"Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be King or Conan Doyle, Penny or Poe, Chandler or Collins, Lovecraft or Leroux…or anyone in between."
"I am a big fan of short stories and my desire for them is perhaps no greater than in Autumn. I see Poe and Lovecraft in my future for sure, and some Angela Carter. You can read short stories any time during the challenge."
"This is for those of us that like to watch suitably scary, eerie, mysterious gothic fare during this time of year. It may be something on the small screen or large. It might be a television show, like Dark Shadows or Midsomer Murders, or your favorite film."
***Edit: My new job really has been taking up a lot of my time, and since I have to get up insanely early for work because I take the bus, by the time I get home I just want to sleep. Sadly, I'm going to leave this challenge as unfinished, since I'd rather focus on my 2013 challenges rather than a seasonal one - I'm too far along on those to quit now!