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Joined January 2018

"All the reading she had done had given her a view of life they had never seen." Matilda- Roald Dahl
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#PoetryMatters @TheSpineView #ScarathlonEdition

This cat haiku made me laugh. 😂 My cat Sir Pippin Whines A-lot is in the background.

TheSpineView Purrrrfect! 🖤🐈😊 13h
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This used to be a favorite read for my nephew this time of year.

#Candy #OminousOctober @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #Scarathlon

papermoona I will have to check this out😊 13h
Eggs 🍫🎃🍭 12h
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Ghostwritten | Ronald Malfi
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Quick read that was a bit too neat and tidy. There were a few twists but nothing too shocking or that wasn't slightly predictable.

Overall though for a thriller it was good. The suspense starts early and keeps delivering throughout.

If you're looking for a quick read that isn't too gory or descriptive this one works. Just don't expect it to deliver anything new for a thriller.

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon #Scarathlon @Clwojick

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A punk band, a haunted house, and ghosts all in one vividly colored graphic novel. 👻

I liked this one. A girl goes into a haunted house and gets sent on a mission to recover the missing ghosts from the house. The paranormal aspect was different with unique ghosts but it worked really well with the story. I'll definitely be picking up the next one.

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon #Scarathlon2022 @Clwojick

Clwojick Love this series! 16h
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TheSpineView 🖤🧙‍♀️🧡 2d
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Gallows Hill | Darcy Coates
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#OminousOctober @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I can't wait to start reading this haunted house tale. 👻👻👻👻

#Scarathlon #Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚🖤 2d
Eggs Perfect 🖤🧡🖤 2d
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One of my favorite stories in this collection is "The Walk." It's so fun to read aloud because it builds up this creepy atmosphere and then ends with instructing the reader to #Scream. I have made so many kids jump with this one. ?

#Scarathlon #Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter #ScarathlonDailyPrompts @Clwojick

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Felt like cartoons this morning while getting some work done. The Lights Out episode of Cars on the Road was such a fun treat. Horror fans/King fans should definitely check it out.

#Scarathlon #Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick Way to go! 🖤🦇 2d
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Going back to Harrow County is always a great experience. The original graphic novel series is one of my favorite horror comics.

In this collected volume, we get a little backstory on the war between the fair folk (fairies) and the haints. Unfortunately, this story didn't hold up to previous ones. I still liked being back in Harrow County though and loved the artwork.

#Scarathlon #Scarathlon2022 @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter

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The Familiar Dark | Amy Engel
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Another audiobook finished for #Scarathlon and #LittenListen.

Amy Engel writes dark, gritty crime thrillers that will make your skin crawl with the depravity of the characters. In this book she focuses on a horrific crime, a town with secrets, with a dysfunctional family at the center of everything.

If dark crime novels are your thing, read this one.

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2022 @Clwojick @aperfectmjk

Clwojick Way to go! 🖤🦇 2d
aperfectmjk Sounds good 2d
vivastory This sounds fantastic! 16h
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I'm at my parent's house for a few days and my mom always has crime shows playing so I'm getting some points for #Scarathlon while getting to spend time with her.

#Scarathlon2022 @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick Way to go! 🖤🦇 2d
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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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My next audiobook to start fits today's prompt. I've seen good things about this one.

#ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Scarathlon #Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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Eggs 🖤🕯❤️ 2d
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The "yearly #Trick of looking new" is something I love to watch the trees do in autumn.

#PoetryMatters @TheSpineView #ScarathlonEdition

TheSpineView 🧡🍂💛 2d
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The Ferryman: A Novel | Justin Cronin
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I finished all but the tagged book during #20in4 #Readathon @Andrew65

I also finished two other books not listed here, so overall it was a great few days reading and a wonderful start to #Scarathlon.

#TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Andrew65 A brilliant total, well done and thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂😍🙌 2d
Clwojick Way to go! 🖤🦇 2d
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Manhunt | Gretchen Felker-Martin
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I can honestly say that I have never read anything like this before, and I know many people aren't a fan of this book but I really liked it.

It's violent, grotesque, sexual, and the mix of dark humor throughout was great. There's so much more here than just horror. I listened to the audio and I really want to get a physical copy and read it again sometime.

