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Name of the Wind (Revised)
Name of the Wind (Revised) | Patrick Rothfuss
There is a legend of a man of many names, of many talents. A musician, beggar, thief, student, alchemist and assassin. He is Maedre. He is E'lir - the clever one - he is Shadicar, Lightfinger and Six-String. But he is best known as Kvothe. Kvothe the Bloodless. Kvothe the Arcane. Kvothe Kingkiller.
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sebrittainclark
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For today's #scarathlondailyprompts here's the King Killer Chronicles.

#scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious

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Meshell1313
Name of the Wind | Patrick Rothfuss
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#alphabetgame #letterN @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

My letter ‘N‘ books is prob my favorite book of all time…or at least top 10!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 2mo
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BookwormAHN
The Name of the Wind | Patrick Rothfuss
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For #LetterN one of my favorite books The Name of the Wind. I really wish Rothfuss would finish the series. Him and George R R Martin are driving me nuts 😼
#AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

KathyWheeler The cover of this version is just beautiful. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 2mo
Meshell1313 Couldn‘t agree more!! 2mo
Lizpixie Me three!🙋🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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Mangelli
Mehso-so

I didn‘t enjoy it as much as I had hoped I would. Occasionally slow and plodding.

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wildwoodreads
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It‘s midyear wrap up time. My Capricorn heart loves to review over my goals. I also love to make note of my favorite book so far, and my least favorite. I like to compare them to my end of the year stats. A lot can change in six months.

Favorite: The Name of the Wind
Least Fave: A History of Wild Places

What was your favorite/least favorite so far?

Full wrap up: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/06/30/2022-midyear-wrap-up/

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wildwoodreads
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Pickpick

I didn‘t want to love The Name of the Wind. But this book is stunning. The writing was lyrical, but concise. I probably would have gotten through it faster if I hadn‘t stopped every few paragraphs to admire the writing. But I think that‘s the fun of it. So I didn‘t want to fall in love, but I did anyhow. Now I‘m just praying for book three. 😂😂😂😂

Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/06/13/the-name-of-the-wind-review/

CrowCAH I have this on my TBR. Love your review of the writing. 4mo
JuliaTheBookNerd Join the book three waiting club 😬😭 I‘ve been a member since 2011 😫 (edited) 4mo
Readergrrl I‘ve read this book, LOVED it, but have held off on reading the next ONLY because I don‘t want it to end! I‘ve heard that the third has been in the works for a loooong time. I don‘t think I could bear the wait if I finished the second with no final installment in sight! 4mo
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Sharpeipup I felt the same way! 4mo
Lostinagoodbook One of my favorites. You have to hear this song. It makes me think of Kvothe in the Eolian. 🙂
https://youtu.be/jzituemkSuk
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BethM I felt the same way! Definitely don‘t skip the novella either! 4mo
BethM @Readergrrl I think GRRM finishes before Rothfuss. I‘m not holding out a lot of hope honestly. I‘m just thankful for the 2.5 books we did get. 4mo
Weisubei I haven't finished my 2nd book, I'm still waiting for book three to finish them together. 4mo
Vansa Why did you not want to love it? It's great! The second book has some ....iffy writing about women but I enjoyed it overall. I hope he finishes the series! 4mo
wildwoodreads @Vansa I didn‘t want to love it because the series isn‘t finished. 😅 4mo
wildwoodreads @CrowCAH Thanks! 💕 4mo
wildwoodreads @JuliaTheBookNerd I didn‘t want to be a part of this club. But here I am. 😂 4mo
wildwoodreads @Readergrrl Same! I‘m reading book two right now but I‘ve noticed that I‘ve been procrastinating it. 😂 4mo
wildwoodreads @Lostinagoodbook I will definitely have to check that out! 4mo
wildwoodreads @BethM I know! I‘ve almost given up on GRRM. 4mo
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wildwoodreads
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I‘ve been in a reading slump this year. Unfortunately they happen to the best of us so here are a few things that helped me break out of mine.

🌲Listen to Audiobooks
🌲DNF Until Something Sticks
🌲Re-read a Favorite
🌲Try a New Genre
🌲Visit a Bookstore or Library
🌲Give Yourself Time

Do you have any helpful tips?

