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JoeMo

JoeMo

Joined September 2020

It‘s the 2nd most wonderful time of the year! ⛄️ 🎅🏻 🌲
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Designing the Mind: The Principles of Psychitecture by Designing the Mind, Ryan A Bush
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Night Shift by Stephen King
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Scream and Scream Again!: Spooky Stories from Mystery Writers of America by Chris Grabenstein, Tonya Hurley, Peter Lerangis, R L Stine, Beth Fantaskey, Steve Hockensmith, Wendy Corsi Staub, Heather Graham, Emmy Laybourne, Daniel Palmer, Lisa Morton, Carter Wilson, Bruce Hale, Ray Daniel, Phil Mathews, Doug Levin, Jeff Soloway, Joseph S Walker, Alison McMahan, Stephen Ross
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Death: A Graveside Companion by Joanna Ebenstein
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Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson
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The Hole: A Novel | Hye-young Pyun
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This was a dark, interesting audiobook about a man who survives a terrible car accident that took the life of his wife. I think some of the plot twists were a bit obvious, but it worked thanks to the quality of writing. It also helped that the author kept the book so short. It gives a sense of urgency to everything that happens!

bthegood Just saying hi - haven't seen you for awhile on Litsy - 5d
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Here‘s my list for March!
#Bookspin. #bookspinbingo
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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I listened to this book last weekend and was absolutely hooked! This was the most enjoyable fiction that I can remember reading/listening to over the past several months!

#bookspin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
fredamans The movie was pretty epic too! 3mo
Smrloomis Loved this book too! 1mo
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Cosmos | Carl Sagan
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After something like three years of listening to this on and off to include a complete restart, I finished this audiobook. It was really hard to focus and absorb everything as the book segues quickly from one topic to the next. Still a number of the passages about the universe and space were simply mesmerizing!

JoeMo It would be interesting to see how much Sagan would focus on climate change if written or updated today compared to nuclear proliferation, which was the huge scientific concern when this was written. Levar Burton was the perfect narrator for this! 3mo
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Liar's Poker | Michael Lewis
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This was an interesting read about the author‘s time at Salomon Brothers in which he climbed from a trainee to a successful trader. If you want a book with interesting and likable characters, this isn‘t for you. This is a book about relatively awful people who care about making piles of money and of self-preservation in a company structure that gave off a Lord of the Flies vibe!

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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FantasticLand: A Novel | Mike Bockoven
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This was a great read when I was able to force my brain to get over a few plot details that don‘t make sense (such as no company would take on the liability of leaving a large group of mostly teens to look after a park during a hurricane). Other than that, this was a thrilling read. The novel is broken into interviews, a structure which made this perfect for an audiobook format.

#bookspin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
shanaqui Oh, interesting, I love books that play with format like breaking things down into interviews like that. 4mo
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Grappler: Memoirs of a Masked Madman | Roddy Piper, Lynn Denton, Joe Vithayathil, Grappler
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This was a fun memoir about a guy breaking into wrestling and become a legend on the indie scene over the late 70s to early 90s. The author keeps things fun and light in tone throughout. I think it helped that he seemed to avoid some of the pitfalls that destroy other wrestlers‘s lives such as drug and alcohol addiction. If you like/love wrestling, you‘ll enjoy this. If you don‘t, then there are probably better uses for your time!

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I finally got around to this after a couple of years of procrastination. This is a powerful story about a group of guys w/ intellectual disabilities who were used and abused by a turkey processing plant for the sake of cheap labor. It‘s the type of story that‘s uncomfortable or even a bit painful to read at times, but it‘s ultimately uplifting thanks to the resiliency of “the boys.”

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After taking a month off, here‘s my list for February!

#bookspin
#bookspinbingo
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Winter Games 2021 totals:
Final week: 468 points
Grand total: 5028 points

Thanks for adding some fun during what‘s been a very busy and at times stressful holiday season!

#wintergames2021
#teamgamesleighers

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I guess I got a decent bump in points thanks to reading a bunch of children‘s story collections!

#wintergames2021
#teamgamesleighers

StayCurious Great job! 5mo
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Best Christmas Pageant Ever | Barbara Robinson
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I found this book last year and I‘ll listen to it every year at Christmas time. It‘s an absolutely wonderful tale about a church‘s Christmas pageant that goes delightfully wrong and yet ends up being more meaningful at the same time! I‘m an atheist and absolutely adore this book and recommend it to all regardless of one‘s beliefs. Elaine Stritch‘s narration is perfect. I plan to check out more of this series!

