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.
Today marks the 159th birthday of Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the popular character Sherlock Holmes. Doyle is well known for popularizing the detective fiction genre. So if you are new to Doyle’s writing style, here are some stories of his that are a great place for any reader to start with: Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Arthur Conan Doyle”
Fàilte! Or “Welcome” in Scottish Gaelic. It’s Tartan Day! Well actually it was yesterday but that doesn’t mean the celebrations have to end! Tartan Day, the celebration of Scottish heritage, is celebrated throughout Scottish communities. Continue reading “Tartan Day: Scottish Writers To Help Celebrate”
Round up the suspects and gather all the clues…it is time to celebrate Mystery & Thriller Week on Goodreads! Not only do I love watching mysteries, I love reading them. I always love the puzzles that authors lay out for me and I enjoy trying to figure it out for myself. It is such a fun brain teaser! So to join in this celebration, I am listing some of my favorite mystery novels. Dive into these heart-pounding and spine tingling stories and discover why it is most book lovers’ favorite genre: Continue reading “Celebrating Mystery & Thriller Week”
February may be considered as the most romantic month of the year. But people tend to fail to recognize the one love that tend to last longer than most romantic relationships: friendship.
Celebrating friendship may not line the pockets of many businesses and retailers, but it is a worthy relationship that should be celebrated. Having meaningful friendships is not only a joy, but a huge benefit to our health. After all, boyfriends and girlfriends come and go, but friends are for life. So since Valentine’s Day is so near, instead of focusing on the most romantic relationships, why not highlight the great friendships literature has given us? No need to be on the edge of your seat for these relationships. These always end with a happy ending: Continue reading “Platonic Love: Ten Friendships Best Display In Books”