I have been thinking about Carl’s RIP
Challenge event for the past couple of weeks and it is finally here! So I am prepared. And this is a good opportunity to get back into the swing of things. For information on the challenge event go here, for the review site go here.
I am signing up for Peril the Third which requires one book because I appreciate the flexibility and lack of stress - but I hope to read more. And I will try and do some short stories as well and perhaps some screen (I have been enjoying Lost Girl).
I have the Night Circus audio loaded on my ipod ready to go and I have had Something Wicked This Way Comes sitting on my coffee table at the ready.
I also have some short story collections on my kindle 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
Update: What would RIP be without some Lovecraft? I just discovered (how had I missed it!) that there is a Kindle ebook Complete Collection for only $2.99 on Amazon which I immediately downloaded. And a very helpful reviewer even provided a list of the works in chronological order if you are anal about such things, as I am.
And someday I would also like to try these short story collections:
Little Black Book of Stories by A.S. Byatt
Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edogawa Rampo
Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
But as I prefer novels to short stories if I have the time I would like to try:
The Seed by Ania Ahlborn - on my kindle
The Reckoning by Ama Katsu - on my kindle
The Stain by Chuck Hogan - on my kindle
Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey - on my kindle
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Vlad by Carlos Fuentes
The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard
World War Z by Max Brooks
Great and Secret Show or Damnation Game by Clive Barker - I loved his Weaveworld.
The Stand by Stephen King - cannot believe that I have never actually read it.
We Have Always Lived In the Castle by Shirley Jackson - I loved Hill House.
The Ghost Writer by John Harwood - has been on my shelf since it came out.
I look forward to reading everyone’s reviews and thanks for hosting again Carl!
P.S. In preparation for RIP VII I was looking back at my posts from last year and discovered that I never did a wrap up post. I had signed up for reading one book and that is all I managed to do, although I didn’t review it. The one book was the Historian and I enjoyed it but didn’t wow me. I found it very atmospheric and loved the scholarly research story line more than the scary parts.