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Honeybee | Craig Silvey
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Of the current Australian releases this has been by far my favourite. A coming of age story that will make your heart ache for little Honeybee 💜

CarolynM 👋Nice to see you. How is life treating you? 3y
AceOnRoam @CarolynM hello Carolyn, so kind of you to ask. I'm doing well here, we have to leave the Whitsundays (today actually) and head back to Brisbane for the cyclone season. How are you? 3y
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CarolynM Hope it's a good day or two for sailing. Safe travels.😘 I've never been able to get my head around Goodreads. It just seems vast and impenetrable. 3y
AceOnRoam @CarolynM ok, I just wondered as I love it there and use it more than Litsy. It is big! 3y
Freespirit I‘m looking forward to reading this 3y
AceOnRoam @Freespirit I hope you'll love it as much as I did 💜 3y
CarolynM Merry Christmas Ayse😘 3y
CarolynM And Happy New Year 🎉 3y
AceOnRoam @CarolynM thanks so much, Happy new year (and a belated Merry Christmas) to you too. Hope all is going well with you. I am hoping to be spending more time here on Litsy in 2021 with the Reading Asia challenge and I look forward to seeing your books and bookish posts. Take care. 3y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday, my friend! I hope you‘re keeping well and up to lots of adventures. 😘❤️😘❤️ 3y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen thank you honey, some very minor adventuring happening. Right now am sharing a very nice bottle of red with hubby and crocheting, so life is good 😘❤ 3y
BarbaraBB Hi Ayse, just checking! Hope all is well. Missing your bookish and boatish posts 😉😘 3y
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB I'm now living in Melbourne - due to covid we can't sail internationally. The boat is having a rest on land too. Thanks for checking in 😘 3y
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I feel like I have been reading this book forever. Only 620 pages to go 😓


Aims42 I finally finished it. Would love to hear (or rather see) your thoughts 👍🏻 3y
AceOnRoam @Aims42 you have great Stamina. I'm actually enjoying it, but its wordy! 3y
Aims42 @AceOnRoam it is soooooo wordy! And at times it wasn‘t the easiest book to pick up and keep reading 😬 3y
Cathythoughts Lovely picture! I have this book ordered & I‘m really looking forward to it! It is long though 😳 3y
AceOnRoam @Cathythoughts thanks, it's a beautiful area! This book could have been a couple of hundred pages shorter for sure!!! 3y
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The Yield | Tara June Winch
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I loved everything about this book. The timelines, the narrators, the structure and the dictionary. Even the horrific history, no matter how many times you read it, in different shapes and voices, you think you've heard it before but Winch has portrayed it so creatively here. It was deeply moving and bloody brilliant.

MrsMalaprop I loved it too. 🙌 4y
AceOnRoam @MrsMalaprop yay! Probably will win the Stella Prize! 4y
Gillyreads Such a great book! 4y
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AceOnRoam @Gillyreads I'm so glad to see all the fans here! 4y
LeeRHarry Great read 😊 went down well at my bookgroup too 😊 4y
AceOnRoam @LeeRHarry excellent. Lot's to discuss and really interesting characters 👍 4y
CarolynM 👋Hi, nice to see you around again. Hope all is well with you. 3y
AceOnRoam @CarolynM thanks lovely, all good here 😘 3y
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Isolation = when you're saving the wine for a special occasion and can't wait that long! Cheers to all of you who don't mind a glass of red with their evening reading.

#ATB @AnneFindsJoy @kindergartenkat @jb72

AnneFindsJoy Looks like a perfect evening to me!!! 🍷 📖 4y
jb72 Very cool 😎 I can‘t drink wine as it gives me a migraine. I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful evening! 4y
AceOnRoam Thanks @AnneFindsJoy and @jb72 it was an excellent night! 4y
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CarolynM I do enjoy a glass of red (or white😉) but I'm trying to keep a limit on it😬 4y
AceOnRoam @CarolynM I will admit I had more than 'a' glass. It is really delicious, a 2017! Good luck with your limits 👍 4y
LapReader Don‘t limit yourself @CarolynM we could all get the virus tomorrow! 4y
CarolynM I hope not @lapreader😱 😱 4y
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The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Another long awaited book. Really looking forward to what is in store with this. I'll be in my cabin till it's finished.

@Redheadrambles @redwritinghood @Marchpane @mklong @ClairesReads @ns510reads


Cinfhen Ohhhh, can‘t wait to hear your thoughts 4y
AceOnRoam @Cinfhen hello honey, hope you're all good, strange days. Keep well 😘 4y
ClairesReads Can‘t wait for this! 4y
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mklong I need to finish up Last Night in Montreal first, but can‘t wait to get to this one! 4y
Cinfhen Strange days, indeed!!!!! We‘re holding up and doing well. Thanks for asking♥️How about you?? 4y
Simona 👋 Nice to see you 😘 4y
Redwritinghood Hi Ace! I‘ve been so distracted lately. I may have to buy a Kindle copy of this. With the library closed, there is a long waitlist for this via Overdrive. Sigh. 4y
Redwritinghood But our friend Lee has come through on this for me! Just got it on Kindle. 4y
AceOnRoam @ClairesReads @mklong @redwritinghood literally THE author of the year hahaha 😆 4y
AceOnRoam @Cinfhen I am doing ok. I have ups and downs. Thank goodness for books. Take care 😘😘😘 4y
AceOnRoam @Simona hello!! 👋👋👋 hope all is well in you're neck of the woods.😘💖 4y
ClairesReads @Redwritinghood god bless Lee! 4y
Simona Almost the same s..t as everywhere else... Stay safe❣️ 4y
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American Dirt | Jeanine Cummins
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Ok, I'm going in, come what may. You have to read it yourself if you want to formulate an opinion!


emilyhaldi I have a feeling this book scandal is going to boost sales! I agree that it's hard to form an opinion without first reading the book myself. 4y
britt_brooke I‘m really enjoying this book so far. I‘d normally avoid the hype for a while, but my IRL book club chose it for February. I‘m glad we did! 4y
AceOnRoam @emilyhaldi the negativity is helping sales I think. I feel sorry for the author but she's got a 7 figure deal so she can't be too upset 😉 4y
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AceOnRoam @britt_brooke I'm totally sucked in by the hype. I had soooooo many other books on my next-to-read stack! I'll be interested to see what your book club will think. 4y
Jefferson Asare @AceOnRoam
I am yet to read this myself before i make any comments although the title really gets to me. I hope that i enjoy it eventually.
Lauredhel I can form an opinion on the publishing company's actions without reading the book.
Rissreads I must be living under a rock! What scandal? I‘ll ask Google........ 4y
AceOnRoam @Rissreads hahaha, it's usually me under the rock! 4y
CarolynM Hi there👋 Just checking in with you. Hope you are ok. How is the current situation affecting your roaming? Sending love and hugs wherever you are💕 4y
AceOnRoam @CarolynM Thanks for asking, so lovely of you. We are kind of stuck in QLD so we are roaming between Brisbane and Moreton Island, which is only about 2 hours sail away, but it is really nice and isolated out there! 4y
CarolynM Good to know🙂 I was having visions of you being turned away from ports with so many borders closed. Take care. 4y
AceOnRoam @CarolynM we all have to wait and see what the new normal looks like in a few months. If we can, we will try to keep circumnavigating through to Cape Town, otherwise we will celebrate our 1/2 globe circumnavigation and hang up our sailing gloves! You take care too! 4y
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When you spend a week spreadsheeting for your 2020 reading plan, then go to the library and grab books that aren't on the plan. Also think I'm going to need more nougat than originally planned as well.


