RIP XIt is super easy to forget fall is coming when you live in Florida where it’s summer basically through November. But indeed, fall is on its way, and with it my favoritest reading challenge — Readers Imbibing Peril!

If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you know the drill, but for newbies, let me tell you why RIP is so cool:

1) You get to read the best kinds of books.
That is to say, the creepy ones! Or just mysterious or possibly fantastical or suspenseful or what have you. Is it a book that feels like a book you should be reading on Hallowe’en? You can read it for RIP!

2) You get to read as many as you want.
I’ve made fun of this in the past, but now that I’m super lazy I am all about the “read at least one book” option. I can read one book! However lazy I am, though, I love this event so much that I will again choose Peril the First — read four books of sufficienty RIP-ly-ness (this is probably not a word). If you are a less lazy person than I, you can also get in on the Peril of the Group Read, in which you read a book at the same time as a bunch of other people and then talk about it on the internets. Fun!

3) You get to count things that are not books.
I’ll also be throwing my hat into the Peril of the Short Story and the Peril on the Screen, which involve, uh, reading short stories and watching TV. I am always looking for excuses to read short stories, and my TV-watching consists almost entirely of RIP-worthy shows, so these are no-brainers.

So what are you waiting for? Join me and bask in the awesomeness of RIP! If you’ve got any great suggestions for novels or short stories I can enjoy over the next two months, please leave them in the comments below!

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