Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Reading Pleasure: RIP VII

Last year, I participated in Readers Imbibing Peril (RIP) for the first time, hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings.  I enjoyed it so much that I am joining in again this year for RIP VII!  What exactly is RIP?  In the words of the host, let me tell you more . . .

The purpose of R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII is to enjoy books and movies/television that could be classified (by you) as:
Dark Fantasy.
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.
I have removed the word “challenge” from this event because it has never really fit. “Challenge” was the lingo back when I first discovered book blogs thus its previous addition to the reading events I host. While I don’t have any personal grudge against folks challenging themselves to read a certain number of books, or books outside their comfort zone, this event is primarily about the great pleasure that can be found in embracing this type of fiction/non-fiction during this season of the year.
There are two simple goals for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII
1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.

Sounds fun, right?!?  This event runs right now until the end of October, so you still have time to join in the fun.  In the meantime, let me tell you how I plan to participate.

I am shooting for Peril the Second, meaning I will be reading two books.  I would like to shoot for more, but I am in a bit of a reading draught, so I will not push my luck.  Here is a quick shot of the books that I will be choosing from . . .

I hope to participate in a read-along for The Passage by Justin Cronin for #tuesbooktalk, but I'm open to my other reads!  I will pick up whatever suits my fancy at the time, but I'm really wanting to read a Joe Hill (if you couldn't tell from the choices!).

Are you joining in for a bit of peril this year?!?  What are you planning on reading for the season of spooky?


  1. Great books! Horns effected me sooo deeply! It stayed with me for weeks :) Happy Reading

    1. FICTION STATE OF MIND ... I've heard wonderful things about Horns! I can't wait to read it!

  2. I see a couple of my favorites in your stack -- The Gates and Spellbinder! I'll actually be reading the sequel to The Gates in this year's RIP. But I'm saving it for October even though I want to read it NOW. Maybe I should reread The Gates ...

    1. Kristen M. ... This makes me so excited to read!! Maybe I will move these up to the top of the stack!! BTW, I've been thinking about you and your family all week.

    2. Thanks, Tif. It's strange to be doing so much RIP reading under these circumstances but I'm just choosing more fantasy and Victorian reads and it's working. I guess there's no escaping death so sometimes we just have to embrace it in various forms. :P

    3. Kristen M. ... It is hard, but there really is no escape. Very good point! That is probably why I still find myself reading the stuff myself!

  3. NIGHTSHADE! I picked up the prequel yesterday and can't wait to read it. Love your attitude about this event and I agree about the word "challenge." Reading should be all about fun!

    1. Amateur Novelist ... I am really excited to read that one, especially after meeting the author a while back!! It looks soooo good!


Thank you in advance for your comments! I love to hear reader's thoughts and respond to each one within the comment section. Please feel free to subscribe to the comment feed to ensure you can fully participate in the conversations.

Comments on posts older than 14 days are first approved through comment moderation. Word verification should not be turned on, so please notify me if it randomly appears.