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Dune
Dune | Frank Herbert
"Unique...I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings."--Arthur C. ClarkeHere is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family--and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction. Frank Herbert's death in 1986 was a tragic loss, yet the astounding legacy of his visionary fiction will live forever.
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swynn
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Mrs Jacobs introduced me to Dune back in the 7th grade. I don't set out books for show, so I'd be happy for her to see & ask about whatever I'm reading at the time. But she wouldn't get away without seeing how worn is my forty-year-old copy of Dune.

#SundayFunday
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ozma.of.oz We appreciate the teachers who introduce us to life long favorites! Thank you for sharing! 1mo
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Oberkrombie
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Top 10 book for Sci-fi readers here, but only if you‘re not daunted by the immensity of the series. Frank Herbert created an incredible world-build to rival that of Sanderson with intelligent craftsmanship and a style of timeline I found very new and effective. I can tell the remainder of the series has a lot to offer.

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TheBookAddict
Dune | Frank Herbert
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“If wishes were fishes we‘d all cast nets.”

#YesiReads

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TLuvs
Dune | Frank Herbert
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The book is so much better then the movies! So much political intrigue and a great back story.

Liatrek Love this book! 4mo
TLuvs Just finished it and WOW! I can see why, so good! 3mo
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jitteryjane724
Dune | Frank Herbert
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A friend gave me her copy after not caring for it and I enjoyed this story more than I expected! There is a sense of adventure and epic imagery. The mysticism and incorporation of various linguistic roots into the vocabulary reminded me of some of my own travels. I'm not sure how much I'll invest philosophically but it's clear that Herbert poured his mind and heart into his work. Excited to see the cinematic interpretation!

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Lizpixie
Dune | Frank Herbert
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#AlphabetGame #letterD

Catching up on this after a busy few days with a sick daughter & grandson. The tagged book is one of the best SciFi novels ever written, it‘s grand, it‘s political, it‘s guerrilla warfare & it‘s mystical. Brilliant.

Consider yourself tagged if you haven‘t joined in yet!

CarolynM That‘s tough for you when you‘re not well yourself☹️ Hope you‘re coping ok and they‘re all better😘 4mo
Lizpixie @CarolynM you do what you have to for family right? Poor girl has a sinus infection that‘s triggered a raging migraine with nosebleeds & everything & bubba has another cold & his cast is back on coz his foot is turning again(born with talipes)so he‘s annoyed & frustrated. Just started taking his first steps too! It was a tough couple of days & she‘s still pretty bad. Fingers crossed it lifts soon🤞 4mo
CarolynM 🤞🤞💕💕 4mo
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Jari-chan
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Thank you for tagging me @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛

Well, what a surprising pick I've got here - Not 😆 I love the Dune series and fell in love with it from a first pages on. Even though my progress is slow, I've enjoyed every book so far.

I'm tagging whoever wants to play as well. What a fun game!

#AlphabetGame #LetterD

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you for playing!! 4mo
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JamieArc
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It only tools months to finish this 🤦🏻‍♀️ but every time I picked it up I really enjoyed it. I had always been intimidated by it and thought it would be dry (haha), but that wasn‘t the case at all. The ending was quite abrupt. Completed for #Booked2022 about a royal and July #Bookspin

Graywacke Congrats on finishing. It is really long. 🙂 4mo
Saknicole Some reads are like that. I was also pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Did you like the new movie? I loved it! 4mo
JamieArc @Saknicole I did like the film! I watched it when I was just starting to read it and I was actually really glad I saw it before getting too far in the book. It helped a lot to see the imagery. 4mo
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sdbruening
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Mehso-so

Made it through! That‘s a long one. I wanted to love it, but I didn‘t. The quotes at the beginning of each chapter got annoying, and reading the thoughts of every character made it feel like there were no surprises or plot twists or mystery…everything was ordained. The cult quality of the Fremen religion was kind of creepy. Because all of the main characters were basically superhuman and faultless it was hard to relate to the characters.

