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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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If your favorite part of Indiana Jones, & similar movies, is the research into musty & forgotten archives & libraries all over the world then you will love Kostova's book. Like Dan Simmons' The Terror, this reads more like historical fiction tinged with horror elements than a horror novel. This book is an original, erudite & clever take on the vampire legend. I adored it & will definitely reread it at some point.

Tianarose Loved this one! 13h
vivastory Side note: Bottom right photo is of James Barber. A Connecticut farmer who died 200 years ago. Suspected of being a vampire his body was disinterred & dismembered. He was only recently identified through tests. 13h
rachaich This was ace! 12h
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Texreader Excellent review of an excellent book. I‘ve reread it many times. 11h
batsy I've been meaning to read this for many, many years! Glad that you enjoyed it so much. I'm looking forward to tackling it at some point. And your side note!!! 10h
Hufflepuffle I feel like I want to read this immediately after reading your review! 10h
avgeyer Stacked- I'm intrigued!! 8h
Scochrane26 Love this book. I don‘t read horror books, so I guess this is the closest I‘ve gotten to the genre. A friend recommended it a few yrs ago. 7h
TalecArashi @vivastory I recently read an article about the American vampire scare! That was nuts, I don't think I'd ever heard about it before (despite growing up in the northeast) 4h
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The Devourers | Indra Das
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From the description:
On a cool evening in Kolkata, India, beneath a #fullmoon as the whirling rhythms of traveling musicians fill the night, college professor Alok encounters a mysterious stranger with a bizarre confession and an extraordinary story.
Still TBR, I've heard nothing but great things about this one. I'm getting slight Historian vibes from this one & as I predict I'll have a massive book hangover when I finish Kostova's book, I 👇

vivastory will definitely be checking this one out in the following few days. #screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft 1d
StaceyKondla I loved this book! It‘s intense, violent, and graphic, but also full of substance. 1d
Reggie I liked this one!!! It is very dramuh!!! But I really liked it. 10h
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Saturday afternoon
Browsing Litsy when I could read
Waste of time? Hardly

Not creepy, but current mood.
#HalloweenHaiku19

Hooked_on_books Nicely done! 2d
vivastory @Hooked_on_books Thanks! It was fun 😊 1d
LeahBergen Awesome! 👏🏻 21h
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Night Shift | Stephen King
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A fantastic break down of the source materials for the Creepshow revival. The vast majority of the source material is recently published, with the exception of King's "Gray Matter". Since they are based on short stories I'll be reading them before watching the episodes:
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/a-readers-guide-to-shudders-r...

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One of the more realistic Adams paintings. This one is for one of Christie's more deservedly famous, & controversial, books "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd."

Sace Wow! 2d
vivastory @RestlessFickleBookHoarder I'm going to post more Adams cover paintings before the end of the month. Quite a few of them look like psychedelic horror books. 2d
Sace Awesome! I love when people post art! 2d
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Scochrane26 Why is that one controversial? @vivastory 2d
vivastory @Scochrane26 Have you read it? I don't want to spoil it 2d
Scochrane26 @vivastory no, I haven‘t gotten to it. Just started reading Christie a couple of yrs ago but haven‘t read many. Guess I‘ll check that one out soon. 2d
vivastory @Scochrane26 It's one of my favorites, but I definitely recommend not reading about it before you read it 2d
ValerieAndBooks Was his art used to illustrate Christie book covers? I have almost all of her mysteries in PB, but they were read/collected back in the 1980s (with quite a few older because they were used at the time). 2d
vivastory @ValerieAndBooks Yep. He was first commissioned to do the cover for A Murder is Announced. Christie's publisher liked the cover he did for a Fowles book. They liked the cover he did so much that he started designing the Christie paperbacks for 20 years. A lot of the US editions were more straightforward & realistic depictions, but the UK covers are Daliesque. I recommend 2d
ValerieAndBooks His style looks somewhat familiar. I‘ll have to look at my Christie covers! 2d
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🎶You know, some guys just can't hold their arsenic..🎶 (Cell Block Tango)

Still TBR, Harkup's book promises to be a fascinating look at Dame Agatha's preferred method of dispatch, #poison
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LeahBergen Damn! I‘ll have to pick a different one for this post. 😆😆 3d
Moray_Reads I enjoyed Harkup's book on the science in Frankenstein but I haven't read this one
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4thhouseontheleft Yes!! 🧪☠️ 2d
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City of Stairs | Robert Jackson Bennett
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1) Song of Ice & Fire, Dark Tower, Winslow's Cartel trilogy, RJ Bennett's Divine Cities trilogy, Slaughter's Grant County Series, Dublin Murder Squad
2) GoT, Hannibal, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Fringe
3) Only when the Royals are in it
4) Probably Jack Stacks on Sunday
5) He does, almost exclusively nonfiction. He read Mary Roach on my recommendation.
#friyayintro
@howjessreads AKA the Litten formerly known as @jesshowbooks

cariashley The Divine Cities series is criminally underrated!! 3d
vivastory @cariashley Right?! I read the trilogy in 3 days. Once I started I just couldn't stop. 3d
readordierachel I need to rewatch Fringe. Such a fun series. 2d
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Congrats on the milestone @RestlessFickleBookHoarder & what a fun & unique giveaway concept! Like most readers I have a fondness for unusual words & brouhaha has been a personal favorite for years. It always brings me immense pleasure when I have successfully snuck it into a conversation. #giveawaykerfuffle

Sace I like to say it like it's a villain laugh 😂 3d
rohit-sawant Nice one! One of my fav words is Tsujigiri, Japanese for trying out a new samurai sword on a random passer by at night. Much harder to sneak into a conversation. 😆 2d
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Haiku Dance | Cora J Ramos
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One of my favorite Litsy traditions began 2 years ago when longtime Litten, teacher extraoirdinare & fellow reader of the strange & unusual @TobeyTheScavengerMonk started #HalloweenHaiku Posted above is a picture of some examples by his students. Due to his busy schedule I'm reviving it this year with #HalloweenHaiku19 Post a spooky haiku (5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables) & tag me & @TobeyTheScavengerMonk

Sace I'm not creative enough to participate but I'm looking forward to reading what others write. 3d
LeahBergen Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3d
ValerieAndBooks I remember doing this a couple years ago! That was fun @TobeyTheScavengerMonk . Will try to think of a good one for this year 🎃 ! 2d
vivastory @ValerieAndBooks Yes, please post! I'd love to see what you come up with! 2d
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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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The beginning of my current book memorably begins with the narrator recalling a trip taken with her diplomat father into the melancholy Slovenian countryside, surrounded by #AutumnLeaves
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Nebklvr This book is so atmospheric 4d
Hooked_on_books One of my all-time faves! 4d
4thhouseontheleft Great pick! 🍂🍁 3d
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MoonWitch94 It‘s so good. I have yet to finish it, BUT, I love it. 3d
Scochrane26 Love this book! 3d
readordierachel Oh, I like this. 3d
Texreader One of the best books ever 3d
sprainedbrain I adore that book! 🥰 3d
youneverarrived Wow that really takes you there. I‘ve wanted to read this for ages. 8h
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Halloween Treats | Carolyn Haywood
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I received my #AllHallowsreadSwap @Tiffiney ! I can't wait for opening day! 🎃👻
@MaleficentBookDragon

Tiffiney Yay! I‘m glad it arrived safely! 4d
MaleficentBookDragon Yay 🖤🦇👻🎃🦈 3d
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Sace Ok. I have to read this. 4d
Tex2Flo Is the rest of the book as good as this one page? Fully intriguing, if. 4d
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Hooked_on_books Maine! 😆 5d
LeahBergen 😆😆 5d
Aimeesue Ha! Good advice. 4d
diovival LMAO @ upstairs, downstairs 😂 4d
Bookish_Gal I live in the state next to Maine. I can totally agree 3d
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FYI fellow Sager fans, he announced on his Twitter account that his new book, "Home Before Dark", will be released July 2020. I couldn't find any other details.

