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wrul (they, iel, etc)

Joined 1 year, 6 months ago

Nairm & Birrarungga, Kulin biik
Wyrming mainly in Englishes and Frenches — on books mostly written in those, in Germans, and in Japaneses. Unreliable translator.

Most of this account is designated “followers‐only”, for the cosiness.

  • If you’d like a better sense of subjects and style before deciding whether to dip in, consider a bounce around the informal lit‐talk of BREYDON’s been reading. As well as there, book‐readin of (the long) 2022 appears on my pre‐huddle profile,
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wrul (they, iel, etc)'s books

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2024 Reading Goal

72% complete! wrul (they, iel, etc) has read 16 of 22 books.

Ruthanna Emrys: A Half-Built Garden (Paperback, en-Latn-US language, 2022, Tordotcom) 4 stars

The alien tucked their tail under themselves and rolled back so that they lay rocking on the curve of their own body [..].

A Half-Built Garden by  (Page 8)

What a rare treasure it has been to see a singular themselvesing make print. So, here is a trove for trumpeting about them in: It’s the singular they themselves!

Feel free to flaunt sightings of reflexive pronouns that sing for you in this open list any time.

Aha, obviously I wasn't paying the closest attention to #BookWyrm development discussions mid last year, because much of the underlying cause of these problems is already to be resolved in a big refactor of the underlying reading -status and -activity logic[1].

There's something to be flagged here about editions versus works, but I'm much too tired to keep track of my own thoughts on it. Broadly speaking, though: hopefully these two critically distinct technical roles will not get muddled up in all the talk of books because in some cases "book" really ought to be either "edition" or "work" and to assume the wrong meaning would cause hassle down the line! [2]

In the meantime, I am going to wean myself off the buzz of keeping absolutely complete records through status-shelving[3]; learn to love the annual Reading Goal page as a clue to the state of each edition's …

Peter Wohlleben: Das geheime Band zwischen Mensch und Natur (Hardcover, de language, 2019, Ludwig Verlag) 1 star

Haben Menschen, ähnlich wie manche Tiere, eine Art siebten Sinn für Gefahr? Ist es möglich, …

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commented on Te Kākano by John C. Moorfield (Te Whanake, #1)

John C. Moorfield, Rachael Ka‘ai-Mahuta: Te Kākano (Paperback, mi-Latn-NZ language, 2023, Edify) No rating

This textbook concentrates on the language needed for everyday situations, such as meeting people, having …

Is it too much to hope that the rejuvenation of Māori language course Te Whanake in actual print(!) may portend a new physical edition of decently deep yet dabbler-friendly dictionary Te Aka, with which these textbooks shared an editor and lexicon…?

Un cahier de Français tendre, pour te tenir par la main dans ce patriarcat cis-hétéro-suprémaciste-blanc-capitaliste, …

Pssst! There’s no shame in looking at the answers (p. 37) ! If you’re blaming yourself, remember that you are not the problem, it’s French <3

Grammaire rebelle by  (Page 35)

I’m giving the P.D.F. a skim, and have laughed heartily, as well as been deeply moved.

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V.S. Goela: Gaucher.ère contrarié.e (Paperback, fr-Latn-CA language, Éditions L'Interlignex) No rating

Les trajectoires paradoxales des treize personnages s'entrelacent comme les fils d'une tapisserie humaine bigarrée, toutes …

Je peux me cacher derrière les langues « étrangères ». Mais toutes les langues sont des langues étrangères au Canada, n'est-ce pas ? Sauf le cri, l'inuktitut, l'ojibwé, anishnabe, haida gwai, mic mac, cri des plaines, dakota, blackfoot, montagnais, dene, atikamek, bella coola, oneida, tlicho, le mitchif… Il faudrait que je demande à mon sensei.

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V.S. Goela: Gaucher.ère contrarié.e (Paperback, fr-Latn-CA language, Éditions L'Interlignex) No rating

Les trajectoires paradoxales des treize personnages s'entrelacent comme les fils d'une tapisserie humaine bigarrée, toutes …

Je ne savais pas que le français est toujours une langue exotique, au Canada anglais. Si on parle français, les gens sont impressionnés. Et ils croient qu’on a appris la langue en France. Ah, oui. Le vin français, l'accent français, la bouffe française, «ils sont tellement cultivés», les Français. Si eux, ces gens, parlent français, c'est parce qu'ils ont voyagé en France, bien entendu. J’existe dans un désert linguistique, en 2014 il n’existe plus de librairie francophone à Toronto. Toronto est-elle une ville désignée bilingue ? Alors, ça va ? Le statu quo ? Je peux acheter les livres en français en ligne, sans parler à un vendeur. C'est génial, parce que je n'aime pas le monde. Ou je voyage à Ottawa, ou dans une grande ville québécoise pour feuilleter, toucher les livres directement. Un objet tangible ne vaut rien ces jours-ci. Les gens aiment leurs livres numériques. Et c'est peut-être mieux. Personne n'a touché la version électronique, alors, il n'y a pas de germes.

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wants to read 地球星人 by 村田沙耶香

村田沙耶香: 地球星人 (Paperback, ja-Jpan-JP language, 2021, 新潮社) 4 stars


Truly the longest of shots, as I don’t know that one’s been produced, but would anyone happen to have a spoken edition of this I could borrow?

(It’s Earthlings in the original Japanese).

Erna Walraven, Rebecca Hale: Care of Australian Wildlife (Paperback, en-Latn-AU language, 2010, New Holland) 5 stars

Care of Australian Wildlife is the definitive guide for all Australians wishing to protect and …

decisive in a crisis, important in the ordinary

5 stars

Exemplary, clear and thorough guidance on first aid, rehabilitation, and resolving awkward encounters, along with well-rounded advice on planning garden spaces, managing habitat, and incorporating furnishings (such as nest boxes, birdbaths and possum thoroughfares) to support wildlife.

Rob Scott, Neil Blake, Jeannie Campbell, Doug Evans, Nicholas Williams, Mark J. McDonnell: Indigenous Plants of the Sandbelt (Paperback, en-Latn-AU language, 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 …

Queer Out Here: Queer Out Here Issue 00 (AudiobookFormat, en-Zxxx language, 2017) 5 stars

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!