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Frankenstein (Collins Classics)
Frankenstein (Collins Classics) | Mary Shelley
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. The rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open Victor Frankenstein s monster is stitched together from the limbs of the dead, taken from the dissecting room and the slaughter-house . The result is a grotesque being who, rejected by his maker and starved of human companionship, sets out on a journey to seek his revenge. In the most famous gothic horror story ever told, Shelley confronts the limitations of science, the nature of human cruelty and the pathway to forgiveness.Begun when Mary Shelley was only eighteen years old and published two years later, this chilling tale of a young scientist s desire to create life and the consequences of that creation still resonate today."
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TheReadingMermaid
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I let my son watch the 1931 Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff with me. Now he's running around the house screaming "It's ALIVE! It's ALIVE!!!" ??????

1pt for #TeamStoker
#Scarathlon

hollynations 😂 I love Frankenstein! 💚⚡️ 3h
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VioletMoonBooks
Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Scochrane26 😂😂 1d
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Chili
Frankenstein | Mary W Shelly
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#scarathlon #TeamStoker I just finished this. It‘s been years since I read it and I always forget how different the book is from the old movies.

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3d
kaysworld1 One of my favourite books, I always joked he'd be my second husband 😆 2d
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rwmg
Frankenstein | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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It took me a while to adjust to the more ornate language and even when I had there were times when I was muttering to myself, “do get on with it“ as we paused for yet another disquisition on the sublime beauties of the Alpen landscapes or the noble character of practically everybody. But having said that, the story does strike chords which have kept it alive and familiar to everyone for 200 years in all its various incarnations.

Meglet I can relate! 19h
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Seshat
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I've been listening to the Dan Stevens-narrated audiobook of Frankenstein and it is everything I could have wished! It's an amazing reading.

MaleficentBookDragon I love anything that Dan Stevens reads. 3d
readordierachel Yes! I loved his narration of this. 3d
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monalyisha
Frankenstein | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Picked up the last item for my #basicwitchswap today at the Oddities Bazaar in CT hosted by The Frankenstein Twins. Wish I was sending it out early so I could caption this “A”head” of the game“, but alas...

Box‘ll go out this week!

Meaw_catlady This is such a creepy cool photo! Love it! 3d
sprainedbrain Awesome photo! 🖤 3d
JoScho Tracking says your box was delivered Thursday. Please tell me you have it and it is safe and sound. 3d
monalyisha @JoScho Yes! I confirmed this on the other comment, too! (I added an extra “S” to your name! Oops! Typo! That‘s why you didn‘t see it.) I haven‘t been home to take a picture. Tomorrow‘s a whole day off with no plans, though! I promise I‘ll snap a pic in the morning light. It does sound as if something may have broken in transport (despite all of the FRAGILE markers)...but fingers crossed!🤞🏻I‘m sorry if you‘ve been nervous about its safe passage! (edited) 3d
JoScho @monalyisha no worries! I am just glad you have it and fingers crossed nothing is broken 🖤 3d
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overtheedge
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Let's get the party started.....!!
Dracula vs. Frankenstein .....1971
Dracula conspires to make a new monster...
#teamslaughter #scarathon #scareymovie @Clwojick

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Seshat
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"I no longer see the world and its works as they before appeared to me. Before, I looked upon the accounts of vice and injustice that I read in books or heard from others as tales of ancient days or imaginary evils; at least they were remote and more familiar to reason than to the imagination; but now misery has come home, and men appear to me as monsters thirsting for each other's blood."

/ Illustration by Lynd Ward

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jenniferw88
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This is Mary Shelley's grave in one of many local #graveyards to me. #chillingphotochallenge @Clwojick #teamslaughter

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Crazeedi Very cool, I'd love to walk among the graveyards in your country! 5d
Reviewsbylola Very cool! I love graveyards. 5d
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rwmg
Frankenstein | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Laughterhp
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I‘ve been listening to Frankenstein on audio. I am STRUGGLING! I don‘t know if it‘s the reader or because it‘s basically extremely long dialogues or what.

Should I stop listening on audio and pick up the book? I honestly zone out every time I start listening because of his monotone voice.

Though I am 5 hrs into the audio. I think it‘s 7 or 8 hrs on audio. Should I just suck it up? Is this book worth it?

#teamstoker #scarathlon

ShyBookOwl I love the experience of reading this book with classical music playing in the background. I've never done the audio. If you're struggling, I suggest picking it up on the page because even though it's slim, it demands a lot of attention. Every sentence is carefully and beautifully constructed. It wants you to ponder after each one. It's a patient read.... BUT maybe it's just not for u, which is also fine. 6d
inthegreensandblues I vote for checking out the book. Maybe you'll enjoy those last couple of hours more with the voices in your own head! 6d
DGRachel It's been almost 30 years since I read the book, but I remember struggling with it initially, but enjoying it by the end, so I would definitely recommend picking up the book - maybe just start reading where you left off in audio, rather than start over.
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Scochrane26 I read it on audio, too. I think it‘s the long dialogues. And it was sometimes hard to distinguish the characters‘ voices. I had this experience w/ Jekyll & Hyde in sept & will prob go back & read it later. 6d
Laughterhp @Scochrane26 Yes! I feel like half the time I don‘t know who is telling the story. 6d
TheReadingMermaid I suggest picking up the paper copy. In my personal opinion it's easier to read that way as it does switch from point of view from time to time without warning. 🧟‍♀️ 6d
Linsy This is going to sound blasphemous, but the first time I encountered Frankenstein was through an abridged audio recording and I loved it. Being so into the story by then and knowing what was going on, I suppose, I love going back to it now. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5d
Scochrane26 @Laughterhp when I went to a book discussion about it hosted by an author I like, he said that a fault in the book is Shelley not distinguishing the characters‘ voices enough. It‘s one of the author‘s fave books. 5d
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LondElle89
Frankenstein (UK) | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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What a beautifully written book! This book took me by surprise, mainly because it's nothing like the classic movie. Rather it is a book that looks into the human experience and how the Monster is actually an allegory of humanity. I really enjoyed this book. It's atmospheric, beautiful and ugly, and just rich in writing. Well done. 4 out of 5.

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TheReadingMermaid
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Tonight I have a very rare treat indeed! Up until this evening the oldest film I had ever seen was Birth of a Nation in 1915. Now this will be the oldest film I have ever seen. The very first screen adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein 1910.

I think this deserves one extra point
3pts for #TeamStoker
#Scarathlon

GrilledCheeseSamurai Niiiice! I have no idea what the oldest movie I've seen is. 🤔. Now I wanna know. 😅 1w
jb72 Wow that‘s awesome! 7d
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ElizaMarie
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TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1w
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ElizaMarie
Pickpick

Between listening to this on my way to work, reading it during my breaks and discreetly listening to it while charting... this one is complete.

It was so so good! I can‘t believe this is a new book for me and not a reread :)

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon
@TheReadingMermaid

1 point participation + 2 points theme = 3 points

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1w
ElizaMarie @TheReadingMermaid grr it‘s not on my library app. But I think I‘m going to a book store on my bday (Monday) so I‘ll look for it. I read the reviews and it looks like I‘d love it! 1w
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TheReadingMermaid YES! I loved it so so much! I think you will too. And a very happy early birthday sweetheart!!! 1w
ElizaMarie @TheReadingMermaid thanks!!! My hubby is coming in town and part of my presents are new books :) 1w
TheReadingMermaid SQUEE!!!! You got to post what you get!!! 😍😍 1w
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ElizaMarie
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This one is a book and audio read (I do them when I can do that I can listen when stuck in traffic)... anyway it‘s nice out and I don‘t have to clock in till 20 more mins ... sitting in the park listening

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon
@TheReadingMermaid

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TheReadingMermaid Hey there beautiful! 🧟‍♀️ 1w
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TheReadingMermaid
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My new found obsession is making me break out my legacy collection(s). These DVDs have the original movies plus all of their sequels!!!

