Can't resist a good challenge.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fall Into Reading 2009

***Challenge completed. See my wrap-up post.***

Dates:
September 22 to December 20, 2009
Hosted by: Callapidder Days

Guidelines:
  • Make a list of the books you think you'd like to read during the period of the challenge, and post the list on your blog.
  • Go to the sign-up page and add the link to your post using Mister Linky.
  • Participants can read any number of books.
  • Lists can be changed or added to over the course of the challenge.
  • Reviews are optional.
See my original post about the challenge here.
See my wrap-up post here.
See the challenge sign-up page here.
See the challenge review page here.
See the challenge wrap-up page here.

MY BOOK LIST (books read):
  1. New Year's Eve. Lisa Grunwald [see review]
  2. The Man in the Picture. Susan Hill [see review]
  3. The Woman in Black. Susan Hill [see review]
  4. From Doon with Death. Ruth Rendell [see review]
  5. The Friend of Madame Maigret. Georges Simenon [see review]
  6. The Lair of the White Worm. Bram Stoker [see review]
  7. Homer & Langley. E.L. Doctorow [review to come]
  8. The Uncommon Reader. Alan Bennett [review to come]
  9. Stardust. Joseph Kanon [review to come]
  10. The Lover. Marguerite Duras [review to come]
  11. Santa Clawed. Rita Mae Brown [see review]
  12. Christmas Card Magic. Margaret Perry [see review]

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

R.I.P. IV Challenge

**Challenge completed. See my wrap-up post here.**

Dates: September 1 through October 31, 2009
Hosted by: Carl V. of Stainless Steel Droppings

Guidelines:

There are several different levels of participation:
  • Peril the First: Read four books of any length, from any subgenre you choose.
  • Peril the Second: Read two books of any length, from any subgenre you choose.
  • Peril the Third: Read one book of any length, from any subgenre you choose.
  • Short Story Peril: An extra option, for those who want to participate in Short Story Sundays.
Choose your books from the following subgenres:
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Gothic
  • Horror
  • Supernatural
See my original post about the Challenge here.
See my wrap-up post here.
See the Challenge announcement page here.
See the Challenge review page here.

I'm going to try Peril the First (four books), although if all goes well I might be able to do a little better than that.

MY BOOK LIST (books read):
  1. The Man in the Picture. Susan Hill [see review]
  2. The Woman in Black. Susan Hill [see review]
  3. New Year's Eve. Lisa Grunwald [see review]
  4. From Doon with Death. Ruth Rendell [see review]
  5. The Friend of Madame Maigret. Georges Simenon [see review]
  6. The Lair of the White Worm. Bram Stoker [see review]