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In the Kingdom of Ice
In the Kingdom of Ice | Hampton Sides
In 1879 the USS Jeanette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds and a frenzy of publicity. The ship and its crew, captained by the heroic George De Long, were heading for glory and the last unmapped area of the globe: the North Pole. But it was not long before the Jeanette was trapped in crushing pack ice. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies, facing a seemingly impossible trek across the endless ice. Battling everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and frosty labyrinths, the expedition battled madness and starvation as they desperately strove for survival.With twists and turns worthy of a thriller, In the Kingdom of Ice is a spellbinding tale of heroism and determination in the most unforgiving territory on Earth.
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Amiable
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Day 18 of #adventrecommends ... an excellent work of narrative nonfiction that details the true story of the 1879–1881 arctic voyage of the USS Jeannette and the crew's struggle to survive after having to abandon their ship in the polar ice.

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Reviewsbylola
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Hampton Sides is a fantastic story teller. He can take any historical account and render it in a way that you feel the compulsive need to turn each page. We read this for a family book club and it was enjoyed by all. The USS Jeannette was trapped in ice and its occupants were forced to trek across the ice in an attempt to live. Snow blindness and unbearable cold plagued the men for months. 🥶 #frozen #movember

Amiable This was such a great read! Love it
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Daisey I might have to look this up. I just read a book about this expedition written for younger readers which I had added to my class library. 2mo
mdm139 Thanks for the recommendation. My son is doing a research project on this. @Daisy I will look up that book too. 2mo
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Cinfhen I see I‘ve already stacked!!! I love expedition narratives!!! 2mo
Mdargusch Still one of my favorite books! 2mo
Mdargusch The book @daisey mentioned might be a good for your book club. 2mo
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Librarybelle
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I read this one a few years ago - not my usual read, but I was riveted. Sides writes a good narrative nonfiction! The crew of the USS Jeannette #HitTheNorth and get trapped in ice in the Arctic. But, that‘s only the beginning of the story. Sides recounts the 2 year struggle the crew faces to survive in the harsh climate. #RedRoseSeptember

arlenefinnigan That sounds terrifying 🥶 5mo
TheWhiteHatter Glad to read your review! I have this on my TBR. It may have to be my next read. 5mo
Cinfhen I‘ve previously stacked but your review makes me want to read it even more!!! 5mo
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Redwritinghood This was such a great book. It was riveting! 5mo
Smrloomis 2 YEARS??? 😱 Ok, I have to read this! 5mo
Librarybelle @arlenefinnigan Some of the things they went through are horrifying! 5mo
Librarybelle @TheWhiteHatter @Cinfhen @Smrloomis It really is good! Hope you enjoy it! 5mo
Librarybelle @Redwritinghood Yes, very riveting! 5mo
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Mdargusch
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I know I post about this book often but I really can‘t recommend it enough!

The men in these books were all #sofaraway when they ran into dire straits (😉😉😉) I am inspired by these survival stories of physical and mental endurance. I‘m awestruck by the fact humans would even attempt seal hunting or exploring in the Artic for months or years while I sit in my comfortable home.

* photo bomber- Ruby
#anglophileapril

JaclynW Cute photo bomber! 10mo
Cinfhen Great choice... I like what you did there 😉and Ruby is picture perfect 😍 10mo
MicheleinPhilly Ruby! 😘 10mo
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Reviewsbylola And Ruby is #sofaraway rn. 😭😭 10mo
Reviewsbylola Well, far away from you. Not from me. 😆 10mo
Mdargusch 🥰🥰🥰 @MicheleinPhilly 10mo
Mdargusch I know 😢 @Reviewsbylola 10mo
LeahBergen I like the “dire straits” nod. 😆😆 10mo
emilyhaldi Lolol little Ruby mug 🤣 10mo
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Geeklet
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Finally! A nice Spring day. The rest of the group I‘m training with went to eat lunch but I‘m gonna sit here and enjoy a sandwich.

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Amiable
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On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to the North Pole. The ship was trapped in pack ice – for TWO YEARS. Then the hull was breached, forcing the crew to abandon it as it sank, and the men were marooned 1,000 miles north of Siberia with few supplies. Thus began their long march across the ice in a race against time — and the elements. This book read like a thriller — and it‘s all true.

Day 8: #adventrecommends

Tamra You might like this one too! This expedition was a big failure - historical fiction. 🥶 I‘ll stack yours! (edited) 13mo
CSeydel Oh I loved this one! I want to read his book about the West next 13mo
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Amiable @Tamra @CSeydel Thanks for the suggestions! 13mo
AlaMich This has been on my TBR for a long time. 😬 13mo
Amiable @AlaMich It's really good. I'm a big fan of narrative nonfiction, and this is one of the better ones. (edited) 13mo
Redwritinghood Loved this one! 13mo
Suet624 You must have read Endurance. A similar story of amazing courage and survival. 13mo
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Reviewsbylola
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#winterkills in this saga of a exploration expedition. The USS Jeannette is stranded amongst the ice off of Siberia and the men aboard are in a fight for their lives as they battle the elements for TWO YEARS.

Hampton Sides is probably my favorite NF writer. His books are fast paced and have you on the edge of your seat. Also, the Litsy blurb pegs this at 999 pages. That‘s wrong—it‘s at least half that. #winterwonderland

Amiable This is such a good book 14mo
AlaMich This is another one I have to read to feed my obsession with icy disaster stories! 🥶 14mo
emilyhaldi Good pick ❄️ 14mo
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Centique I‘m putting this on my Dads TBR. And finding books for him is just the best - so thank you! 14mo
Cinfhen This has been on my TBR forever 14mo
TrishB 2 years 😱😱 14mo
Reviewsbylola This is a good choice. The men in the family actually read it with us. It‘s always so difficult to find a book we‘ll all love! @Centique 14mo
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Mdargusch
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Explorers! I don‘t know where these people get their courage and dangerous curiosity but each time I read a book like this I‘m always thinking how #doomed they are. I can‘t understand it. #aprella

batsy Nice pic! These all look like excellent reads. 2y
Kalalalatja I need to read more books like this! 2y
Cinfhen Great pic!!! I love these type of books!!!! I have all three on my TBR 2y
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Cinfhen Which would u recommend first??? 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I think I love reading books like this because Im such a coward and would never have the chutzpah to do anything like it 2y
Carolhreads Great pic :) 2y
Reviewsbylola In the Kingdom of Ice is soooo good. Hampton Sides is wonderful! @Cinfhen 2y
emilyhaldi Seriously... I am NOT that kind of person!! 🙅🏻‍♀️ but fun to read about!! 2y
Mdargusch Definitely In The Kingdom of Ice @Cinfhen Just be warned there are a lot of scientific parts at the beginning. I skimmed some of it. But the rest of the book is one of the most powerful books I‘ve ever read! 2y
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Mdargusch
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This is one of my favorite nonfiction books of all times. In 1879 captain DeLong sails a ship with 37 men to the North Pole at a time when exploration Fever was big. The ship gets stuck in the ice until it finally sinks, so the men must set off to try to get back to safety. This is one of the greatest stories of survival, tenacity, and courage as the men battle frostbite, snowblindness, and each other. #wevegottogetoutofthisplace #marchintooz

Cinfhen It‘s been on my #TBR for a long time ~ #oneday💜 2y
Andrew65 Sounds great! 2y
Librarybelle I really enjoyed this one! Sides is a great narrative nonfiction writer. 2y
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Kaye You talked me into it. Sounds very good. 📚 2y
AmyG I read this for book club and it was excellent. 2y
Reagan This is on my TBR. Have you read (below), I highly recommend it and it sounds like it would pair well with this one? 2y
Mdargusch No @Reagan-reads - thanks for the recommendation- I‘m stacking it! 2y
Mdargusch @Kaye I did skim over the scientific parts a little at the beginning so just don‘t give up. 2y
Mdargusch I love Sides too @Librarybelle 2y
Reviewsbylola I loved this so much. Hampton Sides is amazing. 2y
Kaye Thanks for the warning about the duller parts or I may have given up. 2y
emilyhaldi Another wild story!!!❄️❄️❄️ 2y
Ms_T Sounds fascinating! 2y
LisaJo This is on my shelf, have not read yet. Moving up on the TBR pile now. Thanks. 2y
LeahBergen Ooo! I‘ll have to pick up a copy. 👍🏻 2y
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cariashley
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I‘ve listened to a good amount of historical nonfiction in this vein, but Sides blew me away with this incredibly well researched account. The tone was engaging and surprisingly heartrending; I had tears in my eyes several times. Highly, highly recommend. Now excuse me while I go find everything else he‘s ever written.

