At last. Here it is. The air is not yet crisp here. The leaves are still green. I can’t pull out the sweaters and the boots, the soups and hot chocolates. Yet the Reader’s Imbibing Peril event, better known as RIP, brings with it the promise of my favorite season and of thrilling, terrifying, and strangely comforting, reading. I can’t believe that RIP is IX, and I can’t believe I’ve participated all IX times. As always, a huge shoutout to Carl, from Stainless Steel Droppings, for putting on another event. It would not be the start of fall without it.
I am excited to get started today.
My first read will be the read along that Andi and I are hosting on The Estella Society:
I started it this morning. I sort of began live-Instagramming it also. I just couldn’t help it, so sorry for the spam if you follow me, but I was just so darn excited.
Since I’m taking part in Peril the First, I will read four books from the designated categories:
Some of my potential picks are:
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Dark Souls by Paula Morris
The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
The Boneshaker by Kate Milford
The Silent Land by Graham Joyce
The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero
White is for Witching by Helen Oyeymi
The Removers by Andrew Meredith
And my now annual reread of Dracula by Bram Stoker. I bought a fantastic edition in Texas when I visited Andi in March and I’ve been holding on to it for just this occasion.
I also want to attempt Peril of the Short Story, in which I hope to read lots of short stories. I will pick from these two collections:
American Supernatural Tales by S. T. Joshi
Haunted Castles by Ray Russell
Do you have plans to participate? What are you reading? Do you have any books to recommend?