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This short audio collection contains dramatizations of four short stories. The acting was pretty good, if a little over the top. Though I did enjoy the stories. The scariest thing about these stories is the sense of dread in daily life. Seemingly mundane things and events go pear shaped very quickly. Not the best thing I‘ve ever read, but it was a fun little read.

#Booked2020 | #GothicHorror

📷: Audible

Cinfhen Your‘e off to a great start 😁 2w
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Ok, I get why this book is a high school staple. So much to ponder & debate and the ideas of technology, science, nature, humanity and accountability is still just as relevant today. I switched from audio to print for the last few chapters and I think that helped to move the story along. At times this novel felt weighted & heavy. Slow start, some bumps along the way but ultimately happy to have read this classic. Covers lots of challenge prompts!

Cinfhen It‘s not making any of my best lists @Reviewsbylola but it does satisfy my #ClassicsChallenge2020 3w
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Cinfhen One book Six challenges 🙌🏻💕 3w
jenniferw88 Ha - was waiting to see which of the prompts you were going to use it for! Here's a list of short books you could use for "Classic": https://bookriot.com/2020/01/02/best-short-classic-books 3w
TrishB Well done on all those challenge prompts!! (edited) 3w
Hooked_on_books Can you believe she wrote this when she was 18-19 years old? Extraordinary. 3w
Suet624 Nicely done on the challenges! 3w
Cinfhen @jenniferw88 thanks for that list!!!! I‘ve been wanting to read this book forever/ 3w
Librarybelle Nicely done! And to think she wrote this over two hundred years ago - I find the whole concept mind boggling. Truly ahead of her time! 3w
Cinfhen Super impressive @Hooked_on_books She was obviously WAY AHEAD of her times 💪🏽💄Thanks @TrishB @Suet624 Feels good to knock off a bunch of prompts on the 3rd day of the new year 😁 3w
Cinfhen Yup @Librarybelle 🙌🏻❣️ 3w
erzascarletbookgasm So many prompts checked off! 👏 Well done! You‘re on an impressive start! 👊 3w
MarriedtoMrT Those flowers are gorgeous. I love the colors and textures. 3w
4thhouseontheleft Wow!! That does cover a lot of prompts! 3w
Prairiegirl_reading I actually think her story is more interesting than the book. 3w
Cinfhen Absolutely @Prairiegirl_reading Thanks @erzascarletbookgasm @4thhouseontheleft I still think I enjoyed Dracula more but Frankenstein wasn‘t terrible 3w
Cinfhen Flowers are my #sparkJoy @MarriedtoMrT These are more than 2 weeks old 😁 3w
erzascarletbookgasm I do like Dracula more than this! 😊🧛‍♂️ 🦇 3w
Reviewsbylola Glad you ended up enjoying it! 3w
britt_brooke Happy it was a “pick”! 3w
Cinfhen It was a pick with serious reservations @Reviewsbylola @britt_brooke 😬 3w
Mdargusch Pretty fluers 🌼🌼🌼 2d
Cinfhen Thanks @Mdargusch it‘s a local flower/ very hearty and strong vibrant color 💛🧡💛 2d
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For @Cinfhen and anyone else confused by some of the squares. For the historical periods the books can either be set or written in this era.

Hardboiled crime: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardboiled

Regency: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regency_era

Gothic: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_fiction

Victorian: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_era

Classics: https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/2018/100-must-read-classic-books/

jenniferw88 Cont'd: 18th Century: 1701-1800 1mo
Cinfhen Thank you SO MUCH / this is gonna be VERY CHALLENGING for me!!!!! (edited) 1mo
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Cinfhen Most of these are WAY OUTSIDE my reading comfort zones 1mo
Cinfhen Look what Jenny posted @Emilymdxn 1mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen Cindy, just thought - a group I'm in on Goodreads has just voted thriller as the tag for January, and Case Histories is on the list! 1mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! I‘ll be reading that one 😂 1mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen and if you use Perfume for #gothichorror #booked2020 that will complete the Gothic square too! 1mo
jenniferw88 Tagging #jennyis30 so that others can find this post! 1mo
Crazeedi So what challenge is this for? I'm confused as usual 🙄 1mo
jenniferw88 @Crazeedi see my previous comment and click the hashtag! Lol 😂😂😂😘 1mo
Crazeedi @jenniferw88 thank you!! 1mo
Crazeedi Ok I have several other challenges I'm doing maybe books will work for several so mark me down!! 1mo
SeaBreezeReader Thanks for the explanations Jennifer. Hardboiled crime isn't a genre I am familiar with. Since I am a sucker for book BINGO, I'll give this one a try. 2w
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The woman in white | Wilkie COLLINS
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Walter Hartright encounters a #beautifulstranger all in white and his life is forever changed from there ad he unravels the mystery of her past. Gothic horror at its finest 🖤

