Now that summer is over,* it's time for fall reading, and that means the R. I. P. Challenge! This is the 12th year, and just like last year, Andi of Estella's Revenge and Heather of My Capricious Life are hosting.
I'm going to sign up for Peril the Second: Read two books of any length that you believe fit within the challenge categories.
My main desire for this fall is to read one of the 'horrid novels' mentioned in Northanger Abbey. Catherine and Isabella love their horrid novels, and they have a whole list. Most of them were thought to be fictional titles made up by Miss Austen, but they turned out to be real, and now I have all of them in an ebook collection. I'll just start at the beginning, with The Castle of Wolfenbach by Eliza Parsons, written in 1793.
I also have Jackaby (I am so behind the times) and a lovely Marvin Kaye collection, Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown. Who knows if I'll manage them all?
*In theory only; we are suffering an awful heat wave, the worst of the year.