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The Once and Future King
The Once and Future King | T. H. White
The Once and Future King is a collection of four works of Arthurian fantasy. The book includes The Sword in the Stone, The Queen of Air and Darkness, The Ill-Made Knight and The Candle in the Wind. It's the story of Arthur, as he becomes King, the romance of Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere and the adventures of Merlyn the wizard.
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dabbe
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Thanks so much for the tags, @TheSpineView and @Read4Life!

This was a toughie!
1️⃣ I love the Pongos from 101 Dalmations. 🦴🐾❣️
2️⃣ I know Disney made The Sword and the Stone, the 1st book in White's tetralogy The Once and Future King, but I think all 4 books would be fabulous if made by Disney (or even Peter Jackson, who brought to life the Lord of the Rings in the early aughts).

TheSpineView You're welcome! Thanks for playing 2w
psalva Ooh! A Peter Jackson interpretation would be so cool. 2w
PathfinderNicole 101 Dalmatians is my son‘s all time favorite Disney movie!! He has a plushie Lucky that gets toted everywhere with him (along with a plush Pokey from Pokey Little Puppy) 2w
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Read4life You‘re welcome! Love that movie idea. 2w
dabbe @psalva Right? 💕 2w
dabbe @PathfinderNicole Your son has excellent taste! 😂 😍 💕 2w
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TheAromaofBooks
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Since I obviously need another buddy read 😂 @AvidReader25 and #BKClubCare are hosting the #OAFKingAlong starting in April... another classic I've been meaning to read, so why not?? #Imayneedhelp #whydoIfindbuddyreadsirresistible

KathyWheeler Oh my! It‘s been actual decades since I read this book! 3w
TheAromaofBooks @KathyWheeler - It's been on my TBR forever, so I'm excited about an excuse to prioritize it!! 3w
KathyWheeler @TheAromaofBooks I hope you like it. I loved it a million years ago — it got me into this Arthurian phase where I read a whole lot of Arthur stories. 😊 3w
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BarbaraJean Gaaaaah why do you tempt meeee?!? I have the same problem! 😂 This has been on my TBR for years as well, but so has The Count of Monte Cristo, which I‘m buddy reading in March/April, and do I really need another buddy read? With another chunkster, no less? When I‘m also doing the #Clarissa buddy read? Here I go to click on the hashtag anyway…😂 3w
TheAromaofBooks @BarbaraJean - Right?? I just agreed to join the Agnes Grey buddy read as well... I had never really done any kind of group reading before joining Litsy, and I have been astonished at how it really does inspire me to keep plugging away through “hard“ classics. Thankfully I didn't hear about Monte Cristo until it was too late 😂 3w
BarbaraJean It‘s amazing the difference it makes in helping me pick up and finish books I keep putting off! Litsy buddy reads are how I finally tackled Les Mis and Gone with the Wind. And it‘s not too late for Monte Cristo if you want to jump in… I haven‘t started my reading yet! 😂 2w
Lcsmcat This is so tempting! It‘s been on my shelf forever, so I may have to join in. 2w
BkClubCare @BarbaraJean @thearomaofbooks - Count of Monte Cristo is a LOT of fun, FYI 5d
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Repost for @BkClubCare

A readalong announcement 📣 #OAFkingalong

Melissa (@AvidReader25) and I are hosting or, rather, planning on reading this in April and we made a button and invented a hashtag cuz that is watcha do when you buddy-read a book, right? I might find fun postcards to mail, too… (lmk you want 🐌 mail: 📧 me at bkclubcare at gmail)

Everyone welcome. Informal, maybe will be a weekly recommended page count and recap? Just for fun.

AvidReader25 Join us for a fun relaxed readalong! 3w
vivastory This hashtag 🤣👏 3w
BkClubCare @vivastory - thank you thank you ☺️ 3w
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BkClubCare
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A readalong announcement 📣 #OAFkingalong

Melissa ( @AvidReader25 ) and I are hosting (?) or, rather, planning on reading this in April and we made a button and invented a hashtag cuz that is watcha do when you buddy-read a book, right? I might find fun postcards to mail, too… (lmk you want 🐌 mail: 📧 me at bkclubcare at gmail)

Everyone welcome. Informal, maybe will be a weekly recommended page count and recap? Just for fun.

