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A Storm of Swords
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
THE BOOK BEHIND THE THIRD SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO. A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK THREE Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, victim of the sorceress who holds him in her thrall. Young Robb still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons left in the world. And as opposing forces maneuver for the final showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost limits of civilization, accompanied by a horde of mythical Othersa supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, [George R. R.] Martin is by far the best. In fact . . . this is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien.Time Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.The New York Times One of the best series in the history of fantasy.Los Angeles Times
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MotherOfCats
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I‘m kicking myself for reading half this book a few years back, but never finishing 🤦🏻‍♀️ Now I need to start over… Bella is obviously judging me too… #BellatrixLeCat #CatsOfLitsy

Leftcoastzen Beautiful Bella! 3mo
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roronoazoro
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I enjoyed A Storm of Swords so much more than A Clash of Kings, what an exciting book.
The ending got me so excited for the next one, can‘t wait to know more about Cat and how is she alive again.

Full Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4599832180
#GameOfThrones #ASOIAF #ASongOfIceAndFire

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roronoazoro

“Remember that, Sansa, when you come to play the game."
"What…what game?"
"The only game. The game of thrones."

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roronoazoro

“My skin has turned to porcelain, to ivory, to steel.”

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roronoazoro

“Dracarys?
It means ‘dragonfire‘ in High Valyrian. I wanted to choose a command that no one was like to utter by chance.”

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JuliaTheBookNerd
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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Part 2/3 of shelf 3/21 of my bookshelf tour 😬

Favorite book of this bunch is tagged 🥰

#BookshelfTour #GeorgeRRMartin #JamesSACorey #StephenKing #StephenLawhead #ErinSterling

#BookNerd 🤓💙📚

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Branwen
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#tarottakeover @ErinSueMreads

Today's card is the five of Wands which demonstrates conflict and internal strife. My choice for this prompt is Tyrion Lannister, specifically in book three of the series because this is where things really come to a head between him and his father. 🦁💕

ErinSueMreads Lord almighty....that's an understatement. Literally could not have picked a book with more strife 😂 9mo
Branwen @ErinSueMreads RIGHT?! 🤣😂 9mo
ErinSueMreads The trauma I have experienced at the hands of George RR Martin over the years...phew. 9mo
Branwen @ErinSueMreads Same, girl, SAME! And we still keep coming back for more! 📚💕 9mo
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Gingerbikerchick
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This book was also good and close to the show with mild variations as I recall and continued with the character chapters. I seem to recall some character chapters weren‘t even mentioned from the first book. New ones started but it wasn‘t until book 3 that some came back. I only got half way through number 3. It was good but started varying more from the show or the timeline was different and I just never finished. They are long reads.

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aimee23
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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Pickpick

1,045 pages! One of the longest books I've ever read. A lot has happened in this book including Joffrey's death, the Red Wedding and so much battles. Looking forward to read the next one!

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BarkingMadRead
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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#bookspin I had a hard time deciding, so there‘s 23 this month! @TheAromaofBooks

RaeLovesToRead GRRM, Neil Gaiman and Stuart Turton... 3 of my faves! Enjoy! 😊 1y
MyNamesParadise I just started Billy Summers last night! I‘m really liking it so far! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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aimee23
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aimee23
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Been raining since yesterday. Wasn't able to go to work. It's time to read a book with a cup of SwissMiss! 🤓 #SweaterWeather

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aimee23
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin

"... once the cow's been milked, there's no squirting the cream back up her udder." -Lady Olenna, A Storm of Swords ??

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aimee23
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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Weekend Reads!

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Oumaaa
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Masterpiece of a book 👌

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aimee23
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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Oh, how I love Game of Thrones!

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aimee23
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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"The miracle of fiction is this: It can make us care about the lives of people who never were, except as shadows and make-believe in an author's mind. It makes us invest ourselves in them." -Neil Gaiman

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Leftcoastzen
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#curiouscovers #green I read the first book in the series & watched the HBO series all the way through.
Hope to get back to reading the books .

