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R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril IX

(Let’s pretend it’s September 1st, shall we? Thank you.)

RIP IX is just another reason to love autumn – like I needed another. For the next two months (if the temperatures ever fall below 80F again), you’ll find me wearing boots and tights, drinking cider, and eating pumpkin cookies while reading/watching ALL THE HORROR. You should too.  More importantly, do you torture yourself by watching or reading things that scare you? Care to share the book or movie that scared you the most? I know my imagination is terribly overactive, yet I can’t seem to help myself…(I have to learn to stop watching alien things. Just stop.)

But it’s September 1st, so you know what that means: RIP (R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril). Or, if you’re me, just an average couple of reading months…

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Here are the categories to choose from:

Mystery.
Suspense.
Thriller.
Dark Fantasy.
Gothic.
Horror.
Supernatural.
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.

RIP IX  runs September 1st through October 31st. It’s hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings and it’s my favorite reading event of the year – no question. There are only two rules:

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

I’m choosing Peril the First, which means at least four books, as well as the short story and the screen challenge. Here’s what I’m thinking:

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Read:

From a Buick 8 by Stephen King (I’m cheating here as I am already halfway through)
Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry
A White Room by Stephanie Carroll

Summer of Night by Dan Simmons (re-read)
Night Shift by Stephen King
Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevey (re-read)
The Crow: Pestilence by Frank Bill

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Watch:

Hemlock Grove. I want this to be good. I keep thinking it needs another chance.
Haven (season 4). In preparation for season five.
Dawn of the Dead. I haven’t seen this. How have I not seen this…?
Willow Creek. Bigfoot! My brother watched it and said it is the worst thing he’s seen in his entire life. It should be fun.

Will I get any of this done? That remains to be seen. There are so many good September releases that it might be hard to keep up with everything. It’s been so slow on the blog recently and I’m hoping the arrival of autumn will help things along.

Will you be participating?

(Art work by Abigail Larson)

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  • http://cheapthrillsbookblog.wordpress.com Charleen

    “Or, if you’re me, just an average couple of reading months…”

    This is why I’m torn. I feel like if I’m just reading what I would be reading anyway, it’d be weird to sign up, even if half of it does fall into those categories.

  • http://wordsforworms.com Words for Worms

    I definitely want to get some scary stuff in for October, but I don’t feel like I can commit! At least I know who I can go to for recommendations in scary-land!

  • Sarah @ Sarah Says Read

    Really though, Dawn of the Dead. It’s one of those I watch whenever I happen upon it.

  • http://www.acidfreepulp.com Acid Free Pulp

    Hemlock Grove (TV series)…just let its absurdity wash over you. That’s the best way to enjoy it. I actually prefer it to the book.

  • http://www.ebookclassics.wordpress.com C.J.

    Dawn of the Dead is one of my all-time faves, so good! Ack, but you’ve reminded me I’m so behind on Haven. I haven’t decided whether to give Hemlock Grove a chance yet.

    • http://fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory

      I watched a few episodes of Hemlock Grove and found it to be a bit too much, but I’m willing to give it another shot.

  • http://www.blogginboutbooks.com Susan (Bloggin’ ’bout Books)

    I love this challenge, even though I’m not a huge, huge horror fan. I’m kind of a wimp :) My younger brother and I did watch Dawn of the Dead when I was a teenager — scared the crap out of both of us!

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