Halloween and Horror Books

Light your Jack o’lanterns for Halloween is coming. Don’t let the ghosts spot you.Get ready for Tricks and Treats. So, as Halloween is nearing I decided to do something special for you people on Halloween.
The books with most attracting horror, ghost and Halloween events are here.
5. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
Not that horror but good for a comfortable Halloween. It tells us that ghosts can be good. The story of a ghost who wants to be freed but the question is “how?”

4. The Harry Potter series
Remember Hagrid’s giant pumpkins. The live bats, Professor Flitwick’s marvelloues spells and the feeling when you pass through a ghost. The most vivid and great Halloween as we remember occurred in the Harry Potter series. Nearly Headless Nick’s Deathday. Remember the crackers with gifts.

3. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley monster that she made at 18, in her book. You will feel the chill and excitement of this story.
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2. Dracula by Bram Stoker
“Welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely. And leave something of the happiness you bring!”
These are pretty much the first words spoken to Jonathan Harker, one of the heroes of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, upon his arrival at Count Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, just minutes after a nightmare journey through the landscape of gothic horror: darkness, howling wolves, flames erupting out of the blue, frightened horses. Within a few days of his arrival, Harker will find himself talking of the Count’s ‘wickedly blazing eyes’ and ‘new schemes of villainy’ and have some hair-raising encounters with the man who is now the world’s most famous vampire: ‘The last I saw of Count Dracula was his kissing his hand to me, with a red light of triumph in his eyes, and with a smile that Judas in hell might be proud of.’ Several adventures involving sharp teeth, mirrors, garlic, crucifixes, bloody-mouthed corpses and big stakes will ensue.
The above quotations should make it abundantly clear what kind of book Dracula is. It’s sensation fiction, written nearly half a century after the heyday of that genre. It’s a cross between an epistolary novel, a detective novel and a save-my-wife story, and it’s full of scares, horror and disgust, all described in a lurid tone that befits the subject: the living dead. Or the Un-Dead, as the book’s other hero, my countryman Van Helsing, calls them

1. The Shining by Stephen King
Danny was only five years old but in the words of old Mr Halloran he was a ‘shiner’, aglow with psychic voltage. When his father became caretaker of the Overlook Hotel his visions grew frighteningly out of control.
As winter closed in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seemed to develop a life of its own. It was meant to be empty, but who was the lady in Room 217, and who were the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why did the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive?
Somewhere, somehow there was an evil force in the hotel – and that too had begun to shine…

Not enough right? I’ll post some other soon. Till then, keep the zombies away.

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What is a birthday to a Writer?????

