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Friday, September 5, 2014

RIP IX, Sparrow readalong and a More Diverse Universe .

I’m failing pretty epically at the TBR challenge and the women writer’s challenge, although I haven’t added up the numbers for the latter in a while. For TBR though, I lost track of it in….. May.

However, it’s time for RIP IX and although I also failed out of Once Upon A Time (again), I see no reason to let that stop me. So I’m signing up for RIP IX and have hastily put together a small pile of books for Peril the First.

I’m going to read (re-read in all cases but one, I realise) Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, By The Pricking of my Thumbs by Agatha Christie, My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier and Bag of Bones by Stephen King.

I’m also going to do Peril on the Big Screen and watch the recent remake of Rosemary’s Baby - the miniseries with . Zoe Saldana? That one.

One of my favourite books is The Sparrow, by Maria Doria Russell and I discovered - on instagram actually - that Trish  of http://www.lovelaughterinsanity.com/ is hosting a readalong this month. So, naturally, I barged in. :D I”m hoping to start it tomorrow.

Lastly, Aarti of http://www.aartichapati.com is holding another A More Diverse Universe reading challenge. It’s a great challenge that I also failed out of last year, but I’m going to give it another go. It’s super simple: read and review a book by a person of colour during the last two weeks of September. That’s it. The sign-up post is here: http://www.aartichapati.com/2014/08/diversiverse-sign-up-post.html

I don’t have a book picked out for it yet, but I’m going to do that this week. I’m aiming for something by either a Maori writer, or at least a writer from the South Pacific. I need to do some spelunking. :D

7 comments:

Kate Midnight Book Girl said...

I love signing up for challenges, even if I end up failing out of most of them too. Nothing beats the excitement of signing up, the optimism that this will push me to read great books. RIP is a little easier for me, since I love scary books, and it falls into my already-planned October reads. Good luck with all of these! The biggest challenge for me will be finally reading Hill House for the readalong, it's been on my shelf for a looooong time. ;)

Jenny @ Reading the End said...

SO excited for A More Diverse Universe!!

Maree said...

Kate - that's exactly my view! I love challenges but rarely complete them. Oooh good luck with the readalong! I read We Have Always Lived in the Castle earleir this year. Very spooky.

Jenny: Me too!!! :D

bkclubcare said...

YAY! I love your enthusiasm. :D

Maree said...

Care!!!! :D :D :D

Aarti said...

I realize I am woefully late in leaving this comment, but YAY!! I am so excited by your participation :-) As an added bonus, if you are able to fully participate in #diversiverse this year, I will waive my rights to the jaffa cakes....

Susan said...

I've been meaning to read THE SPARROW. Maybe I should add it to my challenge reading list?? Hmmm ...

Good luck with your reading!