Sunday, October 17, 2010

HALLOWEEN READ-A-THON UPDATE AND 2 MINI-CHALLENGES

I had a really busy weekend so I didn't have much of a chance to participate in the read-a-thon.  My birthday was Friday so I was pretty busy doing birthday related stuff...you know how it is! I did finish The Wedding Gift by Kathleen McKenna.  I'm planning on trying to finish Dracula in Love by Karen Essex and Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.  I think the read-a-thon ends at midnight, but I might keep reading...pull an all-nighter.  The kids are on Fall break so I don't have to get up early in the morning!

I'm going to do all the mini-challenges in one post.

The first mini-challenge is from Jami at YA Addict and it is to share a book that scared the crap out of us.  This is an easy one for me.

It is Hell House by Richard Matheson:

Rolf Rudolph Deutsch is going die. But when Deutsch, a wealthy magazine and newpaper publisher, starts thinking seriously about his impending death, he offers to pay a physicist and two mediums, one physical and one mental, $100,000 each to establish the facts of life after death.

Dr. Lionel Barrett, the physicist, accompanied by the mediums, travel to the Belasco House in Maine, which has been abandoned and sealed since 1949 after a decade of drug addiction, alcoholism, and debauchery. For one night, Barrett and his colleagues investigate the Belasco House and learn exactly why the townfolks refer to it as the Hell House.

I was in my late thirties when I read this, but, despite my age, I still get scared...like a little girl! This book is scary in a creepy, subtle way.  It had me jumpy and listening to the quiet for noises.  There is also a movie from the seventies...I think it's called The Legend of Hell House.  It was pretty creepy, but the book was much better, of course!

The next mini-challenge is hosted by Gaby at Oh My Books! and it is to share the costume we're wearing for Halloween or, if we're not dressing up, what we would like to wear if we were.

I've been on an Eleanor of Aquitaine kick lately so I would pick something like this (in plus size, of course)...I had to really search for one with a wimpole!


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