Saturday, October 3, 2015

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril X Reading Challenge, 2015

(Image created by the highly talented Abigail Larson, used with permission)

This is a very interesting Halloween reading challenge I have recently come across. Originally hosted by Carl @ Stainless Steel Droppings, it's now hosted by Andi and Heather @ The Estella Society.

This challenge has been going strong for TEN years now, which is truly remarkable! I've visited some of the blogs that have already signed up this year, and am very intrigued by the interesting reads chosen by these bloggers.

Books selected for the challenge must have some connection with one or more of the following genres: mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, Gothic, horror, supernatural. Alternatively, as Andi and Heather put it, these reads could be "anything sufficiently moody", or related to these genres.

Both of the books I have picked are re-reads; they are also two of my all-time favorite classics. They both fit in the R.I.P. X categories above. The first one, Tryst, is a paranormal romance novel, and is not that well-known, unfortunately. The second, Rebecca, is quite famous, and is in the mystery/suspense/thriller categories, with a hint of the supernatural, as well.

This challenge began on Sept. 1st, and will continue until Oct. 31st.

There are several levels of participation, according to the number of books to be read, and so forth. 

These are the books I will be reading, and the level I have selected.

Peril The Second
Read two books of any length that you believe
fit within the R.I.P. categories.

I'm really looking forward to this challenge! I'd love to attempt to read more books, but lack of time prevents me from doing so.... 

For more information, and to sign up for this great, fun challenge, please visit the challenge page @ The Estella Society.


Brian Joseph said...

I participated in this event in previous years. I am getting a little bogged down this year and i am not sure if I will be able to participate.

I am looking forward to your upcoming commentary.

I hope that you are having a great weekend Maria!

Maria Behar said...

Hey, Brian!

I finally decided to participate in this challenge, in addition to the other one Iv'e already joined. I do love that button, too! Abigail Larson is definitely VERY talented!!

The books I have picked both fit in the R.I.P. categories, but neither one is in the horror genre. As you know, I HATE that genre with a passion! But the first book, "Tryst", is definitely a supernatural novel, as it's a ghost story. As for "Rebecca", it's not strictly supernatural, but it does have a hint of that, as I remember from my first reading of it, years ago.

It's too bad that you can't participate this year....I hope that you will be able to do so in the other Halloween reading challenge I joined.

Thanks for commenting!! I hope you're having a nice weekend, as well!! : )