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thegirlwiththelibrarybag

Joined May 2016

🇦🇺 books, memes, music & vegemite sandwiches 📖 http://goodreads.com/sharnibear
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Robin Hood | Walt Disney, Walt Disney Company
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I drove past a letterbox on my way to work today and wasn‘t in a hurry to get to work (am I ever?) so pulled over… 😜 I miss my little lunch time postcard walks during my work from home / lockdown time.

DinoMom Love that card!!!! 2d
Nute What is a postcard walk? 2d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Nute, me going for a walk to post a postcard (I did a lot of this during lockdown because I found otherwise I‘d just stay inside and not venture out for fresh air and exercise) 2d
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We‘ve got new people at the library which obviously means that an afternoon tea is in order! The invite email asked for us to bring something vegan friendly - so I‘ve adapted my yum yum ball recipe - by using vegan/gluten free biscuits and condensed coconut milk instead of condensed milk. I didn‘t know condensed coconut milk was thing!

Darklunarose This is good stuff! It‘s a pantry staple here. 3d
ravenlee Ooh, sounds lovely! 3d
Dragon Sounds yummy! 💚🐉 3d
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CarolynM Hope your efforts were appreciated 💕 3d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Darklunarose, what kind of recipes do you use it in? 2d
Darklunarose @thegirlwiththelibrarybag anything you would use condensed milk in:) but I‘m obsessed with it in iced coffee. 2d
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Classic Cars Coloring Book | Bruce LaFontaine
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That awkward moment when you agree to leave your book at home to meet friends for lunch and you end up in the middle of a classic car show…

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Untitled | Unknown
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👀

zezeki Did this today! 😅 5d
Ruthiella I‘d say that urge is human, not limited to females? 5d
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Further strike action for Thursday 12th May ✌🏼

https://www.asuvictas.com.au/moreland-cc-second-asu-strike-pending-ceo-response/

Does anyone use the Moreland libraries - how visible or hidden are the strikes?

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Angelmaker | Nick Harkaway
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Did I lug this book around all day and not read a single page? 🫣 YOU KNOW IT! 😜

Just realising how hard (with zero planning) I leaned into an art(ist) theme today 😂 dress, Ken Done ; mask, Vincent Van Gogh; tote bag, Ethel Carrick

Lauram It‘s a good look on you! (edited) 1w
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Oh to be missent to Bermuda (which is famously not at all close to Australia)

ravenlee Wow, that‘s impressive. My MIL‘s luggage once went on a trip to Manila without her, from somewhere in the US (like, traveling within the US, never leaving the country), but I think this now tops that experience! 1w
BkClubCare Like, one can‘t make that happen! Why would Bermuda have such a stamp? Wild 1w
julesG You get magazines from Germany? Also, can I mail myself to your library in hopes of being missent to Bermuda? 1w
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CarolynM I‘ve often mistaken Boroondara for Bermuda myself😂😂😂 1w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM, with this logic we could explain all the Josh F posters around 🫣😂 (edited) 1w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @julesG, Germany, France, Italy and Hong Kong ☺️ worst case scenario you end up in Balwyn and I‘ll take you out for coffee 😂 1w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @ravenlee, 🧳 that suitcase should be racking up frequent flyer miles 1w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @BkClubCare, guess it happens a lot? Bermuda Triangle out there messing up mail delivery… (edited) 1w
julesG Win-win situation for me. Unless they fish me out at customs because there's 'meat' in the package. 1w
julesG I remember when we had trouble with our flights to Bali (felt centuries ago), I noticed a DHL hangar in Denpasar airport and thought that I could always send myself home via DHL. 1w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @julesG, you could have landed yourself a round the world trip 😂📦 1w
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Angelmaker | Nick Harkaway
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Off to a delightfully strange start! ⛳️

AlaMich I loved this book! It‘s bananas but it‘s a fun ride! And fun fact, he‘s John le Carré‘s son. (edited) 1w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @AlaMich, that is a fun fact! I‘m not very far in yet - but I‘m enjoying his turns of phrase ☺️ 1w
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I‘m sad that this isn‘t getting more news coverage - this is the second library strike I‘ve heard of in Melbourne this year and tbh, it‘s a big deal!

Nothing but respect for all these essential council workers who carried their communities through covid lockdowns and are now taking a stand for fair pay and conditions.

https://redflag.org.au/article/moreland-council-workers-strike-against-garbage-w...

