Sunday, October 16, 2016

Halloween month adventures

Hero with Chi Three

This week was a lot of fun. I had three days off in the middle of the week, and got lots of reading done. I'm also stockpiling my TBR of graphic novels for Dewey's readathon (coming up on the 22nd). No, I don't plan on only reading graphic novels, but I know that if I sit reading for 24 hours straight my eyes are going to be blurring over at the end. Thus, easy reading choices.  

Selfie with supermoon
On Saturday I went to The Trail of Terror with my best friend and my boyfriend. We got to enjoy the supermoon. The supermoon is supposed to be at its best at moon-rise this (Sunday) evening, so check it out! The Trail of Terror was fun - it was a set of maybe five little fun/spook houses, a wooded walk (shortened because of flooding), and a heated "maze" all surrounding a karaoke bar. There were also spooktacular rides, games, food booths, and three bars. 

I didn't really find anything scary, but there were a couple of times I felt thoroughly lost in the spook houses and maze when there were too many strobe lights or too little light. I have this weird thing where my vision starts flashing whenever there's not enough light, making it even harder for me to find my way in darkness. (Apparently I have an inner strobe light?) I had to just hang on to my boyfriend to guide me through those parts because they were very disorienting. But I guess that's the point. 

Today I plan on carving pumpkins with my nephew and my best friend. I'm sure I'll have some pictures to share in my next update. 

This week on my blog I wrote one book review: The Fifth Child. It's a spoiler review, so watch out. That was my one Halloween book for the season, unless In the Woods counts (it's a mystery). 

Books Completed

I finally finished Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, which I hadn't been making very quick progress on despite loving it (again). I then sprinted through The Fifth Child, by Doris Lessing - I didn't expect that to be such quick reading. And because my eyes were getting blurry from all that reading, I settled down to read one of my graphic novel stack: Chi's Sweet Home Volume 3. Adorable!


I watched the first two Terminator movies with my boyfriend.

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  1. Graphic novels are always good choices for the readathon <-- um, of course, I don't have any on my pile...yet. :) I'll be there too for the readathon and will have to remember to check on you from time to time. Will you be here or on social media? Or both?

    So what did you think of the first two Terminator movies? My favorite of all them is still the second one.

    1. I'll probably have one post here which is continually updated throughout the day (I'm not a fan of clogging other people's feeds with too many posts). Then I'll keep updating on Twitter and Litsy.

      I'll check up on you, too!

      I haven't seen either movie for a very long time, and haven't seen the most recent two at all. I think my boyfriend and I will watch them soon, though. I loved them as a teen, but I enjoyed them a lot more now because I'm impressed at how well they stood the test of time (except, of course, the dates of the "future" events).

  2. I'll be on Twitter and Litsy, instead of Instagram, this year. I'll probably do a wrap-up post on Sunday, as usual. The other Terminator movies are okay, but nothing compares to T2, imho.

  3. Haunted houses and Ghost walks can be such fun.

    Watching the first two Terminator films is a good thing to do! I dislike the vast majority of science fiction action films. Those movies are different. They may be the best of that genre. I remember seeing both in the theatre within the first week that each came out. They are spectacular for a lot of reasons.

    1. I agree - they are a step above your normal science fiction movie.

  4. Graphic novels are a perfect choice for the readathon. As for me, I'm stockpiling fiction picture books. Short and sweet, too.

  5. I love Doris Lessing, but it's been years since I read The Fifth Child. Glad you enjoyed it. I need to read my copy of In the Woods for this Halloween season.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

    1. You should! I'm really enjoying In the Woods right now.

  6. I enjoyed In the Woods and hope to read the next in the series soon -- I have to finish a book for book club first.

    Have fun with Readathon!

  7. You have given me a good idea - I am behind on my numbers for the year but maybe some graphic novels might help catch me up! The Chi books look cute.
    Terminators are always good watching - perfect for spooky month too.
    Have a good week and enjoy the readathon!

    1. Yeah, I was thinking of reading some graphic novels to help my book count since I'm way behind on my yearly goal. :) They totally count, right?