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Chrys

Chrys

Joined June 2016

My TBR is so long I will have to live forever💙📚
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Opened my #jolabokaflodswap to find not one but two of one of my favorite types of chocolate along with a historical novel that I have been wanting to read. Thank you again @WriterAtHeart And thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing the swap

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It came!! @WriterAtHeart @MaleficentBookDragon I am glad his made it through the system and got here safe, and I will actually have more reading time today than I would have Christmas Eve. #Jolabokaflodswap

WriterAtHeart I am so happy it finally got to you! It has been stuck in the ether for weeks now and I was getting worried. I hope you enjoy!!! 13mo
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This book is a collection of ghost stories from the various publications that put them out during the Christmas season in Victorian Britain. Some were of course better than others, but I really enjoyed reading them and the concept of ghost stories as a Christmas tradition (not surprising as Halloween is my favorite holiday)

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This book would be an excellent reference for anyone doing Victorian costuming, helping to know exactly what would be “in fashion” for each decade, including hairstyles. There were a good number of illustrations, though I wished there were more. Someone with more sewing experience would probably not have had to use Google as much as I did. Overall a pick

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It took me a while to find a copy of this, but I am glad I kept looking. It starts out going through the decades and discussing the changing fashions and supporting garments.
On an unrelated note, I forgot to post that I sent out my #Jolabokaflod package, but I see that it got there !

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Bunnicula (Anniversary) | Deborah Howe, James Howe
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Peace has been restored , now both boys have their own copy. I‘m glad they still had some signed ones left this morning

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Bunnicula (Anniversary) | Deborah Howe, James Howe
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Today I was at Barnes and Noble with one of my boys and got him this signed anniversary edition Bunnicula. My other son is jealous and jokingly threatening to steal it. Looks like I am going to be heading back first thing in the morning to see if any are left. I should add that my boys are 17 and 20 😅

Chrissyreadit That‘s awesome! 14mo
Texreader 🤣🤣🤣 14mo
JoeMo Heck, I‘m 41 and almost opted for the anniversary edition. Instead I picked up a different version and read it this past Halloween, and the story was still pretty solid after reading it for the first time since the 3rd grade! 14mo
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Just got this for my airport read and already dented the cover ☹️. Oh well, it‘s just an example of why I should buy myself a book sleeve. Looking forward to the mystery and my trip

Bklover I like to think that the damaged books are the cool books! It shows they‘ve been read ❤️ 1y
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Brought this to read during downtime at work, I am getting some odd looks from my coworkers ☠️

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This was extremely well researched, lots of medical reports & court cases included as examples.The descriptions of the effects of arsenic on the body were...thoroughly described. It is almost unbelievable how difficult it would have been to avoid arsenic entirely during the time period with it being everywhere from patent medicines to price tags on items. This book could be a little too in depth at points, dragging just a bit, but overall solid.

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This was a fairly short but interesting look at 2 serial killers here in my home state (actually within 100 miles from where I sat reading it) Both used arsenic on their victims. One a black widow collecting on husbands, the other would “nurse” sick family and neighbors-and be the first to help at their funerals. The book was well written and I had not known about either of the ladies before now.

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Devolution | Max Brooks
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I am having a hard time focusing lately, but attempting to start this book.
My point total for #Scarathlon2020 so far is 205.
#TeamSlaughter

Clwojick Good luck 🖤🔪 1y
Grrlbrarian If you‘re into audiobooks, Nathan Fillion reads this one 👍 1y
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I am not able to keep up with what was her workout right now, but it is a goal.

Read last weekend as part of #CYOReadathon I completely failed to post anything at the time. Working on catching up. Total of 8 hours read during it. 80 points readathon, 5 for this book, 1 for posting. So 86 total #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2020 @Clwojick

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This is a book of different fairy tales told in modern English, & a couple were similar tales from slightly different regions combined. Some I knew but many I didn‘t as they were specific to only from England. It took me a little bit to get used to the fact that the language was more modern compared to what I am used to in this genre. That said the illustrations by Arthur Rackham are of course stunning.

Chrys The notes at the end of the book went over the origins of each tale and stories with similar themes. I enjoyed some of the notes as much as the stories. 1y
Clwojick Awesome! Go #TeamSlaughter!! 🎃🖤👻🎉🔥🔪 1y
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Over the last year or so I have slowly been discovering my love for Agatha Christie. This book was a fun one with characters all telling short mysteries and trying to guess the endings, with Miss Marple of course in the lead for most correct.
#Scarathlon2020 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick
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Clwojick Same! I‘m really starting to get more into her stories as well💀 1y
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This is my initial tbr stack for #scarathlon and #screamathon, I am sure I will be adding others @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter 26 points

Clwojick Awesome! 1y
4thhouseontheleft I read the lace reader a few years ago, I need to go back and read Barry‘s other Salem books! 1y
Andrew65 I love the Railway Detextive series. 1y
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Happy #HobbitDay and Happy birthday to Bilbo and Frodo. #FellowshipofTolkien

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This was hysterical and informative. I was unaware that radioactive suppositories had been a thing 😳. A large number of supposed cures were covered, and if they had led to anything modern ( current use of radiation for example).

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Mehso-so

His book was on the stronger side of so-so. The information was interesting and it wasn‘t poorly written. The problem I had was that the author seemed to be trying too hard to fight against people glamorizing the games and gladiators, as a result he went a bit overboard describing and focusing on how horrific the battles were. I kind of wanted to say Ok, I get it. It also would have benefited from illustrations of some of the weapons and armor

Chrys Book 6 #Mounttbr 2y
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The group meets people inside the golden castle and find out Senshi‘s backstory, while of course continuing to eat the various monsters they fight on their way to saving Falin.

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“Expose to a quick heat which immediately coagulates the albumen”. Mmmm, yummy 😂I think she means sear the meat. I read this on my kindle and will admit to skimming through a lot of the actual recipe sections. However reading the child rearing advice and medical sections was interesting (not sure how we survived all the purgatives and leeches). There were also sections on the duties of various servants in the house and how to clean things

Chrys Book 5 #MountTBR 2y
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Mehso-so

This was between a so-so and a pick. The writing was good, the notes from the translator excellent. Unfortunately I found many of Ovid‘s attitudes towards women off-putting, which I suppose I should have expected given the time period.
Book 4 #MountTBR

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Don‘t read this for a riveting story with amazing character development and beautiful prose. Do read it for the book equivalent of a mindless horror/comedy film. I actually enjoyed it, though I don‘t know that I would reread it. I didn‘t realize it was the second in a series, and not having read the first really didn‘t hurt my understanding. In fact, I think I liked it better without it. Book 3 for #Mounttbr

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The Woman on the Orient Express | Lindsay Jayne Ashford
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Just received my final #sfmbc package from @MaleficentBookDragon , thank you so much for all the extras! I am looking forward to coffee and cookies while diving into these books 😊
@Avanders

MaleficentBookDragon I'm glad you like everything. Sorry it was so late. 2y
Avanders 🥰🥰 yay! 2y
Chrys @MaleficentBookDragon no problem, I think most of us ran late on this last round, I know I did 😊 2y
Avanders Hey! I have not forgotten about you & shipment $$.... how do you feel about Amazon or other online bookseller... Or do you prefer a check? ♥️ 2y
Chrys Amazon is always welcome 😁 2y
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Oh, was #MountTbr not intended as a challenge to add more books to the shelf? I must have misunderstood 🤗
I bought myself this Tolkien box set to celebrate getting hired for a new job, of course any reason is a good one to add to my Tolkien collection.
#FellowshipofTolkien

JazzFeathers I think this is absolutely the most sensible way to celebrate a new job 😌☝ 2y
Kenyazero Congratulations on the new job! 2y
Linsy Beautiful ✨ and congrats! 2y
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Couldn‘t find this in the database, but it is a pick. I got this book on vacation last year. It gives historical information about various ancient sites in Rome along with pages that have overlays to lift up to see current photos of the sites compared to what they would have looked like when built. Book 2 for #MountTbr #MountTbr2020

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Your manual for joining the legion, entertaining to read. The author put a lot of humor in the way he presents the information so you don‘t get bored with it. And one down for #Mounttbr #Mounttbr2020

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So this year I decided to sign up for the #MountTbr challenge. I have seen the tag before but never really looked into it. I am trying for Mt Vancouver, which is 36 books. This is the first “normal” sized one I am working on. #Mounttbr2020

Catherine_Willoughby How was this book. Looks interesting 2y
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The Atrocities | Jeremy Shipp
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Cookie says that the real atrocity is that there is a closed door between herself and my son.
I enjoyed this book and felt it was true to the older gothic novellas I have read. I understand not explaining everything so that it is as creepy for the reader as the governess. That said I would love to see a prequel/sequel explaining it all since the explanations didn‘t come at the end

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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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Mehso-so

I did enjoy this, but I wanted to love it and just didn‘t. I was a big Scooby-Doo fan as a kid, and I love Lovecraft‘s works, so this should have been perfect. But parts just made me cringe, and the author has a weird habit of suddenly switching to screenplay type conversation and breaking the fourth wall in ways that do not blend with the rest of the book. I did finish it, but kept putting it down for other books in between.

PatriciaU Cantero is a quirky writer. I always feel like I'm in a carnival fun house when I'm reading one of his books. Completely agree with you on this one, though. 2y
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I love the cover on this! 💕 Checked it out from the library but wondering if I can find a copy of this edition to keep

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I recommend reading this with a pen and paper nearby, my tbr grew substantially while going through this book. 😸. Each chapter was a small bio of a female author, also including what type of stories she wrote that shouldn‘t be missed and similar writers.

Zoes_Human Same here! Loved the little art in it as well. 2y
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Ravina the Witch? | Junko Mizuno
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The artwork is gorgeous, the story is all over. I was surprised by some of the turns it took, kind of like an over the top adult fairy tale written while drinking.

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I got an early Christmas present!! Major brownie points for my son‘s boyfriend, this edition is gorgeous! Hardback and illustrated, I recommend it for Lovecraft fans

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Sorry for the delay in posting, had a rough week here. Thank you so much for the beautiful card. And I can‘t wait to try the recipes, especially the pie. My card to you went out on Saturday, so should be there soon. Merry Christmas 🎄
@Lynnsoprano @AprilMae #holidayrecipeswap

Tamra That is a gorgeous card! 2y
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This book is a somewhat dry read, but if you really want an idea of how very particular people were about all the details of the house this book will give it to you. And you may even pick up some helpful tips, though I don‘t believe I will be using the section on how to iron a newspaper 😅

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Somehow I don‘t think that would help me during a hangover. But to be fair, I‘ve never tried it.

ItsAnotherJen Whoa! 😂 That sounds like something that would make me throw up. 2y
rubyslippersreads @JenFowler That was my first thought just before I read your comment. 🤢 2y
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#Nightmareswap Thank you so much for the books and goodies, I am wearing the socks now 🐈🎃
@LibrarianRyan @Pogue

LibrarianRyan I‘ll be interested what you have to say about the Attrocities. 2y
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1. Wicked Witch of the East
2. Maleficent
3. ?
4. Glinda
5. Sabrina
6. Samantha
7. Wicked Witch of the West
8. Ursula
9. ?
10. ?
11. ?
12. The Evil Queen
13. Melisandre
14. Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfieffer
15. ?
#TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage Great job hun 30 points! 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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Anne Rice Interview with the Vampire
The Vampire Lestat
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
The Witching Hour
The Vampire Armand
Lasher
#TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage Well done sweetie 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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Scary, Scary Halloween | Eve Bunting, Jan Brett
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I almost went with a so-so for this because I thought it was rather sad that the kittens were afraid. However the illustrations bumped it up. #TeamStoker
Halloween read @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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Mehso-so

It‘s Barbie and friends. In Halloween. It‘s ok. #TeamStoker
Halloween read @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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Best Witches: Poems for Halloween | Jane Yolen, Elise Primavera
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A book of poems with some cool illustrations for Halloween.
#TeamStoker
Halloween read @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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Minerva Louise on Halloween | Janet Morgan Stoeke
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Halloween as seen through the eyes of Minerva the chicken, who has no idea what it is. I rather liked it, but then my son used to bring his stuffed chicken everywhere he went. 🐓
#TeamStoker Halloween read @TheReadingMermaid

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Halloween Jack-O'-Lanterns | Kathryn Stevens
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Mehso-so

This book did fine telling about Halloween, I just felt like a kid might get bored with it. Kind of read like something a grade-schooler would use for an essay reference. #TeamStoker
Halloween read @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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The House on Haunted Hill (1999). I love this character, he spends the whole film just so done with all of it.
#TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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So you need Halloween carols? This is a Halloween song to the tune of the 12 days of Christmas. I particularly liked the illustrations. #TeamStoker
Halloween read @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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Halloween Is-- | Gail Gibbons
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Quick picture book about the history of Halloween. #TeamStoker
Halloween read @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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Witch pumpkin treat costume mummy fun fright bat decorations boo goblin trick candy mask skeleton ghost full moon spider silly party
#TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage And 40 points for you my dear 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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The Shining by Stephen King
Also wrote Carrie, Needful Things, ‘Salem‘s Lot, The Gunslinger
#TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage Fantastic 50 points to you!!! 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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