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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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Jadams1776
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great progress!! 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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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Dracula | Bram Stoker
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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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Lizpixie
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Bk26 of #Scarathlon2020 #Screamathon2020 #Pageathon #Gothtober #SpooksAndTea #GothicReadathon #BookishBingo #Supernaturalathon #ReadLikeHellathon #Strangeathon #Ghostathon #FortnightFrights #Booathon #Sherlockathon #Horrorathon #Slaughterthon & #VotedEarlyReadathon is done! It only came yesterday but🤷🏻‍♀️ It wasn‘t as amazing as I was hoping. It was still a good read, it just didn‘t quite live up to the hype. 2,896pts #TeamSlaughter

Andrew65 🙌🙌🙌 2y
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Lizpixie
The Good Daughter: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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Bk24 of #Scarathlon2020 #Screamathon2020 #Pageathon #Sbooktober #Gothtober #GothicReadathon #BookishBingo #Supernaturalathon #RockyHorrorathon #ReadLikeHellathon #FortnightFrights #Booathon #Sherlockathon & #Slaughterthon is done. Plus it was #TeamSlaughter #buddyread book. I‘m a huge Karin Slaughter fan, I‘ve read everything she‘s written & actually met her & she‘s so lovely. This ones a stand alone about sisters marked by tragedy. 2,571pts

Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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2 interwoven stories here: Snyder's is set in 1925 Hollywood and focuses on actress Pearl. Stephen King wrote the second which gives us the origin story of an 1880s Old West Outlaw, Skinner Sweet. It's a bit of a new twist on the vampire and the ones are vicious, not sparkly lovers.
511 points for #scarathlon2020 #teamharkness @staycurious
2 interlinked stories x 15, + 2 hr during 24 'thons +1 participation point ⬇️

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Jadams1776
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I put in 5 hours of the tagged book yesterday- hopefully I‘ll finish it today. Also watched the last 5 Treehouse of Horror episodes, 1 Addams Family, and 1 Supernatural (with creepy ghost children). +286 #TeamHarkness #Scarathlon2020 #Screamathon2020 #FortnightFrights #BookishBingo #CreatureFeatureathon #Supernaturalathon

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Lizpixie
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars | Christopher Paolini
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Bk23 of #Scarathlon2020 #Screamathon2020 #Pageathon #Thrilloween #Sbooktober #BookishBingo #Supernaturalathon #RockyHorrorathon #AnUnfortunateReadathon #ReadLikeHellathon #Strangeathon #Sherlockathon & #Slaughterthon is done! And managed to wipe the bloody timer again(praise screenshots)I absolutely loved this book! Expected a ripoff of The Expanse but it‘s so not. It‘s that good I just flew through 858pgs in 31hrs! 4,036pts #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick 👏 👏 WOOP woop! Way to go! 🎉 🎉 2y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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This was a cute listen for just over an hour. The reader really did a performance with the voices and made it sound engaging. I would encourage you to listen other than read.
96 points for #scarathlon2020 #teamharkness @staycurious
25 + 1 + 70 for 1 hour during 7 readathons
#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #sbooktober #bookishbingo #supernaturalathon #nameinthetitlereadathon #trickortreatathon #anunfortunatereadathon