Lazy Sunday Thoughts: Beach to Pumpkins

Rustico Beach, PE, 1916 (?)

Hello, all! How was your week? Summer finally returned to our part of the world. I was afraid it was gone for good, but the sun was only teasing. We had some perfect beach/pool days this week, which we took full advantage of (it's so hot right now). You would think that would put me back in full summer mode, but it has not.

That might have something to do with school supply shopping earlier this week. Buying pencils and notebooks for the girl made me think of fall, which had me thinking about Halloween. It doesn't help that the stores put out their Halloween stuff so early either. Now I'm envisaging pumpkins and ghosts. I've even started crocheting a scarf! This all lead me to start making my fall reading list.

The first thing I did was browse the Gutenberg Project for anything labeled scary, horror or gothic. I downloaded some stories from Edith Wharton, Elizabeth Gaskell and H.P. Lovecraft. Those will be great for the RIP Reading Challenge, short story category. I also had a look at the library for The Woman in Black by Susan Hill which I really want to read.

Am I crazy or are you preparing your fall reads now too? Any good suggestions?

Moving on...

The past couple of weeks brought some new books in the mail. The Legacy by Katherine Webb looks interesting. The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie was one I won over the summer. Rumors and Envy are part of The Luxe series by Anna Godberson. After reading the first one, I knew I needed to get the rest (I have Splendor already). It's getting harder to find the hardcovers but I managed to find them on Bookcloseouts.

And yes, that's a Jane Eyre disc in there! I haven't watched it yet. I'm waiting for the perfect moment to watch it in peace. I'll let you know my thoughts on it after I see it.

I haven't done a lot of reading lately because I got stuck on a book I had for review. It wasn't as enjoyable as I thought it would be and ended up muddling through it. It's going to be hard to write about that one. I do have one review ready for next week and hope to be back to my normal reading self soon.

So how was your reading week?

And since I mentioned The Woman in Black, did you know it's being made into a movie with Daniel Radcliffe? Here's the trailer but don't watch it at night!


  1. I normally don't watch "scary" movies - not because I get scared, but because I don't and that's just not any fun. The trailer for The Woman in Black, though, makes me a bit nervous. I'm going to have to try that one out, I think.

    Oh, and I'm having a problem with the whole Halloween decorations in August, thing, too. Especially when there are Halloween-themed Christmas trees on display. That is just not right!

  2. That movie does look like fun. and Mr. Radcliffe looks very good, too.

  3. We have had terrible thunderstorms this weekend... I guess they didn't make it up there?

  4. Cassandra- Halloween Christmas tree? Wow, I have not seen that.

    CB- He looks so grown-up!

    Kailana- No, we missed that, thank goodness. We've had enough of that kind of weather this summer.

  5. Oh my gosh, The Woman in Black Trailer trailer is terrifying! I saw it when it was a play in London and it was so scary and I can't wait for this one.

  6. Now's the perfect time to make your Fall list. I have yet to make mine. I love making lists but I spend way too much making mine so I may skip it this time around and just create a Goodread's shelf for them.

  7. I've been wanting to read The Woman in Black too, especially for RIP Challenge and especially since the movie's about to come out. Great stack!

  8. I'm pretty excited for these new projects from our Harry Potter stars!

    The Woman in White looks great, as does The Perks of Being a Wallflower (with Emma Watson) - Emma's other project, as Belle in a Guillermo del Torro remake of Beauty and the Beast, sounds like it could be amazing, too!

    Then there's Tom Felton in Rise of the Planet of the Apes... gah! I feel like a proud parent. Lol


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