Saturday, August 30, 2014

R.I.P. IX is nigh...Hurrah!

Its almost time for everyone's favorite reading challenge - R.I.P. IX!!  How exciting, eh?  I know that I can't wait to dive into some spooky reads that will keep me up late at night.  In fact, I've been trying to figure out which books I want to read for this challenge.  I'm thinking of the following ones:
What do you think?  Any suggestions?  Part of me wouldn't mind reading something gothic, but I'm just not sure what to read.  Leave me a comment if you know of any great scary reads.  And for those of you who are wondering what R.I.P. IX is, here's some information:

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril, or R.I.P. for short, is a participatory event created by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings, 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 IX 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 IX
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. IX 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 1st) a read-a-long of   The Haunting of Hill House.  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. IX 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. IX.  Pick out your books or movies and have fun! I know I'm excited to dive right in. And now, I'm off to finish reading The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar, so that I can start reading something spooky sooner rather than later.  Happy reading!!


Bellezza said...

Wow, Fall really is just around the corner now that the R.I.P. Is announced. It's always a harbinger of things autumnal, and things that go bump in the night. My dear friend down the street wants to reread Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes, which I adore. But, I'm also thinking of reading This House is Hauntrd by John Boyle. Rather an obvious title, is it not? ;)

Nadia said...

I know, its crazy how quickly its approaching. Those both sound like perfect reads for RIP - enjoy! And I can't wait to discuss Colorless with you come September 12th ;)

Lisa said...

I loved The Shining when I read it oh so many years ago. Definitely one that you want to read when it is NOT snowing out!

Lark said...

I signed up for this challenge, too! So many fun books to choose from...I can't decide which to read first. Good luck with yours!

Nadia said...

Lisa, that's good to know, because I usually like what you read, so I'm really looking forward to it now ;) And thanks for the tip!

Lark, yay! How fun is it going to be?! Can't wait to read your posts ;) Good luck!

Ti said...

You picked some good ones!!

Bellezza said...

Oh, no! I've really dropped the ball on that. I've been so tired from school and fearing blogger would drop me entirely. I'll put up a post with some questions this week.