Ghosting Around

October 31, 2015 books, miscellaneous 16

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What’s New?

I should really change the title of this section already. I always sit here thinking yes, what IS new? Has anything happened? Should I get my memory checked? I mostly just went to work, did a movie review for the radio, and completely neglected university. Business as usual pretty much. I also wrote a couple of posts for November, so keep an eye out for those! And of course A HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL OF YOU. May you spook forth and conquer a small kingdom by stealing souls, or whatever it is you do on Halloween. I’m going to visit my cousin, and we’re going to order some food and watch as many movies on this list as we manage:

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas – it’s such a classic, and I’ve never seen it. Also it looks like there’s Halloween AND Christmas? Sounds like a winner to me.
2. Hocus Pocus – this one’s a bit of a tradition. I watched it with my cousin once when we were young and then we announced we’d watch it together every Halloween. Of course we never did, but we always talk about it, so there you go. Maybe we’ll actually manage this year.
3. Halloweentown – this is another tradition. It runs on TV every year around Halloween, and I think it has about 5000 sequels. It might not be the best when it comes to …everything, but it has sentimental value.
4. The Cabin in the Woods – as you might have guessed by the previous films on this list, I’m not a fan of scary movies (thoughI am a fan of Scary Movie 1), but I figured I’d put at least one real horror film on the list. Mainly because Joss Whedon is one of the writers, but hey, at least I make compromises. The Joss Whedon biography I read spoiled the ending of the movie, but it’s been a while since I read it, so I’m hoping I forgot some of it!


The Shiny



Both of these are for a university seminar. I only started reading Hiroshima, so I can’t say too much about them yet.

‘Round the Web

On the Blog

  • If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m writing a book in November! I even (stupidly) bet on it to hold myself accountable

Tune of the Week



I listened to this after Alyssa recommended Halsey, and I wanted to feature it this week anyway, but then I realized the title even sort of fits the Halloween theme. I love the video and the song is just beautiful.

Any Halloween plans? Are you participating in NaNo? What’s your favorite Halloween movie or book?

As always, I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and the Sunday Post hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

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16 Responses to “Ghosting Around”

  1. Cait @ Paper Fury

    Haha, omg, no plot at all? XD YOU BRAVE SOUL. I know tons of people who do that and their books seem to work out fine. But me? BAH I NEED A VERY DETAILED OUTLINE, OMG. *nods* Organisation is my middle name. Or else cake is. Idek. Jury’s out.
    I do like scary movies while I’m watching them, but afterwards my brain just goes over and over and over and HELLO INSOMNIA FOR 9 YEARS. -_- So I do’nt watch many scary movies. (Although I do watch Supernatural continually because it is wonderful and not that scary. <3 DEM WINCHESTER BOYS. *ahem*)
    Those look like very serious books. ;)
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      Yes, I’m starting to realize I should have planned this out more. But hey – story of my life, I shall persevere. :D

      I don’t like scary movies much while I’m watching them, because I mostly find them boring, but I don’t mindthem either. They do make walking through the woods in the dark slightly more scary though. Which obviously I do. Copiously.

      They are SRS BZNS books. They need to be taken seriously serious. How about some Princess Diaries, anyone? No? No? Alright then.
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      Thank you! It’s going fine so far, but I’m neglecting everything else. But hey, at least I haven’t given up on day 1! :D Have a good week. :)
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      You’re welcome! Although I think it’s slightly less awesome than his other stuff, but that might just be because I’m not really into horror in general. It’s kind of cool in that it starts out mellow and then goes BLOOD AND INTESTINES EVERYWHERE. I have Much Ado on DVD too! I need to rewatch it.
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      Yeah, I know what you mean. I find it hard to judge it, because it’s about something so important and heartbreaking, and I feel that if I say anything negative about it, I’m just being coldhearted!
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      Thank you! Yes, I am indeed! Yeah, it’s really intense, but I’ve been putting it off for long enough, and it seemed like the right time. :)

  2. Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    I wanted to listen to Halsey too, but apparently, I cannot watch it in “my country”, says YouTube. What even, YouTube? Bunch of assholes. ANyway…

    That gif made me laugh HARD, because it is true, and that was my exact method for taking my kids trick or treating- find some people who knew the best places, and follow them. True story!

    Thanks for the mention, by the way ;) I fail at Halloween and have not seen ANY of the movies on your list. Sorry!
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      Ha! Usually it’s me who can’t listen to songs on YouTube, because Germany is stupid when it comes to music rights on YouTube (though it’s gotten better recently). You should listen to it somewhere else; it’s good! :) Hahaha I’m glad my gif was so true to your reality. :D I don’t think you fail at Halloween! I mean you went trick or treating with your kids, we only watched two movies and fell asleep during the second one. Go us, keeping the Halloween spirit alive. :D

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