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Enjoy this super dorky photo of me showing off my super cool bibliophile decal that I made! 🤓. . I am just in love with this community and how supportive and how you all have embraced me so much. I’m overwhelmed and so so incredibly filled with gratitude!😍. 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹 #Bookstagram #BooksAGramer #BooksBooksBooks #BooksOnBooks #BooksOfIg #BeautifulBooks #BookishlyBound #LoveBooks #BookBlogging #InstaBookstagram #Bookish #BookWorm #Bookaholic #BookHoarder #bookstagrammer #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #bibliophile #bookdecal #bookdecals
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A rare Friday morning to myself with my current book #fridaymorning #coffeeandbooks #bookworm #girlswhoreadbooks #themarsroom
When you are about to get a crap ton MORE snow, go to the library. (Or two) and update your TBR pile. 🙌🏻📚📚
First book of the year down! (1/25)A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir. 8.8/10 This book was great but a torch against the night was my favorite book in the series so far. Reaper is not a happy book. It’s about war and facing the things we can’t change. All of the characters face heart break. “Love cannot live here” is seen throughout the book. War is the theme and it ends with the reader yearning for the forth book. I really enjoyed this novel and I’m looking forward to the next one! . . . . . #bookreview #bookworm #bookstagram #bookaholic #girlswhoreadbooks #emberintheashes #atorchagainstthenight #areaperatthegates #sabaatahir #firstbookoftheyear #bookish #books #bookobsessed
Sweater until the sun comes out 🌥☺️ @breettyb brings me to Disneyland for my first time ever #holidaythemeparkadventureround2
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My nerdy book badges are everything. #booknerd #bookbadges #girlswhoreadbooks #bookworm #killyourtv
need a palate cleanser after reading Dawkins, so next on my #readinglist is #thehappyprince by #oscarwilde . this was actually a gift from my English literature professor at #elpasocommunitycollege #transmountaincampus #happyreading #bibliophile #currentlyreading #readingchallenge #goodreadschallenge #girlswhoreadbooks #bookphotography #booklover #bookstagram
Sweet little Christmas elf #christmaself #girlswhoreadbooks #readingtime 📖
Wie der perfekte Urlaub so kurz vor den stressigsten Feiertagen aussehen sollte... 🌲📚📖🌿🍁 #currentlyreading #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #girlswhoread #expeditionsLog
Sunday’s are for pancakes, yoga pants, and sleeping in...even when it’s on accident oops!⠀ ⠀ I had every intention of waking up early and being productive this morning so I could relax the rest of the day with my fam. Except then I overslept by two hours and woke up to my dad making cornmeal pancakes! My initial reaction was to get frustrated that my day didn’t go according to plan, but one of my personal goals this year was to not let my planner run my life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still all about the to-do lists and schedules, but I’m learning to find joy in spontaneity and rest, too. So my productive Sunday turned into a rest, yoga, + family day, and honestly I think it’s better this way! 💛
i should be sleeping, but instead i'm reading. next on my #readinglist :: #thegoddelusion by #richarddawkins 🧠 this was one of the first books i ever bought as a young e-2 in the u.s. army. only took me about 8 years to finally read it.. 👀 #currentlyreading #readingchallenge #goodreadschallenge #bibliophile #atheist #booklover #bookphotography #bookstagram #girlswhoreadbooks
Always find joy in moments like these 😍🙌🙏 #girlswhoreadbooks #booklover #favouritepasttime
📖💖 next on my #readinglist #amancalledove #fredrikbackman #goodreadschallenge #readingchallenge #currentlyreading #bibliophile #booklover #bookphotography #bookstagram #girlswhoreadbooks ps: i finally came up with a fun, new way to figure out what book I'm gonna read next. thank you, #alexa 😉 #amazonecho #lifehacks
Beast Mode Game Strong today!! 💯💯💯 When you hit that scale and you are down 5lbs since Thanksgiving you get that extra bit of motivation to keep going and work that much harder!! 😆😆😆 #4daybootcamp #beastmode #crushinglife
read #ofmiceandmen on the plane to the valley over the weekend. finished #thelongwalk this evening. now it's time to read a classic by #williampeterblatty #theexorcist #johnsteinbeck #stephenking #bibliophile #booklover #bookstagram #girlswhoreadbooks #nerdygirlsdoitbetter
Hand crafted BIT Girl book markers for the little girl who loves to read- why not encourage them some more with one of these lovely book markers from @chocolletetreats available @oca_fashion_gift . . . . . . #handmade #bookmarkers #read #beautiful #intelligent #talented #bitgirl #reading #readingisfun #girlpower #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #kidstuff #childrenstuff
Got my copy today! 3rd book of the year! Can’t wait to dive into this one, right after I finish Destiny by @bishopjakes. I know 3 books a year is nothing to some of you book worms 🐛 but I’m proud of myself, that’s 3 more books than I read last year😩 I might can squeeze one more in this year let’s see 🤔 #girlswhoreadbooks #bookclub
