Monday, 9 May 2016

A Move in the Right Direction

I moved house last week. As with all such moves, it was both exhausting and stressful. However, I'm now 75% unpacked and finally beginning to relax.

I have a garden, and I can't wait to get planting. From my writing desk I have a beautiful view of the garden and apple trees, and I wake up every day to the sound of birdsong. There's even a fox that likes to sunbathe on open land nearby. My idea of bliss!



 My new writing area, albeit a work-in-progress.


Now excuse me while I shut down the Internet and get writing!

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Spring Into Horror Read-A-Thon

This week I'm taking part in the Spring Into Horror Read-A-Thon, which runs from April 18th - 24th. Guidelines for the read-a-thon can be found here. A huge shout-out and thanks to the organiser, Michelle. 

It's a long time since I read a true horror novel, so this will be fun. Did I say fun? Cue sinister music and gut-wrenching fear. My chosen read is one I've been meaning to read for a couple of decades - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein


Opening Line:

You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.

Blurb:

A stunning, enduring horror story about the dangers of Science, as the ambitious Victor Frankenstein takes his powers of creation too far and pays a terrible price when he gives life to a terrible monster. Heartbreaking, darkly funny and full of striking gothic images, FRANKENSTEIN is a true classic.

Now that is my kind of blurb. *Shudder* 

I'll let you know what I think of Shelley's masterpiece next week. In the meantime, have you read Frankenstein? What was your opinion of it? If I were to read any more horror classics, which do you recommend?