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Larkken
Dark Waters | Katherine Arden
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3rd of 4 in a short, middle-grade spooky series. Each book is set in a different season so far (this one in spring) but it has ghosts, lake monsters, axe-wielding men, + the general Halloween feel from bk 1 definitely spills over! 🎃👻

Counting as a Halloween read for #scarathlon #teamslaughter and for a bunch of readathons! (See below ⬇️)

I‘m using a spreadsheet to tally points, so I think I‘ll put those all on my report post, if that works!

BkClubCare Pie quote! 🥧 1y
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Larkken
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First book read for #scarathlon! Black cat pictured bc spooky… but that‘s the only reason.
Two ex-cons investigate their sons‘ deaths. Their sons happen to be gay, and there are some difficult scenes as the fathers deal with their own anti-gay sentiment and that of others. I like how Cosby writes these men - they are flawed, interesting and believable - and his books are action-packed. I liked Blacktop Wasteland slightly more than this one. ⬇️

Larkken This book is this month‘s #doublespin, and I spend 8 hrs listening to it and will count it for a few readathons #screamathon #littenlisten #readlikehellathon #spookoweenreadathon #blackoweenathon #murdertheyreadathon #panspookathon #trickortreadathon #wickedathon 1y
Clwojick I‘m glad you enjoyed it! I‘m waiting for my copy to come in! 🧡🧡🧡 1y
Texreader ❤️🐈‍⬛ 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Earlier this month I read the first 4 stories in this collection and just didn't finish. Maybe next year I'll read for more. The title story, Perchance to Dream was good, but the other three were just OK. They feel a bit formulaic, so it's prongs built good to not read them all in one sitting.
201 points for #scarathlon2020 #teamharkness @StayCurious 4 x 15 +1 and 2hr during #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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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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Texreader
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Celebrating Halloween with her mother who has Alzheimer‘s was a very special event. But it led to the main character realizing so much more about her mother‘s condition. Extremely touching. Perfect ending to my reading for #scarathlon #teamslaughter #screamathon #sbooktober #gothtober #ripreadathon #trickortreadathon #nameinthetitle #ghostathon #gothicreadathon #slaughterthon @Clwojick @4thhouseontheleft

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Jadams1776
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great progress!! 2y
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Texreader
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This is a Halloween version of the Rapunzel story. I‘m going to have to read this one again in the morning when I‘m fresh. I‘m just not “getting it.” I know, what‘s there to “get”?It‘s right there on the cover (but I don‘t want to include spoilers). Odd. 26 points #scarathlon #teamslaughter #screamathon #sbooktober #gothtober #ripreadathon #trickortreadathon #nameinthetitle #ghostathon #gothicreadathon #slaughterthon @Clwojick @4thhouseontheleft

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Texreader
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25 stories with exactly 100 words each. A few were LOL, especially the first one about a Kia Optima. You‘ll love it. Some were nonsensical. I like my spooky stories to still make sense. Most of the stories were good, but a few left me bumfuzzled. 626 points #scarathlon #teamslaughter #screamathon #sbooktober #gothtober #ripreadathon #trickortreadathon #nameinthetitle #ghostathon #gothicreadathon #slaughterthon @Clwojick @4thhouseontheleft

Clwojick I love the idea of the word count! 2y
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GingerAntics Oh wow, that is creepy!!! 2y
Booknerd222 This hits different now XD 2y
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Texreader
Untitled | Anonymous
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This is a rhyming story about still celebrating Halloween differently because of the pandemic. Nice artwork and rhyme. 26 points #scarathlon #teamslaughter #screamathon #sbooktober #gothtober #ripreadathon #trickortreadathon #nameinthetitle #ghostathon #gothicreadathon #slaughterthon @Clwojick @4thhouseontheleft