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To the Bright Edge of the World
To the Bright Edge of the World | Eowyn Ivey
Set again in the Alaskan landscape that she bought to stunningly vivid life in THE SNOW CHILD, Eowyn Ivey's new novel is a breathtaking story of discovery and adventure, set at the end of the nineteenth century, and of a marriage tested by a closely held secret.Colonel Allen Forrester receives the commission of a lifetime when he is charged to navigate Alaska's hitherto impassable Wolverine River, with only a small group of men. The Wolverine is the key to opening up Alaska and its huge reserves of gold to the outside world, but previous attempts have ended in tragedy.For Forrester, the decision to accept this mission is even more difficult, as he is only recently married to Sophie, the wife he had perhaps never expected to find. Sophie is pregnant with their first child, and does not relish the prospect of a year in a military barracks while her husband embarks upon the journey of a lifetime. She has genuine cause to worry about her pregnancy, and it is with deep uncertainty about what their future holds that she and her husband part. A story shot through with a darker but potent strand of the magic that illuminated THE SNOW CHILD, and with the sweep and insight that characterised Rose Tremain's The Colour, this new novel from Pulitzer Prize finalist Eowyn Ivey singles her out as a major literary talent.
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What a gorgeous, enchanting, extraordinary, heartbreaking, joyous book! Col. and Mrs Forrester‘s diaries and other ephemera tell the story of his travels through Alaska territory in 1885, and her life while she awaited his return. A 19th century travelogue of sorts, and an equally enchanting story of the descendant who inherited the Forrester diaries and artifacts. If only they had really lived, I‘d fly to see the museum of their collections! 5⭐️

Cinfhen Beautiful review and such a stunning book 3w
Texreader @Cinfhen Thank you! 3w
Crazeedi Sounds like an awesome read!! 3w
Texreader @Crazeedi It was fantastic. So glad I read it. A very quick read for me probably because it was so good. Loved it. 2w
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Book coincidence! This from the tagged book, while the mc in How to Stop Time talked about playing Greensleeves on his lute, and its inappropriate subject matter. I had to google it to understand the alleged vulgarity. And my innocence is shot: I always thought it a sweet lovely song and especially the Christmas song to the same tune. Now I cannot hear it without thinking why someone‘s sleeves might be green. 😊

GingerAntics Wait, what?! *runs to google* 3w
Texreader @GingerAntics I can always count on you to be awake at 2 am and on Litsy! 3w
GingerAntics I‘ve got nothing. What I read said it might be about a prostitute, but the lyrics negate that idea. It‘s probably to do with green in heraldry, which symbolised truth and fidelity. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3w
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GingerAntics I just finished Snowdonia 1890. If you‘ve got Amazon Prime Video, I highly recommend it. I found it looking for documentaries on Welsh history. No documentaries, but this crazy Welsh reality show was a joy. lol 3w
Texreader @GingerAntics Yes it‘s a reference to prostitutes rolling in the grass. 🤣 Whether true or not,, it‘s a hoot that too widely different books refer to it in this way. Yes I have prime. I‘ll have to check it out. 3w
GingerAntics That is interesting that you‘ve managed to land on two books, simultaneously that both reference it with the nod to the prostitution angle. Hm. I wonder if that was a Victorian addition that ignored the rest of the lyrics and just labelled her a working girl. lol 3w
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I found this map illustrated for the tagged book on the internet. It is a fictional map based on the story. I cannot wait to get the book (in addition to the ebook I‘m reading now), so I can see all of the illustrations and photos, etc other than on my small screen.

Bookwormjillk Beautiful 3w
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Texreader
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Postcard. Hope it‘s not foreshadowing

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I love the mc Sophie Forrester in the book and I would feel the same way she does, anger at how many of the officers‘ wives are treated this way by their husbands! I get angry just thinking about it. 😡

RachelO Loved this book 🦅 3w
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Excerpted from the tagged book on how to avoid miscarriage.

Could this possibly be truly from a 1743 book??

GingerAntics That sounds absolutely mad! That could actually be from a book of that period. 3w
SamAnne She creates some of the “historical” pieces and includes some real ones. Or that is my understand. Such a wonderful and inventive book! 3w
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Texreader
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This is such a cool ebook, with photos and maps and told from diaries, letters, newspaper clippings etc. I‘m loving it. I wonder if the IRL version is as stunning as I guess it to be. I think an investigatory trip to a bookstore is in order. I may have to get a real version if it‘s what I expect.

