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TorieStorieS

Joined October 2016

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The Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter
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All About Evie by Cathy Lamb
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And the Trees Crept In | Dawn Kurtagich
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The audio production of this spooky story is truly excellent and really adds to the overall eerie quality of the story. It‘s not so much a #Bloody story and sort of a #GhostStory but feels original. The plot twists a bit too much at times- and as much as I appreciated the sound effects, creepy whispering behind the narration, I wished that I had a physical copy too. #AudioColoring #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker 3pts #FallIsBooked

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Thanks, #NetGalley, for the fast and fun read! A haunted inheritance and the third book that I‘ve read this month to include the nursery rhyme about “One for sorrow/Two for joy/Three for a girl/Four for a boy...” The story is a straightforward one and while the characters aren‘t complex, this is entertaining and the plot definitely holds some surprises as it unfold across generations. #TeamStoker 3pts #Scarathlon

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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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Thanks, #NetGalley for the chance to read Jewell‘s latest! This is family drama & mystery as Libby comes into her inheritance & uncovers the truth behind her parentage. Told in varying perspectives, this page turner is hard to set aside! The characters all come to life & I wish there was more- I didn‘t want the story of these #wicked adults to end! There is more than one #skeleton here! #FallIsBooked #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker 3pts

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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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Wow- I had been looking forward to reading my October #BOTM, but I really wasn‘t expecting to read it in just one sitting! This is a quirky book that I couldn‘t tear myself away from as Lillian bonds with these twin stepchildren of an old friend! It‘s unique and lovely and captivating from start to finish! #Pumpkin #FallIsBooked #TeamStoker 3pts #Scarathlon

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TorieStorieS @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you enjoy it, too!! 🎃🎃🎃 5d
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OriginalCyn620 Love the decorations! 🎃 5d
TorieStorieS @OriginalCyn620 Thank you!!! 🎃🎃🎃 5d
k.reads.5 Great review, glad you enjoyed it! I definitely want to check this out since the story line sounds so unique! 4d
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 It‘s definitely a unique read that I enjoyed- and I hope you do, too! 😊 4d
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Ghoster | Jason Arnopp
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Thanks, #NetGalley for the chance to read Arnopp‘s book! It‘s a great one for October (and is also something of a Litsy anniversary for me, as his impressive debut novel was my first Litsy post!). This second novel is a fast-paced, modern and somehow still traditional horror novel that will have you thinking about addiction, your phone and dark futures... #TeamStoker 3pts #Scarathlon

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#TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid sorry for the state of these circles! 🤣🤣🤣 5pts

TheReadingMermaid No worries 😊 🧟‍♀️ 6d
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Slash | Hunter Shea
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This is my first experience with Shea‘s writing- and I‘m sure it won‘t be my last (it looks like many of his earlier titles are available through KindleUnlimited)! I enjoyed this straightforward horror novel! With a high body count, lots of gore and some fun dialogue, this action-packed book makes for a quick and perfect October read! Thanks, #NetGalley! 3 pts #Scarathlon #TeamStoker

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RiverKScottWrites Oooh sounds great! 6d
TorieStorieS @RiverKScottWrites Thanks- if you read it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 🤗 6d
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RiverKScottWrites @TorieStorieS It‘s and arc, right? Are the other ones as good? 6d
TorieStorieS @RiverKScottWrites It comes out 10/24! I haven‘t read anything else yet by Shea- but I‘m looking forward to catching up on his backlog! 6d
Gissy Love that hand candle holder? 😍 5d
TorieStorieS @Gissy Thanks- it‘s one of my favorite decorations too! 👏🎃🎃👏🖐 5d
Gissy It is unique! 5d
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Since finishing August‘s BOTM, I have been looking forward to catching up on Ware‘s backlog! Luckily, one of my in-person book clubs chose this one for October! I could barely stand to put this one down! It‘s a definite page turner- and one that I enjoyed reading by the light of the almost #FullMoon last night! A great October read! #ChillingPhotoChallenge #Scarathlon #TeamStoker 3 pts

