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SomedayAlmost

Joined November 2016

Writer mama. Loud introvert. Author. @PFwriteright patriciaflahertypagan.com
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Reading a supernatural story while writing a ghost story… I am only a few chapters in, but already enjoying the mood and setting… #spooky #supernatural #horrorwriter

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Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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First few chapters and young, insecure protagonist are not holding my attention. The prologue is so well-written that I know something good will come eventually, but my time is limited, so moving on from this Hawaii-set mystery. #audiobooks #mediocre

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Super fun parody for the horror fan & kids aged 9 and up! My Halloween-obsessed 7 year old son enjoyed most of the wonderfully creepy illustrations, but one really scared him. So go with 9 plus. Great gift for a horror writer like me or any horror reader! #horror #parody #monsters #recommended

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My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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Thank you, so much @witchyreader13 for my awesome Creepy Christmas swap gifts and the cool face mask (not pictured). As soon as my kiddo is back in in-person school I will dig into the Jones book! #grateful #generous #CreepyChristmas

witchyreader13 Excellent! I'm so glad you got them! 😍 I hope my choices were okay, that you don't already have the Shirley Jackson anthology, and that you and your kiddo enjoy the reads. 😊 2w
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The Turnout | Megan Abbott
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Best book I have read in a long time. Very dark. Suspense, rivalries, dark family secrets & a suspicious death playing out in the pressure cooker of a ballet school. Ended the year with a bang. No one writes about competition between young women like Abbott. Trigger warning: intense childhood trauma (no spoilers). #suspense #secrets #crime #dancers

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The Hollow Inside | Brooke Lauren Davis
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The only good thing about having a stomach bug (or some bad food?) yesterday was that I had down time to listen to this good audiobook! Tense plotting! #audiobooks

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Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! Santa knew what I wanted! #merrychristmas #bookworm #noir

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Merry Christmas 💚🎄❤️ 4w
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The Turnout | Megan Abbott
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Candy covered blueberries, a snuggly blanket & Abbott‘s vivid, fierce fiction. What more can you want? #amreading #suspense

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Companion of the Ash | Kate Spitzmiller
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Need a last minute gift for a fan of strong female characters? I am bias, as I was Spitzmiller‘s editor, but this vivid, intense retelling of Andromache‘s story has won hearts and 5-star reviews. Trigger warning historically depicted sexual assault. Available via Amazon. Sorry to talk shop, but it‘s a good read! #historicalfiction #strongwomen

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Creepy Christmas | Jaimie Admans
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Forgot to post this, sorry, but I shipped my swap package off by UPS last Friday! Hopefully that‘s in plenty of time! #CreepyChristmas #bookswap #horror

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“Getting Ready for Christmas: A Daily Advent Prayer & Activity Book for the Family” from Concordia Publishing is a cute little prayer book one can use before opening the advent calendar gifts. Wee Boy‘s Godmother gifted it to us 2 years ago. I don‘t usually use it with a LEGO calendar, lol, but it was on sale & mama is tired this year. #advent #prayers #4stars #kidlit

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Happy Thanksgiving from New England! I am thankful for fellow bookworms everywhere. #happythanksgiving #thankful

BookDragonNotWorm Gorgeous photo! What part of NE are you in? 2mo
SomedayAlmost We were on the cape, in NH and in Maine. 2mo
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What if a crime on foreign shores revealed your BFF was not who she seemed? Travelers can relate to the wanderlust, and things get very intense, very quickly! Great thriller so far. #loveit #audiobook #tension

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Bookworm's Nest | Narvon, PA (Bookstore)
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Finished the buddy read during read-a-thons, so I did ok the final week. There is still the audiobook I needed a break from, but I tried and had a good time! Thanks for organizing our team, @Clwojick ! Cheers to y‘all, fellow readers! #TeamSlaughter! #Scarathlon2021 #thriller #novels #audiobooks #shortstoties #kidlit #Netflixthrillers #Halloweenfun

Clwojick Fantastic job! You killed it this month!🔪 Thank you for joining us! 🖤 3mo
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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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Photo finish! I turned the last page of this vivid page-turner last night. Andy feels stuck at home & in her job as a 911 dispatcher when a mall shooting reveals her mother Laura isn‘t the affable speech pathologist she seems. Don‘t want to spoil any of the twists, but I rooted for Andy, who pulls herself together to help her tough mother & herself, as they move on from the extremes of Laura‘s past. #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #buddyread

Linsy Lol, I love this pic! 😄 3mo
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Enduring Spirit: Stories | Patricia Flaherty Pagan
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This flapper had a fun time reading my flash fiction with students & colleagues at the Writespace Houston Spooky Tales reading last night. Except for that writer dressed as Mike Myers lurking in the trees. Too realistic, dude! #ghoststories #flashfiction #shortstory #writingworkshops

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Damn, this smart, intense psychological thriller is thought provoking. Caught the excellent film version of “We Need To Talk About Kevin.” last night. The flawed mother of a troubled boy gets gaslighted by her husband and the pediatrician. She can‘t bond with her son, or keep him safe. A mother‘s worst fears come to violence and then…. She lives with the cost. Trigger warning: school killings. #thriller #recommend #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2021

