The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House is more eerie than scary. Jackson’s writing is so tight and so descriptive in ways that make you think about ordinary things, like houses, differently. The plot itself is not outstanding, maybe because it’s almost become a template of haunted house stories. Three people, Eleanor, …

Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Told by an unknown narrator, the story is focused on a “secret” of a woman named Lady Audley and the ultimate revelation of what that secret is. While you may think relatively soon into the book that you know Lady Audley’s Secret, that the author has told us, you’d be …

FrightFall Wrap-up

The FrightFall Readathon technically ended Monday, but the post-readathon ended yesterday. The one main “rule” of FrightFall is that you must read at least ONE scary book (which can be a thriller, mystery, Gothic novel, or similar for those who are faint of heart). Here are all the scary, thriller …

FrightFall Readathon

The FrightFall Readathon starts today. This is pretty much the only time of year I read horror, or even slightly scary books. Michelle at Seasons of Reading is our hostess. We started today¬†at 12:00am central time and end at 11:59pm central time on October 31st. From Michelle’s post: Just remember…the …