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FantasyChick

Joined June 2017

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And another! I thought this was an adorably Canadian take on this

#HolidayReads : 25pts
#WGWordSearch : 2 x 10 = 20pts

#WinterGames2021 #MistletoeManiacs @Clwojick

Clwojick I have this one! ❤️ 3d
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Gingerbread Boy | David Cutts
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Had some story time and actually managed to find a couple #HolidayReads

This is one of those personalized books so I just tagged something with gingerbread in it 🤣

A cute little story about some Christmas baking

25pts
#WGWordSearch : 13 x 10= 130pts
#FestivePhotoChallenge :15pts

#WinterGames2021 #MistletoeManiacs #RedandGreen @Clwojick

Clwojick Cute! 3d
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Had some lunch and then back up the stairs for my favourite Xmas movie ever!! I always watch this at least once a year 😊

The boy's attention span has reached its limit but I'm all in.

#Holidaymakers:5pts
#HolidayTradition : 25pts

#MistletoeManiacs #WinterGames2021 @Clwojick

AmyK1 One of my favorites! 3d
FantasyChick @AmyK1 It's my absolute favourite Cristmas Carol adaptation. Probably my favourite Muppet movie too! 3d
hannah-leeloo I watched this today with my kids 3d
Asthecroweflies My daughter LOVED this movie! 3d
CuriousG I love the Muppets so much. This is a great movie, but at my house nothing tops Muppets From Space...and I don't even have kids 😂 2d
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Shrek the Halls | Catherine Hapka
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Hanging out in the boy's room for a bit and watching our first Xmas movie of the month! To be fair, this is probably the 6th time we've watched this in the past 2 weeks but this time it counts! 🤣🤣

#Holidaymovie: 5pts

#WinterGames #MistletoeManiacs @Clwojick

Clwojick Woop woop! ❤️💚 3d
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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Danielle! A package arrived this morning and has your name on it 🥰🥰

I'm apparently not allowed to have it, but it's here 🤣🤣

#PoutinePenPals #StockingSwap @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Looks like it's in good hands! 💚🎄❤️ 3d
Tera66 Such a happy baby😍 1d
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Happy December and Happy #WinterGames

We are up bright and early and I got my first book of the month down. I would rather pull out my own tooth than join the Elf on a Shelf cult but I do love our low-maintenance, slightly different and proud of it reindeer friend 🥰 The story he comes with is too cute for words.

#HolidayRead : 25pts
#HolidayTradition : 20pts
#WGWordSearch : 30 x 10 = 300pts

#MistletoeManiacs @Clwojick

JackOBotts We prefer the Reindeer in here, as well! AND thank you for the reminder to help our guys arrive! 🤦🏻‍♀️🌲 (edited) 3d
FantasyChick Hahaha @JackOBotts You are welcome! I would have completely forgotten too if it wasn't for the influx of FB posts about those damn elves 🤣 3d
Charityann So cute!😄 3d
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Clwojick This is cute! I‘ve never seen this little guy before. 3d
FantasyChick @Clwojick We got him as a gift last year and it's great! Stupid elf is supposed to watch you and not be touched but this little guy is supposed to become your best Christmas friend for Santa 🥰 All of the fun....none of the craziness or meltdowns from having a fun toy they aren't allowed to have 🤣 3d
Clwojick Wait, what? You‘re not allowed to touch Elf on the Shelf? That seems a little sad…. 3d
FantasyChick @Clwojick That's what I thought!! Why have a toy visit you if you can't play with it? Apparently it loses its magic if you touch it? 🙄 Maybe that's why they do all those strange things at night 🤷‍♀️ Either way, give me a low maintenance, cuddle reindeer any day of the week 🤣 3d
JackOBotts @FantasyChick I‘m with you 100% - between the “demands” on the elf overnight and the like, I was not about it. My mom “gifted” us the elf…it‘s still in the bottom of the Christmas decorations box! #NoThanks 3d
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Voices in the Snow | Darcy Coates
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I have been having one hell of a time coming up with a TBR for #WinterGames2021 I'm not big on holiday romances or cozies but nothing I own looked good either so....fuck it. Let's give it a shot!

