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Danse Macabre
Danse Macabre | Stephen King
From the author of dozens of #1 New York Times bestsellers and the creator of many unforgettable movies comes a vivid, intelligent, and nostalgic journey through three decades of horror as experienced through the eyes of the most popular writer in the genre. In 1981, years before he sat down to tackle On Writing, Stephen King decided to address the topic of what makes horror horrifying and what makes terror terrifying. Here, in ten brilliantly written chapters, King delivers one colorful observation after another about the great stories, books, and films that comprise the horror genrefrom Frankenstein and Dracula to The Exorcist, The Twilight Zone, and Earth vs. The Flying Saucers. With the insight and good humor his fans appreciated in On ?Writing , Danse Macabre is an enjoyably entertaining tour through Stephen Kings beloved world of horror.
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NatalieR
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Despite owning 2 copies of this book, I listened to it on audio. I‘m rating this a pick for the quality of the work and not my difficulty to stay engaged at times. It‘s a super in depth book on horror books, movies and TV. He definitely exposed me to movies I‘ve missed and authors I want to read. I especially enjoyed his personal antidotes and mentions of his son, Joe. Perfect time of year to read this one! 👻🎃👽#MountTBR

MarkoPDX We used this as a textbook in the sci-fi/horror class for my film studies degree. I thought it was very informative about the genre. 2mo
NatalieR @MarkoPDX That‘s awesome! This book would be perfect for that area of study. 2mo
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Hestapleton
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This wasn‘t my favorite King—though that might be because the topic (exploration of horror from the 1950s-1980s) was before my time. I haven‘t read or watched much horror from that genre, so while I always love hearing King talk about horror and why we are so pulled to it, I could appreciate his analysis as much as a contemporary audience did. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Hestapleton
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I am an introvert and it turns out that when you get married, you don‘t get much alone time. My hubby goes to work after me and is home before me. And I love him so so much, but your girl needs some quiet. So I‘m trying a new habit: early morning reading time. The 5 am wake up call isn‘t great, but I think starting my day like this will make a difference.
Introverts—how do you get your quiet time in?

megnews I do the same. I‘m up at 5 to read for an hour before the kids are up and we‘re getting ready. Honestly I‘m grouchy if they wake up early during that time. 7mo
AmyG I also do the same. Up early for some alone time. 7mo
celtichik I stay up later than everyone else 7mo
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saresmoore 🙋‍♀️ INFJ, married 12 years to an ENFP and early morning reading time is a necessity for my survival/sanity. The habit has rubbed off on my kids & husband, too. We all bookend our days with, well, books. All that is to say: solidarity, sister! 7mo
saresmoore @megnews Same here! I try to pretend that I‘m happy to see them, but I think it comes off more like Oscar wearing an Elmo mask... 7mo
erank58 YES!! I've done this since college. Now even on weekends I'll be up way before everyone else just to get an hour of peace! 7mo
Addison_Reads I understand completely. ☺ I stay up later than everyone to have my quiet, otherwise I get very grumpy with others in my house. My husband and nephew are both very good about giving me my alone time, but it's taken a few years to establish. 7mo
Hestapleton @saresmoore Oscar wearing an Elmo mask feels like my permanent mood 😂😂 7mo
SkeletonKey I also wake up extra early so that I can be alone and quiet to read before having to go to work, etc. But I also live alone so this is easier for me! 7mo
Hestapleton @SkeletonKey yes, quiet time aside, reading before work has made a huge difference in my mood! 7mo
Hestapleton @erank58 my hubby thinks I‘m crazy for getting up early on the weekends to read! 7mo
Hestapleton @Addison_Reads yeah finding the habits that are the most restorative are hard! Especially when you have to navigate around other people‘s schedules. 7mo
Hestapleton @celtichik I wish I could be a night owl! Once it‘s past nine, reading conks me out!! 7mo
Hestapleton @AmyG @megnews yay early morning people! 7mo
rretzler Fortunately my husband, and now my 2 sons, are introverts too, so we can have quiet time together so some extent. I prefer staying up later to waking up early so if I need quiet time, you may find me still up at 2AM and then gettin up for the day at 6:45 7mo
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BookwormAHN
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Last month I read 13 books. This House is Haunted & Cappuccinos, Cupcakes & a Corpse were my favorites.
For #monthofBoyne I read A Ladder to the Sky & This House is Haunted. Both were good. For #subjectofthemonth which was historical fiction I meant to read Hunting Prince Dracula (which I haven't finished yet) but This House is Haunted works for that. Also I didn't get around to Crippen by Boyne which I still mean to.
A good month though 😺

