After my recent book shopping, I thought I’d have no trouble picking up my next book to read. Well, I didn’t, but after all, Angel Time by Anne Rice proved to be too slow paced for my taste and I wanted something more. More creepy, more alert, more gripping, lots and lots of more. So when I came upon Carl@stainlesssteeldroppings and read about his R.I.P. reading event I jumped at the chance to find a book (or more) and join in. After all, what could be more enjoyable than curling up with a book in the dead of night with the monotone sound of the air-conditioning keeping me company, for even though this is an autumn event (images of brightly colored leaves swirling in the wind come to mind), here it’s as hot as one could wish for a day at the beach. No matter. I’m up for a good creepy story anytime, so with this purpose in mind I scanned my bookshelf and found just the perfect book: The Secret of Crickley Hall, by James Herbert.
From Carl’s website:
The purpose of R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII is to enjoy books and movies/television that could be classified (by you) as:
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.
There are different levels of participation but right now I don’t think I can make definite plans as to what I’m going to read/watch. I may decide to read a few novels, watch some movies and add a couple of short stories in the mix, who knows…so I’ll leave my options open. The event runs from the 1st of September to the 31st of October so there should be plenty of time for some horrifically fantastic scary stories. Many thanks to Carl for hosting this event. For more details, head over to his site. Maybe you’ll want to join in the fun.