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DGRachel

DGRachel

Joined May 2016

LibraryThing member DGRachel

Hufflepuff. Howler. Passionate dog mom. Opinionated mood reader with eclectic tastes. I‘ll try any genre once. http://tailsfromthedogside.blog
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My all-time, always-and-forever #monster book. I really need to buy myself a new copy. 💜💙

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sprainedbrain One of my favorites! I tried to pass it on to my kids but my now-teenage daughter tells me it was terrifying. 😂 5h
4thhouseontheleft I 💜 this book as a kid, and forgot all about it until I came across a copy in used bookstore a couple years ago. I snapped it up and now Maya loves it too! 5h
4thhouseontheleft @sprainedbrain 😂😂 My kid liked it, but she also read it for the first time when she had already mostly outgrown picture books. 5h
DGRachel @sprainedbrain @4thhouseontheleft I‘m sure it helped that my mom does an amazing Grover voice. I made her read it over and over and...😆😆 4h
Daisey ❤️ this book! I use it to teach 2nd person point of view to middle school classes. 4h
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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I have been waiting all month for today‘s #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge prompt! I picked up this lighted gourd in Gettysburg earlier this year and this is the perfect book to go with it! 😆 #pumpkin

Caroline2 Awesome!! 👏 2d
LeahBergen Love it! 2d
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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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Few things make me happier than coming home to a letter from my dearest pen pal @Mitch

Thank you, my friend! I‘m so thrilled you are enjoying your Texas BBQ vacation! ❤️

Mitch Glad it arrived ok - so much quicker posting it this side of the pond! 2d
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Trolls | Stefan Spjut
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My current read with my favorite #skeleton. 😆

#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge

Please ignore the sad state of my mums. I think I need to dead head them and maybe they‘ll reopen with bigger flowers again. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Bookwormjillk Love it! 2d
taraWritesSci Haha, that is the best! 2d
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Man in the Iron Mask | Alexandre Dumas
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Not the book is originally planned to use for #mask, but it‘s what I could get my hands on this late at night. Alexandre Dumas is one of my favorite authors. ❤️ I have about 3/4 of a bookshelf devoted just to his work.

#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge

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Sparrow Hill Road | Seanan McGuire
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Not strictly book-related but today has been a good day. Work was busy, but not traumatic. I got one project finished and managed to make a good dent in two more work projects with only 30 minutes of work-at-home time. Did 3 rows on my 2018 temperature afghan. Started this audiobook, which I‘m LOVING, and now I‘m going to read a chapter or two of Trolls before heading to sleep. Here‘s hoping you all have a great week, too! 😘

Trashcanman So glad today was kind to you, I hope it lasts all week. 4d
DGRachel @Trashcanman Thank you! I hope you are doing well, too. I‘m always rooting for you. 😘 4d
Trashcanman @DGRachel Thank you, truly. I am today was a tough day but I'm better as a whole. It surprised me when people say things like that. I Thank you. 4d
Freespirit Sounds like a good day! 4d
DGRachel @Freespirit It really was! @Trashcanman I‘m so glad you are doing better, even with rough days. ❤️ 3d
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Just a tiny sampling of my #orangeandblack covers for #screamathonphotochallenge

Alora So pretty! 🎃🍁🧡 4d
Mandoul That looks good 👍🎃 4d
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The Turn of the Screw | Henry James
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Decided to listen to this today since it‘s short and counts for MountTBR. I last read it in college where I remember it being creepier and there being a level of uncertainty surrounding whether the governess was mad or the house and children were haunted. On audio, for some reason, it seems much less questionable and even more sad. Still a pick, because it‘s Henry James, but I kind of wish I had not reread it. #screamathon

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The Decagon House Murders | Yukito Ayatsuji
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Kindle TBR with a #fullmoon on the cover.

