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'Salem's Lot
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
Stephen Kings second novel, the classic vampire bestseller SALEMS LOT, tells the story of evil in small-town America. For the first time in a major trade edition, this terrifying novel is accompanied by previously unpublished material from Kings archive, two short stories, and eerie photographs that bring Kings fictional darkness and evil to vivid life. When Stephen Kings classic thrillerSALEMS LOT hit the stands in 1975, it thrilled and terrified millions of readers with tales of demonic evil in small-town America. Now, thirty years later and still scaring readers witless, SALEMS LOT reemerges in a brilliant new edition, complete with photographs, fifty pages of deleted and alternate scenes, and two short stories related to the events of the novel. While the original edition of SALEMS LOT will forever be a premier horror classic, SALEMS LOT: ILLUSTRATED EDITION, with the inclusion of material from Kings archive, is destined to become a classic in its own right and a must-have for all Stephen King fans. In this edition, the hair-raising story of Jerusalems Lot, a small town in Maine whose inhabitants succumb to the evil allure of a new resident, is told as the author envisioned it, complete with fifty pages of alternate and deleted scenes. With a new introduction by the author, two short stories related to the events and residents of Jerusalems Lot, the lavishly creepy photographs of Jerry Uelsmann, and a stunning new page design, this edition brings the story to life in words and pictures as never before. No library will be complete without this ideal collectors item for any King aficionado, the definitive illustrated edition of the great SALEMS LOT.
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BookBoggart
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Had to screenshot this bad boy from my insta cause I deleted all my photo tries. This.was part of my day. Very relaxing and nice. This show though, season 2, like tf!
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#muchlove #stephenking #castlerock #timmies #canadian

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Balibee146
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1. Done
2. Hmmmm the power to heal others
3. Libra
4. Long early morning dogwalk, prep business invoices, get my boys haircuts, attack laundry pile (possibly without a blowtorch 😅), general housework cos I want a lazy Sunday!
5. I'm spreading it bye bye 💋💋

#friyayintro @howjessreads

MidnightBookGirl I am all about blowtorching piles of laundry!
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Bookzombie That‘s a lovely pick for a superpower. 💗 2w
Balibee146 @MidnightBookGirl 👍😈🔥🔥 2w
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BoleyBooks
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #boleybooks #booklove #stephenking

Freespirit Great read... very atmospheric! 3w
Rissreads My first ever Stephen King book, I think I was 15 or 16? It's fantastic! 3w
BoleyBooks @Rissreads this edition was fun...it has deleted scenes and commentary.. 3w
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JenlovesJT47
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This definitely gets a pick from me, and I‘m glad I read the climax of the book during broad daylight! 😱 It was a little slow getting going but once I finally got hooked, it was hard to put it down. 4.5⭐️ for me, as I feel like the first 200 pages or so are bogged down with too many characters, which gets confusing. Regardless, I‘d highly recommend this!

#StephenKing

Bklover I loved this one! 1mo
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KitKat20
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Stephen King really took his time to set up the characters and atmosphere of the town in this book. It creates suspense not just for the character, but around them as well. It shows the reader that danger is everywhere and anything could happen when they least expect it to.

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Xhex
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Loved it!

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rohit-sawant
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"They did not look out their windows. No matter what noises or dreadful possibilities, no matter how awful the unknown, there was an even worse thing: to look the Gorgon in the face."
#HorrorCoverCrush
Book 4

LeahBergen I think this was the edition I read as a teenager! 😬 2mo
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Chili
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#ChillingPhotoChallenge #scarahlon #TeamStoker #7 Read a book with a vampire in it. The book has a vampire in it and fits the team theme.

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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NomiReads
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“There was something about the atmosphere of this place that took the heart out of you and made you no good”

“It was from her spinal cord, a much older network of nerves and ganglia, that the black dread emanated in waves”

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NomiReads
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I‘ve had a hit-or-miss experience with a Stephen King: I enjoyed The Shining and Pet Semetary (and slept with the hall light on for days afterwards both times!), but slogged through The Stand and It. Salem‘s Lot started out slowly for me, but once I hit 100 pages I felt sucked into the story and raced through close to 500 pages in an afternoon. I will be sleeping with the hall light on again tonight!

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Liatrek
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This was good but I can‘t say it scared me. It was intense in sections and I liked the characters. #TeamSlaughter #scarathlon
@Clwojick #ScaryScavengerHunt #vampire 2 points team theme + 1 point for scavenger hunt

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MartinaLove
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#chillingphotochallenge day 6: Vampire

Salem's Lot came to my mind immediately.

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick

+1 participation

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hermioneshandbag
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And so the argument was begun, progressing more in the silences than in the speeches, like a chess game played by mail.

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KitKat20
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The main protagonist, Benjamin Mears, seems to be a mystery of a person. Stephen King provides very little information about the character other than that he is a writer and he has suffered a recent tragedy of some kind. He at first seems like an average guy, but further into the story he starts to reveal more dark and disturbing information about himself and his past.

Kaitlyn_H Sounds really interesting. I might have to find myself a copy of this book soon. 2mo
HBox20 I like dark and disturbing. Might give this a read? 2mo
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Liatrek
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Come-read-with-me @Liatrek 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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maleahrae
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Liatrek
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Happy Sunday reading 😊🍂🍂🍂 #TeamSlaughter #scarathlon
@Clwojick

Linsy Nice 🍂 2mo
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Tera0707
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I can officially say I have added another book of Stephen King‘s that I really enjoyed! I had some creepy-ass dreams while reading this too 😱 (pic was from this morning... when I felt like I was stuck in the 70ish %)

Liatrek I just started this one and I‘m already nervous about dream impact. 2mo
vivastory This is one of my favorite King titles 2mo
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TrishB Love this book! 2mo
LoverOfLearning I have never read a Steven King book. There's so many. What title would you recommend I start with? 1mo
Tera0707 @LoverOfLearning For me personally, I tend to prefer his shorter books. The Green Mile is wonderful! I also loved Carrie, Misery, Dolores Claiborne. His short story collections are pretty good (Everything‘s Eventual is probably my favorite for his short stories) 1mo
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Liatrek
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The Dark Tower series were the first Stephen King books I read and Salem‘s Lot was of course mentioned. I absolutely loved those books and I‘m super excited to start this one. I am nervous about the scare factor but here goes 😱 #TeamSlaughter #scarathlon
@Clwojick

MrBook It‘s a scary one! Love this book. 2mo
Tera0707 Yes! Prepared to be creeped out! 2mo
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Kimberlone
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Some quintessential #horror reads from the quintessential horror writer. If I finish Dracula in a timely manner I am hoping to get to the tagged book before the end of the month.

#Scarathlon #TeamStoker #ChillingPhotoChallenge @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
MrT If you can find the Illustrated edition it has deleted chapters that didn‘t make the final cut. 2mo
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Tera0707
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This morning Libby estimated about two weeks. Got an email this afternoon that it was available to me. Here we go...

KathyWheeler I hope you enjoy it. It actually gave me feelings of dread. It‘s an excellent vampire story. 2mo
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NatalieR
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Day 6 - #7days7covers #covercrush @Chrys Do you want to play? Post a cover you love each day for 7 days. No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day.

JoScho This is a good one-so creepy 🖤 2mo
GripLitGrl Love the cover of this version 2mo
NatalieR @JoScho One of my favorites! 🧛🏻‍♂️ 2mo
NatalieR @GripLitGrl It‘s the special edition by Cemetery Dance. Love that house! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Creepy! 2mo
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Amaryie
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My September TBR. Currently reading the Tagged book.

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Readergrrl
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🧙🏼‍♀️ Black Tea

🧙🏼‍♀️Fiction is my fave, but captivating nonfiction is great!

🧙🏼‍♀️ Dark AND Light! I love reading stories that highlight the need of one for the other.

🧙🏼‍♀️🐱 and 🐶

🧙🏼‍♀️ Tarot

🧙🏼‍♀️ mostly Story but I am curious about Practice

🧙🏼‍♀️Plants (though I find crystals lovely to have)

🧙🏼‍♀️ North!!

#basicwitchswap

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Arkrayder
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I love Salem‘s Lot. I read it when I was 10 in one night. Freaked me out but I couldn‘t stop reading until I knew the end. An all time favorite. Re-reading this book was like a walk down memory lane. All the old friends are there and even though it‘s 2019 the book hasn‘t aged a bit for me. This was the book I read before the first three Dark Tower books and it still affects me the same way. I‘m grateful time has been kind to the narrative.

