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Traci1

Joined December 2017

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them. -Lemony Snickett
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Willie: An Autobiography | Willie Nelson, Bud Shrake
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I lost my sweet Willie today. It wasn't unexpected as he'd been sick for a long time and he was nearly 16, but I'm still heartbroken. I'm so tired and teary and really just need a good happy book (with no animals) I can listen to. All recommendations would be appreciated.

IndoorDame 💔💔💔 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 So so sorry❤️ 3w
Susanita 💔💔 3w
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Slajaunie 💙❤️💙❤️💙 3w
Chrissyreadit I‘m so sorry! I tend to read Jane Austen when I need comfort. 3w
wanderinglynn I am so sorry for your loss. 💔 When I need comfort, I often turn to romances or dive into a fantasy or SciFi. A book that made me laugh out loud was 3w
Ruthiella So very sorry to hear that. 💔 I read/re-read Agatha Christie when I am sad and/or stressed. 3w
wordslinger42 I am so very sorry. Losing a pet is so hard. They really are family. Sending prayers to you and hoping you are able to find some comforting reads 💜 3w
Catsandbooks So sorry for your loss! 3w
Bookboss So sorry for your loss ❤️ 3w
Laughterhp So sorry for your loss 💚 3w
DGRachel Sending hugs and love. Losing a pet is so hard. 3w
BookwormAHN Sending hugs, I'm so sorry for your loss 💔 3w
AmyG I am so sorry for your loss. Big hug. 😥 (edited) 3w
JacqMac So sorry for your loss. Hugs. 💕 3w
AmyK1 I‘m so sorry 😢 3w
jlhammar My heart goes out to you. So sorry. 3w
ozma.of.oz I am so sorry for your loss. ❤️❤️❤️ He looks like a sweet boy. 3w
CoverToCoverGirl So very sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and support. Losing a beloved fur baby is terribly difficult. 💔💜 3w
Soubhiville I‘m so sorry. 3w
Julsmarshall Sending ❤️❤️❤️. I‘m so sorry for your loss. 3w
JenReadsAlot I'm so sorry for your loss. 3w
DivineDiana Sending love. ❤️ 3w
xicanti *hugs* I‘m so sorry. 3w
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss 3w
inthegreensandblues I'm so sorry for your loss.💜An audiobook that recently made me laugh was Nothing to See Here. 3w
Cinfhen I‘m so sorry for your loss - this was a fun lighthearted romance I enjoyed on audio and I generally stay away from romance… 3w
squirrelbrain So sorry for your loss. 💔 3w
Bookwormjillk I‘m so sorry for your loss 💔 I liked The Bodyguard too. 3w
batsy I'm so sorry ❤️ 3w
TheSpineView So so sorry for your loss!💔 3w
Sharpeipup Big hugs to you. 3w
BookwormM So sorry 3w
SamAnne Condolences. 3w
Jennifer3 So sorry for your loss. Losing a beloved pet is one of the toughest things. Sending you hugs and peace. I love a good Shopaholic series story as she always makes me laugh. 3w
Monica5 So sorry 😥 So hard to loose a Furbaby. 3w
bookishbitch So very sorry for your loss. 3w
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I wasn't feeling any of the #botm choices this month. I think this may be the first time I've skipped in the 2 years I've had my membership.

What did you pick this month?

vivastory I'm hoping that they start Including horror regularly. I think it's weird that there wasn't really a nf selection with nf November around the corner 1mo
marleed Haha I can only get 3 of the 5 books I wanted this month. I‘m hoping for a skip month sometime so I can pick from my growing backlog of desired botm‘s! 1mo
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Aims42 I skipped, wasn‘t feeling any of the titles either 😞 I skipped last month too so I‘m really hoping December (!!!!) blows me away 🤞 1mo
EKonrad I think I‘m skipping this month too! I very rarely do that so I‘m worried I‘m gonna be sad to not get a box! Lol 1mo
EJsmama0729 Same. I skipped last month and this month and this is my birthday month, but I just wasn‘t interested in any of the books that had available 1mo
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The Witching Hour | Anne Rice
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My main goal for October's #20in4 readathon is to finish my reread of The Witching Hour. Kindle says I have 22+ hours remaining, so we shall see.