Coffee and some light reading early this morning. #girlswhoreadbooks #coffeetime#earlybird #momlife #workingmama #donhenleyontheborderline
Me: “Heidi pick three books.” Heidi: “Mom I just picked all my favorites and STACKED them in threes. How about that?!” #girlswhoreadbooks #bigbrothershandmedownjammies #knowledgeispower #booklover #myeldo
Evie found this book she wanted at @redballoonbookshop. She gave it to me to read the blurb and I tried to figure out how I already knew of this book. OH! It’s the book that @jayswanson ’s friend Natasha wrote!!! @girlinthelens we are both so excited to read it, E started it at dinner. 😜 #GirlsWhoReadBooks
This is Meri from the Andamarca region in Peru. While Meri was next to her brother listening attentively she realized the book was being read in her own language, Wanca. With excitement she said, “this is so nice! I am going to learn to read it too, so I can bring it to school to show it to my friends. I’ve never seen a book in my own language!” For many in these remote regions, books and education are a rare privilege. Check out our Hope in Action catalogue for more information on how you can be part of changing this! https://bit.ly/2RB5ujS . . . #hopeinaction #peru #girlswhoreadbooks #education #storiesofhope
Good day-before-the-election thoughts from one of my favorite books, “The Screwtape Letters” by C. S. Lewis, in which a senior demon, Screwtape, addresses his nephew, Wormwood, on how to keep his human charge from God. By all means vote! Make your voice heard! But don’t for one second forget where the real battle, and the real issues, lie. #litquotes . . . . . #bibliophile #literaryquotes #girlswhoreadbooks #cslewis #classicliterature #readtheclassics
The most beautiful bookshop in the world? #elateneograndsplendid in #buenosaires and all i could think was how much @52sundays would be in her element. Housed in a beautiful old theatre I was beside myself with frustration as all the incredible books were in Spanish. #buenosairesdays #girlswhoreadbooks
This is the only book I can think of that has anything to do with strangers & isn’t about stranger danger, so here it is for today’s prompt. It’s on my never ending list of TBR, so maybe one day I’ll get to it.😅🤷🏻‍♀️ _________________________ Yooooo. I finished Black City Saint today. It’s so good. There’s some grammatical errors & sentence flow issues that make it a little difficult to read at times, & the way it was all wrapped up at the very end (like it’s opening up for a sequel, but not at the same time) is a little frustrating, but overall I definitely recommend reading it.👍🏼 Now I’m starting Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (which @joynjay brought back from Cape Cod for me to read... I promise I’ll finish this one in less than a month so you can read it!😂) _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #bookstagram #books #bookreview #bookrecommendations #stranger #strangerdanger #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks
So, I went a little overboard this year with the Halloween decorations, trying to make it magical for my daughter. I am literally still putting them up but will be all done by this evening! I can’t wait to show off my Halloween wonderland in my IG story. Tonight we are carving our pumpkin! And then Wednesday trick or treating! I’m so ready for my days off! Today is my Friday. This year my October has consisted of dark lipstick, caramel apples, acorn squash, reading “Doctor Sleep” (the sequel to The Shining) by Stephen King, watching The Chiling Adventures of Sabrina, The Shining, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Suicide Squad, The Crow, The Craft, The Witch, Scream & playing The Evil Within 2 on PS4. What are your Halloween staples?🎃 #halloween #halloweenvibes #festive #blacklipstick #darklipstick #selfie #halloweenselfie #thisishalloween #rockyhorrorpictureshow #stephenking #stephenkingandchill #girlswhoreadbooks #bookworm #goth #sabrina #doctorsleep #thegreatpumpkin #thecrow #thecraft #thewitch #occultbarbie #scream #theevilwithin2 #suicidesquad #thenightmarebeforechristmas
In honor of today’s prompt (night), I give you: my nightly routine. Laying in bed reading, then passing tf out. I honestly might be skipping straight to the second part tonight because I am BEAT. _________________________ Guys. Birthday parties at Chuck-E-Cheese’s are ROUGH. Like, they’re super fun while they’re going on, but holy crap. Talk about sensory overload. I left with a migraine and one cranky child out of two children in attendance. No reading today for this step-mama, but maybe I’ll try and get some in before bed (probably not though). _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #bookstagram #books #night #nightlyroutine #goodnight #tired #migraine #chuckecheese #imgoingtohavenightmaresaboutthatmouse #reading #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #goodnightmoon
