November News and RIP VIII Wrap-up

Here we are at the beginning of November…with all sorts of things happening today!

It’s the third anniversary of Tales of the Marvelous.  Thank you to all of you for making blogging so much fun for the last three years!

It’s the beginning of NaNoWriMo (that’s National Novel Writing Month).  I participated for the last two years, but I’m skipping this year, so that I can concentrate on publishing (!) and because I need to work on revising existing drafts for a while, instead of starting new ones!  Huge good luck to all the intrepid writers going on the NaNo journey this year.  Sending lots of good writing vibes!

RIP8main400And it’s time to wrap-up the Readers Imbibing Peril experience!  It’s been a fun two months of shadowy reads and especially of shadowy movies.

I read most of the books I planned on, although I never got to Doyle and Christie–but I did get a couple other spooky reads off my TBR list.

The surprise of the event was movies.  I didn’t have any plans along those lines, but I watched Sunset Boulevard on a whim near the beginning of September…which put me in a Hitchcock mood (even though it isn’t Hitchcock) and then I found myself on a Hitchcock/film noir kick!

So here’s what I wound up with:

Peril on Screen:

Did you enjoy some shadowy reading or viewing this year?  I’d love to hear about it!

And meanwhile, I’ll be starting to stack up my sci fi for January’s* Science Fiction Experience… 🙂  See you there!

*Correction: change this year, December’s!

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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15 Responses to November News and RIP VIII Wrap-up

  1. TracyK says:

    Wow you watched a lot of movies. A lot of older ones too. I want to see Dark Passage, and I watched Rear Window last year for RIP. This reminds me to re-watch Strangers on a Train. It has been a long time for that one.

    Congratulations on year three for your blog!

  2. Congratulations on 3 years Cheryl here’s to many more years to come 🙂 Also well done I think you’ve done really well for the R.I.P event especially with watching all those films! As you know I took part too and really enjoyed it. My round-up post is scheduled for Wednesday. I’ve never took part in the Science Fiction event before but will be considering it for next year.

    • Aww, thanks! And thank you for reading!

      Great to hear you enjoyed R.I.P.! I’ve done the Sci Fi Experience for a couple years now, and I’ve really enjoyed that one too. Same laid-back feel and engaged participants…and sci fi is more one of my regular genres, except that I don’t read it enough. So it’s a good push in that direction for me! I hope you decide to join in. 🙂

  3. Awesome job on your reading and watching! I loved Ocean at the End of the Lane! I really need to pick up Shadows, especially after reading your review.

  4. lynnsbooks says:

    I think you did a lot better than I did! I was probably over ambitious – particularly given the size of some of the books – like The Shining! A great event though. Looking forward to Scifi next.
    Lynn 😀

  5. Three years of blogging — congratulations! I always enjoy your blog; you write well. Good job on the R.I.P. thingy, too!

  6. Congrats on three years! 🙂
    Thanks for participating. You did get to some good stuff. Mentioning Hitchcock I forgot to add that I also watched the recently updated version of The Lady Vanishes when they showed in on PBS in September. I liked it, though I think I like the old black and white version better.
    Hitchcock is always a good choice.

  7. dianem57 says:

    Congratulations on three years of blogging. I am impressed with how consistently you have written new posts. There are no long gaps where you didn’t write or recycles of old posts (except very sparingly). That is quite an accomplishment. I hope you will continue to blog for a long time to come.

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