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The Institute
The Institute | Stephen King
Deep in the woods of Maine, there is a dark state facility where kids, abducted from across the United States, are incarcerated. In the Institute they are subjected to a series of tests and procedures meant to combine their exceptional gifts - telepathy, telekinesis - for concentrated effect. Luke Ellis is the latest recruit. He's just a regular 12-year-old, except he's not just smart, he's super-smart. And he has another gift which the Institute wants to use... Far away in a small town in South Carolina, former cop Tim Jamieson has taken a job working for the local Sherriff. He's basically just walking the beat. But he's about to take on the biggest case of his career. Back in the Institute's downtrodden playground and corridors where posters advertise 'just another day in paradise', Luke, his friend Kalisha and the other kids are in no doubt that they are prisoners, not guests. And there is no hope of escape. But great events can turn on small hinges and Luke is about to team up with a new, even younger recruit, Avery Dixon, whose ability to read minds is off the scale. While the Institute may want to harness their powers for covert ends, the combined intelligence of Luke and Avery is beyond anything that even those who run the experiments - even the infamous Mrs Sigsby - suspect. Thrilling, suspenseful, heartbreaking, THE INSTITUTE is a stunning novel of childhood betrayed and hope regained.
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cerijones
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On to book number 4 of 2022. Have read blackbird volume 2 inbetween this book and namesake just as a quick read. But been looking forward to getting round to this one as its my first ever stephen king book that i will have read!

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bthegood
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Plan to take part in #wintercosy for #WinterGames2021 thx @PuddleJumper
Goals are to read both #TeamGameSleighers books and at least 4 from my #TBR

Make a great day everyone.

PuddleJumper Whoo! Good luck! 2mo
Kdgordon88 Great goals! Good luck! #TeamGameSleigher ❄️ 2mo
bthegood @Kdgordon88 @PuddleJumper thx for the support - let the games begin 😂 2mo
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bthegood
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#NovelNovember - thanks for hosting @Andrew65

My goal is to finish 2 books - The Family Upstairs and the Institute - it's a tall order but I think I can do it - I am enjoying both books immensely

Andrew65 Great to have your with us, good luck 😊👍 Good book choices. 2mo
bthegood @Andrew65 thx😊 2mo
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bthegood
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Sometimes I just need to adjust my perception.
#ThinkPositiveBePositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Reading goals going well, needed an attitude of gratitude adjustment for fitness goals today #BFC21 @wanderinglynn

Make a great day everyone🤸‍♀️💪👟

wanderinglynn ❤️ Attitude can make or break you. A positive attitude makes all the difference! You got this! 🙌🏻 2mo
kspenmoll This is great! Thank you! 2mo
Megabooks Love this one! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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bthegood
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My goals for #BFC21 are realistic this month - 2 chapters per book per day and 10,000 steps per day - thx @wanderinglynn for hosting.

Make a great day everyone -

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻🧡 3mo
bthegood @wanderinglynn thx for the support - as always - 😊 3mo
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bthegood
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Thank you @Clwojick and @StayCurious for a great #Scarathlon2021.

Week 4 total 1735, and overall Total 5292 for #TeamSlaughter

Thanks to readathon hosts as well:
#Screamathon #SpookOween #Wickedathon
@4thhouseontheleft @TheSpineView @StayCurious

Make a great day everyone - 😊

TheSpineView Great job 3mo
Clwojick You did great this month! Thank you for joining us 🖤 3mo
bthegood @TheSpineView @Clwojick thx for support and hosting!! 3mo
TheSpineView @bthegood My pleasure! It was loads of fun! 3mo
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emlouloon
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The Institute and the Braves this Saturday! Enjoying a taste of cool fall in Alabama.

