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Joined May 2016

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TheSpineView Perfect!❤️ 10h
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#JulyJam Day 1: Perhaps a solution to sadness is #JokeDay? 🤣 lols. Picturebook gift given by my doctoral student.

Eggs Beautiful cover! 11h
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TheSpineView Great choice!💜 1d
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The Library at Night | Alberto Manguel
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#BookMoods Day 30: #SetInAPlaceYouLove - the library!!!

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TheSpineView ❤️ Silverstein 2d
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El Filibusterismo | Jose Rizal
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#BookMoods Day 29: #SetInAnotherCentury, this baby by Dr Jose Rizal was published in Ghent in 1891. Read it when I was in highschool, and looking forward to rereading it as part of #DecolonizeBookshelves2022

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻📚👌🏻 3d
Eggs 🌿💚👏🏻 2d
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The Shadow King | Maaza Mengiste
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#Two4Tuesday
👑Do fairy tales count? lols. I gravitate towards royalty among people of color than British/European gentry
👑The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste is riveting and powerfully written.
#DecolonizeBookshelves2022
Thank you for the tag, @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Of course, fairy tales count! Thanks for playing! 3d
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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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#BookMoods Day 28: I am expecting something #Bizarre from this (not so) new novel of Jemisin. In preparation for our upcoming trip to NY! 💕💕

Eggs I actually read this last year-futuristic! 4d
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No One Is Angry Today | Toon Tellegen
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#BookMoods Day 27: Perhaps not a #MadeYouMad kind of book since no one is angry today. 🤣🤣📚📚📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤩 4d
Eggs Beautiful 😍 4d
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The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals | George Gordon Byron Baron Byron, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle)
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TheSpineView Excellent choice! 6d
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#BookMoods Day 26: #MadeYouCry kind of narratives. Thoroughly heartbreaking.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💔🥲📚 6d
Eggs ❤️‍🩹📖 ☢️ 5d
jlhammar I thought about Last Witnesses for this prompt. Just devastating. Alexievich is amazing. 5d
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TheSpineView 💜💜💜 7d
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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👏🏻📚 7d
Eggs Enjoyed 11/22/63!! 6d
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A Thousand Miles of Stars | Walter McDonald
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Graywacke 💙 1w
TheSpineView Beautiful!💙 1w
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The Radiance of the King | Laye Camara, James Kirkup
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#BookMoods Day 24: Our final #NYRBBookClub selection - happening in July - seems to be about #Royalty.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👑 📚🙌🏻 1w
Eggs 🤴 🧡👸🏻 1w
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Poet on a Scooter | Harry Roskolenko
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TheSpineView Lovely! 1w
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#BookMoods Day 23: There is #Silence in between the spaces/pages of this deeply affecting nonfiction account of what happened in Chernobyl.

DisneyFan I read this book after I saw the HBO series and it was haunting. 1w
RebL Oh geez with this photo! Now I want to skip out on work to read (pretty normal) AND eat. I'm about a chapter into The Blackbird Girls, which begins at the onset of the Chernobyl disaster. 1w
Eggs Don‘t know what that meal is but I want to have it anyway! 1w
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A Leaf Can Be . . . | Laura Purdie Salas
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TheSpineView Excellent! 1w
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#BookMoods Day 22: Fits our #InTheMountains prompt for today. Recent book haul.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover ⛰💙 1w
Eggs Sumptuous cover! Must read! 1w
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Naming the Stars: Poems | Joyce Sutphen
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TheSpineView Excellent poem! 2w
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Bibliolepsy: a novel | Gina Apostol
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#BookMoods Day 21: Perhaps this is #AboutAddiction to the written word - or something akin to it. Recent book haul.

Eggs Nicely done ✅ 1w
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TheSpineView Lovely 2w
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I Hate Borsch! | Yevgenia Nayberg
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#BookMoods Day 20: #FoodOnTheCover for this Overdrive find.

Eggs 👏🏻😄📚 2w
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TheSpineView Makes me sad to think ranches are not what they used to be. 2w
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1919 | Eve L. Ewing
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#BookMoods Day 19: This story is #ToldInVerse, I think. Looking forward to reading it. Recent book haul.

Eggs 💙💧 ❤️‍🩹 2w
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TheSpineView Perfect!💙 2w
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Letters to Milena | Franz Kafka
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#BookMoods Day 18: This fits the #Epistolary prompt to a T. A Big Bad Wolf book find.

Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 2w
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TheSpineView I choose the same poem! I have always loved this poem. So well written and very powerful. 2w
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All My Rage | Sabaa Tahir
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#BookMoods Day 17: I love how this book is so #MusicRelated, there is even a Spotify playlist made to put together all songs referenced in this riveting young adult novel which I have just finished reading for my book club here in the UAE.

Eggs 💗🎼👏🏻 2w
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Family Lexicon | Natalia Ginzburg
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#BookMoods Day 16: #CurrentReadAndSelfie while in Naples. Now back in the UAE but longing for Italy‘s coastline (and cheese and pasta and pizza lols).

Eggs Beautiful 📚🤗 🇮🇹 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 2w
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Forest Has a Song: Poems | Amy Ludwig Vanderwater
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fredamans We chose the same. Poor Rocky Raccoon. 2w
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Invisible Cities | Italo Calvino
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#BookMoods Day 15: This would definitely qualify as a #BookYouRegiftOften - beautiful writing, otherworldly musings. Bari coastline, 2022.

