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Joined May 2016

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TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 16h
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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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#MarchMagic Day 28: I am loving everything this brilliant #AuthorOfColor writes. I am reading her backwards - read her Babel first which I could not put down. Now this book has my heart racing like crazy. The plan is to read the trilogy while on Spring Break this week. Halfway through first book. I doubt I would be able to finish all 3 books this week, but good intentions count for something, methinks.

Eggs Happy Spring Break 🥳 13h
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TheSpineView 😍😍😍 2d
dabbe 😍 1d
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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#MarchMagic Day 27: Still my #FavoriteBannedBook. Fats wrote a super detailed review of this picturebook here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-deX

Eggs Agreed 👍🏼 2d
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Ms. Marvel: Super Famous | G. Willow Wilson
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#MarchMagic Day 26: #SetInHighSchool, Kamala Khan does a fantastic portrayal of what it‘s like to be a teenager. Read the novels back in 2017 before it became a TV series. My full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-f76

Eggs Love it 😍👍🏼🥰 3d
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dabbe 😢❣️ 3d
TheSpineView Sad.. 😥 4h
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#MarchMagic Day 25: Still my fave #LGBTQasMC novel - see here for Iphigene‘s thoughtful review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-7wn

IndoorDame ♥️♥️♥️them!!! 4d
Eggs Brilliant choice 👍🏼 4d
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TheSpineView Love this one! ❤️ 5d
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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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#MarchMagic Day 24: #CurrentlyReading - Rin is the perfect #KickAssFemaleHeroine - I have a feeling I would fall in love with this series. Is read RF Kuang backwards since I started with Babel which I devoured a few weeks ago. Tagged book is paired with piping-hot oven baked cheesy singary prawns. 🦐🍤

Eggs Well done 😋 5d
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Suet624 Love this so much. Thank you for sharing. 6d
TheSpineView This is great! 5d
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The Story of Ferdinand | Robert Lawson, Munro Leaf
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#MarchMagic Day 23: This is my #FavoriteClassic children‘s book. While the other bulls are scrambling all over each other to be picked for the bull fights in Madrid, Ferdinand couldn‘t really care less. He would amble steadily and slowly, absorbed in his own imaginings. My review here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-5oD

JamieArc I love this one too. I always gift it to friends who are having babies. ❤️ 6d
Suet624 I‘ve read this so often to my kids and grandkids. Love it. 6d
Eggs Perfection ❤️🖤❤️ 5d
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#WondrousWednesday
🧝🏽‍♀️Since Season 2 of Shadow and Bone just came out, I will have to choose Alina - because I love this entire series
🫦 Nahr / Yaqoot / Almas - yes, she has 3 names in Susan Abulhawa‘s Against The Loveless World - Palestinian refugee turned prostitute turned revolutionary. Absolutely riveting. My review here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-ox1
👩🏾‍🏫Victoire from Babel because she is INSANELY brilliant.

TheSpineView 👍🤩😊 7d
Eggs Well played 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6d
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TheSpineView Love the comparisons! So much truth in this poem. Excellent 7d
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Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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#MarchMagic Day 22: Thank you to Goodreads for this awesome #EnemiesToLovers booklist. 📚📚📚

Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 ❤️👏🏻 7d
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TheSpineView Beautiful! ❤️ 1w
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TheSpineView ❤️ Wordsworth 1w
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Jazz | Toni Morrison
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#MarchMagic Day 21: All these books are #SetIn1920s - thanks to @bookriot for this lovely round up: https://bookriot.com/books-set-in-the-1920s/amp/

Eggs So artful and colorful! 1w
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The Lost Thing | Shaun Tan
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#MarchMagic Day 20: What a dream come true and absolute honour and delight for me to have this more-than-an-hour-long conversation with my #FavoriteMaleAuthor of all time. Shaun Tan was ever gracious, patient, kind, and generous-hearted in answering all our questions and the young kids‘ questions for the Reading Festival I co-convened this month. What an absolute ride. What an experience. And this is me standing in front of Shaun‘s home in Perth💕

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So awesome 👏🏻 💙📚 1w
Suet624 How wonderful! 1w
DivineDiana Fantastic! 👏🏻📚❤️ 1w
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GatheringBooks Thank youuu! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Suet624 @DivineDiana ! I forgot to mention that I am standing in front of Shaun Tan‘s home in Perth on the upper left photo - this was back in 2015 when I was invited by CBCA-WA (Children‘s Book Council of Australia) to serve as a speaker in one of their events - they brought me here because they know I am a huge fan. 💕🙏🏼📚🌷 1w
DivineDiana Even more fabulous! Thank you for sharing! 📚❤️📚 1w
Suet624 💕💕💕💕 1w
Eggs Incredible opportunity for you and Tan! How perfect❤️❤️ 1w
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Selected Poems | D. H. Lawrence
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TheSpineView Very atmospheric and melancholy. 1w
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The Red Tree | Shaun Tan
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#MarchMagic Day 19: #BookYouOftenRecommend - read this aloud for Shaun Tan recently with Arabic translation. There is no fanfare, no neat resolutions, no quick fixes in this narrative. I always have a quiet awed hush at the end of the book when I finish reading this in front of a huge adult crowd– a sharp intake of anticipation, a bated breath, a hint of more that the reader should resolve on his or her own. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-5qL

Eggs Beautiful art 👏🏻 1w
Billypar Gorgeous illustrations and sounds like a great story - definitely getting this for my niece 💙 Awesome that you got to do the audio reading! 1w
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TheSpineView Perfect 2w
dabbe One of my faves. ❣️ 1w
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The Physics of Sorrow | Georgi Gospodinov
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#MarchMagic Day 18: This is #AboutScience - sort of, part of my book hunting expedition while in the US last winter. 💕

Eggs Sounds so intriguing 🧡🖤💛 (edited) 2w
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TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 2w
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#MarchMagic Day 17: Written by #IrishAuthor, this is a book I wanted to like because hey Oliver Jeffers, but didn‘t quite hit the spot for me. The narrative remained a White-centric narration of colonization that presented a litany of historical conflicts without necessarily providing a window of redemption for humans‘ follies. Here‘s my full review that includes a video of Jeffers while here at the EmiratesLitFest: https://wp.me/pDlzr-p5x

Eggs 💙💜🤩 2w
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TheSpineView Such a sad poem. Unfortunately this was the plight of some children. 2w
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TheSpineView ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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The Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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#MarchMagic Day 16: This is definitely #BkBasedOnPainting - one of them chunksters that took awhile for me to finish, but well worth the read.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Excellent and she‘s a Mississippi author! 2w
Eggs Brilliant 🖌️ 🎨 🖼️ 2w
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Stitches: A Memoir | David Small
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#MarchMagic Day 15: This graphic novel memoir #FocusesOnMentalHealth and having family members who are mentally ill. While his portrayal of his parents/grandparents was undoubtedly horrific, it was also done with great sensitivity and a desire to extend his own understanding and derive meaning from his experience. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-eTK

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 2w
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TheSpineView Great choice! Love is a song. 2w
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Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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#MarchMagic Day 14: #FaceOnTheCover paired with shanklish. 👌🏽

Eggs 🤩💕👏🏻 2w
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Trese Vols 1-6 Box Set | Budjette Tan
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#MarchMagic Day 13: This graphic novel has been #AdaptedToNetflixSeries. Here is my photo with author Budjette Tan just a month ago for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. 💕

Eggs Lovely photo👌🏼👍🏼👏🏻 2w
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The Complete Poems of C.P. Cavafy | Constantine Cavafy, Daniel Adam Mendelsohn
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TheSpineView Love!😍 2w
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Creature | Shaun Tan
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#MarchMagic Day 12: #EscapeToANewWorld whenever you open a Shaun Tan book. Such is this man‘s heart that he allowed us use of his book cover for our month-long Reading Festival pubmats.
His latest collection surfaces Shaun Tan‘s genius: the genuine, raw, untouched profundity that is wide-eyed in all its tentative explorations and joyful feeling-through of the unfamiliar, the discordant, the ineffable. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-p99

