Saturday, March 31, 2018

Spring Into Horror Readathon 2018

It is that time of year again that all of us avid readers wait for. Spring is right around the corner. Dark days of winter are coming to an end. And we get to celebrate the change in season by reading Horror books! Introducing, the Spring into Horror Readathon put on by none other than Michelle Miller, the host and coordinator of the Seasons of Reading Readathons.

spring into horror rat

This is a very relaxed (or not) readathon experience where you read what you want for the entire month or part of the month. The whole idea of the readathons is to get you to read and maybe share a story or two with other readers like yourself. The Readathon credo goes like this: a time of relaxed reading during which we can personally challenge ourselves and whittle away those ever looming TBR piles/shelves/libraries. So, no pressure...EVER! Enjoy!

That brings me to my to be read list. This is a fun ritual that I love to do, and it does two things for me. I can clearly see my goals for the month by scheduling out my reading time.. and secondly, it keeps me accountable and on track. I am not a fast reader. At all. My lists are sparse and sometimes a little too ambitious by my standards, but, they are only goals, and what is life without goals?

The first book I am going to read is a book I started a while back, but have not finished. It is The Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill. Joseph Hillstrom King (son of Stephen King) has written two works that I know I want to read. This is the first. It is about a washed up rocker who collects occult oddities. He orders a dead guys suit online, as the seller promises it to be haunted. Sounds like this story could have potential.


The second book I chose is an absolute surprise, but thanks to the publishers at Sinister Grin and Michelle's contacts, anyone who would like to read this new entry from Jason Parent are going to receive a free copy of the author's newest book, They Feed. The cover of this book just gives me the heebie-jeebies. What could happen in a cabin... in the yourself... in the dark? Very excited to receive this book and start to reading.


The third and last book I chose to read is a set in a place called Pine Deep and is named Ghost Road Blues. Very much like Salem, Massachusetts, famously linked to a little known book named Salem's Lot, Pine Deep has become a tourist trap, thanks to an old serial killer, called the Reaper. There are a number of books in this Pine Deep series, which I hope to explore once I finish the first in the series.


So, finally, my TBR list is complete! Stay tuned for the book reviews as I finish reading them! Happy Spring Into Horror Reading!