Friday, September 20, 2013

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril, VIII

It's that time of year again!  I’m a little behind in signing up for the best yearly reading challenge   ~ R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril, VIII  ~  run by Carl at his amazing blog, Stainless Steel Droppings.  But I'm almost finished a couple of books that fit the mystery & suspense categories.
 As you can tell from the heading, this is the 8th year Carl has hosted this awesome challenge which revolves around the idea that when the warm days of Summer give way to the cooler, darker days of Fall, it’s time to read books that can make the hair on the back of our necks stand up or a chill run down our spine or just makes us a little leery of the dark. 

Dark Fantasy.
Or anything sufficiently moody 

Carl makes it easy and fun to participate in this challenge by offering a variety of participation levels (Perils) to choose from and two simple rules: 

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

 I’ve chosen to participate in:

Peril the First:

Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be King or Conan Doyle, Penny or Poe, Chandler or Collins, Lovecraft or Leroux…or anyone in between.
I just finished Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson! (review later this week)

Peril of the Short Story:

I am a big fan of short stories and my desire for them is perhaps no greater than in Autumn. I see Poe and Lovecraft in my future for sure, and some Angela Carter. You can read short stories any time during the challenge. When I can, I like to read short stories over the weekend and post about them around that time.
I love short stories and I'm reading Shadow Show stories in tribute to Ray Bradbury.  Some great stories.
And I can’t resist this last option:
Peril on the Screen:

 This is for those of us that like to watch suitably scary, eerie, mysterious gothic fare during this time of year. It may be something on the small screen or large. It might be a television show, like Dark Shadows or Midsomer Murders, a great detective show, or your favorite film. If you are so inclined ~ I'm thinking, The Exorcist!


  1. have fun with this,I could never do this never enough time,xx Rachel

  2. Have fun! I always over book myself in October and can't participate but will look for your reviews!

  3. I choose only the one book option this year to avoid pushing myself too much and I've already done that but I'm not sure I could get to four books. Good luck!

  4. This is always so much fun... good luck with the challenge!

  5. I love scary and spooky but have no time for another commitment. It's nice to see you back :)

  6. It's the only challenge I do and it's definitely a lot of fun! So glad you are doing it too.

  7. This sounds like a great challenge, good luck. Btw I love your kitty, such a beautiful coat!


  8. I always love this challenge. Glad u decided to participate. Have fun.