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Full Throttle
Full Throttle: Stories | Joe Hill
In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including In The Tall Grass, one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix. A little door that opens to a world of fairy tale wonders becomes the blood-drenched stomping ground for a gang of hunters in Faun. A grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in Late Returns. In By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain, two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the waters edge, a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality . . . and other horrors that lurk in the waters shivery depths. And tension shimmers in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert as a faceless trucker finds himself caught in a sinister dance with a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in Throttle, co-written with Stephen King. Featuring two previously unpublished stories, and a brace of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears, and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best.
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uwak
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welp, turns out I can't attend my next book club meeting because of another event I'm attending on the same weekend. time to work on the tbr and my libby list.

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TrishB
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My lovely Valentines pressies from hubby ❤️ and I did actually remember to buy something for him!

Balibee146 Fab.... Looking forward to hearing what you think about both of these 👍❤️ 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Wonderful gifts! 📚💓 2w
Tanisha_A 💘 2w
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Cindyelizavaz Best gifts to receive! 2w
julesG Perfect! 2w
squirrelbrain Well done you for remembering! 🤣😘 Lovely gifts! 2w
batsy Wonderful 😍 2w
TrishB @squirrelbrain I‘m not very good at the romantic stuff!! 2w
squirrelbrain I‘m not bad but my husband is much better! (I got him some Lego 😁) 2w
LeahBergen Lovely! And I bought my husband a nose hair trimmer one year for Valentine‘s. 😂 2w
TrishB @squirrelbrain 😁 bought hubby vinyl, which he loves like I love books and they‘re never ending too!! 2w
TrishB @LeahBergen 😂😂 love it. 2w
Reggie Are you gonna read the Hill? It‘s short stories. I‘m psyched if you are!!! What a great guy! 2w
TrishB @Reggie I‘ll read them because it is Joe and I think he‘s great too 👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts Brilliant ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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Readage
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⬆️⬆️ Hope to dive in soon; I miss Joe Hill

#upnext #bestlaidplans #stories #shortstories #JoeHill #horror #fiction #TBR

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Sweettartlaura
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Oooh, I‘m so excited to see people are keeping #24in48 alive this weekend, even without official hosts or prizes ♥️🙌🏻📚
I was planning on it, & I see I won‘t be alone.

I‘m aiming to have Full Throttle finished (that should work), and though my stack is small in number, it is large in page count with these two doorstops. I‘ll probably finish my current poetry read, & a graphic novel or two as well.

Happy reading!!!

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🌟🌟🌟🌟
#audiobook
#audible

Ericalambbrown Oh, I need to check this out! I‘m new to Joe Hill, but I like him so far. And I love both Gaiman and Wheaton as narrators! 1mo
DarcysMom @Ericalambbrown This was my first Joe Hill book! It definitely won't be my last. 1mo
Reggie My favorite was the coin operated friend robot story. 1mo
DarcysMom @Reggie Oh, that was a good one! 1mo
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Joe Hill has become one of my fav authors and his short story collections are a great way to get smaller examples of his talent. My favorites from this collection: Wolverton Station, Faun, Late Returns, Twittering from the Circus of the Dead, and You Are Released. I liked his collection Strange Weather just a smidge more but this is still great! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Sweettartlaura
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Oooof 😦
From Late Returns

Taking my time with this collection - 1 a day. And I‘m loving it 🥰

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DarcysMom
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JoScho Oh my fave was the carousel one! 2mo
DarcysMom @JoScho I just finished that one! It was creepy good. 😁 2mo
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Zombmom
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Just finished this collection of short stories from my favorite author, Joe Hill. My favorites are Faun and Mums.

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Twainy
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🎧 Finishing a bunch of books! Book mojo is back! What a collection of amazing narrators! Stories? 1 stinker, 3 ok & the rest 4-5 stars. Best story was written with his dad, narrated by Wil Wheaton & is worth the price of the book. A time traveling bookmobile gives those nearing the end a chance to read future books. Joe Hill name drops himself into the story 😁 This is a great compilation with 9 very good to excellent stories. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/3

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Butterflyamore
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If you are anywhere near Palmyra, NY today, you need to get to The Dog Eared Book before they close at 6 so you can take advantage of their buy one, get one free sale. Christmas books & other select books and bookish items are included in the sale!

I was excited to see these two wishlist books were still available & still can‘t believe that I got them both for the price of one! I‘m looking forward to reading them! Have you read either of these?

EmilyM Barnes and Noble had the Alice Hoffman for 50 percent off, and I snagged it! 2mo
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ericarobynreads
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Full Throttle by Joe Hill is an interesting collection of short stories that range from heartfelt to pure terror.

https://www.ericarobynreads.com/book-review-full-throttle-by-joe-hill/ #shortstories #horror

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ericarobynreads
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🖤🤩💀

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Rjcteacher
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Strong and creepy stories that play with classic short stories and twist them. Always entertaining.

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Sunday mornings with Joe.

Reagan I loved Dark Carousel. 3mo
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This is actually my first book of short stories I‘ve read. I‘m not usually a big fan but I love Joe Hill and I really enjoyed the stories in this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reggie Omg the one about the robot best friend!!!😲 4mo
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Short stories are tough me. A bit jarring to be catapulted into a new time and place and characters. I liked this one overall. My favorite was Faun.

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Branwen
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love these!!! 4mo
Branwen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too! I'm kind of addicted to them! 🍬😁 4mo
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C.Perone
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Just a little #spooktober thought for ya

The Master
mwahahahaha

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JoScho
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This was a great collection of short stories. I loved the intro. Some fabulously creepy stories. My favorites were Dark Carousel and Late Returns.

Mimi28 Oooooo I have this out from the library right now!! I am going to try to read it this week because I probably won‘t be able to renew it. It‘s a hot book, lol 4mo
Reggie The intro kinda made me tear up when he talks about having people in his life, his parents, whose light didn‘t cast him in their shadow but rather illuminated the way.❤️ 4mo
JoScho @Mimi28 oh it is good! I hope you enjoy it 🖤 4mo
JoScho @Reggie I know! And when he talked about he and SK playing Duel in the car -loved 🖤 4mo
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prowlix
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My finally tally for @DeweysReadathon #deweyoct readathon! About 4.5 hours was audiobook. Overall it was great weekend for some snuggles and putting a dent in this Joe Hill collection 🖤

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Reggie
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I don‘t know why I‘m surprised at the range of genres these stories cover. I know Joe Hill can write. I‘m always impressed when short horror fiction yanks me around emotionally and leaves me wrung out. These did that. I thought all of these were solid. My faves were Late Rerurns, All I Care About is You, Mums, and You Are Released. Total pick!!👇🏼

Reggie My absolute favorite in the bunch was All I CareAbout is You which is about a girl on her birthday and all the disappointment she has until she puts tokens in a robot boy and things look up.............but then there‘s those last two pages and I felt like just having had Joe Hill roll my heart in crushed glass, like rolling a truffle in crushed peppermint he decides not to eat it and instead throws it away. Wtf!!!! Joe Hill!! Lol, good stuff. 4mo
TrishB As I was banned from buying books in the run up to my b/d this will be first to buy if it doesn‘t turn up! 4mo
Reggie I‘m a little shocked, it‘s a collection of short stories. Are there, is it 51 or 52, books possibly on their way? Lol, I hope you have the best birthday, @TrishB!!! 4mo
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TrishB I doubt there‘s that many (it would be 52!) but any is a good amount 😁 4mo
readordierachel Brilliant simile! Now I want a truffle... 4mo
Reggie @readordierachel Thanks!! I‘ve been watching candy making videos for holiday prep, lol. 4mo
Mimi28 I have this book out from the library and I was shocked they let me renew it, lol. Thanks, I want to read it even more now. They may not let me renew it again, lol 4mo
Reggie @Mimi28 It‘s pretty good but be warned, just don‘t expect happy cute feelings from it. 4mo
Mimi28 Lol, thanks for the warning and for your concern ❤️I was thinking about reading it now because I can‘t sleep and if I keep laying down it won‘t be good either because I feel a heartburn attack coming on, but maybe I won‘t, lol. I was up earlier because of cramps in my legs. I think my boots were too tight yesterday... anywhoo, I‘ll find something else to read thanks 👍🏽😊 4mo
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Top three stories, in order: Late Returns, You Are Released, and Throttle. By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain gets honorable mention.

Faun and The Devil on the Staircase were DNFs; Thumbprint and Twittering from the Circus of the Dead I didn't like. In the Tall Grass was ok, a bit unsatisfying.

Everything else, including the intro and notes, were good, solid reads.

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Today I signed a job offer making my position permanent 😳

Celebratory 🧁 for everyone! Law library life for life!

