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Joined September 2016

Book Seller, Book Clubber and Book Lover! @Midnghtbookgirl on Twitter. Prefers Bookdragon or Bookdevourer, but will accept the title of Bookworm too.
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Lore Olympus: Volume One | Rachel Smythe
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2/2 And this is the rest of January! #MonthInReview #January Reads

My Stats:

39 books Read
7 phyical/ebooks
32 audiobooks
4 DNFs

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Lore Olympus: Volume One | Rachel Smythe
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1/2 Part one of my #MonthInReview for #JanuaryReads. I got a lot of reading done, and as you can see, I wasn't afraid to DNF when books weren't working for me. I was very excited to read Susanna Hoff's first novel (it comes out in April I think), because I am a huge Bangles fan. I also read a lot of romance and holiday stories- but that's what popped up in my audiobook library holds. TBC...

eri.reads So awesome, great job! 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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I‘m reading the tagged book for #truecrime #bookclub later this month, and the Hubs is gaming.

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Lore Olympus: Volume One | Rachel Smythe
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Set up my #Pantone2023 challenge on PicMoney. So far I got #PinkCosmos for the tagged book. @Clwojick

Clwojick Ugh. I seriously need to join everyone in reading this! The colours. 😍 3mo
BookLineNSinker Could you help me understand how this Pantone challenge works? I'm desperately curious and intrigued by it. I love the idea of reading by color! 2mo
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New Year's Eve | Caroline B. Cooney
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Happy New Year‘s, Littens!!!

Bookzombie Happy New Year!🎆 3mo
Cupcake12 Happy new year 🥳 3mo
Ruthiella Happy New Year to you too! 🥳 3mo
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Looking for recommendations for my #12in2023. I pretty much like all genres- not huge into literary fiction and not interested in James Patterson, Colleen Hoover, Kristen Hannah, or Nicholas Sparks.

Soubhiville If you like nonfiction one of my favorites of the year was 3mo
HiMyNames_Alyssa Once and Future Witches, 10,000 Doors of January, and The Night Circus were my fave reads of 2022! 3mo
BookwormAHN The Witch's Heart and Song of Achilles were two of my favorites 😍 3mo
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SueK Becky Chambers‘ Monk and Robot novellas were two of my favorites of 2022 (edited) 3mo
Bookzombie Lawn Boy, The Shining Girls, Benny Rose the Cannibal King, Empire of Wild, The Wild Robot 3mo
Zuhkeeyah Firekeeper‘s Daughter, Take My Hand, The Poet X, What Moves the Dead 3mo
JuniperWilde Circe - A Thousand Ships - Song of Achilles 📚 3mo
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The Christmas Book Flood | Emily Kilgore
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What better book to read for #Jolabokaflod than with this book? Got this book yesterday to read tonight.

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What I‘m #currentlyreading. I‘ve never read the first two books in this series, but Colgan gives enough of a backstory that it‘s not necessary. Loving it!
#Christmas

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What I‘m #currentlyreading. I‘ve never read the first two books in this series, but Colgan gives enough of a backstory that it‘s not necessary. Loving it!
#Christmas#

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Jingle Bell Pop | John Seabrook
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I am one of those annoying people that are fine with Christmas music in November (honestly, I'd listen all year round), so I found this short audio book on the top Christmas songs super interesting. I kind of love that most of the songs we still hear today are the ones we grew up with, and that so did our parents. Now excuse me while I go blast All I Want For Christmas.... #WinterGames @DieAReader @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES

Andrew65 If that is the case keep an eye on the #WinterReadathonDailyChallenge today, you‘ll love it (I hope) 🤣 It will be up very shortly.
Well done 🎄🎄🎄
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MidnightBookGirl @Andrew65 Hahaha, I just saw it! It does seem like perfect timing! 4mo
DieAReader 🎄🎄🎄 4mo
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The Christmas Wish | Sharon Sala
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Bailedbailed

So I borrowed this title from Hoopla, not realizing that it was part of a series. Which is fine, I'll read romance series out of order, but I just didn't like it. The romance was all in the first chapter, and it started to feel like Hallmark movie (but the more serious moves that play on their Movies and Mysteries channel), so this was a DNF for me. #WinterReadathon
@DieAReader @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES

Andrew65 That‘s a shame. 4mo
DieAReader Leaves room for a new 📖pick😏😉📚 4mo
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Mutts | Patrick McDonnell
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2nd December #WinterReadathonDailyChallenge #Winter Readathon

Jumping into this! Here's a throwback picture of my mutt, Pages, and her first encounter with a book tree.... it's been awhile since I made one. I love my grumpy mutt butt!

@DieAReader @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES

OriginalCyn620 So cute! 4mo
Andrew65 Aah, bless 🐶🐶🐶 4mo
batsy Awww! 😆 4mo
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AmyG Adorable 4mo
Cupcake12 Love this 🐾 4mo
DieAReader ♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
Tamra Oh that‘s adorable! 4mo
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Making Spirits Bright | Nan Rossiter, Fern Michaels, Rosalind Noonan, Elizabeth Bass
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Did a quick craft for my cubicle- just used regular paper to print out Making Spirits Bright and then just covered a few arcs I keep at work. #ChristmasCrafts

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In the Dream House: A Memoir | Carmen Maria Machado
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This is beautiful and sad, gorgeously written and a devastating look at an abusive relationship. Can‘t wait to discuss this tomorrow night at book club!

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Erin Morgenstern has a tarot deck out!!!!

emz711 What's it like?! 4mo
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Late again, but here's my #manicmonday #letter0 @CBee

📚 Odd Thomas
✍️ Richard Osman (The Thursday Murder Club books!)
📺 Out of Sight (George Clooney during his most Clooneist and JLo)
🎤 Oingo Boingo
🎶 One by U2

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Slumber Party | Christopher Pike
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Working on my #Bujo layout to keep track of my #Pikeathon challenge in 2023.

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Doing a Reread of the series before plunging into Greywaren!

Clare-Dragonfly Good idea 😆 4mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Haven't done a #ManicMonday in awhile (and of course I'm a day late!)
#LetterN @CBee

📘The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, naturally!
💻Laurie Notaro
🎬 Nikita
📺 Night Court
🎸 Heather Nova
🎶 New York by Snow Patrol

CBee Good to have you along 😊😊😊 4mo
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The Midnight Club | Christopher Pike
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I've been busy, digging up my copies of Christopher Pike books and ordering used copies of what I don't have (although hopefully more of his books will get republished, I know a few have been released as ebooks because of the show). So in 2023 I'm hosting a #Pikeathon Reading Challenge. I'll host discussions as I read (I'm probably not going to read the Spooksville books, but I might), and do random giveaways to participants who tag me ⬇

MidnightBookGirl in reviews. I personally plan on re-reading the books in order of publication year, but there are no rules to that. Comment below with what level you might aim for!

Participation Levels:

Slumber Party
Read 1-3 Pike books

Chain Letter
Read 3-8 Pike Books

The Star Group
Read 8-15 Pike books

Spellbound
Read 15-25 Pike Books

Fall Into Darkness
Read 25-35 Pike books

The Midnight Club
Read 36 plus

The Last Vampire
Read them all!
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BookHoarder32 I remember reading The Last Vampire books as a teenager and really liking them ❤️ 5mo
RowReads1 I haven‘t read one in years. In my teens, a couple of friends and I majorly enjoyed them. 4mo
Caroline2 Oh my god! I loved these books, back in the day! If I can get my hands on some copies then count me in! 😀 4mo
CSeydel Ooooh I just saw this! I haven‘t read his books since middle school, but just last Halloween and I got on a weird Pike kick. I just returned Sati to the library! So fun 1mo
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This was not an easy read bc it‘s a heavy subject, and it doesn‘t necessarily end the way you‘d hope, because the reality of justice vs what we want it to be is so often at odds with the way the world works.

