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And Then There Were None

And Then There Were NoneAnd Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ten little soldier boys went out to dine; 
One choked his little self and then there were Nine.
Nine little soldier boys sat up very late; 
One overslept himself and then there were Eight.
Eight little soldier boys traveling in Devon;
 One said he’d stay there and then there were Seven.
Seven little soldier boys chopping up sticks; 
One chopped himself in halves and then there were Six.
Six little soldier boys playing with a hive; 
A bumble bee stung one and then there were Five.
Five little soldier boys going in for law; 
One got into chancery and then there were Four.
Four little soldier boys going out to sea;
 A red herring swallowed one and then there were Three.
Three little soldier boys walking in the Zoo;
 A big bear hugged one and then there were Two.
Two little soldier boys sitting in the sun;
 One got frizzled up and then there was One.
One little soldier boy left all alone; 
He went and hanged himself
And then there were None. Continue reading “And Then There Were None”

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The Halloween Tree

The Halloween TreeThe Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was such a perfect little book to help foster the Halloween spirit.

Ray Bradbury is a master of atmosphere. One of the most atmospheric Halloween books I’ve ever read is Something Wicked This Way Comes, and this tiny book spins just a compelling a spell. Bradbury just had an amazing grasp on what makes Halloween special. It’s a little dated, but in my opinion that just upped the nostalgia factor. Continue reading “The Halloween Tree”

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