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It’s almost November and I don’t think I’m ready for it.

I wanted to read more books in the horror genre, but I only read a couple of them. I’m just not interested anymore, I suppose.

Nonfiction November is coming up and I’ve got a few books planned but now that I’ve picked a few books out, I don’t want to read them. I mean, I do want to read them, but I don’t want to read them now that I have to read them for a challenge.

I wish I could participate more fully in book challenges. I like the idea of book challenges: I’ll see one and pick out books to reflect the tasks, and then I don’t want to read them. I probably will though just because I want to read more nonfiction.

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I haven’t watched a lot of horror movies in a couple of years. This is due to a lot of reasons: my husband not enjoying them, me getting nightmares, etc. So my horror movie list might be a little dated since I haven’t been watching them in recent years.

Anyway, so here are some of my favorite horror movies:

  1. The Conjuring
  2. Halloween (the original with Jamie Lee Curtis)
  3. The Ring
  4. The Quiet Place
  5. It Follows
  6. Fright Night (the new one with Colin Farrell — it’s more funny than scary)
  7. Sweeney Todd (great musical — very dark and disturbing though)
  8. The Village

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It’s hard for me to come up with some of my favorite characters from books sometimes. While I enjoy a lot of books and the characters in them, a lot of them aren’t memorable enough for me to consider my favorite characters. With that being said, I do have some characters that I consider to be my favorite. For this post, I’m going to pick five of my favorite literary characters.

  1. Pippin from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. Tyrion Lannister from A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  3. Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  4. Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander from Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  5. Will from Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

What are some of your favorite literary characters?

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Top 10 Books I Loved so Much I Had to Get a Personal Copy for My Library

These days, I try not to buy a lot of books due to space but sometimes I love a book so much that I just have to have it for my personal enjoyment again and again.

  1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  2. One Day by David Nicholls
  3. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  4. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  5. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
  6. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  8. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  9. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  10. Charlotte’s Web by E.B.White

What are some books you’ve collected over the years?

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