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Subject: October Book
Date Posted: 10/1/2010 10:38 AM ET
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Does anyone want to do a group read for October? I was thinking that it could be funny to read a scary story for Halloween? Any thoughts?

Date Posted: 10/1/2010 12:54 PM ET
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Last year's Halloween discussion was fun, I'd be up for it.

Date Posted: 10/1/2010 4:43 PM ET
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Sounds fun!

Date Posted: 10/2/2010 10:56 AM ET
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I've been thinking smiley.  Here are some ideas: Dracula (that's my October challenge - so, a little selfish on my part), "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving, Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury or maybe The Halloween Tree by the same, By the Pricking of My Thumbs, by Agatha Christie (like the tie in?), Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, or maybe some more Poe stories.  Just some thoughts.

Subject: Yes, me too please!
Date Posted: 10/2/2010 1:29 PM ET
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I would love to be a part of an October read. Something wicked this way comes, some Poe or Stephan King.

Let me know how this will work as I have just joined.

Thanks!

Date Posted: 10/2/2010 11:44 PM ET
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Er . . . . . . . . .uh . . . . . . . . how about The Inferno, by Dante?

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 12:15 PM ET
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If not Poe, Lovecraft is another awesome writer of classic American horror.

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 12:42 PM ET
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I'd be up for Lovecraft, too.  I'll confess I'm intimidated by Dante, but if the group wanted to read it, I'd poke my nose into it and give it a whirl.

Welcome, Leeanne!

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 6:28 PM ET
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Would The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson, be considered a candidate for "October book" ?

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 9:14 PM ET
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Bonnie,

I love that suggestion! We should take a tally.

Date Posted: 10/7/2010 12:29 PM ET
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I vote for a collection of classic short stories.

Something by Poe

Legend of Sleepy Hollow by W. Irving

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

Something by Lovecraft

 

 

Or Jekl and Hyde

 

 

Date Posted: 10/7/2010 3:32 PM ET
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I would do either The Haunting of Hill House or Sleepy Hollow

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 10:07 AM ET
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If anyone is still thinking of doing a little ghostly themed reading for October, I would give an enthusiastic recommendation for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving.  I finished it last night and loved it!  It has a wonderful autumnal feel to it and the writing is lovely.  Also, the story itself is layered with interesting themes and I would dearly love to check my interpretation of the postscript with someone! 

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 11:07 AM ET
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I picked up The Haunting of Hill House from the branch library yesterday, and am looking forward to reading it in these next few golden October days . . .

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 12:38 PM ET
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Bonnie, I have that book sitting on my shelf. I will start it tonight.

Date Posted: 10/23/2010 10:44 PM ET
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As I read The Haunting of Hill House, I find myself wondering if I should be making a mental note of the odd little bits that come up, such as the professor's remarks about Pamela, and Fielding and Smollett. for instance.   And wondering whether I should dig up that old poem that seems to keep recurring in the thoughts of Eleanor......I think it's in Palgrave's Golden Treasury   I'm not a very adept reader of mysteries. and can't tell what are 'clues' or significant details, and what are just ........well.......peripheral bits.    The story is intriguing enough, even if it does sound just plain implausible.



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Date Posted: 10/24/2010 2:24 PM ET
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"Ghostly" classics.   LMFHOno

Date Posted: 10/24/2010 7:23 PM ET
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"Ghostly" classics.   LMFHOno

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