It's getting to be my favorite time of the year!! I love autumn, with its crisp brisk air, bonfires, leaves crunching underfoot, and my favorite holiday of them all, Halloween. I love a good scary story, in book or movie form. F.Scott Fitzgerald said that life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall, and I am in agreement.
This year I am going to try (again) to participate in R.I.P. VIII, a scary reading challenge hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings. I say again because last year I got sick in the beginning of October, and stayed sick. It is kind of a tradition for me to get sick in October, a tradition that started when I was five. I am hoping to avoid it this year with lots of vitamins, soup, and a flu shot.
I am attempting Peril The First - I am to read four books that fit the definition of R.I.P. Literature. And since I try to fill October with all things scary, this should not be a problem, especially if I stay healthy. I am definitely going to read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, as for the others I am tossing around a few ideas. I am sure there will be a book that is a ghost story, and one that is about witches..and then maybe one pure horror.
I am also participating in the Peril on the Screen challenge. October wouldn't be complete without horror movies. I think it is time to re invoke our "Horrible Horror Movie Night" this year!
What about you? Do you say yay or nay to Halloween?