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vlwelser
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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I love this author. She loves science and the environment and I love how funny and snarky she is. I started this in January. And it ended up as my September #DoubleSpin. It's going into my recipe book shelf. Because food. And recipes. ❤

@TheAromaofBooks

And thank you to @Soubhiville for sending this to me.

Soubhiville I‘m glad you liked it. It‘s got a special place on my shelf too. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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vlwelser
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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Today's train book is my September #DoubleSpin. Can someone please explain where exactly September went?

Prairiegirl_reading I wish I knew!! Can we have it back please? Also I love that book, I found it so interesting! 2mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Mehso-so

Inspired by this book, I took a trip to the thrift store today for the first time in several years, and it seems that fast fashion has gotten an even stronger hold than it had in 2017. I could hardly find anything 100% cotton, let alone the silk and wool treasures I used to find. *Sigh* This is a decent book but not really anything I didn't already know. And the narration isn't great, but it gets the job done.

GingerAntics I miss 100% Cotten shirts and proper shoes that let your feet breath. I think most of all, I miss clothing that is durable. I‘m not sure how anyone is managing hand-me-downs anymore. Everything just sort of falls apart after such a short time these days. 2mo
ImperfectCJ @GingerAntics I had pretty good luck with Hanna Andersson clothing for my kids. The fit and quality made the clothes last for years and I was still able to pass them on to friends. The quality in recent years seems to have gone down a little, at least in their woven items, but their knits still seem pretty good. But durable clothes for myself are really hard to find anymore. 2mo
GingerAntics @ImperfectCJ it‘s really sad, honestly. I think it highlights how we are such a throw away Society. Marie Kondo certainly isn‘t helping matters. 2mo
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ImperfectCJ @GingerAntics I have a friend who's a dedicated thrifter and a huge fan of Eileen Fisher and system/capsule wardrobes made of natural fibers. I really admire her philosophy, but so far I'm too enamored of pretty colors and not skilled enough with needle and thread to modify not-quite-my-size items to adopt the ethos myself. Maybe someday. 2mo
GingerAntics @ImperfectCJ not everyone has the time to buy clothes that way, either, honestly. Your friend is lucky she can do that. A lot of people can‘t. 2mo
ImperfectCJ @GingerAntics Agreed. I think it helps if your passion/what you love to do in your free time is forage for awesome finds and tailor clothes. Otherwise, it can feel like just more work, and you still have to make time for what feels like leisure to you. 2mo
GingerAntics @ImperfectCJ that is so true. If that‘s your thing, I think it‘s probably right up your alley. Perhaps there should be jobs where people who like doing that sort of thing can find clothes for other people and tailor them to fit properly. I know the fat community would LOVE having a resource like that! 2mo
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ImperfectCJ
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In chapter 3, the narrator and audiobook QC person inadvertently strengthen the author's point about people not knowing about sewing anymore by referring to women buying "blots of fabric" to make their own dresses in the 1920s. The text version has the correct "bolts," but I find the mistake in the audio telling.

Clare-Dragonfly 😂😅 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading 🤣🤣 2mo
Tamra 🫢 2mo
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zurazureen
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Our earth has changed and we must do our best to protect it no matter what 😭 scary future lies ahead

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johncadams
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What will Timeless Simplicity by John Lane help you shed from your life, and will you be more successful than I was at following his advice?

Read my full review here:

https://www.johncadamsreviews.com/single-post/timeless-simplicity-by-john-lane

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LapReader
The Tomorrow Book | Jackie French
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Visited a new Little Free Library that I‘ve had my eye on for a while but finally got to today on my 7 km walk. I went out for a morning tea of biscoff doughnut & chai latte on the way & a stop off at the market then I just kept going until I got to Westfield where I watched a very body & sex positive movie that I really recommend called Good Luck to You Leo Grande in gold class. I had 2 Margaritas & a margarita pizza & then bused it home. Night x

Bookwormjillk Sounds like a good day! 3mo
tpixie Fun day! 3mo
Jeg That movie is on my list to see. Love Emma Thompson . 3mo
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Missusb
The Raven's Song | Zana Fraillon, Bren MacDibble
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A new #middlefiction book by two of Australia‘s favourite and critically acclaimed authors? I am here for it. It‘s already a treat! #currentlyreading #preview #octoberrso2022 #climateschange #flashback #sustainability #postpandemic #resilience #family #friendship #loveozmg

New Kid on the Book Lovely photo! 3mo
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Kenyazero
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I loved this! It‘s a relaxing slice of life about a monk who struggles to find their purpose, and a robot that loves observing the world around it. Delightfully inclusive, and excellent world-building. How the robots get their names is one of my favorite details. It looks like the second book comes out today (ish), which I am now very excited about! #LGBTQ #robots #Tea #Sustainability #Nonbinary

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LibraryCin
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things | William McDonough, Michael Braungart
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for some things, I had a hard time wrapping my head around the ideas: eco-effective vs eco-efficient, upcycling vs downcycling, biological nutrients and technical nutrients, and more. They did have some good examples and I think they are probably correct in what they are suggesting, but it was hard for me to figure all of it out. Cont in comments...

LibraryCin What‘s unfortunate is that this book was published 20 years ago. Without having heard much more about these concepts, I‘m concerned that they haven‘t really taken root 5mo
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