LeahBergen I love that you spent a week spreadsheeting. 😂😂 I‘m about to make myself a personalized bingo card for 2020 reading. 😂😂 #OnlyOnLitsy 4y
Redwritinghood Looks perfect to me. 👍🏻👍🏻 4y
squirrelbrain I know exactly how you feel! 🤷‍♀️ 4y
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AceOnRoam @LeahBergen glad to have so many here who understand and think I'm perfectly sane! Eager to see your bingo card when you're done 😊 4y
BarbaraBB That spreadsheeting is a highlight in my year. And the moment I am finally finished, everything changes 😂 4y
AceOnRoam @Redwritinghood such a great library I could have grabbed 30 more 😂 4y
AceOnRoam @squirrelbrain the never ending reading plan! 4y
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB I may have to add a new sheet "Absolutely No Self Control Library Book Challenge" ? 4y
BarbaraBB Lol 😂 4y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday, friend! 😘😘 4y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen aww, thanks so much 😘😍 4y
Liz_M My spreadsheet reading plan is enormous as I include all the possibilities. All 35 France 1001books for Readingeurope2020, for example. 😁 4y
Liz_M And with hundreds of books in my "plan" I still deviate ? 4y
AceOnRoam @Liz_M it's a bit out of control isn't it. I'm overwhelmed with the choices available. 4y
Rissreads I loved Tin man! ❤️ 4y
Rissreads @LeahBergen I‘d love to see your bingo card 😊 4y
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Golden State | Ben Winters
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Ok, here is the list. Of the 7 I have read so far, I would LOVE for Ben Winters to win this tournament.




BarbaraBB I see this post just now, or I wouldn‘t have asked you the exact same question. I haven‘t read your favorite so will soon! 4y
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB yes, it's all good, I think we were posting at the same time as we were both excited to share the big news! 4y
BarbaraBB You were right, a very good and entertaining book! 4y
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AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB I'm so glad you enjoyed it. It's different for sure! 4y
BarbaraBB Is it still your favorite? 4y
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB Yes, at the stage it is my favourite.. looking forward to the brackets coming out this week !! 4y
BarbaraBB Are they coming out this week? Great! I was wondering about that! 4y
Rissreads I just looked at the short list and I have every single book either on my physical tbr shelf or on my Litsy tbr list! ❤️ 4y
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The Mere Wife: A Novel | Maria Dahvana Headley
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This might be just the book to take me out of my reading slump!

Was going to save it for #ReadHarder2020 but I think I need it more today.


Centique Lovely to see you back on Litsy! 😍 Where are you roaming to at the moment? 4y
AceOnRoam @Centique hello!!! We are in the Coomera River on the Gold Coast, we will be in Queensland for the next few months 😀 4y
BarbaraBB Good to have you here - and reading again. So you‘ve made it to Australia. That was your starting point wasn‘t it? Does that mean you‘re heading home or just passing by? 😘 4y
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AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB thank you, happy to be back. Although I am Australian, we actually started our voyage in Cape Town, so yes, we are just passing through. We're seeing friends and family and waiting out the cyclone season here before heading north to Indonesia next year. 4y
BarbaraBB Everyone of your steps sounds incredible. I do envy you! Enjoy 💜 4y
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB thanks heaps 😘 4y
LeahBergen There you are! So good to see you popping by here again. 😘😘 4y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen 😘 hello lovely, great to be back with all of these awesome Littens 😍 4y
CarolynM 👋 Nice to see you. I don't know anything about the book. I hope you enjoy it. 4y
saresmoore I really enjoyed this book. It wasn‘t at all what I expected! 4y
AceOnRoam @CarolynM Thanks Carolyn, I'm definitely enjoying it. 4y
AceOnRoam @saresmoore I went in blind with this one, just knew it was a retelling of sorts, of 4y
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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This years Booker Winner? I hope so 💙💙💙💙💙

This is quite an achievement which took years in the making and covers so much, the mind boggles. I am so glad to have taken the plunge and read it. A unique and hopeful story of how vulnerable we are in what has become a f*cking bizarre world to live in. 5 stars

City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I have waited so long to see what Elizabeth Gilbert would deliver after the amazing Alma Whittaker.

Fingers crossed for a five star read.


Simona 🤞Looking forward to your review! I think that Alma is one of the most comprehensive female characters in literature. 4y
LeahBergen I‘ve missed you on here! 😃 4y
Redwritinghood I preordered it and it was here waiting for me when I got home yesterday. Excited to read it (when I can fit it in!). 4y
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Liz_M Wow, that is some cover. 4y
AceOnRoam @Simona yes! I am loving it so far, its heaps of fun. 4y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen awww, so sweet, I am struggling with my data budget in these here remote places, but will be back in civilisation soon and you will be sick of my posts!!! 😘 4y
AceOnRoam @Redwritinghood its very easy reading so far so you will finish it in no time at all. 4y
AceOnRoam @Liz_M I know right, I love it. It is on my Overdrive loan edition but I hadn't seen it during the marketing campaign so ...Surprise! 4y
AceOnRoam @Simona I haven't written a review, but I found this to be fresh and vibrant and fun. Vivian Morris is no Alma, but I love her too. Strong and independent and unabashed. There is a lot of NYC here, I wish that I had visited some of these places which are a major part of the book. One day!!! 4y
Simona Stacked! 4y
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The Wolf and the Watchman | Niklas Natt och Dag
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@wanderinglynn I have been hopeless at #bookfitnesschallenge but my goal for the rest of the 3 weeks will be one audio book per week (I have read 2 already but didn't post them).
I am in a wonderful place, anchored in Rangiroa Atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago. Not walking as much as I would normally but its very very hot here. The wildlife is amazing, this shot I took through a marine viewer (bucket with perspex on the bottom).

