Thursday, August 30, 2012

R.I.P. VII is here!

Its back!!!! Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings has declared that R.I.P. VII starts NOW!  Woo hoo!  Exciting!  I absolutely love this reading 'challenge' and look forward to it all year long.  It is the perfect way to kick off the start of fall - spooky, creepy reads that get you jumping out of your seat!  By the by, Carl decided to stop calling it a reading challenge, so don't feel pressured to make yourself read X amount of books or finish anything you don't want to.  R.I.P. VII is supposed to be fun, not challenging - so just, enjoy! 

Okay, so for you folks who don't know what R.I.P. VII is, here goes (info from Stainless Steel Droppings):

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril, or R.I.P. for short, 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 VII is to enjoy books and movies/television that could be classified (by you) as:
Dark Fantasy.
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.

There are multiple levels of participation (Perils) that allow you to be a part of R.I.P. VII 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 are group reads, too - September's is The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters and October's is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.  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. VII posts and check out what everyone else is reading or watching - check it out! 

So, there you have it folks, all the pertinent details regarding one of the blogosphere's funnest reading experiences - R.I.P. VII.  Pick out your books or movies and have fun! I know I'm excited.  I'm still not sure what books I'll be reading, but I'm planning on participating at Peril the First.  That means four books! Hmmm. I'm thinking I'll be joining in on The Little Stranger group read hosted by The Estella Society - I've had a copy of the book for ages and figure its about time I give it a go.  And, maybe I'll read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Oh, and I've got to get my hands on The Twelve and read that one.  Cripes, I guess I do have an idea of what I want to read.  Well, if you have any suggestions, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know.  And I hope to see over at R.I.P. VII's review site!  Happy reading!!


bermudaonion said...

Have fun!

Beth said...

I am so excited. I have about 8 books on my list at the moment. I generally tend to speed through these for whatever reason despite the fact that the rest of the year is kind of slow for me. I think it's the weather and so forth. Good luck!

Nadia said...

bermudaonion, thanks!

Beth, 8 books - wow! But, I know what you mean, I think the fall/winter weather is just really conducive to reading. I love it! Enjoy your reads! Good luck to you as well :)

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

I love, love, LOVE this time of year! Bring on the creepy/crawly books! Can't wait to read your reviews!

Nadia said...

Natalie, it is the BEST time of year!! I love it, too! I can't wait to read yours, too ;)

Carl V. said...

Awesome to have you back for RIP VII! I am really looking forward to the group read for The Little Stranger, so thanks so much for joining that. We should have a great group to discuss it and it looks so creepy sitting here on my desk.

Its been many, many years since I've read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and I would like to re-read it sometime. Tim Burton's film Sleepy Hollow is one I enjoy watching every October.

Nadia said...

Carl, thanks for hosting this awesome reading challenge again! I love anything by Tim Burton and that includes The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - such a great film! That's a great one to watch in October. And I agree, I think we are all going to enjoy TLS and have a great time discussing it! So glad R.I.P. VII is here!