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A Crown of Swords
A Crown of Swords: Book Seven of 'The Wheel of Time' | Robert Jordan
The eagerly awaited sequel to Lord of Chaos, The New York Times bestseller that swept the nation like a firestorm. In this volume, Elayne, Aviendha, and Mat come ever closer to the bowl ter'angreal that may reverse the world's endless heat wave and restore natural weather. Egwene begins to gather all manner of women who can channel--Sea Folk, Windfinders, Wise Ones, and some surprising others. And above all, Rand faces the dread Forsaken Sammael, in the shadows of Shadar Logoth, where the blood-hungry mist, Mashadar, waits for prey.
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jitteryjane724
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I'm back! I was traveling around Europe for 5 weeks and not reading as much as usual. But now I am going home, and I'm actually excited about it :) can anyone tell which airport I'm at right now based on this obscure picture?

#travel #europe #wheeloftime #saturday

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Writeme
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Mehso-so

Back to the Wheel of Time series. Book 7 was a little rough. Not much for character arcs across these first 7 books. And some of the gender roles are not holding up well in today‘s world. Still, I keep coming back to it. Taking a break before book #8!

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Samreamer
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Why do I save these up and then review them all at once? Why do I do this to myself?
Obviously a continuance on all of the previous storylines, but my favorite ones to follow in this book were Egwene & Suian (love them as a duo) and the Bowl of the Winds quest. Always happy when Nynaeve has limited a limited role. 🙃 8/10

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strangexlonely
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I've felt like a lot of the time with this series that most of the action takes place in the last few chapters and everything before that is kinda idle and aimless. I still enjoyed it though, and this book felt like it showed some character growth in the idle first 80% so it was fine.

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Traci1
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I liked this one a lot more than book 6. It's funny because my husband and I are both listening to these. For him it's a re-read. I said six was boring, and he said "even the battles?" Then I realized that what he enjoys in these books is the battles, and those are the scenes I find repetitive and dull. I like the character driven story parts. He's not loving 7 because it's more intrigue, less action. We both agree the show is kinda sucky.

Traci1 Finish one for #20in4 @Andrew65 10mo
AlaMich I agree, battles are a snooze. Someone swings a sword, someone else runs someone through with a pike, wash, rinse, repeat. 10mo
Read-y_Picker I‘m totally with you on the battles. Seen one, seen them all. Now if someone could recommend a book where something super interesting and game-changing happens in battle… 10mo
BookwormM I feel the same way have the same problem with fights and car chases in films 😴 10mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 I need to get to this author. 10mo
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Bigcountry15
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Many critics of The Wheel of Time series consider this book the beginning of "The Slog" where the series slows down and the plot shows down. I rather enjoyed this book, especially the character development. There are new characters and factions and the return of one group that had seemed defeated. ACOS is packed with world building. There seems to be much more humor in the dialog. I'm looking forward to the rest of "The Slog!"

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The_Penniless_Author
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Some mark book 7 as the beginning of the dreaded "slog", but I enjoyed this one. Maybe it was the momentum of the last book carrying over. Things did slow down some by the end, but never quite dragged. One thing I appreciate about this series - it doesn't short change just how much work and planning would go into conquering the world and uniting the populace behind a single leader. Rand might be the chosen one, the "Dragon Reborn", but that ?

The_Penniless_Author ...doesn't mean everyone will just roll over for him, or that he can't die from an arrow through the back just like anyone else. It takes a lot of writing and a lot of scenes where characters plot and scheme to get that across, so I forgive WoT its slower moments. That said, almost everyone hates books 8 and 9, so let's see if I'm singing a different tune in a few weeks 😄 1y
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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

From the tall arched window, close onto eighty spans above the ground, not far below the top of the White Tower, Elaida could see for miles beyond Tar Valon, the rolling plains and forests that bordered the broad River Erinin, running down from north and west before it divided around the white walls of the great island city.

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Lizpixie
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Bk7 of September & Bk16 of #LittensDressedInBlood is done! This is turning out to be a #WoTSeptember I can‘t make myself read anything else so far🤷🏻‍♀️ Trying to get through the rest before October‘s readathons kick in, probably won‘t succeed🙄The seventh in the series sees Rand being rescued, Mat led by the nose in Ebou Dar & Perrin almost stabbed by his psychotically jealous wife. #BookspinBingo #SeriesRead2021 #StackingTheSeries #PennyPerPage

TheSpineView Great job! 🤩 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
MidnightBookGirl You are amazing! 1y
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Katerina
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It's a bank holiday where I live, so this is what I've been doing more or less all day today and it has been glorious, after a few weeks of successive interpreting and translation assignments.
30 pages left and then it's straight on to The Path of Daggers.
My reading slump seems to be receding, thank the Light.

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2021 REREAD I'm still disgusted that rape is portrayed as lighthearted farce because the victim is male. I'm still deeply annoyed by the whole men-and-women-can't-understand-each-other thing, and I'm exhausted by the violence of the women that is also presented as humor.

Yet it is still an amazing universe. Egwene is utterly magnificent in this one. The deviousness on both sides is fantastic. It's a fantastic story.

Writeme Yes! I do agree with the male rape part! It was as if the author relished the thought of a man being raped. So gross, and so glad that most men now understand what is so wrong with that fantasy. Ugh. 2mo
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AllisonM89
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Mehso-so

It was good, but not as strong as the previous books

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks
Square 3 ✔️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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AllisonM89
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Here we go again....

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks
Square 3 - started

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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TuesdayReviews
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Good night to finish this bad boy in front of the fire. #WheelOfTime #WOT

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TuesdayReviews
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“One thing he was sure of about women was that every last one had secret places in her heart, sometimes shared with another woman but never with a man. The only thing he was sure of about women.” #WheelOfTime #WOT

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HeyT
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I‘ve officially conquered A Crown of Swords and like the previous installments in #TheWheelOfTime it starts off slow and picks up towards the end. The part I enjoyed the most was that my ship was reunited after a couple books apart.
#BuriedAliveChallenge

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HeyT
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Finally making decent progress in A Crown of Swords. I‘m up to page 422 out of 668. Sierra has been a great reading buddy through it all. #CatsOfLitsy

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HeyT
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Today Callie decided to join me as I tackle #TheWheelOfTime #CatsOfLitsy

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HeyT
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#BookReport
I managed to exceed my reading goals this week by not only finishing Autism in Heels but also Sweep with Me, The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, Nine Princes in Amber, and The Guns of Avalon.

#WeeklyForecast
My plans for this week include making more progress on A Crown of Swords in the #WoT and to finish up the Corwin Cycle of the Chronicles of Amber with Sign of the Unicorn, The Hand of Oberon, and The Courts of Chaos.

Centique I remember loving those Zelasny books! I must reread them sometime 😍 3y
HeyT @Centique I forget why I acquired the whole series but I started it this week as a goodreads buddy read. I obviously enjoyed it enough to keep going but it has been hit or miss with the others in the buddy read whether or not they'll keep going. 3y
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HeyT
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Nothing says good time like a little cat paired with a big book. Heading into the Wheel of Time again. #CatsOfLitsy #WoT #WheelOfTime

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 I keep saying one day to the Robert Jordan fantasy series. I know that it will be worth my time! 3y
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DaveGreen7777
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#GratefulReads

#ThoughtYouWouldntLikeButDid - Going into the Wheel of Time series, almost anyone who read it agrees on something... things really slow down in the middle books. Since Book 7 is where the “slog” is supposed to begin, I expected to be bored. But with some events from earlier books moving forward, the introduction of a badass character (that would be Cadsuane) and Rand FINALLY doing more than just moping, I really enjoyed this one!

