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Reagan

Reagan

Joined June 2016

(she/her) cat mom, dog mom, human mom
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Such a Pretty Smile: A Novel by Kristi DeMeester
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What Never Happened: A Thriller by Rachel Howzell Hall
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The Pet by Charles Grant
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4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster
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American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
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An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
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The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
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Spook Night | David Robbins
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Found this masterpiece today at Value Village and then Whiskers cuddles with me for quite a while. Cozy!

LeahBergen That‘s an awesome cover. 😆 1mo
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Stone Maidens | Lloyd Devereux Richards
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This is the sweetest story! I‘ll put the link in the comments but I ordered his book. I love to see a little light in the world, and I also love serial killer books.

TheBookHippie I saw it and ordered as well! 1mo
LeahBergen Isn‘t that a lovely story? 🥰 1mo
Twainy I bought the Audible after seeing the author‘s FB story about his daughter‘s tictoc … March TBR. 1mo
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Hi, it‘s me, I‘m the problem. Currently reading 4 of these 5 books 🤣

I feel like it‘s going to be a big reading weekend!

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Manhunt | Gretchen Felker-Martin
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Book 13 😬 I‘m so excited! Finally!

Reggie I hope you like this one, I loved it. 2mo
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Such a Pretty Smile: A Novel | Kristi DeMeester
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Worked late yesterday so having a quiet coffee and getting some chapters in before work. Quiet in a theoretical, dog barks don‘t count kind of way not in the literal sense.

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Off Season | Jack Ketchum
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Why can‘t I finish my book? Hmmmm 🤔

Texreader Hilarious!!! 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl I‘m just trying to help you turn the pages.. human. 🤭 2mo
Catsandbooks Kitty cuddles! 🖤 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
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Off Season | Jack Ketchum
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I‘ve been meaning to read this forever! My sister said it was disgusting, I am 100% on board!

Reggie I love this book. It gets crazy! Hope you like it! 2mo
TheRiehlDeal Same! I‘ve had his books on my TBR for a few years now. 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Whenever someone says a book is disgusting or disturbing, I'm like SOLD! This one was good. Happy reading. 2mo
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Reagan @TheRiehlDeal it was really good! Very entertaining. 2mo
Reagan @Reggie I‘m curious about the original that came out, this was the extended version. I might have to read the other to compare. I enjoyed the author notes about the negotiations of what would stay and what had to be removed. 2mo
Reagan @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego haha yes me exactly! I told my sister I loved it and she said ‘you would!‘ 🤣 2mo
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Such a Fun Age | KILEY. REID
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An enthusiastic yes! Also Alix and Tamra are two of the biggest yuck characters I have read in years. Awful. Boo, no sympathy.

After a black babysitter is accused of kidnapping her white charge, her life takes some unexpected turns culminating in the release of a video taken the night of the kidnapping accusation. Parts were uncomfortable to read, but I loved the end!

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Instructions for a Heatwave | Maggie O'Farrell
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I love Maggie O‘Farrell but Instructions for a Heatwave and I were not vibing. And it came due at the library so it was sweet knowing you but I‘m going to have to pass.

Saving myself up to fangirl over The Marriage Portrait.

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Such a Fun Age | KILEY. REID
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This makes book 2 of 2023 that I am reading as a library book but it also turns out that I own it 😑

Both Kobo copies and I‘m glad to support the authors but is this indicative of a problem? Think of the other books I could have bought!

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Such a Pretty Smile: A Novel | Kristi DeMeester
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Cat on lap and dog on legs. This is the universe‘s way of telling me to settle on with this book and I am here for it.

Bklover Looks cozy! Enjoy! 2mo
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Enthusiastic pick! Super fun read about a woman who has a fling on her bachelorette weekend but the fling reappears before and after her wedding. Things go badly on the weird isolated honeymoon.

Bring me this author‘s backlist!

JenReadsAlot The Kind Worth Killing is one of my favorite books! 2mo
vivastory Oh, he's so great!! Highly recommend both The Kind Worth Killing & one of his recent ones Nine Lives 2mo
Reagan @JenReadsAlot @vivastory thanks! Both books on hold at the library 😄 2mo
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I didn‘t even realize this was the CBC Canada Reads Winner but deservedly so. And her first book! What.

Five Little Indians follows 5 children from a residential school. There is really nothing I can say that would come close to explaining how devastating this book is. It‘s such beautiful writing on such an atrocious topic. I think this one will stay with me for a long time. It was a really emotional read.

Nebklvr It was so sensitive and raw. It was my favorite of last year‘s short list. 2mo
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House Across the Lake | Riley Sager
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I loved it. So hard. Not Survive the Night hard but close. Casey Fletcher, widow and problematic drinker has been sent to her family‘s lake house to recoup/detox after the death of her husband. She saves the life of her model neighbour who is stuck in an unhappy marriage. Model neighbour disappears. Casey keeps drinking and makes questionable decisions. I thought I had figured out the twist but had not.

5feet.of.fury This was one of my fave Sager‘s & was one of my fave books from last year! I loved the twists. 2mo
ShelleyBooksie I enjoy the Beiber photo! 2mo
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House Across the Lake | Riley Sager
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This is due back in 3 days, challenge accepted!

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Sparring Partners | John Grisham
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Pick with a caveat and 3.5/5 ⚖️ ⚖️ ⚖️

To be honest, John Grisham could write only Jake Brigance stories for the rest of time and I would read and love each one. I also enjoyed the second story in here about a death row inmate. It was the title story that fell a bit flat for me, just the wrap up seemed a bit… I thought there would be more. But I did really enjoy the story just not the end. An overall pick and I remain a John Grisham fangirl.

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Strong pick. Ike and Buddy Lee, both ex cons and fathers to gay sons who had been less than supportive of their kids. Their sons have been murdered and they are out to find out who hurt their kids. TW for homophobia, racism, transphobia

Loved it! A redemption story about two dads who are coming to terms with how their close mindedness cost them valuable time with their kids. Loved watching the relationship between them grow.

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Predators | Eric Sauter
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I give this book 4/5🩸 🩸 🩸 🩸

Dane, something of an outcast, ends up living in the wild with a wolf pack. A group of hunters decimate the wolf pack, unknowingly leaving one wolf alive. Dane and the wolf seek revenge, picking up Jenny on the way. I actually enjoyed this, hard to believe but it was better than the cover. Well written and some good gore. The book did show its age (tw racism) in spots. Dane‘s backstory was my favourite part!

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Predators | Eric Sauter
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Found the original and very faded receipt tucked in here! Purchased on Boxing Day in 1987 (I was 7 years old) here in Edmonton for the sticker price of $2.49.

Amazing.

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Predators | Eric Sauter
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Happy year end 2022! I‘ve been quietly lurking in the Litsy background mostly due to not reading so much and also work but I miss it. Reading this masterpiece that I got for Christmas and chapter 10 opens in my beautiful home province of Alberta!

5feet.of.fury What a cover! 3mo
Reagan @5feet.of.fury indeed it is! 3mo
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Rings | Koji Suzuki
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Pick! Set in 1989, a reporter finds some related deaths including his wife‘s niece and starts investigating with his friend. Videotape located and creepiness ensues. I did not think that this was as scary as the American or Japanese movie versions which stand up today, but the original story is very good, and original. If you enjoyed either Ringu or The Ring, you should enjoy this.

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The Retreat | Elisabeth de Mariaffi
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I give this a begrudging so-so. I have heard wonderful things about this author and picked this up knowing nothing. I did not love it. The highlight of this book was that I got to read it camping and that it was not very long. Maeve (ballerina recovering from bad marriage) deserved better than this. I will definitely try another of her books though.

