5 Ghost Stories to Read on Christmas Eve

5 Ghost Stories to Read on Christmas Eve

Though we might not readily associate ghost stories with Christmas Eve and winter celebrations, it was actually a very common practice to tell scary tales during the 19th century and even earlier on than that. For a number of reasons, some of which can be cited back to Puritan ancestry, this story telling tradition fell out of practice in America. I, however, am a horror story buff, and I will look for any excuse to spin a scary yarn with friends and family.   Here are five ghost stories to read on Christmas Eve.     1. A Christmas Carol   …

5 Books Inspired By Greek Mythology

5 Books Inspired By Greek Mythology

Greek mythology has a very special place in western culture. We see it in architecture, in art, and in the stories that inspire us. Terminology like a person’s “Achille’s heel” is so commonly accepted in the English vernacular that we don’t often give it a second thought. This mythos is ever present, and it acts as a creative muse (pun intended) to writers everywhere, and when there are stories that showcase Greek mythology in new and fun ways, those stories should be shared and explored.   Here are five stories that resonate with Greek mythology:     1. Circe   image …

7 Nostalgic Spooky Stories to Put You in the Halloween Mood

7 Nostalgic Spooky Stories to Put You in the Halloween Mood

One of the major themes of books and movies this year seems to be nostalgia. Everyone is constantly looking for a hint of that childhood magic and mystery, and with Halloween coming up, it’s a perfect time to revisit some of our favorite scary stories reminiscent of elementary and middle school Halloween parties. Here’s a list of seven of our favorite childhood spooks.   1. The Black cat by edgar allan poe   Image via dreadcentral   There are so many perfectly disturbing Poe stories that are suitable for Halloween, most of which feature themes of delusion, madness, and all-around creepy vibes. The …

New Teen Book Is Guide To Taking The First Steps To Be Gay And Proud

New Teen Book Is Guide To Taking The First Steps To Be Gay And Proud

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Every young person needs some advice sometimes, especially if you’re dealing with your own sexual identity and don’t know where to turn for help. Luckily, that’s where a new book by Riyadh Khalaf is here to help with that. According to Washington Blade the book is entitled Yay! You’re Gay! Now What?    Image via Blade In it, Riyadh offers advice to teens who admit they’ve been feeling ‘different’ than other kids. The author was quoted as saying he wants to realize young people can see that being gay is actually a “gift” and hopes this book will serve as a handy …

Cardi B Says She’s Going to Write a Book!

Cardi B Says She’s Going to Write a Book!

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Complex reports that Cardi B is going to be writing a book! On Sunday, the twenty-six-year-old rapper did an Instagram live and defended herself against those who seek to undermine her due to her Bronx upbringing.   https://www.instagram.com/p/BvX6RvCHhhy/   “Let me tell you something,” Cardi said. “I am a rapper. I am a bitch that came from the streets, that came to the industry. I wasn’t a Disney channel star. I wasn’t a nun. I wasn’t a saint.”   She ended the live by stating, “Y’all don’t gotta worry about it, y’all don’t gotta tell my story,” Cardi said. “Want to know why y’all …