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It’s Time! R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI is Here!

Artist: Abigail Larson
Artist: Abigail Larson

This is an event that I look forward to every year. There are different levels of commitment but basically, you agree to read or watch content that falls into any of these categories:

Dark Fantasy

The event was created by Carl over at Stainless Steel Droppings and it’s in its eleventh year. That’s how popular it is.

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

Peril the Second

I’ve chosen the Peril the Second option where you agree to read two books. Here is what I hope to read but I keep changing my mind:

Peril the Screen

I’ve also chosen Peril on the Screen which applies to movies/TV shows!! My favorite part of this event. Here is what I hope to watch:

  • Halloween I & II
  • The Shining
  • IT (Doesn’t the new movie come out soon? (Update: 9/2017!)
  • The Legend of Hell House
  • Bates Motel (DVR is overflowing)
  • American Horror Story – Hotel (DVR again)

The only other requirement is that you share the fun with others. Would you like to join us?



R.I.P. X – Muahahaha! It’s a Super Fun Event


I love this reading challenge for many reasons but these are the top two:

  1. It marks the beginning of a new season.
  2. Absolutely anyone can participate AND be a success because there are so many levels of participation.

The Estella Society is hosting R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril this year so head over to their site to sign up but here are the details:

  • The event runs from September 1 – October 31
  • Read or watch movies that fall into the following categories:
    • Mystery
    • Suspense
    • Thriller
    • Dark Fantasy
    • Gothic
    • Horror
    • Supernatural
  • Have fun reading and watching
  • Share that fun with others

Here is what I am signing up for:

Peril the Second

Peril the Second. Read two books of any length that you believe fit within the R.I.P. categories. Post reviews on the review site. I am signing up for two books but will mostly likely read more.

Peril the Screen

Peril 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 or your favorite film. If you are so inclined, please post links to any R.I.P.-related viewing you do on to the review site as well.

There is also a group read planned for The Quick this month so be sure to check it out if that is something you’re interested in as well.

The Quick

Some possible reading choices for this event:

  • Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  • Summer of Night by Dan Simmons
  • What else should I add? Blanking on scary books.

What I plan to watch:

  • Halloween (I watch it every year. It is not Halloween without seeing it at least twice.)
  • Halloween II (Who can resist Jamie Lee Curtis limping around with that busted ankle?)
  • Halloween H2O (I’ve not seen but was told it’s pretty good).
  • (I need a new movie to watch, suggestions?)

If this sounds like fun (and it is), then head on over to The Estella Society to sign up.