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Pardon the language. 😂 October funnies! #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick @StayCurious

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Eggs 🖤🖤🖤 7h
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I only got about 8 hours total for #20in4 but I still made a lot of progress, especially for #scarathlon. I finished An Unfortunate Demise, listened a lot to Good Omens, started #teamslaughter #buddyread Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder and made progress on a few others.

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October, October | Katya Balen
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True crime #tvshow tonight for #scarathlon. Vengeance: Killer Millionaires. It‘s crazy; it‘s about a man I knew 20+ years ago from my old job in Austin, who was murdered in 1999 while I was in law school, and I had no idea. #teamslaughter @Clwojick @StayCurious

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October, October | Katya Balen
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IndoorDame 🤍🤍🤍 22h
Clwojick So fun! 19h
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October, October | Katya Balen
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October, October | Katya Balen
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Deadly Women: The Woman Mystery Reader's Indispensable Companion | Jan Grape, Darryl Dean James, Ellen Nehr
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Cozy Halloween: Cozy Mystery Boxed Set | Addison Moore, Bellamy Bloom
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It was crazy hard to find candles on a book cover! Found ‘em, lower right corner.

#scarathlon #ominousoctober #teamslaughter @Clwojick @StayCurious @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

#candle

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 🧡🖤 15h
Eggs 🧡🕯🎃👏🏻🖤 10h
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Gallant | V.E. Schwab
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VE Schwab shares her spookiest reads! I may be readjusting my October tbr list. #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick @StayCurious

https://www.instagram.com/p/CjNuFXaD_4z/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

Clwojick Ooooh! 19h
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Catsandbooks I love a map! 9h
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Catsandbooks ❤️ 9h
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Catsandbooks Excellent! 9h
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Free ebook today for all y‘all playing in #scarathlon @Clwojick @StayCurious

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October, October | Katya Balen
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Clwojick Awesome list! 1d
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Clwojick 🖤🖤 1d
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Sleepswithbooks 😂😂😂 1d
Texreader @Sleepswithbooks Yep, this was my favorite today! 1d
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Clwojick 🖤😝 1d
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RamsFan1963 I agree, candy corn is an abomination!! 1d
Susanita I love candy corn! 1d
Bette So funny 🤣 1d
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It took me long enough (thanks to a stinking headache for days), I‘ve finally assembled my #scarathlon event tracker. It‘s awesome! I‘ll show you the inside when I‘ve got more things happening in it. #teamslaughter @Clwojick @StayCurious

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An Unfortunate Demise | Blythe Baker
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One more post for this book. I have figured out the #PromptMaze and I'm really looking forward to it!! 😎

I'm obsessed with color coding, so orange will mean I've completed a square, and green will indicate my next square to complete. Whoohoo!

This is fun @thearomaofbooks !!!

#scarathlon @teamslaughter @clwojick @staycurious

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I love seeing the progress!! 1d
Clwojick Woohoo! 1d
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An Unfortunate Demise | Blythe Baker
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Having finished the tagged book, I have officially finished #LitsyAtoZ for the year!!! I‘ve been playing since 2017 and I‘ve always finished. But this is my earliest completion yet!! So, I‘ll keep playing because I have some books planned for those harder letters I still hope to read by the end of the year. BTW, those are the letters of the alphabet getting blown away!! 🎉🎊🎈

Read-y_Picker Yay! Well done 🥳🥳 (edited) 1d
Texreader @Read-y_Picker Thank you!!! 1d
Librarybelle Congratulations!! 1d
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LeslieO Fun! I haven‘t done it in a few years but it‘s such a great way to pick books from my TBR. Maybe I will challenge myself. 1d
Texreader @LeslieO I agree; this challenge, but most challenges help. But they also help me go buy more too! 1d
LeslieO @Texreader So true! 1d
BarbaraBB Well done!! 1d
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Eggs 👻🔥🧡 23h
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An Unfortunate Demise | Blythe Baker
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A lady‘s maid solves a murder while recovering from a murder in book 1. It could have described what happened in book 1 rather than assuming the books were read in order. Ladies‘ maids are always meek so I find these stories frustrating but it was well told even so. A fine book for its genre.

#20in4 #31by31 #autumnatoz #autumnbingo2022 #bodycountbingo #litsyatoz #octoberreadathon #promptmaze #spookoween #witchathon #scarathlon #teamslaughter

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Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2d
Texreader @Andrew65 Thanks for hosting! I've had a nasty headache, so I'm very happy I got one book already under my belt!! And I started Good Omens on audio last night, and read some of Powers of Darkness. 2d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1d
Clwojick Way to go! 🖤 1d
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EclecticBookLover 😱 I didn't know Michael Sheen and David Tennant did this! Hopefully my library will get it based on my request 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞 1d
Texreader @EclecticBookLover It's hilarious! I watched the show first, and glad I did because I can picture so much. I hope you can get it soon! 1d
EclecticBookLover I loved the show! Hopefully I will! 1d
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The Great Catsby | B.K. Baxter
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Do I get to count twice since there are two cats on the cover? 😉 #cat for October 1

#ominousoctober #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick @StayCurious @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

The.Great.Catsby EXCUSE ME?!?!? They stole my username!!!! Jkjk. This looks fun! 1d
The.Great.Catsby I'm not really a fan of cozy mysteries, but I got it on Amazon. I mean, how can I not at least attempt to read it?! 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 😻 1d
Texreader @The.Great.Catsby I LOVE THIS! 1d
Eggs 🧡🐈‍⬛🖤 23h
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I was an unfortunate victim of a nasty headache much of yesterday and sadly didn‘t start all my #scarathlon posts! But I am making up for it today starting with yesterday‘s photo challenge, black (& you see how it picks up fingerprints 😞).

#scarathlondailyprompts #black #teamslaughter @Clwojick @StayCurious

Ann_Reads Glad you're feeling better! 1d
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Indiana | George Sand
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Indiana is in a loveless marriage when she falls madly in love with a Parisian for whom she‘s ready to abandon all. Set contemporaneously when it was written, 1831, you have to imagine that Indiana‘s actions would likely destroy her life. The romance is over-the-top, apparently common during this period. But the author, a woman writing under a pen name, was on the cutting edge of women‘s rights and she held very strong beliefs about women in ⬇️

Texreader society. The author‘s practical and philosophical opinions about France in the 1830s are worth reading if you can get past the way, way overdone forbidden love story. The author complains vociferously in multiple prefaces about the censorship this book suffered. The MC ultimately moved back to her home island of #Reunion (then íle Bourbon) and its descriptions are lovely. #readingafrica2022 Just TWO countries left!! (edited) 5d
BarbaraBB Beautiful review en two countries left is amazing! 5d
Librarybelle Amazing…two countries to go!!! 5d
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October, October | Katya Balen
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I started a #scarathlon point tracker in Word(I need to fix the title). It‘s manual, no lovely formulas adding anything up. I‘m happy to share if anyone wants a copy. I think it can easily be converted to Excel. Just comment with your email address below if you‘d like a copy.

It‘d be super easy to recreate as well. The most important part for me was having the points available at the top and I can update that as activities are added.

PageShifter It could help me, can you send it to blogikaye@gmail.com ? ^_^ (edited) 5d
candc320 I‘d love a copy!! candc320@gmail.com . Thanks! 5d
Texreader @PageShifter @candc320 Sure! I‘ll send after work tonight 5d
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StayCurious Send me a copy please! Always looking for help! Lebretonr87 @gmail.com 5d
Texreader @StayCurious @PageShifter @candc320 I just sent y‘all an email with the Point Tracker 4d
candc320 @texreader got it, thanks so much!! This is going to be really helpful! 4d
DebinHawaii I am so bad with Excel. I‘d love a copy please. debinhawaii@gmail.com Thank you! 2d
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Other Birds: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
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And this from Sarah Addison Allen. I follow her on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CjEmhQTLmPT/?igshid=MmIxOGMzMTU=

GingerAntics The fear is REAL! 5d
Graywacke And here I thought it was a fear of not being able to read everything. 🙂 (eta - goodness, it‘s a real word!) (edited) 5d
CoverToCoverGirl That‘s a very scary word! 4d
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I‘m loving my decision to listen to the original Dracula on audiobook and reading this Swedish version that was only recently discovered and translated into English. It‘s more than twice the length of the original and still early in there are notable differences, like here: Harker‘s meeting and talking to 1 of the witches on occasion. In the Swedish version, Dracula has an old woman who is his house servant but he has none in the original. ⬇️

Texreader And, I‘ve seen the first speech by Dracula in which he talks about ruling the world (unlike in the original). Dracula‘s fascism and anti-semitism are discussed in the introduction by the man who discovered the vastly different Swedish version and who translated it. My problem with listening to the original (much shorter) is that I‘m getting too far ahead. I‘ll have to find a rhythm. The Audible edition of the original, BTW has a full cast. ⬇️ (edited) 5d
Texreader Alan Cumming is Jonathan Harker and I think Tim Curry is Dracula. I‘ve just started the chapter by Mina and Lucy in the audiobook, voiced by 2 different women. There are actors for the whole gang including Van Helsing. I‘m having a ball. #chunksterchallenge2022 @Amiable (edited) 5d
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A to Z | Sandra Boynton
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I'm setting up my TBR list for the #AutumnAtoZ readathon. To join in the readathon for October, see my previous post under the tagged book. As you can see any book will count. If you get half the alphabet, you get an extra 50 points, and the whole alphabet lands you 100 extra points in the #AutumnAtoZ contest. I hope you'll play along!

Your time also counts as a readathon for #Scarathlon

This list also is an update for my #Scarathlon2022TBR

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In defense of reading

Brought to you by two of the best characters in the universe

KathyWheeler Love this! 😄 6d
erzascarletbookgasm 😂 I love Calvin and Hobbes 6d
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Sarum: The Novel of England | Edward Rutherfurd
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#twofortuesday @TheSpineView

1) Absolutely! Historical fiction is my go-to and ancient history, if well written, can be among the best

2) Tagged and anything by Rutherford. Also all of Sue Harrison‘s books set in the ice age, & W Michael & Kathleen Gear‘s ancient North American historical fiction

I‘ve been absent from all the weekly posts for a long time thanks to a demanding work schedule. I‘m hoping to get back into the groove again!!

TheSpineView Good choice! Thanks for playing 5d
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Indiana | George Sand
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When asked to hide the wound caused by her husband‘s stomping on her face, this was the wife‘s (Indiana‘s) excellent reply. Reminder this book was written in 1831, when women were NOT “allowed” to stand up to their husbands. No wonder this book was so heavily censored.

#Reunion #readingafrica2022 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

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A to Z | Sandra Boynton
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For the month of October, each letter completed counts 10 points! Finish any unique lucky 13 letters and that‘s 50 points! Winner gift tbd. Tag #autumnatoz & me for all posts to get credit. Play along with #scarathlon!

I‘m new to hosting a readathon so please ask questions or give me helpful hints. I can‘t wait to see y‘all play!

And thanks to the incredible @BookishMarginalia who hosted the inaugural and the best #LitsyAtoZ challenge!

Bookwormjillk Fun! I have 4 letters left in my 2022 challenge but they‘re the hard ones so maybe I‘ll start over for yours 😂 7d
Texreader @Bookwormjillk What do you have left? I‘ve been very creative and might be able to help 7d
Clwojick @Bookwormjillk Not sure if this is your thing, but I always check out comics/graphic novels etc for letters that I‘m super stuck on. 6d
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Clwojick And I‘ll add this to the event list I have going for Scarathlon! 6d
Bookwormjillk @Texreader V, X, and Z. I‘ve just been filling them in without trying as I go along might will have to be more deliberate now. Thought I was missing U but realized I read Under the Dome in August. (edited) 6d
StayCurious This is great! 6d
Bookwormjillk @Clwojick I‘ll read anything! 6d
Clwojick For V I read Vladimir by Julia May Jones and Vendetta by Fern Michaels. For X I read Xoxo by Axie Oh and X by Sue Grafton and for Z I read Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. 🖤 @Bookwormjillk 6d
DanaManiac This sounds fun! 6d
Bookwormjillk @Clwojick thanks! I read your X and Z last year, but will look at Vladimir and Vendetta! 6d
Texreader @DanaManiac I hope you‘ll play. Every book counts!! 6d
Texreader @Clwojick Thanks for adding to the #scarathlon event list!! 6d
DanaManiac @Texreader Yes, I will be! 🧡🖤 6d
Catsandbooks This sounds so fun! Thanks for hosting Karen! 6d
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! This looks fun!! And just checking - 10pts per letter completed, and if we check off any 13 letters, it's a bonus 50pts? 6d
Texreader @TheAromaofBooks You got it!! 6d
TheAromaofBooks Okay, perfect!! At first I thought there was a specific group of 13 letters to get the bonus points, so that's where I confused myself 😂 6d
DebinHawaii I am in! Thanks for hosting! 2d
Texreader @DebinHawaii Fantastic!! Have fun and good luck! 2d
Texreader @DebinHawaii Fantastic!! Have fun and good luck! 2d
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These three ebooks are free today and all would work for #scarathlon. @Clwojick @StayCurious

Clwojick Awesome! 🖤 7d
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Indiana | George Sand
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Île Bourbon is the former name of #Reunion

Our characters are finally on the island having fled Paris and living in the house inherited by Indiana, and this is the first description of the island

#readingafrica2022 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

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The Judge Hunter | Christopher Buckley
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A terrific jaunt across English and New England history: a nitwit is sent to the colonies to hunt down two judges who‘d signed King Charles I‘s death warrant and instead he stumbles into far bigger, interesting, and terrifying intrigues. A unique take on the earliest history of New York, in which the larger facts are true but the smaller pieces are a fun (& sad) imagining of what happened behind the scenes. Highly recommended. #letterJ #litsyatoz

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In Xanadu | William Dalrymple
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The author recreated Marco Polo‘s trek from the Vatican to Xanadu. His own trek through tyrannical Iran and communist China was likely as perilous as Polo‘s. It‘s an interesting travelogue but not as well written as Bernard Ollivier‘s books about walking the Silk Road. The narrator spoke so softly & fast I had to slow the audiobook down & hike the volume. There also were odd musical interludes that just didn‘t work. #letterX #litsyatoz

Texreader @Bookwormjillk This was book for X and it is also very short and really interesting. If you do audio, less than 3 hours. Just turn up the volume and slow it down. @Clwojick @StayCurious 6d
Bookwormjillk @Texreader thanks ☺️ 6d
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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I‘ve started rereading this (for the umpteenth time), but this time I‘ve decided to listen to it. I want to compare it while I‘m reading the Swedish edition*, which is double the length so I can pick up the differences in real time. The Swedish edition is a chunkster, so I‘m hoping this will be enough of a head start to finish for #scarathlon. #teamslaughter #chunksterchallenge2022 @Clwojick @Amiable

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Who knew there was a Spanish version of Dracula? This is fascinating!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci8hu-JPau7/?igshid=MmIxOGMzMTU=

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The Judge Hunter | Christopher Buckley
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Pepys plays an important part in the tagged book, so I decided to Wiki him. I found this excerpt from his diary about the plague in London, proving history continually repeats itself.