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The Gathering Storm
The Gathering Storm: Book Twelve of the Wheel of Time | Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
Follows the efforts of Dragon Reborn Rand al'Thor to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances to prepare for battle against the Shadow.
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Bigcountry15
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This is the best book of the series since The Shadow Rising, maybe before. Brandon Sanderson does an awesome job of taking the notes Jordan left and increasing the pacing. Egwene really shines in this book. The events around the White Tower are captivating. Rand's battles are most of the rest of the book, leaving us with heavy foreshadowing into Mat's and Perrin's next missions. Definitely looking forward to the last two books!

#wheeloftime

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xicanti
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Throwback to last night, when I listened to a goodly chunk of THE GATHERING STORM and made ginger cookies with marshmallow crème.

I finished it today, and wow. I didn‘t enjoy the first half quite as much this time, but it gets SO EXCITING as the end approaches! My head‘s a giant gush-fest over big stuff like Verin‘s pivotal moment and Egwene‘s badassery and over small stuff like Mat‘s detailed backstories for his secret mission. #audiobaking

wanderinglynn Those cookies look delicious! 😋 11mo
xicanti @wanderinglynn they‘re soooooo good! I made a batch for my mum for Christmas and tucked half the dough away in the freezer for me. 11mo
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xicanti
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Got through another chunk of THE GATHERING STORM while I played Candy Crush, knit, and put a pot of mushroom & barley soup on the stove. I‘m enjoying the story, but I wish I had more listening time. This is probably the slowest I‘ve tackled a WoT reread.

I‘m also bummed that narrator Kate Reading‘s entering her PBS Lady period. She‘s still got performance sense, but her diction‘s become too round AND too crisp. Sadness.

BiblioLitten I hope your dad is feeling better. 11mo
xicanti @BiblioLitten he says he‘s about the same, but he‘s starting to feel like it‘s probably just a sinus infection. He was able to schedule a Covid test for tomorrow, so hopefully he‘ll get good news! 11mo
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The_Penniless_Author
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Normally when a new author steps in to finish a beloved, deceased author's work, the results are pretty uninspiring (see: every Dune book Brian Herbert ever wrote). Luckily, this is an exception to the rule, the best installment since Lord of Chaos, and maybe of the entire series so far. Jordan left enough source material behind that the story is still unmistakably his, and with a three-book limit and the ending already written, Sanderson 👇

The_Penniless_Author ...is able to pick up the pace and focus on bringing Jordan's outline to life. I have no doubt the final two books will be just as good. 13mo
xicanti They are. 13mo
Bigwig They‘re even better. 13mo
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The_Penniless_Author
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Renald Fanwar sat on his porch, warming the sturdy blackoak chair crafted for him by his grandson two years before.

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Awolfe
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Obviously, it is really hard for another author to pick up where the original author left off…..and it was really easy to tell the difference between Jordan and Sanderson‘s writing styles. But, Sanderson does a great job and does credit to Jordan‘s amazing characters and storytelling.

The Gathering Storm has me really excited to dive into the final two novels in the series

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Zoes_Human
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REREAD: Sanderson fixes everything that was wrong with Jordan's writing while leaving everything wonderful about the series intact. Really looking forward to the show.

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vivastory
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From Brandon Sanderson's IG post celebrating JordanCon What a cake!

TrishB Very cool 😎 1y
vivastory @TrishB I love that they used the designs from the Juniper editions 1y
RaeLovesToRead Oh wow!! 1y
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TrishB 👍🏻 and it suddenly appeared on my fb too! 1y
vivastory @RaeLovesToRead Now I just need to finally read the books 😂 1y
RaeLovesToRead @vivastory Robert Jordan or Brandon Sanderson? I'm reading Stormlight archive... it takes a while to get going but I'm enjoying it now! 1y
vivastory @RaeLovesToRead Robert Jordan. I've read the Mistborn trilogy, which I greatly enjoyed. Also read bk. 1 of Stormlight & was really impressed. I've been meaning to catch up with the series. 1y
RaeLovesToRead @vivastory Wheel of Time is on my TBR too 1y
vivastory @RaeLovesToRead I'm definitely going to start WoT before the series begins. Hope to read at least a couple beforehand 1y
Nute That‘s some cake! Guess what, Scott? My favorite book of his remains to be the tiny novella, The Emperor‘s Soul. Maybe because that was my introduction to him. I think about that story a lot. 1y
vivastory @Nute I've been meaning to read that one for awhile. Thanks for the reminder! I'm a big fan of the sci-fi/fantasy/horror novellas that are being published now 1y
dylanisreading That looks amazing! WoT is on my tbr too. 1y
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keithlafo
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Sanderson maintains the integrity of Jordan‘s characters and world while dialing the action and pacing to an 11. This entry is often dark, full of betrayals and death. In that way, the end of the series has never felt more palpable. Yet, there‘s also a fair amount of hope woven throughout. I‘m curious to see how this will all end. #fantasy #wheeloftime

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keithlafo
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The “it‘s almost dinner time and you‘re STILL reading??” look. #fantasy

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keithlafo
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Just another lazy Saturday. #fantasy

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keithlafo
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Knocking out a few pages while I cook dinner. #wheeloftime

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DailyNuz
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2020 has been the year of the... The Wheel of Time, I was hoping to finish before Rhythm of War came out but now it‘s just about finishing this one before😬#WheelofTime #2020reading

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AllisonM89
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The best book in the series, yet. Two more books to go and i can't wait to see what is in store!

#bookspinbingo @thearomaofbooks
Square 2 ✔️

#24b4monday @Andrew65 @jb72 @SumisBooks
Goal book finished!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
Andrew65 Still need to read these. 👏👏👏 2y
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Well, that got sappy quickly...

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AllisonM89
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Only a 45 page prologue, but a 1070 page book. I blame Sanderson 😂

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😳😳😳 2y
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HeyT
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Now that I'm getting close to the end and plotlines are starting to have big payoffs it's so hard not to just binge until I hit the end. I think Sanderson has done an amazing job at keeping the tone of the series true to Jordan's works. Cannot wait to start the next one.

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HeyT
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#BookReport
This week I managed to finish four books. Two were part of #TheWheelOfTime and two were series starters. I also am in the early stages of the first Brandon Sanderson #WoT story The Gathering Storm.

#WeeklyForecast
My plans for the week are to keep on with Wheel of Time and to start whatever comes up in the #BookSpin draw. If I finish that I‘ll probably pick up the next in The Fionavar Tapestry.

Geenie Nice 👍 what is the wheel of time? 3y
HeyT @Yoshi-and-a-book The Wheel of Time is a fourteen book epic fantasy series by Robert Jordan 3y
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Derf
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1. All of them ....... I can‘t get enough of Christmas 🤷🏼‍♂️
2. We went camping in the desert for the long weekend in the UAE, this is the sun setting 👌🏻
3. A full Christmas dinner, no expense spared!!!
4. NO!!! I hate cards, I‘ve always thought a phone call is more personal!!!

🎄🎅🏻👨‍👩‍👧☃️🍗🍾

Eggs An extraordinary photo👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Derf
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Everyone now an then at work I‘m required to be in an office, and this is how I spend my time 😏🤷🏼‍♂️😂 Hiding my kindle behind my monitor #cantcatchme #WOT #WheelofTime #BuddyReadWOT

Joyfulmimi What you are eating looks delicious! What is it? 😋 3y
Derf @Joyfulmimi it is 🙌🏻 it‘s Banana and coconut granola mixed with yoghurt, then left over night. Add fresh berries before I have it 👌🏻 3y
Joyfulmimi That sounds perfect!!! I am going to try that! @DannyHattan 3y
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Derf
Gathering Storm | Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
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Yesterday‘s #readingbuddy , I‘m convinced she loves the Wheel of Time #WoT #thewheeloftime as much as me! Onto book 13, only two to go after thy 🤦🏻‍♂️🙁😩 #buddyreadWOT

AmyG Awwww ❤️ 3y
marleed Ahhh. And oh btw, I love your yellow wall! (edited) 3y
LibrarianRyan Baby!!!! 3y
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shellleigh33 Sweet baby! 🐶 ❤️❤️ 3y
Shaylaina Wow, I never made it to book 13. My brother had the whole set and I know someone else who does too. I loved the first 3 books, 4 wasn't bad but there are just so many books out there to read. I ended up staying from it and never did get back. 3y
Shaylaina 'Straying ' not staying. 3y
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Derf
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#LitsyLearn @Alora

