Challenge - R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril IX

“Does something amuse you?’ asked Uncle Montague.
‘I was merely reminding myself, Uncle, that I am getting too old to be so easily frightened by stories.’
‘Really?’ said Uncle Montague with a worrying degree of doubt in his voice. ‘You think there is an age at which you might become immune to fear?”
― Chris Priestley, Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror

R.I.P. IX officially runs from September 1st through October 31st. But lets go ahead and break the rules. Lets start today!!!

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Check out my previous years of participation: 20132012

It's been that time again for awhile now, but I'm slow on posting as usual lately. I've been remembering for months it was coming up, though. I've had the list structured on Goodreads. Unfortunately I wasn't able to start in November - other books to read before the horror reading binge in October - but that's normal for me.

This is, as always, one of my favorite challenges of the year.

Participating Categories

Copied from the website:

Peril on the Screen:
This is for those of us that like to watch suitably scary, eerie, mysterious gothic fare during this time of year. It may be something on the small screen or large. It might be a television show, like Dark Shadows or Midsomer Murders, or your favorite film. If you are so inclined, please post links to any R.I.P.-related viewing you do on to the Review Site as well.

Short Reviews will be on the recap post when the event is over
Watched Dusk till Dawn TV Show on Netflix
Watched Big Ass Spider!
Watched the return of Grimm, The Walking Dead

More Coming as mood strikes - no specific horror watch plan, but will definitely be watching plenty of Horror in October. :)


From the Website:

Peril the Second:
Read two books of any length that you believe fit within the R.I.P. categories.

I am going to read more than 2, but this is the closest for that category.

Proposed Reading List:

Baal by Robert McCammon - Read
Let Me In by John Lindqvist - Read
I Know What you did last summer by Lois Duncan - Read
The Witch With No Name (Hollows 13) by Kim Harrison - Read
Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan - Read
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz (Re-Read) - Read
Gruesome Grub: Halloween Recipes and Pumpkin Patterns (Children)
Duncan the Pumpkin by Scott Nicholson (Children)
Execution of Innocence by Christopher Pike - Read
Fall into Darkness by Christopher Pike - Read
Monstrosity by Edward Lee
Messenger by Edward Lee
House Infernal by Edward Lee
City Infernal  by Edward Lee
The Halloween Man by Douglas Clegg
A Gathering of Crows by Brian Keene
The Manse by Lisa Cantrell
The Night Class by Tom Piccirilli
Canyons by P.D. Cacek
Infernal Angel by Edward Lee

Now I seriously doubt I'll be able to read all of these, but it will be from this selection!


From the Website:

Peril of the Short Story:
I am a big fan of short stories and my desire for them is perhaps no greater than in Autumn. You can read short stories any time during the challenge. When I can, I like to read short stories over the weekend and post about them around that time. Feel free to do this however you want, but if you review short stories on your site (not a requirement) please link to those reviews on the Review Site. It is not just a site for book reviews.

Reading List:

Many Bloody Returns (Anthology) - Read
The Birds and other short stories by Daphne du Maurier