Monday, August 31, 2015

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril / X

Artwork by Abigail Larson

Dates: September 1 through October 31, 2015
Hosted by: The Estella Society


✸ There are several different levels of participation:
  • Peril the First: Read four books of any length, from any subgenre you choose.
  • Peril the Second: Read two books of any length, from any subgenre you choose.
  • Peril the Third: Read one book of any length, from any subgenre you choose.
  • Peril of the Short Story: An extra option, for those who want to read shorter works.
  • Peril on the Screen: Another extra option, for those who like to watch scary or suspenseful fare on the large or small screen.
  • Peril of the Group Read: A third extra -- see announcement page for info.
✸ Choose books from the following subgenres:
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Gothic
  • Horror
  • Supernatural

✷ I'm signing up at the Peril the First level (four books), and I'll be combining that with Peril on the Screen and possibly Peril of the Group Read.

See my original post about the challenge HERE.
See the challenge announcement page HERE.
See the review site HERE.

MY BOOK LIST (books read, with links to any reviews/notes):
  1. A Man of Some Repute. Elizabeth Edmondson (Mystery
  2. The Quick. Lauren Owen (Gothic / Horror / Supernatural)
  3. Champagne for One (Nero Wolfe #31). Rex Stout (Mystery)
  4. Slade House. David Mitchell (Horror / Dark Fantasy
  5. The Maltese Falcon. Dashiell Hammett (Mystery
  6. The Night Sister. Jennifer McMahon (Horror / Supernatural)  

MY SCREEN PERIL LIST, Part 1 (Movies):
  1. The Apparition (2012)
  2. The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)
  3. Children of the Damned (1964) 
  4. Corruption (1968) 
  5. Hands of a Stranger (1962) 
  6. The Haunting (1963) 
  7. Mad Love (1935) 
  8. The Nanny (1965)
  9. Two On A Guillotine (1965) 
  10. White Noise 2: The Light (2007) 


Perilous Reading Possibilities:
  • Blue Labyrinth. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  • The Book of Lost Things. John Connolly
  • The Colony. F.G. Cottam 
  • Doll Bones. Holly Black; illus. by Eliza Wheeler
  • The Girl on the Train. Paula Hawkins
  • The Haunted Hotel. Wilkie Collins
  • The Midnight Side. Natasha Mostert
  • The Night Sister. Jennifer McMahon 
  • The Quick. Lauren Owen ✓
  • A Shadow on the Wall. Jonathan Aycliffe
  • Shadow Ritual. Eric Giacometti and Jacques Ravenne
  • A Song of Shadows. John Connolly 
  • Strangers on a Train. Patricia Highsmith 
  • Tales of Men and Ghosts. Edith Wharton 
  • This House Is Haunted. John Boyne
  • The Vanishment. Jonathan Aycliffe

Screen Peril Possibilities:
  • The Awakening (2011 film)
  • The Beast with Five Fingers (1946 film) ✓
  • Dream House (2011 film)
  • Heavenly Creatures (1994 film)
  • I Confess (1953 film; Alfred Hitchcock)
  • The Haunting (1963 film; I watch this every year) ✓
  • Perception (TV series, 2012-15)
  • The Uninvited (1944 film; another one I watch every time RIP comes around)

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