Pumpkins Spell October……

How do you spell October? For me, pumpkins are a major part of October. They are so pretty- the bright orange color- and they photograph so well. Just seeing a pumpkin makes me think about fall- the leaves changing, the nip in the air, blue jeans and boots- and how those beautiful sunny days are so appreciated as we get closer to the winter.

Last Saturday, my cousin invited me to attend Caledonia Days in Caledonia, MS. For those who are not aware of it, it’s an arts/crafts festival- similar in style to Double Decker in Oxford or Market Street Festival in Columbus. He had to drop off some Mississippi State football tickets to be raffled off and then we went walking around the area- stopping and browsing at the handmade items. After a couple of hours of that- he asked me if I wanted to go to the pumpkin patch and I said yes- it was a gorgeous day- clear, blue sky- warm; but not too hot. The only thing that put a wrinkle in my day was the fact that I had left the GOOD camera at home (The Canon Rebel T3I) and just had my small Canon in my purse. But, I wasn’t going to pass up the chance to go and see the patch! Continue reading

Books That Go Bump In The Night: 4 Books from Wesley @ Library Educated

Books that go Bump in the night

Hey everyone- this is Wesley from Library Educated! We’re going to chat about Books That Go Bump In The Night!

Books That Go Bump In The Night

 

If you’re home alone on Halloween night and want to read something soothing to distract you from the mysterious noises in your house, I would suggest none of these.

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

American Psycho

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One of my nearest and dearest friends recommended this book to me. It sounded a little strange and not really “in my wheelhouse” but it was famous and I’d heard people talk about it so I figured why not?

So this book is filled with torture, sexual torture, drugs, murder and all kinds of inter-workings of a super deranged mind. The book is interesting in that this man is insane, and yet he still holds down an important job, people go on dates with him, and no one seems to be like “do you think that guy is ok?” There is also the distinct possibility that everything he did was just imagined because he’s INSANE and also high on cocaine. I feel like I need to take a shower just thinking about this one too long. Continue reading

Treats, Not Tricks: 6 books for Halloween Reading Fun!

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What will I be doing for Halloween? Well, since I have no little ghosts or goblins to dress up and take Trick or Treating- I’ll probably be staying at home and reading- while holding the bucket of candy close to me- just in case, I have some visitors. For my Halloween reading, these are 6 books that might just make my night fun! Continue reading

Book Talk With R & T: Linky Wrap-Up!

Book Talk with R and T spooky

All week for Book Talk with R & T- we’ve been discussing RUIN FALLS by Jenny Milchman. Reviewing the book, casting a potential movie, and talking spoilers. Plus giving away a book bundle of RUIN FALS/COVER OF SNOW! So just in case you missed any of the fab posts (and trust me, you don’t want to miss Rhiannon @ Ivory Owl Reviews posts!) I’m just providing all the links. ALL the links! Continue reading

Literary Friday, ya’ll…..

literary friday

It’s been a crazy week with my internet at home being so spotty! :( :( But today is Literary Friday- so let’s end this work week on a high note!

1. Deep South Magazine and their #literaryfriday: John Grisham news, Southern Lit Lovers at Goodreads will be chatting with Sarah Addison Allen in November, and Eudora Welty chit-chat. Plus MUCH more! Continue reading

Book Talk With R & T: Spoilers for Ruin Falls

Book Talk with R and T spooky

Sadly another week of Book Talk with R & T is drawing to end! Don’t worry- we will be back- and we’ll be sure and pick another great book! Be sure and check out Rhiannon @ Ivory Owl Reviews movie cast for RUIN FALLS! And if you haven’t entered the giveaway- be sure to do that! If you do not want to be spoiled, stop here! Continue reading

The Silent Sister ReadAlong Week 1 (Spoilers and Discussion)

The silent sister readalong

Hey ya’ll! So today is the first day of THE SILENT SISTER Readalong. We’ll be discussing and spoiling pages 1-104 of the book. I know, I know- you may be thinking “what?!” Don’t worry- we’ll be giving plenty of notice before we got to the spoilers portion of today’s program. If you are just now hearing about this readalong- don’t fret! You can join in at anytime- but we’ll only be discussing Part 1 (pages 1-104) in this post. October 24th we’ll discuss Part 2 (pages 107-233). October 31st will be Part 3 (pages 237-343). Join in the fun- we want to hear what you think!

Ok, well it’s time to start the discussion and start spoiling some things- so if you haven’t read yet and don’t want to be spoiled……. STOP HERE. Do not read further. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. Come back when you’ve read pages 1-104! Continue reading