TheSpineView I could never finish this series. Maybe at some point I'll get back to it. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this pic!! Too cute!! 📚🤗 3y
Alora 😂 Love it! Lol 3y
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DaveGreen7777 @TheSpineView My buddy read of the series with @Branwen got stalled at book 8, but we do plan to go back to it someday! 😁 3y
DaveGreen7777 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Alora Awww, thank you, both! 😊 3y
ljuliel I think if they ever make online commercials for Litsy, you should be hired to do the commercial ! Do you have a YouTube channel ? If you don‘t, you need one. 😁 3y
Meaw_catlady Great book selfie !!! 😻 3y
DaveGreen7777 @ljuliel Thank you, you‘re very kind! I don‘t have a YouTube channel yet... maybe someday! 😁 3y
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady Thank you so much, friend! 🤗🖤 3y
Branwen I live Cadsuane so much! 💕😍 3y
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen Cadsuane rocks! 😀🤟🎶 3y
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚❤️ 3y
JessClark78 I really need to read this series all the way through. I stopped at book 7 because 8 hadn‘t been published yet and then I never got back to the series. I did recently finish buying the rest of the books I needed so I‘ll probably do that soon. 🙂 3y
DaveGreen7777 @JessClark78 Hope you‘re able to get back into the series again soon! 😀 3y
Deifio I'm still amazed that Sanderson could wrap up the whole series so well. I mean there were soooo many characters and quests and sidequests! 3y
DaveGreen7777 @Deifio I haven‘t gotten to the Sanderson books yet, but I heard he did a brilliant job wrapping it all up! 😀 3y
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kwmg40
Crown of Swords | Robert Jordan
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I finished the #24B4Monday #readathon at 14 hours and 25 minutes. It's far from 24 hours, but it's a personal best for me for this event and I was happy to earn points for #TeamStoker.

Thanks to the organizers! @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

Much of yesterday's reading was taken up by the audiobook version of book 7 in the never-ending (or so it feels at times) Wheel of Time series.

BeansPage You did great sweetie and thank you so much for sponsoring!! ❤️ 3y
LauraJ Thanks for the extra points! 🖤 3y
kwmg40 @TheReadingMermaid @LauraJ You are very welcome! 3y
Andrew65 That‘s a great time, well done. 👏👏👏😊👍🥳🥂🍾 3y
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Geeklet
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For some reason, this one took me ages. I guess I just wasn‘t really interested in what was happening. Is this the beginning of the slog? Anyway, I‘m halfway done with the series!

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Geeklet
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I will absolutely bribe Biscuit and Gravy with munchie bones to get them out of my reading chair. No questions asked. I hope the bones hold out until I‘m ready to wander off to bed. 😂

britt_brooke 💚🐾 3y
Megabooks Love it!! 3y
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Derf
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I‘ll tell you what I do know ......... it‘s Thursday ...... and in the UAE 🇦🇪 that‘s the start of the weekend. My Wife and daughter get back from a summer break in the UK and I can‘t friggin wait 🤗👌🏻 #fantasy #epicfantasy #buddyreadWOT #WheelofTime

JacqMac Yay! Happy weekend! 3y
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Derf
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This is my morning commute at the moment. 4am driving into the desert for work 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️ Getting loads of listening done though 🙌🏻 Cant wait for winter. #Fantasy #EpicFantasy #BuddyReadWOT #WheelOfTime

Aims42 Wow, I thought my work commute was rough!! What do you do? 3y
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Derf
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Poor show this month so far 🤦🏻‍♂️👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 need a kick in the ass. #fantasy #epicfantasy #buddyreadWOT #wheeloftime

Geeklet I‘m catching up! I‘m about 60% through Lord of Chaos. 3y
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Derf
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Back to normality with my #readingbuddy 🙌🏻🙌🏻 we hate leaving her for the holidays but this makes up for it 👌🏻👍🏻 #fantasy #epicfantasy #buddyreadWOT

MartinaLove Awe she's so cute. 😍🐶 3y
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Derf
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On the road again, 10 hours till I touch down. That‘s a good 9hrs 58mins Reading if I run to the bathroom just once 😂😂🙌🏻 I‘ll have to moderate the Whiskys #Fantasy #EpicFantasy #BuddyReadWOT #WheelofTime

CoffeeAndABook That‘s a looooong flight - so much reading time 🙌🏻 sounds like the perfect situation💺📖🥃✈️ (edited) 3y
rwmg I suppose taking your book with you to the loo on a plane might cause adverse comment 3y
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Derf
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Last one ..... promise 🤞🏻 😂😂😂 all that‘s missing from here is some dementors 🤦🏻‍♂️🤗😂 #Harrypotter #Fantasy

LibrarianRyan Excatly. Keep them coming. They are gorgeous. 3y
Bklover Definitely need some dementors! Lovely pic! 3y
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Derf
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Another gloomy London pic, it looks abit apocalyptic to me, very dramatic 🤗 start traveling back to Dubai tomorrow so I‘ll get loads of reading done 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 #Fantasy #BuddyReadWOT #wheelofrime

JanuarieTimewalker13 Ooooh, that would make a great cover to a Thriller!!! Kudos! 3y
thereadingowlvina Great pic! 👍😁 3y
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Derf
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Gloomy days in London whilst on holiday visiting family, getting very little reading done 🤦🏻‍♂️ but plenty of good food and whisky 🤗👌🏻👍🏻 #BuddyReadWOT #WheelOfTime #Fantasy

Texreader Sorry it‘s so gloomy for you! It looks downright industrial revolution-ish. Good thing for good food! I love English breakfasts! It‘s like a smorgasbord!! 3y
Reviewsbylola What a perfectly gothic pic. 😍 3y
LibrarianRyan You pictures are amazing. They may me think Jack the Ripper is taking a nap. 3y
wildwoodreads I‘m quite jealous. It is brutally sunny where I live. We are going through a heat wave. 3y
KarouBlue 🤭 🤭 🤭 You used the word whilst. My boss HATES the word whilst! Totally made my day!!! 3y
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Derf
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Traveling is hands down my favourite time to read, I don‘t know why. But it‘s great 😂😂😂 #fantasy #epicfantasy #buddyreadWOT

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Lizpixie
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Bk7 of my #audiobook #reread of The Wheel Of Time series is finished. Rand is dealing with the aftermath of his kidnapping, Perrin is caught between his wife & Berelain & Mat is trying to look after Elayne, Aviendha & Nynaeve In Ebou Dar. My baby‘s wedding is tomorrow! I may need to be propped up on a chair full of pillows, but I will be there. Can‘t wait to show you guys photos.⚔️🛡👸🏻

TrishB Hope it goes well ❤️ take care 3y
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LittleBug
Crown of Swords | Robert Jordan
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Almost caught up with my reviews😎 Number 7 in my Wheel of Time reread was again a joy. I‘ve seen many reviews about how slow these middle books in the series are, but I‘m still going through them at high speed☺️ Egwene might just become one of my favourite characters, Mat is slowly becoming more likeable (tank you Tylin!😉), and Nyneave & Lan finally get their story written.
#WoT

rretzler I‘m reading them for the first time and finding the beginning ones slow as well, but so many people love them that I‘m going to keep on with them. 4y
LittleBug @rretzler I‘m reading book 9 now and the pace seems to be picking up, so hang in there😉 4y
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AdaChivers
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I forgot to post about this book!
That one was really quick, because it is almost as it is part 2 of book 5.
It was really good!

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kylienoele
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Finally! I am finished with this book! It was excellent and I would have finished it so much sooner if life hadn‘t gotten in the way 😂 I‘m officially halfway through the Wheel of Time series! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

knittedgnome Awesome!!! Yay! 4y
Ashley_Nicoletto I've been debating getting into reading these, but they are completely overwhelming. 4y
kylienoele @Ashley_Nicoletto They‘re so much fun though!!! 4y
jfalkens @Ashley_Nicoletto I'm on the last book and even tho it's a long series it's so worth it and I'm dreading the series ending! 4y
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Jas16
Crown of Swords | Robert Jordan
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I accomplished little else this weekend but did make it to the half way point of The Wheel of Time Series. This installment was sooo good. Definitely one of my favorite in the series so far.

knittedgnome Nice! I'm so slow of this series! Only on book 2 4y
Jas16 @knittedgnome These are definitely not quick reads but I think they are worth the effort. Hope you enjoy them too! (edited) 4y
knittedgnome I'm only reading a chapter a day but really do enjoy the story! 4y
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kylienoele
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My first week of work is officially over! I‘m having a great time in the lab, but I miss reading and catching up with y‘all on here 😭
I‘m finally getting to read today and I‘m so happy!!

