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Ruthiella
Post Captain | Patrick O'Brian
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The 2nd Aubrey–Maturin book did not disappoint. The battles are weirdly thrilling even though I don‘t know my main sail from my mizzenmast. Jack and Stephen‘s friendship nearly comes to an end over a woman and Jack‘s luck seems to be at an all time low hounded for debt on land and in an impossible ship on sea. The restart of the Napoleonic wars will either make or break him.

Read for #Booked2022 Nautical Novel @ #RoaringWolf category “Flag”.

Cinfhen Fabulous review and fantastic graphics 💕 1w
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Thanks! ☺️ 1w
LeahBergen I feel the same way about the battles in these books. 😆 1w
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Ruthiella @LeahBergen Glad to know I‘m not alone! 😂 1w
Roary47 Great job! 😊💛 1w
Ruthiella @Roary47 Thank you! 😊 1w
batsy "my main sail from my mizzenmast"—I'm with you there ? Nice review! I follow some bookish people on twitter who always talk about this series fondly & it makes me want to give it a try. 1w
Ruthiella @batsy The draw for me is the two main characters. The are so well drawn, I feel as if I really know them. 1w
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CrowCAH
Mutiny on the Bounty | Charles Nordoff, James Norman Hall
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#BookMoods #BeenOnShelf4Ever #Nautical #TallShip

The tagged book based off of replica ship, shown, has been on my TBRrrrr for a very long time!!!!

I can‘t wait to see the tall ships this summer!

Eggs 💦🛥 💙 2w
Teresereading We went to the Bligh Museum on the weekend, focus on his connection with Bruny Island, but some info on the Mutiny 2w
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CrowCAH @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ☺️ I keep waiting for the smartphones to come out with a tall ship emoji! 2w
CrowCAH @Eggs yup, a watery nautical mood! 2w
CrowCAH @Teresereading that‘s is sooo awesome! Sounds like a place I‘ll need to visit! 2w
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Andrew65
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I felt the audiobook brought this book to life. Quite the adventure and quite a big book. A good book but so far this isn‘t my favourite sea adventure series.

Bookwomble I was fully prepared to love this series, did enjoy the first book, but gave up on this one after too many pages of fox hunting toffs and no maritime action. I'm sure it would've improved if I'd stuck with it, but I couldn't be bothered. 3w
Ruthiella @Bookwomble I just finished it. I agree, the story is better when they‘re on the sea. If you‘re ever inclined to pick it back up, there is a particularly fantastic battle much later when Jack‘s prowess really shines. (edited) 1w
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Andrew65
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Starting on book 2 in the Aubrey / Maturin Series. Hear such great things but wasn‘t overly enamoured by book 1. Perhaps the series takes some time to grow on you.

Ruthiella I‘m about to start this one too! For me, audio is the way to go. It allows me to accept all the sailing terms that I don‘t understand! In print, I find the jargon confusing. (edited) 3w
Andrew65 @Ruthiella I agree with this. 3w
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Kdgordon88
The Exiles: A Novel | Christina Baker Kline
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A day late for #BookReport & #WeeklyForecast

The Exiles 4 🌟 #DoubleSpin #Booked2022 #Nautical
the tremor of forgery #AuthorAMonth. 2.5 🌟 Unlikeable people without a plot.I finished it but not sure why.

DNF: Not in the right headspace for the abusive mom. I might pick it up again someday.

Liking my current reads and have no idea what‘s next.

Cinfhen Yay!!! So happy you enjoyed your #NauticalNovel 1mo
Cinfhen I guess we both ditched 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1mo
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suffisaunce
Twilight for the Gods | Ernest K. Gann
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I just loved this--great classic potboiler with about half maritime stuff and half shipboard drama. Lovely writing. I'll be seeking out more Gann. (On a side note, if you like movies that stay true to the book, the author adapted a 1958 star vehicle manqué with Rock Hudson and Cyd Charisse. Cyd's acting in particular gets a bad rap, but her character and the movie in general I found impressively faithful to the novel's premise).