October 1book140 Nominations Begin: Scary Books

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As longtime 1book140 readers already know, we've got more than a few fans of horror fiction among us. I always said we'd get around to picking a representative of this time-honored (Poe, anyone?) genre. Halloween offers us our best opportunity yet. (If you're new to our book club, and find all this terribly confusing, please go here for a quick primer.)

So give us your creepy, your bone-chilling, your most wonderfully wretched nominations from now through Friday, 5 pm EST. Name the title and author in the comments below. We'll choose someone to choose the shortlist this weekend (perhaps a certain celebrity author would be interested), then we'll vote on a finalist early next week. Happy reading, bookies.

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Jeff Howe is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard. More

Jeff Howe is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He previously worked as a contributing editor at Wired Magazine, where he covered the media and entertainment industries. In June 2006 he published "The Rise of Crowdsourcing" in Wired. In September 2008 he published a book on the subject for Random House. The book has been translated into 11 languages. Before coming to Wired in 2001 he was a senior editor at Inside.com and a writer at the Village Voice. In his 20 years as a journalist he has traveled around the world working on stories ranging from the impending water crisis in Central Asia to the implications of gene patenting. He has written for Time, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children.

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