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britt_brooke
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DAY 1: This #AmericanHorror took place not far from where I live. According to local lore, in the early 19th century, a shapeshifting poltergeist know as The Bell Witch tormented the Bell family, eventually killing the father. I don‘t do ghost stories, but I‘ve heard this book is pretty good. It‘s the basis for the 2005 film An American Haunting.

#NoFemmeber

Cinfhen I‘m totally intrigued #stacked 10mo
Tamra Fun! 10mo
JennyM Sounds super spooky! 10mo
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Billypar Nice one! I remember seeing American Haunting in the theater- pretty scary from what I can remember 👻😱 10mo
britt_brooke @Billypar I‘m too chicken for the book and movie. 🙈 10mo
Reviewsbylola Oooooh this sounds good! 10mo
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rubyslippersreads
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These two actresses from #americanhorror classic #DarkShadows have become authors of fiction and non-fiction based on the show. #NoFemmeber

Cinfhen Sooo cool!! I don‘t recognize either actress 🙈 10mo
zsuzsanna_reads Before I looked properly I thought the candle was a lightsabre 🤦😬😂😂😂 10mo
JennyM @zsuzsanna_reads lol 😆 10mo
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rubyslippersreads @Cinfhen Kathryn Leigh Scott (right) played Josette, Maggie, and several other characters. She also wrote the tagged book, along with other DS nonfiction and a fun novel about a fictional version of the show, 10mo
rubyslippersreads @Cinfhen Lara Parker (left) played the witch Angelique and has written several novels based on the series, including 10mo
rubyslippersreads @zsuzsanna_reads @JennyM A Dark Shadows/Star Wars mash-up! 😂😂😂 10mo
Billypar So interesting! I feel like now you hear about a decent amount of writers who act in what they write (or could be said the other way), but seems like an arrangement that was less common then. 10mo
HOTPock3tt Angelique!! 😍I loved her in dark shadows 10mo
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Mdargusch
After the Flood | Robert Polidori
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Katrina was an #americanhorror that effected our family. The photos in this amazing book still haunt me.
#nofemmeber

GypsyKat My name is Katrina, and when Hurricane Katrina hit I was working in a call center. The rule there was that you had to answer the phone using your real first name, no nicknames etc. After three people burst into tears at the sound of my name, I got special permission to answer the phone as “Kat” from then on. 😕 10mo
Cinfhen Book looks amazing but I‘m sure the photos are devastating 😔 10mo
Mdargusch Very interesting story @GypsyKat and that obviously left an impression on you. 10mo
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Mdargusch Very sad @Cinfhen and the images in my head of what the city and surrounding area looked like when @emilyhaldi moved back 4months later will be with me forever. 10mo
GypsyKat @Mdargusch It definitely left an impression. It was such a sad time for so many people. 10mo
Billypar I'm always amazed at how much can be communicated through a well- photographed image. I can definitely see how it could take you right back to a horrific event like Katrina. 10mo
emilyhaldi And I just found the photo album of all the photos we took after coming back to the city!🙃 10mo
Mdargusch I was wondering where those photos were @emilyhaldi 10mo
Reviewsbylola Awesome choice. 10mo
Reviewsbylola I need to look through this next time I‘m over. 10mo
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GripLitGrl
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Cinfhen Haven‘t seen the series but those images are bonkers!!! Love it❣️❣️❣️ 10mo
GripLitGrl @Cinfhen it's such a good show & definitely bonkers👍 10mo
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TrishB
'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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#americanhorror #NoFemmeber
My first experience of American horror was King, still one of my favs.

Cinfhen He‘s the king for a reason 😉 10mo
Billypar Nice!🦇👌 This was going to be my seasonal pick for this Halloween- it just happened that the bookstore I was at didn't have it, so I picked up Straub's Ghost Story instead. Maybe next year! 10mo
KTOHARA Ghost Story was terrific! I read it a LONG time ago! Enjoy! 10mo
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candority
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The first book that came to mind for #AmericanHorror.

#NoFemmeber

Cinfhen Brilliant read and choice for today‘s prompt 😊 10mo
TheWordJar I love true crime, but this is “the one” and I‘ve never read it. It‘s not one I want to check out from the library (I‘m convinced I‘ll go on some government watch list!), and I‘m not sure I want to buy it either. 😐 But a perfect pick for the prompt! 10mo
candority @TheWordJar I haven‘t read it either! I picked it up at a thrift store, so there‘s no way for the government to track me 👀😂 10mo
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TheWordJar @candority And that‘s the loophole I‘ve been looking for! Brilliant! 😂 10mo
Billypar This is definitely a nightmarish American true crime example- good selection! 10mo
britt_brooke This book is so captivating! And devastating. 10mo
Reviewsbylola Great choice! I definitely was the end of an era in the US. Suddenly the summer of Love took on a sinister quality. 10mo
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KarenUK
The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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@Cinfhen @Billypar #Nofemmeber
I read this amazing book for the first time this year with my bookclub.... It really is an #AmericanHorror story that feels worryingly more relevant than ever... 😱

Cathythoughts Great pic ! I was thinking of this one too 👍🏻 10mo
Cinfhen Clever choice!!! Such a poignant read. Can‘t believe it was written in the 80‘s!!! 10mo
Billypar Yes, speculative horror-story it is! With all of the conversation about it now, I feel like I should reread it: I don't remember enough details to participate in discussions. I just remember the intensity and most shocking moments. 10mo
JennyM Perfect pick, and such a good read 10mo
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JennyM
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#NoFemmeber #AmericanHorror

Vegemite, totally Australian, totally an acquired taste, and often will induce an #AmericanHorror when given it to eat 😬

CarolynM 😂😂😂 That's because they try eating it by the spoonful! 10mo
Billypar I tried it once in 10th grade in my World Cultures class. I did have that reaction, lol- maybe because of what @CarolynM mentioned though! 😂 10mo
Tashreads 😂😂😂 10mo
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julesG @CarolynM @Billypar - Lesson one when approaching Marmite and/or Vegemite: Do not use a spoon! My introduction to ~mite was warm toast with butter and a "sigh" of ~mite on top. ? My son though, he dug into the jar with his toddler fingers. 10mo
Cinfhen Hahaha ~ I heard it‘s gross 😖😣 10mo
BarbaraBB Is it like the English marmite? I tried that once 😱 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm What @BarbaraBB asked ☝️. Our family like Marmite and Bovril 😋, is Vegemite anything like that? 10mo
BooknerdsLife @CarolynM IKR 🤣 10mo
BooknerdsLife @erzascarletbookgasm it's very similar. Salty with similar taste. 10mo
BooknerdsLife I didn't like Vegemite at first while my daughter loves it (kids here eat it since they were little at kindergarten)...But I did grow to like it. The trick is to eat it with buttered toast and only spread a thin layer of it. 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ah thanks, @BooknerdsLife . I think I‘ll like it then. 😊 We eat Marmite and Bovril with toast (not buttered!) and put them in porridge and oats. Yum! 10mo
BooknerdsLife @erzascarletbookgasm Ah... I remember eating Bovril with porridge when I was little and loved it too 😍 Didn't know you eat them on toast without butter tho! 😲 10mo
britt_brooke 😆 I like it, but a little goes a long way! 10mo
JennyM @julesG so true!! 🤣 10mo
JennyM @CarolynM 😆 10mo
CarolynM @julesg You got it🙂 10mo
Billypar @julesG I'm just really loving the phrase "a sigh of -mite" If you ever write a book, you should work that in! 10mo
julesG @Billypar Thanks. I'll keep it in mind. 😉 10mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
Columbine | Dave Cullen
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According to a recent report, a total of 65 shootings were reported on school campuses in 2017. The number of school shootings in 2018 now matches last year's total.

https://www.abc15.com/news/data/school-shootings-in-u-s-when-where-each-shooting...

This book is an account of the Columbine High School massacre and gives a deeper understanding of what drove the boys to kill.

#AmericanHorror #NoFemmeber

Emilymdxn I‘ve been really wanting to read this, heard it was a very important book 10mo
laurenbescoby It just keeps getting worse. Heartbreaking. 10mo
Reecaspieces This book is outstanding 10mo
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Billypar Wow...I had no idea that count is so high for this year. So much heartbreak, year after year since Columbine. 10mo
AmyG Thank you, lovely, for your horror postcard which perfectly arrived yesterday..on Halloween. 😘 And...I have this on my pile to read. I‘ve read the Sue Klebold book....which I may never get over. Incredible book. 10mo
Cathythoughts Stacking 👍🏻 10mo
Moray_Reads Truly horrifying, I can't believe this is still happening so frequently 10mo
Kalalalatja 💔💔💔💔 it is unbelievable, horrifying, heartbreaking 10mo
Butterflyamore That was a such an emotional read. Dave Cullen did a really good job. 10mo
Cinfhen I read the Mom‘s memoir this year ~ it was brutal to read 10mo
BarbaraBB Good choice. It is something American that‘s real horror. 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ah, so glad for the perfect timing @AmyG ! I‘ll look out for the Sue Klebold book @Cinfhen . 10mo
britt_brooke I want to read this, but school shootings are a major trigger for me. I just can‘t do it. 😩 Dec 1 is the 21st anniversary of the shooting at my rural KY high school. I was 16. I can‘t even deal with how rampant this has become. 10mo
Reviewsbylola I know @britt_brooke. We had to hold our Halloween parade inside yesterday due to rain and I‘m not going to lie, the thought crossed my mind that this would be the perfect opportunity for a sicko to commit an atrocity like this. We shouldn‘t have to worry about these types of things and it‘s sickening. 10mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola Those thoughts always come to me in crowded situations. I hate it. 10mo
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Librarybelle
The Stepford Wives | Ira Levin
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This is an #AmericanHorror story that I read earlier this year and one that arguably could happen to some degree in real life. The similarities to today‘s society certainly gave me pause. More creepy than horror, but a definitely social commentary for 1970s US society. #NoFemmeber

Billypar Yes...perfect choice ☺️ I've only seen the movie but I enjoyed that and really want to try this and other Levin novels. 10mo
Cathythoughts Loved this book ! Great pic 👍🏻 10mo
Librarybelle Hope you have a chance to try them soon, @Billypar ! 10mo
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Cinfhen Great pick 🤖 10mo
Mdargusch Great choice! 10mo
batsy Such a good pick 👍🏽 10mo
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