Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Monday, August 31, 2009

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril IV

I've seen this challenge around and thought, nope, no way, I'm not adding another thing to do to my growing list. Except I've got this book to review and then I was looking over my shelves....

Fine. Here's some of what Stainless Steel Droppings has to say about the challenge.

It was a desire to celebrate and share that love of the elements of gothic fiction that inspired me to create the first R.I.P. Challenge, four years ago.

Readers Imbibing Peril, that is what it is all about. I hope you’ll consider joining us on this more eerie road less traveled.

Walk this way.

Dark Fantasy.

The desire for the thrill that comes with this kind of reading drifts in on the autumn winds. You breathe it in and it takes hold of you, tempting you to late nights, book-in-hand, turning pages and starting at every unknown noise. Something wicked this way comes…

I find that kind of melodramatic fear to be a delicious intoxication, one that makes this time of year an especially enjoying time to be a reader. There is enough bad fear in the world: fear of losing one’s job, fear of the state of the world, fear of failure…the list is endless. It is time to reject that fear, embrace hope, and while doing so embrace the fun kind of fear–the kind that had us sitting around camp fires as children, listening to adults tell us ghost stories. The kind that made you want to stay up past your bed time to peek at the late night scary movie on television.

There are two simple goals to the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge:

1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.

As I do each and every year, there are multiple levels of participation that allow you to be a part of R.I.P. IV without adding the burden of another commitment to your already busy lives.

R.I.P. IV officially runs from September 1st through October 31st. But lets go ahead and break the rules. Lets start today!!!

Important info!
This is a two month challenge but you can start now.
There are FOUR levels, including a short story level.

What are you waiting for? Go! Be ready to read with the lights on!

I'm going for....
Read One book of any length, from any of the subgenres listed earlier in the post.

This is an option that I always hope will hook those of you who are thinking, “I’m just not sure this kind of reading is my cup of tea”.

My list:

1. Water Witch finished 9-8

yeah, it's a short list but I may add to it. It depends on my other challenges!

9-8: just realized that Fairyville fits this!

2. Fairyville finished 9-7
3. Casting Spells finished 9-20
4. Laced with Magic finished 9-27
5. The Midnight Twins finished 10-20
6. Wake finished 10-2
7. Vampire Academy finished 10-3
8. Fade finished 10-4
9. The Cat Who Lived High finished 10-22 (is this a cozy? detective mystery?)
10. The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare finished 10-23 (is this a cozy? detective mystery?)
11. The Cat Who Played Post Office finished 10-23 (is this a cozy? detective mystery?)
12. Magic or Madness finished 10-24
13. Magic Lessons finished 10-24
14. Magic's Child finished 10-25


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Have fun! I love this challenge!

Carl V. Anderson said...

I'm so thrilled that you saw the one book option and decided to go on ahead and join in. It is a fun time of year to read this kind of work and if you can knock out a book for review at the same time, more's the better. Thank you so much for being a part of this year's challenge.

DesLily said...

it may only be one book but one i've not heard of so I will look forward to your review!

gautami tripathy said...

Enjoy! That is the idea!

Here is my RIP IV read list

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I haven't heard of this one. R.I.P. IV


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