tpixie Awesome! Happy Travels& Sites!! 5y
DivineDiana This doesn‘t even seem real! 😲Amazing! Have fun! 5y
wanderinglynn That‘s amazing! ❤️ And I‘m glad you‘ve joined us! Don‘t worry about posting! Just focus on your progress and adapt your goals as needed. 5y
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BookNAround Very cool! 5y
Clwojick This is amazing! 😱 5y
Tanisha_A Beautiful! 😍 5y
Redwritinghood Amazingly gorgeous! 5y
LeahBergen Wow! That‘s cool! 5y
thebluestocking That‘s amazing!! I love it when you post! 💙 4y
Centique That is AMAZING. Please post all the fish photos all the time - I just love it! 😍😍😍 4y
AceOnRoam @Centique yeah, I know, its too cool. I will try to get more shots when we go into a shallow anchorage again. 4y
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Golden State | Ben H. Winters
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Am really enjoying this one, nearly at the end, but it's very hard to concentrate in this environment. Jolly Harbour, Antigua 💜🌴⚓

@Simona this one is for you 💕💗💕


CocoReads Omg, that looks lovely. 5y
AceOnRoam @CocoReads it is just amazing, the whole bay is about 3 metres deep and just lovely sand on the bottom. 5y
CarolynM Gorgeous 😍😍😍 5y
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Ms_T Stunning 😍 5y
LeahBergen That water! 😮😮😮 5y
Redwritinghood Wow! That is gorgeous. I can understand how you‘d get distracted. 5y
Tanisha_A Ooh 😍 5y
BarbaraBB 😍😍 5y
Simona 😍😍😍😍Stunning beautiful colors❣️ We have cold, foggy, rainy day and I can feel warmth from your picture ... enjoy in this beautiful view and keep posting 😘 5y
batsy Gosh 😍 5y
BarbaraBB Hi! I was thinking of you. Hope you‘re doing fine aboard an just don‘t have internet access while crossing one of the seas! 5y
wanderinglynn Wow, that‘s a lovely view! ❤️ 5y
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB yes, you're correct, we were crossing to French Polynesia. Hope you are well😘 5y
AceOnRoam @wanderinglynn thanks. I sent you an email about the Book Fitness challenge so I hope to hear from you soon. Sorry its brief, I have limited internet access. 5y
BarbaraBB French Polynesia. That must be another paradise. Please post pictures?! 😘 5y
wanderinglynn @AceOnRoam I replied. And then forwarded you the rules/points email. Let me know how we can make this work for you. ☺️ 5y
AceOnRoam @wanderinglynn done. Thanks heaps... 5y
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The Italian Teacher | Tom Rachman
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I feel the brackets are due any minute now. Bring it #TOB2019 #TournamentOfBooks #TheRooster

Redwritinghood I haven‘t done much TOB reading. I‘m so burnt out from Booker and NBA! 5y
AceOnRoam You did a smashing job on those awards @Redwritinghood I am only halfway through this shortlist (if that)... 5y
thebluestocking I‘m so excited! But I believe I‘ve only got through five of the short listed books. The Overstory is slowing me down. 5y
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BarbaraBB Thank you for sharing!! Did you see them already, @merelybookish @RidgewayGirl @Ruthiella @mklong @Lindy ? (edited) 5y
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB no worries! Its so exciting. I need to read more as I have only read 9! 5y
Lindy @BarbaraBB Thanks for tagging me on this! I hadn‘t seen the brackets yet and I was just now thinking of this tournament because something similar is going on in the book I‘m reading, except it‘s paintings competing against each other in the 11th c Japan of #Genji, argued by knowledgeable women as judges, in 5y
thebluestocking @AceOnRoam Thanks for the tag!!! 5y
AceOnRoam @Lindy I'm so curious about the tale of the Genji 5y
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If you have been following my sailing adventures, I am happy to report that I am back in the Caribbean for a few short months. Having arrived into Barbados after an easy 3 week crossing from the Canary Is, we have since visited St Lucia and Martinique. This shot is of the green flash I have been looking out for each day at sunset. I have caught it 4 times, it's pretty cool. Looking forward to catching up on Litsy.

BkClubCare Beautiful 5y
CarolynM That sounds wonderful, I'm very envious💚 5y
AceOnRoam @BkClubCare thanks 😊 5y
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AceOnRoam @CarolynM thank you! 5y
Cathythoughts Wow ! You lucky duck... what an amazing sight 👍🏻✨ 5y
AceOnRoam @Cathythoughts yes, very grateful to be able to see so many amazing things. Hope you are well. 5y
AmyG Wow. Gorgeous. 5y
Suet624 I just read about the flash of green in 5y
LauraBeth Beautiful!! 5y
8little_paws Are you sailing around the world? 5y
Tanisha_A Beeeeautiful! 5y
Simona Will you post more often, please!?!😘 (edited) 5y
AceOnRoam Thanks @AmyG 😊 5y
AceOnRoam @Suet624 ohh, I have that on my kindle, so this gives me more incentive to get to it soon! 5y
AceOnRoam Thank you @LauraBeth hope all is good with you 😘 5y
AceOnRoam @8little_paws We are trying to do that, we have done an Atlantic circuit and into the Med. Hopefully we can get one circumnavigation done before we are too old to lift the anchor 😄 5y
AceOnRoam @Tanisha_A thank you!!! 5y
AceOnRoam @Simona Yes sure thing honey, I just have internet issues but have the good SIM now for a few months. I promise to bombard you with beautiful island shots 😘💕 5y
8little_paws Wow that's neat! I love boats but I think i'm too scared of the ocean to do that! Though our longer term plans are to bike as much of the world as we can 5y
AceOnRoam @8little_paws that would be a great way to see the world..it would be even slower than us!! All the best 💕 5y
BarbaraBB Gorgeous! So cool that you‘ve crossed the Atlantic!! I really envy you. Echoing Simona, please share more pictures now that you‘ve got internet access 😘 5y
Redwritinghood That‘s so beautiful! You are definitely living your best life! 5y
readordierachel 😍😍 5y
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB no worries, I will add more photos in future 😀 5y
AceOnRoam @Redwritinghood yes we are making the most of it and having a ball. 5y
CouronneDhiver You are, quite literally, living my dream. I love sailing! 5y
LeahBergen Yay! I just love following your adventures. 😘 5y
AceOnRoam @CouronneDhiver Well here's hoping that you will be living this dream soon 😊⛵⚓🌴🌅 5y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen 😘😘😘 5y
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Starting 2019 by going way back in time.

Happy New Year littens 🍹🍾🥂 all the best for the year ahead!

