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More (Totally Founded) Fears That Keep Book Nerds Up at Night

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More (Totally Founded) Fears That Keep Book Nerds Up at Night

Sure, there are loads of things to be scared of out there—your favorite coffee shop closing down, finding out you’ve been doing your taxes wrong...
The Scariest Stories We’ve Ever Read

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The Scariest Stories We’ve Ever Read

To celebrate Halloween, we asked our bloggers to name the scariest books they’ve ever read, and most of them got the heebie-jeebies just thinking...

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Beat the Summer Heat with 8 Bone-Chilling Books

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Beat the Summer Heat with 8 Bone-Chilling Books

I grew up in Japan, where, in addition to fireworks and temple festivals, it’s a cultural tradition to tell scary stories during the humid summer...
11 Fictional Drugs With Side Effects That Include Creeping Us Out

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11 Fictional Drugs With Side Effects That Include Creeping Us Out

When I was an unfortunate looking teenager, I took a very powerful acne drug with some very scary side effects, side effects serious enough that the...

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Murderers, Kidnappers & Teachers: 10 Children’s Book Characters Who are Legit Insane

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Murderers, Kidnappers & Teachers: 10 Children’s Book Characters Who are Legit Insane

Remember how our parents used to tuck us in at night and send us off to dreamland with stories of a woman the size of a mastadon punishing kids by placing...
4 Books That Will Make You Glad You’re Alive Right Now

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4 Books That Will Make You Glad You’re Alive Right Now

It can be easy to wish you lived in a more innocent, pre-Snapchatting/live-tweeting/reality TV–watching time, and even easier to find a book that will...
The Scariest Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm (And That’s Saying Something)

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The Scariest Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm (And That’s Saying Something)

You can keep your haunted mansions, bloody pickaxes, and phone calls coming from inside the house. When I look for creepy October reading, I turn to the...

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7 Books With Death As a Character

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7 Books With Death As a Character

Poor old Death, that abstract devil. When it comes to books, Death’s often the bridesmaid, rarely the deceased bride, cutting down characters off...

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The Most Frightening Stories From Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

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The Most Frightening Stories From Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

If you were an impressionable child with an overactive imagination, Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was probably the stuff that...

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The Best Haunted House Books

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The Best Haunted House Books

Have you been by the old Mercer house? The one surrounded by all the bushes and dead trees? Yeah, I thought it was abandoned, too, but sometimes at night...

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5 Reasons to Read Doctor Sleep, Stephen King’s Sequel to The Shining

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5 Reasons to Read Doctor Sleep, Stephen King’s Sequel to The Shining

Way back in 1977, Stephen King’s third novel and horrific tour de force, The Shining, was published. It tells the story of Jack Torrance, an...

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Three Great New Zombie Novels For Fans of The Walking Dead!

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Three Great New Zombie Novels For Fans of The Walking Dead!

On Sunday night, AMC’s The Walking Dead kicked off its fourth season in grand style—and if you’re anything like me, you may now be in the process...

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