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The Eye of the World
The Eye of the World: Book One of 'The Wheel of Time' | Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, and Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
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Shemac77
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Panpan

Wasn‘t my cup of tea. Which is weird since I typically enjoy fantasy.

julesG Can't all be winners. Great plant. Do you know what it's called? 2mo
Shemac77 @julesG I‘m sorry I don‘t! It was in a coffee shop and I was messing around while waiting, taking pictures of everything. 2mo
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reading_rainbow
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Book mail 🤎

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Messiejessie
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Pickpick

I liked this book, but didn‘t love it. I don‘t think I like it enough to want to continue on with the series.

Zoes_Human It‘s rare for me to say this, but the show is better in a lot of ways. 3mo
Messiejessie Wow! I haven‘t seen the show yet, I‘ll give it a go. 3mo
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Lizpixie
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#AlphabetGame #letterE

This one is the 1st book in the Wheel Of Time series & is one of the best out of the 14 books it encompasses. Setting up the magic system, the main players & the world that is one of the most intricate & involved out of all the fantasy series I‘ve read. I highly recommend reading this if that kind of story told well is what you‘re after.

Buchbeeg Nothing compares to the feeling of reading that first book! It is just magic! 4mo
Graywacke Great pick. This is the book that led me become a reader. I was 17, a resistant reader, and got carried away by Jordan‘s opening world. I dreamt about it. 🙂 4mo
Lizpixie @Buchbeeg I know, I wish I could read it for the 1st time again @Graywacke I was already a big fantasy reader but it quickly became my top fantasy series of all time. And I‘ve had dreams about the world all the time. It‘s like my own fan fiction in my head!🐉🗡🌈 4mo
Graywacke @Lizpixie i like that, your dreams as your own fan fiction. I was only briefly a fantasy reader. But i have a soft spot for Jordan and his style. His way of staying and keeping in the moment also still appeals to me. (Sanderson never could quite capture that, although I love what he did to finish the series) (edited) 4mo
Lizpixie @Graywacke I know what you mean. Sanderson just doesn‘t have Jordan‘s knack for the intricacies of characters either, for the last few books most of the MCs are just different and it throws me off when I‘m reading too.🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
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JessClark78
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The first book in The Wheel of Time series. This is one of the books I‘ve recommended the most.

#AlphabetGame #LetterE
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

A book you‘d recommend whose title starts with the featured letter.

these_dreams My husband loves this series! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 4mo
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wordslinger42
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@TheAromaofBooks I belatedly decided to make a #bookspin list for August (but did not look at the numbers first!) I took a break from the challenge in July and I'm excited to jump back in this month 😊

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Never too late to BookSpin!! 4mo
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Branwen
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#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

I'm a day late! Oops! 🙊

☀️ I would love to live in England, preferably somewhere near the coast, like Dorset! I have always felt like I am British at heart!

☀️ I love the end of Return of the King, when Sam returns to the Shire after bidding farewell to Frodo!

☀️ The first Wheel of Time book, The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan. After spending so much time with those characters they feel like family to me!

RaeLovesToRead You need to visit!!!! I might not recommend Nottingham per se, but York is gorgeous... it's the Morris dancing festival this weekend where I live 😆 5mo
ozma.of.oz Oh that is a great pick for a homecoming scene! Thank you for sharing! ❤️ 5mo
Branwen @RaeLovesToRead We need to plan this trip someday! 🐱💕📚 Are you going to that festival this weekend? It sounds fun! 5mo
RaeLovesToRead Yeah, it's right up the road from me... I always love watching the Witchmen 😁 I'll see if I can take some pics! 5mo
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Mourad
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If you need another series to binge through HERE IT IS!

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Shemac77
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Finally starting this series.

