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Ghost 19
Ghost 19 | Simone St. James
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A woman moves to a town where she becomes obsessed with watching the lives of her neighbors while stuck in a house that refuses to let her leave in this first ever short story from the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Cold Cases. Is there something wrong with Ginette Cox? Its what everyone seems to think. When a doctor suggests that what she might need is less excitement, she packs up and moves from New York City to a house in suburban NY: 19 Howard Ave. The town offers Ginette little in the way of entertainment in 1959, but at least she has interesting neighbors. Whether its the little girl with her doll or the couple and their mother-in-law, Ginette watches them from her window and makes up names and stories for them. But its not all peaceful in suburbia. Ginette finds it hard to sleep in her new house. There are strange and scary noises coming from the basement, and she is trapped, either by a ghost or her own madness. But when Ginette starts to think a murder has taken place and a mysterious man starts making terrifying appearances outside her window, its clear she must deal with whatever isnt allowing her to escape this house
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
If you need a quick ghost story fix, Simone St James has the perfect novella for you! Quick but intriguing read!👻😱

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magyklyXdelish
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Genuinely creepy and interesting. I enjoyed this one quite a bit.

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DavidDiamond
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Set in 1959, a stage actress, after suffering a mental breakdown, escapes to a small town in New York where she rents a house in a suburban neighborhood.
This 80 page novella is basically "Rear Window" with a supernatural twist.
Fun and creepy.

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MelKelsey
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I listened to Ghost 19, which I had no idea was a novella until it ended! St. James is an iconic author of compelling and chilling ghost stories. Ginette moves to the suburbs, in hopes of improving her mental health, and spends her days watching her neighbors and hearing scary noises from her own house. Too short to delve deeply into the characters, but well-done. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Ginette has had a breakdown and is now in a new place. And with few to no other distractions she starts neighbor watching. The whole thing is very Rear Window.
#SundayBuddyRead @TheBookHippie #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #Pantone2023 #classicgreen @Clwojick
#TBRTarot @CBee #NoShameReadingChallenge2023 #HauntedHorror @Nessavamusic

Clwojick Great match! 💚 2mo
Nessavamusic Great job!! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
TheBookHippie 💚💚💚💚 2mo
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DebinHawaii
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Read for #SundayBuddyRead This novella is not my favorite thing Simone St. James has written, but it was creepy & good & still a pick for me despite not loving the end. Did the novella format work well because a small dose of the unreliable main character was enough or would a deeper dive into the main character made me like her more?🤷🏻‍♀️
Waiting for her next full-length book next year.

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I read more than 20 chapters….finished The Murder at the Vivarage and Ghost 19….and still reading my chunkster, Kristen Lavransdattar. Thanks @Andrew65 January #20in24 Readathon

Soubhiville Some old book covers there! 2mo
AmyG @Soubhiville I love seeing old covers, so I figured I‘d post them as I read these as ebooks. 2mo
Andrew65 That‘s brilliant, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂🥰📚 2mo
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Librarybelle
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Light pick for me…the creepy factor helped win me over. Short stories are not my usual reading genre, but I could not help picking this up because of the author. There were pieces of the story that I wished were fleshed out a bit more - vague connections and statements made that I really wanted to have more explanations or further exploration. Overall, it kept me on the edge of my seat, and I had to see what happened next. #SundayBuddyRead

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Well I thank ya. This was different!
Happy Sunday!
I woke at 530a couldn‘t get back to sleep so I posted 😫🤷🏻‍♀️ we‘ve got a ton of snow overnight so I‘ll be here with cocoa reading our February book ! See you next week! ♥️

AmyG Thank you-always! See you next Sunday! 2mo
Karisa I was up early too but west coast time😊. Lots of sunshine here today. Thank you again for a great book chat! 💗 2mo
mcctrish Thank you so much for a wonderful start to Sundays. Always. I‘m in Toronto to see my youngest ( he‘s at school here, studying photography, and there is an exhibit of his class‘ photo books - so much talent ❤️) it‘s been a great weekend on all the levels. I‘m looking forward to Josephine 2mo
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BookwormAHN It's a rain out here. Thank you and stay warm. 2mo
DebinHawaii Thanks for as usual, the great hosting. 🤗Last night was cool, stormy & rainy so it was a good night for a spooky story. 😱 2mo
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii oooo good reading weather!!! 2mo
TheBookHippie @mcctrish How wonderful enjoy! 2mo
mcctrish Random info about Simone: a friend of my mom ( I babysat her boys 100 years ago) just msg‘d me ( she is in my fb reading group, we both just posted about SSJ books) her friend‘s son has a law clerk who‘s sister is Simone 🤯 real name is Simone Seguin 2mo
TheBookHippie @mcctrish 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 2mo
CoffeeAndABook Thank you so much @TheBookHippie! I wasn‘t able to get into Litsy until right now - I so missed the main discussion but enjoyed the book and your super interesting posts and everyone‘s thoughts 😊👌🏼💫 2mo
TheBookHippie @CoffeeAndABook No worries there are a few folks who post tonight, Monday, and Wednesday as that works for them. Sometimes discussions go all week. Feel free to comment or whatever you‘d like ♥️♥️ 2mo
mollyrotondo Thank you!!! I‘ve been so off with my responses 🤦🏻‍♀️ I was on vacation last week so I missed some of the Godmothers‘ posts. Loved that book though! But thank you for everything and hopefully now I can be on track with my responses. 2mo
TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo oh fun!!! I loved The Godmother that was fun as well. Hopefully we get more good than bad this year 🤣😵‍💫♥️ 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Finally had time to add my thoughts. Better late than never, I suppose. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
TheBookHippie @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 😅 I love hearing your take!! A lot of late posters are joining which is so fun!! I tell @mollyrotondo the same thing, many of us have differing time tables. Jumping back in is fun for me! This was a bit of a fun taste while we wait for her next book. 1mo
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Overall thoughts?

