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Addison_Reads

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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Having recently finished this book, Rufus is definitely a character I love to hate. He's one of those people in a book I wish I could have reached inside and smacked him around some. Very infuriating character.

#GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Come-read-with-me @Addison I had the same reaction to Rufus! 1d
erzascarletbookgasm Yes, agree! 24h
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🖤 20h
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Because I'm pretty much an overgrown kid, when I want a snack and beverage while reading late at night, my go-to options are chocolate soy milk and a homemade toaster pastry. I say I make them for my nephew, but they're really my guilty pleasure. 😁

#GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Clwojick Mmmm I‘m not a huge fan of Pop Tarts, but I bet the homemade version ones are so much better. 3d
OriginalCyn620 Yummy! 😋 (edited) 3d
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We Sold Our Souls | Grady Hendrix
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These are excellent deals on 4 great books by Grady Hendrix. If I didn't already own them all I would have gotten them all today. Those are super cheap prices. 😁

readordierachel I really want to read We Sold Our Souls! 3d
Addison_Reads @readordierachel It is my favorite by him. Such a great concept for a book. 3d
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My #favoritebookishitem would either be my Dr. Seuss quilt handquilted by my mom or my Donatello Pop bookmark my niece got me years ago. 😍

I also included my next read for #NFNov since it matched so perfectly with my quilt. @rsteve388 @Clwojick

#GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️ 4d
Crazeedi You quilt is priceless, ❤❤❤ 4d
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erzascarletbookgasm Love them! 4d
Clwojick ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 4d
Clwojick Also, 1pt. 3d
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Defending Jacob: A Novel | William Landay
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My local library bookclub picked this one this month. I'm typically not one to read courtroom thrillers, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this one.

A 14 yr old boy is accused of a murder, but his parents don't believe it was him and try to figure out who the real killer is.

The book brings up several good discussion topics about a limits as a parent and how quickly one false accusations can tear apart a family.

darncutebookreviewgirl I have this on TBR list. Sounds so good 4d
Sace I swear I've purchased this book and I swear I thought I bought it on my kindle but apparently I didn't. 🤔 4d
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2 more checked off my bingo card today. 💚

@NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

Clwojick awesome! 1pt 3d
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A Fish Out of Water | Helen Palmer
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These very worn children's books were first gifted to me by my grandpa and they stayed at his house and he read them with me all the time. When he passed away, my grandma gifted them again to me to keep on my shelves. I'm forever grateful that she kept them all these years and I cherish the memories of them reading with me.

#GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Djspens 🥰🥰🥰 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Such treasures!!! 5d
Reggie That‘s lovely. ❤️ 5d
OriginalCyn620 That‘s so awesome! 📚❤️ 5d
ljuliel I remember the one on the left, but don‘t think I‘ve ever seen the other. 5d
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I read lots of horror books, and this book is scarier than most of those. 😨 Well written and informative.

I loved the quote at the top. It shows Preston can write about a difficult topic, but also inject a little humor.

#TIL I found the moral/ethical dilemnas of the veterinarian, Nancy Jaax, to be heartfelt. She wanted to help people, but she also didn't want to make animals suffer. Tough decision scientists face.

#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

UnidragonFrag Sounds interesting! 5d
rsteve388 9 pts 5d
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Wow! This book does not read like nonfiction. The 4 women whose lives we follow in this well researched book are courageous and determined. They will keep you on your toes until the end wondering just what is going to happen next.

Great read!

#TIL I was fascinated to learn about Mary Jane Bowser, who worked as a servant in the Confederate White House to spy for the Union. She was a former slave to Elizabeth Van Lew.

#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

ljuliel Sounds very good. I‘ve put it in my reminder list. I don‘t use it as a tbr. More like a Remember to look that up at the library. 6d
Readswithcoffee Just put it on hold at my library. 5d
Addison_Reads @ljuliel @Readswithcoffee I look forward to seeing what you both think about it. 5d
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Still making my way through this fascinating read. I'm not a history buff and I typically avoid books about war, but I'm really enjoying this one. I've been #audiocooking while attempting my first vegan shepherd's pie.

