With autumn soon to be arriving on our doorstep, it’s the perfect time to sign-up for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril or R.I.P. III hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings. Until October 31st, the R.I.P. III event invites you to read and/or watch any story that makes your heart race or gives you a chilly shiver down the spine from genres, such as mystery, horror, gothic, fantasy and suspense. There are multiple Perils of participation, so anyone can join in the fun.
For R.I.P. III, I will be participating in Peril the Second, reading two books for the event. First up, the 1897 classic horror story, Dracula, featuring the world’s most famous literary vampire. It’s my first reading of Bram Stoker’s gothic book after seeing the 1992 adaptation by Francis Ford Coppola several times. I’ve already dived into the book and love it. Jonathan Harker is absolutely adorable! He’s such a neat, clean-cut and good guy. And, like whoa, he totally looks like Keanu Reeves in my head, dude!
I will also read The Return of Sherlock Holmes picking up where I left off with The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles. I love pop culture’s new love affair with Holmes and Watson with the rise in popularity of BBC’s TV show, Sherlock, the Sherlock Holmes movies and, to a lesser extent, the TV show Elementary.
What are you reading for R.I.P. III?