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The Red Lotus | Chris Bohjalian
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My library request for #ReadingAsia21 FINALLY came through 😜😂😜😂which is pretty serendipitous for #AAM 🎧❣️

BarbaraBB Wow, that took a while but now we know why #serendipity 6mo
Cinfhen Right, there‘s a reason for everything @BarbaraBB xx 6mo
Librarybelle Better late than never! 😂 6mo
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Soubhiville Perfect! 6mo
AmyG I just read this. A quick, easy thriller. Nothing great, but a decent read. (edited) 6mo
Cinfhen I‘m really liking it @AmyG it‘s the perfect audio to listen to while I‘m cleaning 6mo
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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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#WeeklyForecast 49/21

America is not the Heart is still in progress but I‘d picking up speed now and I have a lazy Sunday ahead to make some progress. I have also started Out of Africa dit #pop21 but also to make an early start with #ReadingAfrica22! And another #ToB22 book. Can‘t wait to start that one!

Cinfhen I still have #Kuwait left for #ReadingAsia21 I better get moving on that 12mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Many people enjoyed Salt Houses for that prompt and I liked my read too: 12mo
Cinfhen I read Salt Houses a few years back but I‘ll look into your book @BarbaraBB thanks for the recommendations 💕 12mo
squirrelbrain Hope you‘re having a lovely relaxing day! ❤️ 12mo
Megabooks I hope you enjoy Matrix! 💕 12mo
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Not a bad week for my #bookreport. Three non-fiction audiobooks and I completed #readingasia2021, which I‘m still excited about. Slowly plugging away at The Gone World for #lmpbc. It feels way over my head and I‘m struggling to concentrate, but I HAVE to finish it and I have to finish it in print. 🥺 I‘ve also started #DrZ, but I‘m still on the intro by Pevear. Would it be wrong to skip that??

Cinfhen Good luck with #DrZ it‘s a real challenge!! I read the intro but it didn‘t really help much. I found reading the spark notes in the beginning to be more helpful 🤓CONGRATS on completing #ReadingAsia21 🎉 that‘s awesome 👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼 I have 3 left but not sure I‘ll get to #Maldives or #Timor 13mo
DGRachel @Cinfhen Thanks! #Maldives almost broke me. I think it took 6 weeks to read 131 pages. 13mo
Cinfhen Yeah, that‘s not happening 😁 13mo
BarbaraBB Awesome that #ReadingAsia2021. You really nailed it!! 13mo
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Taking a break from my #MusicalMemoirs for this #ProcrastinationBook6 / I‘m using this for #ReadingAsia2021 #Oman - I‘m still missing a few cities 🤫

Megabooks I did not like this. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 13mo
Cinfhen It‘s a TOTAL sell out but I‘m using it for my #ReadingAsia21 challenge @Megabooks and it‘s actually background noise while I prepare dinner & fold laundry 13mo
Librarybelle At least it makes good background noise 13mo
Cinfhen Absolutely!! Still haven‘t gotten to #Oman yet @Librarybelle but there was a section about #Bhutan 😁 13mo
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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I‘ve got to finish Singapore Noir today, and then it‘s off to tackle the November TBR, starting with an audiobook for #readingasia2021 and the books for both #lmpbc groups.


Cinfhen I still have a few left for #ReadingAsia21 but I‘m NOT looking forward 😬 13mo
vivastory I've heard great things about Gone World, so I'll be curious what you think. I've heard favorable comparisons to Miéville 13mo
DGRachel @Cinfhen I have 5 left, including Singapore Noir. There are several that I‘m dreading. 13mo
DGRachel @vivastory I‘m not going to be able to compare to Miéville, but I‘m hoping I enjoy it. One of these days I‘ll get to Kraken. ??‍♀️ 13mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Combined #bookreport and #weeklyforecast this week, as I started a lot of books, but only managed to finish one, The Promise, which I loved.

The Epstein book is really interesting, but 😡 of course. I‘m not sure about A Passage North, or The Fortune Men yet….

I‘m not loving the Bhutan book, which is my last one for #readingasia2021. I‘m even more sad now @BarbaraBB that yours got lost in the post. 😔

BarbaraBB Oh that is such a bummer, mine was really good! 1y
TrishB Hope some of them improve! 1y
Cathythoughts Looking forward to your thoughts on Fortune Man 🤞🏻 1y
Cinfhen Curious about your books too!! Can‘t believe you‘re on your final book for #ReadingAsia21♥️🙌🏻🎉 1y
rockpools That‘s so sad about the Bhutan book! 1y
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Reporters from the NYT look at Facebook‘s reach and policies, especially in regards to politics. The book focuses on Zuckerberg and Sandberg and how their personal interests and blind spots shaped Facebook. The authors discuss the effect FB had on the 2016 and 2020 US elections and how FB policies evolved because of them. As an example of FB‘s reach and danger in other countries, they look at ethnic cleansing of Muslims in #Myanmar.

Librarybelle Nice! 1y
AmyG Not a FB or Zuckerberg fan. 1y
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Megabooks @AmyG me either. 1y
Cinfhen Cool find for the #ReadingAsia21 challenge 1y
Megabooks @Librarybelle 👍🏻👍🏻 1y
Megabooks @Cinfhen I thought so. Nice surprise 1y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Eek! I‘m reading too many books at once! I‘d narrowed my #weeklyforecast down to 4 titles, then remembered I need to start Wakenhyrst for a book club read. Eek!

3 on here for Reading Asia - it should (theoretically) be possible to finish The Gurkha‘s Daughter (Nepal) and The Private Life of Mrs Sharma (India) this week.

Have a great week, Litsy!

TrishB Have a great week Rachel ❤️ 1y
squirrelbrain Doesn‘t look that many for you! 🤪 1y
Cathythoughts Enjoy 👍🏻❤️ 1y
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rockpools @TrishB Thanks Trish! You too 😘 1y
rockpools @squirrelbrain There may be a teensy tiny discrepancy between the books I‘m planning to read and the books i‘m in the middle of. 📚📚📚😱📚📚📚 1y
rockpools @Cathythoughts Thanks Cathy - hae a goood week! 1y
Cinfhen I only have a few left for #ReadingAsia21 I‘m already looking forward to #ReadingAfrica22 😊 1y
rockpools @Cinfhen I‘m not half-way through yet. It may be time to panic! 1y
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I haven‘t been doing too much reading but I did manage to read both my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks
Enjoyed both but I only recommend Lost City if you‘re in need of #Oman #ReadingAsia21

DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 1y
rockpools Yay for completing things! And hope you‘re having a fab time 😘 1y
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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Cinfhen Beyond fabulous @rockpools 💚💚💚it‘s been great 😊 Thanks @Megabooks @DivineDiana (edited) 1y
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fabulous progress!!! 1y
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#ReadingAsia21 #Oman #BookSpin Definitely on the dry side and at under 2 hours not very meaty. Interesting topic, a lost or mythical city that may have existed during Biblical times. The author uses both the Bible & Koran as textual references and sites modern day expeditions. Proof of evidence is still inconclusive but some evidence points to the deserts of Oman as the probable location.

Librarybelle At least it was a quick listen! 1y
BarbaraBB It does sound kind of interesting 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
Cinfhen Totally forgot… this is my #BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks 🤩 1y
Cinfhen It was short and interesting @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB so no complaints 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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