#TIL There were hundreds of women who dressed as men and fought in the Civil War. Some of these women did it to spy, some did it for the cause, others did it because they had no other choice.

#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Such a great book! So Fascinating! 6d
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Sace How was the vegan shepherd's pie? 6d
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Addison_Reads @Sace The husband and kiddo loved it. Next time I'll add a bit more mashed potatoes. It was perfect for a drizzly autumn dinner though. Thanks for asking! 😁 6d
Sace There's no such thing as too much mashed potato! 6d
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I just signed up. Looks like fun. 🎅🎄🎁

Check @Clwojick and @StayCurious page for the sign-up form.

StayCurious Thanks for sharing! 6d
Clwojick woohoo! thanks for sharing! 6d
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#TIL Of all the interesting things I'm learning in this book, my inner little kid, who was horse obsessed, can't seem to stop thinking about the section about Stonewall Jackson's horse. I loved hearing that even though others made fun of Little Sorrel for being small, and at times Jackson had to raise his feet so they didn't drag in the mud while riding him, Sorrel remained his faithful companion through it all.

#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

rsteve388 4 pts 6d
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Silent Spring | Rachel Carson
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My all time favorite #nonfiction book is the tagged one, Silent Spring. It changed my world when I read it and pushed me to become a biologist and life long environmentalist.

The six books above are ones I've read this year. They taught me things, made me laugh, made me cry, made me angry, and opened my eyes to new ideas. I'm grateful for books that leave a lasting impression.

#GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

rmaclean4 I found Rage Becomes Her so meaningful and useful to me. 7d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻 7d
Addison_Reads @rmaclean4 I recommend it to people all the time, because it helped me come to terms with so much of the anger and frustration I feel at times. 7d
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Scochrane26 I‘m going to assume if you‘re an environmentalist that you‘ve read some of Wendell Berry‘s essays? 7d
Scochrane26 These all sound good. 7d
readordierachel What a great story! It's wonderful to hear about how powerful books can be 😊 Must read that one. 7d
OriginalCyn620 That‘s so awesome! 7d
Addison_Reads @Scochrane26 Yes, I've read several things by Wendell Berry. I had a professor in college who introduced me to his writings. Great stuff. 6d
Addison_Reads @readordierachel 💚 it's an excellent read and Rachel Carson was so far ahead of her time with that book and warning us of the damage we were inflicting on the world around us. 6d
Reggie I loved Hey Kiddo. 6d
Addison_Reads @Reggie Hey Kiddo is one of those books I would make available in every school library if I were all powerful and could do those sorts of things. 😁 Such a great read that I think lots of people can relate to. 6d
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Every one in my house is asleep, all 4 dogs and 3 of the cats are curled up on the couch with me while I get in a little audiobook time while playing video games.

I thought the subject matter of the tagged book went well with my current game, Red Dead Redemption II.

Any other gamers out there who listen to books while playing?
#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

rsteve388 1 pt 6d
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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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If you haven't read this book, read it. 💚 It is such an important read. Written in letters to his son, the author opens us up to a world filled with racism, social and economic injustices, but also hope and love.

Truly amazing read. Plus, it's short, so there's no excuse not to read it. 😉

#gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚💛 1w
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 1w
Scochrane26 It‘s awesome on audio. 1w
Linsy An exceptional book! I also listened on audio and loved it! 7d
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Dad Is Fat | Jim Gaffigan
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3 more marked off my bingo card. 😁

Time to take a little nonfiction break and dive into The Water Dancer. 💚

@rsteve388 @Clwojick #NFNov
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Scochrane26 I‘m reading The water dancer right now, too. 1w
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I watched this great documentary today on Netflix about the Lego House in Denmark. Seeing all the planning that went into this was amazing. I'm still a kid at heart and love to play with Legos. Very cool concept to showcase what you can build when your options are endless.

#TIL The builders wanted a restaurant in the house. The solution was to make Lego robots who would deliver the food so it fit the theme.

@rsteve388 @Clwojick #NFNov
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rsteve388 Thanks for that math! 1w
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Dad Is Fat | Jim Gaffigan
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Another fun audiobook. I adore Jim Gaffigan. 💚 He has a way of pointing out the things in everyday life that we all go through, especially if you have kids in your life, but reminding you it's better to just laugh things off than get upset by them.

#TIL that I'm not the only adult who has taken Halloween candy from my kid and then let them think they had eaten it.😂 I still feel guilty about it too.

@rsteve388 @Clwojick #NFNov
5+3+1=9pts

rsteve388 9 pts 1w
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For any fans of the book or movie, you will love this book. 💚 I had such a fun time listening to members of the cast talk about what it was like making this iconic movie. #NFNov

#TIL that the actors did their own stunts. Cary was the one who suggested to Reiner that Wesley should leap into the quicksand to save Buttercup. Rob was worried it was too risky, but Cary convinced him and it turned out great.

5+3+1=9pts @rsteve388 @Clwojick

wanderinglynn I just read this book too! Totally agree that it was an awesome read. 1w
Readswithcoffee Agree. Definitely a fun audiobook. 1w
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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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Overall, I wasn't a big fan. The concept was interesting, the writing intriguing, but the characters fell flat. The author addresses many social issues in this book, and I appreciate that. In the end though, if I don't feel connected to the characters I get bored.

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The Talisman: A Novel | Stephen King, Peter Straub
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OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚❤️ 1w
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2 more spots on my #NFNov Bingo card. Now it's time to take a break, read a little fiction and get some sleep.

@rsteve388 @Clwojick

rsteve388 1.pt 1w
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I finished up another documentary for #NFNov. This story was heartbreaking, especially because it's something that could have been prevented. Powerful commentary on mental illness told through diary entries.

#TIL Mental illness and homelessness are too often connected. Sadly, even with programs in place to help people, people like Linda Bishop end up on their own without any way to get the help that they need.

@rsteve388 @Clwojick

rsteve388 9 pts 1w
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@rsteve388 @Clwojick

I finally FINISHED this documentary for #NFNov. What a bizarre kidnapping/assault case. Perhaps this is a more common occurrence than I realized, but seeing this predator take advantage of an entire family the way that he did was insane.

#TIL Robert Berchtold was convicted of raping a young girl, served only a year in prison before being released and doing it again. People spend more time in jail for drug charges. 😡

MatchlessMarie I've been meaning to watch this. Most of my friends noped out of it before finishing it though because it was too much 😱 1w
Addison_Reads @MatchlessMarie I think it helped I watched some before work and then finished it up this evening. It is a really strange case that will leave you wondering how these people were so naive. At the end though I realized they were all just victims of this twisted predator. 1w
LaurensLibrary This story is so crazy! 1w
rsteve388 9 pts :) 1w
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#TIL #NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

While listening to the tagged book today, I leaned that A Princess Bride was a movie that almost didn't get made. Several people and studios tried to make the movie without much success, but when Rob Reiner came along he was determined to see one of his favorite books come alive on the big screen no matter what it took.

rsteve388 4 pts! 1w
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I watched part of this today before leaving for work. The tagged book is about the same case involving the abduction of a young girl, Jan Broberg, by a family friend. I'll hopefully get the chance to finish it later.

#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

rsteve388 1 pt when you finish it please write that in Caps so that I know! Thank you! 1w
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2 great reads so far for #NFNov and 2 spots marked off my bingo card. 💜 I'll be starting the tagged book later today as my audiobook while working. Happy Reading Everyone!

@rsteve388 @Clwojick

rsteve388 1 pt 1w
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Dog Songs | Mary Oliver
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I adored this collection. If you have ever owned a dog you will appreciate the sweet honest reflections Mary Oliver writes about in these heartfelt poems.

