R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII… It’s back!

Posted By on August 31, 2012

I love this time of year! The nights are cooler, leaves begin to fall, and the days grow shorter. The world cozies up.

A few years ago, as I was reveling in a cozy, approaching Autumn, I discovered R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril (RIP), sponsored by Carl on Stainless Steel Droppings. (Amazing blog–check out the info for RIP VII, but see if you can leave Carl’s blog without a few book suggestions! Not sure it can be done.)

This year, I’m doing Peril the Second, a commitment to read two books, and Peril on the Screen, a commitment to watch suitably spooky/scary/thrillerish/gothic movies or programs. This is my secret super power. I can watch some TV and movies! I’ll probably include Arsenic and Old Lace–again, because it’s also a tradition around here! But there’s another movie I’m going to watch for this year’s Peril, Cry Wolf, a gothic-type story with Barbara Stanwyck and Errol Flynn. She’s his brother’s widow, unwelcome at the funeral, and he’s keeping huge secrets! I’ll be adding to my screen peril as I go.

For Peril the Second, I plan to read The Unsuspected, by Charlotte Armstrong. This is a how to prove who-done-it that I got interested in because I love the movie, also called The Unsuspected. I was so excited when I found the book, I bought it about a month ago and saved it for now!

My second book will be Rhys Bowen’s, Royal Flush. Love this series about Lady Georgiana, thirty-fourth in line to the throne of Britain, in the 1930s. I’m several books behind in the royal series now, so I hope I’ll add to my reading peril, too.

Those are my RIP VII plans! But, there’s one more thing. Carl suggests linking reviews we write to the RIP Review site. Another excellent place to find new reading/viewing suggestions. Again, even if you aren’t participating, look around for something you can’t resist!

Now, to finish my own work for the day so I can start reading!



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4 Responses to “R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII… It’s back!”

  1. Carl V. says:

    Wonderful to see you joining in again this year!

    Arsenic and Old Lace is a Halloween tradition for us as well. We always watch it on some October evening close to the day. Such a great funny, but slightly creepy, film. It scared my daughter when she was younger and she’ll watch it with us now but it still creeps her out a bit. Haven’t seen Cry Wolf but it sure sounds good.

    My wife is a fan of those Bowen books, should be a good fun choice. Thanks for taking part!

  2. admin says:

    Thanks for the welcome back! There was a music store that sponsored my first taste of 30s/40s movies when I was a kid, and my brother and I were actually a little terrified as we watched Arsenic and Old Lace in the middle of one Sunday night. There is a plot thread that feels a little twisted for the time, come to think of it. 😉

    Thanks again for sponsoring RIP VII! R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril has also become an Autumn tradition!

  3. Carl V. says:

    Yes there is. Kind of a dissonance there that adds a good creepy edge to this comedy. It is one of Grant’s best and, in my opinion, hits every note perfectly.

  4. admin says:

    Totally agree! I can probably recite every line in this movie, but it’s not one I can put on as background noise. If it’s playing, I watch. It holds up almost 70 years later!

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