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Joined January 2018

"All the reading she had done had given her a view of life they had never seen." Matilda- Roald Dahl
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Dark Hollow | John Connolly
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Time to watch a childhood favorite while I start the second Charlie Parker book.

Anyone else remember this movie?

#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft I forgot all about that movie! 13h
flying_monkeys Love this! I immediately think of the scene/montage where they're putting cat food in the sandwich and replacing apple juice with, err, not apple juice 😂 5h
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Mehso-so

The creepiest thing about this story was the cover. #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

It says right on the cover that it's a ghost story, but after finishing it I am not sure why. The writing was good, but I went in expecting a haunting tale and it just wasn't that.

4thhouseontheleft Too bad it disappointed, it definitely is a creepy cover. 13h
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This was a random pick from my local library recently. Although most of it I knew already about King, I still enjoyed the book. It was well researched and written in an entertaining, informative style without too much fluff.

If you're a fan of this author, or curious to know more about the man behind the curtain, give this book a try.

#screamathon #screamathonphotochallenge #Haunted @4thhouseontheleft

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The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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One of my favorite books and authors. 💀

No one does #witchy as well as the Grand High Witch.

#screamathonphotochallenge Day 19. @4thhouseontheleft

Linsy True! 2d
Jee_HookedOnBookz I love Roald Dahl! 1d
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I'm rereading this one so I can finally finish up this series. Charlie Parker is one of my favorite characters and this dark, twisty, gruesome book is an excellent start to the series.

Yes, this book is vivid and violent, but it is so well written and you'll find yourself attached to the characters as you read.

Parker is searching for his wife and daughter's murderer and he will stop at nothing to get justice.

#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft That's a good quote! 2d
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Mehso-so

Finished up this audiobook today for #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

I've never listened to the podcast, but I'm definitely going to check it out now.

The story happens before the events of the podcast and it is told from two different perspectives. The government is covering up something and one girl is on a journey to uncover the truth so she can piece together her family's history.

Enjoyable and a little creepy, but not quite a pick for me.

BarbaraBB I bailed on the podcast and was hesitant to read the book, but I guess I don‘t now! 2d
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My absolute favorite #monster book. 💚 If you've never read this, find a kid and read it with them today.

#screamathonphotochallenge Day 18. @4thhouseontheleft

Bookwormjillk Best read out loud ever! 3d
Jee_HookedOnBookz Just read it to my LO last night! 💕 3d
laurenslibrary This was one of my favorite books as a kid! 2d
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Zoes_Human When I was little my dad would read this with me, and when it was time to turn that last page, the one with bricks, he could never get it turned until I grabbed hold of his arm and pulled real hard too. 💕 2d
Addison_Reads @Zoes_Human @Bookwormjillk @Jee_HookedOnBookz @laurenslibrary I love how one book holds so many memories for so many people. 💜 2d
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Zoes_Human lolol I did the same with my kiddo too! 😁 2d
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Zoes_Human then she said let me do it. I've got strong arms. She took the book from me and turned the page herself. Then she said, see 2d
Jee_HookedOnBookz See?? 😅🤣🤣🤣 2d
readordierachel Best book 💙 My daughter loves it, too. 1d
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Dark Harvest | Norman Partridge
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#screamathonphotochallenge Day 17. #Pumpkins @4thhouseontheleft

This is a very well written book. I read it several years ago and the story is still very vivid in my mind. This town certainly has a unique, and twisted, tradition with pumpkins.

Bookwormjillk Good one! 4d
flying_monkeys Great minds thinks alike 🤓 I chose this one for today too. 3d
Reggie I liked this one a lot but it was so sad. 3d
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Gilchrist | Christian Galacar
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In the town of Gilchrist, which is a little reminiscent of Stephen King's Derry, bad things happen. A couple grieving the loss of their son come to Gilchrist to heal, but the evil that lurks beneath the damp soil of this small town has other plans for them.

Yes, this book does leave some things unexplained, but it's a creepy horror filled mess all the way to the end.

#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft Great review! 2d
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Anna and the Apocalypse | Katharine Turner, Barry Waldo
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Mehso-so

I just finished this as an audiobook and it was just okay. Apparently it is also a movie; I will definitely check that out. As I was listening to it I kept thinking, "this reads more like a movie." Now I know why since the book came after.

It was a quick, quirky read, but I never reached the point where I felt connected to the characters.

Book 13 for my #screamathon totals. @4thhouseontheleft

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Bag Of Bones: A Novel | Stephen King
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One of my favorite King books, and I love this cover design. 💚

#Skeletons play a big part in the creepy events that happen in this novel as the main character seeks to find answers to the tragedies of the past.

