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Stepford Wives
Stepford Wives | Ira Levin
The internationally bestselling novel by the author of A Kiss Before Dying, The Boys from Brazil, and Rosemary's BabyWith an Introduction by Peter Straub For Joanna, her husband, Walter, and their children, the move to beautiful Stepford seems almost too good to be true. It is. For behind the town's idyllic facade lies a terrible secret -- a secret so shattering that no one who encounters it will ever be the same.At once a masterpiece of psychological suspense and a savage commentary on a media-driven society that values the pursuit of youth and beauty at all costs, The Stepford Wives is a novel so frightening in its final implications that the title itself has earned a place in the American lexicon.
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AkashaVampie
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Hello Littens. I apologize for not getting this out sooner. But here is the #NWC book for July & August. Are you planning on reading it? Scribd does have it as an ebook if you are interested.

P.S. What have u all been up to lately?

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

IMASLOWREADER im in 😃 7mo
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AmyG
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@HeathHof Holy cow….what a fun, generous box! The books are great. I am a huge Ira Levin fan and am happy to have this (and Hearts in Atlantis, a favorite) for my collection. The mug 🙌🏻, beautiful necklace (I still have some beads from the 70‘s 🤣), candy, bookmarks, Tang (ha!). I love everything. I picked the time period as I have been finding myself thinking about my childhood lately and this box is perfect. Thank you so very much. ❤️

AmyG #StaycationinTimeSwap @Chrissyreadit @DinoMom Thank you both for a great swap! 7mo
AmyG Oh…and the stamps! I think I may have yelped when I saw them. I can‘t find them at any of the post offices around me. I may just save them for every birthday card I send to my grandson. 🤣🤣🤣 7mo
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍 7mo
HeathHof Oh yay! 🎉 I'm so glad that you like it! I love everything that you sent to me as well! Thank you so much! 💓 7mo
DinoMom Awesome box 7mo
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BiblioLitten
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I had only heard of Rosemary‘s Baby by Ira Levin until I stumbled upon the #StepfordSummerParty. Here I am, four years late. Nevertheless, I plan to read the discussion thread after I‘m done reading.
The cover is giving me the creeps. 👁👁

#currentlyreading 👗👜👠👀 #USA

Ruthiella He wrote a ton of books that were adapted to the screen. A very interesting writer. 13mo
Ast_Arslan I loved this one 🤩❤ 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Hope you‘ll enjoy! After that, watch the movies (both), they‘re fun! 13mo
BiblioLitten @erzascarletbookgasm @Ruthiella @Ast_Arslan I enjoyed this short but loaded read. The trailer of both the movies look very interesting, too! Will watch them next weekend. 😊 13mo
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Ast_Arslan
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I've been tagged by @RaeLovesToRead many weeks ago but I waited since the new year to finally post my 21 fav for 2021

These are the readings that I remember the most, they all left me something in the inside ❤

RaeLovesToRead Ooh, some good picks here! 😊😁 13mo
Ast_Arslan @RaeLovesToRead thank you so much for tagging me 😊❤ 13mo
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Ast_Arslan
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1. The tagged book ❤❤
2. The light at the end ❤❤
3. The time that I have to spend with family and friends ❤❤

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
Thanks to @Eggs and @The_Penniless_Author

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗🥰👏🏻 2y
Ast_Arslan @Eggs as usual, thank you for tagging me ❤🤟🏻 2y
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Ast_Arslan
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As yesterday I worked more than expected, I finished The Stepford Wifes only now... I hope it will count for the #20in4 #readathon by @Andrew65

It's a beautiful book and my mind just blowns up 😱
So different from the 2004 movie with Nicole Kidman... specially for the ending! I can't get over it 😂

Andrew65 That‘s great, well done 👏👏👏 2y
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Ast_Arslan
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#20in4 #readathon by @Andrew65

Finally started 'The Stepford Wifes', I'm loving it so far!

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2y
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DarkMina
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#movie2bookrecs prompt #nicolekidman

I have watched this movie, but I haven‘t read the book.

Klou Great choice!! 2y
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ThisIsAvaRose
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It's hard to find time to read when there is just so much to do around the house.

