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A Monster Calls
A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting-- he's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It's ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.
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UnidragonFrag
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This book is so lovely. Any time people ask for recommendations, this is usually one of the first ones I suggest. Not only is it aesthetically just so pleasing, it is one of very few books that have made me cry. I definitely read this at a time where it hit me a lot harder though. What's a book that made you cry?

#KeepLitsyActive @ljuliel

ljuliel Great post. I‘ve heard lots of people mention how much they liked this book. 1mo
UnidragonFrag @ljuliel thanks! Yeah, it's really such a sad, sweet story and can be read in an afternoon. Also just led me to Patrick Ness, who is now one of my fave authors. 1mo
LibrarianRyan Along a similar story line have you read I Kill giants? It's a graphic novel but was also made into a movie and it is soooo good. 1mo
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Addison_Reads I love Patrick Ness. The Knife of Never Letting Go is one of my favourite reads. 1mo
UnidragonFrag @LibrarianRyan yes! It is a similar sorta story and honestly the movie adaptation for it and A Monster Calls were done pretty well, I think! 1mo
UnidragonFrag @Addison_Reads that series is so good! I'm very nervous for the movie. 😬 1mo
Addison_Reads @UnidragonFrag There's going to be a movie? I had no idea. I'll watch it, but that's going to be a tough adaptation to get the same feel of the noise on screen as in the books. 1mo
UnidragonFrag @Addison_Reads yeah, I agree! I'll probably wait for some more previews to decide if I want to wait to redbox it or not. It's supposed to be coming out sometime next year. 1mo
Erofan Totally agree! This book made me cry too! 1mo
UnidragonFrag @Erofan glad I'm not the only one lol 1mo
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Blueberry
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This one is so good 💔💔 1mo
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚🖤 1mo
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Litlady
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Wow! Just wow! My #Litsypenpal outdid herself this year! Don‘t know what I did to deserve such an awesome Penpal but I count my blessings each and every day for these bookish acts of kindness! Thanks, @Beck9lol - I love it all and I was just looking at A Monster Calls yesterday thinking how good it looked. I know what I‘ll be doing on my current ‘stay-cation‘‼️ Happy Halloween, Becky! 🎃👻🤡💀🎃😊👽☠️ (That skull wrapping paper tho...🙌👍💀❣️)

TrishB Lovely ❤️ 1mo
Beck9lol Yay I‘m so glad you like them! Happy Halloween 👻🎃 Enjoy your stay-cation!! 1mo
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GatheringBooks
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#SoaringScores Day 27: #HowIWouldDie reminded me of this searing portrayal of death and dying done in a fable-like fashion. In its genuine voice and deep (yet refreshingly youthful) wisdom about pain and loss, it attacked me sideways, reconfiguring my slightly-cocked eyebrows, shattering my adult skepticism to smithereens. My glowing review of this unforgettable title: https://wp.me/pDlzr-2WV. I think I have 3 copies of this in my shelves.

Moray_Reads I'm going to see this say the theatre next year, I hope they do it well 🤞 2mo
CrowCAH The artwork is Edward Gorey worthy!!! 2mo
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Sometimes it's just the best feeling to put on hold all blogging obligations and instead reread an old favorite. ❤ I watched the A Monster Calls movie the other day and just couldn't resist picking up my recently arrived physical copy for a reread... It was absolutely magical as well as heartbreaking all over again. 😍😭❤

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Shakespearience
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This was a very unique and interesting book! I liked it a lot and how it dealt with issues like bullying and confronting a parent‘s illness. I also really enjoyed the illustrations throughout as it added an extra dark element to the reading. I get to finally mark “black cover” off of #ScaryScavengerHunt and earn 11 points for #TeamStoker #Scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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UnidragonFrag
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Ok, caught up lol ... this is one of my favorite books. I suggest it to everyone. The art in it is dark and cool. And the story (& even the movie, which was actually ok) made me cry.

#monster #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker #Scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

Butterflyamore It‘s one of my favorites, too. 2mo
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Shakespearience
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I have never done a #24b4Monday challenge so doing my first with #TeamStoker and the #Scarathlon crew seems like a good idea (once I figure out how it works).

I DID start gathering books for next weekend though. Some from the school library and local library—with a few more on the way. Mostly graphic novels so I can really rack up points!

Oh and the due date is Oct 31!

1 point participation!

TheReadingMermaid That's wonderful sweetheart I'm so glad this will be your first time with us. So the readathon actually takes place every last weekend of the month. It starts from Thursday at midnight and goes until Sunday at midnight. The goal is to try to hit 24 hours of reading time within that frame. But the main goal is just to read and have fun. Keeping track of your time is key. A stopwatch on your phone is a big help with this. 2mo
Shakespearience @TheReadingMermaid Good to know! Thanks for the info. 😊 2mo
TheReadingMermaid Sure sweetie. And if you have any other questions or you need help with anything just let me know. 😊 2mo
Linsy Recommend The Bone Witch! 🦴 2mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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#TeamStoker As requested, we are replaying this game so our team members who live in a different time zone can play as well. If you played last week, try not to use the same book titles.

Both teams will be playing the same game, and each book title will be worth 2pts. Be creative! Each team captain will choose 1 title they like the most & award that person an extra 10pts!NOW IS THE TIME TO GO HAM!Allowing unlimited comments til 8pm EST.

Jadams1776 Falling to Pieces: A Zombie Memoir 2mo
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AsYouWish ‘‘Twas the Night Before Halloween 2mo
AsYouWish I Was Framed: The Story of the Fat Lady from Harry Potter 2mo
LauraJ The Vacuum: One Dog‘s Terrifying True Story! 2mo
LauraJ @AsYouWish 😂🤣 2mo
AsYouWish Treading Water: A Memoir by Jason Voorhees 2mo
AsYouWish Are You My Mummy? 2mo
AsYouWish Oh The Places You‘ll Run by Michael Myers 2mo
AsYouWish How to Have the Best Prom Ever by Carrie White 2mo
Jadams1776 I Ran So Far Away (Until I Tripped Over Nothing) 2mo
Jadams1776 Snap, Cackle, Pop: Tasty Recipes to Conjure in Your Cauldron 2mo
Jadams1776 Might As Well Jump: A Cat‘s Guide to Scaring the Crap Out of Your Human 2mo
Jadams1776 Shake the Room: A Poltergeist Party 2mo
Jadams1776 The Scream: A How-to Guide for Young Banshees 2mo
BookwormAHN Candyman's Guide for Scaring Your Neighbors 2mo
BookwormAHN Pennywise's Guide to the Sewers of Derry 2mo
Jadams1776 I Summoned Santa: Stories of Misread Summoning Spells 2mo
Jadams1776 I‘ll Make a Man Out of You by Victor Frankenstein 2mo
BookwormAHN The Prophecies of Stephen King 2mo
AsYouWish How I Lost My Nose by Voldemort 2mo
AsYouWish Billy and Stu from Scream‘s Guide to Being a Good Boyfriend 2mo
AsYouWish The Last Time I Tortured Someone, They Didn‘t Even Have Chainsaws....Now They Do!: The Art of Torture by Angelus from Buffy 2mo
Jadams1776 I Wanna Dance With Some Body: How I Got Fired from the Morgue 2mo
Jadams1776 Bone-Chilling Tricks: A Skeleton‘s Guide to a Scary Halloween 2mo
Jadams1776 Trapped in the Toilet: That Annoying Co-Worker Won‘t Leave the Bathroom 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ^Trapped in the Toilet: That Annoying Co-Worker When The Ministry‘s Entrance is Jinxed (edited) 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa From Impaling to Exsanguination: the Life Of Vlad 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Mummy‘s Home: Dealing with you Mom in her Afterlife 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Bettlejuice, Bettlejuice, Bettleju____: Made You Say It! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Casper the Not So Friendly Ghost: Dealing With Depression and Loneliness in the Hereafter 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa How we really saved Sunnydale While Buffy Was Missing, Busy, Working on her Love Life, and/or Technically Dead by Willow Rosenberg 2mo
Jadams1776 @TheReadingMermaid Are comments closed on the stories now? 2mo
TheReadingMermaid @Jadams1776 yes they are officially closed it is past 8 2mo
TheReadingMermaid 🌟 NO MORE COMMENTS🌟 2mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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cupcakeluther1015
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Amazing story of love, sadness, and the complicated/guilty thoughts/feelings of human beings. Tear jerker for sure. Beautifully written.

