Thursday, September 13, 2018

Readers Imbibing Peril (R.I.P.) Thirteen

It’s that time of year again, the time when everyone gets all excited about reading scary books and watching scary movies and getting to do it as part of a huge group celebrating Readers Imbibing Peril. Also known as that time of year when Lisa thinks she will participate and immediately remembers that she doesn’t watch scary movies and even has a hard time with scary books. I’m a wimp; I’ll admit it.

Still I want to be part of the fun and this year I’ve actually got a number of books ready to go (although when I’ll start them I have no idea and R.I.P.’s already been going on since September 1). This year I’m going to really push to read three books, maybe even four, time permitting. I’ll be shooting for Peril the Second but hope to reach Peril the First for the first time ever. On my list:

Diane Setterfeld’s Bellman and Black

Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived In The Castle

Wilkie Collins’ The Woman In White

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (this will be my final read if there is time)

As for Peril the Screen, I’m in for that one as well; I just need to decide what movie to watch. I mean, technically Beetlejuice qualifies. Even better, Coco, which I haven’t seen yet. Or maybe I’ll go really old school and watch The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Or I could watch one of the genuinely scary movies I have managed to watch (even if it was through my fingers!) again, maybe Fallen or The Others.

What about you, are you joining the fun this year? If so, what’s on your list?


  1. I am joining in. This is an event that is meant for such as me. We'll see if I get any movies watched, but I've already finished two books that qualify. You've got some good ones on your list. I say watch Beetlejuice! And maybe The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.

  2. I hope you are able to get to Dracula. It is so good! And if you get a chance, definitely watch Coco. I loved The Woman in White when I read it. And Bellman and Black is one I have been wanting to read for awhile now. Enjoy your RIP reading!

  3. Bellman and Black is perfect for this event, very atmospheric! I hope you enjoy it and the other books on your list :) Happy reading!

  4. I love the R.I.P. challenge, but I'm not starting until October. Just got my list together today, in fact.

    The only book on your list I haven't read is Bellman and Black. Loved Dracula, which amazed me, and Woman in White is so good I've read it twice. I'm not in love with We Have Always Lived in the Castle, was relieved when I finished it, but it certainly was thought-provoking.

    Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice

    Enjoy your spooky reads!