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Hallowe'en Party
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Mystery writer Ariadne Oliver has been invited to a Hallowe'en party at Woodleigh Common. One of the other guests is an adolescent girl known for telling tall tales of murder and intrigue -- and for being generally unpleasant. But when the girl, Joyce, is found drowned in an apple-bobbing tub, Mrs Oliver wonders after the fictional nature of the girl's claim that she had once witnessed a murder. Which of the party guests wanted to keep her quiet is a question for Ariadne's friend Hercule Poirot. But unmasking a killer this Hallowe'en is not going to be easy -- for there isn't a soul in Woodleigh who believes the late little storyteller was actually murdered.
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mabell
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Why, Ted?!? 🐶 😭😭

DGRachel Oh no! 2w
BookwormM Uh oh my guinea pig Rodney has also sampled library books 2w
LibrarianRyan At least only it‘s the case. 2w
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batsy Ooof! 😬 2w
mabell @DGRachel @batsy He is a stinker! 😆 2w
mabell @BookwormM I knew I wasn‘t the only one. I just wish he would have sampled something I don‘t have to replace! Forbidden fruit apparently. 🤣 2w
mabell @LibrarianRyan True! Hopefully it wouldn‘t be a big replacement cost. This is my first time in this boat! 2w
LibrarianRyan @mabell should be between $5-7. Depends if it‘s tape, or Cd and how many. 2w
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen This is in your future! 😹 #JohnnyBergen 2w
mabell @LibrarianRyan Oh good! That doesn‘t sound too bad. 2w
mabell @rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen It‘s bound to happen! Those boys 🐶 are trouble. 😂🤣 2w
Chrissyreadit Good thing he‘s cute. 2w
LeahBergen @mabell @rubyslippersreads I know!! Any time now!! 😫😫😫 2w
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Debblyliz
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
Mehso-so

Poirot is called in to investigate after a young girl is drowned after making a statement that she had seen a murder. Fun read but not one of Christie‘s best books. Full review here: https://thecuriousmagpie2018.wordpress.com/2019/11/07/review-halloween-party-by-...

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Christinak
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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He came to a halt to read a tablet erected on a grave contemporary with several others near it... It bore a simple inscription,
“Sacred to the Memory of Hugo Edmund Drake, beloved husband of Rowena Arabella Drake, who departed this life March the 20th 19—”
He giveth his beloved sleep

It occurred to Poirot, fresh from the impact of the #dynamic Rowena Drake, that perhaps sleep might have come in welcome guise to the late Mr. Drake.
#QuotsyNov19

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Scochrane26
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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It started off pouring rain today, then went to sleet and winter temps within a couple of hours. Add high winds, & the results are less trick-or-treaters at my house this year. #scarathlon @Clwojick #teamslaughter #chillingphotochallenge #halloween

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Daisey
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

This mystery was ok, but it did not live up to my expectations for Agatha Christie and is my least favorite of her books so far. My main issue was that it seemed to really drag in the middle and did not hold my attention well. Also, like other readers, I expected a bit more Halloween atmosphere because of the title.

🎃🍎🎃🍎🎃🍎🎃

#audiobook #Hoopla

Sace I felt the same way when I read it. 3w
Daisey @Sace I went back and read more reviews after finishing, and it seems to be a prevalent opinion. 3w
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tjwill
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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The set up was interesting and the ending was satisfying, although it did drag in the middle. Poirot is asked by a friend to investigate the murder of a girl at a Halloween party, and he of course uncovers more than some people in the village want. I wish there had been more Halloween in it, but it was only the day of the murder. It discussed several older Halloween traditions and superstitions.

#scarathlon #teamslaughter
Halloween book!