cassiopia Yay!!!!!! I'm about to listen to The Last Time I Lied on scribd. 5d
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The Pilo Family Circus | Elliott, Will
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Blurbed by Her Royal Majesty of f#$@*d up circuses, Katherine Dunn, Elliott's book is sure to feature a #scaryclown or two. Think I'll add this to my October TBR.
(Image from New Ohio Theater stage adaptation)
@4thhouseontheleft #scarathonphotochallenge

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This tongue-in-cheek guide is next on my TBR. Seth Graheme-Smith is responsible for 💯 accurate historical fiction such as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter & Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. Great movies anytime of the year, but are especially great #HalloweenMovie
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LeahBergen This sounds good. 😆 6d
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The Shuddering | Ania Ahlborn
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Another solid story by Ahlborn. I liked the characters & although a couple could be occasionally obnoxious I couldn't help but rooting for them. Sufficiently unnerving, it does for ski resorts what Jaws did for beaches.

Reggie I was really caught up in the drama of was he gonna pick his pregnant gf or stay with the love of his life. Lol 5d
vivastory @Reggie Same here. I felt like this was the emotionally richest of her books that I have read so far. 5d
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I love this boxset of Gaiman's books, including #Graveyard Book, illustrated by Chris Riddell.
#screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft I also have the Chris Riddell illustrated box set! 🧡🖤🧡🖤 6d
CaseyLea I love Chris Riddell‘s illustrations - The Emperor of Absurdia is a favourite in our household 😊❤️ 6d
Aimeesue Chris Riddell! ❤️❤️❤️ And Gaiman love too, of course, but that goes without saying, doesn't it? ❤️ 6d
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The Shuddering | Ania Ahlborn
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📚Devil Crept In
🎬The Pact, Lake Mungo, Hereditary
🎶 X-files theme song
#manicmonday @joscho

JoScho Thanks for playing 😱🖤😱 7d
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I was slightly apprehensive going in to Reid's book. It's not because of the hype, but rather I felt that this would be mostly about the title character with the supporting cast playing backup for her life story. First, let me say that the hype is entirely justified. Second, I have to point out that while this book is about Daisy & Billy, equally important & interesting are their relationships with other band members, family & friends. 👇

vivastory Yes, this book is about self-determination, but it's also about the friends and family who support us when we need it the most. It's about learning to forgive yourself & not letting past mistakes determine your entire life. I LOVED this book. It has the badassery of a rock anthem & will make you weep like the best power ballads. 1w
Hollie ♥️♥️♥️ great review! 1w
sprainedbrain Great review! I loved this book 😃 1w
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vivastory @Hollie Thanks! 1w
vivastory @sprainedbrain It will definitely be one of my favorites of the year 1w
allureofbeauty I‘d like to read this one. 1w
Reggie I liked this book a lot but I still wanted Billy and Daisy to go the way of Sid and Nancy. Something about TJR is just a little too sanitized for me. Do I wish for someone like Billy‘s wife in my life, sure I do. Nice review! 1w
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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CAMILA: It's not my place to say what happened that day. All I will say is that you show up for your friends on their hardest days. And you hold their hands through the roughest parts. Life is about who is holding your hand and, I think, whose hand you commit to holding.

Reggie I loved Camila despite what I said on your review. Everyone needs someone like her. 1w
Reggie Also Lolol this image but we were all there. 1w
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Sunday afternoon situation

Twainy This is SO good in audio!! Loved it! It was like a rockumentary/interview with the different voices. I hope you enjoy it! 1w
vivastory @Twainy I will have to give it a listen! It's amazing, definitely lives up to the hype! 1w
Aims42 That looks delicious!! Margarita? 1w
vivastory @Aims42 mojito! It was very delicious 1w
Aims42 @vivastory ooo that‘s my favorite mixed drink 😋 Happy Sunday Funday!! 1w
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I'm not often freaked out by horror, but Ania Ahlborn is one of my go to authors when I need a refill of nightmare fuel. The Devil Crept In was my first Ahlborn & it really got under my skin. I Call Upon Thee is included in a collection of two novellas entitled Apart in the Dark. I didn't care much for the The Pretty Ones, the other novella, but I Call is trademark #creepy Ahlborn. It's available on Kindle for just a couple of dollars.

Godpants My library only has a copy of The Devil Crept In, so I have only read that but it was great. 1w
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Detective Stories | Peter Washington
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The beautiful Everyman's Pocket Classics have style, & in this case, #murder to spare. This has an unorthodox arrangement, chronological but beginning with the most recently published & working backwards. From Paretsky to Poe.
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Aimeesue I picked this one up in my favorite used book store a few weeks ago. Really looking forward to it! (edited) 1w
saresmoore Want. 1w
LeahBergen I love these editions, too. ❤️ 1w
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#HorrorCoverCrush Day 7
Cantero's covers are always memorable
Thanks to everyone who joined in & shared their favorite horror covers!

Reggie Very twilight zone adjacent. 1w
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Announcing his credentials on the first page as a lifelong horror fiend, Peter Laws' book has the impassioned defense of a manifesto. This professed love for the frequently maligned genre is well tempered by researched arguments for the varied social & personal benefits it provides. Although largely accepted into mainstream culture, irrational censorship of it is still an issue. Will appeal to horror lovers & with a style reminiscent of Mary 👇

vivastory Roach & Colin Dickey it would interest readers who aren't normally interested in the genre. A big thanks to @monalyisha whose great posts made me stack this one. 1w
monalyisha Hooray! Spread the love! ‘Tis the season! 1w
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batsy 😆 1w
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Entropy in Bloom: Stories | Jeremy Johnson
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Reggie Are the flowers crying? 1w
vivastory @Reggie They are! It looks like it could be eyes hanging down, but it's tears 1w
Hooked_on_books Oh my, that‘s disturbing. 😧 1w
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If It Bleeds | Stephen King
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I had a different idea for today's prompt, but after only moments ago seeing the cover reveal for King's next book, I had no choice but to share.
#blackcat #screamathonphotochallenge
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saresmoore At first, I read that as, “If It Blends” and I thought, “That‘s some pretty dark shit!” Still dark, but not as dark as cats in blenders... 1w
Reggie That cover is creepy!! 1w
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vivastory @Reggie I think it's much more striking than the one for Institute 1w
sharread What's with him and cats? That looks like an awesome book. Thanks for sharing. 👍 1w
Leftcoastzen Did you see it on his Twitter feed? 1w
vivastory @Leftcoastzen I did! His account is one of the few I check regularly. 1w
Leftcoastzen @vivastory I‘m still recovering from watching It part 2 today, nice King cameo. 1w
vivastory @Leftcoastzen I loved IT chapter 2. I'm planning on rewatching in theaters & I never do that. The King cameo was fantastic. Did you catch him on Colbert recently? 1w
Leftcoastzen @vivastory missed that! Will have to find it...I‘m on disc 1 of Mr.Mercedes , couldn‘t see it when it aired, I‘m Kinged up!😂🤡 1w
vivastory @Leftcoastzen There's a memorable King cameo in that as well. 1w
Hooked_on_books Is the man ever not writing?!? It‘s amazing how quickly he produces books and they‘re good! Amazing. 1w
4thhouseontheleft That is such a cool cover! 1w
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Cartel | Don Winslow
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1) One of my favorites of the year.
2) It's casual Friday, so my black book nerd shirt from out of print.
3) Yesterday portable oxygen was finally delivered for one of my individuals. I spent close to 10 hours over the past couple of weeks on the phone & at the doctor's office trying to make this happen.
4) I can't whistle, but I can snap my fingers.
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Ruthiella Congratulations on the portable oxygen score! It‘s a good feeling when efforts are rewarded and things go right at work!😀 1w
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Changeling | Matt Wesolowski
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Wesolowski's book will easily end up on my best of the year list. In the format of a true crime podcast, the latest entry in the Six Stories series, investigates the mysterious disappearance of Alfie Marsden on Christmas Eve 1988. The site of the disappearance is Wentshire Forest Pass, an area that figures prominently in #urbanlegend There were a few scenes that deeply unsettled me & although I had figured out the ending, it was very well done.

