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Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
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. 4mo
AceOnRoam @CocoReads it is just amazing, the whole bay is about 3 metres deep and just lovely sand on the bottom. 4mo
CarolynM Gorgeous 😍😍😍 4mo
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Ms_T Stunning 😍 4mo
LeahBergen That water! 😮😮😮 4mo
Redwritinghood Wow! That is gorgeous. I can understand how you‘d get distracted. 4mo
Tanisha_A Ooh 😍 4mo
BarbaraBB 😍😍 4mo
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 😘 4mo
batsy Gosh 😍 4mo
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! 1mo
wanderinglynn Wow, that‘s a lovely view! ❤️ 2w
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB yes, you're correct, we were crossing to French Polynesia. Hope you are well😘 2w
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. 2w
BarbaraBB French Polynesia. That must be another paradise. Please post pictures?! 😘 2w
wanderinglynn @AceOnRoam I replied. And then forwarded you the rules/points email. Let me know how we can make this work for you. ☺️ 2w
AceOnRoam @wanderinglynn done. Thanks heaps... 2w
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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! 4mo
AceOnRoam You did a smashing job on those awards @Redwritinghood I am only halfway through this shortlist (if that)... 4mo
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. 4mo
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BarbaraBB Thank you for sharing!! Did you see them already, @merelybookish @RidgewayGirl @Ruthiella @mklong @Lindy ? (edited) 4mo
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB no worries! Its so exciting. I need to read more as I have only read 9! 4mo
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 4mo
thebluestocking @AceOnRoam Thanks for the tag!!! 4mo
AceOnRoam @Lindy I'm so curious about the tale of the Genji 4mo
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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 4mo
CarolynM That sounds wonderful, I'm very envious💚 4mo
AceOnRoam @BkClubCare thanks 😊 4mo
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AceOnRoam @CarolynM thank you! 4mo
Cathythoughts Wow ! You lucky duck... what an amazing sight 👍🏻✨ 4mo
AceOnRoam @Cathythoughts yes, very grateful to be able to see so many amazing things. Hope you are well. 4mo
AmyG Wow. Gorgeous. 4mo
Suet624 I just read about the flash of green in 4mo
LauraBeth Beautiful!! 4mo
8little_paws Are you sailing around the world? 4mo
Tanisha_A Beeeeautiful! 4mo
Simona Will you post more often, please!?!😘 (edited) 4mo
AceOnRoam Thanks @AmyG 😊 4mo
AceOnRoam @Suet624 ohh, I have that on my kindle, so this gives me more incentive to get to it soon! 4mo
AceOnRoam Thank you @LauraBeth hope all is good with you 😘 4mo
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 😄 4mo
AceOnRoam @Tanisha_A thank you!!! 4mo
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 😘💕 4mo
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 4mo
AceOnRoam @8little_paws that would be a great way to see the world..it would be even slower than us!! All the best 💕 4mo
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 😘 4mo
Redwritinghood That‘s so beautiful! You are definitely living your best life! 4mo
readordierachel 😍😍 4mo
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB no worries, I will add more photos in future 😀 4mo
AceOnRoam @Redwritinghood yes we are making the most of it and having a ball. 4mo
CouronneDhiver You are, quite literally, living my dream. I love sailing! 4mo
LeahBergen Yay! I just love following your adventures. 😘 4mo
AceOnRoam @CouronneDhiver Well here's hoping that you will be living this dream soon 😊⛵⚓🌴🌅 4mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen 😘😘😘 4mo
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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! 🎆 5mo
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! 5mo
Bookzombie Happy New Year!🎆 🎉 5mo
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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 😆 5mo
BarbaraBB Happy New Year! Another year on Roam? 💕 5mo
AnneCecilie Happy new year 🎆 5mo
Liz_M I've been hearing a lot about this book! Enjoy! 5mo
AceOnRoam @Bookzombie Happy New Year to you too have a great year of reading 📚📚 5mo
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. 5mo
AceOnRoam @AnneCecilie thank you, hope you're having a wonderful day! 5mo
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 😘 5mo
LeahBergen Happy New Year!! 😘 5mo
Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 5mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen Happy New Year to you too! 5mo
AceOnRoam @Redwritinghood You too. I hope you are getting some well earned rest during the holidays 😘 5mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday, my friend! 📚😘📚😘 4mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen thanks 😘 4mo
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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! 5mo
AceOnRoam @Andrew65 3 or 4 books in a day - Amazing. 5mo
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). 5mo
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AceOnRoam @Andrew65 Good luck Andrew and have a Happy New Year! 5mo
Andrew65 @AceOnRoam You too, best wishes for a great 2019. 🍾🥂🥳 5mo
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! 🎉 5mo
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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!! 📚❤️☺️ 5mo
AnneFindsJoy Thanks so much for the warm welcome @AceOnRoam and @mcipher - I‘m pretty sure I will find lots of joy here :) #newhappyplace 5mo
AceOnRoam @AnneFindsJoy you're welcome, you are a natural, hashtagging it up already 😎 5mo
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JaclynW Welcome @AnneFindsJoy ! I hope you enjoy Litsy! 5mo
imabusybee Welcome to the club @AnneFindsJoy 5mo
Lola Welcome to Litsy @AnneFindsJoy! I love your handle! 5mo
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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

