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Traci1

Traci1

Joined December 2017

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them. -Lemony Snickett
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐I put this down last month with 50 pages left because I wasn't emotionally prepared for the end. Finishing it today, Henry asked "Mommy why are you reading that book if it makes you cry?"
#wintergames2021 +106 #mistletoemaniacs
1+15(tbr)+(1hourx9thonsx10)
@Clwojick
#wintercosy @PuddleJumper #wrapitupreadathon @keys_on_fire #averymerryreadathon @TheSpineView #bookspin #christmasfilms #merrybookmas #comfortandjoy

PuddleJumper Oh dear, I will brace myself when reading it! It's in my TBR pile 22h
Traci1 @PuddleJumper it was so good. But definitely keep some tissues handy. 22h
TheSpineView On my TBR list. I'll be sure to have the tissues ready. 22h
Clwojick I still have to read the first one, but I haven‘t been able to get the audiobook anywhere! I have the second one through NetGalley, and I keep wanting to start it ❤️ 18h
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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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#botm day!

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December | Eve Bunting
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My December #bookspinbingo

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Finished my reread of the first 8 Expanse books. Now I can start Leviathan Falls. I'm so excited but sad to see it end.

#wintergames2021 +1,116 #mistletoemaniacs
1+15(tbr)+(11hoursx10thonsx10)
@Clwojick
#wintercosy @PuddleJumper #littenlisten @aperfectmjk #wrapitupreadathon @keys_on_fire #averymerryreadathon @TheSpineView #bookspin #christmasfilms #merrybookmas #comfortandjoy #clearyourshit #csreadathon

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Silver Bells | Debbie Macomber
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Clwojick This is so pretty! ❤️ 18h
Traci1 @Clwojick thanks. 😊 14h
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Deck the Halls | Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark
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Clwojick ❤️🤍❤️🤍❤️ 2d
marleed So festive! 2d
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Persepolis Rising | James S. A. Corey
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Probably my least favorite of the series, but I still love it. Jefferson Mayes does a phenomenal job with the narration as always. Starting my re-listen of Tiamat's Wrath this afternoon.

#wintergames2021 +1,216 #mistletoemaniacs
1+15(tbr)+(12hoursx10thonsx10)
@Clwojick
#wintercosy @PuddleJumper #littenlisten @aperfectmjk #wrapitupreadathon @keys_on_fire #averymerryreadathon @TheSpineView #bookspin #christmasfilms #merrybookmas #comfortandjoy

Clwojick Woohoo! ❤️ 2d
TheSpineView Awesome ❤📖💚🎄❤ 2d
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The Green Book | Jill Paton Walsh
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Today's red and green #festivephotochallenge pic was one that popped up in my Facebook memories this morning. Six years ago I tried to create a bookish tree, but honestly green book jackets are just hard to find, so it was pretty squatty.

+16 #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

Clwojick Fun! 3d
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Leviathan Falls | James S. A. Corey
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This is my #bookspin list and my #wintergames tbr for team #MistletoeManiacs

My focus is mostly on finishing my rereads of the Expanse books so I can read Leviathan Falls, which comes out tomorrow! 😁 I've got a couple holiday books planned, but I'll probably add more as we get more into December. I'm hoping to get my reading mojo back soon. I've only finished 3 or 4 this month, all of them audios.

@TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5d
Clwojick Sometimes audiobooks are the only way to get my through my slumps. ❤️ 5d
Sresendez12 I so wanted to get to Go Tell the Bees I‘m Gone this year but I‘ve only just finished my reread of book six. Next year! Hope you love it! 4d
Traci1 @Sresendez12 I'd been hoping to finish a reread of the series first, but I only made it halfway through book 5 by the time it came out and didn't want to wait. Probably should have though because there are things that I'm finding I've forgotten. I'm still enjoying it, but if I had the willpower, waiting would have been better. 4d
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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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Yay for #botm day! Malibu Rising was the only boty finalist that I didn't have, so I picked that even though I'm not especially interested in it. But Holiday Swap was on my Santa wishlist, so I'm stoked to get that one. 😀

What's in your little blue box?

Twainy I read Malibu Rising through the library so I was left with the Summer Vacation book. Oh no. Is that a romance! Ugh THREE Romances this year?! I love BOTM Day. LOL 7d
maleahrae We're box twins!! 7d
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I have a signed copy coming from Poisoned Pen, but no way am I waiting for it to get here to start reading. So excited!!! 😁

mdm139 My copy just arrived! 2w
erinreads Enjoy! Excited to get to this soon! 2w
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Dilophosaurus | Duchesne, Lucie, Crichton, Michael, Leitch, Andrew
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Happy Halloween from me and my little dino wrangler. 🎃

Leftcoastzen So cute! 1mo
Read-y_Picker Ugh toooo adorable 🥰! Happy Halloween 👻! 1mo
GingerAntics 🥰🥰🥰 1mo
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Omg, that was SUPER fast! #botm is on fire this month. 😃

swishandflick Wow! 1mo
BrittanyReads 😳whoa!😳 1mo
Aims42 Score!!!!! 1mo
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My Happy Place | Wild Pages Press
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My daughter and I were in Target doing some early Christmas shopping this morning. We passed another mother and daughter. The daughter says "clothes are my happy place." And the mom sighs and says "books are my happy place." My daughter laughed and said to me "it's your twin."

GingerAntics 😂🤣😂 1mo
Bookzombie 😂 1mo
Nute lol 1w
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I only got one book this month. Hoping it's a good one.

Twainy My yearly romance 👍🏼 1mo
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I'm hoping to get the full 20 hours in this weekend. I'm finishing Shadow of Night on audio, a Doctor Who in print and the tagged book on my kindle. I'm struggling to find the emotional fortitude to finish Whispering Door. I've only got about 50 pages left, but I keep putting it off because I'm afraid it's going to wreck me.

#20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 1mo
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Woohoo! I didn't even have to stalk the app this month. Happy #botm day!!

Megabooks I was surprised to see it up this early! 1mo
Traci1 @Megabooks yeah, it was the first time I've opened the app this month, and I wasn't even sort of expecting them to be up. 1mo
Megabooks Same when I opened it after breakfast! 1mo
Aims42 Wohoooo!!!! 1mo
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TVD is one of the few instances where I prefer the show to the books. Watched 4 episodes today.

+21 #scarathlon #teamhendrix @StayCurious

wanderinglynn Me too. I tried to read the first book but just didn‘t care for it. I like how they did characters in the show. 1mo
MallenNC Oh yeah. The show is much better. 1mo
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Scary Stuff | Sharon Fiffer
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Week three's total included:
5 audiobooks
1 print book
2 picture books
10 game points

Total for first 3 weeks: 23,331

#scarathlon #teamhendrix @StayCurious

StayCurious Amazing job! 1mo
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Double Dealer | Max Allan Collins
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Managed to finish one non-audio book this week. And it was a great one (for what it is). Collins is really good at these TV tie-ins. He gets the characters right, and it reads like an episode.

#scarathlon #teamhendrix @staycurious
5+1+(5hours×10×6)=306

#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #wickedathon #spookoweenathon @thespineview #monsterstheyreadathon #outstandingoctober @Andrew65 #fallintoreading

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
TheSpineView Great job! 1mo
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I've been really sick this week with new med side effects, and my go-to activity when I feel pukey is listening to my comfort rereads, like Sookie and Dresden. I listened to these 5 this week while wallowing. (I've also had my TV set to Hallmark for cheesy Christmas movies all weekend 😁).

Points for #scarathlon #teamhendrix:
(5×15)+1+(30 hours×10×11)=3,376
@StayCurious
#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #outsandingoctober @Andrew65 #wickedathon

Ruthiella Hope you feel better soon. ❤️ 1mo
Andrew65 Hope you are feeling better soon. 1mo
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TheSpineView Great job! Just so sorry you have to feel bad too. Hope you feel better soon! 1mo
JessClark78 Hope you feel better soon. 1mo
CarolynM Hope you feel better soon💐 1mo
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Feeling kinda pukey today, so Henry's reading to me. 🦄

(Excuse the mess. We made a fort over the weekend, and it's droopy but still up.)

hannah-leeloo Does he like the book? Got them for my kids and keeping fingers crossed 2mo
Traci1 @hannah-leeloo he does. It's his older sister's book (she's 19 now), but he loves ponies. 🙂 2mo
hannah-leeloo Aw bless thank you. My boy and girl does too ❤ 2mo
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Scaredy Cat | Robin Alexander
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Sorry I'm late. Been under the weather the past couple of days. #teamhendrix @StayCurious

Week two's #scarathlon total included:
5 audiobooks
1 picture book
3 print books
1 graphic novel
87 game titles
16 shows
540 bingo points

Week 1+2=19,588

Roary47 I hope you are feeling better. 💛 2mo
Read-y_Picker Omg way to go! Hope you feel better soon! 2mo
Traci1 @Roary47 @Read-y_Picker thanks 😊 2mo
StayCurious You're doing so well! Feel better soon! 2mo
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Cutthroat Cupcakes | Cate Lawley
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Mehso-so
Andrew65 Well done on finishing it. 👏👏👏🙌 2mo
TheSpineView Excellant! 2mo
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Supernatural: Fresh Meat | Alice Henderson
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Last night's binge included 6 more Supernatural episodes from season 9.

+31 #scarathlon #teamhendrix @StayCurious

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Yay! It's #OutstandingOctober. My goals are pretty generic. I'd like to finish at least 7 books.

Hope you're feeling better, @Andrew65 😊

Andrew65 Thanks Traci, started a phased return to work last Monday but still not got a great deal of energy. Great to have you with us and good luck with the Readathon 😊👍 (edited) 2mo
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Double Dealer | Max Allan Collins
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Talk about coincidence. I'm reading this during the day and my ebook copy of Under the Whispering Door (a book that could hardly be more different from this one), and last night the just published UtWD mentioned Kübler-Ross. Today, she's in this 20 year old book. Weird.

julesG It's strange how these things happen sometimes. I read an article that mentioned Kübler-Ross a few days before I read UtWD. 2mo
Soubhiville I‘m reading Whispering Door right now and that immediately caught my eye! Funny how these things happen sometimes! 2mo
BiblioLitten I love when this happens 2mo
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I blacked out a couple bingo cards today.

Total points not yet counted:
Bingos 10 (×20 points)=200
Blackouts 2 (×100 points)=200
Total: 400 👻
#teamhendrix #scarathlon @StayCurious

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BookwormM 🤣🤣love that review 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl Lol.. on point review. 2mo
TheSpineView What a disappointment! 😒 2mo
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⭐⭐⭐
Probably my least favorite of the coffee house series so far. Maybe it's just run its course. Just sort of meh.

#scarathlon #teamhendrix @StayCurious
5+1+(5×10×9)=456
#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #spookoweenathon @thespineview #littenlisten @aperfectmjk #wickedathon #itsbritneywitch #freeyourshelfathon #fraterfest #readlikehellathon #thewitchinghour

TheSpineView 👍📖📚 2mo
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I watched 5 episodes of season 9 Supernatural last night. Love me some Crowley. ❤

#scarathlon #teamhendrix @StayCurious
+26

KathyWheeler Crowley is the best. 2mo
AkashaVampie @KathyWheeler totally agree.... and Bobby 2mo
KathyWheeler @AkashaVampie Then Bobby and Crowley in scenes together! ❤️ 2mo
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The Long Walk | Richard Bachman
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RaeLovesToRead This is one of my favourites, weirdly enough! 😊 2mo
TheSpineView 😊 2mo
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The Taking of Chelsea 426 | David Llewellyn
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TheSpineView Fabulous! 2mo
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The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor | Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga
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It's a zombie kind of night. Watching some season 4 TWD. 🧟‍♀️

+21 points #scarathlon #teamhendrix @StayCurious

Reggie Sometimes I just find myself watching the one about Carol and Maggie where they get taken hostage by a Negan group of women. And Carol and Maggie kill them all. I‘ll just put it on repeat sometimes. 2mo
Traci1 @Reggie I always think about that episode when I'm watching hallmark christmas movies and one comes on with Alicia Witt. I'd never seen her in anything before TWD, so I always associate her with that one. 2mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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#scarathlon #teamhendrix @StayCurious
7 bingos×20(it is 20 per bingo right?)=140

StayCurious Yup looks great! 2mo
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Watched some spooky TV today. First 3 episodes of season 3 Stranger Things and one episode of Curious Creations, where she does these amazing creepy treats. First episode she made these crazy realistic bone 🦴 cookies. If I put that much work into a cookie, no way I'd let anybody eat it.

+21 #scarathlon #teamhendrix @StayCurious

Nelnjali I loved Curious Creations! I keep hoping they'll make another season. 2mo
Traci1 @Nelnjali I'm really enjoying it. She's so talented. 2mo
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I listened to the audio of this one, and the narration was fantastic. The story, though, was just ok. Maybe my expectations were too high, but for me this was just so-so.
#scarathlon #teamhendrix @StayCurious
15+1+(5h×10×11r)=566
#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #littenlisten @aperfectmjk #wickedathon #spookoweenathon @thespineview #frightfall #thewitchinghour #halloweenhorrormoviemania #readlikehellathon #fallintoreading #panspookathon

LibrarianRyan I have started this on audio 2x and still not made it more than an hour b 2mo
Traci1 @LibrarianRyan the cover and title had me thinking I'd just loved it. I'm not even sure why I don't. But... 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
Twainy This was so ….. ummm for kids? It gets better but it‘s not really an adult story? 2mo
Traci1 @Twainy yeah it was weird cause it felt like a middle grade story, but the language was much more adult / ya. I never got a good feel for what it was supposed to be. 2mo
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Dead to the World | Chris Roberson
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I've been meaning to watch the show that I assume is based on these for a while but haven't gotten round to it. I went in pretty much blind and found it surprisingly good. A bit more YA than I expected, but fun nonetheless. This one started out on Halloween, so bonus for that. 👻
#scarathlon #teamhendrix @StayCurious
25+1+(1h×10×8t)=106
#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #wickedathon #spookoweenreadathon @thespineview #readlikehellathon #frightfall

TheSpineView 👍📖🖤🎃🧡 2mo
Roary47 The show and comics are different. They are both really good storylines as you get further in. Volume 3 was really good! 2mo
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Halloween | Jerry Seinfeld
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Mehso-so

This was our bedtime book tonight, and while it was funny, it wasn't a kid book. Henry liked the pictures, and thought one part was funny, but mostly he wasn't interested. And he didn't like that Jerry used the word stupid so often. "Mommy, he should say silly instead. Stupid isn't nice."

+25 #teamhendrix #scarathlon @StayCurious

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This was sort of a riff on Treasure Island with aliens and monsters. Fast and fun, but not one of my favorites. 3.5 stars ☠

#scarathlon #teamhendrix @StayCurious
15+1+(4hours×10×7thons)=296

#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #spookoweenreadathon @thespineview #wickedathon #itsbritneywitch #fallintoreading #readlikehellathon #frightfall

TheSpineView 👍📖📚 2mo
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I've only listened to 4 or 5 episodes of MFM, but I enjoyed them so I thought I'd listen to this book. It wasn't what I wasn't expecting (more of the podcast, I guess?), but their chemistry and humor is there, and there's a lot of vulnerability and insight into why they started the show.
#scarathlon #teamhendrix @StayCurious
5+1+(4h×10×6r)=246
#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #wickedathon #littenlisten @aperfectmjk #fallintoreading

Lucy_Anywhere I love this podcast! 2mo
TheSpineView Great job! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
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Scary, Scary Halloween | Eve Bunting, Jan Brett
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Total includes:
9 print books
6 Halloween picture books
4 audiobooks
620 words in the game

