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The Haunted Hotel
The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice | Wilkie COLLINS
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veritysalter
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#FALLISBOOKED - Day Thirty - #SUPERNATURAL This is last year‘s Halloween Night read

OriginalCyn620 Nice pic! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🧡🖤 2mo
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danx
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Panpan

SNOOZE FEST.

The whole book crawls up to one of the characters writing a manuscript, a couple of pages of which we get to read, which details the ‘events in question‘.

Random op shop book find didn‘t win this time.

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Madison91
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Pickpick

This made me want to go back to Venice. I love all things spooky and maddening. Beautiful little penguin book.

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Kryckett
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You have gotten old when ... double-fisting means a book in each hand rather than a beer in each hand.

My night in with @SerialReader

CouronneDhiver 🍻 12mo
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Abailliekaras
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Mehso-so

I love Wilkie Collins and escaping to the Victorian era, which has a comforting feel and formality. But this dragged and I don‘t think is as strong or lively as Woman in white or Moonstone. The mystery plods along, the writing is overwrought at times & it felt contrived. I still enjoyed the tone & style of his writing but the characters didn‘t come to life as they do in his other work. Good for a spooky autumn / winter read!

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zsuzsanna_reads
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Pickpick

A shorter Wilkie Collins, perfect for Halloween. It is more of a psychological suspense story than horror. If you have read Wilkie Collins (Woman in White, Moonstone) before, you know what to expect. As the story is not that meaty the length is about right. A pleasantly spooky 19th century read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Picture from English Whirled Wide on Facebook and completely unrelated to the book.

zsuzsanna_reads Since Litsy has no book summary: the mysterious countess Narona is about to marry an English lord who has broken his engagement with his cousin to marry her. The countess has awful premonitions, but can no longer stop the wedding. Is she insane? Is she evil? Or is there some supernatural power at work? 14mo
JazzFeathers Oh no, that picture! 😂😂😂 14mo
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hfpotier
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Finally getting around to my first Wilkie Collins

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toofondofbooks
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toofondofbooks
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Mehso-so

I loved The Woman in White and The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. This one was far inferior and knowing how good his other books are left me a bit disappointed. Just okay.
#serialreader

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Rusty88
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#bookclub read - totally not my style but I've read the first few pages and I'm intrigued! Let's do this!

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quietjenn
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Finished my first book on Serial Reader, which I entirely credit to you, my Litsy friends.

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Grimscythe
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mspixieears The Woman In White was hard to get into for this reason! 2y
GlassAsDiamonds Wilkie Collins .... 🤯🤯🤯 2y
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Grimscythe
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I‘m at the halfway mark. It‘s alright so far. I do have to admit though: I‘m in a horrid slump.

GlassAsDiamonds Im repressing every mean Wilkie Collins thought in my brain at the moment but.... have you considered him a potential cause??? 😝😝😝 2y
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Arkrayder
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Mehso-so

This was an okay sort of mystery horror story. The supernatural element is very low key, it‘s in no way in your face, but it is used well to keep the flow of the narrative going. The characters themselves are not deeply developed and it almost feels as if the book as an outline for a longer, fuller work. Not the most chilling ghost story, but entertaining all the same.

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Grimscythe
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I pushed myself out of my comfort zone. Went out, did things, dressed up. Now I‘m reading and listening to Chillstep. I‘m feeling a bit blah though. I‘m recovering well from my procedure, but find myself in another slump. Here‘s a #selfie, rare as it is. Also, this book is sad thus far. Apparently Miss Lockwood and I both have poor choice in men. (Also for five of six piercings into my ears! I have three in each.)

laurenbescoby ❤ beautiful! Glad you're recovering well. Slumps are overcome with patience and perseverance! Xx 2y
Grimscythe @miralunasbooknook I think it‘s mostly depression. :3 I feel like doing nothing. Should sleep but meh. 2y
Cinfhen Good for pushing yourself!!! Hope you start to feel 💯 2y
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laurenbescoby @TheGhastlyGrimoire it's the worst 😔 when I feel like that I sometimes just indulge it. Put some background noise on, lay down and listen to the sounds around me. Sometimes that helped me drift off and I felt better after. Have you tried mindfulness? I used this book and it changed a lot for me. 2y
Velvetfur You're so cute! But sorry to hear of your meh, and the procedure. Get well soon xxx 2y
Libby1 Well done! 💕 Take care. 2y
minkyb Lovely photo! Continued healing. 2y
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Grimscythe
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I had a radiofrequency ablation done today on my right L4 L5 Facet Joints. The needles are nothing compared to the steady influx of electric heat to burn your nerves. It‘s like being on fire from within. Guess I‘ll spend a few hours on the couch and reading.

cobwebmoth That sounds awful. I hope your day gets better. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😞 I hope you feel better soon ❤️ 2y
AmyG Hope you feel better soon. 2y
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Mimi28 Aaaawww!! Get well fast!! ❤️❤️ 2y
irre Feel better 💕 2y
LiteraryinLititz I hope it addressed your problem! 2y
LeahBergen Feel better soon ❤️ 2y
GlassAsDiamonds Ouch! That sounds highly unpleasant!! Hope you have a good book to recuperate with! 2y
DrexEdit Dang! I hope you feel better soon! 💜 2y
Suet624 I hope it fixes whatever ails you. 2y
Bookboss Feel better soon! 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Hugs and feel better soon! 2y
DarcysMom I hope it works and you feel better soon. ❤ 2y
minkyb Whoa. Sounds unpleasant. Is this a procedure in lieu of surgery? I hope you feel better quickly. 2y
tammysue Sending *hugs* Feel better soon! 2y
KaatjeH Feel better soon💗 2y
BookishBelle I hope you feel better soon! :::hugs::: 2y
mrp27 Feel better! 2y
dragondrool Hope you're better soon! 2y
megt Hope you‘re feeling better soon! 2y
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melrailey
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Pickpick

Pretty good mystery! My first Wilkie Collins but definitely not my last. #serialreader

TorieStorieS I ❤️ Wilkie!!! 2y
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ladyclassics
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Mehso-so

I think this book may have seemed better if I had read it before The Woman in White. While I couldn't resist turning the page until I finished, I felt it lacked the narrative structure of his earlier work. After having lived in Venice, I did enjoy his eloquent descriptions of the city! It is quite the example of the differences of Collins' writings later in life, as he became addicted to Opium and lost his literary inspiration. Give it a chance!

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mklong
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Mehso-so

Meh. I loved Woman in White and Moonstone so I had high hopes for this, but it was only okay.

Moray_Reads I haven't really enjoyed any of his work beyond the Woman in White and the Moonstone. A shame because I loved both 3y
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Brinx
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Mehso-so

It was an okay story. Perhaps after many, many years after its publishing too many other authors borrowed Collins's formula.

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TheSloanRanger
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okthislooksbad
Mehso-so

Bit of a disappointment, ngl. It was pretty good for a while, then it got duller than donkey on a warm day, and suddenly it was really interesting and then BOOM, finished. The spooky parts were incredibly well written, though.

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Pinchclamp
Mehso-so

The plot is a little weak. I love Wilkie Collins, and this was okay, but not his best.

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StellaDz
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Mehso-so

Well, I'm not even sure. It took a while to get to the Haunted Hotel and then it very quickly ended. I liked the characters, and had it been fleshed out (I think this is the first time I'll complain a classic is too short...) it might have been better. The characters were great and what 'haunted' scenes there were, were pretty good.

An okay read.

⭐️⭐️👻

sprainedbrain My sentiments exactly! 3y
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CoveredInRust
Mehso-so

I really enjoyed the first half of this one, but it felt like it fizzled out in the second. Loved the writing, though. I'd love to see a movie of this where Countess Narona is played by Eva Green. It would be spectacular and ease some of my dread about Penny Dreadful ending. PS: I haven't watched the last season yet, so no spoilers please!

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sprainedbrain
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Mehso-so

I didn't like this one as much as I did The Woman in White. The premise is good, and it had it's spooky moments, but overall it was just really underwhelming. 😐

RedLeaves I've recently read The Woman in White and loved it and was thinking about The Moonstone next, have you read that? 3y
sprainedbrain @RedLeaves I have not read the Moonstone... I may give it a try though. I really enjoyed The Woman in White! 3y
mklong I'm giving this one a try for a Halloween read. I loved Woman in White and liked Moonstone, so surely I won't hate this. 3y
sprainedbrain @mklong nah, I didn't hate it. 😃 3y
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Eyelit
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Mehso-so

This was a slow burn with little payoff, imho. I really wanted to like it because I've heard such good things about Collins, but I just kept getting a misogynistic vibe from his writing and the middle part dragged on way too long. I'll give him another shot cause this wasn't completely terrible... just not for me, I guess. Is somewhat appropriate for #scaretober.

sprainedbrain I'm about halfway through this, and I have also picked up the misogynistic vibe. I don't remember noticing that when I read The Woman in White. 😐 3y
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Pinchclamp
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Is it just me, or does this sound like the best hot, boozy way to get through this winter? Have any of you Littens tried this before? #wilkiecollins #booksandbooze

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sprainedbrain
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My current serial read is very appropriate for #scaretober

This is only my second Wilkie Collins, but I am definitely a fan. 👻

TheNextBook Oohh nice! Might have to try this one on serial reader. 3y
Aseleener I read The Woman in White this summer. Will have to check this one out! 3y
sprainedbrain @Aseleener that's the other one I have read... I loved it. 😃 3y
DreesReads I love Collins, and this is one I haven't read! Must add to my read-later. 3y
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Brinx
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Trying out the Serial Reader app that was mentioned on different posts

sprainedbrain I ❤️Serial! I'm just starting this one on there today as well. 3y
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Pinchclamp
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There are 26 "issues" of this on #serialreader , which means that starting it today, I'll finish it on Halloween ?

Leniverse I only discovered Wilkie Collins this year. Read "The Moonstone" and "The Woman in White". Planning to read more of his work next year. 3y
Pinchclamp @Leniverse I've been a fan of his since I read The Woman in White a few years ago. Highly recommend Armadale for your TBR! So far, I'm loving this one too. 3y
Leniverse Armadale is on my TBR for next year, along with No Name. 😀 3y
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StellaDz
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Jumping back into #SerialReader with their #Halloween section! Enjoyed The Moonstone so let's see how Collins does with scary stories! 👻

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jenwrens22
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Pickpick

Wilkie Collins has long been on my to-read list. So, when I decided to check out Serial Reader and read the description of The Haunted Hotel, I decided to take the plunge.

This was a fantastic story that lent itself so well to the serial format. I looked forward to the notification of a new chapter daily.

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affiknitty
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SUPERFUN! There was no way I could wait for the next issue; I had to keep reading. Fantastic creepy Victorian gothic mystery/ghost/horror story: Venice! Mysterious widows! A rake with an interest in chemistry! To tell more would be a disservice.

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affiknitty
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😂😂😂 #victorianladies

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Vblancsbooks
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Yes @Litsy you made me do it! I'm now starting my first issue! #ilovereading #serialreader

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bookishbunny
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Pickpick

I finished my first book on Serial Reader! If you enjoy Victorian Gothic mysteries, then you may want to give this one a try. I haven't read anything else by Wilkie Collins, but I did enjoy this. Up next - Northanger Abbey!

Hugoreads This is also my first serialreader choice. Love the concept and enjoying the story so far. 3y
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bookishbunny

This book has been my first foray into the Serial Reader app. I only have a few days left before it's over and am thinking about what to read next on it. I'm considering a Jane Austen novel. I've only read P&P (which is coming due for a reread soon). Any recommendations on which one I should choose?

moranadatter Based on your other posts, I suggest 3y
bookishbunny @kmdartist Ooh, good call! That one had fallen off my radar. Thanks for the suggestion! 3y
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HardcoverHearts
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Oh, Serial Reader App, you are the best! I'm jumping into a Wilke Collins book now in little bites and it's delicious!

BookishFeminist I've been meaning to read this for a while! May have to do this once I'm done with my other Serial reads. :) 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Funny! This was my first pick on Serial. I'm liking it. 3y
AliceInWonderLibrary This is my serial right now too! 3y
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suvata
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Started another with Serial Reader.

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clairelisebella
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Mehso-so

While this isn't a masterpiece like The Moonstone, The Haunted Hotel has its merits. Gothic mysteries are one of my guilty pleasures, and Collins is an expert at creating unreliable narrators to drive suspense. However, I disliked being constantly reminded of clues presented earlier-literal overkill

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clairelisebella
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"I can't dispute your reasoning, Henry. But I feel in my heart of hearts that you are deceived. Nothing will shake my belief that we are still as far from having discovered the dreadful truth as ever."

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