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Aloisi_tribe

Aloisi_tribe

Joined September 2016

One person‘s craziness is another person‘s reality. -Tim Burton
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Slade House by David Mitchell
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The Big Book of Modern Fantasy | Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
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I haven‘t posted in a while. Being in school full time, working, and moving seriously dampened any reading for pleasure. The pandemic completely squashed it. I have three weeks of summer classes left then a two week break before fall semester and, now that I‘m laid off, I have extra time to read. I bought these two a few days ago to try to get me back into reading for fun and pleasure and pure escapism.

Chrissyreadit These seem like great reads! 1y
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This Book was recommended by Annie Jones on the From the Front Porch podcast. I read the whole thing in one sitting. Although it‘s over 300 pages, it was a quick read because the book is written in lists. The amount of emotion and plot that the author is able to convey just through lists is so cool. It reminded me a little of Eleanor Oliphant. One of the best books I‘ve read this year and a great way to finish 2019.

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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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There are some books that hook you with the first line and you KNOW it‘s going to be a great book. This is one of those books. The only book I‘ve read with a better first line is The Prince of Tides.

BookishMarginalia I just chose this as my free book from #BOTM! 2y
marleed Oh I just thrifted a pristine copy for $3 yesterday - I was so excited! 2y
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A Book Lover's Diary | Shelagh Wallace, Scott McKowen
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I also got this Moleskine book journal to track my books for the coming year. It‘s a gorgeous, quality journal and I‘m looking forward to filling it and keeping better track of my reading in 2020.

vumblereads Nice!! 2y
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Bookshelf | Alex Johnson
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I got a new bookshelf for Christmas to replace the two that were destroyed by movers back in June. I filled it with The Wheel of Time series, my illustrated Harry Potter books, and all the Stephen King books I own. In other news, I am only missing nine of SK‘s books to have a complete collection.

Branwen Looks fantastic! 😍 2y
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The perfect Christmas song for all Littens.

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Book Journal | HarperPerennial
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Question for my fellow Littens: what do you use to track your reading? I used to use Goodreads but haven‘t updated my account on there in about two years.

If you use a journal, is there a specific one that you recommend like Book Riot‘s Read Harder journal or do you use any notebook?

If you use a spreadsheet, do you make your own or do have a template that you download off the internet?

Crazeedi I use goodreads for several years, I also bought a couple journals from amazon, but I'm way behind in filling it out. But I like them a lot. I tried LT for a while, but I got behind with it too. So goodreads is up to date 2y
Texreader LibraryThing. I love it 2y
Kdgordon88 I use the a spreadsheet that I made. It has date finished, title, author, genre, # of pages, star rating and media type. I would probably use something more up date but the idea of loading all that past info is daunting. 2y
Soubhiville I do all 3! I use goodreads, keep a journal that‘s just blank lined pages where I write title, author, number of pages, start and fin. Dates, and whether I own or borrowed it. I also keep a google sheet I created so I can see graphs/ stats at the end of the year. I have most of the same columns as @Kdgordon88 with the addition of location, LGTBQ+, and POC. (edited) 2y
LibrarianRyan To track reading challenges I use a spreadsheet in Google docs that I made myself. In general I use Library thing and GD, but I have so many books in my GR account that somethings don't show up on a day to day basis. I did just buy this What happens in Book Lib stays in book club flip book which is meant to help you keep track of what you read. 2y
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1. David Sedaris, Stephen King, and Sarah Vowell.
2. David Sedaris: I would ask him to tell me a story about his family that‘s not in any of his books. Stephen King: I would want to know which of the many books that he has written is his favorite and what book that he has read is his favorite. Sarah Vowell: what‘s the coolest place she‘s visited.
3. Last count about a year ago: over 500
4. @Trashcanman

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thoughtful responses! 2y
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And the Trees Crept In | Dawn Kurtagich
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Listened to a little more of this audiobook last night for the #24b4monday readathon. This is excellent as an audiobook. The narrator is fantastic and the eerie background music and noises totally immerse you in the story. Usually when I listen to an audiobook, I‘m able to do other activities like clean or crochet, but with this one I just want to sit and listen.

7 hours 20 minutes so far for #24b4monday
#scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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Mehso-so

Finished this last night as part of the #24b4monday readathon. This book was creepy and atmospheric. I didn‘t particularly like the ending but the rest of the book was very good. ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

#scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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One of the many, many books on my TBR shelf. There‘s lots of #magic in this one.

#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon @Clwojick

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The History of Murder | Colin Wilson
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Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night | Thriller Writer International
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No reading tonight. We went to a nearby town where they perform the dance to Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller” a week before Halloween every year. This year they had almost 300 people dress up and dance through the middle of town. It was so cool!

#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #thriller @Clwojick

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The Woman in the Dark | Vanessa Savage
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Finished this today while I was cleaning the house and working on a craft project. It was a decent story. I found my attention drifting some times but it was a good enough story for me to finish. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

#scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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Elevator Pitch | Linwood Barclay
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Finished this last night. I always enjoy Linwood Barclay‘s books. They‘re a gripping, fast read. This one was no exception. I read the whole thing, even though it was over 500 pages, in two days. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick 🙌 🙌 🙌 Sounds good! i'll have to add them to my TBR 2y
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The Ruins | Scott Smith
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In Scott Smith‘s book, The Ruins, #green vines attack some campers in a Mexican jungle.

#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon @Clwojick

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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1. I‘ll be very happy if I can get 12 hours done
2. Definitely a mood reader
3. Chai tea or hot chocolate to drink and lots of chocolate and popcorn to eat
4. Depends on the day and if I have to work the following day or not.
5. Don‘t be afraid to switch up your reading style. I find I do best when I switch between regular books and audiobooks.
6. Thriller and horror
7. All three

#24b4monday #teamslaughter #scarathlon @Clwojick

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Halloween Trivia | Tonya Lambert
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1. Wooden stakes through the heart and sunlight
2. Werewolf
3. B
4. William Shatner
5. The Grim Reaper and an empty grave
6. ???
7. Vlad Dracul or Vlad the Impaler
8. B
9. 😳 no clue
10. The Great Pumpkin
11. 35%
12. 458
13. 28
14. A
15. Slimer
16. A
17. B

#teamslaughter #scarathlon @Clwojick

Clwojick 6. Masks were worn so the living could hide walk among the dead without them knowing.
9. Tootsie Roll
11. 10 % although, i thought it was WAYYY higher. lol
12. 2, 323 lbs. One HUGE pumpkin
16. It's actually blood. lol

Good job! 😍
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The first book that comes to mind for today‘s prompt #voodoo for the #chillingphotochallenge

#scarathlon @Clwojick

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❤️ Northeast Ohio
🧡 Just turned 41 a few weeks ago
💛 I‘m a Branch Assistant at a nearby library
💚 Married for 22 years
💙 She/her
💜 My last name and tribe because we have six kids and I always feel like I‘m wrangling a tribe or a clown car whenever we all go somewhere. Depends on the day. 🤪

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I got this for my son so he can get some ideas for how to carve his pumpkin this year.

#chillingphotochallenge #jack-o-lantern #scarathlon @Clwojick

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This book comes out in May and is right up my alley. I can‘t wait!

#chillingphotochallenge #gory #scarathlon @Clwojick

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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1. Reese‘s cups
2. Licorice 🤢
3. Carving pumpkins. I‘ve been doing it for as long as I can remember.
4. Raggedy Ann. I loved the smell of the old plastic costumes we had when I was a kid. 😁

#scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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I love my kindle and ebooks but sometimes you have to have a physical copy of a book to truly appreciate it. This book is absolutely gorgeous. The illustrations, quote pages, and section break full-page illustrations are breathtaking.

#chillingphotochallenge #monster #scarathlon @Clwojick

Clwojick Agreed! I tend to swoon more over covers and illustrations when it's a physical book. 2y
Cedricsmom Agreed! Mine arrived today and I had no idea it would be so lovely. The artwork, the colors, all of it. Perfect purchase for the season and a great reference too❤️ 2y
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I‘ve had this book on my kindle for three years but haven‘t read it yet.

#chillingphotochallenge #bloody #scarathlon @Clwojick

Cathythoughts It‘s very good 👍🏻♥️ 2y
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Finished this one today too. It was a quick read but a cute story. I love everything Rainbow Rowell does. This also takes place on Halloween so extra points for #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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The Vanishing Stair | Maureen Johnson
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The sequel to Truly Devious. I liked this one better than the first and can‘t wait for part three to come out in the spring! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

MidnightBookGirl Such a fun series! 2y
ofclumsywords Really glad to hear the second was better. Maureen Johnson is one of my favorite authors but I wasn‘t a fan of Truly Devious at all! 2y
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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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The first book that came to mind for today‘s #chillingphotochallenge prompt #candy. I haven‘t read this one yet.

