It doesn't feel like autumn to me without curling up for another spooky R.I.P. (Readers Imbibing Peril) event, hosted by the redoubtable Carl V. of Stainless Steel Droppings. For more information on this fun Halloween reading event, check out his post here as well as the review site.
Every year it seems I join this reading "event" a little later, mainly because it seems to be taking me longer and longer to get a handle on the school year as my kids get older. I like that Carl has stopped calling it a challenge, because this has never been a personal challenge as far as I'm concerned (to read x many books by x deadline, e.g.) - it's been a time to indulge in one of my favorite genres and to share it with others. I always end up with a bunch of new books on my reading list after this challenge, and the ones I add are never disappointing. I'm not going to sign up for a specific "peril" - I'm going to see how things go I always have the intention of doing some short stories, but rarely do I manage it. I do have a couple of short story collections on my list, so who knows?
Although it's taken me a while to get around to signing up for the challenge, I've already started my reading. This year the books I'm hoping to get to include:
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
The Darkest Hour by Meg Cabot
On the Day I Died by Candace Fleming
Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
What's a Ghoul to Do? by Victoria Laurie
Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill
Tales of Terror from the Black Ship by Chris Priestley
The Whispering House by Rebecca Wade