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Monday, September 8, 2008

R.I.P. III Challenge - Thanks Carl!

I love reading Carl's blog Stainless Steel Droppings. If you haven't checked it out before, go and take a peak. And he always does great reading challenges and I'm finally on the ball to join one.

R.I.P. III is a great challenge in the genre's of:

Dark Fantasy.

It runs September 1st - October 31st and you can either read Four, Two, or One book. My aim is four but we'll see. So here's my ever expanding list of options. I seriously have too many books I want to read.

Northanger Abby - Jane Austen (Finished September 19, 2008)
Terror - Dan Simmons (Finished October 01, 2008)
The Manikin - Joanna Scott (Finished October 09, 2008)
In the Woods - Tana French (Finished October 15, 2008)
Swan Song - Robert McCammon
The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole
The Turn of the Screw - Henry James (Finished October 06, 2008)
The Mysteries of Uldolpho - Ann Radcliffe
The Romance of the Forest - Ann Radcliffe
The Old English Baron - Clara Reeve
The Heroine - Eaton Stannard Barrett
A Long Fatal Love Chase - Louisa May Alcott
The Doom of the Griffiths - Elizabeth Gaskell
Lois the Witch - Elizabeth Gaskell
The Grey Woman - Elizabeth Gaskell
Uncle Silas - Sheridan Le Fanu
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (Finished October 21, 2008)
Jamaica Inn - Daphne du Maurier

Check out the Yarns site to see how everyone is doing and who's participating.


  1. Oooo that sounds interesting. I will have to look further into this. Thanks.

  2. Awww, thank you so much! I cannot thank you enough for joining in the challenge this year. It is so great to have you! And your pool of books!!! The entire list is dripping with creepy gothic atmosphere, well done! I cannot wait to see what you read!

    Azull, you are certainly welcome to join in, we'd love to have you.

  3. We're reading some of the same books :) I hope you enjoy the challenge and I look forward to comparing notes with you.

  4. Cool pool of books. I never did finish The Turn of the Screw and I really must. I have a friend who keeps recommending Dan Simmons to me so I will look forward to your review.


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