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Strange Happenings in February

February 1st

Imbolc, the halfway point to spring, is a new National holiday in the Republic of Ireland.

February 2nd

The Tinder Swindler streaming on Netflix.

“Posing as a wealthy, jet-setting diamond mogul, he wooed women online then conned them out of millions of dollars. Now some victims plan for payback.”

Start of the Winter Olympics. The opening ceremony is February 4th, but some events for curling and luge start early, and are streaming on Peacock.

February 8th

Jawbone by Mónica Ojeda on shelves.

“Interweaving pop culture references and horror concepts drawn from Herman Melville, H. P. Lovecraft, and anonymous ‘creepypastas,’ Jawbone is an ominous, multivocal novel that explores the terror inherent in the pure potentiality of adolescence and the fine line between desire and fear.” (Coffee House Press)

February 15th

Lupergalia, a Roman pagan holiday from which Valentine’s Day borrows some symbolism from.

The Lake of the Dead by André Bjerke on shelves.

“Voted the all-time best Norwegian thriller, and its atmospheric 1958 film adaptation is regarded as one of Norway’s best films. This new translation is the first-ever American publication of Bjerke’s classic, which features an unusual mixture of murder mystery and supernatural horror that will keep readers guessing until the thrilling conclusion.” (Valancourt Books)

February 16th

Full moon. The full moon in February is typically known as the Snow Moon, because February is usually the month with the most snowfall.

February 18th

Downfall: The Case Against Boeing streaming on Netflix

“Investigators reveal how Boeing’s alleged priority of profit over safety could have contributed to two catastrophic crashes within months of each other.”

February 22nd

Beneath The Stairs by Jennifer Fawcett on shelves.

“A woman returns to her hometown after her childhood friend attempts suicide at a local haunted house—the same place where a traumatic incident shattered their lives twenty years ago.” (Atria Books)

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