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

Shakespearience

Joined May 2019

HS English teacher, bibliophile, writer & wizard. Pref. Pronouns (she/her). AroAce. Twitter @teachercap_e | Goodreads.com/bouncy_erbear
blurb
Shakespearience
post image

#NightmareSwap and final books from #LMPBC #Round6 are being sent out today! ETA is Oct 25!

LibrarianRyan Yeahh 5h
11 likes1 comment
review
Shakespearience
NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
post image
Pickpick

OMG this book was so intense and also really good. I enjoyed it so much more than the other Joe Hill book I read (Horns). The characters were great, though the story felt a little long at times.

1st - Mark me down for 11 more points #TeamStoker #Scarathlon
2nd - This is my entry for “about a vampire” & “number in title” #ScaryScavengerHunt
3rd - Freezer Book for #BBRC #GrowUp cause this book is a terror!

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 23h
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 14h
17 likes2 comments
blurb
Shakespearience
post image

And finally, I checked my mail in the main office and my #NightmareSwap package had arrived from @megzlynn 😁 A reminder that I need to get my package in the mail tomorrow. I had some “technical difficulties” so I hope if I get it out tomorrow it will arrive on time 😬

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1d
Shakespearience @LibrarianRyan I will keep you posted on when I mail mine, my plan is tomorrow! 1d
megzlynn Glad you got it! 💕 1d
9 likes3 comments
review
Shakespearience
Jim Henson's The Power of the Dark Crystal #2 | Simon Spurrier, Spurrier, Simon
post image
Mehso-so

Finished the graphic novel read for #LMPBC as well! I could make an argument for monsters in this book, so I am going to say it counts for theme.

Actually, make that 31 since there are 3 graphic novels in the series. #TeamStoker #Scarathlon

LibrarianRyan Yeahh 1d
TheReadingMermaid Got all three 🧟‍♀️ 1d
5 likes2 comments
review
Shakespearience
Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
post image
Pickpick

Just finished #LMPBC read last night! I was the lucky one that got it for October so I get to count it for #Scarathlon and #TeamStoker. 👻 and thrills for sure with this one!

11 points

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1d
11 likes1 comment
blurb
Shakespearience
post image

1. Hard to remember—3 Musketeers maybe? I used to love those chalk, candy cigarettes
2. Never a fan of Spree or there was this weird grape or cherry candy.
3. I have to buy a bag of candy corn and I usually watch Ghostbusters this time of year. I think this has only been a tradition the past decade.
4. Captain America!
(25 points)
#TeamStoker #Scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid Very nice. 25 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 4d
9 likes1 comment
blurb
Shakespearience
A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
post image

I have never done a #24b4Monday challenge so doing my first with #TeamStoker and the #Scarathlon crew seems like a good idea (once I figure out how it works).

I DID start gathering books for next weekend though. Some from the school library and local library—with a few more on the way. Mostly graphic novels so I can really rack up points!

Oh and the due date is Oct 31!

1 point participation!

TheReadingMermaid That's wonderful sweetheart I'm so glad this will be your first time with us. So the readathon actually takes place every last weekend of the month. It starts from Thursday at midnight and goes until Sunday at midnight. The goal is to try to hit 24 hours of reading time within that frame. But the main goal is just to read and have fun. Keeping track of your time is key. A stopwatch on your phone is a big help with this. 5d
Shakespearience @TheReadingMermaid Good to know! Thanks for the info. 😊 5d
TheReadingMermaid Sure sweetie. And if you have any other questions or you need help with anything just let me know. 😊 5d
19 likes3 comments
blurb
Shakespearience
The Halloween Costume Book | Katharine Thornton
post image

Costume from last year‘s Dog Costume Contest 😊 We won some ribbons too! This was my first year coordinating with my dog. 50 points #TeamStoker #Scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid Oh that's cute! 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 5d
Shakespearience @TheReadingMermaid Thanks! Sometimes simple is good 5d
jb72 Very cool 😎 5d
Charityann So cute!😊 5d
15 likes4 comments
review
Shakespearience
post image
Mehso-so

This was an interesting take on the typical zombie apocalypse—definitely not an ending I saw coming but plays well in terms of how nature really works. It was okay, but I probably won‘t be looking for the sequel...
Monsters and blood put this on theme, 3 points #TeamStoker #Scarathlon. And at 403 pages I can mark another entry for #ScaryScavengerHunt

Jesstifies The ending surprised me too! 6d
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 5d
16 likes2 comments
blurb
Shakespearience
Tell Me a Story | Tamara Lush
post image

I had my mom help me with this Mad Libs style! Enjoy. Was this 50 points? #TeamStoker #Scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid Cute! Yes indeed it was 50 points 😉 🧟‍♀️ 6d
9 likes1 comment
blurb
Shakespearience
post image

I hope you know that despite giving myself nightmares twice this past week, I am continuing to read spooky books this month for YOU team 😂 Last night I woke up at 3 am thinking a zombie was lurking over my bed and I have a feeling it is from reading multiple zombie/undead theme books.

