Creepy Colorful Christmas
I need to stop saying I’ll *never* do something. I said I’d never embrace ebooks; I loved my old-fashioned paper and canvas books, dammit, and technology could never replicate the magic holding a book in my hands brings. ‘They’ll never succeed,” I said on more than one occasion, “until they can create an ebook reader you can curl up with comfortably in bed!” Then I received a Nook as a present and I absolutely adore it. Yes, I CAN curl up with it in bed, and yes it DOES have the same magic as a regular book. I also said I’d never pay ten dollars or better for a coloring book, even an “adult” coloring book. Then I came across my Dracula coloring book and not only did I buy it, I bought a bunch of colored pencils to use with it. Now I’m going to have to buy yet ANOTHER such coloring book, MR. SAM SHEARON’S CREEPY CHRISTMAS: A MERRY MACABRE COLORING BOOK.
Featured in this book are to-be-colorized-by-you depictions of Krampus, the Scandinavian Yule Cat, and the Wendigo, among numerous others, and each picture has an accompanying poem. Not every drawing comes from established folklore—there is no tradition of “rabid reindeer” in any country’s mythology, although there probably should be—but even the silly ones sound like fun. *sigh* This means I’m gonna need more colored pencils, too.