1a. I served in the British Army for 10 years.
1b. My current job is still military related.
1c. I hate pizza 😏😏😏

2. The Lord of The Rings. Just can‘t take to it!

3. Nope 🙁

4. Too cold, it‘s easy to warm yourself up, but trying to cool down is a pain in the ass!!

Kaylamburson I'm going to guess that you no longer have a military related job, so 1B is the lie. 3y
Alora Hello! Thank you for playing! 💙💙 Did you enjoy the LOTR movies, or neither?! I‘ve never read the books but I like the movies a lot. 3y
Alora I‘m going to guess the lie is that you like pizza?! 3y
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Derf 🤦🏻‍♂️😂 no @Kaylamburson I do. I put them in order. I need to make that clearer 🤷🏼‍♂️🤣 3y
Derf @Alora I liked the movies, at the time they where the first large budget Epic Fantasy. I‘ve grown to dislike them too though 🤦🏻‍♂️ 3y
Kaylamburson I totally read the last one as the opposite and I was thinking no one hates pizza, so didn't pick it 🤣😂. Guessing is all part of the fun, lol 3y
BethM Only so many clothes you can take off! 3y
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alec_bradley
Gathering Storm | Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
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“It‘s time to toss the dice” - Mat Cauthon

Sometimes a leap of faith is all we have! Oddly enough, I didn‘t feel like I was cheating death by jumping from a plane. Perhaps I‘m too trusting 😅

tpixie Yikes! Fun! Welcome ♥️📚♥️ 4y
wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 4y
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SW-T Welcome to Litsy 🙂 4y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here! 4y
BooknerdsLife Awesome photo! Welcome to Litsy 😊🙌🏼📚 4y
SarahHarts_books Welcome to Litsy!🎉😊🎉😊🎉 4y
Soubhiville Whoa! Welcome! 4y
Geeklet Nope nope nope, lol. Welcome to Litsy! 4y
rretzler Very cool, something I always wanted to do! Welcome to Litsy. 📖 4y
Kaylamburson Great first photo!! Welcome to Litsy!!!! 4y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE 😂 4y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Welcome to Litsy📚❤️ 4y
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 4y
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 I went skydiving once- it was so much fun! 4y
Smrloomis Welcome! 🥳 4y
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 4y
alec_bradley Wow everyone here is so welcoming! ☀️ I love to read. Once I finish this series for the second time, I‘ll _finally_ be moving on and expanding my horizons 4y
UwannaPublishme Yowza! Welcome to Litsy! 🙌🏻 4y
RaimeyGallant You're braver than me. And welcome! 3y
Rissreads Hello! 📚 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 3y
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kylienoele
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This. Was. Excellent. I don‘t want to say too much because I don‘t want to spoil it but DAMN IT WAS GOOD.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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kylienoele
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Enjoying a cozy evening by the fire 🔥☺️ I hope everyone has had a wonderful day!

valeriegeary Lovely 4y
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kylienoele
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It‘s a chilly 44° here in Florida and Daisy and I are snuggled up in bed with the next WoT book! I know temperature probably doesn‘t seem that cold to some of y‘all, but I‘m freezing! ?? Very thankful for my electric blanket right now! #DogsofLitsy

Lynnsoprano This Floridian absolutely understands and agrees 😄 4y
Avanders Oooh electric blanket on a cold night 🥶🔥🥰 4y
wanderinglynn Daisy is adorable! Love those ears! 💙🐶 Stay warm! 4y
LeahBergen Hello, Daisy! 😘 4y
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AdaChivers
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Wow!

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hwestfall
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Look what I found for $0.50 at the Salvation Army! I plan on reading the whole series next year so I have been slowly finding each one used. I couldn't believe this huge hardback book only cost me the change in my wallet.

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Jas16
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This was the first book written by Sanderson after Jordan‘s passing and I was wary about how different the series might suddenly seem. But I still enjoyed this book and loved some of the developments and resolutions in this installment. We are racing towards the final battle with only two more books left to read and these characters have come so far and changed so much.

