Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

Books that scared you? Me too!

Scary stories? ‘Tis the season, I suppose. I’m not a horror fan, and to be honest, if there’s a lot of blood and gore, it’s too scary for me. Not into ghosts or paranormal stories either. Still, there are books that left me with a kind of literary chill. Off the top of my head, here are a few that stand out for me.

1.Silence of the Lambs, the book scared me so badly I never summoned the courage to watch the movie. Words can be way scarier than pictures, don’t you think?

2. Murders at the Rue Morgue, Edgar Allen Poe? Yep. That’s scary!

3. Lord of the Flies, shipwrecked boys behaving badly and the disintegration of their civilized selves. What’s scarier than the brutality of human nature. Shivers!

So have you read any stories that scared you without gore or excessive violence?pumpkin

Quick candy poll….

Last chance to comment and enter this month’s drawing for a Starbuck’s card and signed book.


What’s your favorite Halloween candy? Mine is pictured here.

My Halloween persona

I have an uneasy relationship with Halloween. It’s not my fave holiday. That said, I’m an elementary school teacher so one must join the parade, so to speak. Last year I dressed as Raggedy Ann and was sightly disappointed that many of my students had never heard of the world’s most famous rag doll. Sigh. It might have been more relevant if I had dressed like an iPhone. Anyhoo, I though it would be fun to chat about costumes. What’s the best costume you’ve ever worn? Tell me about it and you’re entered to win the October drawing for a signed book and Starbuck’s gift card.