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Larkken

Larkken

Joined September 2016

She/her Grad school survivor & chronic fantasy and speculative fiction reader. On Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/11989434-larkin
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This fictionalized witch hunt based on a historical witch trial gave me anxiety 😰
I can see where there is satire, and the narrative is extremely clever, but the pure accumulation of spite against an old woman wore on me anyway. So, #unpopularopinion here, I think. Anyone feel like trying to win me over?

Ruthiella Often I feel that way about books too when the plot or characters make me too anxious. But I liked this book on the whole. I may have checked on Wikipedia first to make sure Katerina wasn‘t burned at the stake. 😬 2w
Larkken @Ruthiella ooh I definitely do this too. Even if the outcome is sad or what I didn‘t want to happen, waiting to find out about it can be way worse. And this is why I mainly watch cooking shows on tv… 😅 1w
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Sandman Slim: A Novel | Richard Kadrey
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#roll100 - I don‘t remember buying either of these, lol! It seems that the tagged book might work for #pop2022 popsugar challenge (afterlife) so that‘s serendipitous, and the cover on the other is just lovely!

MadelineMcCrae The Broken Circle is so good! 2w
PuddleJumper I don't remember buying so many of my books 😅 2w
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Blaming my lateness for #wintergames2021 on road trips! Sorry @Clwojick !

My combined total for weeks 4 and 5 ( I missed posting for week 4) is 6217 🎉

Thanks for hosting, @Clwojick and thanks for the fun fellow #mistletoemaniacs! Hope I did you proud.

Clwojick woohoo! 😍 Way to go! Thank you for joining us! 2w
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One bingo for December! Pretty good 👍🏻🤩 #bookspinbingo #wintergames2021
Tagged was my favorite from this month, I think!

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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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Happy 2022!
The Hubs and I just finished a 2-day road trip, so I have some catching up to do. *hides fromthe #wintergames crew - don‘t worry, I need to tally points, I didn‘t forget, this last week was just too much for me!*
First up is my January #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo
I am trying very hard to actually finish some of my yearly challenges this year… we‘ll see how that goes, haha!

MatchlessMarie I loved Eight Perfect Murders. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
Larkken @MatchlessMarie ooo good. Just starting it now! 2w
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Panpan

I forgot to post this back when everyone was doing their #worstof21 😂 good idea, though! The razzies are always fun. Some of these were mistakes to even start as I should have known they are not my speed. Oops!

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Cold cold COLD 🥶 and all I‘m interested in doing is listening to audiobooks while sitting as close as possible to space heaters. So, after reading Afterlife of Holly Chase, the OG sounded perfect. This version was read by Jim Dale, and it was great.
Let‘s see if I can pack in any more #wintergames books!

RaeLovesToRead Gorgeous picture! ❤ 3w
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Long Winter | Laura Wilder
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It‘s been a while since I read any “little house” books, so I picked this up for #wintergames2021
Interesting to read as an adult! I marveled at the depiction of life in the old west in the winter, though all the blizzards made me feel even colder than ever 🥶 (I‘m not ready)
Plus, my hubby and I completed our annual gingerbread house competition, so here‘s our holiday baking AND our holiday crafting for the competition! #mistletoemaniacs

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The Week 3 total for #wintergames2021 is 8780! Not too shabby.
#mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

Clwojick Way to go! Woohoo! ❤️💚❤️💚 4w
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My #top21of21 best books of the year
I‘m currently trying to narrow this down to 9 but it‘s difficult 😣
If you haven‘t posted yet, I‘d love to see your picks!

Chelsea.Poole Thanks for sharing your favorites! I am looking forward to this one next month for #newyearwhodis 1mo
Cinfhen The Guncle wins for my MOST HEARTFELT read in 2021! Loved it 1mo
Larkken @Chelsea.Poole braiding sweetgrass was so lovely and hopeful! I found the audiobook to be both moving and meditative, like a big hug. I hope you enjoy it! 1mo
Larkken @Cinfhen oh, man, that book had ALL the feels! Also such a thoughtful depiction of grief and healing ❤️‍🩹 1mo
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Summer Sons | Lee Mandelo
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Elf and a sploot to make up for the fact that this tbr read is definitely out of season 😲😂
But I‘m a sucker for a southern gothic, and this one has infernal inheritances, negotiations of queerness amid toxic masculinity, and a low-key indictment of higher education, and I am here for it!

I‘m other news, I cleared 12561 points last week for #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs 👊🥰

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Ripper | Isabel Allende
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I am nope-ing so hard on this. It some how reads like a man from the 1970s ghost-wrote this as Allende. What the heck is going on? Is it just that this serial killer thriller is way outside Allende‘s usual genre? I chose it for #authoramonth because I thought I‘d try something different from her as she‘s not my favorite. Hah. I guess it was an easy one to check off my list, at any rate! And 15 pts for #wintergames2021!

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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This was a fun, light, holiday-themed romance. Good pick for the buddy read, #mistletoemaniacs! #wintergames2021
Kinda funny to read something set in a ski destination where no one did any skiing!
This was also the #bookspin pick for December for me.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I read this one yesterday, too!! 1mo
Clwojick Awesome job! ❤️💚❤️ 1mo
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Hi fellow #wintergames2021 folks! One of the Agatha Christie‘s on sale today on Amazon is a collection of winter-themed short stories ripe for stacking up points!

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5310 points for #mistletoemaniacs
Not as many as some posts I‘ve seen, but I‘m trucking along 🎄👍🏻
Thank goodness for the search function on kindle!
#wintergames2021

Clwojick You‘re going fantastic! ❤️‍🔥💚❤️‍🔥 1mo
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A lovely fairytale filled with magical inheritances, witchy women, and fallen stars. Good Neil Gaiman and Latin American vibes, all at the same time! It even made me change my goodreads vote for best fantasy novel 😆
Not a “Christmas” book, but I got 270 words for the #wintergames2021 word search! I‘ll tally up the points, including readathons, in the spreadsheet
#mistletoemaniacs

Clwojick 🥳🥳 1mo
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Besties | Leah Reena Goren
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#WinterGames #MistletoeManiacs
Great getting to know all of you! I learned:
1. I share a bday month with @thearomaofbooks
2. Starless Sea shoutout to @Catsandbooks, and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn love for @Bookwormjillk
3. I think we are all (?) reading In a Holidaze, haha, but I see @BeeMagical and @Traci1 up there!
4. I appreciate how @BeeMagical is their own inspiration to read lots of books! Sometimes self-motivation is the best motivation.

Larkken 5. I read a similar mix of books to @JessClark78, @ozma.of.oz and @tdrosebud
6. I am waiting for @MsRadioSilence and @jerdencom‘s ugly Xmas sweater! And @WeirdAtHeart‘s shirts, and @Emilymdxn‘s nice Xmas sweater.
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Larkken 9. Sending love to all who are working on the holidays
10. @Andrew65 always makes me smile with pics of far away scenery and Litsy love and support for all and @EmilyRose bc she‘s the best and joined Litsy 😍
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Catsandbooks 🙌🏼 I absolutely adore Erin Morgenstern's writing! ❤️ 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay birthday buddies!!! ❤ 1mo
Larkken @Catsandbooks they are both? All? Comfort reads or listens for me!! 1mo
Larkken @TheAromaofBooks yay! Cheers! 🥰🎉 1mo
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Royal Holiday | Jasmine Guillory
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Finished book 1 of #wintergames2021! It had word search words in it 41 times and it took me 5.5 hrs. I‘ll tally the readathons in the spreadsheet- too much back and forth to figure it out for here!
In unrelated news, this is my post for the #festivephotochallenge, too, haha, showing off the red and white of one of the many hand lotions I keep around bc winter is hard on hands!!
#mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

