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Joined January 2019

Homebody who is trying to get away from the world of social media back into the world of books
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Another good read by King. Towards the end I kept screaming at the characters in my head when certain things would happen. ‘If you would have locked the door and brought you kid in sooner‘ or ‘if you have just taken the help offered and confessed‘ or ‘if you would have just handed the notebooks over.‘ But it ended in a way where everyone had a positive ending. Now to see how the follow up plays out.

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Pickpick

There is just something I love about a mystery/thriller novel! Maybe it‘s the disappointment you feel when you get taken away from you reading and the suspense is starting to build up. This is the second Ruth Ware book I have read and I can‘t wait to read more!

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Apt Pupil | Stephen King
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A novella from the Different Seasons collection of a boy, Todd Bowden, who does well in school & one day meets as new kind of teacher, Mr. Dussander. A teacher who has a dark past & has been on the run for decades until now. Todd learns the true meaning of power & how seductive evil can be.
Note: Mr. Dussander was/is apart of the SS/Nazi movement (story takes place in the 70s) and does mention Nazi Germany and killing of animals.

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Apt Pupil | Stephen King
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The answer is: it would be boring (I think). Yesterday I didn‘t have a book to read and it seemed as if the day was never going to end. I hate spending the day on my phone and computer cause it‘s not good to do that plus I have no real social life so there‘s no one to talk to. Luckily today I bought two books as I wait for my library hold to be ready.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ll second that! I joined another audiobook site yesterday, just for the free audiobook for the first month...because I needed an audiobook ASAP...to much going on for my physical book. But whether you need fiction for an escape or nonfiction for the real story, life would be boring without books. 4mo
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The Alchemyst | Michael Scott
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Not a bad read. I wish I had paid attention when buying this one and one of the sequels though because I didn‘t buy the correct one that directly follows but that‘s okay cause I can always check the library. 🙃🤦‍♀️

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Mr. Mercedes | Asama Davran
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I guess third times the charm because I finally read this from start to finish and enjoyed more than I thought I would. Now to get Finder Keepers so that can I read End of Watch.

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Four Past Midnight | Stephen King
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It‘s a Stephen King book I wouldn‘t pick up again but it is a one I will add to my collection. The book is four short stories that of course have some supernatural setting. The last one, the Sun Dog, take place in a familiar town with familiar characters (mentioned). The main characters I know one was mentioned in Needful Things but the others I can‘t remember. The dog I almost thought was Cujo but I am not 100% if that is intended or is Cujo.

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📖 tagged
🎥 The Lion King
🎵 The Lion Sleeps Tonight

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 🦁💛🦁 5mo
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So true! I always hope that the next book I pick up will be as good as the last and will be just as hard to put down.

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Needful Things | Stephen King
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One last trip to Castle Rock. A new shop owner comes to town selling just what the customer wants. The prices are fair until the consequences of those prices begin to unfold turning Castle Rock into chaos. Just who is Leland Gaunt and what is it about Needful Things?

One of my favorite things about some of Stephen King‘s stories is when he mentions his other stories that have taken place nearby the central town of the book.

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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1. Tagged
2. The Shire, Rivendell, and maybe LakeTown
3. Mordor, Mount Doom, and Tower of Orthanc
4. @my.books.in.squares @AllieLovesBooks
#whatwouldyoudo @DannyHattan

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Outsider | Stephen King
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A murder mystery/detective story crossover with a Stephen King supernatural story. It did take sometime to get to the supernatural part of the story.

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Revival: A Novel | Stephen King
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A novel that tells the story of a messing w/ powers that one should not mess with. Jamie Morton meets Pastor Danny Jacobs who loses touch w/ his faith after a terrible accident & therefore begins to look for what is beyond death‘s door. Jamie & Jacobs cross paths throughout Jamie‘s life & mess w/ things they shouldn‘t ending in circumstances that were not seen by Jamie or Jacobs.
Finally, finished after a weekend break due to work & tiredness.

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Revival: A Novel | Stephen King

It‘s been one of those weekends where not only work got in the way of reading but being tired too. I find it hard to focus on what I am reading and getting into the story when I am tired.

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Cujo | Stephen King
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A dog infected with rabies after being bitten by a bat inflicts terror on a small back county road.

I liked the back and forth King did to keep me wanting read more. I‘ve never seen the movie but now I will watch and will most likely compare book to movie as I‘ am sure we all tend to do.

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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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“Sometimes dead is better”
Another good Stephen King novel, however, there is one question I have and will have to dig deeper online to find; what happened to Ellie Creed? I would assume she stayed with her grandparents.

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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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1. Chinese take out
2. Pet Semetary (hopefully today)
3. At least 5 would be nice more would be great
@Samplergal #fridayfun

Samplergal Oh, Chinese! Jealous. Not many good Chinese restaurants here in SoFlo...actually none. Have a great weekend and enjoy (edited) 6mo
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The City of Mirrors | Justin Cronin
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I do what to also know about those who made it to pacific island.

Did Pim reveal about the former life on the island? How, when, and why did their ancestors leave the island? Did Sara or Lore try to seek out Michael, Amy, Alicia, and Peter or did they just know they would never see them again?

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The City of Mirrors | Justin Cronin
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I wish that there would have been more to what happened to some characters.

Like Michael, when he left New York, did he make it to the English coast or not? I like to think that he sadly did not. He either got caught in a storm or maybe stayed at sea and died there. If he did make it, maybe there was nothing there to make a life of and left or if he stayed it wasn‘t an easy task to survive (food, weather, or other human resistance).

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The City of Mirrors | Justin Cronin
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It‘s never fun saying goodbye to characters one has grown an attachment to but what an adventure it has been from the first book “The Passage” to this the last book of the trilogy.

I do wish there would have been a bit more to what happened to some characters but it is always to think what their lives turned out to be like.

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The Dark Half | Stephen King
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“When Thad Beaumont wakes to forge nightmare of George Stark, he hears birds, thousands of them, all cheeping and twittering at the same time, and with the sound comes a presentiment full of memory and foreboding: The sparrows are flying again.”

This book did not fail to leave me on the edge of my seat especially in the final few chapters. Just when I thought the story would go one way it went another. I do enjoy a good Stephen King novel.

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1. Book tagged but the very first was The Passage which isn‘t about zombies
2. Zombieland
3. Time Warp for some reason
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 🖤🧟‍♀️🖤 6mo
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https://www.ace-africa.org/there-is-no-friend-as-loyal-as-a-book-ernest-hemingwa...

The link above not only make you realize how much a book can mean to someone but also how amazing it is most of us have such easy access to books while others don‘t. Going to have to look more at Ace Africa and see what progress they‘ve made since 2017 and how much more help they need.

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The Screaming Staircase | Jonathan Stroud
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A find in a Goodwill that I almost didn‘t pick up due to having a pile I haven‘t read yet 🙃 but I‘m glad I did and not will have to check out my local library for the rest of the series. The only thing I had an issue with when it came to the book was figuring out when the story takes place. It hints at modern time but also doesn‘t give much that says the story is in ‘our‘ time (no hints of cell phones and such). Still a good and easy story.

Slajaunie I recently read this book and enjoyed it as well. 6mo
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Prey | Michael Crichton
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It was an interesting read that makes you hope that the government isn‘t messing with ideas like what the story is about. The characters at the beginning were very aggravating but once I finished the aggravation depleted a little bit once I learned why some characters acted the way they did.

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The Twelve | Justin Cronin
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Enjoyed it. Took me longer than I wanted to read but that was myself being tired after work and not the book (not easy sometimes to pick up a book after being up since 4 am). Ready for the final book to be available for pick up at my library.

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Pirate Latitudes | Michael Crichton
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A fun read about pirates and Port Royal. It took awhile to get the adventurous pirate parts but it was still a good read.

CrowCAH I enjoyed this one immensely! 🏴‍☠️☠️⚔️⚓️ 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 7mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 7mo
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The beloved movie in the form of a book...was ok. The first part, which is the movie, is just that. Part 1 is the movie bit by bit and you can practically watch the movie in your head as you read. Part 2, however, is a new story with old characters and new set in 2018. The ending does leave the story open for a new story with a new witch and a zombie.

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1. Lion King
2. Goofy
3. IDK....maybe Darla of Finding Nemo?
4. Oliver of Oliver & Company
5. Due to poor understanding of contracts & such & deception along w/ wanting to get his cartoons known, Walt Disney unknowingly signed away the character Oswald & when wanting to leave the company he worked with at the time was unable to take Oswald w/ him. In 2006, Disney did get Oswald and the rights to him back. #frideas

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🌙 I had no idea!!! Thanks for sharing 😉 7mo
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The man we all know as Mr. Feeny takes us on the journey of his childhood and how he entered the realm of acting and his most famous roles. While I did want to skip ahead to the chapter about Boy Meets World, I read from the beginning as to have an understanding of his history with the theater and acting.

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This is a story of a women‘s story of the dark side of online dating. She finds herself falling for a man who turned out to be someone he was not and someone she needed to protect herself and her family from. While this does start off with the cheesy side of the ‘love story‘ you do eventually get a look into what her ‘love story‘ became. It isn‘t the best writing in the world but it is a look at why caution should be taken with online dating.

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Elevation | Stephen King
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An interesting read that is different from the horror of Stephen King. A short little novel that has elements the social talks going on with that bit of unusual and mystical elements that King brings in his stories. I do wish there was a little bit more of the main character‘s finale but I do also like how it ended. Not a “you have to read” but “maybe borrow from the library and give it a read.”

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Really enjoyed this! From what I‘ve been seeing the tv show is not that great but the book is very good. Many moments where I wanted to speed up to get to the next part. Now to read the rest and see where the characters end up and what happens.

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When you get three new books in the mail! 😍

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Map of Days | Ransom Riggs
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I really enjoyed this and loved going back into the world of Miss. Peregrine, her wards, and Jacob. I‘m glad to have discovered that there was another book and hope that Ransom Riggs continues Jacob‘s story along with the peculiars and Miss. Peregrine. Let‘s just hope there aren‘t anymore movie adaptations though

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Map of Days | Ransom Riggs
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Finally back to reading after being knocked down by allergies. The pollen is strong right now where I live and seems a bit early. The always changing Florida weather is not helping one bit.

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Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S Dawson
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I do believe it could have been shorter and still good. It was funny and a good read after getting off of work the past couple days.

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Any suggestions on how to read in a car without getting nauseous? I would love to be able to do that when my family travels but I always start work to feel nauseous. Also, how do the hashtag (like the 20 things about me) games work? I am new and unsure. Thanks for all help and advice!

RamsFan1963 I have to use audiobooks on drives, I've never found a way around the nausea. I can read for about 10 minutes before I start feeling queasy 🤢🤢🤢 8mo
charreads I‘ll have to give audiobooks a try. It would be so nice to have something to do during long car rides 8mo
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Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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I almost thought I was going to bail on this but I pushed through and actually enjoyed. At first there are parts I thought were unnecessary but not so sure now.

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 8mo
charreads Thanks! I can‘t wait to discover more books from other users! 8mo
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Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Reading this gives me Labyrinth vibes as the reviews say....trying to not make the Goblin King in this book not be the beloved David Bowie is difficult and easy at the same time.

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Hostile Witness | Rebecca Forster
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Had to change from ‘pick‘ to ‘so-so‘. While the book was good...there was a lot of unneeded dialogue and details. The book made a lot of turns and before the truth could be fully unveiled you could piece it together. Will give the rest of the series a try.

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 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 8mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! 8mo
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