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Scochrane26

Joined December 2018

Hufflepuff Lucifer, Parks and Rec, Friends fan Travel & nature 💚
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The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie
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Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher
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Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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Finished this one tonight. I learned some about race, & it was an interesting mystery, although I had a guess about the killer early one. What is up with detectives/police and substance abuse? I guess this trope goes back a long way, even Holmes abuses cocaine. The main character is a flawed man, & there are times when he‘s frustrating, but he‘s a realistic character. I read this for book club, but I think I‘ll continue the series.

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The Thirteen Problems | Agatha Christie

I‘m glad Thanksgiving weekend is coming up because all my holds are coming in at once! I‘ll be busy with work & have weekend plans. I‘m reading Bluebird, Bluebird for book club on Monday, then 2 books came off hold, & another should be ready this weekend. I‘ve been waiting at least 2 months for the tagged book, but it‘s only available on my phone ☹️ I guess I‘ll try it, I can get a physical copy, but it‘s at a library where parking is difficult.

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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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I first heard about this book from my librarian, but I still was surprised about the tone of the book. It isn‘t going to be a favorite, but it was still good. A different combo of genres than I‘ve read before. A detective who needs some serious therapy, is drunk a lot, whines about her life, her sister, & not being magic. She‘s asked to solve a murder at her sister‘s magic school. What I didn‘t like-some repetition of her self-loathing thoughts.

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1. I procrastinate about everything, so sometimes I have a few days of doing other things instead of finishing a book. Usually happens when I‘ve started a new book & haven‘t gotten into it yet. Maybe a few times a year.
2. I rarely dnf a book. I can think of 3. I feel I have a high tolerance for horrific situations in books, but there‘s a few I just couldn‘t get past. I‘ve skimmed the ones I didn‘t finish.
@TheSpineView #two4tuesday

TheSpineView I have not tried skimming. Hmmm...🤔 2d
Scochrane26 @TheSpineView I like to know what happens at the end of a book, so that‘s the reason for the skimming. 2d
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Finally doing this one.
1. I haven‘t traveled out of the US, I‘ve never seen The Goonies, I had a major hiking accident
2. All the Bright Places, Hillbilly Elegy
3. Yes-I‘ve had more opportunities the last few years.
4. Too hot. @Alora #litsylearn

Alora Very neat that you went to Delia Owen‘s signing! 😍 Super jealous. 3d
Alora I‘m going to guess that the lie is you haven‘t travelled outside the us?! Thank you for playing!! 😁💙 3d
Scochrane26 @Alora you‘re right. I haven‘t been too far out of the US though, I have many places I want to travel to. 3d
Alora Awe I‘ve only been to a few places in the US and Northern Ontario. I‘m not well travelled at all 😭😂 3d
wanderinglynn “Goonies never say die!” (One of my favorite movies.) 3d
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Week 6 final check-in for #BFCr4:
This seemed like a good quote, something many of us struggle with.
Exercise—I have not hit my goals in this six weeks, but I have made an effort. Adjustment in work routine & other obligations have been a factor. I also need to make it more of a priority. I exercised 2 times this week. I did join the gym, so hopefully, the incentive of wasting money will motivate me.
17/10 books @wanderinglynn Thank you Lynn!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And great quote. Making an effort, taking a step is often the hardest part. So great job! 💜 3d
Emilymdxn Having motivation and doing more than nothing is such a big achievement and I know how hard it can be! You‘ve done great 💖 3d
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I wanted to read the tagged book before reading about the controversy over the similarities with Book Woman. I couldn‘t help comparing the 2 because of the subject & after learning about the similar plot lines. I really enjoyed The Giver of Stars until toward the end when i became less interested in a major plot line. There were a few times when Moyes seemed to point out something that was already obvious to the reader. 👇

Scochrane26 I felt the ending was too neatly tied up. I did enjoy the friendships, the 2 positive male characters, & the perspective of an outsider. The outsider made me think about my grandmother-she came from Ireland after WW2, settled in rural Ky w/ my gfa, & had an overbearing mother-in-law. As far as similarity w/ BW-there are some, esp 2 plot points, but I can see both authors putting those in for more drama. Overall, I felt they were 2 different books. 4d
Kdgordon88 Thanks for the review and comparison. I have Book Woman on my shelf and have been trying to decide if I need to read the other as well. Did you like one of them more than the other? 4d
Scochrane26 @Kdgordon88 I liked Book Woman better. I may be a little biased though, since I live in Ky & the author is from Ky. 4d
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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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1. Tagged, no audiobook for right now
2. Both. I like to read on weekend mornings. I read most nights.
2. Rainbow Rowell
@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads
 @PageTurner789

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Too many #bookhaul posts tonight. My dad got this book, but I‘ll read it, too. A highlight of the day for us was meeting a former University of Kentucky basketball coach. The Wildcats are a big deal in my area, & I remember first watching b-ball games with Dad when Hall was coach. He‘s elderly & not in good heath but was still there signing today.

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The Bourbon Thief | Tiffany Reisz
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Rest of my #bookhaul
Noah hypnotik-completes my collection of David Arnold‘s signed books.
Kerry Winfrey-we have a mutual ❤️of Rainbow Rowell
Tagged-Author writes mostly erotica, this one is more historical fiction.
Andrew Shaffer-husband of Reisz & author of Obama/Biden mysteries was there but didn‘t have any books that I don‘t already own. He‘s working on a horror story now. His idea for a 3rd Biden book has been derailed by the campaign.

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I‘ve been wanting to read the tagged book for awhile, but of course, I hadn‘t gotten around to it yet. So, i was really excited that the author was coming to the fair this year. Cinderella Sweeping up—hard to explain, but I have personal connections to the author‘s cousins, she is part of a long-time political family in Ky, & I liked her first book. I Am Not Nobody has true stories of women in Appalachia at the New Opportunity School for Women.

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I enjoyed the book fair today, even though I had limited time before going to a gender reveal party for my cousin (it‘s a girl). I spent more $ than at previous fairs, but they had a lot to choose from this yr. 🤷‍♀️
My parents, sister, I will all have a book for Christmas this year. I bought my mom the Christmas stories one, we got my sister The Pearl Brooch, & parents got me the tagged book. We got Dad one about a Ky WW1 veteran (he likes hx).

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This book of poetry was hard to find a couple of years ago, but I had just learned about the author & wanted to read some of her books. Started to read this morning; poetry is not usually my interest, but I‘ll try. I made a list for the book fair today, & surprisingly, there‘s much more NF on it than other genres.

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1. Can‘t remember if I collected toys, but I have a lot hot wheels. Cabbage patch kids, trolls, garbage pail kids were also big trends.
2. Yes
3. She-ra
4. Sixlets, Alexander the grapes, ice cream
5. Can‘t remember, but I‘ve always liked school pizza. 6. My street was behind the school, so I only had a fence separating our yard from the playground. I walked until 6th grade, when I had to start taking the bus. @nu-bibliophile #yourstory

nu-bibliophile I think pizza was one of the top favorites. 5d
Laughterhp I love sixlets!!! 5d
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The Memory of Old Jack | Wendell Berry
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1. November makes me think of the Kentucky book fair, & a main reason I heard about it & started going was to meet Wendell Berry. Tagged book is the first of his books I read, but it‘s not signed. I have a few others that are signed, plus I have met & read books by many other authors due to the book fair.
2. I have felt appreciated at work. I haven‘t always felt that at other jobs.
3. Yoga, reading
4. 1 living
5. 👍
@howjessreads #friyayintro

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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Had to look at past GR lists to find some of these answers. I went by page numbers listed in GR.
1. The Importance of Being Earnest 76 pages
2. The Fiery Cross 1443 pages
3. Anne of Green Gables
4. On kindle but the most recently published is The Art Of Theft
@ljuliel #bookquestion

ljuliel Wow, your longest is a whopper ! 6d
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I‘ve missed a lot on Litsy today because of work. I finished this book and really loved it. I was a big Little House fan when I was young, & my sister has the book series and loved the show. Listening to it was a great way to bring back memories since “Nellie” is reading it. She talks about serious issues, as well as stories from the prairie. I enjoyed the humor. TW-sexual abuse

