Tuesday, September 1, 2015

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril X! #RIPX

I look forward to this every year! I kept checking over at Carl's (Stainless Steel Droppings) site because he usually posts before the end of August and I wasn't seeing it. I was so worried that it wasn't happening this year. Carl, in honor of R.I.P.'s 10th illustrious year, decided to ask the lovely ladies at The Estella Society to host, and they accepted! So, it's on!!!

This challenge fits in nicely with my reading plans this Fall, as I'm hosting FrightFall Read-a-Thon in October (its 5th year!), Gothic September at Castle Macabre with Edgar Allan Poe short story read-a-longs, a read-a-long of Anne Rice's The Wolf Gift at my Anne Rice challenge blog, a read-a-long of Salem's Lot at my Stephen King challenge blog in October AND Season of the Witch at Castle Macabre in October with a read-a-long of a witch themed book (title to be determined and read-a-long will be in conjunction with TuesBookTalk). I'm insane, I know! Can you tell I love Fall/Scary reading? No way!

Here are some general guidelines and (non) rules, as outlined by Carl, and now, TES:

Without further ado, pick your poison, won’t you? September 1st is here, and we’re ready 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, we’ve discovered that simple rules are best:

1. Have fun reading (and watching).
2. Share that fun with others.

R.I.P. X officially runs from September 1st through October 31st. 
I normally do my sign up posts for reading "challenges" at my challenge blog, but I've decided to do shorter term challenge sign-ups on this blog and then add a short post over there just as a record of all challenges I've participated in.

There are various levels of participation. Here are the levels I'm planning on doing...

Peril the First: Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) ofR.I.P. literature.

The Wolf Gift, Anne Rice
Salem's Lot, Stephen King
Night Chill, Jeff Gunhus
Tortures of the Damned, Hunter Shea
*Witch themed book to be determined*

Peril of the Short Story:We are big fans of short stories and the desire for them is perhaps no greater than in Autumn. You can read short stories any time during the challenge. (since I just happen to be hosting read-a-longs of three Poe stories at Castle Macabre this month!)

Edgar Allan Poe short stories:
The Cask of Amontillado 
The Fall of the House of Usher

Peril On the Screen

I love horror films and shows year round, but OH the horror movies I will be seeing this Fall! I'll be starting things off with The Visit (M. Night Shyamalan, one of my favorite filmmakers!) releasing September 11th. And next will be Eli Roth's The Green Inferno on September 25th. I know there are tons more coming out, plus all my scary shows will be starting back (The Walking Dead and American Horror Story, to name a couple). Right now, Fear the Walking Dead is running and it is GOOD!

Are you doing R.I.P. X? Feel free to join me for my plethora of events linked up in the paragraph above. As I always say...the more, the merrier!



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  1. Fun! We're doing almost the same thing, except I'm only reading one book. I'm confused about Fear the Walking Dead. Is it The Walking Dead's new season or a spin-off?

    1. Fear the Walking Dead is kind of a prequel, meaning it is showing how it all began in that part of the country...California. I think it's supposed to be a sort of parallel to when Rick woke up in the hospital in Atlanta when The Walking Dead started.

    2. Basically, showing us how the shit hit the fan. lol

    3. Fantastic picks! I have the Hunter Shea in my TBR as we speak and ALL of your "screen" picks in my plans too. Did you see the folks at The Nerdist have a horror movie coming out this month, too?! And Cooties is due out in September as well. I want to read and watch ALL THE THINGS!

    4. I did not see that about The Nerdist horror film. I will check it out. I have heard about Cooties and I swear I just heard that Eli Roth has another one coming out in October and Keanu Reeves is in it. It's called Knock Knock, I think. Yes, I also want to read and watch all the things apparently. lol

  2. Congrats on year 5 of FrightFall! That's awesome. You're doing so many cool things this autumn...so fun. It's my favorite time of year, and Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I'm excited to be getting involved in some small way this time around. As a grad student and teacher, the middle of fall semester is not usually a good time to be signing up for things! LOL But this year should be a bit more relaxed than usual since I'm done with my own coursework, at last. I'm doing "Peril the Second" but may even reach "Peril the First" (not planning on it, but it could happen). I'm seeing Salem's Lot on quite a few lists this year - hope you like it! I'm reading King's Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower #2) at long last! I started the series (well, I read book one) a few years ago.... has taken way to long to continue! Also, I love love love Poe. The short stories you chose are a few of my favorites. :)

  3. You have so many things going on this fall!!! I may have to check out your Poe read-alongs if my daughter lets me borrow her book.

  4. I love this season for reading too! So many great readathons and challenges to participate in too. I'm trying to decide what I want to read this year.

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