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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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Nessavamusic
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I am so proud of myself for completing this highly influential classic. The first half I really enjoyed. The world building and political machinations were fascinating. The second half made me uncomfortable and I don‘t especially like our main character Paul. I don‘t think I will continue in the series, but I‘m glad I read it. 3.5⭐️
#20in4 #Readathon

QuietlyLaura 👏💕 2d
5feet.of.fury Congrats on finishing! 2d
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Chiperskee
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TLuvs
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Picked up the audiobook from the library, perfect for around them home when I can't sit and read. Really the movie made me what to know more of the world and see what it's all about.

TLuvs The audio kept messing up, so sad! Had to take it back and will pick up book later. 5d
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Karons1
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My purchases from our north Norfolk jubilee weekend and 2nd Hand bookshop visits ; I finally managed to get a second hand copy of Dune which is my #doublespin #junebingo 😆 it‘s also a buddy read for me with @supanovashelley ☺️let‘s see if I adore it as much as the film 🎥

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TheSpineView
Dune | Frank Herbert
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#MayMoms @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
#Matriarchal

Jessica, the main character's (Paul) mother, was the first character that came to mind.

Eggs Perfect 👏🏻 1mo
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TieDyeDude
Dune | Frank Herbert
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I read Dune in 2009. I was taking the train every morning to Philly for work. I have never not read, and there were some good reads while I was in AmeriCorps, but Dune really got me back into reading for fun after college. I remember reading while walking through the train terminals and down Market Street because I didn't want to put it down. I'm about an hour into the new Dune movie, and it's bringing back a lot of memories of the book!

vivastory This was definitely one of my favorite movies of last year! 1mo
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DcSunshine
Dune | Frank Herbert
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I wanted to read the book to see the movie. I was underprepared for the immersion into not just the book, but its language, and this only being part one of the series. I did enjoy it and would recommend it; but it‘s not for the faint of heart and I won‘t be rereading it (or picking up book 2) anytime soon.

jessjess It's definitely one of those that makes your brain hurt as you try to wrap your head around the concepts! 1mo
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elisebarker
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Ugh. SOOOOO GOOOOOD!! I saw the movie first and fell in love! I always think I‘m not really a sci-fi fan, but I AM!

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peanutnine
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This was better than I expected. Honestly I had no desire to read this going in, but it was my bookclub's pick. First half was slow but then it picked up. A lot of the politics went over my head and I had trouble keeping the characters straight at times. (The audio switched narrators for certain characters but only some of the time?? It was confusing) Giving this a soft pick bc I was looking forward to reading by the end. Won't continue the series

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ClairesReads
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I‘m glad I re-read this- as an adult reader I appreciated the world-building much more than I did in my first read. I could definitely tell that old mate Herbert was dabbling in psychedelics when he wrote this, but it works. Some parts of the story have aged well (and ecological catastrophe is always timeless) while others grate a little in a modern context (hello the patriarchy). Nonetheless, an immersive read that I really enjoyed revisiting.

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Addison_Reads
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Although I hate that it took me so many years to get around to reading this I feel like I wouldn't have appreciated it as much had I read it sooner.

It does have some parts that I feel haven't aged the best, but that certainly doesn't take away from the overall epic immersion I felt while reading it. I'm excited to read the next one and see where the story goes.

#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

vivastory I read, & enjoyed, the first a few years ago but never continued. I'll be curious to see what you think about the other entries. The movie was one of my favorites of last year. 2mo
Addison_Reads @vivastory I'm going to watch it this weekend. Now I am more excited about it since you said it was a favorite. I wanted to watch it last night, but everyone else voted for the new Batman instead. 2mo
vivastory What did you think of Batman? 2mo
Addison_Reads @vivastory My nephew loved it, but aside from a few well-done scenes I thought it was just okay. Fine to watch once, but probably not a Batman movie I'll revisit. 2mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 2mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Saw the new movie last year, decided to reread the book which I‘ve been doing ever since, a chapter or two at a time ever since. Watched the movie again last night with my daughter & raced through the remainder of this book this morning. Such a great story, one that is hard to put down, even though I don‘t think the writing is all that great. (Had to skip all the inner monologue to get through it.) A science fiction classic for good reason.

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bookishbitch
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Why the ever loving h e double hockey sticks would a publishing company do this in a series? WHY???

vivastory 😬 😬 3mo
Bookwomble 🤦🏻‍♂️ 3mo
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PageShifter
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This was too complex for my taste but worldbuilding was awesome.

This had an awesome cast of characters and there weren't too many of them. But somehow even their deaths left me cold.

I especially loved the beginning: it was so tense but then I was a bit disappointed when I noticed how rushed it was suddenly. And then started the major - and dullest - part of the book.

#KickTheSlump #SeriesRead2022 #Pantone2022 #TheSupernaturalYear (Prophet)

DieAReader Great job!!🎉🎉 3mo
Clwojick Woohoo!! 3mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 3mo
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Addison_Reads
Dune | Frank Herbert
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April 2022 #BookSpin #DoubleSpin #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

I almost removed Will do to recent events, but after waiting so long for my hold through the library, I figured I would at least give it a chance.

And I'm finally going to read Dune. I've wanted to for years.

vivastory You have an amazing month lined up! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Mitch
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Fascinating world building from majestically shifting sands, to ecosystems underground. This book is the precursor to every modern sci-fi cult - waring houses, planets & actions at war over resources, humans with extra powers, double crossing, treachery & murder in the bucket load! There's alot to admire in this book - but lots of problems too! The emphasis on environmental collapse & small states breaking free from Imperial powers is compelling.

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Less so is the inappropriately cultural adoption of language, the focus on the white man as saviour and the amount of housekeeping his female characters do! But it's a complicated novel, dealing with complicated ideas - and I profess to have only understood a fraction I am sure! Next stop - the movie!
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The_Book_Ninja Hi. I see this white saviour critique a lot. If I may make a comment: I think that‘s a misconception *sometimes* done by people who haven‘t read Dune. Assuming the Atreides‘ are white, based on whites‘ previous atrocities , I always felt Herbert is critiquing the machinations of those who colonise a land and religiously “educate” it‘s people to reinforce the saviour “role”. That‘s my take but I fully appreciate your review 3mo
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PageShifter
Dune (Movie Tie-In) | Frank Herbert

“The highest function of ecology is understanding consequences.“

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PageShifter
Dune (Movie Tie-In) | Frank Herbert

“Whether a thought is spoken or not it is a real thing and has powers of reality.“

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deliasson
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Mehso-so

This book took a long time for me to really get into. It was written in a very different manner where one paragraph could be from the perspective of one character and the next from the perspective of a different character, even if the two are having a discussion with each other. There were also some confusing transitions where how much time has passed is not mentioned. Overall good but uncertain about continuing the series.

DogMomIrene Not sure if this input will help. I loved Dune. I read the next two books in the series and I remember feeling like they were all the same book. I asked two Sci-fi reader friends who had read all 6 and they agreed that the plots are super repetitive. 3mo
deliasson That is good to know! I'll probably still read them because I rarely leave a series unfinished! 3mo
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PageShifter
Dune (Movie Tie-In) | Frank Herbert

“But it‘s a human trait that when we encounter personal problems, those 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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PageShifter
Dune (Movie Tie-In) | Frank Herbert

“the proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence.“

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PageShifter
Dune (Movie Tie-In) | Frank Herbert

“It is so shocking to find out how many people do not believe that they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.“

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PageShifter
Dune (Movie Tie-In) | Frank Herbert

“...motivating people, forcing them to your will, gives you a cynical attitude toward humanity. It degrades everything it touches.“

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PageShifter
Dune (Movie Tie-In) | Frank Herbert

“The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance.“

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PageShifter
Dune (Movie Tie-In) | Frank Herbert

“Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.“

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Oryx
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Finally got round to reading this one, and really enjoyed it. I think watching the film first actually helped me, as I was able to slip into the world so quickly. I think I might even read more in this series.

Amiable I bailed on this book after 100 pages. I just couldn't get into it. Your idea to watch the movie first is a good one, though -- I might try that. My husband and son love this book and they were so disappointed that I didn't like it. 3mo
Oryx @Amiable I actually bailed on it about 5 years ago too, and only came back because of the film. So I'd definitely give it a go. 3mo
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Mitch
Dune | Frank Herbert
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One of this years slimmed down reading goals is to read a few classics - starting out in this one today. 👍🏼

Itchyfeetreader Enjoy! 3mo
Emilymdxn Good luck! I have that dune edition it‘s so pretty 3mo
Mitch @Emilymdxn thanks! I did think it was a stand alone - didn‘t realise it was the start of a series so I‘m hoping for a satisfying ending! 3mo
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Mitch @Itchyfeetreader so lovely to hear from you - hope al is well 😍 3mo
Oryx I've just finished this one! Really enjoyed it. 3mo
Mitch @Oryx im enjoying it so far! Just trying to keep track of who is on who‘s side! 3mo
Oryx My recommendation is to watch the film first- sounds odd, but it's really good film, really close to book, and I found it much easier to track everything after that. I had previously bailed on the book. 3mo
Mitch @Oryx ooops! Scheduled to watch movie after the book! 3mo
TLC49steps What an enticing cover!! 👏🏼The movie 🎥 is supreme…that‘s coming from a Sci-Fi fan! 👌 3mo
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Johanna414
Dune | Frank Herbert
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This took me entirely too long to finish, considering I really enjoyed it. Other books just kept getting in the way...
The ending felt a little abrupt but I'll probably continue the series eventually

IuliaC A very long but beautiful one!
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JamieArc It‘s taking me forever to read to (as in MONTHS), but I‘m still loving it! Every time I pick it up to read, I am fully engaged and enjoying it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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gbucks43
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Enthralling. Rewarding to learn the universe

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Oryx
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Audiobook means my hands are free for yumminess.

Am loving Dune - first time reading it (the film inspired me to try it finally)

Caroline2 Yum 😋 4mo
squirrelbrain Mmmm 😋 4mo
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brushlo
Dune | Frank Herbert
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second read and first read after the epic film. i enjoyed it. the character of paul is a bit annoying - a bit too perfect etc. but overall great read

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JamieArc
Dune | Frank Herbert
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My cold, dark February nights aren‘t as unpleasant as usual. The Calm app has a Caladan soundscape, which has been great to listen to as I read the book. I‘ve been looking forward to snuggling under the covers at night with Dune in print and sound 📚🎵

Amiable That sounds heavenly! 5mo
JamieArc It‘s wonderful, and Dune is a bit of a chunkster, so as good as the story is, it‘s still taking a little longer to get through it, and the soundscape helps me look forward to it. I know you appreciate the things we do to get through our big books 😊 5mo
Megabooks Nice! 5mo
Suet624 That's wonderful. And I love Dune in all its forms. 4mo
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LibrarianRyan
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Lets start this off easy. Our big winner for adapation was DUNE! This was the only movie title that was not streaming anyone nominated. I loved it so I get it!

#LitsyAwards2021

Centique Loved this too! 5mo
Liatrek Loved this adaption but wish it was a series. All these actors deserved more time to be these characters. 5mo
LibrarianRyan @Liatrek It is!. It was always planned to be, but the production company needed to get movie one out and making movie two to green light the filming of movie 2. Last I looked it is slated for a 2023 release. 5mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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I‘ve been taking my time with my reread, just a couple of chapters a week. Each time I pick Dune up, I‘m reminded that yes, a good story can be poorly written—and I say that with all love and affection for this book. Even though there are parts I have to skim lightly (inner thoughts I‘m looking at you) the story gives you more than enough reason to keep coming back for more. Definitely enjoying revisiting this book!

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Susanita
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Eggs 🤎💚🧡 5mo
Leniverse That was my first thought too. 😂 Spice = Dune 5mo
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jessjess
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Christmas book haul! (In addition to Xmen: Dofp)

I've read Dune before as an ebook but somehow Rick found a used SET of books. They're all from the 60s-80s and all appear to be in good shape. I can't stress enough how excited I was for those. Actually I'm excited for all these books! 😄 here's to a great next year of reading!

SRWCF Dang, those Dune books are epic! 5mo
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Lattes_lipstick_literature
Dune | Frank Herbert
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The Hubby keeps telling me to read Dune... but I just haven't 😬 I think it may be my forever TBR

JamieArc I‘m currently reading it after seeing the film. It‘s better than I thought it would be, but still a little slow-going since it‘s a chunkster. 5mo
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BookInMyHands
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Just finished listening to this really long audiobook! This is my dad‘s favorite book and I‘ve been meaning to listen to it for years. It was good, and I‘m glad I listened to it… But, yeah, I‘m glad to be done. I prefer my sci-fi & fantasy with feminism or queerness.

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mjtwo
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26 Dec 2021-9 Jan 2022 (audiobook)
Dune has long been one of my husband‘s favourite books and I can see why. The plot is similar to Star Wars - people struggling to live on desert planets, a fatherless boy with special powers living in hiding, and a deceitful emperor.
I am not sure that audiobook was the best format - it can be difficult to keep track of complex worlds and peoples - but I have so many books to read and wanted to watch the movie!

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JamieArc
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#Booked2022, and mainly not to get caught up on all the new titles, but read what‘s on my shelf and some more obscure titles.
✨Tranquility: I need slow, quiet, low-expectations this year
✨I started Dune a month ago but it got lost among the quick holiday reads. As soon as I picked it up again I started enjoying it a lot!
#thoughtfulthursday
Consider yourself tagged of you‘d like to share 😊

BookwormAHN I loved Dune and the new movie is fantastic 🧡 6mo
Chrissyreadit I love your word . 6mo
Suet624 What @BookwormAHN said. 6mo
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PaperbackPirate
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This was my favorite book in October, and if I HAD to pick just one, my favorite for 2021. Action-packed. My husband told me to read it for years.

#12BooksOf2021
@Andrew65

Andrew65 A great book. 6mo
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Johanna414
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We may be conducting the world's slowest buddy read of Dune... but cats and kids, man...
@LittleMouse5708 maybe tomorrow?! 🤣

LittleMouse5708 Tonight snuggles, tomorrow sand worms. 6mo
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AlizaApp
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Finally got around to Dune! I think it made me appreciate the movie even more. The metaphor is even more obvious for Iraq, and they are speaking Arabic (instead of a similar-sounding made-up language). But the world building was great!

IuliaC Beautiful photo! 😍 6mo
AlizaApp @IuliaC thank you! ☺️ 6mo
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AVChrista
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Because the book HAS to be better, right?

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Hlvanpaemel
Dune | Frank Herbert
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First book of the new year ✔️

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ElizaMarie
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#November2021

I read this one with the strong encouragement of my husband. He loves Dune. He urged me to read this one (I ended up #Audiobooking it) and wow! I was surprised, also I should take his suggestions a bit more to heart!

#12BooksOf2021

PaperbackPirate Lol, my husband has been telling me to read Dune for years. It was my favorite of this year! 6mo
ElizaMarie @PaperbackPirate Ha sometimes our husbands are right! 6mo
PaperbackPirate Lol shhh not so loud! But yes!!! 😂 6mo
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