I see she‘s writing hopefully a book and hopefully we‘ll get to read it next year for #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD she‘s reportedly set the book in the 1990s 👀 which was 10 years ago right? 🤣

Librarybelle I was riveted with this - not one of my favorites by her, but she definitely had the creepy factor going. 2mo
IndoorDame Not my favorite of hers either, but enjoyable. Super creepy, and funnier than I tend to find her work. 2mo
Sargar114 I did enjoy this! The creepy factor was high but knowing it was a short story I could push through. I wish it ended without the bit of her ending up with the detective. Takes away from the overall story. Ooooh the 90s though, I‘m in!!! 2mo
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AmyG Ha! Yes, the ‘90s doesn‘t seem so long ago. Looking forward to her new book. 2mo
Karisa Ginette was not my favorite but the novella kept me reading. 1990s will be fun for a ghost take setting. I‘m assuming there will be a ghost of some sort. She‘s been quite prolific. Will St. James be able to give up her love of detectives, awkward love scenes, and happily ever afters or is she stuck now with having to deliver those for always? 2mo
vlwelser It was definitely 10 years ago. 2mo
mcctrish I can‘t wait for the 90‘s, interesting to see how some of her tropes work out in modern times. I continue to have to take breaks when I read her, I really am a suspense lightweight 🤣 2mo
BookwormAHN I just listened to Nirvana on the classic rock station. I can't believe the 90s were that long ago. 2mo
DebinHawaii The 90s should be fun! I liked this but like @Sargar114 the ending was not my favorite. Still, overall, good & creepy! 😱 2mo
TheBookHippie @Karisa Her troupe makes me laugh maybe that‘s for us to not be so freaked out 🤣🤷🏻‍♀️! 2mo
TheBookHippie @mcctrish me too this is the only scary I read. 2mo
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii it was a good creepy read! 2mo
Hooked_on_books I had fun with this one! It felt a little lighter since it was a novella, but that worked. I look forward to her 90s book! 2mo
mollyrotondo Definitely love her novels more. I can‘t wait for a new book from her!!!! 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick The '90s were barely ten years ago. Most of my favorite music is from that decade, so I'm always hopeful that any pop culture references go deeper than just the highlight reel. 1mo
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So thoughts ? Did she get inspired from this you think?

Librarybelle Haha…I mentioned this earlier before getting to this question! I saw definite Rear Window vibes. 2mo
IndoorDame I‘m going to have to watch this now! 2mo
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Sargar114 Totally got those vibes! Rear Window meets Ghost story 2mo
AmyG Such a great movie!!!! 2mo
mcctrish Totally 2mo
Karisa Good excuse for a re-watch! 2mo
vlwelser Watch it. It's one of my favorites. It's genius. And the apartment courtyard setting. Brilliant. 2mo
BookwormAHN Jimmy Stewart is fantastic in it 🧡 2mo
DebinHawaii Yes! Time for a rewatch! 👍 2mo
CoffeeAndABook That‘s great!! A good movie I haven‘t seen yet - what a treat! 👏🏼 (edited) 2mo
TheBookHippie @CoffeeAndABook OH ENJOY!!! It‘s creepy! 2mo
mollyrotondo Definitely!!! Love this movie!!!! 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I have seen Rear Window exactly once but it came to mind as I was reading. When you break it down, there are only so many stories to tell, so you just have to find a way to make it your own. 1mo
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I wasn‘t maternal -part of what was wrong with me…
Ugh this trope AGAIN😫😵‍💫
So maddening…
But phew 29 she can still have kids and marry respectably🤮

Cannot believe how relevant this is.. 🤬

IndoorDame So ready to see a character for who not having/wanting kids is not in some way a plot point! 2mo
Sargar114 A very St James Trope 2mo
AmyG I just think that was a belief during that time period. For me, that it‘s even discussed is ridiculous. Our son and wife have one child, literally every one has asked when/if they are having another. They are not. When I explain why (medical reasons)….they all seem a bit embarrassed. Who cares whether someone has kids or has none?None of anyone‘s business and how many people do we all know who probably should never have had kids? Rant over (edited) 2mo
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Karisa Yeah, it‘s yuck. Ginette is clearly a reflection of the norms of her times. It‘d be nice for St. James‘ heroines to say forget it and say what they really want instead. Ginette seems to really want her career in acting back, to be revered on the stage, fame, glory… 2mo
Karisa @AmyG 👏👏👏 2mo
mcctrish It‘s still such a thing. And working, parenting, living is so exhausting. The fact that women might make judgements blows my mind, I lose my shit at home often because of how many more thoughts I have to have to keep the ‘show‘ going than anyone else. Everyone needs to stay in their lane 2mo
vlwelser And then she goes off to live with the detective. I mean whatever floats her boat but that seems a little wishy washy to me. Which is also a st James thing. 2mo
BookwormAHN I don't think discussion is ever going away even though it really need to. 2mo
DebinHawaii Yeah, unfortunately it doesn‘t ever seem to go away & as perpetually single & childless, it‘s damned annoying! 🤬 2mo
TheBookHippie @AmyG SMDH people 🤦🏻‍♀️🤬 I get asked why my kids are so far apart in age I tell them we only had sex twice. 2mo
AmyG @TheBookHippie Oh, people are idiots. I have fraternal twin girls who look completed different yet people would ask me if they were identical. 2mo
TheBookHippie @AmyG 😫🤦🏻‍♀️🤣 2mo
Hooked_on_books I definitely think it reflects the times and it certainly persists. I am childless by choice and very happy this way, but I definitely encounter people who don‘t like that. But if I ever turned their “why didn‘t you want kids” question around into “why DID you?”, they would be offended and furious. Yet it‘s the same question. 2mo
TheBookHippie @Hooked_on_books Interesting when you turn it around on people! Ugh. 2mo
mollyrotondo I hate this trope!! Women are more than their uteruses. I was watching a 2007 movie this weekend that I never saw before, Cleaner, and this whole all I want is a baby storyline ended up being the main point (sorry if I spoiled it for anyone) and I was like wow. Even in 2007 all women can desire is children. I liked that Ginette was not interested but it sucks that that has to even be pointed out in order to classify her. 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick HERE WE GO AGAIN! 🤣I am so glad that nearly everyone in my life has come to realize that I'd be happier going to jail for beating their ass than to want a child. New acquaintances may ask when they hear I've been in a relationship for a long time, but never press the issue. I like to think they're all afraid of what my kid would be capable of & are happy I'm not reproducing. I'm exhausting enough because I can be A LOT. 😁 1mo
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Do you like reading novellas ? Short stories compiled in one big book?

Did you like the NOW THEN on chapters did it help the flow?

Was this novella scarier than her books for you?

Should this have been a book instead? More fleshed out?

Librarybelle I would have liked to see this a bit more fleshed out, but I‘m not the biggest short story/novella reader. I can understand her flashing from Then to Now, but it may have also worked as a linear telling, just allowing the full story to unfold. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
IndoorDame I do think this should have been a book. Novellas are really difficult to do justice to, and I adore them when they‘re just right, but I don‘t think they‘re her best format. (The then/now thing worked for me though). 2mo
Sargar114 I usually don‘t do short stories because I usually end up wanting more. But in scary story formats they work really well. I think the then/now works because it kind of disorients you just like Gin was, so it puts you in her mindset. I don‘t know if this would have worked as a novel. I could see Gin getting on my nerves in 200 more pages. It also could have done without the end where she gets a “happily ever after” wit no reason why 2mo
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AmyG I am not a fan of novellas or short stories as I like a more developed story. (edited) 2mo
Karisa I thought a linear story would‘ve worked better with this novella. A slower build up to madness might‘ve helped me connect and sympathize with Ginette. I can see @Sargar114 ‘s point though that the then/now does help us feel a little disoriented like G must feel though. Totally agree that not every story has to have a happy ending. Ginette being hauled off to jail for arson or to a hospital would‘ve made more sense… 2mo
mcctrish I think @Sargar114 has a point with the back and forth adding to the disorientation. I do wish this had been a book and @Karisa ‘s linear timeline idea would have helped with connecting to G. My favourite kind of short story book is one like Olive Kitteridge where all the stories are connected and make a full story when they are done. This was a nice little mini book but I admit I was much more anxious about getting my reading done than usual 2mo
vlwelser I think it's perfect just the way it is. I do like short stories. But I also read a lot of books at the same time. So, read a story, switch to a different book. 2mo
BookwormAHN I'm not that fond of short stories or novellas but I'm not sure if anyone could handle a full novel with Ginette. 2mo
DebinHawaii I like novellas & short stories, especially spooky ones & think it was fine the way it was. Too much time with Ginette unless she evolved would have been wearisome. I agree about the ending not needing to be “happy.”To me it was tacked on & the insta-romance didn‘t make a lot of sense. (edited) 2mo
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii Too much Ginette would have had us in constant eye roll I think. @BookwormAHN 2mo
TheBookHippie @mcctrish I was too I read it on a free afternoon and finished after supper I was so relieved 🤣🤣🤣👻🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Hooked_on_books For me this one worked as a novella. Just like with novels, I sometimes like novellas and sometimes don‘t. This one felt like the right length to me. (edited) 2mo
mollyrotondo I usually like novellas. I can finish them in a sitting and then contemplate it. But I think St James writes a better novel. This was too rushed and had a pretty bow for an ending. I prefer her fleshed out female characters. 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Many times, short stories & novellas end right where they should really get going, but I thought this one worked. I don't know that I could tolerate another 200 pages of Ginnette without some serious growth. An epilogue on how things are going with Ian would be welcome though. 🤣 The Then/Now worked for me because it was only a matter of days difference so there wasn't much else to identify the timeline & make it stand out. 1mo
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Do the ghosts seem different than her usual ghosts? More menacing ?

Did you think of A Beautiful Mind?
Is she so off kilter it‘s truly just in her head?

TRIXIE.
Oy.
How awful.
Thoughts?

Should there be a trigger warning on this book since it was a child ?

Librarybelle Anytime you have someone looking into a window like the man in the coat did, I‘m going to freak out - one of my biggest fears, seeing someone looking at me through my window. 2mo
IndoorDame Admittedly I‘m not hugely into TWs, but I don‘t see how you put them on this kind of book without giving away the mystery??? 2mo
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Sargar114 I agree @IndoorDame I think you would have lost some of the suspense and mystery with a TW. That being said, I audibly cried out at the reveal of Tricia as it was so sad. @Librarybelle that was terrifying!!! That was also the point I knew I would have to finish in one setting. 2mo
Sargar114 @TheBookHippie this ghost definitely had much more of a visual presence then a lot of her previous ghosts, but I wonder if that‘s because of the short story nature. Maybe a longer move can be more of a drawn out character and less in your face. 2mo
AmyG What @Sargar114 said. Instead of dragging out the ghost part….you needed to make a point and fast. That was very freaky. St. james also has a “thing” for her main character to be able to see? Intuit? Whatever the word….ghosts. 2mo
Karisa I felt the ghost and evil house connections Book of Cold Cases with the angry spirits, evil house as a character, and face in the window. I need to check out Beautiful Mind. I‘m not as familiar with it. Trixie 😢 that was so sad! Weird that Ginette could sense so much about Trixie all in that moment but reading the alive neighbors was more difficult for her. 2mo
mcctrish That man in the black coat was intense. I am a bit confused about the house and how it was controlling G. It didn‘t want her to leave ( Trixie wanted to be found) but not go in the kitchen? Is that the man in black wanting G to die so trixie not found ? 2mo
vlwelser It's a ghost story. I feel like if you need a TW this kind of book is not for you. Is that my gen x coming out? 2mo
Sargar114 @vlwelser I don‘t think your wrong and I‘m an “elder millennial”. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
BookwormAHN @vlwelser also gen x and also agree. 2mo
DebinHawaii I agree-ghost story = dead people so a trigger warning is probably not necessary. That being said-it was sad when Trixie was revealed as a ghost. 😢 @Librarybelle Yes! That is a HUGE fear for me too! 😱 2mo
TheBookHippie @vlwelser I saw it on a review 👀 after I finished reading this week and now I can‘t find it back!! I‘m like um …. 2mo
CoffeeAndABook @Librarybelle that moment in the story was truly terrifying 🥶 (edited) 2mo
TheBookHippie @CoffeeAndABook I screamed 🤣😫😵‍💫 2mo
CoffeeAndABook @TheBookHippie yes! I was screaming into my hand! I cannot imagine how I would react if it actually happened to me 😱 2mo
Hooked_on_books I don‘t think this was necessarily different from her other ghosts. I remember the girl in the barn being a pretty aggressive ghost as well, though I don‘t offhand remember the title of that book. 2mo
mollyrotondo @Hooked_on_books yes Maddy was very violent. And the ghost in Book of Cold Cases was not a nice ghost. Most of her ghosts are victims trying to find closure and are not evil. This was probably her most evil ghost though. A man who killed children. Terrifying imagery. Maybe she is starting to evolve her ghosts now 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick The man-ghost looking into the window was the creepiest of all SSJ's characters just because that seems the most likely to happen to me in real life. I caught myself being relieved that I live on the 3rd floor. Poor Trixie. I wanted to know if Trixie tried to communicate with previous tenants and they had previous experiences or if it was a special connecting to Ginnette that caused her to be stuck. I'm not a TW gal, so I'd avoid them if listed. 1mo
TheBookHippie @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick definite fear 😵‍💫of mine. 1mo
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The grocery delivery boy 👀
Thoughts ??????

Aspic- please NO
ANYONE?

https://www.bhg.com/tomato-aspic-6826457

Mayonnaise casserole? https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/89670/crunchy-chicken-casserole-with-mayo/

Librarybelle I thought Andrew was a good character in that St James needed someone who could be the “on the spot” investigator for Ginette. Definitely not trying anything with aspic anytime soon! 2mo
IndoorDame I‘m glad she made a friend (and that she didn‘t starve to death) but she really needs friends her own age 2mo
Sargar114 @Librarybelle agreed, it was a good way to get more information than just what was around the house. It was a little weird, but also added to her “persona” around the rumors going on about her in the neighborhood. 2mo
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AmyG I liked Andrew. He seemed to have liked the attention of Ginette and I believe she was desperate for human contact. Aspic? 🤢 (edited) 2mo
Karisa Um, no thank you with those recipes 😂. I wonder what popular food trends we have today will make people of the future gag? 😂 Andrew was sweet and Ginette did need some connection to the outside world to redeem her a bit, but have to agree with @IndoorDame maybe a grown up would be better? 2mo
mcctrish I remember my mom making jello salads when I was growing up, the oft repeated one was orange jello with grated carrots and tinned mandarin oranges in it. It was palate cleansing and refreshing with heavy holiday meals. There was a green one too ( lime but not clear like the orange one) can‘t remember what was in it. I remember aspic once or twice, I liked the tomato of it ( tasted like V8) but beyond that I don‘t remember. 2mo
vlwelser This is very Rear Window. You need an extra character to go snooping in the bushes and nearly get caught. 2mo
vlwelser I'm also perfectly happy to have never been forced into this jello "salad" nonsense. 2mo
BookwormAHN Jello salad 🤢 I liked Andrew but I did wonder if he had a school boy crush on Ginette. 2mo
DebinHawaii @mcctrish Oh yes, the orange yellow with the grated carrots & canned mandarin oranges was popular at my house as well! Our line Jello offering was canned pears—sometimes chopped or sometimes the halved ones. 🤣 I have so many retro cookbooks & the aspic & Jello game is strong in all of them. 2mo
DebinHawaii And I liked Andrew & thought he was a good plot device. 😉 2mo
TheBookHippie @vlwelser 🤣🤣🤣🤣 it was so awful. 2mo
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii It‘s in Julia Child as well! 2mo
TheBookHippie @Karisa I was thinking that too! What will people think is gross! ? 2mo
mcctrish @Karisa this just popped up on my fb feed and I thought of your comment about current food trends https://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/snickers-caramel-apple-cheesecake-salad-re... I‘m a hard pass on this 🤣 2mo
TheBookHippie @mcctrish oh yah I don‘t like that!!! It‘s popular here 😵‍💫 also butter boards 😝 no just no.. 2mo
Karisa @mcctrish 😂 2mo
mcctrish When does a salad just become some whole other thing? Well all of these things 🤣🤣🤣 I can‘t even wrap my brain around a butter board, why are we smearing things on a board to smear on something else ?! But totally a food trend for future people to scoff at 2mo
IndoorDame @mcctrish I was wondering the same thing! Is there some definition of a salad that I‘m totally unaware of? 2mo
mcctrish @IndoorDame seriously how are these ‘salads‘ ?! 2mo
TheBookHippie @mcctrish @IndoorDame you guys know the one with pistachio pudding Colored mini marshmallows and pineapple chunks ? 😵‍💫 @AmyG ? https://www.food.com/recipe/pistachio-pudding-pineapple-fluff-dessert-salad-6913... (edited) 2mo
mcctrish That one is FRIGHTENING the only thing I can handle marshmallows in is Rice Krispie squares 2mo
TheBookHippie @mcctrish 💯💯💯 2mo
Hooked_on_books Some of the food trends back in the day were…not good. But, there are bad ones now, too, for sure. I thought the delivery boy was interesting. I liked how he was kind of intrigued with her and also kind of humoring her. 2mo
mollyrotondo I loved the delivery boy! I thought he was so sweet and i thought their dynamic helped Ginette be more herself and less of an actor. The recipes you are all referencing sound so 🤢 lol I guess the grossest recipe I can find is No. 24 on this list https://www.liveabout.com/gross-old-fashioned-recipes-4153470 How did people finish a meal without throwing up in those days? 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I thought Andrew was a great character for the story. He's still young so he isn't fully on board with the "adult" way of thinking that Ginnette is some morally gray Hollywood star & spinster. He likely sees a beautiful woman who needs help & was brought up to be kind and thoughtful. And he's liner enough to go snooping & climbing! As for the food then vs now, most of those old tedious sound disgusting. Will Tide Pods pop up in 50 years? ? 1mo
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So this is the second time in a book there‘s been what seems to be a homophonic remark…
“He was the best looking man I‘ve ever seen even if there were rumors, he liked other men maybe he did but he sure as hell knew how to do a romantic scene with a woman, and he always smelled of manly peppermint….” Did this strike you that way as well?

