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Dune Messiah
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
Dune Messiah continues the story of the man Muad'dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to completion the centuries-old scheme to create a super-being."Brilliant...It is all that Dune was, and maybe a little bit more."--Galaxy Magazine
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Ddzmini
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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From my trip to B&N 🤪📚

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PageShifter
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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Overall I enjoyed this one more than the book 1 - but I loved so much the world in the first installment and now I missed vivid descriptions of surroundings.

I liked Paul so much more now than at the end of the book 1. This book showed what Paul felt and what he was afraid of.

I liked how there were some twists and I wanted so badly to see how things will end.

Writing made this again a bit arduous to read.

#Pantone2022 #SeriesRead2022

TheSpineView Great job! 4mo
Graywacke Your are in sparse territory if you like this better than the first book. 🙂 I recently reread the first book and it was work. So I‘m a bit hesitant to pick up Dune Messiah again. (edited) 4mo
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PageShifter @Graywacke Haha, well I actually gave pick-rating for the first book and so-so for this one. Overall I think I liked this more but the details about surroundings/life in general were more vivid in the first book. Sometimes “overall enjoyment“ isn't enough, there were other things that were better in the first book so I still rated it higher. 4mo
Graywacke @PageShifter I think I know what you mean. I thought the first book was something special, even if I didn‘t love rereading recently. 4mo
PageShifter @Graywacke yep it was quite heavy book. But also something refreshing unique and for that reason I had to appreciate it. But I have to say I don't think I am going to read it again 😄 4mo
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elisebarker
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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I‘m really glad I read the preface written by Herbert‘s son first because it kind of gave showed you what was to come with Paul. I did like this one, but not as much as Dune.

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La_Cori
Messia di Dune | Frank P. Herbert
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Mehso-so

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I'm a little disappointed.. this sequel had all the elements to be an excellent book (just like Dune) but the plot was all over the places and too mystical for my tastes.

DivineDiana I was wondering about the sequel. 🤔 7mo
Bookwomble This is still a 5⭐ book for me, if only for Scytale the Tleilaxu Face Dancer 🙂 7mo
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breadnroses
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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I wanted to like it more than I did, but oh well. It was fine, but I don‘t think anything can compare to the mystery and grandeur of the first book and the social ecology that grounds it. Maybe I‘ll read the 3rd book in time but I‘m not in any rush…

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thanek
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
Mehso-so

Yeah this one was just ok. As a sequel to a super f## long book I feel like this one wasn‘t as interesting as the original. I‘d give it a pass tho, because at least it was shorter.

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TK-421
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“I succumbed to the lure of the oracle, he thought.
And he sensed that succumbing to this lure might be to fix himself upon a single-track life. Could it be, he wondered, that the oracle didn't tell the future? Could it be that the oracle made the future?” #divination #QuotsyOct21

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GatheringBooks
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TK-421 ❤️ 13mo
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bekakins
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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I didn‘t enjoy this quite as much as the OG Dune, but still a fun sci-fi read… lots of political intrigue!
#bookspin for august complete!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I got the original Dune in a swap box last year but still haven't tackled it!! 14mo
thanek @bekakins yeah I feel the same way 11mo
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WarandWar
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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An intense tale, it is truly a page-turner. At 275 pages, it's not long, but heavy topics centering on gulit, destiny, love, and what it means to be a person persist throughout the novel. A great sequel to Dune.

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Gnora
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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Blah blah blah, weird religious and political maneuvering and they still want me to believe this is sci-fi? If this doesn‘t get a lot more interesting soon I‘m gonna have to dip out.

#audiobook #classic #libby

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TugstenDragon
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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Finally finished the second Dune book, I am definitely excited to continue the series. I feel like I have to expand my mind to understand and try to predict anything but it‘s super interesting!!!

snowpaws94 How was the second one compared to the first! I was thinking about continuing the series but each book is so long. 2y
TugstenDragon @snowpaws94 Dune Messiah is less than 300 pages so it‘s a bit shorter, it‘s a lot less action and basically all politics and trying to outsmart each other, I think the first was a better book but the seconds not bad if your into that stuff. 2y
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BestDogDad
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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Set 12 years after Dune, Dune Messiah chronicles the continued exploits of those never-boring Atreides kids on Arrakis. Paul is Emperor and Alia is Reverend Mother.

While not as epic in scope as (and much shorter than) Dune, this novel kept me turning pages as the Atreides are engrossing characters and always up to something, and there were some interesting folks introduced who factored heavy in the goings-on. Looking forward to continuing on.

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doodeh
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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This is much better in audio!!!
#audiobook #whiledesigning

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jouleian
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I can see where readers began to dislike Paul but I understood that it was the way it had to be. This book is very political and there‘s a bit of red tape to follow but I look forward to the next one. #dune #scifi #litsy #recommend

BehindthePages I always want to try Dune, then back away due to the politics. 2y
jouleian @BehindthePages it‘s more about the architecture of politics and how they fall apart rather than political views. Kind of like seeing HOW the gears and cogs work together and not so much WHY. It‘s fascinating actually. 2y
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jouleian
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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I previously read #Dune which was the first in the series and loved it. I actually read the paperback so the #audiobook of the second book should be interesting. I‘m definitely excited and I‘ll let y‘all know how it goes 😁😁😁 #series #scifi #litsy

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TReads
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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I've yet to complete either of my #bookspin picks for June, and my husband and I just started an 1100 page opus for our book club, but #BookSpinBingo sounds like WAY TOO MUCH FUN to pass up. You've done it again, Sarah! @TheAromaofBooks #LetsDoThis 😎

TheAromaofBooks The irresistible challenge! 😂 2y
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readordierachel
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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A worthy follow-up to the first book. Moves quickly and introduces interesting new technology and themes. Do souls persist after death? Is there such a thing as a "good" supreme ruler? Looking forward to the final book in the trilogy.

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Liatrek
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CrowCAH Aye, I‘ll continue on with you! 2y
BookwormAHN I'm in. I may start a little late since my next audible credit doesn't arrive until the 10th. 2y
Opide Grabbing the book for my kindle today :) 2y
BookwormM I plan to join you 2y
readordierachel I have already started and will probably finish soon, but would love to be tagged in the posts/discussion 2y
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Liatrek
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Would anyone be interested in continuing the #DUNE2020 Buddyread next month with book 2 Dune Messiah? @BookwormAHN @Lizpixie 
@BookwormM @Soubhiville 
@DGRachel @magicalshelves @readordierachel
@CrowCAH  @OnlyYoo @Lizpixie  @phatsallylee 
@TobeyTheScavengerMonk

readordierachel Yes! I finished Dune and just started Messiah actually. I think I will be reading all three 🙂 2y
Soubhiville I haven‘t made it past page 130 of Dune yet... thanks though! 2y
phatsallylee I think i will be taking a break from the series and catch up on some others 2y
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OnlyYoo I‘ll pass, but thank you! 2y
BookwormAHN Absolutely 2y
CrowCAH I can continue. 2y
BookwormM I will continue 2y
Opide I didn‘t originally do the read along, but that‘s a book I‘ve been wanting to read for a while. Its on my list 2y
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Bookwomble
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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“When you stumble, you may regain your balance by jumping beyond the thing that tripped you.”

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Bookwomble
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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A moment's prevarication before committing to moving from Dune to Dune Messiah, but, a) this Pennington cover is boss, and; b) it has some of my favourite characters in it, not least Scytale, the Bene Tleilax Face Dancer, a shape-shifting assassin who, as a matter of honour, always gives their intended victim a means of escaping the fate prepared for them (though, yeah, it's about a 0.001% chance!).

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jmofo
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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Dune is a favorite, I marvel at how well-crafted it is each reread. Like the first book, there‘s a mix of philosophy, political and religious commentary, strong character-development (albeit male-centric) that I find engaging. Messiah deepens our knowledge of political forces in interesting ways. Otherworldliness is the landscape and character and the outliers, while seen as freaks within the world, are the most compelling for the reader.

jmofo @wanderinglynn Reporting for #bhc 24/28 days of meditation 5/6 books! Thank you for organizing this, it definitely helped me to remember to slow down and breathe and take care of myself. 2y
jmofo @TheAromaofBooks #bookspin complete! Looking forward to #doublespin I‘m finishing these in a mixed-up order. Thank you for running this. I‘m already thinking about next month 😬 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo! I've had Dune on my list for YEARS and still haven't gotten to it! I'm reading my #bookspin books out of order this month as well lol And it's never too early to start planning the next list!! 😁 2y
wanderinglynn Way to go 🙌🏻 Great job! 2y
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jmofo
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Started my #bookspin yesterday before work. I realized I didn‘t read all of Wednesday because I thought I should be reading this book but didn‘t want to take it to work. Had a little extra time before work to start it Thursday and I‘m enjoying it so far.
Also, keeping up with the meditating for #BFC only missing three days so far.

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 2y
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jmofo
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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#bookspin for April is Dune Messiah (it‘s slightly unbelievable I haven‘t read this, given how much love I have for Dune)
#doublespin is Fresh Complaint. (An impulse buy... Middlesex is a favorite book of mine, I thought, “ooo short stories!!!”)
& what the heck, why not
#triplespin is The Grip of Film (I have long loved Ayoade and only this year discovered he‘s an author!)
A good mix, I am excited!
Thank you for organizing this @TheAromaofBooks 👏

Megabooks Fresh Complaint is good!! 3y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
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CrowCAH
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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Pickpick

Finished this #Audiobook today!
A good continuation to the story, as we follow Paul and his people through the years!

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Jari-chan
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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To be honest, I enjoyed the second book even more than I did the first one. It has so much depth, takes such close looks to the characters thoughts and feelings, without slowing down the story. A great book from tge beginning to the end ❤️

Buechersuechtling It‘s really long, long ago that I read those books but I remember that I absolutely loved them. 3y
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CrowCAH
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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Not usual for me to have two #Audiobooks going at once, but these are the current listens!

Megabooks In Pieces is great! 3y
CrowCAH @Megabooks it does have some great writing and turn of phrase. A little melancholy, but that just might be early childhood. I finally got to her acting career start. 3y
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BooksEyeFind
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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You will find a different side of Paul Atredies in this book. A lot happens that I believe sets us up for Children of Dune. I am not sure whose side I am on, if I find a character I trust. This is turning out to be a great series.

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Dyslexicon13
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MrBook
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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And this is the rest! 😁 I already have “Dune” itself, and now *yells with an echoey boom into the stormy night with raised arms* my collection is almost complete 😆! I would have bought the rest of the installments, but the store didn‘t have them in stock. I think I‘m missing the last one of the main series and the last one from the Butlerian series. I just adore these covers, and they‘re in my favorite format-size. 🥰

Have you read any?!

Hooked_on_books I‘ve never had an interest in this series, but I do love the covers of the top two rows. Very appealing. 3y
TheSpineView I have read 4. 3y
DGRachel I bought the first one because a couple of my favorite authors reference it as one of their favorite books, but I haven‘t gotten to it yet. 3y
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twohectobooks Love those covers! If I hadn‘t spent such a long time collecting the previous set of paperback covers I‘d definitely be buying this one. Planning a Dune reread this year but haven‘t gotten to it yet. 3y
Soubhiville Wow, those are great! I keep meaning to read Dune someday... one of these days! 3y
Branwen Gorgeous covers! 😍 3y
vivastory I've read the first one. I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to see what Denis Villeneuve's adaptation looks like. 3y
sudi I love these covers, i read Dune last year for #garbingo. But haven't read the rest of the series yet. 3y
sudi @vivastory i'm excited for that too. And it has such a huge cast too. 3y
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Xeno
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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“There are problems in this universe for which there are no answers.”

JessNevertheless Great quote! 3y
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Xeno
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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Pickpick

Felt like I was on Arrakis sitting in the sunshine on my back porch today...

I love the mystical universe Herbert imagined and the story he tells within it. Kinda wish it had a glossary too 😅 but it sure leaves you with a lot to think about...

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Senkacaster
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert

Hehe, dune. #lovedune

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TK-421
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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“Wild Fremen said it well: "Four things cannot be hidden -- love, #smoke, a pillar of fire and a man striding across the open bled.” #QuotsyNov18

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Paintedtigers
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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Mehso-so

Did not go in expecting a “political thriller” - but I liked that is where Herbert took it. However, I feel like the women of this story were not nearly as developed as the men - specifically Alia. She had such potential that I feel Herbert did not consider...
#dune #scifi

MaleficentBookDragon Welcome to Litsy! 4y
Hollyreadsalot Welcome! 4y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 4y
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TK-421
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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“If you need something to worship, then worship life - all life, every last crawling bit of it! We're all in this beauty together!” #Crawl #QuotsyAug18

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Heideschrampf
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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Finally took time to finish part two of the saga and (again) LOVED IT! This time fronting as a political thriller F Herbert skips from the Muad‘dibs ascent to power in book one directly to the breaking point of the Atreides Empire. A deep, diverese and poetic meditation on religion, motherhood, love and death.

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Heideschrampf
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My eyes are falling shut but i really want to get some more pages of this political thriller down so i can finish it tomorrow morning at breakfast! #bookinbed

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Heideschrampf
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“Here lies a toppled god -
His fall was not a small one.
We did but build his pedestal,
A narrow and a tall one

~Tleilaxu Epigram“
#bookandbath

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TK-421
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"Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous.” #Manipulate #QuotsyJune18

LazyDays Love this! 4y
niha923 Indeed! ❤ 4y
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Heideschrampf
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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#booksandbreakfast with freshly baked, still warm scones and home made clotted cream in a new Cologne café find ❤️

alisiakae Yum!! That looks delicious! 4y
ElishaLovesBooks Great picture! So yummy! 4y
Tanisha_A Oh god, that looks yum yum! 4y
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batsy I'm drooling 😆 4y
Daisey That looks and sounds amazing! 4y
Bklover I want to come for breakfast! Yum! 4y
Lcsmcat Can I come too? 😋 4y
Reviewsbylola Oh my sweet lord. 😍😍 4y
Moony I love scones, too and I'm proud to say we have an english pub in Saarbrücken. ( Saarbrücken isn't a hip and cool City. 😂) 4y
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Heideschrampf
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julesG Looks yummy! 4y
ephemeralwaltz As beautiful as always! 4y
BookBabe 😍 Yum, I need that! 😋❤️❤️❤️ 4y
BookBabe @Heideschrampf would you please tell me what ingredients you used so I can try to make this? Cucumber of course. 🥒 Cervelat, leberwurst? 4y
Heideschrampf @BookBabe haha, just some german breakfast staples. Deli lunch meats and cold cuts can be found at any supermarket meat counter (usually while waiting behind a granny ordering „two slices of this, two slices of this, one slice of this...“) haha. This is Milanese Salami (+?), liver paté (Leberwurst) with chives, roast pork with pepper crust (+?), Appenzeller cheese (+cress) and some hummus (+cress) toasts. I just like putting crunchy things ontop (edited) 4y
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krustalloscryst
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Heideschrampf
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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Trying to squeeze my daily chapter into an exciting week, now putting up my feet with a salmon and green asparagus pie with a heav(en)ily cheesy mashed potato crust 🥧🐟🧀 #bookanddinner

EvieBee Sounds and looks delish! 🤤 4y
BlameJennyJane Yum!!! 4y
Moray_Reads That looks delicious 😋 (except for the fact that I'm allergic to salmon!) 4y
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Heideschrampf
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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BkClubCare Radishes?! Had to show this to mu husband who LOVES radishes. Me, not so much. Enjoy! 4y
Heideschrampf @BkClubCare yupp 🍅 on hummus. Or just whole for cheap and crunchy snacking 😍 4y
ephemeralwaltz Lovely! I love radishes. They're great for summer 4y
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Heideschrampf
Dune Messiah | Frank Herbert
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UCLAoso Your dinner looks delicious😋!! 4y
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Heideschrampf
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„Her arms enclosed his future as they enclosed him.“ ooooooh... 😍