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Hero of Ages
Hero of Ages | Brandon Sanderson
Who is the Hero of Ages?To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness---the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists---is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more powerful earthquakes. Humanity appears to be doomed.Having escaped death at the climax of "The Well of Ascension" only by becoming a Mistborn himself, Emperor Elend Venture hopes to find clues left behind by the Lord Ruler that will allow him to save the world. Vin is consumed with guilt at having been tricked into releasing the mystic force known as Ruin from the Well. Ruin wants to end the world, and its near omniscience and ability to warp reality make stopping it seem impossible. She can't even discuss it with Elend lest Ruin learn their plans!The conclusion of the Mistborn trilogy fulfills all the promise of the first two books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the series click into place, and surprises, as satisfying as they are stunning, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and delight. It all leads up to a finale unmatched for originality and audacity that will leave readers rubbing their eyes in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream.
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HeyT
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I absolutely cannot. Yesterday it said my hold was estimated for six weeks so I started reading my physical copy and ended up reading all of part one. Now I have to decide if I want to finish in audio or not. The narrator is really good but I‘ll finish it faster if I eye read. Decisions are hard guys.

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HeyT
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So I maybe picked this one up right away despite the fact that I was doing the series in audio because my hold for the audio is six weeks out and I can‘t wait to see what happens next.

CBee I‘m just here for the super duper cutie pie doggie 😍😍😍 19h
Enchanted_Bibliophile I'm still trying to figure out how I didn't see the end of this one coming... I thought I knew who the Hero was until I read the words... 😍 15h
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claudiuo
Hero of Ages | Brandon Sanderson

Just finished what I thought was last in the Mistborn series, but it turns out it was only book 3 of 7 (not counting a short story and a novella). As everything Brandon Sanderson I've read, this book was great: a lot of action, magic, unexpected twists and turns, great characters (both good and bad) and quite a lot of emotional moments. Loved it!

@PuddleJumper - my #Roll100 February #2 pick!

PuddleJumper Brilliant! 5mo
Nute One of my favorite reading experiences is one of his smaller non-series books. 1mo
claudiuo Can you please let me know which one? I just bought the first book on the Stormlight Archive series and can't convince myself to start it. Over 1200 pages. For a slow reader like me that is a very long book. I love his writing and of rather read a shorter not part of a series book. 1mo
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The last day of December is tomorrow, guys. I can‘t believe it. Since I‘ll be doing my 2021 wrap up tomorrow let‘s get the December one out of the way.

I didn‘t read a lot of physical books this month. It‘s been so hectic, but I did listen to several audiobooks. And I found a new favorite book of all times. So, I would deem this a successful reading month.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/12/29/december-2021-wrap-up/

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Guys, I did it! I finally finished The Hero of Ages, and it was amazing! When I first started the Mistborn series I thought the political machinations were the main focus. But I was wrong. The second book hinted at the bigger picture, but The Hero of Ages takes that and runs with it. This book changed everything, and I loved it.

Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/12/20/the-hero-of-ages-review/

BookDadGirlDad These were so good. The final twist was so cool. I rarely read a series back to back. This one just drove me book to book. 6mo
wildwoodreads @BookDadGirlDad They were! Have you read the second era yet? I hope they‘re as good. 6mo
BookDadGirlDad @wildwoodreads Not yet. I need to put them on the TBR with the 54643675246 other books I want to read 😁😁😁 6mo
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wildwoodreads
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🎄It‘s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.🎄

I‘ve finally decorated my bookroom for Christmas. My tree my be a little large for my space, but it still makes me happy. I can‘t wait to curl up with some hot chocolate and a good book.

Full bookroom tour: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/12/03/its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like-christmas-...

ozma.of.oz How cozy! 🎄 7mo
Allydanielle88 That tree is very pretty, and the room looks so comfortable and relaxing 😊 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🎄💚 7mo
TurnerofPages Very cozy!! 7mo
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wildwoodreads
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🎄I had so much fun making my December 2021 reading journal spread. I decided to go all out for the last month of the year. I broke out of my normal routine for this spread and I really love it. I used to like a very uniform, almost formulaic theme, but I think I‘m ready for something new. 🎄

Do you keep a reading journal?

Full spread: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/12/02/december-2021-reading-journal-deck-the-hall...

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wildwoodreads
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I‘m not putting much on my December 2021 tbr. I want to mood read this month. Plus, we‘re probably going to be really busy. While I like setting goals, I know sometimes taking a step back is better than setting unattainable goals. So I hope to read these, and The Hero of Ages is my top priority. What are you reading this month?

