Tuesday, September 22, 2009

RIP IV Challenge

R.I.P. stands for Readers Imbibing Peril and while this is not normally a challenge I'd try out, given my innate cowardliness and general dislike of being scared, creeped out, or thrilled to the point my heart pounds, I am going to play along this year and see how I do breaking out of my self-imposed sissyhood. The challenge, hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings, has several levels of participation and since I don't want to get too crazy right out of the gate, I will be attempting only the slightest of the offerings: Peril the Third, which only requires reading one book in total from amongst the categories of Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, or Supernatural. I might have chewed my fingernails down to the quick by the end of this but I'm going to give it the old college try if my nerves can stand it. And if it looks like I am about to walk into the darkened room where the monster is waiting, be sure to shout at me, will you?


  1. I keep seeing this challenge. It tempts me every time.

  2. I'm having oodles of fun with this one - you will, too!

    Also - BOO!

  3. Have you picked your book yet? If not, I'd suggest either A Demon's Lexicon for YA Dark Fantasy, or maybe Charlaine Harris's Shakespeare books for mystery. Or, if you are feeling very squeamish, an Aunt Dimity book for a cosy mystery.


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