September 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016


Here we are at the start of the eleventh R.I.P. It’s that time of year again – a time of the year that completely delights me. It’s the time of school starting, fall descending, pumpkin picking, birthday celebrating, and, most importantly for the purposes of this post, R.I.P. reading. This year, our fearless and long suffering host, Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings, is back at the wheel. I am so in.

Dark Fantasy.

Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.

That is what embodies the stories, written and visual, that we celebrate with the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril event.

As time has wound on, we’ve discovered that simple rules are best:

1. Have fun reading (and watching).
2. Share that fun with others.

This is my eighth year participating in R.I.P. While I don’t always get to all of my R.I.P. selections, I have worked through quite a few of them over the years. These are the books I’m contemplating at this transitive period of the year:

  • Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley (reread for book club)
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
  • The Night Watch, by Sarah Waters
  • And, as always, I hope to get to a little Edgar Allen Poe

Here are my previous R.I.P. lists: III, IV, V, VI, VII, IX, X

Let’s shoot for two books, which places me in Peril the Second.

RIP IX Peril the Second

Are you R.I.P.ing this year? What books are you thinking about reading?