Five literary Halloween costumes to get your party conversations going!

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Book Club Mom

Are you dressing up for Halloween? Does your workplace encourage costumes? Halloween is just a few days away and if you’re still looking for costume ideas for work or play, consider these literary ones:


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Ernest Hemingway

Since bushy beards are the rage right now, guys with facial hair, grab a big turtleneck and you’re almost there! A large personality and fishing pole as a prop would finish the look!


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Ayn Rand

Even if you haven’t read The Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged, you can always look like this controversial literary figure. Grab a Shriner’s hat, cover it in black, find a long cigarette holder and comb your hair to the side. No makeup required.


Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Although Truman Capote wanted Marilyn Monroe, not Audrey Hepburn, to play Holly in the movie, Hepburn made that movie memorable. Pull out your…

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2018 Reading Guide to the Halloween Season | Book Recommendations

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Falling Down the Book Hole

The fall and Halloween are my absolute favorite! When it comes to reading, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it in the month of October. (In my opinion) The fall season has a certain atmosphere and I believe the month of October does as well. The month of October needs to be filled with spooky, creepy, thrillers with paranormal and the unusual. As I was developing my reading list for October I thought I would give some recommendations to others with those books I think are perfect for the month of October.

Ó  Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Although not spooky or creepy, Bitten is filled with Werewolves!

Ó  Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

Definitely some Pretty Little Liar vibes filled with lies and deceit.

Ó  Seventh Born by Monica SanzFor me it was pulling inspirations from Harry Potter and Vampire Academy…

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Rising Tide Blog Tour

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Ace Reads

Rising Tide: Dark Innocence
The Maura DeLuca Trilogy Book 1
by Claudette Melanson
Genre: YA Paranormal
Rising Tide will sink its fangs into you, keeping you awake into the wee
hours of the night
Could Maura’s life get any worse? …turns out it most certainly can.
Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura’s never been able to make
friends. She seems to drive her classmates away—except for the odd
times they pay enough attention to torture her—but she doesn’t
understand why. Maura considers herself to be a freak of nature, with
her unusually pale skin and an aversion to the sun that renders her
violently nauseous. Her belief is only worsened by the fact that
almost everyone around her keeps their distance.
Even her own father deserted her before she was born, leaving Maura alone
with her emotionally distant mother, Caelyn. Even though Maura is
desperate for answers about…

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Rising Tide: Dark Innocence

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Rising Tide: Dark Innocence
The Maura DeLuca Trilogy Book 1
by Claudette Melanson
Genre: YA Paranormal

Rising Tide will sink its fangs into you, keeping you awake into the wee

hours of the night

Could Maura’s life get any worse? …turns out it most certainly can.

Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura’s never been able to make

friends. She seems to drive her classmates away—except for the odd

times they pay enough attention to torture her—but she doesn’t

understand why. Maura considers herself to be a freak of nature, with

her unusually pale skin and an aversion to the sun that renders her

violently nauseous. Her belief is only worsened by the fact that

almost everyone around her keeps their distance.

Even her own father deserted her before she was born, leaving Maura alone

with her emotionally distant mother, Caelyn. Even though Maura is

desperate for answers about…

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Announcing…#HogwartsOctober, A Harry Potter Read-a-Thon

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Belle of the Library

#HogwartsOctoberOMG YOU GUYS I’M SO EXCITED!

Welcome to #HogwartsOctober!

You may be asking yourself, “What is Hogwarts October?  And why is she insisting on putting a hashtag in front of it?”

Well, let me tell you ALL ABOUT IT!

Harry Potter changed the world in a way that virtually no other book short of religious texts has.  It’s been 20 years since the books were published in America and look where we still are.  The Cursed Child is sweeping its way around the world.  Fantastic Beasts is turning into a huge series in its own right.

Whether you grew up with Harry Potter or found his magic later in life, the fact remains that this series was revolutionary in so many ways.  It brought about the rise of midnight premieres were people dressed up (and their costumes were AMAZING!).  There were book release parties of a magnitude I’ve never…

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Why I Still Read YA at 27

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Belle of the Library

In honor of YA Week on Goodreads, I decided to really think about why I still read YA.  Every time I walk into a library or a bookstore, I inevitably end up in the YA section at some point.  It’s my home.  I probably know the section better than those who work there at this point.  But when I make it to the register/checkout desk, I start to feel like I’m being judged.  I mean, I seriously don’t even look like I’m older than like, 22 at best (I get confused with my 8th grade, 13-14 year old students all the time), but there’s a little embarrassment I feel each time someone inspects my choices of reading material.

But why should I be embarrassed?  Truly, what is there to be ashamed of?

When I first started getting into reading (7th/8th grade), I wasn’t reading YA.  I was reading Agatha Christie…

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The 12 Terrors of Christmas – Book Tour and Giveaway

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Check out the feature on the Silver Dagger tour at Twisted Book Rambling. Enter to win the $10 Gift Card or FrankenSanta Coffee Mug. Don’t miss The 12 Terrors of Christmas during Christmas in July on sale everywhere .99 til Aug 1. A baker’s dozen of stories to bring that needed summer chill #IARTG #ASMSG #BookTour #Excerpt #Giveaway for The 12 Terrors of Christmas by Claudette Melanson!! @Bella623 #Horror #ShortStories @SDSXXTours #books #WIN #booklovers

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The 12 Terrors of Christmas
by Claudette Melanson
Genre: Horror Short Stories
 
Award-winning author Claudette Melanson offers eleven new and original stories to
make your skin crawl at any time of the year. This horror anthology
also includes an original short by Amazon International Best-Selling
Author, Lynn Lamb, titled “Bring Me Flesh and Bring Me Wine.”
A special bonus story is also included by Melanson, “Mislead,”
previously published only on the Halloweenpalooza blog. Grab a cup of
cocoa and make sure the windows and doors are locked tight as you
settle in by the fire to enjoy these tales of terror, but be
warned…locks have never succeeded at keeping Santa from gaining
entry. If you enjoy a slice of horror with your holiday cheer, this
collection of Christmas horror shorts will satisfy all your dark
cravings during the holidays…and beyond.
Terror One: 
Who is Santa really? Does something sinister lurk beneath the red suit

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