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Arkrayder

Arkrayder

Joined August 2016

Irish 🇮🇪🇪🇺🌍 - Bookworm 🐛📚- The Beatles 🎸 Music Lover. - Tea drinker 🫖 - Guinness & Smithwicks 🍻- Font admirer -
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The Big Book of the Masters of Horror, Weird & Supernatural Short Stories by Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, Edith Wharton, H.P. Lovecraft, Franz Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Rudyard Kipling, Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, Lord Dunsany, O. Henry, Walter Scott, Arthur Machen, Henry James, Willa Cather, Robert Louis Stevenson, Wilkie COLLINS, Washington Irving, E.F. Benson , Edith Nesbit, Nikolai Gogol, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Guy de Maupassant, Elizabeth Gaskell, John Buchan, H.G. Wells, Algernon Blackwood, L.P. Hartley, Ambrose Bierce, Richard Connell, Robert E. Howard, William Hope Hodgson, Margaret Oliphant, Lafcadio Hearn, Saki, Aleister Crowley, Anatole France, Leonid Andreyev, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, F. Marion Crawford, Walter de la Mare, Robert W. Chambers, Rebecca Harding Davis, A.M. Burrage, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Edward Lucas White, Vernon Lee, Amelia B. Edwards, Clark Ashton Smith, E.T.A. Hoffman, Vincent O'Sullivan, M.R. James, Oliver Onions, M.P. Shiel, W.W. Jacobs, Cynthia Asquith, H. Russell Wakefield, John Metcalfe, Violet Hunt, Robert Hichens, W.F. Harvey, Myla Jo Closser, Majorie Bowen
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The Big Book of the Masters of Horror, Weird & Supernatural Short Stories | Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, Edith Wharton, H.P. Lovecraft, Franz Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Rudyard Kipling, Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, Lord Dunsany, O. Henry, Walter Scott, Arthur Machen, Henry James, Willa Cather, Robert Louis Stevenson, Wilkie COLLINS, Washington Irving, E.F. Benson , Edith Nesbit, Nikolai Gogol, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Guy de Maupassant, Elizabeth Gaskell, John Buchan, H.G. Wells, Algernon Blackwood, L.P. Hartley, Ambrose Bierce, Richard Connell, Robert E. Howard, William Hope Hodgson, Margaret Oliphant, Lafcadio Hearn, Saki, Aleister Crowley, Anatole France, Leonid Andreyev, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, F. Marion Crawford, Walter de la Mare, Robert W. Chambers, Rebecca Harding Davis, A.M. Burrage, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Edward Lucas White, Vernon Lee, Amelia B. Edwards, Clark Ashton Smith, E.T.A. Hoffman, Vincent O'Sullivan, M.R. James, Oliver Onions, M.P. Shiel, W.W. Jacobs, Cynthia Asquith, H. Russell Wakefield, John Metcalfe, Violet Hunt, Robert Hichens, W.F. Harvey, Myla Jo Closser, Majorie Bowen
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#WonderousWednesday Thanks to @Ast_Arslan and @Eggs.

1)California, Colorado, Glendalough in Wicklow, Ireland.
2)Listening to music.
3)The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.
4)I am and always will be grateful for my family.

Ast_Arslan Mmh... I guess you've tagged me by mistake ☺ 4mo
Desha @Arkrayder it‘s showing on my Litsy feed that you left a comment for me on someone‘s post but the comment itself isn‘t showing up for me to read so I‘m sorry if I‘ve not responded to you! 1mo
Arkrayder @Desha nothing to be sorry about! 🙂 I was just commenting about the rain yesterday and that it was worth the wait we had for it. 1mo
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Desha @Arkrayder are you also in Southern CA?! Yes it was so nice to finally get some rain! We need it! 😂👍🏻 1mo
Arkrayder @Desha. I am. 😂. Been here 11 years. Left Ireland to marry the love of my life. 😊 1mo
Desha @Arkrayder Congratulations that is awesome!! I‘m a SoCa native and wherever I go, nowhere compares to here! ☺️ 1mo
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Finished work here in Corona CA. Now home to read for the rest of the day! YAY!!

Arkrayder That rhymes!🤣 5mo
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The Shamrogues: Second Challenge | Patrick Meehan, Niall Spratt
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It‘s been a long time since I first read this. Happy memories.

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Going Solo | Roald Dahl
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Enjoyed reading this again. It‘s a pity Dahl didn‘t write a third volume about his living after he arrived home during the war.

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Modelland | Tyra Banks
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So. Incredibly. Weird. And. Not. In. A. Good. Way. Unintentionally hilarious in parts, bizarre, dark, immature, and grotesque. The book has pseudo-psychological crap thrown in, there is no concept of time, multiple editorial errors and the acknowledgment at the end is obviously written by someone who doesn‘t live in the world the rest of us inhabit. Ten pages of a thank you to, among other things large bodies of water and cafés. Seriously.

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😁 👍 🙏 🤘Having a mini thunderstorm here in my part of SoCal. YAY!!! 🤘

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Happy Father‘s Day Da! Love you and miss you dearly. #fathersday. ❤️

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It was great reading this again. Dahl had fascinating and funny stories of his own life. We should all be so fortunate.

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Hating this heat. 🥵🔥🚒🏜

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Modelland | Tyra Banks
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I‘m 16 pages in and I‘m already contemplating burning the e-reader. Just to make sure I destroy all evidence of this horrendous book. 😱😵‍💫💩🤡🧟‍♂️

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I never even knew this book existed until I found it. If you‘ve only read Dahl‘s children‘s books you‘re going to find this …….different. It was an enjoyable book. Dark in places. But fun over all.

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Modelland | Tyra Banks

372 Pages We‘ll Never Get Back has announced we‘re reading Modelland by Tyra Banks next. MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON US.

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Here I go, out to sea again……

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Batman and Captain America | Jack Kirby, Bob Kane, John Byrne, Joe Simon, Patricia Rose Mulvihill
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It was cool seeing Cap and Bats together. Written in the style of the forties it‘s a bit of a camp “What if” story set in the Elseworlds. It‘s retro- fun to read, but don‘t expect a deep plot here. It‘s an homage to the golden age of comics.

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Cathythoughts ❤️ 8mo
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#Wouldn‘titbenice?

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I would absolutely love to have this as a tattoo. To symbolize my time in California. It‘s a beautiful design. Kind of peaceful.

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I really enjoyed this book. Great learning some more info about Roald Dahl. I think the Henry Sugar story was my fave.

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I really enjoyed this book. Great learning some more info about Roald Dahl. I think the Henry Sugar story was my fave.

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The Big Book of the Masters of Horror, Weird & Supernatural Short Stories | Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, Edith Wharton, H.P. Lovecraft, Franz Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Rudyard Kipling, Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, Lord Dunsany, O. Henry, Walter Scott, Arthur Machen, Henry James, Willa Cather, Robert Louis Stevenson, Wilkie COLLINS, Washington Irving, E.F. Benson , Edith Nesbit, Nikolai Gogol, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Guy de Maupassant, Elizabeth Gaskell, John Buchan, H.G. Wells, Algernon Blackwood, L.P. Hartley, Ambrose Bierce, Richard Connell, Robert E. Howard, William Hope Hodgson, Margaret Oliphant, Lafcadio Hearn, Saki, Aleister Crowley, Anatole France, Leonid Andreyev, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, F. Marion Crawford, Walter de la Mare, Robert W. Chambers, Rebecca Harding Davis, A.M. Burrage, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Edward Lucas White, Vernon Lee, Amelia B. Edwards, Clark Ashton Smith, E.T.A. Hoffman, Vincent O'Sullivan, M.R. James, Oliver Onions, M.P. Shiel, W.W. Jacobs, Cynthia Asquith, H. Russell Wakefield, John Metcalfe, Violet Hunt, Robert Hichens, W.F. Harvey, Myla Jo Closser, Majorie Bowen
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1. I prefer horror. (I prefer non over-the-top gore types of horror.)

2. The last book that genuinely freaked me out and scared me was “Salem's Lot“, although I was ten years old at the time. My brother-in-law loaned it to me. I stayed up all night reading it. It was the first Stephen King book I ever read, and my first proper horror book.

Thank you to @BekahB for having this in her timeline and to @TheSpineView for creating it. 👍 🙂

BekahB I loved Salem‘s Lot! I listened to the audiobook a couple years ago and really enjoyed it. 9mo
Arkrayder @BekahB I didn‘t know there was an audiobook! I‘ll have to look it up. Thank you! 9mo
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I miss Star Trek: TNG. 😕💫☄️⭐️🔭🧬

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The Big Book of the Masters of Horror, Weird & Supernatural Short Stories | Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, Edith Wharton, H.P. Lovecraft, Franz Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Rudyard Kipling, Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, Lord Dunsany, O. Henry, Walter Scott, Arthur Machen, Henry James, Willa Cather, Robert Louis Stevenson, Wilkie COLLINS, Washington Irving, E.F. Benson , Edith Nesbit, Nikolai Gogol, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Guy de Maupassant, Elizabeth Gaskell, John Buchan, H.G. Wells, Algernon Blackwood, L.P. Hartley, Ambrose Bierce, Richard Connell, Robert E. Howard, William Hope Hodgson, Margaret Oliphant, Lafcadio Hearn, Saki, Aleister Crowley, Anatole France, Leonid Andreyev, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, F. Marion Crawford, Walter de la Mare, Robert W. Chambers, Rebecca Harding Davis, A.M. Burrage, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Edward Lucas White, Vernon Lee, Amelia B. Edwards, Clark Ashton Smith, E.T.A. Hoffman, Vincent O'Sullivan, M.R. James, Oliver Onions, M.P. Shiel, W.W. Jacobs, Cynthia Asquith, H. Russell Wakefield, John Metcalfe, Violet Hunt, Robert Hichens, W.F. Harvey, Myla Jo Closser, Majorie Bowen
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The Big Book of the Masters of Horror, Weird & Supernatural Short Stories | Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, Edith Wharton, H.P. Lovecraft, Franz Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Rudyard Kipling, Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, Lord Dunsany, O. Henry, Walter Scott, Arthur Machen, Henry James, Willa Cather, Robert Louis Stevenson, Wilkie COLLINS, Washington Irving, E.F. Benson , Edith Nesbit, Nikolai Gogol, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Guy de Maupassant, Elizabeth Gaskell, John Buchan, H.G. Wells, Algernon Blackwood, L.P. Hartley, Ambrose Bierce, Richard Connell, Robert E. Howard, William Hope Hodgson, Margaret Oliphant, Lafcadio Hearn, Saki, Aleister Crowley, Anatole France, Leonid Andreyev, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, F. Marion Crawford, Walter de la Mare, Robert W. Chambers, Rebecca Harding Davis, A.M. Burrage, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Edward Lucas White, Vernon Lee, Amelia B. Edwards, Clark Ashton Smith, E.T.A. Hoffman, Vincent O'Sullivan, M.R. James, Oliver Onions, M.P. Shiel, W.W. Jacobs, Cynthia Asquith, H. Russell Wakefield, John Metcalfe, Violet Hunt, Robert Hichens, W.F. Harvey, Myla Jo Closser, Majorie Bowen
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1. An Astronomer.
2. Snooze. I'm an night owl.
3. Do no harm.
4.Royal purple.

👋 👍 👌

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Esio Trot | Roald Dahl
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Monty Python rules! #montypython

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Another Dahl book my daughter loved. 👍🏻

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Hardback. But due to cost, only a book I really love or has special meaning.

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1* I'm reading from SoCal, U.S.A. right now and its 6:26pm.
2* No stacks! See where circumstance leads me.
3* Snacks? Eh.
4* Nope.
5* Neither.

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1* It's my Matrix handle.
2* In a comfy chair by the fire, with a pint of Smithwick's to sip. 🙃
3* Any book I read to my daughter.
4* Four/One.

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1* I was born in Dublin, Ireland. (Not my hometown though, I'm a Wicklow man through and through)
2* I live in Southern California, U.S.A. right now.
3* Two sisters. One older, one younger.
4* First book I remember being read to me was “The Twits“ by my 2nd class, primary school teacher.

Thanks to @Ast_Arslan for the jpeg and idea! #EuropeansAssemble! 😁

Ast_Arslan Thanks! But it's a @Eggs creation 😉🧡 9mo
Eggs Thanks @Ast_Arslan❣️ 9mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 📚🤗👏🏻 9mo
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A piece of home.

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AkashaVampie So so true!!! 9mo
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First time reading this story. It was good. My daughter enjoyed it. The earlier Dahl books will always be my favourites. This book keeps up the Dahl tradition of madcap characters. The ‘feel of it‘ as it were is not the same as the Dahl books of my youth. But it‘s probably time that‘s giving me that impression.

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The Magic Finger | Roald Dahl
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This was a short enjoyable read. Never read it before. My daughter liked it too. It was the perfect length for a bedtime story.

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The Twits | Roald Dahl
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A short story this time from Roald Dahl for my daughters bedtime story. She liked it. It‘s a re-read for me.