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avgeyer

avgeyer

Joined May 2016

Books, beers, sports, repeat.
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Roses of May by Dot Hutchison
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The Shuddering | Ania Ahlborn
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As sad as I am to see summer ending (although it was 85 here today so it doesn't feel like fall yet!), this is my favorite reading time of year because horror is my FAVORITE. Here's a sampling of the reads I am planning this spooky season! 🎃🧟‍♀️🧛‍♀️👻☠
Any and all recommendations of spooky reads you have enjoyed are appreciated too!

JoScho Yes! Give me all the scary books! 1d
avgeyer @JoScho yes, scary books are my favorite!!! I am ready to get spooky 👻👻 1d
TheBookStacker I loved the shuddering!!!!! 1d
avgeyer @TheBookStacker this will be my first by Ahlborn, I am very excited! 17h
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The Institute | Stephen King
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My heart is in PIECES. Goddammit I can't remember the last time I rooted so hard for characters in a book. King absolutely KILLED IT with the kids in this story. Think the Losers Club from IT combined with the powers of Charlie from Firestarter. I couldn't put it down. If anyone needs me I will be over here, in my feelings about this book.

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Untitled | Anonymous
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I would fail this escape miserably 😂

Megabooks Jeff is so funny! 4d
Ddzmini Yep I‘m done 📖📚📚📚 4d
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The Institute | Stephen King
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Happy pub day to the King of Horror. This was waiting for me when I got home today. I can't wait to dive in!

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Coffin Road | Peter May
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One of the best parts of Peter May's books is the way he describes the landscape. All the ones I have read take place on the outer isles of Scotland - which sound both harsh and breathtaking at the same time. I loved this book. The whole time i read I felt like the twist was on the tip of my tongue but I just couldn't completely figure it out- which is exactly how I like my mystery/thrillers. Definitely check out Peter May ASAP! 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Coffin Road | Peter May
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I have been in a huge reading slump the last month. Hope this breaks me out of it!

Andrew65 I enjoyed this one. Hope it gets you out of the slump. 😊 (edited) 1mo
avgeyer @Andrew65 thanks! I loved the Blackhouse series, so I am excited for this! 1mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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😂😂😂😂😭😭😭
From @bookriot on Facebook

brit91 LoL! That's the face I make!🤣🤣 1mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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🤣🤣🤣🤣

brit91 LoL!!🤣📚 2mo
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This is meeeeee 🤣

Hestapleton I saw this on Instagram this morning and CACKLED. 2mo
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Wolfhunter River | Rachel Caine
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I really, really love this series. The plots are so unrealistic and I don't even care. Action-packed with twists and turns that you often don't see coming. Apparently there will be a 4th book, which is exciting!! 4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Lizpixie I‘ve just started this one myself!👍 2mo
avgeyer @Lizpixie can't wait to hear what you think! 2mo
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So this sounds amazing! After a week at the beach with my kids I could use one of these 🤣

https://www.cbc.ca/books/reading-retreats-offer-a-chance-for-book-lovers-to-unpl...

BridgetteM 😮 That sounds amazing! I think I need one. 2mo
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Wolfhunter River | Rachel Caine
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Reading on the beach is my favorite thing in the world ☀️☀️☀️

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Wolfhunter River | Rachel Caine
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Officially on vacation! Hoping to do a whole lot of this!

rather_be_reading yum! tht beer sounds good! 2mo
avgeyer @rather_be_reading it's one of my favorites this summer! 2mo
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Cemetery Road | Greg Iles
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I love Greg Iles. His Penn Cage books, in particular the Natchez Burning trilogy, are some of my favorites. I was worried this standalone novel would be a letdown by comparison but I was so wrong. The twists and turns Iles is able to weave keep you engaged and unable to put this down. If you haven't checked out Greg Iles, what are you waiting for?! 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

ljuliel Good review 📚 2mo
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A really solid thriller! Jack Carr is a former Navy SEAL. He had to submit this manuscript to the DOD for review and approval- all of the redacted parts are still in the book, just blacked out, which I thought was a cool touch. James Reece is a badass character and a guy you will definitely root for. Will definitely check out the next book in this series. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Slowly making progress on my reading challenge! Determined to hit 50 this year

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Picked this up on a recommendation from one of the best book Twitter accounts, TheRealBookSpy. If you are on Twitter and like spy thrillers (think Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, etc.) and are on Twitter, give him a follow. I have learned about a ton of great reads from him!

