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AceOnRoam

AceOnRoam

Joined September 2016

#ReadingOnRoam 🍷⛵🇦🇺📚🎧⚓
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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This years Booker Winner? I hope so 💙💙💙💙💙

This is quite an achievement which took years in the making and covers so much, the mind boggles. I am so glad to have taken the plunge and read it. A unique and hopeful story of how vulnerable we are in what has become a f*cking bizarre world to live in. 5 stars

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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.

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Simona 🤞Looking forward to your review! I think that Alma is one of the most comprehensive female characters in literature. 6mo
LeahBergen I‘ve missed you on here! 😃 6mo
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!). 6mo
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Liz_M Wow, that is some cover. 6mo
AceOnRoam @Simona yes! I am loving it so far, its heaps of fun. 6mo
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!!! 😘 6mo
AceOnRoam @Redwritinghood its very easy reading so far so you will finish it in no time at all. 6mo
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! 6mo
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!!! 6mo
Simona Stacked! 6mo
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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).
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tpixie Awesome! Happy Travels& Sites!! 6mo
DivineDiana This doesn‘t even seem real! 😲Amazing! Have fun! 6mo
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. 6mo
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BookNAround Very cool! 6mo
Clwojick This is amazing! 😱 6mo
Tanisha_A Beautiful! 😍 6mo
Redwritinghood Amazingly gorgeous! 6mo
LeahBergen Wow! That‘s cool! 6mo
thebluestocking That‘s amazing!! I love it when you post! 💙 6mo
AceOnRoam @thebluestocking thanks 😚 6mo
Centique That is AMAZING. Please post all the fish photos all the time - I just love it! 😍😍😍 6mo
AceOnRoam @Centique yeah, I know, its too cool. I will try to get more shots when we go into a shallow anchorage again. 6mo
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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 💕💗💕

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CocoReads Omg, that looks lovely. 10mo
AceOnRoam @CocoReads it is just amazing, the whole bay is about 3 metres deep and just lovely sand on the bottom. 10mo
CarolynM Gorgeous 😍😍😍 10mo
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Ms_T Stunning 😍 10mo
LeahBergen That water! 😮😮😮 10mo
Redwritinghood Wow! That is gorgeous. I can understand how you‘d get distracted. 10mo
Tanisha_A Ooh 😍 10mo
BarbaraBB 😍😍 10mo
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 😘 10mo
batsy Gosh 😍 10mo
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! 8mo
wanderinglynn Wow, that‘s a lovely view! ❤️ 7mo
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB yes, you're correct, we were crossing to French Polynesia. Hope you are well😘 7mo
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. 7mo
BarbaraBB French Polynesia. That must be another paradise. Please post pictures?! 😘 7mo
wanderinglynn @AceOnRoam I replied. And then forwarded you the rules/points email. Let me know how we can make this work for you. ☺️ 7mo
AceOnRoam @wanderinglynn done. Thanks heaps... 7mo
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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! 11mo
AceOnRoam You did a smashing job on those awards @Redwritinghood I am only halfway through this shortlist (if that)... 11mo
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. 11mo
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BarbaraBB Thank you for sharing!! Did you see them already, @merelybookish @RidgewayGirl @Ruthiella @mklong @Lindy ? (edited) 11mo
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB no worries! Its so exciting. I need to read more as I have only read 9! 11mo
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 11mo
thebluestocking @AceOnRoam Thanks for the tag!!! 11mo
AceOnRoam @Lindy I'm so curious about the tale of the Genji 11mo
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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.
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#liveonaboat

