This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words.
What’re you currently reading?
Talking with Psychopaths and Savages by Christopher Berry-Dee
It sounds like a strange book to read but it’s part of my research for the story I’m hoping to write this year. I’ve read all sorts of books on the topic of psychopathy. While this book is interesting, I just find the author quite arrogant as he details how he “honey-trapped” so many psychopaths into confessing to him. OK, you’re great, I get it! The case studies are fascinating otherwise but I don’t think I want my psychopathic character to be as extreme as the ones mentioned in this book.
What did you recently finish reading?
Don’t Look Away: 35 Terrifying Tales from the Darkest Corners by William Dalphin
I’m a big fan of the NoSleep podcast and the author is a frequent writer for the show. I absolutely love scary stories and have been on the lookout for one to truly terrify me. Maybe it was because I mostly read it at night (not intentionally) and on my own, but most of these stories were truly terrifying. With just 19 minutes left to read (on Kindle), I begged my over-tired fiancé to stay up with me until I was done because I was too scared to be left on my own. I tweeted the author to praise him for essentially scaring the crap out of me and got a grateful reply. I highly recommend this book.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Unexplained: Supernatural Stories for Uncertain Times by Richard MacLean Smith
This is another podcast I absolutely love, and the first book produced by the author. I’ve recently moved house and this has become buried in my mass of books in what is temporarily my junk room. As soon as I find it I’ll read it.
The World of Lore: Dreadful Places by Aaron Mahnke
Yet another podcast I love, and the third book produced by the author for this series. Again, this is also lost in my junk room. I hope I find it soon!