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R.I.P. VIII & Gothic September

Hosted by Carl @ Stainless Steel Droppings

September 1st is right around the corner. It is time to begin.

Dark Fantasy.
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above. That is what embodies the stories, written and visual, that we celebrate with the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril event.

As time has wound on I’ve honed this event down to two simple rules:

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

As I do each and every year, there are multiple levels of participation (Perils) that allow you to be a part of R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril 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.

R.I.P. was one of the most fun on-line events I took part in last year. The above genres are some of my favorites, and I’m always on the lookout for more reviewers and bloggers who cover the dark side of speculative fiction.

Peril the First: My current TBR pile is below. I shouldn’t have any trouble finishing four books in two months.

The Picture of Dorian Gray A Study in Silks (The Baskerville Affair, #1) The Seance Society: A Mystery A White Room

Peril of the Short Story: Additionally, I working my way through a couple anthologies:

Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury Sons of Moriarty and More Stories of Sherlock Holmes

And lastly, Peril on the Screen. I already have a thing or two in mind to watch. Now, all I need is September!

I’m also going to try to participate in The True Book Addict’s Gothic September. I have two bits of Gothic literature on my list right now. Who knows? Maybe I’ll even finish The Woman in White!


Writer, publisher. Hobbies include reading, studying magic & illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, and playing ultimate frisbee.

13 thoughts on “R.I.P. VIII & Gothic September

    1. Shadow Show has been weird for me. All the stories are new and by different authors, written in tribute to Ray Bradbury. Some of them though have given me such strong deja vu that I’ve had to stop reading. I guess it’s because I’ve read the Bradbury story that they are like, but it’s been very strange.

  1. I want to read A Study in Silks as well! And I love the covers for A White Room and The Seance Society. I hope you enjoy all of these 🙂

  2. I was excited to read (and see) your R.I.P list! I just love Wilde, and I had never really paused to consider how Dorian is a perfect supernatural tale for this time of year! I will be looking forward to your review of “The Seance Society”, as it is a title I have never encountered. Thank you for sharing your selection, and I actually really enjoyed looking at your broader blog as well. Happy Reading!

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