I was thinking about Halloween, and how much fun it was to go trick or treating when I was a kid. Back then the neighbors handed out the big full-size candy bars (no such thing as mini bars when I was a kid). I think I always had a costume we put together ourselves (recalling hobo and witch as frequent choices). Back then, either our parents were naive or there wasn't as many crazy people around in the early 60's, as there are now because we went out by ourselves trick or treating, returning when our bags were full to our satisfaction. Even when my children were little, early and mid 80's, it seemed pretty safe where were lived. We did not worry too much, but also the school had started having a Halloween party which was fun for the kids. My two kids had a few homemade costumes, but they had plenty of the store bought plastic ones as well, since I wasn't too creative. How did my daughter become so talented? LOL
Last year we did not have ANY trick or treaters, but this year we bought a few bags of our favorite mini-bars just in case :) How about you? What is Halloween like where you live, do your kids still go trick or treating?
Bye Bye October!
How was your month for books. Mine was better than September, but only because, I squeezed in (7) childrens books, which I really enjoyed. I plan to read a few of these each month as I really liked doing so.
I was really happy with the quality of my reads this month. Here's the list:
- Interrupting Chicken; David Ezra Stein - 5/5
- House at Riverton; Kate Morton - 4/5
- The Healer; Carol Cassella - 4/5
- Santa Fe Edge; Stuart Woods - 2/5 (audio)
- Moonlight Mile; Dennis LeHane - 3.5/5
- Llama, Llama Misses Mama; Anna Dewdney - 5/5
- The Halloween Kid; Rhode Motijo - 3.5/5
- Comet's Nine Lives; Jan Brett - 5/5
- Blue Nude; Elizabeth Rosner - 5/5
- Molly's Pilgrim; Barbara Cohen - 5/5
- Zoo Story; Thomas French - 4 /5
- The Poisonwood Bible; Barbara Kingsolver - 4.5/5 (audio and print)
- Monsters Eat Whiny Children; Bruce Eric Kaplan
- Freedom; Jonathan Franzen - 4/5 (audio)
- Fancy Nancy: Halloween...or Bust; Jane O'Connor and Glasser - 4.5/5
My favorite adult level reads were: Blue Nude and The Poisonwood Bible, and Favorite childrens books were Llama, Llama Misses Mama, Interrupting Chicken and Molly's Pilgrim.
Reading Challenge Progress
How are you doing with the reading challenges you signed up for?
I completed the RIP V challenge that Carl hosted by reading (4) books, and with (2) months left in 2010, I've completed (9) challenges..(see my left side bar), and have (2) challenges left to complete. One is the Gothic Novel Challenge , and I only need to read (1) more for this one. However, I'm pretty sure I will fail miserably at my own challenge (covering face in embarrassment) ......Books To Read Before I Die. You see, I'm not ready to kick the bucket, so that's why I haven't worked very hard on this challenge :) I've read 8/20 and I'm working on #9 right now.
Wishing you a special day where ever you are.