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GarthRanzz

Joined June 2017

Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, Ravenclaw Follow me on Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/23135286-scott
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I‘m honestly at a loss for words. When we got home we had some packages waiting in the mail. We had nothing scheduled so I was a bit surprised. But when I opened them the surprised turned into astonishment! My dear friend @TricksyTails had sent me the most lovely assortment of presents!! Seriously floored me! I‘m doubling my efforts to get Alpha (the mug pictured is mine) to part with some chipotle syrup! Thank you Tricksy! I love all of it!

vivastory @TricksyTails is so generous! 12mo
ElishaLovesBooks @TricksyTails is the best!!😍 12mo
GarthRanzz @ElishaLovesBooks @vivastory She is the best of the best! 12mo
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ReadZenRites Awww so nice! 👍🏻 Very cool that a birthday can be unexpectedly fun. As an adult 🎉🎉 12mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 12mo
rohit-sawant How wonderful! 12mo
TricksyTails Yay! Hope you had the bestest birthday! 🤗♥️ 12mo
TricksyTails @vivastory @ElishaLovesBooks Aww you guys are the best! Too kind! Thank you. 😘♥️ 12mo
JoScho Hey Scott just checking in because I haven‘t seen you in here in a while and want to make sure everything is ok. ❤️ 12mo
jfalkens @JoScho have you heard from him? 12mo
JoScho @jfalkens no 😔 12mo
jfalkens @JoScho 😔 12mo
CSeydel Oh my goodness... I was just scrolling along and I thought, hey, you know who I haven‘t seen posting lately? So I came by ... Hopefully he‘s absent for a fun reason. @JoScho @jfalkens 12mo
jfalkens @CSeydel hopefully 🤞🤞🤞🤞 12mo
JoScho @CSeydel @jfalkens he has been active on goodreads and I sent him a message days ago on there but haven‘t gotten a reply. 😔 12mo
jfalkens @JoScho @CSeydel hopefully you'll hear back soon 🤞🤞 12mo
tonyahoswalt Just wanted to stop by and say that I miss your presence here and hope to see you back soon. I hope you're doing okay. 11mo
laurenbescoby Hey, missing you and your posts! Hope you're ok. 10mo
teebe Hey, hope you‘re doing okay. I sent you an email about the travelling book, please check it out and contact me. 9mo
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Poe - Macabre Master | Edgar Allen Poe
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I‘m sorry for my absence the last few days everyone but the girlfriend and I went to Colorado for a long weekend to celebrate our birthdays and didn‘t get home until nearly 3:00AM today. But I came home to the most wonderful presents from the love of my life. I can‘t believe some of the things she found for me, especially the limited edition Poe, Master of the Macabre! It has a blade of grass from his gravesite! So cool! And it‘s number 88 of 200!

BookwormAHN That is cool. And happy belated birthday to the both of you 🥂 12mo
TrishB Sounds cool 👍🏻 happy belated birthday 🎉🎉 12mo
GarthRanzz @BookwormAHN @TrishB Thank you! And you‘re not late. It‘s actually today. 😊 12mo
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TrishB Enjoy the rest of your day 😁🍰 12mo
whatshesreadingnow Wow, that‘s wonderful! Happy Birthday! 🎉 12mo
tournevis That t-shirt is terror inducing. 🤪 12mo
JoScho Happy Birthday Scott! 😊❤️🎉 12mo
ReadZenRites Happy birthday!! 🎉🎂🎁 12mo
Kimberlone I want that Poe coloring book! What a great bday present. Hope you had a good one! 12mo
Jovy Happy birthday! 🍷🍾 12mo
Chellebearss Happy birthday! 🎂 12mo
Gezemice Happy Birthday! I hope you don‘t wear that shirt to work... 12mo
somebooksaround Happy Birthday!! 12mo
GarthRanzz @tournevis LOL I get flack for using my production server all the time. But they refused to set up a dev server for my SharePoint instance at work. I use what‘s available. 😊 12mo
GarthRanzz @JoScho Thank you Jody!! 12mo
GarthRanzz @whatshesreadingnow Thank you Tammy! 12mo
GarthRanzz @ReadZenRites Thanks Danielle! 😊 12mo
GarthRanzz @Kimberlone Thank you Kim! It was fun and chill. I love the colouring book but don‘t want to ruin it! Maybe I‘ll just photocopy the pages. 12mo
GarthRanzz @Gezemice Thanks Marta! And I plan to the next time I actually have to go into the office. 😊 12mo
GarthRanzz @Jovy Thank you Jovy! 12mo
GarthRanzz @josteele Thanks Jordan! 12mo
GarthRanzz @Chellebearss Thanks Chelle! 😊 12mo
Bookladylinda Happy Birthday!!!! 🎂🎉🎂🎉🎂🎉 12mo
GarthRanzz @Bookladylinda Thank you Linda! 12mo
GripLitGrl Wishing you & your girlfriend a very happy birthday!!!🎉🎈🎂 12mo
vivastory Happy Birthday! 🎉🎈🎂📚🤘 12mo
GarthRanzz @GripLitGrl Thank you Marianne! 12mo
GarthRanzz @vivastory Thanks Scott!! 12mo
robinb Happy Birthday! 🎈🎈🎈🎈Sounds like a wonderful trip for the celebrations! 😊 (edited) 12mo
GarthRanzz @robinb Thanks Robin! It was a fun trip! 12mo
rohit-sawant Happy Birthday! 🎂🎉🎉 12mo
jfalkens Happy birthday to both of you!! 12mo
GypsyKat Happy belated birthday! I hope it was awesome! 🎉🎉🎉 12mo
YouReadMyEyes Happy belated birthday! Yay!!!! 12mo
TricksyTails 🤩😍🖤 Ooh! So much awesome Poe! Such lovely gifts! Hope you two had the best birthdays! 🎂🎁🎉 12mo
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#TheGreatLibraryChapterADay

Sorry I‘m late everyone! Totally spaced I had changed the date!

So, we get a glimpse of London, 2025, in a world where The Great Library of Alexandria was never lost. What are your thoughts on our hero, Jess Brightwell and his family? How about the feel of London in this world? Can you already see the differences?

MinDea 😱 I am already behind. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 12mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea Its like 15 pages. You aren‘t behind yet. 😊 12mo
Chellebearss I‘ll read once the littles are snoozing in about 2 hours :-) 12mo
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LibrarianRyan Having not been to London I don't know the differences but it seem barely futuristic and more historical. Also, you might want to hide the questions behind a spoiler like other book groups. Just a suggestion. 12mo
Chellebearss This was a great first chapter. I can see this is going to be hard for me to only read one chapter at a time! I also don‘t know much about present day London but I don‘t imagine the Lions are something we could currently see there 😝 12mo
tonyahoswalt I'm hooked! The differences are right up my alley! 12mo
InLibrisVeritas I think I will join in on this one, if that's okay! 12mo
GarthRanzz @InLibrisVeritas You‘re more than welcome to join along! 12mo
GarthRanzz @tonyahoswalt I always thought it was a great concept. Just wait until you get a wider view of the world. 12mo
GarthRanzz @Chellebearss Not automated metal ones anyway. 😊 It‘s been a while since I read the first one. I have to pace myself as well. 12mo
LibrarianRyan I can't remember if it's in the first chapter but I think it is, but the lions. Makes me think NYPL 12mo
MinDea Ok. So... Sort of already hooked! I have never been to London so I really don't know what it should be like but can only assume this is not currently their state of affairs. 😆 Why would someone EAT a book? I believe this happened on an episode of Grey's Anatomy and the guy had to have surgery to get all the pages removed and also was getting poisoned from the ink on the pages! 😆😆 12mo
MinDea I am not loving the Dad. I also wonder why run and draw attention to yourself that you are a runner. Can't they casually walk to the buyer? 12mo
MinDea Ooohhhh and the Lions made me think of some scenes in The Shining! 12mo
GarthRanzz @LibrarianRyan Meant to do it as comments but I was trying to do it at a stop. Sorry about that. 12mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea I could not stand the dad either. Turns out for good reasons. I always took the term runner to just mean the go between. Sure he does run but maybe being too casual gets you checked by the Guarda as well. As to the lions, which scenes in The Shining? I still need to get that book started! And watch the movie again. 12mo
MinDea @GarthRanzz you've never read The Shining?!? 12mo
LibrarianRyan @GarthRanzz it doesn't bother me at all. But some others it will. 12mo
GarthRanzz @LibrarianRyan If you mean this passage, it‘s the prologue. I thought the same when visualising them as well. “Jess slowed to a jog as he caught sight of the lions. Stone, they resembled, but they had the feral look of life – something caught in a moment of violence, of fury and blood and death about to spring.” 12mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea Oh no, I have! First time back when it came out but I haven‘t read it again since the late 80‘s. So most of my memories come more from the movie than book. It‘s why I re-read a lot. I tend to forget a lot after a year or two. 😊 12mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea I meant started as in for The #LosersClub. It‘s this month‘s book. 12mo
MinDea I was going to be like Whoa! 🤯 That you hadn't read it! The Lions made me think of all the hedges at the hotel. The ones that started blocking your way. And then just suddenly being back where they were and you felt like you were losing your mind..and then they attacked! 12mo
MinDea Does the NYPL have Lions out front? 12mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea Yes it does. Marble ones called Patience and Fortitude if I recall correctly. 12mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea Oh yeah! The animated topiaries. I seriously need to crack that book open. It‘s the only “real” book I brought with me this weekend. 12mo
BookishMe @GarthRanzz that's Exciting to know ;D 12mo
Jovy Good start! Makes me want to read ahead 😄 I'm loving Jess and his passion for books! 12mo
julesG Shoot! Totally forgot this. I'll catch up today. 12mo
GarthRanzz @julesG No worries! It‘s a quick read. 12mo
GarthRanzz @Jovy I don‘t think I‘d mind doing his job if I got to handle all those rare books. 12mo
Chellebearss @MinDea thanks for mentioning the Shining! I was trying to think of what the Lions reminded me of! 12mo
Eggbeater I've never been to London in this world, but I've never heard anyone mention steam carriages. 😄 12mo
readinginthedark I haven‘t had time to reread and don‘t remember where the prologue left off, so I‘ll just respond to comments. But I got the impression that the police could recognize a lot of the kids, or at least they profiled and grabbed kids dressed similarly. So if they didn‘t run from the beginning, they wouldn‘t be able to get the momentum going to get away maybe? That dad has only business on his mind. Parents like that in books always baffle me. 12mo
mrp27 Well I'm definitely intrigued! @Mindea The lions definitely remind me of the NYPL lions and @GarthRanzz is correct their names are Patience and Fortitude. What struck me most in the prologue was Jess's horror over the destruction of a book and his devastation. Wish the world could feel that way about knowledge and truth. 12mo
JenaJenkins My first thought was to be surprised at the year 2025 - just because it imagines a LOT of changes in the world within one generation of present day. Definitely intrigued to find out more about this world. 12mo
JenaJenkins The relationship between Jess and his twin is curious. It seems like Brendan is being sort of protected by Jess - but I sense that more is going on there. 12mo
JenaJenkins Reminds me a bit of Fahrenheit 451 with all the fervor to prevent people from having books. 12mo
BookishMe Rereading this and it hit me, what once seemed futuristic - 2020 / 2025 is not far from the present. I have not visited London, so I can't comment 12mo
JenaJenkins *Lightbulb* realizing that this in not just an imagined future, but a whole alternate history... very cool. 12mo
thereadingowlvina I read this book early last year and it's even better now that I'm rereading it! Love the creepy steampunk setting. 2025 is actually not far away and if that's London in 7 years, it's scary! I can't imagine if books are outlawed 😐 12mo
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#TrivialThursday

1. I love to travel by car, to be able to see the sights. One day I‘d really like to take an Amtrak rail tour of the US & Canada.
2. Until last year, Seattle. It lost its spark on our last visit. New Orleans is my second favourite but I haven‘t visited there since before Katrina. My ultimate spot will be the U.K. Maybe next year. 🤞
3. Denver this weekend, Cali the first week of July and two weeks in October (undecided location)

tracey38 I've been wanting to do an Amtrak trip across country, too. Sime videos I've seen make it look like a beautiful trip/experience. 12mo
GarthRanzz @tracey38 It doesn‘t look too expensive either. Especially if you buy a rail pass. Can‘t decide whether to fly to San Francisco at catch the zephyr there or just start from Salt Lake. 12mo
tracey38 @GarthRanzz I need to look into it. I kniw there are different routes for different scenery. 12mo
Blueberry @GarthRanzz Thank you for the Stephen King bookmark and stickers. They are awesome. 12mo
GarthRanzz @Blueberry You‘re very welcome Cindy! 12mo
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@JenlovesJT47 I got your #KeychainSwap package late yesterday! Our mail service sucks so I‘m glad it arrived since we are heading out tonight on our road trip to Denver. Unfortunately that means I‘ll have to wait until we get home Monday to open it as I don‘t want to lose anything. 😔 Yours is supposed to be there by tomorrow at the latest but of course, as is par for our P.O., the tracking number isn‘t working.

JenlovesJT47 No worries! 12mo
JenlovesJT47 Feel free to open it before you leave if you want! 12mo
GarthRanzz @JenlovesJT47 Thank you! I may if I get a second this morning. But if not I‘ll just be patient. 😊 12mo
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Outlander: A Novel | Diana Gabaldon
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Big announcement from Starz today; Outlander has been approved through series six with series four set to premier in November. This adds 24 more episodes (after series four), taking the series through A Breath of Snow and Ashes. The article at http://collider.com/outlander-season-4-release-date-new-images also contains some new images (one included in my post). I‘ve actually been enjoying watching the series with my girlfriend since it started.

GripLitGrl 🤗🤗🤗 13mo
ladym30 Great news!!! 13mo
Zelma Yaaaaaaaay! 13mo
JenaJenkins Hooray! I love the adaptation so far, and I am obsessed with the writers‘ podcast. You can listen to it while rewatching each episode like a commentary. 12mo
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Harry Potter: Slytherin Deluxe Stationery Set | Warner Bros Consumer Products Inc
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wanderinglynn I got 4 of 10. Definitely not a Slytherin. 😀 13mo
julesG Another 6 out of 9 - what am I? 13mo
cobwebmoth 7 13mo
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BiblioLitten 8 😀 definitely one 13mo
JuliaTheBookNerd 4... I‘m more of a Slytherin than I thought in was 💚 13mo
TricksyTails @julesG "what am I" ??? 13mo
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wanderinglynn I got 5 of 11, so probably not a Hufflepuff. 13mo
tournevis 4 13mo
julesG 6 out of 9 - guess the Sorting Hat would get a headache 13mo
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cobwebmoth 7 13mo
InBooksILive 11 out of 11. I think I may he a hufflepuff! 🤔 13mo
JuliaTheBookNerd 7 💛 13mo
EllieDottie 🖤💛🖤💛 13mo
TricksyTails @julesG I think your comments are my favorite parts of these quizzes! 😂 13mo
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Harry Potter Gryffindor Hardcover Ruled Journal | Warner Bros Consumer Products Inc
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wanderinglynn I‘m 6 of 9 13mo
julesG 6 out of 9 - still more Ravenclaw 13mo
tournevis 8? 13mo
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sudi I'm 5, probably gryffindor 13mo
JuliaTheBookNerd 4... Guess I‘m not much of a Gryffindor 13mo
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Post One of Four

My girlfriend passed these on to me last night and I thought it would be fun to share. Especially since we all love reinforcing the Hogwarts house we belong to. 😊

Starting with my house, #Ravenclaw (of course). I scored a 9 out of 9 (if I count the girlfriend‘s plants).

I‘ll post the other three houses as quick as I can.

#MyHouseIsTheBestHouse
#HarryPotter

wanderinglynn I‘m 6 of 9 again. There needs to be an in-between house because I fall in between Gryffindor & Ravenclaw. 🤔 13mo
GarthRanzz @wanderinglynn You‘re a Gryffinclaw or Ravendor. 😊 Not sure how the House combo names go. 13mo
wanderinglynn Too bad there isn‘t a real sorting hat. Then I would have to waffle. I could just know. 13mo
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julesG 8 out of 9 - guess I shared a dorm room with Susan Bones. 13mo
tournevis 7 13mo
cobwebmoth 8 13mo
sudi 7, definitely a ravenclaw 13mo
jillrhudy Finally! Yup, I‘m a Ravenclaw 13mo
Eggbeater According to these, I probably belong in all 4 houses a little bit--even Slytherin. I don't know what to make if that. 13mo
shadowspeak17 I got “Probably a (insert House here)” for all four of them. 13mo
BookwormAHN I got an 8. I'm not a minimalist, but the others definitely 😸 13mo
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 13mo
Jess7 I always test as a ravenclaw, but I‘m surprised it didn‘t mention books in the description. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 12mo
MoBee 5.. I'm 100 percent Ravenclaw, I would associate plants with Hufflepuffs 11mo
MoBee @wanderinglynn pottermore.com is the official house sorting 11mo
wanderinglynn @MoBee Oh I‘ve done that. I still waffle between 2 answers on some of the questions. 11mo
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The Raven and Other Tales | Edgar Allan Poe
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Totally borrowing this from @wanderinglynn (and @vkois88 who got my same result). Find out your fantasy animal sidekick at https://stephenking.com/p/the-outsider/sweepstakes.php.

I couldn‘t imagine a better result! I‘ve loved ravens as long as I can remember (maybe even before my first introduction to Poe), The Ravens are my favourite NFL team and GRRM‘s use of them, to me, was brilliant. I even have a cousin crow that lives outside my window.

vkois88 😊😊😊 13mo
MinDea I got Raven too! 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea There are a lot of us flying around tonight! 😊 13mo
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Clue | Paul Allor
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Pickpick

This was a fun, quick read. I loved how the butler narrated it, constantly breaking the fourth wall. But the final issue in the arc is what kept this from being a four star. It felt like they didn‘t know how to end it and said, screw it let‘s just...spoiler below. Otherwise it was good, solid 3⭐️‘s.

GarthRanzz The butler fully broke the fourth wall, killing the writer, artist, inker, etc before finally killing the reader. I think they could have come up with something a little better. Perhaps something that left room for another series. 13mo
Eyelit Good point! And I def would have loved another series 😄 13mo
GarthRanzz @Eyelit I was fully loving it up to that point. So reminiscent of the movie version but different enough to be original. 13mo
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Outsider | Stephen King
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@ScribnerBooks is having an awesome sweepstakes for #StephenKing‘s latest, The Outsider. Head over to https://stephenking.com/p/the-outsider/sweepstakes.php and enter for a chance to win a signed copy!

The #LosersClub

AmyG Thanks! I can‘t wait to get this one. 13mo
JoScho Entered 🤞 13mo
GarthRanzz @AmyG @JoScho I‘m hoping to get this for my birthday next week but I‘ll be just as happy to win a copy. 😊 13mo
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JoScho I am a May baby too. When I your birthday? Mine is the 29th. 13mo
GarthRanzz @JoScho Mine is this coming Monday (the 14th). My girlfriend‘s was today. Seems like we have a few May births to celebrate. 🍾🎉 13mo
JoScho @GarthRanzz awesome. May babies for the win 🖤 13mo
GripLitGrl Awesome thanks for sharing 😎 13mo
GarthRanzz @GripLitGrl You‘re welcome! I just hope one of us here wins a copy. 13mo
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Just back from the post office where I left all of these and a Benjamin Franklin behind. But most of my mail is out finally! Be on the lookout everyone who sent me an address for #KingAtoZ, my #LitsyPenPal, #PCS3 and #KeyChainSwap! I have three more packages to get in the mail but I may need to wait until after our trip this week.

Chellebearss Thank you! I‘ll keep an eye out. #BookMaiIisTheBestMail 13mo
Bronte_Chintz Can‘t wait for more of these, I‘m so excited to take part in some Litsy book swapping! 13mo
JenlovesJT47 Yay!! ☺️ 13mo
Kaye Thanks , will let you know when it arrives. 13mo
BookishMe Hi there. Hope all is well with you. I just received your lovely postcard. Thank you, for the book recco as well ;)) 11mo
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Today‘s book haul. Just a few fun copies I found @ Sam Wellers. Hit their 25% off if you buy five used (the girlfriend got a cool 1944 edition of an Elizabeth Goudge for her collection) so Horrorstör & The Green Mile were free! Both King hardbacks are 1st editions in excellent condition, wrapped in Mylar. Can‘t beat a well taken care of 44 year old book! But why just the 1 Green Mile you may ask? Well it‘s for a friend assuming she still needs it.

ReadingRover Nice haul!!! 13mo
GripLitGrl Nice haul👍 13mo
rohit-sawant Awesome! 13mo
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kamoorephoto 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 13mo
TricksyTails Oooh!! 😍😍😍😍 13mo
TricksyTails Bwahahahaha I‘m an idiot. Just caught The Green Mile bit. I was too distracted by your first edition Carrie! You‘re so thoughtful! Thank you! I just found a copy of book 4 the other day so I no longer need it but thank you thank you thank you! However, I do have multiple copies of some of the other books if you now need them for your collection. Happy to send them your way! Let me know. 13mo
GarthRanzz @TricksyTails I should have asked! 😊 I thought you were still looking for one for yourself since you were so nice and gave the one you found to someone. I‘ll just hang on to this one until someone needs it. But I will keep your offer in mind my friend! 🤗 13mo
YouReadMyEyes Sweet haul! 13mo
GarthRanzz @YouReadMyEyes Thanks Vanessa! 13mo
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After a quick trip to pick up a few more King treasures at Sam Weller‘s we decided to stop for brunch/lunch at Trio before heading home. I had to have my usual Eggs Italiano (poached eggs, sausage, polenta, peperonata with breakfast potatoes). But I went for the tropical iced tea since I already had plenty of coffee earlier. This is my absolute favourite brunch meal. Now to head home and chill since the temp is already approaching 90°.

vivastory Looks amazing! 13mo
elizabethlk That looks amazingly delicious. 13mo
Balibee146 Looks fab... When do we get to see the treasures 😀😀 13mo
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Cathythoughts Pretty amazing... amazing !! Enjoy! You are are always too good !!! ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
Itchyfeetreader Thanks looks so tasty 13mo
kamoorephoto Those eggs and potatoes look really good! I could have done with someone making me those this morning! 13mo
GarthRanzz @Balibee146 In a little while. 😊 I hate to flood everyone‘s feed with multiple pics. 13mo
Balibee146 👍😀👍 13mo
Leftcoastzen Sam Wellers👍❤️Of course it‘s been so long since I visited, I am remembering the old location. 13mo
ladym30 Love polenta!! 13mo
GarthRanzz @Leftcoastzen I think their last location is the one at Trolley Square now. I know it‘s where they moved the downtown store from. And they may still have a location at the airport. But I do like the Trolley store. Even if I never wander past the horror section. 😊 13mo
GarthRanzz @ladym30 I‘m southern at heart and love grits but I will take polenta every time over them. So good! 13mo
GarthRanzz @elizabethlk @vivastory I could literally eat this every morning and not get tired of it. 13mo
AllenTStClair Yum! 13mo
Reggie I just finished eating and this pic made me hungry all over again. 13mo
TricksyTails 🤤🤤🤤 So hungry now. 13mo
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We were up before dawn this morning so we went out for breakfast then drove up to Alpha to watch the sunrise and spend the morning. I‘ve already downed an Aztec so I‘m having a lemonade spritzer with pomegranate and ginger while filing out notes to all my friends who sent me their address for the #KingAtoZ challenge. As soon as I slap postage on them I‘ll drop them in the mail. I hope you all like what‘s inside!

TrishB Sounds cool 👍🏻 13mo
BookwormAHN 😸 13mo
wonga i ❤️ my bookmark and stickers for #KingAtoZ - thanks!!! 12mo
GarthRanzz @wonga You are very welcome Kimberly! I just loved that everyone had so much fun with the challenge that I wanted them to have something to remember it with. 😊 12mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Just heard about this and I already want to buy tickets to see it! I would love to sit and listen to these four reminisce about their lives, in front of the camera and away from the limelight. I can only think of one other movie that‘s a must see for me coming soon and that‘s Book Club.

https://youtu.be/xsfvfH-8QWM

AllenTStClair OMG. Every way that I can say “YES!!!” 😍❤️ 13mo
wanderinglynn So much awesomeness! I‘d love to see them! ❤️ 13mo
julesG I'd join you! 13mo
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SledgeReader Holy Cannolis! Can‘t wait for this! 13mo
Cathythoughts Looks good 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
AllenTStClair 🏃🏼‍♂️ 13mo
Traci1 This looks fantastic. ❤❤ Love these ladies. 13mo
jillrhudy It won‘t come within 200 miles of here but maybe @aimeesue will get to see it! 13mo
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“From behind a perfect fusillade of explosions, God‘s ammunition dump going up in the flames of righteousness, Satan storming heaven, his artillery captain a fiercely grinning fool with red, flayed cheeks, Trashcan Man by name, never to be Donald Merwin Elbert again.” - Stephen King

I‘ll always see Matt Frewer when I read #TheStand. Trying to catch up to my friend @YouReadMyEyes since I‘m way behind!

#BuddyRead
#StephenKing
The #LosersClub

AmyG I saw his face and I thought the same thing. (edited) 13mo
YouReadMyEyes Awesome! 😁 13mo
YouReadMyEyes You‘ll catch me this weekend. I‘ve not had much time to read. 13mo
GarthRanzz @YouReadMyEyes I haven‘t been able to read yet today myself. Spent my whole morning writing notes. 😊 13mo
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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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#EpicKaTetRead
#TheDarkTowerChapterAWeek

Just a reminder that The Dark Tower #BuddyRead starts this Sunday! I can‘t wait to have this chance to read the series with everyone and discuss it! Please be sure to check out @MinDea for more info and let her know if you‘d like to be tagged for the read along.

“The need to recreate the myth of coherence may be one of the reasons why history exists in the first place.”

MinDea Thank you! I was considering posting the schedule again but now I don't have to! Thanks! 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea Glad I could help! 😊 13mo
TrishB I shall probably just read and then join in discussion! 13mo
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JenlovesJT47 Hey! I‘ll have your keychain swap package mailed out on Monday, sorry for the delay! 🙃 13mo
GarthRanzz @JenlovesJT47 No worries! I have all of yours finally. Just need to get it boxed up! 13mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Just Tagging @Trashcanman for the schedule. 😀 13mo
GarthRanzz @GrilledCheeseSamurai That‘s cool with me! 😊 13mo
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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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#FriYayIntro

1. Coffee shop, bookstore, maybe a movie. Just a chill one because next weekend we‘ll be on the road.
2. How about cake donuts? Unfrosted. I haven‘t had a cake pop that was any good.
3. Two. The tagged one and Batman, Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar.
4. My girlfriend, always.
5. Going to tag one of my new followers: @Texreader

TK421 I agree with you for 2. I am not a cake pop fan. 13mo
Texreader Thanks for the tag!! 13mo
Ingerella Old fashioned plain cake donuts are the best! 13mo
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GarthRanzz @Ingerella Definitely! With a cup of coffee it‘s a little piece of heaven. No, I‘m not a 👮‍♂️ 😊 13mo
GarthRanzz @TK421 The worst I ever tried was Starbucks. They should stick to coffee and that I‘m doubtful about. 13mo
GarthRanzz @Texreader You‘re welcome! 13mo
MelissaSue81 I read horrorstor last year. At a time when I needed a good ridiculous escape read. It fit the bill. 13mo
GarthRanzz @MelissaSue81 It was a fun, quick read. To me, a book version of a campy horror movie. 13mo
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Needful Things | Stephen King
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Finally! A real trailer for Hulu‘s upcoming (July 25) Castle Rock series by J.J. Abrams and Stephen King!

https://youtu.be/H14tqKZYhgg

Really can‘t wait for this King Universe series to start!

#KingAtoZ
The #LosersClub
#ConstantReader

Kimberlone Excited for this! They did such a great job with 13mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I am SO EXCITED about this!! 13mo
Craftylikefox Yes!!!! 13mo
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TheBookStacker Omg I can‘t wait 13mo
AmyG I don‘t have hulu. :( 13mo
Scurvygirl Woop, Really wish I could find a way to watch Mr. Mercedes. I think they may release on DVD, but still, at least anyone can order Hulu for the duration of the series. 13mo
GripLitGrl Looks so good❣❣ 13mo
vivastory Looks incredible! 13mo
whatshesreadingnow Excited to see this!! 13mo
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The Best of FoxTrot | Bill Amend
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Totally forgot I owned this (it was still in the shrink wrap!) until yesterday when I chose another Bill Amend FoxTrot book to tag. So I had to get it out it‘s wrap and take a photo. 😊 It has been too long since I last visited with Jason and family so I think this will be added to me TBR. Except the database here is only accounting for one of the two books in this collection, based on the page count. What‘s your favourite comic strip?

QuietlyLaura I really like the Mutts comic strip. It's really cute. Also Ten Cats. Of course, Calvin and Hobbes is a long-time favorite. 13mo
GarthRanzz @QuietlyLaura You aren‘t human of you don‘t like Calvin and Hobbes. 😊 Mutts was a great one back when I still read the dailies. But I don‘t think I‘ve heard of 10 Cats. Need to look into that one. 13mo
AmberWB Calvin & Hobbes, Fox Trot, The Far Side- but, Bloom County is my all time favorite. I ❤️ Opus the penguin! 13mo
GarthRanzz @AmberWB I love Bloom County! I had a life-sized plush of Bill the Cat for years! Ack! Thbbft! 13mo
AmberWB @GarthRanzz 😁 There are days when I find myself feeling very Bill the Cat-ish. 😉 13mo
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Calm-Down Time | Elizabeth Verdick
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Just helping pass this along. Hopefully they stick to the schedule this time. 😊 I‘d just wish they‘d learn Facebook isn‘t the place to post notices for Litsy. They should be posted here first.

BarbaraJean Thanks for the heads up! I‘m glad, as a West-coaster, that I‘ll just sleep through it! (edited) 13mo
vkois88 I don't even have fb anymore. Glad some of you are posting it or I would have been lost and confused! 13mo
QuietlyLaura Thanks! I agree with you about posting here first. No way am I using facebook! 13mo
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GarthRanzz @QuietlyLaura @vkois88 I‘m just glad others here feel the same and have passed it along. With everything they‘ve done lately any business still relying on FB to reach their customers needs to seriously rethink their business strategy. 13mo
GarthRanzz @BarbaraJean Normally I‘d be asleep during it too since it‘s scheduled for 5AM here. But with my insomnia lately I may need to actually read. 😊 13mo
julesG I never check Facebook. I have an account but rarely use it. 13mo
julesG Hit send before I was finished - - - wanted to say, I wish they posted this information here on Litsy. It's not too difficult to post here and/or make a public announcement thingy that pops up. They've done it before. 13mo
GarthRanzz @julesG And they each have accounts I follow. First thing I did was to see if Tim posted to his Litsy account about it and he hadn‘t. I just dislike the attitude of posting to FB and assuming we will find out. If Twitter is going down for maintenance you don‘t post the notice to Instagram. (edited) 13mo
kathedron Totally with you on the Facebook thing! I admit the continuing reliance on fb does worry me, especially after so many of us kicked off about it during the Library Thing takeover. 13mo
jillrhudy Maybe Tim detests posting unrelated stuff about random books and cluttering up their profile pages (thereby torpedoing the new book database-to-come) as much as I do? I guess he could post to Untitled/Unknown but that too will wreak database havoc. I have seen eight different book profiles messed up in order to post about this. From a systems perspective this isn‘t good. (edited) 13mo
GarthRanzz @jillrhudy To me that‘s just poor management. This is a social site so there should be a way to distribute notifications on the site and not through a third party and not causing a disruption in the book database. For me, coupled with the fact they‘ve not bothered to update the LibraryThing app in three years, just gives me cause to doubt their sincerity when we addressed their use of FB when they took over. 13mo
jillrhudy I think it will all pan out, and with any luck there will be a way to post without mentioning a book, and a way to filter out posts that don‘t mention books, and hopefully people will stop tagging random books to play games and post cat photos when there is a simple post option. The designers of Litsy messed up by not including any functionality for user alerts. How have you all known about downtimes up to now? 13mo
GarthRanzz @jillrhudy Usually Mr. Book posts something and it gets passed along by word of “mouth”. I know I don‘t have a FB account to see these notices and the LibraryThing app doesn‘t have a messaging system either, just like Litsy. We really need a non-book option or, better, messaging option on our account so we can direct message instead of posting some things. We are all going to talk about more than books from time to time, it‘s inevitable. 😊 13mo
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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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When you can‘t find a book through normal channels so you take a chance on a used copy from an Amazon seller and open it up to this. I would say that it was $5 well spent!

theresidentromantic That's amazing!! 13mo
GarthRanzz @theresidentromantic The girlfriend was like, “The cover is scuffed. I think I‘ll return it.” So I take a look and flip it open. “Nope. This is a keeper.” 😊 13mo
theresidentromantic @GarthRanzz I think it being a little scuffed, but still being prim and valuable is quite in story spirit! 13mo
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GripLitGrl Sweet find! 👍 13mo
JenlovesJT47 I had that happen to me once. Ordered a book about the making of Psycho written by Janet Leigh. Paid $3.99 for a “used but like new” copy from Amazon, opened it up and lo and behold, there‘s her signature! Especially awesome since she has already passed away. 13mo
GarthRanzz @JenlovesJT47 That‘s just crazy. I can see family not caring or checking books when they get rid of them but you‘d think a book seller would at least give a cursory look when grading the book. But all the better for us! 13mo
Centique I‘m jealous 😍Hope she enjoys it. I thought it was a lot of fun - must go back and read some more of that series! 13mo
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#TrivialThursday

As tomorrow is Star Wars Day (I don‘t observe for personal reasons) and Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, here‘s a little of both.

1. Empire of course! I had a vinyl copy of the soundtrack and wore it out replaying the Imperial March over and over.
2. Darth Tryanus because...Christopher Lee!
3. Yay for the original Marvel run. Can‘t say anything about newer versions as I haven‘t bothered.

vivastory I meant to tell you, there's a really interesting YouTube video of Grady Hendrix, Ellen Datlow, Laird Barron & others at the Strand. Definitely worth checking out. 13mo
GarthRanzz @vivastory Thanks Scott! I actually just grabbed a copy of Barron‘s Occultation to read. I‘ll definitely give it a look! 13mo
vivastory Barron has been on my radar for awhile. I have a couple of his books at home I need to read. I'll be curious to see what you think! 13mo
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GarthRanzz @vivastory Occultation was the first I‘d heard of him but figured it would be a good intro. Short stories usually are. 😊 13mo
britt_brooke Mine and hubby‘s wedding anniversary is tomorrow, though completely coincidental. 🍾 13mo
GarthRanzz @britt_brooke Still a cool date, if you‘re both fans. 😊 And happy anniversary! 13mo
Texreader I have that soundtrack too!!!! Yes that old vinyl got played over and over and over!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
britt_brooke @GarthRanzz Eh, not really fans, but we do think the date is funny. We didn‘t even know it was a thing 16 years ago. And, thanks!! 💚 13mo
GarthRanzz @Texreader It was the only Star Wars soundtrack I ever bought and I drove my mom mad playing it on our old stereo console. 13mo
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Bride Or Burglar | Tom King
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Batman, Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar

Well, with one arc, Tom King has wiped out nearly all the good he‘s done with The Batman title since Rebirth started. The final book in the arc, where the name comes from, was good in that we got to see the evolution of Bruce/Batman and Selina/Cat Woman in both costume and relationship but it felt flat.👇

GarthRanzz The Ivy story was good but too truncated. I‘m tired of storylines that basically affect the entire world then are resolved in three issues like nothing ever happened. The Gentle Man story was meh and the less said about The Origin of Bruce Wayne, the better. Please don‘t tell me this run peaked at issue 37 and annual 2. 2.5⭐️‘s rounded up. 13mo
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#HumpDayPost

1. Before she caught my flu bug, the girlfriend finished loading her new shelves. This makes me smile because seeing her happy is my greatest happiness.
2. With all the King I read, I definitely don‘t want to live in his universe! But to be able to boldly go, discover strange new worlds, that I can live with.
3. COFFEE!!
4. Take time off work for my birthday. 21 years running as of a week from Friday (my bday is the 14th).
5. Rain!

Kimberlone Turned out great! 13mo
MinDea Lovely bookshelf! Is your girlfriend on Litsy? 13mo
GarthRanzz @Kimberlone Thanks Kimberly! I still say she had the harder job. I don‘t even want to think about organising all of the books we own. I‘ll have a hard enough time with keeping my Poe and King books in order. 😊 13mo
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GarthRanzz @MinDea Thanks Mindy! I want to get another set but the office doesn‘t have the room. And yes she is. She‘s the one who got me hooked. 😊 13mo
MinDea What's her name on here?!? Where did you get them? I like the bookshelf. It looks neat with the center shelves. Ah yes, isn't that the problem, room doesn't hold enough books! 😆😆 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea No room can hold enough books. 😊 They‘re three Kjerring bookcases from Orsk...I mean Billy bookcases from IKEA. 😉 I got a small one to go between two of the shorter regular sized ones to get this look, which I really like. And I had to get the smaller version of them. The big one wouldn‘t have fit! I barely got these through the doorway. 13mo
jfalkens Awwww that's sweet 😊 13mo
thereadingowlvina Awesome bookshelves! 👍 13mo
julesG I'm not sure if Ikea still has them, but I used to get one extra shelf thingy to go on top of my Billy. It's about a foot/30cm in height. 13mo
GarthRanzz @julesG I think they still do have them. I remember seeing them when looking at the shelves. But I only have less than six inches, if that, for clearance. I never realised how truly low our ceilings are. 13mo
Oryx I spy a Persephone collection. Very nice 😊 13mo
GarthRanzz @Oryx She loves her Persephone books! We‘re trying to fill in the missing numbers. 13mo
LeahBergen She has some great books! 👍🏻 13mo
batsy Looks amazing 😍 13mo
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We were supposed to go to see Infinity War last night with the family but my girlfriend finally caught what I had last week. So we had a stay in night and binged watched the first season of Westworld. Just finished episode 10. Not too bad. I think Crichton would be pleased with what they did with his story. Now to see if I can sleep a couple of hours before work!

GatheringBooks feel better soon! just started watching this with ze husband but he is finding it slow-going (still in ep. 1) - will the pace pick up anytime soon? 13mo
LibrarianRyan @GatheringBooks the pace picks up by ep 3. But you have to pay attention. I need to rewatch season 1 before I watch season 2. 13mo
GarthRanzz @GatheringBooks Thank you! The pace definitely picks up around episode 3. It‘s why we couldn‘t stop. And the new season is why we finally watched it @LibrarianRyan I didn‘t want to get behind on yet another show. And with the storyline watching them consecutively really helps. 13mo
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LibrarianRyan @GarthRanzz I watched the full season one last year. And I loved it, but I missed some things. I was watching a recap and realized I missed some small and big things because I wasn't paying enough attention. I find the same to be true for GoT. 13mo
UwannaPublishme Oh, I really loved Season 1 of Westworld. Looking forward to Season 2. Hope you both feel better soon. 13mo
GarthRanzz @UwannaPublishme Thank you! A day of sleep and I think we‘re back to normal. Finishing up episode two of the new season right now. Off to a running start! 13mo
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#TuesdayTidbits

1. The Godfather. One of the rare instances where the adaption outshines the source material.
2. NAY! I‘ve never seen one done decently. I like art, not Photoshopped actors, on my covers.
3. The Stand. While I enjoy the TV miniseries I long for a truer adaptation that can capture the book better. And I‘d love for it to be a Netflix or HBO show.
4. Anyone who is left at this late/early hour that hasn‘t done it yet. 😊

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Infinity War | Jim Starlin
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Borrowing this from @Liatrek 😊

Pick five books and find out which Infinity War character you are. I‘m Peter Quill, Star-Lord.

http://community.sparknotes.com/index.php/2018/04/26/pick-5-books-and-well-tell-...

TK-421 Woohoo! I got Shuri! 13mo
kitabi_keeda I too got Peter Quill ☺ ✋ 13mo
GarthRanzz @TK-421 T‘Challa‘s little sister is smarter than Banner and Stark, combined. Cool result! 13mo
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GarthRanzz @kitabi_keeda I don‘t think I‘m as snarky as he is but I like the result. 👍🏻 13mo
kamoorephoto I‘m Black Widow...watch out... 13mo
Eyelit I got Thor 😄 13mo
Rudis I also got Peter Quill! 😍 13mo
Bronte_Chintz I got Black Panther! 13mo
CSeydel 😋💕 12mo
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Only Human | Sylvain Neuvel
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Yes! Today is the day! I‘ve already gotten my ebook copy and cannot wait to start the last leg of our #ThemisReadAlong. Has anyone else gotten their copy yet? Be sure to check @the-flashley for the reading schedule.

tournevis If I get the chance, I'll be talking to @Neuvel about you guys this weekend! 13mo
GarthRanzz @tournevis Cool! I‘ve talked to him a couple of times through email but he was busy with promoting the book. 13mo
tournevis @GarthRanzz I am looking forward to meeting him. 13mo
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CaffeinatedFae I have the audiobook! 13mo
Scurvygirl Noooooooo! Overdrive doesn‘t even have the ebook (insert whiny voice), so I will have to keep waiting until my really, real copy comes in. 13mo
GarthRanzz @Scurvygirl Hopefully it‘ll come in soon! 13mo
GarthRanzz @tournevis He sounds like a really interesting guy. I‘d like to find out if Hollywood is still going to do a movie version. Just don‘t let Michael Bay near it. 😉 13mo
GarthRanzz @CaffeinatedFae I saw you were listening to it! I seriously want to sluff off work and read! 13mo
CaffeinatedFae @GarthRanzz I am very fortunate to be able to listen to audiobooks while I work! 13mo
tournevis @GarthRanzz Haha! On the radio last week he said the first volume was still in development. 13mo
AmyG I got the ebook. All set! @tournevis oh wow. Tell him we send our regards. 😜 (edited) 13mo
RainyDayReading I‘ve got a hold on the copy coming into my library but don‘t have hopes of getting it until the end of the month 😅 13mo
GarthRanzz @RainyDayReading My library doesn‘t even have it on order. Neither of the city/county ones close by do. 13mo
Dulcinella I‘ll be waiting till I get the audiobook... 13mo
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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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The research Grady put into this novel only added to its atmosphere. It‘s funny, scary and a great read. The best description I can think of is The Evil Dead set in IKEA. It‘s short, too, so why haven‘t you read it yet!? Thank you for doing a #BuddyRead with me on this one Mindy! Can‘t wait for us to start the #EpicKaTetRead!

#ScottAndMindyvsMonsters

MinDea Yes! So good. Thank you for reading this with me! We should find another horror novel to read together. Have a #ScottAndMindyvsMonsters buddy read! 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea I love that idea!! Have you read The Broken Girls or 13mo
MinDea I just read The Broken Girls. It's very good! I have not read He or even heard of it.... 13mo
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MinDea It sounds awesome! There is another book about like spiders or something but I can't think of the title. Will have to hunt for it. That sounds good too. 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea I definitely need to read The Broken Girls. Seems like everyone has liked it. I had Hex suggested to me but haven‘t started it. Sounds super spooky! And are you thinking of 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea It‘s a sequel to 13mo
MinDea Maybe... But I don't know... I know where it is located at b&n 🤣🤣🤣 will have to verify. I picked Horrorstor so you can pick the next one. Maybe we can start in a few weeks? I have quite a few buddy reads starting this week and next. How does that sound? 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea Sounds great! I know we have the #EpicKaTetRead starting and I have #TheGreatLibraryReadAlong in a couple of weeks and the last book for #ThemisReadAlong was released today. Not counting The #LosersClub. I‘m never at a lack for what to read. 😊 I‘ll look through my TBR and see if I can find another short horror read. And let me know what that one you saw at B&N was next time you go. (edited) 13mo
MinDea Sounds like a plan! 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea I think I‘ve narrowed it down already. 😊 Either (edited) 13mo
MinDea Never heard of either but they both look interesting! I'm game! Let me know which one you decide we read. 🤓 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea Let‘s do Experimental Film. It‘s shorter. 😊 (edited) 13mo
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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Still reading the tagged book. I may just finish it tonight. 😊 Late dinner/snack courtesy of Trader Joe‘s. Carrots, sugar snap peas, blue corn chips and a tarragon chicken wrap. Washed down with one of my favourites, ginger beer! This should be enough to keep me going until I‘ve finished with IKEA...I mean Orsk.

MuddyPuddle Have recently moved “back east,” no Trader Joe‘s within 50 miles....horrible 😣 13mo
GarthRanzz @MuddyPuddle That would be bad! It‘s where we do the majority of our grocery shopping now. 13mo
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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Really enjoying this #BuddyRead with @MinDea so far! Just a funny, creepy book. It definitely makes me want to read Hendrix‘s two other books; Paperbacks from Hell in particular.

IamIamIam No joke, I went to the mall and totally freaked when we took the escalator by Ikea. This book scarred me badly!!!! 😂😂😂 13mo
GarthRanzz Definitely need this when it comes out too! 13mo
GarthRanzz @IamIamIam Makes me glad I had my Billy bookcases delivered! 13mo
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MinDea That was such a vivid image when I read that! 13mo
MinDea I loved My Best Friend's Exorcism. I would recommend it! 13mo
IamIamIam @GarthRanzz I don't think I'll ever be able to sit in another Poäng chair again, meatballs or no meatballs!!!! 😂 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea Got it on my TBR too! 😊 And I had to stop reading at that passage and post. It was too perfect not to share. 13mo
MinDea Is Paperbacks actually a story or is it just about all the different movie covers? 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea It‘s about the horror novels of the 70‘s and 80‘s. Basically a history of the genre dirung that time, told using the book covers. At least that‘s what I gather. 13mo
MinDea Gotcha. Ok. So it is like a cool collection. Will have to find it and take a look at it! 13mo
mariaku21 I loved this book! The ikea catalog mock up were fantastic 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea I still can‘t believe @vivastory sent me a copy! I love having physical copies of books like this. 13mo
GarthRanzz @mariaku21 They‘ve been really cool at the beginning of each chapter. 13mo
MinDea @mariaku21 My boyfriend keeps seeing me reading the book thinking I am reading an Ikea catalogue! 😆😆 It is so unique. I peaked ahead and like how the furniture changes from the Orsk catalogue to something else. So well done! 13mo
MinDea That is so cool someone sent you that! People on Litsy are so crazy generous! 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea They truly are! 13mo
mariaku21 @MinDea haha so did mine! It helps that the size of the book is give or take the same size. My nerdy, designer ❤️ was having too much fun with it! 13mo
vivastory I'm so happy you're enjoying it! 13mo
kamoorephoto Btw @mindea @GarthRanzz @BillBlume @BookishTrish @Reggie I am stoked....guess what? Grady is going to have a new book out!!! Check it out on Goodreads! (I still to read that Paperbacks from Hell though)... 13mo
kamoorephoto I see you mentioned it above but wanted to tag a few... 13mo
Reggie @kamoorephoto thanks for the tag. Sadly, I have never read him. I need to rectify that. 13mo
GarthRanzz @kamoorephoto That‘s okay! ? The new one looks great and I‘ve got two more to get me through (just finished Horrorstör). 13mo
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Foundation Trilogy | Isaac Asimov
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#ManicMonday

1. That‘s really hard for someone who grew up in mainly sci-fi and horror but the tagged book is always near the top for me.
2. In the 80‘s: All the Pac-Man games, Dig Dug, Missile Command, the sit down Star Trek game. More I can‘t even recall now.
3. All of them? Heart, INXS, Pink Floyd, Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, etc.
4. Again all? The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Gremlins, all the horror movies, WarGames, Ferris Bueller, etc.

CSeydel Man I almost picked the Foundation Trilogy! So hard to narrow it down. 13mo
GarthRanzz @CSeydel I had to go with my gut! Had I thought about it at all I‘d still be hemming and hawing. 😊 13mo
JoScho Dig Dug was awesome! 13mo
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Starting on May 10th, I will be hosting a #ReadAlong of Rachel Caine‘s The Great Library series, beginning with Book One: Ink and Bone. The plan is to read a chapter a day with a day off between books. This will let us be ready for Book Four: Smoke and Iron, when it is released on July 3. I will post a prompt each day. If you would like to be tagged when we begin please let me know!

#TheGreatLibraryChapterADay

@LitsyHappenings

llwheeler Fun! I've been meaning to read this for ages! I just put it on hold at the library, depending when it comes in I'll try and readalong ☺ 13mo
GarthRanzz @llwheeler Great! I‘ll add you to the list for now. And if you need it, I can always provide an electronic copy. I have one for each of the books out so far. 13mo
mrp27 👍🏽👍🏽 13mo
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julesG Great! 13mo
DGRachel I read the first one in 2016, but I own the second. Maybe I‘ll join you when you start book two. I‘ve got too much other stuff to read to reread this one right now. 13mo
GarthRanzz @DGRachel Totally understandable. It‘ll be late May so you can just let me know when I post the schedule. 😊 13mo
RainyDayReading Woo!!! So excited! 13mo
LibrarianRyan Loved book 1. I may join you all but I'm not doing very well on #fowladay. 13mo
GarthRanzz @LibrarianRyan I still need to finish Fowl too! At least the last two books. I really need to just kick them out. Let me know if you want me to tag you Ryan. Even if you just join up for book two at the end of the month. 13mo
Eggbeater Please add me to the list! I've been wanting to read this. 13mo
GarthRanzz @Eggbeater You got it! 13mo
readinginthedark Yes, tag me! I‘ll join in if I can! 13mo
Chellebearss Great! I‘m in 👍🏻 😃 13mo
staci.reads Tag me please! 13mo
GarthRanzz @staci.reads Will do Staci! 13mo
LibrarianRyan @GarthRanzz tag me. I would love to discuss. I sent this book in at least 3 swaps I love it so much. 13mo
GarthRanzz @LibrarianRyan Sounds good! Thanks for joining up! 13mo
Chellebearss @GarthRanzz I‘d love an e copy if you have one. Otherwise I‘ll buy the paperback. Thanks! 13mo
JenaJenkins I‘m in - sounds fun! 13mo
GarthRanzz @JenaJenkins I‘ll tag you when we begin Jena! 13mo
GarthRanzz @Chellebearss Chelle do you need a MOBI or ePub (Kindle or iPad) version? I‘ll email it right over. 13mo
Debiw781 This series is amazing! 13mo
Chellebearss @GarthRanzz ePub please! Thank you 13mo
GarthRanzz @Debiw781 I‘ve already read the first three but want to reread them all before book four comes out. It‘s my favourite YA series by far! 13mo
GarthRanzz @Chellebearss You should have it now. 😊 13mo
tonyahoswalt I shouldn't commit myself to another book, but I've really been wanting to read this series...I'm considering signing up. I'll let you know soon! 13mo
GarthRanzz @tonyahoswalt Sounds good Tonya! They really are quick reads but you‘re welcome to join up any time. 😊 13mo
MinDea 🤔🤔🤔 I may want to join.. 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea Just let me know. It will be casual. The chapters seem to go quickly. 13mo
MinDea I just ordered the first one! 😆😆😆 So much for my book buying ban! 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea LOL how‘s a good time with book four coming soon. And I always have electronic copies if you need. 😊 13mo
MinDea I figured I'd see how I liked the first one. Then go from there.. I have a Kindle but it is the first gen and I never use it. 😏 Have you ever read the tagged book? Is this series similar to that? 13mo
MinDea @AllenTStClair have you read this series? 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea Never heard of that one. I‘d say, given the description, they‘re quite a bit different. But I‘m going to have to look for Flamel now. 😊 13mo
MinDea It is YA. It brings in all these characters from history, has magic alchemy and mythology. I really enjoyed it. 13mo
MinDea I also enjoyed the I Am Number Four Series 13mo
AllenTStClair @MinDea I haven‘t read this series. And have to admit that I‘ve never heard of it. 😬☺️ 13mo
MinDea @AllenTStClair first I am hearing of it too but it sounded interesting and I thought you might be interested too! 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea @AllenTStClair Wow. Can‘t believe neither of you have heard of it. I‘m usually the one finding a series after the fact. 😊 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea If it combines history and mythology I‘m there. 13mo
AllenTStClair @MinDea It does sound interesting. But I‘ll have to TBR it for now. 😞 13mo
AllenTStClair @GarthRanzz It‘s astounding how many things I haven‘t heard of. 🤣😂 13mo
MinDea That series is how I Litsy met @AllenTStClair! We both happened to be reading the Nicholas Flamel series at the same time and talked about it! It is a fun series. 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea I‘m definitely going to give it a try. 😊 13mo
Jovy Was planning to wait till the series is done before I start, but a readalong sounds fun too. Count me in pls! 13mo
GarthRanzz @Jovy Sure thing! Glad to have you join us! If I recall the end of book three she mentioned four and five so there‘s possibly one more book next year! 13mo
GarthRanzz Sorry for multiple notices everyone. Just trying to keep the list of participants up to date. Wish Litsy wouldn‘t send out multiple notices to those already tagged. (edited) 13mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom Just FYI, book 2 of this series is on Amazon for 1.99 for the Kindle version! I may have to catch up on book one. Payday is the 15th, so I'll have to wait until after then to order it. 13mo
Chellebearss @rosalita Any interest? Chapter a day to finish the first three books for when the fourth is released this summer. 13mo
GarthRanzz @WorldsOkayestCatMom That‘s a great price! They should do that for the first three ahead of book four. If you can‘t get book one just let me know. I do have ebook copies of all three (Kindle and iPad). 13mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom Okay, thanks! 13mo
rosalita @Chellebearss There are FOUR of them?! Wow, I only knew about two. 😂 I‘m not sure if I can join in because my library may not have them all, but I‘ll check. I‘ll be cheering you on, though! 13mo
tonyahoswalt I've decided to join! Please tag me when you start. 13mo
GarthRanzz @tonyahoswalt Yay! Will do! 13mo
GarthRanzz @Chellebearss 💕 Thank you for spreading the word. 😊 13mo
MinDea I just got the book today!! 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea Cool! Do you think you‘ll have time to join up? I promise it‘s a fast book! 😊 13mo
MinDea I plan to! However I am terrible at keeping to a schedule. I'll do my best though! 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea No worries. I‘ll probably finish it quick and just post the daily recap. I had a hard time doing the Earthsea books the same way but thought it was a good way to structure a read along. 13mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom Litsy says you tagged me in a comment here 3 hours ago, but I'm not seeing it... 13mo
GarthRanzz @WorldsOkayestCatMom Sorry. It‘s that stupid thing where if I make any edit it re-tags everyone who was already tagged. I‘m going to track participants another way because I don‘t like annoying everyone. 13mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom 👍👍 13mo
MinDea @Robothugs this is the buddy read I told you about! Want to join? 13mo
Robothugs Yeah! I‘m up for it! 😄 @MinDea (edited) 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea @Robothugs The more the merrier! Thanks Mindy! 😊 13mo
thereadingowlvina Interested! How do I participate? 😐 13mo
GarthRanzz @thereadingowlvina Just read along with us using the schedule in the image or at your own pace. 😊 Each day I‘ll post a prompt about the chapter for everyone to discuss if they‘d like. 13mo
thereadingowlvina @GarthRanzz Ok I'm in! Thanks for your speedy reply. Looking forward to this! 😁 13mo
GarthRanzz @thereadingowlvina You‘re welcome! I‘ll tag you when we start! 13mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom Doesn't this start today? 12mo
GarthRanzz @WorldsOkayestCatMom Crap! I forgot I changed the date! I‘ll post an update as soon as I can. I was going to start it when we got back on the 14th originally. Thanks for reminding me! 12mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @GarthRanzz so are we doing this today or the 14th? 12mo
GarthRanzz @WorldsOkayestCatMom Today. 😊 I‘ll do a post and tag everyone as soon as I can. 12mo
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Only a couple of chapters in but this is a fun book so far. Not quite sure what to expect yet. But this line made me snort. Fun #BuddyRead with @MinDea 😊

