Friday 20 October 2017

Book Blogger Hop: Off the book topic - What is your favorite scary movie?

The Week's Question is:
Off the book topic - What is your favourite scary movie? 

My Answer:
I don't like scary movies. I never have even though I've watched more than a fair few: It, Nightmare on Elm Street (1-3), Halloween, Friday 13th, Blair Witch, Scream, Saw, Pet Cemetery, Children of the Corn, The Exorcist, Child's Play... I just don't see the point in them. 

I get no enjoyment whatsoever from being terrified out of my wits. 

Maybe I just have an overactive imagination but I'm twitchy and disturbed for days after I watch something like that.

After I left my teens I decided I'd had enough and no matter what anyone said I wasn't watching them ever again. 

Thankfully my other half has no time for them either so I never have to 'take one for the team' on that score.


The types of Halloween movies I like aren't horror scary, they're... Spooky. Atmospheric. Fun.
I LOVE Hocus Pocus at this time of year. 
The Nightmare Before Christmas. 
(Which is both a Halloween and a Christmas watch in this house.)
The Adams Family
Practical Magic
(Although I could watch this one all year round.)


What's your favourite Halloween movie?

Friday 6 October 2017

Book Blogger Hop: Both Bram Stoker's Dracula and Marry Shelley's Frankenstein...

This Week's Question is:
"Both Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein are considered classics. Have you ever read either of them?"


My Answer:
Yep, I've read Bram Stoker's Dracula back when I was in high school but I've never read Frankenstein.

Frankenstein is one of those books that's been on my TBR for years but I've never mustered the motivation to read it, even though I want to. It's the same for many classics: Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Anna Karenina...
I want to read them but I never prioritise them over contemporary books. 

Lately, I've been toying with the idea of creating a reading challenge for 2018 in which I read one classic novel every month, throughout the year, in order to finally see what all the fuss is about and why these books have stood the test of time.


My fav Dracula quotes:


"I shall tell you. My thesis is this, I want you to believe." 
"To believe what?" 
"To believe in things that you cannot." 


"Yes! The flies like it, too, and I like the flies, therefore I like it." And there are people who know so little as to think that madmen do not argue.
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