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Kirstin

Kirstin

Joined August 2016

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Devils and Demons by Marvin Kaye
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Chamber of Horrors by Octopus Publishing Group, Smithmark Publishers, Incorporated
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This evenings plans.

Leo1733 You have very good plans! 3y
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Little Sister Death | William Gay
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Why have I not heard of William Gay before? This book is great! Southern ghost story? Yes, please!!

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Church Of Marvels | Leslie Parry
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Away from home. Quiet hotel room, snowy night and a new book. 🤗📚❄❄❄

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The first two books were appetizers, this one is the meal. 🤗👌🏽

avgeyer Just wait until books 4 and 5!!! 3y
Seshat Blaine is a pain... 3y
Kirstin @avgeyer excited for the next courses! 😉 3y
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Kirstin @Seshat only half way through. No Blaine yet.. Just met Oy. 😊 3y
avgeyer @Kirstin Oy will make you want a billy bumbler in real life 💙💙 3y
Seshat @Kirstin Oy is adorable. 3y
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Today's plans.

EchoMyEscape Love this book!!!! 3y
Suet624 Love the book and the picture. 3y
Dragon Awesome book and great photo 😀 3y
charl08 Love the poinsettia! 3y
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#decembertbr Subject to changes but I surprised myself by sticking closely to my nov tbr list. I am loving this book so far. I actually need to read 8 books to complete my reading challenge...I'm nervous because Dec is going to be busy. 😭

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Flavia is glorious! Good luck with your challenge :) 3y
Kirstin I agree! And thank you 😊 @thegirlwiththelibrarybag 3y
Reviewsbylola I just looked at my November tbr and I barely stuck to it. 😂 Good luck! 3y
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valeriegeary This is a good looking list! So many great ones! Have fun! 3y
DebinHawaii A great list--I see several books from my TBR stack on here! 📚❤️👍 3y
Kirstin Thanks! @Reviewsbylola I never stick to my tbr! It's only happened this once! 😂 3y
Kirstin I need them to be good ones! @valeriegeary I am looking forward to all of these! 3y
Kirstin @DebinHawaii I'm surprised I haven't made it to some of these already. I think I'm most excited for The Night Circus. 😊 3y
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
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#bestofnovember The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was my fav book this month. Insomnia was a very close second. #photoadaynov16 #nonfictionnovember

DebinHawaii Great job this month! 📚👍😀 3y
Kirstin Cheers! @DebinHawaii 😊 3y
CoffeeAndABook That's not bad at all 👏🏻👏🏻 🎉 The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society is one of my all-time-favorites 💓 3y
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Snowblind | Christopher Golden
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#chillyreads I loved all of these books! #photoadaynov16 ❄️❄️❄️

vivastory I'm hoping to read "The Terror" in January. 3y
rabbitprincess Loved Endurance! 3y
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Kirstin You'll love it! That's the perfect time! Brrr! 👍❄️😊 @vivastory 3y
Kirstin Me too! @rabbitprincess Amazing story! 3y
Kirstin Thank you! @MrBook 3y
vivastory @Kirstin It is being adapted into an amc TV series. 3y
Kirstin @vivastory I know! 🤗🤗 Super excited for that! 3y
SaintUrsula I'm a sucker for polar exploration. Have read and loved Endurance and Alone on the Ice. 3y
Kirstin @SaintUrsula Same here. They're addictive! I'm surprised they haven't been turned into movies! 3y
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Fever 1793 | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Not counting the three short story collections here is my #currentlyreading stack. The top two are bedtime stories for my daughter. I just finished Carrion Comfort, reread Dark Matter for my book club this week and am making my way through the Neil Gaiman. #photoadaynov16

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Dog is dreaming, cat is watching her 'stories' and I'm reading. Everyone is in their happy place!