LauraJ Congrats!🎈 4mo
Stacypatrice How fabulous!!! Congratulations 🎉 4mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳💜🥳 4mo
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Ncostell Congratulations!🎉🎉🎉 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin Yay, congrats!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 4mo
AmyG Congrats 🎉 4mo
Reggie Yayyy!! Congrats!!! 4mo
Hooked_on_books Congrats! And those cupcakes look amazing. 🤤 4mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉🎉🎉🥳🥳 4mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 4mo
TheLibrarian A little late but congratulations!! 4mo
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Joe Hill is fast becoming an insta buy author for me. This story collection is all wins and no duds, which is a rare thing. Hill pushes the edges of imagination and gore, creating his horrific worlds in spare prose. There are a few creatures, but the scariest characters are humans with no restraint or values. If you love horror, grab this one up soon!

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019

4thhouseontheleft Stacked! You listened to the audiobook? 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft I did both an ARC and audio, since it was so good I didn‘t want to put it down. 4mo
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This!! 💞💞

Nute Yes! 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes! There are some great bookish quotes in that story. I‘m almost finished with the book. 5mo
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C.Perone
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October full moon vibes 👻

#currentread

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In Full Throttle, Joe Hill calls this amusement park ride the S.S. Fuck No 😂😂😂

LeahBergen 😆😆 5mo
vivastory As someone who nearly died on an amusement park ride, I wholeheartedly endorse this 5mo
Sace 🤣 5mo
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AmyG Haha. Agreed. 5mo
Laura317 Nope nope nope. Not even getting near that ride! (edited) 5mo
sprainedbrain 😂 5mo
Soubhiville I went on one of these once with my Dad and sister. I hated it. I cried the entire time, clutching my dad‘s arm. Never again. 5mo
ladym30 Scary!😱 5mo
JoScho @vivastory @amyg @Laura317 @Soubhiville @ladym30 yes! I went on it was in my youth and it was terrifying! I agreed completely with Mr. Hill! 5mo
ladym30 You are one brave soul!❤️ 5mo
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I. Am. So. Tired. I‘ve been flip flopping between Full Throttle and The Butterfly Girl all morning but about to take a movie and puzzle break. Gremlins here we come (even though it is a Christmas movie 🤷‍♀️)

I just really need a coffee 😥

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Trued to get into this as an audiobook but am struggling. Anyone read it? Worth it?
#scarathlon #TeamSlaughter #halloween @Clwojick

Branwen I just finished reading the hardcover copy today...I loved it! Some stories were better than others (one was about a library!) but overall it was pretty great! 😀 5mo
EH2018 Oooh! Gotta check that one out! I will try again tomorrow...thanks @Branwen 5mo
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#birthdaybookhaul going to Barnes and Noble for books and a pumpkin spice latte has been my favorite birthday tradition of the past few years📚🤓🎂

AmyG Happy Birthday! Sounds like a great tradition. 🎂🎉🎁 5mo
TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 5mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 5mo
Slajaunie Happy Birthday!!🎂 5mo
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JoScho
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That feeling only Littens can understand and appreciate-scoring two new books from the library on pub day!!!

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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New audiobook (and NetGalley ARC). Already love it! 😱😱

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Branwen
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Did you write a short story about libraries, Mr Joe Hill?!?! 😲 You're so awesome! 💕📚💕📚

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Branwen
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I picked up this much anticipated library hold last night, and I dropped everything else to start it! Super excited! 😍 💕📚 I love most of Joe Hill's works. Adored Nos4a2, Strange Weather, and Horns, but not Heart Shaped Box. I read the first story in this book last night night and LOVED it! Can't wait to keep reading!

Also Maho was kind enough to pose for a litsy picture! 😻 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #maho

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Leftcoastzen
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Full of coffee , full of apple cinnamon scone , Full Throttle is coming home with me!

vivastory I wholeheartedly endorse this purchase! 5mo
Leftcoastzen @vivastory thought you might !😂 5mo
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Oh hey, who has two thumbs and is now getting the heck away from this carousel? #thisgirl

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MidnightBookGirl
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#ChillingPhotoChallenge Day 5: Horror
This is the Horror/Sci-fi/Fantasy section in the independent bookstore I work at!
#TeamSlaughter #scarathalon @Clwojick

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So excited this came in this week! I‘ve had it preordered for MONTHS and of course I had to get the signed copy! He‘s a must read for me.

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If Stephen King is the King of Horror, then his son Joe Hill must be a prince. My Mom and I were fortunate enough to get to attend Joe Hill‘s author event and signing at our local indie the other night. I have been a fan of Joe‘s since I first read NOS4A2. Here‘s the pic my mom and I took with Joe, since he writes horror it‘s the perfect pic for the #Scarathlon #ChillingPhotoChallenge Horror prompt. #TeamStoker 1 pt participation

vivastory Great pic! 5mo
Skygoddess1 @vivastory Thank you 5mo
Skygoddess1 @TheReadingMermaid here‘s another post missed 5mo
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SumisBooks That is so awesome! I'm awarding one extra point for how awesome this picture is! 🧟‍♀️ 5mo
Skygoddess1 @TheReadingMermaid Aww thanks! Meeting Joe Hill was so much fun, he read one of his short stories, told anecdotes. Super personable and funny 5mo
Reggie Hey, this was the Tattered Cover, I was there that night. He was so funny and I loved his story. 5mo
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vivastory
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My signed copy of Joe Hill's latest arrived today. Hill is an autobuy author & this is my second one signed by him (other is The Fireman). Perfect timing with the release of In The Tall Grass on Netflix this weekend.

LauraJ Nice! 5mo
rohit-sawant So cool! 5mo
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Thanks @TrishB for putting out his scheduled tour because I went to see him earlier tonight in Denver. He read us one of his stories, You are Released. He‘s quite a funny guy. My favorite part of his talk was when he said, I‘m paraphrasing, “When you get one of my 400 pg. novels, there was a good chance that it was 700 pgs to begin with, because there is an editing process and I‘m not upset about it but I‘ve gotten good at recognizing the 👇🏼

Reggie scenes I write for the reader and the ones I write for myself because I need to know the character I‘m writing completely.” It was sexy and touching at the same time when he said it. I had such a great time. And the bottom right photo was the scary path back to my car. I was just waiting for someone to jump out from behind a tree. Lol. 5mo
Cathythoughts Nice one Reggie. Sounds great. I‘m glad you got safely down that path 😱👍🏻 5mo
TrishB So jealous! Glad you enjoyed it, he‘s very entertaining 😁 sounds like he did a good talk. 5mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Sexy? 🤔😄 What a great night, lucky you! 5mo
Centique That is so cool. You and Joe Hill in the same room! I‘m surprised the universe didn‘t implode from two brilliant horror loving minds crossing paths! And as for the walk to the car afterwards 😱😱😱 5mo
Centique Also I love that he said he gets rid of so much. That‘s how I write too. Although I‘ve given up at the moment ... that kind of inspires me! 5mo
Avanders Yay what a great night!! 😍😍 5mo
Reggie @Cathythoughts Thanks, Cathy, Lol, during the day it looked gorgeous, at night gave me Nightmare on Elm Street flashbacks. 5mo
Reggie @TrishB Thanks, he did. And the story he read us makes me think he‘s growing as an author. Someone asked him how he got into writing comics and he explained how for a good7-10 years he couldn‘t sell a book or a story. He said he “failed into it.” Cause after managing to get a short story in an American “best” anthology a Marvel talent scout contacted him. He‘s come a long way. It was a great night. 5mo
Reggie @erzascarletbookgasm there‘s something about a man who is sooo good and passionate about what he does. You had to hear the way he said it. Lol 5mo
Reggie @Centique Awww I would totally read anything you wrote, Paula. Yeah, that path, gorgeous during the day, at night, every slasher movie scene. Lol 5mo
Reggie @Avanders and then I went to top off the night by reading about zombies. It was a good day. 5mo
Avanders Sounds like an amazing day 🧟‍♂️💚 5mo
vivastory This is awesome. Glad you got to attend! 5mo
sprainedbrain Very cool that you got to go! I adore him. 🖤 5mo
Rissreads Lucky you! I have only read one of his books but I plan to read more. 5mo
rohit-sawant So cool you had a chance to attend this! 🙌🏼 5mo
ValerieAndBooks Wow! Lucky you. That‘s dedication— several hours of driving each way (unless you flew instead?!). I really liked Tattered Cover when we lived in Colorado but went there only a few times, since it was about an hour from my house. And looks like the nighttime scene hasn‘t changed much! 5mo
Reggie @Rissreads I‘ve read 3 of his novels and his book of 4 novellas and some of his short stories. I‘ve never been disappointed so I hope you like his other stuff. 5mo
Reggie @robot-sawant you would have loved it. He was so funny and just....you could tell he loves to write. 5mo
Reggie @ValerieAndBooks it was also an excuse to visit a friend up in Fort Collins, which by the way is gorgeous. So many trees and outdoorsy things to do. Their downtown was so much fun to walk with my friend. The Tattered Cover was very cool and their staff was really nice. Joe Hill himself was incredible! 5mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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At Tattered Cover waiting for Joe Hill!!

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KathyWheeler
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This arrived today.

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Velvetsun
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Nice Easter Egg. 👍🏻🤓