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The Hawthorne Legacy | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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My second time around with the second book was even better! I do miss some of the puzzles, but I just really love the characters. #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Word Find: 386

LibraryFairy Question. Have you read the third book, and if so what do you think? 5mo
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I enjoyed the second book in this series, and I love that it's super long. I did have to stop myself from going on a binge because there's so many good horror books on my TBR that I hope to read this month too. #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter #Clwojick

Word Find: 370

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I originally had planned to read the Karin Slaughter book, but it turns out I had already read it, so I thought I'd try this one for the team read and I really liked it! I've already read the second book, and I plan on continuing. #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick
Word Find: 276

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Scream: A Screenplay | Kevin Williamson
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I sometimes enjoy reading screenplays, and this one felt fitting for #TeamSlaughter. I read the kindle version for free, but the formatting was not the best. #Scarathlon @Clwojick
Word Search: 145

RaeRoss I am going to have to read this! 5mo
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Self-Made Widow | Fabian Nicieza
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I somehow missed that this was a book 2, but it didn't get in the way of my enjoyment of this book. I will definitely be checking out the first book Suburban Dicks.
#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick
Word Search- 403

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#OminousOctober Day 18- Enchantment @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

The word Enchantment makes me think of Sarah's song from Hocus Pocus:

Come, little children, I'll take thee away
Into a land of enchantment.
Come, little children, the time's come to play,
Here in my garden of magic.

#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Eggs Great cover! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 💫🧡 5mo
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My friend sent this too me and it was too perfect not to share! #Scarathalon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Linsy 😂 5mo
Clwojick 😂 😂 5mo
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Privacy: A Novel | Nina Sadowsky
Mehso-so

This was a decent thriller, but I know I won't remember it in a few months. Basically a therapist who also treats married couples comes to realize that someone is stalking her patients, with dire consequences.
#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick
Word Seach: 190

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How to Survive Your Murder | Danielle Valentine
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Not bad for totals since I failed at posting this week- I still have so many books to post and review, so expect next week to be much bigger. I did DNF a book, which was Manhunt, which was a little too splatter punky and depressing for me to finish. Still love the cover though. Lots of great reads to come though!
#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick Way to go! Great job! ☠ 5mo
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This one is definitely a bit of a mixed genre- you have horror, mystery, and ghosts. So it works for either team for #Scarathlon. A struggling journalist goes home to write a puff piece on a new sleep and wellness app called Clarity- one of a million in the market. But after agreeing to be a beta tester, our hero finds himself haunted by the Sleep Songs, by his past, and by what happened to all the other beta testers...
#TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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How to Survive Your Murder | Danielle Valentine
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I loved the plot, and it gave me Final Girls movie vibes (which if you like horror-comedy, I totally recommend). I'm not so sure I loved the ending though, which was a bit of a let down. #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick Word Search- 457.

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The Inheritance Games | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Catching up on #Scarathlon posts, so I apologize for the blitz!

My YA book club is meeting later this morning to discuss The Final Gambit, so a re-read was in order! Still love this book and the plot, which is just so much fun- who hasn't dreamed of inheriting tons of money from a mysterious benefactor? I'm not as great with the riddles, but still so much fun.
#Scarathlon #TeamSlaugher @Clwojick Word Search- 259

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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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I somehow managed to go my whole life not having read this book (I do remember trying to read it as a kid and I maybe read a Disneyfied version). But my friends and I did CluedUpp's Alice in Wonderland themed scavenger hunt this past weekend, and I thought I should read the book... which I did not enjoy despite the dulcet tones of narrator Scarlet Johannsen. #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick

ShyBookOwl I can't imagine Johansen being a good narrator for this, I think of her as very monotone. That aside, I've been disappointed by this book too. Also feel like I never read the original as a kid, picked it up as an adult and just couldn't get into it. Never finished it. 5mo
Justmissc87 I did Clued Ups Alice in wonderland too. I do remember reading the book but it‘s been awhile. Sorry you didn‘t enjoy it! 😕 5mo
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Two Truths and a Lie | April Henry
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I have some posting to catch up on this week, but here's my first week totals for #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @Clowjick

PuddleJumper Nicely done! 5mo
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Two Truths and a Lie | April Henry
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Mehso-so

This was a bit of a let down. I was all stoked for teens trapped in a snow storm at a creepy hotel with a creepy history, slowly getting picked off one by one... but the book doesn't deliver. I realized a big twist early on, and it was a struggle to care about the characters after that. The stakes never felt that high, so the tension of a good thriller just wasn't there. #Scarathlon #Team Slaughter @clwojick

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Untitled | Unknown
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I'm trying to watch more horror movies this month, and this was on my tbr. It's a good concept- teens who have been mercilessly tormented by bullies gather them together at a party, drug them, and then punish them. They aren't intending to kill anyone, more like Wesley's To The Pain! suggestion to Prince Humperdink, taking away the parts of themselves the bullies most value. Solid horror idea, but the production value, or lack thereof, ⬇

MidnightBookGirl really shows. The acting is uneven, with the Bullied being much better than the Bullies. The pacing is weird- but I blame that on direction. There was too much dead space (haha) in between moments which should have been filled with acting- struggle, emotion, something. But overall I liked this one, and it was an easy horror movie to watch after the Hubs had gone to bed bc I wasn't scared. It did make me sad though. 6mo
Coueriamb Excellent photo lol 6mo
Clwojick Sounds interesting. I‘ll have to add it to my list! 6mo
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The Long Walk | Stephen King
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This was a re-read that happened to fit the next #PromptMaze (decade I was born). Because it's a Bachman book, it's rather dark in tone, and no happy endings are to be had here. Like the Hunger Games, there can only be one winner, so lots of dead kids walk these pages. This is a story I've read multiple times, and depending on my mood when I read it, I view the ending differently. Can't believe this hasn't been made into a movie yet. #Scarathlon

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The Last Housewife: A Novel | Ashley Winstead
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Wow, this book was a lot darker than I thought it was going to be! Shay has recently become a housewife and she hates it. While listening to an old friend's true crime podcast, another friend's name pops up- Laurel, and both the podcaster, Jamie, and Shay don't believe that Laurel killed herself. So off Shay goes to back to her college stomping grounds, and the super violent cult she thought she and her friend had escaped years ago ⬇

MidnightBookGirl The cult part mixes sex and violence towards women, which makes for a brutal read. Winstead is definitely of the Karin Slaughter camp- you'll get an amazing read, but it's going to take it's pound of flesh.
#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick
#BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#Spookoween @TheSpineView
#31by31 @Catsandbooks
#PointsAThon @dieareader @GHABI4ROSES
#ReadLikeHellaThon
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TheSpineView Excellent 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 6mo
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DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 6mo
Clwojick Sounds awesome! Way to go! 6mo
Catsandbooks Yay! 🎃 6mo
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Totally not on theme at all with #Scarathlon or October, but a good read just the same. We'll be discussing this at our romance book club on Thursday, and I really enjoyed this one. Vanessa doesn't like to use her magic fortune telling abilities- which can range from oh, she loves you to oh, your best friend is going to die in your arms soon. But determined to not let them control her anymore, she travels to Paris to study under her aunt. ⬇

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#BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#Spookoween @TheSpineView
#31by31 @Catsandbooks
#PointsAThon @dieareader @GHABI4ROSES
#ReadLikeHellaThon
@Clwojick
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TheSpineView Fantastic 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 6mo
Catsandbooks Awesome 👻 6mo
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Black Tide | KC Jones
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I went into this book without any idea of the subject matter other than horror- but suffice it to say, this would be a good read for #TeamMonsterMash. I really enjoyed this one, and could identify with both the main characters, who both feel like hopeless screwups. Sometimes we just need real monsters to make us realize we aren't that bad after all. #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick
5pts for the read, 15pt because of the photo prompt word!

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Halloween ABC | Sarah Albee
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I bought a few rebound books with blank pages mixed in years ago and finally figured I‘d use one to track the Halloween movies I‘m watching this month and one for my #scarathalon books. #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick 🖤🖤🖤🖤 6mo
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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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This is my second time through with this book- both times for a book club, go figure. While the characters and subject matter are all terrible, it makes for a fascinating read, and no doubt the discussion will be awesome too.
#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick
#Spookoween @TheSpineView
#31by31 @Catsandbooks 2/31 hours
#PromptMaze @TheAromaofBooks
#PointsAThon @dieareader @GHABI4ROSES
#ReadLikeHellaThon

MrsMalaprop Great book. I did it for book club too. 6mo
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Clwojick Awesome job! 6mo
DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 6mo
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Midnight | Mari Adkins
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I was hoping to cross off two items from my Fall Bucket list yesterday, but the haunted house attraction closed bc of rain. However I did find my Fall/Winter scent at Bath & Body Works. #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick I love your sign! 6mo
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Black Tide | KC Jones
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My first #OminousOctober post- the prompt was black and it just so happens this is the book I started today, which also opens on October 1st! #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🖤 6mo
Clwojick I love it! It was meant to be! 🖤 6mo
Eggs Brilliant 🖤🧡🖤 6mo
Reggie This book was so good. Hope you like it. 6mo
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After a few days off, it‘s time to join Matthew and Diana on September 30th. #ADOWrealtimeread

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My tentative #Scarthlon Movie Watch List- please know that Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2 are going to be watched, they are must views! I've been keeping a list of horror movies mentioned on WatchMojo and WhatCulture the last month or so, gearing up for the spooky season. #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick #HorrorMovies

Clwojick Such a fantastic watch list! 6mo
Reggie The Skin I Live In- there is no bad Almodovar. 6mo
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The Midnight Club | Christopher Pike
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Posting my #Scarathlon TBR pile- at least a partial one. Most of these are books I've already got in my audio queue or need to read for book club, with a few purchases I made just for this month. I can't wait for tomorrow! @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick Curious to see your thoughts on Manhunt and Blackened Teeth. 6mo
MidnightBookGirl Also using this as my #BookSpinBingo card @AromaofBooks 6mo
MidnightBookGirl Also using this as my #BookSpinBingo card @AromaofBooks 6mo
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The Hubs got this for me as a funny gift, but it was a pretty decent romance along the lines of Ice Planet Barbarians, although I liked this one more. They all appear to be free through Kindle Unlimited, so I may binge In February.

MatchlessMarie For some reason I read it as Kate and the Karen lol 6mo
Ruthiella @MatchlessMarie That made me crack up. 🤣 6mo
MidnightBookGirl @MatchlessMarie OMG, that would be a hilarious romance! 6mo
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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My reading stack for the cabin the Hubs are at, celebrating 20 years of marriage and 20 years of him having to build bookcases, step over piles of books, and seeing most of our expendable income (and then some) spent on books. ♥️

DinoMom Amazing book sleeves 6mo
MoonWitch94 Love them! 6mo
Eggbeater Happy Anniversary ♥️ 6mo
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DieAReader Happy Anniversary🍰🥂 Beautiful book sleeves! Might I ask where you acquired them from😁🧐 6mo
Itchyfeetreader Happy anniversary 6mo
MidnightBookGirl @DieAReader The big skull one and the one with the open books and flowers are Bookbeau, the moon and cats one is story hero and has a pocket and a flap which I love, and the Night Circus one is Cluttergirl Designs 6mo
MidnightBookGirl @DieAReader I also have my iPad in the pile in a blue and gold case I got off Amazon 6mo
DieAReader @MidnightBookGirl Great! Thanks so much🙂 6mo
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