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wrul (pre‐2023)

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2023 Update: Although I may still finish up quoting and reviewing a few books through this account if they are already partly documented here, new book‐readin–posting is now going on through wrul@book.snailhuddle.org. See you there! 😊

they (en), yel (fr), etc. Nairm & Birrarung-ga, Kulin biik gopher://breydon.id.au | gemini://breydon.id.au | https://breydon.id.au/reading

Testing out a stenography system by remarking on the odd good sit-down. Sometimes nicking vocab from non-ficcy bits.

Let me know if we know each other from elsewhere, and please feel free to say hi (or not) either way!

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Ratings, roughly: “Half” stars (to approximate zero) seemed almost pure harm and were poorly written. 1s were slogs and wastes. 2s I would have refused publication pending thorough rounds of redrafts, reframing, and/or reresearch. 3s read neither fantastically nor awfully, or they did both just enough that it cancelled out — unless they delighted but I barely began, so couldn’t reliably say. 4s held something, substantial, of distinct interest or especial enjoyment, which might richly reward a deliberate revisiting. 5s may not ring perfect to me, but I would gift or receive with unhesitating gladness.

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Queer Out Here Issue 00 (AudiobookFormat, en-Zxxx language, 2017) No rating

Allysse and Jonathan discuss how being queer/LGBTQIA+ might affect a person’s outdoor experiences, connections between …

Alrighty, BookWyrms — you’ve got a fair few zines now, on top of audiobooks. How about a lovely audiozine?

This one’s probably up a lot of our alleys, actually! Certainly I feel like wending through the back issues afresh, once I run out of current audiobook, in a couple of hours’ listening time.

Meanwhile, for a few short more weeks, Allysse and Jonathan are inviting people to contribute to Queer Out Here Issue 08, with the optional theme of direction!

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Indigenous Plants of the Sandbelt (Paperback, 2002, Earthcare St Kilda) 5 stars

Indigenous Plants of the Sandbelt is a gardening book which will increase your understanding of …

a grounded grounding

5 stars

Guess what sits top of the list Gardening in Naarm’s Sandbelt, where I wrote what seems review enough I figured I’d expand slightly on it with an actual one.

Grounded in the very geology of the place, this is a slim but rich introduction to a representative selection of local plant species, and assisting them in forming communities.

It is useful as! The authors strike a fine balance, which the clear presentation makes look so easy: being welcoming to beginners, reaching deep for the hardcore, and always keeping things convenient. It’s a surprise not to have met more books of this formula, as such guides could obviously be immensely beneficial in all kinds of places.

The text isn’t perfect. My biggest gripes are wordings that would confine Aboriginal practices to the past, and quite so readily condoning resort to rank pesticide.

I might have liked slightly more attention on …

The Climate Cure (Paperback, 2020, Text Publishing) 3 stars

Emergencies test governments, organisations and individuals. Although Australia’s prompt, science-led response to COVID-19 has not …

Content warning auspol, corruption, fossil fuel industry

The Climate Cure (Paperback, 2020, Text Publishing) 3 stars

Emergencies test governments, organisations and individuals. Although Australia’s prompt, science-led response to COVID-19 has not …

Content warning fossil fuel industry

The Climate Cure (Paperback, 2020, Text Publishing) 3 stars

Emergencies test governments, organisations and individuals. Although Australia’s prompt, science-led response to COVID-19 has not …

Content warning climate disaster, WWII

The Climate Cure (Paperback, 2020, Text Publishing) 3 stars

Emergencies test governments, organisations and individuals. Although Australia’s prompt, science-led response to COVID-19 has not …

Content warning Black Summer bushfires, COVID-19 pandemic