Tonight is THE night for the dead to crawl out of the underworld and roam the streets. Where are the best places to celebrate both in the US and around the world?
In the USA
Sleepy Hollow, New York. As home of Washington Irving’s chilling tale about a headless horseman who terrorizes a school teacher, Sleepy Hollow takes its creepy reputation very seriously. A month of festivities include 7,000 hand carved jack –o-lanterns, cemetery tours, and dramatic retellings of the famous story.
This summer The Seattle Public Library, in partnership with Seattle Arts & Lectures, is excited to offer a summer reading program for adults called Summer Book Bingo! In order to help you along on your quest to complete your bingo sheet, we have pulled together some book suggestions based on each category. Follow this series throughout the summer!
I want to travel everywhere. I know this isn’t true for everyone so I’ll try to recommend a variety of books to select from to fill this Bingo square. Just keep in mind, the sky isn’t even a limit when it comes to this square.
My first book will take us all over the United States. Travels with Casey by Benoit Denizet-Lewis is a nonfiction book about following the author around as he travels with his dog Casey. They meet an eclectic host of people and their dogs. It is full of fun facts and anecdotes. For example, the author feels that he is a let down to his dog and is hoping to bond with Casey during this trip. So if you’ve ever wanted to travel anywhere in the U.S. and you like dogs, this might be the book for you. Continue reading “Book Bingo: Set Somewhere You’ve Always Wanted to Visit”
Winter’s arrival makes me consider visiting places unlike Seattle. My kind of trip is exploring what’s unique about a place and its history. And having some relaxation time. For my next trip I’m dreaming of a warm or tropical place or just getting far away. In seeking out some books, a few even look like they could be setting the stage for some wilder travel than I’m typically known for doing.
One of the many great things about reading a book is that it can take you anywhere. Can’t squeeze in a vacation to China? Read a book and follow the characters down alleyways in Shanghai or to a temple in Beijing. Combine those foreign landscapes with a good mystery and you get a fully immersive experience! Here are a few mysteries that will whisk you away to an exotic location.
Take your pick from books set in India, Turkey or Israel. Not only will The Case of the Deadly Butter Chickenby Tamil Hall immerse you in Indian culture, it also includes recipes. In Body Count by Barbara Nadel, we follow two detectives trying to track down a serial killer in the narrow streets of Istanbul. In Murder in Jerusalemby Batya Gur, superintendent Ohayon must track a killer through Israel’s official television station.