I pretty much looked for whatever didn't look horrible from the library, Hoopla and KU and selected a bunch. If all else fails, I'm going to try any #bookspin and #doublespin picks I missed over the year 😅

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick

FantasyChick Some of their actually ended up sounding pretty good and I'm kind of really excited for Coates so this might be a good breach of comfort zone....sort of 🤣 #MistletoeManiacs 4d
Clwojick I have Five Total Strangers on my list too! ❤️ 4d
JenReadsAlot This post made me giggle!! 4d
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tdrosebud Good luck! 4d
Sresendez12 Skipping Christmas is one of my favorites! I‘ve read it and listened to the audio. Plus I absolutely love the movie! 4d
TheAromaofBooks I never used to like holiday romances and never read Christmas books at Christmas time particularly... but the last couple of years I don't know what has gotten into me! I can hardly wait to read as many cheesy, predictable holiday romances as I can! 😂 4d
FantasyChick @Clwojick I've seen it on a few lists so I'm hoping it's a decent read for everyone! 4d
FantasyChick @Sresendez12 I got the audio for it! I watch the movie almost every year so it's about time I got the book read 🤣 4d
FantasyChick @TheAromaofBooks I'm the complete opposite. I used to love the cheesy romances and would devour them! I wish I could remember the holiday ones I used to like because I would just reread those 😂 4d
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EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Ok Littens I need a bit of advise because I'm not sure what I'm doing about this. One of the books I ordered for a gift came in today and the tip in is upside down 🤔 It happens but my question is: Would it bother you if you got a book like this? I figure it would cost me more to send it back than it's worth so do I keep it and order a new one or send it along anyway and hope the person receiving doesn't mind? Anyone deal with this before?

wanderinglynn Oh that is weird. I have never seen a misprint like that—especially a signed one. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Maybe contact the store you got it from & ask about it? 1w
Laughterhp That‘s so weird! Maybe it‘ll be worth more money one day.. I‘ve never seen that before but I wouldn‘t be mad about it. 1w
Lindy 🤔 1w
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Soubhiville It wouldn‘t bother me. Strange. 1w
5feet.of.fury It‘s definitely weird. But also probably rare. It‘s a toss up. 1w
Nessavamusic Very strange, I‘ve never seen that but with how publishing is going right now…Great book btw! 1w
BrittanyReads I think it's unique! Pass it on! I got a book of the month book printed upside down. It irked me at first but now it's a favorite. 1w
Kimberlone I wouldn‘t mind at all. It‘s the thought that counts! Plus it‘s signed! 1w
BookwormM I would love it for its weirdness 1w
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Dead Inside | Chandler Morrison
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No more BookTok videos for me. I just can't. This was on a list for Most Dusturbing Reads and that has to be the understatement of the year. Graphic and just wrong but I could have almost forgiven it if there had been any decent storyline at all. There was one scene that should never have been thought of let alone put to paper. I can't....

Do yourself a favour and just don't. Really...don't.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

aperfectmjk I have read this. I'm ashamed to admit I fell for it too. I read some Goodreads reviews and thought "Stop, it can't be that bad." Yep! It's that bad. ?‍♀️ 2w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick The cover is screaming Read Me! I'll pass this time and hope it doesn't sway me in the future. 🤣 2w
FantasyChick @aperfectmjk That's what I thought too! At first I didn't find it too bad, gross and disturbing for sure but I expected that. It wasn't until the clinic scenes that I knew this was WAY too much for me. I finished, barely, but this one's going to stay with me for a while. And not in a good way 😬 2w
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FantasyChick @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I know! That cover is stunning!!! 😍 It is much too pretty for a book as disturbing as this 😂 I hope you hold your ground on this one 2w
aperfectmjk Yes, the abortion clinic had me over here like... 😲😲😲😲😵🤢🤮😳 2w
Bookgirl Good warning! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Oh no! Hopefully you can find a nice comforting read to cancel this one out a little!! 2w
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Mark this one on the calendar: I completed both my #doublespin and now my #bookspin picks for the month!! First time all year 😆

This wasn't bad. Memoir style life story of a famous author with, you guessed it, seven husbands. It was good but it felt like a lot of the same story being told over and over during different times. I see why people love it but I don't get the hype. Not my type of book I guess 🤷‍♀️

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!!! 2w
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@teebe I love a good ghost story and locally, we have tons! The story of Esther Cox (tagged book) overshadows the other stories now since we've capitalized on it (seriously, if you're ever in the area in October #EstherFest is a go to event!) but if you find a local there are some great legends to be heard! Some details have been lost for this one but I'll try my best.

Here's the heartbreaking story of The Marsh Witch
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FantasyChick Our tiny little town borders the next province and we are separated by tons of marsh land. You drive down one street and it just stops and turns from paved road to dirt. Nothing but marshland and access roads. It's kind of unsettling especially at night.

I'm not sure of the exact year anymore but it was a while ago.
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FantasyChick Down on the marsh was a family with a mentally ill daughter and they had a large farmhouse with lots of farmland property there. Enough that they had hired staff to keep the farm going. One day some of the farm hands lured the girl out the barn with news of a new birth by one of the animals. Once she had been lured out, they proceeded to r*pe her in the barn. This inevitably leads to her becoming pregnant. 2w
FantasyChick Now, it's not really known what happened in between the r*pe and the birth, with the farmhands and the family but eventually she gives birth to the child. The story goes that after the birth the girl's father takes and kills the baby, burying it on the marsh property. 2w
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FantasyChick Traumatized, the girl becomes increasing difficult and hard to handle and ends up being moved to a small house on the property where she is kept alone and only visited to be brought food. How she died has been lost over the years but she remained locked in that house for the remainder of her life. 2w
FantasyChick Legend says that if you go down to the marsh at night and see lights (it's pitch dark there at night. The only lights visible are in the distance from houses or the highway on the other end) it's her out searching for her lost baby and the men that wronged her. It's sad and creepy and completely unsettling but that's the story of our Marsh Witch. Or the Marsh Lights, depending on who you talk to. 2w
FantasyChick Hope you enjoyed this lost local legend @teebe ! #creepychristmas 2w
teebe Wow that‘s awful. And marshes are already fairly creepy. I used to absolutely devour books about Canadian ghost stories but I‘ve never heard this one! Thanks for sharing! 2w
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@MaleficentBookDragon Did you secretly know I was your match? This list was practically made for me! So excited to see Jennifer McMahon and Darcy Coates on here but I think I'm most excited for Lost Village. Sounds SO good!

I've already read 3 listed and the only one here I have waiting is Survive the Night so I'm off to start queuing up holds! Hope my list works for you too 😊

Great pick @monalyisha

#newyearwhodis

monalyisha This makes me happy! 🥰 And I still need to read the Allie Brosh, too! I own it and everything! 2w
Chrissyreadit @monalyisha I have to say between my own list and previous years, and seeing other peoples lists- you are very gifted in the matching business 🤍😘 2w
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MaleficentBookDragon Yay! I‘m glad you like my list. I have a copy of both The Whispering Dead and When No One is Watching that I can send you. They were both my #LMPBC picks so they have notes. Want me to send them to you? 2w
MaleficentBookDragon @monalyisha I absolutely 💜💜💜💜💜 the Brosh, especially the story about stalking the neighbor as a kid. I couldn‘t stop laughing at that one. Thanks for the match! I‘m looking forward to working through @FantasyChick ‘s list. 2w
FantasyChick @MaleficentBookDragon OH I would LOVE that!! I love books with notes 😊 Are you sure? I know it can be a bit much to ship to Canada especially this time of year. You're awesome! 2w
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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Got my #jolabokaflodswap matches today and made my buying choices. Since I already grabbed some treats for all my swap packages that means I am officially done my #LitsyShopping 😁😁😁

Guess I better start buying for the family now, huh?

