{challenges} Readers Imbibing Peril–VIII


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It’s that most wonderful time of the year! no, not Christmas. It is that Nightmare before Christmas, okay: It is time for Readers Imbibing Peril–the Eighth!

“All these years later we are still going strong, welcoming September with a time of coming together to share our favorite mysteries, detective stories, horror stories, dark fantasies, and everything in between.”~Carl V.


From”Stainless Steel Droppings,” Carl V.’s (non)Challenges are always a lot of fun, but RIP is my fave. And while I have a doozy of a reading load for class this term, some will actually overlap (thank you Dark Renaissance).  RIP runs September 1 through October 31st. You can start now. What does this RIP reading involve?

 Mystery.  Suspense.  Thriller.  Dark Fantasy.  Gothic.  Horror.  Supernatural.  Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above. That is what embodies the stories, written and visual, that we celebrate with the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril event.

As time has wound on I’ve honed this event down to two simple rules:

1. Have fun reading (and watching).
2. Share that fun with others.

There are a number of different “Perils” from which to choose. See the site for details. I hear that the Group Reads are really good. I will tend towards Short Story and Screen–even Poems (read a few last night that would qualify: chilling). Not sure what Sean and Natalya will do, but they will be in on the fun. Natalya is discovering H.P. Lovecraft this month, so she will no doubt continue.

You do not have to have a blog to join. And it may interest you to find appropriately atmospheric reads on the Review Site, and/check out other participants lists of potential reads/viewings. Think about joining in some fashion, however much you can afford time-wise, I mentioned it was fun right?


Previous RIP wrap-ups that sum and link reviews/experiences: RIP VII and RIP VI and RIP V

Published by L

I read, and I write. and until recently, I sold books.

4 thoughts on “{challenges} Readers Imbibing Peril–VIII

    1. thanks! It has been a fun new challenge figuring out what films to watch together as the daughter has been getting older.

  1. Ooooo…I discovered Lovecraft because of being inspired to read him for a RIP challenge. Very excited for N. Glad the fam is in again for the experience this year. I’m also thrilled that you can combine classwork with RIP reading! How perfect!

    Of course now I have a Christmas earworm, thank you very much….

  2. That’s convenient if your class reading meets the challenge! I don’t think I ever had a class that assigned books that would fit this one…more’s the pity!

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