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Just finished this one. Excellent book, wish it had ended a little differently, but that‘s the thing about true stories - you don‘t always get the narrative satisfaction your brain wants.

Probably going to watch the film at some point in the next few days.

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The Prestige | Christopher Priest
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#adventrecommends day 10!

I read this because of the movie, and - I know this goes without saying - #thebookisbetter

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Respect the Spindle | Abby Franquemont
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#adventrecommends day 9!

This is one that I really recommend if you‘re interested in learning how to spin. So many other sources seem to consider the spindle to be a ‘learning tool‘, something you‘re just getting by with until you get a wheel, when in reality it was the main form of yarn production for millennia before the wheel came along. I love my spindles, and will quite often reach for them instead of sitting down at my wheel.

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#audiobooking while I try to get all my christmas orders out. Enjoying this one - eye-opening, and also funny. Holy hell did the author make a fool of David Duke et al.

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The Corfu Trilogy | Gerald Durrell
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#adventrecommends day 8!

I first read all of these in my teens and love all his books, but I‘m going to kick off with the first in the Corfu trilogy. I still haven‘t checked out the TV show; might be an idea for my off-time over xmas (I close up because dealing with last minute shoppers is not worth the cash).

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Blood Price | Tanya Huff
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#adventrecommends day 7 is Blood Price, and the rest of the series too.

My first exposure to urban fantasy, & eternal fave. Sometimes I wonder whether my annoyance at the omnipresent love-triangle trope is because my first heroine said ‘both or sod off‘.

I‘m still mad that the tv show turned the short, ginger romance novel writing vampire into a tall, cool, graphic novelist though. Not being tall, dark and brooding was part of Henry‘s charm.

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Rivers of London | Ben Aaronovitch
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#adventrecommends day 6!

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch. I love this book; I love this series; I even love Peter twattering on about architecture, which I know some people kvetch about (can‘t defend the sex scenes, but it‘s not like they‘re anywhere near the level of Morrisey‘s barrel-rolling titties, so crack on Aaronovitch. If the reference is lost on you, google ‘Morrisey barrel roll‘. You‘re welcome 💕💕💕).

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I need to read this soon. And now Im on to Google 🤭🤔 4d
writerlibrarian Love love this series. I'm rereading it and finding these little snippets Aaronovitch wrote and put out there and finally getting to the graphic novels. 4d
LauraJ Supposedly, a movie is in the works! 4d
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SupTeaReadBooks @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled prepare yourself! The Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction Award has some doozies 😂 4d
SupTeaReadBooks @writerlibrarian I really love it - I‘ve been gradually gathering things up too: the graphic novels; the audionovella; the Waterstones editions with the exclusive short stories... (Aaronovitch why you do this to us?) 4d
SupTeaReadBooks @LauraJ I‘ve also heard murmurings about a TV show. If something does happen I hope it‘s good. 4d
LauraJ @SupTeaReadBooks That would be even better! 4d
SupTeaReadBooks @LauraJ it definitely has a lot of potential 😄 4d
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Night Watch | Terry Pratchett
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Almost forgot #adventrecommends day 5

Sir PTerry will probably crop up a few times for me, but I‘m kicking off with Night Watch. Time travel! Serial killers! Revolution! Truth! Justice! Freedom! Reasonably Priced Love! And a Hard-Boiled Egg!

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Day 3 and day 4 of #adventrecommends is Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.

I‘m late to the party, and only actually read this because a reviewer I follow and trust who was also late to the party was raving about it.

I love both. Wasn‘t expecting to like Kaz/Inej because I hate the ‘brooding asshole MC and his emotional support girlfriend‘ trope, but it turned out that they‘re not that and I‘m total Kanej trash. Bless their murderous cottons.

Linsy So pretty! ✨ 7d
SupTeaReadBooks @Linsy the collector‘s editions are gorgeous! (Shame about the misprint in Crooked Kingdom, but it meant I got the copy for free so there‘s that). 7d
Shley9225 What‘s the misprint? And omg I LOVE Kanej they are life 5d
SupTeaReadBooks @Shley9225 an entire page is missing (either 142 or 141, I think; I made a post about it when I reviewed the book on here). 4d
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Picnic at Hanging Rock | Joan Lindsay
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t really mesh with this one. If it hadn‘t been an audiobook I probably would have DNF‘d it, but I liked the narrator. Glad I got it on #borrowbox rather than #audible .

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Howls Moving Castle | Diana Wynne Jones
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Book 2 for #adventrecommends Howl‘s Moving Castle!

Longtime favourite. Husband has bought me the Folio Society edition for Christmas (there may have been some hinting...)

batsy Oh, how lovely 😍 1w
SupTeaReadBooks @batsy I can‘t wait to get my hands on it (it‘s already wrapped). 1w
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Book one of #adventrecommends (Throughout advent, share a book you recommend - could be 24 from the past year, or of all time).

It might seem like a bit of a grim start, but I recommend this book - prepare yourself going in though! I thought I‘d be fine (read a lot of true crime, and I worked with cadavers during a medical illustration elective for my degree), but some of the realities of cremation got to me.

Props to @emilyrose_x for the idea!

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Somehow I managed to pull it off! (I wrote 5930 words in four hours. And they‘re readable. IDK how. That‘s some Stephen King level bullshit right there).

Hope all my fellow Littens did well!

#nanowrimo #authorsoflitsy #litsywriters #bulletjournal #bujo #bujospread

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I haven‘t seen many people doing this, and it‘s got some attention at #nanowrimo meets, so I thought I‘d share. This is my set-up for writing while I‘m out and about - my laptop is too heavy to carry everywhere, and would cost a lot to replace if something happened to it. I use a kindle fire and a folding bluetooth keyboard. Lightweight, cost (e8 all told, and I can recharge using a battery bank instead of having to plug in. #litsyauthors #writing

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One of my favourite youtubers got his own BBC4 show, Canal Boat Diaries. It‘s a weird experience watching him on the big screen. #offtopic

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Picnic at Hanging Rock | Joan Lindsay
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Have acquired #borrowbox mwahahahaaa! And my #varieteas box has arrived. Peaceful afternoon incoming. (Also changed my username to be closer to my youtube channel, since I‘m planning to get my finger out and work on that next year. Formerly PlayingBonny).

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The Golden Age of Murder | Martin Edwards
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Me: I need to stop doing book buying bans; I keep failing them.
Also me: I need to keep doing book buying bans; the universe keeps breaking them by dropping things like a signed copy of a wishlist book into discount shops.

batsy You had to have it! Great cover too 😍 3w
SupTeaReadBooks @batsy absolutely 😄😄 3w
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Husband: three new booksleeves?
Me: yeah, it‘s #nanowrimo , I‘m supposed to be writing...
Husband: Ohhh, of course, forgot what month it was.

Kimberlone I love the snowflake one! 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks @Kimberlone my Christmas one! Figured I‘d get a jump on it while I‘m wasting time 😂 (edited) 1mo
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Time for a new booksleeve! #crafts

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Trying out this one for size.

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1. Just finished The Celery Stalks at Midnight.
2. Six of Crows Duology
3. 139 including comics and graphic novels.
4. The Crow Trap

#teamstoker #scarathlon

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Finished with a couple of minutes to spare, whew. Time to start on 50,000 words 😂 #norestforthewicked #scarathlon #teamstoker

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Howliday Inn | James Howe
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Another fun nostalgia read. Now, can I finish book 3 before the clock strikes midnight? (And I immediately have to switch to NaNo, lol). #teamstoker #scarathlon

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Blueberry Oh, I loved the Bunnicula books. 1mo
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Bunnicula | Deborah Howe, James Howe, Alan Daniel
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A reread of an old favourite. Another 11 pts #teamstoker #scarathlon

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I‘m not going to have this finished before midnight as it‘s more involved than I thought, and also I could feel my phone heating up in my hand, but from what I‘ve played it‘s really fun. Yes, I‘ve been chasing ghosts around my kitchen, why do you ask? 😄

#teamstoker #scarathlon

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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5 other books:

Lair of the White Worm
Dracula‘s Guest and Other Stories
The Jewel of Seven Stars
The Lady of the Shroud
The Mystery of the Sea

#teamstoker #scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid Fantastic job sweetheart 70 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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And that‘s the #draculabuddyread finished. I‘d forgotten how much of a hard-on they all have for Mina 😂 #teamstoker #scarathlon

