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Swan Song
Swan Song | Robert McCammon
In a nightmarish, post-holocaust world, an ancient evil roams a devastated America, gathering the forces of human greed and madness, searching for a child named Swan who possesses the gift of life.
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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An epic, and very dark, post-apocalyptic novel. I did enjoy this, but struggled sometimes to return to its gruesome subject matter. Often compared to The Stand, and I was not immune to that. I read The Stand as a pre-teen and while I know nostalgia gives me 20/20 hindsight, Swan Song just doesn‘t live up to it. The ending is quite tepid for a book of this magnitude, and I didn‘t fall in love with the characters as much as I would‘ve liked to. 3⭐️

braddsibbersen To be fair, the climax of The Stand is a bit underwelming too... 1w
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @braddsibbersen You‘re not wrong. The climax/ending of The Stand is not the best part of the book. The journey and characters make the book, and I believe King did it better. Still glad I read this though! I did like it! (edited) 1w
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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#ThoughtfulThursday

1. My reading goal is 75 books this year! And to have a “no buy” year with books.

2. My word for 2022 is Abundant.

3. I am enjoying the tagged book so far. A co-worker recommended it!

Thanks @BeeMagical for the tag! @Pogue @Bookwormjillk

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Curlybookowl
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I absolutely loved two aspects of this book. One that this book is about never giving up hope. That there is always something worth fighting and taking that next step for. Two, there is so much character development throughout this book.

One thing I want to note is the comparison between this novel and The Stand by Stephen King. I don‘t really see them being the same except for in the aspect of good verses evil.

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KathyWheeler I‘ve had this book for years but haven‘t read it. I did wonder if there was any similarities between it and The Stand. 3w
Curlybookowl @KathyWheeler it is but it isn‘t. The only similarity it really has for me was the good vs evil aspect. As far as plot it‘s two very different scenarios. Plague and religion compared to nuclear war and magic 3w
KathyWheeler @Curlybookowl I might pull out my copy and finally read it. 3w
Curlybookowl @KathyWheeler I hope you enjoy it. It was my number 1 read of 2021 3w
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Reggie
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#21DaysofHorror Day 13. My favorite post apocalyptic novel written by one of my favorite authors. Nuclear missiles were launched and several characters spread across the country will meet up to either fight for good or evil. McCammon writes some real scenes of horror, one in a movie theatre where Faces of Death is showing, and another, a fight in the parking lot of a Kmart. Great characters, great story, and a lot of horror in this chunkster.

vivastory I really want to read this one. It's sitting on my TBR shelves, but I just have to be in the right mental space for a chunkster. When I am though there is absolutely nothing in the world like a horror epic 3mo
Reggie @vivastory it‘s been 20 years since I‘ve read it but if you wanna buddy read let me know. I‘d love to pick it up again. 3mo
vivastory Sounds good! I'll tag you when I'm ready to start 3mo
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TrishB Loved this and read on your recommendation Reggie! It took up a whole flight to Singapore. When such things happened. 3mo
TNbookworm One of my favorites! 3mo
Reggie @TrishB maybe one day again. I play an online game where they hold world championships in different parts of the world. Vietnam has not allowed its players out of the country so they have not attended the last two years. Glad you liked this book! 3mo
Reggie @TNbookworm me too! 3mo
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AshleyHoss820
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Oh man, did I go on a JOURNEY with this one! I was up and down. Midway, I was lagging. But I pushed through and I‘m glad I did. Evil cannot survive in the face of Hope. Think of what humans can be. Create the future you want. Make your inside face more beautiful than your outside face. 😊 I cared about the characters. Were there flaws? Sure, but I don‘t think they detract from the overall feeling this left. #PBSGreatAmericanRead

