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March | Geraldine Brooks
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize--a powerful love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War, from the author of The Secret Chord, coming from Viking in October 2015 From Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story "filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unforgettable man" (Sue Monk Kidd). With "pitch-perfect writing" (USA Today), Brooks follows March as he leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. A lushly written, wholly original tale steeped in the details of another time, March secures Geraldine Brooks's place as a renowned author of historical fiction. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Susanita
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Started in March. Continued in April. Bailed in May. I have loved other books by this author, but March is too dour and dry.

OTOH I bailed on Thursday Murder Club and will also bail on this follow-up. I‘ll still go to book club, though, because it‘s the last meeting until September.

I finished the Pandian and read a bit of Emma, so I‘ve been reading The Lola Quartet and liking it so far.

#AwesomeApril #progressreport

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DebinHawaii
March | Geraldine Brooks
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I‘m pretty happy with my March reading. I finished 20 books& accomplished most of what I hoped to do. I finished all 3 #Roll100 books, my buddy reads for #ChloeGongReadAlong #JaneAdjacent #NancyDrewBR #ChildrensClassicRead2024 #SheSaid #Naturalitsy #SeasonalCozies #TravelingStars & my virtual foodie book club & worked in an AuldLangSpine title (trying to do one per month). Finished out 2 series & started a new one #SeriesLove2024 & took part in ⬇️

TheBookHippie WOWIE!!!! ♥️ 2mo
DebinHawaii …the #MarveloysMarch #readathon. I did not read my selected #FoodandLit title & did a #DNF after 135 pages of The Golden Notebook for #SundayBuddyRead so not perfect but pretty darn good overall! I liked everything I read (except my DNF) but my favorites included Foul Heart Huntsman, My Monticello, both books in The Naturals series, What Feasts at Night Lone Women & Make Trouble. (edited) 2mo
DebinHawaii @TheBookHippie I still feel a little bad for DNFing The Golden Notebook but it did enable me to focus on a few more books I wanted to read! 😆 2mo
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PuddleJumper 🌞 🌞 2mo
Librarybelle Great month!! 2mo
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii PFFT 😵‍💫 it was such a disappointing mess. 2mo
DieAReader 🥳Brilliant! 2mo
Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2mo
AmyG Amazing. I read half that and thought I had a great month. 🤣🎉 (edited) 2mo
DebinHawaii @AmyG But you stayed with The Golden Notebook & that counts as at least 5 books! 😂 2mo
AmyG Hahahahaha! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 👏🏻 2mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 2mo
julieclair Wow! Fabulous month! 🤩 2mo
StayCurious I‘m so impressed with your reading! 2mo
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kelli7990
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Today, I‘m sharing my March Wrap-Up. I actually finished 5 books this month. The 3 books not included because I couldn‘t find them on Fable are all 3 books in The Sweet Road trilogy by Jacki Kelly. I DNF‘d 6 books.

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TheBookgeekFrau
March | Geraldine Brooks
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March wrap-up: 7

No DNFs
5 off of #MountTBR
2 new releases

Pick of the Month: The Princess of Las Vegas

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BarbaraBB
March | Geraldine Brooks
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#MarchWrapUp #MarchStats

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
In Defence of the Act
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨
A History of Loneliness
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Caretaker
Ordinary Human Failings
Sailor Soldier
⭐️⭐️⭐️✨
When You Disappeared
Enter Ghost
What I‘d Rather not Think About
What Have We Done
Bijna niets gebeurt toevallig
⭐️⭐️⭐️
The List
See You in Paradise
⭐️⭐️✨
Vengeance is Mine
⭐️⭐️
O Caledonia
Hangman

DNF
In Ascension

julesG That's a lot of stars! 2mo
Cathythoughts Great stuff. I‘m stacking In Defence of the Act 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
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Susanita
March | Geraldine Brooks
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My #favebookmark is whatever is in the physical book I‘m currently reading. This one isn‘t even technically a bookmark: it‘s a ticket stub! #ittakesallkinds

Leftcoastzen Can‘t tell you how many ticket stubs become bookmarks in my house! Good memories! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 3mo
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EadieB
March | Geraldine Brooks
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#March2024 #TheBookSpin #SeriesLove2024

These are my books for March 2024.