Clwojick I haven‘t seen the movie yet, but the book was so good! 3mo
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How I Met My Monster | Amanda Noll
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Monsters for Halloween! Getting the gig as real, official monster under the bed is tougher than you think…. Fun, silly look at the convergence of scares and sleep. #monsters #kidlit #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter

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Shirley Jackson wanted to play steal-the-pen, so I only found 12 words before she stole it for good, but I tried the game. #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2021 #crimefiction #week4 #badcat

Clwojick So cute! ❤️ 3mo
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Mr. Wolf, a bad guy hoping to reinvent himself in this fun series of graphic novels, is ready for Story Book Character Day! Will the ears last until the costume parade? Tune in tomorrow… #mrwolf #storybookcharactersday #thebadguys

britt_brooke Cute! 3mo
SomedayAlmost Thanks! 3mo
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Nate the Great | Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
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Classic “mystery” for the first grade set. Adorable, confident investigator, Nate. Will he find the picture of the dog in time? Recommend for 6-8. #5stars #kidlit #mystery #childinvestigator #TeamSlaughter #Scarathalon2021

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“The Summoned,” a novella prequel to Mazer‘s latest novel, is vivid & truly frightening. A controlling predator meets lethal karma. Well-crafted and not for the faint of heart. (Free from the publisher). #horror #prequel #novella #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter

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Teammates | Peter Golenbock
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Took a break from one of my audiobooks mid-week & switched it up for a lighter cozy, but with read-a-thon, listening hours, game, & rabidly binge-watching Squid Game & Beast Must Die, I did oK. #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2021 #lOutstandingOctober #audiobooks

Clwojick Awesome job! You're on fire! 🔥 3mo
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Thrillers | Martin Rubin
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Binge watched this 6 episode UK-set thriller on Acorn TV via Amazon Fri-Sun. Cush Jumbo is always good. #thriller #Scarathalon2021 #TeamSlaughter #tvshows

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Halloween movie night at my son‘s school. Helped out with the PTO concessions. Kids voted to watch CoCo. Cute pic about music & family on the Day of the Dead. Not exactly scarathalon? But there were a few devilish skeletons amongst the nice ones…. Counts for TeamSlaughter??

Clwojick Sure! My best friend just threw her son a Coco themed first birthday. I haven‘t seen it yet though. 3mo
SomedayAlmost Ooh, what a great idea for a party! 3mo
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From Beer to Eternity | Sherry Harris
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Good cozy that is cute without being too cutesy. Likable fish-out-of-water protagonist, pretty setting, secrets & murder. Fun listen. Good counterpoint to watching the very dark Squid Game! Met the author once & she seemed very nice. #mystery #audiobooks #TeamSlaughter #Scarathalon2021

Clwojick His one sounds fun! I‘ll have to check out the author 3mo
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From Beer to Eternity | Sherry Harris
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Enjoying this funny, light cozy with a great beach setting. Secrets & a murder in the first few chapters keep it just tense enough. A nice palate cleanser from the horror I have been watching. #audiobooks #mystery #TeamSlaughter

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Damn. Netflix is billing Squid Game as a “thriller.” And as a former resident of Korea, I wanted to check it out. It‘s dark fantasy or horror-a bloody, twisted Hunger Games. The stark difference between the haves and haves-nots is played out with brutal precision. Not for the faint of heart. #thriller #horror #KoreanTV #TeamSlaughter #Scarathalon2021

Clwojick It was oddly addicting, considering how bad the voiceovers were. Lol 3mo
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#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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Halloween party for 16 kiddos fried my brain this weekend, but did OK during the week. More pages next time. #TeamSlaughter #Scarathalon2021 #murder #audiobooks #books #scarymovies

Clwojick 16 kids! Holy man, I could only imagine. I had 6 girlfriends over for my Clue party and it still took me two days to clean up 😅 3mo
SomedayAlmost Lol. “Clean” is relative, and outdoor parties are both COVID safer and less dirty. Kinda. 😉 (edited) 3mo
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Death of a Hollow Man | Caroline Graham
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A perfect step down from IT? Midsomer Murders. They‘re running out of plots after 20 years on TV, but this particular episode, The Scarecrow Murders, was pretty good. #mystery #murder #Scarathalon2021 #TeamSlaughter

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It | Stephen King
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IT Chapter2- scary AF! One of the few sequel movies that lives up to the original. #horror #scarymovies #TeamSlaughter #Scarathalon2021

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Chartreux Shock | Katherine Hayton
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Protagonist & her kittens are fun but this cozy started a little too slowly for me. Bad guy in chief also seemed a little generic. But there‘s a lot of warmth & a quaint setting. And my wild kittens Shirley Jackson & Diamond like well-narrated kitten stories. #cozymystery #audiobooks #Scarathalon2021 #TeamSlaughter

