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Elevation
Elevation | Stephen King
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Livyer
Elevation | Stephen King
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Here is my fluffy friend Salem. He enjoys the smell of books and when I read to him at loud. Elevation was a really fun short little story. #catsoflitsy

Bookjunkie57 So cute. The cat that lives at the school I work at is also named Salem. 1mo
Livyer @Bookjunkie57 aww so sweet that your school has a cat living there. He must love all the attention. 😍 1mo
Bookjunkie57 @Livyer you would think so but he doesn‘t like anyone but the office manager who feeds him. He does “talk” to me but he runs if you get too close. 1mo
Livyer @Bookjunkie57 aww but I'm sure he is Happy 😊 1mo
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Pemberley
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Got a few new books to listen to during late night breastfeeding sessions… any other suggestions are welcome!! “Elevation” is my first pick!

ozma.of.oz Cerulean Sea and Neverwhere are both fabulous options! What are you really interested in? I might have a couple recommendations! 5mo
ItsAnotherJen For pure entertainment- Ready Player One or Project Hail Mary. Born A Crime was great on audio, interesting story and I loved his narration. Bossypants is very funny. Big Little Lies or The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty is like..soap opera-y type fun. The Stand by Stephen King on audio is excellent. 5mo
Pemberley @ozma.of.oz I‘m interested in pretty much anything. I love fiction but I‘m not opposed to nonfiction or memoirs. The only thing I steer clear of is really gory stuff. Thank you!! @ItsAnotherJen thank you for your suggestions! I love Liane Moriarty, I‘ve read The Husband‘s Secret but not Big Little Lies. I‘ll definitely look these up! 4mo
ozma.of.oz The full cast audiobooks of the Redwall series by Brian Jacques are delightful for some fantasy (22 books). The Rivers of London urban fantasy series (9 books so far) by Ben Aaronovitch has one of the best audiobook narrators I have ever listened to. The Wayward children series (7 so far) by Seanan McGuire are charming ya portal fantasy novellas! 4mo
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readswellwithothers
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Okay, I admit that I was falling a little behind on my reading challenge for the year so I googled “great short books” and this was one of the results. I really enjoyed it! I read it in a day, one of those stories that just makes me bow to whatever magic goes straight from Mr. King‘s brain to the page. ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

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Cortg
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squirrelbrain Nearly halfway at the halfway mark…! 😁 5mo
RaeLovesToRead 6/50 for me 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Cortg @RaeLovesToRead Just keep reading! I may not complete the challenge and I knew that going in, but I‘ll try and see how far I get. I‘m not even attempting the extra 10 😂 5mo
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Cortg
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Super fun month of reading. Lots of different genres ❤️

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alecia3dixie
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Mehso-so

This is a solid 3 stars for me. I really liked it and it was very beautiful. But it just left me wanting more, and there was no conclusion at the end to why this was happening. I wish it would have gone more into depth.

AvidReader25 It did feel light (see what I did there? 😆). 6mo
alecia3dixie 😂 5mo
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Bigwig
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This is a strange, sad, sweet fable about facing the inevitable. The allegory: a small-town man begins mysteriously losing weight, but not mass. There is no reason, no answers, no solution as gravity loses its hold. How he goes about the final months of his earthly existence is a lovely sketch of compassion and dignity. This mysterious, graceful work felt intimate, maybe more personal than we know. More like this, Steve-o…for as long as you can.

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Cortg
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You never know what you‘re going to get with King. This short story has a melancholy feel, an abstract illness, and a lesson about opening up and getting to know your neighbors. It‘s a decent, quick Pride Month read if you‘re looking for one.
#pop22~ a different book by an author you read in 2021
@KarenUK @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain

squirrelbrain Sounds like a good pick! 6mo
Cinfhen Nicely done 😁 6mo
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RyanMHoward
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ELEVATION by Stephen King

Scott keeps dropping in weight without any noticeable change to his appearance—and he doesn‘t know what will happen when the scale reaches zero. Will his feet even remain on the ground?

Yet life goes on. Scott has friends to make before the end. Maybe he can even help right a few wrongs.

What pleasantly surprised me about this engaging little novel was just how uplifting it was. It‘s a quick, touching read.

UwannaPublishme Is this a sequel to Thinner? The plot sounds similar. 7mo
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TheNeverendingTBR
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This one is about a man who drastically loses weight continuously, all the while appearing physically unchanged.

There's obviously more to it than that but I never really cared for this one at all.

It felt rushed to me with no real explanation at the end.

Probably would have been better included in a short story collection.

