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The Witches
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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Classic Dahl in an enticing, collectable new format. REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ORDINARY JOBS. So you could be living right next door to a witch and youd never even know it! Luckily, this story, about the defeat of the gruesome Grand High Witch and her evil cronies, points out the vital clues. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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eve8
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The witches is another Roald Dahl book. Its a very mysterious story... I enjoyed it very mutch.

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IamIamIam
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Dahl does no wrong!! I loved this book about a boy and his Norwegian cigar-smoking grandmother who find a ton (or 85...well, 84) real witches plotting to kill all the children of Inkland, er, I mean England. 😁 Sorry, my head is so itchy and it's quite distracting. Must be my, um... dandruff?

TheLibrarian Love this! Have you seen the movie? 2mo
IamIamIam @TheLibrarian Yes!!! I grew up watching the movie but just got around to the book! Everything he does is so magical!!! 😍 2mo
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IamIamIam
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Took some light reading to the pool today! We don't come to the community pool often because both my parents and my inlaws have pools but it's nice to let the kids catch up with their friends!

Soubhiville This is my favorite Dahl! 2mo
IamIamIam @Soubhiville I love the movie and can't believe I'm only getting to it now!! Better late than never, I suppose! 🤣 2mo
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JamieArc
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I am so excited about this! I love Roald Dahl, of course, but Penelope Bagieu is a lovely person and I loved her graphic novel Brazen. It will be interesting, as Quentin Blake‘s illustrations are so intertwined with Dahl‘s books.

JSW This is so exciting!!!! 3mo
LibrarianRyan Ihhhhhhhhh. Want. 3mo
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Reagan-reads
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We finished reading The Witches (book 11 for March) and the library can through with the movie which she is loving! I never read any Ronald Dahl as a child so I am loving reading them with Freja. Next up, James and the Giant Peach. This one was great though, and surprisingly dark although that seems to be a trademark of his. I really liked the non-fairytale ending, and if your kid has a dark sense of humour then I would recommend. A fun read aloud

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ChristySevern
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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Finished The Witches tonight with my son and he loved it! He's excited to see the movie now and hopefully we can still go see my university's theater production of the book in March! We might start on James and the Giant Peach next... or maybe Matilda lol we'll see what we choose 😊

#BubbaReads #StoryTime

jenniferajanes I love Roald Dahl! 6mo
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ChristySevern
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Dug this baby out to start reading to my son! I've read him Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator before so I'm excited to share this one with him!

TobeyTheScavengerMonk What age is he, if you don‘t mind me asking? I‘ve been thinking about introducing these to my elder kiddo. 7mo
ChristySevern @TobeyTheScavengerMonk He's 9yo 😊 I've been reading him the HP series but we're taking a break after finishing #5 in December. I had taken this one out to have him read on his own but he didn't want to lol 7mo
DustyPages I love this one so much aftet watching the movie for year I finally picked up the book and I loved it just as much! 7mo
ChristySevern @DustyPages It's been years since I've watched the movie! I'll have to find it to watch with my son after we finish the book 😊 7mo
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ChristySevern
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Found out my university theater department will be featuring Roald Dahl's "The Witches" as their spring production! I guess I know what book I'll be reading to my son now that we've finished The Westing Game ?

hissingpotatoes One of my absolute favs ❤ 7mo
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Sarina.Dahlan
Witches | Roald Dahl
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This book was my first Rohl Dahl. It was also the first fiction I decided to read not for entertainment but for research as I‘m writing a middle grade story. From a writer‘s standpoint, I learned that 1) It‘s very difficult to write a children‘s story, 2) Rohl Dahl was amazing at it.

From the first sentence to the last, the “voice” and plot of the story never waver. There were no wasted words in this story about courage in the face of danger.

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jmtrivera
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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📖 Winnie the Pooh, When I was Puerto Rican, Where the Sidewalk Ends
✒ Wodehouse and Wilde
🎬 The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The West Wing, When Harry Met Sally... What a letter W is!
🍽 Wine! 🍷
#ManicMonday @JoScho
#OopsImLate
#IFellAsleep

gradcat I actually thought of Wodehouse...I love Bertie Wooster! 8mo
jmtrivera @gradcat So do I. The Jeeves and Wooster stories are just delightful! Always a good light read. 8mo
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 8mo
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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It's been so long, the only thing I really remembered was how much the movie scared me with how every woman wearing gloves is a witch that hates children.

I adored the relationship between the boy and his grandmother. She reminded me so much of my own grandmothers, I really just kind of spent the last 15 minutes or so sniffling.

Miranda Richardson was brilliant, but I do need to return my HP fancard for not recognizing her. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

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SMayWrites
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Mehso-so

In truth, I'd probably give this book 4 stars. So maybe I should have said it was a pick for me? Either way...this was a bit darker than I remember it being. Especially for a kids book. Lots of humor though and I certainly appreciate Roald Dahl's style. It was very imaginative and I'll definitely be reading it again, hopefully to my kids some day.

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sammisho
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Delightful! #awesomeaudiobooks

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SMayWrites
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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Today has been an excellent day to cozy up and read. Soph has been keeping me company as I read The Witches and eat Halloween candy. Feeling totally relaxed (though a bit sugar high) on this rainy Sunday.

#catsoflitsy #sundayplans #currentlyreading

Freespirit Beautiful cat😊 10mo
SMayWrites @Freespirit Aw thanks 😊 shes quite a lady lol 10mo
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sammisho
Witches | Roald Dahl
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Today's #audiobaking treats. No bake cookies, and pumpkin bread.

Christine I love your baking posts!! 🍪 🍞 👩‍🍳 10mo
sammisho @Christine Thank you!!!🍞🍞🍞🍪🍪🍪 10mo
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SMayWrites
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@Q84 My #swapoween package arrived yesterday and I love everything! Thank you so much! I'm devoting today to reading The Witches because I haven't read it since elementary school and I love Roald Dahl. The candy corn will be eaten shortly lol.
Thanks @Nessavamusic for sending it on!
@BurghBookAddict 🎃

Q84 Did you get the cup/Jar that was in it? 10mo
SMayWrites @Q84 Oh yes! Sorry 😆 I was drinking out of it! 10mo
Q84 Ok good I was a little worried there for a minute. 10mo
SMayWrites @Q84 it's all here! And I love it! 10mo
Q84 I'm glad you like it and I hope it was worth all the trouble. 10mo
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DarcysMom
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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Someone is reading to me - I have a cold and she is sure this will make me feel better. She may be right. ❤

Megabooks 😊👍🏻💜 10mo
CouronneDhiver 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 10mo
Nebklvr Sweetes thing ever! 10mo
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jfalkens
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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Short but enjoyable
#bookjarpick

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Kshakal
Witches | Roald Dahl
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I had a Halloween fairy visit my house today... I loved coming home to this hanging on my door, however I have no idea who it is from...

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jfalkens
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Andrew65 Love this book! 10mo
nu-bibliophile Ooooo 😍 10mo
jfalkens @Andrew65 I enjoyed it too 😊 10mo
jfalkens @nu-bibliophile 😊 10mo
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BooksAndTea97
Witches | Roald Dahl
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"It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you."

This a really special book. I have fallen in love with it! I just wish I had a chance to read more of Roald Dahl's books when I was little. Still the 21 year old me enjoys them immensely.

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GatheringBooks
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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#WitchyReads Day 25: While I personally don‘t go for audio books, this looks perfect for today‘s #WitchyAudio prompt.

Linsy For sure! I still need to read that one!! 💜 10mo
BooknerdsLife Love this book and the movie! Hope you enjoy the audio book too 🙌💕 10mo
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BooksAndTea97
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So good. So good. So good.
Listening the audiobook for this one and it's done really well.
#octoberreads #witches

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Nitpickyabouttrains
Witches | Roald Dahl
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My #witchpleaseswap arrived today! So excited to open!

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That-Bookish-Hiker
Witches | Roald Dahl
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1) One of my favorites of many.
2) cake and pie!
3) hiking and running
4) Victoria, BC
5) @MinDea

#friyayintro

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JanJan
Witches | Roald Dahl
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I'm so excited for this swap, and so is my witchy friend Margaux! #WitchPleaseSwap @JoScho @monalyisha

JennyM Margaux 💕🐶 10mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder What a sweet face! 10mo
JoScho Yay! How adorable is that pupper?! 10mo
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Kappadeemom What a sweet dogger!! 10mo
EH2018 Awwww puppy!! 10mo
JoScho Jan please forgive me for not wrapping your gifts. I usually do but life was hectic and wanted to get it in the mail so nothing is wrapped. 10mo
JanJan @JoScho No problem at all! I usually wrap too, but same for yours. Sorry! 10mo
JoScho That‘s perfect 🔮 10mo
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SomedayAlmost
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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Fear not, @ladyneverwhere your witchy books, take two, are en route to your new address! So sorry for the mix up! Hopefully the signed book in your first box will find you eventually. Happy Halloween! Thanks, @monalyisha #secondtry

SomedayAlmost I had sent 2 bookish gifts in the first of the 2 packages, and a gift with the books in the second package, lest anyone think I didn‘t follow the rules, but to me the heart of the swap is the books. That‘s why I was happy to send two packages.,📚 (edited) 10mo
ladyneverwhere Can't wait to get the books! Thank you so so much!!! 10mo
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SomedayAlmost
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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An awesome box of witchy reads just arrived from the generous @ladyneverwhere ! Must resist urge to peek inside! 📚 Thanks for organizing @monalyisha 🎃 #excited #witchpleaseswap #grateful #happyhallowewn

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ladyneverwhere
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Be on the lookout @SomedayAlmost ! As of yesterday afternoon your #witchplease package is on its way. I hope you enjoy it!

SomedayAlmost Yay! I can‘t wait! 10mo
SomedayAlmost It just arrived! Yay! Thank you so much!! 10mo
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GatheringBooks
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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#OctoberPutASpellOnYou Day 10: The only thing missing in the illustration is the #WitchsHat. As Iphigene noted in her review: “Towards the end of the story, I found myself confronted with some wisdom. I find that the truth and frankness are the gifts of the wise. There is wisdom in accepting the inevitable and living once life at its fullest without the attempts at prolonging or changing so much of it.” Full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-2fO

ClairesReads Love this! 10mo
GatheringBooks @ClairesReads likewise!! :) 10mo
vkois88 A classic ❤❤❤ 10mo
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JenlovesJT47
Witches | Roald Dahl
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I had to be quick to snap this while Chipper was walking by (apologies for the poor quality!). I thought it was fitting to have my beautiful black kitty in the picture! I received not one but two boxes for the #witchpleaseswap from @Nevermore88 !! Lady, you are spoiling me! I can‘t wait to open them, I‘m going to put them away so I don‘t get too tempted before Halloween. Thank you so much! 🤗

#bookmail
#Chipper
#Halloween
#catsoflitsy

Tadams4 He is beautiful! 11mo
JenlovesJT47 @Tadams4 thank you!! 🤗 11mo
Nevermore88 Yay! I‘m glad you received your packages! 11mo
mrsmarch 🐾🐾🐾🐾 10mo
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tdrosebud
Witches | Roald Dahl
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Linsy Love it! 🎃 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧙‍♀️🖤 11mo
tracey38 Cute!!! 11mo
vkois88 Love it! 11mo
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thereadingowlvina
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🍂 Both
🍂 Pumpkin pie
🍂 Witches 🧙‍♀️
🍂 Haunted house
🍂 Both
🍂 @hes7 @CoffeeK8 @JacintaMCarter @sudi and anyone who wants to play along!

@JenlovesJT47 #TuesdayTidbits #ThisOrThat 💗

JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 11mo
CoffeeK8 Thanks for the tag 💕 11mo
sudi Thanks for the tag 💖💖💖 11mo
thereadingowlvina @CoffeeK8 @sudi You're welcome! 💗 11mo
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hermyknee
Witches | Roald Dahl
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My #WitchPleaseSwap box is here! Thank you, @MirrorMask ... I don‘t mean to spoil the surprise but we were matched with each other! You should be getting one of the books I‘m sending you via media mail this week, then the rest of the box will be en route after the #hocuspocus swap so I can make sure I‘m not sending the same things as your other match.

Thanks for setting this up, @monalyisha 💜

MirrorMask Yay!!! I'm glad you got it. 11mo
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llwheeler
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Thanks for the tag @Andrea4 😊
1. Have read so little of either that I can't really say
2. Both. Both is good.
3. Witches, I suppose. Prob read more vampires though.
4. Hayride
5. Don't think I've seen The Exorcist so guess I'll go with Psycho
6. Consider yourself tagged if you want to play
#tuesdaytidbits #thisorthat @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 11mo
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Nevermore88
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Packages sent. Yes, I know two boxes 🙀 I couldn‘t help myself I had fun shopping for this person and hopefully they like it. #witchpleaseswap

monalyisha 😵🖤🔮✨! 11mo
Nevermore88 I emailed you the tracking numbers 11mo
BethM Dang! 11mo
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Captivatedbybooks Mira esta!!!! You joined a bookswap!!! THEY ARE ADDICTING 10mo
Nevermore88 Lol yup they are starting too 10mo
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TheBookStacker
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#tuesdaytidbits #thisorthat @JenlovesJT47
1. Thriller
2. Apple Pie
3. Witches
4. Haunted House
5. Psycho (I love Alfred Hitchcock!)
6. All of you!!!

🧛🏻‍♂️🧟‍♀️🧙🏻‍♀️🧝🏻‍♂️🧞‍♂️🧚🏻‍♀️☠️🎃👻👽😈

JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 11mo
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JoScho
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Real witches don't ride around on broomsticks. They don't even wear black cloaks and hats. They are vile, cunning, detestable creatures who disguise themselves as nice, ordinary ladies. So how can you tell when you're face to face with one?
#thewitchisback #octoberputaspellonyou

hermyknee Did you get the thing I sent yet?? 11mo
JoScho @hermyknee not yet! I came home and eagerly checked the mail but nothing there. Maybe tomorrow 🤞💜 11mo
hermyknee Ugghhh USPS why you gotta do me like that?! 11mo
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JoScho @hermyknee lol I know! They kinda suck sometimes but tomorrow my little dog has to go see a specialist surgeon about having his gallbladder removed and a biopsy on his liver so something sweet in the mailbox will be a welcome distraction. Super stressed and anxious Mom dog here! 11mo
hermyknee I really hope you get it tomorrow and I am sending positive vibes and love your way 💛💛💛 11mo
JoScho @hermyknee thanks Liz 🤗❤️🤗 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JoScho awwww I‘m sorry 😢😢❤️ 11mo
JoScho @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thanks Misty! I am just hoping we can get the surgery soon and he will start feeling better ❤️ 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JoScho 🙏🏻🙏🏻 11mo
Eggs I do hope your fur baby will be ok 💛💙💖 11mo
JoScho @Eggs thank you Sherri! 🤗❤️ 11mo
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Regi_C
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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@monalyisha made this fun witchy bingo for the #witchpleaseswap. As you can see....I got double bingo 😱

I also set my sweater on fire with the heating stove in my Hokkaido apartment. That was a great day....

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SexyCajun
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THIS book was banned in England u might think it had something to do with the witches wanting to EAT KIDS, but no it‘s was banned for its perceived misogyny. In the book, only WOMEN can be witches! Besides that, this book is BRILLIANT! So delicious and audiobook HIGHLY recommended for sound effects!

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erzascarletbookgasm
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“In fairy tales, witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks, and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. This is about REAL WITCHES.” So goes the opening line of the book.

#NewHogwartsAdventure #broom

LittleBug This was one of my favourite books as a kid. So much fun!!🤩 11mo
vkois88 The movie based on this scared the hell out of me as a kid 😂😂 so much so, that it blocked out any memories I have of reading it. But I have it, so I'll re-read it at some point 😊 11mo
andrew61 I read this book to all 3 of my daughters but my now 19 yr old who is a horror movie fan is the only one who i had to stop reading it to as she was terrified! I may have to remind her now. I do however remember the scene in the kitchen being laugh out loud funny. 11mo
Blaire Love this one! 11mo
Bookworm.Nerd Roald Dahl was my favorite children's author 😍 love that one 11mo
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LittleBug
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🔪 Loki, I know it‘s cliche, but I can‘t help myself
🕯Vanilla
🚫 I can‘t eat anything that‘s prepared with alcohol. Even if it‘s just a drop, or the alcohol long gone after being heated...
👻 This is going to be my first year decorating for Halloween and I want the motion sensor at our front door to trigger creepy laughter. Does that count?
🌕 I don‘t know, it‘s been so long since I‘ve seen that movie!
🎃 Witches!
🔮 have a lovely Sunday!

AsYouWish The motion sensor for creepy laughter sounds amazing!!! 11mo
LittleBug @AsYouWish gotta get my husband to arrange it🤞🏼 11mo
Kayla.Adriena I don't think it's cliche to list Loki! I want a cat just so I can name it Loki! 11mo
LittleBug @Kayla.Adriena nice name for a cat!! I‘m more of a dog person...I think Thor would be better fit for a dog... 11mo
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Andrea4
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Oh how I loved this! I missed out on reading Dahl as a kid but this was still really enjoyable! I know have to rewatch the movie of course! Angelica Houston 😍

Soubhiville This is my favorite Dahl! 11mo
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TheBookKeepers
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I‘m so thrilled for the #witchplease swap!! I‘ve had a blast stalking my match, shopping for them, and it has completely immersed me in a witchy mood 🧙🏻‍♀️

If my secret stalker needs ideas... I‘d love witchy socks, hats, candles, incense, cauldrons, natural stone jewelry, etc! Basically all the witchy things! #witchpleaseswap

*artwork credit to Molly Harrison - check out her products on zazzle!*

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this graphic ❤️🖤 12mo
TheBookKeepers Me too! I need it on my wall 😍 or on a sweet bookmark!! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookKeepers that would be cool!!! 12mo
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Andrea4
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Guys, I'm SO excited to listen to this!!! The most awesomely terrifying movie of my childhood! And I've never read it AND I've never read Dahl so this is my first Dahl!!! 😮😮😮
#audiobooks FTW

TheAnitaAlvarez My favorite Dahl after Matilda! 12mo
llwheeler This book actually scared me so much as a kid. Was my least favourite Dahl by a long long shot back then. 12mo
Andrea4 @llwheeler the movie is really quite scary too but I still loved it. I'm not sure how Dahl always seemed to make material for kids that was in fact truly scary... 12mo
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BookwormAHN
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In honor of getting my #WitchPleaseSwap match, who I have so many ideas for. I thought I'd show of some of my books 🧙🏻‍♀️🐱

Chrissyreadit Good idea! I may do something similar. 12mo
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jb72
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#boardbookbonanza weird and dark children‘s book - The Witches - boy is hunted by witches and turned into a mouse. He decides to stay a mouse so he can have a shorter life span and only live as long as his grandmother.

CraftELibrarian One of the creepiest movies from my childhood that I remember! 12mo
jb72 @CraftELibrarian I haven‘t seen the movie. I‘ll have to look it up. 12mo
CraftELibrarian @jb72 it was a bit different from what the summary you gave sounds like. I do plan to read this in the future to find out how it was envisioned originally 12mo
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LapReader
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Especially interested in the feminist side to this swap. Thanks @monalyisha for organising. I have started shopping already.

LapReader I got my email @monalyisha 12mo
monalyisha Great! Thanks for the update - & for joining! 🙌🏻🖤🔮 12mo
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Cheshirecat913
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Signed up for this fun swap.
@monalyisha
#witchpleaseswap