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The 12 Days of Halloween | Jenna Lettice
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When Mama throws a Halloween Scavenger Hunt for 16 kids and sings this cute bedtime story to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas? Mama should definitely get points for #TeamSlaugjter! #kidlit #halloweenbooks #Scarathon2021

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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I will not buy this at the grocery store… I will not buy this at the grocery store… #tempted #outlander

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Korean Horror Cinema | Alison Peirse
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A twisted , terrifying look at what a serial killer would do with the Butterfly Effect. Don‘t answer cordless phones! You have to accept a time travel gimmick, but it‘s actually an interesting look at relationships between parents & young adults. Korean horror films in general often have interesting themes about family and loyalty. #horror #serialkiller #TeamSlaughter #Scarathalon2021

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My Dark Vanessa | Kate Elizabeth Russell
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It‘s creepy & intense, and I am hooked, so I suppose I see why this book is considered a thriller. But it‘s also a complicated reimagining of the classic Lolita. Fascinating & uncomfortable. Listening in the car & while doing housework. #audiobook #thriller #metoo #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick SOO good! Hope you enjoy it! 3mo
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I still haven‘t recovered from the circus season, but AHS is once again creepy AF. In creative ways. Now they are ruining The Cape for me. #horror #CapeCod #Scarathalon2021 #TeamSlaughter

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Had hoped to get more reading done, but it‘s a start! #TeamSlaughter #Scarathalon2021 #weekonepoints

Clwojick Woohoo! Go team go! 3mo
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For Better and Worse | Margot Hunt
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Audiobook of “The House on the Water,” also by Hunt, did not impress. (It‘s not in the database.) It‘s starts out interesting, and tension starts to build, but author tells more than she shows. Plot twists borrow from Agatha Christie. Narrator was good. #mystery #audiobook #murder #TeamSlaughter

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YA horror-slasher enhanced by good performances by the teens, especially star Sydney Park. #horrormovie #YAhorror #scarathalon2021 #TeamSlaughter

rajithr Sydney Park is good 🤩 Hope to see more of her on screen 👍🏻 3mo
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My son loves jokes so he gives this Halloween joke book a thumbs up. The quality of the publishing is mediocre, the pages are thin and the illustrations are black and white, but the content, jokes themselves, are good. Three and a half stars. #Halloweenbooks #kidlit #humor #Scarathalon2021 #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick Awesome! 3mo
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Plot Twist | Bethany Turner
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“Freaks,” on Netflix is a fascinating movie. I don‘t want to spoil it by saying more. #horror #strange #Scarathalon2021 #TeamSlaughter #scarymovies

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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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Shirley Jackson and Diamond are all ready for this weekend‘s reading! #TeamSlaughter #Scarathalon2021 #thrillers #amreading

Clwojick 😻😻😻😻 3mo
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Creepy Pair of Underwear! | Aaron Reynolds
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A campy, suspenseful, fun book about being followed by spooky underwear? It‘s every kid‘s Halloween dream! My son heard this at this library & loved it, so we read the ebook. Cute! #kidlit #fun #Halloween #Scarathalon2021 #TeamSlaughter

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The Chestnut Man | Sren Sveistrup
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I will not watch another serial killer show late at night…I will not watch another serial killer show late at night. At least it‘s points for #TeamSlaughter! #murders #chestnutman #tv #thriller #serialkiller #Scarathalon2021

Jemgirl2014 Ooh! That's on my list for this weekend! I have a long one too. Indigenous Peoples' Day. 😃 3mo
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How to Scare a Ghost | Jean Reagan
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Halloween picture book for the Pre-K and Kindergarten set about catching a ghost and teaching them to trick or treat. Cute with clever illustrations. A little young for my son, but 5 year old friend loved it. #Halloweenbooks #kidlit #Scarathalon2021 #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick 👻👻👻 3mo
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The First to Lie | Hank Phillippi Ryan
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Another twisty mystery with feisty female characters (and some of the best descriptions of Boston I‘ve read recently) from Hank. Good narration. However, as not everyone is whom they claim to be, listening to this while driving or doing laundry got confusing. I would recommend a focused read for this good story. #mystery #Scarathalon2021 #TeamSlaughter #audiobook

Clwojick Ooh! Another one on my list! 3mo
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Who were those terrible 1960s-era adults who gave Charlie Brown rocks? Really! #classics #peanuts #trickortreating #Halloween #TeamSlaughter #Scarathalon

Alora Hahah my go to Halloween movie every year and scarathlon!! Love it! 4mo
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Strange but true Halloween facts for the elementary school set. Cute layout. Good for a rainy day. Not sure he will reread it. Kid nonfiction for #scarathalon2021. #TeamSlaughter #Halloweenbooks #25points

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Our Bodies, Ourselves | Boston Women's Health Book Collective
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What‘s really scary? Texas robbing women, trans & non-binary folks of reproductive health choices! Would rather be reading, but need to stand up for choice today. #womenshealth #prochoice #texansforchoice

AmyG Thank you 4mo
BookDragonNotWorm Yes! (That sign is everything, btw!) 4mo
SomedayAlmost @BookDragonNotWorm She nailed it with that sign. Thanks. 4mo
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