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Cupid's Wild Arrows
Cupid's Wild Arrows: Intercultural Romance and Its Consequences | Dianne Dicks
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This book contains personal experiences of 55 authors of many different nationalities about living with two worlds in one partnership. The authors in these entertaining, insightful and touching stories talk about their love relationships that required crossing cultural frontiers. They look at such questions as: are intercultural marriages really more difficult?; do they have some advantages?; what conflicts can be expected?; what happens to children of bi-cultural marriages?; and how can one keep a sense of identity? These stories not only show the romance and excitement of such relationships but talk about the real-life challenges to be expected, the ups and downs, laughter, tears and peculiar situations.This text considers relationships between partners from different cultures, countries, languages, races or religions. It looks at such questions as: are intercultural marriages really more difficult?; do they have some advantages?; what conflicts can be expected?; what happens to children of bi-cultural marriages?; and how can one keep a sense of identity? The text contains a collection of stories from 55 authors of many different nationalities whose love relationship required crossing cultural frontiers. Some of these couples came from opposite sides of the world, some grew up within 100 miles of each other. But all of these relationships demand that at least one partner adapts to a new culture.
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LA_Mead
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Thanks @ShelleyBooksie for this lovely #cupidgoespostal package! I love it! Looking forward to reading Spelled and the chocolate looks delicious! Also: I love peacocks :)

BookishTrish I have that bookmark too! #twinsies 10mo
ShelleyBooksie Yay! I am glad that you like everything 😀 10mo
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Aussie4paws
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Thank you # booksnchill, #whiskeytoo. What an awesome job you did. Thanks again Rebecca..

Booksnchill You are so very welcome! 10mo
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Captivatedbybooks
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It‘s here!!! And mines is on its way to Minnesota. I sent it 1-3 shipping so it should be there on time fingers crossed 🤞🏽 and i sent out my #coffeebeanbookclub too

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 10mo
BookishMarginalia Good to know! Do you have tracking info? If so, could you email it to me? 10mo
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Captivatedbybooks @BookishMarginalia just saw this sorry i shot you an email 10mo
BookishMarginalia Thanks! 10mo
cwarnier I am super excited to get it. Thanks for sharing tracking info. It said I should get it tomorrow. Plenty of time for opening day. 10mo
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BarkingMadRun
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My box came today for the #cupidgoespostal exchange! I‘m so excited to open it next week! Thanks to @WeeziesBooks xoxo

WeeziesBooks Yay! So glad it arrived safely! 10mo
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Littlestbookshelf
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I just got this #cupidgoespostal package at my door! I am so excited! Thank you so much @Butterflyamore I cannot wait to open it! You have just made my day by seeing this box! @BookishMarginalia

Butterflyamore Yay! I‘m glad it made it there safely! 10mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 10mo
Littlestbookshelf @Butterflyamore thank you so much!! Now to avoid the box for a week and a half! 😂 10mo
Butterflyamore @Littlestbookshelf You‘re welcome. I know - it‘s absolute torment! 10mo
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Chrissyreadit
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@guinsgirlreads my #cupidgoespostal pckage is here. I‘m so excited!

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 10mo
guinsgirlreads Oh yay!! 10mo
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Jilly6183
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This box of goodies is on its way! #cupidgoespostal

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 10mo
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RaimeyGallant
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Look at my book mail surprise! It's all I can do to not put down my phone right now and rip everything open. Thank you so much @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm feeling the book love. :)

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💕💕💕💕 10mo
emilyspimily Do you have a book pen pal? This is so fun!! 10mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Coffee and tea! I do not particularly love VDay- but I love swaps! My favorite bookish things- bookmarks, mugs, anything book related! I like scents that are outdoorsy, vanilla, apple and cinnamon. I prefer fuzzy!my fav colors are green yellow and orange- and I love pink with any of them! Shower steamers!!!! Books in good condition Litsy I love paper crafts and pencils #cupidgoespostal

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MommyOfTwo
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1. Coffee any flavor, beans or ground.
2. I love spending it with my husband and kids with a special meal.
3. Funko pop, pins, bookends
4. I like most scents, nothing too flowery or ocean
5. ❤️
6. Purple but any color is good
7. Ooo do I have to choose?
8. I don‘t take baths but I do foot baths
9. I like hardcover but it doesn‘t need to be and used is good too.
10. No
11. TBR on Litsy is the best one to go by.
12. Not that I can think of 🤔

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xicanti
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I decided to go ahead and sign up for Cupid Goes Postal, hosted by @BookishMarginalia ! Yay!

