Thursday, October 14, 2010



I have been waiting for this! I was just thinking the other day, "I wonder when Carl (Stainless Steel Droppings) will be announcing his R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge?"  Well, it's here and it starts today! I know I have a challenge blog, but I've decided to cross post this because this challenge is just SO awesome!

Here are the details according to Carl:

Dark Fantasy.

Though the weather outside ain’t frightful, this type of reading makes September and October delightful. I know that as I have gathered together books for this, the fifth annual R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge, I have felt that chill up my spine and an anticipation that was hard to put on hold until now.

There are two simple goals for the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril V 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. V  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 but want to participate all the same.

R.I.P. V officially runs from September 1st through October 31st.

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

I am going to do Peril the First, read 4 books during the challenge.

Also, the Short Story Peril.

And Peril on the Screen, since I watch A LOT of horror movies!

Here is my list of potential R.I.P. V reads: (Revised)

1. Vampire Academy--Richelle Mead (actually starting today for a book club)
2. Dracula in Love--Karen Essex
3. The Wedding Gift--Kathleen McKenna
4. Dante's Journey--JC Marino
5. The Lucifer Code--Charles Brokaw
6. Family Business--Brett Williams
7. The Haunting of Hill House--Shirley Jackson

For the short story peril:

Echoes from the Macabre--Daphne Du Maurier

Movies will be whatever strikes my fancy at the time!

This challenge can overlap with other challenges.  Also, there will be themed posts and giveaways throughout the challenge.

Will you put yourself in peril?  Join me! You can sign up at Carl's blog here.


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  1. My favorite Challenge ever -- enjoy!!
    Nothing better than scary book near Halloween.

  2. I really appreciate your excitement and enthusiastic participation. Happy to have you joining in again this year. I won a copy of The Terror last year and it has been sitting on my shelf since then. Despite my list I may need to consider that one as well.

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  4. I might join in since this is right up my alley. I read these types of books pretty much year round.

  5. I wasn't going to do this one but you talked me into it.

  6. I LOVE this challenge! I read The Terror last year. It definitely fits the requirements. Good luck!

  7. Thanks for stopping by everyone! I'm so excited for this one, in case you couldn't tell. =O)

    I'm glad I was able to convince you, Ryan!

  8. I read The Terror this summer, and it was one of those wholly engrossing books - NOTHING got done until I could finish reading it; I literally just wanted to read it day and night. I'm a little jealous of those who get to read it for the first time! Happy reading!

  9. I did this one last year. Haven't decided if I'm going to do it again. You have a some good ones. Gosh, hard decisions. The Terror is supposed to be a good one!

  10. Mistress of the Art of Death is a good read, although to be fair I am something of an Ariana Franklin/Diana Norman fangirl normally.

    You are brave putting The Terror on your list! It definitely fits the theme but it is a huge book!

  11. Lots of good books there! I hope you enjoy!! The Mistress of the Art of Death is really good. I am a bit fan of that series!

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