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1. In the Heart of the Sea
2. I‘ll have to find one
3. I love reading outside on a hot summer day underneath the shade of the tree!

Tagging @rubyslippersreads @Branwen @cwarnier

ozma.of.oz First vote for sun! Thanks so much for sharing your answers! 2mo
CrowCAH @CoverToCoverGirl it‘s a good book! I haven‘t seen the movie. 2mo
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The Bone Ships | RJ Barker

I normally don‘t care for books that take place on the sea but the book dragged me in with its first line “Give me your hat”. If you are looking for a good read that is full of unique characters pick up the bone ships!

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There are many good series set on a boat in the historical fiction genre. One of my favourites is the Thomas Kydd series by Julian Goodwin, but it seems the least well know. Now there are 24 books in that series.

#ArtfulAugust #Boat

@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks @Eggs

PageShifter Looks soo good!! 2mo
Monica5 I will have to check out 2mo
Andrew65 @PageShifter @Monica5 They are very good reads, and have a couple of great lead characters. It starts off with the pressganging. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👍🏻🙌🏻 2mo
Eggs Beautiful ⛵️🧡📚 2mo
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Dove | Robin L. Graham
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Eggs 🧡 ⛵️ 🤎 2mo
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Our Wives Under the Sea | Julia Armfield
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I found this beautifully haunting. It‘s a strange story, spare writing, told from both wives POV. Miri who was left behind, and Leah, who is gone so long, suffers trauma and returns changed. It really spoke to me about the ‘sickness‘ and ‘for worse‘ parts of marriage vows, about end of life care, and truly being there for someone you love, and the loneliness of how that can feel. Weirdly affecting, I‘ll keep thinking about this for a long while.

squirrelbrain Great review! Looking forward to reading this one soon…. 2mo
kbuggle Great review- glad you enjoyed this one, too! 2mo
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Cortg Great choice! I‘ve added it to my TBR list. 2mo
BarbaraBB Fab review. I love it when I expect a book to stay with me for a while! 2mo
Megabooks Great review! I‘m really excited about it! 2mo
KarenUK @Megabooks @squirrelbrain I have a feeling you‘re both going to like this one….🤞🤞🤞😊 (edited) 2mo
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At the height of Britain‘s maritime power, the French managed to commit an unbelievable amount of damage to the Brits traveling the Indian Ocean to reach British Indian colonies from the French base of #Mauritius. Unfortunately the “clash” didn‘t occur until well into the second half. There wasn‘t enough material it seems so the author gave an inordinate amount of background about Brits in India—in a very gossipy way. The French were almost ⬇️

Texreader completely missing from the first half making me wonder if I were only reading about storms (hurricanes did in many ships) and not clashes. The gossipy nature of the book tracked so many people it was a very difficult audiobook to follow. Once I accepted I couldn‘t follow on every person‘s story, I focused on the highlights. Now that it‘s called Mauritius instead of Isle de France, I‘ll bet you can guess who won! #readingafrica2022 #foodandlit (edited) 3mo
Librarybelle I wound imagine it would be hard to follow on audiobook! I‘ve tried listening to a few history nonfiction books on audio and find I just cannot concentrate well enough on them…I guess I need to read the facts in print! 3mo
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My son is in Paris today and tomorrow for a school trip (photos he sent me today) so it seemed appropriate to post these for #foodandlit #France. Also, the Arc de Triomphe was mentioned in the tagged book while I was finishing it today when France‘s single maritime defeat of the British in the Indian Ocean was carved on the Arc de Triomphe. #Mauritius #readingafrica2022

Kammbia1 I will be in Paris in early September for vacation. I‘m visiting Strasbourg on the same trip. It will be my 2nd time to Paris. Even though, I‘m really looking forward to visiting Strasbourg but I want to see the Eiffel Tower again. 3mo
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The Mauritius Command | Patrick O'Brian

A re-read: I‘ve gone through most of the Patrick O‘Brian books already, but this fits both #ReadingAfrica2022 for #Mauritius #Réunion, and #Booked2022 #Nautical, so I went back to it. A bit of a cheat because it doesn‘t really get into Mauritian culture at all, just conflict between France and England with these African islands as some of the many pawns. Not my favourite in the series, as others do get a bit more into culture and science.

Cinfhen Nice way to incorporate both challenges 🙌🏻 3mo
Singout I thought so!
Librarybelle Yay for books that fit multiple challenges! 3mo
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It‘s time for some challenge updates! I‘m reading (listening to) the tagged book for #readingafrica2022 #Mauritius but also for #foodandlit #France. I‘m almost finished so then I‘ll have to pick from a lot of good books for France. I just shipped my son off to Europe for a school trip that will include a couple of days in Paris. So….hopefully I can post some photos when he gets back for #foodandlit

Librarybelle Woohoo! 3mo
JamieArc Oooh. Carcassonne is one of my favorite places. I‘m curious about The Friar of Carcassonne. 3mo
Texreader @JamieArc There‘s a story behind that book. I read another book by the same author and went and bought everything he‘d ever written including The Friar. I haven‘t read any of the others I bought yet but I‘m hoping I can get this one in this month. 3mo
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I love reading about random topics - the discovery of T Rex one day, the history of fabrics the next! So maybe that‘s why I loved Field Work so much as the author also seems to bounce around topics! Just bought a backlist title of hers - all about shipwrecks. So different from the future of farming one!

tokorowilliamwallace Yes, collecting miscellaneous nonfiction and reading in an encyclopedic manner! Most of my past CD audiobooks from the library I listened to on daily drives were nonfiction. 3mo
quietjenn I need to pick these up! I remember loving The Lighthouse Stevensons. 3mo
Mitch @tokorowilliamwallace that‘s a much more eloquent way of saying it! Love those phrases! 🤣 3mo
Mitch @quietjenn 👍🏼 3mo
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