Tuesday, September 12, 2017

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII

It's that time of year again - you know, the time of year when I think I'm going to read a lot of books that qualify for the Readers Imbibing Peril "challenge," and even watch some movies and read some short stories, but then I'm lucky if I finish one book. Yep, that time. Because, apparently, it's fall. Not sure how I feel about that but maybe joining in some of the fun bookish activities to be had this time of year will help me get in the spirit of things.

As it happens, I have a couple of books downloaded from Netgalley that are publishing in October and will be perfect for R.I.P.:

The Witches' Tree by M. C. Beaton is one of her Agatha Raisin series, cozy mysteries with a sassy heroine. Mary Jane's Ghost by Ted Gregory is the story of an unsolved 1948 murder and the two men who, more than 50 years later, became obsessed with solving the case. Finishing both of these books would mean that I've completed Peril the Second.

I had so much fun watching old episodes of Dark Shadows on YouTube last year (or two years ago?), that I may try to do some more of those to complete Peril of the Screen as well.

Are you participating in R.I.P.? Are you one of the people with a giant stack of books to read? I'm always fascinated by what others choose to read for this.


  1. Yay!! I am doing this one too. I mean, how can I not? I don't have a giant stack and only committed to two books plus movies so I should be successful. I am most excited for King's new book. I posted the read along info yesterday and not one person joined. Where is everyone?

  2. I love this time of year and signing up for the R.I.P. challenge. Audible has a new edition of Dracula that I'm listening to and loving. I'm slowly working my way through It and I'm thinking I'll try The Exorcist book this year too. I thought I saw the old Dark Shadows series on Amazon Prime. But I can't remember for sure. That was a fun series. I even liked the one they redid in the late 80s or early 90s. Good luck with your horror!

  3. I have the Witches' Tree and am really looking forward to reading it but now I must get Mary Jane's Ghost as well! Sounds like a book I must not miss. I'm not doing R.I.P but always look forward to seeing what spooky books everyone is reading!

  4. Both of these sound like they will be perfect for R.I.P. I am not participating, but I will be cheering everyone on from the sidelines. :-)

  5. I am so looking forward to hunkering down with a slew of good mysteries for my Peril reading. I like the cover of The Witches's Tree. Mary Jane's Ghost sounds intriguing.

    Happy Hallo-reading

  6. I have a couple of crime nonfiction books I've been wanting to get to. In Cold Blood and The Devil in the White city. Good luck on your challenge! I love doing this every year! Gets me going on my reading again.