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!
And 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:
- Reread: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland and The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente (review of both)
- Shadows by Robin McKinley
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
- Doll Bones by Holly Black
- A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Peril on Screen:
- Strangers on a Train
- Sunset Boulevard
- Round-up: Dark Passage, To Catch a Thief, Double Indemnity, Rear Window
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!