Oh Yeah! Oh Yeah! RIP is here! Oh Yeah! Doin’ my happy dance!
Finally! It’s time for Carl’s RIP Challenge!!!
Briefly put..in Carl’s own words:
Every September 1st through October 31st for the last 5 years I have hosted the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge, affectionately known as the R.I.P. Challenge. I began this reader event, I blinked, and now I am hosting this for the 6th time. Wow, that is so hard to believe.
The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:
The emphasis is never on the word challenge, instead it is about coming together as a community and embracing the autumnal mood, whether the weather is cooperative where you live or not.
It’s still incredible to me that I have come such a long way from not reading ANY of these type books to anxiously awaiting Carl’s announcement that indeed it is time to begin the RIP Challenge!!!
This year I am choosing Peril the First… which is to read any 4 books in the categories listed above.
Carl does enjoy when we make a list of books that we have to choose from (not that it matters if we choose from them or not). And I love going around looking at all the lists myself.. it always makes for a longer wish list.. I am sure Amazon love’s Carl for doing these challenges!
Anyway.. here’s a look see all most of the books I can choose from:
1. Mina by Marie Kiraly
2. Irish Ghosts and Haunting’s by Michael Scott
3. Oscar Wilde & the Candlelight Murders by Gyles Brandreth
4. A Fine and Private Place by Peter S Beagle
5. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
6. 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
7. What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
8. What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen
9. The Edinburgh Dead by Brian Ruckley
10. The Mammoth Book of Victorian & Edwardian Ghost stories edited by Richard Dalby
11. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Randsom Riggs
12. Graveminder by Melissa Marr
13. The Map of Time by Felix J Palma
14. The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor
15. The Bone Magician by F.G. Higgins
16. Instruments of Darkness by Imogen Robertson
Sixteen Books!.. eeeee-gads! There was a time when I didn’t have one book to my name that would fit any of Carl’s categories!
Then.. just in case I don’t feel like one of those I have a few others …
I love the old two column writing!..
1. The Works of Conan Doyle by Conan Doyle
2. The Legend of Sleep Hollow by Washington Irving
3. Grimm Fairy Tales by Grimm
4. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
5. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
6. Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
7. Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
8. Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
9. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
And then If all else fails, and I feel like my reads are not hitting the spot I will fall back on two of my all time favorites:
1. Drood by Dan Simmons &
2. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
It’s time for RIP folks!!!…..
Time to be Happy!!!…………………