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Halloween Fiend | C. V. Hunt
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This audiobook is why I shy away from audio. While the narrator was great, he locked me into more of a country bumpkin living in a podunk town image than I think I would have thought of while reading it. Every night, a creature terrorizes the town of Strang collecting its sacrifices except for one night, Halloween, where the sacrifice is human and done by lottery. It was amusing and Hunt really paints the town and it‘s people for you. Pick.

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Sharp & Sugar Tooth | Various Authors
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https://pseudopod.org/2022/09/30/pseudopod-830-the-honey-witch/ For those of you wishing to just dip your toes into horror try this lovely sapphic romantic horror short story. If you love poetry, sensory overloaded language that makes you inhale, taste, and hear things as you listen, give this a try. A beekeeper high in hills gets a visitor and after the visitor leaves there is an accident. What seems like tragedy finds its way to love and 👇🏼

Reggie then the horrific. It didn‘t hurt that the narrator had a Kiera Knightly voice that has all those wonderful mouth sounds that happen when they speak. And the way she says hand that rhymes with wand. And it didn‘t hurt that I was eating just the red starbursts when listening to this story which really plugged me into the sumptuous language of this beekeeper character. I was on, still am, on a honey horror high after listening to this. Pick!!! 2d
LeahBergen You‘ve made this sound delightful! 2d
batsy What a lovely, evocative review! 🍯 2d
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Reggie @LeahBergen @batsy Thanks, ladies. I hope you give it a shot. It was delicious. 2d
SamAnne Stacked. 1d
erzascarletbookgasm You made it sounds deliciously intriguing. Will look out for this 👍 1d
Reggie @SamAnne @erzascarletbookgasm the tagged book is where the story first appeared but the link in the review will take you to where you can listen to the story. It‘s just a 30 minute listen. And it also has the transcript if you‘d rather read than listen.💛 🐝 1d
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So my goal this October is to post each day with either a short story or novella. This wasn‘t in the database but it‘s sooo good. 1945, in a small village in Germany, a farmer, Uwe discovers a body outside his farm near the woods that looks like it was attacked by a vicious animal. There starts a tale about werewolves, toxic masculinity, and facism. It‘s easy to say those three things but the way Alma weaves her story through Uwe‘s thoughts 👇🏼

Reggie was so masterful. Pick!! 2d
Twainy YESSS! ♥️ 2d
Reggie @Twainy Have you listened to this? I had to drive back home for a funeral and had this on. Usually my mind wanders with audio but it kept me there the whole time. 2d
Twainy It was free!! I‘m on a self-imposed book buying ban since August. How could I resist. I like her writing. The narrator was good. Grim fairy tales. Little Red Riding Hood. Nazis! I look forward to your short stories!! I could use some short audiobooks to cram between the 19 hefty Stephen King books I chose for October. Thank you! Bring on the shorts! ♥️ 2d
AllDebooks Look forward to your other posts. @Twainy I've done the same ban and it's crap. Saying that I've really raced thru my book collection. 1d
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Halloween Season | Lucy A. Snyder
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Jesus Christ, I shouldn‘t be here, tears streaming down my face, on a Friday afternoon in the laundromat after a short story about an author at a con who accepts accidentally put in the basket hallucinogenic laced cookies that allow her to see ghosts of her past that lead to forgiveness from her mother who died from cancer, but here I am. Happy Friday, Littens! 😭Lol

kspenmoll 💕💕💕 3d
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 I love it! 👏👏 3d
merelybookish That's awesome! What else should you be doing? 😄 3d
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Ruthiella I love your reports from the laundromat! 3d
rwmg Certain books need to come with a health warning: do not read in a public place 3d
CarolynM Crying in the Laundromat - great name for a song 😂 2d
Reggie @kspenmoll 🖤🖤🖤 2d
Reggie @LeahBergen I was like, just fold your clothes dammit. Lol 2d
Reggie @merelybookish lol keeping the emotion to a minimum. If someone was gonna ask why the tears I was just gonna say I forgot to put the softener. Lol 2d
Reggie @Ruthiella last week a family came and while they were washing, they had a pizza party on one of the tables where people fold clothes and just…. It made me itch. All I could see was greasy hands on everything and everywhere. 2d
Reggie @rwmg I‘ve read two more stories in the book and none of them are alike at all. Wasn‘t expecting the emotional punch straight out the gate. 2d
Reggie @CarolynM lol, I would also like it for our band name. 2d
Ruthiella The laundromat I used to frequent has a sort of concierge who swept and kept things neat. They‘d have wiped those greasy fingerprints away. I agree, it is kinda gross. 1d
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Maw | Jude Ellison S. Doyle
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2 sisters head to a feminist retreat hoping to regain some sense of power and direction. What they will find is an act of violence that will attract cosmic intervention to adjust the scales of balance against the time of men. I thought the art and story were great. I put up the other books because violence against women by men in these books takes something from these women and transforms them into these “monsters.” Idk. Something doesn‘t sit 👇🏼

Reggie right about that, but I guess when nobody believes you and there is no justice maybe the rage is all there is sometimes? 4d
TrishB Great review Reggie. I suspect it‘s a very tempting response. 4d
Cathythoughts Yes great review 👍🏻 it would be terrifying to be in the path of someone with that kind of rage, but I agree , it may be all that‘s left ? 4d
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Maw | Jude Ellison S. Doyle
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The artwork in here is beautifully creepy!

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https://pseudopod.org/2022/09/09/pseudopod-827-she-works-in-the-office-where-the... I was driving back from Albuquerque today and this was soooo good. Such a simple concept with so many layers that hit me in the feels. First lines: Dezra works in an office where 1000 people died. Well 1082. People round down. No one‘s told the ones who died. -and if you don‘t like listening the link also has the transcript. Enjoy.

Creadnorthey Thanks for the link- just listened to it - very good listen! 1w
Reggie @Creadnorthey I‘m glad you liked it. Totally didn‘t catch that one of the ghosts was an actual person. And given my work this past summer I totally identified with the bs of her bosses. 1w
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Happy 75th, Stephen King! My favorite book of his is Salem‘s Lot. But I also give him a lot of credit for my love of the short story. My favorite of his is Crouch End which can be found in Nightmares and Dreamscapes. A family vacationing in London. Parents take off to go look around and find them selves in Crouch End, a place that doesn‘t seem quite right or part of this world. You learn from the first couple paragraphs that the wife is the 👇🏼

Reggie sole survivor. Just something about how a day can start out so bright and full of joy can then take such a wrong turn and the way it was done in here really got under my skin. And before I knew what it was called this is one of the first cosmic horror stories I had read. Hope all of you throw out a favorite King work post or a King memory. 2w
Mollyanna I remember reading It by the pool as a pre-teen. I was completely absorbed by it, and it had a lasting affect on me. I still love large tomes, and I still refuse to walk too close to storm drains to this day. 🤡 2w
AmyG I think one of the reasons I love his books is that he writes about “regular, simple” people that have crazy events impact their lives. As if it could have been any one of us. 2w
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Reggie @Mollyanna 🖤😁I was 12-13 when the IT series came out and there‘s that scene in the P.E. Showers where he comes up out of the drain. And those showers looked just like the ones we had at school. I thought, holy crap, how am I supposed to take a shower now? Lol thanks for sharing! 2w
Reggie @AmyG Yes! In the Regulators there‘s that family of four on a family vacation that gets stopped by that possessed cop. He tells them to follow him because there‘s a crazy on the loose. Then they all get killed except for the boy. And I think it scared me because we were a family of four who always took a vacation driving in our suburban. 2w
Ruthiella I‘ve only read a handful of his novels but It or The Shining are the ones that stand out in my memory most. Well, The Long Walk and Running Man too! Of his short stories, I remember The Mangler! The blood of a virgin, nightshade and something else all come together in a freakish coincidence! 😱 And Quitter‘s Inc. for a fantastic ending! (edited) 2w
Reggie @Ruthiella 😁thanks, for sharing! I barely read the Shining a couple of years ago. But I got drunk on my 21st birthday and watched the movie, and, well, that was not the right combo. Lol 2w
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https://www.mentalfloss.com/posts/stephen-king-author-facts. I had no idea one of his dreams was to write a Jason Voorhees novel, which makes me love him even more. His 75th birthday is tomorrow on the 21st and even though I know a lot of us have posted a lot about him maybe we can post a memory we have of reading him or a story of his that we love tomorrow. Thanks, Littens.

Addison_Reads Great idea. In my opinion, one can never post too much about Stephen King. 2w
AmyG Wonderful idea to celebrate my most favorite author….the man responsible for my great love of reading. 2w
Reggie @Addison_Reads 🖤indeed. 2w
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Reggie @AmyG on the Talking Scared podcast he always asks the guest horror author who their biggest influence was or their gateway to horror and it‘s almost always King. Or Clive Barker. 2w
AmyG He wasn‘t my gateway to horror. When I was a kid there was a show on TV, Saturday nights, Creature Feature, that would show “monster” movies (what we called them). I never missed a show. King just introduced me to horror books. 2w
vivastory This was an interesting list! My 2 favorite facts that I was unaware of was him nearly collaborating with Spielberg on an adaptation 🤯 & the lost manuscript of the cannibals 2w
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The Liminal Zone | Junji Ito
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This was so creeptastic! Junji Ito delivers 4 tales that are the perfect marriage of story and artwork. I really enjoyed Weeping Woman Way and Madonna. Those two not only got under my skin but made my horror heart so happy. Pick!

vivastory I placed a hold on this. Did you read his last collection of earlier work? I loved it 3w
Reggie @vivastory I haven‘t. I‘ve only read one other collection of his. I have his spiral one which I need to get to. 3w
vivastory @Reggie For some reason I could have sworn I read that one but it's not showing up on my GR...I know that I've looked through a good portion of it & what I saw def stuck with me 3w
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vivastory Reggie, I watched an insane movie tonight that I think you'd appreciate. Have you seen the 2014 Austrian version of Goodnight Mommy? 2w
Reggie @vivastory I have not. Is it also called Goodnight Mommy? 2w
Reggie Nvm Found it and it‘s on Tubi!!! Yayy. I‘ll check it out 2w
vivastory Tag me when you finish! I need to discuss it with someone 🤣 2w
Reggie @vivastory I am in to Goodnight Mummy and I had to come back 13 minutes in to give some thoughts. The corn and the hard top of the mud I feel is gonna come back later. Also, is Lukas imaginary or the dead son cause she‘s not acknowledging him at all. And what a creepy pic above the sofa. And the dolls behind her. Alright, be back after the movie. 2w
Reggie Lolol oh ‘‘em gee that was disturbing. Did the mom deserve that? Jesus. 2w
vivastory 😂So, my question to you is...we find out at the end that Lukas is dead, but I'm not sure that doesn't exclude the possibility that he was right about his mom being replaced. On the one hand it seems like as a child, Elias wouldn't fully understand the trauma his mom went through & that much suffering really would change someone. But there were certain shots in the movie that are hard to explain away.... (edited) 1w
Reggie I think she was his mom but she had no room with her trauma for his trauma. And not that she deserves to die by fire but she was doing herself no favors slapping him around making him say stuff. And then when he shows her the video in the phone. 1w
Reggie And the fact that she locked him in his room so long he had to pee in some receptacle. I also think the movie was an indictment against the Catholic Church and how their priests continue to fail little boys. Lolol 1w
Reggie Sorry about that last joke. 1w
vivastory @Reggie There was a lot of religious symbolism in it. I do mostly agree that this was a delusion on Elias' part that his mother had been replaced, as a method for him to 1) cope with her changes after the trauma 2) ignore his own grief over the death of Elias. Yet, I love how there is just enough ambiguity to unsettle the story. I also love how it upends the victim/prey narrative & a lot of sympathy is gained for someone we don't have much at the 1w
vivastory (cont) beg of the movie. I watched another movie recently that pulled a similar trick & I thought it was very well done: The Lodge (featuring Richard Armitage, Alicia Silverstone & Jaeden Martell) 1w
Reggie I feel like the mother should have let his coping mechanism play out. Have you ever seen Lars and the Real Girl where Ryan Gosling has a girlfriend who is a mannequin and the therapist tells the brother he should play along until the mannequin is no longer needed. And the whole town plays along. It‘s fantastic. 1w
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The Liminal Zone | Junji Ito
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Um, who can take crying and make it into a horrific graphic story masterpiece? Junji Ito, that‘s who. This whole story was bonkers. And it‘s just the first story in the collection. Pumped for the rest.

vivastory This pic reminds me of Cronenberg's Scanners, which I watched for the first time last night. Incredible. 3w
Reggie @vivastory so I was pretty sure I had seen scanners 2 when I was a kid and just for kicks I watched all the trailers for all 3 parts and what a ride. Lol I‘m gonna have to go check out Scanners 1. 3w
vivastory I was fairly sure I'd seen it, esp since Cronenberg is a favorite, but I hadn't. 3w
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This is my new favorite, “I see myself” book. Edgar Gomez writes about growing up Latino and gay in a very readable, hilarious and poignant way. From cockfights in Nicaragua with his uncles, to trying to hide himself away in Florida so that his family can feel comfortable, to his coming out during his high school, to the Pulse nightclub massacre, to him passed out with a pizza at a DragCon in L.A, there is so much to learn from this book. Pick!

KathyWheeler I just love the title! 4w
Reggie @KathyWheeler in grad school he has this health clinician he goes to for PREP. And his fake answers because he doesn‘t want to portray himself as lonely are that he has sex with men maybe twice a month and when she writes his prescription the description high risk homosexual is written on there. It‘s such a good book. 4w
Centique Well that has to go on the TBR for sure! Great review Reggie 💕 4w
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KathyWheeler @Reggie I‘ll reading it soon. My library has it, so I checked it out. 3w
CarolynM Great review! Stacked for sure🙂 3w
Reggie @Centique @CarolynM thank you ladies! A lot of it has to do with him being feminine in a machismo culture and because to be a girly boy is wrong, Edgar has to put up a lot of fronts. I was a feminine boy and my mother of all people bullied that part of me so much so that later on I would go out with friends of friends. And they would tell them, a gay guy is coming so watch what you say. And I would take it as a badge of honor that they would 👇🏼 3w
Reggie that they guessed that one of our other friends was the gay guy. Lol. Which also leads to internalized homophobia because I was one of those guys that would say Jack from Will and Grace was too gay. There was a lot to unlearn when I got older. It‘s a mindfck. Anyways. Hope you ladies like it! 3w
Centique @Reggie that‘s incredibly tough on you my friend 💔 This is not at all the same or equivalent but a little mindfuckery too - I used to be proud that I could fit in with the boys and they‘d say she‘s not “like the other girls” as if I was better/smarter because I was less “girly”. Took me a long time to learn that I was buying into the sexism. 🙄 I hope you‘ve healed a lot since that time 💕 3w
CarolynM I‘m sorry, Reggie, that‘s a lot to process. I hope it‘s true that what doesn‘t kill you makes you stronger💕 3w
vivastory I see a Peter Straub. Which one did you get? BTW I'm planning on watching Barbarian this upcoming weekend. Looking forward to it! I also hope to see Pearl soon 3w
Reggie @vivastory it‘s Ghost Story. It‘s always been on the list of best horror to read that I‘ve never read. I have read two by him. The Hellfire Club and the one with the blue rose on the cover. I‘m getting psyched up for the last Halloween. 3w
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CarolynM I can‘t find the right words to comment sensibly on this, but I want to let you know it strikes a chord with me. 3w
Reggie @CarolynM I just can‘t take the gay guy dies of AIDS storyline anymore. And yes, thank you to the elder gays who survived and did warn us. This whole passage really resonates with how I feel about that. We need happier endings that tell us there is a future and that we get to grow old now. 3w
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I loved this book.

Amor4Libros I‘m so intrigued! 3w
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Oof, this book,😭😭😭. Jealous women curse a young, beautiful woman and turn her into a mermaid. She‘ll live in the ocean for 1000s of years until she meets this one fisherman named David off the coast of a Caribbean island. After getting caught by white men, David will rescue her and for a short while she will turn back into a woman. Lots to discuss in here- love and friendship, colonialism, how would we treat something truly special? 😭pick!

