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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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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!!! 4w
Crazeedi I read this when I was a teenager 4w
Cazxxx @AmyG I want to see it now! 4w
Cazxxx @Crazeedi It‘s a good one! 4w
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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! 2mo
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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.

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

TheSpineView 👍📖📚🧡🎃🖤👻 2mo
DebinHawaii Yes! The original is SO much better! 😱 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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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 😂😂😂 2mo
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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 😱🙌🏻📚 2mo
Eggs 👿📚👶🏼 2mo
JenDR I love this book. 2mo
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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! 3mo
wanderinglynn Perfect! 🙌🏻🖤🎃 3mo
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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 👏🏻 👿 📚🖤 3mo
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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 ❤️ 4mo
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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 6mo
Kimberlone @reading_rainbow the movie is absolutely terrifying. Pretty sure I bought this at the thrift store just for the awesome cover. 6mo
sharread The movie is so old it's actually very funny. The make job for the demon was like 🤣 6mo
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Texreader Gosh I read this like forever ago. It‘s so good. 6mo
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 6mo
Eggs ♥️⚪️♥️👏🏻 6mo
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AmyG
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Happy Mother‘s Day!!!!!

MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂 7mo
Oryx Love that 7mo
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OriginalCyn620 Happy Mother‘s Day to you! 😂 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm Happy Mother‘s Day to you! 7mo
CBee I adore you @AmyG 😂😂😂😂 7mo
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 Happy Mother‘s Day! 7mo
Kdgordon88 Love this! 7mo
mrp27 😂😂 Happy Mother's Day! 7mo
LeahBergen Awesome. 😆 7mo
Tera66 Haha!! Awesome!🤣 7mo
Reggie Lol 7mo
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kwmg40
Rosemary's Baby | Ira Levin
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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😉♥️📚 7mo
BarbaraBB What is the sequel? 7mo
TheNeverendingTBR That ending!! 😶 Such despicable characters in this one 7mo
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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!
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BarbaraBB I never even heard of that! But I won‘t try, it might spoil the great 😱 ending of Rosemary‘s Baby! 7mo
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! 7mo
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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 9mo
TheNeverendingTBR Good choice! 9mo
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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 10mo
Jadams1776 @EadieB I‘ve read Misery, but didn‘t mind revisiting if that was the pick. I‘ll be happy with any of them 10mo
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 :) 10mo
null000 Im good w any of these! 10mo
Jadams1776 Ok - Bad Girls Don‘t Die it is! I‘m excited! @EadieB @magyklyXdelish @laurenashley 10mo
EadieB @Jadams1776 Great! 10mo
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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. 11mo
AmyG @Reggie It is my MOSt favorite movie. I think I have already watched it 10 times since beginning of Oct. 11mo
TheNeverendingTBR @Reggie @AmyG I've never seen it, I'll need to see it at some point - now that I've finished the book. 11mo
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AmyG Definitely watch it. It‘s brilliant. 11mo
LeahBergen Great photo! 11mo
TheNeverendingTBR @AmyG Certainly, I like watching the adaptation after the book! 😁 11mo
TheNeverendingTBR @LeahBergen Thanks Leah! 🙂 11mo
Michael_Gee Love this book! Great review. 11mo
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. 11mo
Michael_Gee @TheNeverendingTBR I do love that cover! I‘ve gotta read Paperbacks from Hell. 11mo
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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
Rosemary's Baby | Ira Levin
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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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4thhouseontheleft
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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!! 1y
BarkingMadRun My pile keeps changing as well! Gotta love it! 1y
thewallflower0707 Looks like a promising selection! I really enjoyed Mexican Gothic. 1y
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4thhouseontheleft @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. ? 1y
4thhouseontheleft @BarkingMadRun I‘m much more of a mood reader this year! 1y
4thhouseontheleft @thewallflower0707 Thanks! I definitely plan on reading Mexican Gothic this year, just as soon as I make it off the library holds list! 1y
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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. 😃 1y
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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! 1y
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 😀 1y
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! 1y
veritysalter @Susanita oh no! I‘m glad I‘m reading it now I‘m older. 1y
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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! 😉 2y
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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) 2y
DebinHawaii @Cathythoughts Yes! That one is excellent too! 👍👍 2y
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. 2y
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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. 2y
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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! 🎉 📚 2y
KPS-BOOKS-45 @jenniferajanes sure is & thankyou! 2y
jenniferajanes @KPS-BOOKS-45 You‘re welcome! Happy reading! 2y
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lover.of.the.classics Welcome to the Litsy Family!!!🎉 2y
KPS-BOOKS-45 @lover.of.the.classics Thankyou 2y
DebinHawaii One of my favorites! The movie is excellent too. Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉 Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
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. 😀 2y
DebinHawaii @KPS-BOOKS-45 Very cool!😎 2y
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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!! 🤗🤗 2y
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. 2y
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! 2y
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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 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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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! 😆 2y
Reggie Lol, I am jealous. Hope you enjoy it!!! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @LeahBergen the beer was good (bought just one can) but doesn‘t make me want more of it 😊 2y
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!! 2y
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MatchlessMarie
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Just finished the tagged book which is my 7/25 for #bfc #bfcr4 Last time I went to the library I saw that they have a walking group that meets on Wednesdays so I am going to check it out. Might watch the movie when I get home. Also going to be helping the boy decorate his literary pumpkin tonight. He still hasn't picked a book/character. Last year we did Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

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MatchlessMarie
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#superfeats: Audio wrapping my swap goodies for #NightmareSwap and #AllHallowsReadSwap to take to the post office today finally! Also shout-out to @AmyG for piquing my interest. I'm 3+ hours in and I really like it. Never saw the movie. #soaringscores @Cinfhen @CrowCAH @LibrarianRyan @MaleficentBookDragon

LibrarianRyan Yeah. I never thought the movie was all that. It was good, but not what I would consider a classic. I may have to give the book a try. 2y
Cinfhen I want to read the book too!!! I LOVED 2y
AmyG Ahhh this made my day. The book is great.....but the movie is 🙌🏻. My favorite of all time movie. (edited) 2y
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MatchlessMarie @LibrarianRyan I'll have to check it out once I finish the book. @Cinfhen That was one of the first things I noticed! That ones been in my tbr for a while too. 2y
MatchlessMarie @AmyG the audio is narrated by Mia Farrow maybe I will appreciate the movie more once I'm done 👻🧡 2y
CrowCAH You can do it; wrap and ship! 2y
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Lizpixie
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Another scary movie watched from my #Scareathlon playlist. Having a problem concentrating so it‘s movies for now. This is the movie that gave me an obsession with the Dakota building in Manhattan. #TeamSlaughter 4points-890

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EH2018
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Made plans to watch this next week...is it as good as the book?
#scarathlon #TeamSlaughter #halloween @Clwojick

ImperfectCJ This is one of my favorite movies! I watched it many times before I read the book, so I'm not sure how I would feel about the movie if I did it the other way around, but if I remember right, the movie is pretty faithful to Levin's original, and a lot of the dialogue was identical. 2y
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EH2018
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Finished Rosemarys Baby!! So good! Looking forward to the movie 👹
@Clwojick #scarathlon #TeamSlaughter #halloween

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AmyG
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#Spooky50K @MatchlessMarie Congrats and thank you so much for your giveaway!

My daughter and I have a tradition of watching Rosemary‘s Baby (our favorite movie) during the month of Halloween. Every year. Ha...she hs a new BF and I already asked her- have you watched his with him yet??? 😆

MatchlessMarie 😅🕷️ 2y
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EH2018
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Just getting into this one! Really good so far!
#scarathlon @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter

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kamoorephoto
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This is one of my favorite films of all time, not just of the horror variety; the beautiful cinematography, the stellar acting, along with the perfect casting, the slow buildup of absolute terror in Rosemary as she realizes the truth of her situation...I adore this classic horror thriller.

Side note: my son‘s name is Roman, for no reason whatsoever.

#TeamSlaughter +2
@Clwojick
#Scarathlon

AmyG This is one of my favorites, too. I watch it every October . At least once. 2y
lele1432 I've gotta finally watch this one! 2y
ElizaMarie I‘m gonna watch this one this month too. My hubby let me pick all our horror and I‘m going to do some rewatches :) 2y
Reggie His eyes, his eyes!!!! What have you done to his eyes?!!!!!! He has his fathers eyes. Those aren‘t Guy‘s eyes!!!!!! Guy isn‘t his father, Satan is!!!! All hail Satan!!!! Lol I love this movie too!!! 2y
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Sleepswithbooks
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So “Rosemary‘s Baby” is a horror book/movie...
My mom‘s name was Rosemary...
That makes ME “Rosemary‘s baby.”

I am absolutely certain I‘ve caused my mom to make the same expression as Mia Farrow‘s above when I was growing up.

Does that count for a point? A half? A quarter? @Clwojick ? @TheReadingMermaid ? (it never hurts to ask)

#creativepointing
#Scarathlon

AmyG So when you were born...it was the year One! (edited) 2y
Sleepswithbooks @AmyG 😱😱😱 2y
Clwojick Definitely worth a point! 2y
Gissy 😳😂 2y
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