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The Exorcist
The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition | William Peter Blatty
182 posts | 177 read | 4 reading | 75 to read
Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist, one of the most controversial novels ever written, went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. Inspired by a true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying. Two years after its publication, The Exorcist was, of course, turned into a wildly popular motion picture, garnering ten Academy Award nominations. On opening day of the film, lines of the novel’s fans stretched around city blocks. In Chicago, frustrated moviegoers used a battering ram to gain entry through the double side doors of a theater. In Kansas City, police used tear gas to disperse an impatient crowd who tried to force their way into a cinema. The three major television networks carried footage of these events; CBS’s Walter Cronkite devoted almost ten minutes to the story. The Exorcist was, and is, more than just a novel and a film: it is a true landmark.Purposefully raw and profane, The Exorcist still has the extraordinary ability to disturb readers and cause them to forget that it is “just a story.” Published here in this beautiful fortieth anniversary edition, it remains an unforgettable reading experience and will continue to shock and frighten a new generation of readers.
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AngieWade
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In my opinion this book is scarier than the movie. It takes a lot for a book to actually scare me and this one did. I was afraid to get up out of bed to go to the bathroom when I was reading this. Ha Ha

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AChickThatDigsBooks
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TheEllieMo
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Probably the best-known film about demonic #Possession

I can‘t watch films like this. Too scary. Way too scary.

#LilithJuly
@Cinfhen @KarenUK

Cinfhen Even this image is terrifying!!!!! 1mo
KarenUK It‘s my favorite movie critic‘s favorite film, but I just can‘t! 🙀 1mo
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen and that‘s one of the least scary!! The ones where she‘s looking up towards the camera.....😱😱 1mo
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Cinfhen I totally believe in demon spawns!!!!! 1mo
MartinaLove I have wacht thes films so many times. Every Halloween I watch all of the again along with Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Chucky, Children of the Corn, A Nightmare Before Christmas and many more. I love Halloween it's my favorite time of the year. 😃🙈🙊👻🎃👽 1mo
Crazeedi I did see this movie when it came out, but at this point in my life I can't do horror, or gory or horrific violence etc, just no, my body doesn't do well 1mo
Slajaunie This movie was based on a real life event. 1mo
sudi I still can't get over the whole vomitting scene. 1mo
TheEllieMo @sudi I really can not watch any type of scene like that. I can‘t even watch the Witches of Eastwick because of the thing with the cherry stones 🤢 1mo
gradcat First thing that came to my mind for this prompt—not possessions as nouns, but rather possession as being possessed by something. Omigod, I‘m learning things about myself today...😂 What does it say about my psyche that I go straight to demonic possession?! 1mo
kspenmoll Neither can I . Nightmares!!! 1mo
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TrishB
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#possession #lilithjuly
The other obvious one! Creepy as hell - brilliant. As a teenager I loved this it was so scary.

Cinfhen Never read this book! And I don‘t remember the film, either. I‘m a big chicken 🐔 so I‘ll probably just skip it!!! 1mo
TrishB @Cinfhen it‘s creepy! Proper horror, I wouldn‘t recommend to the big chickens ❤️ 1mo
Freespirit Loved the book and the movie...my first taste of horror as a teenager👻👻👻 1mo
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lele1432 I've found I can only do certain types of horror. Paranormal/demon possession is a little too creepy for me lol 🐔 1mo
KarenUK A hard pass for this scaredy cat! 🙀 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m still traumatized 12 years later from the movie Hostel! Holy Shitballs. That movie was DISTURBING 🥺😫😖 1mo
KarenUK @Cinfhen Hostel is horrifying! 🙀 1mo
TrishB @Freespirit I think it was probably one of the first I watched! 1mo
TrishB @lele1432 this is definitely one of the creepy ones! 1mo
TrishB @Cinfhen @KarenUK don‘t think we‘ll be watching horror films together 😁😁 1mo
Cinfhen Nope!!! I‘m totally up for a Rom-Com any day of the week, but horror ~ no thanks 😜 1mo
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khooliha

I think The Assignment deserves to be tagged with this classic tale of possession, even if the demon in The Exorcist had no interest in *checks comparative notes* killing its enemies with giant time lasers.
(Also, nothing in The Exorcist is as cute or wonderful as Rom, but that's not the book's fault - that's just a hard bar to clear.)
#startreksummerjune

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marleed
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If I had thought to keep my father‘s books, this would have been one - it was abuzz for years when I was a kid. One evening when my dad was out, I did a conceal and carry to my room to pull my first all nighter where #IReadThisTooYoung before getting caught with my contraband. The next day my ever-livin-lovin‘ father was at-a-loss and a bit albeit secretly, impressed. .

Day19 of #RiotGrams with #IReadThisTooYoung @BookRiot

Suet624 Love this story. 2mo
marleed @Suet624 I was 11 or 12 when I read this and it scared the beejeebers out of me. The real challenge was not the all-nighter I discovered. It was trying to behave like I was not impacted by the story! 2mo
Crazeedi Great story 2mo
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Suet624 @marleed I can imagine!!! 2mo
marleed @Crazeedi @Suet624 I wish I could say I leaned my lesson on age inappropriate books. But nooo. I just learned to hide my contraband better. I followed this book up with Helter Skeltor! 2mo
Suet624 No way!!! 😂😂😂 2mo
marleed @Suet624 Haha! Way! And funny thing, as an adult I‘ve never read a horror story! 2mo
Suet624 @marleed I went to the theatre and watched the Exorcist on my due date. I had no idea what the movie was about - I was in love and he wanted to see it. I spent a lot of time with my eyes closed. And my daughter waited 3 weeks to be born. 🤷🏻‍♀️🥴 2mo
Crazeedi @Suet624 that's hilarious!! 2mo
Crazeedi @marleed brave girl!! 2mo
marleed @Suet624 I can‘t imagine watching that movie at a full term pregnancy. That‘s love for Baby Daddy! 2mo
Reggie I am a fan of horror and could not finish Helter Skelter as an adult. I started having nightmares where Manson would be trying to kill my brother and me. Love your story. Lol 2mo
marleed @Reggie Boy I get that! I remember an interview of Charles Manson when I was an adult - Maybe Barbara Walters. I couldn‘t watch. I just couldn‘t let my mind go back into his world. 2mo
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OnlyYoo
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Pickpick

Wow this book was pretty scary. I think that the scariest part about it was how graphic some of the scenes were. I was a little disappointed with how the ending wrapped up but other than that, it was good!

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gradcat
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Thanks for this! What a “novel” idea (pardon my pun)!

#666Giveaway

Cinfhen Thanks for the tag and congrats @ConfessionofaBookaholic 🥳🧡🎉 6mo
Velvetfur Thank you for tag! And a big woohoo to @ConfessionsofaBookaholic! 👍😁🎉 6mo
ConfessionofaBookaholic Thanks for signing up! Good luck 😋 6mo
gradcat @ConfessionofaBookaholic You‘re so welcome 🙏, and thank you very much!! 🥰 6mo
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DogMom91
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Definitely one of the scariest book I‘ve read. I‘m grown, and it‘s seriously giving me nightmares.🙄😂 Anyone else? #CantPutItDownThough

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 6mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 6mo
Bookladylinda Welcome to Litsy!!!! 6mo
Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!👋 6mo
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fandom_hellspawn99
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The vintage and collectable book sale at the library was today! Got some great books for about $30 😁 I would've finally had Dracula too but someone snatched it before I could, oh well.

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Jhullie
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I LOVE the evil genius behind this!!!!

MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂 7mo
8little_paws That's hilarious! 7mo
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vivastory 😂😂😂 7mo
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FabioCriniti74
L'esorcista | William Peter Blatty
Mehso-so

Uno dei rari casi in cui il film è superiore al libro.
Il film si sa, è una pietra miliare del genere horror che ha influenzato e continua ad influenzare la filmografia di genere.
Il romanzo, invece, si presenta come una storia raccontata con un linguaggio troppo semplice. con periodi, a volte, mal costruiti e personaggi che in fondo non lasciano il segno. Pensavo meglio.

