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leftoverjen

leftoverjen

Joined July 2017

scare me | #HamOnt
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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I absolutely loved this creepy take on the normally cutesy world of sabrina the teenage witch. Plenty of blood and satanism to go around. I can't wait to dive into the other spooky tales in this universe. #sabrinatheteenagewitch #chillingtalesofsabrina #archiecomics #greendale #riverdale #robertoaguirresacasa #roberthack #horror

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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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Bailedbailed

This one takes too long to really get going and I just don't have the time to wait. Besides that, the author's turns of phrase are less wordplay and more pop culture references that will date badly and annoy me. #meddlingkids #edgarcantero #hplovecraft #bailbooks

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Look at this awesome redesigned Penguin classic-esque Call of Cthulhu I found in Indigo 😍😍 so cool! #thecallofcthulhu #hplovecraft #indigo #penguinclassics

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The Night Ocean | Paul La Farge
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My picks for #fivestarpredictions
I feel like I'm cheating with The Night Ocean because I've already read over 100 pages and it's sooooo goood.

Thanks @DebbieGrillo for tagging me.
I nominate @bitterbear and @TheGhastlyGrimoire

Grimscythe Oh goodness! I'll have to think on it after I nap. XD 💜 2y
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The End of the Day | Claire North
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Had to return this one to the library before I could finish it, but what I read was tranquil, thoughtful, and unique. I will definitely be finishing it eventually.

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Bailedbailed

This is my return to the library pile. I had high hopes for Little Heaven after I read The Troop, but found myself avoiding reading altogether rather than sitting down with this one. Maybe one day, I'll be able to finish it. #NickCutter #LittleHeaven #TheTroop #bailbooks

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End of the Day | Claire North
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Library books lead interesting lives #endoftheday #clairenorth #librarybooks #waterdamage

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Mehso-so

I genuinely can't tell if I think the book is meh because of the movie or if it's the other way around #atomicblonde #thecoldestcity #antonyjohnson #samhart #graphicnovels #spy

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Mapping the Interior | Stephen Graham Jones
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"Emotionally raw" only begins to describe this book. It's like a fistful of heartache in plain prose. It's such a unique take on grief, loss, and horror. I definitely recommend this one. #mappingtheinterior #stephengrahamjones #nativeauthors #nativeamericanauthors #horror #family #grief #loss #quickreads

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I liked this autobiography from Buzzfeed Canada's Scaachi Koul. Killer title, killer cover, and truthful and funny life stories on the inside. #onedaywellallbedeadandnoneofthiswillmatter #scaachikoul #autobiography #memoir #lifewriting #canadianauthor #calgary #toronto

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"When Lena Dunham grows her armpit hair, it's a stance [...] When a brown woman does it, it's a mutiny."
Scaachi Koul, taking down white feminism one double-standard at a time. #onedaywellallbedeadandnoneofthiswillmatter #scaachikoul #browngirlmagic #feminism

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It's day 2 of my caffeine detox and I am feeling groggy. Good thing I've got some Nick Cutter weirdness to spook me awake #littleheaven #nickcutter #horror #canadianhorror #western

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Experimental Film | Gemma Files
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There are so many things I love about this book
✔female protagonist who is an imperfect wife/mother
✔obvious devotion to film and film history
✔internal mythology
✔set in Toronto
✔spooky-scary!
#experimentalfilm #gemmafiles #canadianhorror #horror

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Experimental Film | Gemma Files
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"This is where something important happened to me, and since I am the protagonist--not the hero, never that--of this story, it matters that I tell you."

Already very excited to be reading this book #experimentalfilm #gemmafiles

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Rebel Genius | Michael Dante DiMartino
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Mehso-so

It breaks my heart to give this book anything less than a stellar review. As an avid fan of Avatar: the Last Airbender, I wanted this book to be amazing, but unfortunately DiMartino hasn't figured out that less is often more.

By no means is this a bad book. What it is is a debut effort. I will continue to read this series when Warrior Genius comes out and I look forward to watching Mike's writing ability improve.

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Rebel Genius | Michael Dante DiMartino
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The monster who read this before me dog-eared a bunch of these pages #RebelGenius #MichaelDanteDiMartino #italianfantasy #italianhighfantasy #avatarthelastairbender #thelastairbender

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The Troop | Nick Cutter
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Literally (and I mean literally) the scariest book I have ever read. It's also pretty nasty so only venture forth if you have a strong stomach #thetroop #nickcutter #craigdavidson #horror #bodyhorror

Grim_Reader I will have to pick this up 😊 2y
bitterbear Have you read his other one 2y
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leftoverjen @bitterbear Nope, but I've got his newest one on my bookshelf at home waiting for me 2y
bitterbear I haven't read little heaven but the deep was rough (in a good way)... 2y
bitterbear And um knee deep in ordering old horror paperbacks from thriftbooks 😂😂 2y
bitterbear I'm ^ 2y
leftoverjen @bitterbear Man I love Grady Hendrix. Let me know how Paperbacks from Hell is 2y
bitterbear @leftoverjen ITS AWESOME.... I'm almost done... I'm definitely going to buy the book when it comes out... It's non fiction and it's very entertaining. 2y
leftoverjen @bitterbear Thank goodness! I'd hate for his newest to suck lol. Can't wait to pick it up when it comes out 2y
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The Troop | Nick Cutter

I'll be honest, I'm scrolling through Litsy right now because it's 9am and I'm not sure I can handle this book #horror #procrastination #imscaredofthisbook

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The Troop | Nick Cutter
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Curse this blasted typo for tearing me out of the book at a really intense moment! #typos

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Omens: A Cainsville Novel | Kelley Armstrong
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Bailedbailed

I found this one in the Horror section of Indigo and I am very confused how they came to that conclusion. There was ONE scene over 100 pages in that could even be considered horror and it was a dream sequence. Ugh. My boyfriend wants me to keep trying with this one, but no, I can't do it, not even for you sweetie. #kelleyarmstrong #omens #welcometocainsville #urbanfantasy? #nothorror #bailbooks #dnf

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Omens: A Cainsville Novel | Kelley Armstrong

Question: how long do you give a book to "get good"?

I'm considering bailing on this one, but the goodreads reviews keep pushing forward with promises that my patience will pay off.

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Bailedbailed

This one toes the line of "so bad it's good," but when I've got a huge to-read stack? No thank you. Also, Steve, stop describing women as "exotic" or "delights" or as having "tan, oiled breasts [like] two swollen grapefruits." #Meg #anovelofdeepterror #SteveAlten #giantshark #megalodon #bailbooks

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I've never related to an author as much as I relate to Adam Resnick. His complete disdian for people, his fanciful threats of violence, his extremely well-orchestrated last word are all qualities I strive for. #WillNotAttend #AdamResnick #ihatepeople #donttouchme

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Finally! Someone who agrees with me about Robinson Crusoe!

"If the Satanic Bible bored me to tears, Robinson Crusoe caused me to leak spinal fluid. This was a book of such paralyzing dullness that I cursed destiny for allowing Daniel Defoe to survive the Great Plague and all other crap he lived through back in sixteen-whatever-the-fuck-it-was." #WillNotAttend #AdamResnick #livelystories #detachment #isolation #RobinsonCrusoe #DanielDefoe

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"A person doesn't "visit" Disney World; Disney World sucks you into its digestive tract. Like an anaconda swallowing a wild pig."

I can't wait to break this one out next time my boyfriend starts daydreaming about the future.

#willnotattend #adamresnick #livelystories #detachment #isolation #disney #disneyworld

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I'm only halfway through this zany adventure and let me tell you how FUN it is! If you couldn't already tell from this bright pink explosion, that is. #DoomPatrol #GerardWay #NickDerrington #TamraBonvillain #graphicnovels #comicbooks

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I was surprised at how easily I could get through this one. Other books this size or even smaller ones with similar subject matter tend to get bogged down in their literariness, but in The Best Kind of People things happened and they happened often. #ZoeWhittal #theBestKindofPeople #canlit #canadianlitature

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A Life in Parts | Bryan Cranston
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Enjoyed this look into the life and mind of one of my favourite actors #BryanCranston #aLifeinParts

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Look how amazing the new paperback cover for Grady Hendrix's My Best Friend's Exorcism is! 80s nostalgia wowee! 😍😍 I can't get enough of this book. That's why I now own two copies #gradyhendrix #mybestfriendsexorcism #quirkbooks #bookdesign #bookcovers #beautifulbooks

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Bailedbailed

Not that it was bad. It just wasn't what I was expecting because I had no idea it was a follow-up to Catling's The Vorrh. I might start this series over from the beginning in the future. #briancatling #theerstwhile #horror? #bailbooks

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Ring | Koji Suzuki, Robert B. Rohmer, Glynne Walley

Today I learned that the author of the Ring Trilogy, Koji Suzuki, is a respected authority on childrearing. Hmmmmmmm

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