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The Shining
The Shining | Stephen King
Jack Torrances new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, hell have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.
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snapsnarlgrowl
The Shining | Stephen King

Right after I downloaded my hold from Libby it started snowing here. 🌨🤨❄️

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paisleyjess
The Shining | Stephen King
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Creepiest of his books so far for me. Not gory, just creepy.

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bthegood
The Shining | Stephen King
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bthegood Tagged by @WJCintron to post a favorite read with no caption (I think discussing it in comments section is not breaking that rule) #nocaptionchallenge - I tag @rwmg -
Make a great day everyone.
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WJCintron @bthegood 🙌👏👏 You definitely won the challenge. I never thought of this. Adding the caption or whatever I wanted in the comments! 🤣😃👍👍 1mo
bthegood @WJCintron 😂 I think @rwmg may have won the challenge 😂 (edited) 1mo
WJCintron @bthegood 🤣😂🤣🙌 4w
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forestandcrow
The Shining | Stephen King
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Thank you @wen4blu !
I apologize for the post office fiasco. I was glad it shipped and made it to my place and not shipped back to you.
Myself and my kiddo love the candy!
Super excited to read the books.

I will definitely be doing more of these! It was lots of fun.
#allhallowsreadswap

wen4blu It was quite a postal adventure with your box. Happy it got there in time and Happy Halloween! 1mo
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bthegood
The Shining | Stephen King
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@Eggs #WondrousWednesday Thanks for the tag @peanutnine
1. The Shining was the first book #death #ScarathlonDailyPrompts
(Poseidon Adventure first movie because my parents took us to drive in to see it we were living on the coast that summer, I was about 9 - feared a tidal wave would come🤦‍♀️)
2. Recently read book - The Witches by Roald Dahl
3. Browns and oranges and greens

#Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash

Make a great day everyone 🎃🧙

peanutnine Roald Dahl, great choice! ☺️ 1mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 🤎🧡💚 1mo
bthegood @peanutnine @Eggs 👍🧙👻🧛‍♂️🎃 1mo
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Roxy26
The Shining | Stephen King
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Stephen King is the master of horror and the king of dread; this is clearly evident in the masterpiece that is The Shining.

Jack Torrance‘s whirlwind descent into madness is pure terror within the pages, and you just know that shit is going to hit the fan! Realistic horrors such as alcoholism blend seamlessly with supernatural elements, creating a truly terrifying read.

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Twainy
The Shining | Stephen King
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🎧 📚 I loved the book! You know the story. You‘ve seen the Jack Nicholson movie. The book was great!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️2/3

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AmandaBlaze
The Shining | Stephen King
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bthegood This was my scared pick as well - 🙂 2mo
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Skygoddess1
The Shining | Stephen King
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I let the boyfriend select the next movie and he chose Kubrick‘s The Shining. +11 pts #scarathlon #TeamMonsterMash

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Pikathulhu
Shining | Stephen King
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I love The Shining, despite my reservations about Jack Torrance as a character. This book breathes with unexpected life, much like The Overlook within, delighting me again and again with the bright personality and heartbreaking innocence of young Danny Torrance. Providing readers with such a vulnerable and winning protagonist truly amplifies the terror felt as Danny tries to avoid being claimed by the malevolent spirit of The Overlook. 5/5

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Lizpixie
The Shining | Stephen King
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@SeaToSkyes These are your choices for #TrappedOnAnIsland I assume from the choices available they‘re also for #Scarathlon2022? I hope you enjoy the ones I‘ve picked for you, I‘ve read 3 and the other 2 are on my #MountTBRShelvesOfDoom Good luck! @Clwojick 1pt

SeaToSkyes Thank you!! 2mo
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Pikathulhu
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The first time I read this, I was in middle school, and Jack seemed like a tortured academic who had made some "bad choices".

The second time, I liked him a lot less, but couldn't quite put my finger on why.

This time around, I've cracked it - Jack Torrance is a classic abuser, and demonstrates wildly toxic patterns of behavior (including gaslighting and coercive control!) before he even gets to The Overlook. No wonder he made me feel ooky!

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NataliePatalie
The Shining | Stephen King
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1. The Shining 👻
2. Drinking coffee right now! ☕️
3. I love fall! Halloween stuff, wedding anniversary, and mom might come visit! 🍁

@Blueberry @rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

Blueberry But it's so hard to let go of summer... 2mo
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Twainy
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Stephen King was the first author I know that wouldn‘t let his CD‘s be abridged! I bought every book he put out on CD! First King book, was a silver paperback of The Shining. He revolutionized audiobooks. (I could be making that up but that‘s how I remember it) Happy Birthday to one of my favorite autobuy authors! @Reggie 🥳♥️🤗♥️🤗♥️🤗♥️🎉

Reggie Thanks for participating! 🖤🖤🖤Also, in one of the facts, he‘s a pioneer of putting his stories out on ereaders. He‘s probably a lot of firsts in the horror and writing worlds. 2mo
Twainy @Reggie I believe it because he‘s awesome! 😁 2mo
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MsRadioSilence
The Shining | Stephen King
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Panpan

I really, really hated this book. Maybe it‘s King‘s writing, but it‘s just not for me. It was misogynistic, racist, and gave me the biggest ick. I might read Doctor Sleep, because I wanna know what happens, but I‘m not happy about it.

Read my full review at: https://www.rainyreader.com/single-post/the-shining/
#horror #thriller #disappointed

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s the only one I‘ve read by him and I feel the same!! 3mo
MsRadioSilence @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks oh good because everyone at work was telling me how much they loved it and i was just ??? 3mo
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Cazxxx
The Shining | Stephen King
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#alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

- One if my favourite books of all time, the film is also great -

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 4mo
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kaplan.connie
Shining | Stephen King
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Read this so many years ago but definitely one of the scariest I‘ve ever read

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alecia3dixie
The Shining | Stephen King
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So I think I went into this book with way too high of expectations. I always heard it was crazy and scary, I've also never seen the movie. And I was really let down. I didn't think this was scary, and there was a part where I was just reading newspaper clipping for so long I almost fell asleep. 2/5 unfortunately.

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vonnie862
The Shining | Stephen King
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Visiting The Stanley Hotel after a full day of hiking at the national park. So far, no ghosts.

MoonWitch94 That‘s so cool! 6mo
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sci6344e22_rq
Shining | Stephen King
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J'ai beaucoup apprécié la lecture de ce roman, assise à une petite table sur le balcon de ma cours arrière. Ma vue alternait ainsi entre les mots couchés sur la page et les plantes devant moi. L'agréable et subtile odeur de celles-ci envahissait mes narines, agrémentant du même coup mon expérience. Je sentais les pages fines et délicates au toucher, typique des livres de poche, glisser entre mes mains à toute vitesse tellement j'étais bien.

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jackilynn
The Shining | Stephen King
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I was surprised with a late birthday gift from my sister and couldn't stop laughing. This just may be the best thing I have ever been given and the perfect addition to my King shelf.

Linsy 😂 love it! 7mo
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vonnie862
The Shining | Stephen King
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This one looks like a fun one!

1. Hmmmmm...I tend to go to the forest when I want to get away from everyone so I say the forest.
2. Tagged (been meaning to read it for years)
3. The thought that you are all alone and not know if you are ever going to get help or see another friendly face again.

@ozma.of.oz #sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz Oh being lost in the woods sounds so good right now! Thanks for sharing! 💕 7mo
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FantasyChick
The Shining | Stephen King
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Who doesn't love The Shining? Reread for me and where I left off last time I attempted to #ReadKing
Already got the next book in queue so I'm ready! This one will always be a favourite and I always find the audio absolutely fantastic when it gets to the hard scenes 😱

#BookspinBingo #AestheticallyMatched #Roll100 #MarvelousMay @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick @PuddleJumper @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
Clwojick Do you have a favourite narrator for this one? I was going to listen to it back in October, but couldn‘t get into the version I had… 7mo
FantasyChick @Clwojick I listened to the Campbell Scott narration. He was hard to get into at first and the basic storyline he isn't the greatest BUT he does do the horror filled scenes fantastically! It's more or less pushing through to get to the good parts. 7mo
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beenbee
The Shining | Stephen King

“Monsters are real. Ghosts are too. They live inside of us, and sometimes, they win.”

“The tears that heal are also the tears that scald and scourge.”

“We sometimes need to create unreal monsters and bogies to stand in for all the things we fear in our real lives.”

“Small children are great accepters. They don‘t understand shame, or the need to hide things.”

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freeatlast1137
The Shining | Stephen King
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Scary! 😳

Danny Torrance has something called the shining. When his dad gets a job at the hotel during the winter, they learn that the hotel has some secrets of its own.

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AmandaBlaze
The Shining | Stephen King
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1. Horror, specifically ghost stories.
2. The Shining
3. Richard Matheson
#sundayfunday
@ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz Ghost stories are great! Thanks for sharing! 8mo
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LiseWorks
The Shining | Stephen King
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March 24 #SavvySettings Remote Inn Well I had too! @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This one scared the mess out of me! 😱 8mo
Eggs Never read it or watched the movie too scaredy-cat 😱 8mo
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LiseWorks
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March 12 #SavvySettings Haunted House. I've never read the book, the movie was enough! @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Scary!! 😱🖤 9mo
Eggs Your worst nightmare💀🖤😳 9mo
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yoavshai
The Shining | Stephen King
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 204.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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LostInSpace
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Haunting, terrifying, and a horrible insight into the unravelling of a mind, falling into insanity.

The hotel is creepy, filled with horrors around every corner, I felt so sorry for Danny and everything he had to face and overcome.

Jacks battle with the hotel was raw, hard to read, and as one of his final acts to tell his son how much he loved him - you knew the hotel did not win.

Another enjoyable novel from SK.

bthegood One of my favorites - People often say the book is better than the movie - very true here - the movie almost feels like a separate entity (character of Jack and ending in the movie so different from the book) - but it is an enjoyable movie if you don't go in with the expectation that it will be like the book 🙂 I have found that I am usually disappointed with the movie interpretation of Kings books (even when he has had a hand in making them) - (edited) 9mo
LostInSpace @bthegood I haven‘t seen the movie yet but of course I have seen the scenes of Jack going crazy (bathroom scene, scene on the stairs) in my mind the two just don‘t seem to match up. The Jack in the story seemed nuts yes but much calmer, less unhinged then that. I don‘t know, from what I know of the film I‘m not sure I‘d enjoy it if I thought of it as the books, as you say separate entity 🤣 9mo
LostInSpace @bthegood though I did enjoy the original pet sematary movie - I haven‘t seen the most recent one yet 9mo
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
The Shining | Stephen King
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1. I love them

2. Anna from Anna Dressed in Blood

3. Does a Haunted Hotel count?

Thanks for the tag @Yuki_Onna

#SundayFunday
@ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz Excellent choice, haunted hotels definitely count! Thanks for posting! 10mo
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sahana.g2
The Shining | Stephen King
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A slow burning terror-ific novel that beautifully yet tragically depicts the degradation of human mind.

"Thoughts are our thread to sanity but they are also the evil demons that severe the same thread to rot in an insane drudgery."

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guidosophia
The Shining | Stephen King
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a surprisingly quick read. more suspenseful than scary but still very good. definitely better than pet semetary imo.

braddsibbersen I read this long after falling in love with the movie and it has never measured up. Opposite issue with Pet Sematary. 11mo
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Yuki_Onna
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Late to this one, but now's the time... 😊

❄Tagged.

❄ One very personal goal regarding my loves

❄This nice sunny day and four people in my life

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Tagging everybody who hasn't played this one yet and wants to! 😊

❄❄❄

Eggs Lovely! Thanks for joining in ❤️📚🙏🏻 11mo
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Bookishgal71
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I‘m not a fast reader, but the #losersclub has inspired me to read King in order. I seem to recall that there is more to Danny and Hallorann than just this story, right? Next up, The Night Shift.

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BookBoggart
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The Shining is the perfect winter book to creep you out this holiday! 🖤🎄🖤
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I still remember the first time I read The Shining a few years ago. Alone, in my house, during a 6ft dump of snow. I've never been so creeped out by a book in my life. The atmosphere was just so spot on I even had anxiety throughout my read. It was so perfect. So now to me it will always be a holiday book.

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DavidDiamond
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For some reason my family finds this bookend that was on my holiday wishlist….disturbing. 🤷‍♂️😂

LeahBergen 🤣🤣 11mo
BarbaraBB Super fun! 11mo
TrishB Great stuff 👍🏻 11mo
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Noveldrama
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I just currently ended reading The shining😂and hell this book played with my head. This book is creepy more than scary. It's a slow pace book but very captivating and the ending just gave me goosebumps when the hotels get blow-up the description as if I could just feel it.
The book showcases the evil inside us.

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Sara_Planz
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It‘s kind of cool when you get room 217 at a lodge that you are staying at.

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Billie84
The Shining | Stephen King

“Monsters are real. Ghosts are too. They live inside of us, and sometimes, they win.”

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BarkingMadRead
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Clwojick You did great this month! Thank you for joining us 🖤 13mo
StayCurious Amazing job! 13mo
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joja1la
The Shining | Stephen King
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Jag har nu läst klart the shining.
Mina tankar kring boken finns här:

https://bookreviewbyjohanna.wordpress.com/2021/10/30/halloweenmys-med-stephen-ki...

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Clwojick
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I‘m a little ashamed to say I‘ve never read this, nor have I seen the movie. Time to rectify that I guess 🙈

#TeamSlaughter

RaeLovesToRead Book = awesome... film = not awesome... (although although latter is an unpopular opinion!) 😅😁 13mo
5feet.of.fury @RaeLovesToRead I loved Kubrick‘s movie version but Stephen King didnt like it because it overlooks some major themes in the book. I haven‘t read it, but I probably should… 13mo
RaeLovesToRead @5feet.of.fury I definitely recommend it! 😊 13mo
SomedayAlmost Seriously scary! Kept me up nights. Great book. 13mo
lydiadeetz31 I've read the book several times. Seen the Kubrick version and the tv remake King did in the 90's....I'm a fan of this story! It's awesome. Just spent my Halloween wedding anniversary at the hotel that inspired the book. It was incredible! 13mo
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joja1la
The Shining | Stephen King

I am currently reading the shining but having trouble getting in to it...

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Messiejessie
The Shining | Stephen King
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Yep…. Horror is NOT my genre. I know this, but I had to buy it and give it a try, as this copy had such a superb cover.
I put off reading it and it took me a lot longer than is normal for me to get through.
The first 3/4 dragged for me, but it redeemed itself in the end. It had a very dramatic conclusion.
I hated Jack (a lot), even before the s**t hit the fan. What a dick.

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ErraticElle
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My shock & horror at this book was hurt by the fact that I KNEW TOO MUCH. Sucked the air out of it just a tad. The atmosphere is great & the creep factor was majorly high. The character writing was really well done & the plot moved really well. Some language choices were offensive, cringy, & unnecessary, but otherwise I have few complaints. If you're on the fence about this one, I say go for it. The less you know beforehand, the better.

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Bookwormjillk
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Still one of my favorites. #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter

AkashaVampie I've never seen it. 14mo
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