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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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TheBookgeekFrau
The Shining | Stephen King
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Ruthiella 😂😂😂 🤖 1mo
TheBookgeekFrau @Ruthiella 🙌🏼🙌🏼😁 1mo
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bthegood 😅 😅 1mo
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MatchlessMarie
The Shining | Stephen King
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Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
NikkiM5 Love it 🤣 2mo
MatchlessMarie @willaful omg the comments are great 🤣 2mo
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LibraryCin
The Shining | Stephen King
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I read it as a teenager in the ‘80s. This time I listened to the audio. I really liked it, but I do suspect it would have been creepier (and I would have been less likely to lose focus) if I‘d read the print. But, having already read the print, I wanted to try the audio. And there were still creepy parts, but it‘s pretty much impossible to get Jack Nicholson out of my head… or Shelley Duval or the actor who played Danny in the original movie.

CatLass007 I‘ve never seen the movie or the miniseries. But the book scared me nearly to death. It was very frightening. I read it in the winter when it first came out in paperback in the 70s. (edited) 3mo
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forestandcrow
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Definitely spooky at some points. I realized at some points i should have not used at as a bed time book. 🙃 glad i finally read it!

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forestandcrow
The Shining | Stephen King
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Had plans for a walk today with my littles. The rain had other plans. Books and snuggles with them.

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forestandcrow
The Shining | Stephen King
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Feeding little bear and reading finally

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LadyCait84
The Shining | Stephen King
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Doing a spooky movie night double feature…have to admit The Shining hits different now that I‘ve read the book.

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AllDebooks
The Shining | Stephen King
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#OutstandingOctober #Readathon #Scarathlon #Littenlisten

I forgot to post my roundup of a very relaxing weeks reading, albeit in a scary way 🖤🎃🖤
All of the above were fantastic reads. The Shining was a reread. I devoured Stephen Kings books as a teen. It's good to revisit them.
@Andrew65 @Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookwormjillk @aperfectmjk

Bookwormjillk Looks like a great week! 4mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 4mo
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peanutnine
The Shining | Stephen King
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#AutumnPlease Day 19 👁️ #EyesOnCover
This is my bookclub's pick for the month and one of the #TeamBOOkLovers team reads for #scarathlon. I should probably pick it up soon, it's glaring at me...
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs @Bookwormjillk

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👀📚🙀 4mo
Eggs Brilliant 🧡❤️‍🔥💛 4mo
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Bookwormjillk
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I‘ve read this a few times, but this is the first time I‘ve done the audiobook. I still loved it, and jumped a few times when listening to this on walks. The book is so different from the movie (though I like them both.)

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
Emilymdxn I really need to reread this one! 4mo
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 4mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👻👻👻 4mo
tpixie I remember being afraid of the topiary garden… 4mo
gossamerchild Yes, the book was fabulous! SK is such a hit or miss for me, but this book is so well-written and compelling. I love the movie equally, though ;-D 4mo
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LadyCait84
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Well, that was intense.

(But fantastic for the #scarathlon word search — so many uses of the words “blood” and “dark.”)

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dabbe
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Eggs Fabulous choice 👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
dabbe @Eggs 💙🖤💙 4mo
CatLass007 🙌 4mo
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dabbe @CatLass007 💙🖤💙 4mo
CatLass007 Scary, scary book. 4mo
dabbe @CatLass007 And the movie ... oy! 😱 4mo
CatLass007 I‘ve never seen the movie. The book was quite scary enough. 🤯 4mo
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LocalTXLibrarian
The Shining | Stephen King
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with the colder season approaching, i've been tempted to purchase this scarf... #AutumnPlease #scarathlon

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mom_of_4
The Shining | Stephen King
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MatchlessMarie Not the Gwar recommendation hahaha 5mo
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AllDebooks
The Shining | Stephen King
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#Scarathlon #TEAMBooklovers

Stephen King backlist - 66 titles
Same setting (Colorado) - 6 titles
Shining in title - 8 titles
King in title - 18 titles

Total - 98 titles × 10 points = 980 points

@Bookwormjillk @Clwojick @StayCurious

Clwojick Awesome job! 5mo
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gossamerchild
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Wow. That was... compelling. I really enjoyed that. SK is such a hit or miss for me. Good buddy read choice for #scarathlon #TeamBOOklovers!

@Bookwormjillk

Bookwormjillk 🪓🏔️👯‍♀️👻🎃👻🎃 5mo
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Jadams1776
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For Day 1 of the #scarathlonphotochallenge, I‘m posting the black cover of The Shining- one of #TeamBOOkLovers team books. #scarathlon23

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BookwormAHN
The Shining | Stephen King
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Here are some of the movies and series that I plan to watch for #Scarathlon Most I've seen and are some of my favorites 🖤
#BlackCatCrew
@Clwojick @StayCurious

catsuit_mango Have you seen High Tension ? From your list you might like it 😉 5mo
BookwormAHN @catsuit_mango I did years ago but it might be time for a rewatch 😸 5mo
catsuit_mango @BookwormAHN I only saw it once but while I am used to scary movies I was already jumpy 15 minutes in... Plus I really like the main actress Cecile de France 5mo
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gossamerchild
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Here's my #tbr for this year's #Scarathlon. So excited for the spooky season. Let's go, #TeamBOOklovers!

@Bookwormjillk

Bookwormjillk Great list! Can‘t wait for October! 👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃 5mo
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gossamerchild
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Excited to get started on this one for the #scarathlon buddy read. I have it prepped and ready to go on my nook! I love this time of year :-D

@Bookwormjillk #BOOklovers

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CuriousG
The Shining | Stephen King
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In terms of movies I love for October, here are the ones I've watched multiple times, despite the fact they sometimes cause me to lose sleep 😬
I've included candies I love, but the reality is I love pretty much any candy, I'm not super fussy; the only exceptions are candy corn and black licorice.
#hauntedhollowswap #HHS #HHS23 @wanderinglynn

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego We watched The Descent last night. And almost 20 years later, it still holds up. 6mo
wanderinglynn Your scare level is much higher than mine! 👻 6mo
CuriousG @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hands down one of the scariest movies I've ever seen, especially as I'm slightly claustrophobic and the idea of just being in a cave is terrifying to me. I have no ide why I've tortured myself by watching this movie so many times. Lol 6mo
CuriousG @wanderinglynn Somrtimes I regret my choices after the fact, but I continue to do the same thing so I must like being 😱 6mo
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DebbieGrillo
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1. The Shining

2. The Amityville Horror

3. Psycho

@dabbe #TLT in the wee hours on Saturday

Thanks for the tag, @TheLudicReader and @ShelleyBooksie

TheLudicReader Excellent choices. 6mo
dabbe #1: one of mine, too! #greatminds
#2: Oh, yeah, I forgot about this one! Yikes!
#3: I can't believe I didn't pick PSYCHO; the 1963 film's beginning was filmed in my city! (Phoenix) 🧡🖤🧡
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Tkimsal
The Shining | Stephen King
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30 Book Recommendations in 30 Days — Day 26 “The Shining,” by Stephen King.

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jackilynn
The Shining | Stephen King
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Yet again my sister knocks it out of the park with birthday gifts (even if it is almost a month late). The door perfectly complements the head she gave me last year. And this was only part 1 of 2 of her gifts. I can't wait to see what part 2 is!

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TheBookgeekFrau
The Shining | Stephen King
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Eggs 🖤🩶🖤 9mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
The Shining | Stephen King
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Everyone knows about this haunted hotel, and likely has images of the movie seared into their brain. But, King‘s novel is superior. The tension and isolation when reading this is palpable. One feels Jack‘s sanity teetering with each weird event. Was Jack a bad man destined to destroy his family, or did the hotel prey upon a man with a weakness as it would upon any of us? Perhaps the scariest thing is knowing The Overlook could get into us too. 5⭐️

Bklover Love your review! 11mo
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MatchlessMarie
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I read and watched The Shining for the first time (if you can believe it lol) last week. I have been trying to get back on the #losersclub train since Doctor Sleep is next. I can see why King criticizes the film especially having read the book first but the film is iconic in its own right. It‘s probably a coincidence that I‘ve been craving rum raisin ice cream since I finished it 😉 #BirthdayPixieReadathon #MarchMadness

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 11mo
Aimeesue Haha! Rum raisin redrum! 11mo
Lizpixie 🙌🎉 11mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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I made great progress during this month‘s #20in4 #readathon! I started and finished “The Shining” and got further with “The Great Mortality.” I think I read about 1000 pages and very much enjoyed my weekend of morbid reading. 😀🖤

Megabooks Hey markup book club friend! Is Golden Child on the way to me? It‘s okay if it‘s not, but I‘m just wanting to keep an eye out. 👀 hope you‘re doing well! 😁 11mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @Megabooks Hi!! Not yet, but it will be by the end of the weekend! 😀 11mo
Megabooks @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks great! 👍🏻 11mo
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Staci
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Better than the movie.

5feet.of.fury SK hated Kubrick‘s version. 11mo
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reading.rainb0w
The Shining | Stephen King
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I've never been much of a re-reader. It's usually a one-and-done for me. Since I'm challenging myself to read all Stephen King books chronologically, I'm going to reread quite a few. This book holds up!! I couldn't put it down the first time and the second time...exactly the same. It's just the kind of creepy to get you yelling at the characters decisions, but not so scary you want to hurl the book across the room in fright. A favorite. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TheNeverendingTBR
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1️⃣ The clear skies at night, when there are millions of stars visible.

2️⃣ Definitely has to be The Shining by Stephen King, which I'm due a re-read of.

Thanks for the tag @PageShifter

I tag @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday

TieDyeDude Yes, star gazing is great in the winter! 13mo
TheNeverendingTBR @TieDyeDude That's about it. I'm not much of a fan of winter, I prefer warmer weather 🥶 13mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing 13mo
PageShifter I can nothing else than totally love your answers 🥰 13mo
reading.rainb0w I just started a reread of The Shining. Definitely agree it's a good winter read! 13mo
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InkedBookworm13
The Shining | Stephen King
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#Two4tuesday
1. Christmas 🎄 I love Christmas lights and gift giving. I love making Christmas cookies and spending time with family. Other than that, I hate winter.
2. The Shining. I love Stephen King books and this is one of my all time favorites. I would love to visit the Overlook hotel someday.

@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing!❤️🎄📖 13mo
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jackilynn
The Shining | Stephen King
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A friend made me the awesome new cup & my Stephen King loving heart couldn't be happier. I think Jack Torrence approves as well!! 😬😜

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LeaKell
The Shining | Stephen King
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I feel as if I have been checked into the Overlook Hotel the past week. And much like the Torrence family, I could not escape this terrifying book. So scary and so well done.

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LeftyDv
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I‘ve locked doors and slept with lights on this past week as I made it through this terrifying tale. Like Danny in the story, I could not make my mind shut off as I pondered the family‘s fate through the work week. There will be more King on my horizon… but I need to read something a bit more mellow next.

noseinabookagain I always balance out King with more lighthearted reads in between as well! I‘d recommend Misery or Pet Semetary next, both terrifying 13mo
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johncadams
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Loved the way the novel charts the psychological decline of the main character.

#horror #StephenKing

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reschmid
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Cazxxx
The Shining | Stephen King
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#manicmonday #letters @CBee

📕 Tagged
🖊️ VE Schwab
🍿 The silence of the lambs
🎤 Slayer
🎵 Saturday night-Misfits

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snapsnarlgrowl
The Shining | Stephen King

Right after I downloaded my hold from Libby it started snowing here. 🌨🤨❄️

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paisleyjess
The Shining | Stephen King
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Creepiest of his books so far for me. Not gory, just creepy.

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bthegood
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bthegood Tagged by @WJCintron to post a favorite read with no caption (I think discussing it in comments section is not breaking that rule) #nocaptionchallenge - I tag @rwmg -
Make a great day everyone.
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WJCintron @bthegood 🙌👏👏 You definitely won the challenge. I never thought of this. Adding the caption or whatever I wanted in the comments! 🤣😃👍👍 1y
bthegood @WJCintron 😂 I think @rwmg may have won the challenge 😂 (edited) 1y
WJCintron @bthegood 🤣😂🤣🙌 1y
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forestandcrow
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Thank you @wen4blu !
I apologize for the post office fiasco. I was glad it shipped and made it to my place and not shipped back to you.
Myself and my kiddo love the candy!
Super excited to read the books.

I will definitely be doing more of these! It was lots of fun.
#allhallowsreadswap

wen4blu It was quite a postal adventure with your box. Happy it got there in time and Happy Halloween! 1y
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bthegood
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@Eggs #WondrousWednesday Thanks for the tag @peanutnine
1. The Shining was the first book #death #ScarathlonDailyPrompts
(Poseidon Adventure first movie because my parents took us to drive in to see it we were living on the coast that summer, I was about 9 - feared a tidal wave would come🤦‍♀️)
2. Recently read book - The Witches by Roald Dahl
3. Browns and oranges and greens

#Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash

Make a great day everyone 🎃🧙

peanutnine Roald Dahl, great choice! ☺️ 1y
Eggs Thanks for playing 🤎🧡💚 1y
bthegood @peanutnine @Eggs 👍🧙👻🧛‍♂️🎃 1y
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noseinabookagain
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Stephen King is the master of horror and the king of dread; this is clearly evident in the masterpiece that is The Shining.

Jack Torrance‘s whirlwind descent into madness is pure terror within the pages, and you just know that shit is going to hit the fan! Realistic horrors such as alcoholism blend seamlessly with supernatural elements, creating a truly terrifying read.

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Twainy
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🎧 📚 I loved the book! You know the story. You‘ve seen the Jack Nicholson movie. The book was great!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️2/3

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AmandaBlaze
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bthegood This was my scared pick as well - 🙂 1y
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Skygoddess1
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I let the boyfriend select the next movie and he chose Kubrick‘s The Shining. +11 pts #scarathlon #TeamMonsterMash

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Pikathulhu
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I love The Shining, despite my reservations about Jack Torrance as a character. This book breathes with unexpected life, much like The Overlook within, delighting me again and again with the bright personality and heartbreaking innocence of young Danny Torrance. Providing readers with such a vulnerable and winning protagonist truly amplifies the terror felt as Danny tries to avoid being claimed by the malevolent spirit of The Overlook. 5/5