batsy Nice one! 2mo
Cinfhen This would work for #Booked2020 #GothicHorror 👻 2mo
Kalalalatja I was so impressed by this! 2mo
Tamra So good! 2mo
Reviewsbylola I need to reread this one. 2mo
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#Crave usually suggests taste but can you crave a scent? The main character in this book does! He has a keen sense of smell and it drives him to create the ultimate perfume.
I loved this book. It's so rich, macabre, and riveting. I had fun looking at all the different covers. There's definitely a theme!
#MOvember @Cinfhen

BarbaraBB Great post! 3mo
Cinfhen @jenniferw88 told me this book would work for #Booked2020 #GothicHorror so I‘m hoping to read it in the coming year!!! 3mo
Cinfhen And the covers are fantastic 3mo
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Cathythoughts 👍❤️ 3mo
Ruthiella I read this decades ago but want to give it a reread. 😀 3mo
merelybookish @BarbaraBB Thanks! 😊 3mo
merelybookish @Cinfhen Perfect! I do recommend! It's really unlike any other novel I've read! 3mo
merelybookish @Ruthiella Yes, would definitely merit a re-read sometime! 3mo
merelybookish @Cathythoughts Another good'un! 3mo
Billypar Can't wait to try this one! I saw the movie in the theater and really liked it- I'm sure the book is even better. 3mo
Daisey This one is on my #1001books TBR, and this is one of the first posts I‘ve seen that really makes me want to read it. 3mo
merelybookish @Billypar Definitely worth a read! And I'm curious about the movie now! 🙂 3mo
merelybookish @Daisey Cool! Was it all those covers? It really is a unique read and so compelling! 3mo
batsy Well played again! This book is certainly as you describe it... A great one that I think of often even though I read it sometime ago. 3mo
merelybookish @batsy Thanks! I keep saying this but it's really unlike any other novel I've read. And in theory, it shouldn't work but it's actually amazing. 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great images! I‘ll put this further up my tbr pile! 3mo
merelybookish @erzascarletbookgasm Apparently it works for a Booked2020 prompt, if you're doing that challenge. 🙂 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m trying to get my bookclub to read this one 🤞🏼🤞🏼 3mo
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Vathek | William Beckford
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Cinfhen This is great!!! Thanks for sharing your suggestions ❤️ 3mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen that's ok - you probably couldn't have chosen a better prompt for me lol! (I may have 14 of my books planned already) 3mo
Cinfhen That‘s impressive!! You own the 14 already!?!? 3mo
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jenniferw88 @Cinfhen everythin except #newin2020 but I've pre-ordered it on Kindle ready. It's the next in my favourite historical mystery series 3mo
Cinfhen Whoa!!! That‘s awesome!! I‘m trying to use books I already own too!! I think I‘ve committed my #WinterPicks 3mo
AnneCecilie Love your suggestions. I might find my gothic read here. I‘m a mood reader so can‘t plan to far ahead. 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Just a few 😂🙌🏽 You‘re both ahead of me! I am having a hard time narrowing down my picks right now. 3mo
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Jane Steele | Lyndsay Faye
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Jane Steele is not #sorry for the things she has done in the name of vengeance. Please don‘t compare her to the governess whose name unfortunately resembles her own...she may just have to take her revenge out on you!

