2022 ScaredyKIT Planning Thread

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2022 ScaredyKIT Planning Thread

1sturlington
Bewerkt: dec 1, 2021, 7:41am

Welcome, all readers of scary, thrilling fiction and nonfiction. As in past years, I'll ask for volunteers to host each month and propose a topic. I'll list the hosts and topics below. All categories are game, whether we've had them before or it's something new.

If you're new here, the host is responsible for posting the monthly thread on or about the 15th of the preceding month. In the first post of the thread, describe the topic, and it's helpful to get us started with some suggestions that fit the theme. I'm excited to be reading along for another year with all of you!

January - Haunted Houses (mstrust)
February - Spiders, Snakes, and Other Creepy Crawlers (lowelibrary)
March - Switched (luvamystery65)
April - Serial Killers (Tess_W)
May - Anthologies, Short Stories, and Novellas (DeltaQueen50)
June - Out in the Wild (sturlington)
July - The Living Dead (LibraryCin)
August - Children/YA (Kristelh)
September - It's All in Your Head--Or Is It? (mstrust)
October - Witches, Evil Spirits, and Black Magic (DeltaQueen50)
November - Stephen King and family (sturlington)
December - Holiday Theme (luvamystery65)

Wiki: https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/2022_ScaredyKIT

2mstrust
okt 26, 2021, 11:57am

Thanks for setting it up, Shannon!

My favorite trope is haunted houses, so I wouldn't mind hosting a month of that.
But what about a month called "Am I Evil?" where the reader can't tell if the issue is one of possession/tormented by demons, or if the character is unhinged? I'm thinking books like Rosemary's Baby and A Headful of Ghosts.

3lowelibrary
okt 26, 2021, 3:59pm

I am up for hosting a month of Spiders, Snakes, and other Creepy Crawlers. This is a topic I haven't seen in my 3 years of ScaredyKIT

4sturlington
Bewerkt: okt 26, 2021, 5:32pm

I like all the topics posted so far, although we may want to expand the Am I Evil? topic because it may be a little narrow. How about something like "It's All in Your Head--Or Is It?" where it could be anything that the character is either really experiencing but nobody believes them or just imagining. Then books like The Haunting of Hill House and Baby Teeth would also fit.

If you suggest a topic, would you please also specify what month you want? If you don't care, are you all right with me slotting you into the next available month?

>2 mstrust: Are you okay with hosting two topics? Yeah, we have to have one month for ghosts and/or haunted houses, for sure. That's my favorite trope too.

5mstrust
okt 26, 2021, 5:56pm

Sure, I can do two topics. Can I have September for one topic? Put me anywhere for the next topic.
Yeah, I'm good with expanding the topic to include a character being set upon by demons or ghosts or martians, etc. Sounds good!

6sturlington
okt 26, 2021, 6:38pm

>5 mstrust: Great! I put Haunted Houses down for January because ghost stories are always appropriate for winter, I think.

>3 lowelibrary: I put you in February but let me know if you want a different month.

7sturlington
Bewerkt: okt 26, 2021, 6:40pm

My topic suggestion is for June: Out in the Wild. This topic would include horror and thrillers (fiction or nonfiction) that take place in a wilderness or otherwise remote situation, including survival stories.

8LibraryCin
okt 26, 2021, 9:35pm

I'd be happy to host, but not sure about a specific topic at this point. If others have ideas, but want someone else to host - or more than one idea but only want to host one, please offer up the topic ideas for those of us less creative types to choose from! :-) Thank you.

9sturlington
okt 26, 2021, 10:37pm

>8 LibraryCin: Can I go ahead and reserve you a month even if you don't have a topic yet? Also feel free to go back and choose a favorite topic from past years.

10luvamystery65
okt 27, 2021, 10:25am

I'll take March. We can call my theme Switched. Where something is switched, identities, lives, plane tickets (or seats), bodies, houses...

11Tess_W
okt 27, 2021, 11:44am

Can I have serial killers for March, please, Alex?;)

12sturlington
okt 27, 2021, 12:09pm

>10 luvamystery65: and >11 Tess_W: We've got two calls for March! Can one of you pick an alternate month?

Also, loving the ideas this year!

13Tess_W
okt 27, 2021, 12:14pm

>12 sturlington: put me up for any open month!

14sturlington
okt 27, 2021, 12:18pm

>13 Tess_W: Thanks, I put you in April

15mstrust
okt 27, 2021, 1:52pm

>8 LibraryCin: Zombies? Isolated islands or villages that have a serial killer or supernatural beings? Regional creatures like Mothman or Chupacabra?

16Tanya-dogearedcopy
okt 27, 2021, 2:56pm

>8 LibraryCin: >15 mstrust:
Back in the Hey Day of The Walking Dead, IIRC, May was Zombie Month...
Or maybe, "The Living Dead"-- which would include Vampires and Frankensteins (created from dead parts...)...?
Stories that have been adapted to film/TV?

17DeltaQueen50
okt 27, 2021, 4:18pm

I would like to do anthologies, short stories and novellas in September.

18sturlington
Bewerkt: okt 27, 2021, 4:25pm

>17 DeltaQueen50: Great to see you here! September's taken already, though--is there another month you can do?

19LibraryCin
okt 27, 2021, 4:41pm

>9 sturlington: Sure! Can you switch me to July, though? I'm hosting a challenge (in another group) for May. Ideally, I try to spread them out a bit. :-) Thanks so much!

20LibraryCin
okt 27, 2021, 4:44pm

>15 mstrust: >16 Tanya-dogearedcopy: Thank you for suggestions!

Zombies are actually not as much my "thing", but I like the idea of "The Living Dead" to broaden it a bit.

Are we ok if I'm moving away from May for that one, though?

21DeltaQueen50
Bewerkt: okt 27, 2021, 6:24pm

>18 sturlington: Whoops - If LibraryCin is moving from May, I could take that or any other month that is open.

22sturlington
okt 27, 2021, 6:24pm

>20 LibraryCin: I've moved you to July. I put down The Living Dead as your topic, but you can always change it i you think of something you like better.

>21 DeltaQueen50: Got it, thanks!

23LibraryCin
okt 27, 2021, 9:56pm

>22 sturlington: Thank you!

24Kristelh
Bewerkt: okt 28, 2021, 7:43am

I could take a month and do children/YA horror -

25sturlington
okt 28, 2021, 9:12am

>24 Kristelh: I gave you August unless you'd prefer another month.

26Kristelh
okt 28, 2021, 9:22am

>25 sturlington: that'll work

27sturlington
okt 28, 2021, 2:12pm

You guys have been great with the topics! Only 3 more months left to assign.

If you'd like to see a particular topic but don't want to host, just let us know. Someone else will probably volunteer to host it. I don't mind taking on two months myself.

Speaking of which, do you guys want to bring back Stephen King + fam month in November? We always have it, and it's always a favorite of mine, but I can understand if you're getting a little tired of him. :-)

28LibraryCin
okt 28, 2021, 4:39pm

>27 sturlington: I had a hard time coming up with a King for next month, though I did discover a Joe Hill that was on my tbr (I thought I'd caught up!). I guess if others still want the King and family month, I could reread one from decades ago, or maybe I'll have something else added to the tbr by then.

29VioletBramble
okt 28, 2021, 6:26pm

>27 sturlington: King November is my favorite month. I always have multiple books to pick from.

30mstrust
okt 28, 2021, 6:33pm

By this time next year, SK will have published another eighteen books ;-D

31Tanya-dogearedcopy
okt 28, 2021, 6:46pm

I'm something of a lurker, but I would love to see the November Kingdom return :-)

32sturlington
okt 28, 2021, 8:09pm

Ok, that decides it--King and fam is back in November, and I will host that one.

33LibraryCin
okt 28, 2021, 10:58pm

34DeltaQueen50
okt 30, 2021, 2:41pm

I don't mind taking a second month so how about Witches, Evil Spirits and Black Magic for October.

35luvamystery65
okt 31, 2021, 10:53am

Suggestion for December is Holiday themed story. Doesn't have to be Christmas but there is a lot of Christmas themed stories. We used to do a yearly thread of Christmas themed murder mysteries and I miss that. don't need to host but if we don't have a host next year and someone hasn't come up with a better theme I'll host.

36sturlington
okt 31, 2021, 8:04pm

>35 luvamystery65: I put you down as host just so we have someone.

That fills out our year! A couple of us have doubled up, though, so if you have a good theme idea and want to host, just speak up.

37sturlington
dec 1, 2021, 7:42am

Hi, everyone--I've set up the wiki here: https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/2022_ScaredyKIT

I think next year's categories look really fun.

38mstrust
dec 13, 2021, 2:36pm

39lowelibrary
jan 14, 11:04pm

I am working on the February thread this weekend, will have it up no later than Monday.

40lowelibrary
jan 16, 3:54pm