UrsulaMonarch Great review, stacked! 2y
cariashley @UrsulaMonarch thanks! 😁 2y
Zelma I am super excited to get back to this one. I started it in print and then realized I would prefer the audio on a road trip. 2y
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LeahBergen I‘ve had this one 👇🏻 on my shelf for ages and need to get to it. I heard it‘s amazing 2y
cariashley @Zelma the audio really is great. I usually find myself drifting off with audio but definitely not as much with this one. 2y
cariashley @LeahBergen I just got that from the library! It looks awesome. 2y
readinginthedark Ooh, interesting! Have you listened to Dead Wake by Erik Larson? 2y
cariashley @readinginthedark ooh yes! I liked that one a lot, but thought this one was better actually! 2y
readinginthedark Good to know! 2y
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emilyhaldi
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A few books #setinwinter - Burial Rites makes me cold just thinking about it 🌬
I've read all of these except The North Water which happens to be a #blameitonlotsy / #blameitonStephandCindy 😉

#jingleshelves

Christine Pretty!! ❄️💙 2y
RealLifeReading Burial Rites was so good! 2y
Rachellynnwright Lovely photo! ❄️ 2y
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Reviewsbylola You‘ll really like North Water I think. 2y
Cinfhen Awesome photo 💙💙I didn't know Steph LOVED NW too!!! 2y
Cinfhen I ❤️the hashtag @Reviewsbylola 2y
LiteraryinLititz Looking at the book picture just made me actually shiver. 😋 Well done! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!!! Making me cold tho!!! ❄️❄️❄️ 2y
Reviewsbylola 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 @Cinfhen 2y
Kaye Hey. How‘d you make it look like snow in the photo? Very pretty picture. 2y
batsy Love the picture! It's (too) hot all year around here so I always love the idea of a wintry read 😀 2y
bookloo Love this!!! ❄️❄️❄️❄️ 2y
minkyb Love the photo! 2y
Zelma Nice choices! I really need to get to Burial Rites. 2y
emilyhaldi @Kaye I actually used the Typorama app bc they have a lot of fun overlays 😊 2y
SilversReviews Beautiful photo. 2y
SilversReviews @emilyhaldi I like Typorama. I have to look at the overlays. Not sure what that is. :) 2y
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Hooked_on_books
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I love a nonfiction about polar exploration expeditions and all the drama, tragedy, and adventure they entail. Sides does not disappoint with this story of the USS Jeannette. I can't imagine living in an era where someone can sail away it you expect not to hear anything from them for at least 3 years.

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Mdargusch
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Men and woman explorers going into the wild ( and one hermit ) for #wildwednesday #awesomeautumnbooks

Jess7 Nice picture! 2y
Mdargusch Thanks! 2y
Cinfhen Great photo 2y
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Reviewsbylola Loved the top two books! 2y
Mdargusch You should read the bottom one. It was good too. @Reviewsbylola 2y
emilyhaldi So pretty 😍😍 2y
Mdargusch Soon you too can have a yard to photograph in @emilyhaldi 🌲🌳🌲🌳 2y
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MallenNC
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I've had this on my TBR for ages! It was the first thing that came to mind for #ice #sizzlinsummerbooks @Tiffy_Reads

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Librarybelle
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This book...perfect for nonfiction lovers! It had me spellbound. In narrative nonfiction style, Sides describes the events that happened to the USS Jeannette during the race to reach the North Pole. It's harrowing, it's sad, and it's very reflective of the mindset of those who wanted to conquer one of the last spots on Earth. #ice #sizzlinsummerbooks

AlaMich I am on the hold list!!😊 3y
Librarybelle Yay, @AlaMich ! Hope you enjoy it! 3y
AlaMich @Librarybelle For some reason, arctic/Antarctic disaster books are my jam. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
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Librarybelle @AlaMich Hahaha! I tend to lean towards reading about tragedies and disasters and horrible people, so I can completely understand. 3y
emilyhaldi Yes, great book! 3y
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Leelee08
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#asidefrombooks

🔹Favorite Hobby: cross-stitching
🔹Favorite Drink: Coke
🔹Favorite Food: pizza
🔹Favorite color: yellow
🔹Favorite City: Edinburgh, Scotland
🔹Where would my dream house be: in the Scottish Highlands
🔹Favorite Accessory: sunglasses
🔹Favorite TV Show: Parks and Recreation
🔹Last Movie I watched in theaters: Wonder Woman
🔹Currently Reading: Lord of Lies, In the Kingdom of Ice

Laalaleighh Omg do I want to go to Edinburgh. I'm Scottish so I feel like at some point I must visit my homeland! 3y
britt_brooke I really want to try cross stitching! 3y
Leelee08 @Laalaleighh Edinburgh is gorgeous! I'm trying to talk my husband into moving to Scotland! 😂😍 3y
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Leelee08 @britt_brooke It's so easy AND fun!😊 3y
britt_brooke @Leelee08 Easy and fun - I'm in! 3y
Sharpeipup I love your sunglasses 3y
Leelee08 @Sharpeipup Thank you very much! I think I got them at TJ Maxx.😊 3y
mangokittty Wonder Woman was pretty good! 3y
Leelee08 @mangokittty I liked it a lot! 3y
mangokittty @Leelee08 me too 👍🏻 3y
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Leelee08
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Enjoying my lazy Sunday with a book and some ice cream.....💙💙💙💙

Reviewsbylola Phenomenal book! 3y
Leelee08 @Reviewsbylola I've been looking forward to it! 3y
BethFishReads I loved this book! 3y
Leelee08 @BethFishReads 😊😊😊 3y
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Mdargusch
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I highly recommend this book for you nonfiction readers out there. We read this in our family book club comprised of males and females and everyone liked it. It is a great story of the men who were exploring the North Pole when their ship became stuck in the ice for months. It is a great story of survival, bravery, and courage. And it is a book that made me cry. #riotgrams #bookthatmadeyoucry

Librarybelle I thought this was a good one too! What an amazing story. 3y
Zelma I started this one and really liked it. Then my library checkout expired and I have to make a point to go back to it. On my list this winter. 3y
emilyhaldi Good choice! 😭 3y
Reviewsbylola Omg yes. That one part towards the end. 😭😭😭 3y
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Reviewsbylola
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These four books are all set at sea. It is a setting I LOVE. These four just happened to be on my upstairs bookcase. I've read the two on the left and can't recommend them enough. They are both fantastic and we read both of them as part of our family book club (they were picks that could appeal to the men too. Occasionally we make them join in. 🤣) I can't wait to read the two on the right! #rockinmay #homebythesea

Cinfhen Not familiar with Thunderstruck, loved Unbroken and the other two are both on my TBR😊💙🙌🏻 3y
Reviewsbylola Thunderstruck is a lesser know Erik Larson. I loved his other books that I've read so I have high hopes. You must read the Hampton Sides!! I loved it and went on to read Hellhound on His Trail, which also blew me away. @Cinfhen 3y
Cinfhen I hope to hit lots of these titles this summer, when I'm back in the states and have access to a REAL library 💙💜💙💜 (edited) 3y
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Reviewsbylola Are you moving back or just having a long visit? @Cinfhen 3y
Cinfhen Long visit June 20 - August 28 3y
Cinfhen And it's not long enough ☹️ 3y
bio_chem06 You can't go wrong with Larson! 3y
emilyhaldi We need to get those boys back in the book club I think... 👫👫👫 3y
Reviewsbylola That's what I figured! @bio_chem06 3y
Reviewsbylola I wonder when a good time will be though? I bet we won't all get together for the 4th since everyone is coming in for Mere's wedding. 🤔 @emilyhaldi 3y
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Listener15
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I had intended for this to be for @bookriot 's #ReadHarder challenge to read a book set more than 5,000 miles from your location but after a bit of research it looks like it might not qualify, so I'm going to read another. But I did enjoy this book. I had never heard of the USS Jeannette so this was really fascinating. Warning! The dogs don't make it. Just for those who are sensitive to that. Good read and had me looking at a map.

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Listener15
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Reading for @bookriot 's #ReadHarder challenge to read a book set more than 5000 miles from you. I'm pretty sure this works. I'm going to double check but I wanted to listen to this anyway

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Zelma
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Relaxing in snowy Michigan right now; here is my view out my folks' front window. Perfect for a book about Arctic exploration!

GlitteryOtters You must be much further north than I am...we have a muddy grass mixture right now, no snow at all! Enjoy the beautiful view! 3y
Zelma @GlitteryOtters I am definitely further north; we're in Cheboygan right now. 😀 3y
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LisaJo
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#readjanuary #booksaboutnature #minionsoflitsy Minions make everything better.

Laura317 Minions rule!! 3y
DGRachel Yay! I ❤ Minions! 3y
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Godmotherx5 They do, but I prefer Agnes. 3y
Hooked_on_books I love minions! 3y
LisaJo @Godmotherx5 It is so fluffy. 3y
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LouLouLane
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#Inthekingdomofice and watching the leaves change at Mount Magazine.

LouLouLane "He realized that he was becoming what the Arctic scientists like to call a 'pagophile'-- a creature that is happiest in the ice." 3y
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rabbitprincess
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The book itself is written well, but I don't have time right now for the life story of every minor figure involved in this situation, down to the most minute detail. It's seven chapters in and the Jeannette isn't even close to setting sail, let alone getting into trouble. Moving on ☹️

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rabbitprincess
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I love when the next bookmark in my rotation fits thematically with the book I'm using it in.

KVanRead I love that you have a 'book mark rotation"?? 3y
rabbitprincess @KVanRead I keep all my bookmarks in a DavidsTea sample box and take new ones from the top and return old ones to the bottom. I have so many now that I am constantly surprised by what comes up next 😄 3y
KVanRead Fun idea! 3y
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SuziQoregon
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Kicking off #BoutofBooks this morning by skipping Twitter for reading on my bus ride into town. Hoping that this week I'll beat my reading time from the last Bout of Books.

[DELETED] 2232195534 Enjoying the Ice book?? 3y
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SuziQoregon
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Reading this because it's going to be 102° today and tomorrow and it might make me feel cooler.

[DELETED] 2232195534 No....seriously? In your part of the world? High today in Austin is to be 90 and 84 tomorrow. Crazy!!! 💥💥💥 3y
BethFishReads Hope you like it as much as I did 3y
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LisaJo
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#funfridayphoto. Burrrrr! Cold books.

MrBook Oooh, and La Rose tooooo 😊👍🏻. 3y
LisaJo @MrBook La Rose is on TBR pile. Have not read it yet. But, soon 3y
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Redwritinghood
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#funfridayphoto This book is a non-fiction account about a failed journey to the arctic circle.

Reviewsbylola I had forgotten about this one. Great choice and great book! 3y
MrBook On my shelf waiting for me 😊👍🏻. 3y
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OMGLookAtHerBook
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Now embarking on this undoubtedly light-hearted romp!

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Bethsh
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I love it when an author can get you on the edge of your seat while penning a non-fiction book. This book had a very good Ken Burns feel to it and I honestly could not stop listening to it! The narrator read very well. The ordeal these men went through was beyond imagination. Thank you Hampton Sides

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