Amiable I read this one a year or so ago -- I was surprised and amused by how funny Allison Arngrim is! She's the exact opposite of Nellie Oleson. ;) 6d
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I signed up for this swap! My family isn‘t connected to Iceland, but I have great memories of childhood & teens when my parents would usually let us open a gift on Christmas Eve, which would be a book. Or we got a book earlier in December when my church did a play & then Santa came to give out gifts. I still usually get at least one book for Christmas.
Go to @MaleficentBookDragon to sign up! #jolabokaflodswap

Addison_Reads My family and I started exchanging books and snacks on Christmas Eve and spending the day wrapped up at home reading. It's been wonderful and very low stress compared to previous holidays. 1w
Scochrane26 @Addison_Reads that sounds fun! We usually watch a movie or read books. 1w
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1. Yoga , reading, sometimes hot chocolate
2. To new followers & Littens @PageTurner789 @LoverOfLearning @Boooooks @Rachel_Anne789

@sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady #moonreflections

Meaw_catlady Yay yoga !! Blessings ! 🖤 1w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Final time for #24b4monday #mrbook1inamillion #LitsyPartyofOne @MrBook @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @Andrew65 @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid @Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano
20 hours 3 minutes—started & finished 1 book, finished 1 book, started another, listened to some audio

Megabooks Great job!! 1w
MrBook Most excellent!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😎🙌🏻 1w
Andrew65 That‘s brilliant. Well done and thanks for taking part. 👏👏👏😊👍🙌🍾 1w
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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Coates‘ books aren‘t quick reads, & I‘m sure I will think more about this one. I would benefit from having someone to discuss it with. I know some people haven‘t liked the magical realism element, but I did.
“Slavery was the root of all struggle. For it was said that the factories enslaved the hands of children, and that child-bearing enslaved the bodies of women, and that rum enslaved the souls of men.”
At 19 hours for #24b4monday

SamAnne I‘m a few weeks out from reading it but looking forward to this read. I‘ve not been drawn to magic realism in the past, but have been really struck by recent books—Exit West and Underground Railroad come to mind. Looking forward to this one! 1w
Scochrane26 @SamAnne I don‘t think I like this as much as Underground Railroad, although I‘m not sure I should compare them. You can tell it‘s researched & has a real-life historical figure who has always been a favorite of mine. I‘ll be interested in what you & others think. 1w
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UnidragonFrag I've heard a lot of mixed things about this one, but I like magical realism. 1w
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
Andrew65 Well done on completing it. 👏👏👏 1w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Eating some Halloween candy for a snack now that I‘ve finished The Water Dancer. #LitsyPartyofOne #mrbook1inaMillion #24b4monday @MrBook @Lynnsoprano @Alisnazzy @Rachel.Rencher @Andrew65

MrBook Now that‘s a reward! 😎🙌🏻 1w
Lynnsoprano You and me both! 😂 1w
Andrew65 Great plan. 1w
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Check-in for week 5 of #bfcr4: I had plans to exercise but the last 3 days, an unexpected later night at work & feeling tired derailed me. I did go inquire at the gym & got in a day there. Looked around at options in my area.
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wanderinglynn Hope this week doesn‘t see so many late days for you. 💜 And way to crush your book goal! 2w
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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So, I‘ve had this book on my table for a couple of mths. While my kindle was charging last night, I picked it up to read a little, not meaning to read more than a few pages. Hours later, I finished it. It was funny and creative. Liked the characters & the big family. Now at about 14.5 hours for #24b4monday don‘t think I‘ll hit 24 but maybe 20.
#mrbook1inamillion @MrBook @Andrew65 @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid @Rachel.Rencher

Andrew65 Love it when that happens. 2w
jb72 Fantastic! 2w
Rachel.Rencher I love the cover 2w
MrBook Hearing a lot about this book! 😎🙌🏻 2w
Scochrane26 @MrBook Yes, I‘ve seen it a lot on litsy, so I thought I‘d try it. 1w
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1. The Water Dancer, Confessions of a prairie bitch (audio)
2. “But you just call me Aunt Viola, because that is who I am to you.”
3. As usual, sugar-free koolaid and water.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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I did actually snack today while reading because I didn‘t want to stop long enough to cook lunch. Cheddar Chex mix & a few chocolate-covered banana chips & malted milk balls. The book took awhile to get into but then had a cliffhanger chapter that sucked me in. #24b4monday #LitsyPartyofOne #mrbook1inamillion @MrBook @Lynnsoprano @Alisnazzy @Rachel.Rencher

MrBook Mmmm, Chex Miiixxx. 🤤 2w
Megabooks Yum! 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Books for #24b4monday #Mrbook1inaMillion and #LitsyPartyofOne
I haven‘t made much progress on The Water Dancer this week so working on finishing it before library loan expires. Ditto for giver of stars. The other one is an audio I‘m starting. I don‘t snack a lot while reading but will find something tomorrow.
@TheReadingMermaid @jb72 @Andrew65 @MrBook @Lynnsoprano @Alisnazzy @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher

Eggbeater I want to read the Ta-Nehisi Coates! Let me know how you like it. 2w
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 2w
MrBook Niiice! Very glad you‘re joining the fun!!! ☺️🤗 2w
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1. I have 2 games I use with my therapy kids a lot. The Nurturing Game &the Ungame. They get them talking.
2. Ireland, where my grandmother was from
3. I‘ve doubled my GR goal.
4. Unsure of this one-maybe Stieg Larsson‘s millennium trilogy
5. What is your Harry Potter house?
@howjessreads #friyayintro

ljuliel I might be the only person left on earth that hasn‘t read Harry Potter, so I don‘t have a HP House 🏡 (edited) 2w
Scochrane26 @ljuliel it‘s ok that you haven‘t read the books. I never got on the bandwagon for twilight or 50 shades. Of course, those aren‘t very good, while HP is awesome. 2w
Scochrane26 I‘m Hufflepuff 2w
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ulrichyumiodd I‘m Slytherin/Ravenclaw. Old sorting vs new sorting on Pottermore 😅 I usually still say I‘m Slytherin, haha. 2w
MidnightBookGirl Ravenclaw! 2w
AmyK1 You‘re not the only one @ljuliel I haven‘t read them either so no house for me lol 2w
Bookjunkie57 Ravenclaw 2w
wanderinglynn Ravenclaw! 💙 2w
hes7 Gryffindor! 2w
TheBookHippie I‘ve never read them😱 2w
TheBookHippie @AmyK1 me either. 2w
ShelfRighteous Gryffindor! 2w
AmandaEve Ravenclaw! 2w
Bklover Ravenclaw! 2w
Scochrane26 @ljuliel @AmyK1 @TheBookHippie I think it‘s fine if you identify with a house even though you haven‘t read the books. They‘re mainly based on Myers-Briggs personalities. Gryffindor-brave, daring Hufflepuff-loyal, friendly (they have comfy chairs in their common room). Ravenclaw-smart Slytherin-ambitious 2w
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Thanks for tagging me @BlameJennyJane
1. This is always such a hard question. Love so many other Littens‘ answers. Maybe Oscar Wilde. Margaret Atwood. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Roxane Gay. For some humor, I‘d go with Andrew Shaffer.
2. I realized that the first 4 I listed have lots of opinions about feminism, so I‘d ask about that.
3. I‘m guessing about 200.
@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Megabooks Great authors!! 2w
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻💕 2w
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Finished this tonight. This might be the most educational & deep thinking celebrity memoir ever. I knew Union was raped by a stranger but didn‘t know the story. I was very interested in her views about race& her concern about her step-children. It was touching to know about her struggle with fertility. I didn‘t think some of the sex stories were necessary-I feel like celebrities overshare about sex. Very good on audio.

Rachel.Rencher I love Gabrielle Union, I'll have to pick this up now! Great review. 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You've convinced me. Stacking! 2w
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I‘m not a Star Wars fan, but one of my close friends is a huge fan. I went with her to Cincinnati tonight to meet Anthony Daniels & get the new book signed. He didn‘t talk long because he has an early flight. It was the shortest book signing I‘ve been to, but he was really nice. I forgot to take a pic of him.

