Wednesday, August 31, 2011

RIP VI - Hurrah!

It's that time again! My very favorite challenge is ON! Carl is hosting the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril challenge for the sixth year (can't believe it!), and I'm soooooo game!

Of the various Perils, I've chosen Peril the First! I'll be attempting four books from any of the following genres: mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, Gothic, horror, supernatural.

I may also find myself dabbling in Peril of the Short Story, and I'm definitely interested in taking part in this year's Peril of the Group Read. One of the selections is the much-blogged-about, The Lantern, by Deborah Lawrenson.

I've found it's pretty productive for me to limit my reading choices so as not to become overwhelmed; I'll be working from a small collection of printed books and the e-books on my Nook. Some of the reading I have in mind:

  • Affinity by Sarah Waters (STILL need to finish it)
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • The Good Doctor Guillotin by Marc Estrin
  • Captivity by Deborah Noyes
Autumn is my favorite part of the year for the weather, the atmosphere, the damn fine reading, and the wonderful sense of community that swirls around the RIP Challenge! Thanks to Carl for fearlessly hosting us once again!



25 comments:

  1. I'm starting to hear a lot about The Night Circus. I'm going to have to look into that one.

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  2. I'm in for The Night Circus as soon as it hits store shelves. And I'm looking forward to our October group read of The Lantern. I keep hearing good things.

    Thank you for another year of excited participation. I anticipate a lot of fun this year. I think I needed this challenge as much as if not more than anyone! Yay!!!

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  3. I bet a lot of people will be reading The Night Circus for this. Have fun!

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  4. now I have 2 books I have to order already!! Night Circus and Daphne! argh!

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  5. I am waiting for the library to get Night Circus but it might be awhile. Happy reading!

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  6. I'm about 40 pages into The Night Circus and I'm loving it. I'm so glad RIP is here!!! \o/

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  7. This is easily one of my favorite challenges of the year. I always get so many good recommendations from living vicariously through all of you. Fall is my busiest time of year so I never participate myself but I cheer from the sidelines.

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  8. Hurrah is right! I'm so excited about RIP VI!

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  9. I want to read The Night Circus too. Affinity was slow for me for awhile but the ending totally changed my entire perception of the book and I ended up loving it!

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  10. Oooh. The Night Circus!! I forgot about that one. I'm going to have to add this one.


    Here is mine

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  11. The Night Circus is on my list, too. I am looking forward to it.

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  12. I'm joining for the first time this year. It's amazing how this challenge can encompass so many genres, and bring a lot of bloggers from different blogging spectrums together. I'm already starting to feel the "community" vibe. I'm really looking forward to your thoughts on these books. :)

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  13. Oh, huzzah! I completely lost track of time and forgot this was coming up. This is really the only challenge I participate in religiously. I have no idea what I'll read for it so I better head over to Carl's blog and get inspired.

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  14. I'll be reading The Night Circus for this also (but need to wait until it's published) and will also be participating in The Lantern group read!

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  15. I love this challenge and will look forward to all of the great recommendations I get as a result. Have fun!

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  16. I've added The Night Circus to my list of books to look for! Amazon.ca says it's not out up here yet, two more weeks to go. It looks interesting and surreal, doesn't it? Thanks for putting it on your maybe list! I hope you enjoy the challenge! It's my favourite one of the year too.

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  17. Poe is great for short stories and RIP reading. So creepy!

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  18. Amanda, it is getting rather buzzy. I hope it lives up!

    Carl, can't wait to find out what you think of it. And the group read sounds really great. The Lantern is EVERYWHERE!

    Kathy, I think so, too. I can't believe I heard about it early in the game. That never happens.

    DesLily, I live to enable!

    Chris, I hope it comes quickly!

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  19. Heather, you're way ahead of me! Will be dipping back into it this weekend. And I'm off next week, so I should be able to rip through it pretty quickly. Squee!

    Kathleen, the way this one falls is generally a slow time at work or I would NEVER get to participate fully. The beginning of the October academic term will set me back a bit, so I'll have to budget my time wisely early on. :)

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  20. Yayyy, Emily! :)

    Lola, I really like those books that the ending makes you whirrr back through and changes the perceptions. I loved that about Atonement, for instance.

    Brooke, thanks for sharing your link! Off to visit in a few minutes. :)

    Kailana, can't wait for your thoughts on it!

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  21. Thanks, Darlyn! I love this challenge for all the recommendations I receive and for the enabling factor, quite honestly. lol

    Jen, it's so much fun isn't it? It's the perfect gateway into fall weather and the most reader-centric season of the year for me. :)

    Awesome, Stephanie! See you there!

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  22. Thanks for stopping in, Susan! I've heard so much about The Night Circus already in pre-publication, I just hope it lives up to the hype! My favorite book podcast, The Bookrageous Podcast, loved it!

    Amen, Trish! And sadly, I'm a little underread when it comes to Poe.

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  23. I've been saving Affinity for this season. I think it might be my Halloween day read. Captivity was a good one. I hope you enjoy it!

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  24. I can't wait to read Night Circus. Great list!

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  25. You must finish Affinity!! I want to hear your thoughts on it :) I'm so excited for this challenge. Good luck!

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