Monthly Archives: October 2016

Book Review: On Writing, by Stephen King

On the heels of the spooky thrills of Halloween comes NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. Coincidentally, one of the masters of the horror genre has written a book that will inform and inspire budding writers. Author Stephen King is … Continue reading

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I’ve seen posters around the library promoting NaNoWriMo. What is it, and why should I get involved?

First organized in 1999, National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) is an annual challenge taking place each November. The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel by the end of the month. Though it may seem a little daunting, there … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sandman Overture by Neil Gaiman

It all started with a dream in 1989. Neil Gaiman created a modern mythology about The Endless, anthropomorphic beings who rules and governs humanity’s (and the universe’s) emotions.  The series begins with the third oldest of the Endless Dream (AKA Morpheus) having just … Continue reading

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I’m really excited about the upcoming 3rd Annual Edgar Allan Poe Victorian Halloween at the Dallas Public Library Children’s Center on Saturday October 22nd. Are my kids too young for Poe? What’s a good introduction to his works or something similar to get us in the mood?

To start with, check out “The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place” series by Maryrose Wood. The author will be at the Poe Victorian Halloween event on Saturday October 22nd. Her books are described as a cross between Lemony Snicket and … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Scary Stories for Kids

It’s no secret: Kids love scary stories. With Halloween right around the corner, it’s the perfect time of year for a good fright! Recently, I listened to some spooky audiobooks to get ready for the season; Doll Bones by Holly … Continue reading

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