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Dune
Dune | Frank Herbert
"Unique...I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings."--Arthur C. ClarkeHere is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family--and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction. Frank Herbert's death in 1986 was a tragic loss, yet the astounding legacy of his visionary fiction will live forever.
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Dyslexicon13
Dune | Frank Herbert
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#newbookday this is another book I can‘t believe it has taken this long for me to get around to reading

SpaceCowboyBooks That's a beautiful copy! 12h
Dyslexicon13 @SpaceCowboyBooks picked it up at books a million on their penny a page day 12h
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SiriGuruDevSingh
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TK-421
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Do you #wrestle with dreams?
Do you contend with shadows?
Do you move in a kind of sleep?
Time has slipped away.
Your life is stolen.
You tarried with trifles,
Victim of your folly.

#QuotsyJuly19

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CatalinaSimona18
Dune | Frank Herbert
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I finished the first volume from "Dune". The series is one of my favorite.

I love "Dune" not because of its political, religious and other themes, but because of the way the author describes the planet. When I read it, I can feel the sand under my feet and the Sun in my face. The adventure. The wilderness. The silence.

I hate Jessica. She complains all the time. And she controls his son. And I hate that the author made Chani a baby factory.

RaimeyGallant Sounds really interesting. 3w
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heikemarie
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Okay okay okay I know I‘ve been MIA - sorry friends. Physically okay but went through a sticky depression bog combined with some real-life things I needed@to take care of. An update to the floating shelves question! I still haven‘t put them up because I can‘t find my stud finder (🙄), but I did get my stuff together for the other wall! I like it!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Nice!! 👏👏 looks perfect! 4w
rretzler Very nice! As a fellow depression sufferer, I can sympathize...some days it‘s just hard to get things done. 4w
collegecatlady Glad you‘re back and hopefully feeling a bit better! 4w
Kalalalatja Glad to see you are back! 🙌 4w
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Jazinator
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Book #55: Dune is often cataloged as one of the greatest science fiction stories ever told and the precursor to all science fiction that has come since. It is also frequently listed as the first book within the bestselling science fiction series of all time. These are all titles that the book has rightfully earned. Dune contains parallels in religion...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2006/12/the-306-greatest-books-55-dune.html

#100greatestbooks

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Rachellynnwright
Dune | Frank Herbert
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#24in48 Readathon hour 6 challenge- here‘s a sleepy photo of me and one of my all-time SFF favorites, Dune!

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MadDogPrintFool
Dune | Frank Herbert
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On page 530 of Dune! It's a good read so far, some rough patches for me though to be honest 😅 it gets a little.....DRY 😂

Jari-chan I so want to read this book!But I'm also a bit scared of it 😅 1mo
Ddzmini Dry ...🤣🤣🤣 get it desert planet dry ...🤣🤣🤣🙌🏽📖😋 (edited) 1mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon I see what you did there! :) Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 1mo
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 1mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 📚👍🏼 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 1mo
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Dorien
Dune | Frank Herbert
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‘Anything outside yourself, this you can see and apply your logic to it,‘ she said. ‘But it‘s a human trait that when we encounter personal problems, these things most deeply personal are the most difficult to bring out for our logic to scan. We tend to flounder around, blaming everything but the actual, deep-seated thing that‘s really chewing on us.‘

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Between2Trees
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JosephRead
Dune | Frank Herbert

Just finished this epic of science-fiction and look forward to the new movie version. Thematically, I can see why it is being re-made, as there are a lot of themes related to nature and conservation which ought to have a broad appeal. It also has a Game of Thrones vibe which is definitely going to land well with viewers!

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 1mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺📚 1mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1mo
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shadowspeak17
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A couple bookish birthday gifts from my boyfriend: Dune and a subscription to One Story. I think we‘re going to try to buddy read Dune with a friend, so it might be a while before I get to it. I absolutely love the cover though! 😍 #coverlove
Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday the other day! 💕

Leftcoastzen Happy belated birthday!🎂 2mo
Ddzmini Happy belated birthday 🎂 🎁🎊🎉🎈🍾📖😋 2mo
shadowspeak17 @Leftcoastzen @Ddzmini Thank you! 😊💕 1mo
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CatalinaSimona18
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Ddzmini There are so many it‘s hard to choose 📖😋📚📚📚🙌🏽 2mo
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CatalinaSimona18 @Ddzmini Six of Crows vol. 1 ❤ 2mo
Ddzmini Wise Man‘s Fear 2mo
Ddzmini There are so many 📖😋 2mo
CatalinaSimona18 Uh, thanks for the suggestions :) 2mo
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Ddzmini
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Every time I read this I love it 🥰. The ending always hits me though 😰🙌🏽 but overall a great read. 📖😋 #bbrc #grownup #writtenbeforeyouwereborn
 @LibrarianRyan (forgot to add the #)

DGRachel I really need to make this a priority to read. Two of my favorite sci-fi and fantasy authors list this as one of their absolute favorites. 2mo
Ddzmini @DGRachel it‘s worth it 📖😋🙌🏽 2mo
LibrarianRyan Love this book! 2mo
Ddzmini @LibrarianRyan I reread it often 😝📖😋 2mo
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Ddzmini
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What a great passage 📖😋 it is so awesome rereading certain books 📚 because it takes you back to great Memories and times ... besides this is an amazing book 📖😋

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Between2Trees
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Ddzmini
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This is a reread for me but I wanted to see how they‘ve changed the wording from the earlier editions 📖😋

tournevis Change the wording of what? 2mo
Ddzmini If you look at the original, then the one that was out in the 1980. (When the movie can out) and now this one they changed some of the wording (or the way it was written). At least that‘s what I see... read 😝😋📖🙌🏽 @tournevis 2mo
tournevis @Ddzmini That's all sorts of inacceptable. 😤 2mo
Ddzmini @tournevis I know right 🙌🏽😳📖 2mo
tournevis @Ddzmini It's one thing if the author does it, but Herbert is very dead. 2mo
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CatalinaSimona18
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ke1lbe1l
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Absolutely love the cover art of this version. I bought it while my mom was in the hospital in and out of ICU for 100 days. It was one of my dad‘s favorite but as a child, I always was intimidated by it. Now that I‘ve finished it, I wish I would‘ve read it much sooner. But it‘s nice to have little moments to discover someone after they‘re gone. And I needed some of his wisdom to help me get through the last few months. This book gave that to me.

Liatrek This is book is amazing it‘s on my to read again list 😊 I‘m really hoping the new movie will do a better job with the source material. 2mo
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TK-421
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“Paul sensed his own tensions, decided to practice one of the mind-body lessons his mother had taught him. Three quick breaths triggered the responses: he fell into the floating awareness ... focusing the consciousness ... aortal dilation ... avoiding the unfocused mechanism of consciousness ... to be conscious by choice ...” #float #QuotsyJune19

rretzler I always wanted to be a Bene Gesserit! 2mo
TK-421 @rretzler I wanted their skills too! 2mo
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Billypar
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Just barely a pick- I liked it mostly because of the intriguing world Herbert created. Political intrigue mixes with religious mysticism in unexpected ways, and it's interesting to see heroes with darker sides: you question their motives in the same way you would with politicians. The characters held me back from liking it more- the dialogue and their inner thoughts were a little stilted. But what a world to explore- worth reading just for that.

Ddzmini This is an epic story with hidden meanings. it was a 1980 hit when the movie came out. I loved it then and now 📖😋 2mo
Billypar @Ddzmini I can see why it became such a hit- Herbert was a true visionary. 2mo
jveezer Never seen that cover. Very Cool. I liked the first book when I read it in the ‘70s but then lost interest a few books into the series.... 2mo
Billypar @jveezer I like the cover- the title letters and Paul's distant figure shine like they're catching the desert sun. And the book dimensions are interesting- taller and thinner than normal. 2mo
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Billypar
Dune | Frank Herbert
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This is a little random, but do you remember that Fatboy Slim song, 'Weapon of Choice' with the video that has Christopher Walken doing an elaborate solo dance routine in a #grandhotel ? Remember that lyric, 'Walk without rhythm, and you won't attract the worm....'? I'm reading Dune now and I came to this part where the characters are walking without rhythm so as not to attract giant desert worms. Coincidence, or was Fatboy Slim a Dune fan?

