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Vivlio_Gnosi
What If? II | James Bradley, Robert Cowley
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Adding this #Nonfiction #historical what-if book to my #TBR stack for #NFNov.
@rsteve388 @Clwojick

rsteve388 1 pt 5h
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Nitpickyabouttrains
Empire of Lies | Raymond Khoury
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An alternative history about what would have happened if the Ottoman Empire had not fallen. Cool world building.

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Bowietrek
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The Lady Astronaut series, book 2. Preparations for a trip to Mars. Well written, fascinating alternate history of a group of astronauts and their trip to Mars. Warning, detailed description of being ill in zero gravity. Be prepared. Great series so far. Looking forward to the next one.

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BarbaraJean
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#BFCR4 Week 1 check-in! This was an inauspicious start to the challenge, since I was fighting a cold. I had such low energy—I only managed 2 walks & didn‘t make it to the gym. And I counted a lot of herbal tea as water intake! I did complete the tagged book & also realized that it‘s okay to give myself credit for things I‘m already doing (i.e. the herbal tea!) instead of always trying to add on more to do. #runningonreading #bookfitnesschallenge

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great first week especially considering you're fighting a cold. I hope you're feeling better. And, yes, it's definitely okay to give yourself credit for things you're already doing. 1mo
hermyknee That‘s awesome. Listening to your body is also super important ♥️ 1mo
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Jari-chan
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Husband: Dear, I might have found a character in my game that you can relate to 😁

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Jari-chan
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My #FavouriteFallTreat are chestnuts ❤️ Love their smell and their taste. Also, rhey warm your hands and your ♥

#Fallisbooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😋😋🤨 1mo
LiljaPleasant Meh... I prefer almonds... Tried chestnuts but they don't really do it for me. ^^' 1mo
Jari-chan @LiljaPleasant "Normal" nuts have to much fat for my case so I only ever eat very few of them. Chestnuts I can use in the kitchen without problems and even eat them as a snack. 1mo
LiljaPleasant @Jari-chan ah, okay. Fair enough 🙂 1mo
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BarbaraJean
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I started this last night, and two pet peeves from the first book reared their heads rather quickly: a rocket-launch double entendre (my pet peeve) on the third page, and a martini reference (my husband‘s pet peeve) on the fourth page. 😬 I wonder if keeping a running tally of these (or playing a drinking game) might be in order? 😂

valeriegeary Drinking game... Definitely🍸 1mo
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Jari-chan
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Me: *finishes reading The Killer Angels* I wonder what would've happened if the South won the war?

Me: I wonder if there's a book about that?

Me: *is reading 15 books atm* I've just started reading that book.

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speljamr
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This is book 2 in the Under the Northern Skies trilogy. I think I loved this book even more than the first one. This is really an alternate history medieval setting rather than actual fantasy. There's no magic here, just 3 living hominid species on an alternate England fighting for supremacy. Lots of politics, culture, and war strategy.

#fantasy #alternativehistory

Cathythoughts 😳😱spiders 2mo
speljamr @Cathythoughts Not real spiders, just a metaphor in this case. 2mo
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ralexist
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In book 2 of The Lady Astronaut series Elma York, our MC, finds herself on the inaugural launch team after a last-minute switch in personnel. The book spends about half the time leading up to the launch deciding who goes and who stays, all while dealing with race relations and gender roles applicative to the 1960s. The other half is spent on the actual launch and travel to Mars. Lots of delving into character relationships. Highly recommended!