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Blood of Elves | Andrzej Sapkowski

“‘I‘m not mocking anything,‘ protested the dwarf. ‘I don‘t doubt the existence of the gods, but it annoys me when someone drags them into earthly matters and tries to pull the wool over my eyes using the prophecies of some crazy elf.‘”

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Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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So I‘m reading the series and my fiancé has read the books and told me there‘s an asterisk at the end of one of the stories, so of course I had to message him about it once I found it. I blocked out the spoiler!

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“He felt her hair, smelling of lilac and gooseberries, brush his face and he suddenly knew that he‘d never forget that scent, that soft touch, knew that he‘d never be able to compare it to any other scent or touch. Yennefer kissed him and he understood that he‘d never desire any lips other than hers, so soft and moist, sweet with lipstick. He knew that, from that moment, only she would exist.”

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“…I‘d ride up to village enclosures or town pickets and wait. If they spat, cursed and threw stones, I rode away. If someone came out to give me a commission, I‘d carry it out.”

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Just started this book. A perfect way to start the day.

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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I really liked this book. I have a huge fascination with Ancient Greece and Greek mythology and this book really brought so much to life and incorporated so much. Highly recommend for any history nerd or Greek mythology buff!

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Stolen Tongues | Felix Blackwell
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Okay, y‘all. This book? This is the first book I‘ve read in a long time that has actually creeped me out. Felix Blackwell caused me to be drawn into such a trance with this that there were times I forgot that I was just reading and not standing with his characters, hearing the sounds they did, seeing what they did. If you love good, creepy books, get this book. It‘s a super quick read but oh my gods. SO. GOOD.

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Stolen Tongues | Felix Blackwell
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This book has me absolutely enthralled right now!

TheNeverendingTBR I really liked this too 4mo
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Stolen Tongues | Felix Blackwell
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Perfect way to start reading this is with the original Evil Dead on in the background.

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I absolutely love this series. It‘s a lovely, rainy day. So time to curl up and re-read this one.

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Anno Dracula | Kim Newman
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I personally love these books. Kim Newman is one of my favorite newer authors and his use of characters in history and pop culture is just fantastic.

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A Quiet Madness | John Isaac Jones
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I‘m a huge poe fan and have read nearly everything about him. This book is awful. It reads like a fan fiction, nothing seems historically accurate, and they don‘t even MENTION Poe‘s sister, Rosalie.

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I LOVED this book!! I‘ve always really liked Newman‘s writing and I had no idea what to really expect with this one but it was just constant turns!!

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Lust Killer | Ann Rule
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I love Anne Rule‘s writing; I first read her book about Bundy and just loved how she wrote. She writes very straightforward and keeps to the facts. I can‘t wait to read even more of her work.

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A pearl is a lie you can roll between your teeth.

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My Autobiography | Charlie Chaplin
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I adore this book. I read it every spring and it‘s just amazing. I‘ve always been a huge chaplin fan and i read something new every time.

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Amazing introduction to who Maila was. It‘s written by her niece and does not have the bias that many familial biographies do. She is very honest about how wonderful and loving Maila could be but also how difficult she could be. I definitely recommend.

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I sang when all I really wanted to do was cry. There was a whole world out there of which I was not a part. And as long as I volunteered to stay here, the hellishness would continue unabated.

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Frankenstein | Mary Shelly
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I‘m much more of a vampire fan truly, but this definitely read better than ‘Dracula‘. The storyline was far better and the plot moved much faster. Victor makes you want to punch him and the creature is beautifully sympathetic (usually). Absolutely loved it.

TheNeverendingTBR Agreed! 👌 1y
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Frankenstein | Mary Shelly

It is so long before the mind can persuade itself that they, whom we saw every day, and whose very existence appeared a part of our own, can have departed forever-that the brightness of a beloved eye can have been extinguished, and the sound of a voice so familiar and dear to the ear can be hushed, never more to be heard.”

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I absolutely love this book. It‘s honest and heartfelt, but it also remains unbiased. I read a book previously about Boris Karloff that seemed way too infatuated with him, but this book talks about Lugosi‘s successes and also his failure, personal and professional. My heart breaks about Lugosi, Jr.‘s treatment of his father‘s legacy after he died. But I was and always will be a devout Lugosi fangirl.

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On Quiet Nights | Till Lindemann
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An amazing mixture between the beautiful poetry he composed and the gross but hilarious humor in his music.

