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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue | Mackenzi Lee
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CallMeIshmael
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Saturday nights

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BellaSingsSongs
Mehso-so

I enjoyed the first 3rd of the read. It began to drag on to have quite a “tweenie romance” flavor as the pages turned. Half way through not only did their journey lose direction but so did the story. However it was certainly worth finishing for the letter that takes up the last three pages. It felt empowering and quite fitting for my current life reflections. The letter summed up the spirit of the story or perhaps the purpose, meaningfully indeed.

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BellaSingsSongs
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I enjoyed the first third of this book very much. It began to drag on and, though not at the start, it began to have quite a “tweenie romance” flavor to it as the pages turned. However it was certainly worth finishing for the letter that takes up the last three pages. It felt uplifting and quite fitting for my current life reflections. The letter summed up the spirit of the story or perhaps the purpose, meaningfully indeed.

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Panpan

.... this was so boring. Maybe if I hadn't read The mermaid and Mrs handcock, I'd find this more interesting. Instead, it's just a story of Victorian-ish teen bad boy who loves his best friend and learns life lessons on a road trip.
I dont know why this was hyped up so much.

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JoyBlue
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Mehso-so

It started out so hot and sassy—I thought this was going to be a slam dunk. It lost some of its razzle by trotting out all the goodies upfront and then drawing out too long. I'm not mad that I read it . . . just wish it could have sustained a little (or a lot) longer.

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GypsyKat
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I‘ve heard a lot of really good things from Littens about today‘s #AudibleDailyDeal so I couldn‘t resist grabbing it!

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Kleerosep
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Pickpick

please please please for the love of god read this book it‘s so amazing and cute and hits the note just right on so many important topics while being a historical fiction and gives you the absolute cutest otp that‘s both queer and biracial in the 1700‘s

Mdargusch I really liked this too! 1mo
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HelvetiCannnoan
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While I‘m at it I should probably tell you guys about the books I found in the lost and found at work, lucky me right?

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Paperback.Propensity
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Over the weekend I was on my way somewhere, and it was very hot, so I stopped at a library because I knew they had a drinking fountain and I was very thirsty. Well, to my surprise, there was a table there with free books!
These are the ones I took home.

Bookishthoughts Nice picks! Follow you Home is an interesting and a bit tough read. Hope you enjoy! 2mo
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Jovy
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Pickpick

A witty, fun read! I was invested more in the characters - Monty, Percy and Felicity - than in the actual adventure. Also kudos to Lee for tackling important issues under all the fluff and humor. Nicely done!

And this completes my summer #Booked2019 season! #genrebusting
#LitsyAtoZ letter G

Cinfhen I‘ve seen so many glowing reviews for this book 😃 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Great review! I like this book too, and keep meaning to read the sequel. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice! Glad it was multi-layered and still fun. 2mo
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Usie
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Pickpick

let‘s just start this off by saying that this book blew my expectations out of the water. as an english person, i expected a book written by an american about a british person to be filled with some stereotypes and misused slang. boy was i wrong! the amount of love and research poured into this book is abundantly clear, and it blows my mind how passionate Lee is for her creation. this book is ~500 pages, but i never once felt like it dragged on.

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IndoorDame
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The last book I read in which the main character was sent on a European Tour. Anyone else wish that was still a thing and your family had sent you off to tour The Continent to keep you out of trouble, or finish your education... #letstravelaugust #globetrotter @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🌎 3mo
TheAromaofBooks “You're really just being super annoying these days - think I'll pack you off to France so you can think about what you've done!“ If only! 3mo
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Usie
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can‘t sleep and i have work tomorrow. hopefully this will chill me out enough to sleep for at least a couple hours

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Usie
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after a rough night of mental health shenanigans, i think a bit of reading on the couch is what i need

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CoffeeNBooks
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TheSpineView I choose the same book! 😆 3mo
Eggs Great choice! 3mo
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TheSpineView
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Eggs I almost chose this one 3mo
TheSpineView @Eggs It was the first thing that came to mind. 3mo
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sammisho
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Pickpick

This book was so much fun! While tackling really important topics like race, class, gender and sexual identity. The audio narrator was fantastic.
#book2019 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
#genrebusting

Hollie I loved this one! 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good pick and review! 📚♥️👊🏻 4mo
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sidherinn
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Victoriahoperose
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Mehso-so

I really enjoyed the description and characters in this book. It had a strong idea and lots of fun and romance and adventure. I just felt like it was way too long. It could have been cut down a lot and still kept with the storyline and been just as good. #booked2019 #genrebusting

Cinfhen A few others read this book for the prompt too! I think they had similar feelings 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good pick, although sorry you didn‘t love it more. ♥️📚👊🏻 4mo
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Soubhiville
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Pickpick

I have to confess, I almost bailed on this. At the beginning Monty‘s antics and attitude were completely unappealing. But as soon as he, Percy, and Felicity left for their tour, it got good. I‘m really glad I stuck with it, as I ended up really enjoying it. I will be reading the sequel at some point.

hissingpotatoes I liked the sequel even better! 4mo
Gissy I enjoyed it too. I already read the sequel. 4mo
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klbwriting
Pickpick

So good and I really liked to historical facts in the back to explain fact vs fiction. Unlikable main character who turns into a likeable person.

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klbwriting
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I have never been called out in a book before. I was just reading to have a good time and feel attacked. #bookpeople

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Sresendez12
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Pickpick

I now understand the #genrebusting prompt a lot better. When I googled the prompt, it was listed as the #1 book on a goodreads list. It was on my tbr, so I decided to get the audiobook and I‘m so glad I did. The story was great. The narrating was even better. I had no idea which way the story was going to turn. A hint of romance, alchemy, thievery, pirates, the list goes on. Will definitely be reading the others #booked2019

Cinfhen Oh, FUN!!! I never thought about the audio!! Good to know 😃 4mo
thecurlybookworm I can‘t believe how long this has been on my TBR! I have a copy but maybe the audiobook is worth a go? 4mo
Sresendez12 @thecurlybookworm I really enjoyed the audiobook, but I‘m also a sucker for accents 😉 (edited) 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review! I‘ve heard such good things about this one. 4mo
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klbwriting
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Another bookmark to leave in this book once I return it!

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AlisonM
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Pickpick

The funniest historical fiction, road trip, gap year I‘ve ever been on!!! So many laugh out loud moments, and tons of hilarious quotes from Monty. Quick, easy read with memorable characters. Can‘t wait to read the sequel. #Book13of2019

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Lyeelia
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Been listening to this while commuting to work and doing housework. I‘m really enjoying it and can‘t wait to see where it goes from here and to listen to the second one. #audiobook

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the-woman-who-read-everything
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“I'm short on a plan but have an abundance of panic“

sprainedbrain Monty is hilarious. 😂 5mo
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LilMrmd79
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Starting this book while I get my pedicure. 😉

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Johanna414
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Mehso-so

This was a fun story, but I wasn‘t as impressed by it as everyone else seems to be... I didn‘t like Monty at all, and by the end I was just impatient for the story to be over. I did like Felicity, so I might give her book a try eventually.

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Johanna414
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Grade a really bad research paper, read a chapter... grade a paper, read a chapter... man, my job is tough!

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zembla
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I've had my eye on this, and it's on sale for Kindle today: $1.99! 👀
https://bookriot.com/2019/05/31/book-riots-deals-of-the-day-for-may-31st-2019/

SW-T Awesome! Happy reading 😄 5mo
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sam.a.nam
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Pickpick

Super hilarious and entertaining, the Guide is a fast read full of adventure, sarcasm, and bittersweet romance. I enjoyed all the characters throughly, and Ms. Lee does a wonderful job of depicting LGBTQ+ struggles in the 18th Century.

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edennugget
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this from start to finish!

The characterisation in this is astounding. Felicity is my favourite, defying all the expectations of a lady. Cannot wait to pick up the Lady‘s Guide.

The plot was fascinating too, introducing slight elements of ‘magic‘ which certainly appealed to my penchant for fantasy.

Overall, this was also very informative. Historical fiction is great! Had never heard of the Grand Tour tradition before this.

8/10

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edennugget
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Scriptum in Oxford 😍😍📚

MayaB1226 Excuse me, is that F. Scott Fitzgerald AND Star Trek? Two of my FAVORITE THINGS within INCHES of each other? I AM IN LOVE. 😍 6mo
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khooliha

A pack of characters I love chasing across a large expanse with something life-changing at the end of the line that everyone is scrambling for? It's not (just) this book and its sequel, it's The Chase!
I really enjoyed the meta explanation for the make up choices in Trek. Also: I have idly wondered if the genetic precursors have any connection to the Founders...
#startreksummermay

Megabooks Me too re: the founders, but maybe it‘s just because the woman in The Chase later portrayed the main female Shapeshifter in DS9 6mo
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BooksOnPointe
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Met Mackenzi Lee over the weekend

swishandflick Jealous!!! 6mo
BooksOnPointe 😂 6mo
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fleeting
Pickpick

It was a very slow start for me but I ended up enjoying it a lot towards the end. Looking forward to reading its companion book. 🐷🐷🐷🐷/5

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SiriGuruDevSingh
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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PurpleyPumpkin
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Pickpick

Just finished the audio version of this book and it was great! I loved Henry Montague‘s wry and irreverent humour. Really well-written. And Christian Coulson was an excellent narrator! I look forward to hearing more of his work. 4/5⭐️

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fleeting
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Helllpp, I can't seem to get into this book. 😔 I'm nearly 100 pages in and though I find the lines real witty and funny, it's just not doing it for me. I had to pick up a B&V jumbo comics (😍) as a breather. I caved in already and bought The Lady's Guide (in hardcover, too) bec the premise really appealed to me, so I'm hoping that one's better than this. 😖

Centique I have those moments too! Sometimes it‘s just not the right time and you can put it down for a while - sometimes it‘s not ever going to be right for you. But Betty and Veronica is Always Wonderful! 😊 7mo
fleeting @Centique sometimes I feel like if I abandon them, I'll never get back to them. 😅 So I try to continue! But yeah there are times when I just give up and donate/give the book away. 😕 And yes, I always buy these B&V collections! 😃🤗 7mo
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fleeting
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This is fun and incredibly quotable, and I'm just at the first leg of the tour - Paris. Also, obviously I am really jealous they get a Grand Tour before going to school. Talk about the ultimate gap year!!

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Mccartershanon
Pickpick

This was a great read!! The adventure was so fun and I love the way the author dealt with all of the complex themes. I still think Ladies Guide is my fave but that‘s just a personal thing

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WriterAtHeart
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Pickpick

A cute historical queer YA adventure novel, "A Gentlemens Guide to Vice and Virtue" was the story to help me out of my reading funk. Monty is a quirky narrator who is in love with his best friend Percy. After circumstances push them off the path of a tour of the European continent, the pair learn how to be true adventurers as they learn about theirselves and each other.

AutumnRLS Looking forward to reading this. 7mo
hermyknee I enjoyed this one, too! 7mo
channelingmcgonagall There's a sequel (ish?) told from the sister's perspective ☺️ 7mo
WriterAtHeart @channelingmcgonagall - Yes- I am excited to read it =) 7mo
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AlisonM
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It‘s cold and wet here in the PNW so today‘s plan includes cleaning, snuggling my three fur babies and listening to my audio book. This little guy decided to get VERY close to me this morning. Loving The Gentlemen‘s Guide to Vice and Virtue so far. #corgilove

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stephothebesto
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this! The rakish charm, the banter, the queer romance, the way Percy and Felicity made Monty check himself fairly often, the descriptions of the cities on The Grand Tour. I like that Monty is deeply flawed, but growing. I also enjoy that he doesn't have an ability to perfectly handle everything situation...he has his strengths and limitations "Fortune favors the flirtatious."

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Pickpick

An enjoyable, solid #QueerYA. Monty is an irresponsible, vain, bisexual rake on his 18th century tour of the Continent. Along for the journey are his smart sister and his sweet BFF (also queer, and Black). They find themselves embroiled in a fantastical adventure including alchemy, thievery, and pirates. Monty is a difficult character to sympathize w/ at times and I didn't feel quite as emotionally invested in the characters as I would have liked.

Crinoline_Laphroaig Monty he's such ass sometimes but couldn't help but love him. Percy 😍 7mo
silentrequiem Oh that reminds me, I need to read the sequel... 7mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @silentrequiem Yeah, I'm interested in finding out more about Felicity! 7mo
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stephothebesto
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ladyshmelton
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Pickpick

Not what I was expecting. It's a cute, enjoyable story, if you're into pirates and excessive drinking and gay teenage boys set in the 1700s. There were things I disliked, but as a whole, I deem it worthy of reading.

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