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TorieStorieS
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Another great pick for #TeamDracula! Thanks, @sprainedbrain for choosing this one- I don‘t think I would have read it otherwise and I really liked it! I feel like it‘s been a while since I read a genuine ghost story so this was a lot of fun!! Looking forward to seeing what we read next!!

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TorieStorieS
Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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Mehso-so

Thanks, #TeamDracula, for bumping this one up my TBR! I‘ve wanted to read it for a while! And it‘s certainly fast-paced with an #Obnoxious villain who is #Missing more of a backstory to explain his brand of evil! There are a few loose ends and implausible leaps that stopped me from really loving this. #AugustABC #AyUpAugust

Eggs Nice double play🤗 4mo
TorieStorieS @Eggs Thanks!! 😁😁😁 4mo
squirrelbrain Well done on getting a review and two challenges all in one! 😁👍 4mo
TorieStorieS Thanks, @squirrelbrain - I love it when I can make it work like that!! 😊😊😊 4mo
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AsYouWish
This House Is Haunted | Guy Lyon Playfair
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This book took a minute for me to get into, but I am glad I stuck with it. It was quite the adventure and had twists and turns I was not expecting. I really enjoyed this book and am so glad that it was chosen for #TeamDracula to read. Can‘t wait to see what everyone else thinks.

(PS: I am late in posting this and I hope 🤞🏻 it has made it to Torie.)

#HorrorGoesPostalBookClub #hgpbc

sprainedbrain Glad you liked it! Is it bad that I actually forgot which book I sent? 😂 5mo
AsYouWish @sprainedbrain Not at all. I only remembered that I hadn‘t reviewed it yet, when I found a bunch of my thriller books and was starting to pick one out in case we did a Round 3. I use to get a Thriller subscription box and I don‘t think I ever read a single one, but now some are appealing to me. (edited) 5mo
TorieStorieS Yes- the book has arrived! Both of them! 🤗🎉👏 5mo
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AsYouWish @TorieStorieS Yay!!! So sorry it took so long to get them to you! Hope you enjoy them!! 5mo
TorieStorieS No worries! I‘m looking forward to them both! 😊 5mo
AsYouWish @TorieStorieS I highly recommend both, I fell in love both of the stories and one of them stuck with me for a long time after I read it. 5mo
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AsYouWish
Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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Pickpick

Oh my stars!!! This book was a crazy ride from start to finish. Jack and Grace appear to have a perfect marriage, a perfect house, a perfect life...appearances can be deceiving! I can not express how much I recommend this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I hope the rest of #TeamDracula loves this book too.

#HorrorGoesPostalBookClub #hgpbc

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sprainedbrain
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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My post office bag runneth over today. 😃

The next #LGPOG package is on the way to @Eyelit and should arrive by Tuesday.

The next #ReadersGonnaRead book should get to @Theshadedbuffalo by Wednesday.

And the first book for round two of #HGPBC #TeamDracula should reach @AsYouWish tomorrow!

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AsYouWish Oh goodness, I haven't picked out my book yet! Hopefully this weekend, I can pick it out and then get it read soon!! 9mo
sprainedbrain @AsYouWish haha! I don‘t think there‘s a rush for our round 2 is there? 9mo
AsYouWish Haha!! I know for me it is a busy time of the school year and I may or may not have forgotten about finding a book, 🤦🏻‍♀️! But I will get on it this weekend, 🤞🏻!! 9mo
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sprainedbrain
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Not my favorite John Boyne (so far) but honestly, his others that I have read were mind-blowing. Still, it was a fun, quick read with some spookiness and lots of Victorian-gothic ghost story goodness. How can I not love a book with Dickens and Austen references? 😊

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This is my pick for the second round of our #HGPBC #TeamDracula, and I will be sending it out at the end of the month. I hope you ladies enjoy it, too!

StellarDoc I'm having trouble finding a book. Hmmmm. 10mo
AsYouWish @StellarDoc I am still trying to decide too. 10mo
TorieStorieS Excited to read this one!! I‘m ready to send soon too! 😊 10mo
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sprainedbrain
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And a bunch of my bookclub books are headed towards the next person. 😃

Deborah, the next book for #LMBPC is on the way,

Elizabeth, your book for #HGPBC #TeamDracula is coming home to you,

And Branddy, my selection for #ReadersGonnaRead will be with you soon!

This concludes my post office adventures for today. 😜

Theshadedbuffalo Woo hoo!! Can‘t wait! 10mo
Butterfinger @jmofo I also mailed Edith Wharton today. 10mo
arubabookwoman Can‘t wait to receive it. I am now loving Labyrinths, but it is so complex it is taking me forever to read as I must read slowly. I apologize in advance for being slow to forward it to you Tammy, but I hope to finish by the end of the week. @Butterfinger @jmofo 10mo
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jmofo @arubabookwoman I am glad you‘re enjoyng Borges! @Butterfinger that is good news! @sprainedbrain If the weather doesn‘t interfere, you should see meet the Buddenbrooks tomorrow or so! 10mo
sprainedbrain @jmofo looking forward to tackling that one! How did you like it? 10mo
jmofo @sprainedbrain I liked it! I was a little surprised but it‘s an interesting and fun read. I don‘t want to spoil it (I‘m glad I knew very little about the book before getting into it.) 10mo
sprainedbrain @jmofo It was in my mailbox tonight! 🙌🏻 10mo
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sprainedbrain
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It‘s been a while since I read a thriller that didn‘t annoy me somehow (usually with completely unlikable, unreliable narrators), but this was very good! It is graphic at times, and downright gross at others, but the story moves along quickly and I really liked several of the main characters. Solid writing, and a bit of a twist ending that didn‘t make me mad. 🙌🏻

Great choice for #HGPBC #TeamDracula, Elizabeth!

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MelissaS I love the “ending that didn‘t make me mad” endorsement!! I completely understand 10mo
sprainedbrain @MelissaS I just hate when they throw in a lazy twist at the end that makes the rest of the book seem pointless. That did NOT happen here! 😂 10mo
BookDragonNotWorm I really liked this one. It didn't feel like something I'd read a dozen times, the plot was fresh and unique. 10mo
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TorieStorieS
Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Another great pick from #TeamDracula for our horror by mail book club!!! I admit that I actually had some low expectations for this one despite all of its #LitsyLove because of how much I disliked Unbury Carol... but I pretty much read this in one sitting!! So thrilling and now I‘m looking forward to seeing how the film adaptation holds up!!

BookishTrish Unbury Carol kinda blew 11mo
StellarDoc @BookishTrish AGREED. I was so disappointed. 11mo
TorieStorieS @BookishTrish @StellarDoc I‘m glad I‘m not alone in thinking that! Honestly, I never would have guessed they were written by the same person based on how different my reaction was!!🤷‍♀️ 11mo
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AsYouWish
Devil's Day | Andrew Michael Hurley
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Mehso-so

Wow! I am not sure what to say about this book. I mean there were parts I liked and parts I did not. It was a bit slow at times and maybe it was because I was reading this late at night but it jumped around a bit too much for me and it was hard to know when events were taking place. It was a pretty quick read, and I liked the plot. It just lacked something for me.

It was a good pick for #hgpbc #horrorgoespostalbookclub #teamdracula

TorieStorieS I‘m sorry you didn‘t enjoy it more!! We are doing another round though, right? Im starting to pick some other options!! 😊 11mo
AsYouWish @TorieStorieS it is okay, I mean I think that is the cool thing about our book club is that we get different opinions and views on the books we chose. I would love to do another round. I have a couple in mind, but was waiting to see what you all thought. 11mo
TorieStorieS I‘m definitely in for another round! Bird Box arrived two days ago and I am looking forward to reading it! 11mo
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