Readers Imbibing Peril IX

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*Tiny screams!!!*

It’s that time of the year again. Sweaters, and Pumpkins, and Goblins. Oh my! It’s time for Carl’s Readers Imbibing Peril number nine. I can’t wait to crawl under a blanket with a Pumpkin Spice Latte and a scary book.

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This time will be different since it’s the first year I’ve worked during the fall. I’m still taking on Peril the First.

Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be King or Conan Doyle, Penny or Poe, Chandler or Collins, Lovecraft or Leroux…or anyone in between. 

I’ve got a short list of Want To Reads but they look so good!

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  • The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson
  • The Scapegoat by Daphne duMaurier
  • The Last Policeman by Ben Winters
  • Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
  • Monstrous Affections (Anthology)

Also for Peril of the Short Story

  • The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell (Librivox)
  • The Camp of the Dog by Algernon Blackwood (Librivox)
  • The Lake by Tananarive Due (Also a pick for A More Diverse Universe Week)

This is such a fun challenge and a great way to find more spooky books. My TBR list continues to grow and much of the problem is RIP!

Happy RIPing!

24 comments:

  1. I hope to read some Daphne du Maurier as well!

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  2. This is the best reading season (and challenge) because I can clear a bunch of my TBR. Though you're right -- this challenge is also one of the major culprits of the exponential growth of the TBR. ;) Have a fantastic reading season!

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    1. I find books all year long just for this. :)

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  3. Yay, another R.I.P.-er I know and can therefore stalk shamelessly for TWO MONTHS like a completely sane person! (Because what better time to stalk fellow readers than when they're reading creepy books and therefore already a bit on edge? A COMBINATION MADE OF WIN.) I'm hopefully going to read The Birds and some Poe or Lovecraft for my short story bit, watch some scary movies and telly, and HOPEFULLY get through plenty of books - including Gone Girl, something gothicky classicky, and a charming little monstrosity I found on our (ex-) bookshop bargain shelf called 'Funeral March of the Marionettes'. I'm deathly sickening NOPE NOPE NOPE afraid of ventriloquist dummies and that kind of jointed jawed BURN IT WITH FIRE doll, so... that's going to end well. Happy nightmare-inducing reading, yaaaay! :)

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    1. Funeral March sounds creepy! The Birds is a good one. I love most of her short stories. I'll be looking for your reviews.

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  4. I have The Last Policeman on my TBR pile but not added to RIP because that pile is alarmingly tippy already. I have heard such good things about it and do want to get to it, so I'm looking forward to your review. Lovely collection of books there, Chris. I'm curious about The Scapegoat. And I've heard of The House on the Borderland but never read it......might have to see if I can find this one! Enjoy reading them, Chris!

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    1. Thanks. I've heard good things about The Last Policeman too. I hope it's good!

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  5. Hey Chris, welcome back in again! Hope you do get a lot of reading in despite the working. I'll be interested to see what you think of House on the Borderland. I read that one several years back for one of the R.I.P. events.

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    1. I don't know much about it but I liked the cover design.

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  6. This is my favorite time of year and I just love RIP. I can't wait to hear what you think about your RIP books!!!

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  7. I haven't read any of those! Looking forward to what you think of them :)

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  8. Yayyyy! So excited for this event and to see what everyone's going to be reading this time around! I am hoping to get a review of Maggie Stiefvater's newest book in under the wire -- it's not out until October 21st, but I anticipate that I will read it immediately upon its release -- but not counting on it. Apart from that I'm not sure what I want to read this year!

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    1. I haven't read any of her books but I know you're a fan. :)

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  9. We just announced a read along for Something Wicked This Way Comes so I will be reading that one for sure during the month of October. I love R.I.P.

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  10. Dear, sweet Daphne. She's always a good one to go to during this challenge for me. I loved Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel. RIP is my favorite challenge each and every year, if only just to see everyone reading the creepier tales.

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    1. Her short stories are so good for this event.

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  13. Definitely my favourite time of year!!

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