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Hocus Pocus and The All-New Sequel
Hocus Pocus and The All-New Sequel | A. W. Jantha
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Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens. Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Massachusetts, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches, the Sanderson sisters, from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends (human and otherwise) must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on earth to torment Salem for all eternity. Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison's seventeen-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. When Halloween celebrations don't quite go as planned, it's a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches' latest death-defying scheme.
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hollylynnbee
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Probably my favorite purchase on vacation. I can not wait for Halloween! 🖤

brit91 Oh I been wanting to read this!! Let me know how it is?😍📚 2w
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RamblingRedhead84
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Since Hocus Pocus is my absolute favorite movie, I though hey why not? So far so good ;)

NikiDeaf I gotta! Omg so buying. 1mo
Addicted_to_books I have to read this! 4w
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BookishWiccan
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I loved everything about this sequel. It was everything I had been waiting 25 years for and more.

Check out my detailed review here:
https://thebookishwiccan.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/review-hocus-pocus-and-the-all...

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Cityofamber
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Panpan

Hocus Pocus is my favorite movie, but I didn‘t enjoy this book. The first half of the book didn‘t feel right (To be fair that may of been the audiobook narrator). And the second half was just bad.

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TheReadingMermaid
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Bailedbailed

I honestly can't say that I would recommend this book and that makes me very very very sad. Most people that are going to be reading this book are big fans of the film and if you are a big fan of the film, unfortunately like most sequels, you will be disappointed here.

Please read my full review here:
TamaraTheReadingMermaid.weebly.com

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jackilynn
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Pretty much my mood today as I start day 2 of 5 of all day trainings at work. 😭😭

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Whitwhit
Bailedbailed

Horrible

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megzlynn
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May 1st is the halfway point to Halloween and my soul is feeling it. Give me all the spooky book recommendations. 🕸🕸🕸

I took this picture last Halloween at Stone Mountain Park.

rather_be_reading 😍😍 4mo
rather_be_reading this one! even though im going based off the netflix show 4mo
mdm139 I just watched Goosebumps 2 with the kids, it was just added to netflix 4mo
Reggie I thought this was a great horror trilogy in one book reading and covers many a horror trope. 4mo
Craftylikefox Shirley Jackson has a short story collection called 4mo
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stacybmartin
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Today‘s #labsoundtrack! I was on hold for this for awhile and just got it. I‘m a little off on timing since it‘s spring now but I‘m always up for some Halloween-inspired stories.

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BookBumming
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Pickpick

Good news; there is more to come. Yes, another Hocus Pocus book will be coming out in 2019!!

The nostalgia was REAL throughout part one. I loooved being reacquainted with the old characters I grew up with. The book gave those beloved characters more depth, so what‘s not to love about that?
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BookBumming Part Two was cute and suspenseful. Lots of new characters and problems but same old Salem Massachusetts and same old Dennison family.

I‘d give it only 4 stars because SOME of the second part was a little cliche. Buuut. That‘s okay. It was done sweetly. But it kinda seems like it‘s pandering to a certain crowd just for extra cool points. But I can overlook that and take it for what it is. I enjoyed myself.
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AnansiGirl
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Marking my quitter strip to third book at “I Put a Spell On You” chapter and calling it a night.

#24B4Monday @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 A great total - well done. 👏 5mo
wordzie 👍👏🎉 5mo
AnansiGirl @Andrew65 thank you 😊 5mo
AnansiGirl @wordzie ☺️ 5mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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Guys, I'm having a really hard time jumping back into reading. My head is still really messed up. I still haven't read since I left the hospital. I want to though. These are my March books but I want to start reading The Bird Eater tonight.
Maybe if you guys could give me a little bit of encouragement I could actually open the book and do this. Even 1 chapter would be a big accomplishment for me.
Can you guys help me out please? 💕💖🤗💖💕

