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Dear Abigail
Dear Abigail: The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters | Diane Jacobs
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Documents the intertwined stories of America's second first lady and her two sisters, tracing their colonial childhoods, eyewitness roles in the American Revolution and adult influence on the country's early history.
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kspenmoll
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#nonfiction #AbigailAdams #foremother #sisters #ancestry #PuritanInequality
Thought I knew much about New England‘s Puritan heritage. Apparently not!!!! “...the humble would doff their hats to privilege-just like at home.”

wordzie 😒 4y
kspenmoll @wordzie Have hope; this does change over time with all the new ideas(Enlightenment) taking hold. 4y
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kspenmoll
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#Saturdaymorning #coffeesndbooks #nonfiction
Reading a bit before I quiz my son for his midterms on Economics & Nuclear Security. Timely courses! He likes to be orally quizzed on certain aspects, then writes out the rest. He has always learned best thru discussion. His breadth of knowledge always amazes me- he is making economics understandable for me. #luckymom

Suet624 💕💕💕 4y
minkyb Very cool! 4y
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kspenmoll
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#AbigailAdams #ForeMothers #Sisters #NonFiction
Opened this book about Abigail Adams and her sisters‘ correspondence, visits, & revolutionary ideas to this family tree. Did not realize she was born in Weymouth, MA, a town south of Boston where I worked for 3 years.Love those connections we make with books. 😀❤️📚

Suet624 Did I tell you I grew up in Braintree? 4y
kspenmoll @Suet624 No! I directed a daycare center in mid- late 80‘s in Weymouth, but it‘s first & main center was in Braintree. South Shore Daycare Services. Connections! How long did you live there? 4y
Suet624 Birth to 13. 😀 4y
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kspenmoll
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#saturdayatthelibrary #bookhaul #publiclibraries
Spent quite some time meandering around my town library today. Love doing that! There is a stairway/path down into this reading area - there are more benches scattered about. Lovely reading spot. Excited to read Dear Abigail, ”The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and her Two Sisters”. Nagging guilt: Still working on McCullough‘s John Adams. 📚❤️

Areader2 Love historical fiction 4y
kspenmoll @Areader2 So do I! I have a student who buddy reads with me historical fiction as part of her senior English class. 4y
Areader2 A few of my favorites are The Traitors Wife,Allison Pataki,Americas First Daughter, Stephanie Dray& Laura Kamoie,The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs 4y
kspenmoll @Areader2 Thanks, she may enjoy these. Always looking for new books! 4y
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Thanks to @Librarybelle for alerting me to the recent Book Outlet scratch and dent sale. I couldn‘t help myself. 🤦🏼‍♀️ I got all of these for $32 so how could I not? Some of them were in poorer condition, but overall it was worth it! And now I‘m def on a book buying ban.

bookish.escape Book Outlet is my weakness, lol!! 5y
emilyhaldi I managed to resist this sale and am very proud of myself 🤗 5y
TNbookworm ❤ Book Outlet🐱 5y
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Librarybelle 😊 Look at those lovely books! 5y
LeahBergen Ooooo! 👏🏻👏🏻 5y
OrangeMooseReads I did that too! 😆 I got 18 books for $36 I can‘t wait to get them. 5y
BarbaraBB Lucky you 😘 5y
britt_brooke I‘ve still not used Book Outlet. I‘m scared of the outcome! 😆 5y
Reviewsbylola Omg @britt_brooke, it‘s literally one of the best and worst things I‘ve ever discovered. 😂 5y
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola 😆😬👏🏻 5y
Librosycafe Idk if I should look into a book outlet..... 5y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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I may be doing well with my #tbrbingo card, but I'm not doing well with a book buying ban. I picked these up at the dollar store, and I could have bought SO many more. #dollarstore #bookbuying #nobookbuyingban #iregretnothing

quirkyreader The dollar store is everyone's downfall. 5y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @quirkyreader It's certainly mine. This one wasn't near home and was just chock full of goodness. 5y
mjdowens I just got back home from buying 3 books myself from the Dollar Store 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @mjdowens Yay! What did you get?? 5y
KathyWheeler Me either. 😞 I've bought two books since I started this. 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @KathyWheeler You're showing more restraint than I am! 5y
WhatDeeReads You're doing great! The book buying ban part is optional anyway. 5y
kspenmoll Who can resist dollar store finds?! 📚👏 5y
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