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MadDustKitties

MadDustKitties

Joined March 2019

I mostly read horror (not slasher) and mysteries.
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Burnt Offerings | Robert Marasco
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A solid 70's horror! I found it a little slow at the beginning, but not too painful. The creepy atmosphere slowly builds up. It doesn't rely on blood and gore, instead it uses the unseen and pulls on the reader's imagination.
The further I got into the book, the harder it was to put it down.

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The Stand | Stephen King
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A haunting read! I sat up all night finishing this book. Once I got to the last third I couldn't put it down.
The book is large and slow going in places. I stopped reading it a couple of times to read other books, but I couldn't get it out of my head so I went back to it. Living through the pandemic, I have to say, he was spot on with many things when he wrote this in 1978.

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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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This was a good book, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I've just started reading Stephen King, and this was a nice introduction into his world of horror.

Lesanne The Stand is one of his best, although it‘s a bit reminiscent of our current pandemic crisis! 3y
MadDustKitties @Lesanne I agree. I've already come to a couple of parts where he hits the nail right on the head. 😷 3y
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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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"Almost everyone thought the man and the boy were father and son."
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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Rebekka Moon | Michele Spence
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So happy I found this on eBay. I've heard good things about it.
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#horrorbooks #80shorror #usedbooks #rebekkamoon #michelespence

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I wasn't fond of Guy (the main character) at first, but he grew on me as I got to know him better. This book has lots of twists and creepiness. The further I got into it, the harder it was to put it down. It did get a little redundant for a bit, but the creepiness made up for it.

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Bedbugs | Ben H. Winters
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I think I'm among the minority, but I thought it was just ok. It had too many slow parts and fillers for such a short book. It probably would have worked better with parts removed, and included in a book of short stories instead.

I didn't like Susan; I thought her life choices were childish and selfish. I was also disappointed in the ending.

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I was enjoying this book, but then it began to grow tiresome so I put it down. I love the concept, but after a while it seemed to drag on. Maybe it should have been The 5 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. lol

Over the course of a couple of weeks it kept entering my thoughts, so I picked it back up and continued on. I'm happy I decided to carry on. I did enjoy it, but I guess I just needed a break for everything to soak in; there's a lot going on.

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Late for Dinner | M. K. Scott
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I found the beginning slow, but there was enough going on that I wanted to give it more of a chance so I kept going. Almost half way in, it really picks up, but I found the ending lacking. I can't say I hated it, but I didn't enjoy it enough to read book number two in the series.

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Late for Dinner | M. K. Scott
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I'm up to chapter six, and just now deciding not to give up on this book. I wasn't liking it at first. We'll see, it looks like it's getting better so I'll keep going.
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#amreading #currentlyreading #mkscott #mystery #cozymystery

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This was a fun read! I kept changing my mind on who did it, then changing my mind back again. I love Izzy and Flo, and although Rushmore didn't have much involvement in this story, he had enough for me to want more. Maybe in future books, Rushmore will have more of a role. I think he would be a fun addition.
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#mystery #cozymystery

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I enjoyed the story, and I will be reading book number two in the series. This had some slow parts, but I noticed that happens sometimes in books that are first in a series. I found the characters likable, and I want to see what happens to them next.
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#mystery #cozymystery #fiction #whodunit

ShyBookOwl Intriguing! 4y
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow | Irving Washington
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I enjoyed reading this story. After watching movies, it's nice to get the real story. It's good to read the classics even if you enjoy the movies. The movies never get the stories totally correct.
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#classics #horror #gothic #shortstories

ShyBookOwl I finally read this recently. The story is so pervasive in pop culture that I hadn't really registered that I hadn't actually read it lol 4y
MadDustKitties @ShyBookOwl I've done that with a few of the classics, so I'm trying to read them here and there. I'm finding they're full of surprises. Because I grew up watching the movies I assumed I knew the stories. I was wrong! lol 4y
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Ghost Camera | Darcy Coates
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This was a nice little ghost story. I really enjoyed it, and I will be looking at more of her books.
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#horror #paranormal #supernatural #ghosts #ghoststory

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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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I was pulled right in. Vida Winters' family is like watching a train wreck; you can't look away. I couldn't put it down!
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#fiction #mystery #historicalfiction #gothic

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My Enemy, the Queen | Victoria Holt
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Parts were slow going, but I enjoyed it.
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#historicalfiction #romance #historicalromance

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The Girl on the Train | The Girl on the Train
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All the characters are just messed up. I don't normally read psychological thrillers, so it's probably just not my bag.
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#mystery #thriller #crime #psychologicalthriller

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I love history, and Tombstone, AZ has been on my bucket list for years. This book held my attention from the first page to the last. I love it!
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#nonfiction #history #westerns #americanhistory

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Mysteries are my favorite genre, and Agatha Christie is the queen.
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#mystery #cozymystery #classics #agathachristie #detective

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon | Sarah Addison Allen
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I liked it, but I felt like it was missing something. I can't put my finger on what, but it just didn't feel complete to me.
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#fiction #fantasy #romance #chiclit

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I love mysteries, I knit, and I live in Massachusetts, so I wanted to love this book. At least I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it.
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#mystery #cozymystery #fiction

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Red, White, and Blood | Christopher Farnsworth
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I'm selective about my vampire reading because I don't like the new stuff that's popular today, so I was thrilled to find this series. Blood Oath and The President's Vampire were very good, but Christopher Farnsworth really outdid himself with Red, White, and Blood. The first thing out of my mouth when I read the ending was, WHAT?! and I proceeded to scan the internet for signs when book number four will be released.
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#vampire #vampires #horror

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The President's Vampire | Christopher Farnsworth
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Christopher Farnsworth incorporates historical figures and events into the story line. He also references horror movies as though they were previous cases, which I enjoyed.
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#vampire #vampires #urbanfantasy #fantasy #horror #thriller

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Blood Oath | Christopher Farnsworth
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Firefly Rain | Richard Dansky
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A light creepy and spooky read. I enjoyed it.
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#horror #mystery #ghosts #paranormal

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Origin | Dan Brown
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I enjoyed this book, but not near as much as the first four books in the series. It just didn't engage me like the other books did. I had the 'been there done that' feeling. The beginning was good, but somewhere along the line it lost my interest so much that I put it down for about three weeks.
When I finally finished it I enjoyed the ending, but it was a long road getting there.
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#mystery #thriller #suspense #fiction

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Inferno: A Novel | Dan Brown
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Another page turner by Dan Brown. Loved it!
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#mystery #thriller #suspense #fiction

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The Lost Symbol | Dan Brown
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I'm enjoying this series. The Lost Symbol is a page turner. I love how it includes little tidbits of interesting facts throughout it.
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#mystery #thriller #suspense #fiction

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The Da Vinci code | Dan Brown
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I enjoyed this book. It's a story, it's fiction, that's all it was meant to be, don't over think it. I'm amazed at how people are reacting to this book. It's a fictional story, and I enjoyed it.
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#mystery #thriller #suspense #fiction

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Angels and Demons | Dan Brown
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I really enjoyed this book! I think people are over analyzing it and being more critical because of the nature of the plot.
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#mystery #thriller #suspense #fiction

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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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I couldn't put it down! I was completely engrossed in the story, and I was sorry it had to end.
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#dracula #vampire #vampires #horror #mystery #historical

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Dracula: The Un-Dead | Dacre Stoker, Ian Holt
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I was excited to learn about this book and I was not disappointed. The characters were taken an unexpected direction. I loved it!
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#dracula #vampire #horror #vampires

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Dracula's Guest | Bram Stoker
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Dracula's Guest was referenced in the author's notes, in Dracul, so I thought I would check it out. It was removed from the original novel (Dracula) by the editor. It's a creepy little story. I did enjoy it, but I think it would have done better in its original place in Dracula, rather than as a stand alone story.
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#dracula #horror #classics #vampire #shortstories

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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I really enjoyed this book. Even if you've seen every Dracula movie made, there's nothing like the original book.
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#dracula #horror #classics #vampire

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Dracul | Dacre Stoker, JD Barker
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I read Dracula the Undead (which I loved), also written by dacre stoker, so I was expecting Dracul to be very good. I wasn't disappointed. This darkly atmospheric Gothic horror was a joy to read.
If you read this book, be sure to read the author's notes at the end. I found them fascinating.
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#horror #vampire #vampires #dracula #gothic

RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! 4y
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The Wheel of Darkness | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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So far I'm enjoying the Pendergast series. All the books up until this one have been fantastic, but this one was just terrible. I didn't enjoy it.
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#thriller #mystery #horror #pendergast