#Scarathlon #Scarathlon2022 @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter #LittenListen

Reggie The part that has haunted me this whole year was when the terfs went to that house where 4 people lived, where there was that list of chores on the fridge, and what happens to those four people. 2d
Clwojick I‘m glad you liked it! I didn‘t get much past the 30% mark… I found it too slow for me. 2d
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I enjoyed this one as much as the first book. The two storylines involving missing/abused girls worked really well. There were enough differences to keep me quickly turning pages to find out what connections would be made.

Great mystery, with a few predictable twists but they didn't take away from the read.

#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon #Scarathlon2022 @Clwojick

TheSpineView Excellent 2d
jlhammar I hope we get a new Denfeld soon! I've enjoyed all of her books. 2d
Clwojick Way to go! 🖤🦇 2d
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#PoetryMatters #Scarathlon @TheSpineView

With yellow balls in autumn
I light the prairie cornfields
Orange and tawny gold clusters
And I am called #Pumpkins

🎃💚

TheSpineView Great poem! 4d
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Bonfire | Krysten Ritter
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Eggs Great cover!! 4d
Clwojick I love this version! The one I read was totally different. 3d
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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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This book isn't in the database so I tagged another book by this author I loved.

@Reggie just highlighted this story about a #Creature in a post earlier and now I'm even more excited to read it this month.

#Scarathlon #Scarathlon2022 #ScarathlonDailyPrompts @Clwojick

Reggie It‘s really good and kinda reflective of what‘s going on here. 4d
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Yesterday's TV viewing for #Scarathlon involved a few episodes of each of these shows.

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2022 @Clwojick

Clwojick 🖤🖤🖤 3d
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One of my many different methods to help keep track of points for #Scarathlon. This is my daily/weekly totals calendar. I'm thinking I'll total Readathons each week to make it a bit easier.

#TeamSlaughter @Clwojick #Scarathlon2022

PaperbackPirate Great idea, and so cute! 🎃 4d
Clwojick I love this! 🖤 3d
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False Witness | Karin Slaughter
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I'm a big Slaughter fan, and this had a lot of aspects that I love in her writing, but it just seemed to drag in some areas for me. Also, some of the situations seemed a bit too unbelievable to make me fully invest.

It's full of action, dark gritty crime, and seedy characters, but it wasn't as polished as I would have liked.

#TeamSlaughter @Clwojick #Scarathlon #Scarathlon2022 #TeamRead #BuddyRead

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I finished all 48 issues of this series for #Scarathlon. I picked up the first issue years ago and just never got around to continuing.

Kirkman has created an interesting concept for demonic possession and those in society who are born with the ability to fight it. These Outcasts are labeled the bad guys and the possessed individuals seem to thrive in our world. However, all good things must come to an end and this story has an excellent ending.

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#PoetryMatters @TheSpineView #Scarathlon

I love haikus. They paint such imagery with just a few words. #Scream

TheSpineView Fantastic 5d
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If It Bleeds | Stephen King
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Clwojick 🖤🖤 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it 🖤🧡 5d
fredamans I chose the same! 5d
Eggs Perfect🐈‍⬛🖤🎃 4d
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#ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Black Day 1 @Clwojick #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter

I've loved the first two volumes of this and I'm excited to read this newest one this month.

Clwojick Good to know! I‘m always looking for new GNs and comics to read! 5d
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As if I didn't already have enough books for #Scarathlon 😁

This is my latest library haul. Starting the tagged book tonight to log a few hours before bedtime.

@Clwojick #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick I enjoyed We We‘re Never Here. 🖤 5d
MatchlessMarie I just saw Off With Her Head show up on my libraries “recently added” section 🧐 5d
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A little hard to read, and posted at the last minute, but here is my main #BookSpinBingo list for October.

#BookSpin #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks

BarbaraBB Your handwriting is beautiful 😍 5d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5d
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#BookSpinBingo #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks

Ithaca is a retelling of Penelope's story, which I loved in theory. To be fair, there is so much in this book that I loved, but the shifts in tone due to Hera being the narrator of the tale felt out of place and became annoying.

I'm still glad that I read it, but it's not a Greek retelling I'll revisit.