Info on how these tips helped me beat a reading slump: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/06/10/how-to-beat-a-reading-slump/

ravenlee I find graphic novels and middle grade reads can help in a slump. They‘re quick and a change of pace, and both factors can help feel like I‘m getting somewhere. 4mo
5feet.of.fury Genre hopping 4mo
tokorowilliamwallace I hop around widely between an ever-expanding roulette wheel treasure hunt of reading moods very frequently anyway. My mind and attention span crave novelty pretty much constantly (at least regarding information and input)---inundating glut or nothing. I can't usually stick with the same linear development for very long before I need something different, so I'm a very scattered reader because of how slow I read, since I can't finish quick enough. 4mo
KathyWheeler Really easy reads with characters I know and short chapters always help me. Robert Parker‘s Spenser novels were good for reading slumps. 4mo
bookaholic1 I've been in one too, been listening to audiobooks, I am reading THE WAY OF KINGS, which is a chunkier, hoping it will help 4mo
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wildwoodreads
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In May, I told myself that I needed a break from epic fantasy. I had planned to dive back into some genres I‘ve been missing and break out of my comfort zone. But yet here I am with my June 2022 tbr that‘s full of fantasy novels. And I have no regrets. Other than the fact that I love The Name of the Wind and we don‘t know when book three will be out. 😅 But other than that I‘m so excited to dive into these chunky books.

MommyOfTwo I need to read these, I‘ve had the first book forever. 4mo
Follow.my.read I‘ve read and own every…single…book Brandon Sanderson has written! Absolutely love his writing!!!! 4mo
wildwoodreads @MommyOfTwo I really enjoyed the first book! 4mo
wildwoodreads @Follow.my.read I‘m relatively new to reading his work, but I‘m obsessed honestly. 😂 4mo
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Marialou
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Pickpick

Finally got round to reading this fairly recently and loved it!
Can definitely see why so many people love it so much.
A brilliant, character driven epic that has clearly inspired many other authors.

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Zuhkeeyah
Name of the Wind | Patrick Rothfuss
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The start of #wyrdandwonder is fast approaching! I have big plans to finish the tagged and to add way too many new fantasy reads to my TBR pile.

@imyril

imyril Our poor TBRs, they have no idea what‘s about to happen to them! 5mo
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AllDebooks
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I didn't manage to complete my goals for #awesomeapril but I did make good progress with my non-fiction choice of Incredible Journeys. I did complete the tagged as my fiction choice. Now moving onto my next fiction read, which is the next in my #thingsincommon thread. Picking up on wonders in the titles of IJ and new read Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth MacNeal.
@Andrew65
@Clwojick

Clwojick 💖💖💖💖 6mo
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Ddzmini
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So I saw this and had to get it … in love with the you can actually read the words… and it‘s the whole book. 🤗📖

Leftcoastzen Super cool! 6mo
shanaqui I love designs like this! I've seen a couple before, but never actually bought one... 6mo
Ddzmini @Leftcoastzen and @shanaqui I know I love it 6mo
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Meshell1313
Name of the Wind | Patrick Rothfuss
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Obsessed with this series.

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HollyBolly
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#12booksof2021 #May

Wasn't my favorite of the year, but a decent fantasy. This one did the thing that I struggle with for many fantasy worlds. Why CREATE a world where women are second class citizens? Are authors really that uncreative? But it was still pretty interesting and got me started on my audiobook kick.

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OndinetheSea
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Thank you @Texreader for the book!! I've seen this book before but never grabbed it, so I'm very excited to read it! I love the chocolate Santa and I'm also very excited to try the peppermint fudge! Thank you so much!
Merry Christmas and Happy #jolabokaflodswap ☃️🍫📖

Texreader Our family loves Tolkien and I saw you did too. My son‘s English teacher recommended this book if you love Tolkien so we got it for you! I hope you like it! 9mo
StaceGhost I just read this and it was excellent! I‘m mad though because it‘s a trilogy and the last book hasn‘t been published yet 😭 (edited) 9mo
SolaRaynor I loved this book! 9mo
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yoavshai
Name of the Wind | Patrick Rothfuss
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 131.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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vivastory
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I might be misremembering this detail, but I vaguely recall Kvothe spinning out his story next to a #fireplace in book one of the unfinished Kingkiller Chronicles. Fantasy books are always more appealing to me during the winter months & I have a few on my TBR that I am looking forward to potentially reading over the next couple of months. I heard a few days ago that he created a bit of buzz by reading the prologue to Doors of Stone & said it👇

