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Ericalambbrown

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Pickpick

Wow! If you are an American history nerd, read this book! I found myself continually amazed that the story this book tells has not been adapted into a series. The delusional hubris of the assassin is bonkers, the ignorance and arrogance of the doctor is maddening, and now I just really want to find a book on Alexander Graham Bell. There‘s even some political villainy. Seriously. If you like history, give this a go.

Bookwormjillk I really liked this book too 3d
Crazeedi I have had this book on my shelf for quite some time, I really must get to it! Sounds so good!! 3d
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While this was an absolute pick for me, I can see where this book may have been a dud for others. I have a degree in microbiology/biotechnology so I wasn‘t bothered when the book wandered off into the weeds at times. I found it fascinating and it gave me some further reading in the notes. If you‘re a big ol‘ evolutionary biology nerd like me, you may enjoy this one.

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Mehso-so

I listened to this one since it was the December selection for our Friends of the Library group. It was strange for me. I‘ve never had so much admiration for a character but disliked the book at which that character was the center. I almost gave up on it, but I slogged through to the end. There‘s a story at the very end that pushed this from pan to so-so for me. Odd experience this one. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Untitled | Unknown
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May your Thanksgiving grazing be as peaceful and plentiful as it has apparently been for the 30 or so turkeys that have been hanging out in our rainy backyard today. Hopefully, dear Litsy friends, everyone has a nice day whether working, with family/friends, or quietly enjoying their own company with a book. I am thankful for this gloriously nerdy community. 💕

LauraJ Happy Thanksgiving 🦃! 2w
ljuliel Happy Thanksgiving 🍁 2w
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Louise Great photo! We have wild turkeys in our neighborhood too. Happy Thanksgiving! 💕📚🤓 2w
AnansiGirl Hope your thanksgiving was a peaceful one too! 🦃 2w
RedxoHearts Love the picture! I've never seen wild ones they look so big. They must not have known they are supposed to hide today. LOL! One of our neighbors used to have a chatty turkey. Everytime I'd hear it I'd smile it was just so funny to me 2w
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Started a new book and drinking some tasty local mead while my guy watches Forged in Fire. Nice quiet night by the fire. 📚🔥♥️

Laughterhp Love Forged in Fire! 2w
Ericalambbrown @Laughterhp it‘s a fun show! On tonight‘s episode they are actually doing Inigo Montoya‘s rapier 😂 It‘s glorious! ⚔️ 2w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I actually finished this yesterday, which coincidentally was Ms Atwood‘s 80th birthday. I really, really enjoyed it. Very much worth the wait for me. ♥️📚

Scochrane26 I didn‘t realize she is 80. I was wondering how she had written so many stories, so I guess that‘s my answer. 3w
Ericalambbrown @Scochrane26 yeah, I follow her on IG and saw where she‘d posted about her birthday yesterday. Otherwise I wouldn‘t have known either. 3w
AnansiGirl Margaret Atwood‘s on IG? brb! 3w
Ericalambbrown @AnansiGirl @arlenefinnigan 😂 right? I couldn‘t believe it either. And she is delightful on there, of course 3w
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Truman | David McCullough
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I finally finished this behemoth. It‘s an excellent book! If you are looking for a biography of Truman, I highly recommend this one. This book is also very well annotated, which is something I always look for with historical/biographical books. I‘m so glad I read this one.

Amiable This one was my giant book for 2019, too! Every year I pick a book that is around 1,000 pages and start it on Jan. 1. I finished it sometime in March —that sucker is HUGE! 😬😀 3w
Ericalambbrown @Amiable It is huge! I‘m a Missouri girl and have never been to the Truman library, somehow. I wanted to read this before I go in the spring. I‘m so glad I did! 😊 3w
Crazeedi In my shelf but havent tackled it yet!! 3w
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TOO MANY CLIENTS | Rex Stout
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I am working our Friends of the Library book shop today. We had someone drop off two huge boxes of mystery paperbacks. There were some nifty old-school mysteries, including these old Nero Wolfe books. So far, I‘ve found three plane ticket stubs that were used as book marks. They date back to the late 80s and early 90. 💕📚 ✈️ 🎫

AmyG Ha. I remember those airlines. 3w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Last night was Hank the Book Sniffer‘s Gotcha Day. We adopted our Snuggler-in-Chief, our furry footed canine wrecking ball, our delightfully stinky mobile poop factory one year ago from a family where the humans loved him but the other canine and feline occupants voted him off the island. I‘m so glad we did. He‘s become my little reading buddy. I‘m so grateful to have found His Royal Twirpness. #hankthebulldog

QuietlyLaura Happy Gotcha Day, Hank! 💕🐶💕 4w
Velvetfur Aaawww! Happy Gotcha Day to Handsome Hank! What a great pupper he is 💜 4w
Eggbeater He looks so squeezable! 😄😍 4w
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AnansiGirl Happy Gotcha Day Hank! May your day be filled with belly rubs, snuggles and naps! 🐾🐶💕 4w
BookwormM Happy adoption day Hank I love your pictures 💓 4w
Karkar Happy gotcha day!!! 4w
ShelleyBooksie Happy Gotcha day Hank! 4w
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Hey, everyone! #JolabokaflodSwap is on again this year! Thanks, @MaleficentBookDragon ! This was magnificent last year. It was so much fun! Check out her page for details and link to the form. 🎄 🎁 📚

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The Whistler | John Grisham
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I‘ve never read or listened to a John Grisham book before. I‘ve seen some of the movies based on his work, so I‘m familiar with him. I listened to this one on Libby for our Friends of the Library meeting that‘s coming up as it was this month‘s book. It was alright. It held my interest since it was a quick read. But it wasn‘t awesome. And it doesn‘t encourage me to seek out his other work.

marleed I‘ve realized I read a lot of female authors. I also like to change up my genres because I get super nitpicks when I read too much of the same type book. I‘ve realized a Grisham is a good book to mix it up. 4w
Ericalambbrown @marleed I typically have at least one fiction and one nonfiction going at the same time. This year I‘ve made a point to focus on female writers that I‘ve never read (that‘s made for a great year!). Would recommend other Grisham books? Like I said this was my first and it was just okay for me. (edited) 4w
marleed @Ericalambbrown I am surrounded by piles of book thrifting options in my new (1.5 year) location. I discovered that thrifting prolific authors for 2 bucks a pop is easy. So in a year, I went from no JG books to over 20! It wasn‘t until this October that I really tackled that stack. I didn‘t love any that I read, but they were something more than a meh. I‘m still thinking about The Street Lawyer. 4w
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I enjoyed this series. I particularly liked that it didn‘t end with a happy ending that tied everything up to give a warm fuzzy as you closed the book. Many characters made real sacrifices, often with unhappy consequences. While it‘s a fantasy series, the ending felt true to the characters and ‘real‘ for the story to me. Clearly Hank the Book Sniffer gave up and went to sleep without me. 🤣📚💕

Karisa Loved that series! The movie did not capture the heart of it somehow. 1mo
Ericalambbrown @Karisa the first episode of the new series was promising. I hope it continues well. 1mo
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The Stranger | Harlan Coben
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Well. 😐 That was infuriating. I spent a significant portion of this book wanting to punch one character or another in the face. But, of course, it was a page turner that I could barely put down. I will be interested to see how the Netflix series turns out. Not a glowing review, I know. 😂 However, I am still glad I read this.

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Mr Gaiman posted this over in FB land. It‘s from a couple of years ago but it‘s still a fun listen to him read The Raven.

https://youtu.be/2jSHKPp-66w

Happy Halloween, y‘all! 🎃 👻 🧛‍♂️

#teamstoker #scarathon

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Truman | David McCullough
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So odd to read about my home town in history books. Due to Churchill giving his Sinews of Peace speech (better known the Iron Curtain address) in Fulton in 1946, we have a Christopher Wren church and a segment of the Berlin Wall at what is now the National Churchill Museum. It‘s kinda nifty. Here‘s the link to the museum if you‘d like to see pictures and such: https://www.nationalchurchillmuseum.org/

inthegreensandblues That's really cool! I'm only 3 hours from there. I'm making a mental note for the next time I'm out that way for a Katy Trail trip. 1mo
Ericalambbrown @inthegreensandblues where-ish are you? 1mo
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Ericalambbrown Oh, sweet! I‘m in SW Missouri now, just north of Springfield, which also about 3 hours away which is why I asked. 😀 1mo
jewright I‘ve been to that museum. It‘s neat! 1mo
Ericalambbrown @jewright it really is. I‘ve seen so many presidents, most after their terms, speak there just because of the significance of the spot. It was a great place for a history nerd to be from!😊 1mo
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The Stranger | Harlan Coben
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I took a book to lunch today. It‘s been a while since I‘ve gotten to do this. Started my first Harlan Coben whilst eating yummy Peruvian food, which is less reckless comfort food. 😂

Stacypatrice Harlan Coben is great!! (edited) 1mo
Ericalambbrown @Stacypatrice I like it so far. And that‘s what my server said today, too! 😊 1mo
umbrellagirl The food in Peru is sooo good! 1mo
Ericalambbrown @umbrellagirl I hope to go someday. I worked with some Peruvians years ago and it was always a complete gift anytime they cooked. I‘m lucky this restaurant is close. 1mo
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Carmilla: Large Print | Sheridan Le Fanu
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This was one of the freebies from Audible this month. I had never heard of this story, somehow inexplicably. It‘s an excellent little vampire tale. And it was published in 1872, so it predates Dracula by 25 years or so. The cast is wonderful. Of course, they had me Tennant. Now I must find the tale to read as well. 😊🧛‍♀️ 📚🖤

#teamstoker #scararthon

TheSpineView I choose this one too this month. Glad to know it is good! 1mo
Ericalambbrown @TheSpineView I thought it was good. Particularly considering the time it was written. I‘d imagine it was a wee bit scandalous at the time. 1mo
TheSpineView @Ericalambbrown I bet it was! Wonder if it was that time period's 50 Shades of Grey?🤔 1mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Unpopular opinion: this one was just so-so for me. Almost a pick, but I figured it out early on and felt like some of the characters were more obvious misdirection than perhaps the author meant. I pretty much trudged through it just to see if I was right. Quick page turner. Maybe don‘t listen to me because everyone else loves this one! 😂 I would give this author another go, though, as I was *this close* to liking it.

#scarathon #teamstoker

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marleed It‘s so interesting when I go against the majority because it makes me think as much about me as the author! 2mo
Ericalambbrown @marleed Right? That‘s why I‘m like “eh, maybe it‘s not you, it‘s me . . .” I mean, this is still loads better than if I‘d written it so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ? 2mo
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aeeklund I completely agree with you on this one! 2mo
ravenlee I didn‘t care for this one. It was actually a huge disappointment for me. 2mo
Kaila-ann I wasn‘t a fan of this one either 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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This is a picture of Harry S Truman around the age of 19 or 20. It is from David McCullough‘s amazing biography Truman. When young, President Truman looked an awful lot like a turn of the century Harry Potter. 😊 Interestingly, at this time he worked at a bank for William Thornton Kemper - who is the great-great-grandad of actor Ellie Kemper, of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt fame.

Linsy It all connects! I love this 💕 2mo
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Today‘s #chillingphotochallenge prompt is #gory . Well, this book certainly fits. This book is about a renowned Edinburgh surgeon, Joseph Lister, who pioneered antiseptic techniques. He was the first to say, “umm, guys, what if we wash our hands BEFORE surgery and not just after?” Seriously though, Victorian surgery was brutal. As a microbiology major, Lister is a hero of mine. Naming Listerine for him isn‘t enough to honor him. #teamstoker

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ElizaMarie Have you read it? Would you recommend it. I‘m a nurse (it helps with wether you‘d recommend it or not) 2mo
Ericalambbrown @ElizaMarie yes! I would absolutely recommend it. It‘s a nonfiction book and tells the story of Lister‘s quest to have what we would now call germ theory recognized as a viable cause of disease. It‘s a really interesting historical view of how surgery was handled at that time., 2mo
ElizaMarie Thank you! I had seen it at the bookstore and I had considered it but didn‘t pull the trigger. I‘ll pick it up next time I see it 2mo
Ericalambbrown @ElizaMarie The author's website is pretty great if you'd like to get a feel for her style before you commit. Her blog is called The Chirurgeon's Apprentice. Her FB and Instagram are super interesting, whether or not you get the book, but they are a little gory and she pulls no punches about the brutality of medical history. Here's the link to her blog: https://www.drlindseyfitzharris.com/blog-2/ (edited) 2mo
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Another excellent day at the Friends of the Library sale! Added Madame Bovary, Moll Flanders, and The Bostonians to my Modern Library collection. Plus books on Garfield and JQ Adams. Also finally going to give Harlan Coben a go after just about everyone has recommended him. But my fave is this little 1907 edition of Washington Irving‘s Sketchbook (edited by H.A. Davidson). I‘ll be reading The Legend of Sleepy Hollow again tonight🎃🖤
#teamstoker

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Crazeedi Nice selections!! 2mo
inthegreensandblues Very cool edition! 2mo
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Truman | David McCullough
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I wanted to share a great resource I got over at the Plodding Through the Presidents page in Facebook land with y‘all. This link is to a blog that has biographies of all the presidents. I am trying to read a biography on every president and this resource is pretty awesome if you are into that sort of thing. Screen shot of the blog homepage so you can see if you may be interested.

https://bestpresidentialbios.com/curriculum/

Bookwormjillk Thank you! I‘ve been looking for something like that! I love presidential bios. 2mo
Ericalambbrown @Bookwormjillk I‘m so glad I posted it then! I figured there‘d be someone on Litsy land that wound like this. 2mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I started a new book tonight. Poor Hank the Book Sniffer has been a bit under the weather the last couple of days. Wee boy seems to have a bit of a cold with a cough, so he gets to snuggle as long as he likes. 🙁 #Hankthebulldog

Catsandbooks Hope Hank feels better soon!💕 2mo
BookwormM Get better soon Hank hugs 🤗 and kisses 😘 2mo
veritysalter Get well soon Hank - with love from me and Coco and Pablo the Frenchies xxx 2mo
Jas16 Poor Hank. Hope he feels better soon. 2mo
Ericalambbrown Thanks, @veritysalter (and Coco and Pablo!) @catsandbooks @bookwormm @jas16 We went to the vet. He‘s got a tummy bug and allergies. Poor guy. He‘s perking up, though! 🐶💕 (edited) 2mo
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This is an extraordinary book. It‘s beautiful. And heart breaking. And full of hope. And anger. And love. I‘m not gonna lie - I ugly cried more than once reading this gorgeous book. It does a remarkable job of navigating highly emotional grey areas surrounding some tough themes: loss of culture due to change, the influence of superstition on the lives of ethnic minorities, and the consequences of international adoption just to name a few.

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IvoryLunatic The cover is stunning and the book itself sounds beautiful. 2mo
Ericalambbrown @IvoryLunatic It may be the best fiction book I‘ve read this year. I had never heard of it and then I joined our little Friends of the Library group for our tiny county library this month. This was the book to read for next month‘s meeting. It was amazing! ♥️ 2mo
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Heads up, Gaiman fans!!!

Here‘s the link where you can vote for your fave Gaiman story through Halloween: 🎃 👻 🧛‍♂️🦇

https://www.gaimanfavorites.com/

#teamstoker #scarathon

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vivastory Thanks for posting! I just voted! 2mo
Ericalambbrown @vivastory Excellent! I ran across it by accident and figured there‘d be others here who may not have known about this. 2mo
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Come-read-with-me @Ericalambbrown I just voted. So glad you posted it! Thanks 📚🤓📚 2mo
GingerAntics I just saw the preorder for this when I was looking for a Gaiman book on Apple Books. Crazy they don‘t know what‘s in it yet. lol I‘m going to vote now! Thanks for this!!! 2mo
Ericalambbrown @Come-read-with-me @GingerAntics Yay!!! I knew there had to be other nerds here who‘d want to vote on this! ♥️☺️ 2mo
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This book was a complete surprise for me. It wasn‘t at all what I was expecting. And I really loved it! Wonderfully complicated characters - sometimes I loved and admired them, sometimes I thought they were just terrible. This was the first book I‘ve read by this author. I will definitely be finding more of her work.

#teamstoker #scarathon

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GypsyKat I loved this one! 💚 2mo
Ericalambbrown @GypsyKat This one was so much more than I expected! I‘m so glad I read this. 2mo
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marleed I discovered TJR in 2019, as well! I‘ve now read 4 of her books with 2 more recently delivered from Amazon. I follow her in Instagram. She is so young, yet her ability to research a character is timeless. I think that‘s incredibly impressive. 2mo
Ericalambbrown @marleed oh, cool! What do you recommend I read next of hers? 😃 2mo
marleed Oh Daisy Jones is a must. I really loved One True Lives. Maybe in another life was good too! On my TBR is After I Do, and Forever Interrupted. 2mo
Ericalambbrown @marleed excellent!!! Thank you so much! 🙏🏻📚 2mo
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Rearranged some shelves to make room for yesterday‘s $10 book haul from the Friends shop. I decided to keep my seasonal reads out. #Poe #Shelley #Stevenson #Stoker #Wilde

#teamstoker #scarathon

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Clare-Dragonfly Beautiful pumpkin! 2mo
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Vaporetto 13 | Robert Girardi
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Today‘s #chillingphotochallenge promot is #thenumber13 . The tagged book is another by Robert Girardi. I really enjoy his work. It‘s often spooky and you aren‘t always sure whether all the characters are alive or even real for that matter.

#teamstoker #scarathon

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Her Fearful Symmetry | Audrey Niffenegger
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Today‘s #chillingphotochallenge prompt is #graveyard . Immediately I thought of this book. To me, London‘s Highgate Cemetery is as much a character as a setting in this book. Thinking of it again today, I may need to read this again.

#teamstoker #scarathon

Scochrane26 I‘ve read this book & then forgot I read it. When thinking of graveyards, I knew there was another book that featured a graveyard in England that I couldn‘t think of. 2mo
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Battle (Revised) | John Toland
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Volunteering at our friends of the library shop this morning. Found some great stuff! I‘m particularly jazzed about the tagged book. My grandfather fought in the Battle of the Bulge and the copy of this book I snagged is the original 1959 edition.📚💕

Texreader Cool!!! 2mo
CaitZ I need to read this. My Dad didn't fight in the Battle of the Bulge, but was close by. He had a cousin that was killed in it. 2mo
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Every Friday night in October TCM is running classic monster movies. Tonight‘s is Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster, a Japanese Godzilla movie from 1965. It‘s so terrible in its subtitled, puppety glory that it‘s awesome. 😂🤣

#teamstoker #scarathon

TheReadingMermaid HA!!! 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
LauraJ Hahahahaha! 🤣 2mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Have you ever seen the 1953 classic Robot Monster? It‘s amazingly terrible and I‘ve seen it twice. 2mo
Ericalambbrown @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I have not! I will have to look for it. TCM is now running Invasion of Astro-Monster. It‘s basically all the awesomeness from the first movie - only in space! 😂🤣 2mo
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Raven Girl | Audrey Niffenegger
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“Once there was a Postman who fell in love with a raven.” So begins the delightfully odd story by Audrey Niffenegger, which she illustrates as well. If you like offbeat stories, you may well enjoy this one.

This book fits the #chillingphotochallenge prompt #raven.

#teamstoker #scarathon

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Our little local library is getting new flooring so they asked us to checkout our limit to help clear the shelves. I took a bunch of big ol‘ cookbooks to help out. I was looking forward to going through some tonight for inspiration. Hank the Book Sniffer is sad puppo missing Daddy, who is away this week. I guess he‘s a book snuggler tonight. ☺️ #hankthebulldog

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐶 2mo
Ericalambbrown @wanderinglynn Thanks! He‘s a super spoiled bulldog boy. 💕 2mo
Susannah Aww, poor pupper. Glad you‘re benefiting from the snuggles though! 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly You had to check out as many books as you could? What a sacrifice! 😆 2mo
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Today‘s #chillingphotochallenge prompt is #ghostly. I love this collection of ghost stories put together and illustrated by Audrey Niffenegger. There are a variety of authors - from classic to modern - represented, which is nice. It introduced me to some authors I‘d not heard of which I always appreciate.

#teamstoker #scarathon

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Life lessons from the journal of Dr Seward 😂🧛‍♂️🦇

#draculabuddyread #teamstoker #scarathon

ElizaMarie So true!!! 2mo
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aeeklund Bahahahahaha!! 2mo
ElizaMarie I work psych inpatient mostly but right now I‘m in ER. But yeah it‘s like herding cats sometimes 2mo
Ericalambbrown @ElizaMarie Bless you! It‘s such a hard job caring for those that may not be at all in control of themselves and suffer so. 🙏🏻 2mo
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The Subtle Knife | Philip Pullman
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Finished this one up while doing chores this morning. While not in the theme for #scarathon, I wanted to get it returned for those waiting in line for it. Man, I‘d forgotten what an emotional little ride this book was.😢

I highly recommend this production. It is done by the BBC with a large and talented cast that reminds me of their fine radio drama productions.

#teamstoker

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GingerAntics Oh, I‘ll do just about anything by BBC. They do wonderful audio productions!!! 2mo
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Just finished this lovely monstrosity over night while I was sleepless with some viral crud. Fun second book of the series!

Without giving to much of the fun away, I will say this: there are #vampires 😊🖤 So not only is it a book in the #scarathon theme finished for #teamstoker , but it also fits the #chillingphotochallenge 🦇 🧛‍♂️

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LiteraryinLititz Hope you feel better soon! Glad you made the best of it with some extra reading time. 2mo
Ericalambbrown @LiteraryinLititz We are SO much better today, Thanks! 😘 2mo
xxjenadanxx I love this series! Can't wait for the third! 2mo
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✅ Creepy old manor falling into decrepitude
✅ Elderly housekeeper with a sinister demeanor
✅ Family secrets no one wants to talk about
✅ Murder? Accident? Who to trust? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Fun little spooky page turner. #teamstoker #scarathon

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Today‘s #chillingphotochallenge prompt is #horror. I immediately thought of the story Click-Clack the Rattle Bag in the tagged collection. Of course, Hank the Book Sniffer had to check out it‘s sniffiness while was taking the picture. 😂🐶

Here is a link to the delightful Mr Gaiman reading his creeptastic story at the NYPL: https://youtu.be/imLja6Emezo

#scarathon #teamstoker #hankthebulldog

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Kickin‘ it 1979 old school horror tonight with the lovely and talented Carol Kane. When a Stranger Calls scared the peewodden outta me when I was young babysitter. 🤣

#scarathon #teamstoker

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Suet624 Love her voice. 2mo
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Five Black Cats | Patricia Hegarty
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Today‘s #chillingphotochallenge is #blackcat . This book is an adorable preschool Halloween book. If you have any littles in your lives you may want to check this one out.

#scarathon #teamstoker

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Today‘s prompt for the #chillingphotochallenge is #coffin . I immediately thought of this book, which is one of my favorites from this year‘s reading. There are lots of coffins in this book. They just call them sick beds. 🤣 ⚰️

#scarathon #teamstoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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I bought this adorable little board book for the one year old son of a dear friend. It is lovely and bright! So stinkin‘ cute!

#teamstoker Not a book in theme, but a book nonetheless.

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I know this won‘t count for #scarathon because this is TV and not a movie, but I still wanted to share with my team. AHS: 1984 is good, old fashioned 80‘s slasher horror fun. The last couple seasons were a little off, but this season is back old school. 🔪 #teamstoker

ElizaMarie I‘m really liking it too!!! 2mo
Ericalambbrown @ElizaMarie I love how inept the characters are, like in classic 80s movies. “What are you doing down there?” “I‘m dying! What does it look like?!?!?”😂🤣 (edited) 2mo
ElizaMarie Haha yes!!! I love old horror movies! 2mo
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BookwormAHN I'm really enjoying this season 2mo
EKonrad Agreed! 🙌🏼 2mo
Jemgirl2014 Loving it so far! 2mo
Ericalambbrown @BookwormAHN @EKonrad @Jemgirl2014 Right? I feel like it‘s back! 2mo
Jemgirl2014 @Ericalambbrown Yeah, I know! I love how Emma Watson is playing the nice non-bitchy type. That's a switch for her. She gets to show her range. 😃 2mo
Ericalambbrown @Jemgirl2014 I know! Emma Roberts is so good in this season! Did you know she has bookish feed on Instagram? It‘s great! It‘s @belletrist You should check it out! 2mo
Jemgirl2014 @Ericalambbrown Yes, she is doing a great job! Huh...I did not know that. I will definitely have to check that out. Thanks! 🤗 2mo
mdm139 I watched a you tube thing that talked about the show and they pointed out some interesting things that I missed. The show is really well thought out and detailed oriented. They play different music for the different killers. 2mo
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Today‘s prompt for the #chillingphotochallenge is #spell . I love this book. Everyone knows Sleeping Beauty . . . Under a sleeping spell . . . Prince Somebody . . . blah, blah, blah. But this one? This one is different. In a lovely, super Gaiman-y way with Chris Riddell‘s resplendent art. #scarathon #teamstoker Also, those crazy flowers are growing spontaneously in my sidewalk because Hank the Book Sniffer has not peed on them, miraculously. 😂

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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First #scarathon book finished today! It wasn‘t scary, but with characters carrying names like Jekyll, Rappaccini, Frankenstein, Hyde, Moreau . . . I certainly think it fits. This was a super fun romp and I immediately started book 2 and book 3 arrived yesterday. If you are a purist, this may not be for you. If you are good with reimaginings, you may really enjoy it! #teamstoker

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Scochrane26 I‘m frustrated because my library doesn‘t have the last one yet. Not on Libby or hoopla. Might end up buying it, but I have other books to read, so I may wait. 2mo
Ericalambbrown @Scochrane26 I‘m loving the second one, too! These are so fun! I preordered the third hardback from a little local bookshop because ✊🏻😂 2mo
Lucy_Anywhere I'm reading this atm, and loving it 😀 2mo
Linsy Beautiful pic! 💚 2mo
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Madeleine's Ghost | Robert Girardi
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I love this book. I need to read it again. It had been a few years since I‘d read regularly and went looking for a book to get me back into reading. The clerk at the bookstore recommended this, bless him. It got me hooked on books again. And it was the first book I thought of when I saw #haunted prompt for the #chillingphotochallenge . #scarathon #teamstoker

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Super excellent book mail today! Just in time for the #DraculaBuddyRead with #TeamStoker for #Scarathon

Finding groovy used books is my favorite! 🖤

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
Caroline2 What a beautiful edition!! 😍 2mo
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Sir Snaggletooth (aka Hank the Book Sniffer) and I are starting a new book tonight, he with his new chew rope and me with my wee dram of Jameson. It‘s been a day. Night, y‘all! #hankthebulldog 📚💕🥃🐶

BookNAround Hank is so darn cute. 2mo
Ericalambbrown @BookNAround Thanks! He‘s certainly good, goofy company 😂 2mo
Stacypatrice Sir Snaggletooth is a hunk of gorgeous love ❤️ 2mo
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Paperback.Propensity Such a cutie!! I finished this book recently and really enjoyed it. 2mo
Gaylagal2 Love his face!🐾 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Hank ♡♡ 2mo
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Hank the Book Sniffer informs me that it‘s time settle in and read for the night. Night, y‘all! #HankTheBulldog

thereadingowlvina Just finished this book and loved it! 😁 2mo
Ericalambbrown @thereadingowlvina I‘m loving it, too! I‘ll probably get it finished just in time for it to be my first #scarathon post 2mo
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