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Chelsea.Poole
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Current #bookclub read. Our discussion is Monday.
I am nearly halfway in this Civil War era, epistolary type novel.

Mrs_B I‘ve never seen the word epistolary before (has to google it) - thank you for teaching me a new word, I love it! 2d
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Scochrane26
Varina | Charles Frazier
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Some relevant commentary from Frazier. In the book, a black man seeks out Varina, trying to remember his time with her as a child, when she raised him w/ her own kids. V tells their story to him in flashbacks. These are his thoughts. I thought this was the best passage in the book.

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Scochrane26
Varina | Charles Frazier
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“All those stories that tell us who we are-stories of exploration, freedom, slavery, and always violence. We keep clutching those things, or at least worn-out images of them, like idols we can‘t quit worshipping.”
This section stood out to me because the book I‘m reading about gun violence has a chapter about how violence & guns became part of our culture, & the idea is the same.

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Scochrane26
Varina | Charles Frazier

“Inhuman, V says. But that‘s an easy word. We‘ve been doing that sort of thing to each other all through history, back past the Pyramids. Humans are inhuman, whether it‘s by direct action action or acceptance of a horrible action as normal.”
Some interesting quotes in this book.

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Scochrane26
Varina | Charles Frazier
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Stayed up late last night to finish this one. I enjoyed learning more about V, wife of Jefferson Davis. The book changes timelines a lot, so that can be confusing at first. There were parts of her life that Frazier skips that I would like to know more about. Learned about the end of the Civil War from a different perspective. Varina is a survivor, a strong woman (with the help of some opium). Using this for #ReadwithMrBook one word title. @MrBook

MrBook Nice review! 🙂 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3d
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Jess_Franzino
Hospital Sketches | Louisa May Alcott
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Book 2 (audiobook) of #24b4Monday finished at 10h40. (Also 65 % done with Book 3). I LOVE Louisa May Alcott and her witty observation truly does shine through in this book also balanced by heartfelt and honest accounts of working in a Civil War hospital. I had done good chuckles and almost shed a tear a few times. I think I would have liked better to have read it rather than listened, though.

jb72 Great job! 3d
Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏 3d
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EadieB
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Day 25 - #Rivalry #NewYearNewYou #TeamOfRivals #DorisKearnsGoodwin

President Abraham Lincoln was very astute to bring his opponents together when he formed his cabinet.

Eggs Perfect 👌🏼👏🏻🙌🏼 4d
Crazeedi Did you like the book? I've read a few chapters, it in my case of books to finish 4d
EadieB @Crazeedi No I haven‘t read it yet. 3d
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UwannaPublishme
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How sweet you are @Nevermore88 ! 😘Thanks so much for these gorgeous trinkets from your home state. I want to jump into these beautiful postcards and enjoy all the historic and breathtaking sites firsthand. Glad you had some time off during the holidays to spend time with your family. Happy New Year and hugs to you, my dear #LitsyLove friend. ❤️❤️❤️

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CherylRussell
Grant | Ron Chernow
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Glad I read this; I learned so much about Grant that I never realized, such as his dedication to civil rights after the Civil War. Much of what I thought I knew was bits and pieces taken out of context or slanted by political foes. #ronchernow #civilwar #history #biography #doorstopbooks

Eggs Doppelgänger for the late Robin Williams 2w
CherylRussell @Eggs ha! I hadn‘t noticed any resemblance until now. 2w
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CoverToCoverGirl
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A fascinating complicated man of intense faith. This #biography was a page turner so to speak... I couldn‘t stop listening. A narrative rich in civil war detail. Highly recommend. 5🌟
#CJW

Crazeedi I love biographies, I remember reading one in school about him, but of course geared to a younger age group, I'll have to look for this 2w
CoverToCoverGirl @Crazeedi This is easily going to be in my top 5 reads this year.. maybe even # 1 . ....but the year is early yet. 2w
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