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Hallowe'en Party
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
Mystery writer Ariadne Oliver has been invited to a Hallowe'en party at Woodleigh Common. One of the other guests is an adolescent girl known for telling tall tales of murder and intrigue -- and for being generally unpleasant. But when the girl, Joyce, is found drowned in an apple-bobbing tub, Mrs Oliver wonders after the fictional nature of the girl's claim that she had once witnessed a murder. Which of the party guests wanted to keep her quiet is a question for Ariadne's friend Hercule Poirot. But unmasking a killer this Hallowe'en is not going to be easy -- for there isn't a soul in Woodleigh who believes the late little storyteller was actually murdered.
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VioletMoonBooks
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Chrissyreadit Let teens dress up and trick or treat too! 2h
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MittenGirlPeach
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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My first group of answers for the very fun #HauntedHollowSwap! I have a confession: I‘m not a big fan of scary stuff, I don‘t watch many movies at all, let alone horror, and it‘s not a genre I read very often. But I love the Fall season and the holiday overall, and I‘m very excited about this swap! #HHS22 #HHS @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn We love all levels of fright, from none to 11. 👻🖤🙌🏻 3w
Avanders Hiya — following up on #fffs - can you confirm it was sent? I think you said you were going to send a while back — just making sure ☺️🍁🍂♥️🎃 1w
MittenGirlPeach @Avanders it has shipped! Whew. Looking forward to opening day! 7d
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MadelineMcCrae
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🖤🙌🏻 3w
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VioletMoonBooks
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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bthegood
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

This was an audio- BBC radio version - mystery was only okay and the format was not good for me - a lot of characters and it was hard to follow without a visual or at least a “Mrs. M stated“ - even if I read the book I'm not sure it would get more than a so-so - once again story was only okay.
#BookSpinBingo
Make a great day everyone - 🙂

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bookish.mum
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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'I saw a murder once.'

🎃🍎💀

#bookworm #agathachristie #halloweenparty

BrittanyReads That cover! 🤩 8mo
SRWCF OMG 😲 - this layout! 😍😍😍 8mo
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Curvybookgirl
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

This was my first AC book and sadly I didn‘t really warm to it. It left me mostly confused which is probably just me

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aperfectmjk
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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TheSpineView Good luck! 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
Andrew65 I enjoyed this one last year. 11mo
DieAReader Good luck!! 11mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Yesterday I did a little reading but spent most of my day #audioknitting and then knitting while watching a Halloween marathon. I made it to 5. It‘s hard to find 6 streaming for free (probably because it was so bad 👻), so I moved on to Rob Zombie‘s versions (again, soooo bad). I‘m about to open my #basicwitchswap 📦.

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Blackink_WhitePaper
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Pickpick

I always enjoy Poirot‘s murder mystery. Though in this book few characters were annoying, & felt little bit dragging. It was just an OK one time read. I listen to the audio & the narration is too good. 3✨/5

#TeamHendrix #scarathlon2021 #bookspinbingo #littenlisten

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
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Lizpixie
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Pickpick
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VioletMoonBooks
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Magslhalliday
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Panpan

I borrowed this to see if would be a good intro to Christie for the 11yo.

It is not. Late Poirot, and nearly every character is disparaging about the idea of people with mental health issues living in the community.

If any Christie fans follow me, I‘d love some suggestions on books to get a tween started on the queen.

StaceGhost I started with the Orient Express and loved it! I never guessed the ending, a big problem with mysteries for me. 11mo
ShyBookOwl Yikes.. I think my first Christie was And Then There Were None when I was 12. I know I read a bunch others directly following it, but I haven't revisited them since so I have no sense of appropriateness nor how they hold up today. 11mo
AvidReader25 I second And Then There We‘re None. I read it around that age and loved it. 11mo
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Magslhalliday @StaceGhost I‘m going to suggest it, the biggest problem being Murder Most Unladylike riffs on it so she can work out the end! 11mo
Magslhalliday @avidreader25 @shybookowl thanks! I know it by its adaptations so will try it and see if it‘s OK. 11mo
Magslhalliday Someone over on Twitter has suggested the Tommy and Tupamaros books as an entry point. 11mo
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Chili
Hallowe'en Party | Christie, Agatha
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Started the morning with a classic. The original Halloween is the best. #Scarathlon #TeamHendrix 6 pts