@Andrew65

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The Kiss Curse: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Yay! I really liked Ex Hex and Loved Kiss Curse. I'm so excited to see that a third book is in the works. ❤️

@EclecticBookLover 😀

EclecticBookLover YES!!!!!!!!!!! 1mo
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Solid story about the aftermath of an F6 hurricane that destroys Miami and Huston. The best parts to me were the personal accounts that were interspersed within the story. It reminded me of the format of World War Z.

#scarathlon points: 5+1+(7hours x 5 thons x 10) + (144 words x 10)=1,796 #teamslaughter @Clwojick #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #31by31 @Catsandbooks #spookaween2022 @TheSpineView #littenlisten @aperfectmjk

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The Witching Hour | Anne Rice
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I got an itch to reread an old favorite. I've had this copy nearly 30 years (yikes! I am old). It's obviously seen better days. The pages are a bit loose. Now I'm wondering if I should just buy an e-copy to read or try to gently read this 1,000+ pager.

Deifio Hm, if you're afraid it will fall apart, get an ebook. ☺️ 1mo
Traci1 @Deifio I ended up doing that. 😁 1mo
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The Genius Plague | David Walton
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This was a pretty unique story about a fungal infection that sort of hijacks the brains of the infected humans. It was an interesting plot with decent writing. It lagged a bit in places, but was enjoyable for the most point. Audio was pretty good.

#scarathlon points: 5+1+(10.5hours x 5 thons x 10)=556 #teamslaughter @Clwojick #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #31by31 @Catsandbooks #spookaween2022 @TheSpineView #littenlisten @aperfectmjk

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This one is a low pick. I enjoy these stories more when more of the Three Pines villagers are involved. Also there was a bit too much going on and hard to follow at times. Still, it was good, especially the parts with Beauvoir.

#scarathlon points: 15+1+(12hours x 5 thons x 10) + (10 x 363 words) = 4,246 #teamslaughter @Clwojick #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #31by31 @Catsandbooks #spookaween2022 @TheSpineView #littenlisten @aperfectmjk

TheSpineView Fantastic 1mo
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The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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While the ending maybe was a tad disappointing, I really enjoyed this one. It had major Big Little Lies (which I LOVED) vibes. I really liked Holsinger's writing style, enough to borrow his Displacements off Libby to start tonight.

#scarathlon points: 5+1+(10hours x 4 thons x 10)=406 #teamslaughter @Clwojick #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #31by31 @Catsandbooks #spookaween2022 @TheSpineView

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The Old Man | Thomas Perry
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Mehso-so

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This was ok. Lots of action, but I wasn't sold on the over the top plot. And I didn't really feel invested with the characters. I watched the show, and had similar feelings about it. Neither were anything special.

#scarathlon points: 15+1+(12hours x 4 thons x 10) + (149 words x 10)=1,986 #teamslaughter @Clwojick #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #31by31 @Catsandbooks #spookaween2022 @TheSpineView

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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The Kiss Curse: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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This was deliciously adorable. Even better than The Ex Hex, which I enjoyed. I'm hoping for a book 3 featuring the other brother.

#scarathlon points: 25+1+(6hours x 4 thons x 10) + (138words x 10)=1,646 #teamslaughter @Clwojick #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #31by31 @Catsandbooks #spookaween2022 @TheSpineView

EclecticBookLover I have 30 pages left, but work got in the way! 😫 I hope to finish it tonight. I agree with you and I like this one even better than The Ex Hex. I have high hopes for the 3rd book if there is one. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I need to get a hold of this one as I actually did enjoy The Ex Hex. 1mo
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Fletch's Fortune | Gregory Mcdonald
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Panpan

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While I liked the first couple of these well enough, I'm starting to think they're just too dated. The story in this one didn't make up for that. Audio was decent.