Clwojick Agreed! My hands are always so dry in the winter! 1mo
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Royal Holiday | Jasmine Guillory
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Starting my first book for #Wintergames2021! It should have lots of words from the word search 🤨 and the cover is perfect for day 1 of the #festivephotochallenge, red and green everywhere!
So far so good, this is a very soothing romance with two lovely older protagonists and a luxurious stay in the English countryside 🎄
#mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

Clwojick 💚💚💚 2mo
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Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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#doublespin AND I even snuck in a bingo! Gilded wolves is a Dan-Brown inspired alt-history with magic and heists and magical heists set in Paris at the time of the Paris world‘s exposition. Neat magic system. I may need to take a break from the drama of YA for a while after this, though.

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!!! 2mo
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Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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I think I figured out my December TBR! It was hard for me to find seasonally-appropriate books to start with, and then I left too many prompts from popsugar and read harder challenges to the last month 😬 oops!
Tagged book I was very much enjoying before the library took it back, so it‘s the book I‘m most excited to finish next month!
#WinterGames2021 #MistletoeManiacs #BookSpin #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
Clwojick Ooooh! Looks good! 2mo
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Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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The unremitting romantic melodrama of this book! I liked parts of it very much, but some was a bit much and I found it predictable. Also, the treatment of women was def ick. You know how when you spend a long time in another culture and the way others act around you, while culturally appropriate for them, just makes you miss home? Yeah, this book evoked that pretty strongly for me.

Pic from Pinterest (I‘m feeling lazy)
#Authoramonth

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Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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Love it! Margaret Rogerson is fast becoming a must-buy. Her YA fantasies have become progressively less romance-driven but kept the powerful protagonists. In this first of a high fantasy series, the MC is one of an order of nuns who can see and control the spirits of the dead. I‘m ready for the next installment, already!

fan art: https://rejamart.tumblr.com/post/645385981617389568/margaret-rogerson-has-a-new-...

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Littens, help please in finding holiday-appropriate books for #wintergames2021 ! Lighter fantasies (YA or not), mysteries (cozy or not), or romances would all work. Right now, I‘m stalled out with really only the buddy reads and Royal Holiday on my tbr that fit any of the holiday bingo boards! 😂 TIA #recommendationsplease

jenniferw88 This one is nice and short but doesn't fit any of the genres you listed I'm afraid 2mo
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Larkken @jenniferw88 I forget about the classics, sometimes! Thanks, good idea! 2mo
Larkken @JamieArc thank you! These both look fun. 2mo
JamieArc The tagged book has a few short stories that are in the fantasy/magical realm and could work too. (edited) 2mo
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Is anyone else annoyed that goodreads isn‘t allowing write-ins this year? If so, @LibrarianRyan is gauging interest in another round of Litsy awards, so you should go to her post and let her know!

LibrarianRyan's post on Litsy https://litsy.com/p/OTNPMW80aHlF

LibrarianRyan Thanks. 2mo
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1️⃣ I made this small stuffie recently, whee
2️⃣ I learned this week that incense is no longer only for meditation &/or high schoolers who think they have covered up the smell of weed. I‘m intrigued; does anyone have a favorite I should try?
3️⃣ my home & family 🧣🏡👫🏻🦮
Oh! Also the tagged sweet, feel-good scifi novel. Chambers writes such homey slice-of-life space stuff! I need to do it in small doses, but I love it.
#wonderouswednesday

Q84 Oh, I love your elegant! You've done a great job. Do you sell them? 2mo
Larkken @Q84 thank you! No, I‘m not prolific enough to support a shop, and barely prolific enough to give them as gifts! A “welcome baby” gift was given on their 2nd birthday 😬 I think I need to keep it as stress relief! 2mo
Q84 @Larkken That's ok. We all have our limits. No shame. Better late than never right. I have wrote out Christmas cards to send and let is pass by without mailing them. The only thing to do then is wait until next year and hope their still relevant. 😆 2mo
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wanderinglynn What a cute elephant! 💚 2mo
Eggs Sweet lovey 🐘!! 2mo
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I love a book with a good murder board! (*murderboard not from book 😅)
This Serial-alike dealt with the array of buzz-worthy issues, motives, and high school in a believable and charming way. I would have been all on board but for one small plot point… (⬇️ for spoiler)
#bookspin complete!

