In time for R.I.P challenge, I wanted to remind you about Dueling Monsters. You know–where we find two suitable literary matches and let them battle it out for the winner of greatest monster? No, doesn’t ring a bell? Well, Ms. Fizzy and Heather Age 30+ came up with the duel several years ago and this year will mark the fourth anniversary.
This year I’m helping Jilleebeene out with the challenge (which will be hosted on The Estella Society blog). And who are our fighters this year? Mr. Hannibal Lecter from Red Dragon in one corner and a very wimpy Jason Bateman from American Psycho in the other. I know I don’t need to convince you to join ME–I mean, Red Dragon is the shorter of the two, but why don’t you read both books and decide for yourself who the greatest psycho is! More details about this is coming up on September 17th so watch out–but we wanted to get the word out there for all you folks who are participating in Carl’s R.I.P.
So join us in October?? I promise it’ll be the most fun you ever had (reading Red Dragon or American Psycho). See the early buzz on twitter following Jill and my maniacal tweets using #monstermash.
Another reason for you to join my team? Well, I am one classy clownette. See here for my competition. (the things I do for this blog…).
So, speaking of Carl’s R.I.P… Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting the seventh (yes seventh!) edition of R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril. Carl says he’s making the rules loosey goosey but basically your goal is to read (or watch or experience) something just a little bit ghastly and ghostly. Since I’m reading IT right now (see nose above) and will be reading Red Dragon and American Psycho, I’ve decided I’ve got all this covered. How about you join the other 100+ people as well? Oh, and lookie at the pretty button:
Moving on. Next week is Book Blogger Appreciation Week! The wonderful My Friend Amy is hosting the fifth annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week and I hope you’ll join. The daily prompts are already up so that you can plan ahead. Even though this has been claimed as a scaled down version, be sure to join in as this is such a great community builder and one of my favorite ways to spread the love.
Aarti of Booklust is hosting a week of A More Diverse Universe and her goal is to highlight people of color in speculative fiction. I’m really hoping to squeeze this in between all of the monsters I’ll be dealing with this month but it’s definitely an event to check out.
ANNNNND!!! Just announced today is Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! October 13th! I know I can’t do 24 hours like the olden days but I hope to play around at least a bit since I totally missed the event in the spring. Plus the fall readathon is my favorite. What do you say?! Oh yes, now’s the time to start counting my exclamation points.
Mark your calendars for September 30-October 6th because Sheila from Book Journey is hosting Banned Book Week. Definitely not something you want to miss!
Ok, I know I threw a lot at you in this post so let’s review.
1. Dueling Monsters hosted by Jill and myself in October. Red Dragon v. American Psycho. Pick my side or wimp out and pick Jill’s. Or love us both and read all the psychos. :) Deets TBA.
2. RIP VII Challenge hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings all Sept and Oct
3. Book Blogger Appreciation Week Sept 10-14
4. A More Diverse Universe hosted by Aarti Sept 23-29
5. Bloggiesta hosted by Danielle and Suey Sept 28-30
6. Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Oct 13
7. Banned Book Weeks hosted at Book Journey Sept 30-Oct 6
Wow. And I was thinking September was going to be a quiet month! So…are you planning on joining any of these?