Charityann Just finished this one and really enjoyed it as well!😄 5mo
Jadams1776 🎅🏻🎄👍🏻 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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This was a collection of two pulp western stories related to Christmas and a bonus article about the Christmas tree industry in Eureka Montana in 1948. In particular I enjoyed the 2nd tale, Santa in the Saddle, and the bonus article! It‘s also great that they include a bunch of old advertisements in this book. This seems to be my year for overindulging in Christmas westerns and horror stories! 🤠 👻

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The 2nd installment of the Christmas at Ruby‘s series. I love the idea of Ruby‘s being a place where the memories and ghosts of Christmas past meet those in the present. I don‘t love the book‘s theme of rekindling a first romance from 20-30 years ago. That theme is overdone and unrealistic in general. I may revisit the series next year as I think the ghost/memories idea and the author‘s style still show some promise.

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The 19th Christmas | James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
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This was an impulse holiday read as I ran out of other books to listen to. It‘s grittier than a cozy mystery, but still pretty formulaic, especially with how mastermind criminals make ridiculous mistakes at the end and everything basically falls into the laps of the investigators. Overall, it was nice for something different!
#wintergames2021 #teamgamesleighers #bookspinbingo (free space) #littenlisten #wintercosy #averymerry #averymerrybingo

Jadams1776 👍🏻🎄🎉 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Winter Games Totals:
Week 3: 874 points
Grand Total: 2796 points
It was another fun week of reading and watching Christmas specials!!

#wintergames #wintergames2021 #teamgamesleighers

StayCurious Great job!! 5mo
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This was a wonderful, breezy read for the holiday season. Many of the stories are cute and funny but some will definitely give you the feels! This is out of print. It seems the Santa and co-author has become more known for playing Vampire Santa at horror conventions and some creepy interviews. One can still find this secondhand. Many thanks to @StayCurious for tracking this down and sending it my way!

TheSpineView Fantastic! 5mo
Jadams1776 👍🏻🎉🎄🎁🎅🏻 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
StayCurious So glad you enjoyed it! 5mo
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I‘ve read and listened to a number of classic and vintage Christmas story collections this month, and this is my favorite one so far. It has the most variety as it includes a western story, a Sherlock Holmes mystery, and a great comedy to conclude the collection (Christmas at Thompson Hall).

#wintergames2021 #teamgamesleighers #bookspinbingo #wintercosy #averymerry #averymerrybingo #littenlisten

TheSpineView Great job! 5mo
Jadams1776 🎁🎅🏻👍🏻🎄🎉 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Sounds fun!!! 5mo
StayCurious Make sure you are counting each story for individual points! 5mo
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I gave this title a whirl as 1) I was entertained by the original, 2) I‘ve had a lot of road trips in my car for my new job, and 3) it was available through my library. I ended up enjoying this more than the first installment. The author infused more humor this time around. Highlights included Me and My Christmas Jumper, Caroling with Convicts, and The Present. Recommended for horror fans who want a holiday read/listen!

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This was a cute and light story collection that celebrated the Christmas holiday with a slight old west slant. There weren‘t any amazing stories, but they were a fun way to pass the time when I couldn‘t sleep the past few nights!

#wintergames2021 #wintergames #teamgamesleighers #bookspinbingo #wintercosy #averymerry #averymerrybingo

TheSpineView Great job! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 5mo
Jadams1776 👍🏻🎄🎉🎁🎅🏻 5mo
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Sorry, I‘m late on posting results and also with updates and reviews I‘ve what I‘ve read and listed to so far. Here are my totals:
Week 2 points: 1078
Total Points: 1922

I‘ll try to catch up, interact, and post more this week. Happy reading, watching, listening, etc. everyone!!

#wintergames #wintergames2021 #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious

StayCurious You're doing great! 5mo
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Here are my total points for Week 1 of #wintergames2021. Hopefully I‘ll pick up the pace a bit this week and rely a bit less on audiobooks!

#teamgamesleighers #wintergames @StayCurious

StayCurious Great job! Did you happen to get your ThriftBooks packages and the box from me? Hoping they‘ve made it by now. 6mo
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I was a bit disappointed by this. Only two stories included Anne, and they were both retreaded excerpts from the novel series. The other stories became quite redundant. Too many of the other tales involved a family struggling at Christmas time and another family stepping in to give them a big holiday meal and/or estranged relatives coming together at Christmas time. A bit more variety would have helped!

