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Contact | Carl Sagan
In 1999, a multinational team of astronauts ventures deep into outer space, where they come face to face with an advanced alien civilization, in a tie-in to the new blockbuster film. Reissue. Movie tie-in.
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Kazzie
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I enjoyed it, especially the ending (the universe is vast, it all comes down to love) but it needed to be more heavily edited

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Andorsey
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Mehso-so

Started strong. Extra terrestrial life spurs conversation on the overlap between science and religion

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jaybones
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$2 donation to my local zoo, I got to fill a bag full of books - here's what I was able to find!

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KimM
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Pickpick

My biggest take-away from this book published in 1985 (1 year before Challenger blew up) is that we thought we‘d be much more advanced in space travel by the millennium. Read for 2019 Yearly Challenge - Science.

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BlueMonday42
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Pickpick

The late great Carl Sagan was an expert at understanding the stars, and also at helping us to find meaning among the complexities of the cosmos. This is a story I will revisit again.

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Crazeedi
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#quotsyapr19 @TK421
The movie was #contact and a great film from the 90s adapted from Carl Sagan's book.

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyApr19 Day 5: Making #contact with those who are far while losing #contact with those who are near. Story of humanity, in brief.

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Eggs
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Some celestial event. No - no words. No words to describe it. Poetry! They should've sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful... I had no idea.
—Ellie Arroway

#contact #quotsyapr19 @TK-421

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EadieB
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niluferplum
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“It's hard to kill a creature once it lets you see its consciousness.”
#CarlSagan #Contact
Carl Sagan is my hero.⭐️👽🌜🌍🐛

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InLibrisVeritas
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I rarely ever need time to "digest" a book, but Contact is a book that I can tell will not allow me to ever move on. This is the type of sci-fi story that works it's way into my head and becomes somewhat of obsession. It perfectly marries my love for the logic of science with the almost religious experience of wonder at our vast universe. It's not an easy read but I loved every minute. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Book two of #makemereadit @TheReadingMermaid

bookandcat I need to read this. Have you ever read The Sparrow? I feel the same way about that book. 1y
InLibrisVeritas @bookandcat I haven't, but I will definitely add it to my TBR! 1y
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InLibrisVeritas
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Working my way through book two for my #makemereadit TBR. It's a bit dry but it is really interesting and despite totally understanding all the science I appreciate that Sagan actually explains it when needed.

I also really love first contact stories. Had anyone read this? What were your general thoughts?

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Katiesbookishlife
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Bailedbailed

Bailed. Just didn‘t hold my interest for such a large book.

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Katiesbookishlife
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I loved this story as a movie 🍿 I‘m hoping this book is good as well 🤞

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TheInterpretationOfBooks
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Went by my local library for their used book sale. All book $1-$2! Went a little crazy and had to put a bunch back. Hehe. So excited for my haul though! Any recommendations on these? I‘ve read some about some of these but nothing about others...

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks like a great #BookHaul, I haven‘t read any of those yet! 2y
TheInterpretationOfBooks I started with The Thirteenth Tale and it is such a book lovers book! 2y
DebinHawaii Looks like a great stack! Some of these are on my #TBR. Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
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TheInterpretationOfBooks Thank you! I found it through the Page Turners page on Facebook and can‘t wait to sit down with some more time and share some book stories and read through everyone‘s awesome posts!! 2y
rather_be_reading awesome! 😍 2y
scripturient The thirteenth tale is awesome! 👍🏻😊 2y
TheInterpretationOfBooks Looooving it! 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#quotsyfeb18 #space
Have not read the book but loved the film adaptation.
Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey 💗

batsy Enjoyed the books I've read, he writes in such an engaging way. 2y
SandyW Read the book.... it's sooooo much better. 2y
SandyW I remedy being surprised that they carry MM in that role. I don't believethere was a love story in the book. One of my all time favorite books. 2y
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SandyW
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@TheWordJar #TheBig40Giveaway
Happy 40th 🎂
My advice to myself @ 40 (& EVERYONE) is twofold. 1, instant gratification is overrated. You're going to want to retire comfortably one day, make sure you are saving as much as you can b/c most of that stuff you think you want winds up at the Salvo.
2, your health isn't a given. Eat well and exercise, and make time to do the things you most want, with the people you love before you, or they, can't.

Wife Excellent advice!🌹 2y
SandyW Thanks @Wife . I'm always telling my husband wee should really start to think about the things we really want to do. Being middle-aged means there's a chance that one of us will develop something to keep us from being able to do whatever "it" is. 2y
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batsy
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When I was 18 I was introduced to Carl Sagan and became obsessed with The Demon-Haunted World. I went on to read several others and almost two decades later I can't remember much 😬 But I do recall enjoying this one, not so much for characterisation or prose but for the ideas and the story, of that struggle between religion and science.

I clearly need to read more SF.
#prayingtothealiens #nuyear @TrishB @Cinfhen

BarbaraBB Good choice! 2y
TrishB Read this a while ago too 👍🏻 good pick. 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I read this aaaaaaaand... didn‘t like it as much as the movie. 2y
batsy @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I think maybe I liked the movie a little better, too 🙂 2y
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hernanderson
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if only he knew...

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everlocalwest
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Pickpick

This book that is built on astronomy and the greater questions is basically an argument for their futility. Be curious, ask questions, and learn, yes but also tend to your heart. Relationships matter, "for small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love." I don't care if it's saccharine, I love this book. #riotgrams #booksinnature

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Charisma
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Reading now...

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Librarianaut
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I rewatched this movie tonight; hadn't seen it in a long time. It always makes me cry 😭
I remember reading the book after seeing the movie when it was released in theatres. I was struck by how different some angles of the book were, yet the story remained huge and deep.

EchoLogical My MIL loves this movie so much! 2y
EchoLogical I'll have to ask her if she's read the book. 2y
Megabooks Love it so much! 2y
Bradleygirl I loved this-my friends kindly nerded out w me and watched this long beast over my 20th birthday ages ago. 2y
Librarianaut @Bradleygirl they sound like great friends!! 2y
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Sha0102
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What a wonderful book despite of all the technicalities of the first chapters. A classic. A must read for the lovers of scifi. Entertaining level: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 #livro #book #bookaholic #booklovers #ler #leitura #leitora #reading #instabook #instaread #instabooks #bookstagram #igread #litsy #booklover #brazilianreader #2014Sha

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BarbaraBB
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Panpan

The institute of which Ellie is director, is able to receive signals from Vega, a system 25 light years away. A team of astronomers build a machine to travel towards it. I did want to find out what was going to happen with the Machine. Then I drowned again in an essay on 'pi' and the book ended with something happening in Ellie's personal life, something of which I am not sure what it meant or how it added to the story as a whole. #1001books

BkClubCare Ok, I have to read it for the pi! I saw movie so long ago I can't remember anything. 2y
BarbaraBB @BkClubCare I don't think I'll ever watch the movie but am looking forward to what you think of the book! 2y
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Cinfhen
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#PayingItForward I'm pretty sure this was the first Sci-fi novel I ever read...My then boyfriend now hubby was reading it and I wanted to "impress" him ??several years later we saw the movie together ??thanks for the chance to win Borne!

BookishJess I read this a couple years ago and absolutely loved it! 2y
JPeterson That's an awesome story! I've always loved sci-fi, but have read many new authors due to my boyfriend. 😊 2y
Sha0102 Classic 📚. Great book! 2y
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beckygracelea
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Pickpick

I loved this so much. Intelligent, thoughtful, and endlessly fascinating.

Suelizbeth One of my fave rereads. 📚❤️ 3y
BookishJess I loved this too. It was a fascinating read. 3y
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beckygracelea
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Next on the list for my Great Adaptations of. Got The Graduate on the way soon, then a sci-fi double bill.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I saw an interview with Jodie Foster once and she was asked which of her movies is she asked about the least and she said, "Contact! I loved Contact but nobody asks about Contact." I though "Oh Jodie Foster, I would totally ask you about Contact." 3y
beckygracelea @TobeyTheScavengerMonk God, absolutely! I'd have so many questions for her, but it'd definitely include Contact. 3y
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Booksbymybed
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I am rewatching the movie right now and I remembered I liked the book a lot. Need to reread it sometimes

