Tuesday, September 03, 2019

RIP XIV - I'm in

The Roman numeral after the RIP in the Readers Imbibing Peril Challenge is enough to make your head spin a little. 14 years! Wow. I've been playing along without signing up for as long as I can remember. I only joined in officially during the early years (the first two, if Google is accurate) and then I realized I was better off just doing it on my own. This time, however, I've signed up. I didn't see any specific place to choose which Peril I'd signed up for, but in my head it's Peril the Third: read one book that fits the description.

Dark Fantasy.

Carl's description works for me a bit better, so I'm going to go off the garden path, a bit. Anything "spooky or atmospheric" is the definition I used when hunting for books for the RIP XIV. That includes dystopian novels. At any rate, it doesn't matter all that much. The point is to usher in fall with some special reading. I've gathered a few books and I've signed up to read one of them, but I won't limit myself to a single book if I feel called to read more, nor will I stick to this list if I feel like something else is calling to me.

Current stack (with thanks to Isabel for letting me borrow her haunted house to use as a prop):

Top to bottom: 

  • A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher
  • Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  • The House on Tradd Street by Karen White
  • Vox by Christina Dalcher
  • The Other Woman by Sandie Jones
  • The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Not pictured:

  • The Sundial by Shirley Jackson

I've already begun to read Heart-Shaped Box because, as I mentioned in my Monday Malarkey, an acquaintance is dying to discuss it with me.

Blast from the past:

Here's what my stacks looked like for the RIP II, a dozen years ago, back when our Miss Spooky was still alive.

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  1. Yep! I am in too. Such a fun event.

    1. Yay! Yes, it is. Fall doesn't feel right with out creepy/atmospheric books, anymore.

  2. Such a cute picture and glad you are joining. I loved Heart Shaped Box. Scary!

    1. Thanks! I finished Heart-Shaped Box. I can't say I loved it but I love discussing books, so I'm glad I read it and can't wait to talk about it with the fellow who encouraged me to read it.


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