Here we are at year five! I don't know about anyone else, but here at Castle Macabre, spooky season starts TODAY! Keep reading for all the wicked fun!
Everything on the agenda is on the button above, but I'm going to share more details below. If you're on Facebook, we have a Seasons of Reading group and page, where we interact during readathons so I'll be sharing info there, and also on the Seasons of Reading Instagram, and in our Seasons of Reading Goodreads group. Castle Macabre also has a Facebook page. Forgot to mention...we have a Seasons of Reading Discord. I will create a Something Wicked Fall channel if anyone is up for some live interaction. Here's the invite link: https://discord.com/invite/e6uAmXtGqA
😈 Victor LaValle's The Devil in Silver read-along. We will be reading the book for the entire two months. My mom borrowed it a couple of years ago, and said it was really good. Time to mark it off the TBR!
Discussions will be held on this blog. I will put a new post up every two weeks on Sunday. We will read along according to the schedule below.
My edition is the Spiegel & Grau (hardcover) edition, published 2012. 412 pages.
- Week One (start Sept 1): Ch 1 - 4, pp 3 -48
- Week Two (week of Sept 12): Ch 5 - 11, pp 49 - 101
Discussion post over weeks one and two - Sunday, September 18
- Week Three (week of Sept 19): Ch 12 - 15, pp 102 - 153
- Week Four (week of Sept 26): Ch 16 - 20, pp 154 - 203
Discussion post over weeks three and four - Sunday, October 2
- Week Five (week of Oct 3): Ch 21 - 28, pp 204 - 251
- Week Six (week of Oct 10): Ch 29 - 33, pp 252 - 299
Discussion post over weeks five and six - Sunday, October 16
- Week Seven (week of Oct 17): Ch 34 - 37, pp 303 - 351
- Week Eight (week of Oct 24): Ch 38 - Author's Note, pp 352 - 412 (end)
Discussion post over weeks seven and eight - Sunday, October 30
💀 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 of that post.
🎃 In October, we're focusing on horror stories. There are a couple of great lists on Goodreads for reference...Best Horror Anthologies and Horror Collections (Single Author). I'm not going to set up any read-alongs for this either. I'll create another master post and you can stop by and share what you read, and your thoughts, in the comments of that post.
👹 Horror movie/shows I watch an inordinate amount of horror movies and shows during the season so I will be sharing my take on some of those, and will probably share a few book reviews as well. As always, I invite guest posts or reviews from anyone who cares to contribute. The more the merrier!
👻 #FrightFall Readathon, October all month long, at Seasons of Reading. Sign ups for the readathon will be open soon. Reader's Imbibing Peril (R.I.P.) is going on right now as well.
I believe I've covered everything. If you have any questions, feel free to comment, or contact me via the contact form (click the image near the top of the sidebar) 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.