Eggs ❤️ Shaun Tan ❤️ 2w
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Creature | Shaun Tan
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The hybrid session with Shaun Tan was nothing short of spectacular. What an awesome gift of a human being this person is. My heart. My heart. So happy to have students from Ajman Academy and American School Dubai join our University students.

vivastory That's awesome! Love his work 2w
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The Dragon Republic | R. F. Kuang
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#MarchMagic Day 11: Tagged book is Goodreads Choice Award for fantasy (2019), while book on the right won Goodreads Choice Award for Fantasy (2020) - and not just #NominatedForGoodreadsAward - I think I will crack these babies open tonight. Because, hey, why not? 💕

Eggs 🤍🖤🤍 2w
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Plunge | Alice Jones
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#PoetryMatters Day 9: #Solo - plus a bonus poem. 💕

TheSpineView Great choice 3w
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#MarchMagic Day 9: Left book is a #TrueCrime book that I started reading a few years back but had to return back to the library - so I am glad to finally have my own copy. Quite riveting.

Eyelit Love the groot planter - I have a similar one! 🌱💜 3w
Eggs Read Killers recently but very interested in Lost Words 👏🏻 3w
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The Books of Jacob | Olga Tokarczuk
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#MarchMagic Day 8: bought these beauties roughly a year ago which makes them technically #OnTBRListFor1Year

Eggs 🖤📚🧡 3w
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TheSpineView Lovely ❤️ 😍 3w
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The Watermelon Boys | Ruqaya Izzidien
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#MarchMagic Day 7: My #FavoriteGenre still remains international translated literary fiction. 💕📚💕📚

Eggs 🤗📚👌🏼 3w
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TheSpineView Love Frost and this is the perfect choice. 3w
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#MarchMagic Day 6: #TitleStartsWithB - got these babies from the Emirates Lit Festival - after catching up with the author, Budjette Tan here in Dubai, whom I have featured at GatheringBooks.

Eggs Nicely done 💕 3w
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TheSpineView 😍😍👍🤩 3w
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Near to the Wild Heart | Clarice Lispector, Alison Entrekin, Benjamin Moser
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#MarchMagic Day 5: #HeartsOnCover or just one heart, singular. 🤣🥰

Eggs 🖤🤍 3w
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IndoorDame 🤩🤩🤩 3w
TheSpineView Love!❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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#MarchMagic Day 4: I have a feeling there‘s #LoveTriangle here - picked it up when 21 year old daughter gleefully pointed out that the series is now out on Amazon Prime. Well ok then. Bumped up from my TBR stack to #CurrentlyReading.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo!! 3w
marleed Ooohh, you also have my favorite cover this book! 3w
gossamerchild Wherever you are looks amazing! Oh sunshine, how I have missed you 😍 3w
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The Lost Thing | Shaun Tan
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Super excited to host Shaun Tan on March 08, 10 AM UAE time, albeit virtually, at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library in Dubai - to do a film showing of The Lost Thing, followed by a conversation with him.
Register here:
https://bit.ly/CEDU_ReadingFestival_ShaunTan
Join us!

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TheSpineView Lovely poem 💗 4w
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Berry Song | Michaela Goade
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#MarchMagic Day 3: #InvolvedMusic of nature. This rootedness with the land that breathes and sustains us human beings – is the symphony that Goade plays in this picturebook. Her art – infused with boundless joy, enchantment, the wondrous soul of nature – is a testament to this. My full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-p7C

Eggs Must. Have. 💗🎶💗 4w
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#MarchMagic Day 2: Maria Ressa is definitely older than me and fits the prompt #MCOlderThanYou. 💕

Eggs Great pic 💗📚 4w
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