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I’m Meep: a 20something librarian, originally from New England, living in Tokyo. I eat books and bleed poetry.

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The Bread We Eat in Dreams

The Bread We Eat in Dreams - Catherynne M. Valente This isn't the first time that I've tried to read something by Catherynne Valente, but it's the first time I've finished a book by her. Her novels were too "much" for me, but the short story and poem format worked really well, and each story or poem brought new wonders. Having just (literally, just) finished reading this collection, I think my favorites were The Consultant, The Shoot-out at the Burnt Corn Ranch Over the Bride of the World, Fade to White, Kallisti, We Without Us Were Shadows, and Silently and Very Fast - but really, every story and poem is well worth your time to read, heartbreakingly beautiful like I've come to expect from Valente, but in smaller, more managable doses so it didn't become overwhelming.