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A Princess of Mars
A Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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A Princess of Mars (Barsoom #1) | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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“I understand that you belittle all sentiments of generosity and kindliness, but I do not, and I can convince your most doughty warrior that these characteristics are not incompatible with an ability to fight.”

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Estherhasredhair
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Pickpick

A good mix of action, science fiction, and romance. Normally I am not the type to say this, but when the book refocused on the romance, thats when I enjoyed it the most. The only real complaint I have is that some of the descriptions were a little vague at times. 8/10

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Estherhasredhair
A Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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Guys. I‘m tired.

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Estherhasredhair
A Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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Perhaps I am overthinking this, but it‘s funny to me that a Confederate solider has so much compassion for someone who is not only the same race as him, but also isn‘t the same species.

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Estherhasredhair
A Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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It‘s a hot day. May as well read about a hotter planet #imfunnydangit

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T.S.McLellan
A Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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First of a series published over a century ago, this was the start of ERB's literary career, his wonderful imagination and sources of inspiration made him virtually an overnight success. I had a lot of fun reading and publishing this as an audio book.

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HollyBahling
Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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I found this book to be surprisingly good. My dad and brothers have always been huge ERB fans and encouraged me to read it but I never listened until now. I absolutely loved this book. Chock full of action and adventure, at no point was I bored reading it. Definitely recommend.

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Vexingcircumstance
A Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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I nixed all the others and got these instead. I‘ve been reading this graphic novel on and off since I received it as a Christmas present (I really wanted to read this new52 reboot because part of this story is being used on Legends of Tomorrow). The other two would be rereads (and both came from the library book sale). #americangods #neilgaiman #johncarter

Vexingcircumstance My daughters puppy apparently wanted his picture taken, too. 11mo
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TieDyeDude
A Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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@Bookwomble Just hours after starting John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, I visited this delightful used book store in Leesburg, VA and found a copy of Burroughs' first installment in the John Carter series! Also, sooooooo much beer... 🍻

Bookwomble Nice! I haven't seen that cover before 👍🏻😊 A Princess of Mars is such a fantastic book, but you're going to want to get Gods of Mars, too, 'cos you'll want to read that straight after 😁 1y
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LShelby
A Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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Discussed with my son yesterday about the difference between John Carter and Tarzan. He considered both to be adventure fantasy, and yet still distinctly different genres. We decided that the true difference was in the scope, John Carter is an important man on Mars — he marries a Princess, he leads armies, and the fate of entire countries is occasionally at stake — Tarzan‘s adventures tend to have a smaller, more personal scale.

#litanalysis

ValkyrieAndHerBooks That‘s a fantastic discussion! And welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚💕 2y
LShelby @ValkyrieAndHerBooks Thanks for the welcome! I hope I manage to figure this place out. I‘m good at tech but bad at social. ::rueful:: 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks No worries there, book people get it, lol! 2y
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Grrlbrarian
A Princess of Mars (Barsoom #1) | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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Panpan

ERB gets some props for pioneering the interplanetary romance and writing a pulp ‘classic.‘ But this has not worn well. Plot summary: DON‘T WORRY ALL Y‘ALL MARTIANS, THE WHITE EARTH MAN IS HERE TO SHOW YOU THE ERROR OF YOUR WAYS. Oh, and of course get the hottest girl on Mars in the process. 😫 If I rolled my eyes any harder, I‘d snap my optic nerves. ⭐️

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I loved these in middle school, but I suspect that a revisit would reveal that they are designed to appeal solely to middle school boys. 2y
Grrlbrarian I do believe you‘re correct, @TobeyTheScavengerMonk 2y
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GarthRanzz
A Princess of Mars (Barsoom #1) | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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My choices for #BookishCouples:

1. Captain John Carter and Dejah Thoris - Not only one of the first fantasy/sci-fi series I devoured as a kid but also the first love story I remember.
2. Richard Collier and Elise McKenna (Bid Time Return) - The love story that transcends time (sorry Outlander fans). Read the book, watch the movie.
3. Stu Redman and Frannie Goldsmith (The Stand) - Had to include a King couple. Love these two characters.

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AshleyHoss820
Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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Now bear with me on this: I chose this because Mars is Earth‘s #neighbor...get it? 😂😂😂 #150PnPCoverParty

P.S. is this not the best cheaply-produced book cover!? 😂❤️

LeahBergen Nicely done. 😂 2y
AshleyHoss820 @LeahBergen Thank you!! It‘s reaching, but still...😂😂😂 2y
CrowCAH I get it! 🌏 2y
AshleyHoss820 @CrowCAH Thank you!! 😄😄 2y
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tournevis
A Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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Oh, my @Jaberwocky! You stalked me well. My love for older sff and general weird is fulfilled. And the reading socks! Thank you so much.

That's on top of all the things not pictured, two lego-type brik sets for my son 😘, treats and a toy for Igrec 🐕, kinder eggs for me and the boy, that I couldn't put on the floor, because Igrec would try to get at them.

I'm amazed! Floored! Verklempt!

@Avanders @MrBook @BookBabe #ssgp #secretsantagoespostal

Jabberwocky I‘m so glad!! 💛 Merry Christmas! 2y
Cinfhen ❤️💚❤️ 2y
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Unphilosophize
A Princess of Mars (Barsoom #1) | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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Mehso-so

This wasn't as great as I was hoping it would be. The beginning and end were really exciting but I found the middle a bit draggy. I need to find the next book in the series soon!
#scifi #mars #spacereadathon #classic

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MrBook
A Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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I've been slacking on the Author Spotlight, so the first of today's author spotlights: Edgar Rice Burroughs! Born in Chicago in 1875, the youngest of 6 boys. To avoid an influenza epidemic, he was shipped off to family in Idaho on a cattle range. While a pencil sharpener salesman, he read pulp fiction magazines and began writing fantasy stories, including John Carter and Tarzan. He died in Los Angeles in 1950. #AuthorPotpourri #TheMoreYouKnow

bookishbitch My dad recommended his John Carter of Mars series to me. I thought they were quite good. And far better than that movie version where they changed the plot too much. (I did like the lead actor though.) 2y
LibrarianRyan I love his stories. I was amazed when I found out how many books are in his 3 most famous series. (Lots) 2y
SaraFair @bookishbitch @LibrarianRyan - I did not know John Carter was by him! Will have to try that series, as reading the real Tarzan the Apeman was so much more adventurous and real than any of the movies/ shows. 2y
LibrarianRyan @SaraFair I had original pulp novels on the Adam base. I didn't get to keep them when I moved but I read them over and over. 2y
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Susanita
A Princess of Mars (Barsoom #1) | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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Straight #scifi isn't really my jam, but this was a fun book. In an interesting bit of serendipity, parts of the movie were filmed in or near Glen Canyon, which is also the setting for my #whodunitbymail selection. #aplanetinthetitle #junebookbugs

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FairyHighRoad
A Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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I love love love A Princess of Mars! I even loved the John Carter movie. #aplanetinthetitle #junebookbugs

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Debiw781
A Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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Despite the very cheesy cover, I liked this book with #aplanetinthetitle. I've actually read this one twice. Maybe one day I'll finally read the series.

#junebookbugs
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Larkken I'm getting a wonder woman vibe... But maybe that's just me? 2y
Debiw781 @Larkken no, it's not just you. I can see that 2y
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Kristy_K
A Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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All books I own but haven't read with a planet in the title (or subtitle).

#junebookbugs #aplanetinthetitle #tbr

valeriegeary Astronauts guide is 👍 2y
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parasolofdoom
A Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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Trying out the Serial Reader app #serialreader

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Brinx
A Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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Attempting to tackle the series in smaller installments after watching the Taylor Kitsch movie on TV

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
A Princess of Mars (Barsoom #1) | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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Another post for this #FunFridayPhoto, because although I'm sure Star Wars & Star Trek, and current hits like The Martian will get a bunch of posts today, I have to give props to this much earlier series that was written long before any 5 yr missions or galaxies far, far away. I'm still working my way through this series (book 6) but it's full of great stories that are considered common space storylines now, but this is where many of them started.

ReadingOver50 I read most of these books 30 years ago 😄 3y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
A Princess of Mars | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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Hmm #classicbooks! How about this one? The book itself is the inspiration behind films like Star Wars and Avatar. Disney made a movie called John Carter a few years ago, also based on this book.

I haven't finished reading it, but bought it immediately after seeing John Carter.

My bookshelf currently has muchhhh stuff in front of it - so here is an unrelated photo of one of my favourite mugs! Points if you get the reference 😉 #somethingforsept

Yournewfriendsams Wow, one book so many adaptations. Thanks for sharing that fun fact! 3y
CallMeIshmael I read the book as a kid and loved it then re read it before he movie came out and I am one of the few who loved the movie. 3y
LauraBeth Psych 😀 3y
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Broke_Girl_Reads 🍍🍍🍍 3y
ultrabookgeek John Carter was hilarious and interesting and fun! Very tempted to read this, knowing it inspiring Star Wars. 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CallMeIshmael, I liked the movie. Disney gave it a horrible trailer and advertised it badly... 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @sharimichele, it definitely predates it... The trailer for John Carter looked like a bad Star Wars remake (I really enjoyed the movie) 3y
Carol OMG that mug!!! 🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍 3y
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Hamburgerearmuffs
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Ahahaha!!!