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I’ve been hearing about this challenge for months now, with seemingly everyone stockpiling books for this annual challenge. When first broached about joining the challenge, I wasn’t certain I would be able to do so. When I think of horror or scary stories, I think of Stephen King, not Bram Stoker. Then I started looking through my TBR pile for anything that fit one of the available categories: mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror, supernatural. Hmmm….in a cursory glance, I immediately came across five books that fit that bill. Then I started thinking of books I could re-read that would fit those categories. Apparently, I have more than I thought, especially when you consider I have almost every vampire book Anne Rice ever wrote. So, I will be participating in this year’s Readers Imbibing Peril IV challenge hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings. I plan on going for it and completing Peril the First – four books of any length of any subgenre. Right now, the possibilities include the following:

Creepers by David Morrell
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
The Shimmer by David Morrell
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howard
Drood by Dan Simmons

I’m also thinking of throwing in some oldies but goodies:

The entire Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

I figure that if I re-read the entire Twilight saga, I’m golden (and yes, they fit because they are fantasy and are suspenseful). So, we’ll see where this challenge takes me.

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