Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hello RIP IV, Goodbye Dewey's Books

One challenge completed and one new one to conquer!

This past week I read two books for the
Dewey's Books Challenge (the challenge where we honored the late great book blogger Dewey by reading a book she loved and/or reviewed) and by so doing, completed the challenge! Wow. I know. It's impressive.

So here's what I read complete with links to my reviews:

1. Gossamer by Lois Lowry
2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
4. The Wresting Game by Ellen Raskin
5. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Vol. 1 by M. T. Anderson

And so without skipping a beat, I'm signing up for the famed Carl's RIP IV Challenge, wherein we read scary (ish) books during the Halloween season. This is one of the challenges book bloggers seriously seem crazy about, so one must not be left out! (Just check out that list of participants! Sheesh, I think I'm late to the game.)

My plan is to read at least 2 books (Peril the Second) from this list:

The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafron
Drood by Dan Simmons
The House on the Strand by Daphne duMaurier
Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice (it scares me just writing that one!)
The Mist by Stephen King
House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker (I know nothing about this one, but ended up with it at my house and it looks plenty creepy.)

Well, that should give me enough to pick from I'm thinking!
Edited to Add:
Putting The Forest of Hands and Teeth on my RIP list now. Don't know why I didn't think of it before. I just started it yesterday, and I see it on so many other lists and I'm thinking... "duh". So yeah, I'm adding it! :)


  1. Yay! I'm glad you're joining. I've heard Drood is supposed ot be really good.

  2. Sounds like a great list! But man, a lot of those are really long, aren't they?

  3. Congratulations on finishing the challenge in honor of Dewey. She is still very much missed. And thanks for stepping right in to do the R.I.P. IV Challenge. I think you have a great list of potential reads and I hope you enjoy whatever it is you decide to pick for the challenge.

  4. I think it is wonderful that lots of bloggers finished Dewey's Challenges. Dewey passed prior to me beginning blogging sadly, so I never got to now her.

  5. Congratulations on finishing Dewey's Book Challenge. I'm really glad to see that you enjoyed The Graveyard Book. That one is on my RIP list ;o). Enjoy your scary reading!

  6. many people have Drood on their list.. i hope I get to read lots of reviews!

  7. Congrats on completing the Dewey Challenge and taking up the RIP IV challenge.

    Have a great time.

  8. The Graveyard book seems to be on a lot of people's list. R.I.P. IV



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