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Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone
Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone | Diana Gabaldon
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon returns with the newest novel in the epic Outlander series. The past may seem the safest place to be . . . but it is the most dangerous time to be alive. . . . Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising in 1746, and it took them twenty years to find each other again. Now the American Revolution threatens to do the same. It is 1779 and Claire and Jamie are at last reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser's Ridge. Having the family together is a dream the Frasers had thought impossible. Yet even in the North Carolina backcountry, the effects of war are being felt. Tensions in the Colonies are great and local feelings run hot enough to boil Hell's teakettle. Jamie knows loyalties among his tenants are split and it won't be long until the war is on his doorstep. Brianna and Roger have their own worry: that the dangers that provoked their escape from the twentieth century might catch up to them. Sometimes they question whether risking the perils of the 1700s--among them disease, starvation, and an impending war--was indeed the safer choice for their family. Not so far away, young William Ransom is still coming to terms with the discovery of his true father's identity--and thus his own--and Lord John Grey has reconciliations to make, and dangers to meet . . . on his son's behalf, and his own. Meanwhile, the Revolutionary War creeps ever closer to Fraser's Ridge. And with the family finally together, Jamie and Claire have more at stake than ever before.
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mrsmarch
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#Bookspin and #doublespin….14 & 2….Ancestor Trouble and Outlander. Have to read #LMPBC in to the bargain. Looking forward to this December!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2d
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HeatherBlue
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Happy Thanksgiving, friends!! 🧡 🦃

Dragon Happy Thanksgiving 🦃💚🐉 1w
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kathedron
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It's taken me over a month to read all 1,325+ pages of this hefty tome, but I think that suited the slow pace of the story: exciting stuff doesn't really get going until the final quarter. That doesn't bother me. I'm interested in the domestic details, and enjoyed my extended visit with Claire and Jamie and everyone.

TrishB I read this in quarantine earlier this year- it suited that entirely! 3w
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CrowCAH
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At the #Airport stopped in one of the stores and I always check out the book stand!

It will be awhile before I get to the latest book in the #Outlander series. Only read up through book four.

Karisa Each book is gigantic in that series! Major commitment to start each one🤣 1mo
CrowCAH @Karisa I agree! Also, @VioletCavalier and I have read the book and then watched that number season. I‘ve been waiting a year for her to read book four, so we can watch that season together. 1mo
mcctrish I think it‘s number 4 I have next to read and have saved that season on the DVR to watch once I finally read it. But I‘ve got a bit sidetracked with other books 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 1mo
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Billypar When I was at the airport last month, I was getting food at my gate and there was a totally random freestanding turnstile of books - and good ones too! I wanted to buy one to support the idea but I was pretty much at my book limit luggage-wise. 1mo
CrowCAH @mcctrish I hear yah! It‘s easy to get distracted with other smaller books 📚 1mo
CrowCAH @Billypar oh that is a neat idea! I agree, I brought one book and adding another would have added to the heft of my bags lol 1mo
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kathedron
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Yep, that's about the measure of it! 😂
In fact, on my way back from the woods earlier, I stopped by a handwritten sign that offered free cooking apples. I thought two or three would make a nice crumble: the chap kindly gave me 5 KG! 🍎

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Sparklemn
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I haven‘t read this book yet, but this story reminded me of it. 🐝 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/13/world/europe/bees-queen-elizabeth.html.

CaramelLunacy Thanks for the link (in both senses!) 3mo
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MeJeMiller
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Fratchetty….the hell?

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mandarchy
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I just finished Go Tell the 🐝 🐝 🐝 and that means I need to get back to work and get ready for the coming school year. I really hate leaving the ridge. I read some reviews that people were disappointed by this book, I admit I'm not a fan of the battle scenes. I actually get kind of tired of Claire's obsession with medicine. But I'm hooked. I'll probably reread most of it all just before the next book come out.

kspenmoll Here‘s to a wonderful school year! Sorry you have to start back now…I hope you are refreshed! 4mo
mandarchy @kspenmoll 😊 thanks! I just need to start prepping. The district is asking me to take on technology after letting go of the tech teacher. 🙄 Professional development starts in a couple of weeks. The first day of school is in September. I need to get ready! 4mo
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mandarchy
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Besides catching up on new picture books, I'm reading the most recent #Outlander installment. I'm 45% through and relishing the time on the Ridge. We've been having heat advisories, so sitting still, drinking lots of fluids suits me. I'm fascinated by the fact that Claire would be my grandma's age, and Brianna is close to my mom's age making me contemporary with the kids and I'm in my 50s.

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persephone1408
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Well, I finally finished it. It was slow at times but I mostly enjoyed it. 3.5/5⭐

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annahenke
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#twofortuesday

1. I‘m about 6 books behind my Goodreads goal for number of books. I had a slow to start to the year but have been tearing through books lately!

2. My only goal involving a book I own is to read the tagged book - the latest in the #outlander series

@TheSpineView

TheSpineView You got this! Thanks for playing 5mo
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Lizwarnerpdx
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Book #9 in the series. Now that I‘ve re-read the series I am not as impressed by this one. While I love the story of Jamie & Claire and all of their family & adventures, I felt like a lot of the book was just fluff. No substance or meat for like 75% of it. Also since the series was fresh in my mind, I felt there were a lot of little inconsistencies that really bothered me. I am still looking forward to book 10!

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JulieAnn
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It pains me to say it, but I was not overly impressed or invested in the story. So many things left unexplained or just dropped. I love love love Jamie and Claire but this one disappointed.

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Mrs.Coach.Stu

Goodness, I love this series but they take me a long time to read!!

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Sresendez12
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Anyone else in DAR or love looking into their family history? I gave my patriot story this year and he fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain. I‘ve never read a book that mentioned a battle that I know my ancestor fought in. I love this series and am so excited to continue reading this book to see how the battle fits in to Jaime and Claire‘s story

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swishandflick
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Reading this book felt like a long awaited visit with old friends (plus an opportunity to gaze longingly at my forever book husband, but I digress). An ill-timed library hold forced my hand with this 900-page bohemoth, but once I got back into the rhythm of Fraser's Ridge it somehow still didn't feel long enough. I hope I don't have to wait another 7 years for book 10 😩

Leftcoastzen Love the phrase forever book husband!👏😁 8mo
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limada
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And the epic story of Claire and Jamie continues. I'm always a little amazed at how real Gabaldon's characters feel, and not because of the TV series. It feels like reading someone's memoir, with some other perspectives included to give a more complete story. And now we wait for book 10. #22-2022

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MeganAnn
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It‘s been a hectic month but I finally finished this monster of a book.

Claire & Jamie are trying to manage the rising tensions on Fraser‘s Ridge & beyond. Brianna & Roger are finding their feet as they adjust to being back. Ian, with Rachel‘s help, is confronting his past. William is struggling to come to terms with his parentage.

This feels like an in between book before we get to the big action we all know is coming, but in a good way. 4⭐️

MeganAnn This was also one of my #roll100 books for March 🎉 @PuddleJumper 8mo
MeganAnn & this is the next book in the Outlander series for #seriesread2022 @TheSpineView 8mo
PuddleJumper Wahoo! 8mo
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Pigpen_Reads What is Roll 100? 8mo
MeganAnn @Pigpen_Reads #roll100 is a way to help read your tbr. You make a list of 100 books you want to read (or categories or however you want to list them). Each month @PuddleJumper rolls dice to choose a couple numbers from 1 to 100 and then you read those books from your list. It‘s very low key and anyone can join, anytime. I used all tbr books I already own for my list and try to read two each month. 8mo
Pigpen_Reads @MeganAnn Sounds fun! 8mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 8mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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I'm finally finished! After years of entering Goodreads Giveaways I finally won something. I started reading this series right after TV show began. So this was a first time I was able to read as soon as book was published. But when my free copy of Bees arrived, I was hesitant to start reading.

So why did I wait 2 months to start reading? When I'm attached to these characters and I want to know what happens to them? ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig Because Diana Gabaldon has a habit of using rape as plot point. And I was afraid she would return to it again. (Don't @ me with the 'It's historically accurate. Or it was a violent time.' This is a fantasy series featuring Time Travel. Reality when through the stones at Craigh nu Dun.) Fortunately a friend let me know that this wasn't the case. Once I knew that, I picked up Bees expecting not to be able to put it down. But that didn't happen. ⬇️ 9mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Yes it's nice to see Jamie and Claire happy but it's just everyday life on Frazer's Ridge, building houses and slaughtering hogs until page 218.

William and Lord John's story line was much more interesting. As was the Murray Family Road Trip. Jenny Murray has my favorite line of the book: "Or I'd be askin' him how to say, 'Clear off, ye brazen-faced trollop," in Mohawk."⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig For such a long awaited book, it took awhile to hold my attention. Every time I set it down because a Library Hold came in or I needed to finish a Book Club read, it would take me days to pick back up, because nothing much was happening. Most of the action/plot is in the last third of the book. Once it gets going, it's REALLY good! And then Cliffhanger. ⬇️
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Now we have to wait 10 years for Lord John Grey to be rescued. 😒 9mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig If Book 10 is to be the last, there is lot of loose ends to tie up. That Book may be 1000 pages long. 9mo
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Probably last read by the fire of the Season. But not to jinx it I'm not going to clean up the ash for a few days.

Hopefully I'll finish this over the weekend. I'm on Page 704.

My favorite part is Ian's roadtrip with all the women. "Or I'd be askin' him how to say, 'Clear off, ye brazen-faced trollop," in Mohawk."- Jenny Murray ?

marleed Good plan! 9mo
MrsMalaprop As we head into Autumn here in Western Australia. Can‘t wait for cosy reading. Just booked a cottage in the Poronurups with a fire for a week in July. You‘ll be sunning yourself then 😎. 9mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @MrsMalaprop I'm not a fan of heat. Cosy by the fire in July sounds wonderful! 9mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Not bad for a short month! Managed to keep up with all my Challenges, Readalongs, Book Club Reads plus a few more.

And I'm still chugging along on 🐝🐝🐝.

#mymonthinbooks #february #bookreport

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MeganAnn
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My March #bookspin list.

I may have overcommitted myself on buddy reads this month, but they are all titles I have really been wanting to read so we‘ll see how this goes. Filled in with some other categories for mood reading.

Since the tagged book is very long, I gave it two spots. Plus it‘s also one of my #roll100 choices so if I manage to finish it in March, it will count towards three #bookspinbingo spaces.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
PuddleJumper Nice! 9mo
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MeganAnn
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#roll100 choices! Since I had so many TBR books on my shelves I doubled up giving me two choices for each number. I can choose the one that most appeals to me, or read all four if time allows.

Roll 1: From Twinkle with Love / Truthwitch
Roll 2: The Love Interest / Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone

I‘m going for the new Outlander, but it‘s very long so we‘ll see. Then I‘ll probably pick From Twinkle with Love as I know it will be short & sweet.

PuddleJumper Looks like a fun bunch of books! 9mo
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Blueberry
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Of course Goodreads would recommend this powerful biography of a woman's imprisonment and resistance to be paired with the time-travel historical-fiction of the Outlander series. ??🤔

NataliePatalie Oh my! 10mo
BarbaraJean A few weeks ago, GR recommended I read Dr. Seuss‘ There‘s a Wocket in My Pocket because I was reading Amanda Gorman‘s Call Us What We Carry. Their algorithms seem to have some issues. 😂 10mo
EvieBee For the last five years this book always comes up as a GR recommendation lol! (edited) 9mo
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ladym30
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One of my favorite series!🤩

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Using the Snow Days to make a start. Won a copy on Goodreads and received it around December 1st. Didn't start reading immediately because December is my Holiday Romance month. While I'm excited to read, I'm also a little bit hesitant. Here's why.

