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candc320

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Night Music | Jojo Moyes
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Mehso-so

Definitely not my favorite Jojo Moyes novel. I found most of the characters spoiled and/or really unlikable so I didn‘t really care what happened to them. There were a few good characters but unfortunately they were only bit players. I enjoyed the narrator, though, and did listen to the end just to see how it would all pan out. 🌟🌟 💫

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Tidelands (The Fairmile #1) | Philippa Gregory
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Well I FINALLY finished this one! I started it months ago and then just put it to the side. It ended up being quite good although I really didn‘t like any of the characters other than Allinor and her son. Even her daughter really pissed me off! But I‘m excited to see where the next book takes the characters! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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All right #mistletoemaniacs!!! Here‘s my physical and ebook December TBR for #wintergames. I also have some Christmas audiobooks to listen to to round out my reading for the month. I‘ve printed out all of my bingo boards and am ready to watch all the holiday movies….I might be a little bit excited for all the December fun 😆!

OriginalCyn620 Some of these are on my holiday reads list as well! And I loved One Day in December! 😊🎄 2d
Clwojick Awesome stack! I‘m pretty excited too! 😆 2d
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December's Wish | Karly Lane
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I cannot WAIT for next month and the holiday season 🤶🏻 🎄 ☃️🎁!!! With that in mind every single pick for my #bookspinbingo board for December is Christmas themed! I‘m going to feel festive if it kills me 🤣.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2d
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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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This story was nuts! The characters were all so quirky - made even more so by the narrator - and I really enjoyed trying to figure out what the hell was actually going on. I can‘t say that any of the characters were particularly sympathetic but I honestly didn‘t mind. Just a strange, twisty, and at times pretty sad story. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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This was a solid murder mystery with some truly reprehensible characters. To be honest there were only a handful of characters that I didn‘t hate, which appears to be part of the point (and possibly part of the other books in the series? Not sure). I honestly couldn‘t connect the dots to what truly happened, which I love. Nothing groundbreaking but definitely a good read! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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So if ever there was an argument for plugging along through a book you aren‘t loving it‘s this one! It took me so long to finish this and I admit I started skimming through the middle. Then magic happened and I figured out what was really going on and by the end I loved this novel! So so good! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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I ended up really enjoying this overall, although there were some things that I actually preferred in the movie version over the book. One of those was the pacing - the book spends the first over 50% just dealing with the past storyline without even introducing the current timeline. I much prefer when the storylines go back and forth throughout. The Ellie in the movie was also more assertive and independent. But still good! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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I‘ve got my #bookspinbingo board ready to go for November!!! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!! 3w
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I‘ll admit I‘ve never read a Sally Rooney novel before, but with all the hype I thought I would give her a go. And…it was fine 🤷🏼‍♀️. Characters a little annoying but interesting enough. I can‘t say this made me want to read more from her but I might give her another try. I just honestly didn‘t care about any of these characters nor the drama going on in their lives. Very middle of the road for me. 🌟🌟🌟

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I calculated all my points for the various challenges and readathons for #scarathlon2021 and the total is…6,463! This was way more than I was expecting - I had one really slow week - so I‘m so excited! Great reading month! Thanks so much @Clwojick and @StayCurious for hosting again this year, it was so much fun!

Clwojick Wow! You did great this month! Thank you for joining us 🖤 4w
candc320 Thank you, @Clwojick !!! It really added up! 4w
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I calculated all my points for the various challenges and readathons for #scarathlon2021 and the total is…6,463! This was way more than I was expecting - I had one really slow week - so I‘m so excited! Great reading month! Thanks so much @Clwojick and @StayCurious for hosting again this year, it was so much fun!

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The Troop | Nick Cutter
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Look guys!!! For the first time all year I got a #bingo on my #bookspinbingo board!!! And I‘m pretty sure I read more this month than any other all year long! These readathons and #scarathlon2021 works 😆! #teamslaughter #20in4 #screamathon #spookoweenreadathon

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!!! I also read a lot more this month because of #Scarathlon. Apparently I'm really inspired by scoring points LOL 4w
candc320 Lol, I think I had that same motivation , @TheAromaofBooks 😆😆!! 4w
Clwojick Wooohoooo! Way to go! ❤️ 4w
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Andrew65 Congratulations 👏👏👏 4w
candc320 Thank you , @Andrew65 !!! 4w
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The Purge | Jennifer Stevenson
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Took a break from reading and watching scary movies to pass out candy with the teenager in our front yard!

