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Autumn - leaves

R.I.P X

Autumn is almost here (our weather for the past few weeks in the UK has felt like it's already here) and with it comes the annual Readers Imbibing Peril challenge, or RIP for short. This year is its 10th. anniversary and to mark that Carl, who usually hosts it, is handing the reins to the ladies at The Estella Society. Nothing else has changed though, the Perils are still the same and so are the rules etc. So without further ado, R.I.P. X:



This lovely artwork is used with the kind permission of Abigail Larson.



As always there are various different ways to participate, you can just read a number of novels of your choice, you can read short stories, watch films, take part in the group read and so on.

As usual, I shall be doing:



Peril the First: Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be King or Conan Doyle, Penny or Poe, Chandler or Collins, Lovecraft or Leroux…or anyone in between.

I may also do:



Peril the short story. Which is to read short stories over the weekends or at other times if you prefer.

The rules:

1. Have fun reading (and watching).
2. Share that fun with others.

The kind of books to read:

Mystery.
Suspense.
Thriller.
Dark Fantasy.
Gothic.
Horror.
Supernatural.


Anyway, I have selected a few books I'd like to get to and these are they(double click for a clearer view):



Which of these I'll get to I'm not sure, hopefully all of the novels, plus one or two that I have on my ereaders, and a reread of some of the short story volumes. We shall see.

Hope everyone has a lot of fun with RIP this year and many thanks to Andi and Heather at The Estella Society for

Comments

Ohhhhh yes... now I remember. I knew you were quite seriously tied up with something or other but couldn't remember what. With all that going on eleven books was brilliant.

How strange that there's a connection with your Magpie books. I love these little connections between books and seem to find them all the time.

Yes, you did lend me Fangirl and I read it towards the end of last year I think. For some strange reason it's never made its way back to you and I must apologise for that. I've put it to one side for next time I see you or I can easily post it on. Happy to do either.