RachelAmphlett I really must read this - it‘s been on my Kindle TBR since I heard Matt talking about it at CrimeFest last year! 😱📚📚 2w
4thhouseontheleft Great pick for this prompt! 1w
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Full Throttle | Joe Hill
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My signed copy of Joe Hill's latest arrived today. Hill is an autobuy author & this is my second one signed by him (other is The Fireman). Perfect timing with the release of In The Tall Grass on Netflix this weekend.

LauraJ Nice! 2w
rohit-sawant So cool! 6d
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Seed | Ania Ahlborn
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Novels featuring #tarotreading, like ones with Ouija board & seances, have to be inventive & seriously sinister, otherwise they run the risk of being the cliche that horror fiction is too often dismissed as. "Seed" features a tarot reading scene that definitely qualifies as memorable.
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DGRachel This book STILL creeps me out just thinking about it, even 7 years after I read it. 😱 2w
vivastory @DGRachel Yeah, she definitely knows how to get under my skin. Another one that had a similar effect for me was 2w
4thhouseontheleft Very true. This one sounds seriously creepy. 1w
DGRachel I still haven't been brave enough to try another of her books. I want to, but I'm scared. 😱 1w
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The UK cover for another favorite "Crooked House."

Sace 🖤 2w
Cathythoughts Great cover 👍🏻 2w
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I received the tagged book in the mail today. I bought it several days ago after reading a lithub article about creepy book covers & being struck by several Tom Adams covers for Agatha Christie books. This design, for one of my favorite Christie titles, is based off the actual railway guide when this book takes place.

sprainedbrain That is an incredible cover! 2w
vivastory @sprainedbrain Right?! His Christie covers are pretty remarkable! 2w
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Two people have yet to vote, but with 4 more votes than second place, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne has been voted as the November selection for #NYRBBookClub I'm looking forward to reading this one with my co-host @Leftcoastzen & discussing!

sisilia Yay! I‘m looking forward to the discussion ❤️ 2w
Suet624 Yippee! By the way, i didn‘t want to read a scary story, especially one that involved twins (seeing as I have twins!) so I‘ll be skipping October‘s read. Looking forward to hearing all about it though. 2w
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batsy Whooo! 🎉 2w
sprainedbrain Oh awesome! 2w
Reviewsbylola 🙌🏻🙌🏻🥳🥳 2w
GatheringBooks enjoy the discussion! will be skipping this one again, my deepest apologies. will be more constant by next year as i can read books by male authors by then. 2w
merelybookish Nice! Turns out I already have a copy of this (the New Canadian Library edition) so I'm set! 👍 And @Suet624 I may also skip the October read...because horror freaks me out. 😬 2w
LeahBergen Yayyyy! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 And @Suet624 and @merelybookish - no worries! I think we‘ll all be skipping a few as our wonderful little club carries on. I won‘t be offended! 😆😆 2w
merelybookish @LeahBergen Thank you! Its a perfect October pick. I'm just a big scardy cat. 2w
youneverarrived Looking forward to it 😁 2w
Cathythoughts I‘d like to read this too. The movie was great. Stacked 2w
sisilia @Cathythoughts I want to see the movie! Maggie Smith as Judith 😍 2w
BarbaraBB Thanks for organizing! Looking forward to it! 2w
saresmoore 🙌 I‘m excited! 2w
emilyhaldi Sorry I‘ve been MIA for a few days 😅 but my vote would have been for this book 😉 can‘t wait!! 2w
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It was hard narrowing down a favorite Langan cover. #HorrorCoverCrush Day 4

LeahBergen Crikey 😳 2w
vivastory @LeahBergen Too much? 😄 2w
LeahBergen Naw. All good. 😆😆😆 2w
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MicheleinPhilly What the...??? 2w
Aimeesue Fee fi foe fum! 2w
Hooked_on_books 😯 I don‘t quite have words for this! 2w
Reggie I got this on kindle the other day. I‘m looking forward to it. 2w
vivastory @Reggie I see that it's free with Kindle Unlimited. I'll have to check it out now that I have a membership. I loved The Fisherman. 2w
Reggie Have you read his House of Windows? I loved that one. I liked the Fisherman but for some reason HOW just had me in its grips. 2w
vivastory @Reggie No, it was on my radar though. Just downloaded a Kindle sample. 2w
rohit-sawant Really looking forward to this one. 6d
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LauraJ I think it‘s funny 😈 2w
LeahBergen 😆😆 2w
youneverarrived 😂😂 2w
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rwmg 😂 😂 😂 2w
MariettaSG I would've laughed at this too! 😂 2w
Reggie Lolol 2w
rohit-sawant 🤣🤣 6d
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Ghoster | Jason Arnopp
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Arnopp's "The Last Days of Jack Sparks" was one of the best horror books I read last year. Clever, funny, creepy & inventive. Although he's sporadically released short stories since Last Days, Ghoster, which releases in 3 weeks, is his much anticipated follow up. (Side note: Last Days etc is the only book I've read that felt similar to Head Full of Ghosts. They're like cousins who are also BFF)
#Ghost
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LeahBergen This sounds good! I‘ve never read this author. 2w
allureofbeauty I really want to read this. 2w
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Tinfoil Butterfly: Manuscript to Press | Eric C. Mulder, Rachel Eve Moulton, Emerson College
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BarbaraBB Wow! This one is really great! 2w
LeahBergen Oooo, I‘ve never heard of this one! 2w
vivastory @LeahBergen It's received mixed reviews, but I thought it sounded intriguing 2w
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The Changeling | Victor LaValle
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I have many horror books lined up for October, making it no different from the rest of the year. However there are two books pictured above that have been haunting my TBR for far too long & I'm determined to finally read them by Halloween: The Changeling & The Historian.
#spookytbr
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BarbaraJean The Historian is so good!! 2w
booksandsympathy I love The Historian so much! It's one of my favorite books. 2w
4thhouseontheleft I‘m not sure where I‘ve been, but I just discovered Victor LaValle when browsing the Goodreads horror list yesterday! 2w
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flying_monkeys 💙 The Changeling, and I have yet to read something by Victor LaValle I didn‘t like. He‘s a great storyteller! 2w
sprainedbrain The Historian was such a great experience for me! I listened to it a couple of years ago in the fall, mainly on walks in the woods. So atmospheric and awesome. 😱 2w
Scochrane26 I loved the Historian. 2w
vivastory @BarbaraJean @booksandsympathy @sprainedbrain @Scochrane26 Your love for it is making me look forward to it even more!! 2w
vivastory @4thhouseontheleft I saw that list! I was definitely intrigued by the second annotated Lovecraft he's involved with. 2w
vivastory @flying_monkeys I couldn't agree more! I think every book I've read by him has been a 5 star read for me, except Ballad of Black Tom. And that's just because I wished it was longer! 2w
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Craig Davidson aka Nick Cutter apparently also writes horror under his "real" name. #HorrorCoverCrush Day 2

