Halloween Horror: The Tell-Tale Heart

Image Credit: Goodreads ENGL 251 "Introduction to Literature" students usually are not English majors; they have backgrounds in everything from architecture to physics, psychology to dietetics. Adaptation assignments, which create new art from course texts, allow students to hone reading skills via talents developed in other contexts. Taylor's project below supports her literary analysis of … Continue reading Halloween Horror: The Tell-Tale Heart

Six Books to Scare You

If these at least one of these books doesn't give you the creeps, we'll give you a box of Milk Duds or something. Scratch that. We're so sure they'll scare you, we're not even going to buy any Milk Duds. Tricks only here—gorgeous, night-sweats-inducing tricks. As life makes it increasingly difficult to read every book … Continue reading Six Books to Scare You

Eleven Halloween Tales to Give You the Chills!

It’s the time of the year for jack-o’-lanterns, bonfires, trick-or-treating, and costume parties! In celebration of Halloween, some of Kansas State University’s faculty suggest books that frighten and books that brighten (not all of our recommendations are scary). Happy Halloween! Elizabeth Dodd on Colson Whitehead’s Zone One (2011) We’re losing daylight fast. The weeks around … Continue reading Eleven Halloween Tales to Give You the Chills!

14 Halloween Children’s Books to Set Your Pumpkins on Edge

Originally published October 30, 2016. It’s that time of year again — the time when the dead raise the living, when unremembered trauma traps a ghost, when even the timid John Pig invites a witch and her friends in for a party, when children battle malevolent ghosts in a parallel London, and, of course, when … Continue reading 14 Halloween Children’s Books to Set Your Pumpkins on Edge