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The Fireman
The Fireman | Joe Hill
This exceptional new thriller from Joe Hill is essential reading for 2015 and perfect for fans of Justin Cronin's The Passage. In a world overtaken by a deadly and dramatic new virus, Harper is determined to live long enough to deliver her baby. But when all it takes is a spark to start a deadly blaze, she's going to need some help from the mysterious fireman.
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GatheringBooks
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#GratefulReads Day 7: My #FavoriteBookishItem will have to be bookmarks. Here are the bookmarks my husband helped me create/print out for my #ScreamsByMail #HorrorPostalBookClub. :)

OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 🖤 1w
Soubhiville I love those! 1w
Jee_HookedOnBookz May I know what paper material do you use for your bookmarks? The one I use is so flimsy 😞 6d
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imabusybee
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Panpan

I believe this is a case of Who is your daddy and What does he do? This was not even a horror book!
I did absolutely nothing this past week...nothing
Oh well Tomorrow is a new day/week! 4/30 #bfcr3 #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn @julesG @LibrarianJen @Moony @CocoReads @britt_brooke @Reecaspieces @jb72 @Eeyore031370 @CaroPi

julesG Doing nothing is important, too. 👏👏👏 3mo
wanderinglynn Sometimes doing nothing is exactly what we need to do. It allows us to reset so we can start fresh. You got this! 🙌🏻 3mo
CocoReads Doing nothing is sometimes needed. Next week will be better! 3mo
britt_brooke Ha, love this review!! 🤣 Nothing wrong with taking a few days off. We definitely need it sometimes. Like you said, now it‘s a new week. 🙌🏻 3mo
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imabusybee
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julesG Chores and audiobooks are a good combination. Not that I'm saying chores are a good thing, but audiobooks make them more bearable. 3mo
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JennyBookworm
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Audiobooks are an awesome way to keep up in my book while I'm commuting or exercising. I love Libby because I can get both versions and alternate. Actually in this case, I did the entire audiobook and then went back and read the book on Kindle.
#24in48 #audiobookchallenge #hachetteaudiobooks
@24in48

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LinaLovesLit
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This book exists, yet people talk about The Dinner by Herman Koch having “unlikeable characters?” 🤷🏻‍♀️

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MistyNichole
The Fireman | Joe Hill

I just reread NOS4A2 so that I can watch the TV series, and I thought I‘d give The Fireman another shot. I can‘t seem to get past a quarter of the book. Did anyone else have that problem? Does the story get better? I loved NOS4A2 but this one I‘m not sure about.

SarahSaysRead This was my least fave of Joe Hill's books. I really don't care for the MC. 5mo
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TaciturnWhenReading
The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Because my drive to work has been awful lately, with tons of construction delays, I‘ve taken to audio driving. So now my #bookoutlet orders look like this! 👀 📚

CoverToCoverGirl Nice! I love audiobooks, I listen to at least one or two a week, especially while I‘m walking or when I‘m to busy to sit and read a physical book. 5mo
stacybmartin Audiobooks are awesome - with a one hour commute each way to work and a lab job where I‘m alone most of the time, I listen to A LOT. Thankfully, my library carries them now so I can borrow tons. 💜 5mo
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MamaGina
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Proud of my son every day, but especially when he‘s photographed saving a 🐶

DivineDiana Proud of him too! 👏🏻🐶👏🏻 5mo
LibrarianRyan 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 5mo
Suet624 💕💕💕 5mo
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mabell Wow 😮 ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
SassyBookworm 👏🏼👏🏼❤️❤️🐶 5mo
LeahBergen 💕💕💕💕 5mo
JoScho 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 5mo
Megabooks 💗💗💗💗👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
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toofondofbooks
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michellelav
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We just finished The Fireman by Joe Hill! When I picked it up from the library I was a tad worried about what I had gotten myself into. I was pleasantly surprised to fly through all 747 pages in 3 sittings! I couldn't put it down! 📖 I would recommend this book to anyone willing to read it! 5/5 🔥

#catsoflitsy #litsycats

Tadams4 Such a cute kitty! 5mo
michellelav @Tadams4 Thank you so much!!! 5mo
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Exbrarian
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Fun read about a fantastic yet plausible end of times. Horror/adventure. I'm a lazy reviewer.

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LiterRohde
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“‘Do you like eighties music, Nurse Willowes?‘

‘Can we discuss the oldies another time?‘

‘What? What? The oldies? I‘ve already had a man kicking in my ribs, and now you pull out my heart.‘”

#QuotsyApr19 | 20: #Record

📷: Made with Typorama

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LiterRohde
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On its face, this is a novel about a deadly spore that was introduced into the world by the melting ice caps. The deeper story is about the heights and depths of human experience, the story each human life holds, and the desire of humanity to live that story together.

