I haven’t officially DNFed Dead & Buried by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (an author I usually really enjoy), but I’m moving on for the moment.
- Nothing to Devour by Glen Hirshberg – I’ve been looking forward to starting this ARC for a while now. Glen Hirshberg is one of my favorite horror writers.
- Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury – Reading this slowly with the readalong.
- Paradise Lost by John Milton – I’m rereading Paradise Lost as part of #FrankenSlam!—reading the books that Frankenstein’s creation read in Frankenstein. I have no idea what someone who has never read the Bible or Greek myths would make of this poem. I’m rereading it after 20 years of additional reading and I’m picking out so many new things.
- Short stories! I have some Thomas Ligotti coming up this week.
- Dewey’s 24-hour Readaton – This Saturday! I don’t know what I’m going to read for it yet.
I pretty much binged Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House over the weekend. I’ve read the Shirley Jackson book several times (as well as many of her other books), I adore the 1963 movie adaptation called The Haunting, and I even made Eric go with me to watch the 1999 movie when it was in theaters. How does this series hold up? Well… It’s a pretty solid haunted house/haunted people story. Its cast, direction, and production values are great. It offers quiet chills along side the occasional shock. In particular, episode 6 is a really nice piece film-making and storytelling. As a Shirley Jackson adaptation? Some of the direct nods to the text work, some don’t. (And maybe nods to The Haunting as well—that spiral staircase looks so familiar!) In my opinion though, the main deviation from the novel really makes this not The Haunting of Hill House at all. Doesn’t mean I won’t rewatch it…