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Horrorstor
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking. To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, theyll patrol the empty showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination. A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, Horrorstr comes packaged in the form of a glossy mail order catalog, complete with product illustrations, a home delivery order form, and a map of Orsks labyrinthine showroom. Its a treat for fans of The Evil Dead or Zombieland, complete with affordable solutions for better living.Kirkus Reviews.
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literatourdeforce
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Pickpick

This book is soooooo fun! I couldn't let go and read in one night! It's amazing how Grady's twisted mind put this together as a Ikea catalogue!

#horror #fun

ozma.of.oz Welcome to Litsy! 🎉🎉🎉 4d
literatourdeforce Thank you @ozma.of.oz ! Did my first post yesterday! ❤️ 4d
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Victoriahoperose
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Pickpick

This was definitely weird, but I like weird books. This book is about a store that is an IKEA knock off and when they close for the night, creepy things happen. I liked the characters and the fact that this was funny in a lot of parts, but also scary at some points. Definitely made me freaked out to shop in Ikea late at night! I thought it ended well and I really enjoyed the way it all came together in the end.

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TheRiehlDeal
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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I can already tell I‘m going to love this book. I love the attention to detail!

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atl_scfl
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
Pickpick

A haunted second rate Ikea and your manager is making you investigate it? What could possibly go wrong?! I loved the story - it was campy and cheesy at times (and a little graphic with the horror) but also there were some laughable moments, especially if you have had a retail job and had to deal with corporate.

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Lauranahe
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Pickpick

I LOVED this. It‘s about an IKEA-like store that some employees learn is haunted. I know it‘s a little gimmicky, but I adore how the book looks like an ikea catalog. I love how each chapter starts with a different piece of furniture, and they become more sinister as the story goes on. I love how some of the furniture titles mean something (Drittsekk is Norwegian for sh*t bag). Sooooo much fun!

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LokiDokey
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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October update
2 more states for #readacrossamerica challenge
MT - The Window
OH - Horrorstor
37/50 states + DC

wanderinglynn Great layout! 3w
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5feet.of.fury
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Pickpick

I usually only audio nonfiction but I saw this free on Audible and ❤️ Grady Hendrix. The reason I don‘t do fiction is because my mind wanders and I‘m like “wait who? Where? why?” But I got to thinking it might take practice? Jury is out on that but this held my attention.

Employees of a wannabe IKEA hunt ghosts after hours and try to clean up before Corporate comes. As someone who served time in retail hell it was hilarious. Lots of personality.

bthegood The physical book is good on this because it is set up like a catalog 🤣 3w
5feet.of.fury @bthegood that sounds awesome! they have commercial interludes in the audio 😂 3w
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rachelsbrittain
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Only two actual bingos but I'd say thats not too shabby!

#OctoberBookBingo

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Lauranahe
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Y‘ALL! I got the best #hauntedhollowswap!! 3 books, and so many things I couldn‘t get a good pic with them all in it. Thank you so much @Graciouswarriorprincess !! (Horrorstor is on my tbr list, and the book is so cool; it looks like an IKEA catalog on the inside!) AND mini waffle maker that makes the waffles into spider web shapes. 😃🕸

wanderinglynn That waffle maker! 😍 Great box! 🎃🧡 4w
Graciouswarriorprincess So glad that you liked everything! It was fun putting it together!! 4w
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TrishB
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Pickpick

Fun read 👍🏻
My idea of horror is a trip to IKEA, so a horror set in there is doubly troubling.

eanderson Agreed!!! 🤣 4w
Oryx I actually love a trip to IKEA - but only with my sister. Anyone else, it's just hellish. Fun read. 4w
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TrishB @Oryx any of my sisters would be really bad tbh! 4w
StellaB I enjoyed this one too - such a great idea, IKEA - the place of nightmares 🙂 4w
MicheleinPhilly I call IKEA Horrorstör now. I HATE IT. Of course I had to go and marry a Swede. 4w
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly 😂 do you have to go a lot!! 4w
TrishB @StellaB exactly! 4w
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aperfectmjk
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Clwojick Ahhh! I hope you love it as much as I did! 1mo
Ms_T Loved this! 1mo
Andrew65 Looks good 😊 1mo
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IndoorDame
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Bailedbailed