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brushlo
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great start to a great series. can‘t believe i hadn‘t heard of this series before…

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Lizpixie
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Bk2 of April & #AwesomeApril #Readathon was done Wednesday. Another reread, this was a mix of both audio & print book. One of my fave comfort reads when I‘m not feeling great, the world building, characters & story is fantastic(and much better than the tv series!!)Yes there could‘ve been better female characterisation & has no lgbtq rep but it was written over 30yrs ago. Still recommend #bookspinbingo #seriesread2022

Andrew65 Sensational 👏👏👏 7mo
TheSpineView Fabulous! 🤩 7mo
TheAromaofBooks This series has been on my list forever!! 7mo
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Writeme
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Pickpick

Forgot how great this was 30 years ago. 😂😂😂 loved the TV series too!

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KristiAhlers
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For publishing year 1990 I chose this title. Although this is really not my cuppa reading wise I wanted to branch out during this reading challenge and try new author. I can appreciate why people enjoy this author as this was a fantastical world and it is inhabited by a colorful cast of characters. Will I read the rest of the series, probably not but I did enjoy this title #19822022 #100readingchallenge @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Awesome! 8mo
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Branwen
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#tarottakeover @ErinSueMreads

Today's card is the Two of Cups which focuses on our past and how we got into our current situation.

For this prompt, I'm choosing a whole series; specifically the Wheel of Time series. Because of the things Rand got into in his past life (*cough* Lanfear *cough*) he has to deal with a lot of trouble in his current existence! 😁

ErinSueMreads I've heard of these books and have always been intimidated by the commitment they present 😂😂😂 8mo
Branwen I mean...you're not wrong, they are a HUGE commitment! 😂🤣 8mo
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therubberduckninja
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Pickpick

It‘s been years since I last read this, but I decided to reread the whole series. I still enjoyed it, though maybe not as much as I did years ago.

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IndieNorth
Eye of the World | Robert Jordan
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This was the first book series I ever had the joy of experiencing. Not many books give me a sense of nostalgia like these books do. I remember forgotten memories as I once again turn the pages twenty years later.
To return to this series after so much time has passed is a strange sensation. It's almost like reading it for the first time. I have no clue what's going to happen, and yet it's all so familiar.



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Cailey_Mac
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I know it‘ll be a couple more weeks before I can officially start this (once I finish all the books I‘ve started this month) but I‘m going to dive right into The Wheel of Time series! I was originally going to just watch the show, but I think I need to read the books first ☺️📚

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BlueGeraniumBooks
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Pickpick

While there may be nothing new under the sun, fantasy novels certainly seem to be called out frequently for being derivative of those that came before them.

Yes, Thee Eye of the World has some derivative elements. There is a “chosen one” and a quest trope, as well as other well-worn tropes sprinkled throughout.
If you hate those tropes, then this novel isn‘t for you.
However, if — like me — you actually like these tropes, consider picking it up.

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SeaToSkyes
Eye of the World | Robert Jordan
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Forgot to post my #bookhaul from last weekend! I traded in some of my #unhaul at Half Price Books and then got some new ones. Went ahead and got the second Ice Planet Barbarians book even though I'm only about halfway through the first one. It's weirdly good??? I guess I understand the hype somewhat! Lol 😂

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GatheringBooks
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#ItHadToBeYou Day 7: been reading the tagged book since late December, it is such a chunkster, so it is slow going.
Reading our #NYRBBookClub pick for March, and the other three for our #DecolonizeBookshelves2022 reading theme. I thought I better get my fantasy fix from a POC author, and what better author than Ken Liu, of course.

Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 🤩 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻📚👍🏻 10mo
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Shamzi
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I am almost halfway through this loooooong book!!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome quote!! 10mo
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Kenyazero
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Mehso-so

If you love epic fantasy like Lord of the Rings or The Sword of Shannara, you'll probably enjoy this book. It took about 400 pages for this book to start developing its own character, or for the characters to stop being as flat. The girl never stopped being flat, though. Overall, not a bad book but it just didn't stand out to me. #Fantasy #EpicFantasy #HerosJourney

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deliasson
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Pickpick

This book is AMAZING! It's very confusing to start with because it jumps right into the story and the world the author has made but once you get roughly 100 pages in, you're hooked.
The only thing that I disliked a little bit was that the main character was a little bit dense sometimes.

