|Artwork for RIP/9 provided by Abigail Larson|
Last day of August! How did that happen? My favorite season is drawing to a close, and I seem to dread the end of summer more and more every year. But there is this to cheer me up: At least the approach of autumn also means the start of one of my favorite annual reading events -- R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril (RIP, for short), hosted by Carl V. Anderson at Stainless Steel Droppings, and now in its ninth year. To read all about it and sign up, just visit the challenge announcement page HERE.
This year, I'm going for Peril the First -- read four books of any length that fit any of the RIP categories (Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, Supernatural) -- and Peril on the Screen as well. Haven't really made any decisions about what I'll read or watch yet, but I have a few possibilities in mind for the reading peril:
- The Blackhouse, by Peter May (first book in May's "Lewis" trilogy)
- The Mist in the Mirror, by Susan Hill (classic ghost story by the author of The Woman in Black)
- Mrs. Malory and a Necessary End, by Hazel Holt (the latest book in the Sheila Malory series of cozy mysteries)
- Peter Pan Must Die, by John Verdon (the fourth book in his Dave Gurney mystery series)
- This House is Haunted, by John Boyne (gothic goings-on revolving around a governess and her charges in a spooky Victorian mansion)
During the run of the challenge, I'll be tracking my progress and keeping my reading/viewing lists over on my challenge blog (HERE). Now, just need to get reading!