#scarathlon points: 15+1+(5hours x 5 thons x 10)=266 #teamslaughter @Clwojick #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #31by31 @Catsandbooks #spookaween2022 @TheSpineView #littenlisten @aperfectmjk

Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🐈‍⬛🧡 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Looking good!! 1mo
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X-Files: The Truth Is Out There | Kami Garcia, Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, David Liss, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Greg Cox, Bev Vincent, Jon McGoran, Hank Schwaeble, David Sakmyster, Sarah Stegall, Glenn Grenberg
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️1/2
I really enjoyed the first of these anthologies of short stories (Trust No One), but this one was not so great. One standout, Rachel Caine's story, didn't make up for several that were just bad and the rest that were mediocre. Narration was great.

#scarathlon points: (15×5)+1+(9hours x 5 thons x 10)=526 #teamslaughter @Clwojick #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #31by31 @Catsandbooks #spookaween2022 @TheSpineView #littenlisten @aperfectmjk

Catsandbooks 🙌🏼👻🖤 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 1mo
Maria514626 Oh how I miss this show! 😔 1mo
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The 6:20 Man: A Thriller | David Baldacci
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
Decent thriller/mystery. I'm not sure I enjoyed it enough to continue with further books (assuming there will be ones). The audio narration (multiple narrators) was particularly good.

#scarathlon points: 15+1+(8hours x 5 thons x 10)=416 #teamslaughter @Clwojick #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #31by31 @Catsandbooks #spookaween2022 @TheSpineView #littenlisten @aperfectmjk

Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🎃🖤 1mo
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These are clever little mysteries. I liked the first one more than this, but I still enjoyed this one. Looking forward to the second Netflix film.

#scarathlon points: 15+1+(4hours x 5 thons x 10)=216 #teamslaughter @Clwojick #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #31by31 @Catsandbooks #spookaween2022 @TheSpineView #littenlisten @aperfectmjk

CogsOfEncouragement I listened to the first book on audio and really enjoyed it. Adored the movie and I am so looking forward to the second. 1mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🦇🧡 1mo
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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Well, I was wondering about all the hoopla surrounding Hoover, but if this book is any indication, she is definitely not for me. I'm not sure I could have liked this any less. Maybe if it was longer. 🙄

#scarathlon points: 16+(5hours x 5thons x 10)=266
#teamslaughter @Clwojick #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #31by31 @Catsandbooks #spookaween2022 @thespineview #littlelisten @aperfectmjk

Catsandbooks That's too bad 1mo
TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!!! 1mo
Traci1 @TheAromaofBooks that's true. 1mo
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I have never read a Colleen Hoover book. I'm not sure I'll like her at all, but I keep hearing her name, and people just seem to LOVE her. So, if I were to try one, which one would you suggest?

Send me your recommendations, please.

Beatlefan129 I read this and thought it was very well done: 2mo
Kimberlone I think this is definitely her most popular book. If you like this one you will probably like more of her contemporary romances. Other end of the spectrum is Verity, a paranormal romance thriller (also very popular). 2mo
Airykah13 I‘ve read Verity and November 9 and really enjoyed both. I don‘t count Verity with her other books since it‘s a totally different genre. 2mo
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mcctrish I have Verity on my TBR stack but I‘m pretty sure it‘s not the one One to read 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
Traci1 @Beatlefan129 @Kimberlone thanks. I placed it on hold on libby. I'm 909th in line! Luckily they have like 160 copies, but still. I may just take the plunge and buy it, but Verity is free on audible right now, so I think I'm gonna try that one first. 2mo
Traci1 @mcctrish @Airykah13 Looks like Audible has Verity for free this month, so I'm going to try that one first. I put It Ends with Us on hold, but there's a long (11 weeks) wait. Since they seem fairly different I'll probably try both. 2mo
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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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My daughter and I were looking for a stream of A Man Called Ove, but we came across the miniseries of Anxious People on Netflix and decided to go with that instead. We watched all 6 episodes last night, and it was a really good adaptation. Emma hadn't read the book, and she enjoyed it just as much as I did. I'm hoping it'll convince her that she needs to read Backman. I've loved all of his books that I've read so far.

