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chaoticgoodhufflepuff

chaoticgoodhufflepuff

Joined April 2016

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Zeroes: A Novel | Chuck Wendig
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Mehso-so

Ragtag group of competent people coming together to achieve the impossible is usually my jam. But I found myself not really connecting here? I didn‘t really care about any of these characters or the stakes that were established.

BUT, the plot‘s fast and engaging. The technological aspects were fascinating. And the narrator works well for thrilling espionage.

All this to say, I look forward to trying something different by Wendig. 🌕🌕🌕🌑🌑

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Sorry I‘m late! This amazing and fantastic book is the Tor ebook of the Month Club and is available for free download (ePub and mobi) until 11:59 PM ET, tonight! Go forth and download!

Only available in the US and Canada.

#torbookclub

https://ebookclub.tor.com

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If you participated in last month‘s #Scarathlon and enjoyed it, do I have some fun news for you!

@Clwojick and @StayCurious are hosting a #WinterGames in December!

The form to sign up is here! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScG_Edhr_uM-RQ8sp9X6ejULoPi_hir_D3WpLQj...

Clwojick OooooHoo! Thank you for sharing the signup form! 2w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Clwojick I‘m so excited! The #Scarathlon was a blast! (edited) 2w
Clwojick A perfect way to end out the year! No doubt! 2w
StayCurious Thanks so much for sharing! 2w
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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I really want to know the reasoning behind picking these books.

#bookzodiacs #libra

sharread Very accurate and cool!
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Clare-Dragonfly Hmm, I like some of these, not so much others. 2w
rachelsbrittain Nooooo Great Gatsby is my least favorite 😅 2w
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ElizaMarie Mine is Pride and Prejudice (haven‘t read it) 2w
batsy It's good that I love Dorian Gray! I'm guessing for Leo the reasoning is self-obsession and vanity... That's the only thing that's ever written about Leos in these astrology things; literally nothing else 🙄😂 2w
Skygoddess1 I got my favorite, Frankenstein! 2w
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Oh I want this. I want this so bad. But I am so nervous! Please be good! #bookadaptations

❤️🦁❤️

https://www.tor.com/2019/11/01/tamora-pierces-tortall-books-are-coming-to-tv/

Nessavamusic Same!! 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Gonna give November‘s #bookisbingo a try!

I am also doing NaNoWriMo, so we‘ll see how that goes! 🤣

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1. 17, 7 audio 🎧, 9 ebooks, 1 children‘s hardcover
2. A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire
3. Arsenic and Old Lace
4. Coming up with book titles!
5. Finish the movie and store away the leftover candy for NaNoWriNo

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 50 points (566 total)

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Arsenic and Old Lace | Joseph Kesselring
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Last spooky movie as the last of the trick or treaters finish trickling by!

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 3 points for movie + 1 participation (516 total)

Blueberry I love Arsenic and Old Lace. I've seen the play many times 😀 3w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Blueberry I‘ve never actually seen the play, but I watch the movie every Halloween! 🎃 3w
Come-read-with-me @chaoticgoodhufflepuff This one on my favourite plays and movies!! 3w
shejustlovesbooks I LOVE this movie!!!! 3w
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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Mehso-so

A centuries buried secret with the possibility of ending the galaxy? Only this ragtag group of teens can save the day.

If that sounded a bit snarky, it‘s because I really expected more out of this book. This started strong, but all of the characters felt a little flat too me, everything was just too rushed, and we are reminded too often that these kids are misfits. Additional spoilery gripe 👇🏻

Full cast did an amazing job, though. 🌕🌕🌗🌑🌑

chaoticgoodhufflepuff And out of seven POV characters, we had to end the book with 3 straight couples. Including a “mating” bond. 3w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 5 points for finishing + 1 participation (512 total) (edited) 3w
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If you like Neil Gaiman, please take a minute and go vote for your top 3 favorites of his short stories! William Morrow is getting ready to publish a new collection of Gaiman‘s stories next year!