Except I spent ages filling out my form, double checked it, sent it in five minutes ago--and haven't received the confirmation thingy. Did I take so long to fill it out that I slid past the deadline? Did I mess up my email address and somehow miss the error when I proofread? Is there some sort of volume delay and I'm anxious for no reason? ⬇️

xicanti (Seriously, I'm SUPER anxious about this. I hope one of y'all can reassure me your confirmation email took a while to arrive, too.) (edited) 12mo
xicanti Annnnnnd it's been almost half an hour, so I assume I messed up my email address somehow. Damn. I don't know what to do. 12mo
xicanti Okay; I ended up resubmitting the form with an apology and a request that the correct email be attached to my original submission, with the understanding that I might just be barred from the swap now. I'm so embarrassed. I was SURE everything was fine with the form before I sent it. 12mo
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twohectobooks Hopefully it works out after all this! 12mo
BookishMarginalia I checked; you‘re fine. Did you check your junk email? That‘s where the confirmation email might have ended up. 12mo
xicanti @BookishMarginalia there was no sign of it in either my inbox or my spam, but I did get an immediate confirmation email when I sent the apology/please-let-me-correct-my-email-address submission. I took that as further proof I messed up the first time. Weird. 12mo
BookishMarginalia Weird indeed - technology goes awry sometimes 🤷🏻‍♀️ 12mo
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Callemarie
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Guys. I have an addiction to Litsy swaps Haha I did this one last year and I'm excited to be a part of it again!!! Thanks for putting this on @BookishMarginalia #cupidgoespostal

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 12mo
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thewallflower0707
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I tried the hot chocolate 🍫 by @tpixie in my new mug and it was delicious! Perfect for the cold days we have to suffer through here in Germany ❄️😊.

#weekend #sunday #mug #hotchocolate #yummy #cold #winter #catsoflitsy #cat

LadyChristy Giant mugs are the best! Bonus points if they are large enough to warm both your hands at once when you wrap them around! (edited) 2y
tpixie Fun! Lol your kitty 🐱 likes the peppermint smell! (edited) 2y
Christine11 I love the expression on your cats cute little face - so sassy ! 🤣 2y
thewallflower0707 @Christine11 she was so grumpy because I woke her up 😅 @tpixie I think she did she sniffed at it before that 😂 2y
tpixie Lol 😂 2y
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aroc
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Thank you @Sara_Planz for the wonderful #cupidgoespostal package!

Sara_Planz Yay I‘m glad you liked it!! 2y
Avanders Ooooh 💋💖🌸 2y
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KassKho
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@LA_Mead as you can see I already broke into the chocolate! Thank you for the gifts! All the books are new to me but they look like fun reads :) #cupidgoespostal

BookishTrish ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Avanders 💋💖🌸 2y
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Annl
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There are so many books in these piles! I cannot thank the whole Pennington family for the wonderful gifts for my grandchildren! I will post photos of the kids tomorrow, as I will see them then, but they LOVED everything! Thanks! @Pennington.K @Dr.Who_number10 @Unicornperson #cupidgoespostalkids @JenP

Pennington.K Sure hope they like everything!! My big ones put a good deal of effort in which is great!! Lol the babies meh mostly my husband and I pick that stuff since they try to buy all the things!!! 2y
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Pennington.K
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The loot for the kiddies!! #cupidgoespostalkids

JenP Wow! Nice 2y
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Pennington.K
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#cupidgoespostalkids I def had some stoked kiddos!! I missed @Dr.Who_number10 reaction to her dr who book and Rhett was mid saying cheese! Thanks @Annl and crew for the goodies!! @JenP

Annl Love the photos! 2y
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BethM
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It‘s here!!! #cupidgoespostal

Avanders 💘💘💜💘💘 2y
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Annl
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2 packages in 2 packages out! I know 8 children who are going to have a bookish Valentine's Day! 💗#cupidgoespostalkids

Pennington.K @Annl we got your packages yesterday!! That was quick!! 2y
Pennington.K Btw Audrey has asked me probably 100 times to open the boxes already! 2y
Annl I hope they enjoy everything! 2y
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JenlovesJT47
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Yay!! I received my #cupidgoespostal #valentinesbookexchange package today!! 🤗❤️🤗 I don't know who the sender is but I can't wait until opening day. Thank you!! #bookmail #Nala #catsoflitsy

Avanders 💘💘💜💘💘 2y
MrBook 😻😻😻😻 2y
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aroc
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Mailed my #cupidgoespostal today! Lookout @Leigh0906 a package is on its way!

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Pennington.K
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Got my boxes sent out yesterday but I was traveling most of the day! #cupidgoespostalkids @JenP these should be delivered by Saturday!!

JenP Awesome, thanks for tagging me! 2y
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KassKho
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@LA_Mead I forgot that I had this sent to my office instead of home! Such a wonderful surprise! But now I have to wait so long to open it 😩

#cupidgoespostal
@Avanders @MrBook @BookBabe

Avanders Pink!! Love it 💕💘 2y
LA_Mead Glad it made it! 2y
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vkois88
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I *may* have gone a little overboard for my first swap. Going to try to get this stuff boxed and shipped out tomorrow. Hopefully my match approves of what I put together for them... and also doesn't mind that I wrap worse than a 5 yr old with ADD 😂😂😂 No, but seriously. It's bad. #cupidgoespostal #valentinesbookexchange

jfalkens I'm a really bad wrapper too! 😂 my husband usually re-wraps the presents I wrap 🤣🤣 2y
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💘💘 2y
vkois88 @jfalkens hahaha that's too funny!! 2y
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jfalkens @vkois88 I think he secretly loves my wrapping and doesn't want to share 🤣🤣 2y
robinb I too sadly missed the wrapping gene...😩 Love the pink! 💘💘💘 2y
UwannaPublishme 😁😁😁 2y
CouronneDhiver Wow! Looks lovely 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!!! I‘m sure they will love it!!! 💗💗💗💗 2y
vkois88 @CouronneDhiver @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you! I am so excited ❤❤❤ I enjoy shopping for other people. A little TOO much. It'd probably a good thing I've only signed up for three swaps... so far 😉 2y
Kaye All the pink is really pretty. 💕 2y
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Sara_Planz
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Getting the package ready to send out after the winter storm passes! Who‘s the lucky ducky🦆? Lol #cupidgoespostal

LeahBergen 😍😍😍 2y
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💘 2y
erzascarletbookgasm 💗👍lovely wrapper 2y
UwannaPublishme 😍👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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LA_Mead
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1. Tea
2. Everything! I love the cheesy paper valentine cards, the boxes of chocolate, the silly decorations
3. Bookmarks and stickers
4. I‘m not so much into scents
5. Dark chocolate
6. Red, pink AND purple!
7. Silky
8. Bath bombs
9. It‘s all good!
10. My goodreads is decently up to date (I‘m wearing a pink hat in my picture).
11. My TBR on Litsy is all books I haven‘t read & don‘t own.
#cupidgoespostal #thisorthat @MrBook @Avanders @BookBabe

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽💘 2y
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Mommamanzi
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Yay!!!! I just signed up, I love LOVE so this is one of my favorite ‘holidays‘ make sure y‘all sign up as well. Thank you @MrBook @BookBabe and @Avanders for all your amazing work! ❤️❤️❤️

Bks4Wrms It‘s one of my favorite holidays too! (Not many people seem to be a fan of v-day.) 2y
Avanders Thanks for reposting! 💖💖 2y
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Endowarrior21
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Head over to @MrBook page to sign up for #Cupidgoespostal #Valentinesbookexchange. @Bookbabe and @Avanders are also helping host it.

