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On Chesil Beach | Ian McEwan
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Unpopular opinion: I always slightly struggle with McEwan's style but I'm glad I'm finally getting into and finishing this one.

scripturient I really liked this one. 😊 BTW, the #screamsbymail book got here on the weekend. Thank you!! 😘 2w
ephemeralwaltz @scripturient yay!😘😘😘😘 2w
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Poolside read in my sister-in-law‘s gorgeous place in Antioch. Last few days in the US before returning back home to Singapore to begin packing for our huge international move to the United Arab Emirates.

Cinfhen What???? You‘re moving???? 3w
Cinfhen Beautiful photo 🤩 3w
Morr_Books I have a good friend who works as a librarian in Dubai. Good luck with the move! 3w
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BooknerdsLife Great photo! 👍🏼😻 Awww best of luck with the move! 💖 3w
BarbaraBB Great pic. You‘re moving to Dubai? That‘ll be a change! 3w
GatheringBooks @Cinfhen yup yup!! was offered an associate prof position at al ain (abu dhabi). it was an offer that is difficult to turn down. 3w
GatheringBooks @Morr_Books awesome! is your librarian friend on litsy too? i am looking for bookish networks/connections in that part of the world. will be moving to abu dhabi, close to dubai. 3w
GatheringBooks @BooknerdsLife thank you so much for the well wishes! 😍🧚🏼‍♀️📚 3w
GatheringBooks @BarbaraBB moving to abu dhabi (al ain). very close to dubai. 🧚🏼‍♀️ yup, i anticipate a huge change indeed. but i have taught teachers in bahrain, oman, and istanbul. hopefully, that has prepared me somewhat for this transition. 😍 3w
Cinfhen So exciting for you!! How does hubs and daughter feel???? Moving is always stressful but I think it helps to tighten the family bond. Sending much love and well wishes your way💚 3w
Liz_M I can't imagine how stressful am international move must be! Good luck with everything! 3w
BarbaraBB Abu Dhabi, wow. And you do come prepared, it must be a great life experience despite the (maybe) stress of moving. Enjoy your last days in California 💜 3w
Morr_Books I'll find out if my friend is on Litsy. We took the bus to Abu Dhabi when I visited. Beautiful city! 3w
scripturient Hey, I‘m such a doofus and forgot to send out the #screamsbymail package last week. I‘m worried it might not reach you before your move. Should I rather send it to your new address? Sorry about this!!!! 3w
GatheringBooks @Cinfhen husband is more excited than i am actually. he is super looking forward to it. teenage girl thinks of it as an adventure too, and excited to go back to an international school. overall, fairly positive, which is really great. 🧚🏼‍♀️💕😘 3w
GatheringBooks @Liz_M very true. hence, we are enjoying our days here in california while we still can. 3w
GatheringBooks @BarbaraBB that is indeed what we are looking forward to - the life experience and witnessing/being part of a totally different world. 3w
GatheringBooks @Morr_Books super looking forward to visiting dubai, too! 3w
GatheringBooks @scripturient absolutely no worries. yes, may be best to wait. will probly know my address by last week of august or first week of sept. 💕🧚🏼‍♀️📚 3w
Cinfhen It‘s great when everyone is on board!!! #YOLO 🙌🏻 3w
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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kamoorephoto I‘ve got to read it! 4w
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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Deliciously dark and getting darker #screamsbymail folk might be very into it @Reggie @kamoorephoto @danibolahood @GatheringBooks @ephemeralwaltz

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Seed | Ania Ahlborn
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RIGHT ON TARGET. 9pm on the DOT, #24in28 🙌🏼

Out of all the times I‘ve attempted a #readathon, this may be the 1st time I completed my goals and finished it completely.
What was different this time entirely was that I was living in my new space with just my son and he KNEW I was doing it and he encouraged me. Imagine that.
1,072 pages
4.5 books (including 3 novels, one was an arc, and one for my #screamsbymail book club)

So pleased! 🙂

DebinHawaii Congratulations!! 🎉📚🎉📚🎉 That is awesome! 1mo
kamoorephoto I NEED to write REVIEWS all week! 😱 1mo
TrishB Well done 🎉🎉 1mo
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Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Congrats! 👏 1mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 1mo
kamoorephoto @ephemeralwaltz @scripturient @danibolahood @GatheringBooks @BookishTrish @Reggie I‘m sorry I‘m holding us up a bit...I‘ll move onto Bird‘s Nest soon!! 🥰 1mo
Reggie That‘s amazing!!! Great job, and I‘m happy the new space is working out!!! No worries cause I still have Myra‘s book. 1mo
GatheringBooks absolutely no rush! i am in the midst of transition, too! moving soon to united arab emirates (3rd week of august), so things are kinda hectic for me too. 1mo
ephemeralwaltz I'm definitely holding us up too, sorry! Can't wait for Seed! 4w
danibolahood I'm another one guilty of a hold up :( buying a 100 year old house because the door knobs look cool is quite possibly not the most well thought out plan I've ever had lol. Sooooo much work and I feel like I'm hemorrhaging money over here. I love it though just trying to get to the end of the tunnel 3w
kamoorephoto @danibolahood That sounds like quite the house... and those must be some AMAZING doorknobs 🙀 Congrats on the house! 3w
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Taking this to the pool 🔥#ScreamsByMail

Weaponxgirl That looks fun! 2mo
BookishTrish Enjoy! 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
ju.ca.no Love the cover! How‘s the book? 1mo
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ephemeralwaltz @ju.ca.no not my cup of tea to be honest... I'm having a hard time encouraging myself to keep on picking it up. I 1mo
ephemeralwaltz @ju.ca.no but it's not bad at all! It's really funny and pretty original. It's just not my thing right now :( 1mo
ephemeralwaltz @ju.ca.no btw, enjoy your travels in Japan!! Hugs🤗 1mo
ju.ca.no @ephemeralwaltz I see :) maybe I will put it on my TBR then😊 thanks! 1mo
ju.ca.no @ephemeralwaltz thank you😍🤗 1mo
ephemeralwaltz @scripturient @bookishtrish I feel terrible but I might have to bail on this one... I haven't really been in the best mindset for this one. The fact that it's so different from my recent and current reads is making it hard for me to pick it up. Really sorry for being unreliable. I'm sure it's the perfect summer read for somebody else 💕💕💕 So Stef, I'll be sending this out to you later this week when I get the chance! 1mo
scripturient @ephemeralwaltz Don‘t feel bad. These things happen. 😘 I‘ll keep an eye out for the postman then. 😊 1mo
BookishTrish Sorry it wasn‘t for you and glad you bailed if you weren‘t enjoying it 😘 4w
scripturient Have you sent it out already? I was just getting a bit worried as I haven‘t received anything yet. Just hope it didn‘t get lost on the way. 😕 3w
ephemeralwaltz @scripturient sorry I wasn't at my parents' this past week and just sent out the package today!!😘 3w
scripturient No worries. Just wanted to make sure it didn‘t get lost. 😊🙋🏻‍♀️ 3w
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Our next #WomenReadWomen2019 Read Along Chat is scheduled on 31 July. Happy reading! Let me know if you wish to be tagged for the discussion. Tagging those who have initially expressed interest.

Birdsong28 I will be reading this book for a monthly challenge this month and would have probably read it by the time you read it but I would like to be included in the discussion with you please? 📚📖 2mo
GatheringBooks @Birdsong28 awesome! will tag you! :) 🧚🏼‍♀️💕📚 2mo
scripturient Hey Myra, I wanted to send you the next round of #screamsbymail. How long is your old address still valid? :) 2mo
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GatheringBooks @scripturient hi stef! still good until end of august. however i will be with family in the US from july 8-aug 5. so no one will be around to receive parcels, if ever. hmmm. maybe hang on to it for a bit. we are moving to united arab emirates, closer to germany! :) 2mo
GatheringBooks @scripturient or possibly send the book(s) by july 28-30 period so i will be at home to receive fhem? :) 2mo
scripturient Okay, thank you. :) I guess I‘ll send them by late July then, just to be save. :) If you want a holiday read, I can also ship it to the US though. :) 2mo
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A Filipino colleague and I just tendered our resignation. We are both Assistant Professors, he is from the English Language & Literature academic group (he is moving to University College London), while I am from the Early Childhood and Special Needs Education in the top teacher training institute here in Singapore. It has been 11 yrs for me in this glorious city-state. Today, I also signed my contract in my new institution. Moving forward always.

suzisteffen 😮😮😮Congratulations! 2mo
GatheringBooks #ScreamsByMail folks, will be changing my address yet again! 🤣😭 You will know from our journals how this is a long time coming, and it is here now. @scripturient @Reggie @kamoorephoto @BookishTrish @danibolahood @ephemeralwaltz 2mo
That-Bookish-Hiker Congrats! 2mo
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BookishTrish Congratulations! Can‘t wait to see where your next adventure takes you! Xoxo 2mo
TheSpineView Congrats! 2mo
SamAnne Congratulations! Good luck with the new adventure. 2mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉 2mo
Smarkies good luck with the new adventure! 2mo
Suet624 I‘m excited for you!! 2mo
batsy Congrats and can't wait to see where this takes you 🌻💕 2mo
Cathythoughts Congratulations! Well done ♥️ 2mo
BarbaraBB Congratulations! I am looking forward to your next step! Will you stay in Singapore? 2mo
Theaelizabet Congratulations! 👏👏👏 2mo
rretzler Congrats! And good luck! 🍀👍🏻 2mo
Megabooks Best of luck!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
JennyM Congrats! 2mo
Kalalalatja Best of luck! 2mo
kamoorephoto You‘re a superstar, @GatheringBooks! Good luck with the next venture 🥰👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
ephemeralwaltz Congratulations and good luck!😍 2mo
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Hunted | Darcy Coates
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I enjoyed this book a lot! It was a quick and suspenseful read and I kept imagining this as a movie. #screamsbymail

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The Bird's Nest | Shirley Jackson
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#HorrorPostalBookClub #ScreamsByMail title heading out to you @kamoorephoto as selected by the fab @ephemeralwaltz

ephemeralwaltz You're fab 💁😱😱😘 3mo
kamoorephoto @GatheringBooks The book has landed in Seattle!! 3mo
GatheringBooks @kamoorephoto awesome! so glad to hear that. 🧚🏼‍♀️💕📚 3mo
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