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rohit-sawant
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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One of SK's memorable villains, the demented Mr. Mercedes, Brady Hartsfield is a bona fide #creep. Also a victim of his alcoholic mother's #taintedlove. The role of Deborah Hartsfield could easily have been a generic creepy affair, but Kelly Lynch doesn't get enough credit for really imbuing it with substance, especially in the Deb-centric episode penned by Dennis Lehane. Love how King's characters often inspire empathy despite their depravity.

Mdargusch Nice! I think king has creeps in so many of his books! 2mo
Reviewsbylola One of the King books that I really liked! 2mo
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JillR I‘m reading this right now! 2mo
emilyhaldi Wow so many King books so little time! 😅 2mo
Suet624 Yes to your last line. He‘s so good at it. 2mo
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CrowCAH
Vampire Academy | Richelle Mead
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#AnglophileApril #TaintedLove
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L_MfcZNm7ic

Tainted “blood” love; one of my favorite series, which just happens to have good and bad vampires in it!

Reviewsbylola This series is new to me! 🧛‍♀️ 2mo
emilyhaldi 🖤🖤🖤 2mo
Mdargusch Great choice! 🌹 2mo
CrowCAH @Reviewsbylola it‘s great! The characters are round and interesting, they have great internal and external conflict, and there‘s an underlying mystery. I even recommended the offshoot series 2mo
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Samplergal
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#taintedlove
#anglophileapril


I can‘t think of a more tainted love than this one. I have read just about all the Wallis Simpson books and have come to the conclusion The King was obsessed with this woman and she really didn‘t think he was anything but a meal ticket to the Royal fun. Changing world history and events (likely for the better) rather tainted the Royals for a bit.

Cinfhen She would also work for #creep 😂😂😉 2mo
Samplergal @Cinfhen😉Wait till you see #Creep. 😂😂😂 2mo
Cinfhen Hahahaha !!! Can‘t wait 😜 2mo
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whatshesreadingnow I‘ve been fascinated with the royal family since reading The Gown 😋This looks interesting too 2mo
Samplergal @whatshesreadingnow I actually like my tagged book better. It‘s also good. As I said, I‘m a long time stalker/reader of Mrs. Simpson. I found her old house in Baltimore I‘m so obsessed. 🤪 2mo
Weaponxgirl Was kinda great that it happened, we got better royals for ww2 in the end. 2mo
Mdargusch Good one! I was going to use this book for this prompt but used it for not an #easylover instead! 👍🏼 2mo
Mdargusch I agree @Cinfhen I‘d love to know what he saw in her. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
Samplergal @Weaponxgirl Exactly! I shudder to think that David was in cahoots with Hitler. 2mo
Samplergal @Mdargusch easy lover works. Although having read extensively on her, there is some thought to her lack of sexual feelings. All so over the top weird for sure. @whatshesreadingnow tagged an ARC I‘m trying not to start before the other six due sooner. It‘s looks good. Tagged book does discuss her sexual issues. 😜. Yeah. Obsessed. 😂😂😂 2mo
Reviewsbylola Ok now you‘re making me want to read about her. I definitely knew the King was infatuated with her but I guess I automatically assumed it was a romantic love story and that his feelings were reciprocated! 2mo
emilyhaldi Why haven't I read about her yet?!?! 2mo
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Cinfhen
A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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#AnglophileApril Ok, so my lovely cohost @Mdargusch shared this book yesterday for #TaintedLove but Maurice Swift is my favorite #Creep and I wasn‘t not posting!!!! One of my favorite reads from 2018, John Boyne is quickly becoming an autobuy author!! Thanks to Litsy my list is growing 😜 and now Tainted Love has been replaced with Creep for my day‘s👂🏼🐛🎶❣️😛

Sweettartlaura This definitely turned Boyne into an auto buy for me 👍🏻 2mo
emilyhaldi Ugh he IS a creep 😝😝😝 2mo
Cinfhen And definitely Madeline Miller & Roxane Gay @Sweettartlaura 💜 2mo
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Mamashep Everything Bonte writes is brilliant. 2mo
TrishB Great pick 👍🏻 song stuck in my head already.. 2mo
Kalalalatja Have you read some of Boyne‘s backlist? I don‘t know where to start 😄 2mo
Kalalalatja I have it stacked, it sounds really good! 2mo
Coleen_Nieto @Kalalalatja The Absolutist is very good! 2mo
Mdargusch This book can be used for so many different prompts! Who will be able to resist reading this book now if it has #taintedlove and #creep by its description. 😄 2mo
Reviewsbylola Boyne deserves to be posted daily, no shame in that! 2mo
Cinfhen That‘s the one o keep meaning to find @Coleen_Nieto thanks for the reminder 🙂 2mo
Coleen_Nieto @Cinfhen any time :) 2mo
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gradcat
Double Indemnity | James M. Cain
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#anglophileapril

(Day 7 - #TaintedLove)

*This movie is most definitely an example of “tainted love.” It came from the tagged novella by James M. Cain. It‘s such an oldie but goodie; I highly recommend the movie if you‘ve never seen it.

Palimpsest I adore Barbara Stanwyck (edited) 2mo
gradcat @Palimpsest I know! Wasn‘t she so great? Plus, Fred MacMurray really slays in that role! Who‘d‘ve thunk it—if you ever saw the tv show “My Three Sons”! 2mo
Cinfhen My fabulous cohosts read the book for their family bookclub and all 3 loved the book!!! It‘s still on my #OneDay list 2mo
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emilyhaldi Yes!!!! Cindy is right, we loved this book 🤩 2mo
rretzler Fantastic movie. Still haven‘t read the book - which is unusual for me. 2mo
rretzler 💕 My Three Sons! 2mo
Mdargusch I almost used this book for the prompt too! Perfect! 2mo
Reviewsbylola Loved this book. Cain is awesome. 2mo
kspenmoll Great movie! 2mo
gradcat @Cinfhen You really must read it...then watch the movie...or vice versa...I think either way is fine, so long as you do it, right @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola ? 😂👍 2mo
gradcat @kspenmoll @rretzler I think you can be forgiven for not reading the book in this case, because the movie is just that good. The book is rather short, if I‘m remembering correctly...I believe it‘s a novella. 2mo
gradcat @rretzler I forgot to mention my happiness over someone knowing “My Three Sons!” 😂🥰👍 2mo
rretzler 😂 My Three Sons was one of my favorite shows back in the day! 2mo
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Reviewsbylola
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There‘s a whole lot of #taintedlove goin on in GWTW.

And yes, I realize I use this book way too often for challenges but it just is too fitting too often. 😆😆

#anglophileapril

Cinfhen Great meme!! And yes, GWTW is right up there with Gone Girl, Great Gatsby and The Moomins ( @arlenefinnigan ) 😁💕😜 2mo
emilyhaldi I‘m reading this tagged book right now and just learning that Sylvia Plath had a thing for GWTW!!! Did you know?! Fun fact 🤩 2mo
GypsyKat So fitting! 😂 2mo
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Jamesmelvinmitchell My wife has read this novel 10 or15 times. 2mo
Kalalalatja And every time you post about it, I want to read it more! 2mo
Mdargusch Nice play! 💚 2mo
Reviewsbylola I didn‘t know that! @emilyhaldi 2mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve only read it twice but I‘m not a big rereader so that‘s actually impressive for me. 😂 @Jamesmelvinmitchell 2mo
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fandom_hellspawn99
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For #MyGeneration it was nice to see last night multiple generations together rocking out under one roof 🤘 and as for #TaintedLove I can definitely say that one of the bands, Saving Abel, has a list of songs about tainted love lol

#AnglophileApril @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen

Mdargusch Great collage! 2mo
Cinfhen Love listening to live music 🤘🏽 2mo
emilyhaldi Nice!!! 🎤🎸🎼 2mo
Reviewsbylola Very cool! 2mo
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emilyhaldi
Tender is the Night | F Scott Fitzgerald
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Loving this spring weather 🙌🏻 After some yard work and gardening I can finally enjoy reading on my porch swing! This threeway situation between Nicole & Dick Diver and Rosemary Hoyt has some #taintedlove vibes....
#anglophileapril

Julsmarshall lovely cover! 2mo
Mdargusch Fun! Pretty pansies 💜 2mo
Reviewsbylola I can‘t remember if I‘ve read this one or not but I need to read some more Fitz! 2mo
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Cinfhen Yeah, a three way usually leads to some tainted love 🙄your house looks lovely!!! Love the columns and a porch swing sounds 😇 2mo
emilyhaldi Thanks ☺️😉 @Mdargusch 2mo
rohit-sawant I'm hoping to start with this soon! 2mo
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