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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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gabriellegabby
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Ever wondered what it's like to live on Mars? Find out with a captivating sci-fi read. 😌

From alien encounters and space mysteries to interstellar wars, there's no limit to the adventures waiting in your next sci-fi book.

So buckle up for a journey through time and space, one book at a time. 📖🚀

👉 Check our list of ten sci-fi must-reads: https://blog.getbookly.com/mind-bending-sci-fi-books/

#scifi #books #scifibooks #bookworm #bookstack

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mindduckbooks
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Check out the Mind Duck Books podcast ep.70:
- All 6 Dune books from worst to best
- Top 5 best and worst aspects
- Top 5 nonsensical moments
- Top 3 Quotes
- Top 5 tips how to pick up women by Duncan Idaho

https://bit.ly/3X3LE5I

#frank #herbert #dune #series #hexalogy #top #best #worst #list #duncan #idaho

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dysprosium2
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Panpan

I had fairly high expectations for a such a well-regarded sci-fi book. While I appreciated the potential of the world-building, I disliked pretty much all the characters and the plot. Also, why did most people have thematic or space-y names and the main characters were called Paul and Jessica? Paul gave off major "not like the other girls" vibes. None of his victories seemed earned. The religious context was incoherent. Not recommended.

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Kshakal
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Bookwomble They're a nice set 😍📚 1mo
Eggs Perfect 💛🏜️🧡 1mo
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hefau
Dune | Frank Herbert
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I haven‘t read much fiction in a long, long time. I enjoyed the movies but wanted to get deeper into the lore, into the world building, so I picked up the first book in the Dune Chronicles. The cover art is beautiful.

Also I had a baby, so I haven‘t had much time to do really anything this year.

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Bookboss
Dune | Frank Herbert
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I first read Dune in high school. I remember that I enjoyed the strong female characters, the world building, and the sand worms;however, I was bored with the political and religious elements. Reading it over 40 years later, I am struck by how relevant the political and religious elements are today. I plan to read at least the next two or three in the series.

MaGoose I've never read this book. I guess I need to correct that at some point. 2mo
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Catsarentfood
Dune | Frank Herbert
Pickpick

❤️ haven‘t read a ton of science fiction. This was wonderful.

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LiseWorks
Dune | Frank Herbert
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April 13 #SpringSkies OneWordTitle I found this book really long, but I am so glad i read it before i watched the movie @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 2mo
Eggs Excellent 👌🏼 2mo
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Pruzy
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Not sure if posting bookish memes is a faux pas on Litsy, but this was too good not to share

Ruthiella Litsy is all about bookish memes. But I don‘t get it? And I have read Dune. Please to explain… 2mo
Pruzy @Ruthiella There‘s a recent meme trend about girl and boy math, which tends to satirize what each tends to either spend their money or what statistics they tend to fudge (e.g. height). The joke here is that this fudged/subjectively justified “math” will if taken to its extreme lead to plans of galactic domination like the Bene Gesserits‘ plans 2mo
Ruthiella Got it! 😂 Thanks! I'll bet the Bene Gesserits started as a book club, completely harmless… 2mo
julesG @Ruthiella I didn't know book clubs were supposed to be harmless. 😂😂 2mo
Ruthiella @julesG 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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breadnroses
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Just finished re-reading Dune… Denis Villeneuve was sooo right to make Chani a secular Third Worldist 🤞

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Bookish.SAM
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Dune all over the place!

Re-read before going to see Dune 2. Split reading the physical copy and listening to the audio to be sure I was done before the movie. Soo much better than the first read, I was able to catch ua lot more detail and the audio helped with some of the more challenging pronunciation.

The movie was great, but as always the book was better. And EVEN better the 2nd time around.
I‘m hooked all over again!

#Dunesnotjustfordudes

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mindduckbooks
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Lcsmcat
Dune | Frank Herbert
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So relatable!