I DNFd this one about halfway through. I was really excited about a book in the format of the IKEA catalog, because I‘m very into design, but that conceit isn‘t really carried very far into the story itself. This is the second Grady Hendrix title I‘ve read this month, and I think I‘m just not a fan. I find the writing style slightly off putting and the character development a bit lacking… so moving on…

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SeaToSkyes
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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#Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix @StayCurious

A bit better week last week. Can't believe it's the final week! 💀🎃🖤👻

StayCurious Cool picture and great job! 1mo
SeaToSkyes @StayCurious thank you! 😁 1mo
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CoffeeNBooks
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Pickpick

What. Did. I. Just. Read?! That was creepy. 💀 I'm not sure if the writing of that story was pure genius, or completely insane. 😳

Amy and Basil work at a giant labyrinthine furniture store that was built on the site of a former prison.

I don't get scared easily, especially when reading books, but this one might cause some nightmares. But I still want to read more by Gray Hendrix for some crazy reason. 🤣

KathyWheeler This is my favorite Grady Hendrix book, but it definitely creeped me out! 1mo
NicoleCeBallos I've read all of his books and this is one of my favorites. 1mo
AmyG I thought this was so clever. It‘s what made me a fan of his. 1mo
CaroPi I also read my best friend's exorcism. I really like it in my tablet because is interactive and even has a play list in Spotify. If you like this try his other books. Is like reading b horror movies 😊 1mo
CoffeeNBooks @CaroPi I downloaded it from the library at the same time I downloaded Horrorstor, so I'm looking forward to starting it this week. That's so awesome that it's interactive! I just pulled up the Spotify plalist- how cool is that?! 1mo
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CoffeeNBooks
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Reading with a side of homemade butterfinger chip cookies this afternoon. This book is very intriguing so far!

Soubhiville Oh yum! 1mo
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babyruth2510
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3.5⭐️ Entertaining story about what happens when the lights go off at an IKEA like store. I loved the references to pop culture ( especially naming EMF detectors after ghost hunting show hosts). Definitely had its gory moments but this was a good read for Halloween time.

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rachelsbrittain
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Pickpick

A night time shift at a knock-off Ikea turns into a literal house of horrors when the spirit of a vicious prison warden is brought back. Strange and full of twisted horrors, just like I'm growing to expect from Grady. A fun read for October.

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ferskner
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Not the most productive week for me.... #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix @StayCurious

StayCurious Looks great to me! 1mo
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MatchlessMarie
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Tera66 😆🧟‍♀️☕ 1mo
Moonprismpower Accurate 1mo
StaceGhost same lol 1mo
kplovesbooks 🤣🤣☕ 1mo
NikkiM5 One of the best lines 😂 1mo
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KatieDid927
Horrorstor | Grady Hendrix
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Pickpick

I liked it, but I felt like the gimmick of the store/IKEA catalog format overtook the story and characters, both of which felt flat and underdeveloped. Overall it was more like an episode of Supernatural that peters out at the end instead of a fully fleshed out novel. #Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

ozma.of.oz An episode of Supernatural is the perfect way to describe this book! 😆 1mo
KatieDid927 @ozma.of.oz I think it would‘ve been more entertaining if Sam and Dean were in the mix lol 1mo
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NataliePatalie
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1. Discovering Scarfolk
2. The only book I've finished so far this month was only so-so 👀 But I'm enjoying the above book and also have some other fun stuff lined up.
3. Anything by Grady Hendrix, but Horrorstor is my favorite!

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain @Blueberry

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MsRadioSilence
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Pickpick

This is my second time reading this book but the first was all in one night and I was still young enough to be babysat. I really enjoyed it the second time around, especially now that I‘m older and I‘ve held monotonous retail jobs. 8/10, but I liked it better than Southern Bookclub, so thank god Horrorstor was my introduction to Hendrix.

