Starts tomorrow! I would love to stay up to start writing for Nanowrimo at midnight but 1) I’m not sure I’ll be able to do anything apart from sleep on my keyboard if I do and 2) a lot of people who take part in Nanowrimo are in the Americas so their midnight would be a lot later than mine and would take half the fun out of starting at midnight. Getting up early and doing some writing straight away would probably be more my thing.

I have mostly everything ready and I’ve got a lovely comfy writing space, though I’ll probably move around the house. I’ll be doing at least a weekly post about how I’m doing at Nanowrimo and I’ll post any more links or resources I find over the month.

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Boo!Maldon Williams was nine years old when he saw a clown murder his parents. The clown used a kitchen knife to cut their throats from ear to ear, and blood dripped down the walls in thick, oozing rivers.

Ben Night was once a successful author, whose career now seems washed up. But his horror novel ‘Clownz’ is about to become all too real. Real enough to break into his own home.

Jane Brady is the police detective investigating a string of monstrous killings, connected only by Night’s book. Has its villain, Sparkles The Clown, inspired these real-life atrocities?

From the pages of fiction, Sparkles walks the world, leaving behind only the flayed faces of his victims and a single word written in blood:

Goodreads, Amazon UK 

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Spookathon Wrap-Up

The Spookathon finished on Sunday 23rd October (my post here) and while I will be doing reviews for most of the books I read, some of them I didn’t have much to say. I am happy to say that I managed to read five books during the Spookathon, even if I neglected my packing to finish, and completed all the five challenges!

This Spookathon was a mixed bag, there was a huge variety of books and it varied how I felt about them. I’m really glad I did it, I wouldn’t have read these books at this time if it hadn’t been for this readathon and it pushed me to finish all of them by the end of the week because I can’t resist a challenge. This is my spoiler free wrap up of all five books.

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Darkest Fear

What is your birthright?

Since she discovered the truth when she turned 13, Vivi Neves has rejected everything her parents hold dear – their heritage, culture, traditions, and especially their dark family secret. They are haguari – cat people, shapeshifters who turn into jaguars, as their ancestors have done for thousands of years.

Then, tragically, her parents are killed. Vivi can cling to her own beliefs and live her life the way she wants – or she can embrace her heritage and avenge her parents’ deaths.

With danger closing in on her, her decision is forced… and she’s pulled deeper into a mystery that gets darker and more dangerous. Finally, she must face her heritage… or die.

Goodreads, Amazon UK

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Autumn Books!

I got this idea from Kalyn Nicholson’s own video (I adore her channel, the videos are really well made and she has a good variety) and then the many other videos on Youtube with the same idea. I have done four books I’ve read since the start of autumn (1st September) and one book I am planning to read before the end of October. There isn’t a theme, it’s just the books I have read so far since the beginning of September. So five books to read this autumn (or fall if you’re American) this way…

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I saw this post on comfyreading’s blog (here) and thought that I obviously did not have enough to do with finishing a novel, packing to move and actually working in between, so I’ll be doing Spookathon.

Video explanation here

Basically it’s a readathon for 17th-23rd October where you have to read lots of spooky stories. Thrillers seem to be mentioned a lot in the videos, but it’s pretty much anything spooky. There are also readathon challenges and while I may not be very good at them, I love reading challenges. I will also be experimenting with picture links in this post, so beware.

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