Halloweek: The Addams Family Book Tag

Many of my friends and family associate me with Wednesday Addams, and I can’t really blame them considering my cynical nature and aversion to smiling. But as I transition into a full-on adult, I would absolutely love to be Morticia Addams. (I’mma find me my own Gomez.)

Anyway! I saw that r.bookish’s page had done this book tag, but it had been initially seen on Pretty Purple Polka Dots’s blog a long, long while ago. I thought it’d be fun tag to do for Halloween season considering I absolutely love this quirky, gothic family.

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Halloweek + Ladies of Horror: Favorite Horror BookTubers (aka Where I Get Horror Book Recommendations)

After badly craving for horror one night, and then realizing my stupid ass could just as well look up horror book recommendations on BookTube, I ended spiraling deep into the online horror community rabbit hole and have easily found my go-to ladies in the last few months.

These are the horror BookTubers that, sometimes, would upload a video while it was the ass crack of dawn in my side of the world, and I’d still watch it before going to sleep.

So, without further ado: my favorite Ladies of Horror — aka horror BookTubers I watch regularly and where I get most of my solid horror book recommendations from!

( Plus: a video of theirs I recommend you check out! )

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Halloweek: Favorite Spooky & Horror-Themed K-Pop Music Videos (Girl Groups Galore!)

It’s just that time of the year, you know? The most wonderful time.

During Halloween season, I like to look back on some of my favorite spooky K-pop releases over the last few years. I have a playlist for mandatory Halloween tunes, but K-pop just proves to come from a whole other dimension when it comes to creativity.

While this quick list has some older songs, I’ve also gained some new favorites from relatively new groups, and I’m glad more of them (mostly girl groups, I’ve noticed) are open to experimenting with new and daring concepts — like horror!

So, without further ado, here are some current horror-themed favorites!

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Halloweek + Top Ten Tuesday: Book Characters I Want to Dress Up As for Halloween

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

I refuse to believe Halloween is canceled this year just because I don’t have any opportunities or can’t find any excuse to dress up. After all, there’s nothing wrong with staying safe at home, and celebrating with some spooky reads, horror movies, and a whole lot of candy.

Still, in the spirit of the season, I decided to take the Halloween freebie for Top Ten Tuesday to list down just some of the bookish characters I’d want to dress up as in the future. It’s a mix of easy, convenient costumes and extravagant ensembles. Check out my choices below!

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Halloweek: 11 Horror/Thrillers on My TBR I’m Most Excited to Read

Despite horror being my ultimate favorite genre, I’ve only started delving into horror books this year. I’ve read some every now and then over the last couple of years, but the obsession has definitely spiked after discovering the online horror community.

My endless TBR just keeps getting bigger everyday, but I’m honestly not complaining; especially not with all these creepy reads I can’t wait to dive into!

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Worst time for a reading slump + Halloweek! | Weekly Reading Blog 2020 | October 19 – 25

Note: Dang, this is so short.

Monday, October 19

My Hocus Pocus Readathon TBR is going kind of well. Meanwhile, my Spooktober Readathon one? Not so much. I have overestimated my reading capacity.

Anyway, I finished reading Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker at the ass crack of dawn (should I write a review for this graphic novel as well?), then started on The Diviners by Libba Bray. These two reads would tick off one prompt each from the two readathons.

( Honestly, I don’t know why I was surprised by how chunky The Diviners is. )

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Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson | Spoiler-Free! (with TV Series Comparison)

To learn what we fear is to learn who we are.
Horror defies our boundaries and illuminates our souls.

After the hit The Haunting of Hill House series on Netflix became one of my all-time favorite shows ever, I thought it would be a good idea to see its inspiration: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson – the foundation of modern haunted house stories.

This book was just a grand ol’ fucking time, let me tell you.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read Because Someone Recommended Them to Me

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

With the amount of readers flocking to BookTube for recommendations, it’s no surprise that more hype surrounds certain books, and those books are read by more people, sometimes even rated higher. While I do recently also spend so much time on BookTube, I still try to read books recommended by people who I hold dear to me as much as possible.

This is why I tried to make this list more personal by keeping influencer recommendations very minimal (I think there’s like only one — and a half), and mostly included books recommended by people whose opinions and tastes I genuinely trust. So, let’s get on with it!

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Behind on readathons? More likely than you think | Weekly Reading Blog 2020 | October 12 – 18

Tuesday, October 13

Holy shit, can you believe I’ve already read three books so far?

As a perpetually slow and distracted reader, that is a fucking feat, my dudes.

Like my therapist said, small accomplishments are still accomplishments, and I’m trying to maintain that mindset for my own sanity. Speaking of sanity, my mom is worried that all the horror books I’m reading will be triggering. Deadass, I’m like, Mom, I have no triggers.

Plus, horror is my favorite genre so I’m not giving that up. You’ll have to kill me first.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Book Tag ☕ (A fun and cozy time? All I know is rage.)

Truth be told, I don’t think I have tasted anything pumpkin spice-flavored in my life.

I know it’s an extremely popular choice during the fall season, but living in Southeast Asia, we don’t really have much autumnal treats. Although, now that I think about it, the local Starbucks does sell Pumpkin Spice Lattes during the colder months, and I am just not inclined to buy it, being more of an apple cinnamon type of gal, you know what I mean?

Anyway, I still wanted to feel festive considering Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I’m always anticipating the brrr! months. I first saw this tag from Kristin over at Kristin Kraves Books and thought the prompts were really fun. The original creator is The Book Pusher on YouTube!

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