⭐⭐☆☆☆

AmandaBlaze Almost sounds like Thinner minus the Gypsy curse. 10mo
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Angitron
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This was heartwarming King and I really enjoyed it! It‘s about people being people, and the ways in which we can support one another. Beautiful, really.

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AvidReader25
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With King it‘s never about the plot for me. He has a way of creating characters, even in a novella like this, that make you feel invested in their lives. There‘s nothing scary in this book, just a story about neighbors finding common ground and realizing life is too short for petty disputes.

“Life is what we make it and acceptance is the key to all our affairs.” #deweyreadathon #readathon @DeweysReadathon

Mitch What a gorgeous reading spot! 14mo
Jinjer Daaaang, Girl! I don't know what is going on but I was not able to leave you a comment on your blog and I couldn't pull you up on Twitter and your Insta is private so I finally can talk to you here on Litsy. I thought maybe the blog comment problem was that your blog doesn't like my Chromebook, but I couldn't leave a comment via my iPhone either.

Anyway! All I wanted to do was ask you was: What did you think of Address Unknown?
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AvidReader25 @Jinjer I‘m so sorry, that‘s nuts! I need to figure out the blog thing. I loved it! It was short, sharp, and beautifully powerfully in its brief story. Have you read it? 14mo
Jinjer @AvidReader25 I put a hold on a copy of Address Unknown from the library! Looking forward to it! Glad to hear it gets a thumbs up from you! 13mo
AvidReader25 @Jinjer You‘ll love it! So short, packs a punch, and amazing to think it was written in the‘30s before WWII even started. 13mo
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BeeMagical
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Book 117🎧
🖤👏🏻👏🏻
I will say this surprised me as a King novel, since he is typically known for his spook!👻
This was such a tragically beautiful & heartwarming story🖤🎇
Scott starts to lose weight but not size… and no matter how heavy his clothes are, he weighs the same.🤔

fredamans I enjoyed this one as well. I liked that it wasn't his usual creepy fare. 14mo
BeeMagical @fredamans yes me too!! So nice to read a different genre by him! 14mo
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Kris10H
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I can't think of anything I've read by King that I didn't like. These two stories (Elevation, and Laurie) were very reminiscent to me of the kind of classic short stories I studied in university. Even though the title is Elevation, it was actually Laurie that I enjoyed the most. It was also nice to listen to King read his stories.

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M.burns
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This was such a heart touching book. Was not expecting this type of book, but was pleasantly surprised. It really is a beautiful story.

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vivastory
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One would think that the fact that like the MC in Elevation, I am Scott & am 42, this would be a clear winner. Well...I'll admit that part of the issue is that I am still riding the high from Sleeping Beauties. It was going to be hard to follow that one up. There were certain aspects of this that I liked. Certain aspects that I disliked. As a parable it was a bit clunky, but I found myself also emotional while reading it at times.

vivastory (cont.) I have now read 29 King books. This ranks right above Langoliers as my least favorite. I am planning on reading The Institute before BIlly Summers is pub. Once I finish I will post my ranking of the 30 King books I've read. 1y
TrishB Oh interesting! I‘ll await your list 😁 1y
rohit-sawant This is still on my TBR. And can't wait to hear your thoughts on The Institute! 1y
alliworm88 Although it was a good story, it was not among my favorites 1y
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cosmicgoddess
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I really enjoyed this short read. It drew me in with a mystery and led me on with a story of a man and his relationship with others, and how those relationships can change their lives.

"Gravity is the anchor that pulls us down into our graves."

"Perhaps in their time if dying, everyone rises."

I give this read ⭐⭐⭐

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NatalieR
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Such a sweet, touching story. Scott, recently divorced, 42, begins losing weight without any changes to his appearance. He consults with a casual friend who is a retired doctor. Despite any scientific explanations for the weight loss, Scott is feeling great and decides to embrace the changes. King offers so many life lessons in this wonderful story; acceptance of change, open mindedness towards others, and the strength of good friends. #MountTBR

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BooksCoffeeNurse
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Currently reading… My BOTM box should be delivered tomorrow. 😁📚❤️

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WeAreLegion
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Stephen King is widely recognized as the master of horror (and rightly so), but he is equally adept at another emotion in narrative, yet rarely acknowledged for it: heart.
This is a simple tale of an average man mysteriously losing weight day by day, but maintaining a normal outward appearance. As he deals with his bizarre situation he makes new friends, opens his heart to the beauty of life, and feels rewarded for it. Very emotionally rewarding!

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simplycourtney
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Scott loosingweight is the plot of the story and I wish it would have went more in-depth.Scott while loosing this weight yet he looks the same, is having trouble with his neighbors dogs pooping on his lawn.His lesbian neighbors I might add who are having trouble with the restaurant because the town is apparently too goodey to go eat at there restaurant.Scott makes it his mission to help his neighbors and fix his relationship with him before 0 day.

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BooksCoffeeNurse
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SUPER excited for my haul from Strand Book Store New York, NY. Strand is a dream! ✨ I was mesmerized. 📚💜💕💜💕💜💕

BookishClaire I miss that place so much! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading So cool!! I‘m pretty sure different seasons is the only short story collection I‘ve ever enjoyed! Nice haul!! 2y
BooksCoffeeNurse @BookishClaire It‘s so amazing that I went back yesterday too. 😭 I could spend a lot of time in there! 😳 @Prairiegirl_reading Yay! I‘m excited to read it. ☺️ 2y
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ErraticElle
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A science fiction novel that feels mostly like magical realism, but does have some thriller/horror elements. The writing was good & comfortable & the movement through the plot flowed. The characters were great & everything felt like a dreamscape. There were moments where I felt emotionally connected to the character in a way that was amazingly deep for such a short book. Hats off to Mr. King for his marvelous abilities. The man knows his craft.

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Crysboehne
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I quite liked this one. A short, fun, and interesting read that kept me guessing.

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Staci
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Magical!

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Kaarin
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I wish an editor loved Stephen King enough to say no to him regarding how he describes women. The story Elevated is so beautiful & magical in parts. But always with the weirdo sexual descriptions of females - it strikes a wrong note. And not needed. His writing is so clean and descriptive otherwise. Even simple scenes can be transportive.

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Had a bit of chores that needed to be done, so I popped on this Audio Book.

Quite enjoyable. At first I thought it sounded like Thinner but it quickly became clear that it was nothing like that curs of weight loss. This was a different kind of thing all together.
What amaze me most is that after all this time King still comes up with new and fascinating ideas that totally blows my mind.

👇🏻Continues below 👇🏻

Enchanted_Bibliophile I also enjoyed the little extra story at the end. It looks like an audio exclusive as it's not part of my print copy. 2y
Enchanted_Bibliophile This is my #Booked2021🌞 Summer promt (17) for a book with less than 150 pages. This is literally the only unread book on my shelves which fit this promt. 2y
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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hannah-leeloo Hahaha reminded me of myself with Bilbo, love this picture @Mishu94 2y
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bourne.shell
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A nice quick read. Unlike anything, I've read from King before. The undertones of the importance of tolerance and finding common ground with people not like you was well-timed with current events. Worth a read, but not if you're expecting typical Stephen King horror, that it is not. But it would fit perfectly in between books as a breather or change of pace.

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CleverGirl
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Short, sweet, probably too sweet for most. For me it was a nice way to start a new year. Candy cane added because the cover was too light to stay shut. Fitting.

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CleverGirl
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First read of the new year 🎉

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Eggbeater
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I love Stephen King, but I didn't think this was his best. The science behind the idea in this novella just didn't work for me. I wasn't able to suspend belief and the characters were a little too cliche. I enjoyed the dog story at the end of the audio the most and I liked listening to King read his own work.

Biohaz74 Have you read IF IT BLEEDS it pretty good 2y
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pr.alm
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Elevation did a lot of things right, like a surprising incredible character development for a short read. And its compelling narrative expands in complexity within each page turn. But in the end, it just did not work for me. Its plot is disturbingly weird, with a ridiculous premise, in which you get no origin nor aftermath explanation.

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j9brown
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Not a typical King at all, but good and enjoyable!

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SerenaCrawford
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2020 read great book 📚🤩

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BookwormAHN
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This was at least for Stephen King a nice little story about a man learning to help his neighbors while unexplainably losing weight. Also included was the short story Laurie about a man getting a new dog.
#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness @StayCurious

magyklyXdelish Definitely a departure from King‘s normal horror but still an enjoyable story. No one can tell a story quite like him. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Skygoddess1
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I enjoyed this novella. I loved seeing Scott become a better neighbor and friend to his neighbors and those with whom he shares his mysterious weight loss with. While an interesting concept, I couldn‘t help but be saddened by the end. #AuthorAMonth

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bthegood
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I enjoyed this story, but I feel The Reach is better in terms of answering questions about life and death. It was a fun audio read, it is a good story for that and Stephen King is the narrator.

#TeamHarkness #Scarathlon2020 #Screamathon
@StayCurious @4thhouseontheleft

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bthegood
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Audio book, read by Stephen King, looking forward to it, don't know if it is a scary story or not, but I enjoy just about any SK stories...perfect for an October "read".

#Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness #Screamathon
@StayCurious @4thhouseontheleft

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Luulit
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Stephen King reads his latest novel - plus a bonus story, “Laurie,” unavailable in book form! “As the narrator, King enhances the story‘s good-hearted appeal with this twangy, aw-shucks delivery.

#audible #audiblebooks #books #audiobooks
#readingcommunity #Books #BookReviews #mustreads #readers #recommendedbooks
#booklovers #bookreviews #usa #stephenking #litsy

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Needed a King book for #AuthorAMonth, and a mystery/thriller for #scarathlon so this is what I chose. And while there is some thrill and some mystery (unsolved) this is unlike anything I‘ve read by King before. It‘s hopeful? Kind of beautiful? It really threw me. Therefore, I liked it😉 #bookspinbingo #freespace #bbrc #growup #faveauthor 16pts

Clwojick I really liked it too! 🖤 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
LibrarianRyan 🤡❤️👍🏻🔪 2y
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jessinikkip
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Such a good book! Not the typical Steohen King horror style but I think that made it even better. Fills a prompt for a readathon, the #Spooktober #TeamHorror for Twitter. Plus it adds 15 points (5 for the book 10 for the hour read) for #TeamHarkness with @StayCurious

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jessinikkip
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This weekend was pretty cool. Alé had baseball games all weekend so my mom was in town. I got a decent amount of reading done but not a LOT. I plan to read a lot more this week.

Total #scarathlon2020 points for #TeamHarkness so far is 121.

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Clwojick
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Thoroughly enjoyed this one! This is the third book I‘ve read by King, and I‘m starting to appreciate the author more and more. ♥️

5pts for #nonteamtheme, and another 5pts for the short story “Laurie” at the end. 🔥 (11 pts)

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Clwojick
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Listening to the tagged books while I work out my points for the 3 #readathons that end at midnight. So far it looks like my points are as follows:

#kindleclearout 24hr 31m = 240 pts
#cyoreadathon 28hr 40m = 280 pts
#october8in2 16hr 53m =160pts

Total #Readathon points = 680 + 1 for participation😆

Inkblotsandcoffeestains Awesome job!!!! I was wondering if I could count more than 8 hours towards the #october8in2, because if so I have to adjust my points! Lol 2y
Clwojick @Inkblotsandcoffeestains for sure! Any time read during the #readathons whether the total is more or less than your original goal. 🖤 2y
Sleepswithbooks Woot Woot Superstar 🌟 2y
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Eggs
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Set in Castle Rock, Maine, the story begins with Scott‘s dilemma: although he doesn‘t look any different, he‘s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are....Not your usual King story: neither earthshaking nor terrible. #bookspin #bookspinbingo #authoramonth2020 @TheAromaofBooks @Soubhiville

KathyWheeler I like your review of this because it‘s exactly right — it‘s just there — neither awful nor amazing. (edited) 2y
Eggs @KathyWheeler Yes!!! Thank you 😊 2y
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Emilymdxn
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25 minutes into day 2 of #cyoreadathon and #scarathlon2020 I finished this short, weird Stephen King book. I was expecting more horror, but while it was creepy it was more existentially unsettling than outright scary? A man discovers he‘s losing weight, going down to completely weightless, without his body changing at all. I found it sweet and worrying in equal measure. @Sace

#teamharkness @StayCurious I think +15 for theme +1 for participation

StayCurious creepy! Make sure you are keeping track of those readathon points too! You're doing so great! +16 2y
Emilymdxn @StayCurious thank you!! I‘m adding up readathon points at the end of each day at the moment so i don‘t lose track and I also have my nerdy spreadsheet which does maths for me 🥰 2y
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Luulit
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https://www.luulit.com/product/elevation-audible-audiobook-unabridged/

Stephen King reads his latest novel - plus a bonus story, “Laurie,” unavailable in book form!

“As the narrator, King enhances the story‘s good-hearted appeal with this twangy, aw-shucks delivery. He gives a strong portrayal of everyman Scott Carey, whose strange affliction sends him on a quest of self-discovery and neighborly kindness....

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magyklyXdelish
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Landed in the middle on this one. I knew it wasn‘t going to be horror so that‘s not why. I just wasn‘t attached to the characters and some of the issues were a little too on the nose. However it was a cute story with a solid ending. Quick read.

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BBowling
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Not a heart-pounding, damn you Stephen King, you scared me shitless tale. No, rather one of his curious and compelling stories that take you on a pleasant run. A runner‘s elevation and more. Good fast read.