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flying_monkeys

Joined January 2019

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X-Phile. Ravenpuff. INTJ. And a huge movie geek. Current reading interests: Spooky tales, time travel, magical realism. Also on LT & GR: flying_monkeys
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Unraveling by Karen Lord
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The Witching Hour by Anne Rice
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The Gilda Stories | Jewelle Gomez
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #SpiderWeb @4thhouseontheleft

🕸🕷 One of my faves from Scary Stories 3 #TheRedSpot 🕷🕸

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Mapping the Interior | Stephen Graham Jones
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Haunted @4thhouseontheleft

Stephen Graham Jones is on my “must read everything they publish“ list. His stories have heart, with characters that feel like real people.

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I'll stick with the 90s animated series.

#LitsyAtoZ #X 24/26

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The Memory Trees | Kali Wallace
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge @4thhouseontheleft

I love me some witches and all things #Witchy.

4thhouseontheleft 🧙🏼‍♀️🎃 3d
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“No matter what you feel is holding you back in life... You can attempt anything.”

#LitsyAtoZ #Y 23/26 done

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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Monster @4thhouseontheleft

What?!! There *is* a “monster“ in this one. {cue maniacal laugh}
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Everyone deserves to have (at least) one person who sees and accepts them for exactly who they are. Elsa and Granny are exactly that for each other. So beautiful!

Highly recommended if you enjoy reading from a “very grown up for her age,“ almost-eight-year-old's POV including the way she blurs reality with fantasy.

flying_monkeys A couple reasons I liked Elsa: She carries a red felt-tip pen at all times, so she can right the grammar wrongs of the world as she encounters them. She reads only “quality literature“ some of which includes Spider-Man comics and the Harry Potter series. 4d
wanderinglynn I loved her idea of “quality literature.” I also approved of the red pen. 👍🏻👍🏻 4d
CogsOfEncouragement Read this with a book club a couple years ago. Truly enjoyed it. 4d
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Dark Harvest | Norman Partridge
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Pumpkins @4thhouseontheleft

Overall, I was reminded of “The Lottery“ and The Hunger Games. A weird blend of the two, yet effective in its examination of conformity and apathy, especially in small town cultures. Or, one could read it simply as a fast-paced, somewhat gory #Halloween tale about kids paying for the sins of their fathers... depending on how you interpret the reasons for the ritual.

#Read2014

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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Mask @4thhouseontheleft

Haunting my nightmares since 1989

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The Devil in Silver | Victor LaValle
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge @4thhouseontheleft

Went with a book on my TBR with an #OrangeandBlack cover

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Mongrels: A Novel | Stephen Graham Jones
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #FullMoon @4thhouseontheleft

A coming-of-age tale with #werewolves. Hooked me from the 1st sentence: “My grandfather used to tell me he was a werewolf.“

Their dysfunctional family was messed up, sure, but man, there was a lot of heart. Also, an interesting mix of new and old folklore surrounding these werewolves. The whole story had a freshness I've missed in horror recently.

#Read2016

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4thhouseontheleft 🧪☠️ 1w
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Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #AutumnLeaves 🎃 @4thhouseontheleft

A tree with pumpkins for leaves. Love the cover art on this one! And it's a good story too.

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House of Illusions | Ruby Jean Jensen
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #ScaryClown @4thhouseontheleft

RE: clown above is from Hell House LLC, a big surprise for me when I first watched it last October. At the beginning I was like, meh, this is gonna be a typical horror mockumentary. Oh how wrong I was.

If you're looking to read a book with scary clowns this #Halloween, I highly recommend House of Illusions by Ruby Jean Jensen.

flying_monkeys Jensen explores a world with which most of us are familiar - a carnival - using characters with whom we can all identify, and knows which “fear“ button she wants to push and just when to push it. If clowns don't frighten you, then 90% of this book will fall flat. However, if the mere description of a clown sends chills down your spine, then you should read this ... during the day. 2w
4thhouseontheleft That pic really, really creeps me out! 🤡😵 (edited) 2w
flying_monkeys @4thhouseontheleft and there are other clowns in that movie too, even creepier, if you can imagine that. 😨 (edited) 2w
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #HalloweenMovie #TrickRTreat @4thhouseontheleft

One of THE best #Halloween movies. Ever!! Great twists on classic tropes, my favorite of which was Little Red Riding Hood.

