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794 Halloween has passed. The Day of the Dead is over. And so, for lovers of the macabre, new sources of the weird and dark need to be found!

As both an avid reader and author, I thought it appropriate to give fans of the strange a little creepy book trivia. Oddly enough, several of the entries on this list are about my favorite authors hugging dead spouses, carrying around hearts, visiting morgues, and participating in other eccentric behavior – including Charles Dickens, Mary Shelley, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

So fellow readers, here’s the link to an article on Creepy Bookish Trivia from Bookriot. Enjoy (I think!)

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Usually on Wednesdays I post one quote, or maybe a few, if I’m so inspired. Today, I give you a link to a Literary Advent Calendar and a snippet of a poem instead. By visiting the calendar each day, you can read a poem or lyrics or some other seasonally appropriate quote – even if I don’t post something.

This time of year is filled with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, family, and friends – so I can’t promise to faithfully attend to my blog. Though I will try.

Today, I will post the first stanza of one of my favorite Christmas hymns, In the Bleak Midwinter, based on a Christina Rossetti poem written in 1872 (or earlier), which was given a melody in 1906 by Gustav Holst :

“In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter
Long ago…”

along with a link to Bookriot’s Literary Advent Calendar. Enjoy!

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