Through the Woods

I woke up this morning to a rather cold, rainy day, and my first thought was that it was a perfect day to focus on spooky reads. With that thought in mind, I decided to spend the morning re-reading Emily Carroll's Through the Woods. I actually mentioned this book in a recent post as a…

The Holmes-Dracula File

There's something very exciting about seeing an author tackle not just one, but two well-known intellectual properties...especially when the resulting novel is as fantastic as Fred Saberhagen's The Holmes-Dracula File. "It is with emotions doubly strange that I at last take up my pen to write the story involving the creature I have elsewhere referred…

City of Ghosts/Tunnel of Bones

Whether it's because of Halloween, or the somewhat gloomy aesthetic of early fall, the month of October is a perfect time for reading spooky books! So far this month, I've had the opportunity to enjoy two great spooky reads, City of Ghosts and Tunnel of Bones, by Victoria Schwab. "People think that ghosts only come…

Comic Book vs. Movie – Aliens vs. Predator

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I had a wonderful time participating in the Dewey's 24 Hour Reverse Readathon on August 7th and 8th. I had the opportunity to read a lot of great books, and I've enjoyed sharing them with you during the past couple of weeks. If you missed out on any of…

The Turn of the Key

What kinds of things scare you? During this time of year, our thoughts may turn to ghosts and zombies, killer clowns, or other murderous characters from horror movies...the "things that go bump in the night." A close friend once told me that she found psychological thrillers far more frightening than traditional horror movies, because they…

The Haunting of Hill House

There's something about the concept of the haunted house that has always been fascinating to me. I think some of my interest goes back to when I was a kid, watching Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! for the first time. It was one of my favorite shows when I was younger. As an adult, I'm still…