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A Wizard of Earthsea
A Wizard of Earthsea: The First Book of Earthsea | Ursula K. LeGuin
Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth. Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.
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Centique
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Just finished this so I‘m bowing to serendipity and using it for #wanderingjune because as far as I can tell the Kingdoms of Earthsea are #wherethestreetshavenoname

This was a very enjoyable short read, my first Ursula K Le Guin. It felt myth-like and I enjoyed the world building and the magic. Le Guin has a lovely rich way of describing place and conjuring up islands, rocky shores and bleak fishing villages for her hero‘s quest.

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Rambo_Reads
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Fantasy classics ❤

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BennettBookworm
A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Pros: Cool to be immersed in a new (to me) fantasy world. Fascinating to reflect on the idea of “true names at our cores” and “power that lies beneath the surface of everything.”
Cons: I NEED MORE DIALOGUE in my books! It was hard to stay engaged because I tend to check out when it‘s just endless description.

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wordzie
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Book 2 of #24b4monday
5 hours 17 minutes
Total reading time thus far: 14 hours
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

An epic tale comparable to LOTR but much more compact. The author invents words for a faraway language in a faraway land complete with three maps. Wisdom is bestowed upon the reader as the pros and cons and the price of sorcery is examined. Sparrowhawk begins as a foolish mage but through seemingly endless trials and tribulations 👇

wordzie he becomes a noble sorcerer on a quest to slay a terror he himself unleashed into the world. Without true friends Sparrowhawk would not have survived. A courageous tale of human fragility, determination and inner demons. 3mo
TheReadingMermaid Woop woop! You did great hun! 💕😘💕 3mo
wordzie Thank you 😊😘 @TheReadingMermaid it was a bunch of fun.🎉 3mo
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TheReadingMermaid Oh good I'm so glad you had fun! That's the goal sweetheart 😉 3mo
Andrew65 A great total, well done. 👏👏👏👏 I need to read the tagged book. 3mo
wordzie @Andrew65 ☺ thanks! And I'm sure you will enjoy it! 👍 3mo
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hgrimes
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Summary: Tolkien meets Stranger Things meets Legend of Zelda.

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hgrimes
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I‘ve had an absolute batshit MESS of a week at work and have therefore been stuck on the last 10 pages of this book, right in the middle of a chapter, for almost a week. Totally ridiculous, who does that to a perfectly good book?! I am going to resolve this problem once and for all, right now! #catsoflitsy

Tamra It happens! Hope you can make up for it now. 3mo
Smrloomis Ugh, sorry about the craptastic week at work. Hope you get some quality reading time in. 3mo
Eyelit Hope things start looking up! 3mo
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hgrimes
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Reading with Tews. We are both on my husband. #catsoflitsy

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Rudis
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I‘ve had this downloaded for a long time, and I finally got around to reading it. It was a quick, fun read, and I totally get why it‘s become a classic.

suzisteffen @Rudis I hope you read the quartet! Or maybe there ended up being 5. Hm. SO GOOD. 4mo
Rudis @suzisteffen I‘m going to try to! I‘ve heard really good things about it! 4mo
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hgrimes
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Losing my Earthsea virginity!

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BennettBookworm
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These books both came highly recommended and I‘m excited to dive in! As soon as I get through the other Top 10 on Mount TBR 😬🙌🏻

Leniverse The Earthsea series is one of my all time favourites. I‘ve read the the first four books multiple times and they put me in a trance every time. 💖 (edited) 4mo
BennettBookworm I‘m so excited!! @Leniverse 4mo
Leniverse Then again, you might be one of those people who don‘t like LeGuin‘s sparse writing style. 😬🤷🏻‍♀️ It will either click or it won‘t. I hope you love it! 4mo
BennettBookworm Haha, yes only time will tell @Leniverse ! One of my best friends is obsessed with her whole series so I have added incentive I think :) 4mo
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Joriebooks
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For my #NewYearWhoDis reading challenge, I choose A Wizard of Earthsea. I really wanted to like this but I had such a hard time getting into it. I don‘t think I was in the right headspace for it. Maybe I‘ll try to read it again sometime when I‘m more in the mood for fantasy.

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Susan
A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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And next.

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Joriebooks
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Time to get started of my #NewYearWhoDis pick. I choose this book because I‘ve been wanting to Ursula K. Le Guin for a while now and there‘s no time like the present. 🤓📚

zsuzsanna_reads I hope you'll like it! I'm about halfway through 6mo
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Joriebooks
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I made a chart to help me decide what to read for the #NewYearWhoDis reading event. The list @zsuzsanna_reads provided had some great reads. I‘ve decided that the book I‘m going to read will be *drumroll* A Wizard of Earthsea! Others I may try and fit in are Hag-seed and Wolf Hall. 🤓📚

zsuzsanna_reads Good choices! I'm just about to start 6mo
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Joriebooks
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My book haul from the last week. Some are Christmas gifts and some are library books. 🤓📚#bookhaul

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Really curious about The Big Ship! Have wanted to pick that one up 6mo
Joriebooks @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Me too. I found it browsing though B&N and just had to get it. 6mo
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scowler1
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Hard to believe I'm reading this for the first time. So good.

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tessavi
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The story was good, but I would have like it more if it was written in a more 'showing' style, instead of this 'telling'.

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MirrorMask
Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K Le Guin
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Uprooted
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#ManicMonday #LetterU @JoScho

JoScho 💕😊 7mo
Bookjunkie57 Unagggi *Ross voice* #Friends 😂😂😂 7mo
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UglyOldBat
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I finally got my copy! Which book are you up to? #Earthsea2018 @BkClubCare @Avidreader25

Avidreader25 Yay! Got distracted by a million books on my TBR, but I‘m finally about to start the second one! 9mo
BkClubCare I don‘t have the second one...yet 9mo
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missbrewbrew
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Heat is finally easing up here. Taking a little break in my car rn

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TheBookStacker
A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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I‘ve been in such a reading rut but these being delivered today as a sweet gift from my grandma made today perfect. Side note I‘m totally immersed and obsessed with The Way of Kings.

tpixie How sweet of her. #GrandmotherLove 9mo
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Buechersuechtling
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Nachdem mir das erste Buch nicht so richtig gefallen hat und ich mich über weite Strecken habe durchquälen/mich zum Lesen zwingen müssen, wollte ich es mit den Hörbüchern versuchen. Auf Deutsch gibt es aber wohl keine. ?

Deswegen sehe ich nicht ein, weiter um die offenen drei Bände zu schleichen wie die Katze um den heißen Brei und breche den Sammelband kurzerhand ab. ??‍♀️ Weiterlesen würde ich eh nur widerwillig. Also.

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zsuzsanna_reads
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Stolen shamelessly: a friend posted this quotation on Facebook. Whereas a friend of this friend pointed out that in true speech Earthsea is tolk (rock) + inien (sea) = tolkinien.

Which is a rather useful thing to know for someone of a nerdy persuasion.

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hissingpotatoes
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A wizard‘s power of Changing and of Summoning can shake the balance of the world. It is dangerous, that power. It is most perilous. It must follow knowledge, and serve need. To light a candle is to cast a shadow...

#projectreread

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hissingpotatoes
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For a word to be spoken, there must be silence. Before, and after.

#projectreread

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hissingpotatoes
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“Master,” said Ged, “I cannot take your name from you, not being strong enough, and I cannot trick your name from you, not being wise enough. So I am content to stay here, and learn or serve, whatever you will: unless by chance you will answer a question I have.”

“Ask it.”

“What is your name?”

The doorkeeper smiled, and said his name; and Ged, repeating it, entered for the last time into that House.

#projectreread

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That is between me and my shadow.

#projectreread

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hwestfall
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Here is my August wrap up. I struggled reading the last weeks of August. Getting the kids ready and off to school took up so much of my time. I am looking forward to having a normal schedule again! My favorite book I read this month was probably A Wizard Of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin.

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hissingpotatoes
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4/5⭐ Just as good the 2nd time. Narrator had just the right lull that I zoned out 1st time, but I paid better attention now. (I tried 2 narrators & greatly prefer Inglis to Ellison; Ellison made the tone too light, but Inglis matched the classic slightly weighty fantasy tone.) Fantastic coming-of-age in stunningly described world w/ profound life lessons entwined. Knowing who Ged becomes in later books made growth more poignant. #projectreread

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Libby1
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“They went on, and on.”

And on, and on, and on, and ON. For a 201 page book it FELT LIKE IT WOULD NEVER END.

I gave this a So-So rating, as I did find some of the main characters and ideas to be engaging. Reading this book felt like trying to swim through molasses.

I know it‘s a classic but I do not plan to read the rest of the series. This book could not be more unlike her lesser known book, The Word for World is Forest. I adored that one.

DivaDiane I can see how this could rub a person the wrong way. Personally, I love the languid pace of her books. The Tombs Of Atuan is (even) better than AWOE in my opinion. Or try the Lathe of Heaven, which is one of my favorites by UKL 10mo
UnidragonFrag I have this book and it's so short compared to a lot of other stuff on my TBR, but I've wavered on reading it for whatever reason. I do sometimes like slower paced books. We'll see! I'll get to it eventually lol 10mo
Libby1 @DivaDiane - I can tell you really love this book. I was expecting to love it, as The Word for World is Forest was a revelation for me. The writing style is so different between these two books. I plan to read more of her work, but maybe not the Earthsea books. 10mo
Libby1 @UnidragonFrag - I have a kajillion books in my TBR so I know the feeling. 😃 10mo
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hwestfall
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The kids are finally all back in school and I am loving getting back to my #audiocleaning schedule.

JuliaTheBookNerd I‘m listening to the same audiobook while cleaning right now! #GreatMindsThinkAlike 😊 10mo
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Libby1
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When you suddenly look at your book from a different angle and realise that it‘s looking right back at you.

Libby1 This is the cover, @JazzFeathers . 10mo
MicheleinPhilly 😳That is SPOOKY. 10mo
DGRachel 😱 10mo
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Betty Creepy 10mo
juliegumdrop Whoa! 10mo
DivineDiana Oh my! 😮 10mo
Lcsmcat 😱 10mo
Texreader Creepy!! 10mo
Tanisha_A 😶 10mo
batsy Cool! And spooky 😅 10mo
JazzFeathers 😂😂😂 Thanks 10mo
Libby1 @MicheleinPhilly , @DGRachel , @Betty , @juliegumdrop , @DivineDiana , @Lcsmcat , @Texreader , @Tanisha_A , @batsy , @JazzFeathers - I wonder how many people read this without noticing the face? I only noticed it because it was sitting sideways on my bedside table. 10mo
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Libby1
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These illustrations are charming.

Cathythoughts So lovely 10mo
Tanisha_A Certainly! 10mo
JazzFeathers True. What edition is this? 10mo
Libby1 @Cathythoughts , @Tanisha_A , @JazzFeathers - the illustrations are a joy. This is a paperback Puffin edition. 10mo
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cdreincarnate
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Listened to this audiobook to knock it off my #readharderchallenge Loved it, of course. Large chunks of it were gripping and kept me on the edge of my proverbial seat.
#Not sure how I felt about the narrator. He was definitely really into it, but maybe sometimes a little too into it? He had some intentional stutters, which was effective at some points, but a bit over the top at others. Overall, I‘d definitely recommend it.

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Buechersuechtling
Der Magier der Erdsee | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Mehso-so

Dieser erste Band – und hoffentlich nur der – ist das Paradebeispiel enttäuschter Erwartungen. Ich wollte K. Le Guin schon immer lesen und nachdem @Heideschrampf begeistert davon war, habe ich mir „Erdsee“ zugelegt.

Dem Buch fehlt mir ganz viel Substanz. Alles wirkt nur angerissen und oberflächlich. Der einzig ausgearbeitete Figur ist Ogion. Geds Entwicklung zum Beispiel wird beschrieben, ist aber nicht spürbar, weil der Funke nicht überspringt.

Heideschrampf Wie gesagt, ich habe auch ein wenig gebraucht und in band eins viel überflogen. Band zwei hat dann einen ganz anderen ton. Ich habe allerdings auch hörbuch gehört, vielleicht wäre das was für Atuan? 10mo
Buechersuechtling @Heideschrampf Auf die Idee bin ich ehrlich gesagt auch schon gekommen. Wo hast du deine denn her❓ „Der Magier der Erdesee“ (wenn, dann fange ich auch vorne an ?) hat weder meine Bücherei/Onleihe (was mir klar war), aber auch in meiner Buchhandlung und bei Amazon/Audible bin ich jeweils nicht fündig geworden. ☹️ 10mo
Heideschrampf Ich habs bei audible auf englisch gefunden. Die leser waren gut. Und man kam eben besser über die strecken hinweg 10mo
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Es ist gut erkennbar wie weit ich in hierin (immer noch) nicht gekommen bin. Dabei bricht die Handlung in Buch 1 („Der Magier von Erdsee“) angenehm mit meinen lesebiografischen Erwartungen.

Anderes war interessanter, zum Beispiel ? und die Vorlesung, die @Heideschrampf aufgetan hat. ?

Ich möchte aber zumindest zügig mit Buch 1 fertig werden, damit ich „Aquila“ lesen kann, das ich meiner Freundin bald schon zurückgeben müssen will. ??‍♀️

Heideschrampf Hihi, ich entschuldige mich für die ablenkung. Ich fand den ersten teil auch recht mühselig an manchen stellen, weil halt so viel gesegelt wird. Die anderen bände werden dann deutlich besser 10mo
Buechersuechtling @Heideschrampf ? Akzeptiert. ? Ja, irgendwie … zieht es sich stellenweise. Dann gibt‘s wieder Passagen, in denen fliegen die Seiten nur so unter meinen Fingern weg. Dabei find ich die Grundidee mit dem Schatten echt originell. Ich vertraue einfach darauf, dass es mir, wie du ja in Aussicht stellst, ab Buch 2 flüssiger vorkommt. ? 10mo
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Elevn
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I absolutely love this book. Even if I felt like it lacked action (wanted to see more wizard stuff) towards the end, it was still beautifully written that I didn't mind. I love how Ged's character grew throughout the story: the hard lesson he had to learn, how he changed, and how he strived for redemption. Definitely interested in reading the next books in this series.

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Buechersuechtling
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Wegen #TeamWunder vom neuen #Buchclub habe ich ja auf etwa Seite 50 den Magier von Erdsee unterbrochen.

Mal sehen, ob ich jetzt in die Geschichte reinfinde. Bisher bin ich nicht dazu gekommen, das Buch lange am Stück zu lesen, deswegen ist es noch nicht aus einem Guss.

Wie es jetzt in der Fortsetzung wohl wird. ?

Mein magnetisches Lesezeichen ist auf jeden Fall schon mal flöten gegangen. Ich bin gespannt, wann, wo und ob ich es wiederfinde. ?

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Buechersuechtling
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Wenn ich morgen 874 mal schreibe: „Es ist schwer, einen 951-Seiten-Wälzer im Bett in Leseposition zu halten.“, kann ich mir das dann bis übermorgen merken❓??‍♀️

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Buechersuechtling
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Tja, scheint, als müsste ich das #DickeBuecherCamp ein wenig großzügig auslegen. Mehr als 500 Buchseiten am Stück hab ich nicht mehr. Nur noch „Die Zwerge“ in fünf Bänden und halt „Erdsee“ als Vier-in-einem.

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CareBear
A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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My husband won‘t be home for another couple hours at least so I‘m continuing my readathon

GypsyKat I LOVE your mug! 😍😍😍 11mo
Sarah83 That mug 💖😍 11mo
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Außerdem hatte ich ja noch den „Erdsee“-Zyklus, aber da der aus vier Romanen in einem Band besteht, finde ich, dass er nicht zum #DickeBuecherCamp passt, weil er zwar bestimmt die geforderte Seitenzahl von 500 knackt, sich das aber irgendwie durch die vier Romane hintereinander halt auch „erschummelt“, *find*. ?

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Kimberlone
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Original manuscript and map drawn by Le Guin.

KatieCarpenter Oh wow 😮 cool 11mo
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theshrinkette
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Saturday reading.

DivaDiane Just read it to my 8 year old son. 11mo
theshrinkette @DivaDiane Love when kids are into books! 11mo
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Tex2Flo
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#riotgrams #mapslegends
“The island of Gont, a single mountain that lifts its peak a mile above the storm-racked Northeast Sea, is a land famous for wizards.”

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rwmg
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#lunchandabook
The thumbnail has a cover but not the book

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Avidreader25
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Finished it and I am definitely a fan. I‘ve been looking everywhere for book 2. It reminded me of a lot of other fantasy books, though it came first and is clearly the inspiration. I loved the main character‘s journey to humility & dedication. His best friend Vetch & his loyal pet were 2 of my favorites. My one complaint is that I wish I could get to know the characters better, so I‘m glad the series isn‘t over! #Earthsea2018 @BkClubCare

BkClubCare Yay! It took me two days to read it - I just couldn‘t stop! LOL 😂 Guess it was a week long readalong?! 13mo
UglyOldBat Still waiting for my copy 😕 13mo
Avidreader25 @abandonallhope Don‘t give up! I‘m going to keep reading the series and I just posted on my blog about it. It‘s a fast read! 13mo
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Avidreader25 @BkClubCare I know! I‘m going to keep reading the series and posting with that hashtag. 13mo
BkClubCare Hey - sorry I have been unable to comment on your blog post. The securities measures for everything these days - such a killjoy hindrance 12mo
Avidreader25 @BkClubCare Ugh. I am so sorry! I‘m so sick of blogger. I just tried to tweak the settings so hopefully that helps. 12mo
BkClubCare Nah, it's Google more than anything. I just don't want to log off and re sign in with diff accounts. More than lazy - it's a huge hassle. I am sorry. (edited) 12mo
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Lostinagoodbook
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I listened to the audiobook on YouTube and WOW!!! A truly fantastic reader! I loved it.

https://youtu.be/zTj0dXMY5D8

#epicfantasy #earthsea #leguin #audiobook

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Avidreader25
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So far this reminds me so much of The Name of the Wind. It‘s also got a little bit of Harry Potter and Game of Thrones (Arya‘s story) mixed in. Ged is so impulsive and has no patience for learning.
“Yet a greater, and learned skill he possessed, which was the art of kindness.” #Earthsea2018 @BkClubCare @bookandcat @abandonallhope @CareBear

Nutmegnc This is one of my all time favs. And it came before Name of the Wind. I bet Patrick Rothfuss would claim it as an influence. 13mo
BkClubCare That‘s a great quote abt kindness 13mo
BkClubCare (Also, I‘ve never read Name of the Wind nor GOT(nor watched it)!! 13mo
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Avidreader25 @Nutmegnc I know! I bet so many writers were influenced by this one. 13mo
Avidreader25 @BkClubCare LOVED The Name of the Wind! 13mo
Nutmegnc @Avidreader25 @BkClubCare Name@of the Wind is incredible. I've read and listened to it maybe 10 times. I read GOT back when it first came out and I was glued to that one then! 13mo
Avidreader25 @Nutmegnc Ten times! That‘s amazing. We just need the third book now! 13mo
Nutmegnc @Avidreader25 I KNOW!!! 13mo
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