It’s blogtober time!

It’s that time of year again and as I seem to have gotten into the habit of alternating between blogtober and blogmas every year, this year it’s blogtober’s time to shine. Thought I’d do a little intro post as it gets another day used up which is always handy and I can forewarn you as to what’s likely to end up on here over the next few weeks.

As you may have noticed about the past weekend, I’m planning to post spooky/horror film reviews every Saturday and Sunday. I’m a self-confessed wuss but I do like pushing myself out of my comfort zone a bit with this. I mean, last blogtober I watched some great films like 30 Days of Night and Practical Magic for the first time. I’ve gone through my watchlists of the various streaming platforms I have and have put together a potential watchlist. I think there’s a nice mix of different kinds of horror films, and some are more family-focussed if I do get scared! I will say while I’ve included them, I doubt I’ll watch the Fear Street films as slasher-horror films are probably the kind of horror films I can deal with the least. Creature-horror films like zombies, vampires and werewolves are much easier for me to handle.

London Film Festival is this month and I’m going to spend one day in London to see Call Jane and Till on the big screen and I’m planning on taking full advantage of the films available online on the BFI Player so there may be some reviews for some of those films this month. Also, this month is Cambridge Film Festival which seemed to come out of nowhere – I feel like it’s usually in November? So, to have it this month was a surprise but one I’m going to try and take advantage of as it takes place around the corner from my work so it’d be silly not to. After rereading The Hunger Games trilogy, I rewatched the films so there’s going to be reviews for each of them every Friday this month.

I haven’t really been doing my usual Monday film reviews recently but I’m going to try and get back into that habit and on Thursdays there should still be book reviews even though I’ve now finished my Read the World Project. It’s fun but almost daunting to be able to pick up any book I have on my shelves, it almost feels like too much choice right now. Things like Top Ten Tuesday, Book Blogger Hop, and tags may also help me fill in the gaps.

So yeah, will be a lot busier on this blog this month. As I’m writing and scheduling this post at the end of September, I have 14 posts scheduled (including the two from this past weekend) which I think is pretty good going – especially as I got COVID at the end of September though thankfully I didn’t have it bad at all, was more like a bad cold for three days, and I’m now testing negative.

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