Saturday, September 10, 2011

RIP VI - the most wonderful time of the year!

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:

Dark Fantasy.

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.

Are you signed up yet?  This is some of the best fun you'll have blogging...join us!


Kailana said...

The leaves are definitely changing here! But then they have been since August...

Enjoy your books!

bermudaonion said...

Have fun with the challenge, Sandy! Just think, next week at this time we'll be at SIBA!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

This challenge always sounds like so much fun! And can't wait to hear about SIBA!

Unknown said...

I hope you decide to read Mr Peanut - I've heard great things about that book, but can't decide whether or not it is for me. Hopefully you'll be able to let me know.

Elisabeth said...

I just counted 10 on my nightstand, lol! I just finished Mr. Peanut and I thought it a very interesting story. Not your typical read. It does have some very long chapters which I really don't like, I'm so finicky, but it still kept my attention. I would definitely recommend giving it a try!

Zibilee said...

Jenners encouraged me to take part in this challenge, and although I usually sit them out, I am really thinking about getting in at the entry level. It does sounds like a great challenge, and it seems everyone will be doing it!

Carl V. Anderson said...

It is indeed all about Mood, you've got that right. I'm happy you will be spending part of your autumn, temperatures cooperating or not, with us reading chilling works.

Gavin said...

One of my favorite reading events of the year. I'm in, I'm reading but am just not inspired to write about books!

Have great fun on your trip to SIBA!

Jenners said...

I've been finking out on challenges but RIP is so fun and easy. It cracks me up that you just happened to have a full list of applicable books just right nearby. You have a problem girlfriend!

Alice said...

Have fun, Sandy!

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Still Missing was great on audio! I need to read Jo Nesbo, so behind with that author.