TheSpineView Looks like a good reading month. Enjoy 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fabulous!! 3mo
DieAReader 🥳Awesome! 3mo
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DebinHawaii
March | Geraldine Brooks
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My March TBR is aggressive & as usual, I‘m not planning to get to all of it. I‘m still unsure on this month‘s #SundayBuddyRead The Golden Notebook as I‘m only through the intro & not loving it but I‘m going to try for more this weekend. This month I‘m joining in: #ChloeGongReadAlong #JaneAdjacent #NancyDrewBR #ChildrensClassicRead2024 #Naturalitsy #SheSaid #SeasonalCozies #FoodAndLit #Roll100 & a reread of Relish for my virtual foodie book club.⬇️

DebinHawaii …Also working in an #AuldLangSpine book & some for #SeriesLove2023 & there‘s a few library books too. I haven‘t listed the 3 books I have in progress on my TBR as if I don‘t finish them this weekend, the library books have to go back. OK, wish me luck! 🍀📚🍀 3mo
Catsandbooks Great stack! 💚 3mo
TheSpineView Looks good! Enjoy! 3mo
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AllDebooks Great selection. Enjoy 😊 3mo
Librarybelle Good luck! I see a number of titles on your list that are on my to read list! 3mo
Texreader ❤️❤️❤️ The Island of Sea Women. I‘m going to try to reread it this month. 3mo
julieclair Great choices! Happy Reading. 😃 3mo
sblbooks I loved Heidi! 3mo
tpixie Enjoy! 3mo
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GinaKButler
March | Geraldine Brooks
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My March #bookspin list!

Thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks
I can‘t wait to see what you pick!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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TheBookgeekFrau
March | Geraldine Brooks
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Bookwormjillk
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Little Women told mostly through the eyes of Mr. March. A friend recommended this knowing Little Women is a favorite, not knowing that I really can‘t stand Mr March. BUT this book did such a great job of explaining why he was such a pompous know it all without making him sympathetic. I loved it. Warning this book largely takes place in the south during the Civil War so it‘s not a gentle book.

TheBookHippie Ooooooo 👀 6mo
AllDebooks Double Ooooooooo👁👁 6mo
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Ruthiella I liked this one a lot too for its perspective. 6mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Intriguing. I also find Mr. March aggravating (as I do his real-life counterpart of Mr. Alcott lol) so this sounds interesting. 6mo
Bookwormjillk @TheAromaofBooks yeah I‘d have words for both of those guys 6mo
JenDR Read this book earlier in the year. Enjoyed it mostly because it was Little Women adjacent. Didn‘t really reimagine the original. I find it funny that out of all those writers during that time period in that area - Louisa May Alcott‘s Little book for girls has become the worldwide iconic classic. 6mo
Catsandbooks 🍭❄️❤️ 6mo
Librarybelle Yes! It did not show Mr March in a good light! I liked this one…read it ages ago! 6mo
BookmarkTavern Oh that sounds super interesting! 6mo
Andrew65 Excellent 🎄🎄🎄 I have a copy of this and ned to read it. 6mo
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JenDR
March | Geraldine Brooks
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My latest book for coffee shop time. I liked Little Women as a child. I am intrigued about what Brooks does with a character who was mostly off page.

thea-block I enjoyed the concept of this one maybe more than the execution. I don‘t know if you ever read the Little House on the Prairie books, but if you did, I REALLY enjoyed the tagged book from the mother‘s perspective. Made things feel much more real! (edited) 9mo
JenDR I‘ve heard of Caroline - so far very mixed reviews from readers I usually match vibes with. For March - I am enjoying the parts of him at war more than the flashbacks of his life with his family. 9mo
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AshleyHoss820
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Mehso-so

I‘m not sure what to do about this…as far as historical fiction, it is well-researched. It‘s a decent read, if dry. I don‘t hold Little Women as dearly in my heart like many do, so that‘s not my issue either. I won‘t count this author out, I just think this one didn‘t resonate with me. Pictured: A. Bronson Alcott #TBRTarot for April: Which has a one word title.

