Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Melismatic

Melismatic

Joined July 2018

I like mysteries where I can‘t guess the ending, strong (and flawed) leading ladies, and unreliable narrators. Goodreads.com/melismatic
blurb
Melismatic
post image

I may regret this but trying out ‘The Haunting of Sharon Tate‘ with Hilary Duff on Prime. #scarathlon #TeamStoker

Update: less scary and more just sad/exploitative.

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2d
8 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
Ouija Board | Shelby White
post image

I had unwittingly watched the prequel/sequel first. 😂 Well, while waiting for takeout, let‘s try this one. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Update: the sequel was scarier, this one was just lame. 😂

#scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3d
14 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
post image

Watching ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil‘.
Update: it was better than I expected. 🤷🏻‍♀️

#scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3d
13 likes1 comment
review
Melismatic
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys | April Genevieve Tucholke
post image
Pickpick

This was so so good. Some were (much) better than others, but that‘s usually a given. Each story was inspired mostly by a movie which was pretty neat. 🍿👻🧟‍♀️🎃

#scarathlon
10 pts (on theme) #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3d
17 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys | April Genevieve Tucholke
post image

Spotted today while #audiowalking.

Errr....I have questions. 😂 #scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3d
17 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
post image

1. Reese‘s!
2. Anything fruity...or licorice.
3. Watching Hocus Pocus and Beetlejuce *at least* once each with the fam...basically since age 7 or 8.
4. Easily Jeannie of ‘I Dream of Jeannie‘, as it was the only costume that was mostly made by my mom.

#scarathlon #TeamStoker
Total: 341 pts

TheReadingMermaid Awesome! 25 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 4d
14 likes1 comment
review
Melismatic
The Devouring Gray | Christine Lynn Herman
post image
Pickpick

A solid 3.5. A+ world building that got bogged down a *bit* too much by soap opera romance...but this is YA. Points for 🏳️‍🌈 characters though. 🦴 🗡 🌲 🗿

#scarathlon
10 pts (on theme) #TeamStoker
Total: 316 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 4d
18 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
post image

Easily my greatest costume ever. My mom outdid herself considering I was going thru a Nick At Night phase and wanted to be Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️🙌🏻 #scarathlon #TeamStoker

Total: 306 pts

TheReadingMermaid Absolutely beautiful ❤️ 50 points and this is your last one sweetie 🧟‍♀️ 5d
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid 👍🏻 thanks, love 5d
28 likes2 comments
blurb
Melismatic
Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
post image

College days were fun.... I‘m in the purple. 😂 #scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid Very cute. 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 5d
17 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
The Devouring Gray | Christine Lynn Herman
post image

So full disclosure...this is a little more #Riverdale soap opera than I would have liked so far but the world building is so promising. Hoping the end is climactic....esp since a Book 2 is coming.

#scarathlon
1 pt #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 6d
21 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
Sleepover Party Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
post image

#scarathlon #TeamStoker

Total: 207 pts (plus pending)

TheReadingMermaid Very nice! 50 points darlin!!! 🧟‍♀️ 6d
14 likes2 comments
blurb
Melismatic
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image

Some of these are a stretch but I‘ll try for it — Hitchcock authored/directed his films....Hocus Pocus has music in it! #scarathalon #TeamStoker

blurb
Melismatic
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image

Dude, this is tough! #scarathlon

#TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid Do you need me to clarify anything sweetie? 7d
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid no, I‘m clear, I‘m just not good at these types of games! Lol racking my brain here! Each answer is 2 pts, right? Will u be judging answers for us? 7d
TheReadingMermaid Yes they are each worth two points for 100 points total for the game. And yes I will be judging the answers 7d
1 like3 comments
review
Melismatic
post image
Pickpick

A cute addendum if you‘re a #HarryPotter fan... #scarathon

3 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 134 pts

Melismatic Hi @TheReadingMermaid just wanted to be sure u saw 🤗 7d
TheReadingMermaid Oh crap how did I miss this twice? I got you girl I'm sorry 🧟‍♀️ 7d
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid no worries, love - I know there‘s a million posts to monitor 🤗🤗🤗 thanks! 7d
21 likes3 stack adds4 comments
blurb
Melismatic
post image

