This Week’s Reads… #ThisWeeksReads #AmReading #TheWish #TheScoutOfWoundedKnee

Just a quick update on what I’m reading this week…

The Wish by Nicholas Sparks

Here’s a book I started over the pandemic but had to put down. It deals with a very sick person dying of cancer, and it was just too much for me at the time. I’m reading the physical and using the audiobook on and off. It’s on the weekends that I usually enjoy audiobooks during chores. So far the audio has been exceptional, but I always prefer the physical book. The story alternates between present day and past seamlessly. So far I’ve loved it, and I’m about half way through. Review coming up this week!

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Book Review: Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe #UncleTomsCabin #BookReview #Classics

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Blurb:

Nearly every young author dreams of writing a book that will literally change the world. A few have succeeded, and Harriet Beecher Stowe is such a marvel. Although the American anti-slavery movement had existed at least as long as the nation itself, Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) galvanized public opinion as nothing had before. The book sold 10,000 copies in its first week and 300,000 in its first year. Its vivid dramatization of slavery’s cruelties so aroused readers that it is said Abraham Lincoln told Stowe her work had been a catalyst for the Civil War.

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Book Review: Nottingham: The True Story of Robyn Hood #BookReview #Retelling #2021RetellingReadingChallenge #Fiction

Noddingham: The True Story of Robyn Hood

By Anna Burke

Blurb:

Robyn Hood didn’t set out to rob the rich, but in Nottingham, nothing ever goes according to plan….

After a fateful hunting accident sends her on the run from the law, Robyn finds herself deep in the heart of Sherwood Forest. All she really wants to do is provide for her family and stay out of trouble, but when the Sheriff of Nottingham levies the largest tax in the history of England, she’s forced to take matters into her own hands. Relying on the help of her band of merry women and the Sheriff’s intriguing—and off limits—daughter, Marian, Robyn must find a way to pull off the biggest heist Sherwood has ever seen.

With both heart and freedom at stake, just how much will she risk to ensure the safety of the ones she loves?

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Book Review: The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell #BookReview #TheLastKingdom #HistoricalFiction

The Last Kindgom (The Last Kingdom #1)

By Bernard Cornwell

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Blurb from Goodreads:

This is the exciting—yet little known—story of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred the Great, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of England’s four kingdoms.

The story is seen through the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who is captured as a child by the Danes and then raised by them so that, by the time the Northmen begin their assault on Wessex (Alfred’s kingdom and the last territory in English hands) Uhtred almost thinks of himself as a Dane. He certainly has no love for Alfred, whom he considers a pious weakling and no match for Viking savagery, yet when Alfred unexpectedly defeats the Danes and the Danes themselves turn on Uhtred, he is finally forced to choose sides. By now he is a young man, in love, trained to fight and ready to take his place in the dreaded shield wall. Above all, though, he wishes to recover his father’s land, the enchanting fort of Bebbanburg by the wild northern sea.
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