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Bookstagram is winning Halloween so hard we might as well give up


There is nothing better for us bookish pumpkins than trying to capture that perfect spooky bookstagram shot. It’s literally goals.

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But, news flash, bookstagram has beaten us to it. Maybe you’re one of those that have already won Halloween, and maybe we hate you a little bit for it, but DAYUM, those pictures are 100%. There must be magic involved…

This is it. This is Halloween (stop singing). We might as well pack up and go home right now:

Then look how adorably classic these Classics look:

Then THIS scene is just AAAH! so perfect:

Cute AND spooky:

Or just plain spooky:

"To learn what we fear is to learn who we are. Horror defines our boundaries and illuminates our souls" – Guillermo del Toro … Geektober Prompt 15: Skeletons/Skulls The book: The Enchanted World – Ghosts by Time Life books. … Growing up The Enchanted World series by Time Life didn't just have the best myths about ghosts, beasties, fairies, and mythological heroes. It also had the best illustrations ever. Through my life I have managed to collect all the missing volumes and to this day they make me so happy. Is there a series you lived growing up that taught you about the Enchanted World?๐Ÿ‘ป #geektober #fallthebooks #bookish #skeletons #booksforthewin #books #bibliophile #bibliosnark #bookstagram #instareads #instagramchallenge #booktober #enchantedworld #spooky #spookybooks #timelifebooks

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Autumnal plus pumpkins plus THOSE SHOES? #winning :

And would a post like this be complete without Casey Ann? Nuh-uh.

GOURDS! ALL THE GOURDS!

Just one more lil pumpkin because THIS is skill:

"But even a traitor may mend. I have known one that did." -C. S. Lewis โ€ข I thought I'd show off my little baby Narnia pumpkin I painted last week ^-^ And if you can see, I have my two new book additions in the back pile: "The Wrath and the Dawn" by Renรฉe Ahdieh, and "Three Dark Crowns" by Kendare Blake. โ€ข What's one (or a few) of your favorite book quotes? โ€ข #bookishgalsoct #bookoween16 #octoberfantasychallenge #bookstagramsisters #spooktacularbooks #prspooktober16 #book #books #bookstagram #bookworm #bibliophile #read #reading #bookphotography #instabook #fiction #fantasy #bookish #yalit #booklover #booknerd #ilovebooks #bookandpumpkin #narnia #bookstack #pumpkin #bookandart #bookquote #paintedpumpkins #bookspines

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THIS! *finger snaps* :

One more for Miss Peregrine because WHY THE HECK NOT?

Yep. We’re done. Might as well pack it all up until next year…

Happy Friday everyone!!!!๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ this week literally took years to get through lol probably mainly since I'm eagerly counting down the days till I get to see my honey. 7 more days!!!โค๏ธ anyone have any fun plans this weekend?? #thebookishcryptslament- Shadowing Nightmare (Ghosts) ya know just another one of my many ghostly booksโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ป and look at this cute little ghost!! I made him in elementary school from good ol cheese cloth. I still love him!๐Ÿ˜ƒ #lilbookishoctober- Purple and Orange….the sun was setting yesterday when I took this pic and it made my purple books look more black๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ oh well, I tried๐Ÿ˜‚

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Or should we? There’s still PLENTY of time to plot a fiendish comeback *cackles*

Halloween is looking pretty fly on Snapchat too. You can find your faves right here.

Which is your FAVE Halloween prop? Are you a fan of a mini pumpkin, or does a fake cobweb float your boat? Tell us in the comments below!

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Sarah is the Lead Writer and Design Queen here at Maximum Pop! Sarah holds an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University, and a BA in Creative Writing with English Literature from Marjon (BIG UP THE MARJON MASSIVE!). Sarah joined MP! after seeing an advertisement for writers on Instagram โ€“ย because where else would a design master find their dream job?

Sarah is currently working on an expose on Draco Malfoy in her spare time. But not if his father hears about it.