AshleyHoss820 📸: Subterranean Press 7mo
vivastory I've had this on my shelves for awhile. I was thinking of starting it soon. I know some people say they like it more than The Stand. 7mo
AshleyHoss820 @vivastory It was on my shelf for quite some time as well! It kept staring at me, so I decided to spend the summer with a chunkster..but I read it FAST. It‘s decent sci-fi. The supernatural element isn‘t quite necessary. It can be a bit heavy-handed occasionally with the religious undertones. I didn‘t like the sudden racism towards the end toward one of my favorite characters. Overall, I enjoyed the overarching message of the power of hope. (edited) 7mo
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AshleyHoss820 @vivastory Doggone it! Now I gotta read The Stand so I can compare! 🤣 That ones also been simultaneously intimidating me and beckoning me from my bookshelves! 7mo
TrishB I loved this one 👍🏻 The Stand just beats it for me, but this is a worthy contender. 7mo
vivastory @AshleyHoss820 I ended up flying through the Stand when I read it last November. 7mo
vivastory @TrishB Hmm..I just might have to bump it to the top of my TBR 7mo
AshleyHoss820 @TrishB Oh, that is good to hear! Now @vivastory is going to bump up Swan Song and I‘m going to dive into The Stand! 😂 Thank you both for the encouragement! 😊 (edited) 7mo
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Lauranahe
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This. Was. Amazing. I loved every second of it, and I think that‘s the fastest I‘ve ever read such a long book. Apocalypse, evil men, kind-of magic, redemption, fights for survival...I can‘t believe I‘ve never read this until now. I absolutely recommend it!

TrishB Loved this too 👍🏻 9mo
candority It‘s so good! 9mo
Bookish_AF I just finished this as well! I also loved it 9mo
Reggie I say this a lot about this book. It‘s been over 20 years and the part that I remember that freaks me out is when the Devil guy is maniacally laughing in the movie theatre watching Faces of Death while his face morphs into the people who look like they just happened to be at the accident but actually caused it. And the Kmart scene. I need to reread this. Glad you liked it. 9mo
Lauranahe I found all the keloids so gross. Every time they cracked open, foe some reason, it just really, really grossed me out. The sound of the cracking, the pieces scattered around...yikes. But what was underneath was fascinating! 9mo
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Bookish_AF
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This book has been on my TBR for some time so I was pretty excited it showed up as a Kindle deal! 😄😇

candority Oh, it‘s so good! 10mo
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NikkiM5
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So I tried so hard because I both loved the book but wanted it to end. Bailed about halfway through (still had about 400 pages) It was just so long already and I had much more to go.

That Kmart scene was crazy though, first time in a while I was yelling at the character don‘t and why!!!!!!!!

Reggie Nooooo finish it. I love this book. Lol. I haven‘t read this book in 20 years but I still remember when the demon guy is laughing while in the theatre watching Faces of Death. I remember reading that and getting the chills. 11mo
NikkiM5 @Reggie yeah that was a great scene too. It‘s just soooooo long 😂 maybe I will pick it up again. 11mo
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DeeLew
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It‘s a tad chilly still but I have waited all winter for a day nice enough to sit outside and read.

TheNeverendingTBR One of my favourite books 11mo
Soubhiville Cute bookmark! 11mo
Nute Super cool bookmark! 8mo
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MissJaclin
Swan Song | Robert R. McCammon
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When I first started this book I thought it might end up a DNF. It didn‘t hook me right away and I found myself trudging through it. But then suddenly the story picked up its pace, the characters started speaking to me, and it went from a possible DNF to a book I didn‘t want to put down. Loved, loved this book! #endoftheworld #goodvevil

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Nazgul93
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Read some Dr.Jekyll this morning! And now I'm reading Swan song and drinking a cup of coffee!
#Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness #Cyoreadathon
@StayCurious @Sace @4thhouseontheleft #Screamathon

4thhouseontheleft That looks like a cool edition of Jekyll and Hyde! 1y
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LostInSpace
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What an amazing journey, I never wanted this book to end.

I got so attached to all of the characters, I loved their development as they grew into the people they were meant to be, their struggles, their joys, the determination and strength to see the story through.