BeeMagical Welcome to Litsy!!! The Institute was my favourite book this year so far!! It‘s quite the story!! Enjoy! 3mo
emlouloon @BeeMagical thanks for the welcome! Definitely seems like my kind of community. I am really really enjoying the Institute so far! 3mo
TheRiehlDeal Welcome to Litsy! This is the nicest community you‘ll ever be apart of. And congrats on the Braves winning the World Series! I don‘t think anyone expected them to win it all. I‘m a Yankee fan by the way. It irks me that they can‘t get past the ALCS. But it‘s always nice to see an underdog win. 2mo
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Ladygodiva7
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Hopefully I‘ll read the rest of these when I finish The Institute 🥸

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Mandoul
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Thanks for the tag @RaeLovesToRead !

1. No, I'm nowhere near organised enough and work is providing enough scares for October, so my reading time will be a wee bit limited.

2. The tagged book is sitting on my shelf and is going to get picked up next. It's been a while since I've read anything by him, but looking forward to this one.

#Two4Tuesday

Consider yourself tagged if you haven't been already 🙃

RaeLovesToRead Nice! I'm making my way through IT at the moment... it's very hefty 😅 4mo
Mandoul Better get some coffee @RaeLovesToRead 😅 I wrote my school book review on IT but totally underestimated how long it would take to read, so had to cheat and watch the movie, which is actually a bit different. Oops... 4mo
RaeLovesToRead Haha 😂🤣 The beginning would have been a lot creepier if I hadn't seen so many clown-in-a-stormdrain memes 😄 4mo
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Ladygodiva7
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Book 37 of 2021.

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HotMessJess
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Literally one of the best King books to date, he really knocked this out of the park. If you‘re looking for something that is more of a thriller with some intense twists and turns, I highly recommend this story.

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vivastory
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When I first began The Institute, about gov. agents pursuing youths with unexplored psychic abilities, I couldn't help but be reminded of Firestarter. Firestarter was the first book I read this year & IMO is one of King's most underrated. The Institute takes awhile to find its footing & there is a good portion of it that I found difficult to become invested in. Whereas The Firestarter has perfect pacing & an almost relentless sense of dread,👇

vivastory I found chunks of this to be of little interest. There were other parts that I really enjoyed. 6mo
Eggs Well said. I totally agree with all of this. Firestarter was my first King book decades ago! 6mo
TrishB Firestarter is definitely under rated, I love it. I did enjoy this one too though. 6mo
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TieDyeDude Well, now I guess I have to read Firestarter 6mo
vivastory @TieDyeDude Not sure if you heard but they are currently working on a remake 6mo
TieDyeDude I hadn't. There've been so many Kind adaptations announced lately. Zac Efron is always solid. I'm always conflicted about whether to read the book first, or see how the movie stands on its own. 6mo
vivastory @TieDyeDude Understandable. I always read the book first, although it can be frustrating because I've been meaning to watch Gerald's Game since it was released but haven't since I haven't read it. 6mo
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nosferatu
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I read a Stephen King novel every summer, and this was this year‘s choice. I fully enjoyed the plot and King‘s trademark effortless writing, though the build-up to the final confrontation moves along a bit too slowly for my liking. Still, King‘s superhuman productivity continues to amaze me. His books will clearly keep me busy for many more summers.

Bookwormjillk His books make for great summer reading. 6mo
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Roxy26
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It‘s official. I am quickly becoming a die hard Stephen King fan. His pure talent to craft an unbelievable premise for a story into something that truly makes you believe that it could in fact happen is astounding. I read many other fiction books, and like the characters. I read a Stephen King book and fall in love with the characters. Another suspenseful, twisty and shocking read from the master of horror.

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TheNeverendingTBR
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Another winner from King, probably the best one he's written in recent times.

It's a long one but fast-paced with unforgettable characters.

