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Victoria
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
For any fan of the long-standing TV series Downton Abbey comes a new story, Victoria - to be screened on ITV, with scripts written by Daisy Goodwin. Perfect for fans of epics such as War and Peace, Poldark or Granchester and for any reader of Kate Williams' The Storms of War or Hannah Rothschild'sThe Improbability of Love 'To me, ma'am, you are every inch a Queen' In 1837, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria - sheltered, small in stature, and female - became Queen of Great Britain and Ireland and from the moment William IV died, the young Queen startled everyone: abandoning her hated first name in favor of Victoria; insisting, for the first time in her life, on sleeping in a room apart from her mother; resolute about meeting with her ministers alone. One of those ministers, Lord Melbourne, became Victoria's private secretary. Perhaps he might have become more than that, except everyone argued she was destined to marry her cousin, Prince Albert . But Victoria had met Albert as a child and found him stiff and critical: surely the last man she would want for a husband? Drawing on Victoria's diaries as well as her own brilliant gifts for history and drama, Daisy Goodwin brings the inner life of the young queen even more richly to life in this magnificent novel.
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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#Royalty
##ReallyRandomFebruary

I love this cover 👸❤️

OriginalCyn620 It‘s a good cover! 2w
Scochrane26 I think her covers are all like this one, & I love them. 2w
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RenePenn
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Can‘t stay focused on reading with this beautiful view! Perfect beach day #panamacitybeachflorida

LibrarianRyan Jelly!!😵 4mo
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RenePenn
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Just getting started on this one. I love the TV series so I‘m sure I will love the book!

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Smarkies
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Pickpick

Generally a historical romance and an easy read. I am sure some sections of it ( especially the Lord Melbourne and Queen Victoria relationship) has been made larger than life but the book does follow the rest of history (or at least what I know of it) fairly accurately. This book is supposed to be what the television series is based on so am looking forward to watching that.
#letterv
#litsyatoz

Linsy I loved this one! 4mo
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Smarkies
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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A page of my tracking for #litsyatoz
I have V, X and Y to go. Next read is the tagged book for the letter V.

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melissajayne
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Jody3
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Pickpick

This is a light and easy take on Victoria‘s first days as Queen. This fictional version reads more like a historical romance than a work of historical fiction. It was a fast read and I‘m looking forward to watch the tv show now.

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dreamcatcher28
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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I just couldn‘t put this book down.

Reggie Welcome to Litsy. 7mo
dreamcatcher28 Thank you, @Reggie 🙂❤️ 7mo
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cbowlin1921
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
Pickpick

If you are interested in history and this time period then this book will draw you in!

This book follows from the time she was still a child all the way to her marriage and is pretty accurate. There is of course some fiction to the book but it follows the history that I know very accurately.

jpmcwisemorgan Welcome to Litsy!!! 10mo
Birdsong28 It's by the author who works on the ITV series Victoria 📚📖 10mo
CoffeeNBooks I really liked this book! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 9mo
Lynnsoprano I enjoyed this book, too. Welcome to our Litsy family. 9mo
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Blooferlady
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If you‘re up for a feel-good love story, this is not a bad pick. Many history buffs already know how the story will turn out and who she‘s gonna end up with, but its development is still worth following until the last page. #bookstagram #bookreview

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Joanster5
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Pickpick

This was a good easy read. A little fluffy for historical romance but I did learn some things. I read it for prompt 10 of the ATY challenge - A book featuring a historical figure.
#ATY2019
#aroundtheyearin52books

Crazeedi I thought it left a lot unfinished 11mo
Joanster5 I agree but I‘ve been watching the mini series so I guess I just expected it to go farther 11mo
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CrowCAH
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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#TimBitTunes #NoSugarTonight
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sTV5ufYBiSU

No sugar tonight, instead I‘ll be watching Victoria and eating salty popcorn 🍿!!!

Cinfhen Hi!!!!! Nice to see you back😍and yum....salty popcorn 🍿 😋 12mo
CrowCAH @Cinfhen thanks! 😊 I got into a slump and am preparing to get my act together to participate more regularly! 12mo
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BethM
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Pickpick

Well written and interesting but it ends at her proposal. I wanted to learn, even if fictionalized, about what made her a great Queen as it‘s a knowledge gap of mine. Also, I‘ve heard that they were quite in love- I don‘t see it. He‘s kind of a pompous prig throughout this book and it makes zero sense to me why she would propose. Still- enjoyable and the narration was spot on.

CoverToCoverGirl Great review! 13mo
BethM @CoverToCoverGirl thanks 😊 13mo
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Decalino
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Pickpick

This tale of young Victoria's rise to the British throne was remarkably suspenseful considering we all know how it works out. I haven't seen the TV series, but now I think I'll have to check it out. Victoria is an engaging protagonist and Albert, once he enters the picture, gives off a certain irresistible Mr. Darcy vibe.