AvidReader25 This will be fun! 3w
wordslinger42 I would love to join in and snail mail sounds fun 😊 3w
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TheAromaofBooks Oh no, another classic series I've been meaning to read! 😂 I'll come along for the ride, and would love some snail mail!! Are you thinking of a chapter-a-day pace, or something different? 3w
BkClubCare @TheAromaofBooks - lovely! Haven‘t figured out a plan yet exactly 😂 AND, I might have your 🐌 mail address YAY 3w
BkClubCare @wordslinger42 - YAY! Send me an email with your 🐌 mail address: bkclubcare @ gmail 3w
TheAromaofBooks haha well keep me posted - I found a used copy on Pango today so it should be here in time!! And let me know if you don't have my address, as I hadn't gotten around to the part where I email you yet 😂 3w
BkClubCare @TheAromaofBooks - nope, I can‘t find it. Em me at bkclubcare [at] gmail 🤩 3w
TheAromaofBooks Okay, I emailed you!!! 3w
BkClubCare @TheAromaofBooks okay, I have a postcard in today‘s outgoing! 3w
BarbaraJean @AvidReader25 @BkClubCare I just found this and I can‘t resist, even though I probably have waaaaay too many buddy reads on my plate right now! Would you add me to your tag list? 2w
BkClubCare @BarbaraJean - welcome! Of course😊 2w
Suet624 Just ordered my book!
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BkClubCare @Suet624 - and I ordered postcards. 2w
Lcsmcat Can you add me to your tag list please? This has been on my shelf way too long! 2w
BkClubCare @Lcsmcat - Sweeeet! Yes, will do > @AvidReader25 sword 🗡️ ALSO, we need to ask who wants a postcard? (edited) 2w
AvidReader25 @BkClubCare I‘ll ask on my post! 2w
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AvidReader25
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Some books linger on your TBR list for way too long. Time for a readalong! I wanted to read this book since watching The Sword in the Stone a million times as a kid. @BkClubCare & I are tackling this one in April. We‘d love for you to join us! Very laid-back, just sharing thoughts as we go along. It‘s hailed as the greatest fantasy classic in history, so I‘m sure they‘ll be lots to discuss. Tag your comments with #OAFkingalong if you join!

RaeLovesToRead Ooh, I'll try to join!! 4w
rubyslippersreads I love this book, but haven‘t read it for years. I‘ll try to squeeze it in if I can. 👑 4w
AvidReader25 @rubyslippersreads @RaeLovesToRead Yay! It‘s always more fun reading with friends! 3w
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RaeLovesToRead I've had this for YEARS!!! And it comes highly recommended 😊 3w
BkClubCare Squeeeee! 3w
batsy Yes, please! I'd love to join in. It's been on my shelf for awhile. 3w
AvidReader25 @batsy Yay! Mine too. I can‘t believe I‘ve owned it for so long. 3w
Vansa I LOVE this book and haven't read it in years. Would love to be a part of this buddy read, please include me! 3w
Read-y_Picker I‘d like to follow along. I kinda dropped it at the second part when everyone had grown up and got all serious lol. Bout time I finished it, I think! 3w
AvidReader25 @Read-y_Picker I love it! Join for as much as you‘d like! 3w
AvidReader25 @Vansa Welcome! Glad you‘re joining! 3w
MeganAnn This one has been lingering on my shelf for way too long as well! I‘d love to join in! 3w
AvidReader25 @MeganAnn So glad you‘re joining! 3w
Bluebird I‘ll try to join too! I read this years and years ago and really liked it. I‘ve been meaning to re-read it, so this will be a good reason to put it off no longer. 3w
AvidReader25 @Bluebird You are welcome to join! Looks like we‘ll have a good group. 3w
thereadingreference Been on my shelf forever! I'll join! 3w
AvidReader25 My amazing cohost @BkClubCare god some fun postcards for a Readalong! Let us know if you would like her to send you one. 2w
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Therewillbebooks
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We begin with Matt's stories from vacation and then move into his review of Sally Rooney's novel, “Beautiful World, Where Are You.“ From there we begin the selection process for our new seasonal book, and with the help of fan nominations, we land on a great choice! Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7DWVyVmEnsaSWwAdXrXmIs

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I‘m just about to dig into February‘s double spin so I‘ll be all ready to go for #BookSpin in March. As always I kept the list the same by only replacing the drawn numbers. New editions this month are Those Who Hunt the Night and the Earthsea omnibus which is the first four.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
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Nathan_Opland-Dobs
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Mehso-so

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Zoes_Human
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Bailedbailed

This was all a bit Disney for me to begin with, but the decision to DNF came when I hit the THIRD casually racist comment about Native Americans. This is an Arthurian legend set in England. What kind of effort of will does one need to slam Native Americans repeatedly in it? #doublespin

(NOTE: According to another reviewer, there's an n-word in a rant by a *checks notes* deranged bird later in the book. Why??!!)

ozma.of.oz Yikes! It has been many years since I last read this book. I don‘t remember this at all. 🤨 2y
Zoes_Human @ozma.of.oz I've come across that too. Books I picked up from years ago and was stunned to see what I missed. It happens. The reviewer who mentioned the n-word was talking about her shock at finding all that after she'd encouraged her kids to read a book she had very fond memories of. She had really complicated feelings about it. I can relate, but for me it's A Horse and His Boy. 2y
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ozma.of.oz Oooh yeah. That‘s a rough one to go back to. I feel the same way about L Frank Baum. Which is frustrating, given my username. Ozma, and the Oz books, were such an important part of my childhood. But Baum held some truly reprehensible views on Native Americans. 😔 2y
Ruthiella I don‘t remember this either, though I know that there have been various editions that were subsequently edited by White. I only remember the Sword in the Stone part where Newt is learning from Merlin. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Oh it's always hard when a childhood favorite turns out to have issues that we didn't remember. 😕 2y
TheAromaofBooks As a side note, if you are in the mood for some Arthurian books, I absolutely love Gerald Morris's Squire Tales series. 2y
Zoes_Human @ozma.of.oz Oh no! I haven‘t reread those since I was a kid! Thanks for the heads up. 2y
Zoes_Human @TheAromaofBooks Thanks for the recommendation! 2y
ozma.of.oz His views don‘t really show up in his books, not that I can remember, but I had no idea about it until a friend shared an NPR article from like ten years ago with me. 2y
Zoes_Human @ozma.of.oz Gotcha! 2y
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Zoes_Human
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Phew-wee! The trouble with reading books written in the 1930s is when that casual racism slaps you in the face. 

ozma.of.oz This is the edition I have! ❤️ 2y
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TCLinrow
Bailedbailed

I tried, I really did. Maybe it's the writing style, maybe it's the format, but the very idea of listening to ten more hours of it fills me with dread, so I'm out.

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TCLinrow
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This book is just so.... odd.

It's as if it can't decide when it's set and it's making it so hard to follow... 🤔

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Leftcoastzen
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A dear friend and I finally had a gift bag socially distant masked up gift swap today . Let‘s call it belated everything.Yes, she gets me !

AllisonM89 Camelot! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Magpiegem Oooh those are awesome gifts!!! 2y
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StaceGhost
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Pickpick

We had a delightful time 🎃 I‘ll miss you spooky season 🖤see you next year

Texreader Awww!!! 2y
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StaceGhost
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Pickpick

Burn baby burn 🔥

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behudd
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Bailedbailed

I had really good intentions with this one, and was super interested to see what the “real” story was like instead of the movie versions I‘ve seen. But I only made it through part 1 “The Sword in the Stone.” It was good - equal parts funny & boring - but I just wasn‘t interested enough to keep going. Maybe in the future I‘ll come back for parts 2-4... @TheAromaofBooks this was my August #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! My favorite Arthur retellings are the Squire's Tales by Gerald Morris. 3y
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behudd
The once and future king | Terence Hanbury White
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This is my August #bookspin but I‘m definitely not going to finish it in August. I‘ll keep listening to it, though, and will officially review it once I‘m done. I am enjoying it so far! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! At least you're making progress!! 3y
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behudd
The once and future king | Terence Hanbury White
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“One Thursday afternoon the boys were doing their archery as usual.” 😂👏🏻
(Image begins: Pick up the book nearest to you and turn to page 45.)

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Ruthiella
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Isn‘t the evolution of young Wart into King Arthur one of the best versions of #weaklingtohero trope? 🤔

#tropesinaugust

Klou Brilliant!! 3y
Amiable I just bought this book for my son—I‘ve never read it, but it looks good! 3y
Ruthiella @Amiable I liked it as a child for sure! Hope your son does to! 3y
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📖 The Once and Future King
✏ George Orwell
📺 The Outer Limits
📽 Office Space
🎤 Oasis
🎶 Only The Lonely - The Motels

#manicmonday #letterO @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💛 3y
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Currently reading! A treat since the last book was a bit rough.

#fantasy #kingarthur

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Centique
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This is a difficult book to describe - partly because in 800 pages you can be a lot of things! A retelling of Malory‘s Morte D‘Arthur with TH White‘s own spin on it - it‘s at times farcical (and gave me some Monty Python vibes) at other times lyrical about the natural world and medieval England. But much of it is written during WW2 and TH White is visibly struggling with the concept of war and aggression and cruelty. ⬇️

Centique I will need to read this again I think, because there is a lot to process. Reading about the Round Table years was an absolute joy and the humour and pathos are both brilliant. White‘s efforts to comprehend war and humanity are harder to read (problematic in parts from my perspective) but it‘s worth it I think, and it gave me more understanding of the man. 3y
CarolynM Ok, I'm convinced. Stacked. 3y
Centique @CarolynM I hope you like it! Forgive me if you don‘t! It is 800 odd pages... 😬🤞🤞🤞 3y
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Thought you‘d get this reference @CarolynM 😂 It‘s like TH White is telling the Arthur story to a bunch of 1950s English schoolboys. There are a lot of asides like this that I‘m enjoying!

CarolynM 😂 Love it! We could have fun deciding who Tristram and Lamorak are - Lara and Tendulkar maybe? Do you want to make the case for Martin Crowe? As an aside, my family got very excited about jousting after we watched a televised tournament that was shown on Christmas Eve a few years ago. I can definitely see the cricket comparison 😂 3y
CarolynM @Andrew65 You might get a laugh out of this too. 3y
Centique @CarolynM I‘ll make a case for Hadlee rather than Crowe! Statistically I may not be right - but he had the manner and grace of a knight methinks 😊 3y
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Andrew65 @Centique If it‘s grace, it has to be David Gower, one of the most graceful batsman but also played at Grace Road 😂 for Leicestershire too. Still remember his double century when I was in the ground at the Oval. @carolynm Thanks for the tag. 😊 3y
CarolynM Jousting for batsmen, some other knightly endeavour for fast bowlers I think😂 3y
Centique @Andrew65 @CarolynM lovely choice! 3y
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AshleyHoss820
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Excuse me, but how, HOW, has this book escaped me for this long!? The Sword in the Stone (Book One) is straight whimsy and I love it. While White tends to go off on tangents, I think we can forgive him, since he‘s writing in a post-war world. This sticks fairly close to Malory, but White adds so much more depth to the characters. Fantastic work! #1001Books 166/1,001

MatchlessMarie Thanks for reminding me about this one. I‘m a nerd and made a list of books referenced in Criminal Minds and this was one of them 😁 3y
AshleyHoss820 @MatchlessMarie Well, you‘re welcome!! I may have to re-watch Criminal Minds and make myself that list! One of my favorite shows!! 😊 3y
Susanita I love Criminal Minds! So sad it‘s ending. However, this book landed on my TBR because Prof. Charles Xavier was reading it in one of the movies. 3y
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BarbaraBB Great review. I never thought of reading it any time soon but now I might! 3y
AshleyHoss820 @Susanita Yes!! And Magneto is reading it later in his plastic prison! One of its central themes, the question Arthur tries to answer all his life, “Why are there wars?” Fitting, no? 3y
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB Yes, do! He bogs himself down a little when he goes off about a topic he‘s passionate about, but it‘s a central work to the Arthurian tradition! 😊 3y
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kgriffith
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I listened to The Mists of Avalon (pub 1983, narrated by the inimitable Davina Porter) a couple of years ago; while not my first foray into Arthurian lore, that was my first adult take. Listening to these now, I love the form that seems very much a product of its era — chapters as standalone stories which, strung together, create a larger story (Mary Poppins, Winnie the Pooh, both books in the 1920s/films in the 60s). Are these considered YA? 🤔

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Daisey
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This is listed as one book on the #1001books list, so I‘m reviewing it as such. Sometimes it‘s divided into 5 separate books, and if I had reviewed as such, the first 3 would have been rated higher. I enjoyed the beginning of the story, appreciated the middle, and was disappointed in the end. I also didn‘t feel that the separate books fit together well in style, although they were chronological. However, the #audiobook narration was great.

JazzFeathers This has been on my TBR for ages, since when l was l kid and was obsessed with Arthurian tales. Sorry to hear it could have been better fir you. But it's s classic, so l think l'll keep it in my pile 😊 4y
Daisey @JazzFeathers I did really enjoy the earlier part of the story. This may be a little bit of my final review being effected by the end of the story more than the overall. It is definitely an interesting retelling of the Arthur story. 4y
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Daisey
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I‘m working my way through the audiobooks of The Once and Future King available on #Hoopla. It‘s a good way to spend my drive and walk each day, as the audio narration is fantastic. However, I‘m not quite sure what I think of the story as I‘m almost finished with book 3 of the 5 that make up the whole.

#audiobook #audiowalk #1001books

Liz_M Sunrise or sunset? Lovely photo either way. 4y
Daisey @Liz_M Thanks! It was the sunset just as I was getting back home from a lovely evening walk. 4y
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AshleyHoss820
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Starting Monday, my reading time will no longer be my own yet again! Associate of Arts ✅ Bachelors of Education with a focus on 7-12 English Ed: in progress!! If you‘ve ever told yourself it‘s too late, knock it off. You wouldn‘t tell a friend that. Why are you talking to yourself that way!?

Bklover Good for you! Go for it!! 👏👏👏👍 4y
AshleyHoss820 @Bklover Thank you!! 🥰🥰🥰 I‘ve waited a long time to finish this! 😊 4y
wordslinger42 Congratulations!! How exciting! 😊 4y
AshleyHoss820 @wordslinger42 Thank you so much! I am very excited and nervous! 😄😄😄 4y
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My next two reads - thought these would go together nicely 😊

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Rambo_Reads
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All the books I packed finally arrived to join me in New Zealand; I now have a TBR trolley full of an intimidating number of books 🤣

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twohectobooks
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#retellings and I don‘t really get along most of the time, so these are about the closest things I have on my shelves: Hamlet CYOA, Narnia pastiche, and a version of King Arthur. #riotgrams

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#BookMail Pt1 Might as well kick off this weeks mail now, I don‘t think anything is coming the rest of the week. This is, obviously, another of the Penguin Galaxy series. I now have the whole set which I can‘t wait to finish reading, plus they look gorgeous! This fantasy based on the King Arthur story is a classic from the years just after WWII, originally 3 short stories which have been pulled together into one novel. #MerlynFanClub

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EmilieGR
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Old school fantasy

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@Avanders I can not get over how GORGEOUS this copy of The Once And Future King is, it‘s by far my now most favorite book on my shelf. Also yay for having Circe finally!! I love the teas they smell wonderful, as does the candle and I love the name of it! The bookmarks are adorable and I‘m sure my daughter will “borrow” one to color. Everything is perfect and I love it all! A great start to my day! #mythsandlegendsswap

Avanders Oh I‘m so glad you like the version and that it arrived in good shape!! I was so worried 😅 I also feel a little silly now seeing the Easter stuff I sent... I forgot we were opening these packages after Easter 😳😬 But I hope you like them all the same. I also had planned to send you another something special ... and this reminds me to do it!! Hope you have a wonderful day ♥️♥️ 4y
MeganAnn Great package!! That copy of the Once and Future King is lovely 😍🎉👏🏻⚡️ 4y
Avanders You‘ll get the rest tomorrow!! Sorry for the delay.. my life has been so crazy lately! 😬😘😘😘 4y
Sweetkokoro @Avanders I really love the copy of The Once and Future King you sent. I have never seen this version before and I am such a sucker for a beautiful cover, (it‘s sad but I have turned books away cuz the cover left me feeling empty, I love a great cover) oh another surprise, i will make sure to post when it gets here. @MeganAnn isn‘t it lovely, it‘s going to be a face out on the bookshelf. I can‘t hide something that lovely! (edited) 4y
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Elma
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vkois88 Nice line up 4y
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isobelr
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An old childhood favourite, and still one of the best King Arthur retellings.

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merelybookish
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After listening to (and not loving) The Sword in the Stone, I kept going -- and read the rest of The Once and Future King including the Book of Merlyn, a (unnecessary) posthumous addition.
And much to my surprise, I LOVED it. White recounts tales of Arthurian lore but it's so much more as he considers how (hu)mans should live. (He wrote these pre/post Nazi Germany.) And the nature writing is amazing.
It was an enthralling, rich experience!

