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Book mail - Ok, we're ready for all the feels.

Megabooks Me too!! 2y
amazingmavis @Booksandcooks I hope I've adequately prepped myself! 😂 2y
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🖤 required reading 🖤 hilarious and gut wrenching ... image unrelated 😂

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I am straight up in love with this book. The essay about Helen Keller the cat is one of the funniest things I've read in a long time.

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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I die. I'm dead. Too much cute.

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It's so good. So many feels. Worth every bit of hype.

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Strange Weather | Joe Hill
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Guysssss I read the excerpt and now I have to live all of the days ahead until 10/24! 😱 Funny to think that by publication I'll be a first time mom to an infant son. It's gonna be a wild and wacky summer/fall, y'all.

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Much anticipated book mail today! 🖤#murderino

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Borne: A Novel | Jeff VanderMeer
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And so it begins.

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Ararat | Christopher Golden
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Oh, internet :)

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#fact: Jim Jones sold spider monkeys part time to support his family while establishing his first church in Indianapolis.

Megabooks I'm not that far yet, but I'm reading this today too!! 2y
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Payday book haul! Criminals all around. 🖤

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White Road | Sarah Lotz
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Soooo Sarah Lotz never fails to creep me out. The opening of this book describes a claustrophobic nightmare of a cave exploration that reminded me of the movie The Descent. I could feel my chest tightening throughout... it was rad.

vivastory If this was ever adapted as a film (as it should be) it should definitely be directed by the director of The Descent 2y
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White Road | Sarah Lotz
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Yesyesyesyesyesyes #netgalley

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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I've finished and now I have so many feels that I have to retire my feels for the evening like my sleepy, wrinkly puggle.

DebinHawaii Aww.. Sweet sleepy pup! ❤️🐶💤 2y
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American War | Omar El Akkad
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One day in and already had nightmares last night 😱

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Startup: A Novel | Doree Shafrir
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Book mail! #botm

Reviewsbylola My favorite type of book mail. 😍 2y
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Ragdoll | Daniel Cole
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Well this is a fun little serial killer book, perfect for such a lovely day. I'm looking forward to seeing where this series goes as more are released!

Michelle_mck Started reading it today. It's got some incredible scenes 2y
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Patience | Daniel Clowes
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10 pages in and THAT took a turn! 🖤

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Woohoo April BOTM! 🎉party time, excellent.

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Surprise book mail! 😁

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Delivered today - I have so much love in my heart for unsettling Japanese fiction. 🖤

DiruVamp This is sooooo good!!!! Loved this book!! 2y
amazingmavis @DiruVamp awesome! I'm excited to start it! 2y
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The Last One: A Novel | Alexandra Oliva
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We are waiting on the storm while reading. Spot the puggle?

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The Child | Fiona Barton
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This sucker comes out on my birthday and it's a lovely follow up so far! 🎉

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I've been obsessed with the strangeness and darkness of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale since I was a kid. Now, lookit! It's so beauuuuuutiful 😍

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I have received some pretty great book mail lately. Pictures is a sampling of books/bookish nerd gear.

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You guys... I can't even... with this book... it's completely gorgeous in its design ❤️ ❤️ ❤️my heart is all a flutter 💓 #markfrost #twinpeaks #davidlynch #whokilledlaurapalmer #wrappedinplastic #dalecooper #gordoncole #bluerose @flatironbooks

mauveandrosysky So. Freaking. Cool. 3y
Kelly Ahhhh!!!! 3y
amazingmavis @mauveandrosysky @Kelly it's so amazeballs.... and the inside! The content! 💕 3y
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This book makes me feel as though it is speaking directly to me and normalizing all the things about myself that tend to be considered "different". I'm already saying I recommend this book and I'm hardly into it - but, unless it takes a sharp turn into pro-cannibalism or something in the later chapters, I feel like it will be well worth the read. Hell, maybe even with the cannibal chapter. ?? Chrome user right here, FTW!

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The River at Night | Erica Ferencik
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I just wanted this to be more everything. But a quick read that kept my interest well enough.

MyNamesParadise I'm excited for this one in 2017! Awww shame it was only a so-so! 3y
amazingmavis @MyNamesParadise there were certainly things that were enjoyable and suspenseful! And I'm just one opinion :) Check it out if it intrigues you! 3y
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Every day little stories injected with a good dose of "WTF" as their individual futuristic and sometimes dystopian contexts unfold. Such a fun read! For fans of #SomePossibleSolutions by #HelenPhillips, the short stories of #KarenRussell, old school Twilight Zone, Black Mirror on Netflix... oh and if you're into kink, there's a story in here that you might find. Very intriguing ?

Megabooks Sold!! #ebc 3y
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tog, TOG, togging [therapy on the go, therapy+jog] v. also n. The practice of relying upon ITPs (Inner-Ear Therapy Programs) while in a public space, often in the company of others or during social interaction (eating, walking, while in conversation). - Excerpts from The New World Authorized Dictionary

Marchpane This story(?) was one of my faves from this book. So concise and packed with ideas. 3y
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...and on to the next! 📚 I ❤️my Nashville Public Library.

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Holy "what the freaking hell"! Make this one of your first October reads. 'Tis the season to be utterly disturbed, spooked, and disoriented - all in the best way possible. One of my favorite releases of the year. @JasonArnopp - well done!

