<p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span><span>November has a lot going on! There’s No Shave November, and there’s NaNoWriMo, which Rob I know is participating in. There’s Thanksgiving. And there’s also the very first meeting of the Two Librarians Walk Into A Shelf Book Club! Our first book is a Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean, and you can find it on Hoopla for free, no waiting, unlimited checkouts in both ebook and audiobook formats! It’s a Regency-era romance novel, full of scoundrels and scandals and also a very swoony love story. </span></span></span></p>
Trick or Treat?!
If you don’t know who Paul Lynde was, he was an actor and entertainer, most famous for his role in Bewitched as Uncle Arthur and for his time on Hollywood Squares. He is unfortunately no longer with us, but his brand of slightly off-color humor and his mischievous grin are hard to forget. You can find his beloved 1976 Hallowen Special on Amazon prime, complete with special guests Kiss (in their first TV appearance ever), Florence Henderson, Margaret Hamilton reprising her role as the Wicked Witch of the West, Betty White, and Donnie and Marie Osmond.
In this episode, Rob talks about his writing for genre film magazines over the last decade, his personal history with the horror genre, and the history of the genre itself. Michelle discusses how the brain works while watching a horror movie and why people enjoy the genre as a whole.
You can find some of Rob’s writing this month in the Halloween special edition of Rue Morgue magazine (The cover story, actually), and other places around the web.
In this episode, Rob and Michelle take a look at some spooky books for all readers. Michelle shares a realization that she’s been reading scary things for awhile, even though she thought she was horror-averse, and Rob shares some classic horror favorites you can find through Hoopla and a new release Halloween night horror novel you can find in our branches. Find this week's episode on Spotify, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, or wherever find podcasts can be streamed.
Richard Matheson Thrillers, I Am Legend, Someone is Bleeding, Ride the Nightmare, Fury on Sunday
Two Librarians Walk into a Shelf Episode #10:
13 Horror Films to Watch for Halloween
In this week’s episode of Two Librarians Walk Into A Shelf, Michelle and Rob had the opportunity to discuss spooky favorites, both old and new, with bestselling author Grady Hendrix. You might remember back to Episode 1 of the podcast in which a discussion of all things Grady Hendrix was had. Clearly, your podcast hosts were thrilled to get a chance to talk horror and its current popularity with Mr. Hendrix.
Hendrix then left us with some book recommendations to check out for people who might be new to the horror genre, and some favorite spooky season movies as well.
In episode 8 of the podcast, Rob and Michelle discuss materials written by authors who came to their subject or their craft in interesting ways. Come for the discussion about books, but stay for the first edition of The Library Game, and a story about wasps at the library!
You might recognize the name Deborah Goodrich Royce from movies and TV, but she’s published her first book, the suspense thriller, Finding Mrs. Ford. Monster, She Wrote is a nonfiction book about all of the women who pioneered the horror and speculative fiction genre. Why Fish Don't Exist is a memoir weaved with the nonfiction tale of a biologist who became obsessive over his work.