#24b42019 book no.6

Daisey Happy New Year! 🎆 5y
AceOnRoam @Daisey you too! Love your stats, I think I'm going to spreadsheet this year too. I like that you are tracking audio hours, which GR doesn't do! 5y
Bookzombie Happy New Year!🎆 🎉 5y
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batsy Happy new year! I've had my eye on this book for so long, I hope I get to it this year 😆 5y
BarbaraBB Happy New Year! Another year on Roam? 💕 5y
AnneCecilie Happy new year 🎆 5y
Liz_M I've been hearing a lot about this book! Enjoy! 5y
AceOnRoam @Bookzombie Happy New Year to you too have a great year of reading 📚📚 5y
AceOnRoam @batsy @Liz_M it was hard to wait for today, I am using it in a challenge this year. So far only a few pages in but it looks really promising. 5y
AceOnRoam @AnneCecilie thank you, hope you're having a wonderful day! 5y
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB yes another year. We are planning to head into the southern hemisphere this year. Hope you're having a good start to the year 😘 5y
LeahBergen Happy New Year!! 😘 5y
Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 5y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen Happy New Year to you too! 5y
AceOnRoam @Redwritinghood You too. I hope you are getting some well earned rest during the holidays 😘 5y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday, my friend! 📚😘📚😘 5y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen thanks 😘 5y
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So Lucky: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
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I've been reading my little heart out and on the final day of 2018 I'm reading one from the #tob2019 shortlist So Lucky by Nicola Griffith. Will this be my last book of the year? I hope not, I have a long day ahead yet!

@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid #24B42019

Andrew65 Good luck for those last reads in 2018. I‘ve got 3 or 4 I hope to finish during 31st! 5y
AceOnRoam @Andrew65 3 or 4 books in a day - Amazing. 5y
Andrew65 @AceOnRoam Three are very close to finishing, and the other is around half way (that‘s the one I‘m not sure I will finish). 5y
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AceOnRoam @Andrew65 Good luck Andrew and have a Happy New Year! 5y
Andrew65 @AceOnRoam You too, best wishes for a great 2019. 🍾🥂🥳 5y
thebluestocking So Lucky is the one I‘m currently the most intrigued by on the ToB list. I hope you like it. Happy New Year! 🎉 5y
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Welcome | Barroux
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I'd like to offer a very warm @Litsy welcome to Anne @AnneFindsJoy : a great reader, audiobooker and fabulous friend 😍 that I have made on Goodreads.

Please join me in making her feel at home here @LitsyWelcomeWagon

mcipher Welcome @AnneFindsJoy ! Hope you love it here!! 📚❤️☺️ 5y
AnneFindsJoy Thanks so much for the warm welcome @AceOnRoam and @mcipher - I‘m pretty sure I will find lots of joy here :) #newhappyplace 5y
AceOnRoam @AnneFindsJoy you're welcome, you are a natural, hashtagging it up already 😎 5y
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JaclynW Welcome @AnneFindsJoy ! I hope you enjoy Litsy! 5y
imabusybee Welcome to the club @AnneFindsJoy 5y
Lola Welcome to Litsy @AnneFindsJoy! I love your handle! 5y
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Elevation | Stephen King
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Thanks @Andrew65 for letting me participate with a twist - I am hopeless at counting hours read, so I will aim to post the number of books read. I pretty much read all day so there's a chance I will exceed the minimum 24hours anyway. My third book, Elevation by Stephen King is one that I just finished, a sweet little novella and my very first Stephen King book!

@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid #24B42019

BeansPage Great job!!!👍🏻 5y
Andrew65 3 books, gong well 🙌 5y
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Thanks @Andrew65 for letting me participate with a twist - I am hopeless at counting hours read, so I will aim to post the number of books read. I pretty much read all day so there's a chance I will exceed the minimum 24hours anyway. My second book, Becoming by Michelle Obama is one that I had started already but hope to finish before the new year!

@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid #24B42019

Andrew65 This is proving to be a very popular book. 5y
AceOnRoam @Andrew65 it's really well written! 5y
Andrew65 @AceOnRoam May Be British but one I‘d like to read. 5y
AceOnRoam @Andrew65 I'm an Aussie but I think she has been one of the most impressive and influential and forward looking woman in the public eye. 5y
Andrew65 @AceOnRoam Would definitely have to agree with that! 5y
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Red Birds | Mohammed Hanif
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Thanks @Andrew65 for letting me participate with a twist - I am hopeless at counting hours read, so I will aim to post the number of books read. I pretty much read all day so there's a chance I will exceed the minimum 24hours anyway. First up, Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif, in which one character so far seems to be a dog called Muff!

@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid #24B42019

LeahBergen Where are you in your world travels now? 😊 5y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen today we are in Martinique 🌴🌴 5y
LeahBergen Oh, how lovely! ❤️ 5y
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My Cousin Rachel | Daphne Du Maurier

ATB December poll winner, really looking forward to this one!


jb72 Yep. Finally the notifications are working. Yay! Looking forward to this book. 5y
AceOnRoam @jb72 me too. I waited too long for 5y
Cathythoughts Loved this book ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5y
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AceOnRoam @Cathythoughts oh that's good to know. I saw the movie so need to talk about the ending once I see how the book ends!!! 5y
jb72 I haven‘t read any books by the author yet. I‘m super excited to jump on board. 5y
AceOnRoam @jb72 it will be great, you just need to wait till I'm back online to discuss it!! Keep tracking me! 5y
jb72 @AceOnRoam I‘ll be tracking you for sure. I‘ll hold off discussing. LOL actually I don‘t think I‘ll get to it until a week into December. 5y
LeahBergen I loved this when I read it years ago! ❤️ 5y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This is one of my favorites!! Enjoy! 5y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen I want to read everything she has written now! 5y
AceOnRoam @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled good to know, I'm excited about the writing as it was brilliant in Rebecca. 5y
Cinfhen Hi!!!! Just thinking about you and wondering if you‘re someplace fabulous!!!! Hope all is well ❣️Happy Holidays ⭐️🌟⭐️🌟 5y
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Farewell Speeches | Barack Obama, Michelle Obama
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Green Eggs and Ham!!!!
Laughed my ass off 😂😂😂

saresmoore If only he‘d move on to 5y
umbrellagirl I‘d recommend The Lorax too. 5y
umbrellagirl @saresmoore 💙💙🤣🤣 5y
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The Night Watch | Sarah Waters
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Book 2 for the #ABT #ATBWeekendReadathon The Night Watch by Sarah Waters, author of the amazing Fingersmith, one of my all time favourite books. Time is ticking, gotta run 🏃‍♀️

Erin7 I checked out Fingersmith per your racing reviews. I hope you enjoy this one just as much. 5y
AceOnRoam It's a bit slow at the moment but I am sure I will love it Erin, I love how she writes these love stories that aren't love stories. Legend. 5y
AceOnRoam @Erin7 I forgot to tag you. Ohh. New profile pic. I wish you could look closer at them on Litsy, your kids are too cute. 5y
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RebelReader I liked Fingersmith and The Night Watch, but I think I liked The Paying Guests better than Night Watch. I will definitely read more of her backlist. (edited) 5y
AceOnRoam @RebelReader I loved The Paying Guests too, it was great but I think I was on my Fingersmith high at the time. THEY ARE ALL GOOD!!! 5y
Erin7 @AceOnRoam Thanks about the photo. That‘s one of my favorites of us three. 5y
jb72 Wow book two?!?! I‘m lagging behind. I hope to read after I make an early dinner. 5y
AceOnRoam @jb72 it was a short book jb, and I managed to stay awake right through the second half lol! 5y
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Who Is Vera Kelly? | Rosalie Knecht
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The second #ATB readathon commences for me at 6:30am here, good morning Across the Bookshelves crew!!!! I am kicking off with LGBTQ themed Who Is Vera Kelly. Happy reading to all 📚🌴⚓

jb72 Good luck! 🍀 hope you enjoy your selections. 5y
AceOnRoam @jb72 Thanks @jb same goes for you. I see your copy of Jurassic Park has seen better days 😊 5y
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jb72 @AceOnRoam LOL oh yes. It‘s a book I bought used many years ago for like 50 cents. I prefer used books because they have their own story. 5y
AceOnRoam @jb72 they certainly do! I stamp my books with my boat stamp before I release them into the wild. I hope to see some of them again and see how far they have traveled! 5y
jb72 Oh wow! That‘s awesome! I like finding little clues to the books history inside the book. I found an old bazooka cartoon in one once. 5y
Erin7 @AceOnRoam What a cool practice! You never know, maybe one of your books will make it our way. 5y
AceOnRoam @Erin7 @jb72 it was be wonderful if one of my books made it over there. You can't miss the stamp SV ROAM it's always in the front couple of pages somewhere 😃 5y
Erin7 @AceOnRoam I buy most of my books used also. I‘ll definitely be keeping an eye out going forward. 5y
JaclynW @AceOnRoam I would love to find one of your stamped books! How cool would that be?! Oh the stories books could tell! Used books definitely have more personality. 🙂 5y
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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner
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#reversereadathon Deweys Summer Readathon
Is this the worst marketing for a readathon ever? I'm not even sure when it starts. I will be reading this which I need to restart from the beginning and try to finish in one sitting. I think I will start now, 9pm here. Good luck to other participants and happy reading to all.


AceOnRoam That new pink cover is ghastly. Who "designs" these??? 5y
saresmoore I think they‘re both pretty terrible. 😆 I hope the book is good, though! Enjoy the Readathon? 5y
AceOnRoam @saresmoore hehehe. Good point! 5y
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saguarosally I like this readathon. When I totally end up reading like two hours out of 24 I won‘t feel so underachieving. 5y
AceOnRoam @saguarosally heh, yeah. I'm feeling a bit sleepy now that I have made this huge announcement about starting it. Good luck with your reading too. 5y
twohectobooks It starts at 8pm EDT which is like.. the best time to start a readathon for me. 5y
AceOnRoam @twohectobooks ok thanks, I am not in the states and couldn't work it out LOL. 5y
twohectobooks You‘re only a little bit early! Since I think the goal of this readathon is just to relax and have fun, I‘m sure that‘s fine lol 5y
batsy I agree with the covers... I have some fondness for the ghastly pink cover because the other one seems to have "ready to be made into a TV series" written all over it. 5y
ns510reads Always wanted to try one of these readathons but no idea how they work! Enjoy the book 😄 5y
AceOnRoam @batsy Yes, I was thinking that. Surely we don't need ANOTHER prison series? Some of the stuff in the book is not for prime time viewing anyway 🙈🙈🙈 5y
AceOnRoam @ns510reads I was just looking for an excuse to read more and have an "official" reason to do the dishes tomorrow ? 5y
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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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My second game of thrones post for today, I did this quiz, with annoying pop up ads and 15 silly questions but, wow how did it guess my personality?

I am Arya!


readordierachel Nice! I got Jon Snow. 5y
AceOnRoam @ReadOrDieRachel oh really! I want to be Jon Snow!!!! 5y
jb72 I got Daenerys (and my phone knew how to spell that). I love dragons so that works for me. I‘d fly around burning stuff to the ground all day. 5y
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AceOnRoam @jb72 that's why they are called smart phones 😃 5y
AceOnRoam @jb72 I do love daenerys, she is smart and vengeful and I want a friend who owns dragons !! 5y
jb72 @AceOnRoam well I got you covered on the dragons. I got chickens and they are like mini dragons. 🐉 5y
AceOnRoam @jb72 lol. Hilarious 🐥🐥 5y
Simona I got Tyrion ... ‘if not a good person, than at least a decent one.‘ 🤗 5y
AceOnRoam @Simona I love that he always has a glass of 🍷 in every scene!!! 5y
Centique I got Ned Stark. Oh dear.... 😂 5y
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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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Cersei's walk of shame! Yesterday I experienced this beautiful old city in Dubrovnik, Croatia, it is truely stunning and PEOPLE STILL LIVE THERE, talk about Location, Location, Location!

I'm not sure if George Martin actually wrote this sequence or which book it appears in, but there was a big queue of people waiting to go into the game of thrones museum!


Cinfhen So cool!!! I totally remember that scene!!! Have fun & safe travels 5y
AceOnRoam @Cinfhen yes! I *almost* felt sorry for her. Almost. 5y
Cinfhen How long do u think is needed in Croatia?? Hubby & I are thinking of going in a few weeks...we can‘t pick a vacation spot 5y
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AceOnRoam It's very small @Cinfhen you could do a long weekend here, but you could spend longer if you charter or join a boat tour, the waters are crystal clear and some of the best in the Med. 5y
Cinfhen Thanks! A long weekend might be perfect ❤️ 5y
AceOnRoam @Cinfhen have a lovely trip. Perhaps try the hop-on-hop-off bus to get a feel for it, then spend some time in the old city. Many restaurants for snacking and "rehydration" ??? 5y
Cinfhen We‘re trying to plan a quick trip for mid August but we can‘t settle on a location ..I think because it‘s summer and everything seems to be high season we keep hesitating ~ on our short long list Greece, Amsterdam, Spain, Croatia, Budapest 5y
Cinfhen We finally ruled out Slovenia, Iceland & Copenhagen 5y
AceOnRoam Well that's progress 🤣 5y
AceOnRoam Barcelona is a great place for walking around. It was very crowded but so much to see, it's much much bigger but cheaper than Croatia. 5y
GatheringBooks oh wow! looks great! 5y
GatheringBooks @Cinfhen i love budapest, bratislava, and madrid! have fun on your vacation. i clearly need one. four more boxes of books to unpack!! 5y
AceOnRoam In the old city yesterday, the tower walk was 150Kuna, Hamburgers 85Kuna, Bus tickets 15Kuna for one hour, can of coke 7Kuna, litre of water 10Kuna I don't know what the hotels were charging but our marina was more expensive than Barcelona. 5y
AceOnRoam @GatheringBooks it's a wonderful place, magical and unbelievable that it's still standing strong. 5y
Cinfhen What‘s the Kuna to dollar rate?? LOVE Barcelona we were thinking Marbella, Spain 5y
Cinfhen Budapest is still a strong contender @GatheringBooks @AceOnRoam 5y
Cinfhen Knowing my indecisive hubby we‘ll end up staying home 🙄 5y
AceOnRoam @Cinfhen 1USD is 6.32HRK on my app XE Currency which has been very accurate in my travels, make sure you download it for future! 5y
AceOnRoam @Cinfhen haha, that's ok, you can read more 📚 5y
Simona I‘m wondering what they are showing in museum 🤔 5y
Simona @Cinfhen Ruling out Slovenija??? 😥😥😥 5y
AceOnRoam @Simona I thought it would be lots of costumes and Daenerys wigs. Some weapons, a variety of poisons and which tomato juice they use for the blood scenes. Of course a few dragons... 5y
Simona .... tomato juice is a obligatory for museum like this 😂 5y
saresmoore How cool! I love getting glimpses of your travels. 5y
AceOnRoam @saresmoore glad you are enjoying them, I try to limit them so that they are at least a little bit relevant to actual books and reading 😁 5y
saresmoore Meh. Real-life places and cultures always seem relevant to books, to me! 5y
AceOnRoam @saresmoore Ok. Next stop Venice. Be prepared to be wow'ed 5y
saresmoore 😁 5y
Cinfhen Only because my kids want to go to Slovenia and this isn‘t a family trip @Simona 5y
Cinfhen Love ❤️Venice @AceOnRoam !!! You take the best trips 5y
AceOnRoam @Cinfhen Thank you 😘 5y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Let me be the critical one: Croatia (Dubrovnic and Split) are sooo turistic, you can‘t hardly walk there. They are beautiful but I was really disappointed as it seems to get busier every year. I would vote for Kotor in Montenegro, it‘s close to Dubrovnic. Or Budapest or Amsterdam of course 😉 5y
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB we just came from Kotor, so beautiful. We climbed up to the fortress. I couldn't walk the next day, but I got some great photos from the top 😃 5y
Redwritinghood This looks like a great trip. Glad you‘re enjoying it. 5y
AceOnRoam @Redwritinghood Thanks, yes it was good to walk on solid ground for a few hours too! 5y
BarbaraBB I was very much impressed by Kotor! I loved Dubrovnic too but as I said, sooooo many people. Too many. Kotor is a bit more real - for now! I think... 5y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled So cool!! Literary tourism ❤️ 5y
Cinfhen I‘m still working on Amsterdam @barbarabb 5y
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB Agreed, in terms of unspoiled by tourism, Kotor is better, but huge cruise ships come every day, hundreds of people, in and out so it's only a matter of time before it will be the same as everywhere else. 5y
AceOnRoam @Cinfhen loooove Amsterdam so much 😍❤ 5y
LeahBergen How cool is this? And I can‘t wait to see your Venice photos. We were there for our honeymoon and it‘s one of our favourite places. 😍 5y
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen I love Venice too! Are you going there now, @AceOnRoam ? 5y
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB we have 12 more days left on our Croatia tourist visa, probably will go to Venice after that runs out. 5y
BarbaraBB @AceOnRoam you‘re so lucky! 5y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Good! 👍 5y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen I can't wait to see Venice, what a wonderful honeymoon location 💘😍💖 5y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen we went to Paris but I had to wait 3 years for my honeymoon. #notaveryromanticcouple 5y
LeahBergen @AceOnRoam 😂 I love the hashtag! I had to wait for our 10th anniversary for Paris. 5y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen it was worth the wait 🗼🗼🗼 5y
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Snap | Belinda Bauer
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I am still in Europe where the bread is bigger than the knife! Daggers are out already for Snap and it's inclusion on this years #ManBooker2018
I'm jumping in now and will come back with my verdict!


Simona Enjoy in Europe 😘 and looking forward to your verdict 😁 5y
TrishB I loved it, but have to admit I‘m massively surprised it‘s on the list - not a Booker book at all if that makes sense. I‘ve loved all her books. 5y
AceOnRoam @TrishB yes, totally makes sense we are having a long discussion on that right now on Goodreads. Some unhappy readers, but all of my crime loving friends and gone with 4 and 5 star ratings. Let's see what the fallout is. 5y
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Libby1 I really like Belinda Bauer. I was glad to see she‘d been included this year. Where are you right now? 5y
AceOnRoam @Libby1 Croatia at the moment, we just sailed up from Montenegro and next we might go to Venice! 5y
Libby1 Ooh! Have fun, @AceOnRoam ! 🇭🇷 5y
saresmoore Looking forward to your thoughts on it! 5y
AceOnRoam @Libby1 thanks 😊 5y
AceOnRoam @saresmoore I will, as soon as I can tear myself away from Litsy and GR. I think I have Man Booker Fever 😆 5y
saresmoore Haha! I think I caught the bug, too! 5y
AceOnRoam Ok, looking forward to what you think as well, a few I am sure I won't be reading...but I never say never! 5y
LeahBergen I was surprised at it being on the longlist, too. 🤔 As @TrishB said, it doesn‘t seem like a “Booker book”. 5y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen no, something fishy going on with the judge maybe (Val McDermid) it seems very odd. @TrishB I also think they like to mix things up so that people don't get too cocky about predicting the list, but thank you The Guardian for releasing the list early this year 😂😂😂 I got all 13 correct bybthe time the booker committee released it officially 😎 5y
AceOnRoam *by the time 5y
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Vernon Subutex 1 | Virginie Despentes
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"Vernon was well placed to understand the threat posed by the tsunami that was Napster"

Those were they days ??????

On Beauty | Zadie Smith
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Random castle and a turtle swimming around the boat (very shy) and lots of mobile phone coverage here. Reading On Beauty by Zadie Smith which is very funny and reminds me of White Teeth.


saresmoore Gorgeous! 5y
AceOnRoam @saresmoore yes, it's stunning here! 5y
Andrew65 😍😍😍 5y
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sammisho Where is this? Looks like Lake of the Ozarks? 5y
AceOnRoam @sammisho Vonitsa, Greece 5y
sammisho @AceOnRoam Definitely NOT the Ozarks! 😂 5y
AceOnRoam @sammisho 😅😅, no, but I looked them up, they look gorgeous too! 5y
AmyG Wow that looks amazing. 5y
Liz_M Oh! If you can, read a synopsis of the tagged book (or watch the movie with Emma Thompson) because On Beauty is a homage/rewrite of it. 5y
AceOnRoam @Liz_M really? I did not know that. I must go investigate. THANK YOU 💛 5y
Liz_M I didn't know either until I was refreshing my memory in order to write a review. 😁 5y
AceOnRoam @AmyG thanks, it's a lovely spot... 5y
AceOnRoam @Liz_M ah! I loved White Teeth also, but didn't think much of Swing Time. 5y
Redheadrambles Oh that looks lovely ! I read this so long ago but I liked it 5y
AceOnRoam @Redheadrambles it's a tad dated as they are listening to their Discman's 😂 but it's a fun read for sure. 5y
SledgeReader @AceOnRoam You are living the dream!!! 5y
Cathythoughts Oh so heavenly 5y
AceOnRoam @SledgeReader I am!!!!! ⛵ 5y
AceOnRoam @Cathythoughts very Cathy, it's a great little anchorage 💛 5y
ClairesReads Looks so beautiful there- I love your lifestyle. I also really loved this book! I first read it towards the end of high school- my English teacher recommended White Teeth, and I loved it, so I got this too. 5y
AceOnRoam @ClairesReads thanks Claire. I love her writing style. Not sure what happened with Swing Time. Maybe I need to revisit. 5y
Redwritinghood Looks lovely. I really liked White Teeth so I should pick this one up too. 5y
AceOnRoam @Redwritinghood thanks, I will let you know how it goes. 5y
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I feel like I have just run a marathon through the life of Empress Xiaozhuang in a blur of cultures, customs, costumes, people and places that I wasn‘t familiar with before. A thorough historical account, of this little Mongolian Princess from age 12 through to her death when she was still a very significant and driving force in the game of Empires, as an advisor to her young Emperor grandson.


LeahBergen I‘ve never heard of her. 😮 5y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen neither had I. My Asian history is worse than my European history. Actually all of my history is pretty poor 😂 5y
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Rebecca | Virago, Daphne Du Maurier
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Brilliant suspenseful mystery, 5 stars.
Kicking myself for neglecting this one, but I sure had a great time reading it now.

Picture of Daphne Du Maurier at her desk - Photograph: Hans Wild/GETTY IMAGES. What a bloody legend.


readordierachel That's a great photo! She looks so intense. 5y
batsy Isn't it just brilliant 🖤 5y
AceOnRoam @ReadOrDieRachel the photo is so good. So natural, check the lamp. Too busy writing to fix it. I love it. 5y
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AceOnRoam @batsy I loved it. Why did I wait so long!!!!! 5y
LeahBergen It‘s wonderful, isn‘t it? ❤️ 5y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen yes, it was so great ❤ 5y
SledgeReader @AceOnRoam This is one of my favorites! 5y
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Rebecca | Virago, Daphne Du Maurier
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Greek Islands, fantastic book in my hands, lovely Littens online.

What more could a girl ask for? Champagne actually, but there is none on board. White wine will do I think.

Have a lovely weekend everyone and thanks for all the likes!!!!


cariashley 😍😍😍 5y
JoScho 💖🎉💖🎉💖 5y
batsy Nice! 😍🎉🎉 5y
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 5y
LeahBergen Woohoo! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
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Home Fire: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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Looking forward to seeing Home Fire win tonight. I will settle for Sing, Unburied Sing.


TrishB Either of those for me too 👍🏻 5y
AceOnRoam @TrishB as long as its not 5y
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I can't wait any longer, I'm diving in!


mklong Jealous! U.S. release date isn‘t until June 19. 6y
AceOnRoam @mklong not long to wait and I promise not to post any spoilers. 6y
Redheadrambles Awesome 😎 I don‘t think we had a date set did we ? But I am reading this weekend as well woohoo 🎉 6y
AceOnRoam @Redheadrambles no date set, but a lot of pressure lol. I'm loving it though, very stralyan! 6y
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Life is good 🍷

@Neale are you reading this?


Cathythoughts 👍🏻💙 6y
LeahBergen Sigh. 😍 Where are you now? 6y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen hehe. sorry. We are at the south west corner of Turkey 💙 6y
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AceOnRoam @Cathythoughts hi Cathy 👋👋 6y
saresmoore Gorgeous! 6y
ferskner Wow! You're actually living the dream! 6y
AceOnRoam @saresmoore thanks 💕 6y
AceOnRoam @ferskner yep, especially on gorgeous weather days like today 🌴🌴 6y
Neale As soon as I finish Cloud Street. 😊 6y
SledgeReader @AceOnRoam You have the best reading spot of any of us! #iwannabeonaboat 6y
AceOnRoam @SledgeReader haha yes, it's not bad is it 😊😊 5y
SledgeReader @AceOnRoam And you live on it! That just makes it even better. Sadly we have to make due with chartering in BVI every few years. 🌴⛵️⚓️😥 5y
AceOnRoam @SledgeReader oh, we are planning to go there next year, it's supposed to be stunning! 5y
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I'll be looking for giant compasses in the Atlantic next time 😂😄😊 and dirty great sea serpents too!!!

Neale 😂😂😂 6y
BookNAround This book was hilarious. I loved it and have long tried to get others to read it. 6y
AceOnRoam @BookNAround it does sound very funny, I pictured Mel Brookes 🤣🤣 6y
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So, I'm doing a puzzle that's taking forever. It's monopolizing my saloon table, so many audio books have gone into my jigsaw and I'm only a third of the way through 😯
If I could redesign my table to have all of these compartments and drawers that would be awesome. (Picture ruthlessly nicked from Facebook).


Godmotherx5 What a cool table. We limited space so puzzling has been neglected. Good luck with your puzzle. 6y
AceOnRoam @Godmotherx5 I need to find a carpenter !!! 6y
Godmotherx5 Let me know when you do! 6y
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julesG I need such a table. 6y
tjwill That table is awesome. Project for my husband?! 6y
AceOnRoam @Godmotherx5 will do 😊 6y
AceOnRoam @julesG It would be so awesome! 6y
AceOnRoam @tjwill ohh, @Godmotherx5 I think we have our carpenter !!!! 6y
Sace Ohhhh. I want that. I'd love to do puzzles, but there are no cat free spaces in our small house. That table would be the perfect solution. 6y
stacybmartin I need this table!! 😍 6y
julesG @AceOnRoam I'm going to share this picture with my father. He likes woodworking/carpentry and it would be the perfect gift for my daughter and me. 6y
AceOnRoam @RestlessFickleBookHoarder I wish I had a cat, even if it ate the pieces!!! But yes this table is too good to be true! 6y
AceOnRoam @stacybmartin it would be such a cool thing and your visitors would never know what a true geek you are 😂😂😂 6y
LauraBeth I LOVE this table! Gray Cat eats my puzzle pieces. 😼 6y
Eggs Great table 6y
AceOnRoam @LauraBeth I love it, Gray Cat is forgiven 😍😍😍 6y
AceOnRoam @Eggs needs to go in the library you posted yesterday 😊 6y
tjwill @AceOnRoam @Godmotherx5 My husband is just starting to get into woodworking, so I think he might like to try a project like this. And we do need a coffee table! 6y
AceOnRoam @tjwill that's awesome and of course a whole community of people here who would love to see the results. You may even get some orders! 6y
Godmotherx5 @tjwill what a big undertaking. Your hubby is brave. 6y
Eggs @AceOnRoam yeah 😊👏🏻😍 6y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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It's arrived !!!!!!

