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My Lady Jane
My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual historybecause sometimes history needs a little help.At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems arent for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England.Like that could go wrong.
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Christinak
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“Gifford, I have put forth great effort to secure your future, and the future of our country. I have done things you would never be brave enough to do. Focus on becoming king. Until then, keep your #expert opinions limited to things you understand. Like apples.” #QuotsyJan20

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BethM
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Hey #historicalhussies ! We‘re halfway through the month and I thought it might be good to check in. I know @Avanders and I mailed our selections at the end of Dec/beginning of Jan. Where‘s everyone else at? Chugging along? Do we need to re-evaluate the mailing schedule?

JenlovesJT47 I‘m going to have mine sent next week 🤗 1w
TK421 I'll have mine sent to you next week as well. My end of year schedule was crazy, but I am finally getting some reading time again. 1w
Avanders Should we officially delay “shipment 2” to end of Feb instead of end of Jan? I could use the time too because I haven‘t even had a chance to start Beth‘s book yet! @JenlovesJT47 @TK421 @MaleficentBookDragon @BethM 7d
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JenlovesJT47 @Avanders up to you guys, I‘m in no rush either way! 🤗 7d
TK421 @Avanders that works for me. 😊 7d
BethM @Avanders @TK421 @MaleficentBookDragon @JenlovesJT47 I like the idea of delaying shipment 2 to the end of feb in order for everyone to get this first round read in time. 7d
Avanders 👌🏽👍🏽💖 6d
MaleficentBookDragon I'm good with delaying since I was a slacker and only sent books one and two to @JenlovesJT47 on Friday. 😬 5d
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Avanders
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💃🏽💃🏽 Yay!! Thank you @BethM for this amazing #LMPBC package!! I‘m excited to read the book, ya-issues notwithstanding 😜, & the cozy looks super fun! Of course I‘ve already treated myself to the yummmm popcorn & have sampled the chocolates (those peppermint cups are so good!). I 💕 the bookmark, magnets (!!), lil joker, & pencil 😂. Also, the bookish tea smells so good - can‘t wait to try! A perfect package to kick off January. ♥️🥰♥️🥰♥️

Avanders Oh PS! Your #cbbc #coffeebeanbookclub package should be on its way tomorrow! @bethm @mommamanzi 3w
BethM I thought you‘d get a kick out of the magnets- our courthouse made them this fall for the 120th anniversary. 3w
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍 3w
Avanders @BethM I love ‘em & I love that you sent them! 😁🥰 2w
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BethM
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Mehso-so

This wasn‘t bad, but certainly wasn‘t as good as I expected based on reviews. It was outlandish and young- very young. The YA I read doesn‘t read young- this is the YA that gives the genre an eye rolling bad name. The book wasn‘t horrid, but not what I was looking for. #historicalhussies #lmpbc #wintergames #tbrread

PS- I‘m going to the post office Saturday- who do I mail to? Missy?

Bklover I‘m not in this round! I‘ll be back next round! 4w
BethM @Bklover that‘s what I thought. @MaleficentBookDragon who do I mail to? 4w
BethM Omg I‘m an idiot I mail to @Avanders 🤦‍♀️ I was getting this and coffee bean book club confused in my head 😂 4w
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Avanders Lol! That was confusing for me too... I‘m sure bc I mail to you for #cbbc 😁😂 4w
MaleficentBookDragon I was a little confused as well. I have holiday brain still. Does this sound right?
Me to @JenlovesJT47 to @TK421 to @Bklover to @BethM to @Avanders to me.

I have already received mine form @Avanders and will send mine out to @JenlovesJT47 on Thursday or Friday.

#HistoricalHussies
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BethM @MaleficentBookDragon I think the only difference would be that @TK421 would be sending to me bc Missy is sitting out this round. 4w
MaleficentBookDragon @BethM yes that's correct. Holiday Brain. 4w
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BethM
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I like YA but halfway through this is feeling VERY YA. Tell me it gets better?

Karisa Agreed. Very YA that one. Good, light holiday read? 😬 1mo
BethM @Karisa I think I‘ve hit annoyed 😂 everyone raves about this on Litsy and I generally like YA but lord almighty. (edited) 1mo
BethM @TK421 @MaleficentBookDragon @JenlovesJT47 @Avanders I‘m halfway through and this reads very YA, not necessarily in a charming way although the book isn‘t bad per say. How do you all feel about that? Soldier on or switch to tagged book? 1mo
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JenlovesJT47 I‘m good with either, up to you! 🤗 1mo
Avanders They‘re both on my tbr... super-ya notwithstanding 😜 I agree w/ Jen: up to you! 1mo
TK421 I'm up for either one. I know that's super helpful, right? 1mo
Chrissyreadit It is very silly! For me it was perfect to listen to with my daughter on a long car ride. But maybe more fun to incorporate in a drinking game or eating chocolate game???? 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon I like @Chrissyreadit 's idea of a drinking/chocolate game. 😂
I'm fine with either. I'll give it my 100 page test. If I'm not feeling it by then I bail.
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BethM
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Harry Potter in the background, puppy snuggles, and my #historicalhussies book. Couldn‘t ask for more except for the book to be better 😂

umbrellagirl Cool tree! 1mo
BethM @umbrellagirl thanks! 1mo
JenReadsAlot Love your tree! 1mo
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Laughterhp
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Day 5 - Favorite Reads of 2019 #AdventRecommends

This book was a lot of fun. It is a fantasy retelling. Edward is dying and his cousin Jane is married off. Her husband is a horse during the day and human at night. They all go on a journey and this book is hilarious. I read this in January so I don‘t want to spoil anything.

writerlibrarian I have this on my TRP. 😁 2mo
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sparrowssavvy
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Pickpick

I thought this was such a fun concept- Tudor history combined with fantasy. As a major history buff and a fantasy fan, this book was just a load of fun. I had trouble putting it down, and enjoyed the quirky writing and fun scenarios. The characters were lively and full of personality. I‘m for sure going to be checking out the next book!

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TamTracy
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Pickpick

I listened to this audiobook and fell in love with it. The narrator made the story! She was fabulous. The book is so funny but the narrator made it hysterical. I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Reading_in_the_meadow
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Pickpick

This fantastical YA retelling of Jane Grey's nine day reign is So. Much. Fun! It's silly, and obviously not historically accurate, but it was a lighthearted, enjoyable read. Highly recommend if you just need an escape and a good chuckle.

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Avidreader25
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Mehso-so

A hilarious retelling of Lady Jane Grey‘s life. King Edward and Jane‘s husband Gifford flesh out the 2 other POVs. The book is incredibly entertaining & playful with shades of Monty Python. Instead of Protestants & Catholics, the kingdom is divided between E∂ians (who shape shift into animals) & Verities (who hate them). It‘s fun and silly, but could‘ve been edited down. A book like this should never drag and it did it parts. It‘s great on audio.

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mcctrish
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So excited to find this in my mailbox! Thank you @PurpleyPumpkin for this awesome birthday gift 😘#poutinepenpals are all kinds of awesome

mcctrish @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Daniele it‘s just so exciting 😱😊 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 😁💖💖💖 I know what you mean! 💖💖💖💖😁 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin Yay, so glad you got it! And sorry it was late, oops. Enjoy!💜 6mo
mcctrish @PurpleyPumpkin I like to think of July as my birthday month 🤣so no gift is late 6mo
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danimgill
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Pickpick

This was an incredibly fun YA alternate history about Lady Jane Grey! Told by three authors through three character POVs (King Edward, Jane, and her husband G), this story twists the religion and succession crisis of the time into one about people who shape shift into animals vs ones that don‘t and gives these three characters all much happier endings than life did. What more could you want from a book?

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danimgill
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After a long Saturday shift in an overly warm old library I plan on settling in for the night with my air conditioner and this fun-looking YA alternate history! Hope everyone is finding their own ways to beat this heat wave ☀️🔥😓

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Chrissyreadit
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Have you read the one where #sweetjane is not very sweet and marries a horse? I have not read the second book yet, and the third is due next year. #lilithjuly

Cinfhen Ha😂❣️❣️❣️ 6mo
KarenUK Interesting synopsis 💕😂 6mo
EliNeedsMoreShelves I found this novel so entertaining! 6mo
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MartinaLove
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1. My Lady Jane 🐎
2. I wrote my last exam of the semester this morning. 😀
3. Chinese 🍲🥢
4. Yes, I have 7 cousins.
5. I tag all of you!