Karisa Reminds me of one of my favorite poems: 5d
Karisa Penelope
by Dorothy Parker

In the pathway of the sun,
In the footsteps of the breeze,
Where the world and sky are one,
He shall ride the silver seas,
He shall cut the glittering wave.
I shall sit at home, and rock;
Rise, to heed a neighbor's knock;
Brew my tea, and snip my thread;
Bleach the linen for my bed.
They will call him brave.
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Karisa (I love the rhyme schemes with his like waves and her part like a heartbeat. And that last line… Penelope is awesome. Too bad the book doesn‘t quite live up to her.) 5d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5d
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I have to admit that I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed this one, and it made me emotional which I wasn't expecting.

This story that at first seems like folklore has many hidden layers. As I was reading, the depth of the characters and the story kept me so wrapped up that I was sad to leave this tragic, yet magical world the author created.

I also liked the narrators of the audiobook a lot. 💚

Reggie It broke my heart when she had to go back. And they were all so lonely until she showed up and brought them together. I loved how the beginning starts with a storm and ends with one. 4d
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Toad: A Novel | Katherine Dunn
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#NetGalley #AudioARC

While this is not Geek Love, there's a certain beauty in the bleak, brutal writing. Toad is a slow-moving look into Sally's life as she navigates her way through a wide range of situations. This read is depressing and Dunn doesn't shy away from some pretty grotesque descriptions about bodily functions and personal hygiene.

The sadness infects all aspects of this book, but Dunn's writing is superb and unforgettable.

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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

I loved books 2 and 3, but this one left a little to be desired for me. Personally, it's the setting more than the story. This one takes place mostly in America and I just wasn't as invested. It was interesting to see the dynamics unfold when the family is finally all together through, and I'm a big fan of Ian's character after finishing this one.

TheSpineView I thought that too. I gave up on book 5. 7d
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I reread this for my local book club meeting this week. Even though I knew the story, I still enjoyed it just as much as my first read.

Some members of my club felt it became repetitive and I don't disagree. However, the last few chapters are where the "meat" of this story is for me and I love the ending.

Great book to discuss with others!

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#20in4 #Readathon @Andrew65

I'm hoping to finish up two more books I'm currently reading for September's #BookSpinBingo and then start on some audiobooks and graphic novels for #Scarathlon

Reggie 🖤Manhunt🖤! 6d
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Shardik | Richard Adams
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I've been rereading King's The Dark Tower series and couldn't resist finally reading this one since King uses Shardik in in his books.

This book started out really strong. It has a lot to say about humans and religion.

Shardik is a bear believed to be a God. One man finds him, follows him, and gains fame and adoration from others.

The middle section gets a little repetitive, but it ends strong. It's definitely an epic tale to remember.

vivastory It kinda blew my mind when I found out that King based his figured on Adams' Shardik 6d
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Take My Hand | Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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This historical fiction book opened my eyes to a tragedy that I didn't know much about. The story follows a young nurse who discovers her clinic doing forced sterilizations on young girls and women. I found the part set in the past too be the strongest storyline. I became a little bored with the present-day chapters and Civil at times bugged me.

Overall though, this is a great read and an important read.

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Dinosaurs | LYDIA. MILLET
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#NetGalley #AudioARC

I really love Lydia Millet. Like some of her previous books, this one has that beautiful connection between humans and the world around us. The way she writes about nature and the impact we have on it, while also telling a story is so impressive to me.

This follows a lone man who moves and becomes friends with the family next door. The story makes you ponder our existence and what makes us as people good.

Reggie Have you ever read her Mermaid book? The last 5 pages is so bonkers but it goes along the lines of when you say she writes about the good in us. I loved that book. 2w
AllDebooks Oooh, I have not heard of her before. One for us? #naturalitsy 2w
Addison_Reads @Reggie That's one of hers I haven't read yet so I'll have to find it. 2w
Addison_Reads @AllDebooks Her books are fiction and dystopian based mostly, but she does focus a lot on the connection humans have with the natural world, and how we are destroying it. Her most popular book is probably this one, 2w
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Booth | Karen Joy Fowler
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I will admit I went into this thinking I'd probably not enjoy it because it's received so many mixed reviews. What I liked is the way the author immersed the reader in that time period of history. The Booth family felt so real to me. The contrast between the female and male siblings and the difficulties they faced was fascinating, and infuriating.

