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According to the tracking on this, it has reached the intended country... Hopefully the recipient will receive this soon 😁
#summersantagoespostal
@BookishMarginalia

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Pickpick

This one fell under "something uplifting". I fell in love with the way Shauna writes so effortlessly about her life around the table.
I don't really cook but some of these recipes might tempt me.?
#nonfiction2019

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen | Susan Howe, Paul Torday
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Started this today. Seems to be somewhat in the epistolary format so hoping that I can keep up with it on audiobook. 😂😂
#audiobook

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An Orkney Murder | Alanna Knight
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Mehso-so

A decent read though the end seemed a bit rushed in relation to the set up. I really liked the descriptions of the Scottish highlands... And it made me long to travel in that direction again.

Completed this one via #audiobook listened to whilst crunching through formulas at work.... Now if only I could get through all my reading this way.... 🤣🤣🤣

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Grateful that @TheBookHippie gifted this book to me. Half way through it and loving it. ♥️♥️♥️

TheBookHippie Oh how wonderful!!!! ❤️ 2w
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An Orkney Murder | Alanna Knight
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Re-started this one. I had put it aside for about 3 months so hopefully will be able to finish it in the coming month.

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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Pickpick

2 murders / books (?) in one... When the second one started it threw me for a loop for a bit as it was a bit jarring. But towards the end, the author manages to weave them together quite nicely.

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Heading to the post office with these today. Not sure about my packing options... but my local post office is pretty helpful. 😁
#summersantagoespostal
@BookishMarginalia

CouronneDhiver Nice! 👍🏽 3w
LMJenkins Lovely wrapping. 🙌🏼 3w
erzascarletbookgasm I love the wrappers! 😍 3w
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The book that was in my blind bookstore purchase. 😁 This book should fit nicely in the nonfiction bingo that I am doing. 😁

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Went out shopping for my #summersantagoespostal and saw this on display at the bookshop. Was intrigued by this one so picked it up in addition to some books for my swap. 😁
Should be heading off to the post office soon to mail the swap out.

batsy Oooh 🕵🏽‍♀️ 3w
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m curious, what book this is 🙂 3w
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1. Tea ☕🍵
2. Sweet
3. Dogs
4. Beach
5. 😁
#summersantagoespostal
#summerthisorthat
@Hestapleton

Hestapleton Thanks for playing! ☀️ 3w
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LibrarianRyan I love that. 3w
Smarkies @LibrarianRyan thanks! I thought it was something a little unique. 😁 3w
Clwojick 😱😱😱😱 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 💙that‘s awesome! 3w
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Something I listened to last year. Had not read anything by the author before this and found this entertaining.

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A book I picked up randomly when buying some art supplies online.... I thought it would be interesting to learn a little more about Type / font

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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Currently halfway through this. Trying to get through some books by listening to audiobooks at work. 😂😂

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Discworld 03 - Equal Rites | Terry Pratchett
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Another sort of "filler" book and a reread for me as I can't seem to land on something that fits my current reading mood...

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Something else that has been occupying me these days. I am trying not to give up until I get to JLPT5. 😂😂

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Some other books for inspiration... 😁

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Reading has been going a little slowly for me recently. Partly because I have been spending time doing more art. I have been doing some basic letters. Can't wait to get into the more intricate designs in this book. 😁

BookNAround Very nice! I love cool lettering. 1mo
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This falls under "something I was not looking for" as I basically picked this up on a whim whilst on a hunt for something to read as I had forgotten to pack a book in my handbag (even though I have loads on unread books. ??)
#nonfiction2019

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This book ended up on my bookshelf owing to the fact that I was out one day, and then realised I didn't have a book in my bag with some time to kill. Stopped at a nearby bookshop and managed to find this.
Am in a bit of a reading slump recently so these short notes may be a good way of eating back into reading.

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Starting this so that Letter X on #litsyatoz can be covered. 😁

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Charlotte's Web | E B White
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Never read this as a kid so decided to pick this one up recently. Managed to also watch the movie. I would say that in this case, the movie was a good representation of the book.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Basically devoured this book in a day..... The most time I have spent reading in a while.

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Look what book mail arrived! I have been reading more food memoirs lately and love them! 😁

erzascarletbookgasm The next book of our #24HRR postal book club has been dispatched to you, Sharm 🙂 2mo
Smarkies @erzascarletbookgasm thanks Jessie. Will keep a look out for it. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Sharm, tracking says there was an unsuccessful delivery attempt on 4 March. Here‘s the tracking number so you may self collect at the PO before it‘s returned to me. FE302246945MY 2mo
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Smarkies @erzascarletbookgasm ok. Let me try and head to the post office and collect it. 2mo
Smarkies @erzascarletbookgasm Jessie, I picked it up this morning on my way to work. 😁 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Yay! I‘m still waiting for my next book. 2mo
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All the Birds in the Sky | Charlie Jane Anders
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OMG! Thank you so much Lee! It landed on my doorstep this morning so unexpectedly! 😘
@LeeRHarry

LeeRHarry You‘re very welcome, enjoy! 😊 2mo
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My friends got me some book stamps for my birthday! I love it!

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Noting this one down as "Something with Travel" for #nonfiction2019
Fuchsia basically travels (and eats) her way through China.

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And to make the day even better, the #cupidgoespostal package arrived!
Thank you so much for the very generous package @shadowfat ! I will be reading the tagged book very soon as I am on food memoir binge lately.😁
@BookishMarginalia

gradcat Very nice indeed! 💗 3mo
MyBookSwapClub Bill Bryson book is amazing 3mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3mo
Smarkies @gradcat I agree! 3mo
Smarkies @MyBookSwapClub I love his books in general. Looking forward to reading this one. 😁 3mo
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One of the things I am thankful for these last few years is the Litsy community. I have received a bunch of cards over Christmas and for my birthday. Also a very welcome but surprising delivery from @TheBookHippie turned up the other day. Thank you so much everyone! You have definitely made my day. 😁
Do bear with me for a while whilst I make up some cards to send to each of you.
#jb

erzascarletbookgasm Happy birthday Sharmini! 🎂🎉🎈 3mo
BookBabe I agree, Litsy is a fabulous community! ❤️😊Happy Birthday! ❤️ 3mo
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LeeRHarry Happy Birthday!!! 🎉🎉 I hope I didn‘t know know this and just plain forgot 😔 bad pen pal! 3mo
TheBookHippie Yay it made it!!!!! Enjoy!!!! Happy happy birthday !! 3mo
Smarkies @TheBookHippie it got here with a day to spare! 😘😘 3mo
Smarkies @LeeRHarry not a bad penpal at all! We did not exchange birth dates. 😂😂 3mo
Carolyn11215 New member of #jb group and didn‘t have time to get a birthday card to you from the US so wanted to wish you a happy belated birthday 🎂!! 3mo
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The Book of Tea | Kakuzo Okakura
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A short read which helped illuminate Japanese culture a little bit more for me.
#litsyatoz #lettero

gradcat Nice! 3mo
ephemeralwaltz Lovely! 3mo
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Pickpick

Captured the growing pains of a young multi cultural country quite well.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Didnt know he has another book! Are there any images/pictures inside? 3mo
Smarkies @Jee_HookedOnBookz no pictures inside this book. It is really a small volume which is very readable. 3mo
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Art Matters | Neil Gaiman
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This checks the box for "something with pictures" for #nonfiction2019 . A collection of some of Neil Gaiman's nonfiction essay s with Chris Riddell's excellent illustrations.

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Finally finished reading this book after slightly more than a year. A chunkster but a good read if you are interested in the subject.
Have tagged it as "something with politics" for #nonfiction2019

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Mailed my #justabookswap off just now!

@TheBookKeepers

TheBookKeepers Yay! 🎉📚 4mo
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Something that was gifted to me which I read last year. The pictures are lovely.

RachelO Your calligraphy 😍 4mo
Smarkies @RachelO thanks! 😘 4mo
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And it is off!
I may be a bit early but am terrified about postal delays / issues.... 😂😂
#cupidgoespostal #valentinesdayexchange
@BookishMarginalia

RachelO Pretty! 4mo
Smarkies @RachelO thanks! I tried to get paper that sort of reflected the exchange. 😁 4mo
RachelO @Smarkies 😊They‘ll love whatever you‘ve sent! 🤞 for no delays! 4mo
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The Book of Tea | Kakuzo Okakura
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Jumping on the #nonfiction2019 band wagon.
This book was definitely one that opened my eyes a little bit more to Japanese culture.

@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

AnneFindsJoy Sounds fascinating! I see that the audiobook has 2 hours of Japanese flute and ensemble music at the end of the book- drink tea while listening to it LOL 🎶 ☕️ I‘m in!! (edited) 5mo
Smarkies @AnneFindsJoy oh wow! That would be a nice addition to the audio version. 5mo
Samplergal Welcome! 5mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds very interesting! 5mo
Smarkies @Riveted_Reader_Melissa it was. It has some anti- West sentiments but if you take it as a function of time it is an interesting cultural read. 5mo
Smarkies @Samplergal thank you! 😁 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Smarkies Yes, I enjoy history that way, you have to take the good with the bad if you really want to understand that time period at all. 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ..or other cultures for that matter. 5mo
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The Light Fantastic | Terry Pratchett
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I don't usually have reading goals except to try and read about 30 books a year...
This year I am going to try and read through the Discworld series as well as doing the #litsyatoz challenge. Wish me luck!

