The RIP (for Readers Imbibing Peril) reading event/challenge began September 1st and will run through the month of October. This is (sort of amazingly) the 14th year for RIP, and I believe I've participated (at least a little) in all but the first two editions.
RIP was the brainchild of Carl Anderson, over at his Stainless Steel Droppings blog (now dormant, I think), but was handed over to new hosts a couple of years back. This year it 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:
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. And after the summer I've had, I really need some major renewing this year!
It also helps me find new books I might be interested in. I love reading all those lists and reviews.
Even though I'm getting a really late start, I'm still signing up at the Peril the First level (read four books), and I'll be 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 haven't really decided which books I intend to try to read, but I've got quite a few likely candidates. These are some new books that I'm eager to get to:
Imaginary Friend, by Stephen ChboskyAnd during the challenge, I'll be tracking my progress over on my challenge blog (HERE). Happy reading, everyone!
The Long Call, by Ann Cleeves
Old Bones, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
The Possession, by Michael Rutger
Pursuit, by Joyce Carol Oates