Sunday, November 1, 2015

Recap: October 2015!

I'm fairly certain I say this every month, but where did the time go?  A month ago I was living in a different state and anxiously awaiting Halloween.  Now it's November the first and I'm wondering how Halloween has already passed and typing this post up in a new house.   

This Halloween my family and I went to an amusement park that was having a horror night.  Although I couldn't dress up as I planned (as Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer), since costumes weren't allowed, I still had a spooktacular time.

I rode my first ever real roller coaster, the kind that flips you upside down and drops without warning--and it was beyond awesome.  Plus, candy.  And pretzels.  And all sorts of yummy deliciousness.

Rating:  3 Keys

The Shining was my first Stephen King novel, carefully selected to scare the living daylights out of me.  Unfortunately, while King is a master at spinning unbelievable realistic and flawed characters and at analyzing the psychology of the human mind, he failed to frighten me.

Rating: 4 Keys

Victoria Schwab has never failed to give me a stellar reading experience, and The Near Witch is no exception.  The story has the feel of an old fairy tale, paired with melodic writing, which results in an imperfect but enjoyable read.

Rating:  3.5 Keys

As you can imagine, Love Letters to the Dead is not exactly a cheerful book, but is rather heartfelt and genuine.  It deals with tough issues in an extremely sensitive and respectful way, although it does not escape from faults--there is often foolish drama and an erratic writing style.  Even so, I would recommend this book to anyone up for an emotional roller coaster ride.

Rating:  4 Keys

If you couldn't guess, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of my favorite TV shows of all time.  I was over the moon excited to get my hands on the graphic novels, which pick up where the last season left off.  While it isn't perfect, the first issue is so intrinsically Buffy that I couldn't help but fall in love with it.

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  1. Yes, yes, what happened to the time??? I seem to wake up in the morning and the next thing I know I'm in the middle of next week! I loved Halloween this year and omg don't mention pretzels Erin... they are my weakness XD. I'm glad you enjoyed the theme park rollercoaster! Although, since I am such a scardey-cat I cannot handle big rollercoasters. Upside down? Nope, no thanks. I hope you're settling into your new home okay and yay for reading some good books this month! ♡

    1. There simply aren't enough hours in the day! If I created a world, I would definitely have at least 30 a day. I also love pretzels, my entire family does. Especially soft ones. I love roller coasters and am so happy I finally rode a big one. But they're not for everyone, and I still like Disney rides better (they're more magical). And I am settling in fine, although I still can't find much... Thanks for commenting, Rebekah!

  2. Glad you has a fun time for Halloween even if you couldn't dress up. I love rollercoasters!! I haven't been on one I forever though. Glad you liked it! Have a great week!

    1. Halloween is always fun--especially when there are rollercoasters! XD I hope you had a great Halloween, too, and thanks for commenting!