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Linsy

Linsy

Joined April 2016

Proud Hufflepuff. Perennial Reader. Possible Witch.
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Hey all, just wanted to share that I'm presenting at Virtual JaneCon this year!! It's 100% free, fan run and should be lots of fun, so watch along July 15-16 if you're interested!

Here's the link to the schedule: https://virtualjanecon.com/virtualjanecon-2023/

#pemberlittens #virtualjanecon #janeausten

eeclayton Sounds fun! ☺️ 9mo
Cuilin Fabulous, enjoy. 9mo
Christy2318 Ohhhh this sounds fun. 9mo
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None Shall Sleep | Ellie Marney
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First read of the year was excellent! I was hoping for more between the two MCs, but the fact that a sequel si coming out with some of the same characters has mullified me. Nail-biting serial killer YA, but great for anyone, if you can handle the more gruesome bits. It also handles the whole "what happens next" aspect of the final girl trope in a more nuanced way than I've seen. Would definitely recommend! ? #bookspin

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Stave 5 and the end! I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season, wherever you are. Thanks for reading with me! #acaroladay

KathyWheeler Thanks for doing this. It was fun. Merry Christmas! 1y
TheBookHippie Happy Christmas to you! 1y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Stave 3! More than halfway through! #acaroladay

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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I always love going through the past best, and Arthur Rackham's illustrations are making it even better!

#acaroladay #winterreadathon

KathyWheeler I love the edition with Arthur Rackham‘s illustrations. It‘s the one I read last year. 1y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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'If I could work my will ... every idiot who goes about with "Merry Christmas" on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.'

We're off to a Grinchy start! I'd forgotten how much I love Dickens' language. His imagery is so vivid!

#acaroladay #winterreadathon

KathyWheeler I love his language too; I always forget just how good it is. 1y
Clare-Dragonfly I read an edition with these illustrations on Project Gutenberg! I kept scrolling back up to look at this illustration of Marley; it‘s so good. 1y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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#ACarolADay readalong starts tomorrow! Join us while we read Dickens' classic stave by stave as we count down to Christmas.

Bookwormjillk Yay! Thanks for the reminder! 1y
MoonWitch94 Can‘t wait! 1y
Prairiegirl_reading Who was it who shared about the version with Levar Burton narrating? I am loving it and want to say thank you but I can‘t remember who posted it. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1y
Linsy @Prairiegirl_reading I don't know who posted it, but I think it was a free one that Apple put out on their books app! 1y
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Not cupcakes, but my sister-in-law made these wonderful pokémon cakes for my son and neice a few months ago! Aren't they amazing? 😍

#winterreadalongdailychallenge

CoverToCoverGirl ???? Pokémon forever! 1y
Reggie Very awesome! 1y
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Saw this at the bookstore and had to snap a pic! This graphic memoir is SO excellent -- raw and real. I picked it up after I found out Maia Kobabe is also a long-time lover of Witch Please -- my fav podcast -- and I'm so glad I did!!

@Addison_Reads, just sae that you recommended this one today too! Great minds!!

#adventrecommends

Addison_Reads @Linsy This book deserves all the recommendations it can get. I tell people about it all the time now working at the library. 1y
TieDyeDude Yes yes yes yes yes! I originally read it from the library, but I'm just itching to buy that deluxe edition. 1y
KathyWheeler I read it because of all the hoopla about banning it. I probably would not have read it otherwise, so thanks, book banners? It was excellent. 1y
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My current read! Trying to catch up to #whimsicalreads and using this as the perfect excuse for some peppermint hot cocoa! ☕

#winterreadathondailychallenge #winterreadathon #midwintersolsticegames #wintercosybingo #gingerathon #holidaybookbingo #holidayromancebingo

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We haven't made any gingerbread houses yet, but we did make ice cream cone Christmas trees and marshmallow snowman at our family Christmas party! My eldest son's creations were fantastically disturbing. Grandma was on point with the kids activities! 🌲🍭⛄

#winterreadathondailychallenge
#winterreadathon

Just_reading So fun! 1y
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I'm late in the post, but wanted to share my post for #NationalPetDay! We had a little Luna for about a month this fall and were so sad to have to give him away!! I ended up being so allergic that I'm still reacting to our house two months later. Luckily, we found him a wonderfully home and family. 🐶💕