I so need to read this whole book! It‘s original and witty, and yet I had to put it down ages ago to read other things. Some day, Jane, some day...but please don‘t hurt me for taking so long to read your story! #Movember

Cinfhen Would this work for #GothicHorror???? 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm @cinfhen these two tagged would work for Gothic horror 3mo
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Librarybelle @Cinfhen I would agree with @erzascarletbookgasm . Jane Steele is satirical, or at least I would classify it as more satire than gothic horror. 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks friends, I‘m just planning ahead for #Booked2020 @erzascarletbookgasm @Librarybelle 🤓 3mo
MaGoose I read the first page or so of this book a while ago and wasn't sure I'd like it. But, I kept it and may try it again before the end of the year. 😕 Hope you like it when you read it. 3mo
jillrhudy I adored this 3mo
Librarybelle @jillrhudy ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Wow, this was such an evocative, intensely dark and well rounded story. I can understand how this tome has become a well lauded classic. Having just read Haunting of Hill House, I was curious to go back and read an original Gothic tale. Aside from being a little too winded towards the end , the Audible original full cast recording pushed this book into 4 star status. Thanks to @erzascarletbookgasm @Sace @batsy for reading along with me.

4thhouseontheleft I think I‘m going to reread this next year! It‘s my favorite gothic horror. 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm You blazed through this! 👏 I am enjoying it much although some comments about the fairer sex made me 🙄 a bit! 😆 3mo
Cinfhen Perfect for #GothicHorror @4thhouseontheleft 🧛‍♂️🏰I know what you mean @erzascarletbookgasm although Mina was pretty kick ass 💄it took me about 9 days to get through book & audio, towards the end I felt it dragging 3mo
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Sace I am still in the very early part of the audiobook. I've got a long weekend coming up and I hope to make some good progress. 3mo
Cinfhen The audio saved me on this one @Sace I did read parts on @SerialReader but overall it was the audio narration that kept me hooked! 3mo
Sace I can already say the same. Even the little I've listened too is addictive. 3mo
batsy Woohoo! 👏🏽 I'm so glad I'm reading this; I'm not sure what I expected but this is stranger than what I expected (in a very good way, if that makes sense 😅) 3mo
Cinfhen Agreed @batsy I thought the language would be off putting but it‘s pretty straightforward 3mo
Andrew65 This was a great production, I listened to it a couple of years Go. 3mo
Sace Egads! I just got to the bit when Harker saw the Count crawling "lizard-like" down a wall. ? *shudder* 3mo
Cinfhen Yes!!! @Sace so atmospheric and anxiety inducing 3mo
Cinfhen This recording is a great production @Andrew65 and I feel like the actors really took on their characters 3mo
Mdargusch I‘ve heard mixed reviews on this that made me decide not to read this. I believe @Reviewsbylola maybe? 3mo
Reviewsbylola I think you‘re thinking of Frankenstein. @mdargusch And don‘t take my word for it because I read it in college. 3mo
Cinfhen I was really pleasantly surprised by how well crafted and readable this novel was @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola 3mo
Mdargusch Now I might need to read it then. 3mo
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We‘re SO excited to share our 3rd annual reading challenge #Booked2020❣️
As in years past, there are 24 prompts broken into 4 quarters/seasons. You are free to read in any order you wish. Just one book per prompt, please.

*New this Year* the last week of each quarter you MUST post and tag us with your completed prompts in order to be eligible for the quarterly drawing.

Any questions ~ ask away
Sign up👇🏼


TrishB The link doesn‘t work for me, tried yours and @4thhouseontheleft one. 3mo
Cinfhen Uh oh @TrishB our technical director just stepped out of the house 😜might need a bit of time to correct link 3mo
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squirrelbrain Ha! Just read a good one for #16! 3mo
BarbaraBB Yay, there it is! Such great prompts! @vivastory I notice ‘tartan noir‘ again 😉 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks @BarbaraTheBibliophage link is working now @TrishB 🤞🏼 3mo
Cinfhen Yay friends!!!!! So happy to FINALLY share the prompts @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts @JennyM 3mo
Cinfhen Please share @LitsyHappenings 🙏🏻 3mo
Cinfhen Just in case you missed this @Simona xx 3mo
TrishB Yay it does 🎉🎉 looks great. Thanks you three 😘 3mo
4thhouseontheleft @trishb The last letter was left off. Oops! I fixed my post, looks like @cinfhen did too! Should be working now! 3mo
TrishB You‘re all very efficient @4thhouseontheleft 😘 3mo
BarbaraBB Really cool prompts! I can‘t wait to start planning! 💕 3mo
Charityann Sounds like fun!😊 3mo
youneverarrived Eeee I‘m looking forward to it already! Thanks to you all for putting it together each year 💕 3mo
Cinfhen Yay @youneverarrived start checking your shelves 🥳😜 (edited) 3mo
JazzFeathers I failed epically this year. But l still want to try again 😊 3mo
Cinfhen @Charityann hope you‘ll join us!!! Glad you‘re back @JazzFeathers 3mo
MicheleinPhilly WTF is tartan noir?? 😂 3mo
Cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly well since you asked so NICELY: Tartan Noir is a form of crime fiction particular to Scotland and Scottish writers. 3mo
MicheleinPhilly Hey, you know me Cindy! I don‘t beat around the bush! 😘 #philly 3mo
Cinfhen I said SO NICELY for a reason #PottyMouth @MicheleinPhilly 😘 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm VERY interesting. Will take a look 🧐😘 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm What‘s Silk Punk?? 3mo
TheEllieMo Not done this one before, can I check something? By “free to read in any order” do you mean that if I read something in Spring that fits a Fall prompt, I can still tick it off? 3mo
Cinfhen Yup @TheEllieMo you can read complete seasons or bits and pieces from each season spread throughout the year🤓whatever strikes your fancy 3mo
Cailey_Mac Sooo basically you can read any prompt from any season, as long as you finish all the seasons in one year correct? And is this starting in 2020 or now? 😊 3mo
Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm silkpunk is a blend of science fiction and fantasy. silkpunk draws inspiration from classical East Asian antiquity. I‘ll find the list of recommendations and tag you 3mo
Cinfhen @Cailey_Mac it starts Jan 1 - Dec 31 2020!!! It‘s fun and people get really creative with their choices which is always great!!! 3mo
Cinfhen @Cailey_Mac and even if you only complete 10 prompts you‘re eligible to be entered on a drawing for each book read earns you a chance to win a gift card 3mo
Cailey_Mac @Cinfhen oh cool! I think I will join then, and I hope with this next semester of college I will be able to balance my time out better so I can read; this semester has been murder for my reading 😅 3mo
Cinfhen Awesome @Cailey_Mac don‘t stress about it!! Just read whatever you like and you‘ll be surprised how many boxes you‘ll tick off without even trying 🥳 3mo
Cailey_Mac @Cinfhen awesome, will do! I‘m sure I will have fun doing it too📖🤗 3mo
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen thanks 😊 3mo
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen thanks 😊 3mo
AnneCecilie I‘ve signed up. Looking forward to it. 3mo
Cinfhen I actually get inspired from others posts and completely switch my books around @Cailey_Mac Ive discovered some awesome new books, authors and genres. Glad you‘re gonna give it a go 🧡 3mo
Librarybelle Yay! Signed up! 3mo
Kalalalatja Great prompts! I‘ll sign up right away! 3mo
Cinfhen Yay @TheEllieMo @AnneCecilie can‘t wait to see your picks!!!!! Fun times ahead ♥️ 3mo
Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 @Kalalalatja @Librarybelle I‘m super excited to see how Littens interpret the prompts!!!! 3mo
Reviewsbylola Yay! Just signed up! 🥳🥳 Also, can‘t believe it‘s almost 2020! 3mo
Cinfhen Right @Reviewsbylola ??!!?? 2020 sounds so futuristic 🤖👽👾and im obviously thrilled you‘re back for another round 😘 (edited) 3mo
KarenUK Woohoo! Just signed up! And the planning begins (which is half the fun!) 3mo
Cinfhen TOTALLY @KarenUK 🙌🏻♥️📚 3mo
tdrosebud Yay! All signed up! 3mo
Cinfhen @tdrosebud great!!!! Can‘t wait to see your choices!!! I love getting ideas from other #Booked participants ♥️📚👍🏽 3mo
LibrarianRyan Dang. I‘m almost done with 19. 3mo
Megabooks I‘m going to sign up (too much fun!), but I‘m awful about finishing (mood reader!). 🤞🏻🤞🏻 for 2020 success! 3mo
Cinfhen I feel like every book read is a win @Megabooks so just have fun!! AND There‘s still 2 months left for 2019 @LibrarianRyan ♥️🙌🏻 3mo
Reviewsbylola I quit #pop19 mid year for that reason! @Megabooks I‘m just doing this one next year. 3mo
Bookzombie I‘m not sure I‘m going to complete this year‘s challenge. 😕I told myself no challenges next year, but your challenge is always fun and tempting! 🤔 3mo
Cinfhen We tried to keep the prompts pretty vague @Bookzombie so lots of different books would work. Hopefully you‘ll find books that work without even trying 😊 and every book read earns a drawing entry so it‘s always a win!!! 3mo
mrp27 Yay, I'm in! But I better get cracking so I can finish 2019! 😬 3mo
Cinfhen Fantastic @mrp27 💜📚🧡📚💚📚 3mo
JennyM I love waking up to find you‘ve dropped the prompts!!!! Thanks so much ladies for all you do. I so enjoy this challenge @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen 3mo
emilyhaldi Woohoo!!! I realized a week ago that I never posted my reads from last quarter 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3mo
4thhouseontheleft @JennyM Thanks for the 💜! So happy you enjoy it! 3mo
4thhouseontheleft @emilyhaldi You can still do it! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @JennyM Aww. Glad we could make your morning. 😘 3mo
Cinfhen @JennyM as you were waking up, I was falling asleep 😴 So happy you‘re back for another round xx💋 3mo
Cinfhen @emilyhaldi It‘s never too late/ whatever wasn‘t entered last quarter can count for this quarter‘s drawing 😘 3mo
Cathythoughts I‘m very excited 🤸‍♀️ prompts are brilliant ! 3mo
Cinfhen Yay @Cathythoughts ❤️🙌🏻📚🥂can‘t wait to see what you come up with❣️❣️❣️❣️ 3mo
Cathythoughts Signed up & all 👍❤️ 3mo
jenniferw88 Signed up! Can't wait to start planning later. Can probably give lots of recommendations for #gothichorror as my ma dissertation is on this! 3mo
Cinfhen Great @jenniferw88 I‘ll definitely be asking you for suggestions when the time comes!!! I‘m reading Dracula now and I‘m really enjoying it way more than I ever expected 3mo
Simona Just signed up! With my sporadic visits here it was quite possible that I would overlook my favorite challenge ... Thank you Cindy for tag ♥️ and thank you ladies for your work, time and thoughtful prompts. @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m in the planning mood 🤓😘 3mo
4thhouseontheleft @Simona Glad you‘re coming back for another year! 3mo
Cinfhen It wouldn‘t be a complete challenge without your participation @Simona xx so glad you‘re joining us 💕 3mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen currently composing you an email re #gothichorror - you've chosen another of my #hobbyhorses (another being a certain tv show lol!). Will share some on here later but can go into more detail on the email! 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks @jenniferw88 looking forward to seeing your thoughts 3mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen just sent it! There's quite a few 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
Crazeedi I just signed up!! 3mo
Crazeedi I've not done this, are there rules? Do I have to have books planned and posted?? 3mo
Hooked_on_books Ok, I‘ve seen these posts before but haven‘t previously joined, but I plan to jump in for 2020! Just signed up. 3mo
SaturnDoo So excited to see this. I've been patiently waiting 🤣😂 thank you for hosting again. Lots of fun. 3mo
Cinfhen Nope @Crazeedi @Hooked_on_books not necessary to “commit” to a plan!! Just read what you like/ when you like and you‘ll be amazed at how many prompts you‘ll check off. There are only 3 “rules” 1. Have FUN!! 2. U can ONLY use 1 book towards 1 prompt 3. To be eligible for the quarterly drawing you need to post a wrap up summary anytime during the last 10 days of the quarter (More info is given on the signup form) 3mo
Cinfhen Excellent @SaturnDoo ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️looking forward to seeing what you read 😊 3mo
Crazeedi @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen some of the prompts I dont understand, so I'm thinking I can ask for help?? 3mo
4thhouseontheleft @Crazeedi you can absolutely ask for help! There are slightly longer explanations on the google form, have you had a look at that? If that doesn't answer your question, ask away! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Crazeedi We like to pick prompts that are a bit open to your own interpretation also. If it‘s a new genre to you, try googling also. There are always articles with ‘10 best/new books of this genre.” If not, ask away! 3mo
Cinfhen @Kangaj1 click on the link in above blurb to sign up 😁 2mo
Cinfhen Here you go @kaysworld1 ❣️❣️❣️Welcome to the group 🎉📚🎉📚🎉 2mo
kaysworld1 @Cinfhen thank you xx🤗 2mo
Cinfhen Here you go @thereadingunicorn hope you‘ll join us!!!! 2mo
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