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Last month, we posted September’s Book to Read in the Tub: Gone Girl. This month, we want to share a spooky book in the spirit of Halloween. It is October after all; you have to read something scary! So grab this paperback and relax with some bubble bath. Remember to leave the lights on!

October’s Book to Read in the Tub is Horns by Joe Hill. Horns tells the story of Ig Perrish. Following the murder of his girlfriend Merrin Williams, Ig wakes up from a crazy drunken night. When he touches his head, he realizes he has grown devil’s horns. Suddenly, Ig also has a supernatural power. For some reason, people feel the need to tell him their deepest and darkest secrets. When Ig touches people, he can influence them to act out their dark desires. Will Ig be able to use his new-found power to find out who killed Merrin?

About Joe Hill

Joe Hill is the son of the famous horror novel author Stephen King. However, Hill found success before he revealed his identity. He was awarded the Bram Stoker Award in 2005 for Best Fiction Collection for his anthology of short stories, 20th Century Ghosts. He is also a recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship and the William L. Crawford Award for Best New Fantasy Writer of 2006. Horns was published in 2010 and nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel. Joe Hill has a Tumblr, Joe Hill’s Thrills, where he talks about interviewing other authors and essays for writers. He also posts stills from Horns and shares quotes and thoughts on popular culture.

Interesting Facts

-Horns has been made into a motion picture, produced by Red Granite Pictures and Mandalay Pictures. The movie was directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors), written by Keith Bunin and stars Daniel Radcliffe as Ig and Juno Temple as Marrin. It comes out on Halloween of 2014.

-Joe Hill is the son of author Stephen King.

Our Favorite Quotes from Horns

“You think you know someone. But mostly you just know what you want to know.”

“I want you to remember what was good in me, not what was most awful. The people you love should be allowed to keep their worst to themselves.”

“I will be waiting by candlelight in our tree house of the mind.”

Books like Horns

-Other books from Joe Hill include Heart-Shaped Box, NOS4A2, 20th Century Ghosts and the comic books Locke & Key and Wraith.

-A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

-The Stand by Stephen King

-Seed by Ania Ahlborn

-Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge

Perhaps your hair is dried out from going to the beach all summer. Or, you may have spent the week moving or sitting on a long plane ride. Maybe your hair is dried out from regular dying, blow drying or straightening. Don’t worry, relief is near. (While you’re treating your hair, you may also want to check out our post on Summer Skin Treatments.)

Natural remedies contain fewer chemicals and are more affordable than professional hair products. They’re also more convenient to use when you run out of hair products than running to the store. In fact, you can use everyday groceries to moisturize your hair.

Lotion. You can use everyday lotion to moisturize your hair. Read the bottle. Do not use it if it contains denatured alcohol. Do use it if it contains water, cetyl alcohol or glycerin and cetaryl.

Mayonnaise. Get that jar of mayo out of the fridge. It’s time to treat your hair. Mayonnaise contains fat and the right pH level for moisturizing hair. Massage it into the scalp and wash it out after five minutes.

Maple Syrup. Put those pancakes down. Mix maple syrup with some water and rub it on the ends of your hair. Then, put your hair up in a bun and no one will be able to tell it’s covered in syrup.

Honey. Honey is a natural humectants and will do wonders for your hair. Just massage it into clean hair, let it sit for twenty minutes and rinse it out in the shower. You can even modify this by adding some olive oil or milk. The olive oil will remove dirt. Treat your hair with honey every 30 days for results.

Butter or Yogurt. Don’t finish the whole tub of yogurt. Save some of that good protein for your hair. Cover your hair in butter or yogurt, let it sit and then wash it out.

Egg. Crack open a raw egg and rub the egg yolk and egg white into your hair. Let it sit in for twenty minutes and then was hit with cool water. Make sure not to use hot water. Treat your hair with egg every 30 days. The proteins in the egg yolk will keep your hair moisturized and healthy.

What are your favorite natural hair treatments?

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