Thursday, September 2, 2010

RIP V ~ A Favorite Challenge of the Year (well almost)!

 

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RIP V  ~ Carl V. at Stainless Steel Droppings has a wonderful fall challenge. The RIP.  It will be my second year participating and his 5th hosting. It is a blast so come and join!

This gorgeous badge links to the challenge post. In the words taken from his site posted below is a small bit to entice you to join and celebrate the season with some scary reads and reviews.

Mystery. Suspense. Thriller. Dark Fantasy. Gothic. Horror. Supernatural.

Though the weather outside ain’t frightful, this type of reading makes September and October delightful. I know that as I have gathered together books for this, the fifth annual R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge, I have felt that chill up my spine and an anticipation that was hard to put on hold until now.

There are two simple goals for the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril V Challenge:

1. Have fun reading.
2. Share that fun with others.

As I do each and every year, there are multiple levels of participation that allow you to be a part of R.I.P. V without adding the burden of another commitment to your already busy lives. There is even a one book only option for those who feel that this sort of reading is not their cup of tea but want to participate all the same.

R.I.P. V officially runs from September 1st through October 31st. But lets go ahead and break the rules. Lets start today!!!

Multiple perils await you. You can participate in just one, or participate in them all.

(My Note ~ You can read as little as one book or up to as many as you wish, as well as a movies. A new addition specific to this year.)

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With a ton of books to choose from, in fact most of of the books in my tbr list fit for this challenge I could spend all year on this challenge. What's better yet is that it is so easy to pick up more books with all the reviews from the 100 plus and growing participants in the challenge. You can never have too many books. 

Badge to right links to the review post site, which is separate from the blog Stainless Steel Droppings.

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Goal: 

1 ~   Read four books, any length, that you feel fits my very broad definition of scary.

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2 ~  Short story reviews of any number.

 

 

Reviews will be posted below:

  1. Dante’s Journey ~ by JC Marino (John)

9 comments:

Carl V. said...

Great to have you back in the mix this year. Thanks! I'm thrilled for you that you already have a bunch of books on your tbr list that will fit. I hope whatever you pick ends up being great.

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Enjoy this challenge -- it's my favorite.

DCMetroreader said...

Love the button! This does sound like a fun challenge!

PS I have an award for you http://metroreader.blogspot.com/2010/09/summer-blogger-award.html

logankstewart said...

I'm glad it's RIP time again, to. It's one of the only challenges I do. Great reading and approaching Fall; can't go wrong with that.

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Carl -
I have this amazing teetering pile on goodreads and in our books for review here in our preview section.
I should post some links for people to peruse.
Looking forward to your reviews.

Diane -
Excellent. I got the impression that dark and scary was not something you enjoyed?

Kim -
The buttons are the best. Carl always has these great giveaways along the same theme. Join us.
I will be right over to check out my award. Thanks :)

Logan -
Its one of the best challenges out there (second is the Once Upon a Time Challenge.) When your working full time you have to pick and choose. Looking out for your reviews as always.

Trisha said...

This is my favorite challenge too! Such a great set of requirements for a book!

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Trish -
Yes... fun stuff. Its amazing how we think being scared is enjoyable... at least if its not really happening, to us.

Looking forward to your reviews as well :)

Kailana said...

Sounds like you are all set! I hope you enjoy whatever you end up picking to read. Happy reading!

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Kailana -
I have so many books to choose from I am not sure which to read first. Such problems. lol..

Thanks!

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