R.I.P XV Begins Today!

Heart Shaped Box

The first book I plan to read for the R.I.P. XV challenge is Heart-Shaped Box. It’s been on my list for a really long time. I’ve heard good things. I have high hopes.

Aging, self-absorbed rock star Judas Coyne has a thing for the macabre — his collection includes sketches from infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy, a trepanned skull from the 16th century, a used hangman’s noose, Aleister Crowley’s childhood chessboard, etc. — so when his assistant tells him about a ghost for sale on an online auction site, he immediately puts in a bid and purchases it.

It’s not too late to join in. Just pick some books or movies and use the hashtags you see below when talking about them on Twitter and Instagram (#PERILREADERS, #RIPXV).


Sunday Matters: Organizing

Sunday Matters

If you are reading this then you are still around! That is something to celebrate. So many bloggers have disappeared from my feed reader. I know many are taking breaks and I have seen some on social media but there’s not a lot of posting going on. We finally have all the time in the world to read and yet some of us can’t. I am finally over that hump but it took all of March and April for me to wrap my brain around this pandemic of ours and settle down enough to read.

Right Now:

I am about to watch church online and then I am going to tackle the beast I call my loft. It’s hardly mine! The kids took it over since the day we moved in. My books are there but as you can tell from the piles there are plenty of other things there too. Stacks and piles. You can’t see the other side but there is a couch and TV and the pup’s fave spot to sleep when the sun is out.

I really need to take everything off and put it back in some organized way. Yes, that is a Christmas box you see. I have no idea where it came from.

This Week:

Tomorrow my daughter has her driving test for her license. Please think good thoughts, pray, whatever. It was very difficult to get this test scheduled due to the backlog of appointments they had from their closure earlier this year.

From the 3rd through the 8th I am on vacation. I had to take some time since I have so many vacation hours on the books but it’s also my birthday on Saturday so there’s that!


I finished and reviewed The Vanishing Half. It was really good and lives up to all the hype. That completes my summer reading list! A first.

I am now reading What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. Moriarty has become my fave author during this pandemic. This is now the third book I’ve read and I have another one ready to go.

Also, the R.I.P Challenge is back!! Read more about it here, and check out my reading list.



Hoarders. Are you surprised? Still fascinated with that show.

I am looking forward to some shows this fall but with all the delays from COVID I am not even sure when they are on. I set the DVR to record them so whenever they air, I should catch them.

Grateful for:

  • Plants. They are really making me happy during this pandemic.
  • Easy meals that don’t cost a lot to make.
  • Whole cream added to my coffee. Just a dash but oh so good. This is in addition to my regular creamer. I am a creamer girl!