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Blackout
Blackout | Connie Willis
Oxford in 2060 is a chaotic place, with scores of time-traveling historians being sent into the past. Michael Davies is prepping to go to Pearl Harbor. Merope Ward is coping with a bunch of bratty 1940 evacuees and trying to talk her thesis adviser into letting her go to VE-Day. Polly Churchills next assignment will be as a shopgirl in the middle of Londons Blitz. But now the time-travel lab is suddenly canceling assignments and switching around everyones schedules. And when Michael, Merope, and Polly finally get to World War II, things just get worse. For there they face air raids, blackouts, and dive-bombing Stukasto say nothing of a growing feeling that not only their assignments but the war and history itself are spiraling out of control. Because suddenly the once-reliable mechanisms of time travel are showing significant glitches, and our heroes are beginning to question their most firmly held belief: that no historian can possibly change the past.
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Centique
Blackout | Connie Willis
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I‘m still singing the praises of Blackout, albeit that it‘s LONG…. but I‘ve never felt so entirely immersed in 1940s London by any other book #letterB and of course Crossing to Safety is a gem of a book I need to reread every few years #letterC

#alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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JuliaTheBookNerd
Blackout | Connie Willis
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#BeginsWith 🥳📚 #Black 🖤

#BookNerd 🤓💙📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 📚🖤 7mo
Eggs Perfect shelfie 🖤🤍🖤 7mo
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Julsmarshall
Blackout | Connie Willis
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First time to blackout my #BookspinBingo board! So happy about it! @TheAromaofBooks

BayouGirl85 YAY! 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
Lovesbooks87 🎉🎉🎉🎉 8mo
Nessavamusic Great job! 8mo
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Daisey Congrats! 🎉 8mo
Gissy Amazing!! 👏👏👏👏👏 8mo
Kimzey Congratulations! 🎉 8mo
TheAromaofBooks YAY!!! Fabulous month!!! 8mo
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Kallen028
Blackout | Connie Willis
Mehso-so

This book kinda surprised me I don‘t usually get caught up in books like I do movies but this book wasn‘t too bad I ready this because I was told but this book I kinda something I‘ve dreamt about doing being able to go back to Pearl Harbor after being in 2060‘s is such a cool concept and the other kinds trying to convince their thesis adviser to let them to V-day would just be amazing to try.

MissYaremcio Thank you for the review Katherine! I was missing the photo and the POV! 3/6 1y
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CSeydel
Blackout | Connie Willis
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#bookspin #february @TheAromaofBooks

Finally read this! Connie Willis time travel books are always a turmoil of emotion. She enjoys setting the scene so much that sometimes it feels like the plot is stagnating. But once it gets going, wow. This is part 1 of 2 and it‘s truly part 1 - it just ends in the middle of everything. Ack! Good thing I have book 2 right here ...

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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MargaretPinardAuthor
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Panpan

Ummm, don‘t end your 300+ page book with a whole chapter in a mystery POV, the characters stranded, and no resolution?
Just a thought.

rockpools Good advice. That‘d make me very grumpy! 2y
effani Blackout and All Clear really should have been one long book, not two. I enjoyed them overall but this really was annoying. 2y
Kimberlone I still haven‘t finished All Clear, and I started the series years ago! Set in the same universe, this is a much better standalone 2y
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MargaretPinardAuthor @effani especially since it‘s from the library and I can‘t get the next one for a whiiiile 2y
MargaretPinardAuthor @Kimberlone about the Black Plague? Sure I want to read that now? 😝but yes, will shelve it for next year! Hope I remember who‘s who by then... 2y
Mistermandolin You can‘t fault Willis for sheer, vaulting, ambition; that‘s for sure. For me, Blackout and All Clear don‘t quite match up to the quality of Doomsday Book but they‘re engrossing reads nonetheless. In a crowded genre, she‘s head and shoulders above most of the other contenders. Great pick. (edited) 2y
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craftysilicate
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Mehso-so

I can't help but feel this book could have used more editing (as @ErinSBecker pointed out on my first post about it, but I was foolish and did not heed the warning). Rather a lot of it is travel logistics and characters having anxiety spirals for multiple pages, and occasionally events happening several times in the exact same words. The premise was interesting, but I don't think I'll be picking up All Clear.

