Monday, August 31, 2009

My first challenge

So I have decided to join a challenge, a reading challenge that is. I have discovered this through my fellow bloggers.

It is the R.I.P IV Challenge and it came my way while reading the newest posting by Literate Housewife. The challenge was originally posted by Stainless Steel Droppings (check it out there if you are interested). I need to get a bit more tech savvy to link this and link that to make it all easier for you. :) Sorry for the extra leg work on your part.

Anyway, the challenge is Spooky with a capital "S".

There are 4 parts of the challenge depending on how many books you want to read. It runs from September 1 through October 31. The books you read must be from the following genres:

Dark Fantasy

You read and share what you think! Sounds familiar...

I have chosen to do Peril the Second which means I read 2 books from the genre list above.

I hope to not change my mind on my books but simply by going on what I have piled on my shelves and have owned for some time now I must go with the following 2 for my picks.

In the Woods by Tana French (Mystery)
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson (Gothic)

I may bump myself up in the challenge because Shadow of the Wind has been calling to me for over a year now (yikes!). This may just be the perfect time to read it.

But until then, I accept this challenge and shout "Happy Reading!"

*red headed book child



Jenny said...

I'm doing this challenge too! I'm also planning on reading In the Woods as part of the challenge. I recently did a review for Shadow of the Wind. here it is in case you're interested and are still trying to decide whether or not to read it!

Lisa said...

I wish I wasn't already doing so many challenges because this one has the greatest graphics!

Carl V. Anderson said...

It is so great to have you in the challenge this year. I'm thrilled that you decided to join. And don't feel bad, Shadow of the Wind has been calling to me for a couple of years now...and I own 2 different copies of it!!! :)

Lit and Life, there is a one book only option for this challenge and if you can somehow combine your reading for this with another challenge then you would be able to take part without any added pressure. :)

DesLily said...

I'm not a big mystery person but I did read In the Woods and it was quite good. I hope you enjoy it as much!

Red Headed Book Child said...

Thanks everyone for the comments. I am really excited about my first challenge.