And as usual there are enough options to suit all requirements, from diehard spooky readers like myself, to those who just want to try one book to see if they like it. I've chosen to do:
Which is to: Read Four books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stories that you choose.
I have started a pool of books to read from and these are they:
Lonely Werewolf Girl - Martin Millar
Blood Sinister - Celia Rees (YA)
The Lair of the White Worm - Bram Stoker
Iron Kissed - Patricia Briggs
The Five Jars - M.R. James (novella)
Mister B. Gone - Clive Barker
Stolen - Kelley Armstrong
Whispers in the Sand - Barbara Erskine
This is in no way complete though and I'm certain I'll be adding to it, or taking away, as I go along and also as I read other people's reviews.
I also plan to do something I really got a kick out of last year and that's:
A few short story books I plan to read from are:
The Ghost Now Standing on Platform One - ed. Richard Peyton
Collected Ghost Stories - M.R. James
The Bishop of Hell and other stories - Marjorie Bowen
The Collected Ghost Stories - E.F. Benson
Dark Alchemy - ed. Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois
Plus sundry others as there are certain authors such as Edith Wharton whose stories I would like to seek out and reread.
I have my grandaughter here staying until Saturday, so not a lot of time to read, but as soon as she goes home I'll be making a start - possibly with some short stories on Sunday. So excited about this - and thanks to Carl for hosting it once again.