Leftcoastzen 👏😻 5mo
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Nessavamusic
Dune | Frank Herbert
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I am so proud of myself for completing this highly influential classic. The first half I really enjoyed. The world building and political machinations were fascinating. The second half made me uncomfortable and I don‘t especially like our main character Paul. I don‘t think I will continue in the series, but I‘m glad I read it. 3.5⭐️
#20in4 #Readathon

QuietlyLaura 👏💕 5mo
5feet.of.fury Congrats on finishing! 5mo
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Chiperskee
Dune | Frank Herbert
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TLuvs
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Picked up the audiobook from the library, perfect for around them home when I can't sit and read. Really the movie made me what to know more of the world and see what it's all about.

TLuvs The audio kept messing up, so sad! Had to take it back and will pick up book later. 5mo
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Karons1
Dune | Frank Herbert
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My purchases from our north Norfolk jubilee weekend and 2nd Hand bookshop visits ; I finally managed to get a second hand copy of Dune which is my #doublespin #junebingo 😆 it‘s also a buddy read for me with @supanovashelley ☺️let‘s see if I adore it as much as the film 🎥

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TheSpineView
Dune | Frank Herbert
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#MayMoms @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
#Matriarchal

Jessica, the main character's (Paul) mother, was the first character that came to mind.

Eggs Perfect 👏🏻 6mo
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TieDyeDude
Dune | Frank Herbert
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I read Dune in 2009. I was taking the train every morning to Philly for work. I have never not read, and there were some good reads while I was in AmeriCorps, but Dune really got me back into reading for fun after college. I remember reading while walking through the train terminals and down Market Street because I didn't want to put it down. I'm about an hour into the new Dune movie, and it's bringing back a lot of memories of the book!

vivastory This was definitely one of my favorite movies of last year! 7mo
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DcSunshine
Dune | Frank Herbert
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I wanted to read the book to see the movie. I was underprepared for the immersion into not just the book, but its language, and this only being part one of the series. I did enjoy it and would recommend it; but it‘s not for the faint of heart and I won‘t be rereading it (or picking up book 2) anytime soon.

jessjess It's definitely one of those that makes your brain hurt as you try to wrap your head around the concepts! 7mo
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elisebarker
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Ugh. SOOOOO GOOOOOD!! I saw the movie first and fell in love! I always think I‘m not really a sci-fi fan, but I AM!

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peanutnine
Dune | Frank Herbert
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This was better than I expected. Honestly I had no desire to read this going in, but it was my bookclub's pick. First half was slow but then it picked up. A lot of the politics went over my head and I had trouble keeping the characters straight at times. (The audio switched narrators for certain characters but only some of the time?? It was confusing) Giving this a soft pick bc I was looking forward to reading by the end. Won't continue the series

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ClairesReads
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I‘m glad I re-read this- as an adult reader I appreciated the world-building much more than I did in my first read. I could definitely tell that old mate Herbert was dabbling in psychedelics when he wrote this, but it works. Some parts of the story have aged well (and ecological catastrophe is always timeless) while others grate a little in a modern context (hello the patriarchy). Nonetheless, an immersive read that I really enjoyed revisiting.

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Addison_Reads
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Although I hate that it took me so many years to get around to reading this I feel like I wouldn't have appreciated it as much had I read it sooner.

It does have some parts that I feel haven't aged the best, but that certainly doesn't take away from the overall epic immersion I felt while reading it. I'm excited to read the next one and see where the story goes.

#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

vivastory I read, & enjoyed, the first a few years ago but never continued. I'll be curious to see what you think about the other entries. The movie was one of my favorites of last year. 7mo
Addison_Reads @vivastory I'm going to watch it this weekend. Now I am more excited about it since you said it was a favorite. I wanted to watch it last night, but everyone else voted for the new Batman instead. 7mo
vivastory What did you think of Batman? 7mo
Addison_Reads @vivastory My nephew loved it, but aside from a few well-done scenes I thought it was just okay. Fine to watch once, but probably not a Batman movie I'll revisit. 7mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 7mo
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TracyReadsBooks
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Saw the new movie last year, decided to reread the book which I‘ve been doing ever since, a chapter or two at a time ever since. Watched the movie again last night with my daughter & raced through the remainder of this book this morning. Such a great story, one that is hard to put down, even though I don‘t think the writing is all that great. (Had to skip all the inner monologue to get through it.) A science fiction classic for good reason.

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bookishbitch
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Why the ever loving h e double hockey sticks would a publishing company do this in a series? WHY???

vivastory 😬 😬 8mo
Bookwomble 🤦🏻‍♂️ 8mo
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PageShifter
Dune (Movie Tie-In) | Frank Herbert
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This was too complex for my taste but worldbuilding was awesome.