ErinSBecker I got caught in the same trap. I kept expecting the author to get her act together (even all the way through All Clear). Glad I could at least help you avoid the pain of reading the other 600 pages of redundancy. 2y
ErinSBecker On the other hand, I highly recommend Doomsday Book. I've read I think 3x and it hasn't disappointed yet. 2y
LitHappens Blackout/All Clear were definitely a disappointment, Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog are both fantastic! 2y
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craftysilicate
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Mike we have just established you've been reading the newspaper off and on for at least a week, there is no reason at all for you to suddenly think you don't know what year it is, the sequence of events preceding this implies that you are *holding a newspaper right now*

ErinSBecker @craftysilicate Literally LMAO 2y
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craftysilicate
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Sort of amused by how much of this book so far is people trying to figure out where to find other specific people

ErinSBecker Yeah - I loved her Doomsday Book, but Blackout was painful and it only gets worse in All Clear (All Clear is really just a second volume of Blackout, not really a sequel). She was in serious need of an editor on those two. 2y
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Centique
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Here‘s my favourite reads this year #19in2019 @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @KarenUK
7 from my year of SFF starting at the top, 8 fiction and 4 non fiction at the bottom.
Everyone please join in if you have time. I‘d love to see your choices!
What about you @Reggie @batsy @CarolynM @merelybookish @readordierachel @JennyM @Cathythoughts @Ruthiella

BarbaraBB Great choices. I still need to read Evelyn and Fingersmith! 3y
KarenUK I love fingersmith and On Chesil beach.... 💕 3y
TrishB Great choices 👍🏻 3y
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Centique @BarbaraBB I think you will like Fingersmith! Evelyn is more of a love/hate book, it‘s imperfect but a lot of fun if you like a murder mystery 😍 3y
Centique @KarenUK they‘re both great aren‘t they 😍 3y
Centique @TrishB ooh I meant to ask you to have a go too but Litsy crashed on me while I was tagging people. Keen to see what you‘d choose! 3y
TrishB I‘m going to have a think tomorrow! I see you have Rain there, an awesome read and such a haunting cover, always catches my eye on the shelf! ❤️ 3y
LeahBergen You‘ve just made me remember how much I loved Brick Lane. 👍🏻 3y
Centique @TrishB I love those kids in Rain so much 💕 3y
Centique @LeahBergen it crept up on me that book. I love a book that makes me re-evaluate small lives, small moments like that 😍 Would you have a go at telling us your favourite books of the year? 3y
Kaila-ann I like seeing some of my TBR books make these lists. I have this one on my shelf 3y
Centique @Kaila-ann it‘s so good! I think anyone who likes historical fiction would enjoy it 👍 3y
batsy What an eclectic list! Aside from Fingersmith and Brick Lane, I haven't read the rest and every one of it has been added to my TBR :) 3y
batsy @Centique @BarbaraBB Fingersmith is soooo good! 🙂 3y
Centique @batsy I am very eclectic in my reading - it should be my middle name! 😂😂 3y
batsy @Centique My fave kind of reader 😍 3y
LeahBergen @Centique I‘m going to have to look back through my journal and see! This will be fun. 👏🏻 (edited) 3y
Ruthiella I didn‘t participate in 2019 but plan on 21 by 21 post . I need to motivate myself to read books I already own!😀 3y
Centique @Ruthiella good idea! I need to read more books I own too. 3y
merelybookish Wow! Fun list of books! I've read a few but not many. And am impressed by how much you read across genres! I will start working on my soon. 3y
Ruthiella @Centique DUH 🙄I just realized you picked 19 favorites from 2019. I‘m slow! I can do that too. Lemme think on it🤔 . 3y
Cinfhen This is a great list of titles!! I‘ve taken a screenshot 🤗🤗🤗and I‘m looking forward to that pink book 3y
Cathythoughts These look good Paula !! Fingersmith 👍🏻❤️❤️❤️ must put mine together now. Thanks for the tag & A Happy New Year to you 🥳 (edited) 3y
TrishB It‘s a very haunting read. ❤️ 3y
readordierachel I love your list!! I think Severance will be on mine as well 😃 3y
JennyM Fab list! I‘m sorry I‘ve not got to mine, Paula. It‘s been a bit of a crazy festive period and my alone time has whittled to nearly nothing 😫 Wishing you a happy new year. May 2020 bring good things (and plenty of awesome books!) 😘🥳🥂 3y
Reggie Oh, Rain and Severance!!! I loved those two. Happy New Year, Paula and I hope nothing but good books this coming year for you!!! 3y
Rissreads Happy New year Paula! I will get to my list later today. See you in 2 ish weeks! 😍 3y
Centique @Ruthiella 😂😂😂 you‘re not slow I promise! I updated my post because I wasn‘t very clear ☺️ 3y
Centique @readordierachel thank you! Look forward to seeing yours! 😁 3y
Centique @JennyM no worries Jenny - it‘s such a busy time for some people. I had an unusually quiet few days between Christmas and our annual bach holiday starting so it was easy for me. All the best to you and yours for 2020! Here‘s to great books 🥂🥂😄🎉 3y
Centique @Reggie thanks Reggie! Happy New Year to you too and all the fabulous books you can fit in to it 😘🎉 3y
Centique @Rissreads happy new year Nerissa and safe travels - so looking forward to seeing you! 😊👍 3y
Tonton Loved Blackout! 3y
Centique @Tonton I might have to reread them they were so good. I‘m missing Polly! 3y
rmaclean4 Black Out is one of my favorites! Have you read All Clear? 3y
Centique @rmaclean4 yes! I‘ve read all 4 of that series now - will move on to everything else she has written 😍😍😍 3y
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Centique
Blackout | Connie Willis
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I loved this and didn‘t want to stop reading - which is just as well as it ends at a midpoint and so I have 640 pages to go to finish the final book!

