Non writing pursuits

A perfect Christmas holiday read

Up in the corner of the world that most people seem to come from, it’s snowing and it’s cold and such, and it’s the perfect time to wrap up warm next to the fire with an eggnog and a warm blanket and enjoy some great Christmas cheer. Down here it’s actually about as cold. Alternating between far too hot, and cold enough to give me another flu, it’s still the perfect time to do some great holiday reading.

Why not try a little Algernon Blackwood? This is a man that Lovecraft listed as one of his influences in writing. I’d not heard of him, until Jerome sent me past this particular little gem. Ok, not so little, but it’s a rocking good read. It’s about two friends who take a camping trip down the Danube. Terror ensues.

I’m certainly a bit of a grinch when it comes to Christmas, but I actually can’t think of anything better to do this holiday season (when it finally comes) than curling up with a good book. And there’s nothing better than free fiction either. I’d rather be reading about supernatural horror than another round of happy Christmas crap any day. So, with out any more delay, check out this good read.

The Willows, by Algernon Blackwood.


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