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!
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
- Jen asks whether it’s unprofessional when authors talk to you on social media
- Kayla wonders what happens when reading isn’t you first priority anymore
- Over at Bookshelf Reflections Aly talks writerly things and Inge tells you how to survive NaNoWriMo
- Kara also reminds us that
the endNaNo is near and asks how we prep
- Shannon shares some of her favorite Halloween scenes
- Cait shares how she plots in time for me to start panicking about not having a plot before I start writing my book tomorrow
- JK Rowling wrote an essay on Harry Potter and keeping lines of conversation open in difficult times
- Aja wrote an article on reading Carry On as a Harry Potter fan
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!