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Challenge Accepted: R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII (RIP XII)

ripxii800Fall is finally here!  Cooler days, changing colors, football and, of course, fall reading!

With the return of fall comes the return of the Readers Imbibing Peril challenge.  Started by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings, the challenge will be hosted this year by My Capricious Life and Estella’s Revenge.

The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:
  • Mystery.
  • Suspense.
  • Thriller.
  • Dark Fantasy.
  • Gothic.
  • Horror.
  • Supernatural.

There are a couple of participation levels and even a group read scheduled for October.

I’m in and trying for Peril 1. This means I’ll try to read four books of any length that fit the guidelines.  I’m pretty sure I can do it, especially in light of the fact that I’ve already got the new Stephen King book on reserve at my local library!

Find out more at the links listed above or you can just sign up here.


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Twenty Books of Summer Challenge 2015


UPDATE: (September 9)  Challenge completed!!!!

So, I stumbled across this challenge a week or so ago and thought — I’d really like to participate.  I then promptly forgot to sign up for it.

But better late than never, right!  (And you can join too because the challenge runs until September 14!)

The Twenty Books of Summer Challenge is hosted by Cathy at 746 Books.   In previous summers, I’ve come up with a list of books I wanted to read that summer, which by mid-July I’ve read about half of and then picked up a few others.  This summer, I’m going to try and follow my list, but I make no promises.  I say this because I can be easily distracted by new shiny books either on the library or store shelf or arriving on my e-reader.   Continue reading


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National Readathon Day 2015


Yesterday was National Readathon Day.

And while I couldn’t devote the entire day to reading, I was able to set aside a couple of hours to relaxing and enjoying a couple of good books.     Over the course of my personal read-a-thon, I streamed a couple of classical music playlists designed for readers from Amazon Prime and read the following:

Finished Reading:

Prince of Fools by by Mark Lawrence
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Farris

Started and Finished:

The Avengers: Age of Ultron


Cemetery Girl by David J. Bell
The Pocket Wife by Susan J. Crawford

Did anyone else participate in the read-a-thon?  If so, what did you read?

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A Reading Challenge for 2015


It looks like it could be a fun challenge to try during 2015! Continue reading


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