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Every time I read this book I am reminded why it is my favorite - not just in the series, but my favorite book, period. I know King is revered for his more well-known horror books but this is King at his finest. Such a beautiful, haunting story that shows how Roland came to be Roland. I could gush about this book forever.

Halfway through my Dark Tower buddy re-read with @TheNextBook !

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Getting my nails done and enjoying a few moments of peace and quiet!

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Untitled | Anonymous
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I am a combo of the monogamist reader and altruistic reader. I am constantly spamming my husband with book recs!! Which one(s) are you?

Eyelit I'm a polygamist extrovert altruist 😁 3mo
avgeyer @Eyelit love it! 3mo
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Continuing on my Dark Tower buddy read with @thenextbook and ready to have my heart broken all over again. This is my favorite in the series and a top 5 all-time favorite. Here we go... 💔💔😍

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The Butterfly Garden | Dot Hutchison
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I enjoyed this very much. The plot is disturbing but I didnt feel like it was excessively graphic like some other thrillers I have read. I enjoyed the way the story was told - you know the outcome from the first page but the telling of the events leading up to that will have you hooked. And a twist at the end that I didn't see coming! Already downloaded the next book, planning to read it immediately!

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The Butterfly Garden | Dot Hutchison
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Grabbed this on a Kindle deal. I remember a lot of hype about this book when it first came out! Has anyone read this?

Bookish.SAM I have... and really liked it... it‘s pretty messed up, but a good read. Read the second one too. 3mo
JoScho I enjoyed it but it is disturbing. 3mo
KristenDuck You‘re going to love it! 3mo
avgeyer @KristenDuck I am hooked already! 3mo
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Sag Harbor: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Has anyone read this? It's a Kindle deal today! I absolutely loved The Underground Railroad. Definitely gonna pick this up!

MicheleinPhilly I read it about a year ago and loved it! It was my first (and so far) only Whitehead. 3mo
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1. "The Border" - Don Winslow and "She Rides Shotgun" by Jordan Harper.
2. "In The Valley of the Sun" - Andy Davidson
3. Tagged. I love Paul Tremblay!
4. My goodreads challenge is set for 50. I'm a little behind but hoping to catch up this summer!

#thursdaysurvey

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Continuing on my re-read of the journey of Roland and his ka-tet. ❤❤ Blaine is a pain 🙃🙃

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Man, this book. At times I wanted to throw it across the room because Quincy pissed me off 😂
But this book was quite a ride. Props to Riley Sager for letting me think i had figured it out and then showing me just how wrong I was on multiple occasions. It's a rare thing to find a thriller like this that keeps you guessing to the end. If you like thrillers, definitely pick this one up. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

avgeyer @megzlynn I definitely will!! Thanks! 4mo
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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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This was one hell of a psychological thriller. I blew through it in a day. I will definitely check out her other books!

ReadingOverSleeping Looks interesting! 👌 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one!!! 4mo
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Elevation | Stephen King
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I enjoyed this odd little story! It's only 146 pages so I finished it in about an hour and a half. I get its not the usual Stephen King fare but I like when he branches out of his usual horror comfort zone and tries new things. 4⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Elevation | Stephen King
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Treated myself to this yesterday while I was out shopping. I absolutely love the cover! I think this is the longest I have ever waited to read a Stephen King release. This has gotten some mixed reviews. Excited to start this today!

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This Is Where I Leave You | Tropper, Jonathan
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1. Loved this book, so many funny moments!
2. The hospital I work in had food trucks on site for lunch yesterday 🥰
3. Puerto Rican food. All day every day.
4. Yes- 27 of them!!