This had an awesome cast of characters and there weren't too many of them. But somehow even their deaths left me cold.

I especially loved the beginning: it was so tense but then I was a bit disappointed when I noticed how rushed it was suddenly. And then started the major - and dullest - part of the book.

#KickTheSlump #SeriesRead2022 #Pantone2022 #TheSupernaturalYear (Prophet)

DieAReader Great job!!🎉🎉 8mo
Clwojick Woohoo!! 8mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 8mo
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Addison_Reads
Dune | Frank Herbert
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April 2022 #BookSpin #DoubleSpin #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

I almost removed Will do to recent events, but after waiting so long for my hold through the library, I figured I would at least give it a chance.

And I'm finally going to read Dune. I've wanted to for years.

vivastory You have an amazing month lined up! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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Mitch
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Fascinating world building from majestically shifting sands, to ecosystems underground. This book is the precursor to every modern sci-fi cult - waring houses, planets & actions at war over resources, humans with extra powers, double crossing, treachery & murder in the bucket load! There's alot to admire in this book - but lots of problems too! The emphasis on environmental collapse & small states breaking free from Imperial powers is compelling.

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Less so is the inappropriately cultural adoption of language, the focus on the white man as saviour and the amount of housekeeping his female characters do! But it's a complicated novel, dealing with complicated ideas - and I profess to have only understood a fraction I am sure! Next stop - the movie!
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The_Book_Ninja Hi. I see this white saviour critique a lot. If I may make a comment: I think that‘s a misconception *sometimes* done by people who haven‘t read Dune. Assuming the Atreides‘ are white, based on whites‘ previous atrocities , I always felt Herbert is critiquing the machinations of those who colonise a land and religiously “educate” it‘s people to reinforce the saviour “role”. That‘s my take but I fully appreciate your review 8mo
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PageShifter
Dune (Movie Tie-In) | Frank Herbert

“The highest function of ecology is understanding consequences.“

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PageShifter
Dune (Movie Tie-In) | Frank Herbert

“Whether a thought is spoken or not it is a real thing and has powers of reality.“

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deliasson
Dune | Frank Herbert
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This book took a long time for me to really get into. It was written in a very different manner where one paragraph could be from the perspective of one character and the next from the perspective of a different character, even if the two are having a discussion with each other. There were also some confusing transitions where how much time has passed is not mentioned. Overall good but uncertain about continuing the series.

DogMomIrene Not sure if this input will help. I loved Dune. I read the next two books in the series and I remember feeling like they were all the same book. I asked two Sci-fi reader friends who had read all 6 and they agreed that the plots are super repetitive. 8mo
deliasson That is good to know! I'll probably still read them because I rarely leave a series unfinished! 8mo
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PageShifter
Dune (Movie Tie-In) | Frank Herbert

“But it‘s a human trait that when we encounter personal problems, those things most deeply personal are the most difficult to bring out for our logic to scan. We tend to flounder around, blaming everything but the actual, deep-seated thing that‘s really chewing on us.“

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PageShifter
Dune (Movie Tie-In) | Frank Herbert

“the proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence.“

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PageShifter
Dune (Movie Tie-In) | Frank Herbert

“It is so shocking to find out how many people do not believe that they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.“

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PageShifter
Dune (Movie Tie-In) | Frank Herbert

“...motivating people, forcing them to your will, gives you a cynical attitude toward humanity. It degrades everything it touches.“

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PageShifter
Dune (Movie Tie-In) | Frank Herbert

“The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance.“

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PageShifter
Dune (Movie Tie-In) | Frank Herbert

“Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.“

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Oryx
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Finally got round to reading this one, and really enjoyed it. I think watching the film first actually helped me, as I was able to slip into the world so quickly. I think I might even read more in this series.

