Well, we made it. It's Halloween. Which means today is the last day of my 31 in 31. Did I succeed? Absolutely not. Did I try? I did. I really did but life is hard and lessons were learned.
Have you heard of book nooks? I didn't until recently. But now that I've seen them, I want one for every shelf.
They say you can't judge a book by it's cover. But isn't that the point of a book cover, to grab you attention. They are designed to catch your attention. From a bookshelf they holler, "Hey. Look at me. Pick me up. Choose me."
As I'm writing this, I just finished the twelfth book in my 31 in 31 book reading challenge. I have read some great classics - Dracula, Frankenstein, The Lottery, The Doll, Carrie. I read some middle grade horror which totally surprised me - CIrque Du Freak. But so far, one book stands out among the rest.
It's been a bit since I've done a book tag and since it's Halloween I figured it made sense to do a Halloween Book Tag. I found this on Chasing Destino's blog. Check it out here https://chasingdestino.com/2021/10/09/halloween-book-tag-i/
One of the tragedies of being a bookworm is having an infinite hunger for books but a very finite bank account. For many book lovers, the library has been our saving grace. Unfortunately, I live in town but not enough in town to qualify for a free library card. It's something to do the county I live in. We have a used bookshop that I love but those books still aren't free.
So, what's a train wreck with a fiction addiction to do?
Kindle to the rescue. I'm not talking about Kindle Unlimited (you check that out here https://amzn.to/3mBxsxg ). These are real, live actual books. Because sometimes, authors will offer you the first in their book series to get you hooked and then you feel compelled to buy the rest of the series. Which may have happened a time or two in my Kindle ownership.
Shockingly, I do more than just read and drink coffee. A long time ago in a galaxy far far away I worked in a video store. Not like Blockbuster. God no. More like Randall from Clerks. It was small and we only ever had one or two copies of new releases. It was amazing. And the bonus was being able to watch all the movies I wanted. And a lot of times I didn't have to worry about little kids coming in because no one was coming in. So I popped the tapes in the VCR and watched Johnny, Ash, Ripley, Freddy, Michael, and Jason. It was glorious and I miss it.