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JoeStalksBeck
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The rest of my 20 bags for 20$ library sale!!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Holy Moly! Great deal! Great #BookHaul! 3y
JoeStalksBeck @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I was in heaven!!! 😂😂📚❤ 3y
ocdIrene Yowzers! That's impressive! 3y
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Haweller Jealous! However, my bookshelves aren't 3y
JoeStalksBeck @Haweller I don't have enough book shelves . I need another room and more shelves 😂 3y
Haweller The true definition of book addict 3y
JoeStalksBeck @Haweller oh I figured my husband would just stand at the door going "✋?no... no" lol 3y
HLouiseM 😜want! 3y
JoeStalksBeck @HLouiseM ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
kspenmoll Wow!📚📚📚 3y
JoeStalksBeck @kspenmoll ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
SaraFair Love it! We have a small library, but I was thinking of joining the Friends of the Library group to get first dibs on sales. Lol 3y
JoeStalksBeck @SaraFair omg! I wish my library had that club!!! It always gets mauled by book dealers the first day 😡 3y
azulaco Wow! So. Many. Books! 😍 3y
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Lidia
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I thought this was just a #greatdedication . #Riotgrams

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Lidia
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I finally got my #cupidgoespostal package! I couldn't go the PO box until today and there it was. Thanks a lot @PomegranateMuse ! Everything is lovely 💗. I saw the movie Contact and I remember I really liked it so the book must be even better. The last Oracle sounds interesting too. And the travel coloring book looks great! I loved the travel theme you got going ☺️

Texreader James Rollins rocks!! Enjoy! 3y
ephemeralwaltz That tea😍😍 3y
PomegranateMuse Yay! Glad you got it, I was worried! Lol hope you enjoy...and yes @ephemeralwaltz that tea is divine 👌🏻❤️ 3y
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chavalah
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Belated #FunFridayPhoto--This is one of my favorite movies of all time, which now I feel kinda bad about because I understand that Sagan didn't like the direction that the movie was taking before his death. I read his novel, too, which was intriguing if a little dry; it didn't touch me as much. I think maybe it's because I'm less into science (which is great--go science!) and more into belief and interconnection. Ellie's journey makes it for me.

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classiquemots
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I'm loving this book with every fiber of my being
#contact #carlsagan #spacenerd

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Christine
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I enjoyed the movie adaptation when I saw it way back when, but I've still never read this... #FunFridayPhoto

DeeLew Same here. Loved the movie, haven't read the book. I have read pretty much all of Carl Sagan's nonfiction and it is all great. 3y
Christine @DeeLew Please let me know what you think of it if you read it!! 3y
Suelizbeth I know it's a cliche, but the book is so much better! This is one of my all time favorite books. 3y
Christine @Suelizbeth I'm sure you are right!! Must get to this one sometime soon. 3y
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jdtchicago
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So what's more likely? That an all-powerful, mysterious god created the universe, and decided not to give any proof of his existence? Or, that he simply doesn't exist at all, and that we created him, so that we wouldn't have to feel so small and alone?

jpmcwisemorgan Well, when it's put that way... 3y
Laura317 There's lots of proof! You just have to open your eyes to see it. 3y
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NadinetheReader
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This is an interesting writing style that I don't usually come across! A fiction book that reads like nonfiction, yet still manages to make the story feel alive. I like the book, and I can't wait to see what happens next!

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mariejoechahine
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"The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space." Carl Sagan ❤?

Kerouacthedog How is this one? Was it too theoretical? 3y
NPTK_Designs I've been wanting to read this for a long time. Thanks for reminding me! 3y
mariejoechahine @Kerouacthedog Some parts were, but overall it's really worth the read especially if you're into sci-fi 3y
mariejoechahine @NPTK_Designs You're weclome! Hope you'll like it as i did! 3y
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Kirstin
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Three characters that describe me. Ellie Arroway from Contact is someone I identified with from the first sentence. Arthur Dent because when things get weird you just need tea(coffee). And Switters from Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates. No one has ever drawn him so here is a pic of Tom Robbins who imagined such a great character. I love seeing everyone's picks and wanted to jump on the bandwagon!

