This New York Times article shared a list of the scariest novels set in every state. It was shared all over the internet because how cool is this list?! It also gave me so many creative reading ideas.
The Virginia recommendation?
Steve Rasnic Tem, “Blood Kin”
Snake handlers, iron cages, preachers who speak in tongues: What starts out as the bleak tale of a young man coming home to Appalachia to care for his elderly grandmother ends as a supernatural-lashed tale of horror.
How is it already time to start voting for the best books of 2020?
Opening Round Oct. 27 - Nov. 8
Semifinal Round Nov. 10 - 15
Final Round Nov. 17 - 30
Winners Announced Dec. 8
I'll probably do a more in-depth discussion about this at a later time, but in the meantime go vote!
The Queen's Gambit on Netflix
The Queen's Gambit is an American dramatic television miniseries based on Walter Tevis's 1983 novel of the same name. It was created by Scott Frank and Allan Scott and released on Netflix on October 23, 2020.
It's a fictional story that follows the life of an orphan chess prodigy named Beth Harmon from the age of eight to twenty-two during her quest to become the world's greatest chess player while struggling with emotional issues and with drug and alcohol dependency. The story begins in the mid-1950s and proceeds into the 1960s.
#Alive on Netflix
A zombie movie that's actually good?
#Alive is a 2020 South Korean zombie film directed by Cho Il-hyung. Starring Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-hye, it is based on the 2019 script Alone by Matt Naylor, who co-adapted his script with Cho.
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