Thursday, May 04, 2017

Spring into Horror Readathon Wrap Up

Two weeks have come and gone, which means Spring into Horror has come to a close. In the above vlog I share my thoughts on how the readathon went, how much I read and the ones that got away. Overall it was a positive experience, and I am really happy that I branched outside my normal reading comfort zone. I have a feeling I will keep horror titles in rotation of reading in the future.

The readathon started off a bit rocky as I was a bit hit and miss with my selections, and didn't settle on what exactly to read until I was well into the readathon. This led me to a feeling of being on edge as I hadn't "finished" anything, and that was a weight I carried for the majority of the readathon. For future readathons, I think I need to either set myself up for an early win with a short work or simply get over needing to finish something to feel like it was a success.

My favourite read was Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones, which landed on my TBR after reading the Barnes and Noble Best Horror of 2016 List. This is a list I will definitely keep for reference and continue to work though reading the other books on the list. One of the most exciting things about this experiences is to have a whole new genre to explore.

Fellow #SpringHorror YouTubers:
Maija Reads
Reads and Eats
Bookworm Eve

Books and Stories Finished:
The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
The Descendant by H.P. Lovecraft
He by H.P. Lovecraft
Thinner by Stephen King | via Audiobook, Narrated by Joe Mantegna
Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Books Started and Still Working On:
Meg by Steve Alten
Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell (Penguin Classics)
The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter (Lords of the Underworld #1)

Find out more about Spring into Horror at Seasons of Reading here.

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