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HatefulGrablin

HatefulGrablin

Joined November 2016

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Communion | Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress), Frank Lauria
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I'm starting to have weekends again and it almost gives me anxiety, I always feel like I'm forgetting somewhere I'm supposed to be. Thankfully coffee and snuggles help.

Bookzombie 💕🐱 I hope you enjoy your weekend! 2mo
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Pickpick

Really hard to rate this book, it's actually two novellas and I have very different feelings about each. The first story 'When Darkness Loves Us' is very creepy and disturbing, I wish it could have been the whole book. The second, 'Beauty Is...' was difficult for me to get into, I actually had to put the book aside for a while. I guess all in all it was fine, but my rating is really just for the first story.

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IT'S SPOOKY SEASON (and cat toothpaste)

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Paperbacks from Hell | Grady Hendrix

Since time immemorial humankind's greatest natural predator has been the clown.

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I thought this was pretty good, definitely good enough to check out volume 2. The concept is interesting and I'm hoping the flow gets a little smoother as it goes on

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Michelle Remembers | Michelle Smith
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Mehso-so

Hard to believe that anyone could have thought this was real, but then I remember that people were once scared that dungeons and dragons was satanic too. Some of the ideas in this book could've made for a good horror novel, but there was too much holding it back.

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I've been wanting to read this since watching the show, and I'm sorry I waited so long. Very weird, but good.

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Not quite what I expected, but still a fun read. It was a pretty funny book with some interesting thoughts about what really separates us from animals.

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The Carnelian Cat | Jean DeWeese
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All the ruckus of moving has been stressful for Lily, but she seems to appreciate all the new boxes in the apartment. I haven't had the heart to pack this one up. #catsoflitsy #nationalcatday

Bookzombie 💕🐱 1y
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I've wanted to buy this book for a while, but since I'm not a writer it seemed like something I didn't really need. After all the nonsense happening with Disney/Star Wars I really wanted to show some support for Chuck Wendig and I'm glad I did. This book is so entertaining and worthwhile even as a non-writer.

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The Plants | Kenneth McKenney
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Mehso-so

I thought this was a pretty enjoyable book, but nothing too exciting. Killer plants aren't the kind of thing you see a lot, which was refreshing!

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I kept putting this one off because I knew it was going to be rough. I completely lost it at Patton Oswalt's afterword. Such a fantastic book.

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The Plants | Kenneth McKenney
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Over the Garden Wall, Volume 1 | Jim Campbell, Amalia Levari
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Lily's soaking up some end-of-summer sun, while I'm gearing up for fall.

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Deviant | Harold Schechter
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One of my true crime favorites, definitely made the work day go faster

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Untitled | Unknown
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Reading some fun short stories and poems on a hot summer day, edited and published by the owner of my local bookstore!

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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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With my new job it's been hard finding time for this monster of a book. A lazy Sunday with my own little sleeping beauty is just what I've been needing! #catsoflitsy

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Off Season | Jack Ketchum
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I was looking for a good cannibal book and hoo boy did I get it.

madamereadsalot1 If there's a blurb from Stephen King that a book should be read, I always add it to my TBR pile. I've never been misled by his suggestions. 1y
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Lily had to have two teeth removed yesterday and she's still a bit tired, but at least I get lots of snuggles today while I read. #catsoflitsy

Bookzombie Sweet kitty. 💕🐱 2y
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Billy Budd & Other Stories | Herman Melville
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Poor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's Crumbs - Herman Melville

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Foolish Hearts | Emma Mills
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Mehso-so

This book fell firmly in the "not for me" category. There's nothing really wrong with it, it's cute, but I just wasn't interested. I did really love the naked cover of the book though, I love taking off a dust jacket to find there's something underneath.

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The Killer Thing | Kate Wilhelm
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A short, enjoyable read. Of all the anti-imperialist sci-fi I've read, this one isn't at the top, but I still liked it. I did really enjoy the robot and how its parts were written.

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Flowers in the Attic | V.C. Andrews
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Finally had the time to finish this up today, just as unsettling as in high school. I might need a palate cleanser before I work on the rest of the series though.

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Flowers in the Attic | V.C. Andrews
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With how much I stare at my TBR stack I should have absorbed at least one book by now

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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I love the whole concept of this book, I spent a lot of time wondering what I would do if I was trying to survive in that world.

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I had to revisit this one after receiving this amazing print in my #nocturnalreadersbox. It's by Eric Nyquist and I can't wait to hang it. The Thing is one of my absolute favorite movies and the original story is also super creepy, although this may be one of the few instances where I like the movie a little bit more.

MiyakoBunny 😍🖤😍🖤😍🖤😍🖤 2y
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love this book, but it never quite got there for me. The premise seemed so cool and parts of it we're really good. The end was where it lost me the most, it felt a little cheap. I'd still recommend it to thriller fans, but it wasn't for me.

