Stainless Steel Droppings has decided to start his awesome reading 'challenge' ahead of schedule this year and I am stoked! He actually started yesterday, but I only found about it on twitter this morning, so I am a bit late to the game. However, I don't care, as I'm just happy that R.I.P. is in action! I've really been looking forward to this 'challenge' for quite some time now - it helps remind me that Fall is nigh and anything that reminds me of Fall/Winter is ace with me. Anyhow, I've already started looking through my shelves to see which books will be perfect for this year's R.I.P. VIII and I realized that some of my upcoming review books are actually perfect for it. They have that spooky, otherworldly feel that will help me accomplish my goal for R.I.P. VIII - Peril the First. Yep, I'm going to commit to reading four books! And, I might just watch a movie or two as well. Woo hoo!
Now, for those of you who don't know what R.I.P. VIII is, here is a quick summary (info from Stainless Steel Droppings):
R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril, or R.I.P.
for short, is a participatory event wherein we the people spend however
little, or much, time we want over the months of September and October
imbibing all things ghastly and ghostly.
The purpose of R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VIII 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 VIII
1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.
There are multiple levels of participation (Perils) that allow you to be a part of R.I.P. VIII without adding the burden of another commitment to your already busy lives. There is even a one book only option for those who feel that this sort of reading is not their cup of
tea (or who have many other commitments) but want to participate all
the same. And there is a group read, too - (September 1st thru October 14) a read-a-long of The Historian by Elizabeth Kostava. For details on the various Perils check out Carl's site. And, just so you know, there is a review site where you can add a link to your R.I.P. VIII posts and check out what everyone else is reading or watching!
So, there you have it folks, all the pertinent details regarding one of the blogosphere's funnest reading experiences - R.I.P. VIII. Pick out your books or movies and have fun! I know I'm excited to dive right in. And now, I'm off to read something spooky! Happy reading!!