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I Am Legend
I Am Legend | Richard Matheson
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Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth...but he is not alone. Every other man, woman, and child on Earth has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood.By day, he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for dawn.How long can one man survive in a world of vampires?
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jessinikkip
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Making my wife @anewton91 watch I Am Legend. Not sure if shes going to love it or hate it.

+4 #TeamStoker
@TheReadingMermaid

anewton91 I already hate you. 1mo
anewton91 Correction: I absolutely 100% unrelentingly hate you and this movie. 😭😭😭😭 1mo
TalecArashi "DAMMIT FRED!!" 1mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Marmie7
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Busy #audiobaking day! So much fun and we all listened to the tagged book.
Candy corn fudge, Broken glass cupcakes, hocus pocus brownies, and spider cookies.
#teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid OMG those all looks so yummy!!! 😋 21 points!!! 1mo
TheReadingMermaid I'm sorry to points extra for tagging the book, 23 points 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
LauraJ If it weren‘t 95 degrees, I would totally be baking those spider cookies this weekend! 1mo
JoScho Wow!! 1mo
kspenmoll Your confections look wonderful! 1mo
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Rj6578
Mehso-so

It was good, different than the movie but that wasn‘t a bad thing. I wish it had more of an ending.

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TheReadingMermaid
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About halfway through this one now...

1960 starring Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia and Emma Danieli

2pts for #TeamStoker
#Scarathlon

Klou I'm reading this at the moment. I've never seen this movie though. 2mo
TheReadingMermaid @Klou in my personal opinion this is a better representation of this book then the recent I Am Legend with Will Smith. Vincent Price does a fantastic job 👍😃👍 2mo
Klou @TheReadingMermaid well I do have to say, I have noticed A LOT of differences between the Will Smith movie and the book. It's like an entirely different story all together 😂 I'll definitely have to give this a watch sometime soon! 2mo
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sprainedbrain
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This one came to mind first for #creepy... the book definitely had its scary moments, but just look at that cover! 😱

#screamathonphotochallenge

lele1432 Yeah the cover is super creepy lol 2mo
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TheSpineView
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LiterarySloth
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Mehso-so

I was kind of disappointed with this one. I ended up reading the whole thing in one day. I‘ve seen the movie based on it once, and it was a long time ago, so I don‘t really remember it. I‘m going to hold off on reading the short stories included at the end of the book.

⭐️: 3/5

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LiterarySloth
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This book is combined with short stories. I‘m not sure if I‘ll read those right after, but I‘m at least reading the main novel.

📚: 31/52

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Britt_Bratt
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Mehso-so

Not gonna lie, I wasn‘t too impressed with I Am Legend overall. The ending was thoughtful, with the comment about normal having to do with the majority. There were some short stories that were better in my opinion, like The Near Departed and Prey. But it was interesting.

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LokiDokey
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This is another one of those books I decided to read after watching the movie it was based off of and the two have nothing in common, other than there are vampires and the main character's name is Neville. I enjoyed the book and liked how it focused on Neville's loneliness. I do wish more details of the past were explained.
Book 28 for 2019

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whats
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"Bacteria can mutate"

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danibolahood
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Well I didn't do nearly as well as I hoped today. I couldn't even tell you WHAT I was doing other then reading because it was mostly just me being distracted by shiny things.

I did finish my one whole book (the Wife between us) and listened to about a third of I Am Legend during my audio chores.

Now I'm off to decide what to read next for #24in48

PagesByTheWater What is this app your using? 10mo
danibolahood @PagesByTheWater it's the bookly app they just released recently for Android but it's been in the iTunes store for quite awhile 😊 10mo
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Wmarkle27
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I feel that if I was friends with the main character he would be kind of a weird person, he was stuck with the last decade with nobody to talk to and nobody to listen. He had a dog but it passed from the virus. My friend would be the weird guy at wall mart that asks you random questions and you have to answer him to be nice. Neville would be a really nice friend and he‘s worthy of my friendship any time

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Wmarkle27
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This book shows a guy that is stuck in a world full of vampires. Each page was a page turner and made me wish there was more to it

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Blueberry
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#WildCreatures from my reading list. One read. One tbr.

#NoFemmeber @Billypar @Cinfhen

Billypar That I Am Legend cover is downright scary! 😨 These are two more where I saw the films but never read the books 😳 13mo
Blueberry @Billypar The book and movie are very very different. 13mo
MaleficentBookDragon Matheson is one of my favorite authors. He does scary/creepy so well. My fav is 13mo
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sprainedbrain
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Ok last one... I can‘t keep my eyes open, so my day of audio #screamathon is coming to an end with this one.

I‘ve never seen any of the movie adaptations, and went in to this blind. A post-apocalyptic story, a vampire story, and an ultimately sad story of a man all alone in a completely changed, absolutely terrifying world. Really good writing and a haunting ending. I listened to the audio read by Robertson Dean, and it was 👌🏻.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sweettartlaura This audiobook was PERFECT! 13mo
Oryx The ending is great 13mo
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AlaMich
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I just downloaded this on a whim after learning that I Am Legend is actually a horror story. When the movie came out, for some reason the title made me think it was about sports. 🤷🏻‍♀️I always think of Richard Matheson as the guy who wrote Somewhere In Time, which is a favorite movie of mine.

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Astroneman
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A really story of vampires, and the real story of the last man in the world.

#book #litsybook #goodreads #readingchallenge2018 #toread #vampires #booklover

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rohit-sawant
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BooksBikes12 This is my audio book right now!!! 🎧🤗 1y
rohit-sawant @Books_Bikes_12 I read it just months ago and it was so good! Hope you enjoy it! 1y
Cinfhen ❤️❤️❤️ and how does May sound??? I‘m sorry I double booked for November 😬😢☹️ 1y
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vivastory @Cinfhen I am still interested in hosting January. 1y
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen You don't need to apologize at all! And May sounds great! 😀 1y
Cinfhen Great @vivastory you‘re down for January and now @rohit-sawant is set for May!!! 1y
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Astroneman
I Am Legend | Richard Matheson

"The vampire draws strength from the fact that no one intends to believe in his existence "

#book #books #booklovers #litsybook #goodreads #Iamlegend #readingchallenge2018 #toread

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suvata
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Probably the best “vampire“ book I‘ve ever read — a classic for sure.

Guildedearlobe In my top 5 books of all time. Matheson is a master. 1y
suvata @Guildedearlobe I totally agree. 1y
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suvata
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And now for a little dystopian vampire tale...

julesG Are those things vampires or zombies. I can't make up my mind. They could be some sort of crossbreed. 1y
suvata Whatever they are, they are creepy for sure. 1y
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rohit-sawant
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1. It, I am Legend
2. Eowyn Ivey
3. The Innocents (1961), Inception, Interstellar, Iron Man 1
4. Ice cream
#ManicMonday #Letteri
@JoScho

JoScho Oh fun collage! 1y
Mamashep I‘ve never seen The Innocents, but I love Kerr so I‘ll have to check it out. 1y
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WeeWeegieBookworm
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Mehso-so

#UnpopularOpinion

This book is well written and has great atmosphere and suspense (and it was much better than the movie). But it just wasn't my cup of tea. I'm glad I read it but probably won't reread it in the future.
🔶️🔶️🔶️🔸️

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WeeWeegieBookworm
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Almost finished Moon Over Soho, so it's a good time for my audio hold to come through 😁😁

Guildedearlobe I am Legend is one of my favorites. I‘d be interested in how the audio version is. 1y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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I really liked this book. I had seen the Will Smith movie, and the book is NOTHING like that. I really didn't see the end twist coming. #GoodreadsDailyDeals

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Clevercactus
I Am Legend | Richard Matheson
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Next up on #litsyatoz books into film version is “I am Legend”. #litsyatoz2018

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Clevercactus
I Am Legend | Richard Matheson

Here are my current tbr list for #litsyatoz2018.

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Clevercactus
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Here is my current tbr list for #litsyatoz2018.

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alessandrafn
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Nessie found her place #bookmarks

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trioxin_sematary
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Absolutely loved this story, the main character was quite annoying at times though; but made up for it in the end.

At about 170 pages, It's basically a story about the last man on earth as he fights for his survival against vampires.

If you like Science Fiction/Horror, it's an essential read.

#horror #iamlegend #richardmatheson #horrorfan #vampirefiction #fiction #bookworm #book #bibliophile

Tonton Classic! 1y
MStew I liked it too! Freaky story 1y
RJHowe An SF classic by a great writer. All three movies it inspired were good as well. 1y
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MommyOfTwo The book was good but this was one instance where I liked the movie better. 1y
trioxin_sematary @Tonton agreed! ☺ 1y
trioxin_sematary @meghan2714 I didn't know you'd read it, do you have a copy? Lemme see it! 😃😘 1y
trioxin_sematary @RJHowe The Last Man on Earth and The Omega Man were magnificent! ☺ 1y
trioxin_sematary @MommyOfTwo which one? There's actually a few, if you've not seen The Omega Man; I recommend it! ☺ 1y
MommyOfTwo I didn‘t know there was more then one. I‘ve only see the one with Will Smith. 1y
Oryx I like the ending a lot. 1y
trioxin_sematary @Oryx me too, it was 😮!! 1y
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Sweettartlaura
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Wow!!!😱😱😱
This was magnificent.
Terrorizing, taut, tense... it‘s everything you want out of a scary story.
I never saw the Will Smith movie, so I can‘t make comparisons.
But this book is a must-read for any horror fans.
I‘ll even recommend the audio version - it kept me up late last night, & I couldn‘t even be distracted by anything during the last hour today.
Read it ~ listen to it ~ just get your hands on it 📚 You will be glad you did.

LauraJ Watch the Charleston Heston version, Omega Man. 1y
CatLass007 The Charlton Heston version and the Will Smith version are quite different but equally good. 1y
Bookwomble I think the first adaptation was Last Man on Earth starring Vincent Price, which is good for its time. I liked the Will Smith one, but thought they went more with zombies than vampires, and they compromised the ending. The book's way better 😊 1y
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Sweettartlaura
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Started listening to this tonight.
Might be a mistake - it‘s super-creepy 😱

MinDea I wonder how close to the movie it is.. 🤔 1y
rohit-sawant This was so good! Hope you like it! 1y
Sweettartlaura @rohit-sawant I‘m loving it. Just need to decide if I can try to go to sleep mid-story - I might just have nightmares😱 1y
Sweettartlaura @MinDea Can‘t say - I didn‘t see it 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
sprainedbrain I‘m saving this one for October! 😱 1y
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toofondofbooks
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RJHowe A classic that spawned three successsful movies. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 1y
toofondofbooks @RJHowe I did enjoy it very much. I Am Legend was so different from the Will Smith movie so much that I liked them both for different reasons. 1y
RJHowe Very different indeed. Charleton Heston's adaption in Omega Man is my favourite but Vincent Price's was very good as well. I think it was called Last Man on Earth. 1y
toofondofbooks @RJHowe I haven't seen that one. I'll have to check it out. 1y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I just found out on episode 4 of AMC‘s science fiction series, that originally the movie DID end more like the book, and they showed part of that ending, but it didn‘t test well with test audiences which is why they changed it! 😱 Somehow I feel better knowing they tried to end it somewhat like the book.

