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thegirlwiththelibrarybag

Joined May 2016

🇦🇺 books, disney, vegemite sandwiches 📖 http://goodreads.com/sharnibear
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The Tea Dragon Festival | Katie O'Neill
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Hello my pretty!!

Lizpixie Yes!😍 2d
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The Babysitters Coven | Kate M. Williams
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I just read a bookstagram review that in a nutshell said that this was a less good version of Meddling Kids.

I hated Meddling Kids. Such a good cover with such a disappointing storyline. Kinda scared to start this now 😭

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Angel Mage | Garth Nix
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The book I‘ve been daydreaming about holding in my hands... that I‘ve had all weekend and not read a single page 🥴🥴🥴 send help!

Is it the Sarah J Maas cover quote? It took me ages to get over the Stephanie Meyer cover quote on The Hunger Games...

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🤨

Birdsong28 😂😂😂😂❤️📚📖 2d
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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😂😂❤️

Hmm, this photo cropped weirdly but is from the Spark Notes account on Twitter (but I read it in an article via Facebook)

readordierachel 😆😆 2d
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Harry Potter: Gryffindor | Insight Editions
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mcipher I got Slytherin on this one - a first for me!! 2d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @mcipher, which house do you most identify with? 2d
mcipher @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I am always Ravenclaw! This surprised me. 2d
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Gustav Klimt | Nina Kransel
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Originally titled ‘to my critics‘, renamed ‘Goldfish‘ on the advice of friends 😂🔥

Thanks for coming on this mini art journey with me! I think I‘ll be hitting up 759.36 at the library next time I‘m there to see what else they have!!

Sace I have thoroughly enjoyed it. 4d
llwheeler Thanks for posting these! I was only familiar with the first one, it's great to see some others. 3d
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Gustav Klimt | Nina Kransel
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Rumour has it that when Klimt asked Frederike Maria Beer why she wanted a portrait by him as well as Schiele, she said that only Klimt would make her immortal.

Fair enough, this is stunning.

Sace Thank you for these posts. ❤️ 4d
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Gustav Klimt | Nina Kransel
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The imprisoned Danae is ‘visited‘ by the (Greek) god Zeus, who has changed himself into a golden shower.

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Gustav Klimt | Nina Kransel
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There is a more famous painting of Adele Bloch-Bauer - all done in gold... but I rather like this one, Adele Bloch-Bauer II...

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Gustav Klimt | Nina Kransel
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I‘m just going to share my favourites!! Hope you don‘t mind a little art journey 🎨

Lady with a hat and feather boa. Painted two years after ‘The Kiss‘, all the gold, rich ornamentation and flourishes have been abandoned. The picture is plainer, more Expressionist - and seemingly full of secrets and hints.

Sace I look forward to it! 4d
AnneCecilie Bring it on 4d
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Gustav Klimt | Nina Kransel
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A friend sent me a postcard from Vienna featuring this painting (The Kiss) by Gustav Klimt... I‘d not heard of him before so *obviously* the first port of call was the library...

Leftcoastzen Wonderful artist ! 4d
LibrarianRyan The Woman in gold is a book and a movie about another Klimt painting, and it's theft during WW2 and one woman's quest to get it back. I never liked them in pictures, until I saw this real painting at MoMA. It was amazing! 4d
TheSpineView Love this artist! I have this print in my bedroom.❤ 4d
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag @TheSpineView, I‘ve got the postcard on my work desk - and I love it! Daydreaming about going to Vienna myself now! 4d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LibrarianRyan, interesting! It‘s amazing how many painting have been stolen and recovered (or not). I haven‘t seen any in real life (yet) 🤩 4d
LibrarianRyan @thegirlwiththelibrarybag One year in New York I spent the day at MoMA. Half the place was shut down for renovations, so everything was shoved together with paintings on top of paintings. But I remember thinking that the real things are so much better. There are certain artists, I just didn't get until i saw it in person. Stary Night, Klimt, and Waterlilies (It's MASSIVE). 4d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LibrarianRyan, you can‘t beat standing in front of art and examining them with your own eyes. I‘ve only been to MoMA once (I live in Melbourne, Australia) but hope to go again one day. I prefer the version of Starry Night that is in Paris (in the Musee d‘Orsay). 4d
erzascarletbookgasm Oh I have a bookmark of this! 4d
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Untitled | Unknown
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I‘ve just finished an 11 day stint in library land (bleugh) and am now lying in bed, listening to the new Mika album, staring at the ceiling, trying to decide what to read... HOW ARE YOU?

Lauredhel New Mika album, you say? 5d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lauredhel, my name is Michael Holbrook... 46 minutes and 24 seconds of happy listening 5d
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Esme's Wish | Elizabeth Foster
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The sequel is finally available for preorder! YASSSSS!