TheReadingMermaid Great job!!!👍🏻 5mo
Andrew65 3 books, gong well 🙌 5mo
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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. 5mo
AceOnRoam @Andrew65 it's really well written! 5mo
Andrew65 @AceOnRoam May Be British but one I‘d like to read. 5mo
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. 5mo
Andrew65 @AceOnRoam Would definitely have to agree with that! 5mo
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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? 😊 5mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen today we are in Martinique 🌴🌴 5mo
LeahBergen Oh, how lovely! ❤️ 5mo
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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. 6mo
AceOnRoam @jb72 me too. I waited too long for 6mo
Cathythoughts Loved this book ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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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!!! 6mo
jb72 I haven‘t read any books by the author yet. I‘m super excited to jump on board. 6mo
AceOnRoam @jb72 it will be great, you just need to wait till I'm back online to discuss it!! Keep tracking me! 6mo
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. 6mo
LeahBergen I loved this when I read it years ago! ❤️ 6mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This is one of my favorites!! Enjoy! 6mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen I want to read everything she has written now! 6mo
AceOnRoam @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled good to know, I'm excited about the writing as it was brilliant in Rebecca. 6mo
Cinfhen Hi!!!! Just thinking about you and wondering if you‘re someplace fabulous!!!! Hope all is well ❣️Happy Holidays ⭐️🌟⭐️🌟 5mo
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Aussie author Rachel Amphlett has all her ebooks on sale until Tuesday 28th

40% discount - enter code B8CMFFRTLX at checkout.

AceOnRoam @RachelAmphlett hope you don't mind, Brenda Telford shared the link on Goodreads 😊 and we are reading White Gold in September as our Group Read! 9mo
RachelAmphlett Thank you so much for sharing - this is so kind of you!📚💕 9mo
AceOnRoam @RachelAmphlett you're welcome. I'm glad to finally be reading your books actually and the Aussie Readers group are big supporters of yours 😎 9mo
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BarbaraBB Hi! Don‘t you post your reviews on Litsy anymore? I‘ve been missing them! 😘 8mo
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB Hi Barbara, I haven't been writing reviews lately I think I am just in too much of a hurry to get to the next book. I'm also much more into Goodreads at the moment. I love seeing what you are reading too. 8mo
BarbaraBB We‘re always reading much of the same books, I notice on Goodreads. I‘m not so active over there so I probably miss some of your reviews. I‘ll try to keep up! 😘 8mo
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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 9mo
umbrellagirl I‘d recommend The Lorax too. 9mo
umbrellagirl @saresmoore 💙💙🤣🤣 9mo
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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. 10mo
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. 10mo
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. 10mo
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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) 10mo
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!!! 10mo
Erin7 @AceOnRoam Thanks about the photo. That‘s one of my favorites of us three. 10mo
jb72 Wow book two?!?! I‘m lagging behind. I hope to read after I make an early dinner. 10mo
AceOnRoam @jb72 it was a short book jb, and I managed to stay awake right through the second half lol! 10mo
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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. 10mo
AceOnRoam @jb72 Thanks @jb same goes for you. I see your copy of Jurassic Park has seen better days 😊 10mo
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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. 10mo
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! 10mo
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. 10mo
Erin7 @AceOnRoam What a cool practice! You never know, maybe one of your books will make it our way. 10mo
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 😃 10mo
Erin7 @AceOnRoam I buy most of my books used also. I‘ll definitely be keeping an eye out going forward. 10mo
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. 🙂 10mo
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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??? 10mo
saresmoore I think they‘re both pretty terrible. 😆 I hope the book is good, though! Enjoy the Readathon? 10mo
AceOnRoam @saresmoore hehehe. Good point! 10mo
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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. 10mo
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. 10mo
twohectobooks It starts at 8pm EDT which is like.. the best time to start a readathon for me. 10mo
AceOnRoam @twohectobooks ok thanks, I am not in the states and couldn't work it out LOL. 10mo
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 10mo
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. 10mo
ns510reads Always wanted to try one of these readathons but no idea how they work! Enjoy the book 😄 10mo
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 🙈🙈🙈 10mo
AceOnRoam @ns510reads I was just looking for an excuse to read more and have an "official" reason to do the dishes tomorrow ? 10mo
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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. 10mo
AceOnRoam @ReadOrDieRachel oh really! I want to be Jon Snow!!!! 10mo
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. 10mo
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AceOnRoam @jb72 that's why they are called smart phones 😃 10mo
AceOnRoam @jb72 I do love daenerys, she is smart and vengeful and I want a friend who owns dragons !! 10mo
jb72 @AceOnRoam well I got you covered on the dragons. I got chickens and they are like mini dragons. 🐉 10mo
AceOnRoam @jb72 lol. Hilarious 🐥🐥 10mo
Simona I got Tyrion ... ‘if not a good person, than at least a decent one.‘ 🤗 10mo
AceOnRoam @Simona I love that he always has a glass of 🍷 in every scene!!! 10mo
Centique I got Ned Stark. Oh dear.... 😂 10mo
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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 10mo
AceOnRoam @Cinfhen yes! I *almost* felt sorry for her. Almost. 10mo
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 10mo
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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. 10mo
Cinfhen Thanks! A long weekend might be perfect ❤️ 10mo
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" ??? 10mo
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 10mo
Cinfhen We finally ruled out Slovenia, Iceland & Copenhagen 10mo
AceOnRoam Well that's progress 🤣 10mo
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. 10mo
GatheringBooks oh wow! looks great! 10mo
GatheringBooks @Cinfhen i love budapest, bratislava, and madrid! have fun on your vacation. i clearly need one. four more boxes of books to unpack!! 10mo
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. 10mo
AceOnRoam @GatheringBooks it's a wonderful place, magical and unbelievable that it's still standing strong. 10mo
Cinfhen What‘s the Kuna to dollar rate?? LOVE Barcelona we were thinking Marbella, Spain 10mo
Cinfhen Budapest is still a strong contender @GatheringBooks @AceOnRoam 10mo
Cinfhen Knowing my indecisive hubby we‘ll end up staying home 🙄 10mo
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! 10mo
AceOnRoam @Cinfhen haha, that's ok, you can read more 📚 10mo
Simona I‘m wondering what they are showing in museum 🤔 10mo
Simona @Cinfhen Ruling out Slovenija??? 😥😥😥 10mo
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... 10mo
Simona .... tomato juice is a obligatory for museum like this 😂 10mo
saresmoore How cool! I love getting glimpses of your travels. 10mo
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 😁 10mo
