Happy New Year!!

Hoping everyone’s holiday was safe and enjoyable. I am back and on track.

This blog is going to be my baby. My way to get back to doing what I love most, writing. Writing is my escape, my therapy, my outlet and has done so much for me and I just want to share it as much as I can. Aside from that, I wanted to start this blog to talk about three of my favorite things: books, writing, and horror movies.

So, for the month of January, you can look forward to:

Sunday: Book I’ll be reading for the week.

Monday: Horror Movie Monday, which is a movie review/suggestion.

Wednesday: Writing Prompt Wednesday, Weekly Chapter Wednesday

Friday: Fear Friday, more horror movie related posts, suggestions, facts, and whatnot.

Saturday: Short Story Saturday, and review for the book of the week

Here and there, I’ll post some poetry and other discussion type posts, but this is the gist. So, I hope you are as excited as I am for what’s to come.

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Writing Prompt Wednesday 1/16/19

You’re a writer working on your 3rd novel. Your editor has been bugging you about the five chapters you were supposed to send over a week ago and midnight is your deadline. But everything keeps interrupting you, especially your noisy neighbors. Explosions, police, unexpected deliveries, annoying squeaking. Think of any of everything that prevents you from finishing.

Book of the Week 1/13-1/19

These books are kinda short so I decided to do two books this week! 🙂

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Book of the Week 1/6-1/12 ***Review***

You by Caroline Kepnes

*****SPOILER ALERT*****

I literally just finished reading and my goodness, I LOVED IT. Now, I did watch and enjoy the show before I found out it was a book and of course, being me, I just had to read the book to note comparisons and differences.

I really enjoyed how well written the book is and how the story flows. There aren’t any slow spots where you’re just plowing through to get to the good parts. The entire book is the good part. Joe Goldberg is a crazy, psychotic, fucking lunatic. It’s as fascinating as it is disturbing. I like how Joe is honest with himself about his feelings, BUT he lies to himself when it comes to him being crazy. He thinks having access to Beck’s old phone and following her around out of the city is good for their relationship and I just… He’s nuts!

I do NOT victim blame. That’s not what I’m about to do here. But honestly, Beck was a dumb bitch. Let’s be honest. Joe was right. Beck loved attention. Especially from the wrong people. Joe was already crazy about her but she made him fall for her and she cheated on him and lied to him about multiple things. And this is conflicting as hell, but I liked her because she did do and say things that made Joe happy, ever though he doesn’t deserve it.

There was no crazy, abusive boyfriend always hitting the neighbor the next door like in the show, so I was curious as to how Beck would find her things hidden in Joe’s apartment. I wanted to read about Joe confronting and beating on Nicky like in the Joe but was let down (lol). Peach was just as obsessive and annoying in the show as she was in the book. I honestly wanted to fight her. Beck was such a pushover when it came to Peach. Also, Peach didn’t die from a struggle for a gun with Joe in the book; he beat her in the head with a rock and threw her in the water.

Now, I’m naturally an analytical person and a Virgo 🙂 so there are just a few minor things that I want to say regarding the book (lol).

1. Beck really put vanilla ice cream on Joe’s penis and had sex with him without a condom. Ma’am… Hello? Had you lived, how were you gonna get Joe to treat your yeast infection? Hm?

2. Also relating to Joe and Beck having sex without a condom, him killing her within those same few hours, burying her body, then making it seem as though Nicky was who killed her… How, Sway? Wouldn’t Joe’s DNA be all up in and on her body?

3. I know Beck knew about Peach’s lies because ain’t no way she’s pulling all these shenanigans at the perfect time. Beck was an enabler when it came to Peach. Listen, Peach would’ve just had to be waiting on me because I’m not leaving a date that has barely started when I’m getting [redacted] under the table at a nice restaurant. OK?!

4. How is it no one thought it was weird that Joe literally had no friends. None. Zero. All he had was his coworker who he sometimes couldn’t stand. No one found that odd.

5. Last thing and I apologize if I offend anyone (lol) but… who has sex again with someone after the first time only lasted only 8 seconds?

Anyways! I loved this book. And I’m even happier because I just found out about the sequel Hidden Bodies. This is definitely a book I’ll read again. And the show is just as amazing. Go treat yourself and enjoy both!

Book of the Week 1/6-1/12

You by Caroline Kepnes

I watched the series on Lifetime and it was disturbingly good. It is now on Netflix.

Joe Goldberg, an obsessive, crazy person, basically stalks and inserts himself into Guinevere Beck’s life. By any means necessary. I’m excited to read and note comparisons between the book and the show. 🙂

Writing Prompt Wednesday 1/2/19

Every year, at the end of December, folks shout, “New year, new me!” Well, this is literal. Every December, you get to choose new aspects for yourself for the new year: physical features, personality traits, super powers, anything you can think of. How do you take advantage of this every year? What do you change about yourself? What does everyone else around you choose?

2019 Reading Challenge

  1. A book you’ve read before
  2. A book you can read in a day
  3. A graphic novel
  4. A book being made into a movie this year
  5. A dystopian novel
  6. A book you started but never finished
  7. A book series (3 or more)
  8. A novel based on a true story
  9. A “choose-your-own-adventure” book
  10. A book you own but haven’t read
  11. A banned book
  12. An autobiography or memoir
  13. A book from a genre you don’t usually read from
  14. A book published in 2009
  15. A 2018 bestseller
  16. A book you read in high school
  17. A true crime book
  18. A book with more than 500 pages
  19. A book of poetry
  20. A book by an author you’ve never heard of before
  21. A play
  22. A fairytale or remade fairytale
  23. A book of short stories
  24. A book that came out the year you were born
  25. A murder mystery
  26. A book by your favorite author that you haven’t read

I know, I know…

Behind already. Slacking. Procrastinating.

Making excuses. Being distracted.

LISTEN. Lol I’m gonna get it together, I promise. This is my outlet and my voice and I want to share it with you all.

So, I’ll be back January 1st. And I’ll be more prepared and productive. 😘

Horror Movie Monday: ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’

Mkay, so I know this movie came out earlier this year, but I’m always tardy to the party. I just watched it last week and eh…

First, I love the actress playing the daughter, Bailee Madison. She starred in another horror film that I loved ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ which was a remake. She also starred in an episode of Law & Order: SVU.

Now… I liked the movie, BUT it was nowhere near as creepy or disturbing as the first one. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Hey, I’m a horror movie junkie. The scarier, the better. It still had that creepy factor, though. I mean, hey, don’t all horror movies have something to do with folks being in some remote area they aren’t familiar with and do dumb things like separate and leave behind useful weapons and not…

Let me not spoil it, lol. Plot? Two parents taking their teenage kids on a family trip to a relative’s trailer park before dumping the rebellious teenage daughter off at boarding school. They show up at night 🙄 and eventually chaos ensues.

I feel as though more happened in the first movie with two victims than in this sequel. There just wasn’t enough there for me.

Overall, good movie, not great. Not scary enough for ME at all, BUT of course, I’d watch again.

My Bad!

Sooo, I was supposed to post a book review for The Shining yesterday and I didn’t. My apologies. I haven’t finished reading it. 😩 Hopefully it’ll be done tomorrow. Also going to post a couple of writing prompts and maybe some poetry as well.

What genres should the writing prompts be about? 🤔