I wanted to see more of the eponymous Fireman and the final “twists” seemed obvious to me, but it was still an excellent story from Joe Hill.

#Booked2019 | #CliFi

📷: Libby

Cinfhen I read this a few summers ago...it was just too long!! But I liked his overall writing style. 7mo
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whippoorwill815
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I didn‘t get to read last night because it‘s fire department banquet season (one was last night and one is next weekend) so I am making up for it hardcore this morning with more progress on my #readersgonnaread book!

However I did somehow win one of the centerpieces for the 2nd year in a row ! 🤷🏼‍♀️

tracey38 Cute centerpiece! 7mo
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kaysworld1
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😍💖🙏 Thank you @Erofan your package came today, I am so happy, I didn't know you were sending anything (big hugs for you and Masha)
Tell her thank you for the letter it warmed my heart and you have cheered me up. 💖💖💖💖📚
#penpals #worldwidepost

Erofan Masha hugs to you! We hope that you liked the gifts! 😘😘😘🤗💕 7mo
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Lel2403
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Just seen this at 99p for kindle....

https://amzn.to/2CKgwyt

TrishB I loved this 👍🏻 8mo
Erinreadsthebooks Joe Hill 🙌 8mo
TNbookworm Great book! 8mo
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Krysteendamon
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On chapter nine in book four. This is taking a little longer to read, but I‘m loving it so far.
#joehill

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LiterRohde
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“To live for others was to live fully; to live only for yourself, a cold kind of death.”

#MarchIntoThe70s | 15: #JealousGuy

📷: Made with Typorama

Cinfhen Selfish vs selfless 8mo
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LiterRohde
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“Humanity is worse than flies. If even one dried nugget of offal survives the flames, we‘ll be swarming all over it. Fighting about who owns it and selling the most fragrant chunks to the wealthy and the gullible. You‘re afraid it‘s the End Times because we‘re surrounded by death and ruin. Death and ruin is man‘s preferred ecosystem.”

#QuotsyMar19 | 15: #Beware

📷: Made with Typorama

gradcat Great photo & quote placement! I do declare, you‘ve got to be the best at this!!! 8mo
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LiterRohde
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“There's something horribly unfair about dying in the middle of a good story, before you have a chance to see how it all comes out. Of course, I suppose everyone ALWAYS dies in the middle of a good story, in a sense. Your own story. Or the story of your grandchildren. Death is a raw deal for narrative junkies.”

#QuotsyMar19 | 7: #Book

📷: Made with Typorama

rwmg As Borges said, "I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." So, no problem. Just carry on from where you left off. 8mo
Tanisha_A That last statement! Wow 8mo
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Erofan
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🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
It was exciting!!! The world is on fire, the nurse, who doesn't give up, the mysterious fireman and the strange black with gold markings in the form of hieroglyphs 😱 The tragedy of the world is accompanied by a little of cute humor and innocent love! The main idea of the book is the conviction that whatever tragedy happened to humanity, people are able to aggravate it 😔
#JoeHill #TheFireman

BookwormM I enjoyed this one ☝️ 8mo
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LiterRohde
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“You know, we might‘ve fucked up the planet, sucking out all the oil, melting the ice caps, allowing ska music to flourish, but we made Coca-Cola, so goddamn it, people weren‘t all bad.”

I could not stop thinking about coke fizz. So that‘s all I got. Though I now know I have to read this book!

#TimbitTunes | 27: #MoneyCityManiacs

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madamereadsalot1 It's an excellent book! 9mo
MellieAntoinette Hahahahaha! 9mo
CarolynM OMG if Coca Cola is the summit of human achievement we have a serious problem. Surely he meant wine 😂😂😂 9mo
Cinfhen I think there‘s some truth in that passage😉I much prefer Coca Cola to Pepsi ~ it‘s definitely the “pop” standard 😜 9mo
TheKidUpstairs 😂😂😂 8mo
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deeannloso
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I loved this book! It was a total page turner!

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Patchshank
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I've been listening to this at work the last few days. I loved it. I haven't read too much by Joe Hill, but I have liked what I've read. I look forward to finding more stuff by him.

greenhairdontcare One of my favourite authors. This was a great read as well. When it first came out the blurb didn‘t really grab me at all. Once I started reading I was hooked. 9mo
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Mskt6891
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I‘m super pleased and amazed that I‘ve managed to get through this entire book this weekend 😀 and still some time left of #24in48 to squeeze something else in!

