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VioletBramble

VioletBramble

Joined December 2016

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. - Frederick Douglass.
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This is my tbr pile for the rest of the year. The books in the top two rows are already in progress- one since last year. Little, Big is a re-read I‘m purposely stretching out to last the year. I‘m disappointed in The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl- she‘s kinda boring. I‘ll probably try to squeeze an audiobook in there, if I get the time. I‘m loving Strange the Dreamer and The Collected Works of Gretchen Oyster.

xicanti Are these your first Squirrel Girl comics? If so, I‘d recommend going back to the very first volume of her solo series. The early books are the best, and while I haven‘t read the Great Lakes Avengers trade I‘ve heard it‘s not much fun. 2w
VioletBramble @xicanti Yes, these are my first Squirrel Girl comics. I saw someone at Comic Con dressed as her and loved the costume. These were the only two SG comics at Forbidden Planet. I‘ll read these because I already have them but I‘m not sure if I wanna look for more. 2w
readordierachel Nice variety! 2w
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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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“So this is a witch‘s house?” she said. She checked the spiraling ornaments of the porch lamps and the handrail, the silent wooden wind chime, the withered Christmas wreath on the door. “Looks like the place of an old lady that never got married “
“That‘s Puritan for witch” Nate said, as he knocked again.

I liked this book well enough though the format was weird- novel like and then script like-, with overly descriptive action sequences.

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#halloween
@4thhouseontheleft

Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain to all!
I have the day off today. A noise woke me at 0430 and I‘ve been awake since. My building is having a Halloween party in our newly decorated lobby this afternoon. I‘m making myself go for 25 minutes so people don‘t think that I‘m antisocial.
I got this image off Pinterest from Witch of Howling Creek.

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#treat
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Some Halloween related treats I bought myself- the Occult Edition of Sabrina and a new tarot deck.

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#shadow
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The shadow monster lurks behind the fake library binding cover of this Stranger Things book. I wonder if he got locked out of the Upside Down.

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#glow
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I like the glow from the witches ovens on the cover of this book. This is a re-telling of Hansel and Gretel from the point of view of a grown up Gretel. Told in poems. I love this collection.
(The description on Litsy is NOT for this book).

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#costume
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If I were to wear a costume I would go as Professor Trelawney. I would just need to crimp my hair and get different eye glasses.

Libby1 Professor Trelawney is my fashion icon. 🤣 3w
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow | Irving Washington
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#gothic
@4thhouseontheleft

Going to school in NYC meant being exposed to the gothic writings of Washington Irving from an early age. The fictional events take place just up river from here. After a visit to Washington Irving‘s house when I was 9 - either with school or Girl Scouts- I dreamed that Irving‘s ghost was in my bedroom closet. I believed that for years. It was probably some other ghost. 👻

Linsy Love that!! 3w
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#candle
@4thhouseontheleft

This is my favorite candle holder - the Spiral Goddess.She represents female empowerment. I use this candle holder for all my solstice and equinox rituals.
🕯

Erofan 😍 2w
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Witches, Midwives & Nurses: A History of Women Healers | Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English
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#ancestors
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This tiny (67 page) book discusses the theory that witches were the predecessors to midwives and nurses. I have the first edition, published in 1973. There is a second edition that mentions errors in their research. As a nurse and a green witch I couldn‘t pass this one up when I saw it for sale at the Brooklyn Book Festival.

4thhouseontheleft This sounds good!
3w
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We Sold Our Souls | Grady Hendrix
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#supernatural
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Kris used to be the guitarist in the metal band Durt Wurk. The band broke up after their lead singer, Terry, took off to go solo. He becomes a superstar. How did Terry become so popular? He sold his ex-band mates souls to the devil for fame. Now, Kris is out for revenge.

GingerAntics Sounds interesting. 3w
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Horrorstr | Grady Hendrix;
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#haunted
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I‘m looking forward to reading this book about a haunted IKEA store. The cover is appropriately creepy.

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#witchy
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Here‘s a small sample of witch related fiction and nonfiction from my TBR shelf. Most of them have been there for a while now.

4thhouseontheleft Almost all of these are on my tbr! 4w
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#monster
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This prompt immediately made me think about my favorite graphic novel, My Favorite Thing is Monsters. Karen thinks of herself as a werewolf girl,she is investigating the murder of her neighbor and wants to save her mother from cancer. The illustrations, on spiral notebook paper, are gorgeous. I love this book.

Schnoebs I have this checked out from the library and I need to get to it but I just keep reading everything else and then checking out more even though I want to read it 😂 4w
Cedricsmom Great cover! 4w
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Pumpkin Heads | Rainbow Rowell
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#pumpkins
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Now that I‘ve finally finished Scream All Night, which was such a good read, this graphic novel will be my commute read for tomorrow. It looks really cute and autumny.

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#skeleton
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This book contains the fictional biography of Dr Spencer Black, and also his book of anatomical illustrations of mythological creatures. Dr Black believed that mythological creatures were the ancestors of humans. Dr Black is obviously going insane. The illustrations are amazing, the text not so much.

A day late with this one. My last two days at work we‘re exhausting.

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The Phantom of the Opera | Gaston Leroux
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#mask
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I love the covers of the books in the Word Cloud Classics series. This one, where the words form the shape of a mask, is one of my favorites.

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#orangeandblack
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I enjoyed this collection of poems about witches, hauntings, and Halloween 🎃🧙🏻‍♀️👻

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#fullmoon
@4thhouseontheleft

There‘s nothing scary about this full moon. Unless you find cocktails and tea on the lawn frightening.

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#poison
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I‘m doing two photos for #poison. Once again I‘m doing a Poisons and Potions Bar for Halloween. I‘ve started to set things up. I still have to add colored water to some of the bottles. I‘ve added a new Stripe (Gremlins) tiki mug which I think fits right in.

Clwojick 🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀 I love this so much!!!!!! 1mo
Centique Amazing! 1mo
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The Poison Diaries | Maryrose Wood, The Duchess of Northumberland
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#poison
@4thhouseontheleft

Take a walk through the garden and listen to each of the poisonous plants tell their stories. This is a dark and creepy book with beautiful botanical illustrations.

4thhouseontheleft This sounds really good! I love your description. 1mo
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Letters from an Astrophysicist | Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Yesterday‘s book haul, which also included the newly published illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (50% off). I bought these with a gift card I‘d gotten for my birthday in August and had saved to buy the HP. I‘ve already placed the HP in its special place on the shelf, so it‘s not in the photo.
I love the cover of the Tyson book. He read one of the letters in his Startalk panel at NY ComicCon last week

GingerAntics The tagged book is on my wish list as well!!! Saw him talk about it on Colbert the other night and loved the letter he read. 1mo
VioletBramble @GingerAntics was it the letter to his father? That‘s the one I heard him read. 1mo
GingerAntics No it was from a 4th grader (I think) about Pluto, and he wanted him to write back “but not in cursive” because he couldn‘t read cursive. 1mo
VioletBramble @GingerAntics LOL. That sounds cute. 1mo
GingerAntics It was pretty cute. It‘s under the “hate mail” section, because the kid wanted Pluto to be a planet again. lol 1mo
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Autumn | Ali Smith
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#autumnleaves
@4thhouseontheleft

The trees outside my window still have green leaves. When the change comes it will be fast and rainy days will most likely pull the leaves off the trees even faster. My favorite time of year.
I haven‘t read this book yet. Maybe next autumn. I also have Winter sitting on my shelf.

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It | Stephen King
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#scaryclown
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Bob Gray aka Pennywise the clown. Scariest fictional clown I know of. This book made me afraid of plumbing for weeks.

4thhouseontheleft 🤡🖤🧡 1mo
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Scream All Night | Derek Milman
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#halloweenmovie

I‘m currently reading this book about a family that runs and lives in a movie studio that makes B grade horror movies. I‘m loving it so far.
I also decided to try out my new Martha Stewart skull glasses with my morning chai. I really liked the mug and the way it looked when full.
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LibrarianRyan I LOVEd this book. Was my fav October read of last year. I have his new book to read this month. 1mo
4thhouseontheleft 🖤👻🧡 1mo
4thhouseontheleft I thought the mug was a candle at first! Very cool! 1mo
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Spoon River Anthology | Edgar Lee Masters
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#graveyard
#poetry

In this book you visit a graveyard and the inhabitants take turns telling their story in verse.