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TorieStorieS @TheReadingMermaid That was so fast!!! 1w
TheReadingMermaid Haha I just jumped on right now 😉 1w
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Gissy Nice photo!❤️ 7d
TorieStorieS @Gissy Thanks!!! I love my fall crows!! 😊 7d
Clwojick Great photo! 7d
TorieStorieS @Clwojick Thank you!!! 😊😊😊 7d
k.reads.5 Awesome photo! I loved this book as well! 6d
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 Thanks!! Yeah- I couldn‘t put it down!! I still have two of her books unread on my TBR... I am tempted to read them all this month, but I‘m also trying to savor them by spreading them out.... 6d
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This overview of human biology will bring back memories of the last science class you took - but in typical Bryson fashion, he livens up his chapters dispelling old wives‘ tales, with biographical detail on important people you may not know, and plenty of interesting, share-worthy facts. I think this is a good book for dipping in and out of! Thanks, #NetGalley, for showing so many paths to the #graveyard! #ChillingPhotoChallenge 3pts #TeamStoker

Crazeedi Oh I need to read this!! 1w
TorieStorieS @Crazeedi It comes out next week! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!😊 1w
Crazeedi @TorieStorieS I enjoy his books 1w
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TorieStorieS @Crazeedi I do too!! I have missed a few (and I own at least one that I haven‘t read yet!) ☺️ 1w
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k.reads.5 Great review! I love non-fiction so am excited to check this out. I haven't read any of Bryson's other books but keep meaning to! 1w
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 Thanks!! I liked this a lot and really enjoyed his earlier memoirs! 1w
Crazeedi @TorieStorieS I have 2 I haven't read, but I've listened to a couple and read a couple 1w
readordierachel Love the candle 💀 1w
TorieStorieS @Crazeedi oh I bet he‘s great on audio!!! I definitely have to try that!! 1w
Crazeedi @TorieStorieS his book a walk in the woods is hilarious on audio 1w
TorieStorieS @Crazeedi I bet! I remember enjoying that one in print too! 1w
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The Baker's Daughter | Sarah McCoy
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This‘s my #ReadAroundTheWorldChallenge book for #Germany- & I much preferred the WWII German setting to the present day El Paso, TX one but I think it‘s tricky to set books in this time period, especially with them having ties to the Nazi party. I had hoped for something more here & I really didn‘t care for any of the modern storyline at all or the characters there! Looking forward to listening to something a bit more seasonal next! #AudioColoring

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🧡🧡 2w
TorieStorieS @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks!! I love using watercolor!! 😊😊😊 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TorieStorieS you‘re welcome!! 💗 2w
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Well, I have been saving this one since August to read now during this #Harvest season, as it‘s definitely a #BookSetDuringAurumn! It‘s my second graphic novel and definitely more fun than my first! Sweet, pumpkin-filled pictures and adorable characters and fun dialogue! Plus, it‘s got a pumpkin on the cover- and it takes place on Halloween! 6pts for #TeamStoker #ScaryScavengerHunt #Spooktober #FallIsBooked

Palimpsest I love this graphic novel! 2w
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Crazeedi Love your arrangement! 2w
Eggs Nice mash-up!! Love Rainbow Rowell 2w
Stacypatrice I‘m with @Crazeedi ! This looks amazing! 2w
OriginalCyn620 Love your decorations! 😊🧡🎃 2w
TorieStorieS @Palimpsest I‘m happy to see so much Litsy Love for it!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
TorieStorieS @Crazeedi Thanks!!! This sideboard is one of the first things you see when you come inside, so I always have fun decorating it each season! 🎃🎃🎃 2w
TorieStorieS @Eggs oh, me too!! She‘s the best! And thanks- was glad it worked out! 😂 2w
TorieStorieS @Stacypatrice Thanks!! I always enjoy decorating!!! 🎃🎃🎃 2w
TorieStorieS @OriginalCyn620 Thank you!!! I have been adding one or two each year, but I am running out of room!! 🤣🤣🤣🎃🎃🎃 2w
k.reads.5 Awesome review! Looks so perfect for fall! 2w
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 Thank you!!! 🤗🤗🤗 2w
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Seven Crows | Kate Kessler
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Kessler‘s latest standalone thriller makes for a fast-paced read that I had a hard time putting down! Main character, Killian Delaney is an ex-con willing to risk it all to get her niece back from the clutches of the man who she was sent to prison for assaulting. It‘s not really a #ghostly read, though plenty are sent to the #graveyard here! #TeamStoker #scarathlon 3pts #ChillingPhotoChallenge #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge

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4thhouseontheleft I love this picture! 2w
TorieStorieS @4thhouseontheleft Thanks!! I found two of these little crows at I think Target years ago and I just love them! 🎃 2w
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The Furies | Katie Lowe
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Well this British version of The Craft had more #Murder than I expected!! These teen witches are dark, and this book is beautifully written! I enjoyed it quite a bit! A perfect read for a #DarkNight! #Scarathlon #Team Stoker 2 points #Spooktober #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge

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k.reads.5 I've been curious about this one! Glad you enjoyed it! 2w
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 I liked it more than I expected even!! 🎃🎃🎃 2w
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The Furies | Katie Lowe
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Well this British version of The Craft had more #Murder than I expected!! These teen witches are dark, and this book is beautifully written! I enjoyed it quite a bit! A perfect read for a #DarkNight! #Scarathlon #Team Stoker 2 points #Spooktober #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge

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Marley: A Novel | Jon Clinch
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This is the second book I‘ve read that attempts to fill in the blanks of Jacob Marley‘s life. Here, Scrooge & Marley meet at a grim boarding school- & from the very start, the partnership between them is an unbalanced & dark one. There are a few Christmases here, but the dour notes of the book hardly make this one of Yuletide cheer! It‘s well-written & Clinch manages to evoke a Dickensian essence well. I hoped for a bit more redemption. #NetGalley

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Twisted River | Siobhan MacDonald
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This audiobook is an exciting domestic drama surrounding two families that do a house swap- one from Limerick and one in NYC. Secrets lead to chaos and though parts were predictable and a bit manipulative for the reader, it still captured my attention from start to finish! Plus, some action takes place on Halloween! It was an unexpected bonus as I didn‘t expect this to count for the #ScaryScavengerHunt #TeamStoker #Screamathon 2pts #Audiocoloring

TheReadingMermaid if it takes place on Halloween then you get the full six points my dear. Five points for the book and 1pt for the participation post. 🧟‍♀️ 2w
TorieStorieS Oooo!!! Indeed the main events all take place on Halloween!!! 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃 2w
4thhouseontheleft 🧡🖤👻🎃 2w
Linsy Pretty! 🐦 2w
TorieStorieS @Linsy Thanks!!! ☺️ 2w
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Group F for Fantasy reads is complete!! I‘m so excited for my first time participating in #LMPBC with you, @CareBear , @Owlizabeth , and @babyruth2510 !!

I was thinking of choosing The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins- it‘s been on my TBR for a while! What do you guys think?

CareBear It‘s my first time too! I haven‘t read the book you mentioned so it‘s fine with me! I‘m so looking forward to this. ❤️ 2w
Owlizabeth First timer here! That book sounds fantastic! I‘m having trouble finding something less than 400 pages - I‘d love to do Starless by Jacqueline Carey, but it‘s almost 600 pages. I‘m thinking Stardust by Neil Gaiman?? Thoughts? @CareBear @babyruth2510 ?? 2w
CareBear @Owlizabeth honestly Starless is on my TBR, so if everyone else agreed, I would be down for it despite the page numbers. I‘ve read but Stardust but it‘s been a while and Neil gaiman 😍 @babyruth2510 2w
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Owlizabeth @CareBear ooh, that sounds good! 2w
TorieStorieS I‘m up for Sorcery of Thorns- I actually already have a copy but haven‘t read it yet! And the longer page count doesn‘t bother me- especially since @CareBear has read Stardust! But that one works for me, too, @Owlizabeth - it‘s fun that we are all in this together! @babyruth2510 , what are you thinking? 2w
babyruth2510 Hi ladies. Everyone's choices sound good. Longer page count is okay by me. How does an Unkindness of Magicians sound as my pick? I'm new to fantasy so I'm open to anything. @CareBear @Owlizabeth @TorieStorieS I'm excited for this! 2w
TorieStorieS @babyruth2510 @CareBear @Owlizabeth yay!!! I‘m so excited for our choices!! They all sound fun!!!❤️❤️❤️ 2w
CareBear Sounds good to me, @babyruth2510 😊 2w
Owlizabeth Yes! Starless it is!! I‘m so excited for this! @CareBear @babyruth2510 2w
CareBear @TorieStorieS @Owlizabeth @babyruth2510 we aren‘t supposed to read our own picks first, are we? 2w
babyruth2510 I dont know. The rules dont specify. I'm cool with whichever. Just tell me which book I need to start with. 😁 @TorieStorieS @Owlizabeth @CareBear 2w
TorieStorieS @babyruth2510 @CareBear @Owlizabeth In the full details, it sounds like we start with our own book first, so pick, then read and markup that book first and then make sure the copy gets to the next person - we are ahead of the schedule by selecting before November 1! 😊 2w
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The Mother-in-Law | Sally Hepworth
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The #Coffin count is surprisingly high in this domestic thriller! I ended up staying up WAY past my bedtime and finished this in practically one sitting! It has its predictable moments but it sure hooks you in with fast pacing and a good balance between the perspectives offered. #Scarathlon #TeamStoker 2 pts #ChillingPhotoChallenge #BlackCat #FallIsBooked

