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Some Baking to Scare By…

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 | 10:10 am

Well, summer is over here in Washington State. The line of children at the bus stop, all bundled in their rain slickers and goulashes, lets you know that not only is it raining buckets, but that school is back in session. So, naturally, once school begins, you start thinking of the days when you can have a break, which brings to mind Halloween!

I’m not a fan of the super-scary side of Halloween; horror movies give me nightmares, and I can’t really read Stephen King, but somehow doing a Halloween program at the local library is tons of fun! Last year we did a combination of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos stories in a “Scary Stories from Around the World” theme. We made skull masks, and somehow they didn’t seem too scary sparkled with plastic gems and a lot of glitter.

Despite my squeamishness, I’m building a YA scary story reading list, and I’ve got a stack of books to work through. I just finished Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor (Amazon Link/Library Link) and it was a lot of fun! Sadly, I find that there are a lot of great books, but a lot of them are out of print! Or are only in paperback, so I can’t request them through the hold system. Don’t worry though, I haven’t let that deter me.

Before I run off to grab a cup of coffee, a big cozy cardigan, and a seat by the window so I can listen to the rain while I read, I leave you with a great post by not martha on a 3D skull cake mold. Wouldn’t that be fabulous for a Halloween program?

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