Sunday, September 12, 2021

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril -- R.I.P. XVI

This year I will be participating in R.I.P. XVI, the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril event. This event was originally hosted by Carl V. Anderson at the Stainless Steel Droppings blog. Since then it has been taken over by other bloggers and lately has been primarily on Instagram and Twitter. You can use #RIPXVI or tag @PERILREADERS to connect with other participants.


This is Carl's description from one of the R.I.P. announcement posts:

The purpose of R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril ... is to enjoy books and movies/television that could be classified (by you) as:

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

Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.

I have already read several books and a short story this month that fit those categories. 


This is one book I will be reading...



And I will read some short stories from this book as Halloween nears...




16 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Sounds like fun. Something Wicked in one of the only RB books I have read.

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, this does look like fun, Tracy! And there's a nice mix of reading material in there, too. Hope you enjoy it.

Sam Sattler said...

You can never go wrong with Ray Bradbury. That's a great choice, and it makes me want to re-read it. It's been a long time.

Kay said...

Glad you are joining in for RIP, Tracy. Your choices look just about perfect! Enjoy!

TracyK said...

Patti, I have read a few books by Bradbury but most were so long ago I remember nothing about them. The only one I remember much about is the mystery novel I read, Death is a Lonely Business. Three years ago I read one of his children's books for Halloween, The Halloween Tree.

TracyK said...

Margot, I won't have to go out of my way to read mysteries, so it should be fun and no stress.

TracyK said...

Sam, I was glad to have this event to give me a push to read more by Bradbury. My classics list includes The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451 (probably a reread).

TracyK said...

Kay, I am glad your sign up post encouraged me to read for R.I.P this year too.

Cath said...

A few years since I did this one, was tempted but had decided that I wanted a month just reading where my mood takes me. Have fun!

TracyK said...

I know what you mean, Cath. That is what I intended too. I read so much mystery fiction, I figured in two months I can make time for both R.I.P. reading and other things that appeal.

Rick Robinson said...

I don’t do/have Instagram or Twitter, so not for me, I guess. Oh well, I read mysteries anyway.

CLM said...

This will be easy for you to do, Tracy, without any special effort! As I have to write a sort of thesis over the next eight months, I don't expect to do much detouring in my reading, although I will eventually finish all my 20 Books of Summer if I can finish the one I am currently reading (I plan to leave it on the ship I am on - you know I have already checked out the ship's library!).

I can't remember reading any Halloween mysteries except maybe one with Poirot? My friend Merline Lovelace wrote a contemporary called Halloween Honeymoon which was part of a cute series.

Lark said...

I love Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes! R.I.P. is always fun to participate in. :)

TracyK said...

Rick, I don't do Instagram or Twitter either, but I will just blog about some of the books I read. I mostly read mysteries too, so it isn't much of a challenge, except that I will read the Ray Bradbury book which was not in my plans.

TracyK said...

Constance, You are correct, reading mysteries won't be hard for me to do. I did have some espionage books planned which I probably won't count for R.I.P. even though I usually lump them in with mysteries.

There is a Poirot mystery with Halloween in the title (Hallowe'en Party), and it starts with a Halloween party, although otherwise not much related to Halloween. I read it in April of this year and never had time to review it, so I might review it in October. Still, it would not be specifically for the R.I.P. challenge because not read in this month.

Jane Haddam wrote at least two mysteries set at Halloween. The Mystery Fanfare blog has a list of Halloween mysteries every year, but I have not read many of them.

TracyK said...

Lark, R.I.P. is fun to participate in and it has been about 5 years since I last did the challenge, which is not really a challenge for me since I read so many mysteries anyway.

I don't think I ever read Something Wicked This Way Comes but if I did, it will still feel new now. And such a lovely edition. (It is my husband's copy.)