This Christmas I got a B&N gift card, and finally got around to heading to their store to figure out what I wanted to buy. I don’t actually mind getting gift cards although there are certainly ones I prefer (Amazon gift cards tend to get used immediately as I read a lot on my Kindle). While none of the stuff I actually wanted was at B&N, I did end up picking up one book more or less on principle.
To my embarrassment I’ve never read any of Lovecraft’s stories despite knowing many details about his fiction and being able to recognize the influence he’s had on the horror genre. Well I found a large book that is an annotated collection. While writing horror isn’t really my thing, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to expose myself to something new.