It was a good Halloween night.
The patio looked beautiful with pumpkins and paper globes glowing from the tealight within. I was pleased with the jack o’lanterns we’d carved: the mage in the upper right hand corner drawn by my son, the lover of fantasy…
the stars carved by my husband and the cat, copied from a book, which I carved Tueday night.
We had our fair share of Trick-or-Treaters, mostly little kids dressed up as fairies, or Pincesses, or Headless Horseman.
I had a trick instead of a treat when my son came in at 1:20 instead of the requested 12:00 a.m. For an hour and twenty minutes we had no idea where he was, and my anxiety escalated into a nearly full blown panic when we called his girlfriend who said she’d dropped him off at midnight. I still have no real idea where he was, but at least he’s home, now, sleeping.
Time for the last treat of Halloween: to whom will the Murakami diary be sent?
When asked to reveal their favorite work by Haruki Murakami, this is how readers responded:
and so the winner, drawn out of a pumpkin, of this lovely Murakami diary for 2009 is:
Finally, Carl’s RIP III Challenge also comes to an end. This is the second RIP Challenge I was able to participate in, not having found all you wonderful reader bloggers until late in 2006. At first I opted for Peril the First, being only required to read one spooky piece. Of course, that didn’t last long. I ended up reading the following books for this fabulous autumnal challenge:
1. The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman
2. Wait Til Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn
3. Notes From The Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
5. All She Was Worth by Miyuke Miyabe
6. The Haunting of Hillside School, a Cabin Creek mystery, read aloud to my class.
7, The Shadow Year by Jeffrey Ford
8. The Yellow House Mystery, a Boxcar Series mystery, also read aloud to my class.
Until next year then, I leave you with a quote from Hamlet:
“Be wary then; best safety lies in fear.” ~ Shakespeare