😍🙌🏻🎃🧟‍♀️👻🧛🏻‍♀️😍 #scarathlon

5 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 131 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1w
17 likes1 comment
review
Melismatic
post image
Mehso-so

An admittedly weak retread of the original. HorrorLand is decidedly less creepy than the original series. But still, the bulk takes place on Halloween! #scarathlon

6 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 126 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1w
13 likes1 comment
review
Melismatic
The Haunted Mask | R. L. Stine
post image
Pickpick

Exactly as creepy as I remember it being from childhood! 👺 #Scarathlon

6 pts for #TeamStoker (takes place on #Halloween)
Total: 120 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1w
12 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
Fear the Clowns | Daniel Howard
post image

I wish I was this good at Halloween makeup! 😂 #filters

5 pts #TeamStoker #scarathlon
Total: 114 pts

TheReadingMermaid Very nice!!! 🧟‍♀️ 1w
12 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
post image

These 12 sit in my bookcase mocking me. Goal is to defeat this epic #MountTBR list before buying more. 😭 Where do I start? Have you read any?

Lovesbooks87 I have read Four Dead Queens, Red, White & Royal Blue and The Testaments. They were all amazing! 1w
Maike I‘m currently reading Red, White & Royal Blue and it‘s a lot of fun. The Fifth Season is an amazing read! 1w
Sweetkokoro Crown of Feathers is so good! It was a little slow at first but once everything started falling into place it became so captivating. The Gilded Wolves was interesting and my heart broke a little while reading it. 1w
13 likes3 comments
blurb
Melismatic
post image

Stay out of the light, Carol Ann — or was it stay in the light? I‘ve actually never seen the sequel. That changes now. The original terrified me when I first watched it as a kid — they used to show it on TV every Halloween. #scarathlon

2 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 109 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1w
15 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
The Good Guy | Dean Ray Koontz
post image

I‘m Chucky, wanna play? #scarathlon

2 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 107 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1w
19 likes1 comment
quote
Melismatic
Last Time I Lied | Riley Sager
post image

“How‘s Camp Crystal Lake?”
“Devoid of masked killers...”

#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #number13

1 pt #TeamStoker
Total: 105

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1w
15 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
Death in the Stacks | Jenn McKinlay
post image

Briefly went to the @strandbookstore and left empty handed. It was a struggle but my TBR is long enough as it is.

review
Melismatic
The Berenstain Bears Get the Scaredies | Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
post image
Pickpick

This was really cute - and made me laugh when Papa got “scared”...by bills. #relatable

#scarathlon
2 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 104*

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1w
12 likes1 comment
review
Melismatic
Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin | Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
post image
Mehso-so

I should have known from the turkey it‘d be more Thanksgiving but... 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 #scarathlon

2 pts #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1w
11 likes1 comment
review
Melismatic
Pumpkin Jack | Will Hubbell
post image
Mehso-so

Less Halloweeny and more the Seasons of Lifey. 🤷🏻‍♀️🎃 #scarathlon #withapumpkinonthecover

2 pts #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1w
12 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
post image

Progress so far in the #ScaryScavengerHunt.

Getting there slowly but surely!

#scarathlon
1 pt #TeamStoker
Total: 96 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1w
11 likes1 comment
review
Melismatic
Welcome to Dead House | R. L. Stine
post image
Pickpick

This was a cool idea but should have been longer/more fleshed out (pun unintended).

#scarathlon
3 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 93 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
16 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
Extraordinary October | Diana Wagman
post image

October is a scream! 😱 #chillingphotochallenge

#scarathlon
1 pt #TeamStoker
Total: 85* (I‘m unsure of my total at this point lol)

TheReadingMermaid You're at 90 my dear 🧟‍♀️ 2w
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid awesome! Thanks! 2w
17 likes2 comments
review
Melismatic
Anya's Ghost | Vera Brosgol
post image
Pickpick

I‘m usually not much for graphic novels but this was just the right amount of snarky. Definitely worth the perusal.

#scarathlon
3 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 84*

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
17 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Melismatic
post image
Mehso-so

The logic in this one is out the window 😂 but it does make me want to watch Little Shop Of Horrors....

#scarathlon
3 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 63*

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
12 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
Grim Lovelies | Megan Shepherd
post image

When I think of Grim...this has been on my TBR for awhile now....

#scarathlon #chillingphotochallenge

1 pt #TeamStoker
Total: 60* (pending points from comments, i think?)

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
21 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
The Devouring Gray | Christine Lynn Herman
post image

The chapter headers are so cool! #scarathlon

1 pt #TeamStoker
Total: 59

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
19 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
post image

So many Raven references. #shudder

#scarathlon #chillingphotochallenge
1 pt #TeamStoker
Total: 58

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
26 likes1 comment
review
Melismatic
post image
Mehso-so

It you look at this as a 80‘s slasher, it fits the bill but lol are these characters vapid. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

Counting it for theme as the villain is definitely not human.

3 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 56

#Scarathlon #halloween

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
nikirtehsuxlol Was this one of the audible choices for October? 2w
Melismatic @nikirtehsuxlol not sure, I listened on Libby 2w
15 likes3 comments
quote
Melismatic
The Devouring Gray | Christine Lynn Herman
post image

It warms my heart as someone from Upstate NY to see local food mentioned in books. Clearly Four Paths, NY is near Rochester.... 😂🍿

blurb
Melismatic
Dracula | Bram Stoker
post image

Adding to my vocabulary. 🧛🏻‍♀️ #DraculaBuddyRead

#scarathlon
1 pt #TeamStoker
Total: 50 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
23 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
Dracula | Bram Stoker
post image

We shall begin now, Bram. 🧛🏻‍♀️

#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon

1 pt #TeamStoker
Total: 49 points

TheReadingMermaid Sweetie did I miss a couple of posts? I have you down for 44 points. 2w
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid I jumped up from comments on some of your posts & the 5 point Sleepy Hollow challenge - I think you caught all of my posts. 2w
TheReadingMermaid Oh I'm sorry sweetheart I haven't totaled your comments on one of my posts yet. so you are probably a 100% correct 2w
20 likes4 comments
review
Melismatic
post image
Panpan

This just *barely* qualifies as a monster story. Not Stine‘s best by a long shot...but I‘m limited as to what Libby has available. 🤷🏻‍♀️🧟‍♀️

#scarathlon
3 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 48 points

Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid this one is missed 🤗 2w
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
13 likes2 comments
blurb
Melismatic
Beetlejuice | Tim Burton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis
post image

Jump in the line! It‘s a #Halloween staple!

#scarathlon

2 pts for #TeamStoker
Total: 43 points

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
15 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
My Mom and Dad | Claudia Harrington
post image

Well, “Mom & Dad” is a *weird* movie. 🍿

The script is bonkers and Nic Cage is allllllllllll in, bro. 😂

#scarathlon

2 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 41 points

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
11 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
Monster Squad | Joe McGee
post image

Would you believe I‘d never watched “The Monster Squad” in its entirety? That changes now.

The SFX for the Werewolf are truly (chef‘s kiss) spectacular.

Kid‘s shirt says “Stephen King Rules”. Damn straight, kid. 😂💪🏻

2 pts #TeamStoker #scarathalon
Total: 39 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
ElizaMarie Haha! Yes! Super smart kid :) he does rule!!! 2w
14 likes2 comments
blurb
Melismatic
post image

I spied this #halloween decor outside a neighbor‘s home while audiobook-walking this AM. I‘d say it suits the #horror prompt 💀

#scarathlon #chillingphotochallenge

1 pt #TeamStoker
(Total: 37 pts!)

hermyknee Oh my god that pennywise is freaking terrifying — I would‘ve run past that door so fast 😱😅😂😭 2w
CoffeeCatsBooks That‘s pretty awesome! 🤡 2w
Melismatic @hermyknee it was pretty intense. They had two huge spiders hanging up above the door frame too...couldn‘t get it all in one photo 🕷 2w
TheReadingMermaid I have you at 37 points darlin 🧟‍♀️ 2w
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid even better! Lol 2w
27 likes5 comments
blurb
Melismatic
The Devouring Gray | Christine Lynn Herman
post image

Not starting this tonight — too tired. But it‘s the first of my #BKBF splurges & fits with the #TeamStoker theme. And the cover is gorgeous. Hope it lives up to the hype. 🤞🏻👻 #Scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

1 pt #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid That is so cool girl! 🧟‍♀️ 3w
17 likes1 comment
review
Melismatic
Last Time I Lied | Riley Sager
post image
Pickpick

This was so freakin close to being a 5 star read - far better than Final Girls, imho. Points off because I found the ending a little convenient (but still unexpected). Also loved the constant horror movie references - Carrie, Sweeney Todd, Poltergeist, Friday the 13th....! 👻

Not on theme but a great thriller. Highly recommend. And 200+ pages for #ScaryScavengerHunt!

2 pts for #TeamStoker! 💪🏻 #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
17 likes1 comment
review
Melismatic
post image
Panpan

So...this was just plain uncooked (pun unintended). I don‘t recommend but... 🤷🏻‍♀️😂

3 pts for #TeamStoker (I did this for y‘all! Lol)
#scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
12 likes1 comment
review
Melismatic
Monster Blood | R. L. Stine
post image
Mehso-so

I feel like I remember this from the TV series as a kid but never read it? It‘s aliiiiiivvvvveee!

#scarathlon

1 pt participation
2 pts theme
.... a witch #ScaryScavengerHunt
1 pts for a Black Cat, Sara Beth! #ChillingPhotoChallenge

4 pts total for #TeamStoker 💪🏻 @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid You're awesome girl! There are no points for the scavenger hunt but you get three points total for this one. Two for the book and one for the post! plus if you finish all of the scavenger hunt prompts you get entered to win a special prize!!! 🧟‍♀️ 3w
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid lol I get it eventually - so no point for the photo challenge? Or is that baked in to the participation? 3w
TheReadingMermaid You got one point per photo challenge post that you make. it's only the scavenger hunt that does not have points attached to it. 3w
See All 9 Comments
Melismatic Got it so 4 pts total then? I‘ll adjust 3w
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid perf thank you! I think I‘ve got it now - sorry for all the confusion! 🤗😂 3w
TheReadingMermaid Also since you are reading the Goosebumps books, I wanted to let you know that a few of them take place on Halloween and you will get five points per book if you read them... The Haunted Mask, The Haunted Mask 2, The Headless Ghost, Attack of the Jack-o'-Lanterns and Werewolf Skin 🎃 3w
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid I‘m keeping my eyes peeled but I‘m limited by what my library has available 😂 🤗 3w
TheReadingMermaid 😘😘 3w
11 likes9 comments
blurb
Melismatic
The Tender Bar: A Memoir | J. R. Moehringer
post image

Cracking this open tonight - thanks @Julie548 !! Once done, I‘ll get to @WriterAtHeart ‘s pick and send off to @TheReadingMermaid 🤗🥰

#WomenReading #LMPBC

TheReadingMermaid I wonder who has my book then 🤔 3w
17 likes1 comment
blurb
Melismatic
post image

I have a lot of fears...and my biggest phobia isn‘t listed: birds. Ornithophobia is serious...no joke.

#scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

1 pt for #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid I think you mentioned that to me before. I can't recall, does it stem from anything specific? 3w
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid prob in one of the postal book clubs lol - when I was a kid, I was feeding ducks and a pelican swooped down for a treat too. I was 2 or 3. The bird clamped down on my hand and broke my pinky finger. I don‘t remember...but my dad caught it on video. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Been creeped out by all birds ever since, the bigger they are the worse it is. 3w
TheReadingMermaid Oh my goodness that's terrible! I'm so sorry that happened to you sweetie. ❤️ 3w
14 likes5 comments
review
Melismatic
Half-Minute Horrors | Various, Susan Rich
post image
Mehso-so

A quick read from a lot of famous authors. Some were fun, some were just weird. 🤷🏻‍♀️🎃

#Scarathlon #Halloween

6 pts for #TeamStoker (1pt for participation, 5pts for Halloween-related)

@TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
TheReadingMermaid BTW it's either or sweetheart. you either get the two points for the team theme or you get the five points for the Halloween related. Obviously we will choose the larger of the two 😉 3w
Melismatic Gotcha! So 6 pts then! 🥰 I‘ll amend. Thanks! @TheReadingMermaid 3w
TheReadingMermaid You are very welcome sweetheart. Also BTW you are at 19 points total if you wanted to start keeping track 😘 3w
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid updated my posts yo reflect participation so I meet that 19 total now - thanks! 3w
15 likes5 comments