Thursday, September 13, 2012


This year marks the 7th annual R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril or R.I.P. reading event created and hosted by Carl V. of Stainless Steel Droppings. I have participated in Carl's springtime Once Upon a Time Challenge in the last three years {although I'm really terrible at writing and linking up reviews..}, but this year will be my first year participating in R.I.P.

The R.I.P. group reading event takes place from September 1 through October 31, 2012.

The purpose of R.I.P., and I quote, is to enjoy books and movies/television that would be classified (by you) as:

Dark Fantasy. 
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.

As usual, Carl has established very relaxed and fun rules for this challenge. Basically have fun reading and share your experience with others.

There are several levels of peril to which you can subject yourself. I'm going to do 'em all! Bahahahaha! Evil laughter turns to giggling. The ever ambitious reading challenge person am I.

Peril the First. This peril requires reading FOUR books that fit the loose classifying categories above. I like loose.

Peril the Short Story. Read some short stories that fit the challenge categories. I can do that.

Peril on the Screen. Watch something scary or eerie or dark during the challenge. I used to love watching scary movies up until a few years ago, but not anymore. My husband is always trying to get me to watch something spooky with him and I decline every time. I'm such a chicken. I will indulge him just this once. O_0

Peril of the Group Read. An October group read for The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. This book has been on my TBR list since it was published in 2008. It's about time I read it!

{There's also a September Group Read of The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters going on right now!}

Want to join R.I.P. ? You can join and just read ONE book or ONE short story or watch ONE scary thing on the screen. Come on! Let's get spooked! Let's get our hearts racing!

Check it out HERE.

Go ahead. . . I dare you!

I'd love to hear your book or movie recommendations for R.I.P.! 


  1. LOL Christine, that is so you!! :) Signing up for challenge! This one sounds cool and perfect for Halloween :)

  2. I know, right? PLUS now I'm doubly motivated to read Spider's Bite. Finally.

  3. This is one of my favourite challenges - it's the best time of year to read and watch creepy things!

    I'm not participating in the Peril of the Screen but would like to recommend The Awakening, a British film that came out last year (I think?) I don't know how much it played in the US, but I quite enjoyed it for the good creep-factor.

    Happy reading and watching to you!

  4. I participated two years ago, I had fun reading horror which I hadn't read in ages! Do you know, I can't watch those flicks anymore either. I don't know what the heck has happened to me but movies like The House Down The Street, I just can't do it. I'd spend most of it with my eyes covered!

    Have fun : ) I may just grab that Neil Gaiman and read it to my kids for a Halloween treat!


  5. That's really cool!
    I don't really read into those genres but I like the idea of the whole event.
    I think Im gonna try to do the Once Upon a Time thingy next year :D sounds cool too.

  6. Yes! So great to have you in on your first RIP event! Welcome and thanks for taking the plunge into peril! :) Glad you are going to be joining the readalong for The Graveyard Book. I'm super excited about hosting that one and cannot wait to both read it again (or listen to it again, can't decide) and discuss it.

  7. Kate: It IS the perfect time of the year to read and watch creepy stories! Thanks for recommending The Awakening. I'm going to look for it on Netflix or Appletv. My husband is going to be so shocked--and happy--when I suggest a creepy movie to him in the next couple of weeks. haha!

    Can't wait to see what you're reading for this event, too!

    Paula: Maybe it has something to do with motherhood that we can't watch scary movies anymore. I have enough horror stories running through my head worrying about my teenagers... I don't need any more!

    Alex: I'll be sure to remind you next spring about Once Upon a Time. One of these year's I am going to read Shakespeare's Midsummer's Night Dream once and for all!!! ha!

    Carl V. Thanks so much for the warm welcome to my first RIP event. I'm pretty excited about it! :) Looking forward to the Gaiman read along!!!


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