Friday, September 7, 2012

Classics Club: Gothic Fiction in October

Two Gothic events for the Classics Club

o @ Delaisse is hosting this one...

Option 1: Join o in a readalong of The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

Option 2: Read one book for the 18th, the 19th, and the 20th Century, which you can pick from my list or look elsewhere (which, seriously, I would recommend that you do because my list is very brief, and I may have missed some fantastic titles).

Option 3: Both!

The season is changing but here in New Zealand it's not Autumn - we're welcoming warmer days and longer nights,  daffodils , blossom and newborn lambs - it's Spring we await but that doesn't mean I'm not happy to be reading Gothic fiction.
Fortunate that this announcement came nice and early as I was about to start reading Dracula for the RIP but now I'm postponing until October.

I'm signing up for Option 3 and I'll be reading:

18th Century - The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe (readalong)
19th Century - Dracula by Bram Stoker
20th Century - The Woman in Black by Susan Hill


Jean @ Howling Frog Books is hosting the other.

It includes another readalong by Ann Radcliffe but I don't think I can manage two so I'll give that a miss.

I do like the idea of the James-a-day and fortunately the library has a collection of M.R.James short stories so signing up for that - should be fun!

Nice to be organised early and I can sit back and enjoy September.


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    1. A little bit of juggling what I was reading for the RIP and it's all fitting together nicely.