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The book club of your weird, spooky dreams...

Find your next weird, horror, spooky, spacey, should-be-more-popular read with Aurelien!

Email spookysistersbookclub@gmail.com and tell me about your favorite weird read that more people should know about

Spooky Sisters Book Club Spooky Aurelien

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The book club of your weird, spooky dreams...

Find your next weird, horror, spooky, spacey, should-be-more-popular read with Aurelien!

Email spookysistersbookclub@gmail.com and tell me about your favorite weird read that more people should know about

    After midnight: The Night Cyclist by Stephen Graham Jones

    After midnight: The Night Cyclist by Stephen Graham Jones

    "Creatures of the night, they get along just fine in the darkness."
     
    Happy new year, spooky friends! Join Aurelien for a dark modern horror tale of unconventional friendship,  the beauty of the night, and some light murder: "The Night Cyclist" by Stephen Graham Jones (2016). 
     
    Read the story on Tor.com: https://www.tor.com/2016/09/21/the-night-cyclist/ Find more from Stephen Graham Jones: https://www.demontheory.net/ --
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    • 16 min
    Flash Fiction Featurette, vol 2!

    Flash Fiction Featurette, vol 2!

    "I asked how many days it took before she was aware of the ghost."
     
    It’s time for another flash fiction roundup! Join Aurelien for a quick tour of the latest sweet, spooky, supernatural, super weird, and, of course, super short fiction she's loved lately. No spoilers! 
     
    "Not the Pizza Girl" by Michelle Ann King: https://everydayfiction.com/not-the-pizza-girl-by-michelle-ann-king/ "Ghost Collecting" by Sheila Massie: http://flashfictiononline.com/main/article/ghost-collecting/ "Larry" by Elsa Richardson-Bach: http://flashfictiononline.com/main/article/larry/ "How to Confront the Sphinx Haunting Your Garden" by Alexei Collier: http://flashfictiononline.com/main/article/sphinx --
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    • 7 min
    Spooky shelf: Aurelien's to-read horror

    Spooky shelf: Aurelien's to-read horror

    This week for book club, let's go on a spooky tour of Aurelien's horror shelf, from teen witches and the perils of friendship, to creepy haunted houses, dark family secrets, and suspenseful short stories. No spoilers!
     
    "A Head Full of Ghosts" by Paul Tremblay “And the Trees Crept In” by Dawn Kurtagich “The Twisted Ones” by T. Kingfisher “The Scapegracers” by Hannah Abigail Clarke “The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires” by Grady Hendrix “Slasher Girls & Monster Boys” edited by April Genevieve Tucholke “The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares” by Joyce Carol Oates  
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    • 11 min
    Welcome home: Open House on Haunted Hill by John Wiswell

    Welcome home: Open House on Haunted Hill by John Wiswell

    “Haunting is an art.”
     
    Find us in the secret room for a hauntingly good time with "Open House on Haunted Hill" (2020) by John Wiswell. Autumn isn't only spooks and screams; it's also about loneliness, change, and the warmth of home. Warning: this story might melt your horror-loving heart. 
     
    Read the story: http://www.diabolicalplots.com/dp-fiction-64a-open-house-on-haunted-hill-by-john-wiswell/
     
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    • 9 min
    Forever autumn: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

    Forever autumn: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

    "What fearful shapes and shadows beset his path amidst the dim and ghastly glare of a snowy night!"
     
    Let's meet at the spooky old church for book club to talk about a classic American ghost story: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820) by Washington Irving. Featuring superb descriptions of fall foliage, an excellent spooky atmosphere, and ghostly, mysterious ending, this story will immerse you in autumn. 
     
    And if you can't get enough Sleepy Hollow, check out the latest episode of of Film on the Rocks: https://pca.st/zobwnl5i
     
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    • 18 min
    Hidden depths (2/2): Sphere by Michael Crichton

    Hidden depths (2/2): Sphere by Michael Crichton

    “Terror can fill any space.”
     
    It's time for book club, and for the exciting conclusion of Michael Crichton's "Sphere" (1987)! Packed with thrills, chills, and more giant squid than you can shake a stick at, Aurelien covers the second half of this mysterious scifi adventure. This episode is full of spoilers!
     
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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thedmeister1 ,

Calm & Spooky

This show is a quick getaway with great reads to consider. An insightful host that asks the best questions of what she reads, Aurelien has a soothing and inviting demeanor. Highly recommend!

DudeWhoListens ,

Super easy to listen to!

These gals are super professional yet fun. I listened to their The Haunting of Hill House episode because I love that book and they nailed it! Super easy listening and great in depth analysis. Great show keep it up!
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Hey, Adam Payne! ,

Solidarity In Weirdness

This podcast rules. I love that the hostesses cover things from horror to scifi and are open to any subject matter that leans weird or spooky. The conversational pacing and the fact that you can enjoy the hostesses are having fun and genuinely enjoy discussing the material make it listenable for all, and if I wanted to blow up their spot I’d recommend it to everyone... but as all witches know, if you’re not spooky you cannot sit with us.

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