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text 2019-08-21 22:10
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty -- Question for 08/14 (Day 14): Halloween Bingo Reading Snacks and Drinks ... Part 2: The Snacks

So, I had to go down to Frankfurt yesterday, and as I had hoped when composing my original post for this prompt, I managed a small side trip to that store.

 

This year's Halloween snacks now officially include:

 

* Orange chocolate / cocoa truffles

* White chocolate and almond truffles

* Cocoa and dark chocolate coated almonds

* Chili, vanilla and cinnamon chocolate

* Red wine chocolate

* Almond pistachio cookies

* Chocolate wafers

* Fudge.

 

(While I was there, I also stocked up on some favorite teas, spiced rice (their own blend) and condiments.)

 

 

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text 2019-08-19 17:46
Pre-party Part 2: Bring on the Horror - Favourite Horror Reads and how scary thet are
It - Stephen King
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov,Craig Raine
Misery - Stephen King
Ponies - Kij Johnson

I like my horror reads to be absolutely chilling and of the mind-fuck variety, so I'd say very scary for any title here.

 

It - Stephen King : Beyond how inherently scary a concept a boggart is, and one written by King at that, what terrified me in this book is the truth of how helpless children are against adults, their power and their belief in other adults. It's always that scene where Bev is running from her not-dad, and no adult even stopping, because it rings so creepily real.

 

Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov : I don't get why anyone would mistake this one for a romance. Ever. That's the ickiest, most compelling and therefore scariest, unreliable narrator of literature. Real horror.

 

Misery - Stephen King : This one gave me palpitations. It gets violent and there are lasting consequences.

 

Ponies - Kij Johnson : Maybe horror is not the genre one would put it, but this little does cause horror. I never read it again, but I still feel like crying when I remember it.

 

 

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text 2019-08-18 00:12
Pre-party Part 2: Most Anticipated Read for 2019 Halloween Bingo
Flowers in the Attic - V.C. Andrews

I'm really looking forward to the over the top drama this is bound to be filled with. I suspect it will be an experience akin to The Castle of Otranto, that I'll want to both laugh and grimace at the same time a lot, and enjoy it for exactly the same reasons it ought to be despised.
 

 

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text 2019-08-16 00:11
Pre-party Part 2: Favourite past Halloween Bingo squares

 

Since I'm such a fan of fairy-tale retellings, magic, and weird wee creatures, it is little surprise that these would turn up to be my favourites.

 

 

I'm also partial to those squares that push me to fulfill my yearly reading projects and clean up the long languishing titles of my tbr

 

 

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text 2019-08-14 22:00
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty -- Question for 08/14 (Day 14): Halloween Bingo Reading Snacks and Drinks?

I don't know how much reading I'll be able to get done at home during this year's bingo, and doubtlessly part of it will be in bed before going to sleep, where I don't eat anything (and the only drink allowed is mineral water).

 

That said, as we established last year, tea is kind of a biggie in this household, and it's definitely my drink of choice while reading.  Especially now that I have such a nice mug to go with it ... thanks to BT's gift of earlier this year!

 

 

 

As a matter of fact, since a number of my (up to now) "go to" tea brands are English, and since I'm in absolutely no mood to pay the taxes that are looking ever more likely if the Bozo version of Brexit becomes a reality, a while ago I placed orders with my favorite British purveyors to tide me over for the foreseeable future, so now I'm right back to that "good grief, where do I store all this stuff?" situation.

 

 

As for food, there currently are no snacks in my home, but I'll have to go down to Frankfurt later this month, and I'll do my level  best to make time to swing by that store ... where I'll doubtlessly find a few extra delicious and not altogether too spooky treats to go with my tea!

 

 

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