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anhistorianabouttown

anhistorianabouttown

Joined July 2017

Historian who will read most anything, too much of everything if truth be told. Read 41/52, 2018. can be found at Anhistorianabouttown.com
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"No, no, you appalling townie." I am all for watching Made in Chelsea and the like but good lord. #theplusone #chicklit #uhhhhhh

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"It was her duty and destiny to be dull, to be as useful and undemonstrative as a postage stamp." Never heard Her Majesty described quite that way before ? #Royallygoodreads #royalbiography

GingerAntics Her Majesty is actually Queen Elizabeth II, being a style for the monarch. Princess Margaret would have been HRH (in this case her royal highness, but it can also be his royal highness). 1y
anhistorianabouttown @GingerAntics I know that 🙂 The author was explaining the differences in personality between the more steadfast HM and volatile HRH! 1y
GingerAntics Oh okay. I didn‘t understand that was actually a quote about her sister. Margret was definitely the more lively sister when they were younger. 1y
anhistorianabouttown I would say that is true for their entire lives haha! They both fulfilled very different purposes but I think it suited them each 😀 1y
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Digging into this audiobook and I'm loving it!! #historian #history #royal

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Mary Queen of Scots: Truth Or Lies | Rosalind K. Marshall
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This was such a fantastic book about Mart Stuart- is it a full length biography? Nope, but it covers all of those lingering questions that people always have about the Queen of Scots, and has a FANTASTIC reading list! #maryqueenofscots #historian #history

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Enjoying Small Admissions thus far! #fiction #Kobo #Saturdayreading

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FINALLY tracked this down! Enjoying it so far- Agins is fairly in tune with the style world #style #fashion #nonfiction

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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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I've got to say, I'm enjoying this book in a very quiet but satisfying way. And once you have a cuppa in it, I'm sold #NeilGaiman #TheGraveyardBook #tea #ya #bookclub

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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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I've had this on my Kobo for a while, its time to dig in! #historicalfiction

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An quick but enjoyable book! Nicholl doesn't share anything terribly new but a good intro #Royalbio #biography

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Brush With Death: An Art Lover's Mystery | Juliet Blackwell, Hailey Lind
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The Art Lovers Mysteries was one of my favourite cozy series, and it sat in limbo for YEARS- a new to me instalment is back in my life and I can't stop listening! #recommendsday #cozymystery #cozy

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Mehso-so

This is a fairly easy read, though it seems to move through Conseulo's life at a very even pace- there were no highs or lows according to this. I might recommend To Marry An English Lord instead if you are interested in the phenomenon of American heiresses marrying English lords #history #biography

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The Glitter and the Gold | Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan
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Finally reading/listening to The Glitter and the Gold, a wonderful trip into the past! #biography #history #Aristocracy

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I'm loving this book, and I don't know why I waited so long to read it! The only part I would ditch is the continual descriptions of 80s hair and clothing- you wouldn't do that in a contemporary mystery, so why now? #mystery #cozy #Anglophile

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I've been sitting on this on my Kobo for a while and I'm back into cozies again! Plus with the Royal Wedding coming up, it's time to spend some time in an English town or two! #cozy #cozymystery #royalwedding

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Mehso-so

Entertaining but a lot of the same throughout

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Finally finished #StillMe, so I'm giving this a chance!

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Still Me | Jojo Moyes
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Finally starting #StillMe from #JojoMoyes

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Happy to share Stoned for #recommendsday - a genuinely funny, interested, and fascinating look at why we are fascinated ourselves with jewelry! #history #historian #style

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No shit Marie and Louis weren't ready... Stoned is thoroughly entertaining #noshit #ineptroyals #history

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"Gemstones are, in fact, just colorful gravel." My journey to educate myself on all things style related is pretty profound #style #fashion

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The The Last of August | Brittany Cavallaro
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A great escape, and a fantastic update to the Holmes narrative! #mystery #SherlockHolmes #Holmes

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Some Kind of Wonderful | Giovanna Fletcher
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This was a wonderful book, no pun intended. It was quite tough to read about a breakup that was almost identical to mine, but Giovanna is a talented writer who got to the heart of it. I can't recommend it enough. #GiovannaFletcher #chicklit #recommendsday

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Some Kind of Wonderful | Giovanna Fletcher
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Separating memories from a person is one of the hardest things to do, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Giovanna Fletcher is a brilliant writer. #Chicklit

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Some Kind of Wonderful | Giovanna Fletcher
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I've been looking for this for ages for less than $20 CAD- was able to snag it on Google Play for $5 #GooglePlayBooks #deal #GiovannaFletcher #toberead #ebooks

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The The Last of August | Brittany Cavallaro
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I typically don't find myself interested in YA, but the Charlotte Holmes series is quite entertaining. It's holding my attention and everything! #CharlotteHolmes #mystery

Jess_Read_This This one is arriving for me on Friday! I‘m going to be stalking the postman... 2y
anhistorianabouttown @Jess_Read_This That sounds like the perfect weekend:) 2y
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Absolutely fantastic retelling- fits well with the tone of existing mythology, and Gaiman is a kick-ass narrator. Well worth the read/listen! #NorseMythology #NeilGaiman #Thorwasntgood

TheAnitaAlvarez The retellings are so fun to read! Gaiman‘s got humour and a way with words that makes it an absolute pleasure to read 2y
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Not sure how I feel about this- an entire book on different personality tests is tiring and not that interesting.

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I'm absolutely loving this- it's the perfect way to escape right now! Just enough mystery to keep me hooked #Chicklit

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This is what blogging is now 🤣

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Trying to get ahead for book club- I'm really enjoying this so far! An interesting look at how we use and view social media #tellEveryone

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So much fun so far- perfect for any fans of Sabrina or Clarissa! #SabrinatheTeenageWitch #MelissaJoanHart #memoir

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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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Finally starting to read this- it's TIME! #JaneAusten #Kobo #toberead

TheAnitaAlvarez I found it a fascinating perspective on Austen 2y
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Only an hour in, and I'm already thoroughly entertained! The perfect escape! #thehatinggame #chicklit #funfiction

KateFulfordAuthor @anhistorianabouttown If you need another recommendation in a similar style, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 1y
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Kings of the Wyld | Nicholas Eames
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Anyone else using #Kobo audiobooks? Any thoughts on it? #Koboaudiobooks #audiobook

Donna_sBookMinute I'm still deciding. I'll join only if I can find titles that aren't available on Audible. How do you like it? I saw an ad about Rakuten Kobo. Is that the one? 2y
anhistorianabouttown @Donna_sBookMinute It is the one! Audible was not available in Canada for quite some time, and when it first arrived it was incredibly expensive. The Kobo selection is growing quickly, and I've been able to find every book I'm looking for!! 2y
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Finally giving Lord John a shot! #LordJohn #Outlander

Crinoline_Laphroaig I love Lord John. He"s such a fascinating character. 2y
anhistorianabouttown @missnavigation I might like him better than Claire! 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig I think what I like best is his and Jamie's friendship. British Gay Man and Scottish Catholic who regardless off there differences recognize that the other is honorable man. 2y
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This was very interesting!! A balance of sociology and psychology with fun and recipes- makes you want to #hygge all the time 😍

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Of course I can't walk into a bookstore without finding something...... #NovelDestinations #JaneAusten

DivineDiana I couldn't resist purchasing this as well! 2y
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What an ad! #witchesofnewyork

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The Relic Master: A Novel | Christopher Buckley
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This was hilarious, from start to finish! I find that most satires don't fit well with historical fiction, but Buckley mixes the genres perfectly. A fantastic narrator!

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Finally getting to this! Determined to give myself more reading time :) #witches #fiction

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#Canada has our own version of #hygge!!

Jaimelire Yes, we do say that don‘t we? (edited) 2y
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Pretty excited to finally start this and see what the hype is all about! #hygge #finally

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Relic Master | Christopher Buckley
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Much funnier than I thought so far! #relicmaster #satire

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Back to one of my favourite books- seventh read through/listen! #laughoutloud #goodpeople #bio

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Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage | Caroline Jane Knight
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This was an interesting look into Jane's effect in her family in our present, and while it did meander away from Jane at a few points it always came back.

My only gripe is that the author continually looked at everything with a modern lens- duh entails seem stupid in the 21st century! Still, well worth a read or listen if you are interested in the world of Jane! #janeausten #nonfiction #bio

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Amazing in any form, the audiobook is super entertaining from start to finish! It's such a crazy but uncommon lifestyle, it's like spending time on another planet! #CrazyRichAsians #audiobook #chicklit

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@Jilljemmett inspired me to share some of my favourite colouring books: The Royal Family, Secret London, and Outlander. Not pictured: Jane Austen, Harry Potter, Beauty and the Beast, and Fantastic Beasts! #colouring #colouringbook #Outlander #HarryPotter

Jilljemmett Omg I didn't know there was a royal family colouring book!!! I need it!! 2y
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Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage | Caroline Jane Knight
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Next up- a new book for Austen fans! #janeausten

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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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Wonderful, as usual- although now I'm left seriously wondering how on earth they are going to recreate this book into just one season of television!! I always forget the last bit of Voyager somehow, and every time, MIND BLOWN. #Voyager #Outlander #droughtlander

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This was awful, I'm sad to say. Ashley, the protagonist, was stubborn and childish to ridiculous proportions, all for no apparent reason. And then she flip flopped at the last minute to make the ending.
Setting also plays a big role for me- I love English chick lit mostly for the setting. Remove a few references to the Underground and this could be in any non-descript city.
AVOID THIS!