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Hild
Hild: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
A brilliant, lush, sweeping historical novel about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: HildIn seventh-century Britain, small kingdoms are merging, frequently and violently. A new religion is coming ashore; the old gods are struggling, their priests worrying. Hild is the king's youngest niece, and she has a glimmering mind and a natural, noble authority. She will become a fascinating woman and one of the pivotal figures of the Middle Ages: Saint Hilda of Whitby.But now she has only the powerful curiosity of a bright child, a will of adamant, and a way of seeing the worldof studying nature, of matching cause with effect, of observing her surroundings closely and predicting what will happen nextthat can seem uncanny, even supernatural, to those around her.Her uncle, Edwin of Northumbria, plots to become overking of the Angles, ruthlessly using every tool at his disposal: blood, bribery, belief. Hild establishes a place for herself at his side as the king's seer. And she is indispensableunless she should ever lead the king astray. The stakes are life and death: for Hild, for her family, for her loved ones, and for the increasing numbers who seek the protection of the strange girl who can read the world and see the future.Hild is a young woman at the heart of the violence, subtlety, and mysticism of the early Middle Agesall of it brilliantly and accurately evoked by Nicola Griffith's luminous prose. Working from what little historical record is extant, Griffith has brought a beautiful, brutal world to vivid, absorbing life.
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ManyWordsLater
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First #chunkster of 2023.

Or is it #chunker?

LeahBergen I was just reading that the sequel is FINALLY coming out this year! 👏 2w
bnp I will probably preorder Menewood. 2w
ManyWordsLater @LeahBergen @bnp do you know when?! 2w
LeahBergen October, it looks like. 👍 2w
jlhammar I‘ve had this waiting on my shelves for years! Now that a sequel is due I‘d better get to it. 2w
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ManyWordsLater
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Welcome to my home, large stack of library books. I hope you have a pleasant stay.

bnp I like Hild a lot, and the next book, Menewood, comes out this year. 2mo
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CindiB
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Pickpick

Loved this! A meaty saga from 7th Century Britain. It‘s sumptuous, imagined and detailed. A complete page turner that is suspenseful and intriguing, telling the story of Hild from the age of 3 to her marriage. A princess of the Deira dynasty, she was also the King‘s Seer. Royal intrigue, war, plotting, every day life whether that be human, royal or animal. Hild, as a character, is mighty and magnificent. This is going on my keep shelf. 5/5

LeahBergen I loved this one, too! 2y
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Texreader
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Wife Mom is spot on. I felt the same way. 🌹 3y
AlaMich I really enjoyed Hild but I can absolutely see how it wouldn‘t be for everyone. 3y
readordierachel Love your mom's reviews 👍🏼 3y
Texreader @Wife @AlaMich Mom and I have differed in our opinions before. This one‘s pretty far down my tbr list but I‘m curious whether I‘ll end up bailing too... 3y
Texreader @readordierachel Thanks! I love coming across them when I find them again in my library! 3y
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Dragon
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#7days7covers #covercrush -day 5 post a favourite cover each day for 7 days and tag someone new each time. @Sarah83 interested in playing?

Jas16 That is a great cover! 3y
llwheeler I love this cover - I was thinking of using it for this challenge too 😄 3y
Dragon Thanks @Jas16 @llwheeler the cover caught my eye at a book sale so I had to own it. Still haven‘t read it 😀🐉 3y
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LeeRHarry Gorgeous!! 3y
llwheeler I enjoyed it. Hope you like it when you get to it! 3y
Dragon Thanks @LeeRHarry 😀🐉 3y
Centique It‘s beautiful! 3y
Dragon Thanks @llwheeler it‘s definitely on my tbr list 👍🐉 3y
Dragon Thanks @Centique 👍😀 3y
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xicanti
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Pickpick

I have complicated feelings about HILD. Sometimes I loved it. Sometimes I was so damned tired of reading it I wanted to cry. It‘s a Pick because I swung back around to love over the last forty pages or so, but that Pick is absolutely a qualified one.

My biggest issue with it is unfixable: Hild is a seer who relies not on supernatural visions but on careful, detailed observation that lets her identify patterns and predict outcomes. ⬇️

xicanti Griffith takes us inside this process a little too well for my taste in fiction. We get everything Hild gets, which gives the book a strong sense of place and a fabulous medieval feel but also slows. it. right. down. Characterization suffers, too, as Hild immerses herself in a distanced view of the world and of her loved ones. I admire it and I often enjoyed the detail, but I needed a deeper personal connection than I could glean from it. 4y
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xicanti
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I‘ve done something to my back, and somehow that means sitting on the back step is way more comfortable than being in a chair. Okay, then.

