Sunday Musings #19: One About Illusions And Horror Movies

Oct 7, 201849 comments

Hello new week!

Last week turned out super fun. My cousin had to my city on official grounds and we got to hang out a bit in the evenings and on Friday (being a weekly holiday).

On Friday, we went to the Museum of Illusions. It had lots of puzzles to be solved and its main attraction was the optical illusion tricks. We ended up clicking many pictures. 


She is cooking my head!
No clue what we are doing!
And we are upside down. 

On the other news, I finally got back to running, thanks to the pleasant climates that gets me going. But I am not going to talk more about it, lest I will jinx myself. Right?

What I read this week:

I didn’t read at all this week. I am surprised, shocked and guilty about it. Until now I hadn’t even realized that I hadn’t picked up a book. 

Sigh.

I will rectify the situation this week.

What I watched this week: 

In the spirit of Halloween, I watched (or re-watched) three horror movies and ended up freaking myself. 

  • Annabelle Creation
  • Annabelle and
  • Lights out

              

Out of the three I think Annabelle Creations has lots of jump scares and they definitely spooked me out. 
What are your favorite horror movies?

On the blog

I didn’t do bad this week, though I wrote only three posts instead of the target four. But I am cutting myself some slack.

Related:  Sunday Musings #33: One About Life Without TV And Netflix

Around the blogosphere

While I have not caught up with everyone’s blog, I promise I will definitely do that soon. Here are my picks from the bookish world.

I will be linking today’s post with Caffeinated reviewer’s Sunday post Meme.

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Let us chat

How was your week? What are your Halloween nights like? Horror movies – yours picks? Let us chat.

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49 Comments

  1. Luca Esteves

    That museum is awsome… Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    No reading weeks happen occasionally but they usually mean lots of other stuff has been done so don’t feel bad. πŸ˜‰
    The Museum of Illusions looks to be so much fun!

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    • Gayathri

      I hate when it happens though. Sigh.

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  3. Katiria Rodriguez

    Great post that museum looks like a really fun place to visit I haven’t pick up a book this week either because of my health issues but I am so going to try to read today. I watch horror movies every year on the AMC channel they always give Fear Fest showing different horror movies from the 14th to 31st of October every year in the month of October and I can’t wait to start watching Fear Feast this Sunday. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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    • Gayathri

      Wow that sounds like fun. You should share your recommendation soon.

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  4. Jordanne

    That museum looks so cool, and I need to check out some of those posts right now!

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    • Gayathri

      I am sure you would like those posts as well.

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  5. Heidi

    That museum looks so cool!

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    • Gayathri

      Yes it was so fun!

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  6. Vidya Tiru

    One more Sunday post from you and I am still working on joining in πŸ™‚
    love those pics. And scary movies – I have watched Lights Out but not the Annabelle ones πŸ™‚ my brother got the kids hooked on to scary movies and they want to watch some of them (but they need me with them:))

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    • Gayathri

      I definitely need company to watch any horror movie as well. And am definitely not a kid anymore.

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  7. Daniela Ark

    the Museum of Illusions looks so much fun!

    I loved all the Annabelle movies! Horror movies are the best! I think the last one I remember loving was Mamma by Guillermo del Toro. I love pretty much all his movies!

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    • Gayathri

      Wow, that is a new one for me. I will check it out. Did you watch the Nun?

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  8. Robin Taylor

    The museum sounds too cool! I bought a copy of And Then There Were None a few days ago for a re-read.

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    • Gayathri

      I am super jealous. I have just an e-copy. But let me know if you like the book all the same.

      Reply
  9. Veronica @The Burgeoning Bookshelf

    The museum looks like so much fun. I can’t watch any scary movies if i want to sleep at all. The whole Halloween thing freaks me out.

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    • Gayathri

      Oh I stay up all night as well after watching them. But I still do, Sigh.

      Reply
  10. Amanda McGill

    Omg Annabelle seems terrifying! I could never watch it!

