R.I.P. VII Challenge

Sunday, September 02, 2012

You guys, it is time for my favorite book event of the year. I had so much fun with R.I.P. last year that I have been checking Stainless Steel Droppings' site obsessively for the announcement about the event. While it isn't required to post about the event in order to participate, I was so excited I just had to spread the word.

The challenge runs from right now until October 31st, and the rules are to have fun and share it with others. Pretty simple, right? The books you read for R.I.P. VII generally come from the genres of mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror, supernatural, or anything else with a moodiness that seems to fit in with the challenge. I absolutely ABSOLUTELY love the fall and the creepiness of Halloween, so I can't wait to dive into some of these books. There are different levels, or "Perils," to the extent of which one can participate. I plan on participating in:

This Peril is to read four books that fit into the broad parameters of R.I.P. VII (although I may read more if I have time!). I plan on reading:

1. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
3. Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh
4. Dracula by Bram Stoker

And any others that pop up that sound good to me.

I also plan on reading several short stories by Edgar Allan Poe that are together in the Nevermore Poe Collection. I have an over-the-top-fan-girly-love for the Nevermore books by Kelly Creagh and I am excited to read some Poe stories that fit together with those stories.

So hurry and sign up! It should be a fun several weeks!


  1. Fun! I'm joining too, but haven't written my post. i'm going to read Dracula as well. I hope you enjoy The Woman in White. It's great!

    1. I hope we both enjoy Dracula! I am a little daunted by the length of The Woman in White but everyone I know of loves it... so I think I will as well.

  2. Dracula is one of my favorite books and it's perfect for the RIP time of year! I love a good epistolary tale and this has such a beautiful and haunting feel to it. I am joining in as well for RIP and am so excited for everyone's reviews!

    1. The fact that it is epistolary is one of the reasons I am so excited to read it -- I love that style. I am looking forward to your reviews for RIP! I seriously can't get enough of the dark, haunting reads at this time of year.

  3. Thanks so much for spreading the word, I appreciate it and am thrilled you are back in for RIP VII.

    LOVE Dracula. It has been a favorite since reading it for the first time at age 11 or 12. Absolutely wonderfully atmospheric, moody book.

    I read A Study in Scarlett last year and really enjoyed it. Keep meaning to read Collins but haven't gotten around to him yet.

    1. Atmospheric and moody sounds like exactly what I am looking for -- hooray! :)

      One of the best things about books, I think, is that there is always plenty more to read. I've never read any Collins either, but I love the fact that I have him waiting for me.


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