#winterreadalongdailychallenge

LeahBergen Aww, that‘s too bad! It‘s lovely he found another nice home, though. ❤️ 1y
Thndrstd I‘m glad he found a good home and I‘m sorry for your loss. 1y
Larkken Oh no! He looks like he is one of the hypoallergenic doggos, too! I'm sorry that did not help your allergies. 1y
thebacklistbook Hypoallergenic dogs are very particularly cross read to not have dander. This little cutie was likely a natural crossing. Unfortunately that would mean no such allergy protection. Of course you can still be allergic to their fur or saliva. I feel your pain. My sister has a delightful cat I can't get near without a serious sinous ache/swelling. 1y
thebacklistbook *cross bred. 1y
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My hubby knows me too well!!

#winterreadathondailychallenge
#christmascard

tpixie Pretty! Pop-Up cards & books are great at all ages!! (edited) 1y
Clare-Dragonfly Wow! That‘s gorgeous! 1y
Gissy Lovely! 😍💚❤️💚❤️ 1y
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My mom and I last Christmas! You can't quite see my Christmas sweater, but it's a reindeer, and it's currently hiding out somewhere in my garage. Hoping to get a bookish one this year! 🧑🏻‍🎄

#winterreadathondailychallenge

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“The pink candle for the third week [of Advent] symbolizes joy.“

I love this book!! Would recommend for anyone wanting to bring the season of Advent into their home at Christmas. 🕯️

#adventrecommends #joy #winterreadathondailychallenges

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Cryptid Club | Sarah Andersen
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A fun collection! I always love Sarah Andersen. 🎄

#adventrecommends

mom_of_4 Adorable 1y
Ladygodiva7 HA! Not if it‘s cold, the bugs disappear lol 1y
SamAnne Love this! 1y
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Hurricane Girl: A Novel | Marcy Dermansky
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This book was such a happy surprise! I read it in a rush over the summer. I love how quirky and relatable it is. I've always been forgetful, but now that I have long covid, it's gotten significantly worse. I felt seen, even if our situations are entirely different. I think what I loved most though was the rhythm, short and snappy. It's hard to explain, but I love books like this!

#adventrecommends

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#AdventRecommends

I read these books for an education course recently and loved them all!!! A multimodal mashup, Ain't Burned All the Bright is a breath-taking look at what it means to be Black in America; Beauty Woke is a modern Sleeping Beauty retelling told through poetry and vibrant illustrations; and Cultivating Genius both historicizes the systemic racism in our educational system and is a master class on teaching children's hearts.

Karisa Ooh! I read two of those last year and loved them too. Guess that means I need to add Beauty Woke to my tbr! 😊 1y
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#WinterReadathonDailyChallenge catch-up:

We love the new Scrooge movie over here, specifically "Thank You Very Much," which reminds me a lot of the song "Good Afternoon" from Spirited.

I was so behind on getting out the kids' advent calendar that they each got three books today!

And for St. Nicholas Day I ordered myself this amazing hardcover of Hogfather! I've always wanted to get into Terry Pratchett and decided this Christmas was the time.

Ruthiella I‘ve only recently started reading Pratchett and am now a total fan of the Discworld! I know there are a lot of ways to start, but honestly I don‘t think it matters all that much. 1y
DieAReader 🥳🎄📚♥️ 1y
Laughterhp Oo I didn‘t know there was a new Scrooge movie! 1y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Excuted to read this cozy Christmas classic with all my Litten friends! Y'all always help make holidays so magical. ✨

It starts Dec. 20th for anyone interested! #acaroladay

#winterreadathondailychallenge

BarkingMadRead Ohhhhhhh I would love to join in, I read it every year in December! 1y
Linsy @BarkingMadRead We'd love to have you! ❤ 1y
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Does this count as a candle?

These books are delightful! Caitlin Doughty has a wonderfully wry way about talking about death that (I think) instantly puts you at ease. The first one (Smoke Gets In Your Eyes) is a memoir about working at a crematory, the second (From Here To Eternity) a look at death rituals around the world and the third (Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?) an answer book of all things death related. ‎️‍

#winterreadalongdailychallenge

RebelReader I always wanted to read these! And then they fell off my radar for some weird reason. Thanks for the reminder! ❤️ 1y
Linsy @RebelReader Yay! That makes me so happy!! I listened to all of them, she's a great reader of her own audiobooks, if you're into listening. 1y
RebelReader @Linsy Oooh I might try listening. I‘ve been wanting to do more audio. Thanks for the recommendation. 1y
Librariana I LOVE Caitlin Doughty!! She's just the coolest!! Her YouTube videos are so informative and accessible and just plain delightful 😊 I've only listened to Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and 1y
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Lute | Jennifer Marie Thorne
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I absolutely LOVED my first read of the month!

Lute follows American transplant and lady of the island Nina Treadway on “The Day“ — when seven of the island's residents must pay the tithe. With echoes of “The Lottery“ by Shirley Jackson and Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, this slowly horrifying read did not disappoint!!

#winterreadathon #adventathon #midwintersolstice #fantasticstrangelings

Clwojick So glad to hear it! I have this on my list for January. 🖤 1y
Andrew65 Well done 🎅🎅🎅 1y
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“Now a great howling rose up all around them, near, very near, ...
Who has come to sing us carols, she said.
Those are the voices of my brothers, darling; I love the company of wolves.“

In "The Company of Wolves," a surprisingly festive retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, the wolf and his brothers are born on Christmas Day, when “the door of the solstice stands wide open.“

#winterreadathondailychallenge @andrew_65

Andrew65 That‘s a grand but also scary dog. 🐶🐶🐶 (edited) 1y
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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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I listened to this book on audio and it was incredible, so raw and real. McCurdy deals with some really difficult trauma in here, but I felt instantly drawn into her story and would highly recommend it! 💕🌻

If you liked this book, I'd also recommend watching Jeanette McCurdy chat with Jenny Lawson. I stopped watching this midway to buy the audiobook, lol. https://youtu.be/z7nDOCfLnpE

#adventrecommends @emilyrose_x

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I'm using #adventrecommends to catch up on some reviews I didn't get to this year!

I was honestly surprised by how much I LOVED this book. I've been on a vampire kick lately, mostly classics, and I'm not super into post-apocalyptic stuff, but this thing got it's fangs into me early and I'm SO glad it didn't let go! This was addictive and sexy, and yet I feel like it also let you grapple with the horror. Highly recommend!! 💙🧛🏼‍♀️

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My first festive #bookmail! I plan on finishing these beauties, A Christmas Carol (#acaroladay), The Snow Queen (#childrensclassicread2022), a collection of Poe's poetry and a short intro to Gothic lit for the #midwintersolstice games, #winterreadathon and #adventathon. I'm going for a spooky holiday vibe, if you can't tell. 👻

#winterreadathondailychallenge #whimsicalreads

Andrew65 Love those 🎄🎄🎄 1y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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We're reading A Christmas Carol as a lead up to Christmas Day, if you'd like to join in! Everyone is welcome. Please use #ACarolADay so we can all follow along together. We start December 20th and will be reading a chapter (or stave) a day. 🌲

#litsyevents #readalong #buddyread

jen_the_scribe I reread this one every year, I think I‘ll join in with you all 😊 1y
LeslieO I think I‘ll join in. I haven‘t read it in awhile. I used to listen to the Patrick Stewart audio book every year. But my copy was cassette! Lol. Just got a kindle version. 1y
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BookmarkTavern Yay! Also! @LeslieO ! Audible and Libro.fm both have the Patrick Stewart one available for purchase! I used to have that same cassette tape. 😁 1y
Laughterhp Oh fun! I try to reread this every year. Trying to find the version read by Jim Dale! 1y
Lcsmcat My husband and I used to read it out loud to each other every year. I‘d love to join you. 1y
MoonWitch94 I‘m excited! So looking forward to it! 1y
LeslieO @ozma.of.oz I‘ll have to update! I still hear his voice saying “Marley was dead to begin with, there was no doubt whatever about that” 1y
Bklover Oh, I‘d love to read this with you all! 1y
TheAromaofBooks I'm in for this one!! 1y
melissajayne I‘m in. 1y
BookwormAHN I reread this one every year so I'd love to join in as well 😺 1y
AllDebooks This is a go to every year for a bit of christmas comfort. Count me in x 1y
i.besteph So excited to read with you all! 💯 1y
i.besteph @bree.v08 wanna join? 1y
bree.v08 @i.besteph sure! 1y
keys_on_fire Never have read this, so I'm excited to join in! Thanks for hosting!! 1y
melissajayne Books are always more fun with friends. Put up a post on my feed. (edited) 1y
Bklover Can‘t wait! I really love reading with you all! 1y
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If They Come For Us | Fatimah Asghar
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Grandma took the kids so I could watch the author of this amazing collection, Fatimah Asghar, do a reading. I got to read and watch with my Thanksgiving leftovers and pomegranate soda; it was so lovely and relaxing!!

And this collection truly is so amazing and powerful. Highly recommend!!!

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Anyone want to do A Christmas Carol read-along? I was thinking about a chapter-a-day countdown to Christmas, starting December 20. I've been reading a lot of Gothic lit lately and am excited to look for those themes in Dickens' classic.

#buddyread #readalong #christmas

Texreader I ❤️ this book. I‘d be interested 1y
Linsy @Texreader Yay!! Me too! But I haven't really slowed down to read it before, so I thought it'd be fun. 1y
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EclecticBookLover I'd love to! I always aspire to do a seasonal read like this, but I never get to see it through. This will help keep me on track! 1y
i.besteph Count me in! 1y
melissajayne Would be interested; count me in. It‘s one of my favourites. (edited) 1y
Bookwormjillk Me! This is an every year read for me, and I‘d love to read it with a group. 1y
MoonWitch94 Ohhh fun! I‘d love to join! 1y
Prairiegirl_reading I was just thinking about this on my way home! I‘m in! 😄 1y
Linsy Yay!! I'm so glad y'all are going to join me! Are you okay starting on the 20th, or do you want to spread out the reading a bit? @texreader @eclecticbooklover @i.besteph @bookwormjillk @moonwitch94 @prairiegirl_reading 1y
Bookwormjillk @Linsy works for me! 1y
BookmarkTavern Sounds great! ❤️ 1y
Prairiegirl_reading @Linsy 20th should work for me! 1y
EclecticBookLover I'm good with that! 1y
i.besteph @Linsy 20th sounds good 😌 1y
LitStephanie I'll do it with you all! Please tag me. 1y
MoonWitch94 Works for me! 🎄♥️ 1y
Hedon Never done a read-along before but sounds fun. 1y
Teresereading Yes please 1y
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White Horse: A Novel | Erika T. Wurth
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A blurb from Silvia Moreno Garcia and Jenny Lawson approved?? Sign me up every time! Can't wait to get into this one. #bookmail

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Just Like Home | Sarah Gailey
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Truly TERRIFYING!!! You've been warned. ☠️

Soubhiville This was seriously creepy! 1y
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Villette | Charlotte Bront
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So excited to hang with the #PemberLittens again!

I love Jane Eyre, but other than listening to BBC Radio and an abridgement of Villette, I've never read any of Charlotte Brontë's other works. I'm so excited to finally read this one!! ❤💜

KristiAhlers I‘ve never read this one either so this is a new and exciting thing for me! 1y
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It is, alas, the end of #Scarathlon2022. My points for this last week are below. Thank you so much @Clwojick & @StayCurious for all your hard work! It's been a blast!!

Week 4: 17,330 & Total: 57,301 👻

#TeamSlaughter

Clwojick Great job! Thank you for joining us, and all your participation! 1y
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Me: Can't believe I read fifteen books and didn't get a [bookspin] bingo!

Hubby: Well, if you'd known the board beforehand...

Me: I did.

Hubby: Oh.

#bookspinbingo #littenlisten #autumnbingo2022 #bodycountbingo #teamslaughter

AnnR Wow! Great job! 1y
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Only 3 movie bingos! #teamslaughter #scarathlon

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Didn't have time to finish this one! 180 pts 🎃

#teamslaughter

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The Illustrated Man | Ray Bradbury
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“Too much of anything isn‘t good for anyone.“

#evil #ominousoctober
#teamslaughter

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Fangs | Sarah Andersen
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So excited for this one! First up: “The Body Snatchers“ by Robert Louis Stevens. 🧿

#zombies #scarthlondailyprompts
#teamslaughter

LeahBergen I like these British Library editions. 👍 1y
Linsy @LeahBergen Me too!! I want to collect the whole weird tales line. 1y
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The Castle of Otranto | Horace Walpole
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This book is crazy pants! I really enjoyed it. I love that the big bad is flying armor and I really had no idea what was coming next. So much happens in such a short book! ☠️

#death #scarathlondailyprompts
#teamslaughter

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Such a wonderful — and beautiful — look at the imaginations of the Brontë sisters (and their bother) as children! Isabel Greenberg is such an excellent #story-teller and artist. I really felt like I was stepping into the beginnings of genius.

#scarathlondailyprompts #scarathlon
#teamslaughter

Emilymdxn I loved this book so much! 1y
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The Book Eaters | Sunyi Dean
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Loved this one! I mean, book vampires — of course I did! 🧛🏻‍♀️

#wicked #ominousoctober
#teamslaughter

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Edward Gorey's Dracula: Addresses | Edward Gorey, Gina Bostian
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I'm so glad I gave Dracula another chance! I enjoyed the writing the first time around, but got bogged down as the story kept going and going. The second time I did an all-night Dracuthon and there was something about it. Either everyone's excitement infected me or it was better free of expectations, but I loved it! Obvs there are some racist/cultural things of it's time I don't agree with, but I'm so glad my class that made me re-read it! 🧛

Linsy P.S. Look at this Edward Gorey edition!!! 😍

P.P.S. Surprisingly for a vampire novel, the food in this book sounds so good. When Harker is describing the #spices on his food at the inn on the way to Dracula's, my mouth was watering.

#ominousoctober #scarathlon #littenlisten #spookoween #pointsathon #autumnatoz #teamslaughter
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murfman The Edward Gorey edition is so awesome as well! I may need to buy it just to have more Gorey on the shelf! 1y
Soubhiville Love the bats on the edges! 1y
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Linsy @murfman @soubhiville Right??! The red part of the cover is also velvety. ❤🦇 1y
vlwelser 😍🦇 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That's a gorgeous edition. 😍 1y
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So excited to finally start this one!

“There is something #missing from me. Sometimes I forget it's gone, and try to use it, like I see other people doing. But you can't hold a teacup with a phantom hand, and soon enough I am reminded of what is missing.“

#scarathlondailyprompts #scarathlon
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“The Real Me: I am tired of ... pretend[ing] that I am a trim little housewife in a Mother Hubbard stirring up appetizing messes over a wood stove. I live in a dank old place with a #ghost that stomps around in the attic room we've never gone into (I think it's walled up), and the first thing I did when we moved in was to make charms in black crayon on all the door sills and window ledges.“

#ominousoctober #scarathlon
#teamslaughter

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover 💚 1y
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The Maid | Nita Prose
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BookishMadHatter I just got this book in for my library's book club. Hope it's good lol 1y
Linsy @BookishMadHatter I loved it! 1y
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Briar Rose | Robert Coover
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Surprisingly appropriate for #OminousOctober!

“Their moon-bleached #bones, rattling gently when the soft wind blows.“ 🥀💀

#teamslaughter #scarathlon

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A Spindle Splintered | Alix E. Harrow
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I loved this magical little novella! I haven't heard great things about the follow-up though, so I'm unsure whether I'll try. ❤️💙🖤

#curse #scarathlondailyprompts

GirlNamedJesse I loved both in this series! The second really surprised me (in a good way). 😊 1y
Linsy @GirlNamedJesse Oooh, good to know! I'll have to try. 1y
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My favorite cat in literature! And my favorite depiction. 🙀

#cat #ominousoctober #teamslaughter

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So cool!! 💛🖤 (edited) 1y
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@Clwojick, here are my points for last week! 12,194 pts for week three and 39,971 total. Thanks for all that you've been doing!! 👻

#scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter