It’s Monday! What are you Reading? March 27, 2017:

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at the bookdate. This is where you can talk about what you have read, what you are currently reading, and what you are about to read.

This past week was pretty busy but I was able to relax before the school week started again as well. Last week I visited my grandparents for Spring break and I came back home on Thursday. I did have to write a couple of papers though but I was able to finish a couple of books on my currently reading shelf and make some progress with a few others too.

This week will be another busy week as I have a test tomorrow and a couple of papers that I have to write as well so I am not sure if I will be able to finish any more books on my shelf but  I will be able to read a few chapters here and there hopefully.. I will probably be busy for the next few weeks as I get ready for final exams and make sure I have everything done for school but I hope to finish the review books that I have on my shelf and maybe add a few other books as well.

What I read last week:

From TBR:

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This one was okay. I may continue the series and watch the anime but I am not sure about it yet. (3/5 stars)

From TBR/ for research paper:

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This one took me a while to read but it was interesting and one I would recommend. (4/5 stars)

From TBR:

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This one has been on my TBR for a few years and I decided to go ahead and read it and while I didn’t enjoy it as much as i wanted to it was still okay. (4/5 stars)

Currently reading

For Review:

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I’ve made a lot of progress with this one over the weekend am am hoping to finish it by the end of the week hopefully.

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I’ve made a little bit of progress with this one as well and hope to read some more this week hopefully.

Up Next:

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I found this one on Netgalley and it looks pretty interesting. I hope to start this one soon.

So this is what I have planned for this week.This week I won’t be able to do a Top Ten Tuesday post but I will have a review up for tomorrow and my wrap-up/TBR at the end of the week as well.

What do you plan on reading this week?

Top Ten Tuesday: Best books I read in 2016:

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the brokeandbookish.

This week’s theme is best books of 2016 so I decided to do the best books I read this year.

 

  1. Ready Player one by Ernest Cline:

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I read this one right around the end of exam week back in April and absolutely loved it. This one was definitely my top favorite for the year and I would highly recommend it.

2. Red Rising (#1) by Pierce Brown:

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I read this one earlier in the year and thought it was very good. I haven’t read the rest of the books in this series but I am thinking about adding them to my list for next year.

3. Ink and bone (#1) by Rachel Caine:

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I read this one earlier in the year and loved it.

4. Winter (#4) by Marissa Meyer:

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This series was amazing! I loved all of the characters and the way the book ended was excellent.

5. Lady Midnight (#1) by Cassandra Clare:

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This book was really good and I loved reading about the world of the shadowhunters again. I am really excited to see what happens in Lord of shadows when it comes out next year.

6. An ember in the ashes (#1) by Sabaa Tahir:

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Sabaa Tahir is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors and I will definitely be adding A torch against the night to my TBR list for next year.

7. And I darken (#1) by Kiersten White:

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I have tried to read the Paranormalcy series by this author but couldn’t get into it so when I tried this one I wasn’t sure about it at first but I did really enjoy it and am looking forward to reading the second book next year as well.

8. The scourge (#1) by A.G. Henley:

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I got this one for free on Amazon last year and decided to read it back in November. I was definitely surprised by how much I enjoyed this one and I definitely look forward to reading the rest of this series.

9. Empire of Storms (#5) by Sarah J. Maas:

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I picked this one up from the library this month and absolutely loved it. It is definitely my favorite of all the books in the throne of glass series and I am super excited to see what happens in book 6.

10. Honey and Clover Vol 1. by Chica Umino:

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I decided to add a manga in as well and chose Honey and clover. This one was definitely my favorite out of all of the manga I read this year. I really loved the characters and seeing how they interacted with each other. I definitely plan to watch the anime at some point too.

What are some of your favorite books of the year?

 

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? December 26, 2016

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at the bookdate. This is where you can talk about what you have read, what you are currently reading and what you are about to read.

I hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas!

I had a pretty quiet weekend and was able to finish a couple of books that i have been working on this week. I also started signing up for 2017 challenges on Goodreads and I also have a couple that I am thinking about but not sure yet. Last week I had a Christmas party which was pretty fun and on Friday I spent the morning baking for Christmas gifts. Today i am heading over to my grandparent’s house to have a Christmas party with them. Tomorrow I will do some hiking and Wednesday I have one last thing that i have to bake and then I will probably go back home on Thursday since I have to go back to work next week.

 

What I read last week:

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This one was really interesting although it was definitely a slow one. I ended up rating 4 stars and will probably continue the series at some point.

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I started this one during the summer and never really got into it so i picked it up again this month.I will definitely get the second book sometime next year.

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This book took me the whole weekend to finish but I finished it last night while watching Transformers on tv. I thought it was interesting but i had a really hard time rating it and kept going between 3.5 stars and 4 stars (I did eventually decided on 4 stars because of the ending). I’m not sure if I will continue the series or not yet.

 

What I am currently reading:

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I am a little over halfway with this one and it is really good so far. I am hoping to finish it the end of this week.

 

What I am currently reading:

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So this is what I have for this week. I am not sure how much reading I will do but I do have a couple of days where I will be able to make some progress. I also have a readathon that starts at the end of the weekend and i am hoping to finish the rest of my books so i can get some new books for January.
I will also have a Top ten Tuesday post tomorrow and a monthly update at the end of the week as well. There are also a couple more posts that i am hopping to post as well.

I hope you guys have a good week!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I wouldn’t mind Santa leaving under my tree:

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Top ten Tuesday is hosted by the brokeandbookish.

This week’s theme is Books I wouldn’t ind Santa leaving under my tree.

  1. The ward (#1) by Jordana Frankel:

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This books sounds really interesting. Right my library only has the second book in this series but I hope to eventually get this one so I read them.

2. Suspicion by Alexandra Monir:

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This book sounds like it would be pretty good.

3. The girl from the well (#1) by Rin Chupeco

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I love good horror series and this one definitely sounds like one I would want to read.

4. Ruin and rising (#3) by Leigh Bardugo:

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Leigh Bardugo is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors and while I haven’t read the second book in this series yet it is definitely on my list for next year.

5. A torch against the night (#2) by Sabaa Tahir:

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Sabaa Tahir is another one of my favorite authors and I would love to see what happens next in this book.

6. Air Awakens (#1) by Elise Kova:

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I’ve heard a lot of things about this series and would love to read it some time.

7. The midnight sea (#1) by Kat Ross:

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I have seen this one on Goodreads and it sounds really interesting.

8. The thousandth floor (#1) by Katharine McGee:

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Ever since I heard about this book i’ve wanted to read it and I hope to add it to my list next year.

9. The crown’s game (#1) by Evelyn Skye:

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This is another series that I have heard a lot about and I would love to eventually read it.

10. Magic study (#2) by Maria V. Snyder:

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I read Poison study last year and loved it. I haven’t been able to get the rest of the series but i would love to be able to finish this series.

 

What books do you guys want for Christmas?

 

 

 

 

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? December 19, 2016:

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Kathryn at the bookdate.

This past week was pretty busy as I went to my grandparent’s house to visit one of my aunts who had come down for a few days. I also went Christmas shopping and made a lot of progress. This week will be another busy week as I will also have some baking to do and I have a Christmas party that I have to go to on Thursday. I did make some progress with a few books that I have been slowly reading though and I also finished my reading challenge for the year. This week I will be focusing on finishing the rest of my library books and some ebooks that I have on my kindle as well.

What I have finished so far:

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This one is definitely one of my favorite books of the year and I am really looking forward to reading the last book even though it doesn’t come out until later next year.

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This one took me a lot longer than I thought it would but I am glad I was able to finish it.

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I’ve been trying to finish this book for a while and I decided to finish it over the weekend. and while it was slow I did enjoy the ending and am thinking about continuing this series at some point.

 

What I am currently reading:

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I’m still trying to work my way through this book but it is definitely slow going even though I am enjoying it so far.

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So far I’ve only read almost 100 pages in this book but it is interesting. I am hoping to finish it in the next couple of days or so.

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I am almost halfway in this one and am really enjoying it so far.I am hoping to finish this one later this afternoon.

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This is a book I found off netgalley and it is okay so far. I am hoping to finish it soon as well.

