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My two choices for #BookedInTime this month… each quite different from the other!

@Cuilin @dabbe

Cuilin Oh, I loved the Essex Serpent, I still think about it. Tho other looks good too. 5d
julieclair @Cuilin Ooohhh… this is good to hear! I love books that stay with me long after I close the back cover. 5d
dabbe I have a Mrs. Jeffries one, too! It's on my #WinterGames TBR! 🤩 On the list, too! 5d
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julieclair @dabbe Have you read any other Mrs. Jeffries books? This is my first. 5d
dabbe @julieclair No, and I've had this one on my shelf for years! It's called Mrs. Jeffries and the Silent Knight. We'll both discover her together! 🩵❄️🩵 5d
julieclair @dabbe Yay! Can‘t wait to see what we think! 5d
dabbe @julieclair 🤩😍🤗 5d
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Not a great reading month, but better than October so I'll take it! 🤣

Bummed I didn't get to my Napoleon read for #BookedInTime but at least I got my nonfiction read for #NFNR in under the wire!

dabbe You can read Napoleon any time you want. I took 11 months to get through War & Peace. 🤩🤣🤗 6d
TheBookgeekFrau @dabbe 😂 True! I was going to re-read The Josephine B trilogy (soooo gooood!!!!); so I was actually ahead of game? Yeah, let's go with that 🤣🤣 6d
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That's a wrap for November! @thearomaofbooks #bookspinbingo

My Stats:
20 total
9 audiobooks
10 Middle Grade (3 Graphic Novels)
1 YA
6 Non-fiction
1 #SuperChunkster completed!!!!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fabulous month!!! 6d
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GinaKButler The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell is SO good! 6d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6d
Karisimo @GinaKButler it‘s for my IRL book club! 6d
GinaKButler @Karisimo It took me a hot second to get into it, but goose-bumps by the end! Enjoy! 6d
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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it‘s almost December. Some of us from #BookedInTime are reading a Christmas Carol. I thought I‘d open it up to anybody who would like to join in this buddy read. All are welcome. There are kindle deals, and few options on Audible. Many libraries will have copies. It‘s a quick read. Just let me know and I‘ll tag you in the discussion.

dabbe 🩵❄️🩵 6d
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Napoleon: A Biography | Frank McLynn
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#BookedInTime November Reads Napoleons Era

DNF‘d the Glass Blowers, may read at a different time.
Still reading Finding Napoleon which is a bit meh.
Finished The Secret Life of Country Gentlemen which is a total blame it on Litsy read. Spicy 🌶️ not my usual read but it was great. How were your Napoleon Era Reads? See the movie?

Bookwormjillk I really wanted to get to Jonathan Strange but didn‘t. I do plan to see the movie soon! 6d
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Cuilin @Bookwormjillk looking forward to your thoughts on the movie. I have comments!!!! 6d
AnnR I finished The Glass Blowers but I'm not sure that I'd recommend it to others. The beginning third of the book was the most interesting but after that the political/family drama really dragged on. 6d
Desha We are going to see Napoleon but haven‘t yet! Looking forward to it! 6d
TheBookgeekFrau How is it the last day of November??? There was just no time to read about Napoleon 😣 6d
Cuilin @TheBookgeekFrau I get it!!! 6d
dabbe It only took me 11 months, but I finally finished WAR AND PEACE, thanks to the translation recommended by @Cuilin. A definite pick for all the obvious reasons, but I did like ANNA KARENINA more. 🤩 6d
dabbe Reminder:
Here is the link to our spreadsheet: https://tinyurl.com/tzx2rza5
If you have a moment at this SLOW time of year (ha), please look over all of the books from all of our eras and make sure I have them in the right spot. Also, let me know how you would rate it for the benefit of all of us. We are quite an impressive group! Thanks, @Cuilin, for your magnificent leadership. 🩵❄️🩵
Is the Victorian era next up for December or January? ⬇️
dabbe P.S. I also made all of you editors on the document, so you can add/change what you'd like, too ... or just let me know, and I'll be happy to do it, too! 🤩 6d
Deblovestoread Well it‘s another failed month for me. I didn‘t get very far into my book and set it aside for other things. Hope to give it more time in the future. Looking forward to seeing the movie. 6d
Cuilin @Deblovestoread no failure here. It‘s all good. 😊 6d
Cuilin @dabbe Victorian for December. Thanks for all your work on the spreadsheet Denise. 🫡 You are a star. 6d
Cuilin @dabbe congratulations 🎉 I loved W&P. 6d
Deblovestoread @dabbe I‘m the weirdo who LOVES W&P and has read it more than once. Congrats on finishing! 6d
dabbe @Cuilin 🩵❄️🩵 6d
dabbe @Cuilin 🤩🤗😍 6d
dabbe @Deblovestoread You're not a weirdo AT ALL! I loved the characters and their storylines; I just didn't fare so well with the “war“ part or the epilogue where Tolstoy shared his thoughts of Napoleon and the other leaders for PAGES AND PAGES! 🤣🤩🤗 6d
Cuilin @Deblovestoread I love that. I‘d definitely reread!! 6d
julieclair I plan to watch the movie. I actually visited the house where Napoleon was born in Corsica a few weeks ago, so I‘m extra excited about the movie! 6d
julieclair I haven‘t started my Napoleon book, Tree of Gold, but really want to read it. I never seem to get to all the books I want to read in any given month. I have decided that for 2024, I will cut down on the number of buddy reads I‘m doing. But I am definitely keeping this one, as it‘s one of my favorites! 6d
julieclair @dabbe Congrats on W&P! It‘s inspiring to think it took you a year. That means there‘s hope for me, lol. 6d
dabbe @julieclair I could only handle about 10 pages a day. I felt like the tortoise against the hare: #slowandsteadywinstherace 🤩🤗😍 6d
Cuilin @julieclair How wonderful to visit Corsica! I always think I have more time to read than actual reality. 6d
rwmg @dabbe Just to point out that on the spreadsheet “The Building of Jalna“ is included in lmmigration to Canada and in the Napoleonic Era while it should only be on the Immigration to Canada page. 6d
dabbe @rwmg Got it fixed! Thanks! 6d
Bluebird @dabbe congrats on reading W&P! Quite the chunkster! 6d
Bluebird I finally read Naomi Novik‘s his Majesty‘s Dragon! Historical Fantasy. Napoleonic War with dragons. Hee hee. Excellent start to a new series for me! 6d
Cuilin @Bluebird I love that. 🐉 6d
Mollyanna I am about a third of the way through The Tide Watchers. It‘s a little slow as all the characters are introduced (there are a LOT of characters…), but the pace is picking up. Hope to get it done soon. @dabbe Congrats on W&P, it‘s on my TBR 5d
Cuilin @Mollyanna sounds like an exciting read. 5d
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Thanks for the tag @RamsFan1963

1 Favorite read of November is tagged book not a very popular one but I loved it especially reading with #hashtagbrigade @BarkingMadRead
2 Looking forward to A Christmas Carol #BookedInTime and Great Expectations #RereadingTheClassics @AllDebooks


AllDebooks Me too, December is always Dickens time 1w
TheSpineView 🎄💚❤️📖📚 1w
BarkingMadRead 😍😍😍 1w
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This was the first book I got for kindle, back in 2009. It was free & languished on my TBR list until the Napoleonic prompt from #bookedintime. FINALLY read this. The Napoleonic Wars with dragons. Great world building and I‘m totally invested in finding out what‘s next for Temeraire. I‘m on a roll reading books with great dragon characters. Next up is Yarros‘s Iron Flame.

I hope #serieslove2023 goes to 2024. I keep adding new series! 🤦‍♀️

Cuilin Napoleon with dragons, love it!! ✅🎉 1w
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I listened to this on audio and I don't think that is the way to go for anyone like me who doesn't have a framework for the era. I got lost at times and wish I had the book to go back and understand what had happened. The author stretched themselves a bit to make this book work, it didn't feel there was solid evidence to point to Napoleon and gardening so the entire book felt as if she led you through his life saying "look he was by a garden!"

ChaoticMissAdventures This was my #bookedintime #nfnr book for Napoleon era! @Cuilin @dabbe 1w
dabbe On the spreadsheet! 🤩 1w
Cuilin Sounds like they definitely stretched the idea. Napoleon Era ✅🎉 1w
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Last few days sprinting to the end of November! Hope everyone is getting all those amazing Nonfiction books read for #NFNR

My latest tagged, also my book for Napoleon era in #bookedintime @Cuilin @dabbe

dabbe Can't wait to read what you think about it! 🤩 1w
Cuilin Looks good, I saw the movie this weekend. I didn‘t dislike it but I I didn‘t care much for it either 🤷‍♀️ 1w
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