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Lauredhel

Lauredhel

Joined November 2016

Chookwrangler, soapmaker, crocheter, cheesemaker, crip, feminist, singer, mum of a teen plus furfolk. Reading SFF, YA, romance, etc - esp. Aussie.
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And I'm off the starting blocks in two of my challenges! #MMDchallenge #monthlymotifGXO

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How cute is this book though? Love my chooks.

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Lumberjanes Vol. 8: Stone Cold | Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh
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This library haul though! My #graphicnovel ILLs all came in at once. #librarylove #bookhaul #comics

BookFreakOut I love Check, Please! 😁 4d
DyAnne Check, Please! 💗💗💗💗 4d
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Foot traffic is very low because of school holidays, but I've had my first Street Library visitor. They left more books than they took! #streetlibrary #littlefreelibrary

GypsyKat That‘s so cool! 1w
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Still waiting for my registration plaque (the Eyre Highway is closed until further notice because of the fires), but I thought I'd open for business anyway.

umbrellagirl Looks great! 2w
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I was struggling a little with the #booked2020 prompt "eccentric main character".

Then I realised my husband had given me these for Xmas. Sorted!

(P.S. Best husband ever)

Texreader She‘s definitely eccentric! 2w
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And Fire Came Down | Emma Viskic
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Love the Deaf humour in this Australian mystery.

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And Fire Came Down | Emma Viskic
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In which Caleb Zelic is sucked back into the aftermath of a murder. Emma Viskic captures the tension, claustrophobia and bigotry of a small Australian town in bushfire season very well.

Bookzombie This sounds good. I‘m going to have to look up the first book. 3w
Bookzombie Turns out I already have the first one stacked. Lol. 3w
Lauredhel @Bookzombie lol, enjoy! I must say I'm liking reading an Australia genre book that actually includes disabled and Aboriginal folks in a realistic and non token sort of way. 3w
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Husband made me a Little Free Library for Xmas! Now to choose paint colours.

BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s so cool! 3w
Jas16 That is awesome! 3w
mariaku21 That's pretty amazing! 3w
cathipink Awesome!!! Enjoy 🙂🙂🙂 3w
Jhullie What a fabulous gift! 3w
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A Madness of Sunshine | Nalini Singh
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Stellar library #bookhaul again today :)

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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How good is this library haul?

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So Close | Paulette Kincaid
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I'm so close to finishing my GR challenge! How about you?

sprainedbrain I‘m nearly there, too. 1 more book. 🥳 1mo
arlenefinnigan 6 books to go. How the hell do you read so many?! 1mo
Lauredhel @arlenefinnigan I can't work, so I read and I crochet! (And drink, and know things.) 1mo
Lauredhel @sprainedbrain one should be easy :) 1mo
Soubhiville Almost there! 1mo
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New book by a Ghanaian -Australian comedian and author.

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On making button bands for cardigans

Soubhiville 🤣😢😂 1mo
julesG 🤣 Button bands are a knitter's nightmare 1mo
Magslhalliday So accurate 1mo
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Neomad and Neomad 2- the Last Crystal are little futuristic graphic novels co-authored by a group of Murujuga kids. Good stuff.

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Library haul part two - graphic novels

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Library haul part one

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This is a solid, very nicely illustrated book for a beginner to intermediate crocheter. It covers basics, and has a short but varied stitch dictionary giving a good idea of the possibilities, motifs and flowers. The projects section covers a range of accessories, garments, and a couple of home items. US terminology.

CrowCAH I‘m a crocheter! This looks like I‘ll need to craft some more projects! 1mo
Lauredhel @CrowCAH enjoy! 1mo
audraelizabeth I use the ravelry.com website and have more projects than ill probably ever finish. 1mo
Lauredhel @audraelizabeth same. But I still like reading crochet books too. 1mo
audraelizabeth Im a horrible crocheter, ive never knitted but am good at loom knitting. 1mo
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Applies to crochet tools too, of course.

SupTeaReadBooks And spinning paraphernalia! 1mo
Annl I love reading Stephanie‘s books! 1mo
cathysaid So accurate! 1mo
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Bloodlust & Bonnets | Emily McGovern
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Bloodlust & Bonnets | Emily McGovern
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Bloodlust & Bonnets | Emily McGovern
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This book is utterly silly and i am here for it.

Clare-Dragonfly Looks like a ton of fun! 1mo
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No literary content except that I like to drink coffee while reading, but darn if this latte cup pincushion isn't the cutest thing I've ever crocheted.

Bookwormjillk Adorable! 1mo
Blaire That is so sweet! Love! 1mo
julesG So sweet. Die you use a pattern? I'd like to make one, or several. 1mo
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Lauredhel @julesG sort of! I grabbed the amigurumi tea cup pincushion pattern free from lion brand, modified it only a little, then added a heavily modified Latte Art Coaster for the top (also free), making sure to match size/stitch count. Sc row to join then another sc row for the cup lip. Coins in the base before stuffing so it sits nicely upright. (edited) 1mo
Lauredhel @julesG might make good stocking stuffers for sewists who like coffee! 1mo
julesG @Lauredhel Thanks! That was my thought, I need something for the crafty friends. 1mo
Lindy Adorable! 1mo
cathipink So cute! I love it 🙂🙂 1mo
hes7 Cute! 1mo
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I didn't know we can add books ourselves from the desktop version now! Whee.

charl08 Good to know! Thanks. 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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This year for Christmas I really want to be a sympathetic character.

#wintergames

Lauraandherbooks This year for Christmas I really want a new one way too much and it‘s probably going to work for you to do it all the way 😆 2mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag This year for Christmas I really want a new book and a great job 🎄 2mo
Jess_Franzino This year for Christmas I really want a new ship to the beach tomorrow and then we can get going on there for dinner. 😂 2mo
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Karate Kid | B B Hiller
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A bit overwhelmed this weekend... My amazing 17yo achieved his junior Sandan (third degree black belt), the highest honour his karate style gives to a junior. His drive, commitment and poise amazes me. Here he is after his first grading.

Addison_Reads Great job! 2mo
Avanders Congrats!! 2mo
Lauredhel @Addison_Reads @Avanders thanks! His little face in this photo is giving me all the feels. 2mo
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Winter Games | Melissa J. Morgan
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It's summer here, but why not?

1. 186
2. 200, so I'm still on track!
3. Bloodlust & Bonnets, which I currently have on library loan
4. It's not stinking hot like it is now right here! We're on track for the hottest start to summer this coming week, having just had the hottest November on record.

@StayCurious @Clwojick #wintergames

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Anyone lining up their reading challenges for next year? I'm deciding to go for all or mostly new challenges this year (still undecided about #readharder). So I'm looking at #monthlymotifGXO, #monthlykeywordGXO (maybe challenging myself to fill both with one book!), maybe #MMDchallenge from Modern Mrs Darcy once it comes out, so long as it is announced in an accessible format, not as an image of text. Any other suggestions?

Chrissyreadit What are the two monthly challenges? 2mo
Soubhiville I‘m thinking of sticking with just #MountTBR this year, but #popsugar prompts also look fun, so I may casually try that as well. 2mo
Lauredhel @Soubhiville I'm waiting to see if pop sugar posts am accessible version 2mo
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Lauredhel @Chrissyreadit if you google the hashtags you should find them :) both by Girl XOXO 2mo
Chrissyreadit Found! Thanks. 2mo
SaturnDoo I haven't been very successful with this year's challenges 😥 Too many RL incidents put my reading time on hold. But I'm definitely going to try again this year. Working on getting my Bujo ready so I have no excuses to start on Jan 1 😄 2mo
sprainedbrain I‘m a challenge freak... I‘m going to look up the two you mentioned. Currently, I‘m planning to do #ReadingWomen, #Booked2020 and #ReadingEurope2020. I‘m on the fence about Popsugar this year, and I haven‘t seen Read Harder prompts yet... are those posted? (edited) 2mo
Lauredhel @sprainedbrain I did find a read harder 2020 prompt page in the google cache, but it's been removed from the site... Maybe posted early accidentally? 2mo
sprainedbrain @Lauredhel That‘s what I found, too... glad to know it wasn‘t just my imagination. I was confused! 2mo
Lauredhel @sprainedbrain having said that I might not do Read Harder again - but #booked2020 looks good, I haven't done that before! 2mo
Lauredhel @sprainedbrain is five challenges too many? WE SHALL FIND OUT 2mo
sprainedbrain @Lauredhel I am doing five this year and I think I‘m going to finish them all! Read Harder just seems to be getting... ummm.. harder every year. Lol. I like to use books on my tbr or library books as often as I can for challenges and find myself having to buy special or obscure books for Read Harder. So it‘s not one of my five this year. 🤪 I‘m sure I will at least look this year. This will be my third year of #Booked. I like that one! 2mo
Lauredhel @sprainedbrain i hear you on Read Harder - this year I am looking for prompts with a little more latitude (edited) 2mo
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I did the thing! No, I did ALL THE THINGS. With Her Body and Other Parties, I finished the #readingwomen2019 #readingwomen challenge. This joins #aussiesrule2019 and #readharder2019 #readharder on my completed challenges for 2019! And I'm on track to meet my Goodreads Challenge - currently 4 books ahead.

Crinoline_Laphroaig WOO HOO! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
MidnightBookGirl Congratulations!!! 🏆 2mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 2mo
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Scochrane26 That‘s a lot of challenges. I‘ve only done one a year & didn‘t really do any this year. 2mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Wow! That‘s amazing! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
Lauredhel @Scochrane26 I find them useful to keep my reading a bit more diverse 2mo
SaturnDoo 🎉👏🎉 yay!!!! Nice BUJO ❤❤❤ 2mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!!! 2mo
Reggie Woohoo!!! 2mo
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An Isolated Incident | Emily Maguire
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(This Is What A Feminist Looks Like is still not in the database, so I've tagged a different book by the same author.)

More awesome women. Also, kudos to this book for not uncritically reverting the suffragists, but instead going into some detail of how their movement ignored and screwed over Aboriginal people.

Freespirit An amazing woman! 2mo
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An Isolated Incident | Emily Maguire
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(This Is What A Feminist Looks Like is still not in the database, so I've tagged a different book by the same author.)

Edith Cowan was pretty badass.

WorldsOkayestStepMom I love reading about badass women! 2mo
umbrellagirl She sounds amazing. How have I never heard of this woman?! 2mo
Lauredhel @umbrellagirl I don't know! She has good name recognition here because a local university is named after her, and she's on the fifty dollar note. 2mo
UwannaPublishme 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
umbrellagirl @Lauredhel I am in the US, but I‘m glad she‘s recognised in her home country. 2mo
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Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir | Stan Lee, Peter David, Colleen Doran
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An eclectic library #bookhaul today!

Lindy Nice to see your crochet work under that crochet book. 👌 2mo
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This graphic novel glimpses into one night where old friends re-meet. It's not plotty, but there is ooodles of atmosphere and feelings and awkwardness. And a graphic novel within a graphic novel!

Lindy I enjoyed this too. It has really stuck with me. 2mo
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The book I'm reading is actually This is What A Feminist Looks Like by Emily Maguire - it's not in the database. I'm glad Stella gets a page or two!

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Her Body and Other Parties | Carmen Maria Machado
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After about a thousand recs, I'm finally reading this! Miss Charlotte would rather go for a W-A-L-K. #dogsoflitsy

Scochrane26 😍🥰 2mo
mrsmarch Do you spell for your dog too? Mine knows “w-a-l-k the d-o-g.” 2mo
Lauredhel @mrsmarch our old dog could spell a handful of words. Charlie is a young rescue dog and has not yet learned! (edited) 2mo
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Hypnotizing Chickens | Julia Watts
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Read for the Set In Appalachia prompt of the #readingwomen2019 challenge. This is a lovely, meandering (but not dragging) F/F romance. An English professor returns to her childhood home in the hollers of SE Kentucky to care for her grandma for the summer. People are kind to each other. It was just what I needed. And there are chickens. Don't let the cover fool you - the book is well written. #readingwomen

Scochrane26 I hadn‘t heard of this author, had to look her up. 2mo
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Bloodlust & Bonnets | Emily McGovern
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Great library haul today! Also weirdly colour coordinated. #sunsettones

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Bury the Lede | Gaby Dunn
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Library #bookhaul!

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Defying Doomsday | Tsana Dolichva, Holly Kench
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Hi folks! Pic is from the cover reveal for Rebuilding Tomorrow, the follow up anthology to Defying Doomsday. DD had stories of disabled and chronically ill people surviving and thriving in the apocalypse; in Rebuilding Tomorrow they will be building a new world down the track. Crowdfunding on Pozible right now - please consider joining in and sharing. Disability rep is important, and it's still very limited in SF, especially postapocalyptic.

Lauredhel Reward options include Defying Doomsday, if you missed it the first time around. It was one of my favourite books of 2016 and was shortlisted or won multiple awards. (edited) 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly Oh, I‘ve been wanting to read DD and this sounds even more up my alley. I will try to find room in my budget. 🤔 3mo
Lauredhel @Clare-Dragonfly yay! It's a struggle crowdfunding outside of kickstarter, I gather. And I really want this book to happen! 3mo
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The Weekend | Charlotte Wood
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Turns out I will even throw a Charlotte Wood book at the wall. #fuckableism

ValerieAndBooks Ugh, I don‘t blame you! Being Deaf myself, I totally understand that hashtag. 3mo
Prairiegirl_reading I‘m having a hard time with Maya Angelou‘s I know why the caged bird sings with so much of the word crippled. In the historical context I get it but it makes me shudder. The r word is worse for me. Also Margaret Atwood used it in the testaments and I almost stopped. She used it in the context of someone who was an asshole saying something rude so it made sense but still! Pick a different word!!! 😡😡😡 3mo
Lauredhel @Prairiegirl_reading yes - old books are one thing, but it's 2019 and there's been no indication that this character is so terrible that they'd even use this language in tight third. 3mo
KarynGood I have a daughter with special needs and every time I see or hear this word it breaks my heart. 2mo
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The Weekend | Charlotte Wood
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Top : just finished (and whoa, it's as amazing as you might expect from Tillie Walden). Bottom : about to start. The Natural Way of Things was incredible, so I hope I'm not going in with too- high expectations.

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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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On the nth day of Feministmas my library lent to me.... All these books!

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Matters of the Heart | Fiona Palmer
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Matters of the Heart | Fiona Palmer
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Just started this- a Pride and Prejudice retelling in Australian contemporary farm country. #romantsy #australianwomenwriters

CarolynM This one sounds good. I look forward to your review. 3mo
Lauredhel I actually might not have picked it up if I‘d known it was a PnP, not because I don‘t love PnP - I do! - but because it‘s an overworked idea. However Fiona Palmer always writes well and I am finding it engaging so far. 3mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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This was absolutely terrific and the best romance I think I‘ve read this year (definitely the best gay romance). Just makes you feel good.

Lovesbooks87 This is one of my favorite reads of the year! 3mo
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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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Birthday present!

starlight97 Lovely cover 🤩 3mo
ljuliel Happy Birthday 🎂 3mo
rohit-sawant Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂🎉 3mo
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Chrissyreadit Happy birthday! 3mo
Lauredhel @ljuliel @rohit-sawant @Chrissyreadit thanks! Most of my presents were yarn related but there was also this book :) 3mo
Lindy Happy Birthday! Enjoy your book and your yarn! 3mo
Jas16 Happy Birthday 🎉🎁🎂🎈 3mo
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Are You Listening? | Tillie Walden
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And more library haul #graphicnovel

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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