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Any Melbourne based IC fans out there? If you wanted something non horsey on Cup Day... this has potential!

Email to RSVP.

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While still not in the league of Nanny Piggins and Friday Barnes, the third outing of the Peski Kids was a mud covered good time!

Plus, R.A. Spratt surely has one of the best bios in the business!

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I‘m working this weekend. Always a bit of a trial (with some good bits thrown in) even though I do mostly really like my job.

Hope y‘all have weekends that feature some quality reading time ☺️

raeintheworld That Murder, She Wrote button!! I love it! 1w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @raeintheworld, Jessica Fletcher forever! ☺️ 1w
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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If I hadn‘t had the opportunity to attend an ‘in conversation‘ event with Jasper Fforde, I never would have given this book a second thought (other than “nice cover”) but I got to thinking, what would a world where winter hibernation was the norm be like? And just like that - I found out ☺️ big pharma, conspiracies, bulking up for winter, murder, blizzards, not actually dead zombies... just the tip of the iceberg!

charl08 Lucky! What a brilliant writer. 1w
LeeRHarry Where did you see him? I went to an event last month in Hawthorn. I loved the Welshness of this one 😊 (edited) 1w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LeeRHarry, same event! Readings on Glenferrie ☺️ I love the Nursery Crime books so really have just been letting everything else pass me by 1w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @charl08, I was equally excited that he was in conversation with Alison Croggon (one of my favourite writers in high school) 1w
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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“But I can‘t work out if you‘re a clever person pretending to be thick, a thick person pretending to be clever or just a chancer stumbling through the Winter without any plan or thought at all.”

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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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“I always knew stamp collecting would get them in trouble” said the woman, who I assumed was the 13th Earl‘s widow, “but look here, they were only doing a harmless spot of thieving...‘

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In an effort to feel in control of my life, I did the washing up!! Weirdly satisfying! And now, a cup of tea, a chapter or two and then sleep!!!

Any fans of Psych (the tv show) out there?

cobwebmoth Yes! That mug is awesome! 2w
julesG Love the mug. Also, my 9y/o has discovered Psych and was allowed to watch an extra episode today because she came home with an A+ in a Maths test. 2w
jackilynn That mug 😍😍 Psych was one of my favorite shows. I never missed an episode. Now I feel like a rewatch is in order. 2w
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CoffeeK8 I loved Psych, such a fun show 2w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @cobwebmoth, it‘s such a relatable line 😂 did you hear that there will be a second movie?! (edited) 2w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @julesG, that‘s some quality parenting! 2w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @jackilynn, same! I‘ve got the box set and rewatch often! My all time favourite episode is The Old and The Restless where Shaun tricks Henry into a retirement home in order to solve a case! 2w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CoffeeK8, I‘ve heard it both ways 😉🍍 2w
cobwebmoth I didn't know about the second movie. Yay, it gives me something to look forward to!😊 2w
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Butterface | Avery Flynn
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A bit taken aback by how far the author leans into the whole ‘butterface‘ thing - like I GET IT! I don‘t understand that way of thinking at all but if you can put that aside - there are some sweet moments (along side some real head scratchers) with some excellent side characters who look like they get their own books.

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Another winner from the library display shelf! Coming of age story meets ghost hunting meets finding out that your parents had lives before you were born and that some of their decisions have far reaching consequences to finding out the things that seemed like random chance were actually not... this book stuffs a lot into its 206 pages and honestly WOW

Mandoul Thanks - sounds good! 😁 2w
Reggie I loved the two pages that describe his parents getting together and how his dad was a fighter. And later on how they fight over the playboys in the basement. But the uncle and his story....😭. 2w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Reggie, it was incredibly well done, you don‘t realise you‘ve been treading the path for a deep dark family secret until... 2w
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Morning Glories Vol. 2 | Nick Spencer
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Somewhat confused. Have been having a bit of trouble keeping track of who is who (so maybe not entirely loving the art). Love how the back stories are sliding into place.

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New Romancer | Peter Milligan
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What a trip! Maverick computer hacker slash genius Alexia is a modern girl who by an improbable turn of events has coded Lord Byron (and other bad boys of Literature) back into existence (a storm was involved, it‘s best we don‘t question it). She‘s smitten but soon comes to realise that Byron is kind of a jerk. Mayhem ensues. Seems to be a one volume only story which is a shame because Alexis is going places!

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The library couldn‘t find this for ages!!! But it finally emerged from wherever it was hiding (or misfiled?!) and I wasted no time in diving back in. I found this volume a bit disjointed but enjoyable even if did probably need another volume to become truely remarkable.

