By the Pricking of My Thumbs…

So you’ve watched every Halloween movie out there, have been playing “Thriller” on repeat since the end of September, already have every detail of your costume in place, but you’re still not in the Halloween spirit? Never fear, there is a forgotten art form that can help, my friends.


Yes, books. Those things with the pages and the covers and the words. They’re awesome. And I’ve got some suggested reading for all of you out there!

My Halloween Book Recs (and one that’s only on here because I’ll never heard the end of it if it’s not)

If you want something classic:Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe by Edgar Allen Poe (duh)

I don’t know if this is still as much a teenage goth stable book as it was when I was a teenage goth (yeah, yeah, it was a stage…) but this book has sex, violence, drugs, vampires and rock and roll. Be warned, there’s a lot of somewhat disturbing content in this book, but it paints a very different picture of modern vampires. And the story of the friendship between Steve and Ghost, the two members of the titular band, is more amazing than any blood drinking that goes on.

My personal pick:Something Wicked this Way Comesby Ray Bradbury

Your everyday story of normal-but-really-amazingly-special girl meets dickish-but-totally-hot guy who ends up being a vampire. Her tendency towards complete stupidity combined with him being the sort of guy who needs a good swift kick in the nuts somehow combines to tell a story of true love at the ripe age of 17. Can you tell I dislike this book to a high degree?

Think you can do better than any of these? Then I suggest you join me in my yearly torture of Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month). 30 days to write 50,000 of a novel. There’s no prize other than knowing you’ve finished. Come on, it can’t hurt anything. Other than your pride. And your brain. And possibly your wrists…that’s a lot of typing.