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The Earthsea Quartet
The Earthsea Quartet | Ursula K. Le Guin
A Wizard of Earthsea * The Tombs of Atuan * The Farthest Shore * Tehanu Ged is but a goatherd on the island of Gont when he comes by his strange powers over nature. Sent to the School of Wizards on Roke, he learns the true way of magic and proves himself a powerful magician. And it is as the Archmage Sparrowhawk that he helps the High Priestess Tenar escape the labyrinth of darkness. But over the years, Ged witnesses true magic and the ancient ways submit to the forces of evil and death. Will he too succumb, or can he hold them back?
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NotAJot
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Ghostly reflections at the circus (gebbeth?) 👻

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NotAJot
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'I do not care what comes after; I have seen the dragons on the wind of morning.' #TheDragonsRun

Cathythoughts Beautiful pic & quote ✨ 3w
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Lucy_Anywhere
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Every action has a consequence... #quoteoftheday

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NotAJot
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One more #autumn picture - it's the best time of year 🍁❤️

erzascarletbookgasm 🧡💛❤️🍂 1mo
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LindseysLibrary
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My first Le Guin book(s), and I liked them! The rhythm and pacing was different from most other fantasy books I‘ve read, but they were beautifully written and interesting. The only one I maybe liked the least was “Tehanu,” though with our modern discourse on women‘s emotional labor, “leaning in,” and work equality, there were some interesting parallels to draw, especially since these books were written several decades ago.

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NotAJot
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Autumn in Canada 🇨🇦🍁

Tamra So beautiful! I wish fall lasted longer. I‘m in MN and we had strong winds that blasted the leaves off so many trees already. Happens too quickly every year. 😔 (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts So very beautiful ♥️ 1mo
NotAJot @Tamra ❤️ 1mo
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NotAJot
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Misty morning.

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NotAJot
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More sea, with #Earthsea ❤️

rather_be_reading gorgeous! 😍 1mo
batsy Wow 😍 1mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful 1mo
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NotAJot
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One of my favourite story worlds - the Archipelago of Earthsea. This beach in Ibiza (called Moon Beach), made me think of it. (Also, Lookfar in the distance... ⛵️)

Tanisha_A Gosh, that blue. I could drink that 1mo
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Leniverse
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#24in48 Hour 6 challenge
I love #SFF
The tagged book is a much read favourite posed with my SFF TBR for the readathon.

@24in48

chaoticgoodhufflepuff I love Earthsea! 4mo
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RealLifeReading
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Talking about some of my favourite speculative fiction series on the blog today. What are yours?

https://reallifereading.com/2019/06/04/top-books-from-my-favorite-genre-toptentu...

Geeklet The latest speculative fiction series I have loved is The Broken Earth trilogy by N.K. Jemisin. I haven‘t read The Inheritance Trilogy yet but I think she‘s just an amazing author. The Fifth Season literally took my breath away. 5mo
Geeklet I really need to read The Earthsea Cycle. I have only recently read Ursula K LeGuin and I feel like she has an amazing depth to her writing. I can‘t wait to read more. I also really enjoyed the Hyperion Cantos but not so much the Endiymon books. 5mo
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hlgreenfield
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So I have been pretty absent from litsy. Life has been difficult. Lots of nightshifts and extra shifts and with flu season it has been hell. Still tried to keep some reading going even if not as much as I want. Finally felt the need to post, because I can't believe I'd never read these before. They are brilliant! I am almost finished with the second one and damn it's good!

Kalalalatja I haven‘t read them either, and really want to try the first at some point! And good to have you back 🙌 8mo
Blueberry Welcome back. 8mo
hlgreenfield @Kalalalatja you should definitely give them a try. I'd had them in my list for years and am regretting only reading them now! Thanks 😀 8mo
hlgreenfield @Blueberry thanks! I've missed it here! Nice little book corner to be in 🙂 8mo
Sarah83 I missed your posts 😍 8mo
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Lucy_Anywhere
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This is old school fantasy at its best with dragons, a terrible evil, and a young and arrogant protagonist who must learn to wield his power responsibly. Lots of classic fantasy vibes including, sadly, an astonishing lack of female characters. If you can look past that, however, you find a simple, beautifully written, and absorbing story.