@MaleficentBookDragon

wanderinglynn Wow! You are on the ball! 2w
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Carrie | Stephen King
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Super excited!! I've decided that 2022 (maybe a bit earlier if I get antsy) is going to start #KingReads I want to go through all his books in order and buy as I go so by the time they are all read I will have a complete collection 😍 I have no plans to go with certain editions but this Halloween edition of Carrie is just....😍😍😍

I have tried the #LosersClub but my rogue reading doesn't allow for scheduling 🤣

#bookmail #Carrie #KingCollection

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Empire of the Vampire | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Get a couple chapters in while I can 😉

At this rate, I might have this beast complete by the end of the year. Might.

Happy Friday!!

BiblioLitten I can hear the Dora song in my head now😅 3w
Tera66 Adorable picture tho! 3w
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Zodiac Academy: The Awakening | Susanne Valenti, Caroline Peckham
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WTF BookTok? Why is this so huge? Bully romance? No...this is just a whole lot of toxic "I'm doing it because I want to and there's nothing you can do about it" with a couple nobody leads that just happen to be long lost, overly powerful once they come into it royalty because...of course they are...at a school for every mythological creature out there. Why?

Will I still continue because I got the first 3 expecting amazing things? *Sigh* Yeah....

FantasyChick We need more character allowance. I want to rant. 🤣 3w
ozma.of.oz That‘s what comments are for! Rant away! 👍🏻👍🏻 3w
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Hour of the Witch | Chris Bohjalian
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#Doublespin complete for the month!

This was fairly enjoyable. I liked the first half more than the second but the Olde English speak really annoyed me. I understand it was the times but I really, really hate it 😅

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Ok, I'm officially signed up so I can share now 🤣

I have so much fun with this each year and every time I find some new favourites that I add to the list for the next year!

This is a great way to get out of your zone and find your next favourite book. Sign ups open on @monalyisha page

#NewYearWhoDis

monalyisha Ha! Glad you made the cut! You‘ve always got a fun list. 🙌🏻 3w
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Hour of the Witch | Chris Bohjalian
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I'm SOOOO far behind this month already! I don't even have my layout started 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

Anyway, I do plan to #bookspinbingo so here's a random list of books I may or may not read 🤣 I want to clear out my KU backlog so hopefully I can knock a few off

#bookspin The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
#doublespin Hour of the Witch

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Halloweenies | Dan Fiorella
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I completely flaked and forgot to get my points in yesterday 🤦‍♀️

I didn't get any books finished last week but I got some reading hours in, shows watched and added up some bingos to round it off!

Had a great time as usual @Clwojick Can't wait until next year 😈

#scarathlon2021 @teamslaughter

Clwojick You did brilliant! Thank you for joining us this month! 🖤 1mo
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Patricia! Your stupid book made me feel feelings....like real ones. I don't fucking like it one bit. If it wasn't such a good book I'd be really angry right now. I'm sending it back. Along with Andrea's that took me the better part of freaking forever to get to. I'm going to bed both sad and lighthearted now. Stupid book.

