A few days ago on twitter I asked, “What’s RIP?,” and now here I am throwing my hat in the ring! R.I.P. (Readers Imbibing Peril) is a two-month extravaganza of “all things ghostly and ghastly” according to its host, Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings (thanks for freaking me out, Carl!) Seriously, I love the idea of reading around a theme, and so during the month of September and October I’ll be reading books and watching movies/television that can be classified as:
You can choose different levels of participation during R.I.P. season, and I’ve decided to go for…
in which I’ll read four books of any length that I feel fit the R.I.P. definition of literature. Just looking at my TBR list, I’ve identified some possible candidates:
The Seduction of Water by Carol Goodman
Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
I’m also going to participate in…
because you may not know this about me, but I’m a total cult tv junkie. Some of my favorite shows include Twin Peaks, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the X-Files, Fringe, need I go on? In other words, I’m totally into peril on the screen. I’ve been meaning to check out the show Supernatural that I’ve heard so many good things about, and this seems like a good opportunity to dive in.
I really wish I could participate in one of the group reads, but I just can’t invest in any new books right now and neither of these are available through my digital library. In any case, I think I’ll have my hands full with reading and watching PERIL. Get ready to be scared! And thanks to Carl for hosting–this is going to be fun!