Book 3 in the Oxford Time Travel series. In 2065 time travel has been invented but only historians are allowed to use it. This book covers three of them who are sent to seperate parts of England during the Blitz. It really makes you feel like you have been there yourself. ⬇️

Centique Willis has an upbeat chirpy writing style with lots of characters and dialogue - so it‘s quite different to other sci fi and has a bit of humour to it, although there is sadness as well. The first book in the series is 3y
LeahBergen I just bought this for my father-in-law for Christmas. 😃 I really liked The Doomsday Book (and so did he). 3y
Centique @LeahBergen excellent choice! If he loves it he may want to order book 4 before he finishes so he can keep reading 😊 3y
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readordierachel Do you have to read them in order or do they stand alone? 3y
Centique @readordierachel the last two (3 and 4) have to be read one after the other as the storyline continues - but I think you could read number 1 or 2 as stand alones. There may be a couple of ideas about how time travel works that are explained more properly in book 1 but you could get the gist of it I‘m sure. 😊 3y
readordierachel OK, good to know. Thanks 😊 3y
elkeOriginal @LeahBergen Have you read To Say Nothing of the Dog? I liked it even better than Doomsday because there was some humor mixed in. 3y
LeahBergen @elkeo_TheBookDragon No, I haven‘t! My brother really enjoyed that one. I must get it! 😄 3y
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Grrlbrarian
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Operation Treat Yo Self, bagpipe-in-a-cold-parade edition. This plus the tagged book ❤️

Erofan yummy! 2y
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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. 3y
readordierachel I'm a sucker for Regency and Victorian England too. 3y
jillrhudy @readordierachel well, who isn‘t? (swoon) 3y
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LibraryCin
Blackout | Connie Willis
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There were a lot of characters to introduce. However, once things got going, they really got going. I didn‘t want to stop reading; I wanted to just keep going to find out what happened. I really liked some of the “contemps” (the contemporary people living in their time) – I especially loved the actor Polly met. Cont in comments

LibraryCin Luckily, I had seen somewhere ahead of time that this book does not conclude; it is continued in the next book, so I‘m going to want to get to that sequel fairly soon. 3y
Melissa_J I loved this one and All Clear. 3y
LibraryCin @Melissa_J i really hope to get to all clear soon! 3y
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EastWind76
Blackout | Connie Willis
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This is going to be a long day waiting for results from a biopsy, but at least I have a good book!

rretzler Here‘s hoping it‘s good news! 🤞🏻 And I agree, the book is marvelous! 3y
Laura317 Praying biopsy has good results. 3y
EastWind76 @rretzler @Laura317 Biopsy result was good news! Yay!! 3y
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EastWind76 @Laura317 sooo relieved!! 3y
rretzler Fantastic! Great news! 3y
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suvata
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Continuing my TBR project:
This is the oldest selection on my TBR list - Originally added July 12, 2011.

I love time-travel books as well as historical fiction. Blackout was definitely one of the best of both genres. There is a plethora of London history in these pages but none as beautiful as the description of St. Paul‘s Cathedral.

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suvata
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A sense of humor even in the face of tragedy!

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Jhullie
Blackout | Connie Willis
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1. Blackout (& sequel All Clear) by Connie Willis
2. Every day, even when I‘m running late 🛏
3. 32C - dreaming of cooler weather 🥵
4. French fries and ice cream 🍟🍦
5. On it 👋

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Slajaunie
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Amazing spreading of the love and giveaway! Congratulations @Whimsical.Curiosity !! 🎉🍾🎈🎁

🤗 Hugs to @thevictoriousone @shenanigan913 and all my other Litsy friends!!!

#hugyofriendsgiveaway

Whimsical.Curiosity Yay good luck!! 4y
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MKbookworm
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Brilliant, suspenseful and great story telling. Unputdownable pageturner- the characters‘ fates are all left hanging at the end so I immediately borrowed the sequel from the library.

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MKbookworm
Blackout | Connie Willis
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My favorite way to spend the morning...book, tea and bookish candle.

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MKbookworm
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Moving from audiobooking to ebooking. I‘m am loving this one so far. The only other book by Connie Willis I have read is Passage which I read back in HS. #readinganddrinking

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MKbookworm
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Only just started this one but sucked in already. Love a good time travel story.

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JuliaTheBookNerd
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Blackout/AllClear
#FavoriteTimeTravelBook#JulyInBooks18 ☀️📖

#BookNerd 📚💙

CaitZ Those were great books. 4y
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BookaholicNatty
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Another book I found on campus today in one of the free book sections. The authors name caught my attention because our Discord book club is reading one of her books “ To Say Nothing of the Dog” in June! Anyone know this book or this author?

bunny I love Connie Willis! Blackout is the first book in a duology, and All Clear is the second one. Similar to To Say Nothing of the Dog, it's about time-traveling historians, but in WWII this time. I got a huge kick out of this one, so I hope you enjoy it too! (edited) 4y
Ruthiella Litten @Centique is a fan! Listen to her on the @ReadingEnvy podcast ❤️😀❤️😀❤️😀 4y
ScientistSam I loved To Say Nothing of the Dog! 4y
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Coleen I've read a couple of hers and have this one on Mt. TBR. ☺ 4y
Centique @Ruthiella thanks for the shout out! I do love Connie Willis but I haven‘t read this one yet. Even if you don‘t like To Say Nothing of the Dog, do try her again, each book seems a little different. She can do so many things! 4y
tjwill I love this book. The second is called All Clear. You must buy it too, because it completes the story. They are my favorites of her books that I‘ve read. 4y
Ruthiella @Centique Ah, then Jenny only read this one! In any case two thumbs up 👍 for the author!😀 4y
RealLifeReading I‘ve got this on my shelves but haven‘t read it yet! 4y
dragondrool The Doomsday Book and Passage are both great. 4y
Tonton This is wonderful, and All Clear as well. Enjoy 😊 4y
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JuliaTheBookNerd
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Getting some reading in before my next patient arrives 📖😊 #IReadWheneverICan
#BookNerd 📚💙

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JuliaTheBookNerd
Blackout | Connie Willis
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These 3 books are next on my TBR for my #HugoAwardChallenge2018 #SciFiSaturday #MagicalMarch ❤️🌈🍀

#BookNerd 📚💙

Lacythebookworm Among Others is wonderful! 📚💕 4y
lyradora I'll be curious to read your reviews. 😊 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks These look good!! 4y
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Jhullie Blackout and its sequel All Clear are among my top ten faves of all time. Enjoy. 4y
Beachesnbooks Oh I looooved Among Others! 4y
tjwill @Jhullie Mine too! 4y
vkois88 Among Others has a beautiful cover 😍😍 enjoy! 4y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Having my spent my time in Retail; this is how I spend #BlackFriday. Watching the sunrise from my favorite chair with a cup of tea and book. This year it's Scottish Breakfast and on my Kindle Blackout by Connie Willis. #teaandbooks #lifeisgood

speljamr There is absolutely no reason to ever leave my books on Black Friday. 5y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @speljamr and I've got Homemade Sweet Potato Pecan Cinnamon Rolls. 😁 5y
cathysaid I just told my husband that "not even book shopping" would get me out of the house today. No. Way. 5y
mcipher What an awesome chair!! Sounds like a great way to spend Black Friday. We spend ours watching holiday films and eating leftovers. I try not to leave the house if I can! 😊 5y
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Oblomov26
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Ok a declaration up front; I love Connie Willis stories, that being said this book is an acquired taste. In simplest terms, time travel is real and a tool of historians in the 2060‘s. A group of students are sent back to study the blitz and then things go wrong. This is not a book about the big events, rather the experience of ordinary people trying to survive the extraordinary; historians as shopgirls, as nannies, as journalists.

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Amandajoy
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Pizza on the grill, a glass of rosé, & a good book. Not a bad evening. #bookanddinner

Theresa Sounds like a perfect evening! 5y
Joriebooks Yum! 5y
Dolly What's that attached to the book? Is it some kind of holder/stand? 5y
Amandajoy @Dolly It's called a paperback holder. I got it at Barnes & Noble. It adjusts to hold a paperback open so you can read without needing to hold the book. Perfect for tying to read & eat. 5y
Dolly 😂 because there's never enough time for either ❤️ 5y
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Amandajoy
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Trying to relax with this book after a trying day. What's that wrap on your leg for you ask? Oh, I was just attacked (unprovoked) by a dog on my run this morning. Yep, it's been a difficult day. (Good news - they found the dog & I didn't need rabies shots.)

cobwebmoth Oh no! Hope you heal quickly! 5y
Melkyl That sounds scary! 5y
MrBook 😱😱😱😱 Thank goodness you'll be alright! 5y
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Amandajoy @Melwilk Yeah, it was one of my biggest running fears realized 😳 5y
Amandajoy @cobwebmoth @MrBook Thanks for the concern! 5y
Graciouswarriorprincess Glad that you're ok. Hugs! 5y
LibrarianJen I'm glad your ok! Dog bites are no joke. 5y
Lcsmcat So glad you don't need the rabies shots! 5y
BekahB Yikes!! Glad you're ok. 5y
LeahBergen Yikes!! 😬 5y
Redwritinghood Terrible. So glad the shots aren't needed. 5y
AmyG Yikes! Feel better. 5y
Ms_T Ow 😳Hope you recover very quickly. 5y
mrsamandahood Omg! I'm glad you're okay! How scary! 😔 5y
AmandaL Oh no! I hope that heals up fast! Feel better. 5y
BkClubCare Whoa 5y
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Amandajoy
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Waffles, wine, & a new book for dinner tonight. 😊 #bookndinner

bookishkai Love love love Blackout. Make sure you have All Clear ready to when you finish this; it quite literally picks up where Blackout leaves off. 5y
bookishkai Also, your waffle looks perfect! 5y
Jhullie Blackout and All Clear are two of my all time favourite books! 5y
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Amandajoy @bookishkris @Jhullie I'm glad it has good reviews & I have All Clear in the queue ready to go! 5y
Amandajoy @bookishkris You're right, I'm glad I had All Clear ready when I finished. I'm starting it now! 5y
bookishkai @Amandajoy I learned from experience, my partner was reading them and stayed up really late, and woke me up when she finished Blackout to yell at me. I told her she was lucky, because at least she had All Clear right there ready to pick up, I had to wait months for it to be released. 5y
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quietjenn
Blackout | Connie Willis
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While these (fantastic, award-winning) novels don't take place entirely #underground, they feature some excellent and memorable scenes there, as people took shelter during the Blitz. And I'm never going to pass up the opportunity to rave about Connie Willis. #septembowie

Cinfhen Excellent choices‼️ 5y
ReadingEnvy I devoured these. 5y
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brownekr
Blackout | Connie Willis
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I have checked this out from libraries SEVERAL times and never read more than about twenty pages--I generally like Connie Willis and wanted to have time to really dig in. A rainy week at the cottage was exactly what I needed--almost done! Went on a long canoe trip today, so I'm ready to chill and finish it.

My one concern is that ALL CLEAR wasn't in at the library when I got this one...

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cdreincarnate
Blackout | Connie Willis
Pickpick

Super fun, exciting sci-fi/historical fiction about time-traveling historians going back to WWII London for research purposes. However, Willis is a fan of cliffhangers so I'll be moving right along to the sequel.

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cdreincarnate
Blackout | Connie Willis

Wait. His boat is called the "Lady Jane?" Now I'm even more concerned. ? #janegrey #9dayqueen #blackout #WWII #Dunkirk #history #timetravel

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Tanner
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Day 23 #cliffhangers #maybookflowers Connie Willis's Blackout and All Clear are supposed to be considered two parts making up one book, but they were released separately. Blackout was released first and I found it very hard to wait for All Clear to be released so that I could find out what happened.

