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Within These Walls
Within These Walls | Ania Ahlborn
In her all-new supernatural thriller, bestselling indie horror author Ania Ahlborn asks: How far would you go for success? What would you be capable of if the promise of forever was real?With his marriage on the rocks and his life in shambles, washed-up true-crime writer Lucas Graham is desperate for a comeback, one more shot at the bestselling success he once enjoyed. His chance comes when he’s promised exclusive access to death row inmate Jeffrey Halcomb, the notorious cult leader and mass murderer who’s ready to break his silence after thirty years, and who contacted Lucas personally from his maximum-security cell. With nothing left to lose, Lucas leaves New York to live and work from the scene of the crime: a split-level farmhouse on a gray-sanded beach in Washington State whose foundation is steeped in the blood of Halcomb’s diviners—runaways who were drawn to his message of family, unity, and unconditional love. There, Lucas sets out to capture the real story of the departed faithful. Except that he’s not alone. For Jeffrey Halcomb promised his devout eternal life…and within these walls, they’re far from dead.
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Djspens
Within These Walls | Ania Ahlborn
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Lol my day... Babysitting my granddaughter, enjoying a cold one, deck painting projects and some reading on this beautiful day! #perfection

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Djspens
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1. The pics on the left are of my son and his gf's daughter, they have the sweetest bond
2. I'm about 1/2 through the tagged book. I can't wait to see how the second half goes
3. Today my youngest gets inducted into an honors program, and then we're going shopping for her grad dress. Tonight I get to pick up the cutie in the pic on the right (that's her daddy in the other pics) and snuggle her all wknd
4. A sunny day
5. Whatever my daughter wants

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Djspens
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Somebody is making it very hard to read.... And I'm enjoying this book, almost halfway through it...#dogsoflitsy #aniaahlborn

VanChocStrawberry Adorable!!!! 3mo
Karkar Too cute!!!! 3mo
Reecaspieces Awe.... 3mo
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Crazeedi So sweet!! 3mo
tammysue Cute! 3mo
JoScho But oh so adorable! 3mo
TheSpineView That is the I need to you quit reading and pay attention to me poise! 🤣 super cute! 💜🐾 3mo
BookwormM What a sweetheart 3mo
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Djspens
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Now back to my obsession with creepy, dark books and Ania Ahlborn.... Heading to Des Moines to take my 5 year old granddaughter to the Science Center and out for lunch 😃 #ilovecreepy #aniaahlborn #travelreading #dogsoflitsy

BlameJennyJane No school today for my West Des Moines kiddo (Iowa Tests all week) and we were thinking about venturing to the Science Center (and Zombie Burger)today as well! 3mo
Djspens @BlameJennyJane lol the schools must have the same idea, lots of kiddos here today! I think we're going to pick up lunch and head to Gray's Lake, such a nice day!! 3mo
BlameJennyJane @Djspens it‘s a gorgeous day!! We ended up at the social security office and Gateway Market. Lol. Grays Lake is sounding like a perfect way to spend this kinda day! 3mo
Djspens @BlameJennyJane it was nice but pretty windy! Now I'm headed back to eastern Iowa, 2 1/2 hours of prime reading time! 3mo
BlameJennyJane Hope you had a safe drive back! And it‘s a good thing we got all of our outside fun in yesterday. Brrrrr today! Snow?!?!❄️☃️🤨 3mo
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Godpants
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Pickpick

Very solid and spooky book about a cult and a haunted house. Perfect combo for my interests.

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Godpants
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I‘ve only read one of her books previously, but even just an hour in I‘m very into this one.

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TheReadingMermaid
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Ahhhhhhh! Look at all this booky goodness from @collegecatlady 💕💕💕 Thank you so much sweetness! I love EVERYTHING!!!! And yes that Batman thing to the right side is a stocking!!! 🎄🧦🧦🧦🎅 So cool! 😍😍😍
😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘
#StuffedStockingSwap @Avanders

squirrelbrain Lovely gifts! ❤️ 7mo
collegecatlady I‘m so glad you like everything!! I hope you have a happy holiday season! 7mo
TheReadingMermaid @collegecatlady you too sweetheart and thank you again I really love everything! 💕💕💕 7mo
Avanders 😍🎄❄️🥰♥️ 7mo
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parasolofdoom
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I've been a terrible litten lately and not posting so much so here's what I've read so far for Spooktober !

Goth - creepy Japanese teens obsessed with serial killers have some close encounters. A novel of short stories
20th Century Ghosts - solid short story collection though not my favorite Hill
13 Bullets - beast vampires and police MCs
Within These Walls - haunted house + creepy cult + true crime writer MC
Dark Tales - SHIRLEY JACKSON ♥️

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PirateJenny
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I finally had a chance to open the last package @mdm139 ! So full of fall goodies, which is perfect for this book. Even princess kitty Eleanor thought so! @Schlinkles mine will be going out early next week--I am finishing the book right now. I am going to miss this swap. @LazyDays #novelandreabookclub @SkeletonKey @TheKidUpstairs

LazyDays Aww me too! I had so many comments😁 but I really enjoyed your pick! 10mo
mdm139 I know I don't want it to end either, it was a blast. The 3 teas were from a local tea shop that serves tea infused milk shakes. And the tea tin was from a grocery store, I have never found loose leaf at a grocery store so had to buy it to support their decision. 10mo
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mdm139
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Started this book last night at bedtime during a storm. It is shaping up to be freezer worthy. @LazyDays @schlinkles @piratejenny

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mdm139
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@LazyDays I got the #tealoverspostalbookclub box. Thank you for the snacks and tea and herbs to cleanse my house. My son loves tic tacs and watermelon so those are a huge hit. I will try to mail my box to @PirateJenny in the next week. It is already to go just got to get it to post office. @Schlinkles

LazyDays The cleanse is a joke!😄😄 But the lavender was really pretty💖 13mo
mdm139 @LazyDays i just realized the pic cut out the soap, but it smells lovely, thanks 13mo
LazyDays @mdm139 😊 💗 13mo
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JoeStalksBeck
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Got my signed copy of my favorite Ania book but it‘s also signed by RC Bray who narrates the audiobook. Together the make Horror magic! 🖤🖤🖤

Jess_Franzino You just reminded me how badly I need to read this book ♥️ 13mo
JoeStalksBeck @Jess_Franzino yes you do! It‘s amazing! The Shuddering is my second favorite. I need to get it signed 13mo
hyperashley I love that book!! 13mo
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bookwrm526
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Mehso-so

This my book about #cults for the #ssdgmchallenge. It was a fairly good cult story but it wasn‘t nearly as creepy as I wanted it to be, and it dragged a lot through the middle. The beliefs of the cult could have been more thoroughly explored!! @shanebeth

wanderinglynn Aw, who‘s the cutie? ❤️🐶 13mo
bookwrm526 @wanderinglynn I‘m dog-sitting, his name is Pip, he‘s a border-collie husky mix!! I‘ll post a pic of his sister next review ☺️ 13mo
Crazeedi Pip is just sweet! 13mo
bookwrm526 @Crazeedi One of the sweetest puppers I know! 13mo
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Schlinkles
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Mehso-so

This one had me up until the ending and it all went to hell.

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Schlinkles
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Finally diving into this after finishing up books for other swaps #tealoverspostalbookclub

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MiyakoBunny
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Mehso-so

3🌟🌟🌟✌🏼Strikes for this Author for me 😑-I‘m convinced she‘s conclusion illiterate 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️. This is the second book I‘ve read from her where everything is going good until the ending just explodes💩💥& ruins it...I don‘t even know if I want to wait for strike three, but it‘s so sad because it‘s seriously every time it‘s everything but those damn endings😳& yes they‘re that bad😑Giant Donkey Balls suckage City bad🤮🤮🤮 le‘sigh😒

TricksyTails Innerestin‘...🤔 I‘ve been eager to read one of her books. What‘s the other one you read? Maybe I‘ll pick a different one to start with and hope for the best. Although, now I‘m not as eager to bump her up the TBR... 1y
MiyakoBunny @TricksyTails I read Seed it was good but exact same thing good until the ending ruined it🤮🤦🏻‍♀️ ... Its very disappointing when that happens but you know how it goes the talent makes you confused 🤷🏻‍♀️ as to why they do it 🤔😓 1y
TricksyTails Hmm...okay I can wait! 😆 Too many other books I want to read. 1y
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Schlinkles
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@PirateJenny Your wonderful box arrived today! Thank you so much, I‘m a pin junkie and this little penguin guy is already at home on my backpack. The candle smells wonderful too, who knew graveyard dirt has such a nice aroma?!? #tealoverspostalbookclub

Reviewsbylola Wonderful gift! 🖤 1y
PirateJenny oh good!!!! The candle was a guess on scent and I'm really glad it worked out well! 1y
MaleficentBookDragon ❤️ the socks! 1y
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Wife @Kelican17 We need a “graveyard dirt” candle 💀 1y
Kelican17 @Wife Yes. We. Do. 1y
Kelican17 I think i need those socks too. 1y
Wife @Kelican17 you do the investigation, I‘ll cough up the cash. 💀🖤💀🖤💀 1y
Kelican17 @Wife on it. 1y
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PirateJenny
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Give me a good creepy cult and give me some ghosts and I am hooked. To everyone who recommended this author, you are so right. She is fantastic! So this is a bit of a creepiest and I recommend for those who enjoy that sort of thing.

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PirateJenny
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I don't celebrate Easter so I'm spending the day trying to finish my pick for the #tealoverspostalbookclub And having tea of course.

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BookNerd9906
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Pickpick

Super creepy! I tried reading The Bird Eater, also by Ahlborn, but couldn‘t get through it, it was so terrifying. However, I was listening to the audiobook version, and between the narrator‘s haunting voice and not being able to put it in the freezer @YouReadMyEyes I just couldn‘t do it. Will try again with a hard copy. 😬

YouReadMyEyes Wow that sounds awesome! Adding it to my #TBR list. Thanks!! 1y
BookNerd9906 @YouReadMyEyes you‘re welcome. Lmk what you think! 1y
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Reggie
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Pickpick

So the quote I used a couple a days ago sums up this book so I‘m just gonna go with-you remember that scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where Indy is holding onto Elsa while she‘s trying to reach the cup of eternal life? That‘s this book in a nutshell. It‘s not enough to sleep with characters who have the bodies of Harrison Ford and Sean Connery but you got to go die being super greedy. This is a pick but could have used tighter editing.

emtobiasz And here I thought you were making a Frozen reference. Let it go, let it gooooo! 1y
Reggie @emtobiasz 😂😂😂 1y
Bklover @emtobiasz I thought the same thing!❄️❄️❄️ 1y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Look at this stack from @Tiffy_Reads and the bookmark! I will definitely never sleep again! 🖤📚👺👹👻 #mybloodyvalentineswap

MidnightBookGirl Love all of this! I am so joining next year! 1y
JenlovesJT47 The bookmark is awesome! 1y
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 1y
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Cinfhen Great bookmark 💕💕💕 1y
MaleficentBookDragon 🖤that bookmark!!! 1y
TricksyTails 👏😍🖤 So much awesomeness! 1y
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Reggie
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#FierceFeb This flashback happens after one of the most intense scenes where Lucas and his daughter dropped off the Mom/Wife, who they both yet separately know is having an affair with her boss, at an airport. Meanwhile, Lucas will be taking his daughter to live in a house that if he lives there, an incarcerated cult leader will give him the exclusive to the story of the 8 suicides/2 murders that happened there 1 night, years ago. #familyaffair

Cinfhen The book blurb sounds really good...I‘m surprised by the low Litsy rating.... 1y
Reggie @Cinfhen almost half way through, but I‘m liking it so far. I just want to yell, “Talk to each other!!!!” at all the characters. I‘ve read and liked 3 of her other books. After The Interestings I just need somewhere to land safe. 1y
Cinfhen Haha 😂 hear ya! 1y
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Reggie Lol, no because I had such a reader high and I hate coming off great books into a crappy book. @Cinfhen 1y
Cinfhen No, I get you...I had a different reading g experience with The Interestings but understood the #safelanding 😊 1y
batsy Aww yeah, families will do that to you! Love the quote. 1y
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teebe
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Waiting room means reading time 📖 #currentlyreading

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Busha1984
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Mehso-so

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This book took way too long to finish. 150 pages in and I was still waiting for it to really hook me. Every time it came close, I was let down and left frustrated. This book should have taken me a max of two days to finish...a week later, I was just trying to get it over with.

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FlowerFairy
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Finally finishing up this one. Every book is 1,000 times better with a reading companion. #catsoflitsy #readingcompanion

Leftcoastzen Yay kitty reading buddy !😻😺 2y
blondie I was JUST looking at this one on Amazon! Is it any good? 2y
FlowerFairy @blondie Loved it! This was my first Ania Ahlborn book. I‘m now going on a binge. LoL Twisty ending I didn‘t see coming. 2y
FlowerFairy @blondie Loved it! This was my first Ania Ahlborn book. Now I‘m going on a binge. LoL Twisty ending I didn‘t see coming. 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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BibliophileMomma Ok now sleeping with the light on tonight. 😱😱 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads lmao! I was going for that reaction! 2y
BibliophileMomma @JoeStalksBeck lmao! You will be the one I‘m texting when I hear something go bump. 🤣🤣🤣 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads I will save you , bookwife!🤺 2y
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FlowerFairy
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Snuggling in for the night to start a spooky read #aniaahlborn #spooky #snuggle #bookoclock #readingtime

MrBook Ooh! I've seen this one in bookstores. Do tell how it is when you're finished, please 😊. Welcome to Litsy 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! You're brand-new, but you may be interested in joining #SecretSantaGoesPostal. You have a few days to think about it. The sign-up form is linked in one of my posts from a day or 2 ago. 2y
FlowerFairy @MrBook Thanks so much for the warm welcome, MrBook. Still trying to figure out how things work. Think I‘ll be very happy here! Have had this book for a while but never got around to it. Will let you know how it is! Happy reading! (edited) 2y
RadicalReader @FlowerFairy looking forward to reading some of Ania‘s novels. I love a good thriller suspense spooky read the best kind of books to exist!! 2y
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RadicalReader @FlowerFairy welcome to Litsy you will enjoy it here acquainting yourself with fellow Litsy users as well as gaining perspectives on books you‘ve been looking forward to reading from quotes, blurbs and reviews a plenty. You‘ll never be uncertain about a book again :) 2y
WarpedSweetness Welcome to Litsy!! This is an awesome community to be a part of. Check out @RaimeyGallant , she has a blog post that has some great Litsy tips. You've got awesome photo challenges each month and gift swaps. :-) 2y
tpixie Welcome to Litsy! Check out @RaimeyGallant for #LitsyWelcomeWagon and #LitsyTips !! 2y
mcipher Welcome to Litsy!! I️ love your “professional vampire” tagline. 😂😂 (edited) 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Welcome! I'm a big fan of phlebotomists - best sticks ever! 2y
FlowerFairy @mcipher LoL I‘ve found that to be the quickest and easiest way to explain what a phlebotomist is/does :) (edited) 2y
RaimeyGallant @tpixie Thanks for the shoutout! I'll add my welcome. #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's the compilation of Litsy tips that a bunch of us put together:
http://litsy.com/p/aDJja2lMZFFY
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Avanders Welcome!! 👋🏽 2y
TricksyTails Welcome to Litsy!! This community is beyond awesome! Happy to have you here. ☺️ 2y
scripturient Welcome to Litsy! :) 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community and I hope you enjoy it here. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts. 👍🏽 2y
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suzanne.literarylife
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Tea and some good books. Hello perfect evening.

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LauraJ
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A good editor would have slashed about 100 pages out of this and done some rearranging. Then, this would be a pick. As it is, there's too much redundancy. I was also annoyed by the house being described as 50's and Mad Men era (which is 60's) when it actually sounds 70's-ish. I'll still read more Ahlborn, because she's good at #creepy.

RaimeyGallant I read a book with the same editing problems recently. 2y
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LauraJ
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Not sure if this book is repetitive or the cats are walking across the iPad.

It's so freaking hot! Went to the grocery for #litsypartyofone supplies at midnight and it was still 90 degrees. @Ambrosnazzy could not have timed this better!

Bette 🐱❤️ 2y
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winemom
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Mehso-so

I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as The Devil Crept In. Some of the chapters went on far too long, sheerly because of the characters' rambling inner dialect. Lucas talks himself in circles the entire book. Don't expect any big reveals in this one. I kept waiting for a twist I didn't see coming and ended up being disappointed. I did love Ania's world building. It was a creepy read: like if the Manson family was cast for Insidious.

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winemom
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Sorry for the lack of updates! For the last almost 7 hours, I've been listening in and busy taking down curtains, pictures, and shelves, patching up walls, and making our room not our room anymore. By this time next week, we'll be in Florida. I'm going to miss this view. ❤️

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winemom
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Off by almost two hours, because I'm an idiot who can't work a stopwatch. I'm taking a break for a bit. I didn't get as much "reading", or listening, in as I wanted today, but I'll pick it back up in about an hour, after I figure out who's delivering dinner. #24in48 #readathon

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winemom
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If you have a penchant for stabby hippie families, this book is eerily reminiscent. #24in48 #readathon

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winemom
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Hubby is the real MVP, 'cause I ain't cookin' today. All-day breakfast for an all-day #readathon. #24in48

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winemom
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J can't hang with mommy this morning. #24in48 #readathon

Laura317 Sweet! 2y
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winemom
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Despite packing for a move next week and having a teething babe on my hands, I'm in this. Audiobooks will be my main medium this weekend. It's go time! #24in48 #readathon

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winemom
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I'm not great at listening to audiobooks. I can completely tune out what I'm hearing, if I'm doing literally anything else at the same time. For example: As I write this post, I have no idea what the hell's happened in the book. Pretty sure I have some mild, undiagnosed ADD, but I'm trying it out anyway.

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JoeStalksBeck
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This book is creepy as hell

Alytrue Yikes - that cover! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Alytrue this book is crazy! The cover suits it lol 2y
Alytrue Not sure I could sleep with that picture on my nightstand 😂😂😂 2y
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tricours
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Except for the somewhat forced teenage feelings of abandonment and that very American habit of over-explaining the plot, I enjoyed this book quite a lot. For the first time in a long while I had no trouble just reading on. Still not my favorite Ahlborn, but I'll keep reading her books when I need some good entertainment.

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tricours
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I'm starting to like it, even though he writing is a bit unpolished.

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tricours
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I felt like I needed something easier to read alongside Time Secondhand, but I'm not overly enthusiastic about the Manson Family vibes in this one so far. (Currently listening to Helter Shelter.)