CBee You‘re really catching up, way to go!! 😊 12mo
AshleyHoss820 @CBee The Spring semester is at an end and Dobby is a free elf! 🤣🤣🤣 12mo
CBee @AshleyHoss820 hahaha yayyyyy 😂😂😂 12mo
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Caterina
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Took a reading break to visit 2 bookstores for Independent Bookstore Day with my husband! He spoiled me with three books. 😁 I started the tagged with lunch + coffee but mostly chatted about books with my husband. 🥰 #hour10 #readathon #deweysreadathon @DeweysReadathon #IBD #IndependentBookstoreDay The husband: @CounterfeitNickel

DeweysReadathon An all around excellent use of your break! 13mo
kspenmoll He‘s a keeper! 13mo
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Karisimo
March | Geraldine Brooks
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#temptingtitles #withamonth always love a chance to promote Geraldine Brooks. This one isn‘t my fav, but still good! It‘s a story of the March sisters‘ father while he is away at war during the time Little Women takes place.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Sounds good! 13mo
CatMS On my TRB 13mo
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DebinHawaii
March | Geraldine Brooks
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It was a crazy month between finalizing my transition to a new job (I start Thursday) & getting COVID, but I managed to read 12 books. I enjoyed most of what I read but favorites were Adult Assembly Required, Foul Lady Fortune, Murder at Haven‘s Rock & Death By Dumpling. Overall a good reading month.

Bookzombie Great reading month! I hope you enjoy your new job! 💕 (edited) 14mo
DebinHawaii @Bookzombie Thank you! I am hoping it relieves a lot of stress. 🤗 14mo
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BarbaraBB
March | Geraldine Brooks
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#MarchStats #MarchWrapUp

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An Uninterrupted View of the Sky
Days in the History of Silence
Broken River

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Erasure
The Diviners
Brother I‘m Dying
The Undertaking
De eerlijke vinder (Dutch)
Now is not the Time to Panic

⭐️⭐️⭐️
If I survive you
Jawbone
We hebben het over je gehad (Dutch)

⭐️⭐️✨
The School for Good Mothers

Cinfhen 🙌🏻 14mo
TrishB I‘ve had Broken River on my pile for ages!!! 14mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB It‘s real good! 14mo
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CSeydel I loved Erasure! 14mo
Megabooks Great month!! 14mo
BarbaraBB @CSeydel I‘ve loved all the books I read by Everett 🤍 14mo
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kelli7990
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Today, I‘m sharing my reading wrap-up from March as well as the movies I watched.

Movies I Watched

The Dukes Of Hazzard
Star Rating: ⭐️
I didn‘t like this movie. It was kind of silly.

Yesterday
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I didn‘t like this movie very much. It was okay but not great.

Coco
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I enjoyed this movie.

Cinderella
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I also enjoyed this movie.

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CloakNQuill
March | Geraldine Brooks
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@TheAromaofBooks #March #bookspinbingo board

#BookSpin - 20 - Book of Living Secrets
#DoubleSpin - 17 - Gallant

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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KathyWheeler
March | Geraldine Brooks
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1: It‘s a tie between Kate Beacon‘ Ducks and Clothes-Pegs.
2: Only making sure all the paperwork gets filled out for my retirement on June 1.
#Two4Tuesday

