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MeganAnn

MeganAnn

Joined July 2016

Reading is my escape. I am a creative, coffee loving boy mom. Goodreads: goodreads.com/user/show/13248394-megan-elgin TheStoryGraph: MeganAnn
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Wild Cowboy Wolf | Kait Ballenger
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All cozied up in bed getting ready to start this December #doublespin book. I‘m pleasantly surprised to find a map inside! I love #mapsinbooks but rarely see them in romance novels.

#readromancerepeat

TheAromaofBooks I literally want to read this book just because of the map! It should be some kind of law that all books come with maps! 😂 1d
MeganAnn @TheAromaofBooks I agree! Maps for all! 🗺😆✨ 1d
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Black Magic Sanction | Kim Harrison
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Finished my November #bookspin last night. This is #8 in The Hollows series. The first half is slower than I remember, but necessary to set up the big action & choices Rachel makes at the end, which in turn sets up where the series goes from here. I took my previous rating from 5 to 4⭐️ after this reread.

Read 9 books counting this one. Mostly romance - I needed some HEAs this month. No bingos, but I did finish both my #bookspin and #doublespin.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Great month!!! 2d
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The feature lineup for #litsycrafters

The goal is to bring crafters together over a shared interest, share tips & tricks and maybe learn new things together. You can participate as much or as little as you like.

I‘m very excited to hopefully get more painting/crafting done because that was the first thing to fall off my list in 2021 & I really want to get back to it.

Check out @Catsandbooks and @curiouserandcurioser pages for more details.

Catsandbooks Thanks for sharing! It's gonna be a crafty year! 🎨💖 3d
curiouserandcurioser @MeganAnn Thank you for sharing:) We are so excited!! 3d
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Christmas Bells: A Novel | Jennifer Chiaverini
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December #bookspin list.

Included some wintery books from my shelves, an Isabel Allende book on my shelf + a spot for one more for #authoramonth, & the books from my #readromancerepeat box.

Both old & new categories including “from a previous bookspin list” & “received in a swap” for a book I haven‘t read from a previous swap; ❄️ “winter/holiday book” for something seasonal.

Added a spot for a book I receive in the #wintersolsticeswap

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6d
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Wild Cowboy Wolf | Kait Ballenger
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The contents of my #readromancerepeat box from The Ripped Bodice. Both books sound like a lot of fun & the sloth socks are so cute! They say Slow Down on the bottom 😆🦥❤️

Donut Fall in Love is about a movie star who hires a professional baker to help prepare for his TV cooking show debut. The punny title is fun & I love baking shows.🍩😍

Wild Cowboy Wolf is a fresh spin on classic tropes combining 2 sub genres - cowboys & werewolves. 🤠❤️🐺

slategreyskies Looks like fun! I love the socks too! 🦥 ❤️ 7d
BethM That donut book sounds awesome 7d
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Came home from spending Thanksgiving with my in-laws to find this bookish goodness on my doorstep! My #wintersolsticeswap from @erank58 arrived. 🎉❄️✨

+ my first box for The Ripped Bodice‘s Romance of the Month Club. I‘ve been looking for a book subscription box that isn‘t just popular titles or YA. I didn‘t want so many extra goodies, but I didn‘t want only books either. I love romance so I thought I‘d try this one. Contents coming in next post…

slategreyskies Oh, I‘m looking forward to seeing what‘s in the box! 💕 7d
erank58 Yay! So glad it arrived safely! 7d
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Zandbroz Variety | Fargo, ND (Bookstore)
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@GingerAntics here are the local bookstores!

Barnes & Noble is the biggest with the most selection. It‘s also the easiest to get to.

Zandbroz Variety (downtown Fargo, tagged) carries books & other things. They usually have new popular literary fiction reads along with some older books, but not a huge selection of genre reads. They always have a shelf of local books from Minnesota & North Dakota authors. Parking can be tricky. zandbroz.com
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MeganAnn 1/3: Ferguson Books & More is new in West Fargo, but the owners have other locations in ND that have done well. They carry both new and used titles. I haven‘t been there yet because the whole area was under construction all summer, but I hope to visit it soon. https://www.fergusonbooks.com (edited) 2w
MeganAnn 2/3: There are two great used bookstores as well. Books at a Fifth is near Barnes & Noble and West Acres Mall. It‘s small, but they pack a lot of used books in the space. I always find some gems there for great deals. https://www.facebook.com/Books-at-a-Fifth-137204889711891 📚 B.D.S. Books is the second. It‘s been around a long time and has a ton of used books. It‘s close by downtown as well. https://m.facebook.com/BDS-Books-266360752885/ 2w
MeganAnn 3/3: If you are a library user, both the Fargo Public Library and the West Fargo Library are great. I actually use both depending on who has what and what part of town I‘m going to be in. Depending on where in town you live, there‘s probably one somewhat close to you. Fargo Library has three locations and you can put titles on hold from all of them to pick up at whichever location you use most. (edited) 2w
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GingerAntics We actually live on MN side of the boarder in Moorhead. I‘ve got my Moorhead library card, but I honestly have more luck finding books from my Dallas library card than there. Plus, they only let you keep books for 7 days, no matter how long the book is. 2w
MeganAnn @GingerAntics ah yes the Moorhead library is not great from what I remember. I can‘t believe they only let you keep them for 7 days! I looked at the Fargo library website and they do offer free library cards to LARL library patrons, which I believe Moorhead‘s is. So looks like you can get one there as well and might have better luck. And the Main Library is right across the river in downtown Fargo so it might be the easiest to get to. 2w
MeganAnn @GingerAntics Direct link to their website: https://fargond.gov/city-government/departments/library/services/library-cards 📚 Also, I‘m curious which bookstore you were at that didn‘t even have Shakespeare! Honestly I do most of my shopping either at the local B&N or online at B&N or bookshop.org. The nice thing about B&N is if I‘m looking for a specific title I can check online to see if it‘s in stock before running to the store. 2w
GingerAntics @MeganAnn I honestly don‘t remember. I would remember the website if I saw it again. I just did a Google search and looked on a couple websites. They had one Shakespeare and it was something weird and obscure, not even something that was likely to be taught in high school or at one of the colleges. 2w
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A fantastic #newyearwhodis list from @JackOBotts 🎉😍 I‘ve already read #1&3 - loved both. The tagged book is on my #newyearwhodis2022 list also & I read it last January because it was on @BarbaraJean ‘s list!

The top 3 pictured are already on my TBR list so I will definitely read those. I‘ve been meaning to read more Matt Haig books for years. I‘ve also been meaning to try Colson Whitehead. There is No Good Card looks fascinating & new to me ⬇️

BarbaraJean Ooooh, this looks like a great list! I‘m going to be stalking so many people‘s lists today!! 2w
MeganAnn The Cause of Freedom looks like it may be a difficult but important read and is also one I hadn‘t heard of previously. I‘m hoping to get to it as well at some point during 2022 if not in January - mostly depending on my mood and if I can mentally fit both that and Stamped in the same month. The Whispering Dead looks like a fun supernatural mystery type book I hadn‘t seen before and if time allows I hope to read that as well. 2w
MeganAnn Thanks @monalyisha for such an excellent match! You are a rockstar at matching up lists ✨🎉😍😘 (edited) 2w
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MeganAnn @BarbaraJean right?! Me too! 2w
monalyisha You‘re so welcome! 🥰 2w
MeganAnn @Cinfhen I‘m very excited for that one! I had stacked it on litsy from someone‘s post (can‘t remember whose) a long time ago and then forgot about it. I‘m so glad @JackOBotts list has brought it back to my attention! 2w
monalyisha I actually didn't much like We Ride Upon Sticks. But it showed up on a lot of lists! I'm weirdly (maliciously? I hope not! 😅) looking forward to reading your review & seeing what camp you fall into. 2w
monalyisha I bought the Matt Haig for my MIL this Christmas. I hope it's great for your & for her sake! ;) My favorite of his is The Humans (which you may know...was that on your #FreakyFriday list? It feels like so long ago now). 2w
MeganAnn @monalyisha @Cinfhen We Ride Upon Sticks is on my TBR because of a lot of great reviews on Litsy… now I‘m curious on which camp I‘ll fall into as well! 2w
MeganAnn @monalyisha I haven‘t read The Humans, but I may have had The Radleys on my #freakyfriday list? I can‘t remember anymore, but that‘s the one of his I loved and keeps me thinking I really should read more of his stuff. I also loved his middle Christmas series starting with The Boy Who Saved Christmas. 2w
monalyisha Oh, I‘ve been meaning to check out that MG series! Maybe this December? 🤷‍♀️ 2w
monalyisha I bet you‘ll like We Ride Upon Sticks. I was probably just in a funk. 🙈 Still! The intrigue! 2w
MeganAnn @monalyisha it‘s a perfect quick December read! I saw Netflix recently released a movie based on the first book as well which is actually A Boy Called Christmas (my bad🤷‍♀️). Book 2 is The Girl Who Saved Christmas so I meshed them together in my head. 😆🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
monalyisha I knew exactly what you meant! 😉 2w
monalyisha Ahem. I just stumbled upon my review of We Ride Upon Sticks & apparently I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. 😅 I remember being annoyed about a few things. It‘s funny that that‘s the memory/mood that persisted when I clearly really enjoyed so many other aspects. I wrote a fairly detailed review. 😆 My memory is so embarrassing. 🙈 2w
MeganAnn @monalyisha I just went back and found your review and other posts… love it! It is weird how sometimes the only thing I remember about reading a particular book is my mood or whatever was going on in life completely unrelated to the actual book.🤷‍♀️ One of the many reasons I reread so many of them. 2w
monalyisha Definitely eager(er) to discuss now that my mind is refreshed. 😉 2w
JackOBotts @MeganAnn - Yay! 🥳 I loved seeing the overlap on our lists and am so excited to plan a bit today! It‘s going to be tricky to wait till January! 😂 I can‘t wait to see your thoughts on these ready! I hope they don‘t disappoint!!!! 2w
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With the tagged title I completed my #doublespin (library book) & yearly goal of 100 books on The StoryGraph & Goodreads. 🎉 Everything else is just bonus now.

Tagged book was good, not great. Started out pretty slow. I didn‘t really get into the story until past the halfway mark. I‘m hoping the other character‘s books in this series will be better because we already know them a bit. So far I definitely prefer MacLean‘s Rule of Scoundrels series.

wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
TheSpineView Fabulous! 👍🤩 3w
Jas16 🙌🏽 3w
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Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Congratulations on hitting your goal!!! 2w
Gissy Congratulations 📚📚📚📚🎉 🎊👏👏👏 2w
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚🎉 1w
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New Year Resolutions | Kath Beattie
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I thought I had my list all ready to go & it still took me way too long to sign up for #NewYearWhoDis because I changed the order & added extra notes… but I‘m signed up & cannot wait to get my list! Hurry off to @monalyisha ‘s post if you‘re interested.

@BarbaraJean 3 books off your list made it onto my list of favorites this year… and I was seriously considering 3 more!

I‘ve done this three years in a row and found so many amazing books. ❤️⬇️

MeganAnn Special shoutouts to amazing past partners @TheKidUpstairs and @4thhouseontheleft whose lists have given me some wonderful books I probably wouldn‘t have read otherwise. ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
BarbaraJean I love it! Same here: three books from your list made it onto my list this year, and there were 3 or 4 more that were in the running before I winnowed the list down from the unreasonable number I first compiled! 3w
4thhouseontheleft @MeganAnn Same! 💜💜 3w
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First Grave On The Right | Darynda Jones
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Got my #bookspinbingo board done & got to color off a square.

This was an incredibly fun, snarky take on a grim reaper. I love Charley‘s sense of humor & her relationship with her friend Cookie. I also found the idea of a grim reaper helping lost souls find peace & pass through her to the other side a fascinating take. I‘ll definitely continue the series.
Thanks @DebinHawaii for your post that pushed me to finally check my library & start this!

MeganAnn My #bookspin this month is the next book from my reread of The Hollows series. #doublespin is a book from the library which I visited yesterday to return some titles and cam home with four more. So I should easily get to both of these this month! @TheAromaofBooks 4w
DebinHawaii Yay! I am glad you enjoyed it. It‘s a fun series. Speaking of series, my library e-book hold just came in this morning for the second book in the Hollows series.I like that in addition to #BWS boxes, we both “swapped” a new series to enjoy! 🤗📚 4w
MeganAnn @DebinHawaii yay!! It makes me so happy that we‘ve swapped series as well. 😍 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!!! 4w
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Dark Chocolates | Jeremy Brock
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Ok I also signed up for #jolabokaflodswap because this whole concept makes my heart happy. @MaleficentBookDragon thank you for continuing to do this swap every year!

Now I‘m cutting myself off of December swaps. No more. Please don‘t post any exciting ones that tempt me because I have zero willpower when it comes to swaps. 🤣🤷‍♀️

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Signed up just in time! It‘s been a crazy work week and I completely forgot about this until I saw @sprainedbrain and @Chrissyreadit ‘s reminder posts. I would have been so sad if I had missed it.

If you‘re interested you still have a few hours to join in. Head over to either of their posts for the link ❄️🌲✨💙

I‘m off to add some winter solstice books to my wishlists! #wintersolsticeswap

Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
sprainedbrain Thanks for sharing and I‘m so glad you joined! 💙 4w
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First Grave On The Right | Darynda Jones
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My November #bookspin list.

📚This month it‘s back to categories, including a new category for number 9: A book from a previous book spin list. Since I never read all 20 books on my list and change it each month, I thought this would be a fun way to go back and look through those to choose.

🖤Also continuing my Hollows reread.

✨Added a few titles from Halloween swaps and some titles I thought I might feel in the mood for this month.

MeganAnn Currently reading the tagged book which so far is a lot of fun! ☠️😊✨ 1mo
DivineDiana I love the idea of #9! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1mo
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Final #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix totals!

Week 4 total: 1,292
That includes the books pictured, the short story Ley Line Drifter from the tagged book, this weeks word find game, readathon hours, and lots of tv shows and movies including Hocus Pocus, Riverdale, Rocky Horror, and Practical Magic.

Grand total for all 4 weeks = 13,237.5 🎃🎉🖤✨☠️

I had a lot of fun celebrating with all of you and this was my best reading month so far this year!

StayCurious Great job! So glad you had fun! 1mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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My final #bookspinbingo board for October: my best month all year with 16 books and 2 bingos! It helps that the 5 free spaces were graphic novels from the library, but those were all ones on my tbr list anyway so it was nice to cross them off as well.

I finished both my #bookspin Bridge of Souls
And my #doublespin Practical Magic

I loved almost all of these except for The Southern Book Club‘s Guide to Slaying Vampires (2⭐️) and The Rival (3⭐️)

Gissy Great!! 📚📚📚📚👻🖤🖤🖤 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic month!!! 1mo
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Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I finished my chronological reread of this series last week with Practical Magic on Saturday. However the Rules of Magic remains my favorite of the series — I think because Franny and Jet‘s stories resonate the most with my own past experiences figuring out who I am and what I want.

We spent Halloween evening handing out candy and watching the movie Practical Magic 🖤✨🔮

Practical Magic was my October #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

MeganAnn Many additional thanks to @DebinHawaii for the witchy tattoo on my wrist in my #basicwitchswap box. I put this on yesterday afternoon along with my witchy tshirt, hat and earrings to answer the door for trick-or-treaters. 1mo
DebinHawaii @MeganAnn That actually looks pretty cool! I wasn‘t sure how the silver would show up but I thought they‘d be fun/different. 🤗 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
Chrissyreadit I love how the tattoo looks 😍 1mo
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Big Pumpkin | Erica Silverman
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Catching up on a few #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix posts. Snuck a few Halloween kids books this week. It was fun to revisit these as it‘s been a few years since we‘ve read them. Big Pumpkin remains my favorite! 🧙🏻‍♀️👻🧛‍♂️🦇🎃

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Wordplay: TOON Level 1 | Ivan Brunetti
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Finished the word finds earlier this week but forgot to post them! Found all 59 words for a total of 590 points
#teamhendrix #scarathlon2021 @StayCurious

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2/2 #basicwitchswap
@DebinHawaii you clearly read my answers carefully because I asked for mahogany obsidian & now I have this beautiful sphere to set on my desk to help manifest my creative ideas. The turquoise pouch you wrapped it in is beautiful. The Taurus oil smells lovely. I‘m looking forward to finding different ways to use it.
Deb, you really spoiled me! I cannot thank you enough, I hope you love yours too. Happy Halloween + Samhain 🔮✨

DebinHawaii I was excited about the sphere! It was the first thing I bought. The Taurus oil caught my eye (& nose) at my local crystal shop, where I got the pouch & witch‘s datebook & I hoped you would enjoy it & could find something fun to do with it. 🖤💚🖤 1mo
sprainedbrain Gorgeous! 🖤 1mo
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When We Were Magic | Sarah Gailey
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1/2 @DebinHawaii I‘m in tears this #basicwitchswap box is so amazing!🖤 I‘m excited to try the Hawaiian coffee, tea & chocolate. The tarot book sleeve is gorgeous & I‘ve never seen one this big! I love the witchy zippered bag, this saying is perfect 🧙🏻‍♀️The black tote bag is perfect to throw in my purse. And the books, oh my goodness! I can‘t wait to dive into all the witchy stories. The witches datebook looks fascinating to explore all year⬇️

MeganAnn I was so excited when I unwrapped The Hollows Insider - perfect timing for my current reread of the series! The Scrapgracers and When We Were Magic and Secondhand Spirits have all been on my list for awhile. I‘ll post a closeup photo of the Taurus oil and Mahogany Obsidian stone next. 1mo
Soubhiville Wow!!! 1mo
mklong 😍😍😍 Happy Halloween!! 1mo
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mabell What an amazing swap box!! 1mo
DebinHawaii I am so glad you enjoyed your box! I really had a lot of fun putting it together for you with help from your lists & Etsy vibe page. 😉 I found the Witches Datebook at my local crystal shop & ended up buying one for myself! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Anyway THANK YOU for being a wonderful swap partner! I just opened my boxes & WOW I adore it all! 💚🖤💚 1mo
monalyisha That ginger tea. 😍🍋☕️ 1mo
MeganAnn @monalyisha right?! Lemon and ginger tea is my favorite flavor so I can‘t wait to try this! 🖤 1mo
MeganAnn @DebinHawaii I really do love everything so much! Thank YOU for being an equally amazing swap partner! 🖤✨ 1mo
sprainedbrain @DebinHawaii is just awesome! 🖤 1mo
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Wolf Gone Wild | Juliette Cross
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Thank you @LeslieO for this amazing #hauntedhollowswap package!

This fall book sleeve is absolutely beautiful! 😍🎃
Yummy chocolates and 2 books off my wishlist which I‘m very excited to read - Waking the Witch looks fascinating and Wolf Gone Wild is a fun supernatural romance I know I‘m going to enjoy. Plus a sweet Hocus Pocus bracelet set, perfect to wear with my witchy tees.

You are amazing! 🖤🎃✨🔮🍁 Happy Halloween! #hhs

LeslieO So glad you like everything! I couldn‘t resist the bracelet! Happy Halloween 🎃 🧙‍♀️ 1mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🧡 1mo
Gissy Is that a booksleeve?😍🎃🖤🖤🖤 1mo
MeganAnn @Gissy yes, it is. Isn‘t it gorgeous?! 🖤🖤🖤 1mo
Gissy @MeganAnn It really is😍 1mo
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Wolfsong | T. J. Klune
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Oh my goodness @Twainy I‘m so excited for this book! This was the mysterious Amazon package I received today. I‘m so very thankful that you sent this to me.

I loved The House in the Cerulean Sea & @Branwen ‘s posts about this book had me extremely curious about what Klune does in his earlier writing. I‘ll definitely be putting this one on my November list.

Nancy, you are incredibly kind & thoughtful! I hope you love your #hhs just as much! 🖤

Twainy Hooray you haven‘t read it yet!! I have to say that I‘m also curious so I can‘t wait to hear (good or bad) how the book is! I haven‘t done a swap in awhile so opening day feels a century away!! 😁 1mo
Branwen Yay! Congrats! I hope you love it! 💕📚🐺🐾 1mo
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Attended an author talk tonight with a few friends by Anton Treuer. His book was chosen as our city‘s 1 Book 1 Community read and I finished it Sunday.

The book was excellent. Treuer addresses a lot of questions and does so in a way that is thoughtful, accessible and with personality. I definitely recommend it if you would like to know more, especially about the Ojibwe nation of which Treuer is a member. ⬇️ (continued in comments)

MeganAnn Treuer makes it clear these are his own answers and opinions, and that different tribes have very different cultures which I knew, but found it helpful to keep in mind while reading. During the author talk, he told us a little about himself and his work, then opened the floor up for lots of questions. He was charismatic, passionate and interesting to listen to, and made everyone feel like it was a safe space to ask, listen and learn. I loved it! (edited) 1mo
DebinHawaii It sounds like a great event and book. Stacking! 📚 1mo
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Unmarked | Kami Garcia
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Received a book shaped package from Amazon today marked to MeganAnn Litsy. I assume it goes with one of my swaps so I don‘t want to open it too early and I‘m not sure which one so I‘m tagging everyone.

@DebinHawaii is it for the #basicwitchswap ?✨
@wanderinglynn I‘m not sure who my secret sender is for the #hauntedhollowswap so I cannot tag them directly. Do you have any insight? 🎃🖤

DebinHawaii It‘s not for the #BWS so maybe your other swap? 1mo
MeganAnn @DebinHawaii thanks for letting me know! (edited) 1mo
wanderinglynn Must be part of your #HHS. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
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MeganAnn @wanderinglynn must be 🤷‍♀️ I‘ll go on that assumption and will open it on the 30th. 1mo
Twainy It‘s from memememe. You may open it whenever you like. 😁 (I am not your HHS swapper … I‘m your swappee! I hope you don‘t have it) 1mo
MeganAnn @Twainy how sweet of you! I just got home from an event and will open it shortly 1mo
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Sabrina the Teenage Witch | Kelly Thompson
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Week 3 #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix total points = 887.5

5 theme books + graphic novels (tagged GN was a lot of fun✨🖤)
2 unrelated book + GN
23 movies + tv episodes (including The Addams Family and several episodes of Riverdale)
10 comments for this week‘s game (some guesses + some book emojis posted)

Finally got a bingo on my #bookspinbingo board 🎉 @TheAromaofBooks

18.25 hours read x 3 readathons #screamathon #spookoween bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! Looking great!!! 1mo
StayCurious Amazing job! 1mo
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Witch Hunt | Cate Conte
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My #basicwitchswap from @DebinHawaii just arrived! Deb, tracking says yours is out for delivery today as well so it should appear at your door soon. ✨

And now the waiting begins… I‘ll have occupy my mind with the tagged witchy read I just started. So far, I love the MC‘s vibe and her crystal shop. I received this book in last year‘s #basicwitchswap from the lovely @MicrobeMom 🖤🔮✨

sprainedbrain Hooray! 🖤 1mo
DebinHawaii Yay! 🎉🎉🎉My USPS shows my box from Horace is out for delivery! ✨🪄✨ 1mo
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Week 2 #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix total points = 897

1 Halloween book
2 theme stories
22 tv episodes + movies (watched a lot of The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell and Buffy the Vampire Slayer this week)
34 book tags in the game this week

13 hours read x 3 readathons for #bookspinbingo #screamathon #spookoween

Currently reading the tagged book so those points will go towards next week but most of the hours read are in this week.

StayCurious Wow so great! I love how organized you are too 2mo
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Had a lot of fun wrapping up swap gifts on Sunday to mail out! My #hauntedhollowswap (top) and #basicwitchswap (bottom) packages were both sent out priority mail this morning and should hopefully arrive by the end of the week. 🔮🎃✨☠️

@DebinHawaii the post person said delivery wasn‘t guaranteed to Hawaii by Saturday, but will definitely be there before opening day.

DebinHawaii Oh my—I can‘t wait! Your wrapping is gorgeous! 🤗 2mo
mklong That looks beautiful! 2mo
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wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 2mo
sprainedbrain Gorgeous, as always! 😍 2mo
monalyisha I‘m so impressed! 🤩 It‘s so lovely! 1mo
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@DebinHawaii I have to let the cat out of the bag to let you know that you will be receiving a package from an Etsy shop called Anita Apothecary today. It‘s for your #basicwitchswap. I sent it directly to you because I didn‘t think it would make it in time for me to send with everything else - the seller got it out earlier than estimated and I got a notification that it‘s out for delivery today!

The rest of your box will be on its way Monday. ✨

DebinHawaii Hah! No worries. I saw Etsy on my USPS notification & was racking my brain trying to think if I forgot I ordered something else for my swap partner as I thought I got all my Etsy stuff in, so it‘s good you told me. 😉 I will leave it unopened & I am very excited! Thank you! 🤗 (edited) 2mo
MeganAnn @DebinHawaii perfect! Can‘t wait for opening day to see if you like what I picked out for you! 😊🎉🔮✨ 2mo
DebinHawaii @MeganAnn I have no doubt that I will love it! 🖤💚💜 2mo
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The Outlaw Demon Wails | Kim Harrison
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Continuing my reread of The Hollows series. 5⭐️

Finished the tagged book which starts with Rachel shopping for a magical Halloween costume with her mom. Halloween is mentioned throughout the book and the final action takes place a few days afterwards. +25 points #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix

+ read 2 stories from Into the Woods collection (tagged below). The Bespelled & Pet Shop Boys. +30 points.

8.5 hrs #screamathon #spookoween #bookspinbingo

TheSpineView Fantastic! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Came home to find my #hauntedhollowswap #hhs package on the doorstep.

I don‘t see a name or handle so this will remain a mystery until opening day! ☠️🎃🦇🖤👻

@wanderinglynn I‘m waiting for the last item I ordered to show up and mine will be sent off as soon as it arrives.

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 2mo
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Week 1 total for #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix = 10,161 points 🎃✨

Early TBR post: 50 pts
Books read: 8 total [1 unrelated, 1 team read, 4 team theme, 2 take place on halloween] The tagged book is a fun, quick novella from one of my favorite paranormal romance authors if you like your Halloween reads to be more sweet than scary.

Movies + TV episodes watched: 21
Game: 907 words
25.5 total readathon hours x 3 #bookspinbingo #screamathon #spookoween

Nessavamusic Wow! 2mo
StayCurious That's amazing! 2mo
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Bridge of Souls | Victoria Schwab
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Another cozy morning spent reading while my husband and son are out hunting.

This is book 3 in the series and I think it‘s my favorite! Cassidy, Jacob and Lara team up in New Orleans after Cassidy starts being haunted by the Emissary of Death. The New Orleans setting is perfect for this supernatural ghost story and I love the Society of the Black Cat characters who help them.

This is also my October #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

MeganAnn This could probably be read as a stand-alone, but you‘ll likely enjoy it more if you start with book 1: 2mo
TheSpineView 👍📖🧡🎃 2mo
MadelineMcCrae I loved this series!👻 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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It‘s raining outside and I‘ve spent a delightfully cozy day so far finishing this book. This prequel follows Maria Owens and her daughter as we learn about the start of the Owens family and how they came to be cursed in love. I loved it and I‘m looking forward to rereading Rules of Magic & Practical Magic later this month.

15 points for team theme + 1 participation #teamhendrix #scarathlon2021
8h15min for #screamathon #bookspinbingo #spookoween

TheSpineView Rainy days are the best book days! ❤🌧📖🌧 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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I‘ve been working on this word game when I have a few minutes. Started writing them down which quickly got out of control so I entered them all into a spreadsheet to make it easier to check for doubles. I love word games like this! 🖤

Calling it at 907 words x 10 points = 9,070 points for #teamhendrix #scarathlon2021

link to my list: https://docs.google.com/file/d/1vMPOTweSthc5zDOUTPkJLlDjVq6CMulZ/edit?usp=docsli...

DebinHawaii Ooh, a spreadsheet is smart! 🤓I have been writing them down a few at a time & you are right—it gets out of control. 2mo
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Spell on Wheels | Kate Leth
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I loved this witchy graphic novel! Three witches go on a road trip to recover their stolen magical stuff and find out who took it in the first place and why. Along the way, they meet and help others who bought their magical stuff on a dark web like auction. The art is lovely and the artists really brought each of their personalities to life in the art. I wish my library had the second volume because I wasn‘t ready to leave these characters.

AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie here's another graphic novel for ya 2mo
TheSpineView 👍📖🖤🧙‍♀️ 2mo
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ElizaMarie @AkashaVampie oooo yes it looks great! 2mo
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie ur welcome sweetie 2mo
MeganAnn @AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie do you have any other witchy or similar graphic novels on your lists? Looking for more like this! (edited) 2mo
AkashaVampie @MeganAnn I don't read graphic novels, but @ElizaMarie loves them. She would definitely be the one to ask. 2mo
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Warm Bodies: A Novel | Isaac Marion
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Finished the #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix buddy read and we watched the movie tonight. #screamathon #scarepairs

I remembered enjoying the movie when I first saw it several years ago. However I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of the book and really enjoyed it. The friendship between R and M was one of my favorite things in the book and I loved seeing those moments in the movie. I may pick up the second book at some point too.

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September #bookspinbingo recap:
No bingos this month but I was SO close!

Finished my #bookspin (tagged): the 3rd Bridgerton novel which was really good. This one was about Colin and Penelope. Those books are like candy in the best way. 🍬

Also finished my #doublespin which was For a Few Demons More - the Hollows 5. So good!

8 books read total including my #lmpbc book and two Persuasion retellings for #pemberlittens

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous month!!! 2mo
MeganAnn Wait.. Bridgertons book 3 was about Sophie and Benedict. I also read book 4 about Colin and Penelope in September: Romancing Mister Bridgerton. Both were fantastic! 2mo
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Persuasion retelling #pemberlittens

This was absolutely delightful. I loved the sense of place this story gets being set in Tobago. Reyna‘s artists soul had me hooked from the beginning and Aiden‘s music makes him the perfect match for her. I loved seeing our Persuasion characters reimagined in this setting and enjoyed how the author brought a little empathy to the characters that aren‘t very nice in the original. I couldn‘t put it down! 5⭐️

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A Wicked Halloween | Gwen Knight
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Gearing up for ALL the Halloween things! 🎃🔮🧛⚰️🧟‍♀️☠️✨👻 My #bookspin list for October is filled with witches and vampires, zombies and ghosts… minus the top two titles for book clubs.

This is also my tbr for:
#scarathalon2021 #teamhendrix @StayCurious
#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
#spookoween @TheSpineView
I may try to work in some Halloween related graphic novels or children‘s books as time allows.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
TheSpineView Looks good! 👍📖🎃 2mo
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StayCurious Some great choices! +50 early bird points! 2mo
4thhouseontheleft My library has so many Halloween kids books on Libby, I think they will be my bedtime reading in October! 2mo
ferskner Gorgeous as always! 2mo
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For a Few Demons More | Kim Harrison
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Finished my #doublespin for September!

This is book 5 of The Hollows series I‘ve been slowly rereading. This book is a huge turning point in the series and I forgot that so much happens in this one book - most of which changes the dynamics of Rachel‘s world, including the twist ending. From here, Rachel starts to really come into her own as a powerful witch. 5⭐️

robinb I need to start this series. I‘m looking forward to it. 😊 2mo
MeganAnn @robinb I hope you enjoy it! It‘s one of my favorite urban fantasy series ✨ 2mo
MeganAnn @TheAromaofBooks apparently I forgot to tag you this morning but your October #bookspin post reminded me 🤦🏻‍♀️😬 This was my #doublespin for September. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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PUCKED | Helena Hunting
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I‘m curled up on the couch completely engrossed in my #lmpbc book - Pucked. Started it last night and so far it‘s laugh out loud funny and very steamy. @BethM

And then my husband walks in with the mail and hands me a package with the next #lmpbc book to read - the Rival. @cwarnier you finished that so quickly! @Annie1215 I‘ll send Pucked along next week once I finish.

cwarnier That was a fast delivery. Well when you have covid and can't do much you read. Enjoy. 3mo
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1. Treats
2. Both! Especially if they are in the same story. But if I HAVE to choose, witches have a teeny advantage. 🧙🏻‍♀️
3. Pumpkins 🎃
4. Nope and nope! No scares.🙅‍♀️
5. Caramel everything!
6. Dracula🧛‍♂️
7. Costume Party. I do not like being scared.
8. Chocolate 🍫
9. Zombies ala warm bodies or izombie. 🧟‍♀️ Although I don‘t mind skeletons so much either ☠️
10. Pumpkin spice. Yum!
11. Black cats 🐈‍⬛
#hauntedhollowswap #hhs

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 3mo
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1. We try to carve pumpkins every year as a family.
2. Nope… I‘m picky about my socks and prefer to choose them myself.
3. Blue. For fall, I love dark jewel tones - emerald and forest greens, dark teal, eggplant and amethyst, garnet and burgundy, rust, navy.
4. Cozy scarves and hand warmers
5. Bookmarks and book sleeves
6. We made diy giraffe costumes when my son was 3. Now I usually dress a little witchy.
7. Yay! It‘s cold here. Slouchy or beanie

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 3mo
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Dead Witch Walking | Kim Harrison
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My #witchaesthetic for #basicwitchswap #bws

Bohemian witch with a love for layering jewelry + loose flowing clothing of various textures/prints + dark florals. I love my witches to be strong woman who own who they are. Rachel Morgan (tagged book 1 of the series) is a favorite along with the ones pictured. I do also love A Discovery of Witches but forgot to include that. Very slowly learning tarot.
See also my spooky aesthetic in the previous post

Chrissyreadit I love the last picture!!! It‘s a vibe💛💛💛💛 3mo
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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Here‘s my Halloween/fall #spookyaesthetic for #hauntedhollowswap #hhs

I‘m all about urban fantasy + ALL the supernatural creatures / magic. Pictured some of my favorite tv shows, movies + book series. I don‘t mind if my supernatural leans in to dark/horror/blood/gore but no scary horror movies for me. I also like gothic romance + cozy mystery.
I also love hygge/ cozy fall stuff, pumpkin pie/spice, plaid + jewel tones. See also my witch aesthetic

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 3mo
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Here‘s my September #bookspin list.

Planning to continue my reread of the Hollows series.
Will try to read a couple Persuasion retellings with the #pemberlittens. Filled in the rest with some other atmospheric titles off my shelves that felt like fall, along with a few categories.

And of course there‘s my #lmpbc title for this month as well which I‘m very excited about since @BethM and @cwarnier both loved it.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I posted the numbers today so just let me know if you don't find them!! 3mo
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A Fistful of Charms | Kim Harrison
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Here‘s my final #bookspinbingo board for August. Counting the DNF, I managed two bingos 🎉😬

Overall it was a pretty great reading month. Reread the first four books in the Hollows / Rachel Morgan series (book 4 tagged). Still love this world and it‘s characters. 5⭐️

#bookspin was the DNF nonfiction book from my last post
#doublespin was The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels which I loved 5⭐️

Good Omens on audio was also very good 4⭐️ ⬇️

MeganAnn Finished Persuasion with the #pemberlittens and I very much enjoyed it. 4⭐️ 3mo
MeganAnn Also read the first two books in the Bridgerton series. The Duke and I was good but as others mentioned there is a problematic scene that I didn‘t much care for. I gave it 3⭐️ because of that. I liked the second book much better and I loved the tension and fire between Anthony and Kate. 4⭐️ (edited) 3mo
MeganAnn And last but not least was my #lmpbc book Get a Life Chloe Brown which was also very good. I thought the hype on this one was well deserved and I look forward to reading book 2 in the series. 4⭐️ @cwarnier @Annie1215 @BethM Annie: I mailed the book out to you on Friday so hopefully it will arrive soon if it hasn‘t already. 3mo
Gissy Great! 📚📚📚📚DNF count because you started to read it. It was time consumed 😌 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Great progress!!! 3mo
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Bailedbailed

Bailing on this one. Too much about war and political movements of the Al Qaeda with small parts about the actual manuscripts in between. I enjoyed the parts about protecting and moving the manuscripts and about Abdel and his family/community. But since those parts are few and far between, I cannot make myself slog through the rest to finish the book.

This was my #bookspin nonfiction choice for August, unfortunately it‘s a DNF @TheAromaofBooks

GondorGirl I was really disappointed with this one. I managed to finish it, but wouldn't recommend it to anyone. 😕 3mo
Daisey I also finished this one, but I struggled with it for much the same reason. I felt it was not enough about what it claimed to be. 3mo
MeganAnn @Daisey I think that was part of my problem also. Based on the title and description on the back, I was expecting something different than what I got. @GondorGirl good for you both finishing it. If I was in a different mindset I may have pushed on for the interesting bits… hopefully there were still a few of those in the last half. But right now my mind is craving the exact opposite of this so I can‘t. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just isn't the right fit! At least it's off the list!! 3mo
rwmg I fimished it but I thought it was very telling that there was only 1 picture of an actual manuscript 3mo
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