Cathythoughts So true .. 😁good book 👍🏻 2y
Michael_Gee Lol! 2y
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Ast_Arslan
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it. Some will be old, some will be new - don't judge me, I have a lot of books.

Day 11th

Join the fun if you want!

#tbrpile

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Karkar
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Hanging out with Mom on her day off. Going to read this and then watch the movie. Supposed to be 60 F today, super great weather for this time of year. Happy Monday everyone!

Reagan Such a great book! The original movie is excellent. 2y
Cathythoughts Loved the book. Would love to see the original movie 😳👍🏻 I saw the more recent one 2y
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Karkar
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Thank you so very much for this awesome #BookCupidSwap package. I love it all. I just had to shove another pillow in to the case so I could use it right away. 😂

tracey38 I'm so glad you like it all! 2y
candority Great book! And great pillow cover 😍 Happy Valentine‘s Day! 💖 2y
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FantasyChick
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This movie always got me and I've always wanted to read the book. Quick and disturbing in a way that hits home, even in today's society.

#jumpstart2021 #bookspinbingo
@Clwojick @Lizpixie @TheAromaofBooks

Reagan I love the book, the original movie is so excellent. 2y
Cathythoughts Great book & author 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Lizpixie 🙌❤️🙌 2y
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MatchlessMarie
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Final #BookSpinBingo card for October. Made a bingo at the last minute 😂 made progress with a few others on here too but didn‘t quite finish. Very good reading month for me.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fabulous month!!! 2y
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abookishbutterfly
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The writing felt a little choppy at times, although this may have been intentional. Levin captures so much normalcy in Joanna‘s marriage and contrasts that well with casual abnormalities that are easy to shrug off at first. Although it‘s a short book, Levin took his time crafting the setup, paving an intriguing path toward an eerie conclusion.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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There is something strange and eerie about the town‘s beautifully manicured lawns and perfectly groomed wives.

#fallfinds #facade

Cathythoughts Loved this book 👍🏻 2y
Eggs Have seen both movies! Chilling 😳 2y
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UwannaPublishme
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Author Ira Levin was shocked when this thriller became a feminist meme, still popular today after almost 50 years. He got the idea after reading about my fave Disneyland attraction-Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. How cool is that! The writing is crisp & subtle, making it so eerie as the plot sneaks up behind you. I‘ve ordered both movies to rewatch & compare.
Thx to @PurpleyPumpkin for this great Halloween read. 🤗
#DoubleSpin
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Yay, glad you enjoyed it! I never thought about it, but this is a good pick for Halloween. And a pretty quick reads too! 🎃 2y
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin It‘s just the right amount of spookiness. 😁 By the way, great to see you here. Hope you and your family are doing great and your job is giving you some time to read. 🤗❤️ 2y
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MatchlessMarie
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male piggery— I need to start using that one

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veritysalter
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Absolutely brilliant, Levin really ramps up the tension and dread in this comically dark novella. We follow Joanna and her family after their recent move to Stepford; she struggles to make friends with the beautiful, busy woman of the town “so much to do in the home”. Joanna and her new friends, other recent arrivals in Stepford, vow never to be like the hausfraus, but then her friends begin to change...

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veritysalter
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New books arrived today

vivastory The Other! 3y
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ImpliedNonsense
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I have so many thoughts about this book. I feel like it doesn‘t fit the “what does it mean to be human” theme that I‘ve been doing lately because it only focuses on the transhuman women briefly. We don‘t get to hear from those women at all. At the same time that is kind of what makes this book so scary. It suggests that those women have no stories to tell.

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lost.in.a.book
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I don't say this often, but I liked the movie better 🎬
⭐⭐⭐💫

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ShyBookOwl
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Well... this might be my new favourite book. The tension was gripping, and that insidious ending!! Though written in the 70s, the book's strong roots to the women's lib movement and unapologetic criticism of the patriarchy make it all the more relevant in today's landscape. A quick read that packs a punch. This will stay with me for a while!

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ShyBookOwl
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A leisurely tea & books morning before my busy work day kicks off 😌

Cathythoughts Loved this one !! And loved this one even more 3y
ljuliel This book must be really good or have something fascinating in it. Our town librarian told me there‘s one lady in town who ALWAYS checks this book out . Never any others. Just this one, over and over. (edited) 3y
ShyBookOwl @ljuliel Haha that's really strange but it is a very fascinating book. It's essentially a women's lib horror. There's so much in there to think about and explore, but it's also a straight up, edge of your seat, page turner. I'm loving it. It's written in 1972, but definitely feels relevant today! 3y
ShyBookOwl @Cathythoughts 😲 I had no idea he had such a recent book! Definitely want to read it! 3y
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ShyBookOwl
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I was beginning to think this book didn't have chapters but I hit Two at 54% 🤔

lele1432 Lol. Not sure if you‘ve read this one or not, but it was like that. There were 2 chapters and that was it. I was glad it was a short novella so it didn‘t get too tedious! 3y
ShyBookOwl @lele1432 I haven't but I want to read some Baldwin so I've stacked it 😊 thank you. Strange format though! Lol 3y
lele1432 You‘re welcome! And yes it is strange lol 3y
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Leanne.loves.books
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Loved this book! I‘d seen the film and when I came across the book at the book barn I snatched it up! I read it in a couple of hours. I‘ve read a few books by Ira Levin now and enjoyed then all. #iralevin #bookflatlay

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SpaceCowboyBooks
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Loved this movie, finally found a copy of the book. So far the writing is not beautiful but the story moves quickly.

ElizaMarie I had been curious about this one 3y
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Reviewsbylola
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I found some delicacies that would have come in handy for our #stepfordsummerparty

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7706981/Adverts-1950s-reveal-stomach-...

If you‘re looking for something a little different for your Christmas feast this year, give this one a go! 😆

ravenlee Well, now I‘ve lost my appetite for lunch. Thanks for that! 🤢 3y
Cinfhen Oh God!!! That‘s NASTY!!! But what a creative candle 3y
MicheleinPhilly I'm sure the wilted dirty lettuce on the plate really adds a “WOW“ factor. 3y
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vivastory Thanks for the nightmare fuel 😂 3y
mabell Oh my gosh! That is hilarious, because I was literally thinking this morning about the Stepford party food! I was even trying to remember the hashtag! 😂 3y
ValerieAndBooks Good times!! Maybe we need a #stepfordchristmasparty now 😂 3y
Mdargusch 🤣🤣🤣 3y
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AsYouWish
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I watched The Stepford Wives, always an interesting watch.

#Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage This is one of my favorite movies of all time! it may sound weird but I would totally live in Stepford if I had the chance! 😂😂😂 🧟‍♀️ 3y
AsYouWish @TheReadingMermaid Oh my stars, me too!!!! There is just something about it that seems ideal. 3y
BeansPage I want to go to their workout spa and do the washing machine with them!!! "SPIN CYCLE!!! WOOSH!" 3y
AsYouWish @TheReadingMermaid Not the book club with The Heritage Hills Special Edition Golden Deluxe Treasury of Christmas Keepsakes and Collectibles? I mean according to Claire it is probably the most important book we will ever read in our lives!!! 3y
BeansPage OMG yes!!!!!!! 😂😂😂😂 3y
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JessClark78
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This was such a good story and a fairly quick read. I read this in two sittings. Like Rosemary‘s Baby, this book was gripping and suspenseful, and kept me on the edge of my seat. Definitely recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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emilyhaldi
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Day 1: #7covers7days #covercrush

Tagging Lainie to join in if you wish!! @AlaMich 🤗

saresmoore I love it! 3y
BarbaraBB What a great creepy cover! Fits the book perfectly! 3y
LeahBergen That‘s awesome! 3y
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CarolynM That cover is perfect! 3y
batsy Oh yes, this one is so apt 👌🏽 3y
Megabooks Nice!! 3y
Reviewsbylola That‘s kinda creepy. 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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In this idyllic neighbourhood, they just want to #fixyou , ladies..
#JulyColdPlay

(Image from abebooks.com)

CarolynM 😏😂 4y
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
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m.galehuxley
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I went to the library just to pick up the tagged book 🤷

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Cartoom
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...a little spontaneous stack jumped me on my way out of the bookstore... My TBR is increasingly unmanageable 😳🙂 ...guess I‘ll just have to read faster...

Cartoom ...does anyone know/recommend any of these btw? 4y
ShyBookOwl We will all die with a TBR stack, and that's ok 🤷🏽‍♀️📚📚 4y
Theaelizabet These are so different, but ya can‘t go wrong with Turgenev, imho. 4y
Cartoom ...you‘re never off with a classic. So maybe that‘s it and the two other will forever stay in the📚😉 4y
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bookranters
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I wanted to read this because I genuinely enjoy the movie but it kind of sucks. I think it's the writing style. The themes aren't in the background like you would expect, it's actual dialogue which makes the characters seem SUPER judgemental about everything around them.

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cjbooklover
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This book is creepy, but in such a subtle way. I really enjoyed the main character‘s stance on women‘s rights and how smart she was. Every woman being the same was really creepy. I wish I had not read the literary analysis (which looked like a little introduction) before I read the book. I think that would have made the reading more enjoyable.

jenniferajanes I‘m glad you enjoyed it! I feel the same way about this book, minus the intro/analysis. If that was in the copy I read years ago, I either skipped it or don‘t remember it. 4y
BeansPage Ooooo 😗 one of my absolute favorite movies is the remake with Nicole Kidman in it. I've wanted to read the book for so long. Thank you for tagging me! 💖🤗💖 4y
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emilycoc
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Well THAT was a fast read! So creepy and unsettling - I just loved it.

rather_be_reading this is a book?! 4y
emilycoc Yes! And a good one 😁 4y
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emilycoc
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Having resigned myself to the fact that I have to work all weekend, I decided to leave early today - and that means a beer and a new book! This one is especially exciting for me because a) it‘s a new read; b) it was basically free because I used an Amazon gift card to get it; and c) this is on my “to be read” stack on Litsy! Like I bought this book because of a Litsy review! So I‘m really excited to start.

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Cathythoughts
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#TimbitTunes #thesuburbs I‘m thinking of our buddy read last year .... what a great book , set in the #suburbs I‘m pretty sure ... is Stepford a suburb ... I can‘t remember 🤭

BarbaraBB I thought of this one too. It must be a suburb! 4y
Cinfhen Absolutely 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻great choice 😀 4y
batsy Oh yes, suburban scares indeed!! Clever pick. 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm This is a great scary cover! 4y
TheKidUpstairs Perfect! 4y
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB ♥️👍🏻 4y
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen ♥️😘 4y
Cathythoughts @batsy♥️👍🏻 4y
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm it is 👍🏻😳 4y
Cathythoughts @TheKidUpstairs ♥️👍🏻 4y
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Aaronlisa
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I read this on Jan 31 & gave it 4 ⭐️. This book left me feeling uneasy at the end even though I knew the plot twist. I found it more scary than Rosemary‘s Baby plus Joanna was more relatable.

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amyf0x
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When Joanna and her family move to the idyllic town of Stepford, she soon finds the women are a little too perfect.

Read January 23-26
Book 6/55

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DustyPages
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I've always been a fan of the movie and I can't believe I waited so long to finally read the book. I really enjoyed this one it is creepy and seriously twisted and even though it was written in 1972 it still hold so true to the way woman are viewed.

ChristieWitch First read this one as a teenager! Loved it! I love the movie too! 😆 4y
DustyPages 💜💜 4y
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BeckyLeJ
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Getting some reading in on this chilly #socksunday (anything under 70 is chilly for me!). Thank goodness this one‘s short, even with a newborn it‘s manageable!

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tessavi
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A good short story, but damn that intro by Palahniuk! Gave away the plot and would have been better as an afterword.

DGRachel That stinks! I hate when intros ruin major plot points. 4y
CouronneDhiver Lame! Why would they do that? 4y
Bookzombie I stopped reading intros because of this kind of thing. I usually go back and read them after I finish the book. 4y
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