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Frankenstein
Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
A stunning new clothbound edition of Mary Shelley's infamous work of horror fiction designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith Obsessed by creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material to fashion a new being, which he shocks into life by electricity. But his botched creature, rejected by Frankenstein and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy his maker and all that he holds dear. This chilling gothic tale, begun when Mary Shelley was just nineteen years old, would become the world's most famous work of horror fiction, and remains a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity.
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AroundTheBookWorld
Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Leftcoastzen
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#NewYearNewBooks #ScienceGoneWrong I discovered that the New York Public Library has a rare copy of the 1818 first edition of Frankenstein published in 3 volumes!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow! So cool! 1mo
Eggs Awesome 👏🏻 1mo
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dabbe
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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IndoorDame First one I thought of too! 1mo
dabbe @IndoorDame #greatminds! 💜🩶💜 1mo
Eggs Well played 🖤❤️🖤 1mo
dabbe @Eggs 💜🩶💜 1mo
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dabbe
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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#NewYearNewBooks
#FogCover
@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

The famous book with the famous cover of a famous painting: THE WANDERER ABOVE THE SEA OF FOG by Casper David Friedrich (1818).

Deifio But why this painting? 2mo
Faranae @Deifio Both Frankenstein and the creature wander throughout the book. Honestly I think it's just the most iconic Romantic painting for one of the most iconic Romantic Gothic novels.

There's certain paintings that always seem to be used for certain types of books. For example, John Pettie's “Two Strings to Her Bow“ being used for Regency romances novels. William Blake's own portrait of Newton is often used on books about... Blake.
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dabbe @Faranae You've explained everything perfectly; thanks! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
Eggs Well done 🩵🌫️🖤 2mo
dabbe @Eggs 🖤💜🖤 2mo
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Deblovestoread
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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Highly recommend the audio narrated by Dan Stevens. So glad I finally read this classic.

#12DaysofChristmas #October

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Can‘t beat this classic. 2mo
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GondorGirl
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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My favorite part of conventions is finding cosplayers and have them pose with the book they match. 🥰

#MC3 #Studio42Books

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guidosophia
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
Pickpick

Re-read this for my Frankenstein and Climate Change class. I HATE the class but love this book. Definitely my favorite classic, i would recommend it to everyone it‘s so easy to fly through and enjoy

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Deblovestoread
Frankenstein | Mary Shelly
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Tagged was my favorite October read. I cannot pick a favorite between In Memoriam and The View on the Way Down. Needs to percolate a little longer.

#2023ReadingBracket

I love this reminder of the fantastic books I‘ve read through the year.

BarbaraBB I am looking forward to View on the Way Down. An now I want to read In Memoriam too! 4mo
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RowReads1
Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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AroundTheBookWorld
Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Frankenstein tells the story of gifted scientist Victor Frankenstein who succeeds in giving life to a being of his own creation. However, this is not the perfect specimen he imagines that it will be, but rather a hideous creature who is rejected by Victor and mankind in general.
#Frankenstein #MaryShelley #book #books #epicreads #bookend #bookends #Classics #Horror #Fiction #ScienceFiction #Gothic #Fantasy #School #Literature #Novels #Halloween 🧟

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Deblovestoread
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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1) Tagged. Audio book read by Dan Stevens was fantastic.
2) Packing for vacation. We don‘t get trick or treaters 😞

Tagging everyone! Happy Halloween!

@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Happy Halloween and thanks for playing! 4mo
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LeftyDv
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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Panpan

Was Frankenstein the first Emo? Or Walton? The monster? Sappy and melodramatic, Shelley‘s story may have been unsettling and a one-of-kind 200 years ago. But for readers today, I found it to be a depressing bore. Leave this one off your Spooky Season reading lists.

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wildwoodreads
Frankenstein | Mary Shelly
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Panpan

It‘s no secret that Frankenstein is more of a study on the horrors of humanity than anything else, but I still wish it had focused more on the creation of the monster. The tension just wasn‘t there. Essentially, he said I built a monster. Then the next sentence was I lost the monster. I just didn‘t feel connected to the plot. It did like the monsters monologue but at that point I had already checked out and lost interest.