Absolutely incredible and a must read 5⭐️

Addison_Reads I love this book! 💚 I might have to re-read it in October. 1y
NikkiM5 This is one of my current reads. Loving it so far. 1y
LostInSpace @NikkiM5 im so jealous you get to read it! I wish I could erase it from my memory and read it again it was that good 😂 1y
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Reggie I LOVED this book. I read it on a family vacation in the summer of 1999. I remember being so scared when that devil guy is in the theatre watching Faces of Death and his face is changing and the whole time he‘s laughing. Chills. Glad you liked it! 1y
LostInSpace @Icepop you should read this, it blew me away ❤️ 1y
Icepop I will have to borrow it 1y
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TheNeverendingTBR
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𝕺𝖓𝖈𝖊 𝖚𝖕𝖔𝖓 𝖆 𝖙𝖎𝖒𝖊, 𝖒𝖆𝖓 𝖍𝖆𝖉 𝖆 𝖑𝖔𝖛𝖊 𝖆𝖋𝖋𝖆𝖎𝖗 𝖜𝖎𝖙𝖍 𝖋𝖎𝖗𝖊.🔥

This is an epic post-apocalyptic novel, it's similar to The Stand by Stephen King. While The Stand is about a super-flu, this is about the aftermath of a nuclear war between America/Russia and a bunch of survivors struggling to live among the ruins while a demonic man stalks the land. 👹

Go get a copy, it's amazing! ❤

#bookrecommendation 🙋‍♂️

LauraJ I liked this better than 2y
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fandom_hellspawn99
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So today has been an absolute fail of a first day. Hopefully I'll make it somewhat CLOSE to the goal, we shall see. I ended up just reading the tagged book and a lot of short stories from my favorite subreddit r/nosleep 🥰 @24in48 #24in48 #StayHome24in48 #SocialDistancingReadathon #24in48Update #Update

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fandom_hellspawn99
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I'm laaaate gaaah! I 100% blocked this out I'm so glad I remembered! I'm starting nowww 😭😭😭 #24in48 #SocialDistancingReadathon #StayHome24in48 @24in48

I'll be probably going back and forth between the tagged book and American Junkie by Tom Hansen

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fandom_hellspawn99
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July 16
10:27 P.m. Eastern Daylight Time
Washington, D.C.

Once upon a time we had a love affair with fire,
the president of the United States thought as the
match that he'd just struck to light his pipe flared beneath
his fingers.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl Line is from tagged book

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fandom_hellspawn99
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DaveGreen7777
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Day 14 of the #Fallisbooked challenge by @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @OriginalCyn620

#RedCover - There are two books I hear are considered the best in the dystopian sub genre. One is “The Stand”, which I‘ll be buddy reading with some wonderful Littens later this month. And the other is “Swan Song”, which I plan to read next year! 😱

I actually wore a red shirt just to go with this book cover... I give 100% effort for my Litsy pictures! 😂

vivastory That's serious commitment!! I plan on reading this next year toom 2y
DaveGreen7777 @vivastory Nice! I‘ve heard so many incredible things about this book, I can‘t wait to experience it for myself! 😀 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @vivastory I agree, Great commitment! 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ll have to stack this one for myself too! 2y
OriginalCyn620 😂❤️📚 2y
DaveGreen7777 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you! Hope you enjoy this book when you read it! 😀 2y
Kaila-ann This was one of my mom‘s favorite books and it‘s on my TBR for next year as well. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are the best!!! 😊🙌🏻❤️ 2y
DaveGreen7777 @Kaila-ann Two generations of book lovers? That‘s awesome! 😀📚 2y
DaveGreen7777 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww!!! No, YOU are the best, Misty! 😊 2y
Branwen Love your pic! Red shirt, red book! Good thing you're not on the Starship Enterprise! 😱 I really want to read this book! I keep hearing such great things about it! I'll have to pick up a copy someday! 2y
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen HA HA!!! I heard Captain Kirk is looking for some security officers for an away mission, me and my red shirt are hiding under my bunk until he‘s safely off the ship! 😂🤣🖖 2y
ValerieAndBooks I have this one, too -- from @Reggie 💕 -- I still need to read it 😱 . Since @vivastory plans to read it, too, maybe this could be a readalong for all who's interested? 2y
DaveGreen7777 @ValerieAndBooks @vivastory Oooh, I‘m taking part in a Litsy buddy read of “The Stand” in a couple of weeks, I‘d definitely be interested in a Litsy buddy read of “Swan Song” next year as well! 😀 2y
vivastory @ValerieAndBooks @DaveGreen7777 I'd definitely be interested in a Swan Song buddy read! January or February sounds good, if that works for you guys 2y
DaveGreen7777 @vivastory @ValerieAndBooks January I‘m buddy reading “Children Of Time” with one of my Goodreads friends, but February would work for me! 2y
vivastory February sounds good to me! @ValerieAndBooks 2y
ValerieAndBooks Awesome, let‘s plan for February, then! @vivastory @DaveGreen7777 2y
Reggie @ValerieAndBooks I‘m in with the buddy read. It‘s been almost 20 years since I‘ve read it. Time for a reread. Glad you‘re gonna read it. So excited!!! (edited) 2y
DaveGreen7777 @Reggie Awesome! 👍 2y
AmyRebecca You'll love The Stand. I need to read Swan Song!! I'd love to join in 🦢🎶😁 2y
DaveGreen7777 @AmyRebecca Yay!!! The more, the merrier for the Swan Song buddy read! 😀 2y
AmyRebecca Great! 2y
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wordynoodles
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This one gets mentioned on most of the 'top 10 best apocalyptic books' lists so I thought I'd give it a go. It's a long book and there's a hint of The Stand in there (good vs evil... supernatural forces etc). Overall I enjoyed it, but was a bit long and needed a good edit. The ending was a good example of what looks like an author that was fed up with it and didn't quite know how to end it, so took the 'and they lived happily ever after ' route.

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Susan
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Now to tackle this giant book!

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toofondofbooks
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ShyBookOwl Gorgeous Penny Dreadfuls 2y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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1️⃣The Princess Saves Herself in this One by A. Lovelace, The Mysterious Mr. Quin by A. Christie & Swan Song by R. McCammon.
2️⃣Swan Song
3️⃣Big Magic by E. Gilbert
#weekendreads

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PurpleyPumpkin
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I thought I‘d sneak in a little reading time at lunch today. Still reading this tome (I‘ve been at it for a month 😳) and I‘m really enjoying it! Haven‘t been able to get much reading done for the #24b4monday #readathon today due to work, but it‘s a start!👍🏽

BeansPage Hey sweetie any time is better than no time right? Whatever time you get be proud of yourself because that is awesome! 🤗 3y
Andrew65 Work got in the way for me too! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin @Andrew65 I hate when that happens. 😉 3y
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PurpleyPumpkin @TheReadingMermaid Aww thanks for the encouragement! 🥰 3y
Andrew65 @PurpleyPumpkin Me too. 😔 3y
sprainedbrain That looks yummmmmm 😋 3y
UwannaPublishme What a colorful and healthy lunch! 😋 Happy Reading and Happy Weekend! 🤗❤️ 3y
PurpleyPumpkin @sprainedbrain @UwannaPublishme It was a yummy salad! I‘m lucky that we have such a great cafeteria at work. Hope you‘re both enjoying your weekend!! 3y
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Shaneyney
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If you‘ve read The Stand by Stephen King, you‘ll want to read this one too. They have many similarities but are not the same story, I actually liked this one better

Reggie I hope you read some of his other ones. A Boy‘s Life, Stinger, The Border. I love MacCammon. He‘s so good!!!! I was actually thinking about this book the other day because someone mentioned a mark of evil and said what would be the opposite. And for some reason I thought of the main girl in here who touched the trees and they grew fruit. 3y
Shaneyney @Reggie yes I‘ve read many of his books. I actually like him better than Stephen King. My favorites (along with this one) are Bethany‘s Sin and The Fall of the House of Usher (based on the old Poe story) 3y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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My reading nest for today. Time to tuck into this tome on my last full day in Barbados!🌴☀️🌴☀️🌴

TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 loved this book. 3y
PurpleyPumpkin @TrishB Thanks! And glad to hear your feedback. I‘m enjoying it so far. 👍🏽 3y
KarynGood Sounds like a wonder holiday!!!! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin @KarynGood It really was! I was hoping to bring the warm weather back home, but no such luck. 😑 3y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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So, I received a surprise delivery this weekend. Having not ordered anything recently, I had no idea what it could be. @BookishTrish you made my day! Thank you so much for sending this book. I‘m guessing it was for my birthday(?) and I so appreciate it. At 900+ pages, it‘ll be the perfect read on my upcoming vacation. 😉🙌🏽 #PoutinePenPals #happymail #bookmail #penpalsarethebestpals

BookishTrish Happy Belated Birthday! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin @BookishTrish Thank you so much! I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. 💜 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💌💗 Love it!! 3y
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Linda_Bloodworth_Author
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If you like post apocalyptic stories with elements of horror and paranormal this is a great story! I'm only 33% in and I'm hooked.

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AChickThatDigsBooks
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My TBR list....I know I'm not alone 🤓📚

Haroon_Ishaq and that makes you regret your reading pace 😑 3y
AChickThatDigsBooks @Haroon_Ishaq I definitely wish I was a faster reader! 3y
Haroon_Ishaq @Chica_Reads there is a thing called 'speed reading' thu I've never tried it 3y
AChickThatDigsBooks I know of It too ☺ 3y
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sprainedbrain
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Sorry for the blurriness... I do believe my camera was focusing on the 🐢 tank behind the #redreads 😂

I‘ve only read two of these, but the red copy of Buddenbrooks is getting read this month so that I can send it back to @arubabookwoman 😃

#literarylove

TNbookworm Swan Song! Love❤ 3y
RealBooks4ever Loved Swan Song and Wolf Hall!! 💜 3y
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Asktheletters The Song Of Achilles ❤️ I‘m thinking a re-read is in order... 3y
vkois88 I'm really hoping to find a secondhand copy of A Song of Achilles (no brand new book buying ban). It sounds so good! 3y
TheNeverendingTBR Swan Song! ❤ 3y
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candority
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January Wrap-Up!

January was a good reading month for me, with a total of 14 books completed (8 physical, 3 ebooks, 3 audiobooks).

My favourites were Swan Song, The Dead Zone, I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark (All recommended by @LauraJ for #NewYearWhoDis) and Heavy.

#JanuaryWrapup #JanuaryStats

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Whoop whoop! Great job! 📚💕 3y
Addison_Reads Swan Song 💜 have you read 3y
candority @Addison_Reads I haven‘t, but I‘ve added it to my TBR! 3y
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candority
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My first 5-star read for 2019 – thanks for the fantastic #NewYearWhoDis recommendation @LauraJ! This epic post-apocalyptic novel follows several groups of survivors after the United States has been reduced to a wasteland due to a nuclear war. The edition that I read weighs in at 919 pages – it‘s a hefty book – and based on the page count, I expected there to be some lulls in the story. There wasn‘t (at least not for me). Link to full review ⬇️

LoverofLit When people ask me what my favorite book is, I always say this one. Such a great read. I love Swan and Josh and Sister! ❤❤❤ 3y
monalyisha Whoa! Sweet! 3y
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candority @LoverofLit I think it‘s become one of my favourites as well! ❤️ 3y
huntersmom1977 One of my faves ☺️❤️ 3y
Addison_Reads Such an awesome read! 💚 3y
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candority
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I must admit, I‘m a little apprehensive about starting this #chunkster, recommended by @LauraJ for #NewYearWhoDis, but I‘ve heard lots of great things about it! Zero pages down, 919 to go 😅

