The Friday 56, #33: Scary Stories Treasury

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.


Then he said, ‘May I carry your basket?’

She handed it to him. From under the cloth, a small voice said, ‘That’s very nice of you.’ and that was followed by wild laughter.

Sam was so startled that he dropped the basket–and out rolled a woman’s head.”

When I was a kid I loved Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz and the two sequels that followed, so I tracked down a copy of Scary Stories Treasury from the library which is a collection of all three books. Reading through these stories, I can see how some would have scared me as a kid, but I mostly noticed they’re actually kind of silly which is great really. Between you in me, I think the scariest part about these books are the illustrations, and it’s been fun to take a walk down memory lane.


21 thoughts on “The Friday 56, #33: Scary Stories Treasury

  1. That illustration is definitely terrifying! I love ghost stories though and I hadn’t heard about these yet, so maybe I should check them out in time for Halloween! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ Hope you have a good weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words


    1. These were really popular books in the 90s and I remember begging my mom to buy them for me. The illustrations are what I remember the most, just looking at them is enough to keep me up at night.


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