October 2019 Wrap-Up

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What I wanted to accomplish in October 2019:

(strikethrough means I completed the goal)


  • 8 tasks completed every day; 40 tasks completed each week;
  • Zero procrastination on “routine” tasks (I’ve learned where I procrastinate is generally tasks I’m least challenged by — I’m actively working to improve this habit);
  • Update my LinkedIn profile. (I didn’t get to this one. Moved to November.)


  • 30-day horror movie challengeWrite one post for each day’s challenge prompt;
  • Litsy: Screamathon photo challenge – One post for each day’s challenge prompt;
  • Spooky tales – Read more of my owned spooky books than library books;
  • Litsy: Read 2 more letters in the A to Z challenge.
image collage books read in october 2019

Total Read: 14 – 8 owned; 6 library

Movie of the Month: Prospect (2018)

I wasn’t expecting much, so maybe that’s why I was completely blown away by this indie gem. The story didn’t go the way I thought it would, and Cee is given such agency, not just for a science fiction film, but as a teenage girl in a SF film. Ezra’s arc also surprised me.

Synopsis: “A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They’ve secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon’s toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest’s other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father’s greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.” (source)

Check out PROSPECT on IMDb | Watch the trailer

Book of the Month: The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht

It takes a special kind of author to write monsters who repulse you yet you still root for. I predict this one will end up on my Top 5 Read in 2019 list. You should read this if you like: tragic romance; revenge on an epic scale; gothic undertones.

image book cover The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht

Synopsis: “Debut author Jennifer Giesbrecht paints a darkly compelling fantasy of revenge in The Monster of Elendhaven, a dark fantasy about murder, a monster, and the magician who loves both.”

Read About the Book | My Review

Song of the Month: Poppy – I Disagree

How I feel most days since November 2016…

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