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LiterarySloth
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1. Salem‘s Lot (scariest Stephen King book I‘ve ever read, so far)
2. Teleportation
3. ♊️
4. Work! But it‘s going to be quiet so I brought a book. 😏
5. I assume this means tag, and since I just found a fellow true crime reader, I‘ll go with @ljuliel

#friyayintro

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jb72
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1. ‘Salem‘s Lot
2. Eat all the ice cream I want and stay thin
3. Scorpio
4. Reading and snacking
5. @AceOnRoam @JaclynW
#Friyayintro

Leftcoastzen That is the best super power ever!🍦🍨🍦🍨🍦🍨 4mo
Leftcoastzen That is the best super power ever!🍦🍨🍦🍨🍦🍨 4mo
AceOnRoam Thanks for tagging me! 4mo
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TrishB Same book as me and same star sign 😁 4mo
TheSpineView I would love to have that super power! 4mo
jb72 @TrishB 🦂🤘🏻☠️ 4mo
jb72 @Leftcoastzen @TheSpineView I could eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner and dessert 🍨 4mo
jb72 @AceOnRoam you‘re welcome! 4mo
JaclynW Thanks for tagging me. I just saw this today so maybe it's too late to participate. My daughter's friend got hit by a car and killed Thursday afternoon. I know him well also since I worked with him frequently since Kindergarten. He's such a sweet boy, it's heartbreaking. Children shouldn't die. 😭 I haven't been keeping up on much since it happened. I appreciate you thinking of me. I will try to catch up on life and get back to Litsy, etc. soon.❤ 4mo
jb72 @JaclynW Oh no! I‘m so sorry! Please know I‘m here for you if you need anything. 4mo
JaclynW @jb72 Thank you! ❤ 3mo
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TrishB
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1 One of my favs
2 Teleportation
3 ♏️ Scorpio
4 It‘s my friend‘s hubby‘s 60th birthday party, it‘s fancy dress but I‘m pretending I‘ve forgotten that bit...
5 Happy Friday ❤️
#friyayintro

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Susannah
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I‘ve been thinking about reading a Stephen King novel for a while now (the last I read was The Green Mile in ... 2000?). I was choosing between ‘Salem‘s Lot and It, and since It is 1100 freakin‘ pages long, I chose this one and was disappointed. I powered through it because King makes the pages fly, but I felt like he was much more interested in the peccadilloes of the community than building any sense of dread for at least the first half.

Susannah I had been snobby about King until my twenties, but then I read The Shining and The Green Mile, and was so impressed by how he constructs his stories and characters. That said, the characters in ‘Salem‘s Lot seemed largely without nuance, and it felt like King was really wallowing in their lurid behavior. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (edited) 4mo
BookwormM You should try the Dark Tower series almost everything King has written crosses over and is connected Salem‘s Lot was much more enjoyable after learning what happened to Father Callahan 4mo
Susannah @BookwormM Cool! I didn‘t realize that. Father Callahan was a big question mark, for sure. Thank you. 4mo
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toofondofbooks
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Lady_Tigana_20 I keep coming back to look at this picture. ❤️ It would make a nice but simple Halloween display. 5mo
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Arkrayder
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Perfect day. Reading ‘Salems Lot and eating Cheese and Onion crisps sandwiches. Haven‘t had one of these since I left Ireland. Bliss!

Cathythoughts Crisp sandwiches ♥️ 5mo
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Arkrayder
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King

Re-reading the illustrated version of this. The first Stephen King book I ever read. It‘s like coming back to an old friend. 📚📖

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BillBlume
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As the author of a vampire hunter series, I‘ve felt a little guilty for not reading ‘Salem‘s Lot sooner. It‘s a slow wind up, but once things go to crap, it‘s fast. I love how King makes Barlow a worthy antagonist. Even when the protagonists make seemingly clever moves, he‘s a step ahead, and it made sense he would be with his experience. That makes the ending a bit of a letdown, for me, but it‘s still a brilliant vampire novel. #vampires

Cathythoughts Oh Mr King ! It‘s always so lovely to see you 6mo
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JaneJane85
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What can I say??? If your local library has the audio version... borrow it and listen to the book. It‘s more fun and scary to listen than reading the physical book. #horror

BillBlume I mostly listened to this during morning walks with the dog and while driving. I only once made the mistake of playing it late at night while home during the scene when Matt leaves Susan downstairs to check his guest bedroom. Big mistake. Scared the crap outta me. 6mo
JaneJane85 @BillBlume Oh yes! I remember that part. At a house where only the two of them and then Matt heard some noise at the second level. That‘s really scary. I did play the book with my speaker during the night. Of cos I lower down the volume and yet it creeps the hell out of me. The narrator did a fantastic job! 6mo
JaneJane85 @BillBlume And... I don‘t scare easily... 6mo
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sophierayton
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Quite long and didn't really hold my attention.