Cinfhen Yes!!! Physical book is a beauty inside and out!!! One of my favorite reads in recent years!!! 3w
Texreader @Cinfhen Well that does it! I must have a copy! Thank you!! 😘 3w
SamAnne Loved it too! 3w
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Set in 1885, Col. Allen‘s wife is thrilled to be going on the first part of her husband‘s expedition in Alaska but her fellow officer wives don‘t agree.

“Leave it to the men to throw themselves off the face of the earth. They are quite adept at it by themselves.”

Sorry guys but this was hilarious. 🤣

Libby1 I loved this book. 3w
CoffeeCatsBooks 😂😂 3w
GingerAntics This is a fair point. Let the men destroy themselves. Us women will keep civilisation going just fine on our own. lol (edited) 3w
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This is the next ebook I‘ve chosen to read having had some breathing room since finishing Still Alice. It‘s long been on my tbr list and looks amazing.

Megabooks It so good! 3w
Redwritinghood Loved this one! 3w
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Cinfhen
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Eowyn Ivey really knows how to capture a #WinterTheme with her evocative and atmospheric novels ❄️☃️❄️☃️ I absolutely loved the tagged book!!! A story of love and isolation set in the Alaskan wilderness. #NamasteNovember

merelybookish I also loved the tag book! Historical fiction at its best, imo! 1mo
LeeRHarry I loved the Snow Child but haven‘t read this one yet 😊 1mo
TrishB Loved this too 👍🏻 1mo
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Eggs Well done❄️💗❄️ 1mo
JenReadsAlot Loved these books! 1mo
Nute Lovely post! I enjoy Eowyn Ivey‘s writing. It is lush and atmospheric! 1mo
Cinfhen Lush is the perfect word @Nute I wasn‘t too crazy about The Snow Child but she did manage to convey that sense of enchantment and dread beautifully @JenReadsAlot @eggs @LeeRHarry @merelybookish @TrishB 1mo
jillrhudy Need to try this one; loved 1mo
Cinfhen I thought tagged book was excellent @jillrhudy but read the physical book. There are visuals included in book that you‘ll miss on audio. 1mo
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Well this is a no-brainer. I‘m buying this one!

Redwritinghood One of my favorite books! 2mo
quietjenn It's excellent! 2mo
Texreader @Redwritinghood @quietjenn So good to hear it! I‘m very excited about this one. Thanks! 2mo
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Macnjen
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Lovely read about a couple and an Alaskan expedition. The expedition is based on true events and it's written in partially epistolary form, which I love. Great imagery and lovely writing; I recommend this read.

Megabooks Agreed! 5mo
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Macnjen
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Current read; I like it so far! Exploring Alaska will be fun!

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Excellent book!
Alaska, late 1800s, correspondence/diary entries between Col Allen Forrester, on expedition in Alaska, and his pregnant wife, Sophie, who‘s back at the Vancouver barracks.
I listened to the audio, which is very well done, but be sure to look at the book as well as it has illustrations and photographs. ❤️❤️❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Your sunflower 🌻💗 mine are being slooowww!!! 6mo
TrishB Enjoyed this one too 👍🏻 6mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s taken a while, but they finally made it! The one in the photo is around 7‘ tall, I think 😯 6mo
Suet624 I really liked this one too. 6mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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#audioknitting !!
Trying to get this scarf done for my daughter before she leaves for Alaska.
And this audiobook is perfect!

RealLifeReading Pretty scarf! 6mo
saresmoore Perfect pairing! 6mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @RealLifeReading Thanks! I love the color! 6mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @saresmoore Yes! Quite atmospheric for my Alaska scarf - Puts me in the perfect mood 👍 6mo
LeahBergen I love that colour! 6mo
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jlondon1963
Pickpick

Historical adventure set in 1885 Alaska and present day with an old timer passing along a trunk of goods and a diary passed down through the family. He sends the diary to a tiny museum in Alaska hoping to find a home for it and the other items. He and the museum curator a native of the area correspond as they read their way through the wilds of Alaska that were set down in the diary.

