Technically, RIP X isn’t over yet for another week. Technically, I could finish off another RIP read and have to edit this post. Technically. But here’s the thing. It’s not going to happen. I’ve been in serious slump mood for a very, very long time, and honestly, this has probably been my most unproductive RIP season ever. I hit my reading slump right as the event began, and never really recovered my mojo. (Probably not helped by the fact that it was still in the stupid mid-90s here until just a few days ago, and has plans to spend most of the next two weeks in the mid-80s.) I still read some good books, but nearly all of my original reading plans fell apart. I barely made it to my goal of Peril the First before the Readathon, and even Readathon didn’t advance me that far! I don’t believe I’ve ever read so few RIP reads…
Ah well, there’s always next year, yes? Here’s what I did manage to read (all wonderful, btw):
- Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris (audio)
- The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson
- The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Gray (audio)
- The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud
- Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
- The Quick by Lauren Owen (audio)
Six books. One reread (wasn’t I supposed to be reread-heavy this year?). A good audio and print split – three each – and that makes me happy. Favorite of these? That’s a tough one. I’d say it’s probably a tie between my first and last RIP read, though really, all of them were fantastic. And if you think quality over quantity, I think six fantastic RIP reads is awesome!
And that’s about that. Here’s to next year and a better reading mood when RIP XI rolls around!