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Heart-Shaped Box
Heart-Shaped Box | Joe Hill
Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre: a cookbook for cannibals . . . a used hangman's noose . . . a snuff film. An aging death-metal rock god, his taste for the unnatural is as widely known to his legions of fans as the notorious excesses of his youth. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, an item for sale on the Internet, a thing so terribly strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet.I will "sell" my stepfather's ghost to the highest bidder. . . .For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. He isn't afraid. He has spent a lifetime coping with ghostsof an abusive father, of the lovers he callously abandoned, of the bandmates he betrayed. What's one more?But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost, no benign conversation piece. It's the real thing.And suddenly the suit's previous owner is everywhere: behind the bedroom door . . . seated in Jude's restored vintage Mustang . . . standing outside his window . . . staring out from his widescreen TV. Waitingwith a gleaming razor blade on a chain dangling from one bony hand. . . .A multiple-award winner for his short fiction, author Joe Hill immediately vaults into the top echelon of dark fantasists with a blood-chilling roller-coaster ride of a novel, a masterwork brimming with relentless thrills and acid terror.
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DavidDiamond
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Pickpick

This was a perfect book for the Halloween season. A scary, engaging page turner about a famous and retired rock star who has to battle with vengeful individuals, both living and dead.

TheLudicReader Loved this one, too. He reminds me so much of his dad. 4w
DavidDiamond @TheLudicReader Talent definitely runs in the family!
4w
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Book.n.Beach
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Pickpick

I Didn't Find This Scary But A Great Ghost Story For Halloween 👻
I Took This On A Trip Into The Smoky Mountains Of North Carolina And Then Played With Some Effects
#bookphotography

HotMessJess SUCH A GREAT READ!!!!!!! Great for spooky season :) 2mo
MommyOfTwo I loved this book and was floored years after when I found out who Joe Hill‘s dad is. 2mo
zguta Enjoyed that book 👍🏼 2mo
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katiekat311
Heart-Shaped Box | Joe Hill
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Fun fact: this is Stephen King‘s son. 😱 it was recommended by a friend, I can‘t wait to sink my teeth into it.

It‘s “shaping up” to be a good morning around here. 😉😬
#horrorreads #ghosts

Johanna414 You‘ll have to let me know what you think - I haven‘t read any of his yet! 3mo
katiekat311 @Johanna414 it was my first of his. Let you into it, creepy with some twists. 4 out of 5 stars. 3mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#conflictedworlds #personvsghost
And oldy but a goody.

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Jgacreations
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Panpan

So bad lol. That‘s all i have to say

IamIamIam Thanks for the heads up! I was super disappointed in The Fireman, which had so much potential but ended up as a poor man's The Stand. 5mo
Jgacreations I only finished it because….why not. But it was so stupid. The story, the outline, non of it made any sense 5mo
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AshleyHoss820
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Pickpick

NOS4A2 is still my favorite but I can see why people recommend this one. An aging rockstar buys a dead man‘s suit for his collection of the macabre but it is SO much more than he anticipated. More and more twists and turns show up. Hill is deserving of the King legacy. As usual, the doggos are my fave characters. Now I want to get myself some canine familiars. My black cat, Nox, would most likely be apathetic to my safety...🤣

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HollyBahling
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Bailedbailed

I promise I tried. But 21 chapters in and I still would look forward to one ending because it meant I was closer to the end. I like the story line but just not enough to get into it.

RamsFan1963 I bailed on this one too. I don't think Joe Hill is an author for me. 7mo
HollyBahling @RamsFan1963 I‘m glad I‘m not the only one! 7mo
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Lauranahe
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Pickpick

Second time reading. It was fun, I liked the ghosts. Not a huge fan of the older rock star with a young girlfriend, but it is what it is. Creepy fun.

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Jadams1776
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Thank you @Scochrane26 !! I love the book and chocolates!!! #jolabokaflodswap

Scochrane26 Glad you like it! 11mo
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Caroline2
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Thank you so much @kaysworld1 😀 I‘ve been dying to read a Joe Hill book for a while now so I‘m looking forward to jumping into this one. Gotta love a good horror book on dark, cold nights. 😉 #jbuk

LauraRenae Definitely a great one to start with. My favorite by him! 12mo
Caroline2 @LauraRenae good to know 😉 12mo
TheNeverendingTBR I recommend this one also, I'd say it's his best! 12mo
Caroline2 @TheNeverendingTBR Oh thanks for the recommendation! 😀 I‘ll check it out..! 👍 12mo
kaysworld1 I'm glad you got it xx 12mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Eliza,
Thank you so very much for this awesome care package! Girl, you know I love chapstick! Love the socks!! 😽 and everything!! You are the bomb!! Love you!!

The card says “Vulnerability is not a weakness.” I am laminating all of these special cards for my cork board ❤️

#LitsyLove

Crazeedi For a beautiful person !! 💟💟💟 12mo
ElizaMarie I‘m so glad you got it :) 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ElizaMarie thank you so much sweetie 🤗💞🤗 12mo
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bibliobard
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Mehso-so

The audiobook narrator is good, but the version kept interrupting each track with this loud music that didn‘t really fit the mood. I‘ve also been reading other books to get more points for #Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness and try and knock out more #BookSpinBingo squares.

15 points for book
120 points #screamathon2020
120 points #CreatureFeaturethon
1 participation
256 points total

Clwojick Way to go!! 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 13mo
jb72 An audiobook I recently listened to had some loud weird music between each chapter. I didn‘t like that at all. 13mo
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FantasyChick
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Thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94

? Tiny chocolate bars and tiny licorices

? Not sure if it's the scariest I've ever watched but I remember The People Under the Stairs terrified me as a kid and I've never watched it again ?

? "Maybe ghosts always haunted minds, not places" - Heart Shaped Box

If you're reading this, feel free to play!!!

#throughfulthursday

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🎃🖤🧡🕸🕯🌙 13mo
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Lauragrace
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Just finished reading this one and what a thrilling ghost story! Gotta say it was super dark but I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Perfect for this time of year 👻 🎃

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LauraRenae
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Ghost stories are certainly the scariest type of story for me. Yet some are still more effective than others. The Conjuring did a fantastic job of bringing the horror so it reminds me of Heart-Shaped Box: one of the few books to genuinely scare me.

#horrorseason #scarathlon

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candority
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I finally figured out a tentative TBR for #Scarathlon2020! I‘m on hold for both of the #TeamHarkness buddy reads, but I don‘t think A Discovery of Witches will come in on time 😭

I will be posting my bullet journal tracker soon, but for now +26 points for the team. I can‘t wait for October! Bring on the spooky reads 🧛🏻‍♂️🧟‍♂️👻☠️

StayCurious Cool pumpkin! +26! 14mo
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Jari-chan
Heart-Shaped Box | Joe Hill
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Here's my Halloween aesthetic for the #hauntedhollowswap
I've never done such a picture before - don't know if I did it right...

I love reading the Kings and also Lovecraft. I do like the bloody kind of horror, but also the subtle one. Then I love pumpkins - especially on my plate, just as much as I like chestnuts. Autmn is a great month and Halloween is just another great part of it.

Had to add the sexy Werewolf as well.

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great collage! 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 1y
Jari-chan @wanderinglynn Thank you ❤️ 1y
Chrissyreadit Great image! 1y
Jari-chan @Chrissyreadit Thank you ❤️ 1y
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ElizaMarie
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Thanks @CBee and @AsYouWish for the tag. (late response, sorry). #LockDownLowDown

1. Vermont (relatively safe place - however there were fires set at our facility the other day)
2. I wanted to say Saga but... I feel like Heart-Shaped Box really engaged me too!
3. I don't have an ideal. The book needs to not be super long - but if it engages well, then it would be okay.
4. @Chrissyreadit , @KaylaD and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks play along?

