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?


  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.

  3. I ve not this year been caught up in german lit for most part so not had chance maybe next year ,all the best stu

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