Sunday, 1 October 2017

Hello October! It's time for R.EADERS I.MBIBING P.ERIL XII (#RIPXII)

For the past 11 years, R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge, aka R.I.P. Challenge has been hosted by Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings . In 2017, Carl has been kind enough to commit the event to Heather @My Capricious Life and Andi @Estella's Revenge. The 2017 Challenge over HERE
The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:
  1. Mystery.
  2. Suspense.
  3. Thriller.
  4. Dark Fantasy.
  5. Gothic.
  6. Horror.
  7. Supernatural.
The importance never was on the word challenge, instead, it is about coming together and embracing the autumnal spirit, which means we are waiting the Halloween--at least me.

The Perils are
Peril the First:
Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (our very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be Stephen King or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Shirley Jackson or Tananarive Due…or anyone in between.
Peril the Second:
Read two books of any length that you believe fit within the challenge categories.

Which for me will be:
1. Drak Fantasy:

Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo
2. Gothic:
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Peril the Third: We all want you to participate. This Peril involves reading one book that fits within the R.I.P. definition.
Peril of the Short Story: We are fans of short stories and our desire for them is perhaps no greater than in autumn. We see Jackson in our future for sure! You can read short stories any time during the challenge. We sometimes like to read short stories over the weekend and post about them around that time. Feel free to do this however you want, but if you review short stories on your site, please link to those reviews on our RIPXII Book Review pages. Which for me will be: 1. The Complete Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens.2. The Complete Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe.
Peril on the Screen: This is for those of us who like to watch suitably scary, eerie, mysterious gothic fare during this time of year. It may be something on the small screen or large. It might be a television show, like Dark Shadows, or your favorite film. If you are so inclined, please post links to any R.I.P.-related viewing you do on our book review pages as well. Which for me will be:
1. Dark Shadows.

2. Wolfman.
Peril of the Group Read:
Which, unfortunately, I will not join.
Happy reading and happy October.
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