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Halloween Library Haul


RabbitKM

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Hey everyone! It is officially almost Halloween, which is always a time of year that I love.  So to get me into the spirit, I made a trip down to the library to pick up a few "spooky" books! Here they are!

I got two comic books, one book of ghost stories, one audiobook, and one e-book.  

  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Vol 1) takes the story of Sabrina the teenage witch and sets it in the 60's in Massachusetts. The coven she's apart of is fairly evil, and this story is nothing like the Melissa Joan Hart Sabrina. I am almost done with it, and I really enjoyed this and would recommend it!
  • Next is Wytches Vol 1, which I haven't started yet and I actually don't really know the plot (lol sorry). 
  • Lastly is Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories. This is a collection of ghost stories that he put together. He also wrote the introduction.
  • Not pictured is the audiobook of The Witches by Roald Dahl, which I got through my library on Overdrive. This is a children's book about witches in England who desire to rid the Earth of all the smelly children. I used to LOVE Roald Dahl as a child, so since I was reading "spooky" books, I thought I'd give that a go. 
  • Also not pictured is Bird Box by Josh Malerman. I read this via e-book again through Overdrive.  This is an adult horror novel, heavy on the suspense.  The plot is somewhat post-apocalyptic, where the characters can't look outside or go outside with their eyes open, for fear of seeing this "thing" that makes people go crazy. The main character is trying to get to safety, which is obviously tricky, since she can't use her eyes. 

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  • If I get the e-book off Overdrive in time, I might be able to fit in We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, as well. 

Do you have any recommendations for "spooky" Halloween type books? I'd love to hear them! 

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LadyCrow1313

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Question to clarify: spooky types only, or would really creepy/horror (aka Stephen King) books be ok to yap about?

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RabbitKM

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9 minutes ago, LadyCrow1313 said:

Question to clarify: spooky types only, or would really creepy/horror (aka Stephen King) books be ok to yap about?

Feel free to yap about anything that broadly fits the creepy/horror/spooky category!  There are no limits :)

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LadyCrow1313

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Hooray!

Some (but not all, of course; he's a writing machine) Stephen King books that I've read & recommend: Carrie, Salem's Lot (this one scared the hell out of me & I refuse to see the movie), The Stand, The Shining (I recently read the sequel: Doctor Sleep; it wasn't bad), Cujo, Duma Key, Firestarter (it mentions a local town that I live near, & I always get a kick out that), It, Misery, The Talisman, Under The Dome. (He's one of my all-time favorite authors & I just love him.)

 

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RabbitKM

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32 minutes ago, LadyCrow1313 said:

Hooray!

Some (but not all, of course; he's a writing machine) Stephen King books that I've read & recommend: Carrie, Salem's Lot (this one scared the hell out of me & I refuse to see the movie), The Stand, The Shining (I recently read the sequel: Doctor Sleep; it wasn't bad), Cujo, Duma Key, Firestarter (it mentions a local town that I live near, & I always get a kick out that), It, Misery, The Talisman, Under The Dome. (He's one of my all-time favorite authors & I just love him.)

 

So many good recs! I actually have never read a Stephen King.  It might be the size, but they intimidate me! 

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LadyCrow1313

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There's another of his stories, "Eyes Of The Dragon", that (if memory serves) isn't overly large & is more fantasy. And the legend of this particular book (from what I've been told, anyways) is that he wrote it specifically for his daughter (who hadn't been excited about his usual genre of books when she was younger).

Haven't read that one in years, but I liked that a lot, too.

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RabbitKM

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On 10/21/2016 at 3:06 PM, LadyCrow1313 said:

There's another of his stories, "Eyes Of The Dragon", that (if memory serves) isn't overly large & is more fantasy. And the legend of this particular book (from what I've been told, anyways) is that he wrote it specifically for his daughter (who hadn't been excited about his usual genre of books when she was younger).

Haven't read that one in years, but I liked that a lot, too.

Cool! I really should check him out, especially during this time of year. I'll definitely let you know which one I dip into first!

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