#screamathonphotochallenge Day 16. @4thhouseontheleft

Reggie I don‘t know if it was just timing when I read this, but this is my least favorite of his. 🤔 4d
Reggie And when I was reading it everyone was saying it was his best. 4d
Addison_Reads @Reggie you're not alone. ☺ I know several King fans who don't like this one. They felt it was too slow and just not very engaging. Did you feel the same about it? My least favorite is probably Tommyknockers, but it's been years since I read it so I should probably give it another shot one day. 4d
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Gilchrist | Christian Galacar
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My current #screamathon reads that I hope to finish today. @4thhouseontheleft

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The Sandman Omnibus | Neil Gaiman
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One of my favorite graphic novels features Death and without his #mask he's unable to keep the world around him in balance.

Great read if you enjoy dark and gritty.
#screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

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A Taste for Monsters | Matthew J. Kirby
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Another book finished for #screamathon 👻 @4thhouseontheleft

Historic fiction mixed with a bit of mystery and a closer look at human nature in regards to people who are different.

Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the streets and poor Evelyn finds herself dealing with the ghosts of his victims while also caring for the Elephant Man.

It was a bit slow at first, but it does pick up. Great spooky read. 👻

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I love this video game, so I decided to try out the graphic novels. I was geeking out when I saw this Stan Sakai variant cover at the end. 💚

The story was good, although I feel I had an advantage from the game. The Witcher finds himself trapped in a House of Glass in the midst of a haunted wood. The use of stained glass to tell the story was a fun touch. I'll definitely read more.

Book 11 for my #screamathon totals. @4thhouseontheleft

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The Institute | Stephen King
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I finally had time today to finish this one. Wow! Excellent example of how great King is at weaving a wonderful story that leaves you feeling like you've lost a friend once you turn the last page. It is reminiscent of Firestarter, which made me like it more. 💚

This makes book 10 for #screamathon. @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft Fire starter is one of my favorites, so good to know! 6d
AmyG I am almost halfway through. Agree....he is such a good storyteller. I am trying to savor this book. And I keep picturing the kids as the Stranger Things kids....🤣 6d
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I recently saw this play, which is what reminded me that this book was #orangeandblack. One of my favorite books, and it also makes an excellent theater experience if you ever get the chance. #screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft Day 14.

rachelm This play was amazing. The set design!! 7d
Addison_Reads @rachelm yes! I loved the set. It was so perfect for the story. 💚 6d
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Cycle of the Werewolf | Stephen King
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Bernie Wrightson's illustrations in King's Cycle of the Werewolf are really well done.

#screamathonphotochallenge Day 13. @4thhouseontheleft

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The Eyes of the Dragon | Stephen King
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One of my favorite King books features #poison as a method of killing.

#screamathonphotochallenge Day 12. @4thhouseontheleft

JoyBlue It‘s one of my fave King books, too! 🖤 1w
Addison_Reads @JoyBlue this is a King book I introduce non-King readers too who think he only writes about scary clowns. 😉 1w
JoyBlue @Addison_Reads Perfect! I was one of those people, but this isn‘t the book that did it for me (might have been Joyland—I don‘t remember.) (edited) 1w
4thhouseontheleft That‘s a great illustration! ☠️ 🧪 1w
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Although this one isn't a scary book, it does deal with death. My mom read this to me as a kid when my grandpa got sick to help me understand that death is just a natural process that we all will go through one day. #AutumnLeaves always make me think about this book.

#screamathonphotochallenge Day 11. @4thhouseontheleft

ImperfectCJ I've always liked this one. 1w
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The Institute | Stephen King
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Drizzly morning here in East Texas, and the temperature dropped from 85 yesterday to 45 this morning with a nice cool breeze. I'm out on my back porch enjoying it while the rest of my house still sleeps.

This book is very good so far. I'm only at the half-way point, but I can't wait to see what happens next. 💚

Who else is reading this one for #screamathon ? @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft I#this book is popping up a lot on Litsy this month! 🔥 1w
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The Bus on Thursday | Shirley Barrett
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Book 9 finished for #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

First off, I'm not sure why this is listed in the horror genre. It started out interesting and even though the main character was unpredictable and neurotic, I was enjoying it. Then she moves to a small town where the last school teacher mysteriously disappeared, and this story starts falling apart. Sadly, the ending didn't help and just left me frustrated.

readordierachel I just read this too! Felt the same about the ending. 1w
RealBooks4ever Oh no! I was looking forward to reading this! ☹️ 1w
4thhouseontheleft That‘s too bad! 1w
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Downtown Owl: A Novel | Chuck Klosterman
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#ReadingUSA2019 #NorthDakota @Librarybelle

This book took me by surprise. What starts out as just a book about people in a small town, quickly develops into a complex look into the inner dreams and anxieties of individuals who are shaped by the people, and the town of Owl. Such a witty, honest, unpredictable read and I'm glad I finally read it.

I will definitely check out other books by this author.

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Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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One of my favorite books involving the circus and #scaryclowns.

#screamathonphotochallenge Day 10. @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft 🖤🤡🧡 1w
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Beetlejuice | Tim Burton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis
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I am ashamed to admit that I've never seen this movie. My local cinema is playing it tonight though and I plan on being there. 🎃

Every week here they are playing a different Halloween movie, so I'll get to enjoy Clue, Gremlins, Beetlejuice, and Nightmare on Elm Street all on the big screen. I'm pretty excited.

#screamathonphotochallenge Day 9. #HallowenMovie @4thhouseontheleft

wanderinglynn The movie is so fun! Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn) has some hysterical lines! 😂 2w
Addison_Reads @wanderinglynn She was my favorite character in the movie. I'm glad I finally watched it. 1w
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Rage Becomes Her | Soraya Chemaly
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This is a #mustread. Such a great book with tons of information for everyone, not just women.

I listened to this on audiobook and when I finished I immediately ordered a print copy so that I can read it again and take notes.

Hooked_on_books This has been sitting in my “soon” TBR area for a while. I look forward to it. I loved 2w
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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

Book 8 finished for #screamathon. 🎃 @4thhouseontheleft

This was a fun book about vampires, with some interesting changes to the typical vampire tale. Although I read lots of YA books, this one to me just didn't quite work. I'm sure a teen would disagree and love the teenage romance aspect, but it and the teen angst started to get on my nerves toward the end.

4thhouseontheleft 🧡👻🖤 1w
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My First Halloween | Tomie DePaola
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Thanks for the tag @Crazeedi

1. Chocolate candy
2. Witches
3. Treat
4. Scary movie
5. Zombies
6. Hand out candy
7. Corn maze
8. Funny Costume
9. Pumpkin pie
10. Walk alone in a dark first
11. Black cats
12. Hot Chocolate
13. Celebrate in my neighborhood...preferably At home.😁

Feel free to play if you haven't yet. 🍁🎃👻

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Poe definitely writes stories that are classified as #creepy and the one that was always the creepiest for me was Masque of the Red Death, especially now at Halloween 🎃 you never know who, or what, might be hiding behind those masks. 😱

#screamathonphotochallenge Day 7. @4thhouseontheleft

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Gremlins | George Gipe
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Impromptu read from my shelves because my local cinema will be playing it next Sunday and I plan on going to watch it again. 💚

I bought this for pure nostalgia purposes a few years ago, but I never read it. #screamathon was the perfect chance to revisit my childhood with this little gem.

It was a fun read with a few extra details not in the movie.

@4thhouseontheleft

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Blue Lonesome | Bill Pronzini
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Mehso-so

#readingusa2019 #nevada @Librarybelle
#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft Book 6.

Psychological thriller about a man trying to find out what drove a woman to take her own life. He travels to the desert in Nevada to unearth her past and a small town's buried secrets.

Overall the story was good, but then the author tossed in a romance aspect at the end that just felt forced to me and messed up the ending.

Librarybelle That‘s a shame! 2w
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Dolores Claiborne | Stephen King
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One of my favorite books and movies. Also, a justifiable #murder in my opinion.

#screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

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Rage Becomes Her | Soraya Chemaly
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Listening to this non-fiction book today while working. So many important points have already been made and I'm only an hour into the book. Very thought provoking so far.

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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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With 2 of my cats being all black, and one black and white, chances are good I have a black cat close by when reading 😁

#screamathonphotochallenge Day 5.

4thhouseontheleft 😻 😻 2w
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Book 4 and 5 finished up for #screamathon 👻 @4thhouseontheleft

I read these when I was in the 3rd grade and I've loved them since then. I decided it was time for a re-read. They are so much fun to read aloud with kids, and even adults. The illustrations are still some of the creepiest things I've ever seen.

Excellent Halloween fun!

4thhouseontheleft I plan on re-reading these at some point too! 2w
Mama_Wolf2015 I remember getting these out of the library a few times when I was younger! 2w
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#screamathonphotochallenge Day 4. Urban Legend @4thhouseontheleft

High Beams is that urban legend I've heard my whole life. The story always changes a bit depending on where you are and who is telling it though.

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Mehso-so

Book 3 finished for #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

This was my local bookclub's pick this month. The writing is very well done. Once I was finished though I just felt underwhelmed by it all. I started out thinking I would love it, however, I just never really connected to any of the characters.

MrBook I felt the same way at the end. 2w
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Stephen King's Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead | Stephen King, Peter David, Robin Furth, Richard Isanove
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#screamathonphotochallenge #tarotreading @4thhouseontheleft

Day 3. I instantly thought of this well done graphic novel when I saw today's prompt. The Sorcerer in King's story has his own set of tarot cards he uses to try and bend people to his will.

4thhouseontheleft The illustrations look fantastic! 2w
Sace Gorgeous! 2w
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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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Book 2 finished for #screamathon. 🎃 @4thhouseontheleft

This was almost a so-so because the end felt disjointed and unfinished. However, the rest of the story was creepy and unique, so for that it's a pick. I loved that almost all of the characters were female too.

I love the cover art on this one too. It's amazing!

Caroline2 Such a cool cover! 😯 3w
4thhouseontheleft You're on a roll! That cover art is very cool. 2w
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Starting this audiobook today for my local library's bookclub. It has some magic/supernatural tones to it, so I guess that makes it part of my #screamathon reads as well. 🍁

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#screamathonphotochallenge #ghosts Day 2.
@4thhouseontheleft

This book was the first I thought of with today's prompt. I read this a couple years ago and I still remember it very well. Great book about a girl possessed that will leave you guessing with every page turn.

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Those Across the River | Christopher Buehlman
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#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

I finished up my first audiobook for this reading challenge. It was a random pick from the Horror section on Overdrive.

The story had an intriguing premise with a town being threatened by something, or someone, living across the river from the town. Parts of it were creepy, other parts felt rushed and weird.

Not a bad book, just not quite a pick for me.

4thhouseontheleft 🙌🏽👻🦇 3w
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The Institute | Stephen King
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#screamathon #screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

My TBR for one of my favorite challenges here on Litsy. 👻

My goal is 25 books with 5 being audiobooks. I don't have those picked out yet since I'll just use whatever is available through Overdrive. 🎃

Happy Spooky Reading Everyone! 🎈

4thhouseontheleft Aww, I love that Screamathon is a favorite of yours! Your stack is AMAZING. I need to reread the Scary Stories books! 3w
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We'll Fly Away | Bryan Bliss
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A great reading month for me with some really good books.

I finished my #NonFiction2019 challenge and made a little progress on my other reading challenges.

Now it's time for spooky reads and cooler weather. 👻🍁

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Of all the books I've read, I have never read Lolita. Now that I've read this book though I may have to try reading the fiction novel.

Be warned, this book is not for everyone. Although it is not graphic in the acts of abuse, there are many references, which made it hard at times to read. I couldn't put it down though; I had to find out what happened with Sally. The fact that Nabovkov denies using the case to write his book intrigued me too.

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This book almost reads like two separate books. The first part being a true crime story about Reverend Maxwell and the mysterious death of his family members. The second part a biography on Harper Lee.

I did enjoy this book, but it was different than I expected. I thought there would be more emphasis on Lee's involvement in the case, instead we receive more of a background on the lawyer involved.

Still an informative read though.

Hooked_on_books I agree about it being different from expected, but I also liked it. I listened to it on audio and don‘t know if there were pictures in the book. Is that Maxwell? Just goes to show you can‘t tell about people. He looks totally trustworthy to me and he definitely was not! 3w
Addison_Reads @Hooked_on_books I listened to the audiobook as well, but I was curious what he looked like so I found this online. I agree with you too, he does appear trustworthy. Looks can be deceiving, especially in his case. 3w
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Little Boy Lost | J D Trafford
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#ReadingUSA2019 #Missouri @Librarybelle

Thriller about a community where young black males are disappearing and the cops don't seem to care enough to look into what's happening. The story has a few other plots going on as well, such as a homeless man being targeted by the cops, and a young girl being bullied at school.

I loved the book for its stance on racial issues present in today's society, but the writing was a bit dry and predictable.

Librarybelle Good job checking off another state! 3w
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Firestarter | Stephen King
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I found this artwork online and really liked it. 💚

This was a re-read for me, but it's been a long time since I traveled with Charlie. I think I loved it more this time around.

Reading King is like talking with an old friend to me, and Charlie is easily one of my favorite literary characters. She's such a complex character who is just struggling to deal with a life she didn't choose.

Leftcoastzen That‘s neat! 3w
Kammbia1 I just got this novel today and will read it on my vacation next week. 1w
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While you're reading scary books for #screamathon why not join in the creepy photo fun too? #screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft Yay! Thanks for sharing! 👻🎃🙌🏽 3w
xxjenadanxx This looks fun!! 3w
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