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R.I.P. VIII – Begins Now! (ahem, tomorrow)

RIP 8 Main

It’s a little earlier this year but this is the one reading challenge I look forward to all year long. Why? Because it’s fun and totally doable! Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings has thought this one through. There is a participation level for everyone so there is absolutely no reason not to join in on the fun.  It’s called R.I.P. VIII which stands for Readers Imbibing in Peril. How cool is that?

Full details can be found on the blog, but this is the gist of it. You read books or watch movies from any of these genres:

  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Gothic
  • Horror
  • Supernatural

Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.

The challenge begins on September 1, 2013 and runs through October 31, 2013.

The rules:

  1. Have fun reading (and watching).
  2. Share that fun with others.

I plan to participate on two levels. Read the captions for descriptions:

RIP 8 the 2nd
Read two books of any length that fit within the genres listed.
RIP 8 Peril on Screen
Watch a move or TV show, big screen or small, that falls under one of the genres listed.

I don’t know exactly what I will read, but I am guessing the new King book will be one of them and possibly Setterfield’s new one. I could easily read more as this is my favorite time of the year and I love this challenge, but I also want to be realistic. I do believe I can succeed with what I’ve committed to here.

Possible reading choices:


Possible movie choices:

REP VIII Movie List

Doesn’t it sound like fun? Do you want to join? If so, head to Carl’s blog for details! I cannot wait! All I need is a creaky floor, some wind in the trees and the sound of a coyote howling in the background…

Clear Off Your Shelves Challenge 2009

I have a ton of books calling my name. Books that I just want to read because ‘I’ want to read them. However, review commitments seem to be taking up all my reading time lately so they sit patiently, waiting for me to pick them up. One example is The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. I bought that book when it came out (that was a long time ago) and it sits on the shelf, looking at me longingly, hoping that I will pick it up someday.
Is this you? If so, you may want to consider Swapna’s challenge. It’s time to clear off your shelves!
This challenge will work a little differently than other challenges. Instead of picking a set number of books to read during this time period, you will pick a percentage. This means that a certain percentage of the books you read during these two months will have to qualify for this challenge. For example, let’s say you pick 40% and you end up reading 10 books in October and November. 4 of those books would have to qualify for this challenge in order for you to complete it. I am setting a minimum percentage of 20%.

If this sounds like something you’d like to participate in, click here for details, and here to sign-up.