Eggs Awesome 😎 2w
fredamans My hubby is Pugliese and his family is from Bari. 😊 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💙 2w
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Arturo's Island | Elsa Morante
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Our week-long anniversary (24 years of marriage, 31 years of being together) slash work trip to Bari/Naples was exactly what we needed. Now back in the UAE but longing for seaside Napoli. 🌊🌅 Happy to have discovered Neapolitan novelist Elsa Morante as well. 📚📚📚

wanderinglynn Happy anniversary! 🎉🥂 3w
DivineDiana Cheers to many more years of love! 👏🏻💞🎉 3w
Graywacke Morante is a fantastic writer…. I need to read more of her. Oh, right, sorry, happy anniversary! 3w
Ruthiella Happy Anniversary! 🥳🥳🥳 3w
TieDyeDude Happy anniversary! 2w
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Invisible Cities | Italo Calvino
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#BookMoods Day 13: This is definitely #AFriendsFavorite and after finishing it yesterday on our way back from Naples to UAE, I can see why.

DivineDiana What a delicious looking plate of treats! ❤️ 3w
Eggs Perfect 🤩 3w
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Lullaby | Lela Slimani
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#BookMoods Day 12: Practically all the books I buy have #BeenOnShelfForever - most are still wrapped in plastic from when I bought them.

Eggs I‘m sure you have an extensive library!📚 💚 📖 3w
Zoes_Human Your books come wrapped in plastic?! Where are you? 3w
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The Poems of Wilfrid Wilson Gibson | Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
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TheSpineView Great poem! 3w
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#BookMoods Day 11: A current #DNF but I hope to finish it eventually. My mood allows me to dip into the essays every now and again.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great photo 📷 (edited) 3w
Eggs Fun!! 3w
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Family Lexicon | Natalia Ginzburg
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#BookMoods Day 10: Not sure if this book about a huge Italian family #IncludesRecipes - but I have a feeling it does. With Castel dell‘ovo in the background here in Napoli. 🌸🌸🌸

tokorowilliamwallace Love the cheesin'! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I agree! Beautiful photo ❤️ 3w
Eggs Great smile as always 💕 3w
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TheSpineView Another great find! 3w
Dilara This poem was new to me, and I loved it. Thanks for putting it on my radar😀 3w
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#BookMoods Day 9: This is definitely a #ByYourFavoriteAuthor title - I will read anything Elena Ferrante writes. Taken at the Dubai airport a few days ago on our way to Naples. I am now done with my research meetings in Bari and now back in Napoli this morning for some Elena Ferrante fix. 🌸🌸🌸

merelybookish Have fun!! 3w
Eggs Great photo 😍😍 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome photo ❤️ 3w
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Invisible Cities | Italo Calvino
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🌸 ✈️🏝🤓
🪷This Is The Canon - but more titles coming from Southeast Asia - maybe I should write this lols
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Tagging anyone who wants to play. :)

Eggs 📚⭐️👍🏼 3w
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Whiskey in a Teacup | Reese Witherspoon
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#BookMoods Day 8: I always value Reese Witherspoon‘s #CelebBookClubPick

Eggs 👍🏼📚🤩 3w
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A Fine Balance | Rohinton Mistry
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#BookMoods Day 7: This tome has #600PlusPages in total. Perfect for our #DecolonizeBookshelves2022 reading theme.

Sapphire I loved this book 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Excellent 🙌🏻📚 3w
vlwelser ❤❤❤❤ 3w
Eggs 💗📚👍🏼 3w
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So thrilled to be in Naples, the birthplace of Lenu and Lila of the Neapolitan Quartet. Gnocchi, seafood vongole, and limoncello for our first meal when we arrived yesterday.

Alfoster Wow, lucky you!❤️👏 4w
Lindy Perfect vacation reading. Enjoy! 4w
4thhouseontheleft Yum! Enjoy your trip! 4w
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LeahBergen Lucky you!! ❤️ 4w
sarahbarnes Yum!! 4w
TheLibrarian Enjoy your trip! That looks delicious and Italy is just so lovely. 4w
EKonrad So jealous - of the location and the food!!! 😊 4w
Chelsea.Poole Oh wow! The food looks amazing, have a great trip!! 4w
Bklover Have a wonderful time! 4w
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Collected Poems | W H Auden
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TheSpineView Good one!❤️ 4w
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Luis Paints the World | Terry Farish
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#BookMoods Day 6: #4WordTitle that is an Overdrive find. Review is forthcoming.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 👏🏻 4w
Eggs Beautiful 😻 4w
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TheSpineView Perfect!💜👑💜 4w
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#BookMoods Day 5: A lot of #LaughOutLoud moments with our purty foster furry baby Snickers, who is technically an old girl. 🐾🐶🦴

kspenmoll This makes me happy!!! 4w
GatheringBooks @kspenmoll i am so happy it did! Snickers brings us lots of joy. 🐶 4w
Cathythoughts What a cutee ♥️ 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💞 4w
Eggs Sweetness 😊💕👌🏼 4w
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Tofu Takes Time | Helen H. Wu
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#BookMoods Day 4: You need a lot of patience and #Positivity because Tofu Takes Time. An overdrive find. Review is forthcoming.

Bookwormjillk My daughter read this and talks about it all the time. 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤩 4w
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TheSpineView New one to me! Excellent pick!❤️ 4w
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