After much humming and hawing, I’ve decided to participate in the RIP IV challenge. On one hand, I’m not a fan of challenges as they make me feel very restricted in what I read – I feel guilty that I’m not reading what I should be reading to get the challenge finished, or nothing that I own for that challenge really appeals to me too much at the specific point in time. On the other hand, I do love this genre of books. And so, with all that in mind, I’ve decided to go with Peril the Second: “Read Two books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stories that you choose.” I think this will give me the option of not feeling too pressured in this challenge.
My pool of books currently consists of:
- Society of S – Susan Hubbard
- High Spirits – Robertson Davies
- Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories – Rex Collings
- 18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe – Edgar Allan Poe
- Faust – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
- Betrayed – P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
(Yeah, there are a few vampire books there, which I totally bought before I was sick of the whole vampire thing. But at least if I get them finished I won’t feel guilty that I still have them and haven’t read them, right? …Right?)
In other news, I’m actually about to set off to Toronto for the weekend for Fan Expo. QUITE excited about it – some of the panels look totally awesome. I’m looking forward to two in particular: Modern Literary Monsters (which is today) and Vampires in Fact and Fiction (which is on Sunday). Yeah, for someone who is sick of vampires, I really really want to see this one. Also: Bruce Campbell is going to be at FanExpo this year, which means I’ve been totally fangirling for the past month. Yes!
Anyway, need to head off now to finish packing and such.