Book Tag: What Spoopy Creature Are You? (#Blogoween)

Trick or Treat, bitches!

Tomorrow is Halloween! And that means #Blogoween is officially over *whomp whomp*

While I mourn one, I’m excited about the other. Specifically, I’m excited to hand out some candy so that there’s less of it in my house. Because I’ll be honest, we bought three 120 piece boxes from Costco and a lot of it is gone. I just want to come clean about that. Between myself, my husband, and our one kid still at home, we did a number on that goddamn candy.

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It’s shameful and embarrassing and I had to buy another 100 pieces to make sure I don’t run out tomorrow. At least it was on sale??? #shame

Tonight, we’re going to see the new Halloween (have you seen it? did you love it?) because it’s a top 5 favourite movie series of mine. And then tomorrow we’ll watch whatever scary movies are streaming and hand out candy to all the cute little kids and the questionably-aged teenagers. Seriously, let teenagers trick-or-treat. Being an adult is hard enough and hits too soon.

But today, I’m doing Bookwyrming Thought’s quiz to find out which spoopy creature is actually my true inner animal when the moon rises.

I’m inclined to think it’s a something like an anti-social witch or a smart-ass demon, but we’ll see.

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Booknerd Wednesday: Haunted Libraries (#Blogoween)

Happy Hump Day, ghouls and ghosts!

Halloween is getting closer with each passing day and I’m so excited about it that I’ve literally been living off of pumpkin pie and bite-sized candy for the last week.

…I don’t feel good. I think maybe some basic organ functions are stressed out?

Anyway, while I try to maintain a normal blood-sugar level, it’s time for another #Blogoween post!

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What is #Blogoween, you ask? Well, I’ll damn-well tell you. It’s a month-long celebration of Halloween on your blog with daily prompts and different levels of post commitment. Find out how to sign up for the #Blogoween event here. And a list of all the prompts is here.

Today’s prompt was local haunted hot spots. Turns out that my area isn’t exactly hopping with good ghost stories from what I can google/gather, so I decided to take the prompt and turn it into something a little bit more suited for Booknerd Wednesday.

Today we’re going to check out some of the most haunted libraries around the world!

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Whether you believe in ghosts or not is completely irrelevant. We’re not here to discuss the merits of life after death. Although I will say, once people start reporting ghosts whispering “it’s Britney, bitch,” and “what’s the wifi password?” I might give a little bit more credence to the idea.

Right now, it seems like every ghost is wearing civil war uniforms and women are in bonnets, bemoaning a lost husband. Where are all the modern ghosts in trucker hats and flared jeans haunting a Starbucks? Where are my feminist ghosts at?

So, yes, I might be a skeptic. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy the stories or the “…but maybes” that can come with the fact that no one can ever truly know for certain what else might exist beyond our earthly bodies.

Here’s my list for the most haunted libraries around the world!

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Fave Five: Creepy Crawlies (#Blogoween)

Happy Friday, Book Monsters! And to all my fellow Canadians, Happy Thanksgiving!!

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I wish this long weekend was going to be relaxing – full of reading and eating candy I shouldn’t be putting into my body – but unfortunately, I’ll be hosting a Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, which will also double as a family birthday party for my husband. That means I need to go home and immediately clean my house and prepare. REAL TALK: I fucking hate being a hostess!

No one ever tells you that if you’re the oldest child the role of hostess becomes your unofficial job like allllllll the time after you buy a house.

It is not fair. But I’ll do it.

My in-laws will be crossing the border from NY and spending the whole weekend with us as well, so that’s draining fun.

I figure, I better do a post today because I’m likely not going to be floating around the blogosphere very much for the next 3 or 4 days.

I just want to add, being a deeply introverted person, the anticipation of a big family weekend always gives me a low-rumbling of anxiety. Sometimes I have to sneak away from a party to reclaim my energy. I think of it like when you’re playing a game and you hide your character behind something during a fight until your health starts to regenerate.

I knowwwww that sounds terrible.

On one hand, I have this amazing, loving, blended family who I do like being around. And then, on the other hand, I’m an introvert who needs to be alone or she loses her goddamn mind.

So… *shrugs*

My fellow introverts know what’s up.

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True Crime Tuesday: A Ghastly Halloween Double Murder

If you haven’t already, please read the “TCT Disclaimer,” under the True Crime tab at the top of the page, before reading any true crime posts.

IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING!

*deep breaths*

It’s officially October which means my month-long celebration of Halloween can commence.

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At home you will find me decorating, watching scary movies and buying bite-sized boxes of candy from Costco, eating it all before Halloween night, then buying more because I guess I need to give some away to children. Good times.

I love Halloween so much. It’s my favourite time of year (which I think is true of most of us around here judging by the number of pumpkins currently spicing everybody’s posts), but because I love it so much, I can’t just leave my Halloween festivities at home. I’ve got to bring it here to share with all of you in my little corner of the internet, as well.

I started with a brand new header for my blog. Consider it me putting out jack-o-lanterns on my proverbial front porch. And next up are going to be Halloween-themed True Crime Tuesday posts for the next month.

That’s right! I’m going to fill your murderino noggins with terrifying stories of people being murdered on Halloween so that when that spooky night rolls around you’ve really got that festive scared-out-of-your-mind feeling!

You’re welcome. I love you.

First up, a story of unknown motive and Halloween nightmares. The murders of Adriane Insogna and Leslie Mazzara.

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