“Does something amuse you?’ asked Uncle Montague.
‘I was merely reminding myself, Uncle, that I am getting too old to be so easily frightened by stories.’
‘Really?’ said Uncle Montague with a worrying degree of doubt in his voice. ‘You think there is an age at which you might become immune to fear?”
― Chris Priestley, Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror
Carl's sign-up post is here.
I always love the artwork he chooses and have actually read the book the quote comes from, there are three in the series in fact, and all are excellent.
Anyway, the sort of books to read are:
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.
There are two simple rules:
1. Have fun reading (and watching).
2. Share that fun with others.
As usual I'll be doing:
Which is to:
Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be King or Conan Doyle, Penny or Poe, Chandler or Collins, Lovecraft or Leroux…or anyone in between.
This is the book pool I'll be reading from:
(Click on the image for a better view)
I don't know how many of these I'll end up reading but I want most of the books I read to come from this - part of my tbr mountain - pile. If I can read five of them I would be a happy bunny. I also know I have books on my Kindle and Nook that would qualify for the challenge and one or two library books too. So we'll see. Basically I just want to have fun without putting too much pressure on myself.
Happy R.I.P. reading and many thanks to Carl for once again hosting this brilliant challenge.