R.I.P. IV Challenge!
25 August, 2009
So two challenges in a month? Well, it’s not too bad. I have six months to read the books for the Japanese Literary Challenge 3 and two months for the R.I.P. IV Challenge. And I went to the library today and brought back a bagful of mysteries and thrillers so no excuse for me! I’m really excited about this challenge because mysteries are my FAVOURITE kind of books. I’ve been following Stainless Steel Droppings‘ blog for several months now and didn’t realise until now that he was the host for the Readers Imbibing Peril (RIP) IV Challenge. I’ve read many good things about this challenge in a lot of book blogs and have seen how excited everyone is about it. And how beautiful is this banner? So I’ve put my name down for it and can’t wait to start. Oh wait, I’ve already started reading my book while I was waiting for my take-away curry (I know, it’s only Tuesday but I’m already treating myself.)
I will be participating in the Peril the Second RIP Challenge: I need to read two books in one of the RIP subgenres (mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror, supernatural) by 31 October 2009.
The two books I have in mind are:
The Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert
The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas
If I finish them with time to spare I might also try one of the following:
The Library of Shadows by Mikkel Birkegaard
The Vein of Deceit by Susanna Gregory
Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino
So wish me luck. I’m also three quarters of the way through Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami and it’s still keeping me guessing. Brilliant stuff.