SpellboundReader 😃👍 4mo
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vivastory
Dune | Frank Herbert
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As I mentioned in my previous post I just saw Dune part 2 & IMO the 2 part adaptations are both masterpieces. Other great adaptations:
*Scorsese's adaptation of Endo's incredibly moving novel “Silence“
*The miniseries adaptation of Atwood's “Alias Grace“ directed by Mary Harron & written by Sarah Polley
*Andy Muschietti's 2 part adaptation of “IT“ (esp. chapter 2)
*Lord of The Rings
*Persepolis which Satrapi herself co-wrote & co-directed

vivastory *Don't Look Now (one of 2 great adaptations of Du Maurier short stories)
*Silence of The Lambs
@bookmarktavern #sundayfunday
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azulaco Agree with Lord of the Rings. Those movies were incredible. 4mo
Jess 30 Days of Night is one of my all time favorite graphic novels. Ben Templesmith‘s vampires are stunning and so creepy. I was nervous when they were adapting it but felt the movie gave the same horrifying vibe. Another one is Annihilation. 4mo
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Larkken Did the 2nd Dune feel finished or is there strong “stay tuned for movie 3” energy? (edited) 4mo
Librariana Lord of the Rings is a cozy, comfort watch for me. I go back to it quite frequently! Completely agree with you on this one. 4mo
vivastory @Jess I haven't read the 30 Days of Night graphic novels, but the movie is one of my fave vampire movies. It's been awhile since I've watched it & have had the itch recently to revisit it. I agree about Annihilation! I honestly don't understand the hate that one gets. I thought it was really well-done 4mo
vivastory @Larkken It's funny you ask. I left the theatre feeling like it was a satisfying finish but still curious if there would be a 3rd movie. So far the 3rd one hasn't been given the go ahead by the studios but I'd be really surprised if it didn't come to pass. 4mo
vivastory @Librariana I'm def. due for another watch, Think I'll watch the extended versions this time 4mo
BookmarkTavern So many great choices! Thanks for posting! 4mo
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vivastory
Dune | Frank Herbert
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This is hands down one of my most anticipated movies of the year. I saw it last night & boy it did not disappoint at all. It has a different feel from the first one, but I think it is every bit as good. Absolutely fantastic.

Kimberlone Hubby and I are going this afternoon! Can‘t wait! 4mo
vivastory @Kimberlone I'll be curious to see what you think. I might go see it again in a couple of weeks 4mo
TieDyeDude I missed Part 1 in theaters, but I'm so glad I saw Part 2 this weekend. Riding the sandworms was so freakin' epic! 4mo
vivastory @TieDyeDude Wasn't it incredible?! 4mo
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brushlo
Dune | Frank Herbert
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i think this is my 3rd read of this one. so good! getting ready for dune part two in theaters this week!

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The_Book_Ninja
Dune | Frank Herbert
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I only just found out Frank‘s son did a novel that fills the gap between Dune and Dune Messiah. Also, I booked tickets for the 2nd Villeneuve movie. Those are all the excuses I needed to re-read this masterpiece. This book is so imaginative & evocative. I love Lynch/Villeneuve‘s films but honestly, there is a beauty & depth to this novel that just can‘t exist outside of the page. The phrase is mis/over-used now, but this is proper “world-building”

RamsFan1963 I have Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson. I haven't gotten around to reading it, some of their Dune prequels weren't very good (although I did like the first prequel trilogy House Atreides, House Harkonnen and House Corrino). 4mo
The_Book_Ninja Yes, I‘ve seen the hate for the Herbert Jr/ Anderson books. Guess I‘ll have to find out for myself… 4mo
Bookwomble @The_Book_Ninja I'd have to weigh in on the "Hate" side. I read The Butlerian Jihad, and it was a greater abomination than Alia of the Knife ? Now, as pulp space opera, I guess it was ok, but as part of Herbert Senior's legacy, it was a ? from me. Difficult not to play in your dad's 10,000 year sandbox, though. 4mo
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The_Book_Ninja @Bookwomble well I‘m 100 pages in so I‘m committed. But I‘m not someone who‘s afraid to bail on a rubbish book 4mo
Bookwomble @The_Book_Ninja Let us know what you think when you've finished/bailed. 4mo
The_Book_Ninja @Bookwomble yes indeed 🫡 4mo
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kgriffith
Dune | Frank Herbert
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One of the things I think about most when reading classics is when and where they are in the timeline of tropes.

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LiteraryHoarderPenny
Dune | Frank Herbert
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So I promised my son I‘d read his beloved Dune before the 2nd movie came out in March. It‘s slow going for me, I‘m not a big sci-fi reader. Now that I‘ve finished my library book, I need to turn my attention back to it. I went out and bought my copy. I don‘t mind this movie cover at all but can always, always do without these “Dune Part 2” non-removable stickers on them. ☹️

Smrloomis Ugh cover stickers! 4mo
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SabGinesi
Dune | Frank Herbert
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I had to share this quote, so fascinating!

#dune

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SabGinesi
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Started this one over the weekend, I am so happy there is an index!

I'm loving it so far, so many philosophical undertones to make you think about the fictional world created. Hopefully it continues to impress me!

#dune #book #scifi

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LiseWorks
Dune | Frank Herbert
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@Nessavamusic I got another Bingo spot for #NSRChallenge I'm getting there slowly!

Nessavamusic Great job! 7mo
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LiseWorks
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Well, this was a pretty long book. It took me a while to figure out what was happening, but once i got into it, it was good. There is a lot of layers in this book. Now, to watch the movie. It was Chunkster #ChunksterChallenge2023 with 875 pages on Libby. @Amiable It gave me one more spot on #NovemberISpyBingo @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks plus #RushAthon @DieAReader @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES

Deblovestoread Well done! 🙌🏼 one of my all time favorites 💜 7mo
Amiable You‘re better than me —I couldn‘t get more than 100 pages into this one before bailing. 7mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 7mo
AmyG 🎉🎉🎉 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This is on my shelf - one of these days! 😂 7mo
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Bookwomble
Dune | Frank Herbert
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I'm a bit late for October's #TitlesAndTunes but still just under the wire for the #Blues tag ☺️ @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

I had loads I thought I could do for this, and in the end went for two classics: Frank's "Dune", and The Velvet's "Pale Blue Eyes" ?

BarbaraBB Thank you! I will add them to the playlist! 8mo
Bookwomble @BarbaraBB Ah! Now I remember why I downloaded the Spotify app!💡 8mo
BarbaraBB Great! I‘ll share the list soon! 8mo
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ananDM
Dune | Frank Herbert

The first two chapters had a lot of things going on. I loved reading it. But since the chapter Prophet started things got very boring.

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ananDM
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Reading Dune. I loved it till some point. Watched the movie after that. A good adaptation. But towards the ending, the book is getting boring for me. I don‘t know how to perceive the overall “religious leader” situation

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Michael_Gee
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Emergency vet waiting / reading. 😕

Soubhiville I hope you get a clear and treatable answer. 😢🩵. 9mo
wanderinglynn Oh no! I hope everything is okay. 💚 9mo
DaveGreen7777 Hope your kitty is okay! 9mo
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quietjenn Oh, kitty! Hope they're ok. 9mo
5feet.of.fury D‘aww, thinking pawsitive thoughts 😺 9mo
LeahBergen Oh no! Sending ❤️❤️❤️. 9mo
Reggie Awwww, hope they‘re ok. 9mo
Bookzombie I hope everything is okay. ❤️ 9mo
Anna40 Wishing a speedy recovery 9mo
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mindduckbooks
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Mind Duck Books Podcast ep. 50 - Dune by Frank Herbert

https://bit.ly/45e7BQN

#dune #frank #herbert

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mindduckbooks
Dune | Frank Herbert
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On the second part of our Dune special, we go directly into the plot and discuss all the details. That means full on spoilers.

Is there anything we disliked about Dune? what is the best way to make spice tea? Tune in for episode 51 of the Mind Duck Books Podcast.

https://bit.ly/3Z1Yocf

#dune #frank #herbert #summary #story #plot #spoilers

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mindduckbooks
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Mind Duck Books Podcast ep. 50 - Dune by Frank Herbert

https://bit.ly/45e7BQN

#dune #frank #herbert

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mindduckbooks
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Mind Duck Books Podcast ep. 50 - Dune by Frank Herbert

https://bit.ly/45e7BQN

#dune #frank #herbert

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mindduckbooks
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Mind Duck Books Podcast ep. 50 - Dune by Frank Herbert

https://bit.ly/45e7BQN

#dune #frank #herbert

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mindduckbooks
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Mind Duck Books Podcast ep. 50 - Dune by Frank Herbert

https://bit.ly/45e7BQN

#dune #frank #herbert

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mindduckbooks
Dune | Frank Herbert
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This has been one of the most memorable and influential book for me personally that I have ever read.

There are too many things to be said, so rather than read this short review, please check out our very special episode 50 of the Mind duck books podcast where we discuss all the details in depth:

https://bit.ly/45e7BQN

#dune #frank #herbert

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Bookwomble
Dune | Frank Herbert
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I spent the afternoon helping my son and his partner pick up this little guy from a rescue centre, bringing him home to his forever seitch.
His previous name was based on his fur colour, and while not the very worst it could have been, was inappropriate enough to require a re-naming. So, welcome Leto to #CatsOfLitsy 🐈‍⬛😻

Bookwomble My son's a Dune fan due to childhood indoctrination, Leto (Duke, rather than God-Emperor) apparently being the least objectionable name his partner was prepared to accept 😄 11mo
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 11mo
Jari-chan What a great name! Welcome to your forever home with lots of love and cuddles❤️😻 11mo
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dabbe Welcome to your beautiful home, Lovely Leto! 🖤🐾🖤 11mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
IndoorDame What a beauty 🐈‍⬛🖤😻welcome little one! 11mo
merelybookish Leto is a handsome dude! Glad he's found a place where he will be appreciated. 11mo
Bookwormjillk 😻 11mo
quietlycuriouskate ❤️ 11mo
Bookwomble @merelybookish He's appreciated and loved 😊 They'd picked out another cat initially, who was temporarily fostered, but by the time the animal sanctuary had done the paperwork, the fosterer had bonded and asked to keep them, which my son's partner was really upset by. Leto was from a different, more efficient, sanctuary and is already settling in, so this was the cat they were meant to have! 11mo
merelybookish @Bookwomble sounds like a win for everyone! ❤️ 11mo
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Gryffleclaw95
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Panpan

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It took me several months to get through this monster of a book, and despite it being a classic, I struggled to get through it. The world-building and plot was difficult to grasp, and a lot of the book was simply boring. There were certain moments that kept me entertained, but most of my reading consisted of trying to understand the abundance of confusing terminology and what was actually happening in the book.

Amiable Props to you for getting through it. I tried reading it at the urging of my husband and son (both of whom love this book). I made it 100 pages before I finally said, “Nope.” 😖 12mo
Becker I struggled with it too but I think I‘d like to try it again. 12mo
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jacobeck
Dune | Frank Herbert
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love. incredible. i‘m a dunehead now

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Laughterhp
Dune | Frank Herbert
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#thingsincommon - I wasn‘t sure how I was going to connect these 2, but then I put them side by side and the cover coloring is SO similar! So cover color on goodreads

I‘ve been wanting to read Dune for a while now. I watched the new movie (never seen any of the old) and it gave me the courage to read this. I understood the world and story a bit. Normally, I would never watch a movie before the book but it helped here.

#awesomeapril

Clwojick Yes! Especially with the teal bits. 💙 (edited) 1y
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TheSpineView
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Eggs Perfect choice👍🏼 1y
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JoeMo
Dune | Frank Herbert
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. I will provide no description and no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, and some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join in if you want!

