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Dragonflight
Dragonflight | Anne McCaffrey
The men who rode the dragons were a breed apart. Chosen when the dragons were first hatched, they became soulmates for life with the huge, magnificent beasts they controlled - the green, blue, brown and bronzes - beautiful - terrible - the only creatures who could defend the planet Pern from the blood-red star. But without the Queen, the dragons would become extinct. Only the gigantic, golden Queen could breed the new flights. And the Queen was fading . . . dying . . . leaving behind one last, huge, golden egg. Dragonflight is the first book in Anne McCaffrey's world-famous Chronicles of Pern and has been in print since its first publication in hardcover 30 years ago.
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Psychobabble
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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...

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Lizpixie
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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

Andrew65 A stunning success, and some great books Read. Well done! 🙌👏🙌👏🍾🥂🎉🎊🥳😍 5mo
hes7 That‘s great! 👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
Megabooks 🥳🥳🥳🥳 5mo
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Clwojick Wow! You‘ve done a phenomenal job! I‘m glad you enjoyed the weekend, and can‘t wait to see what else you read during the rest of #SummersEndReadathon 5mo
TheReadingMermaid 💪🌟👏👏🎉🎉🎉 5mo
jb72 That is an awesome time!! 5mo
Lizpixie @Andrew65 @hes7 @Megabooks @TheReadingMermaid @jb72 thank you all! I very much enjoyed this weekend, sometimes I can get distracted by Netflix & Foxtel so having to concentrate on just reading has been wonderful🙌♥️♥️♥️ @Clwojick Thank you! I‘m planning on just mood reading for the rest of the week, I have a rather large pool of #MountTBR books to choose from so hopefully I can introduce you to books you haven‘t heard of🤞♥️♥️ 5mo
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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

jb72 Wow you are doing awesome! 5mo
Andrew65 You have had a truly impressive Readathon. I think I‘m currently on around 27 hours. 5mo
Lizpixie @jb72 @Andrew65 thank you both! Being chronically ill has few advantages but lots of time to read is definitely one of them. 27hrs is pretty impressive as well, congratulations!🎉 5mo
Clwojick You‘re doing fantastic! Way to go! ♥️ 5mo
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Sunraven
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#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

Sweetkokoro Ahhhhh I love this post! I love the world of Pern, McCaffrey is the reason I love dragons! I am slowly getting all of her books so I can re-read some and read ones I never had the chance to read. (edited) 7mo
Sunraven @sweetkokoro: I was super into Pern for a while, and it‘s probably genetically transmissible at this point. 😆 Early McCaffrey is still one of my favorite writers, too — I oddly always forget how dang good she is until I go back and re-read. IMO the Pern series sort of dragged on, though, and I started getting “ehhh” around Dolphins of Pern. Fortunately, she wrote a lot, and a lot of it is good. 😉 7mo
TheAromaofBooks I read Pern a year or so ago and totally enjoyed it, although I stopped reading after a few of the books that were by just her son, as I felt like his were extremely repetitive. Anyway, when I was writing blog posts for them, I got way into looking at Pern fanart - some of it is AMAZING! 7mo
Sunraven @TheAromaofBooks: I agree, Todd‘s work isn‘t as good as his mother‘s, though he seemed quite nice the one time I met him. (Also he does some odd, illogical, distracting things with Pern physics in his books.)

Fan art can definitely be super-amazing, though I admit I have zero idea what Pern fan art is like now, haha! I have a vague worry that it would make me overly nostalgic for the Good Old Days of Pern Fandom...
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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.

#dragonridersofpern

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Lauredhel
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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.

Clare_Riley @Lauredhel that‘s beautiful!! 11mo
RachelO Wow! 11mo
mreads That's awesome ❤🐉 11mo
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Reecaspieces Gorgeous! 11mo
julesG Wow! Gorgeous shawl. 11mo
CoffeeNBooks Wow! That shawl is amazing! 11mo
laurenbescoby 😍 11mo
Eggbeater That is absolutely incredible! I crochet and I am so jealous. 😍 11mo
Clare-Dragonfly That is gorgeous! 11mo
xicanti 😍😍😍😍 11mo
marie3blue Beautiful! Have you listened to or read Seraphina? I highly recommend it. 😊 11mo
BookHoarder32 Wow! That shawl is 💥⚡️✨💫🌟☄️ amazing! 11mo
Lauredhel @marie3blue I haven't! It has sat on my TBR forever. 11mo
marie3blue I loved it and the reader was great on the audio. I wasn‘t as fond of the second, but it was still enjoyable. 11mo
Lauredhel @marie3blue I have heard that Tess of the Road is way better? 11mo
marie3blue Haven‘t read that one. I‘ll check it out. 11mo
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Rudis
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I‘d read the Harper‘s Hall series, but never the original trilogy. The tone was different than I expected but I really enjoyed the origin of the Dragonriders.

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Mindelan
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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?

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Schlinkles
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A lazy Sunday of puppy cuddles and this month‘s sci-fi and fantasy book club pick.

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DivaDiane
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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. 😄

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annamatopoetry
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Someone on litsy was talking Pern and then fell into a hole on tvtropes, so I decided to reread book 1. It's... Interesting. Let's just say it's harder to miss the domestic violence and sexual consent issues as a grown-up.

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"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?

Citymouse Tamora Pierce and Noel Streatfeild. I own almost every single book they each wrote. 2y
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Sick days are for burning candles and reading books. I think I'm gonna settle in with a reread of my new editions of DRAGONFLIGHT to match @hafsahfaizal's gorgeous custom candle. 😍🐉📚

moranadatter Feel better soon! Dragonriders of Pern is such a great series. (edited) 2y
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BiblioNyan
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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

ReadingOver50 Me too! Turned me into a fantasy lover and really turned me into a reader😍 2y
Jabberwocky These are my favourite books of all time. 🐉 2y
moranadatter The Harper Hall Trilogy was pivotal for me. I read these after those. 2y
BiblioNyan @moranadatter @ReadingOver50 They were for me too! I wouldn't be a fan of fantasy, or lover of dragons, without these. 💚💙 @Jaberwocky Mine too!! 2y
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nebrinkley
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"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.

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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...

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nebrinkley
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"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.

aeeklund I could TOTALLY imagine dragons in this setting. Gorgeous! 2y
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BookFreakGeek
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I find a lot of people ask me about adult fantasy series- this would be one recommendation from me! Really enjoyed this series :)

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nebrinkley
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Today's #riotgrams prompt is "best twist," and it belongs to Anne McCaffrey's DRAGONFLIGHT. Wait, wait, the dragons can travel through space *and* time?!

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alittlemomentofbelief
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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!

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Daisey
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I never managed to get my hands on all of the stories of Pern, but these are the ones listed on my Goodreads read shelf and I loved them!

#MayBookFlowers #agalaxyfarfaraway

Betty I bought a book holding the first three volumes of Dragonrider-Pern for my son earlier this week 3y
Daisey @Betty So good! I need to look up a few more of the ones I've never gotten to read. 3y
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hike.read.repeat
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I was really excited about reading this book but I couldn't get into it. I would have bailed but I'm using it for my #fantasy task for the #readharderchallenge.

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Gooddaysunshine
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My favorite book series as a kid, but holds up for an adult.

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Redjewel_7734
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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

syasutake This is on my list for #litsyatoz. I think it will be my first Anne McCaffrey book. 🐉 3y
Redjewel_7734 @syasutake I hope you love it as much as I do! I have the entire series and it is one of my favorite easy escapes ☺ (edited) 3y
ReadingOver50 I live this series 😍 3y
Redjewel_7734 @ReadingOver50 😍Isn't it amazing! I've even got the illustrated guide, which is absolutely gorgeous! (edited) 3y
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Gezemice
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Fun, well-written, action-driven story, the first about friendly dragons and their unique bond with their riders. Good characters, too, although I found the women's role dated. Still, they come through as kick-ass, even if they have to defy males all along. 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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earlecooks
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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?

annahenke Hope one of these works! (edited) 3y
earlecooks Great suggestions. Thanks! 3y
Redjewel_7734 McCaffrey's Tower & Hive series is great. No dragons, but it shares Anne's wonderous storytelling among the stars. 3y
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annahenke
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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

jpmcwisemorgan Good to know. I can keep an eye on it for the daughter of one my friends. 3y
EliNeedsMoreShelves Love those Pern books! 3y
BillBlume Glad you enjoyed it. That was one of the books that got me hooked as a reader. 3y
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LadyZircon If you want a good dragon series, you should try the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik. I haven't finished the series itself but he holds a good place in my heart. :) 3y
lilredhen McCaffrey's Pern series was the first scifi I read outside Star Trek. It will always be one of my favorites. 3y
annahenke @LadyZircon I have read some of those! They're good, although I am more fond of her stand alone novel, Uprooted. 3y
LadyZircon @annahenke I haven't tried it yet though my cousin's boasted about it. :) 3y
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BillBlume
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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

BiblioNyan I loved this book! It was my late brother's favourite. He had an old, well-read first edition that's become a treasure to my heart. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed this as well. 😊 3y
annahenke Reading right now! 3y
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readinginthedark
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@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

Gezemice My daughter loves this series so I owe it to her to read it... 3y
readinginthedark @Gezemice This is the first and only one I've read so far, but I plan on reading the others! Maybe 2017 will be our year! 3y
juliannebenford I agree with that, it was feminist for its time but doesn't seem that way now! I kind of wish someone could rewrite them and fix some of the stuff that is really nonsensical. 3y
readinginthedark @juliannebenford Or maybe they could make an updated movie series of it? I hesitate to approve changes to the text, since the progression of feminism is so well represented with books like these! It's like reading Mark Twain--the vernacular and attitudes are sometimes horrible, but it reflects that place and time period in a really important way. 3y
juliannebenford @readinginthedark yes, that would be even better, I didn't think of that! Leave the books as they are and make updated movies or TV shows. 3y
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annahenke
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I'm reading a dragon book right now! I decided it was time to check out this well-loved author.

#photoadaynov16 #herebedragons

Leniverse I was so hooked on that series back in my teens! (Yes, this was in the days before the YA genre existed.) 3y
LaurenReads @Leniverse Me too!!! Loved them all 3y
PaperbackReader I love this series so much one of my furbabies is named Lessa after Lessa, dragon rider of Pern. Found the series in collage and never looked back! 3y
Ruri_kaichou I love this series! But her other series are also good! 3y
Abby2 Me too! I love this series! 3y
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Lizpixie
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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

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Lizpixie
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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

Zelma That does sound like fun! I may need to read some fantasy with dragons soon. 3y
Bkwurm One of my favorite fantasy series. Enjoy! 3y
Vinjii Does this work when you read it for the first time as an adult? 3y
Lizpixie @Vinjii oh yes, I loved it just as much as I loved the other books twenty years ago.😍 3y
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bookfrivolity
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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.

BookishFeminist Anne McCaffrey's books are amazing- I devoured her dragons series when I was a kid and want to reread them all in order now. 3y
bookfrivolity @BookishFeminist are you embarking on publication or chronological order? I didn't realise Dragonflight was actually considered book #16 now! 3y
BookishFeminist Publication! I know it's considered #16 but I like reading how they were published bc it shows me how the author was thinking. :) same with Redwall- a couple of those were technically published out of order I believe? 3y
bookfrivolity @BookishFeminist agreed, I always read in publication order for the same reason. 3y
BookishFeminist @bookfrivolity 🖐🏼 like minded! Love it 😀 3y
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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

LauraBeth Gorgeous boy 😻😻 3y
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LaurenReads
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#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

Megabooks Anne McCaffery was one of my first adult books, too! 3y
Varshitha 😆😆 3y
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DragonAuthors
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I loved every single Pern book Anne McCaffrey ever wrote. I met her at Dragoncon before she passed and fan-girl sobbed through the whole thing. I always loved books, but this is the series that made me want to be a writer. ❤️

#SF #SFF #ya #youngadult #fantasy #AnneMcCaffrey #pick #picks

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