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Blueberry
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This book has the coolest artwork!

@NataliePatalie

NataliePatalie Very cool 2mo
LiteraryinLititz This book made me cry so much! 2mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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Oof, after two sad stories in a row with disappointing fathers 😭, I just need an old fashioned horror novel.

#scarathlon #TeamStoker 3pts

TheReadingMermaid OMG girl this one made me sob like a little child with a skinned knee! Another beautiful book. 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @TheReadingMermaid Yeah, my cats 🐱 are like stop trying to hug us! 2mo
TheReadingMermaid Oh my gosh girl. Yeah I have a bunny that does the same thing to me. Virtual hugs to you 🤗🤗🤗 2mo
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Butterflyamore
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Making a fake sad face is very hard to do. 😂 But that doesn‘t change the fact that the books I want to talk to you about made me cry very hard! Check out my top 5 tearjerkers here: https://youtu.be/yUWs6j9McHE

#booktube #bookvlog #sadbooks #tearjerkerbooks #booksthatmademecry #needmoretissues #sadsad #sadstories

DrawingSustenance I think that's an excellent fake sad face. 👏👏👏👍 2mo
EadieB @Butterflyamore The only tearjerker that I have read the same as you is Where The Red Fern Grows and I found it very sad too. Another sad dog book that I read was Old Yeller. Others that made me cry are: The Light Between Oceans, Dr. Zhivago, The Thornbirds, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Me Before You. There have been others for sure but can't think of all of them right now. Sad books do help us release our pent up emotions which is good. 2mo
Butterflyamore @EadieB I agree. They can be so helpful. A Monster Calls was especially timely for me. The Light Between Oceans definitely made me cry as well. Even after reading it, while watching the movie, knowing exactly what to expect, I still cried quite a bit. I haven‘t read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, as I hadn‘t realized it was a book when I watched the movie, but I can only imagine how upsetting the book was. The movie was definitely rough. 2mo
Butterflyamore @JulietBooks Thank you! I tried very hard! Haha! 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“I wish I had a hundred years, she said, very quietly. A hundred years I could give to you.”

The original author of this novel Siobhan Dowd passed away from breast cancer at the age of 47 before she could start this novel... Her agent gave her idea to Patrick Ness to complete. 😓😓

My grandmother was a breast cancer survivor... Mammogram scheduled for January.

#BreastCancerAwarenessMonth
#Spooktober

Eggs ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
JacqMac I read it just weeks after my mom died from cancer. I sobbed so hard. But it was also very freeing. It holds a special place in my heart. 2mo
Eggs @JacqMac 💔💔💔 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JacqMac awww I‘m so sorry 💔💔 2mo
JacqMac @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love it when a book finds you right when you need it. 2mo
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marleed This is a great line! 2mo
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Rob2586
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Easily one of the best books I‘ve read in a long time! First of all, this isn‘t a horror novel—which, I admit, definitely threw me for a loop when I first checked this out. Secondly, for a teen fiction read, I thought the themes were very mature and powerful and can just as easily resonate with the middle-aged dad in me as well as any teenager. I am officially a new fan of Patrick Ness!

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Butterflyamore
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Slowly but surely, I am catching up on tags and challenges. I was tagged a second time in the #alphabet book challenge on #instagram and I am all for doing this fun challenge again! I could have used my author pick pr character pick for my title pick too, since my assigned letter is A, but I was happy to put A Monster Calls and Alice in those spots.

