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EricaReads

Joined April 2016

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Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
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Underground Airlines by Ben Winters
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Moo, Baa, La La La! | Sandra Boynton
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I‘m in Canada for a month, visiting my parents, and today at a yard sale I hit the jackpot! 15 books for $3.75! I really wish China had this kind of second hand culture, but I‘m happy I can at least stock up on books for my kids every summer for cheap!

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1. 90‘s!
2. Paperback, but I read a lot on my phone/kindle
3. Older (37)
4. Nope! About 13 000 km 😳
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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1. She Has Her Mother‘s Laugh and The Wangs vs. the World
2. The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs 🦕
3. A Crack in Creation

I‘m on a biology bender 😂🤷‍♀️
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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1. Hainan, China
2. Science nonfiction, horror, science fiction, literary fiction
3. Recently, Cixin Liu, David Quammen
4. The Three Body Problem

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The twilight of evolution | Henry M. Morris
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Came for pizza at an expat owned hostel in my tropical city and found this. I was interested at first because I‘m teaching evolution in my biology class in a couple of weeks and thought this might be relevant... nope! It‘s an argument for creationism, with a whole 12 ratings on goodreads. Curious how it ended up here. 😂 #china

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1. The Sound of Music
2. My wedding on the beach
3. Science
4. Aqua
5. What is your favorite way to exercise?
@jesshowbooks #friyayintro

CouronneDhiver Walking! 🚶🏽‍♀️ 11mo
Kaye Walking, preferably outside as weather permits, but it‘ll soon be back to the treadmill. 11mo
LauraBeth I love to run outside! 🏃‍♀️ 11mo
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ShelfRighteous Walking....early hours of morning when there's hardly anyone else....best time to think 11mo
LittleBug Running or cycling. Definitely outside, preferably in the morning. 11mo
4thhouseontheleft Hiking, yoga, or cycling. 11mo
tournevis Walking 11mo
wanderinglynn Walking, swimming, & weights 11mo
sebrittain Running, swimming, yoga 11mo
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Any recommendations for science nonfiction books? I am heading back to teaching high school biology for the first time in 5 years and am on a science book reading (and buying) kick! Currently reading The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs and Virus Hunt. I love biology and physics the most but open to all science!

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1. New international high school where I hope to start working in January.
2. Pan roasted duck breast, potatoes fried in duck fat, salad and pie
3. Prepping for the super typhoon that‘s coming on Sunday night.
4. Margaret Atwood
5. Not typhoons! Maybe cooler temperatures (high 20‘s) and Halloween 🎃
#humpdaypost @MinDea

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1. 96
2. 128 (and finish #ATY , #PopSugar and #readharder challenges)
3. So many! Maybe books 2 & 3 of The Themis Files
4. Tagged! My 3 year old is in a dinosaur phase and I‘m joining in!
##2018checkin

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1. Anything by Jenny Lawson!
2. February
3. Yes, 2 boys (3 years and 3 months)
4. Haven‘t seen a vending machine in years (Not so common in China).
5. Happy birthday 🎊🎂🎈
@jesshowbooks #friyayintro

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1. Yes
2. More fiction but maybe 4:1
3. Science
4. Emperor of All Maladies
5. Really enjoyed the tagged book 5 🌟
@wanderinglynn #hellothursday

EricaReads Just looked through the books I read this year and it‘s more like 6:1. 12mo
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My 3 year old has recently become dinosaur obsessed (yay! I love dinosaurs!) and I came across this book! Can‘t wait to read it, in 1-3 months... why amazon China? 😭

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Random Acts | Valerie Sherrard
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Congratulations on the “random” milestone and thanks @Trashcanman for the #randomgiveaway!

Trashcanman Thank you for entering, 🙂 12mo
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Only Human | Sylvain Neuvel
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My almost 3 year old is going through a phase where he doesn‘t like pictures of people/animals in books that have wide eyes. So he‘s been putting stickers over their eyes. Last night he saw my book... 😂😭

Cinfhen That‘s awesome 😎 kids are magical ✨✨✨ 13mo
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Once Upon a Baby Brother | Sarah Sullivan
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1. My second son was born! 😍
2. No, but I doubt there are other littens here. #haikou
3. Couscous with roasted peppers, raw red onion, feta cheese, and pan roasted duck breast
4. Grey
5. 59 I think

