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The Shining
The Shining | Stephen King
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Sara_Planz
The Shining | Stephen King
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It‘s kind of cool when you get room 217 at a lodge that you are staying at.

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Billie84
The Shining | Stephen King

“Monsters are real. Ghosts are too. They live inside of us, and sometimes, they win.”

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BarkingMadRun
Shining | Stephen King
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Clwojick You did great this month! Thank you for joining us 🖤 1mo
StayCurious Amazing job! 4w
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joja1la
The Shining | Stephen King
Mehso-so

Jag har nu läst klart the shining.
Mina tankar kring boken finns här:

https://bookreviewbyjohanna.wordpress.com/2021/10/30/halloweenmys-med-stephen-ki...

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Clwojick
The Shining | Stephen King
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I‘m a little ashamed to say I‘ve never read this, nor have I seen the movie. Time to rectify that I guess 🙈

#TeamSlaughter

RaeLovesToRead Book = awesome... film = not awesome... (although although latter is an unpopular opinion!) 😅😁 1mo
5feet.of.fury @RaeLovesToRead I loved Kubrick‘s movie version but Stephen King didnt like it because it overlooks some major themes in the book. I haven‘t read it, but I probably should… 1mo
RaeLovesToRead @5feet.of.fury I definitely recommend it! 😊 1mo
SomedayAlmost Seriously scary! Kept me up nights. Great book. 1mo
lydiadeetz31 I've read the book several times. Seen the Kubrick version and the tv remake King did in the 90's....I'm a fan of this story! It's awesome. Just spent my Halloween wedding anniversary at the hotel that inspired the book. It was incredible! 3w
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joja1la
The Shining | Stephen King

I am currently reading the shining but having trouble getting in to it...

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Messiejessie
The Shining | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Yep…. Horror is NOT my genre. I know this, but I had to buy it and give it a try, as this copy had such a superb cover.
I put off reading it and it took me a lot longer than is normal for me to get through.
The first 3/4 dragged for me, but it redeemed itself in the end. It had a very dramatic conclusion.
I hated Jack (a lot), even before the s**t hit the fan. What a dick.

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ErraticElle
The Shining | Stephen King
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Pickpick

My shock & horror at this book was hurt by the fact that I KNEW TOO MUCH. Sucked the air out of it just a tad. The atmosphere is great & the creep factor was majorly high. The character writing was really well done & the plot moved really well. Some language choices were offensive, cringy, & unnecessary, but otherwise I have few complaints. If you're on the fence about this one, I say go for it. The less you know beforehand, the better.

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Bookwormjillk
The Shining | Stephen King
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Still one of my favorites. #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter

AkashaVampie I've never seen it. 1mo
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Cazxxx
The Shining | Stephen King
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Reading this old favourite again 🖤

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dapperreads
The Shining | Stephen King
Pickpick

Wow, considering I hadn‘t even seen the movie until last month I‘m sorry I waited to read the book! That last half was action packed and really enjoyable!

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Sleepswithbooks
The Shining | Stephen King
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Because every time I turned on the television this weekend, “The Shining” was on 😂

My mood this week is Jack heckling Wendy as she swings a bat at him and it‘s only Monday.

#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter #TheShining #HeyDoc #WhyIDontHaveKids #ImnotgoingtohurtyouWendy #Imjustgoingtobashyoureffingbrainsin #Sweettalk #HeresJohnny #TheOverlookHotel

sharread 🤣❤👻😳 2mo
NikkiM5 😂 2mo
suvata Now, that‘s funny 😆 2mo
Clwojick I STILL haven‘t seen this! I need to make up for that soon! 2mo
Sleepswithbooks @Clwojick WHAT????? Pause October until you see classic 🔪 2mo
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aperfectmjk
The Shining | Stephen King
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More movies watched from AMC's Stephen King marathon. Silver Bullet, Christine, and The Shining.

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter

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cinda.marie
The Shining | Stephen King
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October #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks 🎃🎃🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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SomedayAlmost
The Shining | Stephen King
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As long as she‘s not typing, “All work and no play makes Shirley a dull girl…” #typewriter #rescuekitten #Shirleykitten

wanderinglynn What a cutie! 🖤🐱 2mo
TiredLibrarian A lithe & lovely kitty! 🐾😻 2mo
SomedayAlmost Thanks! She is running amok… 2mo
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lucifare
The Shining | Stephen King
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I grew up watching this movie and loving it but like the very legitimate cliche, the book was better. There was so much more going on that the movie didn‘t touch on and while maybe some parts were a little slow, I almost didn‘t want the book to be finished. I finished listening to The Shining last week on my library app and I only wish I had read this sooner.

lydiadeetz31 Look for the shining mini series that came out in the 90's....it follows the book more and it was filmed at the hotel that inspired the book. Really good! 3mo
lucifare @lydiadeetz31 Oh thank you for suggesting that! I will check it out and see if I can watch it, that sounds awesome! 3mo
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ItsAnotherJen
The Shining | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Much more of a horror story than The Stand, but I didn't enjoy it quite as much. Still a great book to listen to as an audiobook! I'm a fan of Stephen King and all of his brilliance. I give it 4 stars.

KathyWheeler I also like the sequel, Doctor Sleep. 4mo
ItsAnotherJen @KathyWheeler That will be my next King book. 4mo
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rather_be_reading
The Shining | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

Just eh. I wish I wouldve read it first before seeing the movie. I know King's books are typically long but man this couldve used some editing. I didnt feel the suspense or fear that I thought I wouldve. I wanted to bail so many times.

Onceuponatime I feel the same about this one! 5mo
ItsAnotherJen Shoot. I was planning on reading this one next! 5mo
candc320 I felt that way about Lisey‘s Story! 5mo
rather_be_reading @ItsAnotherJen then ignore me lol! 5mo
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rather_be_reading
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Chugging along....I hate this small print!

Bianca Books like this I have to hold very close to my face because I'm so near-sighted. 🙃 5mo
DivineDiana I know the feeling!🤨 5mo
BookishMarginalia I think I‘ve gotten too old for mass paperbacks… 5mo
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mom2bugnbee @BookishMarginalia I find myself reaching for my Kindle more & more for this reason. Increasing the font size is just a click away. 5mo
rubyslippersreads @Bianca That‘s the only way I can see tiny type. 5mo
Kappadeemom @BookishMarginalia me too. They are such a turn-off. I‘d have to be somewhere remote with no cell service to read one. (I prefer reading my Kindle app on my phone over them). 5mo
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Sara_Planz
The Shining | Stephen King
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Yes. I saw this. And I thought I absolutely need this for my Stephen King shrine. Which is in my front entryway.

Kinda sets the tone for any guests visiting, don‘t you think.

Bookwormjillk That is amazing 5mo
Amiable I love everything about this! 5mo
AmyG 🙌🏻 5mo
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marleed Perfection! 5mo
Sherlockmarie Love this. I need one. Where‘d you get it? 5mo
Sara_Planz @Sherlockmarie you can get them on Etsy and Amazon. 5mo
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rather_be_reading
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Books are mandatory when your riding in the backseat

peanutnine I wish! Reading in the car makes me carsick 😞 It's so disappointing 5mo
LeslieO @peanutnine Me, too. I used to be able to read in the car but I lost the ability. It‘s very distressing. 5mo
RamsFan1963 @peanutnine Me too, I would have KILLED for audiobooks when I was a kid. 5mo
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Oryx So jealous! That would make me so sick 5mo
Oldschool_millenial The roads be windy where I live/grew up so that was NOT an option 5mo
My.heart.is.lit One of my favs 👍🏼 5mo
paisleyjess Jealous! Can't read in the car (and some planes). 5mo
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rather_be_reading
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Book 116

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danx
The Shining | Stephen King
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Finally read The Shining. Did not disappoint, and I‘ve just ordered Doctor Sleep. Having not (yet) seen the 1997 mini series I was glad for a story that differed to the movie. And so powerful having the thoughts, feelings and history of the characters.

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vivastory
Shining | Stephen King
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Happy July 4th from the Overlook 🎆🍾

persephone1408 I just saw this picture on ice nine kills & spencer charnas' Instagram story. 5mo
TheLibrarian @persephone1408 I love Ice Nine Kills!! 🖤 5mo
persephone1408 I'm reading all of the books from every trick in the book. I just finished alice. Idk which one I'm gonna read next. What do you think?? 5mo
LeahBergen 😆👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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Christy2318
The Shining | Stephen King
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Did the Stanley Hotel tour today. Maybe I‘ll read The Shining now.

DivineDiana How was it? 5mo
Karisa You are braver than me! That sounds Creepy! 😱 5mo
Christy2318 We enjoyed it but my kids thought it would be creepy and it wasn‘t really. We did the day tour because the nighttime tour was sold out. Maybe the nighttime one is creepier. The kids are planning a return visit & want to stay at the hotel. 5mo
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ilanakeukake
The Shining | Stephen King
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Potential unpopular opinion: I found the middle part near the end of It🎈 & of The Shining🪓 boring. I actually skipped a few chapters. I loved the rest of the books though. There‘s no denying it, King is a phenomenal storyteller. #losersclub

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Parrot.Owned
The Shining | Stephen King
Pickpick

Finished the shining gave it a four star on good reads. Good story kept me turning pages the whole time.

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Parrot.Owned
The Shining | Stephen King
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Finished The midnight Library Tonight and loved it. Now Lets see if I can finish The shining tonight as well.

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Parrot.Owned
The Shining | Stephen King
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Loving this book hope to be finished this week

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magicalshelves
The Shining | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Much better than the movie but I didn‘t find it scary. I like that the hotel was its own character and the danger felt much more real in the book than in the movie. I would have liked to have seen more of the ghosts throughout the novel but I think King did a great job showing Jack‘s descent into madness.

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AC4ever17
The Shining | Stephen King
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I read 4 and a half books in May.
Stone Cold Touch and Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
The Shining By Stephen King
And I got a little over half way finished with Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano.
Didn‘t read as much as I have been but that‘s okay.
What did you read in May? #mayreads #maywrapup

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Parrot.Owned
The Shining | Stephen King
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Enjoying this so far. Anyone else reading a Stephen King book

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Mistermandolin
The Shining | Stephen King
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As I was telling AmyG the other day, I gave away, several years ago, a first edition NEL paperback edition of The Shining, originally bought during a family holiday to Spain in 1979. What was I thinking?!! 😩😱🤯Reading it in ‘79, I was so terrified that I dreaded walking down the hotel corridors. Later, I loved the film too, although King, I understand, didn‘t. Today‘s King question: which of his books absolutely straight-out scared you the most?

BkClubCare I haven‘t read the King books that seem to be most horror (all my own impression - how can one really know?!) but Pet Semetary was one the I was most scared to read. I survived it and enjoyed it more than I expected. Bag of Bones was another one I thought would be terrifying - I survived 😱 6mo
Mistermandolin @BkClubCare Apparently Pet Sematary scared him too, to the extent that he thought twice about its publication. 6mo
AmyG Pet Semetary for me, too. I loved the movie...with Dale Midkiff and Fred Gwynne. Gage looked like a friend‘s son..freaked me out. The Shining, though, is a favorite King book. I enjoyed the movie, too. (edited) 6mo
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Mistermandolin @AmyG There‘s something very dark about that one for sure. 6mo
Twainy My first horror book was The Shining. So I‘ll go with that one but it looks like I need to read my copy of Pet Sematary. 😁 6mo
Mistermandolin @Twainy And don‘t forget Salem‘s Lot. Also scary as hell. 6mo
swynn @Mistermandolin Definitely Salem's Lot, no contest, which I read at a time in my life when I was especially receptive to what it was doing. 6mo
Twainy I have the old silver paperback of The Shining & recently got the new classy looking version in a swap 🖤 you never forget your first horror book! I have the B&N exclusive collection with Salem‘s Lot included so now every time I see the new hardcover edition that would match most of my other King books I wonder just how crazy would it be to own two versions of that book also ... especially since I bought the 1st one to save space. 6mo
jb72 None of the SK books I‘ve read have actually scared me. But Salem‘s Lot did give me a nightmare one time. 6mo
Gissy I haven‘t read anything too scary yet but I‘m only beginning to read Mr. King‘s books. However, Pet Semetary was a great book. There were many social critics in the book, his love as a father, the superstitions, it was gory, dark but not scary to me. The movie adaptation was awful. I enjoyed The Outsider and The Green Mile. I need to read It, The Shining and Salem‘s Slot to see if they scare me. I‘m buying some of those old hardback editions. 6mo
Mistermandolin @jb72 Same here with Salem‘s Lot. The scene in the window gave me a nightmare. Not many books have done that. 6mo
Mistermandolin @Gissy King‘s favourite band were The Ramones, who did a song called Pet Sematary. Scarier in its own way than the book. 6mo
jb72 @Mistermandolin Exactly what happened to me. That scene is crazy. 6mo
abandonedonearth I cannot say any book has scared me, including King‘s books. But I do enjoy his novels, although I do admit I haven‘t read anything he wrote post-1998. 6mo
Mistermandolin @abandonedonearth I reckon sticking to the earlier stuff is wise. He had his best moments then, for sure. 6mo
Gissy @Mistermandolin I will check this song. Thanks! 6mo
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BarkingMadRun
The Shining | Stephen King
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I can‘t have enough of these Funkos!! #jacktorrence #redrum #stephenking

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Ast_Arslan
Shining | Stephen King
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Watching this for the first time in my life 🤣

#shining #movie

TheNeverendingTBR Like it? 7mo
Ast_Arslan @TheNeverendingTBR a lot 😍 I have to read the book 🤣 7mo
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Kpiper
The Shining | Stephen King
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Rereading an old favorite this weekend. I‘m going to read Dr. Sleep next.

BooksCoffeeNurse This is one of my all time favorite books. ❤️ 7mo
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Shane578
The Shining | Stephen King
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Wonderful disturbing storytelling

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ShyBookOwl
The Shining | Stephen King
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It's been a wild ride this last year, and I'm sure we've all relied on books more than ever.

For me, I leaned in with The Shining, and that was great. But I've also found comfort in bookish stories like The Lost for Words Bookshop and The Midnight Library. How about you?

Share your #lockdownfaves

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Tattooedteacher
The Shining | Stephen King
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#litsyspringbreak Prompt: Haunted house. This book can still freak me out. It was originally published in 1977 and established King as a force to be reckoned with. It was also his first hardcover bestseller. Redrum, redrum.

TheKidUpstairs Classic choice! 9mo
Tattooedteacher @TheKidUpstairs I try to be creative but honestly this was a no brainer for me. Have a beautiful weekend. 9mo
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BooksCoffeeNurse
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1. Jack Torrence 2. IT! 3. I only stack books that look good AFTER I look them up on Goodreads. 🙈 #wondrouswednesday

Eggs #3 smart idea! Thanks for playing 📚👏🏻💗 9mo
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ishan0986
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No doubt I am gripped by this novel but the pace of the story is not my style. It is quite slow for me. Still trying to complete it. Will take the whole next week if i have the patience 😅.

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Bits
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My second #newyearwhodis pick from @megawhoppingcosmicbookwyrm
Wooof... Jack Torrance is a force of a character! 😳 😳 😳
This was my first Stephen King (won't be the last) and first horror genre book. I went in with a very open mind and not really knowing anything about the story other than pop-culture references to the movie. It exceeded all vaguely-formed expectations. Definitely a pick!

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm YAY!!! I‘m so excited that it exceeded your expectations! 🥰 King has a way of making characters that really stick with you long after reading his books. I‘m also very glad to have introduced you to horror with such a strong contender. I‘d have felt pretty guilty if I‘d chosen something to put you off the genre. 😱😅 9mo
Twainy This was my first King book 🖤 9mo
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amywithbooks
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Book 3 on my #stephenkinglonghaul
It has been years since I read this and I had forgotten just how very different the book is from the movie (especially the end). So many of the iconic moments in the movie are not in the book. But I love them both! Really enjoyed my re-read - this is a perfect winter read given the setting of the snowed-in Overlook Hotel. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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ishan0986
The Shining | Stephen King
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A few chapters in and I am totally gripped by the novel. Should have read it earlier😅.
#bookspin
#bookspinbingo
#Stephenking