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strangexlonely
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Pickpick

Got the whole series for Christmas cause I felt the show had a lot of gaps, I'm gonna try to read it all by the first half of the year. This was a good start, very typical high fantasy book: a quest and reluctant heroes and a magical guide. I like there's more of a gender balance in this and I loved Moraine, though I might be biased cause I love Rosamund Pike. 4.5 ⭐

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GypsyKat
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Pickpick

What a wonderful intricate fantasy! This book has everything! The world is deeply layered and rich, the characters are unique and interesting, and the plot kept me turning the pages late into the night. I don‘t know why it‘s taken me so long to start this series! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Lizpixie Woohoo!🙌 #WheelOfTimers 10mo
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Uralkodo
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2022 BOOK 3 ~ The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan
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#thewheeloftime #theeyeoftheworld

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Kenyazero
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Today ends the #JoyousJanuary #readathon and I almost met all of my goals! Finishing the tagged book was a little too ambitious considering it's a ~30 hour audiobook.

Finish The Red Scrolls of Magic
✅Start The Eye of the World
🎧Finish The Eye of the World (70%)
✅Finish The Heart Break Bakery before it returns to the library
🎧Read a graphic novel or manga (70%)

Bonus goal:
✅read 3 national geographic articles

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍📚 Thanks for playing along. 10mo
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GypsyKat
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I‘ve finally started reading the Wheel of Time series, and OMG it‘s so good! Why did I wait so long to read this?! Also I love a good #BookMap ❤️

Lizpixie Yay! 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 10mo
Soubhiville Also good: puppies in cozy sweaters! ❤️ 10mo
The_Penniless_Author Glad you're enjoying it! I finally read the whole series last year and loved it as well. A warning though - you're going to hit sections in the middle that are a real chore to get through, but stick with it. It steadily improves again, and the last four books are excellent. Now I wish I could read it again for the first time 😄 10mo
GypsyKat @Soubhiville Yes indeed! 🥰 10mo
GypsyKat @The_Penniless_Author Thank you! Good to know! 😊 10mo
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GatheringBooks
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I enjoyed the Amazon series so much, that I hunted the first two books down. One of those rare instances when the series seems more impressive than the book. But will still wait and see.

BookwormM Food looks amazing (edited) 10mo
TracyReadsBooks I really liked tv show too! I read much of the series (10 of the 14 books) back in the day. I thought it started strong but then Jordan soon got very enamored of the world and his characters and dived into the minutiae of things at the expense of forward progress in the story. Still, I really enjoyed the first 4-5 books and I have friends who love and rave about the entire series. 10mo
Kimberlone Paella? Looks tasty! 😋 10mo
GatheringBooks @TracyReadsBooks glad to read this! I can clearly see the divergences that the Netflix adaptation made from the original to make the storytelling more fast paced - and it actually works, i thought. I was overwhelmed when i found out there were 14 books in total! But i was that enamored by the series that i did not wish to leave that world soon and wanted to dive deeper into it through the books. 10mo
GatheringBooks @Kimberlone yes! Seafood paella. 💕🍽🧚🏻‍♀️ 10mo
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Kenyazero
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I did some audiobook crafting this evening while my husband was out of the house. I was collaging some old calendar and discarded book pages to make a backing for a slightly damaged poster that's too small for the frame I had. I'm not sure that I like how this improvised poster backing turned out. #AudioCrafting

RaeLovesToRead Looks good! 10mo
SRWCF I love it! Very creative! 10mo
Kenyazero @SRWCF Thank you! 10mo
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Ladygodiva7
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Long overdue for a Wheel of Time re-read. My fav series!

#wot #wheeloftimeseries #wheeloftimebooks #npr100sff #theeyeoftheworld #thewheeloftime

Kyndrill Mine, too☺️ 4mo
Ladygodiva7 @Kyndrill ✌🏻✌🏻 4mo
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Ivonnini
Eye of the World | Robert Jordan

He can not make you his, unless you let him

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Mitch
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Just finished book 1 - so heading over to the TV series to see how it holds up…… interesting casting, scenery is magnificent but everyone is at least 10 years older than I imagined! #booktoscreen

wanderinglynn That looks like a painting! Gorgeous. 11mo
MariaW Looks like the Neverending Story 🙈 11mo
Mitch @wanderinglynn The world building on the screen is super lush. They‘ve done a great job 11mo
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Mitch
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Its amazing! Intricately plotted, a hugely immersive world and a cast of characters - both fringe and central - that just leap off the page. Intersecting time lines, arduous journeys, fantastical quests, special powers, epic battles and a host of intelligent cats - it has it all. With so so many fab books in the world - im not sure I'll read the next 13 in the series - each at 800+ pages.....but I might!

Sharv_Sona Wow.. the cover is so pretty! 11mo
Mitch @Sharv_Sona unfortunately book 2-14 doesn‘t match! 11mo
GypsyKat I‘m reading this too! On the last chapter. So so so so so good!!!!! 10mo
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Mitch @GypsyKat yeah! It was your posts many moons ago that put this on my radar! 👏🏼 10mo
GypsyKat @Mitch I remember talking to you about it! Love that we both finally took the plunge! 😆 10mo
Mitch @GypsyKat synergy! 10mo
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Mitch
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But mama… you said ‘just one more page‘ lots of pages ago..

squirrelbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
OriginalCyn620 Aww! So cute!! 🐶❤️ 11mo
Hooked_on_books What a face! 😘🐶 11mo
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wanderinglynn So sweet! ❤️🐶 11mo
TrishB Look at that face 🐶♥️ 11mo
Mitch @Hooked_on_books @TrishB He knows how to work his angles! 🤣 11mo
Gissy 🐕 😍❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
Soubhiville So handsome! 11mo
CoffeeAndABook Boy!! You know you‘re truly beautiful if you can get away with that camera angle 😂 what a sweety 😍 11mo
TheSpineView That face! Adorable! ❤🐾 11mo
DGRachel I just want to squish that face. He‘s adorable! 11mo
elkeOriginal That FACE! 🥰 11mo
BethM Awww 11mo
Cupcake12 🐾🐾💕💕 11mo
iread2much Such a cutie pie 11mo
Mitch @DGRachel he‘s love a squish from you 😘 11mo
Mitch @CoffeeAndABook 🤣🤣🤣 11mo
UwannaPublishme How cute is he! ❤️ 11mo
Mitch @UwannaPublishme he‘s a heart breaker that‘s for sure! 🤣 11mo
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Mitch
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Really loving reading this book in time with this podcast - which stops and chats about stuff every 10 chapters! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

BiblioLitten Somewhat like a buddy-read😃 11mo
Traci1 Ooh fun. 11mo
MicrobeMom I plan to start it tomorrow on my drive Into work!! Thanks for sharing! 11mo
toebeans cool, I never knew about this podcast. I'm reading the series as well and am on book 4! 11mo
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Mitch
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I am NOT moving for at least an hour - For anything! #imatagoodbit

MicrobeMom I just finished this one! I really enjoyed it! 11mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm This is my all-time favorite book series! I hope you enjoy it! ❤️ 11mo
Mitch @MicrobeMom im loving it too. I‘m do a read a long with Jenn Northingtons podcast - so read a chunk and listen to her talk about a chunk! She‘s done all 14 books - might just do one and then switch to the TV version not sure yet! 11mo
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Mitch @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm loving it so far! Have you read all of them? 11mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Yup! I‘d like to do a reread soon, but books I haven‘t read yet keep calling my name. 😅 11mo
MicrobeMom I am going to check out that podcast! I have watched the 1st two episodes of the tv series. It is very different from the book, but I like seeing the world come alive. 11mo
Mitch @MicrobeMom it‘s called Tar Avalon or Bust x 11mo
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Mitch
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Hi @BookNAround - so I‘m ending on fantasy and starting the year with cults!

It‘s fascinating to see everyone‘s reads - and has taken the pressure off knowing where to start the new year!
#lastfirst

Cortg Cultish is my next audiobook, downloaded and ready to go! 11mo
Mitch @Cortg I loved her interview on The Stacks a few episodes ago…. Engaging woman 11mo
Cortg @Mitch Thanks! I'll have to look into it 🙂 11mo
squirrelbrain I loved Cultish… you should watch LuLaLove on Amazon too, if you have it…. 11mo
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Lizpixie
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My #9thBookOf2021 for #September is a reread. The 1st book of the Wheel Of Time series, It‘s been my favourite fantasy series since I picked it up in 1990. To the point of my original paperbacks falling apart with duct tape holding a few together. I‘ve lost count of how many times I‘ve reread them, I was so hoping the tv show would do it justice, but should‘ve known better. Sigh🙄 Highly, highly recommend. #12BooksOf2021

Andrew65 I need need need to read this series! 11mo
BooksAreTheNewBlack Just finished this a couple days ago!! The ending is the tv show is just crazy. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 11mo
Graywacke I enjoyed season one, but found it a strange effort. I read this one in 1990 too - but I haven‘t reread it. (!) 11mo
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Mitch
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I have a bit of time to myself tonight - everyone‘s eating left overs and cake and I‘ve retreated! This is possibly the snuggliest blanket I‘ve ever had the pleasure of snuggling @DGRachel I might never be parted from it!

kspenmoll So happy you have some alone time. By the way, what a beautiful pillow! 11mo
LapReader I love everything about this xo 11mo
AmyG In your beautiful chair! ❤️ 11mo
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DGRachel Yay! 11mo
Crazeedi It looks like the perfect reading nook! New char, beautiful pillow, awesome blanket, enjoy 💕 11mo
Avanders What a beautiful pillow! 😍 11mo
Mitch @kspenmoll @avanders it‘s lovely isn‘t it - all seaweeds and lichens! 11mo
Mitch @AmyG I‘ve been planning how to get some private sitting time all day! 👍🏼🤣👍🏼 11mo
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EmMcKee
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“She set herself a new goal, then: to be allowed to braid her hair younger than anybody ever. She did not really think the Women‘s Circle would allow it, but a goal that was easy was no goal at all.”

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GatheringBooks
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#WishesAndBlessings Day 29: A lot of #Secrets in this novel, which I would not have known existed if not for the Amazon Prime series that I absolutely devoured! Cannot wait to read and find all them 14 bookses! Bibingka and tiramisu-flavoured coffee. 💕

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks delicious 😋 11mo
Eggs Mmmm Tiramisu coffee ☕️ 11mo
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MicrobeMom
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My post Christmas goal is to finish this today!!! Looking forward to a day reading!

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Mitch
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“ Mumma - stop with that big chunky paper thing and come play with me!” #readingproblems !

DGRachel SO CUTE! 11mo
AlaMich Well, you can‘t say no to THAT face!! 11mo
Mitch @AlaMich he relies on that - 100%! 🤣 11mo
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Mitch @DGRachel ♥️ 11mo
squirrelbrain Hi Woodford! 👋 11mo
Gissy 🐶❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
JohnLAndBenji Benji is no different sometimes. 11mo
iread2much Aww. He still looks so young 😊 11mo
Mitch @iread2much he‘s 18 months now- but still a baby! 11mo
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Mitch
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It‘s been a while since the stickies have been out to markup for a BuddyRead. This time it‘s with the fabulous Jenn Northington (Book Riot) and her Wheel Of Time podcast 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Traci1
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TheSpineView Awesome! 11mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 11mo
ozma.of.oz Wow! An impressive time! 11mo
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