What I'm Reading: Special Halloween Edition

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, and it's the (second-most) wonderful time of the year-- autumn!  Sweater weather's poppin'; the pumpkin spice flows like water, and every damn weekend is a costume party.  I've got exciting things in the works with Bert+Lou, so stay tuned for some killer updates (and send me all your good vibes!).  In the meantime, I've rounded up a special Halloween Edition of What I'm Reading for ya'll.  There's a ton of festive links, a song I have on repeat, and no bangin' Halloween post is complete with some of my favorite old school Halloweenie GIFS mixed in (scroll through and you'll know what I'm talking about.  You're welcome Millennials!!).

I hope your weekend is spooktacular!  I, for one, will be trying not to eat all the candy I'm supposed to be saving for those darn trick-or-treaters!  Do you have anything fun planned?  I'd love to hear about it!  

(and of course any good Halloween Edition is incomplete without some good skeletal art!)

Some of the creepiest places in the world.  Are you in?

7 creepy podcasts for fans of true crime and scary stories. These are so up my alley!

Awesome Halloween nail art ideas.  I'm dying for the astrological moon phases!!

This girl tinder messaged guys in ONLY Hocus Pocus quotes, and the reactions she got are awesome.  I'm sitting here like "why didn't I think of that?". Genius.

Ahhh! Spookyyy!!! Behold the devil's fingers, the downright creepiest fungus around. 

I'm really vibing on this goth instagram lately.  

It ain't a holiday until someone whips up these caramel apple mimosas (make one for me while you're at it!). 

11 gates to hell.  Well, that's nice.

Sokushinbutsu: the freaky buddhist practice of self-mummification

Do any of you remember that time a monster cereal caused a nation-wide health panic....over technicolor pink poop?!

Here's what Halloween candy you are, according to your zodiac. I'm Reese's.  Too bad I don't like peanut butter!  :P

I just finished reading Ghostly by Audrey Niffenegger and quite enjoyed it. Now I'm on the hunt for more *gently* spooky books like Ghostly. What spooky book should you read next? Find out here.  They base their recommendations off your favorite Halloween movie! Ahh so many quizzes!!!

Visit if you dare. These are America's most haunted places

A tasty-looking pumpkin hummus, but if you scroll down the page there are about a gazillion more pumpkin recipes! (I've got my eye on the Pumpkin Chai Scones with Black Tea Glaze).