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Spooky Reading: the RIP Challenge!

September 27, 2008

I’m joining a modest reading challenge, over at Stainless Steel Droppings, via Sassymonkey Reads.

The R.I.P challenge is: Read books from the following genres.

Mystery.
Suspense.

Thriller.
Dark Fantasy.
Gothic.

Horror.
Supernatural.

There is just something about this time of year, when the ghosts of past Autumns and the Autumn to come chase away the dog days of summer, that entices one to read books that fit into the above categories.

It was a desire share the love of eerie, creepy, things-that-go-bump-in-the-night literature that brought me into the online reading challenge game for the first time back in September of 2006. My goals today, in this its third iteration, are no different than the inaugural R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge:

1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.

It is that simple. Read on.

I’m jumping in for  Four Books of any length from any spooky genre of your choosing, between  Sept 1 and October 31st.

I have read:

Bones to Ashes- Kathy Reichs

Battle of the Labyrinth- Rick Riordan (epic battles of Olympian gods count as supernatural)

Bedlam South- Mark Grisham and David Donaldson.  Historical fiction about the Civil War with plenty of Gothic mental institution spookiness.

It’s just barely October.  What say I go double or nothing?

My review editor has assigned a spooky books roundup, so I’m reading two vampire books and a very funny biography of Death, for book reviews.  Which I will post here after they appear elsewhere.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 2, 2008 8:54 am

    I really need to read something by Stephanie Meyer, I’ve heard so many good things about her books.

    Have never read any Patricia Cornwell, so I’m no help there I’m afraid!

    Enjoy the challenge, I’ll look forward to your review posts.

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