Avanders Thanks for reposting! 💖 2y
Endowarrior21 Your welcome 2y
Endowarrior21 @mrbook @BookBabe @Avanders we get our matches tonight at midnight right? 2y
Avanders @Endowarrior21 oh I wish we were able to match that fast! No, but we're hoping to start sending late tomorrow night or Tuesday... 🤞🏽🤞🏽 2y
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Thenovellife
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Thank you so much my sweet Valentine @MMenefee ❤ you knocked it out of the park with each wonderful gift! I haven't read either book but plan on starting The Club Dumas this evening. And the bracelet - oh my goodness I love the bracelet! Books are indeed my happy place! Thank you Thank you thank you! Now I must go light a candle and read a book 📚 and a shout-out to @BookishMarginalia for coordinating #cupidgoespostal 😘

MMenefee I hope you enjoy those stories as much as I did. 📚 Happy Valentine's Day! 💚❤️💙 3y
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Smangela
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Thank you, thank you, thank you, @NCNY ❤ I absolutely love my #CupidGoesPostal gift. Both books have been on my radar and I'm so excited to have them in my possession 😍 The Tin House was a genius idea, like you said a great way to meet some new authors. And I will gladly Keep Calm and Read On with that bookmark. You did an amazing job. I am so excited

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Reviewsbylola I Let You Go is so great! 3y
NCNY Woohoo! I'm glad you like everything. Your GR account is amazingly organized! It made my stalking very easy. 😄 3y
Smangela @NCNY haha! I'm a bit crazy with those bookshelves 😍 I don't know why I like to sort things so much lol 3y
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Gayan
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I would like to thank @Louise for my #cupidgoespostal package. I am in love with the Slytherin pin and am looking forward to reading these books, especially the Ingrid Niall thrillers that were translated from German. If all else fails I can always use my wand to get more books. Thank you Louise!

Gayan and again a typo. That should say Ingrid Noll. 😵 3y
Louise I'm so glad you like them, Gayan! I had great fun choosing them for you! Getting more books is a fabulous use for a wand! "Accio Librum!" Swish-and-flick! ✨✨✨ 3y
Louise Read Hell Hath No Fury first because then you'll have extra fun with the dark humor in The Pharmacist! 😳😂 (edited) 3y
Reviewsbylola Very thoughtful gift. 😍 3y
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Magpiegem

I'm pleased to see my valentine received there parcel- it had a long way to go! And now I'm eagerly awaiting something special in my post box. I hope it arrives!! Anyone else still waiting? #cupidgoespostal ❤️❤️❤️ @BookishMarginalia

Belles I am still waiting too. I keep thinking I'm the only one left not to get something. Boo. 3y
Magpiegem Oh @Belles I hope it arrives very soon!! Xx 3y
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Gayan
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I remember when I saw the picture posted of these beautifully wrapped present for #cupidgoespostal. I even went on Amazon looking at Japanese paper. Now they are mine. I had to sit them out until February 14. ❤❤❤

Soubhiville So pretty! 3y
Hobbinol Lovely! 3y
Gayan I know. I am such a bad wrapper. I really appreciate someone who can do this. 3y
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Kimzey Beautiful! 3y
DebinHawaii Lucky! They are gorgeous! 💜 3y
Louise I'm so glad they arrived in good shape! I hope you will enjoy the gifts too. It was fun shopping for you! 🤓💕 3y
SisterMaryDandelion I want to do a swap with you just because. 3y
Gayan @SisterMaryDandelion I just want to buy you things and send them to you. 3y
SisterMaryDandelion Well, nothing is stopping us. 3y
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Sisenegger
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I get to spend this cozy Sunday reading not one, but two versions of the same book on intercultural relationships - one in English, the other in German. It's work, my friends, lotsa work, but it's worth it because I'm finally understanding people in this country.
#litsyreadingchallenge #mmdchallenge

Cinfhen Awesome 👏🏻 3y
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