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Spooky Salon, 9/29

Spooky Salon
(A little rebranding for September & October)

Peril the First

Finished The Other and posted some thoughts about it. I’ve made some head-way on The Small Hand and Dolly by Susan Hill, but probably won’t finish it tomorrow as I originally planned. (I continually confuse Susan Hill and Sarah Waters…) I went to the library on Tuesday and checked out Dive Deeper: Journeys with Moby-Dick by George Cotkin and Poe’s Children: The New Horror, edited by Peter Straub.

Dive Deeper: Journeys with Moby-Dick Poe's Children: The New Horror

Dive Deeper is a book of short tangents for each chapter of Moby-Dick. I’m 36-ish chapters into the novel, but I should be able to catch up with the essays in a few weeks. Poe’s Children is an anthology and I haven’t decided whether I want to read it straight through or pick and choose.

Peril on the Screen

I finished watching the first season of The Terror. The book had been on my TBR for a long while and I’d heard good things about the series. It is a very well made series, beautifully shot and well-acted. Plot-wise? I wasn’t such a fan of the supernatural element. This probably just means I’ve become a fuddy-duddy who would rather watch a documentary, but I feel like the awfulness of the historic situation is undercut by an occasional supernatural problem.

Oh Perilous World

Short update; not much going on rather than autumnal temperatures and playing a little too much Minecraft.

The Sunday Salon is a linkup hosted by Deb @ Readerbuzz



Writer, publisher. Hobbies include reading, studying magic & illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, and playing ultimate frisbee.

5 thoughts on “Spooky Salon, 9/29

  1. I wish I’d found the Dive Deeper book when I was reading Moby Dick last month. I’ll be curious to hear what you think of it.

    Wish we had to wear long pants rather than shorts here. It was in the 90s all week. No end in sight.

    Love your tweet! Have a good week.

    1. I couldn’t remember if you had included it in your extra readings or not.

      Well, I wore pants mostly because I knew the buses would still be running their AC. It’s still too not for them not to, but I always freeze while riding them this time of the year.

  2. Thanks, Katherine for the tip on The Terror series on AMC. This is the Dan Simmon’s book that has been on my list as well. I think I’ll opt for the series now. So glad you mentioned it today.

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