horrorbutton2014The first day of the year has been grey and wet, wild and windy and started to get dark before it ever seemed to have been light. Also our house was quiet. Too quiet. I found myself unable to settle to anything so began fiddling about on Twitter.

Twitter is a dangerous thing.

For I came across a tweet referring to the 2014 Horror Reading Challenge, and despite telling myself that after my best reading year since beginning this blog I was only going to read on a whim and/or for pleasure in 2014, I find myself drawn to this challenge. It runs from today until 31 December and I’m signing up for Running Scared, which means reading between one and five books.

This sneaked up on me unawares so I haven’t made a book list. First thoughts are that this is a good forum in which to have another go at Joe Hill (so far a 1-1 draw), dip into the various short story collections I have on my Kindle app, and also gives me the excuse to re-read Carrie (an idea I’ve been toying with for ages.)

Let’s see how that all works out.