If you haven't noticed, the calendar really still says October (though if you live here in WI, you're likely thinking somehow we jumped ahead to early December, given the way the temperature plummeted in the last day).
October means Halloween and Halloween tends to mean creepy stories.
It's only fair then to talk about some spooky books and what better way to lead that off than by mentioning Neil Gaiman.
Gaiman's got a new book out, Fragile Things, that's a collection of short stories. Since it's Gaiman, be prepared for the creepy or the weird or the obscure. For more on the book, click here for the USAToday story about it.
Word Nerd's not a huge fan of horror, but here are some other reads that Word Nerd has found a bit creepifying in the past.
-- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
-- The Green Mile, Stephen King
-- Threshold, Caitlin R. Kiernan
-- House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski
-- Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman
-- Pale Immortal, Anne Frasier
-- Various short stories by H.P. Lovecraft
Anybody else? What are some of your favorite scary books and why?