Saturday, October 16, 2010

Halloween Readathon! :)

So, I'm way late in posting about this, but I've been trying to read for the readathon.. and cleaning and doing other stuff in the process. But anyways!

I decided last minute when I found out about it on Friday that I'd try and read some paranormal books for this awesome readathon. I'm doing okay for doing a ton of cleaning today, I'm about 300 pages into Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison. I'm not going to predict what I will read after that.. I have too many choices.. seriously.

And here's some challenge stuff! :-D

YA Book Addict asked us what our spookiest read was!

My choice is:

The House of Dead Maids by Clare B. Dunkle

Young Tabby Aykroyd has been brought to the dusty mansion of Seldom House to be nursemaid to a foundling boy. He is a savage little creature, but the Yorkshire moors harbor far worse, as Tabby soon discovers. Why do scores of dead maids and masters haunt Seldom House with a jealous devotion that extends beyond the grave?

As Tabby struggles to escape the evil forces rising out of the land, she watches her young charge choose a different path. Long before he reaches the old farmhouse of Wuthering Heights, the boy who will become Heathcliff has doomed himself and any who try to befriend him.

Wow. Let's just say that this book will definitely keep you up at night and I highly suggest to read it in daylight. Dunkle mixes a meld of classic writing with such horror and suspense, that you will jump if anyone interrupts you while reading (I certainly did). I actually have not read Wuthering Heights (bad me) but I'm definitely intrigued to learn just what the little boy in the book becomes as the character Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights. I think the author did a fantastic job of staying true to the classic voice in the novel while still chilling you to your bones. Definitely a novel to pick up when you need a good, intriguing scare.

Oh My Books! wanted to see what we were dressing up for Halloween. I plan on getting this costume:

And I think it needs a better cape...

So, that's that. Back to reading!


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