Bethanne Patrick Remains at Home ( @TheBookMaven ) Twitter Profile


Bethanne Patrick Remains at Home

Book-centric. Created #FridayReads. WIP @CounterpointLLC. Reviews @WashPost, @LATimes, etc. Words @VQR, @Elle, @TheRumpus. Board @penfaulkner. She/Her/Hers.

McLean, VA

Joined on 8 August, 2008

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Quoted @Damian_Barr

As a newly qualified doctor, I am about to prescribe myself a bottle of very cold Rosé. Can I get you anything while I’m there? #justgotmyPhD


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Quoted @bullmurph

Announcing 1455’s Second Annual Teen Poetry Contest @1455LitArts @TheBookMaven #poetry #Poets #Writers

DC/VA/MD #poetry peeps, take note:

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#5Thanks: 1. Strawberry-rhubarb pie from @FreeJavelins. 2. Huge foxgloves that we didn’t plant sprouting next to driveway. 3. Season 1 of What We Do in the Shadows. 4. Ceiling fans. 5. “Pied Beauty” by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

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Quoted @likaluca

I cannot wait for Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah's book to be in the world. News today: Robin Desser bought at Random House. The book will “be a two-volume, broad-sweeping work about the black experience in America, from its very beginnings to the current day.”

Wooooo, fantastic news!

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Quoted @aireadee

If you start any so-called apology proclaiming "I am not a racist," you are almost certainly a racist. Better to say, "I am a product of a racist country. I have racist practices and I will work to rectify those through aggressive anti-racism work."

Period. That's your new job.


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Quoted @janetsomerville

It’s my birthday & I’m hoping some of you might order my #Gellhorn book either as a treat for yourself or a gift for a friend from a favourite bookshop.

If you do, please DM a receipt & your snail mail address & I’ll write you a letter about her. #May26

Remember writing letters? #Gellhorn's were important and illuminating.

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We're all just walking each other home, socially distanced and sporting face masks.

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Good morning, tweeties. Stay safe, stay kind, stay home if you can.

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Quoted @duchessgoldblat

I’m bored. Where are all my show ponies? I keep ringing the show pony bell.


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Went on a trail walk, nearly stepped on this. . .

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Clearly I am out of it re Insta and FB but thank you, lovely people, for not telling me I have been in a crypt for years.

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Wait. Instagram is now owned by FB?

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For those following along: I found a couple of Lexapro tablets in a pillbox, from my last trip away from home, in February. Looking for more. . . #depression #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

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In case you're wondering how it's going, running low on meds and yes the new prescription has shipped but I'm weeping copiously and this is what it's like to be a depressive who has to take medication for life. #depression #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

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Happy #FridayReads, Twitterverse! Most of my current TBR selections are for review, but I'll try and get back to UNDERLAND by @RobertMcFarland this weekend. A moving look at the earth's mysterious depths.

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Quoted @HillaryKelly

Guys is it Steinbeck-ian? Steinbeck-esque? Something else?

Is there handbook for adjectiving the hell out of proper nouns?

Sending this up the @BCDreyer flagpole.

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Quoted @MargaretAtwood

Hay Festival is live online this month! Join me and 100s of other writers and performers at to #ImagineTheWorld @hayfestival

Have always wanted to attend @HayFestival, finally a chance--AND w/@MargaretAtwood? DONE.

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#5Thanks: 1. Laughing with family. 2. Celebrating colleagues! Hooray @BroadsidePR, 5 years of great work! 3. Progress on a project despite my own lapses. 4. Reading a cozy at bedtime. 5. A dear one recovering safely at home after surgery.

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Quoted @jaketapper

We’re about to reach the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths in this pandemic. This needs recognition & remembrance, especially since the pandemic deprives so many the ability to mourn as a community. On May 31 noon ET, CNN will host WE REMEMBER, a memorial service for those lost.

Sad and important.

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