Sunday, September 02, 2012
You guys, it is time for my favorite book event of the year. I had so much fun with R.I.P. last year that I have been checking Stainless Steel Droppings' site obsessively for the announcement about the event. While it isn't required to post about the event in order to participate, I was so excited I just had to spread the word.
The challenge runs from right now until October 31st, and the rules are to have fun and share it with others. Pretty simple, right? The books you read for R.I.P. VII generally come from the genres of mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror, supernatural, or anything else with a moodiness that seems to fit in with the challenge. I absolutely ABSOLUTELY love the fall and the creepiness of Halloween, so I can't wait to dive into some of these books. There are different levels, or "Perils," to the extent of which one can participate. I plan on participating in:
This Peril is to read four books that fit into the broad parameters of R.I.P. VII (although I may read more if I have time!). I plan on reading:
1. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
3. Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh
4. Dracula by Bram Stoker
And any others that pop up that sound good to me.
I also plan on reading several short stories by Edgar Allan Poe that are together in the Nevermore Poe Collection. I have an over-the-top-fan-girly-love for the Nevermore books by Kelly Creagh and I am excited to read some Poe stories that fit together with those stories.
So hurry and sign up! It should be a fun several weeks!