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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow | Washington Irving
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"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is set circa 1790 in the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, New York, in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. It tells the story of Ichabod Crane, a lean, lanky, and extremely superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut, who competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, the town rowdy, for the hand of 18-year-old Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer. As Crane leaves a party, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman, who is supposedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head shot off by a stray cannonball during "some nameless battle" of the American Revolutionary War, and who "rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head."
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Much of the story tells how Ichabod tries to win the hand of a rich farmer‘s daughter. Irving‘s skilful description really set the scene. There‘re descriptions of the beautiful autumnal countryside and all the glorious food at the banquet. The Headless Horseman appeared towards the end and it was kind of spooky. A fun read, different from the Disney & film adaptations, and I regret Ichabod in the book is nothing like Johnny Depp. #Screamathon RC

mabell Poor Ichabod is rather a loser 😆 I loved the descriptions! They are what I remembered best about this story. 11h
batsy I still need to read this one! 9h
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Marmie7
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Last read tonight. This is a fun retelling, I've had this book since my oldest was little. (she's 34) #teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3d
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DGRachel
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I don‘t read a lot of horror novels, and I watch ever fewer horror movies. So, my favorite #HalloweenMovie has to be this one. I‘ve always loved Basil Rathbone. 🖤

#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge

4thhouseontheleft I love this version! 5d
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TheReadingMermaid
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When I think of something ghostly I can't help but think of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the headless horseman that haunted the people there.

#ChillingPhotoChallenge
1pt for #TeamStoker
#Scarathlon

Megara I love this art! 1w
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DGRachel
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Destined to be an annual listen, just like A Christmas Carol in December. I enjoy this short tale, if for no other reason that I can so clearly picture the Disney animated short, and I've loved that ever since I was little. Tom Mison does a great job narrating. There are a few problematic elements, but that's to be expected from a story originally published in 1820. Book 2 finished for #Screamathon. :)

@4thhouseontheleft

MelissaSue81 We listened to this on our way home from Visiting Sleepy Hollow. ☺️ 1w
Gezemice I enjoy this one, too, but I don‘t think it is scary. If it was, I probably wouldn‘t lol 1w
DGRachel @Gezemice I agree- it‘s not scary. It‘s just a fun, Halloween story. 1w
sprainedbrain Oh I love the narration of this! Tom Mison‘s voice is just 😍 1w
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Lady_Tigana_20
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(Day 10: Orange & Black) (Letter L) First thing that came to mind when I thought orange & black, besides tigers, was Halloween. And when I think Halloween, I think the Headless Horseman. This edition has the original Irving text, but Gris Grimly illustrates it. (FYI, I couldn‘t find the Grimly ed in drop-down box.) #ColormePretty #PhotoChallenge #HeadlessHorseman #SleepyHollow #GrisGrimly @Sweetkokoro #BBRC #A2Z @LibrarianRyan

FlowerFairy We have this one! Absolutely love it! 😁 3mo
AbigailDays I love those quirky illustrations! That's a very cool copy. 3mo
LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 3mo
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MelissaSue81
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My mom and I went to Tarrytown/sleepy hollow this weekend and listened to this story on the way home. I actually really enjoyed it. The story was creepy, but also funny at parts. It was fun to see the headless horseman bridge and the graveyard.

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OrangeMooseReads
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I need to get reading I‘m still on issue 1 lol

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OrangeMooseReads
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Life happened today and my walk did not 😢
Dentist this morning for a quick fix on my permanent retainer, volunteered for a few hours, my parents were here building me a new bed, and I let man cub take a half day of school. With all of that my walk just didn‘t happen. I barely got any reading in today only a few minutes of my serial reader series.
(Yes I fixed the grammar on the Bitmoji)

DivineDiana Be kind to yourself! And pick yourself up tomorrow! 👏🏻💪🏻👍🏻 5mo
OrangeMooseReads @DivineDiana I will. I think the rest will be good for me. 5mo
BarbaraJean It‘s okay when other things get in the way—other things are important, too! Tomorrow is another day. You got this. 😊 5mo
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OrangeMooseReads @BarbaraJean yes they are. Thanks 😊 5mo
TheBookAddict It‘s ok, life happens. 😆 I like your Bitmoji. 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl Sometimes that‘s how it goes! As Scarlett O‘Hara said, “Tomorrow is another day!” 5mo
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EmilieGR
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Fun! Visit the place for more context

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HOTPock3tt
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📚 Tagged
🎥 Sleepless in Seattle
🎵 The lion sleeps tonight 😆
#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 💜😴💜 6mo
SW-T 😊😊😊 6mo
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sudi
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Book - The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
Song - Golden Slumbers
Movie - Sleepless In Seattle

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 😴💙😴 6mo
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monalyisha
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@GondorGirl Thank you, belatedly, for your giveaway box!

