#RIPXIV & #SomethingWickedFall Wrap-Up
*emerges from under a pile of candy wrappers, pumpkin pie tins, and creepy stories*
Hope everyone had a great spooky season! Since I can see Halloween decorations in the stores in August, I have little problem with queuing up the Christmas music now. Me, though, I’ll stick with my Halloween-flavored playlist a little longer.
I did okay with my seasonal reading goal, though I’m behind a little on my yearly goal. For Peril the First, I read:
- The Two Sams by Glen Hirshberg
- The Other by Thomas Tryon
- The Small Hand & Dolly by Susan Hill
- Hungry Ghosts by Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose, et al.
- Death by Suggestion by Donald K Hartman
Plus a bunch of short stories and horror movies. I’m terrible at wrap-ups, so on to the next things!
Nonfiction November TBR
In addition to trying to keep up with Nonfiction November posts, I’m going to try and read 2-3 nonfiction books this month.
- The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder by Daniel Stashower – I’ve started this book a few times, but every time some other book gets in the way. Not this time.
- Edison’s Eve: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life by Gaby Wood
- Tesla: Inventor of the Modern by Richard Munson – Didn’t realize I had pitted an Edison book against a Tesla book. Will my Tesla fandom win out over my love of reading about automata? Time will tell…
November Movie Watch-List
I enjoyed talking about movies last month. My plan going forward is to pick four or five movies to watch in a given month and blog about them a little. My list for November:
- 12 Years a Slave (2013), directed by Steve McQueen
- 42 (2013), directed by Brian Helgeland
- Birdman (2014), directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
- Creed (2015), directed by Ryan Coogler
- Hail, Caesar! (2016), directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
NaNoWriMo: Yes, I’m participating in National Novel Writing Month. Well, sort of. I’m not writing a novel, but I’m going to try and put together a 50K word manuscript of notes on a 1915 murder that happened in Omaha. Yeah, I don’t exactly know what I’m doing. This is a writing/researching adventure.
Ultimate Frisbee: Ultimate has been rough lately. I’ve been playing two league games a week and some of those games have been savage (meaning no subs). My team hasn’t won too many games, but I’ve enjoyed this group of players more than I thought I would. I have two league games this week and then none until finals on the 16th.