Today’s prompt is pumpkin, and it just so happens that Whyp & I went to pumpkin-palooza this morning! It was an event for kids put on in the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Canandaigua, and it was so much fun. They had several stations where they taught the kiddos how to make different crafts, how to make pumpkin French toast sticks, and a game where they had to throw pumpkins into a big jack-o-lantern face. There were some bonus activities too, like guessing how many candy corns were in a container, & a pumpkin quiz (which I was clueless about, but I helped Whyp get through it and, even though she was the second-youngest kiddo there, she got the most answers right & won a pumpkin literally the same size as her!). _________________________ Saturdays are cleaning days. I also took a super long nap because I’m still feeling yuck, but now that the kids are asleep and the house is mostly cleaned, I’m relaxing and reading while Brad plays his new video game.📖🎮 _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #pumpkin #pumpkinpalooza #stepmommystepdaughtertime #stepdaughter #stepdaughterlove #bookstagram #books #smartypants #loveher #crafts #cooking #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks
“I see a red door and I wanted it painted black; No colors anymore I want them to turn black” Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones _________________________ I feel like I’m bombarding my IG feed with this book, but when it fits so many of the prompts so well...🤷🏻‍♀️ (Also, sorry, not sorry for quoting The Rolling Stones for the prompt of “black;” it’s literally been stuck in my head all day while I’ve been planning on what to use for this photo [side note: awesome studs courtesy of my favorite Aldo boots😍]) _________________________ I’m finally feeling somewhat human!!!! I’m taking meds like clockwork, which is killing my stomach, but I’m not coughing to the point of choking, so I guess I can suffer through. I got through a decent chunk of the book earlier today. Now I’m going to power through some more until exhaustion (or NyQuil) finally takes over.😴 _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #bookstagram #boots #aldoboots #black #blackboots #blackbooks #blackstuddedboots #fashionandbooks #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #favoriteboots #paintitblack #rollingstones #feelingsometypeofway
...I missed another day. This upper respiratory infection is kicking my rear, guys. So, to make up for missing yesterday (“villain”) & for today’s prompt (“weapon”), here is a photo of two of my favorite Funko plushies, both of whom are villains, with one of the books I plan on reading after Black City Saint (because an education is the most powerful weapon you can have). _________________________ I read a little bit yesterday, but unsurprisingly, it is very difficult to read when one is coughing to the point of gagging. I’m still loving this book, though, & I am seriously looking forward to feeling better so I can finish reading it and move on to another! _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #villains #weapon #missedaday #whoops #bookstagram #ursula #kyloren #educated #books #educationispower #memoir #sicksicksick #sickofbeingsick #bronchitis #ivebeeninbedfor3days #withshortinterludesofwork #hackingupalung #gross #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #goingbacktobednow
“Leave my loneliness unbroken” The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe _________________________ I don’t know why I haven’t used Poe yet for this, but I suppose it’s because I was supposed to use it for today’s prompt (broken). We’re watching Extraordinary Tales, which is an anthology of Poe’s stories, animated & narrated by a various actors & directors. You know how everyone has those favorites that aren’t their favorites? Like, someone asks what your favorite song is, & you reply with whatever you think your favorite song is, but there’s always at least one other song that you always listen to whenever you hear it, & it usually isn’t what you say your favorite song is? I feel like, with authors, that’s Poe for me. _________________________ I haven’t read at all today. I slept basically all day, & I still feel like garbage, sooooo.😩 Hopefully I can get through some tomorrow if I’m feeling any better. _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #broken #edgarallanpoe #poe #extraordinarytales #theraven #favoriteauthors #notfavoritefavorites #bookstagram #books #poets #favoritepoets #animation #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks
“Eye will show you...” Black City Saint by Richard A. Knaak _________________________ One of the primary characters’ names in Black City Saint is Eye. It’s a self-given name, & if you read the book, you figure out why within the first chapter, but it gives some important details away so I’ll let you find out on your own.🤷🏻‍♀️ Also, why are the eye emojis so creepy?👁👀 _________________________ I’m still plugging through it. I haven’t had a chance to read all day because life & adulthood. Tomorrow’s looking to be more chill (Dr says I need to stay home and rest, YAY viral respiratory infections🙄😩😭), so I’m sure I’ll have plenty of time to read. _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #eye #creepyemojis #bookstagram #books #bookupdate #life #busylife #adulting #adultingishard #adultingproblems #somuchtodo #notime #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #reading #sick 😷 #sicksicksick #doctorsaysrest #andtosleepin #andilooklikeshit #butnicer
“I couldn't get you to the ocean, but there was nothing stopping me bringing the ocean to you.” The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman _________________________ The prompt today is water. I. Love. Water. I love being in water. I love the sound of water. I love the rain. It’s home to me. I also love Neil Gaiman, so it’s no wonder I loved The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I read it in a day, which would be a feat for me now, but was even more so when I read it as I NEVER had days off. The character development, as with all Neil Gaiman books, is on point, & his takes on familiar storylines is also fresh, as it always is. _________________________ Yeah, I’m not finishing Black City Saint tonight. If someone wants to count Hocus Pocus as a thriller, I’ve gotten all the challenges in. Otherwise, 4 out of 5 ain’t bad?🤷🏻‍♀️😩 _________________________ @neilhimself #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #spookathonreadathon #spookathonreadingchallenge #bookstagram #oceanattheendofthelane #neilgaiman #neilgaimanbooks #favoriteauthors #slowreadersclub #slowreaderproblems #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #bookrecommendations #bookreview #bookish #booksbooksbooks #read #reading #water #ocean #mermaid #rain #home #soothing #relaxing
The prompt for today is one of my favorite things: sleep. & while I’m not going to be sleeping anytime soon, all the places I do sleep are some of my favorite places to read (in bed or on the couch). Right now I’m reading in the living room, snuggled up in my Sailor Moon blanket. _________________________ I finished Hocus Pocus today! It’s so good. Some of the writing can be cheesy, but it’s a young adult book based on a Disney movie from the 90s so I guess it’s to be expected. If they were to make this into a movie (or keep writing books, or both), I would totally be down. On to the next one: Black City Saint. _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #spookathonreadathon #spookathonreadingchallenge #bookstagram #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadaredangerous #sleep #blanket #snuggle #cozy #sailormoon #luna #hocuspocus #hocuspocusbook #hocuspocus25thanniversary #bookreview #bookrecommendations
Today’s prompt is “ghost,” and it just so happens that the chapter I stopped on this afternoon happens to begin with the introduction of a ghost. _________________________ Guys. Why did I think I would be able to rush through this book? It’s so long. It’s so good, but it’s so long, and I’m such a slow reader (& somehow super busy just this week🙄). But tomorrow is Friday, and I have three more days, and I’m determined to finish this & read at least one more of my three books!!!! _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #spookathonreadathon #spookathonreadingchallenge #bookstagram #books #hocuspocus #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadaredangerous #hocuspocus25thanniversary #hocuspocusbook #ghost #ghosts #slowreadersclub #slowreader #slowreaderproblems
It happened. I finally missed a day. So, for today’s photo prompt AND yesterday’s, here is a painting by Gerhard Richter. A skull on a table with a candle (the actual name of the piece is Schädel mit Kerze, or Skull with Candle, & it’s from 1983). I’m not sure why, but I really love this piece. It’s so inviting, despite the skull that I’m assuming is just rolling around on the table. But I digress. _________________________ I’m only halfway through Hocus Pocus. I’m pretty positive I’m only going to make it through this book for the spookathon reading challenge, but I suppose we’ll see what happens. I mean, I still have four days, yaknow? _________________________ @gerhard.richter #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #painting #art #candle #skull #missedaday #whoops #reading #spookathonreadathon #spookathonreadingchallenge #hocuspocus #hocuspocus25thanniversary #slowreadersclub #slowreaderproblems #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #bookstagram
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”— Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!” Photo by @hakunamalily #MindfulMonday #bookstagram
“On All Hallow’s Eve, when the moon is round, a virgin will summon us from under the ground.” Winifred Sanderson _________________________ The prompt today is “purple,” & I thought it very fitting that the end sheets of the first book I’m reading for spookathon were purple. It’s such a Halloween color, but I feel like it’s often overlooked as black & orange have kind of taken over the holiday. _________________________ I finished rereading A Wrinkle in Time this afternoon & started on the new Hocus Pocus book. I’m liking how the beginning isn’t told exactly like the movie, since I’ve seen the movie a bajillion times over the years & practically have it memorized.🤣 _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #spookathonreadingchallenge #spookathonreadathon #hocuspocus #hocuspocus25thanniversary #hocuspocusbook #bookstagram #purple #sandersonsisters #reading #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadaredangerous #halloween #halloweencolor
