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Lauredhel

Lauredhel

Joined November 2016

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Best of Australian Poems 2023 by Gig Ryan, Panda Wong
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Hera Takes Charge by Kate Healey
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Time of the Cat by Tansy Rayner Roberts
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Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher
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The Fifth Wound by Aurora Mattia
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Wool by Hugh Howey
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The Walking Dead Vol. 29 by Robert Kirkman
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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!!! 2d
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King Cheer | Stephanie Kate Strohm, Molly Horton Booth
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Slightly disjointed in parts, but otherwise a fun, empathetic high school cheerleading-squad graphic story inspired by King Lear.

First #WickedWords for the month done - Athlete. @AsYouWish

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On to March!

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Huda F Cares | Huda Fahmy
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Have you ever bonded with a stranger over a book?

Ruthiella Over loving to read yes, but not over a specific book (except here on Litsy of course 😄) 2w
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vlwelser 💕😍 2w
Jari-chan ❤️🐶 2w
ElizaMarie Muah!!!! 2w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2w
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Best of Australian Poems 2023 | Gig Ryan, Panda Wong
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Done a little library run... Poems and crochet this time.

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I have been solidly dodging those bingos! Might have to choose a book deliberately with a ring or fire...

#ISpyBingo @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

willaful I've been doing a fabulous job as well. 2w
Lauredhel @willaful *dodge* *weave* 2w
willaful @Lauredhel Never would have known I'd be so good at this if you'd ever seen me in gym class! 2w
Lauredhel @willaful lol, SAME 2w
TheAromaofBooks Looking great!!! 2w
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A superb graphic memoir by a political artist who escaped Cuba with his family as a child. Rodriguez tells a compelling personal tale, and sounds a timely warning about authoritarianism. I didn't know going in that he was the Rodriguez who had done THAT art, so that was an enjoyable surprise.

Memoir by someone I admire #booklistqueenchallenge24
Under the radar in 2023 #readharder2024
No 19 #BookChain #BookChain2024 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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Time of the Cat | Tansy Rayner Roberts
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I submitted an add request for Team Queen a few days ago, but it's still not in the database, so I've tagged a different book by Tansy. Team Queen is a rather lovely little book of essays and stories about queens.

#BookChain 18, #BookChain2024 @TheAromaofBooks
Blue eyes and fog, #ISpyBingo @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

julesG I like your graphic. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Wow, you are flying through this challenge!!! 2w
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I'm feeling saddened today at how many children are growing up in regimes where they have no library access, or where library access is threatened.

The_Book_Ninja I agree 2w
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Slow Dancing | Elizabeth Benedict
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[absolutely zero book content]

IDK who's interested, but my gorgeous son is a musician and he uploaded a new cover reel today. Check it out at lukechandlermusic on instagram.

If you'd like to see his alt/indie rock band too, it's at antithesisperth.

Thanks for listening!

#Tuesdaytunes

Librariana @TieDyeDude has created a lovely hashtag for #Tuesdaytunes, so this is yet another way of sharing your son's music 😊 2w
Lauredhel @Librariana Thanks, edited in! 2w
Meshell1313 That is soo cool! Congrats!!! Will def check it out! 2w
TieDyeDude Thanks for sharing! 2w
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When all your Libby holds come in at once! #graphicnovels #library #bookhaul

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Hey, Kiddo | Jarrett J. Krosoczka
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Wrap-up post for Wicked Words February. Four graphic novel finds, and a novel. All pretty good books this time! I'd say my pick is Ghost Roast. Recommended for teenagers of all ages.

@AsYouWish #WickedWords

AsYouWish Yay!!! Good job!!!!💙💙💙💙 2w
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Hey, Kiddo | Jarrett J. Krosoczka
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Surprise 1940s flashback in this graphic memoir about a child dealing with parental addiction. And that's February #WickedWords completed!

 @AsYouWish

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This terrific graphic memoir is written from the point of view of a teenager who volunteers at a camp for kids with cancer and their families.

And there are letters in the back!

@AsYouWish #WickedWords

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Really nice bit of character work here as the motley group of camp counsellors set off to kids cancer camp.

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🤣🤣🤣

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 3w
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Ghost Roast | Shawne Gibbs, Shawnelle Gibbs
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And a lake features in this charming YA graphic novel about a reluctant ghostbuster.

A Black teenage girl is grounded. Her punishment - to work for her ghostbuster dad for the summer. Her dad wants to destroy the ghosts on a historic plantation, but the MC can see and interact w/them, and wonders if there's a better way. It's a touch romantic and has a bit of a murder myster, and it delves into the problematic plantation history.

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#WickedWords February, day 2, boom

 @AsYouWish

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Ghost Roast | Shawne Gibbs, Shawnelle Gibbs
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Libby borrow. This looks fun.

Clare-Dragonfly I would have picked that up based on cover alone! 1mo
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Approaching the end of January, and I've hit #BookChain #BookChain2024 hard. Enjoying this challenge! @TheAromaofBooks

julesG ???? - I'm stuck at the "Author's Initials" prompt. ? 1mo
Lauredhel @julesG Are you looking for recs? Which initials and which genre(s)? 1mo
Lauredhel @julesG Stalked your wall, you're looking for T or P... should be easy, they're both super common letters! I see a dozen on your TBR :) 1mo
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julesG The entry before that was a Terry Pratchett book with introduction by Neil Gaiman. I'm sure I can find something, it's just that the ARCs I picked recently all had different initials. Or I could just look at all of Pratchett's initials, including the "Sir" - that gives me S, T, D, J, P + N, G. But I will ask for help should I not find something by next week. ? 1mo
julesG 😂😂 Yes, I know. I have a few Ts and Ps in the pipeline. 1mo
Lauredhel @julesG LOL at using all the initials! 1mo
willaful Cute! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh wow, amazing progress!! I have no been very purposeful with this challenge yet, so I'm still stranded on step three haha 1mo
Read4life I was stuck on how best to show my progress. I was WAY overthinking it. I think I‘ll have to follow your lead. I love your graphic! 💙 1mo
Lauredhel @Read4life oh yep, I'm pretty basic :) 1mo
Read4life lol. I truly meant it as a compliment. I had the prompts and books all squished in. I redid mine but it doesn‘t look as good as yours. 1mo
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Asking For It | Louise O'Neill
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And that's a diagonal bingo in #ISpyBingo @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

(Not going for full cards this year LOL!)

Velvetfur Oohh nice diagonal! 😁 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! 1mo
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It's been a pretty good month of reading so far! Knocked out #WickedWords @AsYouWish

Not sure if I enjoyed Kaiju Preservation Society or Paladin's Grace more, but they were both a fun ride from authors who I always vibe with.

AsYouWish Good job!!!!💙💙💙 1mo
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Asking For It | Louise O'Neill
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Time of the Cat | Tansy Rayner Roberts
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The back cover is pretty also

BethM This sounds absolutely bonkers and I‘m here for it. 1mo
Lauredhel @BethM right? And bonkers cosy, which is 100% the vibe I need 1mo
BethM No kidding! I immediately went looking for it but no public release til May 😭😭😭 1mo
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Time of the Cat | Tansy Rayner Roberts
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My Time of the Cat Kickstarter goodies arrived! Enjoying a cup of Spicy Viking tea. Stickers and pin have already been allocated

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Relatable awkwardness 🤣😅

Ruthiella 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
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Ruined | Sarah Vaughn
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I really enjoyed this graphic novel romance! It was your classic Regency marriage of convenience plot, very nicely illustrated. The central romance is het but the world has a lot of open same sex romance going on around them (sequel bait?) it's a bit steamy, too, which probably hits steamier in the graphic format (maybe don't leave it lying around with young kids).

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Why don't more adults read picture books? They're just fun.

maich I read them all the time and enjoying them. 1mo
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Ruined | Sarah Vaughn
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Look whose Libby hold just came up :O #romantsy #romance #graphicnovel

thegirlwiththelibrarybag This looks fun! I‘ve just requested my library buy it ✨ 2mo
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Ink Girls | Marieke Nijkamp
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This graphic novel is about the power of writing and words. A brave young printer's apprentice and her found-family work to expose corruption in their city.

@AsYouWish #WickedWords
#Cat Animal #ISpyBingo @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks
#Bookchain number 9 - starts with vowel #TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
Tsana That‘s on my list because I‘ve enjoyed Marieke Nijkamp‘s other books. Must work out how to get ahold of it! 1mo
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Paladin's Grace | T Kingfisher
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Bedtime Cat | Lynn Reiser
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I finished a wedding blanket for friends a few days ago. I had a fair bit of yarn left over, so I thought: why not a matching bed for their kitty? It‘s mostly done now, I just need to add a padded base. #catsoflitsy #litsycrafters

Oryx Wow. That's lovely and so thoughtful. 2mo
julesG Beautiful! 😍😍😍 2mo
PaperbackPirate 😍😻 2mo
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Chrissyreadit Wow! that is beautiful- you are very talented 😍 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Wow!! 🥰🥰💕 2mo
Susanita I love it! 2mo
ravenlee What a fantastic idea! It all looks lovely. 2mo
Bookzombie That‘s lovely! 2mo
ReadingRachael Beautiful! What a special gift ❤️ 2mo
jewright Beautiful! 2mo
peanutnine What a cool idea! Both are beautiful 😍 2mo
Bette How lovely. 💕 2mo
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Cleanskin Cowgirls | Rachael Treasure
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Colorado. @AsYouWish #WickedWords

(The book itself? Do not recommend.)

Also #HorizonBlue #Pantone2024
Prompt 12 of #hbembrace2024
#NeighbourLabour from #fourfoursin24 (the town sets up a coop for enviro fuel and a community garden)
Number 7 of #BookChain #TheAromaofBooks

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Chain-Gang All-Stars | Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
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Mehso-so

Overhyped.

A near-future dystopia with biting critique of the racist prison-industrial complex should be my jam.

But for me this was both plodding and meandering, as well as dry and unsurprising. It elevated message over characterisation, pacing, and plot. It could have been a tight novella or a deeper more focused novel, but instead it was this mess. I ended up feeling like I'd been hit over the head with the MC's hammer a few too many times.

Chelsea.Poole I agree. 😬 2mo
Lauredhel @Chelsea.Poole thankyou - feeling mostly alone on this one! Which is fine, people can like what they like. I was wondering if I was failing to “get“ something, but I don't know what.

One thing I didn't mention above was the terrible choice to have the footnotes a mishmash of fiction and fact. The audience for this book doesn't need that sort of spoon-feeding, and it kept jerking the reader out of the story. Put them in an author's note.
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Chelsea.Poole I wanted so badly to like it. I appreciate the concept but I really did not enjoy actually reading it. I also thought it was me until reading some reviews which echoed my feelings, as yours does. 2mo
Lauredhel @Chelsea.Poole yes, I usually like dystopias and obviously agree with the message, but a worthy message does not always make for a successful novel 2mo
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Hot-off-the-presses graphic novel action in my library haul today!

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Hi Littens! I don't think there's a Litsy welcome wagon anymore, but y'all should follow my friend @Tsana who has just joined us here!

Bookzombie Welcome @Tsana ! 2mo
BookmarkTavern Welcome @Tsana ! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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Deblovestoread Welcome @Tsana 👋🏼 2mo
Tsana Thanks @Lauredhel and all! 👋 2mo
Ruthiella Welcome to Litsy @Tsana ! 😃 2mo
LeahBergen Hello, @Tsana ! 👋 2mo
Fr3NcHtOaSt Welcome @Tsana 👋 2mo
JessClark78 Welcome to Litsy! @Tsana 🙂📚 2mo
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Pantone: Colors | Pantone
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BarbaraBB Thanks!! That‘s perfect! 2mo
BookwormAHN Thank you 😺 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Thank you! 😊 2mo
PuddleJumper Thanks! 2mo
mariaku21 Thank you so much!!! 2mo
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Hera Takes Charge | Kate Healey
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It's nearly midnight but I just realised Hera Takes Charge dropped, so I know what I'm doing tonight #romantsy #romance

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Isn't It Bromantic? | Lyssa Kay Adams
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Isn't It Bromantic? | Lyssa Kay Adams
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Second Wicked Words done on day two of the year! #hotel #wickedwords @AsYouWish

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Allergic | Megan Wagner Lloyd
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This is a terrific MG graphic novel about a girl who loves animals and wants to be a vet - then finds out she's allergic to anything with fur or feathers. It's also about friendships, and feeling left out, and anxiety about a new baby coming, and finding out who you are - or who you might be - in the face of obstacles.

Great for Telgemeier fans, or anyone with allergies.

#ISpyBingo @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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Two thirds of the way through this graphic memoir, and the mother (PoV character) is still misgendering and deadnaming her son. Ugh.

Jari-chan Ugh 🤦 2mo
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Mabuhay!: A Graphic Novel | Zachary Sterling
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Fruit! #ISpyBingo @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

This was a very enjoyable graphic novel, in which two Filipino-American kids discover both their magic powers and their culture and history. Lots of magical realism and delicious food!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Off and racing on Wicked Words for 2024.

And VERY much enjoying this pacey novel about a multiverse scientific expedition to study and preserve kaiju on an alternate Earth - with the wackiest biology you've ever read.

I was at an SF con where Scalzi did an audience-prompted world-building exercise in which we ended up with octogoats. These Kaiju are far stranger. But no spoilers.

@AsYouWish #WickedWords

Lauredhel (also obviously this theme is The Shining, LOL) 2mo
AsYouWish @Lauredhel Maybe….😂🤣 2mo
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New year, new Hoopla borrow!

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