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Witch Child
Witch Child | Celia Rees
When Mary sees her grandmother accused of witchcraft and hanged for the crime, she is silently hurried to safety by an unknown woman. The woman gives her tools to keep the record of her days - paper and ink. Mary is taken to a boat in Plymouth and from there sails to the New World where she hopes to make a new life among the pilgrims. But old superstitions die hard and soon Mary finds that she, like her grandmother, is the victim of ignorance and stupidity, and once more she faces important choices to ensure her survival. With a vividly evoked environment and characters skilfully and patiently drawn, this is a powerful literary achievement by Celia Rees that is utterly engrossing from start to finish.
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#WitchyWednesday
#Haunted #TBR

🖤🧙🏻🙌🏻

Eggs 🖤🧟‍♀️🧙🏻‍♀️💀🧡 4mo
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"My grandmother taught me to read auguries, and to me the sign is not so clear. The lights spanned the whole of the sky, from east to west, west to east. Where would the death and destruction fall? On the world we have left, or the one we sail toward?"

I love learning new words: AUGURY: a sign of what will happen in the future; an omen.

Also, good on audiobook ??

allureofbeauty I always loved this one a lot. 9mo
Reign_1982 I've been really wanting to get this book. But I've been straddling the fence. I'm definitely going to at least listen to a sample of the book 8mo
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bibliobliss @Reign_1982 You should!! 😉 8mo
Reign_1982 @bibliobliss is it scary at all? Because I'm a chicken to scary things. 8mo
bibliobliss @Reign_1982 So far, not scary at all 8mo
Reign_1982 @bibliobliss thank you 8mo
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bibliobliss
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Just started the tagged book today. Thoughts?

#currentlyreading #fiction #novels #paperbacks

Kimberlone I definitely read this in high school and remember a sequel too. Very little memory of what actually happens. (edited) 9mo
bibliobliss @Kimberlone Yes, there is a sequel. I recently discovered the series. It's good so far 9mo
allureofbeauty I loved this. Admittedly like 20+ years ago but I loved it. 9mo
allureofbeauty Now I just also feel old haha 9mo
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This YA historical fiction was quite enjoyable. A young girl and her grandmother are chastised for practicing midwifery. The story is told through diary entries of the girl and her viewpoint of the Puritans and the world around her was detailed and made for a wonderful read.

#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness @StayCurious (16pts)

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Birdsong28
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Day 17 of @Andrew65 's #Top20series #20series20days challenge

This was one of the first 'proper' books I read from the library as I progressed into teenage books.

I may have purchased recently the 20th anniversary version of Witch Child 🤭🤫 as it had such a pretty cover 😍 (not released till 3rd September) but as it is such a significant book in my reading life I thought it was worth it. 📚 📖

Kimberlone Omigosh! I totally remember loving this series. 1y
Bookworm54 I loved this one :) 1y
Andrew65 Not heard of this one. 1y
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Birdsong28
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I am using the tagged book for June's prompt for my #ReadingwithMaja challenge.

This book was one of my favourites as I transitioned from children's books to teenage books and one of the first to really grab me and harvest my love of reading. It was great rereading this as it took me back to that time of discovering that books could take me out of my world and into another and could make me think about them for days after.

@maich

maich This one is on my tbr. 2y
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Birdsong28
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Very good. Even though this is a YA book alot of the themes are adult so it can be read universally. Love rereading this as the last time was when I was a teenager and it still is one of my favourites just as it was back then. Set during the witch trials in both England and America.

#Bloomsbury

rubyslippersreads This sounds like something I‘d love. 2y
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KelliJo
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Starting a new Audiobook while I fix breakfast for my family. Happy Sunday!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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BeansPage 💖 this 3y
GripLitGrl 😍😍 3y
Reecaspieces Awesome! 👏 3y
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BethM
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Mehso-so

I thought this was pretty slow overall. There have been much better Salem accounts. I'll read the next one but only because I already own it.

JazzFeathers I read it years ago and l felt the same. I liked the historical setting, but something in the story dudn't quite speak to me 4y
BethM @JazzFeathers I'm glad I'm not alone! I can't quite put my finger on it, but the story seems almost clinically impersonal. (edited) 4y
readinginthedark Is this a series? I read it such a long time ago. 3y
BethM @readinginthedark I know there's at least 2 books. 3y
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megnews
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“Words have power. These are mine.”

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Skyrimir
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Yay for relaxing in a pool! Also, being pretty book monogamous right now, I usually hop around a few different books at the same time but I‘m really enjoying this one!

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Skyrimir
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Just started this one. #readingselfie #riotbooks #riotgrams

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Bookface
I bought these at Goodwill a while back solely based on their book covers... anyone read them? They sound really good!

#AprilBookishMadnesd

Autumnscribe Witch child is quite good, as is its sequel. 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Autumnscribe awesome!! Thank you!! 4y
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JazzFeathers Read The Witch Child years ago. It was ok. I wasn't mad about it, but it was pleasant. I liked the historical take at witchcraft, even with the definite speculative element. 4y
LeahBergen I love Colette. 💕 4y
Birdsong28 Love Witch Child it was (and still is) my favourite book when I was a teenager but it's so good any age can read it. You should try to find the sequel (the tagged book) as it carries on the story but isn't as as good but adds a little something to it. 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Birdsong28 I will look for it!! Thank you!! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eeclayton I love it!!!! Thank you for sharing that!! I may try that !! My family already thinks I‘m crazy 🤣🤣 so do my neighbors for all the pictures I take outside!!! 4y
eeclayton You're welcome :) Looking forward to your bookfaces! 4y
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KtheBookwyrm
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Some of my favorite buzzwords. I want to make some lists of books that I‘ve enjoyed and books that I want to read that fall into these categories.

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LadyGothic
Witch Child | Celia Rees
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I loved this book so much that I want to read more like it

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LadyGothic
Witch Child | Celia Rees

I just start reading this book today and I like it so far

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CarlyQuinn
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Loved this book! Read it years ago and I‘m planning to re-read over #ChristmasBreak. The second book is also very good. It‘s called Sorceress and I will post it too.

A young girl escapes the persecution of the people in her small town when her grandmother is accused of being a witch and hung. Her escape brings her to the colonies where she fosters with a childless family and tries to conceal her unusual gifts.

SiriuslyWeasley Great book! 🙂 4y
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juliek1
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This HF novel follows a young girl‘s diary in 1659, whose grandmother is hanged after being accused of being a witch. She manages to escape, herself, but staying out of the eyes of the Puritans proves difficult. This would be an excellent story for LC, IR, PR, and AS.

Lesson Plan: http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/Secondary/Literature/11-14/NewWindm...

juliek1 A good UDL would be 9.1 Promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation, as this is a book that has a lot of heavier tones, and expectations for feedback could be high. 4y
juliek1 ESOL strategies that could be used are 30. Encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships, and 32. Use student pairs for team learning; Students can work with a partner on a lot of the more open-ended questions, and use timelines and bubble charts to document relationships and events. #ucflae3413f17 4y
DrSpalding If you liked this book, check out my review of A Shape of Mercy regarding the same topic. Historical fiction can be fascinating. I like the idea of using bubble charts to aid students in documenting relationships or events in the story. 4y
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Bookworm54
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The first book that came to mind for #Waterfalls 🤷🏼‍♀️

Part of the book takes place by a waterfall. I don't think a lot of it does though... regardless this is a great YA book, and contains a waterfall somewhere 🤣🤣🤣

#AugustGrrrl

JazzFeathers I read it sooo many years ago. I liked it enough that l then bought other books by this author 4y
Bookworm54 @JazzFeathers my favourite one is Pirates ☺️ 4y
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Bookworm54
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#MayBookFlowers #EyesOnCovers

From left to right:
1) The String Diaries
2) The Book of You
3) Before I go to Sleep
4) Moon Called
5) Memoirs of a Geisha
6) Witch Child
7) The Raging Quiet
8) Blaze of Memory

Cinfhen Niiiiiice 😍 5y
RealLifeReading Fun collage! 5y
Dragon That is a fun photo 😀 (edited) 5y
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olyvianne
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More and more witches, witches everywhere. And Puritans! This is written as a diary, it's great. A+ audiobook, read by Jennifer Ehle.

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Arkrayder
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This book was written in the style of a diary and I believe this was the perfect style to put across the idiocy and superstitious clap trap that prevailed during early colonial times. It just seems so idiotic to revert to a backward style of living. Having read this I see similarities to today with fear and paranoia of different religions taking hold. Hopefully thing don't progress to the heights they did during the 1600's.

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chiemphong
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Một câu chuyện về lòng can đảm, sự bao dung và tình thương trên con đường tìm kiếm tự do.