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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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#creepy

Charlie Manx is a super creepy “creative” who lures children into his Rolls Royce Wraith to take them to Christmasland while he feeds on their souls and turns them into vampire like creatures.

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The Wicked Deep | Shea Ernshaw
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#murder

Three sister witches were put to death by drowning by the people of their town. Every summer they return, possess three girls from town, and drag young men from town into the water.
I‘m looking forward to reading this one.

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Angel Mage | Garth Nix
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“Necromancy is not a viable career path” - Garth Nix to children who write him that they want to be necromancers after reading the Old Kingdom books.

Attended a panel where Garth Nix and Veronica Roth talked about their new books. They also answered questions about their old series.

CoffeeCatsBooks 😂😂🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Leviathan Wakes | James S. A. Corey
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I‘m presently at NY ComicCon. I did the Expanse experience. You get to see the Rocinante‘s kitchen, sit in Holden‘s chair and take a photo pretending to be a crew member walking off the ship onto Ilus for the first time. And they‘re giving away free travel mugs. Some of the actual costumes from the show were on display. They were hard to photograph head on because it was so sunny.

QuietlyLaura Cool! 1mo
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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#blackcat

Sabrina Spellman‘s familiar is her black cat, Salem. He‘s actually a goblin in cat form.

This is the same photo I used a week ago for the #comiccovercrush

4thhouseontheleft That's a cool cover! 😻 1mo
Nute Cool cover art! 1mo
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I saw Felicia Day this afternoon at NY Comiccon. She discussed her career and her new book. The book is a workbook, in part, you write in it, rip out pages, etc. It seemed from the discussion that some sections of the book are about anxiety.

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#urbanlegend
My parents are from the region of southern New Jersey famous for the Jersey Devil. My family lived there when I was in 2nd and 3rd grades. I was terrified to go into the woods, afraid that the Jersey Devil might grab me.

4thhouseontheleft I am loving hearing all the different Urban Legends from various regions! 1mo
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Little, Big | John Crowley
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#tarotreading
In Little, Big the character Violet Bramble has a special deck of tarot cards that tell the members of the Drinkwater family “the story” as it unfolds.

edited to add:this tarot deck is The Herbal Tarot by Michael Tierra and Candis Cantin.

4thhouseontheleft 💜🔮 1mo
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Sandman | Neil Gaiman
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#Comiccovercrush
7Days7Covers
Day 7

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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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This book from my October TBR pile is a spoof on Scooby-Do. The four meddlin‘ kids, now grown up, return to solve a mystery. Oh, one of them is now a #ghost

4thhouseontheleft I love your decorations! 1mo
DGRachel I thought this book was a lot of fun! 1mo
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Earlier today I went shopping for books for baby shower and birthday gifts. Managed to also get myself these 6 books and this great witchy tote bag from the Strand.

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My October TBR pile. My chances of reading them all are pretty slim but I‘m gonna go for it.
#spookytbr
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DGRachel I read Meddling Kids last year. I thought it was fun. Good luck! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft You got this! 1mo
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Went to the Strand today. This is the table that greets you as you walk in the door. I❤️ #thestrand.

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Doctor Who: Summer Falls | Amelia Williams
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Sandman | Neil Gaiman
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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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The Virgin Suicides | Jeffrey Eugenides
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#7Days7Covers #Covercrush Day 7
Post a cover you love each day for 7 days. No explanation needed

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Official Grimoire | Willow Rosenberg, A.M. Robinson
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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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#7Days7Covers #Covercrush Day 6
Post a cover you love each day for 7 days. No explanation needed.

Ericalambbrown I love this edition of Neverwhere! It‘s so pretty 💕📚 2mo
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Dandelion Wine | Ray Bradbury
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#7Days7Covers #Covercrush Day 5
Post a cover you love each day for 7 days. No explanation needed.

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In the midst of an already week long reading dry spell. I‘m just not feeling motivated to read. Decided to pull out the record player and finally listen to the Stranger Things 3 soundtrack on vinyl that I bought back in July. Plus, the Neverending Story single.

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Recent book haul. I‘ve been wanting to re-read Spoon River Anthology.