Saturday, November 02, 2013

RIP VIII Wrap-Up!

That's a wrap, kids. RIPVIII has wound down, and what an event it was! While I never really read as much as I want to, I did meet my goal of reading four books from the specified genres.



It was a mixed bag of reading, and a little hit and miss for me this year. You might recall that I didn't enjoy The Other Typist and I was a little iffy about parts of The Historian, but I absolutely adored The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and I relished Affinity's twisty ending.

Thanks to Heather for co-hosting the readalong of The Historian, and always to Carl for his fantastic event! I read a few short stories as well, but a post will be up about those next week. :)

See you next RIP! 




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  1. I think I might have to join in on this one next time, hopefully I'll be a little less overwhelmed with ALL THE BOOKS :) Glad you had a few great reads!

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    1. You definitely need to. It's just one of the most fun challenges, and there's a such a breadth of stuff that fits into the theme. :D

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  2. Congrats on finishing the challenge!

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    1. Thanks! I don't finish challenges often, but I have better luck with this one than most. :)

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  3. Awesome work, my dear Andi. You've certainly got me interested in The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and Affinity!

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    1. Thank you, thank you! I hope you like both! Sweetness is lighthearted and humorous. Affinity is dark and seductive. Pick a mood!

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  4. Congratulations on completing the challenge! I haven't had much success with completing challenges, but I always get good reading ideas from reading about challenge books. I love Sarah Waters, and I have Affinity on my Nook. I just haven't gotten around to it yet...

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    1. Thank you! I'm pretty bad at challenges myself, but I always do a bit better on this one. I hope you enjoy Affinity when you get to it!

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  5. I am so glad you enjoyed Affinity. I have a hankering to reread it.

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    1. It's good! I'm sure it's one I'll re-read in the future. The Little Stranger, too, but it scared me so. Ha!

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  6. I read The Historian when it first came out. I mostly remember "the evil librarian", thinking that the first thing I'd want to do if I were turned into a vampire would be to spend eternity in a library, and that the eastern bloc nations sound interesting and complicated and steeped in history, but I'd still take a beach over visiting one of them, any day.

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    1. LOL, yes re: spending eternity in the library. I would be SO there. Definitely those eastern bloc countries are steeped in history and complication and mystery. I need to read more about them!

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  7. I really need to read The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. Maybe next month.

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    1. I think you'll dig it when you get around to it. It's a fun one!

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  8. Congrats on completing it! I love the RIP challenge. Wasn't Affinity wonderful? I still have two Sarah Waters books to savor.

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    1. It was wonderful! I can't wait to read more of her stuff. Hopefully before winter is over!

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  9. I should probably do a wrapup post too, although it doesn't help that I'm still reading my last selection....

    I'm glad you enjoyed The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. Flavia is a hoot!

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    1. Which one is your last selection? I hope it's good!

      LOVE me some Flavia! I can't wait to read the second book.

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  10. I'm so glad you've discovered Flavia. She is just fantastic.

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    1. She is! I'm really glad too, and I can't wait to read the next book.

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