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The Fair Fight
The Fair Fight: A Novel | Anna Freeman
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NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE AND LIBRARY JOURNALThe Crimson Petal and the White meets Fight Club: A page-turning novel set in the world of female pugilists and their patrons in late eighteenth-century England. Moving from a filthy brothel to a fine manor house, from the world of street fighters to the world of champions, The Fair Fight is a vivid, propulsive historical novel announcing the arrival of a dynamic new talent. Born in a brothel, Ruth doesnt expect much for herself beyond abuse. While her sisters beauty affords a certain degree of comfort, Ruths harsh looks set her on a path of drudgery. That is until she meets pugilist patron George Dryer and discovers her true callingfighting bare knuckles in the prize rings of Bristol. Manor-born Charlotte has a different cross to bear. Scarred by smallpox, stifled by her social and romantic options, and trapped in twisted power games with her wastrel brother, she is desperate for an escape. After a disastrous, life-changing fight sidelines Ruth, the two women meet, and it alters the perspectives of both of them. When Charlotte presents Ruth with an extraordinary proposition, Ruth pushes dainty Charlotte to enter the ring herself and learn the power of her own strength. A gripping, page-turning story about people struggling to transcend the circumstances into which they were born and fighting for their own places in society, The Fair Fight is a raucous, intoxicating tale of courage, reinvention, and fighting ones way to the top.From the Hardcover edition.
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Mitch
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Here‘s my #sundaysoapbox on a Monday!

I‘ve recommended the tagged a lot recently - it‘s a great story, gutsy writing and an under the radar writer!

BiblioLitten Interesting! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ll check it out! Thank you Mitch! 2w
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vivastory
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TBT to the beginning of the year when I finished the tagged book, a #NYWD selection, & afterwards headed to my local sporting goods store to pose my copy with boxing #gloves
#wishesandblessings @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Hooked_on_books I love that you did that. That‘s photo commitment! 2mo
vivastory @Hooked_on_books I got a few strange looks, but it was worth it! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love it!!! 2mo
Eggs What a great idea! 2mo
Megabooks Great photo! Worth the looks. 2mo
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Tera66
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#FallTreasures #Lesserknownbook
@Eggs & @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
This book is about old timey lady boxers, it was pretty good.

Eggs Female pugilists - you don‘t see that often🧐 🥊🤓 4mo
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Mitch
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Yeah - congratulations Christie 🥳🥳
1- Charles Dickens The Christmas Carole. We read is aloud every Christmas - it marks the start of our Christmas holidays.
2- The tagged book ... it‘s quite under the radar and a brilliant historical story involving female wrestlers and its gritty, well told and a real page turner.

TheLudicReader Thanks so much for playing! 11mo
Mitch @TheLudicReader it‘ll be interesting to read everyone‘s answers 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 11mo
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vivastory
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Historical fiction is a genre that I don't typically read, & I was reminded of the strengths of the genre while immersed in Freeman's novel. Narrated in first person POV by a handful of characters & frequently reexamining the same incidents, I greatly enjoyed this book. I won't be able to squeeze in anymore #NewYearWhoDis titles before the month ends, but plan on reading Say Nothing next month. I loved the 3 I read this month. @Mitch @monalyisha

vivastory Side note: The other day I answered a post about a song that would match a book. Frequently while reading Fair Fight one of my favorite songs randomly popped into my head: Joan Jett's Bad Reputation 12mo
monalyisha Bumping this up on my TBR! Glad you enjoyed the month! Thanks for playing! 🙌🏻✨ 12mo
Mitch Im so glad you've enjoy the book - I've loved my three as well ( I've got Transcendent Kingdom for next month!). @monalyshia - you're a magical book matchmaker! 12mo
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ValerieAndBooks Very intriguing!! Stacking. 12mo
readordierachel Ooh, great song pairing! 12mo
vivastory @readordierachel Such a classic! 🤘 12mo
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vivastory
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Started another #NewYearWhoDis selection today & am about halfway through. Set in late 18th century England, this is more than just a story about a woman pugilist (although I'm sold on that concept alone). Flawed characters, slang, pandemics, class repressions & yes, some of the greatest boxing scenes since Raging Bull.
@monalyisha @Mitch

Ruthiella This is on my TBR for 2021 for sure. I love well written historical fiction. 12mo
vivastory @Ruthiella I don't read it very often, but I really should more because when it's done right it's just perfect 12mo
MsMelissa I really need to read this one. Glad you are enjoying it. 12mo
readordierachel Yay! So happy you're liking it. 12mo
Mitch It caught me by surprise when I read it (a booksellers recommendation). It left me with some wonderful images of string and resources full women. 12mo
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Mitch
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Not my final edit - but here are just some of my #5starreads2020. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

AmyG Ooooo, I have to get to Say Nothing this year. Nice list! 14mo
Chrissyreadit I have three of those books! My mom loved The Vanishing Half also- but now I‘m stacking The Fair Fight... one thing I have loved about this is that some books show up on Many lists so must be amazing. 14mo
Mitch @Chrissyreadit The Fair Fight is the one i'm telling everyone to read! its immersive story telling - full of historical quirks and great characters! 14mo
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Chrissyreadit @Mitch def sounds like a book I need in my life! I may just buy it. 14mo
eraderneely I almost put The Fair Fight on my list after your review, but then saw the page count and I slowly backed away. Now is not the time in my life for long books 🤷🏻‍♀️ 14mo
Mitch @eraderneely it‘s one of those books with lots of pages but flys past! 14mo
mommyincolor I read The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. I liked it, but didn't love it as I had anticipated. 14mo
kyraa The silence of the girls was great I loved it 14mo
Mitch @kyraa me to! This was a gift from @amyg and I‘m not sure I would have discovered it on my own. 14mo
Mitch @mommyincolor have you read Mothers?? I‘m going to try that one too 🤞🏼 14mo
AmyG Stacked The Fair Fight. We tend to like the same books and if you say to read it....stacked! I am so happy you loved The Silence of the Girls, too. ❤️ 14mo
mommyincolor @Mitch No, I have not. But I did add The Fair Fight to my TBR list. I'll add Mothers as well. 14mo
CBee @Mitch I‘m reading The Mothers right now and it is excellent 👍🏻👍🏻 14mo
Mitch @CBee I‘m sure to like it then! My Indie has it on order! 👍🏼 14mo
CBee @Mitch I ordered The Fair Fight last night 😁😂 14mo
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Mitch
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A well plotted story set in eighteenth century Bristol, of female fighters, brothels, dockyards and slave traders. Fuelled by female anger and desperation, it's brutal and completely took me to the sawdust floored yards with blood and teeth flying in amongst spit and wagers. What I really loved was the use of language - as we duck fibs and despise the culls it adds brilliantly to the drama.

Ruthiella I‘ve had this on my shelf for ages! Bought it in hardcover when it came out! Good to know you recommend it! 😀 1y
rockpools I really enjoyed this too. 1y
Mitch @Ruthiella @rockpools It was recommended to me by a bookseller. I probably wouldn‘t have picked it up on my own but I really liked it! A real story to get into 👏🏼 1y
Laughterhp I‘ve had this book for so long on my shelf, I should really give it a try. 1y
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Mitch
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I‘m craving a story that I can get lost in - hoping this is it! 🤞🏼

Libby1 Great photo! 🌻 1y
Mitch @Libby1 thank you! 1y
Cupcake12 Love sunflowers xx 🌻 1y
Mitch @Cupcake12 we grew 5 different types this year and they‘re all so lovely. 🌻 1y
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Clare-Dragonfly
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I decided to bail when I found myself skimming. I had hoped that when I got to Charlotte‘s POV my interest would be revived, but I really don‘t like her either. I would read a whole book about Ruth if that were an option!

I‘m disappointed to be bailing on my second #NewYearWhoDis book 😐 @Sarz @monalyisha

monalyisha Bummer! I know @readordierachel loved this one so I had high hopes! 3y
Sarz Don't feel bad about bailing. Life's too short to read books you're not enjoying! Sorry you haven't had much luck with my suggested picks. I'm still making my way through your list, by the way - I had to get two of them through interlibrary loans and it is taking forever! I reserved them in mid-December. I've never used that system before though, so I don't know if this is usual. 3y
Clare-Dragonfly @Sarz I did love The One Hundred Nights of Hero, and in fact I got the previous/companion book from the library yesterday! I got a book through ILL once and it only took a couple of weeks. 🤔 I still have 11 weeks, according to Libby, for the ebook of 3y
readordierachel I did love it @monalyisha ! But I totally agree that it needed more Ruth. She was the best character! 3y
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I was very much enjoying this #NewYearWhoDis book until suddenly Ruth‘s POV stopped! I think I would be much more into George‘s section if I weren‘t missing Ruth. I hope we return to her. @Sarz @monalyisha

monalyisha Ohhh... this one‘s on my personal TBR. Looking forward to seeing more of your thoughts! 3y
Sarz I greatly enjoyed Ruth's and Charlotte's chapters over George's. He doesn't add a great deal to the story. 3y
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Texreader
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I haven‘t read this one yet but given Mom‘s review, looks like a good one! #momreviews @Momreviews

Tamra No put downer - that‘s a strong rec! 3y
Kaye That‘s cool that you have her comments tacked on the books! 3y
gradcat Your mom is a real card...she‘s very funny 😄! 3y
Zelma I adore you Mom‘s reviews! 💜 3y
readordierachel Love it! 😆 3y
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Librarybelle
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Another one I still need to read! #TheBoxer #WinterWonderland

Cinfhen 🙌🏻💚 3y
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theladygreer
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Discovered the recommendations feature on BookBub & have been recommending like crazy. Spreading the word about recent & not-so-recent fave reads, like this gem from Anna Freeman about 18th-century women pugilists. (Really!)

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VeganCleopatra
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Excuse me while I go vomit. 🤢

LibrarianRyan 🤪🤢🤮 3y
readingjedi Yak 🤮 3y
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Texreader
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I‘ve catalogued the first two big stacks by the bed (pictured earlier today) in LibraryThing and bagged most of them to go to the lakehouse. The books pictured are either from our trip to The Strand this summer or I snagged them from my husband‘s big boxes of free books. He used to edit a sci-fi newsletter and still gets brand spanking new review copies. I picked these from his stacks to give away. Can you imagine?

GingerAntics That looks amazing!!! 3y
Texreader @GingerAntics Have you read any of these? Any on your tbr? 3y
cariashley Don‘t sleep on the Anna Freeman, it‘s awesome. 3y
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cariashley Just realized it‘s the tagged book! 3y
GingerAntics No, but I‘m going to have to look into them. 3y
readordierachel Seconding @cariashley The Fair Fight is outstanding 👍🏽 3y
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sammisho
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I immensely enjoyed this book about women boxers in Victorian England. I can't say I have ever read a book like this one. Told from 3 POV's, each one unique and fascinating. Ruth, scrappy, tough, and resourceful, was by far my favorite. Thanks for the recommendation, @LoverofLit.
#pop18 #abookrecommendedbysomeoneelsetakingthepopsugarreadingchallenge

Yeah_I_Read I bought this at dollar tree a couple of weeks ago ! 4y
sammisho @Yeah_I_Read Good find! I never find any good books at my dollar tree! 4y
Yeah_I_Read @sammisho mine is definitely hit or miss and they don‘t get new ones very often but I always check when I go there just in case 4y
LoverofLit I'm so glad you liked it! It really is a unique book in it's reading style, plot and vocabulary. 4y
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sammisho
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Marriage is an impulsive road trip to see my husband's dream car, which was just posted for sale a few hours away. I told him I would go, but he had to listen to my audiobook! Which is fantastic, so lucky him!

