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Lauraandherbooks

Joined March 2019

I love to collect old books!!
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I have not been able to find time to read, with all these essays I have to write for school it‘s consuming all of my time! But I need a down time to let my brain relax and hopefully this book will be an interesting read so I can relax

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Nicholas Nickelby | Charles Dickens
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Trying to find time to read between my classes and running a house; and of course I picked a classic, a thick book of course! 🤷🏻‍♀️

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It‘s hard being a bookworm but even harder to borrow books from a library only to have to return them!! I want all the books!!

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I have been far from home and my library for the past 3 months, attending online school and am soon to return to my home and library… couldn‘t be happier 💖

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Inkheart Trilogy | Cornelia Funke
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I think I love this book!!

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Bailedbailed

Ughhh I‘m not enjoying this, the more I read , the less I like it; I got most of the way through it and just decided life is too short; I think it‘s different than the movie, I don‘t like how the characters are portrayed, especially buttercup.. so off I go to another book.. so long to this one

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The stack on my desk today- it varies from day to day but this is what I‘m reading today 😆

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm PRINCESS BRIDE!! ❤️😍❤️ I just snagged Inkheart from Goodwill the other day. I liked the Brendan Fraser movie and hope the book‘s good too. 6mo
Lauraandherbooks @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm so far it‘s great- It‘s been awhile since I seen the movie but I think it might be a bit different but so far I‘m enjoying how it‘s going anyway 😊 6mo
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Inkheart | Cornelia Funke
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There is no place I would rather be but in a book, another world, another time… just started another book while still reading 2 others.. I don‘t know how to read one book at a time 😁

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Because how can you have a library if you don‘t know what books to get .. frankly I just got the ones that either sounded appealing or I already knew of.. silly me 😂 290 books in and now I find out the right way 🤣

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David Copperfield | Dickens Charles
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Charles Dickens ability to create a world, and to people it with vibrant characters from every walk of life, has never been surpassed. None of his characters are more deservedly famous than those who step from the pages of this book

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A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness….

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Pickpick

Such vivid descriptions- you can almost see the winter palace ; history well written, Catherine the Great practically comes alive in the reading.. I obviously loved it … does anyone else kiss their book once finished reading before putting it in its place in the bookshelf?

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Look what I stumbled across ~ first trip to my favorite bookstore today since COVID! This is one of the books I got!! 😃😃😃

erzascarletbookgasm The book‘s fun! Enjoy. 7mo
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Oliver Twist | Charles Dickens
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I found this set of books, some the works , some Christmas stories.. either way there are 11 books here- not in the greatest condition but I found them 2 weeks ago and walked away because of their condition and regretted it since and finally we t back today and the lady still had them so I purchased them .. all 11 for $20 . Published in 1865 some of them- even if they don‘t appreciate I still have my antique books 😍

Crazeedi That's very cool 7mo
Lauraandherbooks @Crazeedi I thought so but my husband thinks it‘s a lost cause .. but that‘s the very reason 😍😍 books someday will be a thing of the past but I will cling to it anyways 7mo
Ruthiella Love it! 😍 7mo
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Lauraandherbooks @Ruthiella thank you for saying so- I‘m loving them too.. it will take gentle hands to read them 7mo
Crazeedi @Lauraandherbooks I think they are very precious 7mo
Lauraandherbooks @Crazeedi thank you 😊 7mo
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So excited to get started on this one!! Anyone else read it?

mandarchy I read it this last year. It's really good. 8mo
readordierachel Loved this biography 👍🏼 8mo
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I‘m not even halfway thru this book and it has been slow- I don‘t feel excited to pick it up.. I will continue to try

rwmg I do find Antonia Fraser's books a bit overwhelming at times 9mo
Lauraandherbooks @rwmg yes this is the second book I have by her and same results.. I love real history but I have read textbooks more interesting than this one .. and I‘m really interested in the life of Marie Antoinette 9mo
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Frances iconic Queen wrongly accused of uttering the infamous “let them eat cake” was alternately revered & reviled during her lifetime....

