R.I.P. XIII and Bloggiversary

Happy Bloggiversary to me!  5 years.   If you like reading and e-socializing with other readers, blogging is great.  I know I should be Tumblring or Instagramming, blogging is for dinosaurs, but I’m a reader.   That’s unlikely to change.   You can talk at me in your podcast or your vlog, but first you have to convince me to hit play and that hardly ever happens.   Even with the bloggers I enjoy reading.  So I hope you all keep blogging, too.  I can’t read all that many so hopefully it’s not too much to ask.   I started five years ago and still haven’t finished my Century of Books.   I think my heart’s not really in it.   I forget about it for long stretches.

The other thing I did almost immediately was R.I.P. VIII.   That will make this the sixth R.I.P.  with many thanks to those fine hosts who’ve kept it going over the years.


Click on the above to be taken to the site.   Here’s a bit of the description, in case you just fell off a turnip truck.   Sorry!   You might be new to this whole book blogging thing, though if you are, not sure how you found me!

The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:

Dark Fantasy.
The emphasis is never on the word challenge, instead it is about coming together as a community and embracing the autumnal mood, whether the weather is cooperative where you live or not.

The goals are simple. 

1. Have fun reading.

2. Share that fun with others.

R,I.P. XIII runs from 1 September – 31 October 2018 and is a great way to get into fall. (unless you’re from the southern hemisphere, in which case it’s an odd way to get into spring.)

There are, as with most challenges, various levels to participate, but this one is not emphasising the challenge, but more the participation.   You don’t have to read even one book.  You can read short stories or watch a creepy/scary/mysterious movie.

I usually manage Perl the First – read 4 books, but they may mostly have to come in October this year.   I haven’t decided for sure, but I’m thinking about Welcome to Night Vale (which was supposed to be a Book of Summer), Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Sundial by Shirley Jackson and maybe some Poe stories.   I probably need another one, but not sure what.

Hope you’ll join us Imbibing Peril!   The more the creepier!