R.I.P. Challenge VII: It’s That Time of Year Again


R.I.P. Challenge VIIOoooh! Time for my most favorite reading challenge, the R.I.P. Reading Challenge. No other reading challenge so perfectly matches the time of year to reading selections, in my opinion. I have not been reading as much as I usually do this year. A big move, a new job. Lots of reasons. I really want to participate in this challenge, but I am not going to commit myself to a set number of books, especially because I will be taking a Harvard course pretty soon, and I’m not sure how much time I’ll have. But technically, I’m shooting for Peril the First.

I am thinking about these choices:

I also really want to read [amazon asin=0380977273&text=Something Wicked This Way Comes] by Ray Bradbury, which strikes me as both the quintessential fall book and most perfect book for this challenge ever. I’ve already read both of the group reads for the challenge, and while I really wouldn’t mind reading [amazon asin=0060530944&text=The Graveyard Book] book again, I want to read books I haven’t read yet this time. Both of the group reads are excellent and perfect for this challenge.

To make it more interesting, I’m going to create a soap recipe for each book that reminds me of some aspect or other of the book, and if the recipes turn out well, I’ll give away a bar of each, here on this blog. So stay tuned, and encourage me to read, because otherwise no soap.

I will try to read these five books, but I’m not sure if I will get to all of them. Here’s hoping! I need to get cracking, but I need to read [amazon asin=006218850X&text=The Orchardist] first as I have a deadline very soon. More on that book later. Wish me luck!


9 thoughts on “R.I.P. Challenge VII: It’s That Time of Year Again

  1. I like the idea of pairing soap with each book! How creative. R.I.P. Challenge is one of my favorite challenges. I look forward to it all year long. Good luck with finishing The Orchardist in time! Have a great week.

  2. Welcome to RIP from a fellow challenger. You have a great looking list of books there–Dracula in Love especially sounds interesting. I'm getting ready to start my first RIP book, The Woman in White. Enjoy!

    1. I read The Woman in White a few years ago and LOVED it! You will love the characters. I though Marian was awesome, and Count Fosco stole every scene he was in. Frederick Fairlie was hilarious. Enjoy it! It's a great read.

  3. Thanks so much for your kind words and for your faithful participation in this event. I love seeing you join us for this every year. Your reading choices look great, and Something Wicked would indeed be a perfect poster-boy for R.I.P.

    I mentioned in a reply to you on my site that I hope you'll post about your soaps, a fantastic idea, and that you'll link to those posts in the review site. You have me very curious and your idea is very exciting.

  4. I don't think I've seen anyone else read Mr. Timothy so I'm excited for you to read it! As for a soap pairing with it, that's kind of a funny thought as there is a lot of mention of the stinking Thames in it. I can't wait to see what you do!

    1. Yeah, I don't think Stinking Thames soap is a good idea, but I'm hoping once I read it, something else will come to me naturally.

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