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Something Wicked This Way Comes
Something Wicked This Way Comes | Ray D Bradbury
What if someone discovers your secret dream, that one great wish you would do anything for? And what if that someone suddenly makes your dream come true--before you learn the price you have to pay? "Something Wicked This Way Comes" is the story of two boys who encounter the sinister wonders of Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show. They will soon discover the show's awful mystery--a mystery that will change the life of every person it touches--in this stunning masterwork of dark fantasy by Ray Bradbury.
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sparrowssavvy
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The story was interesting but this wasn‘t quite what I was expecting. It definitely had a lot of philosophical musings throughout. The writing was quite lyrical and certain sentences were just so beautiful. I would have liked more of the actual plot and story however.

ephemeralwaltz Lovely photos! 16h
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sprainedbrain
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I‘m down to 2 weeks on my library hold for this one, and I have been promised at least a little #scaryclown action. 🤡

#screamathonphotochallenge

ju.ca.no Oh I love this one!! 5d
4thhouseontheleft 🖤🤡🧡 4d
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megzlynn
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This month I wrapped up the Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge! I had a lot of fun with this! I did a prompt a month to leave plenty of room for my mood reading. I can‘t wait to participate again in 2020. I‘m also only one book away from completing my number goal this year!

ElizaMarie Ooo this looks interesting... I am starting to think about reading challenges for next year. Do you have info on this one? Maybe I can do it next year 1w
megzlynn @ElizaMarie Here is the info for the 2019 Challenge. https://modernmrsdarcy.com/reading-challenge-2019/. I hope she will post an updated one for 2020. It was a fun challenge. 1w
ElizaMarie Thank you!!! 1w
AutumnRLS Love her and her podcasts. Such a positive human being. 1w
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Vivlio_Gnosi

Go check out @megzlynn 's review! Good stuff.
Her latest blog post is out now.
"Once hooked I was in for the long haul. This story is perfect for Halloween."

https://readinginthewildwood.com/2019/10/03/something-wicked-this-way-comes-revi...

megzlynn You‘re the best! 💕 2w
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megzlynn
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#Nightmareswap is going out today.

LibrarianRyan yeahhh
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megzlynn
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My first Halloween read is complete, and it was fantastic. It was creepy, fun, and autumnal. Ray Bradbury‘s writing took me a bit to get used to, but after that I was hooked. I do wish more of the story took place in the carnival though. I have a lot to ramble about when it comes to this book so if you want to check out my full review it‘s here https://readinginthewildwood.com/2019/10/03/something-wicked-this-way-comes-revi...

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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megzlynn
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Finally took time to decorate for Halloween. 🎃

Now come on cool weather.

Gissy 😍👌 2w
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LouBeth
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Thank you so much @ginganinja this is fantastic! I love the socks! My cat kept trying to eat the witch hat so it didn't make it to the photo because I was wearing it. 😺🧙
#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

LibrarianRyan cool. You should read Small Spaces first so you can join the #MGbuddyread discussion at the end of the month. 2w
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megzlynn
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It‘s finally October! Here is my Halloween TBR. If you want to know what each book is about check out https://readinginthewildwood.com/2019/10/01/halloween-to-be-read/

Also, I would love some recommendations for spooky Halloween reads. Comment and let me know what you‘re reading!

lele1432 I've had my eye on Hex for a while! I have the Halloween Tree and plan to read it this week. Some of my TBR for this month include Ghost Story by Peter Straub, His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler, The Pines by Blake Crouch, The Other by Thomas Tryon, and finally going to try to get through It on Audible. 2w
AmandaEve I really enjoyed Hex! 👌🏽 2w
megzlynn @AmandaEve I think it‘s going to be my next read, because I am really excited for it! 2w
megzlynn @lele1432 I need to check those out! 2w
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4thhouseontheleft That looks like a very cool edition of Dracula! 2w
CoffeeCatsBooks I agree, your Dracula 🧛🏿‍♂️ edition looks awesome! 2w
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
Nute Cool photo! 2w
Marmie7 @Nute @CoffeeCatsBooks @4thhouseontheleft Thank you! I love this edition. It has some awesome artwork inside too. 2w
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megzlynn
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Can‘t wait to participate in the #NightmareSwap. Thanks for hosting @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 1mo
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Croissonter
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“What was it about the illustrated carnival owner‘s silences that spoke thousands of violent, corrupt, and crippling words?” P.166

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyJuly19 Day 2: #Thunder(bolt) and lightning, very very frightening me!
One of my absolute fave Bradbury titles.

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danimgill
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Being at a kid‘s amusement park at night spooked me out a bit and made me think of the tagged book! It was “nostalgia night” and I went with my fiancé‘s family. We had a good time but nobody would have appreciated me bringing up Ray Bradbury so I‘m doing it here ?

tjwill I appreciate your literary references! 😁 4mo
danimgill @tjwill Why thank you! 😁 4mo
Nute Totally get that vibe!😜 4mo
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sudi
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I've been wanting to read this book for a while and when i did get the chance, it did not disappoint. The title alone sounds so intriguing. I would personally describe this book as a freak show written by an author whose poetic prose will force you to introspect your own life. The only thing I regret is not reading this in October, because it is a perfect Halloween read.

sudi Apparently Disney made a movie adaptation of this book😱. I had no idea Disney made movies like this, it was made in the 80's i think, i definitely have to watch it. 4mo
Eggs 💗 Bradbury. Agree with your thoughts in his writing ✍🏻 4mo
sudi @Eggs to think this is the first book i read written by him. I've been missing out on such a great author. 4mo
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Eggs @sudi I have yet to be disappointed by him 🧡 4mo
RamsFan1963 My favorite book by Bradbury, also one of my favorite film adaptations. Jonathan Pryce is amazing as Mr. Dark 4mo
sudi @RamsFan1963 i'm going to try to watch it this weekend, i found about the movie when i did a google search and the trailer looked spooky as well 💀 4mo
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Geeklet
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This may not be the best book to listen to while mowing grass in 80 degree weather but it‘s definitely a good listen. It took awhile for me to connect with the story but I‘m pretty engaged now. All in all, it makes me crave fall. Or I just don‘t want to mow grass for another four months.

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Krisjericho
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When I was a teen, I don't think this book would have appealed to me. Even now, I struggled with the first of it, not able to connect to the two boys as characters. But then Charles Halloway entered the picture. Not sure how I feel about Bradbury calling a 54 year-old “old" about 100 times, but Charles is the best. When he entered the story, the entire thing fell into place for me. I could appreciate the creepiness & fears & atmosphere more.

Ericalambbrown I need to read this. When I was 10, Disney (of all companies?) made this into a movie. I believe Mr. Bradbury was the screenwriter. I loved it. It introduced me to Jason Robards, Diane Ladd, Jonathan Pryce . . . . . I can‘t believe I never went back to read the source. I must do that. 🤓 6mo
DaveGreen7777 Awesome Litsy review, Kris! 😊👏 6mo
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monalyisha
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tfw Maggie Stiefvater‘s geeking out about Ray Bradbury. 🖤

So much book love! 💕

Lizpixie Love this!❤️ 7mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I totally agree with her! ❤️👏 7mo
Johanna414 I love seeing authors get excited about books and appreciating others‘ work (edited) 7mo
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thebluestocking
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I have wanted to read this book for years, because it is one of those books that influenced so much that came after it. While I loved the writing, there were parts that were slow or hard to imagine. But overall, I really enjoyed the themes that were explored and seeing the place this book has in literary history.

#lmpbc @Whimsical.Curiosity @leslieseidel @Ingerella

Whimsical.Curiosity Definitely agree! Happy to have read it but was a challenge at times. 9mo
thebluestocking @Whimsical.Curiosity Yes! I‘m glad to have checked it off the list. 9mo
thebluestocking @Ingerella This is now making its way to you! 9mo
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mappamunday
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Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 8mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 8mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!!💜💙♥️💙💜 8mo
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AvalonRoselin
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Original @RealLifeReading
#in2018 #amreading
This has given me some goals for 2019! ☆
Tagging #SomethingWickedThisWayComes by #RayBradbury because it totally counts as a classic right?

RealLifeReading Definitely! 10mo
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leslieseidel
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@Whimsical.Curiosity It's here. Waiting for me when I got back to sunny Florida 😎 I am looking forward to this read. #LMPBC
@thebluestocking @Ingerella

Whimsical.Curiosity Oh yeah!!! 10mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity
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This book was a magical rollercoaster of ups, downs and barrel rolls. It is so whimsically written that you can almost get lost. I dearly loved the symbolism and underlying meaning of everything. Being a lover of whimsy and magic this book hit me in the fantastical feels. I hope @leslieseidel loves it as much as I did! On it's way to you ✉️📬 #lmpbc #teamk @thebluestocking @Ingerella Now to watch an interesting film version from 1983...

thebluestocking Whoo! I‘m glad this was a winner for you. 10mo
leslieseidel Yay! Can't wait. 10mo
WhatThePuck The movie was just as interesting! Even from 1983. 10mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @WhatThePuck I'm pretty pumped to watch it. 10mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @WhatThePuck I love old bad movies haha 10mo
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britt_brooke
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DAY 24: Cooger & Dark‘s Pandemonium Shadow Show = #freakyfreaks

#nofemmeber

Billypar I never actually knew what this was about, only the title. Sounds intriguing from the description! 11mo
britt_brooke @Billypar I didn‘t care for it myself, but I know a lot of folks who loved it. 11mo
Cinfhen This actually sounds good. What genre would you put it under??? 11mo
Cinfhen I‘m loving the image you used as well...what‘s it from???? 11mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen It‘s considered dark fantasy and/or horror, but I found it cheesy rather than scary. I forgot to credit the photo, but it‘s a scene from the 1983 film (which looks better than the book, IMO). 🙈 (edited) 11mo
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️ Let‘s be honest, Jim Nightshade‘s name was my favorite part. I had a hard time visualizing the story which sometimes happens to me with fantasy elements. Cooger and Dark‘s Pandemonium Shadow Show was supposed to be dark and sinister, but felt unrealistic and cheesy. It wasn‘t scary nor emotionally evocative. The audio was well done, but maybe I would‘ve been better off reading it in print? We‘ll never know because I‘m not reading it again.

Booksnchill Well I 5⭐️ it in print so I cannot speak to the audio but I did grow up in the 60s🤪sorry you didn‘t like it but Bradbury‘s Greentown books are very much his memories of his childhood I have heard - I‘m going to read others. 11mo
britt_brooke @Booksnchill I‘m definitely in the minority. 😆 Most reviews are good. I just couldn‘t picture it at all, so it never grabbed me. 11mo
Reviewsbylola Yup you pretty much cemented my decision to never read this. 11mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola I think that‘s a good decision. 👌🏻😂 11mo
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Readergrrl
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What a haul I‘ve received! Thank you!! I haven‘t read any of these books and I‘m dying to jump in! Where did you get that Shirley Jackson? That cover! I‘d have added the candy to the photo (an entire store‘s worth in there!) but I made the mistake of putting it on the coffee table. My husband and daughter are currently munching away while watching Hocus Pocus. I think I‘ll make a cup of tea and start Drood. Your recommendation was intriguing!!

bookcollecter That book DROOD is sooooo amazing 11mo
bookcollecter You will love ever single sentence in that masterpiece! I've read 3-4 times myself. 11mo
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gossamerchild Yay, I'm so glad to hear it! The Shirley Jackson I got at Half Price books! I almost kept it for myself 😂😂. I hope you like all the books. Happy Halloween! 11mo
Readergrrl I love all of the books!!! I do think I‘m starting with Drood. I often 2-3 books at once, but this may keep me a monogamist. 11mo
Readergrrl @bookcollecter you‘ve read it 3-4 times? I‘m mighty impressed!! 775 pages!!! That‘s not a book; that‘s Chevy V8 engine! 11mo
bookcollecter Haha well I'm biased as Dan Simmons is a personal favorite of mine. One reason is because he writes so well that 775pages seems like 75pages and you even feel disappointed that it isn't longer! But that's just my opinion you may have a different experience. Please let me know when you have finished. I'm eager to hear your interpretation. 11mo
Readergrrl @bookcollecter Will do!!! 📖📖📖 11mo
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MrBook
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One of my all-time favorite Halloween-ish tales! I've loved this book since I was a wee lad. Do you have a favorite book for Halloween?! #BookTalk

