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Knife of Dreams
Knife of Dreams: Book Eleven of 'The Wheel of Time' | Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time turns, and Robert Jordan gives us the eleventh volume of his extraordinary masterwork of fantasy. The dead are walking, men die impossible deaths, and it seems as though reality itself has become unstable: All are signs of the imminence of Tarmon Gai'don, the Last Battle, when Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, must confront the Dark One as humanity's only hope. But Rand dares not fight until he possesses all the surviving seals on the Dark One's prison and has dealt with the Seanchan, who threaten to overrun all nations this side of the Aryth Ocean and increasingly seem too entrenched to be fought off. But his attempt to make a truce with the Seanchan is shadowed by treachery that may cost him everything. Whatever the price, though, he must have that truce. And he faces other dangers. There are those among the Forsaken who will go to any length to see him dead--and the Black Ajah is at his side.... Unbeknownst to Rand, Perrin has made his own truce with the Seanchan. It is a deal made with the Dark One, in his eyes, but he will do whatever is needed to rescue his wife, Faile, and destroy the Shaido who captured her. Among the Shaido, Faile works to free herself while hiding a secret that might give her her freedom or cause her destruction. And at a town called Malden, the Two Rivers longbow will be matched against Shaido spears. Fleeing Ebou Dar through Seanchan-controlled Altara with the kidnapped Daughter of the Nine Moons, Mat attempts to court the woman to whom he is half-married, knowing that she will complete that ceremony eventually. But Tuon coolly leads him on a merry chase as he learns that even a gift can have deep significance among the Seanchan Blood and what he thinks he knows of women is not enough to save him. For reasons of her own, which she will not reveal until a time of her choosing, she has pledged not to escape, but Mat still sweats whenever there are Seanchan soldiers near. Then he learns that Tuon herself is in deadly danger from those very soldiers. To get her to safety, he must do what he hates worse than work.... In Caemlyn, Elayne fights to gain the Lion Throne while trying to avert what seems a certain civil war should she win the crown.... In the White Tower, Egwene struggles to undermine the sisters loyal to Elaida from within.... The winds of time have become a storm, and things that everyone believes are fixed in place forever are changing before their eyes. Even the White Tower itself is no longer a place of safety. Now Rand, Perrin and Mat, Egwene and Elayne, Nynaeve and Lan, and even Loial, must ride those storm winds, or the Dark One will triumph.
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Bigcountry15
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This is definitely one of the better books of the series. It had great pacing and even more character development. Things seem to be moving into place as Tarmon Gai'don draws nearer.

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xicanti
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I finished the last of my presents this morning, so I can finally get back to making stuff for myself! I hunkered down with my audiobook and my first fox face mitten this afternoon. The second one‘ll be knit in reverse so the full face appears when I put my hands together. #audioknitting

xicanti If you want your own pair of fox mittens, I got the pattern from 11mo
CampbellTaraL Oh wow, wonderful work! I love that orange color. 11mo
CampbellTaraL Or maybe it's red? 😬 Phone is making me doubt myself. 11mo
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xicanti @CampbellTaraL no, it‘s orange! It took me ages to find exactly the right orange yarn at the right weight. 11mo
CampbellTaraL @xicanti Well worth the effort, it's gorgeous! 11mo
xicanti @CampbellTaraL it‘s so soft, too! I thrifted it without its original wrapper, but I suspect there‘s some bamboo in it. 11mo
llwheeler Beautiful! 11mo
xicanti @llwheeler thanks! 11mo
peanutnine Gorgeous!! 11mo
xicanti @peanutnine thank you! 11mo
BookBabe Lovely! 11mo
xicanti @BookBabe thank you! 11mo
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xicanti
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I got up early to assemble a chocolate cake. Hopefully the recipient likes it!

I‘M liking my KNIFE OF DREAMS reread. I‘ve only read it once, so I remember the highlights but not the details. Some of what I remember might be from the next few books, too; I read them all in a rush back then and they kinda blended together. #audiobaking

batsy Yum! I'm sure they will 🙂 11mo
xicanti @batsy she definitely liked the look of it when I dropped it off! 11mo
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The_Penniless_Author
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The end is nigh! Book 11 was originally supposed to be the penultimate book in the series, and it shows. All the building tension of the previous few books gets a release valve here, as pretenders to various thrones are dispatched with, wandering armies are crushed or absorbed by rivals, and old enemies form uneasy alliances as Tarmon Gai'don looms on the horizon. This is the last book Robert Jordan finished before he died, and 👇

The_Penniless_Author ...I'm interested to see how Brandon Sanderson transforms the detailed outline Jordan left behind into the final three books, and whether there's a noticeable difference in language or tone. 13mo
AutumnRLS I was really pleased by how Sanderson wrapped things up. His pacing is much faster than Jordan's because it has to be. But it's not too fast, as TOR gave him three books instead of one to finish it. He really seemed to understand all the characters and their motivations. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Can't wait for the Amazon show! 13mo
The_Penniless_Author @AutumnRLS Just read the prologue to book 12 and like what I'm seeing so far. You're right, it still mostly sounds like Jordan but moves a lot quicker, which I guess shouldn't be surprising since (as far as I understand it) Jordan had written much of the last book along with the outline before he died. I've only heard good things about the ending, so I'm excited for this final stretch! 13mo
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Awolfe
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A few things about the eleventh novel:

Tuon and Rand deserve to be locked in the same room and forced to live with each other; never to be heard from anyone else ever again.

Finally, the biggest disappointment is that, even though this is deep fantasy, the protagonists would consider and in fact make temporary alliances with a group of people that value enslavement and torture. The ends justifying the means is not always an acceptable excuse.

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Zoes_Human
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... in which many a satisfactory comeuppance does occur.

DrexEdit So I just have to keep going until book 11 then? all the deserving people will get comeuppance then? 😂 👍 1y
Zoes_Human @DrexEdit Ahh, many, but not all. 😂 😂 😂 1y
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AllisonM89
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TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!!! 2y
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AllisonM89
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#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks
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Bingo! (column 2)

Definitely one of the best books in the series, so far. So much character development has taken place over the course of the series and the plot just kept hurtling forward in this book.

Very excited to be past the "slog" and three books from the end of the series!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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Here we go again!

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HeyT
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I‘m getting closer to the end of the series and can‘t help myself from binging as much as I can. A lot of loose ends have been tied off in this session but I know more will come as the preparation for the final battle comes closer.
#TheWheelOfTime
#BuriedAliveChallenge

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Derf
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Not a bad view to do some brain storming, and a bit of reading. Been playing about with an idea for a book for years now. It‘s about time I put pen to paper 🙌🏻👌🏻 #fantasy #epicfantasy

TheBookAddict Nice picture and 🙌🏽 good luck. Let those fingers fly and put those ideas into words! 🙂👍🏽 3y
Texreader Amazing view!!! And good luck! 3y
Kaila-ann Good luck! 3y
Kimberlone Good luck! 3y
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Derf
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A morning coffee in the Palace Downtown Dubai with views of the Dubai Opera House and Burke Khalifa. Not a bad way to get a few chapters in 👍🏻🙌🏻 #fantasy #epicfantasy #buddyreadWOT #wheeloftime

Linsy Lovely! 💙💙💙 3y
Graywacke Nice. ! 3y
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Geeklet

It took ten books but I finally hit a point where the spanking scenes made me cringe with discomfort. Please please please Amazon, do not include spanking in the Wheel of Time show. #BuddyReadWoT

twohectobooks I‘ve never read the WoT and probably never will but you‘re the first person I‘ve seen mention this and I‘m super intrigued by it lol. 3y
vivastory Have you seen the new mass market reissues Tor released? They're pretty nice 3y
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TheSpineView
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#SoulSeptember @Eggs
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I playing caught up. This is yesterday's prompt. I have not read this one yet. The series got to be way too long and I have not been in the mood to try and complete it. I felt the author should have wrapped in up about book 8 or so. Anyone else not complete this series?

llwheeler Yep, I bailed partway through book 3 3y
RealBooks4ever I bailed after book 6. It felt like the series had bogged down. 3y
Eggs 🤗👏🏻📚🤗 3y
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kylienoele
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I can‘t believe how quickly I got through this compared to other books in the series! So many excited things are happening! I will say that some of the events that happened in this stressed me out big time 😂 I had to keep reading! On to the next!
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kylienoele
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I started this over the weekend while at work but didn‘t have time to post about it until now 🤷🏼‍♀️ I‘m 1/3 of the way through and the pacing of this has been the fastest in the series since the first or second book! I‘m really getting through it and it‘s incredible! I‘m finally back in my reading groove 😍 It helps to have a great & handsome bf who also loves to read 😏😉
I‘m drinking a sugar cookie latte and I‘m PUMPED for Christmas!!