Ashley_Nicoletto I have this on my TBR too and I‘ve heard it‘s amazing. 3y
monalyisha BEEFY 🐄 3y
C.Perone I LOVED this book!! Thought about it so much over the years that I read it again. Enjoy! 3y
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TNbookworm Love this book, one of my favorites! 3y
Reagan Currently sitting on my TBR shelf 😬 3y
Reggie I love love love this book. Here‘s to hoping you like it. When I first read it it did scare me because when we first meet the bad guy he‘s in a theatre watching himself in Faces Of Death while his face is changing and it just creeped me out. That was over 20 yrs ago. 3y
candority @Ashley_Nicoletto @Reagan-reads If I can do it, you can do it! 💪 3y
candority @C.Perone @TNbookworm @Reggie I think I‘m going to love it too! I‘m prepared to be scared/creeped out. 3y
juliegumdrop I would like to try this too. Intimidating because of its size. Hope you enjoy it! 3y
ColleenIsReading One of my all time faves! I‘ve reread several times. I wrote my college senior thesis about nuclear war in science fiction, and this book was a big part of it. 3y
candority @juliegumdrop It is intimidating! But I‘m loving it so far! I read over 100 pages in one sitting - it moves along quite well! 3y
candority @ColleenIsReading I can see why! That‘s such a cool topic to write your thesis on 😊 3y
ColleenIsReading It worked out really well, the summer I was doing the main part of my research, I had gathered up various novels and stories but I kept saying “too bad The Stand has the flu instead of nukes because it would be so much fun to write about...” Then I wandered into a bookstore and found the original paperback edition, just published! And so many similar themes to The Stand, I was delighted. 3y
candority @ColleenIsReading Wow, what a fantastic coincidence - it was meant to be! I‘m surprised by how many similarities there are between the two books. I‘m sure McCammon faced a lot of criticism when Swan Song was published. The Stand was a five star read for me, but so far, I‘m enjoying Swan Song more than it! 3y
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Second audiobook of the year. Group listening Swan Song with Horror Aficionados on Goodreads.
Has anyone read or listened to Swan Song? Thoughts?

Bklover Read it ages ago and loved it. Will have to reread it one of these days! 3y
TheNeverendingTBR Love this book! 😎 3y
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Addison_Reads
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#18in2018

Most of these are #blameitonlitsy reads.

My absolute favorite fiction for the year is Swan Song. Robert McCammon is an incredible storyteller. After reading this, I bought several of his other books, which I plan to read in 2019.

My favorite non-fiction is Becoming. The writing is warm, welcoming, and inspirational.

The book that I feel is underrated and that everyone should read is River of Teeth. I mean it has hippos after all 😁

TrishB Swan Song and Becoming are in mine too 😁 3y
readordierachel Hyperbole and a Half ❤ 3y
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McCammon is a new favorite of mine, at least for audiobooks. Long, dense stories that you can listen to for hours. This was really good! A great post apocalyptic drama.

TrishB Loved this too 💕 3y
Reggie Ohhhh, this book, I should reread it this year. 3y
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AmyG
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My husband just brought the mail in....thank you so much! I have been wanting this for so long. And it‘s so big. I may save it for my Israel trip in June. You are so sweet. 😘
@dariazeoli

RadicalReader @AmyG chunkster novels are the best 3y
dariazeoli Hope it‘s as good as I‘ve heard! Thank you for the Kindle books! I‘ll thank you again tomorrow when I post them 😁 3y
EmilyM This was a great book! 3y
LoverofLit When people ask me what my favorite book is, I say this book 📖💕 3y
AmyG @EmilyM @LoverofLit You and others are why I want to read this so badly. 3y
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LauraJ
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This is most of what I finished reading this month. Swan Song was my favorite! Everything was worth reading, except Your Duck...
#novemberstats #novemberwrapup

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Guildedearlobe
Swan Song | Robert McCammon
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Today‘s #manicmonday is brought to you by the #letters and @JoScho

📚 Swan Song by Robert McCammon
✏️ SM Stirling
📺 Southland
👻 The Sixth Sense
🍜 Soup. I eat soup almost every day. Soup makes me happy, warm and full.

JoScho I love that delightfully creepy cover! 3y
Sharpeipup Ditto on the soup! 3y
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LauraJ
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Okay, THIS is what I wanted The Stand to be! Both books feature survivors of a world catastrophe traveling the U.S. trying to rebuild their lives. The themes are more focused in Swan Song...good vs evil, redemption, belonging. The writing is grittier and I easily lost myself in the story. Not once did I check to see how many more pages left ‘til the end of this #chunkster. (I frequently peeked while reading The Stand.). A rare 5-Star read!

Eggbeater That pug though! 😍 3y
TheLibrarian What a cute pup! 3y
tricours I also thought it was better than The Stand! 3y
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LibLib
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Mehso-so

The premise of this book is that the world is pretty much wiped out due a nuclear holocaust and the few remaining people left are split into two groups: the good trying to bring hope and life back into the world and the bad trying to further destroy. Sound familiar at all? If you‘ve read The Stand by Stephen King, it might. Granted there are some differences but at times this book felt unoriginal and definitely waaaay to long. #mehbook

Slajaunie That is what I thought as I read the description. Definitely a King knock-off. 3y
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LauraJ
Swan Song | Robert R. McCammon
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Why did I start a 920 page book over the weekend? I am enjoying it.
Yesterday was not only Halloween...it was also Abby‘s 15th birthday. She fell asleep in her quinceañera dress.

