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Practical Magic
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Dovekeepers... For more than two hundred years, the Owens women had been blamed for everything that went wrong in their Massachusetts town. And Gillian and Sally endured that fate as well; as children, the sisters were outsiders. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, but all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape. One would do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they shared brought them back-almost as if by magic...
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TheBookgeekFrau
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Eggs Love Hoffman! 👢♥️👌🏼 3d
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thebacklistbook
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman

Is anyone else absurdly excited by the movie sequel news?! #booktomovie

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thebacklistbook
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Kate Winslet

Nicole Kidman

Kelly Bishop

#tlt

dabbe 🖤all 3! Thanks for sharing! 💚💜💚 3mo
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PaperbackPirate
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Just saw this and had to play. I see lots of good ones already shared so I‘ll also add:

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
The Shining by Stephen King

I loved all these books and movies.

Thanks for asking @dabbe !
#ThreeListThursday or Saturday

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 Thanks for sharing! 💚🩷💚 3mo
lil1inblue Great picks! 😎 3mo
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Marquis784
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Pickpick

The Owens' women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in town since Maria Owens built a house on Magnolia Street. This unconventional house has 3 locks on every door.Gillian and Sally are sisters who live in the attic where they are raised by their carefree aunts who allow them freedom to do as they wish. Trouble seems to follow Gillian when she returns putting the responsibility of the dependable Sally to help remedy the situation.

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monalyisha
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Granted, I fell in love with the movie adaptation of Practical Magic before ever reading the novel…but I actually prefer the ending of the movie to the ending of the book. 🫢

To be clear, I also love the novel. Alice Hoffman‘s writing is just so pretty & evocative.

#SundayFunday

ChaoticMissAdventures I really liked both too! Loved the movie, and the book I liked so much I read the whole series (unusual for me) 4mo
5feet.of.fury The movie is so much better IMO 4mo
monalyisha @5feet.of.fury It‘s been a long time since I read the book. I think I remember being charmed by Ben‘s character, who wasn‘t in the movie, and also by Hoffman‘s writing, in general (which I hadn‘t read before). But I definitely saw this movie for the first time (and many times after) at the Gillis household on Commonwealth Ave. 😉 4mo
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5feet.of.fury I watched it for the first time with the Kuszewskis in the neighborhood 😂 we had a doozy of a Wicca phase. I just read the book last year & was really surprised at all the changes that were made for the movie. Midnight margarita scene was good in both, but the soundtrack was perfect 4mo
KatieRose23 The hate u give!!! I love both the movie and the book so much 4mo
monalyisha @5feet.of.fury HARD agree about the soundtrack. 4mo
BookmarkTavern I still need to watch this movie! Thank you for sharing! 4mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit Dr. Sleep by Stephen King. Also, The Princess Bride. 4mo
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Justmissc87
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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So my total for this year was 2,745. Not as good as I wanted to do. But, hope it helps with the team totals.

#Blackcatcrew

BookwormAHN Fantastic, thanks for participating 🐈‍⬛️ 8mo
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BookwormAHN
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Catsandbooks
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Mehso-so

3/5 ⭐️ A bit disappointed in this book. And it's been awhile since I've seen the movie so I can't remember if I liked that either. This is the second book I've read of Hoffman's where I just feel meh towards the book so maybe it's just not a good reader/author match 🤷🏼‍♀️
#scarathlon #BatBrigade

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 9mo
thebacklistbook Which other book did you read? It may just be a disconnect with the books. I love the movie but wasn't hot on the book version. 9mo
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5feet.of.fury I think both the book & the movie we‘re incredibly slow. They are both really different too. I revisited the movie last year after not watching it since middle school & I thought the only good part was the midnight margaritas. 9mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 9mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 9mo
Catsandbooks @thebacklistbook the dovekeepers 9mo
Catsandbooks @5feet.of.fury I feel like if I can't remember the movie, it must not have been worth remembering 😂 9mo
Read4life 🍁👻🎃 9mo
thebacklistbook Ahh ... That one is a really heavy one. If you do try her again I recommend the red garden or the rules of magic. The first is anthology style with short stories all centered around a garden plot. The second is a prequel to practical magic which I personally found much more grounding and balanced. 9mo
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kyraleseberg
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Practical Magic on the TV, several jars of apple butter in the canner, and snacking on these skull pizza pockets!

