Thursday, August 27, 2009

R.I.P. Challenge

Sooooo, I'm not doing so well with my Art History Reading Challenge. I've only read 2 of the 6 books for it. I do have until the end of the year. So you never know. But right now it's not looking good.

All that aside, I'm thinking of joining in the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril IV Challenge. I've never done this before but have seen it in past years and it looks like fun! I plan to read creepy and/or mystery-type books before Halloween anyway, so I might as well have them count for a challenge if they are going to fit in with it anyway, right?
Here's what I was planning on reading in September and October:
--The Hanging Hill by Chris Grabenstein (Cannot wait for this! I LOVED The Crossroads last year)
--Creepers by Joanne Dahme (wanted to read this last winter and decided to wait for Halloween time)
--Coraline by Neil Gaiman (been on my TBR list for awhile, a great time to knock it off the list)
--Evil at Heart by Chelsea Cain (won this through LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. Enjoyed Cain's first two books in the series and looking forward to this one)

I was hoping the second Joy of Spooking book would be out this fall, but I'm not sure when it is supposed to be published (anyone know?!). That would be another fun book to read around Halloween.

If this sounds like a fun challenge to you! Head over to read Carl's post and sign up! And here's a link to the R.I.P. IV Review website as well.


Charley said...

I enjoyed Coraline. Have you read The Dangerous Alphabet? It's sort of like an alphabet book, but for adults.

Carl V. said...

I am so glad you decided to join in the challenge this year, thanks for doing so. Coraline is a great choice, and I second Charley's recommendation of The Dangerous Alphabet. It is a delightful book.

Holly said...

Charley & Carl--Thank you for telling me about The Dangerous Alphabet! I will definitely have a look at that.

PJ Bracegirdle said...

Thanks for your interest in The Joy of Spooking, Holly! Book Two, Unearthly Asylum, is in fact coming out Summer 2010 with a brand-new look. Sorry for the delay!

In the meantime, I'm hoping to give out some preview chapters and hopefully some actual ARCs to reviewers such as yourself as soon as they become available. If you sign up at my facebook fan page,, I will know where to find you!

I feel so much gratitude towards Joy's early adopters, so please hold tight. I promise she will return shortly to continue the adventure!

Carl V. said...

Holly, send an email to me at poegeek (at) gmail (dot) com if you are interested in being added to the R.I.P. IV email list. I send out announcements about giveaways, events, etc. during the challenge. I do not pass emails on to others, so it will be safe with me.

Bluestocking said...

Nice!!! Those do sound very creepy. R.I.P. IV