For me, harvesting the first pumpkins signals the beginning of the
autumn celebrations, and that usually happens around this time of year.
But since the pumpkins are late this year, and with everything that's been
going on with my mind and body lately, I notice that I am off schedule.
Since I haven't started decorating (or even really crafting) for fall
my first Haunted Humpday post will be about creepy shows and books.
The first is a cross between CSI (but in this case, the CDC),
Dracula lore, classic zombie movies and a parasitic infection
- and it is just as hilariously nasty and curiously addictive as it sounds :)
The second is more of a mystery, think Millenium meets Bodysnatchers.
Before watching the first episode I read a review amply titled "Wait, what?"
that prepared me for the confusion, and only two episodes have aired so far,
but if you liked X-files and Twin Peaks you will probably like this too.
And if you like crazy and creepy stuff but you still haven't caught up
with American Horror Story or Penny Dreadful - it's high tide!
I started my reading season last week by delving into the works
of Swedish crime writer Ingrid Hedström. She is a journalist and author
with extensive historical and political knowledge, and her writing
is modern, fast-paced and unsentimental. She has won awards
and her books have been translated into several languages.
Her detective series is centered around investigative judge Martine Poirot,
who lives in the fictional Belgian town Villette. (The author lived in Belgium
during the 90's, why the series is also taking place there and (mostly)
during that decade.) The two first books were both quick and entertaining
'who-dunnit' intrigues and I just picked up the third in the series.
Thank you to Marfi for hosting this great party and getting us
in the mood for Halloween! Head on over to Incipient Wings to see
her wonderful decorations and crafts. I look forward to seeing
what everyone else does/makes/writes in the coming weeks.
In the spirit of spookiness I'd also like mention
another lovely autumn blog party coming up;
Head on over to Magaly at Pagan Culture to get the scoop!