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Joined December 2015

Guy who wrote NOS4A2 & other family favorites.
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"He wore a brown denim suit with lots of pockets and ropes and zippers, and a yellow velvet shirt, open to the umbilicus. His face was bland–brown, hairless as his brown smooth chest. Sleepy eyes, languid manner, thin little mouth, like a newborn shark."

- McDonald, who could write em, and never forget it.

LeahBergen "Open to the umbilicus". That's great. 2y
Curley_Bender Nice choice of pic with the inverted Jenny. Saw those bad boys recently at the National Postal Museum, which is very underrated--the Dwight Evans of national museums. 2y
Shawty Love McDonald. He was a vocabulary master. 2y
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And this. Especially this. Always this.

Sydsavvy 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
OwenBanner The question is, who determines what truth is? 2y
Mrspoonzs So true. 2y
Irenadawn I think we should have this posted as a warning ⚠️ label that says : Warning the following information may contain sensitive information that may or may not support the above statement. According to the US Constitution we cannot be held accountable for any of the following content written or relayed. Like Law and Order , you know ! (edited) 1y
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Some shiny advice for dark times.

Suelizbeth 📚❤️ 2y
Megpyre I've only read a couple essays from this. I feel guilty buying a copy because Ingram's out of them and my store only has four left. I can't wait to read the rest though. 2y
RadicalReader @joe_hill so true what a wonderful yet completely true statement people should strive to be unique and different 2y
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Bette Saw Snyder on Bill Maher, he said: know what you stand for, even when you are afraid. He was great. 2y
Cathythoughts Read books , I agree 2y
SpideyBaggins I‘m going to be sharing this with my English students tomorrow. I‘m certain it‘ll result in a great discussion. 1y
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The Time Traveler's Wife | Audrey Niffenegger
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"I do get tired of humans."
"Yeah. Too many maniacs, not enough Michelangelos."

Sublime read.
(Photo credit: wikimedia commons, Uwe Aranas. Magicked up by Prisma)

Carla Upon first glance, this clock speaks Gormenghast to me. Do you see it? 2y
Smashlee LOVED this book! It transported me every time. 2y
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"The present Surprise, though shorn of her HMS, nevertheless carried all her old guns: Wilful Murder, Jumping Billy, Belcher, Sudden Death, Tom Cribb and the rest..."

I would like my own cannon so I could name it something like Cruel Comment, or Last Word, or Lethal Punctuation. I don't see why I can't have a cannon for my front yard and shoot it sometimes. Not AT anyone. Just in general celebration.

RealBooks4ever Love that pic! 💜 3y
LeahBergen I just finished The Fortune of War. I'm taking my time reading this series - I don't want it to end. ❤ 3y
Robthaines I'm up to The Wine-Dark Sea. I am also rationing them out to avoid the sadness of finishing this incredibly great series. (edited) 2y
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Art often knows more than the artist.

- Joshua Wolf Shenk, in his amazing book about creative collaborations.

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Only two Narnia books to go before I complete the series. In this novel, Aslan tends to children who have faced great spiritual and moral corruption... by attending a co-ed school. 🙄

Mommamanzi I adored the chronicles ❤ 3y
rachelm I love Silver Chair. I think it's one of my favorites. The BBC adaptation is also sooo fab 3y
Scurvygirl The horror! 3y
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Graciouswarriorprincess I love these books!📚 3y
lvnfld1 Haven't read these since I was a kid, but I loved them! 3y
JessicaThunstromNelson I've never read these books. Based on people's descriptions, I have a hard time understanding what people see in them. 3y
tpixie co-ed! 😳 2y
Nurgle I dug Narnia when I was a kid. The Magician‘s Nephew enthralled me. Each story is so different. I plan to reread them to remedy my memories of the movie adaptations. 2y
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Born to Run | Bruce Springsteen
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Maybe the best book about the creative life I've ever read... or in this case, listened to (I experienced Born to Run in its unabridged audiobook form, read by Bruce himself). A one-of-kind adventure through the last 60 years of American history, told with tremendous humor by a man with remarkable powers of perception, into himself and his times.

Marchpane Damn, this review really makes me want to read this. 3y
Hooked_on_books I was considering this one and now you've completely convinced me. Thanks for the review! 3y
ThePurpleSponge I'm listening to this one now. His descriptive power is amazing! Just as lyrical as his music. 3y
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AmyG This book is so beautifully written by such a genuine man. If you are on the fence about reading this...just read it. You won't be disappointed. 3y
MrsMalaprop Just read this. It really was good wasn't it? Listening to him reading it would have been amazing. Can't wait to see him live again in a couple of weeks 😊👏❤. 3y
SGJ It was good, yeah. May have to go through it again, even. 3y
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This festive Yuletide sentiment brought to you via Thomas Hardy.

