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Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Joined April 2016

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one. ~George R.R. Martin.
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Archangel's Enigma by Nalini Singh
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Sauron Defeated by J. R. R. Tolkien
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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A long time ago (1994?) I was in Scotland and we walked down a long muddy track to see Slains Castle. Slains Castle which sits on the edge of a cliff over the sea is reputedly Bram Stoker‘s inspiration for Dracula‘s Castle.

Here‘s a great video from YouTube if you want to experience it for yourself. Sadly, no cellphones when I went, only my 35mm camera https://youtu.be/VO6XUTO6bwo

#Scarathlon
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#Dracula

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😂

But I‘m a good witch, a Book Witch

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If anyone has been enjoying my #Scarathlon posts, & my only-a-bit-scary Halloween movie posts, please feel free to head over to @TheReadingMermaid and sponsor my team. I‘m on #TeamStoker and what that means is you can contribute to our teams overall score if you plan on reading next weekend during the #24B4Monday oct 25-27.

So if you are not taking part in the#Scarathlon this season, but what to jump in that weekend, check it out.

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TheSpineView I already did!🙌 20h
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TheSpineView Of Course you did, you‘re awesome! 19h
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Young Sherlock Holmes: a novel | Chris Columbus, Alan Arnold
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Next up for me in Melissa‘s-not-super-scary-Halloween-movie-pile: Young Sherlock Holmes

Murder, mystery, creatures, bells, phantoms, gargoyles, and menacing stained glass knights!

When I was a kid, this one was creepy.

#TeamStoker
#Scarathlon
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E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial | William Kotzwinkle, Melissa Mathison
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There are two kinds of people in this world, those that loved E.T. and those who thought he was scary.

“He's a man from outer space and we're taking him to his spaceship.”

“Well, can't he just beam up?”

“This is REALITY, Greg.”

Still one of my favorite Halloween movies, that still holds up really well today! 😉

#Scarathlon
#TeamStoker

laurenslibrary I was scared of it! Granted I was 4 the one and only time I watched it, but I'm scarred enough that I'll never watch it again! 23h
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @laurenslibrary I was 9 and loved him, my cousin was 8 and still hates him. You should try it again as an adult, he‘s such a sympathetic creature, accidentally lost far from home with strangers. 23h
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @laurenslibrary The Spielberg one I thought was scary as a kid, is up next for me tonight: Young Sherlock Holmes. 23h
Lauraandherbooks Yes!! But it‘s not the same watching them as an adult, I still do watch many movies I did as a kid though 😁 23h
Amiable Or the third kind: Those who have never seen “E.T.” My husband falls into that category. He said the movie looked dumb when he was a kid and he hasn‘t changed his mind as an adult. 🙄 22h
Alora One of my favourite movies! 19h
laurenslibrary @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Maybe I'll get brave enough to try watching it again someday! I've never seen Young Sherlock Holmes 19h
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I should do what I usually do, which is plead the 5th here! If I‘ve learned nothing from science fiction or horror, it‘s never name what you fear or want the most; the destroyer (Ghostbusters) is guaranteed to take that form to destroy you, the Twilight Zone will give your fondest wish & then destroy your glasses, & every form of trickster, djinn, fae, or under sea witch will grant your heart‘s desire, but with a killer clause in the small print.

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Dracula: The Lady in the Tomb | Steven Philip Jones
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Bram Stoker wrote a few chapter‘s to his famous Dracula that were cut from the final story for length and story flow, after his death one of those was published as a separate short story titled Dracula‘s Guest. This graphic novel tells that story, of a close call Jonathon Harker had on his way to Transylvania with “The Lady in the Tomb”, which according to the after-notes was a bit of a nod to the earlier vampire Carmilla by Le Fanu.
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TheReadingMermaid Love love love all the trivia!!! 🧟‍♀️ 2d
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Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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#ChillingPhotoChallenge

I‘m still trying to “mostly” satisfy these with books I own in some format, even though I‘ve gone askew a few times.🤷‍♀️. Although after a very musical post for Poison by @DaveGreen7777 I was sorely tempted to post Bell Biv Devoe! 😂

Oct 14th: Poison
Status: I own this one in paperback, picked up at the library sale. Sadly haven‘t gotten around to reading it yet.