The voting is open until midnight, tonight!
https://www.gaimanfavorites.com/

Eyelit Voted! Thanks for the heads up 😁 3w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Eyelit Yay! If you don‘t mind answering, which ones did you vote for? 3w
Clare-Dragonfly OK, I finally voted! The Truth Is a Cave, Daughter of Owls, and The Price. 3w
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Clare-Dragonfly Ooo! Excellent choices! 3w
Eyelit Case of death and honey, study in emerald, the thing about Cassandra 3w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Eyelit Nice! I also picked A Study in Emerald! It‘s the first thing I ever read by him. 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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I have no idea! But I bet it‘s a children‘s book. 😂🎃😂

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 25 points (481 points)

chaoticgoodhufflepuff #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 25 points for catching up on other games (506 total) (edited) 3w
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1. Graveyard
2. Jack o lantern
3. Never have it taken away
4. Meet werewolf
5. Be werewolf
6. Read a spooky story
7. Comfortable costume
8. Store bought
9. 20 favorites
10. Group of friends
11. Party with people I know
12. Best jack o lantern
13. Sleep in a coffin
14. Fish eyeballs (WTH 🤢)
15. Halloween costume
16. Make a haunted house
17. Five zombies
18. In neighborhood
19. $10
20. Devil 😈

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 40 (456 total)

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Halloween Trivia | Tonya Lambert
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1. C
2. C
3. D
4. C
5. D
6. B
7. B
8. C
9. B
10. D
11. C
12. B
13. A
14. A
15. C

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 25 points (416 total)

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Six Wakes | Mur Lafferty
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Relistening as I #audiobake because I picked this for my book club‘s December meeting.

It will be interesting to see what everyone thinks because this is the book club that mostly reads WWII novels, memoirs of conversion to Christianity, and generational family dramas.

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 20 points for cooking + 1 point for participation (391 total)

Reggie Yeah, this book is definitely none of those, lol. I really enjoyed it, though. 3w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Reggie Yeah, it‘s going to be interesting! I‘m also the youngest in this book club by about 25 years, so we all have very different tastes! 😂 3w
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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Whew! So I didn‘t make it. But I am super looking forward to the next one now!

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon #24B4Monday #readathon @Clwojick 5 points/hr x 16 hours [80] + 1 participation (370 total)

Clwojick You did amazing!! And you just got another 80 points, so that's awesome!!! 3w
sharread Wow! 🥇👍🎃 3w
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Rules for Vanishing | Kate Alice Marshall
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It‘s snowing outside, so I‘m curling up with a spooky ghost story and the cat while the dog naps. #catsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

#readathon #24B4Monday

Scochrane26 I have the same kindle case. And our cats look a lot alike. 4w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Scochrane26 I love that painting. And our cats look gorgeous! ❤️ 4w
Clare-Dragonfly That looks soooo cozy! 4w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Clare-Dragonfly It‘s very cozy! Perfect for avoiding the snowfall right now! 🌨❄️🌨 4w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Finished! #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon #24B4Monday @Clwojick 5 points for finishing + 2 for during #readathon + 1 participation (289 total) 3w
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A Murder in Time | Julie McElwain
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So, definitely not going to make 24 hours before Monday. BUT. I‘ve never done one of these before. And I‘m doing much better than I thought I was going to! 😊

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon #24B4Monday @Clwojick 10 points for finishing tagged book for a theme read + 2 for during #readathon + 1 participation (281 total)

Clwojick You‘re doing great! ♥️ 4w
Andrew65 That‘s a great time, well done 👏👏👏 4w
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Mehso-so

If you‘ve been curious what practitioners outside of England are doing in the Rivers of London universe? Wonder no more.

Investigator Tobias Winter is brought to in find out what happened when a dead man mysteriously covered in fungus is found in Trier, Germany.

Pros: a good intro, explains the rules of magic with BA‘s humor and wit.

Cons: it reestablishes everything we already know from 7 previous books. Also a LOT of German words. 🌕🌕🌕🌑🌑

chaoticgoodhufflepuff #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon #24B4Monday @Clwojick 5 points for finishing + 2 for during #readathon + 1 participation (268 total) 4w
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There was so much errand running going on today, I didn‘t get much reading done! #24B4Monday

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 10 points for finishing the #triptychbuddyread + 2 points for finishing during the #readathon + 1 point for participation (260 total)

Clwojick 🙌 🙌 🙌 4w
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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Spent all day #audiocheesecaking and #audiocleaning for my turn to host book club!

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 20 points for the cooking + 1 point for post (246 total)

CrowCAH That cheesecake looks super delicious!!! 4w
Clwojick OH my goodness! amazing! 4w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Clwojick Thanks so much! 4w
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#chillingphotochallenge #bones

Just another post about how much I love this whole series and how excited I am for the new one next year!

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 1 point (225 total)

Clwojick 😍 😍 4w
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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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Managed to go in to a bookstore and leave with only one additional book!

When a cousin who knows you really well offers you a book recommendation, you take it. 😁

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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It‘s time y‘all! 🎉📚🎉

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A Murder in Time | Julie McElwain
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Lucy is doubling as a foot warmer and a book holder. 😂

#catsoflitsy

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#chillingphotochallenge #green

Give me all the ghost stories! 👻❤️👻

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 1 point (224 total)

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#chillingphotochallenge #voodoo

When I graduated high school, my mother gifted me with a trip to any place in the continental US. I picked New Orleans, LA. For the food, for the history, and for the stories.

We ended up spending a day just wandering around the different graveyards, my mom teaching me about grave carving symbology while we tried to find Marie Laveau‘s headstone.

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 1 point (223 total)

chaoticgoodhufflepuff Picture from Marie Laveau‘s Wikipedia page 1mo
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The Marvelous Land of Oz | L. Frank Baum
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#chillingphotochallenge #jackolantern

“With the point of his knife he made two round eyes, a three-cornered nose, and a mouth shaped like a new moon. The face, when completed, could not have been considered strictly beautiful; but it wore a smile so big and broad, and was so Jolly in expression, that even Tip laughed as he looked admiringly at his work.” 🎃

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 1 point (222 total)

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The Redwall Cookbook | Brian Jacques
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An excellent, warm, filling meal when it‘s too darn cold outside. Roasted root vegetables (parsnips, carrots, and rutabaga) and baked potatoes. Yummy! (Except the rutabaga, that thing‘s weird)

#DinnerByTheBook

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 5 points for the recipe + 20 for the attempt (221 total)

wanderinglynn I love parsnips! And roasted veggies are so yummy - looks like a great recipe! 1mo
QuietlyLaura Those look so good! 🤤 1mo
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Clue | Paul Allor
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Spooky Movie Sunday 3 continues yet again: Spookyo Drift

Making dinner, but also watching a movie while I peel many vegetables. 😁

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 3 points for movie + 1 for post (196 total)

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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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Spooky Movie Sunday 3 continues: The Return of the Spook

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 3 points for movie + 1 for post (192 total)

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The Marvelous Land of Oz | L. Frank Baum
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1 - Reese‘s peanut butter cups 👅
2 - Tootsie Rolls, I had braces for five and a half years. I could never eat them! 😭
3 - Watching Arsenic and Old Lace while passing out candy, four maybe five years
4 - My mother sewed me an Ozma of Oz dress when I was eight, made me the headress and wand and everything 🌺

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 25 points + 5 points for The Guardian‘s Halloween quiz (188 total)

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Coco | Diana Lopez
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Spooky Movie Sunday 3: The Spookener of Azkaban

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 3 points for movie + 1 point for post (158 total)

ElizaMarie I love this movie! It got so much right about Mexican Abuelitas! 1mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @ElizaMarie If I remember correctly, I think an article I read said that one of the animators based Miguel‘s grandmother on his wife‘s grandmother from Mexico City. ❤️ 1mo
ElizaMarie That makes so much sense. My Mexican grandmother had a back for threatening people with her sandals. That and she celebrated Day of the Dead so that movie resonated well with me. I might try rewatching it soon now. 1mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @ElizaMarie That is genuinely delightful to me! I highly recommend giving it a rewatch for this month! I‘m planning on heading to the library this week and see if I can find a copy of The Book of Life too. 1mo
ElizaMarie Ooo! I don‘t think I‘ve seen the Book of Life. Maybe these are streaming 1mo
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#chillingphotochallenge #gory

Murderous mermaids. What‘s not to like? *chomp chomp*

Mermurder? Murdermaid?

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 1 point (154)

bunny I loved this book! Hope you enjoy it too 🧜 1mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @bunny I‘ve actually already listened to this! And loved it! I did just buy the prequel novella so I‘m excited to listen to that one! 1mo
Clwojick 😂 😂 😂 Mermurder 1mo
Eyelit I just finished this one. Aside from the slightly underwhelming ending I really liked it! 1mo
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The Magic Pumpkin | Bill Martin, Jr., John Archambault, Robert J. Lee
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It is raining and dark outside, so it‘s time for spooky stories with the nibling! 🎃

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 20 points for a Halloween read (152 total)

ETA: Shoot, also 1 point for the post so 153 total

Linsy So cute! 1mo
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#chillingphotochallenge #monster

One of my absolute favorite reads (listens?) of last year!

