Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Something Wicked This Fall Comes #somethingwickedfall

So, yes...a new event! You might ask what happened to Gothic September and Season of the Witch. Well, I decided it was time for a change. I wanted to create an all encompassing event that would include everything here and connect with my FrightFall Readathon in October at Seasons of Reading. I know fall doesn't officially start until September 22, but fall in my mind always starts on September 1st (or around there). I guess it's because being from up North, we always started school around September 1st (after Labor Day). Plus, Readers Imbibing Peril (R.I.P. 13) also starts on September 1st...how appropriate!

We are going to have some fun this year! Everything is included on the button above (pretty much), but I'm also going to outline here. If you're on Facebook, we have a Seasons of Reading group on there where we interact during readathons so I'll be sharing info there, and also on the Seasons of Reading Instagram.

💀 48 Hour Kick-Off Readathon this weekend at Seasons of Reading (September 1 - 2). You do not absolutely have to read horror, unless you want to. I will be focusing mostly on horror/scary.

😈 In September, we're focusing on Gothic stories (Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and others). There's a great list on Goodreads for reference, Best Gothic Books of All Time. I'm not going to set up any read-alongs for this. I'll create a master post and you can stop by and share what you read, and your thoughts, in the comments.

👻 We're going to have at least a couple of horror movie watch-alongs! I've been wanting to do this for years. I for sure want to watch Hereditary, which was in theaters this summer. It was SO good. One of the best horror movies I've ever seen. It comes out on DVD (and Amazon) on September 4th. So, I'm thinking September 8th or 15th (on a Saturday night) and we can either watch-along on Twitter (which would be cool with a hashtag and everything), or I can create an event in the Seasons of Reading Facebook group. I'll put a poll up in the group, or you can weigh-in here in the comments. I'm open to suggestions for another movie(s) to watch-along during the two months. I had thought about the original Suspiria since the remake comes out in early November, but I'm worried about availability.

🎃 In October, we will be having a read-along of the book which is our event's namesake...the Ray Bradbury classic, Something Wicked This Way Comes. There will be a separate post coming soon with complete details and a reading/discussion schedule. For the sake of simplicity, the read-along discussions will be held here on this blog.

💀 #FrightFall Readathon, October, all month long at Seasons of Reading. Sign ups for that will go up at the Seasons of Reading blog within the next couple of weeks. This year, I'm adding some additional readathon fun to the mix. A 48 Hour pre-FrightFall Readathon on September 29 - 30 and a 48 Hour post-FrightFall Readathon on October 31 - November 1. There is also the Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon in October so it's going to be readathon heaven (or hell, to go along with the horror theme. lol).

😈 I'm hoping to get some of my horror author friends to contribute some guest posts. If anyone else would like to contribute a post or guest review, please let me know. You can send me a message via the contact form here on the site.

I think that's it! Hope I didn't leave anything out. No official sign-up for this. Just share that you're in by leaving a comment. You can join in as little or as much as you want. Let's do this!

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