Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fall is creeeeeping up on us, and so is the RIP challenge!

It truly is a dark and stormy morning here in the North, so it is fitting that Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings is getting the RIP Reading Challenge ready to begin on the 1st of September. Say what you will about cold weather, but I love Halloween and Fall atmosphere!

The challenge is to read in the Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, or Supernatural genres by October 31st. The great thing about this challenge is that you can choose different "readers' perils": you can read 4 books, 2 books, 1 book, or just stick to short stories. Carl will be hosting Short Story Sunday on his blog.

Seeing as I am a huge scary short story nut (Lovecraft, Poe, King... I'll get into it later this week), I will be going through "Peril the Second" and reading 2 books:

1. The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice
2. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

However, another cool thing about this challenge is that you can always edit your reading list, so if I find I can fit more in, I will definitely do so! I will be reading some short stories as well and posting those on the weekends.

I hope you'll participate with me!


  1. Thank you so much for deciding to be a part of this year's challenge. I am so excited that it is this time of year again and am so happy that you are taking part.

  2. I have never done a challenge but I thought I might try this one, it sounds relatively easy.
    The Name of the Rose is a good choice.