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thegirlwiththelibrarybag

Joined May 2016

🇦🇺 books, disney, vegemite sandwiches 📖 http://goodreads.com/sharnibear
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I love the trend of illustrating books - this one is an easy read (perfect for a reader who is ready for chapter books) but I‘m always happy to find a book with illustrations. Kitty is a little afraid of the dark, her Mum, a superhero who goes out every night on adventures, tells her that she is braver than she thinks… and before you know it - a midnight adventure is progress! Stunning illustrations, cats and wholesome family dynamics abound!

readingjedi My cat crazy 7 year old loves this series! 3d
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No, this holiday was going to be different. And besides, she‘s watched enough romantic movies (her favourite) to know that a chalet in the mountains was always cosy and cute and filled with lots of delicious snacks.

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Hooked from the moment, Patti said - quiet please, I‘m reading & it‘s a good bit 😂 if that‘s not relatable!

I loved the mystery that centred around a slightly run down hotel - all painted pink - with a 💔 backstory went perfectly with a series of strange occurrences, stolen pink dresses, the hotel sign catching fire, threatening notes…

Hannah‘s fashion obsession reminded me of Claudia (Baby Sitters Club) - they would be kindred spirits!

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34 days til Christmas? 🤩🥳😜

I know a couple of legends have already wrapped their #AussieSecretSanta gifts up & taken them to the post office… but how is everyone else going?

I‘m mentally preparing myself to do a deep dive into my wardrobe to find my wrapping paper (could end up in Narnia! who knows?)

Please reach out if you need any help or book picking advice and keep posting pics! It‘s a little shot of serotonin every time I get tagged 🥰

LeeRHarry Oooh is that what the town hall looks like this year? Pretty 😍 5d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LeeRHarry, it‘s stunning (but borrowed from google so it‘s probably not what‘s happening this year) 5d
MrsMalaprop Hi All @LeeRHarry @CarolynM @thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LapReader @Jhullie @Freespirit @Lizpixie @Flingogal @Teresereading @Cathy_J I just received notification from Auspost that the package I sent is arriving today, so look out for it (squee 🤗). Given I‘m the only West Aussie I wanted to get in early to make sure it got there! Auspost say they‘ll leave it in a safe place if you‘re not home. Hey, & what time Xmas Eve are we opening? 🎁📚 5d
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CarolynM I have a couple more things to buy (hopefully tomorrow) I plan to have it in the mail before the end of the week. 5d
Jhullie I am finishing up my buying and will send mine on it‘s way shortly. 5d
Cathy_J Same here. Almost ready to post 😊 5d
Freespirit Same with me.. just completing my package..should be sent by end of the week! 5d
Teresereading Still working on it.... 5d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @MrsMalaprop, I love being able to track packages! As for time, whatever works best for your day 😂 4d
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This is the second one (and the one that caught my eye and made me go and have a proper look at the stall)

Artist : Cendrine Rodriguez aka ZenMosaic

https://instagram.com/zenmosaic?utm_medium=copy_link

Bookzombie I love both of the framed pieces you shared! 5d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Bookzombie, thanks! Now I just have to find some wall space for them 😊 5d
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I ventured outside my apartment this weekend - because it was sunny & because there were outdoor markets to go to 😊

I bought quite a few things - almost exclusively for myself because my Christmas shopping is done.

I bought two framed works from the same artist - I really couldn‘t chose… the figure is made out of painted, shrink plastic…

The artist is Cendrine Rodriquez aka ZenMosaic

https://instagram.com/zenmosaic?utm_medium=copy_link

Magpiegem That‘s really lovely. Well done for getting christmas sorted too!! 6d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Magpiegem, I try to buy gifts when I think of good ideas otherwise I‘m like 🥴 zero clues. I also try to buy gifts that are practical in nature or experiences. Thanks ☺️ after being in lockdown for so long, it‘s been nice to go to a market. (edited) 5d
JamieArc I love that art! Will have to look the artist up. 5d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @JamieArc, definitely my best find of the weekend 🎨 5d
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Thinking about all the series‘ that I haven‘t finished today.

I started this series when I was in high school and devoured everything the author wrote - but she had many series‘ on the go and would often come out with a random stand alone - and don‘t get me wrong - all excellent reads - but 🥺 I‘m still waiting on the last book in the series I was most invested in - and it‘s been like 18 years.

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Happy Birthday! | Gail Gibbons
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Went to my favourite local bookshop - and ended up with a cupcake because it was their 5th birthday!

Hooked_on_books Cupcakes and books! Could there be a better day than that? 6d
DivineDiana How fabulous! 6d
wanderinglynn That cupcake is amazing! 🤩 6d
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Soubhiville Yum! 6d
kspenmoll Looks heavenly! 6d
Cathythoughts Scrumptious 😁 6d
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In her hand was a very serious-looking book called The Case of the Menacing Mansion. ‘How‘s the book?‘ Hannah asked brightly.
‘Interesting and mysterious.‘ Patti flicked a page. ‘Unlike this holiday. Now leave me alone, I‘m up to the good part where the guy gets strangled.‘

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Just a cheeky sunny Saturday library haul!

Some of these are for the grandparents (very excited to resume my home library service duties now that travel/distance restrictions are a thing of the past)

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I‘m awake and unhappy about it

AlaMich Me too, but it‘s only 2:30 pm here. 😂 1w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @AlaMich, I had a half day at work - and I came home for a nap 😂 my happiness level went way up! 1w
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I‘ve been meaning to post these for over a week 😩

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Since I‘m already late, why not collect my library books?

Did I peruse the new book trolley even though I know I probably won‘t get around to reading what I borrow? Yes, yes I did…

My favourite part of the whole experience was not seeing the covid marshal / security guard and almost having a heart attack when he said hello 😳 (happily I had already seen the QR code so was already correctly checked in)

Conservio Dude I loved the book “Logan likes Maryann” when I was younger 2w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Conservio, pretty sure it‘s going to make for an excellent graphic novel! 2w
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Unexpected reward for not getting out of bed when my alarm went off - being home when the postie came with books! (Can only show you one - as the other is for a secret Santa swap 😉)

I‘m going to be late for work…

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I Really Want to Shout | Simon Philip
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I really want the cake is one of my favourite picture books - so when this came through returns today (it was a slow Sunday shift) i read it 🤫

I was delighted to see that the series had another instalment. Delightful illustrations and an amusing story about alternatives to yelling.

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Saw this when shelving today - was very tempted to borrow it but will resist (for now)

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Lumberjanes Vol. 20, 20 | Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh
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Ahh, hello preorder!

I can‘t believe we‘ve reached the end of Lumberjanes 🥺

Might save this one for summer (which isn‘t far 😅😂)

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This cover makes me smile every time I see it ☺️
The expression on both of their faces is 👌🏼

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Me trying to cram all my decorations onto one small tree…

Bookzombie Cute ornament! I‘m trying to resist putting mine up for at least another week. I just finally took down Halloween, lol. 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Bookzombie, one of my faves! My mum has a knack for finding Mickey Mouse ornaments (some new, some vintage) - although if she keeps it up, I‘ll for sure need a bigger tree. My current one is in danger of toppling over with all the decorations that are on it 😂😅 (edited) 3w
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Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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How‘s everyone going? Braved the shops yet?

I‘m excited to report that I‘ve finished my Christmas shopping, it‘s a new personal best.

