Book Blogger Confessions: Scary Books

Book Blogger Confessions is a meme that posts the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, where book bloggers “confess” and vent about topics that are unique to us. Feel free to share, vent and offer solutions.

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Today’s Topic: Happy Halloween!  Do you like to read scary books?  Why or why not?  If so, what is the scariest book you ever read and why does it deserve that honor?

Bonus question! Just for fun – have you ever dressed as a literary character for Halloween? Brave enough to show a photo if you have one?

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Sunday Sessions: Halloween Costumes

So in honour of Halloween I am going to do a post on Halloween costumes and why people choose what they choose.

Let me start with my experience of Halloween costumes over the past 2 years. I have a Halloween party coming up next Saturday and theme was dead musicians, so I will be attending as Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. That’s right, the famous rapping member of TLC. I will be dressing as Left Eye of the 90s with brightly coloured, oversized clothing, and doc martens with scrunchie socks. I shall post pictures after the event.

Last year I went to the same Halloween party as a Mathlete, that’s right, I don’t abide by the rules of women and Halloween. Apparently Halloween is code for dress as a slut and claim it’s a costume. My friend Mel and I had a conversation about this the other day, it went something like this:

Me: Why is Halloween code for dress like a slut?
Mel sarcastically: Oh I think I’m going to go as Snow White but my skirt is going to only just reach my ass and I will wear slutty high heels.
Me: Pretty sure Snow  White’s dress was full length.
Mel: Pretty sure she wore flats.
Me: How can you be running around the forest away from witches in heels?
Mel: I’m going as a cat.
Me: Hey Mel, you’re wearing underwear, what’s your costume?
Mel: Oh can’t you see these ears? I’m a cat obviously.
Me: Oh right, sorry, I was so focused on the fact that you weren’t wearing any clothes, I didn’t see the two small ears that make you a cat. A slutty cat. Continue reading