R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XIII

The R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril challenge, otherwise known as R.I.P. takes place every September 1st through October 31st.

The purpose of the R.I.P. challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, or Supernatural.

There are multiple levels of participation (Perils):

  • Peril the First – Read four books, any length, that fit the definition of R.I.P. literature.
  • Peril the Second – Read two books of any length.
  • Peril the Third – This Peril involves reading one book.
  • Peril of the Short Story – You can read short stories any time during the challenge.
  • Peril on the Screen – This is for those of us who like to watch suitably scary, eerie, mysterious, gothic fare during this time of year. It may be something on the small screen or large.
  • Peril of the Review – Submit a short review of any book you read.

This year, I’ll be doing Peril the First, Peril of the Short Story, Peril on the Screen, and Peril of the Review if I find some time.  I’ve got an huge list of books on Goodreads for me to choose from for this event, the Something Wicked This Fall Comes challenge, and the 24-Hour Readathon happening in October.

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII

Every September 1st through October 31st Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings has hosted the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril challenge, otherwise known as R.I.P.  It’s now being hosted by Heather from My Capricious Life and Andi from Estella’s Revenge.

The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, or Supernatural.
There are multiple levels of participation (Perils):
Peril the First – Read four books, any length, that fit the definition of R.I.P. literature.
Peril the Second – Read two books of any length.
Peril the Third – This Peril involves reading one book.
Peril of the Short Story – You can read short stories any time during the challenge.
Peril on the Screen – This is for those of us who like to watch suitably scary, eerie, mysterious, gothic fare during this time of year. It may be something on the small screen or large.
Peril of the Group Read – This year we will read and discuss Slade House by David Mitchell.
This year, I’ll be doing Peril the First, Peril of the Short Story, Peril on the Screen, and I might join in on Peril of the Group Read.  I’ve got two stacks of books that I plan to read, one for September and one for October, along with a few audiobooks and ebooks, so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to squeeze in Slade House.
Left: October TBR; Right: September

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI

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Image: Abigail Larson

R.I.P. XI takes place from September 1st, 2016 through October 31st, 2016.

I’m a day late in signing up for this, and I blame my old day planner and myself for forgetting to write all the important reading events for the year down in my new planner.

There are multiple levels of participation.  I’m only going to give a summary of them here, so for the full details, click on the image above.

Peril the First – Read four books, of any length, from the very broad categories of Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Gothic, Horror, and/or Dark Fantasy.

Peril the Second – Read two books that fit the R.I.P. categories.

Peril the Third – Read one book.

Peril of the Short Story – Read one or more short stories.

Peril of the Screen – Watch one or more movies.

Peril in Play – Play one or more video, electronic, board or table top games.

I’ll be doing Peril the First and, since I’ll also be participating in Castle Macabre’s Gothic September and Season of the Witch, Peril of the Short Story.  Though I’m sure to watch several movies in October that would count towards Peril of the Screen, I won’t be writing any movie reviews.  However, I might list the ones I watch in my Monday’s Minutes posts, especially if they are based on books.

Are you participating in R.I.P XI?  Which Peril(s) are you going to do?

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril X

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               Image: Abigail Larson

Andi and Heather, of the Estella Society, are taking over as hosts for RIP X, and this is the 1st year that I’m participating!

It officially started yesterday, September 1st, but things have been so crazy busy since the Fall semester started that I feel like I’m I always running just a little bit behind and forgetting to do things.  The challenge is for two months (ending on Halloween), and this is the time of year when I love to read Horror and Gothic literature, and there is a reading “Peril” for everyone.  Perhaps it will help me feel a bit more grounded and get me into the spirit of Autumn.

I will be doing Peril the First: Read four books, any length, which fit the definition of RIP literature.

I don’t know what other books I’ll be reading, but the 1st one will be Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice.  I’ve been itching to re-read the series for years, and now I’m finally going to do it.  I also want to read some Classic Horror like Edgar Allen Poe or H.P. Lovecraft, but I’m not going to lock myself down to anything specific right now.

I may also participate in the group read of The Quick by Lauren Owen, but I haven’t decided yet since it overlaps with my read-along of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan.

Are you participating in RIP X?  Are you reading any Horror or Gothic titles that you think I should add to my TBR?  Let me know in the comments!