Welcome to the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril X (RIP-X) reading event hosted by The Estella Society. It runs from September 1st through October 31st and involves reading books and watching movies and TV shows from the following categories: mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror, and supernatural. The rules are simple…
1. Have fun reading (and watching).
2. Share that fun with others.
There are several reading levels called Perils involved in this event. Check out the master post for full details. My chosen Perils are below.
Peril the First involves reading a minimum of four books that fit within the previously mentioned categories. I found a variety of books around the apartment and put them together. I hope they all suit these categories, but if I’m wrong about any of them please feel free to point it out. Here’s the list…
1. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
2. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
3. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
4. Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
5. The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
6. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
7. Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
8. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
9. Dracula by Bram Stoker
10. Horns by Joe Hill
11. Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
12. Poe’s Masterpieces of Mystery by Edgar Allan Poe
If it isn’t already obvious, Peril of the Short Story involves reading short stories. My grandmother gave me an old book of Poe mysteries that includes 22 short stories that I plan on reading, a few of them for the second or third time. My book of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde also includes short stories so I might get to those as well.
Peril on the Screen involves watching movies or TV episodes relating to the previously mentioned categories. If I end up reading Horns then I will probably watch the film version with Daniel Radcliffe. Other than that, I’ll have to think about this category a little more. I’m not a fan of horror movies. I appreciate any recommendations for this part of the event.
I hope to see a lot of friends participating in RIP-X, and I’d love to make new friends along the way as well. Happy reading to everyone participating!
What’s your favorite book that suits this reading event?
Participants: What are you most looking forward to reading/watching?