Larkken The dog. This felt like overkill, like the author felt she had to really get us on board for the murderer‘s comeuppance. Booo 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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I started this for #scarathlon last month, and am only now finishing it. So interesting! Larson is as great as expected at bringing this rather complicated time in Chicago history to life. It‘s been on my TBR for a while, and I‘m glad I finally went for it! H. H. Holmes is as creepy as thought he might be 🔪 and now I want to do some touristing and see what‘s left from the Chicago World Fair 🏨🏛

EmilyRose If you visit Chicago after reading this, I should connect you with my sister. She LOVES the Chicago World's Fair and could probably recommend cool or little-known things to do and see 2mo
Larkken @EmilyRose that sounds like so much fun! I may just do that 🤩 2mo
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Last Graduate | Naomi Novik
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#bookspin and #doublespin and #bookspinbingo list for November! I don‘t know that I can do as well as I did in October, but I can try! Most excited about the tagged book as I adored book 1 🤩 gimme!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I also have The Last Graduate on my shelf!!! 3mo
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And with this, I‘m calling my last book of October and of #scarathlon even if there‘s still some time left in the day! How‘s everyone do? I‘m excited because I finally got a bingo (or three…) this month 🤩
#bookspinbingo #teamslaughter

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous month!!! 3mo
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My phone died, or at least it suddenly started keeping a charge for all of 30 min on Thursday, and this has really cut in to my audiobook time!! 🙀 however, today I finally managed to finish the tagged book about descendants of a mysteriously abandoned mining town going back to film a documentary at the site. I‘m trying, #teamslaughter! One day left for #scarathlon, and I‘ll do what I can with the brand new phone 📱 🎃

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Week 3 #teamslaughter #scarathlon total: 5238
Favorite book from this week is the tagged true crime that focuses on the Indigenous woman who searches for the missing and helped uncover corruption on her reservation. Lots of great detail on the reservation history and the oil boom on reservation land that led to this corruption, and the author‘s voice is lovely and meditative.
Also read: Ararat, The Archived, In the Tall Grass, The Jigsaw Man⬇️

Larkken The Truants, and Darkly Dreaming Dexter.
Readathon participation: screamathon, book spin bingo, litten listen, Necromonathon, read like hellathon, Spookoween readathon, October book bingo, Blackoweenathon, Murder They Readathon, Outstanding October, Pan Spookathon, Deweys24, Something Wicked Fall, trick or t(read)athon, Halloween readathon, and Wickedathon
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Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go! 🔥 ❤ 3mo
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The Archived | Victoria Schwab
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Read for #AuthorAMonth
I enjoy Schwab‘s writing style, and her gothic flair, in this YA fantasy. I liked that the world wasn‘t fluffy, and the twists of the mystery. Even the love-triangle, which is usually a never for me, wasn‘t much of a focus and quickly resolved.
Plus, there‘s ghosts and gloom and good spooky vibes for #scarathlon!
Pic is fan art from Schwab‘s blog.

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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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#scarathlon #teamslaughter totals for week 2: 3502
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Not as good as last week, but still trucking my way through seasonal books, and I finished the team read! This was quite the roller-coaster and I enjoyed it.
Also read: My Heart Is a Chainsaw, Firekeeper‘s Daughter, Agents of Dreamtime, and Gold Diggers. I completed 4 challenges from 3 readathons, and participated in more, including some that are ended now (guess I‘ll have to find more!) ⬇️

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Report | Mississippi. Railroad Commission
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7201 points for week 1! I tried to readathon the heck out of everything 😆 and binge some X-Files on the side 👻
#teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

Clwojick Awesome job! Somehow I missed this last week, so I‘m combining your two weeks for a total of 10,703! 3mo
Larkken @Clwojick haha oh no! I guess my week two was amazing, then! 3mo
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Dial a for Aunties | Jesse Q. Sutanto
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Catch up post for week 1 of #teamslaughter #scarathlon since I was camping over the weekend. Gotta enjoy fall weather while I can!
I thought this would fit our team prompt as a cozy, similar to Arsenic and Adobo, but it was a romance with a murder-romp subplot. My bad! 😅 I saw “guy dies on blind date” and assumed there would be a whodunnit involved, when there really wasn‘t. I enjoyed the Chinese-Malay aunties, tho. Points tallied for wk 1!

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Devil and the Dark Water | Stuart Turton
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Theme read for #scarathlon #teamslaughter
I think I was hoping for some of that weird supernatural goodness that infused The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hugo or whatever it was, and this one disappointed me a bit. I did enjoy the high seas flavor, but honestly not much else from this historical Sherlock-and-Watson inspired story with witches and heists and improbable murders.
Readathons listed ⬇️

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The Curse of Frankenstein | Marcus K. Harmes
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Frankenstein marathon on tv! Young Frankenstein first, because Madeleine Kahn, and then Curse of Frankenstein with that guy who played Grand Moth Tarken. Gotta love Halloween! #scarathlon #teamslaughter

aperfectmjk I watched this the other day. Classic! 3mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I want to watch these after I finish reading the book. 3mo
DivineDiana My husband and I watched so many Frankenstein movies during the Halloween season a few years ago! It was such fun! 3mo
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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#bookspin complete! And another so-called cozy for #scarathlon #teamslaughter. I‘ll update later with all the other things this applies to… I can‘t remember without my spreadsheet lol 😆
This book was supposed to be a cozy, but I actually found how Lila was being setup as a killer and a drug pusher to be stressful. The dogged police officer “just doing his job” while hitting on Lila‘s aunt particularly annoyed. The author does admit this problem⬇️

Larkken In the intro to the audiobook, however. Also, there are delicious Philippine food recipes! Photo from the included recipe for Ube Crinkles, hosted here https://cinnamonsugarandalittlebitofmurder.com/ube-crinkles/ I‘ve also wanted to try making a pumpkin pie with ube… seems like a purple pumpkin pie would be Uber-seasonal!! (edited) 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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Dark Waters | Katherine Arden
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3rd of 4 in a short, middle-grade spooky series. Each book is set in a different season so far (this one in spring) but it has ghosts, lake monsters, axe-wielding men, + the general Halloween feel from bk 1 definitely spills over! 🎃👻

Counting as a Halloween read for #scarathlon #teamslaughter and for a bunch of readathons! (See below ⬇️)

I‘m using a spreadsheet to tally points, so I think I‘ll put those all on my report post, if that works!

BkClubCare Pie quote! 🥧 3mo
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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#bookspinbingo board for October : tagged is #bookspin, and Razorblade Tears is #doublespin. Most of these are spooky books for spooky season or are otherwise for #scarathlon #teamslaughter

Here‘s hoping for at least one bingo!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 3mo
RaeLovesToRead Razorblade Tears is my Doublespin too! 😊 3mo
Larkken @TheAromaofBooks fingers crossed :) I‘m looking forward to all of them, though! 3mo
Larkken @RaeLovesToRead great minds? 🤩😜 (edited) 3mo
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First book read for #scarathlon! Black cat pictured bc spooky… but that‘s the only reason.
Two ex-cons investigate their sons‘ deaths. Their sons happen to be gay, and there are some difficult scenes as the fathers deal with their own anti-gay sentiment and that of others. I like how Cosby writes these men - they are flawed, interesting and believable - and his books are action-packed. I liked Blacktop Wasteland slightly more than this one. ⬇️

Larkken This book is this month‘s #doublespin, and I spend 8 hrs listening to it and will count it for a few readathons #screamathon #littenlisten #readlikehellathon #spookoweenreadathon #blackoweenathon #murdertheyreadathon #panspookathon #trickortreadathon #wickedathon 4mo
Clwojick I‘m glad you enjoyed it! I‘m waiting for my copy to come in! 🧡🧡🧡 4mo
Texreader ❤️🐈‍⬛ 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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#scarathlon #teamslaughter week 1 game 1

I had fun scrambling and unscrambling these words! I‘ll update my total when I decide to finally call it. For now, 183 words - see comments :)

Larkken 1. happy 2. team 3. teams 4. slaughter 5. slaughters 6. tree 7. trees 8. harp 9. harps 10. laugh 11. laughter 12. slate 13. slates 14. plate 15. platter 16. plates 17. platters 18. laughs 19. scream 20. screams 21. seam 22. seams 23. seem 24. teem 25. teems 26. mean 27. preen 28. preens 29. green 30. spleen 31. thought 32. trot 33. trots 34. spleens 35. plot 36. plots 37. meat 38. meet 39. meets 40. meats 41. mete 42. metes 43. telethon 44. slam (edited) 4mo
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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September wrap-up includes not many books. Tagged was probably what I enjoyed the most this month, but the Chosen and the Beautiful was almost enough to make me want to reread Great Gatsby, so that‘s not nothing! I started She Who Became the Sun… but still didn‘t quite make a bingo! @bookspinbingo

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I almost forgot to post my September #doublespin! This was a nice time travel story that played with the grandfather paradox in fun ways. Some great, nerdy female characters, too 🥰
Audiobook, so pic of my fav walking companion

Texreader Awwww! 4mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 Corgiiii 😍😍😍 4mo
wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐶 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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I hunted & searched & think I finally came up with a #bookspin #doublespin & #scarathlon list for October that satisfies both my love of scary books and #teamslaughter! I am lucky that I think so many spooky reads can count as thrillers 😅

Books marked with * are what I am excited about for #scarathlon2021 and count for my #scarathlontbr

True story: I‘ve already started the tagged book but I‘m pacing myself so I can count it for the team! 😉 😬

Clwojick Such a good list! ❤️😜 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
StayCurious Good luck! A great list! 4mo
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Just finished a work trip, over which I was very surprised I finished only this one book! I thought I‘d have lots of me-time, but no.
What a quirky, action-packed, genre-bending book! The MC is FUNNY and crass and I loved her. Plus, it‘s (semi?-)queer space necromancers with manyof bones, gore, and 1x1 battles.
Yes, that last pitch is for the #roaringwolf Sep sci-fi challenge 😉

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Hogfather (Discworld, #20) | Terry Pratchett
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I love all the Discworld Death arc, and I‘d say he or Susan make a great match for today‘s prompt for #littensdressedinblood! I know the tagged is a Christmas book, but I might rewatch the miniseries anyway.
Pic from www.zetallis.com

MidnightBookGirl I started this series, but I should return to it. 4mo
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Happy long weekend for those in the US!

1. I‘ve always thought the idea Anastasia survived the revolution was sweet. I‘m not sure I believe them, though it‘s compelling and romantic.

2. I think they are mostly just wistful or romantic versions of events we wish weren‘t true.

3. I know a lot about archaeological hoaxes, all of which derive from someone “proving” pet theories, like that humans evolved in Britain (piltdown man). See below for bk!

ozma.of.oz I‘ve always been fascinated by stories about Anastasia. Thanks for posting! 4mo
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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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This is a twofer for #littensdressedinblood as I‘m behind!
(Hungry like the wolf AND Dead Man‘sParty)
Katsu reimagines the Donner Party story to have a supernatural influence in this novel, and it is creepy. Recommend visiting Donner Pass immediately after reading 😜

MidnightBookGirl I'm thinking of adding this book as a book club read for our horror/sci-fi book club at the bookstore. 4mo
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