The Sunday Salon

Happy Sunday everyone!  I can’t even explain how happy I am to have a three day weekend.  Especially since it is our weekend to have my stepdaughter–now we have her three days instead of two! We went to my parent’s lake house yesterday morning and just got back.  It was nice and relaxing–I hope the remainder of the weekend is the same!

I am also really happy because I*think* my reading slump really is over.  Hopefully I didn’t just jinx myself by typing that. I think part of it can be attributed to the RIP V challenge.

The RIP challenge is undoubtedly my favorite challenge all year.  I already read one book for the challenge this week–Wait Until Twilight, by Sang Pak–and I am now reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt.  At this rate, I will go way over the four books that I signed up for.

This week, I also read The Sealed Letter, by Emma Donoghue.  My library doesn’t have its copies of Room in yet, so I figured I would go with a different Donoghue.

I found another challenge/event to join–

My problem is that I get off of work and inevitably find stuff to do other than read.  Clean, cook, watch TV . . . by the time I get around to reading, I am too tired to read much.  So I figured for the week of this catch-up read-a-thon, I will make reading my number one priority after work.  It will be nice to have a week where there are no excuses.  Let’s not kid ourselves though, I will likely have to do some cleaning and cooking anyway 😉

So that’s what has been going on with me this week.  How about everyone else–did you have a good reading week?


Yes, it is that time of the year again!  Did autumn sneak up on you this year?  Because I feel like summer just started! No matter though, because I am ready to whip out my footie pajamas and lounge on my couch with a good book and some hot apple cider!

So for this challenge, I decided to go for Peril in the First.  I waffled back and forth, unsure if I would finish four books but I figured I would go for it and if I don’t read four, oh well–it certainly won’t be the first challenge where I fall short!

To qualify for this challenge, a book must meet at least one of the following categories.

Dark Fantasy.

As for my tentative list, here it is–

The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova

The Ask and the Answer, Patrick Ness

The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters

Faithful Place, Tana French

Mistress of the Art of Death, Ariana Franklin

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, John Berendt

Obviously my list is subject to change, as it typically does.

I am super excited to start this challenge.  For anyone who would like to join, you can find the sign ups here.