August 31, 2012

Lucky Seven: Carl’s RIP

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Year the Seventh! I can’t believe Readers Imbibing Peril has been around that long. Wow! Anyhow, Carl has dropped the “challenge” from RIP and really it is more of an annual event now. I have just incorporated it into my fallish thoughts: changing leaves, sweaters, pumpkins, and scary reads.

This year it was hard to come up with a reading list. I read so many good ones last year. I feel like I read them all! But there are always more books out there. As always, I picked Peril the First. “Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature.” Here’s my list.

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  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith (and Jane Austen)
  • Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson
  • Uncle Silas by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Haunted Shores True Ghost Stories of Newfoundland and Labrador by Dale Jarvis
  • Pig Island by Mo Hayder
  • All Is Clam by Hilary MacLeod
  • An Agatha Christie

Not a complete list. Something else might catch my eye.

Also, I enjoy reading a few short stories in the fall. So Peril of the Short Story is for me.

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  • The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman
  • Stories from M.R. James
  • Stories from Guy de Maupassant

That’s the plan anyway! Hope you join in the fall fun!

8 comments :

  1. I haven't decided on my reading list, either. Too many choices!

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  2. You can't go wrong with M.R. James, can you :-) Happy RIP reading!

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  3. I need to sign up for this, I love RIP.

    I like that you have an Agatha Christie on your list, she is the queen.

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  4. I'm so glad this event has become a part of fall for so many. It has for me. Autumn would not be the same without spending time with a bunch of amazing readers and finding out about a ton of creepy books that I may not have discovered otherwise. I love it.

    Thanks so much for joining in again. It is hard to believe that this is year 7. Seems like just yesterday that I rolled this out for the first time.

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  5. Still can't believe it's been seven years! This wil be my second year joining and I'm always excited to read everyone's reviews.

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  6. IT should catch your eye! Also...American Psycho!

    Not that I have ulterior motives or anything...

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