I love these characters. Not only Jamie & Claire but the younger generation as well. My problem with these books is the continued return to Sexual Assult as a plot device. 👇

Crinoline_Laphroaig 8 Books in the Series and it's not who in this family but who hasn't been a victim. Diana Gabaldon and many in the Fandom justify this with 'It's realistic. It was a violent time'. But it's a story about a woman who Time Travels by touching a stone and falls back in time 200 years. Reality went through the Stones at Craigh na Dun. 👇
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Which brings me back to Go Tell The Bees. I was glad to win a copy because if DG decides to return to Rape as a Plot Point, again, I'm debating on donating my books next time someone wants to read. (My Outlander mug was a present when a friend who borrowed all my books returned them.) They're big ass books, heavy to hold, and it would free up a lot of shelf space. I could get them on Kindle but I have invested a lot of $$$ in hardbacks. 👇
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Crinoline_Laphroaig All that being said, no matter what happens in Bees/Book 9, I'm still going to read Book 10 when it comes out because it's supposedly the last and I'm attached to these Characters. 🐝📖🤓 10mo
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DGRachel I‘ve been trying for more than a decade to get through book 4 and I hear you on her sexual assault fetish. 🤢 10mo
Nessavamusic If you want to know I‘ll put it in spoiler comment 👇 10mo
Nessavamusic There is no assault in the book, but it does reference back the Claire‘s assault when she was kidnapped briefly. 10mo
CarolynM This is why I didn't continue reading the series after the first book. I was really uncomfortable with the way she handled the assault on Jamie, it almost felt like she was enjoying it. 10mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Nessavamusic thank you! That's good to know. 10mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @DGRachel is my least favorite. It's like 800 pages and much of the story could have been handled with a 5 min conversation between 3 Characters. 10mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @CarolynM I had known of Outlander series for awhile but had never got around to reading. After watching the first Episode of TV show, I bought Book 1 the next day. I was enjoying adventures of Jamie and Claire and then I got to Wentworth Prison. I literally put the book down for about 3 days. Ultimately I had fallen in love with the Characters and wanted to know if they were okay. So I finished reading, was hooked and read entire Series.
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GingerAntics That‘s what has made me give up on this series (the tv show - I have other reasons to give up on the books). Why is sexual assault a plot device SO many times? What is her obsession with it? I just can‘t abide her constant, casual use of something that is so traumatic for so many of us. It‘s not a plot device. It‘s a tragedy and a crime. 10mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @GingerAntics I find those parts of the story upsetting and I've never experienced. I can't imagined what someone who has, feels. That's why I never recommend them. 10mo
GingerAntics @Crinoline_Laphroaig Black Jack worked for me. The character of the man was just like that. It was upsetting, but okay. I know some survivors that said it felt very accurate to that type of person. I certainly felt that way. Every time after that, though? Why? Wentworth was bad enough. It‘s like she‘s obsessed with it. Every book, someone is getting sexually assaulted. Even the thing with the King in France. Eh. 10mo
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Cortg
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My January reads. Managed a book club book, a few #pop22 books and a few just for me books. #JumpStart2022

Clwojick Way to go! 10mo
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mjtwo
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20 Dec 21-28 Jan 22
I have not enjoyed any of the books in this series as much as the first. The characters and storylines have grown exponentially, yet I only really care about Claire and Jamie. And how little of WIMOHB I remembered!
Which is not to say I did not enjoy this (or find myself reading into the night), but I do miss young Jamie and the sexual tension of the earlier books. William might be a substitute, but I really dislike Amaranthus.

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Cortg
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Yay, had a delayed opening at work today and got the chance to finish up the newest installment of The Outlander saga! It didn‘t disappoint but was left with a cliffhanger. Now the waiting begins ⏰ #JumpStart2022

sprainedbrain Surely it won‘t be as long of a wait this time. 😬😂 10mo
Cortg @sprainedbrain Right?! 🥱 10mo
Clwojick Way to go! ❤️💖 10mo
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Cortg
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💡Ooh! I just put 2&2 together. Pulaski Hwy in Baltimore is named after Casimir Pulaski highlighted in Go Tell the Bees That I‘m Gone. Feeling proud of myself tonight 😂

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Awolfe
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Mehso-so

At this point, if you made it to book nine of the Outlander series, you know that the majority of this series is different people talking to each other with just a little action sprinkled in to keep you interested.

GTtBTIAG is the same but even more noticeable and tedious than the eight books before it.

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Amiable
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And the first #ChunksterChallenge2022 contestant has crossed the finish line! Congratulations, @Nessavamusic! Great job!

CoverToCoverGirl Congrats! 🎉🎉👏👏 @Nessavamusic 10mo
Lcsmcat Wow! You‘re fast! 10mo
slategreyskies Wow, that was super fast! Well done!! ✨ 10mo
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Megabooks Congratulations!! 10mo
IndoorDame Congratulations! That was super fast! 10mo
AmyG Great job! 10mo
BookNAround Shoot! I spose this means I should actually start mine! LOL! Huge congratulations on finishing yours! (edited) 10mo
Amiable @BookNAround There‘s still 345 days left of the year! 😀 10mo
Bookwormjillk Congratulations 🎊🎈🍾🎉 10mo
squirrelbrain Wow, so soon! Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 10mo
catiewithac Wow!!! 🤩 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm What??! Congratulations @Nessavamusic 👏💪 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm @BookNAround I suppose we should, Kristen! 😂😂 10mo
Mollyanna Woohoo! Congrats @Nessavamusic 10mo
MaureenMc 👏👏👏 10mo
Nessavamusic Thank you!! 10mo
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Nessavamusic
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Finished my first #ChunksterChallenge2022 read! 902 pages! I listened to it on audiobook, which I highly recommend for this series. This is book 9 and it is definitely not a standalone. Though a flaw of this book is summarizing too much of past books. Trimming some of that would have improved the book. I still enjoyed all the amazing characters. 4⭐️
#RoaringWolf - #Gold
#Pantone - Skydiver
#bookspinbingo 3 squares

CoverToCoverGirl Way to go! Congrats on conquering that chunkster! 🎉👏👏 10mo
Amiable Super job! How many hours is that on audio? 10mo
Nessavamusic @amiable 49.5, but I listened at 1.5 speed so it was 30something 10mo
Megabooks 🎉🎉🎉 10mo
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Blueberry
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1. Still reading Go Tell the Bees That I am Gone.
2. 60's 😃
3. I wear my Comfy.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain
@NataliePatalie

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Nessavamusic
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My #WeekendReading

🎧listening to tagged, I‘m half way through this chunkster!
📖Also halfway through the newest Kristen Ashley - The Girl in the Mist - which is good but not great but I want to see how it ends
📖Just started A History of Wild Places for my RL book club.

Andrew65 Have a good weekend of reading. 11mo
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5280reader
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Daughter goes back to Wellesley College on Friday so priority 1 is spending time with her. And then taking down the tagged chunkster for #doublespin. Might try to start Love at First if I‘m really ambitious. #JoyousJanuary #readathon

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 11mo
Andrew65 These are always Chunksters, good luck. 11mo
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Librarybelle
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I love listening to these books, narrated by Davina Porter! Of course, I have hard copies too!

In this 49 hour epic, Gabaldon picks up where Written In My Own Heart‘s Blood left off. As with each of these in the series, there are long winded passages and sometimes things I cannot quite see why Gabaldon added. And yet, I‘m drawn to the story and am preparing myself for the rumored finale of the series with book 10.

CoverToCoverGirl The rumours are true. My Mom and I saw her in person at the Frye Festival about 4 years ago. She spent two weeks in the Maritime Provinces doing research for book ten. It will be amazing that the finale will take place, in the place I call home. Can‘t wait! (edited) 11mo
StayCurious I wonder if she will start something new afterwards - I mean she‘s mostly stuck with these characters - how strange must it be to think about leaving them 11mo
Librarybelle @CoverToCoverGirl @StayCurious Her publisher had a virtual launch party for Bees, and she kind of confirmed the rumors, but was also slightly cagey about it. She writes every book as if it were the last, and while 10 is slated to be the last, she never outright said yes, it would be the last. But, she plans to do more Lord John books and other characters from the series AND (if I remember correctly), Jamie‘s parents‘ story. 11mo
mandarchy If I could ask her a question, it would be, did she see the characters in the 10th book and where they'd end up when she started the first book? 11mo
Librarybelle @mandarchy That‘s a good question! 11mo
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Jhullie
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As always, Diana Gabaldon has left me wanting more. I was genuinely surprised when it said “The End” despite the length of the book. Jamie and Clare‘s adventures in America continue to keep the reader enthralled, both with their own story and the history intertwined with their lives. At times it lagged a little, getting bogged down with military maneuvers, and there are so many characters to keep track of it was a bit disjointed in places.

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Emma_PK
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Just finished! Phenomenal as usual. Can't believe I have to wait again until she writes the next one!

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deliasson
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This book was amazing! I love reading Diana Gabaldon's books and this one didn't disappoint! I even cried at one point and that takes a lot.

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Cortg
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I do believe the ebook will be easier to read than the physical arm weight. Kindle for the win! 💪🏼

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TrishB
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Finally finished 😁 I say that and it‘s only been 3 days!! I really enjoyed it, the detail, the interwoven stories and the character development.
Using for #makeyourownprompt #quarantineread #booked2022

Suzze My bestie read it right away too! Loved it. Now another long, long wait. 11mo
TrishB @Suzze I just forget about them in between books - you can see why each takes so long as they are so detailed! 11mo
squirrelbrain Good job you had such a fab book to get engrossed in! 11mo
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Cinfhen Well done 👍🏻 gorgeous cover 💕 11mo
Cinfhen Hi @Suzze !!!! Happy New Year 11mo
Suzze @Cinfhen Hi! I‘m finally back into reading at a good pace! 11mo
julesG You read that doorstopper in three days?! Wow! 11mo
TrishB @julesG I may have had nothing else to do 😁 11mo
Cinfhen Im glad your‘e well and back to reading @Suzze missed seeing you xx (edited) 11mo
Suzze @Cinfhen 💖💖 11mo
Cathythoughts Nice work 👏👏👏 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage So glad you enjoyed it!! 11mo
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TrishB
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Nearly there- just 200 pages to go 😁
Thanks for everyone‘s kind comments on my quarantine post. Day 2 nearly done!!

Butterfinger I've been thinking of you. 11mo
Itchyfeetreader I hope you still keep feeling ok. Rest up 11mo
LeahBergen You‘re flying through this one! And I have that same bookmark (from a very lovely Litsy friend 😉). 11mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Oh no, I just saw your previous post. Speedy recovery Trish! ❤️ 11mo
Megabooks I‘m sorry I missed commenting on that post. I hope you have an uneventful quarantine and no worsening of symptoms. Covid just sucks. 💜💜 11mo
BarbaraBB I missed your last post too. I hope you‘ll feel better soon 💚 11mo
BarbaraBB And a question: did you have your booster already? 11mo
TrishB @Butterfinger thank you 😘 that‘s really lovely to know. 11mo
TrishB @Itchyfeetreader thank you 😘 11mo
TrishB @LeahBergen my concentration isn‘t great but obviously I have a lot of time on my hands 😁 I miss the British Library shop ☹️ 11mo
TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm thanks Jessie 😘 11mo
TrishB @Megabooks thanks Meg. It does indeed suck! ❤️ 11mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB yes, I‘ve had them all! I‘ve been out twice in the last week. Once to dinner at friends where we all had our partners and grown up kids. 13 of us, no one else has it. And once to shops with hubby and daughter 🤷‍♀️ I haven‘t a clue where I got it and no one else did!! 11mo
BarbaraBB That is so depressing, that with all vaccinations. And how strange you got it and no one else did!! How are you feeling? 11mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB I‘m grateful the vaccinations have probably stopped it being a lot worse. Feeling ok. The headaches have been the worst. 11mo
BarbaraBB Well I join you in quarantaine. My son just tested positive. I didn‘t but have to stay at home now 😵‍💫 11mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB oh no!! Slightly different rules here- only have to quarantine if test positive , but close contacts have to test every day for 7 days. I‘ll keep my fingers crossed for you and I hope your son is ok, not ill? I‘m trying hard to stay positive. (That‘s positive mind set….) 11mo
BarbaraBB My son is okay. People who have been close to him for a longer period of time should quarantaine for 5 days. And rest daily. Man o man. Not quite the start of 22 that we hoped for. Take care Trish, try to look at the bright side 🥴 11mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB you too 😘 another dip in the covid roller coaster! 11mo
arlenefinnigan Drink plenty of water and sleep as much as you need to. Audiobooks are ideal when you're too tired to hold a print book or Kindle 😉 11mo
TrishB @arlenefinnigan trying to do the water thing definitely ❤️ 11mo
CarolynM Oh, what bad luck! Sorry you've copped it but glad you don't seem too bad. Hope it stays that way.💕 I've got my booster on Tuesday - so hoping not to come into contact with it before then. 11mo
TrishB @CarolynM thanks 😘 most of the physical bits are over now I think. Be glad to get out of my bedroom! 11mo
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Getting the indoor Christmas decorations put away, then hoping for some reading time. We‘re getting hammered with our first snow of the year. Yesterday I took a walk in mid-60‘s temps!

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#weeklyforecast
These are the books that have made it into quarantine with me after testing positive this morning!! Also, my kindle.
I did say I wanted some me time! Be careful what you wish for. Mild symptoms at the moment. I may need some retail therapy.

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Hope it stays mild for you and that you feel better soon! ❤️ 11mo
Soubhiville Oh no! Take care of yourself. I hope you feel better quickly. 11mo
KellyK Yikes… hopefully it will be a case with mild symptoms and you‘ll have quality reading time. 11mo
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ShyBookOwl Oh no! Glad the symptoms are mild. I hope you get some good reading in! 11mo
Librarybelle Hope you feel better quickly! 11mo
TNbookworm Hope you have a speedy recovery! 11mo
kspenmoll I hope your symptoms stay mild & you recover quickly. Glad you have some good books- let us know how the Rosenberg book@is- I want to read it one day…! 11mo
mabell Take care and enjoy your me time! (Hopefully you keep feeling ok!) 11mo
eeclayton Feel better soon! 11mo
slategreyskies Hope you feel better soon!! 💕 11mo
charl08 Hope you feel better soon (and retail therapy sounds perfect). 11mo
batsy Take care ❤️ 11mo
Cinfhen Good choices!!! Sending much love and lots of good wishes for a speedy recovery ❤️‍🩹 11mo
AmyG Feel better soon. Hoping your symptoms remain mild. 11mo
squirrelbrain The Amphlett makes for grim reading…I‘m sure you‘ll love it! 🤣 Get well soon…. 11mo
MicheleinPhilly Oh no! Retail therapy is definitely in order. Get well soon! 😘 11mo
TiminCalifornia Here‘s to your quick recovery! 11mo
Lauram I hope you have a speedy recovery! 11mo
Jas16 Oh no! Wishing you a speedy recovery! 11mo
Cathythoughts Oh Trish ! I hope you get a very mild dose .... thinking of you X 11mo
vivastory I think that you definitely deserve retail therapy! I hope that you have a quick recovery & your symptoms remain mild! 11mo
youneverarrived Oh no! Hopefully your symptoms stay mild and you feel better real soon 🖤 11mo
Caroline2 Hang in there Trish! I hope you feel better soon!! 11mo
Simona Feel better soon 🤞 11mo
ravenlee Oh no! I wish you a speedy recovery and lots of reading in the meantime. 11mo
Billypar Hope you feel better soon: I'm sure good books & retail therapy will help! 11mo
Ruthiella Oh no! Hope your symptoms remain mild and that you recover quickly! ❤️🤒 11mo
LeahBergen Oh no! A speedy recovery to you! 😘😘 11mo
MaureenMc Oh no! Hoping for a quick recovery for you! 💗 11mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Ugh. I hope it remains mild and your recovery is speedy. 11mo
Reggie Where are all the Salem‘s Lots of the world when you need them? 😜Hope you stay mild TrishB. 11mo
Amiable 🤞🏼🤞🏼 11mo
Suet624 Oh crap. I hope your symptoms stay mild. 11mo
Mitch Wishing you well ♥️♥️♥️ 11mo
Centique Oh sorry to hear this Trish. Hope you are on the up and up now 🤞🤞 My neice in Melbourne has it at the moment too. Just hoping we all get only a mild dose thanks to our vaccines xxx 11mo
TrishB @Centique I‘m doing ok thank you 👍🏻 just be glad when quarantine over. Hope your niece doing ok. ♥️ 11mo
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It was nice to catch up with Claire and Jamie again 💕