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A Dance with Dragons
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin
GAME OF THRONES: A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO. Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series--as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVE In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance--beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind. Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way to Daenerys. But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys's claim to Westeros forever. Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone--a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, will face his greatest challenge. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice. From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all.
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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

Remember who you are, what you were made to be. Remember your words.

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

Home was all I ever wanted.

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Zoes_Human
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If I lived anywhere near his bookstore, I would come in every. damn. day. and ask “Excuse me, do you have book six of A Song and Fire and Ice, yet?“

TV producing motherfucker. How about you add “I finished my damn series“ to your resume?

Hooked_on_books 😆 No wonder he‘s not done yet! 2mo
Reggie Lololol 2mo
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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

She did not feel beautiful. She felt old, used, filthy, ugly. There were stretch marks on her belly from the children she had borne, and her breasts were not as firm as they had been when she was younger.

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

Words are wind. Words cannot hurt me.

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

My face is a dark pool, hiding everything, showing nothing.

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

I have no heart. I only have a hole.
--Arya

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Pickpick

This is my review for a book I just finished reading. Now, I will be waiting for the Winds Of Winter like everyone else. I‘m not ready to let go of this world yet so I will be reading #aknightofthesevenkingdoms next.

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kelli7990
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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

It was my home, though. Not a true home, but the best I ever knew.

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

No one. I am no one.

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MicheleCroft
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I want to live forever in a land where summer lasts a thousand years. I want a castle in the clouds where I can look down over the world. I want to be six-and-twenty again.
--Big Bucket Wull

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

Would she never have a friend that she could trust?

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

Men live their lives trapped in an eternal present, between the mists of memory and the sea of shadow that is all we know of the days to come. Certain moths live their whole lives in a day, yet to them that little span of time must seem as long as years and decades do to us. An oak may live three hundred years, a redwood tree three thousand. To them seasons pass in the flutter of a moth's wing, and past, present, and future are one.
-Lord Brynden

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

Time is different for a tree than for a man. Sun and soil and water, these are the things a tree understands, not days and years and centuries. For men, time is a river. We are trapped in its flow, hurtling from past to present, always in the same direction. The lives of trees are different. They root and grow and die in one place, and that river does not move them. The oak is the acorn, the acorn is the oak.
--Lord Brynden

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
--Jojen

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

You have to wake right now, or you'll go dreaming into death.

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

He does not love me, will never love me, but he will make use of me. Well and good.

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

I am fat, and many think that makes me weak and foolish.
--Lord Wyman

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TamAnder
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin
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Miss the show. Wish Martin would‘ve finished the books in time for the series storyline to follow it more closely.

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TheSpineView
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Look what came today. Love it! This lovely t-shirt @Clwojick designed for me! I was totally not expecting the extras. I ❤ bookmarks! Thank you so much! BTW I love red. Today has felt like Christmas!

Clwojick So glad you liked it! ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 5mo
TheSpineView I wasn't the only one. My dog had to see if it was for her. Hence the photo bomb.🤣 5mo
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Books_n_Whatnot
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

“You are the blood of the dragon. You can make a hat.”
-Daenerys

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Books_n_Whatnot
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

“Light our fire and protect us from the dark, blah blah, light our way and keep us toasty warm, the night is dark and full of terrors, save us from the scary things, and blah blah blah some more.”
-Tyrion

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Books_n_Whatnot
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

“She wants fire, and Dorne sent her mud. You could make a poultice out of mud to cool a fever. You could plant seeds in mud and grow a crop to feed your children. Mud would nourish you, where fire would only consume you, but fools and children and young girls would choose fire every time.”
-Barristan Selmy

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Books_n_Whatnot
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All caught up and I liked this one a lot! Tyrion‘s plot was super exciting and different from the show so it felt fresh. I ended up loving Quentyn Martell. Unfortunately, he got exactly what he went to Meereen for: “Fire and blood.” Finally, it is buckwild to me that Arya has these warg-like abilities that weren‘t even mentioned in the show! I guess I‘ll read the prequel while waiting for The Winds of Winter since GRRM is taking his sweet time.

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MicheleCroft
A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin

I carry mine own sorrows with me, everywhere I go.

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JessClark78
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1. This is actually a reread. Hoping to finish by the end of the month.
2. Not really. Probably just more reading and watching movies.
3. Chocolate Chip
4. I played the trumpet in elementary/middle school.
5. 🖤🖤🖤

#FriYAYintro

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TamAnder
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I stopped reading this series when the show started to consume my evening reading time and then time spent in conversation ...and finally all the time in debate and fan theory discussion (sigh), but I find myself becoming nostalgic for the good ole days of GoT. Decided to pick up where I left off.

KristenDuck Listening to A Game of Thrones right now! 6mo
TamAnder @KristenDuck - Were you a fan of the show? I fell into watching that after starting the book series as a way to keep the characters straight in my head. Thankfully it was early on in the first season. 6mo
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I kind of love that I finished reading A Dance with Dragons while in the air. The characters have become so much more complex. The protagonists have many dimensions and while you love to root for them, some of their decisions make you uncomfortable. The “villains” are just as interesting, sometimes more, and at times you find yourself kinda rooting for them too! I‘m thrilled there are two more installments coming out.. not soon enough!

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
Ruth7 Thank you! I was excited to hear about this app. It‘s as amazing as I was told! 6mo
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BookwormAHN
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This book leaves a lot of cliffhangers. Most were summed up in the show, except that season 5 and book 5 seem to deviate in a lot of places. It makes me wonder if some of characters in the books that are not in the show come to a dead end. Valar Morghulis 🐺🐉🦁
#neverendingseries #GrowUp #BBRC @LibrarianRyan
#GoTcad @BookwormM I'm ready for our discussion when ever you and the rest are.
First book for #BFCr3 @wanderinglynn

LibrarianRyan ❤️😁👍🏻 7mo
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JessClark78
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I had planned on rereading all these books before the final GoT season aired. That didn‘t happen so I took a short break. About to get started on this to finish up. ⚔️⚔️⚔️

Erofan 😍 7mo
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Sarahandhella
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I was listening to the tagged book when I went into my second bedroom (aka library) looking for my kitten who had become mysteriously quiet. And found Marvel snug as a bug behind my books. Love her even if she eventually knocks them out. ☺️

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laurenduke300
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I really did it this time! 📚🥳🍻🎉 #24in48

LitDrivenGirl Congratulations 📚🤗!!!!! 7mo
24in48 Amazing! 7mo
biblio_ginger Yay! Congrats! 😁 7mo
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Megabooks Congratulations!! 💃🏻💃🏻😎😎 7mo
Simona 👏👏👏Congratulations❣️ 7mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 7mo
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laurenduke300
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This is my favorite book from this weekend. Still nowhere near finishing it, but that‘s just another reason why it‘s so good! #24in48 hour 42 challenge

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Skeebies05
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Finally on to the last (available) book! Its been a rocky road. High highs and low lows. Here‘s hoping it ends on a high! And come on, lets get back to Tyrion!

Lady_Tigana_20 Tyrion is my favorite. He definitely has a bunch of chapters in book five. 7mo
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laurenduke300
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My horrible morning face with my first book of #24in48. SFF is my favorite genre and this is one of my favorite series! Hour 6 challenge.

Lauram It‘s not a horrible morning face!! You look great! 7mo
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laurenduke300
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Starting off #24in48 with this book that I‘ve been meaning to read for years. So excited!

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Varshitha
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Mehso-so

Finally, managed to finish the series. The last two books were boring and dragged a lot but helped me get out an year long reading slump.. struggling to pick the next book as brain is still stuck in the GOT world..

Redwritinghood I loved the whole series until this one. I only read about a third of it when it first came out, then put it aside and never picked it back up. 7mo
Varshitha @Redwritinghood Yea,, this took me the longest to finish. I just couldnt leave it unread, had to know what happens.. 7mo
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SoniaC
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So at long last I have finished these books. At least until the next one comes out. If it ever comes out.

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js0315
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Pickpick

Forgot to mention I finally finished this for the third time.

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TrishB
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#icedance
Waiting (im)patiently George 😁
#maymoviemagic

Caroline2 Ohhh yes!! Have you seen the TV series ending yet? I‘m hoping George comes up with a better ending! 👍🏻 9mo
TrishB @Caroline2 I‘m hoping so! 9mo
Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
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rretzler Me too! 😔 9mo
rretzler I feel as though there is a remote possibility of The Winds of Winter, but little hope for A Dream of Spring, given his age and the time it has taken him to write 4, 5, and 6! 😢 9mo
TrishB @rretzler unless they‘re already there in the cupboard just waiting!! 9mo
rretzler In an interview recently, he swears they‘re not and I tend to believe he‘s probably telling the truth, although I‘m certainly hoping he‘s not! It took a long time between 4&5 and with being busy with the show, the time between 5&6 seems similar. Who knows? I‘m not holding my breath!🤣 9mo
MicheleinPhilly This comment is completely unrelated but I did a thing with Amazon UK and have been stocking up on cheap series books so give me ALL the recommendations. 😬🤫 9mo
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly I‘m on it! In work now but will be back 😁 9mo
MicheleinPhilly Will look forward to it. Thanks love! 😘 9mo
rohit-sawant Hahaha 🙌🏼 I'm hoping to start reading the series soon! 9mo
gradcat @rohit-sawant You & I must be the only people IN THE WORLD who haven‘t read these—I haven‘t even watched the television show (*great big gasp*)! 😲 9mo
rohit-sawant @gradcat 😄 I was in the same boat and only got on board after it was three seasons in. People making a fuss when someone mentions not having watched it is quite eye-rolley. It's refreshing to come across anyone who hasn't given into the hype. On a similar note, I've also yet to read the Harry Potter books which I'm really looking forward to! 9mo
TrishB @gradcat @rohit-sawant read/watch when you‘re ready 😁 so worth it. 9mo
gradcat @rohit-sawant I love that: eye-rolley! So true! And ditto me on Harry Potter—haven‘t read the books & haven‘t seen the movies! My heavens! So sorry @TrishB ... maybe someday.... 9mo
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AnansiGirl
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#MayScavengerHunt
•with multiple points of view
•where a character dies
•is part of a series

@Clwojick @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid

Clwojick Woohoo! 9mo
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mjdowens
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This game is played so much in this book I swear I could almost play it by now. Let‘s get to war! 🐉

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AlobelThee
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My parents caught on to the Crave TV demos of Game of Thrones, found with Rogers Ignite as a new TV setup. That allows Seasons 1 & 2 for free, before the rest needs a subscription. Mom & Dad were okay with skipping on to S5 on sale at Walmart. 😄 I helped them out with S6 & 7 as well. -- That's going faster and somewhat alternative to the reading.. I might wait a bit more here with reading A Dance with Dragon, until Winter does start to arrive. 😜

rretzler I am also waiting for Winds of Winter (for both watching beyond S5 and for a reread)...but I think it may be a looooonnnnggg wait. (Even more than it already has been)😫. 9mo
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TuesdayReviews
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With #GameOfThrones drawing to a close, I am revisiting the book series. A Dance with Dragons has obvious issues, although perhaps not as bad as the long wait for book 6 makes them seem. My full review - https://everydayshouldbetuesday.wordpress.com/2019/05/14/revisiting-george-r-r-m...

DylanT Finally someone is willing to be honest about just how bad Dance of Dragons is. I really disliked this book, but not as much as Feast for Crows. That was a REALLy bad book. Such as shame after how good the first 3 books were... 9mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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I‘m done!! 🎉🎉🎉

This series was a commitment, with ups and downs, but overall, I enjoyed it. ADWD started out rather terribly, but drew me in about 1/3 of the way through. It was still a slow journey that I probably won‘t repeat.

#seriesread #pop19 #imaginarycreature

#BFC #bookfitnesschallenge

#MayScavengerHunt : dog in it (Ramsay‘s hounds), >300 pgs, multiple POV, made into 🎥 (b/c some episodes are as long as a movie!), character dies

4thhouseontheleft And now the wait begins... 😂😂 9mo
TrishB This one could have done with a good edit! 9mo
Soubhiville I love your collection! 9mo
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4thhouseontheleft @TrishB It definitely needed editing! 9mo
4thhouseontheleft @Soubhiville Thanks! Varys is our newest. 😃 (edited) 9mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 👏🏻 9mo
TheSpineView Congrats! A good accomplishment! 9mo
SumisBooks Very nice! ❣️ 9mo
Marina_h Congrats! Will you be reading the rest of the series if the books ever gets published? 9mo
BookwormAHN Congrats, I'm working my way through that last book as well 👏🏻 9mo
kspenmoll Congrats! 9mo
4thhouseontheleft @BookwormAHN I thought the beginning was really, really slow, but I finally got more into it. 9mo
Marmie7 That's awesome! I finished the series last month and am now reading fire and blood. Targaryen history, definitely not boring! 9mo
BookwormAHN It is slow, but getting better. 9mo
Caterina You did it!!! 👏 🙌 🎉 Yay!! 9mo
TheSpineView 👏 9mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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Maybe, just maybe, I will finish this book today. 183 pages to go. 🤞🤞

@wanderinglynn would this be able to count towards the #bookfitnesschallenge? I wasn‘t sure if books started before today can be included.

wanderinglynn Yes, as long as you complete them within the 6 weeks. 9mo
SaturnDoo That drink looks so refreshing 😍 9mo
BooknerdsLife You can do it! 🤗🤗💖 9mo
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4thhouseontheleft @wanderinglynn Ok, thanks! I've been reading this 1,100 page chunkster for 2 weeks, I better finish soon! 😃@Saturndoo it's really yummy! It's a bit cooler here today, I needed a reminder that summer is just around the corner! @Booknerdslife Not if I spend all day on Litsy! 😂 😂 9mo
BooknerdsLife @4thhouseontheleft Hahaaaa 🤣🤣🤣 like what I‘m doing right now? 😆 instead of reading before bed? 😅🙈 9mo
Cathythoughts I‘m very tempted to start this book series... also tempted by the refreshing look of your drink 9mo
Velvetfur This is a lovely photo ❤️ 9mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cathythoughts It's had its ups and downs, but I'm glad I've read the series! I'll also be glad to move on, it was a major commitment! 😂 9mo
Kaye 💖 9mo
Chrissyreadit Your drink looks so yummy! 9mo
Caterina You can do it!! 👍 9mo
4thhouseontheleft @Caterina Got home from date night and immediately picked up the book again! Only two more chapters to go but I got this 😕look from my hubby. But only for a moment, he knows not to come between me and the end of a book. 😂 😂 9mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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I finally reached the one and only Jaime chapter in ADWD! 😮😮

300 pages to go...

#gameofthrones #gotcad

KathyWheeler Jaime went from being one of the characters I hated the most to being one of my favorites. (edited) 10mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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An afternoon training I had today finished early, so I‘m taking some me time with an aperol spritz before I go home. ☺️ I‘m also in one of the Charlotte neighborhoods we are considering moving to, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to check out the vibe. We‘re getting tired of the suburbs.

RvnclawWhovian Love a good aperol spritz! 10mo
TrishB @RvnclawWhovian me too 👍🏻 10mo
hilded Ah, my favourite summer drink 🍹 10mo
4thhouseontheleft @RvnclawWhovian @TrishB I walked in planning to get a cappuccino, until I saw aperol spritz on the Sunday special list. 🎉🎉 with the ☀️ peeking through the clouds, I took it as a sign to order one of my fave summer 🍹. 😃 10mo
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