A reading hiatus?
I creatinly hope not! I start my new job tomorrow, and while I am genuinely really looking forward to it, part of me is worrying about how it will affect my reading this month. For the first three weeks I am on an induction and training course away from home so I’m going to be really busy during the day and knackered in the evening. I do hope that I get some chilling time to cosy up with my books though, especially as I have some seriously spooky ones to take with me – reading them alone in a hotel should highten the scariness…..mwahahahaha!
Dare you read it?
I kicked off my Dare you read it? series a few days ago, where I plan to make October a month of reading spooky and scary books. I have already read a few – reviews coming up soon – and I also have loads more to choose from. I won’t get them all read but I would like to at least read some of the following:
The Monk by Matthew Lewis, Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell, Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, Seance by John Harwood, Ghost Writer by John Harwood, Comes the Blind Fury by John Saul, The Woman in Black by Susan Hill, The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.
A little ambitious to think I may get through them all, but I’ll have a good go at cracking the spines of as many as possible.
Have you read any of these?
It’s raining books
Of course, choosing my reading for this month has meant that I have absolutely HAD to buy books! 😉
These books are a mixutre of bought, swapped and sent by publishers / authors. I would like to say thank you to Haus Publishing, Vintage, Amazon Vine and author Rosy Thornton for sending me their books – I look forward to reading them all.
What I got:
The Caligraphers Secret by Rafik Schami (sent my the publisher)
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (swapped)
The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo (cannot wait for my next Nesbo fix!)
Dracula The Undead by Dacre Stoker (the official sequel apparantly)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (bought to read this month)
Warm Bodies byIsaac Marion (sent by Vintage – looks great!)
The Tiger by John Vaillant (sent by Amazon Vine)
Stiff Upper Lip Jeeves by P G Wodehouse (swapped – this will be my first Wodehouse and really looking forward to it)
The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton (sent by the author – looks like a wonderfully gentle read that I will probably be craving after this month!)
Comes the Bind Fury by John Saul (swapped – I read this about 23 years ago and I’m rereading it for my scary book month)
Weep No More My Lady by Mary Higgins Clark (bought these next three at a second hand shop for my Queen of Suspense challenge – love MHC!)
Stillwatch by Mary Higgins Clark
A Stranger is Watching by Mary Higgins Clark
(Hahahahaha…….do you remeber the Wot…no? thingy. If you were around in the 80’s you probably will).
Anyway, I have a complaint to make! Why is it that none of my family or friends ever buy me books? True, I buy them for myself and true, I receive them from publishers and authors, but still…..
It’s my birthday this coming Saturday and I am utterly unable to persuade anyone I know that what I actually want as a present is more books! I get reactions ranging from raised eyebrows right through to belly-laughter. People appear incapable of believing that yes, what I want ( ♪ what I really really want ♪ ) is more books! Gah!!!
Does anyone else have this problem? 😦
Have a great week everyone. Happy reading 🙂