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Joined May 2016

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Forest of Stories | Ashok, Banker K
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#StorySettings Day 21: Once upon a time in Singapore (2015 to be precise), colleagues and I compiled a selection of children‘s stories that are #Forest-themed as an annotated bibliography for distribution to the community and festival partners. 💕

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it 💚 2h
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Empire of Gold | S A Chakraborty
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#StorySettings Day 20: The #hospital built in this story was a turning point for the protagonist Nahri in their tribal conflict. Just finished the entire trilogy. Review is forthcoming.

Eggs Lovely drinks!! 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Gorgeous ❤️ 1d
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The Road to Dalton | Shannon Bowring
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#StorySettings Day 18: Perhaps a #Train is needed to go on The Road To Dalton? Our #EuropaCollective title for June! Ready for it! 📚📚📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🚂 4d
jlhammar I‘m so excited! 4d
Eggs Excellent 👌🏼 4d
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#StorySettings Day 17: The adorable dog, Ike LaRue is running for public #office. I really like how the entire series is a celebration of the unruly, respect for the occasional disarray, and the grudging admiration for Ike‘s capacity to extricate himself from trouble and redeem himself with such panache, humor, and word play. My review back in 2011: https://wp.me/pDlzr-Gr

Eggs OMyGosh - that‘s adorable 😊 🤗 5d
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Lost on Me | Veronica Raimo
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#StorySettings Day 16: These are the books we are reading as part of my #College book club called GatheringReaders. I just realized I have FIVE summer book clubs: two on Litsy (1) #CampLitsy24 and (2) #EuropaCollective. Then I have three face-to-face ones (3) this #College group with doctoral students and faculty (4) Emirates Lit Foundation book club, and (5) book club of two read-aloud with 22 yo daughter coming home for the summer!

Eggs You‘re ambitious!! Go You ❤️📚💚 5d
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Abu Dhabi: Oil and Beyond | Christopher M. Davidson
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#StorySettings Day 15: I felt that I was in an #ArtGallery when I visited the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair several weeks back before we flew to Norway. It was magnificent.

Eggs Gorgeous 🥰😊😍 1w
Soubhiville Wow! 1w
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Enter Ghost | Isabella Hammad
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#StorySettings Day 14: Where there is a #graveyard, there be ghosts. 💕

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Excellent 📚 1w
Eggs Brilliant 🤗👍🏼 1w
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Proceed to Check Out | Alan Shapiro
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TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 1w
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#StorySettings Day 13: There is a gingerbread-house-in-the- #prairie quality of this cottage in the snowy woods in this wordless picturebook by Fernando Krahn. How would you feel if you see giant unknown tracks right outside your door – out in the middle of the woods during winter time? It is not surprising then that the father in the story immediately turned to his rifle hanging firmly on the wall. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-19D

Becker Lovely 🥰 1w
Eggs Now I want to read all his books 🖤🩶🤍 1w
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Selected Poems | Harvey Shapiro
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TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 1w
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#StorySettings Day 12: #HauntedHouse reminded me of this illustrated story I reviewed back in 2010. Kate Culhane, was haunted by spectres that she had no choice but to go through each of the quiet sleeping houses with a ghost whose “weight was heavy as a sack of stones” until they found a house with no holy water in the house. My full review here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-lc

Eggs Perfection 👏🏻 1w
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Sona and the Wedding Game | Kashmira Sheth
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#StorySettings Day 11: It is the first time that Sona is attending an Indian #wedding, with her elder sister as the bride. While immensely excited about the festivities, she is also somewhat annoyed by her little cousin, Vishal, who “thinks he knows everything” primarily because he has attended a lot of Indian #weddings, compared to Sona who is a newbie at all this. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-hh5

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Open Book | Lesley-Anne Evans
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TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 2w
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TheSpineView 😍😍😍 2w
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#StorySettings Day 10: Here are some award-winning stories from the #Desert - photo taken when we went to the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair before we left for Norway a week ago. Posting in advance as we will be traveling back home yet again.

Eggs I could lose myself in these books 🤗🥰 2w
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#StorySettings Day 9: #Snowstorm - this was shared by Fats who lives jn Ohio back in 2020. Here‘s the GatheringBooks link: https://wp.me/pDlzr-lBI

Eggs Beautiful 🤩 📚 ❄️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 😍 2w
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Today Means Amen | Sierra Demulder
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TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 2w
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#StorySettings Day 8: Inside a #Skyscraper you will commonly find workplaces as seen in the cover of this award-winning graphic novel. Hope to get into this soonest.

Eggs Wow this looks fun 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
monalyisha What a fantastic cover! 2w
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Mountains for Breakfast | Geraldine Mitchell
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TheSpineView ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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The Fox in the Attic | Richard Hughes
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#StorySettings Day 7: #Attic - bought this back in 2021 when we were still doing our #NYRBBookClub with @vivastory

Eggs Great cover 🖤🤍🩶 2w
sarahbarnes That cover is quite disturbing! 2w
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Embrace | Valerio Magrelli
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IndoorDame ♥️♥️♥️ 2w
TheSpineView 💜💜💜 2w
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#StorySettings Day 6: Our entire conference on reading has #Seaside by the fjords as our setting here in Bodø Norway. First keynote speaker today is rhetorical unparalleled Frank Serafini whose academic work has impacted and informed mine in countless ways.

Susanita I‘d be staring out the window! 2w
Eggs Incredible view🩵 2w
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Empire of Gold | S A Chakraborty
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#StorySettings Day 5: The #River Nile plays a prominent role in the final book of the Daevabad trilogy. Did not bring it with me to Norway because (1) too thick and heavy (2) don‘t want the story to end so thought of prolonging it til I return home next week.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 3w
Eggs Brilliant 🤗👌🏼🥰 2w
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TheSpineView Wow! 😍 3w
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Twenty Prose Poems | Charles Baudelaire
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TheSpineView Beautiful poem 3w
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TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 3w
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I Am Made of Mountains | Alexandra S.D. Hinrichs
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#StorySettings Day 4: #Mountain. I appreciated the juxtaposition of the poetic descriptions of each mountain and/or national park. I love how the essence of each place is captured by a few words – just four deceptively-simple lines – that speak of beauty, joy, wonder. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-pC1

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ⛰️ 3w
Eggs Beautiful 😍 3w
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The Airport Book | Lisa Brown
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#StorySettings Day 3: #AirportOrPlane - posting in advance because will be in an airport and plane (3 in total) tomorrow as we travel Abu Dhabi ➡️ Doha ➡️ Oslo ➡️ Bodø just like tomorrow‘s prompt. Over and above this picturebook providing a detailed description of what to expect in airports, the “diverse” element is a given rather than explicitly articulated or pounded over the head of the reader. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-dfD

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚 ✈️ 🙌🏻 3w
Eggs Wonderful😍 3w
Anna40 This was our favourite book when my son was 3 and 4. Love it! 💕🥰😊 3w
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The Empire of Gold | S. A. Chakraborty
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#StorySettings Day 2: I hope reading in a #Cafe applies too for today‘s prompt lolsss. 💕

Eggs Indeed! Especially when it‘s dessert 🍨 🍫 3w
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TheSpineView 😍😍😍 3w
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Winter of the Witch | Katherine Arden
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#StorySettings Day 1: Reading at the Leland #SkiResort Park in California back in early 2020. One of my great fantasy reads.

Eggs Sweet ❄️ Love Arden❣️ 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great photo 🩷 3w
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Valeria and Other Poems | Harriet Monroe
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TheSpineView Great poem! Seems ironic 3w
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#SpringSkies Day 30: perfect example of #NFIndigenousPpl. There are seven Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people featured in this book – most are fearless freedom fighters, forgotten thinkers, heroes and rebels in the country known now as Australia. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-ovI

Eggs Brilliant 👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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The Beauty: Poems | Jane Hirshfield
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TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 3w
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The Postcard | Anne Berest
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Eggs Brilliant 💓 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️ 3w
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TheSpineView ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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Empire of Gold | S A Chakraborty
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#SpringSkies Day 28: Here are #2BksWithSimilarTitle ##2BooksWithSimilarTitle - the one I am reading is paired with cheesy seafood tagine - absolutely delish.

Eggs Mmmmmmm😋😋 3w
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Empire of Gold | S A Chakraborty
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#SpringSkies Day 27: There are #Secrets yet to be revealed in this final installment in the Daevabad trilogy. I am sure I will miss the characters once I am done.

BarbaraBB Your mail looks delicious 😋 4w
Eggs Good heavens 🍨😋🍫 4w
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TheSpineView ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
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#SpringSkies Say 26: Definitely one of the most #Poetic journals out there - just released and naturally I had to have it immediately! 🤗💕🌸🪽🪶

Eggs 🩷Stacked🩵 4w
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TheSpineView 😍😍😍 4w
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#SpringSkies Day 25: #BreakInTitle - from my Big Bad Wolf book hunting haul here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-pZ2

Eggs #CoverLove 🩷🩷 4w
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Windwitch | Susan Dennard
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#SpringSkies Day 24: Iseult qualifies as #Neurodivergent because of her stutter believed to be unbecoming of a Threadwitch – who is supposed to be calm (stasis), clear, and collected. My review of the novel here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-eGB

Eggs Excellent 👌🏼 1mo
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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#SpringSkies Day 23: #LieInTitle - I enjoyed seeing how the book-story diverged from what I have seen on TV. But the female dynamics was strong, the friendships credible, and the self-flagellation and insecurities very real – with a layer that provided a deeper perspective, even while it tried to not take itself too seriously. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-kdE

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I enjoyed this one! 1mo
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Poems by William Ernest Henley | William Ernest Henley
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TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
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Telling Stories Wrong | Gianni Rodari
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#SpringSkies Day 22: It‘s a #Tragedy to tell stories wrong. Lols. Book presents given to me by my PhD student who came to visit from Sharjah. The absolute sweetest.

Eggs Lovely 🥰 1mo
Princess-Kingofkings I‘m a sucker for beautiful bookmarks. 1mo
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My Dog May Be a Genius | Jack Prelutsky
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TheSpineView ❤️🐾❤️🐕❤️ 1mo
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Empire of Gold | S A Chakraborty
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#SpringSkies Day 21: This one is an #AwardWinner - the lotus ice cream cake and the book both which won the Goodreads Choice Award for Fantasy. Loving it so far and I am trying to prolong it as much as I can so that I don‘t get to leave the Daevabad world yet. 😭

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Gorgeous 🧡 1mo
Eggs Your photos consistently induce the salivary response 😋🥳🤤 1mo
DebinHawaii That cake!!! 😋 1mo
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Collected Poems | W H Auden
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TheSpineView Great minds! We choose the same poem. 🤩 1mo
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