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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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

Quote of the Day – October 4, 2019

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“I am like a small creature swallowed whole by a monster, she thought, and the monster feels my tiny little movements inside.”
Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House

Quote of the Day – October 2, 2019

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On the moon we wore feathers in our hair, and rubies on our hands. On the moon we had gold spoons.

-Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived In A Castle

A Year in Books: 2018

And another year of reading passes on by…

2018 turned out to be a great year for books. Not only did I manage to start a book club but I also managed to read books outside my comfort zone, which turned out to be not a bad experience.  Most of the books read this year took me on exciting new adventures while others left me at a dead-end. Unfortunately, I was unable to complete my own reading challenge but that didn’t stop me from not only reaching my reading goal of 70 books, but also reading a diverse collection of books. Overall, my books of 2018 encouraged me to read more and get excited for what my choices will be in 2019. Continue reading “A Year in Books: 2018”

Book Review: Abigale Hall by Lauren A. Forry

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 366 pages

Published: January 24, 2012

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

Genre: Fiction & Literature, Mystery & Thrillers, Horror  Continue reading “Book Review: Abigale Hall by Lauren A. Forry”

Book Review: We Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Format: Paperback

Pages: 158 pages

Published: 1962

Publisher: Penguin Books

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Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

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Format: Paperback

Pages: 182 pages

Published:  November 28th 2006 (first published 1959)

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

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Top Ten Tuesday: Read…If You Dare

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

 Halloween Freebie! (Happy Halloween! Let your creativity run wild with a themed post to celebrate!)

Scary movies may have always been a hit and miss with me but reading scary stories has always been a definite hit for me. I like reading a spooky ghost story, without having to see blood and guts splashed over a TV/Movie screen. And a ghost story, just like any book, can provide a powerful impact way better than any slasher flick. So if you are looking for something to scare you out of your wits this Halloween, why not try these books out: Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Read…If You Dare”