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Under the Water | Paul Pen
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Yikes! This is marks my first experience with Pen‘s writing- thanks, #NetGalley! It‘s easy to fall under this thriller‘s #spell - the opening chapters are quite mysterious as it sets up a trip through Idaho that is #...ToDieFor - I don‘t want to give too much away, but the opening‘s eeriness certainly makes this a great choice for the season! #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker 3 pts #Scarathlon #Over200pages #ScaryScavengerHunt #SoaringScores

Cinfhen Sounds like it‘s going to be a good read 🤞🏽 2w
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen I loved the beginning- the less you know going in, the better I think! 2w
CrowCAH Great photo; dead fish 🐠! 2w
TorieStorieS @CrowCAH Thanks!!!! ☺️☺️☺️ 2w
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Thanks for the tag, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks !!
🌧Our dog celebrated his 11th birthday with this bully stick!
🌧It rained all day today, so I finished catching up on some #LitsyLove, read and took down all the summer decorations that you can see in the background here!
🌧Book club Sunday, visit my dad before that
🌧@AmyG @Stacypatrice @Jas16 want to play #WondrousWednesday @Eggs

TheSpineView Awww... ❤🐾 3w
AmyG Thanks! ❤️ 3w
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Eggs Sweet dog 🐕! Lucky you with the rain ☔️ 3w
TorieStorieS @Eggs Yes! It‘s been a lovely rainy day!! 😊 3w
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Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Here‘s my summer quarter for #Booked2019-
📚Genre-busting: The Perfect Wife-J. P. Delaney
📚Muslim Author/MC: An Unnecessary Woman- Rabih Alameddine
📚Book to movie: Pet Sematary- Stephen King
📚Graphic Novel: Sweet Valley High- Katy Rex
📚Book Gifted to you: Paper Ghosts- Julia Heaberlin
📚Diverse Middle Grade: Kondi‘s Quest- Sylvia Stewart

k.reads.5 Nice! The Perfect Wife is on my TBR! 3w
BlameJennyJane Wait... what?!?! A Sweet Valley High GN? Yes!!! 3w
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 I really enjoyed The Perfect Wife!!! 3w
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TorieStorieS @BlameJennyJane I wish that it had been good... not sure who the intended audience is for the SVH book, but it‘s not made for fans of the original books!! 😢😢😢 3w
BlameJennyJane @TorieStorieS oh, that‘s so disappointing. I love the idea of a reboot... but some get it so wrong. It‘s too bad. 3w
TorieStorieS @BlameJennyJane I mean, I will probably try a second one if it comes out because I am so optimistic... 3w
Cinfhen Love your drawings 💜 3w
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen Thanks!!!! ☺️☺️☺️ 3w
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Thanks again, @derr.liz for this book from last year‘s Hocus Pocus Swap! It‘s the first book I finished in October- and since I started it in September, it‘s also the last book for the summer quarter of #Booked2019 (book gifted to me!). #Haunted by the death of her sister, this is a riveting quest for the truth! I couldn‘t put it down!! #ChillingPhotoChallenge 2pts. #ScaryScavengerHunt (death of a character) #TeamStoker

Cinfhen Cool cover 3w
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TorieStorieS @Cinfhen I was glad to find some scrapbook paper to match it- Halloween decorations haven‘t gotten up just yet (maybe because I have been too busy reading this one!!🤣🤣🤣) 3w
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Screamland | Harold Sipe, Hector Casanova
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Wow!! Thank you, @Marmie7 !!! Three books that I‘ve been wanting to read for a long time plus some new treats to try, a fun game and a shark!! Now I just have to find a place to display him!! Thank you!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

And a big thank you to @4thhouseontheleft for organizing this super fun way to kick off October with the opening of this #ScreamathonSwap package!!! 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃

LibrarianRyan You got JAWS!!!!!!! 3w
TorieStorieS @LibrarianRyan I know!!! It‘s my favorite movie!!! My dog is named Brody after the chief of police!! 3w
LibrarianRyan @TorieStorieS Very cool. I sent someone the Scooby Doo house pop for one of the swaps. Cant wait for them to open it. 3w
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TorieStorieS @librarianryan Fun!!! I may have also sent a cool Funko in the package I sent for this swap!! I‘m also dying for them to open it!!! 🤣🤣🤣 (edited) 3w
AmyG Jaws. That‘s awesome. 3w
TorieStorieS @AmyG 🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈 3w
MaleficentBookDragon Oh I need that Funko!🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈 3w
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Screamland | Harold Sipe, Hector Casanova
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@Marmie7 Ooooo- look at this pretty wrapping! Fun and festive- but I can‘t wait to tear it all open!!! 🎃🎃🎃🎃 #ScreamathonSwap @4thhouseontheleft

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Screamland | Harold Sipe, Hector Casanova
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@Marmie7 @4thhouseontheleft I‘m looking forward to opening up the #ScreamathonSwap package tomorrow!! 😬🎃🥳

Marmie7 Yay! Hope you like everything! 3w
4thhouseontheleft ☠ 🙌 🙌 3w
marleed I can‘t wait to watch all this go down. It‘s my first October on Litsy! 3w
TorieStorieS @marleed last year I did three Halloween/Fall swaps... this year I signed up for 5!!! It‘s the best time of the year!! 🎃🎃🎃 3w
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Chasing the Moon | A. Lee Martinez
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While this isn‘t my favorite of Martinez‘s novels, I did have a fun time listening to this one! The monsters are great and it‘s certainly an original read! I think this one would be the perfect set-up for a TV show! It‘s a lot of fun! #AudioColoring

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Lock Me In | KATE. SIMANTS
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Thanks, #NetGalley, for this riveting read!! I read the majority of this in just one sitting! The characters all come to life and there are plenty of surprises to the plot that keeps you guessing and turning pages! This is an impressive debut and I cannot wait to see what Simants writers next!!

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Sweet Valley High | Katy Rex, Andres Genolet
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I have been so excited for this! Plus, it seems fitting for my first-ever #graphicnovel read to be a Sweet Valley book! Unfortunately this didn‘t live up to my expectations- there‘s very little continuity with the original series and the brand names and cell phones are distracting... plus, I thought the art work would be... prettier. Because I‘m optimistic, if the series continues, I am sure I will still buy it though! #Booked2019

kamoorephoto Ugh, cell phones ruin everything. 3w
LibrarianRyan I agree. I was not impressed with this 3w
TorieStorieS @kamoorephoto Hahahahaha, they do! I guess I kinda hoped that they would be setting these in the 80s where they belong!! 3w
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TorieStorieS @LibrarianRyan I know!! I don‘t know why I had such high hopes... it didn‘t seem like the new writers had much familiarity with the original series.... 😬 3w
4thhouseontheleft That‘s too bad! 😔 3w
TorieStorieS @4thhouseontheleft I‘m not giving up on graphic novels though! I am looking forward to reading Pumpkinheads next month! 🎃🎃🎃 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Well, at least it checked off a prompt ... 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3w
TorieStorieS @BarbaraTheBibliophage Indeed! I will post my wrap up for the quarter later today! 😊 3w
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Rust and Stardust | T Greenwood
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Inspired by the true events of Sally Horner‘s kidnapping in 1948, this book spans the two years she is held. It crosses multiple states, voices and is something of a footnote that this crime also inspired Lolita. I like Greenwood‘s writing and this audio version is performed well with dark subject matter and moments of hope. #AudioColoring

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Kondi's Quest | Sylvia Stewart
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I‘m not the intended audience for this one but it managed to fulfill both the #DiverseMiddleGrade prompt for #Booked2019 AND #Malawi for the #ReadAroundTheWorldChallenge- plus it was available through #KindleUnlimited! I liked the details of daily life in Malawi, there wasn‘t enough there to overcome the more problematic parts of the plot. I expected the heavy-handed Sunday school lessons, but everything with the father made me uncomfortable

Cinfhen Sorry it wasn‘t a total pick but at least you got a #doubledip 3w
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen indeed!! 😁 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job, even if was just so-so. ♥️📚👊🏻 3w
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Marrow Charm by Kristin Jacques isn‘t in the Litsy system yet... but it‘s released next week and I cannot recommend this terrific fantasy novel enough!! It was a spur of the moment #NetGalley request and I loved every page of it! Strong characters, an exciting plot and impeccable world-building all combine to make this one of my favorites of 2019! Beware of a cliffhanger of an ending though!! I can‘t wait for the sequel!!!!