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 1 point (132 total)

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Five Midnights | Ann Dvila Cardinal
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Mehso-so

Five teens in Puerto Rico begin dying, each on their eighteenth birthday. Lupe and Javier team up to find out why their friends are dying and begin to connect the deaths to an old horror story, El Cuco.

This was an enjoyable listen that, while dealing with a paranormal monster, also deals with issues such as drug addiction, gentrification, and a mixed race MC who questions where she belongs.

A too abrupt ending dropped this to 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑 for me.

chaoticgoodhufflepuff #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 2 points for team read + 1 point for post (130 total) 1mo
Addison_Reads The ending on this one was disappointing to me. The rest of the book was a great read, and then it all fell apart. 1mo
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Wife of the Gods: A Novel | Kwei J. Quartey
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On to book club! It‘s #chooseyourownmurdermystery night!

I tried out a new piping nozzle today. It... did not go well. 🤣

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Wyrd Sisters | Terry Pratchett
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I‘m Magrat Garlick! It‘s time for all the witches! 🧙🏻‍♀️

https://bookriot.com/2018/09/07/quiz-which-discworld-witch-are-you/

#whichcharacterareyou @bookriot

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Five Midnights | Ann Dvila Cardinal
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Getting some cupcakes ready for book group tonight! Not really my own recipe, I‘ve never gotten the hang of cupcakes. But I take a cake mix, switch out the water for some milk, the oil for melted butter, and add some extra flour for the difference in elevation.

#audiobaking #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick

Clwojick MMMMMmmmm cupcakes are my favourite 🙃 1mo
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The Tiger's Daughter | K. Arsenault Rivera
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October‘s book for the Tor ebook of the Month Club is available for free download (ePub and mobi) until 11:59 PM ET, October 18th.

Only available in the US and Canada.

#torbookclub

https://ebookclub.tor.com

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#chillingphotochallenge #black

This is so good. Like really good. But hard to read. And literally all the content warnings, if you want to give this a read. It‘s short, but so beautiful and alien. I love this whole series.

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 1 point (124 total)

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Land of Shadows | Rachel Howzell Hall
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Dentist. Bleh. At 7:00 AM. Double bleh.

chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Come-read-with-me I ended up only having to pay $8 so I was definitely smiling! 1mo
Come-read-with-me @chaoticgoodhufflepuff That is definitely a reason to smile! 1mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Finished! #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 2 points for team read + 1 point for post (127 total) 1mo
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#chillingphotochallenge #poison

The Alnwick Gardens, specifically the new Poison Garden section, are on my Travel Bucket List.

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 1 point (123 total)

Mandoul I love Alnwick Gardens and really enjoyed the poison garden tour. As a bonus, Alnwick has a great used bookstore (Barter Books) 📚😀 1mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Mandoul Oooh! Excellent! I‘ll have to look that up. If I ever manage to get there! 🤞🏻 (edited) 1mo
Linsy Looove this book! 1mo
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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📕 Every Heart a Doorway (I hope McGuire is planning on writing Christopher‘s story!)
🎬 Jason and the Argonauts
🎶 Them Not-So-Dry Bones

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🖤💀🖤 I love your profile pic! 1mo
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Spooky Movie Sunday 2 continues: Electric Spookaloo

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 1 point (112 total)

Clwojick 1 point for the movie, and 1 point for the post :) 1mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Clwojick Are all the posts supposed to get participation points? 😱 I have some calculating to do! 😂 1mo
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Spooky Movie Sunday 2: The Spookening

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 1 point (111 total)

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#chillingphotochallenge #graveyard

Yet another in my TBR list for this month! 😂 There are a lot of vampires in this series, and they seem to hangout in crypts and graveyards fairly often so I‘m counting it.

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 1 point (110 total)

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The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Mehso-so

Come along as we follow a group of young boys on Halloween, as they chase after their kidnapped friend, through time and space, landing in places like Ancient Egypt, Notre Dame, and Mexico, learning about the historical and new customs of Halloween.

Apparently, there are amazing illustrations in the print version, so I‘m going to have to hunt that down soon. But the narration of Pinchot was perfect for a quick Halloween listen. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

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