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Buchbeeg

Buchbeeg

Joined May 2019

🦸‍♀️ momma ☕coffee enthusiast 📚 book addict 🌌 space nerd 🐱 cat cuddler 🏕 nature appreciator
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The action and fear continue in the third installment of the Black Winter Series.
Again, I feel like saying much of anything specific will ruin the first book! But much like the first three it's an easy read and moves quickly. Coates is so good at taking away her characters safety and forcing them (you!) into situations that just suck! Little time is wasted on backstory which is always nice. Great read.

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I made my yearly book goal 🎉
Tagged my favorite so far. Tom Papa is the best 🥰

Tera66 Congratulations👏👏👏 1d
Buchbeeg @Tera66 Thanks! 1d
Ruthiella Well done ! 🥳 21h
Buchbeeg @Ruthiella Thank you! 15h
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The Burning Page | Genevieve Cogman
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#manicmonday #LetterB
@CBee @La_Cori Thanks for the invite to play!

📘 the Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman
✍️ Octavia Butler
📽️ The Burbs
🎤 Jon Batiste
🎶 Big Empty by STP

CBee Thanks for playing 😊 2d
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This Book Is Gay | Juno Dawson
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😹
This book is fantastic.

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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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In one of the book groups I'm in everyone is raving about this book. I don't usually jump on the new book band wagons, typically I'm a year (or more!) behind. But this one sounded interesting so I thought I'd throw copy on hold on my Libby app..... 😶 looks like I'll still be a year behind 😆

Sarahreadstoomuch Hopefully more copies will be purchased for loaning? 🤞 3d
Buchbeeg @Sarahreadstoomuch 🤞 Hoping so! 3d
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#bookhaul
Always love scoring some old school Goosebumps books!

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A friend gave this to me since we've been on a spooky book kick recently.
I was super confused having seen the miniseries by Stephen King how this related. As it turns out this was part of their marketing for the miniseries, which I find super cool.
It's an easy read and I think it's done really well. I've read some books acting as diaries or letters that just don't follow the format but this reads as a diary.

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Secrets in the Dark | Darcy Coates
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I really don't know how to review the rest in this series without spoiling the first book . . .

I read this one last summer the same week as the first one! I was so excited for the series that we drove 45 minutes to Barnes and Noble for me to buy the rest of the series.

I'll just say that this one is just as good as the first. There were a few places I felt the story dragged but not for long and really not enough to hurt the story at all.

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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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Picked this up out of my daughter's stack of library TBRs. Again, I don't read a lot of graphic novels but this was super fun. It has 5 short stories with images that could stick with you as well as "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark"

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This Book Is Gay | Juno Dawson
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@Eggs #WonderousWednesday
1) I was always obsessed with my Grandma's bookshelves. And my mother always took the time to read to me when I was little.
2) Grady Hendrix and Genevieve Cogman
3) I really am no good at book clubs but I do join my church's summer book club every year. This year we are reading the YA book "This Book is Gay"

Eggs Thanks for playing 🥳 1w
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Voices in the Snow | Darcy Coates
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This is the first book in the 4 book Black Winter Series. I read this book in an afternoon last summer completely ignoring my children and husband and animals!
It is just so good, you don't really know what's going on but it sets up the rest of the series beautifully.
The story begins with a young independent single female and a car crash. A stranger saves her but there's something odd about him and his house and the outside world.

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I don't read comics or graphic novels very often so I'm not very well qualified to review them but I sure do love me some Squirrel Girl!

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In the Blink of an Eye | Wendy Corsi Staub
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Part of her Lily Dale series, but can be read without having read any of the others.
An easy read about a dad taking his blind daughter back to his wife's hometown to clean out a house after the wife and wife's mom have passed away.
This one is pretty fast paced and focuses mostly on the story instead of back story and catch up which is really nice. I wish the rest were like that!

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Short, but a great summer horror read! I read it last summer and got on a Daryl Gregory kick for awhile.
Anyway!
Think "Final Girls Support Group" only less campy. Definitely goes down a road you aren't expecting. And the characters are fantastic!

ShelleyBooksie Based on the synopsis I can't decide if it sounds really interesting or really scary - lol. Did it contain a lot of gore? 2w
Buchbeeg @ShelleyBooksie Honestly, after a year I don't want to say for sure, but from what I remember it wasn't gory. 2w
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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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A crow and his dog traverse Seattle during the Zombie Apocalypse.

This book is not what I thought it would be but was very enjoyable. The writing fluctuates between redneck and poetry. I've never read anything like it!

NinaRossi I‘ve never heard of anything described this way before(fluctuating between redneck and poetry). I‘m definitely going to have to read this now. 🤣🤣🤣I prefer to buy my own books, but from that description I‘m not buying it, I‘ll check this one out.😆😆😆 2w
Buchbeeg @NinaRossi 😆 I seriously have never read anything like it! It's so bizarre. 2w
Tera66 One of my most favorites, there is a sequel called Feral Creatures. I enjoyed that one too! 1w
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I've been absent for a minute, as I seem to do from time to time. So gotta catch up review wise!

robinb Welcome back! 👋 2w
NinaRossi Welcome back! I do the same. I haven‘t been here in a while either. I forgot how much I love this place. I‘m back too.🥰 2w
Buchbeeg @robinb Thanks! ☺️ 2w
Buchbeeg @NinaRossi Right? Always feels nice to come back. 2w
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Voices in the Snow | Darcy Coates
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Anyone else Darcy Coates obsessed? I am eating this book up with plans to run to the Barnes and Noble to get the rest of the series tonight. She's so good!

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Murder, She Wrote: Manuscript for Murder | Jessica Fletcher, Jon Land
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Has anyone read these books? Do you need to read them in order? Are they any good?

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Loved the first book in this series but really didn't dig the second. Hoping this one has a more epic feel to it. We'll see what happens.....

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The Secret Chapter | Genevieve Cogman
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Book 6 of the Invisible Library series is just as fantastic as the rest. 5 stars!
This series involves worlds of Fae, Dragons, Humans and Librarians all trying to coexist. There are worlds of chaos and worlds of order. And in the middle of it all is a not so average Librarian named Irene.
Cogman is an incredible writer who easily wraps up the reader in adventure. Her writing is so smart and her love of books shines.
Read these books!

SilversReviews Love your space!! 13mo
Buchbeeg @SilversReviews Thank you! 13mo
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Lily Dale: Discovering | Wendy Corsi Staub
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Mehso-so

A teenage girl comes to terms with her mother's death and her own abilities in the town of Lily Dale, the birthplace of the spiritual movement.
Man, I really want to like these books but....they are really just kind of okay. The story itself is good but it is so drawn out and repetitive. I frequently scanned pages because Staub was rehashing something she had already done before.
Maybe worth your time if your going to read the next series. Maybe.

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A 90's Southern housewife is confronted with a monster. You walk with her while she attempts to juggle it all while dealing with this monster.
Gory in a way that only Hendrix seems to be able to accomplish, he left my stomach squirming. For real, this might be too much for some people. His satire in this one felt more frustrating than funny, but maybe because that's because I'm a housewife
Not my favorite Hendrix, but overall I really liked it.

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The Shack | William P. Young
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A man goes through a horrible family tragedy which eventually leads to a conversation with God.

I've read a lot of reviews and it really seems to be a love or hate situation and I find myself rather in the middle.

The story was engaging and entertaining and the ideas presented in the theology side were great! But nothing life changing for me. And honestly I found that the story side got lost during the theological side.
Worth the time to read.

fredamans My mom read it and had my sister read it as well as myself. We all loved it. I didn't find it life-changing, but I did see the valuable teachings in the story. I'm not a 'religious' person either.... (edited) 1y
Buchbeeg @fredamans Exactly! 13mo
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The Shack | William P. Young
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I went from "Haunted" to "The Shack" I needed some religion after that first story...
Anyways, love finding notes from previous readers in books. It's fun to see what they found important, or offensive.

Littlewolf1 Love this book 1y
fredamans Fantastic book!! 1y
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Haunted: A Novel | Chuck Palahniuk
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Bailedbailed

First, the cover glows in the dark and that is super cool and I didn't know until I turned off the lights 😆
Second, after 22 pages I'm gonna be all done..it's just too gross for me.
I've read Palahniuk before but this just seemed a bit too far for my liking. Maybe I'm just getting old....

Soubhiville This book freaked me out more than any other I‘ve read. And it was completely disgusting. I don‘t blame you for bailing! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You're not old, this book is messed it. I think that was kind of the point. 1y
Buchbeeg @Soubhiville I've heard that before which was why I wanted to read it so bad (freaking people out, not the disgusting part)! 1y
Buchbeeg @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thanks for making me feel less old 😊 1y
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Lily Dale: Connecting | Wendy Corsi Staub
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Mehso-so

In the third installment of this YA Lily Dale series, Calla is coming to terms with who she is and slowly unravelling the secret of her mother's death. At the same time she juggles boys and friends and family.
I really like the overall story going on, but the way its told is repitive. Having read other books by Staub, it almost feels like she is "dumbing down" this series. I enjoy it enough to read the next book.

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Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Oh my heart! 'A Little Sacrifice' will get you right in the feels. I wasn't expecting that.....

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Book mail! My books from Idependent Bookstore Day came. I've already read Horrorstor, but it's one worth having on your shelf. Hendrix has the coolest books! I've never read VanderMeer but I'm excited to see what he's all about.

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Lily Dale: Believing | Wendy Corsi Staub
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Mehso-so

Finished this one up the other night with my new favorite mug.
Book 2 in the series. There is a lot of recap that made the begining a bit sluggish and the story a bit thin. I have to be honest, that I am not sure I would like these if I hadn't read the adult series first.
This one deals mostly with Calla starting school and dealing with her abilities. I liked it enough that I've already started the next one.

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❄️ Whelp.... with this unexpected snowfall, tis a good day for a stack of books, a blanket, and coffee. ❄️

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Lily Dale: Awakening | Wendy Corsi Staub
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A teenage girl looses her mom and decides to spend the remainder of her summer with her grandma while her dad gets them settled in their new life.
But the girl has much to learn about her Momma's paat and how she grew up. She also has a lot to learn about herself and spiritualism.
Mostly this books feels to be setting up the series on the whole and is not much of a story on its own, which was dissapointing. But overall a good, quick read.

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Turn of the Screw | Henry James
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Mehso-so

What did I just read?
So....a woman goes to take care of two children who have lost their parents and are staying with their uncle who doesn't want to be bothered. After that? Well after that is to be determined by the reader. Maybe some ghosts? Maybe naughty kids? Maybe crazy people? Who knows!
I'm glad to have read it and know what the story is but I probably wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

Koffeejazzandbooks I couldnt get into this book...the movie was better lol 1y
Buchbeeg @Koffeejazzandbooks lol I started watching the series on Netflix and I dig that so far! 1y
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Kindred | Octavia Butler
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Halfway to my year's reading goal! Such a difference from last year, which was such a struggle to concentrate and find books I wanted to read.
Favorite book, so far, tagged.

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Lily Dale: Awakening | Wendy Corsi Staub
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I really like escaping to Lily Dale. So far the YA books are just as good as the adult series.

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The Shack | William P. Young
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Library book fair haul 😍 30 bucks for loads of happiness.

Ruthiella Nice! 😀 1y
aperfectmjk Our local book fairs have been canceled 😫 1y
Buchbeeg @aperfectmjk :( Bummer! This is our second one. But they are really cautious and strict on the rules, which is great. The more people that feel comfortable the better. 1y
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CaffeineAndCandy Yay 😀 looks like a lot of fun 🤩 1y
Reagan I am so jealous you got a book fair! Top on my list of things I miss. 1y
Tera66 Wow!!! This is great! 1y
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Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Happy Birthday to me 🎉 Bookmail on your birthday is the best 😃

Kdgordon88 Happy Birthday 1y
TheSpineView Happy birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 1y
Palimpsest Happy birthday! 🥳 1y
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candority Happy birthday! 🎉 1y
Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 1y
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉✨ 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Perfect! Happy Bday! 🎊 1y
Buchbeeg Thanks guys!!! 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Happy Birthday! 1y
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Turn of the Screw | Henry James
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Luna and I have taken over my kids game room and we will finish this book! I haven't read a classic in awhile and it is kind of kicking my butt for such a short book.....
#CatsofLitsy
#longestshortbookever

Ruthiella Henry James writes tough sentences. It‘s not you, it‘s HIM! 😀 1y
Buchbeeg @Ruthiella 😆 His sentences are more like paragraphs! 1y
booksandsympathy Yeah, Henry James' sentences are so long I sometimes forgot the beginning of the sentence by the time I got to the end. Or I'd have to read the same sentence several times to even understand it. I ended up DNF'ing this one. 1y
Buchbeeg @booksandsympathy I have done a lot of re-reading! I'm still not done..20 more pages 1y
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Obsessed. I am obsessed! It's a book of short stories fleshing out the history of the Witcher (a monster killer), mixed with a current timeline that I am assuming is leading into the next book, which is already on its way in the mail to me 🎉
Funny, dramatic, well thought out and entertaining. The monsters are clever and scary and familiar. This has jumped right up into my favorites of all time.
🎶 Toss A Coin To Your Witcher🎶

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This is a great book for kiddos about giving and getting consent. It's blunt, not awkward, and funny. Honestly, I think any age could stand to give this a read, including adults. Highly recommend!

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Turn of the Screw | Henry Jr. James
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I think this book is supposed to be read slowly and in the dark. So that's what I'm doing.

I swear I know this story already but I can't place it. I haven't watched Bly Manor yet.... It's driving me nuts!

Laughterhp Have you read Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware? It‘s based on this book. 1y
Buchbeeg @Laughterhp I have not, but it's on TBR. 1y
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This is a book about the people in your family and how you can be a less crappy person. And I love it. It's hilarious, and blunt, and surprisingly charming.

Before you read this book, check out his stand up so you can hear his voice while your reading, because I am sure that added to my enjoyment.

Overall, I believe this book will bring most people joy, so read it! We could all use a little more joy.

Buchbeeg Also! I read that some people did not enjoy the stereotypes he embellishes in about men and women. It didn't bother me any, but just a warning for those who may be more sensitive to that type of thing. 1y
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The perfect review for this book can be found at the link below https://www.decafjess.com/2017/08/astrophysics-for-people-in-hurry-by.html

Essentially she tells you that this book is overwhelming, and she is right. There is so much information and it comes so fast! So to read this book, don't be in a hurry. Sit down slowly read one chapter with a notebook and the time to think about what you've read. So much goodness 🌌

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I frequently felt I was missing something while reading this but what I did get I liked so much, I'm puttingt this as a pick and looking into the rest of the story! Really happy to be have been introduced to this series.

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ABCs of D&d (Dungeons & Dragons Children's Book) | Wizards RPG Team, Ivan Van Norman
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Nerds! You want these books! I got them for my expecting nephew but have decided we need a copy for our house as well 😁🤓🎲

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This was a short, informative listen. I really enjoyed his voice and insight on how caffeine works and feels. I would never myself give up my beloved addiction, but it's interesting to hear someone else do it :)

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The Bat | Jo Nesbo
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I was pretty excited for this book after reading the Snowman which I could not put down. I had been advised to start with book 3 as the first two books were suggested to be rather blah, but who am I to listen to good advice? This book is indeed blah. There are some super cool Aboriginal myths that play into the stoy but the story goes all over and that makes it not fun.
I will be skipping book 2 and moving onto book three 😁

MySharonaK Feel free to skip some of them. I have to admit that the two I liked most are The Snowman and The Knife (which I think is the newest one unless I‘m out of the loop) 1y
Buchbeeg That's good to know. If the next one doesn't pull me in, maybe I'll move on to the next! 1y
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Wisconsin is being her normal crazy self and giving us a day of summer before second winter. Reading this while I wait for my next Witcher books to get here. Tom Papa makes my heart smile as a stand up so hoping this book does the same

JenReadsAlot I live in Wisconsin too and just took a walk! 1y
Buchbeeg @JenReadsAlot Such a good day for a walk! 1y
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I was given the advice to read The Snowman as my first Jo Nesbo novel and if I liked it I could start the series at his third book as the first two apparently aren't any good. (More on that later)
This book follows a dectetive trying to solve what may or may not be a string of murders. It is scary, intense and the story moves quickly with several twists I really didn't forsee. Needless to say, I started his first novel the next day.

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Kindred | Octavia Butler
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Holy wow is this an amazing book. Hauntingly relevant to today's world.
An African Americans woman in the 70's begins to travel back in time.
This was was my first Butler book and I can not wait to pick up the next one. Her writing is so smooth you simply fall right into her world.

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Scream and Scream Again!: Spooky Stories from Mystery Writers of America | Chris Grabenstein, Tonya Hurley, Peter Lerangis, R L Stine, Beth Fantaskey, Steve Hockensmith, Wendy Corsi Staub, Heather Graham, Emmy Laybourne, Daniel Palmer, Lisa Morton, Carter Wilson, Bruce Hale, Ray Daniel, Phil Mathews, Doug Levin, Jeff Soloway, Joseph S Walker, Alison McMahan, Stephen Ross
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Mehso-so

Some really great authors in here! I skipped a few stories here and there that were either too gross for me or just didn't spark my interest. The hardest part for me was trying to figure out the age range for this book. In some cases it felt that the age of writing was too young for the story being told. I think this may be a case of my expectations being too high. So even though it's a so-so I'm still happy to have it on my shelf.