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The Stand | Stephen King
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The Stand | Stephen King
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"Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home."

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#bookquotes #quotes #StephenKing #foodforthought #makesyouthink #headscratcher #profound #fiction #novels #thewisdomofStephenKing

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The snow has arrived! Perfect reading weather! 😁❄️🌨

litenthusiast Stay safe! Also, I hope you are enjoying The Stand. 6d
DaveGreen7777 @litenthusiast Thank you! I am! 😊 6d
Branwen YAAASSSS!!!! I agree! Snowy weather is SO perfect for reading! 😍📚💕 I hope you're enjoying it! 6d
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Buechersuechtling Oh yes, for cosy reading purposes a nice high blanket of snow ❄️ is the best‼️ Although, it also often worries me when it‘s snowing, especially on weekends, because I often have to drive long distances by car. And you can never be 100 % sure that there ain‘t ice under the snow. 😱 But as I can see, you‘re safely snuggled in with a hopefully good story. So enjoy hugely‼️📖 6d
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen Thank you, Becky! 😊 6d
DaveGreen7777 @Buechersuechtling Exactly! Snow is great... until I have to shovel it or drive in it! 😂 6d
Suet624 3 feet here so far. 6d
DaveGreen7777 @Suet624 Yikes! 😱❄️🌨 5d
Branwen I love this picture so much! It makes me feel so cozy and relaxed and ready to read! 😁📚💕 3d
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen Awww, thank you, Becky! As you know, I‘m not really a fan of snow, but I can‘t deny it makes for some tranquil pictures! 😁 3d
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BarkingMadRun
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I‘m finally past 10% on my #chunksterchallenge2020 book, I got to 14% today! #progress @Amiable I am sad that I will have to replace it soon though, this book is from 1989 and I‘ve read it so many times that it‘s falling apart. I will keep this copy forever but for the purposes of reading, I will need another one!

Amiable Yay! Great job! 👍🏼 1w
Kimberlone This book is a reading goal for this year for me! Ive never read it before but it‘s one of my boyfriend‘s favorites. 1w
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Balibee146
The Stand | Stephen King
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New treats to read after giving up my last read for now... Bribing myself with these two highly anticipated books because I need to do loads of admin and 3 tax returns this weekend 😬😬
Which of them to start first tonight 🤔🤔🤔
#currentlyreading

Tamra Once Upon a River! 1w
Lifeisasnap I agree with @Tamra! 1w
Balibee146 @Tamra @Lifeisasnap thanks 👍😉👍 1w
TrishB They‘re both great 👍🏻 1w
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BarkingMadRun
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I‘m beginning my #chunksterchallenge2020 book today, a reread of the Stand, which should only be read uncut. It‘s a beast, and I plan to read for an hour every time I finish a book, which should have me done with it in a couple months lol @Amiable also, note that it‘s moved with me from high school, and three moves as an adult. I‘ve had this book since 1990. It‘s mangled and I love it and I hope it lives forever.

Bklover My favorite kind of books!!! And I agree-uncut is best! 2w
Amiable I love this! A few years ago I FINALLY read “A Suitable Boy,” a chunkster I‘d been carrying around since 1994 when I was pregnant with my oldest son and I bought because I actually thought I‘d have lots of time to read with a newborn! Ha! He was 21 by the time I read it. 😄 2w
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Howard_L
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Finally finished this behemoth! I truly enjoyed it although had I known that it was the 1300 page version, I just might have passed. This is not my usual genre but not my first Stephen King either. I can't judge whether this is his magnum opus or not but it is a masterful tale of a modern day armageddon involving survivors of an accidentally released man-made plague in an epic war of good and evil ostensibly for the future of the human race...

TrishB One of my fave books 👍🏻 2w
Howard_L @TrishB so which of his do you recommend next? Think I read Cujo and Christine years ago, they were ok....how about 11/22/63? I like the premise... 2w
Bibliophile861 This is on my TBR list but I also have the 1300 page version so maybe I‘ll read it when I‘m recovery once I have my knee replaced 2w
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Bibliophile861 @Howard_L sorry to butt in but 11.22.63 is brilliant and was my first Stephen King book 2w
ljuliel I second 11-22-63 2w
TrishB Agree!! @ljuliel @Bibliophile861 a good read. For horror I would recommend Salem‘s Lot and Needful Things. 2w
ljuliel Salem‘s Lot was the first of his I read. Back when I wore bell bottoms. I don‘t remember a thing about it because it‘s been SO many years. 😮. I‘m getting O L D. 👵🏻 @TrishB (edited) 2w
TrishB @ljuliel I know that feeling! 2w
Howard_L @Bibliophile861 thanks I think I‘ll try that soon 2w
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DaveGreen7777
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The further I get into this book, the more Randall Flagg terrifies me! 😱

Also, people sometimes assume because I read so much that I must be smart, but if I was really smart, I would have learned by now to stop reading scary novels late at night right before trying to get to sleep! 😳