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Rivers of London Volume 3: Black Mould | Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel
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And Black Mould finished. Time I stopped procrastinating and started work, otherwise I won‘t be ready for NaNo tomorrow. #teamstoker #scarathlon

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And that‘s Night Witch finished. #Scarathlon #teamstoker

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Not getting on with Spellbound so I‘ve switched it up. Rivers of London awwww yisss. 11 pts for #teamstoker #scarathlon

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And issue 4 of Spellbound finished. I‘m not liking these as much as Misty, but there‘s less nostalgia since I didn‘t read them as a kid. #teamstoker #scarathlon

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Just finished the audiobook version. Non-theme for #scarathlon, but still 6 pts for #teamstoker

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Been feeling bad about listening to the non-theme audiobook tagged until I realised there‘s a number in the title 😅

1. Crooked Kingdom (collector‘s ed)
2. Funnybones
3. Hallowe‘en Party
4. Hallowe‘en Party
5. Besoboi/Demonslayer
6. Six of Crows
7. Field Guide to Vampires
8. Crooked Kingdom (c/e)
9. Crooked Kingdom (c/e)
10. Blood Price
11. Crooked Kingdom (c/e)
12. Crooked Kingdom (c/e)
13. Somebody That I Used to Know

#scarathlon #teamstoker

TheReadingMermaid Very nice!!! I've added you to the list for the drawing 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Issue 3 of Spellbound finished! #teamstoker #scarathlon

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Issue 2 finished. #teamstoker #scarathlon

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And the first issue of Spellbound! 11 points for #teamstoker #scarathlon

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The Premature Burial | Edgar Allan Poe
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Edgar Allan Poe.

5 other works:

The Tell-Tale Heart
The Cask of Amontillado
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Murders in the Rue Morgue

#teamstoker #scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid Fantastic 70 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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And that‘s Hallowe‘en Party finished. 21 points for #teamstoker , and my ‘about halloween‘ and ‘pumpkin on the cover‘ squares for the scavenger hunt. #scarathlon

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Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Somebody I Used to Know | Wendy Mitchell
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And finished. It‘s not a theme book, but is for the Scavenger Hunt as a book that scares you. Dementia is a terrifying prospect to me. #scarathlon #teamstoker

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Funnybones | Allan Ahlberg
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A quick kids read. Loved this when I was little, and it holds up. #scarathlon #teamstoker

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Quote is by Clive Barker. Other books include: The Hellbound Heart, Imajica, and the Thief of Always.

#teamstoker #scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid Excellent 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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First of the Misty holiday specials finished! #scarathlon #teamstoker

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Work today‘s been a nightmare of cancellations and lost parcels, so I‘m sacking it off before I balls something up, and watching this instead.

#teamstoker #scarathlon

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SupTeaReadBooks @TheReadingMermaid hi! I‘ve got a few posts with no zombie lady on them, do you want me to retag? 1mo
TheReadingMermaid Oh yes please do! I know I probably missed a few of yours and I apologize. This weekend was crazy 😵🤪😜 1mo
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SupTeaReadBooks @TheReadingMermaid no worries, I‘ll go back through now. 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks @TheReadingMermaid okay, all done, should be six 😊 1mo
TheReadingMermaid Got them all! Thank you sweetie 😘 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks @TheReadingMermaid no problem, thank you! 1mo
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Time for a movie #scarathlon #teamstoker

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And that‘s the 1980 annual finished #scarathlon #teamstoker

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3 other books: the vampire lestat, memnoch the devil, the vampire armand

#teamstoker #scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid Bravo sweetie 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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And that‘s the 1979 Misty annual finished, along with #24b4monday

Day one I read/listened from midnight til 2 am, then 11 til 5:30 = 8.5 hours.
Day two was midnight til 4 am, midday til 9 pm, then 10 pm til midnight = 15 hours.
Day three was midnight to 4 am again, but with the clock change that was five hours (thanks, insomnia!) Then 11 until 5, then 6-9, and 10-midnight, totalling 16 hours.
Overall = 37.5 hours. Whew.

#scarathlon #teamstoker

TheReadingMermaid Outstanding hun!!! 185 points!!!! 👏🎉🎉🎉🎉 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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And that‘s issue 101 done, the entire run except for annuals and specials (which I‘m about to start now). #scarathlon #teamstoker #24b4monday

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