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:
The 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.