Librarybelle I honestly did not take it that way, but I‘ll have to think about it a bit! I thought about some of the leading actors who had to hide their sexuality, such as Rock Hudson…I thought more along those lines. 2mo
TheBookHippie @Librarybelle Was it necessary for the story or plot line? How it‘s worded as well. Tiny slights written over and over become acceptable. At least he could act and at least he smelled manly … micro aggression. The EVEN IF.. (edited) 2mo
IndoorDame I definitely took it that way! 2mo
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Sargar114 @TheBookHippie that has always been a small problem with St James. Her period pieces always to have a line or two with this problematic language. I will say it does add for character development for Ginette, and maybe part of her “madness” was that she didn‘t care about sexual orientation when so many people did at the time. 2mo
AmyG I thought the same thing @Librarybelle….very Rock Hudson. I think she put it in to give the reader an idea of the time period and how people thought. 2mo
mcctrish I think it was more reflective of the time period and setting the stage, I, too, thought of Rock Hudson. RH was performing for the masses off set, Ginette was too. The problem was while RH had rumours to deal with, he was still a man and could control the narration more than Ginette. Nice bit of comparison between the ‘crimes‘ of homosexuality vs spinsterhood/female independence 2mo
Karisa @AmyG Yeah, that‘s the way I read it too—part of that time period especially with public figures like actors. It‘s like St.James‘ way of acknowledging that the 1950s were repressive. But to what purpose really? Many ways to show the distance in time between now and the 1950s without othering characters not really in the book. Maybe it would help if the gay characters mentioned were actually more fleshed out and acceptance was modeled? 2mo
AmyG @Karisa I wonder if she just doesn‘t “throw it in” as her way of setting a tone during that time. Not sure what it added to the story here. 2mo
vlwelser I listened to the audiobook and this didn't stick out as offensive. But it seems unnecessary. Except to maybe show this character as being unusual for the time period. 2mo
BookwormAHN I took it as being a bit more bitchy than homophobic but I also had some Rock Hudson vibes with it. 2mo
DebinHawaii I read it & immediately thought of Rock Hudson. I didn‘t take it as homophobic but more a sign of the era. But I agree, not necessary for the story. 2mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m just trying to figure out what makes peppermint manly. 2mo
TheBookHippie @Hooked_on_books 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
mollyrotondo I noticed this too. I went a little side head tilt. But because I love St James I just tried to take it as her setting the vibe of the time period. But it‘s true. It wasn‘t necessary for this particular story. 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I tend to not pick up on micro-aggressions, so I just saw this as a nod to a Rock Hudson-type of actor and the opinions of the times. Funny that we all had him in mind. 1mo
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Neighbor watching 🤣
How many of us do this?

Librarybelle It kind of put me to mind of Rear Window, and as Ginette becomes convinced of the MIL‘s murder 2mo
IndoorDame I like people watching, so when I‘ve lived places where you have a view of the neighborhood I have. 2mo
Sargar114 Love people watching!!! I feel like it‘s very human, especially considering how two strangers came in and joined her. @librarybelle I did too! Rear Window meets ghost story. 2mo
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AmyG @Librarybelle I thought the same….Rear Window. For those who haven‘t seen it….great movie. I love people watching, too. And eavesdropping. 😂 2mo
Karisa Definitely Rear Window connections! How did the neighbors not see her though?! 🧐 2mo
mcctrish Definitely Rear Window vibes and I loved how she gave them names and didn‘t want to know their real ones ( I was afraid at one point they were all illusions - I projected a higher crazy on Ginette than just being unmarried and sensitive ) 2mo
vlwelser Rear Window with ghosts is how I described this. We may have all gone a bit crazy during the pandemic and done some of this in my neighborhood. I try to stay out of the neighbor feuds, but it was amusing as a bystander. 2mo
Sargar114 @mcctrish I liked that touch too, but also her finding out their names also helps break her of her own reality so probably a good thing. But of course she gets the only name right for the one person who isn‘t actually there. Nice touch! 2mo
BookwormAHN I love Rear Window. That movie is so good. It definitely gave off those vibes. Also quite guilty of neighbor watching. And there have been quite a few deaths on my small street. Counting the house at the end of my street there are nine homes and in the past two years four people have died. 2mo
mcctrish @Sargar114 that was quite the moment *shivers 2mo
DebinHawaii @BookwormAHN Yikes! That seems like a lot. 😱 I like people watching in general & making up stories for them in my head so I would have been all about it if I were her & stuck with little to do. And yes, definite Rear Window vibes! 2mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ve never been a neighbor watcher, but I gather from some of the places I‘ve lived that a lot of people are. It does often make for a good storyline. 2mo
mollyrotondo @Librarybelle definitely got Rear Window vibes! 2mo
mollyrotondo We are definitely guilty of neighbor watching. Always looking out the window when we hear commotion outside 🤦🏻‍♀️ I liked how the only name Ginette knew was the ghost‘s name. Made her connection seem very St James lol 2mo
TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo it was very St James! 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick She didn't have a TV so she created her own entertainment. I love people watching in public spaces but when I'm home, I'm only watching neighbors if there's something going on. I'm also in an apartment in the center of town. I like to watch especially at an airport. How much stuff do they have? Where are they going? Is there a dog? Is the Star Wars onesie appropriate flight wear? 🤣 1mo
TheBookHippie @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Mr BookHippie travels for work and is always airport watches and sneaks pics to me 👀😆😅 1mo
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There‘s been a lot of memes lately about women going to the seashore to rest like the old days..think we all need rest?

