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Top Ten Tuesday: New Horror Movies And TV Series I Want To See

Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  This week's topic is a Halloween freebie and I'm sharing new horror movies and tv series that I want to start in on this October to get myself in the Halloween spirit.   Here we go, in alphabetical order by title:


American Horror Story: Hotel


Don't Breathe - I actually just watched this the other day - and I really liked how it all turned out!  

The Girl With All The Gifts


Green Room

Hemlock Grove



Lucifer - I've made it through just about nearly half of season one so far, and I'm really loving it.  I can't believe I'd put it off so long before because it's so much fun!

Penny Dreadful

Preacher

Split - I watched this one right after I had watched Don't Breathe - James McAvoy gives a great performance.  I'm going to have to rewatch Unbreakable for sure after that ending.


They Look Like People

Have you seen any of these movies or tv shows?  Have any horror …

Music Monday: Classic Horror Soundtracks

Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.

Rules:

Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url.

Happy Monday (and day before Halloween) everyone!  In honor of the holiday tomorrow, I'm sharing some of the creepiest, in my opinion, songs from classic horror movies.  If you never want to sleep again listen to Gene Moore's work in Carnival of Souls (1962) and Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" from The Exorcist (1973).  Really never want …

The Friday 56 (With Bookish Beginnings): The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty + 50/50 Friday

On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books.  For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook.  Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.  As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.   Then, for  50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.


Okay, it's time to pull out all the s…

Top Ten Tuesday: Unique Horror Book Titles

Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  This week's topic is Unique Book Titles - I'm going to narrow it down to horror titles for Halloween.  All of these I enjoyed (except for Jojo's - that was just a bit too bizarre for me), and my reviews are linked.  Without further ado, here we go:


My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix


Only the Dead Know Burbank by Bradford Tatum


The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel


Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn


The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan


Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory


JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 1 - Phantom Blood, Vol. 1 by Hirohiko Araki


Night Film by Marisha Pessl


The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus by S.G. Browne

Have you tried any of these horror novels?  As always thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps commenting down below!

Music Monday: Hocus Pocus

Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.

Rules:

Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url.

Happy Monday everyone!  We getting closer and closer to Halloween - and to help everyone get into the spirit I'm spotlighting one of my favorite Halloween movies - Hocus Pocus (1993)!  If you think "I Put A Spell On You" is fun, you can't miss The Hillywood Show's parody which mixes up this classic with "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" …

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Phantom Pains (The Arcadia Project #2) by Mishell Baker + 50/50 Friday

On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books.  For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook.  Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.  As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.   Then, for  50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.

This week I'm spotlighting one of my u…

Broken Chords by Jessica Bayliss (ARC) - Review

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I received a free ARC of this novel from NetGalley in exchange an honest review after the author reached out to me.

Last year, Lenora "Lenny" Ragno should have rocked her duet with Jeb, her long-time crush, at the Gypsy Cob music festival - and they should have finally kissed. That's how thing's should have gone, but in reality, she completely choked on stage in front of everyone. Since then Lenny has spent the last year avoiding Jeb and avoiding playing her fiddle in public. She thought her worst nightmare was behind her, but she was totally wrong. Now's she back at the music festival and avoiding playing her fiddle is just as impossible as avoiding Jeb. Facing Jeb should have been the scariest part, but then another friend convinces their group to try astral projection after picking up a book from a new festival vendor. While on the other side, Lenny catches the attention of a frightening demon. This demon can now pull Lenny from her own world into it…

Black Box Inc. by Jake Bible (ARC) - Review

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I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Ever since the extradimensional happening a decade ago, every sort of creature, monster, and fairy tale creature has shown up in Asheville, North Carolina (and every other portal location). As a result of the happening Chase Lawter is the only human who's gained the unique ability to draw material from the Dim, the space between those dimensions, and shape it into whatever he wants, but boxes are his specialty. Boxes that can be used to hide smoking guns, severed heads, and the like - and only Chase can hide them in the Dim and later recover them, if needed. Plus, Chase and his team at Black Box Inc. don't work for free. Chase's crack team at Black Box Inc. is made up of a fae-trained assassin, a brainy zombie, and a charming yeti - and together they'll get the job done for a tidy sum. There's an uneasy truce between all of the races that have come through to our world since the happening, bu…

Top Ten Tuesday: Wizarding World Foods I'd Like To Try

Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  This week's topic is Yummy Foods Mentioned In Books, but I'm narrowing it down to one series - Harry Potter from J.K. Rowling, sweets mostly.  By the way, I've actually made some things from The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, and some of them turned out really well.  I've also tried some of the tie in sweets as well - like Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans from Jelly Belly and the Chocolate Frogs which were something like Nestle's Crunch bars.


Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans - Yes, even though there are gross flavors!


Butterbeer - How could anyone pass up the opportunity to try this?


Cauldron Cakes - I always have thought that these would be something like chocolate lava cakes - delicious!


Chocolate Frogs - Just have to be careful when opening the package - and you'll have a famous witch and wizard card collection, too!


Fred and George's Skivin…

Music Monday: Tim Burton & Danny Elfman Favorites

Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.

Rules:

Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url.

Happy Monday everyone!  For the next few week's I'm getting into the holiday spirit and sharing some of my favorite spooky and/ or Halloween themed songs.  Below are two of my favorite Tim Burton & Danny Elfman favorites (that aren't from either Beetlejuice or The Nightmare Before Christmas) - "Remains of the Day" from The Corpse Brid…

Autonomous by Andy Marino (ARC) - Review

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I received a free ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

After winning a contest which just about killed him, William has the opportunity to to take an all-expenses paid cross country road trip in Autonomous, a luxurious futuristic driverless car that knows where you want to go before you do. Better yet, he even gets to take three friends along for the ride. For William this will be the perfect last hurrah before he and his friends go their separate ways after high school graduation. Autonomous, though, has much greater capabilities than even they realize - it can sync with its passengers by downloading all of their social media and digital history. All of that information has been used to program their customized itinerary on the way to their final destination, but it will also reveal things that they all would prefer stay hidden. #WorthIt

Based on the description of Andy Marino's Autonomous, this was going to be a funny road trip book featuring a great group of …

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt + 50/50 Friday

On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books.  For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook.  Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.  As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.   Then, for  50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.


This week I'm spotlighting the Mistre…

Footnotes - A Quotation From A Poem

Welcome back to Footnotes,a new link-up hosted by Emily @ Stranger Worlds & Ashley @ [oddly novel title] for quotation obsessees.  Each month they will post a prompt and participants will share a quote that fits the prompt as well as share their thoughts on it in any way they wish.

October's Prompt: A Quotation from a Poem
Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

When the stars threw down their spears
And water'd heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyg…