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ShyBookOwl

Joined February 2019

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Cursed Luck by Kelley Armstrong
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🎶 Gettin' cozy with it. Na na na na nana na. Na na na na nana 🎶

Was that super lame? Am I banned from litsy now? 😅

Leftcoastzen 👏😀 now
Soubhiville You can use any lyrics you want as long as you keep posting cute kitties with books! now
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Cursed Luck | Kelley Armstrong
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Aidan Connolly is making me an offer I can't refuse. #firstlinefridays

Looking forward to getting swept up in another supernatural Kelley Armstrong series!

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The Ghost Tree | Christina Henry
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After work pick me up 😌
It's the little things, isn't it?

rsteve388 The Ghost Tree was an introduction to Christina Henry for me. And I loved it. I think I gave it a 4 or a 4.5 I hope.you enjoy it. 4d
ShyBookOwl @rsteve388 I stayed up way too late finishing it. It was fabulous! It was also my first Christina Henry book and I can't wait to check out more 3d
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Woke up un-ready to face the day. Big changes at work have got me really down lately but I'm hoping a couple chapters of The Midnight Library might help me remember that I'm in charge of my life, even if it doesn't feel that way right now. #bibliotherapy

monalyisha Ugh! This is highly relatable! Good luck. ✨ 4d
ShyBookOwl @monalyisha oh no 😕 you too!! 4d
monalyisha @ShyBookOwl Lots of coworkers flying the coop. Most distressingly, my Director announced that she‘s retiring & I LOVE her. She‘s been a huge advocate for me. She kept us safe throughout the pandemic. She believes in me as a “Creative.” She‘s provided me with so much freedom. Since I don‘t have my Master‘s Degree, that‘s rare. I‘m worried that much of my happiness is directly tied to her, & that the upward momentum I‘ve gained is going to plateau. 4d
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monalyisha @ShyBookOwl I‘m trying to stay positive but it took me almost 10 years to find a Library where I was truly happy…& I‘m so anxious that with her departure, I‘ll end up feeling like I need to start the search all over again. So much to unpack here but…problems for another day! 4d
monalyisha @ShyBookOwl I‘m sending you all the hope I can muster for your situation! 🍀 4d
ShyBookOwl @monalyisha Wow. First, I am so sorry. That's awful. Second... our stories are so similar. After worrying for so long that I'd never find a place that would make me happy long term, I found it. And a lot of that was also tied directly to a manager who truly believed in me and my happiness. And then in the blink of an eye, the company was sold and my manager disappeared practically overnight, along with everything else that I loved about it. 4d
ShyBookOwl @monalyisha it's a terrible feeling, to go from 4 years of knowing you're exactly where u should be to realizing you don't even know where you are. I really hope things work out for you and me both ❤ 4d
monalyisha @ShyBookOwl It really does seem like we‘re sharing the same space! Let me know if you ever need to chat. 💓 4d
monalyisha You can comment here anytime & I‘ll see it but also, feel free to email me. It‘s a gmail address: monalitsy. 📧 4d
ShyBookOwl @monalyisha It does, doesn't it?! Same to you. It's good to know ppl going through similar struggles. I'm always here too. And I'll send u a quick email so that you have my address too 😊 4d
BethM You got this! The pandemic taught me that work doesn‘t give me back as much energy as I give it so im focusing on sending more of my energy elsewhere. 4d
ShyBookOwl Very wise words @BethM . Thank you for sharing them 💙 4d
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The Ghost Tree | Christina Henry
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All cozy in my new bed sheets and comforter with a book I'm so digging. I foresee a very late night... 🌙

Leftcoastzen New sheets are devine ! 5d
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Nineteen years before she decided to die, Nora Seed sat in the warmth of the small library at Hazeldene School in the town of Bedford. #firstlinefridays

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The Ghost Tree | Christina Henry
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I haven't quite let go on Spooktober yet, but I've taken it down a notch to a brisk autumn breeze 🍂😏

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Cursed Luck | Kelley Armstrong
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Thx @kimmypete1 for the tag! #two4tuesday @TheSpineView

1. I set a very conservative Goodreads goal of 52 books every year. I usually double it. This year, I'm only at 77 so far 😕 I've definitely bailed on the 30 missing books. Sigh.

2. Nothing in particular, but I'm looking forward to checking out Kelley Armstrong's Cursed Luck next

kimmypete1 No shame on a conservative GR goal. I believe in success not stress! 😂😂😂 1w
ShyBookOwl @kimmypete1 I love that!!! Lol 1w
TheSpineView I too am all for no stress. Thanks for playing! 1w
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The Ghost Tree | Christina Henry
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Finally day's end. I've got a great book and a snuggly kitty. What else do I need? Nothing.😌

SW-T 🥰 1w
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Oh, what I wouldn't give to be reading or audio-crocheting right now instead of working 😒 The struggle is real.

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The Ghost Tree | Christina Henry
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Lauren glanced down at her feet as she pedaled her bike toward the woods. #firstlinefridays

Not the most exciting first line, but I'm about 150 pages in and loving it. I'd been meaning to check out this author for years, and I'm so glad I finally did!

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The Ghost Tree | Christina Henry
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Lol! I often think about the strangeness of this phrase, "losing one's virginity." I love seeing my own thoughts reflected back at me in a book.

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I almost didn't pick this one up because of the daunting amount of exposition in the first book. But I still wanted to know what would happen next. So I grabbed book 2 on audio through Libby and that is really working for me! I'm even enjoying the heavy dose of exposition, now that it's being narrated to me lol Such an interesting world Novik has woven.

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Into the Sound | Cara Reinard
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She straightened the emergency supplies she‘d picked up at the store, adding them to the storm kit—four gallons of distilled water, about a dozen flashlights, batteries in all shapes and sizes, candles, matches, canned goods, one battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio, and of course, the bottle of vodka she stashed under the sink behind the floor cleaner.

#firstlinefridays ouf, that's a mouthful!

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Cackle | Rachel Harrison
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hissingpotatoes Well I guess you won't be reading until kitty wakes up. 😁 3w
ShyBookOwl @hissingpotatoes good thing I have some TV to catch up on 😅 3w
Leftcoastzen 😻cuteness ! 3w
wanderinglynn So sweet! But at the same time a little kitty evil to sleep on your e-reader. 🐱❤️😹 3w
ShyBookOwl @wanderinglynn Haha exactly 3w
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Cackle | Rachel Harrison
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Happy Halloween, Littens! 🎃 🕷🕸🩸🖤

Anyone else gobbling up leftover Spooky Halloweekend treats for breakfast 😅

wanderinglynn That cupcake is so cool! 🎃🧡 4w
ShyBookOwl @wanderinglynn thanks! I made way too many yesterday lol 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yup, I've been eating "leftover" treats with "today's" breakfast for sure. Lol. ????? 4w
ShyBookOwl @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego that's the spirit! 😏🎃🧁 4w
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Squad | Maggie Tokuda-Hall
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Today's Spooky Read 🐺

Soubhiville Looks fun! 1mo
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Cackle | Rachel Harrison
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The sky is a strange color.

#firstlinefridays

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Cackle | Rachel Harrison
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1. Cackle (ebook) 🪄 and Heartless (Audio) 🖤
2. Halloween plans include having a few friends over for spooky treats 🎃🧁 board games 🎲🃏and a scary movie 😱📽
3. Today I am grateful for audiobooks (I have a lot of housework to get through 😅)

@Augustdana wanna join in? 😊 #wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Sounds like a fun weekend 🥰🙌🏻👍🏼 1mo
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The October Boys | Adam Millard
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This one sounds interesting, but I'm not sure I'll have time to get it in by Halloween. Maybe next year 🎃

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Cackle | Rachel Harrison
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This morning's read. I loved The Return, so I'm all in on this one. So far, so good!

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LOVING THIS new non-fiction. Funny, informative, and just a really good time.

