It’s Halloween and it’s a Saturday—a fantastic combination of good weather and time to enjoy every minute of it with family and friends. At home, we’ve been preparing for the thrills and chills of Halloween night by watching horror movies: some classics, like Son of Frankenstein, and others that are terrible and campy in the very best way. Here’s some poetry to heighten the tension and help create a spooky atmosphere. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!           GARDEN UNDER LIGHTNING—Leonora Speyer (Published in 1921) (Ghost-Story) Out of the storm that muffles shining night Flash roses ghastly-sweet, And lilies far … Continue reading GHOSTLY POEMS


Note to readers: This was first posted last year, but as the Online Book Club was very young, not many of you found it in time. So here it is, as relevant today (especially!) as it was then.  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! It’s late October… We’re entering the final countdown to the darkest, creepiest, most exciting day of the year for children and adults alike. In North American culture, few celebrations stir the literary imagination the way Halloween does.  Although the original symbols and meanings of the Celtic feast of Samain that inspired Halloween have been diluted in a sea of Transformers, … Continue reading TALES OF THE LIVING AND OF THE UNDEAD