I bet you have the song stuck in your head now.  You're welcome.  My question is are you thinking the original, McDonald's, or Team Fortress 2?

Well, in case you don't have the song stuck in your head, here's the "Meet the Pyro" video from Team Fortress 2 (Warning: video game gore and twisted humor)


So, it's October.  That means I get to do my Halloween inspired book display.  I decided against doing "So you think you can seance?" or "What a witch!" settling with the this post's title as theme.

I swear I did not intend for yet another display that could include Harry Potter.

For this one I went for books on magic, magicians, witches, paranormal, and general paranatural.  In other words, I have a display that I get to put as much fantasy on it as I want.  If anything, the challenge became in limiting the fantasy titles.


Interestingly, several people asked why I did a display with so many fantasy titles for October, since apparently November is the month for fantasy books?  ~shrugs~


Regardless, this display was loads of fun to assemble (and refill as the books went out), and there are so many more books I could have included.  I focused mostly on books with magic casters and ghosts, leaning away from shapeshifters, fae, etc.  I had to draw the line somewhere...

So, for your enjoyment, books that cycled through the display:

  • The life and many deaths of Harry Houdini / Ruth Brandon
  • Escape! : The story of the great Houdini / Sid Fleischman
  • Born of illusion / Teri Brown
  • The magicians / Lev Grossman
  • The night circus / Erin Morgenstern
  • Alif : the unseen / G. Willow Wilson
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell / Susanna Clarke
  • The Last Dragonslayer / Jasper Fforde
  • Dorko the magnificent / Andrea Beaty
  • The Amulet of Samarkand / Jonathan Stroud
  • Broken Homes / Ben Aaronvitch
  • The truth / Terry Pratchett
  • The witches / Roald Dahl
  • The witches of Eastwick / John Updike
  • The widows of Eastwick / John Updike
  • Wicked business / Janet Evanovich
  • At the mountains of madness : and other tales of terror / H. P. Lovecraft
  • Jinx / Meg Cabot
  • Mark Wilson's complete course in magic / Mark Wilson
  • The Salem witch trials / Laura Marvel (ed)
  • Salem witch judge : the life and repentance of Samuel Sewall / Eve LaPlante
  • A history of spiritualism and the occult in Salem : the rise of Witch City / Maggi Smith-Dalton
  • Death of an empire : the rise and murderous fall of Salem, America's richest city / Robert Booth
  • The encyclopedia of the occult : a compendium of information on the occult sciences, occult personalities, psychic science, magic, spiritualism and mysticism / Lewis Spence
  • Ghosts of New England / Hans Holzer
  • Not in Kansas anymore : a curious tale of how magic is transforming America / Christine Wicker
  • I am legend / Richard Matheson
  • Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone / J. K. Rowling
  • Side jobs : stories from the Dresden Files / Jim Butcher
  • Uprooted / Naomi Novik
  • Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the west / Gregory Maguire
  • 77 Shadow Street / Dean Koontz
  • More scary stories to tell in the dark / Alvin Schwartz
  • Enchantment / Orson Scott Card
  • Heart Shaped Box / Joe Hill
  • Magic Time / Marc Scott Zicree & Barbara Hambly
  • Anya's ghost / Vera Brosgol
  • Dorothy must die / Danielle Paige
  • Ghostwalk / Rebecca Scott
  • April Witch / Majgull Axelsson
  • The witch of Portobello / Paulo Coelho
Source: http://libromancersapprentice.blogspot.com/2015/10/book-display-do-you-believe-in-magic.html