#ABookaDay2023

tonymp This one is also in my TBR. People are always saying to me, “Really? You‘ve never read it?” So nice to see I am not alone! 1y
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Bigcountry15
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I really enjoyed Dune. A true classic that I have finally crossed off my TBR. The world building is incredible. I very much enjoyed Paul's story and his growth into Muad-Dib. There are many more memorable characters and scenes. And sandworms! The first 100 pages might be slow, but they are very important to the rest of the book. I The appendices are very helpful.
I am looking forward to seeing the new movies and reading the rest of the series.

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Gryffleclaw95
Dune | Frank Herbert

"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."

- Frank Herbert

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TracyReadsBooks
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My daughter is a huge fan of Dune and has started collecting different editions…this one is cool.

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Lieh
Dune | Frank Herbert
Pickpick

A SF classic. Totally sucked into the world, found it surprisingly easy to read. Great to read while in a warm place.

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Lizpixie
Dune | Frank Herbert
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Bk2 of #JumpStart2023 is done! And yes, it was an all nighter which is why I‘m only now posting after passing out! A reread, it was just as fabulous as the 1st time around. It‘s a 60s SFF that‘s definitely stood the test of time & is on my list of #TopTenSFFOfAllTime I loved the new movie but the book is SOOO much better. #BookspinBingo #SeriesLove2023 #ChunksterChallenge2023 #FourFoursIn23 #TreasonSeason #NoShameReadathon23 #Pantone2023

TheSpineView Fantastic! 1y
Clwojick Way to go! ⭐️ 1y
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TheAromaofBooks I have owned this one a couple of years and really want to get to it this year!! 1y
Andrew65 Brilliant! A true classic. 1y
Lizpixie @TheAromaofBooks definitely read it, it‘s totally worth the time. @Andrew65 it really is👍 1y
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Lizpixie
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I‘m about 2/3rds of the way through this chunkster on the 3rd day of #JumpStart2023 Hope to maybe finish it by the morning, I think an all nighter is in the works! I‘m astounded once again, how a SFF book written in 1965 can sound so current & meaningful. It‘s basically a book about climate change with a Messiah story woven through. Brilliant🌵🪱🏜️

Clwojick A chunkster already! 🫣 You‘re brave! 1y
operagirl Kudos! It took me many attempts to finish this. I also recommend the sequel Dune Messiah (edited) 1y
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Lizpixie
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Currently rereading Dune as my 2nd #JumpStart2023 book, and it‘s just occurred to me that maybe Robert Jordan in his Wheel Of Time series patterned the Aiel on the Fremen. Both desert people, both with a reverence for water & both a brilliant fighting people. And both looking for their Messiah. Food for thought🤔

Clwojick ❤️❤️ 1y
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TieDyeDude
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This most memorably happened to me reading Dune for the first time. I was commuting to Philadelphia for work and read it every spare moment I had.

Which books have sucked you in this fully?

LeeRHarry Years ago reading The Time Traveller‘s Wife on a plane, desperately trying to finish before we landed and bawling my eyes out! It really wasn‘t pretty 😏 1y
TheNeverendingTBR I was like this with The Dark Tower series, I love it when you come across a book(s) that you can't put down. 1y
TheKidUpstairs I remember reading The Red Tent one year during TIFF. It was the perfect read to make time disappear during long line ups. But then I got so sucked in I was reading and walking through a lobby at the same time and walked smack into the back of Forrest Whittaker. He is a VERY large man. Luckily, he's also very nice. Just laughed and said "must be good, be careful around stairs!" 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs I love him!! 💙💙 1y
MicheleinPhilly @TheKidUpstairs What a great story! 🤣 1y
TieDyeDude @LeeRHarry Nothing wrong with ugly crying on a plane 😆 I think this book was the last one that had me tearing up. Not what I expected from the synopsis. Luckily I was at home when I finished it. 1y
TieDyeDude @TheNeverendingTBR So good! My younger brother barely reads, but we read this series together over the course of a couple years. I'd love to re-read it soon, this time adding in The Wind Through the Keyhole, which I haven't read yet. 1y
TieDyeDude @TheKidUpstairs Awesome! What a great story. He seems like he'd be very chill. The book sounds interesting, too. I'm not familiar with Dinah. 1y
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