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Book #2
My Rating: 4.5/5
The extent of my knowledge about Chaucer lies mostly in his depiction in A Knight's Tale, but that didn't stop me from reading this story from the POV of his famous "Wife of Bath". This story was surprising in its development of the wife's character from young child bride, to strong, feminist woman, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Definitely worth reading.

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Cinfhen I get it!! I couldn‘t stop either 5d
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Book #2 in the series. Another fascinating book in the series. Lady Trent again gets herself into some unusual circumstances. Mr. Wilkers joins the expedition along with Lord Hilford‘s granddaughter, Natalie. This time to the heat of the tropics. If you enjoyed book 1, then you‘ll like this one too.

Ancillary Sword | Ann Leckie
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May #Roll100 @PuddleJumper


Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie
Series: Imperial Radsch #2
400 pages

Strong second book of the series. Easier to follow than book 1. Complex, intriguing, and surprising.

PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 6d
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#WondrousWednesday posted on Thursday because I was at book club last night.
1. Probably something by one of the Greeks, Oedipus Rex or Antigone.
2. I do not generally read series because it feels like too much of a time commitment. That said, I read and loved the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness.
3. See #2.
Thanks for the tag @dabbe

Andrew65 I loved the Chaos Walking Trilogy. 1w
TheLudicReader Right, @Andrew65 . I just couldn‘t leave Todd, Viola, and Manchee. 1w
Andrew65 @TheLudicReader They needed our help. 1w
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Eggs The Ness trilogy sounds good 👌🏼 1w
dabbe 🩵🩵🩵 1w
TheLudicReader Haha, @dabbe , I do not know what your comment means. 😂 1w
dabbe @TheLudicReader Aww, c'mon ... ya gotta love symbolism! 🤣🤩😍 1w
TheLudicReader I do love symbolism, @dabbe, but I still don‘t get it. I am on essay number 24 and my brain is fried. 🤣 1w
dabbe @TheLudicReader Oh, I feel for you grading essays. Answer: one heart was for each of your answers because I loved them. If you were reading my comments as a comment to the thread, no wonder you were confused! I'll reply better next time! 🤣🤣🤣 And ... I just got your letter(s) + the perfect tea. THANK YOU. 🩵🤍🩵 Now, you have to tell me exactly how you fix it. 🫖😍😘 If I was closer, I'd help you grade 'em! 🤗 #emojicrazytoday 7d
TheLudicReader @dabbe…I didn‘t get any hearts, I got three question marks in little boxes. Lol. Boil water, pour over tea bags, steep, enjoy with milk, sugar if you want. 😀 essays are done…thank gawd. (edited) 7d
dabbe @TheLudicReader No wonder! Maybe I was using colors that don't work on all computers. Can you see these? 💙💚💙 And thanks for the directions; I can't wait to try! 🤗 And, finally, YAY to those essays being done! I would have said to just give them all A's and call it a day, but I could never do that either! 🤣🤣🤣 6d
TheLudicReader I can see those hearts, @dabbe . Five more class days to go. 🤪 6d
dabbe @TheLudicReader Let the countdown begin! 🤣🤩😍 6d
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Discovery of Witches | Deborah Harkness
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One of my checklist items on my reading for 2023 is to read a series recommended by a friend. I don't generally do well with series. There's too many stories that I want to ingest for me to spend so much time on one. But I'm really glad I started this one. Book 1/3 of this series down, 2 to go and im already on the edge of my seat for #2! Then I can watch the show!!
Also Jennifer Ikeda does a phenomenal job reading this tale ❤️ 👏

The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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I mean, was it even a competition?! Best book I read in May!


TheSpineView I loved both of the books by Rothfuss. I read that we are supposed to get the 3rd book in the series this summer. However, I have heard this before. So I have to see it to believe it! 1w
DogMomIrene @TheSpineView I stopped looking for updates from Rothfuss. I just figured I‘d hear about book #3 when it was published, but now you‘ve raised my hopes. Only a little, but I would love to reread books #1 and #2 because he‘s ready to publish🤞🏼 1w
Laughterhp @DogMomIrene @TheSpineView I heard that he has a book coming out, but it‘s not the 3rd book. It‘s a story from Bast‘s perspective I believe. I heard it on TikTok, so I don‘t know if it‘s true or not. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
TheSpineView @Laughterhp I suppose we will find out soon enough! 1w
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This is probably old news to many but as I was catching up on insta,I read the above post from Amanda Gorman.Pen America is suing a FL district:

Amiable The ignorance surrounding these book bans is astounding. I don‘t even recognize this country anymore. 2w
britt_brooke These people are so DUMB. I swear. 2w
dabbe A similar article from the NYT states this is THE case to follow in the fight against banning books. All it takes these days is ONE person. This person writes “I don't need“ any professional reviews??? And the answer to Q#2 is incoherent. One of our district school board members said she had NOT read the book in question at one meeting but that she trusted whatever the board decided. #WTF If you don't read it, you don't get a say. Period. #grr 2w
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kspenmoll @Amiable i totally agree with your astonishment & the fact that this country is non recognizable- that is scary in itself. I worry about what kind of world we are leaving to our children & the high schoolers I teach. @dabbe how can you just blindly follow the Board & feel right about not reading the “ evidence” or book? This is nuts, but it does speak to how powerful books are if some parents/school boards do not want their children reading a book 2w
kspenmoll @britt_brooke Yes, yes, yes! It‘s hard to believe. Can‘t imagine your boys without books! (edited) 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Just checking to see if you received your package 📦 🩷 2w
dabbe @kspenmoll It's nuts and terrifying. Of course, the upside is that when a book is banned, that pretty much seals the deal that every kid will want to read it. If I were still teaching, I would just “slip“ a banned books list the students and just say, “🤷‍♀️ why they were banned.“ Easy for me to say when I don't have to face parents anymore. 😃 2w
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1. I‘ve been so busy that I honestly didn‘t realize it was going to be a holiday weekend! So no plans, but I might have to do something about that 🧐

2. Based on the stories I‘ve read about wishes, they seem like tricky things, so I might just wish for the genie‘s freedom & go back to reading. 😉😁

Thanks for the tag @Eggs 💜

TheSpineView Your answer to #2 is perfect! Thanks for playing 2w
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

1. Memorial Day parade Saturday and cookout with friends one of the other days.
2. If fiction has taught me anything it's that grandiose wishes always come with curses, so - like Homer Simpson - I would probably stick to modest requests, like a really good turkey sandwich.

Tag @RaeLovesToRead @Ast_Arslan @CBee @dabbe @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @fredamans @eeclayton @IuliaC

CBee Your #2 is everything 😂😂😂 2w
Ast_Arslan Thanks for the tag ❣️ 2w
TheSpineView So true on #2! Thanks for playing! 2w
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dabbe #2: or donuts! 🤣🤣🤣 Thanks for the tag! 😍🤗🤩 2w
RaeLovesToRead A turkey sandwich?!?!?!!!!! 2w
The_Penniless_Author @RaeLovesToRead It's from The Simpsons, Rae 🙄 2w
ImperfectCJ Based on Homer's experience, and my dislike of dry turkey, I might just pass on the whole wishes thing myself. (Very much appreciate a Simpsons reference. It's been a long time since I've heard one from anyone but my husband and myself...we make them almost daily. And our kids make them now without knowing the references are from the show.) 2w
eeclayton Thanks for the tag 🙂 2w
The_Penniless_Author @ImperfectCJ Yes, it's important to note that the turkey was a little dry 🤣 My daughter loves the Simpsons (the first 10 to 12 seasons anyway), which is lucky for me, since I make at least a couple Simpsons references per day. 😂 2w
ImperfectCJ @The_Penniless_Author Yes, at my house we are very particular (perhaps even snobbish) about only watching the first 10-ish seasons. :-) 2w
The_Penniless_Author @ImperfectCJ I think that's just called "good taste". We Gen X'ers are snobbish about all the right things. ? 2w
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