Tuesday, September 26, 2017

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII

Dates: September 1 through October 31, 2017
Hosted by: Estella's Revenge 


✸ There are several different levels of participation:
  • Peril the First: Read four books of any length, from any of the challenge categories.
  • Peril the Second: Read two books of any length, from any category.
  • Peril the Third: Read one book of any length, from any category.
  • 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: This year the group will be reading Slade House by David Mitchell.
✸ Choose books from the following categories:
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
  • Gothic
  • Horror
  • Dark Fantasy
  • 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 Short Story.

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. An Echo of Murder (William Monk #23). Anne Perry / category: Mystery (detective fiction)
  2. See What I Have Done. Sarah Schmidt / category: Mystery (historical mystery fiction)
  3. The Body in the Library (Miss Marple #3). Agatha Christie / category: Mystery (mystery fiction - amateur detective) 
  4. The Graveyard Apartment. Mariko Koike; trans. by Deborah Boliver Boehm / category: Horror (haunted house)

MY SCREEN PERIL LIST, Part 1 (Movies):
  1. Nosferatu (1922; directed by F.W. Murnau)
  2. The Mummy (1932; the original with Karloff - I rewatch this one every year)
  3. The Wolf Man (1942; another rewatch of a favorite show) 
  4. The Relic (1997); directed by Peter Hyams, based on the thriller by Preston & Child)
  5. Return of the Fly (1959; also one I think I'd seen before, but I really had no memory of it)
  6. What Lies Beneath (2000; another favorite that I haven't seen in quite a while)

  1. Garage Sale Mysteries: The Art of Murder (2016)
  2. Garage Sale Mysteries: Murder by Text (2017) 


Perilous Reading Possibilities:
  • Beyond the Ice Limit. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  • 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 
  • Lovecraft Unbound. Ellen Datlow, ed.
  • The Midnight Side. Natasha Mostert
  • My Sister's Bones. Nuala Ellwood 
  • 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 
  • This House Is Haunted. John Boyne
  • When the Music's Over. Peter Robinson 

Screen Peril Possibilities:
  • The Conjuring 2 (2016 film)
  • Dream House (2011 film) 
  • The Gift (2015 film)
  • The Haunting (1963 film; I watch this every year) 
  • Heavenly Creatures (1994 film)
  • I Confess (1953 film; Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013 film) 
  • The Invisible Ray (1936 film) 
  • The Maze (1953 film)
  • Murder! (1930 film; Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Perception (TV series, 2012-15) 
  • Person of Interest (TV series, 2011-2016)
  • The Uninvited (1944 film; another one I watch every time RIP comes around) 
  • The Watcher in the Woods (1980 film)

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