kspenmoll Sounds like Some great books- well done!!! 9mo
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ThoroughRead
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"We fall from womb to tomb, from one blackness toward another, remembering little of one, and knowing nothing of the other."

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DGRachel
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Welcome to the #LosersClub open discussion for #DanseMacabre!

Please be mindful of spoilers. We have new readers to King who haven‘t read all of his books. When referencing his other work, please keep this in mind for our new-to-King friends. Don‘t forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!

#ghosthostpost

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DGRachel
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It‘s late, but I‘m still on the right day! Woohoo! Discussion starts NOW!
#LosersClub

Open discussion is in the FOLLOWING POST marked as a SPOILER. Find the post for #DanseMacabre & tap "show me" on the spoiler tag to join in the discussion. Join in whenever you can! Today. Tomorrow. Next month! The post will always be up so just tag any of us & we‘ll jump in to discuss with you. See you there!

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BookwormAHN
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This is Stephen King's guide to horror from the 50s to the 80s. It is quite informative and entertaining 🖤
#losersclub

KathyWheeler I loved this book so much! I even asked on an old-timey Stephen King forum if there would ever be an update. The answer was a simple, “No.” 😞 10mo
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DGRachel
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Hopefully you fabulous committed #constantreaders haven‘t been waiting on me to start the next #losersclub read and if you were, I‘m so very, very sorry for being a terrible #ghosthost. I will try to do better in 2019. That being said, the December read-January discussion book is tagged. See you January 18th-ish for open discussion!

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AWildMandaPanda
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Once I finish my exams this month I am going to get started on this one for my creative writing class which focuses on horror writing. I guess I shall see what I can come up with :) #stephenking #nonfiction #mustread #bibliophile #bookworm #booknerd

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DGRachel
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Just a reminder that December‘s #losersclub read is #DanseMacabre! Buy, borrow, or beg your copy and check back in next month when we begin reading this one. I‘ll be #ghosthosting this one, but everyone is welcome to join in!

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cherinium
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Most of the references to TV and Movies were lost on me. I suppose that is a product of my age. I was 5 when this book was originally published. I knew slightly more about the books mentioned. There was a Forward that was written in 2010 which referenced Horror with which I was more familiar. Well written and an interesting topic, but reading was a chore due to my limited knowledge. #completecatalogue #stephenking #nonfiction

RaimeyGallant Nice review. 1y
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cherinium
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How many of you peak to see how a book ends? 🧐 Don't tell Stephen King! Your secret is safe with me...🤫 I have to admit this made me chuckle. And for the record, I am not a peaker!
#stephenking #completecatalogue #nonfiction

Bklover 😳😳😳 Uhhhh...... 1y
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cherinium
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"...disbelief is not like a balloon, which may be suspended in air with a minimum of effort; it is like a lead weight, which has to be hoisted with a clean and a jerk and held up by main force. Disbelief isn't light; it's heavy."

This passage on what it takes for a reader (or viewer) of fantasy/horror to suspend disbelief long enough to enjoy the story spoke to me. ???

cherinium I have a harder time enjoying fiction that touches on subjects in which I am knowledgeable. I think this is why I did not enjoy Watchers. A premise put forth by the book was that Golden Retreivers were the perfect breed for the research because inheritable disease had been bred out of them. HA! Goldens are notoriously one of the WORST breeds for inheritable disease. I see it EVERY day. 1y
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BookwormAHN
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Q is for Quotes. Here are a few of my favorites.
#Kingatoz @GarthRanzz

GarthRanzz I think the quotes have it tonight. 😊 2y
KathyWheeler I loved Danse Macbre. I asked once, on an SK website, if King had any plans to ever update it. The answer was a terse “No.” 😞 2y
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Addison_Reads
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Q is for Quiet, as in A Quiet Place. King recently tweeted about this film, and his tweet has since been all over social media. John Krasinski, writer, director and actor in the film, mentioned in an interview he was "blown away" by King's praise. I'm sure I'm not the only one who watched the film because of Stephen King's recommendation either. ?
This is just one of many examples where King has influenced pop culture.
#KingAtoZ @GarthRanzz

GarthRanzz I want to get out and see this some time this week! 2y
Addison_Reads I really liked it. It wasn't necessarily scary, but the way it's filmed messes with your senses and it made me jump a few times. Definitely recommend it. 👍 2y
TrishB Great pick 👍🏻 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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GatheringBooks nicely done! love it. 2y
Andrew65 👏👏👏 2y
rohit-sawant 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
BiblioLitten So true! 👏 2y
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YouReadMyEyes
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D is for Danse Macabre (French for Dance of Death).

Danse Macabre is a 1981 non-fiction book by Stephen King, about horror fiction in print, radio, film and comics.

“Horror in real life is an emotion that one grapples with ... all alone. It is a combat waged in the secret recesses of the heart.”

I just picked up this copy 😄 However, I feel like I may need to work my way up to this one.

#KingAtoZ #stephenking

rohit-sawant Oh niice! 👏🏼👏🏼 2y
GarthRanzz Great choice! And I do love his take on the subject matter. Who else, living, would be the best person to write this? 2y
Sweettartlaura Don‘t put it off - I did, & felt like an idiot 😣. It‘s basically like talking about horror books, movies, etc., with the biggest fan ever. Enjoy! 2y
YouReadMyEyes @Sweettartlaura Thanks, Laura - I appreciate your advice! You make it sound awesome 😎 rather than intimidating. 2y
Sweettartlaura Exactly, @YouReadMyEyes - I found it daunting for the longest time, but it was such fun! At this time, some of the references are dated. So just consider them all classics. 2y
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JacintaMCarter
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JacintaMCarter
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JacintaMCarter
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King's face on this cover makes me think of Charles Manson, which creeps me out. So I flipped it over only to discover the exact same picture on the back.

DivineDiana No escaping it! 😬 2y
Suet624 Definitely creepy 2y
minkyb 😂 2y
rohit-sawant 😂😂 2y
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GripLitGrl
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#quotsyjan18 #Macabre
"We fall from womb to tomb, from one blackness toward another, remembering little of the one, and knowing nothing of the other." -Stephen King
@TK-421

TricksyTails ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
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Meowcedes
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“Fantasy is salt for the mind.”

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Meowcedes
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Reading Stephen King‘s reflections on the genre of horror while watching my laundry do a dance of its own. This is a great follow-up to Dracula (and a precursor to King‘s homage to Dracula - ‘Salem‘s Lot). King suggests, “...we make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones. With the endless inventiveness of humankind, we grasp the very elements which are so divisive and destructive and try to turn them into tools - to dismantle themselves.”

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WrittenCasey
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In Chapter IX-Horror Fiction, SKing makes his case for the

"...horror story as both literature and entertainment, a living part of twentieth-century literature... They are books and stories which seem to me to fulfill the primary duty of literature—to tell us the truth about ourselves by telling us lies about people who never existed.

RaimeyGallant Great quote. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you're interested. :) 2y
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Fedaykin
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rohit-sawant
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Here it is, @batsy
And now I'm tempted to reread the whole book. 🤣

batsy Lovely, thank you for sharing! He puts it so well. And his description of the movie is perfect for the Southern Reach trilogy, too. I think the horror is heightened, or maybe the horror stems from, the fact that people know they can't trust each other (and in an era of fake news as a political maneuver...) I need to read this! 😁 2y
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Sweettartlaura
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#2017wrapup
The Captain Obvious award goes to the book I DID know I should read, and I just didn‘t. This year it‘s Danse Macabre. I have owned this for 20 years; and moved with it twice; but just never bothered. Idiot! This is like a conversation with King about his favorite horror books and films. He even gives us lists - I love lists! At this point it‘s dated - he wrote it in 1983. But don‘t put this off - you‘ll feel like an idiot.

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TaciturnWhenReading
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Pumpkin post 3 of 3: Nearly forgot to post this one. Stephen King O‘Lantern! It was after my bedtime when I got home from the Night of 1000 Jack O‘Lanterns - I cannot be responsible for my actions.

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TrishB
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Kaye Cool cover ! 2y
AmyG That's actually his home in Bangor, Maine. I made my husband take me by there when we were on vacation near there. That fence is all around his property. It's really neat. Very SK. @Kaye (edited) 2y
KathyWheeler I loved this book! I asked, several years ago, on his web site‘s forum if there were any plans to update it. The answer was “No.” I was so disappointed. 😞 2y
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TrishB @KathyWheeler at least they didn't leave you hanging!! 😀 2y
TrishB @AmyG that's cool 👍 2y
4thhouseontheleft I haven't read King in years, but I am becoming sorely tempted to pick up his books again! 2y
KathyWheeler @TrishB That‘s true. 😄 2y
TrishB @4thhouseontheleft definitely one of my fav authors, if not my fav! 2y
4thhouseontheleft @TrishB I definitely figured that out when I was Litsy stalking you for the book swap, LOL. 😃😃😃 (edited) 2y
TrishB @4thhouseontheleft he may get mentioned occassionally 😀 2y
rohit-sawant Ooh, I love this one! 2y
TrishB @rohit-sawant it's fab 👍 2y
PirateJenny The only time I ever got mad at the puppy we had when I was in high school was when he ate the back half of this book. Bad dog! 2y
TrishB @PirateJenny my first puppy chewed my leather bound complete works of Shakespeare that my Mum brought me for my 16th b/day!! I've not long replaced it this year! 2y
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Sweettartlaura
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@respekt1111 Did you know that Shirley Jackson‘s great-grandfather built the house that became her inspiration for The Haunting of Hill House???😱

DivineDiana I did not!!! 2y
respekt1111 Yes, she used to collect postcards and pictures of different houses too! That's awesome that King gave her a shout-out! 2y
Sweettartlaura @respekt1111 He wrote a whole section of one of the chapters in this book about The Haunting of Hill House. It was great. 2y
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Josie
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Bailedbailed

Alright, my lovely littles of Litsy, I have spammed your feeds over the last 24 hours with all of the books that I read during my Litsy absence (and yes, I am back, it's good to see you all!) Not only did I take a Litsy hiatus, but I also took a break from my #EpicStephenKingReread. Now, im ready to continue it, but I have made the decision to DNF this one. It's actually the reason I took a hiatus in the first place. Continued in comments...

Josie While I love King, I have found that I am not too interested in the horror genre from 1950-1980. Call me a basic bitch, but I just don't have the interest. I have also decided to remove the remaining Bachman books from my reread as well. I am ready to get back into King novels and storytelling! 2y
TheNextBook I had the same issue. And what really sucked with this book was how few of the references I got. So while I was enjoying learning, a lot of what he said went over my head!! 2y
TheNextBook Ok, I know you cut Bachman but if you make it through Desperation read the Regulators because the way he did those two novels is really cool! 2y
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Josie @TheNextBook OH GIRL. I have read both of those, I just forgot that The Regulators is under Bachman. I'll definitely be including that one!!! 2y
TheNextBook I read those two back to back and was blown away! I kept asking myself what the fuck was happening! Such a damn mind trip. 😂 2y
Reggie @TheNextBook I love those two, and the fact that he used the same characters in both but different settings was pretty cool. One of my worst nightmares I ever had came from the Regulators. 2y
TheNextBook @Reggie Dak! Desperation was pretty intense... 2y
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Sweettartlaura
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So I've always heard that King did NOT like Kubrick's treatment of The Shining. He got behind ABC's TV movie of it years later.
But it came up in this book of his, and so far this is the biggest swipe he takes at it. Which is mild.
I'm wondering if there is more to come, or if King is a gentleman, or if the rumors have been greatly exaggerated over the years 🤔

Sweettartlaura @respekt1111 Here... this is the strongest attack against the film version I found in this book, in King‘s own words: he‘s complaining that Kubrick shot the movie on a soundstage. And I remember doing some Googling,& not finding a primary source on him expressing dislike for it. Maybe I missed it. Maybe it aged poorly for him. But I think his feelings for the film are either exaggerated or completely misunderstood. (edited) 2y
respekt1111 Interesting. It's almost like an urban legend. You don't know where you heard it, but you know it must be true! 2y
Sweettartlaura @Rachbb3 Here‘s the quote from Danae Macabre. This is the worst thing I can find King directly saying about the Kubrick adaptation. It‘s a long stretch to say he hated it from this. 12mo
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Sweettartlaura @MinDea here‘s the only mention of The Shining in by King in his own book, published after the film‘s release. You can see the source of confusion if this is all King said in the years right after. I‘d also heard repeatedly that he hated it, but realized when I read this that I‘d never heard or seen him say it - I just kept hearing people say he hated it. Thanks for getting to the source! 12mo
MinDea @Sweettartlaura Interesting. 🤔 I wonder why he chose to be tight lipped about his opinion in Danse Macabre but verbally (?) showed his dislike of the movie? I have heard several times that he hated it. I also heard he didn't like Shawshank Redemption either but then the article I just shared said it's one of his favorite adaptations. 🤷 12mo
MinDea Maybe King just like to throw shade and cause confusion about his book adaptations. 😆😆😆 12mo
Sweettartlaura @MinDea Oh, he‘s got to love Shawshank - not only is it amazing, but he let Frank Darabont do more adaptations - unlike Kubrick 😜. Yeah, not sure why he didn‘t say more sooner. But, he didn‘t 🤷🏻‍♀️. 12mo
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Sweettartlaura
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Leave it to Stephen King to use something from a 50s horror flick for Bill Denbrough to use in his fight against stuttering & his fight against It.

PS - Happy Birthday to Stephen King 🎈

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BookishJess
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Yes, I went to Goodwill again. No, I don't have any self control. 😬 #bookhaul #neverendingTBR

smccallum Gilead is incredible and Flannery O'Connor is pretty awesome too! 2y
Avanders Fun! 👏🏽👏🏽I have a couple of those on my to read shelves too... 😉 2y
Jess7 😜 I don't usually buy and/or store physical books for myself bc I prefer the tidiness of my kindle - especially since I don't have a large enough space for library or anything - but that being said, I #blameitonlitsy that recently when my library had a #booksale I purchased multiple books (some I have read before) for the sole purpose of hosting a giveaway on here sometime. Now I have books with no place to put them but my car trunk. 🤦🏽‍♀️ (edited) 2y
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BookishJess @smccallum I've had both of them on my TBR for a while. Glad to find some of their books. I've heard great things about both and of course Gilead was a Pulitzer winner! 2y
BookishJess @Avanders The TBR list truly never ends 😂 Now I need to at least finish one book I own to make up for this! 2y
BookishJess @Jess7 I love my Kindle for that reason too! I'm quickly running out of bookshelf space. But a good portion will be passed on after reading them. I usually only keep books I've read that I loved and may read again sometime 😊 And most of my book purchases I can #blameitonLitsy too! 😂 2y
UnidragonFrag Man, I love going book hunting at Goodwill. Can get some great stuff on the cheap! 2y
BookishJess @UnidragonFrag It's the best! I'm always finding so many great books there. 2y
DeborahSmall I love The Alienist ❤️ 2y
BarbaraJean Such a great haul!! Those bottom three especially-- 💯👍😊 2y
minkyb Wow. Those are fantastic titles! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
BookishJess @DeborahSmall It looks really intriguing! @BarbaraJean @minkyb Yes some great finds this time! Cannot wait to start reading Gilead and O'Connor. And Daring Greatly has been on my TBR since I watched Brown's TED talk. 2y
readinginthedark Woolf! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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dariazeoli
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Glad to finally be finished with this one. While I'm a big fan of King I don't consider myself familiar with the horror genre, and I cannot watch gory movies, so this was an interesting look at works across tv, film, and books that I might never get to.

