The Classics Club: Scary book tag in honour of the Gothic month #CCdare

The Classics Club is celebrating the Gothic month #CCdare

with the scary book tag over Gothic Book Tag, so to join this frighting book tag, all you have to do is follow the rules -unlike a Gothic novel character, which always explores the horizon.

The rules are easy.

  • Answer the 13 questions with classic books in mind.
  • How you define ‘classic’ is up to you.
  • How you define ‘scary’ is up to you (it could be content, size of book, genre etc).
  • Add your link back here when you’re done.
  • If you’re feeling social, visit other blogs and leave a comment or share your thoughts on twitter, fb, instagram or goodreads using #CCgothicbooktag
  • Join in if you dare.

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  1. Which classic book has scared you the most?
  2. Scariest moment in a book?
  3. Classic villain that you love to hate?
  4. Creepiest setting in a book?
  5. Best scary cover ever?
  6. Book you’re too scared to read?
  7. Spookiest creature in a book?
  8. Classic book that haunts you to this day?
  9. Favourite cliffhanger or unexpected twist?
  10. Classic book you really, really disliked?
  11. Character death that disturbed/upset you the most?
  12. List your top 5 Gothic/scary/horror classic reads.
  13. Share your scariest/creepiest quote, poem or meme.

As always the aim is to have fun and read more classic books.

Do you dare to be scared?

#CCgothicbooktag

My answers are as it follows:

  1. Which classic book has scared you the most?
    There are too many books that scared me but above them all anything by H. P. Lovecraft, the man frightens me with his disturbing creatures.
  2. Scariest moment in a book?
    It must be Jonathan Harker’s first encounter with count Dracula.
     
  3. Classic villain that you love to hate?
    I’m into those dark men, who are the vicious villain, still, I deeply fall for them. That Villain would be Dorian Grey, whom I believe to be the educator of sin to all devil and demons who walked the earth after him.
     
  4. Creepiest setting in a book?
    That would be The Hill house of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House.

  5. Best scary cover ever?
    Nothing scares me than The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters.
     
  6. Book you’re too scared to read?
    Nothing is scary than the length of Les Misérables by Victor Hugo 
  7. Spookiest creature in a book?
    Human beings are always scary to me, creatures, sometimes, have a point to be defensive to themselves. 
  8. Classic book that haunts you to this day?
    Again, it’s The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters. Really! Have you seen the cover? 
  9. Favourite cliffhanger or unexpected twist?
    That would be of We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

  10. Classic book you really, really disliked?
    I did not like, or will ever like  Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. I hope the bard forgives me.

  11. Character death that disturbed/upset you the most?
    Dracula’s death, I know he is the villain, but I love him. 
  12. List your top 5 Gothic/scary/horror classic reads.
    -Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
    -Frankenstein
    -Jane Eyre
    -Wuthering Heights
    -Dracula 
  13. Share your scariest/creepiest quote, poem or meme.
    It’s not scary but the threatening atmosphere and dark promises are so scary.

    A Poison Tree

    I was angry with my friend;
    I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
    I was angry with my foe:
    I told it not, my wrath did grow.

    And I waterd it in fears,
    Night & morning with my tears:
    And I sunned it with smiles,
    And with soft deceitful wiles.

    And it grew both day and night.
    Till it bore an apple bright.
    And my foe beheld it shine,
    And he knew that it was mine.

    And into my garden stole,
    When the night had veild the pole;
    In the morning glad I see;
    My foe outstretched beneath the tree.

18 thoughts on “The Classics Club: Scary book tag in honour of the Gothic month #CCdare

  1. I couldn’t comment on your club list but had to chuckle when I saw you name me as the inspiration of many of the titles! 😀 I’m the same Jillian from 2012, but my blog is long since gone.

    I haven’t read many of the chunksters on your list, but I’ve read half of several of them, ha ha, & about twenty-five of your other titles. You’re in for some treats! ❤

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    • OMG! Jilian, the creator by herself. I have been missing your classics blog for ages, I wish if you could somehow bring it back to life.

      I have been on and off with this list, you inspired me deeply to read classics and finish my English major.

      I hope to keep in touch with you.

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    • If you mean by email, I’m actually the worst at that because I’m so busy offline. 😦 But I’m following your blog, and as long as mine is live I’m happy to hear from you! 😀

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    • “Long since gone”

      With the attention and detail you put in your posts, I can see why it took so much time…but it has not been so long as you make it sound! I hope once your other projects are finished, you’ll be able to return, so long as you want to. “Never let school get in the way of your education.”

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    • I hope you are alright after all of this emotional ride. Still, I might have it as part of weekly reading groups, I need all the emotional support with Les Misérables.

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