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The Bird Eater
The Bird Eater | Ania Ahlborn
Twenty years ago, the mysterious death of his aunt left Aaron Holbrook orphaned and alone. He abandoned his rural Arkansas hometown vowing never to return, until his seven-year-old son died in an accident, plunging Aaron into a nightmare of addiction and grief. Desperate to reclaim a piece of himself, he returns to the hills of his childhood, to Holbrook House, where he hopes to find peace among the memories of his youth. But solace doesn t come easy. Someone or something has other plans. Like Aaron, Holbrook House is but a shell of what it once was, a target for vandals and ghost hunters who have nicknamed it the devil s den. Aaron doesn t believe in the paranormal at least, not until a strange boy begins following him wherever he goes. Plagued by violent dreams and disturbing visions, Aaron begins to wonder if he s losing his mind. But a festering darkness lurks at the heart of Holbrook House a darkness that grins from within the shadows, delighting in Aaron s sorrow, biding its time."
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JoScho
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I got my #lmpbc book Crystal!

collegecatlady I hope you enjoy it! 4d
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collegecatlady
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Mehso-so

Sadly, this book was very underwhelming for me. It took me nearly three weeks to read it because it really dragged. There were moments of creepiness and interesting concepts, but this just didn‘t do it for me. I hope you all like this one more than I did, but it was a 3 star read for me. #lmpbc

JoScho Three stars is solid. 2w
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collegecatlady
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#Jojen really doesn‘t want me to pay attention to my #lmpbc book

#catsoflitsy

LeahBergen The Bird Eater! 😂😂😂 1mo
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collegecatlady
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These are my top choices for our next round of #horror #lmpbc, you guys! Let me know if any of them sound more interesting than others. I‘ll tag the other three in the comments for you to browse.

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Marmie7 Ooohh!! Bird Eater please😀I haven't read any of these, though I own Kill Creek. 1mo
Chrissyreadit @collegecatlady I think we have opposite reading styles! My idea of horror is more Amytyville or killer mermaids. Just jumping into conversation based on your titles... 1mo
JoScho I have read Kill Creek but am open to all the others. Bird Eater has been on my TBR for a while. 1mo
Mynameisacolour I'm good with Bird Eater, it's been on my TBR too. 1mo
collegecatlady @Chrissyreadit Those are definitely horror to me as well! These choices just happened to be the ones at the top of my TBR currently. 1mo
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Djspens
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Pickpick

Well this was super creepy and gross... loved it!! I love Ania Ahlborn and her disturbing, creepy writing! Brother is still my favorite of hers but this ranks right up there. I will never look at birds the same....

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Djspens
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My favorite author in my favorite reading spot! #sullyssaloon #grandkidsaresleeping

Crazeedi What a great reading spot!❣ 3mo
marleed Oh so cool! 3mo
Gina What a lovely space to read in 3mo
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IamIamIam
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this creepy little story & pictured this painting and my cousins' old farmhouse the entire time I read it! I thought it could have been edited a little better but the scare factor was totally there!!! I was really impressed and I think I'm a convert... as long as she doesn't confuse crocheting and knitting again... 😂

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IamIamIam
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UNACCEPTABLE!!!!! Get your yarn crafts straight, Ahlborn, and in the same damn paragraph, no less!!!!! 🤬🤬🤬

Okay... did I overreact? Sorry... 😏

In other news, did you check out my new Kindle Paperwhite? @timg138 & the kids spoiled me for Mother's Day!😁

MrBook 😆 6mo
Megabooks Needles, hooks, whatever 😂😂 6mo
Megabooks @IamIamIam I would never!! Just kidding. 😁 6mo
IamIamIam @Megabooks Haha, I deal with it so much, and from family members that should really know better by now! I'm a hooker, not a knitter! 😂😂😂 6mo
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IamIamIam
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Anyone been taking advantage of Amazon Dollar Deals? If you delay shipping slightly on an item, like one day, you'll be eligible for $1 digital credit! I have $2 burning a hole in my digital pocket and saw this! I've never read Ahlborn but I've heard nothing but great things!! #booksale #yesplease

TheLibrarian I just picked this up! 6mo
IamIamIam @TheLibrarian I'm excited to see what you think!! These Amazon bucks and BookBub are going to be the death of me but I'm ALL about free books, good or bad! 😂😂 6mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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Pickpick

I am pleased to say that, though this took me awhile to read because of my mental health issues, this is definitely a novel that I would recommend to anyone who likes a good scare! 👻 WARNING: Don't read this book in the dark!

Please read my full review here:
TamaraTheReadingMermaid.weebly.com

P.S. this is my first review since the hospital! The Reading Mermaid is back y'all!!!! 🎊🥳🎉

RvnclawWhovian Yayyy that‘s awesome!! Glad you‘re feeling better 😊💜 7mo
AmyG I am happy to hear you are back. 😘 7mo
sammisho Glad you are feeling better! 😘😘 7mo
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MoonWitch94 ❤️🧜🏻‍♀️📖💙 7mo
Crazeedi Yay!!!!❤😍🎉🎶 7mo
LauraJ We‘re glad to have you back! 7mo
Kaye 💕🌸💕🌸💕 7mo
TheReadingMermaid @RvnclawWhovian @AmyG @sammisho @MoonWitch94 @Crazeedi @LauraJ @kaye thank you all so much! I felt a great accomplishment once I posted that review last night. It feels good to be back! 💖🥰💖 7mo
4thhouseontheleft Glad you‘re feeling better! 7mo
TheReadingMermaid @4thhouseontheleft thanks sweetie 🤗 7mo
IamIamIam Oy, I'm late to the party again... glad you're doing well!!! 😁 6mo
TheReadingMermaid @IamIamIam no worries sweetie better-late-than-never right? LOL 😋 thank you so much for the well wishes I appreciate that ❤️ 6mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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1. I'm a Pagan and I do not celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
2. Meeting my husband when I was 12 years old
3. Have not finished yet, but trying to get through the tagged book
4. There are so many but two that come to mind are: Marie Laveau and Abraham Lincoln.
5. @SailorMoon @Ddzmini @tdrosebud
❤️❤️❤️ You guys!

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

SailorMoon Thanks for the tag!!! 🍀 We also don't celebrate St Patrick's Day, not due to a religious choice... it's just that it's not a thing here! 8mo
tammysue Ha good choice I also picked Abe Lincoln ! 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage 💚☘️👊🏻💚☘️👊🏻 — solidarity in celebrating what moves you! (edited) 8mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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UPDATE: Well I got through the first chapter but then my mind started to race and I started shaking so I had to stop. I guess I'm just not ready yet. Going to practice some healing tonight before I go to bed. Hopefully this will help.
Thank you so much for all your love and support friends. You are all very dear to my heart 💕💕🤗💕💕
And don't worry, I will still be around on Litsy 😘

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Crazeedi Just take your time and heal. You can get through anything because you are strong! 8mo
Linear Maybe an audiobook listen is in order. Less eyestrain? 8mo
Bklover 💕💕💕 8mo
Andrew65 @Linear I agree, try an audiobook and possibly one of your favourite books. 8mo
Bookwormjillk It‘s a start. Take care of yourself ❤️ 8mo
TheReadingMermaid @Crazeedi @Linear @Bklover @Andrew65 @Bookwormjillk thank you so much you guys. I have been trying to acclimate myself to reading physical books by holding the book, flipping through it, reading the back of it, smelling the pages... All the things that I love to do. I'm hoping that this will help encourage my senses to actually open the book and read it. 8mo
TheReadingMermaid As for the audio book idea I think it's a great one! The problem that I have right at this moment is that they are a little bit pricey and I do not own any currently. ☹️ So I have to make do with what I have. 8mo
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Do you not have a library that does digital audiobooks. I am signed up to two or three libraries and it allows me to download free any audiobooks they have. Worth researching online. The other thing I do is keep my eye out for daily deals on audible. Usually available in U.K. for Q9.99 or Qa.99. (edited) 8mo
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid For example done the first three audiobooks for Harry Potter by downloading from the local library website. (edited) 8mo
BlameJennyJane You‘d better still be around Litsy! We need you! 😊🤗❤️ 8mo
Linear Yeah I get a lot from overdrive with libraries. One in particular but still it's worth looking into. 8mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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For those of you who do not know, I have been in the hospital for the past 6 days and was unable to use my cell phone. But I am home now and I am on the mend🤕

I am so sorry to @Andrew65 for making him fly solo for this month's 24B4Monday, but I'm sure he did an awesome job. Thank you my dear friend for taking the lead on that one.

I would also like to thank @mjester for the wonderful gifts that were waiting for me when I got home. Thank you😘

Kaye So sorry to hear of your hospital stay. I hope you are soon on the mend and feeling well again. 💕 9mo
Cailey_Mac Awww I‘m sorry that happened, and I hope you‘re feeling much better now💖 9mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Good to hear you are doing better!💕 9mo
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Susanita Wow. I‘m glad you‘re feeling better. 9mo
Crazeedi Oh no! Sending healing energy your way, hope you are on the mend! 💜 9mo
Andrew65 Great to see you back. 🍾🥂🍾🥂😍 Massively missed in all ways. Hope you are taking things easy and recovering.👍 9mo
ravenlee Goodness! I noticed your absence and hoped you were off having an adventure of some sort - sorry to hear what it really was. Hope you feel much better very soon. 9mo
MaleficentBookDragon Oh wow. I hope you are doing well. I am happy to have you back. 9mo
jb72 I‘m so glad you are okay. We‘ve definitely missed you. I‘m sending you lots of healing energy and good vibes. Please let me know if you need anything. 9mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m glad you‘re back in reading form. 9mo
Soubhiville I hope you‘re feeling better! Hugs! 9mo
Redwritinghood Hope you are doing okay now. Glad to hear you‘re back home now. 9mo
JessClark78 Hope you‘re feeling better. 🌺 9mo
irre Hope you‘re feeling better. 9mo
cobwebmoth Very sorry to hear that that is where you were. Sending positive thoughts and hugs. 9mo
shellleigh33 Hope you are feeling better 9mo
litenthusiast Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear you were in the hospital. Sending healing thoughts your way. 💜 9mo
JacqMac Hope you are feeling better. Glad to hear you‘re back in your own bed. 💕 9mo
jmofo 🖤 I missed your presence. I‘m glad you‘re home and on the mend. @Andrew65 did a stellar job, of course! 9mo
Birdsong28 Hope you get better soon 😘📚📖 9mo
Elma Boo!! I hope you're feeling better. You're presence was definitely missed. 9mo
kspenmoll Glad you are home! Hope you are mending well! 8mo
4thhouseontheleft I noticed your absence, I hope you feel better soon. 💙💙 (edited) 8mo
quirkthenerd Got a little worried when I noticed your absence. You are definitely a loved presence in this community, and you were missed. I hope you rest up and feel much better soon! 💛 8mo
nelehelen Hope you‘re okay! Get well sooonnn 8mo
Butterfinger Glad you are back. 8mo
SleepyDragon Hope you are on the mend. 8mo
BookNerd9906 Missed you. Glad you‘re back. Sending love. ❤️ 8mo
TheReadingMermaid @NeesyBeth @BookNerd9906 thank you so much my friends 💕🤗🤗💕 8mo
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mjester
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@TheReadingMermaid Hey there, I was looking through my library and found two copies of The Bird Eater. I can send one your way if you'd like. Happy Monday!

TheReadingMermaid Yes please! That would be amazing 😘😘😘 Shoot me an email and I'll send you my address: TamaraTheReadingMermaid@yahoo.com 9mo
mjester @TheReadingMermaid Email sent. 9mo
TheReadingMermaid Responded 🤗 9mo
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mjester @TheReadingMermaid Got it. Will send within the next day or so ☺ 9mo
TheReadingMermaid Thank you so much darlin 🤗😘🤗 9mo
mjester @TheReadingMermaid My pleasure 😘 9mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 9mo
mjester @Eggs Thank you ☺ 9mo
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tricours
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Panpan

I didn‘t like this one at all. The story was weak, the “romance” part unconvincing, and to top it all off the audiobook narrator didn‘t suit the story. A disappointment from Ahlborn.

Scurvygirl Oh no, would it have been any better if you had read it? 2y
tricours @Scurvygirl perhaps, but I found the story itself pretty weak! 2y
Scurvygirl @tricours that‘s too bad, her stories are usually pretty reliable for a good read. 2y
tricours @Scurvygirl yes, I loved Brother, but I think that‘s because there‘s nothing supernatural there, just gruesome people! I wasn‘t too impressed by Seed, but Within these walls was ok. Currently listening to The Neighbors, and I‘m liking it a lot so far! 2y
IamIamIam I could see this being a really bad audiobook. I read it digitally and was rolling my eyes a few times but was able to skip past the dumb stuff and poor editing choices. 5mo
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TorieStorieS
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Pickpick

Not really the right kind of bird for this one... but the best #AudioColoring pic that I have! A fast and fun spooky read! Not her best and the audio version is WAY over dramatic so I actually read most on the kindle! But a great fun #ReadAlong with @JoeStalksBeck 😃

JoeStalksBeck This one didn't have the shocking end that The Neighbors had. I did enjoy it though and figure there could be a sequel 2y
TorieStorieS @JoeStalksBeck I agree! Not her best, but I would totally read a sequel! 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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While this book did have an ominous ending it didn't have the shock value of The Neighbors. But I did enjoy this quick read . There could easily be a sequel to this one

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JoeStalksBeck
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JazzFeathers 😻😻😻❤😍😍😍 2y
JoeStalksBeck @JazzFeathers ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
AmyG You have such a sweet reading buddy. 😸 2y
JoeStalksBeck @amyg haha! She is severely bipolar 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks Aww 😻 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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On chapter 13. Trying to get a little reading in before date night📖📚

TorieStorieS Just got to 13, too! 😃 2y
JoeStalksBeck @TorieStorieS yay! How are you liking it? 2y
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TorieStorieS
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#SizzlinSummerBooks #TBR @Tiffy_Reads This is the stack of books I packed for the long holiday weekend at my in-laws! Not pictured is the audio version of The Bird Eater, that I'm starting now for a read along with @JoeStalksBeck 😁

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JoeStalksBeck
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#reademandeatathon @Read.Em.And.Eat @TorieStorieS chilling my glass of wine with frozen grapes 🍇😁😉

CoffeeK8 Genius! 🍇🍷 2y
JoeStalksBeck @CoffeeK8 haha! It works perfectly too❤️🎉🎊🍷 2y
Anovelobsession What a great ideas!!! 2y
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JoeStalksBeck @Anovelobsession why thank you! ❤️‼️ 2y
LeahBergen Nice!! 👏🏻 2y
JoeStalksBeck @LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
TorieStorieS @JoeStalksBeck nice! An hour to go before I start! 😃 2y
JoeStalksBeck @TorieStorieS it's really good! I'm on chapter 5 2y
Read.Em.And.Eat @JoeStalksBeck brilliant! I wish I had thought to get a few adult beverages 🍹🍷🥃 but it's a holiday here so I suppose I will have to venture forth for them tomorrow instead! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Read.Em.And.Eat ahh yes! It's a holiday ! Readathon + July 4th = adult beverages 😉🍷 2y
Lmstraubie Nice 🥂 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Starting this one right now! @Read.Em.And.Eat @TorieStorieS #reademandeatathon

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JustTrish
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I think I'm going to do #LitsyAtoZ I've chosen all the titles from my TBR folder on my Kindle - got everything but J, Q, X, and Z. I'll have to scout a bit for those.
Suggestions welcome!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I did the mix category so I could use some others on my TBR list for those. Like this one where the author's last name starts with Z. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa So reshuffle your list by author and see if that helps. 3y
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JustTrish @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Good idea! I didnt think to try author sort. 3y
andreadmw Suggestions from my own TBR: Z- Zone One by Colson Whitehead. Q- Queen of the Night by Alexander Che. J - Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg 3y
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BookDude
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Creepy, morbid, and disturbing. Just what an October/November read should be. A story about a man going home after 20 years away to try to put his life back together. But something is haunting him. Is it an entity, the house, or himself?

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Sweettartlaura
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#creepycover for #booktober

This one got me to read Ania Ahlborn, & am I glad I did. She is just flippin' scary. One of my favorite new voices in horror. Check her out - you're bound to find one you're drawn to.

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Demanda
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Mehso-so

Did not love. First of all, if you are going to place your novel in a real/semi real setting (North AR) then you should do some research on the area first. I'm from Arkansas, so perhaps I'm being overly critical. Second, why did a female author make her only main female character such an idiot?!

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Leslieparker
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Mehso-so

Awesome cover. Predictable