R.I.P XI

R.I.P XI
Artwork by Abigail Larson

Today marks the start of the eleventh annual R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril event, hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings. The event runs from 1st September-31st October and it’s about reading and/or watching stories that embody the gothic, atmospheric and sometimes chilling spirit of Autumn.

The main genres included are mystery, suspense, thriller, gothic, horror and dark fantasy.


I haven’t taken part in this event before but I have seen other blogs post about it during previous years. This year I just couldn’t resist the urge to get involved.  Autumn is in many ways my favourite season. Just seeing all the orange, yellow and red leaves start to build up on the ground makes me feel happy inside. I’d love to theme my reading around the season, as the days grow longer, colder and somewhat cozier.


If you fancy taking part as well, check out Carl’s introduction post to get all the info.

There are a few different levels of participation. I’ve chosen the following:

img_4617-1The aim of this level is to read at least two books that fit in the categories above.

At the moment I’m hoping to reread The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

I’ll probably (fingers crossed) read more than that but we’ll see! I  will also watch some suitably spooky films, which would fulfill the Peril on the Screen level.

Will you be reading anything chilling and spooky to mark the season?

Ren x

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possibly a dragon but probably human || actually a pigeon || blogs about books & anime || infj || lawful neutral

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4 Comments

  1. 5th September 2016 / 8:15 pm

    As a seasonal theme reader, you are truly a kindred spirit. Welcome to RIP. So glad you decided to join us this year.

    I’m wanting to listen to the audio version of The Graveyard Book again this year. I’ve read it both ways many times and I just love it. For some reason it is the one book calling out to me more than any others this season, so I’m looking forward to it. Just want to wait until it gets a bit chillier, but we’ll see. My resistance may not hold up that long.

    I truly hope you have a wonderful time with the event.

  2. 6th September 2016 / 5:53 pm

    Those are two great rereads choices! Happy Autumn!

    • 6th September 2016 / 5:55 pm

      Darn it! Sorry for the double post.

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