R. I. P. XIV

RIP completely snuck up on me, as I suppose is appropriate.  But if 20 Books of Summer is still going on, and it's 95 degrees out, how can it be RIP already?  Well, luckily for us, it just can.  September 1st happens no matter what the weather.  And so here we are, for the 14th year of Readers Imbibing Peril.  The rules are easy and general:
The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:
Dark Fantasy.
The emphasis is never on the word challenge, instead it is about coming together as a community and embracing the autumnal mood, whether the weather is cooperative where you live or not.
The goals are simple. 
1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.
As we do each and every year, there are multiple levels of participation (Perils)...
Ooo, new color scheme!  Nice!
 Head on over there to check out the Perils and decide what you want to do!

I walked around the house and gathered a few titles (a difficult task; we're prepping to put new carpet in two bedrooms and the books are double-stacked and all over the place where the carpet will not be).  I'm not sure yet what I'm going to read, but I'm finding myself in a mood to read some old kids' favorites, like William Sleator and John Bellairs.  I also have a few things on my TBR pile that seem appropriate, and though I read mysteries like candy all year long, I did grab a couple.  Recently a large box completely filled with my favorite kinds of mysteries was donated, and most of them were not in good enough shape to sell, so I got some Georgette Heyers I'd never read, and a few Sayers I didn't have.  I've been wanting to re-read Busman's Honeymoon for quite some time.  I also had a lucky strike recently to find some of the lesser-known Elizabeth Peters mysteries -- I'm reasonably fond of the Peabodys, but what I really like are the one-off Gothics and the Jacqueline Kirbys. 

So my collection of RIP reads is not exactly planned and coordinated, but it does look like fun!  Will you be joining RIP?



  1. I have one more Heyer mystery on my stack that I recently found. It was a nice surprise since I thought I had already read them all! And I just barely saw the cover of Rotherweird the other day and almost grabbed it. I should get it on my library hold list! (Okay, just went to do that and read the summary and now I think I just need to own it.)
    Have fun with your RIP reading!

  2. I got quite lucky with Rotherweird; I'd only just heard of it and requested that the library purchase it, and then a UK copy came across the donation table, so now I have my own!

  3. Aw, I love the lesser Elizabeth Peters books! The Murders of Richard III and Die for Love are *mwah* chef's kiss. I am actually rereading Have His Carcase right now and enjoying it like crazy, as I always do.

  4. I'm joining too. It's in the 80s here so I know what you mean. Usually, it doesn't feel like RIP until October, but for some reason I am ready for the horror now :)

    Good luck with your new carpeting.


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