Monday, August 26, 2013

R.I.P. VIII Challenge (Readers Inhibiting Peril) Start Post


Me: I have participated in this challenge before and enjoyed it. It is something different from what I usually read and fits the season. I am doing Peril the Third which is where you read one book. I am not sure what I will read yet. I read the original Dracula one year. Thank you Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings for coming up with and hosting this reading challenge. The site link is

Stories can make us look back over our shoulders and question every creak and groan on a dark, quiet night. Stories can cause our hearts to race with ever-increasing tension as we forgo sleep to rush towards a surprising conclusion. Stories can make us suspicious of every character as we challenge the protagonist to be the first to solve the crime. Stories can make us sleep with the lights on, make us pull the covers just a little bit tighter, and can make every shadow seem more menacing than they ever have before.

Be they our favorite cozy mysteries, exciting police procedurals, classic tales about things that go bump in the night or contemporary terrors that chill us to the bone, there is something delicious about the ability of the printed word to give us a fright. At no time of the year is this more of a delight than when Summer heat turns to Autumn chill as the days become ever darker.

Eight years ago I became aware of reading challenges and wanted to start one of my own, hoping to find others who shared my Autumnal predilection for the works of Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker and other authors contemporary and classic who captured the spirit of gothic literature. All these years later we are still going strong, welcoming September with a time of coming together to share our favorite mysteries, detective stories, horror stories, dark fantasies, and everything in between.

I welcome you to join us.

September 1st is right around the corner. It is time to begin.

Dark Fantasy.

 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 R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril 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.

As I do each and every year, there are multiple levels of participation (Perils) that allow you to be a part of R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril without adding the burden of another commitment to your already busy lives. There is even a one book only option for those who feel that this sort of reading is not their cup of tea (or who have many other commitments) but want to participate all the same.
R.I.P. VIII officially runs from September 1st through October 31st. But lets go ahead and break the rules. Lets start today!!!

Multiple perils await you. You can participate in just one, or participate in them all.

Go here to find out more information and sign up:


CaroG said...

Oh Goodie, I'm doing it too, but I will do Peril the First :)

Kailana said...

I hope you read some great books!

Carl V. Anderson said...

I do so love it when people read Dracula. Such a cherished favorite.

Thanks for joining in once again, hope you find just the right book to fit the mood and the season for this year's event.

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

You know, I think I read Dracula one year for this challenge too...

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