#scarathlon #teamhendrix @StayCurious

Nessavamusic Amazing! 2mo
JacqMac Wow! Well done! 2mo
StayCurious That's incredible! Great job! 2mo
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Kshakal I just started this tonight!! 🤓 2mo
TheSpineView This was my #BOTM selection. I hope I have time to get to it this month.🤞 2mo
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Challenges | Serge Lang
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Hmm. I guess I should adjust it.

aperfectmjk Wow! Great job! 👏 2mo
Megabooks 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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robinb 🥳🥳🥳🥳 2mo
TiredLibrarian Congrats! Time to add a stretch goal! 📚😊 2mo
Tera66 Wow!! That's awesome!👏👏👏 2mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 2mo
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎉🎊📚📖 2mo
rabbitprincess That‘s amazing!!!! Congrats! 2mo
kspenmoll Congrats!!! 2mo
Trashcanman Holy shit that's a lot! Congratulations 👏🎉 2mo
Gissy 📚 📚📚👏👏👏👏 2mo
kplovesbooks WOW!! 😲🤯 Congrats!! 2mo
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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This book is totally adorable. Makes waiting for the kid to get off work not too bad. 🐈‍⬛

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I don't generally care for coming of age stories, but this one, maybe because I already loved the character of Robin, was terrific. I love how she became unapologetically the person she was meant to be. There were quite a few mentions of the main characters from the show, but mostly it was Robin's story. And it was a good one.

#scarathlon #teamhendrix @StayCurious
15+1+(6h×10×10r)=616
#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #wickedathon

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Skeleton Crew | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

There are 21 shorts in this collection. I listened to 20 (skipped The Mist because I've read that one already). There were a handful, The Jaunt (one of the shortest and best imo), Uncle Otto's Truck, and The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet, that were quite good. The rest...not so much. As a whole, I'd give the collection 3 stars. This was my #doublespin book.
@TheAromaofBooks
#scarathlon #teamhendrix @StayCurious
(15×20)+1+(10h×10×13r)=1,601

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Cycle of the Werewolf | Stephen King
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I really liked this illustrated wolfy story. I wasn't particularly shocked by the identity of the beast, but it was still a fun read.

Part of it took place on Halloween.
#scarathlon #teamhendrix
@StayCurious
25+1+(1hour×10×6thons)=86 points

#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #wickedathon
#spookoweenreadathon @TheSpineView #anywayyoureadathon @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl #frightfall #somethingwickedfall

KathyWheeler I thought this was a nice little werewolf story — like you said, no shock about the werewolf‘s identity, but a good sort nonetheless. 2mo
Eggbeater Nice job! 2mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 2mo
kimmypete1 Yay for fun reads! 2mo
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Survivor Song | Paul Tremblay
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Mehso-so

Meh. I liked the idea of a fast acting rabies virus causing a zombie-like dystopia. But the story itself never went anywhere. By the end I didn't care if the characters got eaten or not.

#scarathlon #teamhendrix
@StayCurious
15+1+(5h×10×11r)=566

#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #spookoweenreadathon @TheSpineView #wickedathon #littenlisten @aperfectmjk
#anywayyoureadathon @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl #somethingwickedfall #frightfall

Traci1 #itsbritneywitch (dystopia) #fallintoreading (stand alone) #readlikehellathon (multiple pov) #thewitchinghour (thriller) 2mo
Eggbeater Nice job! 2mo
kimmypete1 Bummer! I'm always sad when a book doesn't deliver. 2mo
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Skeleton Crew | Stephen King
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#anywayyoureadathon Goals:

💀 Finish Skeleton Crew 🎧
💀 Finish Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay 🎧
💀 Finish Stranger Things: Rebel Robin 📖
💀 Read Finlay Donavan is Killing It 📱

@kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl

Eggbeater Glad you're with is. Finlay Donovan is on my TBR. 2mo
kimmypete1 Thanks for joining us! 2mo
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