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flying_monkeys

Joined January 2019

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X-Phile. Ravenpuff. INTJ. And a huge movie geek. Current reading interests: Time travel, magical realism and dystopias. Also on LT & GR: flying_monkeys
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How to Cure a Ghost by Fariha Risn
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Unraveling by Karen Lord
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The Witching Hour by Anne Rice
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Repost for @jillrhudy : We can all have fun and have a community BUT. . .
DATABASES MATTER and LibraryThing is trying to fix this one. Do your part to keep it clean. If you don't know what this crankpot librarian is talking about, pretend you just joined Litsy & one of your favorite books is “The Man Who Was Thursday“ by G. K. Chesterton. Search for that book & try to find out what this fun (but bookish) community thinks about it. #KeepLitsyActive

DaveGreen7777 Ooops! 🙊 I‘ve been really guilty of this, as I sometimes tag books just for the day of week or a loose tie-in to a challenge question! I‘ll be more careful about this from now on! 3d
Come-read-with-me @flying_monkeys I‘m also guilty!! So sorry and I‘ll try to do better in the future 😞 3d
flying_monkeys @DaveGreen7777 and @Come-read-with-me we don‘t know till we know right? 🤓 @jillrhudy two more converts 🎉 13h
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#OctoberWrapUp #OctoberReads #OctoberStats

Total: 14 (8 owned; 6 library)
Female Author: 10
POC Author: 3
Non Fiction: 4
#LitsyAtoZ 2 (24/26 done)
2019 Reading 90/52
2019 Read Women 66/90

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 5d
flying_monkeys @Andrew65 thank you 🤓 5d
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In response to tag by @MrBook Reposting questionnaire composed by @ljuliel (Please repost and share! 😊)

1. I enjoy the social interaction with other book lovers; seeing what others are reading; book-related photos, updates, etc.
2. I'm not interested in the self-help or fitness type challenges, but hashtags are easily excluded now, so I don't have to see what I'm not interested in 🤓 Others can post/share whatever they like IMHO
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flying_monkeys 3. Ability to add missing info/covers or correct information for books; Ability to make lists of favorites...Ability to tag more than one book and have it be inline -- I guess these are all dev/ feature requests, which I have already made over at LT in Litsy thread too
4. Depends on if I'm participating in a photo challenge. Typically no more than once a day unless I'm sharing quotes from a current read.
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flying_monkeys 5. Haven't tried a readathon or readlong yet. Questionnaires are fun. Not interested in swaps.
6. One of my biggest feature requests is the ability to filter which type of post I see on a book; e.g., if I only want to look at quotes, I could select Quotes then all other posts would be filtered out during my view of that book.
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ljuliel Thanks very much. I like the idea of a list of favorites too. Very good idea ! 5d
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Thanks for the tag @Addison_Reads

If you were in charge of your book club's entire reading list, which 12 books would you choose for the year ahead?

Tag (if you have time): @JessClark78 @Nute @MsLeah8417 @DGRachel

#MyIdealBookClub @monalyisha

Here are my 12.
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flying_monkeys I selected books I'd most want to discuss with other readers... even though I've never been in a book club IRL. These are all books I've already read -- choosing from my TBR list would've taken me a year to whittle it down to only 12.

Feminism for the 99% : A Manifesto by multiple authors
The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich
Affinity by Sarah Waters
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot
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flying_monkeys The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories by Lesley Nneka Arimah
Confessions by Kanae Minato
The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor
Ancestor Stones by Aminatta Forna
When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe
Friday Black: Stories by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
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Addison_Reads Awesome picks! I found several on your list I haven't read yet, but now I want to. 💚 2w
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Using the free space, I managed to get 2 this month.

#BookishBingo for October 2019: http://bit.ly/2muGjG0

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4thhouseontheleft Happy Halloween! 2w
flying_monkeys @4thhouseontheleft Thank you! And thank you for the fun challenge 🤓 2w
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Thinner | Richard Bachman
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Treat @4thhouseontheleft

Years ago, after I read Thinner, I couldn't eat strawberry pie made by anyone but me. Too risky.

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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge @4thhouseontheleft

“Entering the #Shadow World can be deadly. Do so at your own risk.“

Another classic teen #90sHorror

Back in the day, I actually preferred The Forbidden Game trilogy to The Vampire Diaries series.

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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge @4thhouseontheleft

From one of my sentimental faves, House II: The Second Story, the crystal skull #glows

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The Resurrectionist | Wrath James White
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge @4thhouseontheleft

Dale McCarthy appears human but it's really a #costume for the depraved #monster underneath.

Only recommended to gorehounds. For everyone else, I recommend the movie based on the book, Come Back to Me (2014). The movie differs from the book, but, overall, it is somewhat easier on the mind and the stomach...only a *little* bit easier though.

#splatterfest #serialkillers

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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Gothic @4thhouseontheleft

“Whereas the bed had been made up neatly, now the clothes were pulled off anyhow and bundled up or trailing onto the floor. The wardrobe door and the drawers of the small chest were pulled open and all the clothes they contained half-dragged out, and left hanging like entrails from a wounded body.“

I can vividly remember how creeped out/ unnerved I was by this scene in particular.

#Read2012

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Carrie | Stephen King
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The Between: Novel, A | Tananarive Due
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Ancestors @4thhouseontheleft

Hilton and his grandma 💕

I can't resist a good “ghost“ story. This was a spur of the moment pick at my library in 2010, and I've been a fan of Due's ever since.

#Read2010

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The Gilda Stories | Jewelle Gomez
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #SpiderWeb @4thhouseontheleft

🕸🕷 One of my faves from Scary Stories 3 #TheRedSpot 🕷🕸

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Mapping the Interior | Stephen Graham Jones
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Haunted @4thhouseontheleft

Stephen Graham Jones is on my “must read everything they publish“ list. His stories have heart, with characters that feel like real people.

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I'll stick with the 90s animated series.

#LitsyAtoZ #X 24/26

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The Memory Trees | Kali Wallace
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge @4thhouseontheleft

I love me some witches and all things #Witchy.

4thhouseontheleft 🧙🏼‍♀️🎃 3w
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“No matter what you feel is holding you back in life... You can attempt anything.”

#LitsyAtoZ #Y 23/26 done

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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Monster @4thhouseontheleft

What?!! There *is* a “monster“ in this one. {cue maniacal laugh}
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Everyone deserves to have (at least) one person who sees and accepts them for exactly who they are. Elsa and Granny are exactly that for each other. So beautiful!

Highly recommended if you enjoy reading from a “very grown up for her age,“ almost-eight-year-old's POV including the way she blurs reality with fantasy.

flying_monkeys A couple reasons I liked Elsa: She carries a red felt-tip pen at all times, so she can right the grammar wrongs of the world as she encounters them. She reads only “quality literature“ some of which includes Spider-Man comics and the Harry Potter series. 4w
wanderinglynn I loved her idea of “quality literature.” I also approved of the red pen. 👍🏻👍🏻 4w
CogsOfEncouragement Read this with a book club a couple years ago. Truly enjoyed it. 4w
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Dark Harvest | Norman Partridge
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Pumpkins @4thhouseontheleft

Overall, I was reminded of “The Lottery“ and The Hunger Games. A weird blend of the two, yet effective in its examination of conformity and apathy, especially in small town cultures. Or, one could read it simply as a fast-paced, somewhat gory #Halloween tale about kids paying for the sins of their fathers... depending on how you interpret the reasons for the ritual.

#Read2014

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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Mask @4thhouseontheleft

Haunting my nightmares since 1989

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The Devil in Silver | Victor LaValle
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge @4thhouseontheleft

Went with a book on my TBR with an #OrangeandBlack cover

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Mongrels: A Novel | Stephen Graham Jones
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #FullMoon @4thhouseontheleft

A coming-of-age tale with #werewolves. Hooked me from the 1st sentence: “My grandfather used to tell me he was a werewolf.“

Their dysfunctional family was messed up, sure, but man, there was a lot of heart. Also, an interesting mix of new and old folklore surrounding these werewolves. The whole story had a freshness I've missed in horror recently.

#Read2016

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Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #AutumnLeaves 🎃 @4thhouseontheleft

A tree with pumpkins for leaves. Love the cover art on this one! And it's a good story too.

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House of Illusions | Ruby Jean Jensen
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #ScaryClown @4thhouseontheleft

RE: clown above is from Hell House LLC, a big surprise for me when I first watched it last October. At the beginning I was like, meh, this is gonna be a typical horror mockumentary. Oh how wrong I was.

If you're looking to read a book with scary clowns this #Halloween, I highly recommend House of Illusions by Ruby Jean Jensen.

flying_monkeys Jensen explores a world with which most of us are familiar - a carnival - using characters with whom we can all identify, and knows which “fear“ button she wants to push and just when to push it. If clowns don't frighten you, then 90% of this book will fall flat. However, if the mere description of a clown sends chills down your spine, then you should read this ... during the day. 1mo
4thhouseontheleft That pic really, really creeps me out! 🤡😵 (edited) 1mo
flying_monkeys @4thhouseontheleft and there are other clowns in that movie too, even creepier, if you can imagine that. 😨 (edited) 1mo
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #HalloweenMovie #TrickRTreat @4thhouseontheleft

One of THE best #Halloween movies. Ever!! Great twists on classic tropes, my favorite of which was Little Red Riding Hood.

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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Creepy @4thhouseontheleft

Probably one of the creepiest (onscreen) characters in recent memory. In case you aren't familiar with the tooth monster **shivers** check out Channel Zero: Candle Cove, if you dare.

readingjedi Pass the bleach, my eyes need to unsee that 😱😱😱 1mo
VioletBramble Eww. Why are teeth so creepy? I watched a show, Frequency, where things on Earth started to mutate. The creepiest mutation was the plants growing human teeth. 1mo
flying_monkeys @VioletBramble 😨 that sounds downright horrifying 1mo
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offline yesterday so here's my catch-up post for #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Murder @4thhouseontheleft

When I think of “murder“ I think of serial killers. And the first (fictional) serial killer that comes to mind is everyone's favorite cannibal: Hannibal Lecter. This scene, from The Silence of the Lambs, is one of the most brutal murder scenes. #NeverTurnYourBackonaCannibal even the polite ones.

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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #BlackCat @4thhouseontheleft

This is my Isabella, in one of her favorite spots: inside a bag. Though, she did prefer plastic to canvas. Yeah, she was not an eco-friendly kitty.

I had to say good-bye to her in 2016, but she's still one of the best cats I've ever known. And I'm convinced she never realized she was, in fact, a cat.

#CatsofLitsy #Isabella

4thhouseontheleft My calico is named Isabel! She also likes to hid out in bags. 😻 1mo
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #UrbanLegend @4thhouseontheleft

I love urban legends! And one of my favorite episodes of Supernatural, “Bloody Mary,“ (S1, E5) is also one of the scariest IMHO. Plus, Sam and Dean go to Toledo, Ohio to investigate. I tried to grab a screenshot that wasn't too gruesome -- lots of blood in this episode.

#BloodyMary #DontSayHerName

4thhouseontheleft Oohh, great pick for this prompt! 1mo
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While I was familiar with several ghosts included: The Bell Witch, The Whaley House, The Winchester House (highlighted above), I was pleasantly surprised by the number of haunts I hadn't heard of, or at least don't remember hearing before now. Though, I was *not* surprised by the problematic bits - it was written in 1967 after all, but one always hopes...

