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Melismatic

Melismatic

Joined July 2018

I like mysteries where I can‘t guess the ending, strong (and flawed) leading ladies, and unreliable narrators. Goodreads.com/melismatic
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The Tender Bar: A Memoir | J. R. Moehringer
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Mehso-so

I liked this more in its second half, even though at times I wanted to throttle the narrator. 😂 Thanks for the read, @Julie548 ! @TheReadingMermaid I‘m sending this off to you on Saturday! @WriterAtHeart #womenreading #lmpbc

TheReadingMermaid Woop woop 😎 2d
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Trying this series out for @TheReadingMermaid ‘s book club. 🤛🏻

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The Tender Bar: A Memoir | J. R. Moehringer
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Pumpkin Pie wood wick candle burning and Sipping some Honey Tumeric Chai and trying to plow forward in the tagged book so I can send to @TheReadingMermaid next weekend. #womenreading @WriterAtHeart @Julie548

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Mehso-so

If you‘re already a fan, this is a cute quick read but it‘s more of a journal than a memoir.

If you aren‘t already a fan, you‘ll be happier watching her comedy special, ‘Baby Cobra‘.

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My second fave Dahl after ‘Matilda‘...this audiobook is fab. Miranda‘s character voices are superb, esp for Grandmama.

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The Berenstain Bears and the Ghost of the Forest | Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
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Pickpick

I haven‘t read these since I was a child but do they all goof on Pa because it sure makes me smile. 😂

#scarathlon #TeamStoker
Non-theme

#24b4Monday

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Mehso-so

The title is misleading but a cute read for a child featuring a supportive mother for all his Halloween adventures. 🥰

#scarathlon #TeamStoker
Set on #Halloween 🎃💪🏻

#24b4Monday: 3 hrs, 30 minutes

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Over the Top | Jonathan Van Ness
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Pickpick

Honey! Two books down and just shy of 3 hrs in to #24b4monday #scarathon edition!

Do you need to be a fan of JVN to enjoy this? Perhaps, but if you don‘t know him, watch one episode of Netflix‘s Queer Eye and try to *not* love him. He‘s the best. I had the pleasure of meeting him once 2 years ago or so not long after the show launched — the sweetest.

Pure positiva diva. 🥰🙌🏻
Let‘s go, #TeamStoker! 💪🏻 Not on theme but still fun.

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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Mehso-so

1 hr down in the #24b4Monday #readathon! Another to the stack complete and on theme for #TeamStoker! 💪🏻 #scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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Mehso-so

A classic villain but the original was creepier. In this one, Slappy‘s just kind of annoying. Also the mental health quips don‘t age well.

#scarathlon #TeamStoker
On theme book

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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-No goal, just as much as I can.
-Set TBR
-Tea
-Early riser
-Pace yourself so you don‘t burn out
-More #Scarathlon reads!
-all 3!

#TeamStoker

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Say Cheese and Die! | R.L. Stine
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Panpan

A classic with a good setup but subpar scare factor (in my opinion).

#scarathlon
On theme book #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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I may regret this but trying out ‘The Haunting of Sharon Tate‘ with Hilary Duff on Prime. #scarathlon #TeamStoker

Update: less scary and more just sad/exploitative.

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 4w
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Ouija Board | Shelby White
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I had unwittingly watched the prequel/sequel first. 😂 Well, while waiting for takeout, let‘s try this one. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Update: the sequel was scarier, this one was just lame. 😂

#scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 4w
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Watching ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil‘.
Update: it was better than I expected. 🤷🏻‍♀️

#scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 4w
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Slasher Girls & Monster Boys | April Genevieve Tucholke
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Pickpick

This was so so good. Some were (much) better than others, but that‘s usually a given. Each story was inspired mostly by a movie which was pretty neat. 🍿👻🧟‍♀️🎃

#scarathlon
10 pts (on theme) #TeamStoker

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Slasher Girls & Monster Boys | April Genevieve Tucholke
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Spotted today while #audiowalking.

Errr....I have questions. 😂 #scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 4w
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1. Reese‘s!
2. Anything fruity...or licorice.
3. Watching Hocus Pocus and Beetlejuce *at least* once each with the fam...basically since age 7 or 8.
4. Easily Jeannie of ‘I Dream of Jeannie‘, as it was the only costume that was mostly made by my mom.

#scarathlon #TeamStoker
Total: 341 pts

TheReadingMermaid Awesome! 25 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 4w
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The Devouring Gray | Christine Lynn Herman
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Pickpick

A solid 3.5. A+ world building that got bogged down a *bit* too much by soap opera romance...but this is YA. Points for 🏳️‍🌈 characters though. 🦴 🗡 🌲 🗿

#scarathlon
10 pts (on theme) #TeamStoker
Total: 316 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 4w
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Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Easily my greatest costume ever. My mom outdid herself considering I was going thru a Nick At Night phase and wanted to be Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️🙌🏻 #scarathlon #TeamStoker

Total: 306 pts

TheReadingMermaid Absolutely beautiful ❤️ 50 points and this is your last one sweetie 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid 👍🏻 thanks, love 1mo
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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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College days were fun.... I‘m in the purple. 😂 #scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid Very cute. 50 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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The Devouring Gray | Christine Lynn Herman
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So full disclosure...this is a little more #Riverdale soap opera than I would have liked so far but the world building is so promising. Hoping the end is climactic....esp since a Book 2 is coming.

#scarathlon
1 pt #TeamStoker

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Sleepover Party Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
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#scarathlon #TeamStoker

Total: 207 pts (plus pending)

TheReadingMermaid Very nice! 50 points darlin!!! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Some of these are a stretch but I‘ll try for it — Hitchcock authored/directed his films....Hocus Pocus has music in it! #scarathalon #TeamStoker

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Dude, this is tough! #scarathlon

#TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid Do you need me to clarify anything sweetie? 1mo
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid no, I‘m clear, I‘m just not good at these types of games! Lol racking my brain here! Each answer is 2 pts, right? Will u be judging answers for us? 1mo
TheReadingMermaid Yes they are each worth two points for 100 points total for the game. And yes I will be judging the answers 1mo
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Pickpick

A cute addendum if you‘re a #HarryPotter fan... #scarathon

3 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 134 pts

Melismatic Hi @TheReadingMermaid just wanted to be sure u saw 🤗 1mo
TheReadingMermaid Oh crap how did I miss this twice? I got you girl I'm sorry 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid no worries, love - I know there‘s a million posts to monitor 🤗🤗🤗 thanks! 1mo
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😍🙌🏻🎃🧟‍♀️👻🧛🏻‍♀️😍 #scarathlon

5 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 131 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Mehso-so

An admittedly weak retread of the original. HorrorLand is decidedly less creepy than the original series. But still, the bulk takes place on Halloween! #scarathlon

6 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 126 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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The Haunted Mask | R. L. Stine
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Pickpick

Exactly as creepy as I remember it being from childhood! 👺 #Scarathlon

6 pts for #TeamStoker (takes place on #Halloween)
Total: 120 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Fear the Clowns | Daniel Howard
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I wish I was this good at Halloween makeup! 😂 #filters

5 pts #TeamStoker #scarathlon
Total: 114 pts

TheReadingMermaid Very nice!!! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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These 12 sit in my bookcase mocking me. Goal is to defeat this epic #MountTBR list before buying more. 😭 Where do I start? Have you read any?

Lovesbooks87 I have read Four Dead Queens, Red, White & Royal Blue and The Testaments. They were all amazing! 1mo
Maike I‘m currently reading Red, White & Royal Blue and it‘s a lot of fun. The Fifth Season is an amazing read! 1mo
Sweetkokoro Crown of Feathers is so good! It was a little slow at first but once everything started falling into place it became so captivating. The Gilded Wolves was interesting and my heart broke a little while reading it. 1mo
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Stay out of the light, Carol Ann — or was it stay in the light? I‘ve actually never seen the sequel. That changes now. The original terrified me when I first watched it as a kid — they used to show it on TV every Halloween. #scarathlon

2 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 109 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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The Good Guy | Dean Ray Koontz
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I‘m Chucky, wanna play? #scarathlon

2 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 107 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Last Time I Lied | Riley Sager
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“How‘s Camp Crystal Lake?”
“Devoid of masked killers...”

#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #number13

1 pt #TeamStoker
Total: 105

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Death in the Stacks | Jenn McKinlay
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Briefly went to the @strandbookstore and left empty handed. It was a struggle but my TBR is long enough as it is.

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The Berenstain Bears Get the Scaredies | Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
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Pickpick

This was really cute - and made me laugh when Papa got “scared”...by bills. #relatable

#scarathlon
2 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 104*

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin | Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
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Mehso-so

I should have known from the turkey it‘d be more Thanksgiving but... 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 #scarathlon

2 pts #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Pumpkin Jack | Will Hubbell
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Mehso-so

Less Halloweeny and more the Seasons of Lifey. 🤷🏻‍♀️🎃 #scarathlon #withapumpkinonthecover

2 pts #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Progress so far in the #ScaryScavengerHunt.

Getting there slowly but surely!

#scarathlon
1 pt #TeamStoker
Total: 96 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Welcome to Dead House | R. L. Stine
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Pickpick

This was a cool idea but should have been longer/more fleshed out (pun unintended).

#scarathlon
3 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 93 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Extraordinary October | Diana Wagman
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October is a scream! 😱 #chillingphotochallenge

#scarathlon
1 pt #TeamStoker
Total: 85* (I‘m unsure of my total at this point lol)

TheReadingMermaid You're at 90 my dear 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid awesome! Thanks! 1mo
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Anya's Ghost | Vera Brosgol
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Pickpick

I‘m usually not much for graphic novels but this was just the right amount of snarky. Definitely worth the perusal.

#scarathlon
3 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 84*

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Mehso-so

The logic in this one is out the window 😂 but it does make me want to watch Little Shop Of Horrors....

#scarathlon
3 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 63*

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Grim Lovelies | Megan Shepherd
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When I think of Grim...this has been on my TBR for awhile now....

#scarathlon #chillingphotochallenge

1 pt #TeamStoker
Total: 60* (pending points from comments, i think?)

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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The Devouring Gray | Christine Lynn Herman
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The chapter headers are so cool! #scarathlon

1 pt #TeamStoker
Total: 59

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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So many Raven references. #shudder

#scarathlon #chillingphotochallenge
1 pt #TeamStoker
Total: 58

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Mehso-so

It you look at this as a 80‘s slasher, it fits the bill but lol are these characters vapid. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

Counting it for theme as the villain is definitely not human.

3 pts #TeamStoker
Total: 56

#Scarathlon #halloween

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
nikirtehsuxlol Was this one of the audible choices for October? 1mo
Melismatic @nikirtehsuxlol not sure, I listened on Libby 1mo
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The Devouring Gray | Christine Lynn Herman
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It warms my heart as someone from Upstate NY to see local food mentioned in books. Clearly Four Paths, NY is near Rochester.... 😂🍿

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Adding to my vocabulary. 🧛🏻‍♀️ #DraculaBuddyRead

#scarathlon
1 pt #TeamStoker
Total: 50 pts

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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We shall begin now, Bram. 🧛🏻‍♀️

#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon

1 pt #TeamStoker
Total: 49 points

TheReadingMermaid Sweetie did I miss a couple of posts? I have you down for 44 points. 1mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
Melismatic @TheReadingMermaid I jumped up from comments on some of your posts & the 5 point Sleepy Hollow challenge - I think you caught all of my posts. 1mo
TheReadingMermaid Oh I'm sorry sweetheart I haven't totaled your comments on one of my posts yet. so you are probably a 100% correct 1mo
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