- Prepare yourselves to laugh uproariously over this post sharing the creepiest author photographs ever captured. It includes such gems as Aldous Huxley (“[s]peaking of people who look like they want to kill you”), H. P. Lovecraft (who looks like he’s “attempting to eat his own lips”) and Shel Silverstein (who appears as if he’s “eaten several [children] already today”).
- The creepy continues with this list celebrating “horror poetry”, which, to be frank, I didn’t realize was even a thing.
- Inject a little political silliness in your day with this excerpt of George A. Walker’s illustrated version of the Lewis Carroll classic The Hunting of the Snark. It’s uncanny the parallels an artist can draw between a nonsense poem written so long ago and contemporary American politics.
- Time travellers assemble! Take a browse through (linguistic) time discovering which words entered the popular vernacular during a given year. You could come up with some cultural commentary on the concerns of society based on these words alone!
- And finally, if you’re wondering who took home a coveted Governor General’s Literary Award this year, here’s the list of winners.
Hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween yesterday! Now that that’s out of the way, brace yourselves for the impending onslaught of the holiday season.
Have courage, friends,