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R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril (#RIP XII)


Every September 1 through October 31 for the last 11 years Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings has hosted the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge, affectionately known as the R.I.P. Challenge. Carl has been kind enough to entrust the event to Heather and Andi, from now on, and they hope to do him proud.

The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books or movies that could be classified as:


Dark Fantasy

There are many different levels of participation so even if you only read one book or see one movie, you can consider yourself a participant.

I plan to do Peril the Second (2 books) and Peril on the Screen (movies or TV shows).  I hope to read more than two books but I’d like to come out of it feeling accomplished so I will stick with this level.

Possible Reads:

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen & Owen King (read along info coming soon!)
Strange Weather by Joe Hill
A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Possible Movies/Shows:

American Horror Story – Season 7 – 9/5
Fear the Walking Dead – Season 3, Part 2 – 9/10
The Walking Dead – Season 8 – 10/22

IT (the movie) – 9/8
The Conjuring (2013)

If this sounds like fun, join us! For all of the details and the sign-up information, check out this post.


Sunday Matters: Spring, Books, and Life

Sunday Matters

I love this time of the year. I feel hopeful and optimistic and it’s so beautiful outside! I really wish I had access to a window at work though. Or a skylight! Wouldn’t that be something? Everything is blooming and it’s gorgeous.

Right Now:

Even though my yard did not survive the drought, it’s still nice to sit here with the windows wide open, enjoying my cup of coffee. Fresh air really makes a difference.

In a little bit, we will head out for the day but first, breakfast. I am eating clean (trying to) so it won’t be the delicious bagel I am craving but it will be exactly what I need.

This Week:

Not much going on this week. There’s a dental appointment for my daughter which I have to take her to and then there is also one for my son and he will take himself. Still not used to that. There’s a rehearsal in there somewhere,  my life group meeting and something I haven’t done before, volunteering for homeless outreach.


I finished The Lonely Hearts Hotel. It’s a sad little book but also not sad. That makes no sense but maybe the review will once I write it up. Next up: The Barrowfields.

Oh, and it’s not coming out until 9/26 but Stephen King and his son Owen have a book coming out, Sleeping Beauties! You can read about it here. I am almost certain I will host a read-along for it. It’s over 700 pages long! Yay!


I tend to watch the same things each week unless a series ends so The Walking Dead and Bates Motel. I’ve worked a few episodes of Fixer Upper in too. That show is easy to watch while doing other things which makes it popular in my house.

Also, I am still fascinated by Hoarders. Every time I see that show all I can think is that I missed my calling. I LOVE to organize things!!


Eating clean makes meal prep rather easy but not very exciting. Last week I made my veggie bowls and this week will probably be protein and veggies, preferably roasted in some way. Roasted vegetables are so tasty!

Grateful for:

I briefly mentioned my life group above. For the longest time, I was interested in joining a life group but you all know me and know all that I am involved with so time was always an issue. But this winter I bit the bullet and signed up and I could not be happier. It was a ten week commitment and we are heading into week nine but I am hoping we become a permanent group. I am so grateful for this group of woman.

That’s it from me. What did you do this weekend? What’s the one thing you are looking forward to in the coming weeks?