Ten Day Book Challenge: Day Two

I’ve been tagged by the spook-tacular Rami Ungar to do the ten day book challenge – Blog Style!

The rules:

  • Thank whoever nominated you with big, bold print. If they have a blog, link to the post where you got tagged there.
  • Explain the rules.
  • Post the cover of a book that was influential on you or that you love dearly.
  • Explain why
  • Tag someone else to do the challenge, and let them know they’ve been tagged.

Day two is another kind of cheat because it’s a short story/poetry collection, but that’s life.

I know I’m crazy, but I spent way too long looking for a picture of the one we had when I was – again – a kid. Though we read the Telltale Heart in school (I’d actually read it before printed on the back of our “drawing paper” which came from the Shenandoah school’s recycle bin), I was never that impressed with it. (It’s still one of my least favorite stories), so I didn’t actually “discover” Poe until sixth grade when we read Annabel Lee. I went home enthusing about it, and my mother whipped this gem out of the bookcase and said, “yeah, we have that.” Oddly enough, the “Works of Poe” spine had never translated to Edgar Allan Poe in my brain (especially considering the other books in the set, such as Byron).

How has it influenced me? Um…I write creepy horror stories, that are often melancholy and/or depressing if I get my way (I try to make some of them not so dark, but I love them dark and heavy, really.) So, I think the influence is pretty easy to see without an explanation.

And today I’m tagging awesome author Barbara Tarn.

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  1. Quoth the raven, “Way to go, Jo!” 😉


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