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Rosemary's Baby (Anniversary)
Rosemary's Baby (Anniversary) | Ira Levin
Shortly after Guy lands a plum Broadway role, Rosemary becomes pregnant--and the Castavets start taking a special interest in her welfare. As the sickened Rosemary becomes increasingly isolated, she begins to suspect that the Castavets' circle is not what it seems...
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dabbe
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A lover of Poe and all things of the macabre, I finally picked this one up ... and was not scared in the least. Maybe because of all the true day-to-day horrors one has to witness in 2022, this has become a tamer read. Give me a good ghost story, though, like THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE by Shirley Jackson, and then I can be scared out of my wits with the best of 'em. I still enjoyed Levin's writing style, though, and will read more of him.

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LisaLovesToRead
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The suspense building was great. I also enjoyed the 1960s references. This was my bookclub scary pick for October.

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johncadams
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tpixie I woke up from a scary dream and I saw this post I said I what a cute baby and then I started reading! (edited) 2mo
tpixie @johncadams lol I just looked at the photo and moved on! 2mo
Susanita Fun fact! When my friend was pregnant with her first child, she went to hospital with what turned out to be false labor. Doc said she was still pretty close though, so they put her in a room to chill and wait. During that time she watched…Rosemary‘s Baby. 2mo
johncadams @Susanita Excellent! 2mo
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DebinHawaii
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Mahalo for the #ThoughtfulThursday tag @MoonWitch94 🎃

🔍 or 🔪 pretty impossible to choose. I 🖤them both & a good mystery/thriller featuring FBI profilers is a sweet spot for me! 😱

👻 or 🔪🔪🔪 Love both but I lean slightly to serial killer

😈👶🏻 The tagged book scared the 💩out of me when I was 8-ish & snuck it off my parents‘ shelf & it still holds up today!

Tagging any #TeamMonsterMash friends or anyone who wants to play! 👻

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🎃✨📖🏚🕯 2mo
TheHungryBookworms Read both mystery and thriller and live haunted house and serial killer stories. As of now my favorites are #thehauntedforesttour and #stolenTongues 2mo
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BilboBookends
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Spooky reading season has started!

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Bigwig
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That was terrifying. Rosemary, a young housewife in late ‘60s NYC, feels paranoia growing in her (alongside a baby) as her aging neighbors grow a bit too solicitous and her husband‘s career unexpectedly takes off. Strange gifts, odd illnesses, an apartment building with a Satanic past…Levin‘s chilly prose relentlessly turns the screws as Rosemary‘s isolation and fear become unbearable. A masterclass of suspense and horror.

Hamlet I like and admire the movie, but I had forgotten it was a book! Thanks for this one! 3mo
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Eggs Ahhh I remember this movie with Mia Farrow 😱 3mo
Leftcoastzen @Eggs yeah , it was something! 3mo
vivastory At first I thought Capote's blurb said, “A darkly hilarious tale of modern deviltry...“ 😂 3mo
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johncadams
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Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin is classic horror. Rosemary believes she‘s carrying the devil‘s child. Could she be right? Read my review:

https://tinyurl.com/ycyaj7an

#RosemarysBaby #IraLevin #JohnCAdamsReviews #JohnCAdams #WayBackWhensday #horror #Book #Review #Reviews #BookReview #BookReviews

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ThisIsAvaRose
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This guy was ahead of his time falling into a rabbit hole like this before the internet even existed.

