I’ve begun properly plunging into spooky reads for Readers Imbibing Peril, and you can expect the reviews to start multiplying over the next few weeks! I reread Catherynne Valente’s Fairyland books which I madly love, and collected several more dark and shadowy tales from the library.
I recently finished A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz, a rather dark and, well, grim retelling of some more obscure Brothers Grimm tales. Next, I’m midway through Doll Bones by Holly Black, which has been decidedly creepy so far! I’m also reading a play version of The Phantom of the Opera–not the Webber one, but a different musical. It was made into the Charles Dance miniseries, but without the songs, so I was curious to see the original script.
And then I have my big intimidating book of the month, The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo. It’s actually relatively short, compared to Hugo’s Les Miserables…though most books are “short” relative to Les Mis!
Meanwhile on the screen, I’ve been indulging in lots of Hitchcock, continuing the spooky mood!
Have a wonderful weekend–and let me know what you’re reading.