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Joined November 2016

Just another writer. Short fiction in The Twisted Book of Shadows and elsewhere rohitsawantfiction.wordpress.com
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Under the Net | Iris Murdoch
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Up next! Pumped to dive into my first Iris Murdoch, another writer I discovered thanks to brainpickings.org
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BarbaraBB I am a fan of hers but this is not her best I think. I‘d recommend 6d
CarolynM I read this one a couple of years ago and enjoyed it, but I'm with @BarbaraBB The Black Prince is my favourite. 5d
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Doctor Sleep: A Novel | Stephen King
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Saw Doctor Sleep a second time earlier today. Stellar adaptation with a whole lot of heart; something, in my opinion, that was missing from the 1980 film which I've always thought of as a great movie but a bad adaptation. I read a tweet describing what Flanagan has accomplished as a feat of cinematic diplomacy, which is a neat way to put it. The way he strung together elements from both books, especially towards the end, while ⬇️

rohit-sawant doffing his hat to Kubrick's visual vocabulary is brilliant. Speaking of hats, still can't get over how terrific and terrifying Rebecca Ferguson was. I want to reread the book at some point just so I can picture her as the character. 1w
vivastory I'm really looking forward to seeing this. I agree about the movie, it's undoubtedly a great movie but having recently read the book I do feel like there are aspects that Kubrick missed out on. 1w
rohit-sawant @vivastory You are in for such a treat! Can't wait to hear what you think and talk spoilers. 😁 1w
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LibrarianRyan Seeing it in 30 min. 1w
rohit-sawant @LibrarianRyan Hope you enjoy it! 1w
vivastory I just returned from seeing this & I'm still trying to collect my thoughts. I read The Shining & Dr Sleep back to back around Halloween this year. I thought The Shining was one of the most terrifying books I've ever read. However, I felt like some of what King was attempting in Dr Sleep was better handled in the Bill Hodges trilogy. I didn't dislike it (I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads) but it's my least favorite SK I've read pub since '00. So, 👇 3d
vivastory the film adaptation. Mike Flanagan is without a doubt one of the greatest living SK adapters. No question about it. His ability to remain faithful to the source material (when it makes sense for the movie) is admirable. I really hate to say it, but Flanagan's ending of Dr Sleep is better than the book imo. It's strange that he rectified the liberty that Kubrick took with his adaptation by burning down the overlook & then took one of his own 3d
rohit-sawant @vivastory Just caught up on your review of Doctor Sleep! So well put, as always 🙌🏼 The parallel to Mr Mercedes never crossed my mind. That's a terrific point. I'd loved it at the time but I'm wondering how I'd feel post a reread now with the Bill Hodges Trilogy in the front of my mind. And cool that you read them back to back. I'd done likewise when DS had hit the shelves. Haha, so true about what you said regarding taking liberties. 1d
rohit-sawant @vivastory The film's ending definitely struck me as more punchy, visceral and clean. I love the way ghost Jack Torrance makes a brief appearance in the book towards the end and was hoping for something similar in the movie but I'm very happy with direction he went in, depicting him as the new Lloyd instead and having Danny share that moment with his mom in the boiler room. That, especially in the film's universe, made a lot more sense. 1d
rohit-sawant King ought to have Flanagan on retainer for all future adaptations 😄 MK is such a master at unfurling the heart of a story and balancing it with the creepy stuff. 1d
vivastory @rohit-sawant I know that King said that Flanagan would be adapting more work in the future. It seems like I read he might be doing the Salem's Lot adaptation (or maybe that's wishful thinking) 1d
rohit-sawant @vivastory Oh, that would be awesome! 1d
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The Institute | Stephen King
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This quote sums everything about the book. Terrific, heart-wrenching story of children with psychic abilities taking a stand against the forces that kidnapped them. It's also more than that. One of my favorite Indian comics whose sets often focus on political commentary said how a politician he encountered told him to 'stick to comedy and leave the politics to us,' ⬇️

rohit-sawant and he retorted that he had but then *they* engaged in comedy (Sounds a lot funnier in Hindi 😄), and it's sort of similar in the present case, in that you have real life horrors competing with the fictional ones King crafted in The Institute during the writing of it and the resulting verisimilitude borders on a blood-boiling realism. 2w
rohit-sawant But amidst all the bleakness is warmth and friendship and courage. The bond between the kids was very much reminiscent of IT. The ending was sublime, emotional charged to a spark-spitting degree with that SK cocktail of terror, exhilaration, wonder and love, and some profound remarks, simply said. 2w
BarbaraBB Fab review. I‘m no fan of SK and promised myself no more SK after The Outsider but I must say I‘m tempted to read this one. 2w
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batsy Splendid review! 🖤 2w
CarolynM I agree with @BarbaraBB about SK but if anyone could persuade me to try him again it would be you, Rohit🙂 Hope all is well in your world. 2w
readordierachel Fantastic review, Rohit! 2w
Reggie Wonderful review!!! 2w
rohit-sawant @BarbaraBB @batsy @CarolynM @readordierachel @Reggie Very kind of you all, thanks! 😊 💜 Hope you find this one engaging, Barbara, Carolyn! 🙌🏼 Reggie, can't wait to hear your thoughts on this. A scene towards the end especially has so much heart (and heartache) and I thought about how you'll dig it. 2w
Suet624 What a wonderful quote from Joe Hill. He‘s absolutely right. 3d
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Bookmail! Both have been high up on my TBR and hope to crack them open soon.

Cathythoughts These both sound great! And lovely looking books too ❤️👍 2w
TrishB The tagged one sounds really interesting! Stacked. 2w
batsy Nice! The Lonely City has been on my radar for awhile! 2w
rohit-sawant @Cathythoughts @TrishB @batsy The JCO one has been long overdue and will be picking it up next. I first heard about The Lonely City in a newsletter by brainpickings.org and was blown away by the excerpts. Check it out here!
https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/07/11/the-lonely-city-olivia-laing/
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Leftcoastzen ❤️❤️❤️for the Lonely City! 2w
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The Dark Tower | Stephen King
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1. November 2016
2. Joined after seeing a Twitter post by the awesome @OutlandishLit
3. More. And it introduced me to books I otherwise might've been unaware of.
4. Love reading across genres but I have a soft spot for horror & suspense. Recent faves I've been meaning to read more of: A.C. Wise, John Langan, Sarah Lotz, Priya Sharma
5. @vivastory @LeahBergen @batsy @Reggie @Cinfhen @Centique @readordierachel @TrishB @DGRachel @ohyeahthatgirl

rohit-sawant I literally don't have anyone in my immediate circle to geek out with over books and random bookish things so being a part of the awesomeness that's Litsy was like finding my Ka-Tet. 4w
DGRachel 💖💖 4w
rohit-sawant A little late for #WondrousWednesday, but it was fun doing this, @Eggs! 4w
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Cinfhen Thanks for the shoutout ♥️It‘s nice to see how far back we go!!! 4w
LeahBergen 😘😘😘 Thanks, friend! 4w
vivastory Yes, Ka-Tet! Thanks for the tag 👍😊 4w
readordierachel 🤗🤗🤗 4w
Cathythoughts No 3 ... me too ! Constant reading sinse Litsy ! Always love to see your posts 4w
Centique Yay! What illustrious company you have included me in thank you! 😘 I didn‘t have other bookish people in my real life either. I have met a couple of readers now but all they have to say about a book is “that was good”. I would still be #lostwithoutLitsy 4w
Eggs Thanks for playing👋🏻💕🤗👏🏻 Hope all is well with you! 4w
batsy Thanks for the shoutout, Rohit! I agree so much about the Litsy bookish community 💕 3w
rohit-sawant @DGRachel @Cinfhen @LeahBergen @vivastory @readordierachel @Cathythoughts @Centique @Eggs @batsy Here's to many more years of great books and great convos 🙌🏼 😊 💕 3w
rohit-sawant Likewise @Cathythoughts! Glad to have crossed paths with you on Litsy 💜 My pleasure, @Centique! 💜 So true about being #lostwithoutlitsy Engaging with everyone on here is so fun. It's one of the few wholesome corners of the net. 3w
rohit-sawant @Eggs A bit wrapped up due to work but otherwise all right 😊 Hope you're doing great! 💜 3w
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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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"They did not look out their windows. No matter what noises or dreadful possibilities, no matter how awful the unknown, there was an even worse thing: to look the Gorgon in the face."
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LeahBergen I think this was the edition I read as a teenager! 😬 1mo
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The Ballad of Black Tom | Victor LaValle
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One of my faves. This was my first Victor LaValle and made him an autobuy author for me.
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vivastory This was my first LaValle, too. Did you see he wrote the foreword for the new annotated Lovecraft 1mo
rohit-sawant @vivastory Added this one to my wishlist on Amazon just days ago along with the annotated Dracula! 1mo
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The Twisted Book of Shadows | Christopher Golden, James A. Moore
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This awesome anthology includes my short story “Brother Mine” & will be debuting today at the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival! Honored to share the TOC with such a talented bunch. Much gratitude to Christopher Golden, James A. Moore & John McIlveen for putting together the book. It‘ll be out on Oct 14 & will also be available as a limited edition, signed by the contributors & editors. Check out an early review by Michael Patrick Hicks! ⬇️

vivastory That's one hell of a review! Congratulations, friend!! I will be purchasing it this Tuesday. 🎊🎉📚👏🤘 1mo
rohit-sawant @vivastory Thanks so much, Scott! 😀 That's super kind of you to pick up a copy! 💜 1mo
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Reggie Ditto what Scott said. This Halloween is turning into quite a bunch of books of short stories. Congratulations, man. 1mo
readordierachel Very cool! 🎉🎃 1mo
rohit-sawant @Reggie @readordierachel Means a lot, guys! Thank you! 😊 💜 1mo
batsy Congratulations, you! Well done 👏🏽👏🏽 I just read that review and that is high praise indeed 🖤 1mo
rohit-sawant @batsy Thanks so much, Suba! 😊 💜 So blown away by Michael's kindness. Still feels surreal sometimes that I'm a part of the book. 1mo
Centique Yay! That‘s an amazing feat 🙌🙌 1mo
rohit-sawant @Centique Thanks so much, Paula! 😀💜 1mo
Chrissyreadit Wow!! I will see if I can get it today! 1mo
rohit-sawant Really appreciate your interest in the book, @Chrissyreadit! 💜 Hope you enjoy it! 😊 1mo
Suet624 😍😍 1mo
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The Institute | Stephen King
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Man, this really made my day. Such a great conversation, insightful and hilarious, and it's heart-warming how proud Stephen King is of Joe.
This meme popped into my head soon as I saw them in a single frame. 😄
Having a blast reading The Institute and so looking forward to Joe Hill's new collection, Full Throttle
https://youtu.be/3UjQPXQ7TKU

vivastory I heard about this event. I'm ecstatic to see it's available on YouTube. Thanks for posting! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for the link. Saving it to watch later. 1mo
Leftcoastzen Oh my gosh, that must have been amazing ! 1mo
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rohit-sawant @vivastory @erzascarletbookgasm @Leftcoastzen My pleasure! Would've *loved* being there in person. Was hoping they'd upload a vid of the event and am pumped that they did so soon. Hope you guys enjoy it too! 1mo
JoScho This is great! I just started Full Throttle this morning and the introduction is titled “Who‘s Your Daddy?” It is awesome. Thanks for sharing 🖤 1mo
rohit-sawant @JoScho SK read a bit from the introduction in the video! Can't wait to check it out. And of course! 😊 1mo
sharread This sounds awesome! Lucky 👍 1mo
rohit-sawant @sharread Wish I could've seen it in person but glad was able to see it all! So glad they shared the vid. 1mo
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The Ritual | Adam Nevill
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#HorrorCoverCrush
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Also one of my #MostAnticipated reads of this year, yet to be added to Litsy's database so tagging another awesome AN book.

Judgemental_Biliophile Has it released yet? I can't seem to find it on Amazon 1mo
LauraJ Great cover! 1mo
rohit-sawant @Mr.RudraSarkar It'll be out on Oct 31. 1mo
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vivastory I haven't read a Nevill novel yet, but his piece is one of my favorites I've read so far in 1mo
rohit-sawant @vivastory I'm kinda drawing a blank on his piece in the antho but really dug his other short stories from his collection. Can't wait to hear your review of Seize the Night. I enjoyed pretty much every story within, especially the John Langan one. 1mo
vivastory The Langan story was phenomenal. Vampire as Lovecraftian cosmic horror?! Yes, please! 1mo
rohit-sawant @vivastory Right? 🙌🏼 Speaking of Lovecraftian cosmic horror and anthos, I have some publishing news I'll be sharing shortly! 😁 I should've posted about it yesterday but I was super weary after work and it slipped my mind. 1mo
vivastory That's very exciting news! Looking forward to your post! 1mo
batsy This movie is on my Netflix list! Just waiting for the right moment (i.e. daytime & courage) to watch it 😂 I should probably read the book first! 1mo
rohit-sawant @batsy The movie is so good! I like to describe it as Blair Witch on crack meets Algernon Blackwood's "The Wendigo." I went into it without knowing it was an adaptation and it's one of few cases where that enhanced my enjoyment of it. A collaborator of Guillermo del Toro has worked on the design and it shows. But it's more than just a scary film and the characters make it shine. Hope you check it out soon! 1mo
batsy You've definitely sold me on it! I just need to parcel out in small doses how much horror I can take 😂 because I'm in the midst of slowly making my way through the French series, Marianne. Have you seen that one? It's brilliant so far and very, very creepy—it's got a gloomy, oppressive atmosphere that really ramps up the terror. 1mo
rohit-sawant @batsy Whoa, that sounds pretty tense and well crafted. Will surely be checking it out. Just read the show's IMdB page and the fact that it has a writer as a central character only adds to my excitement. Dig that subgenre thanks to Stephen King (1408, The Dark Half, It, Bag if Bones) 😄 1mo
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The Institute | Stephen King
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Stoked to finally dive into this!

