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Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A Novel | Balli Kaur Jaswal
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IndoorDame
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This was a bit of a surprise for me. The main storyline was what I expected, but it also contains actual erotic stories, & a rather suspenseful mystery element. What I really liked here was watching the MC become aware of her privilege as a "liberal westerner" within the Punjabi community. She grew up thinking of her family as really traditional, but next to her students they're not & once she understands that she finds her place in the community.

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DGRachel
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How is it already time for a new round of #TailoredBookRecommendations?!? I don‘t have space in my August schedule to read any of the books from Q3 in print, thanks to a bunch of non-renewable library books, so I tried Daisy Jones on audio at worked and HATED it. So, I switched to the tagged book, listened for two hours, and I‘m not loving it. 😭 I will finish it, but I‘m definitely disappointed. 😔 Debating on trying the other on audio.

Laughterhp Is this subscription worth it? I already have so many books on my TBR I feel like I wouldn‘t read the books they suggest, but I‘m so curious about it. 6d
DGRachel @Laughterhp I think it is. I have the recommendation only version, so I can buy the books in whatever format works best for me, rather than the version where they send you hard cover books. I haven't read all of the books recommended, yet, but I try to get through at least one before the next round is released. My bibliologist is also really responsive. You get to provide feedback on each set of recs, and my bibliologist takes everything (cont'd) 6d
DGRachel ...I say into account and provides recs based on my shifting mood and feedback. She really helps expand my TBR into books that I had never heard of and several of the recs have been spot on and perfect. I'm just struggling with the latest set of recs, but that's not her fault. 6d
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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @GatheringBooks :
#WomenReadWomen2019 Read Along Chat is scheduled on 31 August. Tagging those who have initially expressed interest. Hope you have all found a copy of the book! 🧚🏼‍♀️📚💕😍

GatheringBooks thank youuuuuu 7d
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GatheringBooks
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#WomenReadWomen2019 Read Along Chat is scheduled on 31 August. Tagging those who have initially expressed interest. Hope you have all found a copy of the book! 🧚🏼‍♀️📚💕😍

NeedsMoreBooks Thanks for the reminder. Have read this. Looking forward to the chat 😊 (edited) 1w
mreads Thanks for the reminder. Any chance of a teaser for one of the questions 😃 1w
CaroPi Have the book in my shelves 1w
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Victoria_Clyne
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Mehso-so

I read this at the same time as 'The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters' which I think was a mistake. There are similar elements with both books which made it hard not to compare. And in my opinion Secret Lives was better. Having said that its a good read.

seaves582 It make me feel good you rated this the same as me. I read this not right, but close after another Indian book - The Golden Son. This one just didn‘t hold up. (edited) 2w
Victoria_Clyne @seaves582 that's exactly how I felt. It makes me wonder if I would have enjoyed it more if I had read it first. 1w
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alisonrose
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This book has a great premise that I think suffered from having a second great premise that sort of overshadowed it. Honestly, I think the author should have written two books rather than try to force both the lighthearted “Punjabi widows gone wild!” and the rather heavy discussion of religious extremism and murder into one. I liked both, but it was just jarring to read them together and neither was as fully explored as they should‘ve been. 3/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
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“Erotic” is basically the opposite of a buzzword for me, but the plot of this one appealed to me when it first came out, and I‘ve been told that the steamy bits are minimal and easy to skim past if you have zero interest in reading that sort of thing 😬💜⚪️🖤 #nowreading

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You were informed correctly. I hope you enjoy it. 😊 2w
alisonrose @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 👍🏻 definitely liking it so far! 2w
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seaves582
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Mehso-so

I want to give it 3.5 stars. It was interesting enough for me to finish. I wasn‘t thinking about it when I put it down. I didn‘t care for the characters beyond the pages. Idk, maybe there was too much going on or too many characters. There were moments where it was a solid 4 star - but then she lost me. I feel after reading it that reading it that reading is kind of boring and just does it‘s job. I need a page turner next!!

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seaves582
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In addition to Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows I read The Golden Son recently. In books set in the Indian culture there is a lot of food discussion. I was inspired to try my hand at making Dal - it is soooo good!!! It was so easy too. It warms my soul!! Have any of you been food inspired by books?

crystalizedbooks I loved the Erotic Stories for Punjabi women! I hope you are enjoying it ☺️ 3w
seaves582 @crystalizedbooks I am enjoying it a lot! It‘s interesting how there is that bit of mystery in it with Maya and the other girl‘s deaths. I didn‘t expect that. 3w
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FantasyChick
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So I didn't make it to the post office yesterday because I thought I'd pick up my next #LMPBC read annnnnd.....I ended up finishing it so I stuck it in the box with my book and mailed it off today 😊

This should get to you early next week @Andrea4

#TeamCanada @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @BookishTrish @StayCurious

BookishTrish Wowza 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Haha! And I thought I was ahead of the game when I finished it in less than a week. Hopefully it's a good sign that we read it quickly. 😊 3w
FantasyChick I just about died laughing reading it so it was quick to get through. I think everyone will enjoy it! Also, I'm on vaca and it's way too hot to be outside right now so that freed up my time to read 😂 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @BookishTrish 3w
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StayCurious @BookishTrish I will be sending your book early next week. I‘m almost done! It‘s a bit hard to get through 🙄 sorry for the delay! 3w
Andrea4 Omgosh I feel such pressure! 2 arriving at once! Wait, which one am I supposed to read first?! 🤔🤔😜 3w
FantasyChick @Andrea4 start with Dracul! Widows is September's book. I just saved some money on shipping 😂 No pressure! 3w
Andrea4 @FantasyChick ooo Dracul. Love it! Make my August extra steamy 😉😉 haha 3w
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seaves582
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I am on pg 86 of 344. I have one observation so far. The director of the program has described how the women all look and it was all very judgmental. Where Nikki never has described their looks and it feels more accepting of who they are regardless of what they look like. Also the first real story by Manjeet was told of the young girl with the mole and her meetings with 2 potential husbands. It was such a lovely story. I‘m hooked!!

Ericalambbrown Welcome to Litsy!!! ❤️📚😊 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyWelcomeWagon 3w
seaves582 @Ericalambbrown Thank you!!!!! 3w
SW-T Welcome to Litsy 🥳🎉 Your cat does look like mine! 😂They‘re adorable, aren‘t they? 💕 3w
seaves582 @SW-T 🐱🥰 3w
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kspenmoll
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#vacationreads
Finished A Front Page Affair which is a historical mystery set right after the Lusitania in NYC. Kitty Weeks, reporter for the Ladies page, stumbles upon a murder while reporting on a society party. From there on she follows the clues with intrigue, espionage, and women‘s issues in the mix. Very much enjoyed Erotic Stories as well.Again, emerging female empowerment. Just started Peacock today. Too hot to be outside much!

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AJBowers
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#24in48 readathons are my jam @24in48

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thebooksugar
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crystalizedbooks
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Wonderful book mixed with short stories. This book allowed us to be brought into a culture and see through the eyes of woman in that culture. Not only do you feel touched by the stories, but by the bonding of woman.

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FantasyChick
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Got my next #LMPBC pick in the mail today! @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You're way ahead of the pack! I've been taking my time with my book but I'm a little over half way through so I'm hoping to send it out next week and get started on the next book 😊
@andrea4 @BookishTrish @StayCurious
#dracul #eroticstories #teamcanada

BookishTrish I‘m about on par with you, Vanessa. I‘ll aim to have it in the post just before month end. 1mo
StayCurious I‘m not done yet! @bookishtrish I think I‘m sending it to you right? 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm usually behind schedule. This was a nice change. 😊 1mo
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Andrea4 I still have to start 🙈 but mine is non fiction and has pictures and bigger text lol so probably a quick read. 1mo
Andrea4 @FantasyChick omg there is nothing more motivating on your second day back to jogging than having Buffy theme song come on your phone! Especially jogging in a cemetary!!! I'm running to you Spike!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣 1mo
FantasyChick @Andrea4 It's a sign. Grab some hold water and start your training 😂 1mo
FantasyChick *holy water.....damn autocorrect 1mo
Andrea4 @FantasyChick you joke...but I might!!! 1mo
FantasyChick @Andrea4 Take pictures. I have a feeling I don't want to miss that 1mo
Andrea4 @FantasyChick better yet, I'll have my friend do a video montage. Is it sacrilegious to hurdle tombstones?? (To anyone else, I AM joking!) 1mo
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Chab256
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this selection, but I wasn't blown away. A fun premise highlighted some important issues facing Indian women in their communities and I was invested in some of the characters despite what I felt was a lack of depth in the writing style.
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BeaG
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I loved this book. I was thinking it was going to be all about sex. It wasn't. It made me laugh a lot and it even had a little mystery to solve.