StayCurious Great picture! 3w
TorieStorieS @StayCurious Thank you!!! 😊😊😊 3w
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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This is my first experience with Krueger‘s writing- and it won‘t be my last! I loved my #BOTM pick! Odie‘s odyssey from his escape from a school in Minnesota is riveting from start to finish! Set in the early 1930s, the detail feels accurate and all of the characters come to life! I loved it!!!

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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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Although I think I had seen the first movie adaptation, when I saw that Michael C. Hall performed the audio version, I put my Audible credit to good use!! I loved this! His accents are excellent-and who knew he could nail a cat‘s meow?!- and the story itself builds your #FrightAndFear along quite steadily! #SoulSeptember #AudioColoring

AmyG I loved that awful B-movie version. 1mo
tessavi Cute raccoon drawing! 1mo
TorieStorieS @AmyG I‘m actually putting that version on right now!!! 1mo
TorieStorieS @tessavi Thanks!!!! ☺️☺️☺️ 1mo
Eggs Good choice 😱😱 1mo
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 7

Want to join in on sharing some #CoverLove, @VioletMoonBooks ? Just post a different cover and tag a different litten each day, no explanation needed!

Thanks again to @erzascarletbookgasm for the original tag!! And I am enjoying seeing @Stacypatrice and @NeedsMoreBooks posts!

NeedsMoreBooks The cover is mind-bending 🙃 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed seeing all your covers! 👍💗 1mo
TorieStorieS @NeedsMoreBooks I know!!! The story is a bit genre bending too!😁 1mo
TorieStorieS @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks!!! 🥰🥰🥰 1mo
readordierachel Good one! And I loooved this book. 1mo
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The Swarm: A Novel | Frank Schatzing
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#7Covers7Days #CoverCrush Day 6

Want to join in the #coverlove, @arlenefinnigan - just post seven covers over the next seven days, no explanation needed and tag someone to join in each day!

NeedsMoreBooks So pretty! 💙💙 1mo
TorieStorieS @NeedsMoreBooks Thanks! This book is one that I literally stayed up all night to read in one sitting!! I haven‘t re-read yet, but I plan on doing so soon!! 😄 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Oh, I don‘t know this author or book. A page-turner, huh..will look it up 👍 1mo
TorieStorieS @erzascarletbookgasm It‘s translated from German- I think the author has a few other books but this one was my favorite- and definitely a book I bought just because of the cover! 1mo
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Dachshund Through the Snow | David Rosenfelt
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Though it‘s not quite the season for holiday reads, I am always ready for a new David Rosenfelt book! Despite the holiday title, this one isn‘t too Christmassy- in fact, the twisting plot and signature humor make this a real treat to #SitDown and read! #RedRoseSeptember #DogsOfLitsy

arlenefinnigan Nice! 1mo
Cinfhen Love this photo!!!! Cute pup 🐶 1mo
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TorieStorieS @Cinfhen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks! His birthday is coming up- I can‘t believe he will be 11!! 1mo
gradcat I love these books...anything with a dog or a cat and I‘m in...or any other pet for that matter!! 😂 Happy Birthday to the pup—he‘s beautiful!! 🐶 ♥️ (edited) 1mo
TorieStorieS @gradcat Thanks!! Yes- I love this series too!! And I will pass along the birthday wishes! 😁😁😁 1mo
gradcat 😂🤣😅 Please do! 🐕 1mo
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Black Jewels Trilogy | Anne Bishop
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 5

I might have missed if you did this already, @4thhouseontheleft but if not, did you want to join in posting some #coverlove for the next seven days, tagging in a new litten each day- no explanation needed?

