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Haunting of Hill House (Movie Tie-In)
Haunting of Hill House (Movie Tie-In) | Shirley Jackson
The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers whoarrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occultscholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lightheartedassistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted withpoltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seemsdestined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But HillHouse is gathering its powers--and soon it will choose one of them to make itsown.
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Cinfhen
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#BookMail Super fast delivery from #BookDepository 📦My October read for IRL bookclub 👻🎃

Pruzy Is it just me, or as far as book adaptation covers go is this one of the better ones? 1w
Cinfhen It was almost $10 cheaper to purchase this cover @Pruzy and that was good enough reason to choose it 😜 1w
starlight97 You got an awesome bookmark too! 🔖 1w
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RobinGustafson
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‪I‘m not a fan of pumpkin spice, but I love a spooky book! First up for #RIPXIV is The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson 🎃 🤓📚‬

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Soubhiville
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We read a lot of Shirley Jackson in August for #AuthorAMonth!
@ValerieAndBooks is leading #AaM so far with 4, and @IndoorDame and @sudi are both close on her heels with 3 each.

Thanks for voting for this author! I‘m a fan!

madamereadsalot1 Sorry I didn't complete mine. 😭 2w
IamIamIam I'm currently in the middle of this collection and it's incredible!!! 2w
BookwormAHN I'm still waiting for my Library's copy of We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Hopefully I'll see it soon 😸 2w
ValerieAndBooks I put a couple of V.E. schwab‘s books on hold from the library— hopefully they‘ll be ready for pick up soon 👍! 2w
sudi I'm definitely going to lag this month, since i only have one V.E.Schwab book ready 😄 2w
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Ifftay14
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Pickpick

Loved this! Perfect read to get ready for the fall and Halloween season #finished #ontothenext

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Ifftay14
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Can‘t stop reading! Love holiday weekends! ❤️ 📚 #laborday #morningread

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Soubhiville
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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There‘s just one week left for Shirley Jackson‘s #AuthorAMonth! Do you have time to squeeze in one more read? I hope to get to one more, but I‘m not sure. I will definitely read more by her though!

As you can see, @ValerieAndBooks is leading in numbers so far 😊.

September‘s author is V.E. Schwab. Do you have anything picked out yet by her?

Don‘t forget to use the hashtag and tag me so I can keep track of your reviews!

BookwormAHN For September I plan to finish the last 2 books in The Darker Shade of Magic trilogy and read The Near Witch 👻 3w
Bookzombie I have one done for this month I‘m just slow about posting. 😬 3w
Soubhiville @Bookzombie 👍 I‘ll watch for it! 3w
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mhillis I finished one this week! I‘ll post soon ☺️ 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Haha! Thanks for the reminder. I think I can only read one by SJ this month. 😊 Right after my current read! 👍 3w
LibrarianRyan ⭐️🤓👍 3w
sudi I'm in the middle of my 2nd read for this month. And i'll have to check my kindle library for the next month, i'm not sure i have too many books by V.E.Schwab. 3w
ValerieAndBooks Fun 😊!! I‘ll have to hunt down something by V.E. Schwab— have never read her! 3w
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Nerdy_Bookworm
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About to scare myself! I've heard great things about this novel!

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Ifftay14
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson

So different from Netflix, but still so good!!! Can‘t put it done!

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laur89
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That feeling when your student actually enjoys the summer reading you assigned 😭❤️❤️ #TeachersofLitsy

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Mynameisacolour
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I loved this one! It totally creeped me out even during the middle of the day reading beside the lake shore.
Using this for #BBRC prompt #vacationread since I read it on vacation.
#authoramonth
@librarianryan

brit91 Beautiful picture!😍 1mo
Mynameisacolour @brit91 Thanks! 😊 4w
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 4w
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Ifftay14
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Mynameisacolour
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Up next! Ordered this one for #authoramonth & it will be the first Shirley Jackson for me.
@Soubhiville @MinDea

Bookzombie I love this cover! 1mo
sudi Love that cover, it looks so creepy 👻 1mo
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ValerieAndBooks
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“Around then the house brooded, settling and stirring with a movement that was almost like a shudder.”

I finished this very atmospheric & creepy novel in one rainy night (last night) while I was home alone 😳! Maybe it was counterintuitive to do so, but I felt I couldn‘t sleep well without knowing the outcome. Very much a psychological study of characters and Hill House.

Definitely a pick for #authoramonth of August!

