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Joined April 2016

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Dracula by Bram Stoker
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Wanderlust | Lauren Blakely
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Generally I have a difficult time listening to audiobooks, but this one captured me. I don't know if it was the Parisian setting and the wonderful descriptions of the city or Richard Armitage being one of the narrators (that man could make the phone book sound sexy), but I always hated when I needed to stop this book to do other things. A fun story that will have you daydreaming about the City of Light. 👇

bookishbunny Finishing this and Magically Banished have me 5 hours into #25infive. 1y
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This has been a great series so far and, in my opinion, this is the best one yet. Devon and Gerard have a new case and are off to Edinburgh. Life, of course, continues to get more complicated for Devon in a number of ways. She just doesn't seem to get a break. I'm definitely curious to see how everything works out for her in the next (and last) book. The tagged book is the first in the series since this isn't listed on Litsy yet. 👇

bookishbunny The series definitely needs to be read in order as each book picks up right where the previous one left off. The author also tends to be evil with the cliffhangers. 1y
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Horror: A Literary History | Xavier Aldana Reyes
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Congratulations on 25k litfluence!!! 🎊📚🎉 And thank you for doing this giveaway! #Nattys25kGiveaway

Three of the top books on my tbr are Horror: A Literary History (the tagged book), Frankenstein and Salem's Lot.

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Count me in! To start, finishing Dracula (I'm a little over halfway through) and the arc of Magically Banished by Rachel Medhurst. Then most likely on to Frankenstein or a Stephen King. #25infive

Andrew65 Welcome to the challenge, good luck! 😊 Some great book choices. 1y
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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Happy Birthday! 🎂🎊🎁🎉 And thank you for the chance to win! #RachelsBirthdayGiveaway

My favorite book of last year was You by Caroline Kepnes.

maximoffs I read this for my book club! So creepy! 1y
bookishbunny @maximoffs I did the audio of this one (the only audiobook I've ever finished, tbh). I think listening to it made it even creepier. 1y
maximoffs @bookishbunny ME TOO! I felt like I needed a shower 1y
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Paperbacks from Hell | Grady Hendrix
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Soooo, I went on Amazon on Sunday because I needed new earbuds and this might possibly have happened. Oops.😳 #bookmail

Bookwomble I took a book into a charity shop today and came out with three more. Oops! 1y
Alfoster I admit: I‘ve never gone on Amazon without buying at least one book!😳🤪🤪🤪 1y
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Dracula | Bram Stoker

Some of the 'New Woman' writers will some day start an idea that men and women should be allowed to see each other asleep before proposing or accepting. But I suppose the New Woman won't condescend in future to accept; she will do the proposing herself. And a nice job she will make of it, too!

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Archangel's Blade | Nalini Singh
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Since Dmitri was not one of my favorite characters in the previous books, I was just reading this one to get through it to move on to the next book. I wasn't expecting Singh to create a backstory for him that would break my heart. I ended up enjoying his and Honor's story, although there was a plot line that I'm not really sure what to think of. Overall though, my favorite book in the series so far. I love when an author can surprise you like that

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Dracula | Bram Stoker

No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and how dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.

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Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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Congratulations to @wanderinglynn ! And thank you for doing this giveaway! I've been wanting to read Mistborn.

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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"Listen to them - the children of the night. What music they make!"

"I am all in a sea of wonders. I doubt; I fear; I think strange things which I dare not confess to my own soul. God keep me, if only for the sake of those dear to me!"

"But a stranger in a strange land, he is no one; men know him not - and to know not is to care not for."

