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πŸŽƒ Fall Blogging Events 2018

Readers Imbibing Peril XIII

All R.I.P. the Details

I’m going to participate in Peril the First (read four books in the genres of mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror, or supernatural), Peril of the Short Story, and probably Peril on the Screen.

Peril the First

I have three ARCs in the queue that fit the bill, peril-wise:

The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel: A Story of Sleepy HollowΒ Nothing to Devour: Motherless Children #3

Other picks, I’m leaving to chance. I set up a TBR “jar” with a selection of mass-market paperback titles that I own.

Peril of the Short Story

I’ve been reading my way through Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, one per week, and there are nine scheduled for Oct./Nov. I’m also going to delve into some gothic short stories for Something Wicked This Fall Comes (see below).

Peril on the Screen

Whatever strikes my fancy. I haven’t decided how I feel about Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House series…

Something Wicked This Fall Comes

Castle Macabre
All the FrightFall Details

Gothic short stories for September

(Two per week? Could happen.)

  1. “The Dream Woman” by Wilkie Collins
  2. “The Ebony Frame” by E. Nesbit
  3. “The Striding Place” by Gertrude Atherton
  4. “The Bird In The Garden” by Richard Middleton
  5. “A Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter” by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  6. “The Lonesome Place” by August Derleth
  7. “The Screaming Skull” by F. Marion Crawford
  8. “The Toll-House” by W. W. Jacobs


And I’ll at least be listening to Something Wicked This Way Comes in October. I can’t find my copy, but Hoopla has an audio edition.


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

9 thoughts on “πŸŽƒ Fall Blogging Events 2018

  1. Ooooh! W.W. Jacobs. I read The Toll-House earlier this year. Not my favorite of his stories, but of a type that has been repeated by other authors. The only other of your Gothic stories I’ve read is The Screaming Skull, but it was so long ago I’m having trouble remembering. I had a Project: Arthur Conan Doyle one year back in my pre-blogging days and read all of his stories. Hard to go wrong there. Enjoy your perilous September & October!

    1. I’ll probably only get through one (maybe two) TBR jar picks. I think this will be the sixth time I’ve done R. I. P.. It’s one of my favorite reading/blogging events.

  2. Great selection of short stories….all are new to me!
    This is only my second RIP (2/13) …but I hope to
    read ‘spooky’ as much as I can until Halloween!

  3. Love the idea of the TBR jar. I’m going to try that next year.

    I had a copy of Something Wicked This Way Comes too, but I don’t think it’s survived one of my many moving house book culls.

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