Putting my tree up this weekend because it sparks joy! I impulse bought this pot last year and it deserves to be admired for more than the month of December! #AussieSecretSanta

Sleepswithbooks Your pot is awesome!!! I‘m so impressed you finished your shopping 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 Yay you!!!!! 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Sleepswithbooks, it feels too good to be true 😅 I‘ve probably forgotten someone… I love it so much! I left it out all year but with Santa facing the wall - it‘s nice to see him again! (edited) 3w
MrsMalaprop Well done 👍🏼. Certainly can‘t claim the same. Plan to get on it this week… 3w
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CarolynM Love the pot! I've been into Readings but that's the only shopping I've done. Maybe this week. 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @MrsMalaprop, I worked for seven years in a shopping centre - you could say I‘m pretty motivated in trying to avoid them, especially in December. 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM, you‘ve got your priorities sorted! Readings > Other shops. 3w
LeeRHarry Hope to head to Readings one day after work this week - so looking forward to it! 😊 I‘m still a bit cautious about going to a shopping centre - fortunately I don‘t have much Christmas shopping to do 😊 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LeeRHarry, I feel the same - I ducked into a shopping centre on Cup Day and it was fairly empty - and hopefully that‘s me and shopping centres done for the year. Online shopping or outdoor makers markets for me 🥳 3w
Freespirit I haven‘t started😬 After spending the last few years only buying food and essentials I have lost all urge to shop!!! 2w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Freespirit, you‘ve still got plenty of time… although buying less gifts isn‘t necessarily a bad thing. 2w
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Today‘s mail! Things I had forgotten about because they took so long to arrive…

Destiny with a dash of magic is a BBC Merlin fan comic I discovered at some point last year during lockdown, it released a panel a day… & I thought I‘d treat myself to the print version (& read it all in one go)

And I just liked the “run with scissors” logo on the anti craft wire headband I bought (hopefully I work out how to style it sooner rather than later)

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I read the author enewsletter that I‘d forgotten I‘d signed up for… and the vibe is it‘s going to be awhile.

She has started it tho but other *secret* projects were mentioned so high chance it‘s not her top priority.

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Hmm, it‘s rather a lot when you look at them all together 😳😅

(Technically I didn‘t buy the All For The Game trilogy this month - I bought alternate dust jackets for them - but they cost as much as the books - so they‘re included.)

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Mooncakes | Suzanne Walker
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I‘m pleased to have squeezed another witchy read into October. I enjoyed this one - and I enjoyed the autumnal palette used.

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The Book Tour | Andi Watson
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I can‘t recall reading a book with a more passive main character…

Didn‘t live up to the cover.

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The Book Tour | Andi Watson
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¯\_(ツ)_/¯

(This is what I get for borrowing a book based on its title)

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Sance Tea Party | Reimena Yee
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I loved this! Can see it becoming an October tradition. It‘s a gentle ode to leaving childhood behind but also to embracing the quirky bits of yourself and not losing sight of magic and wonder.

(I‘m also having Southern Hemisphere feels about being in the opposite season as pretty much any book set in the month of October 🥺)

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Sance Tea Party | Reimena Yee
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Still thinking about a “social party” work Christmas party where I didn‘t know anyone - where I filled an awkward silence with - “do you know how Trotsky died? ice pick through the eye.”

Anyway (I‘m not in the social club anymore 😜)

slategreyskies 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
Desha 😂😂😂📚👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
AmyG Ha! 1mo
CarolynM I know the feeling 😬😆 4w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM, it was a party on a train - there was only finger food - it was awful. 4w
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Sance Tea Party | Reimena Yee
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Mmhmm

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Dust & Grim | Chuck Wendig
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“Rival siblings running a funeral home for monsters” I saw this on Instagram and purchased it seconds later 🙄😂

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Is it a sleepy puppy or is it a soft toy on the rug?

😍 it‘s a sleepy Hugo!

I did zero reading today but I did see a whole bunch of family, helped my grandpa navigate the myGov website, and ordered some Christmas presents with the power of the internet, enjoyed a bit of thunder and lightning…

BookwormM Ahh Hugo so cute 🥰 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @BookwormM, he‘s so fluffy! 🥰 1mo
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Another day, another (book) parcel 😅

I‘m in the last days of my time off from work so it seemed like a good time to break out these (not suitable for work) wedges.

