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Godpants

Godpants

Joined January 2019

Scarathlon points - 150
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The Overstory: A Novel by Richard Powers
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The Vorrh by Brian Catling
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Little Darlings by Melanie Golding
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Godpants
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I didn‘t realize this was a short story collection when I took it out, but here‘s hoping I enjoy it! #scarathlon #teamStoker 1 point

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Year of the Monkey | Patti Smith
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Mehso-so

It‘s beautifully written, a book about getting old and the ghosts of the people and times that are gone. But it didn‘t feel substantial enough to me. It‘s so heavily dreamy that it feels it could float away. #scarathlon #teamStoker 6 points.

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This is a truly weird one. Really fun though. Needed to watch some movies to deal with the election terror. #scarathlon #teamStoker 4 points.

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eri.reads 🤣🤣🤣 23h
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Hell House LLC is a super fun series. Another solid one, that clearly wraps everything up. Would recommend #scarathlon #teamStoker 4 points

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Rules for Vanishing | Kate Alice Marshall
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Wow! This was SO GOOD. Maybe the best spooker I‘ve read this October. #scarathlon #teamStoker 11 points

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Rules for Vanishing | Kate Alice Marshall
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I kept going back and forth with whether I would read this one or not. My TBR pile is bonkers and I have some other books out that have bigger hold lists... but at the same time I‘ve been looking for a good horror all month and some of the best I‘ve read in the last few years have been YA. #scarathlon #teamStoker 1 point

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3d
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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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I wanted to love this. I think the first half is actually brilliant. What makes Chbosky such a good story teller is how great he is at building characters, but the reveal for me was... kinda disappointing. More specifics in a nested spoiler comment. #scarathlon #teamStoker 11 points

Godpants The way they revealed the whole imaginary world was just, so cheesy to me. His friends pretty much become completely disposable. I found most of the last 100 pages pretty eye-roll inducing. BUT, I think the end with Mary Elizabeth was VERY good and almost restores things for me. 3d
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The White Road | Sarah Lotz
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I haven‘t had much luck with this style of horror novel, but there seems to be mostly positive reviews for this one. #scarathlon #teamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 4d
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Panpan

Honestly, this didn‘t work for me. The only story I liked is the one about dog walking, and that one‘s even a little on the precious/pretentious side. I only paid a little attention to the inspiration for each story wrap up at the end because I was happy I was done with it! That‘s the problem with short story collections! I stick with them all the way! #scarathlon #teamStoker 11 points.

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Year of the Monkey | Patti Smith
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I really loved Just Kids, so immediately put a hold on this one. A little palate cleanser before I dip into another horror. #scarathlon #teamStoker 1 point

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I‘m a little late on this one, because I spent most of my day yesterday preparing this years costume. But here is a throwback to a couples costume from a few years back. #scarathlon #teamStoker 50 points.

TheReadingMermaid Very scary! 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 5d
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I started reading this a few months ago and it didn‘t really capture my attention. Retrying with the audio. Hope I enjoy it! #scarathlon #teamStoker 1 point

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1w
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The Chrysalis | Brendan Deneen
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Mehso-so

The only thing really going for this is that it‘s brisk. #scarathlon #teamStoker 2 points

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Was trying to find something we hadn‘t seen for a Horror pick and this falls into some of my favourite horror: dumb teens. Featuring a lil baby Brad Pitt #scarathlon #teamStoker 2 points

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Occultation | Laird Barron
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Finally checked out They Remain, as I loved Laird Barron‘s short story 30 in this collection. I think the story is still better, but this movie was pretty good. #scarathlon #teamStoker 2 points.

TheReadingMermaid 😘😘 🧟‍♀️ 1w
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Just finished watching the new Child‘s Play, was way funnier and gorier than I would‘ve thought. #scarathlon #teamStoker 2 points.

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The Chrysalis | Brendan Deneen
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Hoping for better luck with this one! #scarathlon #teamStoker 1 point.

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
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I finished this one, but I found it pretty painful. It‘s hard to feel sympathetic for characters that are all completely unlikeable. I will not be continuing this series. #scarathlon #teamStoker 3 points

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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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Me and everyone you know are reading this thick guy right now. #scarathlon #teamStoker 1 point.

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Alora Can‘t wait to read this one! (edited) 1w
Godpants @Alora it‘s so good so far! I‘ll tag you when I finish! 1w
rather_be_reading haha yep! 1w
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The Need | Helen Phillips
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Mehso-so

This started out so strongly for me, but overall I don‘t think it worked. I don‘t know who this book is for: moms? Maybe, but it seems too painful for moms, and like not enough substance for anyone else. #scarathlon #teamStoker 2 points.

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Avanders As a mom, I can say no. It‘s not for us. 😳🤭😉 1w
Godpants @Avanders LOL! I was thinking maybe some of the sentiments would strike more to a mom, but didn‘t actually think it‘s for moms. 😆 5d
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The Need | Helen Phillips
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The first review I stumbled upon said to go into this one blind, so let‘s get this started! #scarathlon #teamStoker 1 point

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Tinfoil Butterfly: A Novel | Rachel Eve Moulton
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This book is little but it packs a punch. Love and depression and drugs and pain and a ghost town. Yes, a ghost town. I love these mildly hallucinating narratives. #scarathlon #teamStoker 3 points.

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I‘ve seen some pretty mixed reviews for this one, and I hope it‘s good because it‘s a loooong one. #scarathlon #teamStoker 1 point. #scaryScavengerHunt number and zombies.

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TheReadingMermaid ME! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2w
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Tinfoil Butterfly: A Novel | Rachel Eve Moulton
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I don‘t really know much about this one or how I found out about it even, but am ready to give it a crack. #scarathlon #teamStoker 1 point

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OnlyYoo What a fun cover! 2w
Godpants @OnlyYoo it‘s even more beautiful in person! 2w
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Really mismanaged my holds this month. I‘m not into having to pick up 8 books tomorrow. It‘s hard when I know I definitely want to read all of them too! Hopefully some of these will hit some scavenger hunt prompts #scarathlon #teamStoker 1 point

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Oh man this book killed me. It gave me so much anxiety I couldn‘t let it sit unfinished a moment longer. I‘ve not been reading this series in order, and definitely need to go back and read them all. #scarathlon #teamStoker 2 points.

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Another scary movie in the books. I really enjoyed this one even though there is some moments were it‘s a little unbelievable. Solid. #scarathlon #teamStoker 2 points

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Got to see this mind-bender in theatres last night. It was beautiful and creepy and you can watch it on Shudder in the next couple months. #scarathlon #teamStoker 2 points.

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Getting in another scary movie for #teamStoker not as much fun as the first but still had some spooky moments. #scarathlon 2 points

LauraJ I really liked the first one. 3w
Godpants @LauraJ there are a few really bad actors in this one, but it was still fun. Will probably watch the 3rd one later this month! 3w
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The Last Widow: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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I‘m sorry to my team if this book is against our rules, but my hold of this is so close to expiring and I don‘t want to wait 3 months for this one. It‘s impossible to not immediately read a new Slaughter! #teamStoker #scarathlon . It‘s not a slasher!!! 1 point

TheReadingMermaid It's not against the rules sweetheart you'll still get the 1pt for the book 😉 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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Girl from the Well | Rin Chupeco
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I think the idea is pretty solid, but I found it to drag a bit, with a pretty exciting end. I don‘t know if I‘ll continue with this series, but I‘m glad I checked it out. #scarathlon #teamStoker 3 points #scaryScavenger Hunt 1) black cover 2) part of a series

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
Clwojick this reminds me of The Ring 🙈 3w
Godpants @Clwojick yes! It basically is told partially from her perspective! 3w
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The Chestnut Man: A Novel | Soren Sveistrup
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Wow! This was such a fun one! It‘s definitely worth the hype. I haven‘t watched The Killing yet, but now I‘m even more excited to check it out. #scarathlon #teamStoker 2 points #scaryScavengerHunt 1) over 200 pages 2) a character dies. This is maybe a stretch... but some events happen on October 31st. Do we collect points for these prompts too? Thanks!

