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Carla

Carla

Joined September 2016

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There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast theremightbecupcakes.com 🎧 #theremightbecupcakes Ravenclaw. Me in 3 characters: Harriet M. Welsch; Meg Murry; Stargirl.
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What Red Was by Rosie Price
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Eighteen Years by Madisen Kuhn
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The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff
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Parkland by Dave Cullen
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The Ascent to Truth by Thomas Merton
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NRSV Bible by Anonymous Anonymous
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Religious Literacy by Stephen Prothero
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Member of the Family by Dianne Lake
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The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
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The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
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Parkland by Dave Cullen
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Curious Toys | Elizabeth Hand
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Read Curious Toys yet? Check out the acknowledgments when you finish—you‘ll see my name. 🥳 Carla Hufstedler, dat‘s me. Right there next to the wonderful editor Ellen Datlow.

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What Red Was | Rosie Price
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This is an amazing novel, but an aggressive examination of rape, so consider this a true trigger warning, something I don‘t normally do.
The rape was blunt and raw and aggressive (though not long or drawn-out) and so is the PTSD as described. It‘s a powerful book , but not for everyone. #belletristbooks #triggerwarning #audible

TrishB I thought it was a good read too. 2w
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The Grace Year | Kim Liggett
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Kim Liggett loves my drawing of The Grace Year tree for the “wild” Inktober prompt! 🌺
#inktober #screamathon #art #horror

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The Grace Year | Kim Liggett
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Inktober Day 16: Wild. I drew the tree from The Grace Year, the one the girls use to release their magic. #kimliggett #horror #screamathon #inktober

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Inktober Day 14 prompt was “overgrown”: I chose Alice. If you are interested, you can follow all of my Inktober drawings at my Instagram: http://instagram.com/carlahaunted
#inktober #art #drawing #aliceinwonderland #eatme #drinkme

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The Olive Fairy Book | Andrew Lang
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There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast Episode 55: Finding Fear: In which I read a Turkish folktale, collected in Andrew Lang‘s Olive Fairy Book, about a boy who goes on a quest to discover what fear is.

https://link.chtbl.com/Fear

#podcast #fairytales #screamathon #horror #halloween

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We Sold Our Souls | Grady Hendrix
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Kris used to be in a metal band with umlauts and mythos and crashing guitars that means something and never surrendered. But now there just seems to be a hole in the middle of everything. But what if there actually is? Getting the band back together has never been this horrifying—nor had so much at stake. #horror #screamathon

4thhouseontheleft 🧡👻🖤 1mo
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Almost Home | Madisen Kuhn
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We‘re in front of a discount bin, my face is all swollen and bloated because, well, POTS doesn‘t play fair when I have fun sometimes, but I cherish this photo. Madisen Kuhn and I at her poetry reading from her newest book, Almost Home. It‘s splendiferous. It made me tear up. Buy it. Write in the margins about your own feelings. Start writing your own journey. #poetry #selfie

rather_be_reading 👏👏 1mo
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Almost Home | Madisen Kuhn
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Madisen Kuhn‘s reading poems from her new book, Almost Home, Barnes and Noble, Charlottesville, VA. (Rainbow added by me) #poetry

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Almost Home | Madisen Kuhn
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Waiting for Madisen Kuhn to read yesterday at Barnes and Noble in Charlottesville, VA.

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Almost Home | Madisen Kuhn
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#readingselfie In the car, wheelchair in the back seat, on the way to Barnes and Noble to meet Madisen Kuhn and hear her read from her new book of poetry.

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Deliverance | James Dickey

“She had a fine, open, grey-eyed face with a few freckles. She was somebody I didn‘t mind looking in the eyes, and straight into them too, so if she didn‘t mind, the look would go deep.” #screamathon #bucketlist #horror

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Deliverance | James Dickey
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Lifetime #bucketlist and #screamathon read, both. #horror #americanlit @4thhouseontheleft #audiobook I fell in love with Will Patton as a narrator listening to the Mr. Mercedes trilogy by #StephenKing. His voice is made for Americana literature—Dickey and Steinbeck and Twain and Faulkner.

“The world is easily lost.” — Deliverance

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Carla @4thhouseontheleft ♥️looking forward to your opinion! I am about an hour and enthralled with the language. Afterwards I am going to summon up the courage to watch the movie. With all my horror consumption I struggle with certain types of rape scenes, the way they are filmed, and I have heard some things about how gritty this one is. Hoping the book will steel me for the film, because it supposed to be a classic as well. 1mo
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The books in my #screamathon package from @fandom_hellspawn99 🍂🎃💀☠️👻 — Doctor Sleep (The Shining Part 2) by Stephen King, the first edition of The Amityville Horror, and this gorgeous copy of Angela Carter‘s The Bloody Chamber. 🐺Thank you so much, darling, for everything! And thank you, @4thhouseontheleft for organizing it! #horror #october

4thhouseontheleft Glad you enjoyed the swap! 🎃👻🧟‍♀️ 2mo
ShyBookOwl Great book. Beautiful edition. 2mo
Carla @ShyBookOwl thank you! I cannot wait to read it. ♥️ 2mo
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Doctor Sleep: A Novel | Stephen King
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The books in my #screamathon package from @fandom_hellspawn99 🍂🎃💀☠️👻
Doctor Sleep (The Shining Part 2), The Amityville Horror first edition, and the Vintage edition of Angela Carter‘s The Bloody Chamber (and my walking eyeball!). #horror #october

bullbunny Oh I listened to the podcast Ghoul Intentions and they talked about 1st edition. Like the story and stuff. So cool!!! 2mo
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Look at my #screamathon package from @fandom_hellspawn99 🍂🎃💀☠️👻 Not shown: pumpkin candle and books. The decor items made me so happy I teared up a little, dear. I am collecting Halloween and October items to decorate my podcast office all year round. I love the green and black bell wreath! And the stickers are just perfect. And I have a walking eyeball, y‘all. I feel like Penelope Garcia with all my fun office goodies. #horror #october

4thhouseontheleft A walking eyeball!! 👁 🚶🏻‍♀️ 2mo
bullbunny Peeps for the win!! 2mo
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Having a bout of insomnia to bring in October, so I opened my #screamathon package from @fandom_hellspawn99 🍂🎃💀☠️👻 Look at this cool packaging! This is how it opened, with spiderwebs and spider rings. So cool. 🕷@4thhouseontheleft #horror #october

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Having a bout of insomnia to bring in October, so I opened my #screamathon package from @fandom_hellspawn99 🍂🎃💀☠️👻 Look at this cool packaging! The red handprint is the best part! Very Blair Witch. @4thhouseontheleft #horror #october

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast 🧁 Episode 54: Gilead: Meaning in Place | In which I investigate why the place in Margaret Atwood‘s The Handmaid‘s Tale is called Gilead. http://link.chtbl.com/gilead
#podcast #podcasts #dystopia #horror

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Noted the fake Latin phrase from The Handmaid‘s Tale to the updated Facebook banner for the There Might Be Cupcakes podcast‘s Facebook page and group, and, to make sure I spelled it correctly and scared to pop out of the graphic design app, I noted it on my coffee shop napkin really quick. Now it looks like I tried to pass a secret note to a sister-in-arms.

#podcasts #theremightbecupcakes

K.Wielechowski What is the There Might be Cupcakes podcast? 2mo
Carla @K.Wielechowski It‘s my podcast on all kinds of subjects—folklore, history, true crime, personal stories—but all wrapped around with books. Here‘s my about page, which also explains its title, which is taken from my friend Greg Behrendt‘s comedy: http://theremightbecupcakes.com. I hope you‘ll have a listen! 2mo
K.Wielechowski @Carla I pretty much listen to podcasts all day. Hunting yours down right now!! 2mo
Carla @K.Wielechowski that‘s wonderful! Thank you so much❣️ Hope you enjoy. 🧁 2mo
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Close-up: really please with how the grime in the hair and on the clothing turned out, with the depth.

#Coloring in The Beauty of Horror III: Haunted Playgrounds while listening to podcasts.

#horror #alanrobert #beautyofhorror #coloringbookforadults

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#Coloring in The Beauty of Horror III: Haunted Playgrounds while listening to podcasts.
Really pleased with how the grime on their clothing and hair turned out.

#horror #alanrobert #beautyofhorror #coloringbookforadults

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A treat for myself. And a gorgeous book cover to boot.
Sally is my soul sister. Her body doesn‘t work—her joints fall apart!—but she puts herself back together and keeps going. #ehlersdanlos sister-in-arms, pun intended.
#chronicillness #prettybookcovers #horror #christmas #timburton

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@fandom_hellspawn99 your package is large and in charge and coming to you! (It is coming in a big Chewy dot com box because I am a dog mom, hope that makes you laugh.) #screamathon #presents @4thhouseontheleft

fandom_hellspawn99 Haha that's hilarious lol did you ever receive my package? It says it was delivered and I'm paranoid 2mo
Carla I did! I‘m sorry. I have been having a really bad chronic illness flareup. It‘s adorable. The end of it opened a little bit (stupid post office 😡) but not all the way, it‘s okay, and I didn‘t peek, I have been good. 2mo
fandom_hellspawn99 Aw I'm so sorry! And oh I'm sure you have been, I can't promise my mom will be as well behaved, she might have to pry a bit when she sees it, she's like a nosy cat 🐱 😂 I'll be good though 2mo
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There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast Episode 53: Exquisite Mayhem: my 2nd episode on the Three Mothers #horror series 🍿 (Suspiria, Inferno, Mother of Tears). This is a dive into the symbolism in the 2018 remake of Suspiria, incl. sleep dreams, including my reading of the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty” for you. I also compare the 1st edition translation of “Little Snow White” to the version from ep 51, & read it as well. https://link.chtbl.com/exquisite

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Yesterday, I suffered a lot of fatigue, so I crashed with the Cirque du Soleil Beatles Love soundtrack and finished The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. It was my first #hollyblack but it will 🌟definitely🌟 not be my last! Reading such an immersive book is excellent medicine. 🧛‍♀️ #EDS #POTS #chronicillness #vampires #YA #horror #cirquedusoleil #beatles

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Yes! It is mine!

Carla I really, really dislike Marianne. And I have a deep aversion for literary gimmicks (read: Wolf Hall), such as not using quotation marks, as here. Yet Connell reminds me of my best friend. ♥️ Plus something grabs me. So I read on. 2mo
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Having my first #pumpkinspice 🎃 of the season and my first cold brew ever (I‘m a fan!) and doing therapy homework reading at Starbucks. The reading is easier this time around; the first time I had physical anxiety symptoms, but not this time. #cptsd #therapy #coffee

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The Babysitters Coven | Kate M. Williams
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Received this delightful book thanks to a #goodreadsgiveaway. Looks like so much fun! #katewilliams #prettybookcovers #witches #witchcraft #tbr (The Union Jack 🇬🇧 is my Kindle.)

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Coloring in The Beauty of Horror III: Haunted Playgrounds by Alan Robert while listening to the Faculty of Horror Podcast. Saturday night done right.
Stablio and Tombow markers layered with Prismacolor coloring pencils. #horror #coloringbookforadults #horrorart #clowns #carnival #coloringbooks

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Coloring in The Beauty of Horror III: Haunted Playgrounds by Alan Robert while listening to the Faculty of Horror Podcast. Saturday night done right.
Stablio and Tombow markers layered with Prismacolor coloring pencils. #horror #coloringbookforadults #horrorart #clowns #carnival #coloringbooks

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Plans for Saturday: reading The Witches in tandem with my best friend, Joshua—we have started our own little two-person long-distance book club—organizing my planner, spending some time in my reading journal, and organizing my podcast planning notebook, and reading for episode 53 of There Might Be Cupcakes podcast—the second episode on the Three Mothers series (Suspiria, etc.) of horror movies. Gonna be a good nerdy day. 🧁 🎧 #podcast

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A Mercy | Toni Morrison
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I have a question about the interpretation of Florens‘ denouement. I interpreted the violence between The Blacksmith, Florens, and Malaik as: Florens attacked The Blacksmith, lashing out at him and wounding him with his tongs, & attacked Malaik & killed him. Malaik, taking her place (in her eyes), was the symbolic stand-in for her brother, so she destroys him this time. The Spark Notes state Malaik lived. https://www.litcharts.com/lit/a-mercy ?

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Therapy homework on this difficult news cycle day. This is one of the books I am tasked with reading while my therapist is on maternity leave. #cptsd #ptsd #besselvanderkolk #therapy

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Love | Toni Morrison
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Today is #audibleday and I chose a Toni Morrison novel, narrated by her. I listened to the sample, and her measured, intelligent, wise voice gave me chills in the middle of this busy coffee shop. #tonimorrison #love #newbooks #audiobooks #audible

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The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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I read Beloved in Yale Summer School—Gender and Political Science class—and it changed the way I looked at the American novel. I also read The Bluest Eye in that class, and it changed how I looked at my own writing, at sparseness of word to tell a powerful gut-punch of a story.

She won the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was a treasure, as is her work. #tonimorrison #rip #love

Bibliogeekery 💔 3mo
megnews 😢 3mo
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FantasticLand: A Novel | Mike Bockoven
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New podcast episode: There Might Be Cupcakes: Episode 52: Everything That Has Been Hidden Has Surfaced: In which I interviewed horror author Mike Bockoven, author of FantasticLand and Pack. #podcast #horror #werewolves #theremightbecupcakes Please have a listen! https://theremightbecupcakes.podbean.com/e/everything-that-was-hidden-now-surfac...

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As stunning as volume one. Luscious story—and surprising feminine and motherhood storyline for Wakanda. Loved it. Look at this astounding art.

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Breathtaking art paired with powerful story and prose by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Quote in this image: “To get back, I must see things not as I feel them to be, but as they are.”
#psychology #tanehisicoates #blackpanther #avengers #comicbooks #graphicnovels #beautifulbooks

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First time reading any comic about the Avengers. Loved it. Looking forward to volume 2. So shiny. I want more details about her family, though. Who are the woman and child she lives with? Partner and daughter? Sister and niece? Unclear in first volume. #comicbooks #graphicnovels #captainmarvel #theavengers #beautifulbooks

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First time reading any comic about the Avengers. Loving it. #comicbooks #graphicnovels #captainmarvel #theavengers #beautifulbooks

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There Might Be There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast Episode 51: Elegant Nastiness | Dario Argento‘s Three Mothers Trilogy and Fairy Tales, especially #snowwhite#Suspiria, Inferno, and Mother of Tears #horror #horrormovies #fairytales #podcast link to episode: https://theremightbecupcakes.podbean.com/e/elegant-nastiness/

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Have my Early Bird Books #summer2019 reading challenge set up with my watercolor pencils ♥️ in my #commonplacebook. Space left for printed pics, summary (pages read, etc), and quotes. #readingchallenges #readinglists

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The Grace Year | Kim Liggett
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Received this gorgeous ARC from Wednesday Books and Macmillan. What a fascinating story about the power of women, told as a dystopian fairy tale. From the blurb: “We‘re told we have the power to lure grown men from their beds. They believe our skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac...That‘s why we‘re banished for our sixteenth year: to release our magic into the wild before we‘re allowed to return to civilization.” #ARC

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Second day of appointments: today it‘s therapy and after surgery checkup. In-between the two right now, resting while the husband works, and trying to decide which book to read next, Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan‘s The Last Week, or Sarah Weinman‘s The Real Lolita. Again, actually getting some real sun! #soakingupthesun #summerreads #wheelchairselfie

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The History of Hell | Alice K. Turner
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Just sitting out in the sun, reading about the history of hell, as you do while waiting for physical therapy. #soakingupthesun #religion #history #art

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Only this far in, but really enjoying it. Love Hamer‘s imagery.

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