November is a month that has a lot to do with eating. So, instead of focusing on turkey recipes, what types of pies need baking, or the proper way to prepare a green bean casserole, I’m going to focus on drinking. November is going to be a month dedicated to a bevy of beverages mentioned in books, by authors, and even a few literary inspired cocktails.


Enjoy, cheers, and read responsibly.



Sweet Reads

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Today is the day when people overindulge in candy treats and sugary snacks. Candy is everywhere. You might even see candy in the titles of some of your favorite novels. Below are ten books with different candies hidden in the title. Are there any other sweet reads that you can think of that satisfy your literary sweet tooth?


Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas



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The Good, The Bad, and The Scary – Day 31

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“Bongcheon-Dong Ghost”


One schoolgirl learns the meaning of stranger danger in an unforgettable way. There is a woman walking around a neighborhood in Seoul alone, but why is she wandering around at night? And why is she walking in such a strange manner?

“Bongcheon-Dong Ghost” is a webcomic from South Korea that is the perfect way to add a creepy air to your day. Enjoy the “Bongcheon-Dong Ghost” in it’s entirely by clicking here. Scroll slowly and leave your sound on for maximum chills.

The Good, The Bad, and The Scary – Day 30


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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Alvin Schwartz


This one is pulled straight from my childhood. The variety of stories, the dark creepy pictures, and the ominous threat that the story you are reading may be based on actual events, all join together for a good read. Below are just two of the many memorable things pulled from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.


1. The Pictures

Creepy and wonderful, Stephen Gammell’s pictures were nothing less than nightmare fuel for children.




A newer version of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark features illustrations from Brett Helquist, which are wonderful in their own way. I know my own preference, but which version of illustrations would you choose?



              GAMMELL                         or                      HELQUIST

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