KristiAhlers That is just so upsetting to read. This whole pandemic I think was an eye opener as to what really was essential for us to keep us grounded while dealing with fear and uncertainty. They deserve our respect and yes they deserve the pay. Our local library closed so I had to rely on online bookstores and delivery service to get my books. So thankful that was still afforded to me. And thankful for those who left the house and continued to work. 1w
KristiAhlers To be honest books is what kept me sane and entertained when I was stuck in the house for weeks on end. To make matters worse the masks regardless of the fit or type in the beginning triggered my anxiety attacks. So I‘d stay put at home to avoid it all together. 1w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @KristiAhlers, my (work) library closed to the public but for the most part managed to keep getting books out - we did home delivery and click and collect. Melbourne spent a lot of time in hard lockdown - it feels unbelievable now, looking back. I think books really helped a lot of people - so I‘m glad you were still able to get some, when your local library closed. 1w
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Well well well, if it isn‘t ✨ shove everything into the cupboard and smile like you are one of those people who are naturally inclined towards not living in a chaotic mess ✨ time

julieclair Been there, done that... 😂 1w
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The Midnight Queen | Sylvia Izzo Hunter
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I took a break from my “the wild book box” subscription - but I‘m back - and intrigued by what they‘ve sent me!

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Kind of love this idea!

What to do with unclaimed lost property is always 🤷🏻‍♀️

tpixie Great idea! 2w
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Talked my siblings into a group present this year (my brother is hopeless and pretty much a yes man when it comes to other peoples present suggestions) for Mother‘s Day.

Mum‘s budget doesn‘t allow for many luxuries - so I think she‘ll enjoy the kindle unlimited subscription we went for.

Realised we don‘t take a lot of photos together - this isn‘t recent 🤣 I still have that beanie tho!

Nute Adorable photo! I think that is a thoughtful gift for a reading mom.🙂 2w
tpixie Adorable photo and wonderful gift idea 2w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Nute, we were pretty adorable back in the day 😜 2w
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This one was on the Childrens/YA shelf in Savers today - not totally sold that it belonged there but it sounds fun… it‘s the third book in a trilogy so hopefully book 1 & 2 are not hard to find!

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Space Demons | Gillian Rubinstein
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After (scrolling back on Litsy - it seems I‘ve been looking for 5 years) keeping my eyes peeled when I peruse second hand books - I finally found a copy of Space Demons, completing my trilogy (in the same edition)

Nostalgia feels! Since I was browsing with a friend, I even got to drop my favourite bit of Gillian Rubinstein knowledge 🤓 (she‘s also Lian Hearn of Across the Nightingale Floor fame)

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How To Make Gravy | Paul Kelly
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I sent this to my Mum with the caption “kill me now” and she just replied “hahaha 🤪”

😐 if I had to name three things that I despised learning about in high school (and I still high key hate them) was this song, Tim Winton and T. S. Eliot.

CarolynM I‘m so glad it‘s not just me. The love for this song completely baffles me. I‘m pretty lukewarm about Paul Kelly generally. 1w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM, I‘d say I was ice cold on Paul Kelly generally. Always nice to not be alone in the unpopular opinion corner 😉😂 1w
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Wondered why there was a line at the florist today…
I mean - I wasn‘t there to buy flowers for my mother for Mother‘s Day 😂 I was headed to a friends birthday lunch!

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Toddler chic today ✌🏼

Made the switch to leggings and boots…
Lowkey already fell down one set of stairs because I can‘t feel the ground. Good times but only because I didn‘t hurt myself. #sheisbeautysheisgrace

CarolynM It was cold this morning!❄ Glad you didn't hurt yourself. 2w
sprainedbrain At least you looked cute when you took the tumble! 😂 2w
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM, me too! There was a sliding glass door at the bottom of the stairs 😅 the noise was impressive (but it was mostly the sound of my bag colliding with the glass) 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I fell last night too!! 2w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks, we are gracefully creatures! Hope you didn‘t hurt yourself 🤕 2w
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Sometimes reminding yourself that you shouldn‘t reply to work emails with memes is hard work.

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Cookery the Australian Way | Shirley M. Cameron, Suzanne M. Russell
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Made it to work with this pineapple upside down cake riding shotgun. ✌🏼 living on the edge today! It smells amazing - it‘s a bit of a distraction having it on my desk…

julieclair It looks delicious! 2w
Linsy Beautiful!! 2w
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Apples | Ken Robbins
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🍎🍏 🍎🍏 🍎🍏 🍎🍏 🍎🍏 🍎🍏 🍎🍏 🍎

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Really testing out the limits on my resolve not to borrow from work by shelving all the fiction today. It‘s my first weekend at a branch that isn‘t my “home location” after almost 2 years of libraries either not being open or working in staffing bubbles (home location only) and it‘s been an interesting experience.

Kenyazero This one is a good temptation! It was a fun read. I think I'd always leave the library with books if I worked directly with the books! (As it is I regularly leave my library every few weeks with a stack of graphic novels and manga) 2w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Kenyazero, I stayed strong! Took photos of the most tempting ones and will have a look at my local library later. 2w
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The Bad Guys | Aaron Blabey
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Rare library sighting of a whole bunch of Bad Guys -
just returned and already on the reserve shelf for the next keen reader.

Have you even done a library shift if you don‘t get asked by at least one optimistic child if there are any bad guys books in?! (At the moment most books in the series have about a 6 person wait list)

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The Art of Ken Done | Ken Done, Janet McKenzie
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Me : I should work on saving money this month
Also me : Oooh reusable Ken Done face wipes

(To be honest there was also a dress and a scrunchie in the same parcel *but* the scrunchie came free with the dress and I got free postage as a returning customer so 😉)

Aims42 This accurately describes me too, you are not alone 😂 3w
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The Twyford Code | Janice Hallett
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This has a back cover quote that reads “Enid Blyton meets Agatha Christie with a cracking twist” and that right there is a SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY moment for me

CarolynM That does sound good! 3w
Bklover Let us know how you like it! 3w
quietjenn I'm so looking forward to this one! 3w
emmaturi I enjoyed it, but preferred The Appeal 3w
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The Reluctant Hallelujah | Gabrielle Williams
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Books I daydream about finding while browsing in thrift shops…

😳 $103.53 and postage isn‘t even included 😨

Lyssa131330 Mine is the hardbacks of the Tomorrow when the war began series (apparently they are collectors editions but I just want my shelf to look pretty lol) 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lyssa131330, the desire for a complete matching set is strong! Are you close? 3w
Lyssa131330 @thegirlwiththelibrarybag Only two to go! (The most expensive ones but still lol) 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lyssa131330 maybe you‘ll find them in an op shop!? 🤞🏼!! I‘m five books away from completing my Teen Power Inc collection. It‘ll take a miracle because the original print run must have been small (the books earlier in the series are much easier to find) 3w
Lyssa131330 🤞for both of us lol 3w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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After some initial success - the fantasy books didn‘t move all week - so obviously time to mix it up!

This week I went for a #LoveOzYA theme. I went with some classics (Saving Francesca, 48 Shades of Brown, Queen Kat, Carmel & St Jude get a life) and two books I found unforgettable but sadly underrated (the reluctant hallelujah, catching teller crow)

See any you‘ve read?

CarolynM I loved Catching Teller Crow 3w
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Puberty Blues | Kathy Lette, Gabrielle Carey
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I‘m calling this a success 🥳☺️

Today was not a productive day but it did contain an above average amount of cheese and these yum yum balls - so I‘m not bothered.

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I am finally using my book plate!

Chocolate Yum Yum balls using gluten free biscuits so that the guest of honour can eat them at todays library afternoon tea.

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Is it the worlds most photogenic book? 🤔 I mean, it‘s definitely a contender!

Thanks for sending it to me @KristiAhlers - I wasn‘t expecting to find anything other than political pamphlets in my letterbox today so this was a huge upgrade!

KristiAhlers Yay!!! I‘m glad you got it! Happy reading, my friend! 💜 3w
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🍑

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 3w
Cathythoughts Love it 👍🏻😆 3w
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Best part of my surprise desk shift today was having to search for Hairy Maclary who went missing from his spot in the picture books - one of the library‘s school holiday activities was a mini scavenger hunt - had to find the picture to reveal the word that made up a book quote…

CarolynM 3w
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Immediately no.

But somehow not the most upsetting animation style I‘ve seen, that‘s a tie between Bananas in Pyjamas, Postman Pat and Blinky Bill.

CarolynM The animated Bananas were kind of scary! 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM, it‘s a struggle not to delete the animated bananas any time they happen to come through the chute when I‘m doing a desk shift but animated movie Blinky Bill is buff 🤪 3w
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My New Shoes | Leilani Sparrow
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🚨 New boot alert 🚨

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Perfect Pasta | Family Circle
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I butchered an ampersand while writing this recipe out 🥹 will tuck it into my work bag and hope I have some white out in my drawer… these really need to get into the post! #RecipeSwap

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The Silk Road | Kirsten Marion
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A Narnian-esqe adventure story where two children stumble into a new world and are immediately given a quest - save the young emperor. Never mind the details, you‘ll be right… cue lots of setbacks and a rather entertaining escape from the Royal palace on stolen camels. Lots of character growth for the young emperor in the form of the harsh realities of camping on the run and having to do things for oneself. Intrigued enough to read the sequel.