AllDebooks Great review. I've just been picking out witchetty/folklore/fairytale books for my October tbr lust. Just added this on the strength of your review 😊 4w
Reggie @AllDebooks Thanks! I hope you like it. It‘s told by a bunch of different perspectives, has some island dialect, and I is just a great story. It has a low rating on here and I honestly don‘t know why. 4w
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Pack: A Novel | Mike Bockoven
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A pack of werewolves exists in the small town of Cherry, Nebraska. One of the pack will meet his end but not before endangering the pack‘s way of life and the small town. This was that small town book, full of secrets, with lots of drama, with humor to break it up. I never felt scared, but I cared for these people and their neighbors. As with all short good books, I just wished the author had expanded on just about everything and everyone. Pick.

vivastory I feel like good werewolf stories are rare. Looking forward to this one! 1mo
Reggie @vivastory after FantasticLand I thought I‘d check what else he had. It was only 1.99 on kindle. It‘s good but not as sharp as FantasticLand. 1mo
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The Pedestrian | Ray Bradbury
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I remember reading this short story in 7th grade and thinking how odd. I‘m staying at a casino hotel and started walking their well lit perimeter and 1000 steps short of my goal got stopped and was asked to stop walking and go inside. I started at 10 pm but it wasn‘t like I was stopping to look in people‘s cars ya‘know. “It looks creepy.” Is the reasoning I got. Which is funny because drugs get dealt in casinos all the time, money laundering, 👇🏼

Reggie and they went for the Walker. Lol anyways, it all just made me think of this short story. 1mo
vivastory I have Bradbury's stories on my list of books to look for when I go book shopping tomorrow. I was a smoker for several years. The stories I could tell of being accosted by security and cops at night while smoking outside...& I'm white. Can only imagine what it's like otherwise. 1mo
Reggie @vivastory I‘m trying to be nice about it and turn it into a horror story that I‘m too lazy to write where the security knows of the skinwalkers who strike at night cause in NM if you‘re at a casino it‘s on a reservation. And the Walker doesn‘t heed the warning and gets killed. But the mad part of me knows it‘s small people just trying to flex the small power they have. 1mo
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DivineDiana So sorry that your walk was disturbed. I hope an apology was given. Your horror story idea is a good one. ❤️ 1mo
Megabooks Wow. I can imagine being afraid to go out at night because I‘m a short woman who often travels alone, but because I‘m a white woman, I haven‘t received that type of harassment. I‘m sorry. 1mo
Centique Holy shite. That sounds like something from a dystopian novel to me and yet I know that dealing with that crappiness is the reality for so many … Kia kaha my friend, and keep walking ✊ 1mo
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Pack: A Novel | Mike Bockoven
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In a moment of levity, the quiet barkeeper speaks up for the local pack of werewolves who are trying to convince the new sheriff of a small town to let them be in peace. Lol

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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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I will read anything Ali Hazelwood writes. Listen, there‘s nothing new in here because the story is totally predictable and you know where it‘s going and how it will end. But her quirky character with such humor and cat puns, OH THE PUNS!!! just make you fall in love with the story. Bee, a neuroscientist gets picked to co-lead a project at NASA with THE guy from her past. The one she always thought hated her. See what I mean. A total enemies 👇🏼

Reggie to lovers pick! 1mo
intothehallofbooks I discovered Ali Hazelwood just last week with her novellas. I am halfway thru the third one and I am in love!! I‘ll be reading her full length stories soon. So fun!! 1mo
Jas16 Cannot wait for my library hold to come in. 1mo
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CarolynM I‘ve been resisting Ali Hazelwood but now you‘ve given such glowing reviews to 2 of her books I‘m going to have to succumb! 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl I‘m currently reading The Love Hypothesis and loving it. It‘s great fun. 1mo
Reggie @intothehallofbooks @CarolynM @CoverToCoverGirl Just a word of caution. I read the reviews on GR. A lot of complaints are how similar her two books are. I spaced them out enough to not realize it because I loved and laughed at both. 1mo
intothehallofbooks You know, I noticed that the three novellas by Hazelwood that I just read were pretty similar too. I read them back to back to back, but I still really liked them. Thanks for the heads up!! I picked up The Love Hypothesis from the library yesterday but I‘ll wait a while before grabbing her new release. 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl @Reggie thanks for the heads up! I wait a few months but I suspect I‘ll enjoy it as well. 1mo
Suet624 Romance novels tell the same tale and no one complains about that. 3w
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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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Sausage referencing: even though the single woman in a room full of bros has the brilliant idea, it‘s not ok until the Alpha bro gives his ok. This book is great.

TrishB Every day in work. 1mo
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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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I loved The Love Hypothesis so I was excited when a friend bought this for me yesterday. 2 pages in and I‘m already chuckling at a joke that brings together Pretty Woman and the life of Marie Curie. Lol

KristiAhlers Right? That sold it for me! I have this one on my #bookspin reading list for next month! 1mo
Reggie @KristiAhlers yes! She‘s so funny. 1mo
JohnLAndBenji Is this a sequel to the love hypothesis or is this a separate book? 1mo
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Reggie @JohnLAndBenji it‘s not a sequel and is a group of different people. 1mo
Twainy 🙌🏻 on hold at the library … the wait feels long ….. I‘m so glad that it‘s good so far. I enjoyed The Love Hypothesis & was worried. 1mo
Reggie @Twainy you won‘t be disappointed. 1mo
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FantasticLand: A Novel | Mike Bockoven
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This was the perfect, creepy, it‘s raining outside book to read tonight. Hurricane Sadie comes a little too inland and strands over 300 mostly college aged students at an amusement park. Before you know it, there is so much violence and bloodshed in their quest for survival despite there being plenty of supplies. Told in an interview format, I felt I was put right in front of all the action. Really enjoyed the talking points it brought up. Pick!

BarbaraBB This one I have been wanting to read too. Glad you liked it. Now I‘ll definitely stack. 1mo
ReadingOver50 One of my favorite books! 1mo
Reggie @BarbaraBB @ReadingOver50 yeah, this was pretty good. Enough that I bought his next book. 1mo
Twainy I enjoyed this … good creepiness. 1mo
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FantasticLand: A Novel | Mike Bockoven
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I‘m at the part in my current read where theatric stoners in the Circus section of Fantastic Land use their smarts to dress up their section of the park really gory to deflect the most violent offenders of the park giving them a safe cover which makes me nostalgic for Weaveworld where the 4 magic families wove themselves into a rug to protect themselves from a murderous Angel. People using what they got to stay alive. Good for them.

KathyWheeler I loved Weaveworld. 1mo
TrishB Ahhhh Weaveworld ♥️ 1mo
Reggie @KathyWheeler @TrishB yeah over 28 years later and I still think about that book. ❤️ 1mo
dylanisreading Both books sound really interesting. 1mo
Reggie @dylanisreading I didn‘t start reading until I was a teenager and Barker was the first one to really foster my love of reading and imagination. He‘s great if you haven‘t read him. Try Weaveworld or The Great and Secret Show. His novella The Hellbound Heart is where Hellraiser comes from. Fantastic Land ended up being great, too. Enough that I bought the guy‘s next book. 1mo
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Ok, sooooo, this is not for everybody. Imagine if Quentin Tarantino and Rob Zombie had a LatinX cousin who loved the Creepshow series, but wanted them with more grit, grime, blood, and brujeria. That‘s this book. I really enjoyed this. Mario has just lost his daughter to cancer and a wife to grief. Maybe one last job with a cartel will set him up with enough money to find a reason for living again. A pick!

TrishB I‘m definitely imagining that person 😁 1mo
Cathythoughts Intriguing review 👍🏻 heavy stuff I‘d say. 👍🏻 1mo
Reggie @TrishB @Cathythoughts there were times where I thought my eyes would bulge out of my sockets. Lol it got real intense at times. 1mo
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AmyG Ha, me too @TrishB 🤣 1mo
vivastory I selected this as my botm but my box was significantly delayed. Probably won't get it until September. Looking forward to reading it! 1mo
Bookzombie Great review! Stacked! 1mo
Reggie @vivastory @Bookzombie whenever ya‘ll get to it I just want to ask one question when you finish. I hope ya‘ll enjoy it. I told my friend about it while we were walking and she had the same 👀 I did while reading it. 1mo
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The Town of Babylon: A Novel | Alejandro Varela
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I feel like I got baited by the promise of a gay relationship in this book. To be fair, I got one but it was not the one I was expecting. Andres, a population studies professor, goes back to his suburban hometown to take care of his aging parents while he thinks about his husband‘s infidelities. It so happens to coincide with a 20th year reunion. This book was all over the place in a very good bookclubby way. Andres, while telling you the 👇🏼

