Author Archives: bagankify

July 2019: How Working at a Bookstore Has Made My Book Obsession Grow and I Got Back Into Sci-Fi

What I Read: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram Mettanoia, Vol. Two: Mental Health and Self Care Strategies (zine) by ?? The Miserable Mill by Lemony … Continue reading

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Magic and Endurance: How David Blaine’s Crazy Stunts Help Banish My Fear of Messing Up

Disclaimer: I am aware that David Blaine has faced and is currently facing sexual assault allegations. I do not support people who do this, and in light of any new evidence, I may take down this post. I understand if … Continue reading

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June 2019: How This Month of Reading and Connecting Reinvigorated My Mind

What I Read: Dreadnought by April Daniels The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag Real Queer America by Samantha Allen We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia The Love Songs of Sappho translated by Paul Roche Let’s … Continue reading

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Mom Hugs and Puppy Snuggles: How I Let Depression Get the Best of Me Before I Explored Why Life is Worth Living

As you already know, this summer has been rough for me. I have been lonely, dealing with an emotional new roommate, and starting a job at Walmart that was slowly sucking my soul out like a Dementor. I won’t go … Continue reading

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May 2019: How I Read Too Much Because of Boredom, Anxiety, and Unemployment

What I Read: The rest of Do What You Want edited by Ruby Tandoh Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol The Bad Beginning (re-read) by Lemony Snicket The Reptile Room (re-read) by Lemony Snicket … Continue reading

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Mixed Media and Turning the Page: How I’m Learning to Deal with (and Embrace) Uncomfortable Situations

The spring semester has been over for what feels like ages, but I can’t stop thinking about my photography class. I spent the entire semester complaining about how I wasn’t good at photography, how I had to try really hard, … Continue reading

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April 2019: How I Read and Loved My First Graphic Novel

What I Read: The ABC’s of LGBT+ by Ash Hardell Black Flag and punk rock zines Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena María Viramontes An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England by Brock Clarke The Dew Breaker … Continue reading

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