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📽 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge, Days 27 & 28 🎃

What’s this all about? See the first post.

Day 27 – Your favorite guilty pleasure

For a movie about warring angels, Legion (2010) is amazingly chock full of overwrought action and massive explosions. While kind of an interesting concept—the Archangel Michael rebels against God to save humanity, it just doesn’t solidly land. But, man, I do love watching Paul Bettany kick people’s asses. Plus, that little old lady is pretty darn creepy. This is another movie I went to see in the theater with my sister. Aw, good times…

Day 28 – Your favorite horror film that no one’s ever heard of

(Note: The trailer isn’t entirely SFW.)

I don’t think my tastes are super obscure; so instead, I just want to toot the horn of a horror film I really like that might not have gotten in front of enough eyeballs. Green Room (2015) is the exact opposite of a film like Legion. There are no great-balls-of-fire explosions or aesthetically pleasing fight sequences. There are no supernatural forces, unless you count Patrick Stewart’s dead-eyed portrayal of a Neo-nazi head-honcho. It is, instead, a brutal and realistic survival flick. Anton Yelchin makes a second appearance on this list as the lead singer of a punk band who finds themselves in a very bad situation.

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Nonfiction November 2019 ~ Week 1

The end of the year is so great. After two months of spooky Perilous reading, it’s time for another one of my favorite blogging events: Nonfiction November! There’s a new prompt each week. (All the details!)

Week 1: (Oct. 28 to Nov. 1) – Your Year in Nonfiction

Hosted by Julz of Julz Reads

Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions – What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year? Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year? What nonfiction book have you recommended the most? What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet? What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?

As usual, the largest topic of my nonfiction reading (4 of seventeen books) has been magic. Also, not shockingly, two of my favorite reads—ones that I would absolutely recommend are of this subject:

Spectacle of Illusion Conjure Times: The History of Black Magicians in America

A couple of true crime books also captured my attention this year. Both focused on the length and complexity of serial killer investigations.

The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

And lastly, a book I’d certainly recommend (and it was recommended to me!):

Poe: A Life Cut Short

So, here we go. I’m sorry, books I added to my TBR last year that I haven’t gotten to yet. You’re about to have so many new friends…