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A Dance with Dragons
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin
GAME OF THRONES: A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO. Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series--as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVE In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance--beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind. Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way to Daenerys. But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys's claim to Westeros forever. Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone--a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, will face his greatest challenge. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice. From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all.
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MicheleCroft
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It was my home, though. Not a true home, but the best I ever knew.

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

No one. I am no one.

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MicheleCroft
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I want to live forever in a land where summer lasts a thousand years. I want a castle in the clouds where I can look down over the world. I want to be six-and-twenty again.
--Big Bucket Wull

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

Would she never have a friend that she could trust?

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

Men live their lives trapped in an eternal present, between the mists of memory and the sea of shadow that is all we know of the days to come. Certain moths live their whole lives in a day, yet to them that little span of time must seem as long as years and decades do to us. An oak may live three hundred years, a redwood tree three thousand. To them seasons pass in the flutter of a moth's wing, and past, present, and future are one.
-Lord Brynden

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

Time is different for a tree than for a man. Sun and soil and water, these are the things a tree understands, not days and years and centuries. For men, time is a river. We are trapped in its flow, hurtling from past to present, always in the same direction. The lives of trees are different. They root and grow and die in one place, and that river does not move them. The oak is the acorn, the acorn is the oak.
--Lord Brynden

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
--Jojen

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

You have to wake right now, or you'll go dreaming into death.

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

He does not love me, will never love me, but he will make use of me. Well and good.

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

I am fat, and many think that makes me weak and foolish.
--Lord Wyman

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TamAnder
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Pickpick

Miss the show. Wish Martin would‘ve finished the books in time for the series storyline to follow it more closely.

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TheSpineView
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Look what came today. Love it! This lovely t-shirt @Clwojick designed for me! I was totally not expecting the extras. I ❤ bookmarks! Thank you so much! BTW I love red. Today has felt like Christmas!

Clwojick So glad you liked it! ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
TheSpineView I wasn't the only one. My dog had to see if it was for her. Hence the photo bomb.🤣 2mo
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Books_n_Whatnot
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

“You are the blood of the dragon. You can make a hat.”
-Daenerys

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Books_n_Whatnot
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

“Light our fire and protect us from the dark, blah blah, light our way and keep us toasty warm, the night is dark and full of terrors, save us from the scary things, and blah blah blah some more.”
-Tyrion

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Books_n_Whatnot
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

“She wants fire, and Dorne sent her mud. You could make a poultice out of mud to cool a fever. You could plant seeds in mud and grow a crop to feed your children. Mud would nourish you, where fire would only consume you, but fools and children and young girls would choose fire every time.”
-Barristan Selmy

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Books_n_Whatnot
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All caught up and I liked this one a lot! Tyrion‘s plot was super exciting and different from the show so it felt fresh. I ended up loving Quentyn Martell. Unfortunately, he got exactly what he went to Meereen for: “Fire and blood.” Finally, it is buckwild to me that Arya has these warg-like abilities that weren‘t even mentioned in the show! I guess I‘ll read the prequel while waiting for The Winds of Winter since GRRM is taking his sweet time.

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MicheleCroft
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I carry mine own sorrows with me, everywhere I go.

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JessClark78
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1. This is actually a reread. Hoping to finish by the end of the month.
2. Not really. Probably just more reading and watching movies.
3. Chocolate Chip
4. I played the trumpet in elementary/middle school.
5. 🖤🖤🖤

#FriYAYintro

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TamAnder
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I stopped reading this series when the show started to consume my evening reading time and then time spent in conversation ...and finally all the time in debate and fan theory discussion (sigh), but I find myself becoming nostalgic for the good ole days of GoT. Decided to pick up where I left off.

KristenDuck Listening to A Game of Thrones right now! 3mo
TamAnder @KristenDuck - Were you a fan of the show? I fell into watching that after starting the book series as a way to keep the characters straight in my head. Thankfully it was early on in the first season. 3mo
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I kind of love that I finished reading A Dance with Dragons while in the air. The characters have become so much more complex. The protagonists have many dimensions and while you love to root for them, some of their decisions make you uncomfortable. The “villains” are just as interesting, sometimes more, and at times you find yourself kinda rooting for them too! I‘m thrilled there are two more installments coming out.. not soon enough!

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3mo
Ruth7 Thank you! I was excited to hear about this app. It‘s as amazing as I was told! 3mo
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BookwormAHN
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This book leaves a lot of cliffhangers. Most were summed up in the show, except that season 5 and book 5 seem to deviate in a lot of places. It makes me wonder if some of characters in the books that are not in the show come to a dead end. Valar Morghulis 🐺🐉🦁
#neverendingseries #GrowUp #BBRC @LibrarianRyan
#GoTcad @BookwormM I'm ready for our discussion when ever you and the rest are.
First book for #BFCr3 @wanderinglynn

LibrarianRyan ❤️😁👍🏻 4mo
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JessClark78
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I had planned on rereading all these books before the final GoT season aired. That didn‘t happen so I took a short break. About to get started on this to finish up. ⚔️⚔️⚔️

Erofan 😍 4mo
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Sarahandhella
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I was listening to the tagged book when I went into my second bedroom (aka library) looking for my kitten who had become mysteriously quiet. And found Marvel snug as a bug behind my books. Love her even if she eventually knocks them out. ☺️

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laurenduke300
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I really did it this time! 📚🥳🍻🎉 #24in48

LitDrivenGirl Congratulations 📚🤗!!!!! 4mo
24in48 Amazing! 4mo
biblio_ginger Yay! Congrats! 😁 4mo
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Megabooks Congratulations!! 💃🏻💃🏻😎😎 4mo
Simona 👏👏👏Congratulations❣️ 4mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 4mo
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laurenduke300
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This is my favorite book from this weekend. Still nowhere near finishing it, but that‘s just another reason why it‘s so good! #24in48 hour 42 challenge

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Skeebies05
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Finally on to the last (available) book! Its been a rocky road. High highs and low lows. Here‘s hoping it ends on a high! And come on, lets get back to Tyrion!

Lady_Tigana_20 Tyrion is my favorite. He definitely has a bunch of chapters in book five. 4mo
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laurenduke300
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My horrible morning face with my first book of #24in48. SFF is my favorite genre and this is one of my favorite series! Hour 6 challenge.

Lauram It‘s not a horrible morning face!! You look great! 4mo
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laurenduke300
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Starting off #24in48 with this book that I‘ve been meaning to read for years. So excited!

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Varshitha
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Mehso-so

Finally, managed to finish the series. The last two books were boring and dragged a lot but helped me get out an year long reading slump.. struggling to pick the next book as brain is still stuck in the GOT world..

Redwritinghood I loved the whole series until this one. I only read about a third of it when it first came out, then put it aside and never picked it back up. 4mo
Varshitha @Redwritinghood Yea,, this took me the longest to finish. I just couldnt leave it unread, had to know what happens.. 4mo
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SoniaC
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So at long last I have finished these books. At least until the next one comes out. If it ever comes out.

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js0315
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Forgot to mention I finally finished this for the third time.

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TrishB
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#icedance
Waiting (im)patiently George 😁
#maymoviemagic

Caroline2 Ohhh yes!! Have you seen the TV series ending yet? I‘m hoping George comes up with a better ending! 👍🏻 6mo
TrishB @Caroline2 I‘m hoping so! 6mo
Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
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rretzler Me too! 😔 6mo
rretzler I feel as though there is a remote possibility of The Winds of Winter, but little hope for A Dream of Spring, given his age and the time it has taken him to write 4, 5, and 6! 😢 6mo
TrishB @rretzler unless they‘re already there in the cupboard just waiting!! 6mo
rretzler In an interview recently, he swears they‘re not and I tend to believe he‘s probably telling the truth, although I‘m certainly hoping he‘s not! It took a long time between 4&5 and with being busy with the show, the time between 5&6 seems similar. Who knows? I‘m not holding my breath!🤣 6mo
MicheleinPhilly This comment is completely unrelated but I did a thing with Amazon UK and have been stocking up on cheap series books so give me ALL the recommendations. 😬🤫 6mo
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly I‘m on it! In work now but will be back 😁 6mo
MicheleinPhilly Will look forward to it. Thanks love! 😘 6mo
rohit-sawant Hahaha 🙌🏼 I'm hoping to start reading the series soon! 6mo
gradcat @rohit-sawant You & I must be the only people IN THE WORLD who haven‘t read these—I haven‘t even watched the television show (*great big gasp*)! 😲 6mo
rohit-sawant @gradcat 😄 I was in the same boat and only got on board after it was three seasons in. People making a fuss when someone mentions not having watched it is quite eye-rolley. It's refreshing to come across anyone who hasn't given into the hype. On a similar note, I've also yet to read the Harry Potter books which I'm really looking forward to! 6mo
TrishB @gradcat @rohit-sawant read/watch when you‘re ready 😁 so worth it. 6mo
gradcat @rohit-sawant I love that: eye-rolley! So true! And ditto me on Harry Potter—haven‘t read the books & haven‘t seen the movies! My heavens! So sorry @TrishB ... maybe someday.... 6mo
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AnansiGirl
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#MayScavengerHunt
•with multiple points of view
•where a character dies
•is part of a series

@Clwojick @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid

Clwojick Woohoo! 6mo
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mjdowens
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This game is played so much in this book I swear I could almost play it by now. Let‘s get to war! 🐉

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AlobelThee
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My parents caught on to the Crave TV demos of Game of Thrones, found with Rogers Ignite as a new TV setup. That allows Seasons 1 & 2 for free, before the rest needs a subscription. Mom & Dad were okay with skipping on to S5 on sale at Walmart. 😄 I helped them out with S6 & 7 as well. -- That's going faster and somewhat alternative to the reading.. I might wait a bit more here with reading A Dance with Dragon, until Winter does start to arrive. 😜

rretzler I am also waiting for Winds of Winter (for both watching beyond S5 and for a reread)...but I think it may be a looooonnnnggg wait. (Even more than it already has been)😫. 6mo
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TuesdayReviews
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With #GameOfThrones drawing to a close, I am revisiting the book series. A Dance with Dragons has obvious issues, although perhaps not as bad as the long wait for book 6 makes them seem. My full review - https://everydayshouldbetuesday.wordpress.com/2019/05/14/revisiting-george-r-r-m...

DylanT Finally someone is willing to be honest about just how bad Dance of Dragons is. I really disliked this book, but not as much as Feast for Crows. That was a REALLy bad book. Such as shame after how good the first 3 books were... 6mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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I‘m done!! 🎉🎉🎉

This series was a commitment, with ups and downs, but overall, I enjoyed it. ADWD started out rather terribly, but drew me in about 1/3 of the way through. It was still a slow journey that I probably won‘t repeat.

#seriesread #pop19 #imaginarycreature

#BFC #bookfitnesschallenge

#MayScavengerHunt : dog in it (Ramsay‘s hounds), >300 pgs, multiple POV, made into 🎥 (b/c some episodes are as long as a movie!), character dies

4thhouseontheleft And now the wait begins... 😂😂 6mo
TrishB This one could have done with a good edit! 6mo
Soubhiville I love your collection! 6mo
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4thhouseontheleft @TrishB It definitely needed editing! 6mo
4thhouseontheleft @Soubhiville Thanks! Varys is our newest. 😃 (edited) 6mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 👏🏻 6mo
TheSpineView Congrats! A good accomplishment! 6mo
TheReadingMermaid Very nice! ❣️ 6mo
Marina_h Congrats! Will you be reading the rest of the series if the books ever gets published? 6mo
BookwormAHN Congrats, I'm working my way through that last book as well 👏🏻 6mo
kspenmoll Congrats! 6mo
4thhouseontheleft @BookwormAHN I thought the beginning was really, really slow, but I finally got more into it. 6mo
Marmie7 That's awesome! I finished the series last month and am now reading fire and blood. Targaryen history, definitely not boring! 6mo
BookwormAHN It is slow, but getting better. 6mo
Caterina You did it!!! 👏 🙌 🎉 Yay!! 6mo
TheSpineView 👏 6mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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Maybe, just maybe, I will finish this book today. 183 pages to go. 🤞🤞

@wanderinglynn would this be able to count towards the #bookfitnesschallenge? I wasn‘t sure if books started before today can be included.

wanderinglynn Yes, as long as you complete them within the 6 weeks. 6mo
SaturnDoo That drink looks so refreshing 😍 6mo
BooknerdsLife You can do it! 🤗🤗💖 6mo
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4thhouseontheleft @wanderinglynn Ok, thanks! I've been reading this 1,100 page chunkster for 2 weeks, I better finish soon! 😃@Saturndoo it's really yummy! It's a bit cooler here today, I needed a reminder that summer is just around the corner! @Booknerdslife Not if I spend all day on Litsy! 😂 😂 6mo
BooknerdsLife @4thhouseontheleft Hahaaaa 🤣🤣🤣 like what I‘m doing right now? 😆 instead of reading before bed? 😅🙈 6mo
Cathythoughts I‘m very tempted to start this book series... also tempted by the refreshing look of your drink 6mo
Velvetfur This is a lovely photo ❤️ 6mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cathythoughts It's had its ups and downs, but I'm glad I've read the series! I'll also be glad to move on, it was a major commitment! 😂 6mo
Kaye 💖 6mo
Chrissyreadit Your drink looks so yummy! 6mo
Caterina You can do it!! 👍 6mo
4thhouseontheleft @Caterina Got home from date night and immediately picked up the book again! Only two more chapters to go but I got this 😕look from my hubby. But only for a moment, he knows not to come between me and the end of a book. 😂 😂 6mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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I finally reached the one and only Jaime chapter in ADWD! 😮😮

300 pages to go...

#gameofthrones #gotcad

KathyWheeler Jaime went from being one of the characters I hated the most to being one of my favorites. (edited) 6mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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An afternoon training I had today finished early, so I‘m taking some me time with an aperol spritz before I go home. ☺️ I‘m also in one of the Charlotte neighborhoods we are considering moving to, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to check out the vibe. We‘re getting tired of the suburbs.

RvnclawWhovian Love a good aperol spritz! 7mo
TrishB @RvnclawWhovian me too 👍🏻 7mo
hilded Ah, my favourite summer drink 🍹 7mo
4thhouseontheleft @RvnclawWhovian @TrishB I walked in planning to get a cappuccino, until I saw aperol spritz on the Sunday special list. 🎉🎉 with the ☀️ peeking through the clouds, I took it as a sign to order one of my fave summer 🍹. 😃 7mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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Morning reading in bed, #lazyday!

I think this is the first Melisandre POV chapter. This should be an interesting ride! 🔥 🔥 #gameofthrones #asongoficeandfire

This will check off a lot of prompts for #MayScavengerHunt if I ever finish it! 600 pages to go....

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BookwormM
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#GoTCaD

Tomorrow is the 1st of May which can only mean it‘s time to return to Westeros are we all ready?

I predict someone will die within the 1st 3 chapters.

PS hubby is still making has way through book 1 not sure he will read the rest 🤣🤣

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Enjoy the books, I did! 7mo
rretzler What a fantastic series! I‘m due for a reread, but not until book 6 comes out...if it ever does. 😔 7mo
BookwormAHN I think that is a pretty solid prediction 😸 7mo
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AlobelThee
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I'm trying for the Dragons book, after finishing Crows over the winter. We know how it is, to be catching up before the show starts showing around. 😸🐉 I've been hiding away from most everyone lately, since a friend of mine got me a RetroPie device, with all the 80s/90s games. Keeping it to Pokemon Pinball should help to get my addiction back to reading. -- I still have the Vampire Lestat to continue on my reads.

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4thhouseontheleft
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Our encore azaleas look beautiful right now!

After attempting laundry (except for carrying the basket which I can‘t do for another 2 1/2 weeks), making lunch - masoor dal - so 😋, and putting away a bunch of groceries, I hit my wall. It‘s the most I‘ve done in one morning since surgery, so I am taking the rest of the day off to stop and smell the flowers. 🌺 🌸

Zelma Sounds very productive! And what a gorgeous spot to rest! 7mo
AmyG Looks beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your day! 7mo
JennyM Looks the perfect spot to spend some time recharging 7mo
Tamra So pretty! 7mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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Thank god for the Bran chapters.

Although as a whole, I am getting drawn into this tome the further in I go. Except for the Daenerys chapters. Her choices are killing me right now. #asoiaf

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4thhouseontheleft
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Ironically, when I went to update GR, I realized I‘m on page 134 in both books that I am reading right now!

Of course, in ADWD, that‘s not very much progress at all. 😂😩

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4thhouseontheleft
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While resting at home, I might as well dive into this chunkster! Then I will finally be caught up! #gameofthrones #asoiaf #seriesread

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