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Shunned House
Shunned House | H P Lovecraft
While not necessarily one of H.P. Lovecraft's most well-known or famous stories, The Shunned House nevertheless shows his writing skills at the peak of their power and is worth taking the time to read.
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The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft
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• Good, creepy, atmospheric short story; my first H.P. Lovecraft. While the story itself left a bit to be desired, I think the prose set the tone perfectly and really helped me enjoy it more. I'll stick with a story as long as the language/writing is pleasing, and for me, this one was full of descriptive magic •

#SerialReader #classics #scifi #horror #readingtheclassics #newtomeauthor #HPLovecraft

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k.reads
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Vampires: ✅. Flamethrowers: ✅. Stakeouts: ✅. Philosophical explorations of the nature of existence: ✅. Bad landlords: ✅. Acid: ✅.

Boom.

sprainedbrain You win Litsy today! Best review. 🥇 1mo
Daisey Fun review! 1mo
k.reads @sprainedbrain *takes a bow* 1mo
Eyelit This is just fantastic! 1mo
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The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft
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Repost for @ljuliel

Today, can you post a book that touched you emotionally? Any emotion...sad, happy, angry, glad to be alive...

The list goes on...any book that hit an emotion for you. You don't need to explain unless you want to.

AND

Daily, if possible. Comment to at least one person who posts a REVIEW. Try to branch out and comment to someone you haven't interacted much with.

We can get our old Litsy back if we all try ❤️📚❤️📚

ljuliel Thank you for the repost. 💕 1mo
Readage @ljuliel You're welcome 😉 1mo
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Readage
The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft
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1. Too many things to list but I'll narrow it down to 3: it's a great, friendly community of book lovers; a beloved (for me) social media place where people connect over books instead of more superficial things, and the format of the app is pleasing as well
2. If I'm not interested in something, I know how to scroll past...
3. I'm sure we could all use more text allotment
4. I try to post at least once a week; I used to post daily

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Readage 5. I have participated in Readathons and Questionnaires (edited) 1mo
Readage 6. Again, just room for more text in the posts 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yes! I understand the character limit yet am still somewhat frustrated by it. It seems as though it could be longer, but with a cutoff to hit “more“ if you want to read the rest, or some such. Still, I love the way everyone makes it work by adding lots of comments to their own post! 1mo
Readage @TheAromaofBooks Yes, at least there is an easy way to continue with text in the comments 👍 1mo
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Verba Docent
Shunned House | H P Lovecraft
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There are legitimate concerns about HPL's personal views which are well documented elsewhere. Speaking only for the short story, it was an excellent and atmospheric creepy tale. Loved the investigation elements as always and the way HPL weaves history into the story to give it a sense of authenticity.

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k.reads
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Mmkay. From Star Trek to #ghostbusters 👻🔫

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k.reads
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A being of pure energy?! This haunted house story just went #startrek so fast (and I love it!!!!).

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ReadingOver50
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Trying to break out of my reading slump I decided to read something short on Serial Reader. This was only 4 issues so I was able to read it in one sitting.
The writing style is dated and the first half moved slowly but the ending was pretty scary. A good haunted house story.

LauraJ So, how‘s the slump? 8mo
ReadingOver50 @LauraJ still there. I think it‘s getting better. Starting a book of short stories. I want to read things that aren‘t a big commitment 😄 8mo
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ReadingOver50
The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft
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I learned something new. Eldritch means weird and sinister or ghostly. I always thought it was just a word HP Lovecraft made up.

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Emma3
The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft
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Enjoying these short reads and definitely getting into Lovecraft

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DreeMorris
The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft
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Lovecraft‘s stories would be great campfire read alouds—though I‘m not sure I would actually sleep after hearing them. I don‘t find his stories to be all that scary—but I would have looooved them around 8th grade. This one is short and involves no monsters or travel—just a creepy house with a history, much more to my taste than some of his others. I have also decided to pick up #serialreader again and commit to 1 installment/day.

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Michellesibs
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Mehso-so

This is hard book to review, it was basically the history of one house that was deamed to be haunted. This book is only 48 pages long so it's a quick book to read, but don't expected to be scared! Although perhaps in it's time it was a horror but certainly not nowadays.

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Arkrayder
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I always enjoy reading Lovecraft. I always find his descriptions fascinating. This isn‘t a typical ghost story, having a supernatural mold and demonic presence which affects the house it‘s in, slowly tainting the occupants and only striking out with speed when it senses it‘s in danger.

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aprilpohren
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Mehso-so

This is my first read by H.P. Lovecraft. While there were parts that I really enjoyed, there were also parts that I found my mind wandering off. This was an ok read for me.

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DarcysMom
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
#serialreader

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DarcysMom
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#serialreader
#192019Challenge (written in 1924, so I am counting for that year - until/unless I find something else)

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Brinx
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My first H. P. Lovecraft…good story

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melrailey
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Finished this one last night on Serial Reader. My favorite Lovecraft so far.

DrexEdit Lovecraft is one of those authors you know you should read but can't quite get to, for me. Not sure I'm going to love him enough to buy the books. #SerialReader would be the perfect way to check him out! 😊 3y
melrailey @DrexEdit I agree! I'm having a hard time with him. It's been 50/50 in whether I've liked the stories. 3y
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katelizabee
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Starting something new this morning with #SerialReader! 📚 cc: @SerialReader

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jen_hayes7
The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft
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A pretty good year in books. Hopefully I can squeeze a few more in before 2017.

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alanacristin
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First Lovecraft. First @SerialReader story 😍 I love the app! The story was creepy and filled with all manner of over the top descriptions which is half the fun of anything fantasy. It's super short and stars a haunted house 💀 What's not to like? #mommyreads #horror

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Aseleener
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Just finished my very first @SerialReader read. I give the story ⭐⭐⭐ and the app ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐! Love it. I chose a short one to start, only 4 issues. I upgraded right after reading the first issue. I love being able to pick different fonts. 😁 This was also my first Lovecraft. I am hard to scare, but I did find it interesting and looked forward to the next day's reading.

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Aseleener
The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft
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I am jealous of all of you participating in the readathon. Not possible for me! So I consoled myself by starting my first-ever #serialreader read. Can't seem to quit the spooky theme with Halloween coming up. Starting with a short one, only 4 issues. It's also my first Lovecraft!

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litznbooks
The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft
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All is lost. I will die in a pile of books. 📚
#tbr #ebooks #polygamousreader #serialreader #bibliophilia #scaretober #octoberead

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Jen2
The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft
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Weird but worth reading.

quirkyreader I am glad that you liked it. 🐸🐙 3y
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Jen2
The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft

My first H. P. Lovecraft. Serial Reader is so great!!

quirkyreader I am glad you liked it. Lovecraft is one of my favourite writers, granted some of his story can get quite 3y
quirkyreader Quite strange. 🐸🐙 3y
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Mdargusch
The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft
Mehso-so

Interesting and short old fashioned thriller. I was a little thrown off by the old fashioned language. If you want to read a quick and spooky story for Halloween, this will do the trick. I recommend reading it on the serial reader app.

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Ericmanciniwriter
The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft
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Walking around Providence today, I snapped some photos of the real house that was the inspiration for HP's Shunned House. Benefit st. is one of the oldest in the city, and people used to bury their family members on their properties.

MrBook Oh wow! That's so cool! 3y
LeahBergen I just read the blurb here about the story. It sounds freaky! 3y
BekahB Very cool! Thanks for sharing the picture! 3y
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jen_hayes7
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Next up in @SerialReader I'm usually a 'one book at a time' girl, but Serial Reader might be changing my life. 😉

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Jlee745
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MrBook WOOHOO! Congrats 😁👏🏻👍🏻! 3y
britt_brooke 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
LDavisMunro Awesome! 3y
Jlee745 Thank yall😊 3y
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Jlee745
The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft
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I chose this to be my first book using @SerialReader

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SerialReader
The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft
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Do you believe in haunted houses? 👻 Generations of people have met grisly ends in the old house on Benefit Street. Some say it's ghouls, others the strange fungi in the cellar...

Readingismyescape I read this using serial reader a few months ago. 3y
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AlexandraGriffin
The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft
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I'm still working my way through this one. I've been too busy to keep up with the daily issues, but maybe I'll be able to finish it this weekend! #serialreader

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ValerieAndBooks
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Very atmospheric-- I could feel/picture the setting! Actually a short story, read in 4 installments via the Serial Reader app. A good way to be introduced to HP Lovecraft; I'll keep an eye out for more by him. (Photo cred: me)

Lakesidemusing I've never read Lovecraft (that I remember anyway). This might be a good place to start. Perfect photo! 3y
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ValerieAndBooks
The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft
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Thanks to Litsy, I learned about The Serial Reader app. This one is my first pick -- I've always been fascinated by those old, abandoned houses and it's a good way to try out HP Lovecraft. I encountered a new word: "eldritch " meaning sinister, spooky!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Love that word! New to me too 3y
Gezemice Never read Lovecraft, sounds like a good way to try! 3y
Ericmanciniwriter I lived next to the house in Providence RI that was the inspiration for the Shunned House - it was still kind of creepy 3y
ValerieAndBooks @eamann and did people live in it at that time? Not sure I'd be brave enough to do that! 3y
Ericmanciniwriter @ValerieAndBooks they did- it was a nice historic house. They had a sense of humor about it too - there was a sign in (I think) French warning about a dog 3y
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BunnhiTales
The Shunned House | H. P. Lovecraft
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So happy to have found this app through all the hype on Litsy. It's a great way to read the classics at a good pace.