Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday Reading Update

"Nasturtiums" by Emanuel Phillips Fox (1912)

I had great reading plans for last week, but you know what they say about the best-laid plans.  Didn't manage to finish any books.  Didn't start any new ones.  But now that fall is actually here, I've realized I better get a move on if I'm going to finish up any of the reading challenges I signed up for this year.  Especially RIP/VIII -- this is such a perfect time of year for reading mysteries, thrillers, ghost stories and dark fantasy.  So here's what I'm thinking of for this week (well, one of them anyway):

The Asylum, by John Harwood.  I'm actually already reading this one, but haven't gotten very far.

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, by Alan Bradley.  I enjoyed the first Flavia de Luce novel, but haven't read any of the others in the series.

This House is Haunted, by John Boyne. I love the classic Victorian ghost story, and this is supposed to be in that style.

The Small Hand and Dolly, by Susan Hill.  Since I'm a doll collector, I generally try to stay away from stories about spooky dolls.  But I always enjoy Susan Hill, so....

I like my list. Now I just need to settle on one book (which would you choose?) and find some time to do a little actual reading!

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  1. I hope you find plenty of time to read this week.

  2. I collect dolls, too; and don't usually read about spooky ones. Remember the Chucky dolls in the movies?

    My grown kids (and my grandkids) all think my dolls are spooky, insisting that the eyes follow

    I'll be watching for your thoughts on the doll book....


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