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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.


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Spooky Salon, 9/22

Spooky Salon
(A little rebranding for September & October)

Peril the First

Haven’t been super-duper in the mood to read lately. Most things just haven’t been catching with me. The exception has been Moby-Dick although I’m keeping the leisurely pace of Brona’s readalong. Instead of what I have on my Fall TBR list, I decided to read The Two Sams by Glen Hirshberg. It’s an “old” favorite. I posted my thoughts on it on Thursday, using my new, more relaxed review format.

The Other The Small Hand and Dolly

I’m going to give The Other another go. I got bogged down reading it, but I don’t think it’s without merit. And as long as I don’t have to take it back to library on Tuesday, I’ll be reading The Small Hand and Dolly by Susan Hill next.

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Spooky Salon, 9/8

Spooky Salon(A little rebranding for September & October.)

Peril the First

The Other

After working to finish two ARCs in the last half of August, I’ve been taking it easy, reading-wise. I’m keeping up with read-alongs of Moby-Dick and George McDonald’s eccentric Lilith. I’m about 30% done with The Other. I’ll probably step it up this week. I also picked up Susan Hill’s The Small Hand and Dolly from the library which will make good autumnal reading.

Peril of the Short Story

Most of my short story reading this week wasn’t too perilous. My Poe story was on the not-creepy fable end of the spectrum. It’s my habit, lately, when at the library to pluck down an anthology and read a short story with my coffee and lemon cake from the library cafe. But the story was “Schmendrick Alone” by Peter S. Beagle. And for Deal Me In, I picked an SF story! I might have to take matters into my own hands.

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