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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates

Sorry for this political statement-I try to stay away from it on litsy. I‘m getting ready to go vote for governor of KY but have a sense of doom. Prob because potus invaded my city yesterday. And people went to his rally, which might be the only time the arena where my beloved Wildcats play basketball was filled w/ red instead of blue. So, I might need a happier book tonight.

Scochrane26 The current governor has been trying to cut health care, public ed, & teachers‘ pensions. He‘s made national news for his disrespect of teachers. 2w
SamAnne In my mid-sized town a well-funded real estate PAC has turned our Mayor's race into a million-dollar campaign. Their candidate doesn't want to invest in any more low-income housing for homeless. And she proposed a ban on homeless people from using city libraries!!! How can struggling people access a computer to look for jobs or affordable housing? Gah! 2w
Megabooks I absentee voted before Texas/surgery for governor and the other state offices. Bevin is vile and disgusting. 🤞🏻🤞🏻 for a Beshear victory. 2w
Scochrane26 @SamAnne that is so frustrating! @Megabooks I have seen posts from some republicans saying they‘ll vote for beshear. They‘ve been pointing out that our state houses will still be rep majority. But, a lot of people don‘t like beshear because of his dad. So we will see. I did see our current Lt governor talking to teen girls last week at school & was impressed that she continues to do her best job even when Bevin has treated her horribly. 2w
SamAnne Holy Moly! Watching tonight what is going down in Kentucky's election!
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One of my fave days of the year is coming up on Nov 16th—my annual day to fangirl over authors, especially the revered Wendell Berry. Thought I‘d share for those of you within driving distance of central KY. Tons of authors this yr, & while Mitch McConnell “co-authored” a book, he won‘t be there to ruin my day. Authors that will be there include: Gwenda Bond, David Arnold, Tiffany Reisz, Andrew Shaffer, Casey Cep, Kerry Winfrey, Adrian Matejka.

Megabooks I don‘t think I‘ll be ready to be up all day by then, but if I am, I‘d love to meet up! I‘ll just have to play it by ear with the spinal fusion. 3w
Scochrane26 @megabooks I‘m excited this year-there‘s some I wish were going to be there but didn‘t have books out this time. But, there‘s so many, I‘m going to have to make a list & save $. I think they‘ve expanded from ky authors. Maybe if you can‘t make it this time, you can go next yr! 3w
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Googled a pic of Fall in KY.
Week 4 check-in for #BFCr4: I went to yoga 1 day this week but due to a lot of rain/wind/cold & getting dark earlier, I didn‘t get any walks in. I don‘t enjoy walking outside once it‘s below about 60. My goal for today is to go sign up for a gym in my town. I haven‘t ever joined a gym, but this one is very affordable & I have friends who go to it. Tried to moderate the Fall treats. 12/10 books @wanderinglynn

Megabooks Definitely looks like fall in central Kentucky! 3w
Scochrane26 @Megabooks it didn‘t look like this the other day, when it went from downpour to winter cold & wind within 2 hours. I need to start raking leaves today while it‘s sunny. 3w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 I‘m also considering a gym membership because it gets dark here so early. 3w
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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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After hearing about this fun book on Litsy, I decided a light read is what I needed after all the mysteries of October. Enjoyed the suffragist storyline, the romance, & Annabelle‘s friends. Too bad the next one doesn‘t come out until next year.
Also, it‘s weird to not be posting multiple times a day & tagging #scarathlon for every post. 😂

hes7 Totally agree with the Scarathlon comment. 😆 3w
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I have Educated on audio & have listened to about 2 hours. But when I was cooking last night, I really wanted to start the tagged. I‘ve been on hold for weeks & don‘t think I‘ll get this one & Educated done in the time limit. I decided I‘d rather read the physical copy of Educated so will go back to it later when library hold comes in. It‘s interesting to hear about Union‘s experiences growing up in a mostly white school.

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1. Ice cream
2. Yes
3. 3 events—Kentucky Book Fair, Louisville Galaxycon, Thanksgiving
4. 5-6
5. Green
@howjessreads #friYAYintro

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It‘s going to be a long wait for this one, but I‘m really excited! August 18, 2020

swishandflick Oh I can't wait! 👏🏽 3w
LibrarianRyan There is a short story coming out either this month or next month in the series. 3w
Scochrane26 @LibrarianRyan yes, I pre-ordered it recently. 3w
AWildMandaPanda Same!! 4d
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The Witch Family | Eleanor Estes
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Sorry, I refuse to think about eating fish eyeballs or a frog. @Clwojick #scarathlon #teamslaughter

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Read a little more than I expected for #scarathlon
1. 18 total-1 GN, 2 comic volumes, 1 comic, 9 physical, 5 audiobooks
2. The Art of Theft
3. Didn‘t watch any
4. The song trivia and word search
5. Gave out treats to some kids
@Clwojick Thanks for being our very competitive team captain! #teamslaughter @TheReadingMermaid

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Also re-read Pumpkinheads tonight. I read it back in August, but I wanted to read it in season. I think this is my favorite moment. And my favorite pun is the sign that says “girls just wanna have fudge.” @Clwojick —book about Halloween #teamslaughter #scarathlon #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

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I liked this audiobook enough to finish it, but it‘s not the best Sherlock spin-off ever. I liked the concept & enjoyed the presence of Watson. The plot is good, but there are times where simple things are explained when they don‘t need to be. Most people reading this have probably read Sherlock books and mysteries before, so it doesn‘t need to be dumbed-down. There‘s a romance but not much chemistry. Overall, a good book. @Clwojick -mystery

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Halloween words- happy Halloween, spooky, vampire, boo, eve, pumpkin
Other words- air, cast, canal
Not sure I found all the Halloween words, but I‘ve always been good at word searches. @Clwojick #scarathlon

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Catching up after a busy work day & trick-or-treaters. Opened my #basicwitchswap package this morning but didn‘t have time to take pic or post. I‘m very excited about 2 new books, fun soap, the necklace, and the bat squeeze ball. The bat is adorable. I also use homemade soaps all the time, so I love the soap. Thank you, Nicole!! @PaperbackPirate @Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain thanks for hosting! @Clwojick #scarathlon

sprainedbrain Lovely! Happy Halloween! 🎃 3w
PaperbackPirate I‘m so glad you loved it all! I am overjoyed with my package but didn‘t have time for a good pic so I will post tomorrow! Happy Halloween! 🎃 3w
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Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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It started off pouring rain today, then went to sleet and winter temps within a couple of hours. Add high winds, & the results are less trick-or-treaters at my house this year. #scarathlon @Clwojick #teamslaughter #chillingphotochallenge #halloween

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Halloween Treats | Carolyn Haywood
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My favorite treat during the Fall but especially for Halloween. Didn‘t have time to get the icing just right but can improve later today.
Pumpkin cookies recipe: 2 cups flour, 1tsp baking powder, 1tsp baking soda, 1tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp salt
Mix & set aside
1cup sugar, 1/2 tsp shortening, 1 can pumpkin -cream together
1 egg, 1 tsp vanilla—add in
Mix in dry mixture. Chill to roll or drop directly on baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 min 👇

Scochrane26 Icing-8 oz cream cheese, 1 lb box of powdered sugar, 1 stick butter add food coloring if you want. @Clwojick #scarathlon #teamslaughter 3w
Bklover Thanks for the recipe! I think I‘ll mix up a batch a bit later today. 🧡 3w
Bklover Just verifying - it‘s only 1/2 tsp shortening? 3w
Scochrane26 @Bklover yes, I know it‘s weird. 3w
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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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“There was something irritatingly self-centered about the cat, Coraline decided. As if it were, in its opinion, the only thing in any world or place that could possibly be of any importance.”
Such a true statement about cats 😂 This book didn‘t scare me, even though the button eyes are creepy. Very good story. Another Gaiman checked off my tbr list. @Clwojick non-theme book for #teamslaughter #scarathlon #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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day 30–I started this last night, & it hasn‘t been scary yet. I know it‘s a kids‘ book, so I‘m hoping the button eyes don‘t give me a #nightmare. #chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick