Oh, yes, my ghoulish friends, it is that time of year again! Time to return to the wonderfully spooky RIP (R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII), hosted once again by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings.
This is a perennnial favourite: as Carl states,
The purpose of R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII is to enjoy books and movies/television that could be classified (by you) as:
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.
There are two simple goals for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII
1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.
Autumn is the perfect time to pick up some autumnal reading -- especially when you're a mood reader. I love the dark, spooky feeling of late autumn, and it's true that I turn more to these kinds of reads in the fall. Carl's "challenge" is more of a reading celebration, and as such, there are no lists to made or strict rules to follow. He creates "perils" for various levels of participation, though, and this year I'm going with
Peril the First:
Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of literature. It could be King or Conan Doyle, Penny or Poe, Chandler or Collins, Lovecraft or Leroux…or anyone in between.
1. Alchemist & the Angel by Joanne Owen (I read her Puppet Master for a previous RIP and adored it: creepy puppets!)
2. Splendors & Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz - just what I need! Another YA tale of creepy puppets that crossed my desk serendipitously... the book, not the puppets...
3. Shadow Show: all-new stories in celebration of Ray Bradbury Because I have a copy and I love Ray Bradbury and there are some fabulous contributors to this volume!
4. Something by Ray Bradbury himself. Which one? Not sure yet.
5. Wonders of the Invisible World by Patricia McKillip - if I can get my hands on a copy I'll be reading this one by one of my favourite fantasy writers
6. Aurorarama by Jean-Christophe Valtat -- some intriguing steampunk plus an alternate Arctic....sounds right up my alley
Are you joining the RIP VII? Do you have any recommendations for this year's thrilling reads?