Leafing Through

How it’s October, and already half way through it, is beyond me. Even the trees seem a bit surprised; many of the leaves have begun to fall before they’ve had a chance to fully change color. Some get kind of dull, then just let go. A side effect of a hot summer that means raking and bagging the countless things without having the brief enjoyment of the colorful foliage. Just the mess.

But I did manage to grab a few books appropriate for the month. Halloween and all that. (To be honest, I don’t care much for Halloween anymore. Frigid, mid-winter nights are far more haunting. October is dying. January is stone-dead. Ghost stories are good year-round though.)

Speaking of horror stories, I’ve got the first episode of Vintage Horror Presents thrown together. I should be posting that instead of this. It’ll be up soon.

October 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments


  1. Darcie Gonzales October 20, 2018 at 5:23 am - Reply

    Hi, I’m a new commenter, but i envy your horror books especially since it’s been such an odd, cold, fall here. I hope the stories are great! I have a couple books from the ’80’/90s, exclusively horror under a theme and ther have been fantastic to read. Before, I’ve read mostly classic stories since they’re easily accessible, but I love my two collections and I’d to hear what authors are in those books, too.

    I hate to add this here, but I couldn’t find another contact page on Relic Radio, and this one was attached. If there’s a more appropriate place to ask my questions, I apologise for missing it. If you are the narrator in the beginning, I just wanted to thank you for your work and all the introductions you make, it really adds to each type of story/topic to know when it was made and how long each series lasted. If you aren’t associated, my apologies. I looked around the Relic Radio website and this seemed like the best option since there wasn’t another contact page clearly marked.

    Even if this wasn’t the right place, I’d love to know more about the books you shared a picture of, ghost stories are great and I’d love to look for more.

  2. Jim October 21, 2018 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Hi Darcie. Yes, I do the Relic Radio podcasts. I’m glad you enjoy listening to them! And thank you for the kind words. I know there are plenty of alternatives to them these days, so it’s good to hear what I’ve been doing is still working after all these years!

    Aside from the “100 hair-raising little horror stories”, they’re all the classic authors. Le Fanu, Collins, Henry James, MR James, Dickens, Stevenson, Blackwood etc. I haven’t gotten into the other yet, but it looks like more contemporary authors – I don’t recognize most. They all look like quick, one-sitting reads though.

    I got them (used) through Thriftbooks.com. There’s a pretty huge selection there. Their books are inexpensive and in pretty good condition usually.

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