GinaKButler It‘s so good! 10mo
Scochrane26 I don‘t do horror but glad you‘re enjoying it. 10mo
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Bits
The Shining | Stephen King
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Ermmm... So I'm sitting here reading The Shining (which I'm loving) and decided to take a little break to play Wordscapes and THIS is the first puzzle to come up!
Should I be concerned?!? 😂😱😂😱
@MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm #newyearwhodis

TrishB Lol 😂 10mo
BookwormM Be afraid be very afraid 🤣🤣I have just finished a reread of The Shining still love it 10mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm You‘ve got the shine! 😂🤣😂 10mo
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Bits @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I know! What is Tony trying to tell me? 🤪😂 Even the background picture looks like Colorado! Come on, man! 😭😆😕 10mo
Bits @BookwormM This is my first time reading it and my first Stephen King! I'm about 40% in right now and definitely loving it! Until this ominous warning, of course! 😂 10mo
marleed Hahaha! 10mo
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amywithbooks
The Shining | Stephen King
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Next up on my #stephenkinglonghaul- one of my favorites! 👻😈

BooksCoffeeNurse This is one of my favorites too. ☺️❤️ 10mo
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Reagan
The Shining | Stephen King
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Tomorrow, water damage remediation final stage begins! Contractors will be pulling up and replacing the floor in the dining room and living room, and some kitchen cabinets. I haven‘t been posting because among other things, I have been packing books! So. Many. Books. Upside, I took the next 2 days off because it‘s too much to try to work at home during this, so I can catalogue the book hoard in my bedroom and read ❤️🤪

BookNAround Ugh! I hate that you‘re having to do disaster remediation. We‘re doing voluntary work on the house and that‘s bad enough. 10mo
Reagan @BookNAround true! I thought about painting while it‘s happening and thankfully came to my senses 😂 hoping your housework is quick and smooth! 10mo
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vivastory
The Shining | Stephen King
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It's commonplace that twitter is often a dumpster fire, but magic does happen there. As it did yesterday when writer & editor Gabino Iglesias first pitched this great anthology idea. Enough big names quickly expressed interest that he announced this morning that King's agent is being contacted. If done right this would be brilliant.

TheKidUpstairs This is a freaking fantastic idea! 10mo
vivastory @TheKidUpstairs I *really* hope King says yes 10mo
Librariana I've only read 4 King novels so far - 11/22/63, IT, Mr. Mercedes, and The Outsider (which reminds me, I need to finish the Bill Hodges trilogy!) - but my husband has read many, many more, including his Dark Tower series. An anthology like this would be amazing! 10mo
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Bookish.SAM Ohh... how fun could this be!?! 🤞 10mo
vivastory @Librariana I have 11/22/63 on my TBR this year. I hear it's one of his best! The Outsider is one of my fave recent works by him. 10mo
vivastory @Bookish.SAM Right?! Here's hoping! 10mo
ephemeralwaltz 11/22/63 is so addictive and so much fun!!! I couldn‘t put it down. 10mo
Librariana @ephemeralwaltz @vivastory - 11/22/63 was my introduction to King and it was an outstanding work of speculative, historical fiction. Proves he's a phenomenal storyteller! Eagerly looking forward to reading many more of his (and his sons!) works. 10mo
vivastory @ephemeralwaltz I can't wait to read it. I plan on reading it in March. 10mo
vivastory @Librariana Love Joe Hill! I need to read his recent collection of short stories. What's your fave Hill book? 10mo
Librariana @vivastory - Oh, Scott... I don't know that I'm the best person to ask as I've only read Vol. 1 of Locke & Key (greatly enjoyed and am on hold for Vol. 2!)(plus, I don't know what your thoughts are on whether or not graphic novels count...) and the aforementioned hubby and I started listening to "The Fireman" together during a road trip... and then didn't finish it because we ran out of road and trip ? Fully intend to pick it back up, though! 10mo
vivastory @Librariana Graphic novels definitely count! My favorite is actually a tie between NOS4A2 & Locke and Key. Looking forward to your thoughts on Fireman 10mo
Reggie This would be awesome! 10mo
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