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Readers Imbibing Peril XIII (R.I.P.)

RIP XIII

I don’t know what it is about the above graphic but it freaks me out. It reminds me of American Horror Story, I guess.

Anyway, it’s that time again! Time for the only reading challenge I participate in. I believe it runs from September 1st to October 31st.

Here are the details :

Welcome to the THIRTEENTH year of Readers Imbibing Peril, or RIP, as it is affectionately called. For the last 13 years, we here at RIP headquarters have embraced the spookiness of the seasons’ change.

The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:

Mystery.
Suspense.
Thriller.
Dark Fantasy.
Gothic.
Horror.
Supernatural.
The emphasis is never on the word challenge, instead it is about coming together as a community and embracing the autumnal mood, whether the weather is cooperative where you live or not.

The goals are simple. 

1. Have fun reading.

2. Share that fun with others.

The one thing that I love about this challenge is that you can read one book and still participate AND you can also watch movies.

I don’t have a reading list yet but for full details and to sign-up for the fun, click here.

What will you be reading?

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

RIP X

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.