#ghost #ghoststories

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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #TarotReading @4thhouseontheleft

First thing that comes to mind is one of my favorite episodes of The X-Files, “Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose,“ (S3, E4) which is all about psychics, fortune-telling, fate and destiny. I grabbed a pic from the scene with the tarot reader. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0751092/

4thhouseontheleft 🔮 🙌🏽💜 1mo
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Haunting | Ruby Jean Jensen
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Ghost @4thhouseontheleft

This one's on my #SpookyTBR and it's by one of my fave horror mavens, Ruby Jean Jensen.

Side note: Don't know why it's in Litsy as “Haunting“ when the title is The Haunting https://www.rubyjeanjensen.com/ruby-jeans-books/the-haunting-first-published-199...

4thhouseontheleft That's definitely a spooky cover! 1mo
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #SpookyTBR @4thhouseontheleft

My biggest goal for spooky reads this month is to read more owned books than borrowed books. So far, of the 13 I plan to read, only 3 are from the library.

madamereadsalot1 Already Dead is so good! 1mo
flying_monkeys @madamereadsalot1 good to know 😀 The only other Huston I've read is 1mo
madamereadsalot1 @flying_monkeys I love that one too! I read Sleepless as well and that one was phenomenal! 1mo
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#SeptemberWrapUp #SeptemberReads #SeptemberStats

Total: 13
Female Author: 11
POC Author: 3
Non Fiction: 2
#LitsyAtoZ 2 (22/26 done)
2019 Reading 76/52

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Gonna see if I can get 2 bingos this time 🤞

#BookishBingo for October 2019: http://bit.ly/2muGjG0

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BINGO 🤓

(This was my first time playing)

#BookishBingo for September 2019: http://bit.ly/2ZrKCnL

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
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A Dream So Dark | L.L. McKinney
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Today‘s library #bookhaul 🤓📚🥳

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1. Very well. 72/52 for annual; 22/26 for Litsy A to Z
2. I‘ve seen Jason Momoa in person, complete with man bun and pink t-shirt, and a smile that I swear to gawd rivals the sun. 😊
3. Rock, but I love most music, except country music
4. January, when I quit corporate world and started working for myself, 15 years ago
5. 🥳 🙌

#friyayintro @howjessreads

howjessreads What a nice anniversary! 1mo
Bklover 2. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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The Twisted Ones | T. Kingfisher
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The author described it as “The Blair Witch Project meets The Andy Griffith Show“... GR giveaway described it as “True Detective meets Sharp Objects“... 👀🤯

Uh, yes please!! Sounds perfect for my fall and #Halloween reading.

Releases on October 1, 2019

#newrelease #newreleases #gothic #horror

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The Manse | Lisa W. Cantrell
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For Day 7 of #7days7covers #CoverCrush I'm going old school with The Manse 🎃

Oh, and if anyone watched Hell House LLC and wants to read something with similar kinda atmosphere, setting, frights, then check out this 80s horror paperback classic. It won a Stoker for good reason.

Designed/created by Bob Eggleton (I think he painted this actually)

#Halloween #HauntedHouse

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The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales | Dominik Parisien, Navah Wolfe
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#7days7covers #CoverCrush Day 6

Designed/created by Benjamin Carré

I love to run my hand over this cover and imagine standing in front of that door.

Nute Awesome cover design! 2mo
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#bookmail #bookhaul #impulsebuy

I must say, a quick glance at the TOC has me dismayed by the low number of women included in these 2 collections. 😒 I‘ll reserve judgment for after I take a closer look.

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1. Only 1
2. Mountains in fall; coast in summer
3. Matamata, New Zealand
4. Hogwarts

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Wild Beauty | Anna-Marie McLemore
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#7days7covers #CoverCrush Day 5

Designed/created by https://www.instagram.com/dmazzelladibosco/?hl=en

To be fair, ALL of Anna-Marie McLemore's covers are BEAUTIFUL, but this one's my favorite, as of September 2019. 🤓

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🌸🌼 2mo
Andrew65 Great choice! 👏👏👏🙌😊 2mo
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