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John Carpenter's Tales for a Halloween Night | Steve Niles, Duane Swierczynski, John Carpenter, James Ninness, Sandy King, Steven Hoveke, Trent Olsen, David Schow
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Watched both of these yesterday in preparation for Halloween! #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

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Sleepy Hollow | Washington Irving
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I can‘t NOT watch Disney‘s Sleepy Hollow on Halloween #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

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I watched so many shows/movies today, including these 2 classics that I‘ve always loved! #scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter

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The Troop | Nick Cutter
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Finished this one just in the nick of time! Wow this was bleak! That‘s not to say it wasn‘t a good story, but it was dark and gruesome and involved illness/death/insanity/ sociopathy of teenagers. Perfect for this time of year is what I‘m saying 😉. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 16 pts for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

kplovesbooks Omg. This sounds fantasticly creepy and interesting!! Adding to my TBR now! 4w
candc320 Yay I hope you love it, @kplovesbooks !! 4w
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Resident Evil | DC Comics
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My son and his friend are playing Resident Evil on PlayStation VR and it‘s terrifying/hilarious watching them jump and shriek 🤣!! Next….scary movies!! #halloween

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Found all the words in this week‘s #teamslaughter challenge 🤗🤗🤗!!! That 590 points!! #scarathlon2021

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Spent the afternoon cleaning and watching three episodes of The Movies that Made Us on Netflix, all about the making of three iconic horror movies! Really, really fascinating and pretty funny (the way they present it). #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

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Ten | Gretchen McNeil
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While this had a nice premise - who‘s killing off the teenagers alone on an island - I honestly had trouble getting past some of the extremely juvenile actions of the characters. Yes, I know, they ARE juveniles, but there were times where I couldn‘t believe even a teenager would act so stupid or let another teenager treat them so badly. But I can say I didn‘t guess the killer, which is a plus. +16 points for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

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You | Caroline Kepnes
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Over the last few days I watched the entire 3rd season of You. This show is so bonkers and I loved watching Joe and Love is all their mutual craziness!! 50 points for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

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Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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#wintergames2021 sign ups are open!! I had so much fun participating last year and have already been planning what to read/watch this year. Go over to @Clwojick or @StayCurious to learn more and sign up yourself!

StayCurious Yay! Thanks for sharing! 1mo
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This is the second month in a row I‘ve had to skip my #botm box because none of the main picks intrigued me at all and I either already have the member favorites on offer or don‘t want the ones remaining 😕. What‘s going on, Book of the Month 😩!!!

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I haven't checked out the November options yet, but I've liberally skipped at least 5 months this year. I'm not reading them right away so unless I'm really jazzed about one, I'm passing. It's nice to have, but I've been easy on myself for passing on clutter. I have a few early picks I'm very uninterested in already. 1mo
JamieArc This is my third month 🤦🏻‍♀️. I‘m getting pickier about books I want to own versus books I‘d rather get from the library or on audio. 1mo
candc320 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick and @JamieArc I used to feel like the choices were so good I wanted all of them, but this year really hasn‘t been that great. I think I‘m getting pickier too and not just picking one for the sake of getting the box. Either way super disappointing! 1mo
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JamieArc January is my birthday month, so I‘m crossing my fingers for a good selection by then! 1mo
candc320 Yes, @JamieArc !! I actually skipped my birthday month one year, not knowing that I wouldn‘t get my free book for being a BFF if I skipped. So whatever month we get a free book of the year selection I‘ll have to pick one no matter what so I don‘t miss out 😕. Fingers crossed it‘s a good month! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I skipped too 😩 1mo
rather_be_reading i almost skipped too 4w
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Another fun #readathon to finish our #scarathlon2021!! I‘m not sure if I can finish 20 hours in 4 days but I‘m gonna sure try 🤣! I have 2 books I‘m really trying to finish by the end of the week so this is perfect. Thanks @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 Thanks for sharing 😍 For anyone interested it runs from Thursday - Sunday or Friday - Monday depending on your choice. Alternatively use all 5 days. Flexible this month for those doing #Scarathlon during October. 1mo
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 1mo
candc320 Thanks @Andrew65 !! 1mo
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My #bookspinbingo picks for November 2021! I really want to read all of these so I‘m excited to see what I end up picking!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1mo
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Some recent purchases from the Target (top photo) and Amazon (bottom photo) Buy 2 Get 1 Free sales! Reading The Lighthouse Witches now - early days but really good so far - and most of the others I‘m adding to next month‘s Bookspin Bingo board. Both The Song of Achilles and It Ends With Us are impulse buys after hearing rave reviews on TikTok. Hopefully I love them too!

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The Nun | Denis Diderot
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This week was nearly a wash for me. I had probably the worst stomach bug I‘ve ever had, and could barely read or even concentrate on watching anything on TV….I just wanted Friends playing in the background as I napped 😢! But I did manage to watch this one movie and read for about 6 hours, so my very sad #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021 total for week three is 29 🤷🏼‍♀️

Bookwormjillk Hope you‘re feeling better! 1mo
candc320 Thank you, @Bookwormjillk !! I‘m slowly starting to come back around to normal! 1mo
BookDragonNotWorm Stomach bugs are the worst! Hope you feel better! 1mo
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Clwojick Oh gosh! Hope you're feeling better soon! 💝 1mo
candc320 Thank you @Clwojick !! I‘m FINALLY starting to feel human again 😆! 1mo
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October, October | Katya Balen
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So I guess I made a little more progress on my #bookspinbingo board this week than I remembered 🤣, and adding everything up I actually read/listened for a total of 29 hours this week! Between that and the various readathons and movies/tv shows I came in with a total of 1,240 for #teamslaughter !! #scarathlon2021

Clwojick Awesome! You're killing it! ☠ 1mo
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I really didn‘t do great for #scarathlon2021 or any of the readathons last week…busy week at work and I was sick all weekend 🤢. You know, the kind of sick where you don‘t even feel like reading while you lay around miserable 😩. Anyway, I did watch this documentary on Tubi (it was ok) and finished Squid Games (5 episodes) over the weekend so there‘s 31 points for #teamslaughter. I‘ll do a separate post of my sad, total numbers in a minute.

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Haven‘t read enough to finish any books in the last few days (lacking some motivation…I hope I‘m not hitting some sort of slump) but I did watch these two scary movies! At least I can get SOME points for #teamslaughter 🤣 (11 points) #scarathlon2021

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Haunted: A Novel | Chuck Palahniuk
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So…I don‘t remember the last time I bailed on a book. Seriously, I always finish a book even if I‘m not loving it (hey, it could get better!). But I made it almost 2 1/2 hours into this and I can honestly say I have no idea what I was listening to. It wasn‘t scary…it wasn‘t funny…it wasn‘t interesting. Am I missing something? Also I‘m not sure how this effects my #bookspinbingo board. @TheAromaofBooks do I need to replace this with another one?

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This book is confusing and effed up! Not surprised you bailed, it's not for most people. 1mo
candc320 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I don‘t even know what was happening 🤣! I don‘t mind weird/gory/scary stuff but this was just to out there for me! (edited) 1mo
TheAromaofBooks No need to replace it - bails totally count!!! The goal is to get books off your TBR, and it sounds like this one is off!! 😂 1mo
candc320 Lol thanks @TheAromaofBooks !!! 1mo
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This was such a cute Halloween special!! Muppets? Yes please! The Haunted Mansion? Why, of course! Lots of celebrity cameos? Why not! It was only an hour but it was a lot of fun! 6 points for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

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Nightbooks | J. A. White
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This was actually better - and much more scary - than I was expecting! The witch who tricks the main character into her apartment was just awful and the narrator did an excellent job of making her seem truly unhinged and terrifying. The scary stories the main character tells the witch to keep her happy we‘re quite scary too. I would have been terrified by this story as a kid! 🌟🌟🌟🌟. 16 pts for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

candc320 Readathons participated in: #bookspinbingo , #screamathon , #spooko‘weenreadathon , #wickedathon 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
TheSpineView Great job! 2mo
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The Hollow Places | T. Kingfisher
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This was a quick, twisted read! Not overly scary, definitely weird, and much funnier than I was expecting. I loved the main character, who most people called Carrot, as well as her friend and neighbor, Simon. They were unlikely partners, thrust into a terrible and cruel world, forced to find their way back to civilization. Wasn‘t what I was expecting but still good. 🌟🌟🌟🌟. 16 pts for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021 and for all the readathons 😉

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October Fun | Eileen Spinelli
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I can‘t tell you how excited I am with the reading, watching, and overall #scarathlon2021 fun I‘ve had this first week! I‘ve participated in #bookspinbingo , #screamathon week one prompt, the #teamslaughter week one challenge, watched so many movies and tv shows, and read/listened to a total of 47 hours of books! With participating in the above 2 readathons as well as #anywayyoureadathon and #spooko‘weenreadathon my week 1 total comes to 3,190!

TheSpineView Fabulous! 👍📖🧡🎃 2mo
Clwojick I am so thrilled that you are enjoying yourself, and knocking off a ton of books from your list in the process! I hope you consider joining us for the #WinterGames2021 thi s December too! Same idea, with a ton of added activities and bingo boards! It gets a little crazy, but its a total blast! 2mo
candc320 Thanks @Clwojick !! I‘m in for #wintergames2021! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous progress!!! 2mo
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Also fit is more scary/gory movie/tv time this weekend! Watched the 3 movies listed and 3 episodes of the Netflix show Squid Games! 31 points for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

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Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
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This book was exactly what I wanted it to be and more! It was of course gruesome, hitting on all my favorite teen slasher movies of the 80s and 90s, but also very funny and even touching at times. I wasn‘t expecting the sisterhood aspect but did enjoy it. Loved it, especially for this time of year! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 16 points for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021 (still need to add up all my reading time points…should be a lot this week)!

Clwojick I can't wait to read this! 2mo
candc320 @Clwojick I hope you love it as much as I did! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Watched Monster House - a personal favorite - while doing some indoor Halloween decorating! 6 points for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

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Wow this was dark! Listening to it as an audiobook might have made it even more so. I love true crime (especially podcasts) and was familiar with the Polly Klaas kidnapping that they discussed happening nearby and at the same time as the kidnapping in the story. There were a lot of twists and I definitely didn‘t know the bad guy until he was revealed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Read for #scarathlon2021 , #bookspinbingo , #screamathon , and #anywayyoureadathon

candc320 I‘ll calculate all my total points for reading/participating in another post either tomorrow or Monday! 2mo
Eggbeater I wanted to read this! 2mo
candc320 @Eggbeater I hope you enjoy it! It‘s pretty dark but really good. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
kimmypete1 This sounds good! 2mo
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Urban Legend | Erica Orloff
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I also watched these two movies over the last few days! Waxwork is a guilty pleasure from when I was a kid and I‘m always up for some cheesy slasher fun like Urban Legend! 11 points for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

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Introducing my son to The Walking Dead! He‘s seen tiny pieces here and there but we decided to start at the beginning Andre him see how it all began, who the characters are, etc. First episode down and he really likes it! 6 points for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

TheRiehlDeal I need to catch back up. I stopped watching since last season because there were rumors a few years ago that it was going to be at least 20 seasons. But now I guess season 12 is going to be the finale. 2mo
candc320 @TheRiehlDeal yeah, they‘ve really been dragging it out, and in all honestly the last few seasons haven‘t been great. Im hoping now that the end is in sight it will get better. The first 4 seasons are my favorite! 2mo
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Final Girl Support Group | Grady Hendrix
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Another readathon and I‘m all in to earn some more points for #teamslaughter ! My goal for #anywayyoureadathon is to finish both the tagged book and my audiobook of When the Stars Go Dark. Thanks for hosting @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater and @MidnightBookGirl

MidnightBookGirl Woot! I'm on #TeamSlaughter too, hoping to win lots of points for us and read some great books. 2mo
Eggbeater Good luck! I really got a kick out of Final Girl Support Group. 2mo
candc320 Thanks @Eggbeater !!! I‘m really enjoying it! 2mo
kimmypete1 Thanks for joining us! 2mo
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Watched this movie to compare to the book for @4thhouseontheleft ‘s #screamathon week 1 prompt. The movie switched up so much of the story while staying true to the general feel of the book as well as keeping the same characters (although some of them have different personalities). I enjoyed both but definitely like the book more. The characters in the movie were less likable. But still a “fun” teenage slasher! 🌟🌟🌟

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Candyman | Jon Towlson
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The original Candyman movie scared the crap out of me! I saw it in theaters as a young teenager and had to leave the movie early because I was so scared. I also had a mini meltdown when my dad tried to prove to me that it wasn‘t real…by saying Candyman in the mirror 🙄. This new movie definitely didn‘t scare me as much but it still was good. Super gory but that was expected. 6 points for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

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Midnight Mass | F. Paul Wilson
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Finally watched all 7 episodes of Midnight Mass on Netflix. While I did enjoy it I definitely don‘t think it was as good as The Haunting of Hill house or The Haunting of Bly Manor (same director and lots of the same actors). Still enjoyable though! 36 points for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

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Even though I read a hardback copy of this one already I really wanted to listen to the audiobook as well, and I was not disappointed! Rosamund Pike narrates and does a FANTASTIC job! I love her voice. I think I actually enjoyed the audiobook better than my own reading, which isn‘t always the case. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 16 points for #scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter

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This was a really fun, high school slasher story that definitely kept me entertained. Reminded me a lot of Scream, which I‘ve always enjoyed, and I thought it had good character development. It also ended in a way that could leave it open for a sequel or could just be the ending. I‘d definitely read a sequel if it comes out! 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Reading this as half the Week 1 #screamathon prompt and ready to watch the movie on Netflix when it comes out!

candc320 Also +16 points for #teamslaughter for #scarathlon2021 2mo
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Week One: Game One for #teamslaughter! Found 135 words in Happy Scarathlon Team Slaughter!, giving me a whopping 1,350 points! Woo hoo!!!