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DarkMina
The Dragon Republic | R. F. Kuang
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42 of 2022. #Booked2022 #setinchina ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice! I used the first book from this series for this prompt. Also looking forward to her new book, out soon. 2w
Cinfhen Well played 🥳 2w
DarkMina @Cinfhen Thanks! 2w
DarkMina @BarbaraTheBibliophage I am liking this series so I will have to check out her new one. Thanks! (edited) 2w
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jenniferw88
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TrishB We‘re going to have to know what didn‘t make it 5 stars next week! Hoping to get to this weekend. 2mo
Cortg Oooh, my daughter‘s reading this. The author graduated from the college she‘s attending 😀 2mo
BarbaraBB So many prompts 👌🏽 2mo
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jenniferw88 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage just changed the prompt for #booked2022 as I don't think I'm going to get to my China book, and this one is set in China(town)! And I'm sure I'll find another #comingoutstory! 1w
rockpools You‘ve reminded me I still need to review this one. I really enjoyed it! 1w
Cinfhen I‘ve heard great things about this one!! 1w
Cortg I‘m glad you liked it! I‘m waiting for my daughter to finish before I start it. Hopefully she finishes before she heads back to school 🙄 1w
KarenUK I love the prompt use (Chinatown!) I think I might steal that idea! 1w
squirrelbrain Great prompt choices! 1w
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tdrosebud
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Cinfhen Great match!!! I loved this book!! I learnt so much 🧡 3mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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I had higher hopes for this book, as I was very interested in the interracial adoption storyline, but I felt the story really dragged. It took me ages to read. At least it fulfilled some prompts! The parts I did love was the exploration of adoption trauma, and an example of how inhumane our immigration system is (saying more would border in spoiler territory).

#booked2022 #setinchina
#pop22 #doublelife

Cinfhen I liked it when I read it but recently @BarbaraBB read it and she had VERY similar thoughts like yours 4mo
BarbaraBB That‘s right @Cinfhen I felt it dragging along too unfortunately 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
marleed Oh I read this one a few months back. It was a slow pick for me. I erred on the side of a pic because the storyline was an immigration experience I had not considered - and I really like to learn from immigration stories. But the book itself did drag. 4mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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This epic fantasy is solidly based in real China / Japan relations during the 20th century. At the same time, the main character has meaningful development as she transforms from a rural orphan to a military neophyte. She‘s charming and smart, if also completely beyond her depth. The fantasy aspects are rooted in Chinese culture and myth. Overall a win!

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2022
#setinchina #booked2022

BarbaraTheBibliophage Decided to go alternate China for this prompt — not realizing how historically based this book is. @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft 5mo
Lexeegee Great book. I have read the first two of the series. Looking forward to the third. 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Lexeegee My plan is to dive into book two this month!! 5mo
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TrishB
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I really enjoyed this historical novel, from China in the 1930s to present day US. Learned a lot about that period too. A really good read.
#setinchina #booked2022

Cinfhen Yay!! 5mo
Cinfhen Gorgeous cover 😍 5mo
TrishB @Cinfhen the cover is lovely and the reveal about the title ♥️ 5mo
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Cathythoughts Oh good ! I just read this post and now have ordered it ….. and Flamingo too .. early morning book shopping 🛒😁 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I almost grabbed this one from #botm. But then I restrained myself. Still, I‘m sure I‘ll read or listen based on reviews like yours. 5mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts love that early morning shopping! 5mo
TrishB @BarbaraTheBibliophage hope you enjoy when you get to it👍🏻 5mo
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sprainedbrain
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This was my first book by Lisa See (apparently I live under a rock), and I‘m gutted. Beautifully written but positively heartbreaking all the way through… the story of women in 19th century China and the story of a beautiful relationship between two girls throughout their lives. The hardships that women suffered in that time and place their whole lives are horrifying and foreign, but See‘s characters are so painfully relatable as humans.

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sprainedbrain This was my #AAM #AuthorAMonth book for March @Soubhiville and also my #SetInChina book for #Booked2022. 5mo
KristiAhlers Her books are always emotional reads. I haven‘t read this one though. I‘ll have to stack it. 5mo
julieclair Great review. Spot on. 👍 5mo
Centique I loved this too and still think of it years later 💕 5mo
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BookwormAHN
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I'm really enjoying this series. In the 2nd one, China wants Temeraire to return; so him, Laurence and their crew set off to Temeraire's place of birth 🐉
#Booked2022 #SetInChina @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen 💚💚💚 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Cool! I am going with alternate China / fantasy for my pick also. 5mo
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IndoorDame
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I love Lisa See! As usual for one of her books, I learned new things about a corner of women‘s history I was previously unaware of, and I cried. #AuthorAMonth #Booked2022 #SetInChina @Soubhiville @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Soubhiville I loved this movie, but I haven‘t read the book yet. I need to! 5mo
IndoorDame @Soubhiville I‘m excited they made a movie! I‘ll have to see it now 😊 5mo
zezeki I've read this recently, loved it! 5mo
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Cinfhen I just read and loved 5mo
IndoorDame @Cinfhen that one‘s definitely in my TBR. I kind of love that she‘s written so many things I haven‘t read yet and get to look forward to. 5mo
Cinfhen It was such a fascinating story about the hill tribes but it did feel a little too long at some parts 5mo
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Cinfhen
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This book was beyond fascinating!! It‘s what @rockpools calls a #GoogleyBook 🤓SO MANY rabbit holes 🐰In the Yunnan Province of China lives the Akha People, where tradition & tribal customs rule; it‘s also a region where valuable pu‘er tea is harvested & cultivated. This story follows Li-Yan as she grows from a poor child to a successful business woman spanning many decades. At times overwrought & overwritten, I still enjoyed #AAM #SetInChina

squirrelbrain Great review! I have this on hold at the library but may not get to it this month, as I‘m going to read this one first. 5mo
rockpools I agree! Once I‘d got past the #OverwroughtAndOverwritten 🙄 (new one for you!) I enjoyed this a lot. And yes, I did Google. 5mo
Cinfhen I really enjoyed this immersive story @squirrelbrain @rockpools 5mo
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