Friday, October 13, 2006

Everyday is Halloween

October is Halloween time. The holiday is my favorite celebration of the year, though this year I may skip wearing a costume to work. Last year I was the only one dressed in my holiday finest--a cowboy outfit- at the library.
Halloween is more than just costumes and candy! It is also about BOOKS. (well, okay it is a stretch, but there are many great books out there that are perfect Halloween reads)

Deadhouse: Life in a Coroner's Office
by John Temple

Don't read this book after lunch (or dinner or breakfast) like I did. A very gruesome account of working in the coroner's office. Learn why some bodies bloat after death and some shrivel.

Jack the Ripper
by Rosinsky

Follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper. A great unsolved mystery of some of the most vicious killings to hit London, England

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: The Book of Scary Urban Legends
by Jan Haroid Brunvand

Revisit these classic urban legends. Tell them to a friend or scare yourself late at night...just remember they are legends. Though I do know a guy who has a sister that was the girl that.....

When Plague Strikes: The Black Death, Smallpox, AIDS
by James Cross Giblin

Be Afraid: Tales of Horror
by Edo Van Belkom

A book of short stories that will make you look under the bed and in your closet before going to sleep at night. (and don't forget to peek behind the shower curtain, that is always a good place for someone to hide)

The Creek
by Jennifer Holm

by MT Anderson

by Scott Westerfeld

Read this book!

Have you read these books? post your comments. Have a favorite scary book? Post it!


pat delaney said...

As the slightly burnt out published of the first school library blog in the country, I offer congrats to SFPL on its blogging venture. I hope to be pointing some of our Galileo students your way soon, in this sort of way:

shanica D @ galileo academy said...

I read PEEPS. I thought this book was very good, it had alot of exciting action parts. Eventhough it had alot of action there was enough room to put a good love intrest. If you read PEEPS read UGLIES and PRETTIES also by SCOTT WESTERFELD very good books.