AmyG He‘s beautiful! ❤️ 1y
CouronneDhiver Oh my gosh... too cute! 😍😍😍 1y
Ddzmini Awe so adorable 😍 1y
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callunakeep THE CUTENESS!!!😍💕❤️ 1y
BookishTrish What a sweet little baby. Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 1y
EricaReads Thanks everyone! We are all in love ❤️ 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage He is so handsome!! ❤️❤️ 13mo
EricaReads @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you!! 😊 13mo
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Mehso-so

I felt more empathy for Joe in You and Hidden Bodies than I did for Thad. Serious eye rolling at his justification for the choices he made.
#popsugar2018 #heist

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Halfway through this and really disliking Thad. Need to take a break from him so I‘m going to dip into The Immortalists for a bit.

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1. Local temple
2. Troublemaker kid steals moon rock
3. Literary fiction and science nonfiction
4. 36 C and sunny
5. Last minute shopping and prep before my parents arrive next week and the baby comes!
#humpdaypost @MinDea

RachelO Hope all goes/went well! 1y
EricaReads Thanks! No baby yet 😊 1y
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Look, Look! | Peter Linenthal
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Baby book mail!

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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It is super hot and humid here and I‘m 9 months pregnant so I‘m getting in some reading in our pool while my son plays, with a giant umbrella over us. 😊

EvieBee 😍😍 1y
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Fun idea for a giveaway!
Let‘s see... I am an introvert and pretty shy when you first meet me, BUT I am perfectly at home in front of a class (I‘ve taught lots of grades, and also Zumba!), and on a stage, playing my ukulele and singing original songs 😊
@JoScho #uniquelyyou

CouronneDhiver I love Zumba! Good for you 🙂 1y
JoScho You just need your you time 😊 I am great in front of kids when I am teaching but not sure if I could manage adults. 1y
britt_brooke I envy this! 1y
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That Kind of Mother | Rumaan Alam
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1. My son having an epic meltdown at the supermarket.
2. I‘ve never been so I‘m not sure, but I‘ve heard they‘re good for school supplies? (I‘m a teacher).
3. Tagged. Also new Ruth Ware and Caroline Kepnes
4. Young ginger stir fried with pork
5. Anyone
@jesshowbooks #friyayintro

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1. My last 2 days of work before getting to rest until baby comes! (And shh there‘s nothing left to do at work so I‘ll be reading!)
2. Donuts but it‘s impossible to get good ones here 😭
3. Tagged. It was so so
4. Being sent home from the hospital because I was not in labour, phew!
5. My newest follower: @MoBee
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

MoBee Thank you 💖 1y
MoBee Work, donuts, no not yet, getting ask on a date.. My answers :-) 1y
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Book mail for my almost preschooler! I always wanted an animal book like this growing up but they‘re so expensive! When I saw the 55% off price tag on Amazon.cn I had to grab it!

britt_brooke That Animals book looks awesome. Might need to grab it for my boys! 1y
callunakeep Oooh!! My girlies would love that animal book-GREAT find!!! 1y
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What cool timing to be reading this book this week! I was about a third through it when the news broke that they finally caught the GSK! The book was fantastic and I‘m excited to see how the case unfolds now that they have him! #truecrime #readharder #bookriot

EricaReads Don‘t be like me and read it at night though! 😱 1y
Ericalambbrown This one has been on my list! 1y
britt_brooke The book is sooo good so far. I‘m a bit over halfway through the audio. Very well-written. Creepy AF! 1y
4thhouseontheleft What great timing! 1y
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Mehso-so

I started this for the #dunebuddyread but got waaay behind, partly because of a bazillion library holds coming in at once, but mostly because this just wasn‘t for me. The beginning was boring, it picked up just before part 2 and I had high hopes, but it didn‘t keep my attention. At least my #genreclassic for #readharder is done!

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Thanks for the giveaway @Kaye !
1. 352
2. 42
3. 8:43 pm
4. I don‘t have any canned food
5. 38
6. 2018
7. Almost 5 years
8. 15 years (childhood home)
9. 9.2
10. 1 hour
11. 500
12. No idea
13. 00
14. No numbers on highways here
15. About 3 million
16. 3
17. 8
18. 0
19. 2.5 and 36
20. Currently I think 55 floors but a tower is being built that will be 94!