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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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A horror masterpiece. Levin‘s pacing, suspense building, and dry prose gripped me from the start and I read this in one day. The sense of unease, dread, and then full on terror that Rosemary feels throughout the novel is executed almost flawlessly. The clear commentary on misogyny and its insidious nature is much appreciated. A true classic of the genre, its influence has a rightful place among modern horror. 5⭐️

Alfoster Agree! Loved it so much but the movie scares me!😱 10mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @TheAromaofBooks This is my #doublespin for January. Starting the year strong! 😂 10mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @Alfoster I don‘t know if I‘ll watch the movie. I have a softer skin with scary movies. 😂😂 10mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
swishandflick Random and not related to this book but I love the handle you chose 😂 10mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @swishandflick 😂😂 Thank you!! 10mo
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Cazxxx
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I‘ve never seen the film and have meant to read this forever and very glad I decided to start it today. I devoured it over the course of the day, it‘s suspenseful, creepy and I found the story so engaging. Perfect for Halloween

AmyG The movie is the best!!! 13mo
Crazeedi I read this when I was a teenager 13mo
Cazxxx @AmyG I want to see it now! 13mo
Cazxxx @Crazeedi It‘s a good one! 13mo
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plemmdog
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Mehso-so

This was my book club‘s 🎃 pick. I was excited about the Palahniuk foreword, but it‘s just so-so. Honestly, the book is well-written, but I think the movie spoiled it for me, and man, it hasn‘t aged well. Lots of 1960s references. It‘d be interesting to see a contemporary revision from a more feminist POV. This was definitely written by a man (In the book there are hints to Satan‘s, um, state of endowment) 🙄

Bklover Some books just don‘t age well! 14mo
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FantasyChick
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Week 1 challenge complete for #screamathon 👿
The book I enjoyed. The movie I did NOT. I couldn't find a copy of the movie that wouldn't cost me a 30 day trial I'll forget to cancel so I went with the remake. It was painful. Always go with the original.

6hrs

Non team theme: 5pts
#littenlisten :60pts
#screamathon :60pts
#bookspinbingo :60pts
#spookoweenreadathon :60pts
#wickedathon :60pts
#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter

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DavidDiamond
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“The baby kicked like a demon. Rosemary told it to stop or she would start kicking back.“

Another instance of being very familiar with the movie, but still being utterly drawn into the story despite knowing the outcome. The sense of paranoia, claustrophobia and dread leapt right off the page and just added to what was already a chilling and disturbing read.
(About the photo…I may have gone a little sticker crazy)
#scarathlon2021 #screamathon

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DavidDiamond
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How many hints do you need, girl?? 🤔
#scarathlon

Kimbono 😂😂😂 1y
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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My #bookspin list for October 2021! Hoping for some spooky reads this month. 👻 🎃

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TheSpineView
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#FallTreasures @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
Prompt: Published Year You Were Born

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😱🙌🏻📚 1y
Eggs 👿📚👶🏼 1y
JenDR I love this book. 1y
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ImperfectCJ
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I'm not really sure what my #spookyaesthetic is, but these are a few of my favorite (Halloween-ish) things. @wanderinglynn #HHS

mdm139 I love making pumpkin seeds! 1y
wanderinglynn Perfect! 🙌🏻🖤🎃 1y
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Bubblebelle
Rosemary's Baby | Ira Levin
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I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It's a nice quick read, and I really felt the desperation of Rosemary's plight the whole way through.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Sitting at the mechanic waiting for an oil change thinking about the #conflictedworlds #nightmare prompt and this one came to mind.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs

Eggs Spot-on 👏🏻 👿 📚🖤 1y
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keithlafo
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A twisted and disturbing horror masterpiece. Levin‘s prose is crisp and dry — as is his humor. It helps make this book a truly memorable and accessible read. I also love this particular version of the book; King‘s foreword is great. #horror

Cathythoughts Love Ira Levin ❤️ 1y
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keithlafo
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Summer is for reading on the deck with a drink nearby. #horror

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Kimberlone
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#RedandWhite cover for #CuriousCovers Day 2.