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved it!! 💚📚💚 1y
Eggs Pretty pic 💚📗✅ 1y
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erinachu
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#bookspinbingo
In this installment, we witnessed the death of two sisters, one great and another absolutely crazy. To add further insult to injury, Catelyn didn't even remain dead. She doesn't even get to rest with her husband. 😭 But THANKFULLY Joffrey, the mad and mad king, is dead. Thank the gods! Both the Old and the New.

Also, Sansa's story line continues to break my heart. She is beauty, she is grace, and she is also very, very smart.

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erinachu
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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*John Mulaney voice* Why buy the cow when you can have the milk for free?

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erinachu
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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#bookreport and #weeklyforecast
📚 The Golden Compass - done. Second book for #bookspinbingo and LOVED IT. I'm putting the second book on June's bookspinbingo card
📚 A Storm of Swords - 83% done. Just getting to Sansa's arrival in the Fingers. Can't believe that Tyrion's trial is STILL NOT OVER.
🎧The Library Book - 78% done. I normally don't read books like these but this one is very well written. #doublespin
🎧The Last Black Unicorn - up next

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erinachu
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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Not pictured: my chocolate almond milk shaken espresso 😋 reading while everyone naps between graduation and fancy dinner

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bookstoregoblin
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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Visiting Westeros and sewing felt potion bottles stuffed with catnip for the various cats in my life. 🧪🐈‍⬛ #craftyreads #nowlistening #gameofthrones

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Awk_Word_Smith
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Pickpick

This was a hard read. I knew I‘d get to the Red Wedding. So I slogged through. I nearly ended it after that but the continuation of Jon Snow‘s storyline compelled me to keep going. I thought I‘d just get through this book, then just watch the TV show even though we all know it begins to stray from the books. But dammit if Martin didn‘t build up the momentum right through the Epilogue. So apparently I “know nothing”. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of 5

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Awk_Word_Smith
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Almost 33 hours into this audiobook and only 69% done! Only 14 hours, 40 minutes left to go! 😳

451Degrees Pretty sure this is where I gave up in the series😂 2y
Awk_Word_Smith @451Degrees I‘m really close to throwing in the towel and just watching the HBO series. 2y
451Degrees @Awk_Word_Smith honestly that‘s what happened to me and I‘m perfectly glad I did so😆 2y
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julesG I gave up during the first book. It felt like an 800-pages long prologue. I ended up just watching the show. 2y
Awk_Word_Smith @julesG I‘m determined to finish this one but after that I think I‘m out! 2y
DGRachel I read through the book after this one, but I haven‘t picked up the 5th book yet. George seems in no hurry to finish the series, so I‘m in no hurry to read what has been published. I loved the ending to Storm, but I hated how he decided to split Feast of Crows and Dance with Dragons. 2y
Awk_Word_Smith @DGRachel Maybe that‘s the approach to take, BTH tho I‘m not sure even George knows how to wrap up a story. 😂 2y
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Awk_Word_Smith
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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More snow in the forecast for the next couple of days. I mean if you have to stay inside because of the pandemic at least there‘s audiobooks from NYPL and snow!

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Awk_Word_Smith
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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No COVID testing today in NYC. ~sigh~

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Awk_Word_Smith
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Tucked away in the North Woods of Central Park is this tranquil waterfall. Normally I walk by it on my lunch break walks in the woods. Today it was a hike in 17 inches of snow. Still the soft crashing of icy water on cold stones seemed a fitting respite to listen to the Red Wedding.

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Branwen
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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Look what arrived today! AHHHHHH IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL! 😍 I am a huge sucker for these illustrated editions! 💕📚

The_Penniless_Author Best of all the ASOIAF books, in my opinion 2y
Branwen @The_Penniless_Author Same! It's my favorite of the series! 💕📚 2y
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BacklistReader
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Finished this one a couple days ago. I really like this series.

