I know I’m posting this 2 days late; I was totally fine Saturday night at Bubba’s nephew’s birthday party and I was fine when I went to bed that night. Then at around 3am-ish I woke up with a massive headache and my whole entire body ached. By the time I woke up Sunday morning I couldn’t get out of bed from how much pain I was in. I had a fever and chills and achy joints. I also threw up about 4 times through out the day. I felt a little bit better yesterday, enough to get up at least. But today I’m back to feeling icky. I don’t have a fever but the aches, chills and headache are still here x(.
Over the last few years I’ve set a reading challenge for myself in October — sometimes this extends to September or December but it’s always always been in October. I dedicate this month to read all the “scarier” books I pushed off the rest of the year. And normally I would look forward to this challenge but this year I live alone so reading scary books is a bit of MORE than JUST a challenge for me, especially with my anxiety acting up and making me see things that aren’t there (which it tends to do when I get really stressed out — I just cant figure out the trigger for it this time and it’s driving me nuts).
If you’d like to see the covers to the books I’m mentioning you can check out my Amazon list of it [ H E R E ] as I’m too lazy to figure out a format for these book covers in this entry though I would love to do it, if I could figure it out. Perhaps I’ll edit this entry later and play around with that. Or not. Who knows. But for now you get just a basic list.
Any titles I come across to add to the list that isn’t on this list can be found on the Amazon list. In addition I have 2 1/2 re-reads I try to do every year of my 2 favorite passed challenge reads!
Again, to see the covers click ⇢ H E R E.
⇢ The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
⇢ And I Darken by Kiersten White
⇢ Roar by Cora Carmack
⇢ The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
⇢ The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski
⇢ Roseblood by A.G. Howard
⇢ Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgans
⇢ Frostblood by Elly Blake
⇢ Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
⇢ Haunted by Alexandra Adornetto
⇢ The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale
⇢ Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
⇢ Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic
⇢ The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night
RE – READS
⇢ Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
⇢ Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
⇢ Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (MAYBE)
Goodbye August, GOODBYE!
2U by David Guetta (ft. Justin Bieber) has been on repeat like all week. I don’t get how it could be BY someone but obviously The Beibz is the only one speaking on this track lol. That part always confused me! I get that it might be David’s beat but Justin’s on it but still, I’m sure you know what I mean lol.
Earlier this month the husband took me to Disneyland for Halloween Time. As many times as I’ve gone to Disneyland growing up, my family and I only went in the summer. Husband and I usually go in the summer or spring. We went for Christmas once, six years ago but I had never been there for Halloween. Then again, Halloween had only recently became my favorite holiday.
We had planned on going on a road trip with one of my friends (and former fellow Disney World Cast Member) but you know, it could be tricky when they live across the country from you so that didn’t work out (sadly) and we ran into some problems with renting a car prior to the trip so we had to cancel Vegas. Which is fine, I really had my sights set on Disneyland this time. Plus I’d rather save Vegas for the holidays.
We listened to Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins on the day there — I had come up with the idea that maybe an audio book would keep me awake (I’m one of those people who can NOT stay awake during road trips. EVER.) and you know, I did stay awake. For the whole SIX HOURS. It amazed me. But I love that book (and St. Clair!) and I never have time to re-read my favorites so it was nice of him to get the audio for us to listen to.
We spent the first day in Disneyland and I finally got to see the Club 33 door. I tried the Monte Cisco sandwich and I rode Haunted Mansion Holiday (which is awesome). Husband also got to see his trainer from Magic Kingdom (she switched to Disneyland) so that was cool. Then we killed our feet walking around Downtown Disney looking for dinner. The second day we spent it at California Adventure and we got to see the new Cars Land, try Red’s Apple drink (OMG DELICIOUS), attend the Mad T Party, get tipsy before World of Color, SEE WORLD OF COLOR (FINALLY) and had IHOP for dinner. We were in the yellow section of World of Color and my hair was SOAKED by the time we left. So much for spending all that time curling it lol. The third day was spent just relaxing, it was Saturday so the parks were packed anyway. We skipped it and walked around Downtown Disney/Resort hopped and talked (: we had lunch at Storytellers Cafe where I found my favorite Disney cocktail — The Magical Star Cocktail and husband got his Long Island Iced Tea and we got drunk in a pretty classy restaurant with so much food! We were snatching things off each other’s plates and giggling. It was fun (:
The day we were to leave we ventured literally all around LA trying to find a Lemonade restaurant that wasn’t closed off or on a college campus. After 3 tries we found one! Attached to a museum, but still! Annnnd it was worth it! Driving around LA was interesting. I would probably think about moving to SoCal if the traffic weren’t so awful. But for a Sunday it wasn’t bad at all. I also got to see the Hollywood sign up on the hills! I didn’t manage to take a picture though. The last picture shown is a picture of Downtown LA, as proof I’ve been there at least once in my life! We listened to Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on the way back and I fell asleep — twice. I didn’t mean to! But mannn… wow lol. We had Pizza Hut for dinner and I stocked up on my “crack” (shredded jerky).
It was fun. A nice relaxing vacation with my husband. The only thing that could had made it slightly better is if the Mickey Halloween Party wasn’t sold out on the day we were there (it was the only sold out day too — wtf right?)!
Every year I put together a challenge in October of books to read. The first year I did it was to push myself to read scary books. I use to LOVE scary books when I was a kid but it’s so much harder for me to read scary books now. Strange right? But the challenge isn’t for just scary books, it could be anything that also falls into the paranormal category. My list this year is a bit longer than it is most years, but I’m pretty confident I can finish the majority of these reads.
- Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy #1) by Kiersten White
- Kiss of Frost (Mythos academy #2)by Jennifer Estep
- Flight (The Crescent Chronicles #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy
- Demons (Seers #2) by Heather Frost
- Spellbound (Hex Hall #3) by Rachel Hawkins 😦
- Team Human by Sarah Rees Brennan & Justine Larbalestier
- Amber House by Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed & Larkin Reed
- The Whispering House by Rebecca Wade
- Under My Hat by Various Authors
- The Legend of Sleepy Hallow by Washington Irving
- Unraveling Isobel by Eileen Cook
I probably won’t be able to post reviews of all of these books on the blog, but I’ll be picking my top 4 and posting reviews of those!
What’s a book you’re itching to read this month?