Moxie is super-jealous of the magical bath I‘m going to take later, & the magical coffee I‘m going to drink in the morning (she says she is *NOT* too little for caffeine! And then she stamped her little, furry foot).

Sleepy Hollow is on my list of short, weekend getaways to take with my husband, so I‘m pumped I‘ll have a copy of the book to take along!

Thanks for sharing the love! ✨🎃🖤

GondorGirl Moxie is so adorable! I love her! 🐇 7mo
shanaqui Hulk once developed a habit of deliberately knocking over my glass so she could lick cola up from the floor. She's with Moxie: buns should get all the caffeine they want! 7mo
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Pamdelions
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I enjoyed reading this story. After watching movies, it's nice to get the real story. It's good to read the classics even if you enjoy the movies. The movies never get the stories totally correct.
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#classics #horror #gothic #shortstories

ShyBookOwl I finally read this recently. The story is so pervasive in pop culture that I hadn't really registered that I hadn't actually read it lol 7mo
Pamdelions @ShyBookOwl I've done that with a few of the classics, so I'm trying to read them here and there. I'm finding they're full of surprises. Because I grew up watching the movies I assumed I knew the stories. I was wrong! lol 7mo
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Emma3
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This wasn't at all how I imagined it to be. I guess over the years the tale has been elaborated so much more that I thought I knew it. It was a quick and easy read

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GinEyre22
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Current status of 2019#LitsyAtoZ

WanderingBookaneer I‘m 3 books in! 9mo
CoffeeNBooks I've completed one of my books, and I'm currently reading books #2-5! 📚 9mo
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Mollyanna
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Irving is the master of description! I felt, saw, smelled everything in this short book, including Ichabod‘s fear. A great tale and perfect for the season. Perfectly paced on @SerialReader

This was my first finish for #13in3

Samplergal 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 11mo
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Andrew65
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sprainedbrain
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Today has been my day for #screamathon short stories on audio. I haven‘t read this since high school, and I got this version for Tom Mison.😍

Irving‘s descriptions of the fall scenery, the food at the banquet, and most of all of poor Ichabod are wonderful (and funny). I adore the voice of the ‘historian‘ telling the story. For the most part, it is not scary, but that night ride still gave me chills.

And that narration! ❤️

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great narrator choice! 12mo
Peddler410 I‘m going to look for that on Audible tonight. 12mo
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jillrhudy
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THANK YOU “Chip from Tampa” for a riveting audio performance of my favorite #Halloween story! Free on LibriVox 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! #novella #OctoberPutASpellonYou #LibriVox #Spooktober #newengland #audiobook #classic #publicdomain

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Babs_book_obsession
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Yeah, I didn't feel the love for this one. I suppose it could have been the radio drama format but still not sure I would have liked it. Mehhh? I would say it was the times but The Wizard of Oz is from this era and it is excellent. Just not my cup of tea.

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Minispok
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Phantasma.Maddie
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My very late #spookathon TBR! #TheLovelyBones for my thriller. #Ghostopolis for my book with purple on the cover. #TheGraveyardBook for my book with a spooky word in the title. #TheLegendofSleepyHollow for my book from a different time period. #TheHalloweenTree for my book with pictures in it. 📚🎃👻⚰️☠️😈📚

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DGRachel
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I have always loved the Disney short animated version of this story and I read it in print 20 years ago. This audiobook is narrated by Tom Mison who played Crane in the Fox series a few years ago. I always envision the Disney version when I hear this, even with Mison as the narrator, but that‘s okay. I love the story and it‘s just my level of creepy. I think this will become an October reread tradition for me, like Dickens in December.

sprainedbrain Oooooh... Tom Mison. 😍 12mo
Dogearedcopy I enjoyed this one too! (And like you, think of the Disney version which I think is amazingly more accurate than I would normally give Disney credit for being!) I did wonder why Tom Mison was cast/what the connection was but hadn‘t looked into it! 12mo
Zelma I agree with loving the Disney short. I always found it frightening! 12mo
DGRachel @Zelma I watched it last night and seriously thought it was going to give me nightmares! 😱🙈 12mo
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LibraryCin
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I've read the story a couple of times before, but I thought this would be a good time of year to listen to the audio if my library had one available. Lucky for me, it did! Not only that, the one I borrowed was read by Anthony Heald (Giles from Buffy!). I really enjoyed his narration of the story. Cont in comments...

LibraryCin I feel like I even caught a few things that I might have missed in reading it. It still has a lot of description and you really do need to pay attention, but I did well with this audio 12mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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Washington Irving is a master at setting a scene! I enjoyed this macabre #classic much more than I thought I would. Book 2 for #screamathon and #halloweenread for #pop18

Later today @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen and I will be announcing the giveaway winner for Season 3 of #Booked2018 ... stay tuned!