I am not sure how much of this is historically accurate, but I felt like I learned something. 😁

BarbaraBB I am feeling the same about this book. I am halfway through but enjoying it much more than I expected to. 2w
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rachelk What a great list! 🧙‍♀️ (edited) 2w
Texreader Love this! 2w
DanaManiac This is a fabulous list! 2w
Clwojick Great list! 2w
vivastory This list looks great! When you have your Hitchcock marathon make sure you watch Season 1 episode 18. It is based on a Bradbury story, later retitled as Touched with Fire in October Country (edited) 6d
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The Project | Courtney Summers
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This one was close to being a pick. It's a good, creepy read, but not great. Definitely a #BorrowNotBuy if you're wanting a quick thriller.

The cult aspect was handled well, the characters were intriguing, but I wanted more development of the main characters and the side characters. Also, the timeline changes a lot and at times there's not enough to differentiate between them.

Quick enjoyable read though, just don't go in expecting too much.

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The Eyes of the Dragon | Stephen King
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This was not my first King read, that was The Shining at 10 years old. However, this is the book that made King my favorite author. 💚

After years of reading his classic early horror, I picked up this dark fantasy tale and I was transported. King is a master storyteller and his fantasy novels are some of my favorites. The versatility he has as a writer astounds me and leaves me in awe.

Here's to many more adventures Mr. King 💚

Addison_Reads @Reggie suggested sharing your favorite King story or a memory you had while reading King. Feel free to join in honor of King's birthday today. 2w
Reggie I‘ve never read this but in that article of the 75 facts, it says he wrote this for his daughter who complained that all he wrote was horror. So he thought he‘d try something new. 🖤Thanks for sharing, Cassie! 2w
Read-y_Picker That WAS my first Stephen King read! In grade 4. And I just put a hold on the audiobook for a reread. So looking forward to it!
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Addison_Reads @Reggie There's a dedication at the front to his daughter, Naomi, and Peter Straub's son, Ben. I love the connections in this one to The Talisman and The Dark Tower books. It still amazes me how interconnected his works are. 2w
Addison_Reads @Read-y_Picker Yay! I hope it's as great on your second journey. I'm planning to re-read once I finish my read through The Dark Tower books again. 2w
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Birdcatcher | Gayl Jones
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Gayl Jones has some amazing writing in this story. The flow of her words created an atmosphere that was transportive. Unfortunately though, the story just wasn't for me. The entangled relationships between the three friends that created a strange love triangle left me irritated.

I do plan on searching out other books by this author though since the writing was so good.

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Blue Moon Circus | Michael Raleigh
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I've always been drawn to stories about the circus. Those book is set in the early 1930's and follows Lewis, who has been involved in the life since he was a teen. Now at 52, he had to make some decisions about life, but not before one last big show.

This story was entertaining with the variety of characters and circus acts. Jupiter, the aging female elephant with a mischievous side, was probably my favorite.

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Clwojick Wooohoooo!! 2w
StayCurious Thanks for sharing! 2w
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The Plague | Albert Camus
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I've owned this book since college and now having gone through the past two years I decided it was time to read it.

Camus truly captures the thoughts and fears associated with a pandemic. The way he handles the mortality issues surrounding the choices one makes when faced with uncertainty felt so accurate.

I also loved the ending, or I guess love isn't the appropriate term; I appreciated the reality of the ending.

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The Cat Who Saved Books | S?suke Natsukawa
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Definitely a fun distraction that book lovers will enjoy reading. I can't say I was blown away with it but it transported me to a fantastical world where the mission was to save books. And the snarky feline companion was a great sidekick as well.

There are also some truly beautiful passages about grief as the main character deals with the loss of his grandfather.

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Time Is a Mother | Ocean Vuong
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I've read previous poems by Vuong and this collection shows a lot of maturity in the writing. Vuong paints powerful imagery with his words and overall this is a really strong collection.

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#TeamSlaughter @Clwojick #Scarathlon

I love this time of year, but to be honest, I watch scary stuff all year long. Most of these I watch every October, but there are some new movies and TV shows I'm really looking forward to.

vivastory I've been making my way through Hitchcock Presents & it's fantastic. I recently watched an episode that I don't think could get made on network TV today 3w
Addison_Reads @vivastory my nephew is currently working on 39 Steps for his school theater and I remembered Hitchcock presents and told him we'd start watching it soon. I've only seen a few over the years so I'm excited to watch it. 3w
CinderJo Love it that Bob‘s Burgers made the cut 🤩 3w
Addison_Reads @CinderJo I love the Bob's Burgers Halloween episodes! 🎃 3w
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