halloween

The Spooky Halloween Mega Post of Madness (and Laziness)

Hey, readers!

Sooo, it’s pretty much Halloween, and I was thinking that instead of doing my usual three posts/month reviews, I’d just make one mega-post this month with a large variety of books to discuss for your pleasure. But in, like, a more abridged than usual sort of way. Because this Insidious 3 movie ain’t gonna watch itself.

Book Hunters in Brief #46: Books for People Who Aren't Afraid of Being Scared

Nobody really knows why some of us get such pleasure from being scared out of wits, but writers like Stephen King, Octavia Butler, Clive Barker, and others have made comfortable livings making us uncomfortable. In honor of the holiday, HCPL's Book Hunters offer some ghoulishly good reads that are definitely not for the faint of heart.

The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue

Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Satisfying the Post-Halloween Sweet Tooth

Still have a sweet tooth from trick or treating last night? 

It doesn't matter if  you ate your entire stash last night or are trying to stay away from said stash - here are some super-sweet audios sure that much like candy, will have you utterly addicted! 

 

Spooky Listens for October

One of my favorite things about October is busting out just the right spooky audiobook to get me in the Halloween spirit. There’s just something about taking an already terrifying book, then adding the right narrator and sound effects to make it an even more hair-raising experience.


Be warned – the titles below are not for the faint heart so listen if you dare!

Spooky Halloween

jack o' lanternsIt’s the end of October. The time of year when, theoretically, we dust off our jackets, watch TV while curled under a blanket on the couch, eat soup every night, and plan the outdoor excursions we didn’t want to take at the height of summer. The end of October also brings with it the first of the fall holidays: Halloween. Although Halloween isn’t one of my favorite holidays, I do love certain aspects of it. Candy is highest on that list, but I also adore Halloween themed movies, particularly those appropriate for the whole family. This year alone, three new movies in the spirit of Halloween (Paranorman, Hotel Transylvania and Frankenweenie) were released in theaters, proving that the market for family friendly Halloween movies is growing.

If you’re in the mood for a family friendly Halloween movie this fall, browse the HCPL catalog and check out a DVD today!

Kimberly’s Halloween Movie Picks:

Scary Fun Stuff for Halloween at HCPL

Photo Credit: Jack o' Lantern by wwarby via flickr/creative commonsAh, Halloween! A time to gather with loved ones around a cozy fire…and scare them out of their wits! Harris County Public Library has books, music and videos to help you celebrate this spookiest of all seasons. Also, many HCPL branches will be presenting special Halloween programs--from crafts and costume contests to pumpkin-carving and blacklight karaoke.

Halloween Fun @ HCPL

Family Friendly Halloween

pumpkinsI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I adore fall. I love it not only because the leaves are changing and the temperatures are dropping, but because fall is packed with holidays. I confess that of all the fall holidays, Halloween is my least favorite, but it certainly has its advantages. Candy is, naturally, the best part of any Halloween celebration, but the movies are a close second. My personal favorite Halloween movies aren’t the gory ones or the scary ones. I love the classics and the cartoons – the ones that adults and kids can enjoy together.

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