Meaw_catlady Haha yes reading does not equal smart for me as well! You should hear me try to pronounce words in some of these books. And don‘t even try to ask me the meaning! Lol 2w
kspenmoll That‘s why I can‘t do scary day or night! Nightmares!!!! 2w
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady HA HA, I‘ve done that many times myself! I still remember the look I got when I first pronounced macabre as “Mack-a-bree”! 😹😹😹 2w
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Jeannineth I have read most (a good majority) of the King but I have avoided The Stand. The movie was very good but that book is 1200 pages. Now that‘s scary!!! 2w
DaveGreen7777 @kspenmoll I understand! 😱 2w
DaveGreen7777 @Jeannineth Yeah, I put off this book fir literally years for that reason. I kept wanting to read it but would alway go, “But it‘s so looooooooong!” 😢 Still, I‘m really enjoying it so far, so I‘m glad I finally made the plunge. 😁 2w
ljuliel It‘s funny , I‘ve read hundreds of true crime books and never felt afraid that someone e was going to break in and slit my throat. I haven‘t read much horror, but I‘d say it creeps me out more than the true stuff. Not sure why, unless I know there are people out there that make this stuff up in their heads. THEY scare me worse than the books do . 2w
DaveGreen7777 @ljuliel I know what you mean, the best horror authors just know how to get into our heads! 😱😱😱 2w
litenthusiast I'm 100% with you. But the further I get into this book the more I want to keep reading it. So, I would say a sign of a good horror book is you can't avoid reading it late at night. 😉😱 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz 🤣🤣🤣 love your caption!! I avoid reading horror at night no matter how 'good' it is!! 😅 2w
DaveGreen7777 @litenthusiast Excellent point! 😁 2w
DaveGreen7777 @Jee_HookedOnBookz HA HA, Thank you! 🤣 2w
RaimeyGallant great photo! 2w
DaveGreen7777 @RaimeyGallant Thank you! 😁 2w
Suet624 😂😂😂 6d
DaveGreen7777 @Suet624 😁😁😁 5d
MaGoose 😜🤪😱 21h
DaveGreen7777 @MaGoose 😂😂😂 20h
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DaveGreen7777
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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94
Thank you for the tags, @Gissy and @Meaw_catlady 😀

🌕 The New Year has been a little rough so far... I got hit with a nasty cold that just won‘t go away! 😷

🌕 I‘m 800 pages into “The Stand”! 🤓

🌕 If you‘d like to participate, consider yourself tagged! 😊

Gissy I did already! Thank you!❤️❤️❤️ 2w
MoonWitch94 Get well soon!!! Thanks for playing ☺️ 2w
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Meaw_catlady
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🌝 the new year has been good! I am actively trying to apply for graduate school so that resolution is standing strong!
🌝 I am finishing up The Stand for our buddy read! Also listening to The Silent Patient on audiobook.
🌝 @DaveGreen7777 @Branwen @Megabooks @Alora
#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

Alora Love everything about this post! Thank you for the tag! What did you want to take in grad school?! I am currently in Human Resources Management in grad school and counting down the months until graduation! Lol. I also can‘t wait to read this book. I don‘t even remember the movie so it‘ll all be new! 😍 2w
MoonWitch94 I just got your letter yesterday. So excited for you to pursue grad school! 🖤🌙🤍 Thanks for playing ☺️ 2w
wanderinglynn Yay for pursing grad school. Good luck! ❤️🍀 You‘ll rock it! 🙌🏻 2w
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Megabooks Glad you‘re shooting for graduate school!! Good luck!! 💕💕 thank you for the tag! 😘😘 2w
Meaw_catlady @Alora thank you lovely ! I want to get my Masters in Library Sciences ! That‘s so cool! You‘re so close to graduating!! You‘ve got this! 🖤 2w
Alora @Meaw_catlady Thats awesome!! I‘ve always wondered how you become a librarian! Do you have to go to school for it?! 2w
Meaw_catlady @MoonWitch94 thank you!!! 🖤 2w
Meaw_catlady @wanderinglynn thank you so much!! I need all the luck ! 🖤 2w
Meaw_catlady @Megabooks thanks my friend!!! I appreciate the support and love ! 🖤❤️🥰 2w
Meaw_catlady @Alora to be an “official” librarian you typically have to have the masters. My title is Customer Service Rep currently but I basically do all the work a librarian does but at a smaller scale in my small library. But if I want to get full time and salary I‘ll need to get the masters. 2w
Alora @Meaw_catlady Oh wow! I did not know that! Very cool! Good luck, you can do it! 2w
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Beatlefan129
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After almost 2.5 months, I finally finished! Although it‘s definitely dated and wanders off-track at times, I have to say that it was an awesome story. And don‘t let this cute face fool you— Snoopy got a hold of this and may have nibbled a few pages 😱 #dogsoflitsy

Marni I absolutely love this book and have read it 3 times. Glad you enjoyed it! 3w
batsy This doesn't seem right. Snoopy looks perfectly angelic 😂😍 3w
AlaMich I agree with @batsy ...you must have mice! 😆 (edited) 3w
Meaw_catlady Yay!! Great work!! I‘m still going! Hopefully will finish this week! 3w
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JacintaMCarter
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m-o-o-n-that-spells
The Stand | Stephen King
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"I've been to Bermuda and England and Jamaica and Montreal and Saigon and to Moscow. But I haven't been on a journey since I was a little girl and my father to my sister Bess and me to the zoo"

#stephenking

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AlobelThee
The Stand | Stephen King
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I'll dedicate 2020 to reading through The Stand. I got my simple reading goal of 20 books this year. 😄 I'll see if I can get close there again, while enjoying this mega read.

#ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious 10+1
#WinterGames @Clwojick 🎉

StayCurious Excellent! +11 3w
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sprainedbrain
The Stand | Stephen King
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King is one of my favorite authors, but I have somehow managed not to read this before now. It‘s old (originally published 1978, uncut version in 1990), and while some aspects/language are uncomfortably outdated, the storytelling is masterful, the many characters are so well-written, and the plot is so absorbing that it‘s pretty much a perfect read. I read part on kindle, but probably listened to 75%—the audio is fantastic.

Just wow.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Texreader I loved this book when I read it back in the early 80s. I still think it‘s his best. 1mo
Suet624 I first read it in the 80‘s too. Really enjoyed it. 1mo
Karkar My favorite Stephen King book! 📚❤️📚 1mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘ve been putting this off forever, I‘m intimidated by its size, I read IT, but I think this chunker is even bigger!! I may have to firmly commit to a 2020 read! (edited) 1mo
Prairiegirl_reading Ack! It‘s so long! I‘m scared! 1mo
sprainedbrain @JanuarieTimewalker13 @Prairiegirl_reading it definitely is long... if you like audiobooks at all, I highly recommend. I find that audio helps me get through chunksters much easier because I can listen while I do other stuff! 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I think I have to hold the book, until my hands hurt and then maybe flip to audio. Lol I‘ve only listened to two audiobooks of SK‘s and they were both tiny: Elevation and The Gingerbread Girl. 1mo
Prairiegirl_reading @sprainedbrain I do like audio but nearly 48 hours!!?? 😱😱😱😱 1mo
sprainedbrain @Prairiegirl_reading sounds really good at 1.75 speed. 😂😂😂 1mo
Prairiegirl_reading @sprainedbrain 🤣🤣🤣 I do have a few credits. Might have to try since I‘ve had it on mount tbr for many years! If you say so 😉 1mo
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AlobelThee
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The Stand is that ultimate chunkster, to possibly try for in the New Year. I've got so many TBRs waiting from the last winter! 🤓📚 I'll hope to go for reading The Snow Child soon in January, and may plan Riverdale: The Maple Murders for a later fall season read.

#ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious 5+1
#WinterGames @Clwojick 🎁

OrangeMooseReads The Stand is worth the read 1mo
StayCurious Oh great! I want to read Riverdale. +6 4w
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JacqMac
The Stand | Stephen King
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It took me most of the month, but I‘m finished! What is there to say? This book is fantastic. It just might be my favourite King. But it‘s hard to choose. I‘m very much looking forward to the new show. The casting is pretty amazing.

BarkingMadRun My absolute fave, I‘ve read it like twenty times 1mo
Texreader I read it back in high school. Definitely my fave of his books. It‘s terrific 1mo
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dariazeoli
The Stand | Stephen King
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@LaraReads - this is one of the most creative giveaways I‘ve seen! 😍

1. Kleenex, for the inevitable cold one gets when reading about Captain Tripp‘s
2. M-O-O-N, that spells Tom Cullen!
3. This album contains “Don‘t Fear the Reaper,” which played in the original miniseries
4. Trashcan Man isn‘t just our Litsy pal - he‘s a character in this book!
5. Flagg wears this on his denim jacket
6. In prep for the upcoming adaptation!

#bookbasketgiveaway

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s pretty great! 1mo
LaraReads Finally got off work & can respond! This is a really great list! I love the combo of book & adaptations! Gives us so much more material. Great job! 💕 (edited) 1mo
sudi I love this, especially because i'm reading the book right now. 😊 1mo
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dariazeoli @LaraReads Thanks - I love this idea so much! 1mo
dariazeoli @sudi Yay! Hope you‘re not in the midst of a cold 😉 Enjoy the long ride! 1mo
sudi @dariazeoli that happened when i started reading it, i had to put down the book cause it was freaking me out 😂 1mo
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Meaw_catlady
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Hey all I know some of us have already finished and some are behind *raises hand*
Let‘s do a quick check in! Also don‘t forget to check the slack group we have had some interesting discussions in the chat! I am currently on chapter 48! My rating currently is 4 out of 5 ish. I have been finding a lot of typos and contradictions. Is this because of the rewrite? Does anyone else notice this?

DrexEdit Oh golly, WAY behind. 😊 Hope to do some catch up over the weekend! 1mo
Meaw_catlady Remember to mark your spoilers ☠️ 1mo
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cobwebmoth I finished the book a month ago.(I'm a binge reader.) I liked it. I would probably give it close to 4 stars. I didn't notice a lot of errors, but mine was a newer reprint, so maybe that's why?🤷‍♀️ The things I want to voice an opinion on are very spoilery, so I'll just be quiet. 1mo
Meaw_catlady @cobwebmoth oooh have it prepared for when I finish! I want to know !! 😈 1mo
Meaw_catlady @DrexEdit I feel like I‘ve spent hours reading and have made it nowhere !!! 1mo
sudi I'm currently on chapter 54. I would give it 4 out of 5 stars right now. Right now, everything i want to discuss has spoilers so i'll wait. I'm even tempted to just read the ending because everytime i read a chapter there's another new piece of info and i can't wait to see how everthing comes together in the end 1mo
DaveGreen7777 I‘m on Chapter 45 right now. Right now I‘d give it 4 stars. When it‘s good, it‘s really good, but there are some aspects I find rather frustrating... while I applaud King for giving us a noble mentally-handicapped character in Tom Cullen, I do find some of his dialogue questionable... especially the constant M-O-O-N references which feel to me like Tom‘s disability is being played for laughs. Some of the writing is downright offensive to me 😡 1mo
Meaw_catlady @sudi same!!! 1mo
Meaw_catlady @DaveGreen7777 I feel the same way. A lot of the language is offensive. I guess it wasn‘t 2019 and people weren‘t very woke . But it‘s cringe worthy. 1mo
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady I totally agree! A lot of the racial comments make me cringe. I think King was trying to make a statement on how pervasive racism can be, that even people we wouldn‘t think would be racist can be poisoned by it and say horrific things behind closed doors, but it‘s still handled rather poorly at times, offensive for the sake of offending rather than exploring how hurtful that kind of language really is. 1mo
Meaw_catlady @DaveGreen7777 I had a really hard time with The Shining because of this. 1mo
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady Yeah, some parts of that were really rough, too. 😔 1mo
Meaw_catlady @DaveGreen7777 I love King‘a writing but I am less angry at his newer writings. Elevation was a lot more elevated if you know what I mean. I‘m looking forward to reading the institute to see how the language has changed 1mo
Branwen I just hit chapter 56! I'm really enjoying experiencing this book with you guys! 😍 I totally agree with how you are feeling about the language in this book. The language in his older books is one of the reasons why it took me a long time to become a King fan! But this was actually the book that made me love his work, and I think it was because of the amazing dynamic between the characters! 1mo
Branwen Also I keep forgetting to check our slack feed! 😖 I'll try to be better at that! 1mo
Beatlefan129 I‘m 75% done, somewhere around chapter 56 I‘d guess (I‘m at work and don‘t have the book with me). At this point I feel like it‘s dragging a bit. I totally agree with the other comments—some of the writing surrounding race and sexuality are very cringy. I thought he‘d never stop introducing new characters but now I just want to see how they all come together (edited) 1mo
Meaw_catlady @Branwen knowing you loved the book helped me a lot going in! 1mo
Meaw_catlady @Beatlefan129 I know right ! Character after character. The part where they come across the 4 men with the “zoo” had me reading over and over to figure out who and what was going on.... also that was sick. 1mo
sprainedbrain I am pretty terrible... haven‘t started yet. 😂 BUT, it‘s my next book after this one, and its a challenge book for me for 2019, so I will have it finished by the end of the month. 😬 1mo
sudi I also agree with @Beatlefan129 , too much time is being wasted describing the committee and their daily lives. I just wish we get to see them facing Flagg soon. 1mo
TK421 I made it to chapter 31, and then got horribly sidetracked. I'll start back up as soon as I finish the book I'm in now. 1mo
litenthusiast I am way behind. I think holiday craziness has taken over my life and I have had no time to read. So far, I would give it a 4/5. 1mo
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“The combers, glassy blue-green, moved slowly in, their slopes becoming more pronounced as the bottom shallowed up beneath them, their peaks gaining first a curl of foam, then a curdly topping. Then they crashed suicidally against the rocks as they had since the beginning of time, destroying an infinitesimal bit of the land at the same time.”

Such a poetic way to describe the ocean! 😌🌊

Suet624 That description is beautiful and so is the photo. 1mo
DaveGreen7777 @Suet624 I continue to be blown away by King‘s writing style! 😱 1mo
Meaw_catlady Loved this part! 1mo
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Suet624 He really is something. Everyone just talks about how scary he can be, but I always think of his writing style and also his ability to make you feel you are right there with the characters. 1mo
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady I did, too, his vivid description really brings the scene to life! 1mo
DaveGreen7777 @Suet624 Agreed! There‘s so much more to his writing than just the horror element of it! 😀 1mo
Megabooks He‘s one of the masters of our time, that‘s for sure! 1mo
vivastory @Suet624 I read a salon appreciation article a few months ago & it called him a contemporary Dickens. I think there's a ton of truth to that. 1mo
Suet624 @vivastory That's so interesting! I wonder how the Dickens scholars took that description. :) 1mo
DaveGreen7777 @Megabooks Agreed! 😀 1mo
DaveGreen7777 @vivastory I never thought of it that way before, that‘s a really interesting comparison! 1mo
ljuliel Beautiful picture. The ocean waves are something so hard to capture in a picture. Something you have to see in person to get the full effect. 1mo
DaveGreen7777 @ljuliel I did an internet search for images of waves hitting the shore, and this one just went so perfectly with King‘s description! 😀 1mo
Branwen So beautiful! 😍 1mo
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen Agreed! 😍 1mo
Gissy 😍🌊☁️💙💙💙💙 1mo
DaveGreen7777 @Gissy 😊😊😊 1mo
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JacqMac
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Still working my way through this one. I‘m really enjoying it, I just wish I had more time.

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I‘m feeling kinda like Taz on my tie right now! People in the waiting room kept wanting to talk to me (including about the book they could see I was trying to read but weren‘t letting me), so I only got to page 540 in the end! 😒 Still, that was more reading than I would have gotten done if I went to work first thing this morning! 😏 Now it‘s off to work I go!

ljuliel You couldn‘t be that crabby if you tried. 😇. If you were in a Medical waiting room, I‘m one of the pesky people who‘d talk to you. I‘m always too nervous to read, so I GAB instead. 🤫🤭😐😬🤐 1mo
Deifio Cool tie! 1mo
Branwen Grrrrrr! I hate when people keep me from reading! But it is good that at least you got SOME reading done! 😁💕📚 1mo
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julesG I like the tie and can fully relate to feeling annoyed by gabbing people. 1mo
DaveGreen7777 @ljuliel @Deifio @Branwen @julesG HA HA, thanks everybody! 😁 1mo
Meaw_catlady Hahah that tie is me!! And that‘s how I feel about patrons trying to bother my “alone time” today at the desk lololol 1mo
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady Hee hee, this is my absolute favorite Christmas tie! 😜 1mo
Come-read-with-me @DaveGreen7777 This is hilarious!! 1mo
DaveGreen7777 @Come-read-with-me HA HA, thank you! 🤣 1mo
sudi That tie is awesome and if someone is reading a book, that's a clear signal that they're way more interested in reading the book than talking to someone. But it's good that you got some reading done 😊 1mo
DaveGreen7777 @sudi Awww, thank you! 😌 1mo
kspenmoll The tight is fantastic!!!! 1mo
DaveGreen7777 @kspenmoll Thank you, this is one of my favorite ties! 😁 1mo
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DaveGreen7777
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Let‘s play a game... I‘m at a car dealership for my 30,000 mile maintenance service. They‘re saying I might not get out of here before noon. 😳 I‘m starting at page 496... let‘s see how many pages I can get through before my car is ready! 🤪

TheSpineView Noon!?! 😱😱😱 1mo
TheSpineView BTW, I guess you will read 150 pages minimum.📚 1mo
Meaw_catlady 200!! 1mo
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vivastory 240. I read Tremblay's A Head Full of Ghosts & Half of How to Live In a Sci-fi Universe one afternoon while waiting for my car. Good luck! 1mo
LibrarianRyan Hey I did that on Wednesday. But it was because I had a bad sensor that kept setting off my Check engine soon light, 1mo
Branwen Hmmmmmm my guess is 175! Also, that's a ridiculously long time for them to do a 30,000 mile service! 😲🤔 1mo
DaveGreen7777 @TheSpineView @Meaw_catlady @vivastory @LibrarianRyan @Branwen Thank you, everyone! 😁 It was a good news/bad news situation, good news was I got my car back sooner than expected, bad news was between that and chatty people in the waiting room, I didn‘t get as much reading done as expected... only about 50 pages in the end! Still, 50 pages is a lot better than no pages! 😉 1mo
Meaw_catlady 50 pages is good!!! 🥳 1mo
Kaila-ann I take headphones and listen to some sort of instrumental music (no lyrics) when I‘m in a waiting room. People don‘t usually try to talk to you if you have headphones in lol. 1mo
DaveGreen7777 @Kaila-ann I remember that for next time! 😉 1mo
rwmg @Kaila-ann Presumably headphones with nothing actually coming through would also work. 1mo
Kaila-ann @rwmg yes, I should think so 🤔😉. I just enjoy the added layer of sound to drown out conversations around me but to each their own 😊! 1mo
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JacqMac
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Sunday reading. Still slowly working my way through. My kindle says I‘m at 46%. Only the King could write a book this long and still keep it so interesting. As a side note, my kid caught the flu this week. Every time she coughs, I‘m convinced we‘re all gonna die from the plague.

Megabooks I am so sorry. That sucks! 2mo
Soubhiville Hope she‘s feeling better soon! 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto This book is my favorite book of all time. 😍 2mo
Eggs Oh no the flu 😷! I hope she improves soon 🤒 2mo
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DaveGreen7777
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After a week of snow, work, more snow, and more work, I‘m looking forward to a quiet Saturday night to catch up on a little reading! 🥳
#TheStandBuddyRead

CaseyLea Enjoy! That snow looks beautiful - it‘s a pretty rare sight on our little island and the whole place grinds to a halt if we get even a couple of inches! 😂 That‘s some serious snow you‘ve got there 😊 2mo
ljuliel Darn. You‘re in the snow and didn‘t make a snow angel for your post ? 2mo
Stacypatrice Yay!!!! I was reading this on my work break last night/this morning and and had a gasp out loud moment! 2mo
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DaveGreen7777 @CaseyLea Right?! We got two snowstorms in as many days! 🥶🌨☃️ 2mo
DaveGreen7777 @ljuliel I had to save something for my next photo challenge! 😂🤣 2mo
DaveGreen7777 @Stacypatrice Oooh, I‘m intrigued! I‘m close to being done with Book 1, and I suspect there are even more gasp out loud moments in book 2! 😱 2mo
ljuliel Oh boy ! I‘ll be watching for it. 2mo
CaseyLea @DaveGreen7777 Wow! Stay warm and snug! Can‘t beat a good SK novel, sometimes it‘s just what is needed 😊 2mo
Branwen So much snow! 😲☃️❄ 2mo
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen 😩🥶🌨☃️ 2mo
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Meaw_catlady
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“Wove in and out of the twilit stillness like smoky shades.” The imagery!! Love this! The resilience of cats!! 9 lives and all I guess!!
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Branwen GO CATS GO! 😸✊ I love this part too! 💕 2mo
Meaw_catlady @branwen the whole small chapter 30 is eerie and so full of dark imagery. Really love it ! 2mo
DaveGreen7777 Cats always knew the world was theirs! This book proves them right! 🙀🙀🙀 2mo
gilroyc My inner editor twitched at twilit... 2mo
Megabooks Cats are tough! I‘ll say it as a vet! 1mo
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Stacypatrice
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QuietlyLaura 😂🙃 2mo
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sudi
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Flagg actually reminds me of The Prophet from Station Eleven, except he seems much scarier. I hope he doesn't meet Frannie 😰

#thestand #buddyread

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JacqMac
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This book is so big and heavy, it‘s awkward. So I gave up and bought the ebook, too. I still think all physical books should come with an ebook copy. Especially if they are massively chunky.

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Kimberlone
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Set up my tiny Christmas tree today, and used some green books to prop it up!

#WinterGames #TeamFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun

BarkingMadRun So cute!! 2mo
BarkingMadRun Also the Stand is my all time favorite book ever! 2mo
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JacqMac
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We are hosting hubbie‘s holiday work party tonight. I have been cooking and cleaning for days. These are on my bed calling to me. I just want to curl up and read. Parties are so not my thing. Sigh.

DGRachel I don‘t do parties well either. I hope everything goes well and you can get back to your books soon! 2mo
JacqMac @DGRachel Thank you. The party was a success. But exhausting. There will be much reading today. Lol 2mo
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Skeebies05
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The end of this year has been garbage. My heart is broken and I don‘t think I am going to meet my reading challenge. So I‘m throwing in towel and just gonna try a chunkster :)

DaveGreen7777 Sorry things have been so rough at the end of the year for you! ☹️ Hope things get much better for you in the coming days! 2mo
CogsOfEncouragement best bookish wishes! 2mo
Beatlefan129 You should join our buddy read we have going on right now! 2mo
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Chrissyreadit Hope things get better- and that you love The Stand- it is one of my absolute all time favorites. 2mo
Skeebies05 @Beatlefan129 ooohhh! How far along are you guys? 2mo
Beatlefan129 @Skeebies05 It‘s really laid back, just trying to finish by the end of the year. @Meaw_catlady can hook you up with an invite to our Slack group 2mo
Stacypatrice @Skeebies05 This book is so great! I‘m about halfway through 🙃 2mo
ONH One of the best books EVER. Absolutely love it every time I read it 😭😍 2mo
Reggie You do you and be happy with your chunkster. Hope things get better!! 2mo
cashewricotta Read it over the summer, absolutely loved it. 2mo
Skeebies05 @cashewricotta is it creepy? I am only 100 pages in so I wasn‘t sure. . . 2mo
cashewricotta @Skeebies05 it is creepy but it‘s worth it, it makes it deep and interesting. And unfortunately it‘s not horribly far off from our world today 😔 2mo
Avanders Hope the end of the year finishes better! 💙💙 2mo
AshleyHoss820 And that is perfectly okay!! Get lost in a good book and here‘s positive vibes for a better year in 2020!! 2mo
Meaw_catlady Sorry to hear about this!! But it‘s gonna get better!!! Sending positivity your way!! Release it all with this Full moon ! I‘m almost done with book one in The Stand ! If you give me your email I can add you to our chat! 🖤 1mo
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JacqMac
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100 pages has never felt like so little. This is such a busy week, I‘m not getting much reading time. Or much Litsy time. I miss it. But next week looks better. 🤞

JulAnna First time reading? 2mo
JacqMac @JulAnna Yes. I did watch the original miniseries back in the 90s. So I know a little bit. But it was a long time ago. lol 2mo
JulAnna Enjoy! It is one of my very favorite books, and one that I wish that I could read again for the first time! 2mo
JacqMac @JulAnna I‘m loving it so far. 2mo
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JacqMac
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I‘m going in! It‘s so chunky! This is going to take awhile. But I‘m prepared. I think.

LauraJ You can do it! 2mo
JillR This is one of my favourite books ever! Hope you enjoy :) 2mo
OnlyYoo Listening to this on audible and I‘m really enjoying it so far! 2mo
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TK421
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Tots, The Stand, and season 4 of My Hero Academia with the family. I don't have enough evenings like this.

TheBookAddict Sounds wonderful. The Stand was quite the read. Enjoy! 🙂👍🏽 2mo
Karkar Sounds awesome! The Stand is my favorite book ever 2mo
Samplergal Tots. I think every Saturday should be Toturday! Enjoy! 2mo
Chrissyreadit Perfect! 2mo
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shaynarae
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Mehso-so

My reaction to finishing this book was not a contemplative reaction to the story, but rather “I‘M FREE!!” I‘m swearing off of overly verbose white men who write unnecessarily long (over 1000 pages) novels. This is my 4th one of those this year, and it simply wasn‘t worth it. I wanted to love this book, but I don‘t see what all of the fuss is about. If this is Stephen King‘s best, maybe I can stop my annual reading of him.

Soubhiville I remember loving this book when I read it (in high school), but I hardly remember anything about it now (25ish years later) and I have no desire to reread it. 2mo
shaynarae @Soubhiville Yeah, I realize this book is at a disadvantage with my particular taste in books at this age, culture having changed since its publication, and the numerous dystopian books that have come out with a similar premise. It‘s hard to appreciate it for what it was 25 years ago. 2mo
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Readage
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• Repost because this is just TOO awesome!! 😱 I don't have any Funko Pop figures and am not interested in owning any, but this would come the closest to gracing my bookshelves 📚🔪🖤 •

#StephenKing #favoriteauthors #horror #writers #novels #fiction

JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahaha!! Love it!! 2mo
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RachelAmphlett
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#GratefulReads Day 18 - Been on your TBR too long

Yeah, I know - I‘m just trying to find time to set aside a whole week without interruption to devour this!

@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😱 2mo
JacqMac It‘s on my TBR, too. I swear I‘m going to get to it before the new show. Lol 2mo
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WellReadCatLady
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Pickpick

Finally finished this damn book!!!

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Branwen
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It's super appropriate to choose this title for the prompt because I'm currently rereading it with litsy peeps! 😃💕📚 This is the book that made me a King fan. Prior to this book, I did not really like his work. But the excellent worldbuilding, storytelling, and characterization of this tome stole my heart and converted me into a fan for life!

#gratefulreads #thoughtyouwouldntlikebutdid @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

DaveGreen7777 Reading this book right now, I can totally understand why this made you a fan. Between the fleshed out world and seeing how all the inhabitants of it are being affected by the onset of Captain Trips, I‘m fully invested in this book now! 🤤 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻 2mo
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🖤 2mo
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cobwebmoth
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I usually feel like I've accomplished something when I've read 185 pages of a book, but I feel like I've barely made a dent in this one. Onwards!

Slajaunie 😂 2mo
Chrissyreadit One of my all time favorite books ever!!! Do you love it? 2mo
TheDaysGoBy Haha! Yeah, that one is a true marathon but one of my favorite Stephen King books. Hope you‘re enjoying it! 2mo
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mabell That is a pretty slim 185 pages! 😅😂 2mo
jillrhudy I get sleepy and wired just thinking about The Stand. I finished at 3am and was a zombie for days! 2mo
Meaw_catlady Good work!! You‘re farther in then me !! 🖤 2mo
sudi 😂 2mo
cobwebmoth @Chrissyreadit I'm liking it so far! 2mo
OnlyYoo I‘m listening to this on audible! Still have 35 hours left.... 2mo
youneverarrived I felt the same reading this 😂 but it‘s worth it. 2mo
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“She also thought there was good in Larry, great good. It was there, but this late on it would take nothing short of a catastrophe to bring it out.”

Considering what‘s about to happen in the book, I suspect that is some epic foreshadowing right there! 🧐

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Leftcoastzen
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From a library sale today.Most were a buck , one was 50 cents.Shout out to @emilyhaldi the Stephen King is a first edition, sadly no dust jacket , plucked from in front of a scanner person.No barcode on this one , even if it was dust jacketed.😃👍

writerlibrarian Tana French's The Likeness is quite good. Slow paced, dark good. 3mo
emilyhaldi Ha!! Way to outsmart the scanners!!! 🙌🏻 First edition is a great find 🤩 3mo
Leftcoastzen @writerlibrarian I need to read her first one , she gets so much Litsy love I‘m pretty sure I will love her books. 3mo
writerlibrarian @Leftcoastzen they are only loosely connected. I found the first book good but terribly depressing and so so dark. But i understand how one needs to read in order because I do that too. (edited) 3mo
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DaveGreen7777
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Going to read a few pages while I‘m in the doctor‘s office waiting room for the annual physical... hope I don‘t have time to read the whole thing before getting out of here! 😂

OnlyYoo Feel better soon! 3mo
ljuliel I wouldn‘t be able to read the cover ! I always bring a book to my docs , but am too nervous to read it. I usually talk to the other patients. 😂 3mo
Branwen Are you okay, friend? 😦 I hope you are feeling better soon! 💕 3mo
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vivastory Hope you're not there for anything serious! 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @OnlyYoo @Branwen @vivastory Sorry everyone, I should have clarified! I‘m only here for a annual checkup, nothing serious at all! 😅 Unfortunately when it‘s nothing serious, that‘s when they tend to leave you stranded in the waiting room for a while! 😴 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @ljuliel As I think about it, a book where everyone gets sick was probably not the smartest thing for me to read at a doctor‘s office! 😂🤣 3mo
ljuliel The last surgery I had, I was packing a bag to go to the hospital. I put in Fannie Flagg‘s , “Can‘t Wait To Get to Heaven “ , and “The Five People You Meet in Heaven. “. Good grief.... I looked at them and thought that wasn‘t quite the theme I was going for. I‘m not religious, and I highly doubt my elevator is going Up. ⬆️ . I‘ve got the hotdog forks and marshmallows ready , if you get my drift. I tossed those books out chose different ones. 3mo
AnansiGirl Ummm just wondering if any of the patients in the waiting room saw your book title 🤭😁😂🤣😂 3mo
Meaw_catlady Nice !!! Hopefully they don‘t make you sit there forever !! 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @ljuliel Oh, wow, I hear ya, I probably would have changed books too... both to find something more fluffy for a hospital stay, and to avoid getting stern looks from the doctors and nurses as they might think those titles indicate a lack of faith in their abilities! 😂🤣 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @AnansiGirl 😂🤣😂 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady Thank you! I‘m home now! Ready to start my four day weekend! 😀 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Waiting rooms are great for catching up on some reading! 3mo
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DrexEdit
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This book is really starting too get under my skin. Every time I sneeze or someone coughs I'm convinced we're all gonna die. 💀💀😷😨😨

Perhaps the beginning of flu season was not the best time to start this book! 😄😄
#lunchtimereading #theStandBuddyRead

Reagan Haha so true! My sister told me this morning that‘s why she won‘t read 3mo
DrexEdit @Reagan-reads Ooooo! I love brain stories. I will have to check that book out! 😊 3mo
Aimeesue I decided to reread It when we were doing a PCS (Permanent Change of Station) military move. My husband was a Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons expert and we were going from California through Vegas to Atlanta. 😂😂😂 3mo
Reagan @DrexEdit so good! 3mo
DrexEdit @Aimeesue life imitates art! 😲😁👍 3mo
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DaveGreen7777
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Day 1 of the #GratefulReads photo challenge by @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @OriginalCyn620

I‘ve been so #lookingforwardtoreading “The Stand” that NOTHING will distract me from this book tonight... not even Jackie Chan getting into a sword fight with Littlefinger! 😱

(That scene is from “Shanghai Knights” where Aidan Gillen plays the lead villain... and yes, Littlefinger dueling with Jackie Chan is as awesome as it sounds!) ⚔️ 🤺

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚🖤 3mo
vivastory For years, YEARS, I confused Gillen with Alan Ruck 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @OriginalCyn620 Why, thank you! *bows* ☺️ 3mo
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DaveGreen7777 @vivastory I understand! On more than one occasion, I‘ve mixed up Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg! 🤦🏻‍♂️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DaveGreen7777 whaaatttt 🤣🤣🤣🤣 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks HA HA HA!!! It‘s a new photo challenge, I felt I had to mix it up a bit for this one! 😂🤣😂 3mo
Meaw_catlady I love this movie!! 😻 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DaveGreen7777 lol poor Matt and Mark!! 🤣🤣 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady I do, too! Both this movie and “Shanghai Noon” were a lot of fun! 😀 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon I have to tell the #manpanion. We'll have to rewatch this one. 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @MaleficentBookDragon This one is a classic! 😁 3mo
Suet624 I always think I‘m going to do a reread of this. I so enjoyed it. 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @Suet624 I‘ve heard so many great things about this book, I‘m so excited to finally be reading it! 😁 3mo
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Balibee146
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#gratefulreads Day One.
Once I've got my Goodreads challenge total in the bag I'm definitely Looking Forward To Reading these chunksters.... Extra gratefulness as these were both gifts ❤️❤️🎁❤️❤️
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Caroline2 Ohhh I‘ve been wanting to read The Stand for ages as it‘s had great reviews but the sheer size of it really intimidates me!! 😳 3mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🖤 3mo
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Balibee146 @Caroline2 I've found the length less of a slog with Stephen King's writing....its carting them around without them getting battered that is my challenge 😁😁 3mo
TrishB Great reads 😁 3mo
Balibee146 @TrishB and gifts from you... Have been waiting to be in the right place to give them justice. Are you back home now? 😁😘 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻 3mo
TrishB About 2 hours ago! Trying to force myself to stay awake to get sleep pattern sorted ... 3mo
Balibee146 @TrishB jetlag sucks.... A big can of White Monster?? Tastes like Lilt and enough caffeine to reanimate a corpse?? 😁😁😛 3mo
TrishB Lol 😁 I‘m not sure my body is up to that! 3mo
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Happy #Halloween everybody! 👻🎃

A very special thank you to @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @OriginalCyn620 for setting up the #Fallisbooked photo challenge. This is the first time I participated in one of these for every day in the month, and it was a lot of fun! 🎉

Also, looking forward to starting the buddy read of The Stand with many wonderful Littens today! 😊

Meaw_catlady Happy Halloween !! 🎃 3mo
Branwen Happy Halloween! 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady @Branwen Thank you! Hope you both have a Spooktacular Halloween! 😁🎃👻 3mo
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mabell Nice job completing the challenge! It‘s really tough to get in every day! 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @mabell Thank you so much for the kind words! 😊😊😊 3mo
OriginalCyn620 So glad you joined us! Your posts are a joy to see! Love the tie! 🎃🖤 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @OriginalCyn620 Thank you so much! You rock! 😊🙌 3mo
JoScho Happy Halloween Dave! 🎃🖤 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @JoScho Thank you, Jody! Hope you had a wonderful Halloween! 😊 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We loved seeing your super cool 😎 posts!!!! 🙌🏻 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww, thank you so much, Misty! 🤗🤗🤗 3mo
brit91 I love your tie!🧡🎃 3mo
DaveGreen7777 Thank you, @brit91 You‘re very kind! ☺️ 3mo
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Meaw_catlady
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@sudi @DaveGreen7777 @DrexEdit @ErinSueMreads @sprainedbrain @JoScho @HufflepuffGirl90 @litenthusiast @cobwebmoth @Branwen @Beatlefan129 @Stacypatrice @sudi
It‘s time! You can start reading anytime ! I know a couple of us started this last weekend. I think I have the dates right! Feel free to discuss here and in the slack group! I‘m excited ! Looking forward to discussing with you all! 🖤

litenthusiast Really looking forward to reading with everyone! 3mo
DaveGreen7777 YAS!!! I‘m so excited about this buddy read! 🙌 3mo
sprainedbrain Woohoo! I‘m starting when I finish my current book. 3mo
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DrexEdit Starting tonight! Woot! 😊 👍 3mo
HufflepuffGirl90 Yay!!! So ready for this!! 3mo
Stacypatrice Yay!!! 3mo
Beatlefan129 I can‘t wait!!❤️ 📚 3mo
JoScho Yay!!! 3mo
Branwen YAY! SO FREAKING EXCITED! 😀💕📚 3mo
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