Thursday, September 13, 2012

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII

It’s the time of year for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril when we spend our time imbibing as much that is ghastly, ghoulish and ghostly as possible! I never seem to get in as much as I hope too, but I enjoy trying to read and watch as much creepy stuff as I can! Considering as I keep forgetting to sign up, I may not be off to the best start but it could be the fault of a scary clown, Pennywise, in IT or the hair-raising true life murder case in The Wilderness of Error!
Anyway, I'm (finally!) signing up for R. I. P. VII hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings.

This fun event runs for the next two months, between September 1st and October 31st. We can read novels (or watch movies) in the following categories:

Dark Fantasy.

There are several different levels of Peril to choose from. I was tempted by Peril I but not being the quickest reader I decided I might not get to 4 books so I opted for Peril II. I’ll definitely read at least two books from the above categories. I wanted to join the read along for The Little Stranger but I have too much to read already this month! Some of the books I might read other than

IT   and
The Wilderness of Error, are
The Murderer’s Daughters by Randy Sue Myers,
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson,
The Likeness by Tana French, and
The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

Another great option of this event that I love is Peril on the Screen for those of us who, as Carl posted, “like to watch suitably scary, eerie, mysterious gothic fare”. I’m a fan of British Detective shows such as Midsomer Murders, Rebus, Waking the Dead, Wire in the Blood, Luther and similar movies as well as thrillers such as Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Rebecca and Cape Fear.

Once you finish a book, TV show or movie and review it, there's a R.I.P. Review Site to post a link to you review, sharing it with other R.I.P. VII participants.  As Carl made sure to mention, the goal of R.I.P. VII is:

1. Have fun reading!

2. Share that fun with others!


  1. Oooh, brava! I might try again this year -- last year I only read one book for RIP (but I signed up to read four) -- my October is already jam packed with reviews but I'm soooo tempted!

  2. You're a "Luther" fan? I love that show! I figured the screen piece should be easy - something would surely just happen to be on one day when I sat down to watch tv. So far, no luck but I'm also thinking I'll go watch episodes of the 1960's show "Dark Shadows."

  3. I'm participating in this event too. So many good scary books to choose from. I just finished The Little Stranger for the group read.

  4. I love this challenge and plan to read (4) - (1) down so far. enjoy Amy.

  5. Ooh, good luck with this challenge! I think this one is my favorite of all of them!

  6. I love this event!! And I can't wait to see what you think of The Likeness. I love love love Tana French. And the S.J. Watson book is a fast fun read too. And of course, IT is genius. Have fun … and keep the lights on!

  7. Awesome to have you joining in the peril with us. Great list of potential things to read and watch. My wife and I are huge fans of the British mysteries. We are currently impatiently waiting for the latest season (that our library has) of Midsomer Murders. So addicted to that show, as well as so many others.

  8. I am doing a combination of listening and reading for IT, and I've found that I much prefer Steven Weber's narration for IT. It's incredible! I highly recommend this in audio format! Enjoy the challenge, I'm joining as well!

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