BkClubCare Beautiful 11mo
CarolynM That sounds wonderful, I'm very envious💚 11mo
AceOnRoam @BkClubCare thanks 😊 11mo
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AceOnRoam @CarolynM thank you! 11mo
Cathythoughts Wow ! You lucky duck... what an amazing sight 👍🏻✨ 11mo
AceOnRoam @Cathythoughts yes, very grateful to be able to see so many amazing things. Hope you are well. 11mo
AmyG Wow. Gorgeous. 11mo
Suet624 I just read about the flash of green in 11mo
LauraBeth Beautiful!! 11mo
8little_paws Are you sailing around the world? 11mo
Tanisha_A Beeeeautiful! 11mo
Simona Will you post more often, please!?!😘 (edited) 11mo
AceOnRoam Thanks @AmyG 😊 11mo
AceOnRoam @Suet624 ohh, I have that on my kindle, so this gives me more incentive to get to it soon! 11mo
AceOnRoam Thank you @LauraBeth hope all is good with you 😘 11mo
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 😄 11mo
AceOnRoam @Tanisha_A thank you!!! 11mo
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 😘💕 11mo
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 11mo
AceOnRoam @8little_paws that would be a great way to see the world..it would be even slower than us!! All the best 💕 11mo
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 😘 11mo
Redwritinghood That‘s so beautiful! You are definitely living your best life! 11mo
readordierachel 😍😍 11mo
AceOnRoam @BarbaraBB no worries, I will add more photos in future 😀 11mo
AceOnRoam @Redwritinghood yes we are making the most of it and having a ball. 11mo
CouronneDhiver You are, quite literally, living my dream. I love sailing! 11mo
LeahBergen Yay! I just love following your adventures. 😘 11mo
AceOnRoam @CouronneDhiver Well here's hoping that you will be living this dream soon 😊⛵⚓🌴🌅 11mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen 😘😘😘 11mo
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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! 🎆 11mo
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! 11mo
Bookzombie Happy New Year!🎆 🎉 11mo
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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 😆 11mo
BarbaraBB Happy New Year! Another year on Roam? 💕 11mo
AnneCecilie Happy new year 🎆 11mo
Liz_M I've been hearing a lot about this book! Enjoy! 11mo
AceOnRoam @Bookzombie Happy New Year to you too have a great year of reading 📚📚 11mo
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. 11mo
AceOnRoam @AnneCecilie thank you, hope you're having a wonderful day! 11mo
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 😘 11mo
LeahBergen Happy New Year!! 😘 11mo
Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 11mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen Happy New Year to you too! 11mo
AceOnRoam @Redwritinghood You too. I hope you are getting some well earned rest during the holidays 😘 11mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday, my friend! 📚😘📚😘 11mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen thanks 😘 11mo
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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! 11mo
AceOnRoam @Andrew65 3 or 4 books in a day - Amazing. 11mo
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). 11mo
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AceOnRoam @Andrew65 Good luck Andrew and have a Happy New Year! 11mo
Andrew65 @AceOnRoam You too, best wishes for a great 2019. 🍾🥂🥳 11mo
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! 🎉 11mo
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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!! 📚❤️☺️ 11mo
AnneFindsJoy Thanks so much for the warm welcome @AceOnRoam and @mcipher - I‘m pretty sure I will find lots of joy here :) #newhappyplace 11mo
AceOnRoam @AnneFindsJoy you're welcome, you are a natural, hashtagging it up already 😎 11mo
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JaclynW Welcome @AnneFindsJoy ! I hope you enjoy Litsy! 11mo
imabusybee Welcome to the club @AnneFindsJoy 11mo
Lola Welcome to Litsy @AnneFindsJoy! I love your handle! 11mo
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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!!!👍🏻 11mo
Andrew65 3 books, gong well 🙌 11mo
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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. 11mo
AceOnRoam @Andrew65 it's really well written! 11mo
Andrew65 @AceOnRoam May Be British but one I‘d like to read. 11mo
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. 11mo
Andrew65 @AceOnRoam Would definitely have to agree with that! 11mo
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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? 😊 11mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen today we are in Martinique 🌴🌴 11mo
LeahBergen Oh, how lovely! ❤️ 11mo
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My Cousin Rachel | Daphne Du Maurier

ATB December poll winner, really looking forward to this one!

@jb72

jb72 Yep. Finally the notifications are working. Yay! Looking forward to this book. 12mo
AceOnRoam @jb72 me too. I waited too long for 12mo
Cathythoughts Loved this book ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
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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!!! 12mo
jb72 I haven‘t read any books by the author yet. I‘m super excited to jump on board. 12mo
AceOnRoam @jb72 it will be great, you just need to wait till I'm back online to discuss it!! Keep tracking me! 12mo
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. 12mo
LeahBergen I loved this when I read it years ago! ❤️ 12mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This is one of my favorites!! Enjoy! 12mo
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen I want to read everything she has written now! 12mo
AceOnRoam @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled good to know, I'm excited about the writing as it was brilliant in Rebecca. 12mo
Cinfhen Hi!!!! Just thinking about you and wondering if you‘re someplace fabulous!!!! Hope all is well ❣️Happy Holidays ⭐️🌟⭐️🌟 11mo
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Farewell Speeches | Barack Obama, Michelle Obama
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Green Eggs and Ham!!!!
Laughed my ass off 😂😂😂
#bringbackobama

saresmoore If only he‘d move on to 1y
umbrellagirl I‘d recommend The Lorax too. 1y
umbrellagirl @saresmoore 💙💙🤣🤣 1y
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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
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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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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 📚🌴⚓
#ATBWeekendReadathon
@Erin7
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jb72 Good luck! 🍀 hope you enjoy your selections. 1y
AceOnRoam @jb72 Thanks @jb same goes for you. I see your copy of Jurassic Park has seen better days 😊 1y
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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. 1y
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! 1y
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. 1y
Erin7 @AceOnRoam What a cool practice! You never know, maybe one of your books will make it our way. 1y
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 😃 1y
Erin7 @AceOnRoam I buy most of my books used also. I‘ll definitely be keeping an eye out going forward. 1y
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. 🙂 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.
@DeweysReadathon
#deweys24hourreadathon

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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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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!
@Literary_Siren

http://m.zimbio.com/quiz/hpbWxCCmzMR/Game+Thrones+Character

readordierachel Nice! I got Jon Snow. 1y
AceOnRoam @ReadOrDieRachel oh really! I want to be Jon Snow!!!! 1y
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. 1y
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AceOnRoam @jb72 that's why they are called smart phones 😃 1y
AceOnRoam @jb72 I do love daenerys, she is smart and vengeful and I want a friend who owns dragons !! 1y
jb72 @AceOnRoam well I got you covered on the dragons. I got chickens and they are like mini dragons. 🐉 1y
AceOnRoam @jb72 lol. Hilarious 🐥🐥 1y
Simona I got Tyrion ... ‘if not a good person, than at least a decent one.‘ 🤗 1y
AceOnRoam @Simona I love that he always has a glass of 🍷 in every scene!!! 1y
Centique I got Ned Stark. Oh dear.... 😂 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!

@Simona
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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!

#Indiebuddyreads
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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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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 ??????

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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.

#LiveOnABoat
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saresmoore Gorgeous! 1y
AceOnRoam @saresmoore yes, it's stunning here! 1y
Andrew65 😍😍😍 1y
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sammisho Where is this? Looks like Lake of the Ozarks? 1y
AceOnRoam @sammisho Vonitsa, Greece 1y
sammisho @AceOnRoam Definitely NOT the Ozarks! 😂 1y
AceOnRoam @sammisho 😅😅, no, but I looked them up, they look gorgeous too! 1y
AmyG Wow that looks amazing. 1y
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. 1y
AceOnRoam @Liz_M really? I did not know that. I must go investigate. THANK YOU 💛 1y
Liz_M I didn't know either until I was refreshing my memory in order to write a review. 😁 1y
AceOnRoam @AmyG thanks, it's a lovely spot... 1y
AceOnRoam @Liz_M ah! I loved White Teeth also, but didn't think much of Swing Time. 1y
Redheadrambles Oh that looks lovely ! I read this so long ago but I liked it 1y
AceOnRoam @Redheadrambles it's a tad dated as they are listening to their Discman's 😂 but it's a fun read for sure. 1y
SledgeReader @AceOnRoam You are living the dream!!! 1y
Cathythoughts Oh so heavenly 1y
AceOnRoam @SledgeReader I am!!!!! ⛵ 1y
AceOnRoam @Cathythoughts very Cathy, it's a great little anchorage 💛 1y
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. 1y
AceOnRoam @ClairesReads thanks Claire. I love her writing style. Not sure what happened with Swing Time. Maybe I need to revisit. 1y
Redwritinghood Looks lovely. I really liked White Teeth so I should pick this one up too. 1y
AceOnRoam @Redwritinghood thanks, I will let you know how it goes. 1y
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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.

#ReadingOnRoam

LeahBergen I‘ve never heard of her. 😮 1y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen neither had I. My Asian history is worse than my European history. Actually all of my history is pretty poor 😂 1y
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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.

#ReadingOnRoam

readordierachel That's a great photo! She looks so intense. 1y
batsy Isn't it just brilliant 🖤 1y
AceOnRoam @ReadOrDieRachel the photo is so good. So natural, check the lamp. Too busy writing to fix it. I love it. 1y
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AceOnRoam @batsy I loved it. Why did I wait so long!!!!! 1y
LeahBergen It‘s wonderful, isn‘t it? ❤️ 1y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen yes, it was so great ❤ 1y
SledgeReader @AceOnRoam This is one of my favorites! 1y
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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!!!!
🐠🍸🏊‍♀️⛵

#ReadingOnRoam
#LiveOnABoat

cariashley 😍😍😍 1y
JoScho 💖🎉💖🎉💖 1y
batsy Nice! 😍🎉🎉 1y
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 1y
LeahBergen Woohoo! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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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.

#WomensPrizeForFiction2018
#Indiebuddyreads
@Mitch
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TrishB Either of those for me too 👍🏻 2y
AceOnRoam @TrishB as long as its not 2y
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I can't wait any longer, I'm diving in!

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mklong Jealous! U.S. release date isn‘t until June 19. 2y
AceOnRoam @mklong not long to wait and I promise not to post any spoilers. 2y
Redheadrambles Awesome 😎 I don‘t think we had a date set did we ? But I am reading this weekend as well woohoo 🎉 2y
AceOnRoam @Redheadrambles no date set, but a lot of pressure lol. I'm loving it though, very stralyan! 2y
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Life is good 🍷

@Neale are you reading this?

#ReadingOnRoam
#LiveOnABoat

Cathythoughts 👍🏻💙 2y
LeahBergen Sigh. 😍 Where are you now? 2y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen hehe. sorry. We are at the south west corner of Turkey 💙 2y
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AceOnRoam @Cathythoughts hi Cathy 👋👋 2y
saresmoore Gorgeous! 2y
ferskner Wow! You're actually living the dream! 2y
AceOnRoam @saresmoore thanks 💕 2y
AceOnRoam @ferskner yep, especially on gorgeous weather days like today 🌴🌴 2y
Neale As soon as I finish Cloud Street. 😊 2y
SledgeReader @AceOnRoam You have the best reading spot of any of us! #iwannabeonaboat 2y
AceOnRoam @SledgeReader haha yes, it's not bad is it 😊😊 2y
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. 🌴⛵️⚓️😥 2y
AceOnRoam @SledgeReader oh, we are planning to go there next year, it's supposed to be stunning! 2y
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I'll be looking for giant compasses in the Atlantic next time 😂😄😊 and dirty great sea serpents too!!!
#litsyhumor

Neale 😂😂😂 2y
BookNAround This book was hilarious. I loved it and have long tried to get others to read it. 2y
AceOnRoam @BookNAround it does sound very funny, I pictured Mel Brookes 🤣🤣 2y
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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).

#audiopuzzling

Godmotherx5 What a cool table. We limited space so puzzling has been neglected. Good luck with your puzzle. 2y
AceOnRoam @Godmotherx5 I need to find a carpenter !!! 2y
Godmotherx5 Let me know when you do! 2y
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julesG I need such a table. 2y
tjwill That table is awesome. Project for my husband?! 2y
AceOnRoam @Godmotherx5 will do 😊 2y
AceOnRoam @julesG It would be so awesome! 2y
AceOnRoam @tjwill ohh, @Godmotherx5 I think we have our carpenter !!!! 2y
Sace 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. 2y
stacybmartin I need this table!! 😍 2y
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. 2y
AceOnRoam @RestlessFickleBookHoarder I wish I had a cat, even if it ate the pieces!!! But yes this table is too good to be true! 2y
AceOnRoam @stacybmartin it would be such a cool thing and your visitors would never know what a true geek you are 😂😂😂 2y
LauraBeth I LOVE this table! Gray Cat eats my puzzle pieces. 😼 2y
Eggs Great table 2y
AceOnRoam @LauraBeth I love it, Gray Cat is forgiven 😍😍😍 2y
AceOnRoam @Eggs needs to go in the library you posted yesterday 😊 2y
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! 2y
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! 2y
Godmotherx5 @tjwill what a big undertaking. Your hubby is brave. 2y
Eggs @AceOnRoam yeah 😊👏🏻😍 2y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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It's arrived !!!!!!

And this cover 😍😍😍
#CoverLove

Can't wait #ATB #INDIEBUDDYREADS

Eyelit So pretty!!! 2y
AceOnRoam @Eyelit yes, gorgeous. I thought I would get the orange and black one, but what a nice surprise 😊 2y
Neale Yayyy!!! I have to wait for IndieBuddieReads as well. 2y
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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!!!! 2y
Neale Haha, I really want to get into it too. :) 2y
somebooksaround 🙌🙌🙌💛💛 2y
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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.

#ReadingOnRoam

Cinfhen Hey!!! Where u at these days???? 2y
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😍 2y
Cinfhen Dreamy for sure😇😇😇hoping to get to Greece in August...we‘ve never been 2y
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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 👍💜

#ReadingOnRoam

Andrew65 Sounds like a great challenge for you whatever the time. Well done. 🙌 2y
AceOnRoam @Andrew65 Thanks 😊 2y
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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?
#24in48

Erin7 Whoohoo! Thanks for the repost😊. 2y
AceOnRoam @Erin7 you're welcome 😊 2y
gaidheal I'd join in, but I have a lot of work to do over the weekend! 2y
AceOnRoam @gaidheal that's a pity, but I hope you can squeeze in a couple of hours of reading on the side! 2y
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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.

#ReadingOnRoam

merelybookish I was surprised how much I liked this! (Surprised because I typically don't like 'dystopian'. But this felt quite realistic.) 2y
AceOnRoam @merelybookish yeah, it may have been better marketed as contemporary fiction? It didn't feel dystopian to me at all. 2y
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 2y
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AceOnRoam @MicheleinPhilly TOTALLY. We have some of those politicians in Australia... 2y
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! 2y
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. 2y
Liz_M And another excellent review for this book. I may actually have to read it. 2y
AceOnRoam @Liz_M highly recommended and a quick read too. 2y
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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 😍
#coverlove
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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.

#coverlove
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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 👏👏

#ReadingOnRoam

readinginthedark Beautiful scenery for your audiobook! 😍 2y
LeahBergen How perfect is YOUR day?? 2y
AceOnRoam @readinginthedark it was a glorious day 🌞 2y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen I know, sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure it's real 😊 2y
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Pilot's Wife | Anita Shreve

RIP Anita Shreve ♥

BarbaraBB She died? How sad 😔 2y
CareBear No way. 2y
ReadingSusan 😢😢😢 2y
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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
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Tamra It is a heartache of a story. 2y
AceOnRoam @Tamra it was 😢 2y
TrishB So sad 💔 2y
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xicanti Love the puzzle. 2y
LeahBergen That looks like a fun puzzle! 2y
AceOnRoam @TrishB I wasn't expecting it to be so difficult to read 😢 2y
AceOnRoam @xicanti @LeahBergen it's a hard puzzle. Day 3!!!! But it's a pretty ship ⛵ 2y
TrishB I read for the first time in Litsy buddy read last year. It was heart breaking. 2y
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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 😍 2y
Knightingale That‘s beautiful. 2y
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 😍 2y
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Ms_T Wow, stunning view! 2y
LeahBergen Wow! 😍 2y
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 2y
AceOnRoam @Ms_T @LeahBergen I know, it's such a glorious day today. 2y
AceOnRoam @TrishB thank you 💕 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Beautiful picture!!⛵️ 2y
Redwritinghood Beautiful! Where are you? 2y
xicanti Gorgeous! 2y
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. 2y
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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.

#ReadingOnRoam
@Jess_Read_This

Jess_Read_This You said it perfectly!! “Exotically adventurous” I think that is the best summation of the book. 2y
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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.

#indiebuddyreads
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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 😉 2y
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. 2y
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. 2y
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 2y
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. 2y
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This is what happens when you are currently reading so many and not finishing any 😐

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maximoffs This is me too! 2y
julesG But once you've finished them, you'll be back on track. 2y
BookishBlonde12 You got this! 2y
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SaturnDoo I am behind too, but more behind than you😐 2y
AceOnRoam Good to see I'm not alone @maximoffs @SaturnDoo good luck to you both, hope you can catch up! 2y
AceOnRoam @julesG I sure hope so, we are going out on the anchor soon with no distractions. Maybe no internet and no Litsy too 😭 2y
LeahBergen This is why I set my total so low this year. 😂 2y
jmtrivera It happens! As Journey would say, don't stop believing! 2y
jb72 I‘m a bit ahead, but that‘s only because I‘m including poetry books and children‘s books. 2y
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! 2y
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. 2y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen I hope I will be ahead again soon. It was a bit ambitious though 😑 2y
AceOnRoam @jmtrivera I think I can, I think I can.... 2y
jmtrivera @AceOnRoam 🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂 2y
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 2y
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... 2y
AceOnRoam @Erin7 when you retire you'll have to increase your goal, some days I only stop reading to take another bite of food 🍓🍕🍉🍗🍏🍲 2y
AceOnRoam @jmtrivera exactly that 😊😎 2y
Redheadrambles 165 !? Whoah 2y
AceOnRoam @Redheadrambles I know. What was I thinking? 2y
Redheadrambles @AceOnRoam I admire ambition Ace ! 2y
ClairesReads Such an ambitious goal!! 2y
ChaitanyaSethi That's ambitious, goodluck! 2y
Liz_M Middlemarch! 2y
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!!!!! 2y
AceOnRoam @ClairesReads Thanks Claire, I just have to stay focused :) 2y
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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...
#currentlyreading
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julesG The struggle is real. I have started so many books, I wish I could read at least three at the same time. 2y
AceOnRoam @julesG same here! If it wasn't for audiobooks, I don't think any cleaning or cooking would be getting done... 2y
Jess_Read_This *cough* City of Brass... *cough cough* 🔮😁 all my co reads just fell aside for this one. (edited) 2y
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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 😊 2y
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... 2y
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 2y
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. 2y
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There have been some excellent readers dropping by at this marina so my bookswap #bookhaul was exceptional 😍

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jhod Where are you? So exciting! 2y
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 😊📚 2y
jhod Lovely! 2y
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Liz_M Sounds like the perfect division of work. 😁 2y
LeahBergen I loved Suite Francaise. ❤️ 2y
AceOnRoam @Liz_M it helps that I'm the Admiral 😎 2y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen I've been meaning to read it for sooo long. Glad that you are endorsing it 💕 2y
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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.

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Julsmarshall I loved this book! 2y
Eggs Love love loved this book 2y
AceOnRoam @Julsmarshall it was just gorgeous wasn't it. Why did I leave this on my shelf for so long!!! 2y
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! 2y
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Normal programming has resumed in the Tournament of Books #tob18

Tamra 👊🏾 2y
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@julesG 😆

julesG Great! Looking forward to reading your thoughts about the book. 2y
AceOnRoam @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @julesG I'm loving it. About a third of the way through now... 2y
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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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