Saturday, October 3, 2009

last day of banned books week

I've been reading Fahrenheit 451 this week. Although it hasn't been banned, it gives you a glimpse of a world without books. Why ban a book if you can just burn it? Scary. Here's a great quote from Ray Bradbury: There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches.

Today is my first day of fall break. I'm planning to do a lot of reading. Also my plan for October is to read only scary, magical, or fantasy stories this month. I did it last year and loved the Halloween Spirit it gave me. Some of the books I'm considering are:

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
No Rest for the Witches by MaryJanice Davidson
Salem's Lot by Stephen King
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

I've already read part of Stories for Late at Night by Alfred Hitchcock, so maybe I'll finish it up.

Too bad there are only 31 days in October; I will never get to them all.

Books and Friends Go Together is by AliceinParis.


stephanie said...

Weird. I just sent you a magical scary story....

Rhubarb said...

Are you watching the Witches of Eastwick series? I was thinking of reading the book too.