This is one I will probably read again and again. 💚

This makes my second completed book for #NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

Lifeisasnap I adore Mary Oliver. Good choice! 1w
Clwojick Stacking! 1w
rsteve388 9pts thanks 1w
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The Road | Cormac McCarthy
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If I had to pick a #preferredgenre, it would be Horror or Dystopian. I do however read almost any genre, but these would be my comfort zone, with one of my favorites tagged.

#gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Balibee146 I loved The Road 👍👍 1w
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚🖤 1w
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Dog Songs | Mary Oliver
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Starting this one tonight before bed. I have a feeling it might make me emotional before I finish it. I'm a sucker for anything involving animals.

#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

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Such a fascinating read that I felt connected to more than I thought I would.

Following Knight's thoughts as he insolated himself from the outside world made me wonder if I could do the same. Not that I would, but the choices he made and his desire to stay hidden away was very intriguing.

Great way to start out this month. 💚

#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

rsteve388 6 pts! 1w
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#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

#TIL about the book in the photo, Very Special People. While listening to the tagged book, The Stranger in the Woods, I learned that Christopher Knight stayed isolated from the world, alone in the woods for over 20 years. During that time he read a lot to occupy his time, and the book in the photo was one of his favorites because he too felt like a "freak." I now want to find this book and read it.

ljuliel I read this book a REALLY long time ago. I still had brown hair and real knees back then. It was really interesting ! 1w
Addison_Reads @rsteve388 @Clwojick This one was from a few days ago, but it never got marked with points. Should be 4pts I think? 3 for #TIL and 1 for the post. Thank you both for doing this! 👍 1w
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Starting this one today while working. This will be my first, of many I hope, for #NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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I won this in a GoodReads giveaway and I'm excited to dive into it this month. #GratefulReads #LookingForwardtoReading

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg lucky you! It's a great read! I enjoyed it! ❤️ 2w
Jillylovesbooks You may already know this, but Oprah has discussion threads for the book in her Instagram. 2w
Addison_Reads @Jillylovesbooks I didn't know that. Thank you for sharing. 1w
Addison_Reads @Jee_HookedOnBookz Hopefully I'll get to read it this weekend. 💚 1w
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 1w
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Kindred | Octavia Butler
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#screamathon is ending and I managed a personal best this month by reading 39 books 🎃 My favorites are pictured above. @4thhouseontheleft

Now it's time to start getting my #NFNov TBR together.

ShyBookOwl I try to make everyone I care about read Kindred 😂 glad u enjoyed it! 2w
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Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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My last finished read for #screamathon and it was an excellent gothic tale that will mess with your mind and make you not trust any of the characters.

Atwood is one of my favorite authors and she doesn't disappoint with this one. 💚

@4thhouseontheleft
#LitsyAtoZ #Letter @BookishMarginalia

Scochrane26 This is my favorite by her. 2w
ju.ca.no I‘m so much looking foward to reading this soon! I have it high up on my TBR 2w
readordierachel Yes! Fantastic book! 2w
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Real life is often scarier than any supernatural, spooky fiction story. Anthony Ray Hinton went through something truly horrific. Sitting locked in a cell knowing you're an innocent man is the stuff nightmares are made of.

This book though has so much heart and hope against the terrible truth of our often flawed justice system.

Powerful read that will leave you with a lot to ponder.

#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

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I found this cheap last month and thought it would be a good Halloween read.

The movie is so much better and the sequel was just okay.

Fast, easy read that I probably would have loved more when I was younger.

#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

Jillylovesbooks I hear they are doing a sequel to the movie. I wonder if it will be based on this book? 2w
Addison_Reads @Jillylovesbooks I wasn't aware of a movie sequel. Truthfully, the story would probably work better as a movie than it did in written form. 1w
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There are mixed reviews on this dark fairytale, but I personally loved it.

