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Joined November 2016

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Guest: A Changeling Tale | Mary Downing Hahn
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Another great middle grade by Mary Downing Hahn.

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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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I listened to this on audio and the narration really hurt this one. They should have had Bronson Pinchot narrate the entire book and not just the chapter intros. Ok story but not nearly as good as My Best Friend's Exorcism.

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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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In case anyone is interested, I have all my Halloween-ish items in my Etsy shop on sale through the 31st. 🎃🎃😊😊

https://www.etsy.com/shop/NikkisNookCS

chaoticgoodhufflepuff @kourtlynrose I thought you‘d like these! 1mo
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Crone | Jeannie Wycherley
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Ok not great. Good for an October spooky read but one I will have forgotten in a few weeks.

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The World That We Knew | Alice Hoffman
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There are a handful of contemporary authors that I feel are just master storytellers and Alice Hoffman is definitely one of them. Set during WWII in France and Germany, this story is beautiful, heart breaking, and magical.

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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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The latest toy I've added to my Etsy shop. This was a challenging pattern, but I love how she turned out 😊

#audiocrocheting #nessie #amigurumi

merelybookish Sweet! 1mo
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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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Southern Heat | David Burnsworth
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Y'all. It's hot in the South. The feels like temp is 104. I want Fall 😭😭

Tamra Ooooof! 🥵 I don‘t want the 50 degrees here, but I also don‘t want your temps either! 1mo
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TheSpineView I am feeling you! When will this heat end?🥵 1mo
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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TK-421 I love Anne 💕 1mo
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Been busy, but jumping back into #quotsyoct19

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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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The thing that pulls me out of a historical fiction book quickly is inaccuracies. The way the main character here, a noblewoman in 17th century England, traipsed around the countryside on horseback, unchaperoned, 9 months pregnant which she did the entire book, was so unrealistic I couldn't get past it. It just wouldn't have happened. Also the story was bland and predictable.

emz711 Ooo i just posted this book and wanted to know how it was. Good to know! 1mo
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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I enjoyed this so much! Set in Appalachia during the Depression, this is the story of Cussy Mary or Bluet as she is sometimes called, the last of the famous blue-skinned people of Kentucky. (Yes that is a real thing) Characters you love (especially her mule Junia), great story, historically accurate. Loved!

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The Institute | Stephen King
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No secret King is a good storyteller, and this was a good read. It was missing something though. The kids connection to each other didn't seem as real or poignant as in past novels like It or The Body.

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Tunnel of Bones | Victoria Schwab
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This is a good middle grade series so far.

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The Bone Snatcher | Charlotte Salter
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This was just a hot mess. Skip it.

vonnie862 That's too bad. The cover is gorgeous. 2mo
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Maleficent | Elizabeth Rudnick
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I had to share because I love how she turned out. Just added to my Etsy store this week 😊

https://www.etsy.com/listing/720986052/disney-villains-maleficent

#amigurumi #audiocrocheting

JennyM That‘s awesome! 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess OMG!! SO Cute!!! 2mo
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Baptism of Fire | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Another great addition to this series

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Blackwater | Michael McDowell
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Blackwater by far the best of the month and one of my few 5 star reads this year.

#augustwrapup

CindyMyLifeIsLit I love the Blackwater saga! Did you read or listen to the audiobook? 2mo
toofondofbooks @CindyMyLifeIsLit I listened to the audio and it was excellent 2mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit Yes, I think that narrator really brings the characters to life! 2mo
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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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Ddzmini 🥰🥰🥰 3mo
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Time of Contempt | Andrzej Sapkowski
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If you are thinking about this series before the Netflix show starts, I very much recommend the audio versions. The narrator is amazing! Great series so far

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I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story | James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
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DrawingSustenance Well, not EVERYTHING... 3mo
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Disney Princess Collection | Disney Book Group
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I'm hosting a giveaway on my Instagram in case any of my Litten friends would like to check it out 😍

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1d423ohBve/?igshid=1sl16gb6gcmlr

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The Birchbark House | Louise Erdrich
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Good middle grade historical fiction.

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On Writing | Eudora Welty
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Frankenstein (Revised) | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Biloxi | Mary Miller
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I picked up this one because I live about an hour north of Biloxi and we drive down pretty regularly. So it was neat to read about a place I am so familiar with. This book is written as a kind of stream of consciousness of a 64 year old recently divorced and retired man. It's not a happy feel good book at all, but I found myself having a lot of sympathy for the main character.

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Hubby and I were trying to explain this to our kids tonight. They seriously have no concept of it at all. I told them how my mom would mark on the calendar the day every year that The Wizard of Oz would come on and we'd mark off the days. Then we had to sit down at that time and watch it WITH commercials! They thought we were kidding at first. I was 11 yrs old before we got our first VCR 🤪

CarolynM Yes, it's hard to believe now isn't it? I remember the anguish of going on holiday and having to miss my favourite shows! 3mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage How did we survive? 3mo
rather_be_reading 🤣🤣 3mo
CouronneDhiver 😂😂 3mo
Louise My mom and I we‘re talking about this recently and also that we‘d wait for the Friday Night Movie and just hope it was a good one. Just about the whole country watched certain prime time shows because there was less choice back then. Remember the summer when the whole country was asking, “Who shot J.R.?” 😂 (edited) 3mo
MamaGina Those were the days!🎶It amazes me that I grew up in a rural area where rabbit ears got us 2 channels and now I have access to thousands of options on a device I hold in my hand! 🤓 3mo
toofondofbooks @Louise I certainly do! We watched Dallas and Dynasty religiously lol 3mo
toofondofbooks @MamaGina me too! We got ABC, CBS, PBS and every now and then on a clear day NBC would tune in a little bit lol. But we only had one TV and watched whatever my parents watched if they'd let us and a lot of times I think that was just so they could use us as the remote 🤣 My kids have no idea lol 3mo
toofondofbooks @CarolynM or heaven forbid the power went out or *gasp* the President have an address 😆 3mo
Louise Remember having to nominate someone to stand and hold the antenna just right to get a clear picture? And if they dared to let go, it would go fuzzy again! 😂 (edited) 3mo
toofondofbooks @Louise I sure do! 3mo
rubyslippersreads I think in some ways it made The Wizard of Oz more special when you knew you had to wait a whole year to see it again. 😊👠🌈 3mo
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This was a fantastic reading experience. Michael McDowell is completely underrated and was an amazing Southern Gothic writer. I cannot recommend this enough. An epic family saga with all the dysfunction of great old southern families and a little bit of supernatural horror thrown in so organically that you sometimes forget this is considered a horror novel. 5 great big humongous stars.

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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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The Last Battle | C. S. Lewis
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megnews ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Tender is the Night | F Scott Fitzgerald
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JennyM I so love this book. 3mo
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Loved this puzzle. My childhood in a box 😁

#audiopuzzling #jigsawpuzzle

RachelAmphlett Oh, wow - me too! 3mo
CarolynM Fantastic! A lot of memories there🙂 3mo
JenReadsAlot I did this one! 3mo
Purrfectpages Oooh I love it! 3mo
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Duma Key: A Novel | Stephen King
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Confusing plot, unrealistic character traits, nearly incomprehensible antagonist - wait, who? What? Should have been 500 pages shorter. It just kept going on and on. Absolutely my least fave SK ever. Probably should have never been published. Skip it.

BookishTrish I remember really liking this one. Must reread... 3mo
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Today's daily deal at Audible.

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Flowers in the Attic | V C Andrews
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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Heat Wave | Eileen Spinelli
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😭😭😭 because it's been so pleasant and mild in the South so far this summer #sarcasm 😭😭😭

Bklover Wow! 3mo
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Inkheart | Cornelia Funke
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ladym30 Love this!❤️ 3mo
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It | Stephen King
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A long one but I love this.

#quotsyaug19 #slogan

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Song of Solomon | Toni Morrison
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Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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I'm reading this series in the recommended order. The first two are a collection of short stories that introduce the characters and do some world building. As short stories, some are better than others but overall I'm falling for this story. I cannot recommend the audio narrator, Peter Kenny enough. He was excellent and I felt right in the story with him. On to the next which is the first full length novel 💥

LoveToReadLiveToRead I‘m doing the same and am just about to start this one. 3mo
MellieAntoinette Oooh I‘m about 20% in on this one! The personality of these characters just leaps off the page! 3mo
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Bleak-House... | Charles Dickens
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IamIamIam Well, that does set one very bleak picture... 3mo
toofondofbooks @IamIamIam I know right? Can't you just feel the fog on your skin though? I 💙 Dickens 3mo
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The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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When I heard that the new Netflix adaptation of The Witcher series was going to star Henry Cavill this series zoomed to the top of my TBR. The recommendation for reading order starts with this collection of short stories which I thoroughly enjoyed. The audio narrator is really good. The Comic Con trailer can be seen here https://youtu.be/cSqi-8kAMmM

Cheshirecat913 I had to laugh when I showed my husband the trailer. He was oh, making movies out of video games don't really work. 😅 3mo
toofondofbooks @Cheshirecat913 the video games were actually based on the books 3mo
Cheshirecat913 That is why I had to laugh, that the video games are more well known than the books. 3mo
toofondofbooks @Cheshirecat913 oohh gotcha lol 3mo
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Midnight Graffiti | Stephen King
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Another great Hoffman story. Terribly flawed characters struggling to cope with each other and their circumstances. And as always with Hoffman there is some magical realism. Also the title of this book baffles me. The story deserved better.