It's that time of year. September is almost here, and with September comes one of my favorite traditions of autumn, the RIP (for Readers Imbibing Peril) reading event/challenge. This is the 13th year for RIP -- I think this will be my 10th year as a participant. The challenge begins September 1st and runs until (fittingly) Halloween on October 31st.
RIP was the brainchild of Carl Anderson, over at his Stainless Steel Droppings blog, and last year was handed over to new hosts. This year it's being hosted by Heather from My Capricious Life, and has its very own website, where you can read all about it and join up.
The purpose of the event is to read books that fall into any of the RIP categories:
Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, Supernatural.And the main goals are to HAVE FUN, and to share that fun with others. Pretty simple.
Actually, it's not that much of a challenge for me -- those are the genres I read most of the time. But RIP always manages to renew my reading spirits after they've started sagging during the summer. Also helps me find new books I might be interested in. I'll be signing up at the Peril the First level (read four books), and combining that with Peril on the Screen (and possibly Peril of the Short Story, too).
To find out about the various Peril levels, and to sign up, visit the challenge announcement page HERE. I don't really have a set list of books I intend to read, so I'll just see what I come up with. And I'll be tracking my progress over on my challenge blog (HERE).