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Carrie / Carrie
Carrie / Carrie | Stephen King
Unaware that she possesses a terrifying power, Carrie White creates much destruction in a small, quiet New England town. Copyright Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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Rachel725
Carrie | Stephen King
Mehso-so

Was this book traumatic? Yes. Was it scary? Kind of. Out of all the phycological thrillers I‘ve read, I really expected such a famous book to be better.

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FantasyChick
Carrie | Stephen King
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Super excited!! I've decided that 2022 (maybe a bit earlier if I get antsy) is going to start #KingReads I want to go through all his books in order and buy as I go so by the time they are all read I will have a complete collection 😍 I have no plans to go with certain editions but this Halloween edition of Carrie is just....😍😍😍

I have tried the #LosersClub but my rogue reading doesn't allow for scheduling 🤣

#bookmail #Carrie #KingCollection

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SpookyDonut
Carrie | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

Feels like it took me forever to get through Carrie even though it‘s such a short book. Honestly, I went into it without knowing anything about it (I‘ve never seen the movies) and I wasn‘t sure what to expect. This is only the 3rd King book I‘ve read so far and I‘m anxious to keep diving into his writing.

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SpookyDonut
Carrie | Stephen King
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News item from the Westover (Me.) weekly Enterprise, August 19, 1966: RAIN OF STONES REPORTED #firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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SpookyDonut
Carrie | Stephen King
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Started it about 3 weeks ago and then classes picked up again. Finally got a break to read it. It‘s a great time with all this cold, stormy weather we‘ve been getting. Bonus! My grumpy old man of a reading buddy. #carrie #stephenking #storms #weather #librarybook #cat #seniorpets

Leftcoastzen Handsome grumpy old man!😻 3w
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Morr_Books
Carrie | Stephen King
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My husband and I don't often agree on a book to listen to on road trips, but we did this time. We listened to all of Stephen King's "Carrie" while on the road this weekend and enjoyed that it was narrated by Sissy Spacek. #Scarathlon2021 @StayCurious
#spookoween @TheSpineView
#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
#LittenListen @aperfectmjk
#20in4 @Andrew65

TheSpineView Fantastic 1mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
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vivastory
Carrie | Stephen King
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Day 21 of #21DaysofHorror
My Stephen King origin story has two different timelines. For as long as I can remember I have loved King in theory. I was raised on the movies & made for tv adaptations of his works. We are living in a second golden age of King adaptations. The first occurred in the late 80s-early 90s with such works as the Children of the Corn, Cat's Eye, Sometimes They Come Back, Dead Zone etc, . As far as his books go, I recall👇

vivastory reading a few of his stories here & there but it was a little over 5 years ago when I sat down & read one. It was the Cycle of the Werewolf. Honestly what I remember most about it was the Bernie Wrightson illustrations & wondering if Silver Bullet would be worth watching. Fast forward 6 months later when I read Carrie & everything changed. Although I had read Dracula several months prior, Stoker's inclusion in his classic novel of journal entries 1mo
vivastory & shipping manifests was still fresh in mind. Now I see King using the same format in his debut novel & would discover in subsequent books that King has a fondness for the epistolary format. Plus, the ending of it was just absolute no holds barred chaos. Several years later, & 30 books into King's catalog, this remains my go to book to recommend to people who want to try Stephen King for the first time. (edited) 1mo
vivastory It's no longer my favorite book by him. It's not even in my top 10, but it literally changed my life. Thanks to everyone who joined me on this macabre & fun journey over the past 3 weeks! A big thanks to @reggie for joining in & posting his favorites as well! This has been a real blast! 1mo
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Addison_Reads @vivastory @Reggie I've loved seeing all your choices. Thank you both for sharing your love of horror. 1mo
Branwen This post is AWESOME! 😃 1mo
vivastory @Addison_Reads Thanks! I always enjoy your posts 📚📚 1mo
vivastory @Branwen Thanks for the kind words! 1mo
Branwen @vivastory Thanks for sharing your Stephen King origin story! 😁💕📚 1mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic post! 👍🏻 1mo
Reggie I love when the priest has the dream about the congregation and they all start turning into werewolves. Rip Corey Haim. And I honestly believe there is a King for all seasons. And thanks for allowing me join you in this. It‘s been fun. 1mo
Reggie @Addison_Reads Thanks! 🖤 1mo
vivastory @Reggie I watched Lost Boys a couple of weeks ago. That's one of my most watched movies. I've loved seeing your posts! 👏 1mo
ValerieAndBooks I was a big SK fan through HS and college—- basically all the 1980s for me. But then his books started getting bigger and that was about when I was married with kids. Now that I‘m basically an empty nester (and have a son who is a fan), have been reading him again. 1mo
vivastory @ValerieAndBooks That's wonderful that you & your son can have that experience! A few weeks ago when I dropped off groceries for my grandpa he tried to pass me his copy of Billy Summers since he'd just finished it. I already own it, so I declined, but we had a nice conversation about King's books. 1mo
Bookzombie Awesome post! I‘m not sure how many I have read now. I had been reading them randomly over the years, but I started trying to read them in order of publication a while ago, so I need to get back to it. 1mo
vivastory @Bookzombie Thanks! I hope to have read all of his books by some point over the next few years. A chronological read through would be interesting. 1mo
ValerieAndBooks @vivastory what a cool grandpa you have!! 1mo
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guidosophia
Carrie | Stephen King
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the writing style was cool how it switched between narrative and news stories and stuff. very cool. wish her power was explained a little more

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MidnightBookGirl
Carrie | Stephen King
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#LittensDressedInBlood Today's prompt is Revenge

There is not another book that I can think of that deals with revenge on such a massive scale. Bullied, teased, tormented, Carrie White just wants to fit in. And just when it seems that might be happening... a bucket full of pig's blood on prom night undoes her dreams. “They're all going to laugh at you“ turns into screams.

#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @clwojick

Clare-Dragonfly I just realized that I have been ignoring you tagging me because I always keep up with my follow list but I‘m missing the posts anyway because you are using a tag that I have blocked! 🤦🏻‍♀️ also I think you have mistagged @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm 1mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Such a great cover! 1mo
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SpookyDonut
Carrie | Stephen King
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I finished Pet Sematary earlier today. It was not as scary as I was led to believe but it was still enjoyable. Now off to start another! #carrie #stephenking #library #tea #penguin #bookslump

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JacqMac
Carrie | Stephen King
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We are having a Stephen King movie marathon while making thanksgiving dinner. Carrie and Pet Cemetery so far. The Shining is up next. I‘ll get a little reading in once dinner is over and everyone is full.
#scarathlon #TeamHendrix @StayCurious

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That's a Thanksgiving tradition I can get behind. 🧡🦃📚💀 2mo
DebinHawaii Love this!!! 🤣🤣🤣 Happy Thanksgiving! 🍽 2mo
Bookwormjillk 😂😂😂 2mo
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BiblioLitten Happy Thanksgiving! 😊 2mo
marleed Oh how fun! Happy Thanksgiving! 2mo
Bookzombie 😂😂 Happy Thanksgiving!!! 2mo
Leftcoastzen 😁👏 2mo
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aperfectmjk
Carrie / Carrie | Stephen King
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Watching the original Carrie! I have to say, Stephen King produced some of his best work in the 70's and 80's.

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick Classic! 2mo
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MotherOfCats
Carrie | Stephen King
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Bella thinks she‘s telekinetic…#catsoflitsy

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keithlafo
Carrie | Stephen King
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Pickpick

It was fun revisiting this; I haven‘t read it since high school. Definitely rougher around the edges than later King books, but there‘s also a level of raw intimacy here that he‘s never replicated. #horror

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keithlafo
Carrie | Stephen King
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Happy almost October from Patchy and I! #horror #stephenking

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RandomReetie
Carrie / Carrie | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

Honestly, if I didn‘t already know the story I probably wouldn‘t have finished the book itself. I was curious to see how the original differed from the movie. I really didn‘t like the way it was written. I‘m sure the die hard King fans wont be too happy about that 😂 but I like chapters 🤷🏻‍♀️

SlytherinBookLady I‘m not even sure if I‘ve ever read the book. I love the movie though 2mo
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caitlin.reads.books
Carrie | Stephen King
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Finished reading this before work this morning. Stephen King‘s first published novel. Some of the writing was dated of course, but overall this book was different than I expected. His style of providing character thoughts within the narrative took me a little getting used to. By the end, I was hooked and invested in this story. 4⭐️

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BarkingMadRun
Carrie | Stephen King
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When you need a book written in the 70s….

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Bookalong
Carrie | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

I wondered while reading this if King was bullied in high school, his vision for retaliation is deadly. 😅 I like reading about cults and religious fanatics so any parts with Carrie's mother I enjoyed. As my first King while I enjoyed his writing I wasn't blown away. Maybe its because I already knew the story, or maybe it was just his first book and he hadn't honed his craft yet. I did find it hard to put down though. #bookreview

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Danielle145
Carrie | Stephen King
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💛💛💛💛 I feel like most people know the story of Carrie without reading the book necessarily, and I enjoyed reading King‘s first novel! I would say it‘s a bit of a moralistic story aside from the horror in the sense of how we treat other people and the consequences (although pretty drastic in terms of this story!) of being unkind.

