I expected this to be nothing more than a fun pick me up but it actually really spoke to me. I found the characters surprising and thought they had a lot to say. I wasn‘t into the romance in this story, but the friendships and familial relationships that developed were so deep and colorful that it almost didn‘t matter.
In no way connected to #teamstoker but worth a couple points anyway @TheReadingMermaid
Week 2 was an improvement from last week, though I still don‘t feel like I got to where I wanted to be.
Mindful eating 5/7
Light movement 1/2
On to next week with resolutions to keep improving!
#BFCr3 @wanderinglynn @Hestapleton @StayCurious @Hufflepuffle
Finished the #draculabuddyread today for #teamstoker Loved revisiting this classic! I read some commentary on it this time, which I‘d never done before and it highlighted some interesting notes. #scararhlon @TheReadingMermaid
1. Recess. Still my Candy weakness.
2. Mounds bars. Didn‘t like coconut when I was younger.
3. Roasting pumpkin seeds.
4. My witch costume. A little classic, but it‘s the one that stands out in my memory.
#scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid
When I was in kindergarten my older friends told me the story of #bloody Mary at a slumber party and I stayed scared of her until I was like 7 or 8. #chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick
Repost for @TheReadingMermaid #teamstoker
Hey Litsy! Our wonderful and resourceful @Andrew65 has come up with a fabulous idea for #24B4Monday this month. For those of you who are not taking part in the #Scarathlon we would like to encourage you to sponsor a team! For the weekend of the readathon, you will be able to gain points PER HOUR that you read which then goes to the team you are sponsoring! Sign up with @TheReadingMermaid !
I‘m not a big makeup person, which is probably why I‘ve never been braver enough to wear true #black lipstick, even on Halloween. I always end up cheating and going for something with just a hint of red in there. But the black lipstick is something from middle school me‘s bucket list that I still want to try once. #chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid
1. Tom Savini
3. The Salvatore brothers
4. The Staypuff Marshmallow Man
5. Mary Shelley
6. Snakes on a Plane
7. Singing in the Rain
9. Skin as white as snow
10. Sacred burial ground
2. Tree Branch
4. The Thing
5. Paul Tremblay
8. Train station
9. Takes one to know one
10. Hanging Rock
1. Gunnar Hansen
3. Danny Glick (Salem‘s Lot)
9. Go for the gold
10. Galveston, TX
3. Harmony (Buffy)
5. Laurel K Hamilton
6. The Howling
7. Hello Dolly
8. High school
9. Hang your hat
10. Hampton Court Palace
5. Joyce Carol Oates
6. Open Water
9. Over the rainbow
*s&t in separate post
This was on both my September and October TBRs but I‘m not 💯 sure I‘ll get to it this month either. I just keep finding new spooky reading ideas! And they‘re all so exciting! How does a gal choose? #chillingphotochalleng #scarathlon #teamstoker #thenumber13 @TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick
What a great Halloween story 🎃 ! I have mixed feelings about Rainbow Rowell, but after seeing such an outpouring of love for this on Litsy decided this was one I needed to read, and I‘m glad I did. This one gave me all the feels! #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid
Not my best week. I read 3 books, but only got halfway to meeting my food, movement, and meditation goals. Looking forward to next week being more successful! @wanderinglynn @Hestapleton @StayCurious @Hufflepuffle
This prequel was a great mixture of dark and sweet just like the rest of the Chilling Sabrina world. It was structured to give insights into the inner lives of all the characters. It had little moments that changed the story just subtly enough to make it a really fun read, though I‘ll be more excited to see what comes next than what came before. #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid
I watched Now and Then earlier this month and was totally surprised when the #graveyard scene came on. I‘d completely forgotten about the whole little spooky detective subplot. I still don‘t think this gets it close to being a Halloween movie, but it was a nice addition to October. #scarathlon #teamstoker #chillingphotochallenge @TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick
An obvious choice for #raven but it‘s one of the 3 Poe pieces I learned in middle school, and those have always stuck with me strongly. #chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick
I was at 65% when my digital library loan of this expired. The writing is really strong here, but for some reason this isn‘t what I was expecting it to be based on everything I‘ve been hearing about it, and I‘m finding it super depressing. It‘s not renewable, so I think I‘m going to leave it for now instead of putting myself back on the waitlist.
Couldn‘t find this collection from this months TBR by unicorn publishing in the litsy database, but if anyone is looking for a children‘s ghost story anthology this one has the most beautiful illustrations I‘ve seen! #chillingphotochallenge #ghostly #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid
This was a great thriller! I saw most of the reveals coming, though there were a few surprises thrown in, but what really made it great was the pacing. The suspense built so well that I actually stayed up late to finish this because I read it while home alone at night, and was scared to go to sleep before I got to the resolution. This would fit team slaughter‘s themes better, but I‘m glad it made it on my Oct reading list! #scarathlon #teamstoker
I started off hating this. I was thinking the story wasn‘t for me and the narrator‘s voice was grating, but after a few minutes something just clicked for me. It got really funny, and I started to hear the MC in the narrator‘s voice and started enjoying it. It ended up being a fabulous, ridiculous, crazy family rom com with vampires, werewolves, and ghosts. #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid
I‘m currently in the middle of It, my first Stephen King, and I think it‘s one of the first traditional #horror story that I‘m really loving! Usually I stay more in the realm of ghost and haunted houses, psychological thrillers, the occasional vampire... #chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick