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Emilymdxn
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Pickpick

An excellent recommendation from @indiaro and my first georgette heyer! One of my biggest pet peeves is when romances have really rubbish one dimensional side characters and this one had such well developed, fun and interesting side characters. I loved the yearning and the gentle humour. I‘ll definitely be reading more by the author!

TheAromaofBooks I love Georgette Heyer so much and Frederica is one of my favorites. I just really love how her characters bring the sass! 😂 5d
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Emilymdxn
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I‘m finally embarking on one of @indiaro ‘s favourite books and loving it so much 🥰 I‘ve never read a georgette heyer before and I‘m enjoying it a lot.

Moray_Reads It's a good one! Recommend Venetia (my favourite) and Arabella too 1w
Emilymdxn @Moray_Reads thank you!! I‘ll add these to my list. I‘ve heard good things about arabella 1w
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Book 35/150 of the year.

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TheAromaofBooks
Athena's Airs | Florence Stevenson
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Mehso-so

The tagged book is listed with a different author so... not sure if they are supposed to be the same. Can there really be two books with this same random title?! 😂

Quite a while back I bought an entire box of Regency romances on ebay for quite cheap, mostly because it included several Georgette Heyer books that I didn't own yet. I've slowly been working my way through the other books, which have been pretty much uniformly terrible LOL ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) This one honestly didn't start too badly. Athena's parents have died recently, so she and her brother, Ares, are off to Greece to scatter the parents' ashes someplace or other that was meaningful to them. They end up hiring this other guy to be their guide as Greece is currently ruled by the Turks/Ottoman Empire and this guy is familiar with the culture and language. Of course there's a disaster and the dude (who Strongly Disapproves of ⬇ 1w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) of Women, Especially Sassy Ones Who Travel) and Athena have to travel together incognito. While completely eye-rolly it honestly wasn't too terrible of a set up for them to be stuck together and to fall in love. But then, in the last 30 pages, the entire book went off the rails. This whole time they weren't even sure if Ares was alive. When they get to Athens, he's there and instead of it being like “Oh wow, this is crazy, we're all ⬇ 1w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) alive and safe, let's catch up on our stories!“ Ares immediately starts accusing the dude of kidnapping Athena yadda yadda. Then Ares proceeds to lie to both of them about the other's indifference to keep them apart... for no reason that made any sense, especially since in the beginning of the book, Ares and Athena are presented as really close, loving siblings. When Athena finds out her brother has been lying she literally THREATENS TO ⬇ 1w
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) SHOOT HIM IN THE SHOULDER if he doesn't approve of their marriage. ?!?!?!?! It just... the ending of the book literally all three main characters acted like completely different people just to make Drama, and it was very annoying. So yeah, this one honestly didn't start too badly, but that ending. Why.

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Yuki_Onna What a perfect colour match!👏 Again! 🤩 1w
Clare-Dragonfly The parents named their children Athena and Ares?! It could be worse but… I think they need some remedial Greek mythology lessons. 1w
TheAromaofBooks @Yuki_Onna - Honestly, I was unreasonably excited about how well it matched 😂 1w
TheAromaofBooks @Clare-Dragonfly - Right?! And they basically just “explained“ it by saying their parents... loved Greek mythology?! 1w
Clwojick 🤍🤍🤍 7d
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Preciouz29
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This was the first in the series for me, but super easy to get all caught up on everything. This was such a good read and such a great use of the enemies to lovers trope! Our hero and heroine had just the right amount of sass and it was super to see them recognise pretty immediately that there was more than dislike there. And I super loved that neither wanted to change the other in any way!

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TheAromaofBooks
Athena's Airs | Florence Stevenson
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#BookReport - This always happens when I'm doing a bunch of chapter-a-day reads... my windowsill reading slows down a lot!! I did finish the next installment of the Lunar Chronicles as well as read several short stories from Stars Above, in the order I found recommended online. I also got distracted when I was making my graphic and forgot to check off Kids of Appetite 😂 I'm enjoying all of my daily reads except for Gone With the Wind because ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) Scarlet is SUCH a brat. (Side note: What are the odds of me reading TWO books with MCs named Scarlet in the same week??) Lady Susan is a delight, Treasure Island is great fun, I'm finding The Tenant of Wildfell Hall surprisingly engaging, As You Wish is just perfection, and I'm even getting into WWI on the eastern front! The Worsley buddy read starts today, so we'll see how that one goes, but I literally know nothing about Jane Austen, ⬇ 2w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) so I'm excited to see where this one goes. This week I have a few books that are due at the library so I'm going to have to prioritize them... but that's a post for tomorrow's #weeklyforecast 😁 @Cinfhen 2w
Cinfhen Haha 😂 looking forward to tomorrow‘s #WeeklyForecast - impressed you‘re still sticking it out with Scarlett!!! It‘s SUCH A LONG book 😳BTW: the audio for this book was FABULOUS 👉🏽in case you feel like listening 👂🏼 2w
TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen - I know, the Civil War is over and I'm only halfway! It's really horrifying to read how terribly people were treated before, during, and after the war - so amazing in a terrible way to see how easily people mistreat those weaker than they are, no matter who is on “top“... anyway, the audio version of As You Wish does sound amazing!! I'm never any good at listening to audio books, but this might be a fun one for our upcoming vacation!! 2w
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Lynnsoprano
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Pickpick

I read this after watching the latest season of Bridgerton and, much as I liked the show, the book is better. I didn‘t feel that way about season one and the first book. I enjoy these characters and the dynamics between them. The book is fun and a diversion, which is what I think it‘s meant to be. The series is an alternate reality, and that‘s okay. I‘ve read reviews that intimate that you must take one side or the other. I disagree 👇

Lynnsoprano I think you can enjoy both, realizing that they are two different methods of telling a story, and different views as to what‘s important in the story. I also thought it was appropriate to include a picture of a bee that I took on this morning‘s walk-only because it intrigued me 😄 2w
CoffeeNBooks Great picture! 2w
KristiAhlers I guess I need to watch this show! And I need to re-read these books. I read them all years ago when they first came out. Julia Quinn has always been an automatic buy for me. 2w
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Cathythoughts Oh nice pic 💫 2w
Dragon Is this a magnolia? Beautiful photo 💚🐉 2w
Lynnsoprano @Dragon Yes it is! 2w
DawnG I LOVE Bridgerton!! I really enjoyed the first 2 books. 1w
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sprainedbrain
Mr. Malcolm's List | Suzanne Allain
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Pickpick

This is a very basic, goofy historical romance—it‘s predictable and not steamy in the least, but it‘s funny, lighthearted and was a great distraction from the news last night that makes me want to BURN SOMETHING DOWN.

I will absolutely watch the movie this summer. Have you seen the cast?! 😍

https://www.bustle.com/entertainment/mr-malcolms-list-cast-plot-release-date-fre...

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Also my #DoubleSpin (already). 🙌🏼

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Mariana1
Someone to Care | Mary Balogh
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New reading 📚🥰

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Ahw06
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Pickpick

Most of this book felt a bit too Cinderella like to me but the ending absolutely melted my heart. Benedict is officially my favorite Bridgerton son. I love that he followed his heart and absolutely adored the second epilogue about Posy!
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