October was a pretty hectic month in real life, which meant I was incredibly grateful to Past!Amber, who decided to schedule a whole month of blog posts and Youtube videos. I didn’t get around to doing many exciting things, but I was working a lot so it meant I had very little free time to blog and do Booktube. BUT! I did do some things. Quill and I went on what turned out to be our first dinner date in over a month (!), and after eating we went to the cinema. It was lovely, and we’ve decided to make an effort to not let our date nights slide that much again.
There was a fun pub quiz with my work colleagues (my team came 2nd), and I went to the Chiltern Open Air Museum for their spooky open night. That meant we watched some fire dancers (dancing to no music… it was weird), took part in a chocolate workshop, went on a spooky walk through the woods where actors jumped out at us, and met a vanishing horse.
I took part in the Spookathon for the first time ever, which was lots of fun, and as I’m writing this, we’re just getting to the end of a horror movie marathon.
1. Vengeful by V. E. Schwab ★★★★
2. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara ★★★
3. This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay ★★★★
4. Bird Box by Josh Malerman ★★★★
5. The Last Time I lied by Riley Sager ★★★
6. Dry by Neal Shusterman ★★★★
7. The Lost Man by Jane Harper ★★★★
Currently reading: Beartown by Fredrik Bachman
Currently reading: Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria
Films & TV
I hate clowns thanks to the first IT movie, but I didn’t really find this one scary at all. I thought the real world stuff was more horrifying than the clown. I’m quite disappointed, because I was ready to be terrified, but instead it was kind of laughable?
- The Hate U Give
I sobbed in the cinema. So much.
This isn’t as good as I remember it being when I was younger! The CGI hasn’t held up at all and the main characters have no chemistry.
- Insatiable (3 episodes)
This is a show about a previously fat girl who loses some weight and suddenly everyone wants her. It’s a ridiculous show, and not one I would get addicted to, but I enjoyed it enough to continue.
- The Haunting of Hill House (2 episodes)
I tried this out when I was home alone and that was a mistake. Quill has since watched the first two episodes with me and I think we’re good to continue. I’m quite enjoying the creepy atmosphere, and I appreciate the fact that not every scare is a jump scare.
- Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
Quill made me watch this one and I really enjoyed it.
This was about as bad as I was expecting. It was super cheesy, the CGI was done wrong, everything was too dark, and the characters made stupid decisions. Also, the whole female Venom thing? Nah.
- A Simple Favour
I ended up loving this one! I’m not a massive Anna Kendrick fan because she plays the same character in everything she is in, and the same was true here. But I still ended up really enjoying it, mostly because of the amount of theories I had while watching, and also Blake Lively.
November is going to be an amazing month. It’s mine and Quill’s anniversary, so we’re celebrating that with dinner and fireworks and a spa weekend. Then it’s my birthday, during which I hope to chill out and do nothing. There’s also Quill’s birthday, during which we’re doing something reaaaaally cool, but I can’t say what in case word gets back to him. I’m also hoping work with chill out, but I need to get some overtime in before Christmas so who knows? Plus, I need to start my Christmas shopping. Gah!