Simona 😂 Beautiful❣️🐶😻 3y
LeahBergen Does your cat do that all the time?? 😂 3y
Kirstin @LeahBergen 😂 She loves watching 📺. I found a you tube video 'for cats' and she was transfixed. 😂😂 ?? I just laugh 3y
DebinHawaii That is funny. Max will watch for a bit sometimes if it is birds or jungle cats that move & make noise but it doesn't last long. 🐱❤️ 3y
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The Scarlet Letter: a romance | Nathaniel Hawthorne
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@LibrarianRyan put up a #classicthanksgiving challenge so I found a few really old paperbacks and took some shots. I loved this book many years ago. I should reread it as an adult.

Moray_Reads Clever picture 👌👏 3y
Kirstin @Moray_Reads Thanks! 😊 3y
tricours I recently bought this oneat the yearly library book sale in the town I now live in. People seem to either love it or hate it? 3y
Kirstin @tricours I would recommend it. I think a lot of the hate stems from it being a book people are forced to read in high school. The language is old fashioned too. 3y
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Happy Little Family | Rebecca Caudill
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I'm #thankfulfor everything that is my life but, family and books are in the top two spots. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the U.S.! Canadian here who celebrated thanksgiving way back in October. Hope your day is filled with good people, good food and good books! 😊#photoadaynov16

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Love this! I did the same thing to my daughter but with Gaiman. I gave her The Graveyard Book. I told her it wasn't scary. She only read the first few pages when she gave it back. "I will not read THAT before bed, mom". Now she reads all about cats. ??

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Romeo and Juliet | William Shakespeare
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saresmoore Ha! Yes, definitely. 3y
britt_brooke Great pick! 3y
Soubhiville Oh yes! 3y
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Elementary Particles | Michel Houellebecq
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I just gave this 3 stars over on GR but that's sort of the opposite of how I felt about this book. I can't decide whether I loved it or hated it. 🤔🤔🤔 I'm giving it a pick because the writing is brilliant even if the subject matter was pretty hard to relate to. Controversial, pornographic, amusing and sad.

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Carrion Comfort | Dan Simmons
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I love #readinginbed reading in bed's my favourite. 🤗 #photoadaynov16

RealLifeReading Oh I love Dan Simmons but haven't heard of this book. Creepy cover though...! 3y
Kirstin @RealLifeReading It's a creepy book! Darker than other Dan Simmons I've read. 3y
tricours Did it start making sense? 3y
Kirstin @tricours It did but I thought the book was a mess. It ended up getting 2 stars from me. Not worth the length. 3y
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The Valley of Horses | Jean M. Auel
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#setineasterneurope A long, long time ago... #photoadaynov16

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Contagious | Scott Sigler
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#onewordtitles I had to try the poetry. 😂😂😂#photoadaynov16

Alfoster Nice!👍 3y
ValerieAndBooks 👍👍😊 3y
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The Big Sleep | Raymond Chandler
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I didn't think I would have anything for #headlesscovers So many horror books and all the heads are intact! #photoadaynov16

erzascarletbookgasm Two great books you have there! 3y
Kirstin @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks, I love both of them! 😊 3y
MrBook Ooh, nice pic! 3y
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Kirstin Thanks, @MrBook 👍 3y
BookBabe Oh, now I want a coffee. 😍 3y
Kirstin I always want a coffee 🙌 ☕️ @BookBabe 3y
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Carrion Comfort | Dan Simmons
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This book is so weird. 100 pages in and I have no idea what is going on.

MrBook 😻😻😻 3y
Texreader I have that exact same duvet cover and a black cat to match. Eerie! 😻 3y
BookBabe 😻 3y
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Eyelit Just 700 more to go!? 😆 your kitty seems happy. 3y
valeriegeary Hmmmm.... Might be time for a new book? 🤔 3y
tricours Oh no, I have high hopes for this one! 3y
Kirstin @Texreader Yay for IKEA! 😊 and black cats! 😻 3y
Kirstin @Eyelit Right? I'm a bit worried! 😩 Persephone is in her happy place 😊 3y
Kirstin @valeriegeary I'm in it for the long haul. I usually love Dan Simmons and I'm hoping it will all come together soon. Fingers crossed 3y
Kirstin @tricours Me too! I really hope it starts to make sense soon! 3y
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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#TBT Pretty slow reading month last November. Jonathan Strange took up a lot of time. Worth it though. I didn't end up liking 'You' very much.

Mommamanzi Have you started watching it yet?! 3y
Kirstin @Mommamanzi I saw the first episode and then forgot when it was playing. I'll have to try and find it again. Television and I don't get along very well. 3y
Mommamanzi It's on Netflix now. I'm horrible with tv as well but really enjoyed it! 3y
Kirstin @Mommamanzi It looks so well done. I'll binge watch this winter when I'm snowed in. 👍 3y
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My #bookpyramid from the largest to the smallest books I own. #photoadaynov16

LisaJo We have that very large dictionary when I was growing up too. I kind a wish my parents had never gotten rid of it after I moved out. 3y
Kirstin @LisaJo I found this at a garage sale. It's such a pretty book but it's in rough shape. 😊 3y
RealLifeReading Oh wow that is a huge book 3y
LisaJo ❤️❤️❤️📚📚📚❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Summer of Night | Dan Simmons
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
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This one gets all the stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A guaranteed-to-get-you-out-of-a-reading-rut kind of book.

saresmoore I had forgotten all about this book! I LOVED it! 3y
ScientistSam This is such a great, unusual story! 3y
Kirstin @saresmoore It was so good! A new favourite! 3y
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Kirstin Yes it was! @ScientistSam 👍 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Isn't it the best ever?! 😊❤️😊 All the hugs and stars - I remember wanting to crawl inside and just live there. 3y
Kirstin @Penny_LiteraryHoarders Right?! Same here! 🙌 3y
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#orangecovers I 🍊 orange! Photoadaynov16

Alfoster Sweet pic! 3y
IMASLOWREADER loved that series...the movies werent bad either 3y
Kirstin @Alfoster Thanks! 😊 3y
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Kirstin @MizDoniaBuding I thought they did a great job with the movies too. It was a fun series. 😊 3y
Mommamanzi Geek Love was a great book! 3y
IMASLOWREADER i enjoyed both versions of the movies also...absolutely loved the books too 3y
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Absolutely fascinating! I knew nothing of Truman Capote other than that he wrote 'In Cold Blood'. Now, I don't think it's possible to know more. I loved the style in which this bio is written. An oral history. Reminded me of the other Plimpton book 'Edie'. Both subjects had very similar lives. These photos were not how I pictured Truman before but how I see him now.

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The best fairytale ever! #heretherebedragons I love Robert Munsch! #photoadaynovember16

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Dance Me to the End of Love | Linda Sunshine, Leonard Cohen, Henri Matisse
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So sad to hear this news. His words meant the world to me. xo R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

KVanRead Shared this one too. A quote that buoys me all the time. 💔 3y
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Out of these 4 I could not pick a #favoriteneilgaiman They all get 5 stars from me. ❤️

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I love Plimpton's gossipy biographies. #booksandbrew #nonfictionnovember

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Bluestocking 😓 3y
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Inspired by a restaurant I ate at in Nashville and @MrBook (one can only see so many tater tots pics before caving) I made truffle tater tots with Parmesan and rosemary. Heavenly 😇

Alfoster Looks delicious!! 3y
britt_brooke Ooh, yum! Which Nashville restaurant was the inspiration? 3y
Kirstin @britt_brooke It was Burger Revolution in the gulch. Life changing tater tots there! 😊 3y
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Kirstin Thanks, @Alfoster ! They were! 3y
britt_brooke @Kirstin Good to know, thanks! Hubby and I will need to get down there soon. 😁 3y
Kirstin @britt_brooke I was there, on a charter, for 4 days in May and had a blast! Amazing city you live in! 😊So much good food and 🎶 🎶 3y
britt_brooke @Kirstin We are in a northeast suburb and rarely go into the city because traffic is horrendous. That's the only downside of the Nashville area. But there is a lot of cool stuff here! 3y
LauraBeth Oh this looks delicious 😀 3y
Dragon Wow that's sounds yummy! 3y
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Charles Cullen confessed to 40 murders but the estimated number is more like 400. What will be even more shocking is that he was caught many times by the hospitals he worked in but, they were so frightened by the legal ramifications that they just let him go. With references no less. Unbelievable. Truth is stranger than fiction. #nonfictionnovember

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My favourite kind of #politicalfiction ❤️ Dr. Seuss and his simple truths. Good luck today, America!

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I 💜 #cookbooks ! I read them like novels and use them for inspiration but only rarely do I cook from them. I find them at used book stores and garage sales and buy the ones that catch my eye. #cookbooklove #photoadaynov16

queerbookreader The Swedish food book sounds so interesting!! 💚 3y
MrBook #NoTotsNotACookbook!!! 😂👏🏻 3y
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It's really frightening that is a true story. 😱💉💊🌡

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Sense and Sensibilty | Jane Austen
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What's your Regency Name?

Sophia Morris of Northhill Cottage

Seshat Ameila Jenkinson of Short-wood. Lol! 3y
Lizpixie Frances Morris of NorthHull Hall! 3y
Lizpixie You know, these quizzes actually give people a lot of information about yourself 3y
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saresmoore Isabella Long of Shortden Park. Terrible name, but this is hilarious! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Marianne Jones of Potcott Hall. Sounds like a country girl who married into money. 😂 3y
bookdrunkard78 Charlotte Long of Odwick Road. I'll take it! 3y
Godmotherx5 Maria Watson of Pothull Road. Come for a visit & we will show you the largest hole, Hull Pot, in England. http://www.walkingenglishman.com/dales22.htm 3y
BookishMarginalia Frances Hill of Potwood Cottage -- yep, I'd be the governess. 3y
Kirstin @Lizpixie -I always think that too. But don't worry, I'm just chuckling at the names. Lol 3y
Kirstin @Godmotherx5 I wish! England is on the bucket list! 😊 3y
Godmotherx5 @Kirstin Now that I learned about Hull Pot, I'd like go, too. Once was not enough. 3y
JacintaMCarter Catherine Stone of Potwood House. Based on where I live, I'm guessing I'd be working in the kitchens. 3y
CaitlinSiem Jemima Jenkinson of Shortmead House. Quite a mouthful. 3y
HijackMe Elizabeth Pratt of Buntingfield Cottage. This thing knows I'm from a long line of farmers. 😂 3y
SimplyShelia Caroline Long of Waverden Manor 3y
Dragon Fun quiz 😀 3y
Elisa Maria Morris of Stockbury Place 😂 (edited) 3y
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L'Etranger | Albert Camus
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#readinschool I'm sitting here trying to remember all the books we read but these are the only ones that come to mind. I liked most of them. I didn't 'get' Shakespeare until I was in my twenties. I need to reread Beowulf.

Lizpixie Wow, you must have had great English teachers. Most of mine sucked so we didn't get many great books! 3y
geodynamical Oh yeah, Beowulf. I think my teachers also assigned us Romeo and Juliet... Maybe Odyssey? Can't remember all the books I was forced to read. 😜 3y
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The Maze Runner | James Dashner
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You do not know pain until you have tried to read this book out loud. Awful. Worst bed time story ever. Even my 10 year old found it boring. #threwitacrosstheroom 🙄 #shankityshankshank #photoadaynov16

