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30 August 2012

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII

I don't know about you, but when Carl posts the RIP announcement, I get giddy with glee. You know I like dark and scary books, and the fall season is the. perfect. time.

I implemented changes in July, and basically, I now decline 99% of pitched review requests. I've been happier with my own selections and having no external deadlines. As I don't get paid for my reviews and my regular day-job is much more involved this year since being in my new role, I wanted to ensure that this little corner of my blogosphere continues to just be my happy place with no stress. With that being said, I don't really have any specific reading choices for the upcoming RIP season. I plan to read whatever jumps out at me. Not literally, I hope.

I am committing to Peril the First (read at least four books) and Peril on the Screen (watch scary films). Peril on the Screen will be my reminder to finally watch Rebecca after reading it last year! Not to mention the #ITalong hosted by Fizzy Thoughts and Reading Thru the Night (Annotated Reading) and my own project with Kathleen at The Stephen King Project will clearly be mixed in with this RIP season as well.

Items of Note:
  • RIP VII runs September 1 through October 31
  • Most Important Rules: Have fun reading and share that fun with others!
  • As always, Carl's hired a fabulous artist for this season's artwork. Take a look at Gothicrow's beautiful work here.
  • To read all of the RIP particulars and to add the link for your sign-up post, click here.
  • Once you've written a review of a book, short story, or film, click here to post your review.
So... why don't you join? It's the most, wonderful time of the yeaaaaarrrrrr!! *singsongyvoice*


  1. I absolutely love this challenge. When all other challenges are turned away, this one always calls to me! And usually I can fulfill it without even trying. One of these years, I would really like to dig in, read not only mysteries but truly scary gothic stuff for two straight months. Someday. Yay RIP!

  2. Ooooooooooooooooooooooooh! It really is the end of summer then!

  3. I had piles of books the last couple of years and this year I have none! I'd better get busy securing some creepy/Gothic/mystery titles. Man, I love this time of year.

  4. Giddy with glee sums it up wonderfully. Happy RIP reading!

  5. I'm pretty excited too. I've been working on my post with my reading list all morning. I just can't choose! Can't wait to follow along.

  6. I don't plan on taking part but I LOVE all of the reviews that come out of the RIP challenge. You know I like dark and scary books too :)

  7. I'm excited about this one, too! I'm doing Peril the First, too! I'm going to read THE LITTLE STRANGER(group read) and see what other books catch my attention. I hadn't even thought of watching any movies, but after reading your post, I'm thinking I will. Especially, since there are some pretty creepy looking movies coming out soon. Looking forward to your posts! And by the by, I love how you've decided to just read what you want and not be bogged down by review books - I need to do the same. I notice that when I read a book I want to read, its so much easier to pick up another one to read right after. However, when I'm reading a review book, it takes me a while to get back in my reading zone. Hmmm. That is food for thought.

  8. This is the perfect challenge for you!

  9. I was excited when I saw the post also, yaaaay. I need to think about my choices then I will post, probably after my Thrill Week.

    Look forward to your reviews.

    Hmmmm, I read Rebecca this year and LOVED it, I definitely should watch it, thanks for recommendation.

  10. I really need to read Rebecca... how can I be Cornish and not have read that... it's not right.

    Good luck with the challenge!

  11. Great to see you in for more RIP fun this year! I love Rebecca, haven't read it in forever and really should give it a re-read. Which version of Rebecca do you plan on watching? The classic film is good but takes a rather big divergence from part of the book. I do recommend the more "recent" one (still a long time back) with Charles Dance and Emilia Fox. Good stuff, and Diana Rigg was a suitably scary Mrs. Danvers.

    Hope your reading whims take you on some good creepy journeys these next two months.

  12. It's going to be just great. we already have a bit of autumn weather. I'm ready for ghostly reads. King works perfectly well for RIP.
    Full Dark, No Stars, is a choice for me this year.

  13. Definitely one of the fun events of the year but so hard deciding what to read. Another Stephen King might be a good idea! Have fun reading!

  14. Yes! Nothing says Fall like Carl's R.I.P. Challenge. Happy reading!

  15. LOVE this challenge partly bc of the genre and partly bc it's the official bringing in of Fall :) I don't have my details worked out yet, but I will definitely be involved! :) I'm still working on The Stand, so I'll be able to count it...I'm on Chapt 58 or 59 of the long version (oy). I'm determined to finish up so I can join in on It (even though the clowns freak me out :p). FUN!!

  16. I need to go through my books this weekend and see what I'm putting on my "want to read" list for RIP. I know I'll be reading IT for the ITalong and The Little Stranger for the readalong over at The Estella Society. Love the season and love this reading event!

  17. Thanks for this reminder! Just went to my bookshelf and pulled out four horror novels and this is the PERFECT excuse to buy "Heart-Shaped Box" by Joe Hill and "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson!, I went to put these in my cart and decided that if ONE Shirley Jackson was good, three was even better! So I bought "Shirley Jackson: Novels and Stories (The Lottery / The Haunting of Hill House / We Have Always Lived in the Castle) "

    Woot! Any excuse to buy more books!

  18. I love this event. It makes me want to drop everything and read scary stuff! Your mentioning Rebecca reminded me that I have never seen the movie either. Now I'm tempted to join Peril on the Screen too.


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