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Daisey I have a copy and still need to read this one as well! 2d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey Maybe we should plan a buddy read next year! 2d
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DaveGreen7777 BWAH-HA-HA!!! I love it, Melissa! 😂🤣👏 2d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @DaveGreen7777 I thought you might! 😂. I had to give credit where it‘s due! 2d
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa That would be great! Now just to remember to set a time next year in between everything else. 😂 1d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey right! That‘s always the hard part! 1d
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Dracula (Graphic Novel) | Bram Stoker, Steve Jones
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Ok, Last one....

#Scarathlon
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Dracula (Graphic Novel) | Bram Stoker, Steve Jones
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Dracula (Graphic Novel) | Bram Stoker, Steve Jones
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Another peek inside this graphic novel addition.

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Dracula (Graphic Novel) | Bram Stoker, Steve Jones
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Dracula in his castle!

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Dracula (Graphic Novel) | Bram Stoker, Steve Jones
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I‘ve read Stoker‘s Dracula a few times over the years, so when it was selected for #Scarathlon #DraculaBuddyRead I started looking for a new way to experience this old classic. With a bit of research I found a Dracula comic based on Stoker‘s original, & luckily it was on Hoopla. I definitely enjoyed this story again with new graphics, not sure if it would have been as good if I‘d read it without reading the original book first though.
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Paper Girls Vol. 6 | Brian K. Vaughan
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With part of it set during Halloween, with an extra Freddy Krueger reference thrown in later, I think I can count this one as a Halloween read.🤷‍♀️

So +5, plus 1 for posting? So 6
#scarathlon
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Paper Girls Vol. 6 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I wasn‘t sure how they‘d ever wrap this one up, but they did and I can‘t believe it‘s over! I‘ll miss this twisted little time-warp back to the future, way future, past, prehistoric past, future again, etc story of friendship and growing up!

tjwill I didn‘t realize that Vol. 6 was the end. I‘ve only read the first 3 because that‘s what my library has on ebook, but now I‘m definitely buying them all. 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @tjwill If your library supports Hoopla, that‘s where I found them to read. 3d
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Last movie for me tonight: The Seventh Sign

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon

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Some Garlic Lemon Pepper Pasta with some Garlic Bread!

You‘d think I‘d be protecting from vampires, but I‘m really trying to ward off the dreaded beginnings of a cold. Those germs can really suck you dry too!🧛‍♂️ 😉

#Scarathlon
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh no!! I‘m just starting to get better from a cold. Hope the garlic on garlic helps!! 😷 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage I always figure it can‘t hurt! 😂 3d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Definitely not. 3d
audraelizabeth I usually add garlic to my chicken noodle soup if the canned stuff. If homemade its usually made with garlic and onion. 3d
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One more movie in for me!

From Melissa‘s “only sort-of” scary collection: The Brothers Grimm!

#TeamStoker
#Scarathlon

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Did you count this one too? @TheReadingMermaid 3d
TheReadingMermaid I did I'm sorry I forgot to mark it. Today has been crazy! 🤪 🧟‍♀️ 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TheReadingMermaid No problem, I‘m just getting used to your little zombies! 3d
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#teamStoker #Scarathlon