Reggie the events of the present and past, is also showing you the sociological scaffolding that holds up peoples current predicaments. So much so that I got annoyed and wanted to add that people can just be dicks. And then a character comes around and says the same thing so the author has a bit of self-awareness. Lol anyways a pick. 2mo
Centique This sounds good Reggie. How‘s everything going? We‘ve had rain and flooding here (not near me though) and looks like New Mexico has too. Hope it‘s not near you 💕 1mo
Reggie @Centique Hi Paula! This was good. There is an absolutely heartbreaking chapter on this Black couple who live in a predominantly white area and the struggle the mother feels to make sure her daughter doesn‘t lose her identity. Nope, no floods up here in the North. But we need the rain. The whole West needs the moisture. How are the kiddos? 1mo
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Centique @Reggie kiddos are doing good. The older one getting ready to apply for university (going to the local one next year so she can live at home) and the younger one gaining back some confidence after all the time at home last year with lockdowns and no school. How are your fam? 1mo
Reggie @Centique they‘re doing ok. Part of why I took a break from here was because there was a weekend where both of my parents ended up in the emergency for different reasons. My dad had surgery on his prostate about a month ago and my moms kidneys were at 5% and she got put on dialysis. But there was a bunch of stuff leading up to those things. They‘re both in great shape now. Other than that, everyone else is ok. 1mo
Centique @Reggie I‘m so sorry to hear that they‘ve had such tough health problems 😣 So worrying and stressful for all of you. I hope they‘re both improving ❤️💙💜 1mo
DivineDiana Just catching up on posts. Glad to read that your parents are doing well and that the worry is behind you. ❤️ 4w
Reggie @DivineDiana Thank you, Diana! ❤️ 4w
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Cult Classic: A Novel | Sloane Crosley
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Lola has just had dinner with friends and on her way, runs into an ex. Over the next few weeks she‘ll run into a lot of them. I think to enjoy this book you need to have a bit of cynicism. Crosby writes Lola with great wit, and she has these metaphors that just boost the thought and story. I lol‘ed a lot. If you liked Chuck Palahniuk‘s Choke, this is its younger half sister, the one who grew up on the East Coast and lives in New York City. Pick!!

TrishB Great review Reggie- made me smile 😁 2mo
Addison_Reads I liked this one too. Love the Choke comparison! 2mo
Jas16 I have been really curious about this one. May have to give it a try. 2mo
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Megabooks Okay, sold! 2mo
Reggie @TrishB 😁Thanks, TrishB. This made me laugh a lot. And I don‘t know if it was always appropriate. 2mo
Reggie @Addison_Reads Yeah, she was giving me Chuck Vibes. Also, if the store has I‘ll probably get the new Malfi Black Mouth cause of you this weekend. So fingers crossed it‘s there. 2mo
Reggie @Jas16 @Megabooks Have you ever seen that movie where John Cusack goes to talk to all his exes. It was kind of like that but good and funny, with a big bite. 2mo
CarolynM Great review, Reggie 😀 I‘ll have to give this a try. 2mo
Addison_Reads @Reggie I hope you like Black Mouth as much as I did. I just got approved on NetGalley for another ARC of his, GhostWritten. He's becoming a favorite horror author of mine. His stories have such a great vintage horror feel to them while still being modern. 2mo
Alfoster I‘ll have to check these out! 2mo
CBee I loved her book of short stories - I should reread that sometime 🧐 It‘s 1mo
Reggie @CBee I‘ll have to check that collection out because I really liked her writing. 1mo
CBee @Reggie she‘s great! Hope you enjoy it 😊 1mo
CBee @Reggie hi! Do you have a Kindle? I saw that Sloane‘s book of essays is on sale so thought I‘d mention ☺️ 3w
Reggie @CBee 😁Thanks so much. I‘ll go take a look. 3w
CBee @Reggie yay! 😊 3w
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Black Tide | KC Jones
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Beth is house sitting near the beach when her and Mike have a one night stand. The same night, meteors fall and nothing will ever be the same. They wake up to humanity under attack. They make their way to the beach where they get stranded and their circumstances Just. Keep. Getting. Worse. There‘s humor, there‘s suspense, there‘s evil vines, but the win here is how Jones makes you like and root for these deeply flawed and human characters. Pick!

TrishB Stacked! 3mo
AmyG Reggie! Nice to “see” you back. Hope all is well. 3mo
Reggie @TrishB you‘ll like it. Mike and Beth are train wrecks of human beings that just can‘t catch a break. And you fall in love with them because they keep trying. Hope you like it. 3mo
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vivastory Hey Reggie, I'm just curious if you saw Black Phone & if so what you thought of it? 3mo
Reggie @vivastory I loved it. It had me crying at the end when his friend was like I was waiting just to be here with you. Also, I was pissed at the parents because everyday you had all these kids walking home and we know there‘s someone called The Grabber and no one can stand outside watching these kids walking home. Lol Really though, I really liked it. I haven‘t read the story. What did you think? 3mo
vivastory Completely agree with you. I have watched several Joe Hill adaptations & I think that this might be my favorite. I also like that it's from his collection of stories when nobody knew that he was actually King's son, but in the movie they incorporated a few small nods to King. 3mo
vivastory Also, all of the actors were great. Which is saying a lot because usually kid actors are kind of hit and miss. 3mo
BarbaraBB Reggie! I hadn‘t noticed yet that you‘re back but I am so glad for that. It felt good to catch up on your reviews again! 3mo
ValerieAndBooks Good to see you‘re back 💖! Just noticed, as I really haven‘t been on Litsy much lately. 2mo
vivastory Reggie, I watched a couple of movies we discussed recently. Last weekend I watched St. Maud. I found it horrifying, but it was also one of the saddest movies that I have seen in awhile. I thought it was phenomenal. I also watched Incantation, which I thought is the most terrifying movie that I have watched in awhile. Hope you are doing well friend! 2mo
Reggie @Vivastory didn‘t want to respond to this until I watched Incantations because I‘m at the part where he kicks in the shrine door and at this point they‘re just asking for it. I‘m here in the dark and it‘s pretty scary. Lol. And yes to St.Maud. That girl was mentally sick. That last frame, though. Oof. 2mo
Reggie @Vivastory also now that I‘ve had a night to think about it that mother from Incantations was horrible. She did a lot of bad stuff. 1mo
vivastory Yeah, she was terrible! I thought it was an interesting movie. It's not often that I'm unsettled by a movie, but that one did kind of unnerve me a bit. Last weekened I watched Blackccoat's Daughter. If I recall correctly you were talking about this recently? 1mo
Reggie @vivastory Um not me but was it good. I think tomorrow night I‘m gonna rent Dashcam. Also, I don‘t know if you saw Men but I thought that was brilliant. 1mo
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Black Tide | KC Jones
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Was listening to the Summer Horror Reads episode of The Books in the Freezer Podcast and this one came up in passing. It‘s really good so far.

Christine You're back!! So glad. 🙂 3mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! You‘re back!! Missed your reviews!!! 3mo
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merelybookish 👋Glad to see you! 3mo
dylanisreading This sounds good. 3mo
Reggie @Christine Hi! 😊 3mo
Reggie @Cinfhen Hi, Cindy! 3mo
Reggie @TheBookHippie ❤️🧡💛💚💙 3mo
Reggie @merelybookish Hi! It‘s good to be back and I missed ya‘ll a lot. 3mo
Reggie @dylanisreading yeah, this girl, Beth. She‘s kind of a wreck. And during a cosmic event, it makes for even more fun. 3mo
Centique Totally unrelated Reggie but I just finished watching Under the Banner of Heaven and it blew my mind. I know it‘s not your genre (horror) but holy cat balls it‘s opened my mind to how nuts religion can get 🤯🤯 I was so naive about that stuff. 3mo
Reggie @Centique I think we‘ve all seen what any religion is capable of that can be called horror. What was the worst part for you? 3mo
Centique @Reggie a few things - the power that each man had over his wife and daughters, the way they have living prophets that are treated like gods, the new “revelations” that men can have and be taken seriously - and their formation is so recent and so messed up. I guess it‘s just the realisation of power that‘s disguised better in some older religions 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
Suet624 @Centique while reading the book it was all the things you mentioned that really pissed me off. 2mo
Centique @Suet624 I‘m glad I‘m not the only one! 2mo
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Beneath a Pale Sky | Philip Fracassi
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I really like some of these stories. There is a man who is about to propose to his girlfriend at the top of a Ferris wheel while a disgruntled divorcee falls asleep flying his Cessna. Guess what happens?! A wedding is visited by a tornado. A man is trapped in an earthquake. Fracassi writes some scary natural disaster stuff. I could feel that tornado. The only critique I have is that some of his writing borders on tries too hard. Just pull 👇🏼

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Cathythoughts Hey , when did you get back ?! It‘s good to see you 👍🏻😁 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Reggieeeee! Missed you 😊 3mo
Reggie @Cathythoughts Hi Cathy! Yesterday. It‘s good to see you, too! 3mo
Reggie @erzascarletbookgasm Hi, Jessie! I missed ya‘ll too. 3mo
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I got to hear Daniel Kraus read from this book and I was hooked. He writes himself as this journalist, who feels like an ethnograpgher, who investigates the Burger City poltergeist. I found this to be quite sad. I think the real horror came from the hopelessness you feel from these teenagers working a fast food joint in rural Iowa and the statistics the journalist in Daniel Kraus keeps supplying you with. A pick but a real downer of a one.

