The Sunday Salon (Oct. 23): RIP VI update

The Sunday I’m still recovering from the readathon (which was a lot of fun, btw!) but I thought I’d better talk about my RIP Vi challenge reading, as it’s nearly the end of October and thus the end of the challenge.

So far? It’s gone pretty bad. I haven’t read any of the books on my original list, and though I’ve read several books that fit into the RIP Vi idea I still feel kind of bad for not actually reading the books I originally said I would.

Since it’s silly for feeling bad about what I haven’t read, I’ve decided to do another list, one with RIP VI-y books I have read.

1. Mister Creecher – Chris Priestley
2. The Letter, the Witch and the Ring – John Bellairs
3. The Boneshaker – Kate Milford
4. The Devil’s Elixir – ETA Hoffmann (although technically I’m still reading it)

I’d still like to read the books on my original RIP VI list, but I honestly don’t feel like doing so right now. I’ll just have to put them off for a little bit longer, I guess!

How’s your RIP VI reading going? Have you stuck to your original list of books, or have you gone in an entirely different direction?

Weekly Book Stats

Books read this week:
124. Magic Knight Rayearth vol. 1 – CLAMP [rating: 4]
125. Magic Knight Rayearth vol. 2 – CLAMP [rating: 3.5]
126. Magic Knight Rayearth vol. 3 – CLAMP [rating: 3.5]
127. The Boneshaker – Kate Milford [rating: 4.5]
128. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making – Catherynne M. Valente [rating: 5]
129. Prince of Persia: The Graphic Novel – AB Sina [rating: 2]

Books reviewed this week:
105. Act of Will – A. J. Hartley [rating: 3] e
111. The Softwire: Virus on Orbis 1 – PJ Haarsma [rating: 3.5] e
114. Someone Like You – Sarah Dessen [rating: 4]
118. The Apothecary – Maile Meloy [rating: 4] B

Books acquired this week:

Currently reading:
Now that I’ve got the Christie biography I really do need to hunker down and finish her autobiography. I’m planning on giving the bio (it’s an ARC) away with the tote bag, so I need to read that quickish! I’m also reading one of her mysteries at the moment.

5 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon (Oct. 23): RIP VI update”

  1. OMG. My RIP reading is going just as bad as yours. I think I’ve read MAYBE two books off my original list with nothing else to add to it. *sigh* At least we have one week left to read a little bit more.

    1. Very true! I’m going to try and get into a Halloween-y mood this week. I need to read some non-horror books for reviewing purposes, but I can squeeze in some scary ones, too, I think.

  2. I managed to read 3 books off my original list, but only wrote a review for one. I need to get on that! Thanks for the substitute idea. I’m going to count Ghouls Gone Wild, that I started during the Read-a-thon for my 4th book, since I’ve yet to get into the other one I actually picked. It certainly qualifies as spooky in a fun way!

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