#scarathalon #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix

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Emilymdxn
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Deliciously creepy and scarier than I was expecting. I was up til 1.30 to finish it. I loved the strangeness and how the humour really worked well, I often feel like humour in horror novels falls a bit flat. The format as an IKEA catalogue was bizarre and very original and I was completely caught up in it.

@IamIamIam was absolutely right about it making me scared to go to IKEA 😰

Emilymdxn #scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter @Clwojick + 5 extra book and + 60 for 1hr x 6 readathons. I‘m counting this for #spookoween #panspookathon for supernatural #disneyvillainreadathon for book of my choice and #ireadhorroryearround for ghosts, plus #bfc21 (edited) 2mo
Clwojick I loved this one! The audio was CREEPY AS HECK. 2mo
IamIamIam 🤣🤣🤣 The cafe bathrooms, right???? My husband doesn't like to go either because I'm the only one who knows where the secret passages are between departments!! Not sure if our stores are laid out the same but they're all disorienting!!! 2mo
IamIamIam @Clwojick OMIGOSH, I never even thought about listening to this!!! 😁 2mo
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Emilymdxn
Horrorstor | Grady Hendrix
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It‘s midnight in the uk so let the #scarathlon2021 readathon timer begin!

#teamslaughter +1

IamIamIam I really need to read this again! I didn't go into IKEA for 3 months after reading this!!! 2mo
Emilymdxn @IamIamIam im moving to a new flat literally on Saturday and I didn‘t think in advance that I shouldn‘t have read this before an inevitable IKEA trip 😬 2mo
IamIamIam @Emilymdxn Congratulations on the new place and I wish you all the luck in IKEA! 😂 I still won't use the bathrooms in the cafe... you'll see... 👀 2mo
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Emilymdxn
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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I spent the night before October 1 organising my readathons for #scarathlon2021 and it was a fair amount of work but I feel like I know what I‘m doing now at least! I really want to go for it this year and see how many points I can manage. Now to put my feet up and get a head start on a couple of #teamslaughter appropriate reads. My mum and I are watching Seven tonight to get into the crime mood

@Clwojick

Clwojick I love that movie! I haven‘t seen it in ages! 2mo
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Mehso-so

3⭐ | NARRATION 😁 = Very Good | Narrated by 📣 Tai Sammons & Bronson Pinchot
I thought this had some Poltergeist vibes at times. I wanted to like this more than I did...since it takes place in a retail store and I work in retail; it should have been right up my alley. Unfortunately, it moved so quickly that I felt like I was always two steps behind storywise and before I knew it...it was over.

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Emilymdxn
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Made a start on this today, which will either end up being my first book of #scarathlon2021 or I‘ll be too excited and finish it early. It‘s great fun and a good level of spooky to ease me into october so far. I‘m so obsessed with the idea of a horror novel formatted as an IKEA catalogue

MidnightBookGirl Haha, I know, there's part of me that wants to finish all my current reads this month, and there's another part that is mostly focused on Scarathlon! 2mo
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Blueberry
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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1. Caramel apple cider
2. Candy corn
3. I hang Barbie doll heads from the eaves
4. Something by Grady Hendrix
5. My Barbie doll heads
6. My childrens collection of Halloween books

I tag @nataliepatalie @DarkMina @Trashcanman @Reggie @LeahBergen @Tera66

#ITSFALLYALL @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

NataliePatalie I didn't know you like candy corn! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #3 would definitely scare me!! 🤣🧙🏻 2mo
DarkMina Thanks for the tag! 2mo
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Ast_Arslan
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

Thanks @Eggs for the tag ❤

1. A good title can catch my attention, but if the plot does not satisfy me I will not purchase it anyway
2. Horrorstör ❤❤

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 3mo
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NikkiM5
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Pickpick

This one was on the pick/so-so line. I went with pick because it was a fun read and I love IKEA, so I was yearning for an IKEA shopping spree. Though I will never look at an IKEA the same way again 😂

For some reason I was expecting zombies but it was a fun ghost story. The MC was like-able and even relatable and the character growth for Amy and Basil was fun to watch.

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Lizpixie
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Pickpick

Bk12 of August & Bk1 of #LittensDressedInBlood is done! Read as an audiobook while #audioknitting the narration was brilliant. Especially the ads at the beginning of each chapter, they set the mood perfectly. A blend of satire & horror, you can just imagine what the atmosphere would be like in one of those IKEA stores after midnight. Add in the site of a 19thC prison. Nope. Uh uh. #PickYourPoison #PennyPerPage #BookspinBingo #AudiobookChallenge

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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Lizpixie
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Kicking off my #LittensDressedInBlood by #audiocrafting to the audiobook of Horrorstór on #audible I loved the authors novel My Best Friends Exorcism a few years ago and have heard great things about this one. Set in an “IKEA”esque store where employees decide to do a dusk to dawn shift to find out exactly why there‘s chaos in the store each morning. Here we go!

MidnightBookGirl Love Grady Hendrix! I plan on reading The Final Girls Support Group this Fall! 3mo
Lizpixie @MidnightBookGirl that ones definitely on my list for October! 3mo
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britt_brooke
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Popped into our local indie - an adorable children‘s book shop which now has a small grownups section - to drop off our summer reading bingo cards and came out with a few goodies! Obvs, Horrorstör is for me. ? I‘m a chicken but I like to read spooky-ish stuff every October. Always thought this one looked fun.

#bookhaul

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Staci
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Mehso-so

I liked the beginning, Loved the middle, hated the ending...

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vivastory
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Uhh....

Angitron 😂😂😂 4mo
Karisa No, just no. Bad IKEA! Wait, was that The Onion? 4mo
kspenmoll Yuk!!! 4mo
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Prairiegirl_reading 🤢🤢🤢 this can‘t be true! 4mo
Soubhiville 🤣 gross! 4mo
wanderinglynn 🤢 that is one candle I will not be buying! 😆 4mo
LeahBergen Umm… gross? 🤣🤣 4mo
Tanisha_A Yuck 4mo
Cathythoughts Oh no 🤢😂 4mo
Leftcoastzen 🙄ewww! 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Maybe for an Italian restaurant…to make the whole place smell like freshly cooked food. 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
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BeeMagical
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Pickpick

Book 79🎧
As a retail vet I was instantly drawn to this😂🖤
A store that is NOT IKEA keeps having furniture vandalized so the floor manager puts together a night crew!🔦
Things get a lot darker and crazier as the night continues… who will make it out alive?!

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ElizaMarie
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Pickpick

ooo This one is great! Now I can't wait to go to IKEA!!!

#BookSpinBingo
@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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ElizaMarie
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Ooo I have never been to IKEA but I‘m excited to go soon :) … this is my new commute book (needed something to last me to my drive to my neuro appointment

DGRachel I‘ve been to IKEA several times, but after reading this I‘ll never be able to go back. 😂 4mo
ElizaMarie @DGRachel - ooo I am loving it so much so far! 4mo
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Howseldomtheydo
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Wish there was an IKEA store closer to me! Surprisingly liking this! #currentlyreading

KathyWheeler I was shocked that I actually loved this book. I didn‘t think I would. 4mo
Pogue I loved that book. 4mo
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DrLReads
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Horrorstor is a unique concept and the packaging is creative. 10/10 for concept. The characters however, are comparably underdeveloped. A speedy and quick read, but not quite as strong as Southern Book Club.

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Ast_Arslan
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#QotD @kathytrithardt

I guess the tagged book, only because here in Italy was release on June

@Mavey @peanutnine wanna join?

kathytrithardt Horrorstor was so fun! I've enjoyed everything I've read by that author so far. 5mo
Ast_Arslan @kathytrithardt I've read two of his books, love them both ♥️ 5mo
peanutnine Thanks for the tag! 5mo
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Ast_Arslan @peanutnine 😉🤟🏻 5mo
Mavey Thanks for the tag!💕 5mo
Ast_Arslan @Mavey 😉🤟🏻 5mo
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LittlebearReads
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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With my newest purchase, I think I can confidently say that “my bookbin doth overfloweth.”

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Erinreadsthebooks
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Can you even get close to an IKEA and not think about Horrorstor?

jdiehr 😄 5mo
magyklyXdelish Nope not anymore! 5mo
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Megabooks Definitely not! 5mo
Chrissyreadit Nope 5mo
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Ast_Arslan
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Update for #JoysofJune #readathon by @Andrew65 😎😎

My goals:

1. Pet Sematary ✔
2. Monkey's Paw ✔
3. Horrorstor ✔
4. Draculea
5. Ghost Story
6. Lolita
7. The light at the end
8. Never let me go

I would like to start another one right now, but the wake up call will be in 4 hours 😅😅

Andrew65 Know that feeling. 5mo
Ast_Arslan @Andrew65 👍🏻😂 5mo
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Ast_Arslan
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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1. I don't like bail on books 😅
2. Sometimes the book is boring or I'm not like it for same reasons but I will finish anyway.
3. I do not reread often... even if I loved the book, so I will not do it for sure if I hated it 😂

#SundayFunDay by the fabolous @ozma.of.oz ❣❣

ozma.of.oz I get not liking to bail. 😁 Thank you for sharing your answers! 💜 (edited) 5mo
Ast_Arslan @ozma.of.oz 👍🏻🧡 5mo
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Ast_Arslan
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Current reading and my next reading 😍😍
I screamed when I saw the tagged book in the bookshop 😍😍

AmyG It is so clever and fun. Enjoy! 6mo
Ast_Arslan @AmyG Just started and I'm enjoying it so far 🤩🤩 6mo
TheNeverendingTBR Two great ones! 👌 6mo
Ast_Arslan @TheNeverendingTBR Pet Sematary is indeed pretty good 🤩 and I'm enjoying Horrorstör so far 🤩 6mo
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Bookgirl
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I really like Grady Hendrix. So far, nothing of his that I‘ve read is as good as My Best Friend‘s Exorcism, but Horrorstor is an entertaining and then dark ride. The entire book is set up as a snarky view on IKEA and pokes fun at the store‘s concept throughout. We also have a negative and aimless heroine and her soul searching process. The backdrop is a deeply dark horror story with a comic edge. It‘s a lot of fun. #summerherbs #summerinmichigan

Samary I loved my best friends exorcism! I own a handful of his books and cant wait to read more! 6mo
DGRachel I don‘t know what it was about this book, but I don‘t think I‘ll ever be able to set foot in an IKEA ever again. 6mo
Bookgirl @Samary Up next for me is the Southern book club one about vampires. I‘m massacring the title! 🤣 6mo
Bookgirl @DGRachel Same. My husband has always hated IKEA and refers to it as the 7th circle of Hell. I‘m going to encourage him to read this 😆😆 6mo
Sherlockmarie Omg. Seventh circle of hell! Too funny. Why do I love it so much?? Haha 5mo
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Traci1
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Pickpick

Inventive storyline, occasional funny bits, and some decently creepy moments. This was between a so-so and a pick for me. I listened to the audio and then found out that there were images to go along with the catalog entries which made me wish I'd maybe read the print instead. That said, the narrators did a fine job. ⭐⭐⭐1/2

#littenlisten
6 hours +10 #bookspin
@aperfectmjk

aperfectmjk Good to know! I often do immersion reading... following along with the print while listening. This will be one that I'll do that with. I'll do that sometimes if I'm not crazy about the narrator, of if it's a book that doesn't have a lot of dialogue that makes it harder to get into the audio version. 6mo
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LostInSpace
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Pickpick

I really really enjoyed this one, which makes a change as recently I seem to have read quite a few duds!

The concept was great, the book flowed really well and was a great mix of horror, humour and satire. Hendrix does a great job of weaving a story. I loved the way the book is set out like a catalogue too.

Definately a thumbs up 👍🏼

KathyWheeler This is my favorite Hendrix book out of the 4 that I‘ve read. 6mo
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kanwillcutyou
Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
Pickpick

Oh god... The book started out mildly creepy and then it just floored it. I'm not super into body horror and I can safely say this was the limit of what a novitiate like myself can read and still enjoy! There was definitely a really weird nap near the end, heavily influenced by this book, where I was chased through a haunted Ikea. lol