 

Up next:

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I’ve had this one on my shelf for a while and I finally decided to pick it up from the library this month.I will probably start it once I finish a couple of my longer books.

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i’ve tried to start this one before and never really got back to it so i am hoping to finish it this week hopefully.

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I’ve also started this one but haven’t gotten back to it yet so I am hoping to start it again this week as well.

 

So this is what I have planned this week. I am hoping to squeeze in a couple more books but I am not sure how much reading I will be able to do this week. I will have a TTT list on Tuesday and I am also hoping to have a couple of book reviews up as well.

Posts I made last week:

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Top ten Tuesday: Books I am looking forward to for the first half of 2017

 

 

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? November 14, 2016:

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at the bookdate. This is where you can talk about what you read last week, what you are currently reading and what you are about to read.

This week has been pretty busy as I have had a lot of homework but I only went to school for a couple of days this week as i had Monday, Tuesday and Friday off but I was finally able to catch up on some notes for exams in December so now i just have to study. I was also able to finish a book and add a couple more to my currently reading shelf as well. I now have papers to do this week for my history and psychology class so I will be spending the week working on those and I will hopefully finish them by the end of the weekend so i can have the Monday and Tuesday off before I have to start studying for exams.

 

What I read last week:

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I saw this one on Amazon for free last year and decided to finally read it and even though it took me a couple of months to finish I was really surprised. I don’t usually try a lot of free books on Amazon but I would definitely recommend this one.

 

What I am currently reading:

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This one is just kind of meh so far but I think once I get into it I will enjoy it. I don’t know if I will be able to finish it this week or not with all the papers and projects that I will be doing but I plan on reading a few chapters this week.

Listening to:

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I started this one in October and haven’t really made a lot of progress on it. I am hoping that i can finish it this week though

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I saw this one on my Overdrive account over the weekend and decided to give it a tr. I’ve only listened to it for a little while but I am greatly enjoying it so far.

 

Up next:

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I’ve been trying to start this one for a while one and am thinking about reading it although I am not sure how much progress I will make since i  will be studying for exams soon and getting ready for Christmas break as well.

So this is what I have planned this week. I am not sure how much reading/listening I will be able to do with all the papers and projects I will be doing but I am hoping to read a couple of chapters. I’ve been attempting to have a review up of Hunt for the Horseman and will probably have that post up at some point this week along with a Top Ten Tuesday post tomorrow as well.

I hope you guys have a wonderful week!

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 books I’ve added to my To-Be-Read list lately:

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the brokeandbookish.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is 10 books that I’ve added to my To-Be-Read list lately.

I am always adding books to my TBR so for this one I will just talk about the ones that I have added recently and hope to eventually read.

 

  1. Salt & Storm (#2) by Victoria Scott:

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I’ve read Fire & Flood and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I will definitely be adding this one to my library list for next year.

2. A million Suns (#2) by Beth Revis:

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Beth Revis is starting to become one of my favorite authors and I know I will have to pick up A million suns sometime so I can continue this series

3. The black Key (#3) by Amy Ewing:

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I found The Kiss of Deception at my local library when it came out and I loved it. I am really looking forward to picking this one up next year.

4. Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black:

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I’ve heard lots of good things about this book and I decided to add this one to my TBR for next year.

5. Chaos Born (#1) by Rebekah Turner:

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I found this one on Goodreads in recommendations and thought it would be really interesting. My doesn’t have it although i am thinking about getting it on Amazon.

6. The Walls around us by Nova Ren Suma:

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I found this one on my Overdrive account and it sounds pretty good. I will probably get this one soon.

7. Until the beginning (#2) by Amy Plum:

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I Recently finished After the end after a few tries and I ended up enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. I will definitely be getting this one soon.

8. The thousandth floor (#1) by Katharine McGee:

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I have been wanting to read this book ever since I saw it and I am hoping to get it in the next couple of months or so.

9. Windwitch (#2) by Susan Dennard:

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I didn’t enjoy Truthwitch as much as I really wanted to but I am still excited to see what happens in this book.

10. Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood:

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I Found this one on my Overdrive account as well and it sounds really good. It will also work for a number of challenges on Goodreads so I am hoping to pick it up soon.

