October Book Club Pick!

Since October is when you can really start to feel the crisp bite of fall, and because it’s Halloween, I wanted to choose a ~spookier~ read. Don’t worry – nothing too scary! But for this month I have chosen a classic from a titan of American literature: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. I really like Jackson’s work – you’re probably at least familiar with her short story The Lottery.”

Shirley Jackson’s beloved gothic tale of a peculiar girl named Merricat and her family’s dark secret

Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis,We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate.

There was also a movie put out recently, but I haven’t seen it! It might be fun to watch it with the book, though, right?

Keep an eye out for my review of September’s book soon! I’m trying to be really thorough and write up a really good review, so it has taken me longer than I expected.

October – Welcome to Blogtober!

I’m so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers.

-Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery

Hello, everyone, and happy October! It’s the first day of ~spooky~ season, and for the next 31 days I’m going to be posting one blog post everyday! I’ve seen this called “blogtober” before, and while I’m not participating in anything in any sort of formal way, I would like to try to build a habit of updating a little more often.

So What Can You Expect?

Well, I have a lot of great things planned here at Crafty Modern Momma (I always seem to have great things planned, with either no time or no motivation to execute them lol). You can expect a post on my favorite Newborn Essentials for baby, my October book club post (which is coming very soon! That will be the post tomorrow), Quick and Cheap Halloween Costumes, an autumn-themed playlist and more. If there’s anything you’d like to see let me know in a comment, and I’ll try to cover it!

Happy blogging, everyone!