Friday, November 2, 2012

Musings On: RIP VII Wrap-Up

All good things must come to an end and it's time to usher out the RIP VII challenge. I had a lot of fun participating in this challenge. I took full advantage of Peril on the Screen and watched The Moth Diaries, Frankenweenie, Steven King's Bag of Bones, Edward Scissorhands, and my girls and I did our annual viewing of Hocus Pocus.

I took part in The Graveyard Book read along. I listened via audiobook, which was wonderfully narrated by Neil Gaiman! I've said it repeatedly but if you have the opportunity to get this book in audio, please do it. I promise, you will not regret it.

I finished things off by completing Peril of the First. The challenge was to read one book that fell within the challenge's theme. I read the mystery, What Remains of Heaven by C. S. Harris. A review for this one is forthcoming!

My girls made a yarn wreath for the door. It turned out really cute. They were proud of it.

And I tried my hand at doing a pumpkin carving that was unlike my ordinary triangle eyes and nose with a funny mouth. I used a pattern and it turned out okay, though only a few people could tell it was a bat! Hubs pointed out later, that when turned upside down, it looks like a creepy pumpkin face. 

I hope everyone is enjoying the Autumn season!

Finally, I'd like to send well wishes to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.


  1. Looks like a bat to me! :)

    Sounds like you had fun with movies for this. I love all the different ways people participate.

    1. I'm glad you see the bat in there! I had a lot of trick-or-treaters that couldn't figure it out.

      Yes, it's always nice to find bloggers, that you otherwise wouldn't come across, through challenges.

  2. Great job with RIP, Brie! I downloaded the short story freebie audio book from Neil Gaiman that was available on It's only 12 minutes or something like that, but I haven't had the chance to listen to it, yet. Maybe I'll get my youngest to listen to it with me tonight before bed. Muahahahaha!

    Thanks for the hurricane recovery well wishes. So many in our community are still without power, although many have sadly lost more than their electricity. Thankfully, most people are taking it in stride as we come together and help each other out. :)

    ps. Your pumpkin TOTALLY looks like a bat!

    1. Thanks, Christine! I wish I could have read a few more books but I was bogged down with work and family stuff, and barely got to finish the one I did complete before the challenge ended. Cool about the short story, I'm going to check it out asap because I'd love another Gaiman narrated story. I can listen to it on my way to work tonight! :) I hope you and your daughter enjoy it!

      So sad about the lives and belongings that have been lost. It is great that everyone can come together during such times and be a strength to each other. I pray that things get better soon for all involved.

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