Wednesday, September 2, 2009

RIP Challenge is in progress!

The R(eaders) I(mbibing) P(eril) Challenge IV has begun! Follow the button on the sidebar of the blog to see what all the fuss is about.

All the reviews are being collected here in a blog unique to the challenge, and already I have so many books I'll have to add to my TBR list, it's crazy. A couple of things I've noticed so far:

  • Shirley Jackson is making a serious comeback in popularity. Is that correct to say? Did she ever go "out" of popularity? Regardless. I've been afraid of The Haunting ever since I was traumatized by it as a child, so I suppose I'll have to pick up one of these at some point. Maybe I'll read "The Lottery" for my first weekend short-story post.
  • Vampires. Every sort of vampire you could want: Charlaine Harris', Guillermo del Toro's, the Swedish vampires from Let the Right One In, everything. Notice that Twilight is not included. Excuse me while I raise a glass to book bloggers everywhere.
  • Historical fiction-wise, we can't escape the Gothic, and why would we ever want to? The Name of the Rose (okay, not Gothic, but not far off from *actual* Visigoth times!) and some Sarah Waters Victorian creepers are appearing, as well.
I'm loving everything about this challenge so far, and I hope you are, too!

1 comment:

  1. I've never read Shirley Jackson. I do however read vampires, all the time! LOL!

    I have done your giveaway announcement at Historical Tapestry! Thanks so much for your lovely words in your email!