@BookishTrish @Andrea4 #readersgonerogue

ozma.of.oz Well, mark me down as definitely intrigued! Stacked! 1mo
Andrea4 This is THE BEST review!!!!!! I'm dying 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 1mo
Andrea4 Also, I'm now slightly sad that my book choice didn't make you rage out from feelings. Ha! Challenge accepted, next book round it will be a competition to see whose book can make you crack! What do you think @BookishTrish ? 1mo
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Soubhiville Ok I have to read this now. 🤣 great review! 1mo
FantasyChick @ozma.of.oz @Soubhiville Do it!!! It's surprisingly infuriating 🤣 1mo
FantasyChick @Andrea4 OH! We're playing dirty now? Bring it ladies!! 🤣 Also, your book did make me rage...but mostly because I kept losing my pen. Spoiler for a lot of my notes in it 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
Andrea4 @FantasyChick oh, oh it's being brought 📗⬇️ *boom* 🤣 1mo
BookishTrish It‘s on @Andrea4 Researching possible choices now. Together we can crack @FantasyChick and drive her to all the feels. She‘ll be like a freaking Celion Dion song when we are done with her. 1mo
Andrea4 @BookishTrish I'm trying so hard not to laugh out loud and wake up the beau!!!! "Like a freaking Celkon Dion song" ??? 1mo
FantasyChick @BookishTrish @Andrea4 You ladies have your work cut out for you. I can turn any Celine song into a "Rose was totally a gold digging murderer" vibe. Let the games begin! #ThereWasRoomOnTheDoor 1mo
BookishTrish @FantasyChick There so was room 1mo
Andrea4 @FantasyChick @BookishTrish well, I'm not arguing, there definitely was room. But did she really want the scrawny 12yo? 🤣 NO. ice queen! 1mo
BookishTrish @Andrea4 I am the Ice Queen. And I am done with you, man child. 1mo
Andrea4 @BookishTrish thanks for the steamy distraction? Hahaha 1mo
BookishTrish @andrea4 We might need to pick a different Celine song… 1mo
Andrea4 @BookishTrish "there were nights when the wind was so cold/that my body froze in bed/if I just listened to it right outside the window" 1mo
BookishTrish @andrea4 Inspired. On it. 1mo
Andrea4 @BookishTrish ok, but no decaying whale carcasses this time 😜 1mo
BookishTrish @andrea4 The song does not explicitly state that it is not a whale freezing in the bed sooooo…. 1mo
Andrea4 @BookishTrish 🐳 ❄️ 🐋 💀 1mo
FantasyChick Say what you want but that song freaking smashes!! @Andrea4 @BookishTrish 1mo
FantasyChick And 100% has fantasy or horror/Thriller written all over it 🤣 1mo
Andrea4 @FantasyChick I love Celine Dion and that song (ok minus my heart Will Go on cuz actually I hate that), so of course it smashes, goes without saying! And hmmmm interesting, turning that song into a thriller. So is it him? Is he the killer? Does she know and can't resist??? Lol 1mo
FantasyChick @Andrea4 In JR High we did projects for a fair of sorts on famous ships. Titanic just came out around that time and a girl in class was OBSESSED with Leo. Her project was Titanic (obviously) and she played that song full blast in the auditorium. On repeat. All day. For 3 days straight. I haven't seen the movie or listened to that song since 🤣 1mo
Andrea4 @FantasyChick I would have killed her. I hated the movie and the song. Hated. Yep, murder at Sweet Valley high! Lol 1mo
FantasyChick Oh and she is definitely the killer. This is a volatile, toxic relationship. Full of violent passion. And then he dies. Muahahaha 1mo
FantasyChick @Andrea4 I actually almost liked the movie until then lol. Every couple years or so I think about watching it but then I get flashbacks. Traumatized 1mo
Andrea4 @FantasyChick def toxic and haha don't bother with it 1mo
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Well between the crappy weather and the fever the boy woke up with this morning that has yet to break, it looks like trick or treating is a bust this year. At least the costume should still fit for next Halloween 🤞

Happy Halloween Littens! 🎃

Riveted_Reader_Melissa So cute though! Sorry he‘s feeling badly though, that‘s no fun. 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Aww poor lil guy. 1mo
MoonWitch94 Poor Pumpkin! He‘s a cutie, though. 🎃 1mo
BethM So cute! Hopefully he mends quickly! 1mo
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House of Leaves | Mark Z Danielewski
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Thank you so much @Mitch for this package! The leaves fit right in with my fall bookshelf decor I'm putting the zombies right on my outer french doors as soon as I locate the tape! So excited for House of Leaves! I've flipped through and I can't wait for it. I haven't heard of the other books but they all sound perfect for me! I'm hiding the skittles (nom nom nom) but the toddler already laid claim to the adorable bat bag 🤣 such a great gift!!

FantasyChick #hauntedhollowswap @wanderinglynn Thanks for hosting another awesomely creepy swap! 1mo
wanderinglynn That bat bag! 🖤🦇 Great box! 🎃🧡 1mo
Mitch So glad you liked it - I was hoping the little one liked the bag! Happy Halloween! 🧟‍♂️ 1mo
LeahBergen I recently bought Killing For Company and it looks 😬😬 1mo
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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I love a well packaged present 😍😍

TheSpineView What a cute idea! 1mo
wanderinglynn That‘s awesome! 🖤 1mo
FantasyChick @TheSpineView @wanderinglynn It,'s so awesome! I'm planning to reuse the crime scene tape for some added Halloween spookiness around the house! 1mo
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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There is not nearly enough coffee to jump start me this morning so let's just dive in!

