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Welcome to Spooky October 2019

Hello friends, and welcome to Spooky October, 2019! πŸŽƒ If you’ve been with us since our days at “The Regal Critiques” you may know that we’ve always been fond of seasonal features and events, particularly ones related to Fall/Halloween and Winter/the Holidays.

Even though I’m alone on the blog this year (😭) Spooky October is not a feature I wish to abandon, so here we go again, friends.

"this is Halloween" gif from Nightmare Before Christmas

But what is this?

At its core, it’s a way to celebrate Halloween – and it’s been especially special for Ruzi (who’ll be back sooner than you may think πŸ‘€) and I, because our countries don’t celebrate Halloween. Ruzi, Clare and I have poured all our Halloween cheer into Spooky October posts of the past, and even though they aren’t here this year, I’m ready to do the same.

We’ve brought in guest-posters in some of the previous years and did collabs, however, this year it’s a more lowkey celebration:

I’m going to be sharing five Halloween related posts leading up to Halloween.

That means you’ll get a post on the 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, and 31st of October. These posts will be recommendations and reviews, and I’ve really-really loved working on them, so I hope you’ll find them entertaining and useful in cultivating your own October reading lists. 🧑

I think that’s it for today?

I can’t wait to share all I’ve worked on, and to see what y’all have to say about the books I’ll mention. πŸ‘€

gif: a puppy excitedly jumping around a tiny pumpkin

Let’s chat!

Are you doing anything special for Halloween? Either on your blog (in which case, link it in the comments, I wanna see!!), or in real life? Do you celebrate Halloween in your country?

15 thoughts on “Welcome to Spooky October 2019

  1. I didn’t know Hungary doesn’t celebrate Halloween! We have imported it many years ago, though it’s more low-key than the American version.

    And we are twins haha. You already know I started my own Beat the Halloween Backlist event (???) and I’m posting a spooky review every Thursday until the very Halloween day. Plus I’m participating in the TMST meme on the 22nd, answering the question “Would You Spend a Full Night Inside of a Haunted House if Someone Paid You?”.

    I feel for you, poor soul, all alone this year! But I’m sure you’ll do a spectacular job, and I’ll definitely come back for your spooky reviews and more. On a side note, I hope to see Ruzi on the blog soon because I miss her!

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    1. There are schools that kind of celebrate it, and have the kids dressing up etc – I went to a bilingual school and it was like that – and there are Halloween parties in clubs, but it’s not a real holiday, and especially older people frown upon it, because they think it’s “disrespectful to the deceased” smh.

      Course I know that! I really love that TMST topic, so I think I’ll do it too!!

      Thank you for your continuous support! πŸ™‚


  2. I’m glad you’re keeping this series going and am looking forward to reading your Halloween posts. So fun.

    Halloween is my favourite holiday. I normally celebrate it by buying my favourite Halloween candy and then going to a big festival/party that happens in my city in a neighbourhood that has a very high percentage of LGBT+ residents. It’s amazing.

    I’ve been reviewing horror/scary books on Thursdays this month. My Top Ten Tuesday post on Oct. is going to be a list of free horror stories you can read online, and I have another Halloween-themed post coming on the 30th about things that scare me. πŸ™‚

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  3. My country doesn’t do halloween (or fall) either so I usually do some themed tbr and movies list. I also usually do some spooky-themed posts on the blog but I’m not sure whether I’ll do one or not this year haha. Can’t wait to see what you guys will come up with!

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