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kamoorephoto

Joined October 2017

Cat photog, bookreviewer, mama, animal lover, film geek. Brit living in Seattle. My long-list TBR is here 👉🏼 http://goodreads.com/kamoorephoto
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The Change: A Novel by Kirsten Miller
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I'll Be You: A Novel | Janelle Brown
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Okay, who bought books on #IndependentBookstoreDay?
My plan had been to stay home that day but this was me getting coffee ‘LOOKING‘ at books. I did pretty well.

I‘m so behind on reviews, behind on lists, decision-making, everything. I‘ve been reading quite a bit, considering an online course if I can get financial aid (my brain is turning to mush).

Oh and I have to decide on meniscus repair surgery for my left knee🤦🏻‍♀️
#indiebookstoreday

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A Flicker in the Dark | Stacy Willingham
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My #JoyousJanuary #Readathon starts with some simple goals: get stuff read that I PLANNED on and not get diverted just yet 😹
A Flicker in The Dark is taking a while because I keep getting distracted by life but a BOTM FB is doing a discussion. I received 10 copies of Her Honor for my local book club from #LittleFreeLibrary so will read that too. And I want to finish Maid before I finish the show!
I also want to set my TBRs and yearly goals 😉

Andrew65 Some good choices. Good luck 😊👍 4mo
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THANK YOU to my #CreepyChristmasSwap match @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🖤
My package made its second trip out of Canada and got to me in #Seattle today (by way of San Francisco for some strange reason..who comes up with these mail routes?).
It was sad to tear through the cute wrapping paper, but the goodies are fabulous; I‘m especially excited for the tagged book and smelly bath bomb.
Happy New Year to you and thank you Danielle 😘

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It took the extra long route, but hopefully it was worth the wait. 🎅🏼☠️🖤 4mo
TheRiehlDeal Mail routes… tell me about it! 🙄 It seems like these past few years they‘ve been out of whack. Here in NY, sometimes when I order something, the tracking will say it‘s near Syracuse, then later it‘ll be out in Rochester, and then it‘ll come back to Syracuse. Like that‘s a lot of wasted gas for the delivery trucks. 4mo
LeahBergen What a great parcel! 4mo
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Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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#weekendreads
We got snow LAST NIGHT so this is VERY apropos! Woke up to several inches of snow here in #Seattle; looks pretty right now but this city can‘t handle it AT ALL, and my dog isn‘t at all sure ❄️

1 Please Scream Inside Your Heart - Dave Pell
2 I was in the mood for all the dark holiday movies this year…is that bad? But I‘ve always enjoyed Gremlins, I just saw Krampus, and always had a soft spot for National Lampoon 🤭

wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! ❤️ 5mo
witchyreader13 Thank you for tagging! 😀 5mo
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It might not be the cheeriest of books (documents all the news stories and craziness of the year that was 2020) but it recently caught my eye and I‘m really glad you got this one for me @TiminCalifornia 🙌🏼
It might be the only book I get to open this holiday season (my #creepychristmasswap gift is delayed) so it‘s all the more special 😉📚🎄
Hope you have a fabulous holiday on your end!
#jolabokaflod #creepychristmas

BookishTrish Happy Christmas 🎄 5mo
TiminCalifornia Merry Christmas Eve! 5mo
Texreader Ahhh look at that chocolate! ❤️ 5mo
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Reggie Merry Christmas! 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm back at home now, so I will re-send your package ASAP. 5mo
kamoorephoto @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Okay! Hope you‘re doing alright!! Have a good Christmas 🎄🙌🏼 5mo
teebe I‘m so intrigued by this book but I think I‘d have to save it for a few years from now lol. And merry Christmas! 5mo
kamoorephoto @TiminCalifornia I totally ate the Moonstruck chocolate truffles too quickly yesterday; they were so delicious. Thank you for sending those. I am SO bad at regulating my chocolate eating 😂 5mo
kamoorephoto @teebe Reading this now, I‘m still shocked at how quickly our news and events came flying at us in 2020. Almost every day shocking events happened and it‘s kind of hard to believe it even as I read it and remember it all. 5mo
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Holidays on Ice | David Sedaris
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Some kind person put this in the #LittleFreeLibrary right in front of my building.
I especially consider it a score because most of the books put in there are for kids (there‘s a childcare next door, and it‘s a children‘s reading org that sponsors it).
And finally the door on the LFL got fixed; it recently blew off when we had particularly bad weather…

marleed I put a couple holiday books in a LFL this week. I sure hope they made someone happy! 5mo
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All weekend I helped with the search effort to get this tiny foster pup back (#Seattle); she managed to back out of her collar. It was lucky she had a slip lead on because it got caught on a branch.
For 2 days of a search crew posting hundreds of posters and canvassing a several mile area, we finally had a sighting on a Ring video camera posted on social media. It was nearly 66.5 hrs that she was gone!
Such relief we found her! #pets

BookDragonNotWorm So glad there was a happy outcome! Such a big adventure for a tiny pup! 5mo
DrexEdit Yay!! A happy ending! 😃 🐶 5mo
DivineDiana Such a sweet face! So happy that the rescue efforts were successful! 5mo
Megabooks So happy you found her!!! 5mo
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Creepy Christmas | Jaimie Admans
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You‘re welcome, horror movie fans.
I put together a list of #CreepyChristmas movies (they do range in their Rotten Tomato squelchiness) for your holiday-horror-movie-watching pleasure.
Which can you recommend? 🔪🎄🪓

Bookworm54 I‘m watching Elves on Netflix (Danish series) which would also fit the creepy Christmas theme :) 5mo
kamoorephoto @Bookworm54 Cool! I have a short list of foreign movies too that I should post… 5mo
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Reggie Better Watch Out. Not gonna say anything else cause I don‘t want to spoil it but holy wow that movie. 5mo
BookwormAHN Anna and The Apocalypse is the best/saddest teenage zombie movie, the original Black Christmas is the best, Rare Exports is insane and fantastic, A Christmas Horror Story is a favorite of mine and Krampus is just awesome 🖤 5mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag. But no horror movies for me. I like HEA. 😉 5mo
NikkiM5 I just watched the 1970s version of Black Christmas 5mo
kamoorephoto The original Black Christmas is great, AGREED 👍🏼 @BookwormAHN @NikkiM5 …I must watch Better Watch Out and Krampus next!! @Reggie (edited) 5mo
Bookzombie The original Black Christmas is the best, but I also love the crappiness of the 2006 version. I watch it while I put up my tree every year. I also love Anna and the Apocalypse, but I love a musical. @Reggie Every year I say I‘m going to watch Better Watch Out, so this year I really will. 5mo
Reggie @Bookzombie I saw none of it coming of what happens in there. Hope you like it! 5mo
MaleficentBookDragon Better Watch Out 👍 👍 👍
I've seen all 3 versions of Black Christmas. They vary in quality but I love bad (to a degree) horror movies.
Anna and the Apocalypse GREAT! And a little sad.
Gremlins - classic.
Jack Frost is bad, but in a funny good way.
💝Love Krampus with Toni Collette. I don't know about the others.
Both Silent Night Deadly Nights are really bad, and not in a good way.
I want to see All The Creatures Were Stirring this year.
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kamoorephoto @MaleficentBookDragon Okay tonight, I HAVE to get another one watched!!! My son said he's too scared to watch Krampus with me though 😂 5mo
witchyreader13 Jack Frost is insanely ridiculous B-movie fare, and absolutely one of my favorites. There's also a sequel, if you can find it, called Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman. I love cheezy horror flix. Btw, @kamoorephoto , I received the package you sent for #creepychristmas. Thank you so much! ☠ 😍 5mo
kamoorephoto @witchyreader13 I can‘t wait for you to open your box, I really can‘t!!!! 🙀 I‘m going to have to watch Jack Frost and a few others this week…my boy won‘t watch these with me!!! (edited) 5mo
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Gratitude: A Journal | Catherine Price
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It‘s here @TiminCalifornia 👏🏼👏🏼Thank you!
My #Jolabokaflod package took 2 days from CA and I‘ll attempt to not open it before I‘m supposed to😌

Maybe I‘ll put up the tree this week?! I‘ve been feeling crummy and then received horrible news yesterday that my auntie in England passed away suddenly. I‘m overwhelmed at the news and don‘t know how I can get back over (passport + green card expired, no money for tickets, Covid restrictions)😩

Megabooks I am so sorry for your loss. 💜 5mo
TiminCalifornia So sorry to hear of your loss. It‘s a hard time to be far from family. 5mo
BookBosomed1 My thoughts are with you during this gentle time. Being far away from family during difficult times can be so challenging to the heart and mind. 5mo
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BookBabe I‘m so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you with His peace. Sending prayers. 🙏🏻 ❤️ 5mo
JessClark78 So sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 5mo
CaroPi Really sorry for your loss. Sending you a lot of strength in these though times 5mo
WJCintron Sorry for your loss. 🙏 5mo
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OH YEAH. It feels good to send off pretty red packages in the mail!!!
I sent off my #Jolabokaflod package yesterday, and my match is VERY lucky I did not eat the chocolate.

Hoping this gets to its destination safely (did anyone see that news story about the FedEx guy who dumped ~400 packages into a ravine instead of delivering them??)!😳
🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🎄
@MaleficentBookDragon

AmyG I saw that. And was secretly happy I don‘t really fedex anything. Crazy story. 5mo
BiblioLitten What!! That‘s terrible😳 5mo
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Creepy Christmas | Jaimie Admans
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My KILLER #CreepyChristmas swap box is on its way to the East Coast. Weeks of prep and I‘ve finally said goodbye; hope it gets there in one piece 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼
No peeking until Christmas Eve or Krampus will be paying someone a visit 👹

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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This stunner was at the bookstore today - an edition I had yet to see of one of my most favorite books EVER.
It has a velvety cover, and bats along the sides, and of course Edward Gorey illustrations. It‘s so gorgeous!!! 🖤❤️

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I loved reading Dracula 🧛‍♂️ 5mo
kamoorephoto My dad in England had it sent to me for Christmas!! He spied it on my wishlist 🖤🖤🖤 4mo
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Will | Will Smith
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I‘ve not posted for a bit altho I‘ve been on here commenting/browsing; I‘ve been struggling lately with SAD and MS symptoms. Fatigue and pain are even harder for me when it gets cold, and the doldrums hit HARD. I actually do know all the things I need to do: get outside and get active (thank goodness I got a dog again), connecting, etc.
Tell me what makes you happy when it‘s grey and cold outside! #creepychristmas #JolabokaflodSwap #winter

