The days are getting cooler (not in Florida), the leaves are turning, the sweaters and jeans are coming out of storage. Best of all, Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings just kicked off the best part of fall...R(eaders) I(mbibing) P(eril).
2011 has been a challenge-less year for me, with the exception of the TBR Dare where you had to read your own stuff. This was a wise move for me because with the exception of book club reads, I have been doing my own thing, and have had one of the best reading years ever.
But RIP is different. It is a no-brainer for me. Here is the deal, in Carl's words:
Every September 1st through October 31st for the last 5 years I have hosted the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge, affectionately known as the R.I.P. Challenge. I began this reader event, I blinked, and now I am hosting this for the 6th time. Wow, that is so hard to believe.
The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:
The emphasis is never on the word challenge, instead it is about coming together as a community and embracing the autumnal mood, whether the weather is cooperative where you live or not.
So you can see why this is an easy thing for me to support. That is why I am signing up for "Peril the First", where I need to read four "perilous" books in the two month period. (The funny thing is, I've already read two..."Nemesis" by Jo Nesbo and "The Taker" by Alma Katsu.)
FYI, you don't have to read four books. Carl is that kinda guy. You can just read one, you can watch a movie instead, whatever. It is all about the MOOD.
So besides the two books I've already got behind me, what else?
1. The Last Werewolf - Glen Duncan (Heather and I will be listening to this on the way to SIBA)
2. The Snowman - Jo Nesbo
3. Warm Bodies - Isaac Marion
4. We All Fall Down - Michael Harvey
Print (I'm listing just the applicable books that were sitting on my nightstand, I kid you not:1. Still Missing - Chevy Stevens
2. Mr. Peanut - Adam Ross
3. House of Secrets - Lowell Cauffiel
4. Turn of Mind - Alice LaPlante
5. Blood Work - Holly Tucker
6. The Killer of Little Shepherds - Doublas Starr
So. Obviously this is not all going to happen, but it gives me a direction in which to read over the next two months.
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