Ever since I was a child I have been reading books from the supernatural, crime and mystery genres. TV shows featuring similar themes have also been a favourite of mine. My mother is mostly to ‘blame’ for all of this. Her love for horror and mystery exposed me to these genres as a very young child. Can you imagine a child under ten watching the remake of Night of the Living Dead without being scared? So, the R. I. P. Challenge is really perfect for me.
Carl V is hosting the R. I. P. (R. eaders I. mbibing P. eril VI) Challenge in Stainless Steel Droppings. I found out about this challenge from a fellow blogger and thought why not participate in this?
The R.I.P. Challenge has taken place every year from September 1st through October 31st for the last 5 years.
The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:
There are several challenge levels at which participants can join in. I have chosen,
Peril the First:
Read four books, any length, that you feel fit the very broad definitions of R.I.P. literature. It could be Stephen King or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Fleming or Edgar Allan Poe…or anyone in between.
As always I have no pre-selected list of books. Like in all of my other reading challenges and indeed in my general reading habit, I am going to go with the flow and see where that takes me.
That’s all for now. I hope to enjoy this challenge and finish it in time!
Completed Books: 1. By The Pricking of My Thumbs. Agatha Christie.
2. Clouds of Witness. Dorothy L. Sayers.
3. The Shadow of the Wind. Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
Yes, too much of a good thing is too much. I love this stuff during this time of year but would not want to be reading or watching it all the time.
Tell me about it! Repeated viewings of A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Evil Dead series of movies, The Haunting in Connecticut; etc, etc, will lead to mutiny in any household, I believe. Although she can’t stand too much graphic blood and gore so we sometimes torment her by watching the Hellraiser (I love Pinhead!) and Saw series of movies.
Why not indeed! Wonderful that your mother got you into this kind of delightfully chilling stuff. It is so fun to read and watch, especially at this time of year. Thank you so much for taking part in this year’s challenge, it is great to have you.
You’re welcome! Thank you for hosting the challenge! It’s such an apt challenge for this time of the year.
Having a mother who is so in love with horror isn’t a good thing all the time. At times I get annoyed with her. Every time we would be channel surfing even at the tiniest glimpse of anything ‘horrorish’ my mother would make us stick to that channel and start watching it. It is too much of a good thing at times. 😉
Gothic/supernatural is one of my favorite genres, too. I have a few titles picked out for the challenge, but mostly I just go with the flow. Good luck!
Thanks! I also have a few titles in mind but I can never be sure (and indeed I don’t really want to be sure) about what my next read is going to be. Let’s see where this challenge takes me. Good luck to you too!
Sounds like you have some fun in store. Happy reading!
Thanks! I do hope to have fun with this challenge. 🙂