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Sir Walter Ralegh | Robert Lacey
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Bailedbailed

What should have been an interesting story reads more like a textbook IMO - dry and to the point with lack of emotion so dissatisfied and with that I‘m on to the next book .. hopefully adventure awaits 😃

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Sir Walter Ralegh | Robert Lacey
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Oh dear sir.. so far it‘s a bit dull but I will trudge through a bit more and see how it goes

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I‘m so glad I read this - by the end of the book I had a different view of Anne Boleyn ~ the book is well written and I enjoyed it more than I expected to

rubyslippersreads My favorite novel about Anne Boleyn is 9mo
Lauraandherbooks @rubyslippersreads thank you- I might look into it.. I already have three books on Anne Boleyn and 4 on Henry Viii 😆 9mo
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In the car waiting for my husband and getting a little reading in... this is starting out in an unexpected way... 🤔

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This is it... my last book on Henry viii .. well almost!! I have been on a royal rampage (lol) for longer than I can remember.. I have been on this guy and his extended family for so long.. next is Anne Boleyns diary 🤔

AshleyHoss820 The Tudor‘s are so freaking fascinating! 😊 10mo
Reecaspieces Loved this book! All her books are fabulous. I loved 10mo
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The Chronicles of Narnia | Clive Staples Lewis
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An interesting book I have found!! The Narnia cookbook!! Now I must have the whole chronicles of Narnia ... I can‘t believe I don‘t have a single one!!

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Well this is definitely reading like a diary... and I‘m finding it interesting... very large book!! 932 pages to be exact

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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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What you see here is a collage of some of the books I picked out from my neighbors library! I brought home 4 boxes of books, some were history books, a whole entire box on and about horses ( we have 15 horses) the whole game of thrones series, complete works of Jane Austen ( I already have a set but oh well 😍) biography of Mountbatten, and so on etc .. I‘m quite happy 😊

Ruthiella Excellent haul! Maybe some day you will need that spare set of Austen! I also totally would have grabbed some of those reference books. 😀 10mo
Lauraandherbooks @Ruthiella yes i decided when I turned one if my spare bedrooms into a library I wanted it to be like a library complete with a reference section and as many genres as I could get 😍 10mo
aa_guer2021 A room that is a library is a dream of mine! What a wonderful haul!! 😻😻 10mo
Lauraandherbooks @ruskigurl16 it always was a dream of mine- we have a spare bedroom not being used for anything other than storage so I decided to turn it into a library- it‘s far from what I hope it to be someday but it‘s a work in progress- I bought some used book shelves and so far I only have 4 but it‘s a start 10mo
aa_guer2021 @Lauraandherbooks I had a point in my life where I had it started. But I lost many of those books 😞 and am mostly starting over! I am excited for you and I am sure it will be truly wonderful, someday. There is a joy in the process, though 🙂 10mo
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So my neighbors are moving & I got to go pick out books that they no longer want... I only picked out a few.... boxes 😁😁😁

TheSpineView Book heaven!! 10mo
Suet624 So fun!!! 10mo
Ruthiella How exciting! Show us what you picked!!! 10mo
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Lauraandherbooks @Ruthiella oh no i already shelved them according to genre but I will try to pull a few this evening 10mo
Lauraandherbooks @Ruthiella ok I got some pictures of some of the books I picked out and will post them now 10mo
Ruthiella @Lauraandherbooks Great! Thanks. 😀 10mo
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Seriously this book probably weighs 5 lbs! It‘s huge!!! But this is my last book on Henry viii - as big as it is I hope it‘s a good one!! Here we go 📚😃

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The Wars of the Roses | Antonia Fraser, Anthony Cheetham
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That was a quick read- nothing new here.. it is a history book 📚

Dogearedcopy No spoilers! 😂 11mo
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The Wars of the Roses | Antonia Fraser, Anthony Cheetham
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Starting this one on this rainy day!!

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 11mo
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Another great book by this author!! I loved this series and am ready to restart it!! Only have many books waiting to be read!!! I live this genre!!

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Just got this yesterday and I decided it was time to take an inventory of my tbr books I actually have...I have 63 unread books!!! I have been buying books quicker than reading them 😁 oh but books and books make me happy!!

readordierachel A great biography 👍🏼 11mo
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So this just came in the mail.. I ordered it from eBay!! Such an interesting time in history.. The Romanovs!!!

rubyslippersreads One of my favorite books. 11mo
Lauraandherbooks @rubyslippersreads i can‘t wait to get to it!! 11mo
rubyslippersreads I just noticed another favorite in the background: 11mo
Lauraandherbooks @rubyslippersreads yes it was a great book... but honestly the rasputin book was my favorite!!i couldn‘t put it down!! Very interesting story 11mo
rubyslippersreads @Lauraandherbooks I‘ll have to move that one up the TBR list. 11mo
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Yes here we go- somehow this book got overlooked!! And I have been back and forth with the Tudors and Plantagenets.. and i still have to get to the war of the roses! 🤦🏻‍♀️ But for now we are going with this one, as much as I find this Jacquettas story interesting I hope it turns out to be that she is as interesting as she seems to be

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Mehso-so

I think if you‘re looking for a lot of historic references this is great; I do like facts but I‘m missing a bit of dramatic flair that you get with philippa gregory .. this is still a great book tho especially if that‘s what you‘re looking for

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I have been on the Tudor‘s for probably well over a year, numerous books - from the Plantagenets on! I have about 4 more books to get through and I think it is finally time to move on.. no offense but there is a world of books and literary classics, other genres & other royals I have waiting to be read 📚📚📚

TheBookHippie Oh fun!!! 11mo
Crazeedi One of my favorite periods to read 11mo
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Omg how did I overlook this?? I have had this for a while and somehow it was forgotten 😳 I was going thru my tbr list and I seen this and i thought I had read it already... it‘s definitely next

Scochrane26 I liked this one a lot 11mo
Lauraandherbooks @Scochrane26 I can‘t believe I forgot it.. but luckily I‘m still on this genre so I will get to it next 🥰 11mo
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Snug as a bug reading this!!! The weather outside is freezing so great opportunity to catch up on my book!! Hope all is staying warm today!!

Momma_Jo I really want to read this!!! 11mo
Lauraandherbooks @Momma_Jo it doesn‘t read like a novel - a bit different kind of read but it‘s ok so far 11mo
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Sir Walter Ralegh | Robert Lacey
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Mail call!! Another book has arrived!! My tbr list grows!!

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The Wars of the Roses | Alison Weir
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My book is in from eBay!! Can‘t wait to start reading it!!

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This is a very big book- just got it today! And as much as I have read , practically studied Dear Henry viii , I can‘t imagine after reading a book as big as this there would be any stone left unturned... we shall see 😊😊

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Mail call!! And it‘s here!! Can‘t wait 😃

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Now to see how many I have, how many I have already read and go from there 😄😄

Suet624 oh boy. good luck!!! 11mo
Lauraandherbooks @Suet624 I know right... overly ambitious 🤪 11mo
Suet624 It‘s a lifetime goal. 😁 11mo
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I received 2 new books yesterday, I am waiting The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn which is to be delivered today and can‘t decide which to start with... of course the one of Marie Antoinette will have to wait... I‘m enjoying my Tudor obsession 😁

