Saturday, September 15, 2012

R.I.P. VII Challenge

Autumn is my favorite time of the year, and it is fast approaching (even though we don't experience the season here in Hawaii *sad eyes*) With it comes the awesome RIP Challenge being hosted for the 7th year by Carl V of Stainless Steel Droppings. I've participated in this Challenge before, years ago, and have decided to give it another whirl this year.

Per Carl V:

The purpose of R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII is to enjoy books and movies/television that could be classified (by you) as:
Dark Fantasy.
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.
Since I have a habit of being too ambitious in my challenge selections, I've chosen to imbibe in Peril of the Second which requires that I read two books that fall into the RIP category of moodily themed books. I may dabble in Peril on the Screen, too!

As of now, I plan to read at least two of these selections:

The Wednesday's by Julie Bourbeau
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand
The Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell
Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier (in audio)

Lots of Middle Grade Readers in there and that's because they tend to be my favorite type of spooky story. I also absolutely love Daphne du Maurier and have been listening to the audio of Jamaica Inn off and on for a month. It seems like as good a time as any to buckle down and finish it up.


  1. Wonderful to have you back after a RIP hiatus. Thank you so much for deciding to get perilous once again. :)

    I just snagged The Aviary from the library this past week after seeing the cover online and being too tempted not to track it down.

    So hope you enjoy yourself.

  2. Hi Carl, it's good to be back. The cover for The Aviary is what initially drew me to it.

    I definitely plan on enjoying this challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I tend to go into these types of challenges or reading events way too overly ambitious, too. I plan to read some shorter books, too. Like A Monster Calls and I think an Edgar Allen Poe graphic novel.

    Good luck! :)

    1. I'm really interested in reading your thoughts on A Monster Calls. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I know a lot of my enjoyment had to do with the excellent narration but the story itself is such a good, touching one. Poe sounds like a great RIP choice, too!

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