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BethM
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin

Had a very pretty picture of the snow but it wouldn't load. 6hrs 15 mins into #24b42019 and looking forward to some hot coco and puppy snuggles as we #readinthenewyear -nothing else I'd rather do than read and be with me IRL familiar and Litsy fam.

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BethM
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Out audio ice fishing but the phone‘s about to die. Hubs went out to hunt which is why I actually get to listen 😂 1 hr 9 mins logged for #24b42019. Posting quick before I lose battery and service again!

Andrew65 😊Phones and batteries! 😖 14mo
SumisBooks Doing great!👏🏻 Keep it up! 14mo
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BethM
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin

Logged another hour for #24b42019 and got into a fender bender sliding through a light in a snowstorm🤦‍♀️Headed up north for 4 days, will be reading but will also have spotty connection. I loved hearing from all of you about our local bookstore closing. It's nice to be surrounded by people who get the emotional connection. 💗#Litsyfamily

SumisBooks Oh my goodness! Are you ok? Is everyone ok? 14mo
BethM @TheReadingMermaid yup. I have damage she doesn't. Low impact- I just started sliding and bumped into her. (edited) 14mo
SumisBooks Dang it! Well thank goodness you're okay! 🤗💕 14mo
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Jas16 So glad you are ok. 14mo
Eggbeater Ugh. That sucks but I'm glad you're okay at least. ❤ 14mo
Andrew65 Oh no, but important thing is you are okay. 😊 Well Done on the reading time. 👍 14mo
Soubhiville I‘m glad you‘re ok, and hope your car‘s not bad off. Take care! 14mo
BethM @Jas16 @Eggbeater @andrew65 @Soubhiville thanks. Car has minor cracks and dents but knowing cars I'm sure it will be expensive any ways 🙄 14mo
Callemarie Like I always told my customers when I worked in claims: the most important thing is everyone is ok. Cars can be fixed.. people not as much. Glad you're ok my friend 14mo
BethM Thanks @Callemarie :) 14mo
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BethM
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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#24b42019 Parking spot to parking spot I commute about 65 mins providing traffic is good (longer at night). While I‘m enjoying this book it may not be quite the right speed for early am, pre-coffee driving.

Andrew65 I can relate to that early morning commute alongside a good audiobook, definitely helps destress in traffic. Safe driving and listening! 😊👍 14mo
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CoffeeNBooks
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Book: Victoria, by Daisy Godwin
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Movie: A View to a Kill
Food: vanilla cake
#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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Laughterhp
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Book: Tagged
Author: Brian K Vaughan
TV Show: Veronica Mars 💕
Food: Vino 🍷🍷🍷

#manicmonda #letterV

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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Slajaunie
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Next up!!

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Insightsintobooks
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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CoffeeNBooks I really liked this book! 1y
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shelbyy
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Pickpick

I loved this book. I am obsessed with anything to do with the Victorian era, so this was perfect for me. I enjoyed Goodwin‘s take on Queen Victoria, although I fond her portrayal of Victoria to be too childish than she may have actually been. I would‘ve liked to have more focus on political matters, but the romances were entertaining. Now I can‘t wait to read more about her. Overall, I found myself caught up in the story‘s charm 👑✨

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shelbyy
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Coffee, cherry pie, and a book on this cool fall day 🍂☕️🥧📖🍁

GypsyKat Lovely 💕🍂☕️🍁📖 1y
Velvetfur That's a really pretty picture 😊 1y
CouronneDhiver Cherry pie 🍒🍒🍒 1y
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CouronneDhiver
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Bailedbailed

Darn. 😐 This seemed like it would be my kind of book, but it‘s too romantic (as opposed to historic)

... maybe I‘ve overloaded on “fluffy” reads lately.

At 40%, I‘m out.

@Laura317

BookHoarder32 Bummer! I think the pbs show is fantastic 😍 1y
CouronneDhiver I‘ll have to see if I can find it online somewhere... I‘m confident that this story would make an outstanding show, but I‘m not sold on it as an audiobook. @BookHoarder32 1y
BookHoarder32 Makes sense 😁 1y
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Laura317 @CouronneDhiver That‘s disappointing. 😐 1y
readordierachel I highly recommend this one, it's straight history/biography but very, very readable 1y
readordierachel And the audio narration is great too! 1y
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Linsy
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Pickpick

This book was wonderful! After my two recent non-fiction reads about Victoria, I enjoyed revisiting Daisy Goodwin‘s fictional version in book form. I can‘t wait for the next season on Masterpiece. Goodwin is excellent in all forms! #bookreview #history

DGRachel I just bought this from my local used bookstore. 😊 2y
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bewareofwords
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Pickpick

This was such a charming book! I love British royalty, so I was drawn to title and cover. The narrater had a wonderful voice/performance, too. I really enjoyed it!

