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Kimberlone

Kimberlone

Joined May 2016

hp⚡️ twain⚓️ shakespeare🕯beatles💎 alaska🏔 | GR: www.goodreads.com/kimberlone
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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
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Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
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Walden by Henry David Thoreau
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Vox by Christina Dalcher
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Started listening to this on my last flight. Enjoying it so far, and should get a lot more listening in since I don‘t think I will sleep much on my next flight even though it‘s a red eye.

Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 4d
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The Airport Book | Lisa Brown
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I just landed in Seattle but before we left the Anchorage airport early this morning I snapped a pic of this awesome service!

LiteraryinLititz That‘s a great idea! 6d
LiteraryinLititz It would be especially cool if lots of airports had them so you could drop it back off at your destination. 6d
wanderinglynn Welcome to Seattle! 👋🏻 6d
Reviewsbylola That‘s awesome! 6d
Velvetfur Oohh that's such a good idea! 6d
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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My November #BOTM finally arrived this week...too bad I‘m leaving for vacation today and won‘t be lugging around a hardcover so it‘ll have to wait til I come back home.

Chab256 I like that edition of Gone with the Wind I spy on your shelves. 😉 6d
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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DebReads4fun Currently reading this book and really enjoying it! 1w
Andrew65 I need to read this, I do own it. 7d
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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I am really trying to finish this before I leave for vacation on Friday. I have 250 pages to go, so that might not be possible...

Andrew65 Have a great vacation! 7d
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Monday night reading 🌸🌺🌷

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Listening to this today in honor of Veteran‘s Day. This is not only one of my favorite war books, but also one of my all time favorite books. I love the interconnected -ness of the stories and the meta-commentary on the purpose and act of telling stories, especially war stories. O‘Brien plays with truth and fiction throughout. The title story is a masterpiece in the short story genre.

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Mainly sharing this photo because of the bookshelf cameo in the background. My weekend was taken up by work, birthday party, and recovering from said birthday party all day Sunday. My actual birthday isn‘t until Sunday, but I will be on vacation in South America, so my friend (on the left) and I had a joint birthday before I leave on Friday.

My bf also said on Saturday that we should “get a new bookshelf” which is the best birthday present.

Crazeedi Happy happy birthday! Sounds like you have had a great birthday month! Enjoy you trip🎉🎉 1w
DaveGreen7777 Happy Almost-Birthday! 🥳🎂🎁🎈🎉 1w
xicanti Happy early birthday! 1w
Redwritinghood I hope you have a great birthday! 1w
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Accurate ⭐️⚡️⭐️

Copwithabook Yeeeeaaaassss I recommend to someone today that he should listen to Jim Dale narrate the audiobooks bc it‘s like discovering Harry Potter all over again 2w
Kimberlone @Copwithabook so true. I recently listened to the whole series on audiobook, and it was the closest thing to reading it for the first time. I love Jim Dale‘s narration. He also does an amazing job with the audiobook for 1w
Copwithabook @Kimberlone the Night Circus was the second audiobook that I ever listened to and made me a true believer in audiobooks. Sadly though, he does not read her second book, The Starless Sea. I‘m in the middle of it and obviously Dale would have done it better! 1w
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Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins
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Today‘s audiobook listening while I‘m at work. I have a long day for a Saturday unfortunately, but I am looking forward to tonight...having a birthday party for my 30th before leaving for vacation next week (my birthday is not actually til the 17th). Other than this audiobook, I don‘t think I‘ll have much reading time today.

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Friday night reading 🌸

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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I got roped into playing two games of Super Smash Bros. but now I am free to read my book while my bf keeps playing with our roommate.

Reading > video games

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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According to #BOTM, I picked the right book this month! ♏️

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Tonight‘s #bookanddinner! Chicken coconut curry and hibiscus rosé hard cider :)

Rachel.Rencher Yummy! I just discovered Inclind Cider through their Marionberry hopped cider. It was really good! 2w
WorldsOkayestStepMom I had chickpea coconut curry tonight for dinner! Next time, I'm planning on adding chicken to it. 2w
Daisey That all looks and sounds delicious! 2w
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Kimberlone @Rachel.Rencher first time trying this flavor but I really like it! 2w
4thhouseontheleft Rose cider has become my new favorite 🍺 drink this year. 2w
youneverarrived Looks nice 😋 2w
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While I don‘t fully buy into Transcendentalism (especially the religious aspect), having grown up in Alaska, the appreciation for nature that Transcendentalist writers like Emerson and Thoreau portray is something I can really appreciate.

Screenshot from the Obvious State Instagram (if you‘re unaware of this company, they create beautiful designs paired with literature quotes and sell very high quality prints and other products).

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Litsom k litsy | Jozsef Lengyel
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1. Learning about new books and the community of fellow book lovers!
2. The only thing I don‘t like is when I see posts that are negative. Not negative reviews, but rather complaining, passive-aggressive posts. I‘ve had to unfollow some people in the past that were too negative.
3. I would love it if there was a private message function. A lot of the swap spam could be cut down.
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Kimberlone 4. I try to post most days, but often get caught up with life and will be out of the loop for a few days. 5. I‘ve participated in everything except for swaps. 6. See number 3! (edited) 2w
Kimberlone Overall, I love Litsy and it is by far my favorite social media site because it is filled with book positivity! 2w
BookwormAHN A way to send private messages would be great. 2w
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Cinfhen Nice reflection 2w
ljuliel Thank you for your replies. I agree, if we could just keep on topic about books and maybe not run off into a ditch, Litsy can be a fun place again to learn more about books, as that‘s the main point of the group. 2w
Sace I tend to be on the side of no private messages. Or at least being able to have the option of not getting them 2w
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Dora and the Winter Games | Martha T. Ottersley
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#Scarathlon was so much fun, and I am really looking forward to taking part in the similar #WinterGames in December. November is going to be a light reading/Litsy month for me because I am going on vacation and will be out of the country during the second half of the month, so this will be a great way to end the year in reading!

Check out @Clwojick page for more info!

Clwojick Thanks for sharing! Happy to have you join us! 🥳 2w
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Decided to use my Audible credit this month on this book. The Night Circus is one of my favorite books of all time, so I am super excited to get into this new story from Morgenstern. This is going to be my vacation/traveling audiobook. Leaving next Friday for South America!

umbrellagirl Enjoy your holiday! 2w
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Watching the first episode on HBO tonight. I never really got into the original book series (I think I read the first two books, maybe), but the casting of the show is so good I can‘t resist!

wanderinglynn Like you, I never really got into the books either (I think I read 1.5), but the casting & trailer looked intriguing. I‘ll be interested to hear what you think. 2w
JacqMac I didn‘t get into the books either, but I‘m recording it. It looks good. We shall see.... 2w
Kimberlone @wanderinglynn @JacqMac enjoyed the first episode and excited to see how the rest of the show develops. Can‘t wait to see Lin Manuel Miranda especially! I have high hopes since it is a joint BBC/HBO production. I can‘t really get into books about children now that I‘m an adult but I don‘t have a problem with movies/shows centered on children. 2w
wanderinglynn Thanks for letting g me know! 👍🏻 I‘ll have to check it out. 2w
JacqMac Good to hear. It‘s on my to do list. Lol 2w
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Happy Monday! Back to work tomorrow, but I had a good day. Been listening to Catching Fire on audio while I ran errands today. Now ready to make dinner and hopefully put in some more time reading Once Upon a River, which I have been loving so far!

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
readordierachel Lovely! 2w
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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I‘ve got Sunday breakfast started, now starting a new book while the potatoes cook. #SundayFunday

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Dia de Los Muertos | Roseanne Greenfield Thong
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¡Feliz día de los muertos!

Screenshot from @strandbookstore Instagram story.

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Can‘t wait to get home from work today so that I can channel Harry‘s sweater/sweatpants/socks reading look.

Bookwomble I can't see on my tiny screen - what's Harry reading? 2w
Bookwomble @Kimberlone Oh, yes, I remember now 😚 2w
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Gothic Tales | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Our couple costume this year was inspired by Dracula. My bf is a Victorian vampire (not necessarily Dracula), and I am his victim. Photo was taken at our friend‘s Halloween party earlier in the month.

#costumecraze #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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1. Dracula and The Haunting of Hill House
2. I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark
3. 19 total so far (8 comics, 1 graphic novel, 8 novels, 2 NF, 8 audio) - if I finish Dracula today that‘ll make 20 total.
4. Catching up on #BOTM books

#scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Very nice sweetheart. So proud of you!!! 40 points 🧟‍♀️ 3w
Kimberlone @TheReadingMermaid thank you! It‘s been so much fun participating and it was so motivating to increase my reading this month! This is definitely the most I‘ve ever read in one month 3w
TheReadingMermaid That is fantastic to hear. That's exactly what Cassandra and I wanted!!!❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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I recognized this immediately because I underlined the same quote in my copy of the book! It‘s Dracula by Bram Stoker, of course!

Stoker also wrote: Dracula‘s Guest, Lair of the White Worm, Jewel of the Seven Stars, The Judge‘s House, and The Lady of the Shroud

#literaryquotes #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Of course it is! 😂😂 Fantastic job sweetheart 70 points!! 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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Dracul | Dacre Stoker, JD Barker
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Here‘s a 3 for 1 review of these books I finished this week.

Dracul was a great reimagining of the Dracula myth, coming from a descendent of Stoker himself. Listened to the Audible full cast recording.

World War Z was a reread on audio for a road trip last weekend. Full cast recording was EXCELLENT.

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 2 was a bit of a let down from the first volume. Gave it 3 ⭐️ for the artwork but (cont‘d in spoiler👇🏼)

Kimberlone I didn‘t care for the depiction of the violent beating of Mina by the Invisible Man, nor the gross and unexpected sex scene between Mina and Quartermain that seemed to come out of nowhere. At least Mina‘s beating has a purpose in the plot. The sex scene was totally pointless and honestly icky to see 3w
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MrT Just had delivered the penguin classic clothbound version of Dracula. Has a gorgeous black rose repeat pattern. Havent read Drac since I was 14. Appropriate time for a re read. 3w
Kimberlone @MrT i have seen that cover. Very aesthetically pleasing! 3w
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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I am listening to Dracula on audio all day so that I can hopefully finish the #DraculaBuddyRead. While I was enjoying my print copy, I can listen to this while I‘m at work today. The narration on this edition is really good! #Libby to the rescue today!

#scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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It | Stephen King
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Fiction books don‘t really scare me (movies definitely do, though), but for many people this book is #nightmare fuel.

#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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twohectobooks I also find movies a lot scarier than books. It‘s hard to get a jump scare in a book, though I‘ve read at least one. 3w
Kimberlone @twohectobooks I find that true stories are much scarier than fiction ones to me. Even if the description is scary, I don‘t find myself scared because I know inherently it is just made up. Home invasion is legit my greatest fear so I definitely got creeped out listening to the audio of 3w
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I am so glad I waited on buying a new copy of Ninth House because I suspected it would be a November #BOTM pick! I also picked up this add-on using my BFF free perk for November being my birthday month. I probably won‘t get them until after I come back from vacation, though, as the #BOTM boxes usually take 2-3 weeks to get to me in AK.

kamoorephoto Ninth House is 🖤🖤🖤🖤 3w
Kimberlone @kamoorephoto I seriously can‘t wait!!! 3w
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Short Scary Stories | Bruce Savage
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This scary story generator from the HBO Instagram was fun!

#scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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The Sequel | R. L. Stine
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This a tough question! I guess I‘ll have to go with B (fingers crossed that Winds of Winter will live up to the hype), as I‘ve read so many subpar sequels.

#scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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marleed I can give you a C: Discover that a much anticipated sequel is about to come out so race to read book 1. I did that two times in 2019! 3w
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Stolen from the Penguin Instagram #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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That‘s a disturbing image

#scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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An appearance from another book character and his monsters #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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Halloween Trivia | Tonya Lambert
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TheReadingMermaid Very awesome my dear you got six correct. 55 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 3w
Kimberlone @TheReadingMermaid wow I definitely guessed on most of those, so I‘m glad I got some right! 3w
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King Lear | William Shakespeare
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#Purple is my favorite color, and these Doc Martens are one of my favorite pairs of shoes.

#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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TheSpineView I'm a purple person too!💜 3w
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Dracul | Dacre Stoker, JD Barker
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Continuing this book with some #audiocooking. We can never follow a recipe properly so this shrimp and chicken fried rice is being cooked in two separate pans because we always overdo it 🤷🏻‍♀️ #bookanddinner

#scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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JacqMac 😂 I always end up needing two pans for rice dishes. 3w
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Dracul | Dacre Stoker, JD Barker
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#audiocleaning motivation. I‘m about halfway through, but need to finish by Halloween!

#scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Such an awesome book! Hope you're enjoying it 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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Car ride listening! Glad I‘m not driving because it is raining so hard. Did not get a lot of reading done this weekend due to being out of town for a party. Hopefully get in some Dracula reading tonight though!

#scarathlon #24b4monday #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

Zoes_Human This is my all-time favorite road trip book. I have driven through the Yukon Territory with snow on the ground while listening to the bit about what happens to the folks going north and, on another road trip, I was going across the bridge over the Atchafalaya Swamp while listening to the part that happens there.

It's an amazing production, and I have a ton of good memories associated with it.
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Kimberlone @Zoes_Human I‘ve read the book before but the audiobook is such a different story experience! Loving the full cast production. 4w
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Reggie @Zoes_Human lol, that is awesome. I read this book such a long time ago but has stayed with me. That poor girl‘s parents and the pressure they were under to keep her alive. Would you have eaten the soup? And that pilot who gets sucked out of the plain over the swamp is my favorite part of the book. How she saves herself subconsciously. Mets!!! 3w
Zoes_Human @Reggie I would have eaten the soup.

I only recently relistened to it. I've had an abridged copy that was gifted to me in 2009 for the road trip moving back to NC from AK. However, I recently purchased an unabridged edition and listened to that I love, love, love all the extra material.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Memes | Damon Brown, John Gunders, Ph.D.
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Of course I had to go with a Boromir meme

#Halloweenlaughs #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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The artwork is so dark and moody

#scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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King Lear | William Shakespeare
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Oops, I forgot to post for the #green prompt yesterday! Hear are a bunch of Shakespeare books with green covers from my office bookshelf. None are necessarily horror, but murder and eye gouging does feature prominently in at least two of these plays.

#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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Added Volume 2 to my collection! I‘ve been looking for a used copy for awhile and my go-to bookstore finally had it in stock. Yay! #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Yay! With the new update, Libby now supports dark mode on iPhone. Love the color scheme with black and green.

#scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

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Dracul | Dacre Stoker, JD Barker
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I was going to wait to start this on audio until after I finished rereading Dracula, but as the end of the month approaches more quickly, I decided to just get onto it. I have heard great things about this book so I am excited to get into this companion of sorts to Dracula.

#DraculaBuddyRead #Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid I love this book so much. I hope you enjoy it! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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I am in reading position, my boyfriends in video game position. #Draculabuddyread #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid @TheReadingMermaid

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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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I‘ll be honest, I didn‘t like this as much as I thought I would. My feelings about Neil Gaiman books have been all over the place (LOVED American Gods, meh on The Sleeper and the Spindle), and this fairy tale/urban fantasy just missed the mark for me (but still going with a pick). Gaiman‘s narration is great though! With angels, rat-speakers, and other strange creatures, this book fits the #teamstoker theme.

#scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

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