13 Books to Read This Halloween

  1. The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders
  2. The Bell Witch by Brent Monahan
  3. The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
  4. Red Dragon or The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
  5. The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston
  6. From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
  7. The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
  8. The Shining or Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
  9. Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute by Jonathan L. Howard
  10. Blood and Other Cravings edited by Ellen Datlow
  11. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist; Translated by Ebba Segerberg
  12. Werewolves and Shapeshifters edited by John Skipp
  13. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

List courtesy of Buzzfeed.

H.P. Lovecraft & E.A. Poe- Free Online

One of my new co-workers suggested that I read H.P. Lovecraft. The reason I was given was that as someone who loves horror, I just might enjoy it. Fancy that just 24 hours after this conversation, I read this article with links to ebooks and PDF files that are downloadable to read the works of this master of the macabre!

Here’s the article I found:
http://www.openculture.com/2014/10/h-p-lovecrafts-classic-horror-stories-free-online.html

Also, one of my favorite masters of macabre literature is Edgar A. Poe. His writings are also available online for free. You can find them at this link as well:
http://www.openculture.com/2014/10/download-the-complete-works-of-edgar-allan-poe-macabre-stories-as-free-ebooks-audio-books.html

Enjoy!

Halloween Book List

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If you’re in an area of the country where a fire place is well used, beginning in October, and you love to read, then this list is for you. We’ve compiled a list of books that we think you might enjoy on those cold winter nights when mysterious scratching noises can be heard. Some are personal favourites and some are classics that are newly discovered.

  1. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens
  2. The Ghost That Haunted Itself by Jan Andrew Henderson
  3. The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  4. The Red Lamp by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  5. Footsteps in the Dark by Georgette Heyer
  6. anything by Edgar Allen Poe
  7. The Ghost that Screamed by Leslie Rule
  8. Coast to Coast Ghost by Leslie Rule
  9. anything by H.P. Lovecraft
  10. A Ghost a Day by Wood Maureen
  11. Phantom Army of the Civil War by Frank Spaeth
  12. all works of M. R. James
  13. all works of Stephen King
  14. The Banishing by Fiona Dodwell
  15. City of Masks by Daniel Hecht

Real Life Spooky Places to Visit

The following link takes us to such a great write up of real-life creepy places to pay a visit to during the Halloween season, I had to pass it along! I am taking the next excerpt straight from the Tripwolf blog’s e-mail notification itself, as an introduction to their post:

Like Halloween, but don’t like all this fake blood and guts stuff? Experience real ghost stories, stories so potent they were immortalized in popular literature. Discover the truth underlying the writings of Washington Irving, Arthur Miller and Edgar Allen Poe.

Plan a different sort of Halloween, one filled with real-life gruesome tales ~ Visit the grave of the headless horseman, or stand under the tree where 19 witches were sentenced to hang in Salem, Mass.

http://www.tripwolf.com/en/blog/2011/10/06/real-ghost-stories/