1. Seth Green/Rutger Hauer/Gary Oldman/Bill Skarsgård/Danny Trejo

2. Ghosts/Hobgoblins/Ogres/Succubi/Troll

3. Goblin/Hell Hounds/Ogres/Succubus/Tarantula

4. Godzilla/Hydra/Octopus/Sphinx/Tribble ?

5. Neill Gaiman/Joe Hill/George Orwell/Mary Shelley/T ?

6. Gremlins/Hollow Man/Octopus/Shallows/Tremors

7. In Comments ⤵️

8. Graveyard/House/Ocean/School/Trunk

9. In Comments ⤵️

10. Graveyard/Hospital/Opera/Ship/Train

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 7. Grease/Hamilton/Oklahoma/Seven Brides for Seven Brothers/The Phantom of The Opera? 😂 I‘m sure I‘ll think of a real T later.🤷‍♀️ (edited) 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 9. “Get away from her you bitch”/“Houston we have a problem”/O ?/ S ? / “They‘re Here” (edited) 3d
TheReadingMermaid Okay sweetie I counted up 96 points does that sound right? 3d
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TheReadingMermaid Okay sweetie 92! Thank you for helping me... This game is out of this world!!! 🤪🤪🤪 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TheReadingMermaid No problem, it‘s almost easier to start with the max. of 100 and minus off 2 for each skipped answer. But then I messed up and counted my The Phantom of the Opera as a T anyway.😂 3d
TheReadingMermaid Oh girl don't count that as a mess up! We have to be creative with our answers 😉 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TheReadingMermaid well then 94, I guess.... 3d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Ok... last 3 questions! #5 Author T: Tabitha King. #9 Famous Phrases: O: “Of all the gin joints in all the world, she had to walk into mine.” S “Shaken not Stirred”. The final 6 points are mine! 😊 #Thereadingmermaid 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ^ I hash-tagged you instead of @ you above when I finished 😂 @TheReadingMermaid 2d
TheReadingMermaid Haha that's okay I have my own hashtag now 😁 I will add the points to your score honey 🧟‍♀️ 2d
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#ChillingPhotoChallenge

Oct 13th: 13
Status: I own this one on audiobook, I really enjoyed this whole series about a goofy sassy Grim Reaper. Hopefully we‘ll see a spin-off series someday.

#Scarathlon
#TeamStoker

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First Grave On The Right | Darynda Jones
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Almost caught up #ChillingPhotoChallenge

Oct 12th: Graveyard
Status: own and read

I really enjoyed this whole series about a goofy sassy Grim Reaper.

#Scarathlon
#TeamStoker

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I just realized I‘m behind on my #ChillingPhotoChallenge

Yesterday: Oct 11th: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Status: own and read

#Scarathlon
#TeamStoker

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The Devil's Advocate | Andrew Neiderman
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Movie tonight: The Devil‘s Advocate

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TheReadingMermaid OMG I love this movie so much!! Outstanding cast and in my opinion one of Al Pacino's best roles 🧟‍♀️ 4d
TheReadingMermaid 🔥 I'M A FAN OF MAN!!!🔥 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TheReadingMermaid “Vanity, definitely my favorite sin.” 4d
TheReadingMermaid ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TheReadingMermaid It‘s one that definitely could have had a sequel. 4d
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Trivia | Logan Pearsall Smith
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TheReadingMermaid You are indeed a horror freak my dear!!! 😘 Congrats 5 points to you! 🧟‍♀️ 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TheReadingMermaid Haha! My mom loves horror, as a rule I don‘t, but I swear she‘s made me sit through every horror movie at least twice. She hates going to the movies alone, so this summer alone I went to see It: Chapter 2, Midsommer, Annabelle Comes Home, and 47 Feet Down Uncaged. (edited) 4d
TheReadingMermaid Nice! I like your mom 😊 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TheReadingMermaid I think the only one she wanted to see this summer that we didn‘t get to was Crawl 🐊 , but she pre-ordered it and as soon as it was released she had it downloaded and we watched it. 4d
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This Is Halloween | James A. Moore
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More photos from the Hallo-Fun setups, most of these are from along the newly tricked out train ride.

#Scarathlon
#TeamStoker

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TheQuietQuill Very awesome! I live about an hour away from knoebels and we go every year! 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TheQuietQuill I live right down the road from there! 4d
TheQuietQuill That‘s awesome!!! I‘d be in so much trouble if I lived down the road because I love their food 😂 4d
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This Is Halloween | James A. Moore
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At Knoebels Amusement Resort for their Hallo-Fun.

We even found a dog dressed up!

#Scarathlon
#TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid Haha nice! 🧟‍♀️ 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Did the picture come through this time? @TheReadingMermaid 4d
JulAnna Did you get a funnel cake? 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JulAnna nope, but I had some recently at the fair. But have no fear, I ate lots of other bad things! 4d
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This Is Halloween | James A. Moore
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At Knoebels Amusement Resort for their Hallo-Fun, kids are dressed up, even the rides are dressed up. Check out the bumper cars!

#Scarathlon
#TeamStoker

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Bloomsburg Public Library | Bloomsburg, PA (Library)
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It‘s beginning to look a bit like Fall!
Photo from outside the library this morning!

Finally! Because the beginning of Oct it was in the 90‘s.