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TrishB
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Finished early hours this morning as I couldn‘t get to sleep!! Great read, enjoyed the history, place and characters 👍🏻 lovely read.
Work now, on no sleep 😔

RadicalReader Beautiful book cover don‘t think I‘d ever open the book just because of how pretty the cover is 8mo
BarbaraBB Great review. I really want to read this one too after unexpectedly loving 8mo
Cathythoughts Sounds interesting 👍🏻♥️must take a closer look at this one 8mo
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Libby1 This was one of the best books I read last year. It‘s gorgeous. 8mo
TrishB @RadicalReader it is lovely ❤️ 8mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB I have that one too, will give it a go sometime! 8mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts I really enjoyed it 👍🏻 8mo
TrishB @Libby1 it‘s a lovely read ❤️ 8mo
mdhughes72 Picked this up at the Anchorage airport and it was such a great read. I‘d never heard of the author but now she‘s on my list of authors to watch. 8mo
TrishB @mdhughes72 that‘s a fitting place to pick it up! 👍🏻 8mo
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Currently reading thanks to @Cinfhen I would have finished today but my son just surprised me with a visit for a couple of days, so it‘s catch up time ❤️💜
The book is great!

Kalalalatja I really enjoyed this one! 8mo
Kalalalatja And have fun with your son 😊 8mo
JennyM Have fun with your son - surprise visits are the best xx 8mo
Cathythoughts What a lovely surprise 👍🏻♥️book sounds good 8mo
Cinfhen Such a great surprise!!! Enjoy time with your son and glad to hear you‘re enjoying this book. I really loved it when I read it. 8mo
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Foragingfantasy
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1. We are going to Dublin, TX for their annual celebration and parade! Planning to go tour an artisanal cheese factory, and Dublin Bottle Works.
2. I‘m gonna be cliche and say how lucky I am to be married to my best friend.
3. I really enjoyed the tagged book!
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5. 🍀 ☘️ 🍀 ☘️
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Christy2318 A visit to Dublin is on my Texas bucket list. Sounds like fun. 9mo
Foragingfantasy @Christy2318 we live about an hour away from Dublin. 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage 💚☘️👊🏻💚☘️👊🏻 9mo
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Foragingfantasy
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Y‘all. I loved, loved, loved it! Such a neat way to tell the story. I wanted to know more, I was engaged and now I really want to visit Alaska. ❤️

HKGirl I haven't read this one yet, but I loved The Snow Child! 9mo
irre I liked it a lot too. I need to read The Snow Child 9mo
Hooked_on_books I really liked this one, too, much more than I liked the Snow Child (which I didn‘t, really). 9mo
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Foragingfantasy @Hooked_on_books they are such different books. I enjoyed them both. I think both were appropriate for the time of life I read them in. I love it when that happens. 9mo
Foragingfantasy @HKGirl I loved It too! Very different stories. 9mo
Foragingfantasy @irre yes! Do read it. 9mo
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Cinfhen
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#MarchIntoThe70s I love epistolary novels because they tend to feel very intimate and personal. This book uses letters, photographs & diary entries to chronicle the years that separate newlyweds Lt. Allen Forrester & his younger bride Sophie. There is a true sense of #WishYouWereHere as you turn the pages of this lush evocative story. Beautiful and illuminating. Loved it❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️

Lizpixie Great start to the month lovely!❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
TrishB I have this on the pile as you obviously love it ❤️ 9mo
JennyM That sounds a great read #stacked #anotheronebecauseofcindy 😘 9mo
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Cathythoughts Beautiful 9mo
Cinfhen I hate to rave about a book because I feel like maybe I‘ve raised your expectations too high BUT you guys @Lizpixie @TrishB @JennyM @Cathythoughts I REALLY LOVED this book 💕💕💕💕💕 9mo
Cinfhen I also think this needs to be read and a physical copy would be better than an Ebook or audio 9mo
TrishB I have a physical copy 😁 9mo
Cathythoughts Oh I see it‘s the author of author of Snow Child too ♥️❄️❄️ 9mo
RachelO I loved this one too - and actually I‘d forgotten the Snow Child was the same author @Cathythoughts - I must get to that soon (though I think you weren‘t so fussed on that, Cindy?) 9mo
Cinfhen You‘re right @RachelO I was not a fan of Snow Child ~ so glad I read this book first or else I might have skipped it. 9mo
Redwritinghood Wonderful book! 💕💕 9mo
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quietjenn
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So cold out. Best to stay inside to read about it, not feel it. Plus, toast!

KathyWheeler I love the title of this book. 11mo
Thousand-Lives Yum! 11mo
DivineDiana Fellow toast fan! 🙂 10mo
quietjenn @DivineDiana it's so yummy! 10mo
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Does she understand we are to go over the mountains? We will travel quick & light, I said, so it will be no easy journey. —I‘ll #hazard she knows better than us what we‘re getting into, Tillman said. #QuotsyJan19

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Felso
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The current read.

Cinfhen Loved this one!! 11mo
Redwritinghood So good! One of my favorite reads from 2017. 11mo
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melissajayne
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Book haul #3. The last of the books I ordered over Christmas.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I thought To the Bright Edge was wonderful! 11mo
BookishTrish These all look good! I may have read The Window Opens one? 11mo
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LMJenkins
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Merry Christmas, Littens! Show me your Christmas book hauls!

Slajaunie I did not get any books. 11mo
gradcat Sorry @Slajaunie ! 11mo
LMJenkins @Slajaunie 😥 Boo! I hope your day was lovely anyway. 11mo
Slajaunie I hope you enjoy your new books! 📚 11mo
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Brie
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I thought this wintry season was the perfect time to read this historical fiction based on a real expedition into Alaska in the late 19th century. I loved the epistolary format—letters, diary entries, etc. The relationship between Lieutenant Colonel Forrester and Sophie is sweet and moving even through hardship. There is some commentary on the treatment of the Alaska natives and I loved how Ivey incorporated some of their folklore into the story.

merelybookish I really enjoyed this too. There was a lot going on but she made it work! 12mo
Amiable I just started this book yesterday. 12mo
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LMJenkins
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I received these two books in the mail today in a plain Amazon package. I thought it was something that I had ordered, and there was no information about who sent these. I‘m guessing it might be #SantaThing? I had never heard of the tag book before, and it looks great. #librarything

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#WinterWonderland #FreezeFrame Loved this book, set in the wilderness of Alaska when it was still uncharted territory. Told through letters, journals, photos and other mixed media is the romance between Colonel Allen Forrester & his new bride,Sophie who is pregnant and unable to journey with her husband. Sophie is interested in photography and it‘s her main focus while her husband is away. This book is based on real people. Really fascinating.

Cinfhen Also MAJOR 👂🏼🐛🎶 12mo
Ruthiella I‘ve heard so many good things about this title! I enjoyed her debut. 😀 12mo
merelybookish Loved this book too. But I always forget the title. 12mo
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Doughtah This sounds like such a cool way to develop a story!! 12mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful picture 12mo
TrishB Stacked, lovely summary! 12mo
Cinfhen It was @Doughtah which is way I highly suggest reading a physical copy and not audio or even Ebook!! My book had color photos and black & white...it was super cool (edited) 12mo
Cinfhen Definitely give it a try @TrishB @Ruthiella I loaned my copy and I‘m sooooo upset that my “friend” is insisting she never borrowed it!!!! I know I gave it to her!!!!!! 12mo
JennyM Sounds lovely! 12mo
Cinfhen Yes @JennyM lovely is the perfect word choice 💕💕 12mo
TrishB Aghhh.....friends and lost books 😔 12mo
RachelO ❄️ Loved this! Can‘t wait to get to her others 12mo
Doughtah @Cinfhen !! Aww man! Def gotta get the physical copy then. I really like these kinda styles - House of Leaves and S. do similar things and ♥️♥️ it makes the reading extra fun 12mo
Cinfhen I actually did not like her first book @RachelO which I read AFTER this one. So I‘ll be curious to hear what you think. I think had I read Snow Child first, I may have skipped this book which would‘ve been a shame. 12mo
Redwritinghood I loved this one too. ❤️❤️ 12mo
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Billypar
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#NoFemmeber "We could change the whole story of love./Same old play I'm getting tired of." You don't see many good examples of #unconditionallove in fiction, and maybe Esperanza Spalding is right that a narrative change is needed. The tagged book is a good example: Alaskan explorer Col. Allen Forrester and his wife Sofie exchange letters that convey a deep respect for each other, depicting their love with more depth than a focus on passion alone.

Reviewsbylola I‘ve had this on my TBR for awhile. ❤️ 13mo
mdhughes72 One of my top picks last year. 13mo
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erzascarletbookgasm This is on my TBR. 13mo
Cinfhen I loved this book @Reviewsbylola @erzascarletbookgasm It‘s really good 13mo
Cinfhen Great pick 👍🏻 13mo
JSW Beautiful book. Also I love Esperanza!! 😍 13mo
LeahBergen I just picked this one up over the weekend at a library sale. 👍🏻 13mo
Billypar @LeahBergen Hope you enjoy! It's a fun adventure in a setting that is both gorgeous and terrifying ❄️🗻🗻❄️ 13mo
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mhillis
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WhatDeeReads What a cover! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ☺️ 1y
vkois88 😍😍😍😍 and it sounds good! 1y
zezeki That cover 😍😍 1y
Tamra I didn‘t care for the Snow Child, but this one was quite good! 1y
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Kaylamburson
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I love group chats with my friends. Leads me to find so many more books that I need to read! We were talking about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society book and movie, and then that got us talking about Epistolary novels and our mutual hatred of Hey Ladies! and a strong recommendation for the tagged book!

TheBookAddict Sleeping Giants is another good one! 1y
Kaylamburson Ohh thanks, @thebookaddict!! I‘ll check it out! 1y
TheBookAddict You‘re welcome. 🙂 1y
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Kaylamburson I see it has sequels. Can you read the first one and have a full story, or do you need to read the others, too? @TheBookAddict 1y
TheBookAddict @Kaylamburson you could just read the first one and be done, but the ending makes it known that there‘s more to the story. 1y
Kaylamburson Okay cool! I am not a fan of cliffhanger endings, but I like to be able to read more if I choose to and not feel like I have to. @thebookaddict 1y
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shaynarae
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ I had high expectations for this book, and unfortunately it didn‘t live up to them. While I did appreciate some nuggets in the story, overall I found the writing to be stilted and I didn‘t really care about any of the characters. Even the expedition/adventure aspect felt anticlimactic.

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shaynarae
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“... but I‘m sending them anyways.” As a museum professional: THIS IS NEVER OK!! Unsolicited gifts make things incredible difficult for us. I was so excited about this book until I read this opening passage, and now I‘m totally turned off. Trying to get past it and give the book a chance...

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The mix of history, science and magic in this book is just amazing. I loved it! And it made me miss Alaska - I had to go back and look at the pictures from my trip a few years ago 😀

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I loved this one too! 1y
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Matchkim
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Pickpick

This book is so enchanting. LOVED!

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Tamra
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Pickpick

Recommend the audio for this one - the 3 narrative voices brought the characters to life.

Cathythoughts Sounds good & hi 🙋🏻‍♀️ @Tamra .. I keep missing you these days ... hope all is well 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Tamra 👋🏾👋🏾 Work, camping vacation, house hunting has kept me busy!! I‘m afraid it isn‘t going to slow down either. Teaching, taking a class, & moving on the docket this summer. How is life treating you these days? I hope you are enjoying life & books. 😊 (edited) 2y
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Jillsandypants
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This is a sweet story set in the late 1800‘s as an Army colonel leads an expedition through uncharted territory in Alaska, reluctantly leaving his new wife behind. It is told through journal entries and letters with intermittently dispersed pictures (I felt like a giddy kid reading a picture book whenever I saw one😊) It also has a touch of a supernatural element to it in the vein of Native American folklore. I‘m glad I read this.

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ReadingEnvy
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Vinny, Jeff, Nadine, AmyB, and Carol Ann join Jenny at the table in the corner of the Reading Envy pub to discuss our latest readalong: To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey.
https://tinyurl.com/ReadingEnvy118
@Billypar @BestDogDad @nadine @Bookchipmunk

saresmoore I hope some of those cute pups were able to join, too! 2y
ReadingEnvy @saresmoore we did have some pet noise, funny you should mention it... I meant to put a meow at the end but accidentally deleted it 2y
BestDogDad @saresmoore Brittney (the one pictured in the snow) was across the street playing in the snow with her boyfriend so it was quiet on my end! 2y
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saresmoore @BestDogDad I hope the boyfriend is a good boy! Brittney is beautiful. 😍 2y
EllieDottie I loved the show!!! 2y
Bookchipmunk Great job editing! Thank you again for hosting and I promise I will get a better microphone if you invite me again 🤓 2y
ReadingEnvy @Bookchipmunk you were fine! I‘m a huge fan of "good enough" so more people can participate. 2y
Bookchipmunk 😊 2y
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thebluestocking
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📚 42
📚 My Goodreads goal is 60, but it looks like I‘ll exceed that easily this year.
📚 To the Bright Edge of the World is probably my favorite book of the year so far.
📚 Right now, I‘m most looking forward to the release of Florida, by Lauren Geoff.
#2018checkin

