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xicanti
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I hadn‘t heard of BAD SUMMER PEOPLE until it turned up in my library‘s Express section, but I love a book about rich people behaving badly so I jumped on it. I got through the first 50% while I did various hands-on-brain-off stuff earlier, and I feel good about all my choices. It‘s like east coast Jackie Collins on vacation.

One of the things I did while I listened was block this baby shawl. I‘m happy with that result, too. #audiocrafting

xicanti NB: I call it a baby shawl because you‘re supposed to give it to a baby, but you‘re also supposed to knit it with a washable yarn. I thought I was doing just that until I read the label again halfway through and discovered I was very much mistaken. Now I guess I‘ll keep it and make something else for my cousin‘s kid‘s first birthday. 7d
dabbe It's beautiful. 💙🩵💙 7d
humouress Such a shame you get to keep it for yourself 😉 6d
xicanti @dabbe thank you! 6d
xicanti @humouress it‘s a real sacrifice. 6d
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StayCurious
Wildfire | Hannah Grace
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My sister got my son the entire collection of The Land Before Time (14 dinosaur movies!) - so while he soaks that in an hour each night, I have time to do some #Audiocrafting and #Audiocolouring with these fun reads. #LittensLoveRomance #IDLR #InDeathLongReadalong

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2w
IndoorDame How fun 🤩 2w
AileenRR 14 movies! I‘ve only ever seen the 1st. Are the sequels any good? (edited) 2w
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LiseWorks Oh my goodness, I had no idea there was that many lol 2w
vonnie862 Wait, 14?! I had no idea. 2w
StayCurious @AileenRR they aren‘t bad actually. He certainly likes them - but he‘s 2 lol 2w
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lil1inblue
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#audiocrafting on a #caturday afternoon

dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 1mo
Leftcoastzen 😻😻 1mo
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jen_hayes7
The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida | Shehan Karunatilaka
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Doing some #audiocrafting tonight. This book is a trip!! #huey #catsoflitsy

BookmarkTavern How cozy! ❤️ 1mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
Kitta I love their kits! 1mo
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xicanti
Scattered Showers | Rainbow Rowell
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I finished my Greek street and installed it on my shelf! Hurray!

I also made some good progress through SCATTERED SHOWERS, which I love despite a couple of sameish stories. (Rainbow Rowell does like a bit of “best friends finally admit their attraction to one another.) The narrator uses too many emphatic undertones, though; an in-person storytelling technique that doesn‘t play well through earbuds and annoys the shit out of me. #audiocrafting

xicanti Here‘s the thing: in person, the listener can lean in, fostering intimacy with the storyteller. Through earbuds, the listener either has to strain their ears to catch everything or crank the volume up and pay for it when the narrator returns to their regular volume. I much prefer performers who adjust their tone to indicate they‘re whispering or shouting instead of actually fucking whispering or shouting. At least this one‘s not a screamer. 2mo
tpixie Amazing crafting! 💙🩵💛 2mo
xicanti @tpixie thanks! This one was really fun to work on, even with all the fiddly beaded elements. 2mo
tpixie @xicanti yes! Love the bookstore and the lights! All the details! (edited) 2mo
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jen_hayes7
Like a Love Story | Abdi Nazemian
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Doing some #audiocrafting with my little peanuts. #huey #lennox #catsoflitsy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww 🐾❤️🫶🏻 2mo
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xicanti
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A friend started the tagged book a day ahead of me and had mostly bad things to say about it, but I like it a lot so far. I think it‘s gonna be a harrowing and insightful read.

In a less harrowing mode, here‘s a preview of my Greek street with the third wall attached and the lights hooked up! It‘s hard to tell in the photo, but the mirror against the back wall means you can see all the bookstore‘s angles. #audiocrafting

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So cute 💙🤍 2mo
tpixie I loved the book! An amazing woman and story. It is a hard read at times so I can see why not everyone would like it. I‘m amazed by your workmanship!!! 2mo
dabbe Amazing! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
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Traci1 That is lovely. 2mo
AlaMich I love that! (edited) 2mo
xicanti @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @dabbe @Traci1 @AlaMich it makes me happy every time I peer into it! 2mo
xicanti @tpixie my friend‘s big complaint is that she finds Elizabeth unbelievably naive about her situation, which isn‘t an issue for me because I think it makes sense that someone living in 1860 wouldn‘t be as informed about wrongful asylum incarcerations and patriarchal abuses as we are here in 2024. She says she does find the book interesting in general, though. 2mo
tpixie @xicanti 👍🏻 they were so much more isolated then- no TV, internet, radio… (edited) 2mo
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xicanti
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And now, a tiny bookstore for my little Greek street; which, I‘ve realized, has all its signage in either Turkish or English, so maybe it‘s not Greek at all? Or maybe it‘s on an island that caters mostly to Turkish- or English-speaking tourists?

Anyways, I‘m still here for the tagged book‘s stories and still all *DRAMATIC SIGH* over the huge number of similes and metaphors. #audiocrafting

willaful oooooo! 2mo
UwannaPublishme 😍📚🙌🏻 2mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
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Bookwormjillk 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
Texreader Love this!!! 2mo
tpixie Love the plaster and brick wall & plates! 2mo
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xicanti
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I loved Zeyn Joukhadar‘s second novel very much, but their first is trying my patience with its purple prose. It‘s a good example of what I mean by performative purpleness; something that‘s less “how can I convey my characters‘ emotional reality?” and more “look at my ability to cram similes and metaphors into every nook and cranny.”

I‘ll stick with it because I do want the story. The historical bits are much less florid, too. #audiocrafting

Deblovestoread That is adorable! 💜 2mo
xicanti @Deblovestoread thanks! It‘s the first half of a little Greek street. Tomorrow, I start the other side. 2mo
CoffeeAndABook Great review!! And that little Greek street is delightful 👏🏼👏🏼 it makes me so happy to just look at it ☀️ is it a set? If so, where can it find it?? 2mo
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xicanti @CoffeeAndABook yes, it‘s a kit I found on Amazon! There are a whole bunch of them along the same lines, but with different themes. I‘ve already done the little French canal, and I hope to do the firefly forest and the undersea trolley someday. Litsy won‘t let me post the link, but if you search for “Spilay sea breeze book nook” it should come up. 2mo
BookmarkTavern That looks so cute! Looks like it‘s right off of Santorini! 💙 2mo
xicanti @BookmarkTavern I fell in love with that Santorini vibe the moment I saw it. 2mo
CoffeeAndABook @xicanti Thank you so much! I found it 😊😊😊 2mo
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Deifio
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Great progress on the fair isle tank top. While listening to tagged book. I've never read this classic German children's story before.

#audiocrafting

AnnR Very pretty! 3mo
Cupcake12 I love this design x 3mo
Deifio @AnnR and @Cupcake12 Thanks! I really enjoy this design. Lots of fun to knit 3mo
UwannaPublishme 😍👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 3mo
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