Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Challenge Roundup for August & Daphne Update
Hello again, people! Time for the monthly Challenge Roundup. Ye-haw!
I read 2 books for the 4th Canadian Books Challenge. I'm glad to take a bite out of that challenge since I read nothing last month.
*Folly by Marthe Jocelyn
*Damaged by Pamela Callow
Today the RIP V Challenge starts! Very exciting. It isn't very fallish out there yet but I can't wait to get out my sweaters (I know, weird). I did see some red leaves on the maples and the Halloween magazines on the stands. It's just about there. Hurricane season started so I foresee many 'dark and stormy nights.'
I'm continuing to read more Daphne du Maurier for the challenge. I just picked up The Rebecca Notebooks and Other Memories. Daphne edited this collection when she was in her 70s. She looks back on her career and gives her thoughts on her early writing. Some of her stories are interesting and some are just okay. I also watched the creepy Don't Look Now on DVD.
Participants continue to read all kinds of Daphne related books. Park Benches & Bookends read The Flight of the Falcon and The Loving Spirit both of which weren't the best of Daphne. Booksploring wasn't overly impressed with Castle Dor either. Thanks for reading those books!
Du Maurier is a great choice for the RIP Challenge: Rebecca, My Cousin Rachel, Jamaica Inn and her short stories in Don't Look Now and Echoes from the Macabre. If you are interested in reading those stories, check out my reviews.
I found this short video on YouTube in which we get to hear Daphne du Maurier talk a little about 'pretending.'