Rest in peace RIP VIII – your work here is complete!

Break out the dust sheets and cover up those stacks.  We have once again reached the conclusion of RIP hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings.  Where did the time go.  I feel like I only just posted the start of the event and there I was at the end. I think it’s fairly safe to say that this year’s event has just about turned into a historical fact with masses of bloggers taking part and about 500 reviews posted! Whew – that’s a lot of reading and looking at a lot of the posts Dr Sleep seems to have been very popular!  Cant wait to read that one.

I really enjoyed taking part although I think I fell far short of my over ambitious plans.

My books this year:

  1. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  2. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  3. Skulk by Rosie Best
  4. The Returned by Jason Mott
  5. Charm by Sarah Pinborough
  6. The Shining by Stephen King
  7. The Dolls House (Sandman Series Vol 2) by Neil Gaiman
  8. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

So, ahem, didn’t exactly stick to my original list although I did complete three of my intended reads.

The biggest surprise for me was The Shining.  And what I mean by that was I didn’t expect to find it superior to the film (because I do like the film) – but it was far superior!  I loved it.

The Boneshaker was a great adventure to read with dirigibles and zombies.  Charm was a lovely twisted take on Cinderella and Something Wicked This Way Comes exceeded my expectations magnificently.

Just remains to say a really enthusiastic thanks to Carl for hosting another amazing year.  I love Stainless Steel Dropping because it allows me to take part in so many great blogger events.  Thanks Carl 😀

Now, don’t be too sad that this event has ended because as the saying goes, one door closes and another one opens up.  Wave goodbye to all things chilling and get ready for flying saucers and little green men.

Firstly Sci Fi month over at Rinn’s Reads – check out the details here – a whole month celebrating sci fi.  Then from December 1st Carl’s own Science Fiction Experience will begin which also dovetails nicely with Vintage Sci Fi hosted by Andrea at Little Red Reviewer in the New Year.

Thinking caps and space helmets on then to find some great books to take read for these events!  May the Force be with you…

7 Responses to “Rest in peace RIP VIII – your work here is complete!”

  1. TBM

    I can’t believe it’s over. I only read two books this year–how sad is that! Must do better for the sci fi–thinking space cap is on.

  2. jessicabookworm

    Well done Lynn I think you read a great amount! I haven’t taken part in the Science Fiction Experience before but I’m seriously considering this year.

    • lynnsbooks

      Yes do, there’s Carl’s Sci Fi Experience (keep wanting to call it experiment) and then the Vintage sci fi over at Andrea’s – which is great because you get to read some oldies like HG Wells and Jules Verne – although you don’t have to go that far back if you don’t want.
      Lynn 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        Well actually that’s exactly what I was thinking because I have H G Wells and Jules Verne on my Classics Club list 🙂

      • lynnsbooks

        Excellent. I need to make some choices!
        Lynn 😀

  3. cherylmahoney

    Aren’t “over-ambitious goals” sort of *designed* to not be met? 😉 Looks like you got to lots of books anyway!

    • lynnsbooks

      Well, that’s the good thing about RIP – it lasts for two months so you don’t feel stressed about your reading!
      Lynn 😀

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