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....Horror, to me, is learning that you cannot influence your destiny. Horror, to me, I‘d the reptilian sting of the knowledge of my own stupidity, my own lack of foresight, my belief that because I had always worked, I would always work.

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Karloff | Peter Underwood
Mehso-so

Some of it is attributed to the editing I‘m sure, but Underwood‘s writing seems very back and forth in time and occasionally confusing. His profuse praise for Karloff takes away some of the legitimacy of the writing; I personally prefer biographies that are neutral and unbiased. Overall it is a good piece to learn about Karloff, but not very professional.

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Karloff | Peter Underwood

The vivid imagination with which a child is gifted is far more receptive to the ingredients in these pictures than the adult imagination which merely finds them artificial. Because they have vivid imaginations we must not underestimate children...they know far more than we think they do.

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Karloff | Peter Underwood

I‘m about halfway through the book. It feels a little unprofessional; it‘s a very biased biography that almost worships Karloff. I prefer reading biographies that are direct and unbiased so this feels odd and hails Karloff as if he were the only horror acting force out there in the 30s. We‘ll see how the other half proceeds.

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Karloff | Peter Underwood

...when I am asked if these films are harmful to children, my answer is always the same: so Grimms‘ fairytales do any harm to children? I never heard of fairytale books being used in evidence in a juvenile delinquency court!

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Karloff | Peter Underwood

(Boris described himself in his youth as) a nuisance who didn‘t have any brains and didn‘t do any work and was always getting into trouble of one sort and another.

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Bela Lugosi in Person | Gary D. Rhodes, William M. Kaffenberger Jr.
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Overall it was interesting. It‘s hard finding biographies on Béla nowadays. I give it a so-so because it‘s more about his stage appearances and sometimes gets off topic and talks more about history in general. A good read about his live appearances, lots of good pictures.

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Bela Lugosi in Person | Gary D. Rhodes, William M. Kaffenberger Jr.
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Someone is helping me along in my reading...in his own way.

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This book was amazing. I‘ve always been interested in TC, Bundy in particular, and Liz does an incredible job of putting you in her position. You don‘t want to think Ted did these things, you have to remind yourself he did. Molly‘s epilogue is fascinating. She tells funny stories of who Ted was as a father figure and then rips you to reality like she was. Completely recommend.

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You see yourself withdrawing from people, afraid to establish friendships, loveships (?). I have known people who without saying a word, radiate vulnerability. Their facial expressions say “I am afraid of you.” These people invite abuse. I don‘t know why but they do. Is it their self-concept? By expecting to be hurt fo they subtly encourage it? And if some mental switch could be thrown and tomorrow they expected to be happy..could that happen too?

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Bela Lugosi in Person | Gary D. Rhodes, William M. Kaffenberger Jr.
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Hopefully the photo shows up, but why not ring in a new book with new nails!

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My boyfriend got me this book as a late Christmas gift and I‘ll be honest, at first I was annoyed with the writing style. Lack of punctuation and almost Stephen King type descriptions it felt long winded, but it was absolutely a page turner. Small details that are used later and descriptions that haunt. I loved it.

TheNeverendingTBR Best book I read last year, such brilliance 2y
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This book debunks everything to do with HH Holmes and how he wasn‘t the killer people painted him to be, just a swindler!

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The Most Dangerous Animal of All | Gary L. Stewart, Susan D. Mustafa
Mehso-so

I agree with what others have said in regards to this book. It‘s all very compelling but it seems also fantastic in some ways, putting a square peg in a round hole in some cases.

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Robin | Dave Itzkoff
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I absolutely loved this book. I‘m a huge Robin Williams fan and this book outlines who he was as a performer and as a human being. It gives his faults and his gifts in a beautiful light. If you‘re a Robin fan, definitely give this a read.

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My boyfriend and I did a book exchange for a late Christmas thing. It was to be a book that either we love or we knew they‘d love and this was what he chose for me. I can‘t wait to start dreading it !

TheNeverendingTBR The best book I read last year! ❤ 2y
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All my life I‘ve been a Béla Lugosi fan, but a friend of mine got me this book and I LOVED it. It makes me sad not many of his films survive but now I want to watch all of the ones that do. I have an intense respect for Chaney after reading Blake‘s book.

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Mehso-so

An easy read and good intro for people looking into history of persecution of witches. No real info about actual witchcraft per se but overall not bad. What gives it a so-so rating for me is that, perhaps it was the editors, but there were a lot of grammatical and spelling errors throughout that drove me mad.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 #litsywelcomewagon 2y
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