Title: A Monster Calls
Author: Anthony Doerr
Character: Alice

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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An excellent YA book about loss and grief.

emmaturi I saw the movie and like it! But not read the book! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @emmaturi Oh yeah, I forgot there was a movie. I'm sure that would make me cry as well. 3mo
Erofan The movie and the book are great both! 3mo
Stephuhhnieee What a beautiful cover 😍 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego The movie made me cry almost as much as the book! Have a box of tissues nearby! Or a towel.. 3mo
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Butterflyamore
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Am I a book snob? You can decide after you watch my next video: https://youtu.be/ZRQ2-abO3L4

Let me know what your answers would be over on #BookTube!

#booksnob #booktag #bookvideo #booktalk #bookpreferences

EadieB 1. I like to read the book before watching the movie. If it‘s a long book and I just want to know the story then I would watch the movie and may or may not read the book. 4mo
EadieB 2. I would prefer physical books. 4mo
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EadieB 3. Would prefer to marry a reader. 4mo
EadieB 4. I could give up sci-fi. 4mo
EadieB 5. Love Mystery/Thrillers. 4mo
EadieB 6. Sci-fi 4mo
EadieB 7. My husband is a reader but he complains that I have too many books and read too much. 4mo
EadieB I don‘t know where to find #booktube. 4mo
Butterflyamore @EadieB Thanks for sharing your answers! BookTube is the book community on YouTube - that‘s what they call it. So basically it just meant comment on my video. 😊 4mo
EadieB @Butterflyamore ok thanks! 4mo
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bookaholic1
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What a great little story about a boy that won't admit to the death of his mother dying. In his dreams a Yew Tree visits to help him cope with dealing with his feelings towards the the whole experience of his mother's last days and all the anger he is carrying around.

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Butterflyamore
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Have you ever read a certain author for the very first time and fallen so madly in love with the book that you‘re afraid to read anything else by that author because it might not measure up?

A Monster Calls is the only thing I‘ve read by Patrick Ness. I love it so much. I‘ve put off reading his other books but I‘m ready to take the plunge! Continued⬇️

Butterflyamore I have More Than This on my list for September and The Ocean Was Our Sky marked down for October. I‘m not sure when I‘ll read The Crane Wife just yet and I also want to get my hands on his Chaos Walking series! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks The same thing happened to me when I read A Monster Calls. That book absolutely slayed me. I read The Crane Wife next, and it was a book I couldn't completely decide whether I liked or not, but it was definitely magical. I still have several of his books on the TBR stack! 4mo
Butterflyamore @TheAromaofBooks I think that‘s why I am especially scared about The Crane Wife. I have seen a lot more negative reviews on that than any of his other books so I think I should save it for last! 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“You were merely wishing for the end of pain, the monster said. Your own pain. An end to how it isolated you. It is the most human wish of all.”

#CreatureComfort
#AugustABC

Eggs Well played 💗👏🏻🤗💗 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs it immediately came to mind when I saw the prompt ☺️ 4mo
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Overbooked
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This book was such a beautifully heartbreaking story about grief and working through and trying understand your emotions. If you're on the fence it's only about 200 pages. Definitely worth your time.

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Chelseabillups30
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I‘m not exactly winning the day.
Depression fog and heaviness kinda took over as soon as I opened my eyes this morning.
That said, I did snag this one off of my Audible wish list for $5 today because of their member sale going on until 8/4.

So there was an individual win in the midst of an overall heavy day.

You‘re welcome and please feel free to tag me in any posts about what you snag to put further smiles on my dial today!

