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In 1930 a group of 5 young archaeologists set out to excavate the site of Tell el Amarna, taking the author of this memoir with them as field secretary. Mary Chubb describes her time there with wonder, living in a house “where Nefertiti must once have walked and talked”.


Leftcoastzen Wow! Lovely! 6mo
Melissa_J I love the little bust 😊 6mo
DeeLew 😍 6mo
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Centique Ok I need this book now! I did a search earlier this year for memoirs of archaeologists and didn‘t find this, so just saying @LeahBergen you‘re #betterthanGoogle 😍🙌🙌 6mo
rubyslippersreads @Centique I need it too. 😊 6mo
Centique @rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen ..aaaaand I‘ve ordered it. 😂😂 6mo
LeahBergen @Melissa_J It was a gift from a childhood friend (many moons ago! 😆) 6mo
LeahBergen @Centique 😆😆 I love that hashtag! I have another (modern) archaeologist memoir sitting unread on my shelf. 6mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I thought you might already own it. 😆 6mo
Centique @LeahBergen perfect! I‘m sure my dad will enjoy these as well as me 😊 6mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen No, but I just bought a reasonably-priced hardcover on eBay. 😂 #blameitonleahbergen 6mo
LeahBergen @Centique I hope so! ❤️❤️ 6mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads 😆😆 Well, now I‘ll have to wait and see your hardcover, just in case I need to upgrade this paperback! 6mo
batsy I need this book! And I love the picture 😍 6mo
mabell Sounds terrific! 6mo
Cinfhen I‘m intrigued !! Sign me up 🧡 6mo
Cinfhen And that other book sounds fascinating too!!! My TBR is going to bankrupt me!,,,, 6mo
Cinfhen @TracyReadsBooks is an archeologist @Centique and her specialty is the Middle East 🙌🏻she might have good recommendations too!!!! Hi Tracy 👋👋Are you here yet??? 6mo
BarbaraBB The same goes for @TheBookStacker (being an archeologist). Sorry Taylor for pulling you in today everywhere 😉😘 6mo
LeahBergen @batsy Why, thank you! 😄 6mo
LeahBergen @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB You two are really “outing” our Litsy archaeologists today, aren‘t you? 😆👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
Cinfhen Hahaha 6mo
TheBookStacker Hah yes I am an archaeologist, my main focus was Roman and early prehuman but now I‘ve recently gotten a job in archaeology for American Indians. My favorite book I‘ve recently read is 6mo
LeahBergen @TheBookStacker How cool! And this book sounds like something I need (I minored in Physical Anthropology in university 😄). 6mo
TracyReadsBooks @Cinfhen Yes, I‘m here! We have a week of hosting local elementary & middle school students for a day of archaeology & then our excavation gets under way next week. Archaeology books—Amelia Peabody of course, Michener‘s The Source which was what everyone read in the 80s/90s before coming, Agatha Christie‘s stand alones set in the Middle East, Lives in Ruins which is a more recent NF look at the lives of archaeologist (& an interesting read). 6mo
Cinfhen Welcome @TracyReadsBooks !!!! It must be SO HOT!!!! How long are u here for?? I read and loved Michener‘s The Source!! Almost 900 pages!!!!!!! The other book sounds fascinating 6mo
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Woohoo 🎉A new month means 5 new Hoopla requests- here‘s request #1
I really admire Carole Radziwill ~ she‘s feisty and real 🙌🏻It took a bit to get used to her voice but now about halfway through I feel like Carole & I are coffee buds. She‘s really unloading 💔

AlaMich Am I the only one scheming to use my spouse‘s library card to get a second Hoopla account=more borrows? No? Just me then...😉 9mo
Coleen I‘m allowed 20/month on my Hoopla. Don‘t hate me! (edited) 9mo
Cinfhen What??? @Coleen that‘s 4 x more than me 😫😫no hate, but super jelly 9mo
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Cinfhen That‘s a VERY good idea @AlaMich I‘ll be working on that this summer ~ brilliant 9mo
8little_paws We're allowed 10 9mo
Suet624 You only are allowed 5? That‘s strange. 9mo
AlaMich @Suet624 We only get 6. I think they lowered it, actually, but I‘m not sure. It‘s based on what your particular library agrees to pay for. (edited) 9mo
irre We‘re allowed 7 which is usually enough for me. I have been thinking in the same lines as @AlaMich We have 3 other library cards in the family. 😃 9mo
Cinfhen I used to get 8 requests but starting Jan 2019 they lowered it to only 5 @irre @AlaMich @Suet624 @8little_paws 9mo
eri.reads We used to get 8 and now down to 2 😑 9mo
8little_paws @eri.reads two!? That's too few. 9mo
eri.reads @8little_paws IKR! It broke my heart, but I've been rallying other book lovers from my local library to bombard them with emails, etc. about why it's not enough. I hope it works lol. 🤞 9mo
8little_paws @eri.reads I get keeping costs down, but 2 makes it nearly pointless. Maybe split the difference with 4? 9mo
Suet624 @AlaMich @Cinfhen The joke is on me. I just checked. I can only have 3 at a time and only 5 holds. 9mo
Centique We don‘t have Hoopla but we have Libby. Is it similar? I can get ebooks through Libby, must try an audiobook and see what that‘s like through the Libby app - be nice to get one for free! 9mo
AlaMich @Centique They are very similar. Libby is more directly linked to your library in that it‘s more of a delivery system for the ebooks your library already “owns.” Hoopla is a self-contained entity with its own collection of audiobooks, ebooks, movies and tv. The nice thing about Hoopla is that there are no limits on how many people can borrow a particular title st once, as there are with regular library ebooks. (edited) 9mo
Centique @AlaMich thanks for explaining 😘 9mo
Cinfhen I would absolutely try an audio @Centique it gives you the freedom to do other things while still feeling like you‘re spending time with a book. I find for me ONLY NF works, especially if it‘s read by the author. My favorite audios so far have been Born A Crime, Not My Father‘s Son Trauma Cleaner and 9mo
Cinfhen That really sucks @eri.reads and 3 isn‘t much better @Suet624 😡 9mo
Centique @Cinfhen I‘ve done a few on Audible like Born A Crime which was awesome. 😍Yeah I think I can do memoirs or maybe simpler fiction but I struggle with anything that needs me to concentrate. I get distracted too easily! I‘ve been listening to SPQR but I keep missing important bits and rewinding 😂😂 9mo
TurtleLibrarian My best advice is if you want your library to have more Hoopla borrows per month get everyone you know to use it... a lot. Hoopla is amazing, but it is one of the most expensive eContent services out there too (mostly because of the simultaneous loans). Which is why so many libraries have Overdrive (they're the company, Libby is the name of their App) and not as many have Hoopla. (If you're in MA get a BPL eCard and you can get 10 loans). 9mo
Cinfhen Thanks for all the info @TurtleLibrarian 💚I wonder if PA has an ebook library card... do you know @Librarybelle 9mo
Librarybelle @Cinfhen Technically, PA does not have a statewide card. However, through the generosity of the Free Library of Philadelphia and various state grants/moneys, PA residents can apply for a Free Library card to use their eresources. My library system uses cloudLibrary, so we promote Free Library to our patrons who use Kindles (cloudLibrary can only support Kindle Fires, due to an Amazon/Overdrive agreement). @TurtleLibrarian that‘s cool about BPL! 9mo
TurtleLibrarian It is awesome @librarybelle And, you're welcome @Cinfhen And the thing from Free Library of Philadelphia sounds a little like the BPL thing. 9mo
Cinfhen I‘ll look into the Free Library card @Librarybelle thanks so much 💓#LibrariansRock #BetterThanGoogle 😘 @TurtleLibrarian 9mo
Librarybelle Thanks, @Cinfhen ! 😘 9mo
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