Friday, October 30, 2009

Top 5 Books for Halloween

Happy Halloween! Almost.....

We're having a prolonged Halloween this year, with our local township picking last night, 29th, as Trick Or Treat night for the neighborhood kids. Our schools having their Halloween parties today and of course, the kids will want to do something tomorrow night for a true Halloween.

I didn't really do Halloween as a kid. It's far more celebrated here in US than it was back home in England growing up. Sure, we carved pumpkins with triangle eyes & nose with a jagged mouth (or turnips, so we could carry them around) & we bobbed for apples with our hands behind our backs. But rarely would you see decorated homes, elaborate Jack O'Lanterns or dressed up adults sitting on their graveyard porches with smoking buckets of chocolate & sweeties!

So I kind of enjoy the novelty (bar being dragged round the streets in the cold by my 10 year old little Witch). We carve pumpkins, the kids dress up & we gorge on mini snickers bars and fruit rollups. This year we'll also be reading scary stories - my kids have inherited my love of horror! - and some Kindle buys will help with some last minute preparations!

All of the following are available in Kindle Edition or DTB

Extreme Halloween: The Ultimate Guide to Making Halloween Scary Again

All new diabolical ideas from the bestselling author of Extreme Pumpkins- the ultimate guide to reviving the grisly true spirit of Halloween.

From baking hemorrhaging desserts to burying family and friends alive, the outrageous projects in this guide will inspire readers to transform the house, the yard, the kids, and the wardrobe for the scariest Halloween ever. Some of the spooky ideas include:

• Alligator in the Leaf Pile
• Toilet Bowl of Candy
• Fog Your Yard
• Buried Alive
• Turning a Garage into a Haunted House
• A Cake that Bleeds
• Costumes to Disturb and Amuse

For any fan of Halloween, this extreme celebration will spook, inspire, and help freak out the neighbors.

How To Haunt Your House

If you are looking to raise the coffin lid a little higher this Halloween, try out some of these spooky projects and tips. From simple to advanced there is something here to make your next Halloween party or home haunt even spookier. Halloween is for grown-ups too-- the projects in this book are not intended for children, but for the creative, adults who want to handcraft their own Halloween home haunt and graveyard fun.

The Book of Hallowe'en
A Vintage medley of spooky fascination and fun for every grown-up who still thrills to the sight of carved pumpkins, straw witches and the eerie promise of a full, golden moon crowning a crisp October night!

In Ruth Edna Kelley's THE BOOK OF HALLOWE'EN, you'll discover the roots of our modern Halloween holiday in the religious and cultural traditions of the ancient Celts, Irish, Scots, Welsh, Britons, Germans and other Peoples of Old Europe, while also catching an enticing firsthand glimpse of how the holiday was enjoyed during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, in both Europe and America.

Filled with Halloween poems, games and tried and true ancient methods for divining the future (especially for discovering the identity of one's future spouse!), THE BOOK OF HALLOWE'EN opens a captivating window onto the past of one of today's most beloved holidays

Dracula by Bram Stoker.... the original & classic vampire story, suspense & horror.

A true masterwork of storytelling, Dracula has transcended generation, language, and culture to become one of the most popular novels ever written. It is a quintessential tale of suspense and horror, boasting one of the most terrifying characters ever born in literature: Count Dracula, a tragic, night-dwelling specter who feeds upon the blood of the living.

Night Shift by Stephen King

A superb collection of short stories, containing some of the creepiest I have ever read: Children of the Corn and Graveyard Shift are two that I wouldn't read in in the dark again!

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