With your frontiers set deep within your own imagination, you cannot fight.
Pacing around a room, book in hand.
Halloween is right around the corner and, with the holiday season presenting many spooks, I think it’s good to remember the literature that can also scare the living hell out of us too. There are many ways I like to celebrate Halloween, and one of them is by reading and re-reading some of my favourite scary reads on the way up to the special day. Others ways I like to celebrate are watching scary films and making some seasonal bakes such as things pumpkin flavoured and biscuits normally containing dark chocolate, raisins and toasted nuts. I’ve always been a big fanatic of Halloween because I love dressing up even if I’m not going anywhere. I like to make cookies and give them creepy aspects. Last year, I made my brother a cookie shaped and decorated like the Slenderman. Anyways, this list is meant to be a bit of fun, so we’ll go through one hundred books you can read to celebrate this holiday season. I’ll talk about ones that are particularly special to me. Before you ask, I only ever include books I’ve actually read myself in lists like this, so you can talk to me about any one of them if you’re having a hard time choosing (I don’t blame you because they’re all so good). I’ll mark some of my favourites with a (*) as well, so make sure you look out for them! Oh, and lastly, these books are in no particular order either.
There are always books that present or feel like a certain season to us. The reason for that is either because they explicitly state that this is the season the book is set in, or that this is the season the book is about. But the other reason that this may be is because of the way the book feels. Certain books feel like autumn, certain books feel like winter and certain books feel like they could be great for every season at any time and whatever the whether is like. For example, I bet that you have a book or two that you call your rainy-day reads, or books that you like to read at Christmas. It's the same basic concept but with autumn.
We’re almost there when it comes to our part 60 milestone and I want to say thank you for sticking around as long as you have. I want to say a huge thank you if you remember the teens and I want to say sorry if you’ve been here since part 1. Today’s subject, since last time we spoke of English Historical Non-Fiction, is favourite contemporary authors. Now, my favourite is Philippa Gregory and so, I will talk about her today.
As we carefully approach the next milestone of 60, I want to say thank you once again to everyone who has made it this far and a special thank you to anyone who remembers the single digit lists. I have still got a fairly long way to go with these things, giving you more books to read and hopefully inspiring you to make your own lists of special books. I’d love to read them if you’re interested in writing your own!