R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril, orR.I.P.for short, a participatory event wherein we the people spend however little, or much, time we want over the months of September and October imbibing all things ghastly and ghostly.
R.I.P. VIIofficially runs from September 1st through October 31st.
The purpose ofR.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VIIis to enjoy books and movies/television that could be classified (by you) as:
Mystery. Suspense. Thriller. Dark Fantasy. Gothic. Horror. Supernatural. Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.
This year I'm going to again do the first peril ...
Peril the First:
Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) ofR.I.P.literature. It could be King or Conan Doyle, Penny or Poe, Chandler or Collins, Lovecraft or Leroux…or anyone in between.
Peril of the Group Read:
This Peril was added last year and was a lot of fun. As a new twist this year I am getting others in on the act. We will be doing two group reads duringR.I.P. VII, one in September and one in October. The September Group Read selection is:
The Little Strangerby Sarah Waters.
This group read is being hosted by Heather and Andi of The Estella Society. All the details and the sign up can be foundhere. They also created the fun banner picture above. Love the little skull and crossbones background.
As a quick preview though:
We’ve decided to keep this loosey-goosey. It starts September 1st, just as RIP starts. We’ll meet up here, to discuss around the halfway point, on September 10th, and end on the 17th. The book may look long, but I promise, it’s a quick read if you can get into it. And honestly, I don’t see how you can’t get into it. The audiobook is read by Simon Vance. I’ve already listened to some of it and can tell, it’s going to be a stellar listen. So download it, plug in, crack open that spine and join us starting September 1st.