Bookzombie I did not know they were the same person! 2w
vivastory @Bookzombie I only recently discovered this myself 2w
batsy I was just going to say "this is on my TBR" but remembering the tweet I just posted I'm going to stay silent for awhile ? 2w
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Reggie This one was ok. I still prefer The Troop and The Deep. 2w
vivastory @Reggie Might have to wait a bit then. Is it better than 2w
Reggie @vivastory yes, it‘s more coming of age, it‘s like a lesser A Boy‘s Life populated by scenes from a Stephen King novel. 2w
vivastory @Reggie Thanks! I think I'll wait a bit & add this to my October TBR 2w
Reggie Honestly, what the hell do I know. I read this right before I talked with Jenny on the Reading Envy because I wanted to one “scary” book. I had finished it the night before. And it is ok but I think if you listen to the episode that halfway through I realize I don‘t have the passion for that book that I have for the other two. I almost asked her if we could re-record a 3rd book. There that‘s off my chest. Wheew. 2w
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My #botm October box. I haven't heard of the tagged book, but I'm getting Nicholas Eames vibes, so I'm down for that. Plus I was planning on buying the Chbosky, so may as well pick it up for a great price!

Rachel_nyc I almost picked the tagged book. Will add to my TBR and keep an eye out for your review. 2w
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The Other | Thomas Tryon
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Thanks to @youneverarrived for co-hosting #NYRBBookClub September's selection. Thanks to everyone in the group for a thorough & lively discussion yesterday! I'm looking forward to co-hosting October with one of the first Littens I ever interacted with @LeahBergen I can't wait to see your choices for November @Leftcoastzen !

MicheleinPhilly I will read this one! I‘ve been slacking BIGLY. 2w
GatheringBooks Thanks for this! Unfortunately, I will have to skip this title again because of our #WomenReadWomen2019 theme, but will still follow closely and watch from afar, until the next title. 2w
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saresmoore @MicheleinPhilly (Me too.) I‘m looking forward to this one, though! 2w
MicheleinPhilly @saresmoore I‘ve actually read this one before. It‘s SOOOO good. 2w
batsy Thank you! Can't wait to read this one! It's been TBR for ever so long 😆 2w
Aimeesue Could you add me to the group to be tagged list, if such a thing exists? I'd like to keep reading with y'all, but I know I'll forget if I don't see the posts. Thanks! 2w
Leftcoastzen The pressures on ! 2w
LeahBergen Yessss! I can‘t wait, my long-time Litsy chum! 😘 2w
sprainedbrain Ughhh... this one is still on hold and I‘m getting nervous! 2w
sisilia I‘m a bit scared to read this. Must I put it in the freezer when things go wild? 😅@vivastory @MicheleinPhilly @saresmoore @batsy @Aimeesue @Leftcoastzen @Liz_M @LeahBergen @sprainedbrain 2w
sprainedbrain @sisilia the freezer is always an option! 😂 2w
Leftcoastzen @sisilia 😂Freezer book! I may have to do that!This book has been on my radar for years , glad I have some reading partners for it. 2w
Leftcoastzen @sprainedbrain if you have a little paperback exchange in your town,the old mass market might be sitting there. 2w
sprainedbrain @Leftcoastzen I‘m thinking pretty seriously about doing the Audible free trial and listening to it. 😬 2w
Leftcoastzen @sprainedbrain understand your frustration, I don‘t have audible cuz I don‘t listen enough to make it pay..free trial tempting when you are in a jam. 2w
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Iced coffee with skim milk & sugar free vanilla, my #mondaymorningbeverage My next book peeking over my shoulder.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great photo! 2w
dariazeoli Happy reading! 2w
LeahBergen 😆😆 2w
Reggie Lolol this is awesome!!! 2w
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As the title says, this delightful book is a guide to 45 places around the world with a thriving book culture. It's easy to get lost reading about far flung locations, wether featuring a statue of an itinerant bookseller or filled with stores & stalls providing a #neverendingstory
#RedRoseSeptember flew by! Thanks to @arlenefinnigan & @Cinfhen for a great month!

arlenefinnigan This sounds lovely. Thanks for playing along! 2w
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