Wednesday, September 1, 2010

R.I.P. V Challenge

Could You Ever Really Know Her, image by Jennifer Gordon

Yippee!! Yesterday I enjoyed some of my favorite book bloggers gushing over Carl's announcement of the R.I.P. V Challenge.  If you haven't heard of this or participated, what are you waiting for?  Go on over and check it out and sign up.

What is R.I.P. V?  As Carl says, It is indeed that time of year where two short months are dedicated to reveling in all things creepy, eerie, mysterious, gothic, horrifying, suspenseful and strange. 

This will be my third year participating in this challenge and it is my absolute favorite challenge.  Here's my past posts on:


I always try and do a mix of classics and contemporary books.  Last night I got inspired and checked out a classic Agatha Christie book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles on my iPhone. 

I also snagged a few mysteries from my ever growing piles of review books.  I can't find my camera so a list will have to do.

1. A Storm in the Blood - Jon Stephen Fink
2. A Small Death in the Great Glen - A.D. Scott
3. The Dracula Dossier - James Reese
4. Redbreast - Jo Nesbo
5. Nemesis - Jo Nesbo
6. The Devil's Star - Jo Nesbo
7. The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie
8. The Beekeeper's Apprentice - Laurie R. King
9. The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole

So it looks like I'm going to attempt Peril the First - the hardest challenge which asks you to read four books in the challenge.  This year Carl also added Peril on the Screen (I almost called it Peril the Movie, funny) which is cool because I love creepy, gothic movies.  I might even get my husband to help out on this one.

Also, as an incentive (as if I need one) to participate in the challenge, there is a chance to win some bookplates by Jennifer Gordon.  Here's the sample he posted:

So go on, Sign Up and check out everyone's reviews at the Review Site.   Enjoy!


  1. I'm in on the action again this year as well. I need to go home and rummage through my shelves to put together my peril pool. Already read my first short story and posted about it today. Woohoo!

  2. <3 Agatha Christie! I haven't read that one yet, so I'm stoked to see what you thinkkkkk. Best time of the year, if you ask me!

  3. OMG, I think I'm going to have to do this! I love the button, so therefore, I think I'm going to have to do it!! :)

  4. I loves me some Poirot! Thanks for joining in again this year. I love seeing people come back again and again because it means we get more chances to share our love of books, reading, and this glorious, and sometimes creepy, time of year. I really appreciate your participation.

  5. This is a challenge that I join year after year, too! You have a great looking list there, so hope you enjoy!