Just starting and so many great quotes already!

wanderinglynn This is one of my very favorite books! ❤️📚 1y
rohit-sawant This is such a terrific read! Enjoy! 1y
jenniferw88 If you continue to enjoy it, I can thoroughly recommend the audiobook performed by Loki & Poirot! 😂 1y
bookishbunny @jenniferw88 I now have this image of Dracula going on about "the little gray cells." ? 1y
jenniferw88 @bookishbunny oops, sorry! 🤣🤣🤣 1y
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Paper Girls Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I have had the three currently available volumes on my tbr for a little while now. I finally picked this up and loved it. I love the 80s references, badass girls, sci-fi elements and remembering my (brief) stint as a paper girl in the early 80s. I'll definitely be picking up the second volume soon.

britt_brooke I love the artwork and 80s references. Still not quite sure where the story is going but looking forward to volume 4 next month! 1y
rohit-sawant Looking forward to pick this up soon! 1y
wonderkales I love this series! I just finished volume 3 and this story keeps getting weirder and better 1y
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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This sounds pretty accurate. I guess I should finally get to this book. I can't believe I still haven't read this one.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahloewentheil/everyone-has-a-classic-book-that-matc...

jwashreads I got Jane Eyre too!! I wonder if it's from my tea related answers... 1y
readinginthedark The Brontes are dark, but it‘s a good one! 1y
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Another Jill Shalvis win for me. I'm loving this series and can hardly wait for my library hold to come in for the next one. Elle is one my favorite characters, so I was happy to get to her and Archer's story.

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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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For some reason, I wasn't expecting to like this book. From the beginning, though, I found it difficult to put down. I had never heard of Fasting Girls before but I definitely want to research them now. The story touches on issues such as cultural prejudice, religion vs science, role of women, etc. It seems that My Cousin Rachel may have some competition for fave book of the year (so far, at least).

Ubookquitous I loved this book and Emma Donoghue is a fav! 1y
bookishbunny @Ubookquitous This was my first book by her. It def won't be my last! 1y
Ubookquitous Room is amazing, and Slammerkin is heart wrenching. Next on my list is 1y
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bookishbunny @Ubookquitous I've heard great things about Room. I've never heard of Slammerkin, though. I'll have to look that one up. 1y
Ubookquitous Slammerkin is about a prostitute in the 1800s England- more he typical novel based on historical incidents 1y
Mdargusch I really liked this book too. I‘m glad you liked it! 1y
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So, I've always been intimidated by science fiction. I read Dark Matter last year and really liked it, but haven't read anymore since. I'd like to try to fix that and maybe add a sci-fi book a month into my tbr. Any recs for a sci-fi newb to ease her into the genre? I've also just heard of cli-fi, so if anyone has recs for where to start with that, too, I'd appreciate them. Thanks, Littens!

Bookzombie I can‘t think of anything to recommend but you can check #scifi or #sciencefiction for options. 🙂 Also, @speljamr posts about science fiction often. 1y
speljamr I'd try the Binti novella trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor. I've also heard good things about The Punch Escrow by Talking M. Klein, but I haven't gotten to it yet. And Seveneves by Neal Stephenson is fantastic. 1y
speljamr Oh, and how could I miss the James S.A. Corey books that are the basis for the Expanse TV series. Those are fast paced solid reads. 1y
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speljamr And the author of the Punch Escrow should have been Tal M. Klein. Dumb autocorrect. And Android phones can't edit the comment. 1y
bookishbunny @Bookzombie Thanks! I'll check out those hashtags! @speljamr Thanks for the recs! I'm off to my library's website to start looking these up. 1y
myers85 Dark Eden by Chris Beckett, a personal favourite of mine. 1y
Bookmarkie I'm trying to do the same with adding more sci-fi and fantasy, too, to my reading life. I read the short Binti by Nnedi Okorafor and really liked it. 1y
bookishbunny @myers85 Thanks! I'll check this out! @Bookmarkie Hmm, that's two for Binti. I'll put that at the top of the list. Thanks! 1y
Centique If you like sci fi with a soft heart and some humour try 1y
Centique Otherwise something a little brain spinning like Never Let Me Go or Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep or 1y
bookishbunny @Centique Both types sound up my alley. I had forgotten about Long Way. That had been on my radar, then it slipped my mind. I'll definitely have to check out the more trippy ones, too. Perhaps I'll start with Androids from there. Thanks! 1y
bookishbunny Thanks for the recs @Chelleo! I'm excited about the sci-fi tbr I'm building here! 1y
bookishbunny @DivineDiana Hmm, two for The Host. This might have to get to get put on the short list! 1y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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#1234orAll

I'd love to read Lincoln in the Bardo!

See AmyG's original post for giveaway details.

AmyG Good Luck! 1y
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I also have this one on hand for a lighter read and my relaxing before sleep book. I've read a few of hers now and have enjoyed them all so far.

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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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I'm sure it goes without saying, that being snowed in is a good time to start a new book. I'm only a few pages into this one, but enjoying it so far. I've seen some mixed reviews on this one, so I'm crossing my fingers it stays that way.

DivineDiana Read this recently! I liked it, so I encourage to stick with it! 😉 1y
bookishbunny @DivineDiana I've only read the first chapter so far, but find myself very intrigued. I have high hopes and will take your advice and see it through! 1y
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This is a short story collection set in Singh's Guild Hunters world. Three of them take place prior to the events in the series. One takes place after book three. I was a bit wary after the first story. I didn't like that one much as it felt like I was reading a few chapters from the middle of a book rather that a completely rendered story. The other three were all better done and I found myself drawn into each.

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The female friendship here is wonderful and, at times, hilarious. They are so supportive of each other. This also goes for the men in this core group when present. Petunia is so much fun. She is either the antichrist or a sweet cat depending on if you ask Keane or Willa (respectively). And, of course, there's the romance between Keane and Willa - touching, hilarious and steamy in turn. If you're looking for a fun read I'd recommend this series.

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My Cousin Rachel | Daphne Du Maurier
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My favorite book of the year so far! And one that will be hard to beat. An unreliable narrator. Complexity. Ambiguity. Subtlety. Gothic sensibility. All of these combined to absolute perfection. Now I can finally watch the movie. I had been waiting to read the book from the library first and there had been quite a waitlist!

EllanaRose I've had the book since I was a child but never got around to it. Perhaps I should add it to the TBR... 1y
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Lies She Told | Cate Holahan
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Wow! What a ride! I loved the book-within-a-book concept and the way fact and fiction kept merging and blurring. I figured a lot of it out but not quite all. I do want to reread this soon to look for clues I may have missed in the "novel" chapters of the book. Well written. Fast and fantastic read. 4.5 ⭐s. #spookathon

MeganAnnabell My thoughts also!! I‘d love to reread in a month or so to see if I picked up on any clues I missed the first time! 2y
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Lies She Told | Cate Holahan
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First book for #spookathon and really liking this one so far. Challenge: read a thriller.

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Slave to Sensation | Nalini Singh
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I had heard excellent things about this series and it was exactly what I needed to pull me out of a massive reading slump. I can't remember the last time I was so sucked into a world that I fell asleep reading because I refused to put down the book. I adored the characters and was intrigued by the politics. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next. I have the next four on order from Thriftbooks, so I have to (impatiently) wait to find out.

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Lies She Told | Cate Holahan
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Looking forward to these new books for my never ending TBR. Does anyone else wish they were a cat? I can't be the only one here who would need nine lives to get through their entire TBR, right?

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City of Bones (Reissue) | Cassandra Clare
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I wasn't sure that I was going to like this book. Honestly, when I picked it up I was just trying it in expectation of unhauling it. By the end of the first chapter, though, I was hooked. The world building was strong. The characters were well-developed and three-dimensional. The plot was fast paced enough to maintain my interest. Despite a few shortcomings, I was pleasantly surprised and am definitely interested in seeing where this story goes.

Johanna414 I reread this recently, expecting that it wouldn't hold up to the love I had for it as a teen. I was wrong... still love it! 2y
sprainedbrain Gosh I love Jace. ❤️ 2y
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P.S. I Like You | Kasie West
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4.5/5⭐ As an aspiring YA author, I thought I should start reading more of it again. You've Got Mail is one of my fave movies and I ❤retellings. The characters rang true from what I remember of being a teen. I could also relate to the importance of music at that age. The book is well written & I loved the characters. This is the first book by Kasie West that I've read and I plan on reading more as I feel I could learn more about the craft from her.

[DELETED] 206653737 Kasie West is great, everything of hers I've read has been good! I was giddy with this read, aaaah young love! 2y
katedensen This one was so cute! 2y
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Grey Mask | Patricia Wentworth
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3.5 stars. It had been far too long since I read a Golden Age mystery so I really enjoyed this. It wasn't perfect. It had some of the too convenient plot points that can be characteristic of the time. I also found Margot to become increasingly annoying after the first few chapters. It didn't help that I figured out the big reveal (who is Grey Mask) long before it was revealed.

bookishbunny There were, however, enough unexpected twists and turns to keep me engaged. I also liked most of the other characters well enough to want to find out their fate. I will be continuing with the series. 2y
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Still more books for my summer tbr. Thank goodness this semester is almost over!!!! It's been a rough one. So ready for fun, relaxing reading! 📚🍷

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Universal Harvester | John Darnielle
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This is not your traditional horror or thriller. It's about grief and loss - their effects on you and the decisions you make in their wake, even years later. Not every question is ultimately answered, but that's also the way life is. Whenever you suffer a loss you don't always get the answers to all of your questions. How you're affected by these incidents, how you cope with unanswered questions, how you move on - these are the places your taken.

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Thankful | Eileen Spinelli
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Thank you to President Gutmann and Director Siggers for your stance in this issue. Penn has also joined with other research universities in filing an amicus brief against the executive order.

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Here's a list I'll have to read through. I really enjoyed The Woman in Black and In a Dark, Dark Wood (haven't gotten to Woman in Cabin 10 yet). A few of the others have been on my tbr for far too long and I'm not familiar with some of these. http://offtheshelf.com/2017/02/the-best-suspense-novels-by-women-from-agatha-chr...

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Panpan

Although I'm sure there was some interesting info in there, this is a textbook example of an academic taking what should have been an interesting topic and making it as mind-numbingly boring and meaningless as possible. I don't expect sparkling prose from academic writing, but I've also read enough books and journal articles to know that it can be done in an engaging manner. If I hadn't had to read this for class, I would have dnf'ed it long ago.

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Under a Watchful Eye | Adam Nevill
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Going to start this one today and continue Stephen King's On Writing. (Homework? What is this homework of which you speak? 🙄) Anyway, I'm loving this cover and can hardly wait to dive in! #litsypartyofone

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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It may only be February, but I already know that this book will make it onto my list of favorites for the year. I don't want to say too much about this book because it's hard to do so without spoiling it. Let's just say it's about the choices we make set in some twisted, quantum fun. I don't normally read sci-fi, but this makes me want to explore the genre more, as well as do some research into quantum mechanics. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

SheReadsAndWrites I loved this! I chose it for my book club and they loved it too. One woman said "I would have never read this if it wasn't for book club and I'm so glad I did!" ? 3y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Encouraging to see that my mind is not the only one that wanders down these weird, twisted paths. Mine may not use the same vocabulary (I'm a humanities nerd, not a science one), but the concept is the same. Still loving this book and enjoying having a snow day to make serious progress in it.

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Art Museum | Phaidon Press
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I'll be meeting up with my class at the art museum a little later, but came in early to visit some of my favorite works. I wonder if the staff would notice if I moved in? I think I found the perfect reading niche.

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This may be the book that finally gets me off my butt (or maybe I should say on it) to start writing. King is king.

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch

Only two chapters in, but loving it so far! Why did I I wait so long to jump on this bandwagon?

katedensen I'm so jealous that you're reading it and are about to have an existential physics based experience. 3y
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I just saw that reread functionality is coming to Goodreads -- finally! https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/817-rereading-is-here-let-s-say-it-again-rer... 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Eyelit About time! Now if they could just do half stars for ratings I'd be supremely happy! 😄 3y
Marchpane Awesome! And what @Eyelit said about half stars!! 3y
KVanRead This is great. Now I'd just like to be able to delete books I'm never going to finish from currently reading. 3y
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KVanRead And yes please to half stars too! 3y
bookishbunny @Eyelit @Marchpane @KVanRead I'm with you on the half stars! @KVanRead There should be a way to do it from the main page, but if there is I haven't found it. The only way I've found to delete currently reading books is to go to My Books, select currently reading and you can delete from there. 3y
moranadatter Finally! 3y
Merethebookgal Yes!!! 3y
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Maybe it's just because I'm not that into poetry, but I was underwhelmed by this collection. There were a few poems that I really liked, but most just fell flat for me.

Lindy I don't think it has to do with whether or not you usually read poetry. Individual taste is mercurial. I'm an avid poetry reader but this collection wasn't for me. I bailed. 3y
bookishbunny @Lindy You make a good point. I think I'll just continue with my Dorothy Parker collection for the moment , which I am enjoying (more hits than misses so far anyway), and just try to ease my way into poetry a bit more. Do you have any recommendations as a place to start? 3y
Lindy @bookishbunny Mary Oliver, Billy Collins, or Carol Ann Duffy are all likely candidates. Maybe try sly humour with 3y
bookishbunny @Lindy Fantastic! Thank you! 🙂 3y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch

It's the beautiful thing about youth. There's a weightlessness that permeates everything because no damning choices have been made, no paths committed to, and the road forking out ahead is pure, unlimited potential.

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I saw this on Twitter. If anyone knows who made it, let me know so I can give proper credit. Anyway, I just found it to classic not to share.

Beachesnbooks Omg this is perfect 3y
SuperPunkNinja 😅😅😅 3y
Redjewel_7734 perfect, scary, & truly terrifying in so many ways 😱 3y
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂😂 3y
Gezemice Perfect. I will have nightmares 3y
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After Obsession | Carrie Jones, Steven E. Wedel
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Somewhere between a pick and so-so. This was nothing groundbreaking and at times cliche. It was still, however, a fun read that made me want to keep going to see how the predictable ending played out. For a horror story, it never really got scary. It was just enjoyable fluffy brain candy.

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Original Pottermore had sorted me into Ravenclaw while the new site has me in Slytherin. This one, however, seems to really get me!

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The Possessions | Sara Flannery Murphy
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Looking forward to some creepy good times!

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I really wanted to love this book because I love the time period and setting (England post-Norman Conquest). The main problems were inconsistent timeline within the story (seasons/duration of time changing within a paragraph or page) and the mentioning of "I'm an Anglo-Saxon and you're a Norman" (or vice versa) on almost every page. This should have been a great book, but these problems made it just an OK one for me.

rubyslippersreads Too bad, because I love the cover. 3y
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The Lost Hero | Riordan, Rick
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It took a little bit for me to get into this book. I think I had gotten so used to the characters from the Percy Jackson series that it took a little while to warm up to new ones. They finally grew on me and the book took off from there. Once again present are all the action, adventure and humor that you can expect from a Rick Riordan book. I definitely needed those laugh-out-loud moments.

stargazerblue49 Oh, you need to start on the next one, like, now. Omg. 3y
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I had to read this for my Byzantine art class. It was really quite interesting and gave a lot of information for such a short book, particularly on the reign of Diocletian. I just wish the Latin, Greek and French he used at times had been translated. It's been a long time since I studied French and Latin (both only at a beginner level) and I never studied Greek.