Thursday 29 August 2013
RIP VIII or My Intentions to Read Outside My Comfort Zone...
I have been reading in the vicinity of the R.I.P (Readers Imbibing Peril) Challenge the entire time I've been blogging. It is run by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings, who is very nice and pops up on Twitter from time to time where we have discussions about such things as how awesome old book smell is and other such randomness. His annual Once Upon a Time challenge was the original inspiration for my Telling Tales Challenge, and every year I've wanted to participate in R.I.P and every year I've wussed out. But not this year!
The combined forces of Laura and Charlotte have convinced me that I should just do it, and upon perusing (I love that I just used perusing in a sentence) my bookshelves I have discovered the following few books that I think will fit the bill:
The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter - I did my dissertation on Carter and it's actual horrendous that I haven't read this yet. Also all of her stuff is a little gothic and at least a little creepy, so it should be great!
The Lost World and Other Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle
Also I have a collection of Edgar Allan Poe somewhere which I can't currently find, and that will be making its' way in as well aaaaaand I am officially stating my intention to join in on the group read (or in my case, re-read) of Elisabeth Kostova's The Historian which I read and loved a few years back :-)
So I guess that means that I'm intending to do Peril the First? Or Peril the Second and the Short Story? I am a little confused, but either way the intention is there, and I am excited!