I have seen the movie, but still haven‘t gotten to the book. I love this vintage cover though, and it‘s a slim novel so it will be a fast read whenever I do get to it.

reading_rainbow That‘s a great cover 😍❤️ this has been on my TBR forever, it‘s one of my favorite movies 2y
Kimberlone @reading_rainbow the movie is absolutely terrifying. Pretty sure I bought this at the thrift store just for the awesome cover. 2y
sharread The movie is so old it's actually very funny. The make job for the demon was like 🤣 2y
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Texreader Gosh I read this like forever ago. It‘s so good. 2y
Kimberlone @sharread you‘re right the monster is very silly by 2021 standards, but the movie up to the end is very psychologically disturbing as the woman is being gaslit by everyone around her into hysteria 2y
Eggs ♥️⚪️♥️👏🏻 2y
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AmyG
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Happy Mother‘s Day!!!!!

MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂 2y
Oryx Love that 2y
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OriginalCyn620 Happy Mother‘s Day to you! 😂 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Happy Mother‘s Day to you! 2y
CBee I adore you @AmyG 😂😂😂😂 2y
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 Happy Mother‘s Day! 2y
Deblovestoread Love this! 2y
mrp27 😂😂 Happy Mother's Day! 2y
LeahBergen Awesome. 😆 2y
Tera66 Haha!! Awesome!🤣 2y
Reggie Lol 2y
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kwmg40
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This was an engrossing read -- creepy and suspenseful! Unfortunately, I've heard that the sequel is terrible, so I think I'll skip it.

Fourth book finished for #ShutdownRound3 and #AwesomeApril!
@DieAReader @Andrew65

DieAReader Keep up the great reading! I‘m loving the extra encouragement😉♥️📚 2y
BarbaraBB What is the sequel? 2y
TheNeverendingTBR That ending!! 😶 Such despicable characters in this one 2y
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kwmg40 @DieAReader Thanks! I'm happy to have the encouragement myself!

@BarbaraBB The sequel is Son of Rosemary. I've seen some very mixed reviews of it!

@TheNeverendingTBR Yes, that ending was really intense!
2y
BarbaraBB I never even heard of that! But I won‘t try, it might spoil the great 😱 ending of Rosemary‘s Baby! 2y
kwmg40 @BarbaraBB Yes, that's what some reviewers have said -- that the sequel ruined the first book for them I'm going to avoid it too! 2y
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ripley_reads
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While I‘m waiting for my copy of Carrie to come in the mail I think I‘ll read this one I picked up at Goodwill yesterday. 👺

Cathythoughts It‘s good & scary 2y
TheNeverendingTBR Good choice! 2y
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Jadams1776
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#LMPBC #Round11 #GroupH

Here are a few I thought about for horror. Let me know what you think!

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EadieB I have already read Misery and Rosemary's Baby so I would go with 2y
Jadams1776 @EadieB I‘ve read Misery, but didn‘t mind revisiting if that was the pick. I‘ll be happy with any of them 2y
magyklyXdelish Omgosh bad girls don‘t die is on my TBR 😱 but I‘m good with any of them as I haven‘t read any of them :) 2y
null000 Im good w any of these! 2y
Jadams1776 Ok - Bad Girls Don‘t Die it is! I‘m excited! @EadieB @magyklyXdelish @laurenashley 2y
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TheNeverendingTBR
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The main character grows increasingly paranoid over the actions of her neighbours. Are they really just friendly and caring elderly folk? Is she actually going nuts? Are they really part of a Satanic cult?

You only get an answer to these questions in the ending pages..

Such a page-turner, it was a well written and eerie book that I enjoyed; I was always wanting to know what was coming next and where the story was going!

Hail!!

Reggie I rewatch that movie a lot. It still holds up after all this time and is sooo good. 2y
AmyG @Reggie It is my MOSt favorite movie. I think I have already watched it 10 times since beginning of Oct. 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @Reggie @AmyG I've never seen it, I'll need to see it at some point - now that I've finished the book. 2y
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AmyG Definitely watch it. It‘s brilliant. 2y
LeahBergen Great photo! 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @AmyG Certainly, I like watching the adaptation after the book! 😁 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @LeahBergen Thanks Leah! 🙂 2y
Michael_Gee Love this book! Great review. 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @GhostStories Thanks Mike, it was in Paperbacks From Hell, they went on about it for a few paragraphs and it ignited my interest; along with The Exorcist and Silence of the Lambs. 2y
Michael_Gee @TheNeverendingTBR I do love that cover! I‘ve gotta read Paperbacks from Hell. 2y
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LauraRenae
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The beauty of both stories is in the simplicity and build up of tension. Neither are particularly action packed but get under your skin and have earned their place in the horror classics.

#horrorseason

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johncadams
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Such a spooky, low-key horror novel, but all the more powerful for the fact that it reaches a pitch of intensity in its own time.

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johncadams
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“The pain stayed, immune to Positive Thinking.“

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johncadams
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“The pain sharpened inside her.“

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johncadams
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“If only prayer were still possible!“

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johncadams
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“There were so many dangers to worry about in the months ahead.“

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alisiakae
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My tentative #Screamathon TBR is ready!

Top row are books I have easy access to, bottom row are the one I REALLY want to read, but the library holds queue is not being my friend. The middle row are books I will substitute for bottom row selections if I don't make it off the holds list in time.

Doesn't include some kids books, and I may change my mind tomorrow and put together a completely different list! 😂 So many choices!

Chab256 Excellent selections! I have My Best Friend's Exorcism on my stack. I enjoyed The Sun Down Motel and Mexican Gothic (altho it's weird in places!) Enjoy!! 2y
BarkingMadRead My pile keeps changing as well! Gotta love it! 2y
thewallflower0707 Looks like a promising selection! I really enjoyed Mexican Gothic. 2y
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alisiakae @Chab256 thanks! I read Horrorstör during Screamathon last year and really liked it, and hope to read one of his at least this year! Mexican Hothic is at the top of my list, but I‘ve been on the holds list for 6 weeks and still ? in line. ? 2y
alisiakae @BarkingMadRun I‘m much more of a mood reader this year! 2y
alisiakae @thewallflower0707 Thanks! I definitely plan on reading Mexican Gothic this year, just as soon as I make it off the library holds list! 2y
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bekakins
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This was a reread for #bookspinbingo ... I'd forgotten how good this book is... Great suspense, and a super dark ending!

Caroline2 I really enjoyed this book too. 😃 2y
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veritysalter
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ira Levin has a way of making the fantastic so ordinary and mundane; that such horror can come from a place of quiet domesticity makes it all the more frightening.

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veritysalter
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Starting today, fingers crossed I‘m not a nervous wreck by the end.

Oryx This was such an addictive read. Enjoy! 2y
fiction_addict Omg I had no idea the movie was based on a book! Thank you for this post. Adding it to my TBR list 😀 2y
Susanita When a friend of mine was about to deliver her first child, she had a couple false labors, so her doctor finally told her just to stay at the hospital for a while. They moved her into a side room with a TV, and somehow she was watching the movie Rosemary's Baby! 2y
veritysalter @Susanita oh no! I‘m glad I‘m reading it now I‘m older. 2y
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AmyG
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-tagged book
-Ruth Rendell
-Rosemary‘s Baby
-Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Red House Painters, Ride, Real Estate
-Ripple, Rosebud

#ManicMonday #LetterR @JoScho

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ahsital
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using the rainy days to catch up on some reading.

Caroline2 I loved this book! Dark but fascinating! 😉 3y
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DebinHawaii
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#7Days7Books #Day3 @tpixie

One of the first “grownup” books that I snuck off the upper shelves of my parent‘s bookcase was the red paperback of this book. I was 9 or 10 & it made an impression for sure—it freaked me out a bit & I got a lecture when I was found reading it by my mom. Since I wasn‘t finished with it, I was lucky that my dad‘s view was that I started it so I might as well finish it & I did (& later watched the movie with him too)!😱

Cathythoughts Good book 👍🏻...and my fave by this author is A Kiss Before Dying ( my fave thriller (edited) 3y
DebinHawaii @Cathythoughts Yes! That one is excellent too! 👍👍 3y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Cool story. I love your dad's take on the situation. A bit like when kids are caught smoking, "well if you've had one, you gotta finish the packet", lol! I have this book from when I was a kid too, but I haven't read it yet. I do remember reading bits of Portnoy's Complaint and Christine from my mums shelf when I was about that age though. I remember fear, excitement and shock from both of those. 3y
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Emhill
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Getting some reading in between queues 👏

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Emhill
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Starting rosemarys baby 👍 break time 😊

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ahsital
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This is the year to catch up on some reading.

