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Carrie Laben @pinguinus Astoria, Queens

Debut novel A HAWK IN THE WOODS available now from Word Horde. Order here: https://t.co/ebezW080jM Pronouns: She/her or they/them.

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moranurphy Chuk says hi from NYC @ Manhattan, New York https://t.co/MufCDH8NiaNext time someone sniffs that "genre" fiction is commercial and poorly written and "literary" fiction is artistic a… https://t.co/XyuMy3G5O5
Retweeted by Carrie LabenChuk: "My butthole is a mystery cult. Mystery cults were historically based around bad smells."
1/22
2020
It makes me kind of itchy too, but on close examination these are most likely used books that were on their last go… https://t.co/m1AZJvMCfaWhy Montana Inspires So Many Great Crime Authors https://t.co/yLm8W2LHbI via @CrimeReads @LCvonHessen Buying a last-legs paperback (ones that thick will usually start showing spine wear during the first r… https://t.co/2ERrbD3fQ1 @LCvonHessen Actually curious about environmental impact of ereader vs. multiple paperbacks now. Plus a lot of thos… https://t.co/nuxJ2v3lMk @ScholarOfDecay I'll give her this: her particular neuroses appear to be very profitable in the self-help market. @ScholarOfDecay That proves that you're incapable of real love or something in her world. @ScholarOfDecay She's my favorite hate-read because the text of her advice is usually mostly right (get divorced, m… https://t.co/qwEHv6U3VN @MoraNurphy I was once at a corporate going-away party where we all thought the tip already in the check but it was… https://t.co/8A1bzwscUC @premeesaurus You see it all. The pristine 7,000th copy of the fifth book in the Left Behind series and the work of… https://t.co/MFcDxOkSXj @premeesaurus Working at a used bookstore made me really confront how much physical book-objects, and especially pa… https://t.co/b6zGQcI5isChump Lady has a really hard time of it this week, guys. You see, MLK Jr. had sex with people other than his wife,… https://t.co/70gMAr7Q0nWhite ladies making it all about them: the saga continues https://t.co/1mkoVUKTRl
1/21
2020
Don't call it a comeback, I've been on my bullshit for years. @merica Having grown up near many cornfields, the one thing I can tell you with absolute confidence is that being n… https://t.co/DiGkX7v0Cs @ShieldingC Bouncing off this, I'd say that what's currently considered "secure attachment" is actually only 'good'… https://t.co/P53iZZOtbPI got "You Are a Rock Pigeon!" on "What bird are you most like?". What about you? https://t.co/pmuJJaFaWA #quiz #personality #birds via @#@ @farahrosesmith @larissaeglasser Big congrats! @Keffy I can think of very few things I'd less rather do than discuss this with either of my parents.Resilience is self-care, not capitulation. Some people will use your recovery as an excuse why it wasn't that bad i… https://t.co/XsmsPtchLY @KatMcKinley @yashar Which, in turn, is how those men get caught and how those girls are prevented from having to g… https://t.co/1NxD4FvY3R @smeag which of ours was it that was supposed to be some kid's therapy goat? https://t.co/c8LjfZjduCLazy Sunday. @ Astoria, New York https://t.co/DN65l7oQzf
1/20
2020
Three months ago, NYPD officers in SWAT gear arrested 19-year-old Adrian Napier at gun point on a crowded subway ca… https://t.co/bXfklhsJfB
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @flightofsand The Body Snatcher and The Bottle Imp both played a big role in my youthful conception of what a short story could do.In short: harm-based critique of art sounds reasonable on the surface but its application & implications are intens… https://t.co/XW40tkgT2d
Retweeted by Carrie LabenThe whole thread is good but this right here is genius. https://t.co/vMXKFLg3oy
1/19
2020
When I was 18 I interviewed with Chipotle. They asked me how working at Chipotle, specifically, would prepare me fo… https://t.co/50HC7kEhnG
