Pryday #11

Hi, all, I hope you’ve had a lovely week of reading. This week for Pryday, let’s talk scary. I haven’t done much this year to get in the Halloween spirit, but I have been watching the World Series which has been scarily good 🙂 I did decide a few days ago to read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. When I was a child I loved the Disney animated version of the story, narrated by Bing Crosby. It always fascinated me. More recently I sort of enjoyed the Sleepy Hollow film with Johnny Depp. I thought it was okay, not great, but decent. This year I wanted to go straight to the original source. I’ve been slowly savoring Irving’s famous short story and am very glad I decided to read it. I’ll write about it soon!

How about you? Have you read or watched anything to get you in the Halloween spirit?

3 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I’d been thinking about watching Sleepy Hollow again, in honor of Halloween! I’m a wimp when it comes to scary movies, but for some reason I watched the original Halloween this week, and even though it was on a channel with commercial breaks, it was still scary! much less gore than I expected, and a lot more suspense. I’ve dvr’d The Uninvited, but I’m waiting to watch that in broad daylight.

  2. It’s been a few years since I read it, but The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe is a great Gothic read for this time of year. I first read it because of the role it plays in Northanger Abbey, but ended up getting really into it in its own right. And of course, I love anything by Poe for Halloween, too.

Thank you for reading and commenting.

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