Saturday, September 5, 2009


So, I heard about this by readingDaphne's Blog and thought it sounded right up my alley.

Wewt! So this year will be my first year participating in the RIP challenge:

Here is my speculative list of books to read for the challenge. Suggestions would be most certainly appreciated!

My "Speculative" List for the Challenge:

The Phantom of the Opera by: Gaston Leroux

The Thirteenth Tale by: Dianne Setterfield

The Meaning of Night: A Confession by: Michael Cox

Silent in the Grave by: Deanna Raybourn

The first two I already own. The Thirteenth Tale will be a re-read for me. But it's creepy and just perfect for this challenge. I was originally going to read the Necronomicon as one of my books but changed my mind. I tried to read the Necronomicon once before, Tim and I having picked it up in the bookstore on a whim... but let's face it.. anyone who knows me knows how I am about horror. (i.e.- a big fat whimp) I quit reading it after the first two chapters. I decided I didn't really want to read it for RIP either because it's a bit more "gross" than "horror." Instead, I've picked Phantom of the Opera to replace it. I would classify Phantom as a "gothic romance/thriller." The last two I will have to purchase from Amazon or get from the library. So I will need to do that ASAP because the challenge ends on October 31st!

Hope some of you will join in RIP! It's a lot of spooky autumn fun!


DesLily said...

I just finished 13th tale and I love love love it! I hope you like it as much when you read it! (I think you will!)

Tammie said...

ooh since you love horror i think you'll definitely love the challenge. have fun.

Barefoot_Mommy said...

DesLily: I LOVE The Thirteenth Tale! I've read it about 4 times, but I'm going to re-read it for the challenge. *laughs*

Tammie: Horror is fun... but I'm a whimp. I scare myself silly and then have to sleep with the light on when Tim works nights. *blush*

Carl V. said...

Phantom is so perfect for this, as is a re-read of Thirteenth Tale. I so want to take the time to re-read that one soon.

Thank you so much for joining in the challenge. It is such a wonderful time of year to read these sort of books and it is terrific that you are a part of the experience this year.

Barefoot_Mommy said...

Carl: I am REALLY enjoying Phantom. It's the first time I've read it, and it's just perfect. The Thirteenth Tale is always great for a re-read

Daphne said...

You will LOVE Phantom, it's one of my favorites! I can't wait to read The Thirteenth Tale!