Sunday, August 31, 2008

RIP III Challenge

It's time for another one of Carl V's fabulous challenges - this time it is the RIP Challenge:

From Carl's site

Dark Fantasy.

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.

There are three different options availabe and I am choosing Peril the Second which is to read two books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stories that you choose.

I will be choosing from the following list:

Rises the Night by Colleen Gleason
Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong
Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie
The Blackstone Key by Rose Melikan

There's a chance I might substitute some other books as well but we will start with that list as a base.


  1. Rises the Night is a great book!! Hope you choose to read that one. I'm reading The Bleeding Dusk right now. She just gets better and better.

    And if I had to choose a Howard Jones song, it would probably be What is Love. Fantastic Song!!

  2. Cool book pool. I must get a copy of Personal Demon and finally read Rises the Night. I look forward to your reviews.

  3. Glad to see you participating in this too, Marg. Let's do this together for the month of Sep and Oct! :D

  4. So glad to see you in this year! I love the community that builds around these challenges and I appreciate each and every participant so very much. Thank you. I look forward to your reviews, especially for Rises the Night.

  5. Of your choices only Colleen Gleason's book is familiar to me. Interesting titles though, and I'll look forward to your reviews!

  6. Good list - I'm hoping to read Rises the Night too! And, of course I've got The Blackstone Key on my TBR list.

    Have fun!