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Chelsea.Poole
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Cinfhen Yay!!!! Congrats 🍾 Here‘s the link everyone https://forms.gle/sMyR1gVJciu1HqkA9 1d
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CaitZ
China: A History | Cheryl Bardoe, The Field Museum
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I chose the shortest book to start with my #NovelNovember goals. This is a YA history of China. It was published to go along with one of the Field Museum's exhibits. It covers China from prehistory to about 1912. I know very little about China and this helped to expand my knowledge. It also is my book for #SetInChina for #Booked2022 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 3w
Cinfhen Cool choice!! 3w
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Chelsea.Poole
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Listened to this a couple books ago, a recommendation from @Megabooks from awhile back that I just now got around to. I knew very little about Hong Kong prior to listening to this and now have a real feel for the city through the eyes of Karen Cheung, resident who got her start writing about Hong Kong for foreigners in English publications. Also using for #booked2022 #setinchina which kind of works and kind of doesn‘t lol

Megabooks Glad you enjoyed it too. Hong Kong is such an interesting place. 1mo
Cinfhen Cool! My ideas about Hong Kong are based on Jackie Chan movies 🙄definitely need to read this! 1mo
SamAnne I got to live there for about 6 months in 1991 and it was a transformative life experience for me. So different than I expected. Loved it. It's a different place today. Wish Hong Kong could have secured independent rule. 1mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Untitled | Unknown
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My #Booked2022 Quarter 3 recap. I have 5 more to go before it's complete.

❄ 3 These Violent Delights #SetInChina

? 9 A Grain of Wheat #AuthorBornInAfrica

? 10 Tailwinds Past Florence #MakeYourOwnPrompt "Written by someone with whom you've shared a meal"

? 16 Her Fearful Symmetry #AboutSisters

? 17 After We Were Stolen #NewIn2022

? 18 Last Summer at the Golden Hotel #SetInAnInnLodgeOrHotel
? 21 All Systems Red #AHopePunkNovel

BarbaraTheBibliophage Wow - great job! I see your entry on our list! 2mo
Cinfhen Well done!! So sorry you weren‘t our third quarter winner - best of luck for the final drawing 💕 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Cinfhen The drawing is just a cherry on top. I do the challenge because it's fun! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m so glad you love the challenge 🫶🏼we‘re gearing up for #Booked2023 - watch for details soon 😻 2mo
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DarkMina
The Dragon Republic | R. F. Kuang
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42 of 2022. #Booked2022 #setinchina ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice! I used the first book from this series for this prompt. Also looking forward to her new book, out soon. 4mo
Cinfhen Well played 🥳 4mo
DarkMina @Cinfhen Thanks! 4mo
DarkMina @BarbaraTheBibliophage I am liking this series so I will have to check out her new one. Thanks! (edited) 4mo
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jenniferw88
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TrishB We‘re going to have to know what didn‘t make it 5 stars next week! Hoping to get to this weekend. 5mo
Cortg Oooh, my daughter‘s reading this. The author graduated from the college she‘s attending 😀 5mo
BarbaraBB So many prompts 👌🏽 5mo
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jenniferw88 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage just changed the prompt for #booked2022 as I don't think I'm going to get to my China book, and this one is set in China(town)! And I'm sure I'll find another #comingoutstory! 4mo
rockpools You‘ve reminded me I still need to review this one. I really enjoyed it! 4mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard great things about this one!! 4mo
Cortg I‘m glad you liked it! I‘m waiting for my daughter to finish before I start it. Hopefully she finishes before she heads back to school 🙄 4mo
KarenUK I love the prompt use (Chinatown!) I think I might steal that idea! 4mo
squirrelbrain Great prompt choices! 4mo
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tdrosebud
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Cinfhen Great match!!! I loved this book!! I learnt so much 🧡 7mo
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alisiakae
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I had higher hopes for this book, as I was very interested in the interracial adoption storyline, but I felt the story really dragged. It took me ages to read. At least it fulfilled some prompts! The parts I did love was the exploration of adoption trauma, and an example of how inhumane our immigration system is (saying more would border in spoiler territory).

#booked2022 #setinchina
#pop22 #doublelife

Cinfhen I liked it when I read it but recently @BarbaraBB read it and she had VERY similar thoughts like yours 7mo
BarbaraBB That‘s right @Cinfhen I felt it dragging along too unfortunately 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
marleed Oh I read this one a few months back. It was a slow pick for me. I erred on the side of a pic because the storyline was an immigration experience I had not considered - and I really like to learn from immigration stories. But the book itself did drag. 7mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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This epic fantasy is solidly based in real China / Japan relations during the 20th century. At the same time, the main character has meaningful development as she transforms from a rural orphan to a military neophyte. She‘s charming and smart, if also completely beyond her depth. The fantasy aspects are rooted in Chinese culture and myth. Overall a win!

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2022
#setinchina #booked2022

BarbaraTheBibliophage Decided to go alternate China for this prompt — not realizing how historically based this book is. @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft 8mo
Lexeegee Great book. I have read the first two of the series. Looking forward to the third. 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Lexeegee My plan is to dive into book two this month!! 8mo
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TrishB
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I really enjoyed this historical novel, from China in the 1930s to present day US. Learned a lot about that period too. A really good read.
#setinchina #booked2022

Cinfhen Yay!! 8mo
Cinfhen Gorgeous cover 😍 8mo
TrishB @Cinfhen the cover is lovely and the reveal about the title ♥️ 8mo
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Cathythoughts Oh good ! I just read this post and now have ordered it ….. and Flamingo too .. early morning book shopping 🛒😁 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I almost grabbed this one from #botm. But then I restrained myself. Still, I‘m sure I‘ll read or listen based on reviews like yours. 8mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts love that early morning shopping! 8mo
TrishB @BarbaraTheBibliophage hope you enjoy when you get to it👍🏻 8mo
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