Betty What‘s his dream car? 4y
sammisho @betty ....it's black...😂 4y
Betty @sammisho pfffffth! 4y
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sammisho @betty It's a pontiac firebird...I had to ask! 4y
sammisho @betty or maybe a Trans Am. He's saying a lot of car words. I am not sure! 4y
Betty I think that‘s the one I rode in when I helped a friend move from Maryland to California around 1972 4y
Betty He‘d rather talk cars than listen to your audio book. 😄 4y
sammisho @betty I had to give up the audiobook fairly soon into our trip! But he did buy the car, so I will be riding back by myself and can listen without interruptions! 4y
Lmstraubie The perfect compromise 😁 4y
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lindsayp
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Holed up and hiding from the heat with this Very Good Book (disregard dakimakura)

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danibel
Fair Fight | Anna Freeman

“Beyond appearance, however, I found him lacking. He was too shallow to love, a pretty picture hanging upon a blank wall.”

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danibel
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Sarz
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I really enjoyed this one! It's fun and entertaining, and the characters of Ruth and Charlotte are pretty endearing. What annoyed me though was that it took about 300 pages to get passed the events referred to in the blurb, but then the "devastating consequences" were rushed through in the final 100 pages.

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tcheer4life

Hold list Bookpage March 2018

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This book was absolutely lovely. I fell in love with the two female POVs, Ruth and Charlotte and when they finally meet, the storyline quickened and held me captive until the very end. The third POV. George furthered the story but didn't hold up solidly to the ladies. This was a book about the WOMEN, and the men around them who influenced their lives. This didn't have a happy fairy tale ending but instead was raw and realistic. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ and 1/2 stars.

Daisey I felt very much the same about this one. Great review! 4y
LoverofLit Thank you! @Daisey This book will stick with me for a while :) 4y
tpixie Sounds great!! 4y
LoverofLit It really was! @tpixie 4y
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Hilarious old timey phrase of the day!
#pop18 #abookaboutorinvolvingasport #popsugarreadingchallenge

Caroline2 😂 4y
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LoverofLit
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"I became a fury, a tempest, a swarm of bees." Badass female action in this book.
#pop18 #abookaboutorinvolvingasport #popsugarreadingchallenge

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LoverofLit
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"I thought of crowds and mud, maidens and monsters. I thought of split lips, flying teeth and red blood on white linen."

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LoverofLit
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My May Line-up:
1. A Court of Frost and Starlight
2. The Fair Fight
3. The Wicked Deep
4. A Study in Charlotte
5. These Vicious Masks
6. The Devil in the White City
7. Americanah
8. Eleanor and Park
9. November 9
10. Sense and Sensibility
#maylineup #maytbr

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I'm not digging the second POV storyline as much as the first but Ruth was so solid and kickass, that I can understand why. I still do have a fondness for George Bowden, though I have a feeling his loyalties may be misguided. We shall see!
#pop18 #popsugarreadingchallenge2018

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LoverofLit
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This one looked SO good I couldn't pass it up. I'm already in love with the narrator.
#pop18 #abookaboutorinvolvingasport

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emmaturi
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This was the book I received from Willoughby Book Club. I was glad it was a book I don't have, as was worried would get one I already have! #books #bookcovers #hardback #tbr #lovetoread #reading #bookcrazy #bookmad

readordierachel Oh, I loved this one! 4y
emmaturi Oh that is good news! As I had never heard of it! @ReadOrDieRachel 4y
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Wildly entertaining. Fantastic characters, some truly exciting fight scenes, and excellent writing. I'm way into all the slang terms for hands/fists: "paws," "fives," "maulers"! This book kept surprising me & I loved it.

The audiobook is solid but has 3 separate narrators, one for each POV. Since the stories overlap they end up doing a voice for each character. The differences in their styles took me out of it a bit. I plan to reread in print.

batsy Great review! Plus that cover and a blurb by Sarath Waters 👍🏽 4y
LauraJ This sounds fun. I need fun. Stacked! 4y
TricksyTails Your review makes this sound irresistible! 4y
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readordierachel @batsy I'm emarassed that I haven't read Sarah Waters yet, despite having 2 of her books sitting on my shelf 🙈 4y
readordierachel @LauraJ It was fun! There are many serious elements too, but overall it was a pretty uplifting story. 4y
rohit-sawant Awesome review! Stacking! 4y
readordierachel @rohit-sawant I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 4y
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readordierachel
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It's much too early to be at work if you ask me. 😴
But this audiobook is turning out to be amazing!

Librariana I like your liquid companion! 😍❤☕☕☕ 4y
readordierachel @Librariana It was necessary this morning 😁 4y
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rockpools
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I'm not sure what to say about this book. It's brutal, unexpected and I really really enjoyed it. Ruth grows up in a brothel, from where she's drawn into the world of female prize-fighting. Perry & Charlotte lose their family to the pox. And George gets by in his own way. With themes of dependency, poverty, class, unlikely friendships, making your own family & boxing, this made for an unusual but kind of wonderful read. Also kick-ass embroidery!

rockpools If you're listening to the Katy Sobel audio, Ruth and Charlotte's sections are just wonderful (& include genuine Bristol accents rather than generic pirate), but I might borrow a print copy for George's bits!

This was my Olympic sport for #Booked2018 & (I think) my last category this quarter. @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Pic of Queen Square, Bristol, childhood home of the Sinclair family. https://flic.kr/p/bGpvUT
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Cinfhen This sounds so good and congrats on completing all 6 prompts 🙌🏻🎉🎉❤️ 4y
rockpools @Cinfhen Thanks Cindy! 🤓 4y
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rockpools
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Perrie's relationship with his sister appears just #nasty. But when we see the world through her eyes, she might not be entirely sugar and spice and all things nice herself...

#fiercefeb @Cinfhen @batsy

TrishB This looks interesting 👍🏻 4y
Cinfhen It does @TrishB 😊 4y
rockpools @Cinfhen @trishb Definitely interesting! I haven't entirely decided what I think of it yet tho - and audio was only half a good idea! 4y
batsy Looks great! I love the cover 4y
readordierachel A blurb by Sarah Waters can only mean good things! 4y
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Laughterhp
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When you‘ve been out of town and all your books come in at the same time! #GiantBookHaul - still have a few more coming in!

And I only spent $9.99 of my own money on the extra #BOTM pick! 😊

Sounds like a great deal to me!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Sisters Chase ❤️ Nice stack!!! 📚📚 4y
Jess7 I received a notice today that my #botm was delivered too. I‘m looking forward to getting it when I get home from work. 4y
Andrew65 Love The Blackhouse and the whole Lewis Trilogy by Peter May. 4y
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Laughterhp @Andrew65 it‘s been on my TBR for a while! Glad to hear you like it! 😊 4y
Andrew65 @Laughterhp One of my favourite trilogies, and the third book has one of the most memorable jaw dropping moments of any book, left me reeling for quite some time. 4y
Reviewsbylola I‘ve been wanting to read 4y
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rockpools
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Unexpected consequences of audiobook listening: my accent will have well and truly have returned by the end of this. I can already feel my vowels broadening...

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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There was a lot more to this book than I thought there was going to be! I loved getting more than one POV in each situation--truly amazing how differently people remember things. The female characters had this amazing ability to be likeable and not timid and a little strong while still being historically realistic. The contrast between the classes was done really well and throughout. I do wish there had been more of the boxing/fighting scenes.

TaylorMay Ooh this has been on my TBR list for a while. Glad it will be worth it once I get a chance to read it 4y
IolaGoulton It‘s a great cover- unusual but still true to the genre. 4y
TNbookworm Great read! 4y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Historical fiction with female fighters? Yes please! 😱

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Bibliogeekery
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Historical fiction about women in non-traditional situations (in this case boxing)? Sign me up! There were a couple places where the pacing was a bit off for me but overwhelmingly I really enjoyed this novel. It was a compelling narrative with interesting characters in complicated situations.

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Bibliogeekery
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Enjoying this holiday read!

