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Nelnjali

Nelnjali

Joined October 2018

There are too many worlds to explore to only live in one.
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#FestivePhotoChallenge "Silver Bells" (10pts.)

Nothing literary this time around, but at least I remembered I had these silver bell stickers.

#WinterGames #MistletoeManiacs
@Clwojick

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I got some holiday goodies from my library today. Looking forward to curling up with these!

#WinterGames

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Watching some Sugar Rush Christmas while I get some work done. I love these silly cooking shows, and the Christmas theme is a great way to get into the holiday spirit!

#WinterGames
#MistletoeManiacs

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#FestivePhotoChallenge "Red and Green" (15pts)

These are two books that I've been meaning to read for a very long time. I read the first long ago and loved it. Next year, I plan on focusing on finishing series that I've started.

#WinterGames #MistletoeManiacs
@Clwojick

Clwojick 💚❤️💚 2d
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Critical Role: Vox Machina--Kith & Kin | Marieke Nijkamp, Critical Role
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What a lovely dedication in Vox Machina: Kith & Kin. I can't wait to get started on this! I bought the hardcover and the audiobook so I can read along as I listen to Robbie, Liam, and Laura narrate. #CriticalRole

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Here's my #BookSpin list for next month. I've left it kind of loose since I haven't been able to make it to the library yet for #WinterGames

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3d
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Here is my tentative TBR options for next month. (Just in time to get my early bird points for #WinterGames !)

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Wizard and Glass (first 1/2 for bookclub)
A Boy Called Christmas
Vox Machina: Kith & Kin
Cytonic
The Christmas Chronicles

Not pictured BOTM books on the way:
In a Holidaze
This Time Next Year

I'm also going to the library tomorrow to see if I can find more Christmas books.

#MistletoeManiacs
@Clwojick

Clwojick ❤️💚❤️‍🔥💚❤️ 3d
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It is a little late, but I figured out my #BookSpin list. I also got my #BookSpinBingo board all ready. My #BookSpin book is The Love Hypothesis, and my #DoubleSpin is The Ex-Hex.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!! 1mo
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My week 4 #Scarathlon total was 1,687 points, bringing my total for the event to 6,645. It has been a fun month! It is hard to believe it is already over.

#TeamHendrix
@StayCurious

StayCurious You're amazing! 1mo
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I didn't quite finish what I wanted, but I'm still very happy with my #BookSpinBingo this month. I got 2 bingos this month and got very close to a couple more.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!! 1mo
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Found all of the words for this week's #Scarathlon game.

#TeamHendrix
@StayCurious

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First bingo for #BookSpinBingo completed as well! And I love the way my board is looking with all the Halloween stickers. It is perfect for #Scarathon

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous progress!!! 1mo
TheBookHippie I love the stickers! 1mo
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I completed my Goodreads/StoryGraph Challenge!

wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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The Last Witch #1 | Conor McCreery
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I haven't done any comic book reading this month, but that will change today. It is a cold, "dreary" (I love cloudy days like this) day, so it seems like a great day to snuggle in my favorite sweater, sip a hot cup of coffee, and work through a stack of witchy and spooky comics. Time to rack up some points for #TeamHendrix!

#Scarathlon
@StayCurious

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I was super busy this week, but I still managed to get some spooky reads in. 512 points for #TeamHendrix

#Scarathlon
@StayCurious

StayCurious Excellent! 1mo
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The Midwinter Witch | Molly Knox Ostertag
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5🌟 I have absolutely loved this series, and this was the best one of the bunch. My only complaint is that it is the last one. I hope that Ostertag revisits these characters again because these are just great feel-good reads.

This was my book for last week's challenge for #Screamathon

#Scarathon

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4.75🌟 I absolutely loved this book. It is very poetic, and definitely requires a reader to just enjoy the ride and not try to figure everything out, but I found it to be quite lovely and fascinating. So much so, that I'm going to find a copy to add to my own library, since I borrowed this from my local library to read.

GondorGirl I did the same thing. I ordered my own copy as soon as I finished the audio book. This book was absolutely stunning. 🧡🧡 1mo
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Immediately watching Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 2 since Mom and I had such fun with the first.