What have you guys recently added to your TBR?

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? November 7, 2016:

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It’s Monday what are you Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at the bookdate. This is where you can talk about what you read last week, what you are currently reading and what you are about to read.

This week has been pretty slow as I have had a lot of homework lately but I was able to finish a couple of books and make some progress with a couple of others. I will be gearing up for exams soon so i am not sure how much reading I will be doing in the next couple of weeks but I do hope to make some progress with some books that have been on my shelf for a while.

 

What I read last week:

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This one was definitely better than i thought it would be and I would highly recommend it if you like fantasy and historical fiction.

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I received this book from the author for a review and it was pretty good. I will have a review up in the next couple of days
What I am currently reading:

I decided to drop The Lonely hearts club for right now because it is due back at the library soon and i haven’t really read it that much. I plan on picking it back up again next year.

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I am about halfway in this one as i was able to make some progress with it this afternoon and hope to finish it by the end of the week. It is very good so far

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I saw this one on Netgalley and have been trying to start it but I haven’t been able to yet. I am hoping that I can start it this week.

 

Up Next:

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I picked this one up on my Overdrive account but i am not sure about it yet. It will work for a few challenges on Goodreads so I am hoping to start it soon.

So this is what I have planned for this week. I will have a review up for Hunt for the Horseman and I am hoping that I will be able to post a Top Ten Tuesday tomorrow as well but I am not sure if I can yet.

What are you guys planning on reading this week?

 

It’s Monday! What are you reading? October 31, 2016:

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Katheryn at the bookdate. This is where you can talk about what you read last week, what you are currently reading, and what you are about to read.

 

This month has been really slow for me with reading as school finally caught up with me and I’ve had to slow down a lot with the amount of reading that I do. I did get a couple of 400 page books though that took longer to read than it normally would. November is going to also be another difficult month for reading as I have two papers to write and I will have to start studying for exams which start at the end of the month.

What I read last week:

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i wasn’t expecting to get this book this month but i went ahead and read it and was definitely surprised. It was a little slower than I thought it would but I still enjoyed it and would highly recommend it.

 

What I am currently reading:

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I’ve got about 10 more chapters in this book but I probably won’t finish it until the end of the week as I have a few things for school that I have to do. It is really good so far though.

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I started this one but wasn’t able to really read it this month so I am hoping that I can work on it in the next week or so.

 

Up Next:

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I need this one for a few challenges on Goodreads and it sounds really good. I plan on starting this one soon.

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I’ve been meaning to get to this one as I got it on Netgalley but I plan on working on it either in November or December.

 

So this is what i have planned for this week. I don’t know if I will be able to put up a Top Ten Tuesday post or not but I will have a monthly update up tomorrow once i get to school.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Scary books that I want to read this year:

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the brokeandbookish. This week’s topic is a Halloween Freebie. I have not read a lot of horror books so for this one I am going with Top Ten Horror books that i want to read soon.

 

  1. The haunting season by Michelle Muto:

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I have this one on my kindle and plan on reading it in December when i am on break from school.

2. The Forest of Hands and Teeth (#1) by Carrie Ryan:

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I don’t usually read a lot of books about zombies but it does sound pretty creepy.

3. The end games by T. Michael Martin:

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This is another horror book about zombies that sounds really interesting

4. The girl from the well (#1) by Rin Chupeco:

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I’ve been wanting to read this one ever since i saw it but my library doesn’t have it yet. I am thinking about buying it though.

5. the dead house by Dawn Kurtagich:

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This is another horror book that I have seen a lot on Goodreads. My library does not have this book yet but they do have another book by this author so I may try it before I pick this one up.

6. It by Stephen King:

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I have never really read a Stephen King book but i have this one on my list to read soon.

7. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty:

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I also have this one on my list to read although I probably won’t be able to get to it until next year.

8. The haunting of hill house by Shirley Jackson:

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This is another book that I have been planning to read soon.

9. The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson:

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This book sounds like it would be really good for both the fall season and Halloween.  I may pick this one up soon hopefully

So this is what I have for the Halloween season.

What do you guys have planned for the Halloween season. Do you have any favorites?