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A Clash of Kings
A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Two | George R. R. Martin
THE BOOK BEHIND THE SECOND SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO. A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK TWO   In this thrilling sequel to A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has created a work of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination. A Clash of Kings transports us to a world of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare unlike any we have ever experienced.   A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. It is a tale in which brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel . . . and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles.
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BacklistReader
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If anyone needs me I‘ll be in my happy place for the rest of the day....People suck....

#beatthebacklist2019 #redbooks #booksaremyhappyplace

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Skeebies05
Clash of Kings | George R R Martin
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I didn‘t like this one as much as the first book. Not enough of Daenerys! But it definitely gets exciting at the end.

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Kalalalatja
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All my plant shopping, balcony gardening, running and cooking today were accompanied by the drama, intrigue and fighting of Westeros. I‘m loving the #ImaginaryPlaces created by GRRM, and I‘m remembering all over why I‘m team Tyrion all the way 🙌 #AllPowertotheImp

#WanderingJune

BarbaraBB I have no idea what you‘re talking about 😂😘 2w
Cinfhen I hear ya!!!!!! I never thought about the audio... is it like 90 hours??!!?? 2w
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen close 😅 the second is around 37 hours, and the third is 43 hours, so quite long. But listening at a higher speed helps 👍 2w
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB you never watched Game of Thrones???? 😱😱😄😄 2w
BarbaraBB No... I didn‘t even know your post had something to do with it. But I should watch it, I know... ☺️😉 2w
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Skeebies05
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Earlier today I was sitting at the pool in 86 degree weather now . . . Oh well. Its cozy :) 🌧 Thats Kansas for ya. Still trucking on this chunkster.

marleed I‘m in KC! 2w
Crazeedi Yep sunshine then rain in western PA! 80 today, 60 on Monday! 2w
Skeebies05 @marleed Hi neighbor!!! 2w
marleed Nice to meet you!! 2w
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Skeebies05
Clash of Kings | George R R Martin
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Little Lycan asleep in my arm and book 🤓🤓 I‘m going to do my best not to wake him up when I grab my book :)

TheLibrarian How cute!! 😻 3w
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Marina_h
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I finally finished my 2nd book for the #BookFitnessChallenge so only 4 to go. Maybe I should stay away from all the #chunksters if I want to reach my goal. 900+ pages takes more than a week for me to read 😁
I convinced myself to go for a 🏃 this afternoon. I'm not the fastest runner but my short legs managed to run 3km in less than 18 minutes 💪 I'm really pleased with that result! Goal for the end of the summer = 5km straight, no walking 🤞

Emilymdxn That‘s so great about the run! Good luck with your goals! 3w
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 3w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3w
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Marina_h
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Week 2 of the #BookFitnessChallenge wasn't as successful as week 1. I'm a little behind with all my goals but I'm hoping to catch up the next couple of weeks.
I'm teaching myself how to knit so that has taken up some time. And then there's the EU parliament election and the Danish general election where I try to follow debates, so my reading time is limited. Hopefully I'll finish tagged 📖 this weekend! #BFC
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RachelO Your knitting‘s looking great! What are you making? 4w
wanderinglynn You‘re doing great! 🙌🏻 The important thing is you‘re still doing it and haven‘t quit. 👍🏻👍🏻 4w
BookwormAHN Your knitting looks great 👏🏻 4w
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DivineDiana Teaching yourself! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
VanChocStrawberry Still going, though and that‘s what counts! 👏👏 4w
Megabooks Beautiful knitting! 4w
Caterina Knitting is so relaxing! (Maybe it'll help during the debates 😂) If you hadn't said you were teaching yourself to knit, I would've never guessed based on the pic, it's beautiful! Great job getting moving for the BFC! 😊 4w
Marina_h @RachelO thanks, for now I'm just practicing and trying to get the hang of it so I'm making dishcloths 😊 3w
Marina_h @Caterina That's exactly why I'm trying to learn it. I crochet also but sometimes I find knitting patterns that looks great so I would live to be able to do both! 3w
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This is my review for a book I just finished reading for the #catchupgot readalong. Now, I‘m going to start #astormofswords. If I don‘t catch up with the #catchupbookclub for this readalong then I‘m okay with it because these books are huge but I‘m happy that I can talk about this series with the other people who are participating in the readalong.

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MicheleCroft

If half of an onion is black with rot, it is a rotten onion. A man is good, or he is evil.
--Melisandre

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MicheleCroft

A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward.
--Stannis

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Marina_h
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I've had a pain in my shoulder the last couple of days so there hasn't been much progress with the #BookFitnessChallenge. I did some yoga this morning with focus on neck and shoulders but the rest of day I just spent reading outside with the sun shining for once and I finally had some time to organize my flower pots 🌻☀
#bfc @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Rest and recuperate is a good thing to do. Take it easy! 👍🏻 1mo
Emilymdxn Taking care of yourself and not letting any injuries or conditions get worse is such an important part of fitness! You‘re doing great, keep looking after yourself! 1mo
BookwormAHN They look lovely 🌷 1mo
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BethM Yoga helps me so much! And you‘re reading so ✅ 1mo
Bookwormjillk Beautiful! What are the purple flowers? 1mo
Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏 1mo
Clwojick 💜♥️💚 1mo
dariazeoli Looking after yourself is healthy, so kudos to you 🙌 1mo
Caterina Great job taking care of yourself! ❤️ 1mo
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MicheleCroft

The drapes kept out the dust and heat of the streets, but they could not keep out disappointment.

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sudi
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I'm glad that atleast we're getting an ending but i'm not liking the rushed season but it is what we end up with. So i've decided to reread the books, atleast they make some sense 😞

Tanisha_A Did you hear about a petition being signed to re-make the entire last season? 😂 1mo
sudi @Tanisha_A what!!! I had no idea. they actually started a petition😂 1mo
sudi @Tanisha_A i heard D&D wanted to finish the show so early cause they're directing the next Star Wars movie. They should've just let Bryan Cogman handle the writing, because HBO wanted 9 seasons but they couldn't agree on it 1mo
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Tanisha_A @sudi Yep, wish I could attach that article here. It's started by a guy called Dylan D, addressed to HBO. It says 'Remake season 8 with competent writers'. 😂 Seriously! They ruined this awesome series with a terrible culmination, and that too because of the core of the story, writing. 1mo
sudi @Tanisha_A damn, he's serious 😂 1mo
RamsFan1963 @sudi Maybe it's just me but I find it pretty amusing that fans think they deserve a "do-over" if they don't like the way a series ends, much like Star Wars fans wanted Lucasfilm to redo The Last Jedi. What's next, do we get to make authors rewrite their books if enough readers say they don't like how it ended? Can we go back and make the creators of The Sopranos and Seinfeld redo their season finales?? 1mo
laurenslibrary This season is trash. I honestly considered bailing after the battle of winterfell, aka the shortest "long night" ever. But I feel like I have to stick with it bc its the last season of a show I've been invested in for a decade. But I'm with you on rereading the series. I was actually at B&N yesterday staring at that gorgeous box set they have thinking "well, if I'm gonna reread I obvi need a new box set." I'm probs going to go back for it.... 1mo
laurenslibrary @RamsFan1963 If we're gonna start doing that can we go back and make HP and the Cursed Child never exist? Also we don't speak about the Sopranos. Bt the Sopranos and this season of GOT idk if I can ever forgive HBO. 1mo
laurenslibrary @Tanisha_A It actually makes me sad that these amazing actors, cinematographers, ect. have gotten stuck w this shitty writing. Its like the perfect execution of a turd sandwich. Its a pretty turd sandwich, but still a turd. I hope they're not remembered for this season. They deserved better! 1mo
sudi @RamsFan1963 agree,the execution failed but the story still remains the same. GRRM gave the ending himself, no matter what they do they can't change the story. The only thing is, it will be better executed in the future books 1mo
sudi @laurenslibrary i wish i would've bailed. Some of the reddit theories were better than the show. But it seems like this is the end GRRM has envisioned for the books too, except it might be better executed. I completely agree with you on the cast and crew putting in so much work for a crappy and rushed season. Ep5 had such amazing cinematography but i was too shocked to notice it at that point 1mo
sudi @laurenslibrary even if they did remake the cursed child, JK Rowling will never finish updating Harry Potter via twitter 😂 1mo
sudi @laurenslibrary @Tanisha_A and they told us the last season would be bittersweet. Lord of the Rings was bittersweet this is just tragic 😢 1mo
laurenslibrary @sudi Its definitely not the ending anyone wanted. I don't think we wanted Dany to end up that bad guy. But there wasn't any like.. development that got her there. I understand Me-Sunday got the ol' choppy choppy but that really made her want to kill EVERYONE? I feel like the progression of her becoming the villain should have been more complicated than that. 1mo
laurenslibrary @sudi Omg, you're right about JKR. I feel like she tries to rewrite part of HP every day. 😂 1mo
sudi @laurenslibrary exactly, they never showed that. That is what i've been saying, they say it was foreshadowed. But foreshadowing is not character development, also i thought most of the Dothraki died in The Battle of Winterfell. Did she leave some of the Dothraki on Dragonstone. Where did they come from. And when did Tyrion start trusting Cersei so much. 1mo
sudi @laurenslibrary it's lazy writing is what it is, they want people to assume this stuff happened. And not show any evidence of it happening onscreen. Jaime going back to Cersei and Cersei dying because of a brick. With the things she has done, she deserved a death by dragonfire 1mo
sudi @laurenslibrary i knew from the beginning that this series is not a happy one. But to show a person who has tried to not be judged as crazy because of her family and who had to put up with a lot of shit to get to Westeros, the end seems almost cruel. I get that it's the story and we can't change it. I'm not even a fan of Daenerys, but it still seems cruel to me 1mo
laurenslibrary @sudi You're totally right, its complete laziness. Its like D&D just lost interest and instead of passing it off they just destroyed it. Jaime's entire arc just got cut off. It was like he had some bad sex w Brienne and was like "I'm going back to Cersei bc this sucked." There was no descent back into his bullshit. Which has basically been the case w everyone. The only satisfying arc was Theon. 1mo
sudi @laurenslibrary they were in such a hurry to direct the new Star Wars movie, they decided it doesn't matter if they cram 2-3 seasons worth of story in six episodes. No problem at all 😒 1mo
BookwormAHN This reminds me of how bad the last season of a True Blood was. However with that show I think they ran out of ideas. 1mo
sudi @BookwormAHN atleast they ran out of ideas, these guys had a story and still screwed up 😑 1mo
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Ehina

Welp, I did it. I made a discord to talk about anything books at any time. Here‘s the link if you wanna join.

https://discord.gg/yQYukMB

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kellyann28
Clash of Kings | George R R Martin
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Even though I'm not pleased with this final season, I HAD to buy these bookmarks 😱😱

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Ehina
Clash of Kings | George R R Martin

While reading this I‘ve thought about opening a Discord Server dedicated to reading and books! But now the real question is if I created one would anyone want to join?

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Marina_h
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Last day of week 1 #BookFitnessChallenge and I started the day with strength training and some yoga stretches before work. I eat my breakfast at work so I'm a big fan of overnight oats with a 🍌
I met all my fitness goals plus some extra and I finished my first 📖
Total points this far: 62
#BFC @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 1mo
hilded Excellent, Marina!! 🤩 1mo
nu-bibliophile Yaaay!👊👊 1mo
Bookwormjillk 👏👏👏👏 1mo
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ajshrk90
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Another grad semester in the books and back into books I go...#summerbreak

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RedbagReadbooks
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Happy Mother‘s Day!!! I get to do my favorite thing all day.... lay in bed and read a book 📚 🥰🥰🥰🥰

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Marina_h
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Day two is coming to an end in Denmark. I did 40 minutes of yoga with Erin from Five Parks Yoga, this video focusing on a better posture. A lot of sitting at a desk at work and reading 📚 at home isn't always good for the body so I love shoulder and back opening yoga! Now it's time to relax with one of my favourite characters from #ASOIAF
#BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn

I look forward to see everybody's progress tomorrow 💪

wanderinglynn That sounds like a great video that I need to watch too as I also have a desk job 🙌🏻 1mo
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 1mo
Chrissyreadit 👏 1mo
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4thhouseontheleft I love shoulder and heart opening yoga poses too! I'm currently finishing up the last #ASOIAF book, ADWD. 😃 1mo
Marina_h @wanderinglynn you can find her videos on YouTube. I think she is really good and you can feel a difference after! 1mo
Marina_h @4thhouseontheleft those poses really make a difference, right? I love the series. I read the books 7 years ago but it's great reading them again. You always notice new things 😊 1mo
hilded I really should do more yoga, as I also have a desk job, and am so unflexable. Will look up that video, thanks for the tip 😊 1mo
Caterina Oohh I should try this, I feel like I need some shoulder and back opening! Great progress! 🙌 1mo
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MicheleCroft

Oh, to be sure, there is much we do not understand. The years pass in their hundreds and their thousands, and what does any man see of life but a few summers, a few winters? We look at mountains and call them eternal, and so they seem...but in the course of time, mountains rise and fall, rivers change their courses, stars fall from the sky, and great cities sink beneath the sea. Even gods die, we think. Everything changes.
--Maester Luwin

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Fear cuts deeper than swords.

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SarahHarts_books
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For someone who has enjoyed reading since childhood. I just found this so touching and beautiful! 💖📖

SarahHarts_books @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks this kinda reminded me a little of what you posted earlier. 😊 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SarahHarts_books yes!! I love this one too 💗💗 1mo
SarahHarts_books @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I thought maybe you would! 😊 1mo
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JohannaRose I love this too! It‘s so true! 😊📚💜 1mo
SarahHarts_books @JohannaRose isn't it a neat way of thinking of it? It kind of makes me feel sorry for everyone who hates to read. Like they don't know what they are missing. 1mo
JohannaRose @SarahHarts_books Me too! But everyone has their interests I guess 🤷🏼‍♀️ idk I still feel bad for them though lol 1mo
SarahHarts_books @JohannaRose Right! To each their own! 😊 1mo
lover.of.the.classics I have always loved that quote 😍 1mo
SarahHarts_books @lover.of.the.classics I know!! Isn't beautiful?! I just fell in love with it when I read it! 💖💖 1mo
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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MicheleCroft

Only a fool humbles himself when the world is so full of men eager to do that job for him.
--Theon Greyjoy

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With #GameOfThrones drawing to a close, I am revisiting the book series. A Clash of Kings is an underrated and too often overlooked book 2. My full review - https://everydayshouldbetuesday.wordpress.com/2019/04/23/revisiting-george-r-r-m...

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Lizpixie
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#MayMovieMagic #Day7 #RedRightHand #StarTrekSummerMay #Ethics In the books as well as the show, Melisandre is the Red Right Hand Of Stannis & her god R‘hllor which causes any Ethics Stannis may have had to vanish.Book Melisandre though isn‘t quite as cold blooded as the show Red Woman,she genuinely believes she‘s doing the right thing & in her defence, her god seems to be the only one showing up! I love her picture on my battered original edition.

Megabooks *hides face* I‘ve never read a GoT book or watched the show, but that is a beautiful paperback cover! *still embarrassed* Over on Twitter, I feel like the only person not tweeting about GoT on Sunday nights! 1mo
Cathythoughts I‘ve always been tempted to read the books ... it could take a lifetime though 😳 1mo
Lizpixie @Megabooks @Cathythoughts you need to read the books lovelies!♥️They are so much better than the show, and I love the show🎥 1mo
sammisho Never seen an old school cover! I always forget this is a 20 year old and counting series! I love books! Can't seem to get into the show, but might try again after it's over! 1mo
rohit-sawant Nice one! 1mo
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Marina_h
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I have been taken a break from social media because we've been busy busy busy the last month, but there's always time for books.
I'm working my way through the "A song of ice and fire" series for the #ATY2019 and my own #chunkster challenge. I've read them 7 years ago, but they are definitely word a reread!
#aroundtheyearin52books

rretzler I want to reread them but I‘ve been holding off until Winds of Winter is published. I‘m beginning to wonder if that will ever happen. 😔 1mo
Marina_h @rretzler yeah, I'm wondering the same! I did consider if it would be better to wait and hope Winds of Winter came out soon, but it doesn't look likely. It's such a shame 1mo
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I want to weep. I want to be comforted. I'm so tired of being strong. I want to be foolish and frightened for once. Just for a small while, that's all...a day...an hour...

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Boooooks
Clash of Kings | George R R Martin
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April wrap up
Audio- the one memory of flora banks 2⭐️
- sourdough 3⭐️
Ebooks- frostbite 4⭐️
- warcross 4⭐️
Physical tbr- Pet Sematary 5⭐️
- a game of thrones 5⭐️
#aprilwrapup

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Debdeb
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Escaping the family for some quality reading time 🙂 ... and relax

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The world is strange.

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If I had wings, I would want to fly too. It would be like standing on a mountaintop, only better. The whole world would be spread out below.

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intothehallofbooks
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You know, I‘m not sure I liked this one as much as the first one, but still a great, great read. Started slow-ish with lots of details and more details (love!). There is a point around the middle when huge stuff starts happening. I couldn‘t put the book and audio down in the second half. I never know what these characters are going to do! I despise some of them-they‘re so awful. And I really love others, which terrifies me because none are safe!

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intothehallofbooks
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Halfway thru A Clash of Kings and I wish I could read it much faster than I am. Alas, the end of the #homeschool year takes some time plus there is general adulting to do. Things are really starting to pick up-I‘m hoping to get a huge chunk read today. Last night just as I was stopping for the night, someone key was killed!!!! (Big shock)

I finished season one of the tv show and am ready to start the second! I think the books are better so far!

rretzler Big fan of this series - and not so patiently waiting for book 6 🤣. I‘ve watched the TV show up until the end of book 5/season 5, and finding it difficult not to watch more, but I agree the books are better (always!) One thing I learned quickly from the series was not to get too attached to any one character!🤣 2mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Happy Game of Thrones Day! We found some festive libations!! Still can't find the Oreos though. We probably don't get them here. #KingInTheNorthStout #GameOfThronesRedWine #WhiteWalkerScotch

GlassAsDiamonds Ahh... have you seen Diagio‘s GOT whiskeys??? Mr GaD wants the lagavulin which makes him House Lannister! 😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂 2mo
rather_be_reading awesome! 2mo
BookishTrish This is inspirational 2mo
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Leftcoastzen They sold out some places .Not sure where you are at ,I got mine at Target, friends found them at Walmart and Fred Meyer.Some people selling them at inflated prices on EBay 🤦‍♀️ 2mo
Christine We have none of those amazing libations but we do have the Oreos! The cookies are great, but for some reason it‘s the package that actually brings me the most joy every time I look at it, something about the word Oreo in GoT font! 😂🤓 2mo
AmyG GoT Oreos???? 🙌🏻 I just googled. Wow! (edited) 2mo
Julsmarshall We got the Oreos yesterday! Will enjoy them tonight! 2mo
MoonWitch94 I have been searching EVERYWHERE and cannot find the Oreos! #agirlhasnocookies 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @GlassAsDiamonds we did, those are pretty awesome too! 2mo
ShelleyBooksie @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego - can u remind me who I send to for our lmpdc? 2mo
huntersmom1977 Again TORMUND had me busting a gut last night! 😂 P.S Happy Birthday Danielle 🥰 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @huntersmom1977 Thank you! And yes, I've been loving his scenes so far. 👌🏼 2mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#YellowSpines 💛 #SpringIntoReading 🐇🌸📖

#BookNerd 💙📚🤓

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💛💛 2mo
vkois88 Carry On and HP 💛💛💛 2mo
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AnansiGirl
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The steps are steep and full of “No Trespassing” warnings.

A sunny 63°F/17°C day spent on the trails for nearly 2 hours. I didn‘t download an audiobook, but instead the Game of Thrones season 2 score entertained my ears.

#litsywalkers @kaye

Kaye Pretty sketchy looking steps ! Good thing you didn‘t try them. They look a bit wobbly. Neat picture though. 2mo
AnansiGirl @kaye thank you 😊 I stayed put on the paved and flat trail. 2mo
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