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Happy Halloween, everyone! Hopefully, trick-or-treating was a great success for you all. I know the kids managed to break records in the number of houses visited and the amount of candy obtained. The dogs even got in on the Halloween spirit and went around as Bumbledog and Hot Dog. I’ll try to post pictures later. Other than being rather chilly, and Holly fighting a cold, everyone had a blast.

This week on the blog was rather busy. Getting in the spirit of Halloween early, and ensuring I got in all my reviews for the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril challenge, I posted reviews for Heather Brewster’s Tenth Grade Bleeds as well as Eleventh Grade Burns. I gushed over Lisi Harrison’s Monster High and admitted my appreciation for the vampires of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Fall. Connor even got into the Halloween act by reviewing R. L. Stine’s The Haunted Mask on this week’s Connor’s Corner. I rounded out the week by revisiting a high school read, Black Boy by Richard Wright, and even found time to write a guest post at Devourer of Books about Richard Wright in honor of Chicago Author Month.

Monday has us attending the first band concert of the year. Hopefully, it won’t be as painful as it was last year. Gretchen turns seven this Monday, and Jim turns 36 on Friday. Soccer and cheerleading are winding down, thank goodness. We are down to one more practice each, two more soccer games and one more football game. We still have ballet and piano with which to keep us somewhat busy, but at least our evenings are going to be much calmer than they’ve been since August. It has been a fun fall but even the kids were getting exhausted; when they started anxiously awaiting our “free nights”, you know they are tired of all the running around! I think we will all enjoy the freedom starting next week!

Enjoy the rest of your evening! Have a great week and happy reading!

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