September 1, 2007 – October 31, 2007
**CHALLENGE COMPLETED on October 29, 2007. Great challenge – I finally managed to put this book into my “completed” stack after owning it for almost three years! Thanks for hosting this one, Carl!Read my reviews for this challenge here.
Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting his annual RIP Challenge. He is offering a lot of different options for participants, and even though I am completely “over challenged” I just couldn’t resist this one!
Readers may choose from the following:
1. Peril The First – Read any four books from any subgenre of scary stories.
2. Peril The Second (aka The Obese Book Peril) – Read two fat tomes fitting the definition of scary stories.
3. Peril The Third (Scary Sandwich Peril) – Squeeze in a shorter book between those you’ve chosen in #2.
4. Peril The Fourth (Just a Bit of Peril) – Read just one book that fits the criteria.
And then there are additional perils, including the Short Story Sunday Peril in which you read one short story a week for the duration of the challenge (I count nine Sundays!).
Carl has many wonderful examples of books that meet the criteria.Links to ALL READER REVIEWS for this challenge can be found here.
Due to my other challenges and reading commitments, I have decided to combine Peril the Fourth with the additional Short Story Sunday Peril. Several years ago I purchased a hardback of Stephen King’s Everything’s Eventual: 14 Dark Tales. It has been sitting on my TBR stack for far too long…and King’s stories certainly meet the criteria. I plan on reading the entire collection of 14 stories.
Everything’s Eventual, by Stephen King
1. Autopsy Room Four (completed 10/13/2007)
2. The Man in the Black Suit (completed 10/13/2007)
3. All That You Love Will Be Carried Away (completed 10/13/2007)
4. The Death of Jack Hamilton (completed 10/13/2007)
5. In The Deathroom (completed 10/14/2007)
6. The Little Sisters of Eluria (completed 10/24/2007)
7. Everything’s Eventual (completed 10/27/2007)
8. L.T.’s Theory of Pets (completed 10/27/2007)
9. The Road Virus Heads North (completed 10/28/2007)
10.Lunch at the Gotham Cafe (completed 10/28/2007)
11.That Feeling, you Can Only Say What It Is In French (completed 10/28/2007)
12. 1408 (completed 10/29/2007)
13. Riding The Bullet (completed 10/29/2007)
14. Luckey Quarter (completed 10/29/2007)