01 September 2016

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI

Oh, my wonderful book blogging and reading community, it is that time of year again. Pumpkin spice FOR LIFE. And one of the most eagerly anticipated online reading celebrations now begins!

I know, I know. Horrible, inconsistent blogging is my usual description over the past few years, but in my defense, there was quite a bit of personal craziness happening that is now officially in my rear view mirror! I appreciate everyone's support during that battle and now that all is well, I am loving life even more by spending every minute with my son, my husband, my work, my journal, my dreams, and of course, my books! And while I may be inconsistent with reading and blogging, this is the one event that is just different, one that always pulls me back in to this wonderful community of readers. In my six years of blogging I have always participated in one way or another. This is one that just can't be missed.

For those who are new to this reading celebration, Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings celebrates the coming of the autumn season, Halloween, and all things that go bump in the night by hosting the RIP (R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril) Challenge. Of course, a challenge it is not; instead, it's more like a literary festival of all things scary. For me, it more officially marks the change in seasons, and is just so much fun. Hot cocoa, the changing of the colors, shorter days, and darker nights are now beginning.

Fun fact
This year is the eleventh year for this event! ELEVEN.

All you have to do is take a look at the below links and just have fun. That's it!
  • Carl's overview
  • The review site
  • R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI takes place from September 1st, 2016 through October 31st, 2016. 
Reading and film subject matters would fall into some form of the following areas:
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
  • Gothic
  • Horror
  • Dark Fantasy
There are only two expectations if you want to participate with us:
  • Have fun reading (and watching*).
  • Share that fun with others.
I will try to read at least one book and I will most definitely be bingewatching all the scary movies. A new level has just been created which is called Peril in Play, and that is definitely piquing my interest...

Fun Fact
Carl's been working with illustrator Abigail Larson and she is the creative designer of the banners and buttons for this event over the years. She recently won the Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist at the 74th WorldCon which was held in Kansas City, Missouri. Wha?? How cool is that?

What books do you plan to read to get into the autumn mood?


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, my friend! I'm trying to get back into it all, and this challenge always helps :)

  2. I know I'm reading an anthology of 13 full-length mysteries called "Happy Homicides 4", and have just started "Madam Presidentess".

  3. How exciting to see you come out for this :-) I have to think but maybe I will finally get to 'Let the Right One In'.

  4. Its the best! I can't wait to start reading for it. So glad you are joining in on it :) Enjoy all the spooky read!

    1. I'm ready to get back into blogging, maybe once a week or every other week. Fingers crossed! I love this challenge! And I miss you guys! <3

  5. I hope you enjoy every. single. minute. of this deliciously wonderful RIP season! 😊

  6. Pumpkin Spice for Life. I love that. Is it on a T-shirt?

    I just signed up too. It's my second year and I'm really looking forward to feeling autumnal and Gothic. (Dracula is first on my list).

    What are you reading this year?

    1. I think we definitely need to make it a t-shirt :)

      Dracula is one of my favorite books. I'd recommend The Historian as well, that's one I've read twice and am considering to re-read it.

      I've put together more of my "To Watch" versus my "To Read" List. I'm getting into a lot of Netflix and Amazon Prime right now. However, I am reading the "Preacher" comic books and am finishing up the story "Something Wicked This Way Comes." I need more!

  7. " Horrible, inconsistent blogging" sounds familiar, we are kindred spirits in that regard, although I certainly didn't have the life battle that you did. So happy that you are still here, enjoying life and getting the most out of every day. You are a champ and I'm honored to have you taking part in this...what did you call it?...a literary festival? I love that!!!

    1. Thank you, Carl - and thank you so much for keeping this challenge going every year! I so look forward to it - and yes, literary festival it is!

  8. Great to see you back and participating. This is one of my favorites too, and the only challenge-type event I signed up for this year.

    1. Thank you Leslie! I've missed my blogger friends so much. I'm looking forward to catching back up with everyone!

  9. I'm seriously pondering going back to a collection of horror stories I got as a young adult for this one. Maybe some Sarah Waters? I've already finished one thriller and will have another one done by month's end which qualify but I really like to do some scarier stuff for this challenge!


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