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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In the Valley of the Sun | Andy Davidson
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Next up. Excited for what sounds like some good old fashioned horror! 💀😈☠

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Book 2 of my Dark Tower re-read is complete. This book picks up just a few hours after the end of The Gunslinger, with the "lobstrosities" pictured above (image from Google, I love it!). The opening scene is pretty terrifying and the book takes off from there. I love watching Roland build his ka-tet and those first scenes with Eddie are just too good! 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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18 Bookshops | Anne Scott
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Philadelphia-area friends! A friend of mine and his business partner are preparing for the opening of their new independent bookshop this weekend! It is called Reads & Company, located in Phoenixville, PA.

Website is here: https://www.readsandcompany.com/

If you're local, or passing through, be sure to check it out!

BarbaraTheBibliophage I might have to go visit. Thanks! 4mo
LiteraryinLititz Me too! Thanks for the heads up! 4mo
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Next stop on the Dark Tower re-read with @TheNextBook !

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This is an early frontrunner for my favorite read of 2019. It drew me in from the first page. I had to take my time with this one because I did not want it to end. I loved Polly and Nate and seeing their relationship evolve as the story progressed. A really dark, but beautifully written story. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Really excited to start this... I have seen some incredible reviews!

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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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I liked the plot overall. I thought the way the past and present were brought together worked really well and i was kept guessing at a couple of parts. However I absolutely HATED Andy. Her feeble, weak personality got really old 50 pages in and I felt that part was way overdone. But it didn't detract from the story. Its not my favorite book by Slaughter but still a good read! 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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1. Horror, thriller, historical fiction
2. Nonfiction (history, science, biographies)
3. Romance
4. Historical fiction. Would love to see The Hangman's Daughter series on screen!
5. Crazy Rich Asians. It was way out of the zone of what I normally enjoy
6. Night Film by Marisha Pessl. Absolutely hated it.

@Clwojick this was fun!

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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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Starting this on my lunch break!

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Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 | Julian E. Zelizer, Kevin M. Kruse
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One of my reading resolutions for this year is to read more nonfiction. I decided to read this to educate myself more on how our country got to the state of disarray it is in today and I definitely learned quite a bit. I was born in 1981 so the struggles of the 70s and most of the 80s were something I didn't have a ton of insight on- this book helped fill a lot of gaps for me. Highly recommend! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 | Julian E. Zelizer, Kevin M. Kruse
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Kevin Kruse is a history professor at Princeton and is one of my favorite people to follow on Twitter. Excited to dive into this!

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Just finished this as part of my re-read with @thenextbook. A lot of people think The Shining is the scariest Stephen King book but for me, this takes the top spot (with The Shining and Salem's Lot right behind it). Highly recommend if you're looking for something to keep you up at night. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Today is World Autism Awareness Day! Here are some book recommendations if you are interested in learning more about Autism. The more we learn, understand, and become accepting of the autism community the better we can support those individuals and families who live autism awareness day every single day!

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Ahhhhhh exciting!!! It looks like all of my childhood nightmares come to life 😂😳🤯

https://bookriot.com/2019/03/29/scary-stories-to-tell-in-the-dark-full-trailer/

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I really enjoyed this. The pace is like a slow burn, leading up to the book's rather unexpected conclusion. I enjoyed the way he developed Dwayne's character and showed that there was quite a bit going on under his rather brutal exterior. I felt the setting was described so well - not just getting a feel for what it looks like, but the desperation that can exist in parts of Appalachia. I'll be checking out Joy's other books for sure!

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The Deep | Nick Cutter
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1. "The Deep" - Nick Cutter
2. The Little Mermaid ?‍♀️
3. ? Under The Sea ?

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💛🦑💛 6mo
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Next up!

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The Sellout: A Novel | Paul Beatty
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Bailed halfway through. It wasn't grabbing my interest and I think you have to be in the mood to read a book like this in order to fully appreciate it. I'll probably give it another shot at some point but it's a bail for now!

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Reviewsbylola STOP!! Can‘t wait!!! 6mo
AmyG Wow! 6mo
tammysue Yes!! 6mo
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The Sellout: A Novel | Paul Beatty
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Picked this up at a used book sale last year- finally getting around to it!