Scary Movie Marathon

Scary Movie Marathon

I have never been a big Halloween fan. I don’t have anything against Halloween per se, but I have never been one of those people that loves the skulls and witches and the spooky scary skeletons.

Monday evening came around, and I watched a YouTube video about upcoming scary movies, and I decided I wanted to do a scary movie marathon in celebration of Halloween.

Like I said, I’m not necessarily a fan of Halloween, and I am probably less so a fan of scary movies, but I wanted to challenge myself.

I wanted something to do this month that kept me busy. I find with living on my own now, that I try to laze around all evening once I’ve finished walking my dog and doing my chores.

What will I be doing?

Every day this month I am going to be watching a different scary that I haven’t seen yet.

I am going to try to watch them mostly in a dark apartment at night time, with nothing to protect me except my dog and a pillow.

I’ve finished two movies so far, and I already notice myself being more on edge and assuming the worst from people I pass in the street, so we will see how this goes for 29 more days.

I won’t be giving a super in-depth review of each movie, but instead of throwing up Solve it Sunday posts, I was planning on doing a short 5-star rating and a paragraph or two of what I liked/didn’t like and why.

What scary movies do you guys like? What’s your favourite one? Let me know in the comments

Advertisements

I’m ADULTING!

I’m ADULTING!

Today’s post is more of a news related post, but it fits in with other Thursday posts too, so I decided to write it today instead.

As of today I am still living at home with my parents. I am one course away from a getting two degrees, but I have found myself a pretty good job while finishing up school and a few months ago I found an apartment to move into…which is happening this weekend.

I move into my own place on September 1 with just me and my doggo. I’m a bit scared, but overall excited to move out. It’s a big step but I guess it’s time for me to become this “adult” thing I’ve heard so much about.

This shouldn’t affect my daily posting in the long run, but there might be a few days next week where I don’t have any WiFi to publish a post, but I might be willing to type up some of the shorter posts on my phone or something, but I doubt I’d type up a book review that way.

Either way, things are changing for me. New apartment, school starting, and who knows what else that will take up some of my free time. I’m excited for it all to be happening, but I’m sure it will be pretty stressful at time.

I will do my best to give you your daily fix of content, but this is just a fair warning that there may be a day or two that you miss.

For those of you that have lived on your own…any tips? Let me know in the comments. Any help is appreciated.

Taking Notes While Reading. Myth or Reality?

Taking Notes While Reading. Myth or Reality?

So I’ve heard through the grapevine that apparently some people like to take notes while they read books? Is this true?

And by reading books I don’t mean studying for a university exam. I mean sitting in your comfiest chair and reading your favourite fantasy novel or something.

When I heard that quite a few people did this, I was a little shocked, but I guess it makes sense in the end right?

If you’re a blogger, you’d probably want to remember different aspects of the book that you enjoyed.

Maybe there was a certain scene in the book that really stuck out to you, maybe there was a good foreshadowing in one of the earliest chapters, or maybe a quote that you just really liked.

In the end, whatever notes you took can be used to help create a good book review on your blog, but that is not the system I follow.

I guess to me, note taking seems kind of like I’m ruining my memory of the book.

When I read a book I like to be fully immersed in it. I like to believe that I am a ghost on the wall, experiencing the book’s story unfolding before me.

Taking notes on something I am a part of feels like a betrayal to me and the book.

Will I remember everything that happens? Probably not.

Will I remember that scene from the first chapter that basically foreshadowed the last scene of the book? Again, probably not.

Am I okay with that? Yes.

Why am I okay with that? Because me remembering the book is what I read a book for. What I take away from each book is what sticks with me. There’s a reason it sticks with me, and that’s why I remember it.

Plus, no offense to anybody who does take notes while reading, I don’t have time for that, and I can’t believe anybody does. I already take a long time to read books as it is, I don’t want to take an extra month because I am taking notes while reading a book.

Do you take notes while you’re reading? If so, why?

%d bloggers like this: