Weekly Roundup, October 16-20, 2017

Welcome to the weekend! I hope that you’ve all had an excellent week and have some delightful plans lined up for today and tomorrow. Halloween is approaching, so our contributors have worked hard to bring you some deliciously spooky treats over the past week. While you’re recovering from whatever festivities that you’ve gotten yourself into, why not check out some of these great pieces (if you haven’t already)?



Monday brought us our weekly feature, My Favorite Things. This week Barbara A. Barnett shared the things that bring her joy. And what are those things? To quote the post: “humorous science fiction, fantastic soundtracks, unusual zombie stories, and the future of a certain time-traveling science fiction show. Curious? Read on for more!


Tuesday morning saw Merrin discussing what she thinks are the five creepiest episodes of The X-Files. Do you agree with her choices? Disagree, and feel like there’s a scarier episode? Check it out!

On Tuesday afternoon we featured Kendra Merritt review of The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch. Here’s the book’s premise:

For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county, ridding the local villages of evil. Now his time is coming to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried — some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive.

Only Thomas Ward is left. He’s the last hope, the last apprentice.

Does this intrigue you? Kendra’s review is spoiler-free, so read on with no fear of ruining the fun!


Remember Christopher Pike? Erin Bales does, and she wants you to do the same. In an enlightening discussion of Pike’s work, Erin has made me want to go back and find these gems of YA horror and run through them again. Read her post and see if you’re bitten by the bug as well.

Our second post on Wednesday was Nicole Taft‘s review of season one of Stranger Things. She binged the entire season in just a few days. What did she think? Is she on board for season two? Find out!


Barbara returned on Thursday with a great post on that happy subgenre of horror comedy. Like your scary with a dash of funny? Vice versa? This is a great post on the topic, and I hope you enjoy it.


Yesterday, our resident Life Coach Sherry Peters wrote an excellent piece on the Satisfaction Equation. Honestly, all of Sherry’s posts are great, but this one stood out to me; I’m a terrible procrastinator myself, and I needed to read this. If you’re a creative type, or know someone who is, pass this on to them so that they can soak in the information for themselves. A quote:

Since my dissatisfaction, vision, and feasibility are greater than my fears I can push past them. I am ready to set my fears aside and write.

Find out more by reading the post here.

October Selection

Book Club

Reminder! We are reading Jac Jemc’s The Grip of It for October. You still have time to zip through this spooky little book in time for our discussion on October 27th. We would love to have you join us.

If you’ve already finished The Grip of It, why not get a jump on November’s pick, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus?

You can also vote for our December selection at the bottom of the November selection announcement above. What are your choices? Click on over and find out for yourself! Weigh in! If there’s a book that looks particularly enticing, cast your vote. Have friends who might like to join us? Bring them in and let them vote, too! Gang up on all of us and subject us to your whims and desires, dear readers!

And that’s it for the week! We welcome discussion and comments, so please speak up! We hope that you have enjoyed last week’s content, and that you will join us for our last full week of Halloween/spooktacular goodness next week. We’ll be back on Monday, so please tune in.

Otherwise, Mulder and Scully might be disappointed in you, and you wouldn’t want that…would you?

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