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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Creepy @4thhouseontheleft

Probably one of the creepiest (onscreen) characters in recent memory. In case you aren't familiar with the tooth monster **shivers** check out Channel Zero: Candle Cove, if you dare.

readingjedi Pass the bleach, my eyes need to unsee that 😱😱😱 2w
VioletBramble Eww. Why are teeth so creepy? I watched a show, Frequency, where things on Earth started to mutate. The creepiest mutation was the plants growing human teeth. 2w
flying_monkeys @VioletBramble 😨 that sounds downright horrifying 2w
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offline yesterday so here's my catch-up post for #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Murder @4thhouseontheleft

When I think of “murder“ I think of serial killers. And the first (fictional) serial killer that comes to mind is everyone's favorite cannibal: Hannibal Lecter. This scene, from The Silence of the Lambs, is one of the most brutal murder scenes. #NeverTurnYourBackonaCannibal even the polite ones.

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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #BlackCat @4thhouseontheleft

This is my Isabella, in one of her favorite spots: inside a bag. Though, she did prefer plastic to canvas. Yeah, she was not an eco-friendly kitty.

I had to say good-bye to her in 2016, but she's still one of the best cats I've ever known. And I'm still convinced she never realized she was, in fact, a cat.

#CatsofLitsy #Isabella

4thhouseontheleft My calico is named Isabel! She also likes to hid out in bags. 😻 2w
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #UrbanLegend @4thhouseontheleft

I love urban legends! And one of my favorite episodes of Supernatural, “Bloody Mary,“ (S1, E5) is also one of the scariest IMHO. Plus, Sam and Dean go to Toledo, Ohio to investigate. I tried to grab a screenshot that wasn't too gruesome -- lots of blood in this episode.

#BloodyMary #DontSayHerName

4thhouseontheleft Oohh, great pick for this prompt! 3w
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While I was familiar with several ghosts included: The Bell Witch, The Whaley House, The Winchester House (highlighted above), I was pleasantly surprised by the number of haunts I hadn't heard of, or at least don't remember hearing before now. Though, I was *not* surprised by the problematic bits - it was written in 1967 after all, but one always hopes...

#ghost #ghoststories

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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #TarotReading @4thhouseontheleft

First thing that comes to mind is one of my favorite episodes of The X-Files, “Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose,“ (S3, E4) which is all about fate and destiny. I grabbed a pic from the scene with the tarot reader. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0751092/

4thhouseontheleft 🔮 🙌🏽💜 3w
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Haunting | Ruby Jean Jensen
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Ghost @4thhouseontheleft

This one's on my #SpookyTBR and it's by one of my fave horror mavens, Ruby Jean Jensen.

Side note: Don't know why it's in Litsy as “Haunting“ when the title is The Haunting https://www.rubyjeanjensen.com/ruby-jeans-books/the-haunting-first-published-199...

4thhouseontheleft That's definitely a spooky cover! 3w
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #SpookyTBR @4thhouseontheleft

My biggest goal for spooky reads this month is to read more owned books than borrowed books. So far, of the 13 I plan to read, only 3 are from the library.

madamereadsalot1 Already Dead is so good! 3w
flying_monkeys @madamereadsalot1 good to know 😀 The only other Huston I've read is 3w
madamereadsalot1 @flying_monkeys I love that one too! I read Sleepless as well and that one was phenomenal! 3w
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#SeptemberWrapUp #SeptemberReads #SeptemberStats

Total: 13
Female Author: 11
POC Author: 3
Non Fiction: 2
#LitsyAtoZ 2 (22/26 done)
2019 Reading 76/52

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Gonna see if I can get 2 bingos this time 🤞

#BookishBingo for October 2019: http://bit.ly/2muGjG0

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BINGO 🤓

(This was my first time playing)

#BookishBingo for September 2019: http://bit.ly/2ZrKCnL

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3w
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A Dream So Dark | L.L. McKinney
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Today‘s library #bookhaul 🤓📚🥳

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1. Very well. 72/52 for annual; 22/26 for Litsy A to Z
2. I‘ve seen Jason Momoa in person, complete with man bun and pink t-shirt, and a smile that I swear to gawd rivals the sun. 😊
3. Rock, but I love most music, except country music
4. January, when I quit corporate world and started working for myself, 15 years ago
5. 🥳 🙌

#friyayintro @howjessreads

howjessreads What a nice anniversary! 4w
Bklover 2. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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The Twisted Ones | T. Kingfisher
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The author described it as “The Blair Witch Project meets The Andy Griffith Show“... GR giveaway described it as “True Detective meets Sharp Objects“... 👀🤯

Uh, yes please!! Sounds perfect for my fall and #Halloween reading.

