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Let the Right One In
Let the Right One In | John Ajvide Lindqvist
Oskar lives with his mum in a high rise building in the western suburbs of Stockholm. It's the early eighties and he likes listening to Kiss on his Walkman, solving puzzles - including the Rubik's cube - and pasting grisly murder stories from the newspaper into his scrapbook. A victim of bullying, Oskar doesn't have many school friends, but is interested in the strange new neighbour next door. Eli introduces herself but she's a little strange - she smells bad, doesn't feel the cold at all, even in November, and from time to time her hair has a lot of grey. Soon after Eli's move to Blackeberg a child's body is found hanging from a tree. The media think a serial killer is wreaking havoc in the town and affecting everyone's lives, but they're wrong - it's a vampire. This extraordinary and powerful novel is part horror, part comedy and mostly love story. A moving, affectionate and, at times, grisly portrait of the agony of growing up and finding love, Let the Right One In may be the most satisfying novel of the year.
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Caroline2
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Yoshi bags just do the best book bags ever!! How cool are these!!! 😎 🔪 🩸 😱

TrishB Very cool 👍🏻 1mo
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tellmesomething2read
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Pickpick

takes a bite of gender. doesn‘t chew. the objectification of children being made literal -- including turning one into a vampire so he or she doesn‘t age -- is sick rhetoric. but cutting off her penis and then he lives as a girl while the narrator switches to the use of masculine pronouns is more “what?” than “oh fuck.” the novel talks a lot about eli not being a girl, without contributing much to the topic.

3.5 stars

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Shemac77
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Mehso-so

I was expecting to be terrified and was left underwhelmed.

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Shemac77
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I‘m in the mood for chilling.

JenReadsAlot Enjoy! 8mo
Cathythoughts Enjoy X 8mo
Shemac77 Or thank you.....spelling isn‘t my forte today apparently.... 8mo
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ulrichyumiodd
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Pickpick

Surprising book. Lots of difficult subjects, including bullying, drug/alcohol abuse, complicated family relationships... and more. I would stay away if the dark side of humanity can be a trigger for you. Also includes vampires! I did enjoy it a lot, personally, but it isn‘t a light reading in any way.

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Lauranahe
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Pickpick

This was quite a read. Fairly long, felt longer. It was interesting how all the characters got together in the end. I do have some questions about the vampire rules, but otherwise it was a good story. Now I need to go watch the movie.

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MsRadioSilence
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Mehso-so

You know, I really could‘ve done without all the pedophilia. This was a book we had to read for class, and I‘m kinda glad I missed the class discussions for the latter half. I‘m not really sure how I feel about the book? None of the characters were very likable, and the only ones I kind of liked either died or had an ambiguous ending. 2? stars?? +55 points

#merryreaders #wintergames #24b4monday #readathon

LoveToReadLiveToRead This book gets loads of praise but I didn‘t love it either. 11mo
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MsRadioSilence
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A friend came over to drop off a Christmas present and stayed a bit longer than anticipated, so I didn‘t get to read much before work.

#24b4monday #readathon #wintergames #merryreaders

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Not_That_Jem
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Mehso-so

I did see the movie of this one a few years back, and the book makes explicit some themes that got touched on in the film but weren‘t fleshed out. A big CW: Pedophelia has big plot implications; it‘s not glorified but it‘s a recurring point. I knew it was going to be dark, but it‘s much darker than I expected. It was engaging enough that it felt like a break from the world, which is exactly what I wanted this past week.

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Mynameisacolour
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I thought this was a pretty exceptional horror read.The story moved slowly but the atmosphere and the characters with their varying moral and or social problems made this so realistic and creepy. I'd definitely reccomend this to anyone looking for an unsettling vampire story, would also suggest reading on cold winters night if possible 😬
⭐⭐⭐⭐💫

Soubhiville Oh my gosh your kitty! So Fluffy! I want to snuggle! (I live my hairless cats but sometimes I miss the floof!) 13mo
Mynameisacolour @Soubhiville He's a total cuddle bug. I think life would be a little easier if our cats were hairless! Definitely less vacuuming and lint rolling would be needed😹 13mo
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Buechersuechtling
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Pickpick

For 3,5 hours I was unsure. As I told you, I spoiled myself and from there on I constantly feared to fear upcoming events because during that season of year I am mostly listening to audiobooks in the dark. (I‘m a chicken.) To the last 2,5 hours I listened while cooking and eating, and, wow, was I impressed. Yes, it‘s very brutal and dark but I ended up loving the variety and diversity of characters and the art of plot building.

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Buechersuechtling
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#30DaysOfGratitude by @jb72

Prompt: Tell 3 amazing things about yourself.

• I am good with words and language
• I take into account the needs of those around me (and am excellent in not prevailing).
• I am good at being lazy and making it comfy and relaxing.

Today I‘m grateful for
1 – having learned about the zero-waste-shop in the neighbourhood
2 – the possibility to snooze this morning
3 – a quickly answered email

jb72 Excellent! Wow a zero waste shop would be awesome! Plastic Free is a good start with eliminating plastic from our lives. Thank you! 13mo
JacqMac I think the ability to be lazy sometimes is very important. It‘s self care. 13mo
Buechersuechtling @JacqMac ❤️ For about 3 to 4 hours I sat comfy on my sofa reading newsletter articles and watching episode after episode of what I would call a “guilty-pleasure-documentation” on Netflix. And even though I know, the brain sometimes needs those times off, I afterwards often feel like not having done what I actually wanted to. I never thought of labelling this other than with “procrastination”. Thank you for rearranging my perspective. 🙇🏽‍♀️ 13mo
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Butterflyamore
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Pickpick

This is an intriguing and complex story, albeit incredibly slow moving. It did take me a while to feel fully immersed in this. While its potential was clear from the start, there was so much going on and it jumped around quite a bit. I did find the author brought all of those pieces together nicely as time went on. Once I better connected with it all, I found myself really enjoying the book and the pacing did speed up as the intensity increased.

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Buechersuechtling
So finster die Nacht: Thriller | John Ajvide Lindqvist
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But you know, it‘s still the case, that I am quite a chicken and not really into horror or even into it‘s little sister, the scariness …

So it might not be wise to listen to this in the evening of the dark season, where at 17:30 I already need to turn on the lights if I want to see the fingers of my hand in front of my face.

Let‘s see how brave the best goal turns out to be. 😳 4 hours, 35 minutes to go …

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Buechersuechtling
So finster die Nacht: Thriller | John Ajvide Lindqvist
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You might remember, about 4 weeks ago I started this audiobook for the first time and told you that, while translating its blurb for you, I accidentally spoilt myself.

Then the landing period expired and I turned my back on it because I lost interest. I mean, I “knew” what was going to happen. But yesterday I gave it another try because I remember I haven‘t been in far. And you know what❓My “spoiling me” is revealed around minute 70, anyway. 😇

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Butterflyamore
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It looks like I‘m in love with my books.

Unspeakable Things ~ 4 stars

Horrid ~ 4 stars

My Lovely Wife ~ 4.5 stars

Every Heart a Doorway ~ 2 stars

Within the Walls ~ 3.5 stars

Don‘t Look For Me ~ 3.5 stars

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue ~ 4 stars

Theodore: The Neighbour‘s Cat ~ 3 stars

Skunk and Badger ~ 3.5 stars

Hex ~ 3 stars

The Stepford Wives ~ 4 stars

Sometimes I Lie ~ 3 stars

Let the Right One In ~ 4.5 stars

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Mynameisacolour
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Spending tonight in with the tagged book, a couple drinks and a pork tenderloin in the oven! Doesn't get much better then this! Wishing you all a very safe and Happy Halloween 🖤🎃👻🧹🧙‍♀️🖤

