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Dog Driven | Terry Lynn Johnson
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I really enjoyed this fun book! McKenna, 14 years old, races in an Ontario dog sled race at the request of her younger sister. Emma suffers from Stargardt disease- but what he‘s family doesn‘t realize is that McKenna is also losing her vision to this disease! A definite one-sitting read, this is perfect to read in your next #snowstorm! #DogsOfLitsy #NamasteNovember

OriginalCyn620 Cute pup! 🐶❤️ 10h
TorieStorieS @OriginalCyn620 Thanks!!! He always expects his modeling fee to be promptly paid after these poses! 10h
Eggs He is handsome!! 9h
TorieStorieS @Eggs Thanks!! 🤗🤗🤗 8h
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Bloodline | James Rollins
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Two fun new characters make this 8th installment of the Sigma Force series one of my favorites! Some key features of the shadowy Guild finally come to light making this an exciting read!

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Just Watch Me: A Novel | Jeff Lindsay
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Wowza!! Thanks, #NetGalley for the chance to check out Jeff Lindsay‘s newest anti-hero!! Riley Wolfe is charming- and a master of disguises and an expert thief! This book is just plain fun!! There are some echoing similarities with Dexter, but not in a bad way- honestly, I thoroughly enjoyed this from start to finish and absolutely cannot wait to see what he pulls off next!! I‘m excited to have a new series to follow!!

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Aw man- I wanted to love this one!!! So much so that I own two copies!!! The premise had me intrigued but I only felt relief to have to finish it! The book reads like an alternative history textbook and ultimately feels like a very long prologue to a sequel that doesn‘t seem to be forthcoming (not that I would read it!). At first I thought maybe writing in the book was slowing me down, but the author does nothing for character or plot development

TorieStorieS @babyruth2510 @CareBear @Owlizabeth What do you ladies think- I did write in this for you, but I can‘t in good conscience recommend this to anyone... should I pick a new book?? Send this one anyways along with a new book?? What do you think?? You are the only reason I didn‘t bail on it!! 1w
Cinfhen That‘s a shame 😞 1w
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen I know!!! I‘m so bummed!!! 1w
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Owlizabeth Oh goodness, I don‘t know! I‘d hate that you forced yourself to read it and mark it up for nothing. 1w
TorieStorieS @Owlizabeth I am definitely willing to include this and another book! 1w
AmyG I hate when an anticipated book disappoints me. 1w
babyruth2510 It‘s totally up to you. Sorry it was so disappointing. @TorieStorieS 1w
CareBear I leave it up to you too, whatever you feel best doing. I‘m comfortable with whatever lol 7d
TorieStorieS @AmyG I know!!! It‘s so disappointing!!! 7d
TorieStorieS @babyruth2510 @CareBear @Owlizabeth Hmmmm.... I will look at my shelves and think and let you know! 7d
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The Dream Daughter | Diane Chamberlain
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Wow!! I have loved Chamberlain‘s writing for years, but I have been trying to repress my binge-reading ways by going through her extensive backlog since my 2013 discovery of her more slowly... This one, last year‘s release, totally blew me away!! It‘s a different direction in some ways and had me totally hooked! I certainly didn‘t plan on listening to this whole book in a day!! But I loved it!! I laughed; I cried... wonderful!! #Audiocoloring

Crazeedi Gorgeous as usual my friend!❤❤❤❤ 2w
TorieStorieS Thanks, @Crazeedi !!! ☺️☺️☺️ 2w
Cinfhen Great review 2w
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TorieStorieS @Cinfhen Thanks!!! 🤗🤗🤗 2w
Soubhiville Wow pretty! 2w
TorieStorieS @Soubhiville Thank you!! 😊😊😊 2w
Sace Just beautiful! 1w
TorieStorieS @Sace Thanks!! ☺️☺️☺️ 1w
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I chose this #NonFiction book about the Thula Thula game reserve in #SouthAfrica for this month‘s #ReadAroundTheWorldChallenge. While the introduction and rehabilitation of a group of elephants is the focus here- all kinds of other wildlife is included as well as some of the social and political pressures involved with the reserve. This is fascinating- but I definitely didn‘t plan on sobbing through the end on my #AudioColoring!

k.reads.5 Wow, this sounds incredibly interesting! And gorgeous coloring! 2w
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 Thanks!!! I definitely recommend this one!! 2w
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Gallows Court | Martin Edwards
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This is my November real-life book club choice, & though this one won the unanimous vote, I really wanted to bail on it! The characters are all unlikable; the plot holds only one surprise. The scenes skip around disjointedly which only makes it harder to connect with this book! I thought this sounded fun, but there‘s literally nothing fun at all here! I hate to write a bad review, but hopefully that it will lead to a lively book club discussion!

cathipink Sorry this was a blerg book, but I love your shirt/blanket/fabric behind it 🙂 2w
TorieStorieS @cathipink Thanks!! It‘s a t-shirt! Gotta sport some #bookwear! ☺️ 2w
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The Dog I Loved | Susan Wilson
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I have read a few of Wilson‘s books in the past, so I knew to have tissues on hand and to have Brody close by while reading this #NetGalley pick! Split between two women, this brings together a veteran and a convicted felon, and the dog that brings them together -plus an almost mythic dog! Entertaining and emotional, I am not #sorry that I read this one! #Movember #DogsOfLitsy

Megabooks What a cutie!! 😍 2w
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Crazeedi Hi sweet puppy!!🐶🐶 2w
Cinfhen I have a feeling this book will appeal to lots of readers 🐶🐾♥️ 2w
TorieStorieS @Crazeedi He wags his tail back!! 🤣🤣 2w
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen I think it definitely will- plus, the veteran angle makes this my #SoldierStory for the winter #Booked2019! 😃 2w
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Excellent ♥️ 2w
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen only three more to go!! 2w
AmyG Thank you, sweet friend, for your birthday wishes and bookmarks. 😘 2w
TorieStorieS @AmyG I‘m so glad it made it to you safely!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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@Graciouswarriorprincess - thank you so much for the amazing #FallBookSwap package!! I didn‘t see any other boxes opened yesterday, so I started to get nervous that I broke the rules and opened early!! So excited for the books and the goodies too!! Plus the totes are both so fun!! And I‘m a sucker for a good pen pouch!! Thank you!!!

And thanks to @MyBookSwapClub for organizing!!

Mitch Mike n Ikes - ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2w
LibrarianRyan Nice! 2w
TorieStorieS @Mitch I know- and they are in all new flavors! I have a feeling my husband will be opening these as soon as he sees them in the candy hiding spot!🤣🤣🤣 2w
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TorieStorieS @LibrarianRyan I‘m excited for so many of my new books!! 2w
Graciouswarriorprincess @TorieStorieS I am so glad that you like everything! This was fun and I love all the bookmarks that you made for me! I am finally starting to feel better from the flu after being sick for four days! Happy reading!! 2w
TorieStorieS So sorry that you were sick!! But I‘m glad you liked your box, too!! I had fun putting it together!! ☺️☺️☺️ 2w
Texreader Little Fires is a great book 2w
TorieStorieS @Texreader I have heard such good things! I‘m looking forward to reading it!!😃😃😃 2w
MyBookSwapClub Hey!!! It seems not many people share the pics. Lovely gifts and books. Glad you feel better @Graciouswarriorprincess and it's always a pleasure :) (edited) 2w
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The Guinevere Deception | Kiersten White
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It‘s been a while since I‘ve read a King Arthur re-telling and this is something of a #GirlGoneWild version- all from Guinevere‘s POV- although as the title implies, this isn‘t the Guinevere you‘re used to! There are enough fun twists on the original that breaths fresh and fun life into this first installment! Definitely looking forward to the sequel already!! #Movember

MrBook Nice review! 2w
Cinfhen Sounds fun 2w
TorieStorieS @MrBook Thanks!!! ☺️☺️☺️ 2w
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen I enjoyed it! I think it‘s a #BOTM add-on for this month, too! 2w
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1922 | Stephen King
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This one was probably a mix between a pick and so-so for me... I listened to it, but I‘m sure this novella is #Under200Pages. If you are skeeved out by rats, skip this one! If rats don‘t bother you, then it may not be the creepiest King story... I hear there‘s a film adaptation so I may check that out next time I am home alone!! #GratefulReads #AudioColoring

OriginalCyn620 Then I think I‘ll be skipping this one! 😝 (edited) 2w
Bookish.SAM I keep seeing the adaptation on Netflix (I think)... wasn‘t aware of the 🐀 thing... I‘m not a fan! Might have to reconsider it. 2w
MrBook Great film! 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ll be skipping 😱 🐁 🤣 2w
TorieStorieS @OriginalCyn620 @Alwayscoolwb @Bookish.SAM I haven‘t seen the movie, but the rats are a big part of the audiobook!! Happy to have warned you!! 🤣 2w
TorieStorieS @MrBook Thanks- my husband hates scary movies so I‘m adding it to my watch list for the next time he‘s away! 😂 2w
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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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I didn‘t expect to finish this #chunkster before my short audiobook, but this captured my attention completely! I really enjoyed Chbosky‘s homage to Stephen King. There are many nods in that direction but it still manages to feel fresh & completely engaging! I am anxious to discuss the ending, @sprainedbrain ! I had been #LookingForwardToReading this one since I first heard of it! And it made for great #NightReading #GratefulReads #NamasteNovember

sprainedbrain I think I‘m going to finish tonight if I can stay awake. I‘m so glad you loved it! I‘m so hooked on it, it was very hard to concentrate at work yesterday and today! 😂 3w
Erofan Great photo! 👍😍 3w
k.reads.5 Awesome, so glad you loved it! 3w
Linsy Love that picture!! 2w
TorieStorieS @Erofan @Linsy Thanks!!! ☺️☺️☺️ 2w
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1. Imaginary Friend (physical) 1922 (listening)
2. The Other Daughter
3. 26 completed!
4. The Guinevere Deception ARC

