25 September 2009

Something Wicked This Way Comes ...


Yes, even though I am the world's biggest chicken when it comes to scary things, I've gone and signed up for the R.I.P. IV. In the past, I've read others' reviews of books they read for this challenge, and thought it sounded like fun. Usually though, it was nearly over by the time I realized it had even started ... but this year I found out about it at the beginning, so I have chosen

Peril the Second: Read two books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stories that you choose.

I will be reading: Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger; and, The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins.

I think this will be a lot of fun, and since I have a lot more reading time than I used to, I shouldn't have any trouble finishing both books by October 31.

(BTW, Lisa - you should sign up too!)

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In other news, today was a day off, so I met Carol for lunch. We had a blast, and laughed ourselves silly! It had been months since we had seen each other, so it was fun to catch up in person, instead of only online. (In the interest of full disclosure, this may have been the reason some of you had the sensation of burning ears around noon ...) It sure is nice to be with someone who gets my sense of humor - the people I work with are nice, but I think they are fearful that I am flirting with commitment to a mental health facility. I'm not sure they have ever "gotten" any of my jokes - even those that are actually jokes that people tell one another.

Oh well, that's what true friends are for, right?

10 comments:

Carol said...

Okay, I just got choked up a little at the "true friends" part. I'm assuming you meant me, but then again, you know what happens when one assumes......

I had a wonderful time. My favorite part was the big hug you gave me when we first met b/c you hug like you really mean it.

craftivore said...

Both those books sound like great choices. The Collins sounds wonderfully meaty (does it count as scary?), I may have to run down to the library and check it out.

Lorraine said...

Bridget- There's a shawl pattern called 'Something Wicked This Way Comes"- isn't that interesting.

I have a warped sense of humour and I'm proud of it- I feel sorry for people who don't laugh.

Lisa said...

I forgot to do this and will do so momentarily. Thanks. :)

Your current coworkers are jackasses. Not much improvement over your last ones, sadly enough.

knitseashore said...

Book challenges are so fun! I'm looking forward to hearing how it goes. Glad you had such a fun time with Carol!

mary said...

Hi Bridget, I was just today thinking about downloading an Audrey Niffeneger book from audible.com as I have a commuting week coming up. I'm looking forward to learning what you think of it.

FYI, I downloaded Emma instead. A safe decision I figured :)

Maureen said...

Though I've only had the pleasure of 'meeting' you through this blog.... I have to say.... I wish I knew you 'in person' because you seem to have a fantastic sense of humour!!

Carrie K said...

That's exactly what true friends are for! Sounds like a blast.

I really liked The Moonstone but you can see how far the detective stories have come!

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Ohhhh, scary books- adding to list.

One day I'm coming up and coming to one of those lunches!

Amanda said...

I want to read "Her Fearful Symmetry," but it's going to be an exercise in patience - I'm about 80th on the library waiting list.