October: A Full Month of Creepy Goodness!

October begins my favorite month of the year! Not only was my dear Bean born in October, I can’t believe he will be three this year, but I’ve always enjoyed the mild weather, the falling leaves, the white chocolate peppermint mochas from Starbucks, and HALLOWEEN!

Halloween ALL the things! Books, movies, corny jokes, decorations, attire!

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Catching Up On My Reading List

Originally this was going to be part of a sister review with Rachel, but the book I needed to review still hasn’t come in at the library yet and I have 2 days and a couple odd hours left on my self-imposed book buying ban. Boooo. This time Friday, I will be in Ireland for eight days and I didn’t want to leave you without anything! So here’s a quick update on what I’ve been reading, what I’m currently reading, and what I’m about to start:

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Landry Park by Bethany Hagen: A Review

“I could tell you were a reader when I first saw you,” David said. “You have that dreamy look in your eye, like you’re wishing yourself onto a page.” He took my chin in his hands and looked deeply into my eyes. Even in the dazzling afternoon light, his eyes were bluer than any lantern. “It’s easy to see in the way you hesitate before answering my questions, before asking any of your own. You’re not used to talking to us flesh-and-blood types.”

Landry Park, by Bethany Hagen

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Giving Some Love to the Local Scene

This past Saturday I went Librarycon hosted by our local library. I have an artist friend, Jared George (show him some love, his art is great- he actually created my little avatar for my facebook page and the front page of my site), who had a booth there last year and said it was fun, but small. I figured after a 5k earlier that morning and before my baby shower that evening, it would be a good small event to check out. I was pretty interested in seeing what local artists showed up.

Oh. My. Goodness. I guess word really got out because, according to Jared, this year there were over 2,000 people who showed up. It was actually pretty amazing and completely my type of scene. Hundreds of cosplayers young and old and everything local: artists, podcasts, comic book shops, costume makers and, most importantly to me, authors.

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