Can't resist a good challenge.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall Into Reading 2012


***Challenge completed***

Dates: 22 September - 21 December 2012
Hosted by: Katrina @ Callapidder Days

Guidelines (quoted from the challenge announcement page):
  • Create a list of books you’d like to read or finish this fall. This is the only real requirement for participating in the challenge. 
  • Feel free to set some additional reading goals (such as reading to your kids two hours per week, getting through your pile of magazines, etc.). However, this is not required; setting additional goals is completely optional. 
  • Write a blog post that includes the list of books you want to read (and any additional goals you’ve set), and get ready to post it on your blog on September 22nd. 
  • Visit Callapidder Days on September 22nd to sign up for the challenge. 
  • Read! Work on your goals throughout Fall 2012. 
  • Report your results. Write another blog post in December to let everyone know how you did.
  • Have fun! Visit other participants to see what they’re reading. Write reviews if you’re so inclined. But most of all, enjoy your fall reading! 

See my original post about the challenge here
See the challenge announcement page here

MY BOOK LIST (Books read):
  1. The Little Stranger. Sarah Waters 
  2. Mrs. Malory and No Cure For Death. Hazel Holt 
  3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Stieg Larsson 
  4. Lost Boy Lost Girl. Peter Straub 
  5. The Nursing Home Murder. Ngaio Marsh
  6. The Bartender's Tale. Ivan Doig
  7. The Trial. Franz Kafka

LIST OF POSSIBLE READS:
The Bartenders' Tale. Ivan Doig
Darwin's Ghosts. Rebecca Stott
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Stieg Larsson
The House of Velvet and Glass. Katherine Howe
Istanbul Passage. Joseph Kanon
The Little Stranger. Sarah Waters
The Nursing Home Murder. Ngaio Marsh
The Pale Horse. Agatha Christie
The Secret Keeper. Kate Morton
The Yard. Alex Grecian

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril / VII

***Challenge Completed***

Dates: September 1 through October 31, 2012
Hosted by: Carl V. at 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.
  • Peril of the Short Story: An extra option, for those who want to read shorter works.
  • Peril on the Screen: Another extra option, for those who like to watch scary or suspenseful fare on the large or small screen.
  • Peril of the Group Read: A third extra -- there will be several group reads during the challenge. See announcement page for info.
✸ Choose your books from the following subgenres:
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Gothic
  • Horror
  • Supernatural
See my original post about the Challenge here.
See the Challenge announcement page here.
See the Challenge review page here.
See my Challenge wrap-up post here

I signed up at the Peril the Second level (two books), but hope to do much better than that; and I'll be  combining that with Peril on the Screen.

MY BOOK LIST (books read):
  1. The Little Stranger. Sarah Waters  
  2. Mrs. Malory and No Cure For Death. Hazel Holt 
  3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Stieg Larsson 
  4. Lost Boy Lost Girl. Peter Straub
  5. The Nursing Home Murder. Ngaio Marsh

    MY SCREEN PERIL LIST (movies/TV shows watched, with links to any reviews):
    1. Waking the Dead: A Simple Sacrifice (TV Series; 2000)
    2. Waking the Dead: Every Breath You Take (TV Series; 2000)
    3. Waking the Dead: Death Watch (TV Series; 2002)
    4. Waking the Dead: Life Sentence (TV Series; 2002)
    5. Wallander: The Dogs of Riga (TV series; 2012)
    6. Wallander: An Event in Autumn (TV series; 2012)
    7. Wallander: Before the Frost (TV series; 2012) 
    8. 10 Rillington Place (film; 1971; directed by Richard Fleischer) 
    9. 23 Paces to Baker Street (film; 1956; directed by Henry Hathaway)
    10. Black Swan (film; 2010; directed by Darren Aronofsky)
    11. The Eclipse (film; 2009; directed by Conor McPherson)
    12. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (film; 2011; directed by David Fincher)
    13. The Haunting (film; 1963; directed by Robert Wise) 
    14. The Horror of Dracula (film; 1958; directed by Terence Fisher)
    15. Mark of the Vampire (film; 1935; directed by Tod Browning)
    16. The Mummy (film; 1932; directed by Karl Freund)
    17. Mystery of the Wax Museum (film; 1933; directed by Michael Curtiz)
    18. Phantoms (film; 1998; directed by Joe Chappelle)
    19. Shutter (film; 2008; directed by Masayuki Ochiai)
    20. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (film; 1976; directed by Charles B. Pierce) 
    21. The Uninvited (film; 1944; directed by Lewis Allen)
    22. Vampyr (Not Against the Flesh) (film; 1932; directed by Karl Theodor Dreyer)