Check out my Goodreads for full review. ⤵️

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3146360524?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

AmyG I loved this book. Reminded me a bit of Stranger Things. (edited) 9mo
TheNeverendingTBR @AmyG Exactly what I said on my full review 😁👌 9mo
MrT I put this up there with the Outsider in recent years. I've always felt that after SK's accident that his writing has been somewhat in decline 9mo
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TheNeverendingTBR @MrT I have to disagree, in my opinion he's writing what interests him, over the years he's reading other material and getting other influences; he's made his money and he's trying to keep writing interesting to him. He's wrote incredible material since that accident, 11-22-63, Under the Dome and Cell go straight into my top-ten. 9mo
bookishbitch This has been on my tbr list for a while. I guess I need to bump it up to sooner. 9mo
MrT #TheNeverendingTBR We shall agree to disagree 🙂 I will always think the 80s was when he was at his best. My top ten does include some of those you have mentioned though. That's the great thing about reading....healthy subjective opinions and recommendations will always be different. 9mo
AlisBookNookCorner I loved this one! Have you read his newer work, If it Bleeds and Later? Both soooo good! Glad you enjoyed it! 9mo
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TheNeverendingTBR
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1️⃣ Alice Maxwell (Cell by Stephen King) 📲
2️⃣ 1984 by George Orwell 👁
3️⃣ Tagged ⬆️

#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94 💫

I tag @Ast_Arslan @DarkMina @LeahBergen @Kimberlone @Chelsea.Poole @Ash.on.the.line

Ast_Arslan Thanks for the tag! I'll do it after work 😉👋 9mo
LeahBergen Thanks for the tag! 9mo
DarkMina Thanks for the tag! 9mo
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🌸📖☺️ 9mo
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TheNeverendingTBR
The Institute | Stephen King

I've no idea where this is going but I'm so happy that I decided to read it right now, I'm enjoying it very much.

It just flows so well.

bthegood It's on my TBR, look forward to your review. 10mo
NikkiM5 Loved this one 👍🏾 10mo
tessavi This was my favorite read last year! 10mo
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MaryAnnie_loves_to_read
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New book day! #exciting

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pitou215
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Mehso-so

Not sure how I feel about this book! I really enjoyed the beginning but then I found it really long. I'd really like to know what people think!

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vicky_reeve
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King is one of my favorite authors, and I‘m always excited to start a new book by him. 60 pages in and loving it so far!

TheNeverendingTBR Did you finish it? Thoughts? 12mo
vicky_reeve @TheNeverendingTBR I haven‘t been able to finish that one, and that‘s probably cause I read 4-5 books at the same time. I‘ll probably finish it by next week though. So I‘ll keep you posted. 12mo
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camilla_788
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Wow! Thoroughly enjoyed reading this one and I was hooked from the very start. Absolutely loved the plot, along with the character development. My first Stephen King novel and it certainly won‘t be my last.

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wen4blu
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Thanks so much @Gaylagal2 for this #littlechristmasswap !! Everything arrived right on time. I‘m going to read this one under a blanket on a cold winter night. The reading log looks like a good replacement for the old notebook I‘ve been using. And Dove, yum!
#lcs

Thanks @bookish_wookish for coordinating!

bookish_wookish Love that logbook! 12mo
Gaylagal2 @wen4blu I'm so glad you got it! Enjoy my friend 🤙❤️ 12mo
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JodiPM
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I was a part of #SantaThing by library thing and this is one of the two books that arrived and I can‘t wait to read it! Thank you to my secret Santa. The second book might be here today hopefully.

TheNeverendingTBR I'm still needing to read this one too! 😌 13mo
JodiPM I hope it‘s good! (It probably will be) 13mo
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MrT
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I am now the proud owner of SK Triplets.

Dan_1988 Love this!! I have King, Pennywise and Jack Torrance 😁 14mo
MrT I really struggled to buy/find the IT SK Variant. Couldn‘t find it in the UK. Was shipped from US. (edited) 14mo
Dan_1988 @MrT Oh wow. I found IT in Menkind, shop. I had to buy Jack Torrance from US. (edited) 14mo
Nute Very cool! 14mo
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DHill
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“Half an hour after Tim Jamieson‘s Delta flight was scheduled to leave Tampa for the bright lights and tall buildings of New York, it was still parked at the gate.”

