This is the fifth year that Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings has run his R.I.P. challenge. It is one that I look forwards to with great anticipation. R.I.P. stands for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril and for those of you who haven’t heard about RIP, here’s a brief quote from Carl’s site:
“It was a dark and stormy night…”
Or at least I wish it was, rather than a warm, sunshiny day. Despite the weather refusing to cooperate with my gothic mood, the calendar does not lie, ladies and gentlemen. 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.
It is time to celebrate things that go bump in the night; that favorite detective that always gets his man, or woman, in the end; that delicious chill of a creak on the stairs, of the rogue waiting in the dark, of the full moon and the flit of bats wings.
Doesn’t that send a shiver down your spine 🙂
There are two simple rules:
1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others
I am planning on doing ‘Peril the First’:
“…Read four books, any length, that you feel fits my very broad definition of scary…”
1. Tales of Terror from the Tunnel’s Mouth by Chris Priestley – Read
2. The Passage by Justin Cronin – Read
3. Heir of Mystery by Philip Ardagh – Read
4. The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn – Read