vivastory is “moving forward.“ Whatever that means. #wishesandblessings @eggs @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 10mo
Ruthiella I‘ll believe it when it‘s published! 😆 10mo
Soubhiville 🤞 someday. Maybe. 10mo
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Twainy I heard there is a 10 year anniversary edition of The Wise Man‘s Fear. Just delayed due to Covid. I hope it matches the above edition!! (edited) 10mo
vivastory @Twainy I wondered if they were going to release a special edition for it. I'd be shocked if it wasn't as amazing as this edition. This is one of my favorite special editions 9mo
Twainy It‘s so pretty!!! Insta buy! I‘ve only done that a few times … Abercrombie‘s Age of Madness trilogy is another. 9mo
Eggs 👏🏻🔥❤️ 9mo
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StaceGhost
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Pickpick

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you so much! You‘re so thoughtful ❤️🙏🏻 I absolutely love it 🥰 looking forward to diving into this over the holidays 🎄☃️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!! I hope you enjoy it! ❤️💚 10mo
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Rachiiebookdragon
Pickpick

A great book with a fantastic storyline. 3.75/5 Read for #PopSugarReadingChallenge2021 and #ReadHarderChallenge2021

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TurnerofPages
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When Patrick?!? WHEN!?!?!? 😤

Meshell1313 The same question I ask George 😩 8mo
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Samreamer
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Hahaha this is why I read the reviews first! Mostly just for entertainment.

Picture is of a review on Audible that gives one out of five stars and is titled, “Lipstick on a Pig”.

robinb 😂😂😂🐷 11mo
DGRachel That‘s awesome. I bailed on this one, with about 6 hours left to go in the nearly 28 hour long audiobook. I just couldn‘t listen anymore. 🤣🤣 11mo
Samreamer @DGRachel ooo good to know! I have it on my tbr list and was seriously considering it, but if you bailed… lol 11mo
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Hitchhikerbooks
Name of the Wind | Patrick Rothfuss
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IT WAS NIGHT AGAIN. The Waystone Inn lay in silence, and it was a silence of three parts.

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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strangexlonely
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Just bought the 10th anniversary edition of The Name of the Wind, it's gorgeous. :)

TrishB It is a thing of beauty! 13mo
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Hitchhikerbooks
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A clever, thoughtless person is one of the most terrifying things there is.

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Ast_Arslan
Name of the Wind | Patrick Rothfuss
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Eggs Nicely done ✅👏🏻 1y
MayJasper I especially love the cover 1y
Ast_Arslan @MayJasper I love this cover too 🤩 Hope to love the book as well. Did you read ? 1y
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pppooraikul
Name of the Wind | Patrick Rothfuss
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4th read, as it is my comfort read when life gets messy (well, messier)

Still poetic and beautiful as ever 💚

Soubhiville I‘m with you there. I just love these books, and was recently thinking it‘s about time to read them again. 1y
pppooraikul @Soubhiville Please do! It‘s like giving yourself a reward after a long day 😁 1y
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Caroline2
The Name of the Wind | Patrick Rothfuss
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Pickpick

As recommended by Rachel Parris on ‘Between the covers‘, this was really good! Like if Robin Hobb wrote Harry Potter for adults! It‘s a chunkster and I got restless at the 3/4 mark (prob more me than the book!) but amazing world building, characters to really root for and a plot that keeps you guessing! A fab read! 👍 #betweenthecovers

Oryx I love this book. It's brilliant and I am so mad that the third book isn't out 😁 Are you going to read 1y
squirrelbrain I have to say it‘s not one that I fancy but glad you liked it! 1y
GingerAntics @oryx I‘m still not so patiently awaiting the third book. I get that he wants it to be really good, but it‘s frustrating. 1y
Caroline2 @Oryx Yes! Defo going to read the next one!! 😁 1y
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Sharpeipup
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Vacation can‘t be over if I haven‘t finished my book, right?? #roadtripreading

CrowCAH Correct! Are you in Charleston, SC? 1y
Sharpeipup @CrowCAH I was for brunch yesterday. My nephew lives there. 1y
CrowCAH @Sharpeipup neat! I LOVED the trip I took down there; such history! I want to return! 1y
Sharpeipup @CrowCAH it does have a rich history and some pretty views too! 1y
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LazyLibrary
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Pat, it hasn‘t been 84 years, but it‘s been 1.5 decades since the release of the first book. This trilogy has slowly leaked from my brain overtime. Someone asked if I had read it & for my thoughts, & I realized, why? I can‘t recall. I know I had ❤️‘d it, I know I had been excited. I know that I lost hope of a conclusion about 5 years ago. I wish litsy had polls, Bc I want to know! Whose holding out hope? Whose given up? & Who doesn‘t care anymore?

thegirlwiththelibrarybag About 7 years ago, when it was recommended to me, I thought I‘d wait and start when the last book came out... And at this point it‘s kind of in the “no longer care” basket 1y
AmyG Oh, I barely remember anything at this point. 😳 1y
LazyLibrary @AmyG Same! Like almost nothing lol 1y
LazyLibrary @thegirlwiththelibrarybag Yeah, not even worth it due to lack of conclusion. Neither books can stand alone. It‘s in my NLC Basket as well. 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LazyLibrary, such a shame. I wonder what is really causing the hold up. 1y
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starlight97
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Mehso-so

Oh man, this really is a chronicle. So here comes my #unpopularopinion: I don't mind reading a chunkster if there's good reason for it to be a chunkster. This whole 660 pages was just the beginning of Kvothe's life story which was interesting enough but I still felt like it could've been told in half the amount of pages and still not feel rushed. 🤷🏻‍♀️
📷 sarareadsliterature on Instagram

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty pic 💛 1y
starlight97 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it's so cute that you found the only positive thing in this review 😅💞 1y
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TheRiehlDeal
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Day 6: #Mythical #MayCharacters

This is on my TBR. I heard really good things about this series.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🖤🙌🏻 1y
Eggs Great choice 📚👏🏻🖤 1y
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mom2bugnbee
The Name of the Wind | Patrick Rothfuss
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Busy day today, but getting a bit of reading time in with this #audiobook tome for @DeweysReadathon!

intothehallofbooks One of my favorites!! 1y
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AllisonM89
Pickpick

Reread this for the first time in 10+ years: Its an enjoyable read, but not as brilliant as i remember it being

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
Bradleygirl I hear you on this one. it's got wonderful texture and great character building, but at the same time it's just....so much Kvothe all the time 1y
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Eggbeater
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Mehso-so

I don't know what's wrong with me. Everyone else loved this book. Maybe it was just my mood, but I thought it was too long and too rambling and slow. My interest waxed and waned with the action. It"s like listening to your grandfather give directions and he goes on and on--get to the point!

#MarvelousMarch #Readathon 4th book read
@Andrew65

tessavi This was a so-so for me as well. 2y
snowpaws94 I totally get that feeling. I felt like I was reading this book forever! 2y
Clare-Dragonfly I didn‘t like it. Pretty sure I bailed. 2y
Andrew65 We all respond to books in different ways. 2y
MidnightBookGirl I really loved the audiobook narration, but you know I also listen to it sped up! 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Finally delving into this beast. Kinda hoping I don't like it so I won't have to wait for the third book

LazyOwl This is one of my all time favs 💕 2y
BethM Soooo good. And we‘re never getting a third one lol. 2y
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Twainy
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Congratulations @TheLudicReader

1 - A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie. Why? I work a LOT. It‘s an easy listen with great narration that takes my mind off of our crazy world with an even more insane world! Light on heavy world building & all about the morally gray characters.

2 - The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. It‘s a magical coming of age epic fantasy. Lovely prose. Great narration, world building & character development.

🖤🎉👇🏻

Twainy I rarely re-read/re-listen to anything other than work texts. I was embarrassed to say Harry Potter but I love those audiobooks also. I drove to work listening to those when they came out (have them all on CD & Audible & I‘ve re-listened to those also. Fantastic narration) 👇🏻 2y
Twainy Everyone I‘ve gifted The Name of the Wind to has enjoyed it. From a 12 year old boy to a 70 year old grandma. I don‘t give books as gifts unless they are requested but this is a book I‘ve given to at least a dozen people in the past (never as a gift but as an add-on or “just because” gift). 2y
TheLudicReader Thanks so much for playing! 2y
Twainy @TheLudicReader thank you for posing the questions. I just finished book 2 in Abercrombie‘s new trilogy and now I‘m wishing I had time to re-listen to TNOTW! 😁🤗 2y
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Curtis.Kennedy
Name of the Wind | Patrick Rothfuss
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One of my favorite books of all time, hands down.

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wanderinglynn
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#wondrouswednesday on Friday

1. The original cover is also great, but I love the 10th anniversary edition cover.

2. Mercy Thompson

3. I just gave a coworker an entire list! 😆

Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView 💜

TheSpineView You're welcome! Love the cover! Do you think we will ever get book 3? 2y
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Nelnjali Wow, that is lovely! 2y
wanderinglynn @TheSpineView yes, no, maybe? 🤷🏼‍♀️ someday? Hopefully. 2y
TheSpineView @wanderinglynn It's anyone's guess! 2y
Ruthiella What was the list you gave to the coworker? 😀 Enquiring minds want to know... (edited) 2y
wanderinglynn @Ruthiella urban fantasy, fantasy, & sci-fi recs, particularly those who good audiobook narrators because she has a 30-40 min commute. 2y
Gissy Agree with your comment about both covers, the new one and the old one😍I have both, because I‘m a book collecto😌(not a hoarder)😆 2y
wanderinglynn @Gissy I have both hardcovers plus a paperback edition to read (so I don‘t damage the hardbacks). 😆 Don‘t ask me how many editions of Good Omens I have (currently 5). 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Eggs That cover !!!!! I like #3— 10 books👏🏻📚🤗👍🏼🥰 2y
DogMomIrene I had not seen this cover. Resisting urge to go buy... difficult...😬🥴😳🤯 2y
wanderinglynn @DogMomIrene yes, that was the special 10th anniversary edition. If it helps, it does include bonus contest. #iamabookenabler 😆 2y
DogMomIrene @wanderinglynn That hashtag has me snorting! Thanks! I needed that. The laughter...although I probably will buy the book too since there is bonus content. 2y
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AmyG
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1. A friend just sent me a book of photos by Neal Casal. A beautiful book I will treasure forever.
2. The tagged book. Fantasy is difficult for me. It “clicks” or it doesn‘t. I loved thhis book.
3. Bel Canto - Ann Patchett

@Eggs #WondrousWednesday
*Tagging anyone who would like to play

Eggs Thanks for playing Amy 💗📚👏🏻 2y
AmyG My pleasure @Eggs 😘 2y
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Saknicole
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I‘m wrapping up Christmas presents today. I bought Dillon signed copies of King Killer Chronicles. He is crazy for KKC. Additionally, a few other KKC items I‘ll show once unwrapped. If you have never been to the World Builder‘s site, check it out. I also bought Dillon his TAK board from there. Author approved and proceeds go to Heifer International. 🐄 #kingkillerchronicles #kvothe #christmas

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Follow.my.read
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And the TBR list continues....

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TheRiehlDeal
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I couldn't help but snag up The Name of the Wind. I hear rumors that Rothfuss is going to release the next book in the Kingkiller series, so I want to make sure I read the other books before it comes out.
Also, if anyone has yet to read Winter in Paradise it's on sale.

#kindledeal #ebook

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MidnightBookGirl
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On my #bookquilt because it's simply amazing, even if Rothfuss never finishes the series. Also the audiobook is wonderfully narrated.

Read-y_Picker That is beautiful! 2y
BookwormAHN Lovely 💜 2y
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typefetishist
Name of the Wind (Revised) | Patrick Rothfuss
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Read it in like a day and was VERY glad that I bought the sequel at the same time. It started a bit slow but overall really like the world Rothfuss has built. Curious for more!

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Nelnjali
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Pickpick

4.5🌟 Simply put, I loved this book. It is not as action-oriented as many fantasy books, but that is not to say that it doesn't move quickly. In many ways, it is a coming-of-age tale wrapped in the trappings of high fantasy. It is hard to say what gripped me, but this book gripped me from beginning to end.

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Nelnjali
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Late start to the morning, but finally getting to relax with a cup of tea and a book.

SheReadsAndWrites That's the perfect way to start the day!!! 🤓☕️ 2y
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BaroqueBee
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The audiobook of this transports you into a different world! A real fantasy world I haven‘t sank into since Harry Potter 😍 I recommend to any fantasy fans!

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Any Starkid Potter fans? This is all I could think of when I read this.

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This section where Kvothe is struggling to describe Denna is so moving. Maybe I'm a sap, but Rothfuss nailed this. Love is inexplicable.