ShyBookOwl Great book! 1mo
Soubhiville Glad you liked it, and I like your stained glass! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks @ShyBookOwl it really was 😊! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks @Soubhiville thanks for getting me to read this 😊! The window came with the house — funny thing is that it was built in 1980, not 1890! I think maybe the original owner had it installed from an older house (we‘re only the second owners). 1mo
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ValerieAndBooks
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Starting this Shirley Jackson tonight for my second #authoramonth book for August!

ephemeralwaltz Lovelovelove! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks @ephemeralwaltz finished already! So good! 1mo
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IndoorDame
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this, and at times I did, but I kept getting lost in it and never quite found my bearing. Perhaps that is how you were supposed to feel... I gather that is certainly how the characters felt inside this house. But something was missing for me, I wonder how this would be on audio - there is always something about hearing spooky stories... #authoramonth @Soubhiville @MinDea

Mandigolightly I wonder if the issue we all have with classics not living up to expectations is that everything that came after is inspired by it, but also constantly building on the genre, so if you don‘t read it early, it‘s lost its shine 1mo
Hufflepuffle I just bought this book and was already wondering if it was going to live up to my expectations! 1mo
IndoorDame @Hufflepuffle I don't know that I had any, I haven't seen the Netflix adaptation or anything, so it very well may for you... 1mo
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Lizpixie
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This classic horror will cover a few prompts from the many challenges I‘m doing. I promised myself I wouldn‘t do any this year, now I‘m doing..umm..11! And the #Deweys24HrReadathon Glutton for punishment is me🐷
#HSreadathon #LLB19 #AuthorAMonth #Booked2019 #BookToMovie #LitsyAtoZ #LetterH

4thhouseontheleft That‘s a lot of prompts ✔️ off! 🎉🎉 1mo
Soubhiville How scary was this? 1mo
Cinfhen Hahahahaha!!! 11! #GoBigOrGoHome 🙌🏻♥️😘 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Hashtag-o-rama! Go you! ♥️👊🏻📚 1mo
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Chab256
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Usually if I'm going to read a book associated with a TV series or a movie, I read the book first. In this case, I watched the Netflix series first and found it is only very loosely based on the book. I am honestly not sure which I preferred, but I have to say I liked Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle better, but I enjoyed this one as well...a slow burn to an unexpected end.
⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

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Chab256
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I got about half way through this one months ago and ended up abandoning it even though I love Shirley Jackson. Trying to finish it up today before a couple library holds come in, but summer weather doesn't seem as appropriate as fall weather would for reading it...

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cookreadsleep
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Great audiobook. Who doesn't love a haunted house story?

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erzascarletbookgasm
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So much paranoia and dread when I read the book. Haven‘t watched the Netflix adaptation but aren‘t the book cover and the adaptation posters creepy? Certainly gave me a little #shiver !

#JulyColdPlay

Eggs Creepy Deluxe—hands coming out the coat sleeves 2mo
Cathythoughts Very creepy indeed 😳😬 2mo
toofondofbooks The Netflix series is fantastic. And season two will be based on The Turn of the Screw! 2mo
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Autumnscribe
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How is possible that I have only JUST discovered Shirley Jackson?!

#IHateMovieCoversOnBooks

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allureofbeauty
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Finished this audio book. The booktuber suggested it saying there were spooky sounds but I didn‘t hear any. there doesn‘t seem to be another edition of the audiobook. As for the book it was alright, felt like it was a bit stale in parts and is so different from the movie, I kept picturing them as the actors from the 1999 movie. Did everyone else enjoy this?
#shirleyjackson #thehauntingofhillhouse #hauntingofhillhouse #horror #hillhouse #audiobook

Geeklet Yup. I couldn‘t shake that movie out of my head while reading it. 2mo
allureofbeauty @Geeklet I knew it was nothing like the Netflix tv show but I didn‘t realize how vastly different it would feel than the 99 movie. I‘ve only seen the original movie once eons ago and I can‘t speak for that. But yea I couldn‘t shake that movie out of my head while reading it either. Kind of want to rewatch it now. 2mo
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Bookbroad
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Absolutely gobbled this up! I was expecting it to be similar to the Netflix series, but expect for the broad theme and some small details it couldn‘t be more different. It‘s a drunken, creeping, disorientating read and full of suspense until the very last page! Loved it.

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AMVP
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I love the original film adaptation, but have never gotten around to reading this one. I'm conflicted about the cover design; it's not as striking as the cover for WHALitC, but something about this one feels more disquieting.

Cathythoughts Great cover 👍🏻 2mo
twohectobooks Agh, her arms are so long! I actually have never seen this cover before and I love it. I haven‘t managed to find a We Have Always etc. cover that I really love yet and I‘ve been actively looking because I desperately want a copy. 2mo
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Bookbroad
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Surely one of the greatest openings to a novel ever, right?!

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Arkrayder
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Love this quote. #shirley jackson #quote #hauntingofhillhouse

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JulietBoydAuthor
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Pickpick

I did quite enjoy this book, but didn't find it in the least bit scary.

Megabooks I don‘t find much classic horror scary. Maybe our fears have evolved? Maybe it‘s CGI? 3mo
JulietBoydAuthor @Megabooks Yes, I think you're right. 3mo
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Saw629
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It‘s a stormy night here, so it‘s finally time to start The Haunting of Hill House!

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Purplerosiepage
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Pickpick

Classic. Not scary, but unnerving.

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jessinikkip
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Panpan

I wanted so bad to like this book because of all the good things I hear on here and from friends and even Stephen King loves this book. But I just... I just couldnt. I finished it but i just didnt like it.

laurenslibrary Yeah it wasn't my cup of tea either. 3mo
Stacypatrice I didn‘t like it at all. Big disappointment after all the hype. 3mo
Chrissyreadit It was a book filled with unlikable characters. 3mo
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Slajaunie I actually liked the mini-series on Netflix better. 3mo
RainyDayReading Yeah I wasn‘t a fan when I read this either. Not sure I quite get the hype behind it. 3mo
jessinikkip Glad to see its not just me. Maybe other horror novels have made me biased but when you say ghost story, I want a nun named Helen really buried in the walls or something. I want mayhem. This didnt do it for me 3mo
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Palimpsest
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This is the first horror book (or shall I say “terror” after visiting Radcliffe‘s ideas of what separates the two) that I have ever read. I did find some scenes disturbing as they are supposed to be psychologically, and as silly as it sounds only read it during the day. Hey, I‘m a highly sensitive person with strong beliefs about the spiritual world. It was no We Have Always..., but an intriguing read that I‘m glad I bolstered my nerves against.

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catsuit_mango
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Suddenly it's summer here and I can spend my days outside reading... Even the hammoc is outside so don't look for me anywhere else ;)

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Mdargusch
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What did I just read? I‘m thinking the author might have been on an acid trip while writing this?

Reading this with my family‘s notations in the margins was very entertaining and made the book a definite pick! It wasn‘t scary but was creepy and perfect for a Halloween buddy read or a mark up book club.
#darguschfamilymarkupbookclub

Avanders 🥰🥰 4mo
emilyhaldi I felt the same way... The notations really make the book! It definitely wasn't scary 🤔 4mo
LeahBergen The notations! 😆 4mo
Reviewsbylola 😆😆😆 4mo
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Mdargusch
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Puppy nap time so I‘m starting this one for our #familymarkupbookclub. Is it actually scary?

MicheleinPhilly I wouldn‘t characterize it as scary. Spooky, but not scary. 4mo
wanderinglynn Too cute! ❤️🐶❤️🐶 Love sleeping puppers! 4mo
Patchshank There's one part I found a little creepy. Most of it is eh. But I still wanted to see what happened. 4mo
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Reviewsbylola 🥰🥰🥰 4mo
LeahBergen They‘re so sweet (when they‘re sleeping 😆😆)! 4mo
Meredith3 Yeah it‘s not too scary! 4mo
Mdargusch Sleeping puppies are the best! @LeahBergen @wanderinglynn (edited) 4mo
Mdargusch That‘s kind of what I was expecting @MicheleinPhilly @Patchshank @Meredith3 4mo
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TheIndianBookworm
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I like this book very much. Also, I finished watching the Netflix series yesterday. They are quite a bit different, keeping just the central idea same but yes, I loved both. The book and the series both have so much deeper aspects to dive into. They keep you hooked till the end too.
I'd suggest you to try both💕
First the book, definitely.
4/5🌟
#netflix #horror #sunday #bookreview

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AnnHeitman
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This is really a scary book!! Yesterday I had nightmares!!! And that's not happen very often to me...!!!

