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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Well, this was just a perfect spooky, macabre little book. Thank you so much for including it in my #BasicWitchSwap package @monalyisha ! I have already ordered the next two in the series!

LeahBergen I liked this one, too! 4w
monalyisha Yes! 🙌🏻 Knowing what I now know about how risky it was to go off-list for you, I feel *very* accomplished. 😅 4w
monalyisha I‘m excited for you to read Book 2! I think I may have mentioned that it (along with Book 4) is one of my favorite books in the series! They‘re such great bite-sized reads. It kind of makes me feel like a kid who waited until the last minute to do their summer reading…but I love short books! 😜 There needs to be snappy novella-lovers merch…whatever the opposite of “I like big books and I cannot lie” is. 🍑 4w
mklong @monalyisha You should feel accomplished, you totally nailed it! I told you we are witchy kindred spirits! I love short books too. I think it comes from my love of poetry. I love when an author can do so much, with so few, well chosen, words 4w
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Billy Summers | Steven King
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@BarkingMadRun Thank you so very much for this in English! I truly appreciate it. And if you want the Polish one back, just let me know and I can send back to you. Not a problem.

#BWS #BasicWitchSwap
@sprainedbrain @mklong

BarkingMadRun Nah, find a little free library and give someone a surprise 🤣 4w
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Live and Let Pie | Ellie Alexander
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I have a bunch of #pie 🥧 titled books in my #TBR & read stacks including these 6 cozy mysteries & series books. I have read the tagged book from one of my favorite foodie cozy series & 2 of the Hannah Swenson books (before the series began to annoy me!). The Ellery Adams one I hope to get to soon & I just got One Poison Pie from @MeganAnn in my #BasicWitchSwap box & I am looking forward to reading it. 🥧🥧🥧

MeganAnn Yum…pie! I was just talking about making pumpkin pie for thanksgiving 4w
BethM I adore the ellery adams series 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🥧📚👍🏻 4w
Eggs Great collage 💛🥧🧡 4w
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Thursdays Child | Helen Forrester
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Thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94

October was a very fun month for me! I love all things witchy so I had a blast co-hosting #BasicWitchSwap this year!

I‘m excited that I can start decorating and prepping for Christmas! We are having Christmasy weather in Atlanta today, so I might watch a Christmas movie 😊

I joined a very fun online knitting group, and am so inspired by the creativity and skill of the group.


SamanthaMarie I just started learning to knit last winter and I'm getting ready to pick it up again! What a fun sounding group. Do you have a current project you are working on? :) 1mo
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🧡📖🍁🐿🍂 1mo
mklong @SamanthaMarie Yes! I‘m working on a new technique where you string beads on the yarn before starting and distribute them throughout. It‘s turning out really neat. What are you going to knit when you pick it back up? 4w
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mklong @SamanthaMarie If you want to check the Knit.Club out, here is the link to sign up…Join me in KNIT.club. You'll love it as much as I do. https://club.knit.club/share/1WtyqwkO3Pha_es9 4w
SamanthaMarie Ooo that's so interesting! I'd love to see what that looks like. I just joined 🥰 thank you for the invite!! I'm Samantha Thorson on the group! I am working on a blanket for my youngest son. I knitted my oldest a scarf last year so I'm hoping to finish the blanket this year and maybe try something new as well!! 4w
mklong @samanthamarie So glad you signed up! It‘s new so it‘s still pretty small, but my goodness there are some incredibly talented people on there! Hope to see you in a Zoom knitting circle soon ❤️ 4w
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Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I finished my chronological reread of this series last week with Practical Magic on Saturday. However the Rules of Magic remains my favorite of the series — I think because Franny and Jet‘s stories resonate the most with my own past experiences figuring out who I am and what I want.

We spent Halloween evening handing out candy and watching the movie Practical Magic 🖤✨🔮

Practical Magic was my October #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

MeganAnn Many additional thanks to @DebinHawaii for the witchy tattoo on my wrist in my #basicwitchswap box. I put this on yesterday afternoon along with my witchy tshirt, hat and earrings to answer the door for trick-or-treaters. 1mo
DebinHawaii @MeganAnn That actually looks pretty cool! I wasn‘t sure how the silver would show up but I thought they‘d be fun/different. 🤗 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
Chrissyreadit I love how the tattoo looks 😍 1mo
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Cookie Boo | Ruth Paul
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Look what arrived just in time to get me through the grueling ordeal of switching over my wardrobe for the season!

4 (!!!) bags of my FAVORITE kinds of homemade cookies: Sugar Cookies (cut into witchy shapes) & GINGER MOLASSES! Pardon the caps. I‘m not excited at all.

Thank you, @mklong 🤤!

#BWS #BWS21 #BasicWitchSwap #BasicWitchSwap21 @sprainedbrain

mklong Yay, enjoy!! 1mo
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Witchery | Juliet Diaz
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Calling all the witches! @Chrissyreadit and @sprainedbrain are hosting a yule/winter solstice/witchy swap for wintertime too! If you liked #basicwitchswap, sign up for this one too!

sprainedbrain Thank you for sharing 💙 1mo
Chrissyreadit 😘🙌 1mo
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If you enjoyed the #basicwitchswap then you should sign up for the first ever #wintersolsticeswap hosted by @Chrissyreadit and @sprainedbrain.

Sign ups are open now through November 6th.


JamieArc Are you the one who hosts the Jolabokaflod swap? If so, will that be happening again? 1mo
melissajayne @JamieArc yes she‘s hosting the Jobabokflod swap and it‘s happening again. (edited) 1mo
JamieArc @melissajayne She posted the sign up shortly after I asked. That was the best answer possible 😊. Now to figure out my top most-wanted books! 1mo
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Basic Witch | Katy Hunter
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Thank you to all of the participants in this year‘s #BasicWitchSwap 🖤

I‘ve loved all of your opening days posts (and I‘m looking forward to a few more 😉) and I‘m so appreciative of the thoughtful shopping and enthusiasm you all bring to the swap!

Huge thanks to @mklong for being an incredible cohost, and once again to @monalyisha for starting it all 4 years ago!

Blessed Samhain, my friends!

PatriciaU Beautiful photo and fantastic hat! 1mo
sprainedbrain @PatriciaU I love witch hat season! 😂 1mo
HOTPock3tt So cute Jenni!!! ♥️🎉 1mo
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BookwormAHN Great photo. Thank you and @mklong for hosting 🧙🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Chrissyreadit 🖤🙌🌛🌝🌜 1mo
Gissy Nice!! 👌🧙🏻‍♀️🎃🖤🖤🖤 1mo
monalyisha This is such a sweet shoutout! Thank you! 🥰 And thank you for hosting. It was magical (as always)! 1mo
monalyisha P.S. GREAT hair! 😉💁‍♀️ 1mo
AmyG Thank YOU! Love your beautiful picture. 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Part 2 #basicwitchswap

Blessed Samhain @sprainedbrain !! You really outdid yourself! I LOVE the home blessing with bells, perfect for our new home! The dried flowers, GORGEOUS kitchen witch charm, tea, bat lights, chakra stones, it is all so perfect and wonderful! Thank you so much!

sprainedbrain Yay! I‘m glad you like everything! I had lots of fun shopping. Blessed Samhain! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @sprainedbrain you may notice I immediately put batteries into the bat lights to light them up! 🦇 💜 1mo
sprainedbrain @4thhouseontheleft I did! We have a Halloween light obsession at our house, so I bought extras for swaps this year. 😉 1mo
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