Links: Just Spooky Stuff

October 30, 2019

Workspace with computer, journal, books, coffee, and glasses.Today is October 30th and the closet we can get to Halloween without Links actually being on Halloween. I have a shift at the bookstore today and tomorrow and we have Halloween events for both.

If you’re curious about my costumes, today is a Hargas cult/commune member from the movie Midsommar (highly recommend!) and tomorrow is a Crystal Lake camp counselor. I’m still waiting on my flower crown to arrive for the former, but I have a backup Velma from Scooby Doo outfit from a couple years ago.

Authors are listing their favorite Halloween candies and favorite supernatural beings over at Frolic! What are yours? I think Reese’s and the fae might be my choices.

One of my favorite things about the spooky season is Jezebel‘s scary story contest. Seriously, I’ve read some truly frightening things from this feature.

Kate Racculia (who writes some great, fun mysteries including the latest Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, which has some major Clue and The Westing Game vibes!) has a lovely tribute to the rage and power of teen witches in media. Man, those characters were so formative for me as a young Amanda.

Sarah: I’ve been mentioning in links posts my attempts to purchase sustainable or washable clothing as much as possible (and also, as an aside, items that won’t make me itchy). So many of you responded that you’re focusing in similar directions that I wanted to share a $10 off link for ThredUp. NB: I will also get a $10 credit if you place an order through that link.

ThredUp is a secondhand clothing marketplace that also accepts submissions from your closet on consignment. You send them a bag or box, and they photograph, list, and sell them for store credit. They’re very picky, too.

I’ve purchased a pair of $120+ jeans for $25, and I am so flipping happy with them. It helps to know the brands and sizes that fit me, but the quality of the items I’ve purchased so far has been great, and all of it has been secondhand. So if you’d like to try ThredUp, your first purchase made through that link will yield $10 off.

Plan to take advantage of discount Halloween candy sales? Or maybe you want to swipe some candy from your kids’ trick or treat buckets? Well Boston Magazine went to one of my favorite local restaurants to discuss which wines pair well with specific Halloween candy.

Caitlin Doughty is my favorite mortician and I so enjoyed her brief talk at XOXO Fest:

Don’t forget to share what super cool things you’ve seen, read, or listened to this week! And if you have anything you think we’d like to post on a future Wednesday Links, send it my way!

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