Readers Imbibing Peril XIII
I’m going to participate in Peril the First (read four books in the genres of mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror, or supernatural), Peril of the Short Story, and probably Peril on the Screen.
Peril the First
I have three ARCs in the queue that fit the bill, peril-wise:
- The Moving Blade by Michael Pronko – READ!
- The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel by Alyssa Palombo
- Nothing to Devour by Glen Hirshberg
Other picks, I’m leaving to chance. I set up a TBR “jar” with a selection of mass-market paperback titles that I own.
Peril of the Short Story
I’ve been reading my way through Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, one per week, and there are nine scheduled for Oct./Nov. I’m also going to delve into some gothic short stories for Something Wicked This Fall Comes (see below).
Peril on the Screen
Whatever strikes my fancy. I haven’t decided how I feel about Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House series…
Something Wicked This Fall Comes
Gothic short stories for September
(Two per week? Could happen.)
- “The Dream Woman” by Wilkie Collins
- “The Ebony Frame” by E. Nesbit
- “The Striding Place” by Gertrude Atherton
- “The Bird In The Garden” by Richard Middleton
- “A Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter” by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
- “The Lonesome Place” by August Derleth
- “The Screaming Skull” by F. Marion Crawford
- “The Toll-House” by W. W. Jacobs
And I’ll at least be listening to Something Wicked This Way Comes in October. I can’t find my copy, but Hoopla has an audio edition.