https://www.amc.com/shows/james-camerons-story-of-science-fiction

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Just an FYI...This episode also talks about The Hunger Games, The Handmaid‘s Tale, The Walking Dead, Divergent, Max Max, Matrix, etc..and also featured Veronica Roth and NK Jemisin. (edited) 2y
Geeklet This totally reminded me about this series so I wanted episodes 2, 3, and 4 tonight. It‘s such a perfect celebration for fans of sci-fi. I hope they‘re able to make more episodes in the future. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Geeklet I watched 4, Dystopias tonight and episode 5, Robots. It‘s a limited run I think, but so well done. 2y
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Bookworm22
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🎶 Green finch and linnet bird, nightingale, blackbird, How is it you sing? 🎶

@Elle_Skeldon all I could think of reading this part was #SweeneyTodd ❤🔪☠

Elle_Skeldon Perfect! 2y
Elle_Skeldon “How can you jubilate sitting in cages
Never taking wing?”
2y
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rohit-sawant
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On the surface, the story appears fairly simple: The last man on earth battles vampires. But that's not what I Am Legend is truly about. Horrors prowling the streets pale before the gloomy internal existence Robert Neville, an everyman immune to the vampiric plague, finds himself facing. Matheson brilliantly portrays the ennui that sets in from the isolation & monotony, wrapped in an ever-present sense of weariness, both mental and physical. ⬇️

rohit-sawant It unveils backstory in sips, has great scary sequences and explores grief, some heart-rending and unsavory truths, and a fervent, almost pathetic desire for human interaction. I loved the juxtaposition of lore and science, ultimately propelling the story to a layered ending I couldn't have seen coming. 2y
BiblioLitten Great review! 2y
Redwritinghood Nice review! 2y
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Alfoster Wow! Great review!😍 2y
Nute Good gracious! This review says everything that needs to be said about this book. Excellent! 2y
vivastory Excellent review, as always! 2y
rohit-sawant @Alfoster Thank you, Anne! 😀 2y
rohit-sawant @Nute That's kind of you to say, thanks! 🙏🏻 2y
rohit-sawant @vivastory Thanks so much, Scott! 😊 2y
vivastory I'm not sure if you've finished the Bill Hodges trilogy, but in case you didn't hear, King's latest contains a spoiler related to the trilogy 2y
LeahBergen Another great review. ❤️ 2y
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 2y
Reggie Great review, man!!! 2y
rohit-sawant @vivastory Oh, thanks for letting me know! I've yet to finish the trilogy & will wrap it up first now. I was thinking about reading The Outsider in July since I'm caught up all of June prepping for my IELTS exam & want to kick back with the book in a more relaxed state of mind! 2y
rohit-sawant @LeahBergen Thank you! 😀 2y
rohit-sawant @TrishB Thanks a lot! 😊 2y
rohit-sawant @Reggie Thank you, Reggie! 😃 2y
erzascarletbookgasm 👏 your review 👍 2y
Tiyas7 @rohit-sawant You are a great reviewer👍 Stacked It Already 2y
rohit-sawant @Tiyas7 Thank you! 😊 2y
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Yikes! ?? If I was Robert Neville, I Am Legend would've been a ten page short story, ending with "and then they ate him." ?

Moray_Reads I sometimes wonder if it wouldn't just be easier to get killed/eaten/turned in these situations. Surely it's a lot of effort to keeping running and fighting? Pretty sure the zombies enjoy the post-apocalypse more! 2y
rohit-sawant @Moray_Reads Haha, indeed! Neville actually has a moment earlier on when he briefly considers giving himself over to the vampires, but fright kicks in. Matheson has sketched out the ennui and weariness resulting from continued effort to simply exist so well! An inspiring figure in this kind of scenario was Tom from Malerman's Bird Box. His optimism motors the MC, Malorie, throughout the book. 2y
Moray_Reads @rohit-sawant I haven't read either of these books (I think I have bird box on my Kindle) is usually not my genre but you make it sound so interesting! 2y
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rohit-sawant @Moray_Reads Bird Box is so suspenseful, disturbing & atmospheric! It has a Lovecraftian premise but his treatment of it is Hitchcockian. Hope you check it out soon! Would love to hear your thoughts on it. 2y
Yanes To funny... that would be me too. 2y
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rohit-sawant
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Up next! I Am Legend has been on my TBR for almost a decade now. Super stoked to start with it!

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laurenlovesliterature
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I'm going to need a bigger book case....and then a bigger house. This is such a small representation of my book collection....and I'm still hoarding....I mean...*ahem* collecting more.📚

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! 🤗 Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty pic!! Welcome to Litsy!! (edited) 2y
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DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
laurenlovesliterature Thanks @DebinHawaii ! I've been enjoying everyone's posts so far! 2y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 2y
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essence_dionne
I Am Legend | Richard Matheson

"What would a Mohammedan vampire do if faced with a cross?"

Something to ponder.
#books #horror #vampires #zombies #reads #scary

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essence_dionne
I Am Legend | Richard Matheson

Didn't expect to read the words "garlic, steak, and vampire" in this book. The movie has ruined this for me.

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#TuesdayTidbits

1. I‘ve honestly never been scared by a book or movie. I was raised on horror from the womb. The tagged book is the first I remember reading in the genre as a child.
2. Disturbing isn‘t scary and vice versa. Most disturbing movie would be The Human Centipede (couldn‘t even finish it)
3. Waking up when I was eight, ten days before turning nine, to find my dad had died in his sleep.
4. @BiblioLitten

mabell 3. 😥I am so sorry. So awful for any age, but particularly so young. 😔 2y
cobwebmoth 😔 *hugs* 2y
GarthRanzz @mabell Thank you Elizabeth. To this day it‘s why I don‘t celebrate my birthday. 2y
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GarthRanzz @cobwebmoth Thank you Laura. I really do appreciate it. 2y
JenlovesJT47 ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
LauraBeth Oh no - I so sorry to read that. I can‘t imagine how sad and awful that was for you. My wish for you is that one day you can reclaim your birthday and be able to celebrate it 💕💕 2y
GarthRanzz @LauraBeth Thank you Laura! 2y
Blueberry Hug ♡ 2y
BiblioLitten I'm really sorry to hear that. *Hugs* 2y
mabell I agree with @LauraBeth ❤️ 2y
JoScho ❤️ 2y
GarthRanzz Thank you all @Blueberry @BiblioLitten and @JoScho! This week‘s questions seems to have brought out a lot from all of us. (edited) 2y
JoScho It really did. 2y
xicanti What an awful thing. I'm sorry you went through that. 2y
JessClark78 I‘m sorry you lost your dad, and that you had to go through that experience. ❤️ 2y
GarthRanzz Thanks @xicanti and @JessClark78. 75 was a tough year but I will always remember the time I did get with him. 2y
DGRachel I‘m so sorry you had to go through that. My grandfather passed away on my birthday, but it wasn‘t unexpected and I was a lot older. {{hugs}} 2y
dariazeoli I‘m sorry - losing a parent is so difficult but your age and the circumstances... ❤️ 2y
rohit-sawant I'm so sorry to hear 💜💜 2y
LeahBergen Oh, that‘s heartbreaking. ❤️ 2y
GarthRanzz @DGRachel Thank you Rachel. I lost my grandfather that same year (my dad‘s father), three months after my dad. His was more expected. 2y
DGRachel Oh no! Seriously - big hugs to you. 2y
GarthRanzz @dariazeoli Thanks Daria. 2y
NatalieR So sorry, such a traumatic experience. 💜💜💜 2y
GarthRanzz @rohit-sawant @LeahBergen Thank you Rohit and Leah. 2y
GarthRanzz @NatalieR Thank you Natalie. 2y
stacybmartin I‘m so sorry to hear about your dad - I can‘t imagine how hard that must have been. 💜 2y
GarthRanzz @stacybmartin Thank you very much Stacy. 2y
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