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JPeterson
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Today is my first day back to work after 2 weeks. I am not ready. 😫
Here‘s to strong coffee and the hope I can get some reading in during lunch today. 🤞

umbrellagirl Good luck today!! 4y
AllenTStClair Love the mug! 4y
Soubhiville It‘s my first day back after vacation too 😞. I hope yours is good and goes by fast. Looking forward to a nap afterwards for sure! 4y
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Bookzombie I love your mug! 4y
JPeterson @umbrellagirl Thanks! @Soubhiville Hope your Monday went quickly! Mine did, but I completely crashed as soon as I got home. 😴 4y
JPeterson @AllenStClair @Bookzombie Thanks! It‘s one of my favorites! 4y
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Such a fantastic read, and an unexpected conclusion. Loved it so much, I'm going to read it with my peepers next. It's definitely a great production by Audible, too. The actors never failed to deliver every line in this book, managing to keep me planted in the author's world the entire time. I only wish more pages were devoted to the sport of lady boxing in such a genteel era. Perhaps a sequel will bring more info about these brave brawlers.

Saknicole Yessss! The audiobook was so good too! 🎉 It is such a unique book and gave me all the good Tipping the Velvet nostalgia. 4y
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JPeterson
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Next up 😊
Happy Sunday readings, Littens!

Christine Those granola cups are yummy! 4y
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Librarybelle
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Taking #fangsoutfriday a little bit of a different way...

#hallowreads

Reviewsbylola This has been on my TBR for awhile! 4y
Librarybelle Mine too, @Reviewsbylola ! I got it awhile ago through Book Outlet. #somanybookssolittletime 4y
stacybmartin I really liked this one - looking forward to your review! 4y
Librarybelle That's really good to know, @stacybmartin . Thanks! 4y
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JPeterson
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I had a tough week at work this past week, so my boyfriend ended up surprisingly me with this gem today. ❤
He mentioned that he saw a thread online about this, and it seemed right in my wheelhouse. 😍

BookBabe Aww...how thoughtful. ❤️ Hugs! 4y
PenguinInFlight Aww! That was super sweet. ❤️Big hugs. Here's to a better week! 4y
minkyb That is wonderful! 4y
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Librarybelle
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#bookmail today from my BookOutlet order (on the left) and a Barnes and Noble order (on the right). I was very happy to get a copy of War and Peace and The Divine Comedy.

WarpedSweetness Nice haul! Someone is hosting a readalong eventually of The Divine Comedy I believe. I can't remember who that is. I am sorry. It is written down at home. 5y
Jess7 You have some good ones! Especially 5y
Librarybelle @WarpedSweetness Yes! @Tiffy_Reads is hosting, I believe...I had to make sure I had a copy. 😉 5y
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mjdowens Great Selections👌. Three Sisters Three Queens was a great read 5y
Librarybelle That sounds good, @mjdowens . I've read a couple others by her and am currently in the middle of The Other Boleyn Girl. 5y
mjdowens That is the first book of hers I started with and she became an auto buy author for me after that 5y
Librarybelle I can definitely see why, @mjdowens . She brings the reader into the Tudor era so well. I've read a couple in her Cousins' War series and enjoyed them. 5y
WarpedSweetness @Librarybelle Yes! That is who it is! Lol I plan on buying myself a copy to join the readalong too. 5y
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silentrequiem
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I may have gone overboard (again) with my BookOutlet order.

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is @annamatopoetry's fault. The stack of Eloisa James is a #BlameItOnLitsy, because I found out what a cool person she is.

Suet624 What a great selection of books. The knitting ones look great. 5y
cephareads 😍😍 knitting books! 5y
silentrequiem @Suet624 @cephareads I joke that pattern books are my porn. I tend to make embarrassing noises over a perfectly fitted sweater, or some gorgeous lace, or some truly stunning cables. Especially if the yarn is hand-dyed. 5y
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Suet624 😂😂😂 5y
mjdowens LOL. I have so asked people if I could see the reverse side of their sweaters or to look at the cables closer and then feel it to see if I can tell if it is wool or not. Fiber fiends are all around 😂😂 5y
annamatopoetry Awww yisss 5y
theladygreer Ooh, I just finished The Fair Fight and loved it. Not what I expected -- the first change of narrators really threw me -- but highly recommend. 5y
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