Kind of feels like the way my day is going. So many plans and here I still sit... #blackfridaygoals

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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ItsAnotherJen
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It's been a while since I've read Stephen King. 'The Institute' was SO GOOD! I listened to the #audiobook and loved it!
⭐⭐⭐⭐

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CaroPi
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Good morning! Nothing better in these days than to read a good horror book from the master! I love his written but as usual I am prepare for the bad endings...
@Hufflepuffle as you can see I couldn't wait to read it!

#horror

AmyG It‘s an excellent book. Enjoy! 1y
CaroPi @AmyG I am. Less than one hundred pages left 😁 (edited) 1y
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Avanders
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Today was a hard day. It was also one of those days where love & support from friends afar mean the whole world & hold you up.

I can‘t even with this amazing package, Chelle. It‘s so so so generous & thoughtful & everything. 🙏🏽💙 ALLLL these books!! The mask & the yummmy coffee, chocolates, & candies! The sugar skull marquee is so cool!! And when you first mentioned Corny, I thought you meant the socks (hilarious), then saw him..👇🏽(comments)

Avanders 😍😍 He‘s perfect. I don‘t know how to say thank you enough for sending your love and support in such a wonderful way. 🙏🏽💙😢💙🙏🏽 1y
MaleficentBookDragon I know how hard it is and I wanted you to know that I was thinking about you. I‘m happy Corny could make you smile. 1y
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍🥳💗💕🤩🤩🤩🎉🙌👏 1y
ShelleyBooksie Avanders- sorry to hear that you are having a hard time. Sending positive vibes your way! Corny is amazing. 1y
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CaroPi
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To be honest I did open the present before but then I went out to run some errands I love all the books. Perhaps I will start with the one is tagged. The socks!!! I know I will use them all the week! The kittens are beautiful! Can't wait to use them. A really amazing present! Thanks a lot @Hufflepuffle
#hauntedhollowswap
#hhs

Hufflepuffle You are so welcome!! I‘m glad you like it all 😊 1y
wanderinglynn Fun box! Love those socks. 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 1y
angela_fi13 Amo esas medias!!!! 🥰 1y
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BooksCoffeeNurse
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I didn‘t get a chance to play yesterday, so here goes. 1. My weekend plans are working. I work every weekend, unfortunately. 2. Stephen King, Lisa Jewell, Riley Sager, C.J. Tudor. 3. I haven‘t read too many terribly creepy books this month, just a lot of mysteries and thrillers. #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Great author list! Thanks so much for playing 👏🏻📚🍁🤗🎃🧡 1y
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angelamiller88
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The first book i have read in a long time, due to work commitments, generally being too tired or simply, netflix was the easier choice than picking up a book. The story is one of suspense, what was the secret at the Institute and what happened to all the children taken for their abilities. It keep the readers attention and enjoyable read as King has a way of writing that feels like you are part of the story, feeling the emotion of the characters.

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1y
angelamiller88 @Nute thank you, feel like I am hooked already 🤗 1y
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Christine
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My first Stephen King! Been meaning to read him forever, and I guess @Soubhiville ‘s #AuthorAMonth was the final nudge I needed. I really enjoyed it! The story was effectively disturbing, but what I appreciated most were the writing and character development - both kept me engaged and eager to press ▶️ on the audiobook whenever I could. Love Santino Fontana as a narrator, so that also contributed.

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Bookwormjillk
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
Andrew65 I read this earlier this month and felt the same. 1y
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magicalshelves
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This was so good! It reminded me a lot of Stranger Things but without the demogorgon. This is only me second book by Stephen King I‘ve read because I‘ve always been intimidated by the size of his books. Looking forward to reading more!

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paulareadsallthetime
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I really enjoyed this book. It is my@new favorite by SK. This book follows Luke as he is kidnapped from his home and taken to The Institute. He meets other kids like him and they all endure unspeakable punishments. Will they make it through? What happens in the back half? Have the people in charge underestimated these kids?