Kaye 🎁Thank you Erica 1y
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1. I loved The France and Italy sections of this book, not so much the Chinese. (I love Chinese food, but felt her views were very negatively biased)
2. Middle Eastern food! Give me all the falafel, hummus, kebabs and tabouli please!
3. Not sure I have one! Maybe fast food 🤷‍♀️
4. Christmas!
5. Either the Beijing roasted duck place near us or Sirena at the Shangri La (pricy but inventive and amazing!)
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Yes falafel, hummus and tabouli 🖤 (edited) 1y
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The Boy on the Bridge | M. R. Carey
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Spent the morning at my maternity hospital for tests (all is good at 33 weeks). Gave me lots of quality reading time!

AmyG How exciting! 1y
BarbaraBB Enjoy it while it lasts! Busy times ahead 💕 1y
EricaReads @BarbaraBB Haha this is my second, so I‘m well aware! But we leave our son with his grandparents for the long appointments 😜 1y
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BarbaraBB @EricaReads Your second! Congratulations! And enjoy 😘 1y
EricaReads @BarbaraBB Thank you! ❤️ 1y
GatheringBooks wowwwww!! happy infanticipating! :) 1y
EricaReads @GatheringBooks Haha, great word! Thanks! 1y
LauraBeth 💕💕 1y
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Mehso-so

If it hadn‘t been for the Law and Order story this would have been a pick. I liked the other stories a lot but really disliked that one. 3 ⭐️

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Ugh, finally got through the Law and Order story. The other stories so far have been great, but I hated that one. I made it about halfway through and then had to put it down to read a different book because it just dragged on and on. Hoping the rest of the book will be more enjoyable.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Pickpick

Loved this book! Can‘t wait to read the next one!

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Apparently I get my birthday cake from the same place as the (fake) richest of the rich people in Singapore. It really is very delicious 🤤

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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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1. Sunny and 30 C, about to be 35 C in a couple days!
2. All the mangoes!
3. @RaimeyGallant
#springhassprung @blithebuoyant

blithebuoyant You know, I don't think I've ever actually had a mango by itself? I've had one in sangria once. 😂 Imm not a big fruit person though so tbh I haven't really tried to seek one out. 1y
EricaReads Really?! They‘re my favorite fruit, and now it‘s mango season where I live 😋 1y
RaimeyGallant Let's switch! I'm in Winnipeg. :) 1y
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EricaReads @RaimeyGallant Haha no thanks! I‘m from Halifax but I moved here to escape winter 😂 1y
RaimeyGallant @EricaReads I'm from Halifax too. :) 1y
EricaReads @RaimeyGallant No way! What a small world 😊 1y
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Finished my first 2 books for #25infive #25in5 (both started before the readathon)

Andrew65 Well done, best of luck for the final hours of the challenge! 👍 1y
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Finished my first 2 books for #25infive #25in5 (both started before the readathon)

EJG31 I listened to Eleanor Oliphant and I loved it. 1y
Andrew65 @EJG31 Me too! 😊 1y
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1. Both but can only get new books here.
2. Both!
3. Exercise! Can‘t wait to get back at it after baby comes!
4. Watch a play
5. Road trip! I have a friend doing a world cruise now which sounds cool, but they only get a day in each port so they only see the super touristy stuff, and they‘re missing some of the best sights! Cambodia without Angkor Wat! India without the Taj Mahal! I‘d rather have full power to explore.
@BiblioLitten #thisorthat

BiblioLitten 5. The cruise sounds fun but I'd rather go for a road trip where I can explore a place at leisure. 😊 1y
EricaReads @BiblioLitten Exactly! 😊 1y
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Desert Fever: An Overview of Mining in the California Desert | Larry M. Vredenburgh, Gary L. Shumway, Russell D. Hartill
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1. Stephen King!
2. Ingrid Michaelson- my ukulele inspiration. She could teach me to play better and we could jam together!
3. Coffee please!
#trivialthursday @GarthRanzz

GarthRanzz Yeah! More King and coffee! 😊 1y
callunakeep Ukulele!!!🙌🏻🤓 Do you play? I have been playing the uke for about a year now! Music does not come easily to me but I LOOOOVE my ukulele and enjoy playing it sooo much!! (edited) 1y
EricaReads @callunakeep Yes! About 4 years now 😊 I‘m so happy to have an instrument that I can play well enough to accompany myself when I sing! I write songs too 😍 1y
callunakeep @EricaReads I can totally relate!! I am always so happy find fellow ukulele lovers!! 😍🤓 1y
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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Treated ourselves to a night at the Sheraton so we could play in the pool and the beach, and was pleasantly surprised to see real English books in the library. Also some fake ones on the top shelf, which is a popular decorating choice here, but a decent selection of real classics. #china