KathyWheeler I loved this book. The two movies of it are good too. 13mo
Mynameisacolour @KathyWheeler This book was SO good!! I'm going to try and watch the movie this am before my family wakes up!😬 13mo
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Butterflyamore
Let the Right One In | John Ajvide Lindqvist

“That the man was still alive was nothing short of a miracle. Not a miracle of the kind that the Vatican would want to wave their incense at, but a miracle nonetheless.” 😂

~From Let the Right One In/John Ajvide Lindqvist

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bthegood
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And we are "rounding third and heading home"...
Word game. 210 points
Book team theme (1) 15
Book any subject (1) 5
#Screamathon (13 hours) 130 points
Movie/tv ( 14 ) 70 points
Posts (7) 7 points
Total for week. 437 point
Total for month 801 points
#TeamHarkness #Scarathlon2020
@StayCurious @4thhouseontheleft (total 31 hours read for month so far).

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bthegood
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A thanks to Litsy, joined 3 months ago, positive social media, went from reading 2 books a month to 6 to more, joined a fun #Scarathlon2020 and put on #TeamHarkness and have found the experience to be fun thx to teammates and fearless leader @StayCurious . Joined #Screamathon hosted by @4thhouseontheleft , my first readathon. Keep adding to my TBR list, it keeps getting longer, and I realized that's ok...do I ever really want to finish it?

TrishB Nope, never 😁 13mo
bthegood @TrishB 👍🎃 13mo
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Buechersuechtling
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„In a suburb of Stockholm, the corpse of a boy is found, his body no longer contains a single drop of blood. Everything points to a ritual killer. 12-year-old Oskar is also fascinated by the news: Who could be the murderer? And why are the windows always darkened in the neighboring apartment?“

Stupid thing: I think, I accidentally spoilered the plot to myself while translating the blurb for you. 🙄

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MynameisSnow
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t love it. Too slow and not scary. Good writing but a mediocre story. Overall sort of disappointing

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MynameisSnow
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Friday night cuddles with Awna

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MynameisSnow
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Finally starting this. I‘ve been excited to start this one for a while. SO in the mood for spooky vampire read.

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cleoh
Let Me In | John Ajvide Lindqvist
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Morning reads ☕️

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Mitul1
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A vampire story that delights and scares. Rightly said by The Times- The new Stephen King.

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danx
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I picked this up recently and cannot put it down. Loving it.

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TCLinrow
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Pickpick

A fabulous creepy-meets-campy gothic tale. The characters are all hideously flawed; a lonely preteen who still wets his pants, a group of drunkards each with their own brand of oddness to boot, an eternally 12-year-old child, and more.

I was on edge the whole story, unsure of what to expect, and on the edge of my seat towards the end as the story began to unfold.

A fantastic thriller. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

#TBRChallenge #AudioBook #ABookThats

KathyWheeler Great book. Good movies too. 1y
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ShyBookOwl
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#BookHunt Round 2 #isolationgames

Something else about it: A beautiful book, but trigger warnings for EVERYTHING!

Sace 🤔 This one will take some thought on my part...but I love having the excuse to rummage around my shelves! 2y
ShyBookOwl @Sace perfect! That's the idea 😊 2y
BookishMe Top of my mind - the recently completed for BOTMBuddyRead but only one character uses 'I' 2y
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BookishMe Will post once I locate another one 😉😉 2y
ShyBookOwl @BookishMe ooh I really want to read that one! Library waiting list is super long lol 2y
BookishMe I was surprised I didn't need to put it on hold with Overdrive... That's my favourite story from her, I dare say. And... With this book Hunt 2, I have added 2 more titles to my list of BlameItOnLitsy 😉😉 2y
ShyBookOwl @BookishMe lucky! Haha I've added 1 so far! 2y
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Minervasbutler
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Pickpick

Creepy and often gruesome vampire tale that makes Salem's Lot look like Twilight. One or two of the minor characters were maybe surplus to requirements but the central friendship between poor bullied Oscar and vampire next door Eli was surprisingly moving.

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readingjedi
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Mehso-so

For some reason I thought this was gonna be a cool & twisty Scandi murder mystery thriller. Was NOT expecting vampires. Caveat: Lestat has ruined me for vampire fiction. Sorry, not sorry. Initially was intrigued by Oskar & Eli's relationship but got distracted by several other less interesting storylines going on at the same time. Overall, I was left dissatisfied - plot was thin & characters unlikable.

Oldschool_millenial I've seen the American remake of the movie, called "Let Me In". I had no idea it was based on a book. Judging by the synopsis, the (American) movie made several tweaks that might have been for the better. 2y
Palimpsest @Oldschool_millenial I haven‘t read this book, but I‘ve seen both the American and Swedish films, and I prefer the Swedish version. Horror is not usually something I read/ watch, but I had discussed this actually in a Science Fiction and Gender class as we watched clips and discussed Eli‘s gender. I‘m wondering now about what I missed from not reading the book? 2y
Kimzey I saw the Swedish film, which I thought was well done. It‘s been a while, but some of the scenes have really stayed with me. (edited) 2y
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readingjedi
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This is my next read ... not entirely sure it's the best choice after finishing Owen Meany but it was on my schedule & the schedule must be obeyed!

Also it's another 500+ page read ... *sigh*

mollyrotondo Really? I didn‘t think it was so long of a read. I‘m surprised. I haven‘t read Owen Meany since high school. Maybe that should be a reread 2y
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Branwen
Let Me In | John Ajvide Lindqvist
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So much thanks to the super generous @WorldsOkayestStepMom for sending me this book and a cute note after winning her raffle! 💕📚 Book mail is the BEST! 😍#bookmail

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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Mehso-so

This was good, but there were a lot of characters to keep up with and it didn't really start to come together until the end. I'm not interested in rereading this one, so I'm giving it away! Open to US residents only (postage costs). Leave a comment below with your favorite reading snack or drink to enter for a chance to win. See previous post for photo of the book. #giveaway
Also, I managed to get in just over 6 hours for the #24b4monday thing!

Branwen Whoo hoo! I'd love to be entered into this giveaway! My favorite snack while reading is popcorn topped with parmesan cheese and tea to drink! 😁🍿☕ 2y
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Branwen yummy!! I love tea, but have to be in the right mood for popcorn. 2y
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Branwen send me your name and mailing address and I will send the book to you after payday on Friday! Email is barrettemily72 at gmail dot com. 2y
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Branwen @WorldsOkayestStepMom Hooray! Thanks so much! I'm going to email you tight now! 😀🎉📚💕 2y
Branwen @WorldsOkayestStepMom Let me know if you didn't get it! 2y
Branwen @WorldsOkayestStepMom IT CAME TODAY! I'm so excited! Thank you so much! 😀💕📚 2y
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Starting the English version of "Let the Right One In" for my 75th book of the year!

Sace 👏👏👏👏 2y
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TrishB
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#howiwoulddie #soaringscores
One of my fave modern vampire books with one of my fave vampires!

Cinfhen I MUST pick this up for Niki/ it sounds bloody gory....just the way she loves it!!!! 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen if she likes ‘proper‘ vampire novels this is great! I loved it. 2y
CrowCAH I‘m not familiar with from where your Pop figure is from. 2y
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ravenlee It‘s time to watch Lost Boys! 2y
TrishB @CrowCAH the film The Lost Boys- 1980s vampire film with Kiefer Sutherland as they main vampire 💜 2y
TrishB @ravenlee always 💕♥️ 2y
Cathythoughts Book cover looks great & so does the little doll ( not sure what they are called 😁) cute 👍🏻♥️ 2y
Caroline2 That Pop figure is awesomeeeee!!!! “They‘re only noodles Micheal!” Classic! 😆 2y
Rissreads I loved this book! 2y
TrishB @Rissreads me too 👍🏻 2y
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BookwormAHN
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Tonight's movie Let The Right One In 🧛🏻‍♀️
#Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

Lizpixie Have you seen the original? It‘s much more creepier & gothic🧛🏻‍♀️ 2y
BookwormAHN @Lizpixie I have and it is much creepier 🧛🏻‍♀️ 2y
BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 2y
Chrissyreadit I may have to look for this movie. 2y
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FredMcmillan
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I have no idea or excuse as to why it took me so long to read this book as I have seen the movie a dozen times. The depth of emotion and human connection (even when the humans aren‘t quite human anymore) created by the author as well as the atmosphere itself did something to the vampire genre that has never been replicated. Basically I‘m saying the book is dope and you need to read it.

