Saturday, October 31, 2015
R.I.P.X - A summary....
What a fun time it has been to participate, if a little quietly, in R.I.P. X. I've meant to join in with this event for years and years. Of course, just when it started, I kind of quit writing reviews. Ah well. It's all good. I am going to use this as a summary post of what I've read during September and October that falls into the R.I.P. category. And, no, not everything I've read would qualify. Most things, but not all. Here's what I read for Peril the First:
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
The Girl In The Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz
Dust And Shadow by Lyndsay Faye
Salem's Lot by Stephen King
As you can see, I was kind of focused on the Lisbeth Salander books. The first 3 were re-reads for me in preparation for the 4th. All good. Then a little Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes and then some Maine vampires.
Books in Print or E-Books
In A Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
Burnt Paper Sky by Gilly Macmillan (aka What She Knew in the US - will be published 12/1/15)
Long Upon The Land by Margaret Maron (the last Deborah Knott mystery - #20 - sob!)
After The Storm by Linda Castillo
The Ghost Fields by Elly Griffiths
Disclaimer by Renee' Knight
Bliss House by Laura Benedict
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
Missing You by Harlan Coben
I managed to read some of the newest books in several of my favorite series and also picked up some new authors. Bliss House would qualify as horror and Missing You was a book group read. The goal was to read 4 books in the category and between the audio and regular books, I read 15. Score!
I totally failed on reading or watching any of the items that I shared in the picture above (which was on my original post). What is it about making set lists or publicly sharing your 'picks'? I immediately want to read something else. Ha! Well, all of these are still in my home, so maybe next year, right?
I guess the new fall shows in my regular TV watching would qualify for Peril On the Screen. I watch a lot (really a lot) of crime shows. And I'm happy that the new season has begun. I wasn't overly enthused with this summer's Masterpiece Mystery. There was no Lewis. I'm waiting for the next season of that show - have to have my Hathaway fix.
Hope everyone else had a good reading time in September and October and you can bet that I'll be joining in again next year. Here's to R.I.P. XI, yes??