R.I.P. VI Challenge

OHMYGOODNESS am I SO ready for this challenge to begin! The full challenge detail can be found on Carl V’s R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril (R.I.P.) Challenge page but, for now, I’m planning on participating in the following categories:

Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (my very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be Stephen King or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Fleming or Edgar Allan Poe…or anyone in between.

1.) Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman (group read)
2.) The Shining by Stephen King
3.) Something Classic
4.) Something Contemporary/YA

This Peril is new for this year. I’ve recently discovered the joys of group reading and I posted about three group reads that I am hosting during this year’s R.I.P. Challenge. If you feel so inclined please join us in one (or more) of the planned group reads, information is located here.

I’ll be (hopefully!) joining in on the group read of Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman, although I’m tempted to jump in on the party for The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson. Maybe even both, if I’m not getting too big for my britches!

This is for those of us that like to watch suitably scary, eerie, mysterious gothic fare during this time of year. It may be something on the small screen or large. It might be a television show, like Dark Shadows, or your favorite film.

I LOVE HORROR MOVIES!!! Unfortunately, Future-Mr. Book Maven does not, so this one might take a bit of finessing on my part. However, the fact remains that most recent horror movies are crap. So, in celebration of all things truly scary, I’ll be revisiting some of my favorite classic horror movies! Included will most likely be:

1.) Rosemary’s Baby
2.) The Exorcist
3.) The Omen
4.) Misery
5.) The Shining
6.) Scream (okay, it’s not a classic. but it’s the first horror movie I ever saw, so it will always have a tiny place in my heart)

I am a big fan of short stories and my desire for them is perhaps no greater than in autumn. I see Poe and Lovecraft in my future for sure. You can read short stories any time during the challenge.

1.) “The Yellow Wallpaper”, Charlotte Perkins Gilman

2.) “The Masque of the Red Death”/”The Pit and the Pendulum” by Edgar Allan Poe

3.) “The Squaw” by Bram Stoker

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