Halloween Song Book Tag

I don’t celebrate Halloween, but I sure do enjoy the holiday and seeing people dress up for it. Like I do every year, I’ll honor the holiday on my blog by posting a Halloween-inspired book tag.

Here’s the Halloween Songs Book Tag. I found it on the blog Adventures with a Side of Espresso, but it was created by booktuber A Beautiful Chaos of Books. She also created a playlist for the tag on Spotify based on the songs included in the tag.

Thriller: A book that was an absolute page turner

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

It’s a nonfiction book that reads like a thriller. It had me hooked from the first page and kept me interested the entire time, mostly because I couldn’t believe that everything I was reading is true. It’s about Elizabeth Holmes and her startup company Theranos that lied about having built a machine that can run a variety of tests using a single drop of blood. Many invested millions into the company for a machine that never worked.

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Spooky Book Tag

Time for more Halloween book tags!! 😀

Today I’m doing the Spooky Book Tag, which was created by booktuber the Book Pusher.

Corn Maze

What book had you confused and lost from the very beginning?

The Expanse

The first thing that came to mind was The Expanse TV show, which is an adaptation of a sci-fi book series of the same name by James S.A. Corey. The first book is Leviathan Wakes. The first season confused me, but I enjoyed it despite that and wanted to keep watching. (I didn’t; I hardly ever have time to watch TV.) I’d like to try the books. They’re often recommended to me.

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Top 5 Tuesday #20: Creepy Atmospheres

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 creepy atmospheres

The Curse of Crow Hollow by Billy Coffey

It’s been a while since I’ve read this one, but oh man did I enjoy it when I did! It’s about a small town in Virginia where a group of teenagers provoke an old woman everyone claims is a witch into placing a curse on the town. It was creepy but engrossing and had me hooked all the way through.

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Book Haul #57: Two or Three Goodies for this Fangirl

Time for another bookhaul… exactly one month later. And for me, this is a great one because there are two books in here that I’m beyond excited to have, and one I got at an outing that I was beyond excite to attend.

Purchases

Physical

These are the three I’m most grateful for:

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Spoopy Memes Book Tag

Halloween is just a few days away; so to celebrate, I’m posting a bunch of Halloween- and fall-inspired book tags. Today I present the Spoopy Memes Book Tag, which was created by Emily at Embuhleeliest, who also tagged me! 🙂

Time to get spooky! What books will you be reading to celebrate this time of year?

The Fall by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
The Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey

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Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag Extension

It book tag time!! 😀

I plan to do a bunch of Halloween- and fall-inspired book tags leading up to the big holiday. I’m kicking it off with the Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag Extension, which was created by Anthony at Keep Reading Forward. He created the Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag, which I completed last year, and added this extension this year in case anyone wants to add more creatures (and prompts) to the list.

I was tagged by Kelsey at There’s Something About KM.

Troll

an underrated book that many may not know about

Moonshot: The Indigenous Comic Collection, Vol. 1 ed. by Hope Nicholson

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Comics Roundup #33: “Moonshot”

I totally bought this comic book for the cover. I learned about it from a review on Rich in Color back in 2016. The cover immediately sold me on the book, but the review intrigued me when I learned that it features stories by indigenous storytellers across North America.

It is an anthology, so some stories appealed to me while others didn’t; however, I appreciate that this anthology presents stories about indigenous people by indigenous creators and that I got to learn a bit about their cultures from the stories. Some background is given either about the creator or the story at the beginning of each story, which I greatly appreciated because we sometimes learn what inspired the story or where it originated from and why. So in addition to reading this comic book to be entertained, I learned something new as well.


Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection, Vol. 1 ed. By Hope Nicholson

Genre:

Fantasy; Sci-fi; Horror

Series:

Moonshot, volume 1

Pubbed:

2015

Goodreads summary:

Produced by AH Comics Inc. and edited by Hope Nicholson, Moonshot brings together dozens of creators from across North America to contribute comic book stories showcasing the rich heritage and identity of indigenous storytelling.

From traditional stories to exciting new visions of the future, this collection presents some of the finest comic book and graphic novel work in North America. The traditional stories presented in the book are with the permission from the elders in their respective communities, making this a truly genuine, never-before-seen publication. Moonshot is an incredible collection that is sure to amaze, intrigue and entertain! (Goodreads)

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Top 5 Tuesday #19: Fav Audiobooks

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 favorite audiobooks

I really like this week’s topic. I’ve come a long way with audiobooks. It’s a format that took a while for me to get used to because of how I read and learn. I’m a visual learner, so physical books and e-books work best for me. I’m better able to remember what I read in those formats and, whenever I drift off into a daydream about the story, it’s easier to locate where I stopped reading.

It’s not the same with audiobooks. Learning by only listening is hard for me because I’m easily distracted by something else (or am thinking of something else, most often daydreaming…about something else). That’s why I slowly introduced myself to this format. I started first with books I’ve read numerous times — the Harry Potter books — so it wouldn’t matter if I missed something while listening because I knew the story so well. I gradually moved on to books I’ve never reread before trying books I’d never read before. I realized that fast-paced mystery and thriller audiobooks held my attention best, but I have to work harder to pay attention when listening to detailed books such as autobiographies and other nonfiction.

Audiobooks aren’t my favorite format, but they are useful. They allow you to read a book faster and are great for when you’re doing dull tasks at work or home. Here are my 5 favs.

the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, narr. by Jim Dale

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Spooktastic Reads TBR | 2019

It’s back again and I’m so excited! 😀

Spooktastic Reads is a reading/blogging event hosted by @deargeekplace, @imyril, and @joriestory for 13 days in October leading up to Halloween. For the event, basically you blog, tweet, post, read about spooky things or anything classified as horror. It’s a relaxed event, so you decide how you’ll participate, but much of the event will take place on Twitter. Visit this post for more details.

I’ve been looking forward to this event since last year because I was unable to participate then. However it seems that October is becoming my busy month. I’m already swamped and I don’t tweet much, so I’m pretty sure that come October 19 my participation will be minimal. But I’ve been looking forward to this event, so I will make sure to participate in any way I can; even if I only end up reading just one book for it.

I already have three books I’m currently reading, two of which are buddy reads, so we’ll see how I get on with this TBR.

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Let’s Rewind: September 2019

My blogging has been dragging lately, which is why we’re well into October and I’m now posting my September wrap-up. I’m borderline in a blogging slump. I think I read too many books for the NEWTs Magical Readathon so when I think of doing the reviews, I feel overwhelmed and give up.

About two months have passed since that readthon and I’m still reviewing books I read for the event. I enjoyed the event but this blogging slump isn’t gelling well with the review writing. But I intend to review each book I read on here, so I’ll write and post them…eventually. Anyway…

Let’s Rewind is my version of a monthly wrap up but instead of talking about only books, I include all types of other stuff, like articles… bookish news… commercials… random-ass links… movies… art… podcasts… cartoons… and whatever else happened to me in the month. You know, the usual stuff that people talk about in monthly wrap ups. So read on to see what I did and read this month. You might stumble upon something that interests you.

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