Wednesday, November 01, 2006

R.I.P. Autumn Challenge - The End

The 5 books I read for the R.I.P. 2006 Autumn Challenge:
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Sleep, Pale Sister by Joanne Harris
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Strangers by Taichi Yamada

I had finished all but In Cold Blood before my trip to Canada, and I decided not to take it with me for various logistical reasons. Luckily I was able to finish it in the last couple of days of October, after I got back, thereby successfully completing the challenge. Yay! I didn't get around to reading any of my alternate choices, but if they're still around I can always read them next year, right? And I probably wouldn't have even gotten around to reading these if it wasn't for the challenge so a big thanks to Carl for getting us all organised!
As for a new challenge, I'm considering joining in bookfool's 'Chunkster Challenge', when I figure out exactly what that entails. In the meantime, I look forward to choosing what to read purely by what pops out at me from the shelves. :)


  1. Good job! I didn't sign up for the challenge, but wound up reading 3 gothic-type books in October. I hope Carl does this again next year. Happy belated birthday, btw. Hope it was a good one!

  2. Congrats on finishing the challenge. I might have missed it but which was your favorite of those books?

  3. A good list. I thoroughly enjoyed the RIP Challenge, too.

  4. Les, Thank you. I didn't do much on my actual birthday. Unpacking, and being jetlagged. I'm still dealing with the jetlag! Blah! But just being home was good.

    Iliana, I guess I'd say Sleep, Pale Sister was my favourite, for the mood, but it's pretty close since I also rated Coraline and In Cold Blood the same.

    booklogged, it was good, thanks. Nice to catch up with my friends. And I especially enjoyed being able to see the ocean.

  5. I'm so glad you joined in and congrats on finishing! I did a wrap up of the challenge in a blog post today if you're interested.

  6. Congrats on finishing - love the photo of your little challenge pile.

    The Chunkster Challenge will be 6 months, set your own goal for the number of fat books you want to read during that time. I've set aside way too many for myself - I'm thinking maybe I could handle 3 or 4.

  7. Thanks for explaining your Chunkster Challenge. I've definitely got a few chunksters around here. I'll have to think about which ones I'd like to finally get to.


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