Crispier weather. Skinny jeans and cardigans. Halloween. Scary movies. Candy. Costumes. Happy Happy Joy! Here’s to a new month filled with plans, schemes, books, a manuscript in desperate need of attention, and movies.
My Blog Plans
- Read four books to chill me, thrill me, and scare me.
- Watch a scary movie or two a week and give a mini-review.
- A scary poem or two scattered here and there like witches brew on old bones.
- Scary Quotes to Die By…Ha! (Normally I post quotes to live by…Get it?)
- Top Ten Tuesdays regarding Halloween in some way. Why waste the month?
Books I Plan To Read
This month I’m digging into my thriller cache like a beast. Time’s slipping. Night’s coming earlier as the season progresses. Chills knocking on my door. It’s time for some scary forays, people. Hang on tight.
Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.
Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire—and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.
With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking. – Goodreads
Salem, Massachusetts is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials and almost immediately, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were?
If dealing with that weren’t enough, Sam also comes face to face with a real live (well technically dead) ghost. A handsome, angry ghost who wants Sam to stop touching his stuff. But soon Sam discovers she is at the center of a centuries old curse affecting anyone with ties to the trials. Sam must come to terms with the ghost and find a way to work with The Descendants to stop a deadly cycle that has been going on since the first accused witch was hanged. If any town should have learned its lesson, it’s Salem. But history may be about to repeat itself. – Goodreads
Eventually, Sunny knows she must confront her destiny. With the support of her Leopard Society friends, Orlu, Chichi, and Sasha, and of her spirit face, Anyanwu, she will travel through worlds both visible and invisible to the mysteries town of Osisi, where she will fight a climactic battle to save humanity.
Much-honored Nnedi Okorafor, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards, merges today’s Nigeria with a unique world she creates. Akata Warrior blends mythology, fantasy, history and magic into a compelling tale that will keep readers spellbound. – Goodreads
Movies/T.V. Shows I Plan To Watch
As for Halloween…
I stay close to home, watching scary films and digging into my youngest son’s candy treasures. Call me corny. But, costumes are not my thing and I prefer to get my kicks off of screams and toothaches. From Freddy Krueger to Jason, I’m slashing and grabbing mini snickers and candy corn within the safety of my house.
What’s on your list for October? Are you laying low or are you doing October big? Whatever your plans, be safe and merry. Feel free to share in the comments.