Wednesday, October 31, 2012


I'm now home from the annual trick-or-treating with the kids. I tried to sneak some of their candy, but they were having none of that (they didn't have anything that great so I'll just sneak out my Green & Black's dark chocolate after they go to sleep). Now they're slipping into sugar comas. Well, not actually, the boys are watching the Chelsea v. Manchester United match. With one Chelsea fan and one Man U fan, we always end up with one sad boy.

Enough of the rambling, and on to the book talk. Nothing like waiting until the last minute to wrap-up RIP VII, considering Halloween is almost over. It has been so much fun. It was my first year participating, and I rocked Peril the First. What I didn't rock was actually blogging about the books, but that's neither here nor there. I present to you, my list.

  1. Lord of the Flies by William Golding--I'm totally counting this. Pretty creepy stuff.
  2. It by Stephen King--fun read-along (or italong) hosted by Jill and Christina
  3. Dracula by Bram Stoker--fun Halloween read, but kind of disappointing overall
  4. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson--Favorite book of the year hands down. So good.
  1. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters -- super fun read-along with the Estella Society
  2. Don't Look Back by Laura Lipman--big lead up to a huge letdown; really disappointing
  3. The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce #2)
  4. A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce #3)

I'm still working on Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde, but probably won't make it by tonight. Hope everyone enjoyed some great RIP reading. Thanks to Carl for hosting.

Did you participate this year? What was your favorite read.


  1. I never got to The Little Stranger during this RIP. I'll have to try again next year and make it the first one I read.

    1. Jenners, the Little Stranger was pretty good. It wasn't as scary as I was hoping. I would recommend the audio narrated by Simon Vance. It was excellent.

  2. Ooh, Flavia de Luce number? I think I missed that coming out, I loved the first two!

    1. Joanna, the third Flavia de Luce was pretty good. I'm excited for number four because I think it takes place at Christmas time.