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Vinjii
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I wasn‘t feeling well so my other half surprised me with a book ❤️

ju.ca.no How nice😍 10mo
Chrissyreadit Gorgeous cover! 10mo
UwannaPublishme Hope you‘re feeling better! 10mo
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Tanisha_A
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All the Le Guin fans, rejoice! The illustrated collection of Earthsea books will be out on October 23rd, 2018. Read the complete article here - https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/5/15/17314892/the-book-of-earthsea-wi...

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Leniverse
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I love this series even more every time I read it. An all-time favourite. 💞

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llwheeler
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Finished Tehanu the other day, and my Earthsea copy wouldn't fit on the shelf with the rest of my LeGuin books. Rearranged shelves and now my LeGuin collection is all together.

Thanks @2BR02B for organizing #Earthseachapteraday! I really enjoyed it and the books - just sorry I fell behind.

llwheeler And used A Wizard of Earthsea (The Farthest Shore works too) for the #readingwomenchallenge prompt "a book with characters who are travelling somewhere" 2y
2BR02B Thanks for being part of it! I love your Le Guin collection! 😍 2y
llwheeler @2BR02B Thanks! 😊 2y
UrsulaMonarch @llwheeler good point, I think I'll use it for reading women challenge too! ☺️👍 2y
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llwheeler
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Thank goodness for personal days. I have today off to rest from running exams yesterday, so this is my morning 💕

Only 5 chapters left in Tehanu so hope to finish it and go on to Tess.

readordierachel Sounds like a lovely morning! 2y
GatheringBooks i realize now that even my days off are spent answering emails - argh. no real rest for most academics. boo. :) enjoy your rest day, though! 2y
llwheeler @ReadOrDieRachel It is ☺ hope you have a good day! 2y
llwheeler @GatheringBooks that's one of the main reasons I left academia myself (after MA). My corporate-world job has its downsides but it is a lot easier to have a work/life balance. Hope you enjoy your day too! 2y
GatheringBooks @llwheeler seriously considering a change in pace. :) 2y
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JazzFeathers
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Mehso-so

#EarthseaChapterADay

Finished yesterday night.
What to say about the quartet? I was honestly expecting more from such a classic of fantasy. Instead l had issues with all the novels, mostly relating to my involvement with characters and stories, which l always found very hard.
Loved the dragons, but the movement of the story never satisfied me. The end of the trilogy was strong enough. The end of the quartet was so disappointing.

AmandaL It wrapped up so conveniently and did not explain any of it. I'm glad I read the books, but I was hoping for more. 2y
JazzFeathers @AmandaL My feeling exactly. At the end of Tehanu l though, So what? Not the best reaction at the end of a trilogy. But l'm happy to have read it too. Had ment it for many years. 2y
batsy @AmandaL @JazzFeathers I relate to that feeling of expecting and wanting more. Maybe because it's such a beloved series; I've heard about it for so long it was hard not to build up expectations. 2y
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JazzFeathers @batsy @AmandaL Me too. When l first became a fantasy reader in the late 1980s, already l heard talking of the Earthsea saga as a classic. I'm not sure why it is considered such 2y
Mdargusch Great photo! 2y
UrsulaMonarch @batsy @amandal @JazzFeathers I didn't come in with much in the way of expectations and was mostly interested to read the series to read more Le Guin - whose writing I find very intriguing but often not warm or welcoming (reminiscent of Atwood for me). Maybe this is self-evident, but do you think you'll read 2y
AmandaL @UrsulaMonarch @JazzFeathers @batsy I'm tempted to read it, especially if there is a Therru story in there. 2y
UrsulaMonarch @AmandaL cool! I'll be reading it... maybe we can keep the # going ☺️ @2BR02B 2y
JazzFeathers @AmandaL @UrsulaMonarch @batsy l'm interested in reading it. But honestly l'd also welcome a little break at the moment 😄 2y
UrsulaMonarch @JazzFeathers oh yeah I'm going to take a break too! (I say as I have not yet finished the 4th book...). Planning to read them this year though! 2y
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batsy
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Puffy cheese toast for brekkie and reading time ... Great start to the day ☺️ #breakfastandbook

