I've decided to sign up, as a first timer, for the R.eadersI.mbibing.P.eril IV reading challenge hosted by Carl V. It's a two month challenge running through Sept 1, 2009 - Oct 31, 2009, just in time for Halloween. Ooooo-oooo. Hear that? Can you feel it? I can feel it in the air now as it brings the presence of fall which is basically non-existent in TX so we have to really live it up with the holidays. I'm going to sign up for Peril the Third. I know, I know that it isn't much of a risk because I'll only be commiting myself to reading just One book of any length in any of these categories:
Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, Supernatural
It's sounds so intriguing that I just can't help it. Plus, the button exemplifies the mysterious beauty that I find so appealing in Art. Kudos to the sponsored artist, Jennifer Gordon. Love your hauntingly beautiful style! I'm feeling at my wit's end a little bit with back to school going on's, not only for my four school children but for my husband who is dying to be a dentist now. I'm taking care of all of those end of the rope things in our lives at the present, in my humble reality, I'm hoping this challenge will keep me from losing my head. So, as I'm hunting for peace in my life, I'm joining in on the fun! Plus, looking forward, as always, to reading some of my titles on my TBR list that I think may fit these categories.
Here's my first choice I'd like to start with if I can find a copy of it somewhere:
We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson
Here's my reading pool full of thrilling choices:
The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Fatal: The Poisonous Life of a Female Serial Killer by Harold Schechter
Nevermore by Harold Schechter
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt
The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt, Tony DiTerlizzi
Now, that should keep my heart-racing! I'm sure I won't get to all of these now but they'll be in my TBR pool for future reference and looking forward to next year.
I'd like to give a sincere thanks to Amanda for encouraging me to sign up for R.I.P IV in tweets!
Posted by Julie Wednesday, August 26, 2009