#Scarathlon

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Watched Z-O-M-B-I-E-S for the first time, and it is cheesy feel-goodness.

#Scarathlon

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Oh my, this strange book has grabbed me by the heartstrings and won't let go. I love this concept of love.

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I have a lot of work to do today, but first I'm going to enjoy this crisp fall morning by watching the day wake up and enjoying a good breakfast, a steaming cup of coffee, and a good book. Mornings like this are why fall is my favorite time if year.

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Smaller amount than last week, but I'm still happy with it. 996 points for #TeamHendrix

#Scarathlon @StayCurious

StayCurious I'm very happy with it too - great job! 2mo
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The Year of the Witching | Alexis Henderson
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My #Screamathon reading is going well. I'm 2 for 2 on the challenges. The tagged was my book for last week's challenge. I plan on reading The Midwinter Witch for this week's challenge.

@4thhouseontheleft

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Ghoulia | Barbara Cantini
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I read a couple of spooky children's books yesterday. I really loved the illustrations in Ghoulia. IT has that creepy, cute aesthetic that growing up on Tim Burton and Nickelodeon has conditioned me to love.

#Scarathlon

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The Year of the Witching | Alexis Henderson
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4.5🌟 This book was a fabulous creepy read. It has all of the magic and darkness one would expect from the title all wrapped up in a story that shows that it isn't always monsters that are the most horrifying. I think this book works well on its own, but I will definitely check out the sequel when it comes out.

#Screamathon - Challenge 2: Read a horror book by a female author of color @4thhouseontheleft
#Scarathlon
#Spookoween
#Necronomathon

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The Year of the Witching | Alexis Henderson
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I'm achy and tired from everything I had to do today, but I get to end the day with a good book, my snuggly kitty, and companionable quiet with my partner, so all-in-all, I call today a win.

#Scarathlon

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The Year of the Witching | Alexis Henderson
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I started reading this yesterday for the #Screamathon "Diversify your horror shelf" challenge, and I am loving it so far. I just want to read the day away, but alas, I have to work and have a mound of chores to do today.

Also reading for:
#Scarathlon
#SpookoweenReadathon
#Wickedathon
#Necronomathon

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Addams Family | Vic Mizzy
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I watched the animated Addams Family movie today. As a huge fan of the TV show and the 90s movies, there is certainly a difference, but I think they did a good job approaching a new audience with it. I had plenty of laughs and hope the second one comes to Hulu as well.

#Scarathlon

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StayCurious Amazing! 2mo
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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4.5🌟 I've seen this recommended a bunch, and man, I see why. It had many fun moments along with a punch of feels. The art is fun, and while the magical lore of the world isn't explored in depth, it is still imaginative and rich. I read this book in one sitting, and I think I'm going to have to purchase a copy of it for my own collection.

#Scarathlon
#Screamathon
#BookSpinBingo - Square 2

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I'm sure there are more words I could find, but it is getting harder and harder not to accidentally repeat any, and it is getting late and I don't want to forget to post. This was so much fun!

#Scarathlon @StayCurious

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The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree | Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
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4🌟 Read this short, spooky tale last night, and it was a fun bit of nostalgia. I'm pretty sure I had this book when I was kid; probably got it from my older cousins in a batch of other Berenstain Bears books that I know I got from them. It is an early reader, so it has a very simple text, but the images are super detailed, lush, and enjoyable. It is a fabulous spooky read for young readers.

#Scarathlon

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I'm behind by one book for my total books read for the year, but I just hit my StoryGraph page goal for the year. I've read some really long books this year!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎈 2mo
TiredLibrarian Hooray! 🎉💕 2mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
TheSpineView Great job! 2mo
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The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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4? "It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like so long as someone loves you." This is a great tale that I have only come to enjoy more as an adult. It is a dark story at times but has plenty of heart to balance it out.

#Screamathon Scare Pair @4thhouseontheleft
#Scarathlon @StayCurious

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Mama decided to continue our monster watching with vampires and werewolves. Underworld is a great movie. What isn't to love about a movie that has Michael Sheen playing a werewolf? 😍

#Scarathlon

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The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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Watching The Witches while I visit my mom. This was a favorite of ours when I was growing up, and I still love it. This meets my Scare Pair goal for #Screamathon as well. @4thhouseontheleft

#Scarathlon

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The Stand | Stephen King
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5🌟 I finished this monster of a book, and I am so happy I have finally read it. It has definitely crept up into one of my favorite of King's books, and probably just one of my favorite books in general. Reading it alongside my re-read of the Dark Tower books has been an eye-opening treat as well.

#Scarathlon @StayCurious
#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
#BookSpinBingo - square 19 (of course!)
#SpookoweenReadathon
#Wickedathon

Chrissyreadit This is one of my all time favorites too. 2mo
4thhouseontheleft This is my favorite Stephen King book too 2mo
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I was late to the game with the Halloweentown movies, but they have become a tradition the last several years. Great way to spend a rainy Sunday.

#Scarathlon
#TeamHendrix
@StayCurious

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The Hidden Witch | Molly Knox Ostertag
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4.5🌟 I truly enjoyed this 2nd book in the series. It has an excellent message against bullying and once again expresses the importance of being true to yourself. I've already put the 3rd on hold at the library so I can read it as well.

As luck would have it, this was my #BookSpin for this month! @TheAromaofBooks

#Scarathlon #TeamHendrix #Wickedathon @StayCurious
#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
#SpookoweenReadathon @TheSpineView

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
TheSpineView Great job! 2mo
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While I'm organizing my journal, I'm watching one of my favorite vampires. (It is a toss up between Stuart Townsend as Lestat or Gerard Butler as Dracula for my favorite.)

#scarathlon
#teamhendrix
@StayCurious

StayCurious I was just thinking of this movie 2mo
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Waking up to a little excitement this morning. I hope there are some fun choices! #botm

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Beauty | Robin McKinley
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4 ⭐ I really enjoyed this book. It had a dreamy, relaxing quality that, while slow-paced, actually read quite quickly, and I found myself immersed in the world that McKinley created. I truly wanted to explore Beast's castle and learn its mysteries. I was left with some unanswered questions, and the ending is a bit abrupt, but that isn't unusual for a lot of fairy tales, which is what this book is. ⬇

Nelnjali Overall, I found this to be an enjoyable read, and I'm definitely going to pursue more of McKinley's writing. 2mo
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It has been a while since I've participated in #BookSpin, but I'm going to be back at it this month! I've even made my #BookSpinBingo board. This list also has my #Scarathlon2021 and #Screamathon TBR books included. I filled it full of books with supernatural events, magic, and spooky creatures. #TeamHendrix

@TheAromaofBooks
@StayCurious
@4thhouseontheleft

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
StayCurious Excellent list! +50 early bird points 2mo
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I'm getting excited for October! I've spent time the last few days getting my journal ready for the month. This is my first time participating in a holiday event on Litsy, and I'm super excited to celebrate my favorite holiday with my favorite hobby. 👻

#Scarathon2021 #TeamHendrix

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4.5🌟 This was an excellent story with perfect pacing and a few twists and turns that were surprising. I'm a huge fan of Blake Crouch's Dark Matter and Recursion, and this felt similar in style. Like that, with a blend of Criminal Minds.

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Having a comic book reading day with my partner, and our Smokey cat is loving that we are home to cuddle him.

Ruthiella So cute! 😻😻😻 3mo
wanderinglynn Aw, so precious! ❤️🐱 3mo
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My mom got me this adorable reversible plushie for my birthday, which I've named Nightshade. It has been decided by some of my loved ones that I should use it as a signal for people to leave me alone while I'm reading. I can just reach over and flip it to the angry side. My partner says if that doesn't work I can just chuck it at them. 🤣 Don't wake the attack turtle! 🐢

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wanderinglynn Super cute! 💜 3mo
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Smokey is a great reading companion, even if he does snore.

Ruthiella Smokey! 😻😻😻 3mo
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I got a great haul of Neil Gaiman books for my birthday yesterday.

nanuska_153 Happy birthday! 3mo
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