donnalyy You‘ve got this! I was in a reading slump the entire month of February. Even my husband, who doesn‘t really enjoy reading, found his stride and finished 4 books last month - which felt discouraging for me. Commit to just 15 mins! That‘s what I‘m doing this very moment ✨🤓📖 5mo
Amiable Start with a page or two. It‘s okay to give yourself time to heal — physically as well as mentally. 5mo
Andrew65 Hi @TheReadingMermaid I have total belief in you. 😍 Just start with a chapter and read it slowly but surely. One way to go would be an audiobook or a graphic novel. You have this. 👍🙌👏 Best of luck. 🥰 5mo
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daniwithtea Take the time you need to heal! Then start with a small bit of something easy - maybe a re-read of a favorite? 5mo
bookishkris When I had my stroke, I wanted to read so badly, but just couldn‘t focus for about two weeks. And then my first post-stroke read took me 3 weeks. In the beginning I couldn‘t even read a page a day. But it gets easier. Pick something light, or a kid‘s book, or graphic novel. Take it a page at a time. If reading becomes work, just set it aside. Being in the hospital is a lot, physically and emotionally. And it‘s normal to need time to adjust. 5mo
BookNerd9906 I‘m just glad your back. Take it slow. Listen to what your body and your mind need right now. I know you don‘t do audiobooks but maybe give one a try while your doing something else i.e. cooking, or taking a bath. You could even to an audio/physical book combo. Let me know if I can help recommend something. Sending love! Xo 5mo
Bookwormjillk You can do it! 5mo
Soubhiville 💖💖💖 5mo
CBee What everyone else said. And I‘m sending love and healing thoughts! ♥️♥️ 5mo
cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts and hugs! 5mo
Areader2 If it helps I also follow you on Twitter and look forward to your reviews,I think reviewing is hard and your reviews are always on point. When I get in a slump I skip my tbr,go right to something new! Best of luck😃 5mo
HufflepuffGirl90 I‘m glad you‘re back, sweetie. Don‘t push yourself too much, let yourself heal. I believe in you and am sending so many warm thoughts your way! 😘 (edited) 5mo
BlameJennyJane 🤗🤗🤗🤗💗💗💗💗 5mo
SleepyDragon Some good suggestions here. I'm going to combine two and suggest you reread a favorite graphic novel or kid book. Don't force it. It will come. If you can't focus, do something else (or take a nap), then try again later. I don't know why you in the hospital or what your current condition is, but it sounds like you are just emotionally/mentally exhausted. Maybe zoning out for a while watching your fave Netflix show is what you need right now. 💜 5mo
irre 💕💕🤗 5mo
tammysue Sending love! ❤️🤗😙 5mo
litenthusiast Sending you positive thoughts and love! 💜 Be kind to yourself right now. 5mo
Texreader Take care!!! We ❤️ you! 5mo
kezzlou85 Take it steady and dont force yourself to read. I tend to revert back to an old favourite if I'm struggling. Sending you love. ❤ 5mo
Birdsong28 Don't force yourself, there is no rush to reading, you don't have to read anything by the end of March they are not going anywhere. If you have to read, read the smallest one then work up to it. Sending you lots of love and hugs 😘📚📖 5mo
Butterfinger Thinking of you today. 5mo
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Good thing is you don‘t have to do without us. 👍😁 5mo
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 I love you so much Andrew, I hope that you know that my dear friend 🤗🤗🤗 5mo
TheReadingMermaid @CBee that's okay, I'm good with it 😁 5mo
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charreads
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Mehso-so

The beloved movie in the form of a book...was ok. The first part, which is the movie, is just that. Part 1 is the movie bit by bit and you can practically watch the movie in your head as you read. Part 2, however, is a new story with old characters and new set in 2018. The ending does leave the story open for a new story with a new witch and a zombie.

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BethM
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6 months later these finally came! I can‘t believe how good the detail is!

wordzie 😎 6mo
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Tera66
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Mehso-so

It was so fun to be back with the Sanderson sisters and see a little bit more of their world. But if this is what they had planned for the big screen sequel I'm glad we just got the book instead. The story was fun, but the dialogue written for the witches was terrible. That being said, they did end this setting up for another book, if the make it I will read it. But please Disney, just keep this version on the page.

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seglitis
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Took this pic earlier during some down time... Now just waiting for the kids to go to bed, and for Santa to arrive... This momma's tired 😴

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Rae2
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Currently having buyer‘s doubt. Not regret, but a mild case of adulthood that doubts that Flo at Progressive is a fan and will understand where my insurance money went.

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LouBeth
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whippoorwill815
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#thankfulforbooks

@Endowarrior21 I opened my package this morning and then had to run out the door to work so I didn‘t get a chance to post until now!

Thank you so much, I love everything!!! I love that you shared your favorite book with me- and it‘s one I have not read before! I‘m excited to read both and all the fun Harry Potter stuff you included was also amazing 😊 Thank you thank you!! 💙

JamieLou Yay!!! Super cool bookmarks! 🦃🥳 9mo
Endowarrior21 Your welcome 9mo
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Spacecowboytx
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Pickpick

Was fun to read the story version of the movie we all love! 5⭐️ of course. #bedtimestories

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Spacecowboytx
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Pickpick

This map if is in the front of the book and I thought I‘d share.

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Spacecowboytx
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OMG!!! I‘m about to read the sequel 👀 so long have I wanted more of the Sanderson sisters @Meaw_catlady bless you for making some childhood dreams a reality🖤🖤 here we go #witchpleaseswap

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IndoorDame
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Bailedbailed

I just can‘t get into this. I wanted to love it cause I do love the movie and I was excited to see where they took it, but so far all I‘m getting is a novelization of the movie- scene by scene, line by line. Adaptations only work if you play to the strength of the media you‘re using. I did try to tell myself to skip ahead and see if I liked the new material, but I couldn‘t do it. I guess that‘s not how I read.

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Kshakal
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I want these so bad!! #novelty #gratitude30

KrystleTheBookSlayer Me too! 💙❤💜 Love the Sanderson Sisters! 9mo
vkois88 Mine were preordered when they first got announced and JUST arrived on Friday 😑😑😑 9mo
Kshakal @vkois88 I wish I would have preordered them! 9mo
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Sungirl79
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Mehso-so

The first half of the book was good. It was just like the movie. I thought the sequel was just ok. It seemed a bit long and drawn out. I did like the characters though.

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calicodreamin
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Mehso-so

The first story is a retelling of the classic movie, which was quite well done and true to the movie. The second story is a sequel of the movie following max and Allison‘s daughter poppy. I did not enjoy the second book as much as the first, it tried to play off the humorous parts of the original, but not always in a successful way.

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JamieLou
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I‘m having Book ADHD and I want to be reading all of these books right now. Which one, which one?

nu-bibliophile Love all of Sarah Addison Allen's books ❤❤ 9mo
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AlobelThee
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Yasss, to 30,000! 🤗🎉 With a Litsy devil Ralph dog to celebrate. Thanks, Littens! ✨

Liatrek Congrats 🎉🎉🎉 9mo
Andrew65 🍾🥂🍾🥂🍾🥂🙌 9mo
GripLitGrl 🎉🎈🎉 9mo
Dragon 👍😀🎉 9mo
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BookishGirl06
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#Octoberwrapup read 12 books this month. A total of 3,365 pages read. My best book for this month will be Hocus Pocus. Most of these were read for the #screamathon, but 5 of them weren‘t part of it.

4thhouseontheleft I‘m glad to hear positive things about Hocus Pocus! Awesome totals for #screamathon! 10mo
BookishGirl06 @4thhouseontheleft thanks. I wish it was more but I‘m still happy with how it turned out. 10mo
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scripturient
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Pickpick

Really liked this! A perfect Halloween read with lots of humour. 🎃

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Spacecowboytx
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🌙🕯🎃🖤👻🦇🕸
There was a drop in temperature outside tonight in west Texas and I‘m sleeping on the floor at my fathers while I‘m in town so the socks gifted to me are keeping me perfectly comfortable 😬 #witchpleaseswap

The night is not over till I go to sleep.......🌙🦇🌙

monalyisha Love this! 🖤 9mo
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TorieStorieS
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Mehso-so

Happy #Halloween- I have been saving this one on my nightstand since July! And while I thoroughly loved the nostalgia of Part One - a novelization of the movie- the second half felt rather forced and the humor‘s reliance on puns fell rather flat to me... the ending is more promising but I hope future installments stick to the characters introduced in the film - these new ones just felt too contrived and inorganic!

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BookishGirl06
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Pickpick

I really liked this nostalgia trip. I like both half‘s, probably the first one more but they were both pretty good.

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Kamisha
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Pickpick

The writing was a little too simple for me, but honestly how can anyone resist the Sanderson sisters? And that cover!? 😍

I did love that the sequel had POC characters and LGBTQ characters!

Read this for #screamathon and also for #Booked2018 for the #featuresaholiday prompt, because Halloween is the best holiday after all...😉

Cinfhen Woohoo🎉🎉🎉that cover is 🙌🏻❤️ 10mo
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Allydanielle88
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I'm spending mine eating pizza, finishing reading the tagged book, then watching hocus pocus and handing out candy to trick or treaters #happyhalloween

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Gaylagal2
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1. Hocus Pocus of course!
2. Sadly, just one. I've been working & reading other things...NY Times, The Atlantic and my fav The New Yorker🤓
3. No plans. Hanging out at home - reading, watching movies and enjoying first day of vacation😁
4. Read, go see baby orangutan St Louis zoo, watch Bohemian Rhapsody and go for walks.
5. The candy, people's mood, the kids having fun and movies!

