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"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving.

Codename Villanelle, then decided to read Washington Irving’s short The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which I somehow managed to not read in high school.

Then again, let’s be honest: I didn’t do much in high school.

Anyway, it’s a turd. It’s super short (seriously, we’re talking about a one-and-done bathroom read), but it’s so boring that it took me just over two weeks to finish… and it’s only 72 pages long… with large type. To be read: I can’t recommend it.

During this time I also dove into Like Brothers by Mark and Jay Duplass, which is proving to be a really fun read.

"Like Brothers" by Mark and Jay Duplass.

I’m only 100 pages in, but unlike Irving’s short I can definitely recommend it.

Another Graysmith book is next,

-Shady

…BBC America’s Killing Eve, so now that I’m done with Blueprint’s book I’ve decided to check out the source material: Luke Jennings’ Codename Villanelle.

"Codename Villanelle" by Luke Jennings.

Not sure where I’ll go next,

-Shady

Thomas Lennon’s book pretty quickly, and am now on to Blueprint’s What A Night: A Book About The Worst Shows of My Career.

"What A Night: A Book About The Worst Shows Of My Career" by Blueprint.

Finally up to speed for the year,

-Shady

A Tribe Called Quest, and am now on to some middle-grade fiction with Thomas Lennon’s Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles.

"Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles" by Thomas Lennon.

I even got a personalized copy for the kids.

Someday they will fight over it.

Not sure where my brain is headed next,

-Shady

…now that I’m done with Zodiac.

Now, a love letter to A Tribe Called Quest from author Hanif Abdurraqib. It is called Go Ahead In The Rain: Notes To A Tribe Called Quest.

To be followed by some YA fiction,

-Shady

"Zodiac" by Robert Graysmith.

…David McAninch’s Duck Season, and I’m now on to a book I should’ve read a decade ago, back when I was writing The Roberts: Robert Graysmith’s Zodiac.

Might have to read Susan Kelly’s The Boston Stranglers next,

-Shady

"Duck Season" by David McAninch.

The Haunting of Hill House quite awhile ago, and am now in the middle of David McAninch’s Duck Season.

Some classic serial killer literature is next,

-Shady

Fear: Trump in the White House, which was just as scary as you’d assume.

Now, I’m finishing out 2018 with Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House.

Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House."

From terrifying fact to terrifying fiction,

-Shady

out of my system, and am now a hundred pages into this nightmarish tale.

Oh, fuck.

We’re all doomed,

-Shady

Dracula a bit ago, then started Gerina Dunwich’s The Pagan Book of Halloween.

"The Pagan Book of Halloween" by Gerina Dunwich.

It’s taken me awhile to read this one. Specifically, about 18 years.

Thanks for the Christmas gift from nearly two decades ago, Beth!

Next up, Bob Woodward’s take on Trump!

Halloween is officially over,

-Shady

Old Poop!