Whilst we are just about to have our last day of winter and therefore the joy that goes along with those first warm sunny days, the flowers blooming and the longer days should be manifesting! But in the Northern Hemisphere, the opposite is happening and the days are drawing in. For some, that could mean spooky reads, and luckily I am not really a seasonal reader so I can be joining in with RIP VII, hosted by Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings.
The purpose (from Carl's intro post) of R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII is to enjoy books and movies/television that could be classified as:
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.
Looking at the piles and piles of books that I have around me, I think my pool of books will include
Fables 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers by Bill Willingham
Cracklescape by Margo Lanagan
Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan
Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
I Shall Not Want by Julia Spencer-Fleming
Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
The Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore
Also, over at Estelle Society, they are hosting a readalong of The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters, which I might join in with as well, although I am thinking that I might just be over committing myself given the other books I have already got plans to read!
That's a starting list at least.