Tuesday, August 27, 2013

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril / VIII

It's that time of year again! September is just around the corner, cool winds are starting to blow, and autumn mists are on their way.  Well, theoretically anyway.  Around here, we're still having triple digit heat and any mists come from a sprinkler at the end of a garden hose.  But summer is drawing to a close, and that means the arrival of another edition (number 8!) of the RIP (R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril) Reading Event, hosted annually by Carl V. Anderson of Stainless Steel Droppings.

I LOVE this challenge/event.  So, even though I'm ridiculously far from reaching any reading goals I may have had for this year, I'll definitely be signing up for RIP/VIII.  It runs from September 1st to October 31st, and it includes some of my favorite genres: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, Supernatural. You can read about it in detail and sign up on the announcement page (HERE). There are several different levels of participation -- I'll be signing up for Peril The First, so I'll be reading at least four books.

I'm still thinking about what I'll be reading, but my list of possibilities includes:
  • The Asylum, by John Harwood
  • Bellman & Black, by Diane Setterfield
  • The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, by H.P. Lovecraft
  • The Ghost Writer, by John Harwood
  • Murder Among Us, by Ann Granger
  • The Small Hand & Dolly, by Susan Hill
  • Stranded, by Alex Kava

Again this year, there's also Peril on the Screen, for those of us who (as Carl says) "like to watch suitably scary, eerie, mysterious gothic fare during this time of year."  That definitely describes moi, so I'll be taking on this peril, too.  Probably won't be doing too many reviews, but I'll be keeping a list of all the movies and TV shows I watch.

So, here we go again.  I'll be tracking my progress on my challenge blog (HERE).  Now I'm off to sign up and start reading.


  1. I love this challenge too. Your list sounds good and I will be watching for your reviews.

  2. I hope Bellman and Black is good! I have it to read also, and loved The Thirteenth Tale so much I've read it 3 times!

  3. I love all these spooky titles people are lining up. :) Have fun with yours!

  4. I am looking forward to the Setterfield!

  5. I'm hoping to read some Harwood for this challenge too! I just checked out The Asylum from the library (I love the cover). Good luck with all of these...I hope you enjoy them all :)

  6. I'm seeing The Asylum all over the place. It may be *the* book for RIP this year. Sounds deliciously creepy.

    I am in the same boat you are in that the arrival of Autumn is all very theoretical right now, as I sit here with the air conditioning trying to fit 100+ temps. Ugh. Hopefully soon the season will be a reality.

    At any rate, thanks for taking part again this year.


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