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This book is officially my favorite right nowโ€ฆ my mind remains completely blown even after finishing it ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคฏ


I started this book not knowing what to think and no clear expectations other than it being recommended by the wonderful @fromthelibraryof__jenna โ€ฆbut after the first few pages I was HOOKED. It is filled with mystery, suspense, romance, and is also quite spooky ๐Ÿ‘ป

โญ๏ธRating: 5/5

๐Ÿ“–: Verity
โœ๏ธ: @colleenhoover

โš ๏ธTrigger warning with this one due to some difficult material to read involving children.

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๐——๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ - ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต
#๐—›๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—•๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜


For todayโ€™s penultimate challenge, I have chosen the Master of Monsters, Guillermo del Toroโ€™s book, ๐—”๐˜ ๐—›๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€, which gives you an insight into his collection of weird and wonderful creatures from his films.
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Way back in 2016, myself and @viewfromthepottingbench were on honeymoon in California when we came across a Guillermo del Toro exhibition at the LACMA and I bought this book to remind me of what we saw there. It was like being in one of his films!
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๐— ๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ปโ€™๐˜€ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐˜†๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต. ๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜€?
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If youโ€™d like to join in with #HalloweenBookFest , simply use the hashtag and tag us! We are sharing our favourite recommendations and you may even win a prize!
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Do your kids ever have bad hair days? Bed-head?

This chapter book by Gregory Maguire (author of Wicked) May not help with bad hair but will certainly entertain the kids with this HAIR-raising tale available up in BookLadyโ€™s Book Attic, Bartlett, Illinois.๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ
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Well, at least another story will start. ๐Ÿ˜„. Check out the latest review of my upcoming Lovecraftian novella.

Link ๐Ÿ”— in the Bio.
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It's so early in the morning it counts as yesterday, right? (I've been up since 1:30, so yes.

It does.)

Anyway here's a sort of belated day one of #weekendween photo: my tbr for the weekend. To be honest I'm not expecting to read them all as I also have pressing plans to watch Halloween films, have a Lush bath, host a Strictly night with my Mum, and bake some spooky goodies. Oh, and Mumma stuff too. But, in the meantime... Books!

A BOOK ABOUT A GROUP OF TEENS: The Ravens - Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige

A BOOK WITH GREEN ON THE COVER: Pumpkins and Poltergeists - Nyx Halliwell

A THRILLER/MYSTERY: One of Us is Lying - Karen M McManus

A BOOK SET AT CAMP: Crater Lake - Jennifer Killick

What are your plans for Halloween?

I reached out and touched him with my paw. No reaction.
I barked loudly, several times.

It was as if I hadnโ€™t. He had gone pretty far, wherever it was that he had gone.
So I threw back my head and howled.

- Roger Zelazny: A Night in the Lonesome October.

Illustration by Gahan Wilson

Every Year, in October, we read one chapter each evening of the late Roger Zelazny's final work "A Night in the Lonesome October".
A Spooky tale of mysterious characters, nefarious goings on and strange rituals. Told by Snuff, who might be a little bit more than just a Dog...

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Book Review: The Shining by Stephen King
My first Stephen King novel!


I always assumed his books were boring and never took an interest in his works besides watching the movies. I didnโ€™t expect the novel to be so good and spooky! Also I really think the movie starring Jack Nicholson was a disaster. (That is just my opinion and donโ€™t mean to offend any fans out there.) Despite of my opinion on the movie, I do think there is no better actor than Jack Nicholson to play Jack Torrence, I just wish the writers for the screenplay did a better job. (And again I donโ€™t mean to offend any fans out there, I just really didnโ€™t like the movie as much after reading the book).

This book is so suspenseful and terrifying youโ€™ll never be able to put it down. This about Jack Torrance who takes on a job as caretaker of the Overlook Hotel during the winter months and moves there with his wife Wendy and son Danny. The Overlook is rumored to be haunted from the past decades. As we read the book, readers will realize that the hotel isnโ€™t the only thing that is haunted but also Jack Torrence is haunted from his past of drinking and the consequences of it.

And through it all is Danny who has a gift called the shining, Jackโ€™s six year old boy who knows more than any other boy his age. With his gift he experiences terrifying prophecies of danger to come and tries to learn how to read to try and figure out the word โ€œredrumโ€.

I love the way Stephen King writes his characters in this novel. He shows us their flaws, the ghosts of their past, the way they want to overcome it and have a new start as a family, but it all falls apart in the Overlook Hotel, making this novel a terrifying, perfect for a Halloween read. Iโ€™m so excited to read Dr.Sleep, Misery, Pet Semetary, Dead Zone and Misery! Iโ€™m already planning a shelf for these books! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ“š
๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š
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Picked up some final spooky reads for the season. But letโ€™s be honest:

Iโ€™m here for the spooky year round. ๐Ÿ’€

What spooky books have you read this month?

Fangs by Sarah Andersen

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This book was an absolute vibe.


A very short and sweet comic book style tale that follows the love story of a vampire and a werewolf. Had a few people roll their eyes at me when I tried to describe it to them (why do people always do that when it comes to vampires lol ๐Ÿ™„) but it doesn't matter because they are the ones missing out.

I think I might try and frame a few pages from this, it was right up my alley. I hadn't heard of or looked at any of Sarah Andersen's work before but I am DOWN for it.

Perfect, quick read for the spooky season!
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Vamp is three hundred years old but in all that time, she has never met her match. This all changes one night in a bar when she meets a charming werewolf.

FANGS chronicles the humor, sweetness, and awkwardness of meeting someone perfectly suited to you but also vastly different.
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These are three spooky reads on my tbr! They all sound so good and absolutely perfect for Halloween!

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Iโ€™ve got a pretty busy Halloween weekend and was hoping to fit in some more spooky reads before the 31st but I might have to get to these in November ๐Ÿ‘ป
QOTD: What are you reading this spooky weekend? ๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿฉธ
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Well folks, I've finally managed to read a book that was published not only in this century, but in this very year.

I am proud of myself. Also I really liked it.

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Hi friends! Itโ€™s been a while ๐Ÿ˜… what better way to break my hiatus than to show off one of the โœจmanyโœจgraphic novels I picked up recently while here visiting @books.with.april !

Artie and the Wolf Moon was SO stunning from cover to cover. This quick paced and expertly crafted story was sweet, funny, beautiful, heartwarming, heartbreaking, scary, unique, fun and a million other adjectives I could list forever. I fell in love with Artie from page one and I will keep thinking about her for years to come. I am here to tell you to run, donโ€™t walk, to your nearest comic shop or book store and scoop this one up. ๐Ÿฅฐ
What are some of your favorite graphic novels ?

Don't lose your head!

The Headless Horseman faces off with Ichabod Crane in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a ghost story of enduring popularity that takes place at the time of the American Revolution. Rip Van Winkle, another traditional favorite from the same historic period, tells the tale of man who fell asleep for twenty years and found his small town in the Catskill Mountains much changed by the time he awakened. Both are included--along with many other tales--in this classic collection "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales" by Washington Irving.

https://www.russellbooks.com/books/the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow-and-other-tales-word-1626864675/

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Day 5 of Halloween Week spooky recommendations!! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป


Todayโ€™s book is The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould. It follows Logan and her two dads as they travel to the small town of Snakebite, Oregon to explore mysterious events that have been happening. This book is very spooky and dark but the story itself made me feel so many more emotion beyond fright. There are also once again ghosts as Loganโ€™s dads are TV ghosts hunters!! I also loved how one of the main characters, Logan, identifies as a lesbian! Itโ€™s too hard to find books where a character says they are a lesbian on the page.

Hope you have had a great Friday! Only 2 more days till Halloween!! ๐Ÿ’•

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[ID: The Dead and the Dark sits sideways on a red plaid cloth. In the bottom left corner are 3 small pumpkins and a lit candle. In the top right corner is a big orange pumpkin, brown leaves and a small pumpkin.]

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๐Ÿ‘ป The only thing Layla did wrong is fall in love with me.


Colleen Hoover, Layla

๐Ÿ‘ป The story follows Leeds and Layla who meets each other at Laylaโ€™s sisterโ€™s wedding and instantly fell in love. Soon they start their relationship but a tragedy awaits them. They get shot by Leedโ€™s ex girlfriend Sable. Layla survives but she has hard time recovering from the accident. She is not the same Layla whom Leeds fells in love with. Her behaviour is totally bizarre and she has no recollection of her past memories.

๐Ÿ‘ป In order to rekindle their relationship Leeds takes Layla to the place where they first met.There he meets Willow, a ghost ๐Ÿ‘ป who uses Laylaโ€™s body to communicate to him and eventually they form a connection. But wasnโ€™t this trip supposed to bring her closer to Layla? Is he cheating on Layla by developing feelings for a ghost? Who is Willow and whatโ€™s she is doing in that place?

๐Ÿ‘ป The story alternates between past and present where Leeds is giving an interview to a person who claims he can help him. Talking about Leeds, I didnโ€™t like his character. How he lets Willow use Laylaโ€™s body and give preference to Willow over Layla.

๐Ÿ‘ป I started this book having high expectations but I have got so mixed feeling about this one.The book reminds me of the movie GHOST. Even the book has a reference to it. I donโ€™t know why but the ending twist reminds me of the book โ€œBehind her eyes.โ€ Leeds reminds me of a typical TV dramaโ€™s husband who is cheating on her wife. ๐Ÿ˜”

๐Ÿ‘ป But did this book give me spooky vibes? NO
However last few pages did give me tension as they were fast paced full of tension,twist and anxiety. I know I shouldnโ€™t do this but I canโ€™t stop myself from comparing this book to Verity which i know is totally wrong because Verity is a thriller. But it was spooky & creepy and scared the hell out of me.

๐Ÿ‘ป Overall it wasnโ€™t that mind blowing but it was a good read.

๐Ÿ‘ป QOTD: Would you spend a full night inside of a haunted house if someone pays you? ๐Ÿ’ฐ

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Eeeks! Spooktober is ending! Come to the Library Saturday and get your fortune read by our gypsy.

There's an extra special prize for children when they wear their costume. New crafts, games, and activities will be available and tricks and treats will be given out at the circulation desk!

Stop by... if you dare.

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Good evening, everyone!๐ŸŒ™ and happy almost Halloween!๐ŸŽƒ


Iโ€™m not sure what Iโ€™m doing on Halloween except going to work so I might not be able to post so I am posting my spooky book recommendations tonight!

โ€œNinth Houseโ€ by Leigh Bardugo- one of the craziest and darkest books Iโ€™ve ever read. A perfect book for Halloween because itโ€™s full of ghosts and creatures and murder๐Ÿ‘ป

โ€œAn Enchantment of Ravensโ€ by Margaret Rogerson- more of a fall read than a spooky read but we are in fall so Iโ€™m counting it๐Ÿ‚ this book is magical and whimsical- the descriptions are everything and the Autumn Prince is everything๐Ÿ˜

โ€œThe Near Witchโ€ by V. E. Schwab- a strange and spooky fairy tale with witches and missing children. I read it last year and I canโ€™t wait to read it again!โค๏ธ

Hope you all have a great Halloween (and Halloweekend๐ŸŽƒ)

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Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 โ€“ October 7, 1849) was an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic.

Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States, and of American literature. Poe was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story, and considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre, as well as a significant contributor to the emerging genre of science fiction.

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Loved the mystery of this story, everyone seemed like a suspect and the sercerts were kept hidden.

Very spooky, perfect for an October read. I appreciated the ending.

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Spooky stories always make the night better, whether youโ€™re sharing with friends or reading alone!


This collection is full of stories bound to give you goosebumps and keep you up!

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This book will forever be implanted into my brain. What a weird story that I had so much fun with!!!!!

๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ–ค I filmed a full review for this one that will be up next week!!!

๐ŸŽผ There's a face that we hide
Till the nighttime appears,
And what's hiding inside,

Behind all of our fears,
Is our true self,
Locked inside the facade! ๐ŸŽต

What is the smallest book you have?

You canโ€™t see the title super well here, but my smallest book is Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde! Itโ€™s teeny tiny and only has the words on the spine - hence showing it in the mirror! I read this after discovering the musical and loved every second of it! The musical obviously added a lot to make a full length show from such a tiny story, but both are marvelous in their own ways! Itโ€™s a perfect book for the spooky season!

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I had so much doing this spooky book tag! There's footage of Marty (my cat) and I reading together!

๐Ÿ˜ป Click on the YouTube link in my bio to watch it.

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