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Year of Wonders
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague | Geraldine Brooks
An unforgettable tale of a brave young woman during the plague in 17th century England from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March and The Secret Chord coming from Viking in October 2015 When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. As death reaches into every household and villagers turn from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love. As she struggles to survive and grow, a year of catastrophe becomes instead annus mirabilis, a "year of wonders." Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a village in the rugged hill country of England, Year of Wonders is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history. Written with stunning emotional intelligence and introducing "an inspiring heroine" (The Wall Street Journal), Brooks blends love and learning, loss and renewal into a spellbinding and unforgettable read. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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jenniferw88
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Eyam in Derbyshire became a #ghosttown when the Black Death arrived. #MOvember @Cinfhen

#keeplitsyactive #disaster @ljuliel

Also thanks to @Caroline2 for sending me this book, as I would've struggled with today's prompt if I hadn't catalogued it on LibraryThing!

Texreader Such a good book 1w
ljuliel Good one, Jennifer. I‘ve not read this but remembered what it was about. That would have definitely been a disaster. 1w
Cinfhen I liked this book!! The Black Plague fascinates me. Do you have any other suggestions??? 1w
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jenniferw88 @Cinfhen it's not the same time period but it's the same virus 1w
Cinfhen Thanks so much, Jenny!! 1w
Cinfhen I haven‘t watched yet / how did Jenny do last night??? 1w
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen she's through to next week 😊🤣😍 1w
Caroline2 You‘re welcome. I really liked this one. 👍 1w
ApplesandSpindles I LOVE Year of Wonders! 1w
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Freespirit A favourite of mine❤️ 3w
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Freespirit
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Second round of much loved books ❤️❤️❤️📚📙

Cathythoughts Fingersmith ♥️ 1mo
Freespirit Love it @Cathythoughts . Have you read The Women in White by Wilkie Collins... there are similarities... 1mo
LeeRHarry Year of Wonders has stayed with me, read it in one sitting 😊 1mo
Freespirit @LeeRHarry it‘s so good..one to re-read! 1mo
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Lynnsoprano
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This showed up in my Bookbub email today. An absolutely wonderful book that I highly recommend. It‘s based on a true story, wonderfully told. Probably in my top ten of the last three years. I know it‘s less than three years since I read this because I‘d never heard of the situation that inspired the book until our trip to Derbyshire three years ago, when we visited the village where the true story transpired.

Amiable I loved this book —my favorite by this author. 2mo
Joanne1 Love love love this book... and the author. 2mo
Lynnsoprano @Amiable I absolutely agree. @Joanne1 Oh, yes. And if you ever get a chance to visit Eyam in England, it‘s worth the visit. 2mo
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megnews ❤️this one too! 2mo
coffeeandwashitape I‘ve picked this up and put it down so many times but you‘ve inspired me to actually try it!! 2mo
Blaire @Lynnsoprano @joanne1 @amiable I also love this author. Went through a phase of reading several of hers in a row. 2mo
Lynnsoprano @coffeeandwashitape I firmly believe that everyone has their own tastes in books, as in music or art, etc. So I don‘t get upset when people don‘t agree with my recommendations. Variety is what makes our society interesting. (edited) 2mo
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Texreader
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Ebook on sale today. I liked this one.

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jenniferw88
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Thankyou @Caroline2 for the surprise #jbuk #bookmail!

SilversReviews A favorite. Love your photo. 3mo
Caroline2 No worries, hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 👍🏻 3mo
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Caroline2
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Ohhhh this was good! Set during the Plague in 1666 in a small town in England; this is the sort of historical fiction where you feel you‘re living through it all with them. Similar to Hannah Kent (but not as depressing!). I‘ve stacked her other books, terrific writing! 👍🏻

Texreader Loved this one too. I‘ve liked all her books I‘ve read so far. 5mo
Amiable This one was my favorite of hers 5mo
Crazeedi I've loved all of hers too, I spy the Romanovs on your shelf, TBR!!! (edited) 5mo
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PirateJenny Based in part of the true story of Eyam, England, where the residents sequestered themselves after they discovered plague in their midst. Also my fave of hers because well, plague. 5mo
Caroline2 @Crazeedi yep mine is tbr too! It‘s so big and beautiful but intimidating!! 5mo
Crazeedi @Caroline2 😉❤ 5mo
Freespirit Such a great book! 5mo
minkyb Love all her work! 5mo
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Olivia306
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Discovered thanks to #Litsy, this novel made me read it in one sitting with its melodious and meticulous writing, despite the terrible things that happen throughout the story. It‘s a good depiction of a harsh reality, but also a quiet and gutwrenching study of what it meant to be a woman during those times. Despite a very improbable ending and several narrative choices (which annoyed me), this is a hard to put down book.📚

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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I heard about this book on a podcast today and instantly wanted to read it.