DeeLew To the TBR stack it goes!! 3y
Well-ReadNeck And ... can't pass up this recommendation!! 👻☠️ 3y
JasonArnopp Thanks so much Mavis - you really are amazing! 3y
amazingmavis @JasonArnopp haha, why thank you and likewise! :) 3y
amazingmavis @DeeLew @Well-ReadNeck you guys won't regret it 3y
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The Perfect Girl | Gilly Macmillan
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I'm not geeking out at all. AT ALL. 😍💃🏻⚡️💥🍻💘💯‼️

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It's the little things in life. Coloring, flowers, and swearing: all things that I enjoy. #booknerd #coloring #swearing #fun #stressreliever

Eyelit And a cool colorful quilt! 3y
amazingmavis @Eyelit thank you! Family quilt :) 3y
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So excited about my library holds arriving! 😍

JasonArnopp Hooray! Hope you enjoy, @amazingmavis! Thanks for checking it out. 3y
amazingmavis @JasonArnopp I certainly am so far! 👍🏼 3y
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Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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This is one fucked up group of humans. I enjoyed watching (well, reading) the train wreck. After all, we all go a little mad sometimes 😉

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The Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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I'm about half way through this one, and while I am enjoying the pacing and the characters, I just hit a big reveal that I called from the very beginning. I really hope there's more than meets the eye here and things get topsy turvy.

ReadingOver50 Lots going on. Almost every character has a "big reveal" 3y
amazingmavis @ReadingOver50 awesome, good to know! :) 3y
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The Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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Yaaaaasssss #BookoftheMonth - @Liberty 's pick this time around. Book mail is the best. THE BEST.

Liberty Yay!!! 🎉 #BOTM 3y
MrBook 😊👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻 3y
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Very spooky, mostly because watching Twin Peaks when I was a child resulted in the idea of doppelgängers being the creepiest thing ever in the universe to me. I flew through this one.

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End of Watch | Stephen King
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So good. I will really miss these characters. For some reason it kept striking me throughout that one day Stephen King will die. I don't know how I'd cope with that, as I've been reading him since childhood. BUT NOT TODAY, SATAN!

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Ok, book recommended by so many people, change my disorganized and chaotic life. Party hat added for authenticity.

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The Next | Stephanie Gangi
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So many things to love: a ghost story, vengeance on a hipster douche bag playboy professor, a hole in the wall bar and lots of drinking, family bonding with lots of snark and sarcasm, and loyal pets. Also refreshingly inclusive of a lesbian couple without making their identities "The Lesbian Couple".

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My very first manga, d'aww. And of course I loved it as it was absolutely bonkers in all the best ways 😍

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Richard Estep gives great podcast interviews. His new release, Asylum 49, reminded me that I hadn't checked out this one yet!

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End of Watch | Stephen King
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Most unsettling (in any sense) books I've read so far within the past 12 mos:

Naomi's Room
I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Hex
Between the World and Me
The Hike
Missoula
Ghost Summer: Stories
Day Four
Modern Romance

What about yours?

OSChamberlain The Girls was extremely unsettling to me. Lol 3y
OSChamberlain Also I screenshotted your post to add these all to my tbr, so thanks for the list! 3y
amazingmavis You are very welcome, @OSChamberlain ! :) and yes, to both you and @MrBook, #TheGirls was disturbing, just not as unsettling to me as some of these others. 3y
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Good as Gone | Amy Gentry
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This was an enjoyable read, and for a debut novel certainly well done, but something about the writing style just didn't do it for me. It felt too loose. Maybe borrow from a friend or your library, though, because you'll still want to finish it, so I do give her credit for an effective plot that keeps you turning pages.

Megabooks So cute! 😻😻 3y
amazingmavis @Ebooksandcooks thanks! He's a hot mess! 😂 3y
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What. The. Actual. Fuck. I thought I was losing my mind by the end of this one.

DiruVamp It was so crazy wasn't it?! I finished and said the exact same thing! I totally want to read it again! 3y
Well-ReadNeck Ok, I absolutely must add this to TBR, now!! 3y
amazingmavis @DiruVamp right?!!! I'm definitely re-reading. 3y
amazingmavis @Well-ReadNeck oh yes, you have to! It's a fairly short book but the insightful was of the narrator is phenomenal and the pace the plot keeps makes the time fly by, and that ending. 🙌🏽 3y
amazingmavis *insightfulness of the narrator, that is 3y
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Good as Gone | Amy Gentry
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I know I needed another book as much as I need a hole in the head (oh wait, cause see I always need another book and I do want to get my nose re-pierced, sooo...) and was psyched to find this had arrived today! Anyone read it and have sky high level overall spoiler free thoughts?

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I am continually impressed by how insightful this creepy little book is. But solid insight is what makes something creepy and unsettling in the first place IMO.
GF: “It seems like more people, if not depressed, are unhappy these days. Would you agree?”
Jake: “I‘m not sure I‘d say that. It does seem like there‘s more opportunity to reflect on sadness and feelings of inadequacy, and also a pressure to be happy all the time. Which is impossible.”

MaryAnn1 You should be compensated by the publisher. After this post, who WOULDN'T place this on in their TBR stack??? 3y
amazingmavis @MaryAnn1 haha, well thank you! 😁 3y
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