MinDea 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 I agree. Super fun read so far, not sure where it is going yet. 13mo
MinDea How did you make this photo? Like how did you lighten the background photo of the book? 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea I have an app called WordSwag that I use. It lets you superimpose any number of text boxes in a lot of different styles over a photo. It can lighten or darken the photo within the app. It‘s usually my go to one for my images like this. 13mo
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MinDea Ooohhhh. Nice! 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea Definitely gotten my money out if it since joining Litsy. 😊 13mo
MinDea I just got to Chapter 5. What chapter are you at? 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea Just reached Chapter 4. 13mo
MinDea We are keeping good pace. I just finished chapter 5. Things are happening! 😱 13mo
MinDea Winding down. Not sure I'll read more. Let me know where you end tonight so I can catch up tomorrow! 13mo
MinDea Based off what I just read, I need to ask. Do you believe in ghosts?! 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea I‘m going to stop at Chapter 5 I think. It‘s already passed 1:00 so I should think about sleeping before work. 😊 I‘m not sure I believe in ghosts in the mythological sense. I believe that there is some kind of energy that‘s left behind (since energy can not be destroyed) and that it can maybe maintain a resemblance of the person that it once belonged to. Not sure if that really makes sense. 👻 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea Okay, I‘m on Chapter 6 now too. So we‘re on the same page and you can read at your own pace tomorrow. 😊 13mo
MinDea I so know what you mean. The last chapter resonated with me. Will be interesting to see how their experiment goes! I really like this book so far! I think it'll be a fun ride. 😱👻 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea Five was definitely interesting! I like how they had to navigate their way back to the others. I‘ve liked it so far myself! 13mo
MinDea Yes! That was interesting. Definitely spooky and has my interest peaked on what is going on. Also the writing in the bathroom is strange. 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea I know! I really want to know what that means. 13mo
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Rage | Stephen King, Richard Bachman
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This is the only King story I know of that has been pulled from publication. King himself voluntarily had it removed due to a number of school shootings, culminating with Columbine. It‘s a different story to read today than it was when I was in my late teens in the early 80‘s. The only school shootings I remember knowing of at that time both happened the year I was born, 1966, one close to where I was born. I wish I could still say that today.

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Done and in place! Now comes the even harder work of categorising and shelving not only the two cases we took out and put in the dining room but also taking books from the other office shelf (the apothecary one that was our first purchase five years ago that‘s bulging at the seams) and the one in the living room. My part was easy I think.

Bklover They look great!!!! 13mo
BookwormAHN The bookcases look great, good luck organizing 📚 13mo
GarthRanzz @Bklover Thank you Missy! I couldn‘t quite get a good, square photo due to all the stacks of books everywhere! 📚📚📚 13mo
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GarthRanzz @BookwormAHN Thanks Ashley! I think the organising is going to take a day or two. 😊 13mo
Tanisha_A Super neat! Have fun! 😀 It sure sounds fun! 13mo
robinb Very nice!! 13mo
GarthRanzz @robinb Thanks Robin! I wasn‘t sure how‘d they look once together but they fit right in. Measured correctly for once! 😊 And I‘m glad I picked the smaller version. I barely got them through the door 13mo
GarthRanzz @Tanisha_A Thank you Tanisha! All I can do is help hand books over. The girlfriend is doing the sorting and categorising. She would run a tidy bookstore. 😊 13mo
Tanisha_A @GarthRanzz You guys are adorable! 😄 13mo
LeahBergen Oh! Look at all that gorgeous shelf space! Have fun. ❤️❤️ 13mo
Velvetfur Oohh I'd love a huge bookshelf like that! 13mo
Cathythoughts Nice work 👍🏻 13mo
GarthRanzz @LeahBergen 3:30am and we‘re calling it a night. We will hit the stacks again tomorrow. 😊 13mo
GarthRanzz @Velvetfur It‘s three of the Billy bookcases from Ikea. Two of the regular ones with a narrow one in the middle. I need another set of the three to finish off the office. 13mo
GarthRanzz @Cathythoughts Thanks Cathy! Definitely made it a day‘s work. 13mo
Velvetfur @GarthRanzz Oh it's your own composition! 😂 Good work, it looks great! 👍 13mo
Soubhiville Oh that looks amazing! Can‘t wait to see them in use. 📚😊 13mo
Scurvygirl Looks amazing! Can‘t wait to have shelves to display everything, myself. 13mo
rohit-sawant Fantastic! 🙌🏻 13mo
ElishaLovesBooks Awesome!! Can‘t wait to see it filled!😊 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Ahhhhh mouth watering 🤣☺️ 13mo
LauraBeth 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 13mo
tonyahoswalt Beautiful! Can't wait to see them full of books! 13mo
Ddzmini 😮👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼📚📚📚😋 13mo
Eggs Awesome shelves ❤️ikea 13mo
robinb @GarthRanzz Now for the fun part...filling them with treasures! 😊👍 Enjoy! 13mo
tracey38 Very nice! Hope you post when you get them filled. I love pics of bookcases. 13mo
Gezemice We have our Billys, too. :) 13mo
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The Stand | Stephen King
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Took a dinner break a little bit ago with the girlfriend. She had a grilled chicken salad while I had chipotle grilled chicken nachos. I also stopped for a drink at my favourite little soda shack; a Fresca Wild Thing (cherries with watermelon purée). A couple of chapters of The Stand for @DeweysReadathon then back to work on the Billies and The Rage playing in my ear. A little something for #KingAtoZ in the envelope. ?

The #LosersClub
#BuddyRead

YouReadMyEyes Mmmm nachos 🤤🤤🤤 13mo
TricksyTails 🤤 Chipotle nachos?? Yum! 13mo
whatshesreadingnow Yum my favorite 🤤 13mo
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TK421 That drink sounds delicious! 13mo
AlaMich @TK421 Yes it does!!😋 13mo
OwenBanner How are you liking The Stand? 13mo
GarthRanzz @OwenBanner Love it! I never tire of reading it. 13mo
OwenBanner That man‘s imagination is awe inspiring 13mo
GarthRanzz @OwenBanner His ability to create characters that not only feel real but like friends or family always gets me. 13mo
OwenBanner Yes. So true. The first book I read of his was Needful Things because I‘d been intrigued by the trailer of the film when I was younger but never watched it. It‘s still one of the best reading experiences I‘ve had 13mo
GarthRanzz @OwenBanner It‘s why I can reread The Stand so often. It‘s like a family reunion. A horrible one but still good. 😊 13mo
OwenBanner Haha, yes, one you hope never really happens 13mo
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Rage | Stephen King, Richard Bachman
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While the girlfriend unloads and sorts off the old shelves (that‘s just one shelf!), I‘m rotating listening to my #BuddyReads putting together new shelves. We will most likely be working through the weekend sorting. But it‘s fun! And I‘ll finally have a place for The King that‘s not buried on a low shelf. I hope everyone is having as great a weekend! I apologise for my lack of posts this week but I‘ll be back to normal soon. 😊📚

The #LosersClub

MinDea I am sitting down and diving in to chapter 2! 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea Yay! As soon as Rage finishes (it‘s on the last set of chapters) I‘m switching to Horrorstor. I may sit with it while I eat a late lunch/early dinner. 13mo
MinDea Wow. It really is just diving in to the story! Not much of a setup. Off to see Infinity Wars. Will read more tonight! Hope you enjoy it when you start! 13mo
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GarthRanzz @MinDea Enjoy the movie!! 🍿 🎥 13mo
TricksyTails Are you listening to Rage? I‘ve not been able to find it in audio format. 13mo
GarthRanzz @TricksyTails Yes! Not a very good actor, kind of deadpan, but it‘s letting me work and listen. I have all but the last couple of years worth of King‘s books in audio, sorted by publication date. You know I‘m happy to share. 😊 13mo
TricksyTails You are too kind! Thank you! That‘s what I love about audiobooks, the ability to multitask! If I can‘t get out of this reading slump, I might have to take you up on that! Thank you! ☺️ 13mo
GarthRanzz @TricksyTails Just let me know and I can email you a section at a time. 😊 13mo
TricksyTails I will! Thank you! 🤗 13mo
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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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#FriYayIntro

1. Tagged, just starting for a buddy read with my friend @MinDea
2. None. It‘s Utah. They don‘t tell us any real news in the media here.
3. Yes, starting in a few hours!
4. I hope I‘m not being to forward with my introduction, but I like your preface.
5. 👍🏻

GripLitGrl 😄😂👍 13mo
ReadZenRites Your answer to # 2. 😂😂👍🏻 13mo
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Headed out with the girlfriend‘s brother to see Avengers: Infinity War in 30 minutes! I have a half an hour drive and we‘re going to grab dinner before hand. Can not wait! I know I have quite a few emails to answer from earlier but I will soon! 😊 Decided I needed a nap before the late movie since I didn‘t sleep last night. Anyone else going to opening night?

vivastory Enjoy! 13mo
thereadingowlvina Have fun! 👍 13mo
rohit-sawant Enjoy! 🙌🏻 13mo
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GatheringBooks i booked ours on monday evening! enjoy! 13mo
GripLitGrl Enjoy!🖒 13mo
FantasyChick We didn't make it to opening night but we are going this weekend with the kids! Hope you had a great time 13mo
GarthRanzz @rohit-sawant @vivastory @thereadingowlvina @GatheringBooks @GripLitGrl @FantasyChick Thanks everyone! Took me all day to recover from being out so late. Didn‘t get home until 3:00 am. And I used to be such a night owl! Definitely a good movie and I‘ll be seeing again Tuesday but I‘m a little ticked. Once you see it you‘ll probably figure out why. 13mo
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#KingAtoZ

I cannot thank you all enough for participating in my first photo challenge on Litsy! The turn out was truly incredible, beyond my wildest dreams! I‘ve loved getting to know my fellow King fans & learning all sorts of fascinating trivia about my favourite author. I have a small gift for everyone I‘ve tagged if you‘re willing to share your mailing address with me at garthranzz at gmail. I will announce the winner of the King book soon!

cj82487 How awesome! It was interesting seeing everyone's take on the quotes. I forgot about it for a while there (oops lol) but i liked flipping thru the tag feed 13mo
GarthRanzz @cj82487 Everybody did such a great job! It really was fun seeing them all. 13mo
TrishB It was fab 👍🏻 I ran out of steam with the last couple of letters but loved reading everyone‘s! I‘ll drop you an email 😁 13mo
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GarthRanzz @TrishB Thanks Trish! I very nearly didn‘t get every letter done myself! 13mo
vivastory One of the best photo challenges I've participated in. Thanks again! 13mo
GarthRanzz @vivastory Thank you Scott! It was an honour to get to know you and everyone else so much! And I‘ve got you covered. 😊 I‘ll drop things in the mail when I have everyone‘s info. 13mo
ShookBelf I had a ball - it was fascinating to see how everyone interpreted the letters. Will send email. Thanks again @GarthRanzz 13mo
GarthRanzz @ShookBelf Thanks Helen! It was cool to learn so much about King! A lot I didn‘t know myself! 13mo
CSeydel It was great fun to see everyone‘s entries — even though I probably submitted fewer than half the letters in the alphabet, I enjoyed seeing everyone else‘s ideas! Thanks so much for hosting, Scott! 13mo
Sweettartlaura Thanks again to you & all the Littens that participated- this was awesome 👏🏻 13mo
rohit-sawant I had such a blast playing along. Loved all the terrific posts by fellow Constant Readers. Thanks again for hosting, Scott! 13mo
GarthRanzz @rohit-sawant @CSeydel @Sweettartlaura Thank you! You all made this fun! Otherwise I would have seemed like Annie Wilkes fanboying over King by myself. 😱 13mo
dariazeoli Thanks again - will send an email. So nice to get together with all the other King fans! 13mo
Blueberry It was fun looking for things to post and I met new friends. Thank you for hosting :) 13mo
AmyG Thanks so much Scott. I totally enjoyed this and learned quite a bit about SK! 13mo
BookwormAHN I had a lot of fun. Thanks for putting this together. I'll email you 😸 13mo
YouReadMyEyes Thank you Scott for hosting this! Will email you. Work got crazy busy for me and I missed the last few letters, sadly. It really was a blast. I made some new Litten friends and added a bunch to my #tbr 😆 13mo
Jovy It was a joy doing this challenge! Thanks so much for getting us all together. Got too busy towards the end, but had a blast reading all the entries. 😀 13mo
GripLitGrl This was so much fun! Thanks again for doing such a great hosting job. I enjoyed everyone's post. I'll send you an email.😀 13mo
TricksyTails Thanks for hosting this challenge! I‘ve thoroughly enjoyed everyone‘s posts! 🖤 13mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit Best challenge ever! I sent an email and hope I sent it to the right place! 😜 13mo
Readage I had a blast, truly looked forward to every day and seeing everyone‘s entries! Thank you @GarthRanzz for an awesome challenge! Sharing my email with you! 😉 13mo
FantasyChick I absolutely loved this challenge even though I only made it part way through (was an off month). I loved seeing everyone's posts, some were so creative and I even learned things 🤗🤗 Will send you an email soon! 13mo
Suzze I wish I‘d contributed more! I have so many cool King related items from my years as a bookseller. I need to find them and share. Thanks for doing this! 13mo
Bookladylinda @GarthRanzz I had so much fun learning more Uncle Stevie trivia! Even though I didn‘t get through all of the letters, I had a blast!!! My email address is lboyd5900@att.net 13mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you for hosting. I had so much fun! Would it be a faux pas if I completed the alphabet even though it‘s over? 12mo
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#TrivialThursday

To celebrate opening day of Avengers: Infinity War, I have a few comic related questions.

1. Currently I‘ll say Suicide Squad because I found it the most fun with the best soundtrack this side of Affleck‘s Daredevil (yes, I liked that movie).
2. Loki in the movies, he‘s fun. Darkseid in comics (Great Darkness Saga).
3. I‘m a DC fanboy all the way. I like Marvel but, for me DC is more consistent with the quality of their books.

tonyahoswalt Wow, not many people like the Daredevil movie, other than my husband and me. Nice to know someone else! I do like the Netflix show better though! 13mo
BookishMe I am hoping Loki gets his own spinoff... I am so swayed by my daughter's infatuation with Mr H. ;D 13mo
MinDea I can't wait to see it Saturday!!!!! 13mo
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GarthRanzz @MinDea We have tickets as a family (my girlfriend‘s family is my only one besides Litsy)fir next Tuesday but one of her brothers and I always try to hit opening night too so I‘m going to a midnight show tonight. 13mo
GarthRanzz @tonyahoswalt I really did like the movie. And that soundtrack I still listen to. 13mo
GarthRanzz @BookishMe He has been such a great villain/anti-hero. They always have trouble doing good villains but Loki was a home run. 13mo
MinDea So jealous! Every year for my birthday all I want is to go see the new marvel movie (typically comes out the weekend of my birthday) and eat good food before it! I love the avenger movies. And I love that Guardians will be with them !? 13mo
MinDea *!! 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea Me too! Ever since the first X-Men movie it seems there is a new superhero movie released around my birthday in May. The Avengers was supposed to be until they got pissy with The Rock. 13mo
MinDea When is your bday? 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea The 14th. My girlfriend‘s is the 8th. So we get to alternate Mother‘s Day and superhero movies for our birthdays. 😊 13mo
MinDea Mine is the 1st and my boyfriend's is the 9th. So we celebrate jointly on Cinco de mayo! 😆 13mo
GarthRanzz @MinDea Cool! May seems to be the month for good birthdays. 😊 13mo
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#KingAtoZ

Z is for Zenith Rising, the first instalment in a story called The Plant that King started writing in the early 80‘s. He released six instalments in 2000 before stopping progress on the story/novel. In short, the story is about a plant sent to a publishing company after it rejects a prospective author‘s book, True Tales of Demon Infestation, and the bad luck that follows. You can get the six parts at his website: https://bit.ly/2HNpuyJ

GarthRanzz Thank you, all my fellow Constant Readers, in playing along with my little King challenge! I‘ve enjoyed it immensely! 13mo
Cathythoughts Thanks for the link last night to the Press conference re GSK 👍🏻. Unreal 13mo
GarthRanzz @Cathythoughts You‘re welcome! I can‘t wait for more to come out about it and how they really caught him. 13mo
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rohit-sawant Fantastic pick, Scott! Another SK story I knew nothing about. Thanks for sharing the link! Also, a writer seeking revenge after rejection? I think I'm gonna enjoy this 😆 13mo
GarthRanzz @rohit-sawant Thanks Rohit! I can‘t remember how he left the story hanging but I was enjoying the instalments back then. Might have to sneak in a reread myself. 😊 13mo
BookishMe What an awesome collection of posts celebrating the master storyteller! 👏🏽👏🏽 13mo
GripLitGrl Thanks for posting the link gotta check this one out. I don't recall hearing of this one. 13mo
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#HumpDayPost

1. Stuff you‘ve all seen already. 😊 Book haul and catching up on correspondence.
2. Some. The Curse of Oak Island and Ink Master are two favourites.
3. Tagged book
4. Neither really. I read mainly ebooks on my iPad.
5. See picture on the right. 😊

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Book club night for my girlfriend so I‘m chilling at an adjacent table reading Rage for The #LosersClub, prepping tomorrow‘s #TrivialThursday and the final post for my #KingAtoZ. I‘m finally trying the crepes from Nostalgia Cafe, full of strawberry goodness to go along with my vanilla latte. Probably not the best meal for dinner but I don‘t care. 😊

AmyG Looks delicious. 13mo
GarthRanzz @AmyG It is actually pretty good. Not too sweet which is what I‘m always afraid of. Strawberries are perfect! 13mo
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Tanisha_A @GarthRanzz I understand your fear of not too sweet. Have the same. In fact less that normal sweet is good. 😀 13mo
GarthRanzz @Tanisha_A Exactly! I prefer sweet to natural and not overwhelming. I was raised by a southern family of sweet tea drinkers but would only drink mine unsweetened. Guess I never inherited that sweet tooth everyone else seemed to have. 13mo
Tanisha_A @GarthRanzz Sameeee, my family too. And now when i visit home and make myself a cup of coffee without sugar; or when my mom is making it, and I request her to not add sugar, it's a discussion! Huh! 😂 13mo
GarthRanzz @Tanisha_A Oh, I get super particular about my coffee too! I like a little something, no more than one Splenda and cream. Never could drink it strong and black like my mom but never as sweet as everyone else. 13mo
Tanisha_A @GarthRanzz Yep, less sugar equals more flavour of the main ingredient, which is the whole point. And same for any dessert! 13mo
Bourriquet76 We had crêpes at one of our favorite places tonight. I had Brie and pear with toasted almonds, my husband did a savory Thai beef filled. 13mo
GarthRanzz @Bourriquet76 Both of those sound yummy! 13mo
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Finally! I ordered some Billy bookcases from IKEA as a surprise for the girlfriend nearly a month ago. I guess I know what I‘ll be doing with my weekend. 😊📚

TheLibrarian How sweet!! 13mo
JoScho You are awesome 🖤 13mo
emilyhaldi Nice!!! And good luck putting them together, although I suppose they‘re probably easier than a lot of other options at ikea 😝 13mo
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ladym30 That is so sweet!! 13mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Nice!! Good job! 👏 Theyre not too bad to assemble - you got this! 13mo
ReadZenRites Oooo, that‘s a really nice gift! 🎉 13mo
GarthRanzz @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @TheLibrarian @JoScho @emilyhaldi @ladym30 @ReadZenRites Thanks everyone! We were in desperate need of more shelves. I think I can handle getting these together and in place. 😊 13mo
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