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Stephuhhnieee
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I‘ve been drained lately 😴 My bed has won tough battles between itself and late night reading. But not tonight!

Viji Your kitty looks just like mine! 9mo
Stephuhhnieee @Viji 😻😻😻 9mo
MeesesPieces Same here! Last few nights I fell asleep without reading! I feel so guilty I gotta catch up. I miss my characters haha! 9mo
Stephuhhnieee @MeesesPieces I fell asleep shortly after I posted 😂 I can‘t hang anymore. I hear you, though! I miss my characters, too! 9mo
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Stephuhhnieee
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It finally hit below 40• here ❄️ So hot cocoa, my kindle, and tucked under a cozy blanket is how I‘m spending my Saturday night. ☺️

Might even put the movie on for some extra reading inspiration (still fighting through my reading funk 😭)

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Stephuhhnieee
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🤦🏼‍♀️ Picking a book when you‘re in a slump is torture...and I would like to send my apologies to all of the books I picked up and put back down... I‘ll be back, I promise!

Settled into this one for now.

RavenLovelyReads I‘ve never read that! Let me know if it is as amazing as I think it will be! I‘ll add it to my TBR! 9mo
Stephuhhnieee @RavenLovelyReads Will do! From what I‘ve been told, it‘s exactly like the movie. I liked the movie a lot, so that can‘t be a bad thing, right? Lol 9mo
madamereadsalot1 It's really good! I didn't find it scary at all, but it was very disturbing! 9mo
Stephuhhnieee @madamereadsalot1 Sounds good to me! 9mo
Stephuhhnieee @RavenLovelyReads So I am most definitely still in a slump and it‘s taking me forever to read; but I can say it is nothing against the book! So far, it is exactly like the movie... just with a bit more dialog and disturbing details... and one annoying character that I could do without. But I‘m enjoying it, and would recommend! It‘s not mind blowing amazing, but it‘s solid in my opinion... textbook example of “if you like the movie...” 9mo
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JenlovesJT47
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Pickpick

I‘ve never seen this movie but have always heard it touted as the scariest movie of all time. I had high expectations going into the book. I was quite disturbed the first 25% or so, and even though it was quite disturbing throughout, it didn‘t scare me as much as I thought it would. Overall, I‘d give this 4⭐️. There was one thing that really bothered me (see below👇🏻for spoilers), but it was still a compelling read and I‘d recommend it.

#horror

JenlovesJT47 It really annoyed me how through almost the entire novel, the priest had a hard time believing she was possessed. I was further highly irritated by the epilogue where her mother stated she wasn‘t sure she believed in the devil. Really?? After all the shit you just experienced? You cray cray. Rant over. 😆 9mo
Joy0201 See, I always kind of saw that as that old quote, the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing people he wasn‘t real. I‘m paraphrasing. 9mo
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JenlovesJT47 @Joy0201 hmm 🤔 you‘re right, didn‘t think of it that way!! 9mo
callielafleur @Joy0201 @JenlovesJT47 I love this interpretation! My feeling with Karras was that his lack of belief in the possession was correlated to his loss of Faith, but your take is awesome. 9mo
JenlovesJT47 @callielafleur yeah I thought about that with Karass and think it‘s very plausible, but I still don‘t see how it took him almost 95% of the book to get there. I can see him disbelieving for awhile but not to that extent. Just my opinion. ☺️ 9mo
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Nerdfins
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Lately my drawings have been inspired by what I have been reading. Plus doing the detailed penwork has kept me relaxed at work. #art

Reviewsbylola Amazing! You are so talented. 10mo
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TheLibrarian
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Thank you @Marmie7 for the wonderful #halloweenhorrorswap package. I love everything! The books all look amazing, love the Funko Pop, the candle melts smell delicious, I have a slight obsession over fun socks, the towel is super cute, and candy (the zombie gummy is amazing)!! Thank you again for this wonderful package!

And thank you @TheReadingMermaid for organizing this swap.

