02 September 2014

R.I.P. Challenge IX

This is my favorite time of the year. Even though North Florida does get a little cooler in the fall, it's just not the same as everywhere up North where I'm from. This is the only time of the year I really, really, miss Baltimore and Boston. I love the cool, crisp weather and bright blue skies and the taste of coffee in the morning when there's just a little bit of a chill all around you.

There's also one other thing I love about the fall, and it comes with ghouls and goblins and all kinds of scary stuff. Halloween is one of my favorite "holidays" and I always choose to read books and watch movies that are just a little bit scarier right about now, much more than usual.

And every year, Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings hosts the R.I.P. (R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril) Challenge. It's going onto its ninth year in a row, and it's always fun when August rolls around and you know, YOU KNOW that Carl is going to post on September 1st with all of the details and reveal the artwork. And this year is no different. (The artist, Abigail Larson, is amazing, by the way.)

So here's how it works:
  • Click here for Carl's overview that discusses the different levels.
  • Post your reviews on the RIP Challenge link site here.
  • Read other reviews and comment on them if you like.
  • But the most important thing is to HAVE FUN.
I'm opting (as I always do and never achieve, but I'm HAVING FUN, and I need some fun this year) for Peril the First and Peril on the Screen.

And why not do the Peril of the Group Read, hosted by The Estella Society for The Haunting of Hill House, the classic by Shirley Jackson. I might have to do this one...

So, bottom line? Read and watch scary stuff, post about it, and HAVE FUN.


  1. Looks like great plans for R.I.P. I need to work up my plans and post!

  2. This is always a fun event. I plan to join too. I just have to decide what to read. I am hosting a read along for Something Wicked This Way Comes which can count but I need a few others.

  3. Having fun is what it's all about!

  4. I don't normally plan out my reading ahead of time but I might have to consider it this month because this event looks like so much fun!

  5. Golly, this should be a fun time!I haven't read much horror in a good while!

  6. The Haunting of Hill House is SO good! I also loved The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters when I read it years ago. I would miss the North dreadfully when it comes to fall and winter holidays!

  7. What are you planning to read for this event? Looking forward to your choices. I'm always open to recommendations.

  8. Oooh, I love The Haunting of Hill House! It is my favorite time of year also. I just try to pretend it is crisp and the leaves are changing :) I hope you can read Something Wicked with Ti and I also. I don't think it is a long book, and there is an audio!

  9. This is one of my favorite events exactly because it is for fun, and not really a challenge. These are all genres I enjoy.


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