Here's how RIP host Carl Anderson introduces this year's celebration:
"Eleven years ago I embarked on a quest to bring a community of readers together to enjoy the literature most associated with the darkening days and cooling temperatures of Autumn:
I wanted to be able to use the well-worn graveyard acronym, R.I.P., so I came up with the name R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril. And for over a decade that is what we have done, imbibed together."
Please visit Carl's website at Stainless Steel Droppings and learn more if you're interested. There are many sizes of challenges you can undertake, including reading books and short stories -- you choose the amount -- watching films and/or playing video games that connect with one or more of the genres listed above. If you create reviews, you can post links on an RIP community page.
- THE GRINDLE NIGHTMARE (1935) by Q. Patrick
- THE JUDGE AND HIS HANGMAN (1955) by Friedrich Durrenmatt
The contest is open now and (aptly) closes on October 31st. I look forward to discovering the pleasures of these two books and participating in a new reading challenge!