Merry Christmas, everyone.

Marchpane Cheery 😟 3y
Gayan Merry Christmas and thank you for my favorite book of 2016, N0S4A2! 3y
vivastory I must second @gayan. I read 250 books this year & it was one of my favorite books of the year. Thank you. 3y
SuperPunkNinja Pretty much. 3y
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Genuine sinners are plentiful, but genuine penitents are rare. - Ellis Peters

Sometimes you just want to read about cowled 12th century detectives.

(Photo: wikimedia commons, John Armagh. Treated with Prisma)

Suzze Great historical mystery series! 3y
flip58 Love this series 3y
LeahBergen Cadfael! 😍 3y
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"The hardest battles are the ones you fight inside your own head, when nobody else is going to know if you won or lost or even if a battle was fought at all."
- Neil Gaiman

Love that quote. Going to use it as an epigraph some day.

Little_Reader Genius. 3y
TheLondonBookworm That man speaks so many hard truths 3y
jessdean So completely true 3y
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LLColbeck Just finished the audiobook on Wednesday. Still reeling. 3y
Erynecki I'm just a few essays into the book and am really enjoying it. 3y
Cathythoughts Great quote 2y
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Normal: A Novel | Warren Ellis
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My very good fortune to interview Warren Ellis on his tour for NORMAL... which is a chilling work of near future SF, a sweetly comic look at broken geniuses, and a pitch perfect locked room mystery.

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The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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That should work out great.

Suet624 😁👌🏼 3y
RanaElizabeth Loved this book so much I made it December's book club pick! 3y
AmyG I put this book down at one point and a friend talked me into picking it back up. So glad I did. Excellent. 3y
LeahBergen Oh, man. 3y
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Mmmm, want something juicy for #allhallowsread? Have a taste of Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips' FATALE... a noir horror comic that plays like Hitchcock tackling the Cthulhu mythos in an epic starring Gene Tierney at her most seductive. #GiveaScaryBook

vivastory You had me at noir horror... 3y
nomierosie Artwork looks like Bodies. Does anyone know if it's the same artist? 3y
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I loved this book so much. (Picture from Wikimedia Commons)

TrishB Me too. Great pic. 3y
Marchpane Beautiful 3y
KarenUK Me too 💗 3y
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melissajayne Me too 3y
TheNextBook Oh @joe_hill be still my heart. That picture is amazing. 3y
BibliOphelia Eagerly anticipating as it moves up my TBR! 3y
LeslieO So good! And I recommend Mary Doria Russell's A Thread of Grace to all who loved this one. 3y
princess_dennie_pants It's amazing. One of my favourite reads this year 3y
Erynecki The writing is so mellifluous 3y
AnnieReads Me too! Every time I see the book on my shelf I'm reminded of how much I loved it. 3y
Fumbl3z00 This picture is so beautiful and I makes me want to start that book as soon as possible 3y
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People sometimes ask whether the research or the idea for the story comes first for me. And I tell them normally the first thing that turns up is the obsession.

- Neil Gaiman

Yes.
- Me.

Kirstin This is a birthday gift I got back in June. Thanks for the reminder. I need to get to it soon! 👍 3y
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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That's history. It happened whether it offends you or not. Quite a bit of it offends me, but there's nothing I can do about it.
- Octavia Butler

Kindred is the right book to read if you loved Underground Railroad and want another magic realistic spin on the pre-Civil War south, composed by a master.

(Photo, Wikimedia Commons: Nikolas Coukouma)

TheNextBook It's already on my list and you just prompted me to move it up! Looking forward to it. 3y
Hornsby78 Wow! This books sounds like a very interesting read. 3y
Dogearedcopy This is twice in almost as many days that this book has popped up in my litsy feed! I think the Book Gods are trying to tell me something! 😉 3y
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Owlizabeth @Cupofjo 😊😊 This one is racing to the top of my TBR 3y
silverlocusts I assume the reverse is true as well? Kindred is one of my Top Ten All Time, so I should probably go ahead and read Underground Railroad then? 3y
Cupofjo @Dogearedcopy awesome!!! It's such a good read!!! My true number one book! 3y
Wildmoonchild In my opinion, Kindred was a much better book than The Underground Railroad. Like yeah, this should totally race up tot the very top of the TBR mound. 😉 3y
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"As C.S. Lewis reminded us, the only people who inveigh against escape are jailers." - Neil Gaiman.

Only just finished PRINCE CASPIAN (for the first time!) and have gone on to THE VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS and came across that line and it was too good not to post.

