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Seriously scary

As if life isn’t scary enough.  Mortgages underwater. Long-term unemployment.  The flu season just around the corner.  And horrors! 11 months of presidential campaign ads coming at us!

Well, if all this doesn’t chill you, may I suggest a creepy book or movie?

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger  –  a haunting tale about the complications of love, identity, sibling rivalry and ghosts.

The Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill – An aging rocker buys a ghost, online, and gets much more than his money’s worth.

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters – A spooky old house, eccentric (mad?) inhabitants, weird noises upstairs,  an unnatural fire. Definitely creepy.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – Jacob formed a special bond with his grandfather over his bizarre tales and photos of levitating girls and invisible boys.  Years later he finds the children from the photographs–alive and well–despite the fact everyone says that all were killed decades ago.

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson – This is the author who gave us the seriously disturbing short story, The Lottery. Haunting is fine psychological horror. Intense, literary, and harrowing.

The Eyes of Mothman – November 15, 1968 four young adults traveling through the backwoods of West Virginia come across something unnatural… No, this isn’t a horror flick you missed at the theater. This is a documentary about Mothman, a 7 foot tall man with red eyes and wings. Before Mothman disappeared 46 people would die and hundreds more would be emotionally scarred.

You might want to leave the light on.

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I know this question has been weighing (Ha!) on your mind. Do e-readers get heavier as you load on thousands of books?  Well – yes, but not much.

The Weight of Memory

Now if we humans could figure out how to carry only the memory of all those meals and snacks!

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