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vivastory
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The illustrated edition of book 3 of Martin's saga of political maneuvering & backstabbing will be published, wait for it.... Election Day! Well played, Bantam. 🐺🗡🍷
#NorthRemembers #VOTE

Branwen I didn't even realize the significance of the publication date! 😂🤣👏 I can't wait for my copy to come in! 2y
vivastory @Branwen I'm planning on picking up my copy after I vote. Really looking forward to sitting down with all three illustrated editions & flipping through them! 2y
MsMelissa Wait a minute. I didn‘t even realize the second book‘s illustrated edition had been released 😂 2y
vivastory @Book_Fiend_Melissa It had received mixed reviews. Admittedly I don't like it as much as the first book, but I think it is still def worth getting. Some of the reviews about it I read online that made me hesitate turned out to be completely false, too. I think someone said that all of the illustrations were compiled in the middle of the book & not interspersed throughout. Not true. I think it's worth picking up... 2y
MsMelissa Good to know. I have the first one, and had hoped to collect the whole set once they are all available. 2y
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Hlvanpaemel
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Enjoying the books as much as the tv series is definitely a new thing for me. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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BacklistReader
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Maybe I‘ll actually be able to finish this one... 🤷‍♀️🤞

#OutstandingOctober

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck and enjoy 😊 2y
BacklistReader @Andrew65 thanks! I‘ve got around 400 pages left so I should be able to do it. Just need to sit down and actually do it. 2y
Andrew65 You can do it 👍 2y
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BacklistReader
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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Bad Guy by Billie Eilish

Villians

Are they villains? Or just misunderstood.

#beatthebacklist #beatthebacklist2020 #btboctober20

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BacklistReader
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Decided to participate in @Andrew65 ‘s #SuperSeptember.

My goal is to get at least halfway through A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin and then complete either Mocking Jay by Suzanne Collins or The Dragon Empress by Marina Warner

Andrew65 Some great reading ahead! 2y
BacklistReader @Andrew65 I thought so too 2y
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Branwen
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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#tarottakeover #thehermit @Meaw_catlady @ErinSueMreads

So for this tarot prompt I am going with Tyrion Lannister, specifically because of his actions in this book. After committing patricide he leaves King's Landing to begins his journey of self discovery. He realizes his family will always be toxic so he leaves them to go in search of the Queen of dragons! 🐉💖 Tyrion is such an amazing character and I love how he stays true to himself!

Meaw_catlady Have I told you that I have never read game of thrones or watched the show???? 2y
Branwen @Meaw_catlady Whaaaaaaaa?! 😲 No way! I don't think you ever told me that! Is it something you ever want to read in the future you think? Or is it not really your thing? Don't even bother with the show. They ruined everything in the last season. Poor @DaveGreen7777 had to listen to me rage/cuss about it for WEEKS after they aired the final episode! 🤣😂 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira @Meaw_catlady me neither 😉🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
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ErinSueMreads Poor @DaveGreen7777 I swear he holds us all together 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I raged and cussed about the first two seasons of the show then stopped watching 🤣🤣🤣 great choice for book though. It's definitely a different take on the card but I think it's perfect. 2y
Branwen @ErinSueMreads He really does hold is all together! 😁💕 2y
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen @ErinSueMreads @Meaw_catlady BWAH-HA-HA!!! Oh. I have my rage moments, too! Becky had to hear me drop the F-bomb for the very first time during an episode of Star Trek Voyager when I heard who was made captain in Janeway‘s absence... I have very strong emotions when it comes to Star Trek! 😁🖖 2y
ErinSueMreads HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! That's the best thing I've heard all day. @Branwen @DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady Rachel regularly drops the f bomb during star trek 🤣🤣🤣🤣 2y
DaveGreen7777 @ErinSueMreads @Branwen @Meaw_catlady HA HA! I don‘t think it‘s humanly possible to watch episodes like “Spock‘s Brain” and not drop an f-bomb! That word just fits so perfectly for reactions to that episode, especially in phrases like “WHAT THE F*** WAS WRONG WITH THESE WRITERS” 😂🤣😂 2y
Meaw_catlady @ErinSueMreads @DaveGreen7777 @Branwen it‘s easy to get passionate about Star Trek okay!!!!!!! I will FIGHT people who disrespect it hahah 2y
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady @ErinSueMreads I will NEVER forget that moment you first dropped the f bomb watching star trek together! I'm pretty sure I laughed throughout the rest of the episode! 🤣😂 2y
AloeMantis I really like the character picks, each and a few times again for The Game of Thrones Tarot. -- I've given in to watching the full show, while waiting on the eventually coming Winds of Winter. 2y
Branwen @AlobelThee How are you enjoying the show versus the books? I'm so impatient for Winds of Winter to come out! 2y
AloeMantis I enjoyed the show, but wasn't quite ready to have my own vision of the book characters changed a bit; always hoping to read it all first. 😄 Watching started with some free seasons on the Rogers Ignite TV, and seeking out the DVDs. 2y
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Rothdell
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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Let‘s go!! I got my tote and my Book of the Month (Mexican Gothic) but still got awhile out on my ASOIAF book

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Rothdell
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You already know I keep that thing on me while I donate my plasma!

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Rothdell
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Had a nice evening reading outside. All these people in surrounding areas are lighting off fireworks like bottle rockets or shimmers. Happy July 1st! PG 142

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Bakingbookworm
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ - This massive 3rd book in the popular Fantasy series took me FIVE weeks to finish. When I normally read 3 books/week, that's like forevah! But I did it and I'm glad I did. A detailed story and world building, this is a great series. I'm just thankful I had the HBO series in my mind as I tried to keep track of the story lines & many, many characters.

My Review: https://bit.ly/AStormOfSwordsReview

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Rothdell
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Loooove me some Tyrion! I don‘t know if he‘s my favorite character yet, because they‘re so many great ones... Anyways, this chapter was intense! It ended with Tywin saying to Tyrion, on page 53, that, “You are done with whores. The next one I find in your bed, I‘ll hang.”

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Rothdell
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Hey y‘all! I‘m back! Took some time to be reflect and value what really matters. Got my life back on track. Even felt good enough to take a selfie, which took me many many many attempts. Anyways, my lovely girlfriend got me closer to finish the ASOIAF series by getting me this book. It feels good to feel good again.

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erinachu
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#bookreport #weeklyforecast
🎧The Ten Thousand Doors of January - finished. Enjoyed.
🎧Stardust - finished. LOVED. Craving more like this one.
🎧The Woman in Cabin 10 - 20% finished. I already don't like the main character. Only 9 more hours of the audiobook to go 🙄
📚 A Storm of Swords - 46.4% finished. I am SO BEHIND. I may not finish for #bookspin .
Overall, my books for last week and this week have travelling themes. ❤

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erinachu
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#bookreport #weeklyforecast
It has not been a good week for reading, but I finished watching Silicon Valley and Itaewon Class and had a successful protein purification 😁
📚 A Storm of Swords - 40.4% done. A little behind to finish for #bookspin but I'll catch up!
🎧 The Ten Thousand Doors of January - 18.4% done. I am not really liking this book so far. I hope it picks up.

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OrangeMooseReads
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Not bad. These books could be a whole lot shorter in my opinion, they are good and decently written. There are words and parts that should have been completely omitted or changed.
I want to know what happens and now I HAVE TO KNOW what happens with the way Martin ended this book 😮
I‘m curious to watch the show now too.

Lylah Agreed. Could probably lose a hundred pages or so just taking out meal descriptions. 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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Oil Change is way over due. A little time alone with my book.
#audioadulting

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OrangeMooseReads
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Back in the office today for a bit 😔 at least I have time to listen to my book 🤷🏻‍♀️

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erinachu
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Well, this will be a busy month of reading! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3y
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OrangeMooseReads
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