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It | Stephen King
A landmark in American literature (Chicago Sun-Times)Stephen Kings #1 national bestseller about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagersan evil without a name: It.Welcome to Derry, Maine. Its a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the citys children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derrys sewers. Readers of Stephen King know that Derry, Maine, is a place with a deep, dark hold on the author. It reappears in many of his books, including Bag of Bones, Hearts in Atlantis, and 11/22/63. But it all starts with It. Stephen Kings most mature work (St. Petersburg Times), It will overwhelm you to be read in a well-lit room only (Los Angeles Times).
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Tianarose
It | Stephen King
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I have not read many chunksters this year so I‘m diving into “It”

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
It | Stephen King
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🥁 🤡

Sleepswithbooks 😅😅 4w
Patchshank Haha. Love it 😅 4w
Cathythoughts 👍🏻 😳🤡 4w
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misslucyirene
It | Stephen King
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Reading a bit of the master while I‘m in isolation…
I‘ve definitely had the same thought as Bill Denbrough during class…

tpixie Hope you feel well soon! That book will keep you busy! 1mo
Nute Welcome back to Litsy! It‘s good to see you posting again.🙂 1mo
Jobridge As an English major I‘ve had that thought SO many times. Class discussions got a bit ridiculous sometimes. 1mo
misslucyirene @Jobridge Completely. It made me feel very dumb and frustrated, but I still loved it! I‘m even thinking of changing my major to English! 4w
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vivastory
It | Stephen King
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Interesting...🎈

Addison_Reads I saw this earlier. I'm not sure how I feel about it. I'm sure I'll still watch it though. 😁 2mo
KathyWheeler I have mixed feelings, but I‘ll definitely watch it. 2mo
vivastory @Addison_Reads Yeah, I think that in the right hands it could be brilliant. The adaptation of The Outsider a few years ago was one of the best recent King adaptations IMO, but I also wish they were adapting something else. 2mo
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vivastory @KathyWheeler It'll be interesting to see who the director & cast will be. I'm sure I'll watch. 2mo
AmyG I will watch it. HBO airs great shows and movies (as a rule). High hopes. (edited) 2mo
vivastory @AmyG I agree. I think that their standard is high. 2mo
Branwen Hmmmm! 🤔 I'm cautiously optimistic! 😁 2mo
Zoes_Human Ooooooo, there is a lot of amazing history that's really just touched on in the book. Lots of room for this to happen. 2mo
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braddsibbersen
It | Stephen King

A "Something Wicked This Way Comes" post reminded me how much I like "kids on bikes vs. supernatural evil" books. I've read "It", of course, "Summer of Night", "Boy's Life", "Shadowshow" by Brad Strickland, and Thomas Tessier's "Phantom". I'm also familiar with (but haven't read) Brain Keene's "Ghoul". Anyone know of any more I can add to this list?

#it #summerofnight #strangerthings

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SusanLee
It | Stephen King
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A book I‘ll never read but I can only think of this for #fair #savvysettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Well done 👍🏼 🤡 😱 (edited) 2mo
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vivastory
It | Stephen King
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TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 2mo
Avocado26 1)Haven 2mo
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Branwen Right to the point! 😂🤣 2mo
vivastory @Branwen It's the shortest one I've ever done 😂 2mo
Branwen @vivastory And it's perfect! 😁👍 2mo
Megabooks Lol!! 😂😂😂 2mo
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Overbookd
It. Movie Tie-In | Stephen King
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Pickpick

My all-time favorite Stephen King book, forever. My heart was taken by Pennywise a long time ago and Bill Skarsgard reignited the flame in 2017.

I read this book as a child and despite my efforts to be anything but a scaredy cat, I remember putting the book in the freezer each time I closed the book for the day.

This book is absolutely horrifying in the best way. King is a G.O.A.T and I appreciate whatever goes on in his attic.

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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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Bookwormjillk What a cool map! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love maps in books! 📚 2mo
Eggs Perfect 🗺 2mo
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BkClubCare
It | Stephen King
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#WondrousWednesday
1. Stephen King - though, I haven‘t read many lately. I've only read 3 in the last 5 years. I enjoy reading King with a buddy... Any upcoming Kingalongs? (Lately, you might think I've been on an Ann Patchett streak.)
2. Walking! With an audiobook. 😁
3. It‘s been a few years since I‘ve participated in a readathon; usually as a cheerleader, when I do. 🎉
@Eggs

Eggs Thanks for your thoughtful responses 🙌🏻📚👍🏼 3mo
BkClubCare @Eggs - thank you for the inspiration 🌸🦋💗 3mo
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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
Thanks for the tag @EadieB

1. It by Stephen King
2. If I put off a book it depends mostly by the book itself. Maybe I'm not in the right mood to read that story, but it doesn't depend by its number of pages

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😀 4mo
RaeLovesToRead I thought mine was IT too, but it's a close one with so many Sanderson books! 4mo
EadieB You're welcome! Thanks for playing! 4mo
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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs
Tagged by @TheNeverendingTBR 😊😘

1. I use a lot Litsy and Goodreads
2. 150 books 😱 I'm crazy and I will definitely fail on this!
3. Tagged one 🤟🏻

TheNeverendingTBR I'm addicted to Goodreads right now 😂 I'm sure you'll smash your reading goals, throw in some graphic novels and you'll be good. I'm also glad you enjoyed IT by Stephen King, it's so good! 😘 4mo
Ast_Arslan @TheNeverendingTBR thanks! I will do my best to smash my goal 😂 IT is such a good one! I loved it! 4mo
Eggs You can do it!!!! Audiobooks 🤓🤓 4mo
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jackilynn
It | Stephen King
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Got this shirt (as well as a pretty cool tumbler with many of the same characters & a horror themed trivial pursuit game) as a gift at Christmas and my sister's boyfriend asked "Not sure if you guys are celebrating Christmas or Halloween?" So what if we like horror movies & books, is that wrong? ?‍♀️?‍♀️??

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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
Tagged by @Eggs

1. Definetely the tagged one ❤
2. A friend of mine is pregnant and so I will become a aunt and I really can't wait! That little bean will receive a lot of books in the future 🤩 The mother totally agree with me 😂

Eggs 🤍💛🤍 5mo
TheSpineView Congrats on being an aunt! Thanks for playing! 5mo
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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs
#Wishes&Blessings

22. #Silver

Silver the bike directly from IT 🤣

Eggs Great and clever choice 🚴 5mo
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It | Stephen King
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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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I'm taking a lil break... only 100 pages left to the end 🤟🏻❤❤

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miabaker
It | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Definitely the best Stephen King book i‘ve read so far. It had the most descriptive horror/gore scenes that really painted a picture, but also realistic and in-depth characters that sometimes it feels like you‘re reading about yourself. It was slightly mature at some points, but it really contributed to the story.

MrsBabki Impressive reading stamina! I‘m too chicken! 6mo
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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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When you finally reach this part and you must go to work 😭

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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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I will join this new #readathon by @Andrew65 that starts today!
#NovelNovember

My goal this time is just one: to finish It.
I missed 525 pages to the end and even it will be a super busy week I will to my best to hit the goal 🤟🏻

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 6mo
Ast_Arslan @Andrew65 thank you! 6mo
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Billie84
It | Stephen King

“Your hair is winter fire,
January embers.
My heart burns there, too.”

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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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So true 😅

Bookwomble 😄 6mo
ShyBookOwl 🤣 6mo
BiblioLitten 🤣🤣 6mo
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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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Finally starting part 3 🤩
I'm so excited! 🤩

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AmyG
It | Stephen King
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One last Happy Halloween.

🎈

sharread 🤯😳🎃👻 7mo
Leftcoastzen Wow! 😃🎈 7mo
mjdowens Nope. Uh uh. Time to move 7mo
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Jess @mjdowens My thoughts exactly. 7mo
Sleepswithbooks This is frightening!! 7mo
Gissy 😹🖤🖤🖤 7mo
Reggie Yikes!!! 7mo
CampbellTaraL 😂 that's so good though! 7mo
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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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Around 300 pages in! I guess I will read it even on the 31th night after my 15-23 shift 😂
I would be happy to finish it during October, but it sounds a bit unrealistic due to my shift 😂

TheNeverendingTBR How are you liking IT so far? 🤡 7mo
Ast_Arslan @TheNeverendingTBR A lot! I can't wait to finish it and see all the plots come together 🤩🤡🤡 7mo
TheNeverendingTBR @Ast_Arslan It's one of the most atmospheric books I've read 🖤 7mo
Ast_Arslan @TheNeverendingTBR it'so true! I completely agree with you! 7mo
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BarkingMadRun
It | Stephen King
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Parts 3 and 4 going down tonight! #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix @Clwojick @StayCurious

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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

I thanks @TheNeverendingTBR and @persephone1408 for the tag 😉🦇🖤

1. It by King 🤡
2. I will work 👩‍💼
3. My new Moka for making italian coffee ☕

@Mavey ,wanna join?

