Pflugerville Public Library TeenSpace

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Can’t get enough of these horror shows? Put down the remote and pick up one of these books.
If you like American Horror Story: Coven, then read:
Deliverance from Evil by Frances Hill - This book takes you back to the place where it all began, Salem.
Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau by Martha Ward - Delve into the world of the real Marie Laveau.
The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike - The story of three witches and their relationship with a mysterious man. It’s more satire than horror, but should still satisfy AHS: Coven fans. 
If you like Bates Motel then read (besides Psycho, of course): 
Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin - Like Psycho, this classic horror novel was successfully adapted for film. It has also been slated for an upcoming TV miniseries. 
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris - Ed Gein, a real-life serial killer, served as inspiration for Norman Bates and The Silence of the Lambs' pursued murderer, Buffalo Bill.
Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates - If you watch Bates Motel because you’re interested in what creates a serial killer, then this book is for you. Joyce Carol Oates deftly explores the topic with her psychotic protagonist. 
If you like The Walking Dead, then read (in addition to the graphic novels, obvs):
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick - The story of a 17-year-old girl’s fight to survive after a disaster kills most people and causes others to either become zombies or gain strange powers.
The Serpent and the Rainbow by Wade Davis - Real zombies?!
Zone One by Colson Whitehead - Another take on the zombie apocalypse trope. This book follows a member of a civilian team sent to resettle Manhattan after a zombie plague.
Any titles you would add to these lists?
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marioncolibraries:

Can’t get enough of these horror shows? Put down the remote and pick up one of these books.

If you like American Horror Story: Coven, then read:

Deliverance from Evil by Frances Hill - This book takes you back to the place where it all began, Salem.

Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau by Martha Ward - Delve into the world of the real Marie Laveau.

The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike - The story of three witches and their relationship with a mysterious man. It’s more satire than horror, but should still satisfy AHS: Coven fans. 

If you like Bates Motel then read (besides Psycho, of course): 

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin - Like Psycho, this classic horror novel was successfully adapted for film. It has also been slated for an upcoming TV miniseries

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris - Ed Gein, a real-life serial killer, served as inspiration for Norman Bates and The Silence of the Lambs' pursued murderer, Buffalo Bill.

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates - If you watch Bates Motel because you’re interested in what creates a serial killer, then this book is for you. Joyce Carol Oates deftly explores the topic with her psychotic protagonist. 

If you like The Walking Deadthen read (in addition to the graphic novels, obvs):

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick - The story of a 17-year-old girl’s fight to survive after a disaster kills most people and causes others to either become zombies or gain strange powers.

The Serpent and the Rainbow by Wade Davis - Real zombies?!

Zone One by Colson Whitehead - Another take on the zombie apocalypse trope. This book follows a member of a civilian team sent to resettle Manhattan after a zombie plague.

Any titles you would add to these lists?


The Prayer

Dear Lord,

Long, long ago, I came to you tired

Thou has fed my spirit, and thou has cleansed my soul

And what I desired, thou did intend to hear it

And find more  ways to make me whole.

Thou has told me that I have the power to speak softly…

Yet people will hear it and LISTEN

I put this saying in a position

Higher than the rest.

Think… YOU LORD

Most never hear, but would never test

The thoughts thou has ingrained in es-

Sence.

And since thou have fed my spirit,

Let me give you some food for thought…

Gluttony!!

A deadly sin that thou has bestowed upon me!

My creativity spans farther than even thou would care to admit.

And a brash boldness, brought about from struggling to be

 whole, to being second on the hierarchy.

Thou has fed me so much that I command… more!

A second position doesn’t fill me with joy and happiness.

Instead, it instills within me longing and bitterness,

A bitterness thou cannot shake like a thorn in thou’s crown,

Or a tumor, down in the pit of thou’s expansive mind.

It is time for a new direction!

No more of the same “Yes men”.

That need shepherds because they are mindless,

Lacking depth.

So, with that being said,

I give thou fair warning, so thou can commonly sense options

And access thou’s thoughtssss…

But, never take it personal.

Thou cleansed my soul, thou fed my spirit (spoiled it even)

I came to thou tired with what I desired,

Yet thou still desired to hear it, even after so long, long ago

As thou are right now, my dear lord.

-Pflugerville Public Library Teen Poetry Contest submission


What You Couldn’t See

You were similar to a butterfly

in the way that you couldn’t see

the beauty of your wings.

And I tried to tell you that you were lovely

but you had weeds in your head

that grew and grew and grew

until vines sprouted out your ears.

They wrapped themselves around your head

and covered your eyes and your ears.

You couldn’t see the galaxies in your eyes,

or the light shining through the cracks of your ribs

from the stars that are inside of your chest.

You couldn’t hear your voice that sounded like silk,

or the musical chime of your laugh

that sounded like everyone’s favorite song.

So promise me that you will learn to garden

and pull the weeds out of your mind,

planting roses in their place.

Promise me you will uncover the universe that

resides inside of you.

-Pflugerville Public Library Teen Poetry Contest submission


A Tear

A tear.
Why does it have to be this way?
Many different emotions it can display.
It’s made with water from within,
fragments of your soul
well mixed in.
Does it mean sadness?
Does it mean ache?
Does it mean joy?
Does it mean fear?
Did you travel back in your memories?
Is it fear for the future to come?
Too many emotions it can display.
Why tear do you have to be this way?
Is it possible to explain?
Or do I have to stay the way?
With too many emotions to explain.

-Pflugerville Public Library Teen Poetry Contest submission


Untitled

Rain falls from the heavens above,

The tears of angles.

The sky is dark,

Gray are the clouds,

But sweet is the air.

The scent of rain fills the nose.

The chill of the wind blows by.

The showers are soft,

But leave a powerful rhythm;

A hymn to the skies!

The song is relaxing,

It soothes the soul.

The sweet sound of beating rain,

Does not compare to any other music.

Thunder rumbles in the distance,

It rolls across the hills,

And sings an opera.

Oh! The rain,

How gently it falls,

And how softly it does beat.

Extraordinary is the rain,

That falls from the heavens above!

- Pflugerville Public Library Teen Poetry Contest submission


Books you might not know are being turned into movies

inbetweenfictionandreality:

Done deal

  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • Eleanor and Park
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone
  • The 5th Wave
  • Paper Towns
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Strong Possibilites

  • Uglies (TV show)
  • Gone (TV show)
  • Legend

Weak possibilities

  • The Summer I Turned Pretty (TV show)

Got any more?


In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Cornelius Fudge tells the Prime Minister that the previous one “tried to throw him out the window.” HBP is set in 1996, the PM was John Major. Before him it was Margaret Thatcher.

tygridia:

hi-from-me:

fauxgingerwithasoul:

MARGARET THATCHER TRIED TO THROW THE MINISTER OF MAGIC OUT THE WINDOW.

SHE WASN’T CALLED THE IRON LADY FOR NOTHING.

I’m sure at least for 20 years we will continue to find minor details like this about Harry Potter series

Guys, you just made my day… I’m going to laugh for a whole week thanks