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wildwoodreads
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Happy Labor Day, guys! How are we here already? This year has flown by. Today I started thinking about the books that I need to finish before 2022 and somehow I ended up with a list of Sanderson books. So here they are. What books do you need to finish before the end of the year?

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/09/06/books-i-need-to-finish-before-2022/

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Eggs Great cover!! 10mo
BookDadGirlDad That is a much more interesting cover than the one I have. 10mo
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TheSpineView @BookDadGirlDad I didn't realize there was an alternate cover. 🤔 10mo
BookDadGirlDad @TheSpineView I have a Mass Market edition box set. Different covers 10mo
TheSpineView @BookDadGirlDad Oh.. that explains it. 10mo
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PetiteMass
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A fantastic end to the series! It really showed the depth of the world created!

BookDadGirlDad Mistborn is one of the very few series I read back to back. That ending!!! Didn't see it coming!! 10mo
PetiteMass Yeah I also read it back to back, couldn't get enough! I know! Such a fantastic ending! 10mo
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My August #WrapUp doesn't look to bad.
I didn't realise I reaf this much. It felt like I read very little outside of The Hero Of Ages

My favourite for this month was definitely The Hero Of Ages
I'm still not sure what I'm feeling towards Bunny.
And my least favourite was the 2 Graphic Novels.

I'm aiming to read 5 books in September.

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Samreamer
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Very good ending to this series. There honestly was no other way the author could end it. Is this how I wanted it to end? Definitely not, but he had no choice. Everything was wrapped up beautifully. (Also finished this ages ago and forgot to submit my review!) 7/10

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LazyOwl
Hero of Ages | Brandon Sanderson
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1. I don't really know anyone far away, but I'd love to spend time with some book loving fellows overseas.

2. I'm thankful for an empathetic and understanding boss. She has been really supportive this week with my health issues.

#ThankfulThursday @Cosmos_Moon Thanks for the tag 🤗

@Abailliekaras @DaveGreen7777 @Cathy_J @mrp27

DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the tag! 😊 2y
LazyOwl @DaveGreen7777 No problems 😁 2y
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Mishu94
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Finally about to dive into this baby! 😍 I hope the end is as epic as the beginning was! 🙊

KrystalClarity I‘d love to hear what you think when you‘re all done! I‘m on book two of the second Mistborn trilogy and having a great time 😃 2y
Mishu94 @KrystalClarity I loved book 2! It was so fast paced and I‘ll definitely let you know! 🤗 2y
Mishu94 @KrystalClarity I just finished reading it and I‘m just speechless! I‘m happy and sad at the same time! 😭 2y
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KrystalClarity @Mishu94 I know, right?? I love how everything ties up so neatly at the end. I didn‘t see it coming, but once I made it through I could see all the setup that had led to it. 2y
Mishu94 @KrystalClarity yes! It was so amazing! I think I‘m going to read his other works aswell! 2y
KrystalClarity @Mishu94 Nice! Have fun! If you want to stay in this world there‘s a second Mistborn trilogy that‘s set a few hundred years in the future, the first one is called Alloy of Law. I‘m on book 2 of that trilogy right now, it‘s basically a Western and it‘s pretty great 😃 Or if you‘re interested in some more epic fantasy, The Stormlight Archive is fantastic! That series starts with The Way of Kings. (edited) 2y
Mishu94 @KrystalClarity okay! Is the storm-light Archive as good as mistborn? I‘ll get to that then! 2y
KrystalClarity @Mishu94 So far, I have loved every single one of the Stormlight Archive books ❤️📚 I‘ve posted reviews for each of the ones I‘ve read so far if you‘d like to look but to answer your question, yes! They are as good as Mistborn 😃 2y
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GatheringBooks
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#FallFinds Day 8: Clearly, Fats has a preference for #fantasy novels as can be seen in her book haul. More here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-hqo

Eggs Beautiful covers👍🏼👏🏻 2y
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KrystalClarity
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Pickpick

It‘s difficult to remain spoiler-free when reviewing the third novel in a trilogy, but suffice it to say that all of the loose ends got tied up neatly with a spiffy little bow. Details that I hadn‘t noticed in the previous books are masterfully put into play here and the commentary on the nature of faith spoke directly to my own experiences. It is rare for me to feel like I‘m on the same page with someone on that front and it was truly nice.

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Why did they believe? Because they saw miracles. Things one man took as chance, a man of faith took as a sign. A loved one recovering from disease, a fortunate business deal, a chance meeting with a long lost friend. It wasn‘t the grand doctrines or sweeping ideals that seemed to make believers out of men. It was the simple magic in the world around them.

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RobStark92
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Sorry I haven‘t posted in a while I‘ve been stuck in my feels lately going through some stuff but here‘s a picture of Dumplin laying on my belly last night while I was reading.