Eyelit Very cool! 3y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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This is one of the few books that I feel translated well to the big screen. I really enjoyed both novel and movie. 📚📽 #madeintoamovie #madeintomovie #septphotochallenge #somethingforsept #day9

RealLifeReading Oh definitely! I've seen the movie several times and just adore it 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good pick! 3y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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This is one of the few books that I feel translated well to the big screen. I really enjoyed both novel and movie. 📚📽 #madeintoamovie #madeintomovie #septphotochallenge #somethingforsept #day9

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Twocougs
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Today was the first day that I had to deal with the reality that school will be starting soon (meeting). Jobs should not cut into our reading time (even when you teach English📚). At least I had some book mail😀but no #litsygoespostal (🇳🇿🛫🇺🇸it's coming from Australia) or #botm😢.

451Degrees I sympathize😞 I know my BOTM won't be here for at least a few more days😩 3y
Melwilk I go back to school in one week. My biggest hardship is that my reading time will be cut by so much. 3y
Megabooks But how special to get an international package! I haven't gotten one since high school. 👍🏻😃 3y
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ScrappyMags I teach English! I am on disability (lengthy illness) but hoping to go back ASAP! It's weird how I'm DYING to lesson plan lol 3y
Twocougs @Ebooksandcooks I love international packages😍. Every so often I order from England or from Shakespeare and company in Paris, so I can get that happy feeling! 3y
Twocougs @ScrappyMags hope you're able to go back soon. Once I see my 7th graders, I'll get excited. 3y
Twocougs @Melwilk didn't it go fast this summer? 3y
Melwilk @Twocougs It went so quickly! 3y
Bookworm83 @Twocougs I didn't realize you were a teacher...I teach 7th grade, too. My kiddos show up on Thursday. I love them, but I will miss unlimited summer reading time. 3y
Twocougs @Bookworm83 exactly, I feel the same way. What do you teach? We don't start until the 1st but the meetings are already starting😢 3y
BookishMarginalia I teach 11th and 12th grade English and my kids start on Wednesday. I'll miss my #summerofreading 3y
Twocougs @BookishMarginalia @Bookworm83 teachers=awesome people! 3y
Bookworm83 I teach advanced reading. In our school English is split into reading and writing. Yep...lots of meetings these first couple of days for me, too. @BookishMarginalia I will miss it, too! 3y
Bookworm83 Absolutely! @Twocougs 3y
ErinC I agree! I go back next Friday. I'm enjoying every last minute I have left though! I teach 11-12 English too @BookishMarginalia. 3y
ScrappyMags Don't worry everyone, I got this!! I'm bored out of my mind either going to doctors (and waiting), waiting for procedures, waiting for next appt, waiting for results etc. I'll read for all of you! 🤓🤓 if I can't laugh thru all this I will cry. I choose laughter. And books! Lol 3y
Twocougs @ScrappyMags what an awesome attitude. So will you please read one book a week for me- I like everything. If anyone gives you a bad time, blame me😀. 3y
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stargazerblue49
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TBR Tuesday! This is the Tupperware box that is storing what used to be my TBR pile as we are kind of in the middle of moving! It's been rough, but I still have 5 or 6 books out and read to be read! 📚

SusanInTiburon Moving is SUCH a hassle! I wish you a very happy landing. 3y
Lizpixie Ooooh, let me know what Blood Kiss is like! 3y
stargazerblue49 @Susanintiburon Thanks! We have been slowly moving things to our parents' houses over the last few months so that the big move this weekend wouldn't be so bad, but it's still going to be rough! Ha! 3y
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stargazerblue49 @Lizpixie What you cannot see is underneath the first layer is every BDB book after Payne's, which is where I got stuck! I think it was partly that I didn't like Lover Unleashed as much as the other books, and partly that I was not ready for Tohr to move on from Wellsie at the time ☹️ 3y
Viji Love BDB! 3y
Lizpixie I know, me either. They do get better after that one though, and The King & The Beast are really good, almost as great as the first books. 3y
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