Triskaidekaphobia: the fear or avoidance of the number 13; also the reason for paraskevidekatriaphobia, or the fear of Friday the 13th _________________________ “Chapter 13” is today’s prompt. I never used to worry about the number 13 or Friday the 13th, but my grandfather’s passing last year (on Friday the 13th) changed that, & today being the first anniversary makes it that much worse. _________________________ I’m still reading A Wrinkle in Time (which only has 12 chapters). I haven’t read much today, since I spent all day cleaning the apartment to keep my mind busy, but now that the kids are about to go to bed, I’m going to read some more. _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #day13 #triskaidekaphobia #paraskevidekatriaphobia #bookstagram #books #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #cleaningday #anxiety #distraction #selfcare #hotmess #awrinkleintime
“In her attic bedroom Margaret Murry, wrapped in an old patchwork quilt, sat on the foot of her bed and watched the trees tossing in the frenzied lashing of the wind. Behind the trees clouds scudded frantically across the sky. Every few moments the moon ripped through them, creating wraithlike shadows that raced along the ground.” A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle _________________________ “Trees” is the prompt for today, & I thought it fitting that the second paragraph of what is quite possibly my all-time favorite book is about the trees during a storm. I first read A Wrinkle in Time when I was in 5th grade, & I instantly fell in love with it. It’s one of the few books that I can actually read more than once, & not only that but enjoy it every single time. That being said, I hated the movie, and I was so disappointed by it (even though I have always seen Mrs. Which as a woman resembling Oprah). _________________________ I decided that I needed some comfort reading this weekend before the spookathon challenge starts (& to distract me from my anxiety this weekend), so I’m wrapping myself up in the always-present comfort I find in A Wrinkle in Time. It’s like wrapping yourself up in a warm blanket that’s fresh out of the dryer on a cold winter morning. What books feel like that to you? _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #october #day12 #bookstagram #favoritebooks #awrinkleintime #beatupbook #lovedbooks #madelinelengle #trees #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #comfortreads #anxiety #selfcare #distractions #thebookisbetter
“‘I have given my heart. Her face is—‘ ‘Usual complement of bits?’ asked the little creature. ‘Eyes? Nose? Teeth? All the usual?’ ‘Of course.’ ‘Well then, you can skip that stuff,’ said the little hairy man. ‘We’ll take it all as said. So what damn-fool silly thing has this young lady got you a-doin’ of?’” Stardust by Neil Gaiman _________________________ The prompt for today is “creature,” & this character immediately came to mind. He is only referred to as a hairy little creature when he appears in this book. I’m a huge Neil Gaiman fan, & this book was no exception. I was actually introduced to the story when the film came out several years ago. I went to see it in theaters with my mom, & I don’t think either of us realized it was a book, but we absolutely loved it. Cut to a couple of years ago while I was looking for new Neil Gaiman books to read (as I hadn’t read a lot besides the Twilight series since I was a kid, & the one book I remember really enjoying from that time was Coraline), & I found out that Stardust as a book before it was a movie. I just got around to reading it this past summer, & while it differs from the film, I still love it just as much. _________________________ I haven’t started reading any new books yet. This week is an incredibly trying week for myself & my family, as Saturday marks the first anniversary of my grandfather’s death, which was traumatic for all of us. As a result, my anxiety is out of control, & so I think I might take a bit of a break until the spookathon reading challenge starts on Monday. (Also, check out my amazing taco truck mug I found at TJ Maxx when I was getting a little retail therapy tonight! I found a super cute unicorn one, too, & I totally should have used it for this picture, but the tea was already made in the taco mug.🤷🏻‍♀️🍵🦄🌮) _________________________ @tjmaxx #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #day11 #bookstagram #books #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadaredangerous #tjmaxxfinds #tacotruck #tea #mug #vivalostacos #unicorn #kitsch #anxiety #anxietysucks #mentalhealth #retailtherapy
