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RamsFan1963
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Pickpick

FINALLY!! I finished this 827 page chunkster that I've been plowing through for over a year. It's a deep dive into history, and the possible alternate histories that could have happened if events had gone a different way. Fans of alternate history fiction would find this very interesting, although very academic at times. 4 💥💥💥💥

PuddleJumper Wow! Well done! That's quite a hefty book 1mo
DieAReader Great job on the #chunkster🥳🎉🥳 1mo
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ozma.of.oz Sounds super interesting! 1mo
TheSpineView Great job! 1mo
Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏🙌 1mo
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rwmg
The Years of Rice and Salt | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Bailedbailed

How would history have turned out differently if the Black Death had wiped out 99% of the population of Europe rather than a third?

I can recognise that this is something of a tour de force, but after 170-odd pages I have to say it's not for me. DNF

Reggie Omg, i actually hate read one of his books last year. It gave me hope with some of his ideas he had for climate change but too much info dump not integrated with characterization or plot had me so angry at myself for finishing it. Ughhhhh! 😡 I still feel it! Lol 2mo
Ruthiella I liked this one, but it is looong! 2mo
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rwmg
The Years of Rice and Salt | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Monkey never dies. He keeps coming back to help us in times of trouble, just as he helped Tripitaka through the dangers of the first journey to the west, to bring Buddhism back from India to China.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
Island in the Sea of Time | S. M. Stirling
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Mehso-so

4 ⭐️s
I know, 4 stars but still only a so-so?!? I just can‘t quite settle on a solid rating for this. 😅
Maybe once I finish the trilogy I‘ll be able to judge it more completely. It‘s certainly an interesting roller coaster ride through culture clash via time travel. There were a few inaccuracies/liberties taken, but it was written in the 90‘s, so I went in sort of knowing to expect that. Multiple trigger warnings for some, but overall a fun read.

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Amandajoy
Underground Airlines | Ben Winters
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A very apropos #bookspin this month. And my #doublespin has been in my audio queue for about four years? Maybe more?

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Good luck!!! 4mo
BkClubCare I enjoyed Underground Airlines - speculative fiction is one I enjoy but don‘t seem to read very often. Better than I expected; I can still see scenes from the story. 3mo
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
Island in the Sea of Time | S. M. Stirling
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Martha is definitely one of my favorite characters so far. 🤣
The entire island of Nantucket has been transported back to about 1250 BC. No one knows why or how, but the local pastor is convinced Science can‘t explain it, only God, and that there must be a reason for it…
“Mount St. Helens didn‘t blow up because God was mad at the bears.” ❤️

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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
Island in the Sea of Time | S. M. Stirling
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1. LOVE THEM! 😍
2. Not outside of the books, but I have one from the Walking Dead tv show. 🧟‍♀️ 🧟‍♂️
3. My current read. I can‘t believe there‘s not a map, even if it‘s just the island of Nantucket itself! 🤨 A world map or navigation chart would be really fabulous. Luckily I have my World Atlas and Human History Timeline books to reference. 🤓😅
#SundayFunday

ozma.of.oz I love atlases! Thank you for sharing! 4mo
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
Island in the Sea of Time | S. M. Stirling
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The perfect Saturday night! 😍🥃📖❤️
Hope everyone else is having a great weekend!

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yoavshai
Fatherland | Robert Harris
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 39.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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WellReadCatLady
Underground Airlines | Ben Winters
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Mehso-so

I just couldn‘t really get into this.