1 point participation (though I feel I should get more for the dream lol). #Scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid Oh no!!! Sweetie are there any books that you have that you can read that are not scary but that have monsters in them? 6d
TheReadingMermaid Maybe you could try something like Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman? Or The Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness? 6d
Shakespearience @TheReadingMermaid I will have to look. I really want to finish these reads. And it isn‘t really that the books I am reading are all that scary—it is just a lot of undead lately. I need to read a good witch book or something I think. I am fine I went right back to sleep so it isn‘t like I am losing sleep. 6d
See All 9 Comments
TheReadingMermaid Okay sweetie. But I'm here if you need anything and if you need more suggestions I will look in my library for you. There's lots of things that you can read that are not scary or do not have undead in them. Don't worry we will get through this together 🤗 6d
Shakespearience @TheReadingMermaid That is very sweet thank you! 6d
TheReadingMermaid 😘😘 6d
Jadams1776 I‘ve had some really strange dreams this month too. 6d
Shakespearience @Jadams1776 good to know I am not alone. Definitely doing a palette cleanse after this month—maybe switch to romcoms or something ridiculous 6d
Jadams1776 @Shakespearience me too! Lots of cozy mysteries coming my way next month 6d
12 likes9 comments
blurb
Shakespearience
post image

This was fun! 5 points for my team! #Scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid Woop! You go girl 💪 🧟‍♀️ 1w
11 likes1 comment
blurb
Shakespearience
Skeleton Crew | Allan Ahlberg
post image

Meet my new roommate, Henry. Henry loves Halloween and is helping me get more reading done for the #Scarathlon . Henry loves reading on the porch. Good on you Henry. 1 participation point for Halloween decorating today #TeamStoker

blurb
Shakespearience
NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
post image

Starting my next audiobook today to continue reading more Spooky books for the month. I am picking this one cause it has a number in the title for #ScaryScavengerHunt . 1 point participation #TeamStoker #Scarathlon

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

I figured I would end my day of undead ladies with a viewing of The Corpse Bride. I didn‘t realize it would have singing, but with Danny Elfman behind the score it was of course beautiful! 2 points for #TeamStoker #Scarathlon

Shakespearience @TheReadingMermaid whoops! Forgot to tag you! 2w
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
10 likes2 comments
review
Shakespearience
Undead Girl Gang | Lily Anderson
post image
Pickpick

Just finished this book on audio! I really enjoyed the narrator and how the story unfolded. It had fun characters and it did keep me guessing. Oh and it counts for 2 entries of #ScaryScavengerHunt as it has both a witch 🧙‍♀️ AND zombies 🧟‍♀️

3 pts (2 for reading a theme book, 1 for participation)
#Scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
11 likes1 comment
blurb
Shakespearience
The Little Broomstick | Mary Stewart
post image

So not sure if it counts as a scary movie...but it is a movie about witches and magic so it felt appropriate. Working on reading and finishing an audiobook though. 1 point participation (or 2 if I get to count it as “scary” lol). #TeamStoker #Scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid Why two points my dear! Witches ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Shakespearience @TheReadingMermaid Excellent! 🧙‍♀️ 2w
11 likes2 comments
blurb
Shakespearience
Tin Man | Sarah Winman
post image

Gearing up for #LMPBC round 7! OMG! So #GroupM here is what I am thinking after poking around various literary fiction lists. I will tag the rest of the books in the comments and you all tell me what would interest you most!

See All 6 Comments
mcipher These all sound good! I‘m especially intrigued by the beer one 😉 So excited to be in this round!! 2w
DarcysMom I have read the Lager Queen of Minnesota - it was terrific. 2w
arubabookwoman I haven't read any of them, so whichever one you choose is fine. The Most Fun We Ever Had is the one that interests me most. Looking forward to getting to know you all, and I'm scouring my shelves now for possible choices. 2w
16 likes6 comments
review
Shakespearience
Anya's Ghost | Vera Brosgol
post image
Pickpick

Really enjoyed this graphic novel! It is about friendship and immigrant experiences and ghosts 👻?! I also really enjoyed the artist‘s style. Good read for #TeamStoker now I need to go get more graphic novels from the library! #Scarathlon

