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Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red
Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red | Reardon
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At the turn of the twentieth century, Ellen Rimbauer became the young bride of Seattle industrialist John Rimbauer, and began keeping a remarkable diary. This diary became the secret place where Ellen could confess her fears of the new marriage, her confusion over her emerging sexuality, and the nightmare that her life would become. The diary not only follows the development of a girl into womanhood, it follows the construction of the Rimbauer mansioncalled Rose Redan enormous home that would be the site of so many horrific and inexplicable tragedies in the years ahead. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red is a rare document, one that gives us an unusual view of daily life among the aristocracy in the early 1900s, a window into one womans hidden emotional torment, and a record of the mysterious events at Rose Red that scandalized Seattle society at the timeevents that can only be fully understood now that the diary has come to light. Edited by Joyce Reardon, Ph.D. as part of her research, the diary is being published as preparations are being made by Dr. Reardon to enter Rose Red and fully investigate its disturbing history.
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UnidragonFrag
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Well, I need to add the Thornewood Castle (where they filmed Rose Red) to my go to list since it's only 4 hours away 🤷‍♀️ I've had this book a while and upon googling found it was made as marketing material for the Rose Red miniseries, but haven't read it yet. Rose Red is on my to watch list for this month.

#Haunted #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker #Scarathon @TheReadingMermaid

UnidragonFrag The castle is a bed and breakfast. Some folks say it's haunted, but I'll pretty sure some folks say every old building is haunted. Comments also tell me that many a failed marriage started there lol 4mo
TheReadingMermaid OMG I love this book so much!!! And I love the miniseries. But definitely read the book first because it actually explains the ghosts that you see in the miniseries! It will make more sense to you once you've read the book. 4mo
UnidragonFrag @TheReadingMermaid I may have to throw it on my a October stack lol - thanks! 4mo
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LiterarySloth
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book. It‘s a different format than I‘m used to. I think the last diary book I read was Anne Frank. I haven‘t seen the miniseries since it aired. I need to see if I have it on dvd somewhere.

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LiterarySloth
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On the way to Vegas with some friends and we each have the role of a typical family. My sister and her girlfriend are in the front being mom and dad. My friend and I are in the back. He‘s playing a video game and I‘m reading. 😂
#roadtrip #lasvegas #irememberedmybooklight

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LiterarySloth
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Day 1. Current read. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer. It‘s a tie-in novel for the Rose Red mini series by Ridley Pearson. Joyce Reardon is a fictional character who appears in the mini series. #30junebooks

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LiterarySloth
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Since I‘m unable to fall back asleep, I‘ll post my next book. This looks interesting and should keep me entertained at work today.

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Melismatic
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Mehso-so

First round of #LMPBC offish complete and sent back to you @TheReadingMermaid ! Thanks for the read! Horror/Thriller is my usual genre of choice so this was up my alley. While I found the ending a little underwhelming, it definitely makes me want to find the film counterpart! Thanks for the read! 🥰

#GroupO #WomenReading - ladies, I sent my nonfiction pick off to @TheReadingMermaid as well - should arrive Thursday. 🤗

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hissingpotatoes
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Panpan

2/5⭐ I like the Rose Red TV mini series, but these characters didn't feel like the ones in the show or like fleshed-out people at all. I wasn't thrilled with the audio narration. Nothing was scary, especially because we're being told it in a diary entry after the fact. The weird sexual dynamic at the end seemed bizarrely out of place. I recommend any fans of the show just fill in the blanks of the Rimbauers with their own ideas. #OWLsReadathon2019

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Melismatic
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It‘s a nice day, sun‘s out - finally have time to jump in to the final round of of my first #LMPBC! 💪🏻 #GroupO #WomenReading

TheReadingMermaid Hey sweetness did you ever finish my book? I'm waiting for my journal to be sent back so I can send out the next round's book. Keep me posted honey 😘 9mo
Melismatic Working on it!!! Sorry to leave you hanging! 😭 life has been stressful @TheReadingMermaid (edited) 8mo
TheReadingMermaid It's okay sweetie. I don't mind if you finish the book but is there any way that you could send the journal back to me along with this month's book from you? That way we won't get behind again. 8mo
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid Yes - I‘ll be sending everything along with my pick this week. I‘m sorry I‘m so behind! Family has been in town, it‘s been crazy. 8mo
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WriterAtHeart
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Mehso-so

Rose Red took me about half the book to get into. I expected not to like the book with how long it took me to find interest, but by the end, I was intrigued by the idea of Rose Red and the game that the novel plays with the readers head.

@Julie548 , I will be sending this out this week when I send a few other packages.

@TheReadingMermaid @Melismatic

#LMPBC #GroupO

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TheReadingMermaid
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Okay guys here is my #MonthlyWrapUp for November. I can't believe this month is over already. I've been taking it a little easier for the end of the year. as you can see my numbers are not as they usually are. December is definitely another month! 😁

Andrew65 Brilliant! 👏🙌 Where did November go! 14mo
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 I have no idea sweetheart. It just flew out the window one day while I wasn't looking apparently. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 14mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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Pickpick

Amazing read! One of my all-time favorites ❤️ I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes strong female characters and horror novels.

Please read my full review here:
TamaraTheReadingMermaid.weebly.com
Or you can watch my review on YouTube here:
https://youtu.be/Ku7OAzEr9yQ

Coming at you Emily!
#LMPBC #GroupO @WriterAtHeart @Julie548 @Melismatic

Mandigolightly What a throwback! Great find 1y
TheReadingMermaid @skaiareads @Loolalisa you girls would probably enjoy this one 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 1y
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TheReadingMermaid
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Mine is tagged. I almost didn't read it because I thought it was just an adaptation of the made-for-tv movie. Come to find out it was actually the prequel to the movie. I absolutely adore this book ❤️🖤❤️
What's yours?

RedLeaves Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Read it only on one of my sisters' insistence and LOVED IT 1y
jb72 For me it was Dickens. I almost didn‘t read it. I of course had seen many adaptions of it in movies. It is a fantastic book too! I‘ve read it a few times. 1y
KerriNTurner I wasn‘t going to read this one, and now it‘s my favourite read of 2018 so far. 1y
Carissa-Green-Reads Ready Player One 1y
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JenniferEgnor
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‘Books on Bay‘ in Savannah, GA, has this gorgeous stained glass in the store. It reminds me very much of the one in Rose Red.🌹🏠

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BookwormAHN
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H is for Haunted Houses and Rose Red is one of my favorites 🖤
#Kingatoz @GarthRanzz

GarthRanzz King does haunted houses really well. 2y
Cathythoughts I‘ve just got The Haunting of Hill House... Shirley Jackson. I think she was an influence on S King 2y
HOTPock3tt OMG I cannot thank you enough for posting this!! I have been looking for this book for YEARS! I started reading it when I was about 14 years old and never finished it, but it was soo good that I always wanted to. I had forgotten the title, and could never find it again. THANK YOU!!! 😍❤️🎉🤗 (edited) 2y
Sweettartlaura That movie was shot just a few miles from where I live now. I‘ve never gotten to go to the house yet ... gotta see if I can fix that. 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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JulietteGF It brings back memories, I've read it when I was around 15 years old!!! A little over ten years ago ;) 2y
8leagueboot Ooh, you had me at gargoyle cover 🖤 2y
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AprilMae
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celebrating the season with some Stephen King tonight. Rose Red is my favorite- such history!! Other favorites include Storm of the Century and Tommy Knockers.

Bklover I LOVE Storm of the Century!!!! 2y
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CKtheLibrarian
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⭐️⭐️ Stopped the Bardo audiobook. Couldn't handle that switching every sentence mess. Now listening to this one, which my library listed Stephen King as the author. 😬

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biblio_ginger
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My current night time read. 😊 Reading it in a dark room is a little creepy but fun!
#nightread #diarybooks

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khooliha
Panpan

If you ever feel bad about how often you write in your journal, or how few ghosts you encounter in your life, this book will lift your spirits.

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khooliha
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It has taken nearly half the book for a single ghost to show up. I'm gonna keep a ghost count.

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khooliha
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khooliha
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Now, for some podcast research.

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Grimscythe
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A must-read for fans of the mini-series Rose Red, The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer takes us to the roots of this haunted mansion, giving readers the story behind the living house. I couldn't help but feel sorry for Ellen and her maid, Sukeena.