The House With the Clock In Its Walls (1973) #31DaysofHalloween
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The House With the Clock In Its Walls (1973) #31DaysofHalloween

I chose to include this Halloween-tinted juvenile mystery in lieu of R.L. Stine’s extensive portfolio of Halloween-y tales because, dare I say, it’s a bit more refined? It’s about a recently orphaned boy who goes to live with his uncle, who happens to be a warlock, and has a witch as a neighbor. There’s black … Continue reading

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820) #31DaysofSpookyBooks
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820) #31DaysofSpookyBooks

The Headless Horseman is iconic and eerie, and he sprang right from the pages of this timeless short story. Countless adaptations followed (many improving the entertainment value) but there’s still that earnest, superstitious quality from the original. It’s almost a literary tour of Tarrytown, NY and it really does feel like you’re reading about local … Continue reading