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Part of being a responsible YA collection development expert is knowing when books cross the line. The ‘over the line’ books frequently end up being purchased by me for my personal collection. I am rapidly developing a terrifying/awesome/potentially offensive personal library. To assist this endeavor, I’ve just done a big order with Microcosm Publishing.

I absolutely adored the second ‘Invincible summer’ anthology, and have always wanted to read the first:

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This is a memoir by the same author, Nicole Georges:

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Cristy Road does amazing art and I’m pretty interested in gender identity stuff atm:

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It’s a metal gay ship. Enough said.

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Lady comic with a queer bent:

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My parents were 70s suburban hippies. As soon as I saw ‘carob’ in the title, I knew I was going to relate:

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Website:

www.MicrocosmPublishing.com

Cost:

US$12.00 for ‘Invincible summer: an anthology’

US$16.95 for ‘Calling Dr. Laura: a graphic memoir’

US$7.95 for ‘Indestructible’

US$17.95 for ‘Henry & Glenn forever & ever’

US$15.00 for ‘DAR! vol. 1’

US$10.00 for ‘All the pretty people: tales of carob, shame and barbie envy’

Shipping Cost:

I forget, it was something stupid like US$65.00

Shipping Time:

12 days

My last order from these hippies never arrived. They may have redeemed themselves.

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Gypset Tunics

I’m still riding summer holiday inspiration. Suddenly everything at Free People is looking more viable.

Beachy tunic:

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Cross-season tunic:

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Website:

www.freepeople.com

Cost:

$109.69 for the blue dress

$144.47 for the black tunic

Shipping Cost:

Free!

Shipping Time:

9 days

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Hippie Bag

For that funky festival vibe.

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Website:

www.siam2u.etsy.com

Cost:

US$29.99

Shipping Cost:

US$9.00

Shipping Time:

11 days

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Swishy and hippie

I love full skirts, and long skirts. It’s often hard to find a combo of the two. This skirt delivers, and I love the print and the trim that will tie it into a black-themed outfit. Perfection.

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Website:

www.urbanprairiegirl.etsy.com

Cost:

US$74.00

Shipping Cost:

US$18.00

Shipping Time:

10 days

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This is a pretty, hippie, floral dress in a nice full cut. And I love the fast, non-signed for shipping provided by Birdsnest. Win!

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Website:

www.birdsnest.com.au

Cost:

$89.95

Shipping Cost:

$10.95

Shipping Time:

2 days

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I’ve admired the work of ChopstixWaits for several years now, but have finally found the perfect item that spoke to me and demanded that I buy it.

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Website:

www.ChopstixWaits.etsy.com

Cost:

US$38.00

Shipping Cost:

US$6.00

Shipping Time:

13 days

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Thai Village

I’m in a hippie mood. The hair extensions are out and I have a craving to wear hiking boots to work. These weird ethnic-style tops are just what I need.

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Website:

www.thaitied.etsy.com

Cost:

US$42.00 for the black top, US$34.00 for the colourful top.

Shipping Cost:

US$10.00

Shipping Time:

21 days

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Given my new need for long skirts, I sometimes need a few extra centimetres to make a skirt ankle length. This skirt will be used as a petticoat to give my ankles that bit of extra modesty.

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Website:

www.ebay.com.au

Cost:

$37.50

Shipping Cost:

Free

Shipping Time:

4 days

Update: I ordered a second one because it has been so indispensable.

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