(Photo: Yathin S Krishnappa - Wikimedia Commons)

GuiltyFeat Does this mean you haven't yet read The Silver Chair and The Last Battle? You lucky fellow. 3y
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One more cos it's too good not to quote:

"He's going to bleed to death," Ridgeway said.

"It's a free country," the man from town said.

LindaGrace812 I'm reading this too and loving it. I'm early on in it but it is heartbreaking. And beautifully written. I should've called in sick today so I could read the whole thing! 3y
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"Whether in the fields or underground or in an attic room, America remained her warden."

Probably the most must-read American novel since ALL THE PRETTY HORSES. Runs like a fucking freight train through the dark endless tunnel of the American nightmare.

britt_brooke I've been waiting for someone to convince me to read this. You had me at All the Pretty Horses. 3y
Karli Thanks! To the TBR it goes. 3y
Cathythoughts I've been waiting for someone to convince me too 👍 2y
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The 13 Clocks | James Thurber
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"We all have flaws," he said, "and mine is being wicked."

Miznanner Love this quote!! 😘 3y
BeththeBookDragon New York Times Book review just offered a copy of this book for $1! Mine arrives today. 3y
Kensalikof My favorite quote. 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings That is a flaw worth owning up to. 3y
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Confessions of a Compulsive Book Buyer, Chapter 144: In August of that Year, He Was Up To His Old Tricks.

SealedWithInk Old habits die hard ;) 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess I love the 13 clocks! Great selection!💕 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 The Last Policeman was quite interesting. My mystery group gave it two thumbs up! 3y
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8leagueboot I just ordered The 13 Clocks from that wild New York review sale. It was only a dollar! 3y
Humanatea Underground Airlines ❤️✈️❤️ 3y
SJ1 Good choices. 3y
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He had not yet learned that if you do one good deed your reward usually is to be set to do another and harder and better one.

callunakeep Great book, and such a true quote!! 3y
Abluecloudcloth This is my favorite out of the series 💕 3y
BibliOphelia No good deed goes unpunished ;) 3y
OwenBanner Well said. This was the first novel I ever read. I was in the fourth grade and I read it from dawn till dusk for a week until I started getting headaches. The man was a master in so many literary forms. 3y
tpixie Great quote. Wonderful book and series. 3y
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When I began, my oldest boy was 9. Today he acquired a driver's license.

I'm halfway through.

SusanInTiburon I have a book of Sunday NYT crosswords that I've been taking on vacations for 20 years. 3y
carys14 The puzzles by Will Shortz are always the best ones. 3y
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A hilarious examination of the out-of-shape, middle-aged, Viagra-popping, Prozac-snacking, existentially adrift American male in the early 21st century. Loved it.

Liberty His other books are also fantastic. 3y
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You were never actually halfway through your life. Not in the sense that you were halfway through a... tank of gas or a trip home from the beach. You were always, instant by instant, at the very edge of your life, at the end of it, in it's entirety, and so never at any point in the middle.

tpixie Great passage! 3y
ElizabethSensa Love this quote! Makes me want to read the book! 3y
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I have read a brilliant short story which you should track down immediately. It is probably in Benjamin Hale's collection, The Fat Artist. The Fat Artist is probably not yet available. Don't worry and don't wait. You can find "Don't Worry, Baby" in The Paris Review 216. Get it now. Right now.

Liberty He's so awesome. 3y
Cyn.Microcosm If you recommend it, I must find it! 3y
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Hanging with some dirty girls this week.

squarepeginroundhole I just got my copy of Laura. Can't wait to start. 3y
Curley_Bender Those two LOA volumes are so so good. Also take a look at the story collection Sarah Weinman edited, "Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives". Some great stories in there. 3y
quirkyreader I'm glad that "The Blank Wall" is back in print in America. I had to get my copy from Persephone Books. And it is a very lovely edition. 3y
LisaW In a Lonely Place is one of the best books I've ever read! 💕 2y
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Here are the instructions for being a pigeon: (1) Walk around aimlessly for a while, pecking at cigarette butts and other inappropriate items. (2) Take fright at someone walking along the platform and fly off to a girder. (3) Have a shit. (4) Repeat.

PurityofEssence What about the part where you land on that pigeon lady from Home Alone 2? 😐 That was my favorite part... 3y
Minimalgrl Love Bill Bryson !!! 3y
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Rio_Youers Wonderful reading for anyone at any time, but particularly for an American about to sojourn to the UK. 3y
Mednasanienbok So funny! 3y
MizDoniaBuding 😆😂😜 3y
Angelala007 I laughed out loud so many times! 3y
Chelsey Bill Bryson is the best 3y
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Here's today's haul from Mysterious Bookshop (where I left them with a huge pile of signed FIREMAN).

Sparkpuppypup I'm starting The Fireman in about one hour! I can't wait!!! 3y
ReadingOver50 I am waiting for the mailman to deliver my copy. 😄 3y
quirkyreader The Devil In The Marshalsea looks good. Is it going to be read as a companion read to Little Dorrit? 3y
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Kerince I received my copy yesterday! Can't wait! 3y
AmyG I just got my audiobook..,very excited to listen. 3y
Rsanders05 Waiting on my copy! Just got an email saying it has been posted! Can't wait til it gets here 3y
sleuthsandspies My favorite place in the world! 3y
tanged What is not yours is not yours is wonderful!! 👌 3y
Cmdonaghy I loved The Devil and the Marshalsea. Good book! 3y
LittlePixels I wish I lived near that bookshop. The Fireman is on my short list of fav books this year. I evangelized so much that hubby is reading it now. ❤️ 3y
TNbookworm Loved The Devil in the Marshelsea, interesting read! 3y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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I've had some cute little doodles for the other books, but I don't think it's happening with this one...

TheNextBook How I can get one of these signed!? 3y
WilliamMorrowBooks Visit Joe on his tour (check his website) or order from BN.com or Water Street Bookstore. 3y
KennethTolesJr I will be grabbing this book. Joe, I like how you've jumped on Litsy and really are active. You're awesome in my book! I'm currently reading "It," but I'm feeling like the son of the master of macabre will be next on my list. I'm sure it runs in the family, and you've stepped out of the shadow! 3y
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StewartWriter Flames are one of those things that are fucking impossible to draw without reference, and even then, they can come out looking like the side of car or a shitty tattoo. 3y
Abby2 I just started The Fireman and I love it! 3y
Beasterface About 500 pages in.....I'm loving it!! 3y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Hard at work on signing sheets for the UK.

Angelala007 Will you sign the ARC I won from @Litsy ? :) 3y
Jacky Will you be England for a book signing your any chance? 3y
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Yep. Totally the same guy. (The name is Child... Lee Child)

Curley_Bender Spy Who Loved Me is top 5 Bond for me, book and movie. Never read Lee Child: where is the best wam-bam-thank-you-ma'am place to start? 3y
Joe_Jones The only problem is Sean Connery is the only true James Bond. It has to be said... 3y
redjellydonut I had a stiff, moldy copy of Goldfinger that I read so that I could throw it away and became instantly hooked. Fleming is the best! 3y
Joshsandaker You know...he really does look like him.. 3y
GuiltyFeat First Bond I saw in the cinema so it will always be a sentimental fave. 3y
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Make Me | Lee Child
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Does anyone else think Lee Child looks like cool, edgy mid-period Roger Moore Bond? Just me?

melrailey You know - he kinda does. 3y
callunakeep HA! I never noticed before, but YES! Yes he does! 3y
Curley_Bender Any Jack Reacher fans out there wanna offer up their favorite adventure? I can live without backstory if the book stands on its own. 3y
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sleuthsandspies Also looking a bit Kenneth Branagh in Wallander. 3y
Victoria 🙀🙀🙀 3y
sk888888 Who DOESN'T love Lee Child??? 3y
Ericka 💯 3y
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Out in June, chilling and heart-breaking horror from Paul Tremblay. Some wonderfully creepy bits right here.

Ubergeekygirl I read this page you posted & the plot summery and it sounds amazing, adding. 3y
thatkruegergirl Brilliant. I can't wait to get my hands on this one! 3y
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bookishbunny Added and shall soon be preordered! 3y
CateKeesling I love that it identifies Percy Shelley as husband of Mary Shelley! Girl power! 3y
Rio_Youers Really looking forward to this one. Delighted to see Paul getting all the kudos he deserves. 3y
BookwormBeth This isn't out until June?!? After reading the page you posted I'm not sure I can make it till then. It sucked me in way too quickly lol 3y
LaurenLiterally I loved Head Full of Ghosts by him! 3y
tairy.fales super excited for this book (and I'm delighted he won Bram Stoker award for A Hell Full of Ghosts, well deserves!) 3y
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Bitter Seeds | Ian Tregillis
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I was gifted a "blind book date" at the ABC bookstore in Amsterdam, and unwrapped what looks like a winner.

Scott_BookInvasion Awesome! I've been wanting to read The Machanical for quite a while of his. This might be where i start though. 3y
Hellboy Apparently 4 books in the series so far. 3y
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Elmore. 1978. Prime.

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Horns: A Novel | Joe Hill
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My demonic power rises to its full strength at last.

jeff Love it. 4y
todd We hope it helps you promote your new book 👺👿👹😈👺 4y
whitney do you get a red checkmark by your name? asking for a friend. 4y
shelly awesome ;) 4y
MizDoniaBuding oh no creeeeeeeepy!!! 3y
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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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At various times different book covers are on the wall behind the computer. I rotate them. Right now, it's WATERSHIP DOWN (squeezed in between THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET and TRUE GRIT).

Peterdamien @joe_hill where do you get poster-sized book covers, anyhow? Because I would plaster every available surface with those... 4y
Curley_Bender Astounding book. Finally read it last year on my first visit to London. Finished it over a pint after spending several hours paying respects to George Eliot, Douglas Adams, and others in Highgate Cemetery. 4y
BenMezrich My favorite book for a long, long time! 4y
Orbeck33 One of my absolute favorites. Have read it three times. 4y
joe_hill I wheedle them out of bookstores and publishers. When that fails, I scrounge around on eBay. 4y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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My Advance Reader's Copies came!

Rio_Youers Can't wait for this. So stoked. 4y
xThrashx Stoked. 4y
shelly cool :) 4y
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Matilda Loved it! 4y
MedievalGirl7 Can't wait to read this! 4y
EmilyReadsEverything Beautiful! I got a copy from Netgalley but it's not the same 4y
Beczenbooks Oh wow that's such a great pic and book!! 4y
todd Just got my advanced copy. #nextup 4y
JasonArnopp I'm very much enjoying this book. 4y
TrishBovell Awesome book! Love love love 3y
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Out of Tune | Christopher Golden, Simon R. Green
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Just heard Christopher Golden read his story, "Wendy, Darling," from a collection called OUT OF TUNE. A classic! Amazing, bleak twist on Peter Pan.

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In His Own Write | John Lennon
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February book haul!

Curley_Bender That is a lovely Penguin Deluxe of Middlemarch-they continue to up their game. 4y
Joshsandaker Ooh, I must take notes...several of these going in the stack! That's a very pretty looking Peter Straub hardcover too. 4y
Rio_Youers Very nice. I have Price's THE WANDERERS on my stack. Lookin' forward to digging in. 4y
xThrashx So curious about LOVECRAFT COUNTRY... 4y
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Coloring book! With recommended crayons.

todd Looks like Crayon's "fifty shades of blood" set 4y
Joshsandaker Need 4y
Muggleborn Those are the same colors needed for the game of thrones coloring book. 3y
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Reading is the closest humans can come to having superpowers. Imagining your way into other rooms, other lands, other lives - basically, astral projection.

todd I really like thinking about books this way. 4y
SGJ No other word for it than magic, finally, this whole connecting at a meaningful level with someone hundreds of years away. Or, as a reader, connecting with Cervantes—FEELING what he felt when he wrote it. Amazing. Feels like cheating. 4y
Rio_Youers So true. A good book absorbs you absolutely. It's virtual reality. 4y
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Sometimes it seems like Larry McMurtry casually tosses off one of these life-changing observations about once every ten pages.

SGJ He's one of the best, yep. The Last Picture Show hit me like I think Catcher in the Rye hit others: in a way I still feel. 4y
tkmadden @SGJ same on Last Picture Show 4y
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Black Glass | Karen Joy Fowler
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Today's book haul, part two.

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Midnight Riot | Ben Aaronovitch
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Today's book haul, part one.

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Taking a poll: What female novelists write the best dialogue? Any passionate opinions out there? I flagged Laurie Colwin on this post because she wrote amazing talk. And amazing everything else.

joe_hill Add: I love Elmore Leonard. By whenever people talk about great modern practitioners of dialogue he's the name that always comes up... Leonard or Richard Price. Looking for a little gender balance in the conversation about conversation. 4y
tkmadden Hmmm let me think on this. Grace Paley is incredible with dialogue but she's a story writer, not a novelist. 4y
CherylRussell Really good question--and one I am blanking out on. 🤔😳 I need to think on this one, which is a good thing. 4y
Vlmitchell1 It will sound like I'm pandering, but I think Stephen King. It's like I hear the voices and particular speech cadence of each character. 4y
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Ghosts and Ruins | Ben Catmull
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Best collection of ghost stories in a while, and never mind the whole book is prolly less than a 1,000 words long. Catmull is pretty much the second coming of Edward Gorey.

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A real earthquake of a book. Strangers Drowning examines people who have dedicated themselves to extreme altruism and it's a staggering masterpiece of true life story telling... a deep plunge into the chilliest, darkest waters of ethical living.

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