Horror October Fortnight!

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I just found out about Horror October Fortnight from Oh, The Books!  I’m a day late, but since I love October so much, I’ll be participating.  I’m also participating in the Something Wicked This Way Comes read-along, so I’m going to combine the two by doing a post about the playlist I’m listening to while I read.  I’ll be doing another playlist post containing my favorite Halloween tunes, and I’ll be doing a review of The Nightingale Bones by Ariel Swan, which I started reading during the read-a-thon.  I may also dedicate a post to the horror movies I watch every year.  In addition to my own posts, I’ll be wandering around the other participants’ blogs and joining in on some of their activities.

For today, I give you my Top 5 Fave Horror/Paranormal Books:

  • It by Stephen King – This book scared me so much, I had to put it down for a month before I could continue.
  • Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton – The first in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series.  This is my Horror/Paranormal brain candy.  Hamilton has yet to end the series, and I’m nowhere near caught up.  I look forward to having more Anita Blake books to read for a very long time.
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker – An essential read for anyone who loves vampires.
  • Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice – Another essential read for vampire lovers.  I was depressed after I finished the last of the Vampire Chronicles.  I’m planning on re-reading them all soon.
  • The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe – There’s nothing I love more than to read Poe during October.  There’s no way I could possibly name a favorite story of his.

2 thoughts on “Horror October Fortnight!

  1. Woohoo! Thanks for joking us in the celebrations! 🙂 I have read only one of your top 5 books, Interview with a Vampire, and I have to admit that was only because of the movie 😛 I do own Dracula though! Maybe I should read it next (though I have to admit, I’m not a HUGE vampire fan. They’re lower on the monster totem pole for me :P).

    Looking forward to your playlist and review!

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  2. I love Allan Poe, especially his short stories. They are always so unexpected. My favourite one is Murderer’s of The Rue Morgue. Didn’t see that one coming! But even if I’m trying to get in to King’s books (currently reading The Shinning) I don’t think I could handle something like It! Sounds waay too scary.

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