#HauntedHollowSwap @wanderinglynn @Mitch

wanderinglynn 🎃🧡 And I love your table cloth! (edited) 1mo
FantasyChick @wanderinglynn Thank you! I found it in store last month and it immediately went to the table. I'm seriously thinking about just making it a year round item 🤣 1mo
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It's hard to see but there is an eerie layer of fog covering everything this morning. Seems fitting for Halloween Eve 🌫🎃👻

AmyG Very creepy. ❤️ 1mo
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Welcome To Blues Clues | Angela C. Santomero
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I am officially counting every episode each time I'm forced to watch it 😑 I might be up to 100pts just in Blue's Clues....

I just wanna watch scary slashers!! 😫
#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter @Clwojick

AmyG Oy. I watched so much of this when my grandson was here. 😬 1mo
Clwojick 😂😂😂😂😂 1mo
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It's Time!

If you want to cram in that end of year TBR, play some games and just have an all out awesome time, sign up and join us! This is quickly becoming my favourite part of the holidays 🎄

Head over to see @Clwojick or @StayCurious for sign up details

#WinterGames2021

Clwojick Woohoo! Thank you for sharing! 🖤 1mo
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Kingdom of the Cursed | Kerri Maniscalco
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Fun fact about me: green things and I don't mix. It has to be crazy hard to kill in order for it to survive me.

That being said, a few months back I murdered my herb garden and put it out for body disposal. By the time I got around to it things were growing. Today I moved them inside to pot before frost hits. I'm sure now that I put hands on them death is coming but are there any Green Thumb Littens that have any idea what these are? 🤣

Bookwormjillk Possibly zinnias but it‘s hard to tell 1mo
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Halloweenies | Dan Fiorella
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I'm a little late posting but here are last week's points.

Still need to go through the bingos but I'll tack those onto the final check in

#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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Small Sacrifices | Ann Rule
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This was a solid read and I'm pretty certain Diane Downs had what I will now be calling "Ted Bundy Syndrome"

What a monster!

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Team Theme: 15
#littenlisten :30
#screamathon :30
#bookspinbingo :30
#spookoween :30
#wickedathon :30
#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter
@Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks @4thhouseontheleft @TheSpineView @StayCurious @aperfectmjk

TheSpineView Fantastic 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1mo
Clwojick I read The Stranger Beside Me this month, and it was pretty good! I'll have to check out more of her true crime. 1mo
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So eerie. The narrator did an amazing job at capturing Bundy's indifference while he inserted himself into the crimes he "absolutely didn't commit" . A psychopath until the very end.

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#littenlisten :95
#spookoween :95
#outstandingoctober :95
#wickedathon :95
#screamathon :95
#bookspinbingo :95
#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks @StayCurious @Andrew65 @aperfectmjk @4thhouseontheleft @TheSpineView

TheSpineView The horror 😱😱😱 1mo
Andrew65 A tough read! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
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Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer | Stephen G Michaud, Hugh Aynsworth
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Starting over sounds better than going back after a long break.

GondorGirl I'm at the same point... trying to decide before the big update. 🤔 1mo
Kimberlone Hadn‘t played in 6 months and just restarted. Hate how my island looks and have been trying to terraform, but it takes so long and I don‘t have a talent for making it look aesthetically pleasing :/ 1mo
FantasyChick @Kimberlone Same. I don't understand how people make these gorgeous islands. They are definitely more dedicated and talented than I am 😆 1mo
FantasyChick @GondorGirl That's what made the decision for me. It's been so long since I played but I wanted to get back in before the update and the thought of going back to my island after all this time just turned me off. I wish I would have been smart enough to move all my bells and good items before I deleted though. I forgot how slow it is to start from scratch 🤣 1mo
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Blister | Jeff Strand
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Pffffft 👎👎

Now this isn't a bad book. It's Strand. It can't be bad but that cover tells me to dig in for disfigurement, murder, secrets, horror. Sure, the book has all this in a weird backwoods town kind of way but it takes a back burner to the weirdest love story laced with trying way too hard comedic relief attempts. To say I'm disappointed is an understatement.

4hrs

Team Theme: 15pts
#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter

Andrew65 Oh dear 😔 1mo
TheSpineView I get it. Not my kind of book too. 1mo
Clwojick Creepy cover though😬 1mo
TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!!! 1mo
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I didn't mind this I'd say it sit between a "meh" and an "ok". It's very Desperate Housewives so if you enjoyed that, I'd give this a shot.

8hrs

Team theme: 15pts
#littenlisten :80pts
#screamathon :80pts
#bookspinbingo :80pts
#spookoween :80pts
#wickedathon :80pts
#outstandingoctober :80pts
#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter
@Clwojick @Andrew65 @staycurious @4thhouseontheleft @TheAromaofBooks @aperfectmjk @TheSpineView

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
TheSpineView Great job! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Mehso-so

Meh. This has a solid story and keeps you engaged but I feel I would have enjoyed it more if it didn't feel like I've already read it a million times

10.5hrs

Team theme: 15pts
#littenlisten :105pts
#bookspinbingo :105pts
#spookoween :105pts
#outstandingoctober :105pts
#wickedathon :105pts
#screamathon :105pts

#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks @aperfectmjk @Andrew65 @TheSpineView @StayCurious @4thhouseontheleft

vivastory This had a major plot hole I just couldn't deal with 1mo
Andrew65 Some do become formulaic. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1mo
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Took the little one for a nice fall walk in our bird sanctuary today. There weren't as many birds as there usually are but he did find some blue jays to chase

Of course I had my #audiobook in for the walk. Just for you @TheAromaofBooks 😘 ❤

#Birthdaybash
#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter @Clwojick

Andrea4 What a cutie! 1mo
Smrloomis So cute! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks ❤ ❤ ❤ 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Last week was a lot busier so I didn't get nearly as much done but I'm hoping to pick up this week!

#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter

@Clwojick

Clwojick Way to go! 🧡🧡 2mo
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Her Body and Other Parties | Carmen Maria Machado
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This wasn't bad. The first story was my favourite though. A retelling of The Girl With the Green Ribbon. The reimagining of every season of Law & Order SVU was....interesting. I do enjoy this author though. She always has a unique take.

#screamathon Week 2 Challenge

9hrs

Non team theme: 8x5=40pts

#littenlisten :400pts
#bookspinbingo :400pts
#spookoween :400pts
#outstandingoctober:400pts

#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter

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The Groomer | Jon Athan
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Ok, so I finished a few days ago but I had to get my thoughts in order. This might be a little long. We'll see.

You guys, this book....not for the faint of heart. This is basically a desperate father hunting down sex offenders looking for his kidnapped daughter. The story itself is fantastic. The execution is...well...it's an execution. I don't think I have ever read anything so graphically violent EVER. I'm talking zero to Holy Shit 👇👇👇

FantasyChick In the blink of an eye. And I'm not talking just violence. I'm talking desperate father, revenge, gory as hell torture. I didn't even know some of these things were possible. Once it got going, the story did feel pretty rushed but given the subject matter, I'm not complaining. Quick read (even with the excessive cringing) and pretty well written. This isn't a book I will ever recommend to anyone but if you can handle it, it's a pretty good read 2mo
FantasyChick I will give one major piece of advice though for anyone who reads this book....skip chapter 3. It literally haunts me. No spoilers since it's early on but this chapter vividly describes child torture and I almost DNF'd right there. This is the only chapter that highlights that so the rest is just plain adult violence but this one chapter....don't do it. You'll regret it. 2mo
FantasyChick One more thing. This isn't a book about violence for the sake of sick bastards that get a kick out of it. Its an eye opener about the world and some of the people in it. How quickly someone can be snatched, even when you're right there. It's terrifying. But it's real. This is why I gave this one a pick. 2mo
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TheSpineView Never, ever would I read this. I can't imagine even writing something like this. Don't know how you managed. 2mo
BethM This is why I stay away from thrillers and true crime. When these guys get released to the street after prison they come to me. The world is a scary, screwed up place sometimes and prolong exposure definitely taints you. 2mo
FantasyChick @TheSpineView There may have been some skimming involved. Quite a bit of skimming 2mo
FantasyChick @BethM I couldn't even imagine having to deal with it on a regular basis! I can only guess at how much that would wear on you after a while 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh wow, sounds way too intense for me! Great review, though! 2mo
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Forgot to post when this came in!

Looks like my #HauntedHollowSwap is here!!

I have it hidden away but I can't wait to dig into it!

@wanderinglynn @Mitch

Mitch Yeah! It survived the journey! 🙌🏼 2mo
wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 2mo
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Her Body and Other Parties | Carmen Maria Machado
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I have goals!

🖤 Finish tagged for #screamathon
🧡 Get a bit more done on Empire of the Vampire
🖤 Finish the Locke & Key graphic novels
🧡 At least one more #audiobook that I haven't decided on yet

#outstandingoctober @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 2mo
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Catch up on a couple reviews

This was pretty good. I got a little confused part way through but sorted myself out fairly quickly. Creepy and unsettling for sure!

11hrs
Non team theme: 5pts
#littenlisten :110pts
#screamathon :110pts
#bookspinbingo :110pts
#wickedathon :110pts
#spookoween :110pts

#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter
@Clwojick @4thhouseontheleft @TheAromaofBooks @StayCurious @TheSpineView @aperfectmjk

TheSpineView Good job! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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Finally getting around to sealing these for framing!

#audiocrafting

BookwormAHN Those are amazing 👻 2mo
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Getting myself caught up on Bingo boards this morning. It's gotten away from me and it looks like I actually have a few bingos across the boards 😊

Next step: movie bingos

#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go! 2mo
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The Groomer | Jon Athan
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I have a feeling I might be in over my head....

Thanks BookTok

Andrea4 I'm going to guess from the title that I wouldn't be able to handle this one. Also, do we ever question the brains behind these works? 🤔 Should we? Lol 2mo
FantasyChick @Andrea4 I got to chapter 3 and I'm not sure I can handle this book 🤣 But the story itself is good and I apparently fucking hate myself so I'm going to see how far I get. I questioned this author's brain but I read a couple reviews that mention he goes into why he wrote this in the author's notes so I'm hoping it's a case of shock value with purpose and not because he's a sick fuck 🤣 It's a lot though....a LOT. 2mo
Andrea4 *shudder* no. Lol 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Big NO here. 2mo
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Exquisite Corpse | Poppy Z. Brite
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#TikTokMadeMeDoIt

To say I enjoyed this book would make me question myself but I have to admit I was into it. It's gory, disturbing and has too many trrigger warnings to count but it was something to read. If you're looking for a plotless story about two cannibalistic, serial killer necrophiles finding...love? Then maybe give it a shot lol

Oh, the whole cast are gay men either fighting AIDS or worried about getting it too. So there's that

TheSpineView 👍📖🧡🎃🖤 2mo
Andrea4 This one sounds truly effed. Lol 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2mo
FantasyChick @Andrea4 Yeah it's....not for everyone lol 2mo
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AmyG Oh no. Now I will have he Bubble Guppies song stuck in my head. 😂😂😂 2mo
FantasyChick Hahaha @AmyG It could be a worse song! At least bubble guppies is kind of catchy lol 2mo
TheDaysGoBy My nephews loved this show. Feel like I watched it on repeat last year 😂 2mo
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"The most wonderful time of the year"

Don't forget to sign up and keep the spooky season going to the end of the year!

#CreepyChristmas

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Better late than never! I've decided that I'm only counting hours for completed books until the final week. Then I'll add in any in progress hours 😊

Still in my stride right now with reading. That slump I was in has been kicked to the curb (for a bit anyway lol) and I've already finished 17 books this month!! Sure, some were graphic novels but it still counts!

Week one total: 10,914 points

#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick Awesome job! I've been in such a slump this year too, but I've been doing great so far this month! These events always get my going since I'm so competitive lol! I'm looking forward to the # WinterGames, and #Jumpstart2022 😍 We were discussing making a romance readathon for February too lol. 2mo
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