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Alice in Wonderland.

I have always wanted to read it but never have so now I have downloaded it onto my ipad and am reading it aloud in my female voice, for practice, during my lunch break when I am out travelling with work

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"NOTICE : No Gender Left Behind by Rebecca Kling

Rebecca is a Trans* woman who had her SRS in December 2013, and wrote the chapters of the book to use as readings and performance art in her job as a transgender education teacher. Natasha, who is a member here produced a performance by Rebecca out here in North Hollywood back in January that covered highlights of Rebecca's lead up to her surgery and some developments of her immediate post-op life.

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Hi!

Me and my boyfriend are reading "The Curse of Chalion"!

Separate from him I'm reading "Redefining Realness" by Janet Mock and "Thief of Time" by the great Terry Pratchett!

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Wow, I have not updated my reading list here in quite a while.

Currently on the reading table is "Martin Luther King Jr. I have a dream. Writings & Speeches that changed the world." Edited by James M. Washington.

Huggs, :wub:

Joann

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I'm reading internet web pages on tips for visiting Thailand. :thumbsup::P

Anticipatingly waiting

Ashley

:D:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup::D

I think I'm feelin' green with envy. Maybe 1 day.

Huggs, :wub:

Joann

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Hi!

I'm reading "My story" from Caroline Cossey! Is there someone who have read her first book - "Tula: I am a woman"? I hope that they will put it on e-variation too!

I love my Kindle because it allow me to read books about transgender topics, books that I can't find in Bulgaria and it is hard to purchase from Amazon. I was just amazed of the countless titles that they have, so I downloaded some samples and bought some titles. To this moment I've got:

1. "Redefining Realness" by Janet Mock

2. "Trans bodies, Trans selves"

3. "The Danish Girl"

4. "My story" by Caroline Cossey

5." Transgender explained for those who are not" Joanne Herman

6."Letters to my brothers"

7."Letters to my sisters"

and several little books by trans women. I've planed to buy Christen Jorgensen auto/biographies, Jennifer Finney Boylan's biographies, "True selves" and "Transgender Emergence"! For now! I'll be pleased if someone suggest some books! :)

Out of this I love many different styles. I have a big admiration for the fantasy literature, Stephen King and more...

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I just finished reading the fourth installment in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series. This one is entitled "A Feast for Crows."

I have to agree with most of the reviewers who said it was more boring than the first three, and several of the main characters, including the dwarf Tyrion Lannister were missing. That was because of a deliberate decision Martin made to divide the story into two separate books.

Still, it was entertaining and kept me going, and the twists at the end (Martin is great for that) were very satisfying and will serve to keep me hungering for the next book. Good stuff, and now the third book will be on T.V. very soon.

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Carolyn Marie

I just love all the books from "A Song of ice and fire" and can't hardly wait to read what's happening next in the "Winds of Winter"! I hope that G.R.R. Martin will release it before 2018! :)

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I am reading Casino Royale by Ian Fleming. It's a James Bond novel, so that basically explains the plot. After I finish it, I'm going to start reading Bioshock:Rapture by John Shirley about the conception and construction of the underwater city of Rapture.

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-Emily

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I'm currently writing the forth novelin The Heilsing Cases, The Darkness That Waits.

Paranormal Investigations with a healthy dose of social conscience along the way.

Love ya,

Sally

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Trans sister radio - Chris Bohjalian

Geeze this book is like 15 years old. The author did their homework. Very readable.

The legacy of Trinidad with the names changed to protect the innocent. The community outage heeped upon the poor school teacher that finds herself in love with a transsexual.

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I know why the caged bird sings - Maya Angelou

Autobiography of a black girl growing up rural Arkansas, that was written in 1969. Her perspectives on a segregated America in these times just before the civil rights movement (eye opening), a different view. Broadening perspectives on what an oppression could feel like (sound familiar ?) Beautifully written...

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I found my copy of The Unnatural Squire in me storage by accident. I love that book. Especially the parts that come after the squire being changed to a woman by the sorceress. I'm friends with the author, she is the funniest comedians I know. Too bad the book is out of print. That's why I'm relieved to find it.

I'm going to read it again as I get time.

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Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, by Julia Serano (2007). Outstanding book, both depressing and empowering all at the same time.

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Glamour in Glass - Mary Robinette Kowal

Post Nepoleon era fantasy. Fiction - A nice escape.

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The fifth assasin by Brad Meltzer its a historical mystery mu usual genre is sifi I just finished the uplift series by David Brin I highly recomend it

bobbisue :)

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I'm rereading "To Kill A Mockingbird". What a great classic.

Hugs,

Charlize

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Saving Alex by Alex Cooper and Joanna Brooks

"When I was 15 I told my Mormon parents I was gay, and that's when my nightmare began"

Alex was sent by her parents to an unlicensed "residential treatment program" setup through the LDS church in attempts change her sexuality. She was subjected to 8 months of abuse before eventually escaping this private residence in southern UT. She sued in UT court and won the right to be herself, as well as raising the larger issue of abusive "therapeutic boot camps" scattered across UT affiliated with LDS church members.

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The Labyrinth of Time, The illusion of past, present, and future - Anthony Peake

Really interesting tour of how we humans perceive time.

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