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Mskt6891
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So chuffed with my progress today! Managed to get just over half way through this very long book 😊 📚 #checkin #24in48

Morr_Books You are doing so well!!! 10mo
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Mskt6891
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Erofan
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🔥 To live for others was to live fully; to live only for yourself, a cold kind of death 🔥
#JoeHill #Fireman

MStew 🤓 10mo
BethM Great pic! 10mo
LA_Mead I LOVE this picture!!! What editing software do you use? Also: are you on instagram? 10mo
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Erofan @LA_Mead No software, only Litsy filters! This picture is from Instagram, but not from my (@erofann) 😓 10mo
tammysue Nice photo! 10mo
Redwritinghood Great picture! 10mo
RadicalReader @Erofan going to read more of Joe Hill‘s books still can‘t believe he is the son of the sensational stellar author Stephen King 9mo
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Bookdragon69
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Mehso-so

The premise of the story was promising but it never turned into a solid storyline. It felt like lots of rambling about the people living in the commune. It‘s a very long story that could have been told in half the size of the book. I will read another book from this author so he can redeem himself in my eyes. 😉

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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1. OMG! Teleport!! Don‘t want to know all the dreck & craziness in people‘s heads, and imagine being able to teleport to Paris or London, to a peaceful mountain cabin or a beach in Fiji instantly! You could see the whole world without the hassle or expense of traveling. Now I‘m sad that I can‘t actually do it! 😢
2. Finally read my signed copy! 👨‍🚒
3. Get fit, get organized, & lots of bookish resolves.
4. Rewatching Breaking Bad
#friyayintro

JaclynW I'm so with you on #1. 10mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit @JaclynW I got so carried away with the idea that it was disappointing to come back to reality! 😂 10mo
JaclynW @CindyMyLifeIsLit 😆 I know that what you mean, i did too. 10mo
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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This was an entertaining read, full of action, suspense, and lots of Stand Easter eggs. IMHO, it‘s a little chaotic and could have benefited from a tighter focus, and the ending (again, in my opinion), somewhat falls short. Regardless of these issues, I couldn‘t turn the pages fast enough to find out what happens.

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ckonicek
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Very slow. Not what I hoped it would be.

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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The book sleeve I‘m using for my current read. I think they make a lovely couple, don‘t you? 🔥👨‍🚒🐉

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Godpants
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I read NOS4A2 a couple years ago and didn‘t like it, but I gave this book to my father last Xmas and he loved it. I‘m so glad I gave Hill another try as this is a hell of a book. Also, Kate Mulgrew as the narrator! Amazing. Where do I go from here? What‘s your favourite Joe Hill novel?

sk888888 The Heart Shaped Box damn near stopped my heart a couple of times. I can‘t say I ‘like‘ Joe Hill, he scares the wits out of me, but I did read NOS4ATU and The Fireman as well. Heart Shaped Box is the top Hill read, for me. And probably the last. LOL 10mo
Godpants @sk888888 thanks! I‘ll check that one out. 10mo
trioxin_sematary NOS4R2 is my favourite so far but Horns was great too, I just devoured both of them; The Fireman is next! 🙂 10mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 10mo
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Gina
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It was a decade before Joe Hill's publisher found out who his famous daddy was.

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Dempsey
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Really good, filled with action, with enough humor and tragedy to keep it human.

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DHill
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Just finished and wow! I loved every minute of it. Kate Mulgrew‘s narration couldn‘t have been any better. This is my favorite Joe Hill so far.

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DHill
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I am loving this so far. Kate Mulgrew provides the perfect narration.

Prairiegirl_reading She‘s so good!! 11mo
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DHill
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My hold has FINALLY come in! I am so excited to start this one.

JillR I really enjoyed this one :) 11mo
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madamereadsalot1
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LiterRohde Just finished NOS4A2. I will be reading more Joe Hill. 12mo
madamereadsalot1 @LiterRohde NOS4A2 is an excellent book! What are your thoughts on it? Horns is my favorite of his, be sure to give it a go! 12mo
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quirkyreader
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Yesterday I was talking to my brother about cutting down on my book buying because I can‘t find books that I know that I have. I said that I was going to stick with my TBR, the library, and free books for a while. Technically these books were free, but a free will donation was asked for to benefit St. Jude‘s Hospital. So guess who gave a donation.

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ephemeralwaltz
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Bailedbailed

Guys, I'm so sorry but I'm going to bail on this one. I had this on a hiatus but now I can't seem to get back into the story. It's dragging so much. It's me, not the book really- I've been falling into a bit of a reading slump. So, @scripturient I'll try to get this into the mail for you tomorrow or early next week! This started out interesting but I don't care about the characters anymore...

ephemeralwaltz Can someone just tell me if Harper and her baby survive? Lol 12mo
DivineDiana You do what you need to do! 👍🏻 12mo
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GatheringBooks perfectly fine dear clara @ephemeralwaltz :) 🧚🏼‍♀️😍📚 it is such a chunkster isn‘t it? 12mo
Reggie Lololol, my guess is that there were others who didn‘t read it all the way to the end. Harper and her baby survive along with Renee, the boy and the girl. But sadly the Fireman dies like in the last 5 pages. See you on the next book!!! 12mo
danibolahood Thank Goodness for @Reggie lol. I swear I read the whole thing but I can not remember anything about who survived or what happened at the end 12mo
ephemeralwaltz @danibolahood 😂😂😂😂 12mo
ephemeralwaltz @Reggie aww that's too bad about the Fireman :( 12mo
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sprainedbrain
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I can‘t think of a single thing that I didn‘t like about this book, and I‘m not sure what took me so long to get to it. I loved the premise, the writing is solid, the characters are fantastic, and the story just flows along in such a way that it was very hard to stop listening. 🔥

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

rjsthumbelina I listened to it on audio - I agree. I thought it was a little too drawn out in some places, but overall it was a great read. I read it over a year ago and still think about it! Plus, Kate Mulgrew reads it, and she's phenomenal 13mo
Readingismyescape I love to listen to Kate Mulgrew read. 13mo
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RedbagReadbooks
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4/5🔥. I really enjoyed this book. It was exactly what I needed.

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Litpixie
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Book six of Halloween reading. Finished The Night Circus last night and was blown away by the book. Last year I read The Heart - Shaped Box and creepied out by the book.

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TorieStorieS
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What a riveting listen!!! This kicks off my first Spooky read of October - and I couldn‘t stop listening to this one at all- I gasped out loud, startled my loved ones and could barely #AudioColor through the thrills! I‘m going to have to re-read NOS4RTU to see which of his books I like the best... it‘s a tough call between the two!!

Texreader Oh you did such a good job!! ❤️💜❤️💜 13mo
TorieStorieS Thanks, @Texreader!!!!! 13mo
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ephemeralwaltz
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Late-night reading this #chunkster about a virus that threatens #AllThePeopleInTheWorld to spontaneously combust...what?! I'm reading this for my #HorrorPost bookclub #ScreamsByMail and this was selected by the lovely @GatheringBooks. I'm 300 pages in and enjoying it but I have to admit I'm sensing a few issues. A plot-driven absorbing read is just what I need to plough through my cold, though!

#SeptemberDanes @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja

vivastory I hope you feel better soon! 14mo
Samplergal I‘ve been listening to it. It‘s a long one for sure. I think some of it could have been edited out. Jmho 14mo
Kalalalatja Feel better soon! 14mo
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ephemeralwaltz @Samplergal I'm feeling the same way.. 14mo
GatheringBooks oh too bad you are not feeling well - i hope it‘s not a symptom of the fireman virus? 🤞🏼🤣😍📚🧚🏼‍♀️ 13mo
ephemeralwaltz @GatheringBooks HAHA oh dear I hope not!! 😂😂 13mo
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RachelAmphlett
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Lexeegee Loved this book! 14mo
Velvetfur Is that...a saluki?? He or she is beautiful! ❤ 14mo
Decalino Joe Hill is amazing. 14mo
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minkyb I really liked this. Hope you do! 14mo
RachelAmphlett @Lexeegee I‘ve been meaning to read it for ages! 14mo
RachelAmphlett @Velvetfur that‘s right, he is - Floyd moved to England with us when we came back 4 weeks ago 14mo
RachelAmphlett @Decalino first one of his that I‘ve read but he‘s got a great turn of phrase 14mo
RachelAmphlett @minkyb thank you; it‘s off to a great start! 14mo
Velvetfur @RachelAmphlett Aaww I love salukis, so beautiful and pretty! 😍 14mo
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ephemeralwaltz
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I have a #fascination with the generosity of Littens!! The latest installment of #screamsbymail is here with a lovely additional surprise from @danibolahood 😍 You really didn't have to! Thank you so much again. This one is THICK (and @reggie re-read this one just for the bookclub!) but I'm going to try to get to it ASAP.

#SeptemberDanes @Kalalalatja @Cinfhen

BookishTrish ❤️ 14mo
Kalalalatja Littens really are the best ❤️❤️ 14mo
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Cinfhen My thoughts EXACTLY @Kalalalatja 14mo
Cinfhen And that tote!!! 😍😍😍 14mo
Reggie That tote is awesome. 14mo
danibolahood Yay! I'm so glad you like it ❤️ 14mo
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