Marmie7 Glad you like everything! I thought that gummy hand was awesome too! 10mo
TheLibrarian @Marmie7 Yes, everything is amazing!! Thank you again. I was going around work showing off the zombie gummy hand 😂 10mo
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Christinak
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“The terror drifted over Georgetown like the sun over a blind mans eyes.”
#AllHallowsRead
This is as good now as it was back when you could buy a new paperback for $1.75.
Happy Halloween! 🦇👻☠️🧙‍♀️🎃
I hope everyone has time to read something scary today!

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Jilly6183
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1 - The Exorcist
2 - I finished 5. I read most of the first one in September but I'm counting it!
3 - Trick or Treating with my niece and nephew
4 - Travel!
5 - Pumpkin carving and roasted pumpkin seeds

#humpdaypost @MinDea

AmyG I made my step-father take me to this when I was a kid....and he did! Love this movie. 10mo
Jilly6183 @AmyG It's the best! My mom and I would watch it every October. My dad refused because it was too scary for him 😂 10mo
WhatThePuck You should put a spoiler for that picture. I'm going to have nightmares tonight. 😂😂😂😂 10mo
Jilly6183 @WhatThePuck Oh no! I'm sorry, I didn't even think of it. 😳😂 10mo
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JenlovesJT47
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Ready for a scary read, some late night journaling and some yummy tea in my cool tea tumbler from @Ajessgirl . Happy reading everyone! Can‘t wait to see what everyone gets in their Halloween swaps. 🤓

#litsomnia
#litsyafterdark
#catsoflitsy
#Scarlett

☕️📚🤓

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CrinolineDream
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1) Hand out candy. Love seeing little ones in costume!
2) Black cats!
3) Scary movie, the more people I‘m with the better. 😱
4) @KerryB

Favorite scary book is The Exorcist, even more terrifying than the movie. To this day I dislike ouija boards.

#TuesdayTidbits #thisorthat

JenlovesJT47 🧡🖤🧡 10mo
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Victoriahoperose
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Hubby and I killed it for our costume party 😊😊😊

GypsyKat Well done! 10mo
Cinfhen Oooohhhh!!! That‘s awesome 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 10mo
rubyslippersreads 🎃🎃🎃 10mo
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zzz 👏👏👏 very good! 10mo
gradcat That‘s so great! 10mo
LeahBergen Awesome!!! 😮😮😮 10mo
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andrew61
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Pickpick

#LitsyClassics X (i know its a slight cheat but i did save it til Halloween month)
Actually an interesting read as it fleshed out the character of karras and the police officer kinderman. Merrin is a great character and id like more of his backstory.
I dragged my family on a very hot day 5 yrs ago whilst on our east coast tour to the Georgetown steps which caused a few angry comments but i can't find the photos so Robin Hoods bay will have to do.

Blaire Looks beautiful. Where is that? 10mo
andrew61 @Blaire hi blaire - it's a small village called robin hoods bay in Yorkshire, just south of Whitby. It is very pretty and the bay is reached by a steep walk down to it which has many lovely fishing cottages and small shops and of course pub, fish and chips and tea shops. If you should ever visit Yorkshire id recommend visiting. ☺ 10mo
Blaire @andrew61 that sounds really nice. I will certain add it to the list of places to visit. I hope to make it back to the uk at some point. Haven‘t been since college! 10mo
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batsy What a gorgeous view. 10mo
andrew61 @batsy yes and the scenery was nice as well 😂☺ 10mo
batsy 😂 10mo
Crazeedi Beautiful photo and I read this many moons ago! 10mo
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Addison_Reads
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Pickpick

This has been on my TBR for years. Thanks to motivation from #screamathon I finally read it.

William Blatty's writing scared the bejesus out of me! 😱 I saw the movie as a kid, but the book is much creepier.

Great writing. Great characters. Excellent read for this time of year.

