the lit i love
marioncolibraries:

Can’t get enough of these horror shows? Put down the remote and pick up one of these books.
If you like American Horror Story: Coven, then read:
Deliverance from Evil by Frances Hill - This book takes you back to the place where it all began, Salem.
Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau by Martha Ward - Delve into the world of the real Marie Laveau.
The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike - The story of three witches and their relationship with a mysterious man. It’s more satire than horror, but should still satisfy AHS: Coven fans. 
If you like Bates Motel then read (besides Psycho, of course): 
Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin - Like Psycho, this classic horror novel was successfully adapted for film. It has also been slated for an upcoming TV miniseries. 
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris - Ed Gein, a real-life serial killer, served as inspiration for Norman Bates and The Silence of the Lambs' pursued murderer, Buffalo Bill.
Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates - If you watch Bates Motel because you’re interested in what creates a serial killer, then this book is for you. Joyce Carol Oates deftly explores the topic with her psychotic protagonist. 
If you like The Walking Dead, then read (in addition to the graphic novels, obvs):
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick - The story of a 17-year-old girl’s fight to survive after a disaster kills most people and causes others to either become zombies or gain strange powers.
The Serpent and the Rainbow by Wade Davis - Real zombies?!
Zone One by Colson Whitehead - Another take on the zombie apocalypse trope. This book follows a member of a civilian team sent to resettle Manhattan after a zombie plague.
Any titles you would add to these lists?

marioncolibraries:

Can’t get enough of these horror shows? Put down the remote and pick up one of these books.

If you like American Horror Story: Coven, then read:

Deliverance from Evil by Frances Hill - This book takes you back to the place where it all began, Salem.

Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau by Martha Ward - Delve into the world of the real Marie Laveau.

The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike - The story of three witches and their relationship with a mysterious man. It’s more satire than horror, but should still satisfy AHS: Coven fans. 

If you like Bates Motel then read (besides Psycho, of course): 

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin - Like Psycho, this classic horror novel was successfully adapted for film. It has also been slated for an upcoming TV miniseries

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris - Ed Gein, a real-life serial killer, served as inspiration for Norman Bates and The Silence of the Lambs' pursued murderer, Buffalo Bill.

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates - If you watch Bates Motel because you’re interested in what creates a serial killer, then this book is for you. Joyce Carol Oates deftly explores the topic with her psychotic protagonist. 

If you like The Walking Deadthen read (in addition to the graphic novels, obvs):

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick - The story of a 17-year-old girl’s fight to survive after a disaster kills most people and causes others to either become zombies or gain strange powers.

The Serpent and the Rainbow by Wade Davis - Real zombies?!

Zone One by Colson Whitehead - Another take on the zombie apocalypse trope. This book follows a member of a civilian team sent to resettle Manhattan after a zombie plague.

Any titles you would add to these lists?

Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.
chipmunkcynical:

Books are proof humans can do magic.

chipmunkcynical:

Books are proof humans can do magic.

mulhollanduncovered:

Books do make the best weapons! For arguments as well as, um, bashing.

darning-socks:

Books, man.

emiliapunto:

Dylan O’Brien and John Green taking a selfie.
My life is complete. I don’t need anything else anymore.

emiliapunto:

Dylan O’Brien and John Green taking a selfie.
My life is complete. I don’t need anything else anymore.

naomster:

unashamedradiance:

When I’m almost done reading a good book.

WHY DOES THAT ELEPHANT REMIND ME OF JOHN GREEN SO MUCH

myfairytaleeverafter:

The Dream Project | My Fairytale Ever After
dynamoe:

SOURCE: ME

dynamoe:

SOURCE: ME

commanderbutt:

YO FRIENDS READ THIS BOOK NOW

Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.
Jane Yolen (via observando)
writingdreamswithstars:

Damn straight

writingdreamswithstars:

Damn straight