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Well of Ascension
Well of Ascension | Brandon Sanderson
Evil has been defeated. The war has just begun.They did the impossible, deposing the godlike being whose brutal rule had lasted a thousand years. Now Vin, the street urchin who has grown into the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and Elend Venture, the idealistic young nobleman who loves her, must build a healthy new society in the ashes of an empire.They have barely begun when three separate armies attack. As the siege tightens, an ancient legend seems to offer a glimmer of hope. But even if it really exists, no one knows where to find the Well of Ascension or what manner of power it bestows.It may just be that killing the Lord Ruler was the easy part. Surviving the aftermath of his fall is going to be the real challenge.
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xicanti
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Mehso-so

Some long books feel like no effort at all. THE WELL OF ASCENSION is an 800-pager that absolutely FEELS like an 800-pager. In theory, it covers interesting territory: what do you do after you‘ve conquered the Dark Lord? In practice, the answer is rather slow and decidedly less engaging than the heist Sanderson delivered in MISTBORN.

It does end on a note that should excite me, but given my response to THIS exciting-in-theory premise... well.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘m planning on reading Hero of Ages in *checks notes* September. I hope he finishes strong. 2d
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Bisecting Straff Venture would have been a much better moment if he hadn‘t been riding a horse at the time. Poor horse. 2d
xicanti @TobeyTheScavengerMonk fingers crossed for both of us. I‘m waiting on the audiobook and it should be available to me in a month or less. 2d
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xicanti
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I‘m finally in the home stretch with THE WELL OF ASCENSION after my morning #audiowalk with Casey, and I‘ve twisted back around to where I just wish it was over. Sadness. I‘ll definitely read THE HERO OF AGES to see where everything comes out, but I‘m pretty sure I won‘t revisit the series again because twice was enough where TWoA is concerned.

cherinium That spot looks gorgeous. I wouldn't mind setting up my hammock somewhere just like that to read (and possibly nap) the afternoon away. 🌻🌻🌻 3d
xicanti @cherinium it‘s a lovely pond with a pathway and a park nearby! This time of year there are lots of baby geese to squee over, too. 3d
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xicanti
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I meant to paint one wall of my bedroom today, but I didn‘t have the energy after I‘d scrubbed it and filled the holes. Instead, I played furniture Tetris and managed to get enough space for a reading nook in my closet! I still need to find a tiny table and a lamp, and hang some art, but at least I know the idea‘s viable. I‘ll be glad to have a comfy, private place to read indoors.

Bonus: the chair‘s got a great view of my TV, too.

Mimi28 That‘s awesome!! 😎😎 3d
xicanti And OF COURSE I had my audiobook on through all this manual labour. Honestly, I think complaining about THE WELL OF ASCENSION made it better. It‘s still nowhere near as much My Thing as MISTBORN, but it feels a bit more engaging than it did two days ago. 3d
xicanti @Mimi28 I can‘t wait to use it! 3d
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Mimi28 That‘s great!! 👍🏽👍🏽😎😎😊😊 3d
Crazeedi @xicanti you did good!!! Enjoy your reading nook!! 3d
RvnclawWhovian Love that chair!! 3d
xicanti @Crazeedi I definitely will! 3d
xicanti @RvnclawWhovian thanks! It was my grandma‘s. 3d
readordierachel Great use of space! 2d
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xicanti
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Casey and I saw lots of storm sky on our morning #audiowalk. It‘s supposed to rain alllllll afternoon, with lots of thunder and lightning. That doesn‘t bode well for the kids‘ sports day we went past.

I‘m a bit more than 40% into this reread now, and I don‘t think I like the book any better than I did the first time. It isn‘t BAD, but it doesn‘t engage me the same way MISTBORN did and that makes it feel more disappointing than it probably is.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Having finished Well of Ascension for the first time a couple weeks ago, it ain‘t just you. 6d
xicanti @TobeyTheScavengerMonk to be honest, I‘ve never finished the Mistborn series because I knew I‘d have to reread this one and I wasn‘t super eager. I hope THE HERO OF AGES does more for me. 6d
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Without the heist structure + Vin learning her powers this one lost so much narrative drive. Plus there‘s just not anybody as interesting as Kelsier. I‘ll be tackling Hero in a few months and I hope so too. 6d
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xicanti
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It‘s up to 34 already, AND it‘s a bit cloudy! This is my favourite weather. Heat‘s great but the sun and I don‘t really get along.