3 points (2 theme + 1 participation)

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
7 likes1 comment
blurb
Shakespearience
post image

Decided to try my hand at a scary movie I had never seen before...children‘s scary, but that is about the level of fear I can handle. Might STILL end up having nightmares about button eyes and Other Mothers though 😱

2 points #TeamStoker #Scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid You go girl! Way to face your fears! I'm proud of you 🤗 🧟‍♀️ 2w
Oldschool_millenial The book's illustrations are even creepier 2w
12 likes2 comments
blurb
Shakespearience
America's Back Porch | Daniel Jeffreys
post image

Today I went to a pumpkin patch 🎃 with a friend and put out my Halloween decorations—including some garland I got from @Mynameisacolour for #Screamathon swap. I am thinking this year of getting a pose-able skeleton to add to the seating out there...maybe give him a hat or something.

Oh! And @ladyneverwhere the #LMPBC book arrived just in time for spooky reading!

Does this count as participation? (1 point)
#TeamStoker #Scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid Yes ma'am! 🧟‍♀️ 2w
Jadams1776 Poseable skeletons are so much fun! You will not regret the purchase. 2w
Mynameisacolour Awesome!! 2w
13 likes3 comments
review
Shakespearience
Sheets | Brenna Thummler
post image
Pickpick

This graphic novel had super cute illustrations for a book about ghosts. 👻 ❤️ So points:
2 for theme book, 1 for participation post.
#Scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
13 likes1 comment
blurb
Shakespearience
Undead Girl Gang | Lily Anderson
post image

And with one audiobook finished it is time to start another! This one looks like it might be another fun teen monster read! #scarathlon #TeamStoker

1 Participation Point

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
12 likes1 comment
review
Shakespearience
This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
Pickpick

Oh man this was SUCH a good book. I LOVED the characters and world building so much. It follows two teen protagonists — one a human girl with a twisted family and the other a monster in the guise of a human. I did this as an audiobook and thought the reading was very enjoyable. Great read to kick off Spooktober! 3 points (participation + theme). Also covers “character dies” for #ScaryScavengerHunt #TeamStoker #Scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
7 likes1 comment
blurb
Shakespearience
Fearie Tales | Stephen Jones
post image

Some fears are of course stronger than others... #TeamStoker #Scarathlon

1pt participation

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
9 likes1 comment
blurb
Shakespearience
post image

I thought you all might appreciate this. My students read for 10-15 minutes almost every day. Class sizes (26, 19, & 14 students) and reading ability varies. I have two girls who average about 300-400 pages per week. But all of these numbers are impressive and I am going to challenge them to go for triple or even quintuple these amounts! #teachersoflitsy

blurb
Shakespearience
Sheets | Brenna Thummler
post image

Decided to start one of my graphic novels with breakfast...1 page in and already so relatable. Though I definitely hate laundry way more than ghosts 👻

1 pt participation #Scarathlon #TeamStoker

UnidragonFrag I read this and liked it and then my daughter picked it up and enjoyed it too 💕 3w
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
11 likes2 comments
blurb
Shakespearience
This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
post image

Book not pictured cause it is an audio book, but in order to maximize my time for the #Scarathlon I am forgoing most of my podcast listening for more reading in the car.

I will however post an updated stack, in order, of what I PLAN to read for this Spooky 🎃 Month. Current tangible book is on top and it has zombies in it, so a strong start!

1 point (participation) #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid Great job sweetheart you're officially on the board! 🧟‍♀️ 3w
Shakespearience @TheReadingMermaid thanks! Not the fastest reader and I don‘t do scary movies—so I will chip away at points as I can. 3w
TheReadingMermaid No worries sweetheart. A great way for you to chip away at some points is to post what you're reading when you read it. I know people love having book conversations here and every post that you make counts as one point towards your participation 😉 don't worry dear we've got this! ❤️ 3w
TheBookAddict Girl With All The Gifts was good. Enjoy your stack! 😁 3w
18 likes4 comments
blurb
Shakespearience
Vicious | V E Schwab
post image

Look at all these Halloween goodies! Oh my gosh it just kept coming! Thank you so much @Mynameisacolour I feel like you really outdid yourself! Thanks for hosting @4thhouseontheleft #screamathon #litsyswap

Mynameisacolour Happy swap day!! I'm glad that you like it! 🖤🎃🖤 3w
4thhouseontheleft Is that a Halloween unicorn? 😍 3w
18 likes3 comments
blurb
Shakespearience
This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
post image

Getting my TBR pile together for upcoming #Scarathlon Top picture is an audiobook and then my haul from the library—as well as my notebook where I will try to keep track of all the contest and things. Two of the books I grabbed on a whim cause they were graphic novels about ghosts so I figure they will be quick reads! Can‘t wait #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid Woop woop 😎🙌 4w
Clwojick Sheets is sooooo good! I loved it so much! 👻🥰 4w
Clwojick Actually, Anyas Ghost is a good pick too! ♥️ 4w
See All 7 Comments
Shakespearience @Clwojick Sheets looked so cute! I have been trying to broaden my reading so grabbing two graphic novels seemed like a good love to both be able to read more and read something I don‘t normally pick up. 4w
Jesstifies Guys. I am seeing a bunch of photos of people's book journals and being super jealous and wondering why I don't have one. Do you all have them!?! --pondering starting one.... 3w
Shakespearience @Jesstifies I just started this one? And idk if it is much of a journal so much as it is a page with a checklist...but I would like to journal more so maybe this will help me start 3w
jb72 @Jesstifies I‘m actually just gathering stuff to start a book journal myself. I watched a bunch of YouTube videos for inspiration. 3w
15 likes7 comments
quote
Shakespearience
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image

“I bring up the history of witches killing babies to illustrate that I was writing about dead babies before i had ever really seen one. ... My poor dead witch babies came right along with me.” I shouldn‘t laugh, and yet her style compels me to do so.

review
Shakespearience
post image
Pickpick

Bedtime reading and finishing a book before falling asleep are the best feelings. I really enjoyed this alt. history/sci-fi read about Lady Astronauts. Sexism and racism are SO FRUSTRATING though, but it did seem accurate so that is to be expected.

review
Shakespearience
post image
Panpan

This was the selection for book club this month. Sadly, I can‘t make it to the meeting due to Parent-Teacher conferences. I am not even sure why I finished it, as I debated stopping several times. It wasn‘t bad, but I don‘t think I am really the target audience here and a lot of the story fell flat for me. I think it was the teen angst. At least I can use it for #bbrc so there is that. #teenangst #saga #lgbt #bookclub

blurb
Shakespearience
post image

And speaking of mail...I got your package @Mynameisacolour !!! 👻 🎃 🌙 So excited but it is safe until Oct 1! #screamathon

Mynameisacolour Woo hoo! Glad it made it to you! Can't wait until opening day!! 1mo
8 likes1 comment
blurb
Shakespearience
post image

It is a two for one kind of day. I finished my #LMPBC reads so those are being sent and I also got my #Screamathon package in the mail! Of course, I had to use a new box when I thought I sealed my wallet in the first 😅 turns out I left it in my car. Whoops. @Mynameisacolour @LibrarianRyan @RavenLovelyReads expect a package from me by Tuesday/Wednesday! It will NOT have my wallet in it... #litsyswap #litsymail

Mynameisacolour 🤣🤣🤣 That sounds like something I would do! 1mo
Shakespearience @Mynameisacolour The lady at the post office said the same thing. I am laughing at myself now, though at the time I was freaking out and a little upset. I felt I had to share this story. 1mo
9 likes2 comments
review
Shakespearience
People Kill People | Ellen Hopkins
post image
Pickpick

An interesting, timely story about gun violence. Decided to finish reading this instead of paying attention to workshop (whoops). The story of one gun and the impact it has on so many different lives. #vhsreads #booksinverse

11 likes1 stack add
review
Shakespearience
Ordinary Grace: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
post image
Pickpick

Finished my #LMPBC read for September. This was a good one and definitely one I would recommend to others. I don‘t want to say much, but I have really enjoyed sharing books over the mail like this. #GroupO

Jerdencon Glad you like it - @RavenLovelyReads I didn‘t receive a book yet - no pressure at all if you didn‘t send it - just want to make sure it wasn‘t lost. 😀 1mo
RavenLovelyReads Im so sorry!! I‘ll put it in the mail tomorrow! 1mo
10 likes2 comments
blurb
Shakespearience
List of post offices in the United States .. | United States. Post Office Dept
post image

Sending off my #LMPBC books today! Expect them soon #GroupO @RavenLovelyReads and #GroupU @LibrarianRyan enjoy the reads 🥰

LibrarianRyan Yeahh 2mo
9 likes1 comment
review
Shakespearience
post image
Pickpick

Just finished the audio version! The story was so exciting and I loved the little trio that formed — found families are my jam. The person reading the story did a great job with voices!

Blueberry @foundfamilies check out Billie Letts' books ♡ 2mo
16 likes1 comment
blurb
Shakespearience
The Love Interest | Cale Dietrich
post image

You know you are reading too many novels with spies in them when a student asks you “What was the title of that spy book you were telling me about the other day?” And you have to pause and almost ask “Which one?” 😅 #spyreads #teacherlife #booklove

blurb
Shakespearience
Ordinary Grace: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
post image

A combination Book Haul and TBR pile. Two of these are my next reads for #LMPBC #GroupO and #GroupU (I will mail my books by this weekend). Also pictured is next month‘s LGBT Book Club read, which I picked up at tonight‘s meeting! #tbr #bookhaul

blurb
Shakespearience
Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
post image

1. Some of my fave books are zombie related: Newsfledh & Ex-Heroes
2. Werewolves (not swear wolves)
3. Cause this is THRILLER 🎶
4. Not a fan of scary movies...give me comedy like Zombieland or Ghostbusters OR giant monsters like Cloverfield.
5. I like Skittles but you can keep your sour flavors. #screamathon #screamathonswap

review
Shakespearience
Wonder | R. J. Palacio
post image
Pickpick

I have been on a kindness kick lately so this really hit the spot. I enjoyed this middle grade read, though I wasn‘t always a fan of the shifting character POVs being in chunks. Guess I am used to POVs switching by chapter not section. Putting this down for my #middlegrade read in #bbrc because this popped up as a #newclassic #mgme

Macker11 This was such a cute read 💛 2mo
jb72 Cool 😎 I need to update my list this weekend. 2mo
LibrarianRyan 👍🏻❤️😁 2mo
12 likes3 comments
blurb
Shakespearience
post image

TMW you finish three books in one weekend. This was the last of my summer break starters...so I imagine my pace will slow down some.

And don‘t think I haven‘t noticed my @Litsy score going up. I can‘t wait til I break 1000!

SamanthaMarie Ooo so exciting!! Keep up the reading AND the Litfluence ♡♡ 2mo
16 likes1 comment
review
Shakespearience
post image
Pickpick

Listen, if you are going to treat yourself to a pedicure you have to bring a book to read. My book just happens to be supper appropriate for the occasion. 😜 This book was okay, I didn‘t necessarily agree with EVERY chapter, but there were some nuggets of wisdom tucked in there. It was also a NYTimes best seller so I get to put it in my checklist for #bbrc #growup challenge!

11 likes1 stack add
blurb
Shakespearience
The Screaming Goat | Running Press
post image

1. Reese‘s/M&Ms....one of those few people who actually enjoy the small dose of candy corn.
2. I am all about that cute spooky life. I am about cute things in general really...
3. In general or Halloween related? I have a small collection of teapots, including a pumpkin one. I would say of fall/Halloween stuff I do collect pumpkin themed things. I also collect snowmen but that is for a different holiday.
4. Yuuko from xxxHolic. #screamathon

Mynameisacolour Thank you for posting!!! This will help. I love reese's too! 2mo
Shakespearience @Mynameisacolour I figured! That‘s why I made sure to tag you. ❤️ 2mo
9 likes2 comments
blurb
Shakespearience
This Is Halloween | James A. Moore
post image

Well now that one swap is done I can turn around and IMMEDIATELY GET PSYCHED FOR #Screamathon swap! GUYS I AM RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED ABOUT ALL THIS MAIL IN MY FUTURE CAN YOU TELL?!!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Same, girl same! 🖤👻🎃🕸 2mo
Shakespearience @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This whole swap thing is so addicting! 2mo
Mynameisacolour Sammmeeeeee! I can't wait, this is going to be so much fun! 🧡🖤🧡🖤 2mo
11 likes3 comments
blurb
Shakespearience
post image

This afternoon I opened @IndoorDame and @cwarnier packages. I loved the quotes and whimsy of these bookmarks. I was a little amused in particular with the Reading Tracker one cause I just set my students up with reading notebooks today 😂. I look forward to any other swaps like this! Thanks @LibrarianRyan #bookmarkswap

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻🤓 2mo
17 likes1 comment
blurb
Shakespearience
post image

This morning I opened @Princess-Kingofkings and @Lexeegee ! I loved getting bookmarks about more books and the handmade bookmarks as well! Thanks you two! #bookmarkswap

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2mo
19 likes2 comments
blurb
Shakespearience
post image

I can‘t decide if I want to open in the morning or after work?! I am so excited for opening day! Oh I know, maybe I will open two before and two when I get home! #bookmarkswap

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2mo
LeslieO Or tonight at just after midnight! 2mo
Shakespearience @LeslieO true. But I teach and have to get up early. Don‘t think I could stay up that late. 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You're cute. 😊 2mo
17 likes4 comments