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The Shining
The Shining | Stephen King
Jack Torrances new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, hell have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.
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MoonWitch94
The Shining | Stephen King
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Dark & Twisty & Festive 🔪🎄 #WinterGames #JingleBallers #HolidayLaughs #TheShinning

Chab256 😂😂 4d
FantasyChick Yes! Dark and twisty! 6pts 4d
marleed Haha! 4d
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candc320
The Shining | Stephen King
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This was a re-read for me and I enjoyed it as much as I did the first time! Super creepy escapism! I actually finished this a few weeks ago but haven‘t had a chance to post. Jumped right into Doctor Sleep and boy-o-boy was that an incredible book as well! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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ValerieAndBooks
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Found this at Goodwill when dropping off donations 😮! It‘s going to be for my younger son who collects/reads SK in hardback 😊 . So, my book buying ban doesn‘t count. Even if I re-read it someday 😉 — I read this way back in HS from a mass market that I no longer have.

TheSpineView Gifts don't count! 2w
Reagan-reads Nice! I love the vintage hardcovers. I bought a vey early edition of A Time to Kill last year, not worth much but a beloved book and so neat to have a copy that isn‘t the mass market paperback. 2w
TrishB Nice copy 👍🏻 2w
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LeahBergen Nice! I read the old mass market back in my teens, too. 2w
ValerieAndBooks @TheSpineView they sure don‘t 😂 as long as I know it‘s something *they* would read 😊 2w
ValerieAndBooks @Reagan-reads that‘s cool! I think my son has that too — he has a few Grishams. And, given the fact that my eyes are getting older, I can‘t read from mass markets that well anyways, so why not 😊 (edited) 2w
ValerieAndBooks @TrishB I was surprised to find it there! It‘s a book club edition from 1977 with a young SK photo on the inner back flap 😊 2w
ValerieAndBooks @LeahBergen yes— mine was the gray tone cover with the blank face. Should have kept it for nostalgia ‘s sake 😂 2w
TrishB It‘s a great find! 2w
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SiriGuruDevSingh
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1. These days it‘s either urban fantasy or science fiction
2. The Grudge was a fantastic horror movie!
3. The Shining scared the crap out of me!
4. I like some light horror in a TV show—Stranger Things, Supernatural
5. Yes gore!!
6. What scares you?

BookwormAHN Clowns 3w
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ReadingIsMyHobby
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Had a bit of a reading slump, but slowly getting back into this. Maybe this will motivate me. What did you all think of it?

Melismatic It‘s not my fave King but literally any King helps me out of a reading slump! Hope you enjoy! 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It's my fave King book I've read so far. 3w
ReadingIsMyHobby @Melismatic what was your favorite book by him? 3w
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ReadingIsMyHobby @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego nice, yeah it‘s pretty good 3w
Melismatic @ReadingIsMyHobby Bag of Bones was my fave until I read Under The Dome which is now my ultimate. Needful Things was also great. Definitely a unique style with a million characters. 3w
Literary.Gem37 I am so scared to read a Stephen King book. 2w
Curiouser_and_curiouser I read The Shining when I was 15. I don't remember it being super scary but I do remember sticky taping a piece of paper over the cover of the book because it creeped me out! I also read Thinner and Misery at that time and they weren't scary, just creepy. Misery was my favorite. My mum had Christine on her book shelf when I was growing up and I would read little excerpts every so often, scared the Bejesus out of me!!!! Still on my TBR, lol. 1w
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Alfrazier21
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Just finished reading The Shining. I did really enjoy it; however I can‘t help but think it needed a bit more creepiness. Found this lovely photo on IG and had to share 🤣🤷‍♀️

Now on to Doctor Sleep!

TalecArashi 😂 3w
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Bookish.SAM
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I‘m doing a pretty deep dive before watching ‘Doctor Sleep.‘ (previously read The Shining and and nearly done the Doctor Sleep book)

Watched Kubrick‘s ‘The Shining‘ last night and ‘Room 237‘ tonight.

I found The Shining movie was a little disappointing compared to the book. 237 offers some pretty wild theories about what Kubrick was aiming for in the movie.

Anyone watched these? Thoughts?
Do you think Kubrick directed the 🌙 Landing?!? 🙃

BookDragonNotWorm My husband believes he probably filmed it. 👨‍🚀 He's researched it a lot more than I have, but I remember in high school in the 90s (I'm from the Space Coast) the astronauts having side effects from the VanAllen belt which is low orbit space, much closer to the Earth than the moon, so something's up. 3w
Bookish.SAM @BookDragonNotWorm ... interesting 🤔... faking the landing is one thing (I know little about it)... but I could believe it. The document interviews seems to find proof in The Shining movie (without much reference to other research) largely based on a sweater! Maybe Kubrick was just screwing with people 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
BookDragonNotWorm IDK about Kubrick, but there's a book by Bill Kaysing and a documentary called A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Moon that make an interesting case about a faked moon landing. The docu has 'leaked' footage of an astronaut aboard the spaceship being instructed how to fake distance shots. It's interesting...🤨 3w
TalecArashi Distance shots had to be """faked""" because the lack of atmosphere on the moon would make everything appear equally near or far. To not do those tricks would make for poor-quality and hard to understand photographs. 3w
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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This one was a roll over from October, because I was really enjoying it and wanted to savour it rather than rush it. This is now my favourite King novel. I will have to get Doctor Sleep now!

