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The Halloween Tree
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
One of Ray Bradburys classic stories available in ebook for the first time.
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Anna from Gustine
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
Mehso-so

😔 I didn't get this book. Maybe if I were in my tweens I would have liked it more. I didn't think there was much of a plot. There was very little tension. When I finished, I was like....is that it? THAT's the story? It is by Ray Bradbury so I probably expected more. For me, it would have worked better as a short story. It was really just a journey through the history of Halloween. Wikipedia would have sufficed.(less)


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UnidragonFrag I bought this one to read for Halloween. I didn't get to it in time, but it's got such stellar reviews and I was kinda looking forward to it. But now? Hm. 2w
Anna from Gustine @UnidragonFrag You might like it. It's all relative. I was expecting something like Something Wicked this Way Comes by Bradbury which I haven't read in years, but remember it definitely having a plot and high stakes. Perhaps I just wasn't the right audience. 😕 2w
UnidragonFrag It's definitely for kids, unlike Something Wicked, which is probably the biggest difference. I don't know, I've been leaning away from MG/YA lately so I might not like it. 2w
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monalyisha
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Realizing that I saved this & never shared it!
#wondrouswednesday

1) Adam & I over the years: Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Calvin & Hobbes; Fidel Castro (beards are hard!) & Mother Nature (I should be sad); The Route of All Evil (or Highway to Hell) & The Bare/Bear Minimum. (They aren‘t all “couple‘s costumes.”)

2) I‘m passionate about:

•The way that green trees look against a blue sky.
•Breakfast foods.
•The laughter of little children. 😂😈👇🏻

monalyisha *cont‘d: I mean that (“the laughter of little children”) in the most genuine & least creepy way possible. I promise I‘m not planning to lure them to my hut & steal their youth.

3) Will do! 🙏🏻
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahahaha!! Love the Route 666 shirt!!! 3w
monalyisha @JanuarieTimewalker13 Thanks! It‘s a road sign I made out of poster board & some string. I was pretty proud of it. 🙃 I wish you could see the details better of my Mother Nature costume, too! I made a bird‘s nest for my head with little robin‘s eggs in it & moss shoes (which smelled *really* weird! 😂). (edited) 3w
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ljuliel Your boyfriend / husband / partner .... (I‘m not sure what they‘re called nowadays as I‘m a bit Out of the Loop ) , looks full of life, ornery, and fun to hang out with. 😊😉🥳 3w
monalyisha @ljuliel You‘ve got him pegged. 😅 He‘s definitely all of that! 3w
readordierachel Those Calvin and Hobbes costumes are adorable! 3w
Eggs Great photos!! Thanks for joining in 🎃👏🏻🤗 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Haha!! That‘s great!! 3w
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BookwormAHN
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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I read a grand total of 28 books this month. 22 were for the #Scarathlon & #Screamathon My favorites are pictured above. This was a really fun month. I love October 🖤
Thank you @TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick & @MrBook for #Scarathlon #TeamStoker
And @4thhouseontheleft for another fantastic year of #Screamathon

TheReadingMermaid You are very welcome sweetheart. So glad you enjoyed yourself 😊 3w
4thhouseontheleft Thanks for participating! Bones Houses was one of my faves as well. 3w
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imabusybee Wow Great month! 3w
Mimi28 Awesome!! 👍🏽😊❤️ 3w
Clwojick SO happy you had a fun month! 3w
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rsteve388
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury

#TeamSlaughter It has been fun! Shout out to @Clwojick for being a great host for our team and to the @ReadingMermaid for running this along side them. You both kicked ass.

Total Stats:
1.) 16 books read !!! I usually only do 8 a month so this is a freaking record!
2.) 2 movies watched and 1 TV show (MindHunters)
3.) I played like maybe 8 games Total.

It was a great October. I am ready to shift gears into #NFNov

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Shakespearience
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Another fun swap in the books! Thanks for the goodies @megzlynn (funny enough I sent my person a book I had read this month as well) and thanks for hosting @LibrarianRyan I enjoyed the swap! #nightmareswap

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 3w
megzlynn I really hope you enjoy! 3w
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Booksnchill
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Pickpick

My Book about Halloween with a pumpkin on the cover to finish the #scaryScavengerHunt as well as the final post for the #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick I love this book - it is a reread and buddy read with my brother for our Brother/sister book club. It is Halloween night and the boys are ready to go out but where is Pippin? He is at the scary house and they must go on a journey through Halloween traditions to get him back!

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BookwormAHN
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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1) Black - Into the Drowning Deep
2) Bone - The Bone House
3) Halloween - The Halloween Tree
4) Pumpkin - The Halloween Tree
5) Witch - The Halloween Tree
6) Number - Torchwood Army of One
7) Vampire - Dracula
8) Matte - We Sold Our Souls
9) Zombies - The Bone Houses
10) 200 - We Sold Our Souls
11) Ch. Dies - The Haunted
12) Series - Hellraiser Bestiary
13) Scares - Into the Drowning Deep
#Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Wonderful I will add you to the list for the drawing 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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Vivlio_Gnosi
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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@megzlynn w/another insightful review.
"The #Halloween Tree is a quintessential Halloween story....The book started off great....The ending was #heartwarming and satisfying....All in all, it was a quick read. It would be perfect for kids this time of year. It was #spooky and fun."

Check out of the rest of her review here!
https://readinginthewildwood.com/2019/10/27/the-halloween-tree-by-ray-bradbury-r...

#readinginthewildwood

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GypsyKat
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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📖 Tagged
🎥 Nightmare Before Christmas
🎶 This is Halloween

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🎃💛🎃 3w
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megzlynn
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Mehso-so

Wrapped up my October tbr with this book. I enjoyed it but it wasn‘t as great as I wanted it to be. I read it because I was excited about the history of Halloween. However, they felt rushed and jumbled together to me. It did get better at the end, which is why I finished it.
⭐️⭐️⭐️

Full review: https://readinginthewildwood.com/2019/10/27/the-halloween-tree-by-ray-bradbury-r...

essence_dionne I've tried to read this, but I couldn't get into it. I thought it was boring. 3w
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BookwormAHN
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Pickpick

First book down for #24b4Monday This was a really cool little story that I should have read earlier 🎃
#Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid
#ScaryScavengerHunt about Halloween & a pumpkin on the cover #Halloween
#BBRC #MiddleGrade #NewClassic
@LibrarianRyan @RachelO

LibrarianRyan 😁❤️👍🏻 4w
BookwormAHN @TheReadingMermaid you missed this one 3w
TheReadingMermaid Got it 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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Clwojick
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Pickpick

Finished this one off this afternoon. The audiobook was great, but I think I‘ll probably reread it next year and do the physical book next time. #TeamSlaughter

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Clwojick
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Current listen while I head out to do some grocery shopping. #halloweentheme #TeamSlaughter

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Pickpick

This one was a new read for me, so glad it came up during the #Scarathlon by so many other readers....it was both a great spooky story and a history of Halloween through both time and place. I loved it!

Halloween read for #Scarathlon
#TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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😉🧙‍♀️

#TeamStoker
#Scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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I‘m playing #ChillingPhotoChallenge catch-up again today!

Oct 20: Jack-o-lantern
Status: I couldn‘t think of any books with a jack-o-lantern 🎃 on my shelf, but I am currently reading this one that I borrowed from the library! 😉

#Scarathlon
#TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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megzlynn
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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@TheSpineView I received my #Halloweencardswap today. Thanks!

TheSpineView Great! Enjoy!🧡🎃🖤 1mo
rather_be_reading awesome! 🎃 4w
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RachelS89
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Mehso-so

This book was ok. Personally I'm not a fan of Bradbury's writing style, but the story was fun and spooky.

I saw this tree at Jack's Pumpkin Glow festival in Philly this weekend, and it reminded me of the tree in the book 🎃

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Clwojick
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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I got here before everyone else, so I get a few minutes to start this.Thank gosh! 🎃 #TeamSlaughter

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FantasyChick
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Pickpick

I can't believe I've never read this! I vaguely remember the movie from childhood. I loved this quick little read about a group of Trick or Treaters who visit the past and learn about Halloween from other times and places.

#scarathlon #teamslaughter #halloweentheme @Clwojick

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UnidragonFrag
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Just bought this. Still haven't read it, but looking forward to it. I just think of candy any time I think of trick-or-treating. As I'm sure these kids do.

#candy #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker #Scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

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LouBeth
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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TracyReadsBooks
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Pickpick

A cup of tea and a delightful Halloween story gloriously illustrated by Gris Grimly‘s quirky, creepy, atmospheric art made for a great start to the day. On Halloween, when a group of neighborhood boys happen upon a mysterious house where they are greeted by an equally mysterious man, they find themselves embarking on the adventure of a lifetime—through time and around the world and back again. A fun story with great illustrations.

LauraJ I haven‘t seen that version. Something to seek out! 1mo
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TracyReadsBooks
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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I‘ve read a lot of good but not great books lately and certainly nothing that has really wowed me...all of which is to say, I feel like I‘m teetering on the edge of a reading funk. Soooo, I‘m going with a holiday read for my next book in the hopes that it will improve my reading mood. 🤞

TheBookAddict 🤞🏽I hope this one does it. 🤞🏽 1mo
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Mehso-so

Come along as we follow a group of young boys on Halloween, as they chase after their kidnapped friend, through time and space, landing in places like Ancient Egypt, Notre Dame, and Mexico, learning about the historical and new customs of Halloween.

Apparently, there are amazing illustrations in the print version, so I‘m going to have to hunt that down soon. But the narration of Pinchot was perfect for a quick Halloween listen. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

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rsteve388
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Currently Watching Halloween Tree #TeamSlaughter

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Jari-chan
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Pickpick

I didn't even know that Bradbury wrote for a younger audience as well. I throughly enjoyed this book and the it's told. The rhythm of Bradburys language is very affecting. A great book about the origins of Halloween with some nice twists and turns and therefore the perfect Halloween read! 💀

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Marmie7
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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This was a fun listen. The narrator was very good.
#teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid. 6pts
#scaryscavengerhunt - has a witch in it

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flying_monkeys
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #AutumnLeaves 🎃 @4thhouseontheleft

A tree with pumpkins for leaves. Love the cover art on this one! And it's a good story too.

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EadieB
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Finished listening to this today. I found it to be very interesting and enjoyable. I loved the narrator‘s voice!

#TheHalloweenTree #RayBradbury #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter #ScaryScavengerHunt #Halloween
6 points

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ElizaMarie
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Day 7: Orange, so it‘s a tree and it‘s orange so I‘m tagging this book.. :) the first time I saw leaves change colors was when I started traveling for work (we don‘t really have seasons where I‘m from)

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon #ChillingPhotoChallenge

@TheReadingMermaid

1 point participation

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
rather_be_reading 😍😍 1mo
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samanthagutt
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Pickpick

I actually really enjoyed this book! It was a really short, easy read and a lot of fun. Perfect story for Halloween 🎃 also fits 2 categories for the #scaryscavengerhunt (1) About Halloween and (2) With a pumpkin on the cover #scarathlon #teamslaughter

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RealBooks4ever
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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4 stars for the story, a fifth star for Bronson Pinchot's interpretation in voicing the story! This Halloween tale takes a bunch of boys from a small town and sweeps them through the history of Halloween, the cultures and whyfors of traditions through the ages. It tells of the never-ending fear of a new dawn never breaking. Pinchot's voice holds you spellbound - he is SO GOOD!

rsteve388 I just finished this as well! Yay 1mo
RealBooks4ever @rsteve388 Isn‘t it marvelous?! 1mo
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samanthagutt
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Waiting to go out to dinner.. seemed like the perfect time to crawl back into bed and read for a few more minutes 😂 it‘s just so cold out there! #scarathlon #teamslaughter

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Charityann
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Listened to this audiobook- 5 points, read Cat in the Hat to a three year old - 1 point, 1 point for post = 7 points for #teamslaughter #scarathlon @Clwojick 📖😈🎃

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rsteve388
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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What a fun read! A story about 8 kids who travel throughout the night to learn the history of Halloween and how other cultures celebrate it. #TeamSlaughter #Book2 @Clwojick

Clwojick Woohoo! 6 points! 2mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Mehso-so

This will be an unpopular opinion, but I had difficulty getting into this one. I kept putting it aside for other books. I think if I had read this when I was younger I probably would have enjoyed, but as an adult I just could not fall into the story, except the ending which was great. While this one was not for me, I do love Ray Bradbury‘s stories. #scarathlon #scaryscavengerhunt (Halloween) 6pts #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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rsteve388
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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#TeamSlaugter @Clwojick Lets make this a thing. I would do this. Handout gently used books. Yes

Clwojick yes, please! 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego There is a Litten that does this, but I can't remember who it was. Such good idea. 2mo
LibrarianRyan I give out books. 2mo
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rsteve388
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury

This is a delightful book that reminds me of my childhood! I used to watch the movie every year at Halloween. So now I am listening to the Audiobook! #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick I'll finish it up tomorrow and watch the movie on Sunday! ( the movie has Leonard Nimroy!!

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Jesstifies
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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Jesstifies
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Just finished. This was cute and set a nice atmosphere. I haven‘t read much of Bradbury‘s work, but his often talked about lyrical style is quite pronounced. Also all these covers are great :) #TeamStoker #Scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick +6 points (24 Total)

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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Jesstifies
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Starting the next read. Digging the chapter illustrations a ton! Also, guys, apparently Pipkin is like, the best boy who EVER EXISTED. “God got up early to see Pipkin come out of his house...” srsly, God, and apparently God likes to sleep in 🤯🤪

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick
+1 (18 total)

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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Jari-chan
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Just found a #bonfire in my current read. How fitting!

#Fallisbooked #raybradbury #halloween

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ElizaMarie
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
Pickpick

Find it hard to believe I haven‘t read this one before!!! Super good. Love all the day of the dead stuff :)

#teamstoker, #scarathon

@TheReadingMermaid

1 point participation, 5 points book about Halloween, 2 points theme (witches?) = 8 points?

TheReadingMermaid The scoring is either or. You either get the five points for the Halloween book or you get the two points for the theme book. Obviously we will choose the larger of the two here 😉 + 1pt for participation. 6pts total. 2mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
ElizaMarie @TheReadingMermaid ooo okay... yes! 6 points :) 2mo
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ElizaMarie
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Only doing one prompt per book. I feel like this one has a bunch but... yeah I‘m going with Halloween

#scarathon, #teamstoker, #scaryscavengerhunt

@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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LokiDokey
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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This was a super cute read. I loved the illustrations and the history lesson. This counts as a story about Halloween for #ScaryScavengerHunt
#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick Yeahhhh! So a 7 pointer 🖤 2mo
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LokiDokey
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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The illustrations in this book are so cool.
#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Caroline2 Love it 😍 2mo
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LokiDokey
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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ElizaMarie
Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury

Love the description of what a witch is :) I am definitely a witch :) 🧙🏻‍♀️

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon

@TheReadingMermaid

1 point participation

ElizaMarie @TheReadingMermaid what I meant was if I post something like this but tag all the things does that = participation? 2mo
TheReadingMermaid It sure does! 2mo
ElizaMarie Okay. I assume that with Dracula I‘ll comment more blurbs due to it being so long... wasn‘t sure if I should tag them.. thanks again @TheReadingMermaid (edited) 2mo
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TheReadingMermaid Just be sure to tag me and use our hashtags okay hon? 2mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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Jari-chan
The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Since #Poe was already mentioned for #Fallisbooked I go for Salem. Best #BlackCat even though not a literary one 😸 💀
(not talking about the reboot)