Blarghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Hello lovelies. I'm feeling super overwhelmed by life since I'm doing Camp Nanowrimo and trying to move and find a place to live 2600 miles away. So that's my excuse for missing last week. But now you get two weeks in a row. So this week's theme (hosted as always by The Broke and the Bookish) is...
Top Ten Favorite Movies
(And I picked Scary Movies)
I have a secret. Or I guess I had a secret. And that secret is that I love scary movies. Like anything that plays on gross special effects or melting walls or sudden appearances--I'm totally down for it. (This has only back fired on me once--when I had a panic attack watching Saw 2--I don't wanna talk about it...)
So in no particular order, movies that really impressed me with their scare factors:
1. Thir13een Ghosts -- there's this scene with a glass door that is ingrained in my brain.
2. Haunting in Conneticut -- aw man, this movie is sooo good. I actually got scared in my own basement after I saw this movie for the first time.
3.Saw -- This is just like a whole separate world for scary movies. And I loved it.
4. Cabin in the Woods -- I may or may not have written my Honors undergraduate thesis on Whedon, so is it any surprise that I loved this one?
5. Gremlins -- My friend and I argued about whether this was actually a scary movie, but it's like a horror-comedy.
6. Nightmare on Elm Street (the original!!) -- I've definitely had a Freddy Krueger nightmare before. Terrifying.
7. The Ruins -- I'm seriously scared of vines because of this stupid movie. I can no longer sit on my parents' porch.
8. Final Destination -- Oh man, I loved Devon Sawa when I was younger. And this movie was just so good.
9. The Frighteners -- Another horror/comedy. It's hilariously delightful.
10. Army of Darkness -- All I remembered of this movie for the longest time was that a guy had a chainsaw as an arm. And what's not to like about that?
And if you're curious here are my book blogging confessions from last week.
1. I work at a used/new bookstore so I'm particular about weird facets of book conditions: Absolutely no broken spines or water damage. But I'll occasionally dog ear pages if I don't have any paper scraps handy and I'll write/highlight in favorite books (or school books).
2. I'm trained as a teacher so whenever I'm reading a part of me is thinking would I use this in a classroom? How?
3. I have so many books which I bought at library sales when I was like a freshman in high school which I don't think I'll ever read. I'm finally culling them for my cross-country move.
4. But I keep buying new books, and I tell myself it's okay because I can use them for my classes.
5. I'm going back to school for Children's Literature and Library Science, and I'm so nervous. I worry about maintaining this blog alongside my homework.
6. I don't have any friends on Literally, but I try to keep it updated anyway (hint hint friend me!!).
7. The last two "contemporary adult" books I've read, I've hated. (P.S. I wrote this a week ago before I read Landline (yeah yeah I wrote this down last week and never posted it) which was amazing.).
8. I worry that by reading YA novels I'm stunting my growth or something. (Like how if you didn't eat the right foods or drank too much coffee as a kid.)
9. I'm going to have to ship my books to Boston and I'm worried about both the expense and the impact on my books.
10. I feel guilty when my reviews are super short.