StayCurious love this one 11mo
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mrsmarch
Halloween Party (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Yesterday: Watched an episode of Wild Kratts with the kids called “Creepy Creatures,” then an episode of Dr. Who called “Arachnids in the UK.” Read Agatha Christie‘s “Hallowe‘en Party” for an hour before going to bed. #bookspin #scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 5+5+25+15+10+1. 61 pts.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
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Outofcontroltbr
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Settling in for the night with book 2 on my #scarathalon tbr. #teamslaughter

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kwmg40
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Pickpick

A classic Poirot mystery, superbly narrated by Hugh Fraser and featuring Adriadne Oliver. #littenlisten @aperfectmjk

I also watched the TV adaptation with David Suchet for my #screamathon Scare Pair. Loved the spooky Halloween effects!
@4thhouseontheleft

+25 for Halloween book, +5 for movie, plus readathon points!
#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter @Clwojick
#spookoween @TheSpineView
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaOfBooks
#wickedathon @StayCurious

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 12mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 12mo
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Ms.Story
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Perfect seasonal thrift shop find!!! I love rotating books on display to match seasons / holidays 🎃👻💀📚

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mrsmarch
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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October #Bookspin and #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter combine! An especially spooky Bookspin Board full of cozies, witches, gods, and murder. 🎃 👻 🧙🏻‍♀️ 🔪 🍂 ☕️ +50 early bird points +1 point for posting

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 12mo
Clwojick Awesome! ❤️ 12mo
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Lizpixie
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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#LittensDressedInBlood #Day2 #Fall This Dame Agatha always reminds me of Autumn, even though here in the Southern Hemisphere Halloween is in Spring, I always associate it with cool weather & falling leaves. Reading this book I can almost feel a chilly breeze rustling golden leaves across the ground, smell the woodsmoke & see the mist gathering once night falls. Sigh.

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VioletMoonBooks
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Mrs. Ariadne Oliver had gone with the friend with whom she was staying, Judith Butler, to help with the preparations for a children‘s party which was to take place that same evening.
#HalloweenParty #AgathaChristie #HerculePoirot #Poirot #book #books #firstline #openingline #bookcollection #bookcollector #bookcase #bookcases #bookcover #bookcovers #bookcoverdesign #bookcoverdesigner #bookclub #bookclubs #Mystery #Fiction #Crime #Classics 💖💖💖💖

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LiteraryinLawrence
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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A great end to this round of #lmpbc! I loved this book and seeing everyone‘s comments in the margins. Poirot solves the mystery again! @suvata @Bookwormjillk @MaleficentBookDragon

suvata I‘m so glad you liked it. It was a great round and Halloween Party was my favorite book, although they were all excellent books. 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Finished up my #doublespin book in audio so I could work on this bubblegum pink cowl. #audioknitting #knittersoflitsy

As it seems to be my usual with her books lately, I was half right. I liked the book at first, then it started to lose my interest a bit, but then it picked right back up again. I am a Poirot fan.
#LMPBC #bookspin

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm That yarn is gorgeous!!! ❤️😍❤️ 2y
sebrittainclark I love the stitch marker! I have different cat stitch markers that are my favorites to use. 2y
Bookwormjillk 😻😻 2y
Avanders Ooh so cute! 💖 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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I really SHOULD be cleaning.
For those eagle eyed individuals, the object in the upper right is a catnip filled tea cup 🐈‍⬛ toy.

MallenNC My cats have that tea cup toy too! 2y
Mjm1 You getting the cats high kinda early aren‘t you lol 2y
AmyG I love Bones coffee! 2y
Avanders @AmyG Bones coffee is so good 🤤 2y
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truthinfiction
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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"To keep something wild is far more difficult than to preserve it."
Although, it sounds very american and modern from its title, it's really the most wonderous mix of Shakespeare and Greek myths. Although, I haven't read "A midsummer night's dream" yet, I suppose the gist is very well captured here. It has, in some part, the dream-like quality. It possesses raving madness and mad beauty. One of the things that distinguishes Christie from other ?

truthinfiction mystery writers, apart from her shrewd knowledge of human nature and the absolutely maddening and mind-bending twists, is her skillful use of literary references and rhymes. "Ding dong dell, pussy's in the well." I also love Mrs. Ariadne Oliver as his side-kick of sorts. She seems to be an extension of Dame Christie herself. 2y
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VioletMoonBooks
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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This one was a real page turner. As always Agatha Christie never fails to capture the reader‘s attention. As always just when you think you figured out the mystery, their is a twist you never saw coming. This is one of my favorite Hercule Poirot stories. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#HalloweenParty #AgathaChristie #HerculePoirot #book #books #bookfeature #bookfeatures #bookfair #bookfan #bookfandom #bookfever #bookfanatic #bookfrenzy #Mystery #Detective #Halloween 📚

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VioletMoonBooks
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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VioletMoonBooks
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Ellies_Books06 Love her! Happy reading 💙📖💙 2y
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VioletMoonBooks
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Bookwormjillk
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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This was my #LMPBC book this month and my #AuthorAMonth2020 pick. I liked it. Christie is a lot more funny than I expected before reading her books, and I think I like Poroit better than Miss Marple.
#WinterGames2020 #ReadNosedReindeer #DashingDecember #WinterSolsticeReadathon #ReadYourWay #CrushTheRush

@MaleficentBookDragon I‘ll mail it after Christmas

TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 2y
suvata I agree. Poirot is a hoot! 2y
Andrew65 I‘m starting to enjoy Poirot too. 👏👏👏 2y
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Bookgoil Sounds fabulous 2y
Andrew65 @Bookgoil I enjoyed this one. 2y
MaleficentBookDragon I agree. I prefer Poirot. 2y
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Bookwormjillk
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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I‘ve got all the seasons going here this morning- a Halloween book for #LMPBC, summer jam on my croissant, my placemats that I usually use for Easter, and a Christmas napkin. 🤷‍♀️

Lcsmcat Why not? It‘s 2020 - time has no meaning. 2y
ShelleyBooksie Awesome! 2y
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Ninja2020
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

Only started reading Agatha Christie this year but this has been my least favourite. I thought there were too many characters it was difficult to keep track.
The story gathered pace towards the end and the conclusion was interesting but I found this book hard work.

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suvata
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Andrew65 I enjoyed this book. 2y
suvata @Andrew65 me too. It held up well over the years. 2y
Bookwormjillk Yay!! 2y
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Bookwormjillk Got it today, thanks! 2y
suvata @Bookwormjillk Awesome 😎 2y
LiteraryinLawrence My Agatha is on its way to you, @suvata! Sorry for leaving it so late in the month- I‘ll do better next month, promise. 😁 Look for it in a red mailer on Thursday. 2y
suvata @LiteraryinLititz It‘s perfect timing. Can‘t wait to read it. 2y
LiteraryinLawrence @suvata Just checking- did the book arrive? 2y
suvata @LiteraryinLititz Yes it did. I‘m sorry I forgot to post something. Busy time of year. 2y
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suvata
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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• Read in November 2020 for Litsy Markup Postal Book Club #LMPBC Round 10 - #GroupM

A perfect Halloween party is exquisitely planned. It‘s all fun and games until a child is found dead. Call in Poirot!

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suvata
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Bookwormjillk Yay 🎃 2y
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CoveredInRust
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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I always love me some Christie and this was no exception! Also, I have a neat bookmark.

Leftcoastzen I love the old covers 2y
CoveredInRust @Leftcoastzen They do have a certain something :) 2y
batsy It's one of my favourites. And that bookmark is very cool! 2y
CoveredInRust @batsy Thank you! I got it from a Coffee and a Classic box 😊 2y
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CoveredInRust
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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I'm never gonna get past this dedication in my current Agatha Christie read. I adore Wodehouse nearly as much as Christie. This makes my heart happy. ❤❤❤

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CoveredInRust
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Mrs. Ariadne Oliver had gone with the friend with whom she was staying, Judith Butler, to help with the preparations for a children's party which was to take place that same evening.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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twinkletoes74
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

Hercule poirot investigates.

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CoveredInRust
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Perfect time for some Christie.

Nute It‘s always just the right time for some Agatha Christie!😄 2y
CoveredInRust @Nute Heck yeah, it is! 2y
BookKenz This is pretty book. 2y
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Bookworm54
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Panpan

So this was my first Agatha Christie, and while I won‘t let it put me off trying some of her more famous novels (I have and then there were none saved on my kindle for instance) this is one that I will not be revisiting.

I didn‘t like the characters, or how everyone Poirot spoke to suggested the murder(s) must be due to someone mentally ill who shouldn‘t have been released from the asylum.

I considered bailing on this but was over half way.

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TheSpineView
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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#HorrorSeason @Klou
#Halloween

This catch up for what I missed yesterday! No trick-or-treaters yesterday. Kind of bummed about that.

Klou I chose this one too. Thanks for playing along! 2y
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Coueriamb
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Solid re-read! The cast did really well with the story. I was hoping for a little more oomph from Ariadne Oliver‘s VA, but it was still fun

#scarathon2020
Scarathon + 26
Scarathon Total = 266

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KathyWheeler
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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This wasn‘t my favorite Agatha Christie book. It was a little too predictable— I guessed one of the murderers as soon as we met the person. The story was interesting enough though, and there were a few side plots that I didn‘t guess the solution to. Hugh Fraser is a great narrator for the Poirot books.

wanderinglynn I listened to this one too this month and I agree that Hugh is a fabulous narrator. 👍🏻 2y
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CaitZ
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

Maybe it's just where I am right now, but I listened to this and found it hard to follow. I kept getting distracted and needed to rewind.

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2020 #Screamathon2020 #Slaughterthon
@Clwojick
Points - 25+1

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Bookworm54
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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A short burst of evening reading with the puppy.

I made a slight miscalculation on my weekly total. So I am now at 6836 points

(20 points for mini game and 21 for 1 hr reading for 2 readathons)

#Screamathon #CreatureFeaturethon #Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness

Books4Ever Sweet puppy, so cute 😍 2y
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TheBookDream
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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First Agatha Christie and I apparently picked the worst one. Not only did every. Last. Character. Harp on how it was probably someone who should‘ve been in an asylum but wasn‘t because of space issues, one of the mysteries was left unsolved! 😫 #hipsterfrankensheen is a mood here 😠

@Clwojick

Halloween book (25) + 1 for post = 26 pts for #Teamslaughter! #scarathalon2020

Total points: 154

TheBookDream @Clwojick so I may have misunderstood the points system. I thought you got 10 pts for every hour as part of scarathalon2020. But it says as part of a readathon. Do I have to be doing other readathons to bank the 10 pts per hour? 2y
Clwojick The hourly points are if you are participating in any of the readathons taking place in October, like #screamathon, #24B4Monday, #OutstandingOctyober etc. Unfortunately their are not hours points for scarathlon, just the genre/team points. 2y
TheBookDream Oops. In that case I have to go back and redo all the points. Too bad. Would‘ve participated if I‘d understood that 😞 2y
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wanderinglynn
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Finished my jigsaw puzzle (Flaming June) while listening to a Hercule Poirot murder mystery that happens during a Halloween party. A good mystery, but sad because it involves death of children.

Book 37 for #screamathon and #scarathlon #teamharkness

Book 17 for #cocoturns50
Book 11 for #readyourownway readathon

A final 6.5 hrs for #24b4monday - double digit final time of 46hrs! 🎉🎧

AlaMich 👏 You definitely like a challenge when you audiopuzzle! 2y
wanderinglynn @AlaMich yes I do! 😉 2y
AmyG Not an easy puzzle! 2y
Nute Nice! 2y
Andrew65 I‘ve just finished this one this afternoon. 2y
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kaykay521
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Finally got it all packaged up and ready to send out in the AM, gonna send it rush delivery. Hope my match likes all the stuff I picked out. I had so much fun ❤️ #HauntedHallowSwap

wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 2y
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