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. So, when I found out that Carl V is hosting the R. I. P. (R. eaders I. mbibing P. eril VI) Challenge at Stainless Steel Droppings, I just had to participate.
The R.I.P. Challenge has taken place every year from September 1st through October 31st for the last 5 years.
There are several challenge levels at which participants can join in. I had 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.
I have taken my time with this challenge, savouring the two mysteries and two horror genre books that I had chosen. Reading (and in the last book’s case, re-reading) for this challenge was a great pleasure.
I have received some very nice feedbacks from fellow challenge participants for my reviews. Thank you guys!
Overall, I have enjoyed The R.I.P. Challenge very much. So, thanks to Carl V for the challenge and here’s to hoping that I’ll be seeing you again next year.
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.