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#Scarathlon

LauraJ Ugh. It‘s still nearly 90 here in SoCal. 4d
ladym30 Stunning! 4d
Jee_HookedOnBookz 😍😍😍 4d
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cathysaid Yes...I feel you. One word: Hotlanta. Gorgeous pic! 4d
Hollie Lovely! 4d
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Redwritinghood Beautiful tree! 4d
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This Is Halloween | James A. Moore
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I thought you‘d like this one @TheReadingMermaid

#TeamStoker
#Scarathlon

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This Is Halloween | James A. Moore
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sisilia Hahahah so cute 4d
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I am so bummed! This version of Dracula was in the free books under Audible channels, but now channels is GONE as an option from my app. 🤨.

I‘m very disappointed! ☹️

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Oh no 😐 can you update the app? Why would it disappear? 5d
LauraJ That sucks! (Pun intended 🧛🏻‍♀️) 5d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @thegirlwiththelibrarybag Where it used to be is now the option to for “originals” where you can pick your 2 free originals each month. If you search under “discover” “categories” “audio shows” you can still find some of the podcast channels, but at the moment I don‘t see the free audiobook channels anymore. 5d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @LauraJ Right!🧛🏻‍♀️. The Reading Mermaid posted above a link on YouTube, and I‘m sure Librivox has a volunteer edition, I‘m just bummed Audible took out another great feature. 5d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Riveted_Reader_Melissa, oooh sounds like a bad ‘upgrade‘ 🤨 hope it gets restored! 5d
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No Fixed Address | Susin Nielsen
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Only 4 left!
And I have all 4 picked out, unless I change my mind of course.😏

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming 🐠

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BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice progress! 5d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! Almost all of my challenges have 4 left, hopefully a few will overlap somewhere! LOL 5d
JazzFeathers Yayyyy! Go you!!!!! 3d
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No Fixed Address | Susin Nielsen
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Through a series of unfortunate events & realistic family issues, 12 yr old Felix & his mom lose their apartment. The story follows Felix as he initially loves the adventure of van living, to realizing something might not be alright, to hiding his situation from family & friends, to trying to find a way to help his mom. It dealt very believably with Felix‘s shifting emotions & coping mechanisms, I wish the resolution was typical too. #MiddleGrade

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No Fixed Address | Susin Nielsen
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Even my side read wants to be included! 🤣

#TeamStoker
#Scarathlon
@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Haha that's awesome! 🧟‍♀️ 5d
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This Is Halloween | James A. Moore
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Next in Melissa‘s not super scary Halloween movie pile! High Spirits!

Off to Castle Plunkett, the most haunted castle in Ireland....

#Scarathlon
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catiewithac I loved this movie when I was a kid! Omg Liam Neesom as a ghost 👻 6d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @catiewithac Me too! right! He‘s a ghost, he murders his wife every night, but otherwise I think he‘s harmless 🤣 6d
Octoberwoman I‘ve been trying to find this movie for awhile now! It‘s never on Netflix when I look, though I haven‘t looked in a few months. But I have fond memories! 6d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Octoberwoman I found it on Vudu, it‘s currently free with limited commercials 6d
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I picked this book up & started reading it in April, then I put it back down & didn‘t touch it again until Sept. It‘s an in-depth, intense, frustrating succinct & disturbingly accurate history of race relations with African Americans in the U.S. from the start until today. I‘ve read books that focused on parts of the problem, specifics snapshots of time, but this is the first book to brilliantly bring all that together into a complete picture! ⤵️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa A #MustRead and you‘ll be happy to know I‘ll stop spamming your feed with quotes now and go decompress in some fun fiction for a bit. 6d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa #Scarathlon one book completed, again humans are more terrifying and scary than any monster....but hey, one book with a black cover for the #ScaryScavengerHunt later #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid 6d
LauraJ Those were totally worth “spamming”. 6d
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TheReadingMermaid As well as 1 point for the book and 1 point for the post 😉 🧟‍♀️ 6d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you so much for this wonderful tough book! Sorry it took me so long to make my way through it! #NFBuddyRead (edited) 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m glad you got a lot out of it, @Riveted_Reader_Melissa ! I knew you would, of course. Sorry I haven‘t been here much to discuss as you were spamming my feed! I‘ll try to go back through soon and comment. I‘m sure you and I were struck by similar passages. (i.e., the whole damn book!) 6d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Exactly! I could have posted almost the whole book it was so good. Sorry I fell way behind on our buddy read along. Any idea what you want to read next? 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Ah, no worries. I need to revisit the list ... unless you have a preference! 5d
BarbaraTheBibliophage But probably thinking November not this month ... what do you think? 5d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Works for me! And November sounds good! @BarbaraTheBibliophage (edited) 5d
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One of my favorite comebacks was Jon Stewart to Bill O‘Reilly ....as he was railing against giveaways and socialism, Jon reminded him that he grew up and was raised in Levittown, a suburb for returning servicemen (only white returning servicemen) where the housing was subsidized and purchased cheaply, and now resold for gains in family wealth. But you know, “it‘s not the same”🤦‍♀️