Cinfhen Exactly! Like a cheap B movie. Had potential but got cheesy🧀🧀🧀 2y
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Lust Killer | Ann Rule
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A retired doctor I volunteer with told me a story of a new doctor moving to town, who thought that people here hated outsiders since they kept spitting at his house as they walked by. It turned out that he had moved into Jerry Brudos' old house. The family quickly moved into a new home. Not only is that creepy, but it hits close to home since I drive past that address often. You never really know what's happening in houses as you drive by.

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An Enchantment of Ravens | Margaret Rogerson
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Although it veered close to some tropes at times, I loved this book. I'm a sucker for Fair Folk and I enjoyed how they were portrayed here. The cover being really pretty didn't hurt. I saw this beer with a bird on it and grabbed it, I'm glad I did since it was really good.

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Hell Hound | Ken Greenhall, Jessica Hamilton
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Good, tense book. Almost more of a character study of the people around the dog than it was a "scary dog" book. I'm glad we have no stairs, because I'm sure Lily would've pushed us down them by now!

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Growing up in Oregon, I heard plenty of stories about the Rajneeshees and watched some documentaries, but it was really interesting to see how it played out at the time. This book is a collection of articles written by the author as the situation progressed, and I found it fascinating. I wanted to finish it before starting the Netflix show, which I keep hearing is good.

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The Ruins | Scott Smith
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Finally home and cuddling with my cat again. I think I restrained myself pretty well at Powell's this trip. #bookhaul

FlowerFairy The Ruins was very good. It was not at all what I was expecting but in the best of ways. Enjoy! 2y
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Staying in Portland this weekend. Our hotel is above a bar and I get to start on my Powell's haul!

rather_be_reading fun!! and wat kinda drink is tht!? 2y
HatefulGrablin @rather_be_reading it's whiskey, lemon, and a little red wine! It's sour, but good 2y
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The Troop | Nick Cutter
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So creepy and so good. All the Lord of the Flies comparisons we're spot on. This one hit my deepest fears and I can't stop thinking about it.

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The Troop | Nick Cutter
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Lily stole my spot for a nap, so now I have to sit on the floor to read. I promise she's yawning and not about to try and eat me. #catsoflitsy

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Trying to focus on my book, but someone won't stop her adorable snoring. #catproblems

CatLass007 One of the most adorable #CatsOfLitsy I‘ve seen. 2y
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My #litsyavatar is my shadow on the wall of the Lava River Cave in Oregon. I can't wait to go back, especially knowing not to try and share a flashlight!

Chelleo Very cool! 2y
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My reading partner for #24in48, falling asleep on the job

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Had a busy morning, so I got a late start on my #24in48, I'm still going to try for it. I'm starting off with a book I got in the #nocturnalreadersbox. I'm only a couple stories in, but I'm really enjoying it so far. I feel like I really don't read enough short stories so my goal this year is to read a bunch.

BekahB I haven‘t gotten to this selection yet, but I‘ve seen good reviews from people who‘ve read it. I‘m behind in my NRB books. 2y
HatefulGrablin @BekahB I've only had it a couple months, but I'm already starting to get behind too 2y
Readage That cover! 2y
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It was slightly warmer tonight so I tried out our new, makeshift catio. Lily seems to like it, although she got scared when big trucks went by.

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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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I got busy with other things and didn't manage to finish it by Christmas, but I made it eventually. It may have to become an annual read for me because I loved it!

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My boyfriend got me yet another Lovecraft collection for Christmas and I love it. Great way to set the tone for the new year!
#comfortread #newyearnewcat

MiyakoBunny Beautiful collection 🤩 2y
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Autumnscribe High five. Me too! 2y
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The Sentinel | Jeffrey Konvitz

"'Nonsense' is a catch-all for 'I don't understand'"

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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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If I hadn't blown an audible credit on this there's no way I would've finished it. No offense to all the people that love this book, but I just don't get it. The protagonist has an easy answer to everything and the romantic subplot reads like a bad fanfiction. The author gets way too into listing "look what a nerd I am" stuff, even when those things aren't that obscure or nerdy. I know a lot of people love it, I guess it just wasn't for me.

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Got my first #nocturnalreadersbox and I'm sorry I didn't sign up sooner. I even enjoyed the coffee, and I normally hate flavored coffee. I can't wait to start the books and hang my print!

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The I-5 Killer | Ann Rule
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I love true crime novels. Even though I don't usually consider them "scary", this one did freak me out a bit. This guy was active in my hometown and killed around places that I know very well. Do people in big cities feel this a lot or is it just because my town is relatively quiet, so this feels extra creepy?
#hallowreads

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My #bookhaul from the library book sale today. Unfortunately, the sci-fi/fantasy had been pretty well picked over, but I still found some good ones. All for 4 bucks.

CatLass007 Good for you! Congratulations. 2y
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The Devils of Loudun | Aldous Huxley
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I've seen a bunch of Halloween wines popping up in stores, but so far this is my favorite bottle
#halloween #hallowreads

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