Today is my birthday, Lucky me. On this day everyone of us thinks of themselves as someone special and sure we are, aren’t we. So I wish the rest of my friends whoever have their b’day today, ‘A very happy birthday’.
A writer expects some books and pens and diaries and surprisingly, that’s all I got. I received some wonderful books that I will read later but this evening is special for me.
‘Writers are boring people’ someone had once concluded in my new school before he met me. Now he thinks that they are cool. People think of writers as if they are the people who devote every free second of their life to writing and do nothing else. Sure we write but that doesn’t mean that we are trash. Many of my writer friends would agree with me. For example, take me I have a extremely large group of friends and my day was loaded with birthday wishes.
Now, let’s see ‘what do you give a writer?’ the question always arises. Today, I answer it, not just for me but for every writer.
A writer loves his creations and the best treat to them would be to read their work if not praise it. They would love it. Look at me, no one in my family and friends has time to read my stories and that’s why I started the blog, just to get a group of people who would listen to me.
A writer loves it when he has friends and that’s what you can gift a writer, be his friend.
Now, well I will give a treat to everyone who has their birthday today.
I will discuss all the important events that occurred today:
In Harry Potter universe J.K. Rowling said on pottermore that Professor McGonagall was born today. Yes, Minerva McGonagall was born today.
In India 9 october comes in the month of Navaratri, a holy festival fast in India.
1238 James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia
1290 Last of 16,000 English Jews expelled by King Edward I, leaves
1446 The Hangul alphabet is published in Korea
1558 Mérida is founded in Venezuela
1573 Don Frederik and the Spanish disband the siege of Alkmaar
1595 The Spanish army captures Cambrai
1597 Earl Mauritius occupies Breevoort
1617 Peace of Pavia between Spain and Savoye
1621 Turkey & Poland signs Peace of Chotin
1920 1st World Series game in Cleveland, Indians win 2-1
1921 Babe Ruth’s 1st WS homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays
1926 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Royal Colonial Institution
1926 NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms
1928 Marcel Pagnol’s “Topaz” premieres in Paris
1928 NY Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series; Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in game
1929 G Kaufman & R Lardner’s musical “June Moon” premieres in NYC
1930 1st transcontinental flight by a woman completed, Laura Ingalls
1934 St Louis Cards beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series
1934 Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France.
1938 Cleveland Browns & Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game
1938 NY Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win
1941 A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.
1942 Statute of Westminster 1931 passed by the Australian parliament, formalises Australian autonomy
1944 Canadian offensive in West-Zeeuws-Flanders
1944 German occupiers turn off electricity in Amsterdam
1944 St Louis Cards beat St Louis Browns, 4 games to 2 in 41st World Series
1945 British troops occupy Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal
1946 First electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50
1946 Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh” premieres in NYC
1947 First telephone conversation between a moving car & a plane
1947 Julie Styne & Sam Cohn’s musical “High Button Shoes” premieres in NYC for 727 performances
1948 WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1949 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in 46th World Series
1951 5th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 2-2 at Toronto
1951 Gil McDougald’s World Series grand slam helps Yanks beat Giants 13-1
1953 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution
1953 Conrad Adenauer elected West German chancellor
1954 KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
1956 10th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 1-1 at Montreal
1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1958 Israeli navy inaugrates its first submarine
1958 NY Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series
1958 NY Yankees appear in 9 & win 7 of last 10 World Series
1960 Cowboy QB Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2″)
1961 NY Yankees beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
1961 Tanganyika becomes independent within British Commonwealth
1961 US members of communist party obliged to report themselves to police
1961 Volcanic eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)
1961 World Series scoreless pitching streak Yanks beat Reds 4 games to 1
1962 Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130
1962 NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m
1962 Uganda becomes independent from the United Kingdom
1963 Landslide into Vaiont Dam empties lake, kills 3-4,000 (Italy)
1963 British premier Harold MacMillan resigns
1963 Dam in Piave valley Italy, breaks’ about 2,000 die
1963 French air force gets first nuclear weapons
1963 Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000
1965 16th Ryder Cup: US wins 19½-12½ at Royal Birkdale, England
1965 Beatles’ “Yesterday” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
1966 Balt Orioles sweep LA Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
1966 Rolling Stones 1st LP recorded “Got Live if you Want It”
1968 Government seizes oil fields in Peru
1968 WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 About 2,000 students from Queen’s University Belfast tried to march to Belfast City Hall in protest against ‘police brutality’ on 5 October in Derry; the march was blocked by loyalists led by Ian Paisley and after the demonstration, a student civil rights group—People’s Democracy—was formed
1969 Supremes release “Someday We’ll Be Together”
1970 Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence
1971 Japanese emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands
1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972 “Dude” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 16 performances
1973 1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942
1973 Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal
1973 Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors
1974 Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleve Indians)
1974 Race riot in Boston due to “bussing”
1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
1974 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 1
1974 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1
1975 Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits SF
1976 “Robber Bridegroom” opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances
1976 Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on debut NZ v Pak Javed 1st wkt
1976 Test Cricket debut of Javed Miandad (Pakistan), scores 163 on 1st day
1976 Yanks 1st AL Championship game, beat Royals 4-1
1977 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic
1977 Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock
1977 Yanks rally for 3 in 9th & beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31
1977 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
1978 John Kander & Fred Ebb’s musical “Ballroom” premieres in NYC
1979 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford Conn
1980 1st consumer use of home banking by computer by United American Bank in Knoxville Tn
1980 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz
1981 Abolition of capital punishment in France.
1982 Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead
1982 12th Commonwealth Games close in Brisbane, Australia
1983 Buffalo Bill QB Joe Ferguson passes 419 yards with 5 TDs
1983 4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma
1984 Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st US woman to walk in space
1985 “Tango Argentino” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 198 performances
1985 Central Park’s Strawberry Fields, dedicated
1985 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 “Phantom of the Opera” premeires in London
1986 Senate convicted US District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment
1987 Japanese bank buys “Lady McGill” stamp for $1,100,000
1988 17% vote for extreme-right Flemish Block in Belgium
1988 Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series
1988 9th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 25-12
1988 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
1989 23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea wins
1989 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
1989 Penthouse Magazine’s Hebrew edition hits newstands
1989 1st NFL game coached by an African American (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
1989 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1
1990 David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1991 “On Borrowed Time” opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 99 performances
1991 Bush declares “total confidence” in nominee Clarence Thomas
1991 San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3
1991 Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1992 Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to NY
1992 A 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite lands in the driveway of Knapp residence, Peekskill, New York, destroying family’s 1980 Chevrolet Malibu
1994 Austrian parliamentary election (23% extreme-right)
1994 Darmstadtium (element 110) created in Darmstadt, Germany
1996 Howard Stern’s book “Miss America” released in paperback
1997 ABL players allowed to own stock in the league
1997 Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico
1997 NC’s Dean Smith winningest college basetball coach retires
1997 NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties
1997 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Italian Dario Fo
1999 The last flight of the US aircraft Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird”
2001 Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack
2006 North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.
2007 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at an all-time high
2009 First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA’s Lunar Precursor Robotic Program
2012 Serge Haroche and David Wineland win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for work on quantum optics

2013 60 people are killed in clashes between militias and Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic
2013 Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel win the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on multiscale models for complex chemical systems
2014 Patrick Modiano wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature
2014 Gatwick, Heathrow and JFK airports enhance screening for the Ebola virus
2015 The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
Enough? Right? So much happened today. Now I have to party so, bye.

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Review for The Hobbit

We all know about Lord Of The Rings and few of us about the hobbit too. For those who don’t, Hobbit is the prequel to the Rings. Hobbit is a creature taller than dwarfs and small than humans, and this book is about the adventures of a hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.
Mr. Baggins is a proper hobbit and hobbits stay away from adventures but he is also a Took and adventures find their way to the Tooks.
Follow Bilbo as he faces Gollum, Goblins and Dragons. In this tale all is fair and dangerous.
Plot: 5/5
Language: 4/5
Characters: 5/5
This books fell upon my hands in a library and I borrowed it ans it is fantastic. Do read it and if you are a Rings fan then this book is for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. Tomorrow is my birthday so I am going to enjoy with lots of books, books and cakes. Have a good day!!!

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Review for ‘Winging It!’ confessions of a angel in training by Shel Delisle

Sorry, guys I had to leave blogging for almost a month because of few exams. Here I am back with a lot of books, reviews and cheers.
This book is awesome. Ever wondered, whether there are angles? What do they do? How do they live?
This book is made for you.
The story of a Angel-in-training, Grace Lightbourne. Grace wants to become a guardian for the people on earth. But will she make it? Will she get her wings?
Plot: 5/5
Language: 4/5
Characters: 5/5
This book should be a must read on your list. A cozy adventure and quest is all you need.
Here is the thought:
Character if what you are in dark

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Review for Twenty Eight and a half wishes by Denise Grower Swank

This book was a new found while I was browsing through my Kindle store. The cover and title attracted it and here I am reviewing it. It is a must read.
It is about a girl who has always been trapped in her life. She is never allowed to have fun and live her life. She knows that she will die in five days and she has only them to live her life to complete twenty eight and a half wishes. Wanna know what were they? What happened next?
Then simply read the book. It was awesome.

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Review for Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Classics sometimes are boring. But this one wasn’t. The writer Charlotte Bronte was Emily Bronte’s sister. I have already reviewed Wuthering Heights. Jane Eyre was on my list for many months and here I have finished it.
Charlotte Bronte lived in misery so, the book is mostly sad but the ending is least expected.
It is about an orphan girl who is brought up by her rich aunt due to her kind uncle’s wish. When the uncle dies the girl is thrashed and insulted often.
She is sent to school and then takes her job as governess. It’s then when her life changes.
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Review for A French girl in New York by Anna Adams

I was browsing through Amazon Kindle when I found this fantastic book. It was awesome.
Characters: 5/5
They were amazing.
Plot: 5/5
It’s definitely for music lovers but it will still fascinate you if you aren’t one.
Language: 4.5/5
Nothing’s perfect.
So, this book is about a ambitious girl, Maude Laurent who is living with her foster parents in a very boring town of Carven. It’s her journey as people discover her talents, she discovers her identity and as the title says moves to NYC.
Music is all she is, it is written as the author feels it itself and as I write this post, I’m listening to some opera overtures.

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