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7 Spooky Travel and Reads for Hallowe’en

Zombie in the graveyard
Zombie in the graveyard

Do you need some reading to get you in a Halloween Mood?  Here are some suggestions from the pages of A Traveler’s Library, and one deliciously scary tour we found at Sophie’s World.

Whether it is Halloween or Day of the Dead, your mind may turn to Cemeteries and funersals, right?  So here are unusual sight-seeing suggestions with a definite spooky feel. Click on the link if you dare learn more.

1. Making An Exit, a review of a book that talks about funeral practices around the world, and made me want to see the artistic coffins from Ghana, not to mention attend a funeral in Bali and many more travel possibilities.

2. Sightseeing Among the Dead, is a photo essay of “dead places” I’ve visited.

3. The Bates Motel ranks WAY high on places that planted a permanent fear in people’s minds.  What’s behind that shower curtain?  Now you can travel to the locale of the Hitchcok thriller.


Spooky travel
A tier of cells at the Ohio Reformatory

4. The Highway by C. J. Box really has no competition for scariest book I’ve read this year.  In fact, I suggested that although a Montana Road Trip is lovely, you DO NOT want to listen to this book on tape while driving down the highway in the west, nor leaf through it when you stop at a truck stop.

5. Washington Irving’s Headless Horseman continues to spook readers, and Jessie Voigts uncovered a tour with a story teller in the locale of the original Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

6. Three Prisons I dare you to visit on Halloween . I published this just last week, but the dare remains.

7. Sophie’s World tells about a marvelously scary bus tour in Dublin.

Montana Road Trip You Do NOT Want to Take

Montana road trip Audio Book: The Highway
Audio Book: The Highway

Destination: Montana

Book: The Highway by C. J. Box (Review of audio book by MacMillan, read by Holter Graham)

C. J. Box, I learned when I previously reviewed Back of Beyond, has two teenage girls of his own. That explains his ability to nail the personality of two sisters–very different teenage types– who become the victims in this totally suspenseful and scary story about a Montana road trip gone wrong.

You don’t have to have read Back of Beyond to understand The Highway, because Box recaps the necessary threads about Montana sheriff investigator, Cody Hoyt, but I do recommend that you read my review of Back of Beyond to get more information about Box and the way he writes. Continue reading Montana Road Trip You Do NOT Want to Take

Yellowstone Ride Into Peril

Yellowstone, Wyoming on horseback

Book: Back of Beyond, by C. J. Box (NEW August 2, 2011) Note: I listened to the book on MacMillan Audio, read by Holter Graham. Simultaneously released in hardback by St. Martin’s Press.

Have you ever had a hankering to saddle up and ride into the back country of Yellowstone National Park? You might change your trip plans after you read Back of Beyond. On the other hand, the descriptions of the beauty and awe of the “back of beyond” wilderness might make you just move your plans a bit earlier. Continue reading Yellowstone Ride Into Peril