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JordanGraft

JordanGraft

Joined May 2016

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Shirley Jackson's writing - just like her characters - is perfect and eerie and deranged and so so entertaining. I adore all her books, and this one is no exception.

twohectobooks Just started watching the Netflix series! It‘s very different from the book, but there are some nice Easter eggs in there. 1y
JordanGraft @twohectobooks I watched the first episode but was so disappointed because the book was too fresh in my mind. I'm gonna have to give it another shot later 1y
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The Terror: A Novel | Dan Simmons
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I absolutely loved this book. It seamlessly blends history, horror, Inuit lore, the supernatural, and human conflict into a really compelling read. It's a long book to wade into but I got through it quickly since I couldn't put it down

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Shirley Jackson's writing ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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When you're trying to read a scary story but then you feel something creeping up behind you... Happy Halloween, everyone! 🎃
#blackcatsoflitsy

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A friend gifted this to me and it's full of recipes that sound so so delicious! Is it weird that I wish it had more pictures, though? 😂

Yesterday we made the gnocchi mac & cheese and loved it!

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Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe | Edgar Allan Poe
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Hey. You like my Poetrait? 😂

Reviewsbylola That‘s amazing! 1y
Laura317 Love it!! 1y
twohectobooks Love it!! 1y
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The Shining | Stephen King
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I'm a lifelong horror movie fanatic, but I prefer to watch them with my entire Wolfpack so I can feel brave about it. Who else is way too excited for this scary season?!
#dogsoflitsy

Reviewsbylola You look so cute and comfy! 1y
JordanGraft @Reviewsbylola definitely comfy! 😁 1y
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The Terror: A Novel | Dan Simmons
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Raided the used bookstore by my office. What's it called when you're basically like a vampire but instead of an insatiable appetite for blood, it's books? I think I'm whatever that thing is.

DivineDiana As am I! If only we also had immortality! 🧛‍♀️ 1y
irre There There is amazing!! 1y
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Mongrels: A Novel | Stephen Graham Jones
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I love love love this author's style and the way he uses the smallest but most vivid details to bring his characters to life. This is a story about stories, about a kid coming of age, about complex family relationships, and about werewolves.

And in honor of that, here's a photo of one of my Mongrels, trying to look innocent after he scraped his head being wild. Looks like his horns are finally growing in.

LeahBergen Awww! ❤️ 1y
Susannah Sweet face! Clearly, he‘s feeling chastened. 😁 1y
DGRachel 😍🐶😍 1y
Bookzombie So cute! 1y
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Mongrels: A Novel | Stephen Graham Jones
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LeahBergen Well, that looks cozy! ❤️ 1y
LiteraryinLititz Perfect Sunday scene! 1y
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Mongrels: A Novel | Stephen Graham Jones
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Road trips and reading and horses, oh my!
#montana

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Beautiful! Happy and safe travels! 1y
LeahBergen Beautiful photo! 1y
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"hey buddy, I have a tattoo of you on my arm, see?"
#bookishtattoos #theraven #yellowstone

Lcsmcat You‘re in my happy place. 😀 1y
LeahBergen 😂😂 1y
Soubhiville What a great photo and a cool moment! 1y
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Ghost Story | Peter Straub
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13 fave scary stories, for anyone else who loves horror!
1. The Yellow Wallpaper, Perkins Gilman
2. The Shining, King
3. Ghost Story, Straub
4. House of Leaves, Danielewski
5. World War Z, Brooks
6. Sleepy Hollow, Irving
7. The Call of Cthulhu, Lovecraft
8. The Raven, Poe
9. Slade House, Mitchell
10. The Grownup, Flynn
11. Broken Monsters, Beukes
12. Bird Box, Malerman
13. A Head Full of Ghosts, Tremblay

JordanGraft Sorry I couldn't fit full names of authors! 1y
Dr._Who_number10 AWESOME THANK YOU SOO MUCH IM LOOKING FOR SCARY STORIES FOR MY ENGLISH CLASS💕💕💕💕 1y
MinDea This is great! I have heard of most of these but a few I am not familiar with. 🏃🏽‍♀️ Off to look them up. Thank you! 1y
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Kindredanne Love The Yellow Wallpaper!! 1y
Readingismyescape Thanks for sharing. I‘m a huge horror fan. 💀 1y
MStew 😍👌 1y
anabereads Ghost Storybisnliterally the most horrifying book I have ever read. And I read a lot. A LOT. 1y
JordanGraft @Dr._Who_number10 there's also a really great anthology series called "The Best Horror of the Year," edited by Ellen Datlow. I only have a few volumes so far but I definitely have not been disappointed! 1y
JordanGraft @MinDea you are welcome! Enjoy :) 1y
JordanGraft @Readingismyescape if you have any recommendations, let me know! I'm always on the search for good horror 1y
Dr._Who_number10 @JordanGraft Awesome thank you so much!💕📚 1y
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I'm obsessed with Louise Erdrich's writing. She can weave a beautifully crafted tale like no other. This novel is much different than the ones she's written before, and not my favorite, but the characters and their relationships are just as striking and memorable. There were a few aspects that reminded me a bit too much of Handmaid's Tale, and the ending left me a little frustrated, but overall I thought it was worth reading.

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Me: I'm gonna read for awhile
Dogs: k we're all gonna stand on you while you do that cuz that will be fun for us for some reason
#dogsoflitsy

Lylah you‘re so pretty!! 1y
LeahBergen 😂😂 1y
JordanGraft @Lylah oh thank you!! 1y
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kspenmoll 🤣🤣 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Right?! WHY?!! Im like, go stand on each other if you like it so much 😂 1y
RebL Such good doggies! 1y
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😁

JacqMac Truth! 1y
JSW I would pay to go. Not kidding. 1y
Slajaunie 👍 1y
Readingismyescape Agreed!! 1y
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Song Yet Sung | James McBride
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I've been super picky and judgey about books lately, but I loved this one. Even though it broke my heart. The end is beautiful, and not what I expected at all. Now excuse me while I wake up my passed-out dog so he can comfort me 💔

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Kentucky Mint Julep | Joe Nickell
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Happy Derby Day!

Soubhiville Omg love it!!! 2y
sprainedbrain This is lovely!! 2y
LeahBergen Love it! ❤️ 2y
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All Our Wrong Todays | Elan Mastai
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No idea where to start with this mess. The narrator's "charming" underdog-esque insistence that he's dumb and not a good writer doesn't work because it's actually bad writing and he never becomes all that likeable. The pacing is a mess and while there's an attempt at some sort of sentimental grand finale it just doesn't pan out. What is this book even about? I thought of bailing many times and now I kind of wish I had.

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All Our Wrong Todays | Elan Mastai
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Just relocated to a new city and finally got some of my books unpacked so it feels more like home 😊
I'm gonna need a LOT more shelves, though...

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I wasn't going to read this until news broke that Trump's lawyer sent a cease & desist to the publisher, so then of course I pre-ordered 3 copies. Wolff's writing can be witty and engaging, and much of this book reads like delicious gossip, with some very interesting insights thrown in. Personally, I thought it was worth reading.

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Decided to go purple. One of my colleagues said I look like a teacher from Harry Potter. Another said I either look like a super villain or a character from Hunger Games. I've never been so flattered 😂

the-flashley Colorful hair is the best hair!! ❤️ 2y
Dolly It looks great ! Love it! 💖 2y
Bookzombie I love it! 2y
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kspenmoll Looks fabulous!!!💜 2y
readingjedi It really looks good on you! 2y
Hollie Love it! 2y
melbeautyandbooks Love it! 2y
LauraBeth This looks great on you! 2y
HardcoverHearts Fantastic color! 👌🏻 2y
Ddzmini Looks great 👍🏼 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That is BEAUTIFUL!! Love it!! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Cool colour! Looks good! 2y
MaureenMc 👍 2y
Jhullie Simply stunning 💜 2y
NatalieR Beautiful! 💜💜💜 2y
Tanisha_A Looks so niceeee! 2y
rather_be_reading love it!! 💜 2y
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The bad dog and the bad cat are suddenly allies. Please pray for me.

Soubhiville Uh oh. They‘re plotting. 🐶🐱😲 2y
Dolly 😂😂 2y
rather_be_reading 😂😂 2y
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Koko | Peter Straub
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My very favourite used book store had a midnight sale tonight 😁
#bookhaul #joy

LeahBergen Nice!! 2y
Scurvygirl Look at all the Peter Straub!!! 💜💜💜 2y
rather_be_reading 😍😍 2y
rather_be_reading midnight sale 😲😲 2y
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White Fang | Jack London
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Novel was jealous that he didn't get a picture too, so

Laura317 Quite the dapper fellow! 2y
Kappadeemom Hipster!😎 2y
rather_be_reading 😂😂 2y
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White Fang | Jack London
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To my fellow northerners, stay warm out there!

Simona Very cute😍😍😍 2y
Marmie7 Adorable!😍 2y
LeahBergen Love it! 😂😂😂 2y
Karkar Such a cute picture! 😍🐶🐾❤️ 2y
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Couldn't find the cat for almost 20 minutes...
#blackcatsoflitsy

Cinfhen 😹😻😹😻 2y
Scurvygirl Laughed out loud loudly!! 2y
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LiteraryinLititz No way!! 2y
Dolly Umm, one of your ornaments is too big😂 2y
Kappadeemom His face 😳 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Hilarious! When we used to have cats, they did the same thing. And when they grew up, the tree became their giant chew toy. 😂😻🎄 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
BeckyandBooks We have a similar problem with our black cat! 2y
erinreads Mine would be easy to spot in the tree, but he‘s so big the damn thing would probably be on the floor if he ever tried to climb it. 😹 2y
JordanGraft @erinreads 😹😹😹 2y
Zelma 😂 that is awesome! 2y
Bookzombie 😂😂 2y
MaureenMc 😄Love it! 2y
MinDea 😊😂😂😂 2y
MinDea @TricksyTails you will enjoy this! 2y
TricksyTails 😹😹😹 @MinDea I'm eagerly awaiting a Shadow photo like this. 2y
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My husband knows the way to my heart 😍 He gave me books for my birthday yesterday!
Fun fact: yesterday was also Kurt Vonnegut and Dostoyevsky's birthdays!

DivineDiana Belated birthday wishes! Enjoy the best of gifts! 🎉📚🎂 2y
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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Staying at a hotel where F. Scott Fitzgerald used to hang out! It's apparently also super haunted 😱
#roadtrip #louisville #seelbachhotel

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled THAT is COOL!! 👻 2y
StacksNShelves That‘s awesome! 2y
minkyb Super beautiful! 2y
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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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You guys. I'm so mean 😂

PenguinInFlight 😂😂😂😻 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm You may get a statement poop for that. 🤣🤣🤣 Adorable! 2y
DGRachel Kitty does not look amused. 😂😂 2y
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Laura317 Oh that face! 😂😂😂 2y
Melwilk That‘s awesome! 2y
Jess7 Aww 2y
mcipher It‘s worth it. So cute!! 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
Simona 😂😂😂Yes you are ... 2y
tojuxtapose 😂😂😂 2y
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Ok Litsyans. Which one do I read next? Ichabod is here to model them for you

Bookzombie So cute! 💕🐱 2y
TaciturnWhenReading I just read the Remains of the Day the other day and really enjoyed it! 2y
Lcsmcat I second @TaciturnWhenReading . And 😻😻😻! 2y
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Notafraidofwords SUS ! Loved it. 2y
drinkteareadbooks So adorable! 😍 2y
kyraleseberg Song Yet Sung 🙌 2y
Hollie Furiously happy! 2y
LeahBergen The Remains of the Day. ❤️ 2y
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Ghost Story | Peter Straub
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Hands down #alltimefavescare
It's one of the best books I've ever read. The writing is beautiful and brilliant, and the plot is chilling. I loved reading this one. This tranquil little scene from my neighborhood reminds me of their quiet, pleasant little town right before all hell breaks loose. #hallowreads
@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

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Ordinary Wolves | Seth Kantner
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He's not distracting at all... 🙄

Bookzombie 💕🐶 2y
InLibrisVeritas So cute! What kind of dog is he? 😍 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage That face!! 2y
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JordanGraft @InLibrisVeritas we're not sure. The vet thinks catahoula/ great Dane mix? 2y
Alfoster Awwww😍! 2y
DebinHawaii Adorable! 🐶❤️ 2y
stacybmartin So adorable!! 😍 2y
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It | Stephen King
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This is on my library shelf but I haven't been able to convince myself to read it yet. Considering the movie gave me nightmares as a kid, and the book is supposedly way scarier, I'm counting this as #tooterrifyingtofinish #hallowreads
@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

Crystalblu I didn't really find it all that scary. 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Going to the party store tonight to buy a red balloon to tie to the sewer grate for Halloween! Im awful!! 🎈 2y
JordanGraft @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled um I would cry if I saw that! 2y
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Beetlejuice | Tim Burton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis
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So I failed to post a photo for #bloodbath but here's our costumes for tonight! #hallowreads
@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

