Want to know something REALLY SCARY? In a couple weeks, a doctor is going to cut out my tonsils. This means that Book Buzz: Pairings will NOT be meeting the second Tuesday in October. However, Joe, Kate and Sarah didn’t want to skip October entirely and suggested we talk about TWO books at ONE meeting. Crazy!! But, I do what the people want.
They also suggested reading scary books. I’m totally okay with that — it will be October, after all. So, here’s what’s on deck:
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 | CLP – Lawrenceville
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodara, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, the lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable noises and self-closing doors, but Hill House is gathering its powers and will soon choose one of them to make its own.
The Woman in Black | Susan Hill
Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford–a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway–to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Mrs. Drablow’s house stands at the end of the causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but Kipps is unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden behind its sheltered windows. The routine business trip he anticipated quickly takes a horrifying turn when he finds himself haunted by a series of mysterious sounds and images–a rocking chair in a deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child’s scream in the fog, and, most terrifying of all, a ghostly woman dressed all in black.
Don’t be afraid…