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Joined May 2016

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Richryan52 Holmes fan? 1w
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The Voyage of Freydis | Tamara Goranson
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A Song for Arbonne | Guy Gavriel Kay
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eeclayton I love it when there's a map ☺️ 2mo
Purpleness @eeclayton Me, too! 2mo
DivineDiana So do I! @eeclayton 🙂 (edited) 2mo
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The Ashes of London | Andrew Taylor
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I really enjoyed this overview of Anglo-Saxon England (perhaps especially because I watched the end of The Last Kingdom with my Mom this Summer, so I got to share random facts with her about the background for the show). Laying that aside, though, Morris does a good job of showing how Anglo-Saxon society developed over time and the ways in which it doesn‘t quite fit the mold we‘ve cast for it.

rabbitprincess Marc Morris‘s books are great! Really looking forward to reading this sometime in the next decade 🤣 If you haven‘t read it yet, I recommend 2mo
Purpleness @rabbitprincess Thanks! I checked my library for it, but they don‘t have it, so it just may make it onto my birthday list:) 2mo
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Cathedral | Ben Hopkins
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SamAnne 😂😂 2mo
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Cathedral | Ben Hopkins
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#firstlinefridays It‘s a story he likes to tell, how he first came to Hagenburg, how he bought his freedom, how he started as a stonecutter‘s apprentice, working at the Cathedral.

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As you can probably tell from the number of quotes I‘ve posted from this book, I really liked this one. I thought it did a good job of balancing details (some of them surprising!) and a broad overview of the long history of the Hudson‘s Bay Company from its founding to the end of its monopoly.

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George Simpson was the greatest tragedy to befall the Company and northern North America, since its founding in 1670.

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Ruthiella 👍 3mo
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I thought I was getting used to the 18th century spellings of the original documents, but this did take me a minute. It‘s choked…

mabell 🤔 3mo
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Jensol77 Very hard to watch the news thaws days. 😢 3mo
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“…it cannot be too early to read.” I quite agree!

LeslieO Or too late! 3mo
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Well-researched history of several mixed-race families and how they navigated social and political upheaval from the 18th century to the mid-20th century.

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What those writers wanted to hear and what George wanted to tell were entirely different.

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I was excited to read a mystery set in my home province; however, so far it is trying too hard to have Canadian references (and needs a better editor). It might be worth finishing just for the fun of the awkward similes, though.

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Surviving Savannah | Patti Callahan
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Surviving Savannah | Patti Callahan
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suvata Isn‘t that the truth. 4mo
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Surviving Savannah | Patti Callahan
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Wild Irish Rose: A Molly Murphy Mystery | Rhys Bowen, Clare Broyles
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ONCE UPON A WARDROBE. | PATTI. CALLAHAN
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ONCE UPON A WARDROBE. | PATTI. CALLAHAN
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Excited to dive into this one!

wanderinglynn Love the matching bookmark! 5mo
Purpleness @wanderinglynn Thanks! My sister got it for me in Egypt:) 5mo
StaceGhost Wow what a great gift! 5mo
rwmg I have the same bookmark but with Akhenaten at the top rather than Cleopatra 5mo
tpixie @Purpleness great history behind your bookmark to go with the intriguing story of your book! 4mo
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The Lines Between Us | Amy Lynn Green
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When I saw that it was yet another WWII novel, I almost gave it a miss, but I was drawn in when I saw that it took place in a camp of COs fighting forest fires. I‘m glad I took the time. I was pleasantly surprised at how Green avoided giving trite, pat answers about pacifism, and had her characters (COs and others) wrestle with their firmly held beliefs, ending up a little kinder, a little wiser, and little more open-minded.

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The Lines Between Us | Amy Lynn Green
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I mean, she‘s not wrong…

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The Lines Between Us | Amy Lynn Green
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megnews Is this whole book letters? 5mo
Purpleness @megnews No, it starts that way, but most of it is traditional narrative. (edited) 5mo
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Audacious | Beth Moore
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