I took a nice lunchtime #audiowalk on which I bought a local beer the Liquor Mart teller recommended. I‘ll look forward to drinking it tonight.

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xicanti
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I passed by a tree and a stadium on today‘s gloriously hot but lamentably sunny #audiowalk. Unfortunately, Casey can‘t come with me when it‘s this warm out. Little dude has such a thick coat that he needs to lie down with a cold compress after we take longer walks in 20° weather. 28 is totally beyond him. Goodbye to all my dreams of taking 4-mile summertime walks with my dog. ?

Crazeedi Doesn't he shed his winter coat? 1w
xicanti @Crazeedi not enough of it. He was bred for gloomy English summers. 1w
Crazeedi @xicanti Oh my , not so good for sweet little puppy! 1w
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xicanti @Crazeedi not at all! We‘ve been taking walks first thing in the morning or right before sunset so it‘s a bit cooler for him. The rest of the time, he runs around the yard in short bursts, with lots of water on hand. 1w
Crazeedi @xicanti awesome! They love to scamper right?🐶🐶 1w
xicanti @Crazeedi Casey is indeed a frequent and enthusiastic scamperer. 1w
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xicanti
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Casey had a fabulous time sniffing everything in sight on our morning #audiowalk.

StayCurious My Heart! - Precious pup. 2w
GypsyKat 😍😍😍 2w
suzisteffen LOVE! 🐶❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Mistborn 2 trades the 1st book‘s “con men take down a god” storyline for a tense examination of a city under siege, with plenty of thought given to the ramifications of The Final Empire‘s finale.

The politics could be a bit slow and the ending was more set-up than satisfying, but Sanderson‘s absolute mastery of pacing, escalation, startling twists, and skull-shattering action still made this a great read.

Can‘t wait to close out this trilogy.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Art by Cristi Balanescu 2w
GypsyKat I loved this series! 2w
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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This book has been playing the “one of these characters you love is a traitor” game since the beginning, and the reveal was somehow internally consistent and totally unexpected, a rare feat. It managed to pack an emotional punch too.

Well played, Sanderson.

TiffanyMichele Yup 😅🤭. 2w
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Sandercitement - the feeling one has upon entering the last 150 or so pages of a Brandon Sanderson novel and knowing A.) that no matter what one thinks is going to happen, something cooler is definitely going to happen and B.) that shit is about to get very real indeed

mutlee This is so true! 3w
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Lindy Ha! 3w
Cortg 😂 😂 😂 I love it!
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Soubhiville Been there! 3w
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LibrarianRyan Amen! 3w
Itchyfeetreader Been there, done that 3w
xicanti This quote accurately reflects my life. 3w
ReadingOverSleeping Yup. 🤷 3w
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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SO EXCITED TO BE #STARTING!!!

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therealdealbeall
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This is how to handle a day that mostly consisted of being out in the rain.

Ashley_Nicoletto This looks gorgeous. Enjoy! 1mo
therealdealbeall @Ashley_Nicoletto Thanks! It's been great. 1mo
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Kerrioke
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I finished my #OWLsReadathon2019! And I thoroughly enjoyed all the books I read for it, too! It‘s been a really good reading year, so far 👍🏾

gradcat Yay! Congratulations! 🍾🎈🎊🎉 😁 2mo
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danimgill
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Pickpick

I love Vin a lot so I forgive this book for getting bogged down on itself in the middle there... though I will say the last hundred pages had me flying toward the end! Looking forward to picking up book 3 when I finish my current library checkouts.

