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Halloween Costumes Ideas For The Cheap And Or Broke

I don’t know about you but I fall in the broke category when it comes to this Halloween’s festivities. If you are flat broke or just refuse to spend the ridiculous amount of money costumes cost, here’s a few easy costumes based off of famous literary characters.

 

 

#1 Any Hogwarts student ever

 

Whether you are a Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff all you need for this costume is the black robe of any kind. To let everyone know what house you belong to, accessorize with your house’s colors and if you have any piece of Harry Potter merchandise you are good to go.

 

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#2 Vampire

 

An all-black ensemble would be preferred or literally anything dark out of your closet and some pale makeup and contacts if you have them. And if you want to be Bella Swan, from Twilight just put a blank stare on your face.

 

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#3 Ghost

 

Take a white sheet and cut eye holes into it or cut a bunch of holes if you are going for a Charlie Brown look.

 

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#4 Witch

 

Again any dark clothing will do. Makeup, tights or leggings, grab your broom and wear a fabulous attitude.

 

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#5 Disney Bounding

 

For the many Disney fans out there who want to be literally anyone from the Disney canon and can’t afford a costume Disney bounding is great option. All you have to do is raid your closet and find the color scheme and small pieces to be whatever character you want.

 

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All of these are fun and affordable to do. And hey with all the money you saved you can spend it on the real reason for Halloween⁠—candy!

 

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Library Book Returned 25 Years Late!

The Waverly Council Library took to Twitter to share a note from a patron who returned a copy of Philosophy for Beginners by Richard Osborne…25 YEARS LATE! When they finally returned the book, the patron included a nice handwritten note:

 

 

 

At the rate of 30 cents per day for overdue books, this forgetful library patron would be facing a bill for about $2,700. Luckily for them, most libraries cap fines at $10-20.

 

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Did the borrower take twenty-five-years to finish the book? Did they initially steal it before having a change of heart? Did they just forget about it all this time?

Who knows? One thing’s for sure, Waverly Council Library is just glad to have Philosophy for Beginners back on its shelves. “How could we be mad?” their tweet about the situation reads.

 

 

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We’ve Got The Horses in These Books! 6 Horse Books in Honor of Lil Nas X

Well, it’s official. The Old Town Road remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus is the song of the year as of last night. In honor of Lil Nas X’s win at the VMA’s, we’re serving up a hot list of the best books about horses. Go ahead and take these books to the old town road, and read until you can’t no more.

The Black Stallion by Walter Farley

 

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I got the horses in the back // Horse tack is attached…

 

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

 

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…Got the boots that’s black to match…

 

 

The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

 

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…Ridin’ on a horse, ha // You can whip your Porsche…

 

The Red Pony by John Steinbeck

 

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…Can’t nobody tell me nothin’ // You can’t tell me nothin’…

 

 

My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara

 

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…Cowboy hat from Gucci // Wrangler on my booty…

 

Chosen by a Horse: A Memoir by Susan Richards

 

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…Yeah, I’m gonna take my horse to the old town road // I’m gonna ride ’til I can’t no more…

 

 

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It’s Dog Day! Here’s 8 Quotes About Dogs to Melt Your Heart

August 26th is officially International Dog Day! So here are seven of the most heartfelt literary quotes to celebrate all our furry friends.

 

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1  – Milan Kundera, author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being

 

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”

 

2 – Josh Billings, Author of Old Farmer’s Allminax

 

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”

 

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3 – Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island

 

“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.

 

4 – Dean Koontz, Author of Watchers

 

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.”

 

 

5 – Emily Dickinson, Poet Known for “‘hope’ Is a thing with Feathers”

 

“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”

 

6 – Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything is Illuminated

 

“Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?”

 

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7 – Plato, author of The Republic

 

“A dog has the soul of a philosopher.”

 

8 – Orhan Pamuk, author of My Name is red

 

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”

 

 

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