And this cover 😍😍😍


Eyelit So pretty!!! 6y
AceOnRoam @Eyelit yes, gorgeous. I thought I would get the orange and black one, but what a nice surprise 😊 6y
Neale Yayyy!!! I have to wait for IndieBuddieReads as well. 6y
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AceOnRoam @Neale 2 of my other GR groups are reading it as their May Group read, so I'll be reading it in a couple of weeks IF I CAN WAIT THAT LONG!!!! 6y
Neale Haha, I really want to get into it too. :) 6y
somebooksaround 🙌🙌🙌💛💛 6y
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This is so good on Audiobook, I'm in love with the sound of the narrator's voice and her Aussie accent.


Cinfhen Hey!!! Where u at these days???? 6y
AceOnRoam @Cinfhen bobbing around in Turkey for another 5 weeks then west towards Greece for a month. I have never been to Greece before and their islands look dreamy😍 6y
Cinfhen Dreamy for sure😇😇😇hoping to get to Greece in August...we‘ve never been 6y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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#25infive Readathoning, but I have no idea how many hours I have read for 🙃 I did finish 2 books and am trying to finish Americanah by the end of today! All of these are 4 stars reads and highly recommended 👍💜


Andrew65 Sounds like a great challenge for you whatever the time. Well done. 🙌 6y
AceOnRoam @Andrew65 Thanks 😊 6y
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Readathon !!!!!!
Reposting for @erin7 and Across The Bookshelves group #ATB for the Weekend Readathon on the 14th/15th of April. Featuring #littlefireseverywhere as the group read, but as long as you are reading, who cares! Who's in?

Erin7 Whoohoo! Thanks for the repost😊. 6y
AceOnRoam @Erin7 you're welcome 😊 6y
gaidheal I'd join in, but I have a lot of work to do over the weekend! 6y
AceOnRoam @gaidheal that's a pity, but I hope you can squeeze in a couple of hours of reading on the side! 6y
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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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Written in a world allegedly in the future, fetuses have rights and abortion is outlawed. It doesn't sound too far fetched to me, it could be describing any given era in one country or another. Society and religion trying to define, corralle and impose its own rules on women and their bodies and their personal rights. This is a wonderfully written and very dark look at one towns women and their red clocks under a new regime.


merelybookish I was surprised how much I liked this! (Surprised because I typically don't like 'dystopian'. But this felt quite realistic.) 6y
AceOnRoam @merelybookish yeah, it may have been better marketed as contemporary fiction? It didn't feel dystopian to me at all. 6y
MicheleinPhilly Same. This sadly did not read as dystopian to me AT ALL. I just imagined certain politicians reading it and thinking, “OOH, good idea.” 😕 @merelybookish @AceOnRoam 6y
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AceOnRoam @MicheleinPhilly TOTALLY. We have some of those politicians in Australia... 6y
saresmoore I started and finished this yesterday—so good! I love her writing style and her POVs are fresh and deftly executed. I‘m so glad I read it! 6y
AceOnRoam @saresmoore agree with you, it didn't feel like anything I've ever read before even though the themes are common in life and literature. 6y
Liz_M And another excellent review for this book. I may actually have to read it. 6y
AceOnRoam @Liz_M highly recommended and a quick read too. 6y
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Refuge: A Novel | Dina Nayeri
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I nearly gave up on this book, but kept reading to find a very realistic (to me) story of a family as seen through the eyes of the daughter and the father. Probably a bit too detailed and this could have made for a nice little novella but the details bring the culture and cross cultures to life.

Another gorgeous cover 😍

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Best Day Ever | Kaira Rouda
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A day in the life of Paul Strom, psychopath, and his wife Mia. Not an ordinary day though and creepy as hell. Not my usual fare, but I couldn't stop reading this one. I guessed a lot of what was happening but I think that was the author's intent.


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Flat arse calm waters today so we motored to a new anchorage and I'm listening to this adult mystery written by YA novelist Melina Marchetta and it's a great book, although I keep thinking it's YA with the adults monopolizing the dialogue 😂
Even so, it's a good read and the poor narrator has to do boys, girls, adults and accents as well, Aussie and Brit. He's struggling at times but doing way better than I could 👏👏


readinginthedark Beautiful scenery for your audiobook! 😍 6y
LeahBergen How perfect is YOUR day?? 6y
AceOnRoam @readinginthedark it was a glorious day 🌞 6y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen I know, sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure it's real 😊 6y
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Pilot's Wife | Anita Shreve

RIP Anita Shreve ♥

BarbaraBB She died? How sad 😔 6y
CareBear No way. 6y
ReadingSusan 😢😢😢 6y
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Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes
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A beautiful story which I'm ashamed to say I have been neglecting for too long. A little bit dated and somewhat unbelievable but a very touching look at how medicine can bring us a little bit of hope, even if it's only for a short time.
#audiopuzzling @xicanti

Tamra It is a heartache of a story. 6y
AceOnRoam @Tamra it was 😢 6y
TrishB So sad 💔 6y
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xicanti Love the puzzle. 6y
LeahBergen That looks like a fun puzzle! 6y
AceOnRoam @TrishB I wasn't expecting it to be so difficult to read 😢 6y
AceOnRoam @xicanti @LeahBergen it's a hard puzzle. Day 3!!!! But it's a pretty ship ⛵ 6y
TrishB I read for the first time in Litsy buddy read last year. It was heart breaking. 6y
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Mauritius Command | Patrick O'Brian
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My morning view, which reminds me to pick up book 4 in the Master and Commander series. It's been great sailing around some of the regions and places Aubrey and Maturin visited. #ReadingOnRoam

batsy 😍 6y
Knightingale That‘s beautiful. 6y
AceOnRoam @batsy @Knightingale I know right. Sadly I think that pirate ship is a summer party boat and couldn't sail to save its life. But it looks gorgeous 😍 6y
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Ms_T Wow, stunning view! 6y
LeahBergen Wow! 😍 6y
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 6y
AceOnRoam @Ms_T @LeahBergen I know, it's such a glorious day today. 6y
AceOnRoam @TrishB thank you 💕 6y
ElishaLovesBooks Beautiful picture!!⛵️ 6y
Redwritinghood Beautiful! Where are you? 6y
xicanti Gorgeous! 6y
AceOnRoam @Redwritinghood We are anchored in a little bay in Fethiye, Turkey. It's been a really great day with the weather improving from cool and windy to sunny clear skies and calm water. 6y
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