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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Pickpick

This was light & funny, with the author adding her opinions into the mix and warning me not to make a strange concoction of tree roots and toadstools to prevent pregnancy, but I can't say these sex lives are a secret. There was insight into contraception, gender roles, adultery, sex acts, and the role religion played in said sex lives, but by the sound of it, there were a lot of court records cited, thus making me think it was all rather common ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick knowledge what was happening back then. The church was quite fond of a 10-40 day penance that was valid only some days. You could cover your body in honey, roll around in wheat and bake bread from the grains that stuck to you. Something about the ingredients or task could kill your husband and you'd get 40 days penance, but don't you dare lay with another woman.
Fun fact: the corset as we know it today was NOT around during medieval times, but ⬇️
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick is often shown in movies a wardrobe staple.
Dumb fact: The courts believed that pregnancy only happened between two willing partners so good luck proving rape if you had a bun in the oven.
I'll leave the dirty bits for you to uncover. A quick listen if this sort of thing intrigues you as it does me.
My official November #doublespin book #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks #52Books #SetBeforeThe17thCentury
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
The Dead Girls | Jorge Ibargengoitia
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Pickpick

This was an interesting little novel based on true events that occurred in Mexico in the 1950's & '60's. Sisters Arcangela and Serafina are successful brothel owners until the law starts to threaten their livelihood. The book reads a bit more like a news expose or articles than a fully narrative story, but that is what makes this unique and interesting. It's not exactly true crime, but similar and dark and I may research further.

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PuddleJumper
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This is for the second book in the series which was free on Kindle. This wasn't a holiday romance book so much as a romance book with Christmas as a backdrop

There love triangle was weak and I found the set up very strange and forced

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TheSpineView
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day 3 results for the #WinterGames2021 @StayCurious #TeamGameSleighers

I listened for 6.25 hours and read for 1 hour. My total reading time yesterday was 7.25. Finished Christmas With Hamish and The Twelve Dates of Christmas. My library hold came in for The Last Apothecary and I started that yesterday.

#WinterCosy @PuddleJumper #LittenListen @aperfectmjk #WrapItUpReadathon @keys_on_fire #HolidayHorrors @Patchshank

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TheAromaofBooks
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Pickpick

Last year I read Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm by this author (who apparently struggles to use fewer than ten syllables in her titles) and was pleasantly surprised by the likable characters, fun shenanigans, and the hunky Scottish Christmas tree farmer. So when I saw this one for 99c I went for it. If you're looking for in-depth character development, surprising plot twists, or a new take on the holiday season, this is NOT the ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) book for you. But if you're looking for some relaxing fluff and complete predictability, you'll love this one. This filled a lot of those “Scrooge character“ kinds of prompts on my bingo boards. I will say that it was SO obvious who James really was that it felt borderline ridiculous that Nia didn't figure it out, but still I really enjoyed this one overall and can see myself rereading it next year. 4h
Allylu I'm reading Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm this year! 3h
Roary47 Gotta love predictable Christmas fluff. 🥰 3h
TheSpineView Love the cover. 👍📖📚 3h
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Nessavamusic
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day 3 wrap up for #WinterGames2021

A fantastic 5 hours of reading!
📙A Season for Second Chances finished-review on my page
📖Tic-Tac Mistletoe 20%
🎧The Matzah Ball 75%
Watched first episode of British Baking Show Holidays

400+5+1=406 points for #mistletoemaniacs
Readathons:
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#bangingthroughthesnow
#averymerrybingo
#averymerryreadathon
#wintercosy
#thefestivereadathon

TheSpineView Fantastic! 4h
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BayouGirl85
The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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This a sweet, warm romance. I enjoyed the twin swap part but knew it would lead to disaster. lol

December Book 2/25 #LitsyLove #bookspinbingo #wintergames2021 #buddyread

StayCurious yay! 1h
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BookwormAHN
Untitled | Unknown
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4h
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Tera66
Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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@TheAromaofBooks
#Bookspinbingo #Doublespin
Here is my December Bingo Board. 🎄❤🎄

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 4h
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Tera66
Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4h
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