Halloween Howls

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I'm going to a Halloween party tonight. With the weather, I might just stay in and glance over some of my favorite Halloween stories.

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. I am Legend by Richard Matheson. The Haunting of the Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Something Wicked Comes This Way by Ray Bradbury. 

The Heart-Shaped Box, a contemporary thriller by Joe Hill has become one of my faves. An aging rock star with an collection of spooky and morbid objects buys a haunted suit online. Enough said! Hill takes you from horror to sublime, goulish to redemption in one book. Takes your breath away. And, lots of lively discussion points for reading group. 

Witchy You a Happy Halloween! 

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holiday books

Barbara - any ideas for the december meeting? Christmas/ holiday themes. One year we went to a play - the Christmas Carol. Last year we all brought in our favorite holiday book. Some adult some classic some children's. That was fun but what should we do this year? Bonnie

Halloween always makes me

Halloween always makes me think of Ray Bradbury. And vice versa!

Halloweenie!!!!!!!!!!

I love the Roald Dahl novel "The Witches!" Even though I read this in elementary school, it still gives me the willies!! Dahl is such a great writer! Thanks Barbara for reminding me of this book.