It's Labor Day Monday. Happy Labor Day!! Considering that Labor Day "celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers" (thank you Wikipedia!) I want to say a big Thank you to everyone who goes to work everyday and makes the USA a great place to live! I also hope and wish that this years Labor Day marks increased employment for many of the people who've been looking for work for too long. It would be wonderful to end this year of 2011 knowing that many people don't have to worry as much about being able to support their families.
I want to announce the Winners of my August Book Giveaway before many more days of September pass!! I hosted a giveaway for 3 books:
Portrait in Sepia
Winner: Julie @ Knitting and Sundries
The Lost Girls
It's a Perilous time....
Halloween is just around the corner which means it's the time of year for the wonderful R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VI Challenge hosted by the fantastic Carl at his blog, Stainless Steel Droppings. In his post Carl writes:
The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:
The emphasis is never on the word challenge, instead it is about coming together as a community and embracing the autumnal mood, whether the weather is cooperative where you live or not.
There are two simple goals for the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VI Challenge:
1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.
As I do each and every year, there are multiple levels of participation (Perils) that allow you to be a part of R.I.P. VI without adding the burden of another commitment to your already busy lives. There is even a one book only option for those who feel that this sort of reading is not their cup of tea (or who have many other commitments) but want to participate all the same. There is also a new Peril this year, the Group Read! Carl has all the info you need in his blog.
R.I.P. VI officially runs from September 1st through October 31st.
Multiple perils await you. You can participate in just one, or participate in them all.
Carl emphasizes: My one demand: enjoy yourself!
The two images I've included here to introduce the challenge and to highlight the level I hope to achieve are from Carl's post along with several others which can be found on Stainless Steel Droppings. You really should make sure to visit Carl's blog, read his post for the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VI Challenge and view the artwork which Carl attributes to Melissa Nucero and is fabulous and beautiful.
My goal is the first level: Peril the First:
Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (my very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be Stephen King or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Fleming or Edgar Allan Poe…or anyone in between.
I'm hoping I can read at least 4 books. I'm not sure which ones yet. I already have several that fit this challenge well:
*the first 2 by Tana French In the Woods and The Likeness
*Nicola Upson's 1st Josephine Tey, An Expert in Murder.
*The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (this is a biiiig book!)
*Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, vol. 1
*The Murderer's Daughters by Randy Sue Meyers
*Kate Atkinson's book Started Early, Took My Dog and
the audio of When Will There Be Good News?
I'd love to read some or all of these:
*The House on the Strand or Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
*any of Elizabeth Gaskell's books.
I'm getting so excited for this challenge!