We follow Goody as she finds herself out in the woods on a search for berries for her man and son. She encounters strange characters along her journey who lead her to her true self.

What appears like a weird mashup of fairytales, actually has a lot more depth lurking beneath the surface. Great read for a rainy autumn day.

@screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

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My only book purchase this month was also a #Halloween book. I found it for $1 at a local thrift shop.

I'm sad today marks the end of #screamathon #screamathonphotochallenge

Thank you again @4thhouseontheleft for putting it together. I've had so much fun seeing all the posts.
🎃👻💀

Happy Halloween Littens!

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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@Crazeedi tagged me in this challenge. Pick 12 books for your ideal bookclub reads. Here are my 12. #myidealbookclub

@readordierachel @Reggie @flying_monkeys I'd love to see your picks if you have time to play.

Hooked_on_books Good choices! 2w
Crazeedi Very nice choices, I've only read one! 2w
Addison_Reads @Hooked_on_books what would your 12 be? I'd love to see your choices. 2w
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Addison_Reads @Crazeedi Thank you 😁 I added several from your 12 to my TBR. I'm trying to increase the historical fiction I read and your reviews always give me great options. 2w
readordierachel Oh, I like your choices! Great variety. I would totally join your book club 😊. I'll have to give mine some thought 🤔 2w
Crazeedi @Addison_Reads I'll keep you in mind to give recommendations! I try to post the ones I read 2w
Hooked_on_books Aw, thanks! My MIL is in town so I probably won‘t get to it for a few days, but challenge accepted! 1w
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It seemed only fair to use Roald Dahl again today since I used him for Trick yesterday.

Willy Wonka's chocolate factory is the perfect #treat not just for Halloween, but all year long.

#screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

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Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I'm hoping to finish up the tagged book and a few more before the end of the month. Right now I'm at 35 books, which is a personal best for books read in a month. 👻 Another reason why I love #screamathon. @4thhouseontheleft

Klou Woah! In one month! Well done!! 2w
flying_monkeys Wowsers! Congrats 🎉 2w
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Scowler | Daniel Kraus
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Another audiobook finished for #screamathon. ?

Dark family drama dealing with the worst type of monsters, humans. Ry's father is abusive. His family finds some peace when Dad gets sent to prison. However, their joy is short-lived. He escapes prison and returns to his family seeking revenge.

This psychological thriller is terrifying as Ry calls upon his childhood "friends" to help put an end to his father's evil once again.

@4thhouseontheleft

Reggie That cover is kinda spooky. I‘m in. 2w
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Matilda | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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When the mean ugly adults in Matilda's life push her too far she discovers that a well planned #trick can solve all her problems.

#screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

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Panpan

This was my first Updike and perhaps it wasn't the best one to start with.

I was bored through this entire book and disliked all the characters.

Anyone an Updike fan? And if so, which book of his would you recommend?

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#ReadingUSA2019 #RhodeIsland @Librarybelle

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Blackwater, III: The House | Michael McDowell
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Another great continuation of this series. There's a lot more action in this book and some of the storylines from the first two volumes start coming together.

The Perdido River becomes a character of its own in this book bringing with it the blackness from the depths of its churning waters.

This is my favorite one so far and I can't wait to continue.

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Blackwater, II: The Levee | Michael McDowell
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The next part in this six part series takes place a few years after the first. The town has decided to build a levee in the hopes of stopping another flood. Elinor however, desperately wants the river to remain free and family drama quickly unfolds.

The Caskey family is full of secrets. This book reveals more about Elinor's dark connection to the river and how far she's willing to go to get what she wants.

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I own this one, but haven't read it yet. This is number 13 in the Charlie Parker series and I'm only on number 3.

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Girl of Nightmares | Kendare Blake
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Although I enjoyed Anna Dressed in Blood more, this is still a solid continuation of the story.

We learn more about our resident ghost hunter, Cas, and more importantly about his dad and some secrets he never wanted Cas to find out.

Like the first, this one still had some great pop culture references.

#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft