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julieclair
Lion of Ireland | Morgan Llywelyn
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An absolutely gripping historical novel about the life of Brian Boru, the first king to unite Ireland in the 10th Century. Intrigue, battles, politics, dreams, determination, Christians, pagans, druids, Vikings, romance… this book has it all! Great on audio… the kind of book that makes you lose track of time. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thanks, @Cuilin for another great #BookedInTime theme - Ancient Celtic Ireland. #ThemesMotifs&Tropes - A Quest (2 points)

Cuilin Sounds fantastic, I remember learning about the Battle of Clontarf in school. 2mo
julieclair @Cuilin I knew nothing about any of this history before reading this book. 2mo
dabbe Pick is on the spreadsheet! I'm reading this one, too! And now I can't wait based on your review! 🤩😃😍 2mo
julieclair @dabbe I hope you love it! I recommend listening on audio. The Irish accents lent authenticity, and I didn‘t have to stumble over all the Gaelic words. 2mo
dabbe @julieclair Great advice! Thanks. 💚 2mo
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julieclair
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Wow. This was a fascinating, very readable nonfiction book about Russia‘s last tsar and his family. I knew very little about the years surrounding the Russian Revolution prior to reading this book, so I really learned a lot. All the names are here - Nicholas, Alexandra, Rasputin, Lenin, “The Bolsheviks”, “The Soviets” and more. Now I have a basic understanding of the stories behind those names. ⬇️

julieclair I also now have a deep sense of sadness for the history of the Russian people. Thank you, @Cuilin , for choosing the Russian Revolution as our February theme for #BookedInTime. #ThemesMotifs&Tropes - Russian Revolution, Grand House (2 points) #TBRTarot @CBee (edited) 3mo
Cuilin #BookedInTime #RussianRevolution ✔️ 🎉I‘m glad you liked this prompt. And you just reminded me to post my own book review for this month. 3mo
julieclair @Cuilin I look forward to reading your review! 3mo
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CBee Very sad history indeed 😕 3mo
julieclair Thank, @dabbe ! That list is so helpful. 😀 3mo
sblbooks I read this a few years back when we did #yaApril. I think this is what you would call narrative nonfiction. It's so good. 3mo
julieclair @sblbooks Yes! Narrative nonfiction is exactly right! It‘s a genre I don‘t read often, but should. 3mo
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julieclair
Avelynn: A Novel | Marissa Campbell
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Great storytelling. Saxon England during the time of the Viking invasions. This book reminded me very much of the The Last Kingdom tv series, but without nearly as many graphic war scenes. Book 1 of a series. I'm looking forward to reading more!
This was my #BookedInTime selection for January - Early Medieval
#ThemesMotifs&Tropes - A Ship
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LeeRHarry Always looking for more Viking books to add to my list! 😊 3mo
Cuilin Oh this sounds fabulous. How many in the series? 3mo
julieclair @Cuilin Only two so far. The second one is Avelynn: The Edge of Faith (not in Litsy catalog). 3mo
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julieclair @LeeRHarry I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 3mo
Cuilin @julieclair I‘m just trying to decide if I want to add another series to my ever-growing series list. 🤦‍♀️ 3mo
julieclair @Cuilin Oh yeah, I totally hear you on that one! 😉📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 3mo
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repost for @Cuilin

January is Early Medieval or Dark Ages, any location
February is Russian Revolution 1917

Read a book set during era prompt = 1 point
Read a book set during era prompt that includes a #ThemesMotifs&tropes from list = 1 point

Example:
In February read a book set during Russian Revolution (1 point) that has a grand house (1 point) and a confession (1 point) would equal 3 points.

Keep your own score, we‘ll touch base quarterly.

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Cuilin
Historical Fiction | Christine Dugan
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Calculating points
Read a book set during era prompt = 1 point
Read a book set during era prompt that includes a #ThemesMotifs&tropes from list = 1 point

For example
In February read a book set during Russian Revolution (1 point) that has a grand house (1 point) and a confession (1 point) would equal 3 points.

Keep your own score, we‘ll touch base quarterly. Then at the end of the year 🎁 🏆 prizes for those with the most points.

AmyG Can you please take me off the list. I am sorry but I won‘t be participating. Thank you, though. 🙌🏻 5mo
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Cuilin @AmyG 👍 5mo
AnnR Could you please remove me from the tag list, too? Thank you. This looks fun but I think I'll be focusing on a few buddy reads next year (including Sherlock) which will keep me very busy. 5mo
Cuilin @AnnR 👍 5mo
willaful I think I'm also going to bow out... I feel overcommitted. :-( 5mo
Cuilin @willaful 👍 5mo
rubyslippersreads I‘ll stay on the list and read when I can, but keeping track of points is probably too much for me. 😏 5mo
Cuilin @rubyslippersreads I get it. There‘s an option to just read the monthly era prompts. 5mo
ChaoticMissAdventures Love this! I especially love that I get to pick my book with this challenge, I don't join a lot of these because my TBR is naturally so long. But since I always have a lot of historical fiction around this is fun for me. 5mo
Cuilin @ChaoticMissAdventures 🥰 wonderful 5mo
julieclair Love this idea! 😀 5mo
PageShifter Can you add me to the tag list? 5mo
rwmg Can I just keep to the period prompts without the other complications? 5mo
Cuilin @rwmg absolutely 💯 5mo
Cuilin @PageShifter of course 5mo
squirrelbrain Thanks for the tag but I‘m trying not to do *any* challenges next year (ha - we‘ll see how that goes!) so could you please take me off the list? 5mo
Cuilin Of course 👍 5mo
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