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Linsy

Linsy

Joined April 2016

Lover of fairy stories + the fantastic. Hufflepuff for life! 🎃
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I haven‘t actually made a pie for a while, but I still love to eat them! (This is a peach pie I made a few years ago.)
The most delicious fall tradition!! 🥧

#teamslaughter

DaveGreen7777 Mmmm... pie! Nom nom nom! 🤤 🥧 3m
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One of my favorite things about fall has to be the leaves! 🍁

#teamslaughter

kaysworld1 The different colours in them are so beautiful 🍁🍂🍃 5h
DaveGreen7777 😍😍😍 4h
overtheedge ❤❤❤ 3h
ElizaMarie Wow this is so so beautiful! I didn't experience leaves changing till later in life (when I started travel nursing, where I am from we don't have seasons) anyway this is so gorgeous. 27m
Clwojick 💝 💝 💝 17m
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Witch Wife | Kiki Petrosino
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Some of these touched my soul, others slipped past my feeble mind, but the best? Those I held on my tongue and whispered to myself as incantations. Loved this! 🔮

#nontheme #teamslaughter #scarathlon #poetry

IndoorDame I read this at this time last year and really liked it! 6h
readordierachel The cover is really cool 3h
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“Light creeps
Into the thick
Rind: giving
That dead orange
Vegetable skull
Warm skin, making
A live head
To hold its
Sharp gold grin.” 🎃

#chillingphotochallenge #jackolantern
#teamslaughter #scarathlon

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Monster School | Kate Coombs
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“Don‘t argue with coach Gorey —
he‘s much worse than he seems.
You don‘t want to know what happens
if he cuts you from the team.” 🔪

#chillingphotochallenge #gory
#teamslaughter #scarathlon

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Scary, Scary Halloween | Eve Bunting, Jan Brett
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My kid‘s recent favorite. He loves the creepy eyes! 🙀
#halloweentheme #teamslaughter #scarathlon

Slajaunie I have this book. I bought it a number of years ago for my classroom. The kids always loved it. 1d
Linsy @Slajaunie It‘s one I need to own! 24h
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Druscilla's Halloween | Sally M. Walker
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A cute story about a witch that never gives up on her dreams — and the invention of the broom for witches. My little boy loved the sound effects of her knees cracking! 🧹

#halloweentheme #teamslaughter #scarathlon

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Sometimes our “great ideas” just make things more complicated. What an adorable book! ☔️

#halloweentheme #teamslaughter #scarathlon

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The Sign of Four | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Another excellent Sherlock mystery! 🔍 (Although it is, unfortunately, of its time. In other words: quite racist.)

#teamtheme #teamslaughter #scarathlon
#scaryscavengerhunt #withanumberinthetitle
#chillingphotochallenge #poison

CafeMom Great photo. 1d
Linsy @CafeMom Thanks! Those candy corn have since all been eaten 😅 1d
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Last year I passed to the dark side and joined my husband in Slytherin house! What you can‘t see is my house skirt, tights and adorable heels. 🐍

Memories of Halloweens Past...
1. Fav candy: Butterfinger
2. Least fav candy: Tootsie Rolls
3. Fav Halloween tradition: Going somewhere haunted with my hubby. This will be year No. 6!
4. Fav past costume: 11ish when I was a skeleton bride. I loved being creepy!

#teamslaughter #scarathlon

Kayla.Adriena What house were you before you crossed over?! 2d
Linsy @Kayla.Adriena Oh, Hufflepuff always! 💛💛💛 2d
Clwojick Lovely! 24h
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It's Halloween | Jack Prelutsky
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Truly adorable poems. Perfect for little ones! I found Jack Prelutsky in Witch Poems and now can‘t get enough! 🎃

#halloweentheme #teamslaughter #scarathlon
#scaryscavengerhunt #withapumpkinonthecover

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Witch Poems | Daisy Wallace
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Witches on Halloween, witches in the kitchen, withes playing baseball ... this collection has everything! I seriously couldn‘t get enough. At some times spooky, other times charming, often both, I‘d recommend this to anyone who loves witches or Hallows‘ Eve! (Even if it is shelved in the Junior section.)

☠️ #halloweentheme #teamslaughter #scarathlon #library

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The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree | Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
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The last of our spooky Berenstain Bears reads was definitely my favorite! I should have known, of course, as this is my nephew‘s favorite book. His mom has even made it into a game for him. They sneak past “Papa Bear.” It‘s adorable! 🐻

#teamtheme #teamslaughter #scarathlon #raisingreaders

Clwojick Aweee. Sounds sweet. 😍 2d
Addison_Reads I loved The Spooky Old Tree as a kid. My sister and I used to read it hidden under our beds at night with a flashlight. 💚 2d
Linsy @Addison_Reads I love it! Perfect way to read it ✨ 2d
Reecaspieces One with a light, one with a rope, one with the shivers. I could probably say Spooky Old tree by heart. My kids loved it...and that was 20 years ago. 2d
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Bears in the Night | Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
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This one was a bit more my kid‘s speed. Out into the dark and scary night and back into bed! 🔦

Not sure if this one counts as #halloween for the new points system, but it sure is spooky! #teamslaughter #scarathlon

Clwojick does it take place on Halloween night, or is it just suspenseful, and thrilling for little ones? 2d
Linsy @Clwojick Just suspenseful and thrilling, not Halloween night. Good distinction! I‘ll make sure that‘s clear in the rest of my posts. 😋 Thanks for all the hard work you‘re putting into this challenge! 2d
Clwojick No worries at all! I‘m having an absolute blast with it, and I‘m glad to see others are enjoying the event too. 🙃🙂 2d
Clwojick Our team genre is mystery suspense, so for these books I would say if it‘s suspenseful and thrilling It would be #TeamTheme. If it‘s neither thrilling or suspenseful (for the intended audience) nor about Halloween, then it would be #nontheme. Did I word that to make sense? 😛🙈 2d
Linsy @Clwojick Ooh, yes! Good point. I will re-tag. Thanks! 2d
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The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk | Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
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My kid and I are on a bit of a kick. This Berenstain Bear classic reminds kids that some people‘s fun is another person‘s scary. Probably a good reminder for big siblings. 😝

#halloween #teamslaughter #scarathlon #raisingreaders

Clwojick woohoo!!!! 20 points for a Halloween read, starting today. ☠ Keep it coming! 😝 And also, I LOVE Bearenstain Bears! Such a classic. 2d
diovival I'm loving the Fall + book pictures. 🍃 2d
Linsy @diovival Thanks! The library just happened to have the perfect fall leaves out front. 🍂 2d
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The Berenstain Bears Trick Or Treat | Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
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Adorable and with a great message: Don‘t judge! A bit over my two-year-old‘s head, but a little older and it‘ll be perfect!

🍭 #halloween #teamslaughter #scarathlon #raisingreaders

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Carmilla | Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
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I loooooved this book! So creepy and gothic and the performance was phenomenal! Definitely a new favorite. 🥀

#teamtheme #teamslaughter #scarathlon
#scaryscavengerhunt #aboutavampire
#chillingphotochallenge #bloody

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Another great collection from Angela Slatter! Less fairytale-like, still wonderfully dark and can‘t-put-down-able. And picking my favorite story is impossible! I can‘t decide between “The Coffin-Maker‘s Daughter” and “St. Dymphna‘s School for Poison Girls.” They we‘re all excellent! ☠️☠️☠️

#nontheme #scarathlon #teamslaughter
#scaryscavengerhunt #thatsover200pages
#chillingphotochallenge #candy

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Witch Poems | Daisy Wallace
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Finding some great spooky poetry at the library today! ♥️ #scarathlon #teamslaughter #poetry #bookhaul

overtheedge .😍😍 4d
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The Phantom of the Opera | Gaston Leroux
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I went to Phantom last night! The back story of everybody‘s favorite opera ghost, this musical was truly sad. I don‘t like Christine so much anymore, but one of the death scenes was kind of amazing! 🕯 #teamslaughter #scarathlon

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Boo! | Jonathan Litton
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Cute! My kid loved poking the eye holes. 👀

#halloween #teamslaughter #scarathlon

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My favorite part: All the adorable rhyming.
My son‘s favorite part: All the things to touch!

🐸 #halloween #teamslaughter #scarathlon

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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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My new Halloween costume! ✨
#scarathlon #teamslaughter

DaveGreen7777 That mask is awesome! 🤩 5d
Linsy @DaveGreen7777 Right?! Alas, just a snap chat filter (edited) 5d
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All Hallows' Eve Collection | Elana Johnson, Sarah M. Eden, Heather B. Moore, Annette Lyon, Lisa Mangum, Jordan McCollum
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I needed some romance in my Halloween reading. My enjoyment of each story was kind of all over the place but, as always, Sarah Eden‘s story was my favorite! 🖤

#scarathlon #teamslaughter #halloween
#scaryscavengerhunt #abouthalloween

Clwojick ☠ 💝 5d
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I‘m a few days late, but I had to share these awesome fall colors at the library today! And my new glasses; I can finally see properly again! 🙌 #scarathlon #teamslaughter

