Happy Halloween and a Brief Hiatus

From the Pen of Mae Clair

Happy Halloween! Sometimes, October feels like one long festive party. We get thirty-one days of shivery movies and books, pumpkin carving activities, hayrides, jack-o-lanterns, hot cider, ghost stories, and spooky decorations.

Illuminated home garden path patio lights with halloween pumpkin lanterns

Trick-or-treat takes place in my neighborhood tonight, so I will be passing out candy to the little ghosts and ghouls who knock on my door. Maybe I’ll pop in a spooky movie or crack open a Halloween novel. Or maybe I’ll be doing my final round of NaNoWriMo prep. Tomorrow—November 1—kicks off the big event.

I’ve plotted as much as possible. I have my character sketches, my setting details and a number of scenes mapped out, but NaNo is still going to be a challenge. Especially because I work thirty hours a week. That’s less than many people, but still enough to limit the hours I can devote to writing.

As a result, I’m going to take a one…

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All About Halloween Book Tag

Kristin Kraves Books

Halloween is quickly approaching and I feel like there are a million spooky tags that I still need to do! I found this one on Shannon’s blog, Simply Enchanting Books. I just recently followed her and I am so happy to have found her blog! I’m actually inspired to share some of the great blogs I have found lately, so look out for that.

What are your favorite Halloween movies?


So cliché, but I am so not a horror movie person, so my favourite has to be Hocus Pocus. I have watched it every October for at least the last fifteen years. Another favourite is Practical Magic–I also adore the book and its prequel, The Rules of Magic. Give me all the cheesy witchy movies!

What is your favorite Halloween book?

As a just mentioned, I love The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman. It is my favourite book…

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Halloween Door Decor and More — Lavanda Michelle

You don’t need to be a design guru to have beautiful Halloween decorations—nor do you have to spend a lot of money on it either! Here, I’ve rounded up a few quick and easy Halloween door decorations that’ll keep your front porch looking fun, festive, and just a tad bit frightening. Come October 31, you won’t disappoint all the trick-or-treaters in town crowding your front porch. Your front door should signal to visitors that, yes, you do have a lot of treats and you’re more than willing to share them.

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The Pumpkin Patch…a Halloween story — Rethinking Life

“The pumpkins are happy,” he said, to his dad, who was busy at the kitchen sink. “How do you know?” “They told me.” “They told you?” The boy nodded. “I asked them if they were happy because it was Halloween and they said yes but they would rather not be carved up. They would just […]

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Wide Horizon – Michel Montecrossa’s contemplative full-stream Music Movie — Michel Montecrossa Blog

Wide Horizon – Michel Montecrossa’s contemplative full-stream Music Movie Michel Montecrossa says about his ‘WIDE HORIZON’ MUSIC MOVIE:“The ‘WIDE HORIZON’ MUSIC MOVIE is a full-stream music and image contemplation about understanding the true nature of humanity and the Self. The ‘WIDE HORIZON’ MUSIC MOVIE is a subtle interpretation of the image of humanity’s essential spiritual […]

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