R.I.P. VIII

RIP8Folks, it is that wonderful time of the year when Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings hosts the reading event R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril. This is the eighth year that Carl has put together this event that focuses on the spooky, the horrific, the scary. Anyone can join, so if this sounds like fun to you, make sure to pop over to his site and see what this is all about.

This event runs from September 1st through October 31st. In Carl’s words, here are some of the genres, or categories, or suggestions for what qualifies for R.I.P.

Mystery.
Suspense.
Thriller.
Dark Fantasy.
Gothic.
Horror.
Supernatural.
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above. That is what embodies the stories, written and visual, that we celebrate with the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril event.

I will be attempting Peril the First, which is a challenge to read 4 books that fit into these broad categories. I have some wonderful books lined up on my audiobook list such as: The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes by Raymond Bensen, A Reason to Live by Matthew Iden, Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reich, & Help the Poor Struggler by Martha Grimes.

HistorainBannerAdd to that, the folks of The Estella Society are hosting a read along of The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. I read this book years ago and absolutely loved it. It is one of the most intense historical fiction-Dracula hunter books I have read. If you think you would like to join in, pop over to their site. In their words, here is the schedule:

We will begin reading The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova, on September 1st and read through October 14th, because The Historian is an especially chunky monkey at 700ish pages. You might want to download the e-book so as not to hurt your wrists.

We’ll do a midway check-in on Monday, September 23rd with discussion questions that cover material through chapter 40, and we’ll have a wrap-up linky at the finish line!

Pretty easy read along and I look forward greatly to re-exploring this novel with so many other book aficionados.

10 thoughts on “R.I.P. VIII”

    1. Yes, I quite enjoyed it last year. It snuck up on me this year because things have been wicked busy on the farm. Look forward to seeing what you read for this event.

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