21 10 / 2014

davenportlib:

The voting is over and the official 2014 Teens’ Top Ten have been announced!  Did your favorites make the cut?

20 10 / 2014

gobookyourself:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

For more creepy stories and creative storytelling…

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson for a perfectly formed and utterly chilling story of family secrets. 

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness for the story a boy who is visited by a monster every night told in words and haunting illustrations.

In the Shadow of the Blackbirds by Cat Winters for another book that uses unsettling photos to tell a historical ghost story. 

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly for a very dark fairy tale.

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Some great October reads!

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19 10 / 2014

18 10 / 2014

biblioboard:

mrcplteens:

tastefullyoffensive:

Watching a movie adaptation. [via]

…Accurate. Painfully, totally accurate.

Truuuue.

biblioboard:

mrcplteens:

tastefullyoffensive:

Watching a movie adaptation. [via]

…Accurate. Painfully, totally accurate.

Truuuue.

17 10 / 2014

slcolibrarians:

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scarlettsiren:

Victorian Ghost Photography

Do not talk to me about how serious and straight-laced the Victorians were

Getting in the mood for Halloween!

LadyArwen. Oh. My Word.

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16 10 / 2014

butyoudontlooklikealibrarian:

americanlibraryassoc:

Woooo! Halloween is upon us! :o

Here are some great lit-inspired Halloween costumes:

  1. The White Witch of Narnia
  2. The Rainbow Fish
  3. Miss Clavel & Madelines
  4. Sirius Black
  5. 50 Shades of Grey
  6. Daenerys
  7. The Grady Twins
  8. Calvin & Hobbes
  9. Dorothy
  10. Mrs. Frizzle

I didn’t get the 50 Shades of Gray costume until I read the list, but now that I do I am impressed. Well played.

15 10 / 2014

nprbooks:

You guys!  We are so VERY excited to be the ones to announce this year’s National Book Award finalists! Check out the full list here.

nprbooks:

You guys!  We are so VERY excited to be the ones to announce this year’s National Book Award finalists! Check out the full list here.

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15 10 / 2014

universitybookstore:

31 Days of Halloween

There is perhaps nothing more frightening nor more intriguing than a haunted house—the idea that there is a well-defined and confined space where ghosts may be met, horrors experienced, but if you find yourself gettting too scared then all you have to do is step outside (or close the book for a moment). Of course, for the characters in fiction and film who venture into such haunted places, escape is rarely so easy or simple. Here are a few literary real estate listings for readers that prove home is where the haunt is.

  • Shirley Jackson’s masterpiece The Haunting of Hill House is quite simply the great American horror novel and essential reading.
  • Hell House by Richard Matheson recounts an ill-conceived trip to Belasco House by two mediums and a physicist, who attempt to establish the facts of life after death.
  • Acclaimed author Lauren Oliver recently stopped by our store to sign copies of her new haunted house novel, Rooms.
  • Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Elizabeth Gaskell contribute stories to The Haunted House, in which a party of friends descends on a purportedly haunted country retreat, searching for evidence of the supernatural; they agree to sequester themselves in their rooms for the Christmas holiday and reconvene on Twelfth Night later to share their stories of spectral encounters.
  • The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson is a purportedly true story that has become one of America’s most famous haunting.
  • Mark Z. Danielewski’s postmodern marvel House of Leaves is an unforgettable read experience about a family who discover their new home is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.
  • Finally, for those who would like to seek out a paranormal experience of their own, there is Dennis William Hauck’s terrifying tour guide Haunted Places: A National Directory.

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14 10 / 2014

13 10 / 2014

friscolibrary:

Check out our YA Horror display in the Teen Room. These are a few of our favorite scary, creepy, eerie books.

Great list!