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LiseWorks
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 2d
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CrystalE02
Angel of Mercy | Lurlene McDaniel
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Pickpick

I just finished this book. This was actually the first time reading this book. It came out in 99, so I had probably moved away from her books by then. I know I had started reading Tolkien in 99, thanks to my stepdad. I enjoyed reading this book. I felt the topics in the book was with the time period at the time. I rated this book a 3 out of 5 stars.

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TheBookgeekFrau
Change in Altitude | Anita Shreve
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Mehso-so

Set in Africa in the 70s there was a mountain climb, a tragedy, a job, an almost affair, robberies, a disappearance, and another mountain climb. Not quite sure of the overall point, but it held my interest.

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April #Bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

#MountTBR #ReadAway2024 @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

DieAReader 👋🏻👋🏻Next up!! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1mo
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TheBookgeekFrau
A Change in Altitude | Anita Shreve
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"We're climbing Mount Kenya."

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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TheBookgeekFrau
A Change in Altitude | Anita Shreve
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Starting my #Bookspin pick this AM

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Ruthiella
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Two novellas and three short stories, each set in a different African country; all are devastating and heartbreaking. 💔 Most feature children. This is fiction, but we know it is rooted in truth: exploitation, religious violence, ethnic conflict, poverty, despair.

#The52BookClub24 Sticker on cover (Oprah)
#Pop24 Title complete sentence
#TBRtarot (January) YOU in title
#Roll100 February

rockpools That sounds like (!) a very hard read 💔 (edited) 3mo
Ruthiella @rockpools It was. 💔 3mo
Librarybelle It sounds like a hard read but a necessary read. I‘ve not read it, but you‘re probably right that the fiction is rooted in what is happening in reality. 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 3mo
Ruthiella @Librarybelle I was kind of dreading reading it, in fact. 3mo
Ruthiella @TheAromaofBooks Thanks!😊 3mo
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IndoorDame
Unbowed: A Memoir | Wangari Muta Maathai
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I especially loved all the quotes in this that hinted at the reasons behind Wangari‘s strength, determination and resilience.

I loved both the #auldlangspine books I read from @Chelsea.Poole ‘s list in January, and I‘ve started 2 more titles for February.

@monalyisha Thank you for organizing our lists and this giveaway! You did a killer job as usual! Please tell Moxie I‘d love a chance to win Lost and Found from your list.

monalyisha This reminds me of a discussion I just listened to between Maggie Smith & Katherine May! Hers is the only podcast I listen to. Linking to the episode here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5rJtjEsYYMuOy6NtMCFT37?si=ef1c4IDoQwG79k039LmwX... 4mo
monalyisha And thanks for participating in #AuldLangSpine! Moxie is taking notes. 😉 4mo
IndoorDame @monalyisha what a great conversation! Thanks for the link! Maggie Smith‘s poetry hadn‘t been on my radar, but now I‘m really interested to pick up one of her books. 4mo
Chelsea.Poole Wangari is such an inspiration to me ♥️ I'm so glad you picked this title from the list! I loved your list as well. I've finished 4 (American Sunrise, Becoming Eve, Foster, and A Prayer for the Crown-Shy) in January and I hope to read at least 3 others this year! 4mo
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Leopard at the Door | Jennifer McVeigh
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#NEWYEARNEWBOOKS
@Eggs
@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks
@LitsyEvents
#LitsyEvents

Today‘s Prompt: GRANDPARENTS

HISTORICAL FICTION - AFRICA

Can you really ​come back home? Is it always the same or always changed?

Rachel was returning to her childhood home after being in England for six years and living with her maternal GRANDPARENTS for schooling after her mother had passed away.

FULL REVIEW: http://tinyurl.com/2p97vj86

PUB DATE: 1/3/2017

Eggs Perfection 👌🏼 4mo
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IndoorDame
Unbowed: A Memoir | Wangari Maathai
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I finished my first #AuldLangSpine book this morning. Thank you for choosing this one for me @Chelsea.Poole ! I‘d read children‘s books about her before, but the depth of her achievements, and of her indomitable spirit didn‘t really sink in until I read this more substantial account of her life. I‘m completely in awe, and she‘s a welcome addition to the list of women I admire and would like to emulate. @monalyisha

Chelsea.Poole So glad this worked for you. I agree, she‘s absolutely amazing!! 4mo
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IndoorDame
Unbowed: A Memoir | Wangari Maathai
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What a wonderful way to approach the world! …Is this what gives her the unspoiled optimism I‘ve been admiring so much despite having a life that would leave many people jaded? #AuldLangSpine

TheBookHippie 🙃♥️ I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying it! 5mo
IndoorDame @TheBookHippie I just got to the part where the Green Belt Movement gets mentioned for the first time, but in the last chapter she blew past several lifetimes worth of historical achievements that will clearly change the future for women in Kenya without even blinking. I‘m already blown away by her drive and personality! ♥️ 5mo
TheBookHippie @IndoorDame ♥️ I just fell in love with her and am in total awe. 5mo
Chelsea.Poole I love this!! 5mo
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