R.I.P. XIII – It’s almost time!

twitter-avatar-2Since it’s almost September, it’s time to post about my sign-up for the annual R.I.P. Challenge! This will be my third time participating in this VERY low-pressure “challenge.” You all know me, I don’t do so well with challenges that have very strict rules! So I encourage you, if you enjoy reading books or stories (or watching movies) that are creepy, thrilling, mysterious, supernatural, suspenseful, spooky, Gothic, or anything resembling those words, to sign up for the challenge!

You can find the details here.

The challenge starts Sept. 1 and runs through October 31.

There are different levels of participation. I’ll be choosing Peril the Second (Read two books of any length that fits within the R.I.P. definition.)

I’m not 100% sure what I’ll be reading yet, but strong contenders are a reread of Jane Eyre, which I’ve been meaning to read again for years now, and a short story collection by Shirley Jackson – either Dark Tales or The Lottery and Other Stories, both of which I own. But something else might catch my eye in the next few weeks.

Will you participate in the R.I.P. Challenge? 

 

23 thoughts on “R.I.P. XIII – It’s almost time!

  1. It’s been a long time since I read it but I remembered liking most of the stories in The Lottery, and I hadn’t even heard of Dark Tales! I’m also only willing/able to do low pressure challenges 😂 but sounds like fun, looking forward to your reviews!

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  2. As usual I’m planning some spooky reads over the next few months, but have too many challenges going on to juggle another one! I’m looking forward to reading all the various R.I.P. reviews, though, including yours! I loved The Lottery and a re-read of Jane Eyre sounds great… enjoy!

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  3. All the best Laila and I hope that you enjoy all your books especially Jane Eyre reread 🙂 I have been meaning to read that book but I havn’t had good experiences with classics.

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    1. I’m sorry to hear that you haven’t had good experiences with classics – I bet you just need to find the right one. 🙂 Jane Eyre is a good one but it’s been a LONG time since I read it so I’m looking forward to reading it again with new eyes.

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  4. I only participated once since Carl handed over the challenge, but it used to be a lot of fun and I never have any trouble assembling impossibly-long reading plans for it! Hee hee Congrats on reading even more books from your own shelves for the challenge. I’m about to do my tally for the 2/3 mark of the year and see just how brilliantly I’ve done in avoiding my own books. I think that’s how I’m going to look at it for awhile…

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    1. 🙂 It’s not easy what with new books coming out all the time and easy access through libraries, Netgalley, etc. Here lately I haven’t been reading as much from my own shelves but I do own all three of the ones I listed here so that will help!

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