Reviewsbylola All the hype about this one makes me think maybe I should try it again. I didn‘t like it at all when I read it years ago. 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Reviewsbylola It's definitely slow going so I can se le why some people would be put off. Maybe try audio, if your into that? So many books so little time. 3w
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Alfrazier21
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Spending this cold snowy day catching up on some spooky reading. Now all I need is some hot chocolate and a big pot of soup. ❄️ 🍜 ☕️ 📚

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Bookworm1987
The Shining | Stephen King
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Gonna read this next by Stephen King

Deifio My hubby wants to watch the movie with me. And I'm a real scaredy cat with horror movies! 😅 4w
Bookworm1987 @Deifio you should watch it. Its really good 4w
PSreads73 Currently reading it also. 10% finished. 3w
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JanuarieTimewalker13
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Holy Cannoli, what a book!!! Every SK book I read I say “this is my favorite of his.” Lol I really, really enjoyed this one. The whole trip...satisfying ending. 4.5⭐️My fave character was Hallorann. Good guy. Love the whole “shining” ability- mental telepathy and precognition. Don‘t get me wrong, parts were scary as all get out, but loved it. 1977.

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Hforrester12
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Reading The Shining on a up and back trip to philly.

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bridge12
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You all told me this book was fantastic.... and good lord you were right! I LOVED this book, it was wonderfully spooky and so much better than the movie. Reminded me why I love King so much.

Lazy_Day_Reads I read a few months back and feel the same way haha book was great! 4w
bridge12 @Lazy_Day_Reads I‘m honestly so confused why it took me so long to read 4w
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BeccawithaBook
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My car took a crap so my husband drove me to work early so I‘m taking advantage with some early morning reading! ❤️❤️❤️

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Alnilu
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This book is hands down worth a read the book brings the hotels and it‘s characters to life in a way the movies simply can‘t do and the endings are entirely different making it even more worth the read.

Bookwormjillk The book goes so much more into the psychology in a way a movie never could 1mo
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kelli7990
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I first listened to this on Audible 1 year ago and I enjoyed it. Tonight, I finished listening to it again for #theredrumreadalong that is being hosted on Instagram. The next book I‘ll be listening to for #theredrumreadalong is Doctor Sleep which is perfect because the movie adaptation of Doctor Sleep comes out this month. I‘m interested to see how Dan Torrance has grown up.

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JoScho
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😱😱😱 1mo
sudi 👯 1mo
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚😱 1mo
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bridge12
The Shining | Stephen King
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Shocker, I‘m on another flight. However, this one is to Portland so a significantly longer flight. I‘m hoping to make a huge dent in this, specifically because it‘s almost due back at the library! 😱

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HoneyBeeLee
The Shining | Stephen King
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My reading buddy Pepper living her best life as I start reading The Shining for the first time. What‘s everyone readying this Friday? #whatareyoureadingfriday

AmyG One of my childhood dogs was Pepper. ❤️ 1mo
HoneyBeeLee @AmyG aww 💜 1mo
TalecArashi I'm reading the current issue of a quarterly magazine called Art Journaling -- light reading, lots of pictures... Good for a migraine 😅 1mo
HoneyBeeLee @TalecArashi lol hey it‘s something. Know that feeling though migraines are no joke. 1mo
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EH2018
The Shining | Stephen King
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1 of 3 #nightmareswap thank you so much @mreads !!! This was so nicely wrapped!! Love The Shining stickers!
And thanks for hosting @LibrarianRyan

Gissy I wish I could have that wrapping skill😔I don't 1mo
Gissy I wish I could have that wrapping skill but I don't 😔 1mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh. Your welcome. 1mo
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JacqMac
The Shining | Stephen King
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Next up. One of my favourites.
#scarathlon #TramStoker
@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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HoneyBeeLee
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Omg! Thank you @TorieStorieS I love my #nightmareswap can wait to start reading. The bookmarks are amazing too 😍

LibrarianRyan A dark tower pop!! 1mo
TorieStorieS So glad you like it!!! I had a lot of fun putting it all together!!! Happy Reading!! And Happy Halloween!! 🎃🎃🎃 1mo
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KimHM
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Mehso-so

I‘m def in the minority here, I know, but it just goes on for sooo long. It‘s certainly better than the movie.

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vivastory
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King's novel offers so much more than the story of a man's descent into homicidal madness. The main theme of employment & its attending difficulties is coupled with the struggles of addiction; these themes are enveloped in a terrifying winter setting (a malicious wonderland). King has a reputation for being a bit too wordy, but his pacing is flawless in this one. The terror is struck from the beginning & he holds the pitch to the final page.

BarbaraBB I think it‘s much more a psychological thriller than the movie. 1mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB I completely agree. I do like the movie, but I was genuinely surprised by the book 1mo
BarbaraBB Yeah me too, I did like the movie but I was pleasantly surprised by the book. 1mo
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Ingrid725
The Shining | Stephen King
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Let‘s see how well I sleep reading this one next lol

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BoleyBooks
The Shining | Stephen King
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚#boleybooks #TheShining #StephenKing

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Book_Fairy_Mary
The Shining | Stephen King
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Okay, okay. It took me forever (I've been busy) but I FINALLY finished The Shining! Holy guacamole, y'all! I'm so glad I picked it up! So many differences from the movie, so well written, so flippin clever! Now I'm dying to read Doctor Sleep!

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vivastory
The Shining | Stephen King
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Time to put my book away for the night
😬😂
#freezerhorror

Cinfhen 🥶🥶🥶 1mo
BGam @Cinfhen it should have been “the frozen” 😄 1mo
Cinfhen Hahahahaha @BGam 1mo
BGam @Cinfhen 😄 1mo
DaveGreen7777 😂😂👏 1mo
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vivastory
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GAH!! This might be the most frightening King I've read...

sprainedbrain I know it is for me! 😱 1mo
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bridge12
The Shining | Stephen King
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Enjoying my Sunday morning with the tagged book, a spiked seltzer and my favorite restaurant chips and salsa! (Ignore the styrofoam 🤦🏼‍♀️)

Waiting on a friend to take the pup to the park and then running back home to continue ready The Shining

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vivastory
The Shining | Stephen King
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Storm system Fforde has left the area. If you will recall this wintry mix arrived Friday. There will be a few hours to get out, run any errands, restock supplies before Storm System King. This one will be another wintry mix, temperatures will plummet. Forecast indicates 1,300 pages. Early models show this system will leave by Thur. or Friday. Caution around mazes is strongly advised. Stay inside, & drink plenty of warm liquids. Even red ones.

Sace This is brilliant! 1mo
Cinfhen Hahahahaha 😂😂😂ok; YOU WIN🙌🏻♥️ 1mo
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DGRachel Love this! 😆 1mo
sprainedbrain Love this! 😂 1mo
batsy Nice 👏🏽 1mo
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KimHM
The Shining | Stephen King
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“Vibratoriously.”

Um. 😜📚😜📚

#Halloween 🎃🙀

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Meghan1
The Shining | Stephen King
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So good!!

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BooksMcD
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The Shining is so addictive it‘s scary! 🍁☠️🎃👻

#24Hour #Readathon

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OriginalCyn620
The Shining | Stephen King
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Due to my wimpiness, I‘ve never read this book or seen the movie. But if Joey had to put his copy in the freezer, it must be #ascarybook! 😂😱
#fallisbooked

DaveGreen7777 BWAH-HA-HA!!! 😂👏 1mo
Clutterbucks_Queen I'm still yet to read this but it is definitely worth the watch! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This one was scary!!! 😱😱 1mo
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Gatesa
The Shining | Stephen King
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Truly scary. Very different from the movie! Definitely a solid recommendation for the spooky Halloween season 🎃

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KimHM
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I‘m not really a fan of #Halloween but Stephen King came up in Mass Comm class the other day so I decided perhaps it was time to get over the film version (😱😱😱) and read the book. So far, it‘s better than I expected (and I can see why SK disliked the movie). We‘ll see if he can stick the ending, tho . . . 😬

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LauraJ
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Salem‘s Lot, Misery, The Stand
#teamstoker

TheReadingMermaid Fantastic 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Nessavamusic
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Yay Stephen King and The Shining!
3 other books:
The Stand
Carrie
Misery
#TeamStoker for #Scarathlon
@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Beautifully done 50 points my dear!!! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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eri.reads
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Mini game answer post for #Scarathlon #TeamStoker
@TheReadingMermaid

3.books by author are tagged in comments. 😁

TheReadingMermaid Very well done. 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Chili
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#scarathlon #TeamStoker Stephen King The Shining, one of my favorites. He also wrote It, Carrie, The Stand, Cujo and many others.

TheReadingMermaid Great job sweetie 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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JacqMac
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1. Misery
2. Carrie
3. Salem‘s Lot
#scarathlon #TeamStoker
@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Very nice. 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Laughterhp
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#LiteraryQuotes - this quote is from the tagged book.

See 3 other King books in the comments below.

#teamstoker #scarathlon

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lele1432
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#LiteraryQuotes from tagged book by Stephen King. 3 additional books he's written: It, Pet Sematary, and Misery. #Scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid Well done. 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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BookwormAHN
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That is from The Shining by Stephen King, who also wrote
Pet Sematary, The Dead Zone and Cujo 👻
#Scarathlon #TeamStoker
#LiteraryQuotes @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Well done sweetie. 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
TheReadingMermaid Don't forget to hit the spoiler shield 😘 1mo
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SupTeaReadBooks
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The Shining, Stephen King. Three other novels: Carrie, Cujo, The Dead Zone

TheReadingMermaid Well done. 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Ingrid725
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Love my books!!!

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Meghan1
The Shining | Stephen King
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Reading something creepy in honor of Halloween. 😳

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