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R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge XII

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII starts today. Our fabulous hosts are Heather at My Capricious Life and Andi at Estella’s Revenge. Head over to either blog to sign-up.

The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:




Dark Fantasy.




There are two simple goals for the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII Challenge:

1. Have fun reading.

2. Share that fun with others.

I don’t read much horror, but a mystery and a cup of hot chocolate is perfect for fall. I’m signing up for Peril the First. Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (our very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be Stephen King or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Shirley Jackson or Tananarive Due…or anyone in between. I’m also going to try to participate in the group read of Slade House by David Mitchell.

My tentative reading list:

Glass Houses by Louise Penny
Slade House by David Mitchell
Weycombe by G. M. Malliet
Death at Breakfast by Beth Gutcheon
Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker
The Shimmering Road by Hester Young

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril X



This year, I’m participating in tthe R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril X (RIP-X) reading event hosted by The Estella Society. It runs from September 1st through October 31st and involves reading books and watching movies and TV shows from the following categories: mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror, and supernatural. The rules are simple…

1. Have fun reading (and watching).
2. Share that fun with others.

There are several reading levels called Perils involved in this event. Check out the master post for full details. My chosen Perils are below.


Peril the First involves reading a minimum of four books that fit within the previously mentioned categories. I know I plan on reading/listening to The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny and Candy Corn Murder by Leslie Meier. I’m not sure what else.

Books I’ve read:

The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny

The Visitant by Megan Chance

The Quick by Lauren Owen

Candy Corn Murder by Leslie Meier


Peril of the Short Story clearly involves reading short stories. I think I have a few collections of short stories that would fit the theme or maybe some Thursday Tales.

Stories I’ve read:

“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe

“The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe

The Legend of Dearg-Due

The group this year is co-hosted by Amanda at Fig and Thistle. We’ll be reading Lauren Owen’s The Quick.

Are you joining in on the fun?


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