BGam I liked the 📖 book. Not really loved it. Poirot seemed disinterested and not quite into it. His tight leather shoe 👞 episode was funny. What all people bear for fashion @tjwill (edited) 3w
tjwill @BGam I agree! I didn‘t love it either, but the mystery was solid. Poirot‘s shoe mishaps were definitely funny! 3w
BGam @tjwill 😄👍 3w
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jb72
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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#scarathlon #teamstoker

1 point participation

TheReadingMermaid 😂😂 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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PlayingBonny
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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And that‘s Hallowe‘en Party finished. 21 points for #teamstoker , and my ‘about halloween‘ and ‘pumpkin on the cover‘ squares for the scavenger hunt. #scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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PlayingBonny
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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EadieB
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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TheSpineView 😍🥳😍 3w
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FantasyChick
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

Managed to finish off another #audiobook at the end of work today. I like historical fiction and I enjoy a good murder mystery but I found the characters quite dry. The mystery was interesting but not as enjoyable as I thought it would have been

#scarathlon #teamslaughter #halloweentheme @Clwojick

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Daisey
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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#Halloween week #audiobook 🎃 👻 🍎

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Craftylikefox
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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📚 Halloween Party by Agatha Christie
🎬Trick R Treat - Never blow out a Jack O Lantern!
🎼Everyday is Halloween - Ministry
I know it‘s Tuesday but I always enjoy #manicmonday
@JoScho Happy Tuesday 😊

JoScho Thanks for playing Tabitha 🎃💛🎃 3w
DaveGreen7777 A Ministry song?! Nice! 🤟🎸🎶 3w
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Lizpixie
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Pickpick

I totally forgot to post this last night! Its always been one of my favourite Dame Agatha stories, I also love the David Suchet adaptation that has Zoe Wanamaker as Mrs Oliver. At a Halloween party, a young girl boasts of witnessing a murder. Nobody believes her, until she‘s found drowned in the apple bobbing bucket. #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter #ScaryScavengerHunt #AboutHalloween #WithAPumpkinOnTheCover 23points #PointsTotal-1,543

Dragon 🍎😀🐉 3w
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Brie
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

This one was a later Christie. Just ok in my opinion. Not very exciting even though it featured a murdered child, a first for Christie. It also didn‘t seem to have much to do with Halloween; only the murder took place during Halloween. There just wasn‘t the atmosphere I was looking for.

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Lizpixie
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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My #DeweyOct #readathon has finished, my total time is the bottom clock. Not as much as I‘d liked but over half of the 24hrs was reading and I managed almost 3 books(haven‘t quite finished the tagged book my daughter wouldn‘t leave!)Still have another hour for the #24B4Monday one so I‘m going back to my book! #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 1point + 5 #PointsTotal-1,518

Andrew65 Over 14 hours for the Dewey Readathon is excellent. 🥳🍾🥂 (edited) 4w
Elizabeth2 Fantastic! 4w
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Lizpixie
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Just a quick checkin this time, my youngest came over for dinner so I haven‘t been reading for a little while. I still managed a few more hours though, and as soon as she leaves I‘ll get back to it. How‘s your night/day? #DeweyOct #24B4Monday #readathon #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 1point + 20points #PointsTotal-1,512

Andrew65 Phenomenal even with the break. 😍 4w
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Lizpixie
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Update for my #DeweyOct & #24B4Monday #readathon I‘m about halfway through, reading a bit slower than normal coz I‘m so tired! But I‘m determined to finish so I‘m chugging down caffeine &.getting up to walk around the house with my book to keep me awake. I‘m happy with my times so far, let‘s see how many more hours I can manage before tonight. #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 1point + 10 #PointsTotal-1,491

Linsy Impressive!! 🎃 4w
julesG 👏👏👏👏 4w
Andrew65 👏👏👏👏🙌🎯😍 4w
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Lizpixie
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Next up in my #DeweyOct & #24B4Monday #readathon is this classic Halloween story by the Queen of Crime, Dame Agatha. This will earn #TeamSlaughter a few points too. I‘m now wide awake and ready for the last stretch of the ‘thons. How are you doing? #Scarathlon 1point #PointsTotal-1,480

Clwojick I'm doing good. With 26 hours left of the readathon, I have yet to read too many of my graphics, and have found the audiobooks easiest to get into. I like to keep moving, and do crafts or something while I listen. I get too sleepy if I sit still for too long lol. (edited) 4w
Andrew65 Can‘t beat Agatha Christie. I‘m currently on 16 hrs 30 mins. (edited) 4w
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Linsy
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Pickpick

Nine hours down for #24b4Monday and another great Agatha Christie! I was at first disappointed in the slowness of the beginning, but the excellent writing and thrilling ending soon made up for that! Although when kids are involved, it‘s always sad, even when it‘s fictional.🍎

I‘m also logging what I can for #DeweysReadathon. So, only one hour. Sleep is just so nice!

#halloweentheme #teamslaughter #scarathlon
#chillingphotochallenge #death

Andrew65 That‘s a fantastic time. 👏👏👏 4w
Daisey I plan to listen to this one in the coming week. Looking forward to it. 4w
Linsy @Daisey Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 🎃 (edited) 4w
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bookish_wookish
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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So amazing! Thank you so much! @BookNAround You went above and beyond! I cant wait to read Red Clocks! I dont think ive ever been so excited about a chocolate bar before either! 🍫 Thank you, Thank you! #halloweencardswap

BookNAround We discovered these candy bars when I tucked one into my son‘s stocking a couple of years ago. Now he looks for it every year. 😂 4w
bookish_wookish I cant wait to try it! Looks amazing! @BookNAround 4w
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IndoorDame
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Pickpick

Finished my first book of #24B4Monday ! Agatha Christie is a master and this was a great Halloween read! #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

IndoorDame @TheReadingMermaid did you get this Halloween book when you tallied this weekend‘s points? It didn‘t get a zombie? 3w
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ravenlee
Halloween Party (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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“‘I—I meant well. You must believe that. I meant well.‘
Such sad words, Poirot thought, some of the saddest words in the world.”

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ravenlee
Halloween Party (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

My second Agatha, and I‘m just not sold. Generally I don‘t read mysteries, though, just not my thing.

I figured out the killer pretty early, and the motive, although some of the fine points I hadn‘t guessed. The criticism as repetitive is valid, as many conversations are basically the same throughout.

I think my library needs a new copy. This one is water-damaged and some pages are coming loose.

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ravenlee
Halloween Party (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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The more things change, the more they stay the same. This is from 1969 and I swear I read something almost exactly the same in a book (nonfiction) published in the last decade.

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BGam
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
Pickpick

In one word... Amazing! Couldn‘t be sure till the last page who was/were the culprit..although so many clues but I just couldn‘t guess. All the characters have been portrayed in such likeable fashion that it felt like either it was no one or it could be all of them in it together like a cult or something 😆. #I recommend it #go for it #don‘t go by the negative reviews # it‘s just as good as any of the Agatha‘s

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tjwill
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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I caught myself starting a new book and had to make myself stop. To be fair, I‘m reading More to the Story with my daughter, Stuart Little with my son, and I‘m just making my way leisurely through the Vonnegut short stories. Open Borders is on NetGalley, Canterville Ghost and The Vampyre are on Serial Reader, Hallowe‘en Party is on my Kindle and Private is an audiobook. Therefore, I should be forgiven for trying to pick up a physical book, right?

Linsy Happens to me all the time! 📚 1mo
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BGam
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Binge reading Agatha Christie 😪 As she rightly quoted, “ Detective novels are escape stories” and what a great way to escape a bad cold and sore throat.. Hercule Poirot says in this book, “ it‘s not flu, it‘s just a bad cold.. people just say they have flu, to gain more sympathy as it sounds more serious 😝”.. what an apt line for me..and what a coincidence that I happened to pick this book up while I have Cold and cough 😪

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Pogue
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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LibrarianRyan Yrahhh 1mo
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Melismatic
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Easily my greatest costume ever. My mom outdid herself considering I was going thru a Nick At Night phase and wanted to be Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️🙌🏻 #scarathlon #TeamStoker

Total: 306 pts

TheReadingMermaid Absolutely beautiful ❤️ 50 points and this is your last one sweetie 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid 👍🏻 thanks, love 1mo
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vivastory
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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One of the few books I own with a #pumpkin on the cover is one of my least favorite Christie books I've read so far. I've heard high praise about this title, so I'm a bit baffled by my lukewarm reaction. Could it be due to having read, & loved, Crooked House shortly before? A case of right book, wrong time? I'm tempted to reread it at some point & see if I feel differently.
#screamathonphotochallenge
@4thhouseontheleft

Ruthiella One of my least favorites too. I think partially because the victim is a child. ☹️ 1mo
vivastory @Ruthiella I could see that. I think it might be because from what I remember Poirot played a very peripheral role in it too. 1mo
Scochrane26 I just finished it on audio & thought it was repetitive. Poirot has the same convo w/ all the different characters. 1mo
vivastory @Scochrane26 I remember feeling a little bored when I read it, probably for the reason you mention 1mo
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Scochrane26
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Pickpick

Finished audio. Don‘t think this is Christie‘s best Poirot book, but it was still good. I knew a killer early on, but I never figured out how it all fit together until the end. It was a little repetitive at times as Poirot interviewed everyone. This is a book about Halloween-5pts
Fits the #scaryscavengerhunt prompts of being about Halloween and having a pumpkin on the cover. #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick
#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

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MoBee
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Downloaded this classic on my Kindle was on sale for $1.99.. Love Agatha Christie mysteries

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Also sending out my #AllHallowsReadSwap package. @MaleficentBookDragon

@FantasyChick I think these are meant to be kinda secret, BUT I'm sending you 2 swaps in one box to save a lil on shipping. However you may of noticed that I wrapped them both very differently so you can tell what goes with what. I can't wait for opening day. 👻🎃🕸

FantasyChick Eeeek!!!! Thanks for letting me know! I would have been so confused 😂 I can't wait for opening day now 🖤 1mo
CrowCAH Such cute wrapping! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love the wrappers 1mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @FantasyChick Ok so I just checked the tracking on your swap box and I think they might be sending it back to me. Also I sent off the latest lmpbc, but the lady at the post office said she couldn't find your address in the system. I said I mail you things all the time and never had a problem before. So she accepted it, but said it might get returned. I dunno what is going on with Canada post but I'll keep you informed. 4w
FantasyChick Ugh! Canada Post is really going downhill lately. No worries! They will get here when they get here. Thanks for keeping me updated 😘 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @FantasyChick Ok. So the box had made it to Montreal, then they sent it all the way back to Calgary. Apparently there was a processing error made by Canada Post along the way. And today it has left Calgary once again, so I'm really hoping it arrives by Thursday!! #NightmareSwap #AllHallowsReadSwap @LibrarianRyan @MaleficentBookDragon 3w
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kezzlou85
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Pickpick

Faded edition as it's one of my mums collection she left me but had to read halloween party for #Scareathlon #TeamSlaughter especially as it's worth 5 points. It's not a favourite of mine but I do love a Poirot mystery. @Clwojick

Liatrek Can this be read as a stand-alone? Or do you have to read all the others. 1mo
kezzlou85 @Liatrek it could easily be read on it's own. The story itself is a complete one. Features some characters from previous books but wouldnt be essential to have read them to know who they are. 1mo
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JennyM
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Congrats on your 50k #LitsyMilestone 🥳 And thanks for such a generous giveaway 😘

In Australia, Hallowe‘en isn‘t really a big thing, and we rarely get trick or treaters. And this year we will be spending the evening at an end of year school celebration - so not spooky at all. But I do enjoy seeing all the spooky posts from lovely international littens 👻

#spooky50k @MatchlessMarie

JennyM And I‘m so sorry @MatchlessMarie - I have chopped your head off on my repost 😘😘 1mo
MatchlessMarie @JennyM No worries!! 👻 Thanks for playing! 1mo
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Scochrane26
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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1. Started tagged book today on audio. Another Agatha Christie-They do it With Mirrors.
2. 5
3. Getting caught up on tv, easy reads like romance
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain
@Clwojick #scarathlon

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IndoorDame
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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On sale on Kindle today! This one is on my TBR this month so I was super excited to see this on today‘s Kindle deals!
#scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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Melismatic
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Progress so far in the #ScaryScavengerHunt.

Getting there slowly but surely!

#scarathlon
1 pt #TeamStoker
Total: 96 pts

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rsteve388
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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My #AllHallowsRead Swap is in the mail
I hope they like it.

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Charityann
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Had to watch the movie after reading the book! 2 points for #teamslaughter #scarathlon #agathachristie @Clwojick 😈🎃👻

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Chili
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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#ScaryScavengerHunt #scarathlon #TeamStoker #4 Read a book with a pumpkin on the cover. Not one of her best.

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KathyWheeler
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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#wonderouswednesday

1. No, I don‘t generally dress up for Halloween.
2. One year, in a workplace where women couldn‘t wear pants except on Halloween, I wore biker boots, black jeans, an Aerosmith t-shirt, and leather jacket and said I was a biker librarian.
3. Fall leaf colors
4. Anyone who wants to do this.

TrishB There‘s workplaces where women can‘t wear trousers!! 😐 1mo
KathyWheeler @TrishB Shockingly, there was — at least in 1997. The rule was changed once and then changed back. I left not long after they changed it back to dresses or skirts only. I hear that now they lifted that ridiculous rule. 1mo
TrishB Dear me. 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
KathyWheeler @TrishB The weird thing to me about it is they allowed some pretty unprofessional looking dresses and skirts, but you couldn‘t wear pants because that was unprofessional. 🙄 It was ludicrous. 1mo
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Ddzmini
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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What happens at the Halloween party stays... 🤣🤣🤣🎃👻💀☠️🤡

Gezemice a boner... 😂😂😂 1mo
TheBookAddict 🤣🤣🤣 @Gezemice 🤣🤣🤣👍🏽 1mo
Tamra 😆 1mo
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batsy 🤣 1mo
Reggie Lolol 1mo
Linsy 😂 4w
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veritysalter
Halloween Party (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🧡🖤🧡 1mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🍂🍁 1mo
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HotCocoaReads
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Pickpick

Well, this was lots of fun for October—Agatha does have a way of surprising me! Not sure how to discuss this for book club besides just having a Halloween party!

megzlynn Beautiful picture! 1mo
batsy Great edition! 💀 1mo
Linsy Great pic! ☕️ 1mo
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Christy2318
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

Where a character dies for scaryscavengerhunt & #halloween for #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid - I was not quite satisfied with the denouement

Christy2318 @TheReadingMermaid tagging again to be sure you got the points :) 1mo
TheReadingMermaid Got it girl! Thanks for keeping me in line! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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EadieB
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Charityann I just finished this yesterday day. Good book.😊 2mo
EadieB @Charityann Yes! I enjoyed it too! 2mo
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Charityann
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Pickpick

Enjoyed this one a lot! Agatha Christie never disappoints! - 5 points plus 1 point for post to #teamslaughter😈📚🎃 @Clwojick #scarathlon

Clwojick WOOHOO! 2mo
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Chrys
Halloween Party (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Pickpick

Either I am getting better at guessing or this wasn‘t as tricky to figure out as some of her other works. I didn‘t figure out the full mystery, but did guess some of the major points. Doing so didn‘t stop me from enjoying the reveal. I got this from @MaleficentBookDragon a couple of months ago in a #sfmbc package and saved it for the appropriate season. It is also good for #Scarathlon #TeamStoker
6 points @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Woop woop 🙌 2mo
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