Horror Stories to Read Online

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The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane (1858) by John Quidor

Besides the scary costumes and huge amounts of candy, Halloween is not complete without curling up and reading a spooky story. And you can’t go wrong with these selections, especially since they are free. Enjoy a good scare with these haunting classics:

 

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Rediscover (or discover for the first time) why this “legend” is such a popular favorite during Halloween time.

 

 

 

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Problems of an Overworked Librarian #115

Books Currently Checked Out on My Card…

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Quote of the Day – October 16, 2019

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“I am alone and miserable; man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you must create.”

-Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

Quote of the Day – October 15, 2019

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“Poor strangers, they have so much to be afraid of.”
Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Atwood and Evaristo Share 2019 Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo were both named as joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize this evening in London. Continue reading “Atwood and Evaristo Share 2019 Booker Prize”

Books for Indigenous People’s Day

Today is marked as Columbus Day, however, the legacy of Christopher Columbus has been in hot contention in recent years. There has been so much controversey that it has caused some US states to change the name of the federal holiday from “Columbus Day” to “Indigenous People’s Day”, finally giving recognition to the people who were the true founders of most lands of the world.

Most of us, including myself, have been remiss in our education of Indigenous People’s history. But now is our chance to learn about a past that was conveniently left out of our school textbooks. If you are interested to learn more about Indigenous People (and not just in the United States, but all across the world), here are some great book selections that will give you a great start:

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