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Kerrioke
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D‘ya ever read the synopsis for the next book in a series while currently finishing the previous book just to put your mind at ease? I just did because this book is STRESSING ME OUT!! I just want everyone to be okay 😭😂

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cherinium
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This second volume of the Mistborn series was as great as I expected it to be. Lots of cool action and magic. I LOVE that the central hero is a bad-ass girl described as 5 feet tall and less than 100 pounds. I certainly won't be waiting long before starting the next installment. #cosmere #fantasy #magic #sandersoncosmere

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danimgill
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Had today off because I work tomorrow - spent it running errands, reading this book, and taking a nice long walk! The temperature is finally warm but the breeze today was no joke 🌬

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Cityofamber
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Pickpick

Finished this reread 😍💖

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cherinium
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Digging into the second Mistborn novel before I forget too much about what happened in the first. Excited to wade deeper into the Sanderson world. #cosmere #fantasy #escapefromreality #lifeishard

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irasobrietate

Currently 2/3 of the way done and both Vin and Elend are doing the "my partner is acting weird and obviously there's only ONE POSSIBLE REASON for this weirdness" thing and I really just want to shake them both and yell "USE YOUR WORDS." If there is one relationship trope I fucking hate, it's a complete lack of useful communication that leads to stupid responses. Get it together you numpties.

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ta_hernandez5
Well of Ascension | Brandon Sanderson
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Hello everyone! I'm new here and just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Tanni and I am an avid reader (currently working my way through the Mistborn series) and indie speculative fiction author. I'm still trying to figure out this Litsy thing, but it looks like an awesome community and I'm excited to be here!
#LitsyWelcomeWagon

Libby1 Welcome to Litsy! ❤️📚❤️ I hope you love it here. I believe that @RaimeyGallant and @Chelleo have put together some Litsy instructional information. Feel free to ask if you have any questions, using the @ sign in front of my screen name ( I.e. @Libby1 ) ❤️📚❤️ 3mo
jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 It is an awesome community. So glad you found us! 3mo
TorieStorieS Welcome to Litsy!!! 🤗🎉📚📚📚📖 3mo
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C.Perone Welcome!!! 3mo
wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 3mo
swishandflick Welcome!! Hope you love it here as much as we do 🤗 3mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 3mo
Bklover Welcome! I think you‘ll love it here- I sure do!😉 3mo
Carolyn11215 Welcome!!! 3mo
Megabooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚👋🏻 3mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Welcome! I'm looking forward to your posts! 3mo
TheSpineView Welcome to the best bookish community around! So hope you enjoy!💕📚 3mo
RaimeyGallant The Litsy tips and videos that the lovely @libby1 is referring to are linked in @Chelleo and my bios. :) @LitsyWelcomeWagon #litsywelcomewagon Welcome! 3mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 3mo
Texreader So happy to have you join us!! 3mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!🎶🎶 3mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 3mo
Soubhiville Yes! I love this series! Glad to see you on Litsy! 3mo
TK421 Welcome to Litsy! I'm working my way through the Mistborn series as well. Enjoy!☺ 3mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy!! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 3mo
Sarah24 Welcome to Litsy 💜 3mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3mo
xxjenadanxx Welcome! I just joined a few days ago but I‘m having fun so far! 3mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎈 3mo
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HotdogZanzabaar
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Second book in a trilogy that I am reading straight through. The world and main story are amazing with lots of action and drama. Also loads of parliamentary procedure! Ok I honestly could have done without all the political strategy stuff, a lot was said when a little would have made due. The political stuff really slowed the momentum for me. All that being said I still really enjoyed it and will be starting book three tomorrow.

Reviewsbylola And on to book 3! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
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DannyHattan
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Another great book, I gave it 5⭐️ the pace was perfect for my taste and the world building stepped up in this book. Onto the 3rd 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 anyone else in the middle of the #Mistborn series? #missionaccoplished #fantasy it‘s evening here in Dubai so maybe I‘ll start tomorrow 🤔😴😴😴 #fantasy

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DannyHattan
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#readingbuddy for tonight. Not moving till I get this book finished ...... then straight onto the next 🤦🏻‍♂️🧐😂 #fantasy #epicfantasy

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DannyHattan
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I missed #selfiesunday so here‘s a late #selfie Monday 🤗😂😂😂 #fantasy #epicfantasy

CityOfAngelsNeverSleeps Dr. Seuss still makes me happy at 33. 😊 3mo
DannyHattan @NightSparrowReads I think it‘s one of those things that will make us smile no matter the age 😁 3mo
CityOfAngelsNeverSleeps @DannyHattan I couldn't agree more. The Lorax is my personal favorite. 😊 3mo
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DannyHattan
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Feels like this book has taken forever. So close now though. Determined to have it done by the end of the day 🙌🏻 No excuses ..... 😂🤗 #fantasy #epicfantasy

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DannyHattan
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#friYAYintro @howjessreads

1. ☝🏻☝🏻☝🏻☝🏻☝🏻🏡
2. I live in Dubai and love it 😊
3. #mistborn series
4. Early in the morning and late in the evening.
5. Baked potato 🥔

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DannyHattan
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My choices so far. #audible I really want to ask Alexa for the next part 😂😂 but I‘ll wait till tomorrow. Anyone else got Insta and fancy taking part?

LibrarianRyan I tried from Joshes. I said South. Didn‘t catch the screen shots before they disappeared. 4mo
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DannyHattan
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Love this, from #audible over on Instagram. Yes I did take part 🤗😏

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DannyHattan
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This has turned into abit of a grind 🧐🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️ loving the book, just can‘t seem to find the time to get through it! Any tips? #fantasy

swishandflick What speed do you listen on? Maybe tick it up a notch? 4mo
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Gezemice
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550 pages of droll lameness. 200 pages of sheer awesomeness.

The end is amazing. Vin kicks even more major ass, Sazed turns out to be a mighty warrior, and the story is turned upside down again in unexpected ways, setting this up for the last sequel.

But before that? Bumbling Elend, endless, simplistic “political intrigue”, and Vin and Elend both mope about not being good enough for the other. “He is a good man” said 1000 times 🙄. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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DannyHattan
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@hermyknee #thisorthat

Fantasy
Earth Bound
COFFEE FUEL
Magical Powers
Salty Rivalry
Neither!!! Wheel of Time 😏
Urban Fantasy
Animal Sidekick
Amphibians
Series
YA

🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 @quirkthenerd your turn 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

hermyknee @LittleBug also picked the Wheel of Time series for that question! 🙌🏼 4mo
LittleBug @hermyknee Great minds and stuff like that🤪 4mo
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bewareofwords
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My latest audiobook done! I‘m so glad I chose to listen to this series, because I am understanding much more than I did when I read it. This book was more political than I would‘ve liked, but it was still enjoyable, and I‘m excited to start the last book!

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DannyHattan
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#hellothursday the day old edition 🤦🏻‍♂️😂 @wanderinglynn

1. Outdoor 👌🏻
2. Forests 3
3. Wild camping and exploring
4. Camping ....... then a few days in a hotel 😂
5. Hmmm I don‘t know any, but I‘m going to troll through and see everyone‘s recommendations 🙌🏻

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! ⛺️ 4mo
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DannyHattan
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#friyayintro @howjessreads
1. I have a cockerpoo 😀
2. Going to the Dubai Jazz Festival to see Alicia Keys
3. Rugby, books and whisky are my hobbies 😂
4. I live in the UAE and want to travel to all the Emirates.
5. Walking or bike ride?

julesG Walking! 4mo
JacqMac Walking. I have an irrational fear of bicycles. 4mo
Eyelit Walking, definitely! 4mo
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Catsandbooks Love a good walk! 4mo
megansaurusrex Bike riding! Mainly for nostalgia purposes. 4mo
CouronneDhiver Can‘t decide! I love both 4mo
madamereadsalot1 Walking. I'm relatively clumsy, so I'd probably fall off of a bike. 4mo
AsYouWish Walking, I had a horrible experience with my bike in 6th grade and haven't been in one since. 4mo
shellleigh33 Walking 4mo
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DannyHattan
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@Eggs #wondrouswedneaday

1. Bookstore
2. Family bowling night 👨‍👩‍👧
3. #thewheeloftime
4. Lord of the Rings - OVERRATED
5. @NenaB @Connster @Slym @Shay043 @Krisjericho 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

Eggs Thanks for playing 🤗🤗 4mo
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DannyHattan
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Managed to check in on a #milestone 🙌🏻 Can‘t get enough of the love shown on here!!! It‘s a great community, Thank you 🙏🏻😺

Megabooks 🎉🎉🎉🍾🍾👍🏻 4mo
darklydreaming Fantastic!! 👏👏 4mo
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JoScho 🥳💜🥳 4mo
saresmoore Woohoo! 4mo
youneverarrived 🥳🥳 4mo
JennyM 👏🏼👏🏼🎉 4mo
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DannyHattan
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Came across this on Instagram ...... and I want one 😂😂😂 has anyone bought any of these and could recommend where to get it?

vkois88 That's amazing. I may have to make my own version 😂😂 4mo
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DannyHattan
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04:00 in the morning, 21 degrees C and it‘s raining ? Horrible warm/Sandy rain!! And I‘m carpooling so no #audible This saving the planet stuff is hard work 😂🤗😬 #fantasy

JacqMac 21 sounds lovely though. I‘d even take the warm rain. 4mo
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DannyHattan
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Every chance I get I‘m listening...... even if I have to create an excuse (waiting for a McDonald‘s ..... 🧐😏🤫🤫) #fantasy

Kaye 🌟Audible🌟 4mo
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DannyHattan
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☝🏻😂🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🥶🥶🥶 got to get them winter friends 😂 #audible #fantasy

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DannyHattan
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So today started abit slow, got the kindle charged, but spent most of the day using #audible and @Litsy released an update which makes the app even better 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

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DannyHattan
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1. I don‘t tend to eat as I‘m reading.
2. My daughters birthday party and some drinks with friends.
3. The Final Empire
4. 🧐 if I think of anything I‘ll update the post 🤦🏻‍♂️😂
5. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 all round!!!

donnalyy 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ 4mo
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DannyHattan
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Disaster strikes!!! I forgot to charge my kindle and my #readingbuddy wasn‘t impressed 😂😂😂🤦🏻‍♂️ #fantasy

readingjedi I hate it when that happens! 🤬😅 4mo
Velvetfur That's what I've always chuckled about with these ereader things - "the battery's run out on me book!" ? 4mo
gradcat Your reader buddy does look seriously nonplussed 🐶😲, but also seriously cute 😍 (edited) 4mo
LauraBeth That‘s the worst 4mo
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DannyHattan
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Today started like this, planning on some gardening then a day of reading with this great view. ...... sure to be a perfect day right .........

ElishaLovesBooks Gorgeous!!! 4mo
gradcat And the dog is gorgeous, too! 4mo
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DannyHattan
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“That was one nice thing about books and notes. They could always wait for another time” ......... well until I wake up 😂🤗 There isn‘t enough hours in the day to get the amount of reading done that I want to 🤦🏻‍♂️ #fantasy

Gezemice Oh I just read this part! Currently reading! 4mo
JennyM Too many books, not enough time #bookwormproblems 😆 4mo
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DannyHattan
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#audible have hit the nail on the head here 😂🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 what‘s your colour???

BookNerd9906 ❤️❤️❤️🤣🤣🤣 4mo
CouronneDhiver Cute! 4mo
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DannyHattan
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@Slajaunie I stole half of your pic .... 🤦🏻‍♂️😂🤗 @Klou this was hilarious and apparently a good idea ☝🏻☝🏻☝🏻😂😂😂👌🏻
@youneverarrived your turn ......

umbrellagirl I drink because my phone was in my room so I‘m not going home 4mo
youneverarrived 😂😂 I drink because I had a great time with my family 😆 4mo
Klou @DannyHattan that's a great one 😂! 4mo
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DannyHattan
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It‘s like #audible doesn‘t want me to finish my #currentread 😡🤦🏻‍♂️😂 got all these credits to use ..... #fantasy

Kaye Wow. That must be nice ! Maybe I‘ll do that someday. 😊 4mo
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