THE WEEK IN REVIEW: “Hocus Pocus” (OCTOBER 25TH – OCTOBER 31st)

Posted November 1, 2015 by @Angelized_1st in Memes, Stacking the Shelves, The Sunday Post / 26 Comments

THE WEEK IN REVIEW:  “Hocus Pocus” (OCTOBER 25TH – OCTOBER 31st)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. This meme gives bloggers a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or received for review each week. I also decided that I would do a weekly recap, and link up with The Sunday Post, which is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer, that was inspired in part by In My Mailbox. It’s a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

book haul

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  • This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
  • The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
  • NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
  • A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray
  • Dirty Little Secrets (J. J. Graves Mystery #1) by Liliana Hart
  • The Time Chamber: A Magical Story and Coloring Book by Daria Song

last week on the blog

this week on the blog

  • Book Review: Paint My Body Red by Heidi R. Kling
  • Teaser Tuesday (TTT?): TBD
  • Waiting on Wednesday: Steel Scars (Red Queen 0.2) by Victoria Aveyard
  • Book Review: The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard) by Rick Riordan
  • Blog Tour: Reawakened Secrets by Mari Denae (Review & Giveaway)

giveaways

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life outside the ‘net

This week things have been difficult for me. I’ve been out on medical leave due to stress and anxiety. Instead of working, I’ve been trying to relax. Mostly I’ve been sleeping, catching up on tv, and of course reading. The bright side? I missed all of the “fun” Halloween activities at school. Instead, I caught up on the horror movies being played on cable. Is it just me, or had television taken a break on horror the past few years? I usually have to watch Netflix, or my DVDs to get my Halloween fix, but everywhere you look this year there were great horror films to take my pick from. Some where great as always (Misery), while others didn’t live up to my childhood memories (Puppetmaster).

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Puppetmaster, 1989

On Saturday, I decided to get out of the house and treat myself to a movie. I finally got the opportunity to see Crimson Peak, and I loved it! I’m a Guillermo del Toro fan, so I thoroughly enjoyed the aesthetic of the film. Plus, it had a really great story. Bravo! More than that, it made me miss The Strain something terrible. If you haven’t seen it yet, then check it out. I give it 2 thumbs up!

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26 responses to “THE WEEK IN REVIEW: “Hocus Pocus” (OCTOBER 25TH – OCTOBER 31st)

    • @Angelized_1st

      I’m enjoying it so far. It’s difficult enough to hold my interest. I’ve heard nothing but great things about the Firebird Series, so I can’t wait to start it. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

    • @Angelized_1st

      Yeah, B&N had a table full of them. I decided to get one that’s also a book, that way I can read the story when I finish.

  1. Nice book haul, This Is Where It Ends and A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) are both books I’ve seen around a few times, they sound good. And oh that colouring book you got looks pretty! I hope you feel better soon! Have a great week!

    • @Angelized_1st

      Thanks! I’m trying to get back in tip-top shape. The coloring book really is helping. I’ve also seen both of those books around, and you’re right, they do sound interesting. I hope they are. Have a great week as well!

    • @Angelized_1st

      You’re welcome! It was great! I’m still getting my last bit of horror in before the weekend ends. It’s hard to let go. LOL!

    • @Angelized_1st

      Oh, that sounds really cool! I’ve seen stuff like that around Facebook, but with painting. I hope you enjoy it.

  2. katarguelles

    Sorry to hear about the stress and anxiety so I hope this break will help. I started coloring too and it is really relaxing. I hope this week is better for you!

  3. I’m so sorry you’re dealing with stress and anxiety. I know from experience that it’s not any fun. You have my sincere sympathy and warmest hopes for things to get better.

    What a gorgeous coloring book! I’m just starting to get back into coloring. I did some in college, but that was 30-odd years ago. Hopefully the coloring will help with the anxiety. I know knitting helps with mine, and in some ways they’re similar activites: creative but repetitive, something that occupies both your hands and your mind and keeps the latter in the present moment.

    • @Angelized_1st

      Lark, thanks for your sympathy. It’s great to know you’ve been through this and have found a way to manage it. That gives me hope. It’s been weird being home dealing with this. The coloring is helping. The book I bought is complicated enough to keep my interest, and it’s fun choosing the colors. You’re right. Knitting is also a good activity. I need to return to it, because I have a few unfinished projects. Maybe that’ll be my next hobby.Have a great week!

      • Hang in there. It does get better, especially with some help. I was able to get some therapy (more “how to cope with anxiety” techniques than delving into the past) as well as medication for a while. Now I’m pretty stable, most of the time without medication.

        • @Angelized_1st

          Thanks for your support. I’m going to take a stress management class in a few weeks so I can learn some techniques. Work has gotten a bit better, and that’s helped a lot. Hope you’ve had a great Thanksgiving!

  4. “Dirty little secrets” was fun, enjoy reading it ! I’m dying to read some Joe Hill… I’d love to see Crimson Hill, one of my coworkers love it too ! I’m sorry you were so low you had to take a week off to be able to relax finally. So, take care and have a better week 🙂

    • @Angelized_1st

      NOS4A2 was pretty good. I want to read more of his books. Passenger was pretty interesting, too. Have a great week!

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