The Sunday Post: Trick-or-Treat, Mindfulness, and Positivity

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Last Week’s Posts

Monday: Georgian Romance Revolt by Lucinda Elliot
Tuesday: Excerpt+Giveaway: The Secrets of Gable House by Nancy Fraser
Wednesday: Mindfulness: Read it. Lern it. Live it.
Thursday: Excerpt+Giveaway:The Rose by P.D. Alleva
Friday: Audio Excerpt: Dark by Paul L. Arvidson

This Week’s Posts

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Monday: Guest Post+Giveaway: It Came From the Science Lab!!! by T. Melissa Madian
Monday: Excerpt+Giveaway: The Runaway Witch's Kiss by Tamela Miles
Wednesday: Excerpt+Giveaway: Sympathy for the Devil by Alex Stevens
Thursday: Review+Giveaway: She's the One Who Thinks Too Much by S.R. Cronin
Friday: Excerpt+Giveaway: Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Sumatran Rat by Joanna Campbell Slan

In Other News…

Wow, busy week. I’m again glad for this chance to put my thoughts down on “paper.” So, I know it’s at the top, but I’m so thankful for this meme.

In general life, work’s picking up again (freelance lifestyle happens). It’s nice to be busy. On the flip side, there are website things I want to do that may not get done until 2021. But that’s okay.

We saw a “safe trick or treating” sign at a house while we were out walking last week, and that got us thinking. The result is a 6-foot length of pipe with a container attached to one end that we can slide treats down and then drop them into the trick or treater’s sack. Pretty creative. Or it would be if we hadn’t seen the sign and then looked up how people were handling Halloween this year. We haven’t had a lot of kids since we moved here a few years ago, so I’m not sure what the pandemic will bring. But we’ll be armed with masks, treats, and Halloween music should anyone show up. I’m so impressed with how people have risen to the occasion with social distancing. I mean, there are people who haven’t and aren’t wearing masks, which isn’t cool at all. But I want to focus on the positives. Socially distanced trick or treating. How cool is that?

In books:

My book club pick for this month was The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. YA paranormal hasn’t been my thing in a long time, but I found myself enjoying this book and the rest of the trilogy, which prompted this blogpost about mindfulness and reading.

cover of The Cruel Prince cover of The Wicked King cover of The Queen of Nothing

For review, I read The Infamous Frankie Lorde: Stealing Greenwich, the first in a new middle-grade series. Review coming soon, but I loved the everything out of this book and had to mention it.

image of The Infamous Frankie Lorde: Stealing Greenwich

I’m in the middle of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia, which is good old-fashioned mythological fun.

cover of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

In movies, the Halloween season continues with Haunted Mansion and Monster House. I guess it’s a house theme. Haunted Mansion is one of my favorites, and this was my first viewing of Monster House. Hoping to get Scooby Doo in soon.

Well, that about does it. How’s life where you are? I did very well with commenting and answering replies this week, so help me out some more, guys. Tell me about books, movies, or just stuff.

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  1. What a clever idea for Trick & Treat. We don't celebrate it at all in SA, but still like the idea.

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier!

    Hope you will have a good week.

  2. Trick & treating is uncommon here so I’m not expecting any , but I love your idea about how to do it safely

    Wishing you a great reading week

    1. I'm hoping we get at least one kid so we can actually do it. The last two years were pretty light on trick-or-treaters.

      Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!


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