What a stunning piece of artwork. I honestly think this is my favourite so far of all the images used for RIP. It's Flight by Melissa Nucera and I love it to bits. So atmospheric.
As always Carl is hosting and this is the site to visit if you're interested in joining in and here're are a few pointers:
The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:
The emphasis is never on the word challenge, instead it is about coming together as a community and embracing the autumnal mood, whether the weather is cooperative where you live or not.
There are two simple goals for the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VI Challenge:
1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.
R.I.P. VI officially runs from September 1st through October 31st. But lets go ahead and break the rules. Lets start today!!!
Okay, well, as always there are several levels of participation and I'm going to do...
Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (my very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be Stephen King or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Fleming or Edgar Allan Poe…or anyone in between.
And here are a few of the books I've put aside as a pool to choose from:
Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
Drood - Dan Simmons
The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (a reread)
Nightlife - Rob Thurman
Wagner the Werewolf - George W.M. Reynolds
The Lair of the White Worm - Bram Stoker
The Picture of Dorian Grey - Oscar Wilde
There are also numerous short story collections which probably means I'll take part in a couple of the short story weekends:
A few authors I'd like to read for those are, M.R. James, E.F. Benson, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edith Wharton, Rhoda Broughton and so on... the list is endless and I have a few sitting waiting on my Kindle too.
And I have a little bit of a confession... although the challenge doesn't officially start until tomorrow I er... started my first book yesterday. It's Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs. Loving it.
Thanks to Carl, as always, for hosting this challenge once again and giving us all so much enjoyment.