Thanks to Grace (Books Without Any Pictures) I discovered that Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings has finally announced R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII.

There are different levels of participation. You can read as many books as you like or just one, stick to short stories or watch a movie.

And here are the genres you can choose from:

Dark Fantasy
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above

I’m in the mood for ghost stories right now and will certainly read the one or the other. I also just bought The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror.

There are also two extremely tempting readalongs.

Sarah Water’s The Little Stranger

Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book

Details and sign up can be found here R.eaders I.mbibing. P.eril VII

The reviews can be posted here R.I.P. VII Review Site

Will you join? What are you going to read?

28 thoughts on “R.I.P. VII

  1. I hope you give into the temptation and read at least one of the group reads with us…or maybe both! 🙂 The Graveyard Book is great fun, so if you are only doing one I hope you’ll join us for that one.

    Thanks for taking part in RIP, I hope you’ll have fun. That short story collection looks great. I have some short story re-reads that I hope to get to this year as well as one or two collections that I haven’t read, one by Millhauser and one by Hammett.

    • You’re welcome, Carl, I’m glad you are organizing it. It’s alwqys so great, even if one doesn’t get to read a lot. I really hope I’ll manage The Gaveyard Book. September is by far too busy. It’s unfortunate as I would have loved to read Sarah Waters.
      I already dipped into the collection and think it might be very good.
      I’m looking forward to your reviews. Thanks to you I discovered Millhauser last year and it was one of my favourite reads. I still have that wonderful atmosphere present.

      • Yes, you read Enchanted Night! Ah, I do so love that book. His short story collection, Dangerous Laughter, had some really good stories in it. I bought The Barnum Museum for this RIP because it has Eisenheim the Illusionist in it and I really like the movie adaptation.

  2. This theme does sound particularly fun. I used to read more of this type of book when I was younger. I really like movies that fit into this category. I do have a lot on my plate at the moment so I am not sure if I will be able to fit it in.

    • I should have been a bit clearer. It runs until the end of October and it’s not a challenge per se anymore. Everybody is welcome. One book or movie or short stories would be enough. You can join any time. It’s an event particularly great for new bloggers as the people who join are welcoming and interested. 🙂

  3. It’s already started?
    I better make my introduction too…as soon as I can that is.

    Your chosen book totally intrigued me…looking forward to read your review on that book.

  4. And so it begins. I’ll have to get my post up next week. I have a few books in mind, but I always plan way too many. The best thing about Carl’s challenges is that it doesn’t matter how much you read, it’s still fun no matter what. He’s a wonderful host. And that reminds me that I need to go to the library for one of your events. I’ll have to go on Monday! I love my library days.

  5. I did this last year and it was fun. This autumn, I think I have a lot of projects that will be taking up my time. But I always enjoy reading people’s reviews!

    • Mine as well. Great that you are joining too. I think I like it even more than Once Upon a Time. I like the darker aspect of this.
      I’ll be curious to see your choices.

  6. I always enjoy this–I love ghost stories and they seem best read in the fall. I am going to read a few novels, but I also plan on reading some short stories as well–will need to dig out my ghost story collections! I’m looking forward to hearing about the collection you are going to read from–I may have to add it to my own wishlist if you like it.

    • I enjoy it a lot. And this year I’m more in the mood than usually. I’m glad I discoverdd the collection. It’s in its third year now. 2012 just came out as well. I’m looking forward to see what you will choose.

  7. I learnt two things from your post – the full form of RIP as Carl means it and the fact that one can see a movie to participate in it 🙂 Maybe I will think of watching a movie. The book you have chosen looks quite scary and fascinating.

    • Yes, you’re allowed to watch and review movies. I did the first year and might do so this year as well. I’m just not decded what I’m going to watch. I’ve only read two of the stories so far. One was really good, the other one is a bit too gory.

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