kamoorephoto Please tag people 🥰 5mo
BookishTrish Hot tea and a fireplace. How about you @reggie @FantasyChick @andrea4 5mo
MoonWitch94 A hot beverage, cozy blanket & good music. And when the weather does brighten a bit, I try to stand in the sunshine for even 5 minutes to get Vitamin D on my body. 5mo
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4thhouseontheleft Aromatherapy with essential oils and a diffuser, a regular sleep routine. Do you take Vitamin D? 5mo
Gissy So happy that you are back and you are managing things!😘🥰❤️❤️❤️
When I‘m sad or overwhelmed, I need a space from people/noises to process what is happening, to think how can I manage it. I need silence, be with myself. Then I need to walk outside, again, alone. After that space with myself, maybe I consult/talk with a friend. The beach, trees, nature, can calm me tremendously. If the situation is so difficult, I need to do exercises like run.
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Gissy I also, use candles in the house, some Celtic/new age soft music, a cup of tea and read when I calmed a little bit. But all these activities, I need to do it by myself at the beginning, trying to control those obsessive thoughts and all these have worked for me🤗
@Chrissyreadit @mabell @Avanders what do you do?
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FantasyChick Oh I know all too well about this one. When I'm feeling down and dreary I need to be by myself to work through it. A nice bath as hot as my body will allow, loaded with some calming Epsom salts and nice relaxing bubbles and a bath bomb. Slap on a rejuvenating face mask and some dim lighting. Rather than read on these days I'll throw on some cheesy show I've seen a million times and just let the world slip away. 5mo
FantasyChick You wouldn't believe how much something so simple can breathe new life into you! Thanks for including me @bookishtrish 😘 How do you guys deal @debbiegrillo @MoonWitch94 @ShelleyBooksie ? 5mo
MoonWitch94 @FantasyChick Thanks for thinking of me ☺️ I suggested a cozy beverage & blanket with good music. Also, when the sun does come out, I try to stand in the sunshine for a few minutes so my body gets some natural Vitamin D. So important for combating SAD. 5mo
FantasyChick @MoonWitch94 That'll teach me to read the comments before tagging 🤣🤣 Great suggestion! 5mo
DebbieGrillo Honestly, I've been treating myself to some THC gummies.Not lately because I've got some health stuff going on. Didn't try the stuff until I was well into my 40s. No regrets. Add some good music and snacks and life is grand! 5mo
kamoorephoto @4thhouseontheleft You know, I really should try some high dose Vitamin D, even though I do get outside for dog walks multiple times a day, it‘s not exactly sunny out right now (#Seattle) 🌧 @Gissy Candles DO make me happy; maybe I need to stop trying to ‘save‘ them and just burn them! @DebbieGrillo I‘ve been super cautious about THC because of anxiety issues but I may try some CBD?? 5mo
kamoorephoto **Also, stuff with my son (he just turned 14 😩) has been continuously stressful (trying to police his screen use, get schoolwork done, get therapy, deal with hormones, etc) and I‘m doing everything I can for that, and I‘m burnt out after two years of this pandemic BS, just me and him at home. Now he doesn‘t even want to go to his dad‘s because of his older 1/2 brother. I also tend to feel guilty when I take a break. 5mo
wanderinglynn It is hard when it‘s cold and grey outside. I exercise—yoga especially helps center me. I try to eat better, lots of fruits & veg. A good friend of mine does light therapy & says that helps. And just talking to someone and making sure I‘m not isolating myself. 5mo
kamoorephoto @FantasyChick Favorite cheesy shows right now???! 5mo
marleed When I‘m overwhelmed or struck inability to address things in my life, I create a personal Kanban chart. I tend to create them for weekends or for work days. Every little thing gets it‘s own sticky - prepping dinner, grocery store, clean off nightstand, read for an hour (I might have 5 stickies of this one!), walk 5 miles (3 stickies), meditate, take a bubble bath, text my sister, pay bills, mail birthday card, watch a movie with my son... ↓ 5mo
marleed I have a chart with 3 columns: 
1. To do (where all the stickies start). 
2. In Progress (where only 3-5 stickies can reside) 
3. Finished (where I want every sticky to land at the end of my timeframe).
It‘s a game, but it really helps me to visually move those stickies. I created them professionally for years before I started to use them in my personal life.
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4thhouseontheleft @kamoorephoto I have a just turned 14yo daughter and screen time, extracurriculars, hormones, therapy are all burning me out too. We just went to her teacher‘s funeral today too, I am going to need my own therapy session after this week carrying all of the emotional luggage. Hang in there 💞 5mo
kamoorephoto @marleed In my head, and when I‘m emotionally 100%, I can do this kind of planning. Sounds so good. The best I can do right now is get out my to-do list in one fell swoop onto paper so I can check things off. I used to do some pretty good journaling before I left R‘s dad and be on my own, but I don‘t have the energy for that (or the pretty). @4thhouseontheleft ahh so you understand. I can‘t even get R to do extracurriculars since pandemic 😐 5mo
marleed @kamoorephoto I sure hop you receive some tips that work for you now. In the meantime, I hope you feel some positive energy for a good day sent your way from me in Kansas City! 5mo
marleed @4thhouseontheleft Oh I‘m so sorry about the death of your daughter‘s teacher. That has to be hard. Sometimes days are just a lot. 5mo
FantasyChick I'm a big fan of the reality TV. It's always so bad and corny that I can just leave it on and binge lol. Love is Blind, The Circle, Selling Sunset, Too Hot to Handle, Sister Wives and my all time favourite feel good....90 Day Fiance! Bad, cheesy, cringey TV makes my day 5mo
ShelleyBooksie On nights when I'm low I enjoy soft jammies and warm covers while listening to a podcast or audiobook - one that does not require a lot of attention that I can drift off too. I also love a warm shower with some nice lotion after. ♡♡ I also love TV when I need to turn out. Cooking shows- great Canadian baker, Nailed it are faves. 5mo
Andrea4 I take higher doses of vit D. I have done sun tanning in a bed before in worse winters. Lots of warmth and coziness around me. Watching shows that I know can let me cry "with a reason" if I feel I need that. Making things. Anything really. Just creation. Playing with my plants and dirt (tricking myself to think I'm outside lol). If there are sunny days you best best I'm sticking myself in the middle of a sunbeam!! 5mo
Andrea4 Exercise of course is great but some kind that makes me feel happy, usually intense cardio for me and sometimes that is me dancing around like a maniac (this looks mostly like jumping and flailing of arms) to really loud music! I asked for a rebounding trampoline for xmas and can't wait to literally bounce around!!! Like tee I double G errrrr 🐅 5mo
Chrissyreadit I use a lot of what has been suggested, but most of all love a hot bath with Epsom Salts, I light candles, and in comfy pajamas under a cozy blanket put on Psych or a Jane Austen movie, and read a cozy mystery simultaneously- cause I know them by heart, and sometimes have popcorn. Also, I have an almost 18 year old and 19 year old and can honestly say the teen years are the most challenging but they grow out of it eventually ❤️- 5mo
Chrissyreadit And def get your vit D checked. You may need prescription strength. I hear a lot of good things about the light therapy. Finally- I use my litsy friends for funny memes- I love seeing all the stuff posted in the Winter Games (even though I don‘t play) 5mo
kamoorephoto @Andrea4 Do you get a vitamin D shot? 5mo
Andrea4 @kamoorephoto no, I just use drops. Generally in summer 2000/day (so for most brands this is two drops) and in winter I'll go to 3000/day. Last time I was tested my naturopath was pleasantly surprised by my Vit D number, saying it was one of the best she's seen and to keep going with that. I get the drops because most are already emulsified so you don't have to worry about taking with a fat. 5mo
MaleficentBookDragon I get it. I hope all this comments cheer you up a bit. Books and chocolate are nice and cozy.
I'm a strange one, I love it when it is cold and gray out (or rainy) because then I just snuggle under a blanket on my couch with a hot drink and furry cuddle bunny (cats or #manpanion? it depends). 😂
And I don't have to feel guilty about not wanting to go outside.
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kamoorephoto @MaleficentBookDragon Oh believe me, I live in Seattle so I‘m good with cold and espec. gray; it makes me feel much better than overly hot. Rain is also just fine (altho the dog complains sometimes); temperature extremes are really hard for me tho, because I have MS. Snuggle companions are a white dog and a white cat who tend to leave fur everywhere. Been struggling with so much pain and fatigue lately so that sucks. Talking on here helps ☺️ 5mo
BiblioLitten This post helped. Winters are not kind to my skin or my mood and I‘m always looking for things to make it better. 5mo
kamoorephoto @BiblioLitten Oh god yes, my skin is crap in the winter even though I‘m always moisturizing and drinking water. These new added stomach issues now make eating unpleasant 😩 Today I found out my aunt back in England suddenly has died and neither my passport or green card are up to date for travel. Feeling seriously PISSY TONIGHT!!!! Movie + book are very necessary. I‘m overwhelmed. 5mo
BiblioLitten I‘m so sorry to hear about your aunt. I hope you find peace. 💐 Hugs 💕 5mo
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The Girls Are Never Gone | Sarah Glenn Marsh
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@kimmypete1 A HUGE MONSTER THANK YOU for the #HHS swap package, especially for THREE included books on my wishlist, that‘s a real treat. I can‘t wait to read them!
And receiving candles (without me having to smell every single one in the store before buying one) makes me super happy. My SON will be very happy I ‘have‘ to share the Haribo. Seriously tho, the books especially made my day.