Ruthiella Retirement! 🥳 Only three more months… 1y
KathyWheeler @Ruthiella I don‘t like to rush time, but I can‘t wait! 1y
BethM Woah. Congrats! 1y
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Librarybelle Congratulations! 1y
TheSpineView Retirement sounds wonderful. Thanks for playing 1y
KathyWheeler I‘m really happy about it especially given some of the stuff going on right now at my university. 1y
Reggie We just had a woman retire after working with us for 17 years. I‘m so happy and excited for you. 1y
KathyWheeler @Reggie Thanks. I‘ve been here since 1997. Doesn‘t seem that long! 1y
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LitsyEvents
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Repost for @Eggs & @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Welcome to our next photo #challenge #MarchMagic! Thanks to everyone who played in February 💚💚

See original post at https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2553680

Eggs Thank you 🙏🏻 1y
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Eggs
March | Geraldine Brooks
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5 days ‘til March!

Welcome to our next photo challenge #MarchMagic! Thanks to everyone who played in February 💚💚

Please share with others🥰
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
🍀💚🎂

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actualdisneyprincess
March | Geraldine Brooks
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“Little Women” is one of my favorite books of all time - Jo March was the first, and forever, character in whom I saw myself, even as a little kid - and so this is kind of interesting. Not as utterly amazing as the people who recommended it to me made it sound, but it‘s good so far. #march #geraldinebrooks #littlewomen #themarchfamily #civilwar #abolitionism #slavery #racism #reimaginedliterature

IndoorDame Mine too! Beautiful copy ❤️ 1y
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Blueberry
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Eggs Beautiful 🤎🧡❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🔑📚 2y
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Bookgoil
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Well I only missed two books last month from my list so I did pretty good and I finished both my #bookspin and #doublespin reads! Hoping to work on my April bingo board today ❤️ #bookspinbingo

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!!! 2y
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La_Cori
March | Geraldine Brooks
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March was a busy month, but I read a lot.. I think I can finish my 14th book today!📚📚
I'll try to catch up on my reviews in the next few days.

I didn't read my #doublespin (it's already on my April TBR) but I got a Bingo!!! 🥳🥳 (there's a second bingo with the help of a free square) @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!!! 2y
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PaperbackPirate
March | Geraldine Brooks
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I‘m on spring break so I think I should join @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @Eggs for their #SavvySettings photo challenge!

Eggs Yay 😀 2y
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EadieB
March | Geraldine Brooks
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#March2022 #BookSpinBingo

These are my books 📚 for March 2022.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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Eggs
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Four days ‘til March! February was a whirlwind 😮
We so appreciate your posts, and are grateful for all of you. Please share🤗

For #SavvySettings, choose a book, chapter, poem, song, play, movie, novella etc. that matches each prompt‘s setting! Enjoy 🌸☺️🌺

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

LiseWorks These are fun to do 2y
Eggs Thanks 🙏🏻 Great to have you! @LiseWorks (edited) 2y
SilversReviews How can it be March in a few days? 2y
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SilversReviews @Eggs I don‘t know what IKR is. (edited) 2y
Eggs “I know, right!?!” @SilversReviews 2y
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La_Cori
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Here's my TBR for March.. How are we at the end of February already?!
#bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

AmandaBlaze Graph paper is such a good idea for this! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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mrsmarch
March | Geraldine Brooks
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All ready for March — my namesake and my birthday month! 5 new books on this month‘s board — ready to spin! #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Any big birthday plans?? 2y
mrsmarch @TheAromaofBooks I don‘t think so 🤔 Every year people ask what I want for my birthday and every year I can‘t think of a single fun thing. 2y
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kelli7990
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Today, I‘m sharing all the books I read in March. I also participated in #bookishbingo and #tbrknockout this month.

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kelli7990
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Here‘s my TBR for March. I also want to participate in #bookishbingo this month. I‘m reading these two books for #theunreadshelfproject2021. March‘s reading challenge is to read a book you bought on a trip. I don‘t have a book from a trip so I‘m going to read Yellowbird for that and I‘m going to read Random Family for #theunreadshelfproject2021 bonus challenge which is to read a book that was an impulse buy.

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EadieB
March | Geraldine Brooks
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#BookSpin #DoubleSpin #BookSpinBingo #March2021

Here are my books to read for March 2021.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
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Hooked_on_books
March | Geraldine Brooks
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I have compiled my stacks for March #bookspinbingo! I can‘t wait for the numbers to be drawn!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!!! 3y
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Ncostell
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Pickpick

Having visited the Alcott residence of Orchard House in Concord, MA in 2019 and learning about Louisa May Alcott‘s father Bronson, I enjoyed this historical fiction account of Mr. March‘s Civil War journey. Mr. March shares many of Bronson Alcott‘s characteristics and I felt that Brooks did a nice job of weaving his story into the back drop of such a beloved work as Little Women which was not an easy task.

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Texreader
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Ebook on sale today.

I‘ve never read Little Women but I‘ve read this one and thought it was terrific. I love Brooks‘ books. So this one comes highly recommended

megnews I love Brooks too. 4y
Crazeedi I love Brooks too, but I was a bit afraid to read this. Didn't want Little Women to be messed up if you know what I mean 4y
Texreader @megnews @Crazeedi Brooks just nails historical fiction so well. Having read this book I remember thinking I should read LW, but it‘s just way too slow for me. 4y
Crazeedi @Texreader I may have to read this,I've liked her other books 4y
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Chars
March | Geraldine Brooks
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After March enlists in the Civil War he says, “one day I hope to go back to my wife, but also to the man of moral certainty that I was. That innocent man, who knew with such clear confidence exactly what it was that he was meant to do.” The author ponders, “I don‘t think he can go back. Nor do I think it desirable. Moral certainty can deafen people to any truths other than their own. By the end of the book, March sees the cost of his ideals.”

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melissajayne
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Pickpick

4⭐️ I was quite surprised by this book and really liked it. I had signed it out a few years ago from the library but wasn‘t able to get to it. I really liked that she used Mr. March as the narrator for most of the book and that Marmee was also humanized well. #ebook #historicalfiction #fiction #bookreview #bookstagram #2020

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melissajayne
March | Geraldine Brooks
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“Sometimes, true courage requires inaction; that one sits at home while war rages on...”. How apt that seems to our current situation. Sigh 😔

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Susanita
March | Geraldine Brooks
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So March wasn‘t great, but all things considered it could have been so much worse. I finished four books and settled into WFH. I was a little under the weather. Meanwhile, tomorrow starts a new month, and we‘ll see what that brings. The habit I was going to go with was to work on $ stuff, but we‘re okay at least for now. Instead I will endeavor to take a walk every day and read at least a little bit every day. One day at a time. #bfc

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EadieB
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Day 31 - #MarchStats #MarchMadness
#MarchWrapUp #MagnificentMarch

January Totals - 22 Books and 9,385 Pgs.
February Totals - 20 Books and 7,478 Pgs.
March Totals - 15 Books and 6,140 Pgs.

Total - 57 Books and 23,003 Pgs.

Hope to finish Outsider and The Purity Of Vengeance tomorrow!

OriginalCyn620 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
BookishMe Incredible! Keep it rolling 📚📖📚 4y
EadieB @BookishMe Thanks for cheering me on! The last few days have been slow reading for me so I hope it rolls better tomorrow! 4y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 👏🏻🎊🎉 4y
BookishMe 👍🏽👍🏽 4y
Crazeedi Your totals always blow me away! Great job Eadie! I hope your week gets better! I kept falling asleep today, nothing accomplished, gloomy outside too. Tomorrow will be better!! 4y
EadieB @Crazeedi Same here! I was trying to read and kept falling asleep too! We need some sun. Hang in there! The sun is coming out on Thursday. 4y
Eggs Congratulations 🥳❤️🥳 Eadie and thanks for your tenacity with my challenges 👏🏻👏🏻 4y
EadieB @Eggs You‘re welcome! Having fun with them! 4y
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Kshakal
March | Geraldine Brooks
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It may be a bit ambitious but I do have a weeks worth of spring break this month! #marchtbr #marchmadness @Eggs

Eggs You can do this! 4y
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EadieB
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Day 2 - #MarchTBR #MarchMadness

Happy Birthday to @Eggs - Hope you have a great birthday!

Group read books: The Collectors, Stonecutter, Conspiracy of Faith, Fire Witness, Devil Colony and The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett.

#LitsyAuthors - Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart, Woman 99 by Greer Macallister, If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio and Borden Murders by Sarah Miller

ljuliel Looks like you have a nice lineup for the coming month. Have fun. 📚 4y
EadieB @ljuliel Don‘t know yet what the Binchy book will be! 4y
Andrew65 Happy Birthday @Eggs 🍾🥂 🎂 🎁 🍰 🎈 4y
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ljuliel I just looked up @andrew65 ‘s post. I remember he posted it awhile back. Looks like Chestnut Street is up next. 4y
Andrew65 Looks like a great month, pleased to see the first book in one of my top ten series. 4y
ljuliel Whoops sorry, @andrew65. Didn‘t see your post til I just posted. 4y
Andrew65 @ljuliel Think we posted at the same time 😹 4y
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes! Time to do the first Mariani book! 4y
EadieB @Andrew65 @ljuliel Thanks! Must have missed that post about 4y
MrBook Happy birthdays to the spectacular and amazing @Eggs 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳🤗!!! Great post, @EadieB 👌🏻👌🏻! 4y
Eggs Thanks @Andrew65 !! 4y
Eggs Thanks Jason 🤗🤗 @MrBook 4y
gradcat Happy Birthday to my favorite @Eggs ... hope you had mucho fun!! 🎂♥️😉 4y
gradcat @EadieB Thanks for keep everybody up to date, Eadie—you‘re the best! ♥️ 4y
Eggs Thanks @gradcat❣️❣️I had a lovely day indeed!! 4y
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Coleen
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Mehso-so

Having recently finished reading Little Women, I thought this would be a nice follow-up, a fictional account of Mr. March, who gets relatively little attention in Alcott‘s novel. I‘ve also really enjoyed other books by Geraldine Brooks. But this one missed the mark for me. I found that the story dragged and that Mr. March‘s character didn‘t really match up with the man Alcott alluded to in LW. Just a so-so for me.

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underground_bks
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Mehso-so

Geraldine Brooks‘ Pulitzer Prize-winning March follows the absent patriarch of Louisa May Alcott‘s Little Women in his service as chaplain during the Civil War. While I appreciate Brooks‘ detailed historical contextualization and the point she makes about moral rigidity, I felt March lacked the warmth and beauty required to be persuasive as a counterpoint to its source of inspiration.

KarmonR I enjoyed March when I read it. I became a Brooks fan because of this book. I am not a big fan of Little Women, so that may be a factor in the way I approached the book. What about you? LW fan? 4y
underground_bks @KarmonR definitely a Little Women fan, but I just felt like March was a cold book, maybe a little too literary and not enough beauty for me. 4y
KarmonR I can understand that. Mr March was not particularly likable , if I remember correctly. He didn‘t seem to fit with the women of the March family. 4y
underground_bks @KarmonR I also might be a little too invested in LW. But I just feel like the criticism of LW‘s moral rigidity in March is so blunt. I can‘t help it—I love the earnestness of LW and was missing it here. 4y
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rachaich
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Oh my. I adored this. It's not only a gripping tale, it's superbly written and so historically intricate without being superior.
Definitely need to read more by her.

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rachaich
March. Geraldine Brooks | Geraldine Brooks
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Oooh looking forward to this book!

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Biverson12
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Ellen_C
March | Geraldine Brooks
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Outstanding work of historical fiction that imagines what Mr. March — Marmee‘s husband & father to the “Little Women” — did during the civil war. Brooks provides incredible historical detail and a story of personal relationships between March, Marmee and slave named Grace. Won a Pulitzer Prize in 2006. I love Brooks‘ novels. They are so well researched and written. https://cannonballread.com/2019/09/march-elcicco/

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