Leftcoastzen Nice frames! 6d
DaveGreen7777 Awww, love the new glasses! 👓 😍 6d
Clwojick Love the leaves, but those glasses! 😍😍😍😍 6d
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diovival Hooray for new glasses! That is the best feeling. 🤓 6d
Linsy @DaveGreen7777 @Leftcoastzen @Clwojick Thanks! I finally went the online route and I‘m never going back!! So much cheaper and easier! ♥️ 6d
Linsy @diovival Yes it is!!! One of my favorite feelings ♥️ 6d
Clwojick Did you order through Zenni? That‘s were I get all of my glasses. I managed to get 9 pairs (including shipping, and Canadian exchange) for the $200 covered by my work. 😍 6d
Linsy @Clwojick Ooh, good to know. These are from Firmoo, but I also ordered a pair from Zenni that I‘m anxiously waiting for! I‘ve never had two proper pairs at once. 🤓 6d
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By the Light of the Halloween Moon | Kevin Hawkes, Caroline Stutson
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My kid fell in love with the animation of this book and we‘re watching it more and more now it‘s Halloween time! 🌚 #scarathlon #teamslaughter #halloween #raisingreaders

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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Watched for the first time since reading the book and I liked it even more! ☂ #scarathlon #teamslaughter #halloween

inthegreensandblues This is one of the few movies I like better than the book. This movie gives me all the fall feels and 90s nostalgia! 7d
monalyisha @inthegreensandblues This is one of the few movies I like *as much* as the book! I grew up with the movie & read the book much later. There are some major differences but I love them both. Hoffman‘s writing is so great. I do think the movie had the better ending, though. 😉 6d
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I already knew that I loved Slatter‘s dark fairy tales, but reading one of her linked collections was even better! 🌙

This book doesn‘t fit my team‘s theme, but there are witches!

#scarathlon #teamslaughter
#scaryscavengerhunt #withawitchinit

RiverKScottWrites Is it contemp or more fairy tales or...? 1w
Linsy All her own stories, clearly, not fairy tale retellings, but back in time and in her own made-up land. I would call the feel very fairy tale mostly, but real and dark and just so good! Does that make any sense? 😆 1w
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Room on the Broom | Julia Donaldson
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My kid and I love this book so much! He was excited to hold this book in his hands, as we usually experience it digitally. It‘s just so cute! And perfect for the season. 🧹🍂✨

#scarathlon #teamslaughter #halloween #raisingreaders

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Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes | Henry Herz, Josh Herz, Harrison Herz
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I always love an excuse to reread this one! The nursery rhymes are delightfully dark and ferociously funny. (Yes, I needed alliteration there to express my joy.) I bought it for my kid, but who are we kidding? It was for me!

There‘s a great rhyme in here about a zombie set to “Mary, Mary Quite Contrary.” This book is seriously the best! 🧟‍♀️

#scarathlon #teamslaughter
#scaryscavengerhunt #withzombiesinit
#halloween #raisingreaders

Ellecee625 I knew I recognized the cover art! I love Abigail Larson! 1w
Linsy @Ellecee625 This is the first time I‘ve heard of her. I do really love this art though! Most find more... 1w
Linsy @Ellecee625 Oh my goodness, I just found When You Give an Imp a Penny with the same authors and illustrator. I‘m so excited! 1w
Ellecee625 I just added it to my TBR! Thank you! I‘m going to try to order these into my store! 1w
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Entertaining fall read for the toddler and the mom! 🍂
#scarathlon #teamslaughter #halloween #raisingreaders

kymmiesreads That looks so cute! My son would freak! He loves pumpkins 🎃 1w
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This is an adorable Halloween “I love you” book; I loved the illustrations, rhymes and sweet, cozy feeling of it. My kid liked the cardboard cutouts. 🎃

#scarathlon #teamslaughter #halloween #raisingreaders

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Are You My Monster? | Amanda Noll
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Not my favorite of the series, but still adorable and a bit less scary for littles. My favorite is still I Need My Monster. My kid is a bit lackluster about both, but my nephew was obsessed with the original growing up. We watched Rita Moreno read it over and over again on StorylineOnline. 🧟‍♀️

#scarathlon #teamslaughter #halloween #raisingreaders

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Where's the Witch? | Nosy Crow
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Another hit! My two-year-old loved opening the felt flaps to find a series of not-so-frightening folk. And when he got to the end, he was enchanted by the baby in the mirror! 🧙🏼‍♀️

#scarathlon #teamslaughter #halloween #raisingreaders

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I thought the rhymes were adorable; my baby loved playing peek-a-boo with the cat. Something for everyone! 😸

#scarathlon #teamslaughter #halloween #raisingreaders

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A Beasty Story | Bill Martin, Steven Kellogg
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Another great Halloween pick from the library today! 👻
#scarathlon #teamslaughter #halloween #raisingreaders

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We found a Halloween version of my son‘s favorite book at the library today! Needless to say, I basically have it memorized by now. It‘s very cute! 🎃

#scarathlon #teamslaughter #halloween #raisingreaders

Lcsmcat My kids loved Jingle Bugs when they were little! 1w
Linsy @Lcsmcat The whole series is adorable! We‘re now definitely checking out Jingle Bugs this Christmas! 1w
Readswithcoffee My kids loved How Many Bugs in a Box. Such cute books! So creative! 1w
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A Study in Scarlet | Arthur Conan Doyle
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I did not love the fantastical — really not historically accurate — look at the 19th century Mormon West, but the rest of this book was exquisite. This is my first time reading one of his books, not just short stories or watching adaptations, and I‘m coming back for more! 🔎 #scarathlon #teamslaughter #scaryscavengerhunt #whereacharacterdies

rwmg I did wonder how based on reality that section was. I suppose forced marriages did happen as we hear about them occurring in polygynous communities in America even nowadays. 2w
Linsy @rwmg It‘s hard to know without a written record, but I do know that it was quite a different polygamous community from the ones we hear about on the news, and that not everyone in the community participated. It was supposed to be a protection for women without men, but well, we all know how awry things that start out that way can go. But I‘ve studied this history and Doyle‘s version is definitely very sensational and in some places just made up. (edited) 2w
Linsy @rwmg Which I‘m not blaming him for. I‘m sure descriptions of secret societies and religious orders I know nothing about are often sensationalized as well, as we know groups of native peoples have been exposed to so much. Especially back then. They weren‘t so concerned with being as politically correct as we are, to say the least. (edited) 2w
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@Clwojick, does a miniseries count? My husband and I flew through The Escape Artist last night and loved it! A perfectly thrilling way to start the season. #scarathlon #teamslaughter

writerlibrarian David Tennant for the win. 😁 2w
GingerAntics Oh my god I LOOOVE this series!!! I even used it in an anti-hero class. Give me some Will Burton any day!!! 2w
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Tales of Edgar Allan Poe | Edgar Allan Poe
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My #orange books #shelfie. Oh how I love Poe! 🧡🧡🧡 #chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #teamslaughter

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eri.reads Very cool!! 2w
Clwojick I love these vintage halloween designs! 2w
Linsy @Clwojick Me too! Sometimes Walmart just comes through 😁 2w
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The Vampire Prince | Darren Shan
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kymmiesreads @linsy where did you get that candle 1w
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I loved rereading this one! I don‘t know if I just wasn‘t paying enough attention last time, but I found Poirot‘s expansive explanations less exhausting, more exhilarating. And, as always, I loved all of the scientific detail about poisons!

🎃☠️🍂

#agathachristieclubr2
#scaryscavengerhunt #withamattecover
#scarathlon #teamslaughter

Clwojick such a stunning cover. :) 2w
batsy I love this cover! 2w
Leftcoastzen Love the orange backpack! 2w
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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Couldn‘t have said it better myself! 🍁🎃🍂

marleed Oh my gosh this could be my new favorite line! 3w
Clare-Dragonfly October is the best month. 3w
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Getting excited to start this month‘s pick for the Agatha Christie Book Club! Pictured: The mystery section at my beloved Pioneer Book. ☠️☠️☠️

#agathachristieclubr2 #bookclub #shelfie #bookstore

rabbitprincess *walks off with the cardboard cutouts* 👀👀 1mo
kymmiesreads I‘ve never read an Agatha Christie book 😿 1w
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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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Tea seemed necessary. ☕️

This book was so great! How is he this amazing???
I still have seven hours to go, so I won‘t make it within the challenge limits, but I am having a blast with my Neil Gaiman marathon! #24in48

wanderinglynn He is amazing! I love all his books. ❤ 3mo
Vexingcircumstance That‘s my favorite one of his books and definitely in my top 5 favorite books ever. 3mo
Cheshirecat913 This is the book that brought me to Gaiman, I adore him! 3mo
kymmiesreads I have that book I just haven‘t read it yet 1w
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Been away from Litsy for a while, then #24in48 reminded me how much I love it here!! ♥️
Can never stay away for long.

Eight hours in and I‘m so happy! Not just all the reading, which always helps, but this book is so incredible!!! Like an irreverent Princess Bride. 🙌

chaoticgoodhufflepuff This is one of my favorites! ❤️ 3mo
Linsy @chaoticgoodhufflepuff Definitely one of mine now too!! Can‘t believe it took me the tv show before I actually picked it up 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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What a beautiful book! I loved following Ashley Mae‘s faith journey.

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The Woman in White | William Wilkie Collins
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The Thirteenth Tale inspired me to finally crack this!

#currentlyreading

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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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This book is mesmerizing! I can‘t decide if I‘m more entranced by the dark atmosphere or addictive story. Probably both.

#currentlyreading

TrishB It‘s a great read 👍🏻 7mo
Slajaunie Great book! 7mo
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