Cinfhen I‘ll have to wait until morning... about to call it a night 👻congrats to the lucky Litten🎉💚🎉 12mo
Velvetfur I'd like to read this one day as I loved the film so much! 💀 12mo
MinDea That is a beautiful edition! 12mo
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Palimpsest
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I grew up watching the 1980 version of this movie with Jeff Goldblum as Ichabod Crane as pedagogue and later Johnny Depp‘s scientific version. Little did I know that Crane in the story is much more inclined to superstition and more like a gluttonous buffoon than a soft-spoken romantic teacher. I love the antiquated language and found the story amusing and can see why it‘s become a classic but much prefer the vision I had of Ichabod in my head!

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Craftylikefox
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The Headless Horseman (Christopher Walken version)
Usually pine, cedar, woodsmoke, nothing super sweet or overly floral.
No cheese, Ice cream or milk Lactose Intolerance 😔
Spooky, but I do love a good pun
Binx!
Witches!!! And werewolves

AsYouWish I like the Headless Horseman too!!! 13mo
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BooksAndYarn
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Felt the need for something a little scary, as is the custom, so I‘m finally digging into this story. I‘ve got monsters and horror on my mind and in my heart all year round, but it‘s always a little better when August ends and it‘s officially Halloween season 😉
P.S. Anyone else watch the animated short as a kid ... or kidult? I still have to stop and watch if it‘s on. Also I‘m looking for some horror novel recommendations (no King please).

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LikelyLibrarian
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It wasn‘t on the itinerary, but I couldn‘t pas up the chance to see the setting of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Super cute!

Kmmsellers Oh my god!!! So jealous! 1y
LikelyLibrarian @Kmmsellers We didn‘t stay long, but it‘s so adorable! I bet it‘s beautiful in the fall. 1y
Kmmsellers You and I should plan a girls trip in the fall sometime 😊 1y
LikelyLibrarian @Kmmsellers Absolutely! I really want to come back up here in the fall!! 1y
Kmmsellers Me too! That‘s one of the reasons I hate the kind of work we do. It‘s hard to get off work in the fall 😜 but I so want to visit New England in the fall. 1y
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Arkrayder
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Another nice re-read. Always loved The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow. Would love more stories like this.

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Libby1
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This did not read as I had expected.

I expected chills and frills but got a view of 18th century New England that read more like a morality tale than a ghost story.

I still enjoyed it, but could not remove the Disney cartoon Ichabod from my mind!

Thanks again, @SerialReader ! 👻 🎃

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Gezemice
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I loved this charming, jolly tale, about Ichabod Crane, one of the greatest humorous characters ever invented. There is nothing scary about this story. It has lovely descriptions of landscapes and country life, comic characters, delightful writing, and gentle poking fun of supertitions. I adored the long, sumptuous, creative food descriptions especially. Short and delightful. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

jillrhudy I read it every October. 2y
Gezemice @jillrhudy Wow that‘s dedication :) (edited) 2y
jillrhudy The physicality of Gunpowder matches that of Ichabod which perfectly matches Irving‘s description and is hilarious to look at—typical Thomas & Johnston animation genius. 2y
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Gezemice @jillrhudy I have not seen it. I must be the last person on earth who knew nothing of this story before I read it. Which was a plus, because it was not scary but humorous. I was looking for a picture to match the feel of the book and this was it! Sorry but the romantic interpretations are just wrong. 2y
jillrhudy @Gezemice you really should see it. It‘s adorable. When I was a kid they showed it at Halloween on “The Wonderful World of Disney.” It‘s probably on Youtube somewhere. 2y
Gezemice @jillrhudy I will try to find it! The art looks spot on! Thanks for the recommendation :) 2y
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Gezemice
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I just love the writing in this story. So jolly and charming.

LeahBergen I can‘t tell... is he a vegetarian? 😂😂 2y
Gezemice @LeahBergen He has other similar visions of food in the story - involving sweets. I just loved those descriptions. 2y
jillrhudy 🤣 LOVE my very favorite passage! 2y
Gezemice @jillrhudy Awesome! The food passages were genius. 2y
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Libby1
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As I‘m reading this old tale on @SerialReader I can‘t seem to get the Disney image of Ichabod Crane out of my mind.

Haste! Begone!

Has anyone else had a similar problem when reading a familiar, though unread, story?

(Image from Google.)