It‘s my sisters birthday today - so I‘m off to visit! No time to peek inside this parcel yet.

sisilia Lovely shoes! 1mo
julesG Perfect picture. 😁 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @sisilia, they are such a happy colour! I don‘t usually go for wedges but I couldn‘t resist! 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @julesG, had to get my shoes in 😂 1mo
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Questions, Questions | Marcus Pfister
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🧡 I just finished Gayle Foreman‘s The Wickeds and haven‘t decided yet what to read next
🧡 maybe a picnic, if the Melbourne weather gods are feeling kind
🧡 finally being fully vaccinated ✌🏼 just in time for everything to reopen 😅

Play if you feel so inclined! #wonderouswednesday

slategreyskies Yay for being fully vaccinated!! :) 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @slategreyskies, it‘s been very stressful waiting (not enough were ordered initially and then it took a long time to get to my age group - despite being classified as an essential/authorised worker 🙄) we are reopening at the peak of our third wave - and seeing how people react to retail reopening, doesn‘t leave me feeling particularly hopeful. (edited) 1mo
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The Bone Houses | Emily Lloyd-Jones
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Nothing about the Litsy blurb speaks to me 😂 but I was excited about this one (so I must have seen it on IG?)

This is the last of my bookmail, from the other day (more is definitely coming 😅)

MadelineMcCrae I really loved this book! The main character was awesome! 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @MadelineMcCrae, excellent to hear ☺️ 1mo
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Ravens | Kass Morgan, Danielle Paige
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Will I squeeze this into October?
Probably not - but you never know 😉

Teresereading That‘s such a retro pattern, 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Teresereading, it‘s authentic! It‘s the back of my European pillow cover that my mum made out of “vintage” sheets. 3w
Teresereading My Nan had the same pattern when floral sheets were first ‘a thing‘ in the 70s 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Teresereading, brilliant! Once you have had patterned sheets it‘s hard to go back to plain colours 🤩 3w
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The Haunting Season: Nine Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights | Andrew Michael Hurley, Natasha Pulley, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Laura Purcell, Jess Kidd, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Elizabeth Macneal, Bridget Collins, Sara Collins
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It‘s arrived before Halloween! I‘m so excited… (I got distracted and spent most of the day watching 911 on Disney+ but tomorrow is a new day!)

slategreyskies This looks good! 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @slategreyskies, I‘m most excited for the Natasha Pulley story but hopefully they are all good! 1mo
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I am slightly shocked that I didn‘t have to collect these from the post office. Cheers to the postie who said ‘challenge accepted‘ to these parcels and my letter box!

julesG 🎉🎉🎉🎉 1mo
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Mustered the effort required to go and post these… once again forgot that sunshine doesn‘t equal not chilly - so am power walking home 🏃‍♀️

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2 Karen books in the same day? It‘s almost like I‘m trying to catch up on my goodreads challenge or something?!

Karen still has a broken wrist and she has one of those days were things just don‘t go her way - everyone‘s quite nice about it which only seems to make it worse. Karen is at least self aware enough to realise that she‘s hurt peoples feelings and does apologise before bedtime.

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A sweet addition to the growing collection of Baby Sitters graphic novels. I was a BSC obsessed kid - who found Karen super annoying 😂 and that holds true for adult me.

Cortg Some things never change 😂 1mo
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Tim is in his last year at a magic boarding school under a glacier in New Zealand. He‘s emotionally reeling in the aftermath of his parents marriage crumbling & his dad moving away when he‘s dumped by his girlfriend the day before a major life skills (egg baby) assignment begins - and he agrees to instead parter with Elliot - a boy who he‘s disliked for most of his time at school.

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Obviously these “enemies” soon become more with the egg baby assignment keeping them in very close proximity to each other for extended periods. Most of the book is about Tim and Elliots time together - with brief appearances by their respective friendship groups - and Tim‘s Mum, who is a teacher at the school. I would have liked a bit more of a focus on the magic stuff - but this was a very entertaining, slice of life kind of novel - that really 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag focuses on Tim‘s relationship with Elliot - and how they navigate years of misunderstandings to becoming friends to friends with benefits to boyfriends. There is no “big bad” to stop or world in need of saving - it‘s teenagers with feelings! 1mo
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Made a spectacle of myself by laughing pretty loudly at a conversation that centred around lube and ghosts.

Unexpected - but good points were raised. 😂😂 👻

(It was quite a glorious day to read at the beach - even if the sand at St Kilda is subpar)

CarolynM Subpar! Ha! That's generous. 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM, it‘s a disgrace 😂 but I haven‘t been to the beach for like two years so I was feeling generous… 1mo
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I found this one when I was straight up, aimlessly scrolling through the (low key hilariously designed) website of my local indie bookshop. It gave me Spinning Silver vibes - so obviously I needed it!

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Can‘t remember if this one was a Litsy or IG inspired purchase - but I‘m pretty much sold on anything that‘s set in 1888 🤓

BiblioLitten Oh I have this on my TBR! 1mo
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This one was ordered after reading a particularly good Instagram review…

I‘m very pro having that many books in a house - so I‘m looking forward to reading this.

Branwen I love this book! It's so heartwarming! 1mo
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In Deeper Waters | F.T. Lukens
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I have no idea why I ordered this one? File it under lockdown purchases (the cover is pretty cool - let‘s just say it was a cover buy)

I haven‘t really been in a YA mood lately - so I don‘t know when I‘ll read this one…

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How could I not order this after loving The House in the Cerulean Sea last year?

It turned up in my mail box - recently with quite a few friends (oops)

Looking forward to reading this soon!

BkClubCare So what is this background? Paper? Table cloth? Digital?! (It‘s very pretty) 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @BkClubCare, it‘s my bed (I favour boldly coloured fitted sheets) (edited) 1mo
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Does anyone know what this symbol represents?

The circle with the arrow? I noticed it on a few graves - but haven‘t been able to turn anything up online…

Could be a Roman Catholic thing?

MidnightBookGirl I am on the case! I may have to look up his obit to see if he was a member of some kind of group... 1mo
megnews I shared with a genealogy group that‘s great at figuring gravestone symbols out. I‘ll let you know if they come up with anything. 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @MidnightBookGirl - that‘s a thought! This is in the Kew Cemetery in Melbourne, Australia - if that‘s of any help. 1mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag @megnews, thank you! I thought a reverse image search would give me all the answers but no 🤪 1mo
megnews Not an answer but some responses to someone else looking for the same info about another gravestone in Melbourne a year ago https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/hlj6l3/what_is_this_grave_stone_symb... 1mo
nanuska_153 The intrigue is killing me, I couldn't find anything either. Love that there is a comment on Reddit saying that they started the account in 2018 just to look for an answer to this and still nothing. 1mo
BookwormAHN Probably not helpful but the circle with the lines coming out of it is a symbol on the pilots helmets in Star Wars. 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @megnews, there are some interesting possibilities raised in there, thank you! 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @nanuska_153, fingers crossed we have better luck! 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @BookwormAHN, 😂 I did a quick google search - just in case - and the symbol on the pilots helmet has lines that go through the circle - it is similar though (and not a connection I would have made) 1mo
CarolynM Is there an admin office at the cemetery? They might have info, or might be able to point you to the stonemason whomade the marker who might know what it is. 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM, I think there is - but it‘s a huge cemetery so I didn‘t see it… worth investigating. 1mo
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Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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Hello #AussieSecretSanta‘s of 2021 - your matches have been sent!

Please let me know if I‘ve done something hilarious like match you with yourself - I haven‘t used my laptop in an age and copy and pasting without a proper mouse while reading notes in my own handwriting was kind of a wild experience.

Have fun!

Freespirit Thank you 😊 1mo
LeeRHarry All good - now I just need the shops to open 😆 - thanks for organising again 😊 1mo
CarolynM 👌 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LeeRHarry - we will be browsing in no time! 1mo
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Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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Closing tomorrow - last chance to join!

See last post for details or just click on the link : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedEf9bhHkIdtER9fVr4QP7ym8HsD5W7kWjKUqX...