HAPPY HALLOWEEN, MY LOVES!!!!
It is a glorious day for spooks, scares, and treats! Whether you’re dressing up, gorging on surgary goodness, watching scary movies, going out and TPing houses, or any number of fun things, enjoy the holiday. I know it’s my ultimate favorite.
I know this year I got pretty literary and dressed up as my favorite William Shakespeare character. From A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I give you, Robin Goodfellow. A Puck.
Halloween—All Hallows Eve—Samhain.
It has many many names and derives from the ancient Celtic festival from some 2,000 years ago. Imagine that, one of the most beloved holidays in which we celebrate letting our freak-flag fly and embrace the supernatural more than ever originates in Ireland. It’s also considered the time when the veil between the living and the dead is the thinnest. It’s such a special time in my opinion that we are open to anything and while that can be scary, it can be pretty awesome.
Just remember to be safe folks.
My reading this month has been off and on honestly. I got out a couple of really fun book tags and reviews. If you happened to miss a few reviews then get ready, here’s everything I’ve read this month.
Author: Karina Halle
The final installment in The Artists trilogy. Ellie Watt and Camden McQueen will do whatever it takes to get the normal life they desperately want and leave behind the past in the dust. Before they can they’ll have to save her father from the clutches of her dangerous ex-boyfriend. All bets are off when you mess with the people Ellie Watt loves.
Author: Ezekiel Boone
An ancient species awakens, causing earthquakes, plane crashes, and worse. An apocalypse unlike anything else has only just begun swallowing the world.
Author: Orson Scott Card
Ender, a part of a great experiment, is chosen to go to Battle School to train to be a commander. It’s a dream that quickly turns into a nightmare as he is pushed beyond his limits. To save the planet, he may sacrifice everything.
Author: Amanda Lovelace
Dark, enticing, and tragic. Loves isn’t rose-colored filled with clouds and butterflies all the time. Sometimes it turns people into monsters.
Author: Meg Kessel
Angie is just trying to make it through high school. Then the mysterious Reece moves in next door and her life is thrown askew. Getting attacked by a stranger surrounded by bees. Chaos popping up around town. She is determined to figure out what’s going on and discovers more than she expected. Definitely didn’t expect to fall for a harbinger of death.
Author: Joseph Conrad
There’s a darkness that dwells within all men. Deep in the Congo, see just how dark it can get.
Author: Garth Nix
Paul just wants to save his sister. He didn’t expect to be the savior of a kingdom. With the help of allies, he’ll save both.
Favorite Book of the Month: Ender’s Game was AMAZING! Sci-Fi reaches new heights. Now, I know this has been out for a few decades, but still. This book blew my mind with its plot and shocking reveals. So original and intense and an emotion bender.
Least Favorite Book of the Month: Heart of Darkness was not as appealing as I hoped it would be. The darkness that dwells within man is complex and always intriguing, but reading it in this way really wore me down. I couldn’t keep with it that well.
More to come soon…
Thoughts? Tell me in the comments below.