Saturday, September 6, 2008
I missed participating in the first two R.I.P. challenges, but this year I'm happily able to join in! Many thanks to Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings for hosting this challenge again. I love the banner he's created for this year!
I have elected to join Peril the First, which is: "Read Four books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stories that you choose."
And instead of posting a list of books that we definitely intend to read for the challenge, Carl has invited us to create a "pool" of possibilities that we can choose from. I love this approach, because I don't always know what I'm going to feel like reading, and I hate feeling locked into reading something just because I said I would. I love that feeling of choosing the next book I'm going to read, once I've finished a book. I call it the "book buffet" (which is why I always have so many library books checked out) - I love running a finger down all the spines and picking the one I feel most like reading. Yeah, I take this way too seriously! :-)
Anyway, here is my pool of possibilities, with more to be added as I think of them:
Tamsin by Peter S. Beagle
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
Bitten by Kelly Armstrong
On All Hallow's Eve by Grace Chetwin
The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury (possibly a read-aloud to my girls)
Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin
Maybe some Lovecraft
Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest
The Devil Inside by Jenna Black
Marked by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman