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There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby
There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales | Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
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New York Times Bestseller Winner of the World Fantasy Award One of New York Magazine's 10 Best Books of the Year One of NPRs 5 Best Works of Foreign Fiction The literary event of Halloween: a book of otherworldly power from Russias preeminent contemporary fiction writer Vanishings and aparitions, nightmares and twists of fate, mysterious ailments and supernatural interventions haunt these stories by the Russian master Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, heir to the spellbinding tradition of Gogol and Poe. Blending the miraculous with the macabre, and leavened by a mischievous gallows humor, these bewitching tales are like nothing being written in Russiaor anywhere else in the worldtoday.
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cobwebmoth
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1. One of my aunts still calls me "Twinkie". She started calling me that when I was a little kid. She couldn't pronounce my first name properly, so she gave up and called me "Twinkie" instead.
2. Tagged
3. Sure
4. It draws me in, but if it's a good book I don't care what the cover looks like.
5. Whoever wants to play. I don't want anyone to feel left out.?
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

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rachelsbrittain
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Book Outlet haul 😍

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LauraJ
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Must read her other books! My favorites of these short stories were the fairytales. They‘re not Disney-like topics with princesses, but eerie like the original Grimm‘s fairytales. Think a sparse, dark Katherine Arden. Thanks for sending this @TheWordJar 🖤🖤🖤🖤

TheWordJar So glad you enjoyed it! Definitely one of my favorites! 1y
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LauraJ
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So I sat down intending to read just a few short stories and am now 1/3 into the book.
#caturday #catsoflitsy

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TheWordJar
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When I saw we were taking a trip to #Russia today I had to post about Ludmilla Petrushevskaya. If you are looking for dark, twisted stories, check her out. I‘ve read the tagged book and really enjoyed its fairy-tale-esque feel. Her other books have been on my TBR forever, but I would especially like to read her memoir.

#AugustIsATrip

LauraJ Great recommendation! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!! I‘ll add her to my tbr list! 1y
vkois88 They sound wickedly good! 1y
AnansiGirl I think she‘s on my forever tbr.... somewhere 😬 1y
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catiewithac
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Thanks so much @slightlyfoxed for the wonderful #shortstoryswap box! I‘m really excited to read these collections 🤓 They look strange and weird which is exactly what I like! What a great swap!!! Thanks @CSeydel for hosting 😄

CSeydel Love it! Thanks for participating 💗 2y
CSeydel That tote bag though 😍😍 2y
catiewithac @CSeydel it‘s pretty cool 😎 2y
ephemeralwaltz I gifted Shirley Jackson too!😍 2y
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Wellreadhead
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Book review for There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbour's Baby by Ludmila Petrushevskaya
Check out the full review here:
http://www.athinsliceofanxiety.com/2018/06/review-there-once-lived-woman-who-tri...
#athinsliceofanxiety #fairytales #russia #read #books #fantastic #horror #scarystories #ludmillapetrushevskaya

Airforcesister Well that‘s a mouthful. Lol 2y
Librarian199509 I remember liking this collection when I read it and then realizing almost immediately that none of it stuck and I can't remember any of the stories at any level of detail. 2y
Dietz123 Based on the title, I‘m not super motivated to read it. 2y
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I love Russian and Eastern European folktales and this is a modern version. I loved these short stories, the last part of the book was the strongest and when I couldn't put this down. If you've read the old folk stories you will recognise the bones of them in these but with a slightly more modern soviet era twist. The translation is wonderful sentences kept catching me and making me smile. #readingwomenchallenge #womenintranslation

ohyeahthatgirl I love Petrushevskaya! 2y
Weaponxgirl @ohyeahthatgirl I'm definitely going to look out for some more of her stuff now! 2y
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Fancypants
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Picked this up because it sounded creepy but meh. Maybe only one or two out of all of them were creepy to me.

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Kalalalatja
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What a weird, awesome, dark and twisted collection of modern fairy tales! Stories about a father, who finds his child in an abandoned house, an apocalypse, the places we go to when we die and so mich more. I did try to read one story a day, but I think they work better if you read it in little chunks at a time. I will definitely pick up more of Petrushevskaya's works 👍

#RussianLit2017

Ashley_Nicoletto I immediately looked this up on Amazon. This looks like something I need. 😂 2y
Kalalalatja @Ashley_Nicoletto if you like dark, magical, kinda scary, and weird stories, this is definitely for you! 😄 2y
mariaku21 Oooh by the cover alone looks good. Adding to the tbr list for "magical, kinda scary" 2y
Kalalalatja @mariaku21 the cover is tied to one of the stories and it was so good! 2y
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Kalalalatja
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My kind of not-so-#freakyFriday - only cakes and #RussianLit2017 for me. I have had a really busy week, and in #timeslikethese I like to treat myself a little extra (who am I kidding, I treat myself all the time!). But this Friday, this mean two cakes, two books and two hours of reading time. I'm switching between audio and print for C&P, so I'm getting through it pretty quickly 👍

#Rocktober #SpookyOctober

Cinfhen Great photo & your cake matches your book cover ~ #impressive 2y
BarbaraBB Great post! 2y
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Kalalalatja
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Starting my #RussianLit2017 with these two. The tagged book will be my new fairytale-a-day book, and from the first tale I have read, it is going to be a dark ride!

Baba Yaga's Assistant looks fun and light, and that's what I need on this Monday night 👍

If you feel like joining in with some Russian lit of your own during October, feel free to use the hashtag, and tag me in your post 👏

Natasha.C.Barnes Ooo I love anything Baba Yaga related. Which is why I also want to read 2y
Kalalalatja @Natasha.C.Barnes that sounds good! 2y
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Kalalalatja
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A stack of white books for @Cinfhen and the #bookcolortag 📚 I was a bit surprised by how many white books I could find on my shelves. These were the ones that could fit into the picture 😄

I have slept really badly and the weather is grey today, so I need something to cheer me up - a YELLOW stack of books. @4thhouseontheleft @Aninski @ferskner you up for it?

BarbaraBB Beautiful pic! As is the red one! 2y
4thhouseontheleft 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 2y
Cinfhen Lovely 💟💟💟💟💟sorry you didn't sleep well....here's to the weekend 💋 2y
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Reviewsbylola There is something very appealing about a white spine. 2y
Avanders Love it! 2y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I have been waiting for the weekend since Monday! And I might have to kick it off with a little nap 😄 2y
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB @Avanders thanks! 💕 @Reviewsbylola they don't look like much on the shelves, but together they look really nice! 2y
aeeklund So sorry you slept badly! Hope you're able to rest and recharge! 2y
monkeygirlsmama Vampires in the Lemon Grove? Interesting. 2y
Kalalalatja @aeeklund I have had a nap and lots of coffee which have helped a lot! I was just one of those nights, I guess. Both my bf and I had trouble sleeping, it was really weird... 2y
Kalalalatja @monkeygirlsmama it is a short story collection with some wonderfully weird stories. I would definitely recommend it 👍 2y
monkeygirlsmama @Kalalalatja In that case, I'll have to stack it. 😁 2y
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zsuzsanna_reads
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This is an excellent collection of short stories that also happens to go with today's #backintheussr theme. Highly recommended.

Cinfhen Great title and fantastic cover ❤️ 3y
shawnmooney What @Cinfhen said! 👏👏 3y
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ElizaTodd
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Luckily I had steak last night and I remembered to take this picture #vampchallenge #bookandsteak 💃🏻

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Kalalalatja
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Some of my #freshpicks by which I mean newest books 📚 😄

#springflingreading

Wife I'm excited about Memoirs of a Polar Bear. Please post what you think after reading. Sounds so weird, but intriguing. 🌹 3y
Kalalalatja @Wife I will post a review once I have read it 👍 3y
zsuzsanna_reads Looks like an awesome selection. ❤ 3y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Thank you !!!
I ❤️💜💙our book swap! I've not heard of any of these so I'm excited to discover new authors! I actually mailed yours out this cold frigid morning. You should get them soon. I look forward to more #bookswap s to come.

TheWordJar Woo hoo! I hope you enjoy them! 3y
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Kalalalatja
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These books #setineasterneurope have the best titles I have ever seen! They are all on my #tbr and I really need to buy them soon 📚

#photoadaynov16

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britt_brooke Nice photo. 📷👌🏻 3y
BookishFeminist I love these covers!! 3y
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Kirstin
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Like a Russian version of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, this book is a collection of folk tales with a frightening bent. #longtitle #booktober

TheWordJar This book was so much fun! Very dream-like in some stories. I like leaving it in a visible place because some people (*cough*non-readers) have great reactions to the title! 3y
Kirstin @TheWordJar Yes, the title is jarring for some(read-my mother)😂 I'm about halfway through the stories, reading them here and there. I love folklore. 3y
tricours Oh wow, this I have to read! 😳 3y
Eyelit I really liked that one! Good choice 😃 3y
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