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Aug 20, 2010, 11:48am Top

Hi I'm ((Sarah Barnard)) and I'm a fantasy writer. I'm also a mum and have 2 young children, 4 chickens and a guinea pig. Well, the guinea pig is really the kids but guess who ends up cleaning it out and remembering to feed it?
Hoping to get to know people better,

Aug 20, 2010, 12:17pm Top

Hello Sarah,

I remember we had four guinea pigs. We went away for the weekend leaving a neighbour to look after them. On our return we had 21 guinea pigs.


Aug 20, 2010, 12:48pm Top

Hi Sarah. Your name seems familiar; did/do you have a book up on Member Giveaway?

FYI: if you were trying to touchstone your author name, you need to use brackets; parentheses won't work.

Sarah Barnard

Aug 22, 2010, 9:59am Top

Hi Sarah,
Nice to meet you, sounds like you have your hands full and a whole bunch of fun as well.

Aug 23, 2010, 5:40pm Top

# 3

What is a touchstone, and what does it do?

Edited: Aug 23, 2010, 7:03pm Top

That's how you link to books and authors in a LibraryThing message like this: Lazette Gifford. With a book, you use a single bracket around the name and for an author, you use two brackets on each side. Works wonderfully most of the time.

(It's explained on the right of my screen as I'm typing this. Doesn't that show up for you, too?)

Aug 23, 2010, 7:10pm Top

Touchstones for works (books) are actually two-way -- they link from the thread to the work, but they also link from the work to the thread (see Conversations on a work page).

Aug 23, 2010, 8:50pm Top

Duh! Yes, I see it now. I'm really observant. lol

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