In the mood for thrills and chills? The librarians of O'Fallon Public Library have some suggestions for you! Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com Scary Movies Kasey did an epic watch-through of Halloween movies last year in a hilarious series of blog posts. If you haven't had a chance to read (or view) them yet, here … Continue reading Halloween! Horror Reads and Scary Movies, A Reader’s Advisory from O’Fallon Public Library
This month our pick for Meet the Staff needs no introduction. Traci has been at the library for a decade and has brightened the lives of patrons and co-workers alike. Next time you see her, congratulate her on her work anniversary! Traci Wow! This month marks my 10 year work anniversary with the library. This … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Traci S.
In the spirit of the season, rather than one New Title, I couldn't resist pulling out the stops and recommending several scary titles perfect for a dark, chilling autumn night. Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat by Anne Rice; Mark Geyer, illustrator According to Kirkus Review, this is "just the bucket of blood for … Continue reading Halloween Horrors, A Reader’s Advisory from O’Fallon Public Library
Are you waiting on one of your favorite books to be adapted to film? So are we! As the days grow shorter there's nothing like spending time with a good book or good film (based on a book) on a gloomy Fall or Winter evening. Why did we pick these three books? They all have … Continue reading 3 Classic Books Coming to Film, a Reader’s Advisory from O’Fallon Public Library
Before Stephen King, there was Shirley Jackson. Since it's October and our Halloween Display is up, I thought I'd choose a classic thriller, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Written in the 1950's, the novel became one of the most influential books in the horror genre. This psychological thriller will make your hair … Continue reading The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, A Reader’s Advisory
Summer is upon us, the sun shining brightly, the birds chirping. Usually such thoughts would bring relaxation and comfort, but readers of Josh Malerman's Bird Box know better. The tagline reads "don't open your eyes," and doesn't get much more specific than that. All that's known is that going outdoors with your eyes open causes insanity. I … Continue reading Bird Box by Josh Malerman, A Book Review
Description from Goodreads: "A mind-bending new novel inspired by the twisted and wondrous works of Lewis Carroll... In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside. In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, … Continue reading Alice by Christina Henry, a Book Review