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sammisho
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Pickpick

Queen Victoria is one English monarch that I know little about. This book makes me want to learn more. And I am eager to watch the show.
#anovelbasedonarealperson #pop18

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sammisho
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Next up!

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Birdsong28
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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This is my choice for this option for the #popsugarchallenge

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Birdsong28
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Pickpick

Good. Very rich in detail as she brought both the people and the places to life.

13/20 for my #mounttbrchallenge

@DivaDiane

SilversReviews Gorgeous cover. 2y
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PathfinderNicole
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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On a road trip with my auntie and grandma! Heading to Springfield, IL for a couple days then up to Hannibal for a couple more before meandering up the Great River Road! This is the only physical book I brought but my aunt downloaded three audiobooks for the trip!

TheBookKeepers I recently snagged a copy of this book too! Haven‘t started it yet tho! Hope it‘s great! 2y
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BookishRedhead
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Hardcover came just in time for Queen Victorias birthday
It had uneven pages. It's beautiful

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niha923
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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@TrishB this arrived today!! 😍😍😍 THANKS so much omg ❤❤❤❤❤ I'm so in love with everything you've sent, specially the chocolate ❤

TrishB Yay 🎉🎉 glad it arrived safely and quite quickly too. Enjoy 💜 2y
niha923 @TrishB Thanks again!! ❤❤😁 2y
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CoffeeNBooks
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed reading this book. I felt like I learned a little more about Queen Victoria. More of an enjoyment read than a historical read, but I felt like it was worth my time. This was not on my TBR list, but a friend gave it to me to read, and I'm glad I did!

AmyG Watch the PBS series...it‘s even better. 2y
CoffeeNBooks @AmyG That's what my friend who gave me the book told me- I'll have to check it out! 2y
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niha923
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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@TrishB is hosting #205giveaway. Check her post for more info! 🎉🎉🎉
Thanks for hosting this 😍📚 I'd to love to get a chance to win Victoria ❤

TrishB Thank you 👍🏻 good luck 2y
niha923 @TrishB Np and thanks! 😁 2y
Bookladylinda Congrats! 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊 2y
TrishB @Bookladylinda thank you 😁 2y
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TheFunkyBookworm
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Congrats @TrishB !!!!! That number is wild! I‘d love to win a copy of Victoria by Daisy Goodwin- thank you for the opportunity!
#205giveaway

TrishB Good luck 👍🏻 2y
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CoffeeNBooks
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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One of my fellow English teachers loaned this to me yesterday, so I decided it would be my new lunchtime read. I was actually pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading it today. 📚 #TeachersofLitsy #EnglishTeacher

jwashreads Same! I didn't expext to like it so much. I started watchimg the sho because of it. 2y
Tadams4 This was just recommended to me this week! 2y
kstadt929 I have it on my TBR!! 2y
CoffeeNBooks @kstadt929 So far, it has been totally worth skipping it to the top of my reading list. I'm about 100 pages into it. 2y
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TrishB
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Started this one this morning, normally I would be looking forward to picking it back up - but the first few chapters felt a bit fluffy and lightweight! Does it get better? Anyone read?
I don‘t like fluffy historical fiction!

Laura317 I hope it gets better. I have it in my pile. 2y
radhikeey I have heard a lot about this one. I hope it doesn't disappoint. 2y
CoverToCoverGirl What @Laura317 said... 🤞 2y
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TrishB @Laura317 @radhikey @CoverToCoverGirl it has 4.6 on Amazon! I think it may be me and wrong time at the moment. I‘m shelving for now! 2y
radhikeey @TrishB Hope things get better :) 2y
JillR I read it not long ago. On the one hand I enjoyed it - quick, light and easy. On the other it infuriated me for the same reasons! Although once I‘d finished I googled some of the storyline that had irritated me so much and found out it was probably true 😳, so I felt a bit kinder about it. Not the best historical fiction I‘ve read though. Hope that helps :) 2y
TrishB @JillR Thanks- I‘ve put it back on the pile for now. I didn‘t like the soap opera approach narrative....maybe another time when I want a lighter read! 2y
Kalalalatja I didn‘t like it, so I‘m not much good at motivating you... 2y
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Lynnsoprano
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Mehso-so

Really conflicted about how to rate this book. I almost gave it a pick but just couldn‘t The author says she wrote it while writing the screenplay for the series. I haven‘t watched the series, but this has a soap opera feel to it. It covers the period from her becoming queen to her engagement. Victoria‘s relationship with her mother is important to the story, but the telling was rather ham-handed. I‘m disappointed.

AmyG The show on PBS is WAY better than the book. 2y
Kalalalatja I really didn‘t like it. I have a feeling the show will be better, but I‘m just not ready to watch it yet, after reading the book 👎 2y
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Lynnsoprano
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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I don‘t usually have two novels going at the same time, but if you don‘t plug in your Kindle charging cord, it runs out of power 😊 So when I plugged it in, I picked up this book, and now I‘m hooked on this, too.

kspenmoll Just found this at library sale shelves! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Ooohhh this was fun and thought provoking!!!

1) Victoria
2) Mrs. Sinclair‘s Suitcase
3) The Hour I First Believed
4) Lily and the Octopus
5) Alice
6) Ali Smith
7)Jung Yun
8) Hanya Yanagihara
9) Megan Miranda
10) Karen Slaughter
11) Beatriz Williams/Juliana Gray ☺️
12) Misty (Wildflowers #1) by VC Andrews Ok I had to google this one!!! 🤣
13) F. Scott Fitzgerald
Bonus!! The Year We Turned Forty by Lisa Steinke and Liz Fenton 👊🏻📚

Kaye Great work. 👍. 🌟 Good answers. . It‘s strange how I see a new title or author and keep thinking Why Couldn‘t I Think of That ? Your brain goes blank a bit in some of these. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!!! Great questions! Love these!! 2y
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Librarybelle
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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I‘ve battled a migraine today and am now just feeling a little better. So, finishing up the second season of Victoria. Goodwin is a writer and consultant on the series.

LauraBrook Have had a couple myself in the last week - darned weather changes! Glad yours is breaking up a little and you can watch some Victoria. It‘s so soothing to look at! 2y
Librarybelle @LauraBrook Darn weather indeed! Thanks! 2y
PenguinInFlight Migraines are the worst! I hope you‘re feeling better! ☺️💜 2y
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Librarybelle Thank you, @PenguinInFlight ! I do feel some better. 🙂 2y
DivineDiana Sorry to learn that you suffer from migraines. I am behind in the season and anxious to finish. This show has piqued my interest in the Royal Couple. 👸🏽 🤴 2y
Librarybelle @DivineDiana Thankfully, I don‘t suffer as much as others do. I have frequent headaches from weather, but not many I would consider migraine level. I adore this show! I‘m now on a Victoria nonfiction kick, reading books periodically about her! 2y
DivineDiana @Librarybelle Have you seen the movie, Victoria and Abdul? 2y
Librarybelle @DivineDiana Not yet! I‘m waiting for it to come in for me from the library! 2y
DivineDiana It‘s so interesting to compare and contrast the portrayal of Victoria by Judi Dench in her later years with the television show! 2y
Librarybelle @DivineDiana I can‘t wait to see it! I love Judi Dench...I think it would be fun to compare and contrast! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ your vintage phonograph! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @rubyslippersreads thank you!! I love antiques ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
TrishB Lovely pic ❤️ 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TrishB thank you!! 💖 2y
JaclynW Cool picture! This is a book club book next month for one of my book clubs. Have you read it? I'm looking forward to it! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JaclynW no, not yet!!! Let me know how it is!!! 2y
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emilyhaldi
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Who doesn't love a little #royalty reading from time to time?! 👑
#riotgrams

rubyslippersreads What a great collection! 😍👑😍 2y
ferskner All the time! 2y
LeahBergen I do, I do! 2y
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Mdargusch Love that painting 😉 2y
Reviewsbylola 👑👑👑 2y
ValerieAndBooks Me too 🙋‍♀️! 2y
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sapphire_rose
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
Pickpick

I picked this book up after watchin the first season of the PBS show "Victoria". While it is a good book, it follows the show up to Victorias engagement to Albert. So if you like the show, give the book a shot but dont really expect much deep story than the show give you.

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BooksTeaRobin
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
Pickpick

Finished book 1 for #24of48! 2 hours in...this book was spectacular! 😍

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BooksTeaRobin
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin

#24in48 finishing this book after a year of false starts and no time! Read for an hour this morning and listened to 20 minutes of my audiobook on my way to my morning break- a beer release and tasting...now back to reading for the next 4 1/2 hours!

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JillR
Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Pickpick

This was only just a pick. It wasn‘t entirely unenjoyable, but it was very light and superficial. Victoria was portrayed as whiny and fickle. The middle part of the book focusing on Victoria and Lord Melbourne really dragged and I‘ll admit I just didn‘t buy that part of the story. I think I need to get over my frustration by reading a good non-fiction account of her early years as Queen. I‘m disappointed as I hoped for more from this.

LeahBergen I have that same bookmark. 👍🏻 2y
AmyG I read this book. It‘s better as a TV series. 2y
annahenke @AmyG agreed. 2y
JillR @amyg @annahenke I‘ve read a few reviews where for a change people seem to prefer the tv series to the book! (edited) 2y
JillR My sister and I took my mum on the Palace tour a couple of years ago, when the Queen‘s fashion exhibition was on, it was so good! @LeahBergen 2y
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