Wednesday, September 1, 2010

RIP V Challenge

Considering what I was saying yesterday regarding challenges entering another one seems ridiculous but who could resist this gorgeous banner.

Hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings the challenge runs from September 1st through October 31st and readers can choose their books from a any of these categories:
Dark Fantasy.

There are several options as to the number of books to read - I'm going for Peril the First and 4 books. Potential reads and definitely subject to change:

Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenegger
Affinity - Sarah Waters
Blind Fury - Lynda LaPlante
Live to Tell - Lisa Gardner
The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman

Read so far:


  1. OMG, this looks like fun! Tedious & Brief and I are possibly hosting a read-along for The Historian, too, so this all looks just about right for Halloween!! I love this time of year!!

  2. Yay, Cat! I am glad you are joining in on the fun. I cannot wait to see which books you will be reading during this challenge. Fun!!

  3. thanks for deciding to join in, I think you'll have fun. Jennifer Gordon's art is so perfect for the banner for the RIP challenge. I love that she lets me add a little challenge-appropriate addition, in this case the castle and of course the RIP V lettering. I love her stuff.

    I might need to get in on that Historian read along.

  4. I'm going to join this one too. Just compiling my list of books! It looked like such fun last year.

  5. The Haunting of Hill House is one of my favorite books! I've also heard good things about the Nifenegger from my sister, though I haven't tried it yet. I hope you enjoy them!

  6. This is one that I struggle to resist each year too! The Graveyard Book is excellent, and I have a Sarah Waters on my list too.

  7. So many great books to choose from it's hard to know where to start.
    I have a feeling I may have read The Haunting of Hill House so will have to check that out.
    Marg - have had the Graveyard book on my list all year so good opportunity to actually read it.
    CBC - will keep watch for your readalong.

  8. I can never ignore this challenge. It is given for me every year and it is always lots of fun!