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Dynahsaur
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Reusing a pic from Insta, hope that isn‘t blasphemy! There have been multiple discussion lately in some book groups I‘m in about the old ‘hardcover vs paperback‘ debate. I‘m a collector, I love alternate covers, I‘ve got special editions, and signed books, but I love stocking up on cheap paperbacks to huck in my purse and drag around with me everywhere. What about you guys? Hardcover vs paperback? Or e-reader all the way?

RaimeyGallant I recycle pics too. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! 7mo
Dynahsaur @Chelleo & @RaimeyGallant Thank you both for the welcome! :) I‘ll make sure to check all that info out, thanks so much for sharing! 7mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 7mo
thereadingowlvina Welcome to Litsy!!! 🤗📚👍 7mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 7mo
WhatWouldJaneDo I do all sorts of formats! I love my e-reader since it's so easy to toss in my purse (and it solves the problem of finishing a book while you're out somewhere and not having another) but I can't resist book stores. I pick up signed copies at special events and live by a giant Half Price Books so I get whatever form I find. For Stephen King I especially love getting older paperbacks that remind me of the editions I first read growing up. 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 7mo
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Bookish.SAM
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YES!!!! Right up my alley as I continue my #expandedDT journey 👏🧛🏻‍♂️

https://www.screengeek.net/2019/04/24/salems-lot-movie-james-wan-gary-dauberman/

#booktoscreen 📚🎥

BookwormM Ohh I am also on the expanded DT journey next stop Insomnia 8mo
Bookish.SAM Ahhhh @BookwormM !!! I think that‘s where I am next too!(after I finish The Waste Lands) 8mo
BookwormM I also need to read The Wind Through the Keyhole to complete the whole dark tower series and as the library has this one I will hit that before Insomnia will be interested to follow how your journey progresses 😃👍 8mo
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my.books.in.squares
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Sunday already! Where does the weekend go!?

I finished reading Misery by Stephen King earlier and it was great so starting this one next.

What are you #currentlyreading ?

jb72 I really enjoyed Mysery and Salem‘s Lot. Currently I‘m reading 8mo
RealBooks4ever I read this one in high school and it scared me! 💜 8mo
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Christinak
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#MyGeneration passed around Stephen King books. This was my first ❤️

#AnglophileApril

Cinfhen Ahhhh!!! Well played!!!!! My generation passed around 8mo
gradcat @Cinfhen Ooh 😯 loved it! 😊❤️👍 8mo
JazzFeathers Read it a lifetime ago. Scared the Hell out of me. 8mo
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Mdargusch Perfect! 👌🏼 8mo
Reviewsbylola My first King was 11/22/63 and everything else of his pales in comparison. 😭 8mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve not read this one though. 8mo
emilyhaldi Ooohhhh love your vintage edition 🖤🖤🖤 8mo
Theaelizabet I read this waaaaay back when, and all in one day. Couldn‘t put it down. 8mo
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Nerdy_Bookworm
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So, I'm in the mood for some Stephen King! Love this author so freaking much! ❤

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Alfrazier21
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While I enjoyed Salem‘s Lot, it wasn‘t my favorite King story. This was a slow burner (in more ways than one 😉) and drug in the middle to me.

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jlabombard10315
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"You came to kill the vampire, didn't you?"

Slightly behind in my 2019 reading... hoping to do some catching up while I an on vacation this week!

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AdaChivers
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I'm trying again to re read all Stephen King books in order! Book 2 done!
I didn't like this one but I thought it was better this time around 🤷

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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Words to live by ❤️ #BookNerd 📚💙🤓

Kaye Good one ! 11mo
Lynnsoprano Love this! 11mo
obertonwrites Love this quote!! 11mo
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jlabombard10315
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Trying to read my book, but I am so exhausted that I keep dozing off! 😭
I hate when that happens in the only time I get to myself all day long...

jlabombard10315 ...so, I may or may not have just purchased like 5 more Kindle books because that wasn't putting me to sleep... 🤔 11mo
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jlabombard10315
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Started this last night, and can't wait to get back into it tonight!

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Gina
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The home of Stephen King in Bangor, Main...

AmyG I made my husband take me there when we vacationed in Maine. ❤️ 11mo
Gina @AmyG that is super cool! 11mo
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