Thursday, August 27, 2009


Okay, I am really slacking this week. Normally I am on the ball with this challenge and have my post up right away, but I am not really in a blogging mood. I considered taking a hiatus, but I can't. I refuse to vanish off the blogosphere during the R.I.P. challenge. It's my fourth year doing it and I have never missed one of Carl's challenges before. I am not about to start now! (You can feel special if you want, Carl.) Anyways, I am doing Peril the First, of course. The object is to "Read Four books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stories that you choose."

The subgenres are:
Dark Fantasy.

As always, here is my potential pool:
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by Gordon Dahlquist
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Some Colleen Gleason
Some Rachel Caine Morganville Vampires
Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest
Witch Ember by John Lawson
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – Susan Clarke
The Observations – Jane Harris
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Seth Grahame Smith
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
The Angel's Game - Carlos Luis Zafon
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
In the Woods by Tana French
Faerie Tale by Raymond Feist

You know, really I never follow my pool... So, it is sort of a waste to post one! I really prefer to read entirely by whim. So, we will see what happens, I guess. The pool I did posted, I got from copying and pasting from other pools... I own them all, so it works!

What I have read:
1. Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs
2. Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
3. Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse by Kaleb Nation


  1. I have Rebecca on my list, too!

  2. I sincerely do feel special, Kailana! :) Love the fact that you were a part of the very first challenge I ever hosted and am so pleased that I haven't managed to chase you away!

    And your list...perfect! I cannot wait to see what you read. More importantly, I'm glad you are not disappearing for awhile and are instead hanging in here with us. Thank you.

  3. This challenge is simply irresistible!

    I'm currently reading Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill as part of the challenge! I'll decide the next book based on my mood. ;)

  4. Such a cool list. I would like to finish up the Morganville Vamp series. I have so many open-ended series going right now. Enough is enough!!

    I'd love to do a buddy read of the Cherie Priest book. I've been looking forward to it since I read a review on Chris' blog.! Let me know if you are still interested.

  5. In the Woods, The Observations and The Book of Lost Things are all very good but most of all I loved The Historian so I hope you read that.

  6. Good list. I am hoping to get to Her Fearful Symmetry, The Little Stranger and The Angel's Game. One of these days I will read The Historian as well.

    Loved Rebecca, Shadow of the Wind and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and liked The Observations.

    Glad to see you still posting.

  7. wow i've actually already read 3 books on your list!! woohoo! hahah.. ohhh pahleeze read The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters I really want to read some reviews of that one!

  8. I'm glad you're not going to vanish for a while. Hopefully books and blogging will distract you.

    Great list! I know what you mean though.. I keep seeing books on other people's lists, including some on yours here, that I want to read and/or have already so who knows what I'll end up reading. LOL.

  9. I am going to re-read Rebecca after 20+ years. One of the best books there ever was!

    Here is my RIP IV read list

  10. What a great reading pool! I'm participating too. I'm so excited to see all the familiar faces doing this together! :D

  11. I loved Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!!

    Oh I posted a new Star Trek review today- Q-in-Law.

  12. Rebecca and Shadow of the Wind would be perfect for the challenge. Well, you've got lots of other good titles so I'm sure you'll have fun!

    I love putting together lists but usually end up changing them quite a bit too. I guess I'm a moody reader :)

  13. Great pool! I love Rebecca, Jonathan Strange and The Book of Lost Things and thoroughly recommend all of them. Enjoy whatever you end up reading! i'm not good at deciding ahead of time, but am taking the opportunity to work through my TBR pile!

  14. Wow, every single challenge! That sounds like a challenge in and of itself. :)

    I can't wait to see what you end up reading & reviewing.

  15. I'm behind the gun on this one, too! I usually have my peril pool all lined up, but I have to do some digging and planning this time around.

  16. Great list! I'm off to do mine now! :-) And I'm glad you're not disappearing from the blogosphere, I'd miss you! Hope you're doing ok!

  17. Anonymous12:26 PM

    hooray! i'm glad you're joining in again!

    i look forward to your reviews and i really hope you like rebecca!

    i'm very curious to see what you make of the new niffenegger and of "the historian"!


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