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Sleeping Beauties
Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.
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ErinSueMreads
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Update: I just casually checked my stash against the specifications on Stephen King's website and turns out half my collection is first editions ☠️☠️☠️☠️

Soooo like...do I check my entire collection of books now????? 😱😱😱😱

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Crazycatlady1
Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King
Pickpick

This book was fantastic. It shows how easily the world can and will go bad when things hit the fan.

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rydersenneker
Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King
Mehso-so

I haven‘t finished the novel yet. So far we have visited the first town and met the sheriff and a therapist. Then we went to a jail and met 2 cell memebers who were talking about having dreams and starting a game show. The genre is horror and I would recommend for people who love Stephen King and this genre

MissYaremcio Thank you for the review Ryder! I was just missing the theme and how it is established an an image! 3/6 7mo
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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
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Only book lovers can really appreciate how exciting this sight is. My new book fits easily all the way inside my new purse, without concerns about damaging the book or anything else in the purse. I broke the zipper on a brand new purse, trying to cram a book into it a few months ago. 🤦‍♀️ This purse is otherwise much larger than I really need, but this discovery makes me want to keep using the purse anyway. 📚 🤓 👜 🥰

wanderinglynn I totally feel this photo. And YAY for bags that hold books! 📚❤️ 9mo
Kimzey I need to replace my everyday purse. What book-friendly purse did you find? 👜📚 9mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 It was a gift from my mom (like almost every great purse I‘ve ever had) so I‘m not sure where she found it. I can‘t even find a brand name on it 🤦‍♀️ 9mo
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lucifare
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I‘ve been listening to this on my library app while at work. It had a slow start with a lot of different characters to keep track of and I almost wanted to bail. After four or so hours in, things are finally set in motion and I am enjoying the story now quite a bit, where I‘m halfway through now. What happens to the women when they fall asleep in the book reminds me a lot of what happens when people fell asleep in The Invasion.

TheNeverendingTBR Still not read this, how was it? 13mo
lucifare @TheNeverendingTBR It has a fairly slow start, it follows the perspective of several different people so the build into the story felt almost too slow but it picks up and was worth the read. I definitely recommend it, it was thought provoking and interesting, but not as creepy as I was expecting. 13mo
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NikkiM5
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Pickpick

A new favorite King(s) book. Sleeping Beauties gave me all the feels. Though not “post-apocalyptic” it showed how quickly things can go wrong. Action and gore (its been a while since I‘ve read scenes that made me go ewwwww 😂)Also, the message to and about men was broad but deep. #bookspin 11 #bookspinbingo

Johanna414 I just finished this one tonight too - Loved it!! 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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Johanna414
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Pickpick

I finished listening to this while doing some yard work today. It's been awhile since I've read a Stephen King novel, and this was thoroughly enjoyable!

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Johanna414
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It's an #audiocleaning day!

HeyT I love that medieval cat vibe pillow behind it! 14mo
Johanna414 @HeyT isn't it great?! Thrift store find ☺ 14mo
HeyT @Johanna414 jealous tbh 14mo
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Jgacreations
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Pickpick

Great king story. Never disappointed.

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vivastory
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Pickpick

This has been a great reading year so far, with one noteworthy exception. Prior to reading Sleeping Beauties I had read one King book this year. One! Luckily this will be remedied, in preparation for Billy Summers I am reading 3 of his recent books. Sleeping Beauties focuses on Dooling, in Appalachia, where a mysterious stranger appears at the time of the sleeping pandemic affecting females & a large cast of characters (including a fox!)👇

vivastory become involved. I loved this imaginative book. This might be a bit controversial, but I actually liked this more than The Stand. With perfect pacing, a manageable cast of characters & dynamic situations, Sleeping Beauties delivers in many ways that The Stand doesn't. I have a theory about the ending of this book, which I am going to put under spoiler tag. 1y
vivastory I'm sure that most readers picked up on the symbolism, but at the end of the book when Evie goes to the tree by the trailer it dawned on me that this is essentially Stephen & Owens version of the book of Job. The pandemic & what would happen to Evie was a bet between Lucifer (red snake) & God (white tiger) 1y
dylanisreading Great review! Which of his recent books are you going to read? 1y
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vivastory @Bianca Thanks! Aside from this one, I plan on also reading Elevation & The Institute before his new one is released. Elevation will be a quick read since it's a novella. 1y
dylanisreading @vivastory They're both on my shelves, and I still haven't gotten to them. 😅 1y
vivastory @Bianca Completely understandable. I've owned Sleeping Beauties since it was released 4 years ago 😂 1y
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vivastory
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I'm at nearly the halfway point in the tagged book. I'm immensely enjoying it. While reading the passages narrated from the fox's pov I can't help but think of Arab Strap's Fable of the Urban Fox from their wonderful album As Days Get Dark
https://open.spotify.com/search/fable%20of%20the%20urban

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midhun.j.zacharia
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Mehso-so

Tried something different. It kept me completely in thrall but did seem to meander a bit, at times.

Cathythoughts Definitely meanders 😁I DNF ... that‘s a nice looking book 👍🏻 1y
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starrdom
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@AmyG I used to think I was a good shopper, but I bow down to you and your gifting prowess. You nailed it!!! I am so thoroughly delighted with everything I received. If all you had sent me was that Stand bookmark, I would have been over the moon. But I got so much more! Thank you @teebe for coordinating. I had never done one of these before and it was great fun. #creepychristmas

teebe Ahhh great books! 2y
AmyG I am a huge Stephen King fan, so this was so fun for me...to go shopping for you! I am so happy you like everything. Belated Merry Christmas and wishing you a Happy 2021! 2y
keiichirou Can you givw me some 2y
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Jari-chan
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Bookish song Nr. 20: We are the Hearts

We're dancing through the smoke
And we don't mind the flames
Now we become the ghost
That you know by name

Imagine we are higher than the sparrows
Casually we're breathing with the pharaohs
Tragically we fall just like the arrows
You will hear our voices echo

We are the hearts
We will never be bought and sold
We are the hearts
Forever singing woo-hoo
We are the hearts

#BooksAndMusic

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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One quote from early on that seemed really on point during the times of COVID. 🙄

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Mehso-so

This was my Halloween read this year, and after pondering on it a few days I‘m still left...disappointed. It was a page turner, it went by quickly...so should be a good read, right. But, for such an interesting concept, I was left disappointed in the execution, and finale. In many ways it reminded me of The Stand, world shattering event, humanity divided into two factions, with a supernatural being at the center (Evie Black and Randall Flagg ⤵️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa ↪️ need their own book, but that‘s another story), but the moral was much more muddled here, none of the “good” got happy endings, neither did the “bad” necessarily get justice.🤷‍♀️ 2y
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candc320
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Pickpick

I loved this audiobook! It was quite the commitment at over 25 hours, and the ending wasn‘t the best, but I really enjoyed the storyline and the overall message about gender equality and the environment. Lots of reading hour points for #teamslaughter with this one 😆! +16 points #scarathlon2020 #mystery

daisyheadmaesie Nice! Good time of year for that one. 2y
Harley_Quinn I am also reading 2 king books 2y
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candc320 @Harley_Quinn I just started Salem‘s Lot this afternoon! And I LOVE The Shining! That, Doctor Sleep, and The Institute are my fav King novels! 2y
Harley_Quinn @candc320 The Institute is on my tbr. The Shining I am reading with my book club for the October book of the month and Salem's lot is a buddy read. Didn't like Firestarter or Under the Dome (Just couldn't get into them) Only King book I have been able to finish so far is Carrie, which wasn't bad. 2y
candc320 @Harley_Quinn I listened to Firestarter as an audiobook and it was pretty good that way. I haven‘t read Under the Dome yet but I think it‘s on my shelves somewhere 🤣. I wasn‘t a big fan of Pet Semetary as a book but I‘ve enjoyed all the others I‘ve read/listened to so far. I hope you love one of them you‘re working on! 2y
Harley_Quinn @candc320 Like both so far. better than I liked carrie 2y
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candc320
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I started listening to this audiobook this morning and I...could....not....stop! By the time I left work I‘d listened to 6 1/2 hours!!! Between that and morning/evening reading I should make about 10 hours today 💪🏻 📖🤓

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Jari-chan
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Goodbye September!
Books read in September: 38 - 5 of those were audio books, 15 books off my TBR.

Now it's time for October books!

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Jari-chan
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No time for bad books! 😁

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Jari-chan
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Pickpick

Book Nr 15 off my #BookSpinBingo board

Just finished this great book thanks to #24b4Monday and a tasty Tiramisu ❤️

It's a typical Stephen King book - that means a page turner with characters that feel real and a plot that gets you hooked.

I just can't get enough of the King family😁

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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Jari-chan
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When I got up this morning, I spontaneously decided to join #24b4Monday 😁 I'm sure I won't get close to the 24, but I'll try my best 💪

Right now I'm at 2h 30min 🙈

@Andrew65

keys_on_fire Good luck! 2y
Jari-chan @keys_on_fire Thank you ❤️ 2y
Andrew65 Great to have you with is, good luck 😊👍 A good start. 2y
Jari-chan @Andrew65 Thank you ❤️ 😊 2y
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Jari-chan
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Thanks @Mrs_B for the Tag! Sure I'd like to play :)

1) Tagged one of the books I'm reading now. Stephen King is always a great read.
2) Blacksmith Queen 😍
3) Chestnuts and pumpkins - yum yum!

@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

Mrs_B Mmmmm chestnuts. 2y
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Jari-chan
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This is what my #BookSpinBingo board looks like right now. At least I managed to finish my #BookSpin and my #DoubleSpin 😆

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2y
Jari-chan @TheAromaofBooks Thank you ❤️ 2y
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Jari-chan
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Thank you for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

It's already Friday here, so I have to hurry up 😅

1. As a bookseller I've met several authors, especially those who are famous locally. And the brother of my boss is an important politician in our town - if that counts.

2. That the bookstore I'm working at has a bright future ahead ❤

I'm tagging everyone who wants to be tagged - we're all friends here, right? 😊

#ThankfulThursday
@Cosmos_Moon

Cosmos_Moon Happy for your bookstore! It was so sad when some were closing. 2y
Jari-chan @Cosmos_Moon Me too. That's why I'm even more relieved that we're on the safe side! 2y
CaffeineAndCandy Yeah we are 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2y
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Zombmom
Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King
Mehso-so

Not my favorite. Took me a while to get through it and I was disappointed with the ending.

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ErinSueMreads
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If you did #tarottakeover you probably noticed a pattern. When you draw tarot so much of your personal energy goes into it if you don't guard that and I clearly wasn't this week.

We are being evicted so here I am packing up my books for the fourth time in a year to move. Moving with a big book collection is so hard and I've made the very sad decision to put them in storage until I am permanently settled somewhere. It's breaking my heart. 👇👇

ErinSueMreads At this point I am moving to Oklahoma City on my own and hoping that it's my last move before finding somewhere permanent. It's been a really shitty year but I've got a really amazing boyfriend who will be close by. For my #litsylove and #jb people I will update my address as soon as I know it. You are good to send to my current address for a while yet. 2y
ErinSueMreads Thank you everyone for all the love, distraction, and book talk. It keeps my mind from racing too much and helps me get away from the panic a bit. I love my litsy people so much. 2y
DaveGreen7777 Sorry you‘re going through all this with the move, Erin! 😔 Hope things get much easier for you soon. Sending positive energy and best wishes your way! 🙏💖 2y
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ErinSueMreads Thank you my sweet sweet friend 🥰 @DaveGreen7777 2y
Scochrane26 Sorry for your situation, hope you find someplace permanent. 2y
Annie1215 I‘m sorry for what you‘re going through, I hope things turn around for you in a really positive way ❤️ 2y
Mrs_B Sending you good vibes and I hope the move goes well. 💙 2y
Jess I‘m so sorry! Sending you tons of positive vibes. 2y
jb72 I‘m sorry you‘re going through that. I know how you feel. I‘ve had to purge many books in the past. Sending you lots of positive vibes. 2y
TheNeverendingTBR It certainly is hard being uncertain about things, I've been here. But keep your head held high and be positive, things can be replaced if need be; just know everything will work out through persistence and positivity. 🧡 2y
TheRiehlDeal So sorry to hear this. Hope you find a permanent place sooner than later. 2y
effani I'm so sorry! Best of luck with the move, and I hope you can find a permanent place soon. 2y
Branwen Oh no! I'm so very sorry to hear this, friend! *hugs* Sending lots of love and positive thoughts your way! 💖 I hope you (and your books!) find a forever home soon! 💕📚 2y
Crazeedi Sending all kinds of positive energy, praying for strength for you to endure. I hope you find the right place and are able to get grounded💖 and get all your books back to your home!! 2y
zuzia So sorry to hear that! I hope you will find a permanent place soon so you can feel more settled. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm so sorry! I wish you well with the move and hope you find a permanent home sooner than later. 2y
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nosferatu
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Pickpick

This summer‘s King endeavour turned out to be another great pick. Though the plot felt a little bumpy at times, this is still pure King magic and exactly the kind of imaginative madness I want to lose myself in when there‘s little else to do.

TheNeverendingTBR Still not read this one 2y
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Between_The_Covers
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Top Left on the shelf!

I'm tagging @DrShanJones @Kfjohnsonbooks to post your top left book shelf of tbr (To be Read) #tbr #topleftontheshelf

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Nikki_E
Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
Bailedbailed

Just not into this. First DNF of the year.

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hannah-leeloo
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Treated my fiancé to these beauties. The sleeping beauties is a limited edition version and the cover is beautiful with a tiger on the back too 😍 love you @Jackal121

Jackal121 Thank you so much. I appreciate it more than you can imagine 3y
hannah-leeloo @Jackal121 Always 😘📖💕 3y
Jackal121 😘😘 😘😘 😘 3y
MartinaLove Where did you bought these? 3y
hannah-leeloo @MartinaLove they were originally from a book store called Whsmith (in UK). 3y
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Nikki_E
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Starting this tonight.

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jlabombard10315
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I didn't make it. 😭😭😭
I was so sad to see the 6:39 left, due in 5 hours. I had to place another hold on it so that I can finish it. 🤦‍♀️

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jlabombard10315
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Trying to cram in as much of this book before my rental expires👍

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jlabombard10315
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Currently rereading an old favorite at home, and listening to a totally new one during my suddenly longer commute. Loving this one so far, and super thankful to my favorite aunt who recommended this to me on Thanksgiving. ❤❤❤

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Bigcountry15
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Mehso-so

The story was good. Probably middle of the pack among other King novels. It was an interesting way to remind us that the women in our lives are more than we men deserve.

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Bigcountry15
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After reading War and Peace, something light should start of my next 10. The ones planned so far, anyway.

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JodiPM
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I'm not done with it yet but so far it's really good. It's one of those books I don't want to put down.

Alora I have this one on my shelf! It was a debate between this one and my current one I just started lol. Can‘t wait to read it! 3y
JodiPM @Alora Let me know what you think when you read it! 3y
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Echo
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Forever my late night reading buddy

Bookzombie 💕🐱 3y
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MommyOfTwo
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One of these days I‘ll get to this book. I have plenty more that are #Over500pages but this one was the closest.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 3y
InBooksILive I bought this one awhile ago and haven't read it yet either. It is definitely a thick one! 3y
CoffeeCatsBooks This one is just sitting on my shelf too and it sounds so interesting. 3y
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚🖤 3y
MommyOfTwo @CoffeeCatsBooks @InBooksILive I think I‘m going to tackle it in January 3y
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Echo
Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King

My husband wanted to know which part of waking up a woman and that causing her to be violent was fictional. Smartass

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Leftcoastzen
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#horrorcovercrush day 7
Who says a horror cover can‘t be pretty?
Sorry to be not posting, busier than I want to be.🙄

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hyperashley
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Pickpick

4⭐'s. Really good! A great collaboration from the authors, felt like one author wrote it which I think is important. Great story.

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AmandaEve
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📚Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King
🎬While You Were Sleeping
🎶Sleepyhead by Passion Pit
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙 3y
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TrishB
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#sleepingsatelitte #ayupaugust
It‘s Friday 😁 a particularly awful situation in work finally got sorted yesterday so it‘s a new world today!!
I think it will take longer than one day to get used to it though as it‘s been going on for two years. But I‘m relieved to say the least.

erzascarletbookgasm Hooray for that! And for Friday, too! 💕😉 3y
Cathythoughts Great work news ♥️👍🏻happy Friday! I never did finish this book 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
Kalalalatja Yay! And happy Friday and weekend to you 🙌 3y
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squirrelbrain That sounds like it‘s a weight off your shoulders 😘 3y
JennyM Breathe in the positive change! Sounds like it‘s been a tricky situation x 3y
Centique Whoa 2 years is a long time to put up with the tricky stuff 😬 You deserve to celebrate! 🥂🍾🍰 3y
Moray_Reads 🎉So glad to hear your issue is sorted. Mine was tough but at least it only lasted 6 months! Here's to happier working lives 🎉 3y
TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts @Kalalalatja @squirrelbrain @JennyM @Centique @Moray_Reads it‘s been so long it feels weird thinking about work without having to worry about my coping mechanisms and worrying every minute I‘m not there! It‘s really been awful, but new beginning now! 3y
KarenUK That is great news.... that must have been awful 💕 3y
marleed I‘m so happy for you! 3y
MicheleinPhilly 2 years is entirely too long to endure that type of stress. But happy it has been sorted! Cheers to a restful and relaxing weekend! 🥂 3y
TrishB @KarenUK @marleed thank you 😘 it‘s not been good! 3y
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly I‘m pretty sure it caused my health problems last year and the first time I‘ve ever had high blood pressure!! 3y
MicheleinPhilly 😒 No job should ever be the cause of that! 3y
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly agreed ☹️😘 3y
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breemariegarcia
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Honestly one of the most terrifying books I‘ve read, and I‘m only halfway through it. #tooreal

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breemariegarcia
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My favorite part of any Joe Hill/Stephen King/Owen King book is where they shout out some member of their family. #love #family

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Syl
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Starting