Scochrane26 Those look like a lot of fun & yummy! 9mo
kyraleseberg @Scochrane26 Gooey/cheesy - very yummy! 😋 9mo
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Charityann
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Watching Practical Magic - one of my favorite fall movies!🎃🧙🏼‍♀️👻 #scarathlon #teamBOOks @Bookwormjillk

peanutnine I watched this last week with my sister. She had never seen it! 9mo
Bookwormjillk 🎃🎃👻 9mo
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Fortifiedbybooks
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Pickpick

Book 1 for Dewey's 24-Hour #Readathon. Oddly enough, I didn't enjoy this one as much as The Rules of Magic and The Book of Magic, though I don't know why. It was still good, and I'm glad I read it because now I can watch the movie. 135 points for #Scarathlon #TeamWhoYaGonnaCall

FlynnDewey It happens. I've mentioned before the Hater trilogy. Books one and two were solid. Book three felt like David Moody wanted to just end the story, but wasn't sure how. 9mo
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BookwormAHN
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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This is the second time I've read this book, and while I still like the movie more, I did enjoy the book more the second time. Also, the cover is gorgeous, and I really want to hang out with their aunts 🐈‍⬛️
#BlackCatCrew #BuddyRead #Scarathlon
#Witchathon @TEArificbooks #Wickedwords #Birthday @AsYouWish #OustandingOctober #Rushathon @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES #Falling4Books @Read4life #31By31 @Catsandbooks #Spookoween @TheSpineView

Read4life 🍁👻🎃 9mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 9mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🔮🖤 9mo
Andrew65 Excellent 🧙‍♀️🧙‍♀️🧙‍♀️ 9mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 9mo
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Justmissc87
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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For the first half of October and #scarathlon2023 and #blackcatcrew is 735 points. That‘s mostly from movies/shows. I‘m about halfway through reading Practical Magic. I need to step up my reading game for the second half.

BookwormAHN Nice job 🐈‍⬛️ 9mo
dabbe 🖤🧡🖤 9mo
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AmandaBlaze
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Eggs Love this series 🖤👢💫 9mo
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Eggs
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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An enchanted series 🪄🔮💫💎🕯️✨

#Magic

#AutumnPlease!

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💜💛💜 9mo
Eggs Thanks 🙏🏻. Love Hoffman 🖤🖤 9mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I‘m off to a promising start for the #outstandingoctober read-a-thon! Hoping to complete my #bookspin, #authoramonth, and #scarathlon buddy reads over the course of the week.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Enjoy!! 9mo
Andrew65 Brilliant start 👏🎃👏 (edited) 9mo
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Fortifiedbybooks
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Day 11 #Scarathlon Photo Challenge - Witch. I absolutely love this series, and the Fall feels like the perfect time to read it. #TeamWhoYaGonnaCall

Bklover Beautiful cover! 9mo
FlynnDewey Not related to the 90s movie, eh? 9mo
Fortifiedbybooks @FlynnDewey Yes, it's the book that the movie is based on. I haven't seen it, but I've heard a lot was changed from the book. 9mo
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TEArificbooks
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I did like it, but the movie was better. I think the structure was problematic, it needed more chapters breaks to transition between characters. #scarathlon #blackcatcrew #spookoween #31by31 #witchathon #falling4books #pumpkinspicereadathon @BookwormAHN @TheSpineView @Catsandbooks @Read4life @Emilymdxn

1740 pts

BookwormAHN True 🐈‍⬛ 9mo
5feet.of.fury Agree, I found the long chapters with multiple perspective shifts to be tough. 9mo
Emilymdxn 🥰🎃🍂 9mo
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TheSpineView Well done! 9mo
Read4life 🍁👻🎃 9mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🔮💙 9mo
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5feet.of.fury
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Mehso-so

Recently I rewatched the movie; my friends & I loved it when we were young, but was it actually good? Or did we just want to drink midnight margaritas & kill our abusers?

I feel similarly about the book, which is somewhat different in its premise from the film; it has style, it‘s weird, whimsical & a bit haunting. But found it of little substance.
#blackcatcrew #buddyread #scarathlon2023

BookwormAHN The prequels are better 🐈‍⬛️ 9mo
5feet.of.fury @BookwormAHN good to know! 9mo
LibrarianRyan i agree, which is why im not rereading it 9mo
5feet.of.fury @LibrarianRyan glad to know I‘m not the only one who doesn‘t get the hype! 😂 9mo
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Scochrane26
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I‘m still so far behind on book reviews! This is my most recent audiobook, a reread for my church book club. I read the physical book before, but I think I liked it better on audio. Still a bit slow in plot but a good witchy story, especially now that I‘ve read the prequel, The Rules of Magic.

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5feet.of.fury
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I missed yesterdays reading sprint, but I did check something off my bucket list with a Candy Corn Cocktail!