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kellyann28
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Mehso-so

This was funny and more of what I wished "Kill The Farm Boy" was. That being said, I felt like this book dragged a bit towards the last 25% and was tough for me to get through. Edward was by far my favorite and I loved his chapters. I felt like the other characters were missing some of the wit and sarcasm. Maybe because of the different authors?
I don't think "retellings" are for me, I've tried so many and rarely find ones that I love! ?‍♀️

TheBookKeepers I either LOVE retellings or find them kinda meh. I need a better category I think for retellings to separate the two. For example, some are loose retellings with maybe slightly similar themes but original stories (Like A Court of Thorns and Roses is considered a retelling of Beauty and the Beast & I love that one) whereas others follow too much and try to check off all the core pieces of a classic. 7mo
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers I am surprised that ACOTAR is considered a retelling. I don't really see that relation at all! 7mo
TheBookKeepers Tamlin is compared to the Beast that forces Feyre to come live in his “castle” as a lifetime punishment for crime and then she ends up falling for him & is the key to break his curse. The rest of the series obviously spins far off from Beauty & Beast. But that‘s what originally drew me to reading ACOTAR was someone‘s comparing it to Beauty & Beast. 7mo
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers Oh okay well that does make sense! I guess then I don't mind "borrowing elements" from fairytales like that but full on re-tellings always seem to fall flat for me! 7mo
TheBookKeepers Yes 💯 agree!!! 7mo
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kellyann28
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I did a "treat yo self" this weekend and traded in my old Paperwhite model for a new one. Someone in a Facebook group mentioned a pop socket on their Kindle and I thought this was a great idea, so I got myself this cool looking pop socket too :)

JoScho Good for you! Enjoy! 8mo
kellyann28 @JoScho Thank you! 😊 8mo
IheartYA ❤❤ this book! 8mo
kellyann28 @iheartYA I know you do! Your love for it encouraged me to get it! 8mo
IheartYA Don't forget to let me know if you liked it. 😉 8mo
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Naz786
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5. Absolutely loved this book. A bit of history thrown in there with tons of comedy. This one was one of those unexpectedly snort moments kinda book. And I learned about Lady Jane Grey who was queen for 9 days before being beheaded (I googled after finishing the book cause the book was about happily ever after). Highly recommended!

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jmtrivera
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Historical fiction? Humorous fantasy? This one's #TheBestofBothWorlds
#StarTrekSummerMay

Megabooks I didn‘t know! That‘s really cool. 🖖🏻🖖🏻 8mo
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BookBelle84
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I loved this! So much fun and such a carefree read. I loved the characters and the humor that continued through the whole novel. Really enjoyable.

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BookBelle84
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My perfect morning.

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glitterkitty459
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Pickpick

So fun!! My first 5 star read in a while!
Liked this one as much as My Plain Jane (which is technically the second one but not related stories)
My only problem was I would've like more of the story to be from Jane Grey's perspective

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EmilieGR
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A romp but fun

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LondElle89
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Pickpick

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I honestly thought it was going to suck, but it didn't. It was super funny, had a great story, great character development, and romantic in all the right ways. I'm so happy right now. 4.5 out of 5.

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BethM
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Settling in for allergy shots. Dosage went up today and holy hell is it uncomfortable. Also it is snowing. Bleh. Good thing for books!

AmyG Feel better. Bleh to snow and allergy shots. 10mo
ScientistSam Hope you feel better! 10mo
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BethM
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Ever since this weekend I‘ve had a hard time getting into anything. I get a chapter in and bleh. Hopefully this one holds my attention.

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OneCent76
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Pickpick

This book is so funny! I really enjoyed it. Read for the 2019 SWON TRC

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sixela22
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Pickpick

I read most of this book in just a few days, and I must say that once you get into the story you never want to come out. If you love historical fiction, romance, or comedy, this is an amazing book!

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sixela22
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Ahh almost done!! I am going to miss the craziness of this book.

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sixela22
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“I believe E∂ians deserve protection from persecution. The scales need to be righted in the direction of equality. And if it were the other way around, and Verities were persecuted, I would still fight for equality. Not dominance. Dominance leads to tyranny.” - Gifford Dudley

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bookandbedandtea
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👫 Jane & Gifford in the tagged book or 👬 Thaniel & Mori in The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
🏵 Peony
🍫 Chocolate!
💜 Hi!
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 11mo
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Ash.on.the.line
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This was so fun! Sometimes it‘s fun to read alternate history. I devoured this in any small time I had, and now I‘m sad it‘s over. 😩😂
Dont mind Hissy inspecting as usual. 😸

Leftcoastzen Beautiful kitty!😻 11mo
Erofan What eyes!👀😻 11mo
Mommamanzi I love both of them! There should be one more coming out! 11mo
Ash.on.the.line @Leftcoastzen @Erofan 😸 thank you, she is beautiful. 11mo
Ash.on.the.line @Mommamanzi Yes they were both fun reads. I saw that when I was looking on goodreads. I‘m very excited! 😁 11mo
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youneverarrived
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Books I bought at the library sale yesterday. All 50p each 👌 #bookhaul

squirrelbrain Live a library sale! ❤️ 11mo
LeahBergen I love “below stairs” books. 👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
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reading_under_moonlight05
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And most of all, she loved the way books could transport her from her otherwise mundane and stifling life and offer the experiences of a hundred other lives

IheartYA I love this book! 12mo
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reading_under_moonlight05
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Really enjoying this😍

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mirsophie
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This was a unique take on lady Jane and I loved the writing style. Jane and Gifford are adorable. I also liked the cousin/best friend relationship between Jane and Edward. Edward's relationship with Gracie was cute too. This was full of action romance and book nerdy. Jane is now another book character i can strongly relate to. She is short and bookish just like me.

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Christinak
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“Public poetry readings were known to be a rough business, especially when presenting new material. A man could lose a lot more than just his #pride.” #QuotsyJan19

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NovelGirl82
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Just over the 18 hour mark of @24in48 & book #3 is done! #24in48

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NovelGirl82
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Just over 14 hours in to @24in48 and just about halfway through book #3! The hubby want to grab and early lunch & then I‘ll be back to it! #24in48

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NovelGirl82
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12 hours in and I‘m 1/6 through book #3! Time to rest for the night & start again in the morning! @24in48 #24in48

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Laughterhp
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I absolutely loved this book! The narrators are hilarious, the story is fabulous. This book sucks you in and you don‘t want to put it down. I am definitely going to add the rest of the books to my TBR.

I read this book in 7 hours, 2 mins, and 20 secs 😂

#24B4Monday

#Thereadingwomenchallenge - Any Book in a series
#probooknerdschallenge - Written by 2 or more authors

TheReadingMermaid You're doing great sweetheart and that book sounds amazing! 👍🏻👍🏻 12mo
Andrew65 Going well! 👏 12mo
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Laughterhp
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OMG! Jane is hilarious! And I bet every Litten can relate to her. She‘s bringing 50 books with her on her honeymoon 😂😂😂😂

I‘m 130 pages in and loving this book so far!

#24b4Monday

Andrew65 Sounds fun! 12mo
Literary_Siren I loved this book! In fact, I think it‘s time for a reread. I‘m in the middle of a reading slump and I think this is just the book to pull me out. 12mo
Laughterhp @Literary_Siren I think it would definitely get you out of a slump. I just started it today and am already 150 pages in! It‘s so fast paced and definitely pulls you in! 12mo
TheReadingMermaid Ha! That is great! 😂😂😂 12mo
hes7 Love this book! I think I need to reread it, too. 12mo
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mirsophie
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Currently reading

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JordanD
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Jane Grey never really wanted anything more than to read every book she could, and if possible to be an Ethian, someone who can shift into animal form. But when she finds out her best friend, King Edward is dying her quiet life is irradiated. Told from a variety of perspectives, including the narrators breaking the 4th wall, my Lady Jane has mystery, romance, action and quick humor that everyone can laugh at. Listened to on Libby app.

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Alanyaaass
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It‘s only taken me a couple of years but I finally decided to give this one a go. And look! Two quotes!
#myladyjane #englishhistory #ya #cynthiahand #jodimeadows #brodiashton

Crazeedi Welcome to Litsy ! 12mo
Alanyaaass @Crazeedi thank you 🤗 12mo
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Librarybelle
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Poor Jane Grey...a somewhat forgotten and terribly wronged (in my opinion) woman in history. Yet, this fun YA novel gives Jane a slightly different story, one that I kind of wish happened in real life. This is a fantastical tale of Jane and her cousins as battles ensue over the English throne. A great escape novel and one I‘ve wanted to read for years. A @Chrissyreadit #NewYearWhoDis pick, and my M for #LitsyAtoZ .

monalyisha I thought this was such a quick, entertaining read! Great review! 12mo
Chrissyreadit Glad you liked it too! I thought it was just a fun story! 12mo
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samnreader I'm reading My Plain Jane and finding it fun a well! 12mo
catebutler I‘ve heard so many rave reviews about this one, and it‘s been on my list for ages. I hope to get to it soon! 12mo
Librarybelle @samnreader I hope to get to that soon! 12mo
Librarybelle @catebutler Hope you can too! 12mo
Lauram I LOOOOVVVEEEEDDD the movie Lady Jane. The movie featured a very young Helena Bonham Carter and a dreamy Cary Elwes. 12mo
Librarybelle @Lauram I saw that a couple of years ago and enjoyed it! It made me even more sympathetic toward Jane Grey. 12mo
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