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Emilymdxn
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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Starting off today‘s #scarathlonsprint by letting Phoebe Reads a Mystery read me Frankenstein! I‘m working from home while not feeling too well so a slow reread of a text I know really well is great to have in the background.

#scarathlon #skeletoncrew

tpixie Get well soon! 4mo
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dabbe 🖤🧡🖤 4mo
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Nessavamusic
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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dabbe 🖤🧡🖤
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Deblovestoread
Frankenstein | Mary Shelly
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Pickpick

First, I cannot believe I waited this long to read this book. Second, although I own this edition, I decided to listen to Dan Stevens read it to me instead thanks to Litsy reviews. Such a nuanced performance! 5 🌟

#Scarathlon #BatBrigade #BucketList

Total points 1220

Tamra Isn‘t it great?! So rich in themes & ideas. 4mo
tpixie Great cover!!! 4mo
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Pigpen_Reads
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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BookwormAHN Nice 😸 4mo
TieDyeDude 😂😂 4mo
Sleepswithbooks Love this!! 🤣 4mo
dabbe 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
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Emilymdxn
Frankenstein | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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One of my #bucketlist items this #scarathlon was seeing an old scary movie at the prince Charles cinema (my fave independent cinema in London) and today I went to a double bill of Frankenstein and bride of Frankenstein with a friend which was a fantastic way to tick off the list item!

#skeletoncrew

AnnR Fun! 4mo
IndoorDame 🖤🖤🖤 4mo
The_Book_Ninja Hey. I was there too! Small world! 4mo
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Texreader
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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Pickpick

This was my second year in a row to listen to this book. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ again.

#scarathlon #batbrigade @Catsandbooks

marleed Litsy inspired me to actually read this book. I loved it, and I still talk about how much better this book is than any of the many adaptations to it. 4mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼☠️💚 4mo
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LadyCait84
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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dabbe 🖤🧡🖤 5mo
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Texreader
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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My little listening buddy.

Currently, Frankenstein‘s monster is watching the cottagers, the best part of the book.

#scarathlon #batbrigade @Catsandbooks

dabbe Hello there, sweet kitty! 🖤🐾🖤 5mo
Catsandbooks Aww so precious! 💚🐈‍⬛ 5mo
Gissy 😻🐾🐾🖤🖤🖤 4mo
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Texreader
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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I spent the morning working in the yard, watching the eclipse, and listening to the tagged book. Photo by one of my son‘s friends. Try as I might I couldn‘t get a good photo. I loved getting to spend the beautiful morning watching it!!

Who else got to watch the eclipse? what did you think of it?

And I got a LOT of yard work done and more than half the book finished. I‘m now in the monster‘s woeful tale. 😢

#scarathlon #batbrigade @Catsandbooks

TheBookgeekFrau I watched with my husband and daughter. We only got 80ish% in Colorado. Still so cool though 😎 5mo
dabbe Wow! What a photo! And is that comic from The Oatmeal? I LOVE HIM! 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
CogsOfEncouragement I enjoyed it with my son and shared my glasses with a few neighbors too. Very fun. 5mo
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Catsandbooks Very cool! 🌚🌞 5mo
LiseWorks I was doing our taste of the valley market, and I saw our partial solar eclipse even though it was cloudy and it rained at one point. 4mo
TieDyeDude Nice! 4mo
PaperbackPirate We watched it here in Arizona and loved it even though it was partial. 4mo
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BarkingMadRead
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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OriginalCyn620
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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Frankenstein is my choice for today‘s #monster prompt! I listened to the audiobook about a week ago, so bonus points. And for funsies, I found this cute recipe for Frankenstein cupcakes…so cute!

#scarathlon #TeamCreepinItReal #scarathlonphotochallenge 16 pts

https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/a44664933/frankenstein-cupcakes-recipe...

StayCurious fun! 5mo
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kezzlou85
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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#Scarathlon #TeamCryptKeepers #PhotoChallenge @LiseWorks
Day 14: monster. Frankenstein flanked by Jason and Norman Bates both just as deserving of the term.

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SomedayAlmost
Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Scarathlon photo challenge: Monster. Frankenstein-Classic and chilling. #monster #Frankenstein #Scarathlon #TeamWhoYaGonnaCall

FlynnDewey What makes The 1818 Text different??? 5mo
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Texreader
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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It‘s time to listen to Frankenstein again this year! #scarathlon #batbrigade @Catsandbooks

Catsandbooks 🎉💚 5mo
CSeydel Dan Stevens is a great narrator! 5mo
Tamra I really want to convince my IRL club to read this one - love it too. 5mo
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Texreader @Tamra I hope you‘re successful! It‘s a short one too! 5mo
Texreader @CSeydel He‘s so good in this one 5mo
CSeydel @Texreader Have you heard his Murder on the Orient Express? Incredible 😍 5mo
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BookmarkTavern
Frankenstein | Mary Shelly
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Pickpick

The consequences that arise when an undergrad science student decides to experiment with resurrection, & flees from the creation of a strange new being.

One of my favorite Halloween reads, the birth of sci fi, & a fantastic dramatic performance of Dan Stevens all wrapped in one. Slow paced, very descriptive, & of it‘s time. But also an examination of humanity & monstrousness, & the responsibility of experimentation. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

BookmarkTavern Chapter 16, child murder 5mo
TheSpineView Well done! 5mo
dabbe 🧡🎃🧡 5mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼☠️💚 5mo
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BookmarkTavern
Frankenstein | Mary Shelly
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I read the tagged book every year at Halloween. It‘s one of my favorites.

#SundayFunday Have a great day and don‘t forget to tag me!

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OriginalCyn620
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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Pickpick

Listened to the Audible edition of this favorite read. Dan Stevens did a great job with the narration!

#TeamCreepinItReal #scarathlon 801 pts

#trickortreatathon #31by31 #bookspinbingo #falling4books #littenlisten #readysetgoreadathon #RushAThon #spookoween #promptmaze #swiftieerasghostreadingchallenge

TheSpineView Fantastic! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
Charityann Awesome!😄 5mo
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MallenNC He‘s such a good narrator! He does a version of And Then There Were None that is so creepy. 5mo
Read4life Wonderful! 🍁👻🎃 5mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 5mo
OriginalCyn620 @MallenNC I will definitely have to check that out! 5mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼💚☠️ 5mo
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DimeryRene
Frankenstein | Mary Shelly
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Pickpick

I am posing, but this is an accurate representation of what I look like in the morning while I listen to audiobooks and enjoy my coffee and the sun coming up. This has been a year of reading books on audio that I have read many times in print. Audio has consistently made the reading experience better.

AkashaVampie Totally agree. I have physically read a book in a while 5mo
DimeryRene This year, over half my books have been audio 💕 It‘s so easy to listen in the morning with coffee and wake up sort of slowly and gently. I love my mornings. 5mo
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DimeryRene
Frankenstein | Mary Shelly
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Rereading this for spooky season. My first time reading on audio and it‘s incredible.

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Emilymdxn
Frankenstein | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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I love taking part in #bookspinbingo for #scarathlon and winter games every year 🎃🎃🎃 I always stack up as many readathons and challenges as I possibly can! Here‘s my list for October

@TheAromaofBooks

Tagging my wonderful #skeletoncrew teammates down below - if you want to make your 20 book list for book spin bingo it‘s a free pass to some easy points!

AmandaBlaze What readathons have you found for October besides #RushAThon and @TheAromaofBooks maze readathon? 5mo
Emilymdxn @AmandaBlaze there‘s also the #witchathon for books with witchy themes, and the #31by31 readathon that @Catsandbooks is hosting. I‘m also running one in the middle of the month called #pumpkinspicereadathon that I‘d love to have you join for 5mo
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AmandaBlaze Sounds great. Count me in! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Thank you!! 5mo
kwmg40 I‘ll definitely be posting a #bookspinbingo list for October! I love this monthly event. @TheAromaofBooks 5mo
TheAromaofBooks @AmandaBlaze - I think @Clwojick said there will be a master list posted at some point with all the readathons for the month. In addition to the ones Emily mentioned, the #Rushathon that @Andrew65 @Dieareader and @GABI4ROSES have been hosting will be going on through October as well. 5mo
DieAReader ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 5mo
Clwojick HORRORSTOR! 🖤 5mo
Andrew65 Best of luck 😁 5mo
Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks The #20in4 Readathon starts on Friday 29th September but will run into October finishing on Monday 2nd October. October‘s #20in4 will run 27th - 30th October. After a short Summer break the 9 day Readathon will return on 14th October #OutstandingOctober 5mo
TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65 - Ooooo good to know!!! Thank you for the updates!! 5mo
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TheBookHippie
Frankestein | Mary Shelley
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Me ' I really need a nice copy of Frankenstein I wonder what's out there.............'
Amazon this painted version https://a.co/d/hGV10mP WOE

adds to wish list LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

wanderinglynn 😍😍😍 5mo
AnnCrystal 🤩👍. 5mo
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Tamra Love it! I also adored the novel, which I finally got around to reading only in the last couple of years. 5mo
staci.reads These painted editions are so gorgeous 😍. I've bought a few for my daughter. 5mo
TheBookHippie @Tamra I think I‘ve read it ten times ! 5mo
AmyG On a different note-my daughter and I plan on watching Young Frankenstein tonight. She has never seen it. 🤣 (that book cover is gorgeous btw) (edited) 5mo
IndoorDame 🤩🤩🤩🤩 5mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
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RaeLovesToRead
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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#bookspinbingo ?

A lot of these books I chose as books that I'm "most annoyed not to have read yet" ?

TheBookHippie I feel like that should be a title for a readathon!!! 6mo
RaeLovesToRead @TheBookHippie Yes!!! Or a month-long reading challenge!!!! 6mo
LiteraryinLawrence Great category! 6mo
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FlowerFairy
Frankstein | Mary Shelley
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Idalia has been here and is still holding out for a bit longer, but I think we‘ve seen the worst of her. Unlike the majority of our town, we have been very fortunate to keep power the entire time. Reading and napping till she‘s gone. love this wonderfully illustrated copy of Frankenstein. #idalia #florida

Gissy Love your mug🧛🏽‍♀️ 6mo
FlowerFairy @Gissy Thank you! Has three bats on the opposite site. I don‘t have a Frankenstein themed mug so this had to do. LoL 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahaha!! That mug!! 4mo
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TheBookgeekFrau
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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Another from my #TBR shelf

#BookBinge #DarkAcademia

Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 6mo
BookmarkTavern One of my absolute favorites! 6mo
TheBookgeekFrau @ozma.of.oz I can't believe I still haven't read it despite it being in my possession for over 20 years .... shhhh, I know 🙇🏻‍♀️😅 6mo
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dabbe
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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#BookBinge
#DarkAcademia
@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I know Tartt usually gets credit for “inventing“ dark academia, but what about FRANKENSTEIN? Wasn't the monster created at Victor's college: the University of Ingolstadt in Germany? Creating a monster at college seems pretty dark to me. #justathought 😃

TheBookgeekFrau 😂😂omfg I just came on post this very book!!! 😂😂 6mo
dabbe @TheBookgeekFrau Again, #greatminds! 🤩🤗😍 6mo
TheBookgeekFrau @dabbe 🧠💕 6mo
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TheBookgeekFrau And you know all I can think about is Abby Normal from Young Frankenstein after posting the brain emoji 🤣🤣 6mo
dabbe @TheBookgeekFrau I showed YF to my sophomore honors as a reward for reading the book. Pretty much the only part they laughed at was the “Abby Normal“ part. They hardly saw any humor in at all! I was flabbergasted! It's my husband's favorite movie, that and BLAZING SADDLES. 🤣🤣🤣 6mo
TheBookgeekFrau @dabbe Yeahhhhh, I showed it to my daughter and her barn friends after me and their trainer were laughing about it -- they all thought we were both crazy 🤷🏻‍♀️ Love Blazing Saddles! But my ALL TIME FAV is History of The World; needless to say it's been on my mind since reading about ancient Roman civilization for #BookedInTime 6mo
dabbe @TheBookgeekFrau And that's one I haven't seen! I'll save that up for the end of our Roman reads, too! 🤩 6mo
TheBookgeekFrau @dabbe 😲 you must see it!!! It's freakin' hysterical 6mo
Eggs Well played👌🏼🙌🏻👍🏼 6mo
dabbe @TheBookgeekFrau On the TBV list! 🤩 6mo
dabbe @Eggs 💚🧡💚 6mo
Vansa There's such a recency bias in so much writing about books. Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson is “ dark academia“ as well,people were writing books about a lot of topics before the internet invented (mostly redundant) hashtags for things!!😂🤷🏾‍♀️ 6mo
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Maggie4483
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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Someone shared this with me on the Facebook today, and all I can think is…if we‘re posting Frankenstein memes, then…then…that must mean it‘s 🥁 🥁 🥁 HALLOWEEN!!!! 👻 🎃 🧟‍♀️

