Monday, September 1, 2014
Gothic September and The House of Seven Gables Read-a-Long Kick Off!
It's time to kick off Gothic September and start the read-a-long of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The House of Seven Gables. I am so excited because Fall is here (unofficially after Labor Day, officially September 23) so the spooky/scary reading is starting and Carl's R.eaders I.bibing P.eril IX. Who else is excited!?
I am going to be doing some Gothic reading this September with The House of Seven Gables and a new book coming out in October, An English Ghost Story by Kim Newman. I'm also going to be listening to some Edgar Allan Poe on audio and, if I have time, I'll squeeze in Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown.
If you want to join me in reading some Gothic books this Fall, I hope you will share what you read with me in the comments. I will be posting several times all month about Gothic topics and will share links to your posts. Also, if you would like to contribute by writing a post, please also leave me a comment. Would love to have your contributions!
If you will be joining me for the read-a-long of The House of Seven Gables, I am keeping the reading schedule fairly simple. We will have only two check-ins here on the blog, mid-book and end. You can also share your progress on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #NH7Gables. If anyone would like to have a Twitter chat at finish, please let me know in your comment below.
The House of the Seven Gables Read-a-Long Schedule
September 1 - 15
Chapter I/The Old Pyncheon Family through Chapter X/The Pyncheon Garden (end on p. 151)
Mid-Book Check In
September 16 - 30
Chapter XI/The Arched Window through end (ending page in my edition is 309)
End of book/Final check in
Twitter/Facebook hashtag: #NH7Gables
Happy Gothic September and Happy Fall!