Here is a bit of information from Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings on the challenge . . .
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 event.
As time has wound on I’ve honed this event down to two simple rules:
1. Have fun reading (and watching).
2. Share that fun with others.
This year, I hope to have the most successful year yet for this challenge. I have only ever participated one time before officially, but tend to read all things perilous during this time of year anyway. Here’s what I’m looking at . . .
This picture is just a peek at the stack of books I will be grabbing from in the next couple of months. A couple of notes about a few of these titles . . .
- The Shining is obviously being read for The Shining Readalong (#shinealong) that Charleen and I are hosting! This is my first read of the challenge and I dove into it yesterday!
- The Historian is being read as a read-along for the RIP VIII event and hosted by Estella Society. I have had this book on my shelf for ages and I would love to finally crack that cover and read it with others.
- I have been really wanting to read more books from Joe Hill, so I hope to make that a priority this year. And, I also hope to get at least one of the classics in (Jane Eyre or The Picture of Dorian Gray).
I also reserve the right to read books not pictured above. Here are a few that are on my list . . .
- Doctor Sleep for the upcoming readalong that Charleen and I just announced yesterday! (More information coming soon!)
- Tuesday Book Talk plans to read Joyland by Stephen King in October, so I will see what I can do about getting my hands on a copy of this one.
- The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson is another classic I was hoping to add to my list. I have a copy in one of my boxes of TBR books. If I find it, then I will try to get to this one as well.
- I may also try to throw in an audiobook, but that will depend on what is available and the timing of my current listen.
Last, but not least, I also hope to participate in Peril on the Screen. I do not intend to commit to any specific numbers here and may or
- The Shining (1980 edition starring Jack Nicholson)
- The Shining (1997 edition made-for-TV)
- The Lost Boys (a favorite from my childhood!)
- Shaun of the Dead (because I hear that I’m missing out)
Now, I’m off to read in peril, particularly in the mountains of Colorado at the Overlook Hotel!
Will you be reading in peril? What book/movie are you most excited for? (Please feel free to leave links to your own announcement posts!)