Friday, September 02, 2011


I cannot believe it is time once again for Carl V's RIP challenge. For information on the challenge go here, for the review site go here. As September is the hottest month where I am, it doesn't feel much like fall, but I am ready anyway. As I love the flexibility and also expect a busy September/October, I am signing up for Peril the Third which requires one book - but I hope to read more.

I have two books that have been waiting on my shelves just for this challenge:
The Historian and
Something Wicked This Way Comes.

I will definitely be reading Something Wicked This Way Comes and will have a go at the Historian. There are also some short story collections I would love to dip into:

THE WEIRD: A Compendium of Dark & Strange Stories, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
The Essential Works of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The Best of Arthur Machen: 15 Tales of Horror

Unfortunately the Weird is not due out until sometime in October but I have the other two loaded onto my Kindle at the ready.

And if miraculously I have more time I would also love to read:

Little Black Book of Stories by A.S. Byatt
Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edogawa Rampo
Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter


Anonymous said...

I read The Historian for RIP last year and had meant to read Something Wicked too but never got around to it.

DesLily said...

i read the Historian maybe 2 yrs ago and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I hope you like it too!

Kelly said...

I've had The Historian sitting on my shelf forever! I considered it for this challenge both last year and this, but others always edged it out. Someday I'll get to it!

Kailana said...

I started the Historian and never finished it... I was enjoying it, but that seems to happen with me and really big books. I get distracted...

Moo said...

I have had the Historian on my shelf since it came out and just never seem to get to it. I think part of the reason I haven't read it is because it is so big and unwieldy so I gave up and downloaded it to my Kindle. Now it is comfortable to carry around. I sure hope it is good since I have now purchased it twice. I started it last night and so far am enjoying it.

Cookie65 said...

Loved, loved, loved The Historian! I live alone (just me and my cat, Princessa), and as I would read this late at night I would keep wanting to look over my shoulder. Very atmospheric in parts and written in a way that makes you want to believe it really happened.