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jillrhudy
Blackout | Connie Willis
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For @ljuliel who asks what historical periods we like:
Tudor England, Regency England, Victorian England, England between the wars, England during the Blitz (tagged book), England during rationing after WWII. Major anglophile here! Medieval Europe. Expats in Paris during wartime, Old New York around 1900. Antebellum American South. Appalachia since settlement. #KeepLitsyActive #HistoryBooks #historicalfiction

ljuliel Wow, very good ! You picked a lot of favorites. I like reading about different times too, just to change things up. So much to learn about. 1mo
readordierachel I'm a sucker for Regency and Victorian England too. 1mo
jillrhudy @readordierachel well, who isn‘t? (swoon) 1mo
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wordslinger42
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Repost for @ljuliel

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Today's book question: What time frame do you enjoy reading about? If you don't like NF, history or historical fiction, is there a time frame you prefer? Like modern day, 1950s, 1930s? Please repost with a book you enjoyed from that time frame!

I love reading anything about Henry VIII and really enjoyed the tagged book 🤴

ljuliel Thanks for posting. It‘s really interesting that out of all the answers, we‘ve had very few that are the same. Lots of variety. 1mo
wordslinger42 @ljuliel Of course! 😊 I'm surprised at the variety, too, but it's cool to learn about so many books that I probably wouldn't have discovered otherwise! 1mo
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ValerieAndBooks
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@ljuliel asks what‘s our favorite time period(s) for history, whether it‘s non-fiction or fiction. I ❤️ History of all kinds, places, cultures! I go through cycles (that sometimes I return to). My current phase is the American Revolutionary War era (1770-1800). This is one of my current reads. Next year my focus may be very different. Generally I‘m fond of American history & British royalty (any era) & art history.

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ljuliel Thanks for posting. I‘ve got that book on audio. How is it ? And isn‘t it the first of a set or series ? I couldn‘t remember ... (edited) 1mo
ValerieAndBooks @ljuliel there‘s a lot of details about battles and a lot of maps but he inserts interesting things often enough to keep it moving along! It‘s the first of an “anticipated” trilogy and I don‘t know when the next one will be out. 1mo
ljuliel Well, I might just have to pick up a copy I can see then, unless the audio comes with pdf files of some sort. It sounds good I like reading the details about the battles. I think this was just recently new wasn‘t it ? If so, we‘ll probably have a bit of a wait til the next one. 1mo
MeganAnn I go through phases too! Once I get interested in a certain time/place I‘m on the lookout for everything I can read set there. 1mo
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MrBook
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Reposted for the wonderful @ljuliel and fabulous @Andrew65 :

#keepLitsyactive #historybooks

Today‘s book question :

What time frame do you enjoy reading about ? If you don‘t like NF history or historical fiction, then is there a time frame you prefer ? Like modern day, maybe the 1970s, 1950s.....1930s......

Please repost with a book you enjoyed from that time frame.

Thanks ! Keep it up, you guys are doing great.

Andrew65 Thanks for reposting 😊👍 1mo
ljuliel Thank you @MrBook 🙂 1mo
MrBook @Andrew65 @ljuliel Wonderful post to share!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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Andrew65 @MrBook The credit really goes to @ljuliel I‘m just helping her spread the word and trying to help people get involved. (edited) 1mo
ljuliel I appreciate the help @Andrew65 . 1mo
wordslinger42 What a wonderful idea!! 1mo
sharread Considering I like Scifi any is good to me even space. 😄 1mo
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ImperfectCJ
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In response to @ljuliel 's query about historical book preferences, I don't seek out historical fiction/NF history in particular (I like to read books written during the time period rather than modern books looking back), but I do have some individual books that I love. The tagged book, Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels about Gettysburg, and Nathaniel Philbrick's Mayflower are a few favorites.

#KeepLitsyActive #historybooks

ljuliel I like reading about the Civil War too. Thanks for posting. 1mo
rubyslippersreads All three of these sound fascinating. 1mo
Crazeedi The tagged book sounds great, the authors you mentioned are excellent 1mo
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ValerieAndBooks I recently came across a list of recommendations for historical fiction set in the Revolutionary War, and Jeff Shaara was recommended, so I‘m keeping an eye out. Philbrick is a history author I like, too! 1mo
ImperfectCJ @ValerieAndBooks The only thing I've read by Philbrick is the Mayflower book, which I read in part because we were living in Massachusetts at the time. Are there other titles by him that you particularly like? 1mo
ValerieAndBooks @ImperfectCJ I read Mayflower because I‘m a Mayflower descendant 😊. But I also liked this one 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Not really history, but I also enjoyed this tagged book. And have a couple others of his TBR 1mo
ImperfectCJ @Crazeedi @rubyslippersreads I did really like these three. Cooney's book in particular provided an intriguing picture of the period along with a lot of information about the limitations of historical research and how the biases of historians influence how our stories about the past are crafted. She also has a book of shorter profiles of a collection of ancient rulers (tagged) that my daughter really likes. 1mo
ImperfectCJ @ljuliel Killer Angels isn't something I would have picked up on my own, but the book club I was in at the time selected it one month. Score one for book clubs! 1mo
ImperfectCJ @ValerieAndBooks Ooh! I might be taking a trip to Montreal and the Lake Champlain area next year, and Valiant Ambition sounds like it might be a good accompaniment for that trip. Thanks! 1mo
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Eggbeater
A Column of Fire | Ken Follett
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My favorite historical time period to read about is the Elizabethan Era and it was really well illustrated in this Ken Fillet historical fiction chunkster. Queen Elizabeth I of England is a fascinating badass, however you feel about her ruling choices. The woman really was an anomaly for her time. I would love to go back in time and meet her.

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ljuliel Great post ! Thanks ! 1mo
Crazeedi An excellent read!! 1mo
Andrew65 Loved the whole Kingsbridge Trilogy. 1mo
Eggbeater @Andrew65 I know! I NEVER realized how interesting cathedral architecture could be. 1mo
Andrew65 @Eggbeater 😂 Who knew! 1mo
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TheEllieMo
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Reposted for @ljuliel

#keepLitsyactive #historybooks

Today‘s book question :

What time frame do you enjoy reading about ? If you don‘t like NF history or historical fiction, then is there a time frame you prefer ? Like modern day, maybe the 1970s, 1950s.....1930s......

Please repost with a book you enjoyed from that time frame.

Thanks ! Keep it up, you guys are doing great.

ljuliel Thank you for the repost @TheEllieMo 1mo
Crazeedi To tell the truth, I read books from all time periods, I love the Tudor and Elizabethan periods, but I dont limit myself. Right now I'm reading this, @ljuliel 1mo
TheEllieMo @Crazeedi I read from all time periods too, but the early to mid 16th century holds a special fascination for me for non-fiction. 1mo
Crazeedi @TheEllieMo it's a wild period! 1mo
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Andrew65
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In response to @ljuliel ‘s question about history books and periods I like, I much prefer historical fiction (one of my favourite genres) but do read the odd historical non fiction book. The Greatest Knight, and William Marshall story, is one of my favourites. Medieval fiction is my favourite but read most periods. Favourite authors Elizabeth Chadwick, Ken Follet, Sharon Kay Penman, C.J. Sansom, Bernard Cornwell.

ljuliel Great answer, Andrew ! 1mo
Eggbeater I'm a big fan of Ken Follet and Bernard Cornwell. 1mo
Andrew65 @Eggbeater Great writers. 1mo
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Andrew65 @ljuliel Great question. 👏👏👏 1mo
lost.in.a.book Thanks, will add to my TBR! 1mo
Crazeedi Have this on my shelf, have not read it yet! Love this period 1mo
Andrew65 @lost.in.a.book Elizabeth Chadwick is a great author and there is a short series about William Marshall. @Crazeedi 1mo
DrexEdit Sharon Kay Penman is on my list; specifically The Sunne in Splendour. I hope it's a stand alone? I dislike starting a book and finding out later it's the middle of a series! 😊 1mo
Andrew65 @DrexEdit I love that book! Yes it is a standalone. 1mo
DrexEdit @Andrew65 wonderful!I'm looking forward to it! 1mo
lost.in.a.book @Andrew65 thanks 😀 1mo
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CarolynM
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I've always been fascinated by stories of the First World War both fiction and nonfiction.

ljuliel Thank you for the post. Very nice ! I‘ve only read one book about WW 1. It was fiction but very good. (edited) 1mo
Crimson613 Oh man I've been meaning to read some of these!! Great picks :D 1mo
CarolynM @Crimson613 Thanks. I would recommend them all🙂 1mo
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Andrew65
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Reposted for the wonderful @ljuliel

#keepLitsyactive #historybooks

Today‘s book question :

What time frame do you enjoy reading about ? If you don‘t like NF history or historical fiction, then is there a time frame you prefer ? Like modern day, maybe the 1970s, 1950s.....1930s......

Please repost with a book you enjoyed from that time frame.

Thanks ! Keep it up, you guys are doing great.

ljuliel Thank you Andrew 🙂 1mo
DrexEdit Great question! I'll read any time frame if it's a good story. I mostly tend to read NF by topic, and it's usually science-heavy. That said I do like ancient Rome. Reading the tagged book now. 1mo
Andrew65 @DrexEdit That‘s a book I want to read. 1mo
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EadieB I like to read about The Revolutionary War Period - 1770 (Boston Tea Party) thru 1776 - (Signing of Declaration of Independence). 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB I really need to read more about this period, been interested in some of Steve Berry‘s writing about this period. 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I think I told you this before but I really enjoyed this biography of George Washington as it also included a lot about The Revolutionary War 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks My favorite is Ancient Rome. I love Robert Harris‘ Cicero series. 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks for the reminder. I also want to read his book on Alexander Hamilton. 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I own that one too! Definitely like this period of early US Presidents and Cabinet. 1mo
Andrew65 @CoffeeCatsBooks Rome books are among my favourites, and Roman Britain. Love Robert Harris books, the Cicero series and Pompeii book too. Also love the books by Ben Kane and Anthony Riches. 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB It is definitely a period for me to explore further. 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks I liked his Pompeii book too. I‘m not familiar with the The Forgotten Legion, so I‘ll add that to my TBR pile! 1mo
Andrew65 @CoffeeCatsBooks I love that trilogy, as well as his Hannibal and Spartacus books. 1mo
kwmg40 I don't have a favourite time period, as I find all of them interesting in their own ways. However, your choice of book for this blurb reminded me that I really loved Margaret MacMillan's Paris 1919. It was so informative and well written. 1mo
Andrew65 @kwmg40 Sounds great. 1mo
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