SerialReader I have that problem with Scrooge and the Mr Magoo version 😂 2y
rabbitprincess I read A Christmas Carol for the first time last year and pictured the characters from Mickey's Christmas Carol 😂 2y
Gezemice I did not know anything about it. Which seemed to be a good thing because I loved it. I have seen so many reviews that expected it to be scary. It is not. It is lovely. 2y
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Libby1 @SerialReader - that‘s a big problem! 😃🦆 2y
Libby1 @rabbitprincess - there‘s also the danger with A Christmas Carol of picturing The Muppets! 2y
Libby1 @Gezemice - I was surprised by it, too. I hadn‘t realised the story was so old, and I was charmed by the description of life in late 18th century New England. 2y
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mrsmarch
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Sorry I‘ve been quiet. New puppy takes a lot of energy! She‘s getting better about nipping...she‘s growing and learning. Today was her first official vet visit. She‘s exhausted.

Socks from @Silent_Whispers #halloweengoespostal

Puredragonstar Aweeee puppy!!!! 🐶🐶🐶 2y
Mollyanna What a cutie 🐶❤️🐶 2y
TricksyTails 🐶♥️🐶♥️ They grow so fast!! 2y
mrsmarch @TricksyTails Like 4 pounds in 2 weeks....not kidding. 2y
TricksyTails 😳 Wow! 2y
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Notmacaroniandcheese
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one of those classic spooky tales that are so engrained in American culture that I‘m shocked when I think that I‘ve made it 25 years without actually reading it. The story is slow going and overflowing with somewhat unnecessary descriptions This is especially noticeable when read with the Serial Reader app. The story really gets interesting at issue 5 and that is what will keep me coming back every Halloween season.

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Leniverse
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Finally, over halfway into the story, we meet the Headless Horseman, at least as hearsay. 🙄 So far everything else has been descriptions of scenery, food, local dress, and of Ichabod Crane.

julesG I found this story very slow going. 2y
Leniverse @julesG Yes. They've certainly spruced it up for the movie version! 2y
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Leniverse
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"he was a huge feeder, and, though lank, had the dilating powers of an anaconda" ? ?

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Lcsmcat
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Rip van Winkle could write a convincing #odetosleep. #tuneintoNovember @Cinfhen @Robothugs

LeahBergen Yes! 2y
Blaire Great pick! 2y
Cinfhen 🏆awesome illustrations great choice 2y
Centique Nice one! 2y
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Jen_Reads
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Couldn‘t go to Sleepy Hollow and Croton-On-Hudson without picking up these. Haunted poetry featuring lots of poets like Emily Dickinson and more and I‘ve never actually read The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow.

#classics #poetry #sleepyhollow #bookhaul

CoffeeCatsBooks Such a pretty area! 🎃 2y
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BookBelle84
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Beautiful descriptions and the perfect little story for Halloween!

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readem_andweep
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Happy spooktober, everyone! And happy reading 📖🎃

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keithmalek
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Having fun at the Halloween store a couple weeks ago.

LauraJ Adorkable! 2y
Balibee146 Hope you bought it for today! This is a UK joke... 'oooh suits you sir, oooooh' Will post you a YouTube link!! 😁👍👍 2y
Balibee146 Ha ha I think I'll forget that link to the comedy sketch.... It's much much ruder than I remembered and less funny.... Fail! 🤔🙄😯 2y
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brennahawleycraig
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What a wonderful Halloween bookish package from @LouBeth today!! A perfect mix of spooky and fun! I‘m gonna get some scary reads in from this very soon. And I‘ve always wanted to get one of those bookish candles and now I have one! I love it all, thank you SO MUCH! #halloweeengoespostal #fallbookexchange @BookishMarginalia

CatLass007 That‘s the cutest mummy I‘ve ever seen. 2y
brennahawleycraig @CatLass007 I know! Took me back to my Beanie Baby-collecting days! 2y
LeahBergen ❤️❤️ 2y
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CouronneDhiver Cute mummy! Love it 2y
LouBeth @brennahawleycraig I'm so glad you like it. I wanted to add a book that had nothing to do with Halloween and when I saw you reading a romance I had to add one of my favorites. I've not read that fear street series but the lady at the book store recommended it when I asked for horror. Sabriel is awesome though. 2y
brennahawleycraig @LouBeth Sabriel has been on my radar!! And I wasn‘t allowed to read RL Stine as a kid so I‘m excited to do it now 😊 I‘m a recent convert to romances and am really enjoying them. I‘ve read a couple of here and loved them so I‘m excited to read this one!! 2y
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BookBelle84
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Starting this one for my Halloween read! I have never read it before but I love the movie. #serialreader

mabell I love the imagery. The writing is just amazing. I have this to reread on serial reader too! 2y
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cariashley
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Another short #spooktober read. It started out a little dull but I really liked how it ended. Love getting through these classics I‘ve never read on #serialreader!

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