Cracking up laughing over this cover though.

#ijudgebooksbytheircover

MicheleinPhilly Her face: “Awww man, I caught the plague?” 6mo
Texreader This is a good one! 6mo
allureofbeauty It‘s a really good book. 6mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto @Texreader @allureofbeauty I‘m going to pick it up anyways. I‘ve heard amazing things. 6mo
allureofbeauty @Ashley_Nicoletto you definitely should. I loved it back when. 6mo
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Blueberry
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Pickpick

Two thumbs up. 4 stars each.

Freespirit Year of Wonders was sooo good! 6mo
megnews ❤️❤️ 6mo
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EmilieGR
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Ridiculous, unbelievable book- trying to force modern sensibilities into a historical book with an absolutely laughable eye- roll of an ending

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Blueberry
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I am listening to this on audio and so far so good. But I just read a bunch of reviews that said the last 50 pgs are whack and the ending is crazy (bad). I'm wondering if I should continue.

Freespirit I really loved this book. I read it a long time ago but I think the ending was fine. It is well worth reading! 7mo
VioletBramble I loved this book. The ending made no sense with the rest of the book. I have found this to be a thing with Brooks' novels 7mo
Texreader I loved this book too. I didn‘t have a problem with the ending. If you scroll down a lot you can read my review. 7mo
sblbooks I hope this is a good one, it's on my litsy A to Z challenge. 7mo
Blueberry Thanks @Freespirit @VioletBramble @Texreader I guess I'll keep going. 7mo
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Lauram
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I went for a walk this sunny evening to decompress. Reports can wait for tomorrow. #Litsywalkers

darklydreaming That looks like a lovely path 😊 7mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Going to put this one in my ears - it was recommended to me when I asked what I should listen to. I was listening to The Poisonwood Bible but have not been enjoying the narration at all.

Tamra I liked it quite a bit. 8mo
megnews I didn‘t listen to the audio. But I love this book 8mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @megnews I loved, loved The People of the Book so hoping for the same here! 8mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Tamra 👍 great! Hoping for good things!! 8mo
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Insightsintobooks
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One of my favorite authors, in case you don't have it already.

#kindledeal #kindledeals #ebooksale

Caroline2 Ohhh I‘ve had this on my tbr shelf for yearssss! Is it any good?? 9mo
rwmg Loved it till I got to the totally unnecessary epilogue 9mo
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5280reader
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Fantastic historical fiction sharing one woman‘s journey through life as her village succumbs to plague in the 1660‘s. Makes one grateful for all that we have today. As others have shared, the ending was abrupt and not something I was expecting. Don‘t let that stop you from undertaking this sad yet hopeful book. #litsyatoz2019 4/26 #lettery

Libby1 I hated the ending! It really twisted the history in a nasty way, almost like slandering one long dead. I‘ve been to the town and the story is heroic. I‘m glad you enjoyed the book! 10mo
Cinfhen Not my favorite book by Brooks but still worthwhile. This book is my absolute favorite 👉🏾 10mo
5280reader @Cinfhen Thanks for the recommendation. Added to my list. Really liked her style so I‘m excited for this new adventure. 10mo
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emilyhaldi
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Some mornings you wake up and just take a moment to feel #blessed to live in an era unaffected by The Plague 🤢🙌🏻

Wife Great book! 🌹 10mo
Tanisha_A Photograph! 😍 10mo
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readordierachel Good point! 10mo
mabell Great photo! 10mo
Reviewsbylola Fr fr 10mo
Lauram Fantastic photo! 10mo
Amiable I loved this book 👍🏼 10mo
Cinfhen Ha! Truth 10mo
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Melissa_J
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I don‘t have too many books, I have too few shelves (and I have a lot of shelves 😂). I‘m currently purging books, getting rid of books that I‘ve had seemingly forever and am finally admitting to myself that I‘ll likely never read. The books I get rid of will be donated to my local library, unless either of my pen pals @FantasyChick or @TheKidUpstairs see any they would like? Now it‘s onward to my upstairs shelves.