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The Book of Tea | Kakuzo Okakura
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Quite happy with the reading that I have done on this trip. This is one of the last books that I packed for it. 😁

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The Colour of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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Traveling in Australia means I get to indulge in some good yogurt. 😋

batsy Yum! I love that brand of yoghurt! 😆 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Happy holidays! I received your card, thank you! If only I have such painting skills as yours! 💗 5mo
Smarkies @batsy first time I have had it. Taste is good! 5mo
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batsy Can be occasionally found in the Village Grocer in Bangsar. The price is ridiculous over here, of course 🙄 #luxuryyoghurt 5mo
Smarkies @batsy I know right ... I never do buy in Malaysia. Here, it was one of the cheaper ones in the dairy aisle. AUD1.70 5mo
batsy Aarrgh. The few times I've been to Australia to visit family my sister & I went nuts about the availability of yoghurt & cheese at rock-bottom prices 😭 5mo
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Some long overdue #justbecause mail has been sent out.
#jb

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➡️ Outliers by Malcolm Glad well
➡️ George Orwell
➡️ Oceans 11
➡️ Okra

#manicmonday #lettero @JoScho

JoScho 🧡🧡🧡 7mo
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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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➡️Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
➡️ Neil Gaiman
➡️ Naruto
➡️ Nasi Lemak

#manicmonday #letterN @JoScho

batsy Nasi lemaakkkk 🙌🏽😁 7mo
JoScho 💛💜💛 7mo
Smarkies @batsy the Malaysian staple. 😂😂 7mo
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Matilda / Matilda | Roald Dahl
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➡️ Matilda by Roald Dahl
➡️ MC Beaton
➡️ Monk
➡️ Mangoes

#manicmonday #letterm @JoScho

JoScho 💙😊💙 7mo
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🍋 Lord Arthur Saville's Crime
🍋 Harper Lee
🍋 Legally Blonde
🍋 Lemon tarts - the tarter the better. 😁

#manicmonday #letterl @JoScho

batsy Yum! I love super tart lemon tarts with that lovely hint of sweetness... *drooling* 8mo
JoScho Lemon tarts are amazing! Thanks for playing 💜 8mo
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The Color of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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Ok. I may have gone a bit overboard.... I realised that the Pratchett novels which have Josh Kirby as the illustrator have not been showing up on the shelves in bookstores any more ... So I went online to a used bookshop and bought a whole lot ... Just because I really like these editions.

BiblioLitten 😍 8mo
Soubhiville Fun! I love having a complete matching set of any favorite series! My Discworld are the new signature covers. I love your photo! 8mo
Smarkies @Soubhiville these editions have a sort of nostalgia for me. 😁 8mo
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Kitchen Confidential | Anthony Bourdain
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➡️Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
➡️Austin Kleon
➡️Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
➡️Kimchi

#manicmonday #letterk @JoScho

LeeRHarry OMG I love Kuch Kuch Hota Hai! SRK 💕😊 (edited) 8mo
Smarkies @LeeRHarry you have watched it? Wow! Did not expect that Lee. 😁 8mo
LeeRHarry I love a good Bollywood movie 😊 mostly late 90s early 00s - my fave is Veer Zaara - love the songs 😊 8mo
JoScho 💛💛💛 8mo
rustoryhuf Yummm, Kimchi! 8mo
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➡️Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
➡️JK Rowling
➡️ Jane the Virgin
➡️Jaffa cakes ( I have had a soft spot for these biscuits ever since boarding school)

#manicmonday #letterj @JoScho

JoScho 💚💚💚 8mo
TheBookHippie Ohhhh Just Mercy 😭❤️📖 8mo
Smarkies @TheBookHippie I read it end of last year as a book club read and just loved it. 😁 8mo
TheBookHippie @Smarkies I read it when it came out and then again this year for a group read. Such good dialog. 8mo
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False Charity | Veronica Heley
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Finished up this cozy mystery book whilst trying to finish off this cross stitch.
The first of the series. Hopefully will move onto the next book soon.

rustoryhuf Very pretty and such talent! 8mo
Mdargusch Beautiful! 8mo
Smarkies @rustoryhuf thanks Ru. Cross stitch does take time and some attentiveness. 😁 8mo
Smarkies @Mdargusch the pattern is pretty. It is based on the Celtic Knot. 8mo
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