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Ms_T
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Just finished this book and saw that Regan fits today‘s #OctoberXFiles prompt PERFECTLY! #SinisterKid

TrishB I thought of her too 👍🏻 10mo
Ms_T @TrishB This image haunted me right through the book! 10mo
Cathythoughts OMG that‘s IS very scary. I won‘t look twice 😱 10mo
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batsy Yikes! 😱 I watched this when I was way too young and have never recovered! 10mo
Ms_T @batsy Same! 😱 10mo
JennyM Arghhh! 10mo
Ms_T @JennyM I know! 😱 10mo
CouronneDhiver Gross 😑 10mo
Cinfhen Oh my!!!! She‘s wayyyyyy sinister looking 😜😱 10mo
TrishB That‘s another proper horror film! 10mo
Robothugs Bahahaha 😱😱 great pick! 10mo
Ms_T @CouronneDhiver But so good! 10mo
Ms_T @Cinfhen @TrishB @Robothugs Great book and great film 🤮 10mo
Robothugs 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
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Ms_T
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Pickpick

A horror story that continues to stand the test of time. Even if you‘ve seen the film and know the plot, this book is a terrifyingly good read, taking you into dark areas of satanic practice and religion. The characters are so well defined, Lieutenant Kinderman in particular has a gem of a role as the police officer who likes to portray an image of bumbling but is completely ‘on the ball‘. And then there‘s Regan.... Brilliant! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TrishB This is a great read 👍🏻 10mo
Texreader Superb review 10mo
Ms_T @TrishB It really is 😃 10mo
Ms_T @Texreader Thank you! 😊 10mo
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Ms_T
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In my part of the world it‘s 9pm, it‘s dark and I‘m on my own. Perfect conditions to start the tagged title. *Blood-curdling scream*

minkyb I remember when the movie was released. A huge hit back in the day! 10mo
Cathythoughts I remember the movie coming out too @minkyb ... the hype was unreal ... I went to see it , but I barely watched it 😱😱be interesting to hear what you think of the book @Ms_T 10mo
batsy Happy birthday! Hope you have a great day/weekend and a fabulous year ahead! 🎉🎊🎁🎂 10mo
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Ms_T @minkyb @Cathythoughts I‘ve seen the film a few times and it‘s up there as one of my favourite horror films. Incredibly scary! I read the book as a teenager but barely remember it, however it‘s proving to be just as scary as the film 👍🏻 10mo
Ms_T @batsy Thank you so much, lovely lady xxx 10mo
Cathythoughts I didn‘t realize it‘s your birthday!!! A very Happy Day to you 🎉. Enjoy 😊😘 10mo
Ms_T @Cathythoughts Thank you! 10mo
minkyb Happy birthday! There is no head spinning around emoji for me to share😳 10mo
Ms_T @minkyb Haha! Thank you, lovely x 10mo
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LauraJ
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Stole this from Rue Morgue magazine.

BarbaraTheBibliophage 🤣🤣 10mo
AmyG Hahahaha! 10mo
SexyCajun Omg got sick when I saw this. Scrolling down! 😱😱😱😱😱 10mo
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Angitron 😂😂😂😂😂😂 10mo
LeahBergen 😂😂😂😂 10mo
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Jilly6183
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I just listened to a new podcast called "It Happened in Hollywood" about the making of the Exorcist. This has been one of my favorite movies since I was a kid (youngest kid = very little adult supervision ??‍♀️), and finally read (and loved) the book a few years ago. And the podcast is so good! Check it out if you're a fan of the Exorcist!

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Suzze
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@Tiffy_Reads mentioned The Exorcist and since I‘d never read it, I looked it up on Amazon. It‘s free for Prime members right now! Downloaded and will start as soon as I finish my current read.

Andrea4 It's great! Enjoy!! 10mo
BibliophileMomma Yay! It‘s so good! 🤓 10mo
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Readage

• Had it ready to read last year for Halloween and got lazy. Hope to at least start it again soon!! It will be a re-read for me •

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SkeletonKey
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1. Horror!
2. Pumpkin Pie
3. Witches
4. Haunted House
5. The Exorcist ALL THE WAY.
6. @cobwebmoth

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Eggbeater
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Thanks for the tag @MidnightBookGirl

1. Horror. Stephen King all the way!
2. Punkin although it is close
3. Vampire witches! I will have hybrids because I cannot choose.
4. Haunted house
5. The Exorcist. Pea soup for all!
6. @meghan2714

#TuesdayTidbits @JenlovesJT47

Donald.Elbert 👁️👁️ 11mo
MidnightBookGirl Bring on the hybrids! 11mo
JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 11mo
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Andrea4
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#TuesdayTidbits @JenlovesJT47
#thisORthat
1. Generally thriller
2. Pumpkin..of course...🎃🎃
3. In what context? Both?
4. Hayride...omg I cannot do haunted houses without hurting someone!!
5. The Exorcist. Both book and movie.
6. @llwheeler

JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 11mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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It's #TuesdayTidbits time! @JenlovesJT47

1. Thrillers. I love horror, but it's hard to find horror that features strong female characters. Lots of great female authors writing Thrillers too.
2. Apple pie! I like pumpkin pie okay, but one slice a year will do me.
3. Both, slight edge to my Witches!
4. 👻🏠 Haunted House!
5. I like both, but The Exorcist scares the living *bleep* out of me even after all this time.
6. @Eggbeater

JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 11mo
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avgeyer
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1. I love them both- but this time of year, definitely horror!
2. Apple 🍎
3. Witches
4. Haunted house 👻
5. The Exorcist

#thisorthat

JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 11mo
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Ms_T
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JillR I loved the Sarah Winman - in fact I keep meaning to reread :) 11mo
Ms_T @JillR Ooh, great recommendation, thanks! 11mo
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Jamesmelvinmitchell
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Pickpick

My favorite Halloween read, 10th year I‘ve read it and just as scary as the first time. I had someone ask me what‘s so scary? Demon takes over a little girl nuf said.

CouronneDhiver Yikes!!! 🙈 11mo
SaraBeagle Way scarier than the movie! 11mo
Jamesmelvinmitchell @SaraBeagle for sure the build up is fantastic. 11mo
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Larkken
Exorcist (Anniversary) | William Peter Blatty
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Pickpick

More early Halloweenie reading (but my holds keep coming in!)

Held up better than expected, though the writing is unmistakably 1970s-male-author. Don't know why, but I was a bit taken aback that the priest was the main protagonist ("You have made her a contest between us!"). The language is foul and I gagged a bit toward the end - but then, would you be reading this without expecting something like Blair's pea soup? #early #screamathon

4thhouseontheleft Love your kitty! 😻 11mo
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Phlamboyant

" . . . For I think belief in God is not a matter of reason at all; I think it finally is a matter of love: of accepting the possibility that God could ever love us.”

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Kappadeemom
Exorcist (Anniversary) | William Peter Blatty
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Lord, please forgive me for reading this. 🤮😈#skerry

IamIamIam You'll be forgiven but first you need an old priest and a young priest!!!!! 🤣👿 11mo
CouronneDhiver No thanks. I prefer to sleep at night 11mo
CoffeeCatsBooks No way would I ever read that book! The movie still scares the bejesus out of me. 😱 11mo
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Readingismyescape
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Mehso-so

It‘s horrifying what happens to Regan and I feel for Chris and how torturous it is for her trying to find an explanation for what is happening to her daughter.
But the pace is slow (until 3/4 through when the exorcism starts) and I didn‘t find the book particularly scary.

DGRachel Same. I was underwhelmed. 11mo
Readingismyescape @DGRachel that‘s the perfect word for it. 11mo
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inc-smoothie

I finished reading Animal Farm, but decided to read The Exorcist before I jump into 1984.

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m.galehuxley
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So it‘s the second time in 3 months our apartment building had to put us up in a hotel. The 1st time was because our apartment flooded from the walls AND ceiling. Now, because they accidentally cut our power. 🤦‍♀️

But at least I love staying in hotels. I‘ve been spending the morning reading The Exorcist. The movie never scared me because the imagery looked unreal, but the book actually creeped me out when I was up reading late last night.

Minimalgrl Love this book .... way creepier than the film !!! 14mo
tracey38 Well, you have a lovely view at least! 14mo
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Super frustrating night working... thinking that starting this tale 👿 and some coffee ☕️ on my break will put me in better spirits in order to finish the last couple hours. #nightshift #psychiatrichospital #summerslasherbook

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