FantasyChick I had a big purge of my books right before Xmas. Sad to get rid of them, but it was time....and surprisingly satisfying. Plus it means I can re fill with more books, lol. I'm not sure about some of the titles, but I would take that Mindy Kaling off your hands 😉 10mo
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Thanks @TheReadingMermaid I love sharing everyone‘s favourite author. So hard to choose😍but I have picked Geraldine Brooks who is consistently amazing.Her first book Nine Parts of Desire looks at women in Islam, Year of Wonders set in 1600 plague stricken Derbyshire is brilliant. March won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 a story of Mr March from Little Women, People of the Book, Caleb‘s Crossing and The Secret Chord are historical fiction.

TheReadingMermaid Ooooo 😗 I will have to look into him. Thank you so much 🤗 10mo
Crazeedi I've read 2 of hers, I do need to read more of them as I enjoyed the ones I read! 10mo
Freespirit She is an Australian journalist married to an American journalist @TheReadingMermaid and I highly recommend her👍🏼 10mo
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TheReadingMermaid Oh my goodness for some reason I was seeing Gerald instead of Geraldine! 😂 I'm sorry. I will have to look into HER lol. 10mo
elyseh Ruth ware!! 10mo
Freespirit I haven‘t read any yet @elyseh but I have Mrs Westaway on the TBR list 😊 10mo
SailorMoon Gillian Flynn! 🎉⭐ 10mo
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emilyhaldi
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Today's diverse library haul 📚
I'm ready for our readalong! @Cinfhen No idea when we said we were starting, but atleast I remembered to get the book 👍🏻

TrishB That‘s a start 👍🏻 10mo
Amiable Oh, I loved this book. My favorite by Geraldine Brooks. 10mo
Librarybelle Such a good book! 10mo
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Tamra Agreed! 10mo
LeahBergen Year of Wonders. 👍🏻 10mo
BarbaraBB And you‘ve got the Rooney! Can‘t wait to see in which camp you‘ll be 😀 10mo
Cinfhen I literally can not keep track of my buddy reads!!!!! You have some great books in that library haul! I can start Adnan‘s Story today 10mo
Cinfhen And GoodPeople end of next week @JennyM @Redwritinghood and Emily?? 10mo
JennyM @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi @Redwritinghood sounds good with me, and I think Trish is also going to join us if it suits @TrishB 10mo
Birdsong28 @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi @Redwritinghood @JennyM Can I join in on the read along of The Good People? 😘📚📖 10mo
TrishB Good for me! I actually checked I had it the other day! 10mo
TrishB @Cinfhen I keep meaning to write them down! 10mo
Cinfhen Oh wow!!! Fun group!! Yes to all this @JennyM @Redwritinghood @emilyhaldi @Birdsong28 @TrishB perfect book title for our group 😁#TheGoodPeople 😉😘 10mo
Cinfhen I tried to make a page for buddy reads in my #BuJo yesterday @TrishB epic fail 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
TrishB @Cinfhen understand totally! 10mo
Redwritinghood @Cinfhen Perfect! 10mo
emilyhaldi Lol @Cinfhen too bad that #bujo didn't work out for you, I have no idea how you keep up with your buddy reads either!!! 🤯 I am hoping to start Adnan's Story sometime this week but I'm drowning in books at the moment 😆(common crisis, yes??). But will clear my calendar for #thegoodpeople next week!! 🙌🏻 @Redwritinghood @Birdsong28 @TrishB @JennyM 10mo
Cinfhen Let me know when u want to read Adnan‘s Story, Em!! I‘m not in any rush😊 10mo
Reviewsbylola Adnan‘s story is great! I‘ve never listened to Serial tho so it‘s all I know of the case and obviously the book is very pro Adnan. 10mo
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola you never listened to serial?!?! 🤯 10mo
Reviewsbylola Lol no. I don‘t listen to podcasts a ton and I didn‘t start listening to them at all until a few months ago. 10mo
Mdargusch I‘d like to join The Good People buddy read! 🙋🏼‍♀️ @Cinfhen @Birdsong28 @JennyM @Redwritinghood @TrishB 10mo
Birdsong28 Yes that's fine. I think it's starting end of next week @Mdargusch 😀📚📖 10mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! Yes, I think we are starting next week @Mdargusch and it‘s very low key!!!! 10mo
Mdargusch I needed an audible book to listen to so I started it today @Cinfhen 10mo
emilyhaldi Fun!! @Mdargusch glad you're joining in! 10mo
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quirkyreader
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Joining the bandwagon. 🐸

Reviewsbylola Amazing! 🎉🎉 11mo
Suet624 Did you get this info from Goodreads? If so, how do I get it?! 11mo
Birdsong28 @Suet624 You should have had an email with a link if not go to the homepage on the website rather than the app and you should be able to access it that way. 📚📖 11mo
Suet624 @Birdsong28 Thank you! 11mo
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Tamra
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Beautiful writing - my first Brooks novel. It‘s quiet, mainly about character development so it‘s not a book for someone looking for a plot driven story. I liked the very end, but just prior to that there were a couple of odd points. Still not sure how I feel about them - hard to put my thumb on it, but they seemed out of place? Narrator was perfect!

FlowerFairy I really enjoyed this book but didn‘t care for the ending. 😕 12mo
Tamra @FlowerFairy I liked the very end where the MC ended up both geographically and spiritually, but there were some contrivances. 12mo
Insightsintobooks I haven't read this, but loved People of the Book. 12mo
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Tamra @Insightsintobooks I will try that one again. I started it on audio, but for some reason it didn‘t catch, hopefully next time it will. 🤞🏾 12mo
VioletBramble I loved this book until the ending. It didn't make any sense for the character. Brooks is one of my favorite authors but I frequently have issues with how she ends her novels. 12mo
Tamra @VioletBramble I am super picky about endings. 😒 It‘s not very fair of me. 12mo
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2/5 ⭐. I appreciate the research that was clearly put into this book. For me, though, there was no character development, nothing learned as the book progressed. I knew going in that the content wouldn't be upbeat, but there was no other element that appealed to me to make finishing the book worthwhile. #projectsams #projecttbr #mateathon

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Zelma
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My latest #bookhaul from free shelves at my favorite coffee shop and the storage place (I spent the week cleaning out my in-law‘s storage unit). I love free books! And really excited about scoring a copy of Wool after talking myself out of buying it at Barnes and Noble recently.

Louise Nice haul! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 13mo
LeahBergen I liked Year of Wonders and Mudbound. 👍🏻 13mo
Zelma @Louise thanks! @LeahBergen good to know! 👍😁 13mo
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“I read...For the hour in which I am able to lose myself in someone else‘s thoughts is the greatest relief I can find from the burden of my own memories.”

Wife Really good book!🖤 13mo
LikelyLibrarian @Wife Beautiful! I also like her novel, People of the Book. And I want to read March; it won the Pulitzer. 13mo
Wife March was also very good, but People of the Book has never appealed to me. 13mo
LikelyLibrarian @Wife I listened to that one on audio. Maybe it‘s better that way 🤷‍♀️ 13mo
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LikelyLibrarian
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“I used to love this season. The wood stacked by the door, the tang of its sap still speaking of forest. The hay made, all golden in the low afternoon light. The rumble of the apples tumbling into the cellar bins. Smells and sights and sounds that said this year it would be all right.”

Delicious language!

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kspenmoll
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#groundedcoffeeco#Willimantic #summereading

Having breakfast at my favorite coffee shop! Have been tutoring a student,&this book is her summer reading pick. I have a so so reaction to this book. It interested me in the beginning,but about half way through it went downhill for me.For me a rather absurd,unrealistic ending,even for historical fiction! My student will be finished by Monday;curious to hear her reaction to the last part of the novel.

Cinfhen I liked this one! Ending surprised me but didn‘t take away from my reading enjoyment 1y
kspenmoll @Cinfhen My student likes it too! It did get good reviews! She told me that the book makes her reflect, make historical connections, & talk in her head- perfect! What you want in a reader.She had a unit on Puritan/ early colonial lit this past year. The writing & characters are well done;the quick plot changes just did not work for me,nor the ending. 1y
minkyb I‘m with @Cinfhen on this one. Your student sounds quite interesting! 1y
kspenmoll @minkyb She is wonderful! I am predicting she will be with you & @Cinfhen 1y
Cinfhen I‘m REALLY impressed with your student‘s assessment 1y
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Cinfhen
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#AbbaInAugust For the past 3 days I‘ve been simultaneously reading 2 books about small English villages; 1 set in 1666 the other present day. Well #GimmeGimmeGimme MORE books like this one!!! The story of a brave woman finding her strength and fortitude during the black plague. While the subject matter was grim & dark this book was unputdownable. Geraldine Brooks constantly amazes me with her HF. Highly recommend 🌟🌟🌟🌟

MrsMalaprop Great book 👍. 1y
megnews One of my favorites! 1y
Kalalalatja Sounds like I need to read some Geraldine Brooks! 1y
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Cinfhen OMG!! You have too, @Kalalalatja my favorite is 1y
TrishB Another author I‘ve not read 🤷‍♀️ 1y
Centique Ive just discovered Geraldine Brooks in the last 12 months and absolutely love her - I‘ve already stacked this or else I would! 1y
Cinfhen I LOVE her storytelling @TrishB @Centique There‘s something about her writing that reminds me of Alice Hoffman 🤩 1y
Cinfhen I‘m happy to mail u my copy @Centique 1y
LeeRHarry I devoured this in a day - glad you enjoyed it! 😊 1y
Centique @Cinfhen oh no, don‘t do that! I‘m practically on another planet over here as far as the postal service is concerned 😂😂 I‘ll public library it 👍👍 1y
Cinfhen You are kind of far @Centique 😂😂if u can‘t find it let me know 💕 1y
Mollyanna I love Geraldine Brooks. Found her at book club with March, but agree that her best (for me so far...) is 1y
Mdargusch I have not read her either. I‘m stacking both books! Great review and photo! 👍🏼 1y
Meredith3 I like the sound of this book! 1y
RebelReader Geraldine Brooks is amazing! 👍🏻 1y
ElishaLovesBooks I loved this one too! 1y
emilyhaldi I've had this stacked for so long!!! Excited about your rave review 😄 1y
Reviewsbylola I really loved this book. 1y
minkyb Totally agree! 1y
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LikelyLibrarian
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Driving through Stowe, Vermont, hoping to see some covered bridges. Came upon a library book sale and got the Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. The library used to be a school and surrounding it were two other one-room schoolhouses. I kid you not, one of them was red and called the Bloody Brook Schoolhouse. Imagine going there!

Kmmsellers That‘s so cool! 1y
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kspenmoll
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#leaningtowerofbooks #libraryhaul #summerreading #overdidit
Went to the library today to return books & cane out with the biggest haul ever. I can renew... Optimistic as I start back to work in our summer program next week, but I felt such a thrill in the stacks...

LiteraryinLititz The same thing happened to me yesterday! I know how you feel. 😁 1y
merelybookish That's one of the joys of the library -- bringing home more books than you can ever read! 1y
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kspenmoll @merelybookish So true! I just love looking at all that possibility! 1y
batsy What a lovely stack 😍 1y
Suet624 Are you feeling excited, overwhelmed, or both? 1y
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Anytime I drive through Nashville, I always have to stop at McKay‘s. It‘s the best. And Nashville thinks it is the best too. Opened at 11, I arrived at 11:15, the parking lot was already packed. We‘re not reading this until later in the year for bookclub, but since I was going to bookstores I was looking for it. None of the other bookstore I went to had this book, even in the used section. McKay‘s did. And for only two dollars.

nomadreader I adore McKay's! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ll be in Nashville (or more properly an hour South) in November. McKay‘s is on my agenda! (edited) 1y
BookMaven407 McKay‘s is my favorite used bookstore! I‘ve been to the Nashville and Knoxville locations. ❤️ 1y
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A tale of a brave young woman during the plague in 1666 England. A good read and fascinating story based on an English village that quarantined itself when plague was brought to their town. The story is told through the voice of a strong young woman, Anna Frith. Although the subject matter seems grim, it is a wonderful story of a village coming together during a time of devastation.

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aliasNayNay
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Hubby comes home from work and ask if I want to go to the bookstore....YES!

This is what I came home with.

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toofondofbooks
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One of my favorite quotes about motherhood. Happy Mother's Day!

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LaurenReads
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So depressing (as any book about the plague would be), but I couldn‘t put it down. Based on an actual town in England that quarantined itself when plague hit in the 1660s. It‘s a slow moving, but amazing novel. I was a bit bothered by the ending, but otherwise a great book.

Cinfhen Been meaning to read this book for ages 2y
Wannabe_Quijote I loved this one! I remember being really moved by it. 2y
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Q84
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This was such an interesting story of hardship and well worth reading

LeeRHarry I enjoyed this one too- I read it in one sitting 2y
SilversReviews This is my favorite book of hers. 2y
Q84 @SilversReviews I don't think I've read any others by her. I might check them out. What was your favorite? 2y
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SilversReviews @Q84 This was my favorite. I read Caleb‘s Crossing and The Chord - didn‘t like them. Others loved them. I also read The People of The Book and liked that one, but Year of Wonders is my favorite. I even looked up the city where the plague took place. Very interesting. 2y
Q84 @SilversReviews Thank you for the insight! 2y
SilversReviews @Q84 You are welcome 😍 2y
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Tamra
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I am a paper book lover, my first love. However, I have been contemplating e-readers because we are on the road camping during the summer for long periods and I don‘t have to explain the book issue that raises to Littens. But, what finally tipped me into the plunge is @ForeverNerdy ,the sweetheart she is, sent me the tagged e-book. 😍 I don‘t want to read it on my phone, soooooo I tapped on “Buy Now” and here is my new toy. Thank you Krista!

FlowerFairy 😍 Love your case! Year of Wonders is a very good read! I greatly prefer physical books, but also love my kindle for the convenience of carrying hundreds of books wherever I go. 2y
LeahBergen Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
callielafleur That's awesome! Geraldine Brooks is a favorite of mine. 2y
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SilversReviews Year of Wonders is my favorite book of hers. That is a very gorgeous cover. (edited) 2y
merelybookish Enjoy!! 2y
Bookmarkie Libby app is awesome. Getting library ebooks is my latest obsession. 2y
Tamra @Bookmarkie so I can get library ebooks via the library on the paperwhite? 2y
Bookmarkie Yes! I've got a Paperwhite, also. Libby is way more user friendly than Overdrive. You can tag TBR on Libby too / bookmark them. Audiobooks as well. Just link to your library card 2y
Tamra @Bookmarkie where do I start? On the library website? I‘m not sure how to link the two. I have Overdrive on my phone for library audiobooks. 2y
Bookmarkie Download the Libby . It will guide you through. 2y
Bookmarkie That should say Libby app. 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh I‘m so happy! I agree I love paperback too & was hesitant a few years ago to get a ereader. I started with a kindle fire, then went to paperwhite that‘s the one I love! Not only does it cut down on bookshelves because like me I know you to live in a smaller home. But no waiting to read! Buy a book & no waiting for the mail. I don‘t do Amazon shopping except for digital stuff. Books take weeks to get to me (physical)! I hope you enjoy your new 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 ereader. And the book! I enjoyed it so much, so when I saw it on kindle books I remembered you had it on your tbr list! I‘m your Litsy stalker 👀 Beautiful case too!!!! 2y
Tamra @Bookmarkie do I download it from the Paperwhite? When I type in the search window it just brings up book titles. 😅 2y
Tamra @ForeverNerdy bahahah, I‘m flattered I have a stalker. 🤗 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 @Bookmarkie thank you for sharing the info! I need to look this is too. I‘m electronic challenged so I‘ll have my husband download the app. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Leftcoastzen It‘s a tool. I hope you enjoy it.I love regular paper books but whatever format is most convenient to keep people reading I‘m for it.After all that , I use Overdrive on tablet but I still have a first generation Kindle. 2y
Bookmarkie @Tamra it's very easy. You'll get it! 2y
Tamra @Bookmarkie ok, got it! Thanks! 2y
Flaneurette According to librarything I‘ve got >1000 paper books but I absolutely love my kindles. I never thought I would like e reading but it is great! I was able to join Hennepin county library system and it‘s made a huge difference in my borrowing. My local St. Cloud library doesn‘t have many ebooks so def check into it not sure where in Mn you are but quite a few out state lib systems are able to use Hen. County 2y
minkyb Fabulous book to inaugurate your new e-reader. 2y
SandyW @Bookmarkie @Tamra - You can add to your TBR on Overdrive as well, Just click on add to wishlist, our the little plus icon. 2y
SandyW Personally, I prefer Overdrive for reading and Libby for audio books. 2y
Tamra @SandyW can I listen to audio on Paperwhite? 2y
Tamra @Flaneurette 😮 can I access HC library? I‘m in Goodhue C in Red Wing, about 60 mi south of TC. That would be great bc our selection of audio especially is limited. (edited) 2y
Tamra @minkyb that‘s what @ForeverNerdy was saying. I do love historical fiction. 😸 2y
minkyb I love all her books. 2y
Flaneurette Go to the hclib.org website and select get a card for mn residents, you can then register your(red wing)library card online. It takes a few days but they really do have a great selection of audio and ebooks. Let me know if this helps! 2y
Tamra @minkyb this will be a first for me. 😃 2y
Tamra @Flaneurette thank you for the tip, I will! 2y
SandyW @Tamra Sorry, I don't have a paperwhite. Out main library has tech helponce a month, perhaps yours offers something like that as well? 2y
Tamra @SandyW I will do some reading & also ask. Thanks for the idea! I haven‘t had much chance today to play around with it to explore. (edited) 2y
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Lynnsoprano
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🌿retired middle school choral director/handbell director/music teacher 🌿reading, cooking, gardening 🌿dogs, even though we haven‘t had one for more than 3 years 🌿blue, any shade 🌿chocolate candy🌿wine😊 🌿bromeliads 🌿spring 🌿Fan of historical novels. @hermyknee #litsylovelist

tpixie 3 of my four kids were in a hand bell choir in grade school. They loved it! 2y
Clare-Dragonfly I loved handbell choir too! I would love to join one as an adult but there aren't any close enough to me. @tpixie 2y
tpixie @Clare-Dragonfly our church used to have one too. It‘s so pretty sounding!! 2y
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UwannaPublishme Handbell choirs! 🎼🙌🏻 2y
Susanita Handbells!! 2y
Lynnsoprano @Susanita @UwannaPublishme @tpixie @Clare-Dragonfly I took over handbells when the handbell teacher retired and didn‘t know the first thing about ringing. But I fell in love with it. My favorite days were when I‘d let one of the kids direct and I‘d ring😄 2y
tpixie @Lynnsoprano great memories! And what a great idea! 🛎 2y
tpixie @Clare-Dragonfly not where I live now either... 2y
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Lynnsoprano
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#DecDays #seasonsoflove Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes. Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear. Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes. How do you measure, measure a year?

Cinfhen In daylights?
In sunsets?
In midnights?
In cups of coffee?
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife?
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Cinfhen I also need to read the tagged book already!!!! 2y
LeeRHarry This is a good one- I read it in one sitting 😊 @Cinfhen 2y
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Lynnsoprano @cinfhen I love it—your comment and the book! I had visited Eyam, the village that inspired the book, before I read it, so I had a vivid image in my mind as I read. But I wouldn‘t have needed to make that visit to appreciate the beauty of this story. 2y
Susanita Thanks for the earworm! 2y
Lynnsoprano @susanita Glad to oblige😎 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I loved this book. 2y
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izah.ahmad
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Mehso-so

Am having a hard time to consume this grim book!

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izah.ahmad
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Taking a break with this one

Sace What a lovely spot for reading. 2y
izah.ahmad @RestlessFickleBookSlut it is! A hidden gem indeed 2y
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Pickpick

Finished my Y book for #litsyatoz! Three more to go. I️ loved that Brooks narrated this book herself. She did a marvelous job. This book is based roughly on a true story of the plague in 1665-66 and a town that decided to quarantine itself when the plague showed up in order to save the surrounding towns. Could you do that knowing the death rate would be staggering? A very well told story.

Bookzombie Woohoo only 3 more to go! 👏🏻 2y
mrp27 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Texreader @Bookzombie @mrp27 I️ think I️ might make it. Q and X are well underway. Hubby is supposed to loan me his graphic novel of V for Vendetta and then I‘m home free!! Fingers crossed and reading up a storm!! 2y
mrp27 You got this! 2y
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Flowers are my jam!! They are too costly to keep them in the house though but sometimes I treat myself.. This book is in my November #tbr pile and i can‘t wait to read it! 🌼🌼🌼

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Just started this audiobook less than an hour ago. I am enjoying the author as the narrator.

[DELETED] 3803335244 I read this one & really liked it! Great book 2y
Texreader @ForeverNerdy Glad to hear that! 2y
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