thegirlwiththelibrarybag The movie wasn't bad 😕 (although I've only seen the first one) 3y
Kirstin @thegirlwiththelibrarybag -We've liked both of the movies. 👍 3y
SuperPunkNinja Yes. This book put the final nail in the coffin for dystopian YA fiction for me. 3y
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Kirstin @McShelfington Same. The genre is not for me. 3y
AJBowers Trying to read this was ridiculous 3y
Kirstin @TheReadersBookClub It was truly terrible. 3y
BekahB I had a hard time getting through this too. I finished the first one, but couldn't talk myself into picking up the second one. 3y
Texreader Disliked this one but book two was worse. Read them all to be able to discuss them with my daughter who liked them. But ugh. They were terrible 3y
Ambrosia I couldn't make it through this one either, so I feel your pain!! 3y
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Insomnia | Stephen King
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Ahhhh..mazing! Everything I love about King is in this book. The dark fantasy is strong in this one. Ralph Roberts is the best 'Everyman' hero! 💜 and it's #setinasmalltown -Derry, Maine. #photoadaynov16

BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved this book so much! 3y
DeeLew I just picked this one up at a thrift store the other day. I am glad to see someone post about it. It sounds awesome! I'm saving it for a winter read. 😊 3y
Kirstin @BarbaraTheBibliophage It was so great! How does King make books that are so creepy but heartwarming at the same time?! 3y
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Kirstin @DeeLew It would make a perfect winter read. 👍 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Kirstin He has that special talent, to be sure! 3y
Jamesmelvinmitchell I loved it completely. 3y
Kirstin @Jamesmelvinmitchell Same here! My favourite of his since IT! 🙌 3y
Jamesmelvinmitchell @Kirstin we think the same, you know what that means? It means we are both awesome. 3y
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Insomnia | Stephen King
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My daughter is sleeping over with her Gram tonight and the house feels soooo quiet. Sadie just wanted to let me know she's got my back. Now to finish this book and steal, I mean eat some candy. 👍🐶🍬🍫

Bklover I love Insomnia! One of my all time favorites! 3y
Kirstin @Bklover I just finished it and, yes! Now it's one of mine too! I think I need to start the Dark Tower series now! 😊 3y
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While not entirely true(I love summer) I do appreciate the guilt free isolation a cold rainy day affords. 🌬🌧📖

CoveredInRust I am in complete agreement with this! 3y
Libby1 This is me. ❤️🍃🍂🍁❤️ 3y
Lizpixie Oh wow, this is me!🌧⚡️🌬 3y
WordWaller YESSS!!! 🙌💯 3y
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All of these books inspired me. CotCB-to learn about herbs and natural remedies, Consilience- Research the philosophies of the Enlightenment, Cosmos- Everything I could know about the universe TCDoaEL- Learn everything I could about the calendar. I love books that turn me on to other subjects. 🤓#inspiring #photoadaynov16

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La Bte humaine | Emile Zola
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#Recommendsday When Zola sets out to write a psychological thriller, he goes all out. Tragedy level: Shakespearean Murder, lust and trains. I choo choo choose it! 🚂 🚂 #planestrainsandautomobiles #photoadaynovember16

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Night Shift | Stephen King
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I'm going as a book cover this year. 😂 #happyhalloween

v_cuev Lots of good stories in that book! 3y
scripturient 😂😂 3y
Kirstin @v_cuev Yes! I just reread it after 30 some years and loved it all over again. 3y
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Kirstin @scripturient Haha! The google-eyes take away the creep factor! Lmao 😂 3y
OneLitChick Brilliant! 3y
intothehallofbooks I love this! 3y
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My favourite #scaryread this year was House of Leaves. Weird, distressing and interactive. So much fun! #allhallowsread

Well-ReadNeck ❤️📸 3y
scripturient Love the picture!!!! 😍 3y
Kirstin @Well-ReadNeck @scripturient Thank you! 😊 3y
Bluestocking Such a creative pic! 👍 3y
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Goth | Otsuichi
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I've read 4 of the stories in this #scaryreadintranslation and they're really creepy. 😱😳 #allhallowsread

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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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#bestofoctober It was a great month for reading. I loved seeing everyone's #scarystories 😱🙌🎃 #booktober