Nothing says fall to the bookish blogging community quite like the RIP Challenge hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings. People show up (virtually) in droves for the event, inspire one another with their reading selections, and have the pleasure of posting (in my opinion) the most visually satisfying banners/buttons in the challenge arena. From the first of September until Halloween. The event cannot be described better than Carl does here:
Regardless of what my thermometer tells me, my heart tells me that autumn is here and that it is once again time to revel in things ghostly and ghastly, in stories of things that go bump in the night. It is time to trail our favorite detectives as they relentlessly chase down their prey, to go down that dark path into the woods, to follow flights of fantasy and fairy tale that have a darker heart than their spring time brethren. To confront gothic, creepy, horror stories in all their chilling delight.
All books, short stories, and movies classified as mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror, and supernatural are fair game. Don't forget to sign up here.
Now to decide what to read. A perfect opportunity to clear my own shelves. I just read this:
And I want to read this:
This one has been crying tears of neglect for years:
Ditto for this one:
Would also like to re-read some Poe, delve into a few Angela Carter offerings I have and re-watch and post on the first three Masterpiece Sherlocks. Loved them. Just some rough ideas. Will decide as I go along. Easily influenced by the reading choices of others here so it is senseless to make a firm plan when reading distractions will abound.
What do you have on deck for the event?