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Ghostly
Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories | Audrey Niffenegger
Collected and introduced by the bestselling author of The Time Travelers Wife and Her Fearful Symmetryincluding her own fabulous new illustrations for each piece, and a new story by Niffeneggerthis is a unique and haunting anthology of some of the best ghost stories of all time.From Edgar Allen Poe to Kelly Link, M.R. James to Neil Gaiman, H. H. Munro to Audrey Niffenegger herself, Ghostly reveals the evolution of the ghost story genre with tales going back to the eighteenth century and into the modern era, ranging across styles from Gothic Horror to Victorian, with a particular bent toward stories about hauntinghaunted children, animals, houses. Every story is introduced by Audrey Niffenegger, an acclaimed master of the craft, with some words on its background and why she chose to include it. Niffeneggers own story is, A Secret Life With Cats. Perfect for the classic and contemporary ghost story aficionado, this is a delightful volume, beautifully illustrated. Ghostly showcases the best of the best in the field, including Edith Wharton, P.G. Wodehouse, A.S. Byatt, Ray Bradbury, and so many more.
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SaraHasClass
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Pickpick

A collection of ghost stories with a variety of authors from the 1800s to now; names you know, Poe & names perhaps never heard, Amy Giacolone--hers was my favorite, a real laugh out loud ghost story. Some were old & British & one was "tawdry"-most of them really made me think--not in a spooky way but a college fiction class sort of way where you discover things aren't always as they seem...Bradbury wrote a ghost story? It's all interpretation.

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Bindrosbookshelf
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I have been haunted by a drafted blog post. It has been glaring at me for all of 2019. It is hours of formatting, writing., work that got lost but you know what? I finally posted it as it is. It was my reading survey for 2018. While a bit old now, I still enjoyed reading my thoughts on the books I did read back then and I hope you will too...

http://bit.ly/3aQgynS

diovival 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2y
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KatieDid927
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Thank you thank you @Chrissyreadit ! Krampus and Buffy, oh my! I love everything! I may have eaten a chocolate already... Merry Christmas! And thanks for hosting such a fun swap @teebe ! #CreepyChristmas #CCS

Chrissyreadit I love the chocolate shop where it‘s made. Glad you enjoyed everything. 2y
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RainyDayReading
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Actually had the perfect book for today‘s #chillingphotochallenge prompt which is #ghostly . Haven‘t read this one yet but I‘ve been itching to pick it up. Maybe once I‘ve finished my next round of library books. #teamslaughter #scarathlon @Clwojick

erank58 This is one of my favorite collections of all time!!! Lots of great classics in there 👍 2y
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Ericalambbrown
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Today‘s #chillingphotochallenge prompt is #ghostly. I love this collection of ghost stories put together and illustrated by Audrey Niffenegger. There are a variety of authors - from classic to modern - represented, which is nice. It introduced me to some authors I‘d not heard of which I always appreciate.

#teamstoker #scarathon

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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Moony
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Clwojick awe! what a happy fluffball. 😍 2y
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Clwojick
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One of those books that have been on my shelf for way too long! Absolutely stunning cover though. 😍😱 #ChillingPhotoChallenge #Ghost #TeamSlaughter

Leftcoastzen Beautiful cover! 2y
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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#scarathlon #Chillingphotochallenge Ghostly #TeamStoker 2pts

Did I buy this book solely because of the gorgeous cover with a cat? No comment.

TalecArashi It would be totally worth it, in that hypothetical... 2y
Tamra Yea, I would too. 2y
BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks @TalecArashi @tamra Not that I am admitting to anything, but...right! 😻😹 2y
TalecArashi Tbh the more I see it popping up, the more I want to get my own copy... 2y
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kyraleseberg
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Mini library book haul.
Wasp is for bedtime reading with my daughter, the other two were random finds.

Norlad I wanted to like Adjustment Day so badly. Ended up being a quick bail for me. 2y
akckitty There are a couple good stories in Ghostly. Hope you enjoy :) 2y
kyraleseberg @Norlad Palahniuk was a favorite author of mine in the early 2000s. It was around Haunted that I stopped picking up his books. For some reason I grabbed this one today anyway, I guess in hopes that something has changed. We shall see! 2y
kyraleseberg @akckitty Thanks! I read the last one first because I'm a huge Bradbury fan. Looking forward to browsing the next couple weeks! 2y
Norlad @kyraleseberg Me too! I think I petered off around Haunted, as well. The cover blurb got me really eager to read AD - but I think there were too many moving parts for him to juggle. I hope you like it, though 😁 2y
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JessClark78
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Cats are like ghosts. They live with us, but they have their own secretive agendas. Cats are uncanny. They can be provoking, but also glamorous. They seem to know things. They seem slightly out of time. We project emotion onto them, they love us inscrutably, if at all. They have a keen sense of retribution. Cats see us and judge us.
—Audrey Niffenegger 🐈

Crazeedi Yes, yes, yes 😍😻 2y
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Victoriahoperose
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Mehso-so

I thought that this was a collection of Audrey Niffenegger‘s stories, so I was a little disappointed that it was just an anthology of other works. It was good. Some I have read and some were new for me. I just think maybe she could have chosen some better stories for this collection. I don‘t think I agree that these are the best in this genre.

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Martta
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Saw this today at the bookstore. It has both Neil Gaiman AND Edgar Allan Poe short horror stories in it with a lot of others! Can a book get any more perfect than that? 😁

bookish_wookish Need!!! 🖤 3y
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SomedayAlmost
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Halloween thanks to @ValkyrieAndHerBooks for this gorgeous (!) book of ghost stories, clever spider mug & yummy treats! So generous. And this is the prettiest book I have seen in a while! My naughty kitty keeps trying to get close to it....#grateful #ghosts #halloweenhorrorswap #coolbook

ValkyrieAndHerBooks Oh, yay! I‘m so glad you like it! It was so much fun looking for a book I thought you might enjoy! 3y
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Aaronlisa
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Pickpick

An enjoyable collection of short stories centred around ghosts.

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Clwojick
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The spines on Ghostly and Omens are stunning 😍

Ubookquitous I had no idea she had a third book out! 3y
Clwojick @Ubookquitous ghostly? Or Omens? Which author? Lol 3y
Ubookquitous @Clwojick - sorry Ghostly 3y
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Jgally Is your omens hardcover!? It‘s so much prettier than my paperback copy 😍 3y
Clwojick @Jgally yeah. You‘ve gotta love SuperThrift. (edited) 3y
tracey38 Very nice! 3y
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melissa.drake
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An eclectic mix of authors, many older, but also a few newer authors mixed in. The tonal registers are also varied - including more amusing, satirical tales, to truly creepy, eerie ones, and others that veer more heartfelt and sentimental. I also thought that Niffenegger arranged the stories in a very well thought out order, with threads of similarity often running from one story to the next - be it in content, theme, or tone.

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Li_21
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Here I am, having a bad day and these bad boys come in. This is my first time ordering from Bookoutlet and boy did I add on to my TBR. I'm so excited!

scripturient Ghostly is on my TBR. Looking forward to your thoughts! :) 4y
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emilyhaldi
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What a fun Halloween morning!! Thank you so much @MrBook and @BookBabe 🖤 I am so excited for the 2 books you chose- I‘ve been curious about Bird Box for a while now, and have been admiring Ghostly‘s amazing cover from afar! I was super excited when my box came from you bc I hoped I would get some art from Jen, and you didn‘t disappoint!! Love all these treats. Such a thoughtful gift!! 👏🏻
#Halloweengoespostal

Kalalalatja Awesome gifts! 👏👏 4y
robinb ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
Bookzombie 💝 4y
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Reviewsbylola I wanna know which one wrote your card because that handwriting looks amazing!! 4y
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola my guess is @BookBabe but let‘s see 😁 The handwriting is beautiful!!! I was very impressed. 4y
VinceReads Bird Box is amazing. I recommended it to a friend who blamed me for her not being able to sleep last night because she had to do other things after reading it for a while to take her mind off of it. 4y
Mdargusch Kitty toys! 4y
LeahBergen ❤️❤️ 4y
MrBook WOOHOO! Glad you like your package ☺️😁🙌🏻! We aim to please as best we can. @Reviewsbylola I was told I should be a doctor based on my handwriting 😆👏🏻, so @emilyhaldi is an excellent guesser. 😉 4y
Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 @MrBook 4y
BookBabe Yay! So glad you're happy with your Halloween bookish goodies! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
tammysue Nice!! ❤️❤️ 4y
AmbityScambity LOVED Bird Box! 4y
Cinfhen Awesome 😍😍😍😍 4y
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Callemarie
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Because there was a part of me that was like “I‘ll wait until I get home to open my gift and build up the anticipation all day.” And then I was like “NOPE NEVERMIND!” I love love everything on here!!! IM SUPER excited for the book and I love my magnet! And im putting @BookBabe art at my desk at work because it‘s ridiculously awesome. Thank you guys so much!!!! #allhallowsreadbookexchange

MrBook WOOHOO! Glad you like it 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Our first #bookswap, so we were a bit nervous. 4y
Callemarie Omg it was all wonderful!!!! I love it. Thank you so much! @MrBook 4y
BookBabe Yay! We're so happy you're happy! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 We had fun putting it together for you! ❤️ 4y
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AmandaL
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Now let's see if I actually read all these. #libraryhaul

Moony Every time I go to library it's the same 😂 4y
AmandaL @Moony I'm glad I'm not the only one. 😁 4y
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Gnoe
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Audrey Niffenegger introduces They.
#readathon

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Gnoe
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Reading buddy. #readathon

CoffeeCatsBooks 😻😻😻 4y
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Gnoe
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Gnoe
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Dewey's 24 hour readathon starting in .15! These are my definite reads.
Post up on Graasland!

Jas16 Hope you have a great readathon! 4y
Gnoe Thanks @Jas16, you too! 4y
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cinann
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My #stack for Dewey's #readathon tomorrow. I don't know how much of this I will get through, but it will be fun trying.

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Laura317
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Mehso-so

Dang it! My cat saying "meh" got cut off. Oh well. This book was ok. I really didn't care for most of the stories. Probably the Poe was my favorite. Onward...

rubyslippersreads Great cover, though. 😺 4y
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Laura317
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I started this compilation of ghostly short stories last night. None truly scary to me so far - mostly just spooky.

tpixie Sounds fun!! 4y
tpixie Great cover 4y
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Gnoe
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Reading a story a day for the month of Spooktober. 👻 And yes, often while keeping my deafblind tuxedocat company... There's plenty of black cat hairs in the book showing for that 😅 Magical cover btw.

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Laura317
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Which should I start next? Decisions, decisions...🤔🤔🤔(please don't tell my mom I put my feet on the table! 😊 )

WanderingBookaneer I'm starting Ghostly after I finish Jo Nesbø's 4y
Libby1 That Ghostly cover... 😻 4y
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WordWaller
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Bookish Halloween decor?? CHECK. I just HAD to have this even though I've never really decorated for a holiday in my life. Now can I just have this up all year please? Hahaha 🎃💀👻🕸

tpixie Love it 😍 4y
Mommamanzi I adore it all! 4y
RealBooks4ever Yes you can! 🎃 4y
JazzFeathers 😍😍😍 4y
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Jenni_Capps
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This is a book of ghost stories written by a bunch of different authors including Poe and Bradbury but I think that Poe‘s The Black Cat was probably my favorite. There was definitely a story in here for everyone, this was a good October read.

Laura317 I have this at home as a TBR. Glad it's good! 4y
CoffeeCatsBooks Also in my TBR pile. I love the cover! 4y
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KatyAliceReads
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I‘m ready for October reading...

Christine You really are! 4y
rubyslippersreads Great cover! 4y
TrishB Great pic 👍 4y
[DELETED] 206653737 Is this candle yummy? I ordered the 2oz one to try and should be getting it this week. 4y
Gnoe Same here! Started the day before yesterday and I read a story a day. Loving it so far!! (But ha, I'm just two stories in of course 😅) 4y
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jen_hayes7
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Another book from my shelves that I haven't read!!! 😳#GhastlyGhosts for #hallowreads 👻

Moony Oh I love her book "The Time Traveler's Wife". I should read it again. 4y
Gnoe Currently reading this one!! Purrfect October read 🎃👻 4y
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NovelGirl82
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Short stories are normally what help bring me out of a slump, so my first "spooky read" for October will be a short story collection. #fingerscrossed #slumpssuck

kidamy Ooh, I should get this one! 4y
Gnoe High five! 👐 4y
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Clwojick
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This was added to my #LibraryWishlist simply because it looks like a perfect read for October. I will be snatching this up, as soon as I finish a few of the 8 I already have out. Also, this cover! Swoon 😍😍😍

Jen_Reads I love that cover! 🐱 4y
RealBooks4ever Perfectly spooky! 😱 4y
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Pogue
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My library haul!

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AmandaL
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This is a repost for @4thhouseontheleft : She's hosting an October #screamathon readathon! It's really low key - you can read as much or as little as you want of books that are spooky, paranormal, or in the horror genre. Check out her post for more info. 💀 🎃 💀

mjdowens I need this one. Have started my scary, creepy books already👻🎃 4y
4thhouseontheleft Thanks for sharing!! 👻👻👻 4y
AmandaL @mjdowens Yes! 👍🎃👻🎃 4y
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AmandaL @4thhouseontheleft You're welcome! 4y
Gnoe I guess I subconsciously joined! ;) 4y
AmandaL @Gnoe Ha! That reminds me, I need to request this book from the library. 4y
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cinann
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I went to some book stores today and spent a bunch of money. 💰💸💲

Jess7 Confessions of a Domestic Failure is awesome! Very funny! Highly recommend 🙌🏼 4y
cinann @Jess7 I think I first heard about it when you were posting about it and then I wanted to read it. 😊 4y
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GirlWellRead
Mehso-so

The collection is a bit eclectic, ranging from modern day to classic with a twist of contemporary. The stories are more traditional ghost stories versus the creepy kind that keep you up at night. All-in-all, a fun read, perfect for this time of year. I do wish the author had included more of her work because I think her writing speaks for itself. I enjoyed her introductions to each story and the illustrations, they were a perfect companion.

Cinfhen Hi 👋🏼 welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 😀 @RaimeyGallant 4y
AndreaReads Good review! Welcome to Litsy!!! 4y
Bklover Welcome to Litsy! 4y
Redjewel_7734 Welcome to Litsy!!! You've got some good reviews!!! 4y
Jess7 Welcome! 4y
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KarenUK
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#day14 #junetunz #afterlife I read this collection of classic and new ghost stories last Halloween and just loved it.... perfect to dip in and out of, and gorgeously illustrated by the multi-talented Niffenegger.... features so many wonderful writers... Neil Gaiman, Edith Wharton, P.G Wodehouse, Kelly Link ...to name but a few.... 💕

Ms_T I love the cover ❤️ 4y
KarenUK @Ms_T The insides are pretty too! Gorgeous end papers and illustrations throughout... 😍 4y
JazzFeathers I must have it! 4y
Cinfhen Looks gorgeous and it seems like the perfect book for #scaretober 🎃thanks for sharing 👻 4y
Linsy Great cover! 😻 3y
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Waynegjr
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If your looking for something to do in Chicago tonight come see @Amyegia read from her novel at Two Cookie Minimum. We just finished make a two story chapbook to sell.

http://twocookieminimum.blogspot.com/2017/05/two-cookie-minimum-is-back-this-sum...

seebiscan I wish I could make it! Would love to buy one if you have extras 😊 4y
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BookishFeminist
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Creepy cat #endpapers! I could stare at these for a while. I had to get the hardcover of this book so I could look at how beautiful it is. 🐈 #ReadJanuary

vivastory I have a copy at home. Haven't read it yet, looks like I'll be endpaper gazing when I get home 5y
Nelinator I've read two of her books, and found them super compelling, but not enjoyable? She confuses me 5y
BookishFeminist @Nelinator This is an anthology! She just edited it. :) she may have one story in there but no more than that. I loved The Time Travelers Wife but have heard mixed reviews about her other novel, but I'm sure I'll pick it up at some point 5y
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BookishFeminist @vivastory such a beautiful book! I love the cover art too. One of my fave color combinations = black and rose gold 5y
vivastory @BookishFeminist Love the cover. I totally agree on the colors. It's surprising there aren't more covers that utilize such a striking combination. 5y
BekahB Oh! I completely forgot how awesome the endpapers were in that book. Love it! 😀 5y
LauraBeth This makes me want to buy this book! 😀 5y
Libby1 Wow wow wow, @BookishFeminist ! Me too, @LauraBeth ! 5y
LeahBergen Love 'em! 5y
DebinHawaii It makes me want it too! 🙀💜 5y
Gezemice @LauraBeth me too! 5y
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TheLondonBookworm
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Selected short ghost stories and Audrey Niffenegger??? Omg where do I sign up 😁😬😬👻👻👻👻👻Also pretty!

BookishMarginalia Love that cover! 5y
KarenUK Love this book... it's my go to at Halloween 👻 5y
rubyslippersreads Great cover! 😺 5y
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Centique Wow. Audrey Niffenger. Say no more! *adds to stack* 5y
LiteraryinLawrence I loved TTWife and did not like Her Fearful Symmetry. Have you read them both? Which do these stories resemble more? :) 5y
TheLondonBookworm @BookishMarginalia @rubyslippersreads I won't say that the cover had nothing to do with the purchase.... 5y
TheLondonBookworm @KarenUK oooh well if it's got your stamp of approval I'm sure I'm gonna love it :) 5y
TheLondonBookworm @Centique hehehe hope you love it! 5y
TheLondonBookworm @LiteraryinLititz I'm the same tbh although I've only just started this so I'll have to keep you posted but so far it feels different in tone from both!! 5y
MrBook We have that one 😁👏🏻! 5y
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Curley_Bender
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Adult story time at the library. Beware the Specialist's hat: it bites.

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jessicabrazeal
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I liked some, didn't like others. Kinda spooky, but didn't really raise the neck hairs.

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KarenUK
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#day31 #halloweenreads #booktober Not much of a horror reader, so these were the Halloween-ish books I read this month.... all good picks!

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Littleshout
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My favourite story in this collection. Perfectly spooky👻 #halloween #ghoststories #AllHallowsRead

KarenUK Love this collection 💗 5y
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carrie_p
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Last year's #allhallowsread selection. A solid collection of short ghost stories. Very enjoyable.

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Liberty
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Trying to find something scary to read today. Steinbeck is too chicken to read it, so I'll do it myself. 💕📚👻 #nationalcatday

DGRachel Steinbeck is absolutely beautiful! 😻(and I'm not a cat person) 5y
Howardsimmons The story by @Amyegia is so wonderful. 5y
I-read-and-eat 🐱😻 5y
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Beholderess I love the cat's expression! 5y
Mimi28 Sounds delightfully creepy! I was kind of holding off on scary books cuz frankly I can't even watch the news without getting very anxious, but this sounds goooooddd. Adding to stack and putting on hold. Thanks! Your cat is awesome! 😻 5y
Tilly I like how horrified the cat looks! Perfect! 5y
KarenUK I love this collection... lots of old school picks 💗 5y
kspenmoll Your cat's expression perfectly matches- sets an eerie feel- amazing you caught it on camera! 5y
DebinHawaii Love this pic! 🐱❤️ 5y
Godmotherx5 Oh my, that book sounds great. 5y
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Waynegjr
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I'm also gonna use #funfridayphoto for a shameless plug. Check out Tiny Ghosts by @Amyegia (my wonderful wife) in this beautiful collection.

brilliantglow That is a beautiful cover😍 5y
DeborahSmall Love the cover 📚❤️ hope it's not different in uk! 5y
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