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Starting this audiobook day. Husband read it and said it was disturbing! 👍

Jesstifies I read this and liked it, but it was quite unsettling. I also made the mistake of reading it in the woods while camping ⛺️ 😱 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Jesstifies omg - why did you do that to yourself?! 😂 2y
Jesstifies Ha I know right? I completely underestimated the creep factor, also I was ALONE in a tent to boot ☠️ 2y
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ReaderLiz
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I really enjoyed this book. Especially the descriptions of what it was like to live in Sweden in the 1980‘s. The author cleverly withholds details about Eli which ensures that you have good feelings regarding Eli and Oskar‘s relationship. Wanting them to stay friends and help each other out.

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Rookiered
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A love unlike others? I started this book a few weeks back but never got the chance to record my quotes or blurbs. Let‘s start with saying “what a read”.

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Powered_By_Plants
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Dark yet beautiful with a few uncomfortable topics . I couldn‘t put it down. Left me wanting more .... which when I researched John Ajvide has written a book with short stories which includes a sequel to LTROI ..... now on my to read list

I loved swapping from hard back to audible helped me whiz through this thick one

Now to watch the films! 🎥 🍿

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Powered_By_Plants
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New to audible and loving it 😍 great for busy lives!

Introduced to it by my wonderful dad I really thought it wasn‘t going to be for me . I have my hard copy for times when I‘m hands free and the audible for when I‘m doing housework and travelling in between clients for work!
With a busy life usually my read time is limited but I‘m Whizzing through 😁
#audible #audiobook #bestofbothworlds #handsfree #lettherightonein #theendisnear

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Powered_By_Plants
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New to Litsy and very excited to have discovered it especially as I am rekindling my love of reading again. With a busy lifestyle I always made excuses but I am making the time for me now and loving getting lost in a book 🥰
#currentlyreading Let the right one

I wasn‘t sure if I was going to enjoy it as a few of the topics are a little disturbing but I‘m gripped!

#litsywelcomewagon #newtolitsy #makingtimetoread #newbie #manicmonday

TheLibrarian Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Powered_By_Plants Thank you 🥰 , very happy to have discovered it ! 2y
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Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 2y
Powered_By_Plants @Nute thank you so much and you 🥰, I can‘t believe I have been in the dark all this time 😂 (edited) 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're enjoying Litsy so far 💖📖💖 2y
Powered_By_Plants @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego completely addicted thank you 💕 my tbr pile has tripled in size in a week 🤣 2y
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rohit-sawant
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One of the few cases where the book and adaptation are equally good.

I've been down with a cold all day so only just posting now. So tired from sneezing my head off. 🤧
#YouGiveMeSomething (Featured in Made of Honor)
#MayMovieMagic
@Cinfhen

cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 3y
JennyM Feel better soon 3y
batsy Feel better soon! Sneezing *is* exhausting 🤧 3y
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marleed Oh, get well! 3y
rohit-sawant @cobwebmoth @JennyM @batsy @marleed Thank you, everyone. 💜 Feeling relatively better now. Glad the excessive sneezing has stopped. Exhausting is right! 3y
Centique I hope you get some good sleep and recover quickly! 💕🤞 3y
rohit-sawant @Centique Thanks, P! 😊 Feel so much better now having rested. 💜 3y
Powered_By_Plants Thank you, Coming to the end of the book and I will definitely be seeking the film 😊 2y
rohit-sawant @Powered_By_Plants My pleasure, hope you like the adaptation! 2y
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