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ChaoticMissAdventures
Frankenstein | Mary Shelly
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?????
I mean, you can't make this stuff up.
"Snowflake students" actually reading the book ?

5feet.of.fury 🙌Mary Shelley the OG woke author 🧌 8mo
SamAnne 🙄🙄😂😂😂 8mo
The_Book_Ninja It‘s The Sun. They‘re just trolling society. Their monster is called Murdoch 8mo
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vonnie862
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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There was a Frankenstein themed bar in Edinburgh and it was cool!
I had a Corpsey Colada and my husband had the Monster (left drink).

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RaeLovesToRead
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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You think I'd be relatively safe from book-buying frenzy at a garden centre, right?

WRONG!

These are Chiltern editions. And I will now be starting a collection 💕

TheBookHippie I love these!!! I‘ve been wanting them too!!!!! 9mo
LiteraryinLawrence Soooo pretty! 9mo
TheSpineView Those covers!😍💓💓💓 9mo
IndoorDame Gorgeous! 9mo
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VioletMoonBooks
Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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I am by birth a Genevese, and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic. My ancestors had been for many years counsellors and syndics, and my father had filled several public situations with honour and reputation.
#Frankenstein #MaryShelley #firstline #openingline #book #books #bookshelf #bookshelves #bookshelfie #bookshelfies #shelfie #shelfies #bookstack #Classics #Fiction #Horror #ScienceFiction #Gothic #Fantasy #School 💓💓💓

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abookdragonsretreat
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Pickpick

3/5 🌟
Slow paced and definitely tells more than shows, but has some good philosophical points and an intriguing take on gothic literature and science. Enjoyed seeing the POV of Frankenstein and the Monster, both were easy to feel for.

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Blueberry
Frankestein | Mary Shelley
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tpixie 😂 👏🏻💗 This is awesome!! (I don‘t get Poe‘s though) 10mo
tpixie Oh! Is that a Raven feather?!! 10mo
dabbe I'll take any bookmark except Kafka's. #shudder 🪳 10mo
Blueberry @tpixie I believe so. 😆 10mo
tpixie @Blueberry lol at first I thought it was a leaf. I kept thinking of The Tell Tale Heart ♥️ lol 😂 a raven feather is great too! 10mo
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readers_attic
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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Pickpick

#classicread I thoroughly enjoyed it. ❤️❤️
#recommend #scifi #maryshelly

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Cazxxx
Frankenstein | Mary Shelly
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How amazing is this puzzle? Little gift for myself a few weeks ago 😁

Karisimo Love this!!! 12mo
Cazxxx @Karisimo As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it 😂 12mo
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dabbe What fun! Have you started it yet? 😊 12mo
Cazxxx @dabbe Not yet. Have one on the go at the moment but really looking forward to this one 12mo
Bookwomble That looks fantastic! 😍 12mo
Cazxxx @Bookwomble I love it 😻 12mo
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IndoorDame
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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I don‘t seem to own any books with the cute kind of #HeartsOnCover but I did find this, wonder what that says about me… #MarchMagic @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

AmyG I love the cover. 12mo
Eggs CoverLove❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool cover 🖤 12mo
5feet.of.fury That‘s a good one! 12mo
dabbe Perfect heart depiction for that novel! ❣️ 12mo
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