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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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LokiDokey
The Shining | Stephen King
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I needed this today. So freaking funny 😂
#scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

Lizpixie 🤣🤣🤣 11h
Kaila-ann That‘s too funny!! 11h
Bookwormjillk 😹😹😹 10h
Soubhiville 😸🤣😂 10h
Meaw_catlady That is absolutely my cats at 5 in the morning . Lol 5h
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DaveGreen7777
The Shining | Stephen King
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Day 11 of the #Fallisbooked challenge by @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @OriginalCyn620

#leaves - “The wind sighed through the trees, and the fallen leaves rattled up the deserted walks and around the hubcaps of parked cars. It was a faint and sorrowful sound, and the boy thought that he might be the only one in Boulder awake enough to hear it. The only human being, at least.”

Stephen King can make even leaves scary! 🍂🍁😱

OriginalCyn620 Those are cute! 🍁🍂👻 2d
DaveGreen7777 @OriginalCyn620 I love them! 😀👻👻👻👻👻 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😱🍂🍁 2d
DaveGreen7777 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Aren‘t they boo-tiful?! 😍👻👻👻👻 2d
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LokiDokey
The Shining | Stephen King
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Stacypatrice Yessssss!!! Killer Boyfriends 🔪🔪 2d
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Christinak
The Shining | Stephen King
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By noon the craving for a drink had become a low-grade fever. He went to Al‘s. “You dry?” Al asked before letting him in. Al looked horrible. “Bone dry. You look like Lon Chaney in #Phantom of the Opera.”

#QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead #GiveAScaryBook

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Book_Fairy_Mary
The Shining | Stephen King
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It's time for something spoooooky! 👻

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I_Like_Big_Books
The Shining | Stephen King
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5/5 ⭐️

Surprisingly, I‘ve never seen the movie. Given this is October, I thought I‘d read a Steven King. I really enjoyed this one and it was a good change from the romances I‘ve been reading.

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SmartSassery
The Shining | Stephen King
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A book and a warm coffee on a cold wet October day. I'm pretty much set for the afternoon. 🖤

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JenlovesJT47
The Shining | Stephen King
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After reading this book, I find myself feeling irrationally angry at Stanley Kubrick for not doing this masterpiece justice in the movie version. The book is so different from the movie. There is so much character development, and no cheesiness whatsoever. Genuinely frightening, especially the last third of the book — I was on the edge of my seat! 😱 5⭐️ Highly recommended!!

#screamathon
#horror
#StephenKing

LeslieO Totally agree! 4d
TrishB Agree! Dislike the over the top cheesiness in the film!! 4d
sprainedbrain Agree completely! The book is so much better. 4d
JenlovesJT47 @LeslieO @TrishB @sprainedbrain right?! I mean, don‘t get me wrong — Jack Nicholson is a phenomenal actor, but when you first see him in the movie you‘re automatically thinking he‘s a little crazy. Kind of defeats the purpose of the novel! 😵 4d
4thhouseontheleft 🧡👻🖤 2d
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BookwormAHN
The Shining | Stephen King
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Tonight's movie The Shining 🖤
#Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 5d
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MoonWitch94
The Shining | Stephen King
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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy ✍️🔪 #TheShinning #HalloweenMurderMovie #TeamSlaughter #REDRUM #Scarathlon

Clwojick Ugh. I have to watch this! I still haven‘t seen it 6d
MoonWitch94 @Clwojick It‘s a creepy, spooky thriller for sure! Definitely a #teamslaughter film 🎞 6d
ElizaMarie Some theaters were playing it on the big screen in preparation for Doctor Sleep 6d
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TheSpineView
The Shining | Stephen King
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#manicmonday @JoScho
📖 Tagged
🎞 Adam's Family
🎶 Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett and the Crypt Kickers (Yes that is a real band name)

JoScho Thanks for playing 😱🖤😱 6d
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candc320
The Shining | Stephen King
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Going in for a re-read before (hopefully) tackling Doctor Sleep before seeing the movie next month. I‘m not the fastest reader so I might have bitten off more than I can chew! Two door stopper books in just a month? Maybe 🤷🏼‍♀️

sprainedbrain You can do it! I just finished Doctor Sleep and loved it SO MUCH. ❤️ 6d
candc320 Thanks so much, @sprainedbrain ! You‘ve got me pumped to do this 🏋🏼‍♀️📚 6d
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Lizpixie
The Shining | Stephen King
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Halloween has never been a big deal in Australia, I‘ve never been trick or treating, no mazes, haunted houses or hay rides. No pumpkin patches or apple picking. It‘s Spring here, today was 30C(86F)so no fallen leaves or cool breezes. So I watch scary movies instead. And pretend it‘s autumn outside🍂🍁🍂🎃 #Scareathlon #TeamSlaughter 1point #PointsTotal-51 (includes 2points for comments on @Clwojick posts)

Caroline2 That‘s a great list! I might watch all of them too! 😁 1w
kamoorephoto Those are usually on my list too!!! 1w
Clwojick Fantastic list. I especially love Practical Magic 1w
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Rissa1
The Shining | Stephen King
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Day 5 #chillingphotochallenge #Horror my Pops Celebrating my favorite book by the king of horror. #Scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

LokiDokey ❤️ that mug 1w
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Bookwormjillk
The Shining | Stephen King
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Finally cold enough to wear my horror socks and boots. #chillingphotochallenge #teamslaughter #scarathlon

AmyG Wow. Amazing socks! 1w
Beatlefan129 I love those!! 1w
Slajaunie I wish! We are still in the 90‘s. Enjoy! 1w
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Howseldomtheydo
The Shining | Stephen King
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This is a pic of The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park Colorado, which inspired King to write The Shinning. #tbr

Chrissyreadit I love Estes Park!! 1w
Howseldomtheydo @Chrissyreadit We were there for the first time in June. I would love to go back! 1w
SheReadsAndWrites My mom has stayed there. 😬🤭 1w
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Nerdy_Bookworm
The Shining | Stephen King
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My oldest son and I are getting ready for the new Doctor Sleep movie by reading the Shining Duology!

#CatsOfLitsy

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SmartSassery
The Shining | Stephen King
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Seems like an appropriate day for a great re-read. This is one of my favorites. 🖤 Can you believe I've never read Doctor Sleep. 🤷🏻‍♀️

#OctoberReads

sprainedbrain I‘m reading Doctor Sleep right now... and loving it! 1w
SmartSassery @sprainedbrain I bet it is great! I'm hoping to start it after this reread. I'm excited!! 1w
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JenlovesJT47
The Shining | Stephen King
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Hi everyone! I keep seeing posts about #screamathon and #scarathalon (hope I spelled that right!😱) and want to join in but don‘t know exactly what it entails. I plan on starting The Shining tonight and want to get through a stack of scary books this month. So this all sounds like great motivation but I need more details pretty please! 🥺🙏🏻 Thank you all in advance! 🤗

#horror
#Halloween

👻😈🤡💀🎃🔪⚰️👻

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego #Screamathon is a month long halloween Readathon hosted by @4thhouseontheleft . You can join in anytime! There are other optional activities you can join in on also like the #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge and there was a swap (open date passed already)... The other one I think you had to sign up for, it seems there are teams or something. Hope that helps. 1w
JenlovesJT47 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego thank you!! 🤗 I did the swap, was lots of fun! 🤓🎃💀 1w
CoffeeCatsBooks I know the #scarathlon teams date passed but maybe we can get a pinch hitter @TheReadingMachine ? 😂 I am pretty sure you can do the #scaryscavengerhunt even if you didn‘t sign up. I was going to post later today with the ones I‘ve done so I‘ll just tag you one it. 🎃 1w
4thhouseontheleft @JenlovesJT47 You can join in #screamathon at any time! I‘ll tag you in the post that has all the info. @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego did a great job explaining how it works, thank you! 1w
JenlovesJT47 @CoffeeCatsBooks thank you!! 🤗 1w
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jckphnx
The Shining | Stephen King
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As iconic as Kubrick's film adaptation may be, it lacks much of the excitement, high-tension, and, more importantly, the supernatural happenings, not to mention the book's iconic imagery.

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Meaw_catlady
The Shining | Stephen King
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Day 3 of #inktober and the word was Flannel. I thought automatically to Wendy. I dressed as her for Halloween one year. It was easy because I own so many flannels and turtlenecks. Haha this sketch came out pretty creepy but I dig the vibes .

wanderinglynn Love it! 🙌🏻 1w
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Bookwormjillk
The Shining | Stephen King
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The ghosts in The Shining are one of the scariest things I‘ve ever read.
#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge
@4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft 👻😱 2w
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Skygoddess1
The Shining | Stephen King
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The final picture for day one of #TeamStoker #Scarathlon. Here‘s my phot for the#ChillingPhotoChallenge Day 1: Haunted. One of my all time favorite stories, and movies, about a family being haunted is Stephen Kong‘s “The Shining”. I love the original Kubrick movie because it‘s what I grew up on and I love the made for TV movie because it follows the book a lot better and was filmed at the actual Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO (Pts earned = 1)

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
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SomedayAlmost
The Shining | Stephen King
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EH2018
The Shining | Stephen King
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photo 2: #screamathonswap
This totebag! And socks! And scrunchies!!! Thank you sooooo much @kamoorephoto !!!

kamoorephoto 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💓💓💓 2w
Gissy Love those socks!😍 2w
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EH2018
The Shining | Stephen King
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Photo 1: #screamathonswap was so much fun @4thhouseontheleft !!
@kamoorephoto I loved everything!!! Thank you so much!! I already started reading The Shining! I want to read all these books! That pen is so adorable! The kitties loved their gifts!! Sam went crazy for the jerky! The Jack skellington bookmark and cup are awesome!

kamoorephoto Yay!!! I‘m so happy you‘re happy! (And so are the kitties) I made sure to get some subscription book boxes last month for some specific items in them; that was why I had to wait a bit. I‘ll post my pic when I can open later. 2w
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bookish6
The Shining | Stephen King
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Week 27: A book about ghosts 👻
Reading: Obviously the Shining by Stephen King, I've never read this or seen the movie 🙉 .

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AlobelThee
The Shining | Stephen King
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🍺😨 Day 2 #7days7spines

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Gina
The Shining | Stephen King
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Anyone else daydreaming about a roadtrip to the Overlook Hotel(s)... see the article for further explaintion on my use of plural for the hotel...

https://reelrundown.com/movies/The-Shining-Hotel

AmyG Me. And it‘s in the state I live in. 2w
Gina @AmyG AWSOMESAUCE 2w
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Oldschool_millenial
The Shining | Stephen King
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Remember when I started reading this haul? Me neither.

Yowzer that was a roller coaster! I was pleasantly surprised to find myself caring for Jack as he spiraled into madness, having only seen that iconic "Heeere's Johnny" clip from the Stanley Kubrick adaptation and expecting a character that we come to see as completely bad. (I know, Stephen King despises that adaptation). [SPOILER?]. I definitely might reread sometime to better absorb it.

Oldschool_millenial I love the moment near the end where Danny confronts the posessedJack, and Danny breaks through to him, granting Jack a moment to say goodbye and "Run, Doc" before he slips away 2w
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Morr_Books
The Shining | Stephen King
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Because I'm a big wuss, I'm reading The Shining outside in the bright sunlight. Also, this doesn't feel like fall at all.

Ruthiella Wise decision! Scary stories normally don‘t freak me out but this one did!😱 2w
inthegreensandblues I was just commenting to my housemate earlier that today feels like a good pool day, but I don't know of any pools that are open here. 😒😂 2w
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Oldschool_millenial
The Shining | Stephen King
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One of the books I am reading for Habitica's monthly Climbing Mount To Be Read challenge. Including this in the challenge certainly made me read more. Now I need to binge the rest like NOW

https://habitica.com/challenges/8db9ee89-17b2-4436-9eab-73175d208626

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rohit-sawant
The Shining | Stephen King
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Happy Birthday to my favorite Wordslinger. Like millions, I owe my love of reading and writing and so much more to Uncle Stevie.
Recently read this terrific piece about King‘s work steeling you for the pain the real world can dole out.
https://t.co/pv1awGgKHt?amp=1
Been so long since I had a chance to check in with everyone! Hope you‘re all well and enjoying your reads.
Art via https://bit.ly/2kyqNYI

DivineDiana Welcome back! Missed you! 3w
TrishB Hi 👋 it‘s my hubby‘s b.day today too, I‘m always a bit jealous he shares it with SK! 3w
rohit-sawant @DivineDiana Thanks, Diana! 😊 Missed you too! 3w
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rohit-sawant @TrishB So cool that he shares it with SK 🙌🏼 Happy Birthday to him! 🎉🎂🎉 3w
Reggie It‘s good to see you, man, hope everything‘s been going good! 3w
batsy Was wondering about you! It's good to see you 💜 3w
Cathythoughts Hi Rohit 👋🏻! Hope all is well. There‘s a fab picture of SK on his birthday on Instagram 👍🏻♥️ 3w
Tanisha_A Hello! Hope you are well. Good to see you posting. 🙂 3w
Rjcteacher Have not read him in quite a while but looking forward to The Institute. 3w
readordierachel Welcome back! Hope everything is going well. 3w
rohit-sawant @Reggie @batsy @Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A @readordierachel Thanks, all! 💜 With my schedule a bit less crazy now hoping to carve out more Litsy time 🙌🏼 And Cathy, wasn't King's Molly T-shirt just epic?! 🐶😄 3w
rohit-sawant @Rjcteacher Can't wait to read The Institute! Reading King always feels like coming home. 3w
Cathythoughts Epic 👍🏻♥️😁 3w
Suet624 So nice to see you posting! 3d
rohit-sawant @Suet624 Thanks, Sue! Hoping to be on here more often. 😊 3d
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kylienoele
The Shining | Stephen King
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Today was a major retail therapy kind of day 🤷🏼‍♀️ I spent my store credit from 2nd & Charles on new (to me) Stephen King books!! My boyfriend also treated me to bath goodies from LUSH and I‘m feeling so happy 😭

Karkar Great stack!📚📚📚 4w
KirstieE 😍😍😍 4w
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HOTPock3tt
The Shining | Stephen King
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📚 Tagged
🎥 The Game- starring Michael Douglas (a GReAT movie!! ♥️)
🎵 send in the clowns
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho That is a great movie. Thanks for playing Kenya 🤡💙 4w
HOTPock3tt @JoScho No prob! 🤗 4w
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karasu13
The Shining | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Still the best.

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Morr_Books
The Shining | Stephen King
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Another Sunday by the pool! #poolside #readingoutside #funinthesun

lele1432 Looks relaxing!! 1mo
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Schnoebs
The Shining | Stephen King
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The hotel from the shining! Apparently from what my family told me, Stephen King also wrote it there too. Didn‘t even realize we were coming to the town that it was at!

#funfacts #literaturesites #EstesPark #CO

TrishB I think he spent one night there as a guest and that inspired the novel? 1mo
Schnoebs @TrishB I heard he actually ended up writing it all in his room at the hotel after hearing the ghost stories there 1mo
Crazeedi That's a beautiful looking hotel! 3w
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JessClark78
The Shining | Stephen King
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This was a reread. Probably my fourth time reading this book. The scary parts weren‘t as scary as they were the first couple times I read this but the story was just as good and thrilling as it was the first time. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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