#scarathlon #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid Woop woop 🙌 that's fantastic!!! 40 points 🧟‍♀️ 3w
TorieStorieS @TheReadingMermaid Thanks!!!☺️☺️☺️ 3w
Crazeedi @TorieStorieS THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for pointing out my return address sticker! I CANNOT believe I didnt see that, and I've been using them for a couple months! OMG!!! I am so stupid not to have seen! And several of my letters that I've gotten have wrong zip. Thank you thank you thank you Torie ❤❤❤❤ 3w
TorieStorieS No problem!! The post office caught it when I sent your LitsyLoveSwap package!!! @Crazeedi 3w
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All Hallows' Eve: 13 Stories | Vivian Vande Velde
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Wow!!! Thank you, @Alfrazier21 for this amazing #AllHallowsReadSwap box!!! You fit so much stuff in there!!! And I am so excited for all three of these books from my wishlist!!!! Today‘s been the best Halloween ever (despite the snow)!!! Thank you for organizing, @MaleficentBookDragon Happy Halloween!!!🎃🎃🎃

Alfrazier21 Yay!! I am so happy it made it to you and that you liked everything 😁 Sorry again about my confusion! Happy reading! 👻 🎃 3w
TorieStorieS @Alfrazier21 No worries!! It added to the fun of today!!!! I love it all!! Thank you!!!! 🎃❤️🎃❤️🎃 3w
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All Hallows' Eve: 13 Stories | Vivian Vande Velde
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It arrived, @Alfrazier21 !!! And I was able to just dig right in!!! Those spooky bugs gave me a scare! And the yummy treats look delicious!! Excited to open the rest!! Also- I love the towels!!! #AllHallowsReadSwap

lele1432 That towel is so cool! 3w
TorieStorieS @lele1432 Thanks!!! I have two other towels with ravens on them that will look great with this one!! 3w
Alfrazier21 Haha I had to have at least one trick in there 🕷 🐜 🐛 I loved that towel! Glad it will go well with your others! 3w
TorieStorieS @Alfrazier21 It is perfect!!! And yes!!! I‘m saving them to pass along for a trick on Halloween 2020!! 🤣🤣🤣 3w
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NIGHTMARES | Donna Jean McDunn
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Ohmigoodness!!! @Bookzombie I can‘t believe this much awesomeness fit into one box!!!! I‘m so excited for all of these books from my list!!! Amazing!!! And fun list paper for new bookish lists!! Cute socks, too!! Thank you so much for your generosity!!!! Happy Halloween!!! #NightmareSwap

LibrarianRyan tHAT LITTLE MUMMY I S SO CUTE. 3w
TorieStorieS @LibrarianRyan I know!! It‘s a dog toy and Brody is loving it!! He was convinced something in all these swap boxes was surely for him, so I am thankful he was included!! 🤣🎃🤣 3w
Bookzombie I‘m so happy you like it! I was pretty proud of myself when I used my Tetris skills on the box. 🤓 I‘m glad Brody loves the toy! 3w
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TorieStorieS @Bookzombie You must be a Tetris pro!!! I need to take some spatial reasoning classes from you!! 🤣🤣🤣 3w
Gissy Nice!🎃🖤🖤🖤🖤 3w
TorieStorieS I know!! It‘s been a day like Christmas- snow plus all this great stuff!!! @Gissy 3w
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NIGHTMARES | Donna Jean McDunn
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Wow, @Bookzombie - beautiful Halloween wrapping!! We are enjoying some of these peanut M&Ms right away, and Brody loves the mummy!!! I‘m tearing in now!!! #NightmareSwap

Gissy 😍🖤🖤🖤 3w
Bookzombie Yay! Happy Halloween! 3w
TorieStorieS @Bookzombie Thank you!!!! 3w
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#BasicWitchSwap Wowza!!! Thank you so much, @slightlyfoxed for this generous and totally on-theme swap box!!! I can‘t wait to dive into the teas- but the packaging is so pretty!!! And SOOO many books from my wishlist!!! I can‘t wait to get reading!!!

Meaw_catlady Wow!! So lovely ! And witchy! The packaging is so gorgeous! 🖤🖤 3w
sprainedbrain What a great package! Happy Halloween! 🖤🎃 3w
AmyG I got the ouija board bookmark for someone for a swap...it‘s so lovely.🖤🎃 (edited) 3w
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TorieStorieS Thanks so much for organizing, @sprainedbrain and @Meaw_catlady !!! 3w
TorieStorieS @AmyG I love it- and I got two bookmarks from there (but from different people!) I will have to check out The Bookish Den! 3w
slightlyfoxed Yay! I hope you enjoy everything! Like I said, I tend to go hard with themes, for better or worse 🙈. 3w
TorieStorieS @slightlyfoxed I love it all!!! The pins, stickers- journal!! Everything!! Thank you- I hope you enjoy your box, too!! 3w
monalyisha @slightlyfoxed This looks like such a thoughtful, bad-ass package! Great job! 3w
TorieStorieS I‘m so happy with everything!!! @monalyisha 3w
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#BasicWitchSwap Look at this gorgeous wrapping and black and gold theme!! I can‘t wait to tear in, @slightlyfoxed !!! That tote is so fun!!!

Meaw_catlady Lovely! 🖤 3w
monalyisha Adore the tote! 3w
TorieStorieS @monalyisha Me too!!! Everything is so perfect!!! 3w
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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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It was close between this one and The Institute... but since I‘m hoping to finish listening to his 1922 today, I am going with my #BOTM add on! Will I finish this chunkster in just one day?? Doubtful, but the very non-Halloween spirit snow is giving me the incentive to do nothing but read!! 🤣🤣🤣
@sprainedbrain I know you‘re reading this too- so it‘s an impromptu Buddy Read!! Looking forward to comparing notes with you!! Thanks to all Littens!!

sprainedbrain Awesome! Looking forward to comparing thoughts. 🖤 3w
Cinfhen Wow!!! Snow and a #Chunkster ‼️‼️‼️‼️Enjoy 3w
NeedsMoreBooks Great! Looking forward to your view 🎃 3w
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TorieStorieS @Cinfhen It should be a good day!!! Though I feel bad for the trick-or-treaters today!!! 3w
TorieStorieS @NeedsMoreBooks Thanks!!! I‘m enjoying it so far!! 3w
k.reads.5 Awesome, hope you enjoy! 3w
JacqMac Ugh! It‘s snowing here, too. Enjoy the book. I hope you like it as much as I did. 3w
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 @JacqMac Thanks!!! I‘m totally hooked!!! 3w
StellarDoc I got it as an add-on too! Just need to find time to read it! 3w
TorieStorieS @StellarDoc I‘m looking forward to seeing what you think of it!! We are going away for the weekend, so I probably should‘ve gone with a more travel-sized read... but I‘m really enjoying it!! 3w
OriginalCyn620 Can‘t wait to hear what you think of this one! 😊 3w
TorieStorieS @OriginalCyn620 I‘m only 125 pages in, but am really absorbed now! No trick-or-treaters yet, but we had to salt and shovel just in case the love of candy drives them out in the snow!! 3w
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Scavenger Hunt | Christopher Pike
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#TeamStoker #ScaryScavengerHunt
I wasn‘t the best at tagging these as they happened, but here they are!
🎃200+ pgs- Under The Water
🎃Halloween- Twisted River
🎃Black- Lovemurder
🎃Pumpkin- Pumpkinheads
🎃Witch- The Furies
🎃#- Seven Crows
🎃Vampire- Ghoster (spiritual vampires)
🎃Matte- Nothing To See Here
🎃Zombie- Slash
🎃Death- The Death of Mrs. Westaway
🎃Series- The Killing Lessons
🎃Scares Me- The Body

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
TorieStorieS @TheReadingMermaid- I think because I didn‘t post these at the time, our team points may not be correct- I think I only had three of these tagged in their original posts as part of the hunt- does that matter?? I know points have been close!! 3w
TheReadingMermaid Would you like to compare notes? 📃🧐 I currently have you at 349. Is that what your notes say too sweetie? 3w
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TorieStorieS Oh- I just wasn‘t sure if scavenger hunt points were counted twice? Once for the post and then again for being completed? Does that make sense? But I trust your point totals, @TheReadingMermaid !! 🥰🥰🥰 3w
TheReadingMermaid Oh okay. Yeah if you posted each book individually than you got a point for the post and then you got the points for the books. if you posted them all at once then you get one point for the post and then all the points for the books together. Does that make sense? 3w
Chrissyreadit What did you think of The Body? 3w
TorieStorieS @TheReadingMermaid Thanks for the explanation!!! Just wanted to make sure I wasn‘t letting our team down!!! 🎃 3w
TorieStorieS @Chrissyreadit I did!! But I definitely would recommend not reading it all in one go- less scary to read about all that can go wrong over a longer period of time! 🤣 3w
TheReadingMermaid Not at all sweetie you've done an amazing job this month!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 3w
TorieStorieS @TheReadingMermaid ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️ 3w
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Calling all Littens!! I tagged a bunch of you all, but I am looking for everyone‘s help!!! It‘s a real #BookMergency!! I didn‘t anticipate reading my whole October TBR and now I need some help picking my bonus book- which of these should be my Halloween read???? 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃 #TeamStoker

sprainedbrain I‘m reading Imaginary Friend right now, and it‘s very Halloween appropriate! I can‘t wait to read the SK, though, so maybe I choose that one. 🎃 3w
TheReadingMermaid I have read both Howloween and Will Haunt You and neither one of them really blew my skirt up. I vote 3w
AsYouWish I vote for either The Institution or Imaginary Friend, I haven‘t read either one, but they both caught my attention. 3w
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TorieStorieS @sprainedbrain Thanks!!! I‘m definitely getting to all of these...someday!! We will have to compare notes on both!! 3w
sprainedbrain @TorieStorieS I don‘t think you could go wrong with these choices. I‘m hoping to finish Imaginary Friend by tomorrow night, but it‘s such a long book! 3w
TorieStorieS @TheReadingMermaid 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 I‘m sorry your skirt stayed unruffled for both of those... last year I read the Hocus Pocus book for Halloween and it was also a disappointment! 🤷‍♀️ 3w
TorieStorieS @AsYouWish No rules I‘m voting for more than one!! 🤣 both of them are getting a tally mark! 🎃🎃🎃 3w
Cinfhen I feel like SK will not disappoint!! Happy Halloween 👻 3w
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen He never does!! I‘m also listening to 3w
Cinfhen I never heard of that one!! Who does the narration?? 3w
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen I think it must be a novella (under 6 hours long) and read by Craig Wasson. I started it while getting ready this morning but it‘s interesting so far! 3w
tessavi I loved The Institute and want to read Imaginary Friend. I don't know the other ones. 3w
Cinfhen I like short audios!! 3w
TorieStorieS @tessavi Thanks!! Those seem to be the front runners!! 3w
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen I do too- though SK is the King of long audiobooks, too! I listened to the 45+ hours of IT a few Halloween‘s ago and it is still one of my favorite of all audiobooks!!🎈 3w
NeedsMoreBooks I suck at horror. But I heard good things about Imaginary Friends 3w
Lovesbooks87 The Haunted was good and it wasn‘t a thick book! 3w
k.reads.5 My vote is for Imaginary Friend even though I haven't read it yet or the others, sorry lol! Hope you enjoy whatever you do decide to read! 3w
OriginalCyn620 For Halloween, you can‘t go wrong with Stephen King! 3w
Craftylikefox Oh! I vote the Institute. Although Imaginary Friend would be a close second 3w
Eggs Thanks for tagging me😘😘 I haven‘t read any of these. I have read a lot of Stephen King tho/he‘s a sure bet 3w
Jas16 I haven‘t read any of them but there has been a lot of Litsy love for The Institute. 3w
Stacypatrice I‘ve heard great things about “Imaginary Friend.” 3w
JacqMac The Institute and Imaginary Friend are both fantastic. 3w
StellarDoc I haven't read any of these, but The Institute and Imaginary Friend are both on my TBR. 3w
TorieStorieS @Lovesbooks87 Thanks!! I was also thinking the second row all had a better chance of being completed in one day! 🤣 3w
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 Thanks!! That one is a front runner for sure in this impromptu poll!! I‘m going to read all of them though... eventually! 3w
TorieStorieS @OriginalCyn620 Thanks!!! I am listening to one of his audiobooks now too!! You are definitely right!! 3w
TorieStorieS @Craftylikefox Thanks!!! Those two definitely are getting the most Litsy love!!! 3w
TorieStorieS @Eggs Thanks!! He‘s for sure a Halloween go-to!!! 3w
TorieStorieS @Jas16 Thanks!! I know!! I‘m leaning towards that one... or 3w
TorieStorieS @Stacypatrice Thanks!!! I‘m probably going with that one!! 3w
TorieStorieS @JacqMac Thanks!! I‘m torn between them too!! 3w
TorieStorieS @StellarDoc Thanks!!! I‘m going to go with.... 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TorieStorieS that one sounds good!!! 3w
TorieStorieS @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m liking it so far!!! 3w
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I didn‘t expect another one-sitting read in one day (miserable weather here is perfect for reading)!This #KindleUnlimited title hooked me with its description involving identical twins (one is even named Elizabeth!🤣). It‘s a compelling read with a longish introduction. But past that, the real #nightmare begins. @Stacypatrice I‘d send this to you if I had a physical copy! I‘m curious to see what you think! #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker 11pts

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ljuliel I‘m glad you found a book you liked so much. I was writing to ask if you think your reading speed has increased any with your Oasis ? I just bought one last week, and have noticed I get through books a bit faster with it. I think it might be the handy buttons to turn the pages. It seems to be faster than the swiping the page with my old Kindle. And with KU , it‘s nice to find a hidden gem that might not get lots of advertisement elsewhere ! 3w
ericarobynreads Yesss!! I loved this one as well! 3w
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Stacypatrice @TorieStorieS - It sounds fantastic!!!! 3w
TorieStorieS @ljuliel I do love my oasis!!! It‘s by far my favorite of all of the kindles!! I‘m not sure if my reading speed has increased... I‘ve always been a pretty fast reader! I try to read at least one KU title a month- going to try to increase that for 2020 though! 3w
TorieStorieS @ericarobynreads I‘m so glad!!! 3w
TorieStorieS @Stacypatrice I think you would like it!! 3w
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The Other Daughter | Shalini Boland
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Thanks, #NetGalley, for this one-sitting read!! This page turner surrounds every parent‘s worst #nightmare- the abduction of their child. Told in past and present, the plot delivers suspense, twists and genuine shocks! Nothing #supernatural here, but it was a real #treat to read!! #TeamStoker 11pts #ChillingPhotoChallenge #FallIsBooked #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge

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#TeamStoker Halloween This or That!!

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Anything for You | Saul Black
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Wowza! I enjoyed this third installment of the Valerie Hart series even more than its sequel! It starts a bit slowly, skipping around in time and main character, but soon it becomes a page turner that demands you clear your calendar to read!! There are bodies here, but not in the #Graveyard and the monsters are hidden in plain sight! #TeamStoker 11pts #Spooktober Thank you, #NetGalley!

Eggs Great photo and love the black pumpkin 🎃🖤 3w
TorieStorieS @Eggs Thanks!! It was a fun acquisition last year!! 🎃🎃🎃 3w
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The Haunting of Maddy Clare | Simone St. James
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I think I had too high of expectations for this one... I was looking for a creepy audiobook for some October chills, and though this was certainly entertaining from start to finish, the plot‘s a bit predictable and I never felt frightened... Still, the time period of post WWI England shines here and I can see many being satisfied with this ghost story! #Purple #AudioColoring #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker 11pts

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Lovemurder | Saul Black
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This is definitely a strong sequel to The Killing Lessons! But it lacks some of the immediacy of the first book and I figured out who the killer was WAY early on! While the first one is definitely #AScaryBook, this is more interesting than frightening. Still I did enjoy it quite a bit! #FallIsBooked #TeamStoker 11pts #24B4Monday 11.5 hrs of 24

Andrew65 Going well! 👍😊🙌 4w
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The Weight of Lies | Emily Carpenter
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There‘s plenty of #Death in this enthralling audiobook! Meg‘s mother is a famous horror novelist and Meg decides to dig into the real events that spurred her mother‘s most famous novel, Kitten. The plot takes surprising turns and captures your attention from start to finish! Plus, it‘s wonderfully performed! #AudioColoring #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker 4hrs of 24hrs #Scarathlon #24B4Monday 11 pts

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TorieStorieS @TheReadingMermaid is 31 points right? 5x4 for reading during the marathon and then 11 for the book? 4w
TheReadingMermaid Actually I'm not going to tally up the points for hours until the very end when everybody puts in their final scores. So this would only be for reading the book. 4w
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TorieStorieS Okeydokey- thanks for clarifying, @TheReadingMermaid 😃 4w
TheReadingMermaid No problem darlin 😘 4w
Linsy Beautiful! 💚 4w
TorieStorieS @Linsy Thanks!!!! I do love to color!!! 4w
k.reads.5 Loved this book so much! And great coloring! 4w
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 Thank you!! Yes- so glad you liked it too! 4w
Andrew65 A great time so far 👏👏👏 4w
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This is actually a re-read for me, though this #Thriller definitely felt fresh and had me hooked with realistic characters, some gory murders and short chapters that made it easy to say “just one more...” It‘s the first in a series by one of my favorite authors (this is actually Glen Duncan) - and here‘s my newest #FavoriteFallCandle! #Candle #TeamStoker 11pts #ChillingPhotoChallenge #FallIsBooked #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge

CoffeeCatsBooks Love the candle! 4w
TorieStorieS @CoffeeCatsBooks Thanks so much!! The smell is called Acorn Spice! 4w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool pic!! Love the candle! 4w
Stacypatrice I‘m reading this too. It‘s my “work break” book 😃 4w
TorieStorieS @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 Thanks!! It was a total impulse buy at Homegoods over the summer while shopping for my dad! 4w
TorieStorieS @stacypatrice What a fun coincidence!!! I‘m about a quarter through the sequel now and really enjoying it, too!! 4w
Stacypatrice There is a sequel? 4w
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TorieStorieS @Stacypatrice And a third one comes out next month! 4w
Stacypatrice @Torie - I‘ve stacked them all 😂 4w
Callemarie I'd love to read this series. I listened to this one on audio but I know I'd have s different experience I'd I read it Instead. 3w
TorieStorieS @Callemarie I know what you mean! I feel like some books really are better read, though I love audiobooks too! 3w
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Little Miss Giggles (UK) | Roger Hargreaves
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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1. Nope!
2. I plan my books out month by month - and if I exceed my goals, then I‘m a mood reader! Right now, I have five titles left on my October reading plan!
3. Hot tea! Maybe wine at the end of the night! I just bought some pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds too!
4. Night owl!
5. This is my first official experience officially joining in a readathon!
6. Spooky!! Mystery/Thriller/Horror
#Scarathlon #TeamStoker

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There are plenty of #Bones of #Ancestors uncovered here in the seventh installment of the Sigma Force series! It‘s an exciting addition with set up for more adventure ahead! My favorite new character? An Australian Cattle Dog who steals the show! #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker 11pts #ScreanathonPhotoChallenge #DogsOfLitsy

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Scrambling | A.V. Laudon
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Witch🎃Pumpkin🎃Treat🎃Costume🎃Mummy🎃Fun🎃Fright🎃Bat🎃Decorations🎃Boo🎃Goblin🎃 Trick🎃Candy🎃Mask🎃Skeleton🎃Ghost🎃Full Moon🎃Spider🎃Silly🎃Party

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon

TheReadingMermaid Great job sweetheart 40 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
TorieStorieS @TheReadingMermaid Thanks! I love word scrambles!!! 1mo
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#GuessThisHorror, #TeamStoker! Don‘t forget the spoiler tag!! 🎃🎃🎃

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The Mailbox: A Novel | Marybeth Whalen
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Back from the Silobration and got everything all ready last night for the post office once it stops raining today!! #BasicWitchSwap #NightmareSwap #AllHallowsReadSwap #FallBookSwap #LitsyLoveSwap

MyBookSwapClub You my friend is so well organised 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
Meaw_catlady That is quite the stack!!! Good luck at the post office!! 🖤 1mo
Linsy That looks amazing! 1mo
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LibrarianRyan Yeahhh. That is one mighty stack. 1mo
TorieStorieS @MyBookSwapClub Hahahahaha! I try! ☺️ 1mo
TorieStorieS @Meaw_catlady I know!! I‘m trying to find a sturdy and large enough bag to get them all in one trip! 😂😂😂 1mo
TorieStorieS @Linsy Thanks!!! 😊😊😊 1mo
TorieStorieS @LibrarianRyan Clearly I had no control over this latest batch of swaps!!! 🎃🥳🎃 1mo
LibrarianRyan @TorieStorieS Amen. I think I did 4. I think. I didn't mail them all at once and have only received 2 so I can not remember. 1mo
TorieStorieS @LibrarianRyan hahahahaha- I am glad I‘m not the only one!!! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!!! 🖤🖤🖤 1mo
Gissy Wow!😱 1mo
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All About Evie | Cathy Lamb
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I hate to pan a #NetGalley book- especially one that I feel like is so targeted so book lovers... but I wish that I had bailed on this one rather than plodding on all through the redundant scenes, details that didn‘t matter and the meandering telling rather than showing style. Evie may be #haunted by her premonitions but I‘m haunted by the time I wasted with this one! #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker 6pts #Scarathlon

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4thhouseontheleft Too bad! I have definitely read some NetGalley duds too. 1mo
TorieStorieS @4thhouseontheleft I have too- but this one seems like it was made for book lovers....☹️ 1mo
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bookaholic1 Too bad Cathy Lamb is a big favorite of mine 1mo
TorieStorieS @bookaholic1 Which of hers is your favorite? I‘m always willing to give another chance to a writer! 1mo
bookaholic1 @TorieStorieS Julia's Chocolates was the book that got me hooked to her 1mo
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And the Trees Crept In | Dawn Kurtagich
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The audio production of this spooky story is truly excellent and really adds to the overall eerie quality of the story. It‘s not so much a #Bloody story and sort of a #GhostStory but feels original. The plot twists a bit too much at times- and as much as I appreciated the sound effects, creepy whispering behind the narration, I wished that I had a physical copy too. #AudioColoring #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker 3pts #FallIsBooked

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Thanks, #NetGalley, for the fast and fun read! A haunted inheritance and the third book that I‘ve read this month to include the nursery rhyme about “One for sorrow/Two for joy/Three for a girl/Four for a boy...” The story is a straightforward one and while the characters aren‘t complex, this is entertaining and the plot definitely holds some surprises as it unfold across generations. #TeamStoker 3pts #Scarathlon

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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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Thanks, #NetGalley for the chance to read Jewell‘s latest! This is family drama & mystery as Libby comes into her inheritance & uncovers the truth behind her parentage. Told in varying perspectives, this page turner is hard to set aside! The characters all come to life & I wish there was more- I didn‘t want the story of these #wicked adults to end! There is more than one #skeleton here! #FallIsBooked #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker 3pts

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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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Wow- I had been looking forward to reading my October #BOTM, but I really wasn‘t expecting to read it in just one sitting! This is a quirky book that I couldn‘t tear myself away from as Lillian bonds with these twin stepchildren of an old friend! It‘s unique and lovely and captivating from start to finish! #Pumpkin #FallIsBooked #TeamStoker 3pts #Scarathlon

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TorieStorieS @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you enjoy it, too!! 🎃🎃🎃 1mo
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OriginalCyn620 Love the decorations! 🎃 1mo
TorieStorieS @OriginalCyn620 Thank you!!! 🎃🎃🎃 1mo
k.reads.5 Great review, glad you enjoyed it! I definitely want to check this out since the story line sounds so unique! 1mo
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 It‘s definitely a unique read that I enjoyed- and I hope you do, too! 😊 1mo
LiteraryinLititz Just finished this and I agree with you completely! 2w
TorieStorieS @LiteraryinLititz Thanks- I saw your review too! Glad you also loved it!! ☺️ 2w
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Ghoster | Jason Arnopp
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Thanks, #NetGalley for the chance to read Arnopp‘s book! It‘s a great one for October (and is also something of a Litsy anniversary for me, as his impressive debut novel was my first Litsy post!). This second novel is a fast-paced, modern and somehow still traditional horror novel that will have you thinking about addiction, your phone and dark futures... #TeamStoker 3pts #Scarathlon

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#TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid sorry for the state of these circles! 🤣🤣🤣 5pts

TheReadingMermaid No worries 😊 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Slash | Hunter Shea
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This is my first experience with Shea‘s writing- and I‘m sure it won‘t be my last (it looks like many of his earlier titles are available through KindleUnlimited)! I enjoyed this straightforward horror novel! With a high body count, lots of gore and some fun dialogue, this action-packed book makes for a quick and perfect October read! Thanks, #NetGalley! 3 pts #Scarathlon #TeamStoker

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RiverKScottWrites Oooh sounds great! 1mo
TorieStorieS @RiverKScottWrites Thanks- if you read it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 🤗 1mo
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RiverKScottWrites @TorieStorieS It‘s and arc, right? Are the other ones as good? 1mo
TorieStorieS @RiverKScottWrites It comes out 10/24! I haven‘t read anything else yet by Shea- but I‘m looking forward to catching up on his backlog! 1mo
Gissy Love that hand candle holder? 😍 1mo
TorieStorieS @Gissy Thanks- it‘s one of my favorite decorations too! 👏🎃🎃👏🖐 1mo
Gissy It is unique! 1mo
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Since finishing August‘s BOTM, I have been looking forward to catching up on Ware‘s backlog! Luckily, one of my in-person book clubs chose this one for October! I could barely stand to put this one down! It‘s a definite page turner- and one that I enjoyed reading by the light of the almost #FullMoon last night! A great October read! #ChillingPhotoChallenge #Scarathlon #TeamStoker 3 pts