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The Expatriates: A Novel | Janice Y. K. Lee
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1. My foreignness and my “foreign” son. We live in China and all the time we get- “Oh look! A foreigner!” My son was born here and his dad is Chinese but still... All. The. Time. Drives me a bit crazy 😂
2. I can‘t exercise now bc of pregnancy, but I‘m obsessed with the idea of teaching Zumba again and getting certified to teach Barre and maybe Pound?
3. Hmm, I‘m not so daring. Solo backpacking in 20‘s, homebody now 😜 #tripletuesday @MelAnn

MelAnn Pound looks like a fun workout!!! Thanks for playing! Your son looks adorable! 1y
EricaReads @MelAnn Thanks! Yeah it does look like fun! Haven‘t tried it but I only took 1 Zumba class before getting certified to teach it 🤣 Drumming while working out seems right up my alley! 1y
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Hidden Bodies | Caroline Kepnes
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Pickpick

Wow, I‘ve never felt so much for and rooted for the villain so much as in this series. Very disturbing and hard to put down!
#popsugar #villianPOV

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Oh dear, just seen on Facebook. How about “She who reads can‘t stand typos”? How many can you find?

DGRachel Can‘t. Stop. Twitching. I applaud the sentiment of the shirt, but not the execution. 1y
EricaReads I know! I thought it was cute... until I read it. 1y
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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1. Apple
2. Yes, kindle paper white
3. WeChat
4. Laptop, although I‘d like to buy a new iPad soon
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Oh I have never heard of wechat. 1y
EricaReads @JoScho It‘s kinda like the Facebook of China 1y
JoScho Oh cool! Thanks 😊 1y
Jess7 Just a reminder @litsy will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 3 am to 11 am EST. Checkout @kgriffith for details about a chatroom on LT you can join during the downtime. 1y
EricaReads @jess7 Thanks! It actually comes at a pretty good time for me, since we‘ll be off to the beach for the afternoon/night and Litsy will be back up by the time I wake up 😊 1y
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I‘m not keeping track monthly, but here is my updated bullet journal page for books read this year! Ahead in 2 challenges, and behind in 1. #aty #aroundtheyearin52books #popsugar #bookriot #readharder

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great reading and awesome journalling! 1y
GarthRanzz Love your bookshelf pages! 1y
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This audiobook has kept me company at work while lesson prepping the last couple weeks. Sometimes funny, sometimes infuriating, mostly entertaining. 3 ⭐️ #Bookriot #readharder #coveryouhate

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1. Spring in Haikou! Or as I like to call it, “Canadian summer” since it‘s only 28 C and soon it will be 36 C everyday for months 😎
2. Current reads: Dune and The Stone Sky
3. @jesshowbooks #friyayintro

howjessreads Cool bridge! 1y
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Giveaway | Tod Goldberg
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Thanks for the chance to win @Cinfhen !! Tagging my 2 newest followers: @BarbaraBB and @Libby1 Thanks for the follows!! #LitsyApocalypseGiveaway

Cinfhen Thanks 💚have a lovely weekend 1y
EricaReads @Cinfhen Thanks! My weekend doesn‘t start till Monday, but it‘s a 3 day one!! 😊🎉 1y
BarbaraBB Thanks for the tag! 1y
Libby1 Thanks for the tag, @EricaReads ! I‘ve been busy with house guests so am very behind with Litsy. I hope you win the giveaway! 1y
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I would LOVE to win the tagged book! Huge math nerd here ❤️ #NoFooling @REPollock

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I haven‘t been following Canada Reads and this is the first I‘ve heard of the winner, but it sounds fascinating!
http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/jeanne-beker-championing-forgiveness-wins-ca...

#Canadareads2018

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Fitness Junkie: A Novel | Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
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Just what I needed. A funny and snarky novel about the fitness industry. And despite all of the silly heath trends (broccoli water, anyone? 😂), also kind of inspiring. Business ideas are spinning around in my head... just as soon as I get my body back after this baby is born! 4 🌟