vlwelser The ball gag with the bunny costume was so extra. 😂 I thought they did a great job. 2mo
Traci1 @vlwelser omg yes! We loved the bunny. 2mo
Kimberlone I thought the adaptation was quite good! I didn‘t even mind that it was in Swedish and I had to read the subtitles! 2mo
Traci1 @Kimberlone My son is deaf so our TV always has the captions on. I'm so used to them that it wasn't really any different for me. I've been watching a Polish show that's dubbed, and it's awful. They all have American accents, and their voices don't fit their faces. I've started just muting it and reading the subtitles for that one too. 😄 2mo
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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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Fredrik Backman always knows just how to break me into tiny pieces. He always balances the sorrow with hope. I think I'm going to need something fluffy before I move on to the next book in the series. Who'd have thought a series about hockey could be so moving?

scarathlon points: 5+1+(9 hours x 5 thons x 10)=456
@Clwojick #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #31by31 @Catsandbooks #littenlisten @aperfectmjk #spookaween2022 @TheSpineView

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Oh my gosh, this looks really good. I loved Ove so much, and I can't wait for the movie.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/eFYUX9l-m5I

AmyG Oh wow. 2mo
jlhammar The Swedish film adaptation is so good. I'll be interested to see how the American version compares! 2mo
Jemgirl2014 @jlhammar I loved that one too! I can‘t wait for this version as well! 2mo
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Traci1 @jlhammar I need to see if I can find that one to stream somewhere. 2mo
TheBookDream AAAAAH! I loved the original movie so much! 2mo
JamieArc It so nice that some good movies are finally coming out. Looking forward to this one! 2mo
MadelineMcCrae The original movie was so good. I think they‘ve done a great job adapting Backman‘s books so far. I‘m not sure how to feel about an American version… 2mo
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This was a relisten to my favorite zombie book and one of my faves of any genre. The full cast audio is the best audiobook I've ever heard. Every narrator is amazing. It's just so good. If I had influence with HBO or prime video, I'd be having them do a Band of Brothers type docu-drama movie with the interviews interspersed within it. The one they made was entertaining for what it was but it in no way reflected the book.

Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🎃🖤 2mo
TheSpineView Great job 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2mo
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X-Files: Trust No One | Tim Lebbon, Peter Clines, Heather Graham, Anderson, Kevin J., Max Allan Collins, Brian Keene, Aaron Rosenberg, Ray Garton, Stefan Petrucha, Gayle Lynds, John Sheldon, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Paul Crilley, W. D. Gaglian, David Benton, Timothy Deal, Gini Loch
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This was a great selection of short stories. Of the 15, there were only 2 that I didn't care for. The rest were all terrific. And the dual narrators were fantastic.

#scarathlon points: 426 (7 hours, 15 stories, 5 thons)
@Clwojick #spookaween2022 @TheSpineView #31by31 @Catsandbooks #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #littenlisten @aperfectmjk

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Confess, Fletch | Gregory Mcdonald
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Mehso-so

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Book was ok. Movie was marginally better. I do approve of Jon Hamm as Fletch, it just wasn't a terrific story.

#scarathlon points: 186 (3 hours x 5 thons plus #promptmaze) @Clwojick #spookaween2022 @TheSpineView #31by31 @Catsandbooks #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #littenlisten @aperfectmjk

Catsandbooks 🙌🏼☠️🖤 2mo
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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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Mehso-so

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I didn't like this one as much as book one. I'll still get to the third eventually. I'm on the fence about trying the show.

#scarathlon 1,276 points (19 hours x 6 thons plus #promptmaze) @Clwojick #spookaween2022 @TheSpineView #31by31 @Catsandbooks #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #littenlisten @aperfectmjk #witchathon @mdm139

Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🔮🖤 2mo
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Mehso-so

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I wanted to love this one. I liked it well enough, but I feel no need to read any further in the series. It was clever and the audio was good. It just wasn't great. My daughter loved it.

#scarathlon points: 1,181 (6 thons x 10 hours plus a #promptmaze and 37 cal prompts) @Clwojick #spookaween2022 @TheSpineView #31by31 @Catsandbooks #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #littenlisten @aperfectmjk @witchathon @mdm139

Catsandbooks 🙌🏼✨🧡 2mo
TheSpineView Great job 2mo
TheAromaofBooks This one just felt way too much like it started in the middle of a series to work for me. 2mo
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I'm trying to catch up on my #scarathlon posts. I've re-watched all 42 ST episodes. Love that show. I've also watched 2 Halloween episodes each of Big Bang and Modern Family. And I introduced my 20 year old to Beetlejuice. She wasn't impressed with the special effects. 🙄
Total points 235 for #teamslaughter @Clwojick

mdm139 I watched Gremlins with my kid last night. He wasn‘t impressed with special effects either 2mo
Bookwomble When I watched Star Trek The Original Series with my kids, they wet themselves laughing at the effects, and cringed at the sexism. They do like TNG and the later series, though. 2mo
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Totally adorable witchy romance. Though I didn't love it quite so much, it has Cerulean Sea vibes.

#scarathlon points: 1,501 (6 hours, 5 thons, 17 calendar prompts, 92 words, and a #promptmaze)
#spookaween2022 #31by31 #bookspin #witchathon @Clwojick @TheSpineView @TheAromaofBooks @Catsandbooks @mdm139

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Supernatural: Fresh Meat | Alice Henderson
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My favorite #hunters. Wish there were more of these books. ☹️

#bibliophilepix Day 8
+6 #scarathlon #teamslaughter

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Death Down Under | Samantha Silver
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Panpan

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There were a lot of little annoyances that added up to me not liking this one - lack of editing, plot inconsistencies, and over the top stereotypes being the biggest grievances. The idea of this one could have been great, but I think it needs a better (or at least more experienced) writer to get there.

#scarathlon points: 1,511 (4 hours, 4 thons, 9 calendar prompts, 118 word search words, and a #promptmaze) #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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When you take your kid to a playdate and come home with the creeping crud, you're entitled to spend the day under a fuzzy blanket with coffee and a comfort read, right?

#teamslaughter #buddyread #reread

PuddleJumper Absolutely 2mo
Aims42 Definitely!! ❤️ 2mo
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Mehso-so

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I really loved this series when it first started. This one was ok but had less of the spark of the first couple. I'll finish the series as there's only one book left, but I'm not feeling pressed to do it anytime soon.

#scarathlon #teamslaughter 441 points (4 hours, 6 thons, 11 📅 prompts, and promptmaze) #spookaween2022 #31by31 #littenlisten #bookspin #witchathon @Clwojick @TheSpineView @Catsandbooks @TheAromaofBooks @aperfectmjk @mdm139

TheSpineView Great job 2mo
shanaqui Aw, always a shame when an enjoyable series doesn't stand up. 2mo
Clwojick Way to go! 2mo
Catsandbooks Yay! 🧡 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2mo
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The Witching Hour | Anne Rice
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While most people associate her with vampires, my favorite Anne Rice novel involves #witches. In fact, I think it may be time for a reread. I'm not particularly interested in the show, though.

#myfictionalmusings

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This was a pretty good Brennan book. After 17, you'd expect them to start getting stale, but I thought this was one of the better ones. Narrator did a great job.

#scarathlon points: 2,726 (6 hours, 5 thons, #promptmaze, 18 calendar prompts, and 212 word search words) #teamslaughter @clwojick
#spookaween2022 @thespineview #31by31 @Catsandbooks #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #littenlisten @aperfectmjk

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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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I feel like my so-so here is rather generous. I love Stephen King's stories. Or I hate them. I find there is no in between. Now, for the first 3rd I thought this was gonna be a love. But, alas, the last 2/3, which on audio ran for 16 hours of the 24 total, was a slog. I got to 2 hours from the end and very nearly bailed. So, again, so-so is generous. But, hey, you may love it.

