Friday, August 28, 2009

R.I.P. Challenge (Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2009) COMPLETE

I've wanted to do this challenge the last few years and never manage to get any books read for it. So, I'm doing pretty well this year with my other challenges, and thought I would give it another try. I have chosen Peril the Second, which requires reading two books of any length from any subgenre of scary stories. I put in a request at my library for Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. I enjoyed her Time Traveler's Wife, so thought I might like this one as well. Other than that, I have no idea what else I would like to read.
Okay, so I lied. After looking through my future reading lists, I managed to come up with quite a few that would fit into this challenge.
Who knows? Maybe I'll actually get it completed this year!!!
My reading pool includes:
1. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger 10/19/09
2. Ghosts of Kerfol by Deborah Noyes
3. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris 9/29/09
4. Ghost Road Blues by Jonathan Maberry
5. Coraline by Neil Gaiman 9/14/09
6. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
7. Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
8. In the Dark of the Night by John Saul
I really enjoyed Coraline. Was a nice quick read (although it still took me a week to get it read!) I also watched the movie for the first time this week with my 5 year old daughter. She enjoyed the first half of the movie, but once things started to get scary, she would hide her eyes.
I just finished Dead Until Dark, the first in the Sookie Stackhouse series, and just recently had begun watching True Blood on HBO. I absolutely loved both of them and am looking forward to starting the second book.
And with that, I finished this challenge! Holy Cow! My first year actually completing it. Now, that wasn't so hard! I'll be ready for next year.
I also managed to complete Her Fearful Symmetry, which I really enjoyed. The ending was a bit lacking somewhat, but overall I enjoyed the read. The secrets in the story were really good. I managed to guess them before they were revealed, but that didn't keep me from reading as quickly as I could to find out if I was right. I'll be looking forward to reading more from this author. Hope others enjoyed this one as much as I did.


Carl V. said...

Coraline is pretty short, if that helps? LOL! I am so glad you are joining in. I never put any stock in the finishing, it is all about just taking part and having fun. Great to have you. I too am going to read Her Fearful Symmetry and I cannot wait!

Pamela said...

You've got a great book list! It seems many of us have chosen Her Fearful Symmetry. It should be interesting to read everyone's thoughts. Happy reading!

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CCDPiper said...

Thanks, Carl. That does help, actually. I have a feeling I will actually get this challenge finished this year!

CCDPiper said...

Thanks, Pamela. I can't wait to get Her Fearful Symmetry. Should be a good read.