Gdsjenny My daughter wants rats. I‘m putting her off until after our upcoming move. Dumplin looks very loving. 2y
Ruthiella Hope you feel better soon! 😀 2y
AmyG Feel better. Your nurse is too cute. 2y
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kamoorephoto 💓💓💓 2y
TheBee ♥️🐞♥️ 2y
Zelma I understand having the feels. It is just a shit year and doesn‘t help if you have other personal stuff piled on. Welcome back. 2y
Nute I hope that you are doing okay, Robert. It was nice to see a post from you and Dumplin! Take Care! Sending {{{HUGS}}} 2y
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claudiuo
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Libraries are slowly reopening in my area and with that library sales are back. Yay!

Couldn't resist... 😁

Most I will drop in one of the #littlefreelibrary around but a couple are for me to add to my huge TBR pile.

jessi_2013 Haha that's impressive! 😝 Have fun! 2y
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juliegumdrop
Hero of Ages | Brandon Sanderson
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I‘m on the third #Mistborn book. It‘s so good! #epicfantasy

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Martta
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After reading this I'm thinking Brandon Sanderson should go into politics. I've never read more wise fantasy book! 😁

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TheSpineView
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Here is my book haul from yesterday. I was very excited to find the two Robin Hobb books in hard cover at $3 each. Score! The stacks just get bigger!💜📚💜🤣

Mitch That‘s a great haul! 😃 2y
TheSpineView @Mitch I was super excited to find so many great books.😁 2y
Mitch @TheSpineView the Hobb 😻💕😻 2y
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Johanna414
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I told myself I was going to be really productive and #audioclean while the kids were at daycare today... but it‘s way more fun to #audiocrochet
I‘m giving myself 20 minutes before I make myself get up and vacuum...

Buchbeeg 😍 I LOVE what you have going on there! So pretty! 2y
RealLifeReading Lovely pattern you‘ve got going. Is that for a baby blanket? 2y
Johanna414 @RealLifeReading Yep - we‘re in the middle of a baby boom at work right now 😂 2y
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This is so heart-breakingly true! ☹

AkashaVampie very true!! 2y
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Martta
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Train reading. 🚂🚃🚃🚃 Heading home after spending Christmas with my parents. Only three pages in and I'm already hooked. 🤓

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Verba Docent
Hero of Ages | Brandon Sanderson
Pickpick

An excellent and satisfying ending to this trilogy! Solid internal consistency of the plot and world. I had a lot of fun experiencing this adventure of gritty, high fantasy.

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Saturday night done right!!

I have been reading this book for months but getting to the last hundred pages and plan to finish it this weekend.

My favourite book series by far. 😍

ozma.of.oz I love Brandon Sanderson! I‘ve never read this series though! (edited) 3y
my.books.in.squares @chaoticgoodhufflepuff his writing is amazing. Defo pick up this series if you get a chance I absolutely love it. 3y
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ScientistSam
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Well, I finally did it. I made it through this epic trilogy! Sanderson's world-building is simply amazing. This final book is hard to read - it's the end of the world after all, and it's hard to know if they're going to make it, and if so, who. It wasn't the ending I wanted but it's a satisfying one.

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Book 1 was a near perfect con-artists-plan-a-heist-to-save-the-world thrill ride.

Book 2 was a slow moving city-under-siege tale.

Book 3 was... jeez, it was a lot. Lots of discussions about benevolent authoritarianism and the forces of two warring gods (who maybe should have been introduced in this trilogy before now) battling it out while the world comes to an end.

I have no issues with the ending though. It was extreme, but fitting.

DGRachel I loved book one, but I bailed on book two. I‘ll get back to it eventually, because the series was recommended by a friend so I feel obligated. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
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BekaReid
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Finally finished the Mistborn trilogy! I felt a bit let down by book 2 so it took me longer to get around to reading book 3. But I'm glad I did resume the series. The Hero of Ages was quite a rewarding and satisfying read!
(Line pictured made me laugh. Me either, TenSoon!)

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BekaReid
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Yes, finally some time to return to the mists!

LiteraryinLawrence Nice bookmark! A friend got me this same pattern but as a pair of socks. 😋 3y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Bookmark 😆😂🤣 3y
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my.books.in.squares
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Slowly making my way through book number three in the Mistborn series. I love Brandon Sanderson's books but it takes me a while to get through them!

DaveGreen7777 I‘m the same way with Sanderson! I‘ve been going through “Oathbringer” very slowly, not because I‘m not enjoying it (I‘m loving the book), but because there is so much detail and world building, I want to savor every word! 😊 3y
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Well, we are a little over a month into the school year and I‘ve already had a student tear through the first Mistborn trilogy while I am crawling through book 3.

On the one hand that‘s kind of awesome, but on the other I now live in fear of spoilers.

#TeachersOfLitsy

LibrarianRyan 😁 😂 3y
LeahBergen 😆😆 3y
Billypar Ha- love this! 😃 3y
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batsy I love it 😆 3y
ljuliel Isn‘t that a neat idea ! Do you always put your current read on display for your students ? What a great way to snag new readers . 3y
TiffanyMichele Yay! You respected the Mistborn book hangover *applauds* 3y
vivastory Hey, I hope everything is okay. You're missed around here. 3y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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The end of The Well of Ascension was supposed to be full of surprising twists, but it left me more confused than anything, and I revisited it last night so that I would be mentally ready to wrap up the Mistborn trilogy.

#Starting

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xicanti
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It took me a while to invest in THE HERO OF AGES, partly because I was disappointed with THE WELL OF ASCENSION and partly because so many characters argue for authoritarianism in the first half, but I got there in the end. Sanderson finishes strong, with plenty of epic sweep, about a million callbacks to small yet integral details from earlier in the series, and some seriously meaningful moments. I‘m glad I finally read it.

xicanti A note on the audiobook: narrator Michael Kramer does a wonderful job of giving each character a distinct voice, but that‘s a bit of a liability here because it makes Hero of Ages‘s identity obvious from the first epigraph. 3y
jchawkins I recently found out that a BUNCH of books, including this series and the Way of Kings and Elantris, are all a part of one big universe, and have sneaky little call-backs in them across the different series! 😲 Mind blown! 3y
xicanti @jchawkins yeah, I‘m pretty eager to see where he goes with the Cosmere! I THINK I‘ve read that the Stormlight Archive is at the centre of the whole thing, but I could be wrong there. 3y
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xicanti
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I hit the 82% mark with THE HERO OF AGES while I cleaned this morning, but that‘s hard to show so here‘s a bit of #audiopuzzling from a few days back.

It took a little while, but the book‘s properly hooked me now. I‘m eager to see where all these interesting threads end up.

Chrissyreadit I love your puzzle! 3y
xicanti @Chrissyreadit it‘s from a 10-puzzle collection by artist Josephine Wall. I‘ve been working through them from smallest to largest. 3y
AkashaVampie I keep seeing people post about audio and puzzles. I should try this sometime. Maybe I'll actually get more reading done. 3y
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ladym30 That puzzle is stunning!😍 3y
zezeki I love Josephine Wall's art!! 3y
thecurlybookworm I sometimes color with audiobooks but I would love to try puzzles! 3y
xicanti @AkashaVampie I find them especially useful in the winter, when I can‘t do so many audiowalks. 3y
xicanti @ladym30 @zezeki I love her colours. 3y
xicanti @thecurlybookworm they‘re fun! Brand new ones are expensive, but I get all mine from the thrift store or Dollar Tree, which sells little 500-piece puzzles. 3y
thecurlybookworm @xicanti That‘s a brilliant idea! I‘ll keep an eye out there, or maybe raid my parents‘ house and see if they have any! 3y
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The finished seafood stew, served with rice and sour cream as per the original cook‘s directions. It‘s DELICIOUS! The broth‘s wonderful, all the ingredients work well together, the rice adds a good tooth, and the sour cream tang is just perfect.

The only downside is, I didn‘t measure anything except the mushrooms so it‘ll probably never taste like this again. Oh well. I‘ve got at least two more meals in the pot & I WILL enjoy them. #audiocooking

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I‘ve got a pot of seafood stew bubbling away on the stove. This recipe caught my eye while I was flipping through the vintage cookbook my friend gave me for my birthday, and I can‘t wait to try it! The broth‘s tasty; a good sign.

Tonight‘s #audiocooking efforts have left me with about 2.5 hours to go with THE HERO OF AGES. With any luck, I‘ll finish it tomorrow or Monday.

4thhouseontheleft That looks delicious! 3y
xicanti @4thhouseontheleft I have high hopes for it. It‘s packed with good stuff like clams and mushrooms and basa. 3y
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xicanti
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I accidentally tapped on the little progress bar in Libby and discovered useful information! Hurray!

I think it must count pauses of a certain length as the start of a new listening session, since I‘m pretty sure I haven‘t had quite so many tiny dips into the book. Then again, I‘ve been at it for days and days so I could be wrong.

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From this morning‘s #audiowalk with Casey. I‘m past the halfway point now! Someday, somehow, I‘ll finish THE HERO OF AGES. I‘m still enjoying it, but I‘m also really leery of investing myself because Vin seems to be the only character opposed to authoritarianism. I hope to see that change throughout the back half.