merelybookish The Book of Merlyn is not part of the original and not worth reading. There's more animal stuff as in Sword in the Stone plus lots of preaching about capitalism and communism. Better off to stick with the original! 4y
Graywacke Stumbled across this in high school. I remember, vaguely, it being a bit of a curiosity. 4y
abbielistenstobooks That sounds good! 4y
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merelybookish @rubyslippersreads I can understand why you love it and re-read it! ♥️ 4y
merelybookish @Graywacke Did you read it? It's definitely odd but that's part of its charm. 4y
Graywacke @merelybookish yes. I wasn‘t a reader then, but wanted my extra credit in 10th grade language arts. Read the whole thing. My memories are of a charm sort pulled out of a whole lot of words, like picking out a minor gemstone from the sand. No added Merlin section. (edited) 4y
ravenlee I started this once and couldn‘t get into it, but I need to give it another try. Someday! 4y
merelybookish @ravenlee I struggled with the first book about young Wart too. But it definitely picks up once Arthur is king. 4y
merelybookish @abbielistenstobooks It's all available on hoopla! 4y
abbielistenstobooks Okay good! Thank you 4y
rubyslippersreads @merelybookish I‘m so glad you loved it! 😊 4y
Centique I‘ve had this on my TBR since reading H is for Hawk. She references White and this book a lot and it fascinated me. 4y
merelybookish @Centique Yes! I read H is for Hawk as well! So I thought a lot about how White was gay (and unhappy right?) while reading the Once and Future King! 4y
merelybookish @Centique I couldn't help but think it affected this portrayal of certain characters (women 😬) and relationships. 4y
Centique @merelybookish I bet it did! I‘m looking forward to reading it after your review 😊 4y
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Lylah
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Some Halloween decor in my little apartment. 🍂🎃

Reviewsbylola Very cute! 4y
SilversReviews Cute photo. 4y
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nosferatoos
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The only books I read this month were the ones I‘m teaching to my 12 graders 😩 #augustwrapup

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posierope
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Going on holiday on Saturday. Having that age old argument - how many books is too many books for a week away?

Used to get into some bitter fights with my mum. Apparently ten was too many one year.

#readerproblems #sorrynotsorry

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BookwormM
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Hey Leniverse if they don‘t have a replacement for you and you live in the UK I can send you this one I need to clear some shelves as you can probably tell from the photo 🤣🤣

Cover is slightly sun faded and there is small crease in right hand top corner inside is good.

Leniverse Thank you, that's so sweet! 😘 Your book looks a million times better cared for. However, Mr. B and I have decided to start reading the poor ragged thing, (since even the 2nd hand bookstore didn't want it back! 😂) and if we really like it we'll invest in a brand new one and let our daughter upcycle the damaged one into something artsy. 5y
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Leniverse
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This book was listed as "Very Good" condition. I'll admit that it is spotless inside, but does this cover correspond to "may show some limited signs of wear"? I was so disappointed when I saw it. It's also a different cover image than advertised (stock image for the same ISBN, but this is a reprint). I'm feeling like a difficult customer here, but I'm returning the book. ?

Smrloomis 😳 I would definitely return that and expect a refund. I don‘t think you‘re being difficult. That cover looks terrible! 5y
Leniverse @Smrloomis Have to hand it to customer service. I complained and they offered me 50% refund, or full refund if I return the book. I told them it wasn't about the cost, the cover is just too painful to look at. They immediately replied that they have now refunded the money and please keep the book. I didn't even show them photo evidence! (But now I'm stuck with the ugly book. 😆) Very pleased to avoid the hassle of returning it though. 5y
saresmoore Terrible! I‘m glad customer service was good, but that is pretty irksome. 5y
twohectobooks I try to keep up the attitude that it‘s what‘s inside a book that counts but that is truly a horrendous cover. 5y
Leniverse @twohectobooks The spouse looked at the book and said, "we can read it, I suppose, and then you can donate it... No, I don't know if you could even give that away." ? The consensus is that we're not keeping this in the house. ? 5y
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My favorite books in multiple editions!

LauraBrook I do this too!!! 😁👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5y
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Centique This is on my TBR since reading H is for Hawk. She talked a lot about TH White and made me want to read his work. 5y
Aimeesue @Centique TOAFK is BRILLIANT. White also wrote about his attempts to train a goshawk in The Goshawk. I have that and H is for Hawk on my TBR pile. ❤️ 5y
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How to spend a gloomy day: a guide

Suet624 How are you liking the book? 5y
Lylah @Suet624 oh I'm rereading it because it's one of my favorites!! ❤️❤️ it's not perfect but it's very charming and has a special place in my heart. 5y
Suet624 I read it years ago and loved it too. A reread would be a good idea. 😁 5y
CaliforniaCay Cool incense holder! 😎 5y
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The last two books are the best. ✨

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The once and future king: a tequila sunrise slushie.

Bookzombie Sounds yummy! 5y
readordierachel So jealous! 5y
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