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Meaghan Walsh Gerard
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writer. photographer. critic. aspiring woman of letters.
writer. photographer. critic. aspiring woman of letters.

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There is a contingent of readers and writers trying to bring back the Christmas tradition of telling ghost stories around the fireplace. After all, A Christmas Carol is really a ghost story, and Christmas does fall during the darkest time of the year. And…
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For many, winter signals blazing firesides and hot cocoa. But just beyond the frosted windows is a cold, unforgiving night. Short days, bare trees, deep snow, eerie quiet. Enjoy these shivering tales that will make your frostbitten fingertips tingle.
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Veteran author Charles Finch presents the first in a trilogy of prequels featuring his thoughtful gentleman detective.
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"November comes / And November goes, / With the last red berries / And the first white snows. / With night coming early, / And dawn coming late, / And ice in the bucket / And frost by the gate.” ~Elizabeth Coatsworth
Books for November
Books for November
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Act like a kid. Dress up, eat too much candy, be as weird as you want, tell silly jokes and enjoy time with friends. 
Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween!
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Filmmaker Val Lewton was hired by RKO to make movies to rival the Universal monster movies that had made that studio tons of money. Lewton took a different approach to the scary movie. With a smaller budget than Universal, Lewton managed to create a slate…
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Sometimes a long book to get lost in is exactly what is needed. And sometimes a short story or a hair-raising poem is all you need to get in to the Halloween mood.
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A Question of Reality [31 Days of #Halloween - October 28]

What do you do when reality isn't real? When your perceptions are manipulated? What if it was an evil spirit or a haunted house that was doing it? Some of the most unnerving books are ones where the line is blurred and narrators are unreliable.
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Sometimes the creepiest thing is a gaping unknown. Whether it's a disappearance or a mysterious death, there are plenty of books about unsolved events to keep you awake at night.
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A CREATURE OF OUR OWN MAKING: 31 Days of Halloween

The novel Frankenstein is many things - the birth of science fiction, a study in Romantic philosophy, a Gothic horror story - but it is also a reminder that the things that terrorize us most are often a reflection of our own obsessions.
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