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SomedayAlmost

SomedayAlmost

Joined November 2016

Writer mama. Loud introvert. Author. @PFwriteright patriciaflahertypagan.com
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Fascinating, funny, suspenseful thriller about murder & sibling rivalry. Intriguing Lagos setting with telling details like crippling heat and corruption that is more blatant than in some countries. Great scenes about what it‘s like to dispose of a body for, & compete for a man‘s attention with, your sister, but I have to give it 4.5 stars because a key scene in the mystery within a thriller seemed too brief. #thriller #sisters #Africansetting

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Under a Dark Sky: A Novel | Lori Rader-Day
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Excited about the great, autographed mysteries & free reads I acquired at Bouchercon! Now where do I start? #booknerdproblems #mystery #thriller #bouchercon2019

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My Darkest Prayer | S.A. Cosby
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It‘s not like witty romantic mystery author Gay Yellen & I were following rural noir author & Anthony-award winning short story writer S.A. Cosby around Bouchercon. OK, maybe it is. 😉 #superfans #freshvoice #talent #noir #crimefiction #anthonyawards #bouchercon2019

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Short story nerd highlight of Bouchercon was being the timer/volunteer for the Anthony-Award nominated crime short story writers! S.A. Cosby & Art Taylor wrote amazing stories this year, & Barb Goffman is always clever & funny! Read the award-nominated stories free at link. Do read them: https://www.sleuthsayers.org/2019/10/meet-finalists-for-2019-anthony-award.html #shortstory #crime #mystery #bouchercon2019

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Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Enjoyed a wonderful panel on complex, “unlikeable” characters with the talented & funny Laura Lippmann, whip-smartMegan Abott, and friends at Bouchercon yesterday! Good advice on writing who you want to write, likability be damned! #authorheroines #talent #determination #complexfemakecharacters #bouchercon

MrBook Niiice! 3w
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The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 | James Patterson, Otto Penzler
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Off to Bouchercon to volunteer, meet authors, & bond with fellow short story writers! Time to be a mystery/thriller booknerd! #volunteer #reader #mystery #thriller #sotired

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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MrBook Ahh! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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You are so amazing, @vivastory ! Thanks for these generous swap gifts! I can‘t tell you how excited I am for the new Shirley Jackson collection! Thoughtful gifts, all! Happy Halloween and Samhain! Thank you to our organizer @MaleficentBookDragon as well! #grateful #allhallowsreadswap #happyhalloween

vivastory I'm glad you liked it 😊 it was a treat putting a box together for a fellow S. Jackson fan 3w
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The Sisters Three | Jae Mazer
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Excited for this juicy new novel by a talent of woman-centered creature horror! Vancouver Island setting & her use of dark legends also intrigue me. #horror #myth #womeninhorror #Candianauthors #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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Misery | Stephen King
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People with mental illness are more likely to hurt themselves than to hurt others. This statistically demonstrated fact aside, within the framework of the King universe, season 2 of “Castle Rock” on Hulu is wonderfully creepy. After the dream of the Astros game, it was a nightmare. Tim Robbins & Lizzy Caplan are great, & the real tension between some Mainers & refugees is an interesting plot line. #horror #stephenking #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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Jar of Hearts | Jennifer Hillier
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Your secrets, and your friends, could kill you! 4.5 stars for this compelling, clever, twisty tale of friendship & murder. I stayed up late last night, compelled to listen to the end. The protagonist is an admitted accomplice to murder & “horrible person,” but you still root for her. Author implies that biology is destiny, children are murdered, & the ending is a little too abrupt, but it‘s great storytelling! #mystery #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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Fun (& big!) package from my swapmate arrived last night and I can‘t wait to open it on Halloween! #allhallowsreadswap #halloween #litsyswaps #excited via @MaleficentBookDragon

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Clever little book about a boy who tries to buy a monster to scare his little sister, and when things go awry, tries to return him. My son received it as a Halloween gift from a pal & he likes it. Somewhat sarcastic humor. Good for ages 4.5-7. #monsters #eek #halloweenbooks #kidsbooks #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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Cute book and movie celebrating differences! Reminiscent of Rudolph. #halloween #kidmovienight #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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Themes in French Culture: A Preface to a Study of French Community | Margaret Mead, Rhoda Bubendey Mtraux, Rhoda Metraux
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French murder thriller show to relax tonight. J‘ai peur? #thriller #TeamSlaughter #frenchtv @Clwojick

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Linsy Cute! 1mo
SomedayAlmost Thanks 🎃😃 1mo
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Jar of Hearts | Jennifer Hillier
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Listening while decorating bubbles for an upcoming Halloween party. I am rooting for Geo, but don‘t trust her! #thriller #audibook #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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I may have a cold, but the plot is heating up! #thriller #Unique #TeamSlaughter #achoo @Clwojick

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Be careful of the sugar bowl, y‘all! Love this strange and wonderful book. Fun that it fits today‘s photo prompt, “poison” for the #ChillingPhotoChallenge! #poison #horror #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Linsy 🖤🖤🖤 1mo
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Eve's Requiem: Tales of Women, Mystery, and Horror | Fern Brady, Patricia Flaherty Pagan
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13 dark stories (including mine). #13 #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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1. Cyanamide.
2. Railroad Killer.
3. Infidelity.
4. Machete.
5. Executioner‘s Song.
Is this how I play, @Clwojick ....?

Clwojick Close, but there will be 50 answers in total. So for each prompt 1 through 10, you name 5 things... one that starts with each letter of CRIME. 1mo
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“It takes a whole lot longer to dispose of a body than to dispose of a soul...” -Oyinkan Braitywaite. Started this much-lauded thriller today. Love the witty tone. Want to teach it before Bouchercon, but it counts for #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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Halloween Is-- | Gail Gibbons
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🎃Well illustrated book with some fun facts about Halloween lore! Son likes this one. Paganism is portrayed as existing in the past & the basis for the Jack-o-lantern legend isn‘t pretty, but if those 2 points don‘t bother you it‘s a fun read. Kids ages 5-7. #kidlit #picturebooks #TeamSlaughter #Scarathon #Halloween @Clwojick

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Jar of Hearts | Jennifer Hillier
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Starts strong with good voice in the writing and a decent narrator..intrigued.#audiobook #thriller #TeamSlaughter #amlistening @Clwojick

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They‘re back! Judith and Michonne still kick ass... #TWD #season10
#zombies #TeamSlaughter #horror #amwatching @Clwojick

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Halloween horrors headed your way, swapmate! 2-3 days quoted! Happy Halloween 🎃 👻 , @MatchlessMarie ! Thanks to @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing the All Hallows Read Swap! #allhallowsreadswap #litsyswap #halloweenreads

MatchlessMarie Hooray! I better hide it when it gets here 👻📚 1mo
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Damn. Peele pulls no punches in his horrifying “social thriller” Get Out! I was spending a lot of q.t. with my wee son when this came out and I am so glad I was finally able to rent it. Because damn, the truth of racism is scary! And there was a good twist near the end. #thriller #horror #racism #wellcrafted #whatascreenplay #race #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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Zombies Inside | Rebecca Besser
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“Life After Beth” is a fun zombie comedy with a funny supporting cast of comedy veterans like Molly Shannon. Only a few of whom got eaten. 😉 Enjoyed this light Saturday night zombie flick. #horror #TeamSlaughter #zombies #darkcomedy #Scarathon @Clwojick

Clwojick ☠ ☠ 1mo
MidnightBookGirl I did enjoy this movie!
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Give Me Your Hand | Megan Abbott
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Excellent thriller about dark secrets & female competition! 5 stars. No wonder it was nominated for an Anthony Award by Abbott‘s peers. 2 bright girls share stories they can‘t forget. Two decades later, they meet again in the intense world of scientific research, with murderous results. Good performance. Highly recommend. #thriller #TeamSlaughter #girlsinSTEM #scarsthon @Clwojick

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Horror author & fellow SRP writing teacher Jae Mazer is clever, generous & gifted. Her “Crone,” woman-centered creature horror, recently won an indie book award & her new novel drops this month! #strongwomen #womeninhorror #creaturehorror #awardwinning #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamSlaughter with @Clwojick

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“Hush” has totally killed my introvert writer fantasy of living alone with my writing! And makes me a little afraid of windows.... bur gotta love a resourceful heroine... #horror #TeamSlaughter #scarymovie #writernightmare #strongheroine @Clwojick

LokiDokey I loved this movie ❤️ 2mo
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Eve's Requiem: Tales of Women, Mystery, and Horror | Fern Brady, Patricia Flaherty Pagan
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Last Halloween, my colleague Jody helped promote the Spider Road book featuring my short story with her black cat. “Eve‘s Requiem” has a creepy new cover, but Jody‘s Cat is still pretty! #BlackCat #chillingphotochallenge #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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Music For Chameleons | Truman Capote
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“Handcarved Coffins” is a memorably vivid & creepy “nonfiction” true crime piece by Truman Capote in this collection of well-written essays and articles. Do not read this if you are afraid of snakes, or delicious hyperbole! Pictured is my copy, complete with notes deconstructing the piece by an overzealous grad student who looked like me. 😉🎃 #coffins #capote #truecrime #TeamSlaughter #ChillingPhotoChallenge @Clwojick

Bookwormjillk Thanks for the warning! I am VERY afraid of snakes! 2mo
Clwojick 🐍 🐍 🐍 2mo
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What October Brings: A Lovecraftian Celebration of Halloween | John Shirley, Brian M. Sammons, Brian Phillips Sammons
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Have other folks received their matches? Hopefully mine did not go to my spam? I bought a book....? @MaleficentBookDragon

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Not yet. I think she's still putting it all together. So excited tho. 😁 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon I just finished sending them out. 2mo
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Bewitched | Sandra Schwab
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“E is for Enchantment.” -Greg Patrocki, “B is for Boo: A Halloween Alphabet.” (Not in database) It‘s about Halloween and has a spell. Counts for both challenges? via @Clwojick #aboutHalloween #spell #TeamSlaughter #ScaryScavengerHunt #chillingphotochallenge #happyhalloween #kidsbooks #kidlit

Linsy Love that bottle! 💚💚💚 1mo
SomedayAlmost Thanks! 1mo
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The Shining | Stephen King
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Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
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Great time talking about the horror of Jackson, Oates, Butler & other talented women writers at a Halloween horror convention this weekend.... left with a list of suggested reads by contemporary women in horror! #fun #authorpanel #womeninhorror

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Scored a sweet Poe themed painted mirror at a Halloween horror con today! When I‘m invited to speak about short stories at cons, it‘s tempting to buy cool things! #nevermore #poe #horror

Nute That‘s real sweet! 2mo
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Seriously creepy tales by a master. Title story stays with you! Read to prepare to be on a panel of female horror & fantasy writers on Sunday. #creepy #shortstories #womenwriters

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Lovely, Dark, Deep | Joyce Carol Oates
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Rereading parts of this collection so that I am prepped to discuss Oates‘ wide range of stories on a Women and Horror panel next weekend.... #shortstories #rereading #masterful

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Give Me Your Hand | Megan E Abbott
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One good thing about all of this rain-it is great reading & listening weather! And this audiobook is very good! Come back inside, silly cat... #rainydaylistening

jenniferw88 Our cat likes the rain too! If it's pouring down he comes in looking like a punk cat! 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
Leftcoastzen 😂😻 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
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Give Me Your Hand | Megan E Abbott
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Loving this audiobook! So good I give up my other tasks to sit and listen more fully! #drivengirls #secrets

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Wee boy got 3 Halloween books, including this Doreen Cronin barnyard adventure, from the book section of the JBF Houston consignment sale. Good books $1-$3! #bookhaul #Halloween #consignmentsale

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Give Me Your Hand | Megan E Abbott
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Time to consign! Prepping my son‘s gently used clothes & books to drop off at a big consignment sale tjnighr. Megan Abbott is keeping me company. #audiobooks #anthonyawardnominee

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The Perfect Murder | Peter James
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Time to read up for Bouchercon in Dallas! Can‘t wait! #reader #crimefiction

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The Word Collector | Peter H. Reynolds
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Dancing deftly while nefariously hopeful? Compiling words we like at 6 am inspired by this kids‘ book! Hubby and I both wanted onomatopoeia, but neither of us could spell it. 😉 #wordswelike #vocabulary #parentlife #writerife

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Louise 😂😂😂 3mo
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And She Was: A Novel | Cindy Dyson
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A day-drinking cocktail waitress who lands in remote Dutch Harbor, Alaska may not be your ideal heroine, but if you give Brandy a chance, this book is both an exploration of forgiving unreliable parents & a fascinating look at 3 Aleut Alaskan women ready to kill for their village and their tribe. Good reading for my recent bucket-list Alaska cruise! #alaska #remotesetting #unique #Aleutcharacters #drinkingnarrator

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“The best part of a murder trial is the victim never gets a chance to testify.” ~John Straley #murder #privateinvestigator #mystery #Alaska

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Ready to read up for travels later this year! #alaskafiction #readandtravel #excited #bookhaul