Friday, October 31, 2008

Hallowe'en Reads

Halloween is the time to curl up with a spooky tale. Peter Washington lists Ten Top Ghost Stories in the Guardian, while Justin Picardy writes about her very favourite scary reads in the Telegraph. Amanda Craig in the Times, meanwhile, recommends magic and macabre children's books.

There's also a fun quiz about literary witches in the Guardian. (I only got 6 right! Back to Hogwarts for me!)

(Spooky image from hoax-slayer.)


synical said...

I tried the quiz - I got 8 out of 13.

Anonymous said...

Bib, I figure this might float your boat :

"VoilĂ ! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant and vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition! The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honour to meet you and you may call me V."

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Argus Lou said...

Nine out of 13! Gotta get my broomstick serviced, it says. ;P

I accidentally made Halloween pizza, which means it looked pretty ugly. Heh.

bibliobibuli said...

anon - love it!

one could try it with other letters.