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jfalkens
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5/5 as good as the last 11! #MountTBRChallenge #theyearofthechunkster

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jfalkens
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504 of 766 pages

RadicalReader @jfalkens ROCKSTAR READER 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 4y
jfalkens @RadicalReader thanks 😊 4y
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jfalkens
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I chose blue, one of my favorite colors and the colors of my library💙💙
Pictured is my current read #nakedcover , my iced tea cup, my husband's stuffed squirtle, my blue flip-flop(yes I have big feet lol) and my fruit strip for tonight's snack.
#ManicMonday @JoScho
Page update on book is 378 of 766

JoScho And a blue wall too! Awesome-thanks for playing 💙💙💙 4y
jfalkens @JoScho one if the colors in my library 😊 there's also a darker accent wall in my library. Our bedroom and living room are also blue, different blues then in my library but the same blue in both of those two lol our living room curtains are also blue and a lot of my clothes. Can you tell we both love blue? 😂 4y
jfalkens @JoScho thanks for posting 😊 4y
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jfalkens
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Up next is book 12!!

knittedgnome You rock! I'm still barely reading book 2. Lol! Not that I don't love it. 4y
jfalkens @knittedgnome you got this! It's ok tho everyone reads at different paces, as long as your having fun thats all that matters 😊 I took 1 month to read one of them, took a break from reading, busy, etc. but I still loved that book. 4y
jfalkens @knittedgnome you do have more than one book listed as currently reading too. That plays into it when your not constantly reading the same book every time you sit down to read, of course it's going to take longer. 4y
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knittedgnome @jfalkens you would think I would learn! Lol! Nope. Ebooks are all from the library so I stress out reading them. Going to go back to my print books during the day law. 4y
jfalkens @knittedgnome lol as long as you have fun that's all that matters, stressing is no fun. 4y
knittedgnome I keep telling myself to just read what I want and that the books can be borrowed again! Doesn't help that Gibson and I decided to re read game of thrones. 4y
jfalkens @knittedgnome there you go! Lol I've heard that's a big series too! 4y
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msford88
Gathering Storm | Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
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Well, this was serendipitous. I'm almost finished with book 11 in the Wheel of Time series, and my local thrift shop had books 12, 13, and 14 just sitting there. All for $3. It's like someone dropped them off just for me 😂

ReviewsbytheMrs Lucky you 💜 5y
knittedgnome It was meant to be!! 5y
Jennick2004 Love when the timing is just right 😬 5y
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AmyG Serendipity ❤️ 5y
2BR02B Thrift kismet is the best! ❤ 5y
Eyelit Serendipity! 5y
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Hodgkinwire
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It feels so good to bust out my kindle and read a thick Wheel of Time book instead of lugging around a large book. #dadreads

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Lizpixie
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Bk12 Of #TheWheelOfTimeXmasReread is done.God knows I‘ve got nothing else to do but read, it‘s the only happiness I have.This is the first Brandon Sanderson written volume in the series, on a reread it‘s not really as bad as I remember(though I still would‘ve loved Jordan‘s version)several plot points were pulled together in this, the division in the White Tower,the voice of Lews Therin in Rands mind & the Black Ajah.#thewheelweavesasthewheelwills

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Lizpixie
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The name of Bk12 Of #TheWheelOfTimeXmasReread is certainly appropriate to my life at the moment. Oh well, I‘m determined to pick myself back up & move on. After a long night without sleep, I‘m trying sliced mandarin & fresh mint in my infuser water bottle & a Mother‘s Little Helper tea from Davids Tea (hint @LeahBergen I‘ve run out!) Here‘s to better days ahead🤞❤️🧡💜💚💙

scripturient I‘m glad you‘re picking yourself up. Hope things will improve soon! 😘 5y
DrJAdMerricksson Best wishes! 💞 5y
DrJAdMerricksson Also, what is the pendant on your bear? #nosy 5y
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LeahBergen I‘m getting a tea package ready for you right now. 😘 5y
MamaGina @LeahBergen So nice of you to send special tea to @Lizpixie ... I love seeing the special friendships that are made here on Litsy!🤓 5y
ScientistSam Hope things improve soon! 5y
LeahBergen @MamaGina 😘😘 5y
Lizpixie Thank you so much @LeahBergen As soon as I‘m mobile, a package of Aussie goodies will be winging its way to you💕💕💕💕 5y
Lizpixie @DrJAdMerricksson Thankyou for your kind words, the pendant is from a #theyachronicles box for the release of Tower Of Dawn by Sarah J Maas. It‘s says “You must enter where you fear to tread” 5y
LeahBergen @Lizpixie Aww, no rush. Just get yourself happy and feeling better again, soon. 😘😘 And don‘t bother sending vegemite - it‘s too heavy to post and I can get it here. You could send me some of that T2 tea to try, though! It would be light and easier/cheaper to post. Haha! Big hugs. 💕💕 5y
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Lizpixie
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Starting(with a heavy heart)Bk12 of #TheWheelOfTimeXmasReread Even if it‘s still a great book,plus a lot of story threads are pulled into place,Sanderson‘s style is just so different from Jordan‘s.He may have the world building & characters already fleshed out for him,but his interpretation of those characters is,I can‘t describe it,they just don‘t have the gravitas of the earlier books.But I love the series enough to persevere.Tai‘shar Jordan.

Bklover Your photo looks beautiful! 5y
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Jas16
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Some #bigbooks from my shelves. #riotgrams

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BarbaraJean
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"You _always_ have a choice. Maybe you can't pick where you are forced to go, but you still have a choice... The choice isn't always about _what_ you do, son, but _why_ you do it."
"You may not have a choice about which duties are given you... but you can choose _why_ you fulfill them."

I love the convergence in my reading between these quotes and a similar theme threaded throughout the LOTR trilogy. #LOTRchapteraday

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BarbaraJean
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This was excellent. I set it down for too long in the middle, so I'm having a hard time accurately evaluating the book as a whole, but I'm definitely basking in the glow of the last third of the book! I loved the developments in Egwene's storyline--SUCH a fantastic, strong female character.

This marks one more book completed for my "finish those series" goal! I have two more books left in this series, and hope to finish by the end of the year.

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BarbaraJean
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After that LOTR-post binge, I thought I'd diversify my posting a bit... with a note on another epic fantasy series I'm in the middle of... 😜 I'm nearing the end of volume 12, and the last couple hundred pages have drawn me in again because of how much awesome Egwene material there is. Seriously, Egwene is my fave. Strong, wise, powerful, and undefined by any man (as well as unwilling to let any men get in her way!). And Rand is breaking my heart.

Cinfhen OMG! @minkyb can you imagine the #PageCountPhobia 5y
OSChamberlain @Cinfhen I‘ve never had that phobia. Big page counts=aphrodisiac for me 🤤 5y
Cinfhen So you're the ying to my yang @OSChamberlain ☯️ 5y
OSChamberlain I suppose so 🌒🌘 5y
BarbaraJean @Cinfhen Bahahaha!! Then this is not the series for you! 14 books, each around 700 pages long. 😱 5y
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BarbaraJean
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"Where on the Dark One's blistered backside are we?"

Mat's commentary on women may grate on me, but his swears are ??

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BarbaraJean
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I had hoped there would be less breast-related arm-crossing in this volume, with Brandon Sanderson's influence/writing/compiling... but here we go again. 🙄

Libby1 🤣 5y
Moray_Reads I hated this! Where else can a woman good her arms?! 5y
BarbaraJean @Moray_Reads Seriously! It's not as if it needs to be specified! This is one of my biggest pet peeves in this series. 5y
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BarbaraJean
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"No longer a Maiden, not quite a Wise One."
Could this be the Aiel version of "Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman"? ??I'm envisioning a really odd parody song here...

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I want that song! 💙🤣 5y
BarbaraJean @Riveted_Reader_Melissa My husband's a musician. I'm putting in a request. 😂 5y
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BarbaraJean
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Saturday afternoon reading with my husband at our usual neighborhood cafe. The Arnold Palmer may be served in a styrofoam cup, but the buffalo wings are 👍

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BarbaraJean
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Operation: Finish Wheel of Time. Only three books remain. Let's do this!

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