Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Bash: Dead Celebrity Costumes

Halloween is almost here! This has been the cool year for celebrity deaths, inspiring plenty of great costume ideas!

Edgar Allan Poe

Virginia Woolf

Miguel de Cervantes

Thursday, October 22, 2009

More Costumes from our Favorite Writers:

Here's another sneak peek at what to expect this Halloween:

Joyce Carol Oates and Flannery O'Connor

And here's a snapshot from LM's 2008 Halloween Bash, when absolutely everyone went as Sarah Palin--how embarrassing!

John Milton, Christine de Pisan, Charles Dickens, Lao Tzu

Thursday, October 15, 2009

LM's Halloween Countdown!

It's October, and that means that it's almost time for our annual Halloween Bash! A few of our fabulous writers are already working on their costumes:

The Venerable Bede

Dorothy Parker

Stay tuned for more updates!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Becoming a Better Jane

Literary Makeovers was first formed according to one guiding principal: that Jane Austen could use some freaking help. That's one reason we're delighted with these new books: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Because not only did Jane Austen desperately need a makeover, her work did, too! I mean, have you ever read it? We haven't. But these two books totally look like improvements. Nobody wants to read about a bunch of English people sitting around drinking tea and listening to Oasis or whatever. But when you add monsters--that's a story!

We salute the geniuses behind these spooktacular Austen makeovers. We've also come up with a few ideas of our own, using things that terrify us--just in time for Halloween!