R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril IX – Yeah, I’m doing RIP again.

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Reading Laura’s post reminded me – It’s RIP time! Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings give us all an excuse to read those horror/mystery/thriller/dark fantasy books that we’ve been meaning to get to. It runs from now until October 31st. My lack of reading time is a concern, so I’m going to aim for Peril the Second, which means I’m going to aim to read two books. If I read more than that, then hooray for me.





My possible reads (some pictured here, some not):

  • Misery by Stephen King – I was planning to read this in September anyways.
  • Red Planet Blues by Robert J. Sawyer – It’s a detective story that takes place on Mars. Win.
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – Because I STILL have not read this, and hey wouldn’t it be nice to finally make some progress on that Classics Club list? Yes it would be.
  • Bag of Bones by Stephen King – Another King novel I’ve heard great things about and should really finally get to. I believe it was on my pile last year, but I never started it.
  • Locke & Key comics by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  • random Joe Hill novellas / short stories I have on my Kindle (are we seeing a pattern here?)
  • The Walking Dead comics by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore
  • Kill City Blues by Richard Kadrey (part of the Sandman Slim series, I really need to catch up on it)

Well, I’m going to try! We’ll see what I can fit in. This along with some pumpkin lattes should get me in the mood for autumn 🙂 Are you signed up?

Any other creepy books or comics I should try out?




  1. This sounds SO FUN! I love everything about this time of year, Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love scary movies & books. I will have to fit in a few creepy books before October 31st. Enjoy!!


  2. What the h, I’ll be participating as well. I’ve got two Stephen Kings listed because I have to like at least ONE of his books at some point… hopefully. Bag of Bones was decent and people really seem to love this one. Red Planet Blues sounds delicious 🙂


  3. Yes, I’m doing it! This will be my first RIP. I studied Misery at university in an American Fiction module, and I expected it to be horrible (this was one of my first Stephen Kings and I knew him only by reputation) but it turned out to be the most interesting book on the course. I had a friend’s old copy and it had a really hideous cover – so hideous I put a plain paper cover over it so I didn’t have to look at the terrifying face.


  4. Augh, I keep reading about this today and it is making me want to join in! There’s something so deliciously satisfying about reading darker books during the fall and winter months (pumpkin coffee or apple cider in hand, of course).


  5. If you bought Heart Shaped Box as a physical book the publisher is currently offering a free digital copy – I think the details are on Hill’s twitter page. I haven’t read Heart Shaped Box myself but I’ve heard good things. And Locke and Key is a must read!

    Misery is fantastic, easily one of my favourite King books.

    I think I might just take part in RIP this year in spirit. I’ll try and read some spooky books, but I won’t sign up officially.


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