I am a huge chicken. Silly things scare me. After seeing Signs in the theater, I slept with my lights on and a cup of water by my bed for a week (I was 16 or 17). Matt got mad at me when we went to see King Kong because I about ripped his arm off. The last time I went to a haunted house (I was 18), I screamed so much I started crying hysterically and I had nightmares for weeks. Even trailers for scary movies played during commercials freak me. Matt, of course, thinks it's hilarious, until I force him to sleep with the lights on. Needless to say, I avoid anything scary.
So of course I am going to join in on RIP, a challenge dedicating to reading some scary, dark, and gothic stuff. Coupled with the new Classics Circuit coming up, Matt is in for some bright nights. :) But the fact is, I have some titles I have been avoiding on my list (because of the scary), and I need to just read them. This is a good time. So, I am declaring my intention to join in.
I am signing up for "Peril the First," which means I am reading four books of scary nature. Here are the titles I will be choosing from:
- The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
- Dracula by Bram Stoker (I might just turn this one into a readalong)
- The Divine Comedy by Dante (mainly Inferno will count towards this one)
- The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
- maybe some other Shakespeare?
I hope you'll all join in on the fun.
Bring on the nightmares! ;)