Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The R.I.P. Challenge for October
Here’s something fun for October: the third annual R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge, the brainchild of Carl V. from Stainless Steel Droppings.
A whole community of readers is reading one to four books in the above scary genres and sharing their reviews and recommendations. Here’s what you need to know:
1. R.I.P. III runs from September 1st through October 31st, 2008. (Okay, I’m a little late!)
2. Choose one of more of the perils listed below (skull image by Mike Mignola):
Read four books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stories that you choose.
Read two books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stories that you choose.
Read one book of any length from one of the subgenres listed above.
This peril is for those who want to participate but don’t want to get bogged down in a long list of books. It is also for those who feel this type of reading is not their proverbial cup of tea but are willing to challenge themselves by giving just one book a try.
3. Leave a comment here announcing your intention to join and a link to the post on your site, if you have one and choose to post about R.I.P. III.
Check out the contests on Carl’s site for a chance to win a signed copy of THE HARROWING or THE PRICE.
I’ll be reading four from this list:
THE KEEPSAKE – Tess Gerritsen
THE OTHER – Thomas Tryon (a reread, but haven’t read it in years)
One or more of these from Mo Hayder (who really crosses thriller and horror as far as I’m concerned) -
THE LITTLE WAX DOLL - Norah Lofts
I'm sure I have time for more than four books, though. Any recommendations for me? Any you plan to read?
(R.I.P. image staged and photoshopped by Carl V.)