Saturday, October 1, 2011

Life's no fun without a good scare... My Fright Challenge!

Okay, I'm about a hundred pages away from finishing The Count of Monte Cristo (FINALLY) and I'll have a review up for it as soon as possible, but I had an idea this afternoon that I plan on putting into motion ASAP.

One of my good friends and coworkers Kerry had a great idea this summer. To immerse herself in both the blogging world and the comic world, she read a comic a day, and posted a review from a feminist perspective on her website, (sorry Kerry, I have no idea how to get this to link to your website, because I'm bad with programming haha).

I picked up a copy of "The Screaming Skull and other Classic Horror Stories" at work today, and had the bright idea to read these 30 horror short stories during the month of October, one a day, and post my response to them each night. Hopefully, this will get me on a more regular blogging pattern, as well as get me a little more interested in horror and thriller stories..

I've gotten kind of complacent with classics and 'top 40'-esque books (The Game of Thrones is phenomenal, but I'd be lying if I said I had been interested in it before the tv show and all the hype surrounding the series). Even if I don't end up interested in the genre, I can at least say I tried it for a month. There's nothing wrong with trying something and not liking it, but I have an issue with not even trying something at all.

So anyway, that's my spiel for the month. Like I said, I'll still be reading other books regularly, and I do plan on keeping on with my Halloween and horror theme throughout the month, with books like Glen Duncan's The Last Werewolf and Isaac Marion's Warm Bodies. So, keep an eye on my blog every night this month! (Or at least, keep an eye on my twitter and facebook notifications!) :)

- Justin

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