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TorieStorieS @TheReadingMermaid That was so fast!!! 1mo
TheReadingMermaid Haha I just jumped on right now 😉 1mo
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Gissy Nice photo!❤️ 1mo
TorieStorieS @Gissy Thanks!!! I love my fall crows!! 😊 1mo
Clwojick Great photo! 1mo
TorieStorieS @Clwojick Thank you!!! 😊😊😊 1mo
k.reads.5 Awesome photo! I loved this book as well! 1mo
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 Thanks!! Yeah- I couldn‘t put it down!! I still have two of her books unread on my TBR... I am tempted to read them all this month, but I‘m also trying to savor them by spreading them out.... 1mo
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This overview of human biology will bring back memories of the last science class you took - but in typical Bryson fashion, he livens up his chapters dispelling old wives‘ tales, with biographical detail on important people you may not know, and plenty of interesting, share-worthy facts. I think this is a good book for dipping in and out of! Thanks, #NetGalley, for showing so many paths to the #graveyard! #ChillingPhotoChallenge 3pts #TeamStoker

Crazeedi Oh I need to read this!! 1mo
TorieStorieS @Crazeedi It comes out next week! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!😊 1mo
Crazeedi @TorieStorieS I enjoy his books 1mo
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TorieStorieS @Crazeedi I do too!! I have missed a few (and I own at least one that I haven‘t read yet!) ☺️ 1mo
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k.reads.5 Great review! I love non-fiction so am excited to check this out. I haven't read any of Bryson's other books but keep meaning to! 1mo
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 Thanks!! I liked this a lot and really enjoyed his earlier memoirs! 1mo
Crazeedi @TorieStorieS I have 2 I haven't read, but I've listened to a couple and read a couple 1mo
readordierachel Love the candle 💀 1mo
TorieStorieS @Crazeedi oh I bet he‘s great on audio!!! I definitely have to try that!! 1mo
Crazeedi @TorieStorieS his book a walk in the woods is hilarious on audio 1mo
TorieStorieS @Crazeedi I bet! I remember enjoying that one in print too! 1mo
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The Baker's Daughter | Sarah McCoy
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This‘s my #ReadAroundTheWorldChallenge book for #Germany- & I much preferred the WWII German setting to the present day El Paso, TX one but I think it‘s tricky to set books in this time period, especially with them having ties to the Nazi party. I had hoped for something more here & I really didn‘t care for any of the modern storyline at all or the characters there! Looking forward to listening to something a bit more seasonal next! #AudioColoring

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🧡🧡 1mo
TorieStorieS @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks!! I love using watercolor!! 😊😊😊 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TorieStorieS you‘re welcome!! 💗 1mo
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Well, I have been saving this one since August to read now during this #Harvest season, as it‘s definitely a #BookSetDuringAurumn! It‘s my second graphic novel and definitely more fun than my first! Sweet, pumpkin-filled pictures and adorable characters and fun dialogue! Plus, it‘s got a pumpkin on the cover- and it takes place on Halloween! 6pts for #TeamStoker #ScaryScavengerHunt #Spooktober #FallIsBooked

Palimpsest I love this graphic novel! 1mo
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Crazeedi Love your arrangement! 1mo
Eggs Nice mash-up!! Love Rainbow Rowell 1mo
Stacypatrice I‘m with @Crazeedi ! This looks amazing! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Love your decorations! 😊🧡🎃 1mo
TorieStorieS @Palimpsest I‘m happy to see so much Litsy Love for it!! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
TorieStorieS @Crazeedi Thanks!!! This sideboard is one of the first things you see when you come inside, so I always have fun decorating it each season! 🎃🎃🎃 1mo
TorieStorieS @Eggs oh, me too!! She‘s the best! And thanks- was glad it worked out! 😂 1mo
TorieStorieS @Stacypatrice Thanks!! I always enjoy decorating!!! 🎃🎃🎃 1mo
TorieStorieS @OriginalCyn620 Thank you!!! I have been adding one or two each year, but I am running out of room!! 🤣🤣🤣🎃🎃🎃 1mo
k.reads.5 Awesome review! Looks so perfect for fall! 1mo
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 Thank you!!! 🤗🤗🤗 1mo
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Seven Crows | Kate Kessler
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Kessler‘s latest standalone thriller makes for a fast-paced read that I had a hard time putting down! Main character, Killian Delaney is an ex-con willing to risk it all to get her niece back from the clutches of the man who she was sent to prison for assaulting. It‘s not really a #ghostly read, though plenty are sent to the #graveyard here! #TeamStoker #scarathlon 3pts #ChillingPhotoChallenge #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge

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4thhouseontheleft I love this picture! 1mo
TorieStorieS @4thhouseontheleft Thanks!! I found two of these little crows at I think Target years ago and I just love them! 🎃 1mo
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The Furies | Katie Lowe
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Well this British version of The Craft had more #Murder than I expected!! These teen witches are dark, and this book is beautifully written! I enjoyed it quite a bit! A perfect read for a #DarkNight! #Scarathlon #Team Stoker 2 points #Spooktober #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge

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k.reads.5 I've been curious about this one! Glad you enjoyed it! 1mo
TorieStorieS @k.reads.5 I liked it more than I expected even!! 🎃🎃🎃 1mo
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