Ashley_Nicoletto Sugar cookie lattes?! 🤤🤤🤤 Yum! 4y
kylienoele @Ashley_Nicoletto They are as good as they sound!! 4y
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AdaChivers
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Took me too long to read this one, not because it is bad, it is amazing really, but I think because I'm scared that I won't recognize the characters I love from now one. This is the last one written by Robert Jordan.

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Jas16
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After a few books that I have not loved as much, this one was encapsulated everything I love about this series. The plot lines that were dragging on and on were finally tied up and there was a lot of action and some fun twists. I even got teary at one point. This was the last book Jordan wrote before he passed so I am a little nervous about starting the next in the series. Still I cannot wait to see what happens next.

Moray_Reads I think this is the last one I read. I'm a little ashamed to admit that I just read what happened in the last books on Wikipedia 😳😅 4y
Jas16 @Moray_Reads Honestly there were times I was tempted to do the same thing. I am glad I stuck with it though. 4y
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Graywacke If you‘re anything like me, books 7-10 were serious slow. This one picked up the series again and it carries over through the end. Enjoy! 4y
jfalkens @Graywacke they didn't really slow for me, I was anxious for some arks to be done tho. 4y
jfalkens @Graywacke thank you 😊 I'm nervous but excited to see how it ends 😊 4y
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BarbaraJean @Graywacke I‘m with you on that! My husband kept telling me “Just get through Winter‘s Heart... it gets better...” 😂 And 12-14 were fantastic. 4y
jfalkens @BarbaraJean I'm glad to hear they are good after Sanderson joined 😊 I've been nervous of it since the beginning. 4y
Graywacke @BarbaraJean exactly! 😂 4y
Graywacke @BarbaraJean @jfalkens Sanderson did a great job. No worries. It‘s not the exactly Jordan, of course, but it‘s still his story and characters stay true. I think Sanderson was a lucky and maybe perfect fill-in. 4y
Graywacke @BarbaraJean @jfalkens - As a little aside, Sanderson actually posted on LibraryThing about how he was preparing his writing. He posted a little about what he was doing. He came across as a really dedicated to getting it right. (edited) 4y
jfalkens @Graywacke @BarbaraJean I just read the forward and it seems he was the perfect choice. Sanderson was a fan of the series from the beginning(1990) and eagerly awaited the next new book, was crushed when Jordan died and says he wants to stay true to the story Jordan wrote and the notes left for him. 4y
BarbaraJean @Graywacke @jfalkens I was impressed at how well Sanderson matched Jordan‘s writing style. Even to the point that certain annoying writing tics remained, at least here and there! (Pet peeve: if a women crosses her arms, it‘s always “underneath her breasts.”🙄😂) I‘d be interested to know Sanderson‘s process & how much was already sketched out when he stepped in. I definitely got the sense from the foreword that he was committed to Jordan‘s vision. 4y
Graywacke @BarbaraJean i had fun trying to convince myself that I could tell what was Sanderson‘s and what was salvaged from Jordan‘s leftover drafts. 😊 4y
knittedgnome Yay!! So glad they stay good! 4y
jfalkens @knittedgnome lol I'm always nervous it'll the end, I've been burned by series too many times. But so far they have all been 5 stars and I'm 49 pages into The Gathering Storm and it's good so far. 4y
jfalkens @BarbaraJean @Graywacke I got that impression from the forward too! I had heard that Sanderson grew up reading the series(as they came out) and loving the series and it inspired him to become a fantasy author! I feel like if Jordan couldn't complete the series Sanderson was a great choice, from what I've heard from people who've finished the series. I'm 49 pages into book 12 and it was as good as the last 11. 4y
jfalkens @BarbaraJean @Graywacke so far lol I'm really hoping this series stays good. As long as it stays good I could already see from early books(1-3) that it would be a favorite of mine. 4y
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jfalkens
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Hoping to finish this today 🤞🤞🤞
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valeriegeary You can do it! 👏 4y
jfalkens @valeriegeary thanks 😊 4y
knittedgnome Read read read!!!! 4y
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jfalkens @knittedgnome 🤓📖🤓 4y
valeriegeary 👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉 4y
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jfalkens
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Well my nephew didn't cooperate with my reading plans last night(which I was ok with since the seat was uncomfortable and the lighting bad) but I'm home now(in a comfy recliner with good lighting) so I should make it farther today
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jfalkens
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Reading and drinking iced tea while babysitting my nephew and niece, both of them are asleep as of right now 🤞🤞
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knittedgnome Nice!! Do you only read one book at a time? I think that I have way too many going. 4y
jfalkens @knittedgnome yeah, I have a hard time getting lost in the story if I have more than one. When I was younger I could do more at a time. 4y
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jfalkens
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Cathythoughts Nice ! Blue like the sea & sky 💙💙💙 4y
jfalkens @Cathythoughts thank you 🤗 blue's one of my favorite colors 😊 4y
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jfalkens
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I was visiting my mother-in-law at her camper(Wed to today(my husband came out yesterday because he missed me 😊)) so here's #MayStats #JuneTBR and #ShelfieSaturday all for #Readingresolutions #May #June @Jess7

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jfalkens
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TuesdayReviews I have the dust jackets off of almost all of my Wheel of Time books. 4y
jfalkens @TuesdayReviews I always take the jacket off when I'm reading it and put it back on when it's just sitting on my shelf 😊 4y
jfalkens @TuesdayReviews have you finished WoT or still working on them? 4y
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TuesdayReviews Started shortly after The Shadow Rising was released, finished shortly after A Memory of Light was released. 😋 4y
jfalkens @TuesdayReviews how awesome 😊 I wasn't allowed to read fantasy growing up so I didn't find the series until March last year. I made it to The Shadow Rising(in April) and took a break for a while. I restarted the series in November and have been chugging along slowly sometimes but surely. It's my first time reading them. 4y
TuesdayReviews I‘m jealous! 4y
jfalkens @TuesdayReviews I can say that I could tell the first time I started the series that it would be a favorite and so far it's been true! I'm a little nervous for the last three tho. How do you think Brandon Sanderson does with finishing the series? 4y
TuesdayReviews Some of the seams show, but he does a really good job. 4y
jfalkens @TuesdayReviews that's good 😊 4y
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jfalkens
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1. I'm on book 11 of The Wheel of Time series
2. My husband and I went to the zoo with my mother-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law(his wife), my nephew and niece 😊 as for the rest of today reading and napping lol
3. Watermelon, purple grapes, corn on the cob, chip and dip, potato salad, ice cream
#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Sounds like a lovely day❣️ 5y
Sleepswithbooks @jfalkens - What a fun day!!!! 5y
CatGV How does one repost a picture? I would love to participate in such fun things but I can‘t seem to manage it :(. Thanks! 5y
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TheRiehlDeal @CatGV The easiest way is to take a screenshot and tap the '+' icon on the bottom and tap 'blurb'. 5y
jfalkens @Stacypatrice it has been 😊 5y
jfalkens @JoScho it's been lovely 😊 5y
jfalkens @CatGV I do what @TheRiehlDeal said 😊 5y
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jfalkens
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Whelp I accidently cleared my time was at ~25 mins 😫
#13inThree @Samplergal

Andrew65 Oh no! 😱🤯😳😡 5y
Samplergal I have made so many goofs just like that. No worries. The 👮‍♀️ from Litsy are off duty. 😜 5y
jfalkens @Samplergal that's good lol 5y
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Rissa1 I have done this so many times that I now also keep a post-it with a written time. 5y
CoverToCoverGirl 😳😬🙄😱😩😭 5y
jfalkens @Rissa1 that's a good idea 😊 5y
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jfalkens
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After not getting to read at all yesterday because of shopping, house project and our basement flooding ?? it's very nice to sit back and read on this gorgeous "spring" day(92 F today?) with the windows open and fan on ?
Hopefully I'll be able to catch up on #13inThree @Samplergal
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#Danica #catsoflitsy #petsoflitsy

Samplergal Sorry about your basement. That‘s always terrible. 5y
jfalkens @Samplergal thank you! Ya it definitely stunk! But we were lucky, it definitely could have been worse. 5y
jfalkens @Samplergal 20 gallons of water and it was right over where we store extra food, medicines, soaps, etc and where my husband's new corded drill, palm sander, hamouck and tool bag he got for Christmas. Luckily it looks like the tools will be ok and the food and soap in containers is ok and we were able to save most of the medicine. Paper products, bar soap and some feminine products were lost 😔 5y
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MysticRaven03 Oh no!!! Sorry about your basement 😔 5y
jfalkens @MysticRaven03 thank you! I'm just glad we decided to investigate and not waited until Monday(probably the next time we would have gone down there) to discover it. 5y
RadicalReader @jfalkens gorgeous cat!! What‘s its name? 4y
jfalkens @RadicalReader her name is Danica. We have 3 and they all appear frequently lol our turtle doesn't get in the pictures very often. 4y
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Up next is book 11!! And the last one Robert Jordan finished before his death 🙁

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Lizpixie
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#TheWheelOfTimeXmasReread and it‘s saddens me that this is the last Jordan completed before his death.Lots of action in this with kidnappings,rescues,battles,pregnancies & the Pattern starting to loosen as Tarmon Gai‘don comes closer.As much as the last three books disappointed,I encourage any reader who loves fantasy,who loves when a world is built so skillfully you can see it,any who love a well told story to pick this up. You won‘t regret it.

Jas16 You are making me excited to tackle these in 2018. I left off right about here last time I read the series. 5y
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Lizpixie
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At Bk11 of #TheWheelOfTimeXmasReread just three books to go before the grand finale. This is the last book that Robert Jordan finished himself before his death in 2007, I would‘ve loved to read his version of the end but it was not to be🤷🏻‍♀️Strings are starting to be made into a pattern in this book, Egwene begins as a captive, Rand is ambushed & Mat is still with Tuon until a letter from an old “friend” pulls him into a dangerous rescue.❤️💙🧡

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BarbaraJean
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Well, I seem to be making quite decent progress on my April #TBR! That Robert Jordan tho. Only 261 of 761 pages left! #TBRTuesday

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BarbaraJean
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Here's my ever-hopeful #AprilTBR. The top four I will likely finish in the next week or so, and the bottom row are my hopefuls. Rapture Practice is a book club pick, so that one will definitely get read... that Robert Jordan, though! I need to buckle down and focus on that one. After I finish Closed & Common Orbit and King of Attolia, that is... both of which I'm having a hard time putting down at the moment. 😏
#aprilbookshowers

HeatherBookNerd Jesus Feminist 👍🏼 6y
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BarbaraJean
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Here's my #marchtbr... mostly leftovers from last month that I didn't get to! I got distracted by the library quite a bit last month, and am hoping to get back on track with reading down my #TBR shelves in March (although I do have that library audiobook there in the corner...) And I WILL finally finish the freaking Robert Jordan this month!! #marchintoreading

kyraleseberg I'm excited to read Dandelion Wine soon! 6y
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BarbaraJean
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This is my plan for the rest of the night. Mmmm. ☕️🍫📚👍

Ruri_kaichou That's my kind of night! 🙌😍 6y
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BarbaraJean
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My favorite: reading on a gloriously rainy day. Skipped watching the inauguration because I just can't. What I can do is post info on the proposed defunding of the NEA & NEH. There are many important issues to fight for; the arts can get swept under the table easily. Yet the arts are crucial in this fight & I'm so tired of that being the first thing to get axed. My husband (formerly a high school music teacher) is out of work due to budget cuts.👇

BarbaraJean More info here, as well as a super simple link allowing you to contact your representatives expressing your concern over eliminating the NEA & NEH. http://www.nhalliance.org/help_us_nip_efforts_to_defund_neh_in_the_bud?utm_campa... 6y
Notafraidofwords It's rough all around. I'm sorry to hear about your husband 6y
BarbaraJean @Notafraidofwords It is indeed. Thanks for your kind words. 6y
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BarbaraJean
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I've been off Litsy for a few days due to family New Year's/ Christmas celebrating! Catching up today with some #readjanuary posts. 😊Here are my #bookishresolutions for 2017. The soon-to-be revived blog is at commonplacehope.wordpress.com if anyone wants to check up on me!

maximoffs Yay!! Excited to have you for #hpchapteraday 6y
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BarbaraJean
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I never stick to my reading plan for the month, but here's what I #wanttoreadinDec. Cold weather is perfect for reading fantasy, so: Wheel of Time, and I just started The Thief (so why not go for the whole series?!). Then City of Stairs caught my eye, but I also want to dive into Heartless... Half the Sky has been on my list all year... and of course there are the other three I'm in the middle of now... sigh. #booknerdproblems #seasonsreadings2016

BarbaraJean Never mind my plan to only pack my Kindle and restrict myself to eBooks when heading to the in-laws for 10 days over Christmas... 6y
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