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Spring Into Horror Read-a-Thon

The Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon is almost here! It’s coming to put some scare in your Spring on Monday, April 28 at 12:00am CST through Sunday, May 4 at 11:59pm CST (adjust times according to your time zone). Now don’t let the word ‘horror’ scare you away. You only have to read one scary book during the duration of the read-a-thon.

Possible Reads

The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Six Alarums
  • The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Six edited by Ellen Datlow (an ARC)
  • Abra-Cadaver by Matt Drabble (from my Indie pile) DNF – Phooey!
  • Alarums by Richard Laymon or The Haunt by J.N. Williamson (from my TBR pile)
  • Short Story: “The Man in the Woods” by Shirley Jackson (a previously unpublished story that’s currently available in The New Yorker)
  • Short Story: “The Barnum Museum” by Steven Millhauser for Deal Me In

No specific goal. Just aiming to get some reading done. 🙂

(‘Course, now that I’ve listed these I totally want to read everything else!)


Book: Pandemonium, pg. 17-25, Best Horror of the Year, 134-157, “The Man in the Woods” ~10
# Pages Read: 43
# Pages Read Total: 359

Book: A Feast for Crows, pg. 255-279, “The Barnum Museum”, pg. 73-91
# Pages Read: 44
# Pages Read Total: 316

Book: Abracadanger, pg. 1-138, Pandemonium: Further Explorations into the World of Clive Barker, pg. 4-16
# Pages Read: 151
# Pages Read Total: 272

Book: Best Horror of the Year, pg. 76-133
# Pages Read: 58
# Pages Read Total: 121
Notes: More of a reading-oriented day, mostly because my body was being annoying. While The Best Horror of the Year has provided some good stories, I find anthologies slow-going. I pepped up my stack with a visit to Open Library. Reading a Choose Your Own Adventure, which is a lot of fun.

Book: Best Horror of the Year, pg. 50-75
# Pages Read: 26
# Pages Read Total: 63
Notes: Had a disjointed “meh” kind of day.

Book: Alarums, pg. 1-10
# Pages Read: 10
# Pages Read Total: 37
Notes: After kicking ass in most things (though not reading) on Monday, I totally lost control of Tuesday. I blame screwing around with the new Firefox for way too long.

Book: Abra-Cadaver, 5%, Magic and Mystery by Joseph Dunninger and Harry Houdini, pg. 52-61
# Pages Read: 27
# Pages Read Total: 27
Notes: Abra-Cadaver was just not doing it for me. Since today is Dunninger’s birthday, I read a little of Magic and Mystery.