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The Return of the King
The Return of the King: Being the Third Part of the Lord of the Rings | J.R.R. Tolkien
The third volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themAs the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and there encounter the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alivenow in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom. A triumphant close . . . a grand piece of work, grand in both conception and execution. An astonishing imaginative tour de force. Daily TelegraphIncludes the complete appendices and index for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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HeatherBlue
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The hubs was shopping at the outlets, getting frustrated with lines and things not being in his size. I was enjoying a lovely breeze reading my book 😂

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Ann_Reads
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On the whole, I absolutely love this series by Tolkien. Considered individually, this is my least favorite out of the three books (or four, if one includes The Hobbit). Still, it is a wonderful conclusion to an epic tale and one of the most imaginative trilogies I have ever read. Although I have many favorite characters, in my estimation Sam is the hero of the story, although he'd never consider himself to be one.
#192025 #1955 @librarybelle

Ann_Reads I must give a round of applause to Andy Serkis for the absolutely amazing narration. Wow! Highly recommended. 👏 2mo
Librarybelle High praise for an audio! Hooray! 2mo
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AvidReader25
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What a joy to reread this in the midst of moving. The 1st time I read the series was just before going to college. The 2nd was the year I got pregnant. I feel like reading them somehow corresponds w/starting a new chapter in life.

"I do not fear either pain or death.
What do you fear, lady? he asked.
A cage, she said. To stay behind bars, until use an old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.”

NicoleCeBallos They're my comfort reads. I love that cover! 2mo
AvidReader25 @NicoleCeBallos Mine too. This edition has a fold out map! 😍 2mo
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PaperbackPirate Welcome to Litsy! Check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon for some helpful links. 2mo
LadySLI Thank you!!! 2mo
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LadySLI @bthegood ❤️ 2w
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swynn
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Date: 1955

Confession: the first time I read LOTR, I skipped the first half ("book 5") of ROTK because I was impatient to get to Frodo's and Sam's story. In subsequent readings, I muscled through book 5, which is full of manners and mannered language. I hoped it would appeal more this time but it was still a slog. And book 6 has great material (Yay! Mt Doom!) but doesn't know when or how to stop. So it's a disappointing end to a rewarding reread

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swynn
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Pippin looked out from the shelter of Gandalf's cloak.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Susanita
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1. Not so much with books, but definitely movies and TV. Example: the night of the LOST finale, I dreamed that the Rohirrim were fighting Storm Troopers. 🤷🏻‍♀️
2. Lord of the Rings series
3. I want to knock off those little tasks I‘ve been passing forward in my journal every month.
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Great goals👍🏼👏🏻 5mo
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This final book was a lot more action packed then the rest, and the battle was drawn out for half the book. We get different POVs and there is less singing. I liked the way things ended overall and I'm glad I have finally finished the series, I liked it but didn't love it due to quite a few issues due to personal reading preferences.

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abookdragonsretreat

"I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are evil"

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I loved this adventure. I just can't believe it took me so long to read this series. There is SO much more to the story than the movies showed! Which isn't a surprise since that is quite common for movie adaptations. It is such a great story of friendship and love. It will be interesting to see what they do with the prequel TV show coming out.

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Texreader
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#litsycrafters check-in. I finished the tagged book while audiocrafting tonight. I‘ve started making Valentine‘s Day cards for #litsylove. I can‘t wait to show you when I start stamping the fun images!

Catsandbooks Oh those are adorable!! 💕 9mo
curiouserandcurioser @Texreader cant wait to see these!💜 9mo
StayCurious Such a great idea! 9mo
Professional_Book_Dragon Beautiful!!! 8mo
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Texreader
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Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 9mo
Amiable Thanks for the tag! I posted my responses already. 9mo
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Texreader
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All done. My picture taking skills not very good. And four more hours listening to the tagged audiobook. Audiopuzzling. #20in4 @Andrew65

WJCintron 😍 👍 😃 9mo
Cathythoughts So nice ❤️ 9mo
Tamra So pretty! 9mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 9mo
Crazeedi That's am awesome puzzle!! 9mo
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Texreader
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Audiopuzzling. #20in4 @Andrew65

Kimzey Audio puzzling is the best! 🧩🧩🧩 9mo
Andrew65 😍 9mo
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Texreader
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Audiocrafting today to the tagged book. I haven‘t stamped the images yet but they will be so cute! I can‘t wait to show them off. #litsycrafters #20in4 @curiouserandcurioser @Catsandbooks @Andrew65