danibolahood That looks amazing! I am a big fan of bread and cheese lol 2y
LeahBergen Mmm. Cheesy toast. ❤️ 2y
aschermetz Dang that looks delicious! How do you make it?! 2y
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RaimeyGallant You can make me breakfast any day. :) 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Yummy!! 2y
rubyslippersreads That looks scrumptious! 2y
batsy @danibolahood @LeahBergen @ElishaLovesBooks @rubyslippersreads Thank you :) Bread + cheese, food of the gods 😆 2y
batsy @aschermetz I used to just grate cheese on toast and pop it in the toaster oven but then I saw this and was like, that's genius 😆 https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/breakfast/egg-breakfast/puffy-cheese-egg-toas... It's not really a recipe, just to get proportions right. The egg gives it a soufflé-like texture. 2y
LeahBergen Oh, I am definitely going to make this. Thank you! 2y
BiblioLitten I'm going to stack this recipe.😊🍞🧀 2y
batsy @LeahBergen My pleasure 🧀🧀🍞 2y
Simona 😋🤤😋🤤 2y
Kalalalatja That sounds amazing! 2y
batsy @Simona 😁 🍞🧀💛 2y
batsy @Kalalalatja I love it, maybe a little too much 😄 2y
Ms_T Yum! 2y
batsy @Ms_T 😊 2y
aschermetz @batsy Thanks! I figured there was a method other than “melt cheese on toast!” 😂😂Looks amazing! 2y
Cathythoughts Oh I love anything with cheese & that looks divine 💫💫💫 2y
batsy @Cathythoughts It is the very best. In your book club pics I'm always eyeing the cheese platter 😁 2y
Cathythoughts @batsy I know you are ! That‘s your spot when you come to Ireland... 👍🏻 2y
batsy @Cathythoughts 😂💛💛 2y
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Sisasuku
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"As long ago as forever and as far away as Selidor..."

Just read the last words of Tehanu for #earthseachapteraday, and what can I say. I loved the Earthsea books. I think there was a lot of character develpoment in each book, and while there was always a story, I felt the books were truly about the changes each person went through on their respective journeys.

Thank you @2BR02B for organizing this :)

2BR02B You're welcome! 😊 2y
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JazzFeathers
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Just came across this new edition of the complete Earthsea. It container the same as my edition, though this new one is in hardback and l suspect it would be more comfortable to handle (mine is a huge paperback chunkster).
I like my cover a lot better, though 😆

#EarthseaChapterADay

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JazzFeathers
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#ReadingResolutions #MarchTBR
#MagicalMarch #MarchLineup

Well, at least this is my intention. But it will be a very busy March and l really don't know how l'll fare.

Mitch Ooh - Gods of Howl Mountain..... that‘s on my TBR - might bring it closer to the top! 2y
JazzFeathers @Mitch lt's been on mine for a couple months now. Let's see whether l find a way to read it 2y
vkois88 Beautiful covers! 2y
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andrelei
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My dose of happy for today: the early Book Depository package and the Sherlock bookmark souvenir from a friend who just came from the UK. ☺️

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llwheeler
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5 chs into #Earthseachapteraday and I honestly don't know whether I've read this before. I know 100% I read Tombs of Atuan as a kid, and I was pretty sure I'd read Wizard of Earthsea and Farthest Shore too (don't think I ever did read Tehanu) but so far I don't remember much. Except 'archipelago' has been used several times & I know this series was the 1st time I read the word, (& mispronounced in my head for years until it was a clue on Jeopardy)

BarbaraJean I know I read the first book as a kid, but I didn‘t realize it was a series until much later—my library only had the first one! I remember very little of the book, but I know it was also my first encounter with the word “archipelago”—and I‘m still not sure how to pronounce it correctly. 😏 2y
llwheeler @BarbaraJean Lol! It is a great word though 2y
JazzFeathers I read this as a kid, only this first novel. I too remember very little. What l remember best is the Shadow 2y
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JazzFeathers
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Plan for tonight.

I'm behind one chapter with the #YearOfTolkien readalong. Couldn't really read yesterday night (it was a day at work). Let's see whether l can catch up. I'm loving Farmer Giles of Ham.
#LotRChaperADay

I can't find my English edition of Earthsea which includes just the quartet. I'll keep searching but in the meanwhile the ltalian omnibus chunkster will have to do.
#EarthseaChapterADay

bookaholic1 I love big books and I cannot lie, lol. 📚📚❤❤ 2y
2BR02B The Italian for Earthsea is "Terramare"? I like it! 2y
JazzFeathers @bookaholic1 😄 But it isn't very handy. 2y
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JazzFeathers @2BR02B lt's the exact translation 2y
Daisey That Le Guin might be unwieldy, but it is beautiful! I‘m also technically a day behind on Tolkien since Farmer Giles was longer than I realized and yesterday was busy. I finished it this evening and really enjoyed it! 2y
batsy Very cool Italian edition! So huge. 2y
batsy Is it all six (I think?) in one instead of just the "original" quartet? 2y
JazzFeathers @batsy Yes, it's all six books. Very handy to own... but not that handy to read! 2y
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Spreading the word—join in on the #EarthseaChapterADay readalong! Go find @2BR02B for the full schedule!

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JazzFeathers
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Anyone fancy to join? 😊
#EarthseaChapterADay

LibrarianRyan I might. I'm already behind on #fowladay but I hope to catch up this weekend. 2y
Kallik93 I might be down for that!! 2y
amvs1111 I've recently read the first two but could jump in on the last two! 2y
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JazzFeathers @LibrarianRyan l'm doing the #LotRChapterADay And although l'm not behind at the moment, it is quite demanding on me. But l've meant to read Earthsea for decades. I don't want to keep meaning for decades more 😆 2y
JazzFeathers @Kallik93 Do come along! The more we are, the more fun we'll have 😁 2y
JazzFeathers @amvs1111 Yayyy! 🙌🙌 2y
Kallik93 @JazzFeathers I‘m going to! 2y
InLibrisVeritas Ooo! This is really tempting! 2y
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2BR02B
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Here's the schedule for our upcoming Earthsea readalong. Schedules for individual books to follow.

If you didn't see my original post but would like to join, feel free! @LitsyHappenings, could you perhaps create a posting to get the word out?

#EarthseaChapterADay

llwheeler Awesome! I'm looking forward to reading/rereading these, I don't remember them that well. Thanks for organizing!! 2y
2BR02B @llwheeler My pleasure! 2y
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saresmoore Really looking forward to it! Thank you so much! 2y
JazzFeathers 😊🙌 2y
Liatrek I‘m so glad I saw this post! I‘ve been wanting to read this one and I love buddy reads❤️ it‘s like if you find a part you love you can share with people who are reading it at the same time 😊 2y
UrsulaMonarch @2BR02B so cool, thanks for all your work on this!! 2y
2BR02B @Liatrek Good to have you aboard! 😁 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Awesome! Thanks for the tag and the schedules! Looking forward to this re-read tremendously! ❤️🍻❤️ 2y
GarthRanzz Thanks for creating the reading schedule and the tags! Now off to find copies! 2y
batsy Thank you for tagging and for organising the schedule! So looking forward! 2y
DivaDiane You MUST add the Tales from Earthsea and also the Other Wind. Such a satisfying ending. 2y
2BR02B @DivaDiane I was on the fence about whether to include them in the readalong, but I'd definitely like to read them myself at some point. I'll probably check in with the group later on and see what the feeling is. 2y
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MystGalaxyBooks
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Our Ursula K. Le Guin display has generated a lot of great discussions & shared memories with readers.

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RealLifeReading
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I am in the middle of so many books (as usual) but after feeling a bit overwhelmed by all sorts of things today, I just want to dive into this book and the world of Earthsea which I first began exploring when I was perhaps 12 years old and revisit every so often. It's kind of a comfort read for me and today makes me sad that its creator is gone.

chowmeyow Love this series. Ursula ❤️ 2y
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scripturient
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And another great one gone. 😢 Rest in peace, Ursula! 💔

GlassAsDiamonds 😭😭😭😭 2y
JazzFeathers 😢 2y
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Yossarian
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Thndrstd 😢 2y
Nutmegnc 😱😥😪😢 2y
ErinSueMreads 😭😭😭😭 2y
EllieDottie 😔 2y
francozytime Catwings is the best! 2y
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BrainyHeroine
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My coworkers birthday is coming up. At his request I bought him a trilogy he wanted. Now he can't stop asking me about books. Our friendship leveled up lol.

tpixie Lol 2y
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Nat_Reads
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Finished up the quartet with the last of the Christmas cookies! I don't want to spoil anything but DRAGONS and GIRLPWRRR (finally). Are there more?

Lindy I think there are two more in the Earthsea Cycle: The Other Wind and 2y
Nat_Reads @lindy Thank you! 2y
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DivaDiane
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#NovemberbytheNumbers #six

One of my favorite Fantasy series! The Earthsea series is 6 Books although I‘m fudging a bit, because one is a collection of short stories. 😊

A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, Tales of Earthsea, and the Other Wind.

I can‘t recommend them highly enough!!

BethM I adore fantasy and I've never read her. I think that may be blasphemy of some kind. 2y
DivaDiane @BethM If you ask me, you are in for a treat! That said, some people can‘t get into her pacing. It‘s quite slow, but there‘s so much packed in there! They are pretty brief though! (edited) 2y
BethM I know she's written a lot- what would suggest that I start with? 2y
DivaDiane Do you prefer Fantasy to Science Fiction? If so, The the Wizard of Earthsea is the place to start. For Science Fiction I‘d say start with the Lathe of Heaven (which I‘m rereading ATM) or maybe a collection of novellas called Four Ways to Forgiveness. 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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JazzFeathers What a nice cover! 2y
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RealLifeReading
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These are my 🏝📚for #emojinov
If I'm ever stranded on an island, I better have some books that I would read and reread over and over again. And what luck for I definitely have done so with these!

emilyhaldi Pride and prejudice is a great choice 2y
Laura317 This photo with the sun is perfection! 2y
bookwrm526 Can I be on that island with you? Those choices are all perfect 2y
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Nat_Reads
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BOOKMAIL! I'm so excited to read these. I'm starting over with the first book (only one I've read so far). I'm learning to love Ursula Le Guin. Unfortunately, I have to leave my cozy nest soon to participate in school event. The introvert cringes and the hedonist sighs: why me?!

vivastory Isn't this just the loveliest edition? 2y
Nat_Reads @vivastory Yes! I love it! I just read the first one a few months ago, and am rereading it now and still loving it as much! 2y
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DivaDiane
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Why are so many of my books by Ursula K. LeGuin orange? Not that I'm complaining... #orangecovers #bookriot @bookriot #riotgram

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RealLifeReading
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#fallintobooks day 29: #crush
The Wizard of Earthsea was the first proper fantasy book I read when I was a kid and I've always had a bit of a #crush on the tortured Ged.
Also, thinking about yesterday's prompt, I must say that I hope they never attempt to make these books into a series again. That first one was horrible and sadly that Studio Ghibli one wasn't right either.

Nat_Reads I've only read the first one! I keep meaning to finish the series, but can only find truly hideous editions. 2y
Lizpixie @Nat_Reads @RealLifeReading the book depository one is the edition I have. It's a beautiful mint green with white and has the whole quartet. I highly recommend👍 2y
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ArcaneStars Loved this so much as a kid, it gets sooo epic. 2y
Nat_Reads @RealLifeReading Thank you!! Think I'll do a bit of shopping today! 2y
Nat_Reads @Lizpixie I'm sold! Looking forward to this book mail! 2y
RealLifeReading Oh thanks @Lizpixie 👍 2y
RealLifeReading @ArcaneStars definitely! One of my all-time faves! 2y
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vivastory
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I have been eyeing the Earthsea books for awhile & after reading, & loving, Le Guin's "The Lathe of Heaven" I felt even more compelled to buy them. I love this edition.

JazzFeathers I've eyes an ltalian edition that collects all the novels (are the 5?) And a few short stories. I need to get my hands on it 😈 2y
Leniverse What, there are more than four!? Where!? How!? I must research this. Also, the quartet is due another re-read. ❤️ 2y
saresmoore I have this lovely edition, too! (Still TBR) 2y
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Lizpixie
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#JuneBookBugs #day28 #APlanetInTheTitle For this prompt I've given you both a book with the word planet in the title & a book with A planet in the title.The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet was one of my favourite reads last year,the characters were a joy & the storyline was hugely entertaining.The Earthsea Quartet are books I've always meant to read,but have never gotten to,so I bought the first four as a quartet & plan on reading them this year.

SpeculativeFemale The Earthsea books are a favorite of mine 2y
RealLifeReading I adore the Earthsea collection! And also the Chambers book was so much fun! Have you read the next book? 2y
Lizpixie @RealLifeReading yep, A Closed And Common Orbit is next to this one in my bookcase👍 2y
vivastory I'd never seen that edition of Earthsea. I've been wanting to read it but haven't been too thrilled with the editions I've seen. Thanks for posting! I bought a copy online. 2y
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NotAJot
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cherry season + Sibelius + #Earthsea = happy place.

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Lizpixie
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#FunFridayPhoto I'm probably a bit late, but this is my book that starts with my initial that I want to read. When your name starts with E, there's not that many books out there that actually start with that letter. I was going to go with Emma by Jane Austen but this quartet has probably been on my TBR longer.

Jhullie Love these books 📚❤️ 3y
hlgreenfield I just got that book in the mail yesterday! It's been on my tbr list for ages though. Emma is amazing by the way. (Almost) tied with pride and prejudice for favourite Jane Austen book! 3y
Dragon I'm pretty sure these books have influenced many modern fantasy authors-well worth reading 3y
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hlgreenfield
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BOOKMAIL!! So many packages here today! A bunch of #scifi novels ( thanks to Among Others for making want to read all these books) and a set of Jane Austen postcards! I also got my national geographic jumper! #bookmail

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earlgreyediting
The Earthsea Quartet | Ursula K. Le Guin
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This series of stories follows the wizard Sparrowhawk through different stages of his life. I last read this classic a decade or two ago but it looms large & luminous in my teenage memory. Now that I'm in a place to see what Le Guin was doing with it, I appreciate it even more.

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The Earthsea Quartet | Ursula K. Le Guin
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The sheer simplicity of Le Guin's writing makes this a beautiful tale to read. Her subtle world building makes each instalment even more engrossing and magical than the last as the reader becomes part of the legend of Earthsea.

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"Only one thing in the world can resist an evil-hearted man. And that is another man. In our shame is our glory. Only our spirit, which is capable of evil, is capable of overcoming it."
The Farthest Shore