RaeLovesToRead Great picture! 😊 8mo
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Rings | Koji Suzuki
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First time read for me, I loved the movie so I hope that I enjoy the book! Best read in daylight hours 🤣

The.Great.Catsby I had no idea that movie was based off of a book. I saw the movie when it first came out and it STILL haunts me. Omg. You're so brave! 9mo
Reagan @The.Great.Catsby the movie is terrifying! The book is so far very creepy so we‘ll see. 9mo
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Hard Cash Valley | Brian Panowich
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Okay. I started this book and it was so good, I immediately decided I needed to read the first two books first. So I did and then it turns out that the third is the worst ☹️ it‘s not bad but the first two were SO GOOD that it‘s just like eh 🤷🏼‍♀️
And I could not stand the female characters. So there were some highlights but it just didn‘t stand up the books 1 and 2.

- fin -

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Hard Cash Valley | Brian Panowich
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My guy had emergency surgery this weekend, we still aren‘t sure what exactly happened but he is home and resting. Nothing like an emergency to remind you how much you love your baby. I‘m taking a couple of days to care for him, and I did manage to get some reading done in the middle of the night 😕 good book though.

DrexEdit Poor doggo! I hope he feels better soon! 💖 10mo
LeahBergen Aww, poor guy! ❤️ 10mo
MicheleinPhilly ☹️ Feel better soon, bud! 10mo
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Soubhiville Oh no! I hope he‘s all better soon. 10mo
Deblovestoread Hope he recovers quickly & completely. He is handsome? 10mo
TheSpineView Poor baby! Hope he is better soon! 10mo
Hooked_on_books Oh, poor cone baby! That must have been so scary for you. I‘m glad you‘re able to spend a little time with him now as he‘s on the mend. My MIL had this situation a year ago and she‘s so lucky her dog made it (it was really touch and go for a while). It was such a terrible time for them. I really feel for you, going through something similar. 10mo
quietjenn Poor pup, I hope the situation improves soon (and you get some answers). 10mo
Cupcake12 Hope he feels better soon 💕🐶🐾 10mo
Dragon Hope he heals quickly 🐶💚🐉 10mo
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The Husbands | Chandler Baker
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Mehso-so

Kind of a slog if I‘m being honest. I didn‘t dislike this but I love The Stepford Wives and this was clearly inspired by that one and that‘s really all you need to know. It‘s that but with a gender twist and the issue of course being the unsung and emotional labour of motherhood. I‘m a firm believer in that, don‘t get me wrong but this wasn‘t for me.

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Untamed | Glennon Doyle
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I‘m not an inspirational book gal but when Brandi Carlile is a fan, I‘ll check it out. Some parts of the tagged book are not for me and that‘s okay but 80% of this is excellent. Lots of stuff I will keep to share with my kiddo. Who is an overexplainer 😆

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The Husbands | Chandler Baker
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Reading with my number one guy this morning, he is only allowed on the bed with mom on weekends 😀
I had taken out so many library books, I had to make some tough calls, and return a handful unread. This made room for the 4 new ones I got yesterday! I am glad that I gave the tagged a chance, I was a bit in the fence but I‘m about halfway through and enjoying it though it is slightly range inducing at times.

Prairiegirl_reading Beautiful dog!!! 💜 11mo
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Long Bright River | Liz Moore
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Things have been crazy! I‘ve been watching a lot of reality tv 🫤 and reading a lot but not actually finishing any books. Thankfully this morning I was up early and picked up Long Bright River and read half of it! So good!

EvieBee LOL! 11mo
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Lucy approves… of anytime I cuddle with her. It snowed here so bed is where I will stay for the foreseeable future.

5feet.of.fury Lucy! I really liked that book 🎥 12mo
Reagan Oh my gosh it was so good @5feet.of.fury maybe my favourite Riley Sager book so far. 12mo
5feet.of.fury @Reagan between this and Final Girls for me! So good 12mo
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We‘re coming back to the library weekly! Good for my mental health, not good for the hundreds of unread books that I own 😬

EvieBee Lol! I‘m in the same boat. 😩🥸 12mo
Reagan @EvieBee I can‘t stop 😬 12mo
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Jaws | Peter Benchley
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I don‘t have enough words to express how much I disliked this well written book. Maybe it is a classic but maybe sometimes movies are better than books. I will remember a cast full of unlikeable characters, some good deaths, and too little shark. Hated it.

AmyG Yes, the movie is much better than the book. 12mo
vivastory I agree that this is one of the rare cases where the movie is better 12mo
Addison_Reads Yes! I was so excited to finally read this and when I did it was such a disappointment. Still love the movie though. 😁 12mo
5feet.of.fury I just started this this morning and the internal monologue of the police chief was so nuts 8mo
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Jaws | Peter Benchley
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Jaws is my absolute favourite movie of all time. Movie making perfection in my opinion. I read the books when I was much younger and don‘t really remember it but I snagged it at the library and started yesterday. I‘ve been flying through books but slowed down end of February so hopefully this helps me pick up steam again. Have a great weekend! MacGruber in the background as a #caturday offering

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Betty: A novel | Tiffany McDaniel
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Oh goodness. I read half of this book, returned it to the library, placed and hold and d read the rest. I would recommend this approach. This is capital Heavy. I don‘t know if I loved it but I liked it very much. I‘m not sure what to say about the plot, but it‘s inspired by the author‘s mother‘s childhood (I believe). It‘s heartbreaking with some really touching elements. A confrontation at the end had me teared up. Time well spent reading.

Amor4Libros One of my favorite books last year! 13mo
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MY DARK VANESSA. | KATE ELIZABETH. RUSSELL
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I‘ve been reading A LOT. Lucy is my constant companion, and a very good girl. Finished tagged this morning and I had some feelings! Vanessa had a tears long relationship with her teacher that began when she was 15, now accusations about his behaviour are coming out. I really enjoyed this book and perhaps enjoyed is not the right word but it was a very good book. For me, I thought a lot about how we view victims in the aftermath of these things ⬇️

Reagan And if victims sometimes feel an obligation to come forward and the unfairness of that. The ending was very good, open ended but I thought it left things in a tidy-ish / satisfying spot. It‘s a very hard read but a worthwhile journey. 13mo
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Canada is INTENSE right now. I‘ve been reading a lot, because holy hell, I‘m hiding from the news and the convoys. But this one is fun! I‘m flip flopping between about 5 different books so obviously had to start a new one. Would love to see the title story in a horror anthology series like Creepshow.

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Billy Summers | Steven King
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And Billy Summers takes its rightful place on the shelf. Pick! Loved it! Billy is an Iraq war vet / hitman who is working his last job. Complications arise at every corner. It was great! I really enjoyed it, and I just loved Billy. Not really the supernatural or horror elements that I tend to expect from SK but loved it all the same.

amywithbooks Loved this one so much!! 13mo
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Billy Summers | Steven King
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The thing about Stephen King is that I put it off for so long because once you start there‘s no going back. Diving in today, only 500 pages to go 😆

MyNamesParadise I went through this book in like 3 days while working. It just sucked me in, it was so good! Enjoy! 14mo
BiblioLitten You are right about that. I did the same with a Dolores Claiborne last year but when I did get to it, I couldn‘t think about anything else. 14mo
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Me, so proud this morning that I finished my library book (Near the Bone) and now have no library books out, so I start the tagged. Then I get a notification that my new hold has arrived 😂 #NailedIt

MyNamesParadise Yeah sometimes holds come in all at the same time! Ahh! But it‘s nice when there‘s stuff to pick up! 14mo
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Near the Bone | Christina Henry
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Just starting the tagged, don‘t recall where I heard about it but a lot of library holds so I better get reading! Sitting with Whiskers who we think has developed asthma 😑 so it‘s been a long week but she‘s started a steroid treatment that should help. All the better for her to get a lot of cuddles and assist me with my reading!

Bookzombie I read this one last year and couldn‘t put it down. I hope Whiskers will be okay. 💕🐈‍⬛ (edited) 14mo
Reagan @Bookzombie really good so far! Me too, she might have to get an inhaler 😳 14mo
Reggie It‘s crazy but I had a friend with an asthmatic cat and the poor guy would wheeze all the time and I had a friend who had a diabetic cat that she had to give insulin to. I had no idea these things were possible in cats. Also, I loved that book. I wanted to read William get his face beat in so hard. 14mo
Reagan @Reggie I had no idea either and now she‘s getting a puffer 😄 William needed a beat down. 14mo
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Planning to finish the tagged today, only about 75 pages left and then if I can I‘ll start Near the Bone which is on loan from the library. I have a big stack of unread books I own but was pretty excited for that one, so top of the pile!

#WeekendReading @Andrew65

Andrew65 Happy reading. 14mo
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Started this last year but sort of lost steam partway through. Just can back to me and I‘m hoping to finish it this week. This has been such a good start to the year, reading wise, as always I really hope I can maintain momentum. 😆 love Lauren Beukes, though not sure anything will live up to The Shining Girls but time will tell!

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Litani | Jess Lourey
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This one is a cross between a pan and so-so for me, I did not love it. Based around some real cases of child abuse during the satanic panic, it just didn‘t do it for me. Just kind of disappointing compared to Bloodline and Unspeakable Things.

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Litani | Jess Lourey
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I loved Unspeakable Things and really enjoyed Bloodline. So far Litani (inspired by the satanic panic and some real cases in Minnesota) is pretty good. Definite tw for child abuse, and while not explicit it‘s the same deep sense of dread I‘ve had while reading previous books by this author.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Alligators by Guy N Smith is not in the Litsy catalogue so please enjoy this picture of Dieter. The basic premise of this 1987 creature horror is that animal activists let out some alligators and caimans in the UK and they get into local waterways. I can‘t say this book aged terribly well, some depictions of relationships were a little off to me but it‘s 30+ years later so that will happen. The kills were pretty fun though.

Dragon 😻 1y
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Satan's Snowdrop | Guy N. Smith
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Dentist reading is actually Alligators by the tagged author but it‘s not on Litsy 😕 in the meantime does that say 701 unread books? Yes. Am I ashamed? Also yes. Hoping to keep up momentum this year! Tell me I‘m not the only one with a shameful ebook tbr 😂

Bookzombie You‘re not. 🙂 1y
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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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Lucy Fur assisting mom. I really enjoyed this book! A 15 year old girl goes missing and 10 years later, there is movement on the case just as her mom starts to move on with her life.
This was a solid, entertaining read. Zero complaints. I was fully engaged, didn‘t notice any huge plot holes, it was good. I would read this author again. Two thumbs up, and book #4 of 2022. Also another off my tbr, so that‘s a win!

5feet.of.fury I liked that one! Also my black cat is named Lucy (short for Lucinda tho) 🐈‍⬛ 1y
Reagan @5feet.of.fury awww I love black cats! 1y
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My cuddle buddy this morning encouraged me to finish this compact little package of horrors. As with all short story collections, I connected with some more than others, but overall a strong collection. Having read Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke, I felt prepared but I‘m not sure I was. Because it was kind of horrifying in an under the radar way but also super in your face.

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I‘m hoping to finish the tagged, and maybe also Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell. I have a lot partially read right now. I have to start finishing something!
#WeekendReading @Andrew65

Andrew65 Loved Then She Was Gone. 1y
Reagan @Andrew65 it was so good! 1y
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Snowblind | Christopher Golden
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Once upon a time there was a terrible winter storm in Coventry and many people died. Now it‘s about 10 years later and another bad storm is coming.
This was a fun one, creepy and maybe not the best book to read during a polar vortex 😂 but I did it. For a couple of characters the wrap up seemed too fast, but overall an enjoyable read.
That makes 2 Christopher Golden books down.
Book 1 of 2022 (I typed 2020 😬) and one off of my kobo tbr.

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