The Sunday Salon: RIP Wrap Up

This post is going up a bit late because I had to go to my mother and father in law’s house earlier to check out a kitten they found.  They originally wanted me to take the kitten until they were able to find a shelter for her later this week, but by the time I got to their house they had already decided to keep her! She is the snuggliest, friendliest kitten I have ever seen and she slept curled up in my arms forever! She even let me clip her nails with nary a fuss! She’s all black and I think they have decided to name her Jynx.  I wish I thought to take my camera.

Tomorrow is Halloween, but as usual I am not doing anything special.  I still have to get candy for the trick or treaters, and since my stepdaughter will be with her mom, it will just be a quiet night at home for my husband and me.  Maybe I will even finish my book, which will make my total for October 13 books. I usually only read 7-8 a month, but the readathon definitely upped that, not to mention that less hours at work=more reading time!

Meanwhile, tomorrow also marks the end of Carl’s RIP challenge.  Here is what I read for the challenge–

Kindle Books:

The Night Stranger, by Chris Bohjalian

Cold Kiss, by Amy Garvey

Curtains, by Tom Jokinen

Print Books:

The Alienist, by Caleb Carr

The Devil’s Star, by Jo Nesbo

The Fates will Find Their Way, by Hannah Pittard

The House at Riverton, by Kate Morton

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs

The Poison Tree, by Erin Kelly

The Lantern, by Deborah Lawrenson

That’s a total of ten books, which is more than I had hoped to read.  I usually stick to around eight RIP books per year.  As always, I really enjoyed this challenge.  It’s one of the few that I always finish, which is amazing considering my track record with reading challenges!

I hope everyone has a nice, relaxing Sunday.  I am headed to my parent’s house shortly to have dinner but maybe I’ll squeeze in some reading at some point.

9 Responses

  1. What a wonderful story about the kitten. I hope your mom and dad definitely keep her…she sounds adorable! And if she gets used to having her nails clipped regularly now, she’ll always allow it to be done!

    You read a lot of books for Carl’s RIP Peril Challenge, that’s fantastic!

  2. Oh a new kitten! I have kitten jealousy. On top of the book jealousy I have that your been reading so many this month. When the cold and rain start, all I want to do is curl up with a book and my two cats.

  3. You did great for the RIP challenge! I didn’t read as many books as you did, but I managed to get a few in. Happy reading!

  4. I want to read the Lantern! I am not doing anything for Halloween either… laying low I think 🙂

  5. I’m not even buying candy…we get so few trick-or-treaters and I don’t want the leftovers in the house!

  6. Happy Halloween! I want to read The Lantern after seeing all the discussion lately.

  7. You did great… and you’ve added several books to my wish list 😉

  8. Wow 13 books!! Now I am impressed 😛

  9. I love The House at Riverton. I picked up The Distant Hours the other day simply because I loved H@R so much.

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