I‘m 70 pages from the end of HILD and to be honest, I‘m more than ready to be over. Sigh. This really felt like a book I‘d fall in love with, way back in the beginning.

Mimi28 I hope your back gets better!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️Mine is so bad they want to start a spinal stimulator trial in September. 4y
xicanti @Mimi28 oh no! I hope that gives you some relief. 4y
Megabooks I‘m so sorry about your back. Feel better soon, I hope! 4y
xicanti @Megabooks thanks! It feels a bit better now than it did this morning. 4y
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xicanti
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Gotta read fifty more pages if I want to stay on track to finish HILD tomorrow. Luckily, the book‘s a great fit with the autumnal feel in the air today. That‘s lit a bit of a fire under me.

Supper was curried tuna salad with raisins and chard stalks. I don‘t think I‘d repeat the chard experiment. It mostly added crunch and that‘s not something I need in a tuna salad.

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xicanti
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Still plugging away through HILD. I can‘t imagine abandoning it, but I also can‘t imagine going back in if I take a break now. As long as I can manage 125 pages a day, I‘ll finish it tomorrow.

I read a bit more while I ate a use-it-up breakfast: cereal box leavings, the last of this weird vanilla tea I can only drink with something in it, and the dregs of the cream left over from a recipe.

tpixie Good for you for eating and drinking to the last drop! 4y
xicanti @tpixie can‘t let it go to waste! There was a breakfast‘s worry of wheat shreds there. 4y
tpixie @xicanti ♥️😊♥️ 4y
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xicanti
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Had some camomile tea in my favourite mug while I read more of HILD. I‘m at page 300 now and I think I might need to take a break and read something else before I go any further. It‘s really good but really slow. I‘ll see how I feel tomorrow.

brilliantglow Great mug! 4y
xicanti @brilliantglow it makes me so happy. 4y
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xicanti
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Outdoor reading with cherries.

I‘m in an odd place with HILD. I find I‘m enjoying it not for the characters or the plot but for the feel—and I love it enough that I definitely won‘t abandon it, but not so much that I don‘t resent the sheer amount of time it‘s gonna take me to finish it. Hmm.

twohectobooks I‘m curious where you end up with it, because that‘s largely how I felt about it too. 4y
xicanti @twohectobooks it‘s like, it‘s really good but I CANNOT read Griffith‘s prose quickly. Grrr. 4y
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twohectobooks
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Mehso-so

There is a lot to like about this book: Griffith has thought so carefully about this character and her world and the people who inhabit it with her. I loved Hild‘s connection to the natural world, the atmosphere, and most of her relationships. I didn‘t realize that the book was part of a series when I picked it up and that was a bit of a problem. Interesting to see one of the characters from Credo in a totally different book.

twohectobooks This would‘ve been a pick if not for the author‘s baffling and upsetting decision to pair Hild romantically with her half-brother. She knows he‘s her half-brother, many others don‘t realize it, somehow he doesn‘t seem to. But he‘s an invented character and this is a very intentional act on the author‘s part and I simply couldn‘t get on board. 4y
twohectobooks PS this is the 2nd half book I finished for #bfcr2, bringing my total to 1... but I‘m behind on my reviews. @wanderinglynn @mcipher 4y
mcipher Hey you‘re doing great - you had some chunky books which makes it tough! 4y
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xicanti
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I started HILD last night, and even though the content isn‘t similar I‘m getting a strong Elizabeth Knox meets Robin Hobb from the overall package.

That‘s a VERY good vibe, y‘all. I‘m hopeful.

Lindy I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. 4y
xicanti @Lindy it feels like a book I could adore. 4y
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twohectobooks
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#TBRBingo update for June. There‘s a slim chance I could finish Hild today as well but I kind of doubt it.

Lindy Hild is a chunkster... and didn't you mention that you are kind of busy these days? 4y
twohectobooks @Lindy both true! I find it‘s one of those books that doesn‘t lend itself to fast reading, as well. 4y
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twohectobooks
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Well, the long weekend is here at last. I won‘t be doing much relaxing because it‘s also the second last weekend before my sister‘s wedding and somehow I seem to have a ton of stuff left to do (#procrastination). Treating myself to a bit of a rest this evening though.

Lindy Hild is immersive. You might have to keep procrastinating... 4y
Melissa_J Have a great weekend! 4y
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twohectobooks
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🙄 I am such a procrastinator. I knew this prompt was coming up, I knew there was rain in the forecast, I knew that I wouldn‘t be home until after 9 pm tonight... and yet I still waited until the last minute for my #flowersplusbooks photo. #riotgrams

(Can someone please explain what “clinch covers” means? I am too old or nerdy or offline to get it. @bookriot )

TheAromaofBooks haha I had to look up clinch cover when you asked, because I didn't know what it meant either - apparently it's a cover with an embracing couple on the front, like the kind on romance novels. Who knew that that had an actual name?! 4y
twohectobooks @TheAromaofBooks oh my goodness, thank you! Lol I never would‘ve figured that out. Now... do I have any of those on my shelf? 4y
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twohectobooks
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#bedsidetablebooks

Every time I pick up Hild it‘s late and I start falling asleep. Hopefully I can make some progress this morning.

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twohectobooks
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I‘m having kind of a tough time lately: work is crazy and I‘m feeling really unmotivated, there‘s tons to do at home, and I haven‘t gone swimming in over three weeks due to recovery.

On the bright side, I rode my bike to and from work today for the first time ever in my life.

Now I‘m going to bed early to spend some time with these books. Hopefully things will get better soon.

mhillis Great job with the biking!! 4y
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shanaqui
Hild: A Novel | Nicola Griffith

Finally picked this up after making it a book club pick. I'm enjoying all the sensory details, but I lost track of the politics completely reading it last night!

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shanaqui
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Look what I got from @jenniferw88, @TheBookKeepers! #JustABookSwap I've actually been meaning to read this for ages, and love Nicola Griffith's writing, so it was a great pick! :)

jenniferw88 😊 Glad you like it & haven't read it yet! 4y
TheBookKeepers Yay happy this one made it!! 4y
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Amiable
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Mehso-so

Historical fiction based on the life of the real woman who became St. Hilda of Whitby in 7th-century Britain. Set in the time when Christianity was making its way into the region, often with violent results. I enjoyed it for most of the book, but then my attention started to flag about 75 pages from the end. I think it was too long and could have been helped by a good edit. 3/5 stars

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JPeterson
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This weekend has been rough, mentally and just plain busy. While everything got solved and/or done, I‘m not ready to start the week. 😩
Here‘s to a few hours of some quality reading time before Monday morning.

DivineDiana Glad to see you are taking time for yourself! ❤️ 4y
Nute So important to get back to some type of relaxation and peace. Take Care! 4y
Anton I love that book, I hope the sequel finally comes out someday 4y
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JPeterson @DivineDiana @Nute Thanks! ❤️ 4y
JPeterson @Anton I‘m really enjoying it! 4y
coffeenebula @Anton I‘m waiting, too! 4y
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thelizflynn
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This is really dense and it‘s taken me months to get through it, but it‘s really good. Definitely for people who LOVE historical fiction.

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thelizflynn
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Finally reading this after starting it like 5 years ago! #wheelhouse

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kathedron
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Pickpick

Hild is a bright spark, all right! I liked that her seer-craft is predominantly a matter of paying close attention to the minutiae of the world around her. And I loved how Griffith made that world vivid with abundant sensory detail. I enjoyed seeing how the women, important to the broad sweep of history only as (potential) wives, crafted lives of meaning, and how hard they worked at it! I loved ancient Britain as a multi-culti, multi-lingual land.

kathedron If I am at all disappointed it's because I thought a book of 500 pages was going to cover her whole life, not just the early part of it. I'd be interested to see how she gets to be Abbess of Whitby from where she is as this book leaves off! 4y
Melissa_J I read this several years ago, and really enjoyed it. There was supposed to be a follow-up, but I‘ve heard nothing so maybe it is no longer in the works. 4y
2BR02B I loved this book! Have you read any of her others? 4y
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kathedron
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The sound of spoken (Old) English: "words drumming like apples spilt over wooden boards". I love that Hild is multi-lingual, too.

llwheeler The language aspect was my favourite part of this book. So good 4y
batsy That's beautiful. 4y
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Texreader
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Here it is! The haul from the Strand in NYC I had shipped home during vacation. See any you loved?

