It's my favourite time of year...the beginning of Fall. I love the weather, the colours, the hints of cooler nights (hopefully soon), the food and the simple coziness inherent in Autumn. I do hope I'll be able to make hot chocolate and curl up under a blanket to read before the end of October, though with the weather we've been having lately, the very idea of blankets is anathema right now ;)
But another thing I love about Fall -- along with many other bloggers -- is the return of Carl's RIP Challenge! It's the fifth year he's been running it, and it runs from today, September 1 to the end of October, Halloween Night itself. Perfect.
The goal is to read seasonally, with something scary. R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril means:
I'm choosing to participate in Peril the First, reading 4 books of any length that fit this loose definition. I don't have a set list, but some of the books that are in my pool of choices are:
The Terror / Dan Simmons (for the 3rd year running...maybe I'll get to it this year!)
Something by Ray Bradbury, Daphne DuMaurier or M.R. James
Arthur Machen. My husband has been reading his eerie tales recently and they sound intriguing...
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde / RL Stevenson (again the influence of my husband, who has been reading a lot of Stevenson lately)
We have always lived in the castle / Shirley Jackson
Gothic Tales / Elizabeth Gaskell