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Nefertiti
Nefertiti: A Novel | Michelle Moran
Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the rulers of Egypt for centuries. Ambitious, charismatic, and beautiful, Nefertiti is destined to marry Amunhotep, an unstable young pharaoh. It is hoped by all that her strong personality will temper the young Amunhoteps heretical desire to forsake Egypts ancient gods, overthrow the priests of Amun, and introduce a new sun god for all to worship. From the moment of her arrival in Thebes, Nefertiti is beloved by the people. Her charisma is matched only by her husbands perceived generosity: Amunhotep showers his subjects with lofty promises. The love of the commoners will not be enough, however, if the royal couple is not able to conceive an heir, and as Nefertiti turns her attention to producing a son, she fails to see that the powerful priests, along with the military, are plotting against her husbands rule. The only person wise enough to recognize the shift in political windsand brave enough to tell the queenis her younger sister, Mutnodjmet. Observant and contemplative, Mutnodjmet has never shared her sisters desire for power. She yearns for a quiet existence away from family duty and the intrigues of court. Her greatest hope is to share her life with the general who has won her heart. But as Nefertiti learns of the precariousness of her reign, she declares that her sister must remain at court and marry for political gain, not love. To achieve her independence, Mutnodjmet must defy her sister, the most powerful woman in Egyptwhile also remaining loyal to the needs of her family. Love, betrayal, political unrest, plague, and religious conflictNefertiti brings ancient Egypt to life in vivid detail. Fast-paced and historically accurate, it is the dramatic story of two unforgettable women living through a remarkable period in history. From the Hardcover edition.
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Crazeedi
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3.75 ⭐ and intriguing story about Nefertiti. Much of it is based on the author's research. I enjoy reading about other cultures in antiquity. This narrator is Nefertiti's sister. Amazing how advanced this civilization was.

Jilly6183 I dressed up as Nefertiti for a book report in the 4th grade and I 100% forgot about it until just now! 1mo
Crazeedi @Jilly6183 that would be a great costume 1mo
Andrew65 One I keep meaning to read. 1mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 and theres a sequel, you know me!😉 1mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Good to know. 1mo
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vonnie862
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Day 1
#7days7covers #covercrush

@Bookworm1987 wanna play? 7 days, 7 covers, no explanations. Tag someone new every day.

Thanks @tdrosebud for the tag!

Nute Gorgeous! 2mo
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Crazeedi
Nefertiti: A Novel | Michelle Moran
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 2
@Lynnsoprano would you like to join the game? Just post a favorite book cover and tag a friend to invite to play each day for 7 days. That's all you have to do, no description of book required

Leftcoastzen I like this cover! 2mo
Melissa_J Nice cover! My edition is totally different! 2mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks beat you to it! I put my first cover up today. 2mo
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Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano dang! I looked earlier and you hadn't been tagged, so good! Will check it out 2mo
Crazeedi @Melissa_J I just got it, and loved the picture, I guess they make different covers on many books 2mo
Crazeedi @Leftcoastzen me too!! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Nice! I read this a few years ago— it was good. Think it was a different cover, though! 2mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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Moran has taken what we know about Nefertiti & the 18th Dynasty to create a novel full of political intrigue with alliances that change suddenly whilst people are ruled by a zealous Pharaoh & narcissistic Queen. I was swept away by this book as Mutnodjmet recounts her time living in the shadow of Nefertiti; her innocence offers a balanced view to the cruelty of royalty & politics.

#StaycationInTimeSwap #Books #AncientEgypt #Nefertiti #History

JaneyWaneyB I couldn't fit in everything I wanted to say about this book so a few more comments from me...Moran uses description to help the reader imagine the beauty & culture of ancient Egypt. A must-read for anyone with a fondness for Ancient Egypt & a time we can only dream of. 3mo
Crazeedi How funny, I just ordered this book!! Glad you liked it, can't wait to read 3mo
JaneyWaneyB @Crazeedi I hope you enjoy it I couldn't put it down 3mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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Enjoying a steaming cup of tea in my new Captain America 🇺🇸 mug my brother got me from Disneyland Paris 💖

I'm really enjoying the tagged book. There is so much royal court politics with lies, alliances & plots. The twisted deeds & narcissism are keeping me hooked.

#WeekendAllBooked #Lazyday #books #BookNerd #ReadABook #Bookaholic #Tea #Reading #ReadersLiveAThousandLives #Egypt #Nefertiti #RoyalLives #Plot #Politics #narcissism #pharoah #Queen

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JaneyWaneyB
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Trying to keep cool on this August Bank Holiday, it's hit 30°c which for us Brits is a tad warm😓 but I've solved it...find a spot by the fan and read the afternoon away.

This book is good so far, I never knew Nefertiti was so manipulative and politically minded even at the age of 16. Hearing the story from the younger sister, Mutnodjmet, offers an innocence to the tale but how long till she is corrupted by the court?

#WeekendAllBooked #BookNerd

JaneyWaneyB Thank you @jenniferw88 for sending me this books as part of #StaycationInTimeSwap. I'm really enjoying it 🤓💖 3mo
ReadingOverSleeping Is this more of a bio or novel? I find her fascinating! Would love to read more on her! 3mo
thereadingowlvina Loved this book! 🙂 3mo
JaneyWaneyB @ReadingOverSleeping it is a novel but you can tell Michelle Moran has done her research about life in Ancient Egypt and the Queen Nefertiti 3mo
ReadingOverSleeping @JaneyWaneyB adding! Thanks! 3mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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To @jenniferw88

Thank you so much for the amazing box of wonders that you sent me for the #StaycationInTimeSwap. The books you've sent me are PERFECT 😍 and I can't wait to delve into the pages. The bookmarks are genius 😃 and those earrings are beautiful.
Thank you so much. I hope you enjoy opening your #SITS gifts.

Such a fantastic unique swap, thank you @Chrissyreadit

Love Janey x

#ReadersLiveAThousandLives #ReadABook #Bookaholic #TBR

jenniferw88 Glad you liked everything but especially the earrings - you're the first person I've sent jewellery to in a swap! 💖 3mo
squirrelbrain What a lovely parcel! ❤️ 3mo
Chrissyreadit Happy travels! I love it- @jenniferw88 where did you find that camel???? 3mo
jenniferw88 @Chrissyreadit on the 'Wish' app - searched for 'camels'! I had to choose the design because there's rhinos etc too! 3mo
JaneyWaneyB Thank you so much @jenniferw88 seriously love it all 💖 3mo
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Shaunesay
Nefertiti: A Novel | Michelle Moran
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First check in! Trying to finish Nefertiti first. #24in48 #24in48readathon

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Shaunesay
Nefertiti: A Novel | Michelle Moran
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My first Michelle Moran book!

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TheNextBook
Nefertiti: A Novel | Michelle Moran
Mehso-so

I finished this yesterday and it was just okay. I hated the way she portrayed Nefertiti. She had no depth, just an arrogant, plotting, deceitful woman who was never happy and always wanted more. This just wasn‘t the historical fiction I was hoping for about such a powerful historical figure. The writing is good but the plot didnt keep me wanting more.

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TheNextBook
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In the mood for some historical fiction. Another book that has just been sitting on my shelf. Time to get to it

wen4blu I really enjoyed her book about 12mo
TheNextBook @wen4blu I‘m enjoying this so far! I saw the Cleopatra one but didn‘t get it yet. 12mo
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thereadingowlvina
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📚 Mister Memory by Marcus Sedgwick
🙍‍♀️ Michelle Moran - enjoyed all her historical fiction books!
📺 Monk - I can never get bored with this show!
🍲 Malaysian cuisine

Thanks for the fun #ManicMonday #letterM @joscho!!! 💙🤗

JoScho I loved Monk! 13mo
thereadingowlvina @JoScho Yay! 🤗💙 13mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz You love Malaysian cuisine?? That's great to know! I spot a plate of nasi lemak there 😊One of my faves!! 13mo
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thereadingowlvina @Jee_HookedOnBookz Yes! I'm a Malaysian migrated to Canada six years ago. It's awesome to know that nasi lemak is one of your faves! They are always so yummy right? 😋 13mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @thereadingowlvina omg what a coincidence!! I'm a Malaysian too!! Now residing in the US. Been 6 years too!!! 13mo
thereadingowlvina @Jee_HookedOnBookz What??!! No way!! 😯 It's a happy coincidence!!! Which part of Malaysia are you from? Where are you in states now?? 13mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @thereadingowlvina I'm now in ATL, GEORGIA! what about you? Which part of Canada? Back in Malaysia, I was living in PJ, Selangor😊 And you? 13mo
thereadingowlvina I was living in Sunway, PJ then Puchong. Now I'm in Calgary, Alberta. So glad to know another Malaysian here! So far I only know one Litten @tiarabooks from Malaysia. Woohoo! You made my day! 🤗 13mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz You just made my day too!! Woot woot! 💃💃 And hi @tiarabooks !! Thanks for tagging another Malaysian here @thereadingowlvina !😘❤️ 13mo
tiarabooks Well hello fellow Littens from Malaysia! @Jee_HookedOnBookz @thereadingowlvina 🤗❤️ 13mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @tiarabooks hello hello!! 👋 13mo
Purrfectpages Monk was the best! 13mo
thereadingowlvina @Purrfectpages Yes! Loved the show! 🤗👍 13mo
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toofondofbooks
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tammysue Woohoo 🙌🏻 that‘s fabulous!! 1y
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toofondofbooks
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Told from the point of view of Nefertiti's half sister Mutnedgmet, this book brings the lives of this Ancient civilization to brilliant life.

This was excellent! I've read many novels set in Ancient Rome but not so many in Ancient Egypt. Now I need more!

Quirkybookworm If you like this, try the books by Wilbur Smith. They are GOOD! 1y
toofondofbooks @Quirkybookworm Thanks for the rec! 1y
Quirkybookworm @toofondofbooks any luck with the books? 1y
toofondofbooks @Quirkybookworm I have some on my list for July. I'll let you know, bt I have a feeling I'll like him 😊 1y
Quirkybookworm 😊👍🏻 1y
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Conservio
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One of the books I picked up in #galvestonbookshop . Told from the viewpoint of Nefertiti‘s younger sister. Full of court politics. #egypt

Yeah_I_Read This is a good one 1y
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GypsyKat
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I love it when books on my TBR list are on sale! 📚 #BookSale

Foxyfictionista I really enjoyed this book! 2y
Q84 I listened to this on audio and loved it! 2y
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thereadingowlvina
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🌷Romance especially Western romance
🌷Depends. But I always make sure that I get to do some hiking, walking (lots of it!), visiting bookstores and historical places 😁
🌷Beige
🌷So many! But I'm picking Nefertiti this time because this book got me really interested in historical fiction/nonfiction genre 💖

🌟Thank you @MinDea for another #HumpDayPost!🌟

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minnie89
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March book club pick for my GirlGamers group :)

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BiblioTori
Nefertiti: A Novel | Michelle Moran

It‘s been so long since I‘ve read this book! Like 5-6 years! I need to reread it so that I can give it a proper review. I do remember enjoying it/not putting it down. So I hope that counts if you‘re considering it.

thereadingowlvina I love this book! It's in my reread list 😁 2y
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TheSleepyCat
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👀 at what I got today! The TBR pile just keeps growing!!! 😆

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MrBook
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Set up 3 new displays today 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! This first one is #historicalfiction. I came back to check on this 20 minutes after I finished the displays, and 3 of these were already checked out, WOOHOO!!! I'm trying to get all areas and time periods on the table at the same time. The Director said circulation numbers are up-up-up thanks to these displays 😃! #LitsyLovesLibraries

Earlene I loved Lonesome Dove I need to reread that. 2y
Andrew65 I love Roma and Lionheart. I think you achieved your aim @MrBook as quite an eclectic historical fiction display covering many different time periods, authors and styles of books. 🙌 2y
Dragon Great work @MrBook , I must read Lonesome Dove someday 👍 2y
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ElishaLovesBooks I loved Barkskins! It was so interesting about forestry-something I had never thought about before. 2y
Andrea4 I love seeing book covers at the lib because, TBH, I often judge books by their covers and that's how I find fun, new stuff! Good job! 2y
Conservio I know I always find cool books on display! 2y
Elle_Skeldon I love that you are sharing your displays here! I'm excited to share as well. 2y
Elle_Skeldon Oh and congrats on the circs!!📖📚 2y
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BrieT2016
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I finally finished this book! I wasn‘t too sure if I liked it at first, but after finishing it, I loved it. I remember reading about Nefertiti as a kid in history books. It was great to read a historic fiction about her. I would recommend this book!

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BrieT2016
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Enjoying some late night reading before going to bed. The book was a bit slow at first, but now things are starting to get interesting with conspiracies, and political games....

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Yeah_I_Read
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Another awesome book deal!! This book was superb. One of my faves from Michelle Moran. Great Historical/biographical fiction. I would recommend it even if these aren't your preferred genres.
You can thank me later 😋

MidnightBookGirl My book club read this years ago and we loved it! 3y
Yeah_I_Read I avoided reading it for so long bc the paperback had a kind of sappy looking cover 😬 but then I read Madame Tussaud which I loooved and then I wanted to read everything by her. Nefertiti is my fav after Madame Tussaud 😊😊 3y
britt_brooke I loved her Egyptian Royals books! But Madame Tussaud is my favorite Moran, too. 👍🏻 Such an interesting perspective of the French Revolution. 3y
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Yeah_I_Read @britt_brooke yes!!!! I'm slightly embarrassed to say that I had never heard of Madame Tussaud, not even the wax museum, never mind the historical figure😬 but I was going to Paris and I wanted to read something to set the mood, as it were, and I just randomly found it at B&N. after I read it legitimately went out and bought all of her books. I think I've read everything she has written to date, even though the last few were meh. (edited) 3y
britt_brooke @Yeah_I_Read I had been to the wax museum in Las Vegas but didn't really realize she was a real person until I read this, so don't feel bad! 😁 I've read all but the Mata Hari one. (edited) 3y
Andrew65 This is one I want to read. 3y
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BrieT2016
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Got this book today! 😊 #maybookflowers #royals

DeleteAcct Sounds really good!! 3y
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MarticaMustRead
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👑👸👑 #Royals #ReadJanuary #TBR

These are 2 very royal Egyptian women whose stories I have yet to read about but plan to.

Reviews seem pretty mixed for Schiff's Pulitzer prize winning biography on Cleopatra, but I've heard nothing but great feedback about Moran's fictional take on the life of Nefertiti.
Happy to hear your thoughts on these 2 if anyone's read them!

Well-ReadNeck I've read both. Both good. Cleopatra was my favorite of the two. 3y
MarticaMustRead Oh good to hear @Well-ReadNeck thank you! 3y
britt_brooke I loved Nefertiti and the other two books in Moran's Egyptian Royals collection. 3y
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DivineDiana I loved Cleopatra! 3y
MarticaMustRead Thank you for the feedback @DivineDiana & @britt_brooke ! 3y
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clutteredbooks
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I hope to read all of Moran's book this coming 2017! 👊

#readinggoals

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clutteredbooks
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If you haven't picked this up yet, what are you waiting for? It was wonderful! I even went ahead and bought some magazines that featured Nefertiti, Akhenaten or anything that featured this era which early Egyptians tried to bury. This book rekindled my fascination with the early history of Egypt! And maybe history in general #iwonder
Now... what to read next?

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clutteredbooks
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As sweet as this concoction is the drama in my current read! What's your usual go-to drink when reading? 💞

#LITSydrink #seewhatididthere

#booksanddrinks
#booksph

Suet624 What the heck is that gorgeous thing??? 3y
clutteredbooks @Suet624 shake-frappe fusion? Haha but if you're fond of either drinks am sure you'll love this too! 3y
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thereadingowlvina
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An awesome read with drama:- love, betrayal, deception and lies. This story was told from Mutny or Mutnodjmet (Nefertiti's younger sister) point of view. Nefertiti was the charmer, beautiful one, recalcitrant and power consumed sister, while Mutny was the kind, honest and wise sister. Although they were different and did not see eye to eye on certain issues, their love for one another and their family, surpassed all these. Very engaging read!

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BookThia
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I expected to like this book more than I did. It didn't feel authentic enough for me. I felt like the author could have changed the names and set the story in Tudor England or ancient China or 16th century France.

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thereadingowlvina
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I wonder if our names determine our destiny, or if destiny leads us to choose certain names.

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Shemac77
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Ok read. Would've enjoyed more historical aspects rather than soap opera shenanigans. Kept my brain occupied. I'll give it a pick for that reason.
#readeverydayeverywhere
#nslittens
#paramediclitten
#readingissexy

LeahBergen That was pretty much my opinion, too. 👍🏼 3y
Shemac77 Oh good! I was wondering if I missed something. Have you read anything else by her? @LeahBergen 3y
britt_brooke I've read all but her most recent one about Mata Hari. Madame Tussaud was my favorite, but I liked the Egyptian ones, too. 😉 3y
Shemac77 Cool! Thanks! @britt_brooke 3y
britt_brooke 😉👍🏻 3y
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Shemac77
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Hooked_on_books What a sweet dog! 🐶💚 3y
DeborahSmall Great book ❤️ 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh I have that book on my TBR shelf. Enjoy it and the pup! (edited) 3y
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britt_brooke I enjoy Moran's books! The only one haven't gotten to yet is Mata Hari's Last Dance. 3y
britt_brooke And cute pup! 3y
Shemac77 She's pretty sweet. And a bit of a goof. @Hooked_on_books @britt_brooke 3y
Shemac77 Thanks! Just starting it and it's really good so far! @BarbaraTheBibliophage @DeborahSmall @britt_brooke 3y
read_diverse_books Aww, cute pup! But why is she sad? 😞 3y
Shemac77 Probably because she sees chips and she's not allowed to have any (she has crazy allergies), so she gets quite sulky! @read_diverse_books 3y
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thereadingowlvina
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This is my first time reading a book from the ancient Egypt era. I'm enjoying it so far and it's an easy read. Opened up my mind to this part of history which I usually don't read much about.

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KT_Scarlett
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All my Michelle Moran books. One of my favorite historical fiction authors.

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forlifesnotaparagraph
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The books that started my love affair with Egyptian history.

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