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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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“The place didn‘t feel haunted, or ominous, or #spooky. Not after the mines, not after the bowels of the earth. It looked diaphanous in comparison.” #QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead #GiveAScaryBook

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Still Life with Crows | Douglas J Preston
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“He stopped just outside the circle of lights. Here, buried in the sea of corn, the murmur of the voices, the faint hum of the generator, and the #bizarre violence of the crime scene seemed far away. A breeze came drifting past, only a slight movement of the muggy air, but it set the corn around him swaying and rustling.” #QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead #GiveAScaryBook

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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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“In the distance a dog barked, soundtrack of an #indolent summer day.” #QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead #GiveAScaryBook

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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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“Fawn nodded enthusiastically. She held Mimi by the arm—something Mom had made. The yellow #yarn hair was matted now, the fabric on her hands and feet worn through and patched in places. She had a carefully stitched smile that always kind of creeped Ruthie out and reminded her of a scar, or of lips sewn closed to keep the thing quiet. Mimi was always whispering to Fawn, telling her secrets.” #QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead #GiveAScaryBook

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Mongrels: A Novel | Stephen Graham Jones
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Grandpa said, rubbing at his jaw, “it‘s because when you change back to like we are now, it‘s always like you just shaved. Even if you had a full-on mountain-man #beard the day before.” He made a show of taking in Darren‘s smooth jawline then, got me to look too. “Babyface. That‘s what you always call a werewolf who was out getting in six different kinds of trouble the night before. That‘s how you know what they‘ve been doing.” #QuotsyOct19

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Cujo | Stephen King
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On the last day of June, Donna Trenton came back from downtown Castle Rock (the locals called it “downstreet,” but at least she hadn't picked up that particular Maine-ism yet), where she had dropped Tad off at his afternoon daycamp & picked up a few groceries at the Agway Market.She was hot and tired, & the sight of Steve Kemp's battered Ford Econoline van with the #gaudy desert murals painted on the sides suddenly turned her furious. #QuotsyOct19

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Carrie | Stephen King
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“I don't like to be tricked,” she said softly, and lowered her head. She hesitated for just a second and then passed him by. She stopped and turned and he suddenly saw #dignity in her, something so natural that he doubted if she was even aware of it. “Do You People think you can just go on tricking me forever? I know who you go around with.” #QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead #GiveAScaryBook

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The Ballad of Black Tom | Victor LaValle
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Every year for the past 10 years I give my daughter scary books for Halloween, this is one of this years picks #AllHallowsRead #GiveAScaryBook
I guess I‘ll reread some Lovecraft before diving in.

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The Fisherman | John Langan
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Every year for the past 10 years I give my daughter scary books for Halloween, this is one of this years picks #AllHallowsRead #GiveAScaryBook
I can‘t wait to read it when she‘s done.

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“It made me nervous though, because it was a scary job. I was going to learn how to protect farms and villages from things that go bump in the night. Dealing with ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties would be all in a day‘s work. That‘s what the Spook did, and I was going to be his #apprentice.” #QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead #GiveAScaryBook

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Bonechiller | Graham McNamee
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“A minute passes in shocked silence as we watch the fire eat its way through the store. “We gotta get out of here,” Ash says. But Pike doesn‘t move, hypnotized by the blaze. Black smoke leaks out through cracks around the door. The place is going up fast, the flames #feasting on the old wooden building. Now a shadow moves past one of the windows in the apartment above.” #feast #QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead #GiveAScaryBook

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Heart-Shaped Box | Joe Hill
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“He read about the Borley rectory, about contacting spirit companions by way of the Ouija board, and about the alchemical uses of menstrual blood, his eyes going in and out of focus, and then he was flinging books, lashing them about the studio. Every word was crap. Demons and familiars and #enchanted circles and the magical benefits of piss. One volume swept a lamp off his desk with a crash. Another hit a framed platinum record.” #QuotsyOct19

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Present at a Hanging | Ambrose Bierce
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“As he came to a little bridge across a dry ravine he saw the figure of a man standing upon it, clearly outlined against the gray background of a misty forest. The man had something strapped on his back and carried a heavy stick-obviously an itinerant peddler. His attitude had in it a suggestion of #abstraction, like that of a sleepwalker.” #abstract #GiveAScaryBook #QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead

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The Fire Witness | Lars Kepler
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I‘m heading out of town tomorrow and I can only get this as audio from my library. I guess I‘m gonna take the long way. #TheAudiobookIsLongerThanTheDrive
#BookishProblems

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The Shining | Stephen King
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By noon the craving for a drink had become a low-grade fever. He went to Al‘s. “You dry?” Al asked before letting him in. Al looked horrible. “Bone dry. You look like Lon Chaney in #Phantom of the Opera.”

#QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead #GiveAScaryBook

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“She didn‘t want to be a mere ingredient in Jane‘s poison pot, part of the daily #local stew, she wanted to look out of her window and see miles and miles of empty golden land, dotted with sage, and the tips of the distant mountains a white as vaporous as that of clouds, only coming to a point.”

#QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead #GiveAScaryBook

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Nightmare | Lars Kepler
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I‘m 25% through this second audiobook in the series and have the next two on hold at the library. I‘m planning on a Nordic Noir weekend.

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“On instinct I roll to my right. The shovel misses my throat and buries itself in the sand where my neck used to be. The man stands there slightly off balance, his blade buried very deep in the sand. I fall back on my heels and as he yanks against the handle I raise my hands. “Wait, wait!” I shout at him, and he stops. His grip loosens and he looks at me with an odd and #curious expression. “You‘re…” He pauses. “You‘re not dead,” he finally says.”

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Marjorie stands over Merry‘s bed, hovering over her sister, which clearly recalls the found footage is-it-a-haunted-house-or-demon-possession movie? Paranormal Activity. Both camera angles and lighting are similar. Marjorie is dressed just like Katie, wearing boxers and a tight T-shirt. The Possession spices up the simple #dread of hovering over a sleeping loved one with Marjorie pinching her little sister‘s nose shut. #QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead

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I started listening to this today thru Libby as I was out and about. When I got home tonight I downloaded the ebook from my library and had difficulty finding my place in the book. There are two different translations and I have one on audio and one on ebook. Weird. #BooksInTranslation

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“He begins to drive his shoulder against the wood, his efforts redoubling once he realizes I have followed him out of the bathroom, slithering, slithering, #bone joints cracking and noisy from disuse.” #QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead #GiveAScaryBook

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Ten | Gretchen McNeil
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”As the sound of the ferry‘s engines faded into the distance, Meg felt suddenly isolated. Other than the dull rumble of water and wind, she couldn‘t hear a thing, and there were no signs of life on the distant beach. Meg #shivered. They were alone in the middle of nowhere, their only contact with the outside world retreating into the night.”
#QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead #shiver #GiveAScaryBook

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Not sure if I could not sleep last night so I started this book OR if I could not sleep because I started this book! Undead prophets, changelings, hella creepy toddlers, and zombies 👀
I really enjoyed this! I am defiantly going to read some of his other titles. This book is #notinthedatabaseyet
#AllHallowRead #GiveAScaryBook
https://www.amazon.com/Lies-Prophet-Ike-Hamill-ebook/dp/B007Z8HVR0

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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“Ryan laughs, but there‘s an unmistakable twinge of discomfort in it. “Let‘s assume, for the sake of argument, that everything you just said is true. Or at least that you believe it. The unknown #variable in this story is what you‘ve been working on these last few years. This secret project. What can you tell us about it?” “Nothing.” #QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead #GiveAScaryBook

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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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“One grave in every graveyard belongs to the #ghouls. Wander any graveyard long enough and you will find it—waterstained and bulging, with cracked or broken stone, scraggly grass or rank weeds about it, and a feeling, when you reach it, of abandonment. It may be colder than the other gravestones, too, and the name on the stone is all too often impossible to read. #QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead #ghoul #GiveAScaryBook

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“On April 12th the derelict was sighted; and though apparently deserted, was found upon boarding to contain one survivor in a half-#delirious condition and one man who had evidently been dead for more than a week. The living man was clutching a horrible stone idol of unknown origin, about a foot in height,” - The Call of Cthulhu #QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead #GiveAScaryBook

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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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“Baffled and more or less nonfunctional, he set out toward the former visitor center. In order to avoid bumping into the police he took the trail through the woods, which rose up sharply among a fallow field where the ground #fog silently reflected the moonlight. The subzero temperature of the previous week had been followed by a thaw, and the air was heavy with moisture... After a few minutes he was sorry he had taken the forest trail.”

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“And the revel went whirlingly on, until at length there commenced the sounding of #midnight upon the clock. And then the music ceased,” The Masque of the Red Death. #QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead #GiveAScaryBook

JazzFeathers Great pic 😊 3w
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All the President's Men | Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein
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II. He was later to recall: “I issued two statements in that one year—both on Watergate. . . . Geez, what options did I really have? By this time I was up the #river with these two reporters. I can remember sitting down at the typewriter and writing about thirty statements and then sort of saying, ‘Fuck it, let‘s go stand by our boys.‘”
Footnote on Ben Bradlee
#QuotsySep19

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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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“Then the Hunt for Halliday‘s Easter egg began. That was what saved me, I think. Suddenly I‘d found something worth doing. A dream worth chasing. For the last five years, the Hunt had given me a goal and purpose. A #quest to fulfill. A reason to get up in the morning. Something to look forward to.”
#QuotsySep19

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#BannedBookRecommendation
This is the one and only book I actually had some one rip me a new one because I was reading this to my daughter.
We have read this as a family. Listened to the audiobooks on trips. Of all the books - this book has sparked conversations on friendship, peer-pressure, doing the right thing when no one else is with you, racism, mentorship, outright evil (Voldemort), and concealed evil (Umbridge)
I could go on. and on.

Readergrrl I am glad to hear that you continued to read this despite someone else‘s opinion. I‘ve become convinced that most book banners have never actually read the book they want banned. And, not to stir the pot, but I believe that Harry Potter has taught children much more about friendship, family, compassion, faith in humanity, and morality than some other *ahem* books I‘ve read. 3w
Slajaunie My daughter began to read these when she was in the third grade. People kept telling not to allow her to read them that they encouraged magic and such. I decided to read them myself to find out. I fell in love! We did the midnight releases of the books and movies after that. It was years of shared love of the books for my daughter and me. We had HP parties and dressed up. It was wonderful and I wish I could do it all again with her. 3w
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Talking God | Tony Hillerman
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“I heard he was a real pragmatist. Not a traditional Navajo.” And how about you, Janet Pete? Chee thought. How traditional are you? Do you believe in what Changing Woman taught our #ancestors about the power we are given to heal ourselves? How about you leaving Dinetah and the Sacred Mountains because a white man wants you to keep him happy in Washington? But that was none of his goddamn business.
#ancestor #QuotsySep19

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1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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He knew that in the cubicle next to him the little woman with sandy hair toiled day in, day out, simply at tracking down and deleting from the press the names of people who had been vaporized and were therefore considered never to have existed. There was a certain #fitness in this, since her own husband had been vaporized a couple of years earlier.
#QuotsySep19
#BannedBook

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Winnie the Pooh | A.A. Milne
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“This is Serious,” said Pooh. “I must have an Escape.”
So he took his largest pot of honey and escaped with it to a broad branch of his tree, well above the water, and then he climbed down again and escaped with another pot… and when the whole Escape was finished, there was Pooh sitting on his branch, dangling his legs, and there, beside him, were ten pots of #honey….

#QuotsySep19

julesG ❤️ 4w
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Perks of Being a Wallflower | Stephen Chbosky
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#bannedbook
This is one of my favorites hands down! I identified deeply with this story. It would have been terrible had I not been able to access or read it. I‘ve talked with many of teens using this book as a conversation starter.
#BooksSaveLives

ElizaMarie It‘s one of my favs too :) 1mo
That-Bookish-Hiker My fav too! And the movie is amazing. 1mo
Belle-Bookworm99 Just finished The Perks of being a Wallflower and now it's one of my all time favourite books! And the film was absolutely amazing too ♡ Xxx 3w
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“No sentence has ever been harmed by a series comma, and many a sentence has been improved by one.”

#punctuation
#QuotsySep19

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂Too true! 1mo
readordierachel A thousand times yes 4w
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Looking for Alaska | Green, John
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#BannedBook
This is my favorite John Green novel. My copy of this is also the only John Green book I have that is not signed... so I can lend it.

ElizaMarie I wanted to read this one for banned books week but couldn‘t get it at the library. (I have it on hold). I might hit a half-priced bookstore and pick it up soon 1mo
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Two Boys Kissing | David Levithan
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#BannedBook
This is a powerful book. When I first read this I checked it out from the library. I immediately bought a copy so I could lend it.

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Faceless Killers | Henning Mankell
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”Ragged clouds raced across the sky, and the wind was gusting up to gale force. After waking at dawn, Wallander lay in bed for a long time and listened to the wind. When he stepped on the #scale in the bathroom, he saw that he had lost another 2 pounds. This cheered him up so much that when he pulled into the parking lot at the police station he did not have the sense of despondency he‘d been feeling lately.”
#QuotsySep19
#translation

Cathythoughts Love Wallander & Henning Mankell ♥️ 1mo
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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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This is so beautifully written. With vernacular dialogue and lyrical prose she illustrates the story with her words. As soon as I shut this book I wanted to read this all over again.

#PBSGreatAmericanRead
#Florida

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Pemberley Ranch | Jack Caldwell
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Morning quiet time on vacation.
#AustenAdaptation
#Texas

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Ayesha at Last | Uzma Jalaluddin
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A bunch of my library holds came in all at once! This had 4 people waiting so I started it last night before bed. I finished it this morning as I was making coffee.

It is a modern take on Pride and Prejudice with sprinkles of Shakespeare references (Happy dance with jazz hands)
#AustenAdaptation

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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So far I have really enjoyed every pick I have read for Reese Witherspoon‘s #hellosunshine book club. I‘m half-way through this 😳and have now placed past hello sunshine picks on hold.

Megabooks I‘m reading this right now, too. 2mo
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Eggs Benedict Arnold | Laura Childs
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Next up... a cozy mystery with recipes included!

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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My current read for this months book club. I‘m having a hard time putting this down. I have this on audiobook as well and was not annoyed when I got stuck in traffic picking up my dog today. #OneMoreChapter
#Idaho
#nonfiction

MrsMalaprop I‘m reading it for book club too. 👍 2mo
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Lovely Bones | Sebold Alice
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I don‘t think I‘m getting much sleep tonight. I‘m gonna have a hard time putting this down.

Lcsmcat It‘s so good! 2mo
Reagan-reads Loved this, and I thought the movie was pretty decent too (horror of horrors, I know) 2mo
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The Last Book Party | Karen Dukess
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I‘m not sure how I feel about this yet. I think some of the disdain I have for the characters has bled over on my feelings for the book. I almost quit a third of the way through but soldiered on. I‘m glad I finished it. I liked the book - not so much the characters.

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Christinak
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My weekend reading.
#nonfiction #virginia

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This is really cute and I am thoroughly enjoying it.
Gonna have to download the audio to listen while I run around today.
I really don‘t want to put this down.

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