Myself, I like them before sunset, thank you very much…
Ludicrous, you think? Maybe – but I’ve had a few sleep-killing experiences, including the short story collection I read while staying in my Fifteenth Century college’s guest-rooms. Considering that no one else slept there at the moment, considering the long, dark and deserted corridors I had to walk to get there, considering the gloomy November nights… well yes, perhaps ghost-reading after dark was not the smartest of ideas.
Anyway, let’s do something seasonal, shall we? I found these interesting book recommendations over at The Reading Room: The Woman in Black has been on my Kindle for years now – and some bright summer day I’m going to tackle it – and quite a few of the others sound very promising.
And, while we are there, why not try a few classic M.R. James stories, courtesy of the Project Gutenberg?
After dark, read at your own peril.
- The Main Types Of Ghost Story, And How To Recognize Them (io9.com)
- “A Ghost” – Guy de Maupassant (biblioklept.org)
- „A Ghost Story” by Mark Twain (smartenglish183.wordpress.com)