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I‘m terrible with sticking with #tbr lists for the month. The closest I can come to a true #OctoberTBR is the hope to finish up at least some of the books that I have been reading for at least a month. They‘re all great books, but I‘m also getting distracted by other shiny books.

It‘s my hope to also include some mysteries and thrillers and other books that won‘t give me nightmares - totally #TeamSqueamish ! #FallIsBooked

MallenNC I so relate to not sticking to a TBR and being distracted by shiny new books! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t stick to a list either 🤷🏼‍♀️🤣 2w
Sace Oh yeah. Planning my reading is just setting myself up for failure...or at least guaranteed to make my reading feel like a chore. 2w
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Librarybelle Glad I‘m not the only one who struggles, @MallenNC @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @RestlessFickleBookHoarder ! 2w
Sace Not at all. I've thrown all tracking and planning out the window and just reading wherever my mood leads me. Im not reading as much, but I'm enjoying it more. 2w
OriginalCyn620 I think we all get distracted by shiny new books! 😂 2w
Librarybelle @OriginalCyn620 Hazard of being a reader - #somanybooksnotenoughtime ! 😂 2w
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The Elementals | Michael McDowell
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Horror is not my genre so I can't compare this to other horror books but I suspect this was horror lite. The end definitely had some creepy, disturbing imagery but luckily it's wasn't too much for this member of #TeamSqueamish. Mostly I kept wondering why they loved that place so much! I really liked several of the characters and would have enjoyed a deeper look at their lives and relationships. Thanks @Cinfhen for organizing this #buddyread.

Cinfhen I agree, this is probably #horrorLite and I was fine with that!! 12mo
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The Elementals | Michael McDowell
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I‘m going to disagree with many in the #Helloween celebration, but I thought this was just okay. I normally do not read anything horror - unless it‘s 19th century horror - so the low creep factor worked for me. But, it just felt so campy to me. I actually rolled my eyes a few times. The ending though - wow! I never would have read this if not for the #buddyread , so thanks especially to @Cinfhen for pulling me out of my comfort zone!

Reviewsbylola @cinfhen certainly agrees with you! 12mo
Librarybelle @Reviewsbylola I‘m totally happy there was not much of a scare factor! I finished it in the dark, and I‘m very #teamsqueamish 12mo
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Cinfhen I‘m with you 💯I did a ton of eye rolling 🙄🙄🙄 12mo
Kalalalatja I‘m on #teameyeroll, too 🙄🙄 12mo
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Creepy as F❤️CK 🤪😱I‘m loving it❣️❣️❣️I‘m already developing theories 👻👻👻👻👻#HeadTrip

FlowerFairy This one was deliciously creepy. 12mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh my... I better not attempt it then... 💀💀 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm Do you reckon #teamsqueamish can take it, Cindy? 12mo
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MicheleinPhilly Oh I have this one! Should join you! 12mo
AmyG Yes @MicheleinPhilly. I found it to be a quick read. 12mo
Cinfhen Join us @MicheleinPhilly 💕💕💕and so far I‘d say #TeamSqueamish will be fine @erzascarletbookgasm @Jee_HookedOnBookz it‘s more twisted than terrifying and yes....deliciously creepy @FlowerFairy @AmyG it‘s a page turner!!! 12mo
AmyG When are you discussing this? I was thinking this was the Elementals (I really should wear my glasses). I have this and would love to join. Sorry @MicheleinPhilly...I got my books confused. I haven‘t read this...yet. (edited) 12mo
TrishB Enjoyed this one too 👍🏻 12mo
Cinfhen Sorry @AmyG if you click on #headtrip it will bring u to the reading schedule xx it was a totally spontaneous buddyread that sort of just took hold today 12mo
AmyG Thank you! 12mo
Cinfhen So far it‘s not scary...you were right @TrishB .....so far 😉😂😘 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm Oh, count me in! I have this on my pile 😁 12mo
Cinfhen I JUST got to the end of part one 😳😳😳😳😳 @TrishB @FlowerFairy 🤢🤮💩 12mo
Cinfhen I‘m not sure now @erzascarletbookgasm how do you feel about bodily functions being described?!?! I just got to the end of part one and it was a little too descriptive 🤢 12mo
FlowerFairy Yep 12mo
Reviewsbylola What an interesting premise! I‘m intrigued. 12mo
TrishB 😁😁 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm Errr, I‘ll pick it up and see how it goes. If too much for me, I may just drop off 😬 12mo
Mdargusch I love the picture of this house! I just got rid of ours just like this last week! Had I known, I might have kept it and used it as my reading nook for this book! 😆 12mo
Cinfhen Hahahaha @Mdargusch I had that cardboard house at one point too!!! I think my boys pelted it with beanie babies until it collapsed🤣😂😂 12mo
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The Elementals | Michael McDowell
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#HELLoWeen #BuddyRead #80sParty #UnpopularOpinion This book didn‘t live up to the hype for me ☹️Parts were creepy as f*ck but I thought the story was a little on the cheesy side and the stuff I really wanted to know/understand was never addressed. Excited to discuss with everyone next week. #TeamSqueamish I think ya‘ll will be ok...no blood, guts or gore but plenty of odd behavior 🙄well, maybe a teeny tiny bit of gore 😘

TrishB Ohhh...can‘t wait to get to - early next week and then our discussion. 12mo
LeahBergen Up next for me! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💗💗💗 12mo
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Kalalalatja I‘m having a busy weekend with no reading time, but hopefully I‘ll start this Monday 🤞 12mo
Cinfhen Busy weekends are great @Kalalalatja can‘t wait to hear your thoughts @TrishB @LeahBergen 🧡thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌸🌺🌼 12mo
JennyM Such beautiful flowers 💐 12mo
Reviewsbylola I feel like books like this are ALWAYS cheesy. Par for the course. 😂 12mo
Mdargusch Darn! I really liked this book. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 12mo
emilyhaldi 😕 12mo
Cinfhen That‘s a good point @Reviewsbylola maybe I was hoping for too much @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi 🤔 12mo
britt_brooke Definitely one I‘ll be skipping. Beautiful photo, though! 12mo
Cinfhen Thanks @britt_brooke but you should know the DARGUSCH gang LOVED IT!!! And you‘re more in sync with their reading taste than mine 😍 12mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen 😆😙 12mo
Cinfhen Now I feel bad @britt_brooke I‘m the jerk who messed up the perfect rating for this book 🙈 12mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Haha, it was bound to happen eventually. 12mo
peaknit I think I‘ll be on the so so train too, but still 40% to go so it could turn around🤞🏻 12mo
Cinfhen I‘m happy you‘re sticking with it @peaknit and kind of thrilled to have u on #TeamCindySoSo 12mo
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The Elementals | Michael McDowell
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I‘m halfway done and this book keeps getting stranger & stranger...it‘s very atmospheric and easily called southern gothic lit. It‘s not quite horror (yet) but creepy shit is going down. #HELLoWeen #Elementals #BuddyRead

SheReadsAndWrites Beautiful pic! 🧡 12mo
AmyG I am enjoyting this southern gothic writing. The creepy will come. Takes a while. I am glad I joined he read. Thank you. 12mo
CoffeeAndABook Nice flowers 😉 I‘ll start with the reading sample of this book soon!!! As I‘m on #teamsqueamish I‘ll see how that goes down 😅 12mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🧡🧡 12mo
Cinfhen It‘s PLENTY creepy but it‘s not scary or gory @CoffeeAndABook it‘s definitely bizarre @AmyG India & Luker are NOT your average father & daughter 😳 12mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @SheReadsAndWrites Those are not even my #FridayFlowers 🤗🤗🤗I actually cut those flowers from my friends yard 🧡💛🧡 12mo
AmyG They are not. But then, they are from NYC. 😝 12mo
Cinfhen Hahahaha 😂😂😂LOL @AmyG 12mo
Tanisha_A Such pretty flowers! 🌼 12mo
Kalalalatja Lovely flowers! 12mo
Mdargusch Definitely not a normal father daughter relationship. I love how he makes her drink alcohol 🍷 12mo
Reggie Starting today but “the creepy shit is going down,” gives me high hopes. Lol 12mo
emilyhaldi I‘m so excited 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Sounds like something I'd love to read! 12mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m starting this today too! @Reggie 12mo
Cinfhen Join us @Jee_HookedOnBookz for a big buddy read next weekend Oct 19 -21 👻👻👻 12mo
Reggie @Reviewsbylola I like it so far. That family is definitely colorful. 12mo
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The Elementals | Michael McDowell
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One week from tomorrow starts our #80sHorrorParty #HELLoWeen buddy read. I‘ve just begun reading and
Wowza...these people are bizarre-o 😱😱😱#TeamSqueamish so far I think you guys will be fine..... If anyone wants to join in please tag me below 👻🎃👻🎃

ephemeralwaltz 👏👏👏👏👏 I'll start reading next week! 12mo
AmyG I love the characters and the crazy family. 12mo
thereadingowlvina I know! It's an intriguing read so far. I can't stop reading it! You're right - it's bizarre 😯 12mo
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Bookzombie I‘m hoping to finish at least one of my current reads and then I will start it. 🙂 12mo
BookwormAHN I'll be starting next week 🎃 12mo
Cailey_Mac Oooo sounds perfect for Halloween! 12mo
Cinfhen Sorry if I forgot to tag you @BookwormAHN join us @Cailey_Mac ❣️❣️❣️ 12mo
TrishB Will be starting in the week 👍🏻 12mo
Robothugs He‘s definitely descriptive. At least he was with Gilded Needles. I‘ll be starting this week! 12mo
Bklover Just started it last night! 12mo
Kalalalatja I plan on starting it sometime next week. I just need to finish A Little Life 😭😭 12mo
Mdargusch So far I haven‘t read anything squeamish just creepy. And I‘m over 1/2 way. 12mo
emilyhaldi I‘ll be starting this weekend 🤗 12mo
Sweettartlaura Can‘t wait to talk about this one! 12mo
JaclynW So bizarre. 12mo
peaknit Just started and yes bizarre. The names even seem odd. 12mo
LeahBergen I‘m still just trying to plan which horrible 80s photo of myself to post. 😂😂 12mo
mabell Thanks for the update! I may be reading vicariously 😳 12mo
Reviewsbylola Ready!!! I just need @mdargusch to give me her copy. 😂 12mo
bookandbedandtea I'll start reading this weekend 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm Have a frightfully fun read, guys. Look forward to all your posts. 12mo
quietjenn Oh, I just might be in! 12mo
Cinfhen I‘ll add you to the list @quietjenn 😄whatever works for you @mabell still feel free to party like it‘s 1985 😘you too @erzascarletbookgasm post your best 80s looks 12mo
batsy Going to start next week 👻 12mo
Cinfhen This book is loco @Reviewsbylola @Bklover @TrishB @emilyhaldi @Kalalalatja @Robothugs @BookwormAHN @batsy @peaknit @JaclynW India & Luker are creeping me out!!!!! I keep picturing Wendy Addams in place of India 😹😹😹 12mo
TrishB Looking forward to getting to this next week! 12mo
JaclynW @Cinfhen Haha! Good image. I pictured someone similar as well. They have the strangest relationship... 12mo
Bklover I‘m not too far in, but everyone calling everyone by their first name is weird (Calling your dad by first name). Actually they‘re all weird. Wendy Addams is spot on! 12mo
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The Elementals | Michael McDowell
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#BookMail today...my copy for the #Helloween read and my #BOTM order. 🙂

Jee_HookedOnBookz Clockmakers Daughter!! 😍😍 So in love w the cover! 12mo
Librarybelle @Jee_HookedOnBookz It is gorgeous! 12mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Librarybelle can't wait to read what you think about it! 😊 12mo
Cinfhen Somehow I missed this post!!! Yay #TeamSqueamish I hope you‘ll be ok....just started reading it‘s more atmospheric & odd than scary so far 12mo
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So many books I read reference Lovecraft that, despite being #TeamSqueamish, I thought I'd better get this when I came across it in the store. It's pictured with my son's dog- the biggest beastie I know- who was NOT keen on being photographed! 🐶📚🦑

RainyDayReading Just like my dog 🤣 can‘t seem to get a decent picture of her to save my life. She hates the camera haha. 1y
bookandbedandtea @RainyDayReading I thought it was just my old girl who didn't like to have her picture taken but this puppy (that huge critter is a puppy!!) doesn't like it either. And now yours too? Something about cameras makes dogs deeply suspicious. 🤔 1y
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