Saturday, October 1, 2022

Welcome to Blogtober

 Hello, My Fellow Spooky Lovers, and Happy Saturday! Today is the first day of Blogtober as well as the official start of Spooky Season. If all goes well, fingers crossed, I will be posting on the blog everyday as well as fun daily updates on Instagram (@simplyangelarenee).


My official ‘Spooky Season’ started last night. I made a charcuterie board and settled in to watch Hocus Pocus 2—not sure what I thought about it yet, my review post will be up one day this week. I also read a bit of Home Before Dark by Riley Sager and I’m struggling to get into this book. I’m only on Chapter 3 and I’m hoping it picks up the pace because, to be honest, I’m a bit bored with it. I don’t know if I’m just not into the book or if I’m just not vibing with Riley Sager’s writing style.


If Home Before Dark fails to impress me, I do have a few spooky reads that I’ve recently added to my October TBR.


Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney—this is one of my most anticipated reads of 2022. I did receive a finished copy from the publisher but I really wanted to pick this one up on audio until I realized that Richard Armitage did not narrate it so hard copy it will be. While I do like Alice Feeney’s writing style, what intrigued me with this one was the And Then There Were None comparison this one received. I’ve read a lot of reviews saying that this was a brand new spin on the original, so I’m curious to see how it plays out.


Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match by Sally Thorne—I love Frankenstein (I’m considering giving it a re-read before starting this one) so this one has me curious as it delves into Victor’s sister creating her perfect man.


The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward—I picked this up on audio on a whim. It released last year and, at the time, I heard so many mixed reviews I wasn’t sure if I wanted to try it but a friend recommended it to me so I’m going to give it a go.


While I have a ton of Spooky Reads I need to get through, I’m not sure what my October TBR is going to look like as of yet. I’m going to attempt to have a tentative TBR list for this month up by Friday but I’ve been such a mood reader lately I’m not sure how that’s going to work out.


I hope you all have a lovely and safe Saturday. I’m going to a town event today with a dear friend and her sweet daughter so keep an eye out on Instagram for all the spooky fun! 

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