Avanders Congratulations on the new job!! 🎉🎉🎉 sorry about less reading, but your job sounds fascinating and great!! 4y
GypsyKat I hope you can relax and rest your feet! ❤️📖 4y
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kylienoele
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Hey y‘all!! Sorry for not being as active on here lately. Sunday I spent the day on the river with family, and yesterday I started my new job!! I‘m going to be working as a lab technician for a mining company. Lots of safety training is going on! I have an hour commute, so lots of audiobook listening has been going on. 😜 Hope y‘all are having a good week!

knittedgnome Congratulations on your new job!!! 4y
youneverarrived Congrats on the new job! 💛🎉 4y
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julesG Congratulations on your new job! 4y
jfalkens Congrats 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊 4y
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 4y
LeahBergen Yay, you! 👏🏻👏🏻 4y
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kylienoele
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Birthday week festivities have begun!!! I spent my day riding in the car and listening to my audiobook. Today I am picking up my cousins in Alabama and tomorrow I am bringing them back to Florida to spend the week in Orlando 🏰 Hope everyone has a great week 😍

That-Bookish-Hiker Happy birthday! 4y
GypsyKat Love it! Have an amazing time!!! 😘❤️ 4y
PenguinInFlight Happy Birthday! Have an amazing time! 💜💜 Safe travels. 4y
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JosieG Happy birthday! 4y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 😘😘 4y
kylienoele @That-Bookish-Hiker @PenguinInFlight @JosieG @LeahBergen Thank y‘all so much!! 😍 4y
jfalkens Happy birthday!! 4y
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kylienoele
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I‘m waiting for Brooke and Emma to get out of VBS and wishing so much that there were #EightDaysAWeek 😭 Between summer camps for the girls, traveling back to FL for a potential job interview, and trying to figure out WHY my car says I have low tire pressure, I‘m going to need 8 days in this upcoming week! I‘m sure Rand Al‘Thor is wishing he had 8 days in a week as well.
#HeyJune

Hey Kat, look what I got 😉

Kappadeemom pink drink?? My fav 5y
GypsyKat Hahaha! I knew it! 😂🍓 5y
Cinfhen Great photo! Sounds like a busy week...best of luck 5y
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kylienoele
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Pool-side reading day 🌞
(P.S. my Kindle is NOT being read in the pool, it just looks like it 😂)

Mitch Oh, that water looks good! 5y
JoScho I put mine in a ziplock bag to read in the pool. 5y
kylienoele @JoScho You are a GENIUS!! Definitely doing that tomorrow!! Thank you!! 5y
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JoScho You are so welcome! 💕😊 5y
TuesdayReviews Wooo another Wheel of Time fan! 5y
kylienoele @TuesdayReviews I am LOVING it! 5y
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kylienoele
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Last post for the night, I promise! I took advantage of the brief sunlight to read by the pool. Daisy and Pumpkin loved the fact that it wasn‘t raining!

BookMaven407 🐶💕 5y
Karkar Oh the little one looks like they are smiling ❤️🐾❤️🐾 5y
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LazyOwl
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It's 9:30pm here and I'm already feeling like I'm ready for bed 😴

Here is my #stack for #readathon #readathonhourlyphoto

@DeweysReadathon

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CarolynM Beautiful picture😍 5y
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jfalkens I just finished this book Saturday night! 5y
GypsyKat Great map! 😍 5y
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jfalkens
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1. The tiny green plants that are coming in, in one of the garden beds I hurt my wrist tearing out last spring 😐
2. I'm on page 593 of 855 and I'm hoping to finish it this month
#FriYayIntro @jesshowbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Aren‘t they wonderful?!?!🌷🌸💞 5y
jfalkens @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks they are 😊 we were only trying to destroy it because we get so many weeds and don't have time to weed 😕 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @jfalkens I‘ve been weeding today!! 5y
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jfalkens @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'll probably have to too soon 😫 there are already weeds coming in 😫😫 5y
Graywacke Wow, WOT still lives. 5y
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