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Here they are, my #bookspin and #doublespin for October.. The Heroes of Olympus #3 & #4 🤩 can't wait to spend more time with Percy, Jason & Co.

The Sandman: An Audible Original | Neil Gaiman, Dirk Maggs
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Let‘s try this experience! It‘s slightly spooky right? 👻

Night Creatures | Time-Life Books
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My son & I read these year round 🦇he loves spooky stories 🧛🏻‍♀️ the enchanted world books are excellent— we have about twenty! 📚My partner bought them for me before marriage & children 🕷 this illustration reminds me of @Yuki_Onna I know she loves scary stories from Japan, too!🖤 #creature #scarathlon2022 #teammonstermash

Yuki_Onna @Oooohhh, I do!!! 👏 That sunds so good. Thank you for thinking of me, Stacey!
Btw. may I ask for the name of your friend who wrote the two haunted history books? I'll try to find them on ebay!
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October 1 #Scarathlon2022 tv series Bucket List 1st episode season 2 @StayCurious #TeanMonsterMash

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Each day this month I am going to try to post an artwork that although not classified as Horror Art, could generously be considered “unsettling,“ “macabre,“ or even “horrifying.“ First up is Caravaggio's Medusa. Caravaggio created 2 versions, 1 of which, cleverly experimenting with perspective, was created on a circular wooden shield & subsequently presented to Ferdinando Medici. It is currently displayed in the Uffizi. The tale of Perseus👇

vivastory & Medusa is memorably related in Ovid's Metamorphoses. The Allen Mandelbaum & Ted Hughes translations are wonderful. There is a new translation being published next month by Penguin & translated by Stephanie McCarter. 20h
TheBookHippie I love Medusa she‘s always fascinated me! I love this painting too I recently watched a documentary on it! 19h
vivastory @TheBookHippie That documentary sounds interesting. What was the name of it? 19h
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TheBookHippie @vivastory it was on YouTube oh goodness now let me find it back! I subscribe to every art museum 🤦🏻‍♀️ it‘s been my COVID pastime 19h
vivastory @TheBookHippie That's a great pastime! 19h
TheBookHippie @vivastory I did it during lockdown too. It‘s actually quite lovely. 19h
Meshell1313 Unsettling indeed! 18h
BarbaraBB I should have mentioned Caravaggio too, the other day 🖤 15h
vivastory @BarbaraBB I think you might see a few favorites in my planned posts 🙂 2h
BarbaraBB Nice! Looking forward to it! 2h
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Oops, a day late but did read 3 chapters to finish the tagged yesterday 😅
Goal - 20 chapters in 4 days, finish 4 books
Stone Blind - Natalie Haynes
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
How to kill your family- Bella Mackie
The kingdom under the sea - Joan Aiken

#20in4 #TeamSlaughter
@Andrew65 @Clwojick

Andrew65 Hope it‘s going well. 31m
AllDebooks @Andrew65 I'm doing ok, not gonna finish The Secret History, I forgot how long it is 27m
Andrew65 Not surprised you won‘t finish it, it is a massive book. 26m
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#BookSpinBingo #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks

Ithaca is a retelling of Penelope's story, which I loved in theory. To be fair, there is so much in this book that I loved, but the shifts in tone due to Hera being the narrator of the tale felt out of place and became annoying.

I'm still glad that I read it, but it's not a Greek retelling I'll revisit.

Karisa Reminds me of one of my favorite poems: 1d
Karisa Penelope
by Dorothy Parker

In the pathway of the sun,
In the footsteps of the breeze,
Where the world and sky are one,
He shall ride the silver seas,
He shall cut the glittering wave.
I shall sit at home, and rock;
Rise, to heed a neighbor's knock;
Brew my tea, and snip my thread;
Bleach the linen for my bed.
They will call him brave.
Karisa (I love the rhyme schemes with his like waves and her part like a heartbeat. And that last line… Penelope is awesome. Too bad the book doesn‘t quite live up to her.) 1d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1d
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Not the End of the World | Kate Atkinson
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Another short story collection finished this week… another mixed bag of reactions! I disliked the first few stories, loved several in the middle, and am on the fence about the rest. I did love the little connections between the stories as well as the hints of magical realism, which become more pronounced as the stories progress. This was my August #DoubleSpin.

The Sandman: Doll's house | Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg
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Kicking off my #Scarathlon2022 #readathon with the brand new full cast audiobook of The Sandman: Act III(which is not the tagged book coz it‘s not in the database!)I‘m a bit late, tonight‘s been kinda crap. First I come out in an all over rash from covid(yay)then we lose all water to the house(double yay)then I get into it with the hubby(and not in a good way😒)can this week be over already? Please?? #TeamSlaughter 1pt

Librarianaut I hope it gets better soon❤️ 2d
Clwojick Hopefully October brings better days. 🖤 2d
julieclair Sounds like a miserable night. 😕 On the bright side, your Scarathlon artwork is awesome! 👻👍 1d
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