TheSpineView Bummer...😕 6mo
TheAromaofBooks I enjoy a lot of Montgomery's short stories, but because they are so frequently gathered into “themed“ collections, I think they can get rather same-y. 6mo
Jadams1776 🎉🎅🏻👍🏻🎁🎄 6mo
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I started of the holiday season with this collection of horror stories. Overall, it was pretty entertaining and much better than the other Christmas-related horror story collections that I‘ve read or listened to.

#teamgamesleighers #wintergames #wintergames2021 #bookspinbingo #littenlisten #AVeryMerry #averymerrybingo #wintercosy

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
Jadams1776 👍🏻🎉🎄🎅🏻🎁 6mo
StayCurious @FlynnDewey you might enjoy this one 6mo
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After taking most of November off from reading it‘s time to ramp up for #WinterGames2021, December #BookSpinBingo, #WinterCosy readathon, #AVeryMerry readathon, #AVeryMerryBingo, and #LittenListen audiothon! Thanks to all the hosts who will be tagged below (assuming I don‘t botch things up a bit!😜).

#TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
TheSpineView Great list!💚📖❤🎁💚🎄❤ 6mo
sharread Awesome list! 🎄🎄 6mo
StayCurious This is a great list! hope you are enjoying the games so far! 6mo
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This was an addictive audiobook detailing William Queen‘s undercover assignment to infiltrate the Mongols MC. I especially appreciated how Queen acknowledged having developed mixed feelings towards the end of the assignment as he had become close to a number of the members who would be prosecuted. It‘s impossible to know if the work is 100% accurate (Queen makes his involvement sounds a bit squeaky clean), but this made for an exciting ride!

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I already miss the excuse of “but honey, I‘m part of a team” to nab a bit more time here and there for reading or as a reason to watch scary movies and TV shows! 😂

703 points for the final week

3628 total points for the competition. Most importantly, it was fun!!

#scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix

Clwojick Don‘t worry! You‘ll be able to use that excuse again soon enough thanks to the #WinterGames 🤪😈 7mo
StayCurious Great job! I'm so glad you had fun! 7mo
Read-y_Picker Never thought to use that one. Definitely stealing it now! 7mo
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Clown in a Cornfield | Adam Cesare
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I loved this book. I‘ve been struggling to read at times, but this book pulled me in. It was the right mix of fun ridiculousness with some truly freaky situations!

#scarathlon2021. #teamhendrix. #screamathon #spookoween #wickedathon #bookspinbingo #littensdreasedinblood

TheSpineView Awesome 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
literatourdeforce On my TBR list! 6mo
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I enjoyed listening to this memoir, especially with how Ms. Peterson got her start in show business and her continued struggles both personally and professionally after finding her breakthrough role of Elvira. I enjoy memoirs of working actors much more as they struggle and have to take whatever jobs they can to pay the bills versus A-listers who score multimillion paydays that allow them to take months or years off.

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As I‘m a bit of a nerd, this was a fun book of random facts about the holiday. I was the only one in the household who seemed really entranced by it, as everyone has been ignoring me the last few days when I would open the book up and read several pages of festive facts

#scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix #littensdressedinblood #wickedathon #screamathon #spookoween

BooksAndYarn My youngest loves these books. And I love Halloween ... we will have to do a buddy read lol 7mo
TheSpineView Fantastic 7mo
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Week 3 Scarathlon Totals:
Total for the week: 623 points
Grand total: 2,925 points

I seem to be cratering thanks to work and the fact that we‘ve run out of children‘s books for the season! 😂 The highlight of the week was watching Muppetd Haunted Mansion!

#scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix

StayCurious Great movie:) Great job! 7mo
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Fake Blood | Whitney Gardner
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This was a short, light-hearted read for the season. It was fun for a change of pace from the more serious and gruesome stuff I‘ve been reading. However, I don‘t think I‘ll revisit this the way that I will Pumpkin Heads. 3/5

#scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix #bookspinbingo #spookoween #wickedathon #screamathon #littensdressedinblood

TheSpineView You model! 🖤🐱 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 7mo
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Mongrels: A Novel | Stephen Graham Jones
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I finished the audiobook this weekend and found this to be a creative take on the werewolf genre. It kept me entertained throughout but didn‘t reach the point of creeping me out or scaring me in any way. It was a fun book though and a good place to start for someone new to SGJ‘s work.
#scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix #screamathon #bookspinbingo #wickedathon #littensdressedinblood

TheSpineView Awesome 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 7mo
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From Hell | Alan Moore, Eddie Campbell
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It took me some time to get into this, but eventually I was hooked. This is a dark, engrossing take on the Jack the Ripper murders. I can‘t say I loved it but it was unique and interesting!
#scarathlon #teamhendrix #bookspinbingo #spookoween #screamathon #wickedathon #littensdressedinblood

TheSpineView Awesome 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
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Hey everyone! My total for week 2 is 948 points.

My overall total is 2,302 points.

#scarathlon #teamhendrix

StayCurious Love this picture and great job! 7mo
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The was an absolute hoot! It was quirky and one of the more unique things I‘ve read (or listened to). This is the first time I‘ve read anything by Dahl and I‘ll be sure to read more of his novels in the future!

#scarathlon #teamhendrix #bookspinbingo #spookoween #screamathon wickedathon #littensdressedinblood

TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 7mo
Lucy_Anywhere You‘re in for a treat - I have so many good memories of his books as a kid 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
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I‘ll probably read spookier things this month, but I‘d be shocked if any other book sticks with me as long as Season with the Witch does. Ocker takes a fair and balanced look at the tragedy of the Salem Witch Trials and the way that an entire cheesy tourist industry and local economy was built on the Witch City billing. Ocker would prefer the city make a more somber acknowledgment of what occurred there; he also embraces the ridiculousness…

mdm139 I‘m looking forward to this book. I am also watching a YouTube channel where the guy is visiting Salem everyday in October and filming all the things. 7mo
JoeMo …of an October in Salem. The book meanders a bit but never wears out its welcome. I think it‘s partially thanks to Ocker‘s very accessible but thorough style. After reading this, Salem now ranks highly on my places to visit list…especially if I‘m able to make such a visit during October! (edited) 7mo
JoeMo @mdm139 I‘m definitely going to have to look that up on YouTube! Thanks for sharing! 7mo
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Annie1215 Salem is one of my favorite places to go. So worth it even outside of the October chaos. Really great historical tours/tour guides and sites as well as some of my favorite shops, restaurants and coffee! Definitely put it high on your list. 7mo
TheSpineView Great job!👍🖤🎃🖤🧙‍♀️ 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 7mo
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This book was a pleasant surprise. I was leery through about 95% of it due to odd occurrences and potential plot holes, but the ending really tied it all together in a pretty satisfying way! The narrator honestly killed it with his performance on the audiobook. How many people could nail the characters of a middle aged man, a young girl, and a cat? I heavily recommend this title for those into slowly building thrillers!

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Here‘s my point total for the week!
#scarathlon
#teamhendrix

StayCurious Excellent job! 8mo
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Chiming in with my picks for the today‘s prompt of “witches.” I‘m currently working my way through A Season with the Witch; it‘s a nonfiction book that explores how Salem has built a tourist industry based on the witch trials and what it‘s like to spend an October there. I also hope to read Dahl‘s The Witches at some point before the month is over!

#littensdressedinblood

bthegood I am also reading the Ocker book - it is not a fast read but I am finding it very interesting - a lot I didn't know about Salem and the Witch Trials - hope you are enjoying it too - 8mo
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Haunt: Poems | Ryan Meyer
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I typically don‘t enjoy poetry, but this collection hit the spot. The subject matter certainly didn‘t hurt. Meyer explores monsters, things that go bump in the night, and other dark subject matter. I didn‘t love them all, but they were consistently solid!

#bookspinbingo #scarathlon #teamhendrix #screamathon #wickedathon #spookoweenreadathon #spookoween #littensdressedinblood

TheSpineView 🖤 poems! Stacked! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
MidnightBookGirl Ooooh, dark poetry! 8mo
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Ghost Story | Peter Straub
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The book had such a creepy, promising start. What followed was a long, rambling story that failed to justify the huge time investment. It had some interesting characters and ideas, but needed to be trimmed down by 150 pages or so.
#scarathlon #teamhendrix #screamathon #spookoween #spookoweenreadathon #bookspinbingo #littensdressedinblood #wickedathon

wildwoodreads Oh that‘s so disappointing! It‘s on my tbr for this month. 8mo
JoeMo I would still give it a try. This is one of those books that people seem to love or hate. For me, the issue is that it didn‘t live up to the tone of the disturbing prologue. Also, it moved very slowly…to the point that at times I forgot I was reading a horror novel. If you like King‘s earlier style and works like Salem‘s Lot and The Shining, I think you‘ll like or even love this! 8mo
TheSpineView Great job! 👍📖 8mo
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 8mo
bthegood the 1981 movie version of this is a good watch - book and a movie for #screamathon (I think) 😊 8mo
Reggie I‘ve read a couple by him and liked them but I feel like I have to work when I read him. 8mo
MidnightBookGirl I read this a looooooong time ago and didn't remember it, but I listened to the audio a few years back, and I think that helped me get through the slow pacing better, bc I just sped it up. 8mo
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Most of my books for my October TBR are of the Kindle or audiobook format, but here‘s my humble little pile of physical books that I‘ll hopefully read at least a few of this month!

#littensdressedinblood

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From Hell | Alan Moore, Eddie Campbell
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1) Hell yes! I‘ve been looking forward to it for a couple of months now! It‘s always fun to see what people are reading, watching, and how they‘re celebrating the season!

2) I‘ve been anxiously waiting for almost a whole year to read Alan Moore‘s From Hell…it looks wonderfully creepy!

Thanks for the tag @DarkMina

#two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

DarkMina You're welcome! From Hell sounds good. I will have to check it out! 8mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🖤🎃🧡📖 8mo
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Twelve Angry Men | Reginald Rose
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This was on my #Bookspinbingo list for the month, but when I went to read it, it turns out I never got around to buying it. Fortunately, Hoopla bailed me out with an audio recording of a play production! The play is as solid as I remember it! The cast is great and I love the tension between the characters as they debate a man‘s guilt or innocence!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 8mo
EclecticBookLover I need to check this out! I love the movie, one of my top favorite movies. Perfect cast, perfect cinematography, everything just perfect. I liked to remake too. This would be an interesting listen. 8mo
JoeMo @EclecticBookLover As you‘re a fan, the audio version is definitely worth a listen…the only issue is that the knife scene doesn‘t have the same impact when it‘s audio-only…that‘s one of my all-time favorite movie scenes! I‘ll have to try the remake someday since it earned your stamp of approval. 8mo
EclecticBookLover I can definitely see how the knife scene has less of an impact. I think illmake this my next listen! 8mo
LiteraryinLawrence Wait, there‘s a remake? The original is one of my top films so I‘m intrigued! 8mo
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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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Just finished reading this to the girlfriend‘s daughter tonight….I absolutely love this book! It sometimes even held the attention of a 5 year-old, so that‘s something!

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This book did not live up to its promise of telling interesting ghost stories about legendary writers and/or ghost stories about the places they used to hang out. The stories are mostly bland; it felt like the author ran out of material by the time he reached Henry James. Baltrusis added tons of filler material through stories about his ghost hunts and profiles on other paranormal experts. I‘m glad I got this out of the way before Oct!

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 8mo
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Here‘s my TBR list for October! Who the hell knows how much I‘ll actually get around to reading and/or end up sticking to the list! #bookspinbingo #scarathlontbr #screamathon #teamhendrix #SpookoweenReadathon #SpookOWeen

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
TheSpineView Great list! Good luck! 🤩📖 8mo
StayCurious Great and ambitious stack. Better to have more choices than not enough! +50 early bird points. 8mo
4thhouseontheleft 🎃👻🖤 8mo
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Leonard and Hungry Paul | Ronan Hession
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I really wanted to like this; heck, I enjoyed the first half of it. It has a gentleness in both the story telling and the characters that I enjoyed for a while. I have a hard time warming up to a character like Hungry Paul. He‘s a middle-aged man who can‘t be bothered to work more than one day/week and who undeniably mooches off his parents. Yes, there‘s a lot of love in the familial relationships, but they‘re also enablers.
#bookspinbingo

Yuki_Onna May I ask why it has an Ocean Sunfish on the cover? Does it feature Mola Molas? 🤘 8mo
JoeMo @Yuki_Onna Sadly no, at least not prominently…there‘s just one scene at an aquarium with them. It‘s the favorite fish of Hungry Paul‘s mother. So she refers to her son a her Sunfish. 8mo
Yuki_Onna It's my favourite fish as well! 🥰 It's cute as heck in my view (others may find it ugly, but I love it...) I try to visit every aquarium that keeps them when I'm in the vicinity...🙂
I think I might have to put the book on my TBR anyway - Irish writer, musician, taking place in Ireland, gentle people and the cover... I'm intrigued. Hope I'll like it more than you did, though...😅
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JoeMo @Yuki_Onna I think you should definitely give it a try…most people seem to love it. I liked it for a chunk of the book, but I ended up having issues with a number of the characters and I didn‘t love how the plot wrapped up. Who knows, maybe I was in a bad mood or something! 🤗 8mo
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Later | Stephen King
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3.5/5 - I loved the fact that this was shorter with a more direct style of writing than most of what I‘ve read by King. I enjoyed the story but I think the surprise twist at the end missed the mark to the point of almost ruining the book for me. Also, King still overuses foreshadowing to a ridiculous degree. Overall, it was pretty fun up until the end though!

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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