Releases on October 1, 2019

#newrelease #newreleases #gothic #horror

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The Manse | Lisa W. Cantrell
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For Day 7 of #7days7covers #CoverCrush I'm going old school with The Manse 🎃

Oh, and if anyone watched Hell House LLC and wants to read something with similar kinda atmosphere, setting, frights, then check out this 80s horror paperback classic. It won a Stoker for good reason.

Designed/created by Bob Eggleton (I think he painted this actually)

#Halloween #HauntedHouse

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The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales | Dominik Parisien, Navah Wolfe
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#7days7covers #CoverCrush Day 6

Designed/created by Benjamin Carré

I love to run my hand over this cover and imagine standing in front of that door.

Nute Awesome cover design! 1mo
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#bookmail #bookhaul #impulsebuy

I must say, a quick glance at the TOC has me dismayed by the low number of women included in these 2 collections. 😒 I‘ll reserve judgment for after I take a closer look.

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1. Only 1
2. Mountains in fall; coast in summer
3. Matamata, New Zealand
4. Hogwarts

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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Wild Beauty | Anna-Marie McLemore
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#7days7covers #CoverCrush Day 5

Designed/created by https://www.instagram.com/dmazzelladibosco/?hl=en

To be fair, ALL of Anna-Marie McLemore's covers are BEAUTIFUL, but this one's my favorite, as of September 2019. 🤓

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🌸🌼 1mo
Andrew65 Great choice! 👏👏👏🙌😊 1mo
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The Book of Phoenix | Nnedi Okorafor
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#7days7covers #CoverCrush Day 4

Designed/created by G-Force Design

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The Changeling | Victor LaValle
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sudi 😍 1mo
Nute Nice! 1mo
lele1432 I like this one too! 1mo
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Of Sorrow and Such | Angela Slatter
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Escaping Exodus: A Novel | Nicky Drayden
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#7days7covers #CoverCrush Day 1

All of Nicky Drayden's books have great covers, but this one might be my favorite (so far) -- it's simply gorgeous! Designed/created by https://twitter.com/Seageart

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#LitsyAtoZ #2019 by women authors: M-T, V, and W done. Only have U, X, Y and Z left to read. 🤓

21/26 - 5 to go

@BookishMarginalia

Andrew65 I‘m in the same position, got those difficult letters to do in the audiobook AtoZ by author surname to do. 1mo
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#LitsyAtoZ #2019 by women authors: A-I, K and L done. Plan to read The Joy Luck Club for #J

@BookishMarginalia

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The Escape Room | Megan Goldin
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“My mother used to tell me that the best revenge is to live well. I couldn't agree more.“

Nothing beats a page-turning #revenge thriller, especially when the targets are greedy Wall Street bankers. Good times.

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Penance | Kanae Minato
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All I know is, Minato is a damn good storyteller. No convoluted plot. No ever feeling manipulated. Yet you end up feeling sympathy (to some degree) for everyone.

I dunno. Maybe her style's just so different from US thrillers that I'm plain ol' smitten...

Now I have to wait for another of her books to be translated 😩

BarbaraBB I loved her books too. If you like them you can also try 1mo
flying_monkeys @BarbaraBB thank you for the recommendation. 1mo
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📚 Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

🎬 Little Monsters (1989)

🎶 Big Machine
Safety Not Guaranteed soundtrack
“Everybody's talking in their sleep
They push a lot of air around
But don't say much of anything...“

#manicmonday @joscho

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“When someone dies, there‘s no one to share your memories anymore. They become like secrets. A secret life. No one knows you lived it, but you. I didn‘t want it to be that way.”

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“She couldn‘t think like this. She was in the grip of the peculiar but popular idea that if she lacked hope, the cosmic powers would shun her. Believing this was more pleasant than realizing that the cosmos has no preference.”

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1. Soul Mates by John R. Little - MC, 40, pursues “the one” who is 20, quiet, skinny, beautiful, and fragile - a word used so often in the book I thought I might throw the book if I saw it one more time.
2. Psych - Shawn and Gus are one of the best duos ever!! “Slap it on a biscuit.”
3. Scrambled eggs
4. EST
5. The Grey Lady

@howjessreads #friyayintro

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Tea Dragon Society | Katie O'Neill
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And magical tea filled with memories. All the ⭐ and 💗.

#TeaDragons #LGBTQ

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Tea Dragon Society | Katie O'Neill
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And the power of friendship...

#TeaDragons #LGBTQ