#scarathlon total: 1,416 #teamslaughter

Traci1 14 hours - I kept speeding up the audio to get through it faster x 6 thons plus 37 words, 12 calendar prompts, and a #promptmaze. #bookspin #spookaween2022 #littenlisten #31by31 @Clwojick @aperfectmjk @TheSpineView @TheAromaofBooks @Catsandbooks 2mo
Clwojick Great for points though! 😂 2mo
CaroPi I did love the book. A real tribute to the classics... But not all the books are for everyone and that is good. I also dislike books that others love 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
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Traci1 @CaroPi yeah, the reviews seem mostly really positive. I'm not sure what makes them so hit or miss for me. The Stand is one of my most favorite books that I reread a lot. I hated Gunslinger and refuse to read more of those. Loved It and Pet Sematary, and the Mr Mercedes books are brilliant. Couldn't stand Rose Madder or Duma Key. But I will continue to read them all because when i love them, i really love them. 2mo
Traci1 @Clwojick yep. I'm sure I missed a ton of word search points when I zoned out though. 🤦‍♀️ 2mo
TheSpineView That's disappointing 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
TheQuietQuill I felt the exact same way about this one. Loved the first half and then, I got absolutely bored with the rest. His books are a hit or miss with me too. 2mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🖤👻 2mo
CaroPi @Traci1 I think that in order to be so prolific you can't make books that everyone loves all the time... Salem's lot is the next one from him in my list. I loved It but hated the last 5 pages. Normally I am really disappointed with his endings 2mo
BookMaven9 Especially the dungeon portion. Dragged on and on. 2mo
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It may be set to get back up in the 80's by Friday, but today's high of 50° means it's a cozy day of reading by the fire. So far, this book has been perfectly cozy as well. Now if someone would just bring me some hot cocoa and cookies, I'd be all set. 😊

yourfavouritemixtape Very jealous. Reading by the fire sounds like a delight! 2mo
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My current read is a #bookwithwitches. I'm just getting started. Hoping it's a good one. 🤞

#thatbookishclubchallenge

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The Stand | Stephen King
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The biggest #killer in The Stand was the virus. This book is in my top 10 favorites of all time. As you can probably tell from my copy's state, I've read it quite a few times. I could get a new one, I guess, but I kind of love that you can see from the cracks and loose pages how loved this book has been.

#scarathlondailyprompts #teamslaughter
@clwojick
@staycurious

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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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I love Book Scents #candles. These are based on the Outlander series. Brianna is my absolute favorite smelling candle. I light them every now and then. Usually when there's a power outage. 😄

#OminousOctober
@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

mdm139 Love these candles too. They are my favorite 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty ❤️🕯 2mo
Eggs Lovely 🕯🎃🖤 2mo
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Pickpick

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Osman has knocked it out of the park yet again. This 3rd book in the TMC series is just as delightfully charming as the previous two. I find myself wanting to crawl inside his stories and live there with all his wonderful characters.

Got a whopping 5,566 points for #scarathlon #teamslaughter (mostly due to 517 #wordsearch words - with 3 hours, 5 thons, a #promptmaze prompt (F2 - there's a kiss 💋), and 14 calander prompts)

ReadingOver50 I‘m excited to read this. Loved the first two. 2mo
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TheSpineView Awesome 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
Clwojick Awesome job! 🖤 2mo
Catsandbooks Terrific! 🧡 2mo
Andrew65 Fantastic, I need to read this 👏👏👏 2mo
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Do you ever read books and get a sense that the author must just be a lovely person solely based on the characters they create? I know nothing about Richard Osman, but I'm certain I'd adore him because you could not be anything but charming and write like he does in these books. I'm nearly done with TBTM, and it's just as delightful as the first two.

gossamerchild I've been hearing so many good things about this series, and only just recently. I think I'm going to have to pick them up. This is a great endorsement of the write! 2mo
Balibee146 I do like him on his various quizzes and the tweets I have seen (not many lol) 2mo
Traci1 @gossamerchild oh, you will love them. They are just about perfect. 2mo
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Traci1 @Balibee146 I'm not big on Twitter (to be honest I don't really understand it), but I just followed him, and I saw that he's got 3 more books in the works for the series, so yay! 2mo
Balibee146 @Traci1 the best feeling when you discover more books. I must read some of them too. I'm the same about twitter lol I've mostly seen him on his quiz think "House of Games" and "Pointless" on the BBC at teatime lol. He's a very knowledgeable but humble seeming man ? 2mo
Traci1 @Balibee146 I'm going to have to see if I can find some of these to stream. Living in the US, we only get BBC America, which for some reason always seems to be playing things like Star Trek and Law and Order. 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
Balibee146 @Tracy1 ah I see... Hopefully some Who on there too 😉 There's some episodes on you tube xx https://youtu.be/E_5Z4QjLivQ 2mo
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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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This book was tons of fun. I enjoyed the story, but mostly I loved the characters. I'm hoping this turns into the first in a series.

#scarathlon points for #teamslaughter: 2,246
This includes 5 hours, 5 thons, #promptmaze, 8 photo calendar prompts, and 184 words from the #wordsearch.

2nd book for #spookaween2022 #31by31 #bookspin #20in4 @Clwojick @thespineview @Catsandbooks @TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65

TheSpineView Awesome 2mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2mo
Catsandbooks Woo! 👻 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! This one is on my shelf for this month as well! 2mo
Clwojick This sounds great! I‘m going to have to find the audio! 2mo
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My audio #bookspinbingo for October 🐈‍⬛️

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My print (paper and ebook) #bookspinbingo for October ☠️

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Sign Here | Claudia Lux
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Blue box day is the best day. 💙

#botm

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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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This is a smallish sample of my #OctTBR. I'd love to get to all of them, but I'll consider half a big success. I've also got kindles and audios I want to read as well.

#Readingintheweb
#gothtober
#thatbookishclubchallenge
#myfictionalmusings

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Butcher and the Wren | Alaina Urquhart
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Mehso-so

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It was ok, I suppose, but nothing I won't forget in a few days. The MC was supremely boring. The antagonist a little less so, but he wasn't fleshed out as well as he could have been. I'd seen lots of hype for this book, but I'm wondering if it had more to do with the author's podcast fame than the content of the book. Audio was decent.

Traci1 This was my first finish for #20in4, so yay for that. For #scarathlon, my point total was 536 (includes 4 hours, 6 thons and a #promptmaze, and 26 words found). #teamslaughter @Clwojick #spookaween2022 @TheSpineView #31by31 @Catsandbooks #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #littenlisten @aperfectmjk @Andrew65 2mo
Clwojick Awesome! Way to go! 🖤🖤🖤 2mo
TheSpineView Great job! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
Catsandbooks Yay! 🧡 2mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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The Ghost Brigades | John Scalzi
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Today's #BibliophilePix prompt is #soldiers. I haven't read this one yet, but I loved the first book in the series, Old Man's War. Scalzi always makes sci-fi fun.

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#Black is probably one of the easiest of the #scarathlondailyprompts. Probably a good 1/4 of my books have mostly black covers. I wonder why it's such a common thing. Anyway, these three are from my TBR shelves. I believe they're all from my Owlcrate backlogs. I really should get to them sometime...

#teamslaughter
@Clwojick

Clwojick 😍They all have such stunning covers! 2mo
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Other Birds: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
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#OisFor Other Birds. I'm hoping to get to this one sometime this month. I adore SAA's magical realism.

#PADcardiganjezebel

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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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Stephen King always paints an interesting portrait of animals. There's no #cat on my cover of Pet Sematary, but one definitely plays a big part in the story.

#OminousOctober
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🙀🖤 2mo
Eggs 🐈‍⬛🖤🐀 2mo
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