9.04.2007

RIP Challenge is here!


This blog appears to have fallen on some hard times. I've sorely neglected posting because I've got an Everest-steep learning curve at my new job.


However, I must acknowledge the beginning of Carl V.'s RIP Challenge. This was great fun last year, and this year's challenge promises to be a second terrific chance at getting your thrills fix as the autumn chills set in.


I'm opting for the Wimp Option, also known as Peril the First: Read four books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stories that you choose.


My picks for 2007:

1. Gothic fiction: Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
2. Classic fiction: Dracula, Bram Stoker
3. Contemporary horror: Lisey’s Story, Stephen King
4. Mystery/horror: Alfred Hitchcock presents Stories My Mother Never Told Me
I'm still going to host in October the Horror Short Story Short Challenge...stay tuned...

12 comments:

stefanie said...

Nice variety! I thought about Lisey's Story. My husband loved it. Maybe it will make it onto my list next year.

Carl V. said...

Hey, glad you are joining in! We'll use these scary stories to kick some life back into the kitten! ;)

verbivore said...

These are great selections - so great I almost want to join in myself...but I'm already up to my ears in challenges this fall. I've always wanted to read Dracula. However, I am reading Frankenstein in October for my Classics book group.

Dorothy W. said...

Nice list -- a good variety there. Enjoy the Austen and the Stoker! I read Dracula last year and enjoyed it greatly.

Ex Libris said...

Great list! Can't wait to hear your take on the Alfred Hitchcock collection.

Courtney said...

Great list! I'm thinking about the Austen (which would be a reread) and Dracula (new to me) - I think for contemporary I'm going to read Summer of Night by Dan Simmons. heading to B and N tonight for my first read...sigh...wonder if I'll be able to choose...

Dewey said...

I love your diverse list. I only felt so-so about Lisey's Story, but I love Northanger Abbey.

I remember having a huge learning curve at my job when I started, but it smoothed out in time, and I hope yours will, too. Sooner, rather than later! :)

Andi said...

Excellent choices. I'll be reading some of these as well (or at least that's the plan). :) I hope the job is going well even though it's steep!

Smithereens said...

I loved Dracula and periodically get back to it when I am in need of a quick gothic fix. I want to try Lisey Story some day too but will now wait for your review! Good luck at work

Charlotte said...

Welcome back, Ms LK. I have missed your missives from the literary front.

snackywombat said...

I posted my list! This should be fun. :)

danielle said...

I plan on reading Northanger Abbey--eventually. I'm all into short stories now (especially scary ones) so I will watch for your challenge! Hope things get better at work. and I love your new look....I've been a bit behind in blog reading...can you tell?