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So earlier this year I got to go to StokerCon in May where I got to nerd out on all these wonderful horror authors I‘ve read this past year. I tried to read the nominees before I went and this was definitely a standout of the bunch. She won for best single author short story collection and deservedly so. If Lovecraft had a long lost great granddaughter, Gemma is her. She writes these threads of sentences that at first seem superfluous. But by👇🏼

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batsy Hi Reggie, it's good to see you back! Hope you've been well 💕 3mo
TrishB She sounds awesome. 3mo
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Reggie @batsy Hi Suba! Thank you, it‘s good to see you, too! I have been well, thanks for asking. 3mo
Reggie @TrishB she is that nerd, in the best way possible. She just had great point after point to talk about. 3mo
Rissreads She sounds amazing! 3mo
Megabooks So very glad to have you back!! 3mo
Reggie @Megabooks Thanks, Meg! 3mo
vivastory Gemma's book Experimental Film is the only book that I have ever read that I feel came close to Night Film. Good stuff. I'm curious what other authors did you see at Stoker Con that stood out to you? 3mo
Reggie @vivastory V Castro, she read from her new Alien franchise book.The title is Vasquez. She wrote the backstory to the Vasquez character from Aliens. The one who blows herself up in the air shaft. V had a lot to say in her panels she was on. Hailey Piper, Gemma Amor, Sonora Taylor, Steve Rasnic Tem, Eric LaRocca, Brian Keene, Sara Langan, Grady Hendrix, Jeff Strand. Stephen Graham Jones was there for a day before he caught Covid. They all had me 3mo
Reggie googly eyed. 3mo
vivastory I read Gemma Amor's Dear Laura several months ago and really liked it. I have a book of V Castro's stories checked out from the library right now. I'm really looking forward to it. Sounds like a great time! 3mo
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Featherbed | Annabeth Albert, Heart Eyes Press Lgbtq
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Due to a mixed up delivery of a box of chicks, hot buttoned up Harrison Fletcher, newest owner of the Bar and Bookshop, will meet hot, pushes buttons, farmer Finn. One is afraid of dying, the other, afraid of giving his heart to someone who will just leave. This was nice but let me tell you. It stays on a low, low, simmer all the way throughout. This pot never boils. So even though it‘s a weaker entry in the Vino and Veritas series, still a pick.

CarolynM Reggie!!! How lovely to have you back❤️ Hope all is well in your world. I felt much the same as you about this one. I‘ve read a few in the Vino and Veritas series and they‘ve all been entertaining but I haven‘t found a really good one yet. 3mo
Reggie @CarolynM Hi Carolyn! Thank you. I‘ve read 7 of them and I liked the one with the romance bookclub and the bookseller who was abandoned. And the one about the printer press, with the son who came back to help while his father chased the mom to Paris. 3mo
Bookzombie Reggie! 🙂 I was going to say this cover reminds me of Sarina Bowen‘s True North series, but then I saw it‘s her press. Lol 3mo
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Reggie @Bookzombie I‘ve read 7in the series over the course of June because of Pride and they were the potato chips I needed. Lol 3mo
Nutmegnc I‘ve read a LOT of this series and there are some really excellent reads in the bunch!! 3mo
Reggie @Nutmegnc yeah, I really liked Headstrong, Heartscape, Booklover, and Turnabout. 3mo
Nutmegnc @Reggie Undone #18 was a five star read for me 3mo
Blerdgal_Fenix Insert chick magnet joke here 🤣 sorry I get a little cheesy after my second cup of earl grey. Stacking this, I am curious 🧐 (edited) 2w
Reggie @Blerdgal_Fenix 🥁 do-dum shhh Lolol this is a series and I think Roommate by Sarina Bowen, the first one in the series is wayyyyy better. But they are all standalone and if it‘s the 🐥 that got you hooked I hope you like it. Also because you mentioned santeria and orishas in your review from Pride. If you like scary stuff The Good House by Tananarive Due is amazing. 2w
Blerdgal_Fenix @Reggie will be adding to my list!! 2w
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Roommate | Sarina Bowen
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Roderick has moved back to Vermont after he left his, in the closet, Country superstar boyfriend. He needs a job which he gets at a bakery. He needs a place to stay which he gets by way of his moody coworker Kieran. This was good and angsty, and cute when Roderick teaches Kieran how to cook. But can Roderick, who describes himself as gay AF, survive going back into another closet for love? Good stuff. 👇🏼

Reggie Sarina Bowen actually opened up a small press that publishes books that are all queer romance set around this queer bar and bookshop in this world she created in Roommate. 3mo
Twainy Reggie! It feels like forever! Good to see you. 😁🤗 3mo
Reggie @Twainy Hi Nancy! It‘s good to see you, too! 3mo
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rwmg I was intrigued enough to look at the author's website. I was a bit dubious when I started the free first chapter but by the end of it I was hooked. Added to my Scribd TBR list. 3mo
Reggie @rwmg yeah, it‘s a real easy read. I hope you like it. 3mo
rwmg PS. Welcome back 3mo
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Patricia Wants to Cuddle | Dr Samantha Leigh Allen
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So this is a lot of good things all mashed up together. There is this ripoff of the Bachelor called The Catch. They are down to the last 4 girls and the Catch himself. They head to a remote island location off the Pacific Northwest to shoot the finale. This book was so smart. It harpoons the “reality” show aspect in here so well. There‘s “reality” and real life drama, a lesbian romance, and some really scary moments that include a Bigfoot. Pick!

vivastory Glad to see your post! 3mo
Reggie @vivastory thank you, Scott! 3mo
Leftcoastzen Hey!👏👋 3mo
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Twainy That cover!!! 3mo
Reggie @Twainy yeah I saw the hand and it kinda said, hey you, come pick me up! I think you‘d totally like this one. 3mo
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Imagine you, the reader, is in a relationship with Paul Tremblay. One night, you both decide to do something hot and masturbate in front of each other. You start and both of you are excited and all smiles. But then you notice him noticing himself, his smooth flat belly, his dad thighs. You can see him thinking about how hot it is that he used to be that picked on nerdy scrawny kid but now he‘s a math teacher who writes best selling books. A 👇🏼

Reggie hawwwt math teacher. You see him thinking silly things like the pen is truly mightier than the sword. But that he really does have a sword and not a pen. He tightens his wrists (because he has to use both hands) and strokes faster. You start to think odd thoughts like, ‘Did I put that load in the dryer yet?‘ and even weirder,‘Did I turn off the curling iron?‘ Weirder because you‘ve shaved your head for the past 10 years. You realize you‘re 👇🏼 3mo
Reggie not even needed here. You get up do some chores and order some take out. Every time you pass that room he‘s in, he‘s still there stroking away. Which is great. You‘re glad for Paul because everyone needs that one that‘s just for them. I love Paul Tremblay and will still buy his books but this book was not for me at all. 3mo
Mollyanna Welcome back Reggie!!! So good to see you again. I‘ve missed your reviews. 3mo
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Reggie Hi @Mollyanna! I‘ve missed ya‘ll too. A lot. Good to see you again, too. 3mo
Librarybelle Welcome back!! 3mo
Jas16 Reggie!!! So glad you are back. You have been missed. 3mo
Reggie @Librarybelle Thank you! 3mo
Reggie @Jas16 I‘ve missed y‘all too. Thank you, Jennifer. And thank you for the books a couple of months ago. I went through our posts a couple of months ago and for all the times I called you Jessica I totally don‘t deserve them but thank you, my friend. 3mo
vivastory OMG this review 😂 😂 3mo
Reggie @vivastory I‘m glad you laughed. Lol 3mo
sprainedbrain Gosh I missed you!! 3mo
Reggie @sprainedbrain I‘ve missed you too, Jenni. 3mo
Twainy Oh no, this book was on my list of 2022 must reads. Great review. 3mo
Reggie @twainy thank you, and me too! I kept asking myself why I kept on reading. 3mo
CarolynM 🤣🤣🤣 I think I‘ve read a few books like that. I‘m so glad you‘re back! 3mo
Twainy Because it‘s PT! 😆 I see his name & I automatically throw the book on my TBR. Now I have to read it … I‘ve been warned … and now I‘ll be thinking about something entirely different … 3mo
Reggie @CarolynM yeah, this book was a bit much. Lol thanks for laughing. 3mo
Reggie @Twainy I know, we expect so much from him. I hope you do read it and who knows, you might like it. 3mo
Bookzombie Lol great review! I will get to his other books before this one. 😂 3mo
Reggie @Margie Yes, because the strength of the other ones allowed me to persevere through this one. The others are soooo good. Thanks for laughing with this review. Good to see you Margie! (edited) 3mo
dylanisreading This review is brilliant. 🤣 3mo
Reggie @dylanisreading thank you, and thanks for laughing. 3mo
Centique 😂😂😂 Welcome back! I love that your review has a warning in the image. Brilliant. PS I MISSED YOU! 3mo
Centique PPS at the end of this review you shoulda *dropped the mike* 🙌 3mo
Reggie @Centique Hi Paula!! I‘ve missed you too! I hope you‘re feeling ok. 3mo
Centique @Reggie thanks lovely! I am getting better every day. Luckily I can work from home 👍👍 3mo
TrishB Hi Reggie , so good to see you back! I had been really looking forward to this book 😁 3mo
Reggie @TrishB Hi TrishB! Me and you have split on some books so who knows, you might still like it. For me, he was being self indulgent on telling the longest tale of gaslighting I‘ve read and it wasn‘t that high stakes or interesting for me. You might like it just for the music references, who knows. 3mo
Leftcoastzen 👏😂just wow , what a review! I am probably one of the few here that hasn‘t read him , & now I don‘t know what to think!😁 3mo
Rissreads Woo hoo! Your back! You were missed. I sent you 2 books but the tracking on book depository hasn‘t worked. The two books were The Blackwater lightship and The Herd. If they haven‘t arrived I‘ll have to chase them up! I‘ve really missed your reviews 🤣 (edited) 3mo
TrishB I will probably still give it a go 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
Reggie @Leftcoastzen whatever you do, don‘t start with this book. Head Full of Ghosts, Disappearance at Devil‘s Rock, The Cabin at the End of the World, Survivor Song, all infinitely better than this one. 3mo
Reggie @Rissreads I got them . Thank you so much Rissa! And thank you for laughing! 3mo
Leftcoastzen I was gonna ask , do you have a favorite of his ? I want to start with the best! 😄 3mo
Michael_Gee Omg amazing. And I am so glad to see you posting again! Seriously missed you. 3mo
Reggie @Leftcoastzen I say start with Head Full of Ghosts. Cabin is great but Head Full of Ghosts is where I think everyone started to love him. 3mo
Leftcoastzen Thanks! 3mo
Rissreads Yay, I‘m so glad you got them! I meant to write a card to go with them but never got around to it. Life got busy. X 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl Welcome back! 🙂 You have been seriously missed. 3mo
Suet624 Reggie! A monster review to come back to Litsy with. Fantastic. And a new photo perhaps? Life is so much better when you‘re around. 3mo
Reggie @CoverToCoverGirl Thank you! I missed ya‘ll a lot, too. 3mo
AmyG Well, that‘s a review. I only want to read it because there was a review that referenced Husker Du….Bob Mould is a favorite. But now…. 😳 3mo
Reggie @AmyG yeah, I‘m sure someone could make a whole Spotify playlist of all the punk mentioned in here. It just felt like the most drawn out, uninteresting tale of gaslighting I have ever read. 3mo
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Manhunt | Gretchen Felker-Martin
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This is very much a bookclub horror book. So many layers to it. So many angles. There is a T. rex virus that renders men into violent, feral creatures. All that‘s left in the world are women, trans women, and trans men. Instead of trying to just survive together, a group of TERFs try to eradicate trans people. All the characters were complex and diverse. This book was deeply affecting and I urge every one to read it.

Megabooks This sounds really interesting! 7mo
Reggie @Megabooks all day yesterday after I finished it I was haunted by a scene that has a paper that lists chores for the people who live in that house and what happens to them. All yesterday and today. There is a lot about the body-sex and gore but it all has purpose and meaning. It‘s so good. Give it a shot, Meg. 7mo
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Centique How are you doing Reggie? Miss you whenever you have a gap between posts. Hope you are just busy and not going through anything tricky. Peace and Aroha to you my friend xxx 😘 7mo
Suet624 What @Centique said. 7mo
Michael_Gee That cover!! Saw this in a bookstore the other day and was curious. Glad to see your review, I think I‘ll suggest it for my horror book club to consider! 7mo
TrishB Missing you too! 😘 7mo
Bookzombie Hey there! I have been a little MIA on here myself. How are you? Just checking on you. I hope you are doing well. 😘 7mo
readordierachel Just popped by to say hi 👋 Hope life is treating you well 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Hey there! It‘s been awhile! I hope you‘re reading up a storm, and you‘ll be entertaining us us all with your oh so fabulous reviews very soon! 💜 6mo
Jas16 Just wanted to say hi and check in. Missing you around here. 6mo
Suet624 ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
AmyG Interesting cover. 😂 Stopped by to see how you are and say hi. 6mo
Ruthiella Hi Reggie! Long time no post. Hope everything is okay. ❤️ 6mo
Christine Missing you and hope you‘re well! 6mo
Nute Hello Reggie! It didn‘t take long to realize that I hadn‘t seen any post from you in a long while. And now it is to the point of missing your presence here. I hope that you are well and doing okay. Can‘t wait for the catch-up.💕 6mo
DivineDiana Hi Reggie! Have been checking back. Just saw your “taking a break” post. I have needed to do this myself in the past. Miss you. 6mo
CarolynM Hi Reggie 👋 I've missed seeing you around. Glad it's just a break. Take care 💕 6mo
AmyG Enjoy your break! Glad everything is ok. 6mo
Librarybelle I‘ve missed seeing your posts and am glad you are just taking a break. Glad you are okay…take care! 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Just checking in 👋. Have a good break, missing your posts/comments 💜 5mo
BarbaraBB I am glad to see you are just taking a break. I hope you are doing well. I was thinking of you while reading 5mo
BiblioLitten Hey Reggie! Hope you are keeping well. Missing your posts 💕 5mo
vivastory Hope you are well & reading some great horror! 5mo
merelybookish Just adding to the chorus of people who miss you around here. 🙂 5mo
rockpools Hi Reggie. Hope your break‘s filled with amazing things. Take care. 5mo
Michael_Gee Dood we miss you. Hope you‘re doing well. 🖤 5mo
kspenmoll We miss you! Especially your unique reviews. I hope you are ok. 💜💚💙 (edited) 4mo
TrishB Hi Reggie 👋 hope your break is over soon and you‘re ok 😘 (edited) 4mo
Cinfhen Hi @Reggie I was just thinking of you! I hope all is well / miss you 💜 4mo
Megabooks Count me as another Litten who misses you. I hope you‘re doing well. 💕💕 4mo
LeahBergen Miss you, Reggie! 3mo
Cinfhen Hi Reggie!!! It‘s just me, saying hi!! And missing your posts and awesome reviews 3mo
wanderinglynn 👋🏻 Reggie! I too miss seeing you here. 💜 3mo
Mollyanna I miss seeing your wonderful reviews. Hope all is okay. 🥺 3mo
CarolynM Still missing you, Reggie. Hope life is treating you well💕 3mo
vivastory Hope you are well. Thought of you when the new Tremblay was released. Hope you are reading some good books. 3mo
Rissreads Missing your posts Reggie. I hope you are ok and doing lots of great stuff in your break. 😘 3mo
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Manhunt | Gretchen Felker-Martin
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It‘s that time again.

Cathythoughts Enjoy your washing machine reading time 👍😁 7mo
Reggie @Cathythoughts thanks, Cathy! The book is carrying me through it. Lol 😊 7mo
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Reggie @TrishB Thanks, it‘s good so far. 7mo
merelybookish Reading definitely makes some chores easier 🧺🧼🧹 7mo
Reggie @merelybookish there are times when I wish the wash cycle was 2 hours long. Lol 😊 7mo
merelybookish @Reggie Yeah I do extra laundry when I have a good audiobook on the go. 😄 7mo
Bookzombie I have this one on hold at the library. Just waiting for it to come in. 🙂 7mo
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The Hungry Earth | Nicholas Kauffmann
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Did you know that mushrooms are the sex organs of fungus? I had no idea, until I listened to an episode of the podcast, Ghoulish, where Nicholas Kaufmann revealed that his editor rejected a book of his but gave him a mycological book called The Entangled Life from which he wrote this fungus packed apocalyptic horror book that starts in a small New York town. He did a great job of balancing the coloring in the people of the small town and the 👇🏼

Reggie fungal horror. All the spores for this one. 7mo
LeahBergen You‘re killing me! Great review. 🤣🤣 7mo
Reggie @LeahBergen lol, thanks! 😋🍄 7mo
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batsy "All the spores" ?? (but also, eww!) 7mo
Reggie @batsy he really packed in the mycology and had me going down some rabbit holes. Did you know that millions of years ago that there were these things called prototaxites that could be 1 meter wide and 8 meters high? At the time they were the largest land dwelling organism and they were fungi. I think I‘m gonna read that Entangled Life book. 7mo
Bookzombie Great review! That other book does sound interesting. 🍄 7mo
Centique I just read a Neil Gaiman short story that features Mushroom People. Synchronicity! But also isn‘t this the second fungal horror book you‘ve read this year? I‘m thinking it‘s the #yearoflivingfungally 7mo
batsy @Reggie I did not know that! That is both awesome and pretty scary. I have a bit of #sporeaphobia maybe 😅 Entangled Life sounds great—hadn't heard of it before but just saw a positive review of it on Litsy too, so that's added to the TBR. 7mo
Avanders Speaking of … things … have you read 7mo
Lindy I‘m glad you mentioned you‘re inclined to read Entangled Life. I think you will love it! 7mo
Reggie @Avanders lol, I have and all that mushroom goodness. 7mo
Reggie @Lindy Me too. I just got it yesterday. 7mo
Avanders @Reggie 😁 I loved it 😄 7mo
Lindy @Reggie 😁🍄👍 7mo
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@AmyG Thanks, AmyG, for this package on VDay! I started the book last night and finished it this morning. So readable. It made me think of that movie, Cobra, with Stallone. Anyways, what a great book about two less than perfect fathers who avenge the murders of their sons who were gay. So much grit, so much of me flinching, saying ‘Jesus!!!‘, so many reveals. What a great book. Thanks again, AmyG!

AmyG You are welcome. I loved this book. It was like reading an action movie. Glad you enjoyed it, too. 7mo
Centique I have heard so many rave reviews of this one. Definitely on the To Read list - probably for 2023 tho…. 7mo
Reggie @Centique I listen to those Christmas recommendation shows where someone says something like my brother doesn‘t believe feminism is a good thing and they ask Jenn and Amanda for a rec. And they always recommend a book written by someone who the target identifies with. So they pick a pro feminist book written by a man. I think this book is written for all those who have hate in their heart for people who are different but because the main 👇🏼 7mo
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Reggie characters are these ultra masculine men with street cred who have to reckon with the state of the relationships they had when their gay sons were killed. It might make someone think differently. This really is a good book. Hopefully it brightens up your 2023. Lol 7mo
Centique @Reggie I love Jenn and Amanda too! I love the idea of this changing someone‘s heart. It‘s amazing how books can put you in someone else‘s shoes and how transformative that can be. Movies too I think. I think my own awakening to those prejudices came from watching the movie Torch Song Trilogy and reading Armistead Maupin in my teens. 😍 7mo
Suet624 I felt the same way about this book. 7mo
Rissreads This sounds really fascinating! Stacked! 7mo
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I think McQueen has more than decent writing chops. However, I think the the construction of this story needed work. This is about a Black woman named Mira who is going to her white friend, Celine‘s wedding which is being held at a plantation house where all kinds of horrors were done to slaves. McQueen has very valid things to say about allyship and the through line of slavery into the present. The story just didn‘t work for me. Thanks Jenni 👇🏼

Reggie for picking this book and this round of LPMBC. 7mo
sprainedbrain @Reggie this was a good round! 7mo
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Thanks for the tags, Cassie and Andrew. I‘m hoping to finish this one up this weekend. Pretty decent so far.

Andrew65 Hope you enjoy it. 8mo
Addison_Reads I liked this one, although I felt like the author held back some, which makes me excited to see what she does in the future. 8mo
Twainy 🙌 8mo
Cathythoughts Hi Reggie! Hi washing machine ! 😃 I hope you enjoy your reading time 😘 8mo
vivastory I finally watched the new Scream. Although it's not my favorite in the franchise, I enjoyed it. As far as the ending... I think it's more of a commentary on toxic fandom than fans of the franchise. Which I can actually get behind that. The way Benioff/Weiss have been relentlessly targeted years after the GOT finale 🙄🙄 8mo
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Mestiza Blood | V. Castro
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My favorite 2 stories are in the back. The Last Porn Star, V Castro‘s final girl story, and Truck Stop, her very weird story. The thing I realized is V‘s stories aren‘t scary stories for us but the bad guys. Which isn‘t bad it‘s just not what I‘m used to. Once in a while she gets stuck in tell not show. Other than that I really enjoy V Castro‘s unabashed sexuality and her Chicana culture that comes through in every story. Insert grito here.

Bookzombie I love your picture collage! Selena! Is there a story about a bus over the railroad tracks? San Antonio has a haunted railroad tracks legend. 8mo
Reggie @Bookzombie Thanks, even though the author lives in the UK she‘s from San Antonio. In a paragraph she mentions the bus full of kids that gets killed on the tracks and from then on helps whoever gets stuck on the tracks by pushing them. We have that myth here in NM. In interviews she often says how some of the missions in San Antonio are haunted. 8mo
Bookzombie @Reggie I didn‘t realize she was from SA originally. Yes, the missions and there are other stories of hauntings. You can take a tour for some of the downtown hauntings. 8mo
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Mestiza Blood | V. Castro
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Super excited to get to this shorty story collection. 1991-92 I remember the cholas at my middle school. Always dressed in black, a lot of Raiders attire, the shhh shhh noise of their black and grey, puffy Raiders jackets in the halls during cold days. The heavy makeup on point, the hair, The Hair!! with the bangs standing straight up in the front like some badass fan. The attitude. So excited for this first story.

CaitlinDBurnside Well, well! I've learned something new today. Cholas!!! I knew the Go-Go-Girls, the Mini-Maxis or the Goths. Thanks! I'll read more on that subject. 8mo
tokorowilliamwallace Nice, I love going out to restaurants/venues by myself to explore some cuisine or spot which just came on to my radar, and read! Take advantage of margarita deal days! It's fun to match up the mood/subject/theme of your read to the venue or activity! 8mo
DivineDiana @CaitlinDBurnside Cholas is a new term for me too! I love Litsy! ❤️ 8mo
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readordierachel So evocative. I love it. Did they rock the brown lip liner, too? 8mo
Reggie @CaitlinDBurnside @tokorowilliamwallace @DivineDiana @readordierachel Rachel, yes! In my mid 20s (2006ish) worked with this woman name Sonya. And Sonya was definitely a chola who had grown up and was now a mom and a wife. She was turning 35, and a coworker and I were taking her out for a beer and she told us a story I‘ve never forgotten. She was 14, 99lbs if that and lived in Doña Ana which is a little town outside of Las Cruces. Her brother ?? 8mo
Reggie had just come home from the hospital with a broken leg and his eyes blacked out because the local gang, the Doñaeros, had beat him up and word on the street was that they were gonna finish him off. Sonya, the brother, and their mother were in their trailer sitting in the living room when they heard them. Cars were starting to circle their block. Sonya said she got so angry that she got up and despite her mother begging her not to go outside ?? 8mo
Reggie while pulling on her arm she stomped outside and started yelling that if they wanted her brother that they would have to go through her. And that‘s when the cars all stopped. And just all girls got out of the vehicles. The Doñaeras. They formed a circle around Sonya and this huge girl, whose name was TBone stepped forward and said let‘s go, me and you, this is between me and her and no one else she finished telling the group. The fight began ?? 8mo
Reggie and Sonya said she was feeling good and getting some good punches in. But then the worst thing happened where the girl rushed her, tripped her, and sat on top of her where her knees were on Sonya‘s arms. She said that girl was at least 200lbs. And with every bit of her strength, she knew if she could get up she would win. With every bit of her strength she pushed against TBone and thought maybe and realized she couldn‘t. TBone started to wail 👇🏼 8mo
CaitlinDBurnside @readordierachel even though I've been a go-go girl and all, the only time I did the heavy make-up was during my Halloween Goth years. Funny bits, I've an aversion to make-up due to Grandma trowelling style but had fun volunteering at the local theatre doing make-up. Aw life is amusingly beautiful!👍 8mo
Reggie on her face with her fists and blacked out for a moment. When she came to TBone was standing up and looking down at her. And then she put her hand out and Sonya slowly took it. TBone looked around at all the girls and said Sonya‘s cool, me and her are cool, if any of you have beef with her you gotta go through me. Sonya went back inside her house where her and her brother sat side by side watching tv for the rest of the weekend with matching 8mo
Reggie black eyes. 8mo
readordierachel Reggie, that story is amazing. I feel like I just read a novella. 8mo
CarolynM Great story, Reggie👍🙂 8mo
WJCintron Tequila? Now I want!! lol 😂 8mo
DivineDiana What a story! Agree with @readordierachel 8mo
Bookzombie That‘s a great story, Reggie! Also, that margarita looks delicious. 8mo
Reggie @WJCintron as they say- It‘s always 5 o‘clock somewhere. That margarita was really good. 8mo
Rissreads Story and a drink! Love margaritas too ♥️ 7mo
Suet624 How brave of Sonya! 7mo
Reggie @Rissreads 🍹😊 7mo
Reggie @Suet624 she never backed down from anything. Most of us cowered in front of our boss and she would be like- call your boss over so I can talk to him. 7mo
Suet624 A great person to have on your side 😊 7mo
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Slade House | David Stephen Mitchell, Research Associate at the UNESCO Centre David Mitchell
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@Chili thanks for picking this for our group. I really enjoyed it. Those crazy twins. Lol. It made me think of Clive Barker who I‘ve been thinking about a lot lately. This will be on its way to you tomorrow, Jenni. @sprainedbrain

sprainedbrain Looking forward to this one! 8mo
Avanders Oh I loved this book… this is a variation on the cover I hadn‘t seen before! 😄 8mo
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The Monstrumologist | Rick Yancey
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😭Margie, thank you so much! You shouldn‘t have but I so appreciate it and it‘s made my day. We‘re getting snow later so the socks will definitely come in handy. I look forward to all three books. LOVE the Stephen King bookmark. And girl please, I‘ve been to the gym 23 times in January and gained 3lbs, mostly cause MickeyD‘s is right next door. Lol. So this candy is most welcome. Thank you so much, Margie! ❤️

vivastory How wonderful! I'll be curious to hear what you think of Monstrumologist. How much snow are you getting? 8mo
Reggie @vivastory 4-6 inches. Hopefully more, cause we need it. 8mo
vivastory How often does it snow in New Mexico? I'm a bit surprised you're getting that much 8mo
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Mollyanna I adore Relic. One of my favorite books and the beginning of a fabulous series. I hope you enjoy. 8mo
Reggie @vivastory we might get one snow a year that melts the next day but back before our current climate change people where I live said they used to get 4-6 feet every winter. 8mo
Reggie @mollyanna I have a friend who says it is her favorite book. Maybe now I can tell her I‘ve read it. 8mo
TrishB Lovely ♥️ 8mo
Twainy I read Relic in one sitting forever ago! I‘m a Pendergast fan, the books can be hit/miss. Ugh SNOW 😫 we are forecast to get 5-11” this evening. 🥳 I hate shoveling! 🤬 😆 😫 8mo
BookwormAHN I also loved Relic! 8mo
kspenmoll What wonderful gifts! Hope you get your snow! 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Nice! I only read The Westing Game as an adult, enjoyed it 👍 8mo
Bookzombie Yay! That‘s awesome that you have been to the gym 23 times in January. Regardless of MickeyD‘s visits, that‘s great! I feel less like a couch potato than I did at the end of December, lol. I hope you enjoy all three books. Also, I really enjoyed the popcorn. I hope you do too! 8mo
batsy What a fun package of goodies 😍 I loved The Westing Game! 8mo
readordierachel How nice!! 8mo
tokorowilliamwallace Nice, Preston & Child, and The Westing Game (which I hope to get to soon). 8mo
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This book reminds me of one of my favorite movies ever, Monsoon Wedding. The picture top right is of the niece, Ria, who the night before the wedding reveals that one of the uncles, the rich one throwing his money around, had molested her when she was a girl. The father of the bride, a different uncle comes to take her home where the day of the wedding he tells the rich uncle to leave. He believed her. Such a powerful moment. In this book, 👇🏼

Reggie the MC is a victim of a sexual assault, that nobody, not even her own father believes, saying that for something like that to happen to a girl she must have brought it on herself. And because her offender is a well respected person in their tight knit Indian community, she always has to see him. She grows up to be successful but with huge walls around her. And because this is romance there is Jayeh, the perfect guy to make those walls crumble. 8mo
Reggie Despite all this, this was actually really funny and cute…..but with some really serious issues thrown in. I loved this book. 8mo
Bookzombie Stacked! Also, you should be getting a package tomorrow if the post office is one time. 🙂 8mo
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LeahBergen I love Monsoon Wedding. I must give it a rewatch soon! 8mo
Reggie @Bookzombie Thanks, Margie! I will look out for it. 8mo
Reggie @LeahBergen someone put it on YouTube but it has no subtitles. I love that movie so much. 8mo
shawnmooney Oooh this sounds intriguing and a great one for a possible bite-sized chat! I‘ll email you to see what you think about the idea! 7mo
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It‘s been nice belonging to a library again. Last time I was around there were no ebooks, so notifications like this are a delight.

Michael_Gee Looooove your phone background, Reggie. 8mo
KathyWheeler I agree with @Michael_Gee — that background is amazing! 8mo
LeahBergen Yes, that background is fab! 8mo
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Reggie @Michael_Gee @KathyWheeler @LeahBergen Thanks, I‘m into the tentacled monster lately. Lol 🐙 🦑 8mo
Centique Go the kraken!! 🐙🐙🐙 Please tell me you‘ve watched the documentary My Octopus Teacher? That got me through our first lockdown. Love an octopus 😍😍 8mo
Reggie @Centique I had no idea such a thing existed. I will watch it. What an enchanting title. 8mo
DivineDiana Yes, My Octopus Teacher is incredible! ❤️ 🐙❤️ 8mo
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Tell Me I'm Worthless | Alison Rumfitt
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So this is a five huge star read for me. Alice, a trans woman who sees ghost in every wall of every place she has lived for the past 3 years, and Ila, a cis woman who now actively participates as a Terf, were once part of a trio of friends who went into a hateful, full of rage, antiSemitic, haunted house and were the only two to leave. They have different views of what actually happened and will have to meet again to try and find peace. This👇🏼

Reggie was smart, political, messy, in your face, uncomfortable. If Hanya Yanigihara just wrote a book about America whose beginnings have sin at its heart, and how do we move forward from that, then this book is no less an indictment on the racism that lives in the UK. The book is pretty bleak with an ending that still somehow manages to lift the spirit. Pick! Sidenote: it was kind of funny that I got the JK Rowling bookmark with this book. (edited) 8mo
sprainedbrain Oooooh this looks awesome. 8mo
readordierachel Wow. Stacked! 8mo
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batsy This sounds really intriguing. 8mo
vivastory I'm getting White is for Witching vibes from your review in a good way 8mo
Reggie @sprainedbrain @readordierachel @batsy @vivastory in her acknowledgments she mentions that Shirley Jackson, Daphne du Maurice, Helen Oyeyemi, and Clive Barker are big time influences. I totally got the last two, especially the Oyeyemi because the house has chapters of its own, telling its own point of view. At one point the girls are inside the house and one hears water dripping and it is said that there was no rain outside but that the house 👇🏼 8mo
Reggie is salivating. The whole book is gnarly and smart. 8mo
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Fresh Water for Flowers | Valrie Perrin
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Hey, Sue. I came home from work last night and it was here. Thank you so much! I‘ve been seeing nothing but love for this on here by a lot of people I like and what you wrote on the card makes me want to read it that much more. Thank you again, my friend, and hope you‘re staying warm. ❤️

Suet624 They said they delivered it on January 9th so I was concerned! So glad you got it. 8mo
Reggie @Suet624 I think maybe my Post Office is short handed maybe because this has also happened with other packages, saying it was delivered but doesn‘t show up until later. (edited) 8mo
AmyG I reserved this at the library. Sue has everyone on the band wagon! @Suet624 8mo
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Suet624 @AmyG oh yay!!! I‘m so glad. I can‘t wait for you to read it. Don‘t rush through it. Take your time. 🥰 8mo
Deeda My book club read this last year. Everyone loved it. Wish I could read it again for the first time. 8mo
CBee @AmyG finally 😂😂 I can‘t wait to hear what you think of this one. 8mo
CBee @Suet624 you‘ll be happy to know that I recommended this to my aunt and she is very much enjoying it. She keeps sending me Kindle quotes ♥️♥️ 8mo
AmyG @CBee I just borrowed it today. I will let you know. 8mo
CBee @AmyG enjoy! I know you will ♥️ 8mo
Suet624 @Deeda Me too. 8mo
Suet624 @CBee That's wonderful!!! It's just the best, isn't it???? 8mo
CBee @Suet624 it is ♥️♥️ 8mo
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