After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

It was a dark and stormy night... Month o' Creepy Reading 2010


Halloween may be my favorite holiday. Just the shear "funness" of it makes me smile, knowing it's coming up. Tramping through the pumpkin patch, looking for that perfect pumpkin. The slight chill in the air (and yes, all those people who give me grief about not liking the cold, I'm a Florida boy, remember, but I can appreciate the crispness of autumn) and sipping hot apple cider. Putting up the decorations. Buying candy for trick or treaters. Eating the candy. Buying more candy. It's a great time of year!

There are so many great creepy books out there that I decided this year I'm devoting the month of October to them; the books that keep you up at night, not just because they're good but because you don't want to turn the light off, just in case the Thing Under The Bed finally decides to come out and grab you.

My reading selections so far are:
  • Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge
  • The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb
  • Ghost Stories by Edith Wharton
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Neverland by Douglas Clegg
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  • The Fall by Guillermo del Toro
  • Horns by Joe Hill
  • Necroscope by Brian Lumley

Do I think I'll get through all of these? Maybe. Some of them are fairly short. If I don't, I don't, but at least I know I've got a good selection to sufficiently creep me out for the entire month.

Do you plan on reading anything creepy this month? Post a comment and let us know!

Happy (creepy) reading!

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