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Lauredhel

Lauredhel

Joined November 2016

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Land Glorious by Tansy Rayner Roberts
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The Walking Dead Vol. 29 by Robert Kirkman
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Random #whychooseromance, and that leaves me with only four prompts to fill in the No Shame Reading Challenge! #NSR24 #NoShameReadathon24 @Nessavamusic

Nessavamusic Amazing!! 6h
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And I'm done for May!

#WickedWords @AsYouWish

AsYouWish Yay!!! Good job!!!!💙💙💙💙 6d
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This slightly-magical graphic-novel love story set in a softball league is silly, smutty, and super gay. I love it.

#Prom #WickedWords @AsYouWish

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Clare-Dragonfly Excellent!! Sounds heavy though 😂 1w
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Land Glorious | Tansy Rayner Roberts
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Currently reading: Land Glorious, third in the Sparks & Philtres gaslamp/fae fantasy series. How beautiful is this cover??

Currently celebrating: Halfway through my Goodreads challenge, but not halfway through the year.

Currently missing: my son, who is on his way to his first set of out-of-town band gigs. He'll be back Sunday though!

How about you?

wanderinglynn Congrats on hitting a reading milestone! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉 2w
Meshell1313 🙌🎉 2w
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I figured I might find the word “poem“ in a poetry book, and here we are! One to go (“Prom“).

#WickedWords @AsYouWish

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The Lightning Circle | Vikki VanSickle
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I'm enjoying this novel-in-verse written from the PoV of a camp counsellor.

Third #WickedWords for the month. @AsYouWish

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Free Period | Ali Terese
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This is a MG novel about 2 of ne'er-do-well friends who get involved in period equity activism. Both girls start out as chaos goblins - the bad behaviour (“pranks“) they engage in and the way they're coddled for it is grating on me. It feels like there's a huge helping of white privilege going on, and while I appreciate the baby-feminism aspect, I'm just not sure about some other aspects. The worst threatened consequence is fancy private school.

Lauredhel I feel a bit curmudgeonly saying all this, but I just feel like in 2024 I expect a little more intersectional awareness from my YA books.

#WickedWords @AsYouWish
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Kaleidoscope | Alisa Krasnostein, Julia Rios
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Random post on YA short fiction out of Australia that I have enjoyed. Have you read any of these?

Kaleidoscope (broadly diverse YA), Defying Doomsday & Rebuilding Tomorrow (disabled people surviving/thriving in the apocalypse), An Unexpected Party & Kindred (LGBTQIA+ fiction), and Meet Me At The Intersection (intersectional).

SaunteringVaguelyDownwards I'm so intrigued by Defying Doomsday and Rebuilding Tomorrow - stacked! 3w
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Number one for the month. #WickedWords @AsYouWish

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Hera Takes Charge | Kate Healey
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This Olympus-meets-DWP feminist romance series by Karen Healey's alter ego is not fading with time, but going from strength to strength!

In Hera Takes Charge, Hera is shaking off the debris of her catastrophic marriage with Zeus, dealing with a new, too-charming co-CEO of Olympus Publishing, taking in a street kid, and dealing with far too much attraction to her housemate and ex-brother-in-law, Don. Do yourself a favour, etc.

Lauredhel Can't wait for Ask Cassandra. 3w
Lauredhel Also contains: love for quilting art, zero tolerance for toxic male bullshit, a little too much Rolex appreciation for my tastes, super caring nurturing dude, fabulous frocks (need fan art!), and wholesome videogame bonding 3w
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Hoopla borrow. How gorgeous is this cover? It positively glows. Cover artist Andrew Leung.

BookmarkTavern Love those colors! 💙 3w
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The Circuit Graphic Novel | Francisco Jimenez
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I'm only halfway through, but so far this graphic adaptation of a memoir by Jiménez, who was an undocumented child labourer, is superb.

#graphicnovel #memoir

jewright I teach this short story in my short stories class. 1mo
Lauredhel @jewright Oh, it's a short? This adaptation is 240 pages long
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lil1inblue Stacked! 1mo
jewright @Lauredhel—I‘m guessing it‘s just a small chunk of this story, but it has the same title and author, and it talks about his teacher helping him play the trumpet and moving with a pot of beans and the mattress. 4w
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This is a worthy topic, but unfortunately a poor execution. The stories are piecemeal and disjointed. There is far too much telling and not enough showing - the graphic format was badly underutilised. The excessively small print in portions provided further friction to the reading process.

Read They Called Us Enemy (Takei) instead.

Prairiegirl_reading I was going suggest They Called Is Enemy but you didn‘t it! That one is excellent. Too bad about this one. 😕 1mo
Lauredhel @Prairiegirl_reading ah well! The worst thing is I could see less well read (or more homophobic) people incorporating this into teaching / history programmes when there is a MUCH better book available (edited) 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I missed my 125 000 litfluence! *waves*

Deblovestoread Congrats on the milestone 🎉 1mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
TheSpineView Well done! Congrats 1mo
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Jas16 🎉🙌🏽📚 1mo
BookmarkTavern Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 1mo
mariaku21 Congrats 👏🏻🎉 1mo
Meshell1313 Wowza! 🎉🙌⭐️ 1mo
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Hera Takes Charge | Kate Healey
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I got distracted from this book but am happy to be back reading it! This feminist, contemporary Olympus-gods-retelling #romance series is CRIMINALLY under-rated. I love it all.

#romantsy #WickedWords @AsYouWish

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I Must Be Dreaming | Roz Chast
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In which Chast recounts her dreams. That's it. There's no through line or point to any of it. Tedious and self indulgent.

SamAnne Agree with your review. 1mo
Lauredhel @SamAnne always good to not be completely alone! 1mo
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Hidden Human History | Jody Houser
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This Doctor Who comic artist is mostly great, but this is the third time they've drawn eyes too extremely turned to the side. It's disconcerting!

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Well this looks adorable. Libby borrow.

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Monster Field | Lucy Dougan
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This was a quite enjoyable book of poetry by a poet local to me (Perth, Western Australia).

#fourfoursin24 #retailgrayscale
up to no 58 in #BookChain #BookChain2024 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looking great!! 1mo
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NSFW

Forgot to post this before. The heroine's new boss. 🤣🤣🤣

archaeolibrarianologist Ha! I've read that one. He has good taste. 😆 1mo
Lauredhel 😂🤣🕷️ 1mo
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Best of Australian Poems 2023 | Gig Ryan, Panda Wong
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Snippet of poetry by Dan Hogan

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Grace Needs Space!: (A Graphic Novel) | Rii Abrego, Benjamin A. Wilgus
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Grace Needs Space is a cute graphic novel about a space station girl taking a trip to Titan with one of her mothers.

@AsYouWish #WickedWords #passenger

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Safe prediction 2024: this is going to sell very, VERY well. #litsycrafters

(pic is from author's instagram)

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
BookBr I squee‘d when I saw it on IG!! 1mo
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I do enjoy an Olivia Dade romance! And this one's got a #Voyage thrown in.

@AsYouWish #WickedWords

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Curie Society, Volume 2: Eris Eternal | Anne Toole , Heather Einhorn, Adam Staffaroni
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This nearish-future feminist graphic novel about a scientific society is a lot of fun.

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Frostgilded | Stephanie Burgis
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Found a ship!

@AsYouWish #WickedWords

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In My Blood it Runs: History. Learning. Love. Resistance | Margaret Anderson, Carol Turner, Dujuan Hoosan
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Bookchain progress - I read almost all graphic novels and illustrated works for this set. With an emphasis on books with LGBTQIA+ and POC main characters. They were all good but I think my favourites were Saving Sunshine, Fence: Redemption and The Sea in You (a Little Mermaid adaptation).

#BookChain #BookChain2024 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Looking great!! 2mo
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Fence: Redemption | C.S. Pacat
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Ahhhhhh I love Fence.

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A spicy little novella with a surprise #iceberg.

@AsYouWish #WickedWords

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Shubeik Lubeik | Deena Mohamed
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I feel like I'm the last person to know about this graphic novel, but just in case you are: it's FANTASTIC. It is set in an alternate Cairo where 'wishes' are real, come in bottles, and are subject to heavy government regulation (with all that that entails). The book tells the story of three particular vintage wishes at a man's kiosk, and the three people's stories those wishes become entangled in. I don't want to say too much more. Read it.

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Shubeik Lubeik | Deena Mohamed
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I'm part way through this excellent graphic novel in which "wishes" are sold on the market and regulated by governments. Here's an info box between chapters.

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Shubeik Lubeik | Deena Mohamed
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"My sister's grandson is a graphic designer" ???

Lovely #graphicnovel set in modern alternate Cairo, in which wishes are real and are sold in a regulated market.

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Fence: Redemption | C.S. Pacat
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The sixth Fence volume has hit the library! I love this series.

#graphicnovels

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In Utero | Chris Gooch
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This Australian graphic novel is FANTASTIC. A girl is dropped off for a holiday programme in an abandoned shopping centre near the site of a mysterious explosion. But there is something more going on. A bit Kaiju Preservation Society, a touch Aliens, even a wee bit E.T. And a lovely friendship story. Great art too.

Lauredhel Don't read the blurb, it completely gives away the mystery / ending 2mo
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Guilty Pleasures | Cathy Yardley
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I'm pleased with my Bookchain progress!

#BookChain #BookChain2024 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looking fabulous!!! 2mo
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@AsYouWish #WickedWords
A good mix of books for Wicked Words this month! A graphic novel, a LGBTQIA+ SF YA anthology, a historical romance, a contemporary romance, and a prequel.

Pick of the crop: I think An Unexpected Party, though if you're not in Australia it might be hard to get your hands on. It's a homegrown Western Australian book.

AsYouWish Yay!!!! These look awesome!!!!💙💙💙💙 2mo
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Guilty Pleasures | Cathy Yardley
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I was curious to read Yardley's earlier work. This was a contemporary vanilla steamy romance between two restaurant chefs. The conflict/obstacle was mild and not particularly self-inflicted, which I always appreciate. Lots of cooking, and sex in cupboards.

And I'm done with #WickedWords for March! @AsYouWish
Also #38 for #BookChain #BookChain2024 @TheAromaofBooks
#MeatyTreaty #fourfoursin24
#noodlelovin #HBReadingEmbrace2024

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
AsYouWish Yay!!! Good job!!!!💙💙💙💙 2mo
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The Sea in You | Jessi Sheron
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Library haul today : a graphic novel about menacing mermaids, some crafting stuff, and local poetry.

Lindy I was surprised by how much I enjoyed 2mo
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I've decided to run #ISpyBingo as a whole-year challenge, and am having fun! I don't know if anyone else thought you wouldn't be able to find a 5 W's book cover for the Buzzword Bingo square, but if you were, I got you - I combed through my TBR and found a whole lot to share. Enjoy.

 @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I am really enjoying the I Spy challenge as a full-year extravaganza 😂 2mo
Lauredhel @TheAromaofBooks all-singing! All-dancing! EXTRAVAGANZA!!! 2mo
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Guilty Pleasures | Cathy Yardley
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"What do you mean, the restaurant is closing?"

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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And a surprise “princess“ in this rather good local anthology of YA LGBTQIA+ short fiction.

@AsYouWish #WickedWords

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Great library haul today! #graphicnovel #australianwomenwriters #manga

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This young adult graphic novel romance is absolutely gorgeous. Top graphic novel read of the year so far.

It weaves together young love, insecurity, Valentine's Day, Catholic history, family abandonment, cross-cultural and immigrant issues, with a touch of ghostiness and/or magical realism. The main characters are teenage lion dancers and the art is delightful.

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Twisted Romance | Alex De Campi
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Random Hoopla borrow.

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This is a very absorbing graphic (novel? memoir?) about the first year of college. It lays bare the crushing insecurity and loneliness as well as the experiences of making new friends and learning new things.

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Just Folking Around | Penny Reid
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Number 28 down in #BookChain #BookChain2024 @TheAromaofBooks

Having fun with this one.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looking great!!! 3mo
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