This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.
For this week’s book I picked another chilling cover. I honestly don’t remember when I put this on my list or how I heard about this book. Ireland is a country I have always wanted to visit and so I am always on the lookout for books set in Ireland or about their myths and folktales. So I probably saw this one day and immediately added it to the list. I actually might end up buying this one as my library doesn’t have it. I just hope it isn’t so scary that it will keep me from ever traveling to Ireland!
Irish Gothic: Tales of Gothic Horror by Ronald Kelly
Publication Date: February 20, 2021
Summary from GoodReads:
When Irish eyes are dying
Breath chills till time is over,
Death pulls slowly graveward
To rest ‘neath sod and clover...
Ireland… Sweet Erin…The Emerald Isle. In the bright and bonnie light of day, it is a place of beauty, history, and good humor. Of rolling green hills and stone walls at every step of a mile. A kind blessing for health and happiness, and a pint in your hand at the village pub… as well as the sound of fife and fiddle, the lilting tune of laughter, and the cheerful dance of a jig.
But, as the sun takes leave and dusk descends, deep shadows and the dank of an evening mist claim the Land of Saints. Within the cloak of night, boogies and beasties roam the moors, keen for the echo of lonesome footsteps and the alluring scent of fear and dread. Banshee, selkie, leprechaun, and fairy alike. The restless spirit of the Sluagh and the bestial form of the werewolf, hungry and on the prowl.
In Irish Gothic: Tales of Celtic Horror, Ronald Kelly returns to the land of his ancestry and explores the dark superstition and frightful folklore of Ol’ Eire. Seven stories of Celtic gothic terror… tales to quicken the beat of the heart and chill one’s bones to the very marrow.
And of course that cover just sends chills up my spine! The zombie/skeleton bride standing in a graveyard, who doesn’t want to read a story about all of that! Horror is not one of my go to genres, but I do usually enjoy it when I do pick one up. I am looking forward to reading this one some stormy fall night real soon.
What type of book do you like to curl up with on a stormy night?