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Sarahreadstoomuch

Sarahreadstoomuch

Joined February 2016

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Fully Booked | Emma Strandberg
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Did I tell you guys that I joined #Booked2020? Looking forward to attempting this challenge next year.

Julsmarshall I may try this for 2020; I petered out on it this year. 1d
Sarahreadstoomuch @Julsmarshall yeah, we‘ll see how far I get! 1d
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The Midwinter Witch | Molly Knox Ostertag
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I ❤️ this series so much!!!

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Mehso-so

Very interesting premise... and it started well for me. But as we progress through each of the four siblings, I felt more disconnected and ultimately left this feeling mostly meh about the book. Looking forward to what the rest of book club says!

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Mehso-so

My middle grade son liked this more than I did, but it is cute. A group of sloths lose their home in a hurricane and have to find a new one, having small adventures along the way. Sloth facts at the end are a bonus.

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Winterfolk | Janel Kolby
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Did you have fun during #scarathlon and want more? Did you miss out on #scarathlon, watching from the windows, and wished you‘d signed up? WELL. Get ready for #wintergames! Sign up now - lots of point opportunities for your team... lots of holiday reading, crafting, TV/movie watching... and chances to get points for reading your TBR! Check out hosts @StayCurious and @Clwojick for the link to sign up!

StayCurious Thanks for sharing! You should be in advertising 🤗 6d
Clwojick Amazing! So glad that you‘re joining us again! Thanks for sharing. 6d
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Guts | Raina Telgemeier
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Another winner from Raina Telgemeier! Here she talks about her stomach issues that result in part from anxiety issues and her early experiences in therapy to help manage it all.

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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Beautifully written and incredibly sad and dark... the story of an aging English Butler remembering and re-evaluating his life longs work in post-WWII England. The narration on the audio was perfect and embodies the character truly.

Cathythoughts I loved the movie & Anthony Hopkins ❤️.... 1w
Sarahreadstoomuch @Cathythoughts I‘ve never seen it! But I want to now - I can‘t imagine a more perfect casting. 1w
Cathythoughts & I want to read the book now too 👍 1w
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Hope it‘s not too late for my #scarathlon wrap-up for #teamslaughter! 1: 21 books read. 2. Wayward Son was my favorite with The Flatshare a close second. 3. Hocus Pocus! 4. Favorite games were the ones to write scary book titles 5. I handed out candy and watched The Craft while my husband took the kids trick or treating.

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Smile | Raina Telgemeier
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Wow this isn‘t just a girl getting braces! She went through some things with her teeth... all during those awkward middle school years. Looking forward to the other books! Last 6pts for #teamslaughter in #scarathlon for non theme book.

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Watching “The Craft” while daddy takes the kids trick or treating! I love handing out the candy. #teamslaughter #creepymovie 3pts

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Scavenger Hunt | Christopher Pike
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Five Little Pumpkins | Iris Van Rynbach
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Classic Halloween rhyme book - perfect for a read aloud with younger listeners. 20pts to #teamslaughter for Halloween book #scaryscavengerhunt : number in title #scarathlon @Clwojick

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Grass | Keum Suk Gendry-Kim
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Powerful graphic novel about a part of recent history that I had no idea about (thanks Western-Centric public school education). This is the story of a Korean “comfort woman” kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery & service the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII. You won‘t forget this story - highly recommend it.

LibrarianRyan I‘ll have to check this out. 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service

I never set a timer, but I‘d estimate that I read for 4 hours during #24b4monday Terribly disappointing, but it was just too busy a weekend. I wouldn‘t mention it except that I think it‘s points for #teamslaughter in #scarathlon I just don‘t know how many. @Clwojick

TheReadingMermaid That's excellent sweetheart good job!! 👏 2w
Clwojick That's still a great time for a busy weekend! I'll add the points to your total. thanks! 2w
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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This is seriously one adorable book, with heavier undertones. Very well done - the audio too. #scarathlon 6pts to #teamslaughter also, #bbrc #growup #newin2019

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2w
Clwojick I loved this one. 2w
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On Halloween Night | Harriet Ziefert
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This was so cute! The rhyme scheme is like The House that Jack Built. Would be a great read aloud or even a felt board story time. 21 points for #teamslaughter #scarathlon #readingatwork

Sarahreadstoomuch Just realized this will also count for #LitsyAtoZ:Z @BookishMarginalia 2w
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The King of Halloween Castle | Sean O'Reilly, Arcana Studio
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Mehso-so

Didn‘t love the artwork, and the story kind of jumps around, but I like the reimagined movie monster characters as a group of friends and all of the extra “features” at the end (glossary, writing prompts, etc). 21 pts to #teamslaughter for Halloween book, participation. #scarathlon @Clwojick @Clwojick

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Mehso-so

Hmm, I feel like this is for a very specific level of independent readers. It does cover lol the important #Halloween bases though. 21 pts to #teamslaughter #scarathlon

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Monster Mash | David Catrow
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I can‘t imagine turning a song into a picture book is easy, but this was done pretty well. You‘d have to know the song to get the cadence right though. 20pts to #teamslaughter for Halloween book. #scaryscavengerhunt : has zombies in it.

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Read this at breakfast - I always thought that I‘d read this before, but nope! For #teamslaughter I‘ll say 20pts as one story specifically relates to Halloween. #scaryscavengerhunt: scares me as my two favorites were pretty creepy (Cold as Clay and The Guests) #scarathlon #bbrc #middlegrade #lessthan120pages

Linsy Been on my TBR since my nephew recommended it! 3w
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 3w
Sarahreadstoomuch @Linsy make sure you get the one that Stephen Gammell illustrated. He did a phenomenal job. 3w
Linsy @Sarahreadstoomuch Duly noted! 3w
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Even though I‘m #teamslaughter, I had my heart set on reading Dracula this October so I just listened to it this weekend during our epic road trip. Not terribly scary, but a more layered and developed story than I had anticipated! Really quite a good read and Simon Vance is always an amazing narrator. 5pts (I think) #scarathlon #bbrc #growup #freezerbook #readmyowndamnbooks

LibrarianRyan yeahhhh 3w
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My kid picked this out at the library, loved it, #recommended that I read it too. So cute! The story of a monster who is “weird” so he lives underground away from people. But then people each out and we have a happy ending with a great positive message. #bbrc #middlegrade also 1pt for #teamslaughter for #scarathlon

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 4w
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The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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I have been so caught up in #scarathlon that I almost forgot to read my book club book for work! So I did this weekend - and I don‘t think I realized how wrapped up in the story I was until the end. It/I was more emotional that I expected. 1 pt for #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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Selfies | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Hahaha!! Omg this was fun - here‘s my #Halloween #selfie for #teamslaughter! #scarathlon

Laura317 😱😱😱 That‘s awesome! 1mo
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Raven | Edgar A Poe
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Also listened to this today for #scarathlon Not the best production, but had a great reading of The Raven. Only about 6 poems, not all introduced the same way but great music and sound effects. 6pts for #teamslaughter (directly Halloween and participation post)

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Thought I‘d listen to some audios for #scarathlon while doing a puzzle today and found this cute Halloween story on Libby. We had done this as a story walk a few years ago, and it‘s still fun! 6pts for #teamslaughter for being directly related to Halloween and participation point.

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Family movie night, movie #2 is #youngfrankenstein #scarathlon 1pt for #teamslaughter

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Hocus Pocus | Jack Popplewell
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Family movie night! #hocuspocus #scarathlon #teamslaughter 1pt

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The story “Aaron Kelly‘s Bones” is about a corpse who wouldn‘t stay in his grave at the #graveyard until his widow got him to dance so fast, his skeleton fell apart! #chillingphotochallenge #teamslaughter 1pt

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I finished the #buddyread for #teamslaughter! Didn‘t love the narrator on the audio, had some issues with language used (especially regarding the child with special needs) and the overall female characters but I did enjoy the surprise reveals and twists to the story. Carrying the “triptych” theme with a three act story was clever too. 11pts - black cover. #scarathlon #bbrc #growup #neverendingseries

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1mo
kamoorephoto I‘m having trouble with the writing style, I guess??! The character? 1mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @kamoorephoto yes, I know what you mean. Is it dated writing? Are the characters harder to like on purpose? Even Will, who I think you are supposed to be sympathetic but he still has conflicting character traits. Maybe not supposed to root for anyone? Well, John... but that‘s almost secondary. 1mo
kamoorephoto @Sarahreadstoomuch That might be what it is: conflicting character traits, not being able to like the people, and also feeling wholly uncomfortable with some of these situations and settings too. I can imagine Decatur and Atlanta and it‘s feeling too triggering. I can also I usually don‘t have too much of an issue with that putting me off reading but right now it is 😟 1mo
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Who doesn‘t love #October in New England? We‘re not even close to peak leaf season, and I already love it so much. #scarathlon #chillingphotochallenge #teamslaughter 1pt

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Hocus Pocus | Kurt Vonnegut
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Hey kids.... guess what we‘re doing this weekend! #scarymoviemarathon #scarathlon #teamslaughter 1pt

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Adventure of Abbey Grange | Vincent Goodwin
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Mehso-so

This graphic novel adaptation of a Sherlock Holmes story is accessible for young readers, but a little choppy for the story. #scarathlon #teamslaughter 2pts on theme. #scaryscavengerhunt: character dies. #bbrc #middlegrade #graphicnovel

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Bone Dog | Eric Rohmann
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Someone returned this at work today, so I grabbed it and read it for #scarathlon! I was surprised at how dark this could be for little ones, but resolved quickly and happily. 6pts for #teamslaughter : directly related to Halloween, and participation post. #scaryscavengerhunt: bone in title, about Halloween.