Jenny My goal was 75 and I‘m at 36 so I might actually reach it if I can keep this up! 2y
thebluestocking @Jenny That‘s awesome! It‘s so nice to NOT be in a slump! 2y
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DeborahSmall
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#bookmail bought this second hand from amazon for just over Qd and it was signed ❤️?

LeahBergen Ooo, nice! 😍 2y
irre It‘s a great book. Slow but beautiful. 2y
minkyb Well done! 2y
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ReadingEnvy
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Fun #readingenvyreadalong discussion today, and the episode will post in about a month in case you missed it.

@BestDogDad @Billypar @Bookchipmunk
@Booksndogs (is this you N?)

BestDogDad Thanks again, Jenny. That was fun. 2y
ReadingEnvy @BestDogDad thanks for being involved! 2y
Billypar Great discussion - a very nice and thought-provoking cap to a fun readalong: thanks for leading it! 2y
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Bookchipmunk It was fun to meet everyone! Thank you Jenny for organizing! I just hope that Winnie's whining and then snoring doesn't ruin the recording 🐶 2y
ReadingEnvy @Bookchipmunk I never heard her and I was glad you could make it. I have a Winnie too. :) 2y
ReadingEnvy @Billypar thank you for coming back. I am glad we could hear you this time! 2y
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ReadingEnvy
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TODAY WE RIDE!
Hey, if you've read this book and want to discuss it, even if you read it before the #readingenvyreadalong, we will have an online chat Sunday, April 8, at 12 pm EST. https://furman.zoom.us/j/354263313

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BestDogDad
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Only three books read in March. Granted, the Banks book was a beast. Looking forward to the snow to melt so I can get patio furniture out and read outside. #Marchwrapup #dogsoflitsy

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erzascarletbookgasm
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This book, about a journey into the Alaskan wilds, has received good reviews from Littens. Look forward to read it soonish. Quick question: do I need to read The Snow Child first? Is this a sequel?
#readingresolutions #wilderness

RebelReader No, you don't need to read The Snow Child first. I haven't read this one yet,but it sounds good. I liked Snow Child, but I think this one sounds even better. 2y
JenReadsAlot Nope. But read the Snow Child at some point because it is so good!! 2y
Cinfhen Books are not part of a series and I thought this one was excellent! Loved it wayyyy more than 2y
HKGirl I haven't read this one but I loved The Snow Child! 😍 2y
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ReadingEnvy
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Hey, if you've read this book and want to discuss it, even if you read it before the #readingenvyreadalong, we will have an online chat Sunday, April 8, at 12 pm EST. https://furman.zoom.us/j/354263313

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thebluestocking
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#marchreads
My favorites this month were To the Bright Edge of the World and Just Mercy, but I enjoyed all of them.

Pamwurtzler Nice! 2y
merelybookish That Ivey book is so good. Historical fiction at its best! 2y
ohyeahthatgirl Aw Nimona! I love Noelle Stevenson! 2y
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thebluestocking @merelybookish I agree! I loved it. 2y
thebluestocking @ohyeahthatgirl I really really enjoyed Nimona! One of the best graphic novels I have read. 2y
Eggs ♥️♥️ Man Called Ove 2y
Andrew65 A great month 🙌 2y
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I feel like this has something for everyone- an adventure tale for one half of the narrative and an introspective chronicle of finding your own passion in a society that doesn't make it easy. I like the magical elements- whether or not you take it literally, it nicely contrasts the awe and grandeur of the wilderness of 1885 with modern day Alaska. Love the photographs, though the found-letter structure limited the narrative possibilities a bit.

Billypar Photos from Bella Grace magazine 2y
saresmoore I think the magical elements were my favorite parts. 2y
LeahBergen Nice review 👍🏻 2y
merelybookish It's been over a year since I read it but still remember Sophie's journey (I think that's her name) to learn photography. 2y
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