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Juzupis
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According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, roughly 800,000 children are reported missing each year in the United States. Most are found. Thousands are not.
#stepenking #theinstitute

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KathyWheeler
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Tonight‘s reading. Yes, they are kind of an odd pair. I‘ve been reading about a chapter a night from Gift from the Sea and started The Institute this evening.

TheAromaofBooks I really love Gift from the Sea. ❤ 1y
KathyWheeler @TheAromaofBooks Me too. I reread it periodically. I have the audiobook as well, so sometimes I listen to it depending on my mood. 1y
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BBowling
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Bailedbailed

First time I bailed on Stephen King. I have always loved King‘s character development. He did fine with his protagonist, but later he introduced characters who were not believable. I feel it maybe that he is no longer writing about things he knows. The believability of his Police Chief and the subject of Autism are two places he doesn‘t seem to know. It was a real stumbling block for this reader. King, is off my diet for a good while.

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Donna310x
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3 new books today...running out of shelf space! #theinstitute #themidwifemurders #thelastwidow

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Caroline2
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I didn‘t love this as much as I was hoping I would; but it‘s fun and classic King. Bit cheesy and predictable at times (and long winded!) but overall a good, solid read. 👍

Zoes_Human Love the cover of this edition! 1y
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Caroline2
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Another good reading week. Swimming Home was weird but felt good to get it off mount tbr. Washington Black was also weird but again felt good to finally get to it. Just started The Institute and LOVING IT!!! #weeklyreport

Bianca I was just thinking of starting The Institute next. Glad to hear it‘s good. 1y
squirrelbrain 😁👍😘 1y
Cinfhen Yay!!! Glad you‘re back to reading....🥳 1y
TrishB Loved the King, of course ❤️ 1y
Caroline2 @TrishB I‘m loving it so far Trish. I haven‘t read King for years now. He‘s such a great storyteller. 😀 1y
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KristenDuck
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Luke Ellis lives with his parents in a quiet town, and while things have been changing lately, nothing prepared Luke to be abducted in the middle of the night!

He is taken to the Institute which is full of other children also with abilities similar to him, also taken from their parents. Who are these people and why do they keep running tests on the children? Better question is will these kids ever escape?

This would be a great movie !

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sprainedbrain
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I *almost* stuck to one answer for each today! Progress?! 😂

📖 The Institute by SK

🖊 Ishiguro and John Irving. I can‘t and won‘t choose!

🎥 Interview with the Vampire, but hear me out: Tom Cruise is horrible as Lestat but Brad Pitt as Louis...😍

🎤 Incubus

🎶 In Bloom by Nirvana

#ManicMonday

JoScho I think we are about the same age and when Pardon Me came out I was just enamored with Incubus. I was certain Brandon Boyd was going marry me and play the didgeridoo at our wedding 😂 2y
sprainedbrain @JoScho Ha! I was never going to marry him, but that song was my gateway drug! 2y
JoScho Yeah girl! 2y
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TheAromaofBooks Have you ever listened to Sturgill Simpson's cover of In Bloom? He turns it into an entirely different song! 2y
sprainedbrain @TheAromaofBooks I have! I was fairly obsessed with that album a couple of years ago... I need to listen to it again. It has a gorgeous cover if I remember right. 🥰 2y
vivastory I feel like I just lost serious street cred by not choosing In Bloom 😱🙈😕 2y
sprainedbrain @vivastory nope, I just checked your response, and the Cypress Hill keeps your street cred firmly in check. ✌🏻 2y
vivastory Also the fact that you chose Institute makes me want to pick that as my next book, although it'll probably be HP book 3 😆 2y
sprainedbrain @vivastory as in, The Prisoner of Azkaban? That‘s where those books got gooooood! 2y
vivastory That's what I've heard, which really excites me because I've already been enjoying books 1 & 2. I even bought the illustrated editions 🤓📚 2y
sprainedbrain @vivastory Nice! I have the first 2 illustrated, so clearly need to spend more money. 🤪 (edited) 2y
TheAromaofBooks One time my husband and I were listening to a playlist that was something like “Nirvana covers you would never expect“ and the Sturgill Simpson one was on there and became a part of our permanent song rotation. It was also the playlist that introduced us to Richard Cheese, who basically takes rock & grunge and plays it like lounge music. His cover of Rape Me is... almost indescribable haha 2y
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Booklover2
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Meh. Kept the pages turning, nothing new here, same old trope been used again and again. The ending didn‘t wow me and way too long. Am I glad I read it? Absolutely! Just don‘t expect anything fresh here.

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Lauranahe
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Another great Stephen king book! I didn‘t think it was scary, but it was definitely unsettling at times. Children with special powers are kidnapped and taken to the Institute, where they undergo torturous experiments. I like the dynamic of the kids, reminiscent of It, and the adults who come to help, like in Doctor Sleep. I highly recommend this book!!

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March had many of us, including myself, feeling unable to concentrate on reading. I‘m glad my April picked back up, and I hope yours did too! 💕 One of my favorites is the tagged book. Happy reading!!

Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
Christine Yay!! Hoping my May is more like your April (and less like your March and my March and April ☹️)! 2y
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Lynnsoprano My April has been a lot better, too. 2y
WanderingBookaneer What did you think of Pity Party? 2y
gibblr @WanderingBookaneer It was good. A lot I could identify with, unfortunately (but also fortunately). 2y
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sprainedbrain
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I suppose it‘s possible that there will be a Stephen King book at some point that I don‘t like. I‘m just saying it‘s sure not this one.

Excellent, original story, great writing, characters I love. Nobody does it like King.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

GreenGrl87 I really enjoyed this one! 2y
bio_chem06 The way I see it, dude knows how to write. It's like having bad pizza, even bad pizza is good pizza. So even if it's not a favorite story, it doesn't mean it's a bad story. Just a thought? Ha! I love Stephen King too! 2y
sprainedbrain @bio_chem06 I think you‘re right! I‘ve read some that definitely weren‘t my favorite, but none that I plain disliked. 2y
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vivastory I haven't disliked any of his books I've read yet. The only one I feel like I might is Tommyknockers. 2y
sprainedbrain @vivastory I haven‘t read that one... probably won‘t, unless I someday decide to read all of his backlist. 2y
JaclynW Nobody does it like King indeed! I'm new-ish to King and I'm kicking myse6for not starting earlier. He has SO MANY books! 2y
sprainedbrain @JaclynW I started in junior high, and haven‘t come close to reading them all 30 years later. (Omfg I‘m old! 😳) 😂 2y
JaclynW My husband started in junior high with Stephen King too, he also isn't close to reading them all. I think we are about the same age. And yes, we are old!! But that's okay. We make old age look amazing, right?😉😁 2y
sprainedbrain @JaclynW yes we do! 🤣 2y
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Cortg
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Clocked in at just under 8 hrs yesterday. Up and at it again today. I didn‘t finish any books but I‘m loving my audiobook tagged in the title! I also made great progress in The Sympathizer ⏱ @Andrew65 @jb72 @SumisBooks #24B4Monday

Bookwormjillk Nice! 2y
Andrew65 Great time 👏👏👏 2y
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PhanieRose
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If you are used to the dark, horror SK books, you will find a different style of writing in The Institute. This book is creepy in a different way; it makes you feel the pain the kids are feeling and wonder if any of what is in this book could perhaps be a reality. What if it is?
I was expecting more mystery, more power from the kids. But great book, if you like mystery, psychological thriller, and telekinesis- telepathy topics, it is for you!

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j9brown
The Institute | Stephen King
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Good stuff, engaging and entertaining, as King always is. It did leave me wanting more, like, I was hoping we'd get a big jump forward in time and see what happens in these kids' futures. Maybe a sequel? Anyhow. It doesn't unseat my King fav (which will probably be Misery forever and ever), but I recommend it!

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