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Readingismyescape

Joined May 2016

Love my kids, dogs, reading, and helping kids find the next great book! See my blog: readingismyescape.booklikes.com
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I LOVE fractured fairy tales. And this one is no exception. It was fun to see how the responsibilities of being queen changed Ariel; and five years after Ursula won the final battle that isn‘t the only change. What a great book - I loved it!! I can‘t wait to read the rest of the series!!

Thanks again to @kstadt929 for this amazing book - great choice! And thanks to @TheBookKeepers for all the fun of #justabookswap

kstadt929 Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing. This is still on my TBR so I‘m glad to hear good things about it 😁 4mo
TheBookKeepers Yay!!! I want to pick this series up sometime too!! 4mo
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Mehso-so

Takes place sometime after Aliens on an isolated scientific research station where Weyland-Yuntani managed to store some eggs from the Xenomorphs. I listened to the audio and enjoyed it but it follows the typical formula of the Alien stories. So, nothing new but it is well-written and creepy as hell. Worth a listen if you‘re a fan.

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Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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This is a great graphic novel that uses color to emphasize the magical parts of the story. Pri is a great character and I enjoyed her journey of self-discovery. Perfect for upper elementary or middle school.

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Fabulous early chapter book (part of a series). Diverse, smart female lead character. Zoey uses the scientific method to figure out how to help the sick magical animals who come to her barn. There‘s a glossary at the end too.

HippieChickHomeschool We love this series at my house! 5mo
TheBookKeepers This looks so cute! 5mo
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The End of Oz | Danielle Paige
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Full of action and twists - I loved the ending. Apparently there is an epilogue but only in the hardcover - not in my kindle version. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Amal Unbound | Aisha Saeed
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Amal is a strong girl who isn‘t afraid to stand up for what she believes in. This book is a realistic look at a different culture and was eye-opening for me.
I highly recommend this to middle grade readers and librarians.

I listened to the audiobook and the narrator did a wonderful job.

I read this for #LitsyAtoZ Challenge

Amiable Love the cover 6mo
Readingismyescape @Amiable It‘s pretty and meaningful. 😊 6mo
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I was so excited to find this in my mail yesterday!!
It‘s my #justabookswap gift 🎁

Thank you so much @kstadt929 !! I‘ve been meaning to read this book and I LOVE retellings.

Thanks again for hosting @TheBookKeepers !

TheBookKeepers Ohhhhh can‘t wait for ur review!! This is on my current TBR 😍. I love retellings too!!! 6mo
kstadt929 Yay I‘m so glad you got it!! I hope you enjoy - and I also can‘t wait to hear what you think of it!! 😁 6mo
Birdsong28 There are plenty more in the series!! 😍📚📖 6mo
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The Great Book Swap | Alan Mitchell
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I sent out my #justabookswap gift yesterday (via Amazon, so no picture). So exciting!! @TheBookKeepers

TheBookKeepers Awwww hi kitty!!! Hehe thanks for the update!! 6mo
Meaw_catlady Awww QT!! 6mo
Readingismyescape @TheBookKeepers Thanks for hosting!! 6mo
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Readingismyescape @Meaw_catlady @TheBookKeepers Isn‘t she just the cutest! 😍😍 6mo
TheBookKeepers You‘re welcome 😂 6mo
mreads 😻😻 6mo
sblbooks Thanks for my book, cute kitten!💚💛💗 6mo
Readingismyescape @sblbooks You‘re welcome. The swap was a lot of fun. The kitten is my little baby. 💜😻 6mo
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Pet Sematary (Library) | Stephen King
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This is the book that King himself has called his scariest. Perhaps because it centers on a fear most people share - death. And it shows how far a person might go to cheat death.
Michael C. Hall gave an amazing performance on this audiobook. Highly recommended if you‘re looking for a good scare.
I borrowed this from the library. Check out the creepy cover. ☠️

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Yellow Brick War | Danielle Paige
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This book is a fun continuation to the series. I remain spellbound by this version of Oz, as dark and dangerous as it is. I recommend this to fans of alternate realities and fractured fairy tales.
I‘m counting this towards
#LitsyAtoZ 1/36
#LetterY
#ReadingChallenge

@BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
tpixie @BrainyHeroine I think you like retellings! 6mo
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Golden Tower (Magisterium #5) | Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
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I love the Magisterium series and this final book is no different. My only complaint is that this is supposed to be the final book in the series. But, there‘s always the Collegium... or one can hope anyway.
Highly recommended to fans of well developed magical universes (especially in grades 4-8).

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This Is Our Story | Ashley Elston
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Mehso-so

The plot was slow at times but was intrigued enough to keep reading as I tried to figure out who the killer was. The story is well-written and seems realistic except for the fact that a teenage girl is the only one clever enough to figure out the evidence. But I do get it. Kate is the intrepid sleuth (ala Nancy Drew).
Recommended to YA mystery fans.

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Not a Drop to Drink | Mindy McGinnis
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I loved this and couldn‘t wait to see how it would end. The Wild West feel was original captivating. I loved the MC Lynn and watching her mature and adapt to her changing situation.
There is an event near the end that broke my heart but I enjoyed the book and highly recommend it.

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Ghost Story | Peter Straub
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I love the way the tension builds slowly - we know something bad happened in the past, but what? We also know that something even more terrible is coming. The claustrophobia builds as the blizzard traps the characters and closes the town off from the outside world.
I had to go back and re-read the prologue because it didn‘t make much sense until I understood more of the story.
Highly recommended to fans of the supernatural.

sixgun I read his collaboration with Stephen King, The Talisman, when it first came out and I struggled a bit with it. I'd like to see if something he wrote solely would flow more smoothly. 6mo
Readingismyescape @sixgun I didn‘t have a problem with the flow here, but then again The Talisman is one of my favorites. 😊🤷🏻‍♀️ 6mo
sixgun @Readingismyescape well I'll give it a shot! :-) 6mo
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Revival: A Novel | Stephen King
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Overall good book by one of my favorite authors but not especially scary. I enjoyed the character development during the first part of the book more than the ending. I cared for Jamie and wanted to see things work out for him but I spent a lot of time waiting for the other shoe to drop.
The audio was very well done.

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Strange Weather | Joe Hill
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Mehso-so

Four short stories. I enjoyed the 1st about a Polaroid camera that steals memories and the 4th about deadly rain of crystal nails. The other two were a bit disappointing. The second about a mall shooting with a terrible ending and the third about a guy stuck on a cloud which was quirky with an annoying main character.

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100 Fathoms Below | Steven L. Kent, Nicholas Kaufman
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This book combines the tension of being on a US submarine in Russian waters during the Cold War with the terror of supernatural killers. Trapped deep underwater as men are dying around them the crew has no idea what they are facing. A terrifyingly creepy read.

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Watching the movie. I love the scene on the train where Harry & Ron first meet Hermione 💜💜

laur89 Just watched this yesterday!! Hermione‘s face when she asks Ron “and you are?...” is priceless 😂 7mo
Readingismyescape @laur89 Agreed. 😊 7mo
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Merry Christmas Littens!!

RealLifeReading Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁 🎅 7mo
sudi Merry Christmas 🎄 7mo
Readingismyescape @sudi 🎄💜😊 7mo
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100 Fathoms Below | Steven L. Kent, Nicholas Kaufman
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Total hours for my first #24B4Monday. I managed to finish the tagged book and made some progress on Ghost Story.
Thanks @TheReadingMermaid for the fun challenge!!

Crazeedi Congrats, great job!👏👏 9mo
TheReadingMermaid You are most welcome and you did fantastic! 👏 👏 👏 9mo
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I Love Kittens | Laine Falk
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We found this sweet little angel in a parking lot. We have always been dog people, but we are all in love with her. 💜 #catsoflitsy

LauraBeth Oh my goodness - what a cutie! 😻😻 9mo
Chrissyreadit ❤️😍❤️😻 9mo
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Laura317 She‘s a keeper! 😻 9mo
JoScho Look how content and safe she feels! Bless you for saving her ❤️ 9mo
Gaylagal2 Ahhhh, so dam adorable! And now adopted. LOVE ❤️ 9mo
TheLibrarian How precious 😻 9mo
tonyahoswalt She's adorable 9mo
ReadingRover Awww it would be hard not to fall in love with that fluffernutter! 9mo
TheBee Thanks for giving her a furever home!!! 😻😻😻 9mo
Readingismyescape @LauraBeth @Chrissyreadit @Laura317 Isn‘t she just the cutest. 💜💜 9mo
Readingismyescape @JoScho Thanks. I feel like we are the ones who are blessed. 💜💜 9mo
Readingismyescape @Gaylagal2 She is our sweet little angel. 9mo
Readingismyescape @ReadingRover Yep. Impossible. 💜fluffernutter💜 (edited) 9mo
Readingismyescape @TheBee We are lucky to have her. 💕💕 9mo
Crazeedi She is just soooooo sweet, I'm so glad you gave her a place in your heart❤️ 9mo
ReadingRover @Readingismyescape Have you named her yet? 9mo
Readingismyescape @ReadingRover We named her Skye. 💜 9mo
Crazeedi Skye is perfect!💗 9mo
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100 Fathoms Below | Steven L. Kent, Nicholas Kaufman
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So I spent some time last night & today with this book. For my first #24B4Monday challenge, I guess I‘m doing ok. Hopefully I will get more reading done today.
@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid You are doing great hun! Keep it up! 9mo
Andrew65 A good total so far! 👍 9mo
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I‘m in. I haven‘t done one of these before. Any rules or suggestions?

#24B4Monday Readathon

TheReadingMermaid The rules are simple, read as much as you can from Midnight on Thursday night to midnight on Sunday night, track your stats with a simple stopwatch app and post your progress. Remember to tag me so I can see and use the #24B4Monday hashtag 😁 9mo
Readingismyescape @TheReadingMermaid Thanks. This sounds fun! 9mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Nute 💕 8mo
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Horns: A Novel | Joe Hill
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Maybe all the schemes of the devil were nothing compared to what man could think up.

#quotsyoct18
Day 14: #devilish

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TK-421 😂 9mo
Robothugs 🤣🤣🤣 9mo
Blueberry Hahaha 9mo
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Purrfectpages This is great! 9mo
Readingismyescape When I saw it, I laughed out loud and it was perfect for #skeptic. 😊 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz 🤣🤣🤣👍 9mo
BooknerdsLife 😂😂😂😂Love it! 9mo
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Recipe for friendship.
#quotsyoct18
Day 12: #recipe

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I fell a bit behind with my daily posts. Trying to catch up today...

#quotsyoct18
Day 11: #out

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I say thirteen is too many dogs for good mental health. Five is pretty much the limit. More than five dogs and you forfeit your right to call yourself entirely sane.
Even if the dogs are small.

#quotsyoct18
Day 10: #mentalhealth

Jenny I adore this book! 9mo
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Witch's Hat | Joanne Barkan
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Beer anyone?

#OctoberPutASpellOnYou
Day 10: #Witch‘s Hat

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 9mo
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Babymouse #9: Monster Mash | Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
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The Babymouse books are great. I haven‘t read this one, but it does fit today‘s prompt. 😊

#octoberxfiles
Day 10: #monstermash

Robothugs So cute!! 9mo
Cinfhen Adorable!!!!!! 9mo
DarcysMom My kiddo loves Babymouse. We'll have to check it out from the library. 9mo
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Room on the Broom | Julia Donaldson
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This a great Halloween read aloud. It was also made into a TV movie but I haven‘t seen it.

#OctoberPutASpellOnYou
Day 9: #broom

Robothugs My nieces and nephews love the movie. 9mo
Readingismyescape @Robothugs cool. I‘ll have to look for it. :) 9mo
vkois88 We loved the book, and watch the movie ALL THE TIME. My daughter is obsessed and shouts "Whoosh!" Every time the broom takes off ??? 9mo
Readingismyescape @vkois88 very cool! 💜💜 9mo
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“Fear doesn‘t shut you down, it wakes you up.”
- Divergent

#quotsyoct18
Day 9: #fear

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Serafina sees a man in a black cloak abducting children from the Biltmore mansion while she is wandering the halls at night.
This is a spooky story with a remarkable turn of events. I need to read the rest of the series.

#octoberputaspellonyou
Day 8: #comelittlechildren

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover!! 🖤🖤 9mo
vkois88 This one is on my list too! 9mo
Readingismyescape @vkois88 I loved this one. (edited) 9mo
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Loved this book, but I never got around to reading the rest of the series.

#quotsyoct18
Day 8: #cooperate

blithebuoyant I didn‘t either! I started the second but I was a little burnt out. 9mo
Readingismyescape @blithebuoyant by the time I finally start the second, I‘ll probably forget what happened in the first. 🤣 9mo
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“I actually like being alone. I spend most evenings reading and taking long baths.”
- Shonda Rimes

#quotsyoct18
Day 7 #bath

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Dreams for an Insomniac | Rebecca Lynn Jenkins
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“Unless it‘s mad, passionate, extraordinary love,
it‘s a waste of your time.
There are too many mediocre things in life;
Love shouldn‘t be one of them.”

#quotsyoct18
Day 6 #mad

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Matilda | Roald Dahl
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“There is no doubt she possessed that rare gift for being adored by every small child under her care.”

#quotsyoct18

Day 5 - #Teacher

This looked so cute I just had to join. I love quotes!!

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“I am where dead children go.”
This book is fabulously scary, bloody, and suspenseful. It is a YA horror book that combines teenage angst with a Japanese ghost story.

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The Murder House | James Patterson, David Ellis
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This starts out a bit slow but really picks up when the flashbacks begin. I knew who the authors wanted me to think was the killer and who I wanted the killer to be, but I didn‘t know the truth until the very end. Basically this is a twisty, scary, serial killer book.
I listened to the audio. I thought having a male & female narrator switch off was going to bother me, but it didn‘t. Guess I was caught up in the story.

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Full Tilt | Neal Shusterman
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“It began the night we died on the Kamikaze.”
Now that‘s a great opening line.
This book is fast-paced and creepy with a satisfying ending. It‘s a supernatural carnival that takes your soul if you don‘t ride seven rides before dawn. And the rides tap into your greatest fears.

JoScho This sounds wonderfully creepy! 10mo
Readingismyescape @JoScho It really is. :) 10mo
KimM Sounds great. I love this author. Stacked. 10mo
Readingismyescape @KimM I love this author too. The Unwind series was amazing. 10mo
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The Creek | Jennifer L. Holm
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A middle grade thriller about a small town that thinks they know who the bad guy is. This one was just ok for me. But it was a quick read with some twists and creepy moments. The plot covers some touchy subjects (like murders of pets & children) so may be best for grades 6 & up.

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Ten | Gretchen McNeil
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5 stars
According to the Amazon page, this book was inspired by Agatha Christie‘s And Then There Were None. I never read that book though I probably should.
I didn‘t like most of the characters, but the book is a fast-paced, easy read that kept me guessing until the very end. I had different suspicions throughout the book, but they were wrong, which is always fun.

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Glimpse | Jonathan Maberry
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3 1/2 out of 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️ ✨
Rain‘s life is spinning out of control and now her nightmares are coming to life. This one is a bit of a slow burn, but totally worth it. I was surprised by some of the twists and the ending. This a bit different from Maberry‘s YA books but good in its own right. I especially love Monk, a cross between a private detective and paranormal vigilante.

FlowerFairy Really enjoyed this one. 10mo
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Obscura | Joe Hart
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 stars
I loved this audiobook. The narrator was amazing; made me feel like I was trapped with Gillian - the constant fear, claustrophobia, and doubt. The story combines sci-fi, horror, and suspense into a gripping adventure. As much as I thought I knew about how it would turn out, I was still surprised.

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Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association. 😊

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The Jersey Devil | Hunter Shea
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This is a brutal, bloody story. Four generations of the Willet family have spent their lives training to defeat the Jersey Devil and they have the firepower to do it. But they didn‘t count on how much the evil has grown. Btw, this book is not for the squeamish.

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The Elementals | Michael McDowell
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This is a southern gothic book with an intense atmosphere. The characters were great, including the third house which was creepy as hell btw. The audio was well-done and made me feel like I was right there on the beach with them. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 stars

KatieanneF Keep hearing about this one! Looking forward to reading it!! 10mo
Readingismyescape @KatieanneF It was great. Can‘t wait to see what you think. 10mo
Joy0201 I need to read this! 10mo
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T - The Talisman
R - Red Rising
I - It
S - The Stand
H - Hunger Games

LibrarianRyan 😁🤓👍🏻 11mo
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The Elementals | Michael McDowell
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You stand at one o‘ them doors thinking something‘s behind it, nothing‘s behind it. It‘s waiting for you upstairs, it‘s waiting for you downstairs, it‘s standing behind you...

Joy0201 I can‘t WAIT to read this 11mo
KatieanneF Looks spooky!! 😈 11mo
Readingismyescape @Joy0201 it‘s creepy good 11mo
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