TheReadingMermaid The scavenger hunt does not have points for the prompts so you will get 2 points for the book and 1 pt for the post. BUT if you finish all of the prompts you will be entered to win a special prize! 3w
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Godpants @onlyyoo I forgot to tag you! I LOVED it. One of the best thrillers I‘ve read this year! 2w
OnlyYoo Oh great! I definitely have to go pick up a copy now 😊 2w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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#scarathalon going well. Watched my first scary movie of the month, Monster Squad, (Spooky and on theme) to collect 1 point for #teamStoker. I‘ll keep track of my own points as well!

TheReadingMermaid That's 2 points! 1 for the film and 1 for the post 😉 3w
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Reagan-reads I saw this in the theatre about 5 years ago, and it was so fun to listen to a room full of 30 year olds yell “wolfman‘s got nards!” Excellent choice. 3w
Godpants @TheReadingMermaid amazing! Thanks for the clarification. 3w
Godpants @Reagan-reads I don‘t know how this was my first time seeing it! I‘m sure that was an awesome experience! 3w
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Girl from the Well | Rin Chupeco
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October is here, and I‘m trying out #scarathlon and I‘m on #teamStoker so this is my first scary “monster” read. Let‘s do this!

TheReadingMermaid Oooo 😗 that looks really spooky 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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My September reads. I‘m still behind on what I need to read to make my Goodreads goal, and I thought I could get one more finished this month, but I‘m still happy with this group of reads. Favourite is tagged.

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Cold Storage: A Novel | David Koepp
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I think it‘s important to know that Koepp is a screenwriter going into this, because it makes a few of the obvious mistakes a bit more bearable. It‘s fun, but it‘s also dumb, and sometimes that‘s exactly what you need to read. Between pick and so-so for me, and I‘m going to round up.

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Cold Storage: A Novel | David Koepp
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Just started this one last night and am ripping through it. Glad to have something with a quick pace after a couple of heavy reads.

TheLibrarian I just started this book too! 4w
Godpants @TheLibrarian Hope you‘re enjoying it! 4w
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The Warlow Experiment | Alix Nathan
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I really am into the premise and love the cover for this one, but the story fell a little short for me. I didn‘t realize that the inspiration was from an old advert that the author saw, which is very cool.

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Flights | Olga Tokarczuk
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When you haven‘t got enough of Olga Tokarczuk, so you start this one that‘s been sitting on your TBR right away.

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Milkman | Anna Burns
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This was a strange one. It felt like a more serious Derry Girls episode (LOL.)

batsy Now I want to read this even more! 😆 1mo
Godpants @batsy I just kept picturing Erin‘s mom as Middle Sisters mom and it definitely added to the experience. 1mo
Caroline2 I LOVE Derry Girls!! 😆 1mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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When your Co-Star app is a bit confused, LOL.

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The Chestnut Man | Sren Sveistrup
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When you have to leave your book at home today, but you happen to have left another book at work, so you‘re reading four books concurrently 😬

OnlyYoo I really want to read this! Lmk if it‘s good 1mo
Godpants @OnlyYoo I just read the first chapter but I have a good feeling about it. I‘ll tag you when I‘m finished! 1mo
OnlyYoo Thanks! 😁👍 1mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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I‘ve started this book a few times in the last couple months, but the audiobook is maybe the way to go for me.

Cathythoughts The audio is brilliant 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Godpants @Cathythoughts I‘m just about halfway through and I‘m really enjoying it. I love being able to listen to a book while I work. 1mo
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The Warlow Experiment | Alix Nathan
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I don‘t usually read historical fiction, but this novel about a voluntary seven year isolation experiment sounds like the psychological terror that I‘m into.

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Someone We Know | Shari Lapena
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Oooh this was so twisty and fun!

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What a truly weird and beautiful book. I will be thinking about this one a lot.

Jex Same! This one stayed with me in a delightfully weird way. 1mo
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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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Having read Verity earlier this year I was expecting something similar. I don‘t really read very much on the more romantic spectrum and was expecting more of a thriller. Very suspenseful. I‘m wary to say themes in case it‘s a spoiler. But solid read.

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Someone We Know | Shari Lapena
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I thought I was going to have to wait months for an audiobook copy of this, but I got an alert this morning, while opening up Libby, that I could get a skip the line copy! I didn‘t even know this was possible! Anyone else done this before?