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Sarum
Sarum: The Novel of England | Edward Rutherfurd
A masterpiece that is breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history. This rich tapesty weaves a compelling saga of five families who preserve their own particular characteristics over the centuries, and offer a fascinating glimpse into the future. From the Paperback edition.
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Andrew65
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Shortest : Freaks by Tess Gerritsen 38 Pages
Longest : Sarum by Edward Rutherford 1344 Pages
Oldest : Just William by Richmal Crompton : 1922 (current Read)
Newest : The Infirmary by L J Ross 2019

ljuliel Good answers ! You‘ve got a nice variety there. 4d
Andrew65 @ljuliel Sums up my eclectic reading tastes! 4d
EadieB That sure is a mix of genres! 2d
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Lynnsoprano
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#gratefulreads #Day2 There‘s no doubt that my #preferredgenre is historical fiction. I love historical mysteries, too, and historical romances are fun, but give me a #chunkster saga and I‘m happy. This is one of my all time favorites, that I first read in 1993. I know that because it was one of the few books we took with us to Prague.

Ubookquitous Rutherfurd is one of the few out there writing these tomes that span hundreds of years or more! Love it 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love HF too!! 2w
Lynnsoprano @ubookquitous I got started early with the Michener books, which led naturally to Rutherfurd. 2w
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Ladyval05 Oh, my goodness! I remember seeing that cover a long time ago. It was my mom‘s book, but I don‘t remember if I read it. 2w
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 2w
tdrosebud I really liked this book, I need to read more Rutherfurd. 2w
Andrew65 I love historical sagas too. 2w
Lynnsoprano @tdrosebud @Andrew65 I find Rutherford‘s books to be very uneven. Some, like Sarum, Russka, and Paris, are fantastic. Some, like London, are snoozers. And there are some that I‘ve liked but hubby panned (and we‘re usually on the same wavelength). I find it really interesting, because I rarely have such wildly fluctuating opinions about an author‘s work. 2w
Ubookquitous @Lynnsoprano LOL me too! Michener‘ The Covenant opened up a whole world I knew nothing of 2w
Lynnsoprano @Ubookquitous The Covenant and The Source had so much influence on me. 2w
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hissingpotatoes
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2/5⭐ Not terrible, but too sweeping in scope and oddly combining a documentary style with fiction that both failed to capture me. #fantasydragon #adventureathon #fantasyadventureathon

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Lynnsoprano
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#HelloThursday
1. 55F, or about 13C
2. 75 to 78
3. It‘s actually off, because it‘s reading 70 in the house.
4. I love to read on mild, sunny days, sitting on my patio
5. A #chunkster historical novel.

Really not trying to rub it in for those of you dealing with the cold. My son and his family are supposed to fly home from Wisconsin today, and we‘re worried they won‘t be able to get home.

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 10mo
hhavel Thanks, Lynn! It is turning out to be a family indeed. 10mo
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Andrew65
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Onto book 2 of my #MakeMeReadIt Challenge for August, with Sarum which got the second highest number of votes. At 1344 Pages this may take me some time! I picked my copy up from a Church Book Sale three years ago (this month) in Wick, Scotland. It was on a table of books they they were giving away for nothing! Who am I to turn down such a bargain. You can‘t beat free! #2 #YearoftheChunkster

Melissa_J I know you‘re going to love this one, Andrew. 1y
Andrew65 @Melissa_J Deliberately chosen a time to read it when I should have no interruptions! Don‘t want to lose the momentum or flow. Always enjoy Historical Sagas. (edited) 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 I can‘t wait to see how you like it. I have a copy too and I‘ll have to read it soon if you like it! 1y
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Andrew65 @EadieB A good start but can see it will be a very long read. According to the app i‘m using over 40 hours of reading! (edited) 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 That‘s at least 3 or 4 days depending on how many hours you read a day! 1y
Andrew65 @EadieB Closer to 5 I‘d imagine with other books, only factored in 3! (edited) 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 I think you can do in 4. You always get impressive results and end up surprising yourself. 1y
Andrew65 @EadieB True, I will definitely need my tunnel vision for this one! 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 Hopefully it will be as good as Jeffrey Archer‘s family saga and will totally engross you. 1y
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Andrew65
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#MakeMeReadIt - Current Totals. Keep voting, and feel free to vote again. Will do tie breakers at the weekend. The tagged book has closed the gap!

Greatest Knight 14
Sarum 13
Fractured 8
Stay Close 5
Monday Mourning 5
An Officer and a Spy 4
Burnt Shadows 3
Tuesday‘s Gone 2
The Unseen 2
Azincourt 2
The Rose Petal Beach 1
Pantheon 1

DGRachel Because I‘m sure you‘ll love it: 1y
Andrew65 @DGRachel Thanks 😊 1y
DGRachel One should always have at least one sure thing on the TBR. 😉 1y
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Quirkybookworm Haven't heard of them but I'd pick Sarum. 1y
mrozzz I‘m going to throw in a vote for 1y
EadieB Sarum has moved up but I think you should read The Greatest Knight first. 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 Sarum has moved up but I think you should read The Greatest Knight first. 1y
Tove_Reads Sarum, bc you should have read it by now, or Tuesday, we could read it together. 1y
Tove_Reads Also ready for Fractured. 1y
Andrew65 @EadieB Let the Littens decide! 😂 1y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads We could be reading some things together in August. August is the best reading month of the year. Got one week of school left and hardly been able to touch a book this week except for the audiobook on the commute. Still got 140 reports to read and write this weekend ready for Monday. Eeek 🙀😳😬🤯 (edited) 1y
Tove_Reads You can do it! I am staying a week at a national park in August. I will have time to read, when I‘m not being a Finnish Forest Reindeer Ranger! I‘ll be in London Sept 4-9. 1y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Thanks, sounds like you have an interesting time ahead. 1y
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JulAnna
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I really enjoyed this! Good historical fiction. I learned a good bit of English history along the way. I will definitely put his other books on my TBR. To me it felt ver similar to The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, which I also enjoyed 😊

Andrew65 Hoping to read this in August. 1y
TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 1y
Nute This is encouraging because the size of his books is daunting. 1y
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Reecaspieces I love his books. My favorite is 1y
RebelReader I have this one on my TBR shelf 1y
JulAnna @Reecaspieces I am glad to hear that Russka is good, I think that is the next one I will try! 1y
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JulAnna
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Today‘s summer breakfast is blueberries and raspberries 😋 Hoping to finish this long book today!

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JulAnna
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Coffee and a little bit of porch reading before it gets too hot today! ☀️

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JulAnna
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I came home from an afternoon run and found these two in my backyard! 😳
Greek yogurt, granola, a banana
Historical, long, engrossing
I have a glass paperweight with goldfish in it
5‘2”
@MinDea #humpdaypost
Happy Wednesday, everyone! 😊

LiteraryinLititz Yikes! Where do you live? 1y
JulAnna Central PA, on the side of a mountain @LiteraryinLititz 1y
JulAnna @LiteraryinLititz Actually about an hour north of Lititz 😊 1y
LeahBergen Cool! 1y
MinDea Well that is crazy!!! Wow. Looks like they had some fun in your yard! 😲 1y
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JulAnna
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Perfect summer breakfast!

Soubhiville Absolutely perfect! 1y
Slajaunie Yum! I just had a banana. 1y
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JulAnna
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Very excited to be starting this chunkster! I love big, sprawling stories, especially for summertime reading! 🤓 Unexciting cover picture on this Kindle edition, though.

Becker I love a big engrossing read in the summer as well. 1y
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Miss_Kim
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It‘s taking me a long time but I‘m getting there!

knittedgnome I love your pretty planner! 2y
Seekingtardis Yaaaaaaaas planner!!!! 2y
Miss_Kim @Seekingtardis @knittedgnome I LOVE my planner! 💕📖💕 2y
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CoverToCoverGirl
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All these books are in my #Chunkster #TBR pile. 😁

The Queen Victoria tome was signed and dated by Mrs. Ellen Torrey on June 20th, 1887.

#ReadingResolutions

TheReadingMermaid 😍😍😍 2y
Ncostell Very cool! 2y
rubyslippersreads That Queen Victoria book is gorgeous! 😍👑 2y
CoverToCoverGirl Thank you.. Amazingly enough a yard sale find. 😎 @Syndelle777 @Ncostell @rubyslippersreads 2y
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Miss_Kim
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Here‘s what I read in March! I finished all of these except for Sarum (1344 pages and I‘m working on it). If I finished a book it means I liked it since I always bail on a book that I don‘t enjoy. My favourites on this list were Educated and The Little Red Chairs. Jezebel and Fever Dream were probably my least favourite. Now on to April!

Andrew65 Great organisation, and a great month 👏 2y
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Miss_Kim
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Okay I am going to dive into Edward Rutherford‘s first epic novel Sarum. It‘s 1344 pages long! I have no idea how I got this copy but it is inscribed inside the front cover by none other than the Custodian of Old Sarum Castle (1995)!! I think that‘s really cool 💕📖💕📚

julesG This is very cool 2y
Miss_Kim Do you think the signature is Peter Cannon? 2y
Zelma Very cool! 👍 2y
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Tove_Reads
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I have started the journey! Do not be scared, I‘m not reading Twilight, this is just one part of Sarum! #yearofchunkster @Andrew65 @Dulcinella

Melissa_J I loved this one! 2y
SandyW 😂 2y
Andrew65 Likely to be Thursday before I get to this. Enjoy 😊 (edited) 2y
Miss_Kim Are you guys still reading this? I‘ve managed to collect almost all his books and think I am ready to start with the first one. 2y
Tove_Reads @Miss_Kim I finished it, but would be ready to start another book in April. I‘ve got The Forest, Paris, and Dublin. (edited) 2y
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Tove_Reads
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Staring at it and questioning my own sanity - 1344 pages. @Andrew65 @Dulcinella @drokka

Cinfhen Yay or nay @TrishB 🧐 2y
Dulcinella It looks smaller in Dutch, so maybe it is the paper beeing thick 😉 2y
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TrishB @Cinfhen I loved this 👍🏻 all his books are MASSIVE!! Think I have one more on the tbr. 2y
ElishaLovesBooks I haven‘t read this one but I really enjoy his writing! #ILikeBigBooks (edited) 2y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Must have same edition as you, same cover art and 1344 Pages! @ElishaLovesBooks Only Read one of his books but did read very well. @cinfhen this must be a 5 gold star alert for you, I am imagining you going into Anaphylactic shock! 😳 @TrishB @Dulcinella (edited) 2y
Dulcinella We‘re together in this 😃 @Andrew95 2y
vlwelser Do it. I've read all of his books except New York, which I will. Sarum is one of the best. 2y
minkyb That‘s a big one @Cinfhen ! 2y
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Bpsmith6176
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This book is intense, fascinating and captivating!! Not for the faint of heart because it is a rather large and involved book. #historicalfiction

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Lcsmcat
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A #saga of the Salisbury Plain of England. I'm never sure if I have fond memories of this because I spent Christmas in Salisbury when I was a teen, because I read it when my second child was a newborn (reading and nursing was my habit) or just because it's a good book. #jubilantJuly @RealLifeReading

MayJasper I enjoyed the book 2y
JillR I'm stacking this book for my husband, I think he'll love it! We were at Old Sarum, Salisbury and Stonehenge this time last year ❤️ 2y
Lcsmcat @JillR Probably a better time of year to see Stonehenge than when I was there in late December. 2y
JillR Yes possibly @Lcsmcat! Although you never can tell with UK weather 😉 2y
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GRThomas2014
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An epic read One of my all time faves that starts so far back in time the English continent is still connected to Europe. It's a gloriously detailed read that follows a bloodline through the ages intertwining history and fiction into a meaty and satisfying story. To this day I think of this book every time I hear the word Salisbury or talk of stone masons. Cleverly researched and imagined writing

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Lynnsoprano
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Kindle alert! If you like historical fiction and haven't read this, now is the time. One of my top ten books of all time.

minkyb Thank you! 2y
minkyb @TrishB and @Cinfhen Note: 1059 pages! 2y
TrishB @minkyb @Cinfhen I haven't read this one - but U've read a couple of his others - they are all over 1000+ pages and very involved stories! 2y
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Cinfhen Haha @minkyb I'm sure the book is wonderful @TrishB but it is so NOT HAPPENING 😂all the power to those that can manage #chunksters 2y
Lynnsoprano @minkyb @Cinfhen @TrishB All of his books are long. I think I've tried all of them, and they were either wonderful or I bailed. There's no middle ground with Rutherford. 2y
minkyb Well 1,000+ pages on my kindle is fine so I bought it! 2y
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Book_Gnome
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Opening line: "First, before the beginning of Sarum, came a time when the world was a colder and darker place." #Sarum #edwardrutherfurd #bestseller #bookcover #readmore #bookish #instabook #bookstagram #bookgnome

Texreader I liked this book. 3y
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andreadmw
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My 1 woman 24in48 this weekend continues. Love that Boudicca is referenced in here. Love her story. Fierce woman not willing to surrender her home to the Romans. Commanding a fierce army.

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andreadmw
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Read through 20,000 years of Sarum history so far this morning. Life has been really eventful past couple of months. So doing a 1-woman read-a-thon 😂 needed something I didn't need to think to much to read and have had this in the TBR forever. I know it fulfills 1 of my 2017 reading challenges but haven't looked to figure out which. Hope everyone is good out there in Litsy-ville!!!! ❤❤❤📚❤

BostonBookAddict I loved his books on Ireland! I have New York abd Paris but havent read them yet. Curious about this one! 3y
andreadmw Me too! New York was phenomenal. Paris I wanted to love it more. I should give it another try 1 day. I am loving this one so far. 3y
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Lissabeth21
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Rutherfurd magically weaves humanity into geographical history. Worth the time commitment every time!