@MinDea
#HumpDayPost

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Dorianna
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Happy Halloween, Litsy! October was a an extremely busy month for me and I‘m disappointed by how little reading I got done for my favorite season but I hope to get all caught up with my TBR next month. Hope everyone has a good time tonight.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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WhatThePuck 😂😂😂😂 10mo
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 10mo
TheBookHippie Oh my word 10mo
JoScho Love this so much! 10mo
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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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So far this is just ok. The writing is very immature and focuses on all the wrong things. It is kind of weird

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Kshakal
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vkois88 I love that! I've looked at it in spirit sooo many times 10mo
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Spacecowboytx
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It isn‘t the season without hocus pocus. I am beyond excited for having gotten this........ also pocket sized books are my obsession. And I adore the story of Hanuman I received. Your tapped into my wavelengths with these two! Some mint tea 🍵 to enjoy while reading all these great books. And freaking cauldron candle 🕯... and creepy gummies @Meaw_catlady #witchpleaseswap

Meaw_catlady I‘m glad you liked that Hanuman book! I wrote the note before I found that! That‘s why it said I couldn‘t find a pocket sized and I was sad. But I found it right before I sent it out just by chance at a small bookstore I stopped by! 🖤🖤🖤 (edited) 10mo
Spacecowboytx @Meaw_catlady I have read it three times already and I actually keep it in my bag and it goes with me everywhere ☺️ (edited) 9mo
Meaw_catlady @Spacecowboytx I am so glad to hear that!!! 😻😻😻 9mo
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BookishGirl06
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#booksandcandy #riotgrams spoiler alert (not for the book): they don‘t glow in the dark or at least they don‘t for me.

Moray_Reads That's disappointing! 10mo
BookishGirl06 @Moray_Reads yeah but they still taste good 10mo
AlaMich That is FAKE ADVERTISING!! 😠 10mo
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AlaMich But yeah, still chocolate so... 😊 (edited) 10mo
BookishGirl06 @AlaMich lol it is fake and disappointing. Not gonna buy them again 10mo
Maewyn Did you charge them under a light? Almost everything goes on the dark needs to be charged first. 🎃 10mo
Blueberry You know it is the writing on the wrapper right? I was disappointed. 10mo
BookishGirl06 @Blueberry I meant the wrapper. 10mo
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Kamisha
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Let the Halloween reading commence!

Amuck amuck amuck!

Ashley_Nicoletto I have a sweatshirt from Disney World that on the back says Amuck Amuck Amuck in big letters for the 25th anniversary. 10mo
Kamisha @Ashley_Nicoletto 😂 Yes! That is great! 10mo
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erank58
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Happy #Halloween to all my fellow #littens! 👻🧙‍♀️

#feelingwitchy

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lahousewyfe
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Even the grammarians are getting into the spirit! #hocuspocus #happyhalloween

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JamieLou
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It‘s not midnight yet and I have to work so early but I really want to open my #LitsySwapoween and #AllHallowsReadSwap packages. So do I start Hocus Pocus in order to stay up, or go to sleep so I‘m not a real life teacher zombie tomorrow? Hmmm. The struggle is real. Cake picture included because I‘m eating it right now and it makes me happy.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego The struggle is real. Lol. 10mo
rather_be_reading 😲😍😍 10mo
Chrissyreadit Oh man!!! I sort of hope you stayed up- hope you enjoy your #allhallowsread package! 10mo
WhatThePuck I'm really wishing I had taken a picture of my son's daycare Halloween banner. The misquoted this. 😂😂 10mo
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BookishGirl06
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Update: the first part is done. Gonna start part 2 tomorrow.

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RedxoHearts
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1. Neither really. No trick or treaters usually come out here. My tradition is to have a spooky movie marathon and pizza.
2. Black Cats. They are beautiful.
3. I'm a chicken with either option. I'll go with movies though.
4. I can't think of any I've really read.

@JenlovesJT47 #TuesdayTidbits

JenlovesJT47 🖤🧡🖤 10mo
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BookishGirl06
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Switched dread nation for this because I want to get this read by tomorrow night