October 2018 | Month in Review

It’s been another busy and productive month in Blogger-land! Here are a few highlights: Thanks to participating in Blogoween, regular book reviews and the weekly recurring posts, we had 36 posts (25 last month)! We had a lot of fun following some of the hosted prompts for Blogoween, meeting new booksta-friends and getting scared a…

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Blogoween Post 13 and Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Halloween Recipes

It’s almost Halloween! We’ve managed to carve one pumpkin 🎃 and mostly decorate the house. I made pumpkin bread too! Yummy. I’m combining the Top Ten Tuesday post with my last (sniff sniff) Blogoween post. It’s been a great month and I’ve loved reading everyone’s posts and comments. Big hugs to Sam and Clo for…

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Blogoween Post 12: Hallowe’en Trivia

Today’s Blogoween 👻🎃 post is about Halloween trivia. Here’s a list of some of the most interesting factoids I found. Orange 🧡 and black 🖤 are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall 🍁harvest and black is associated with darkness 🌚 and death. Jack o’ Lanterns 🎃 originated in Ireland 🇮🇪 where people…

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Blogoween Post 11: Alfred Hitchcock – Master of Suspense

”When we tell a story in cinema we should resort to dialogue only when it’s impossible to do otherwise.” – Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock’s ”Rear Window” was one of the first movies where I understood the difference between ”suspense” and ”scary.” I remember how little dialogue there was. Turns out he was a pioneer in…

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Blogoween Post 10: Barely Breathing, Forever Haunted

Where has the month gone?! Sam at Fictionally Sam came up with this Blogoween 👻 prompt and it’s a great one! Have you seen her site? Click over and say hi! Barely Breathing; Forever Haunted – Books you’ve read that have left you emotionally crippled. This one wasn’t too difficult since there are so many.…

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Blogoween Post 9: Top Five Thriller Books

Happy Sunday! Time for another Blogoween post! Today’s prompt is hosted by Anna at the Bursting Bookshelf. Click over and say Boo! 👻 Top 5 Thriller Books It’s pretty well established my level of scare ability is pretty high! I can’t read Stephen King or anyone like him. But, these 5️⃣ books made my heart…

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Blogoween Post 8: Five Non-Horror Halloween Movies

It’s Thursday and time for another Blogoween Post! This one is from Anna @ The Bursting Bookshelf. Click over and say BOO 👻! Thursday 18th Top 5 Non-Horror Halloween Movies While everyone else is watching horror films I’m over here with Charlie Brown and Spookley the Square Pumpkin! It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown A…

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Blogoween Post 7: Shapeshifter

Are you ready for some more BLOGOWEEN? Today’s prompt is from Jamsu at Jamsudreams.  Make sure to stop by and say BOO! 🎃👻 Shapeshifter Characters You’d Like To Dress Up As For Halloween Well since this is a BOOK blog, I took a look at some popular literary costumes out there… Edgar Allen Poe– terrifying…

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