AND the sun came out in Seattle today 🎃
#hauntedhallowswap

kimmypete1 Yay!! Happy the sun came out for you too! 7mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🧡 7mo
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Hallow | Olga Gibbs
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Signed, sealed…sent!
My #HauntedHallowSwap box is on its way to one super lucky person who also loves books and candy (yeah, that doesn‘t tell you much, does it?).
Try not to peek! 😸🎃
#HHS #Halloween #bookswap @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 7mo
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Candyman | Alan Poul, Tri-Star Pictures, Bernard Rose, Steve Golin, Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons, Vanessa Williams, Dejuan Guy, Michael Culkin, Stanley DeSantis, Gilbert Lewis, Chris Makrozahopoulos
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The cat and I have discovered the best way to watch horror movies this Halloween; with the little projector I just got.

It makes me not regret putting shelves up yet because I still have a blank wall. I just need a shelf for it (it‘s sitting on a pile of books on my book cart). AND a sound bar.

I just need to add up the points for the movies I‘ve been watching! And I‘m well into our buddy read for #TeamSlaughter #scarathlon2021
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Clwojick Okay, wait! Is this the new one, or the one from the 90s?! I REALLY want to see the new one, since the old one is one of the only movies that creeped the heck out of me as a kid! 7mo
kamoorephoto @Clwojick I decided I‘d revisit the old one (on tubi) then I‘ll see the new one…! 🙀 7mo
kamoorephoto @Clwojick The new one is on early access on Prime… 7mo
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#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

I thought I‘d play a game of #NameThatMovie because there are some horror movies that I end up watching EVERY October WITHOUT FAIL. SURELY other people do too!!

Anyone recognize this screen shot? Lots of blood. An absolute classic.

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Clwojick Nightmare on Elm Street! 7mo
kamoorephoto @Clwojick 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 7mo
Clwojick I made a Freddy Krueger set of press on nails a while back, and I am so excited to wear them! 🖤 They‘re my favourite movies at Halloween. 7mo
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The Chestnut Man: A Novel | Soren Sveistrup
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I want to send out an invite to all you fellow Littens here who enjoy mysteries and thrillers and also have a #BOTM subscription. I‘ve been a BOTM member for years now but I help moderate BOTM: Mystery/Thriller Discussion Group over on Facebook. It‘s my month to host the discussion so I just posted a poll to help pick the book; there‘s never enough spooky stuff in October! These are just 2 in the poll.
Come look up the group and I can let you in!

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#HHS #HauntedHallowSwap #ThisOrThat

I‘m late to the party with this one and I‘m really not sure how useful it is but what I‘ve done is cross out what I DO NOT LIKE. Way more informative, right?!
I really am not a fan of pumpkin OR pumpkin spice (actually any hot drinks, so hot chocolate also had to go).
But I really can‘t choose between so many of these: books and movies, cats and bats, Frankie and Dracula? Yep, like it all.

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👻🖤🎃 8mo
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Fear Street Saga | R. L. Stine
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Has anyone else watched the #FearStreet trilogy on Netflix? What did you think?
I‘ll preface this by saying I‘ve not read R.L.Stine‘s Fear Street books that the trilogy (set in 1994, 1978, and 1666) is based on.
Regardless of its source material, it‘s exactly what you‘d expect from a Netflix event like this and despite reviews that make comparisons to the books (pointless to do) it‘s fun if you just roll with it. Beware terrible Irish accents 😉

Kimberlone I really enjoyed this series of anthology films, even as a person who doesn‘t engage much with horror films or fiction. I know I read a few Goosebumps books back in the 90s but I have no connection to the Fear Street series. Really appreciated the film and era references, and that it really commits to the violence/gore. 8mo
Oryx I liked it a lot - fun nostalgia (but terrible accents - bless them, they tried) 8mo
Reggie After the first movie, I felt guilty because as a queer person I feel like I should always root for other queer people. But after the first movie, if one of the lesbians had been killed I would have been ok with it. They just grated on my nerves. But by movies 2&3 I was back on team lesbian. 8mo
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56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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For the longest time I wondered what would be the first book I‘d read set against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, and THIS was it.
#56Days (Catherine Ryan Howard) is set in Dublin, Ireland, and while the pandemic isn‘t the FOCUS of the book, the situation where everyone is shut behind closed doors lends itself PERFECTLY to a thriller plot. A+ to Howard for recognizing that the lockdown would make great reading material. I read this FAST! 😷

Megabooks Great review! 8mo
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sonder
n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness

~ John Koenig, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

#newdog #dogsoflitsy

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐶 9mo
ShelleyBooksie ♡♡♡ Sonder♡♡♡♡ 9mo
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GondorGirl Look at that face! He's perfect! 🥰 9mo
kamoorephoto He‘s a goober… 9mo
kamoorephoto He took a liking my son and I figured that it's been a year and a half since my dog Apollo passed away, so I caved.
Sonder is 2 1/2 and he's deaf (he won't hear us yelling) and used to belong to an elderly lady but she passed away. There will be adjustment and training challenges but we can do it! He is getting me walking again 😉
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Well, it was my #birthday so I thought I‘d treat myself to a heavy book full of Jim Morrison‘s journals, lyrics and poetic ramblings. Jim was a bit of an obsession of mine when I was a teenager, my mum surprised me with an 18th bday cake with a similar pic to this one on it! I often made the trip to Paris to Père Lachaise Cemetery to go ‘hang out‘ esp around my birthday as it‘s the same week as Morrison‘s death; many make the ‘pilgrimage‘ there ?

DivineDiana A great way to celebrate! Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂📚 10mo
llcoolnate HBD!🎂🎉 10mo
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The Other Black Girl | Zakiya Dalila Harris
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I just realized I have read 3 books in a row with beautifully colored covers and they couldn‘t have been more different.
One is a thriller with ‘Get Out‘ vibes set in the publishing industry, the next is a funny, smart how-to (and not-to) guide to marriage and running a tech startup by a Bangladeshi Brit. And the 3rd is an exciting MG fantasy about bird clans by a well-known author starting something new. Recommend ALL 👍🏼

Onceuponatime What is the title of the middle one? 10mo
kamoorephoto @Onceuponatime It was such a fun read! Whip smart and funny, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The lead character Asha builds an app that rivals the likes of Twitter and Facebook, and its algorithm creates rituals that create communities; she abandons her PhD for her new marriage and startup. It‘s about tech, feminism, connections, racism, courage, faith, romance, and planning for the apocalypse. Thoughtful and unique!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 10mo
Onceuponatime @kamoorephoto Thank you that sounds very enjoyable! 10mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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So I have not posted in a LONG time.
The pandemic, stress, depression, dealing with remote-learning, you name it, I‘ve been unhealthily not doing all kinds of STUFF I usually do, although I HAVE been reading.
But I haven‘t been posting on Litsy, just logging books.
ANYWAY, this book was a LOT of sun-and-booze-soaked fun so I highly recommend it for a start of summer read.
A great escapist read. LOVED it 💗🍸🏄🏼‍♀️🌴#summer #MalibuRising

MicheleinPhilly Nice to “see” you again. And you are not alone with your feelings. It has been a beast of a year (and a half.) Welcome back. ❤️ 11mo
Reggie Yeah, this year, reacclimatizing to “normal.” It‘s been rough. Hope it gets better for you! 11mo
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Clown in a Cornfield | Adam Cesare
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Thank you so so much @Meaw_catlady 🥰
I opened up my box and I loved the wrapping but I was THRILLED that inside I found some of my most anticipated books. I REALLY can‘t wait to read the tagged book most of all. I love the book sleeve (what a surprise!), the retro bookmarks, the chocolate...oh, and my son is trying to claim the candy and the bath bomb. I may have to hide that. Thanks for putting so much thought into my box. I want to hug you! 🖤

Meaw_catlady It warms my heart to hear that!!!!!!!! It was so fun getting all the items together for you!!!!!! Enjoy!!! Blessed Samhain!!! The book sleeve is from one of my fave Etsy shops!!! And the bookmarks are from the lovely @That-Bookish-Hiker ‘s Etsy shop!! 2y
kamoorephoto @Meaw_catlady You know, I THOUGHT I recognized that it might be her shop!! I know her!!!! We have met at a couple of Litsy meetups here in the PNW! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 I love that! *Btw, I love the pic you just posted on your feed 😉 A Blessed Samhain to you too. It‘s a full moon tomorrow! 2y
Meaw_catlady @kamoorephoto she‘s great!! That‘s so cool!!!!! Thank you so much!!!! If you have Instagram there is more to see ! My handle is the same ! 2y
wanderinglynn Awesome box! 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 2y
Gissy Wow!!👌👻🖤🖤🖤 2y
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The Tenant | Roland Topor, Francis K. Price
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I‘m a big fan of both ‘Repulsion‘ (1965) and definitely ‘Rosemary‘s Baby‘ (1968), but I had still not seen Roman Polanski‘s ‘The Tenant‘. This film is part of a loose trilogy he made about the ‘horrors‘ faced by apartment and city dwellers. This one has Polanski in the lead role, stars Isabelle Adjani, and has a feeling of paranoia that is stifling.
It‘s been hard to shake this one since seeing it.
+6 points #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon

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A History of Horror | Wheeler W. Dixon
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I thought I‘d put up a whole bunch of what I‘d watched mostly over the weekend, especially since none of this particular stuff was earth-shattering even though it was entertaining. So much stuff to watch, I can‘t help myself.
Pilgrim (2019)
The Lodge (2019)
Play Misty for Me (1971)
I, Frankenstein (2014)
Eli Roth‘s History of Horror
Pure (2019)
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
The Uninvited (2009)
Devil (2010)
+ 46 points 💀
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Clwojick Way to go!!! 2y
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It‘s HEERE!!
It arrived safe and sound @Meaw_catlady even though the side has a split, the box actually looks like it hasn‘t lost anything).
I actually usually want my swap boxes to come later so I‘m not so tempted to open them 😬
I also have to make sure my cat Jeffers doesn‘t destroy the box...
#HauntedHallowSwap #HHS @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 2y
Meaw_catlady Ahhhh ! I‘m so glad nothing got lost! I packed it pretty full! 😳 2y
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A Quiet Place | Seichō Matsumoto
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Finally let my 12-year old watch this with me, and I‘d forgotten just how good it is. One of most amazing things about this movie is how the story is told with the action and these actors WITHOUT the need for dialogue. When you think about what is needed to move a story along and you‘re able to pay attention to every little thing in this film, it‘s even better the 2nd time (even when you know what‘s coming).
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I‘m SO excited!! I just mailed out THE BEST BLOODY #HauntedHallowSwap box today!!
It‘s on its way from here in Seattle to someone lucky somewhere far from me on the East Coast, and apparently it should get there Tuesday. I sent a mountain of books (maybe!) and so many goodies (or did I?!)...or was is it all a trick? 😏
I hope it will make someone very happy because I nearly kept it all myself (my son fought me for some of it).
#HHS #Halloween

MatchlessMarie The struggle 😂 I may have kept finding stuff for myself when I was shopping 🤫👻 2y
kamoorephoto @MatchlessMarie Isn‘t that always the way??! I don‘t know what‘s the worst to shop for: the books, smelly things, edible things...??? 2y
wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃🖤🧡☠️ I can‘t wait to see everyone‘s treats . . . or tricks. 😉😆 2y
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The Invisible Man | H.G. Wells
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I‘m not the only one who‘s seen this recently but I HAVE to post about The Invisible Man starring the amazing Elisabeth Moss.
It doesn‘t resemble the book by H.G.Wells or the original film but it‘s intense, frightening, and it kept me gripped all the way through. It‘s beautiful filmmaking with an ugly storyline of abuse at the center; my heart ached for CeCe. I loved the horror and I loved the ending.
+ 6 points / 4 💀
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The Shining | Stephen King
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Just about every frame of this iconic film is a visual masterpiece and this is one of Stanley Kubrick‘s most well-known movies. Stephen King was apparently disappointed with the finished product, said it lacked substance, and didn‘t like Nicholson‘s performance. Kubrick was a demanding director - he got into the Guinness Book of Records making Wendy do the baseball bat swinging shot a whopping 127 times!
+6 points / 5 💀
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Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Please don‘t argue with me on this: Psycho is one of the best movies ever made. Not just one of the best horror movies, unless you want to argue it‘s a psychological thriller or a mystery.
This scene alone changed the course of movie-making, and Hitchcock took a big gamble with technique, a new genre, and he shocked movie-goers the world over.
I can‘t help but watch it every October (sometimes twice).
+6 points / 5 💀
#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon

Clwojick I‘m ashamed to say I still haven‘t seen it 😱 2y
kamoorephoto @Clwojick What is this blasphemy??!! You haven‘t seen ‘Psycho‘?? Do you not like Hitchcock? B&W movies? You‘ve seen ‘The Birds‘, right? 2y
Clwojick Hah. No I havent 2y
kamoorephoto @Clwojick Your Halloween homework from me is to watch those!! You must! 🤦🏻‍♀️🔪 2y
Clwojick If they‘re on Netflix or YouTube I definitely will! 2y
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Hunting Annabelle | Wendy Heard
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This kept me glued to the page all the way through. What makes it a riveting novel is having such an unreliable narrator; Sean, previously institutionalized and diagnosed with schizophrenia, is ravaged with violent thoughts, but he‘s constantly wrestling with his desire to get better. Things become very complicated when he meets Annabelle. This will take you on a wild ride.
+ 16 points
Rating 💀💀💀💀
#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

CocoReads This might be my next read after 2y
kamoorephoto @CocoReads Being stuck inside Sean‘s mind really was an unsettling experience...author Wendy Heard does a good job of making the reader frightened FOR and OF him. 2y
CocoReads @kamoorephoto I read Carved in Darkness by Maegan Beaumont a couple of months ago—also disturbing. I have the second book in that series up to read this month too. So many good books! 2y
Clwojick Ooooh. Off to look into this more! It sounds so good! 2y
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The Good Daughter: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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Alright here it is @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter!

My #Scarathlon (and #Screamathon) TBR 🔪
It includes our #Buddyread The Good Daughter, which I‘m waiting for a copy of.
I have included 3 backup reads that I‘m not sure I‘ll get to and I haven‘t put in my online/shorter reads.
Thank you to @BookishTrish for Wonderland which got here yesterday! Also need to read White Trash Zombie...
A lot of backlist books I hope to read 👍🏼
+26

BookishTrish Glad it arrived safely! Enjoy! 2y
Clwojick ooooh! looks spooky!! 2y
Gissy Like that stack of books! 📚📚📚👻👻👻🖤🖤🖤 2y
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I‘m doing that ‘horror aesthetic‘ thing but only really have a few books and movies on it; if I‘d gone crazy with all the Halloween and horror stuff I love and didn‘t limit myself, this would be crammed. Can I do one on just candles?!
I LOVE Grady Hendrix‘s books, and Dracula and Carrie are 2 other faves. I love SO many horror movies, esp the classics and 80‘s horror! I used to work on horror movies so I know all the tricks 😉 #hauntedhollowswap

wanderinglynn 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 2y
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“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."
Let's make Ruth's dying wish come true. We owe her so much. #Vote ✊?

What an immeasurable loss. She certainly went down fighting.

#RIPRBG Rest in Power, Ruth

Chelsea.Poole 💔😭 2y
Palimpsest 😭I felt the the same thing when I read that quote from an NPR article. 2y
kamoorephoto It‘s just 46 days until the election; the GOP blocked Obama‘s nomination of Merrick Garland a full 237 days before the 2016 election because that was supposedly too close. She shouldn‘t be replaced yet. And I literally JUST saw Biden talk about this to reporters...good for him. It‘s surreal that RBG was thinking of this during her last days. 2y
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Leftcoastzen McConnell is already working on it .🤬 2y
Susanita Turtle man doing some mental gymnastics to justify it. 2y
ninergrl6 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 2y
TheBookHippie VOTE BLUE ... 2y
SamAnne Yes. McConnell and Trump need to be stopped in their tracks. 2y
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Happy Halloween | Susan Kueffner
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More #HauntedHollowSwap #HHS fun!

1 Carve a Jack-o-lantern
2 Halloween socks, women‘s 7 (I tend to be a ‘sock-shunner‘ as it‘s hard for me to go back to socks after summer) but I love ‘reading‘ socks and cool designs
3 Depends on the day
4 I enjoy bath bombs but I go through tons of candles ie bookish scents, fig, tuberose, lavender, rose, bergamot, basil, dragon‘s blood, patchouli, sandalwood
5 Coffin
6 Fab costume
7 Thriller (I love the 80‘s!)

kamoorephoto *Note on the candles: preferably nothing too sweet or fruity (these give me headaches) or candles that burn horribly smokey (cheaper ones set off my smoke alarm; found out the hard way 😹) 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I sympathize with your cheap candle incident. Candles are now one of the few things I‘ve found I have to be a bit stuck-up about. 😅 2y
wanderinglynn Yes, quality candles are a must. 👍🏻 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 2y
kamoorephoto @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @wanderinglynn Yaaassss!!! I love splurging on candles. Quality candles simply last longer (so your money actually goes further), and the scents aren‘t usually derived from artificial sources (giving headaches). They also burn cleaner. I think it‘s totally okay for people to be candle snobs. Candles make me happy 😬🕯 2y
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This Is Halloween | James A. Moore
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#HauntedHollowSwap questionnaire! Yay!
1 I love Dracula, Frankie, Freddie, Jason
2 Pumpkin spice - NO
3 I always end up as a witch but my fave costume was bloody zombie cheerleader
4 I can‘t say no to treats/candy (but I like ‘tricks‘ in movies)
5 Only a little bit superstitious
6 I always have a cat by my own side so cats are a given (but I love all the bats, rats, etc)
7 Headless Horseman
8 Haunted House
9 Apple Pie
10 I‘m game for either 😱

kamoorephoto **Watching all my favorite horror movies at Halloween is one of my favorite things - I should probably start making a list now... 2y
wanderinglynn Zombie cheerleader sounds awesome! 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 2y
kamoorephoto @wanderinglynn There was this ‘Zombie Prom‘ at the EMP/MoPop at #SeattleCenter a few years ago, and my ex played some music at it, and I did some photography. They also had professional makeup people there so you could get extra cool makeup. Some of the costumes there were so great. I got some awesome photos. Best part that night was going through the drive-thru later on (it wasn‘t quite Halloween). 2y
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Harrow Lake | Kat Ellis
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I won a giveaway for the last signed arc of this from author Kat Ellis and it arrived here during US publication week. It had been on my TBR for months and months!!!
I have to admit I drooled over the UK arc, designed to look like a VHS tape (I‘ll still be looking for one, believe me).
Also, the British version that‘s in the stores is a bright yellow and has sprayed pages. Such a different look.
I‘m so excited to read this one! #HarrowLake #horror

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Belle Vue | C S Alleyne
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#Horror fans! #BelleVue by British author C.S. Alleyne is being released by Crystal Lake Publishing TOMORROW 8.25.20! The setting is a Victorian-era insane asylum, and there‘s an evil within its walls. Fancy living there? Belle Vue will stick with you long after you‘ve read it...😱

This one I HAD to come on here and post about, after months of not really posting. Check out my review 👉🏼

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3351645643

kamoorephoto Order a copy here 👉🏼 amzn.to/2Qnvktb 2y
eri.reads Crystal Lake Publishing 🤣🤣 Sorry, I read that and immediately thought of Jason Voorhies 🔪 2y
kamoorephoto @eri.reads That is probably their plan... 😬 I think only publish horror? It‘s just an indie publishing company. Kind of cool 👍🏼 🪓 2y
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Between Burning Worlds | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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#quarantinereadschallenge TY for the tag @ephemeralwaltz I‘m still here; the last few months have been very hard
1 The tagged book
2 My Best Friend‘s Exorcism, Final Girls
3 Third Place Books Seattle
4 Dracula
5 The Princess Bride, Carrie
6 Too many to count
7 One where I can fly and talk to animals
8 My Sister, The Serial Killer
9 More books from my shelves at home
10 Bed, blanket, cat, iced tea, silence
11 Charlotte‘s Web, ‘Malory Towers‘ series

wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag ☺️ 2y
ephemeralwaltz So glad to see you on here! Hugs 2y
ephemeralwaltz And yes to #8! In a good way 🤗🤗 2y
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Apollo's Song | Osamu Tezuka
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Right now my heart is breaking.
It‘s been just 6 weeks since my kitty passed away but now my dog Apollo, who‘s been with me his whole life, is ready to pass on and join her. He has a mass on his chest, he keeps having accidents, he is weak and confused.
I just can‘t afford to help him die with dignity because I‘m in such a hard spot. Vet fees are exorbitant and there‘s no such thing as a sliding scale with them.
I hate this.
#dogsoflitsy #pets

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I‘m so sorry. You‘re doing right by him. ❤️❤️ All my love to you 2y
DGRachel I‘m so sorry. 😢 2y
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Redwritinghood Sorry you‘re having a tough time. Just try to comfort him as best you can. 2y
zezeki So sorry to hear this. Sending love your way. ❤️❤️ 2y
TrishB So sorry 💔 2y
Eyelit So sorry to hear. Take good care and know he loves you as much as you love him 💚 2y
Butterfinger That is so hard. I'm sorry. 2y
xicanti I‘m so sorry. Your situation breaks my heart. 2y
Susanita 😢💔 2y
Sleepswithbooks I‘m sad your heart hurts. Letting him feel you beside him is such a loving comfort ❤️ 2y
Jas16 Oh I am so sorry 2y
Tamra 😢 2y
janeycanuck Oh, I‘m so sorry you‘re going through this 💔 2y
JessClark78 I‘m so sorry. 💔❤️ 2y
SW-T I‘m so sorry for your recent loss and your current pain 😢💔😢💔 Apollo knows your heart. That means more than anything to him. 💔😢💔😢💔 2y
kezzlou85 So sorry for you. 2y
Gissy I'm so sorry! 😢 2y
Geenie 🤦‍♀️. My heart goes out to you and your 🐕. 2y
sharread I'm so sorry 💔❤❤ 2y
kamoorephoto @sharread I miss him so much 😢 2y
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@MoonWitch94 #ThoughtfulThursday 🐺🌕
*The moon already looked magnificent last night!

- I‘m going into 2020 believing that it will be even more transformative than the last; 2019 was hard but it moved me forward, and away from a place of pain and fear
- I didn‘t set a lot of resolutions but my goal again is to have courage, be mindful and present, and be proactive
- Reading tagged book: Marsha Linehan‘s DBT teachings saved my life

MoonWitch94 I can‘t wait to take a look at the moon 🌙 tonight. (Missed it last night) Those are such good resolutions. Sending joy & peace to you in 2020. Thanks for playing ☺️ 2y
Avanders Thank you! 😘♥️ I‘m happy to hear that, difficult though 2019 may have been, it moved you forward. That is always so hard, but important to recognize your progress 🤗🤗 Hugs and love to you! 🤗♥️ 2y
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This just arrived, and I want to tell everyone out there who has struggled or IS suffering from BPD, suicidal thinking, emotional trauma, or self-harming behaviors, #DBT works.
I took part in one of the studies/DBT trials here at the BRTC in #Seattle, where #MarshaLinehan developed her Dialectical Behavioral Therapy programs, and thanks to the skills I learned, and therapy I received, it SAVED MY LIFE and changed my world.
Thank you, Marsha ❤️

JennyM I am so jealous!!! I cannot wait to read this. ♥️ Tagging @Kalalalatja (edited) 2y
kamoorephoto @JennyM @Kalalalatja Marsha Linehan is an amazing lady 🙂 Hope you get to read it soon! 2y
JennyM @kamoorephoto @Kalalalatja she sure is and DBT is just a wonderful therapy from a clinical perspective. Enjoy xx 2y
Kalalalatja Thanks for tagging me @JennyM it sounds like just a book for me! 2y
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Oasis | Katya de Becerra
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‪RELEASED TODAY! 🔥‬
‪Read my #bookreview for #OasisBook by Katya de Becerra by @bookbrag Imprint Macmillan ‬
‪It‘s also a #YA #BOTM pick this month 😱‬

‪👉🏼Supernatural thriller set in Dubai; #Oasis is spec-fiction guaranteed to get you thinking‬
‪http://kamoorephoto.booklikes.com/post/2028100/supernatural-thriller-set-in-the-dubai-desert-oasis-is-speculative-fiction-guaranteed-to-get-you-thinking-and-a-bit-hot‬

kamoorephoto **I‘ve been gone from Litsy for a bit but I‘m making a comeback starting now 😉 2y
BookwormAHN Nice to have you back. My copy of Oasis from #botm arrived today 😸 2y
kamoorephoto @BookwormAHN Thank you!! 🥰 2y
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October | Richard B Wright
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It was a fun reading month (can it always be October?)!
The #scarathlon gave me lots of excuses to indulge in lots of horror, including lots of graphic novels.
I meant to get to more of my TBR but considering my world is still in flux (and had to watch horror movies), I did ok.
13 books
2 book signings
1 lease signing
1 vet visit
1 cat calendar photo session
2 blog tour posts
Countless arguments with my middle schooler
75 pieces Halloween candy

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🙌🏻📖👻 3y
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Doing my #scarathlon wrap-up although I fully intend to keep watching scary movies all day (I‘m watching Bird Box right now) and night and to keep reading too...
1 Lucky 13
2 Bird Box, Ninth House
3 Rosemary‘s Baby (always), Us, Halloween
4 Jar Of Fears, and the A-Z game
5 My son wants both me and his dad to take him trick-or-treating as usual but we are split up now sooo I still don‘t know what‘s happening 🤔

#TeamSlaughter +50

kamoorephoto Okay, the movie for Bird Box wasn‘t bad but what‘s up with SO many people not knowing it was a book? 🤨 Looking forward to reading 3y
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Bone Parish #1 | Cullen Bunn
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These two lovelies, Pete The Cat, Five Little Pumpkins , and Bone Parish, round out my #ScaryScavengerHunt reads!! 🖤🖤🖤

#TeamSlaughter +14
*Sorry I didn‘t carve a pumpkin 🎃 @Clwojick