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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire | Edward Gibbon
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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Adding this voluminous #Nonfiction #historical work to my #TBR stack for #NFNov.
@rsteve388 @Clwojick

Clwojick OOO such pretty spines! 1pt. 4w
Vivlio_Gnosi Thanks! Found them @ a bargain sale for a few bucks. Still in good condition. 4w
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Gina
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1946 set published from Limited Editions Collection. So beautiful. Originally published in the 1700s.

bookcollecter 👍👍 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That is a great set of spines! 12mo
Gina @Riveted_Reader_Melissa That's what caught my eye as I was skimming the web. I sure wish they were mine... 12mo
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Lucas.Rencher
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So far I'm loving the Decline and Fall what is your favorite history book? 🤔

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Lucas.Rencher
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You know you're a history nerd when this is a fun read. 😂 My amazing wife @Rachel.Rencher bought me the Decline and Fall series and I'm super excited to start it! 😆

Rachel.Rencher You're such a nerd ❤❤❤ 1y
Lcsmcat I‘ve had these for years and keep meaning to read them. Maybe we need a buddy read? 1y
TheWordJar Lucky! I‘ve always wanted to read these! 1y
rwmg I've read it twice, once as a teenager and once in my 40s. A magnificent work. 12mo
BookBabe I‘m so relieved they broke it up into different books! You wouldn‘t have been able to pick the thing up! 11mo
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Lcsmcat
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My shelf of (sort of) #historiography. The tagged set on the left, and the Shelby Foote Civil War set on the right. #oldcoolbooks @Linsy

rather_be_reading beautiful÷ 2y
LeahBergen Oh my. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
ReadZenRites Lovely! 🌸💕 2y
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rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 2y
Linsy Impressive collection! 💚 2y
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Lcsmcat
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A #chunkster so big it takes 8 volumes. And no, I haven‘t read it. Yet. 😀 #ReadingResolutions @Jess7

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EllanaRose
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Returning to this for the first time in forever. I have neglected it, but I have a few hours free to read a chapter.

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Tonton
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The spine design is great!

batsy 😍 2y
Chrissyreadit ❤️ 2y
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EllanaRose
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I'm stopping #24in48
I'm going to have to listen to my body, and just quit the challenge; my disability and chronic pain is too severe today. I hit 13hrs and I'm over the moon about that. But I have no choice but to rest.
Good luck to all of you continuing, and I appreciate all your encouragement.

Mollyanna You did great! 2y
EllanaRose @Mollyanna - I appreciate you saying so, thanks! 2y
cobwebmoth 13 hours is more than I got last time, and I think it's still pretty impressive. Hugs! 2y
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Andrew65 A great job, well done! 👏 2y
CouronneDhiver Be happy with your accomplishment! 😊 You‘ve done well... no shame in that. 2y
EllanaRose @cobwebmoth and @Andrew65 and @CouronneDhiver - Aww huge thanks all! I'm feeling a bit better now than earlier, so I'm seeing my progress as an accomplishment rather than a failure. 2y
Andrew65 @EllanaRose It is Most Definitely nicely an accomplishment! 2y
EllieDottie Congratulations on a job well done! 2y
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EllanaRose
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My #KoboStats
Not bad! I'm still aiming to get to 500 hours total before the year is up. I think I can do it. Yay!
Oh and just a note - this is from when I first got my kobo a few years ago , this isn't this year.

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EllanaRose
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I'm almost done with Roman History by Appian, but I am looking forward to finishing this monster of a book first. 150 hours to go, just 150...

Joanne1 If you dial up the speed to x2 it's only 75 hours! 2y
EllanaRose @Joanne1 Only 75 XD 2y
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EllanaRose
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Still going! Having a nap now but I'm nine chapters down! Yay! Only 150 hours of reading to go. Only 150...

RachelO You can do it!! 2y
Andrew65 It's a case of one hour at a time. 😊 2y
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EllanaRose
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Slowly, slowly... Still making progress but just very slowly. Any advice on how to get through very long books would be appreciated!

RachelO Wow! You need a #bigbookmonitor on your case! @Cinfhen (edited) 2y
Andrew65 @RachelO I think this post will be giving @Cinfhen nightmares. I would always suggest not thinking about the finish line or finishing it, just target a bit of it each day. (edited) 2y
[DELETED] 57804897 I used it as bedtime reading for months. 2y
xicanti When I've got a really long book I definitely want to read but don't want to properly hunker down with, I read it in chunks. Every time I finish another, less daunting, book, I read 100 pages of the chunkster. (Or 50, if it's SUPER daunting.) It still takes a while to finish, but it feels like less of an imposition. 2y
EllanaRose @RachelO - Not a bad idea! Might get a friend to nag me XD @Andrew65 - I try to not think about it, but I really want to finish it before I finish my MA. At this rate I'm likely to be doing my PhD before I finish this book! @Ostaff1 and @xicanti - Oh I like that idea! Reading a chapter before bed. I might start doing that. Thanks all of you for the advice! 2y
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EllanaRose
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Eight chapters done! Blimey this is slow reading.

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EllanaRose
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Thanks to a severe migraine (ugh) I've been struggling to get anything done. Today seems to be an improvement (yay) so I'm aiming to get the next chapter of this masterpiece complete.
I need to resume my progress with the #HRPGBingo so any recommendations for #Gauntlet (ie: a book with time travel) would be much appreciated!

TricksyTails What is this fun bingo thing with all the cute stickers? Please enlighten me! 😆 2y
EllanaRose @TricksyTails Of course! For more info check out the hyper rpg book club on Goodreads. Basically, each tile matches a show (and Kaiju the dog) on Hyper RPG. There's a reading challenge and a bonus challenge relating to each show and Kaiju. Example: I read Welcome to Night Vale for the #MotM slot, as shown by the waffle emote. 16 tiles, one tile a month. No need to watch the shows to take part. 2y
TricksyTails Thanks so much for explaining it to me! Looks like a lot of fun. Don't have GoodReads but I'll keep an eye out on your posts because this might tempt me to join! 😆 Thank you! 2y
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EllanaRose @TricksyTails ... I picked Night Vale because it has comedy elements to it, just like Masters of the Metaverse. Last month I read for Ac Inc, and I picked up the series by Gail Carriger called Finishing School - it involves a group of people going on an adventure, but it also matched the bonus challenge of it not being an all male group. 2y
Centique Oh how about The Doomsday Book for time travel? 😍 2y
Centique Oooh or Kindred. That‘s an amazing one! 2y
EllanaRose @Centique Oooh thanks! 2y
DivaDiane @Centique Doomsday Book was my first thought for time travel. There‘s also The Time Machine, by HG Wells, if you want to read a classic that‘s not too long. Not sure, but Replay, by Ken Grimwood might also fit the bill. 2y
EllanaRose @DivaDiane Thanks so much! I'm tempted by HG Wells as I've never read his work. Thanks for the recommendations! 2y
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EllanaRose
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Continuing to listen to the audio book while I read along with it.

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MrBook
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So, I used one of my #Audible credits today on this slim book. ???! Reminds me of the "Home Alone" quote, "Do you give up, or are you thirsty for more?" ? Bring it ??! Anyone want to #buddyread this one with me ????? With an irregular schedule like mine though, I never know when I'll get to the next listening session, and I tend to listen at 1.25 speed.

Andrew65 That's good value for money. 😊 2y
Ms_T One hundred and twenty six and a half hours?! *Faints* 2y
rwmg I was thinking I might re-read it next year or the year after 2y
Smartypants Great topic! Love history! 2y
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EllanaRose
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She makes a great reading companion for audio books! #dogsoflitsy #goodpupper

Bookzombie Cute! 2y
TricksyTails 🐶♥️ 2y
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I was pleased to find this on sale today. I've been having terrible insomnia lately, and a 1,300+ page history text seems an ideal soporific.

Anyone else out there combatting #insomnia with really boring books? What's your go-to?

Notafraidofwords Yep, I do that. 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto I try to do this, but sometimes I end up interested and wide awake. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
mrozzz I just add melatonin and 😴😴😴😴😴 2y
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JCozgrove
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Actually reading the Peter Heather book. But seems like relevant reading.

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janeycanuck
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Two chapters down, 69 to go! #MyEverest #ReadingGoals

zsuzsanna_reads I'm in the middle of book 4 after more than a year. Good luck!!!! 3y
janeycanuck @zsuzsanna_reads are you doing the full version? I couldn't face it, I'm doing an abridged without the footnotes. 3y
zsuzsanna_reads Yes, the full version. It is taking a looong time. 3y
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janeycanuck
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I'm through the acknowledgments, lists, intros, forwards, and prefaces. Time to really dive in! #MyEverest

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janeycanuck
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janeycanuck
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2017 is the year I finally tackle this. I can't face the full version so this 1252 page abridgment will be my Everest for the year. I'm working on a reading plan and if all goes well, I'll finish by the end of the year! #2017 #ReadingGoals #ReadingPlan #MyEverest

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jdtchicago

The five marks of the Roman decaying culture:

Concern with displaying affluence instead of building wealth;

Obsession with sex and perversions of sex;

Art becomes freakish and sensationalistic instead of creative and original;

Widening disparity between very rich and very poor;

Increased demand to live off the state.

EllanaRose I've been trying to read this since I started studying classical studies a decade ago. One day, one day... 3y
ptkpepe98 Pshaw! We'll be fine.... Now...where's my book? I need to bury my head again.... 3y
Laura317 Yep. We're there. 😞 3y
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