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Texreader
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Ok craziness! Who knew we could be reading censored versions of books, like Rosemary‘s Baby (if we are reading it in Spanish)?

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/franco-s-invisible-legacy-books-across-the-hi...

GingerAntics That‘s weird. It‘s terrible, too. 3y
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KPS-BOOKS-45
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This book has been in my TBR for a long time & yes WHY did I wait so long to read it! This book is amazing, loved it, I will now have to watch the movie. Highly recommend! #rosemarysbaby

jenniferajanes It‘s a good one, for sure! Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 📚 3y
KPS-BOOKS-45 @jenniferajanes sure is & thankyou! 3y
jenniferajanes @KPS-BOOKS-45 You‘re welcome! Happy reading! 3y
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lover.of.the.classics Welcome to the Litsy Family!!!🎉 3y
KPS-BOOKS-45 @lover.of.the.classics Thankyou 3y
DebinHawaii One of my favorites! The movie is excellent too. Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉 Hope you enjoy it here! 3y
KPS-BOOKS-45 @DebinHawaii Thankyou! I watched the movie last night & it was fantastic and I had actually visited “the bram” in 2018 not knowing it was the apartment block in the movie. 😀 3y
DebinHawaii @KPS-BOOKS-45 Very cool!😎 3y
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lele1432
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I ♥️ it all Michelle!! The skull squishy is going to my office to relieve stress.😌I'm all out of candy corn so I'll be digging into this bag & the suckers soon!! I love the skull lollipops!! The orange spice tea sounds amazing! And the books!! I am quickly adding to my King collection! So excited to finally have The Relic, I'm so intrigued by the Straub, this was the next Ruth Ware I wanted, & I'm starting the tagged today!!🤗#AllHallowsReadSwap

lele1432 @MaleficentBookDragon thank you so much for hosting AND being my match!! Everything was so thoughtful and perfect!! 🤗🤗 3y
MaleficentBookDragon Yay! I am so happy you got the package and like everything. I LOVE Relic and Rosemary's Baby. I reread these every once in a while. 3y
lele1432 @MaleficentBookDragon so glad to hear you enjoyed those! I have been wanting The Relic for forever. Evil lurking in a Natural History Museum gives me an Indiana Jones feel and it's right up my alley lol. I've thought I'd be too scared to read Rosemary's Baby for years now, but several bookish friends have reviewed it's a great piece of literary horror and now I'm super excited to own it!! Will make a great Halloween read. Thanks again! 3y
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bookishlyblessed
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First up, while doing social media and waking up is Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin. I'm drinking my coffee and waking up so an audiobook is the perfect way to start the day! #readathon

Cathythoughts Love this author 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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ValerieAndBooks
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Couldn‘t resist picking up this beer 😂! Roadsmary‘s Baby Scary Good Pumpkin Ale, by Two Roads Brewing Co. Will try it tonight, along with reading a ghost story or two.

Fun fact: in this book, Rosemary‘s baby is conceived on the very same exact date I was born 😱 !

I still haven‘t seen the movie 😳. Think I will plan to this weekend, or at least before Halloween!

LeahBergen Love it! 😆 3y
Reggie Lol, I am jealous. Hope you enjoy it!!! 3y
ValerieAndBooks @LeahBergen the beer was good (bought just one can) but doesn‘t make me want more of it 😊 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Reggie hubby doesn‘t want to watch it with me 🙄 so I‘ll do it while he‘s at work. I‘ll let you know what I think of it!! 3y
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