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NikkiM5
Carrie | Stephen King
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It‘s about to go down. So excited 😬

Leftcoastzen 😂👏 6mo
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Addison_Reads
Carrie | Stephen King
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#MayCharacters @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

The #Matriarch in this book is not the compassionate mother one would hope.

Eggs Haha 😂 absolutely 🤯🥵 7mo
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Addison_Reads
Carrie | Stephen King
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Thank you @KatieDid927 for the tag!

This is the upper left corner of my King shelf. 💚💚💚

#ShelfieCorner @Kenyazero

Kenyazero I love the decorations you have on your King shelf. Very suitable! 7mo
KatieDid927 King Korner! 7mo
bthegood Love it💚 7mo
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Breadjit
Carrie | Stephen King
Mehso-so

The story was pretty great, but I didn't like the case file interruption style.

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alecia3dixie
Carrie | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

3 stars so-so. I saw the movie years ago, and I loved the movie. I thought the movie was better than the bookm I did like getting Carrie's background more in the book, but the book was a lot of other people telling her story, not her. I liked to hear Carrie tell it, not people I didn't care about. Also it was repetitive. Someone would say they saw her do something then she would say the same thing. Can't really blame Carrie for what she did.

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Melismatic
Carrie | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

Re-read - first read this a decade ago. Still feel like it‘s one of the few King books where the movie (the original anyway) is better. But this audiobook version with Sissy Spacek narrating gives best of both worlds.

Tattooedteacher Sounds like an awesome listen! 7mo
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ElleSkel
Carrie | Stephen King
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Apostcardlife Haven't read it, but just curious -- language used by characters, like the mother, or just by the author narration? 9mo
ElleSkel @Apostcardlife So I read a lot of horror and language like swearing etc doesn‘t bother me at all. What I meant here was that because it is a 40yr old book some of the descriptions and things used are just no longer ok and made me cringe. Ex. “She looked at him from the floor, her lip puffed to negroid size...” at the time I suppose that was considered fine but it was tough to look beyond that kind of language throughout. It‘s just dated. 9mo
ElleSkel @Apostcardlife (ran out of characters) there are also references to minstrel shows and how something was funny because the person had the features of a negro. While it makes me mad I also understand that only 10 or so years prior to Carrie minstrel shows were still considered ok and people used the word negroid freely. The story was great but these issues of language at that time were definitely distracting. 9mo
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ripley_reads
Carrie | Stephen King
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And so begins my chronological King reading!

AmyG Fun! 9mo
TheNeverendingTBR 🙋‍♂️ 9mo
Tattooedteacher Not sure your pup agrees with your choice. He‘s hiding already. 9mo
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amywithbooks I just started doing this in January! I am doing two per month! 9mo
ripley_reads @amywithbooks I am also going to try to read two per month! How‘s it going so far? 9mo
ripley_reads @Tattooedteacher Yeah my pup is old and likes to sleep a lot. But she‘s a good cuddle pug 🥰 9mo
ripley_reads @TheNeverendingTBR Are you doing the same? 9mo
TheNeverendingTBR @ripley_reads I'm on my 57th King book right now, I just meant good job; he's incredible and I hope you love the books 🙂 9mo
amywithbooks @ripley_reads really good! Some of his books I haven't read since high school so I am excited to revisit them. March will be Night Shift and The Stand. I just finished watching The Stand on CBS so I am excited to do that re-read and compare! 9mo
ripley_reads @TheNeverendingTBR wow that‘s impressive! Hopefully one day I can reach that many SK books! 9mo
ripley_reads @amywithbooks I really want to watch The Stand on CBS as well but I‘ve never read the book so I wanted to read it first. Im excited but a little intimidated because I‘ve never read anything that long before lol! 9mo
amywithbooks @ripley_reads it's long but it moves along quick. Hope you enjoy it! 9mo
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KristenDuck
Carrie | Stephen King
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I love SK, have seen different versions of Carrie as a movie but this was my first time reading the book!

In case you haven‘t heard of it yet (how?) Carrie is an unpopular high school student with an over-the-top religious and controlling mother.

She never dreamed of going to prom, but when asked, she makes the leap to attend and go against her mother‘s orders.

A night of pure horror lies ahead, after a “harmless” yet disgusting prank.

WorldsOkayestStepMom Beautiful reading companions! 😻 10mo
KristenDuck @WorldsOkayestStepMom lol thank you!! They‘re cuties for sure. 10mo
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mromain20
Carrie | Stephen King
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Not really scary but I thoroughly enjoyed it and listened through it in a day.

Kids can definitely be cruel and an abusive mother is not helpful. I really sympathized with Carrie and was glad she got to finally express herself in the end (even if she killed a few people). Kinda shows the merits of therapy imo.

TheBookHippie I love this review!!! 10mo
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Kaleigh
Carrie | Stephen King
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Short read with a good story

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LiterallyLiterary
Carrie | Stephen King
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A well-known classic, if you like #gory, this one's for you!

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intothehallofbooks
Carrie | Stephen King
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I finished Carrie quickly and I‘m impressed! Wasn‘t really scary, but I definitely felt a foreboding sense of dread while reading it. The media articles and interviews were fun but I did not love the inner thoughts in parenthesis 🚫

Kids can be so doggone mean!

I listened to the audiobook for most of this read 💯 I loved hearing Stephen King himself introduce the story.

Up next: Salem‘s Lot. I‘m #readingStephenKing in order of publish date.

Lesanne I always found Salem‘s Lot his scariest book, personally. 10mo
Reviewsbylola I enjoyed this one a lot. 10mo
intothehallofbooks @Lesanne @TheNeverendingTBR I‘m excited to read it! I think? I‘m a bit of a scaredy-cat 😂 Also, I‘m excited to watch the Carrie movie soon-I‘ve never seen it! 10mo
intothehallofbooks @Reviewsbylola The more I think about it, the more I liked it. 10mo
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intothehallofbooks
Carrie | Stephen King
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My husband has begged me to read Stephen King for years but I‘ve always made excuses. I‘ve only read The first Gunslinger book before now (loved it, read it twice). I‘ve heard there are recurring characters so I decided to try and read chronologically.

I‘m working on dinner and listening to this audiobook. And oh my gosh, the kids in the beginning of this book are SO MEAN!!

#readingStephenKing

AmyG Ha. Wait. 11mo
intothehallofbooks @AmyG 😧😧😧 11mo
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TheNextBook
Carrie | Stephen King
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It‘s been so long since I‘ve posted but I‘m going to be better in 2021! I‘m also on a new journey. I‘m reading all of Stephen King‘s published fiction in the order they were published! And first up is Carrie!

I‘m excited! I haven‘t done this since 2013. Two books a month until I‘m done in about 3 years!

#TheLongHaul
#ConstantlyReadingKing

GoldenGirl I just finished reading him in order! It was exciting and you can tell the differences in his writing as you go along 😁 11mo
TheNextBook @GoldenGirl 8 years is a long time to have not done this. So I am so ready to revisit. And there‘s been so many books since then. 11mo
Tattooedteacher Hi there, I have a King book that I‘d love to send you. It‘s been read and no one around me reads King. Crazy, right? Anyway, let me know if you interested. It‘s the new one, If It Bleeds. Have a good day. 11mo
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amywithbooks
Carrie | Stephen King
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I first read this book when I was 14-ish. I remember enjoying it then, but I have a new appreciation for it now, as an adult who has enjoyed Stephen King's writing for more than half my life! One of his shortest works, but packs a punch in less than 300 pages. This is the first stop on my #stephenkinglonghaul re-read adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed this. A good place to start if you have never read King and want to give his books a try! 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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amywithbooks
Carrie | Stephen King
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Starting something I have wanted to do for a LONG time. Re-reading every Stephen King book in chronological order. 2 books per month- i estimate this will take about 3 years 😂
January will be Carrie and Salem's Lot. I will be tagging all posts for this journey with #stephenkinglonghaul
Wish me luck!

Suet624 Have fun!!! Should be quite the adventure. 11mo
amywithbooks @Suet624 thank you! I am excited! 11mo
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FantasyChick
Carrie | Stephen King
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Read this #FamousAuthorsDebutNovel a couple of years ago and, while it isn't my favourite, I continue to read King's works and have two on my list for this month!

#jumpstart2021 @Clwojick @Lizpixie

JanuarieTimewalker13 I love King! 11mo
Lizpixie I was going to post this myself but my copy has mysteriously “disappeared”😑 11mo
Clwojick Oh! This was on my list for October! Maybe I‘ll read it this month.😍 11mo
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SerenaCrawford
Carrie | Stephen King
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2020 read great book 📚🤩

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LostInSpace
Carrie | Stephen King
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Kings first debut, from 1974.

What a page turner, in the saddest way.

Everything about this story made me feel sorrow, how cruel kids can be, how crazy adults can be, how someone can be pushed and pushed so far til they break.

I enjoyed it, but I found it hard to read, human beings can be seriously horrible 😣

TrishB King always says that humans are the worst monsters. 12mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 you will love it here, check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon @LitsyHappenings 12mo
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LostInSpace
Carrie | Stephen King
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Next read #randomiser

Ruthiella That‘s a nice variety of genres! 😀 12mo
LostInSpace @Ruthiella thanks! When I do a randomiser for my next read I like to make sure I‘ve got quite a few genres going on! Mixes things up a bit! 12mo
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blairwitch
Carrie | Stephen King
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