It’s November already??? I can’t believe how fast the last half of the year has gone by.
October was an okay-ish reading month for me. I started well at the beginning by reading a lot ARCs I needed to get to for reviews and books I needed to finish from the previous month. But then somewhere in the middle of the month I slumped. Then towards the end I’d gotten back on track. I think I read a total of 8 books this month which is more than I usually read and I ended up genuinely enjoying all of them, which was nice.
I also completed my Goodreads Reading Challenge!!! I never thought I’d actually finish it this early.
Shadow of the Fox
Beneath the Citadel
Review hopefully coming soon in November!
On a Sunbeam
Little & Lion
Nice Try, Jane Sinner
Blood Water Paint
The Cruel Prince
Guest Post on Ace of Ben’s blog: Mental Health Book Recommendations
October is usually a movie-heavy month for me so I did try to watch a lot of Halloween/scary movies.
I finally watched this classic Halloween movie, or should I say THE Halloween movie. I definitely really enjoyed this. I love the 70s feel from it and I also adore Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode. Genuinely scary.
Then I watched the sequel and while I don’t necessarily LOVE this one like the first one I still enjoyed it and it had plenty of jump scares.
Shaun of the Dead
My favorite of the Cornetto Trilogy by Edgar Wright will always be Hot Fuzz but I really enjoyed Shaun of the Dead! It had great comedy and so much action! Definitely one of the better zombie movies I’ve watched.
I watched this a few years ago and it’s always stuck with me. It’s very 80s and very cheesy and very creepy. Its so much fun especially if you love vampire and vampire lore!
Fright Night (2011) Remake
Because I loved the original so much I didn’t expect to enjoy the remake but the remake is just as FUN. This is how I would love to see all remakes done. This has just enough of a modern take on it that it kind of it makes it its own movie but still shows appreciation and respect for the original.
Of course I had to watch this one. I also think this movie while also being a good scare is a really funny scary movie.
A great nostalgic ride! Apparently this year was the 25th anniversary!
The Lost Boys
Another vamp-y 80s favorite of mine. I love the soundtrack and the aesthetic.
I guess the trend for this Halloween for me was spooky movies that have some fun romps and comedy in them. This one is pretty hilarious and also creepy.
HILDA! I cannot recommend this show enough! This was such a cute and whimiscal show about Hilda and her adventures with all the strange creatures of the city.
Night in the Woods
I really loved this one! It has a wonderful fall aesthetic and also deals with mental illness. The message is portrayed wonderfully and this game also has some replay value so I can’t wait to play it again next Halloween!