Pairs well with a seasonal cocktail or pumpkin porter 🍻🎃

5feet.of.fury Oh neat! I loved Lady from the Black Lagoon, I will have to check this out 1mo
ShyBookOwl @5feet.of.fury I loved that one too! Are you also a fan of her and Brea Grant's podcast Reading Glasses? 1mo
5feet.of.fury @ShyBookOwl I haven‘t listened, I don‘t do a lot of podcasts, I googled it tho, it sounds cute. 1mo
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ShyBookOwl @5feet.of.fury It's great. I highly recommend it if you like her book and are ever looking to try out a podcast 😊 1mo
Augustdana Reading glasses is one of my very favourite book podcasts! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Augustdana Mine too! I'm always so excited when new episodes pop up in my feed 1mo
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Thx for the tag @EadieB 🎃 #wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1. I do not, but I do keep a reading spreadsheet 📚
2. Not particularly! I've gotten in quite a few horror graphic novels though 🩸
3. Today, I am grateful for autumn sunshine 🍂☀️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🧡🧡 1mo
EadieB You‘re welcome! Thanks for participating! 1mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🧡📚👏🏻 1mo
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Getting in my holiday reads with the Batman halloween specials. Working my way through Haunted Knight first, and will be following it up with The Long Halloween 🎃 🦇 The art is just fantastic!

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The Family Plot | Cherie Priest
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“YEAH, SEND HER on back. She has an appointment.”

Not a super exciting opener for #firstlinefridays , but I'm still looking forward to digging into this haunted house story. I loved this author's YA haunted house book, The Agony House, so I have high hopes for her Adult take on the genre.

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The Family Plot | Cherie Priest
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Fun coincidence... I just happened to start this book today, on the 15th of October, and right here on the second page, she says she wants the house demolished by October 15th. Feels serendipitous, and since it's a haunted house book, even a little spooky 🎃👻

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The Woods are Always Watching | Stephanie Perkins
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I see this one gets some hate, but for my money, it was great. It was a quick read, but still managed to tap into some pretty real fears many of us have about being in the woods and off the grid, and show some character growth. Sure, the girls could be petty with one another, but who hasn't been there in their teens? PICK.

LitStephanie Sounds good to me, adding! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @LitStephanie I hope you enjoy it too! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 🍂🍁 1mo
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IuliaC Nice review and wonderful photo! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @IuliaC Thanks! My lawn is one big leaf pile. Might as well make the most of it 🍂😊 1mo
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Lakesedge (Lakesedge, #1) | Lyndall Clipstone
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I hope I'm not spoiling this for anyone... but this is too beautiful not to share. This lovely fountain pen was among the many goodies in this month's #Owlcrate. I absolutely adore the owl engraving on it 🖤

ShelleyBooksie Wow!!! 1mo
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Here we go!! #Owlcrate

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Wow. I was sitting on my stoop reading for so long, and only as I turned to go inside did I spot this hiding in the corner! My Owlcrate has arrived! 🦉

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 What is owlcrate? 1mo
ShyBookOwl @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 It's a monthly book subscription service. U get a signed copy of a new release YA, and a bunch of items themed to match the book. Everything, including the book, is a surprise when u open it. I highly recommend it if you're looking to shake things up (and like YA)! https://www.owlcrate.com/ 1mo
marleed Ohhh, can‘t wait to see your goods! 1mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @ShyBookOwl that sounds cool! I‘m not really into YA, but I love owls. 1mo
ShyBookOwl @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 it really is! This month's box included a fountain pen with a gorgeous owl engraving 🦉! 1mo
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Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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More Spooktober bookshelf decor 🎃

Leftcoastzen Really pretty shelves! 2mo
ShyBookOwl @Leftcoastzen Thank you! 2mo
marleed What a fun shelf. Is this a seasonal display or year round? 2mo
ShyBookOwl @marleed Thank you! Some of it is seasonal, but the gargoyles and the Frankenstein cups are year round 😊 2mo
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All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Spooktober bookshelf decor 🎃🕸🖤

Leftcoastzen Very nice!🎃 2mo
ShyBookOwl @Leftcoastzen thanks!! 👻 2mo
monalyisha Love the “Read in Peace” sign with the rats! How organized are you to do seasonal shelf decor?! #goals 2mo
ShyBookOwl @monalyisha haha thank you! I actually made the sign using a bunch of different stencils. I love reorganizing my shelves, so seasonal themes just make sense for me 🎃 2mo
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The Woods are Always Watching | Stephanie Perkins
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NEENA CUT THE engine, and the speakers went silent. #firstlinefridays

Just watched There's Someone Inside Your House last night and realized this morning that it was based on a book. I'm always on the hunt for women writing horror, so I thought I'd check out one of the author's other books for Spooktober 🎃🕸

Emilymdxn This sounds so spooky and right up my alley! 2mo
ShyBookOwl @Emilymdxn Same! I hope it's good 2mo
LitStephanie How was There's Someone In Your House? 1mo
ShyBookOwl @LitStephanie I liked it. If you enjoy slashers, I'd say it's worth your time. Especially this time of year 1mo
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Audiobooking in front of the fire... until I fell asleep 😅 oops! Now I have to back up and figure out where I lost consciousness lol

MatchlessMarie This has happened to me so many times lol 2mo
ShyBookOwl @MatchlessMarie Glad I'm not alone! Lol 2mo
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“I see …” said the vampire thoughtfully, and slowly he walked across the room towards the window.

#firstlinefridays

Soubhiville This book is an old favorite 😍 2mo
DarkMina 💗 2mo
ShyBookOwl @Soubhiville for me too! I hope it holds up 2mo
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One last cottage long weekend. Bringing in the autumn season with this gothic classic. I haven't read it in about 20 years!

Ruthiella I‘ll be curious to see if you think it still holds up! 😀 2mo
ShyBookOwl @Ruthiella Me too!! 😅 I'll keep you posted. 2mo
Leftcoastzen Looks like a cozy spot 2mo
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GinaKButler I‘m buddy-reading this in October also! 2mo
ShyBookOwl @GinaKButler mine is a buddy-reas too! Tis the season I guess lol 2mo
mjdowens Well shoot! This is the second time today I have seen this one posted about being read. I may have to jump on this one also now. Been a long time 2mo
ShyBookOwl @mjdowens ha! I heard they're making a TV show, so that might be the thing that has reignited interest lately. It did for me anyways 2mo
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Kshakal 😻😻😻😻 2mo
ImperfectCJ I did a double-take when I saw this photo...I thought it was my cat at first! 2mo
ShyBookOwl @ImperfectCJ Ha! That's amazing. I've had a couple moments like that on here 2mo
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RaeLovesToRead Gahhh so cute!!!! 😍😍😍 2mo
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2mo
Leftcoastzen 😻😀 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Awwww 2mo
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I'm really not supposed to be doing this, but a girl's got to get paid, so here we go. #firstlinefridays

I started this one last month but couldn't get into it on my kindle. I could tell the narrator had a distinct voice and I was having trouble hearing it in my head. I decided to put a hold on the audiobook instead. It just came in & I'm blown away by how much better this experience is for me! 🎧📖🎉

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Happy Harvest Moon 🌑
My evening is set.

Leftcoastzen Beautiful photo! Fall blessings to you! 2mo
ShyBookOwl @Leftcoastzen Thank you, and to you too! 🍂🖤 2mo
DinoMom Amazing photo! Happy harvest 🌙 2mo
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ShyBookOwl @DinoMom Thank you! You too 🌚 2mo
AkashaVampie Love the skull 2mo
ShelleyBooksie What an eerie photo! ♡ 2mo
ShyBookOwl @ShelleyBooksie tis the season!! 2mo
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Chills.

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These bite-sized historical accounts of accused witches make for a great seasonal read... and a perfect coffee table book for Halloween!

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Well that's terrifying. And to think, I was just gonna get in a quick chapter before bed 😅

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DUSK AT THE END OF winter, and two men crossed the dooryard of a palace scarred by fire. #firstlinefridays

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Fear Street Saga | R. L. Stine
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Being that in middle school I made regular trips to the thrift shop near my apt to look for VC Andrews and Fear St books, there's a good chance the remains of my collection are just one big #ThriftStoreFind ! I put these out specifically for Halloween, because spooky nostalgia 🎃

#FallTreasures @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Reagan VC Andrews! Those books take me right back. My Sweet Audrina was my personal fave. 2mo
Eggs Great shelf display 🎃 🧡 2mo
ShyBookOwl @Reagan #ThrowbackThursday 😆 My faves were Falling Stars and Celeste. They were all so twisted 2mo
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ShyBookOwl @Eggs thx! In the process of Spooky Season-ing all the shelves up 🎃 2mo
BrittanyReads 😍 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome photo and I loved those books!! 2mo
JamieArc I really love that bookstore. I‘ve been thinking about Re-collecting all the RL Stone books of my youth (mostly fear street). 2mo
ShyBookOwl @JamieArc I go back and read one every October. It's become a really fun tradition! And the bookstore is from Michael's 😊 2mo
ShyBookOwl @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thx! I was obsessed! They were a stepping stone into my love of very dark... everything lol 2mo
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Apples 🍎
Pumpkins 🎃
Halloween 🕸
Bonfires 🔥
October 🍂

...please note, I'm quite sad about losing pumpkin spice 😅

#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94
Tagging @Ruthiella if you'd like to play 😊

MoonWitch94 🤣🙃 Thats a popular choice today—casting aside pumpkin spice lol. Thanks for playing 🍁🌻🍂 2mo
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Getting crafty as we near Spooktober. Bought myself some stencils and made a spooky sign to place on my bookshelf beside my Spooky Bookstore 🖤🍂🕸🖤🕸🍂🖤

BiblioLitten So cool! 👻 😎 2mo
SeaToSkyes Love those! 2mo
JamieArc Love it! 2mo
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Johanna414 LOVE that sign!!!
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mcctrish That‘s a great sign and spooky bookstore 2mo
Ruthiella Love that sign! 😆 2mo
Tonton Great sign! 2mo
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The Masked Truth | Kelley Armstrong
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#FallTreasures #FaceOnCover @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

A gripping YA thriller from prolific author, Kelley Armstrong. It's been a while, but I remember getting really into it.

Eggs Great cover! 2mo
ShyBookOwl @Eggs I love it too! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool photo 😎 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ShyBookOwl you‘re welcome!! 2mo
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Adulthood Rites | Octavia E. Butler
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Book 2 of this sci-fi trilogy (tagged) was published the year I was born, 1988
#FallTreasures 🍂🍂🍂
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs 👏🏻📚🤗 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I spy Eleanor 💙 2mo
ShyBookOwl @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😍😍😍 isn't it wonderful? 2mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Crochet & Jane Eyre. It's certainly shaping up to be a cozy autumn. #audiocrochet 🎧📖🧶

As usual, I love Jane Eyre, and want so much more for her than freaking Rochester 😒 lol And Justice for Bertha while I'm at it! Sigh. Such is 1847 though.

Emilymdxn This looks so dreamy! 2mo
ravenlee What‘s your crochet project? It looks lovely. 2mo
ShyBookOwl @ravenlee Thanks! It will eventually be a mesh sweater 😊 2mo
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ShyBookOwl @Emilymdxn 😌 if only I didn't have to keep breaking to work lol 2mo
Blh87 I need to know where you got that tissue box cover!!! 2mo
ShyBookOwl @Blh87 Amazon 🤷🏽‍♀️Tosnail Elegant Wooden Antique Book Tissue Holder Dispenser/Novelty Napkin Holder https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01EHIXKWA/ref=cm_sw_r_apanp_FAd53BLKCZhAc 2mo
Blh87 @ShyBookOwl oh my goodness, BLESS YOU! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️ 2mo
ShyBookOwl @Blh87 😂 you're welcome! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ShyBookOwl you‘re welcome! 2mo
hissingpotatoes I'm so glad I'm not the only one with serious problems with Jane and Rochester's relationship! 2mo
ShyBookOwl @hissingpotatoes Right?! I always feel the need to justify why I love this book DESPITE the ending lol it's wildly problematic but also weirdly progressive for its time. My dream is to write a version where he's the villain and Jane and Bertha escape together 😂 2mo
hissingpotatoes @ShyBookOwl I would be first in line to read it! 2mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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My current migraine/BPPV- comfort read 🖤