Hi friends, and happy Halloween to all who celebrate! My lovely friend Catfairy @ Living in a YA Dream recently tagged me in the All About Halloween Book Tag, and since today’s Top Ten Tuesday is a Halloween freebie, I thought this would be the perfect post for today! Let’s get spooky, y’all.
What are your favorite Halloween movies?
Okay, so anyone who knows me knows that I’m not a huge movie fan. Something about visual media just doesn’t grab my attention. That being said, I have always loved horror movies! From the classics, to campy, low-quality slashers, to more recent horror releases, I love them all. Especially the ones having to do with ghosts and demons. Idk, guys.
What is your favorite Halloween book?
Libba Bray’s fantastic The Diviners, no question. This whole series is intensely creepy, but this first book in particular has to do with sinister ghosts with murderous intentions. It involves tons of elements of the paranormal, a chilling mystery, and an amazingly diverse cast of characters who all hold supernatural powers. Plus, it’s set in 1920’s New York City and features Libba Bray’s gorgeous writing. What more could you possibly ask for in a book?
What other Halloween books would you recommend?
Conveninently, I just did a guest post all about this very topic for Fortnight of Fright, but I’ll also shout out a few of my faves here: Spell on Wheels, vol. 1 (three witch best friends go on a road trip to retrieve stolen magical artifacts!), Stalking Jack the Ripper (historical! blood! gore! murder!), and My Favorite Thing is Monsters (… monsters! this story is actually much more complex than that, but ya know).
Do you own any Halloween ugly sweaters?
Up until this year, my answer for this question would have sadly been “no.” However, my best friend Devon and I recently made this completely reasonable and justifiable purchase and wore it to our choir rehearsal yesterday:
What are some of your favorite Halloween costumes?
I loved all my costumes last year! My aforementioned BFF Devon and I went as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr to a friend’s Halloween party, tricorn hats and all. We also particpated in a group Wizard of Oz costume with some other friends (I was Glinda), and then, my personal favorite, Devon and I dressed up as each other for another party (which was really only funny to us and our friends who know us, BUT STILL).
What are you doing for Halloween this year?
My friend group and I have thrown a Halloween party the weekend before Halloween every year for the past couple years that we fondly refer to as Halloweekend. It’s always tons of fun! Above is a picture of my costume for this year’s Halloweekend; I went as Madeline! As for the actual day of Halloween, since it’s on a Tuesday, I sadly have class and then work. And I live in an apartment of mostly college students/young adults, so I won’t get any trick-or-treaters. 🙁 I think some friends and I are gonna get together that night and watch Harry Potter, though!
What is your favorite childhood Halloween memory?
Oh my gosh, so many. My stepdad instilled his love of Halloween into me from a very young age, and every year throughout late elementary and middle school, I threw a Halloween party in our basement. It was always SO much fun! My house was kind of known to my friends as the place to be for Halloween.
I’m not going to tag anyone, since I’m posting this on Halloween, but I’d love to hear your answers to some of these questions! What are you or your kids dressing up as for Halloween this year? Any exciting plans?