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DarcysMom
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Laura317 Creeping horror is true! 5mo
rohit-sawant Great review! 5mo
DarcysMom @rohit-sawant Thank you! 😁 5mo
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rohit-sawant
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“I am like a small creature swallowed whole by a monster, she thought, and the monster feels my tiny little movements inside.”
#EveryBreathYouTake
#AnglophileApril
@Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch

Cinfhen That‘s 🙌🏻❤️ 5mo
Mdargusch Nice! I‘m just getting ready to start this one. 5mo
Reviewsbylola I read this one recently. This cover is creepy! 👁 5mo
emilyhaldi I 🖤 Shirley Jackson 5mo
readordierachel Ooh, this cover! 5mo
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DarcysMom
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Bookgirl
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“ Hill house, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within...silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.” I‘ve wanted to buy a copy of this book for years, always searching used bookstores and book fairs. Finally saw this special edition at 2nd and Charles and decided to grab it as I love the cover. Perfect psychological suspense/horror. One of my favs of all time.

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Laura317
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What an odd book. I‘m not really sure what was going on in Hill House, but it was a creepy tale. Not huge scares. It was more of a cold dread throughout. A definite pick.

IndyHannaJones I want a tattoo of the quote 'Insist upon your cup of stars' 5mo
Laura317 @IndyHannaJones That would be awesome! 5mo
Lizzybennetgirl I read that book in college! I remember thinking it was strange too, but it reflects on a lot of social issues in the 50‘s era. The horror genre is all about facing real fears in a safe place. 5mo
Laura317 @Lizzybennetgirl I have never thought of that genre in that light. It makes sense. 5mo
Lizzybennetgirl @Laura317 I had an entire course on it! It was definitely interesting, but the horror genre is not my cup of tea in general. 5mo
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ShyBookOwl
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As the day went on I had to follow the sun into my backyard. Couldn't get enough outdoor reading today. Best way to finish a book 😊

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ShyBookOwl
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It's mad windy but the sun is out... finally feels like spring in Ottawa. 12 degrees C (53.6 F) 😎so exciting!

#outdooreading
#readinglife
#ereading

Clwojick We still have snow in Thunder Bay. It felt like spring for 4 days, then it‘s been snowing ever since 😤 5mo
ShyBookOwl @Clwojick noooo! It was snowing quite a bit here earlier in the week but most of it is melted now. I hope it's over but u never know! 5mo
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emilyhaldi
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Are these characters #paranoid or is this “evil house” really haunted?? I don‘t know, but I‘m determined to get through this #darguschfamilymarkupbookclub pick once and for all after having little to no reading time lately!!
#anglophileapril

vivastory Sorry to hear about the lack of reading time! Excellent book pick Dargusch clan 👏🤘 5mo
RadicalReader I‘ve heard this book was good but I haven‘t read it yet 5mo
Djspens I loved the show, now I need to read the book! 5mo
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Mdargusch Oooh. I can‘t wait to see what you think! 5mo
Reviewsbylola You‘ve already read this, so I find your blurb funny. 😆 5mo
emilyhaldi I don't remember 😆 @Reviewsbylola 5mo
LeahBergen I liked this one! 5mo
Cinfhen Ha!!! I‘m pretty sure @emilyhaldi posted a review for this book @Reviewsbylola 😜😂😂🧐🤨 5mo
Cinfhen Or maybe it was you @Reviewsbylola ... I can‘t keep my Dargusch girls straight 💕💕💕 5mo
Carleneishere As I was scrolling, I def thought you had s pregnancy test sitting on your book. 5mo
emilyhaldi 😂😂 @Carleneishere that would have been a fun way to announce! 5mo
Reviewsbylola I posted one fairly recently and when I rated it on GR, I saw @Emilyhaldi read it and rated it within the last year or two. Apparently it made a great impression on her. 🤣🤣 @Cinfhen 5mo
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Laura317
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Starting this one. I‘ve heard good things about it

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shadowspeak17
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Mehso-so

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After reading We Have Always Lived in the Castle last year and loving it, I really wanted to love this book too. I did enjoy the haunting aspect of the story. I wasn‘t expecting to be scared by it, and I wasn‘t, but I did enjoy its creepiness. On the downside however, I spent most of the book feeling irritated because the characters and their interactions with each other really grated on my nerves. 😩

#catsoflitsy #Ember

rretzler 😻 5mo
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ShyBookOwl
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Finally reading this horror classic, Haunting of Hill House. Loved the Netflix show 📺❤ The book is very different so far, though I am noticing some parallels.

Spotify reading playlist: Classical Noir. Perfectly eerie 🎵

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esurient
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I am madly in love with the writing here. Jackson's characterizations were especially vivid and gorgeous -- every character was so individually, immediately alive the moment you found them on the page. But oh, poor Eleanor. I'm sorry you weren't in a different story.