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message 1: by Ginger (last edited Oct 06, 2020 03:41PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ginger | 3419 comments Terry and I are going to finally read this!
It's super shocking that neither of us have gotten to it yet. We will be starting this buddy read on Sunday, October 11th.

Please join us if you would like to read this with us!


Ctgt | 761 comments One of my favorites


Ginger | 3419 comments Ctgt wrote: "One of my favorites"

Glad you liked this one Ctgt!


Terry | 4932 comments I agree, Ginger, I can’t believe neither of us have read this!


Ginger | 3419 comments Terry wrote: "I agree, Ginger, I can’t believe neither of us have read this!"

It's really shocking too because we both like Bradbury.
What the heck?!


Terry | 4932 comments Ginger wrote: "Terry wrote: "I agree, Ginger, I can’t believe neither of us have read this!"

It's really shocking too because we both like Bradbury.
What the heck?!"


Exactly. At least we’re correcting that now!


Vickie (bookfan4ever) Read this not too long ago, so I'll pop in to see the discussion. I liked it and hope you guys do too!


Ginger | 3419 comments Vickie wrote: "Read this not too long ago, so I'll pop in to see the discussion. I liked it and hope you guys do too!"

Awesome and glad you can join! I'm also glad you enjoyed it Vickie!


Renee (elenarenee) I love Bradbury. This is one of his best
Enjoy


Ginger | 3419 comments Renee wrote: "I love Bradbury. This is one of his best
Enjoy"


Awesome and thanks Renee! Me too. I love his books!


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 2258 comments I love this movie and enjoyed the book too! I hope y’all love it 😊🎃🍁🍂


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 2258 comments I did love the movie more though 😳


Ginger | 3419 comments Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "I love this movie and enjoyed the book too! I hope y’all love it 😊🎃🍁🍂"

Thanks Melissa!! I had no idea there was a movie. I'll have to check it out when I finish. :D


Terry | 4932 comments Thanks everyone! I’m sure we’ll enjoy it.


Terry | 4932 comments Ginger wrote: "Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "I love this movie and enjoyed the book too! I hope y’all love it 😊🎃🍁🍂"

Thanks Melissa!! I had no idea there was a movie. I'll have to check it out when I finish. :D"


I’ll admit, I have seen the movie, although it has been a very long time ago. I do remember liking it. I plan on looking it up to watch after we finish reading it.


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 2258 comments Ginger wrote: "Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "I love this movie and enjoyed the book too! I hope y’all love it 😊🎃🍁🍂"

Thanks Melissa!! I had no idea there was a movie. I'll have to check it out when I finish. :D"


Omg!!! I can’t believe you didn’t know! I think I still have the dvd 🤔


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 2258 comments Terry wrote: "Ginger wrote: "Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "I love this movie and enjoyed the book too! I hope y’all love it 😊🎃🍁🍂"

Thanks Melissa!! I had no idea there was a movie. I'll have to check it out..."


Yay, Terry 😊


Terry | 4932 comments Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "Terry wrote: "Ginger wrote: "Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "I love this movie and enjoyed the book too! I hope y’all love it 😊🎃🍁🍂"

Thanks Melissa!! I had no idea there was a movie. I'll have t..."


Thanks, Melissa!


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 2258 comments You’re welcome 😊🎃🍁🍂


Terry | 4932 comments I got started today. Man, nobody else writes like Ray Bradbury, that’s for sure. I like the feel of impending darkness that this one is starting off with.


message 21: by Ginger (last edited Oct 11, 2020 12:05PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ginger | 3419 comments Terry wrote: "I got started today. Man, nobody else writes like Ray Bradbury, that’s for sure. I like the feel of impending darkness that this one is starting off with."

Nice Terry!! I love Ray Bradbury so much and I can't wait to get started on this one.

I'll try and read a bit today, but I'm not sure how much I will read.
I've got the Hawks game tonight so that will eat into my reading time tonight.


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 2258 comments I just love y’all!! I need to read comments that make me feel life is normal and fun 😊💕. Now, if it will quit raining and get back to being cool in the morning, me and dad can get back to hiking the mountain. We got to go twice last week when it was cool. It’s the only time I feel truly happy and calm. But then again, I’m a mountain girl 😊


message 23: by Ginger (last edited Oct 11, 2020 12:16PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ginger | 3419 comments Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "I just love y’all!! I need to read comments that make me feel life is normal and fun 😊💕. Now, if it will quit raining and get back to being cool in the morning, me and dad can get back to hiking th..."

I love hiking! That sounds like a good time and especially spending all that time with your Dad.
You will look back at those memories and love that you did this. I miss my Dad so much and I look back to lots of great moments we had over the years. Enjoy Melissa!

Love you back! xoxoxo


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 2258 comments Ginger wrote: "Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "I just love y’all!! I need to read comments that make me feel life is normal and fun 😊💕. Now, if it will quit raining and get back to being cool in the morning, m..."

