Saturday, 31 October 2015

October Playlist

Facing an autumn consumed by university reading and a seemingly unprecedented amount of procrastination, I've been listening to a lot of music recently. Partially to save my soul from the stress of third year university reading and partially because I love music more than ever, I've complied a list of the saviour songs I've had on repeat this month. From my favourite releases of the month (Fightstar) to some Halloween inspired songs (This is Halloween//Graveyard Whistling) give it a listen and maybe you'll find something to keep your ears entertained this autumn!
    



Hope everyone has a great Halloween!
 What have you guys been listening to lately? I'm always open to music recommendations! 

Thursday, 29 October 2015

SPOOKY READS


As a fan of all things horror, you'd assume Halloween would my favourite seasonal event, but to be honest I've never really gotten into it. Despite my love for all things creepy, one day (or one month) just never seems enough to me, I prefer my spooks all year round. However I do enjoy the general appreciation of all things creepy and that witchy and vampy clothes and make up are socially acceptable for at least one month! Here are some of my favourite horror related books for anyone who wants to get into the Halloween spirit!

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Night Film is super creepy. The book follows a reporter and his investigation into the death of a reclusive film maker's daughter. Creeps ensue. It's very addicting and more of a thriller than a horror, but it has some very sinister moments and managed to creep me out both at night and during the day! 

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice 

Interview with the Vampire is probably my favourite book series about vampires (sorry Twilight!) It's got super interesting characters with rich and unique histories and all the characters wear a whole lot of velvet, and let's be honest velvet is the best! I love reading the books from this series during the colder months and hope to get round to book three this autumn/winter! 

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks

From the author of World War Z, The Zombie Survival guide is exactly what it says it is - a guide to surviving the zombie apocalypse. It's literally full of tips on how to deal with zombies, including which tools and strategies are best suited to your situation. A must read if you want to survive the zombie apocalypse and gets some tips for your emergency zombie apocalypse plan! 

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

The Girl with All the Gifts is a twist on the classic zombie tale, featuring intelligent zombies and a whole lot of emotional turmoil. It's not all horror and gore, the characters are so human and the balance of action/character is perfect. Definitely read if you want a zombie book that stands out from all the others! 

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein is a classic choice for Halloween and whilst it's not the spookiest of books, it's definitely unsettling. It's quite deep and brings up a lot of questions about mortality. Frankenstein is one of my all time favourite books and has shaped both the horror and science fiction genres in many ways so it's definitely a must read! 


What spooky or creepy books are you guys reading for Halloween? Leave some recommendations! 

(ps I found the cute clip art from my photo on this website! definitely check it out if you're looking for some basic clip art that is free to use!)