RavenLovelyReads 😂😂😂we all fall asleep in our quinceańera dresses! 👗 3y
Libby1 😻😻😻😻 I am in love. Happy birthday, Abby. 3y
rubyslippersreads She‘s adorable! 😻 3y
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Suzze That picture is priceless. Happy Birthday, Abby! 3y
Tamra Sweet! 3y
LauraBeth This is so adorable. Happy Birthday to Abby! 🎉🎉 3y
LeahBergen Awww! 💕💕💕💕 3y
CoverToCoverGirl Spoiled rotten! What a beauty! ❤️😊 3y
Purrfectpages Omg I can‘t take it! 3y
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LauraJ
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Trying to read this, but Cecil is distracting me.
#catsoflitsy

BookishTrish 😻😹 3y
Eyelit Omg - the cuteness!! 😻 3y
RadicalReader @LauraJ cuteness overload 3y
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LeahBergen 😂😂 He‘s going to murder you in your sleep. 3y
zsuzsanna_reads @LeahBergen that's exactly what I was thinking! 😂 3y
BookaholicNatty 😻😻😻😻😻 3y
Tamra 😂 3y
Wife I wonder what he‘s thinking 🤔? 3y
Mdargusch 🤣🤣🤣 that is hysterical! 3y
Ddzmini He does not look happy 🤣🤣🤣 3y
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Addison_Reads
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This book is incredible. Probably one of my favorites of all time now. I loved the story, I loved the setting, and I loved the characters.

This is my first McCammon book and I am definitely a fan now.

If you like end of the world dystopian chunksters, read this book. 💜📖

LauraJ I have this deck too and this was the image in my head throughout the story. 3y
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julieloverofbooks
Swan Song | Robert McCammon

Two thirds through this great book. It‘s kept me up and reading til 1 am all week 😳

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Addison_Reads
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First off, this book is amazing and I can't believe I've waited so long to read it.

Secondly though, who else gets broken up more over animals dying in a book than some of the human characters? Killer was such an awesome little dog 😭 I'm gonna miss him.

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Guildedearlobe
Swan Song | Robert McCammon
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A bit late but here‘s my contribution to the #sundaysurvey from @alisonrose

1. I like to read horror in the fall and will take on a theme month but if a book calls to me I‘ll read it even if it doesn‘t make fit the season.

2. Swan Song by Robert R. McCanmon

3. In more of a night owl but sometimes work forces to be up and productive during daylight hours.

4. Right Handed.

alisonrose Thanks for playing! 3y
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Addison_Reads
Swan Song | Robert McCammon
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This one came through tonight on my ebook holds on Overdrive. I'm excited to start it.

TheNeverendingTBR One of my favourites 🙂 3y
Reggie There are scenes I still think of in here and I read this over 20 years ago. I love McCammon. 3y
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laurasmash
Swan Song | Robert McCammon
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Wow. This was quite a ride!

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TheNeverendingTBR
Swan Song | Robert McCammon
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Another McCammon ye say?

Why not! 🤩

This here book is incredible, when I first read it I immediately thought it was derivative of The Stand by Stephen King; I didn't care of course because it's an incredible book in its own right.

Maybe McCammon was inspired by it, there's a lot of similarities.

So if you loved The Stand or are into biblical post-apocalyptic stories, read this! ❤

❤battered paperbacks❤

#robertmcammon
#horror

Ashley_Nicoletto I loved the Stand - it‘s my favorite book. And this has been sitting on my TBR forever. Must pick it up after seeing this recommendation. 3y
TrishB Loved this one and The Stand ! 3y
Clare_Riley This book has been sat on my bookshelf for ages! I really need to read it. I read The Stand as a teenager, so that probably deserves a reread as well!! 3y
Bookwomble Is the cover art by Melvyn Grant? It looks like his style. 3y
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