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🎃 Fall Blogging Events 2019

It’s that time of the year again, friends. In Arizona, the weather doesn’t actually get cool (“cool” defined as low 80s) until late October, but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying a good pumpkin porter, putting up my Halloween tree, and reading all the creepy good literature.  As is usual, I’ll be taking part in two events: Readers Imbibing Peril and Something Wicked Fall.



I’m going to read Doctor Sleep by Stephen King along with Michelle and the other participants of #SomethingWickedFall. I’m probably not going to follow the schedule. I have the book from the library *now* and the hold lists are sooo looong. So, Doctor Sleep will probably be my first read of the season.

I’ll also be continuing my Poe read-through; that’s bound to reap some Gothic and/or horror stories.

Overlapping  is Readers Imbibing Peril, or #RIPXIV.

I shouldn’t have any problems with Peril the First—four books that can be classified as mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror, or supernatural. My preliminary list:

Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2) The Other
A Ghost of a Chance: (Book One of The Ghost Trilogy) Thirteen Chocolates (A Chandler's Chocolate Box Mystery, #1)

Ghost of a Chance and Thirteen Chocolates are  maybe a little lighter than my usual fare, but these are both on my “recently acquired” list. It would be nice to read them in a timely manner. Oh! And I have Lilith by George MacDonald, the next in the chapter-a-day readalongs. It sounds somewhat Gothic in nature. I’ll also be reading some short stories and watching appropriate films so, I’m down for Peril of the Short Story and Peril on the Screen as well.

Info on these events:



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15 thoughts on “🎃 Fall Blogging Events 2019

    1. I’m going to reread Harvest Home at some point. I’m very intrigued by horror centering on Paganism. I read The Wicker Man over the summer, and after seeing Midsommar, I’m even more intrigued.

    2. I love that Spotify has a lot of classic audio books. Basil Rathbone & Vincent Price reading Poe? Yes, please!

      I read Harvest Home so long ago that I don’t remember it well. The Other has been recommended to me a bunch of times; I’m looking forward to it.

      1. Yeah, I’m definitely going to be listening this season. My son is a senior and they’re reading Poe in his English class. I told him about that Spotify channel because he was complaining about how boring The Masque of the Red Death was. *facepalm Sadly, he is not a reader. 😦 I thought he might like listening. He has ADHD so I guess it’s hard to focus on reading for him.

        The Other is one of my mom’s favorites. She’s the one who got me to read it.

      2. “Masques of the Red Death” is one of my favorite Poe stories, but I have an affinity for for his descriptions of rooms. Probably not everyone’s cup of tea. And not everyone is a reader, and that’s alright.

  1. Yay for fall!! I love it, too, even though it’s still HOT here, too. And I love doing RIP Challenge each fall! I’ve been excited for it – I have soooo many books on my TBR shelves that fit. No way I will get to everything I want to read, but I have plenty to choose from. Thanks for the reminder about Stephen King!! I forgot I want to read The Outside this season – have to add that to my towering RIP stack!

    Enjoy your books this week –


    Book By Book

  2. Thanks for reminding me about R.I.P. I need to get on board with that and come up with a ‘euchre deck’ of short stories to read for it. 🙂

  3. I wish I wasn’t such a scared-y cat but all that spooky stuff makes me want to climb in bed and pull up the covers. I love the dress up side of Halloween, though, all the possibilities and fun of being something you wish you were. And the oranges and browns and yellows everywhere, with cooler (slightly) temps…all that is so lovely. Maybe next year I’ll create my own fall celebration, less the spooky parts.

    I hope you delight in all the RIP fun and enjoy all those delightful scary books. It is certainly fun to plan out one’s reading!

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