🎧💯👂🏻💯 🙂

Carissa-Green-Reads This book is an ugly-cry inducer. Might want to make sure you‘re ready for that. 4mo
Chelseabillups30 I‘ll make sure I‘ve taken my medication and bring the tissues! If it does make me cry (which is terribly difficult to do and a sign of a masterfully written book) hopefully I‘ll be on an upswing after its done and therefore it will have played a therapeutic role in my life! 4mo
Butterflyamore Yes, I was going to echo @Carissa-Green-Reads statement! It‘s a fantastic book and I, personally, found it to produce an excellent emotional purge but you definitely do need to be mentally prepared. 4mo
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Carissa-Green-Reads It‘s full of symbolism and melodrama, and I saw that, but it still wrecked me. 4mo
Scochrane26 I‘ve been fighting depression all summer with the loss of a job & boredom. Some days are better than others. A common intervention I use w/ clients is to list 3 good things that happen each day, so I have to do that myself. Hope you are able to be on an upswing soon! 4mo
Chelseabillups30 @Scochrane26, thanks for leveling with me & letting me know I‘m not alone! Depression is a bitch, I feel for you. I just wish I could stay focused and engaged enough to follow through on commitments! I guess my three things would be this (obviously), that I got an email from my hockey coaches about practices starting up September 14th (helping me unfuck my brain immensely), even if life feels heavy today the sun shines bright outside today! 4mo
Gina I was ugly crying with his one. Very beautiful. 4mo
Gina Warm bath, coffee face scrubs and lavender sugar scrub kinda day...♡♡♡ 4mo
Chelseabillups30 @Gina I wish I had access to the face scrub and lavender scrub! That sounds divine! (edited) 4mo
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Overbooked
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Yup, I'm hooked. And I'm loving the art in this book.

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Siosue
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A beautiful story that brought tears to my eyes. I love the drawings on the pages, and the lesson the monster teaches is really lovely. Devoured this book in 2.5 hours, and will definitely read again.

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"You be as angry as you need to be."

emtobiasz Augh this book 😭 but so good! (edited) 5mo
ShyBookOwl @emtobiasz I blubber through it everytime but it only takes me about 3 hours and it's always kind of therapeutic (I read it when times are tough) 5mo
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ShyBookOwl
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My security blanket book. It gets me through all the hardest times.

BooknerdsLife Oh I love this book!!!! ❤️ not sure if I can reread it tho 😭 5mo
ShyBookOwl That's fair. It's always 3 hours of catharsis for me... like an extra long therapy session. I love it so much. 5mo
BooknerdsLife Agree! 👍🏼 An extra long therapy session! 🤗 5mo
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Butterflyamore
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I‘m participating in the slump stacks challenge on Bookstagram!

I haven‘t hit a reading slump in quite some time. Here are some that have pulled me out of previous slumps. I‘ve found reading multiple books at once & being deliberate about DNFing books that I‘m not enjoying helps! When I am feeling especially drained with my reading material, a good psychological thriller helps keep me on track.

What books have gotten you out of previous slumps?

wanderinglynn I go back & reread my faves. For my most recent slump, I reread Darynda Jones‘s Charley Davidson series & Patricia Briggs‘s Mercy Thompson series. 5mo
AmberWB Graphic novels always help me!!! 5mo
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IhoardBOOKS
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“Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?”

“Don't think you haven't lived long enough to have a story to tell.”

There are so many amazing quotes in this book, these are just a few.

#amonstercalls #patrickness #emotionalread

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Jeralyn
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Very touching book, I read it in one sitting and couldn't put it down for a second. I would definitely recommend A Monster Calls, I think a lot of people would connect with this book and appreciate it as much as I have.

StayCurious Creepy cover 6mo
LiteraryinLititz I completely agree! This book was so moving and powerful for such a short book. I highly recommend it too. 6mo
suvata Awesome book 6mo
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biblioskye It‘s one of my favorite books! I‘m glad you liked it too 💖 6mo
Erofan Great book! 6mo
BooknerdsLife I LOVE this book so much!!! 💙I remember sobbing through half the book 😭 6mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. But I would definitely recommend this to certain folks. Perhaps those who have gone through a battle with cancer either themselves or with a loved one. Be cautioned though, the ending will pull your heart right out 💔

Please read my full review here:
https://tamarathereadingmermaid.weebly.com/book-reviews/a-monster-calls-by-patri...

celeste.guse I read this book in one sitting a few years ago and sat in my room sobbing for at least half an hour after. Incredibly moving, I usually put this as my favorite book. Patrick Ness is a beautiful writer. 6mo
IamIamIam I have this on my TBR and it looks gut wrenching. I love books that you wouldn't recommend but are necessary. I'll bump this up, maybe for #Booked2019 6mo
ehewett88 I watched the film first as i didn't realise it was a book as well and i still sobbed my heart out while reading 6mo
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Day 3: Read it in a day❤️

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TsundokuAleax
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Man was this a good borrow. It is such a beautifully done story and one that is needed for all ages. I now get the hype for this one. Also the illustrations add to the somewhat gothic feel of this book. A good quick read that I wish lasted longer.