Andrew65 A great plan. 9mo
Butterfinger I can't wait to see them. I received your card this week and loved it. 9mo
curiouserandcurioser @Texreader Excited to see them!:) 9mo
Catsandbooks Love the color combo! 🙌🏼 9mo
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Texreader
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Branwen
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I am so so SO happy to be home. And so are my kitties! ❤ #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #rumpel

Leftcoastzen 📚😻👍 9mo
RaeLovesToRead 😭😭😭 too cute!!!! Can't cope! 💕💕 9mo
ravenlee Poor baby - she‘s so behind on her reading now! 9mo
GingerAntics I love that face. “Why are you taking a picture? Read to me!” 9mo
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Patchshank
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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating 🦃❤️🍷

Happy regular day to everyone else ❤️❤️❤️

Aims42 🤣🤣🤣 Perfect for today!! Happy Thanksgiving!! 10mo
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shanaqui
The return of the king | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Ahhh, Eowyn and Faramir. 💙 Young Nicky thoguht these two were the best romance ever, and imagined a whole lot more details into these scenes, ahaha.

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SolaRaynor
The return of the king | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
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1970 edition of the classic.

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Branwen
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Still doing a chapter a day with my Lord of the Rings reread! Some chapters go more slowly than others...especially when I have to read them aloud to Rumpel! 😹 She's enjoying this story, but Neil Gaiman is still her favorite author! 💕📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #rumpel

wanderinglynn She is too cute! ❤️🐱 10mo
RaeLovesToRead Every time I think she can't get any cuter... and now this! She melts my heart!! 😭😭❤ 10mo
kspenmoll What a sweetie!!! 10mo
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rubyslippersreads Adorable! 😻 10mo
Kimzey 😻 10mo
MallenNC What a cute cat! 10mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick She's precious! 😻 10mo
GingerAntics She has the BEST taste in literature. 10mo
CoverToCoverGirl Oh my! Cuteness overload! 🤩 (edited) 10mo
Branwen @GingerAntics She really does! I taught her well! 😁 @RaeLovesToRead SAME! 😭💕 She's so cute and photogenic! And her and Chaplin both love books so much! It makes me so happy! 10mo
GingerAntics You really did. Love that little face, too. “Why did you stop, mom?” 🤣😂🤣 10mo
Branwen @GingerAntics She was so sassy when I stopped reading to take a picture! 🤣😂 10mo
GingerAntics She made you rub her tummy, didn‘t she? 10mo
Branwen @GingerAntics She absolutely did! 😹😹😹 10mo
GingerAntics She does have that look in her eyes. 10mo
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shanaqui
The return of the king | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Slooowly creeping toward Mount Doom. Always weird to me how much book is left at the point they get there!

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Branwen
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Starting my reread of the tagged book today so I thought I would share the wedding bands that my fiance and I ordered! They have the elvish script from the One Ring etched on them! We decided to get married this Christmas Eve! We have to visit our families in NJ for the holiday anyway, and if we do it then that's one less trip we'll have to make to see them! 😂 Sorry, I know that sounds odd, but my family is difficult to be around! 😩 contd👇

Branwen It's not even going to be a ceremony or anything crazy - just a quick thing at my parents house and then lunch. We're planning on having the actual celebration next year sometime! Anyway, I'm really happy to be marrying my sweet, nerdy other half On Christmas Eve! 🎄🎅❄ We both love LOTR so these rings are really on point! 😁💕📚 11mo
FlowerFairy Congrats! 💜 11mo
squirrelbrain Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! ❤️ 11mo
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Leftcoastzen Beautiful! Congrats!🎊🍾 11mo
Ruthiella Those rings are beautiful (and incredibly nerdy 🤓). I wish you both much joy and much nerdy adventure! ❤️🥂 11mo
Aims42 Congratulations!! Your rings are beautiful and love the special meaning of them ❤️ 11mo
TrishB That‘s so cool 👍🏻♥️ 11mo
RaeLovesToRead Congratulations 💕 Awesome rings!!! 11mo
DaveGreen7777 Two rings to wed them all! 🤩💍💍 11mo
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 😂🤣😂👏 @RaeLovesToRead @TrishB Thank you! ❤ 11mo
QuietlyLaura Congratulations! The rings are beautiful! 🎉👏🎉💕 11mo
rabbitprincess Aaaahhhhh this is adorable ♥️♥️😊 Congratulations! 11mo
MaureenMc Congratulations! Love the rings! 💕 11mo
ShelleyBooksie Beautiful rings. Congratulations!! 11mo
BiblioLitten Beautiful! Congratulations 💖💕 11mo
BookwormAHN Gorgeous, congratulations 🎊 11mo
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shanaqui

Ahhh, Faramir.

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Ast_Arslan
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs
#Haunted

3. #Spiderweb

I'll read the book, I promise 😂

Eggs Well done 👍🏼 12mo
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TK-421 Great choice! 13mo
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kaysworld1
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Finally after 10 years I have finished the Lord Of The Rings books and they are great with outstanding characters and a passion for story telling. At time's a tad confusing with so many characters but generally a fantastic journey all round.
My heart and love will forever belong to Samwise Gamgee, the ever faithful best friend and travel companion.
(Now I am just sat here crying while listening to the sound track)
#LordOfTheRings #TheHobbit

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Oh that soundtrack kills me every time. 😭❤️ 13mo
scottsunderg66 Hi friend I'm glad to meet you here.. well I'm new here and still trying my best to understand Litsy Lol 😂 but I'd want to be friends with you... Get back to me by respond hi to my Gmail.. scottsundberg56@gmail.com 13mo
kaysworld1 @scottsunderg66 Thank you for your kind offer but I don't contact people personally off this app its a book community it stays online and about book's. 13mo
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RamsFan1963
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When I first read LOTR, it seemed like they made the trip to and from Mordor in a very short time, especially in the movies. I started Walking To Mordor on 01/30/21 and now 7 months later, I'm just reaching The Black Gate. I average 8-10 miles a day walking.

tpixie That‘s is amazing! Great job ! And what a fun idea! (edited) 14mo
rachelm This is so cool!! 14mo
CampbellTaraL Echoing others: awesome idea! 😮 14mo
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KathyWheeler You are much further along than me! I‘m only at the Midgewater Marshes (West). It seems like I‘ve been there forever. 14mo
alisiakae Wow! What app is this? 14mo
RamsFan1963 @4thhouseontheleft Its Walk to Mordor, on the Google Play store. 14mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻🎉 14mo
Reggie So how much longer till the ring makes it into the lava? 14mo
RamsFan1963 @Reggie I'd say in about a month give or take. I still have to meet Faramir, fight and get stung by Shelob, get taken by Orcs, get reunited with Sam, escape the Orcs and climb Mount Doom. I still have a long trek ahead of me. 14mo
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Ast_Arslan
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🏔📚🙌🏻 1y
Eggs Gorgeous cover 👍🏼🏔📚👏🏻 1y
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Susanita
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#Merry is more pensive than merry as he pledges himself to the service of King Theoden. #MayCharacters

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Susanita
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It became a little joke in the FB Tolkien reread group that the sons of Elrond are the Peggy Schuyler of Middle Earth. They play an important role in the Born of Hope fan film but don‘t appear at all in the Peter Jackson movies. #MayCharacters #marginal

Eggs Oh this is great! 1y
JazzFeathers I still have to watch Born of Hope. I need to find time for it. 1y
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CRoddy
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Amazing! Surprisingly quick to read as so much happens it‘s a real page turner

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#OppositeDay @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs

One of my favorite goodbye quotes. 💚 #Hello

Crazeedi ❤❤❤❤❤ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 1y
TheKidUpstairs Beautiful 1y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I wish I knew... 😇

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TheAliceEvers
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Pickpick

Now I‘ve finished reading the books it‘s time for another marathon of the movies 😂👑

JazzFeathers I need another marathon too 😏 1y
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TheAliceEvers
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The final Lord of the Rings! The ending makes me cry so much 😂 the goodbyes are so pure and heartbreaking 💔

JazzFeathers How does it do it. Every. Single. Time? 1y
TheAliceEvers @JazzFeathers so glad it‘s not just me! (edited) 1y
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MolliesaurusRex
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It‘s been a minute, Litsy. I‘m (mostly) finished with Return of the King (I‘m struggling with the appendices) and love it, although I definitely prefer Eowyn‘s bad bitch moment as it was portrayed in the movie over how it was written (sorry🤷🏻‍♀️). We‘ve been busy beavers in the past month, too, with new furniture and a new DIY backsplash☺️

Bklover Looks beautiful! 2y
MolliesaurusRex @Bklover thank you! I‘m so excited for my reading nook - I‘m looking forward to many sunny days sitting in front of the window with a good book and a cup of coffee☀️☕️📚 2y
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Cruble88
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I have officially finished this trilogy and I feel so accomplished. I have been wanting to read LOTR for so long. This is my second favorite. It had some slow moments, but for the most part it kept me drawn in. I was very pleased that there was a lot more in the books than in the movies! #TheReturnoftheKing #LOTR

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freeatlast1137
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Sam and Frodo continue towards Mount Doom while the rest of the crew continue to fight against Sauron.

I find it a bit sad that the movies leave out most of the songs and poems from the books. The movies would have had an even better soundtrack including the songs.

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Cruble88
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Well I used everyone‘s Bingo cards as inspiration for my TBR list. My goal was 15 books last year and I only got to 12. So I kept it at 15 and hoping to surpass it. Doing pretty good so far. Can‘t wait to read all of these. This will be the year I finish The Wizard of Oz series!!!
#TBR #WizardofOz #Goals

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Cruble88

So far I‘m struggling with this one. While it reads faster than Fellowship, it has slowed down since Two Towers. I love all the lore that comes with Middle Earth, but I wish the pace was faster.

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Susanita
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1. We keep bringing up these two in our read along discussions. The sons of Elrond are the Peggy Schuyler of LOTR!
2. Vinegar Hill. It started out badly and went downhill from there.
#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Great answers! Thanks for playing! 2y
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AmyG
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For you, Sue
@Suet624

MsMelissa 🤣😂🤣 2y
rachelm 😂😂😂 2y
Suet624 This is fantastic. Thank you. I‘m enjoying ALL of the hysterical memes about Bernie today. I have a pair of those mittens too. They are fantastic. 2y
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Bookwormjillk 😂😂😂 2y
AmyG @Suet624 I have bn texting them all to my kids. Too funny. As my daughter said....this is where the internet shines. 🙌🏻 2y
j9brown Best one yet 🤣 2y
The_Penniless_Author LOL! It was a teacher from my daughter's school district who made him those mittens. Bernie was repping VT hard today. I love the fact he wore basically the same outfit my neighbor did to shovel his driveway 🤣 2y
dariazeoli 😂 2y
AmyG @The_Penniless_Author HA! That is awesome! 2y
Soubhiville I feel bad for him because you know men‘s dress socks are really thin and those shoes don‘t look warm. I remember those cold northern winters, I don‘t blame him for wearing as much warm stuff as possible! ❤️ 2y
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2y
Scochrane26 ❤️ Bernie! 2y
Hooked_on_books This is hilarious! 2y
mariaku21 I bet that jacket was warm. He wears it so often, and I don't blame him to wear it again today 😁 2y
Chelsea.Poole Love this man! 😂 2y
Suet624 @The_Penniless_Author do you live in Vermont? 2y
AmyG Thanks for appreciating. I love these...I‘ve been collecting them, texting and annoying my kids all day! @Book_Fiend_Melissa @rachelm @Bookwormjillk @j9brown @dariazeoli @Soubhiville @Ruthiella @Scochrane26 @Hooked__on__books @mariaku21 @Chelsea.Poole (edited) 2y
The_Penniless_Author @Suet624 Yes, a little over 8 years now. 2y
Suet624 @The_Penniless_Author you‘re now the 3rd Vermonter on Litsy as far as I can tell. I‘m in Hyde Park near Stowe. Where are you? 2y
The_Penniless_Author @Suet624 Essex Junction. Good to meet you! 2y
Suet624 @The_Penniless_Author nice to meet you!!! We are a small but growing group. Maybe one day we could have a Litsy meet up. 😁💕 2y
AnansiGirl I‘ve been cry laughing see all the Bernie memes 🤣 2y
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Cruble88
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So excited to start the third and final book of the LOTR trilogy!!!! #LordoftheRings #TheReturnoftheKing #JRRTolkien

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Another day, another trip to the post box

Patchshank Love it. 2y
umbrellagirl Cool card! 2y
DimeryRene CAN YOU TELL ME WHO CREATED THAT CARD???? 2y
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