I was a bit too fast


I thought I was done with my reading challenge planning for 2011, but, as always, something else came up. At Poppy’s blog I saw that she joined the Gothic Reading Challenge. The lowest level “A little Madness” is just the right thing for me. You are only required to read one book and that suits me just fine.

I have two books on my TBR list. Depending on which one I can get my hands on cheaper I will either read “The Castle of Otranto” or “The Mysteries of Udolpho”. Not sure I will be able to stomach more than one. I am somewhat wimpy when it comes to suspense.

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  1. Ha ha, another challenge! I’m past 5 now and considering not doing any at all. I was about to write my challenge post when I saw another post that totally put me off (as it had another challenge that I had not considered).

    I read The Castle of Otranto and found it funny, as in odd and strange and laughable. It’s only short and I got it as a free download I think, so I can recommend that – except I didn’t like it all that much.
    Leeswammes (Judith)’s last post ..Grocery Bag Exchange- Goodies from Chachic


    • Can’t wait to see what your challenges will be, Judith.

      Yes, I have heard about Otranto that it is a bit different and not as scary as it might have been back then. I’m still curious. As an Austen fan I think reading Udolpho might be a better choice. I’ll see.


  2. Heh heh. I thought it sounded like a good challenge to start off with and I’m now quite excited. I think my aim for five will help clear out my TBR bookshelf. I’ll be re-reading Northanger Abbey; I already own the vaguely gothic The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsey and a collection of short stories by Elizabeth Gaskell. And I’d like to read Udolpho as well (thank you Jane Austen). So that’s five and only one new purchase. Aren’t I a good little bookworm. 😉
    Poppy Red’s last post ..Back to the Classics Challenge 2011


    • I actually have read quite a few of the books that are in the reading list on the challenge blog. I never knew I was such a Gothic fan, :).
      After what Judith said about Otranto (and I think I have heard similar before) I start to think that Udolpho will definitely be a better choice.


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