DivineDiana Love this observation! 🤔 2mo
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LeahBergen He MUST have been a fan! 😮 2mo
batsy Very cool! I'm with @LeahBergen and going with definitely a fan because I like that idea 😁 Also, I *think* I should read Dune... 🦠😬😩 2mo
rretzler I‘m guessing the entire song is a Dune reference. Isn‘t the Weapon of Choice in the song the voice? Bene Gesserit voice, maybe? 2mo
tournevis Dune ref, not even a question, the whole song is. @rretzler got it. 2mo
BarbaraBB Great discovery! 2mo
readordierachel You mean the best video ever?? So good. I really hope that's the case! 2mo
Billypar @DivineDiana @LeahBergen @batsy @rretzler @tournevis @BarbaraBB @readordierachel Google and Wikipedia seem to agree- looks like a Dune reference. I love this- I need to check out some lists of literary references in pop music- Alice in Wonderland, Lolita, and 1984 come to mind, but I'm sure there's a ton.. 2mo
Billypar @rretzler @tournevis I'm going to have to take another look at the lyrics after I finish it- I'm intrigued that the entire song is about the novel! 2mo
rretzler @Billypar The Cure‘s Killing an Arab - Robert Smith wrote the song about 2mo
rretzler @Billypar A more obvious one - The Police‘s Don‘t Stand So Close to Me references 2mo
Billypar @batsy If the length is a deterrent, I put it on a two week schedule to finish and it's been surprisingly easy to stick to- should finish by Thursday if I meet the remaining targets 🤞 And I'm liking it, so that helps! 2mo
Billypar @readordierachel Ha- agreed: I remember watching it over and over in college. I just read that Spike Jonze directed it, which I didn't know, but it makes sense- I'm a big fan of his work. 2mo
Billypar @rretzler Yeah that's the song for Lolita that came to mind- didn't realize about the Cure song though! That's one I still need to read at some point.. 2mo
Liz_M Thank you! I had no idea C. Walken could get down like that. Day Made. 2mo
BarbaraBB @rretzler Interesting!! I didn‘t know about The Cure and The Police! 2mo
rretzler @billypar @BarbaraBB Another that comes to mind is Led Zeppelin‘s Ramble On and 2mo
Billypar @Liz_M Glad to bring it to your attention! It's impossible to watch it and not feel a little happier afterwards. 2mo
Billypar @BarbaraBB @rretzler I binged a little on internet lists of songs. I never knew Devo's 'Whip It' was inspired by Gravity's Rainbow. And then there are those I feel like I should have guessed like Sympathy for the Devil being inspired by Master & Margarita. 2mo
Centique That Walken dance is the BEST. Now I need to go watch it again. Thank you for reminding me of this! 😍 2mo
tournevis @rretzler @billypar Not only that, but the single Killing an Arab was banned in Canada for a while until their lawyers prevailed upon authorities that the song was a riff on a real book. 2mo
Billypar @Centique Glad to! It's a good one to watch again when you haven't seen in some time. 2mo
Billypar @tournevis Oh wow- what a misunderstanding! That was in their early days too, so they hadn't had much time to establish their band personality. 2mo
tournevis @Billypar Something like 1979-1981 if my idled brain remembers correctly. Also, Canadian Customs Agency had a hair trigger back then. 2mo
Suet624 What a great catch. I read this book when I was a teenager and I was blown away by the worm/riding the worm. 1mo
Suet624 What a great catch. I read this book when I was a teenager and I was blown away by the worm/riding the worm. 1mo
Billypar @Suet624 Yeah- that scene is quite memorable! 1mo
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jessmluc
Dune | Frank Herbert
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I‘ve just started this and I‘m not sure if I‘ve ever read a *real* science fiction novel before. One that is so completely a work of fiction. I am excited!

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Billypar
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#ImaginaryPlaces #WanderingJune #currentread #DuneInJune
Just started this behemoth and have arrived at the desert planet Arrakis. Not even 100 pages in, and there is already much political intrigue and religious lore to interpret in the Dune universe. Off to a promising start overall 🏜️ 🐛
@BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ooohhh, I‘ve wanted to read this book but #pagecountphobia 3mo
Billypar @Cinfhen It was a birthday gift from my boss- a favorite of hers. I usually don't read 800 page chunksters or sci-fi, but I'm a sucker for just about anything I hear is on someone's all-time favorites list. 3mo
Cinfhen That‘s a really thoughtful gift!! I‘ll watch for your final thoughts 3mo
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rretzler A great book and a good series - that is until I bailed on book 4. I do plan to go back and reread and finish it off one day. 3mo
Billypar @rretzler I didn't even realize it was a series until I started reading it. Such an impressive achievement to imagine a world in this level of depth- seems like much more than the plot developments. 3mo
rretzler That‘s the beauty of it, I think. The entire society and political intrigues that Herbert created is mind-blowing and wonderful. And his son has continued the series. I‘ve read several of those and they are good too (better than book 4 of the series.) I believe Herbert was influenced by Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ Mars series and Isaac Asimov‘s Foundation series, which are also very good, if perhaps a little dated. 3mo
Suet624 Such a good book. I read it soon after it came out - hundreds of years ago! - and I still have scenes popping up in my mind from it. It‘s on my list to read again. 3mo
Billypar @rretzler A woman on the subway today saw me reading Dune, and she was telling me how it was a favorite and changed her life. She also really liked Children of Dune, but said God Emperor was tough to get through, but the end was good. Interesting about the influences- thanks for those! 3mo
Billypar @Suet624 That's pretty neat to be an original fan of something that would become a classic. I'm a little disappointed that I'm about 5 years too old to have had Harry Potter in my childhood when the first book came out. With this one, I'm still early, but enjoying it so far! 3mo
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twohectobooks
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Gonna attempt to do #riotgrams here on Litsy this month.

First up is a small #shelfie of my physical #TBR books. I‘m really working hard to get this stack down to a maximum of ten at a time (currently a couple dozen or so), because it really stresses me out to have books around that I haven‘t read.

My TBR on Goodreads is another matter entirely...

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Heideschrampf
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Ha! This #badsummary was surprisingly easy:
➿"There's this dude and his father gets killed, so he goes into the desert to take drugs."➿

julesG 😂😂 3mo
gibblr lol 😂 3mo
Smrloomis 😂😂 3mo
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Esmerelda1rm
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“A popular man arouses the jealousy of the powerful”

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VictoriaB
Dune | Frank Herbert
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A reread for me. This has all the things that I love about fantasy books, but in a sci-fi package: richly detailed worlds and cultures with a decent helping of the mysterious.

rretzler I need to reread the series. I barely got through God Emperor of Dune and felt overdosed on sand worms and sand, so I stopped. Loved it up to that point. (edited) 3mo
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EmilieGR
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Wonderful world building

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Satellitestar
Dune | Frank Herbert
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When trying to complete a 100 book/yr challenge, “Dune” and its 850 pages is a total smart move 😄 I‘m about 150 pages in and it‘s worth it so far!

Gennic Dune is such a great book! Do not watch the movie 😂 4mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 3mo
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Samary
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Im not usually intimidated by a book but this one got me. I put off reading it for so long because of how people feel about this one. I‘m happy to say I loved it!

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Xeno
Dune | Frank Herbert
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You can truly feel the immense time, effort, love and crafting that Herbert put into creating this expansive universe and all its rich cultures. It‘s no wonder this book stands the test of time.

I also found the 1984 movie really charming and that it actually compliments the book unlike most movie adaptations.

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Samary
Dune | Frank Herbert

“You cannot back into the future.”

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cobwebmoth
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Cinfhen It‘s been over 35 years since I read this book 😱😱😱I don‘t remember ANYTHING 4mo
emilyhaldi 🔥🔥🔥 4mo
Bklover @cobwebmoth @Cinfhen I read this in college too. I know I made it through the first three, and loved them but they certainly didn‘t stick around in my memory. 4mo
Mdargusch I have never read this 🙃 4mo
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JessNevertheless
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Technically my balcony should be off-limits at the moment but they haven't locked me out yet for this repairs project 🤫. Basking in the sunshine at the moment and my team's victory last night 🎉🏀🧡. Reading my orange book to match my orange dress. I'm not much into sports but Iove when my alma mater does well. Go Hoos!! #uva #wahoowa

rretzler Love Dune! I never made it all the way through the series though - I got stuck at God Emperor of Dune in college, stopped and never went back to it. Someday... 4mo
Liatrek @rretzler LOL that‘s where I stopped in the series I‘m hoping to finish one day😊 4mo
Liatrek Great book and I‘m so excited for the new movie adaption😊 4mo
rretzler I couldn‘t handle much more of King Leto, the sand worm! 4mo
rretzler I didn‘t know there was a new movie adaption. The one with Kyle McLaughlin was good but a little disappointing. Let‘s hope this one is great! 4mo
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ke1lbe1l
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt20 And this is Dune in the Penguin special editions. I consider myself a sci-fi reader but I‘ve never read this. I have seen the mini series based on the book but never got around to the novel itself. A lot of “hard SciFi” like Heinlein & Herbert kinda left me cold as a teenager, I much preferred McCaffrey & Wyndham so I need to make up that lack before it‘s too late!

Billypar I'm reading it this year! I'm tentatively planning for June for no good reason other than the rhyming aspect 😀 #DuneInJune 5mo
Lizpixie @Billypar sounds like a plan!👍 5mo
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Xeno
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“Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.”

JessNevertheless Ooo love that quote! 5mo
Xeno @JessNevertheless Book three! 😉 5mo
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brandybear22
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I woke up at 5:30 to My cat knocking things off my bureau and apparently pulling my shirts out of the bureau. It‘s unacceptable to be awake so early on a Saturday, so I ended up putting my audiobook on and falling back asleep, to wake up at a more respectable 10 AM.

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LiterRohde
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“Delay is as dangerous as the wrong answer.”

#QuotsyMar19 | 6: #Procrastinate

📷: Made with Typorama

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bookishbitch
Dune | Frank Herbert
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This version had a letter from his son Brian at the end with some interesting info about the book and his father. This was a re-read for me. I would love to discuss this with my teen self who read the trilogy. Now there are even more books in the series. I am looking forward to seeing what they do with the new movie. It was certainly a ground breaking book for its time. (1965.) Overall I found it very interesting.

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brandybear22
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Re-reading Dune via audiobook with a full cast- sooo different to have these voices than the first time read it through.

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Jedi_Bruno
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Game of Thrones meets Braveheart. Great read.

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 6mo
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VictoriaB
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Fantasy, the only sci-fi I‘ve really loved so far is tagged
Galaxy bound
Tea fuel
Scientific prowess
Salty rivalry
Both!
Dystopia
Animal sidekick
Nope
Both
Some YA, not too much though

hermyknee 🙌🏼 6mo
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Marmie7
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Currently reading. I'm surprised by how much I'm enjoying this classic. Why did I wait so long to read this? #scifi

Heideschrampf It‘s the best! 6mo
essence_dionne I've been trying to get a hold of this from my local library, and it's been hard.. Finally I got it on hold,and I can't wait to get it. 5mo
Marmie7 @essence_dionne It's definitely worth the wait! 😁 5mo
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JessNevertheless
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Some coffeeshop reading with my wonderful sister/reading buddy @xeno 🧡☕

DivineDiana I love a sister buddy read!!! 👩‍❤️‍👩 6mo
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bookishbitch
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In the middle of my re-read and just found out they have a remake of this in the works. Usually I am sceptical of adaptations of my favorite books but the casting looks amazing. Fingers crossed!

iread2much I agree! I am excited based on the casting as well! I hope they make the movie less sexist than the book, then I will be super happy 6mo
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kelly.ember
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I‘m about halfway through Dune, and I love it! It‘s crazy I waited so long to read it.

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JessNevertheless
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Looking forward to reading this alongside the Queen of Sci-Fi, my sis @Xeno ❤🏜

Xeno ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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StephanieMarie
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Switching to audio for a bit. I can't seem to stick to one book for #24in48 so I doubt I'll have many completed books, but oh well! Reading nonetheless 😁