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @lkamms The cockroaches got into the building in the first place with a guy who owned a bunch of budgies so I feel… https://t.co/jKQJNSMoOmThread https://t.co/B3kMMGxVfRA big part of me wants to get an American kestrel and train it in falconry and hunt the cockroaches but another big… https://t.co/yteIum3U8y @Evaflorence9 Of course some landlords are less ok with that than others. @Evaflorence9 That could definitely be an issue. In New York the traditional solution is to build a coop on the roof. @QualiaRedux My concern is more if "saying something caused suicide" is an acceptable argument, where does that lea… https://t.co/LLQ6jkr3pT @QualiaRedux But people who have depression and suicidal ideation attempt suicide in response to a lot of stimuli -… https://t.co/UQsG2kuVOD @Evaflorence9 I feel like this is a very reasonable and obtainable goal. @QualiaRedux Anyone who started their reasoning from 'this story was too harmful to publish' certainly leaves thems… https://t.co/oenJSiUmdK @QualiaRedux The discourse around the piece was horrific and way too many cis people made way too many confident pr… https://t.co/n628wCXOb5
1/18
2020
SANTO VS. THE PRESIDENT OF TERROR. My favorite movie poster on Earth is right here in Mexico. https://t.co/rdI2jTNJyl
Retweeted by Carrie LabenWe're pretty much ready for the long weekend here.Further ducks-course: "Can anyone truly know which end of the duck is not the butt?" "I think the end with the face… https://t.co/ebWkia7OrLChuk made a poem: "The pochards fucked, and there were ducks."Yay https://t.co/cRh2dumPtq @mbennardo The one I actually hate as opposed to sort of ignore ruefully is Eight Cousins. Which ones did you read? Any of her thrillers? @mbennardo Oh, I know a lot of women/femmes who are still super into it! I have a general beef with Alcott (sorta f… https://t.co/zWXo8kFsKH @setophaga For me it's a combination of not being very good at ear-birding and fear of mockingbirds. I fully admit it's on me. @mbennardo The editor can have a Little Women as a treat.In our Q&A with @Sergio_concolor, we discover how a wildlife biologist becomes a #socialjustice advocate. https://t.co/ULgdhbCTuq
Retweeted by Carrie LabenAt what point can I start cynically drawling "read another book" about Little Women? By no means is this a defense… https://t.co/nGPIZzGPon @ApexBookCompany @khatyxiong @HiGroundCoward Poets of previous generations that I dig but are not as commonly menti… https://t.co/Nxl7j5ktpF @ApexBookCompany Among recent-ish work, I have a fondness for Poor Anima by @khatyxiong, High Ground Coward by… https://t.co/ozCJMXo6hQ @adrienneleigh @Shjade @menstralkrampus And of course you're never living with an infant indefinitely, eventually y… https://t.co/FZX17Zd9n0 @adrienneleigh @Shjade @menstralkrampus See, it makes total sense to me that a person in the potentially homeless s… https://t.co/zWqS3CMcsc @adrienneleigh More seriously, I'd probably be chill if it was a whole house. Babies don't stink that bad. Small apartment, that's tough. @adrienneleigh I mean that was basically every time my mom produced a new kid and everyone thought I was an asshole… https://t.co/vqKSX5l0Y8 @browneyedgirl65 @adrienneleigh I'd argue, having lived with a bunch of infants, that it's possible to live with a… https://t.co/rAdSOLwndd
1/17
2020
@pinkrocktopus The only thing I like about having grown up in a large family is that I learned how to tune out huma… https://t.co/F9To11M9Gd @Zak_Jarvis "I love you, you piece of shit" works in every movie the line's ever appeared in, also real life. @EmeryLeeWho The main characters are twins so I just assume the worst.Glad to see Republicrats consistently mobilizing the demagoguery of phantom "rich kids" who would benefit from free… https://t.co/MVKXX9zi8E
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @jason_m_heller Mercury Rev and Sonic Youth (That was the era when the guy I was dating dragged me to see Sonic You… https://t.co/CTuwMo9YYUThis year, the fellowship is open to Native American writers working on a book-length project. The month-long resid… https://t.co/9NQiaE7fl2The colonial pass system lives. The racist Doctrine of Discovery rules. RCMP assert the Crown’s authority over titl… https://t.co/KKUBgm6VE2
