Saturday, October 6, 2018

October and Halloween!

A fun thing to see:

Pumpkin House

Happy Halloween!  Poems to read for this time of year

Book Recommendation
The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs
Lewis always dreamed of living in an old house full of secret passageways, hidden rooms, and big marble fireplaces. And suddenly, after the death of his parents, he finds himself in just such a mansion--his Uncle Jonathan's. When he discovers that his big friendly uncle is also a wizard, Lewis has a hard time keeping himself from jumping up and down in his seat. Unfortunately, what Lewis doesn't bank on is the fact that the previous owner of the mansion was also a wizard--but an evil one who has placed a tick-tocking clock somewhere in the bowels of the house, marking off the minutes until the end of the world. And when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead on Halloween night, the clock only ticks louder and faster. Doomsday draws near--unless Lewis can stop the clock!

Other books by John Bellairs:

Recommended movies: 
Something Wicked This Way Comes -- based on Ray Bradbury's novel
The Beast with Five Fingers -- It was made in the 1930s, but the special effects work. It's a "classic."
Of course,  The Nightmare Before Christmas and  Arsenic and Old Lace.