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Some DIY Halloween Decorations from Pinterest

Halloween at Books, Biscuits, and Tea

Hello everyone, I hope you had a great weekend! My Halloween feature continues with a list of DIY ideas I found on Pinterest in the past few weeks. All of them have some sort of a tutorial which I’ll always indicate below the images. I hope you find some new ideas here and do let me know if you decide to give any of them a try or if you have any other ideas for Halloween decorations. :)

 

Crow Door Decor
Spook up your door this Halloween with easy crow cut outs!

DIY Crow Door Decor

This one reminded me of Hitchcock’s The Birds, which is actually one of my favourite films of all time. It’s terribly simple and easy to do but it still looks awesome and quite creepy. All you have to do basically is find some silhouettes of crows on Google and print them out in different sizes, then cut them out. For the full tutorial click here.

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Halloween-Themed Nail Art Ideas

Halloween at Books, Biscuits, and Tea

Those of you who follow me on Twitter might know that I’ve a bit of an obsession with nail varnishes. I’ve been… well, let’s just say collecting them for quite a long time and I’m constantly on the lookout for funny, cute and creative nail art designs. Since Halloween is only a week away, I decided to share a few Halloween themed designs with you, just in case you’d like to make this year’s celebrations a little bit special.

Originally, I wanted to come up with my own designs but my week has been super crazy and I wouldn’t have had time to experiment and do some tutorials as well. So what I’m going to do instead is post some design ideas I’ve seen on the Internet in the past few days – designs that I found interesting and ones that I will try myself. To see the tutorials just click on the images and you’ll be redirected to the designers’ blogs.

Spider and bat nails by Polished Love Affair

This one looks really cute and I love white-based nail designs. Although I’m pretty sure it’s not as easy to do as it looks. I’ll definitely give this one a try, though.

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Top 5 Creepy Book Covers

Halloween at Books, Biscuits, and Tea

Hello and welcome back! After Tuesday’s post about my top 5 Halloween reads, today I’m back with another top 5 list for you guys. This time I’ll show you those five book covers that for some reason completely freak me out. Normally these books wouldn’t be my cup of tea but I found their covers so creepy/appalling that I decided they deserve a place on my blog.

So, here goes. My top five list of the creepiest book covers in no particular order:

Top 5 Creepy Book Covers

  1. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
    This is actually my favourite one – and even though the cover looks quite scary, I love the overall effect. I love the bleak setting and the mysterious clouds in the background – it’s creepy but in a good sense. If I was in a bookshop and saw this book for the very first time, I’d no doubt stop and pick it up to read the back cover.
  2. Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
    There’s something about those eyes, the guy’s pale skin and the redness around his eyes that makes this quite simple image pretty disturbing. Even though I don’t think I’d read the book itself, it still looks great. Also, Dust & Decay and Patient Zero (the author’s two other books) look similarly disturbing – but again, in a good way.
  3. They Thirst by Robert R. McCammon
    The eyes. And the mouth. That’s all.
  4. The Howling by Gary Brandner
    I love retro covers like this! I love those scratches on the wall and the fact that you can’t see the woman herself (apart from the fact that she’s screaming).
  5. The Vivisector by Patrick White
    Okay. Now this one is terrifying in a totally bad way. You won’t be able to see the details in the photo above but take a look at the original picture here. It’s just….. disgusting. It’s definitely enough to give me nightmares! Ugh. UGH! *shudders*

What do you think are the creepiest book covers of all time?

Top 5 Books for Halloween

Halloween at Books, Biscuits, and Tea

Hey guys! We’re halfway through October which means that Halloween is just a fortnight away. While we don’t celebrate Halloween here in Hungary (at least not officially and not like anyone in the US or UK), I’m always on the lookout for Halloween reads. There’s something thrilling about lighting a few candles and curling up in bed with a spooky thriller at this time of year, isn’t there? So today I thought I’d share with you a list of thrillers and mysteries which I think would either be perfect for this season or books which have actually made it to my Halloween wishlist.

Regular readers know that I don’t normally read paranormal and/or vampire/ werewolf/ zombie related books so my top five consist of crime fiction mainly – but I hope you’ll find my list helpful all the same. :)

Cover of Dark Room by Steve MosbyWhen a woman is found bludgeoned to death, DI Andrew Hicks focuses on her possessive ex-husband. Then a second body is found which forces Hicks to reconsider: this is a homeless man with no links to the other woman. As more murders take place, Hicks realises he is dealing with a killer who fits nowhere within his logic. He must search for patterns where none appear to exist. Then the letters begin to arrive…
Length: 304 pages
Format: Paperback
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Cover of Eye Contact by Fergus McNeillIf you look him in the eye, you’re dead. From the outside, Robert Naysmith is a successful businessman, handsome and charming. But for years he’s been playing a deadly game. He doesn’t choose his victims. Each is selected at random – the first person to make eye contact after he begins ‘the game’ will not have long to live. Their fate is sealed. When the body of a young woman is found on Severn Beach, Detective Inspector Harland is assigned the case. It’s only when he links it to an unsolved murder in Oxford that the police begin to guess at the awful scale of the crimes. But how do you find a killer who strikes without motive?
Length: 352 pages
Format: Hardback
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