Crazeedi Yes on the Tudor obsession 😉 11mo
Lauraandherbooks @Crazeedi I also ordered the wars of the roses and thought it was appropriate to go with the beginning & ending of what started it all & ended it all but I will read the princess first .. I don‘t know when I will finally get my fill of the tudors 😆 11mo
Crazeedi @Lauraandherbooks I have read various authors on the Tudors, fascinating time 11mo
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Basically the same story I have read by different authors so I‘m assuming some recorded history that backs up some of the details.. sad story that makes me cry especially for Kat! And this is the story of the Grey girls that makes me wonder why ppl love Elizabeth I .. she is in so many ways like her father .. did she really have to be so cruel? I guess the answer is probably yes

Lauraandherbooks @Milara yes i understand that but she wasn‘t going to let them marry- such a messy deal anyways .. I understand that too.. could you imagine living in fear of being overthrown so nobody can get married 😩 12mo
LibraryCin It's been a few years since I read this particular one, but I have been fascinated by Lady Jane Grey since grade 10 - right around the age when she was crowned queen. I did an essay in that grade about her. (That's about when the movie with Helena Bonham Carter and Cary Elwes came out, too. Movie not terribly realistic, but still entertaining!) 12mo
Lauraandherbooks @LibraryCin what movie was that? 12mo
LibraryCin It's just called “Lady Jane“. I think it came out in 1985ish. It was '86:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091374/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
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Yesssss that‘s me, a good book , good wine and a comfy spot and feed my brain 😅 who else? 💛💛

Bklover Me, only give me hot tea! 12mo
SassyBookworm Yes!!! 😏🤓📖🍹 12mo
RamsFan1963 Switch out the wine for a dry martini, two olives, and we're good. 12mo
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Ruthiella My version has coffee! 😻 12mo
Gina In my world there is a cappuccino!♡! 12mo
Lauraandherbooks @Ruthiella yes sometimes espresso or cappuccino @Gina 12mo
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New bookshelf for all my books piling up on the other bookshelves!! I‘m too excited for this!! 🥰

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Woohoo! Have fun 📚 12mo
Lauraandherbooks @thegirlwiththelibrarybag it‘s still half assembled on the floor— cheap material that‘s not even wood 😩 12mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lauraandherbooks, oh no! Hope you finish assembling soon 12mo
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Lauraandherbooks @thegirlwiththelibrarybag yes finally finished with my husbands help 😁 12mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lauraandherbooks, and then it‘s onto getting all the books to fit on 😅😂 12mo
Lauraandherbooks @thegirlwiththelibrarybag well this is my 4th bookshelf so I have overflow on the others- I have filled 2 of the 4 shelves- so now I can buy more books 😁 12mo
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This is the book I am looking for! My fascination with the lives of royals of years gone by continues!!!

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So behind on my me time and my beloved books~ but at least it‘s a beautiful distraction!! Meet Anastasia - of course if you know my obsession with royalty families of the past and their dramatic lives where that name comes from; our beauty has Czech and Slovak parents so of course I wanted to find a royal Russian name for her ...I think it suits her quite well...

hannah-leeloo She is beautiful and you chose well for her name. A beautiful reading buddy 13mo
Lauraandherbooks @hannah-leeloo thank you ~ I was obsessed with the Romanav family so I was glad my husband agreed with the name!! Now I‘m on the Tudor family and have 3 racehorse mares that are due to foal soon and hope to draw names from that family but I haven‘t came up with anything yet 13mo
Suet624 What a beautiful pup!! 13mo
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Lauraandherbooks @Suet624 thank you ~ I absolutely adore her 🥰 13mo
BookwormM Very cute is she a GSD 13mo
Lauraandherbooks @BookwormM yes she is - she keeps me on the move- I‘m so behind on everything.. including my books 13mo
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As I continue on with the Tudors- this queens reign is so short and I find it so sad that families at this time are so selfish and self serving, probably worse than that is that it was normal; poor Jane

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I got started on this while waiting for my book order to arrive; thus is almost like short essays of each king/ queen of England starting way back to before everything started- with the Normans .. yeah remember them? 🤯 There‘s not much deep details , just tid bits of info

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