Ginette-Exhaustion
Rest needed
She was allowed books …

Agoraphobia -Agoraphobia (ag-uh-ruh-FOE-be-uh) is a type of anxiety disorder. Agoraphobia involves fearing and avoiding places or situations that might cause panic and feelings of being trapped, helpless or embarrassed.

Librarybelle Thanks for sharing the article! 2mo
IndoorDame Great article! I haven‘t read The Yellow Wallpaper for 25 years, so I appreciate this. 2mo
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TheBookHippie @IndoorDame I feel I need a new copy and a reread. 2mo
mcctrish As much as I‘d like to make a joke about needing a rest at the seashore for myself ( especially in January/February) having everything taken away and put in isolation would never work, did it ever ? 2mo
Sargar114 That looks like an interesting read, never heard of that story. The misogyny during her initial hospital stay and when the doctor came. Really makes it hard to think they had her best interest at heart. 2mo
AmyG Sadly, it was the time period….how women were treated. I kept thinking if it was today and Ginette had a proper Dr or therapist, she would have led a different life. She certainly had alot of talking to do about her mother. Jeez. What a disappointment Ginette was….an unmarried woman. 😳😡 (edited) 2mo
Karisa Better than the insane asylum! Felt like we were all on a “rest” there for awhile with Covid. I was just fine (of course with my Kindle, Netflix, laptop… )😂 Ginette mostly just had the old radio and back window neighbors 2mo
vlwelser The Yellow Wallpaper is amazing and you should definitely reread it. 2mo
BookwormAHN I need to add The Yellow Wallpaper to my tbr. I've been meaning to read it for years. I always love to hear men's opinions on what women need, especially those with a medical degree 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2mo
DebinHawaii The Yellow Wallpaper is good-classic. I read it a few years ago after hearing so much about it-it was a #blameitonLitsy read. But yes, this “cure” was used so often by men on women back in those days. 😡 2mo
Hooked_on_books I think we need a rest from patriarchy. I know I do. 2mo
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii funny enough we had to read it in nurses training back in the day when there was actual LPNs and an actual nursing school. 2mo
mollyrotondo All people including men need mental health days and/or weeks. But “nervous conditions” in women is just such a man‘s dismissal of women‘s health. I have always loved The Yellow Wallpaper. Since agoraphobia is defined as being afraid of a place and avoiding that place, can this be applied to a “place” like a car? Or is that it‘s own phobia? 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick The Yellow Wallpaper was never on my radar, but it is now. Yes, I could use a month away from work & being the person making dinner, keeping toilet paper stocked, and washing clothes, but I'd like to keep my books & email & Litsy. You can keep my Facebook access if you're so inclined, but I'd appreciate using this rest time to call long neglected friends & family or write letters to friends. Why did anyone think isolation was the answer?! 🤦‍♀️ 1mo
TheBookHippie @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick RIGHT?! Ugh. I love the sound of your plan!! 1mo
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Our leading man…
Detective Ian Challis ?
It‘s always a detective -yes?
It‘s a theme.
I wonder why 👀🤷🏻‍♀️
Thoughts?
Also she just lives with him now? 👀🤣🤷🏻‍♀️

Librarybelle I guess this is why short stories are not my favorites….too many loose ends and trying to figure out what happens next. I just knew that Ginette and Challis would become attached in some way 2mo
IndoorDame Yes, her moving in with Ian was both predictable and confusing. What happens when her real life intrudes? 2mo
mcctrish It is always a detective. @Librarybelle I felt like this could have been more than a novella 🤷🏻‍♀️ I was getting Blanche Dubois vibes with Ginette and Ian 2mo
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Sargar114 This was a bit of an eye roll for me, but also kinda typical St James 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
AmyG @mcctrish Ha, yes. I am not surprised with those two. After reading all her books I expect a love interest! I also felt this book could have been somuch more. I am not a huge novella fan. I like a “meatier” story. 2mo
Karisa @AmyG @Librarybelle I‘m not usually one for novellas or short stories either. However, I‘m not sure I could‘ve taken a whole book of Ginette. She‘s too much self absorption for me 😂 2mo
vlwelser I mean obviously he should just take her home with him, right? That did seem a little foolish. 2mo
BookwormAHN @Karisa I don't think I could have taken a whole book of her either. The ending was predictable but cute. 2mo
Sargar114 @Karisa, @BookwormAHN that‘s how I felt as well, I think I would have liked it less as a novel as she may have been too much 2mo
DebinHawaii It made me laugh a little. I mean they meet up 3 times & she is pretty emotionally/mentally/physically “wrecked” in all of them & he is attracted? And takes her home? Yeah, that‘s gonna work out… probably good it was a short story/novella! 🤣🤣🤣 (edited) 2mo
TheBookHippie @mcctrish BLANCHE!!! 2mo
Hooked_on_books Simone definitely has a detective fetish. It‘s fun to see her work it out on the page. 2mo
mollyrotondo Well of course! Detectives and young distressed women is her thing! But it was a bit much. I don‘t know if we needed a love interest in such a short ghost story lol it could have just been a simple ghost story with no bizarre romantic attachments 😆 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Of course, there's a love interest! Of course, he's a detective! At least i didn't have to "fix" a sex scene for St. James. ? The most shocking part of the entire story is that he just decided to take Ginnette home with him. I realize this was a different time, and men might bring their work home with them, but this is a little ridiculous. 1mo
TheBookHippie @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 😆😵‍💫😝👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼I was like what wait what?!?! 1mo
TheBookHippie @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I think @Hooked_on_books is right she has a fetish!! 1mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick She really does. I wonder where that stems from. 1mo
TheBookHippie @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I would love to know!!! 👀 1mo
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Well that‘s a way to start a story!!👀

Ginette Cox
How did you like our main girl?

Librarybelle In some ways, I feel like we never got to know the true Ginette…she‘s couched so much in what other people think. But, she has an independence about her, and a little brokenness, that mirrors what we have seen in other MC‘s by St James. 2mo
IndoorDame She was fascinating. It was like she was still acting even when she was alone in that house. 2mo
mcctrish I have to agree with @Librarybelle and @IndoorDame we don‘t really know her, she doesn‘t really know herself and all the world‘s a stage ( to survive I‘m sure ) 2mo
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Sargar114 @Librarybelle I agree that she felt very much like our typical female leads from St James: unconventional and a little broken. I did like her, getting a bit of her backstory was nice but she was a big character and I can see how she would work better in a short story versus a fully fleshed out novel. 2mo
Sargar114 She was an unreliable narrator which added to the suspense of the story. What is true and really happening and what isn‘t? 2mo
ETALTON This sexual tension that she had with the detective was odd to me. We know so little about her that it felt like a main part of her personality. It didn‘t fit with the starving, terrified person that never left the couch. 2mo
AmyG I wanted more from this story. What you all said about Ginette was spot on. I liked her and I actually felt bad for her. I also found it believeable about her flirting as I came to believe that, while she was a mess, she also defined herself by her sexiness or attractiveness. 2mo
Karisa @IndoorDame Yes! I didn‘t realize while reading it, but you are so right. On a stage in her own mind the whole story. I could not quite warm up to her as much as other leading ladies by this author. Interesting for sure though! 2mo
Karisa @ETALTON Yeah, I agree. She was clearly in distress and worried for her survival (whether real or not). Probably not the time to be flirting… 😬😂 2mo
vlwelser She's a trip. But I also got the impression that it was all an act. Like she's performing. 2mo
BookwormAHN @mcctrish I think that was spot on. And I didn't know if she knew how to stop acting. 2mo
DebinHawaii @BookwormAHN Such a great point—I agree she doesn‘t know how or when to stop acting. I think given the length of the story, it is hard to truly “know” her but I found her interesting & like others have said, she seems like a St. James lead. 2mo
TheBookHippie @ETALTON RIGHT?! So weird! 2mo
Hooked_on_books Aaaahhhh, I forgot this was today! So, I‘m late to the party. I thought she was an interesting character. I was definitely curious about her. 2mo
mollyrotondo I felt so bad for our lead. @BookwormAHN is so right that she really didn‘t know how to stop acting. But she did feel very similar to St James leads. Young and beaten down a bit but trying to pull themselves up and out. 2mo
TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo I think she was stunted somehow. But so many actresses are. 2mo
mollyrotondo @TheBookHippie I was thinking so much about Marilyn Monroe. The quintessential tortured actress. 2mo
TheBookHippie @mollyrotondo trauma stunted for sure. 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Ginnette was an interesting lady. Spunky & unconventional for her time period, leaned on her sex appeal, but quickly devolved into the frightened shut in. I agree with the others that she seemed to always be acting. If she was going to be stuck in that home, well then that's the role she was going to play. 1mo
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AmyG Omg….my childhood. 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
TheBookHippie @AmyG LMAOROF 💯 💯 💯 💯 💯 2mo
kspenmoll When I was growing up, my great aunt used to bring a jello salad every Sunday to dinner. When she added peanuts, then marbles, it was a BIG clue that she was losing her marbles! 2mo
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vlwelser I 💙 you all but no. 2mo
Tamra 😜 2mo
IndoorDame So disturbed right now. Not sure if this is a part of the culture I missed growing up in a city or growing up kosher, but I actually didn‘t even know people put things into jello molds and called it salad 2mo
TheBookHippie @kspenmoll OH MY WORD!! 2mo
TheBookHippie @vlwelser Apparently @AmyG @kspenmoll and I all had the same aunt or family member who served this to us......... @indoordame I think both Amy and I were East Coast and cities as kids. Lucky you to be spared!! LOLOLOL. Maybe the kosher saved you! HA. 2mo
vlwelser I still will never understand why that's called salad. 2mo
TheBookHippie @vlwelser SERIOUSLY ME EITHER. 2mo
SomedayAlmost Is my grandmother visiting you again? 2mo
GingerAntics Are those radishes in that picture?! 2mo
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics Why yes. Yes there are. 2mo
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie EEEEEEEEEW!!! That is beyond gross!!! 2mo
IndoorDame @TheBookHippie HA. I guess the kosher must have saved me since I was on the east coast too. Nice to know it was actually good for something 😂 2mo
AmyG Kosher did NOT save me @TheBookHippie. I think I was lucky that my Mom and Grandma only put fruit in their molds….canned fruit. So it was actually not so bad. But then there was my mother-in-law….😬 It was just their generation. This was a huge thing. (edited) 2mo
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That was nice and creepy 👻 😳 Wish there were more! I realized I hadn‘t read a book for #TBRtarot (my own challenge, too 😂), and this (sort of) fits! Phew 😅

CBee @TheBookHippie will try to join y‘all for #sundaybuddyread discussion tomorrow 😘 2mo
TheBookHippie 👻☑️🖤🤐🤫 2mo
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I am a giant scaredy cat, I can no longer handle anything horror-like but for some reason I LOVE Simone St James! I think I have read everything she‘s written and it‘s all because her book The Sundown Motel had a cover that I could not get over. Sometimes the cover is EVERYTHING
This novella is packed with suspense, tension, an unreliable narrator, a moving timeline, things that go bump in the night, it was AWESOME! #sundaybuddyread

Soubhiville Agreed, I choose books by covers pretty often, and sometimes I‘ll find a gem by reading outside my comfort zone just because it has a great cover. 2mo
mcctrish @Soubhiville then it‘s win-win ❤️ 2mo
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AmyG Rear Window….I thought the same thing. 2mo
TheBookHippie @AmyG 👀👀👀🤐 so much to say Rear Window.. 2mo
batsy That sounds intriguing! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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It was okay. I just wanted more and probably would have liked this better as an actual novel as opposed to a novella.

#SundayBuddyRead @TheBookHippie

#Pantone2023 @Clwojick

TheBookHippie Can‘t wait to talk SUNDAY 🤐🤣🤫 2mo
AmyG @TheBookHippie YES. Until then this is all I am saying. 2mo
Clwojick Great match! This is on my most anticipated list this year, and I‘ve seen so many different reviews. 🖤 2mo
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Hooked_on_books I read it and I‘m ready! 2mo
BookwormAHN I just finished it, so I'll be there 😺 2mo
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Even though this was a novella and not a full-length novel, St. James developed the story more than enough for me to get invested in the characters. Ginette moves to 19 Howard Street, then becomes unable to leave the house. She sits in front of her window & makes up stories about the neighbors she sees but can't meet. At night, there's a terrible scratching noise from the basement, but she's called the police and there's nothing actually there.

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Started this for #sundaybuddyread and because it‘s Simone St. James it‘s broad daylight and away from the door

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Plans this afternoon 🖤 #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD

🤫🤐See you Sunday to discuss the whole novella!

Everyone welcome!

vlwelser 🖤 2mo
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St James certainly knows how to write a ghost story and this one does not disappoint! A woman moves into a house in a small town then finds she cannot leave the house. She watches her neighbors and makes up stories about them, but then the sounds in the night start. I really enjoyed this and found the ending quite satisfying. #sundaybuddyread

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Was it smart to stay up late to finish this in one sitting? No
Was it worth it? Absolutely
Everything you want in a St James story in a delicious little morsel! Bravo!
#sundaybuddyread

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AmyG Yes NEXT week. 🤪 2mo
vlwelser I've been struggling not to listen to this. I need to wait so it's fresh. 2mo
TheBookHippie @vlwelser I hid my kindle 👀🤣😅 I didn‘t want to read it until this week! 2mo
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TheBookHippie @AmyG 👀👻😅 2mo
vlwelser I downloaded it on my phone as an audiobook. On my phone!!! Torture. 2mo
mcctrish This book is stressing me out 🤦🏻‍♀️ I only have my phone because my iPad died early last year and I have hemmed and hawed about replacing it because I don‘t really do ebooks anymore, I‘d rather do audio. But we also haven‘t really travelled in what feels like 100 years so I haven‘t needed a way to take 20 books with me on vacation ( just in case 🤣) 2mo
DebinHawaii Looking forward to starting this! 😱🤗 2mo
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I don‘t want to say too much about this because #SundayBuddyRead folks aren‘t discussing it until the end of the month. Overall it was a low pick for me. I think if it had been written by someone else I would‘ve enjoyed the reading experience & not thought too deeply about it, but I ADORE Simone St. James, so I had extremely high expectations. It included some funny scenes & some spooky ones, but I don‘t think novella is her format. #JoyousJanuary

Andrew65 I‘m not a great fan of novellas, not enough space to develop the plot. Well done 👏👏👏 (edited) 2mo
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I was really excited about this one because I LOVED Book of Cold Cases. But I did not like this book. I would have bailed if it wouldn‘t have just ended. My copy from #libby had about 30 pages left when the story ended and I was scrolling though thinking I had to have missed something. It felt like more of a synopsis of a story than an actual story.

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January 29 novella discussion everyone welcome 🖤

RamsFan1963 I just got this from Libby. I'm looking forward to starting it during #JoyousJanuary 2mo
DebinHawaii Can‘t wait! 🎉🤗 2mo
TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii me either!!!! 👻 2mo
TheBookHippie @RamsFan1963 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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#SUNDAYBUDDYREAD January 29 DISCUSSION

Novella discussion January 29 🖤🤐

Everyone welcome

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Novella discussion January 29 🖤🤐

Everyone welcome

AmyG Ha….I JUST bought this. 3mo
TheBookHippie @AmyG 🤣👏🏼🖤 I bought it pre order six months ago 🤣😵‍💫 that‘s why I put it on our schedule since we have 5 Sundays this month and no new Simone. Should be fun! 3mo
IndoorDame So looking forward to this! I love her and she just seems to get better and better with each book! 3mo
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Kimberlone Oooh I hope I can get this in time! 3mo
CoffeeAndABook It just arrived on my eBook reader 😅 I‘m already behind on THE GODMOTHERS but I‘ll definitely be in on this one for the Sunday Buddy read!! 🙌🏼👻 3mo
AmyG I am thrilled to have a new story from her! 3mo
TheBookHippie @AmyG me too!!! She is writing so hopefully soon a new book! 3mo
DebinHawaii I got so excited when my preorder popped up on my Kindle! I can‘t wait! 🤗 3mo
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#SUNDAYBUDDYREAD REMINDER
Discussion for this novella JANUARY 29

Everyone welcome! 🖤

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Can you tag me in your schedule for the year? I have several that I want to read with y‘all ❤️📚 3mo
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Andrew65 I love Simone St James bit so difficult to get hold of here, including audio, and very expensive. 3mo
TheBookHippie @Andrew65 UGH FRUSTRATING. I did kindle for this as cannot do audio 😵‍💫. 3mo
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie I prefer ebooks or physical books for group reads, but like with this one I sometimes have to rely on audiobooks. 3mo
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CoffeeNBooks Looking forward to this, as I love Simone St. James!! 3mo
TheBookHippie @CoffeeNBooks ME TOO! I‘ve missed her! 3mo
IMASLOWREADER ohhhh looks interesting 3mo
TheBookHippie @IMASLOWREADER I know!!!! I‘m so excited! 3mo
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TheBookHippie
Ghost 19 | Simone St. James
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THE LAST WEEKEND OF JANUARY 2023
– discussion Jan 29, 2023

https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-19-Simone-St-James-ebook/dp/B0B5YYY7QF/ref=nodl_?dp...

Novella due out on kindle January 3, 2023
Is out on audio now

#SUNDAYBUDDYREAD

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Skygoddess1
Ghost 19 | Simone St. James
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I really enjoyed this ghost story from one of my favorite authors. The fear of being trapped, of seeing things and not knowing if the things were real or not moved this story right along. Definitely the perfect read for the season. #scarathlon #TeamMonsterMash #spookoween #bookspinbingo #littenlisten #31by31

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