This is a series I've wanted to read for long time so I'm finally diving in!! There's 23 books so it's going to take some time to get through them all...
It‘s midnight Monday, Sydney time so this is my final tally for the #24B4Monday Extended Version! I‘m very happy with both the time & with five books finished. I just finished Dragonflight with 3mins to spare, my reread of the Pern books is making me nostalgic, it‘s been awhile since I last picked them up. If you‘ve never read McCaffrey, these are a great place to start. They mix SciFi with fantasy beautifully. #HSreadathon #SummersEndReadathon
It‘s 4pm Monday here & I‘ve been out at the RTA & various other necessities but I had this in my tote bag so I started reading it in the car instead of the book I‘d planned on finishing the #24B4Monday #readathon with, now I‘m hooked into the story so🤷🏻♀️Now I‘m home & in my reading chair which I don‘t plan on leaving anytime soon! Let‘s see how many hours I can get today. How‘s your readathon? #HSreadathon #SummersEndReadathon
#colormepretty Day 7: #gold @sweetkokoro
For me the first thing that comes to mind when you say “gold” in the context of books is the Dragonriders of Pern series. The left cover art above is what‘s on the copy I got at a used bookstore in the 90s and have read umpteen times, and I‘m very fond of Whelan‘s art, but I also love the art on the right — tempted to buy a copy of that version just for the pretties.
#dragons #sff #pern
So, now that Game of Thrones is done, I think now would be the perfect time to make Dragonriders of Pern the next big series. It has something for everyone and it's an amazingly detailed world. Tons of material to work with. I love this book series. Just my recommendation for a new series to fall in love with.
I looked through my library collection for Pern audiobooks to listen to while crocheting this Dragon Shawl, but they had none! It's a travesty.
Grabbed this book this morning after some nostalgia, and WOWZERS I am conflicted, Littens. My vague recollection that my middle-school self thought that the male lead was kind of garbage has turned into some pretty problematic stuff, and I‘m barely in! I‘m going to give it a go (because badass woman and bonded dragons) but I‘m wishing I could find some similar dragon fantasy without the problematic romance/relationship dynamics. Any suggestions?
What a great idea to celebrate with! Congratulations on 3k! #mels3kgiveaway
I could barely decide between 3 trilogies which I love. In the end I thought I‘d choose the one that others probably won‘t choose: The Dragonriders of PERN.
The three books are Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The White Dragon. And the series goes on after that if you really like it!
My others choices would‘ve been the Farseer Tril. or the original Earthsea Tril. 😄
"The dragons could never understand why they generated such abject fear in common folk." - DRAGONFLIGHT, and occasionally me
One of my friends is flying in to visit me on Sunday before her panel at NYCC! I'm psyched to have her visiting. It does mean I need to finish cleaning my apartment and find a place to stash my gazillion Anne McCaffrey books, including the beautiful new DRAGONFLIGHT. Is there any author whose books you have way too many of?
My buddy and I were talking about books that got us into our favourite genres. These two were pivotal in making me a fantasy lover. They are classics with dragons and great world-building. Anne McCaffrey was an amazing author, she's so dearly missed.
#dragonflight #dragonquest #annemccaffrey #fantasy #dragons
"Lessa woke, cold." The new covers of the Dragonriders of Pern series are here! ? I didn't realize they'd finally come out until the first one arrived at the bookstore... and now I'm just waiting for the next two. I'm a huge Pern fan (if my custom #iceydesigns candle didn't give it away) and these covers actually reflect the weird, wonderful Pernese dragons. I can't wait to have the whole trilogy for my too-large McCaffrey collection.
It's here!!! The incredible Hafsah (Icey Designs) designed me a one-of-a-kind #Pern candle. It's based on klah scents (coffee, and I replaced cinnamon with vanilla) and named after my favorite #Dragonflight quote. It is totally wonderfully gorgeous and smells amazing. I couldn't be happier. 😍 Expect a lot of photos of this in the future, especially given that original Pern series just got jacket redesigns that are en route to me now...
"Look around you, Lessa of Pern. Look around the Weyr with unveiled eyes. ... Humbled to think your hands rest where Moreta's and Torene's had rested? Well, the stone is ingrained with dirt and needs a good scrubbing. And your rump may rest where theirs did - but that's not where you have your brains." – DRAGONFLIGHT ?
#fortunefavoursaugust: Athena (inspirational quote) accompanied by a Hudson Valley skyline just begging for dragons.
My older brother was never really one for books so, when Dad bought #Dragonflight for him, it quickly joined the trickle of hand-me-downs that made up my possessions. Unlike the Liverpool football shirts, this one book sparked a passion. It took my love of reading into a whole new reality. To this day, #scifi and #fantasy are my go-to genres, and #AnneMcCaffrey remains my favourite author. Give it a shot; I mean, come on - it's got #dragons!
A fun light read! I'm a huge fan of the Dragonriders of Pern series & of Anne McCaffrey. This is just what I needed after some heavy reads of late. & it's my first official challenge read #192019challenge #1968
If someone is obsessively in love with the Dragonriders of Pern series, does anyone have suggestions of other newer fantasies to get them hooked on?
This was an enjoyable book - a notable entry in the dragon niche that I finally got around to. I'm glad I did! This book seems rather simple compared to some of the complex and edgy fantasy being written today, but deserves its place in the canon. Note: This is a safe pick for younger teens.
#fantasy #ya #dragons #herebedragons #pern #dragonridersofpern #annemccaffrey
Anne McCaffrey's Dragonflight was one of two books that locked me in as a reader for life. This book with dragons on an alien world with time travel and menacing thread falling from the sky made me realize there are books out there for me. Dragonflight also made me realize the things I want to achieve as a writer, to let my imagination go wherever the hell I want. #dragons #fantasy #annemccaffrey #epicfantasy #scifi #LitsyRiotLive
@annahenke already talked about this one, but it's the dragon book I've read most recently and enjoyed! I like that McCaffrey takes something that's been done so many times and makes it completely unique! This is a really great blend of fantasy and sci-fi. There are some arguments that this book is not as feminist as it claims to be, but within the context of when it was written, there is a lot here for feminists. #herebedragons #photoadaynov16
Finished up Dragonflight, I think this was the only Pern book I hadn't read, I don't know why I skipped it. I love that it's the beginning of Lessa & F'Lar's relationship, and how Lessa was chosen by Ramoth. If you like dragons & scifi, this is the series for you. #deweysreadathon #readathon
Up next in my #readathon playlist is something not on my original stack. Nothing on there was speaking to me so I've picked up this gem, the first book in the Dragonriders Of Pern chronicles, about the last golden queen dragon who is dying but must breed a new queen first or the dragons will die out. Happy reading everyone! #deweysreadathon #herebedragons
The ultimate in the 'friendly, intelligent dragon w/ human friendship w/ flying and fighting ensuing' sub genre of fantasy. Obviously the foundation stone for all of its successors in this kind of field. Yet, it still works better than most of those that built upon it! Possibly the first fantasy in its time period that allowed a female protag to shine in her own right. Anne McCaffrey was truly a Master craftswoman in this type of classic fantasy.
Tonight's Cat Butt Kindle Cradle is being modelled by The Frost Beast.. Poor boy, I do these things when he's too sleepy to realise what's happening. I can't believe I haven't read this before now! What type of sci-fi/fantasy fan am I?! I'm not sure how many books are part of the Pern universe now, but it's more than I can count on my fingers! Why is it fantasy books never call coffee coffee? In this it's Klah, another recent was Cavf #catsoflitsy
#funfridayphoto My first "adult" book recommended by my parents when I was in 6th grade - (and I loved it and ended up reading every book in the series) - but there was a sex scene and I realized my parents had read this too ? ew