Another Halloween has come and gone. It's kind of sad that I only have one child who's still into dressing up, going to parties, and trick-or-treating. I need to enjoy it while it lasts.
But seriously ... how cute is she?
I spent Halloween night catching up on work and eating my weight in chocolate. It's a sad -- and frightening -- state of affairs when PMS and Halloween land at the same time of the month. :-/
Some post-Halloween business. The awesome ladies at the Estella Society wrapped up the Dueling Monsters event. Stop by and check it out! Patrick Bateman kicked serious ass, and he should be coming up to accept his Ultimate Psycho Award as we speak. But he needs to make reservations at Dorsia, and then he has to return some videos.
Nick wrapped up his The Most F**ked Up Movies We've Ever Seen Blogathon. You know you don't want to miss tha!. Compared to other intrepid viewers, I am definitely a wimp. But I give myself credit for making it through the novel American Psycho. :-)
And I am belatedly announcing the winner of the drawing for a $15 gift card, which was part of the review of American Psycho I posted as part of Banned Books Week.
After considering all the technological tools available to me, I decided to go old-school and draw a name out of a hat. Literally.
And the winner is ... Amy! I am e-mailing you as we speak.
It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.
Kathleen Winter’s luminous debut novel is a deeply affecting portrait of life in an enchanting seaside town and the trials of growing up unique in a restrictive environment.Yes, I'm still reading this book -- I'm almost finished. It's a lovely novel with compelling characters and lyrical writing.
In 1968, into the devastating, spare atmosphere of the remote coastal town of Labrador, Canada, a child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor fully girl, but both at once. Only three people are privy to the secret: the baby’s parents, Jacinta and Treadway, and a trusted neighbor and midwife, Thomasina. Though Treadway makes the difficult decision to raise the child as a boy named Wayne, the women continue to quietly nurture the boy’s female side. And as Wayne grows into adulthood within the hyper-masculine hunting society of his father, his shadow-self, a girl he thinks of as "Annabel," is never entirely extinguished.
Movies Watched This Week:
The Cabin in the Woods -- I rewatched this the day before Halloween
My Penis & Everyone Else's -- An unusual and interesting documentary. According to the promo: "My Penis And Everyone Else’s challenges society’s stereotypes of masculinity as well as getting to the heart of why men are so fixated with their members. "I do think pornography and the way it seeped into culture has had some effect because it’s so saturated, it’s so become a norm that people are seeing sex and their bodies through a completely distorted lens.” - Rowan Peeling, Former Editor of the Erotic Review. " I received an apt and funny comment from a reader who thought porn shouldn't be blamed for these issues with self-image when it gets such a bad rap already. ;-)
Rosemary's Baby -- I saw this again, after many years, and found it benefited greatly from a second viewing.
Traffic -- I thoroughly enjoyed watching and reviewing this movie. It was right up my proverbial alley.
Tony (London Serial Killer) -- What was I doing watching another serial killer movie?
Brick -- High school film noir? Why not?
Our Halloween Cinematic Line-Up
The Most F**ked Up Movies We've Ever Seen
Have a great week of reading and movie viewing!