Friday, August 31, 2012

It's R.I.P. time again!

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril

September 1 - October 31

It's that time again! And even though it's Spring in my part of the world this spooky event is one I always look forward to. R.I.P VII is hosted, as always,  by Carl @ Stainless Steel Droppings .

There are two simple goals for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII
1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.
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.
Multiple perils await you. You can participate in just one, or participate in them all. I plan on.....
Peril the First: Read four books. I don't like making lists because I never stick to them but.....

Dracula by Bram Stoker....the last two years I've said I'll read this but haven't so this year - definitely!!
The Wyvern Mystery by J Sheridan Le Fanu........I bought this last year at the Book Fair with the R.I.P. in mind.
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill last a copy in the library.

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories.
Come and join us! More info and signup here.


  1. I have The Wyvern Mystery on my shelves too and need to get to it sometime!

    Dracula is my favorite and I hope you both get to it and enjoy it. Such a perfect book for autumn nights.

    Thanks so much for taking the RIP plunge with us this year. I hope that you enjoy whatever you do end up reading.

  2. I did make a list for RIP but that just means that I end up reading anything except those books!

    1. I know what your mean! Enjoy whatever you decide to read.

  3. I hope you have fun with this! I'm planning to read The Woman in Black too and maybe something by Sheridan Le Fanu. I read Dracula for RIP last year and enjoyed it, so can definitely recommend reading that one!

    1. It is a fun event but so hard choosing what to read. Looking forward to those I have listed.

  4. I always love reading the RIP posts every fall. I think I can probably manage a few short stories this year. I love the Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories - it has some very spooky tales between its covers!

    1. I love a good ghost story and it seems to suit the short story structure well.

  5. Great to have you in on R.I.P. this year! Dracula is always a great choice and I hope you get to it this year. I have a copy of The Wyvern Mystery as well. Its been sitting on my shelf for far too many years unread. I've read some of Le Fanu's shorter works in the past and enjoyed them. Hope you have fun with whatever you choose to read.

    1. Thanks Carl -I hope to actually stick with the three on my list this year.