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    • Gayathri

      Oh it is scary. I loved it and I have watched it thrice now.

      Reply
  11. DJ Sakata

    Those Annabelle books look terrifying

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    • Gayathri

      The movies were scary for sure.

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  12. Angela S

    Wow, The Museum of Illusions looks fantastic! Love it!

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    • Gayathri

      It was definitely a worthy trip.

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  13. Tasha

    It looks like you had great fun at the museum. I don’t watch many horror movies. Does Final Destination count. (I liked the first two of those) and I have watched a few seasons of American Horror Story but this is not my go to genre.

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    • Gayathri

      Yes Final destination definitely counts and I promised myself I wouldn’t watch any of them again. Too scary and gory for my taste.

      Reply
  14. Christina Loeffler

    I’m not big on horror movies but the Museum of Illusions looks amazing! Great post πŸ™‚

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    • Gayathri

      The museum was definitely something and I think it had to do something that it was not a regular museum. πŸ˜›

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    • Gayathri

      I loved it.

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  15. Jo Linsdell

    The Museum of Illusions looks like loads of fun. I want to go!

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    • Gayathri

      It was a fun filled trip!

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  16. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    Ok that museum of illusions looks like so much fun! I’ve always loved stuff like that, haha. Love the photos!

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    • Gayathri

      It was such a fun place to visit, for sure.

      Reply
  17. ERK πŸ‘‘

    Those photos are evidence that you had a great time! 😊 don’t worry about the reading tho, you will be back at it in no time!

    Have a lovely week ❀️

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    • Gayathri

      Yes indeed, I had a great time.

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  18. Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

    HOLD UP. You have a Museum of Illusions?!?!?! This will be on my bucket list of things to explore and see one day in my lifetime. Also that picture of you being cooked is hilarious and I hope you don’t actually get cooked.

    I hope you get the chance to pick up a book this week and get out of your reading slump – they’re no fun to get into (and easy as well), but VERY hard to get out of.

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    • Gayathri

      Yes, the whole place is filled with optical illusions and puzzles. If you were come down to Dubai, you should visit it.

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  19. Sim @ Flipping Through the Pages

    This museum looks like so much fun πŸ˜€ It is always great to hang out with friends and cousins. Though anon-reading week, I am glad that you were able to enjoy some movies.
    I have only watched the first Annabelle. I would try to watch the second part as well.
    One of my favourite horror movies is Drag Me too Hell. I remember enjoying it so much.

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    • Gayathri

      Oh I will add that to my movies to watch list for sure.

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  20. Jenn @ Bound to Writing

    The museum looks awesome! Looks like you had a lot of fun! I’ve been sick this past week and my awesome motivation is running low. But I’m pushing through. Hopefully this week will be better. Have a lovely week! πŸ™‚

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    • Gayathri

      Hope you have a better week. And the museum trip was fun.

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  21. Kaleena

    Oh wow that museum looks super cool, looks like you had a great time!
    Don’t worry too much, I am with you on the no-reading train. Womp womp.

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    • Gayathri

      Yes the Museum trip was great. And I hope rectify the non reading situation this next week, before it turns into slump.

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  22. Rachel

    Glad you had a great weekend! That museum sounds like a lot of fun. Hope you have another good week.

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    • Gayathri

      Yes, I loved it and I hope so too!

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  23. Greg

    Glad you had a good week! I think that Museum of Illusions would make my head hurt lol.

    Have a great new week!

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    • Gayathri

      Yes it did. Or as one of my friends said ‘It was trippy’.

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  24. Norrie

    Those illusions are super cool!
    I’ve been searching for some horror movies to watch. Almost watched the Annabelle one, but i don’t actually like outright scary ones that make me fall out of my chair. Prefer some more subtle creepiness πŸ˜€

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    • Gayathri

      You should try out Hush. It is on Netflix I think.

      Reply

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