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UnidragonFrag Yeah, I saw this crap happening when I lived in Texas. Absolutely ridiculous. All states should adopt how it's done here in Oregon: mailed ballots. No need to go a anywhere 🤷‍♀️ 6d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @UnidragonFrag I agree! I wish we had that here too. I‘m in PA, heavy Trump area, and I can hear the arguments against it already and how “votes would be stolen”🙄. Seriously though, you‘d have to raid a LOT of mailboxes to make an impact, that would hardly go unnoticed. 6d
UnidragonFrag No kidding. It's a stupid argument. Pretty sure the risk is more than the reward in this sorta situation. In PA? Huh, for some reason, I thought most of that area was pretty liberal, but I guess there's dummies everywhere. I mean, people think Oregon is some liberal wonderland, but that's literally just Portland. I grew up in Texas and have met more racist, Trump-loving, Confederate flag waving folks up here. 6d
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UnidragonFrag It's bizarre. 6d
UnidragonFrag Also, pretty sure I haven't heard of any votes being stolen up here, so it clearly works fine 🤷‍♀️ 6d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @UnidragonFrag From what I‘ve read, in this book and others, the calls for voter fraud is really a read herring, the actual percentage of it happening is infinitesimally small, but it makes a great rallying cry to make voting harder and stricter. And yes, the bigger cities in PA tend to be more liberal, I live in the middle, in a rural farm belt, lots of confederate flags here too, you‘d think we were in Alabama.🙄 6d
UnidragonFrag It's incredibly annoying and unfair. 😞 I mean, what? They just want to go back to white land owners only? I mean, probably, actually. *sigh* 6d
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“...around an election or two.”

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I always knew that FL was one of the worst states for denying ex-felons the right to vote for years after they served their time...they have to wait 14 years after all their sentencing requirements are completed and then petition the governor to restore their voting rights. Which is crazy for any citizens who has paid their dues, but that includes felonies for letting a helium balloon float up in the air and walking in a construction zone! 😱

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As I watch the Ukraine call news, and now our abandonment of our Kurdish allies... I‘d say he‘s accomplishing his goals and then some. 🙁

Bookwomble Trump is some kind of one-man pestilence upon the face of the earth! 6d
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Oh god, I want to finish this today....but I‘m at the afterward, added to the paperback AFTER the election.

Book dilemma: Put it down to process / recuperate or just rip off the bandaid and finish it now!😱

Tough tough call!

I‘m going in....

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😢. More than ever I can see why people need to run for office at all levels of government local, county etc... because this level of disenfranchisement starts locally.

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🙄 if you thought deep down that the fix was in and the deck was stacked against you, this will make you realize just how deep that feeling really goes.

DrexEdit Those same Republicans in the WI assembly are busy today passing rule changes that give them unlimited attempts to override a democratic governor's veto. They are apparently not happy unless the deck is always stacked in their favor. 😠😠😠😠😠😠😠 6d
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“... a utility bill. More than 20% of African Americans, as compared with 3% of whites, do not have a bank account.” “almost 6% of all families in the United States are in multigenerational households. (...) Regardless of the number of adults in a home, only one name appears on the utility bills, making it difficult for the others to prove they actually live there.”

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Suet624 Ouch. So distressing. 6d
DrexEdit It's a solution to a problem nobody was having! 😠😠😠😠 6d
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Even my local mini-mart is getting into the act!

And I drank the soda‘s! Who knows what might happen 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️

#Scarathlon
#TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 6d
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#ChillingPhotoChallenge

Still picking from books I own!

The 10th: Grim
Status: I have this one in hardcover, it was originally my mom‘s and I scarfed it, putting it onto my shelves years ago.

#Scarathlon
#TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 6d
JazzFeathers 😍 6d
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