It’s That Time of Year Again! [R.I.P VIII]

Mystery. Suspense. Thriller. Dark Fantasy. Gothic. Horror. Supernatural. Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above. That is what embodies the stories, written and visual, that we celebrate with the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril event.

Every year, Carl V. over at Stainless Steel Droppings hosts the Once Upon a Time Challenge from March to June and the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Event from the 1st of September to the 31st of October- and I’m a huge fan of both.

Some of you might know that I went on an (almost) year-long blogging break around August 2012. And while I took part in R.I.P VII in spirit – obsessively devouring books left, right, and center – I wasn’t on the blogverse to share in the real fun. I fully intend to make up for it with a vengeance this year!

For those of you that don’t know what R.I.P is, go here. I’ll let the man himself explain it to you.

Also, there’s going to be a read-a-long of Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian. If you’d like to take part in the event, head over to The Estella Society to sign up!

I’ve compiled a list of the books I intend to read and movies / TV shows I intend to watch. I’m going to keep a permanent record here. Review links/ratings will appear below the titles as I finish them.

The Shining

American Gods

Children of Men

Marvel 1602

The Warded Man

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Forbrydelsen [The Killing]

The Usual Suspects

The Machinist


As always, I love recommendations, so feel free to throw them at me!