28 September 2015

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril (RIP Challenge) X

For this year's tenth anniversary, Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings has asked the fabulous Estella Society to host the ever-creepy RIP Challenge. And even though I'm way behind the times to inform you, I'll add one more drop in the vast and ginormous book blogger bucket about this always fun and eye-opening celebration of all things autumn and spooky and to the things that make us jump when we know THEY'RE RIGHT BEHIND US.
First off - thanks to Carl for creating this incredible annual event that he's diligently and so professionally hosted for nine years. You're awesome, we love ya!
I'm late to the party. As per usual. However, here are the details that I'll be participating in (for full details, click here):

Pick a book, film, short story, television show, etc., that falls into one of the categories below:

Dark Fantasy.
  • Which Challenge Level Did I Pick? I'm going in low with my goals because heck, I can't even participate in my own challenges! So I'm selecting Peril the Third, which is reading at least one book. (I haven't picked a book yet. Give me a recommendation? Please?)
  • Am I Watching Anything Creepy? I've been Netflix-binging on The X-Files in preparation for their six-episode return on Fox in January, so I've selected Peril on the Screen.
  • What About a Readalong?? Yes! RIP X Readalong: When I read the description of this book being compared to The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (which I ran a readalong for five years or something ago - with pictures!), I thought I needed to get on it and with a quickness... it's entitled The Quick by Lauren Owen (again, I'm late to the party as the dates are 9/18 through 10/18, so I'll try and catch up, maybe...)
  • Where do I Post My Reviews? All posts/reviews should be added to this link here - make sure to visit other bloggers to comment on their reviews, that's how the fun is had, my friends
  • Where Are the Full Details? Click here to visit the Estella Society's welcome post.
So here's all the beautiful artwork by artist Abigail Larson:


  1. In October, we are reading Salem's Lot for another King-along. You in?

  2. I'm so glad you're joining us!!! I hope you find something deliciously creepy.

  3. This is the perfect challenge for you!

  4. This is my first year participating, and I'm SO excited! I put my post up a couple of days ago, since I found out about this fabulous event very recently.

    You've asked for a book recommendation, so I'll give you one. The book is titled "Tryst", and it was written by Elswyth Thane. It's not easy to find at a reasonable price, but any library should carry it. If you haven't heard of it, you're in for a real treat! It's a supernatural romance story, and is also literary fiction.

    BTW, I have two blogs. I'm participating with my literary fiction blog, MINDSPIRIT BOOK JOURNEYS. So if you see the name of another blog, that's not the one I published my R.I.P. post on.

    Hope you enjoy the challenge!!