If internet-sanctioned horror reading won't bring this blog back from the dead, nothing will.
It's September first, and that means it's time for the annual R.I.P. reading challenge. Hosted by
suspense, dark fantasy, etc over September and October. There are tiers of challenges, and, though it may be silly after such a drought of a summer, I'm going to go for Peril the First (read four books).
I'll also be doing Peril on the Screen (self explanatory). I love horror movies, even though I generally suck at watching them. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them. Some examples of favourites: The Omen, because seriously, so good. In every way. Also, Gregory Peck. The Grudge, because it really, truly succeeded in scaring the popcorn right out of my bowl. (If I had popcorn when I watched it the first time. I don't remember. I may have blocked it out.) I'd love to see some Japanese horror, but I don't know where to start or where to find it. But yes, your suggestions, give them to me.
And, seeing as the 24 Hour Readathon is on October 12, Peril of the Short Story might make it in there, too.
"But tell us about the actual books," you say. Likely, four (fingers crossed) from among these:
We shall see.
ETA: If you are also looking for some horror films to watch this autumn (who isn't?), Kayleigh M over at Nylon Admiral just gave some very exciting recommendations in the comment section of her RIP VIII post.