AmandaL Hild is fantastic! 5y
Lmstraubie 👏👏👏👏👏 5y
LeahBergen Hild! 👍🏻 5y
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tea.n.books
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Hi everybody!! Long time, no see! I had a bit of a rough winter, and wasn‘t reading much, but now that things have settled down again, I finally feel like reading again (hurray!!) I‘m starting off with something I‘m pretty positive I‘m going to love. Baby steps after major depressive episodes 😉 puppies help depression too 🐶

Alfoster Hugs coming your way😀❤️❤️❤️! 5y
tpixie Welcome back. Check out my post, or @Litsy - you may not know. Litsy is now owned by LibraryThing and they need to change servers tonight for several hours. Hopefully it‘ll be as good as new tomorrow afternoon!! 5y
tea.n.books @tpixie thanks for the heads up! 5y
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rubyslippersreads Welcome back! I've been wanting to read this book. 5y
Bibliogeekery Welcome back! Glad you're feeling better! 5y
tpixie ♥️♥️♥️ 5y
Heideschrampf Welcome back! I know the feeling perfectly well, glad youre feeling better 😘 5y
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JessicaThunstromNelson
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I've been waiting for this one. #historicalfiction

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Anton
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Pickpick

Been thinking a lot about this great historical novel and wondering if the follow up is ever coming out. I'm tempted to do a reread, but I'd rather hold off until I know how long I have to wait for the rest of Hild's story. #TBT

LeahBergen I loved this one. ❤️ 5y
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Citymouse
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Library card and book! My colleagues at the bookstore raved about this novel so I‘m glad DCPL had a copy. #riotgrams

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Unphilosophize
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed reading Hild. I didn't know much about her going in, but I don't really feel like I know that much more about her now. There is suppose to be a sequel to this book but so far on Goodreads it doesn't have a title or a tentative date for publication.
I found that the narration of the book made it really easy to forget that Hild was a child through most of it and that was the books biggest shortfall.

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Unphilosophize
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I haven't read a lot of this since my 24 hour readathon and I'm a bit disappointed in myself. I hope the pace picks up soon.

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AmandaL
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thebookmagpie All the Birds 💕 6y
AmandaL @thebookmagpie I loved that one too. 😊 6y
LeahBergen Hild!! 💗 6y
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AmandaL @LeahBergen It was such a fantastic story! I never thought I'd be happy with that kind of ending, but I was so happy with it, it shocked me. 6y
LeahBergen @AmandaL She's doing a sequel. 😮 6y
AmandaL @LeahBergen Awesome! (edited) 6y
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Dragon
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#onewordtitle #sparklingmaybookishdreams such a beautiful cover and I'm looking for something to replace GOT. ( because when is he going to finish the last book 🤷‍♀️)

Nat_Reads Love this book!!! 6y
Dragon Thanks @Nat_Reads glad to hear that! 😀 6y
AmandaL Loved this too! 6y
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Dragon Thanks @AmandaL glad to know this book has more than great cover art going for it 👍 6y
LeahBergen It's really good but I found that it started a bit slow. Give it time! 😃 6y
GypsyKat This looks interesting, and I love the cover art! 6y
Dragon Thanks @GypsyKat it does! I've so many books to choose from and so little time to read as I'm back to work 😞buying a lottery ticket 😂 6y
Dragon Thanks for the heads up @LeahBergen I'll try and be patient and let the story unfold 😀👍 6y
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hes7
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For the life of me, I couldn't find a book that I didn't remember the where and/or why of buying. That's a good thing, I guess? #AprilBookShowers #DontRememberBuyingThis #Shelfie

angrylilasian Shelves like this make me happy.😌 6y
LeahBergen I couldn't either! It was fun to look through my shelves and try, though. 😄 6y
LittlePixels Me too, @angrylilasian. *happy sigh* ☺️ 6y
Oryx Me either, even on Kindle. Love the shelves 6y
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LectricSheep
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Really loving this book so far. Like I said a couple days ago, I've tried Hild several times before and not been able to get into it, but now I see that Hild is uncanny and clever, an excellent female protagonist. I love that her "prophecies" as the king's seer are usually at least 75% astute observations. Just gotta read 300 more pages before midnight! ? #countdown

LectricSheep @AmandaL @LeahBergen @MCYmermaid thanks for the votes of confidence about this book, by the way. You were right! ❤️️ 6y
LeahBergen Oh, good! 6y
AmandaL Yay! Just wait 'til the end! 6y
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LeahBergen
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#TopReadsOf2016 ⭐️Historical Fiction ⭐️ #SeasonsReadings2016

OSChamberlain Gorgeous background 😍💦💦 6y
RanaElizabeth Oh god, Hild. So immersive. 6y
DeborahSmall I love your library so much, I just want to climb through my phone 💕 6y
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LauraBeth Let's all go to @LeahBergen's house to read 😀👍 6y
rubyslippersreads I spy L. M. Montgomery's journals! 😄❤📚 6y
Texreader Yes!!! Beautiful library! 6y
LeahBergen @OSChamberlain 😂 Thank you! 😘 6y
LeahBergen @RanaElizabeth Wasn't it? I can't wait for the sequel. 6y
LeahBergen @DeborahSmall 😂😂 Thank you! 💗 6y
LeahBergen @LauraBeth Yay! A New Year's reading party! 😂😂 6y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Why, yes you do! Good eye. They are snuggled up next to the Beatrix Potter and Agatha Christie journals for company. 😉 6y
LeahBergen @Texreader Thank you! 💗 6y
DeborahSmall I love Beatrix potter but actually don't have any books in my library, I gave them away to younger family members as I got older. When my sister lived in Perth we would visit the Beatrix potter museum and have lunch. She apparently wrote a lot in that part of Scotland. I'll find a link to the site xxx 6y
DeborahSmall https://g.co/kgs/eqcl6w Birnam has a lovely antique book shop too. It's such a beautiful place. My sister moved to Edinburgh about 18 months ago so I really miss visiting her in Pitlochry, dunkeld is only 5 minutes away. Ahhhh I'm homesick tonight 💕 6y
LeahBergen @DeborahSmall Ohh! I would love to visit there! I've only been to Scotland once and NEED to go back. My family has been in Canada for about 100 years but my background is Scottish on both sides. And you had me at the lovely antique bookshop! No wonder you're homesick. 😘😘 6y
DeborahSmall My husbands family are in Canada, his mums brothers and their families are in and around Toronto and his dad's brother in Edmonton and sister in Vancouver. With a lot of cousins too. We definitely will visit in 2018 6y
kspenmoll Gorgeous library! 📚📚📚 6y
Izai.Amorim Wonderful library! 6y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6y
MrBook Can you pleeeaaaase install a transporter in your home so I can visit your library?! 😜 6y
LeahBergen @DeborahSmall 👍🏼Have you been to Canada before? 6y
LeahBergen @kspenmoll Thank you! 😀 6y
LeahBergen @Izai.amorim Thank you! 😊 6y
LeahBergen @MrBook ?"One to beam over"? ? 6y
MrBook ☺👍🏻 6y
DeborahSmall @LeahBergen surprisingly not, my in laws were over a lot before I met my husband when his cousins were getting married. I'd love to visit Toronto and Vancouver 💕 6y
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LectricSheep
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The last book of the year has been chosen from the Pile Of Fate! I've tried this novel twice before and never been able to get into it, despite the fact that it ?s all my ?s: set in old England, kickass lady protagonist, blurbed as "resonat[ing] to many of the same chords as Beowulf (my favorite), the legends of King Arthur (favorite FAVORITE), [and] The Lord of the Rings (absolute total favorite)...." I'm gonna fall in love this time, dammit!

LindsayReads I tried a few times with this, too, for the same interests! Hopefully it catches hold this time for you... 6y
LectricSheep @LindsayReads If I succeed, I'll let you know what conditions I required: "must be read under no fewer than three of the softest blankets with hearty cheese plate nearby." 6y
MCYmermaid Definitely a book that needs the right mood, IMO. A fantastic read for the right moment. 6y
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LindsayReads 💖💖💖 6y
LeahBergen I loved it but it definitely took me a while to get into the flow of it. Settle in and push on! 👍🏼 6y
B.Reader I also tried it once. Maybe I will again! Let us know how it is! 6y
vivastory Hope it improves for you 6y
AmandaL I also loved it. I hope it works for you this time! 6y
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JacintaMCarter
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Bailedbailed

I'm sure it's probably an interesting story, but it was just taking me too long to get into. I might pick it back up again sometime, but for now I'm bailing.

minkyb Interesting. My daughter is getting this for the holidays. 6y
Suet624 I finished it but would never consider continuing the series. 6y
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sherryvdh
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Panpan

If I'm being completely honest, I was kind of disappointed. I had seen so many people talk about how much they loved it, and I just couldn't connect to it the way I wanted to. I kept feeling like the mundane things in the book were very descriptive and beautifully written, but then any "action" was kind of just glazed over quickly, or took place completely out of scene. I wish I could say I liked it more.

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sherryvdh
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Found out this morning that I won 30 books in a contest! Can't wait until they come in. Looks like my next couple months' reading is booked up. #forgivethepun #cantwait #harpercollinscanada

In the meantime, I'm going to keep trying to finish this one. Haven't gotten a lot of time to read lately. About halfway through. #sofarsogood #christmasmug

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JacintaMCarter
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I'm going to combine my #BlueBook with my #BookAndBrew. Also, I'm not actually drinking this because my roommate and I cannot for the life of us remember how long this beer has been in our fridge. #PhotoADayNov16 #Novemberland

charl08 Great read. I hardly ever read anything set in the far past but enjoyed this. 6y
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sherryvdh
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I've been going back and forth about whether or not to read this one. Finally decided to bite the bullet and get it from the library. #wishmeluck #itsonthelongside #brokemyreadingslump #readingbuddy

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cursetine
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A fictionalization of the life of Hilda of Whitby. This book is impeccably researched, occasionally heart-breaking, and full of adventure and danger. At a very young age, Hild becomes the advisor to her uncle Edwin, who wants to be overking of the Angles. She navigates religious and political conflicts, is fiercely clever, and struggles to protect the people she loves. Amazing book.

#booktober #fullofadventure #queerbooks

annahenke Loved this one! So expertly researched and compelling. 6y
cursetine @annahenke right??? It's supposed to be the first in a trilogy, and I just really want more Hild... 6y
annahenke I'll absolutely be reading the others. I don't expect they'll be out anytime soon though. The first one must have taken her forever! So much attention to historical accuracy. 6y
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Magslhalliday
Hild: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
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Imagineannie Hild looks fantastic!! Adding 6y
LeahBergen Hild! ❤️ 6y
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Hild: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
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Pickpick

Was given this by a friend who read it for a medieval studies class. As a hard-core nerd for all things Anglo-ecclesial-historical, I ate it up with a spoon. The characters and details were so engrossing I didn't even care that it seemed to lack a dramatic climax. The author's working on a sequel and it can't come fast enough!

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Yamich49
Hild: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
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Finally getting back to this one after a longgg day. I'm enjoying it but just haven't had a lot of reading time the past couple of days. Tonight after work, I took my grandma to our tribe's elder's dinner (as part of our Annual Sovereigns Day celebration) and they had prize bingo. Not only did it last super long but man do those older adults take their bingo seriously! I thought people were going to end up duking it out over a wind chime! 😂

WordWaller Haha, that's awesome! My grandma always used to take bingo super seriously too 😄 6y
BookishFeminist 😂😂 that's too funny! Grandmas. Glad you were able to go and spend time with her. Sounds like fun! 6y
Yamich49 @WordWaller Haha, right? It's cracks me up! 6y
Yamich49 @BookishFeminist Thanks, me too! It's nice to be able to do this since moving home. I love my grandma, she cracks me up! I think I forgot about the seriousness of bingo tho lol 6y
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Yamich49
Hild: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
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I've been having so much fun on Litsy and watching the Olympics that I've barely read the past two days! I'm starting this one tonight and hoping that I will be able to finish before it's due back in a few days. 😁

BookishFeminist Let me know how it is! I've had my eye on this one for a while. 6y
Anton I absolutely loved this book! 6y
LeahBergen I really liked it. It took me a little bit to get sunk into it but then I flew through it. @BookishFeminist 6y
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coffeenebula This is so good - I've been waaaaaaiting for a sequel. 😭 6y
Yamich49 @BookishFeminist I will definitely let you know. It's great so far but I've only read a little bit. It's been on my TBR for a while too and I snagged it from my library! 6y
Yamich49 @Anton @LeahBergen @tanya42 That's good to hear! I've seen a few bad reviews but the majority of them are good. The description alone makes me think I'll love it and I'm definitely liking it so far! Although I think it may be one of those books in which I have difficulty keeping track of all the different character names? We shall see... 6y
AmandaL Just wait to the end... This book was so good. 6y
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Dylangrrl
Hild: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
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Lot of weird names, but there are in Russian lit too. Strong, compelling narrative, exciting and imaginative characters. Great idea of what living in that time could be like. Strength of the women portrayed is amazing. Not enough of this one -- thank the gods there's a sequel in the works!!

Anton One of my favourite books of recent years! 7y
Dylangrrl @Anton -- my cousin who is a medieval historian recommended it. Great read!! 7y
Anton @Dylangrrl I recommended it to my friend who's a minister, I think she'll find the exploration of early Christianity really fascinating. 7y
Dylangrrl @Anton - I thought that was a fascinating aspect too. Great depiction of powerful women too!! 7y
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