Bookzombie Love! 2y
Dragon Beetlejuice!Beetlejuice!Beetlejuice! 2y
LeahBergen Awesome! 👏🏻 2y
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Elisa Outstanding!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
Bookworm-Bobbie Amazing!! ❤️👏 2y
Cinfhen Awesome 👻 2y
DiruVamp You two look fantastic!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
BibliophileMomma Awesome! 2y
rather_be_reading love it! 2y
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Tyrone the Horrible | Hans Wilhelm
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Went to the Denver Museum of Science & Nature a couple days ago and it totally reminded me of one of my favourite children's books!

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House of Leaves | Mark Z Danielewski
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Ok I'm really failing at the photo challenge. I've been traveling for work a ton this month so it's been difficult. Here's a picture of a cool spider from our garden a few weeks ago that has nothing to do with this book. The book, however, is absolutely mind-bending and bizarre.
#fantasyfriday #hallowreads

@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

MicheleinPhilly 😱I would have to move. 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That spider + House of Leaves is way more than I can handle! 😂 2y
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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There are strange and horrifying creatures all around, but whoever looks at them meets a terrible end. This book gave me panic attacks, in the best way.
#creaturefeature #hallowreads

@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

MinDea So want to read this book! 2y
VinceReads I loved this book so much! 2y
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Mongrels: A Novel | Stephen Graham Jones
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Next on my national tour of bookstores: if you're in Denver, go to the Tattered Cover. It's an old converted opera house packed full of books! This is where I found a signed copy of a book that's been on my list for a while!

rather_be_reading wow!! 👏👏 2y
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Carrie | Stephen King
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This poor girl had one seriously twisted mom
#evilkin #hallowreads

@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

BibliophileMomma Oh good one! 2y
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The Shining | Stephen King
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The book scared the hell out of me and it's one of the best horror movies ever made. Love this one!
#scarybooktomovie #hallowreads

@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

Megabooks There‘s a documentary about the movie on Hulu call room 237. Just found it today. 2y
JordanGraft @Booksandcooks what?! I need to watch that! 2y
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When you're reading and then look over to see this 😍
#dogsoflitsy #blackcatsoflitsy

DGRachel So sweet!! 2y
DebinHawaii Cute! 🐶❤️🐱 2y
MicheleinPhilly Snuggle buddies! 2y
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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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The best part about this story, aside from the fact that it was written by a 19 year old woman, is that Frankenstein's monster wasn't half as scary as the cruelty in human nature. Makes you think. #classicscare #hallowreads

@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

DivineDiana So true! 2y
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Camping and reading for what could be our last weekend of nice weather for the year. Novel is not impressed with the whole tent thing 😂

JacqMac That face! 😂 2y
Annl I love his name! 2y
JordanGraft @Annl thanks! 2y
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MicheleinPhilly "This sucks, Mom." 2y
ReadingEnvy 😍 2y
rather_be_reading wat is ur tattoo? 2y
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What's scarier than an angry headless man throwing pumpkins at people? And of course I had to include the story that Ichabod the cat got his name from 😺
#pumpkins #hallowreads #blackcatsoflitsy

@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

Mdargusch Adorable! 2y
PenguinInFlight So cuuuuuuuute!! 😍😍 2y
MaryAnn1 I'm a dog person but even I've gotta love this! 😍💕😘 2y
JordanGraft @MaryAnn1 haha I'm a dog person too but somehow this little stinker has us all wrapped around his little finger! 2y
Zelma He is such a looker! 😻 2y
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Hell House | Richard Matheson
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Dracula's Guest | Bram Stoker
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My Halloween costume a few years ago! The colored contacts were really fun. #fangsoutfriday #hallowreads #costume

@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

Booksndogs There‘s beauty in simplicity. Consider this idea stolen! 2y
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Because I love Jackson so very much, her last published book is my pick for #creepykids
Merricat is a seriously strange, creepy girl in this story about two sisters and their uncle living in total isolation from the village after their entire family is murdered. Something unsettling is happening and the tension mounts until everything is revealed at the end.
#hallowreads

@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

JoeStalksBeck Creepy pic c! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm My thoughts too! Was about to pick this. 2y
bedandabook I‘ve just finished this one this afternoon. Superbly creepy! 2y
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The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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