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message 1: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (last edited Sep 02, 2013 12:15AM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 1347 comments Mod
It's that time of the year again, when we select classic scary tales available online and read them in the month of October!


Guidelines:

1. It has to fit the guidelines for Classic Horror to be part of the reading program (ie. published prior to 1960) and to be available to read free and legally on the internet.

2. When you make the suggestion, also post a link to where the story can be read or downloaded.

3. The story should be short. No more than 100 pages at the most, and hopefully not even that much since we will be doing 1-2 a week.

4. We hope to get some different stories from last year, so check the past lists and suggest something new unless you can make a case for why we should do a repeat.

Stories We've Read in the Past for our Halloween Editions:


*Pigeons from Hell by Robert E. Howard
*Rats in the Walls by HP Lovecraft
*The Boarded Window by Ambrose Bierce
*O Whistle and I'll Come to You My Lad by MR James
*The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe
*The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe
*Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
*No. 252 Rue M. Le Prince by Ralph Adams Cram
*The Suitable Surroundings by Ambrose Bierce

*The Facts in the Case of M. Waldemar by Edgar Allen Poe
*The Ring of Thoth by Arthur Conan Doyle
*The Thing in the Cellar by David H. Keller
*The Room in the Tower by EF Benson
*The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
*The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe
*The Isle of the Torturers by Clark Ashton Smith
*The Jolly Corner by Henry James
*St. John's Eve by Nikolai Gogol
*The Colour Out of Space by HP Lovecraft

All the stories we've read as part of the TTCYB Group Reads:

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/group_...

Any group member can make a suggestion. You have all the month of September to make your choices. The maximum we can take is 10 stories (2-3 stories a week).

Any questions?



message 3: by Jenny (new)

Jenny Twist (jennytwist) | 5 comments Hi Lady Danielle

Does the book have to be free for the whole month of September? I have a free download of my book, Mantequero, on 5th & 6th and am happy to send a free copy to any member of the group who would like to read it.
Love
Jenny
xx


message 4: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (last edited Sep 02, 2013 12:16AM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 1347 comments Mod
Hi Jenny, the Tales to Chill Your Blood series is just for classic horror stories (published prior to 1960). You can definitely post about your book in the promotions section though.


message 5: by Amy (new)

Amy Michaud I suggest "The Night Wire" by H.F. Arnold (published in 1926). Its available here: http://www.sff.net/people/doylemacdon....

It seems it has been suggested before, but does not appear in the list above.


message 6: by xiane (last edited Sep 02, 2013 09:29AM) (new)

xiane | 1 comments I suggest "Afterward" (1910) by Edith Wharton:
http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-sto...


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

Wait so is it just recommended that I read all of these and then chat about them? Am I supposed to add my recommendations? GoodReads newbie over here, patience appreciated!


message 8: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (last edited Sep 02, 2013 09:00PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 1347 comments Mod
Amy wrote: "I suggest "The Night Wire" by H.F. Arnold (published in 1926). Its available here: http://www.sff.net/people/doylemacdon....

It seems it has been suggested before, but does not appea..."


Heather wrote: "Wait so is it just recommended that I read all of these and then chat about them? Am I supposed to add my recommendations? GoodReads newbie over here, patience appreciated!"

Hi Heather. You make a suggestion for a story you'd like to read next month with the group, and post a link to where it is available to read.

Does that answer your question?

Hi Amy. We have read that on the group, just not during the Halloween story reading events. I scrolled through the list of past stories and it's on the last page.

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/4...

Did you have another choice?


message 9: by Simon (new)

Simon (friedegg) | 133 comments I would like to suggest: The Testament of Magdalen Blair by Aleister Crowley. One of the best and most horrifying stories I read in a collection of his recently.


message 10: by James (new)

James Everington | 53 comments Oh the 'Nightwire' is a very good choice - a real classic.

As is 'Afterward' too, of course.


message 11: by Jenny (new)

Jenny Twist (jennytwist) | 5 comments Lady Danielle aka The Book Huntress wrote: "Hi Jenny, the Tales to Chill Your Blood series is just for classic horror stories (published prior to 1960). You can definitely post about your book in the promotions section though."

Thanks, Lady Danielle. xxx


message 12: by Martha (new)

Martha (hellocthulhu) | 325 comments Mod
We read The Night Wire before. It's a great one though!


message 13: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 1347 comments Mod
You're welcome, Jenny!


message 14: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) would Young Goodman Brown qualify?


message 15: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 1347 comments Mod
@ Laura: I found it online, so yes!

http://www.online-literature.com/poe/...


message 16: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) thanks, Lady! woo hoo!


message 17: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 1347 comments Mod
LaLaLa Laura wrote: "thanks, Lady! woo hoo!"

That's one of my all time favorites (but that's not why it's okay to read for the TTCYB series). :)


message 18: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) Lady Danielle aka The Book Huntress wrote: "Stories We'll Be Reading October 1-October 31st (linked to thread when open):

Afterward by Edith Wharton
The Testament of Magdalen Blair by Aleister Crowley
Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne"


sounds good! I just read Young Goodman Brown which was great. scary and thought provoking!


message 19: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) Now that we picked the book selections, will we discuss them in separate threads or here?


message 20: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 1347 comments Mod
We're still waiting for most suggestions. The reading won't begin until October 1st, and I will post here with an update and a link to each story. Hope that helps!

So yes, we need more suggestions!!!


message 21: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) that helps. thanks, Lady!


message 22: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) how about "true Irish ghost stories?" http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/...


message 23: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 1347 comments Mod
Did you want to suggest a section to read? We probably won't have time to read them all.


message 24: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) Lady Danielle aka The Book Huntress wrote: "Did you want to suggest a section to read? We probably won't have time to read them all."
I choose...
Poltergeists


message 25: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 1347 comments Mod
Sounds great. Thanks!


message 26: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) Lady Danielle aka The Book Huntress wrote: "Sounds great. Thanks!"

NP. it's also free on the Kindle.


message 27: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 1347 comments Mod
We're getting to the end of the month and we need more story suggestions. If you haven't made one, don't be shy. If you really want to reread one of the ones we've done, feel free to suggest it.

This program is for the group members to collectively celebrate Halloween, so we do need member participation. No pressure, but at the same time, if we don't have member input, we can't really do this.

Thanks for your feedback and contributions!



message 28: by Ben (new)

Ben | 17 comments The Haunted and the Haunters - Edward Bulwer Lytton

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14195

The Listener - Algernon Blackwood

http://www.munseys.com/book/11188/Lis...

Lukundoo - Edward Lucas White

http://www.munseys.com/detail/mode/ti...

Some classic options...


message 29: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 1347 comments Mod
Thanks for the suggestions, Ben!


message 30: by Kristy (new)

Kristy Bryson (kbryson) | 2 comments I'm sorry that I haven't been able to participate with suggestions, but I am stoked to get started reading the list when we begin!


message 31: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 1347 comments Mod
We can take a few more suggestions, if anyone can think of stories they want to read this month.


message 32: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 1347 comments Mod
1st story thread is open: Afterward by Edith Wharton


message 33: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (last edited Oct 07, 2013 06:00PM) (new)


message 34: by LaLaLa Laura (new)

LaLaLa Laura  (laurabhoffman) can't wait to hear everyone's thoughts on Young Goodman Brown. :)


message 35: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 1347 comments Mod
3rd story thread is open: Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne


message 36: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 1347 comments Mod
Up next is Poltergeists


message 37: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 1347 comments Mod
Our first of stories during the week of Halloween is The Haunters and the Haunted by Edward Bulwer-Lytton.


message 38: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (last edited Oct 30, 2013 11:01AM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 1347 comments Mod
Our second to last story is The Listener by Algernon Blackwood.


message 39: by Simon (new)

Simon (friedegg) | 133 comments Ooh, I've not read that one.


message 40: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Jamesian Enthusiast (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 1347 comments Mod
Last but not least is Lukundoo by Edward Lucas White.

Thanks to everyone who has participated in the story selection and reading! Have a safe and happy Halloween, if you celebrate. If not, enjoy spooky stories on the house!


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