CBee Thank you so much for the sweet card, Eliza ❤️❤️ I‘ll write soon! 1y
ElizaMarie @CBee I‘m using the unicorn mask right now :) 1y
CBee @ElizaMarie awesome 👏🏻😁 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for the tag!! ❤️❤️ 1y
veritysalter Thank you for playing 📚♥️ I really keep meaning to try Joe Hill, putting Heart Shaped box on my TBR 1y
ElizaMarie @veritysalter I was really pleased with him and this book. I am a big Stephen King fan, and was a little concerned it wouldn't be nearly as good but... you can tell Joe Hill learned something from his daddy 1y
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Jari-chan
Heart-Shaped Box | Joe Hill
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Bookish Song Nr. 7: The Takedown

This was a song I was looking for. I really wanted to have something to accompany this really cool book. Happily, Deezer is helpful in such cases 😁

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thevagabondlawyer
Heart-Shaped Box | Joe Hill
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I am reading this for a book club which will start on June via Zoom. Theme is Horror. This is a stretch for me because I don't read Horror books 😯 Well, there is always a first time, right? 😅 Goodluck to me 😱😄 #Horror #JoeHill

TrishB There is a lot of humour in this one too! 2y
thevagabondlawyer @TrishB oh that's great. Horror and Humor, great combo 😊 2y
Suet624 Good luck! I‘m not one for horror either but I think it‘s good to try one out every now and again. 2y
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thevagabondlawyer @Suet624 yes, so true, sometimes we need to explore and maybe we will find treasure 👏 2y
vivastory I hope you love this one! 2y
thevagabondlawyer @vivastory I am just starting and I am liking it, I hope the story keeps up for me. 👏 2y
AlysonCE I read this a couple of years ago. An interesting read! I hope you enjoy 😊 1y
thevagabondlawyer @AlysonCE Thank you 👏 I'll start this one next week 1y
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TheRiehlDeal
Heart-Shaped Box | Joe Hill
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📕 Tagged book (Haven't read the book, or anything by Joe, yet)
👦 Joe Hill
🎥/📺 Halloween/ House, M.D.
🎸 Halestorm/ Hands Like Houses
🎤 Home by Daughtry

#ManicMonday #LetterH @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💚😊 2y
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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📙 Heart-Shape Box (Joe Hill)
👩‍💻 Hill, Joe
📽️ Hanna (Saoirse Ronan)
🎼 Halestorm
🎶 Heart-Shape Glasses (Marilyn Manson)

#manicmonday #LetterH @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💚☺️ 2y
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JessClark78
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Jude had a private collection.

#BookHunt

MidnightBookGirl Love this book! 2y
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AnansiGirl
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Lagging behind on #ReadWithMrBook I have some serious reading to commit this upcoming weekend.
•March‘s inactive #authoronlitsy Joe Hill
•April‘s I don‘t own a #bookrecbylibrarianbookseller. The closest one is from Little Free Library where the owner had an entire shelf lined with copies of Tyranny.
•May #debutnovel from BOTM pick months ago.
@MrBook
#TBRTuesday

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EadieB
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Pickpick

This is one creepy, scary ghost story. Judas Coyne, a death-metal-rock god buys a heart-shaped box with a man‘s suit (which is haunted) inside. Strange things start happening and Judas decides to send the box back but the sender says the ghost is intend on staying with Judas. I like Joe Hill‘s writing and his well-developed characters. I need to read more of his books as I love to be scared! Chip off the block of his father, Stephen King!

Enchanted_Bibliophile Definitely add NOS4R2 to your list. It's his best in my opinion 2y
EadieB @Enchanted_Bibliophile OK I do own that one too! Thanks! 2y
MrT Like father, like son. Agree that NOS4R2 is his best so far. 2y
EadieB @MrT Thanks for the tip! 2y
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michellelav
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Pickpick

I LOVED this book! My bestfriend read this book on her flight to Japan last year and told me I would love it. She was not wrong! It was such a great, spooky, heartwrenching story. Joe Hill has such an amazing writing style I can't help but binge his books. ❤ This is my second Joe Hill book and will definitely not be my last! I read The Fireman last summer 😊📚

Enchanted_Bibliophile You should definitely read NOS4R2! I've read all but his newest book, and in my opinion NOS4R2 is the BEST! This one came in a close second 😉 2y
michellelav It's on my list of TBR! I've heard a lot of good things about that one. 😁 @Enchanted_Bibliophile 2y
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bookladyreads
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‪Happy #WorldBookDay! I hope you‘re finding solace in your books during these uncertain times. ‬

ozma.of.oz Love your bookshelf! 😍 2y
wanderinglynn Great shelfie selfie! ❤️ (edited) 2y
emz711 I spy, broken earth series! And the night circus! 👀💗💗💙💙💚💚 2y
SW-T Great picture! 😊 2y
Nute Super cute photo of you!☺️ 1y
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ElizaMarie
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#WonderousWednesday
Thanks @Butterfinger for the tag :)

1. Tagged (I feel further in love with Hill and is ability to weave an amazing tale!)

2. Hard to say. I read a lot of true-crime so horrible people don't make me bail, but then if its supposed to be a love story and its very dominating-gas-lighting male I have a harder time (especially when we are supposed to believe its love)

3. Not super new (I've read 3 of them) but Sue Grafton

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ElizaMarie
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So.... road trip is counting as “travel“ for me! :)

#bookishbingo #AprilBingo #Challenge #ChapterBreakBingo #TBRCrew

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ElizaMarie
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So I am counting a homicidal ghost that tricks you as a “prankster“ not necessarily the best description however... I feel like its not that much of a stretch :)

#bookishbingo #AprilBingo #Challenge #TBRCrew

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ElizaMarie
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Pickpick

Wow! I can't be more pleased with Joe Hill. He is an amazing writer. So much so. I was able to be sucked into his world and loved every second of it! I need to pick up more of his books soon!

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ElizaMarie
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I wonder how true this is. Do you think suicide is something everyone has thought of at one point in time (not necessarily tried but just thought about it)?

#TBRCrew

jessinikkip I think its pretty common to think about it, its the acting on that thought. I mean, how many times has someone messed up and thought like "oh geez I could just die!"? 2y
jb72 I agree. I think it‘s very common to think about it. Even think about how you might do it. I think more people teeter on the going through with it line than we think. 2y
ElizaMarie @jessinikkip true. Also I think we naturally get overwhelmed at times and think it might be the way to go. 2y
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ElizaMarie
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Found this an interesting quote

#TBRCrew

jb72 That is very interesting. 2y
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ElizaMarie
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Started to read this one too. I am so far loving it! I am so impressed with Mr Hill! (This is another of the physical books I brought with me on my contract, so whittling away on my TBR)

#TBRCrew

jessinikkip I read this at the end of last year, it was so good! Joe definitely learned to write from his daddy, you can see the influence. 2y
jb72 I enjoyed that one as well! He definitely takes after his dad. 2y
ElizaMarie @jessinikkip I have been devouring this book today! I am loving it so far. But I am afraid I should take a break. (I have a 101.7 fever and I am sure I am gonna have fever dreams of ghosts!) 2y
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ElizaMarie @jb72 yes! He is quickly becoming a favorite author as well! 2y
jb72 @ElizaMarie My favorite of his so far was NOS4A2 2y
ElizaMarie @jb72 I am gonna have to get that one next. I have only read Locke & Key and Horns so far. 2y
AnansiGirl I checked out H-SB from the library back in March before the libraries closed. I haven‘t had the time to read it yet but it‘s not due until May possibly longer if the pandemic is still active. 2y
ElizaMarie @AnansiGirl its really good! I am enjoying it a lot! 2y
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Emhill
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Some tea on the way and trying to love this book.. I had high expectations I suppose and now am just disappointed

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DustyPages
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Pickpick

Just finished book one of my Quarantined reading list.
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill. Got to say I really enjoyed it, it was a great ghost story and I just really enjoyed Hill's writing style. I've read Locke and Key by him but this was my first Joe Hill novel and I am definitely a fan.

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OriginalCyn620
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I only read #horror 😱 when forced to (like for a reading challenge) because I‘m a wimp! I have read these two books by father and son, and both were good.
#magnificentmarch

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m a wimp!!!! No horror for me please 🙀🖤 2y
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Sammidnightsun
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Pickpick

Gooood

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RainyDayReading
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I‘m starting to go through my shelves and cull some books because of changing reading tastes, seeing books on my shelves that I‘m no longer interested in and I am frankly out of space 😅 So some books have to go! These are ones that I‘m on the fence about. Has anyone read any of these? Any I should for sure get rid of or keep?

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Jari-chan
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My first Joe Hill, but definitely not my last! I like the mix of ghost story and psychological depth. Also, great characters. And dogs! I loved those, too!

candc320 He‘s one of my favorites!! 2y
Jari-chan @candc320 And now I totally see why! 2y
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Donna310x
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How accurate is that 🙋‍♀️ #heartshapedbox #joehill

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Brooks7
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Panpan

Started very spooky but I was glad to finally be done.

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bookishbitch
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Picked up my special order today. This is going to be my brother's Christmas gift. He loves horror. My sister and I read this as a buddy read and enjoyed it. I think he will too.

TrishB A good read 👍🏻 2y
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jessinikkip
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Spending some quality reading time with @anewton91 today. We've been sitting here, books opened and no TV for almost an hour. Wow! But its felt more like quality time than any TV show has in a while and has really been helping my anxiety stay low today

Reading for #wintergames #teamelectricsex @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan ahhh. 2y
anewton91 It's been a while since I sat down and read a book. It felt good. 2y
jessinikkip @anewton91 I told you so 😝 2y
Rissreads Enjoy! ❤ 2y
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Butterflyamore
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OCTOBER WRAP UP! Video to come!

October was a strange month for me. I had been so excited about all the creepy book possibilities but didn‘t read through nearly as many as I had expected to. In the end, I finished 5 physical books, 1 ebook, and I DNFd 4 books after devoting entirely too much time to them.

Did you get a lot of reading done in October? What was your favorite book for the month?

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Beck9lol
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Happy Halloween Litsy pals! The best pen pal in the world sent me these spooky reads, fun wine socks, and a really cool bookmark. The card is gorgeous and matches my tablecloth. I love it all @Litlady 👻 I bet you can guess which one I‘m reading first. Thank you so much!!! Happy Halloween 🎃

Litlady Happy Halloween, Becky and that tablecloth is super festive!! Hope you enjoy all the spookiness of the season! 🎃👻🎃🤡💀 2y
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Butterflyamore
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4.5 stars

I loved the premise of the book. A ghost purchased on an auction site? That‘s a great start! And when the sinister origin was revealed, that was even cooler. The beginning of the book was unsettling and as the story continued, this became a more complex tale of troubled people who have the potential to heal and troubled people who never will.

Full review here: https://www.facebook.com/262384764521804/posts/359221644838115?sfns=mo

Butterflyamore Or follow me on Goodreads. Link in profile. 2y
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Butterflyamore
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Love this!

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TamTracy
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Pickpick

This book had me sucked in from the beginning. The spooky action started almost immediately and didn‘t stop. I really liked this book. Very original story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

AutumnRLS 1st one of his I read and it wasn't until years later I found out he is Stephen King's son. 2y
TamTracy @AutumnRLS Yeah a lot of people don‘t realize. 2y
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