Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting his 8th consecutive autumn event.
In his words:
Be they our favorite cozy mysteries, exciting police procedurals, classic tales about things that go bump in the night or contemporary terrors that chill us to the bone, there is something delicious about the ability of the printed word to give us a fright. At no time of the year is this more of a delight than when Summer heat turns to Autumn chill as the days become ever darker.
Eight years ago I became aware of reading challenges and wanted to start one of my own, hoping to find others who shared my Autumnal predilection for the works of Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker and other authors contemporary and classic who captured the spirit of gothic literature. All these years later we are still going strong, welcoming September with a time of coming together to share our favorite mysteries, detective stories, horror stories, dark fantasies, and everything in between.
This is my second year participating in R.I.P., and as is often the case, last year my intentions were much grander than my accomplishments. But, why let a little thing like that stand in the way of big plans?
My goal is rather modest: to read two R.I.P books during the event period. I haven’t settled on two specific books yet. Possibly some Bradbury, or some Jackson or Doyle, or some Poe.
I also plan to participate in the Peril of the Short Story!
I have a read-along of M.R. James ghost stories tentatively planned in my Goodreads Group for the month of October.
Carl runs one of my favorite blogs, and there are a lot of participants in this years reading event. I think that I linked up as number 152. I am looking forward to all of the posts from people participating in the event – reading about the books that OTHER people are reading is almost as much fun as reading my own!