Saturday, August 25, 2007

A Fall of Challenges

I've been looking around at some of the many challenges out there right now and trying to figure out which I may be able to fit into my busy next few months. I haven't really finished up the last few challenges I've joined, but it is fun nevertheless, and gets me thinking about new things to read. After much deliberation, I've decided to join:

The Outmoded Authors Challenge
1 book over the next 6 months I think I can do. My choice(s) will come from the following authors:
Italo Svevo
Ivy Compton-Burnett
Elizabeth Bowen
Freya Stark


Carl's R.I.P Challenge

I missed out on this very fun idea last year so had to give it a try this year. I wasn't sure which Peril I wanted to choose, so have finally decided upon Peril the First - 4 books on the RIP theme.
My selections are:

The Mountains of Madness / H.P. Lovecraft
Perfume / Patrick Suskind
Ammie come home / Barbara Michaels
Whispers in the sand / Barbara Erskine

Alternates are : any of Ray Bradbury's eerie tales, or if I get really ambitious, Dan Simmons' tome The Terror.

*Update: I've just received Jan Underwood's Dayshift Werewolf and it's a perfect fit for this challenge. It is a book which won the 3-Day Novel contest a couple of years back and after the first story I'm already thinking it's a classic!


  1. Yay! I'm doing both these challenges as well. :) Jealous of you reading Lovecraft for the RIP challenge-I'm reading Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes. How can you resist a title like that?

  2. Carl's offering of lots of different levels of Peril has made it difficult. But I like your choices (except perhaps for the Lovecraft, you brave woman!).

  3. Eva - I considered that Bradbury; I may still read it. You're right, it's a great title, with so many echoes.

    Jill - I've started this Lovecraft before since it deals with Polar themes...hopefully I'll be able to get past Chapter 1 this time?!

  4. Cool list! I'm not familiar with any of them except for Lovecraft, which I love...I'll get to discover some new authors! Look forward to your reviews :)

  5. Haven't heard of the Outmoded Authors Challenge, but I have joined the RIP. I'm embarassed to say I haven't heard of any on your list. I'll learn from your reviews. Yay!


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