saresmoore Meh. Real-life places and cultures always seem relevant to books, to me! 10mo
AceOnRoam @saresmoore Ok. Next stop Venice. Be prepared to be wow'ed 10mo
saresmoore 😁 10mo
Cinfhen Only because my kids want to go to Slovenia and this isn‘t a family trip @Simona 10mo
Cinfhen Love ❤️Venice @AceOnRoam !!! You take the best trips 10mo
AceOnRoam @Cinfhen Thank you 😘 10mo
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 😉 10mo
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 😃 10mo
Redwritinghood This looks like a great trip. Glad you‘re enjoying it. 10mo
AceOnRoam @Redwritinghood Thanks, yes it was good to walk on solid ground for a few hours too! 10mo
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... 10mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled So cool!! Literary tourism ❤️ 10mo
Cinfhen I‘m still working on Amsterdam @barbarabb 10mo
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. 10mo
AceOnRoam @Cinfhen loooove Amsterdam so much 😍❤ 10mo
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. 😍 10mo
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen I love Venice too! Are you going there now, @AceOnRoam ? 10mo
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB we have 12 more days left on our Croatia tourist visa, probably will go to Venice after that runs out. 10mo
BarbaraBB @AceOnRoam you‘re so lucky! 10mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Good! 👍 10mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen I can't wait to see Venice, what a wonderful honeymoon location 💘😍💖 10mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen we went to Paris but I had to wait 3 years for my honeymoon. #notaveryromanticcouple 10mo
LeahBergen @AceOnRoam 😂 I love the hashtag! I had to wait for our 10th anniversary for Paris. 10mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen it was worth the wait 🗼🗼🗼 10mo
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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 😁 10mo
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. 10mo
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. 10mo
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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? 10mo
AceOnRoam @Libby1 Croatia at the moment, we just sailed up from Montenegro and next we might go to Venice! 10mo
Libby1 Ooh! Have fun, @AceOnRoam ! 🇭🇷 10mo
saresmoore Looking forward to your thoughts on it! 10mo
AceOnRoam @Libby1 thanks 😊 10mo
AceOnRoam @saresmoore I will, as soon as I can tear myself away from Litsy and GR. I think I have Man Booker Fever 😆 10mo
saresmoore Haha! I think I caught the bug, too! 10mo
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! 10mo
LeahBergen I was surprised at it being on the longlist, too. 🤔 As @TrishB said, it doesn‘t seem like a “Booker book”. 10mo
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 😎 10mo
AceOnRoam *by the time 10mo
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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! 11mo
AceOnRoam @saresmoore yes, it's stunning here! 11mo
Andrew65 😍😍😍 11mo
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sammisho Where is this? Looks like Lake of the Ozarks? 11mo
AceOnRoam @sammisho Vonitsa, Greece 11mo
sammisho @AceOnRoam Definitely NOT the Ozarks! 😂 11mo
AceOnRoam @sammisho 😅😅, no, but I looked them up, they look gorgeous too! 11mo
AmyG Wow that looks amazing. 11mo
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. 11mo
AceOnRoam @Liz_M really? I did not know that. I must go investigate. THANK YOU 💛 11mo
Liz_M I didn't know either until I was refreshing my memory in order to write a review. 😁 11mo
AceOnRoam @AmyG thanks, it's a lovely spot... 11mo
AceOnRoam @Liz_M ah! I loved White Teeth also, but didn't think much of Swing Time. 11mo
Redheadrambles Oh that looks lovely ! I read this so long ago but I liked it 11mo
AceOnRoam @Redheadrambles it's a tad dated as they are listening to their Discman's 😂 but it's a fun read for sure. 11mo
SledgeReader @AceOnRoam You are living the dream!!! 11mo
Cathythoughts Oh so heavenly 11mo
AceOnRoam @SledgeReader I am!!!!! ⛵ 11mo
AceOnRoam @Cathythoughts very Cathy, it's a great little anchorage 💛 11mo
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. 11mo
AceOnRoam @ClairesReads thanks Claire. I love her writing style. Not sure what happened with Swing Time. Maybe I need to revisit. 11mo
Redwritinghood Looks lovely. I really liked White Teeth so I should pick this one up too. 11mo
AceOnRoam @Redwritinghood thanks, I will let you know how it goes. 11mo
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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. 😮 11mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen neither had I. My Asian history is worse than my European history. Actually all of my history is pretty poor 😂 11mo
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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. 11mo
batsy Isn't it just brilliant 🖤 11mo
AceOnRoam @ReadOrDieRachel the photo is so good. So natural, check the lamp. Too busy writing to fix it. I love it. 11mo
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AceOnRoam @batsy I loved it. Why did I wait so long!!!!! 11mo
LeahBergen It‘s wonderful, isn‘t it? ❤️ 11mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen yes, it was so great ❤ 11mo
SledgeReader @AceOnRoam This is one of my favorites! 11mo
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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 😍😍😍 11mo
JoScho 💖🎉💖🎉💖 11mo
batsy Nice! 😍🎉🎉 11mo
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 11mo
LeahBergen Woohoo! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
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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 👍🏻 12mo
AceOnRoam @TrishB as long as its not 12mo
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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. 12mo
AceOnRoam @mklong not long to wait and I promise not to post any spoilers. 12mo
Redheadrambles Awesome 😎 I don‘t think we had a date set did we ? But I am reading this weekend as well woohoo 🎉 12mo
AceOnRoam @Redheadrambles no date set, but a lot of pressure lol. I'm loving it though, very stralyan! 12mo
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Life is good 🍷

@Neale are you reading this?


Cathythoughts 👍🏻💙 12mo
LeahBergen Sigh. 😍 Where are you now? 12mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen hehe. sorry. We are at the south west corner of Turkey 💙 12mo
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AceOnRoam @Cathythoughts hi Cathy 👋👋 12mo
saresmoore Gorgeous! 12mo
ferskner Wow! You're actually living the dream! 12mo
AceOnRoam @saresmoore thanks 💕 12mo
AceOnRoam @ferskner yep, especially on gorgeous weather days like today 🌴🌴 12mo
Neale As soon as I finish Cloud Street. 😊 12mo
SledgeReader @AceOnRoam You have the best reading spot of any of us! #iwannabeonaboat 12mo
AceOnRoam @SledgeReader haha yes, it's not bad is it 😊😊 12mo
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. 🌴⛵️⚓️😥 12mo
AceOnRoam @SledgeReader oh, we are planning to go there next year, it's supposed to be stunning! 12mo
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I'll be looking for giant compasses in the Atlantic next time 😂😄😊 and dirty great sea serpents too!!!

Neale 😂😂😂 13mo
BookNAround This book was hilarious. I loved it and have long tried to get others to read it. 13mo
AceOnRoam @BookNAround it does sound very funny, I pictured Mel Brookes 🤣🤣 13mo
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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. 13mo
AceOnRoam @Godmotherx5 I need to find a carpenter !!! 13mo
Godmotherx5 Let me know when you do! 13mo
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julesG I need such a table. 13mo
tjwill That table is awesome. Project for my husband?! 13mo
AceOnRoam @Godmotherx5 will do 😊 13mo
AceOnRoam @julesG It would be so awesome! 13mo
AceOnRoam @tjwill ohh, @Godmotherx5 I think we have our carpenter !!!! 13mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder 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. 13mo
stacybmartin I need this table!! 😍 13mo
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. 13mo
AceOnRoam @RestlessFickleBookHoarder I wish I had a cat, even if it ate the pieces!!! But yes this table is too good to be true! 13mo
AceOnRoam @stacybmartin it would be such a cool thing and your visitors would never know what a true geek you are 😂😂😂 13mo
LauraBeth I LOVE this table! Gray Cat eats my puzzle pieces. 😼 13mo
Eggs Great table 13mo
AceOnRoam @LauraBeth I love it, Gray Cat is forgiven 😍😍😍 13mo
AceOnRoam @Eggs needs to go in the library you posted yesterday 😊 13mo
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! 13mo
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! 13mo
Godmotherx5 @tjwill what a big undertaking. Your hubby is brave. 13mo
Eggs @AceOnRoam yeah 😊👏🏻😍 13mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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It's arrived !!!!!!

And this cover 😍😍😍


Eyelit So pretty!!! 13mo
AceOnRoam @Eyelit yes, gorgeous. I thought I would get the orange and black one, but what a nice surprise 😊 13mo
Neale Yayyy!!! I have to wait for IndieBuddieReads as well. 13mo
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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!!!! 13mo
Neale Haha, I really want to get into it too. :) 13mo
somebooksaround 🙌🙌🙌💛💛 13mo
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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???? 13mo
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😍 13mo
Cinfhen Dreamy for sure😇😇😇hoping to get to Greece in August...we‘ve never been 13mo
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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. 🙌 13mo
AceOnRoam @Andrew65 Thanks 😊 13mo
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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😊. 14mo
AceOnRoam @Erin7 you're welcome 😊 14mo
gaidheal I'd join in, but I have a lot of work to do over the weekend! 13mo
AceOnRoam @gaidheal that's a pity, but I hope you can squeeze in a couple of hours of reading on the side! 13mo
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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.) 14mo
AceOnRoam @merelybookish yeah, it may have been better marketed as contemporary fiction? It didn't feel dystopian to me at all. 14mo
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 14mo
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AceOnRoam @MicheleinPhilly TOTALLY. We have some of those politicians in Australia... 14mo
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! 14mo
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. 13mo
Liz_M And another excellent review for this book. I may actually have to read it. 13mo
AceOnRoam @Liz_M highly recommended and a quick read too. 13mo
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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! 😍 14mo
LeahBergen How perfect is YOUR day?? 14mo
AceOnRoam @readinginthedark it was a glorious day 🌞 14mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen I know, sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure it's real 😊 14mo
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Pilot's Wife | Anita Shreve

RIP Anita Shreve ♥

BarbaraBB She died? How sad 😔 14mo
CareBear No way. 14mo
ReadingSusan 😢😢😢 14mo
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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. 14mo
AceOnRoam @Tamra it was 😢 14mo
TrishB So sad 💔 14mo
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xicanti Love the puzzle. 14mo
LeahBergen That looks like a fun puzzle! 14mo
AceOnRoam @TrishB I wasn't expecting it to be so difficult to read 😢 14mo
AceOnRoam @xicanti @LeahBergen it's a hard puzzle. Day 3!!!! But it's a pretty ship ⛵ 14mo
TrishB I read for the first time in Litsy buddy read last year. It was heart breaking. 14mo
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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 😍 14mo
Knightingale That‘s beautiful. 14mo
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 😍 14mo
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Ms_T Wow, stunning view! 14mo
LeahBergen Wow! 😍 14mo
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 14mo
AceOnRoam @Ms_T @LeahBergen I know, it's such a glorious day today. 14mo
AceOnRoam @TrishB thank you 💕 14mo
ElishaLovesBooks Beautiful picture!!⛵️ 14mo
Redwritinghood Beautiful! Where are you? 14mo
xicanti Gorgeous! 14mo
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. 14mo
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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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This was such a fun book to read after all of the serious Tournament books I've been reading. Fantasy world, super powers, magic, flying carpets and luscious jewels and silks. It was exotically adventurous and I can't wait for book 2.


Jess_Read_This You said it perfectly!! “Exotically adventurous” I think that is the best summation of the book. 14mo
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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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Whole worlds and scenarios and truths exist in our minds. It is completely irrational. It is completely real.


Redheadrambles Hey Ace yeah I liked that bit she had on female rivalry - she just hits on so many little realities in this book. Hope your enjoying it or maybe you will be the voice of contrary opinion 😉 14mo
AceOnRoam @Redheadrambles I may very well be. I really don't want children so I'm a bit over all of the 'motherhood' and pregnancy issues. I know. Cold. But I'm really relating to this teacher's wife, Susan? and I want to scream with her. I want to smash her husband's head into the toilet bowl and ask him to clean the pubes while he is down there. 14mo
Redheadrambles @AceOnRoam haha yeah I hear you. I thought she was pretty balanced on the motherhood angle, coming down on neither side really ? I mean obviously her central character really wants a child and that drives some of the narrative but Susan and Gin balance this out ? Yeah Dider ? was odious. 14mo
AceOnRoam Yes, thank goodness for this balance. I was very skeptical about continuing at the start. I was experiencing this frustration a fair bit whilst reading 14mo
Redwritinghood This view of the rivalry- that they know it‘s irrational but still have it anyway- was a great point in the book. Also, I liked that the biographer character seemed so obsessed with having a child, but couldn‘t quite articulate why it was so important to her. 14mo
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This is what happens when you are currently reading so many and not finishing any 😐


maximoffs This is me too! 1y
julesG But once you've finished them, you'll be back on track. 1y
BookishBlonde12 You got this! 1y
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SaturnDoo I am behind too, but more behind than you😐 1y
AceOnRoam Good to see I'm not alone @maximoffs @SaturnDoo good luck to you both, hope you can catch up! 1y
AceOnRoam @julesG I sure hope so, we are going out on the anchor soon with no distractions. Maybe no internet and no Litsy too 😭 1y
LeahBergen This is why I set my total so low this year. 😂 1y
jmtrivera It happens! As Journey would say, don't stop believing! 1y
jb72 I‘m a bit ahead, but that‘s only because I‘m including poetry books and children‘s books. 1y
ephemeralwaltz But you'll finish them all at once and be back on track again!!😊 I'm 7 books ahead LOL which had never happened before. (I indulged in a lot of short reads during January/February) I set my challenge pretty low though - I didn't make iy last year! 1y
Erin7 I‘m just super impressed with the 165 book goal, and I‘m in agreement that you‘ll be caught up all at once. 1y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen I hope I will be ahead again soon. It was a bit ambitious though 😑 1y
AceOnRoam @jmtrivera I think I can, I think I can.... 1y
jmtrivera @AceOnRoam 🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂 1y
AceOnRoam @jb72 I did include a children's book for adults last year too, it took only a few minutes to read 😃😃 it was good for my stats and a great funny book 1y
AceOnRoam @ephemeralwaltz I was off to a great start but I think I burnt myself out on the tournament of books then lost my way... 1y
AceOnRoam @Erin7 when you retire you'll have to increase your goal, some days I only stop reading to take another bite of food 🍓🍕🍉🍗🍏🍲 1y
AceOnRoam @jmtrivera exactly that 😊😎 1y
Redheadrambles 165 !? Whoah 1y
AceOnRoam @Redheadrambles I know. What was I thinking? 1y
Redheadrambles @AceOnRoam I admire ambition Ace ! 1y
ClairesReads Such an ambitious goal!! 1y
ChaitanyaSethi That's ambitious, goodluck! 1y
Liz_M Middlemarch! 14mo
AceOnRoam @Liz_M haha, I know, best book ever written right? I had to leave The Roundtable so I have nobody to discuss it with!!!!! 14mo
AceOnRoam @ClairesReads Thanks Claire, I just have to stay focused :) 14mo
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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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When you can't decide on which book to read first, read them all at once!

I must stop committing to everyday challenge and buddy read...

julesG The struggle is real. I have started so many books, I wish I could read at least three at the same time. 1y
AceOnRoam @julesG same here! If it wasn't for audiobooks, I don't think any cleaning or cooking would be getting done... 1y
Jess_Read_This *cough* City of Brass... *cough cough* 🔮😁 all my co reads just fell aside for this one. (edited) 1y
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AceOnRoam @Jess_Read_This have you finished it yet? It's got a great start, I'll be reading more tonight 😊 1y
kgriffith Ahem, I might have to weigh in on @Jess_Read_This‘s behalf — I got SO much cleaning and cooking done audiobooking to this one... 1y
AceOnRoam @kgriffith @Jess_Read_This I have been focusing on this book plus Middlemarch on Audio. The other two will have to wait! But the problem is my loan is expiring tomorrow for 1y
Jess_Read_This @AceOnRoam I finished it and am still thinking about it!! I‘m glad I read it but the suspense in waiting for the sequel is killing me. It was a satisfying cliffhanger ending that resolves some things and leaves you wanting to know more. 1y
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There have been some excellent readers dropping by at this marina so my bookswap #bookhaul was exceptional 😍


jhod Where are you? So exciting! 1y
AceOnRoam @jhod at Kaş Marina in southern Turkey. We are up on the concrete painting the bottom of the boat, well, the skipper is anyway. I'm just reading 😊📚 1y
jhod Lovely! 1y
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Liz_M Sounds like the perfect division of work. 😁 1y
LeahBergen I loved Suite Francaise. ❤️ 1y
AceOnRoam @Liz_M it helps that I'm the Admiral 😎 1y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen I've been meaning to read it for sooo long. Glad that you are endorsing it 💕 1y
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I'm always seeing those posts on Facebook of kids of different cultures and races playing together, hugging each other and only seeing what they love. These are messages to the wider world that adults shouldn't really be imposing their racist, prejudicial fears on their kids. Henry and Keiko are 2 such beautiful little souls, torn apart by more than just war. A beautiful book.


Julsmarshall I loved this book! 1y
Eggs Love love loved this book 1y
AceOnRoam @Julsmarshall it was just gorgeous wasn't it. Why did I leave this on my shelf for so long!!! 1y
AceOnRoam @Eggs me too, 5 stars. I need to find his other 2 books now, he could only improve after a terrific debut like this! 1y
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Normal programming has resumed in the Tournament of Books #tob18

Tamra 👊🏾 1y
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@julesG 😆

julesG Great! Looking forward to reading your thoughts about the book. 1y
AceOnRoam @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @julesG I'm loving it. About a third of the way through now... 1y
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Year One | Nora Roberts
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It's pretty scary that this story is completely believable so far!

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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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“Janie, Ah hope God may kill me, if Ah‘m lyin‘. Nobody else on earth kin hold uh candle tuh you, baby. You got de keys to de kingdom.”

Tea Cake ❤


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The Break | Marian Keyes
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I'm taking a break from serious reading, but nearly 40 minutes in I haven't laughed once. Its quite depressing really as I've had more than my fair share of breakups! #itsnotyouitsme


Andrew65 I‘ve got this one on my list for later this year. 1y
AceOnRoam @Andrew65 The narrators voice is smooth with a gorgeous accent. 1y
Andrew65 @AceOnRoam That‘s good too hear. 1y
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Andrew65 @AceOnRoam Just checked it‘s the same narrator from The Woman Who Stole My Life, seem to remember her doing a good job with that book. (edited) 1y
AceOnRoam @Andrew65 haven't read any others by Marian Keyes yet, I will certainly look out for this narrator though! 1y
Andrew65 @AceOnRoam I like her Walsh Family Series. Not read them all but so far Anybody Out There and Rachel‘s Holiday are the best ones, good audiobooks but with a different narrator. 1y
AceOnRoam Thanks @Andrew65 I'll check them out 😊 1y
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