First up is the original Frankenstein 1931 starring Boris Karloff and Colin Clive.

Fun fact, did you know the reason why Frankenstein's monster is green? It's because Jack Pierce had to use green face paint in order to make him look like dead flesh on the B&W film. He was never supposed to be green. 😉

Billypar One of my all time favorites! I have the same DVD set. I love everything about this film. 1w
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kymmiesreads
Frankestein | Mary Shelley
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🧟‍♂️ I just got Frankenstein and Dracula free on Kindle Unlimited! Whoop 🙌 SCORE! Reads for #Scarathlon

+1 point #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid Get Mary monster by Lita Judge and read it after Frankenstein. Girl I am in tears! This book is so beautiful! 😭 1w
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1w
kymmiesreads @TheReadingMermaid I‘m going to get Mary Monster because it sounds amazing! 1w
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JazzFeathers
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You know, l didn't really need to buy a new Frankenstein. But when l had this beautiful Penguin edition in my hands, l thought that after all l did 😆

Cathythoughts Beautiful picture! Ofcorse you had to get it 👍🏻✨✨✨✨✨ 1w
britt_brooke It‘s beautiful! I might also need it. 😍😆 1w
batsy Yes, definitely! 1w
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FantasyChick
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Finally taking the time today to watch this. The story behind one of the greatest #horror books is one that's been on my list for a while!

#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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Scochrane26
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Day 5- The original #horror book. Never thought I would read this, but last year, one of my favorite authors was hosting a book discussion about it for October at our Literacy & Learning center. So, I read it & liked the questions it brings up. Didn‘t love the excessive dialogue. Realized how badly Hollywood has messed up the story. #scarathlon #chillingphotochallenge
@Clwojick

BillBlume Which author? 2w
Scochrane26 @BillBlume Silas House, Ky author. He‘s written Southernmost, the coal tattoo, Parchment of leaves, Clay‘s Quilt. He‘s involved w/ literacy center & teaches at Berea college, I think. 2w
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hermyknee
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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This is what anxiety feels like.

“What terrified me will terrify others and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow.” - Mary Shelley

Catching up on #quotsyoct19 while fighting off the spectre which haunts my #midnight pillow (and my brain, daily, all the time, always) #lizdoesquotsy

TK-421 I wish I could say something eloquent but I‘ve had my fill of anxiety lately too & my brain is just toast so I just can‘t seem to articulate my thoughts. All I can say is “I feel ya” & “keep fighting” and send you big virtual hugs 🤗 2w
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TheReadingMermaid
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Ah, just as I remember it... way too much detail in the surroundings and not enough detail where it counts. Still, the story is absolutely timeless and will remain one of my favorites.
Did you know that the novel does not describe how exactly the monster was actually created and that every time you see that in the films it was completely constructed just for that film? #TheMoreYouKnow 😉

3pts for #TeamStoker
#Scarathlon

BookwormAHN Mostly I spend time reminding people that Frankenstein is the creator not the monster 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2w
TheReadingMermaid @BookwormAHN I KNOW!! Me too! Currently I'm trying to undo the damage that pop culture has done on my four-year-old son making him think that Frankenstein is the monster and not the Creator 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
jenniferw88 I just received this book from Amazon the other day... sounds like you might appreciate it! 2w
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BillBlume My English teacher in high school pointed out that the creation of the monster remains a mystery. Made a big impact on me, the realization that sometimes showing the reader less, making them fill in the blanks, can sometimes be more shocking. 2w
TheReadingMermaid @jenniferw88 oh I will have to check that out! It seems really good! Thank you! 2w
TheReadingMermaid @BillBlume I very much agree with you and your professor. I do love the fact especially in horror films and in horror novels when they leave certain details out and let the imagination take over. Because honestly whatever lies in the human imagination is scarier than anything anyone could ever write or create. 2w
wanderinglynn @BookwormAHN Yes! So irritating. 2w
wanderinglynn @TheReadingMermaid @BillBlume it‘s too bad Hollywood has lost the art of not showing all the gore/horror. Jaws was scary not because we saw the shark. But because the shark's presence was suggested (mainly through John Williams‘s ominous and minimalistic theme). Hitchcock was another master of terror through suggestion. 2w
TheReadingMermaid @wanderinglynn YAAAASSS girl!!! Fun fact, did you know that Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho in 1960 was the very first movie to ever show a toilet flushing? Up until then it was thought uncouth to show a toilet let alone a toilet flushing. 2w
wanderinglynn I did not know that. You are full of fun trivia! 🙌🏻 2w
TheReadingMermaid @wanderinglynn OMG girl I bought a horror trivia game and absolutely nobody wants to play it with me because I beat everybody all the time 😂😂😂 2w
4thhouseontheleft @BookwormAHN YES!! And reminding people that the true monstrosity in the story is how society treated Frankenstein's creation. 2w
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TheBookKeepers
Frankenstein | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Pretending it‘s fall here in FL lol!! Finally reading Frankenstein for the first time this year & I‘m just all around excited for October reads! What‘s your must read this month??

ReadingOverSleeping Just finished this today and it was a fantastic witchy read! 2w
TheBookKeepers @ReadingOverSleeping I loved that book!!! My son and I read it together last year I think it was! So cute!! I‘m glad you liked it as well!!! 2w
AutumnRLS I love your mug! 2w
TheBookKeepers Thank you! @AutumnRLS 🍁 2w
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Daria.Adrianna21
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Pickpick

I finally have motivation to read this book, since it is the book for the Academic Decathlon this year. I could not be more happy or impressed. And I picked the perfect time to read it! I am already in the spooky/scary mood thanks to this piece of horror.

CogsOfEncouragement I read this a few years ago. Glad I did. 2w
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Spooky reading season is upon us!! I'm a bit of a chicken when it comes to outright horror, but I'm game for thrillers, true crime, and - of course - the classics! What will YOU be reading in the run-up to Halloween this year? #Spooky #ClassicBooks #TrueCrime #Thriller #Halloween #AmReading #October

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Birdsong28
Frankestein | Mary Shelley
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Re listening to this starting tomorrow as last year it got me in the mood for Halloween and I thought I would start a tradition to listen to this during the month of October. It also has Greg Wise narrating Dracula (as the Audible sticker is covering that bit incase anyone wants to know lol 😂) 📚📖

#Audible

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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batsy Love this cover! 2w
That-Bookish-Hiker @batsy it‘s my fav edition I have! I found it at this tiny bookstore on the coast of Oregon. 2w
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Biverson12
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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On my way back from a vacation in Nashville 🎼 and doing some #roadtripreading 🚘

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Lyeelia
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Been on a Frankenstein kick that started with The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein. #frankenstein #audiobook #readyforOctober #letsgetspooky

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Rachbb3
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Pickpick

Fantastic book, although I really don‘t know where Hollywood got their version of the monster from. 😂 #LitsyAtoZ #GAR

Laughterhp I started listening to this on audio and I was really confused as to if I was actually listening to Frankenstein! 3w
Tamra I just purchased a copy today because I haven‘t read it and so many people have liked it! 3w
Palimpsest ♥️it‘s become one of my favorites. @Tamra enjoy! 3w
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My favourite quote from the book (parts blacked out to prevent spoilers!)

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Bethany_jaye
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this book which feels like an odd thing to say given the subject matter. I found myself wanting to keep reading to found out what happened next even though I knew it probably wouldn‘t be pretty! It was deeper and more intellectual than I thought it would be and is well-written and a quick read so is worth checking out.

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Nebklvr
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Pickpick

Two monsters, one story. A story of arrogance, stupidity, self-involvement, betrayal, loneliness, and brutality. A great gothic read.

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wanderinglynn
Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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#7covers7days #covercrush #litsygames

Thanks @jenniferw88 & @julesG for the tags. I finally have some time to actually do this.

Who else wants to play? No explanations. For 7 days, post 7 books that you love the cover.

julesG 💞 1mo
batsy I love these! 1mo
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Mynameisacolour
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Starting Frankenstein tonight. I'm not sure how I've managed not to read it until now but I couldn't resist this cover 🖤❤🖤

LauraJ Gorgeous cover! 1mo
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Eyelit
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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#7days7covers #covercrush

Posting covers I love for 7 days, no explanation needed. Tagging someone to play each day.

(Day 3) (also reusing photo from older post 😄)

@Sg1224 have you been tagged yet? If no, would you like to join in?

Leftcoastzen ❤️👍 1mo
batsy Great cover! 1mo
Sg1224 Not sure I know how to play the game. Care to enlighten me? 1mo
Eyelit @sg1224 sure, sure! For 7 days post a picture of a book cover you love and tag someone new each day to join in - you don‘t need to explain why you love the cover or anything. We‘re all just sharing our cover crushes 😍 you can look through the hashtag for some great examples 1mo
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MicheleinPhilly
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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DivineDiana Yes! 😲 1mo
LeahBergen Ooo, I like this one. 👏🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Hooked_on_books Very cool! 1mo
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Layali926
Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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It was surprising how different it is from all the movies I saw as a kid. I enjoyed it a lot👍

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VioletMoonBooks
Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.
#Frankenstein #MaryShelley #firstline #openingline #funko #funkopop #popvinyl #FreddyFunko #book #books #bookhoarder #bookhoarders #bookhaul #bookhauler #bookholic #bookholics #bookjunkie #bookjunkies #bookjunky #bookjacket #bookjackets #bookjacketdesigner #Classics #Fiction #Horror #ScienceFiction ❣️❣️❣️

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That-Bookish-Hiker
Frankestein | Mary Shelley
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If you like big books and cannot lie then these slightly bigger and wider bookmarks to hold your place.

My smaller bookmarks kept falling out of my thicker books so I asked the husband to make me one and he came up with this. I love them! And they are in the shop as well. ☺️

https://etsy.me/2LndFQO

allureofbeauty I love that one. 1mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @allureofbeauty I really love this Frankenstein set he made and they fit so nicely in my thicker books. May have to add more vintage monsters to the shop. 😊 1mo
allureofbeauty That would be a great add. Some Dracula. Phantom of the opera. 1mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
Frankstein | Mary Shelley
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Happy Birthday Mary Shelley!

Without you where would I be without my beloved Frankenstein?

#maryshelley

britt_brooke 💚💚💚 Love the mini figs! 2mo
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MLRio
Frankenstein | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Starting the semester with some good old-fashioned body-building 💀

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OriginalCyn620
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I love this book, which takes place partly in #Germany. 🇩🇪
#letstravelaugust

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Been awhile since I posted #bookdoodles

We had an all-day workshop, and, while paying studious attention of course, I was also writing down the titles of all of Iain M. Banks‘ Culture novels (I can never remember what order Surface Detail and Matter come in) and some quotes from Frankenstein and The Tempest.

Plus the requisite Coheed & Cambria keywork.

GingerAntics Oh, you‘re a lefty, too?! 2mo
GingerAntics You wrote at that angle with your right hand? You‘re officially talented. 2mo
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Novelista71
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Still superbly scary. From the viewpoint of the monster itself....

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toofondofbooks
Frankenstein (Revised) | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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gilroyc
Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Back to reading a classic...

#oghorror #classic #audiobook

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erzascarletbookgasm
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A scientist creates a hideous ‘human-like‘ creature in an unconventional scientific experiment, thus creating a ‘monster‘.
#lilithjuly #geturfreakon

KarenUK 😊👌💕 3mo
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