Retweeted by Carrie LabenA lying liar is lying. https://t.co/IUN043cDz5I hated the 80s the first time, don't need a reboot. https://t.co/W3PiBVhXDQ @larissaeglasser Call me Pepperidge Farm 'cause I remember. @ShieldingC This becomes especially clear when kids in the puberty age range are victimized and a giant cultural st… https://t.co/8c8tBqYNMUThe insights of rape culture aren't applied to child molestation because nobody wants to admit that child sexual ab… https://t.co/VQLl8JAf7v
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1/16
2020
"For the story to work the way it always works, the woman has to be better than average. She has to shine. Then she… https://t.co/R6tBJvqDc5
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @TinFoilAwards Everyone's talking about the penis but I'm equally concerned that this person appears to be stuffed with ziti.The balcony door is closed. I have no idea what he's trying to accomplish here. @ Astoria, New York https://t.co/ubbEMwYYYa @msjessicalaine @biblioculus Came here to recommend this, glad it already got mentioned! @farahrosesmith Do you have packing tape?That we're currently in a part of the social cycle where 'do no harm' outweighs 'do good' is both totally understan… https://t.co/EWgd91Nvaz
1/15
2020
The thing with diversity talks is that people will tell you "I only care about the story" but I legit have been tol… https://t.co/536JeHpDNN
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @heksenhaus @farahrosesmith I wish people would come up with new bad takes, instead of just using the same ones over and over. @farahrosesmith Oh I found it again it was @heksenhaus and now I want to know the context. @farahrosesmith I saw someone telling Stephen King to fuck off this morning but I have no idea of the context and d… https://t.co/gqTgvt1wgVLife is actually really cool. Appreciate it.
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @GiveMeYourTeeth Successful parenting. @FomonJosh I read Coyote Songs by @Gabino_Iglesias like a year ago and still haven't stopped thinking about some scenes.
1/14
2020
@CHBenz Thanks, and also I don't know what you did with the lighting here but that picture looks great.I almost forgot! I have been excited to read the first book by @pinguinus since my first glimpse of how she thinks,… https://t.co/K2Gdltljrl
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @TheNuminous1 @paulGtremblay I deeply love how many levels this works on. @tadethompson Congrats! @nadiabulkin The Oscars have rewarded incoherence that seemed to mean well before, notably with Crash. Not saying t… https://t.co/65ueZ8plu1 @nadiabulkin On the matter of the general discourse, you're right about the cliquishness. However, the specific com… https://t.co/fu3wAEbyGj @stephendavisesq @ambernoelle The idea that libraries aren't to be used for sleeping is going to come as a massive… https://t.co/Io1SxVUxvo @intelligentwat @flightofsand FWIW I wouldn't count the stories in Nox as dead yet. People were on holiday.At long last, revised and resubmitted this manuscript. Results do not support the idea that longhand note-taking im… https://t.co/YQnZoWEzcq
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @SusanJWilkes I thought we weren't supposed to tweet about self-harm but you are very brave. @QualiaRedux This is beautiful.No words to describe the anger I feel at what I witnessed today. Tonight I saw a long #Starlink satellite train cro… https://t.co/8HMIVcvNYX
Retweeted by Carrie Laben @MegRaeB My mom slapped me across the face when I was 16 or so for saying I'd never marry a farmer - but she marrie… https://t.co/0NE3LZzpzm @holir_twitch I really wasn't engaged with any of the characters and the pacing seemed laggy.Black Scoters enjoying the warm, windy day today. Ft Tilden. https://t.co/AD4cYWdt5L
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1/13
2020
And link "I'm paying for this" with "I control this" so firmly in everybody's mind that even the people on the stic… https://t.co/me6zTolWOb!! Nearly half of new condo units in Manhattan that came to market after 2015 remain unsold. https://t.co/3oyDGTmT11
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1/12
2020

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