#screamathonphotochallenge

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Thanks to @LeahBergen I have the perfect book for today‘s #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge - #poison 🖤

LeahBergen 😘😘 7d
Sace Lovely cover! 7d
mcipher What a great cover! 6d
4thhouseontheleft That is the perfect book! 🧪☠️ 6d
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Telling Tales | Ann Cleeves
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After spending 4-5 hours redoing my bookcases last weekend, I had a few books to take to the used bookstore for credit. Naturally, I used all of my credit in one trip, even though I have NO space on my shelves for new books. #bookhaul #sorrynotsorry #noselfcontrol #ilovevera

ValerieAndBooks That Vidocq book looks interesting! 5d
Tove_Reads Ann Cleeves and Peter May 👍🏽 Would have been against the law to leave them there! 4d
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The image on the bottom right corner of the cover accurately reflects how I feel about this book. It was not for me. I can see its appeal for others and maybe it would have been better in print rather than audio. I listened to the second half at 1.5X speed, so maybe I would have bailed in print. I was just annoyed by the “drunk guy” humor and mad I bought the whole series. 🤦🏻‍♀️ At least it counts for MountTBR and #Screamathon.

4thhouseontheleft Doesn‘t sound like one I would like either. Too bad it was a bust. 7d
DGRachel @4thhouseontheleft I was disappointed, but at least it managed to take three books off my TBR. I know I don‘t want to bother with the other two in the series. 6d
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Autumn's Light | Aurora Rey
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NBR but it's been so hot, so late in the season, and we've had so little rain lately, that the leaves aren't changing - they're just dropping off the trees, so I can't pose a book with pretty leaves today. So, for the #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge prompt, #AutumnLeaves, here's a photo from the Blue Ridge Parkway that I took my first Autumn season in Blowing Rock (photo taken 10/10/2010).

@4thhouseontheleft

Beatlefan129 The most beautiful fall I‘ve ever witnessed was when I lived in western NC—so gorgeous! ❤️🍁 1w
TheSpineView Do beautiful around Boone and Blowing Rock.🧡🍁🧡 1w
ChasingOm I‘m in Blowing Rock this weekend, visiting family! 😄 1w
DGRachel @ChasingOm Fun! It‘s a beautiful place to visit and I felt like I was on vacation the first couple of weeks I lived there, but I‘m a city girl at heart and was beyond grateful to get transferred to Charlotte two years later. 1w
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Trolls | Stefan Spjut
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So excited to finally start this one. I had given up hope on it actually arriving, but bring on the nightmares, people! I‘m ready! (Please be good. Please be good.) #Bailey is uninterested, of course.

#librarything #earlyreviewers #dogsoflitsy #pitbullsoflitsy #readingbuddy

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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Stayed up to finish this tonight because I was so close to the end. I didn‘t find it terrifying, but it was a good blend of mystery and paranormal. A bit creepy, but didn‘t keep me up at night or give me nightmares. I really enjoyed it and if you like a little spooky without pure terror, I recommend it. 4 🌟 Oh, and finally another book for #MountTBR! That makes #56. 😊
#Screamathon

aprilpohren I really enjoyed this one as well! 1w
4thhouseontheleft 🧡👻🖤 1w
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John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster | Sam L. Amirante, Danny Broderick
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I know I‘m a day early, but I will be avoiding Litsy tomorrow because I am terrified, TERRIFIED, of clowns. So, since tomorrow‘s #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge prompt is #ScaryClown, here‘s my real-life pick for the prompt and I will see you all in two days because I cannot scroll through a day‘s worth of Pennywise photos. Nope. Nope. Nope.

4thhouseontheleft I‘m sorry about tomorrow‘s prompt! Read some awesome books while you take a break. ☺️ 1w
Hooked_on_books Apparently on the desktop version of Litsy you can suppress certain hashtags. So if you go on there and suppress that hashtag, you shouldn‘t see any of the posts but you‘ll still get to see other posts (at least I think that‘s how it works). 1w
DGRachel @4thhouseontheleft No worries. October posts are always full of potential Pennywise photos, so Litsy is a minefield but I can‘t stay away for a full month. I forgot about suppressing hashtags, so I‘ll try that in the morning. Thanks for the reminder @Hooked_on_books 😘 1w
4thhouseontheleft @DGRachel I bought my hubby a Pennywose funko for his birthday, but then flipped out when he tried to display it on our bedroom bookshelf. I made him move it to another room, there was no way I was sleeping with that thing looking at me! 1w
DGRachel @4thhouseontheleft That‘s hilarious! I wouldn‘t even be able to have it in my house though. I don‘t know why I have developed this fear, though. When I was little, I used to watch a TV show hosted by a clown (can‘t remember the name) but probably around middle school, I think, is when clowns starting to freak me out and now even the emoji upsets me. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1w
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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow | Washington Irving
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I don‘t read a lot of horror novels, and I watch ever fewer horror movies. So, my favorite #HalloweenMovie has to be this one. I‘ve always loved Basil Rathbone. 🖤

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4thhouseontheleft I love this version! 1w
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Since everyone else is showing off their copies, I had to share, too! It‘s here! And it‘s beautiful!