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Sleepswithbooks This is a fun book 😃 2y
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One of my favorite books on true crime. I love the cover of this too with the typewriter keys spelling out the title.

#chillingphotochallenge #black #scarathlon @Clwojick

Chrissyreadit How are you doing with the BBRC? I‘m just trying to sort out what I‘ve read so far. 2y
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I posted about this book earlier under the American title, The Corset. I prefer the British title.

#chillingphotochallenge #poison #scarathlon @Clwojick

TheEllieMo It was published in the UK as The Corset 2y
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Clue | Paul Allor
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Finished this GN adaptation of one of my favorite board games. I especially liked Upton and the ending was great! ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

#scarathlon @Clwojick

Clwojick I think i have this out from the library!!! 🙈 I can't remember which ones I picked, since i have so many out from the library! 😂 2y
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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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Finished this on audiobook today. I‘m so glad that I came back to it after bailing on it a few months ago. It was so good! Using this as part of the #scarathlon #scaryscavengerhunt for a book where a character dies. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

@Clwojick This book was so good, I immediately checked out part two, The Vanishing Stair, and started listening to it. Move this up on your TBR!

Clwojick Will do! i'm going to check to see if it's available on Cloud Library 2y
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Thirteen | Steve Cavanagh
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Haven‘t started this one yet but how appropriate for the #thirteen #chillingphotochallenge
#scarathlon @Clwojick

Clwojick This is the one i had picked out for this prompt too! i've been wanting to read it for so long. 2y
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Finished this one last night, read the whole thing in two days. I liked this better than The Last Time I Lied but not as much as Final Girls. I love Sager‘s books because they are so compulsively readable and I can just fly through them. ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Using this as part of the #scaryscavengerhunt for the book where a character dies

#teamslaughter #scarathlon @Clwojick

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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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My favorite Neil Gaiman, The #Graveyard Book.

#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon @Clwojick

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The October Country | Ray Bradbury
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The #October Country, one of my favorites of Bradbury‘s. I lent my physical copy to my daughter and haven‘t gotten it back yet ☹️

#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon @Clwojick

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The Brothers Grimm definitely have some #grim and spooky tales.

#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon @Clwojick

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Rearranged my living room tonight. There‘s not many places I enjoy being as much as I do here, among all my books. 😍

Crazeedi It looks like the perfect place to read!! 2y
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There‘s only one #raven when it comes to spooky and scary.

#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon @Clwojick

RachelAmphlett Love this 😂 2y
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One of my favorite read this time of year is Edith Wharton‘s #Ghost Stories.

#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon @Clwojick

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I Let You Go | Clare Mackintosh
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This is the first book I‘ve read by Clare Mackintosh and I immediately added her others to my holds list as soon as I finished it. The twist in the middle made me stop reading and gasp out loud. So good! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Tales | Edgar Allan Poe
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Linsy 😂 2y
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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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1. 🍫🍫🍫🍫
2. Witches, especially those of the Salem variety
3. Treats!
4. Scary movie
5. Skeletons
6. Hand out candy
7. Hay ride
8. Funny costume
9. Neither 🤢
10. Walk alone in a forest
11. Black cats
12. Hot chocolate
13. In my neighborhood

#teamslaughter #scarathlon @Clwojick

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Karen Russell‘s new book, #Orange World, is supposed to be very creepy.

#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon @Clwojick

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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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One of my very favorite #vampire novels.

#chillingphotochallenge @Clwojick

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Bad Man: A Novel | Dathan Auerbach
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Finished this on the way to Kings Island today. I keep hearing that Auerbach‘s books are some of the scariest out there but I didn‘t find this or his other book, Pen Pal, scary at all. Still a mystery book for the #scarathlon challenge though.

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Horror: A Literary History | Xavier Aldana Reyes
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I got this book for my birthday last year and still haven‘t read it. I 🖤 all things #horror.

#chillingphotochallenge @Clwojick

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Getting ready to start this today. I‘m using this for the book that scares me for the #scaryscavengerhunt. With three kids in college and three in public schools, there‘s not much that scares me more than school shootings.

#scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick