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UnderworldAmusements
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RESTOCK❗
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𝑰 𝑨𝑴 𝑫𝒀𝑵𝑨𝑴𝑰𝑻𝑬! 𝑨 𝑳𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝑵𝒊𝒆𝒕𝒛𝒔𝒄𝒉𝒆 by Sue Prideaux

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The essential biography for anyone seeking to understand history's most misunderstood philosopher—one of the most enigmatic figures in philosophy whose concepts have fundamentally reshaped our understanding of the human condition.
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https://underworldamusements.com/products/i-am-dynamite-a-life-of-nietzsche-sue-...

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behudd
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️After reading presidential biographies the last few years, this seems pretty on par with those - some parts I found very interesting (like the background info on the Stamp Act and the Boston Tea Party), others I totally missed because I zoned out listening to the audio.So I appreciate it for what it was, but biographies are never going to be a favorite genre of mine. I do recommend it, tho, if you‘re interested in Revolutionary War history.

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trifleneurotic
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"... Nothing so annihilates the present as that which kills the future." - Pierre François Réal, on Napoleon's propensity to sabotage potential for real change in France due to his wars of conquest.

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AllDebooks
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#Naturalitsy Post 2

We'll start with Poseiden's steed over weeks 1 - 3 before moving onto the biography of Rachel Carson (tagged) over weeks 4 - 8. I'm going to keep separate tag lists for both reads so please comment which ones you'd like to be tagged in. I don't want to be annoying 🙈

Please see my previous post for details of our other #buddyread

All welcome to join us

@LitsyEvents

jenniferw88 Just Poisedon's Steed please. Trying my best not to buy any more books! 6d
jlhammar You can tag me for both. Thanks! 6d
TEArificbooks Put me down for Poseidon‘s steed 6d
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SamAnne Tag me for both! 6d
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm My library has both so please tag me for both. ❤️ 6d
tdrosebud I have Poseidon's Steed so will definitely join for that. The biography will depend on if I can get it from the library. Like Jennifer, I'm trying not to buy books right now. 6d
BookwormAHN Please tag me for Poseidon's Steed 😺 6d
rockpools Hi Deb. Can I opt out tags for both of these, for now? Hope to join in the sky read and look forward to following the conversations - will probably pick up these at a later date. Thank you 😊 5d
Addison_Reads @AllDebooks I own both so please tag me in both. I've already read the Carson, but I'd still love to join the discussion. 23h
AllDebooks @Addison_Reads all comments above noted, re taglist 22h
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AmyG
The Queen: Her Life | Andrew Morton
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#joyousjanuary Readathon @Andrew65

I finished 4 books…so a successful readathon!

Andrew65 That‘s brilliant, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂🥰 6d
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squirrelbrain
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Pickpick

#readingtheamericas2023

A bonkers book about a bonkers person! Marion Carstairs was born in 1900, but soon reinvented herself as Joe, became a speed-boat racer and bought Whale Cay, an island in the #bahamas.

Despite having lots of affairs with women, including Marlene Dietrich, her greatest love was a 12 inch doll called Lord Tod Wadley.

It reads like fiction but is all true!

Librarybelle That sounds like a wild-ride type book! 1w
Deblovestoread That doll looks a little creepy. Might be hard to love 😂 1w
Cathythoughts The doll 😳 Sounds scary 1w
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JamieArc Oh wow! Could it get more interesting 😆 1w
rubyslippersreads That doll is scaring me. 😳 1w
Ruthiella Yup! You can‘t make this stuff up. 🤩 1w
BkClubCare The second time this week that Marlene D as a love interest was mentioned. (Erich Maria Remarque)…. Odd coincidence 1w
BarbaraBB It‘s all true? Wow… 7d
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rabbitprincess
Bailedbailed

I read the French translation of this book by Alain Roy. The content and structure of the book was fine, but the translation was heavy going and had weird notes (like specifying that « agent provocateur » was in French in an English source document). It took me five renewals to get not even halfway through, so back to the library it goes.
January 2023 #DoubleSpin

TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list! 1w
rabbitprincess @TheAromaofBooks Indeed it is! I think that one had been on my Goodreads list for over 10 years! 1w
TheAromaofBooks Honestly, some of the books I added back in the mists of time - 10-15 years ago - I think partially I've changed as a person and a reader, so not all of those books hold the same appeal for me as they did at the time that I stuck them on my TBR. Many of them still work for me, obviously, but I can also tell when I was going through a bit of a phase sometimes 😂 1w
rabbitprincess @TheAromaofBooks Haha yes there are more than a few books like that on my list! 1w
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behudd
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“Samuel Adams delivered what may count as the most remarkable second act in American life.”

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Leftcoastzen
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Soubhiville 💔 1w
SamAnne Such sad news. I am at least happy he made it to 81--he's damn lucky to live that long. And he lived life to its fullest and to the end. RIP David. Thanks for all the music. So glad I got to see him live a few times, both solo and with CSN. 1w
Leftcoastzen @SamAnne You are so right , he made it hard for himself at times! Treasure the music! 1w
batsy Oh 💔 1w
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AmyG
The Queen: Her Life | Andrew Morton
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#Bookspin completed. This was quite an enjoyable book on the life of Queen Elizabeth. @TheAromaofBooks

Also #Pantone2023 Summer Song completed. @Clwojick

Clwojick 💙💙 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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