#hufflepuff #puffpride #shh #irootforharry 💛🖤💛🖤

Linsy So jealous!!! I‘m waiting for the new year 😫 1w
ValerieAndBooks Nice!! Need to get a copy for myself soon to add to the others! 1w
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My first thought for #graveyard was Gaiman, but since I know that will be a popular choice, I searched Goodreads and this popped up. I haven't read anything by Dekker in decades, but this has potential.
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Starting this one today on audio. So far, it‘s cracking me up, even though it‘s not at all what I expected and is a little rude. 😂

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4thhouseontheleft 🤗 ☠ 1w
Bookishthoughts This book had me in tears at one point! Hope you enjoy! Second book is tagged if you enjoy this one enough 1w
DGRachel @Bookishthoughts I own all three in print! I grabbed this one on audio as my next listen because it was part of Audible‘s 2 for 1 sale. 😊 1w
Bookishthoughts I hope you enjoy! Didn't know there is a 3rd. Must go 🔎 now 1w
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😭 😭I know this is technically a good thing, but NOOOO!!!!!! It won't reopen until Winter 2021 and the nearest branch is more than twice as far from my house. 😭 😭

If you need me, I'll be curled up under my blanket fort, sobbing, rocking myself back and forth.

MidnightBookGirl I am so sorry! I know how bad this sucks! 2w
NeeSwee Oh no! So sorry! 😭 2w
Graciouswarriorprincess I“m so sorry!!! :( 1w
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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow | Washington Irving
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Destined to be an annual listen, just like A Christmas Carol in December. I enjoy this short tale, if for no other reason that I can so clearly picture the Disney animated short, and I've loved that ever since I was little. Tom Mison does a great job narrating. There are a few problematic elements, but that's to be expected from a story originally published in 1820. Book 2 finished for #Screamathon. :)

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MelissaSue81 We listened to this on our way home from Visiting Sleepy Hollow. ☺️ 2w
Gezemice I enjoy this one, too, but I don‘t think it is scary. If it was, I probably wouldn‘t lol 2w
DGRachel @Gezemice I agree- it‘s not scary. It‘s just a fun, Halloween story. 2w
sprainedbrain Oh I love the narration of this! Tom Mison‘s voice is just 😍 2w
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I loved the first two when I listened to them last year, and I enjoyed this one very much, too. I'm pretty sure that, if you've listened to his podcast, there's no new material here, but I find Mahnke's voice soothing and I like how he doesn't pass judgement - he leaves it up to the reader to decide whether there is a non-supernatural explanation for the stories presented.
1st book finished for #Screamathon
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Linsy Love these books! 💙 2w
Mandoul Really enjoyed the podcast. I could listen to him read pretty much anything! 2w
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Seed | Ania Ahlborn
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This may be the creepiest book I've ever read. It certainly has stuck with me since I read in back in August 2012. It's one of those where I can remember sitting on my rocking chair in the living room of the townhouse I rented when I first moved to Charlotte. I'll never forget that ending.
#creepy #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge
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vivastory I started an Ahlborn last night 2w
DGRachel @vivastory I want to try more of her work, but I have not been able to work up the courage. The end to Seed was just so disturbing to me. Maybe some day. 2w
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Amsterdam Noir | Josh Pachter, Ren Appel
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As a reader raised on Nancy Drew, whose mother read a lot of crime books of one sub genre or another, it‘s no surprise that probably 3/4 of my bookshelves are filled with books detailing #murder. Pictured is my #akashicnoir collection.
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charl08 Nice! I have Lagos Noir, and want to get more of the African ones. 2w
DGRachel @chal08 I‘m hoping to eventually have them all, but there‘s around 100 so far and they keep releasing more. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
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I can‘t find my copy of this book with Behemoth, a #blackcat on the cover, because I think I may have mailed it off to a Litten after I finally finished the book. Needless to say, I didn‘t love it, but I did finish it.

#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge

kspenmoll Love ❤️ cover 2w
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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Happy Saturday, Litsy! It‘s a glorious 65* (about 18* C) here in the Queen City, overcast and breezy. Perfect weather for enjoying the new deck and reading something spooky! #Bailey and I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
#dogsoflitsy #pitbullsoflitsy #amstaff #readingbuddy

Nute Hey Bailey!🐶💜 Good morning! 2w
Aimeesue Awww, Bailey! Happy fall! 2w
Leftcoastzen Sweet Bailey! 2w
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Slajaunie Enjoy!! Sounds lovely! 💙🐾 2w
TrishB Sounds perfect 🐶😘 2w
batsy Hi Bailey 😍 2w
sisilia Bailey 😍 2w
Hooked_on_books 🐶💙 2w
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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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I did not realize Imaginary Friend was more than 700 pages! 😱 I might not get to this one this October. 🤦🏻‍♀️ #BOTM

Lovesbooks87 Omg. I didn't realize it was over 700 pages either. I probably wouldn't have picked it! 2w
TrishB It‘s on my 🤞🏻 birthday list!! 2w
Erinreadsthebooks Wowza! That‘s a chunkster! 2w
Erinreadsthebooks Weird consider Perks is so small 🤔 2w
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#BOTM arrived fast! Can‘t wait to open it up and add the contents to my October shelf! Also, thanks to fellow NC Rachel, @REPollock for the #LitsyLove!

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I read this for last year's #screamathon and really enjoyed it. It's full of #urbanlegend(s).

#screamathonphotochallenge

@4thhouseontheleft

MallenNC I‘ve been meaning to read this. Maybe this month. 2w
4thhouseontheleft I love that cover. 2w
DGRachel @MallenNC It was different than what I expected, but I really enjoyed it. I follow the author on Twitter now and he's really nice. 2w
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Trolls | Stefan Spjut
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Look what finally arrived! Just in time to add to my #screamathon pile, I cannot wait to start this as soon as I finish The Winter People. 😍👻🎃💀👹

LeahBergen Hello, Bailey. 😘 2w
DGRachel @LeahBergen Bailey sends kisses 😘 2w
4thhouseontheleft 🙌 🙌 2w
Suet624 Sweet pup 2w
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Shadowscapes Tarot | Barbara Moore, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
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It‘s been a long time since I attempted a #tarotreading on my own, but I found this gorgeous deck in a little shop in Gettysburg and it called to me. I haven‘t used them yet, because they haven‘t been purified, but I‘ll get around to that when it‘s cooler outside. It‘s too hot to sit on the deck and burn sage.
The artwork is just stunning, though.
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rather_be_reading gorgeous cards 😻 2w
4thhouseontheleft That is a beautiful deck! Do you remember which shop in Gettysburg? There are a few cute shops there I love to go into whenever I go home for a visit. 2w
DGRachel @4thhouseontheleft I can't remember the actual name of the shop, but it's a shop that sells crystals, stones, divination tools, essential oils, sage smudge sticks, and other similar items and is located right across the street from the Jenny Wade House/Museum. 2w
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I was going to take a break from book clubs, but I love the fact that the groups this round have specific genres. I LOVE spy thrillers/espionage books. Fingers crossed that the groups all fill up!

Owlizabeth I‘ve already signed up for fantasy, but romance is calling my name too... 2w
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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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According to the first page, Chris Bohjalian calls this book “everything you could want in a classic #ghost story”. Loving the writing style so far.

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Caroline2 Ohhhhh I‘ve got this on my tbr shelf!!! I didn‘t know it was a ghost story! another contender for the spooky read tbr pile! 👏 Thanks for the heads up! 😉 2w
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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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I asked Mom to pick my first print read for #Screamathon and after much deliberation, she chose this one. I‘m going to try to read for at least half an hour before bed. As you can see, #Bailey has decided she wants no part of this and is refusing to snuggle in my bed. 😭
#dogsoflitsy #pitbullsoflitsy #nightmaresaremyproblem #baileydoesnotcare 😆

4thhouseontheleft I get nightmares too, more often from often from something I saw on TV rather than books. 2w
DGRachel @4thhouseontheleft I rarely get nightmares from books, but I watched the first episode of The Walking Dead and had nightmares about zombies for three days. 😱🤣🤣 2w
4thhouseontheleft @DGRachel Which is exactly why I NEVER watch zombie movies or shows.🧟‍♂️ (edited) 2w
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Yes, Aaron Mahnke did just drop a Hamilton musical reference into his Lore book, and yes, I did cackle in my car on the ride home and start singing to myself. 🤣🤣 #Screamathon is off to a great start!

4thhouseontheleft when #screamathon collides with #hamilton love! 😍 2w
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Sad | Isabel Thomas
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Totally not related to the tagged book except that, yes, I am sad. I knew September felt like a bad month and today, Bookly gave me the stats to prove it. More than 26 hours less spent reading compared to August. 😭 Here‘s hoping October is better!

TrishB I don‘t use that app - but keep a record of pages and last month I was nearly 2000 pages less than average. Made me feel bad too! 2w
DGRachel @TrishB There must have been something in the air in September. Here‘s hoping October is better for us both! 2w
Hestapleton My reading stats were low for September too! I blame the lingering heat and work burnout. Here‘s to a better October! 2w
Booknerd222 Mine were low for me as well! I usually range from 5-15 books in a month (sometimes more if they‘re manga or graphic novels) and last month it was only like 9 books for me. 2w
LeahBergen I didn‘t read a lot in September either. 🤔 2w
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Even though I‘m bummed about not finishing certain books in September, I‘m determined to enjoy October‘s #screamathon! These are the books I hope to get through-not all strictly horror, but hopefully creepy enough to count. I‘ll come back to September‘s unfinished books in November. I‘m going to start the tagged book on audio today. Happy October everyone and thanks for hosting @4thhouseontheleft 👻 #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge

4thhouseontheleft Great selection! Definitely creepy enough. 💀 2w
DGRachel @4thhouseontheleft I forgot the best part! Most of these count for Mount TBR, which is the one reading challenge where I am failing miserably. 😅 2w
DGRachel Oops - forgot today's photo challenge hashtag. 😳 #spookyTBR 2w
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Elevator Pitch | Linwood Barclay
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Despite the past two weeks of mostly non-reading, my overall stats aren‘t too bad for September, thanks in large part to listening to audiobooks at work. I had five books I really wanted to read this month, but I didn‘t even get two of them started, so I‘m pretty bummed about that. I changed my work schedule to avoid traffic, but I lost at least 30 minutes of daily reading time. I‘m thinking of changing back as I‘m too tired at night to read. 😭

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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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IMO the smartest thing #BOTM ever did was allow members to select from a short list of member favorites if they didn‘t want any of the current month‘s selections. This is the second time I‘ve done that, and I tossed in another supposedly “Spooky Halloween Read”. 🖤 It just seemed appropriate to theme my October box.

Reviewsbylola Totally agree! 3w
Lovesbooks87 I didn't know that. I wish I did. I would have one less book in my box! 3w
DGRachel @Lovesbooks87 If you run into that again, just scroll down. After the list of the current books, there should be a thing that says “skip this month” and right below that is an option to pick a subscriber favorite. If you click on user favorites (sorry-I can‘t remember the exact term used) there‘s a list of 5 other books you can pick instead. 😊 3w
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Lovesbooks87 Thanks! I will have to look into that if I don't want any of the picks next month! 3w
Laughterhp Great tip! I‘ll have to check it out. I‘m not really feeling any of the picks this month. They aren‘t particularly fall/Halloween-ish! 3w
allthingskayla I totally did this, this month. Nothing looked super enticing to me and I really wanted a YA selection, so I did this option and picked Imaginary Friend as well and picked my ya as an add on. 3w
DeeLew I was so bummed that Imaginary Friend was sold out by the time I made my selections. 😢 3w
DGRachel @DeeLew Oh no! I‘m sorry. 😔 3w
DeeLew @DGRachel no worries! I am excited about my pick anyway. 🙂 3w
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It‘s a little warmer and stickier than is truly comfortable, but there is a strong breeze, so I‘m going to try to get a little reading done for #24b4monday while enjoying my new deck. The dogs can‘t decide if they want to be inside with Mom or outside with me. 😂 #Bailey #dogsoflitsy #pitbullsoflitsy

crazyspine Nice outdoor furniture 3w
charl08 Sounds brilliant! Adding. 3w
MicheleinPhilly Hi Bailey! 😘 3w
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ManyWordsLater How are you liking this book? 3w
DGRachel @crazyspine Thanks! It‘s pretty comfortable. 😊 @MicheleinPhilly Bailey says Hi back 👋🏻 3w
DGRachel @charl08 @ManyWordsLater It‘s good so far. Not quite what I was expecting-I was thinking a little more reporting on events in the Middle East, but it‘s almost more mini-memoirs of the journalists experiences covering those events. Much more personal and powerful, so I can only read one essay at a time without taking a break. 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Things have been picking up at work & I‘ve been so exhausted in the evenings that I haven‘t gone through my Litsy feed much lately. That‘s my excuse for forgetting that today was the first day of #24b4monday, & for the fact that while I listened to nearly 5 hours of audio yesterday, my readathon total for today is only 20 minutes. 😭 Despite some migraine related visual issues, I‘m going to try to read a little of my current ebook before bed.

Freespirit Well done! 3w
4thhouseontheleft I‘m sorry to hear you‘re struggling with a migraine. Feel better soon! 3w
TheReadingMermaid Wonderful start sweetheart! 3w
TheReadingMermaid Also I hope that you are feeling better soon. I know how it is to have a migraine and it sucks. Make sure you get lots of rest ❤️ 3w
Andrew65 Those migraines can be so debilitating! 😔 Take care 😊 Can definitely relate about work. 3w
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I had my book splurge sent to my office so I could sneak it into my house, but then I confessed to buying it last night. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣🤣 Hoping to get to this one next month!

Suet624 Oooh, I want to read this! 3w
CareBear I love this title! 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess LOL! I used to do that when I was married! We're talking about reading this book for the Litsy Book Club. 3w
batsy Love the cover. This is on my TBR! 3w
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Currently listening to this at work and struggling not to cry at my desk. @Cinfhen I hate you a little bit right now for recommending this audiobook. 😘 😭 😭

Cinfhen I know!!!! Im still thinking about it 2 weeks later 😭😭😭just keep the tissues handy 3w
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The Crow Trap | Ann Cleeves
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This pains me to mark as so-so, because I LOVE the TV show, Vera, which is based on this series. But I did not love this book. It‘s the first in the series, and you don‘t even meet Vera until the 41% mark and we don‘t really get to know her or see events through her perspective until 75% of the way through. It is a twisty and clever procedural, but you don‘t get the info you‘d need to solve on your own until the big reveal at the end (👇🏻)

DGRachel It‘s not a bad book, but it‘s slow to get going. As it is the first Vera and I love the TV show, I‘m going to try the next one before writing the series off completely, but I have to admit that I‘m disappointed. I had high hopes. 😔 3w
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I got approved for this on NetGalley, but then won a print giveaway from Goodreads. As a GenX Woman, this is aimed at me, and I‘m looking forward to it. It arrived today. 😊 It‘s rapid arrival makes me really worried about receiving the LibraryThing EarlyReviewers books from June and July. I can‘t report July‘s book as “not received” until Friday, but the odds of it showing up now are slim to none and I never received the June book. 😭😭

Bookwormjillk I go through streaks like that too, and it kind of makes me paranoid 4w
MicheleinPhilly I won a book in Feb. 2017 that I‘m still waiting on. 😂 4w
DGRachel @Bookwormjillk @MicheleinPhilly Glad to know it‘s not just me, but it does make me sad. I was really looking forward to reading Trolls early. 😭 4w
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OMG. OMG. OMG. Into the Fire is a Read Now on NetGalley! Nothing will get done today. All other reading is canceled. Surely my job can't expect me to do actual work now. Into the Fire is in my NetGalley queue. I'm officially 💀 😵 ☠

#IntoTheFire #NetGalley

TrishB Jealous 1mo
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Making the most of our Fall temperatures on my new deck, even though my deck furniture hasn‘t arrived, yet.

#bailey #deck #dogsoflitsy #pitbullsoflitsy #perfectweather

Mitch Looks lovely ( deck, Bailey & the book!) 1mo
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Skeleton Crew | Stephen King
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Continuing my on time posting... Just a reminder that October‘s #losersclub read is #SkeletonCrew! Buy, borrow, or beg your copy and check back in next month when we begin reading. Discussion will be in November. I‘ll be #ghosthosting this one, but everyone is welcome to join in!

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Cycle of the Werewolf | Stephen King
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I‘m out late this month #losersclub! Do you feel spoiled? 😆 The next book in our readathon is #cycleofthewerewolf and it starts today! Grab your copy and check back on or about Oct. 18th for open discussion!
#cycleofthewerewolf #LosersClub #StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion #GhostHostPost

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