Clwojick It was sad, but sweet! 1mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @Clwojick exactly! It wasn‘t what I expected, but ultimately very sweet. 1mo
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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Fun book, but definitely “middle book”. I‘ll say 2pts for #teamslaughter as it was a mystery as to who had Agatha, where was she, and how were our misfit heroes going to save her exactly. Also, #scaryscavengerhunt: Witch, vampire, and over 200 pages.

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Currently reading, and starring a favorite #vampire of mine - Baz! #chillingphotochallenge #teamslaughter

Julsmarshall Love Baz! 1mo
Liatrek I just want to hug him ❤️ 1mo
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The Dead Don't Die | Kevin John Lindenmuth, Evan Jacobs
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Thought this was going to be scarier or creepier... but was actually an entertaining satire on zombie movies. 1 pt #teamslaughter #scarathlon

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OMG I *think* something just clicked together! #scarathlon #teamslaughter #buddyread 1pt

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Black Cat | Edgar Allen Poe
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#chillingphotochallenge #blackcat I would love to have a kitty again, but our dog is just too high energy puppy still. Hopefully in a couple years! #teamslaughter #scarathlon @Clwojick

Caroline2 Ahhhhhhh!!! 😍 1mo
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My kids love these books so I thought I give one a read for #scarathlon (go #teamslaughter) and #bbrc. 7 pts : directly related to Halloween AND team theme. #scaryscavengerhunt :pumpkin on cover and part of a series. #bbrc #middlegrade #readerschoice

Clwojick For the point system, we‘re doing an either or kinda thing. Halloween, or team theme. But obviously the higher of the two. So 5 points for Halloween, but 1 point for participation as well! So this is marked down as 6 points ♥️ 1mo
Sarahreadstoomuch Perfect! Thanks for clarifying. @Clwojick (edited) 1mo
LibrarianRyan Yrahh 1mo
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I wasn‘t familiar with the original story by Lovecraft, and I leave this graphic novel adaptation only somewhat aware of what that story was. I feel like I got it but I didn‘t fully understand it, which is a shame. The art is super creepy. #scarathlon #teamslaughter 2 pts for being on theme, #scaryscavengerhunt matte cover

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What Are You Afraid Of? | Alexandra Ivy
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Some of these answers are more of a “in certain situations” kind of thing... but here are some of my fears. Thanks @Clwojick for this game! #teamslaughter

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Spent the day at Library Journal‘s Day of Dialogue at Cambridge (MA) Public Library. GREAT day hearing about new books - and these are just the ones I‘m keeping! Tagged book will be great for #teamslaughter in #scarathlon... I‘ll see if I can get to it this month!

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Annie John: A Novel | Jamaica Kincaid
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Finished this short book yesterday. Well written coming of age story set in Antigua where each chapter reads like a short story or vignette. It all centers around the titular character and her changing relationship with her mother. #scarathlon #teanslaughter #book has nothing to do with team theme - 1pt. @Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid

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Haunted: A Novel | Chuck Palahniuk
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This is the library where I work, and it is definitely #haunted! #chillingphotochallenge @Clwojick #teamslaughter #scarathlon 1pt

LibrarianRyan So cool looking 1mo
Clwojick Oh my gosh - stunning! 1mo
Lauram Really!!???? Details, please. 1mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @Lauram the library was built by the wife in memory of her husband in 1883. They are both buried next to the building. People have seen her ghost in the balcony study area and up in the room at the top of the tower... books have randomly fallen off shelves.... we blame the ghost of Mrs Nevins. 1mo
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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Just finished this audio on my way home from work, and this is something that is going to stay with me. So powerful, lyrical, and honest.... a must read.

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Oh, don‘t mind me, just raiding the children‘s room shelves at work and getting ready to start #scarathlon tomorrow! Go #teamslaughter!

Clwojick Scary Stories to tell in the Dark!!! 1mo
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And I‘m on #TeamSlaughter! This is going to be fun! Is it October yet? #scarathlon @Clwojick

Clwojick I can't wait!!!!! 2mo
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Clwojick oooo! What a pretty Dracula edition. 😍 2mo
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