#HappyHalloweeen, #LitsyFamily! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

jb72 My favorite book for Halloween is Dracula. 11mo
ladym30 My favorite for Halloween is Sleepy Hollow!🎃🎃🎃 11mo
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Robothugs
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My picks for #Halloween & #Thriller (a bit of catch up). #OctoberXFiles

https://spoti.fi/2NQCwyu

There‘s still time to join in! http://litsy.com/p/eUtoT09EU3B1

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Bird Box 😱😱😱😱 11mo
RealBooks4ever Great picks!! 💜💜 11mo
Cinfhen Really liked Bird Box ~ I cant believe it‘s almost over 😭😭😭BTW: I have Sept 2019 available 😉 11mo
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Robothugs @Cinfhen Sign me up! 😊 11mo
RadicalReader @Robothugs be prepared for the movie release on Netflix of Bird Box cannot wait!!! 10mo
Robothugs @RadicalReader I can‘t wait for it! I love Sandra Bullock, too. I hope they do it justice. 🤞🏻 10mo
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GypsyKat
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This was so beautifully written. Bradbury has the soul of a poet! I loved how this story centers around the friendship of two young boys, but also deals with the relationship between father and son, and anyone facing their own mortality. Weird and wonderful, this classic is one that I‘ll definitely be revisiting in future Octobers. 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃

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GypsyKat
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I‘m listening to this audiobook today. It‘s only the second Bradbury that I‘ve ever read. Last Halloween I read The Halloween Tree, and loved it. This one already has a similar feel. 🍂🎃🍁🎃🍂

Reviewsbylola I‘ve only read one of his books too. This one scares me off for some reason. 12mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity
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Let the #lmpbc begin! (a tad early but I'm a slow reader). I'm already finding myself attached to this book. It really focuses a lot on the need for each other and how important being a community is. ❤️

Texreader Great quote 12mo
Sargar114 Fantastic Quote! I can‘t wait to hear how this is! @Whimsical.Curiosity 12mo
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britt_brooke
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▶️🎧

Another creepy read I grabbed from the #Audible sale. 🎪

Carolhreads Just finished this one the other day it was so good ! 12mo
britt_brooke @Carolhreads I‘m not very far in, but I‘m liking it so far. 👍🏻 12mo
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Carolhreads
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I really enjoyed this book it was the perfect amount of spooky and suspense. What's better than a mysterious carnival with dark tents and creepy music playing pulling into a small town on the edge of nowhere a few days before Halloween to put shivers up and down your spine. The villains in this story are delightfully wicked and the heroes of the story are surprisingly refreshing. I highly recommend this book. Ray Bradbury has done it again!

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emilyhaldi
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I wanted so badly to like this book bc my husband is a big Bradbury fan, but I just couldn‘t do it. The writing is clever and so descriptive, it‘s fun to read. But the fantastical plot just couldn‘t keep me engaged. Still, I made it over halfway so I‘m counting this for #popsugar18 #abookaboutorsetonhalloween 🎃

Bonus points for the author picture in the back! 🙌🏻🖤

tricours I‘ve tried and bailed on the audiobook twice. 12mo
Reviewsbylola That author photo is AMAZING. 12mo
Reviewsbylola Also I was going to try this for the Halloween prompt. So glad I didn‘t! Your husband has horrible taste in books. First Lord of The Flies now this. 12mo
emilyhaldi I know @Reviewsbylola LotF is terrible too 😝 12mo
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Chrissyreadit
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My #AllHallowsRead table and the wall above it. For the goblins and ghouls in my life 🖤🖤🖤🖤to open on All Hallows‘ Eve.

LeahBergen Wonderful! 12mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity
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Book chosen! Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. Super pumped to read this book and to see what you ladies decide on!! #LMPBC #TEAMK
Round 1 starts 11/1. Books mail out 11/30.
@Ingerella @leslieseidel @thebluestocking

thebluestocking Yay!!! I‘m so excited. It‘s shaping up to be a great round. I‘ve meant to read this book forever. 12mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @thebluestocking Agreed!! Such great books!! 12mo
8leagueboot Something Wicked This Way Comes is the perfect autumn book. Is that bones rattling or the leaves? 🍂 12mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @8leagueboot haha ☠️🍁☠️🍁☠️🍁☠️ 12mo
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Carolhreads
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Carolhreads
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I want to call this a reread because I know I read it a long time ago but I don‘t remember anything that happened or any of the characters I‘m looking forward to this Spooky read

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Readergrrl
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Just mailed off my other package and it should be there by tomorrow or Thursday!! #allhallowsreadsswap

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Readergrrl
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AND, look what else I got in the mail today!!! Two packages on the same day??? I should buy a lottery ticket!! I think this is from Gossamerchild and I‘m pretty sure it‘s my All Hallows‘ Eve Swap. It weighs a ton!! I‘m getting spoiled this year!! Can‘t wait for the 31st!!

gossamerchild It is from me! Sorry I forget to put my litsy name on the outside 😂😂 12mo
Readergrrl 😂😂😂 Thank you ahead of time!! Hard not to peek inside but my daughter is keeping an eye on me!! 😊 12mo
gossamerchild @Readergrrl 😁😁😁 12mo
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broughtyoubooks
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Some more Bradbury, and I love this for all the stories that could come from it. Continuations of the circus, the father's full fleshed musings, would be in themselves worth writing. But I love Bradbury's ability to create a mood (particularly seasonal moods) and hold it, without explicitly reminding what you're meant to be visualising.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Well said. Love this book. 12mo
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Christinak
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This is an all time favorite of mine. #AllHallowsRead

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emilyhaldi
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A very creepy October round of books I picked up today from the library 👻 thinking about reading the tagged book for #popsugar18 #abookaboutorsetonhalloween 🎃 but NOT looking forward to it... alternative suggestions welcome!!!

JillR My husband is reading your tagged book right now as we travel home on the train...we were just saying what a great title. I only tried one Ray Bradbury though and couldn‘t get on with it so bailed... 12mo
emilyhaldi It is a great title!! @JillR how‘s your husband liking it so far?? My husband is a huge Bradbury fan so i would like to give him a try ☺️ 12mo
JillR @emilyhaldi he only managed a chapter or so but says he‘s enjoying it so far... 12mo
Reviewsbylola A new post!! Yay 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Curious to see how you like the Trembley. The Ann Rule is fantastic! 12mo
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leahrosereads
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This was a reread for me, and it was absolutely perfect for a cool October night.

Still one of my favorite Bradbury's and one that I'd recommend to anyone. It's atmospheric and a tad spooky with a fantastic friendship.

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teainthelibrary
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#Spooktober has come to Reddit! Over at /r/bookclub, we are reading and discussing Something Wicked This Way Comes! It is dark and poetic and so, so beautiful.. come join us!

Moray_Reads The copy I read didn't have this fabulous cover! 12mo
teainthelibrary @Moray_Reads I was so torn between some of the vintage editions, so I went with this new one instead! How did you like it? 12mo
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NicoleCeBallos
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Ray Bradbury is a great author and this book was excellent. It's not my favorite book by him, but I find it to be very creepy and real. #horror

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danimgill
Pickpick

I‘ve finally gotten around to reading this classic! It was atmospheric and creepy and sad and lovely; I had forgotten how poetic Ray Bradbury‘s prose was. I still prefer The Martian Chronicles but this really was perfect Halloweeny reading material.

(PS if you‘re a fan of both Bradbury and raunchy song parodies by Rachel Bloom please watch this if you haven‘t already: https://youtu.be/e1IxOS4VzKM)

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SkeletonKey
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Anyone else breaking out the Halloween movies yet?? What are you watching?

Something Wicked This Way Comes is one of my favorite books so I figured this one is a great way to relax on a Sunday evening.

#halloween #movies #moviesfrombooks