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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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Mehso-so

Imagine being a supernatural of the vampire, witch or demon variety, and having people telling you what to do, always. I can't imagine vampires would want to live forever with this sort of bureaucratic bullshit dominating their lives. I listened to the audiobook. The narrator was adept at the various accents but the weird way she drags out her "twooo"s grates. A book this large would benefit from having a second narrator of the male variety. ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick The underlying premise was good, but this was entirely too long. This falls into nearly insta-love territory. Wine, manuscripts, yoga, food...I think the only foods I'm not certain Matthew eats are tacos, pizza, and quince. While I'm on Matthew, I did not get his appeal. He's controlling and I think he thrives on crisis. (1500 years on Earth might do that to you) Diana was boring. I understand why she doesn't embrace her magic, ⬇️ 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick but considering how the supernaturals didn't trust the other species, you'd think her aunt would have insisted she learn something. The Bishop house was fun, I liked Hamish, and I am intrigued by the events that are leading to book 2. I haven't decided if I hate myself enough to continue with the series. 😁 2y
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
aperfectmjk I agree about the second narrator. It's such a long book, but I guess because of how the chapters are written it would have been hard to switch up narrators. 2y
DieAReader @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 👏🏻 I completely agree with your opinion on this one. Took me forever to read it & I disliked more than I liked. That being said, I procrastinated & dreading starting book 2. I was “inspired” to give it some attention yesterday & can say that so far (chapter 11/42) & I‘m enjoying it. There is a lot of character banter that I‘ve really gotten a kick out of. I like it much better than the 1st (as it stands now)😉 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Squidget Good to hear that book 2 seems better from someone with similar feelings about book 1. I think I'll hold off until January and try to limit my listening to 1-2 hours daily so I'm not burnt out by it. This might be a case where I'd enjoy the show more if I gave it a try. 2y
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Lizpixie
Garden Spells | Sarah Addison Allen
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Pickpick

Bk28 & final book for #Scarathlon2020 #Screamathon2020 #Pageathon #Thrilloween #Sbooktober #TrickOrTreadathon #GothicReadathon #BookishishBingo #Supernaturalathon #RockyHorrorathon #ReadLikeHellathon #Strangeathon #Booathon #Sherlockathon & #Slaughterthon is done! Ive had a blast & have read more than I‘ve done in ages. My next post will be a complete wrap up with stats etc. I‘ve finished up with a reread of a witchy fave. 1,956pts #TeamSlaughter

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Traci1
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
I loved the idea behind this story. Loved Addie. Loved the writing style. If it hadn't bogged a little bit in the middle - 3/4ths section, it would have been a 5 star read. As it is, it was still a terrific book.
Time: 7h13m
+856 #scarathlon
@StayCurious

#gothicreadathon #trickortreatathon #sbooktober #ghostathon20 #nameinthetitle #bookishbingo #scorpiosquad #screamqueen #creaturefeature #strangeathon #voteearlyreadathon #screamathon

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veritysalter
Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Again I wanted to enjoy this more, but the start to the action was far too slow and struggled to like the MC. Not my favourite Riley Sager. #Scarathlon2020 #TeamSlaughter 15pts + 1pt

veritysalter I read for five hours yesterday, but forgot to turn the stopwatch off when I went to sleep. #Slaughterathon #StrangeAthon #Booathon #FortnightFrigts 200pts + 1pt 2y
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Lizpixie
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Pickpick

Bk27 of #Scarathlon2020 #Screamathon2020 #Pageathon #Thrilloween #Sbooktober #GothicReadathon #BookishBingo #RockyHorrorathon #ReadLikeHellathon #Strangeathon #Booathon & #Slaughterthon is done! I‘m hoping to fit in one more book by thons end🤞This one was a BDBH read, I‘m a sucker for a hot vampire! This continued the story of Marisol & Assail, a human thief & the criminal vampire that loves her. 846pts for #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick 🎉👏🏻🖤♥️ 2y
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Traci1
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Mehso-so

There are 15 stories by 15 different authors in this anthology. I expected at least some of them to feature Sookie, but she was only briefly in one of them. Of the lot, 3 of them were moderately enjoyable. The remaining 12 varied from so-so to pointless filler. A waste of an audible credit. ☹

+1,106 (225 book, 1 post, 880 readathon points)
for #TeamHarkness #scarathlon
@StayCurious

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veritysalter
Untitled | Unknown
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My Stats for Friday 30th October (plus a bit past midnight as I couldn‘t sleep) 13 hours and two books. #Slaughterthon #FortnightFrights #StrangeAthon #Booathon 520pts + 1pt #Scarathlon2020 #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick 👏🏻😍👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🖤 2y
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Linsy
The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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Pickpick

Not quite what I was expecting, but really freaking beautiful! One of those slow burns with an intricate story and a touch of gothic atmosphere. A perfect fall read. 🐉🧡

I also listened to her kind of feminist manifesto Essex Girls. So good! 💚💚💚

+21 pts #scarathlon2020 #teamslaughter #slaughterathon #strangeathon #thedahalloweenathon #rhpsreadathon #fortnightfrights #booathon #frightweek #horrorathon #spookyathon

Cathythoughts Nice post 🎃 2y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Mehso-so

I am not one for legal books, fiction or non-fiction, but I joined in on the #SundsyBuddyRead. This is very thorough, giving us some background about the Borden family and the aftermath of those vicious murders. We move to details of the court case, with day by day descriptions of the case and includes black & white photos of the crime scenes, and closes with the verdict and a brief aftermath. This is DENSE. Well researched, but lots of names ⬇️

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Pickpick

The October #ThatsClassic pick. Some of the book feels repetitive, but still a good early gothic horror. Perhaps it's knowledge of how it all pans out, but it didn't feel very suspenseful. As others mentioned before, it's not exactly a female friendly world we're viewing but that's how women were regarded in the 1890s. Thanks for the push to reread it 25 years later @Annie1215
#scarathlon2020 #teamharkness @StayCurious
+2,926 points

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