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.

Hosted by For What It’s Worth and Midnyte Reader. Check out the Book Blogger Confessions Schedule to see what topics are coming up.

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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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Book Trailers: Black and Orange by Benjamin Kane Ethridge

Every Saturday we share a book trailer, not of a new release, but of the books we love, want to read, and anything that fits in with BA, in the hopes of helping other readers find something new to enjoy.

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Check out the previous review of Black and Orange, as part of the Pump Up Your Book blog tour.
You can support Bookish Ardour by purchasing the above title via Amazon Kindle and Amazon US.
Have something bookish you’d like to share with BA’s readers? We’re always looking for guest posters, regular contributors, and we’d love to hear from you.

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.
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Halloween Make Up

Need some ideas when it comes to making your Halloween costume more bad arse? Yes, I just said more bad arse… Well one way to make a costume, or any look for that matter, stand out is with incredible make-up!

I’ve got a few tutorials I’ve found on YouTube, which even I’d love to try out, and I’m sure some men out there could definitely pull off the first one as well as the ladies.

First up, Spider Queen Black Widow make up tutorial.

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Fun Fridays: Dr Seuss, Meet Cthulhu

I love a good mash-up, especially when it involves one of my favourite subjects. Dr Seuss. And what says scary more than Cthulhu? You see where I’m going with this don’t you?

Check out this awesome combination inspired by two very famous elements, Dr Seuss and Cthulhu, brought together by the artist DrFaustusAu to create a story I would snap up in a second if it was in print form.

Each panel takes you to their respective pages so you can read the story itself and you can find the rest of these babies here.

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The Art of Halloween

When people think of Halloween, a lot of them naturally jump to the idea of costumes, trick or treating, junk food, and what goes bump in the night, but there’s far more out there thanks to a love of the holiday and the great inspiration it holds. Today I’m all about art and seeing as my own talents remain more in the written area of creativity I’m going to share Halloween-inspired art I’ve found on all over the web.

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Through The Lens: Halloween Special

Welcome to our new weekly meme, Through The Lens! We’re combining a love of books with photography in order to visually display what we read and love.

How It Works

Each Thursday BA will be sharing a photograph taken of a book, such as a current read, recommendation, or a favourite, with an object or in a setting the reader feels represents an element in the story. Then we’ll share a short blurb about why we chose it.

You Can Join In Too

If you want to participate you can. You don’t have to be an expert photographer, the point of this meme is to be creative and share! Take your book, including eBooks, and display those covers with something that shows what you took away from the story. You’re welcome to post another day, we just like alliteration here at BA, and there is no theme unless you want to have one.

We do ask, if you wish to join in, that you grab the banner, link back to us, and share your link too so everyone can see your photos! Continue reading