With my post yesterday on A. A. Milne’s The Red House Mystery, I celebrate another reading challenge completed! Carl V’s Readers Imbibing Peril II challenge was as much fun as his Once Upon a Time challenge last spring! For this challenge, I chose his “Peril the First,” which was to read 4 books of any length from any sub-genre of scary stories. From my “Peril Pool” I chose to read A Study in Scarlet, by Arthur Conan Doyle; The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill; Strange Happenings, by Avi; The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy, by Tim Burton; and The Red House Mystery, by A. A. Milne. Even though I’ve officially completed the challenge, I’m still in the middle of reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula (which is taking me a lot longer to read than I anticipated); and Charles de Lint’s The Wild Wood is sitting patiently on my nightstand; and Our Man in Havana, by Graham Greene, is downloaded and waiting on my iPod. So I will definitely continue reading and listening to books from this genre. I just ran out of challenge time!
Thanks, Carl, for another very enjoyable reading challenge. You host terrific challenges, and I look forward to your next one, whatever it might be!