Yay!! I’m so glad you love hiking too!! I’m sorry about your dad. I can only imagine. I still have both parents for now. We never know what the days bring us. I miss my grandma and her farm so much. We always had so much fun up there with her and growing up holds so many memories. I mean for years we lived 5 hours away when dad has to move us to get a better job. Then we moved back two and 1/2 hours away when I was in my early 20’s. I used to cry every time we left her house.

Anyway, have to stop because I’m tearing up. Memories are good and sad.

Up on the mountain we hike, I see my favorite trees and see mushrooms and sometimes get to see a friend (Dog) and her owner. It’s just all happy and wonderful. We go more in the winter as I hate the heat but we’ve been gong some this summer. Another reason my phone hates me. I have over 1800 pics I have to delete a bunch. Sooo many are of the trail, I just love looking at them all the time on my phone. Working on keeping just a few hundred 🤣😂

Okay, that was a novella I wrote 😊

❌⭕️❌⭕️


Terry | 4932 comments Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "I just love y’all!! I need to read comments that make me feel life is normal and fun 😊💕. Now, if it will quit raining and get back to being cool in the morning, me and dad can get back to hiking th..."

Thank you Melissa! I hope the weather cooperates as that sounds great. It sounds perfect!


Terry | 4932 comments Ginger wrote: "Terry wrote: "I got started today. Man, nobody else writes like Ray Bradbury, that’s for sure. I like the feel of impending darkness that this one is starting off with."

Nice Terry!! I love Ray Br..."


I had a little extra time this morning, so I was happy to get a good start. Haha, definitely tough to focus on reading when the game is on! I’ll be at my son’s soccer game tonight so I won’t be doing any more reading myself.


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 2258 comments Terry wrote: "Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "I just love y’all!! I need to read comments that make me feel life is normal and fun 😊💕. Now, if it will quit raining and get back to being cool in the morning, m..."

It’s so wonderful. And thank you guys!! Terry, I’m glad you’re enjoying the book so far!! I have it a 3 but I might reread sometime. It’s just because I’ve watched the movie since I was little and I probably had a weird mood day. Although, a three is still good in my rating 😊


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 2258 comments Terry wrote: "Ginger wrote: "Terry wrote: "I got started today. Man, nobody else writes like Ray Bradbury, that’s for sure. I like the feel of impending darkness that this one is starting off with."

Nice Terry!..."


Enjoy the soccer game! 😊


Ginger | 3419 comments Terry wrote: "Ginger wrote: "Terry wrote: "I got started today. Man, nobody else writes like Ray Bradbury, that’s for sure. I like the feel of impending darkness that this one is starting off with."

Nice Terry!..."


I just started. I love his writing so much! It’s been so long since I read a RB book and I’m glad we are getting to this one. It’s a great start so far.
Have fun at soccer!


Ginger | 3419 comments Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "Ginger wrote: "Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "I just love y’all!! I need to read comments that make me feel life is normal and fun 😊💕. Now, if it will quit raining and get back to being cool in..."

I have those same problems! Too many pictures and then I have to delete a lot. 🤣😂
Yeah, memories are the best thing along with pictures with family that has passed away. I hope you have at least a few pictures of your grandma. She sounds awesome! 💕❤️


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 2258 comments Ginger wrote: "Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "Ginger wrote: "Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "I just love y’all!! I need to read comments that make me feel life is normal and fun 😊💕. Now, if it will quit ra..."

Not on my phone home. But in my room and real photo albums 😊


Vickie (bookfan4ever) Glad y'all are liking this so far. Looking forward to your thoughts.

And yes, Mel, enjoy those moments with your parents! It sounds Heavenly!! I lost my dad, too, like Ginger. It's been 19 years, and I still struggle with it. I was 26 and full term with my 2nd son when it happened unexpectedly. So it's bittersweet for me... I love watching my son grow up, but it's also how long I've been without my dad. Sigh...what I wouldn't give to be able to go fishing with him again.


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 2258 comments Vickie wrote: "Glad y'all are liking this so far. Looking forward to your thoughts.

And yes, Mel, enjoy those moments with your parents! It sounds Heavenly!! I lost my dad, too, like Ginger. It's been 19 years,..."


No, I’m so sorry to hear that!! I’m lucky to still have both my parents. I won’t be able to live life without them. They are the only thing besides my dog and one grandmother in assisted living at 93 that keep me going. I have suicidal issues and other things but I keep fighting. But if I outlive them, I’m going with them.

I’m glad you have the great memories. They are wonderful and sad. It’s good you have family too. I’m divorced for years now and never had kids or brothers or sisters. It can make for a sad life. I have one true friend that I talk to and watch shows with every day and a couple of others I’m close to in other ways. Holy crow, that got depressing 😳

Let’s have great memories and as many great days as we can! 😊💕


Vickie (bookfan4ever) Amen!❤🥰❤ And please keep fighting Mel, you have friends here who care about you! I enjoy our conversations and getting to know you, so feel free to message me any time you want/need to talk.

We need more love and kindness these days, so that's an open invitation to any of my GR friends.❤


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 2258 comments You’re super sweet and the same back at you or any friends on here as well 😊💕


message 36: by Ginger (last edited Oct 12, 2020 08:38AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ginger | 3419 comments Vickie wrote: "I lost my dad, too, like Ginger. It's been 19 years, and I still struggle with it. I was 26 and full term with my 2nd son when it happened unexpectedly. So it's bittersweet for me... I love watching my son grow up, but it's also how long I've been without my dad. Sigh...what I wouldn't give to be able to go fishing with him again,..."

I am so sorry Vickie that you lost your Dad at such an early age, especially with having kids. I can imagine that you would want your boys to know your Dad.
I was 32 when Dad died of leukemia and he never met my husband. It's still one of those things that I regret. Devon and I were just together for a year when he got diagnosed. I went down to see him in the hospital thinking he was going to survive cancer and flew back home after a week. Devon didn't fly down with me because he couldn't get off work and we had no idea he would die a month later. My husband just never got a chance to meet him. Crazy times...

It's always good to remember the good times and have lots of pictures. Hopefully we will all get to see our love ones again one day! :D


message 37: by Ginger (last edited Oct 12, 2020 08:42AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ginger | 3419 comments Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "Vickie wrote: "Glad y'all are liking this so far. Looking forward to your thoughts.

And yes, Mel, enjoy those moments with your parents! It sounds Heavenly!! I lost my dad, too, like Ginger. It's..."


Yes Mel!! Hang in there. We are all there for you.

I know what it's like. I've lost my Dad to cancer, my brother to a car accident and my nephew to suicide. If you ever have those thoughts, please send me a DM. I am here for you always.
Depression and suicide are black thoughts and you will just keep spiraling down and down...It's hard to get out of it when you get into this state of mind.

Please hang in there and don't do what my nephew or best friend did in college.
xoxoxo!!


message 38: by Ginger (last edited Oct 12, 2020 08:43AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ginger | 3419 comments Boy, all of our comments were heavy but that's good! We are all here for each other even if it's a keyboard away. :D
Don't forget that everyone! Hope you all have a great day and I'm so glad I've made such awesome friends on here. xoxoxo


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 2258 comments Yes, we all got really heavy!! I’m so sorry for each of your family, Ginger! Life isn’t fair and we will all see each other again someday!!

Thank you about the DM, I might take you up on that sometime!

Love to you, Vickie, Terry and whoever stumbles onto the thread

Mel XOXO ❌⭕️❌⭕️


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 2258 comments Here! And let’s get happy 😊




Terry | 4932 comments Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "Here! And let’s get happy 😊

"


Thanks for the happy post, Melissa! I’ll echo what everyone is saying, you all are important to me as friends and I’m always here to talk (or just listen) as well. We can all lean on each other.


Ginger | 3419 comments Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ wrote: "Yes, we all got really heavy!! I’m so sorry for each of your family, Ginger! Life isn’t fair and we will all see each other again someday!!"

Thank you Mel! xoxoxo


Ginger | 3419 comments Terry wrote: "Thanks for the happy post, Melissa! I’ll echo what everyone is saying, you all are important to me as friends and I’m always here to talk (or just listen) as well. We can all lean on each other."

I feel the same!


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 2258 comments You’re welcome ❌⭕️❌⭕️


Vickie (bookfan4ever) Love it guys! You're all the best!❤❌⭕❤


Ginger | 3419 comments Got to the start of Ch 15 last night. Really enjoying the beautiful writing!
I'm looking forward to finding out what this carnival is all about. :D




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P.J. Mordant (pollyjay) | 8 comments Ray Bradbury had a thing for fairs and circuses. Anyone read his short story "The Dwarf"? disturbing. SWTWC is almost of a precursor to King - the concentration on the kids' friendship, weirdness and influence of the carnies, etc. A middle western classic.


message 49: by Ginger (last edited Oct 13, 2020 03:20PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ginger | 3419 comments P.J.Mordant wrote: "Ray Bradbury had a thing for fairs and circuses. Anyone read his short story "The Dwarf"? disturbing. SWTWC is almost of a precursor to King - the concentration on the kids' friendship, weirdness a..."

Yes! I read that short story in The October Country and really liked that one. Thanks for the reminder P.J.!
And you are right. He can see how he would influence King stories about growing up and tackling evil! :D LOL!


Terry | 4932 comments Ginger wrote: "Got to the start of Ch 15 last night. Really enjoying the beautiful writing!
I'm looking forward to finding out what this carnival is all about. :D

"


I love that picture, Ginger! Fits well it seems. I’m at the same spot, looking forward to the same thing.


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