JazzFeathers First time l hear of this book but, goodness, l'm stacking it! 5y
Tanner @JazzFeathers Make sure you stack All Clear too! And keep a tissue box nearby. They both have funny moments and sad ones. 5y
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leslieisreading
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Time travel and World War II. Don't read the first one without having the second one on hand. Major #cliffhanger alert! #maybookflowers

Melissa_J I LOVED these books! You are so right about the cliffhanger. 5y
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RealLifeReading
Blackout | Connie Willis
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#maybookflowers day 7: #blackandwhitecovers
Oops! Forgot to post this yesterday! I love these black and white covers and really really just ought to start reading them already!

rubyslippersreads I loved Blackout but haven't read All Clear yet. 5y
Tanner @rubyslippersreads All Clear is so good! 5y
ultrabookgeek I really enjoyed Sunlight Pilgrims! 5y
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RealLifeReading @ultrabookgeek good to hear that! I think I've seen some so-so ratings..! 5y
ultrabookgeek @RealLifeReading I think people were expecting something different. It's a verging on apocalypse that focuses on the characters - very quiet and meditative. It reminded me of Good Morning Midnight and Station Eleven in that way. 5y
RealLifeReading @ultrabookgeek I like the sound of that! 5y
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Bookbeez
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Mehso-so

Sigh... I'm so disappointed. I give it a so-so for the scene setting, but I found the book to be boring. I liked the characters that the historians were observing but found the historians to be one dimensional and got tired of reading about their thoughts, which were the same over and over again. Also, who brings only one set of clothes when time traveling?! So stuck in mundane details and could have been 200 pages shorter.

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Tanner
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Day 21 #ATopicI'dLikeToKnowMoreAbout #ReadJanuary We never learned much about either WWI or WWII in school. I've picked up some. It would like to learn more, although not from a dry history book. In BlackOut/All Clear, The time travellers go back to the London Blitz. Very interesting.

bookishkai I love these books! I wish I could read them for the first time again. 6y
Cydster61 It can be a bit of a slog but I recommend The Children's Book by A. S. Byatt which is not strictly speaking about World War I but about the generation that fought it. I also recommend To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild which is a social history of WW I and not dry. 6y
Tanner @bookishkris Me too! I cried at the end of All Clear. 6y
Tanner @Cydster61 I've read The Children's Book (and yes, it was a bit of a slog), but will check into To End All Wars. Thanks for the recs! 6y
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Jhullie
Blackout | Connie Willis
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These are by far two of my favourite books EVER! This time travel series is amazing, set in a world where university students studying history can actually go back in time and live the past! I can't rave enough about these stories which began with Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog.
#bookface #readjanuary

Lacythebookworm I bought both of these at the end of last year. I'm glad to hear that you've enjoyed them! Can't wait! 📚🙌 6y
Amandajoy These are on my TBR. I may be moving them up in the reading lineup now! 6y
Tanner I loved (and cried over) both of these but my editions are not as beautiful-looking as yours are. Very nice! 6y
Jhullie @Lacythebookworm @Amandajoy you will love them. @Tanner I have read them twice so far, got my sister hooked on them too. 6y
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loulabby
Blackout | Connie Willis
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When the back cover of a book includes the words "disturbingly plausible" and "chaos theory", I know I'm going to like it.

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tjwill
Blackout | Connie Willis
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In Blackout and All Clear, Oxford University historians travel to World War 2 during the time of the Blitz in London. Three young historians live among the contemporaries to study the time period. For the historians, time travel has always been reliable, so when they have trouble getting home, they aren't sure what to do. If you have read Willis' Doomsday Book, it is the same concept but in WW2 rather than the Middle Ages. #funfridayphoto

Jhullie My favourite 2 books of this series. I recommend these to everyone. 6y
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tlmorgan
Blackout | Connie Willis

So I'm hopeful that "timeless" on nbc will be like "Blackout" and "All clear." Also, I need more time travel/alternative history books in my life

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bookishkai
Blackout | Connie Willis
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One of my favorites. Time traveling Oxford historians from 2060 trapped in Lindon during the Blitz. I love the threads that are woven in this first volume. All Clear picks up immediately from the end of Blackout; there, the threads get tangled indeed. If you like time travel get this and read it now

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Kerince
Blackout | Connie Willis
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Currently reading Blackout by Connie Willis. If you love books about time travel add this to your book stack!

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