JazzFeathers Hey, It by King. You're taking Halloween quite seriously 😏 7mo
Ast_Arslan @JazzFeathers 😂 I chose it carefully 🤡🎃 7mo
Eggs Love #3 ☕️ 7mo
Ast_Arslan @Eggs I'm gonna test it right now 🤩🖤 7mo
Eggs @Ast_Arslan I‘ll be right over😄 7mo
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BarkingMadRun
It | Stephen King
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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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Me. Today.
❤❤❤❤

TheNeverendingTBR The best days 🖤 7mo
Ast_Arslan @TheNeverendingTBR totally true! 7mo
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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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Back to the past!
I'm finally starting the 2nd part of the book 🤩

TheNeverendingTBR Hope you're loving it? 7mo
Ast_Arslan @TheNeverendingTBR I'm totally hooked up! I'm having trouble answering you on GR comments' section, idk why 🤷🏻‍♀️ but yes, I'm loving it so far 🤩🤩 7mo
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aperfectmjk
It | Stephen King
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I caught It: Chapter II on TV tonight. I have never seen this one.

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

BkClubCare It‘s one of my favorite audiobooks but I have yet to see any film adaptations. 7mo
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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

1. It by Stephen King
2. Nightmare before Christmas
3. The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell ❤❤

@Mavey @persephone1408 wanna play?

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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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That will be me once I'll be back to It in about 1h 😂
10.35 P.M. in Italy right now and the shift will be in about 30 minutes 😫 I need to reaaaaaaad 😫

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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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Love this quote 😍😍❤❤

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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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Good morning, everybody! ❤

AmyG Enjoy reading Mr. King. 🙌🏻❤️ 7mo
Ast_Arslan @AmyG thank you! I really like it so far 7mo
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Ast_Arslan
It | Stephen King
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As I moved in a total new place, I went to the city's library to register me and I took the tagged book.
I was amazed by the ceilings and the walls, maybe it's an historic palace... idk, but it's beautiful!!

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zurazureen
It | Stephen King
Mehso-so

The two latest movies did justice to the book 🤡

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SomedayAlmost
It | Stephen King
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IT Chapter2- scary AF! One of the few sequel movies that lives up to the original. #horror #scarymovies #TeamSlaughter #Scarathalon2021

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RaeLovesToRead
It | Stephen King

It's strange that even though I had some issues with IT, I feel in the mood for another Stephen King pretty soon... I think it's because I was so immersed.

Any ideas @vivastory @TrishB ?? I've heard Salem's Lot & Misery are pretty good. I've already read The Shining &The Bachman Books.

TrishB Both of those are good choices, Salem‘s Lot is horror, Misery isn‘t. I would also highly recommend Needful Things. 7mo
TrishB Also Dr Sleep as the follow up to The Shining. 7mo
vivastory Salem's Lot is firmly in my top 5 King books. The atmosphere in it is fantastic. Highly recommend. I haven't read Misery yet. Shining is great too. 7mo
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vivastory Oops, I see you read The Shining. I also really like his short stories, esp Night Shift. It has the stories that are the basis for countless adaptations “Children of the Corn,“ the original story for Salem's Lot before it was a novel, “Sometimes they Come Back,“
Trucks“ (which is the basis for one of my fave so bad its good movies of all time: Maximum Overdrive) & the stories that are in “Cat's Eye“
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RaeLovesToRead @TrishB @vivastory Thank you both 😊 Next time I am in Waterstones, I'll pick myself up a copy of Salem's Lot! I don't read many short stories, but I'll give them a look too and I'll have to look up Needful Things (not heard of it before.) I loved The Shining book (I seem to be the only person in the world who hates the film 😅😅) 7mo
vivastory @RaeLovesToRead The movie is one of my favorites, but I know a lot of people really dislike it too 7mo
TrishB Not a lover of the film. 7mo
RaeLovesToRead @vivastory @TrishB Everyone I speak to seems to love it 😄 7mo
DaveGreen7777 You might try “The Talisman”. It‘s more of a dark fantasy novel than horror, so it‘s a bit of a different flavor from him. One of my favorite novels by King (although he did co-write it with another author)! 7mo
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 Ooh, another Stephen King book I haven't heard of! I will have a look 😊 I was supposed to not be buying more fantasy books, haha. I have *ahem* rather a lot still to read 😳 7mo
DaveGreen7777 @RaeLovesToRead Hee hee, I know the feeling, my friend! I‘d need to take a five-year vacation just to finally catch up with all my unread books! 😳 7mo
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 Ah Dave, I'm a locum so theoretically I should be living my best life reading all my books, finishing the novel I'm pretending to write etc etc... where does the time go?! 7mo
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RaeLovesToRead
It | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

Until the last few hundred pages, IT was a cinematic masterpiece of storytelling. The sinister clown antics and malice of Derry were stunningly rendered and brought layers and layers of story to life.

I was expecting it to dovetail to a harmonious conclusion, but unfortunately the ending dragged and dragged. And then it hit a bum note that completed my irritation so thoroughly that I came away with a negative impression of the whole experience.

Soubhiville Unfortunately King‘s endings usually are lacking for me too. 7mo
RaeLovesToRead I could probably have forgiven the tedious ending if King hadn't made the only 11 year old girl have sex with all 6 of her friends in the sewers. And then one of the boys remembers the way out! 7mo
RaeLovesToRead Throughout the whole book she's brutalised and sexualised and then at the end she's like "I know what we need to do! Who's first?" It's so tenderly and earnestly written, it's like King doesn't see a problem with this as a plot point. 7mo
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RaeLovesToRead @Soubhiville I was writing a rant about the ending for Goodreads, but in the end I just copied and pasted my Litsy review. See above for further comment if you have read the book. (Very spoilery if you haven't!) 7mo
Soubhiville I first read this when I was maybe 14 or 15 and absolutely loved it. Except the end, but adult me couldn‘t remember why. I reread it as a early 40‘s adult, and had entirely blocked that scene out of my memory. Wonder why 🙄. 7mo
RaeLovesToRead @Soubhiville Using sex to progress a plot is something I find rather galling. The fact that they were pre-pubescent makes it so much worse!! I stopped reading The Demi-Monde series because every time they got into a sticky situation one of the women would be like "I'll distract the bad guys with my boobs!" ?? 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yes! The kiddie gang bang to save the world ruined it for me. Like WTF, why? Men though, that's why. I can read and get on board with a lot of messed up stuff, but that just didn't even make sense. 7mo
RaeLovesToRead @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I don't mind taboo subjects in books either, but in this case it was just so unnecessary! Beverly was the groups sharpshooter... she should have had a central role in taking down the monster... but nope. And then after the sex one of the boys is like... "ahhhh we should have taken a left back there..." What the actual hell?! ?? 7mo
RaeLovesToRead I initially gave it 3 stars, but I've upped it to 4 because there was still much to admire. Sometimes I just don't know how to rate a book. 7mo
DaveGreen7777 This is exactly how I felt! I was enthralled by the story thru the 1,000 page build-up (other than that really icky moment… WTF King?!?), but the final battle was such a let-down, to the point where it almost felt like parody! Grand finale… more like BLAND finale, am I right?! 🤦🏻‍♂️ (edited) 7mo
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 Oh my days, bland finale.... 🤣🤣🤣 You can't see me, but I am making a face that looks like this ---> 🤨🤨🤨 haha. Which was pretty much the same face I made during THAT scene. 7mo
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 Have you played final fantasy 8??... final boss battle was a little like a Tonberry attack... *shuffle shuffle shuffle* *shuffle shuffle shuffle* *doink* (If you haven't then you won't have the foggiest what I'm on about, sorry!) 😆 7mo
DaveGreen7777 @RaeLovesToRead BWAH-HA-HA!!! I wish I could see the 🤨 look! 😂🤣 I did start FFVIII, but I didn‘t get very far into it, I‘m afraid! 🙈 7mo
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 That game was basically my entire teenage years... this is what I mean... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g7Cx3xQWBuI 7mo
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RaeLovesToRead
It | Stephen King
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I feel the same about the last few hundred pages of IT as I did about Series 8 of Game of Thrones... IT was so close to being a masterpiece and I'm going to have to get my irritation in check before I can give it a fair review.

Traci1 Yeah I still love the book but could have done without some ... things. 7mo
RaeLovesToRead @Traci1 I know 😱😱😱😱 Not sure how to rate it... at the moment I just want to rant about it, but until the last few hundred pages it was brilliant! 7mo
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LokiDokey
It | Stephen King
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My last trip to the thrift store was very productive 😸
#triftfinds

MartinaLove I wish I had that where I live. 7mo
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Morr_Books
It | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Can't believe how quickly I read this chunkster. I'm not a fan of a few scenes toward the end, but I really enjoyed it otherwise. Getting closer to #Bingo .
#AnyWayYouReadathon @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl
#Scarathlon2021 @StayCurious
#spookoween @TheSpineView
#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
#LittenListen @aperfectmjk

TheSpineView Way to go!👍 7mo
Librariana The end got to me, too and I'd like to think it did for a lot of readers. My husband recently finished the book I'll tag and said it definitely felt like a continuation of IT without it being a sequel, per se? I might've gotten it wrong, tho 😁 7mo
Morr_Books @Librariana I'm glad I'm not alone. I definitely see why they cut some of the parts in the book for the 90s miniseries. I hadn't heard of Later, so I added it to my TBR. Thanks! 7mo
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RaeLovesToRead
It | Stephen King
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800 or so pages in and I've gained a reading buddy. Except it looks like she's plotting something 😄

#catsoflitsy #picklescat

DaveGreen7777 A cat plotting something?! 🙀🙀🙀 NEVER! 😹 7mo
LiteraryinLawrence I would say you‘re just paranoid because of the book but you‘re right, clearly up to something. 😋 7mo
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 Not a cat person, Dave? 😄🤣 7mo
RaeLovesToRead @LiteraryinLawrence Haha 😅 and she normally looks so innocent 😄 7mo
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Morr_Books
It | Stephen King
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Day 2 stats for #AnyWayYouReadathon :
I read for an additional 11 hours to add to my first day's 7 hours and read an additional 275 pages. I should be able to finish at least one of the books shown and complete my goals today without a problem.
@kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl
#scarathlon2021 @StayCurious
#spookoween @TheSpineView
#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
#littenlisten @aperfectmjk

Eggbeater Wow! Great job! 👍 7mo
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shortsarahrose
It (Media Tie-In) | Stephen King
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Yes! 👻 🎄 💀
All signed up for #CreepyChristmas swap
More info @teebe

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Sara_Planz
It | Stephen King
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Of course I had to order the IT shoes from Vans.

Leftcoastzen Wow!🎈 7mo
Eggbeater 😍 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Those are awesome. 7mo
BkClubCare Oh, how fun 7mo
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Morr_Books
It | Stephen King
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My week one scare pair is Stephen King's It. I'm still in the middle of reading this chunkster, but I watched the 1990 miniseries today. #screamathon #scarathlon
@4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft 🤡 🎈 Nice! 7mo
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RaeLovesToRead
It | Stephen King
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Time for some light bedtime reading. I'm about a third of the way in and so far the storytelling is great. Only problem is trying to find a comfortable position to hold the book up! It's huge 😄

Traci1 I have that one in paperback but ended up getting it in ebook format because it's just too fat. It was killing my hands. Worth it, though. 🤡 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @Traci1 Haha, I know!!! I keep trying different positions... my poor thumbs 😅😅 8mo
DaveGreen7777 Hee hee, “light bedtime reading”! 😂🤣 Stephen King must own stock in a paper company, that‘s the only reason for all his 1,000+ page books! 😁 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @DaveGreen7777 Ha! At least it's a paperback... when I get to Rhythm of War I've no idea how I'm going to wield it 😄 8mo
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DavidDiamond
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Happy Birthday to Stephen King who apparently is giving all of us a present!

ShyBookOwl Purchased! 8mo
DavidDiamond @ShyBookOwl Me too!👍 8mo
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