Sunday, October 17, 2010
HALLOWEEN READ-A-THON UPDATE AND 2 MINI-CHALLENGES
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:
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!