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MrBook
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@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego has shared one of the best book-&-food pics I‘ve come across. 😆👏🏻🙌🏻😁🤤

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Aww you're as sweet as that shake! 💞 1mo
Josiedlove Yum 1mo
MrBook @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ☺️🤗🤗🤗 1mo
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Megabooks
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It‘s fantastic when you can finish two great books in one morning! I just love how fun this book and the stories from the widows are. I also enjoyed the murder mystery. It‘s a rare author that can weave so many stories and personalities together so well 4.5⭐️🥰🥰

#bfc #bfcr2 #goteam book 9/12
#LitsyWalkathon rest break

wanderinglynn You‘re crushing your book goal! 🙌🏻 1mo
cobwebmoth Woohoo!🙌 1mo
Emilymdxn I really wanna read this one! Great books today! You are absolutely killing it, so impressed #goteam 1mo
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Clwojick I loved this book! 😍🥰 1mo
cewilf This one sounds good too!! Awesome day today 💪🎉 1mo
Megabooks @wanderinglynn Thanks! I have a procedure next week, so we‘ll see what I change after I recover. 👍🏻💙 1mo
Megabooks @cobwebmoth 👍🏻👍🏻💕💕 1mo
Megabooks @Emilymdxn I think you‘d especially enjoy it, being a Londoner! (Is that the word?) Thank you!! 💜💜 1mo
Megabooks @Clwojick it‘s really good! 👍🏻💗 1mo
Megabooks @cewilf Thanks! I‘ll post my week in an hour or so. I need to rest. 16k+ steps for me today, which is a lot when you‘re not fit and weigh over 200 lbs! 💪🏻💪🏻👍🏻 1mo
britt_brooke I have this on my kindle. Moving it up! 1mo
Megabooks @britt_brooke I think you‘ll enjoy it. Especially for summer reading. 1mo
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QuietMornings
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Megabooks
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#truth 🙌🏻🙌🏻

Reviewsbylola All. The. Time. 1mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola You were definitely one of the first people I thought of reading this! 😁 1mo
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Megabooks
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I finally made my step goal this week! 🥳💃🏻🚶🏻‍♀️💃🏻🥳

I started rereading these two books. Right now, they‘re fitting my mood perfectly. I missed out on three “fun” things today because I didn‘t sleep last night, but honestly, I think the alone time did me A LOT of good!

🍣 for dinner, so that‘s always great! A better day than I thought it would be! 👍🏻👍🏻

Were you able to get some sleep @Emilymdxn ? #goteam #bfc #bfcr2

KathyWheeler Sounds like a great day! Alone time always does me good. 2mo
Megabooks @KathyWheeler The older I get, the more alone time I need. 😉🤣 I‘m just really tired of living with other people. Sigh. Can‘t change it right now, but I‘m doing the best I can! 2mo
Clwojick Sushiiii! I was going to make some for dinner tonight, but I was too lazy to prep it all 😂 2mo
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cobwebmoth Congrats on making your step goal! And yay for getting some alone time! 2mo
KathyWheeler @Megabooks Me too! Our son and his family + our daughter are all living with us right now, and it‘s wearing me out, so I totally get how you‘re feeling. 2mo
Megabooks @Clwojick I‘m impressed that you can make it yourself!! 2mo
Megabooks @cobwebmoth Thanks! 💙💕 2mo
Megabooks @KathyWheeler Yikes! That‘s a lot of people. I‘d be tired too! 💕💗 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 And hopefully, the exercise will help you sleep better. (I forgot to mention in your other post that exercise can help promote good sleep.) I hope you can sleep better tonight. 💜 2mo
Megabooks @wanderinglynn Thank you so much! 🤞🏻💗 2mo
RachelO Congratulations! And so pleased you had a good day today 😎 2mo
Megabooks @RachelO Thank you!! 😁 2mo
Emilymdxn Woooo! That‘s a great days progress - reading, working out what you need and getting it, eating sushi, that‘s the goal! Eh some but not enough, will try again today 2mo
cewilf Yay! Awesome progress 💪 Alone time does me so much good when I really need it. 2mo
Megabooks @Emilymdxn Sorry you didn‘t get enough sleep! 💙💙 Sending vibes that your anxiety will let you get in a better sleep schedule tonight. 2mo
Megabooks @cewilf I know!! I love being alone!! I lived alone from 21-37, so it‘s been a hard adjustment. (edited) 2mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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BookishTrish 😍 2mo
Andrea4 Guys! I feel I need to start mine to jump on this bandwagon! Lol 2mo
Andrea4 Also please explain what is that ice cream deliciousness!? 2mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Andrea4 it's a berry milkshake, rimmed with a citrus frosting, nerds & sour patch kids. Topped with whip cream, cotton candy, pixie stix & diabetes. Lol. 🍨 2mo
Eyelit That shake looks fantastic!! 2mo
Rachel_nyc Is that a Black Tap milkshake?! 2mo
StayCurious Wow looks great! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Woah!! That looks great! And I agree, also looks like diabetes! 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Rachel_nyc I don't think so. 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
MrBook Whooaaa!!!! 😳😱😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Livelovebark
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Pickpick

I liked it, but I didn‘t love it like I thought it would. Erotica, little old ladies, English accents, murder, love and a pub. A perfect recipe, maybe it would have read better on pages than through audio? 🤷🏼‍♀️ still a fun book though.

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Bakingbookworm
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Mehso-so

3 stars - The title was more sassy than the story with this one. Good intentions with the plot and characters but its execution (especially depth of plot and characters) fell a little flat for me. Full review on my blog - http://bit.ly/2JdqGKd

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Chab256
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The best place for summer reading 🌞

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Jillsmith
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Enjoyed this! Cute if predictable!!

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rambiepaige
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Okay, I‘ve finally come around to using Kindle for reading, AND figured out how to rent e-books from the library. My summer reading has been elevated ☀️📚

Crazeedi I never thought I'd use a kindle like I do now, I love books in my hand, but my kindle is vital now too!❤ 2mo
rambiepaige @crazeedi it makes it soooo much easier to download a book and go! 2mo
Crazeedi @rambiepaige yes! And have it in your purse in emergency!!! 2mo
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BooknerdsLife
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Thank you @RealLifeReading for this #AlphabetBookishQuiz
It‘s too much fun not to do it 💖😆
Please go to her post for a blank one 🤗

#bookish #booknerd #bookishgame #aussiereader #readinglife

RealLifeReading You‘re welcome! And love the books on your list - I‘ve actually read them all! 2mo
BooknerdsLife @RealLifeReading Aww thank you 💕📚 Hahaa wish I could be more creative with the list 😂🙈 2mo
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charl08
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'Where the hell is their ghee?' someone asked desperately.

collegecatlady I love this cover! 2mo
charl08 @collegecatlady it's a fun one. 2mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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One of the best books I‘ve read so far! It had all the ingredients I love – a great plot, wonderful characters (love love those Punjabi widows!), emotional, funny, thoughtful, provocative and unbiased! This book made me cry too – there were some very touching scenes...Being able to put all that into a book and making it such a great page turner take great skills and talent. Kudos to the author!

Full review: hookedonbookzblog.wordpress.com

Shakespearience I am pretty sure this is buried in my to be read list! 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Shakespearience Can't wait to know what you think of it when you get to it! Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did! ☺️ 2mo
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vkois88
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Thanks for the tag, @Kshakal ❤❤
1) Shuffles. Foo (as in, Little Bunny Foo Foo 🐇😂)
2) The tagged book caught me off guard.
3) Sometimes they do. But I know everyone's taste is different so unless I know I don't like a specific person's typical taste, I only let it affect me loosely.
4) Covers can be crucial at times.
5) @SassenachTheBookWizard @Craftylikefox @joscho @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😘💗😘💗 3mo
JoScho ☺️💜☺️💜☺️ 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you for thinking of me! ❤️ How are you? 3mo
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Eggs Thanks for joining in-haven‘t seen you in a while 👏🏻💗 3mo
vkois88 @Jee_HookedOnBookz ❤❤❤ I'm doing well, have an extra day off this week bc poor LO has gotten some sort of illness from one of the other kids at the babysitter lol... I don't think there is enough coffee or any other caffeine in the world. @eggs thank YOU... I've switched over to full time and all my free time is spent snuggling LO and trying to do fun activities now that it's summer! ❤😊 3mo
Eggs Ah the working mom life; hope LO is better soon 3mo
vkois88 @eggs yes ma'am, the single working mom's hustle 😂😂😂 And she's so active now that while it's fun, it's definitely exhausting lol... thank you for the well wishes ❤❤❤ 3mo
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KarynGood
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Starting the day of right! Tea and a book. Here‘s to the weekend.

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juliaTF88
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What a fun read! Gotta love some good “up-lit” to break things up and kick off summer reading 😎 And it‘s “kitchen table erotica” - nothing to scandalous in here and much more than naughty stories

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎈 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 3mo
Crazeedi Welcome!! 3mo
Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy!📖📚💙 3mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 3mo
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Chab256
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GatheringBooks
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The view of the sunset and sunrise from our villa is breathtaking. Bali is Love. Chuckled aloud several times while reading this book. Perfect poolside read.
#WomenReadWomen2019

kspenmoll Beautiful! 3mo
Cortg I would love to be somewhere tropical right now! Soak up the sun and ENJOY! 3mo
Chelsea.Poole Gorgeous view, I envy you! 🌴 3mo
Mdargusch Lovely! 3mo
Rachel_nyc I loved Bali! Enjoy! 3mo
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GatheringBooks
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Reading corner today.
#WomenReadWomen2019
Bali is 💕

LeahBergen You‘re so lucky! 😍 3mo
batsy Now that looks like bliss ❤️ 3mo
Cinfhen Perfect!!!! I want to be wherever you are right now!! 3mo
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Itchyfeetreader Oh enjoy!! 3mo
RealLifeReading Lucky! 3mo
BooknerdsLife Awww Enjoy!! 😍💖🙌🏼📚 What a perfect place to enjoy your book! 3mo
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GatheringBooks
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Our home for the next ten days. Soothing sound of the raging waves right at our doorstep, our own infinity jacuzzi pool, and books - lots and lots of books to keep us company. Private villa in the northernmost part of Bali. Sunburst captured from our villa. Every day, I promise myself to not take this miracle for granted. And each day, work consumes me and I forget. Such grace to remember and fulfill these promises we make to ourselves.

4thhouseontheleft Enjoy! Bali is such a beautiful place! 3mo
TrishB Beautiful ❤️ 3mo
julesG Enjoy! Bali is magical! 3mo
Kshakal That looks heavenly!!!! 3mo
DivineDiana Love! 💗 3mo
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Bevita
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Pickpick

Funny story, surprisingly soft-core poem stories included! Thoroughly entertaining.

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BekahPat
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This morning I picked up a book that has been hanging out on my unread shelf for too long. The story caught my attention from page 1 and I love the cover (minus the annoying Bookclub label, but I guess that label does help sales) #weekendreads

Clwojick I loved this one ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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Joanne1
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Three days is all this one took. It‘s a really fun read, but I did blush a few times. Be careful if you‘re reading in public!!

shellleigh33 Currently reading this and it is pretty good so far!!! 4mo
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Joanne1
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Very glad to be reading this on my kindle while watching my kids swimming lessons. The cover might raise a few eyebrows from the other parents.

KathyWheeler 😄 4mo
Leftcoastzen 👍😁 4mo
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Joanne1
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My next book club read, I think this is going to make for a fun discussion!!

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MEGR
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“Outside the whole world beckoned with intoxicating thrills...They could return to their homes but in their minds, plot routes that one day might take them through this vast, magnificent city.”

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kate_reads
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This has been on my #TBR for forever and the companion novel being published has finally given me the push I need to start 🤗 #bookmail

Clwojick Whatttttttt 😱😱😱😱😱😱 HOW DID I NOT KNOW THERE WAS A SECOND ONE?!!!! 4mo
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MEGR
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Reading my way through the sniffles this Sunday. 🤧😷🤒 It feels good to rest. Books are my medicine.

Clwojick I loved this one! (edited) 4mo
Hoopiefoot Feel better! 4mo
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