Thursday, September 01, 2011

Readers Imbibing Peril VI

For the Northern Hemisphere peeps summer is coming to an end, fall is about to set in and so the mind of Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings turns to the creepy, gothic and mysterious and he announces the annual Readers Imbibing Peril challenge (RIP for short). For us, today is the first day of spring and so we should in theory be thinking of sunshine and warmth coming our way! Luckily for me I am not a seasonal reader and therefore I can still join in on the spooky fun!

The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:

Dark Fantasy.

and there are a number of different perils that you can participate in.

I am planning on participating in Peril of the Short Story as I have at least three different short story books sitting on my shelves at the moment that might fit this collection.

This year there are going to be three readalongs - Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman, Storm Front by Jim Butcher and The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson. I am definitely participating in the first and the last and I am a strong maybe for the second book! You can find out all the details of the various readalongs here.

Finally, I will also be undertaking Peril the First - read 4 books that you feel meet the RIP criteria

My possible reads include but is not limited to:

White Time by Margo Lanagan
Out of the Deep I Cry by Julia Spencer-Fleming
Tail of the Blue Bird by Nii Ayikwei Parkes
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Vaughan
Awakened by Kristin Cast and PC Cast
The Legacy by Katherine Webb
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson
Zombies vs Unicorns anthology
Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris


  1. Great pool!

    I really enjoyed The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Legacy, and Maisie Dobbs, of course. Oh, and the Zombies vs. Unicorns anthology.

    I am looking forward to The Lantern read-along. :) Glad to see you are doing that one. And Fragile Things, too.

  2. Oh, I really hope you enjoy Maisie Dobbs!

  3. Ooh, good luck with your challenge! It looks like fun!

  4. Kailana, there are more that I have out from the library but that looked like enough at this stage!

    Pam, I am sure I shall.

    Zibilee, Carl's challenges are always fun!

  5. So many books it's hard to choose but that looks a great list. I'm keeping my fingers crossed The lantern will turn up at the library before Oct.

  6. good thing you said "not limited to" we all know how reviews make us go get even more books! lol

  7. Great list! I have The Legacy on mine too.

  8. I recently read The Forest of Hands and Teeth! It's amazing what some people pump out of a NaNoWriMo project. I hope you enjoy it!


  9. I hope I can get The Lantern in time to read it for the challenge!

    Happy RIP! :D

  10. Hoorah for our Southern Hemisphere friends! I'd wondered if the RIP would be the same :)

  11. It does seem kind of strange to think of Halloween in spring! But Maisie Dobbs is good for any season :-)



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