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Home Body | Rupi Kaur
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It‘s not often that I reach for a book of poetry and yet I‘ve read all Rupi Kaur‘s collections. Some of these poems were hard to read, because of the subject matter while others are uplifting. The goodreads reviews that speak dismissively of “tumblr poetry” gave me a good laugh (and say more about the reviewer than the poetry itself, imo)

Nute That is an incredible statement. I feel that I can relate at times to that admission. 3w
Cathythoughts 💫 very good. 3w
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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🧛 hates 👨‍💼

eri.reads 🤣🤣🤣 3w
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Finished season 2 of Russian Doll.

😫🫣🤔☺️

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*smashes the preorder button*

LauraBrook This looks like a lot of fun! 3w
GirlNamedJesse Sold by the title alone! 😂 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @GirlNamedJesse, I was sold by the title of the first book and had such a great time reading it - that I‘m really looking forward to this coming out. 3w
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I‘ve only *just* noticed that the second season of Russian Doll has dropped on Netflix - rewatched the first season last night (if you watch it in one go, it‘s quite similar in runtime to watching the extended version of LOTR Two Towers) and I was so glad because I‘d forgotten the nuance of the story. My first watch inspired me to read Emily of New Moon. This rewatch made me wonder if I could rock a fringe 🤔

Cathythoughts A fringe sounds good 👍🏻❤️ 4w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Cathythoughts, my childhood photos with a fringe were not good 🫣 4w
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Went through my emails last night and Waterstones blurb for this one had me immediately hitting up my local library!

TBD if I actually get around to reading it 🤔😅

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I have gained full plant custody!

Pa was prepared to give me two plants today - but I thought one at time was probably safest when they are just riding shotgun on the front seat.

BookwormAHN 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
Cathythoughts 👌🏻 4w
LauraBrook Perfect! 💚 3w
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Salad: 70 delicious recipes for every occasion | Margo Flanagan, Rosa Flanagan
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Beautifully photographed, loved that this is plant (& grain) based. Was a little perplexed that they have ovens that switch over to grill mode but am keen to try at least 4 of the recipes contained within (that didn‘t call for any grill mode). Loved the index at the back that sorts the recipes by preparation time.

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Salad: 70 delicious recipes for every occasion | Margo Flanagan, Rosa Flanagan
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🤞🏼 that there is a recipe or two that calls my name because I‘ve been wanting to up lunch game since returning to onsite work (lunch was so easy when I was at home and had an oven and a stove to work with)

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The Ian Potter Centre NGV Australia: Information]. | National Gallery of Victoria. Ian Potter Centre, Ian Potter Centre (National Gallery of Victoria)
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Jane Sutherland, Field Naturalists, c.1896 Melbourne, oil on canvas.

Reflecting her love of the Australian bush, Jane was a member of the Field Naturalists of Victoria, formed in 1880 for the purpose of exploring natural history through excursions through the bush.

(Detail of a larger painting)

Lindy 😍 thanks for posting this 😘 4w
Cathythoughts So lovely 💫 4w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lindy, I was lucky to have the gallery almost to my self - so I had a lovely time (and took a lot of photos) 4w
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I backed a tarot card project on kickstarter but now that I have them… not sure how to use them - so I‘m looking for recommendations!

Lindy They look fabulous. You might try a daily project, studying one card each day with the help of a tarot guide. 4w
LauraBrook I like what Lindy said! Or you just just shuffle them until one card pops/falls out and then study that one! That‘s what I tend to do when I pull a card for myself. 4w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lindy, that‘s probably quite a good idea - slow and steady 4w
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LauraBrook - what happens when you pull a card for yourself? (Like what‘s the intention behind it?) 4w
StaceGhost I pull a card a day just to see what I should be aware of that day. I don‘t look up meanings, just try to intuit the message based on first impressions 4w
LauraBrook @thegirlwiththelibrarybag Usually the intention is to get some insight into a situation that happening to/around me. Or if I‘m having a good day (hah!) it‘s to help me narrow down where I should direct my gratitude. Sometimes I look up meanings, sometimes (like @StaceGhost ) I just use intuition for what I‘m supposed to glean from the card. 🔮 4w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LauraBrook, thanks - that‘s actually quite helpful. I‘ll see how I go with this book and experimenting with drawing a card most days. 4w
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It | Stephen King
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Sleepswithbooks 😅😅 4w
Patchshank Haha. Love it 😅 4w
Cathythoughts 👍🏻 😳🤡 4w
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Picked myself up an armful of books before the library closed… felt weird not seeing a covid check in marshal 😅 but that‘s just where we are at in the great state of denial