It’s that time of year again. The leaves are starting to change, the weather’s getting cooler. Time to curl up on the couch under an afghan with a cup of coffee and a good book. To quote Carl at Stainless Steel Dropppings, “it is once again time to revel in things ghostly and ghastly, in stories of things that go bump in the night. It is time to trail our favorite detectives as they relentlessly chase down their prey, to go down that dark path into the woods, to follow flights of fantasy and fairytale that have a darker heart than their spring time brethren. To confront gothic, creepy, horror stories in all their chilling delight.”

Yes, folks, it’s time again for theย R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge, which runs September 1st through October 31st. It ‘s a celebration of some of my favorite genres and a couple I don’t read often.

  • Mystery.
  • Suspense.
  • Thriller.
  • Dark Fantasy.
  • Gothic.
  • Horror.
  • Supernatural.

I’m signing up for Peril the First, with the goal of reading at least 4 books that fit in the above categories. I don’t have my list pulled together yet, though. I’m also planning on participating in the Peril of the Short Story and the Peril of the Group Read, enjoying The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson during October.

What about you? Do you plan on reading anything “seasonal” this Autumn?

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