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TsundokuAleax
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So I was not prepared for this book. I am working on a show and reading this while listening to the music has me in tears. The best and worst combo possible.

Erofan Great book!!! 6mo
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TsundokuAleax
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Okay, this was hilarious.

Soubhiville I loved this book. 6mo
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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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I love the way Ness credits Dowd for the ideas that became this book, and the brutal honesty and emotions in the plot. I would love to teach this in a YA lit class. The illustrations are also haunting and perfect for the story.

Rachel.Rencher I taught this book to 7th graders last year and I was really impressed at how they picked up on the themes in the book. They had some really meaningful discussions. 7mo
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TsundokuAleax
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This is so true and brilliant

LibrarianRyan Love this books! 7mo
TsundokuAleax @LibrarianRyan It is so beautiful and it is messing me up in the best way. 6mo
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TsundokuAleax
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Enjoying this one so far.

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Kit_Kat
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One of my all time favorite books!! I've read it multiple times and it never disappoints me. It's so beautiful and heartbreaking.

Erofan Great book! 7mo
KathyWheeler I loved this book. 7mo
LoverofLit I sobbed so much while reading this book. So good! Welcome to Litsy! ☺ 6mo
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Kit_Kat @LoverofLit Same, it's so good. Thanks? 6mo
Kit_Kat Oops I meant ! 6mo
GypsyKat Loved this one! 💙😭 6mo
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nrjohnso
A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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Pickpick

An ancient monster helps a boy navigate some tough real life situations. This is the first book that ever made me have a complete meltdown. Not your typical watery eyes...nope, ugly crying... completely lost it! Great message but what a tear-jerker 😭
Overall Score 4.5/5.0

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Amandajoy
A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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I don‘t ever post the reads for #24hourreadingroom postal group because the books were supposed to be a surprise for whoever was next. But since this is the last round, I guess I won‘t be spoiling the title for anyone! Hard to believe we‘ve been passing books around the work for the last two and a half years. I hear this is a good one.

Smarkies I agree! I was looking back on all the books the group has read and passed along over the last 2 years.... Amazing! 7mo
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tessavi
A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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Pickpick

A short but powerful story. I listened to the audiobook and had to wipe away a few tears at the end 😥

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Kalalalatja
A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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When #BoysDontCry, a monster might have to show up to make them realize what it is they are scared of, what makes them sad and angry, what their most painful thoughts are. At least that‘s what the monster in this book tries to do

#AnglophileApril

TrishB Great pick 👍🏻 8mo
Mdargusch That cover is wonderful! 🖤 8mo
Reviewsbylola What a gorgeous edition!! 8mo
emilyhaldi Cool 🖤🖤🖤 8mo
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ShyBookOwl
A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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Finally got my #diy book quote wall art up ?

The shadows make them look uneven, but I swear they aren't ?

"Stories are wild creatures" (a monster calls)
"All of our stories begin the exact same way" (saga, volume 1)

SW-T Looks very nice! Totally scanning titles and I‘ve read your top shelf, plus Bibliophile from the top! Of course, this means I think you have excellent taste and are an awesome person 🤗😉😂🥰 8mo
ShyBookOwl @SW-T I'm glad you approve 😉 Bibliophile is such a beautiful book! And so fun to flip through! 8mo
llwheeler Looks awesome! Love the idea of using that saga quote as decor! 8mo
BooknerdsLife Oh I love those bookends so much!!! 8mo
ShyBookOwl @BooknerdsLife thank you! 8mo
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