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This is a review of the second book ‘in which she doesn‘t want a prince, but gets one anyway. But not for keeps‘. Kinda cute but also plays into gender stereotypes... that are kind of dull! (This is mostly a book about how siblings fight and play tricks on each other)

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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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I squeaked with excitement when I found this on a library display shelf! I‘ve only been wanting to read this since I first read about it! A private detective gets called into an elite school to investigate the death of a teacher after it was ruled a suicide. The twist? It‘s a school of magic and her estranged sister, is a teacher there. I broke quite a big reading drought on this - loved it!

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Blackbird #1 | Sam Humphries
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I loved this! A hidden, magical Los Angeles, deep dark family secrets, magical turf wars...

Anyone know when the second volume is out!?

My thanks to @jfount for recommending it!!

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Tea Dragon Society | Katie O'Neill
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Reread in preparation for the second instalment and it was just as beautiful as I remembered it! I want a tea dragon!!!

Lindy I want one too. ☕️ 🐉 2w
CoffeeCatsBooks I want a Tea Dragon too!! 2w
Mindelan I didn‘t know there was a second one coming 🤩🤩 this book is so lovely, can‘t wait for more! 2w
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City of Lies | Sam Hawke
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What a lovely dedication! 💕

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Untitled | Unknown
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Laughed so hard I choked a little - I mean, what a mental image this evokes 🤔😂

Kaylamburson 😂🤣😂🤣 2w
Patchshank 😂😂😂 2w
Slajaunie Hilarious! 😂😂😂 2w
Godmotherx5 That‘s incredibly witty 😀 2w
LeahBergen 😆😆 2w
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Goldenhand | Garth Nix
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Throwback to 2016 when I went to a Goldenhand event, won the door prize (unsure where that is currently at, will investigate) where I vowed to reread and catch up with this beautiful series.

Have not quite got around to it yet. Still on the to-do list 😂

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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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Moral of the story : always keep full size candy bars in the house 🎃

LeahBergen 😆😆 2w
violettemeier 😂🤣😂🤣😂😂 2w
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Tea Dragon Society | Katie O'Neill
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#7days7covers

Just reread this 😍

Centique This is gorgeous! 😍 3w
TheAromaofBooks Have you seen the Tea Dragon card game?? It's SO ADORABLE. 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @TheAromaofBooks, heard of but not seen. High chance that I need it ☺️ 2w
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Begin, End, Begin: a #LoveOzYA Anthology | Amie Kaufman, Gabrielle Tozer, Jaclyn Moriarty, Ellie Marney, Alice Pung, Will Kostakis, Melissa Keil, Michael Pryor, Lili Wilkinson
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I don‘t like my chances of being able to yell BINGO but I might give this a whirl... September has been a horror reading month (maybe just a horror month) I honestly can‘t remember a time I‘ve read so little and felt so consistently low...

cobwebmoth I hope October will be better for you.❤ 3w
LeeRHarry Here‘s hoping the rest of this year will be so much better 💕 3w
CarolynM Hope things look up for the rest of the year💕 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Thank you @cobwebmoth @LeeRHarry @CarolynM - I‘m three graphic novels and 2 novels into my grand final long weekend - so feeling a bit brighter! 2w
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Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
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Found this by happy chance today - intriguing cover quote from Neil Gaiman (whose books I‘ve never really meshed with but I know he‘s a Diana Wynne Jones fan - so I kinda trust him?)

Quite cool scrolling through the Litsy feed for this book and seeing all the different and rather amazing covers this story has had.

ValerieAndBooks I‘m intrigued now! Stacking. 3w
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Potkin and Stubbs | Sophie Green
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#7days7covers

This is still on my tbr 🤭

LibrarianRyan love that cover. 3w
Centique Excellently creepy cover 😍 3w
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I‘ve never seen an episode of game of thrones but I‘m always impressed with Gwendoline Christie‘s red carpet style! GORGEOUS!

swishandflick She's such a badass! 😍 3w
Hooked_on_books What an amazing dress! 3w
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#7covers7days

I may have skipped a day but will catch up 😉

BiblioLitten Cool cover🖤 3w
Centique Beautiful! 3w
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Jackaby | William Ritter
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Post a favourite cover everyday for seven days, no explanation.

#7covers7days

Ash.on.the.line I love these too! 3w
SW-T 😊😊😊 3w
Centique That‘s a lovely one! 3w
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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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Me : *major book slump, mildly stressed about being behind on my goodreads challenge, not short on book options*
Also me : maybe more books would help? #libraryhaul

Will I read any of these?! Only time will tell 😉

I couldn‘t be bothered checking to see if any of these were sequels - two of them are - so they‘ll be going back until I can track down the first as I much prefer to read in order.

Eyelit In my experience, more books almost always helps 🤣 1mo
Hooked_on_books Magic for Liars is great. Hopefully it helps you out of your slump! 1mo
bookladyreads 🤣🤣🤣. Great library haul. I had a library haul this past Friday and Magic for Liars was one of the five books I checked out. 1mo
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I did some pre work vacuuming today and nearly killed myself when I forgot that I had the vacuum out and tripped over it and head long into a bookshelf.

🙄🤬🤕

Happily nothing broken but my toes are rather sore... so I treated myself to a Yowie because I am an adult 🤔

Anyone had a Yowie before? The chocolate is kinda terrible but the nostalgia is 👌.

brilliantglow I've never seen or heard of these before. But I hope your toes aren't too sore 1mo
Bookjunkie57 Glad you are okay. Never heard of a Yowie. Is there anything inside? 1mo
LapReader It‘s a monster from the Pilliga in Australia not far from the Bush where I grew up. The adults tell you about it so you won‘t go too far from your homestead alone and get lost. It still scares me today when I travel through the area. It‘s much better in chocolate form. @brilliantglow @Bookjunkie57 Hope you toes get better soon. 1mo
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LapReader Is that a coaster in the background? The pic of the girl swimming is gorgeous. 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LapReader, no it‘s a one of a kind inktober 2018 drawing by one of my favourite Melbourne based artists (her instagram/Etsy shop is Hannakin) 4w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Bookjunkie57, this version of the Yowie is a protector of the environment - there was a series of picture books released in the 90s about them. They have toy animals inside with a little fact sheet kind of like a kinder surprise but the chocolate isn‘t as good. 4w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @brilliantglow, the concept is Australia but the chocolate line was resurrected a couple of years ago by an American company. Surprisingly my toes are doing well. 4w
CarolynM I brought my children up on Yowies - they were the best bribes ever. And we loved making the little plastic animals together ❤️🙂 I haven't tried tried the new version. (edited) 4w
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Bloody brilliant! 🕷

Ron is, obviously, thrilled!!

Image via The Happy Newspaper on Instagram

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Awww. I remember being this young and writing the occasional fb update 😂

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Running with Scissors: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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This quote popped up on my IG feed (as an ad for a jumper - which is hilariously off base for me) but I really liked the quote - and wanted to know where it came from... google to the rescue!

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In honour of Roald Dahl Day on Friday (13th!!) my work bestie and I crafted this in our lunch break... I mostly watched, offered encouragement and took the photos for the GRAM! 🐊

I‘d wanted to make this ever since I was a kid and saw this recipe from Revolting Recipes but my Mum was never into it... and after being a part of the making process - I understand why she wasn‘t keen... it really was revolting 😂

SheilaChew The GRAM! I say that too and my kids roll their eyes in embarrassment and shame. 😂 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @SheilaChew, 😂 I say it in writing only 1mo
LeahBergen 😆😆😆 1mo
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Straight up cover buy...

Backed up by an interesting as heck blurb... an android watchmaker and a pompous duke... 🤔🧐

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Oooh, I absolutely adored Matilda Woods debut - The Boy, The Bird and The Coffin Maker - so I did a little happy dance in the bookshop when I discovered this the other day 😍☺️

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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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My library received a box of these today! Obviously step one was Instagram! I find the libraries page really struggles to engage people... does anyone have any tips?!

Loving the simplicity of the cover design 💚

Graciouswarriorprincess When I did social media for my library, I found that having relevant material helps. Ask questions as well as post. I also found that if you have a librarian who does a theme weekly. For example, one of the librarians cooked from the cookbook stack and posted pictures. Another one had a dinosaur in each of her pictures, etc. I hope this helps. 1mo
Lindy Oooh! Thanks for showing the back cover. Front and back is a great design combo. 1mo
LibrarianRyan I think it depends on your community and the age of your community. My last library never had luck with Instragram, but their FB page was used frequently. Both had the same content. 1mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I really like this photo. Great staging. 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Graciouswarriorprincess, thanks for your advice. I like the idea of themes - will see how that can be developed further. I find it hard because there isn‘t really anyone doing anything in particular with Instagram - it‘s just a bunch of different people who upload something when they think of it 🤔 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lindy, it‘s a stunning dust jacket (I‘m not curious enough to read the book but I‘ll be admiring the design always) 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LibrarianRyan, I think Facebook gets more traffic but there isn‘t necessarily a lot of content cross over (fb promotes events, Instagram shows what happened in the events). I don‘t think the demographic for Instagram is there but I‘m hopeful that hashtags will bring in traffic (so far not so much) 1mo
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