@BookwormAHN @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @TEArificbooks @Yuki_Onna @LibrarianRyan @Read-y_Picker @TheQuietQuill @hes7 @TheBookDream @Allydanielle88 @Justmissc87 @RedxoHearts

Justmissc87 Looks delicious! 😊 9mo
LadyCait84 That looks amazing — hope it was yummy! 9mo
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5feet.of.fury @Justmissc87 @LadyCait84 it was def more about the look, but it wasn‘t bad! Pineapple juice & whipped cream vodka, grenadine, whip cream. 9mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 🐈‍⬛️ 9mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Whoa! That looks so good! 9mo
LibrarianRyan Looks yummy 9mo
Larkken Yum!! 9mo
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Blueberry
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Eggs Love Hoffman‘s magic books & covers 💙👢✨💛💫 9mo
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Traci1
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️
For a short book, this book seemed to go on way too long. It was ok. But not great.
10+1+(5hours×5thons×10)=261
Words: 63×10=630
+891 team for #spookyghostclub
@Clwojick
#rushathon #31by31 #bookspin #falling4books @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES @DieAReader @Catsandbooks @TheAromaofBooks @Read4life

Total accrued points so far: 7,504

Catsandbooks 👍🏼🔮🐈‍⬛ 9mo
Clwojick the movie is a pure gem though! 9mo
Read4life 🍁👻🎃 9mo
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DieAReader 🎃🎃🎃 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
Andrew65 Oh no, shame it wasn‘t better. 9mo
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BookwormAHN
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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It's time #BlackCatCrew 🐈‍⬛️
#Scarathlon Begins!
Here is our first game. Each answer is worth 10 pts. You can earn an unlimited amount of pts as long as you are finished by the 8th. Please post your answers and feel free to mark them as spoilers 👻

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TEArificbooks About a magical family of women 9mo
BookwormAHN @TEArificbooks Great, but you don't have to list them here 🐈‍⬛️ 9mo
TEArificbooks Oh ok sorry. 9mo
Yuki_Onna @BookwormAHN Where shall we list our answers then? Shall we only note them down for ourselves? 9mo
BookwormAHN @Yuki_Onna Make a post with a snapshot of them. It doesn't have to be easily read just so it shows about how many you came up with, and then in the post, tell how many you and the points you earned from them. 9mo
BookwormAHN @Yuki_Onna I mean, in the post tell how many books you came up with and the points for them plus 1 extra for posting it. 9mo
Yuki_Onna Ah, that's a cool solution! Thank you!😊 9mo
BookwormAHN @TEArificbooks No worries in a later game we will be responding to my post 🐈‍⬛ 9mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Here is my #bookspin list for October that doubles as my #scarathlon TBR! This is definitely ambitious as I have to read some #LMPBC books and continue my chronological read of Stephen King (Firestarter and Cujo) as well. BUT I‘m so excited for spooky season!!!!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
BookwormAHN Looks good 🐈‍⬛ 9mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahh 9mo
TheQuietQuill Awesome! 🐈‍⬛🎃 9mo
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Texreader
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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#scarathlon #batbrigade

1. The tagged series. The movie was good, too. In my younger days when I liked horror, it‘d have to be The Stand

2. Grape-flavored nerds: the only time of the year I get any!

3. Listening—while driving and doing chores, reading—before going to bed

4. Dang, no doubt about it, cooler weather—& the way the sun is angled differently (but more noticeably in the northern states)

5. I still ❤️ 80s music 😊

Catsandbooks 80s music is amazing! 🤘 10mo
LaraS I swear the cleanliness of my house is correlated to how good the audio book I‘m listening to is. 😂 9mo
Texreader @LaraS The absolute truth!! 😂 9mo
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Justmissc87
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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My #Scarathlon2023 to be watched list. Mostly classic scary movies. I‘ll probably add in a few new movies as well. And a few tv series. #blackcatcrew #scarathlon

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Traci1
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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My #bookspin titles for October. I haven't been reading much lately. Hoping that #scarathlon (and some new books I've really been looking forward to) will help me get my groove back.

@TheAromaofBooks

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I just watched Practical Magic for the second time and I get why my younger self didn‘t love it - it honestly would have been too scary for me as a kid - I noped out of watching The Little Mermaid, Snow White and the second Aladdin movie where Jafar turns into a snake. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT this time round, totally get why it‘s beloved and why you‘d want to watch it every year.

And now I‘m wondering how different the book is?

ShananigansReads Yay! Glad you loved it. 10mo
zezeki I love this movie! I've read the book a couple of years, and it's pretty different, and I didn't like it all. 🙈 10mo
zezeki My dislike for the book didn't come from the fact that it's different from the movie, it was just not an interesting read. 10mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag @zezeki, ooh a rare case where the movie adaptation is just better! That‘s cool! 10mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @ShananigansReads, I‘m glad I got around to watching it… maybe I‘m old enough now to watch that ghostbusters movie with the haunted painting without freaking out 🤔 10mo
ShananigansReads @thegirlwiththelibrarybag just make sure you watch it in the morning so you can do things in daylight that help you forget being creeped out. 10mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @ShananigansReads, that‘s a good idea 🖼️ 10mo
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BookwormAHN
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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TEArificbooks We have a few of the same book on our tbr. And a see I few more I want to add to mine. Thanks for posting. 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
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Catsandbooks
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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My TBR for #Scarathlon 🦇 The tagged book is my lucky book for #castthedie
#BatBrigade

What book are you most looking forward to reading during scarathlon?

willaful We have two books in common. 😀 10mo
Clwojick You‘ve got some fantastic ones on here! Interesting to hear your thoughts on A Dowry of Blood. Seems to have a love it or hate it reputation. I thought it was good! 🖤 10mo
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KT1432 I‘m hoping to read The September House! It‘s one of my most anticipated fall books. 10mo
Catsandbooks @willaful yay! 🧡 10mo
Catsandbooks @Clwojick thanks, I'll let you know! Least it's short so even if it's bad it won't take long 😂 10mo
Catsandbooks @KT1432 I haven't heard of it but I hope you enjoy it! 🧡 10mo
mom_of_4 Those sounds good. 10mo
MatchlessMarie Lucky 13! 😜 also how cool is it that we get a Friday the 13th this October? 10mo
Catsandbooks @MatchlessMarie it's perfect! 🖤 10mo
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BookwormAHN
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Welcome to the Black Cat Crew 🐈‍⬛️
@5feet.of.fury @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @TEArificbooks @Yuki_Onna @LibrarianRyan @Read-y_Picker @TheQuietQuill @hes7 @TheBookDream
You all are on my team for the #Scarathlon festivities. Our book picks are Practical Magic and Goddess of Filth. I will be posting ways to get early points up next. Also I will be keeping up with team points, weekly games, and other fun stuff. This year is going to be brilliant 🐈‍⬛

TheQuietQuill Yay! Super excited! 🐈‍⬛ 10mo
TEArificbooks Yeah! Looking forward to it 10mo
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hes7 Yay! 10mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 10mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Yaaaaaaaaay!!!! 10mo
Read-y_Picker Yayyy, thank you 😊 super excited to be part of the team! 10mo
Read-y_Picker Does each team have a reading theme like in past years? 10mo
BookwormAHN @Read-y_Picker No, there is a general spooky or autumn theme for books running through this year. 10mo
BookwormAHN @Allydanielle88 Welcome to the #BlackCatCrew 🐈‍⬛ 10mo
Allydanielle88 Yay I'm excited to be on the team. 10mo
BookwormAHN @Justmissc87 Welcome to the #BlackCatCrew 🐈‍⬛ 10mo
BookwormAHN @RedxoHearts Welcome to the Black Cat Crew 🐈‍⬛️ I'm going to tag you in all the post you've missed so just read them at your own pace and try not to feel too overwhelmed. Any questions just ask. 9mo
RedxoHearts Thanks! I will check it all out :) 9mo
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TheBookHippie
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Here is my aesthetic board for the #ModernWitchSwap 🔮🌱🖤

BookwormAHN Lovely 🐈‍⬛ 10mo
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BookwormAHN
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Okay, Modern Witches time for some fun. Here is my aesthetic board for the #ModernWitchSwap. What does y'alls look like 🐈‍⬛
I know some have already done one, and a few have even received their packages already. If so, then well done. If not, want to play? Also, #Witchathon #Scarathlon and Halloween are coming up. The time for spooky fun is quickly approaching 🎃
#MWS

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Captivatedbybooks
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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#HHS #HHS23 #HauntedHallowSwap. Practical magic is one of my fave movies to watch during October. I cannot wait for the fall for all the pumpkin spice coffee, hoodie season, cozy fuzzy socks. I also love the colors of the fall

wanderinglynn Love it! 🎃 10mo
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Ericalambbrown
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I read this with a book club. It was really good but very different from the movie, which disappointed my fellow book club members. I actually loved the story more with Sally‘s girls growing into their teen years and the family‘s time in NYC - seeing them build a life there. Good book! Just don‘t expect the movie followed it faithfully if you‘ve not read it but loved the film. This is one that I feel like you can love them both Independently!

monalyisha This is the only instance I can think of where I love the book and the movie equally! I also came to it by way of the movie first. The differences didn‘t bother me at all and I love the way Alice Hoffman writes. That being said, I think the movie has the better ending. 😉 13mo
Ericalambbrown @monalyisha I completely agree! 13mo
KathyWheeler I saw the movie first and was at first disappointed in the book, but once I separated them in my head, I loved both. 13mo
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TheSpineView
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Eggs My choice too! Beautiful cover 💙💜 1y
TheSpineView Yes! Love the blue/purplely colors. 1y
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BooksNBowls
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Pickpick

I absolutely adore the movie, so this book has been on my TBR for quite some time. Its a lot different than I thought it would be. I still enjoyed it and really love a good book about sisters because I always wanted one myself growing up. The Owens ladies didn‘t disappoint and I can‘t wait to read the rest of the series! 4/5 #12bookschallenge

KateReadsYA Ugh I always wanted one too. Haha! I'll be your soul sister 💜💖 1y
BooksNBowls @KateReadsYA soul sisters for life 👯‍♀️💖 1y
LibrarianBecky I loved the whole series!! 1y
5feet.of.fury I always wanted midnight margaritas 1y
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Julsmarshall
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Pickpick

Finally read this one! Listened, actually, and I loved it! What a rich story of family, magic, finding your way and the love that sisters have for each other no matter what. If you haven‘t read it yet, what are you waiting for?#BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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#WomensHistoryMonth #Recommendations
6of31 Fiction

I love this whole series. But I was fist introduced to it through the movie adaptation of Practical Magic, which I loved. The book is very different from the movie, so if you love the movie, take the book series as a similar but different entity.
The series follows the strong and amazing Owen women through generations, and each book is well crafted and makes you fall for the women.

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Erin.Elizabeth10
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Mehso-so

This book was hot and cold for me. I loved the way Alice Hoffman wrote about the jealously between the sisters Sally & Gillian. I think she did an amazing job of portraying the simultaneous love and outrage that can be felt between siblings. But then there were so many other moments and characters in this book that felt poorly developed, those really dragged it down for me. I saw the movie has 28% on rotten tomatoes, so I don‘t think I‘ll watch.

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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Who else here is a chronic series starter and not finisher? Here we go again. 🧙‍♀️ 📚

LitStephanie LOL, I have a different problem. I start series and feel compelled to read the entire thing, even if I strongly dislike some of the subsequent installments. 2y
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @LitStephanie life is too short for books you don‘t love! 2y
LitStephanie @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 agreed. I am currently working on my compulsion to finish any book I start, which probably comes from discipline instilled in college. I have probably bailed on more books in the past year than in the last 10 years combined. Baby steps, ha! 2y
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @LitStephanie I‘ve done that a lot over the last couple of years. Definitely bailing on way more books than I finished 😞 2y
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dabbe
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Pickpick

I loved the movie with Bullock and Kidman. The book was interesting, too. Most of the verb tense was written in present tense, which makes for a different read; however, the idea of the verbs happening NOW made the story even more suspenseful because the reader felt as if the action was occurring right then and now. Differs from the movie quite a bit but not enough to disrupt the main storyline.

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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This September and October, I went witch-crazy. I read this Alice Hoffman series chronologically, plus two other witch books. #thanksscarathlon for the inspiration. This series is pretty traditional with roots in Salem and witch trials. Hoffman treats the family genetics, witchery, and Nameless Arts, seriously, with limited humor and irony. Because there‘s a curse!

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com (combined with The Women Could Fly)

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MsRadioSilence
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I forgot to post it yesterday, but thank you so much @Gissy for my #BasicWitchSwap!! I can‘t wait to dive into these books and hide secrets in the book box! The candle smells great and now I have another mug for my collection, mwahaha!! Thank you so much! Also, that wrapping paper?? I loved the texture, and it was so pretty!

#BWS #BWS22

sprainedbrain 🖤🖤🖤 2y
Gissy Glad you liked everything. I tried to buy the bones but it would arrive so late. Sometimes these stores think I live in the middle of nowhere. I liked the crystal boxes so much that I bought one for myself😂I chose the mug because it said inside the basic witch, appropriate for this swap, same with the candle, the scent was pleasant but the title was just perfect I think. The box was thinking about your cat. I hope you like the extra book.⬇️ 2y
Gissy It was so fun going to shop and choose things for you. @Chrissyreadit gave me one of those boxes in one swap and I‘m using it to put my witchy things🖤🧡🖤. Once again, thank you to @ sprainedbrain for this amazing swap🥰 2y
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Moll
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Great great great; lots of different relationships explored & buckets of spookiness

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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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