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2012 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot has arrived!

Horror Writers' Association released the 2012 Bram Stoker Awards final ballot on February 23, 2013. The titles and authors are up for Superior Works for the year 2012. I cannot wait to get started on reading through the nominees! For my fellow horror lovers, here are some of the titles we've got in our collection along with the categories they are nominated for.

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Dead Inside, Do Not Enter: Notes from the Zombie Apocalypse

"(Dead Inside, Do Not Enter) is part of an ongoing, collaborative, experimental storytelling project called Lost Zombies. Our goal is to create a fictional world where zombies exist and document that world in a range of media, including print and film. Portions of the contents of this book were created by people from around the globe."

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Ten by Gretchen McNeil

With the holidays upon us, it's been quite a challenge to get my reading in. Luckily, I've had a couple great reads to help me escape the stress that comes with the holidays.

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Bram Stoker Award Winners

Every year, the Horror Writer's Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards. The criteria is based on superior works rather than the most popular titles. The 2011 Bram Stoker Award winners were announced in March of this year and we are now starting to get titles in our catalog. The 2011 Novel winner, Flesh Eaters by Joe McKinney, I'm particularly looking forward to reading as it's based in our very own Houston, Texas.

Listed below are some of the 2011 Bram Stoker Award winners I plan on checking out and hopefully you will too!

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Breed by Chase Novak

Breed by Chase Novak is a twisted tale about a couple willing to do whatever it takes to conceive. Alex and Leslie Twisden have everything; money, great jobs, expensive house, perfect marriage, and love. The one thing missing in their fairytale life is children. They've tried just about everything and still cannot conceive. After a meeting with an infertility therapy group, Alex and Leslie get a tip from a fellow couple who've just conceived. They are told to visit a doctor in Slovenia and they will conceive, guaranteed. Alex and Leslie travel to Slovenia and meet with Dr. Kis....

Halloween Tips for Tricks & Treats!

Halloween is right around the corner and if you are anything like me, you're probably already started decorating the house. I've found some great books to help create and celebrate Halloween for all horror lovers. With budgets as tight as they are, I am able to go all out for my favorite holiday without breaking the bank.

Take a peek at all the titles listed below. They are guaranteed to give you lots of great ideas for haunting your home and entertaining guests. Halloween is a great time to channel your inner child and I encourage you all to do so. I know I will!

These are great for creating a frightening atmosphere in and around your home:

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Join us for Halloween Storytimes!

Hey parents and kids! Please join us for our Halloween storytimes. We will be telling stories, singing songs and might even have a parade! Please come dressed up in your favorite costume (parents included) and enjoy our fun Halloween storytimes!

Our Halloween storytimes are listed below:

Toddler times

Oct 25th @ 11 a.m.
Oct 31st @ 10 a.m.

Preschool Storytimes

Oct 29th @ 7 p.m.
Oct 30th @ 11 a.m.

See you there! Happy Halloween!

 

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Undead by Kirsty McKay

It's October and Halloween is only 22 days away! I've already started decorating my house and putting finishing touches on my costumes. Ever since I started watching The Walking Dead, I've gotten into a zombie kick and wanted to share my recent horror read with you.

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Hilarious Horrors!

Lately, I can't seem to get interested in my usual horror and I've been on the search for a book that can hold my attention for longer than two pages....

We Have a Winner at the Barbara Bush Library!

Lynn Jones, shown here with her daughter Zoe, is the winner of a $30 Amazon gift card as a prize drawing from those who completed the Adult Summer Reading Program. Her name was drawn at random from among all participants at Barbara Bush Library who read at least 5 books or 600 minutes during the summer. When Lynn was told she won, she was surprised yet extremely excited. Lynn is an avid reader and has passed on her love of books to her kids. The summer  reading program gives her a chance to share her likes with others as well as see what others are reading....

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