R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VIII
Sep 1 - Oct 31
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My first time with this challenge was 2009 then I missed 2010. I've done fairly well since then but there are several books that were on my list to read that still aren't read!
Carl has so much to say, and says it so well that you really need to read his whole post to appreciate just how fantastic he is. Here's part of it
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.
September 1st is right around the corner. It is time to begin.
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.
There are multiple levels of Peril from watching a movie to reading four books. There is also one just for the short story. And a read-a-long! The Estella Society will be hosting a group read of The Historian, details here.
Here's a list of books that have made it onto my previous lists but were never read:
Whispers by Dean Koontz
Dark Rivers of the Heart by Dean Koontz
A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi ~ re-read then review
Unwelcome by Michael Griffo
Asgand Park by Ronald Simonar ~ started?
The Survivor by Sean Slater
Code Blood by Kurt Kamm ~ started
Divergent by Veronica Roth ~ started
Cowboys & Aliens
any thing by Dick Francis or Vince Flynn
The Traiteur's Ring
Wow, and I've got more too! ...I'll add more as I find them...
Under the Dome by Stephen King (box 26)
9-2: Jimmy by William Malmborg (kindle)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (kindle)
9-3: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (library book)
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (kindle)
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
So what level am I going for? Funny you should ask ;-) I'm going for . . .
Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature.Not too sure I'll get four in but what the heck!
Oh, did he say September 1?
R.I.P. VIII officially runs from September 1st through October 31st. But lets go ahead and break the rules. Lets start today!!!
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