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Linsy
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Another couple readathons that ended yesterday. I loved #FortnightFrights! It had great prompts. I wish I‘d been able to finish them all. 👻

+1,665 pts #scarathlon #booathon #teamslaughter

Deblovestoread Nice job! 2y
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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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Jadams1776
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2y
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FantasyChick
In the Dream House: A Memoir | Carmen Maria Machado
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Pickpick

"If you need this book, it is for you"

This. Book.

This memoir both hits home and is completely eye opening. It's a heartbreaking account of first love, self discovery and same-sex domestic abuse. What really got me was the unique writing style and prose. Written in both first and second person POV with poetry and even a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure chapter, this was interesting and so powerful to read.

Highly, highly recommend!

Soubhiville Yes! My bookclub just discussed this last night. It‘s the first book in a long time that we all gave two enthusiastic thumbs up, even with the difficult subject matter. 2y
FantasyChick @Soubhiville Yes! I can't believe I haven't heard about this book everywhere. It's harsh and hard to read at times but so, so good! 2y
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veritysalter
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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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Jadams1776
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow | Irving Washington
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Today my cell service has been atrocious, so I‘m just now getting to post yesterday‘s point update. I read for 9 hours and watched Sleepy Hollow, a Halloween fave. +776 #TeamHarkness #Scarathlon2020 #Screamathon2020 #TrickorTreadathon #ReadLikeHellathon #FortnightFrights #Gothtober #RockyHorrorathon #BookSpinBingo #BookishBingo #Spookitupanotch #VotedEarlyReadathon #LittenListen #CreatureFeatureathon

alisiakae I‘m watching Sleepy Hollow tonight! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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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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veritysalter
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I‘ve struggled to get much reading done during the children‘s half term. Stats for 27th, 28th and 29th October 8 hours #Slaughterthon #StrangeAthon #FortnightFrights #Booathon 320pts + 1pt for #Scarathlon2020 #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick This week had been a struggle for me too! I can‘t believe the month is almost over! 2y
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