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Joined June 2017

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The Hunger by Alma Katsu
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Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
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The Near Witch by V. E. Schwab
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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
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Yay! Book 1 came in! In Halloween town, Jack is playing fetch with Zero when he is sucked into a portal and ends up in Christmas Town. Jack can‘t leave because of a very important Halloween meeting and so he sends 3 minions to rescue Zero. Meanwhile, Zero is valiantly trying to find his way home. Book 2 tomorrow! (note: these are manga from Tokyo Pop).

This is super adorable. I love Zero 💕
#scarathlon #TeamStoker (Halloween 20pts)

4thhouseontheleft Omg there is a nightmare before Christmas graphic novel? 😍😍 4h
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CoffeeCatsBooks @4thhouseontheleft It‘s called Zero‘s journey. I‘d say the target audience is middle graders. Zero is just adorable and so is Jack worrying about him! 4h
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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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After nearly dying, Cass can see ghosts; in fact, her best friend is a ghost. When her family heads to Edinburgh, though, she learns about the dangers of the Veil.

This was a great story. There is something about stories in which a thread connects or anchors the living to their bodies that appeals to me. I look forward to the sequel and I‘m curious about the mounting tension around Jacob.

#scarathlon #TeamStoker (theme 👻 10 pts)

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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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My dad (who is an even bigger Harry Potter fan) and I are planning on a trip to Edinburgh this summer. I already had this on my list but was excited to see it pop up in my reading! 💕
#scarathlon #TeamStoker

BillBlume I love this book. Got it as an impulse buy at a book signing for Schwab‘s VENGEFUL, and ended up enjoying it even more than the other book (which is also great!). 10h
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CoffeeCatsBooks @BillBlume I just ordered the 2nd book. I‘ll be interested to see how she further develops things in it. 7h
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Goodnight, Little Monster | Helen Ketteman
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I loved the illustrations in this one! A little monster is getting ready for bedtime. Also, if bugs 🐜 freak you out, I‘d stay away from this one.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker (theme 10pts)

Avanders Appreciate the heads up on bugs... 😬😟 14h
CoffeeCatsBooks @Avanders Cute but yeah lots of bugs! 10h
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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This was cute. The skeleton just wants to dance 💃, but he keeps falling apart.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker (Halloween 20pts)

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J Is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet | Denise Brennan-Nelson, Donald Wu
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This was an unusual one although I liked most of the illustrations. It has about 1/2 a page of background info for each of the letters; some of which were very interesting. It is also an alphabet book with basic words too. Maybe it‘s just me it seemed like two different books combined.
#scarathalon #TeamStoker #chillingphotochallenge (Jack-o-lantern) (Halloween 20 pts)

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This is so freaking cute! Pete and his crew face a sea monster, but Pete knows the secret to the monster‘s heart.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker (theme - monster 10 pts)

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Finally managed to drag down my photo album from college. I‘m the cat in white (if you couldn‘t guess).
#scarathlon #teamStoker

TheReadingMermaid That is so awesome. 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 9h
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The Bad Guys | Aaron Blabey
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1. Jason Voorjees
2. Michael Myers
3. Norman Bates
4. Freddy Krueger
5. Hannibal Lector
6. Sadaka Y.
7. Pinhead
8. Jack Torrance
9. Jigsaw
10. John Doe
11. ? Seth Brundle
12. Anne Wilkes
13. Leatherface
14. Lestat
15. Chuckie (I always thought that movie was called Chuckie)

#scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid You got them all correct. 30 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 9h
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DCeased - Issue 0 | Tom Taylor
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This one was really good. I wish I had the rest of the series. Zombie outbreak.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker (theme - 10pts +1)

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Batman: Rebirth (2016) #1 | Scott Snyder, Tom King
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Well, this was getting good and the the comic ended.😥#scarathlon #TeamStoker (Theme - monster 10pts)

TheReadingMermaid Dammit I hate it when that happens! 🧟‍♀️ 1d
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Wrapped Up Vol. 1 | Dave Scheidt
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This was very colorful and kinda cute, but it didn‘t leave me wanting to read more.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker (Theme monster 10pts + 1)

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In this one, Donald Duck and the nephews have a bet about who will score the most Halloween candy.

#scarathlon #TreamStoker (Halloween 20pts +1)

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Donald Duck gets an offer to paint a haunted house, but his nephew‘s want to teach him a lesson. Not really about Halloween.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker (Theme 👻 10pts + 1)

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This is actually the free #0 episode to entice you into the series (and it totally worked !) I want to read the whole series now. In Halloween town, Jack is playing fetch with Zero when something goes horribly wrong.

#scarathlon #TeamStoker (Halloween 20pts +1pt)

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I couldn‘t get the title to come up for me. This is a collection of jokes and not a story.

#scarathlon #TeamStoker (Halloween 20pts +1)

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I really like Catwoman so this was cute. Note, this is not a comic but an illustrated chapter book. The story mainly features Robin and Batgirl.

#scarathlon #TramStoker (Halloween 20pts +1)

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Halloween Every Night! | Karla Mansell
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The style of the illustrations in this book were really not for me, but I thought the dedication was sweet and Winston does indeed appear several times in the story.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker (Halloween 20pts +1)

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Creepy Pumpkin Patch | Brian Medrano
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A group of friends find out that the creepy pumpkin patch is not what they think. A little too message heavy for me.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker (Halloween 20pts + 1)

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I liked this, but there was a lot of switching between several storylines, and I wanted them to stay with one line longer. There was a lot of reorienting myself.

#scarathlon #TeamStoker (Theme- 10pts + 1)

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Varjak Paw | SF Said
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Varjak Paw 🐾 is different from his other Mesopotamia Blue siblings. They might look down on him, but it is up to him to save them if he can learn the ancient ways of his ancestor, Jalal.

Great story 😻 with black ink drawings by Dave McKean.

#scarathlon #TeamStoker (5pts + 1)

VioletBramble The pun-my title makes me want to read this. And rewatch Breakfast at Tiffany‘s. I think this every time I see this book. 2d
CoffeeCatsBooks @VioletBramble I didn‘t even catch that! 😂 Love it even more 2d
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Zero scare factor in this one.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker

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1. A Sugar Daddy
2. Anything sour apple 🍏
3. Dressing up in costume since a little kid
4. I dressed up like a cat (think like the Broadway show)

#scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid Nice! 25 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 2d
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Varjak Paw | SF Said
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Loving Varjak Paw so far. 😺

#scarathlon #TeamStoker

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I couldn‘t resist this when I saw it! It doesn‘t open sadly, but if you touch the center it shakes and moves around. #scarathlon #TeamStoker #chillingphotochallenge Monster

TheReadingMermaid Oh my gods how cute!!!! 😍😍😍 🧟‍♀️ 2d
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Watched House on Haunted Hill with Vincent Price. Fun, overly dramatic production.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid All William Castle films are all that way. He had a habit of wanting to engage the audience into the film that they were seeing. You should hear some of the stories of what he did in the theaters that his films were playing in. 😂😂😂 🧟‍♀️ 3d
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Bunnicula (Anniversary) | Deborah Howe, James Howe
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This adorable fuzzy cover 40th anniversary edition includes a touching introduction by James Howe about how he and his late wife created Bunnicula. The back of this edition includes a few messages from authors who share how Bunnicula has impacted them. Also, there are photos of different covers over the years, as well as fan drawings. Great little edition.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker (theme - vampire 🐰)

TheReadingMermaid Check your tags sweetheart 😉 🧟‍♀️ 3d
CoffeeCatsBooks @TheReadingMermaid I swear I wasn‘t defecting 🙀 3d
TheReadingMermaid 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 3d
TheReadingMermaid For a minute there I was like "Waaaaait.... ?" 3d
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I did this as a Mad Libs. The last one got cut off and is “Salem”.
#scarathlon #teamStoker

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Honeydukes: A Scratch and Sniff Adventure | Daphne Pendergrass, Jenna Ballard
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Honeyduke‘s would be a fun Hogsmeade visit for candy! #scarathlon #Chillingphotochallenge Candy #TeamStoker

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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This was at my school last year. I was dressing as Luna, but I was over the blonde wig by this point.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker #cosplay

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CoffeeCatsBooks @thereadingmermaid Can this one count? Or does all ready using it rule it out for the previous year one? 3d
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Untilted | Autechre
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My lovely Una who left too soon.

#scarathlon #TeamStoker #ChillingPhotoChallenge Black

Stacypatrice She‘s beautiful 💖 6d
Leftcoastzen So beautiful. 6d
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CoffeeCatsBooks @Stacypatrice @Leftcoastzen Thank you; she was a sweetie! 💕 5d
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Took Book Riot‘s literary witch quiz and got Hermione. I‘ll take it even though I‘m a Ravenclaw.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker 1pt

Thanks to the @rachelsbrittain who posted the link!

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1. Chocolate 🍫
2. Witches 🧹
3. Treat
4. Scary Movie 🍿
5. Zombies 🧟‍♀️
6. Kitkats
7. Corn maze 🌽
8. Scary Costume
9. Pumpkins pie 🥧
10. Walk alone in a dark forest🌳
11. Both 🦇 and black 🐱!!
12. Pumpkin 🎃 Spice
13. In my neighborhood
#scarathlon #TeamStoker

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Tales of the Peculiar | Ransom Riggs
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This is set in the same world as Ms. Peregrine‘s Home for Peculiar Children. However, you don‘t need to have read that series to enjoy these fairy tales (Magical/Mythic creatures are just called Peculiars). The stories are accompanied by stunning black and white illustrations.

#scarathlon #TeamStoker (theme - monsters)

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Tales of the Peculiar | Ransom Riggs
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I‘m enjoying these fairytale like stories, as well as the black and white illustrations.

#scarathlon #teamStoker

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Man-Eaters Vol. 2 | Chelsea Cain
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Okay, this was good but I was disappointed about all the fluff in the back this time. I enjoyed it in the first volume, but here I felt that I needed more story and felt a little shortchanged on that front. Did enjoy the “Where are they now?” for Mandy and Jennifer.

Also, that is Kitcat in the background stealing some of my carrot cake while my hands are occupied.
#scarathlon #TeakStoker (book)

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LauraJ Agreed. 6d
CoffeeCatsBooks @LauraJ Yes, if I feel this way after vol 3, I‘ll probably stop reading this series. 4d
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The Fox and the Star | Coralie Bickford-Smith
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The Star ⭐️ brings comfort and companionship to a lonely fox, but then the seasons change and the fox 🦊 awakes to no star and hunts for his friend.

The design in this one is beautiful too. Sweet story.
#scarathlon #teamStoker (book)

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The Fox and the Star | Coralie Bickford-Smith
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And the next book up by Coralie Bickford-Smith.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker

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The Worm and the Bird | Coralie Bickford-Smith
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This is beautifully designed as you would expect from Coralie Bickford-Smith. The front endpapers are cute little earthworm designs and the back are the black bird. The illustrations flip between the earthworm wanting space and putting things off, and the bird waiting above. Just Lovely.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker (book)

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The Worm and the Bird | Coralie Bickford-Smith
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The illustrations in this are gorgeous!
#scarathlon #TeamStoker

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Tales of the Peculiar | Ransom Riggs
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When you swear to yourself that you will buy no more books 📚 this month, but they just jump into your cart 🤥.

#scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 😂😂😂😂 my husband doesn't understand that 🧟‍♀️ 6d
JazzFeathers They do have that terrible habit, don't they? 6d
CoffeeCatsBooks @TheReadingMermaid @JazzFeathers They 📚just want a forever home. 😂 6d
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Poison Diaries | Jane Duchess of Northumberland
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This is an awesome little book btw! Poison
#scarathlon #chillingphotochallenge #teamStoker

Linsy Yes it is!!! 7d
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1. Tony Todd
2. Troll
3. Tom Riddle
4. Typhon
5. Tuttle, Lisa
6. Terror of Mechagodzilla
7. The Rocky Horror Show
8. Tunnel
9. “The greatest trick the devil pulled was convincing the world there was only one of him”
10. Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
#scarathlon #TeamStoker

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1. Sigourney Weaver
2. Spirit
3. Sea Lamprey
4. Scylla
5. Stephen King
6. Son of Frankenstein
7. Sweeney Tod
8. Salem
9. “Sometimes dead is better”
10. Singraven Manor
#scarathlon #TeamStoker

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1. O‘Rourke, Heather
2. Occult
3. Ogre
4. Ouroboros
5. Oates, Joyce Carol
6. One Million Years B.C (60‘s )
7. Omen the Musical
8. Opera
9. “Oh yes there will be blood”
10. Okiku‘s Well
#scarathlon #teamStoker

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1. Jensen, Gunnar
2. Hauntings
3. Human (some, ugh)
4. Hydra
5. H. P. Lovecraft
6. The Horror of Frankenstein
7. House of Flowers
8.Hell
9. “He says gods likes to see an atheist around it gives them something to aim at.”
10. Hill House
#scarathlon #teamstoker

TheReadingMermaid This one also on number one is there a typo? 1w
CoffeeCatsBooks @TheReadingMermaid sorry! Gunnar Hansen 1w
TheReadingMermaid Okay so 20 here too 1w
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1. Cough, Michael
2. Ghost
3. Ghouls
4. Grim Reaper
5. Grant, Mira
6. Godzilla
7. Ghost
8. Graveyard
9. “Good books don‘t give up their secrets easily” S. King
10. Genting Highlands
#scarathlon #teamStoker

TheReadingMermaid Sweetie on number one on this one does it have a typo? 1w
CoffeeCatsBooks @TheReadingMermaid yep, autocorrect! Gough 1w
TheReadingMermaid Okay so 20 here... 1w
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Heart-Shaped Box | Joe Hill
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Digging into this one for #scarathlon now. It will be my first Joe Hill, so fingers crossed. #teamStoker 1pt

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FantasyChick Loved this book! 1w
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I like that cover. 1w
CoffeeCatsBooks @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego The endpapers in it are gorgeous too! 1w
CoffeeCatsBooks @FantasyChick @rohit-sawant Enjoying it so far. 👻 1w
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The Silent Companions | Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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This book flips from a woman in an asylum in the late 1800‘s to the events that led her there, and a diary from the 1600‘s.

This is a creepy and atmospheric read. I enjoy gothic tales and books with diary entries, so this was a good read for me (and bonus, there is a cat 🐈 Jasper). Plus, the cover 💕
#scarathlon #TeamStoker (theme 👻)

Maike I agree, this was really creepy. 🙈 1w
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Readage Beautiful cover ❤️ 1w
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CoffeeCatsBooks @Readage Yes, and I had to hunt for this edition. (edited) 1w
CoffeeCatsBooks @Maine It reminded of the Weeping Angels in Dr. Who 1w
Laura317 @CoffeeCatsBooks Now I really want to read it since it reminded you of the Weeping Angels! 1w
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