Happy Halloween from LT!

October 29, 2010 at 12:00 am 2 comments

Halloween may just be my favorite holiday of all time, so this year I treat you to a smorgasbord of Literary Transgressions Halloween-themed good times: we have my top five spooky stories to enjoy this time of year, a Halloween/literature-themed clip show, and a little nostalgic bonus feature from last year’s LT Halloween festivities. All this below!

Top Five Spooky Stories (“spooky” here also meaning “tangentially related to Halloween”)
1. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
2. The Little Leftover Witch by Florence Laughlin
3. “The Phantom Coach” by Amelia Edwards
4. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
5. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Halloween Clips!
First up, we have a great list to go along with mine of 7 ‘flashlight worthy’ novels featuring spooky houses over at the Huffington Post.

Meanwhile, National Geographic has a site up and running with all the information you could possibly want about Halloween, including some kickbutt statistics!

And my friend Emily made me aware of this amazing, Halloween-related (as in there are costumes involved!) event: Cocktails in Character! Who would you be and how much do you wish this was happening in your town?!

And because no Halloween post would be complete without some mention of witches and/or Harry Potter, I give you a Harry Potter Monster Mash and a Halloween number by Ginny and the Heartbreakers. No joke. Also, just after Halloween, the International Quidditch Association (they really, truly exist) is having their World Cup in New York City this year!

Lastly, as promised, I can’t help reposting our Top Ten Literary Hotties (Halloween Edition) from last year. Yes, Edward Cullen made the cut. Don’t make me repeat myself.

Happy Halloween, all!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kate  |  November 14, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Oh man, I forgot the awesomeness that was our Top Ten Literary Hotties! Aw.

    Cocktails in Character is enough to make me wish I was back in Buffalo. I LOVE the Miss Havisham idea — how much fun would it be to wander around in a tattered wedding dress and powdered hair, holding a cane in one hand and one shoe in the other? Amazing.

    • 2. Corey  |  November 16, 2010 at 1:48 am

      Oh, Miss Havisham would be a great one! And you’d finally get to buy one of those hideously 80s Salvation Army wedding dresses for the occasion. :)


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