Friday, September 16, 2011

My First Reading Challenge!

I will be participating in my first reading challenge! From September 1st to October 31st, Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting the R.I.P. Challenge. The purpose is to read a book classified as a Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror or Supernatural. There are several levels to choose from and I’ve chosen two different levels:

Peril the Third

My book of choice will be House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. I’m kinda cheating because I already planned to finish up House of Leaves after Beauty Queens. A friend highly recommended it and I was also asked to participate in a planned book review for our office newsletter. So this just fits perfectly into my grand reading scheme.

Peril of the Short Story

My short story of choice is At The Mountain of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft. I picked up a book of Lovecraft short stories from the library a week ago so it’s just in time for the challenge. And I’ve been dying to read this short story for a very long time now.

I don’t normally participate in challenges or keep a strict reading schedule. I let books call to me and read whoever shouted the loudest. But the stars were aligned (Fall/Halloween around the corner/Scary Book Season), the books readily available and staring at me from the big pile next to the bed so I happily accept the challenge.

P.S. Hugs and kisses to my husband who had knee surgery today! Let's get you healed up!

P.P.S. Happy Birthday Dad!


  1. I am really curious about The House of Leaves. I look forward to your review!

  2. Great blog (as always)! and love your post and post-post scripts!

  3. You should read Herbert West-Reanimator. Is it in the book of Lovecraft stories you got from the library?

  4. I've gotten to the good stuff with House of Leaves. We'll just say it's given me some interesting dreams at night.

    No Herbert West-Reanimator :( I'll have to find that one to read.