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When you spend a week spreadsheeting for your 2020 reading plan, then go to the library and grab books that aren't on the plan. Also think I'm going to need more nougat than originally planned as well.


LeahBergen I love that you spent a week spreadsheeting. 😂😂 I‘m about to make myself a personalized bingo card for 2020 reading. 😂😂 #OnlyOnLitsy 3w
Redwritinghood Looks perfect to me. 👍🏻👍🏻 3w
squirrelbrain I know exactly how you feel! 🤷‍♀️ 3w
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AceOnRoam @LeahBergen glad to have so many here who understand and think I'm perfectly sane! Eager to see your bingo card when you're done 😊 3w
BarbaraBB That spreadsheeting is a highlight in my year. And the moment I am finally finished, everything changes 😂 3w
AceOnRoam @Redwritinghood such a great library I could have grabbed 30 more 😂 3w
AceOnRoam @squirrelbrain the never ending reading plan! 3w
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB I may have to add a new sheet "Absolutely No Self Control Library Book Challenge" ? 3w
BarbaraBB Lol 😂 3w
LeahBergen Happy Birthday, friend! 😘😘 2w
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen aww, thanks so much 😘😍 2w
Liz_M My spreadsheet reading plan is enormous as I include all the possibilities. All 35 France 1001books for Readingeurope2020, for example. 😁 2d
Liz_M And with hundreds of books in my "plan" I still deviate ? 2d
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Golden State | Ben Winters
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Ok, here is the list. Of the 7 I have read so far, I would LOVE for Ben Winters to win this tournament.




BarbaraBB I see this post just now, or I wouldn‘t have asked you the exact same question. I haven‘t read your favorite so will soon! 1mo
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB yes, it's all good, I think we were posting at the same time as we were both excited to share the big news! 1mo
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The Mere Wife: A Novel | Maria Dahvana Headley
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This might be just the book to take me out of my reading slump!

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


Centique Lovely to see you back on Litsy! 😍 Where are you roaming to at the moment? 1mo
AceOnRoam @Centique hello!!! We are in the Coomera River on the Gold Coast, we will be in Queensland for the next few months 😀 1mo
BarbaraBB Good to have you here - and reading again. So you‘ve made it to Australia. That was your starting point wasn‘t it? Does that mean you‘re heading home or just passing by? 😘 1mo
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AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB thank you, happy to be back. Although I am Australian, we actually started our voyage in Cape Town, so yes, we are just passing through. We're seeing friends and family and waiting out the cyclone season here before heading north to Indonesia next year. 1mo
BarbaraBB Everyone of your steps sounds incredible. I do envy you! Enjoy 💜 1mo
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB thanks heaps 😘 1mo
LeahBergen There you are! So good to see you popping by here again. 😘😘 1mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen 😘 hello lovely, great to be back with all of these awesome Littens 😍 1mo
CarolynM 👋 Nice to see you. I don't know anything about the book. I hope you enjoy it. 1mo
saresmoore I really enjoyed this book. It wasn‘t at all what I expected! 1mo
AceOnRoam @CarolynM Thanks Carolyn, I'm definitely enjoying it. 1mo
AceOnRoam @saresmoore I went in blind with this one, just knew it was a retelling of sorts, of 1mo
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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I have waited so long to see what Elizabeth Gilbert would deliver after the amazing Alma Whittaker.

Fingers crossed for a five star read.


Simona 🤞Looking forward to your review! I think that Alma is one of the most comprehensive female characters in literature. 7mo
LeahBergen I‘ve missed you on here! 😃 7mo
Redwritinghood I preordered it and it was here waiting for me when I got home yesterday. Excited to read it (when I can fit it in!). 7mo
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Liz_M Wow, that is some cover. 7mo
AceOnRoam @Simona yes! I am loving it so far, its heaps of fun. 7mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen awww, so sweet, I am struggling with my data budget in these here remote places, but will be back in civilisation soon and you will be sick of my posts!!! 😘 7mo
AceOnRoam @Redwritinghood its very easy reading so far so you will finish it in no time at all. 7mo
AceOnRoam @Liz_M I know right, I love it. It is on my Overdrive loan edition but I hadn't seen it during the marketing campaign so ...Surprise! 7mo
AceOnRoam @Simona I haven't written a review, but I found this to be fresh and vibrant and fun. Vivian Morris is no Alma, but I love her too. Strong and independent and unabashed. There is a lot of NYC here, I wish that I had visited some of these places which are a major part of the book. One day!!! 7mo
Simona Stacked! 7mo
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The Wolf and the Watchman | Niklas Natt och Dag
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@wanderinglynn I have been hopeless at #bookfitnesschallenge but my goal for the rest of the 3 weeks will be one audio book per week (I have read 2 already but didn't post them).
I am in a wonderful place, anchored in Rangiroa Atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago. Not walking as much as I would normally but its very very hot here. The wildlife is amazing, this shot I took through a marine viewer (bucket with perspex on the bottom).

tpixie Awesome! Happy Travels& Sites!! 8mo
DivineDiana This doesn‘t even seem real! 😲Amazing! Have fun! 8mo
wanderinglynn That‘s amazing! ❤️ And I‘m glad you‘ve joined us! Don‘t worry about posting! Just focus on your progress and adapt your goals as needed. 8mo
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BookNAround Very cool! 8mo
Clwojick This is amazing! 😱 8mo
Tanisha_A Beautiful! 😍 8mo
Redwritinghood Amazingly gorgeous! 8mo
LeahBergen Wow! That‘s cool! 8mo
thebluestocking That‘s amazing!! I love it when you post! 💙 7mo
AceOnRoam @thebluestocking thanks 😚 7mo
Centique That is AMAZING. Please post all the fish photos all the time - I just love it! 😍😍😍 7mo
AceOnRoam @Centique yeah, I know, its too cool. I will try to get more shots when we go into a shallow anchorage again. 7mo
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Golden State | Ben H. Winters
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Am really enjoying this one, nearly at the end, but it's very hard to concentrate in this environment. Jolly Harbour, Antigua 💜🌴⚓

@Simona this one is for you 💕💗💕


CocoReads Omg, that looks lovely. 12mo
AceOnRoam @CocoReads it is just amazing, the whole bay is about 3 metres deep and just lovely sand on the bottom. 12mo
CarolynM Gorgeous 😍😍😍 12mo
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Ms_T Stunning 😍 12mo
LeahBergen That water! 😮😮😮 12mo
Redwritinghood Wow! That is gorgeous. I can understand how you‘d get distracted. 12mo
Tanisha_A Ooh 😍 12mo
BarbaraBB 😍😍 12mo
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 😘 12mo
batsy Gosh 😍 12mo
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! 9mo
wanderinglynn Wow, that‘s a lovely view! ❤️ 9mo
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB yes, you're correct, we were crossing to French Polynesia. Hope you are well😘 9mo
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. 9mo
BarbaraBB French Polynesia. That must be another paradise. Please post pictures?! 😘 9mo
wanderinglynn @AceOnRoam I replied. And then forwarded you the rules/points email. Let me know how we can make this work for you. ☺️ 9mo
AceOnRoam @wanderinglynn done. Thanks heaps... 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. 1y
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. 1y
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. 1y
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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) 1y
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!!! 1y
Erin7 @AceOnRoam Thanks about the photo. That‘s one of my favorites of us three. 1y
jb72 Wow book two?!?! I‘m lagging behind. I hope to read after I make an early dinner. 1y
AceOnRoam @jb72 it was a short book jb, and I managed to stay awake right through the second half lol! 1y
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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??? 1y
saresmoore I think they‘re both pretty terrible. 😆 I hope the book is good, though! Enjoy the Readathon? 1y
AceOnRoam @saresmoore hehehe. Good point! 1y
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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. 1y
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. 1y
twohectobooks It starts at 8pm EDT which is like.. the best time to start a readathon for me. 1y
AceOnRoam @twohectobooks ok thanks, I am not in the states and couldn't work it out LOL. 1y
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 1y
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. 1y
ns510reads Always wanted to try one of these readathons but no idea how they work! Enjoy the book 😄 1y
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 🙈🙈🙈 1y
AceOnRoam @ns510reads I was just looking for an excuse to read more and have an "official" reason to do the dishes tomorrow ? 1y
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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 1y
AceOnRoam @Cinfhen yes! I *almost* felt sorry for her. Almost. 1y
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 1y
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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. 1y
Cinfhen Thanks! A long weekend might be perfect ❤️ 1y
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" ??? 1y
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 1y
Cinfhen We finally ruled out Slovenia, Iceland & Copenhagen 1y
AceOnRoam Well that's progress 🤣 1y
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. 1y
GatheringBooks oh wow! looks great! 1y
GatheringBooks @Cinfhen i love budapest, bratislava, and madrid! have fun on your vacation. i clearly need one. four more boxes of books to unpack!! 1y
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. 1y
AceOnRoam @GatheringBooks it's a wonderful place, magical and unbelievable that it's still standing strong. 1y
Cinfhen What‘s the Kuna to dollar rate?? LOVE Barcelona we were thinking Marbella, Spain 1y
Cinfhen Budapest is still a strong contender @GatheringBooks @AceOnRoam 1y
Cinfhen Knowing my indecisive hubby we‘ll end up staying home 🙄 1y
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! 1y
AceOnRoam @Cinfhen haha, that's ok, you can read more 📚 1y
Simona I‘m wondering what they are showing in museum 🤔 1y
Simona @Cinfhen Ruling out Slovenija??? 😥😥😥 1y
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... 1y
Simona .... tomato juice is a obligatory for museum like this 😂 1y
saresmoore How cool! I love getting glimpses of your travels. 1y
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 😁 1y
saresmoore Meh. Real-life places and cultures always seem relevant to books, to me! 1y
AceOnRoam @saresmoore Ok. Next stop Venice. Be prepared to be wow'ed 1y
saresmoore 😁 1y
Cinfhen Only because my kids want to go to Slovenia and this isn‘t a family trip @Simona 1y
Cinfhen Love ❤️Venice @AceOnRoam !!! You take the best trips 1y
AceOnRoam @Cinfhen Thank you 😘 1y
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 😉 1y
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 😃 1y
Redwritinghood This looks like a great trip. Glad you‘re enjoying it. 1y
AceOnRoam @Redwritinghood Thanks, yes it was good to walk on solid ground for a few hours too! 1y
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... 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled So cool!! Literary tourism ❤️ 1y
Cinfhen I‘m still working on Amsterdam @barbarabb 1y
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. 1y
AceOnRoam @Cinfhen loooove Amsterdam so much 😍❤ 1y
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. 😍 1y
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen I love Venice too! Are you going there now, @AceOnRoam ? 1y
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB we have 12 more days left on our Croatia tourist visa, probably will go to Venice after that runs out. 1y
BarbaraBB @AceOnRoam you‘re so lucky! 1y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Good! 👍 1y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen I can't wait to see Venice, what a wonderful honeymoon location 💘😍💖 1y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen we went to Paris but I had to wait 3 years for my honeymoon. #notaveryromanticcouple 1y
LeahBergen @AceOnRoam 😂 I love the hashtag! I had to wait for our 10th anniversary for Paris. 1y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen it was worth the wait 🗼🗼🗼 1y
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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 😁 1y
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. 1y
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. 1y
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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? 1y
AceOnRoam @Libby1 Croatia at the moment, we just sailed up from Montenegro and next we might go to Venice! 1y
Libby1 Ooh! Have fun, @AceOnRoam ! 🇭🇷 1y
saresmoore Looking forward to your thoughts on it! 1y
AceOnRoam @Libby1 thanks 😊 1y
AceOnRoam @saresmoore I will, as soon as I can tear myself away from Litsy and GR. I think I have Man Booker Fever 😆 1y
saresmoore Haha! I think I caught the bug, too! 1y
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! 1y
LeahBergen I was surprised at it being on the longlist, too. 🤔 As @TrishB said, it doesn‘t seem like a “Booker book”. 1y
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 😎 1y
AceOnRoam *by the time 1y
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