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The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures
The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures | Aaron Mahnke
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A fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide to the monsters that are part of our collective psyche, featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, soon to be an online streaming series. They live in shadowsdeep in the forest, late in the night, in the dark recesses of our minds. Theyre spoken of in stories and superstitions, relics of an unenlightened age, old wives tales, passed down through generations. Yet no matter how wary and jaded we have become, as individuals or as a society, a part of us remains vulnerable to them: werewolves and wendigos, poltergeists and vampires, angry elves and vengeful spirits. In this beautifully illustrated volume, the host of the hit podcast Lore serves as a guide on a fascinating journey through the history of these terrifying creatures, exploring not only the legends but what they tell us about ourselves. Aaron Mahnke invites us to the desolate Pine Barrens of New Jersey, where the notorious winged, red-eyed Jersey Devil dwells. He delves into harrowing accounts of cannibalismsome officially documented, others the stuff of speculation . . . perhaps. He visits the dimly lit rooms where sances take place, the European villages where gremlins make mischief, even Key West, Florida, home of a haunted doll named Robert. In a world of emotional vampires and zombie malls, the monsters of folklore have become both a part of our language and a part of our collective psyche. Whether these beasts and bogeymen are real or just a reflection of our primal fears, we know, on some level, that not every mystery has been explained and that the unknown still holds the power to strike fear deep in our hearts and souls. As Aaron Mahnke reminds us, sometimes the truth is even scarier than the lore. Praise for the Lore podcast Truth can often be much scarier than fictionsomething Mahnke proves as he dives deep into the world of folklore and the darker side of history in a quest to root out the fragment of truth at the bottom of our fears.Entertainment Weekly Unlike so much horror that needs over-the-top viscera to scare you, this podcast leans on historyfolklore, myth, the stuff people once thought was trueto tell its tales.The Atlantic Narrated by Mahnke in a style that evokes spooky campfire stories, Lore is a history lesson like no other.Esquire
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NatalieR
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Admittedly, I am late to The World of Lore by Aaron Mahnke. I really don‘t even have a good excuse, especially since I love stories about unexplained things that go bump in the night. Well, at least I finally entered this strange world of creepy creatures, objects, and events. And I‘m so glad I made it. See https://abookandadog.com where I share my related experiences with some of the stories. #MountTBR

AshleyHoss820 Better late than never, as they say! Enjoy! It‘s so well done! ☺️ 2w
NatalieR @AshleyHoss820 Thanks! 😊👻 2w
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alisiakae
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I love it!! Although I don‘t know who sent it? I think you forgot to identify yourself! That mug is everything, I am going to use it immediately! Looking forward to the treats, and the books! Ironically, I also sent one of these books to my swap partner! The socks are adorable, I will probably lose them to Maya, she steals from my sock drawer all the time. 😜

Thank you so much! #allhallowsreadswap

bibliobard OMG I did the audio of Heart Shaped Box — it was good! 11mo
FantasyChick Love that mug! 11mo
MommyOfTwo It‘s from me! Did I not sign the card? 11mo
alisiakae @MommyOfTwo the card is unsigned 🤣 which is something I would do! I love everything, thank you so much! 11mo
MommyOfTwo You‘re welcome! 11mo
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BookishMadHatter
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H.P. Lovecraft: "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."
#wisewords #hewasontosomething

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BookishMadHatter
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Darn gremlins ....

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BookishMadHatter
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Great way to pass a few idle work minutes

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BookishMadHatter
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I love this title page illustration

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BookishMadHatter
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Starting this one during a lull at work tonight
#librarian #sneakingpages

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Jen_Reads
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I‘ve been enjoying the podcast so much that I got the book on audible.

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VeryLazyDaisy
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Reading in the rain is a terrific luxury

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cleoh
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I apparently just stopped listening to this podcast in the summer of 2018 (who knows why), but that means I have many episodes to get caught up on while packing today!

Aloisi_tribe I love Lore. It‘s one of my go-to, comfort podcasts. I put it on at night when I can‘t sleep. 3y
sudi I love this podcast 3y
cleoh @sudi @Aloisi_tribe it‘s so good! I can‘t remember for the life of me why I stopped listening 3y
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Becca.in.a.book
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Scary weather is perfect for listening to creepy stories. 😥😬 #lore #rain #aaronmahnke #spooky

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Juliwyant

Just finished this audio book. Big fan of the podcast, so Zi loved it! Basically just monster-related stories from earlier seasons of the Lore podcast....but was fun to hear them again!

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Juliwyant
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Listening to the audio book version today while cleaning the house, doing laundry, etc. I love Aaron Manhke's Lore podcast...so fun to revisit some of the stories he told in the past.

Scochrane26 My friend loves this podcast, too. 3y
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PathfinderNicole
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There‘s a skeleton breaking out of its #coffin on the cover of this Lore book! I read this one last year because Lore is seriously my favorite podcast of all time and I‘m hoping to read the other two in the series this month! #scarathon #chillingphotochallenge #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

Linsy Love this! ♥️ 3y
BeansPage I have got to get my hands on this series! 🧟‍♀️ 3y
PathfinderNicole @TheReadingMermaid it‘s so good! I really enjoyed the TV show too and am kind of bummed they aren‘t doing a new season for Halloween this year. 3y
BeansPage Me too 😞 3y
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kitkatdallibooks
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Book swirl! These are all books on my TBR list. Have any of you read any of these?

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StellaDz
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Here‘s the thing: this is the podcast in written form. Obviously I would say listen to Mahnke tell the stories because he‘s amazing. But if you do like I did, and caught up on 100+ episodes really quickly, reading them again is nice. Quick horror stories covering vampires, werewolves, hauntings, creatures such as Mothman, and even Annabelle... what‘s not to love?

Only downside? I wish there were more drawings, because they are gorgeous.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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StellaDz
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Vampire hunters in Bulgaria are born into the tradition, but only on specific days. Sometimes superstition and lore make sense... sometimes they seem too random. 😳 #currentlyreading

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StellaDz
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Picking up this book today! I love Mahnke‘s podcasts (one of the same name) and this book is gorgeous inside!

Also, unplanned matching with book 😉

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Jovy
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I would not have picked this up if not for the #Booked2019 #relatedtoapodcast prompt but I'm glad I did! Very fascinating background on how urban legends came to be. The stories towards the end really gave me the chills so I ended up finishing this in broad daylight. 😅

Cinfhen Ha!! I may try this for #pop19 #mysticalcreatures 4y
Jovy @Cinfhen 👍🏼 4y
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BookwormAHN
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I really enjoyed this book. I love folklore and monsters. Some of the stories I was familiar with but a lot them I hadn't heard of. I admit I still haven't heard the podcast this book was written from, but I did watch the Amazon series. As usual the book was better. The series was entertaining though 👹
#booked2019 #relatedtoapodcast @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Glad to hear it‘s a pick because another reader thought it was a dry read. 4y
SmartSassery I've been wondering about these. 💜 4y
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Victoriahoperose
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Mehso-so

This was good. Very well researched, but the writing was a bit dry and disjointed. Not bad, but I‘m not rushing to get the next book. #booked2019 #basedonapodcast

Cinfhen I was thinking of using it for #pop19 but I‘m not running to read it so fast. Thanks for the honest feedback 4y
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Nessavamusic
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I enjoyed this transcript of some of the podcasts. I love urban legends and paranormal everything. Not that I‘m a believer... #horror #podcast

Weaponxgirl I love all that stuff too and I love the lore podcast as he tends to be able to keep the creepy feeling without sounding like a nutter who believes every paranormal thing in the world must be true. 4y
Nessavamusic Yes it‘s the right balance of reasonable doubt with an open mind. 4y
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Nessavamusic
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Good morning fellow readathoners! Working to finish my #audiobook Rose Daughter and switching off to the print transcript of a Lore podcast. On the path to maybe getting there today! #24in48 #24B4Monday
@24in48 @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great time, well done. 👏👏👏 4y
BeansPage Woop woop 🤘🏻 4y
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LaraReads
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Pretty interesting listen! We‘ll have to see what sort of dreams this conjures up over the next few days! 🧛🏻‍♂️👺☠️ It‘s very telling how much fear and the unknown drive a lot of our folklore & lead us to do some crazy things! Dun, dun, dun...

#readharder #readharder2019 #task15 #booked2019 #relatedtoapodcast

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Jadams1776
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I‘ve been a fan of Aaron Mahnke‘s podcast Lore for a long time. Though some of these chapters seem to be word for word from the podcast, I did enjoy reading them. The illustrations by M.S. Corley also add something special.

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RebeccaRoo7
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My fiancé knew just what I wanted for Christmas. Any man who will buy you books is a man to keep. I love the Lore Podcast and TV show. Now I am the owner of the beautiful books! Can't wait to get into these. #theworldoflore #fact #fiction #monstrouscreatures #wickedmortals #dreadfulplaces #bookmas

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PirateJenny
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This was a fun book. Shortish anecdotes and stories much like the podcast (which I love). If you enjoy spooky stories, even if you know these stories, this is a fun read

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esurient
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Dun dun DUN!

A pick, but I would have been just as happy to have found this series in the library. I'm not jiving with the conversational tone of the writing, which I understand replicates the tone of the original podcast.

This one was a neat read, but I cut my eyeteeth on those dusty old Enchanted World volumes and they're still tops to me.

esurient The Enchanted World series, Vol 6: 4y
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esurient
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Aaahh this whole trilogy has had a price cut to $2 each AND I had wanted to read it! #buy #pricedrop

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LauraJ
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Love the podcast? Then you‘ll love the audiobook! But you‘ll be missing out on all the wonderful illustrations in the print version. Buy the book and read it (with Mahnke‘s voice in your head).

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chrissy.ww
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The art in this book is super fun and quirky - perfect for the tone of this book!
#lore #theworldoflore #monstrouscreatures #funart

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chrissy.ww
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That is insane!!! #lore

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chrissy.ww
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Aaron Mahnke has the best turn of phrase #lore

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chrissy.ww
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That art though ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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chrissy.ww
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I‘m so excited to be finally reading these.
I adore Lore, and I am already reading these in the glorious Aaron Mahnke‘s voice, with beautiful music playin in my head 🎧 🎵

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BookwormAHN
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Thank you so much @BlameJennyJane I love everything so much. I can't waite to read the books. I love Pinhead he so cute. The socks look really cozy. I love all the candy. And Carrie is going to look great next to Pennywise and Jack Torrence. Also love the packaging 🧡🎃🧡🎃🧡🎃🧡
#HalloweenHorrorSwap @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage Awesome! 4y
BlameJennyJane I‘m so happy you like everything! My hope was that you still wished for the titles on your wishlist. 😁 I had a blast picking little treasures out for you. Happy Halloween! 🤗🤗 (edited) 4y
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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Penguin Random House is giving out their free monthly audiobook! Available for free download from today until October 31. This one is on my TBR, so I'm definitely going to get it, plus it's perfect for the Halloween season.

Here's the link to download: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/blog/free-download-lore-monstrous-creatur...

#HappyListening #freebie

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LauraJ
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Here‘s a good freebie available on the Volumes app thru Halloween. 🖤 Aaron Mahnke

SexyCajun I‘m not seeing this app! Where is it 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4y
SexyCajun Found it! 4y
LauraJ @SexyCajun Hooray! They offer some pretty good books every month. 4y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Free right now on the Volumes app. Not quite sure how much longer ... so grab it if you like scary things!

SexyCajun Yassss I doooo! 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ 4y
alisiakae Happy Birthday!!!🎉🎂🎁 4y
SexyCajun @BarbaraTheBibliophage your birthday? Ahhh happy Birthday!! 😎 4y
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Kalalalatja
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This was soooooo interesting! Mahnke did an amazing job narrating the book, and I couldn‘t stop listening to all these weird, creepy, out-of-this-world stories! Now I just need to listen to the rest of the books 📚

DGRachel I‘m currently listening to the second book and it‘s even creepier! 4y
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Arkrayder
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Again Manke has produced a really interesting and well researched book. Even if you don‘t believe in the paranormal the history behind the story is really just as absorbing. That‘s mostly why I read ghost stories. You can learn a little bit of history of an area if you shift through the added drama.

Laura317 I quite liked this book! Makes me want to listen to more of the podcast. 4y
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kaykay521
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Great book, perfect for the Halloween season. Goes through various classic creatures such as vampires, elves, wendigo, werewolves, and many more. Presenting their history and cultural significance through the world. There‘s also apparently a podcast and an amazon series if anyone is interested.

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melissajayne
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Really enjoyed the read. #readathon #24hourreadathon #deweysreadathon

Linsy I loved listening to this one! ♥️ 4y
melissajayne @Linsy I think I listened to some of them on his podcast called Lore. 4y
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melissajayne
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cinann I'm reading this one too! 😀 4y
melissajayne @cinann 👍🏻 4y
FlowerFairy Loved this one! Such a fun book and the author‘s snarkiness is wonderful! 4y
melissajayne @FlowerFairy I love his podcasts. 4y
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DGRachel
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I struggle with short stories and podcasts. It‘s a failing, I know. But, I switched from print to audio for this one, and it‘s narrated by the author. I‘ve heard that most of the stories in the book can be heard on his podcast, but I enjoyed this collection. It was an easy listen with just the right level of spooky for me. I will probably listen to the other two books as well, because the audiobook format works for me with this one.

Slynn71 Sometimes Lore scares the crap outta me. Have you watched the Amazon series? Three words: Robert The Doll 4y
DGRachel @TamaraH71 I watched the first episode and it scared the crap out of me. I think the audiobook format was good because I could half pay attention which lowered the fear factor. Dolls. Are. Evil. 🙈 4y
Slynn71 Right! That doll. Damn. I recommend listening or reading that one. Im such a fan of Lore, Ill get the books even tho i have the pods saved. 4y
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Jadams1776
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“We can play armchair Exorcist all we want, but we can‘t change their decisions.” 😂 I play armchair exorcist often.

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TheBookkeepersApprentice
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This is such a perfect book for the Halloween season! And even the inside cover is creepy!

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Laura317
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Enjoyed this. If you subscribe to@the podcast,you‘ll enjoy it, too. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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FlowerFairy
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1. This is Bud. He came for a visit. He does not like his photo taken. Looks like a cross between an alien & a gremlin.
2. Sitting in my office waiting for Hurricane Michael to make his arrival.
3. The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke
4. Cat litter. Isn‘t that the most important hurricane supply? 🤪
5. Asian

Susanita Be safe! 4y
AmyG Hope you are ok. 4y
FlowerFairy @Susanita @AmyG Thanks! We‘re good. Outside the path of the eye but catching quite a bit of the feeder bands. Just rain and wind. 4y
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cinann
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I bought this book last year and never got around to reading it. I figured this would be a good time of year to read it. It sounds like it's a bit of a #monstermash

#octoberxfiles @Robothugs @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I like the cover 💀 4y
Robothugs I like it as well! I‘ll be interested in seeing what you think! 4y
FlowerFairy Currently reading this. Such a fun book! 4y
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