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My life in Goodreads exile

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Ex Machina, Vol. 1: The First Hundred Days
Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris
The World Without Us
Alan Weisman
Cringe: Teenage Diaries, Journals, Notes, Letters, Poems, and Abandoned Rock Operas - Sarah  Brown So wonderful and painful. Some of these are just completely mind-blowing (I'm like: WHOA at least I didn't write THAT), and some are exactly what I wrote in my diary (I *think*; I'm not actually brave enough to back and look through them to make certain.)

And what a good time capsule this is. Do teenagers still write offline? Are all they all still alone with their emotions, locked up and unshared, the way we were? Or does everything get posted to the internet now. Maybe that feeling of aloneness, of no one understanding you or ever having experienced what you're going through, is a thing of the past? God let's hope not, it was the best thing that ever happened to us, regardless of how long it took us to realize it.

Saving the 5th star for whatever Sarah does next.