Amiable I bailed on this book after 100 pages. I just couldn't get into it. Your idea to watch the movie first is a good one, though -- I might try that. My husband and son love this book and they were so disappointed that I didn't like it. 8mo
Oryx @Amiable I actually bailed on it about 5 years ago too, and only came back because of the film. So I'd definitely give it a go. 8mo
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Mitch
Dune | Frank Herbert
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One of this years slimmed down reading goals is to read a few classics - starting out in this one today. 👍🏼

Itchyfeetreader Enjoy! 8mo
Emilymdxn Good luck! I have that dune edition it‘s so pretty 8mo
Mitch @Emilymdxn thanks! I did think it was a stand alone - didn‘t realise it was the start of a series so I‘m hoping for a satisfying ending! 8mo
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Mitch @Itchyfeetreader so lovely to hear from you - hope al is well 😍 8mo
Oryx I've just finished this one! Really enjoyed it. 8mo
Mitch @Oryx im enjoying it so far! Just trying to keep track of who is on who‘s side! 8mo
Oryx My recommendation is to watch the film first- sounds odd, but it's really good film, really close to book, and I found it much easier to track everything after that. I had previously bailed on the book. 8mo
Mitch @Oryx ooops! Scheduled to watch movie after the book! 8mo
TLC49steps What an enticing cover!! 👏🏼The movie 🎥 is supreme…that‘s coming from a Sci-Fi fan! 👌 8mo
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Johanna414
Dune | Frank Herbert
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This took me entirely too long to finish, considering I really enjoyed it. Other books just kept getting in the way...
The ending felt a little abrupt but I'll probably continue the series eventually

IuliaC A very long but beautiful one!
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JamieArc It‘s taking me forever to read to (as in MONTHS), but I‘m still loving it! Every time I pick it up to read, I am fully engaged and enjoying it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 8mo
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gbucks43
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Enthralling. Rewarding to learn the universe

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Oryx
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Audiobook means my hands are free for yumminess.

Am loving Dune - first time reading it (the film inspired me to try it finally)

Caroline2 Yum 😋 9mo
squirrelbrain Mmmm 😋 9mo
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brushlo
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second read and first read after the epic film. i enjoyed it. the character of paul is a bit annoying - a bit too perfect etc. but overall great read

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JamieArc
Dune | Frank Herbert
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My cold, dark February nights aren‘t as unpleasant as usual. The Calm app has a Caladan soundscape, which has been great to listen to as I read the book. I‘ve been looking forward to snuggling under the covers at night with Dune in print and sound 📚🎵

Amiable That sounds heavenly! 10mo
JamieArc It‘s wonderful, and Dune is a bit of a chunkster, so as good as the story is, it‘s still taking a little longer to get through it, and the soundscape helps me look forward to it. I know you appreciate the things we do to get through our big books 😊 10mo
Megabooks Nice! 10mo
Suet624 That's wonderful. And I love Dune in all its forms. 9mo
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LibrarianRyan
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Lets start this off easy. Our big winner for adapation was DUNE! This was the only movie title that was not streaming anyone nominated. I loved it so I get it!

#LitsyAwards2021

Centique Loved this too! 10mo
Liatrek Loved this adaption but wish it was a series. All these actors deserved more time to be these characters. 10mo
LibrarianRyan @Liatrek It is!. It was always planned to be, but the production company needed to get movie one out and making movie two to green light the filming of movie 2. Last I looked it is slated for a 2023 release. 10mo
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TracyReadsBooks
Dune | Frank Herbert
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I‘ve been taking my time with my reread, just a couple of chapters a week. Each time I pick Dune up, I‘m reminded that yes, a good story can be poorly written—and I say that with all love and affection for this book. Even though there are parts I have to skim lightly (inner thoughts I‘m looking at you) the story gives you more than enough reason to keep coming back for more. Definitely enjoying revisiting this book!

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Susanita
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Eggs 🤎💚🧡 10mo
Leniverse That was my first thought too. 😂 Spice = Dune 10mo
Susanita @Leniverse GMTA! 10mo
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jessjess
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Christmas book haul! (In addition to Xmen: Dofp)

I've read Dune before as an ebook but somehow Rick found a used SET of books. They're all from the 60s-80s and all appear to be in good shape. I can't stress enough how excited I was for those. Actually I'm excited for all these books! 😄 here's to a great next year of reading!

SRWCF Dang, those Dune books are epic! 10mo
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Lattes_lipstick_literature
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The Hubby keeps telling me to read Dune... but I just haven't 😬 I think it may be my forever TBR

JamieArc I‘m currently reading it after seeing the film. It‘s better than I thought it would be, but still a little slow-going since it‘s a chunkster. 10mo
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