Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Readers Imbibing Peril--another challenge.

Well, Jenny's done it again--started me off on another blog challenge. She's not the host, this time; the Readers Imbibing Peril challenge is over at Stainless Steel Droppings.  The challenge runs from September 1st through October 31st and the plan is to "celebrate and share... love of the elements of gothic fiction" by reading and reviewing
Dark Fantasy.
And, of course, to have fun. There are several levels of challenge, and I have not decided yet what level I'll be aiming for, myself. I do know that I want to reread Dracula, and I suspect that at least one of these free audio book sites will have it, so I can double the fun--reacquainting myself with the book and trying a new site. Oh, and I have a couple actual Gothic gothic novels I want to read or reread--I haven't read The Monk in ages, and while I am pretty sure I read The Romance of the Forest (I wanted to see what Harriet was talking about in Emma), and I have a very nice copy sitting on my shelf,  I don't remember it at all, so that's on my "maybe" list. Otherwise, we'll see.

Anyway, I do suggest going and reading up on the challenge yourself.


  1. It's a really fun challenge. I hope you enjoy!!

  2. Oh, yay, I'm glad you'll be participating! RIP is probably my favorite challenge in all the land--I always discover new blogs through it. :D

  3. Well done Jenny! I'm glad she convinced you to join in and I hope you have fun. With the choices you've mentioned I have no doubt you will. I have The Monk on my shelves and am not sure why I haven't read it yet. And a re-read of Dracula is always a good thing, be it in book or audio format. I have a Barnes and Noble audio production of it that I really enjoy.

  4. Kailana--thanks!

    Jenny--I certainly found some interesting blogs through the Diana Wynne Jones challenge!

    Carl, I listened to a copy from the library a few years ago and really enjoyed it. This time, I'm trying the librivox version 2 with different readers for the different characters.

  5. That sounds good. The copy I have has a male reader and a female reader who each read when the journal is told from a male or female respectively. They do a good job. I'm not as thrilled with the female vocalization for Lucy, but when she does Mina Harker she does a great job.

  6. Carl V. That sounds like the one I got from the library. I initially found it confusing that Lucy & Mina had the same voice, but ultimately liked it very much.