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Strange Happenings in April

April 1st

NaPoWriMo begins today. If you want to join in on this month long challenge, visit the unofficial homepage. Creator Maureen Thorson provides daily prompts and ideas for participating poets.

April 6th

The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon on shelves. This book has such an interesting premise, it’s definitely going on my TBR.

“Growing up, Lex and Jax were inseparable, spending summers at their grandmother’s estate in Vermont, known for its underground springs rumored to grant wishes … but also take things in return. When Lex dies in the pool, Jax returns home and begins to learn more about the house’s supernatural history, including the story of a woman in 1929 desperate to have a baby.”

April 7th

This is a Robbery: World’s Biggest Art Heist streaming on Netflix. “In 1990, two men dressed as cops con their way into a Boston museum and steal a fortune in art.”

I’m really looking forward to this deep dive into the case, having been to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum many times.

April 17

International Haiku Poetry Day Dedicated by the Haiku Foundation to celebrate the ancient poetry form.

National Bat Appreciation Day. A great reason to watch Netflix’s Night on Earth docu-series, in which bats pop up in more than one episode.

April 20th

Lovesickness by Junji Ito on shelves.

“Ryusuke returns to the town he once lived in because rumors are swirling about girls killing themselves after encountering a bewitchingly handsome young man. Harboring his own secret from time spent in this town, Ryusuke attempts to capture the beautiful boy and close the case, but…

Starting with the strikingly bloody “Lovesickness,” this volume collects ten stories showcasing horror master Junji Ito in peak form, including “The Strange Hikizuri Siblings” and “The Rib Woman.”

April 26th

Full Moon

April 30th

Walpugis Night

According to Wikipedia, “Saint Walpurga was hailed by the Christians of Germany for battling “pest, rabies and whooping cough, as well as against witchcraft… In parts of Northern Europe, people continue to light bonfires on Saint Walpurga’s Eve in order to ward off evil spirits and witches.”

Many Halloween enthusiasts celebrate this day as the half way mark to Halloween by watching spooky movies and starting to plan their Halloween celebrations.

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