I’m already signed up for two group reads this fall: Jenna @ Lostgenerationreader’s Harry Potter readalong on http://lostgenerationreader.com/2012/08/31/harry-potter-read-along-master-post/and Les Miserables on Tiensblurb (http://tiensblurb.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/join-a-read-along-les-miserables-15-sept-1-dec/). Discovering the (new to me) wordpress book blogging community has been so much fun that I feel a bit like a kid in the candy store.
So, is one more one too many? I hope not, because having stumbled upon RIP VII, hosted at http://www.stainlesssteeldroppings.com/r-eaders-i-mbibing-p-eril-vii, I can’t resist joining. Between the gorgeous images that are clearly designed to successfully entice readers who love all things autumn, all things gothic, and all things mysterious, and the two books that were picked for the group reads, I am in for Peril the First. I artfully chose the books in my Top Ten list from yesterday to coincide with this readalong.
I will be reading The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, The Murders in Rue Morgue by Edgar Allen Poe, and one more, to be named later, but quite possibly Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived In the Castle. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Shirley Jackson. I read her well-regarded short story – The Lottery – in high school, of course, but haven’t read anything else of hers.