LibrarianRyan 😅 😃Nice try lady! I did mine! 😂 Seriously, thanks for the tag. 1mo
NeedsMoreBooks Doing it 😊 1mo
TorieStorieS Hahahahaha- I know, @LibrarianRyan I saw, but I know of your #CoverLovin‘ ways!! 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
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Deviant | Harold Schechter
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This true crime read is probably not what #Wisconsin wants to be known for, but Schechter‘s slightly sensational version of Gein‘s crimes makes for a fascinating listen that covers the facts, the rumors and the legacy of Ed Gein. #AudioColoring

Gezemice Beautiful colors! 1mo
TorieStorieS @Gezemice Thanks!!! 😊 1mo
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The Doomsday Key | James Rollins
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As I finished this one up, I noticed how well these strawberries matched the cover! 🤣

The sixth installment to the Sigma Force series picks up a year after the last book. As usual, the team splits and then converges together in the same underlying plot. It‘s exciting- though perhaps not the most unpredictable in the series to date. Still, it was a fast and fun read!

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To Kill a Kingdom | Alexandra Christo
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#7Covers7Days #CoverCrush Day 4

Want to join in, @NeedsMoreBooks - just post a cover you love for the next seven days, no explanation needed!

NeedsMoreBooks Ooh! I haven‘t played before. Thank you for the tag. Who all do I tag? Do I tag you in all the 7 posts? Was wondering as have seen different variations. 1mo
TorieStorieS @NeedsMoreBooks I don‘t think it matters- I have been tagging for my posts the person who originally tagged me as well as those that I‘m tagging in, but I don‘t think you have to do anything other than tag someone new for each post! 😊 1mo
NeedsMoreBooks @TorieStorieS thanks! ❤️ 1mo
TorieStorieS @NeedsMoreBooks No problem!! I think the most important thing is to have fun with it!! I‘m looking forward to seeing what you choose! 🤗🤗🤗 1mo
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Heft: A Novel | Liz Moore
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I wasn‘t quite sure what to expect from this one- but it‘s been on my TBR for quite a while! The audio version is wonderfully performed- and great for #audiocoloring! That ending though.... it‘s sooooo abrupt and I feel cheated out of the scene the whole book was building towards!!! Still, I did enjoy listening and would tentatively try another from this author!

Megabooks This one is amazing 1mo
TorieStorieS @Megabooks Thanks for the recommendation- Stacked!! 📚 1mo
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 3

Sorry for the break! Was surprised with an impromptu weekend away!! But I‘m looking forward to finishing up my seven days and tagging @k.reads.5 who always has such nice comments to join in on the #CoverLove!

erzascarletbookgasm Gorgeous cover! 1mo
TorieStorieS @erzascarletbookgasm I really loved the book, too!! Beautifully written!! ❤️❤️ 1mo
k.reads.5 Aww, thanks so much for the kind words! I'll try and think of one! Loved Astonishing Color, great pick! 1mo
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 It‘s just a fun thing- seven days of tagging beautiful covers, no explanation needed and then each day, you tag a Litten to play along! 1mo
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 2

Another favorite edition of a favorite book by one of my very favorite authors!!

@LibrarianRyan I know you regularly show your #CoverLove but do you want to join in on 7 days of 7 favorites, no explanation needed?

erzascarletbookgasm I loved this book! And your edition is beautiful with all the gold 🤩 1mo
TorieStorieS @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks!! I actually have two other copies with different covers of this one on my shelves! 🤣🤣 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Mine is the red cover paperback 😊 not half as beautiful as this. ❤️ 1mo
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LibrarianRyan Technically I'm behind. I posted one when prompted by @Jennifer88 and have not got my last 6. I need to dig into my shelves. 1mo
Eyelit 💙💙💙 1mo
TorieStorieS @erzascarletbookgasm That version was the first one I read!! I have long since given it away but I am sure that if I stumble across one for the right price, it will be back on my shelves! 🤣 1mo
TorieStorieS @LibrarianRyan Woops!! I didn‘t realize!! Good luck with the digging!! 😁 1mo
PaperbackPirate I have the same edition and I love it so much, inside and out! 😍 1mo
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An Unorthodox Match | Naomi Ragen
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I enjoyed reading this very well-written & finely detailed novel! You can smell the challah, feel the heat of the candles & cheer & struggle along with these very interesting characters! The book opens with Leah joining an Orthodox community which allows for a lot of the details into the rituals, rules and customs of this part of the Jewish faith to be woven into the narrative. The plot isn‘t unexpected but this is a good read! Thanks, #NetGalley!

Insightsintobooks I loved this book. 1mo
TorieStorieS @Insightsintobooks I‘m so glad! Ragen is a talented author!! 😃 1mo
k.reads.5 Great review! This sounds so interesting! 1mo
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 Thanks!! It‘s definitely a fascinating read- it comes out 9/24! 1mo
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What Rose Forgot | Nevada Barr
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Wowza! I really enjoyed this book- thank you, #NetGalley!! Rose comes to in a field, clad in a hospital gown and with huge gaps in her memory. Not even 70 years old, and aided by her teenage granddaughter, this is a delightful and surprisingly action-packed thriller as Rose picks ups the pieces of her life! Had it not been for a crazy night of terrible storms, I definitely would have read this in one sitting!

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Anne of Green Gables | L M Montgomery
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 1

This is probably my favorite cover of one of my very favorite books! Thanks, @erzascarletbookgasm for including me!!

Passing this cover love over to @Stacypatrice - can‘t wait to see your favorite covers!! ❤️❤️❤️

Cinfhen Pretty photo and fabulous cover 1mo
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen Thank you!!! 😘😘😘 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Such a lovely cover/edition! Great photo too! 👏 1mo
TorieStorieS @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you!! I‘m having such fun with this!! 🤗🤗🤗 1mo
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The Book of Polly: A Novel | Kathy Hepinstall
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I really loved this book! I have read a few of the author‘s previous books, but this touchingly comedic coming-of-age novel is by far my favorite! It‘s warm, hopeful and full of many memorable moments! Willow and Polly both have a lot of #Spirit and this audio version is impeccably performed! Great for #AudioColoring! #SoulSeptember

Eyelit That‘s just lovely! 1mo
Eggs Beautiful 👏🏻🤗 1mo
TorieStorieS @Eyelit @Eggs Thank you both so much!! I don‘t usually use colored pencils for coloring, but I was quite pleased with how this turned out! 😊 1mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Wow - that‘s beautiful! 1mo
TorieStorieS @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Thank you!!☺️☺️☺️ 1mo
Crazeedi Beautiful!! 1mo
TorieStorieS @Crazeedi Thanks!!! 🤗🤗🤗 1mo
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I‘m sure at some point, I made a #BucketList to read all prize-winning novels- and while I haven‘t kept up with that goal, this 2014 #PulitzerPrizeWinner is one that I‘m glad I didn‘t miss! I‘m thankful that it‘s my real-life book club choice for this month! Beautifully, lushly written with brief chapters to heighten the pacing, I loved it! Though my mounting dread had me set it aside a few times!! #SelfImprovementSept

OriginalCyn620 That‘s a good one to put on the bucket list! 1mo
DivineDiana A favorite! Gorgeous writing! ❤️ 1mo
TorieStorieS @OriginalCyn620 But a daunting one!! 😊 1mo
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TorieStorieS @DivineDiana I completely agree!! 😃 1mo
k.reads.5 Yes! Loved this book, one of my favorites! 1mo
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 I loved it, too!! Hauntingly lovely!! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
ljuliel I have yet to read this and no doubt it‘s good. I‘ve seen so many good reviews on it. In fact, I was perusing someone‘s online book reviews the other day , and most of his reviews were negative , many getting only one star. I found it interesting that he raved about how good this was. Apparently he‘s only found one really good book, and this was it. 😊 (edited) 1mo
TorieStorieS @ljuliel Hah! That‘s pretty funny!! I think this one surpassed the hype for me! If you do get around to it, I hope you enjoy it, too!! 🤗🤗🤗 1mo
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This is first experience with this author- thanks, #NetGalley! It‘s a police procedural with a main character recently returning to her work as a DI- but is she really ready? This fast-paced thriller shifts perspectives and makes for a promising start to a series!

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This is a fast-paced read - sort of a medically inspired Fatal Attraction. Told through multiple perspectives this book moves quickly and it‘s never boring. But the plot crosses the line into sheer incredulity. The characters don‘t feel quite realistic either. Still it‘s entertaining enough! Thanks, #NetGalley!

ReadingisMyPassion I just finished this book last night. It was soooo good. 1mo
TorieStorieS @ReadingisMyPassion I‘m glad you enjoyed it!! 😊 1mo
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