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October: The Story of the Russian Revolution
October: The Story of the Russian Revolution | China Miville
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October was a good month! 👻 Calypso, Frankenstein, and Lord of the Flies were rereads and all (still) 5 stars. Elton John‘s autobiography was also 5 stars!

#octoberreads #octoberwrapup

Megabooks I just ordered Sir Elton‘s book today! 1w
britt_brooke @Megabooks I think you‘ll love it, too! 1w
HeatherBookNerd I loved Calypso too 1w
britt_brooke @HeatherBookNerd I love Sedaris! 💚 1w
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My October reads (a few days late 😅). I read only two books in September, so the other twelve are from October. I‘ve officially read 110 books for the year! #monthlystats #monthlyreads #octoberstats

rwmg Some great books there 1w
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#OctoberWrapUp #OctoberStats #OctoberReads
#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

A great month of reading!
Total: 11
Female Authors: 3
POC: 1
Graphic Novel: 1
Short Stories: 2
Witches: 3
King: 2
Faves: Jaws, Witches Sluts Feminists, The Shining

4thhouseontheleft That‘s a great stack of reads for the month! 2w
AmyG Great books! 2w
suvata Spooky 2w
thebluestocking Looks like you had an eerie month! 💙 2w
britt_brooke Spooky month! 👏🏻 1w
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Hope it‘s not too late for my #scarathlon wrap-up for #teamslaughter! 1: 21 books read. 2. Wayward Son was my favorite with The Flatshare a close second. 3. Hocus Pocus! 4. Favorite games were the ones to write scary book titles 5. I handed out candy and watched The Craft while my husband took the kids trick or treating.

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October wrap up!!

WanderingBookaneer Way to go, KimPo! 1w
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What a fabulous month! I read some PHENOMENAL books in October. While I highlight the 5-star reads below, the majority of the others earned 4 stars for me. I‘m definitely looking forward to November! ⠀

Some stats...⠀

🌟 27 Books Read 🌟⠀

19 Fiction⠀
8 Nonfiction⠀
5 Audiobooks⠀
1 Graphic Novel⠀
1 Novella⠀
3 Young Adult⠀
4 Middle Grade⠀

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UnabridgedPod 🌟 5-Star Reads This Month 🌟⠀
Ann Patchett‘s The Dutch House⠀
Jesmyn Ward‘s Men We Reaped⠀
Alix E. Harrow‘s The Ten Thousand Doors of January⠀
Lisa Taddeo‘s Three Women⠀
Rainbow Rowell‘s Eleanor and Park
lele1432 Wow that's a great month! 2w
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Cinfhen Fabulous month 🙌🏻♥️📚 2w
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October‘s books.
Favorites: Know My Name, If Beale Street Could Talk, Shortest Way Home (this was a reread, I‘d read it in February but decided I needed to hear the audiobook).
Didn‘t love: How to Read The Air. If Only I Could Tell You.
Books that I‘m sure are good but just didn‘t work for me. 😋: watchmen, On Earth We‘re Briefly Gorgeous.

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I know I‘m a few days late, but here are some photo challenges for the month.🎃
#SoaringScores @CrowCAH @Cinfhen
#FallisBooked @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620
#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
#Spooktober @Eggs

Also don‘t forget about #PoetryMatters by @TheSpineView
And #QuotsyOct19 by @TK-421

Eggs Thanks for the tag 🏷😘🤗👏🏻 1mo
TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 😊 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for sharing 🖤🧡🖤🧡 1mo
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TK-421 Thanks for the tag! 😊 1mo
4thhouseontheleft 🧡🖤👻🎃 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Thanks for sharing! 😊 1mo
CrowCAH Thank you thank you for sharing Soaring Scores Challenge!!! 1mo
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I ‘think‘ this is my #scarathlon (+ #screamathon!) TBR and suitably fits a lot of the prompts for the challenges; I have some backups too. My favorite season for reading 🎃

Almost done with my first book 💀
Does this photo count as a point?! @Clwojick

Clwojick It sure does! 🙌🏻😈👻 1mo
kamoorephoto Okay, I‘ll keep track of it here: +1 1mo
RainyDayReading I‘m reading Monster She Wrote right now and loving it! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Great stack! 1mo
Gissy They seem so interesting! 1mo
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And even more October challenges! #poetrymatters #quotsyoct19

TheSpineView Thanks for reposting! 😊 1mo
TK-421 Thanks for sharing! 1mo
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I have a feeling October is going to be a good reading month. Here's to a month of 5 stars reads! 🥂

Scochrane26 Pretty sure I have too many books in my list thanks to participating in litsy events, but I‘ll see if I can get to them all. 😁 1mo
TheSpineView 😊 1mo
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The fun begins on October 1st! Make sure to tag your hosts, and have fun with it! Can‘t wait to see what y‘all come up with. 👻🖤☠️

#ChillingPhotoChallenge #Scarathlon
@TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick

xxjenadanxx So for the photos, do they all have to be book related or can I post cool cemetery pics? 🤣 1mo
Stacypatrice Woot woot!! 1mo
Caroline2 Exciting!! 👏 1mo
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Caroline2 @xxjenadanxx 😆 Brilliant idea!!!! 1mo
Clwojick @xxjenadanxx if you don‘t have a book that matched the prompts, you can definitely post a picture of something else that fits the daily prompt! Can‘t wait to see what you come up with. ♥️🖤 1mo
SomedayAlmost Started today! 🎃 1mo
Clwojick @TheBookDream post a picture of a book that matches the daily prompt, and use the team hashtag, and tag me for 1 point. 1mo
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The countdown is on! #Scarathlon officially starts in just 24hours, and I‘ve got so many great reads, and movies planned. Here‘s a reminder of all the events we‘ve got planned for the month of October. Cheers- it‘s going to be brilliant!


TheReadingMermaid YAAAASSS GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!! 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃 1mo
Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid I can‘t believe it‘s almost here!!!! We‘ve been planning since May! 😅😂 1mo
TheReadingMermaid IKR???? 1mo
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#TeamSlaughter FTW for #scarathlon in October. Get ready y'all, we got things to do, points to earn!


Clwojick We‘re going to crush this!!!! 2mo
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There's still time to join a #Scarathlon team! The thrilling fun starts on October 1st and runs through the whole month. Check out the links below for more information, as well as for the sign up form. ☠

#Scarathlon Form to join: https://forms.gle/B8FSr1mHpBJdhNVB6

More info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AA4kU4ayO2XKXL-5foZLDou72OYL9UIDIfQnhbZytOg

maleahrae I just filled out the form if it's not too late! 2mo
Clwojick @maleahrae Not too late at all! ♥️ Keep your eyes open for a tag over the next few days to let you know what team you‘re in. 2mo
Clwojick @Kimberlone ⬆️⬆️⬆️ click on the “more info” link for a more descriptive layout of the event. ♥️ 2mo
Kimberlone @Clwojick thank you! 2mo
maleahrae @Clwojick Thank you! 2mo
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Oh gosh @Avanders this is an Amazing package!!!! I am so excited for my #stacationintime #sit to Russia! Everything is perfect. You did such a cool job with the theme. The composition book is hilarious, the map is sooo cool, the candle smells great. The chocolate will be eaten shortly and I am super excited about these books! Also impressed you chose one I was reading!!!

Chrissyreadit Wow! 🥰❤️😍👏🙌🎉 3mo
Avanders Yay!! 👏🏽👏🏽 I‘m glad you like your trip through 1900-1918 (ish) Russia 😁 Also, let me know what your replacement choice is... or I can just pick something 😉 3mo
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So far this book is brilliant. If someone would have told me I would find myself emotionally enveloped in a telling of the Russian Revolution, I'd have said that person was mad. That being said, this is one of my favorite authors telling the story, so perhaps I shouldn't be so surprised. To say I am deeply mystified by its unique narrative is an understatement.

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I really want to start watching The Last Czars on Netflix, but I also really want to finish reading this first! Agonizing decisions! 😉 #currentlyreading #netflix #thelastczars

Julsmarshall I‘m watching #thelastczars It is so good! 4mo
Andrea313 @Julsmarshall I broke down and watched it before I finished reading. Loved every bit of it! 4mo
Lauraandherbooks I‘m watching the first episode right now!! 4mo
Andrea313 @Lauraandherbooks I hope you love it! I sure did. 4mo
Lauraandherbooks @andrra313 I look forward to reading it !! 4mo
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A sparse collection of books that are coming with me to the new place.

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LibrarianRyan Love that cover. 5mo
Cinfhen This book has always captured my interest 5mo
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It's a little late but here's my #OctoberWrapUp !

Stoner, 278p - 3 ⭐
Broken Things, 408p - 5 ⭐
The Proposal, 336p - 5 ⭐
When The Moon Was Ours, 288p - 3 ⭐
Over Raging Tides (ebook), 239p - 5 ⭐
The Darkest Star, 368p - 5 ⭐
Dear Fahrenheit 451, 244p - 5 ⭐
American Psycho, 399p - 4 ⭐
Meddling Kids, 322p - 5 ⭐

2,882 total pages read! Not too shabby.

#October #OctoberBookWrap #monthlywrapup

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Finished 8 books in October. A few chunkers. Two 5 star ratings for The Way of Kings and Muse of Nightmares, which makes up for a couple mediocre reads.

MyBookSwapClub Beautiful covers :) 12mo
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Not such a good month for number of books but a decent number of pages. Hoped to finish my current read in time too but not quite

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October was a great month—definitely up from last month‘s totals! It helped that I had a little over 2/3 of Les Mis already complete. #OctoberStats #OctoberWrapup

🔪 Mystery—2

🎧=2 📖=3 🖥=4


Lowest rated: Halloween Party and Beneath the Sugar Sky, but both were still 3-star reads. Everything else I enjoyed very much in very different ways!

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Read some great books during October think it's pretty obvious I'm reading two different series haha

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9 books read for the month of October.. Not too bad in my opinion! Check out my blog for a little more information on the books I read this month 😊

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#October was a good reading month! These four were my #favorites. Total read 15 😊


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October reads!

Total: 8📚
Faves: ⭐️ A Conjuring of Light
⭐️A Darker Shade of Magic

Least fave: Legendary 📚

Not the best month for me reading wise! But we were in the middle of moving ;) #octoberwrapup

BooknerdsLife Love the Darker Shades of Magic series! 12mo
KatieCarpenter @BooknerdsLife it was very good! 12mo
BooknerdsLife @KatieCarpenter Agree 🤗 Love her other series too. 12mo
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My October reads.

Liatrek Awesome list of reads! I can‘t wait to read Pride 😊 12mo
Lcsmcat Those are some great books! 12mo
Wife Which one was your favorite?🌹 12mo
moarbookspleaze @Wife I really enjoyed Pride and Rebecca. 12mo
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40 hours, 57 minutes
2,193 pages

Year to date:
#mounttbr: 35
#1001books: 22
#192019challenge: 31
DNF: 5

Andrew65 Well done! 👏 12mo
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18 books total, 17 written by females, all fiction, all ebooks
Some of my favorites are pictured above!

CouronneDhiver Ooo- I loved The Singer‘s Gun too 👍🏽 12mo
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#MonthlyRunDown #October #OctoberStats

Books read: 10
DNF: 1
YTD Total: 86

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October #BookishBingo results: 13/24

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I -might- finish another book tonight while sitting in the living room waiting around on the off chance that some kids knock on the door, but for now...
-The Cuckoo‘s Calling (Galbraith)
-The Witch Elm (French)
-Too Big to Miss (Jaffarian)
-Hike Maryland (Mackay)
-Believe Me (Fea)
-Lucy (Kincaid)

Crazeedi Beautiful view! 12mo
gradcat Where is that? 12mo
Susanita @Crazeedi @gradcat Wilmington DE Hagley Museum 12mo
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26 Books for October! 150 total for the year. Lots of good ones this month!
Favorites: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, Educated, The Upside of Unrequited, The Travelling Cat Chronicles.
Non-faves: Girl Wash Your Face, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Luckiest Girl Alive.
A record high 12 audiobooks this month.
3 ebooks
11 print.

gradcat Big congratulations 🎉! 12mo
BarbaraBB Wow, so much! And some great ones among them! 12mo
MelissaSue81 Tallied up my ratings too! It was a GREAT month rating wise. ⭐️ - 1 ⭐️ ⭐️- 5 ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️- 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - 11! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - 5 (edited) 12mo
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No books stood out as worthy of Book Of The Month status this month

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Going to try this #BookishBingo challenge for October. It says to read at least four, but I'm pretty sure I can do better than that.

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Happy October y‘all.... the best month of the year!!! 🍎🎃🍁

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My favorite part of the year. I will attempt two photo challenges!🎃👻💀

Robothugs Yay! 👻 Join in at any point during the month! 😄 13mo
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing 🧡🖤🧡 13mo
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All of these books will be reviewed on my blog during October.

Thank you to all the publishers and authors for these fabulous books.

The Girl From Berlin - 10/8

The Clockmaker's Daughter - 10/9

The Fallen Architect - 10/10

Bedside Manners - 10/14

The House of Gold - 10/22

The Rain Watcher - 10/23

Lies We Told - 10/24

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Very curious about The House of Gold! 14mo
SilversReviews @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It was very interesting, but a bit too long. I featured an excerpt about the book last week. Please look at my profile to find it. Thanks for commenting. 14mo
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Robothugs Thank you for the repost!! 😄🖤 14mo
SilversReviews @Robothugs ❤️ 😊 14mo
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing 💕💕💕 14mo
SilversReviews @Cinfhen ♥️😊 14mo
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Even though it was 100 degrees today I want to get cozy for the season. This is my October tbr. Any sugestions on where to start? The tea is the Anise in Wonderland, a cinnamon roobis tea with anise stars. It is very good. I added rock sugar but honey makes it too sweet.

Mrsann2000 Looks like a great stack!! 14mo
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I did think this book was well written, it was engaging as far as history books on this topic go but even though I try to care about it I‘ve just never read a book about the Russian revolution that jumped off the page at all. Maybe I should just stop trying to force myself to read about it 🤷‍♀️

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This is definitely well written and I know the Russian revolution is important but it‘s honestly hard for me to enjoy a book about a topic I just don‘t find very interesting

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I‘m not sure what it is about Russian history that fascinates me so much, but I love reading about it. This was a very good account.