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October Activities: What I Watched This Month

Danger doesn’t lurk at every corner. It’s just hanging out, waiting for fear and horror to show up.

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Hello readers,
I have been inactive for the past two weeks and I almost missed the whole month of writing. I barely posted anything during this month and I’m truly sad because of that. October is one of my favorite months of the year and I can’t believe I didn’t post more often. However, many things had happened over this month, the good and the bad ones. I think I will start with the bad things because I would like to end this post in a positive tone.
First of all, my first neighbor passed away two days ago. It was shocking news for everyone because he wasn’t sick at all. To make things worse – he was only 40. I’m still sad and I can’t believe that he’s gone. But, eh.. That’s called life. You exist in one second and then in the other you don’t. You disappear. Just like that. What I can’t stress enough, here, is that we worry too much. We are almost never satisfied with our lives. We long for material things, which is wrong sometimes. We forget that we all die and we will be forgotten so easily. Love hard. Respect others. Respect yourself. That’s what matters.Secondly, I had a really important exam this month. I studied every day and I still don’t know my results. It was difficult, but I hope for the best. It was the exam from the Syntax and I really hate that subject, but I can’t complain. I need to pass it.
On the other hand, I spent a lot of time with my boyfriend. We are still buying new things for our new home, but things got easier this month. We bought all the furniture and it finally looks like home now. I’m so happy and I can’t wait to move in! Also, we spent a lot of time in cinema this month. We watched some horrors because if not now, when? First we watched IT Chapter Two and it was really scary, I loved it. It’s probably the best movie I watched this month. It’s based on Stephen King’s novel and it’s so good and I give it 5 out of 5 stars.


Secondly, we saw Polaroid, which is also horror. A high school student, Bird, is given an old Polaroid camera. Being a huge fan of photography, she starts taking photos of her friends. However, she notices the weird, dark shadow standing behind her friends. It gets creepy when her friends, one by one, die after being followed by the shadow in the pictures. To understand her next move, Bird needs to study the past. I really liked this movie, but it’s not my favorite because in some moments I thought that its plot is too simple and predictable. I give it 3 out of five stars.

Lastly, we saw Countdown which is also horror. I must say that I’ve been dying to see this movie since I saw its trailer. Basically it’s about a phone app that can tell you the exact moment of your death. It all starts as a joke until this app proves to be correct for some people. When a nurse downloads this app, it tells her that she has only three days to live. She is extremely nervous and upset, but being followed by a scary figure in reality, she simply must find a way to survive. I liked this movie because it grabs your attention from the first moment. It’s super scary and I like the touch of the modern technology. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

And that was it for this month. I know it’s two days from Halloween, but I think I’m done with watching horrors for this year. I must admit day I have seen more movies than I have read books in this month. I somehow gave myself a well-deserved break from reading because I read many books in September. I am pretty much satisfied with my activities during this month. October was a really good month for me and I am so excited for November!

How about you? How was your October?

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Spooky October Graphic Novels: Megahex & and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Hello everybody,
I can’t believe that this is my first post in October because I planned to post almost every other day in this month. However, so many things happened recently and I didn’t have free time to post anything. The only good thing is that I read two books last week. Yay! I will tell you about these two books in my mini-reviews because there are just too many details and it would take me forever to put everything into my words.

Book Review #1 MEGAHEX by SIMON HANSELMANN

✦SYNOPSIS ✦
Megg is a depressed, drug-addicted witch. Mogg is her black cat. Their friend, Owl, is an antropomorphized owl. They hang out a lot with Werewolf Jones. This may sound like a pure stoner comedy, but it transcends the genre: these characters struggle unsuccessfully to come to crips with their depression, drug use, sexuality, poverty, lack of work, lack of ambition, and the complex feelings about each other in ways that have made Megg and Mogg sensations on Hanselmann’s GirlMountain tumblr.
This is the first collection of Hanselmann’s work, freed from its cumbersome Internet prison, and sure to be one of the most talked about graphic novels in 2014, featuring all of the ‘classic’ Megg and Mogg episodes from the past five years as well as over 70 pages of all-new material.

✦ MY THOUGHTS ✦
Well, I had to think about my words here.. I kind of have some mixed feelings about this one. In the beginning of the book, I found some things funny and interesting. However, as I was reading on, I found some things weird and to be honest, I felt uncomfortable reading about it.
The book is all about alcoholism, drugs, and rape and I don’t think that it’s something that we should make fun of. We shouldn’t joke about it.
Those are serious things that require serious talks and solutions. It is clear that this is a very sad story and I really liked the concept of it, but I didn’t like how the author represented all the things in the book. My favorite character is definitely Mogg, the cat. However, I had a good laugh several times while I was reading this book and I think it’s fair enough to give it a three stars.

My rating: 3/5 ⭐

Book Review #2: CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA

✦SYNOPSIS ✦
On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress Sabrina Spellman finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family’s past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda. Archie comics’ latest horror sensation starts here! For TEEN+ readers. Compiles the first five issues of the ongoing comic book series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

✦ MY THOUGHTS ✦
I really had to read this comic/graphic novel because I just love Sabrina. I’m a huge fan of the show and I knew I was going to like this one. What caught my attention was this dark, creepy story. Seriously, it gave me the chills and I think that October is definitely the best time to pick it up .
Also, I liked that the story revolves around villains and how does it feel to live on the dark/night side. I loved its dark elements such as killing and praising Satan. Its art is everything! I adore the pictures inside and I think my all time favorite character is and will always be Salem. It was really enjoyable to read this book and can’t wait to check out everything by R. Aguirre-Sacasa. 

My rating: 4/5 ⭐