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mariaku21
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My first read of 2024 was my last read of 2023 that I just couldn't finish 😂but that's okay I was also trying to not overstress about my reading during the holidays.
And since I finished this one this year, it fits I to this year's challenges 😁

@BarbaraBB thanks for tagging me because I am so doing this challenge again! #pantone2024 #fromthetbr #taylorswiftreadingchallenge

BarbaraBB Love it too, this challenge 🌈 1mo
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Jess
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Thank you, Jessi! The tagged was from my wish list and I love the Montague Siblings series! I‘m sure I‘ll have fun with book 3. Love it! #jolabokaflodswap #jolabokaflod

Endowarrior21 Your welcome 2mo
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Doppoetry
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Mehso-so

Eyvind wasn't that compelling as a protagonist. I even found him very unpleasant in parts. I did enjoy the historical aspect of it and all the lands they traveled. I was expecting it to be a bit heavier with the magical/supernatural element of the story, but it was very limited and wasn't explored much.

I can't say I disliked it, but I really wish some parts were explored more.

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Doppoetry
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EadieB
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#TheEyeofGod #JamesRollins #BookSpinBingo #SeriesLove2023

Commander Gray Pierce, and Sigma, joined by a pair of Vatican historians, race to uncover a truth tied to the fall of the Roman Empire, to a mystery bound in the roots of Christianity's origins, and to a weapon hidden for centuries that holds the fate of humanity. I love the Sigma Force series but not this one.

EadieB I found the book to be too convoluted and didn't understand the science that was presented in the book and I found it therefore boring. I loved that Seichen met up with her mother and did enjoy that aspect of the book. I'm just going to mark it as a one off writing for James Rollins and move onto the next book. I did give him 3 stars for writing the book. 5mo
TheSpineView Excellent! 5mo
EadieB @TheSpineView Thanks! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 5mo
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mandarchy
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Nominated for the 2024 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award, this will be a fun one for the kids. I think we may have to start by talking about where the Gobi is and what a legend is. I hope I don't get parent calls about nightmares like when I read Little Red Riding Hood. I know some students will LOVE this. #endpapers #maps #mongolia

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Bookwomble
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"Everyone knows the story of the mare Skalm."
#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

I'm glad I saw your review of this one, @Jari-chan ?

A wonderful little book, deeply researched and told plainly, as befits the worldly-naïf MC. It's marketed as a historical fantasy, but the second half of that description is somewhat misleading, I think. The story is presented within the world view of its protagonists, who believe in ghosts, magic and the ⬇️

Bookwomble ...supernatural, so naturally those elements appear, but they are part of life, not apart from it.
The story follows 7th century Icelander, Eyvind, in his travels into Central Asia, his experiences with the peoples he meets along the way, his bonding with an unnamed spirit mare, & his journey home with his precious cargo of Mongolian horses. Part Secret History, part Just So story, part Culture Hero mythic journey, all wonderfully fascinating. 4🐎
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Soubhiville Sounds really cool! 7mo
rwmg wishlisted 7mo
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Jari-chan Oh, I'm happy you liked the book! 😊 7mo
ShyBookOwl 💜 7mo
Bookwomble @Jari-chan I really liked it! Thanks for putting it in my radar 😁 7mo
Jari-chan @Bookwomble ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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Jari-chan
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This book includes it all: history, horses, religion, myths, travelling. I was surprised to meet characters from this book again on Wikipedia when doing researches after reading, I did not expect them to be true historical figures. There's so much in this work that I actually feel a bit overwhelmed. And this on only so little pages. It sure is a lot to take in. But a very wise book it is.

Bookwomble This sounds like just my thing! 😊 8mo
Jari-chan @Bookwomble Then I hope you'll enjoy it 😊 8mo
PirateJenny This is just up my alley. The author is also a medievalist (I just discovered) so a definite bonus 8mo
Jari-chan @PirateJenny That really is a bonus! 8mo
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Parvez
Lords of the Bow | Conn Iggulden
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Book 2 of the Conqueror series, continues the story of Genghis Khan and his conquest of Chin. The battle scenes in the book are a particular highlight as they explore Genghis Khan's strategies and leadership skills. A great amount of research has gone into this work and Iggulden's writing is crisp as he makes all characters come alive.

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Parvez
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Genghis Khan has always been an enigmatic ruler for me. This is book one of The Conqueror series. Fast-paced with crisp writing. Never a dull moment.

Now currently reading the next book 'Lords of the bow“ and it gets better. 🤘

IndianBookworm Have you read about that weird curse theory of Genghis Khan's tomb? 9mo
Parvez @IndianBookworm this book does not mentions it but I just googled and it seems to be interesting. World will end once his tomb is discovered. 9mo
IndianBookworm Also, there was this weird coincidence with the discovery of his tomb and the invasion of Nazis 9mo
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Parvez @IndianBookworm that's interesting. I have some non-fiction books on Genghis Khan to be read. What are you reading right now? 9mo
IndianBookworm Immersely involved in this and it isn't letting me read anything else. Also it's a huge ass book, can't finish it and can't put it down dilemma! 😂 What about you? 9mo
Parvez @IndianBookworm reading non-fiction right now - Guns,Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond. Also am on 3rd book of conqueror series ( Genghis Khan)by Conn iggulden. 9mo
IndianBookworm How many books are there in that series? And are they all about Genghis Khan? 9mo
Parvez @IndianBookworm It's a 5 book series called “The Conqueror Series“. It gets better and better as you go along. Recently I have been drawn to the fantasy genre and now exploring which book I should read to start with. I have already read “The Meluha Series“ by Amish and a couple of Ashwin Sanghi books. But now looking into International authors. 9mo
IndianBookworm How was Ashwin Sanghi? I've been meaning to give him a try. Try Neil Gaiman's books. 9mo
Parvez @IndianBookworm He was good. Better than Chetan Bhagat I say. Read Rozabal Line, Chanakya's chant, and Sialkot Saga. All of them are fast-paced thrillers with a decent plot. Will check Gaiman. Watched the American God Tv series. 9mo
IndianBookworm You should watch 'Good omens' (based on the book by Neil Gaiman) on Amazon prime. 😍 9mo
Parvez @IndianBookworm 👍 👍 9mo
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