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Darkside723
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“The Outsider” - a beautiful excerpt if it wasn‘t from a cosmic horror story

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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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Pickpick

I think the first book in the series is the stronger one, but I still rate this a pick. Overall I highly enjoyed it.

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Bookwomble
The Mask of Cthulhu | August Derleth
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My son likes to dress appropriately when he reads 😄🦑📖

saresmoore 😂 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That's amazing!💚 3w
Erofan 👍😂 3w
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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Pickpick

Lizzie Borden + HP Lovecraft/Cthulu + great narrators = PICK.

Can't wait to get started on the second book in the series!

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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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I can only borrow 3 ebooks/audiobooks per month from my library (it used to be 10.) I'm curious to know what the limit is for other #hoopla using #littens.

JennyBookworm 😕 I still have a 10 item per month limit. 4w
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder @JennyBookworm @magnews I did some half-assed googling and found a 2 year old article and I think my library must have reduced the about for budget reasons. https://www.google.com/amp/s/the-digital-reader.com/2017/06/26/problem-hooplas-p... 4w
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Books.Bottles.and.Babies I can 5/month 4w
Kimberlone I can do 8 per month with my library 4w
LauraJ I‘m lucky, LAPL lets us borrow 15/mo. 4w
cathysaid Through Overdrive it‘s unlimited but through Hoopla it‘s 10. 4w
Jas16 We are lucky to have 20 Hoopla checkouts a month 4w
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Books.Bottles.and.Babies @Kimberlone @LauraJ @Jas16 *sigh* I'm so jealous. It's sad that the smaller the community the less a library can do. And I'm not convinced that as a state Alabama is completely on board the library train. 4w
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @cathysaid I really enjoyed the short period our library used Overdrive. 4w
xicanti Mine used to give us 10, but they sliced it down to 5. Shortly after that they unsubscribed from Hoopla‘s audiobook catalogue altogether. Sigh. 4w
8little_paws It's 10 here 4w
cathysaid @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Oh that‘s sad. On the upside, Hoopla has a much better selection. I seem to remember someone posting about a NY area library that allows you to get access w/o being a member. Maybe that‘s an option. Where I live, I have a county card (free) and then a city card (not free since I moved out of the city limits) but it‘s $25 per year. Still cheaper than Audible. (edited) 4w
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @xicanti that's so sad! 😢 4w
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @cathysaid I am beginning to consider this option. I guess I should see if Huntsville or Birmingham have an out of city option. If not I'll have to try another state's library. There's one in Virginia that seems like an option. It just makes me feel disloyal to my state library system (as pitiful as it is.) 4w
AnansiGirl 6 titles per month where I live. That is when a book is actually available. Often when I try to borrow I get a “title currently unavailable, contact library to express interest.” 4w
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @AnansiGirl that drives me nuts! It's happened to me several times as well. There has to be some way to see only what you can actually borrow. If the library doesn't have it I shouldn't even see the "borrow" button. 4w
AlaMich I think ours is 6. It used to be 8. 4w
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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Well I'm glad the library didn't lie about having this audiobook title!

ShyBookOwl I need to read more Priest! I read her recent YAs, I Am Princess X and Agony House and loved them both. This is on my tbr 1mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @ShyBookOwl Agony House looks good! 1mo
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Squidapus
Deep Roots | Ruthanna Emrys
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Squidapus still doesn't entirely sit right with this series but he did finish it in one day so he still liked it. Maybe it's because as an eldritch monstrosity himself he doesn't really care for tradition and family bonds and identified more with the views of the antagonists this time. I guess while he loves the idea of taking Lovecraft's work away from racism the creatures are too anthropomorphized to be frightening or otherworldly in this

esurient Squidapus writes the best reviews. 👍 1mo
Squidapus @esurient Aw thank you so much! He tries to be fair and give us some insight into his alien mind 1mo
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Deep Roots | Ruthanna Emrys
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While Squidapus dislikes reading something he just grabbed when his backlog isn't getting any smaller, it also helps to read something related to a recent read that you have fresh in your mind. That way you're not treading water until you go "Oh yeah, that happened...wait who is this?" So now for Deep Roots, second of the Lovrcraftian reimagining! Maybe it'll have more tentacles!

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Butterfinger
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How cool is this?

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Butterfinger
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The Flaming Arrow by George Bruce was fantastic. These short stories have no characterization or much setting description, but action is the focus. This story is about a WWI pilot who is given a suicidal mission because he is the only flying ace who will fight to the bitter end. He becomes a kamikaze and destroys a German factory by loading his plane down with gunpowder. I can see what made people in the 30s buy the aviation pulp.