Macabre Monday: FanTan Alley




Happy Monday Spooks, I am excited to turn away from the cinema this week and bring you into my city for this week’s Macabre Monday. I ran a poll over on my twitter account and you voted that you would like to hear about a spooky spot in my city. Well that did not make my decision any easier, as I live in one of the most haunted cities in Canada: Victoria, British Columbia. So I thought, and I wandered around to a few of my favorite spots and snapped some poorly taken iPhone shots. And I decided! I chose this spot for many reasons; it’s one of my favourite spots in the city, it’s full of some of the shops I frequent the most, and it comes with a colourful history and it’s very own ghost!

Macabre Mondays: Macabre (Movie 2009)



I have tried my hand at this blogging thing a couple of times in the last year. But I would just think of a name and randomly throw things up on WordPress and hope for the best. With DGCreative, I wanted to make something real, successful, and put the work into it. That doesn't mean that I didn't have some gems in my old blogs. One of the things I had started was a weekly horror movie review.  I even thought it would be fun to do a group movie night once a month on a site such as Rabb.it where we can all watch a movie in a chat room of sorts together. Please let me know in the comments below. But I digress, I've gone through and polished up these posts and look forward to writing more! Up first, Korean horror film Macabre.

#MakeMeRead 2017

So I've decided at the very last minute to join the #MakeMeRead Challenge hosted by Ely of Tea and Titles and Val of The Innocent Smiley. I scrolled past a bunch of polls on my twitter feed this morning and got curious as to what this #makemeread hashtag was about.

Make Me Read It Readathon
Image via The Innocent Smiley


DeadGirl Reads - July

DeadGirl Creative July Reads


I read a whopping 14 titles this month! Which felt great. Although I must admit with an almost three week break from blogging or anything else really, I definitely was losing myself in the fictional world instead of dealing with a few things head on. I wrote a little bit about my struggles over here if you wish to take a peak into my personal life. BUT ON TO THE BOOKS!

Instead of a huge long list that takes forever to read I've just listed all my books & their GoodReads links, and for a select few I've included short reviews.

Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo

This book has been on my TBR for a while now, however a twitter chat hosted by the lovely Brittany's Book Rambles (@bbookrambles & BookRambles.com) in which the author, Kerri Maniscalco (https://kerrimaniscalco.com/), participated to help promote her second book in the series (Hunting Prince Dracula), pushed this book to the top of my TBR.

Just because I studied cadavers didn't mean I couldn't appreciate beautiful garments.


Blogging with Anxiety; My Current Struggles

Okay, so this is about to get ramble-y. So grab a cup of tea or glass of wine, or whatever you like before you settle in. I wrote this early this morning - committed to getting some things out onto the screen finally. Now hours later I'm even struggling posting this. Will anyone like it? Is it too rambly? Do I even convey what I want? Instead of struggling with this I'm having a "Fuck It, Send" moment instead.







7 Tips for When you hit a Reading Slump

They're taunting me. Stacked 9 or 10 high on the swirly iron shelf in my living room. I spend most of my day trying to not look directly at them, because I know what they'll say to me. "Why aren't you reading me?" "Only five days left" "READ ME DON'T YOU LOVE ME". I suffer from reader's guilt. And this leads to reader's block. Different from the book hangover, reader's block is when there's too much to read and you just can't.


7 Tips for When You Hit a Reading Slump DeadGirl Creative