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erzascarletbookgasm
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Pickpick

Perhaps one of his more well known books, but this is the first time I read it, though I‘ve watched Tim Burton‘s adaptation. Five children won a golden ticket each to a private tour of a chocolate factory owner, and it‘s rumoured one will win a grand prize. An amusing (rather dark) story with moral undertone..the Oompa Loompas songs were fun.
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Bookzombie
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I enjoyed this one almost as much as Matilda! I think Miranda Richardson‘s narration was spot on and recommend the audio. I especially loved Grandmama. #authoramonth

I have never seen the movie version. Is it worth checking out?

JamieArc I loved the movie as a child (though parts of it terrified me). I saw they are remaking the film - can‘t wait to see it! 8h
Soubhiville Yay, this is a my favorite Dahl! I‘m glad you liked it. I have not seen the movie. 7h
Reggie Yeah, I think you‘d really like the movie. It has Angelica Houston as the head witch. It‘s pretty good. 11m
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RachelO
Enormous Crocodile | Roald Dahl
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Satisfyingly nasty - sometimes you just need the bad guy to get his comeuppance.

The enormous crocodile is looking forward to a lunch of small children. He‘s got secret plans and clever tricks. The forest animals aren‘t having any of it.

No idea how I missed this first time round - possibly because it‘s quite viscious. Listened on audio, but went back for the pictures 🐘

And now I need to face the real world 🐊🙁

#authoramonth #RoaldDahl

squirrelbrain Love that picture! ❤️ 🐘 1d
RachelO @squirrelbrain Quentin Blake is Awesome! 1d
readingjedi I loved this as a child! 22h
RachelO @readingjedi So much fun! 21h
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Soubhiville
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#AuthorAMonth readers: you have a few days left to post your Roald Dahl reviews to count towards the prize box. I‘ll count the last reviews when I get up on Monday and announce the winner. 🤗

I encourage you to continue your Dahl readings for all of December if you‘re inspired!

Soubhiville Ooo, sorry about the way these comments posted. Still trying to devise an easier way to tag a huge group at once. I‘ll try fixing this for my next post! 2d
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Jennick2004 It would be so much easier if we could somehow get notifications for a hashtagged phrase!! (edited) 2d
Eggs @Soubhiville 💗💗 2d
Chrissyreadit This is an author I hope to read at least one book but no fun for me until after Friday! #finalsweek 2d
Soubhiville @Chrissyreadit best of luck with finals! 2d
Chrissyreadit @Soubhiville thanks. Just submitted one paper. One more and two tests to go. But first litsy break 🥰 2d
erzascarletbookgasm Though some of his books are a bit weird, he has some insightful and witty quotes. 2d
ValerieAndBooks I‘m going to start this tagged book today and hope to finish by Sunday 😅 2d
Soubhiville @ValerieAndBooks good luck 😊 2d
Pricel101 Thank you! This is a great way to explore and revisit authors! 😊📖 8h
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BookwormAHN
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Last Roald Dahl book for me and this was a good one. This was a gathering of his favorite ghost stories. My favorite was The Corner Shop by Cynthia Asquith.
#AuthoraMonth @Soubhiville
#WinterGames #SlayBells #tbrread
@Clwojick @StayCurious @MidnightBookGirl

HOTPock3tt Omg your cute little cat!! 😻 2d
Soubhiville I‘ve never heard of this one. Logged 📚 2d
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Jee_HookedOnBookz Been wanting to read this! Love Dahl! ❤️ 1d
ValerieAndBooks Are any of his stories in this collection? This would be good for Halloween time! 1d
BookwormAHN @ValerieAndBooks No, but his intro on ghost stories is actually quite interesting. These are his favorites. 1d
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ValerieAndBooks
Switch Bitch | Roald Dahl
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Mehso-so

The four short stories in this volume were all once originally published in Playboy magazine 🙄. They also have chauvinistic/sexist tones. Each one has a twist ending — “Expect the Unexpected “, indeed.

Can‘t imagine, though, that in today‘s society that an author could get away with this kind of content and also get their children‘s books published 🤷🏻‍♀️

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madamereadsalot1
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Pickpick

Ive read this one a few times before, it's always been my favorite Dahl. It had been a while though, so it was nice to revisit a classic. #Authoramonth @Soubhiville
#wintergames #teamelectricsex @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan I love a good double dip. Dahl such a great author to pick. +16 2d
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erzascarletbookgasm
The Twits | Roald Dahl
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Mehso-so

Story about Mr. & Mrs. Twits, who are grotty, disgusting, and cruel. They caged their monkeys, and catch birds to make bird pies. The monkeys soon turn rebellious and with the help of the birds, come up with a plan to ‘punish‘ the horrible couple. Not one of Dahl‘s better books, though entertaining enough. Thanks for recommending this @jenniferw88 .
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CarolynM Simon Callow reading this was a family favourite on long car trips when my kids were young. It always made us laugh😀 3d
Soubhiville “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face...” is a favorite quote of mine. 3d
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ValerieAndBooks
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These stories are dark and most if not all ended with a twist. There were three that seemed to try to imitate Hemingway (maybe that was intentional on Dahl‘s part?) and liked those the least. But overall a pick!

I read this on my ancient iPad 2, and after finishing dropped it and I can‘t revive it in any way 😭! Don‘t know how I‘ll manage at the fitness center now.

Hoping to read one more Dahl this week for #authoramonth but I‘ve been so busy!

Soubhiville Oh no, sorry to hear about your iPad! Maybe time to get a kindle? 5d
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ValerieAndBooks @Soubhiville my husband has one he never uses, so I‘ll try borrowing it for now. Have to figure out how to read Libby (library app) on it! Ultimately I know I prefer an iPad but that‘ll have to wait quite a while 🤷🏻‍♀️. 4d
ValerieAndBooks @Soubhiville thanks 😊. I have two of his more-adult books in my physical TBR, so will try to finish at least one by Sunday! 4d
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