Friday, August 31, 2012


Woohoo!!! I've been thinking all week about Carl's upcoming RIP VII or R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII.  They aren't so much as challenges anymore as experiences.  I love this time of year - even more so since I've moved back to Las Vegas and summer just hangs on and on.  Even though it's still usually 100+ degrees here,  I can still grab a creepy  book and an (iced) cup of chai and escape.

But today it was gloriously raining and Carl just posted his annual RIP VII post. What are we ever going to do if he decides to stop, I have no clue.  This is my FIFTH year joining in on Carl's creepy autumn experience.  I so love picking out my stack of to-reads for the experience.  The first year I was very much into the classics. This year I have three ARCs and I am going to join along in one of the Read-a-longs that are fairly new to the experience. Here's my fun Instagram photo:

Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo
The Dark Unwinding - Sharon Cameron
The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters
Advent - James Treadwell

I'm so excited about these choices.  I've already delved into the awesome Sharon Cameron story, The Dark Unwinding.  Think Jane Eyre --- and steampunk and romance -- so awesome.  Here's the non-ARC cover from Sharon Cameron's website:

I am so excited to hear that Andi and Heather of The Estella Society are doing a RIP Read-a-long for Sarah Water's novel The Little Strangers. I recently picked up the hard cover copy at a library book sale.  I've got a whole collection of her novels now and hate to say that I've not read them....yet. Can't wait to dig in!

I'm sure as the next few months progress I'll be sneaking in more choices.  But starting with these four I can say that I am doing

Peril the First:
Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature.
Remember, you don't have to have a blog or anything to join in the fun of Carl's RIP experience.  Just sit back, grab a creepy book, story, movie, or whatever strikes your fancy and have fun!
Head over to the review site to check out what everyone's doing throughout the next few months. 
My past RIP posts:

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