TrishB I think you‘ll love it 👍🏻 1mo
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A little late but thought I'd join in!
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#HorrorCoverCrush

vivastory Glad you're joining in! 1mo
LeahBergen Oh, I haven‘t seen this cover! 1mo
BarbaraBB Great start! 1mo
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Cross Her Heart: A Novel | Sarah Pinborough
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Current read!

LeahBergen How are you liking it? 2mo
rohit-sawant @LeahBergen Just pages away from finishing it and it's so good! It's a lot darker than I expected and such a page-turner. Love how it explores prejudice, friendship and a lot more. 1mo
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The Shining | Stephen King
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Happy Birthday to my favorite Wordslinger. Like millions, I owe my love of reading and writing and so much more to Uncle Stevie.
Recently read this terrific piece about King‘s work steeling you for the pain the real world can dole out.
https://t.co/pv1awGgKHt?amp=1
Been so long since I had a chance to check in with everyone! Hope you‘re all well and enjoying your reads.
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DivineDiana Welcome back! Missed you! 2mo
TrishB Hi 👋 it‘s my hubby‘s b.day today too, I‘m always a bit jealous he shares it with SK! 2mo
rohit-sawant @DivineDiana Thanks, Diana! 😊 Missed you too! 2mo
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rohit-sawant @TrishB So cool that he shares it with SK 🙌🏼 Happy Birthday to him! 🎉🎂🎉 2mo
Reggie It‘s good to see you, man, hope everything‘s been going good! 2mo
batsy Was wondering about you! It's good to see you 💜 2mo
Cathythoughts Hi Rohit 👋🏻! Hope all is well. There‘s a fab picture of SK on his birthday on Instagram 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Tanisha_A Hello! Hope you are well. Good to see you posting. 🙂 2mo
Rjcteacher Have not read him in quite a while but looking forward to The Institute. 2mo
readordierachel Welcome back! Hope everything is going well. 2mo
rohit-sawant @Reggie @batsy @Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A @readordierachel Thanks, all! 💜 With my schedule a bit less crazy now hoping to carve out more Litsy time 🙌🏼 And Cathy, wasn't King's Molly T-shirt just epic?! 🐶😄 2mo
rohit-sawant @Rjcteacher Can't wait to read The Institute! Reading King always feels like coming home. 2mo
Cathythoughts Epic 👍🏻♥️😁 2mo
Suet624 So nice to see you posting! 1mo
rohit-sawant @Suet624 Thanks, Sue! Hoping to be on here more often. 😊 1mo
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It | Stephen King
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Starting with my reread of IT!🎈Given my schedule, I think it's likely I'll still be reading this when the film is at the tail end of its run in theatres 😄 I've been moved to a morning shift presently so have to leave home at five am and reading in sips when I can. Missing all of you!

Tanisha_A Miss you! Hope all is good at work an in general! 4mo
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BarbaraBB Missing you too! 4mo
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Cathythoughts Love to see your posts 👍🏻♥️enjoy IT 😱 4mo
CouronneDhiver You too! 4mo
rohit-sawant @Tanisha_A @BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts @CouronneDhiver 😊💕 Hoping to be more regular on here soon! 3mo
Suet624 Nice to see you! 3mo
vivastory Glad to see you post! I saw the newest trailer for this yesterday while at the movies & I'm ridiculously excited. I'm also intrigued by the news that King asked them to add a scene... not sure what it was. The next few months will be an embarrassment of riches from the King family with IT part 2, new SK novel, new Joe Hill story collection & Dr Sleep adaptation. 3mo
CarolynM Hi Rohit👋 I've missed seeing you around lately. Hope all is going well for you. 3mo
Suet624 Been thinking of you!! Hope all is well. 2mo
vivastory Rohit! You're sorely missed, my friend! I hope all is well with you. Have you had a chance to catch the new IT? 2mo
Centique Hey Rohit. Expect you‘re super busy and I just hope it‘s all going well. Kia kaha e hoa from New Zealand 💕 2mo
rohit-sawant @CarolynM @Suet624 @vivastory @Centique So thoughtful of you all to drop a line! 💕 Missing you likewise! Sorry for the super late reply. This is probably the most hectic schedule I‘ve had in my adult life, but I‘m beginning to get a hang of it. 2mo
rohit-sawant And yes, Scott! How‘d you like it? I watched it recently. Loved it but not as much as the first one. Bill Hader stole the show for me. They did a terrific job overall translating the second half to film. I do have some minor gripes, mainly to do with the finale, but that‘s just me wishing for icing on my cake. The ending felt more like a Marvel film. It seemed like they held onto Bill Skarsgård‘s bankability to the last moment. 2mo
rohit-sawant I wish ? towards the end had had more in common with the alien from "Arrival" in terms of design as opposed to the humanoid spider. I was waiting for it to go ‘off planet‘ and had a mini laughing fit when my brain went ‘Muschietti you bastard, show me the goddamn turtle!‘ Also I didn‘t buy the eons-old, trans-dimensional serial killer falling prey to schoolyard bullying tactics which is what it felt like. 2mo
rohit-sawant I much prefer King's nuanced use of the power of belief, engendering that odd combination of elation & horror, much like the ending of Bradbury‘s Something Wicked. Man, Interstellar-esque visuals washing over you with Big Bill booming ‘He thrusts his fists against the posts‘ would‘ve been awesome, but I‘m still happy with what we got. On a side note, I‘m not religious but seeing that Stephen King cameo in IMAX was akin to a religious experience 😄 2mo
vivastory I actually liked chapter 2 more than the first one. Although it is mostly from the adults perspective I found the use of flashbacks made it much closer to the book, plus I found there to be a lot more genuinely creepy & bizarre scenes than the first one. I agree about the ending... although the ending of the book might be too epic & strange for a movie. I am super intrigued by the news that Muschietti is not only doing a cut editing the two 👇 2mo
vivastory versions together, but he's planning on filming additional scenes for it. I will watch the hell out of that! I completely agree about the King cameo. Speaking of Marvel, I feel like filmmakers messed up by not including cameos in King adaptations. 2mo
rohit-sawant @vivastory The flashbacks were weaved in brilliantly! It was definitely creepier and weirder than the first in a lot of ways, and I loved the new scene designs. I guess that's true about the ending being too epic and out there for a film... but the space turtle! 😆 🐢 Additional scenes plus a mash up of both versions? *Take my money meme*
And so true about the cameos! How awesome would that have been?
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CarolynM I was just thinking of you yesterday 🙂 Good to know things are still good with you. Hope you get a bit more free time soon. 2mo
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Thanks for the tag, @batsy! Haven't finished my current read yet but it's up there in my #top6reads. I've recently been attending a training program organised by a VFX studio where I'm due to start a new job in some months after clearing the assessment, & as exciting as it is, the travel has been hell, especially with the constant rain, so finding little time to Litsy. Hoping to be more frequent once I've settled into the routine.

rohit-sawant Love this idea @Cinfhen! 🙌🏼 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm What interesting choices! 👍 All the best in starting your new job. 💕 5mo
batsy Some great picks there! 😍 I love that it's a mix of Jane and some horror/thrillers. 😁 And congratulations on the new job opportunity! 🎉🎉 I'm sorry the commute and life in general is hectic at the moment and I hope it smooths over soon. 5mo
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Cathythoughts Seize the Night ! Great title 5mo
CatalinaSimona18 Growing things seems interesting 5mo
rohit-sawant @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy Thanks for the kind words, both! 💕 Reading Sense and Sensibility prompted me to better plan my reading and not just mood read, since my default mood often gravitates towards the spooky 👻 and I miss a lot of terrific books outside the genre. 5mo
rohit-sawant @Cathythoughts Right? It's become one of my favorite anthologies of all time. 5mo
rohit-sawant @FuneralLolita Someone on Twitter aptly described what Tremblay does on the page is equivalent to what Ari Aster, Peele, Benson and Moorhead (and I'd like to add Mike Flanagan to the list) do on the screen. 5mo
Centique Hope things calm down soon, but also - hope the new job is exciting and GOOD 👍🤞💕 5mo
rohit-sawant @Centique Thank you, P! 💜 Just the rain subsiding would cut down some of the hecticness 🤞🏼 It's the studio that has worked on First Man, Nolan's Interstellar and a bunch of other great films so I'm really looking forward! 5mo
Cinfhen Such an eclectic top 6! Love it!!! Good luck with the new job xx 4mo
Tanisha_A Wish you all the good things at your new job! 🎉🎆 4mo
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen @Tanisha_A Thanks so much! 😊💕 4mo
vivastory Hey, Rohit I hope everything is going well for you with your new job. Hope you find time to read & still work on your writing. Your posts are missed. 4mo
rohit-sawant @vivastory Thanks for checking in, Scott! This is probably the first stress-free weekend I've had. A bit drained as they cycle through shifts and I've been assigned to the first one for now so have to leave the house at five am. I'd like to carve out more time to read and write than I'm presently able to, which isn't much, but it's better than nothing. 4mo
rohit-sawant BTW, I received word from the editor that he'll send me edits for the Holmes-Poe piece by the end of the month! Don't know if it means he officially accepted it since that's all he said, but hoping he finds it a good fit. 4mo
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So pumped about starting this!

readordierachel Sounds so good! 5mo
vivastory Will be buying it this weekend! 5mo
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Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.G. Wells Volume 2 | Derrick Belanger, C Edward Davis, Steve Poling
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A while ago, a story of mine appeared in the tagged anthology. For the past ten days I've been consumed with another Sherlock Holmes story for a submission call by the same publisher for a Holmes-Poe inspired anthology. Last night, I finally finished writing the first draft. I doubted I'd be able to since I thought it would be too hard, which it was at times. While it needs a LOT of tinkering, I'm not entirely displeased by the way its shaping up.

rohit-sawant As to whether or not it gets accepted for print is another matter, but I'm glad to have given it a shot.
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vivastory I'm definitely intrigued! When I think of Holmes/Poe I think of Poe's Dupin stories, specifically Murders in the Rue Morgue. It always read to me like a fever dream Holmes story. 5mo
Cathythoughts That‘s brilliant news ... you are living the dream. Well done with the writing. Must look up the tagged book 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 oh great I‘ve just seen the link 👍🏻 (edited) 5mo
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rohit-sawant @Cathythoughts Thank you, Cathy! Appreciate the support. I wish I had a digital copy of the tagged book to share with you, but here's a short excerpt 😊 https://rohitsawantfiction.wordpress.com/sherlock-holmes-adventures-in-the-realm... 5mo
rohit-sawant @vivastory A fever dream Holmes story! So apt. I have the reasoning skills of Christie's Captain Hastings so a Holmes/Dupin mashup would've made my brain smoke from overheating 😄 The story I'm working on is inspired by Poe's William Wilson, one of my fav poetagonists 🙃 5mo
CarolynM The first draft is always the hardest. I'm sure you can knock into shape from here✍👊 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow well done! 👏 will take a look at the links. 👍 5mo
rohit-sawant Thanks, @CarolynM! And true, nothing is more daunting than the blank page. 5mo
rohit-sawant @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you! Hope you like the excerpt. 😊 5mo
Cathythoughts Thanks so much for that link... when I settle down later I will look forward to reading the excerpt 👍🏻♥️ 5mo
JazzFeathers Congratulations!!! Although there's always a lot more work to do, finishing the first draft is always a great releaf. 5mo
tournevis 👏👏👏👏👏 5mo
rohit-sawant @JazzFeathers Thank you! Absolutely, it definitely takes a good chunk of the pressure off. 5mo
rohit-sawant @tournevis 😀 🙌🏼 5mo
DivineDiana Cheers to you for using your talent, no matter what happens! 👏🏻👍🏻🎉 4mo
rohit-sawant That's kind of you to say, @DivineDiana! Thanks! 😊 💕 4mo
Suet624 I‘m so impressed by all that you do. 4mo
rohit-sawant @Suet624 Thanks, Sue! 💜 I'm not half as good as I'd like to be at the things I'm interested in, but I hope to keep learning. 4mo
Suet624 And so you shall. 🌹🌹 4mo
rohit-sawant @Suet624 🙏🏼😊💕 4mo
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Fevre Dream | George R. R. Martin
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Recent bookmail!

vivastory He called this his steampunk novel. Which I think is interesting. I really liked it. 5mo
rohit-sawant @vivastory Oh cool! Just wrapped up his short story collection and really digging his writing. I went in expecting to enjoy the stories, which I did, but I found the prose especially delightful. 5mo
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Meant to share this yesterday but it slipped my mind. Best summary ever. 😂

tournevis Sound right to me! 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Birdsong28 @rubyslippersreads What do you think? 📚📖 5mo
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GripLitGrl 😂😂😂 5mo
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Centique Love it 😂 5mo
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"I couldn‘t believe things had always been so bad. The very fact that they had deteriorated so dramatically was proof that, once upon a time, they must have been very good, because isn‘t that the way these things work? You don‘t go from apathy to anger; if you want to find hate, the surest route‘s love."

Had stacked this long back after reading a post by @Reggie Few pages into this and so blown away.
#CurrentRead

Reggie Yay!!! I hope you like the rest of the book. It gets very Twilight Zone. 5mo
Nute That quote does everything for an immediate interest! 5mo
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Nightflyers and Other Stories | George R. R. Martin
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Starting with this next.

Bklover Looks interesting. Let us know what you think! 5mo
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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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Short version: My favorite book of 2019. A masterpiece.
Not-so-short version: NOS4A2 delivers all the chills and thrills you‘d expect, but it‘s more than a mere thrill-fest. Yes, it‘s about a young woman facing off against a vampiric being she encountered as a kid, but it‘s also about parenting & motherhood, & real world horrors, about people grappling with their flaws, & loss & love. Especially love. ⬇️

rohit-sawant I found the commentary it made on innocence and morality to be profound. Everything from an otherworldly landscape to a bike skidding to a stop is exquisitely written, the weird elements creative and fresh. Ranging from intensely creepy & heart-breaking to cathartic & moving. An overall treat that had me putting off sleep & skipping meals. Vic fuckin‘ McQueen is easily one of my favorite characters of all time. 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great review 👏 5mo
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readordierachel Excellent review! So much fun this book. 5mo
Reggie My favorite part of this book is while the kid is trapped in the wraith he starts channeling all his relatives reminding him he‘s never really alone. 5mo
Reggie Nice review! 5mo
rohit-sawant @readordierachel Thanks! Absolutely. It has more than a single read in it. 5mo
rohit-sawant @Reggie Thanks! And yes! Lot a part that loved I. 😉 5mo
Suet624 You‘re the first person that has enticed me to read this book. I read one of his and was so-so about it so I‘ve avoided any others. Now I may try this one. 5mo
Suet624 @Reggie have you watched Sense 8? Your comment reminds me of how they all are there for each other. I liked that about the show. 5mo
rohit-sawant @Suet624 🙌🏼 Glad it piqued your interest! Hope you find this one more engaging. 5mo
rohit-sawant Also, that sounds great about Sense 8. It's been on my watchlist for a while now. Will get to it soon! 5mo
vivastory I want to like this review ten times! This is one of my favorite books of all time. I just finished the adaptation of Sharp Objects & will be starting NOS4A2 this week. Vic fuckin' McQueen, indeed! 🤘 5mo
Reggie @Suet624 I have not but I‘ll check it out. 5mo
rohit-sawant @vivastory So glad I finally read it! 🙌🏼 This was satisfying on so many levels. I'd love to reread it sometime in the future to appreciate it better. The story had me so hooked, it was like riding through a brilliant landscape and knowing there's much to pause and admire but you're also looking forward to the destination. I'm about three episodes into the adaptation and curious to hear your thoughts on it. Really loving the casting. 5mo
rohit-sawant Also how good was the Sharp Objects adaptation?! They captured the tone so well. 5mo
vivastory @rohit-sawant The Sharp Objects adaptation was pitch perfect. Amy Adams was stellar as always. It was a real delight to see Sophia Lillis as young Camille. Patricia Clarkson's performance as a venomous matriarch nearly rivals that of Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister. Plus, the ending made me laugh out loud with macabre shock & satisfaction. 5mo
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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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Me after reading "My life! For you!"
Loving the various nods.
#ConstantReaders

readordierachel 😆😆 5mo
TheNextBook I need to reread this. I want to before I watch the series. 5mo
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Thanks for the tag, @Eggs! 😊
1. Creepy stuff lover 👻
2. I do most of my reading in the pictured chair with my feet propped up on the bed.
3. Presently drawing a blank. 🤔
4. Anyone who'd like to play!
#WondrousWednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👍🏼 5mo
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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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Being torn between gobbling up a book and savoring it is probably the best sort of indecision. Having a blast reading the tagged book.
Art by Simini Blocker

JennyM 🙌🙌🙌 5mo
Cathythoughts Great stuff! Enjoy 5mo
LeahBergen The best sort of conundrum 👍🏻 5mo
readordierachel Glad you're enjoying it! 5mo
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The Silence | Tim Lebbon
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In The Silence, a family navigates a newly post-apocalyptic landscape, overrun by nightmarish winged creatures who hunt by sound; and terrified and terrifying people. Excellently paced, it takes you from the inciting event to the development of the crisis & societal devolution, in a way that‘s real-timey. What makes it pop from the dreck of disaster stories are the characters. The bond between Ally, a deaf teen, & her dad was the highlight for me.

rohit-sawant On a side note, comparisons to A Quiet Place are inevitable; however, the book was released prior to the film, and while they do share some creative DNA both are solid, unique stories in their own right. 5mo
UnidragonFrag I think they made this into a movie because I watched something that sounds awfully familiar. 5mo
batsy Was just gonna ask you if this was adapted into A Quiet Place 🙃 Great review! 5mo
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rohit-sawant @batsy Thanks! 😁 The book did get a film adaptation recently, which I have yet to watch. You must've seen the Netflix film @UnidragonFrag. How'd you like it? I've heard mixed reviews. 5mo
cobwebmoth I really liked this book. 5mo
readordierachel Nice review! This sounds like a very entertaining read. #stacked 5mo
rohit-sawant @cobwebmoth 🙌🏼 😀 5mo
rohit-sawant @readordierachel Thanks, Rachel! You'll like this one. Hope you check it out soon! 😊 5mo
UnidragonFrag I think that's where I saw it then. It was a few months ago. It was cool at parts, but the end was definitely cheese. Have you seen Sabrina on Netflix? It has the same girl playing the deaf girl in the movie. If you haven't seen Sabrina on Netflix, I highly suggest. 5mo
rohit-sawant @UnidragonFrag Loved both seasons of Sabrina! Excited to see her and Stanley Tucci play the roles of Ally and her dad. Will cross it off the list soon! 5mo
Bklover Reading this now and loving it! 3mo
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McGlue | Ottessa Moshfegh
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@Cinfhen It finally arrived! 🙌🏼 Pumped to check this out seeing all the Litsy love. Really digging the bookmark. Thanks again for sending this my way 😊 💕

Cinfhen Wow!!! That was quick!! I‘m actually shocked how smoothly that went xx enjoy!! Share your thoughts and tag @shawnmooney and @LeahBergen I‘m sure they׳d be just as curious to hear what u think 🤓 5mo
LeahBergen Yes! Let us know what you think when you get to it. 👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs 😊
1. Seize the Night: New Tales of Vampiric Terror
2. Savage Species
3. Tagged book.
4. Trying to be more organized instead of mood reading.
#ThursdaySurvey
@laurenslibrary
A tech meltdown and cold kept me away from Litsy. My computer died for good. Thankfully I‘d backed everything up. Spent yesterday setting up an old laptop and migrating data while sneezing up a storm 😵 The cold has subsided now but still feeling achey

batsy Damn, sorry about your computer. Tech problems are all-consuming :( Hope things improve and you're feeling much better soon! 5mo
BiblioLitten My laptop is giving up on me too! I hope things get better soon. 🤧🕺🏻 5mo
rohit-sawant @batsy Thanks, S! It took up the entirety of my day plus the cold made it worse. I'm glad it's somewhat sorted out for now and that the sneezing fits have stopped! 5mo
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rohit-sawant @BiblioLitten Thank you! Hope your laptop keeps on keeping on!🔋 5mo
Tanisha_A Laptop issues, ugh! 🤕 Feel better soon! 📚 5mo
rohit-sawant @Tanisha_A Such a pain. 😖 Thanks! 5mo
Crazeedi Feel better soon!❤ computers are a pain sometimes! 5mo
rohit-sawant @Crazeedi Thank you! Right? 😓 5mo
Eggs Awww what a day-technology can be so annoying. Feel better soon 🌸 5mo
Nute The worse nightmare...feeling ill at the same time as having computer problems especially those that involve configuring a new platform and moving data. Yuk! Take time to rest. Hope you feel better soon! 5mo
rohit-sawant @Eggs @Nute Appreciate the kind words, you guys! It really has been a nightmare and it's sucking away at my productivity. Feeling relatively better now 😊 5mo
Suet624 I can‘t figure out why I don‘t see your posts for days on end!!! Hopefully all is well now and tour computer issues are behind you. (edited) 5mo
rohit-sawant @Suet624 Thanks for checking in, Sue! 😊 I did unfortunately have another bout of problems with my laptop but it's all fixed now and hopefully stays that way. That and being absorbed with work and my current read kept me away. Looking forward to catch up! 5mo
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Tor.com is offering a bundle download of 4 LGBTQ centric Sci-Fi and Fantasy novellas for free! Featured books include:
The Lamb Will Slaughter The Lion by Margaret Killjoy
Passing Strange by Ellen Klages
A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson
The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang

Follow the link to grab a copy before June 8
https://www.tor.com/2019/06/04/happy-pride-month-download-4-free-lgbtq-sci-fi-fa...

CouronneDhiver Nice discovery 🤓 6mo
BookwormAHN Thanks 👏🏻 6mo
Reggie Thanks for this, man!! 6mo
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readordierachel Awesome! 6mo
rohit-sawant @BookwormAHN @Reggie My pleasure! 😊 5mo
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Slajaunie 😂😂 6mo
BarbaraBB Lol 😂 6mo
Centique This is The Best. Also because I‘m currently reading 6mo
readordierachel Ha! 😆 6mo
rohit-sawant @rubyslippersreads Cool! Wasn't aware, thanks for sharing! 5mo
rohit-sawant @Centique Just clicked on the tagged book and read your (awesome!) review. Alice in Wonderland is a fave and I'd love to read this sometime soon in the future. 5mo
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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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So stoked to finally start with this. I wish I could manage my TBR better and didn't have to rely on the occasional prod from upcoming adaptations.

Cathythoughts Enjoy 😉👍🏻 6mo
Ms_T I really liked this horror. Enjoy! 6mo
PaperbackPirate I feel the same way! Need to find it and read it ASAP! 6mo
rohit-sawant @Cathythoughts @Ms_T About a hundred pages in and already a super Pick! 6mo
rohit-sawant @PaperbackPirate Right? Hope you start with it soon! 6mo
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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Kanae Minato is undoubtedly #BigInJapan, dubbed "The Queen of Iyamisu," a subgenre of mystery that's particularly grim and grisly. Can't wait for more of her works to be translated into English. If you have yet to read her, the tagged book is a great place to start.
#WanderingJune
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen This was great!!! 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed this too. 👍 6mo
BarbaraBB I loved this one and that other one too. 6mo
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Centique This sounds amazing. I can do grim and I THINK I can do grisly...maybe...as long as it‘s dead things 😳🤞 6mo
Centique I‘m still getting over @Reggie post from a year ago or more about the person getting eaten alive 🤢🤢😂😂😂 6mo
rohit-sawant @Centique Hahaha, I think you'll like this though! It's pretty dark but more than that it's such a twisty page-turner with soild characters. I devoured it within two days or so. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on this. 6mo
Reggie @Centique is it weird that I think that coulda been a couple of books. Lol. Also, you were the one who made me read Here Are the Young Men last year. I was traumatized for days! Lol, 😜 6mo
Centique @Reggie ha ha! You‘re right, I‘m incorrigible 😂😂 6mo
Centique @rohit-sawant stacked! 6mo
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This is the story of Bryony Adams; she‘s wonderful, kind, and radiant, and burdened by the prophecy that she will one day be murdered. MMY crafts a unique tone, reminiscent of Bryan Fuller‘s Pushing Daisies, only darker, and it reads like a collaboration between Hans Christian Andersen and Thomas Harris. Peopled with engaging characters, suspenseful, moving, tender and grim, a terrific modern-day fairy tale, beautifully written. All the stars.

GatheringBooks that book cover 🙌🏽 6mo
JoScho Sounds good! Stacked 🖤 6mo
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Dearly Devoted Dexter | Jeff Lindsay
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Loved the show, especially the first four seasons, & I've been wanting to check out the books that inspired them. Someday soon!
#TheMoonSong
Huge thanks to the lovely @Cinfhen for being kind enough to invite me to co-host. 😊 Really appreciate everyone joining in. I had a blast & enjoyed seeing all the wonderful, creative posts for #MayMovieMagic & discovering some great new reads. Thanks also to @EadieB for sharing cool prompt related info. 🙌🏼

EadieB @rohit-sawant Thanks for hosting! It was a blast! 6mo
BarbaraBB Thank you for hosting this month‘s challenge. And Dexter is a favorite of mine as well! 🚤 6mo
Cinfhen It‘s been a real pleasure @rohit-sawant ❤️🎵✌🏽🍿 6mo
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CarolynM Thanks for a fun month of prompts🙂 6mo
batsy Such a fun month! Thank you guys 🎶 6mo
LeahBergen It was a super fun month of prompts! 👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
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Snowblind | Christopher Golden
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#IceDance (Featured in Edward Scissorhands) reminded me of this creepy scene from Snowblind. This was a really enjoyable read.
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gradcat Nice one! Kind of spooky sounding...does it have ghosts? 👍 6mo
rohit-sawant @gradcat Yes! And something more terrifying 😬 What really makes it shine are the characters. 6mo
gradcat What could be more terrifying than ghosts...actually, I can think of lots of things! 😂 6mo
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Cold Hand in Mine | Robert Aickman
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"Uneasy Does It"
The title of this introduction perfectly encapsulates the tone of the stories within this collection by Robert Aickman.
#CurrentlyReading
#Easy (Featured in Baby Driver)

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- It, Stephen King
#TheEnd (Featured in Apocalypse Now)
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Cathythoughts Great picks. I need to read more Sk. Must find the one for me. ....I loved The ones I loved 6mo
rohit-sawant @Cathythoughts Thanks! 💜 And same. I think the last King I read was Gerald's Game, such a solid book, and have Dolores Claiborne queued up next since it ties in to the former. 6mo
Centique Just popping in to talk movies as well - 😋. I LOVED Baby Driver so much. The music! Ansel Elgort! I think I have a thing for gangster ensemble movies. Did you like Seven Psychopaths? 6mo
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rohit-sawant @Centique Baby Driver was such a blast! Ansel Elgort was perfect in that role. What a soundtrack, right?! And that Edgar Wright dynamism! Thanks for bringing up Seven Psychopaths! I remember having to stop halfway cause I had to go somewhere and never got around to resuming it. I absolutely loved what I did watch. Such a quirky, hilarious and brilliant film. Will catch up on it this weekend 🙌🏼 6mo
rohit-sawant @Centique Oh and in case you haven't, check out these awesome film podcasts. Filmstruck, Magnificent Obsessions, both by Alicia Malone, and Maltin on Movies by Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie. I think Edgar Wright was one of the guests too on them both at some point. They have really wonderful guests on. 6mo
Centique @rohit-sawant that‘s a great idea! I haven‘t got a film podcast in my schedule yet - I‘ll try those out 😊 6mo
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Let the Right One In | John Ajvide Lindqvist
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One of the few cases where the book and adaptation are equally good.

I've been down with a cold all day so only just posting now. So tired from sneezing my head off. 🤧
#YouGiveMeSomething (Featured in Made of Honor)
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cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 6mo
JennyM Feel better soon 6mo
batsy Feel better soon! Sneezing *is* exhausting 🤧 6mo
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marleed Oh, get well! 6mo
rohit-sawant @cobwebmoth @JennyM @batsy @marleed Thank you, everyone. 💜 Feeling relatively better now. Glad the excessive sneezing has stopped. Exhausting is right! 6mo
Centique I hope you get some good sleep and recover quickly! 💕🤞 6mo
rohit-sawant @Centique Thanks, P! 😊 Feel so much better now having rested. 💜 6mo
Powered_By_Plants Thank you, Coming to the end of the book and I will definitely be seeking the film 😊 5mo
rohit-sawant @Powered_By_Plants My pleasure, hope you like the adaptation! 5mo
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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"Your lips were made for mine, Beck. You are the reason I have a mouth, a heart."

Last thing you want is for Joe Goldberg to find you bewitching.
#BewitchedBotheredAndBewildered (Featured in Pal Joey)
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Cinfhen Hahahahaha 😂😂 6mo
Tanisha_A I just finished watching this series. And god, how much I hate this man! 6mo
GripLitGrl 😂😂😂 6mo
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Hannibal | Thomas Harris
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🎶I am right, I swear I'm right
Swear I knew it all along🎶

#Vindicated (Featured in Spider-Man 2)
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Cinfhen 😂🙌🏻❣️ 6mo
saresmoore Ah, that song brings back some memories! 6mo
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Make Good Art | Neil Gaiman
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I've been scrambling to meet deadlines on some short story submissions and had a good writing day today, which reminded me of this Neil Gaiman quote. 😊

Cathythoughts Great that you had a good writing day 👍🏻. Delighted for you. Nice post 6mo
RaimeyGallant Congrats! 6mo
batsy Good writing days are the best ❤️ Well done! 6mo
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Reggie Sorry, I didn‘t want to post this where it would spoil anything for anybody but the 2 omg moments were when Archie gets the gun. 😱And then there was the paragraph that I liked a lot about being at Bryson Burgers and I thought as a writer you were just coloring in a bit of Archie‘s life with her friend wonderfully but it‘s a setup to make you feel horrible when you realize Mr. Monroe is the one who gets shot. Omg moment #2 😱. Also, that last👇🏼 1mo
Reggie sentence: I‘m not gonna play cabbie for some star worn bitch. Lol, I wanted to raise my fist in the air or at least high five someone. Great job! 1mo
rohit-sawant @Reggie 🙌🏼 Thanks, man! You have no idea how glad your exuberant response to the story makes me. Writing it was a blast and all I hope for is for anyone reading to have a similar experience. I only have a general idea of where I'm going with a story since I don't outline, but in this case, I didn't even have that and was flying by the seat of my pants from page to page so those were OMG moments for me as well! 1mo
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"You did not have to understand miracles to believe in them, and in fact Mabel had come to suspect the opposite. To believe, perhaps you had to cease looking for explanations and instead hold the little thing in your hands as long as you were able before it slipped like water between your fingers."

Loved reading this one. ❄?❄
#WaitingForAMiracle (Featured in Natural Born Killers)
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Cinfhen Good choice!!!!!!! While I didn‘t love this book it‘s perfect for today‘s prompt ✨✨✨✨✨ 6mo
gradcat Yay! Thanks for posting the movie this song is from!! ❤️ 6mo
readordierachel Love that edition! I need to read this one already. 6mo
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rohit-sawant @Cinfhen Thank you! 😊 6mo
rohit-sawant @gradcat Of course! 💕 6mo
rohit-sawant @readordierachel I think you'll enjoy this! Hope you pick it up soon! 6mo
BiblioLitten Those are great lines! 6mo
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“It has been said that civilization is twenty-four hours and two meals away from barbarism.”
#SoClose (Featrued in Enchanted)

Starting with my reread of Good Omens. This was my first Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett after NG's awesome collection, Fragile Things, and it was such a blast. I've been wanting to revisit this, and what better time with the online premiere of the adaptation so close. Super excited!
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gradcat Great post, & thanks! I‘m having loads of trouble figuring out the movies that these songs are in. So, yay! You helped me out here!! 😂 6mo
rretzler Super excited for the show as well! 6mo
saresmoore Ooh! When is the premier? I want to squeeze in a reread, too. 6mo
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batsy What @saresmoore said! I read this is college ... Definitely time for a re-read! 6mo
rohit-sawant @saresmoore @batsy It'll be out on May 31! 6mo
rohit-sawant @rretzler 🙌🏼 😀 6mo
rohit-sawant @gradcat Of course! And thanks! 😊 6mo
saresmoore Woohoo! 6mo
Moray_Reads So excited (and a little bit apprehensive) about the TV show. Keeping my fingers crossed for something special 6mo
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"Fetch me that flower; the herb I shew'd thee once.
The juice of it on sleeping eye-lids laid
Will make or man or woman madly dote
Upon the next live creature that it sees."

Not exactly the best #OriginOfLove (Featured in Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
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batsy Nice pick!👏🏽👏🏽 We're reading this right now and I'm sad I didn't think of this 😳😂 6mo
Cinfhen Lovely 6mo
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Who's your #1stCartoonCrush? Gail Simone kick-started the hastag on Twitter, and it sounds like a fun idea so sharing it here! Growing up, I crushed hard on Teela and Princess Jasmine 😁💙
#GailSimone

Cinfhen Speed Racer was pretty awesome 🏁❤️ 6mo
merelybookish I do like Nick Wilde in Zootopia. (Because voiced by Jason Bateman. 😉) 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Omg this is fabulous. I had to think, but mine was definitely Tuxedo Mask from the Sailor Moon cartoons. 6mo
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BookwormAHN Probably Keith from the original Voltron back in the 80s 😸 6mo
InBooksILive I always loved Aladdin 😁 6mo
batsy Probably revealing too much of my weird self to Littens, but Lion-O from Thundercats was one of the early ones 🤣 6mo
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen I loved that show! I used to steer a frisbee pretending to be Speed while my cousin played Sparky 😂 6mo
rohit-sawant @merelybookish He was so great in it! 🦊 6mo
rohit-sawant @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sailor Moon is still on my To Watch list! 6mo
rohit-sawant @InBooksILive He's my favorite Disney character! 🙌🏼 6mo
rohit-sawant @batsy Not weird at all! You have company since Cheetara was one of my crushes too 🤣 Also the intro song was so catchy! 6mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Not my first cartoon crush but the one I remember, Jonny Quest. I actually had quite a few cartoon crushes. 6mo
Cinfhen Hehehe😜 steer a frisbee!!! Brilliant 👍🏻😂 6mo
readordierachel I used to have it pretty bad for She-Ra. She was a princess of power after all! 😆 6mo
Centique Good choices. I think mine was probably Bambam from The Flintstones (reruns) when I was about 5. Seems appropriate now when I look at my large blonde husband 😂😂 6mo
rohit-sawant @readordierachel Love She-Ra! Her name really tickled me as a kid since 'sheera' is also the name of a popular dessert where I'm from 😄 5mo
rohit-sawant @Centique Hahaha, such a cool character! Miss Flintstones and all the other Hanna-Barbara shows. And I've likewise found it does have a bearing 😂🤣 5mo
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Psycho | Robert Bloch
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"She was sittin' on a bench, Mama
Thinking up a game to play
Seems I was holding a wrench, Mama
Then my mind just walked away."

- From Leon Payne's delightfully disturbing song sung by by Neil Gaiman with Amanda Palmer playing the ukulele.
Check out the video here!
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#WhereIsMyMind (Featured in Fight Club)
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gradcat Does Neil Gaiman also 🎤 🎶? 😂 6mo
Leniverse Omg! Thank you! 6mo
rohit-sawant @gradcat I wish he did it often! I'm pretty sure he can also secretly talk to cats and knows what different months taste like 😄🧙🏻‍♂️🖤 6mo
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rohit-sawant @Leniverse My pleasure! 🙌🏼 6mo
Cinfhen Cool!!! 6mo
gradcat @rohit-sawant You are so funny, plus you really know how to turn a phrase—well said! And, what can Gaiman NOT do, pray tell?! 😂 6mo
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"Bryony Adams was the type of girl who got murdered."
#TomorrowNeverKnows (Featured in Children of Men)
Kicking myself for not reading this sooner. It's so good!
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mreads Awesome cover 6mo
Cinfhen Sounds interesting and I agree... great cover 😍 6mo
Cathythoughts What a cover 👍🏻♥️ 6mo
rohit-sawant @mreads @Cathythoughts Isn't it? 💜 @Cinfhen It's tone is reminiscent of Bryan Fuller's Pushing Daisies, only darker! Miss that show 6mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh!! Good call!! Pushing Daisies was strange and wonderful 6mo
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A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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#WhenTheLeveeBreaks (Featured in Argo) "I will take what is mine with fire and blood."

There've been mixed reactions to the latest season of GoT, but I've liked pretty much every episode so far. Can't imagine the pressure the creative team must be under to wrap arcs and storylines in the reduced episode count. Uncle Stevie said it best.
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Cathythoughts I only saw the first episodes.. it‘s brilliant... yes Uncle Stevie says it best 👍🏻♥️♥️ 6mo
vivastory I totally agree. I think this is a great final season. Better than other beloved HBO series that had rather disappointing & lackluster season endings (The Wire & Boardwalk Empire both come to mind) 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm liking it all. It's rushed, but still good. (You might want to put a spoiler cover on this post though 😊) 6mo
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Bklover I can‘t wait to see how this all wraps up! 6mo
rohit-sawant @Cathythoughts Isn't it?! 🙌🏼 Loved that he thanked the creative team in his recent tweet. He's such a class act. 💕 6mo
rohit-sawant @vivastory Right? And agree about The Wire (I've yet to see Boardwalk Empire). I'm pretty satisfied with how it's turned out. Marc Bernardin rightly said that this is probably one of the last "water cooler shows" where audiences are on the same page, which grows rare with on-demand streaming, and the global experience it's created is a win in itself. Sure, it was bumpy at times but overall it was a great ride. 6mo
rohit-sawant @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Ha, didn't cross my mind 😄 👍🏼 6mo
rohit-sawant @Bklover I had a hard time sleeping from the anticipation! 6mo
Bklover So what did you think? 6mo
rohit-sawant @Bklover I liked it. Then again, I'm easily pleased 😁 I can see how a majority of the audiences felt that a lot was wanting, but I think no matter how they ended it, pleasing everyone would've been impossible. I do wish we had more episodes to really flesh things out but considering the constraints, it was good. Chuck Wendig made some great points about why it didn't meet his expectations. You'll find it an interesting read, too @vivastory 6mo
Bklover I think I‘m disappointed because it‘s over. I wish there‘d been more time too. Looking forward to seeing what GRRM does in the books (whenever they come out!). 6mo
Bklover Loved the article- I like the statement that it just stopped rather than ended. 6mo
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“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”

No detail, however little, escapes the observation of Sherlock Holmes.
#LittlestThings (Featured in Love, Rosie)
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tournevis My favourite Sherlock! 6mo
Cinfhen Clever!!!! 6mo
batsy Good one! 6mo
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JazzFeathers I'm listening to this and l'm really enjoying it. 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Nice one! 👍 6mo
rohit-sawant @tournevis Same! 🙌🏼 6mo
tournevis @rohit-sawant Sign of Four is good (and an endictment of colonialism) but Baskevilles, hot damn, what a plot! 6mo
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The Stand | Stephen King
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"He looked at the shiny puddles of gasoline. He took a package of paper matches from his breast pocket and looked at them, guilty and fascinated and excited."

Donald Merwin Elbert, aka the Trashcan Man, (one of my fave King characters) is #HookedOnAFeeling (Featured in Reservoir Dogs) when it comes to setting things on fire.
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GatheringBooks oooh! i have the graphic novel adaptation, too! cannot wait to dig into it. 6mo
Cinfhen ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
gradcat Omigod! That reminds me of our very own @Trashcanman who I haven‘t seen around here lately...have any of you heard from him? 6mo
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