“It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus!” Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson in Hocus Pocus, Disney, 1993 _________________________ Today’s photo prompt is the TBR for spookathon. I’ve gone back & forth to try & figure out which books I’m going to read, & finally I decided on these three. I’m a bit of a slow reader, so I’m probably only going to get through two of these, but I’m definitely going to try and make it through all three! I’m so excited about these books. I’ve been a Hocus Pocus fan for as long as I can remember, so hearing what happens next is something I’ve been waiting for. Black City Saint looks AMAZING & was the awesome recommendation I received from the owner of White Paw Books, & Daughters of the Lake was my Kindle First pick, & they haven’t let me down yet! _________________________ I finished Dark Turns today. My biggest criticisms are that the plot twist happened so quickly & so close to the end of the book that it seemed rushed and that the plot twist was pretty predictable. Overall, though, it was a refreshing take on the “girl finds a dead body and has to figure out who the murderer is while deciding to trust her new boyfriend or not” plot. I have no idea what I’m going to read next.🙃 _________________________ @whitepawbooks #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathontbr #spookathon2018 #october #octoberreads #bookstagram #books #bookrecommendations #bookreview #fallintobookstour #fallintobooksabookshoptour #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadaredangerous #hocuspocus #hocuspocus25thanniversary #winifredsanderson #sandersonsisters #kindlepaperwhite #kindlefirst #amazonfirstreads
Day 9’s prompt is “haunted.” While I haven’t read The Haunting of Hill House, it’s one of the many books on my TBR list. _________________________ Even though I just started Dark Turns yesterday, I’m already about ⅔ of the way through it. It seems very typically young adult at this point, but it’s such an easy read, mostly because the writing is so smooth. The plot is a refreshing take, as well. Not many stories are told from the point of view of dancers (at least that I have read, & especially thrillers). _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #bookstagram #hauntingofhillhouse #haunted #day9 #books #tbr #tbrpost #bookupdate #darkturns #thriller #horror #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadaredangerous #october
“Her white skin had turned sallow and translucent. Blue veins puckered from her arms. A deep purple colored her lips. Battle positioned his head above the girl’s mouth and pinched her nose. Before he exhaled, he released the face and sank back onto his calves. Nia followed his frozen stare to the girl’s neck. A pattern of interlocking purple bruises cut above the body’s clavicle like an ornate choker.” Dark Turns by Cate Holahan _________________________ The prompt for day 8 is “blood.” I don’t do very well with blood when it’s outside of the body, even in books, so I was relieved when I read the scene where the main character of the book I just started finds a body and there was no blood, aside from the veins and bruises. I found Dark Turns at Goodwill last week, & the description had me hooked. I just started today, so I haven’t been able to get through much, but I think it’ll be a quick read, as it seems very captivating. _________________________ I caved and found a LibriVox recording of Frankenstein last night. I just knew I had to finish it, but couldn’t force myself to keep reading, so I decided to listen to someone else read it. I only really enjoyed the parts of the book where the monster was recounting his journeys to Victor. The rest of it remained to be whiny men who refused to do anything to help their own situations, but instead actively chose to make them worse. I’m glad I got through it, but I certainly won’t be calling myself a fan anytime soon. _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #day8 #blood #bookstagram #book #tea #candle #darkturns #frankenstein #librivox #bookrecommendations #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadaredangerous #october #fallbooks #fall
“‘I’m not talking the ghost stuff. You know our girl Mercy here is a witch, right? She and her whole family.’” The Line (Witching Savannah Series, Book 1) by J. D. Horn _________________________ Day 7’s prompt is “witch.” There’s a bajillion books and movies about witches, & so many of them are great, but one series that especially caught my eye has been the Witching Savannah series. It’s similar to Beautiful Creatures, but from the reviews I’ve read, the basis is much better (I’ve only read some of the Witching Savannah books and none of the Beautiful Creatures books, so I am not claiming these opinions as my own). I’m definitely planning on finishing this series, because the beginning is SO GOOD. I just have to get back into it as it’s been quite a while. _________________________ I haven’t gotten through any of Frankenstein since yesterday because we’ve been going all day, but I’m realizing the reason I’m stuck is because I’m just not that interested in Victor Frankenstein as a character. He seems whiny and all “woe is me, I ruined the lives of everyone around me, feel bad for me,” and I can’t bring myself to have any type of sympathy for him. I’m going to still try to power through the book, but I’m not anticipating enjoying it. _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #witch #witchcraft #witchinghour #witchingsavannah #witchingsavannahseries #frankenstein #whinymen #whinymenmakeawfulprotagonists #meh #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadaredangerous #bookstagram #books #bookrecommendations #october
Day 6. Photo prompt is “glowing.” I decided to post an actual photo instead of the usual book cover with a fitting quote, so here is how I spent some of my afternoon: reading, with the coziness of a candle & the last of my grape pie from last weekend.😍 _________________________ I got through two more chapters of Frankenstein this afternoon, in between errands and cleaning and taking care of the kiddos and the nap that I took (because I think I’m getting sick again😩), & I’m at the point that I reach with every book where I feel like I should be a lot farther along in the book than I am, but I’m going to power through (like I do with most of the books I read). I also checked out the new bookstore in town, and I’m totally in love. It’s a great atmosphere and the conversation Brad & I had with the owner was very refreshing (she also gave me an AWESOME recommendation for the spookathon reading challenge prompts). We also learned about the fall book tour that some of the local, smaller bookstores are participating in, so look out for more information about some of the other local bookstores! _________________________ @overview_affected @whitepawbooks #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #day6 #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadbooks #frankenstein #glowing #girlswhoreadaredangerous #bookstagram #candlelight #candleglow #fallbooktour #fallintobooks #fallintobooksabookshoptour #bookshoptour #bookshop #buylocal #localbookstore #grapepie #hygge #hyggeligt #fallafternoons 🍂
“‘Anything dead coming back to life hurts’” Beloved by Toni Morrison _________________________ Today is day 5, & the prompt is “death.” While Beloved isn’t what most people would consider a Halloween (or even spooky) book, I think it is so fitting for this time of year (or any, because I love it). It’s a ghost story, about a former slave whose daughter died & comes back. It was required reading for one of my college classes, but fortunately most of my required readings were pretty good books, & this was not an exception. _________________________ I only got to read one chapter of Frankenstein so far today because I had a ton of errands to do & my stepdaughters are with us tonight, but now that they’re heading to bed & I’m in bed with cramps, I think I’ll read a little more.😏 _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #october #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadbooks #bookreccomendation #girlswhoreadaredangerous #bookstagram #ghoststories #beloved #frankenstein #dead #death #comingbacktolife
“Out of nowhere, a dark memory—his voice—smoked into her mind. . . . ‘We all have it, Sarah. Blood lust. That primordial thrill that comes from a chase, the hot rush of pleasure when you make that kill . . .’” A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White _________________________ Day 4’s prompt is “smoke.” The book today’s quote is from is a great thriller about the survivor of a serial killer who becomes his prey again after several years. I found the story pretty predictable, but there’s a hint of a twist that carries you through to the end. Despite the predictability, the story is well-written, & the character development is on point.👌🏼 _________________________ I’m still working through Frankenstein, and I’m totally loving it so far. I’m also super excited because I figured out one of the books for my spookathon challenge!🎃😊 _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #day4 #bookstagram #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadaredangerous #thrillerbooks #bookreccomendation #books
“Sometimes I tried to imitate the pleasant songs of the bird, but was unable. Sometimes I wished to express my sensations in my own mode, but the uncouth and inarticulate sounds which broke from me frightened me into silence again.” Frankenstein by Mary Shelley _________________________ The spookathon photo prompt for day 3 is “birds,” so I thought a quote from the book I started today would be suitable. I haven’t read Frankenstein all the way through yet, but I’m determined to do it this time! (& yes, I will admit, I googled bird quotes from the book for this post. #sorrynotsorry 😂) _________________________ I finished the BTK book this afternoon, & I still think it’s a really great true crime. I also went to Goodwill tonight and got a ton of great books for even better prices, & one of them looks especially great for spookathon. I also got my Kindle First book from Amazon today, and it looks SO GOOD, FAM! It’s called Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb, & I am SO looking forward to reading it (probably right after I finish Frankenstein). Their options are great this month, so definitely check them out if you have Amazon Prime! _________________________ #spookathon #spookathonphotochallenge #spookathon2018 #day3 #frankenstein #maryshelley #october #bookstagram #girlswhoread #girlswhoreadbooks #girlswhoreadarehot #girlswhoreadaredangerous #books #amazonfirstreads #goodwillfinds
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