October 2014 ReadaThing : What Will You Be Reading?

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October 2014 ReadaThing : What Will You Be Reading?

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1jjmcgaffey
lokakuu 15, 2014, 4:47pm

Posting a little early, but I've got the time now...

What do you plan to read for the October Horror-themed ReadaThing? Got ideas, got your books planned out, or are you just going to wing it? Tell us here!

2jjmcgaffey
lokakuu 15, 2014, 4:58pm

I'm going to read a couple Nina Kiriki Hoffmans - finish A Red Heart of Memories, for one (I started it in January and put it down...), and get Past the Size of Dreaming from the library.

I think I'll also try some classic horror - Frankenstein and Dracula. I think I've read Frankenstein at least once, long long ago; I know I've never read Dracula (which means I only know about 75% of the story...).

After that - if I manage to finish all of those - who knows?

3Peace2
lokakuu 15, 2014, 5:57pm

My current plan is to try and read the first in the Night Watch series by Sergei Lukyanenko and Congo by Michael Crichton and to listen to The Small Hand by Susan Hill. I'm not sure how much time I'm going to have as I'm going to be away from home for quite a period of the week and will also be sharing a room - both of which may cramp my reading opportunities. I'm tempted to also slip at least one non-horror book into my bag in case I end up loathing these (or racing through them) something that I know I'll be able to really relax with - it's likely to be a fairly stressful trip.

4imyril
lokakuu 15, 2014, 6:46pm

I've not got any unread horror (I'm not a regular visitor to the genre), so I'll be rereading unless the library had something that catches my eye. My most likely candidates at the moment are Dracula and Night Watch, altho recent discussion of The Woman in Black may get me back out on Eel Marsh!

5Yamanekotei
lokakuu 15, 2014, 6:52pm

If I can find one of Ring Spiral Loop or Birthday in my garage, I will be reading it. If not, I will be reading Dracula instead.

6ELiz_M
lokakuu 15, 2014, 9:13pm

I am going to probably be reading a gothic horror novel (more gothic than horror): Caleb Williams.

7jjmcgaffey
lokakuu 16, 2014, 1:55am

Oh, I thought of the one I forgot - Robin McKinley's Sunshine. It's a vampire novel (and I don't much like vampires), but I love McKinley and this is a good excuse to actually read the silly thing. I've started it two or three times, but never got very far...

8VampAmber
lokakuu 18, 2014, 4:44pm

I'm still going to be reading my non-horror books, so as to try and finish them (especially the ones from the library), but for my horror choices, I'm thinking of rereading the Haunted Ohio series, just because I haven't done it in a few years. I'm also going to start on my ebook of The Complete Works Of H.P. Lovecraft. I say start, because my copy has over 1,000 pages. >_The Amityville Horror, now that I'm thinking about it. Fake as all get out, but still a great fiction book.

9.Monkey.
lokakuu 18, 2014, 5:03pm

I haven't a clue. Hahaha. Maybe it'll be a good time for the Night Watch rereads, now I've got the last one (*cries*) of the series to read.

10PaperbackPirate
lokakuu 19, 2014, 9:10pm

I'm going to read Joyland by Stephen King which is what the King's Dear Constant Readers group is reading this month.

11VampAmber
lokakuu 21, 2014, 3:06am

Just got a copy of The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury for a book club that I'm part of on Facebook. I'll have to save it to read during the ReadaThing now. Sounds like the perfect thing to read during this one. ^_^

12lottpoet
lokakuu 21, 2014, 7:56am

I'm probably going to be reading Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest and The Etched City by K.J. Bishop. Some other options, in case those don't appeal or I finish them quickly: Every Dead Thing by John Connolly and The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes.

13Peace2
lokakuu 22, 2014, 8:23pm

Discovered that I still have my old copy of The Castle of Otranto lurking in a box which was a surprise - I might dip into that next week at some point as well.

I was wondering if there was anyone who might be willing to lend me a hand - I'm going to be without my laptop for a good portion of next week and managing my internet access through my phone with its very small screen and dodgy keys for inputting. I feel somewhat reluctant to attempt to access the wiki to input my reading times and was wondering if there was someone who might be willing to enter my times as/when they are inputting their own if I were to pm them when I can?

14VampAmber
lokakuu 22, 2014, 8:41pm

>13 Peace2: I should be able to. I plan on visiting this page a few times a day each day (because I get bored offline really easily when not reading). I could pop yours on the wiki when I pop mine, easy peasy. Especially with an easy username to type like yours. ^_^ And I can totally understand your hesitancy. It's even a tricky thing on my Nook HD, and that has a 7" screen. I avoid putting my times in until I can get home and get on my desktop.

15Peace2
lokakuu 23, 2014, 5:06am

>!4 Thank you so much!

16mathgirl40
lokakuu 23, 2014, 6:13am

I've never participated in a Readathing before, but I'm going to give it a try. I've got a few books that I'm considering: The Greyfriar by Clay Griffith, Chew, Volume 2: International Flavor by John Layman and Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? by Max Braillier.

17imyril
lokakuu 23, 2014, 8:06am

>13 Peace2: I'm happy to as well. I know we're in the same time zone, and I'll be around :)

18AlishaWebster
lokakuu 23, 2014, 9:33am

I'm thinking about reading some Lovecraft and an indie book titled Fade to Black by Tim McBain, L.T. Vargus.

19tardis
lokakuu 23, 2014, 11:13am

I don't really like most horror, but I think I'll do a re-read of one of Manly Wade Wellman's books - maybe Who Fears The Devil? Haven't read them in years, but they're darned good stories.

Although I do have a library hold on Horrorstor, which sounds like it should be fun if it arrives in time.

20Peace2
lokakuu 23, 2014, 11:41am

>17 imyril: Thank you also for the offer of help. Now all I have to hope is that I can connect to the internet via my phone! (I'm supposed to be able to - but that's never quite the same as actually being certain I can :D)

21suzecate
lokakuu 23, 2014, 3:42pm

I'll be reading The New Annotated Dracula, which arrives sometime Saturday. I signed up for the 9 p.m. Pacific slot that night, but I'll likely sign up for others once I know my availability this weekend.

22jjmcgaffey
lokakuu 23, 2014, 9:15pm

>19 tardis: Love Wellman. I'd join you, but I think I'm overscheduled already - if I find a spare moment, though, I'll try to shoehorn him in. I've read all the Silver John stories over and over. I'd like to explore some of his other heroes, but they're hard to find (well, all of them are hard to find, but I've got Silver John at home).

23VampAmber
lokakuu 24, 2014, 2:04am

Just checked out The Graveyard Book from the library today. It was on the October set up table in the front, right when you go in. I have loved everything I have ever read or seen by Neil Gaiman, so I'm really looking forward to reading it. XD

24library_witch713
lokakuu 24, 2014, 4:54pm

I'm going to read 11/22/63 by Stephen King. It's a brick and I am super excited. There is no grander moment had than those had in books.

25rainpebble
lokakuu 24, 2014, 9:24pm

Chances are that I won't be reading much horror. Just some short stories from 50 Great Horror Stories edited by John Canning. I am in the midst of two BFBs and so will continue on with them: Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon and The Brontes: Wild Genius on the Moors: The Story of a Literary Family by Juliet Barker. If by chance I should complete those two I will check my shelves for some spooky reads.

26Samkwrth
lokakuu 25, 2014, 2:06pm

I'm probably going to be reading True Evil by Greg Iles, or I may start re-reading Needful Things by Stephen King.

27johnrcobb
lokakuu 25, 2014, 3:13pm

Hi there,
My name is John Cobb. I haven’t participated in a ReadaThing before. Sounds like fun. What’s the procedure to login at my scheduled time and begin reading? Also, what’s the protocol if more than one person signs up for the same timeslot?
By the way, I plan to read from my most recent book, Tales of the Cemetery Trees, a collection of short stories, including crime, fantasy, mystery, and the supernatural. Given the Halloween theme for the October ReadaThing, I have a few ghost stories that should be suitable.
Regards,
John

28VampAmber
lokakuu 25, 2014, 7:22pm

>27 johnrcobb: To answer your second question first, as many people can sign up as having read during one section as there are people, period. We're trying to get at least one person per slot, but there's no limit as to how many can be reading during each one. As for the first question, from what I can tell, most of the people are logging their time after having read (I know I am, at least). You can put your name in beforehand if you'd like, but it's not required. Basically, these ReadaThings are just a fun thing that lets everybody know that at any moment during it, at least one person was reading, and that's pretty awesome. Oh, and that book sounds perfect for this. Horror genre isn't required, but it is the perfect time of year to be reading it, so it's encouraged. Welcome aboard. Trust me, you'll be getting addicted to these ReadaThings in no time flat. ^_^

29BebeDee
lokakuu 26, 2014, 9:10am

I'm presently immersed in Narrow Road to the Deep North, so that's what I'll be reading. I only signed up for an hour, and won't finish the book in this sitting. It's not horror, but parts are pretty harrowing, so I think it works.

30johnrcobb
lokakuu 26, 2014, 10:40am

So, we’re setting aside personal reading time during the ReadaThing cycle? Meaning, we’re not actually reading to an online audience?
Please pardon me. I’m not too swift sometimes…
I’ll find a new book to read that fits the theme.
Regards,
John

31LucindaLibri
lokakuu 26, 2014, 11:28am

>30 johnrcobb:
Correct. This is NOT online reading aloud . . . (and you're not the first to confuse us with librivox.org . . . but do check them out if reading aloud is your thing). RaTs are just a bunch of people, around the world, reading in a relay-race style, and discussing what they read.

see the wiki for more info:
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/ReadaThing-Oct2014

32SomeGuyInVirginia
lokakuu 29, 2014, 10:26am

I will be reading Black Christmas, by Thomas Altman. A classic of the genre. It's got snow, Christmas, and an axe-wielding psycho killer whose identity remains hidden from the reader but is a town local (à la all those 80s slasher flicks.) What more could I ask for?

33rainpebble
Muokkaaja: lokakuu 29, 2014, 8:43pm

>32 SomeGuyInVirginia::
Absolutely LOVE your handle Guy.
Regarding your read: Is the story graphically depicted or could someone who enjoys suspense, mysteries, etc like it as well? Don't do well with the blood & gore.

34SomeGuyInVirginia
lokakuu 30, 2014, 9:36am

Shucks, thanks rainpebble. Black Christmas isn't a splatter fest but the murders are pretty graphic.