Thrills & Chills

Are you ready for Halloween? I am finishing up Thorn by Vena Cork which is a psychological thriller. It hasn’t quite spooked me but there is a certain darkness to it which makes for an entertaining read.

If you still haven’t found your spooky book to read for this weekend, check out some of NPR’s Devilishly Good Books. After I finish Thorn, I’m not sure where my reading will take me but I do have several scary books to turn to so we’ll see what I find.

Another book I recommend and is now being discussed is The Woman in Black by Susan Hill. The Slaves of Golconda read this one so head over to the blog or the forum for more info. Unfortunately I didn’t get to read it in time for the discussion but there’s always the next one.

This weekend is also the Texas Book Festival. Yee-haw! I love this festival and am hoping to attend although there is a part of me that’s a bit tired from all the family in town, me being out of town, etc. and a cozy weekend with books and crafting and maybe some scary films at night sounds good. So we’ll see what I end up doing.

For now I’ll leave you with a Halloween poem and more bookish talk soon. Happy weekend and Happy Halloween!

With yellow balls in autumn.
I light the prairie cornfields
Orange and tawny gold clusters
And I am called pumpkins.
On the last of October
When dusk is fallen
Children join hands
And circle round me
Singing ghost songs
And love to the harvest moon;
I am a jack-o’-lantern
With terrible teeth
And the children know
I am fooling.

Theme in Yellow by Carl Sandburg

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