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Deblovestoread
The Irish Princess | ELIZABETH. CHADWICK
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So excited for these historical fiction prompts. March, May and June are books that are on my shelves and I‘ve been wanting to try a Gortner and found it on Libby. Win win.

Thanks @Cuilin

@dabbe

Cuilin I‘m so impressed. That was so quick. They all look good too. 2w
Deblovestoread @Cuilin I love planning and finding forgotten gems on my shelves. #BookedinTime had been great for that. 💜 2w
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intothehallofbooks
A Rare Benedictine | Ellis Peters
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Pickpick

A short book that contains the three prequel shorts to the Brother Cadfael series. They all take place in the 1100‘s pre-A Morbid Taste For Bones and tell of Cadfael as he came to and settled into life at Shrewsberry Abbey. Cadfael is a soldier-turned-herbalist who uses his knowledge and observational skills to solve mysteries.

The language takes some getting used to but I‘m excited to move from here into the long series of full-length novels.

Libby1 I love these books. 3w
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Deblovestoread
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Pickpick

There are so many places and times I‘d want to visit if time travel was a thing but this is not one of them. The book gives a clear picture of a small village during the Middle Ages. There are a few moments of pleasure but it was mostly a time of every moment being about the survival of you, your family and your fellow villagers. It is a wonder anyone survived. 4🌟#BookedinTime #EarlyMedieval

dabbe Boy, are you right! What an awful period to have lived! Got your “pick“ on the spreadsheet! 🤩 4w
thegreensofa I read this for #BookedInTime too. It was exhausting even just reading it! 3w
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RedCurly
The Witching Tide | Margaret Meyer
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Bailedbailed

I only read 60 pages of this novel but I know I won't like. I am so sdisoppeinted because I like witch stories and the cover is amazingly beautiful.

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LitsyEvents
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repost for @Cuilin

January is Early Medieval or Dark Ages, any location
February is Russian Revolution 1917

Read a book set during era prompt = 1 point
Read a book set during era prompt that includes a #ThemesMotifs&tropes from list = 1 point

Example:
In February read a book set during Russian Revolution (1 point) that has a grand house (1 point) and a confession (1 point) would equal 3 points.

Keep your own score, we‘ll touch base quarterly.

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Jae-G
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Pickpick

It‘s been a while since I‘ve posted here!
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I have been reading Powers and Thrones by Dan Jones for probably 10 months. Even though it‘s a lengthy book, the main reason it took me this long was because I was pursuing my Masters.
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This was such a well written and well explained book and I learnt a lot about Romans, knights, monks, etc. If you want to know more about medieval history, buy this book! You won‘t be disappointed.

#medieval #history

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Megbert
The Witching Tide | Margaret Meyer
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Pickpick

I‘d call this more a creative essay than a novel. The story moves slowly & the author invests a lot of time in descriptions, historical detailing & visual overlaps. I loved it because I am interested in #feminist history and the way that religion tried to suppress female knowledge & traditions by casting aspersions on women with the superstition based fear of “witches”. A depiction of what can happen to our communities when we let fear creep in.

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bibliothecarivs
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Recent acquisitions:

📖 Richard II and the Revolution of 1399 by Michael Bennett
📖 Prodigal Father: The Life of John Butler Yeats (1839-1922) by William F. Murphy [recommended by Colm Toíbín in his book Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know, which I enjoyed]

#fREADom #UniteAgainstBookBans