The “Readers Imbibing Peril” challenge (experience) is starting up at the beginning of September. This is another reading event from Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings, and it’s my first year joining in. As you might guess from the acronym, this challenge is about a creepier side of literature, focusing on mysteries and horror and gothic writing.
This is not quite so much my area as the Once Upon a Time challenge–in fact, it’s not at all my area! But since Carl’s events are so much fun, I can’t resist jumping in anyway, and I’m willing to try a few books from the darker, more mysterious region of writing.
I have less planned than I’ve done for other challenges. I think I’ll be conservative and aim for Peril the Second (read two books), Peril of the Short Story, and Peril on Screen. I have Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie and some Sherlock Holmes to get me started on mysteries. Northanger Abbey is next on my list from Jane Austen, to bring in the gothic. And maybe I’ll watch some Twilight Zone or Alfred Hitchcock. Other than that, I’m curious to see what other people read and review, and expect to pick up some new ideas from that.
And I expect to have an excellent good time. 🙂