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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire) | George R.R. Martin
Published in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of George R. R. Martin’s landmark series, this lavishly illustrated special edition of A Game of Thrones—with gorgeous full-page illustrations in every chapter—revitalizes the fantasy masterpiece that became a cultural phenomenon.
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beth_jones8
A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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Sunday reading ☀️

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sudi
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Did anyone watch this video today? I clicked on it because it had GOT and i saw it on trending.
And i don't think anyone could have made a better explanation for why the last season was terrible.

https://youtu.be/BGr0NRx3TKU

If anyone is a GOT fan and disliked the last season, the video is worth a watch.

Redwritinghood I can‘t believe that I haven‘t gotten around to watching the last two seasons yet! I‘m worried now after so many people hated the final season. 5d
vivastory I know this is about as #unpopularopinion as you can get, but I really don't think the last season was bad. 5d
sudi @Redwritinghood i thought they ruined the show for me. I can't even get myself to rewatch it because all the plots eventually led to nothing in the end. But i guesss there are some people who like it, so i guess it depends on the person. 4d
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sudi @vivastory 😄, it's ok everybody has their own preferences, but i think your opinion sucks 😜😂 4d
vivastory 😄😝 4d
bromeliad This was a great watch, thanks for sharing! I love it when people get into the nitty gritty of why stories didn't work. Super interesting! 4d
sudi @bromeliad i'm glad you liked it. I always get weird looks when i try to discuss it with my friends. So watching this video, i really think she hit the nail on the head with all the points presented. 3d
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Andrew65
Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6d
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Go_Brina

“It was queer how sometimes a child‘s innocent eyes can see things that grown men are blind to.”

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Mitch
A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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On this day - August 6 1996 - A Game of Thrones was published 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Soubhiville Oh wow, those are pretty! 2w
AlaMich Those are beautiful! What editions are they? 2w
candority Wow! Those are amazing 😍 2w
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CarmenBick I have really wanted to read those. Recommended? 2w
JamieArc I‘ve only read the first one, and enjoyed it enough, but those editions make me want to pick up the next one! 2w
Mitch @AlaMich English ones - 2014 published and very pretty! 2w
Mitch @CarmenBick I‘m about half way through the series in print and love them! 2w
AlaMich Are they show tie-ins? Do they have pix from the show on the cover? 2w
Mitch @AlaMich I‘ll post you a picture of the covers! 2w
CarmenBick Thanks so much for letting me know! Can‘t wait to read them! 2w
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Go_Brina

“He had touched her cheek, his thumb lightly tracing the line of a cheekbone. ‘Life is not a song, sweetling. You may learn that one day to your sorrow.‘”

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Go_Brina

“‘Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it,‘ the dwarf had told him, grinning. The world was full of cravens who pretended to be heroes; it took a queer sort of courage to admit to cowardice as Samwell Tarly had.”

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Go_Brina

“‘Let me tell you something about wolves, child. When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives. Summer is the time for squabbles. In winter, we must protect one another, keep each other warm, share our strengths. So if you must hate, Arya, hate those who would truly do us harm.‘”

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BookishBecky
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Go_Brina

“‘Can a man still be brave if he‘s afraid?‘ he heard his own voice saying, small and far away. And his father‘s voice replied to him. ‘That is the only time a man can be brave.‘”

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Go_Brina

“Now you know why you must live. ‘Why?‘ Bran said, not understanding, falling, falling. Because winter is coming.”

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4thhouseontheleft
Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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Taking a mid-afternoon tea break, here are a few pics of what we have been up to the last two days!

For GoT fans, the bottom left pic is Thingvellir Park, where the N American and Eurasian continental plates meet up, & also the setting of the Eyrie. 😃

I also had some of the best hot chocolate I‘ve had in a while! Off soon to see a puffin colony and the black sand beaches around Vik.

#bfcr2 Met all my goals already for the week! 🎉🎉

Megabooks Wow! Glad you‘re having such a great time!! 3w
BookwormAHN Fantastic pics 💚 3w
sudi Love the pics 💜 3w
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Libby1 Have fun! I haven‘t read the books, but I think my husband told me Winterfell is here in Northern Ireland. 3w
wanderinglynn Wow! Amazing photos! 💚 Glad you‘re having a blast! 3w
TrishB @Libby1 there‘s quite a lot in NI 😁 3w
TrishB Great pics 👍🏻 3w
tpixie So lovely! 3w
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Go_Brina

“‘Every flight begins with a fall,‘ the crow said. ‘Look down.‘”

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DaveGreen7777
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Saw this on the EpicReads Facebook page today!

♉️- Insists they read books first.

Guilty as charged! 😳 I‘ve only read the first two books in GRRM‘s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series to date, and so I‘ve only watched the first two seasons of “Game of Thrones”. If I plan on reading a book that has an adaptation, I always read the book first. Until “Winds of Winter” comes out, I won‘t watch the final GOT seasons... which is probably a good thing! 😂

AndreaLove Yep that‘s is 100% bang on! 4w
Kaila-ann Virgo is pretty accurate although I‘m getting better 😒. Too many books, too little time. 4w
PathfinderNicole I‘m a Cancer and yeah I‘ve watched the movie before reading the book a few times 😂 4w
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DaveGreen7777 @AndreaLove @Kaila-ann @PathfinderNicole I‘m not always the biggest believer in horoscopes, but this one is 💯 accurate! 😂 4w
BooknerdsLife OMG I‘m Leo ♌️ and this is so true!!! 😱🦁📚📚📚 You are the same as my sister LOL 🤣 3w
DaveGreen7777 @BooknerdsLife HA HA HA! Book horoscopes are the only ones I believe in! 😂 3w
BooknerdsLife @DaveGreen7777 Hahaaaa IKR! 🤣🤣 This is 💯 % 👍🏼 3w
PaperbackPirate No I‘m Sagittarius & I‘m a huge Harry Potter fan!!! ⚡️ 3w
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt1 Kicking off this fortnights mail with this beautiful Edition Of The 1st book in A Song Of Ice And Fire. I have the original paperbacks, bought as they were released, but they changed designs for the last books & so I don‘t have a matching set. I‘m buying these Special Edition Illustrateds as they come out, I especially love the illustration of Daenerys as she emerges from the flames with her baby dragons. Folio Editions are next!

Kalalalatja Stunning! 4w
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Lizpixie
Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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The lovely @Jas16 is celebrating her 100,000 Litfluence by having a giveaway! The author whose signing I would most love to go to has to be George R R Martins. To have a stack of Signed Special Editions of A Song Of Ice And Fire would be so perfect. I‘d clear a shelf in my library & fill it with GOT swag & books &..... sorry got a bit carried away. Check out her original post for details on how to enter🙌 #signmeup

Jas16 Great choice! Thanks for entering! 1mo
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jenniferw88
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Cheating a bit here but can't think of a book for #ManicMonday #lilithjuly @JoScho @Cinfhen @KarenUK

📚 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
🎬 Game of Thrones
🎵 Who Let the Dogs Out?

Cinfhen Perfect 👌🏽 🎉😂 1mo
KarenUK 😊👍 1mo
JoScho 🐶🖤🐶 1mo
Nicki_McCall The Poky Little Puppy 😊 4w
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laurenduke300
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Not quite what Tyrion said, but definitely more me. #24in48 hour 36 challenge

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beth_jones8
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I tried to read this once and lost interest but I‘m giving it another go now 🤞

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Go_Brina

“Maester Luwin made a little boy of clay, baked him till he was hard and brittle, dressed him in Bran‘s clothes, and flung him off the roof. Bran remembered the way he shattered. ‘But I never fall,‘ he said, falling.”

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sophierayton
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Pickpick

I have changed my tune on this one. It's taken a while, but I'm finally there. I struggle with fantasy novels, but after watching the TV shows I was able to picture the people and follow the story more easily. Also, I came to realise the escapism of this genre and the relief it brings from real life. On to the next book!

Howard_L I haven't read this and almost never read fantasy/sci-fi. I didn't watch the show but maybe I'll give this one or something similar a shot one day soon... 4w
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larah17
A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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Pickpick

It's completely on brand for me to only get to these books now, when all the hype is over 😂

kaysworld1 I'm doing the same Hun wait till the hype dies down then read them. I'll understand them better than before. X 1mo
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laurenslibrary
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Pickpick

Listening to the books again. Its so different hearing the story now that I know how it all ends. Certain characters feel like whole new people this time around. Still one of my favorite series, though. 🐺🐲

Kalalalatja I know how you feel! I‘m currently listening to book 5, and it is SO different from the show, and there‘s so many things I had forgotten about 😱 1mo
laurenslibrary @Kalalalatja Now that I know how it ends for Dany, a lot of the stuff she does seems less brave and more crazy to me. I always thought she should have just stayed in Essos and ruled but excused her desire for the Iron Thrones as her "following her destiny." But now it feels more like "following her crazy ass across the world bc she's obsessed." 1mo
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Kwrightson1986
Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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I‘ve been in a reading slump ever since the beach....leave for vacation in 2 days time to get through some pages

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Branwen
A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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#theworldneedsavillain @DaveGreen7777
This is my last entry for Dave's giveaway, I swear! I must really want the prize! 😁🤞ANYWAY. Cersei Lannister. Queen of the f*%@ing realm. She does awful, despicable things but...I love her anyway! There's just something about her that I can't help cheering for! And while, ultimately, Daenarys Targaryen is my favorite GoT character, I can't help secretly raising a glass of wine to salute my evil queen! 🦁💕

DaveGreen7777 Excellent choice, Becky! Cersei may be ruthless and devious, but she‘s just so good at playing the Game of Thrones, it‘s hard not to love her anyway! 😁 Her son, however, is much easier to hate! 😒 1mo
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 Omg, RIGHT?! Joffrey is the absolute worst! 😫 1mo
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wideeyedreader
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Why do people like this again? I‘m pretty sure it‘s the writing. Because, as much as couldn‘t finish this, the writing is good. Really good.

BUT. The content. I was good for the first five chapters, watching characters run around Winterfell and make decisions (I love Bran a lot. Just saying). But after that? It started to get creepy. More in comments

wideeyedreader The main thing that turned me off is Dany. I am MAJORLY grossed out by a 13 year old being expected to act as a married woman. And no, that wasn‘t common in history, no matter what they want you to believe. The next thing? The way the Dothraki are treated. The only dark-skinned characters in the book, and they are described, literally, as “animalistic”. Yeah, no. I‘m not about that. 1mo
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ShyBookOwl
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Keeping track of all the characters in a complex world like GoT is so much easier with Kindle's x-ray feature. I'm feeling less overwhelmed now lol

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Leftcoastzen
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#FolioSociety #FolioFreaks So nobody else on Litsy couldn‘t resist?My Birthday present to myself.It came yesterday. #MotherOfCats #TeamStark

vivastory I've been thinking of buying these editions. They're works of art ♥ 1mo
Leftcoastzen @vivastory They are gorgeous!I figure I save when I pick up books at thrifts and library sales for cents on the dollar.Sometimes you have to splurge a bit. 1mo
RealBooks4ever Lovely birthday presents! 💜 1mo
BooknerdsLife Oh Folio always have the most gorgeous editions!!! 😱❤️❤️ 1mo
Bklover ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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ShyBookOwl
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Reading. The best way to travel and the only way to be two places at once.

Game of thrones on the beach. Very good day.

5feet.of.fury I‘ve only read that first book. The Sansa chapters hurt me. Assuming the new books ever get released I am going to try again. Haha. 1mo
ShyBookOwl @5feet.of.fury Haha. I actually haven't gotten to any Sansa chapters yet, but now I'm freaking out 😳 lol 1mo
CallieBrowning How are you enjoying the series? 3w
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ShyBookOwl @CallieBrowning so far so good! It's a bit like reliving the tv series now but with far more detail 3w
CallieBrowning Oh cool. I tried starting it once but got distracted and didn‘t get past the first chapter. 3w
ShyBookOwl @CallieBrowning it's almost nostalgic for me now that the tv series is done 3w
CallieBrowning I didn‘t watch the series either. 🙈. But I‘ve promised myself to get to both of them. 3w
ShyBookOwl @CallieBrowning Haha honestly, I don't know that I'd get into the books if I hadn't been into the show first. Now, it feels like a way to rewatch it while learning much more about the world. 3w
CallieBrowning Makes sense. ❤️ 3w
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wideeyedreader
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After a month and a half, I can finally read this! Putting Artemis on hold for a bit so I can give this a fair shot

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Mitch
Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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OMG - why can‘t Christmas be in August this year 😩#bookishproblems

Leftcoastzen It could be if you say it is!🐺 1mo
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ShyBookOwl
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My kindle edition comes with maps of North and South, plus a link to more maps! That's intense lol Not sure if the link is public fair game but I thought I'd post it in case anyone wants to try it out. Of course, GoT nerds probably already know this lol I'm late to the game of maps 🤓

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ShyBookOwl
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My evening plans got cancelled because of a raging thunderstorm. Seems like the perfect time to start a behemouth of a book... ever hear of this one, A Game of Thrones? 😉

Here we go!

AlaMich Rings a bell...🤔 Seriously though, you‘re in for a treat! Apple Books has these amazing enhanced versions for the iPad, with maps and family trees and all sorts of other goodies. I don‘t have an iPad, is the problem. 😕 1mo
ShyBookOwl @AlaMich cool! I'm reading on kindle and it gave me this link to a page where you can download all maps. Maybe it's public, not sure, but you can check it out. http://www.randomhousebooks.com/campaign/a-game-of-thrones-maps/ 1mo
ShyBookOwl @AlaMich it might not be as cool as Apple's but have a look 😊 1mo
AlaMich That‘s great, thank you! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @AlaMich no problem! 1mo
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La_Cori
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George R. R. Martin isn't afraid of killing of a few (or more than a few) of his characters.. #cemetery

This is my collection: i've got vol.1 to 4 in italian, in the first translation each book was divided in 2 or 3; there's also vol 1,2 and 5 in english (I couldn't wait for A Dance with Dragons to be translated so I bought it as soon as it came out!!).
The mug is from Primark 🐉

#LetsTravelJuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

La_Cori Fun fact: in the first italian translation, at the beginning of book 1 the direwolf is killed by an unicorn!? The translator decided that a stag antler wasn't "fantasy" enough.. ?‍♀️ 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Impressive collection! 🖤 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks LOVE your mug!!!! 🖤 1mo
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flamingolucifer Awesome! ❤❤❤ 1mo
Stormborn1992 I love everything about this picture and this post!! I'm obsessed with ASOIAF! 1mo
La_Cori @Stormborn1992 thank you! ❤ i'm obsessed too with this universe, that's why I started re-reading the book in the original edition 😊 1mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Pickpick

A Game of Thrones has a complex plot, but that‘s not uncommon for fantasy. But you‘d pretty much have to be dead not to have at least some idea of what this particular book is all about, given the popularity of the TV show. I liked picking up on some of the interesting details that I missed in the show, it was just enough to hold it all together for me. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/a-game-of-thrones-george-r-r-martin/

Lady_Tigana_20 Yes, the first season was fairly faithful to book. As series went along characters were eliminated or merged. Plot changes. I will say I really liked how they merged two characters to get tv version Jorah Mormont. 1mo
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i-am-papercrane
Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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Today‘s #colormepretty is #gold!

The Cursed Child was a disappointment, period.

The Song of Achilles made me ugly cry and I must protect my sons.

Strange the Dreamer was different, and I‘ve yet to read the sequel, but it‘s on my TBR.

Game of Thrones was a great show up until the last season, and the books are very long and veeeery detailed. I may not read further than the second one...

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wideeyedreader
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Soon! I placed this hold with my library in MAY and it‘ll be available toon!

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laurenslibrary
A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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This mornings strength workout, walk, and audiobook. Humidity was at 94% here by 7am, but at least it was under 70F! 🥵

#BFC #BFCr2 #teamflow

sudi Great job 👏👏👏 2mo
Megabooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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julesG 👏👏👏 Humidity! My hair is fizzing reading the word. A thin layer of sweat is forming on my skin thinking about workout under these conditions. Kudos to you! 2mo
LibrarianJen You are so awesome! 🙌🏼 My husband says if someone sprays window cleaner in their house down to road I start to complain about it being humid. Seriously anything above 20% is too much for me! 2mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 2mo
britt_brooke Nice work!! 2mo
imabusybee Great job 👏🏻👏🏻💪 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 1mo
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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"I have lived a thousand lives & I have loved a thousand loves. I've walked on distant worlds & seen the end of time, because I read." --- George R.R. Martin

Crazeedi Yes, yes, yes, and yes!!!! (edited) 2mo
sudi And because he hasn't written Winds Of Winter yet 😜 2mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#GetOutTheMap #LillithJuly I watched the show first, now reading the books ! Enjoying this illustrated edition of the first book.I love maps in books.Also Love the Indigo Girls , I have seen them twice.
#teamStark

AJBowers I love a good book map 😍 2mo
KarenUK Love the Indigo girls!!! 😍😍😍😍 And GOT maps are essential to the story.... 2mo
GypsyKat Love this!!! 2mo
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Cinfhen Fantastic xx never seen the Indigo Girls perform 2mo
Leftcoastzen @Cinfhen they do a great show ! 2mo
Leftcoastzen @GypsyKat Thx! Maps in books are fun. 2mo
Leftcoastzen @KarenUK Martin great at world building,even better with a map! 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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“That's what I do. I drink and I know things.”

#StrawberryWine
#SongsofSummer

marleed I love this line! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @marleed me too!!! 🤣🤣 2mo
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CoffeeNBooks
A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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I just finished reading this one this morning. I haven't watched the show, so I really didn't know what to expect. It's taken me awhile to read it, but I really liked it. I don't always like books that have so many different characters and so many different things going on at once, but I felt like this was so well written that I could easily follow along. #ReadingThroughTheYears192021 #1996

cherinium The complexity of the writing and characters is what makes it so great. 2mo
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toofondofbooks
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erinachu

Finally finished A Game of Thrones! The last 20 pages took me 3 weeks to read, with everything going on in life. But now work is great, and on to my next book....! 😁😍

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RiaWritten
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“If you‘re a famous smuggler, you‘re not doing it right.” Glorious watercolor art by my friend. I‘m so proud to own this!!

Leftcoastzen That‘s great! 2mo
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Christine
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This item from my #summersantagoespostal box obviously required its own post. My very own Hand of the Queen/King pin!! 😮😍👑🐉⚔️❄️🔥 So very well done, @Jilly6183 !❤️❤️❤️

Leftcoastzen Cool 😎 2mo
marleed Oh that‘s so cool. I hope you go out to dinner this evening and wear it! 2mo
Christine @marleed Home with the kiddos tonight, but I really am looking forward to wearing it in public and seeing who recognizes what it is/has the nerve to comment on it! 😁 2mo
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Christine @Leftcoastzen I love it! 2mo
marleed Oh you must tell us about it when you do! 2mo
Soubhiville That‘s so cool! 2mo
Jilly6183 I was so excited about this find! It was before the last episode of the show aired, and I know [hope?] that new books are in our future, but I was nervous after that you might not be interested in it anymore lol 2mo
Christine @Jilly6183 Haha!! I started as a show fan and have only read the first book so far. And (maybe because I haven‘t read the books?) I was one of those weirdos that mostly liked the final season and didn‘t mind the last episode! 😛 Hopefully no one rips it off of me and throws it Tyrion-style in protest when I wear it out! 😆 2mo
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AbbaZabba02
Pickpick

Book 47 of the year, finished June 21, eyeball

Entirely too many characters to keep up with, which becomes much easier to keep track of as they're all killed off in new and creative ways throughout the story. Lots of politics, court intrigue, and dragons.
The characters though. So many people to remember. And to increase confusion they each have multiple names/titles. The plot jumps around like a flea on caffeine, but I'm heading to the next one.

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Kwrightson1986
Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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At the beach till Sunday! It‘s nice to wake up and can read right away....no cleaning no errand....everyone else is asleep

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds wonderful!!! Enjoy ❤️ 2mo
Leftcoastzen That‘s the best! 2mo
Bklover Oooh, have fun!!! 2mo
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