Thursday, November 4, 2010

R.I.P. V Wrap-up

I'm a few days late with this post, but I've been away visiting my parents and with baby Shane in our lives blogging while on holiday has become a thing of the past.

For the R.I.P. Challenge, I aimed to complete Peril the First, which required 4 scary books, and I succeeded. But only because Carl let me cheat a bit and include a book I read just before the challenge started. Thanks Carl! :-) Here's what I ended up reading (as compared to my plan):

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Room by Emma Donaghue

It's not hard to pick a favorite, since I absolutely LOVED Room. But the others were all great too. I'm particularly pleased that I finally read Dracula, as I've been meaning to explore the more classic scary stories. I guess Frankenstein and anything by Edgar Allan Poe will be next!

Thanks Carl for continuing to host this fabulous challenge, it's been great!


Ana S. said...

Congrats on finishing! :D And I hope you do read Frankenstein - it's one of my favourite classics.

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

Wow, you did so well!! I'm always amazed how much people tend to read for this challenge. Kudos to Carl for such a fantastic idea!

I really need to read Room.

PS--thank you for your very sweet comment about the baby. We are very excited and are hoping for a boring and uneventful pregnancy as well. ;)

joanna said...

Hi Nymeth - that's high praise, so I'll be sure to bump it up the list!

Trish - yes, you really need to read Room. :-) And you're welcome, I'm so very excited for you!!!