On with the #chronologicalKingread. Just put a hold on Cujo, which I read as a teenager. Poor dog...

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dariazeoli
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Some morning quality #kindle time before work! My weekend begins at 1pm. 👍

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I'm FINALLY resuming my King chronological read. This is one I've never read before. Looking forward to it, even if I'm one of those Constant Readers who can't watch gory movies.

Re: this quote - the only books I ever turned to the end on were the Potter books. It was tradition to leave the midnight release, find out who died over a plate of fries, then go home and binge read all weekend.

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The.Intentional.Reader
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Book haul from Barnes and Noble and Half Price Books. Both had really good sales going on for Memorial Day. My TBR pile has now grown significantly!

Fantasyfan I'm a big Ray Bradbury fan!! Nice choices. 2y
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Joshsandaker
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Finally got myself a Paperwhite the other day and I'm still in love with it. Still love physical reads but this helps increase my read count.

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Sarahr875
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#stephenking17 #uglycovers None of the covers that I own are really terrible but these are the ones that are the worst. I think Danse Macabre and Rose Madder are the ugliest of this set.

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Sweettartlaura
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This is really the only #TBR I have for King - everything that I want to read has been read. And this is finally happening this year, thanks to #MountTBR #192019challenge & my #birthdaychallenge - this is getting done🙌🏻

#stephenking17

TheLondonBookworm 👍👍👍☺️☺️☺️ 3y
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MrBook
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Here's another phenomenal #readingchallenge found on @Litsy ! This community is the absolute best for bibliophiles, bar none! Such amazing creativity, you all are the absolute créme-de-la-créme. Big thanks to Josie and @Gayan for coming up with #StephenKing17 ?????????!!!

Josie For some reason, Litsy wouldn't let @MrBook tag me! But here I am!! Thanks for sharing, @MrBook! 3y
TrishB Can't wait 👍 looks fab @Josie 3y
britt_brooke Very cool! 👏🏻 3y
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NHLibrarian @Josie Great idea! 3y
MyNamesParadise Do all the books for this challenge have to be by Stephen King? 3y
Abcdefghijklmnop 👏👏 Wheelhouse much?? Sign me up!! 😃 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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AlleyChen
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Oh of course. Anuran. Thanks for the help, dictionary #ThatWasNotActuallyHelpful

Well-ReadNeck 😂😂😂 3y
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AlleyChen
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I am now on Forenote #3 and I'm sort of hoping the whole thing is a bunch of forenotes because that would be hilarious.

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cursetine
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I have a lot of opinions on this book. It's weird to read it as a contemporary fan of horror, since this book doesn't go past the 80s. A lot has changed. King's insights are interesting but he doesn't address the subversive power of horror thoroughly enough for me, esp bc he doesn't closely consider horror as a tool of the marginalized. It was an informative overview, though, even if I didn't love everything he had to say (so, still a 👍).

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Danse Macabre | Stephen King
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This is easily a pick for me: it's King talking about horror. But I must caveat this and say it wont be for everyone. It discussed horror in film, radio and books mostly stretching from 1950-1980ish. For that reason mang of the references didnt resonate with me the way they will with someone else. Also King writes nonfiction like he talks, so it's very conversational and he tends to ramble sometimes. Still very insightful and well done.