Luckily, I stumbled upon the announcement of the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII event this weekend. And I am very excited about joining in. The event started seven years ago, but this is the first year I have been blogging, thus the first year I am participating. (You do not have to have a blog to participate.)
This event is hosted by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings. The event starts in September and goes through October and celebrates "all things ghastly and ghostly" as we move into Fall.
A description of the event:
The purpose of R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII is to enjoy books and movies/television that could be classified (by you) as:
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.
There are two simple goals for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VIISee this post for specifics on how to join in on the fun. There are several levels of participation and several areas to participate in. In addition to books, movies, and television, you can post about short stories or join in group reads. There is a R.I.P. Review Site where participants may post links to any book or screen posts related to this event.
1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.
I love this event for so many reasons. Its flexibility. The art work. But most of all, the opportunity to see what others have read and reviewed, and visit new blogs.
I have chosen these perils:
Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be King or Conan Doyle, Penny or Poe, Chandler or Collins, Lovecraft or Leroux…or anyone in between.Since almost all of my reading falls in the categories of mystery, crime fiction, espionage fiction, and the occasional thriller, this will not be too ambitious for me, even with all the other things going on in these two months. I do plan to pick some books and films from the more ghastly end of the spectrum, in order to stretch a bit.
I plan to include some of these books in my choices for this event, but I am remaining flexible:
Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharon McCrumb
A Sight for Sore Eyes by Ruth RendellGhost Hero by S. J. RozanA Fatal Grace by Louise PennyTen Second Staircase by Christopher FowlerThe Calling by Inger Ash WolfeThe Coffin Dancer by Jeffery DeaverGarden of Beasts by Jeffery DeaverThe Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart NevilleThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
This is for those of us that like to watch suitably scary, eerie, mysterious gothic fare during this time of year. It may be something on the small screen or large. It might be a television show, like Dark Shadows or Midsomer Murders, or your favorite film.For this one, my husband and I plan to view these films:
Description at Wikipedia:
Shutter Island is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The film is based on Dennis Lehane's 2003 novel of the same name.
Description at Wikipedia:
Rear Window is a 1954 American suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, written by John Michael Hayes and based on Cornell Woolrich's 1942 short story "It Had to Be Murder".